MANILA, Philippines – Adamson University found its shooting touch and fended off University of Santo Tomas (UST), 81-70, for its second consecutive win in the UAAP Season 82 girls' basketball tournament, Saturday at the Paco Arena.
Team captain Crisnalyn Padilla was instrumental in the victory for the Lady Baby Falcons after finishing with 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting to go along with nine assists, four steals, and two rebounds.
Adamson led by 20 at the half and never looked back, with Padilla scoring 8 points in the third period to help her team stay in control. They eventually led by as much as 28 points, 72-44, after a Trina Roy layup with 8:03 to play.
"Good job sa mga players kasi lahat ng tinuro namin especially 'yung play kasi nae-execute nila 'yung play. Nae-execute nila 'yung good defense," said Adamson head coach Ewon Arayi as her team came off a 121-44 win over Ateneo de Manila High School on opening day.
Erika Danganan paced the Junior Tigresses with game-high 25 points and 12 rebounds. Rachel Lacayanga carried the fight for UST in the second half, ending up with 14 points.
In the following game, De La Salle-Zobel entered the win column after dominating Ateneo, 105-36.
Jeehan Ahmed paced the Junior Lady Archers with 19 points on 9-of-12 clip with five rebounds and two assists.
Katelyn Cancio, Candice Udal, and Frenz Salado also ended in double digits in points with 17, 16, and 12 markers, respectively.
Andrea Sarmiento was the lone Lady Eaglet in double-digits with 22 markers along with three rebounds, two steals, and an assist.
Adamson will shoot for the first round sweep when they take on La Salle at 9 a.m. next Saturday, January 25 at the same venue. UST and Ateneo will battle each other later that day at 11 a.m.
ADU 81 - Padilla 20, Camagong 20, Carcallas 14, Agojo 10, Miguel 9, Roy 6, Amdad 2, Villarba 0, Reyes 0, Pohen 0, Brutas 0.
UST 70 - Danganan 25, Lacayanga 14, Araza 8, Sison 6, Estudillo 5, Serrano 4, Santos C. 3, Santos B. 3, Rivera 2, Tubog 0, Eroles 0.
Quarterscores: 23-8, 43-23, 67-42, 81-70
DLSZ 105 - Ahmed 19, Cancio 17, Udal 16, Salado 12, Dela Paz 9, Lopez 9, Amol 8, Mataga 6, Maw 5, Villarin 2, Ba 2.
AHS 36 - Sarmiento 22, Almeda 8, Perez 3, Doctor 3, Medina 0, Jimenez 0, Gonzaga 0, Co 0, Capayas 0, Baltazar 0.
Quarter scores: 37-7, 55-8, 82-21, 105-36.
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