Sunday, 3 February 2013 1 Comment
The Adamson Falcons stayed unbeaten after four games, while the College of St. Benilde-A Blazers and the University of Perpetual Help-A Altas posted convincing wins in the ongoing 9th Fr. Martin Cup Collegiate Open basketball tournament.
Roider Cabrera and Ingrid Sewa sizzled with 19 and 14 points for the Falcons, who blasted the Mapua Cardinals, 100-54, at the St. Placid gymnasium of the San Beda-Manila campus in Mendiola.
Mark Romero drained 23 points for the Blazers-A as they swamped the University of Perpetual Help-B Altas, 68-51, while the UPHSD-A Altas needed an extra period to put away the University of the Philippines Maroons, 96-90.
The Falcons, who broke away on two of three triples from Cabrera in the second period, are closing in on a first quarterfinal seat in Group B.
Tournament commissioner Robert de la Rosa said the top four teams in the two brackets will advance to the quarterfinal round.
The Cardinals were held to just 13 points in the second period as the Falcons widened a 26-17 edge to 57-30 at halftime.
The Altas-A, behind Jun Balorio with 31 points, squad leaned on Justine Alano, who fired six points in the extra time, to give his squad enough room to keep their distance from the Maroons.