Tams topple Falcons in overtime thriller

October 07, 2018

Games Wednesday:

(Mall of Asia Arena)

2 p.m. -- UST vs. UP (M)

4 p.m.-- Ateneo vs. FEU (M)

FAR Eastern University dealt Adamson its first loss of the season with an  88-85 overtime victory in the UAAP men's basketball tournament last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The Tamaraws used their stifling defense in the extra session, holding the Falcons without a field goal to post their fourth win in six contests to vault in solo third.

Earlier, University of the Philippines lost an 18-point lead  and needed to overcame its late game free throw  woes to thwart luckless National University, 89-88, for its first winning streak of the season.

Adamson, which went down in a tie with defending champion Far Eastern University at 5-1, completed its comeback from 17 points down with a Simon Camacho putback late in regulation.

Barkley Eboña then made the overtime's biggest basket, scoring a lay-up off a Papi Sarr turnover to give FEU an 88-85 advantage, with 20.1 seconds left.

Wendel Comboy then made a huge block on Sean Manganti, Jerrick Ahanmisi then lost control on the leather and the Tamaraws forced the Falcons to a shotclock violation.

Arvin Tolentino paced FEU with 19 points before being ejected in the payoff period for an unsportsmanlike foul .

The scores:

First  game

UP (89) -- Akhuetie 21, Gomez de Liaño Ju. 20, Gomez de Liaño Ja. 19,  Desiderio 14, Manzo 8, Dario 6,  Prado 1, Jaboneta 0, Murrell 0, Gozum 0, Lim 0.

NU (88) --Ildefonso D. 20, Sinclair 13, Gallego 13, Ildefonso S 12, Gaye 11, Clemente 9, RIke 4, Diputado 3, Morido 2, Yu 1, Joson 0, Aquino 0, Malonzo 0.

Quarterscores: 26-20, 47-40, 70-62, 89-88

Second game

FEU (88)--Tolentino 19, Cani 14, Comboy 13, Eboña 9, Escoto 8, Gonzalea 8, Parker 7, Orizu 6, Tuffin 2, Iñigo 2. Adamson  (85) --Ahanmisi 21, Manganti 20, Sarr 15, Camacho 10, Lastimosa 8, Magbuhos V. 4, Espeleta 3, Pingoy 2, Zaldivar 2.

Quarterscores: 16-19, 43-34, 67-52, 80-80, 88-85.