Adamson sweeps 1st round in UAAP juniors basketball | Inquirer Sports

Adamson sweeps 1st round in UAAP juniors basketball

/ 03:34 PM December 11, 2016

Adamson University overpowered University of the East, 130-47, to complete a first round sweep of the UAAP Season 79 juniors basketball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.     

Encho Serrano had a double-double outing of 22 points and 15 rebounds while Gerry Abadiano and Jason Celis chipped in 20 and 18 points, respectively, as the Baby Falcons improved to 7-0 in the season.      


The 83-point winning margin and the 130 points scored by Adamson University are the biggest this season. 

Defending champion National University overpowered UP Integrated School, 95-61, to wound up second with a 6-1 card, while Far Eastern University downed University of Santo Tomas, 87-76, for its fifth victory in seven matches in third spot.     


Ateneo prevailed over De La Salle-Zobel, 64-57, in the last game to capture its fourth win in seven games at No. 4.   

Rhayyan Amsali finished with 16 points, five rebounds and two steals, Karl Peñano added 14 points while John Lloyd Clemente had 12 points, five boards and four assists for the Bullpups, who have now won four straight.    

Eric Jabel and Rhon Abarrientos teamed up for 30 points while Kenji Roman had a 13-point, 14-rebound outing for the Baby Tamaraws.      

Romulo Berjay led the way for the Blue Eaglets with 15 points and nine boards while SJ Belangel had a solid outing with 12 points, 16 rebounds, four assists and two steals.

The Junior Maroons and the Junior Archers fell at 2-5 in joint fifth, while the Junior Warriors and the Tiger Cubs remained at the bottom of the standings with identical 1-6 records.      

Second round action resumes on Jan. 14 after a month-long holiday break. 

For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Adamson Baby Falcons, Ateneo Blue Eagles, Basketball, Encho Serrano, Juniors, La Salle Junior Archers, UAAP, uaap season 79, UE Junior Warriors
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2021 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.