UE's Roi Sumang stretches for a layup. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA -- University of the East (UE) gave Adamson University a 27-point beat down on Saturday at the UAAP men's basketball tournament.
The Falcons were simply outhustled, outrebounded and outscored by the Red Warriors who walked away with a 99-72 victory.
UE got 16 points from Bong Galanza and 13 from Roi Sumang.
The host team joined National University (NU) on top of the standings with identical 2-0 sheets.
With Charles Mammie dominating the paint and Galanza doing damage from the outside, the Red Warriors quickly posted a 25-20 edge in the opening quarter.
The Falcons fired back with a 11-3 run, capped by Don Trollano's lay-up, and seized the lead, 31-28.
UE clawed back with successive triples from Dan Alberto, and then Adamson tied the count, 39-all.
UE opened the third canto with a 12-0 run, spiced by Paul Varilla's triple and Sumang's lay-up that had Adamson reeling, 40-51.
The lead later ballooned to 22 points, 80-58, when the Warriors mastered the Falcons' defense.
Adamson momentarily caught fire midway the fourth, but Galanza and Sumang quickly quelled the run.
The victory was similar to UE’s 87-59 thrashing of the University of the Philippines last week.