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FEU sizzles in second half to down upset-seeking Adamson

By Ivan Saldajeno

SAN JUAN, MM—FEU banked on a second half domination to trounce Adamson, 80-68, in an all-UAAP matchup in the FilOil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup at the FilOil Flying V Arena on Saturday.

The Tamaraws outscored the Soaring Falcons, 53-30, in the last 20 minutes to turn a surprise double-digit deficit at halftime to a 12-point win.

Monbert Arong made 10-of-11 field goals for a game-high 25 points along with two rebounds, an assist, and two steals for FEU, which moved up to 5-2.

Papi Sarr led Adamson with 21 markers. Joseph Nalos returned from a one-game layoff to tally eight points, eight rebounds, and six assists.

Box Scores:

FEU 80-Arong 25, Tolomia 13, Pogoy 10, Belo 7, Ri. Escoto 6, IƱigo 4, Jose 4, Trinidad 4, Holmqvist 3, Orizu 2, Tamsi 2, Ugsang 0, Bienes 0, Liwag 0, Denison 0, Cpmboy 0, Denila 0, Roxas 0

Adamson 68-Sarr 21, Garcia 11, Nalos 8, Aquino 8, Gumtang 6, Polican 3, Baytan 3, Ng 2, Bernardo 2, Villanueva 2, Pedrosa 2, Barrera 0

Quarterscores: 14-19, 27-38, 59-56, 80-68