Baby Falcons blanks Ateneo with 17-point beating

Date Posted: December 6, 2023 at 11:12 AM

The Baby Falcons secured a commanding victory against the Ateneo High School Blue Eaglets, 81-64, in round 1 of the UAAP 86 Boys' Basketball tournament held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, November 29.  

With the win, Adamson improved its record to 2-0 and gained much-needed momentum on their way to face powerhouse National University-Nazareth School for their next match.  

The opening frame saw the Falcons going toe-to-toe with Ateneo, with the latter even leading by one at the end of the quarter, 15-16. 

Adamson then turned up the heat on the succeeding cantos, banked on their 23-13 second quarter against the Katipunan-based team and never looked back. 

Justine Garcia propelled the Baby Falcons with 17 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and a +30 plus-minus rating. 

Gene Carillo, meanwhile, turned out a perfect shooting performance, banking in all his shots, including two treys and two from the stripe for 12 markers. 

The Baby Falcons take on NUNS this December 2 at the UST Quadricentennial Pavillion in Espana, Manila.