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UAAP: NU routs host Adamson for 3rd straight win

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013 2 Comments

by JOSEF T. RAMOS

National University (NU) pulled-off probably its biggest winning margin in the Season 76 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s basketball tournament.

The Bulldogs had a rousing start and great finishing kick to exact revenge against the Adamson University Soaring Falcons, 80-48, on Sunday for their third consecutive victory in the second round at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Cameroonian Emmanuel Mbe and Bobby Ray Parks led NU’s early scoring rampage as NU raced to an insurmountable 21-7 spread. The Bulldogs closed out halftime ahead at 37-25, and they were never threatened the rest of the way.

“Our defense was so impressive, and that’s why we have more fast breaks,” said NU mentor Eric Altamirano, referring to NU’s 23-9 advantage in fast break points. “Our defense and offense came exactly at the right time and we sustained it the rest of the game.”

Mbe scattered 21 points along with 10 boards and four steals, while Parks scored 16 points in addition to his six rebounds and five assists. Guard Robin Rono had eight points as the Bulldogs climbed to second place with a 6-3 slate.

“I told the boys that every game is important. We have to treat it with a sense of urgency,” said Altamirano.

Adamson was limited to only eight points in the fourth period and suffered its third straight setback for a 3-6 win-loss card.

The Bulldogs shot 34-of-66 (51.5 percent) from the field, while holding Adamson to just eight field goals in the second half. The Falcons had a dismal 18-of-50 (36 percent) shooting clip.

Roider Cabrera and Jericho Cruz led the Falcons with 12 and 11 points, respectively. (EF/Inboundpass.com)

NU 80 – Mbe 21, Parks 16, Rono 8, Porter 6, Javillonar 6, Alolino 6, Rosario 5, Khobuntin 4, Neypes 3, Javelona 3, Villamor 2, Perez 0, Labing-isa 0, De Guzman 0, Alejandro 0.
Adamson 48 – Cabrera 12, Cruz 11, Sewa 8, Petilos 5, Brondial 5, Garcia 2, Agustin 2, Abrigo 2, Monteclaro 1, Trollano 0, Rios 0, Ochea 0, Julkipli 0, Inigo 0.
QS: 21-7; 37-25; 55-40; 60-48.


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Started playing basketball the same way many other Pinoys do -- on the street with his relatives, friends, and neighbors. After accepting the fact I will never be Philippine Basketball's savior against the might of China and Korea on the court, I turned to writing off the court. I'm not exactly the most objective armchair analyst on this side of the basketball universe, but it's not for want of trying. I write about other basketball leagues on HoopNut.blogspot.com. If you also have any queries about the English language, blame it on the day job. Follow me on Twitter: hoopnut

2 Comments

  • The problem of Leo Austria since is his player’s ability to learn the game.

    NU played well in this game because after they lost to ADU the last time they got a dressing down from Hans Sy himself!

    Congratulations to NU!

  • bigf9779 says:

    great job guys…hoping that they can maintain that kind of intensity most especially sa defense nila, so far Gelo alolino is on the right track compare sa mga nagdaang laro, na mataas ang percentage niya sa errors kesa sa points. Goodluck NU Bulldogs!

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