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Sam Miguel
04-15-2008, 08:44 PM
Adamson started its Nike Summer League campaign on a relatively rusty note disposing of Metro Manila College 91-73.

Mark Agustin, returning from an ACL injury, is making his UAAP comeback in Season 71. He had 11 points for the Falcons and played smarter and more disciplined ball.

Former Lasalle center Mike Galinato is also making a UAAP comeback with Adamson, scoring eight points and displaying better passing out of the post and as the fulcrum on Adamson's triangle offense.

It looks like usual suspects Colina, Gorospe, Olalia and Canada will be joining them in Season 71 along with about four guys standing in the 6-foot-4 range.

With the return of coach Leo Austria it looks like comebacks are the theme for Season 71 for the boys from San Marcelino. By the looks of it Adamson will be a bigger team that can run a lot on transition. On defense they'll need a lot more work as the smaller MMC Bisons had a number of backdoor plays as well as a lot of opportunities coming off the fastbreak.

MMC in fact stayed within four or so points of Adamson until midway through the fourth period when key MMC players fouled out one after another.

stat
04-15-2008, 10:32 PM
Adamson started its Nike Summer League campaign on a relatively rusty note disposing of Metro Manila College 91-73.

Mark Agustin, returning from an ACL injury, is making his UAAP comeback in Season 71. He had 11 points for the Falcons and played smarter and more disciplined ball.

Former Lasalle center Mike Galinato is also making a UAAP comeback with Adamson, scoring eight points and displaying better passing out of the post and as the fulcrum on Adamson's triangle offense.

It looks like usual suspects Colina, Gorospe, Olalia and Canada will be joining them in Season 71 along with about four guys standing in the 6-foot-4 range.

With the return of coach Leo Austria it looks like comebacks are the theme for Season 71 for the boys from San Marcelino. By the looks of it Adamson will be a bigger team that can run a lot on transition. On defense they'll need a lot more work as the smaller MMC Bisons had a number of backdoor plays as well as a lot of opportunities coming off the fastbreak.

MMC in fact stayed within four or so points of Adamson until midway through the fourth period when key MMC players fouled out one after another.*



sino sino po ang nasa line-up?

Joescoundrel
04-16-2008, 09:21 AM
If Mark Agustin is back I hope he came back with stronger, as they say often happens after a prolonged rehab from an ACL injury. If he will play the 3 spot for the Falcons he can easily outmuscle most UAAP small forwards. It remains to be seen if he can keep up with the superb athletes at the forward spots such as Rico Maeirhofer of Lasalle, Mac Baracael of FEU and Nonoy Baclao of Ateneo.

stonecold316
04-20-2008, 04:48 AM
Adamson is in the rebuilding stage. Kahit andyan si coach Leo Austria, I don't think they will get in the Final Four this year.

Kung andyan pa si Patrick Cabahug at Hugnatan baka sakali pa. Siguro in two year's time baka sakali makalusot.

stonecold316

MonL
04-20-2008, 07:06 AM
Former Lasalle center Mike Galinato is also making a UAAP comeback with Adamson, scoring eight points and displaying better passing out of the post and as the fulcrum on Adamson's triangle offense.


Passing has always been a strong part of Mike's game. We had seen that in him when he was still toiling in Team Behold in the Den. His size and potential almost landed him a spot in Team Animo in Season 82. The kid really needs a mentor who would help him to polish his skills and boost his confidence. If there's any coach who could push the right buttons for Mike to get it all together, it would be Coach Leo. If Ken Bono transformed from a very good player into a monster during Coach Leo's watch, Mike Galinato's basketball career should finally take off.

Joescoundrel
04-23-2008, 09:31 AM
Mike Galinato brings size and underrated passing and jumpshooting skills to Adamson. If Coach Leo Austria can work on his mental toughness he should surprise a lot of people in Season 71. Thus far in the summer tournaments he has been consistent in his passing from the post, seems to have improved his recognition and spacing, and now also has a consistent 15- to 16-foot jumpshot to draw opposing bigs out of the power zone.

stat
04-23-2008, 11:06 AM
wala na ba si canuday?

stonecold316
04-25-2008, 03:45 AM
wala na ba si canuday?


