Adamson rolls to fifth win in UAAP juniors


ADAMSON University overwhelmed De La Salle-Zobel, 78-53, to stretch its perfect run to five games over the weekend in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 79 juniors basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City.

Newcomer Encho Serrano scattered 22 points while Jason Celis and Gerry Abadiano added 15 and 10 points, respectively, as the Baby Falcons stayed on the top of the eight-team field.

Defending champion National University toppled University of Santo Tomas, 73-64, while Far Eastern University-Diliman overpowered UP Integrated School, 84-68, as the two teams kept their joint hold of second spot with a 4-1 card.

John Lloyd Clemente had 23 points and eight rebounds while Winderlich Coyoca added 19 points as the Bullpups have now won two straight.

Daniel Celzo and Xyrus Torres teamed up for 34 points for the Baby Tamaraws, who overcame a sluggish start to prevail.

In the other juniors match, Jason Credo and Dave Ildefonso had 19 and 13 points while SJ Belangel had a double-double effort of 10 points and 12 rebounds as Ateneo drubbed University of the East, 89-62.

The Blue Eaglets tied the Junior Maroons in fourth spot at 2-3. The Junior Archers fell in 1-4 in a three-way lojam from sixth to eighth places along with the Tiger Cubs and the Junior Warriors.


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