MANILA, Philippines–Ateneo set the stage for a different titular showdown with University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 85 men’s basketball event by aggravating Adamson, 81-60, in the Last Four on Wednesday night time.
Forthsky Padrigao fired 16 factors and Chris Koon included 15 as the Blue Eagles produced small get the job done of the fourth-seeded Falcons and prevented a make-or-split circumstance in the semifinals.
The Blue Eagles will be in search of to redeem them selves towards the defending winner Battling Maroons, who before eliminated Countrywide U, in a greatest-of-3 championship sequence starting on Sunday at the Shopping mall of Asia Arena.
The imprints of a probable rout were apparent in the to start with fifty percent when the Falcons attempted clawing back from a double-digit gap.
With Padrigao, Koon and Kai Ballungay connecting from afar, the Blue Eagles simply bought keep of a 7-stage gain at the onset and bumped it up even more, 39-29, at halftime.
The narrative barely altered the rest of the way with Ateneo sealing Adamson’s exit by scoring 19 straight details late in the third quarter for a 27-stage edge that doomed the Falcons for excellent.
It put the cap on a promising season for the Falcons, who knocked out the La Salle Inexperienced Archers in a playoff for the right to satisfy the leading flight Blue Eagles.
ATENEO 81 — Padrigao 16, Koon 15, Ballungay 13, Ildefonso 11, Kouame 9, Andrade 5, Gomez 3, Quitevis 3, Garcia 3, Daves 2, Lao 1, Lazaro , Chiu , Fetalvero , Fornilos , Ong .
ADAMSON 60 — Lastimosa 10, Hanapi 9, Manzano 8, Yerro 7, Douanga 6, Flowers 6, Torres 5, Sabandal 3, V. Magbuhos 3, Colonia 2, Manlapaz 1, Fuentebella , Jaymalin , Barasi , W. Magbuhos , Barcelona.
Quarters: 20-13, 39-29, 63-36, 81-60.
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