Adamson Soars Past Maroons; UP Still Needing Win
Two of the pre-season favorites coming into the UAAP Season 73 squared off last Saturday, and it was the Adamson Falcons who proved their mettle against the UP Fighting Maroons, winning 66-59.
The Maroons were able to knot the game at 44 by the end of the third period. But after that, it was all Adamson defense that held down the Maroons to a miserable 4-of-16 in thei field goal department. Woody Co, Mike Silungan and Martin Reyes worked it out to keep in close tab with the San Marcelino Five, who just went out with all the defensive stops that hindered the Diliman Squad to notch their first win for the season.
Adamson, courtesy of the heroics of Eric Camson, Jerick Canada and Alex Nuyles, are now on the top half of the standings, sharing a 2-1 card with Ateneo and La Salle. UP, on the other hand, is at the bottom, together with a wounded UE Red Warriors, who suffered a painful crushing from the Archers last Sunday, 82-63.
So far, FEU is on top with a clean slate of two wins and no losses. NU and UST are in 5th and 6th slots with one win each and two incurred defeats.
UP is set to face the UST Growling Tigers on Thursday at 2PM, along with the UE-FEU game at 4PM. UP needs to win this game to escape the cellar momentarily with a 1-2 card, or else they find themselves reeling at 0-3 all alone.