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Lady Tams bounce back against Adamson; DLSU beats NU

By Donjie Carreon Posted Aug 25th 2013

La Salle avenged its first round loss to NU even as defending champion FEU bounced back from its first loss in the UAAP 76 women's basketeball tournament.

Far Eastern University bounced back from its first loss of the UAAP Season 76 women’s basketball tournament by outlasting a pesky Adamson University, 50-45, on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.   

FEU limited Adamson to just three points in the first period but failed to pull away as the Lady Tamaraws only mustered 13 points of their own. The Lady Falcons clawed their way back in the second quarter thanks to Jinky Balasta’s timely shots and poor shooting from the Lady Tamaraws.

Camille Sambille led the Lady Tamaraws with 16 points and 11 boards while Vangie Soriano and Marites Albano added 15 and 10 points each. Balasta and Jesusa Avilla each had 10 for the Lady Falcons.

FEU improved to 9-1, while Adamson fell to 3-6

FEU coach Allan Albano is happy that his team recovered in time to get the win, but admitted being hungover from their loss against the University of Santo Tomas.

“Bumagsak yung morale namin dun sa talo. Nasanay sila na laging panalo kaya mahirap iparamdam na isang talo lang yun. Buti na lang pinakita ulit nila yung refusal to lose kaya kami nag-bounceback, “ he said.

Albano commended Adamson for its gritty play and said that the tough match, like the game against UST, showed that FEU needs to improve its execution.

“Smarter play pa. Kailangan pa naming gawin yun,” he said.

In the first game, the De La Salle University defeated National University, 77-69, to avenge its first round loss. La Salle improved to 6-3 but remained at third place, while NU is still at second with an 8-2 record.

FEU 50- Sambile 16, Soriano 15, Albano 10, Tanaman 4, Siat 4, Chan 1

Adamson 45 - Balasta 10, Avila 10, Garrido 6, Taller 5, Tongco 4, Cochico 4, Quingco 2, Mateo 2, De Castro 2

Quarter scores: 13-3, 22-19, 34-31, 50-45

La Salle 77- Abaca 28, Santos 23, Garcia 9, Ong A. 7, Ong M. 5, Piatos 4, Corcuera 1

NU 69- Tongco 20, Abriam 17, Gupilan 13, Bernardino 9, Bonleon 7, Antiquiera 3