UAAP: Adamson clobbers UP for back-to-back wins in women's hoops


Posted at Sep 15 2019 02:22 PM

UAAP: Adamson clobbers UP for back-to-back wins in women's hoops 1
Novie Ornopia helped Adamson trounce UP. UAAP

MANILA, Philippines -- Adamson University put together a winning streak for the first time in the UAAP Season 82 women's basketball tournament after dominating University of the Philippines (UP), 100-74, on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Rookie Novie Ornopia came up with 23 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals and a block, while playing in perfect harmony with Adamson ace Mar Prado, who contributed 20 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, 6 steals, and a block in the win.

"Novie is one of my best recruits from last year. Sabi ko nga sa kanya, 'di mo muna matatapatan ang Mar Prado, pero maba-backupan mo si Mar Prado. Gusto ko magkaroon tayo ng Batman and Robin dyan," said coach Ewon Arayi who was more than happy with her 1-2 punch.

"Kapag hindi kumilos si Mar, meron akong Novie. Good thing naman na by Mar's guidance sa mga bata, pinagsabay ko silang dalawa and good thing na itong ating beterano, nadala siya."

The duo was pivotal in Adamson's second-quarter pullaway, dropping 30 points to take a 55-31 halftime lead and cruise to the easy victory to rise to 2-1 and force a triple-tie with University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University at second place.

Kat Araja added 18 points, six steals, four rebounds, and four assists, as Gerl Anticamara had 10 points and four dimes for the Lady Falcons.

UP suffered its third straight defeat this season as its four-year losing streak also continued to 33 straight games.

Jona Lebico topped the Lady Maroons with 19 points and two rebounds, while Stiff Larrosa had 12 points, four boards, and three assists.

The scores:

ADAMSON 100 -- Ornopia 23, Prado 20, Araja 18, Anticamara 10, Catulong 8, Dampios 8, Bilbao 6, Balane 3, Ea. Alaba 2, Mendoza 2, Ei. Alaba 0, Dela Cruz 0, Dumelod 0, Flor 0, Tandaan 0.

UP 74 -- Lebico 19, Larrosa 12, Ordoveza 11, Pesquera 10, Gusilatar 5, Rivera 5, Sanchez 5, Hidalgo 4, De Leon 2, Lucman 1, Taulava 0.

Quarter scores: 25-18, 55-31, 79-55, 100-74.

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