Posted Feb 16th 2014
Ateneo goes for 4th straight win vs Adamson
By Josiah Albelda Posted Aug 25th 2013
They're one game away from the top four but there remains a lot of work to be done for Ateneo de Manila University.
After starting the season with three straight losses, the Blue Eagles have racked up four wins in their last five games in the 76th UAAP men's basketball tournament.
With Kiefer Ravena finally approaching 100%, Ateneo tries to extend that run when it takes on slumping Adamson University in second round action on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
"Generally, we could be better," said coach Bo Perasol after they thumped University of the Philippines last week.
Ravena delivered 14 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and three steals in the Eagles' win over UP, but they had to climb from a first-half deficit to beat the only winless team in the UAAP.
"If there is one thing that brought the better of us, it is that attitude that we never give up," Perasol added.
They will have the chance to prove that once more -- and climb further up the standings -- against a Soaring Falcons crew that has lost its last four games.
Ingrid Sewa has seen his stock fall since injuring his shoulder against Ateneo in the first round, managing to break double digits in points only once after averaging 14.3 points in his first three games.
Sewa needs to get his mojo back for Adamson to stand a chance against this Eagles squad while Jericho Cruz and Rodney Brondial also have to contribute as the Falcons hope to remain in playoff contention.
The game will air live on Studio 23, BALLS HD 167 and uaapsports.tv with a same day replay tonight at 8 p.m. on BALLS SkyCable channel 34/ Destiny channel 36.