San Beda survives Adamson to barge into Filoil semis
Defending champion San Beda secured a spot in the semifinals of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup after surviving Adamson in a 64-62 thriller Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Sean Manganti caught fire midway through the payoff period, scoring Adamson’s last 18 points to bring the game to as close as 62-63 with 3.4 ticks left but Jose Presbitero’s free throw iced the win for the Red Lions.
“We know that Adamson is a very strong team so I just reminded my players about our game plan,” said San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez.
The Red Lions held a 37-23 lead in the second quarter, but the Soaring Falcons clawed back with an 11-2 run to cut the deficit to six, 34-40.
San Beda made 19 free throws while Adamson only had two.
Robert Bolick led the Lions with 23 points while Javee Mocon came away with 16 markers and 11 boards.
Manganti had 20 points to lead the Falcons while Papi Sarr added 13 points and 12 rebounds. Ma. Angelica D. Garcia
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