|The Adamson Falcons fended off a game NU Bulldogs to stay unbeaten on Saturday. Jade Moya/Dugout Philippines|
By Sherlyn Paleg
SAN JUAN, MM -- The Adamson Soaring Falcons maintained their winning slate after their fifth win, a 63-58 squeaker over the NU Bulldogs at the FilOil Flying V Centre on Saturday.
The hero of their last game against UP, Sean Manganti scored 14 points, 4 assist, 3 rebounds and 2 steals, Papi Sarr and Jerrick Ahamnisi contributed with 22 points respectively.
Before the Falcons taste their another victory, Jed Colonia got injured on the middle of the period and the Bulldogs took advantage of it getting 39-43 to open the final frame.
"We're just lucky that we survived that ambush. We made a lot of mistakes, we made it difficult on our part. I guess we're in this position because our defense was keeping us afloat," Pumaren noted.
On the midway of 4th quarter, Dave Ildefonso did a layup to cut the lead by 3, 55-58 but Sarr answered it making a five-point lead.
Again, the Bulldogs fight back 17.8 remaining on the clock just down by three 58-61 but Manganti gives another heartbreak for this season as he prevails and ends the game with 2 free throws.
NU Bulldogs will face FEU Tamaraws on Wednesday while Adamson Falcons will rest for a week to seek another triumph on October 7 also against the Tamaraws.
AdU 63 – Manganti 14, Sarr 11, Ahanmisi 11, Camacho 8, Espeleta 4, Lastimosa 4, Zaldivar 4, Mojica 3, Colonia 2, Bernardo 2, Magbuhos 0, Pingoy 0, Catapusan 0
NU 58 – Ildefonso D 14, Joson 11, Rike 8, Ildefonso S 6, Morido 6, Galinato 4, Yu 3, Gaye 2, Tibayan 2, Clemente 2, Diputado 0, Gallego 0, Sinclair 0
Quarterscores: 11-10, 26-21, 43-35, 63-58
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