Adamson beats NU to inch closer to a Final Four berth.

The Adamson Soaring Falcons dominated the NU Bulldogs, 90-77, in the UAAP 80 Men’s Basketball Tournament, Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena..

With the win, Adamson goes up to 8-4, ensuring at least a playoff for a Final Four spot.

The Falcons started strong, Robbie Manalang scored 9 points during the first quarter as the first period ended, 32-12 in favor of the Falcons.

Same story for the following quarters, as the Bulldogs just had no answer for the scorching hot shooting of the Falcons.

The Bulldogs actually out-scored the Falcons, 29-18 during the final period but it was a case of too little, too late.

Jerrick Ahanmisi and Jonathan Espeleta scored 16 points each for the Falcons, Papi Sarr and Robbie Manalang scored 14 points each as well.

The Falcons waxed hot from downtown, making 13/26 from the three-point region.

Jay Jay Alejandro top scored for the Bulldogs with 18 points while Adven Diputado scored 14 points.

NU falls down to 4-7, a game behind fourth placers UP and FEU.

SCORES

ADAMSON 90 – Ahanmisi 16, Espeleta 16, Sarr 14, Manalang 14, Pingoy 7, Manganti 7, Lojera 5, Camacho 4, Mustre 3, Bernardo 2, Zaldivar 2, Ochea 0, Hill 0, Paranada 0, Chua 0

NU 77 – Alejandro 18, Diputado 14, Yu 8, Mosqueda 7, Tibayan 6, Morido 6, Abatayo 5, Aquino 4, Cauilan 3, Joson 2, Gaye 2, Rangel 2, Lastimosa 0, Bartlett 0

QUARTER SCORES: 32-12, 57-35, 72-48, 90-77

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