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Pumaren glad at Adamson's best first half in win vs NU

Franz Pumaren oversee Adamson getting hot early in the first half
By Kevin Estrada

PASAY CITY -- Franz Pumaren saw his Adamson side hit their target en route to their best first half performance of the season when they fended off a short-handed NU team Sunday evening at the MOA Arena.

"It worked to our advantage. At least we were able to establish the game from the start," Pumaren said, noting that regular starters Issa Gaye and Matt Salem had various medical issues that affected their game.

After leading by 22 after the opening 20 minutes on an insane 11/18 shooting from the rainbow area,
the Falcons ended up with a 50% (13/26) from beyond the arc.

But Pumaren thinks their form is beyond their hot shooting.

"People will tend to notice the shooting. But we should have to look at the bigger picture," he added. "That's why we got those open shots: because we create some stops, we created turnovers."

However, Pumaren stressed another concern again on the rebounding side of the game, after being outrebounded once again for the second straight game.

"Actuall we're trying to address that particular problem. It's a cause of concern." he lamented, after giving up three boards more to the Bulldogs who do not have their leading rebounder in Gaye who averaged 9.5 before the game.

"It's just those little things that we have to do that can really help us getting those rebounds," Pumaren concluded.

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