In photo: Adamson’s Dawn Ochea in action
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By Angela Coloma
THE ADAMSON University Soaring Falcons out-winged the Ateneo De Manila University Blue Eagles, 61-62, in their third game for the UAAP Season 79 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, September 17, Saturday.
Four seconds into the end of the quarter, Adamson’s Dawn Ochea received the inbound pass and pulled up the jumpshot which gave Adamson its second W of the season The Falcons said it was a tactic “diagrammed” by their team.
“Sabi kasi ni coach na kapag naka-deny sina Jerrick at Robbie, siyempre hindi sila (Ateneo) mag-eexpect na off the bench ang mag-iiskor,” Ochea said in the post-game press conference.
Falcons’ Robbie Manalang scored 15 points, while Ateneo’s Antonio Asistio scored 10 points, one assist and one rebound. “It was a really good game, it showed the character of the two teams,” Adamson coach Franz Pumaren said.
The game had 4 lead changes and 6 deadlocks, statistics from the UAAP’s official game sheet showed.
Adamson now ranks 3 in the league’s team standings (2-1). Ateneo trails behind at the 4th spot (2-2)