Baby Falcons dominate UE in boys’ basketball as earthquake halts play

Date Posted: December 7, 2023 at 02:40 PM

The Baby Falcons continue their winning ways in UAAP 86 Boys' Basketball Tournament, securing their fourth straight win with a commanding wire-to-wire victory against the University of the East (UE), 66-51, at the Adamson Gym, December 6. 

Adamson wasted no time in asserting themselves against the Warriors, surging to a 13-5 lead and extending the margin to 34-20 by halftime.  

The game, though, was halted with just a few seconds into the third quarter when an earthquake prompted a 35-minute stoppage of play. 

But despite the unexpected disruption, UE still struggled to regain momentum in the second half, falling behind by as much as 19 points as the Baby Falcons flexed their team depth with 11 out of 15 players contributing points.  

Adamson now sits atop the league standing and boasts a flawless 4-0 record. 

Mark Esperanza led the scoring for Adamson with 10 points, while Justine Garcia and Earl Medina added nine points each. Vince Reyes made his presence felt with an impressive 15 rebounds and eight points. 

The Baby Falcons' stellar performance reaffirms their status as a force to be reckoned with in the tournament.  


ADU 66 - Esperanza 10, Garcia 9, Medina 9, Reyes 8, Tumaneng 7, Sajili 6, Artango 5, Umali 4, Perez 4, Abayon 2, Carillo 2, Bonzalida 0, De Jesus 0, Tumabang 0, Baluyut 0. 

UE 51 - De Leon 17, Lagat 13, Alejandro 6, Malonzo 4, Dahino 4, Sabroso 4, Datumalim 2, Cuevas 1, Despi 0, Almanza 0, Pedrita 0, Farochilen 0, Suria 0. 

Quarter Scores: 13-5, 34-20, 51-35, 66-51.