Filoil: Ahanmisi, Adamson down Letran
Adamson downed a pesky Letran crew, 83-78, to score back-to-back wins in the 2016 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Jerrick Ahanmisi, younger brother of Rain or Shine rookie Maverick, paced the Falcons with 26 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a block.
“This was a good test for us,” said Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren. “At least, we kept our poise down the stretch. Though we made some mental mistakes, we were able to recover on time.”
The Falcons took control of the game in the third quarter with an 11-point edge, 69-58, but the Knights closed the gap in the payoff period, 77-73 within the last four minutes.
Unfortunately for Letran, Robbie Manalang and Papi Sarr came to Adamson’s rescue and dropped five straight markers to put the game away in the clutch.
Manalang added 15 markers and seven assists, while Sarr got 12 points and seven boards in the win.
Rey Nambatac carried the Knights (1-2) with a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds.
ADAMSON 83 – Ahanmisi 26, Manalang 15, Sarr 12, Ochea 9, Pasturan 7, Mustre 4, Tungcab 3, Paranada 3, Camacho 2, Bernardo 2, Ng 0, Garcia 0.
LETRAN 78 – Nambatac 18, Calvo 15, Balanza 15, Luib 13, Sollano 7, Quinto 4, Balagasay 4, Apreku 2, Dela Pena 0, Bernabe 0, Ambohot 0, Panbid 0, Sario 0.
Quarters: 17-19, 47-41, 69-58, 83-78
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