I think graduate na ata si Canuday.

stonecold316

King_stag
04-25-2008, 02:11 PM
he opted out. He has a bone spur on his elbow (from the previous injury). He will go under the knife again.

The_Big_Cat
04-25-2008, 03:26 PM
he opted out. He has a bone spur on his elbow (from the previous injury). He will go under the knife again.

I think this is the hyper-extended elbow he got during an elimination game against Ateneo in 2006. I saw this in television and it looked gruesome. Bumukol sa kabilang side ng elbow yung buto niya.

If he will go under the knife again that means hindi maganda ang pagkaka opera sa kanya. :(

taurus_pride
04-28-2008, 01:37 AM
wala na ba si canuday?


I think graduate na ata si Canuday.

stonecold316


Leo Canuday's playing years are not yet finished. He still has a year to play.

taurus_pride
04-28-2008, 01:39 AM
he opted out. He has a bone spur on his elbow (from the previous injury). He will go under the knife again.


It was actually the so-called calcifications on the bones on his left elbow. It will just be cleaned because it can lead to arthritis if not given medical attention.

taurus_pride
04-28-2008, 01:44 AM
he opted out. He has a bone spur on his elbow (from the previous injury). He will go under the knife again.

I think this is the hyper-extended elbow he got during an elimination* game against Ateneo in 2006. I saw this in television and it looked gruesome. Bumukol sa kabilang side ng elbow yung buto niya.

If he will go under the knife again that means hindi maganda ang pagkaka opera sa kanya. :(


Just to correct some things, if I may. It was from his previous injury. If we can all remember, the accident happened last UAAP Season 69. His left elbow got dislocated after trying to get a charging against Bonbon Custodio of UE Warriors.

Actually, yeah. Hindi okay ang naging procedure sa kanya before. The injury was corrected using a closed-reduction where in fact, accdg to the 2rd Doctor that checked his elbow, it should've been done in an Open-Reduction because of the looks of the injury.

Joescoundrel
04-29-2008, 11:05 AM
The Gorospe fellow seems to be improving as a post player. He moves better now, goes box to box with more alacrity, displays better box-out for rebounds, stays with his guy on defense. And best of all he is among the first out on the wings in transition, a big advantage for a tall fellow.

King_stag
04-29-2008, 03:57 PM
The Gorospe fellow seems to be improving as a post player. He moves better now, goes box to box with more alacrity, displays better box-out for rebounds, stays with his guy on defense. And best of all he is among the first out on the wings in transition, a big advantage for a tall fellow.


The next wide body after bono and hate. The difference is this guy has better mobility.

batangueño
04-29-2008, 06:37 PM
To our friends in San Marcelino, nandyan na ba sa inyo si Soc Rivera? ???

Joescoundrel
05-07-2008, 10:00 PM
Jeric Canada and Lester (?) Alvarez will surprise a lot of the veteran guards of the UAAP who will not take them seriously. These two have become incredible playmakers with their vision, passing, ability to pull up in traffic and on-ball defense.

Joescoundrel
05-16-2008, 11:24 AM
Adamson played a tight defensive chess match to outlast Lasalle 44-41 in the Nike yesterday. Mark Agustin, Jeric Canada, Paul Gonzalgo and Rey Gorospe conspired in the critical stretches of the fourth period to pull off the win against a Lasalle side that played without JV Casio and Bader Malabes.

deej_adu
05-20-2008, 05:17 PM
ehehe.. baba ng score a... anyways, bilib ako kina alvarez at canada kahit dati pa nung rookie pa tong mga to.. may mga galaw eh.. these two are players to watch out for this coming season '71... pati si pappy galinato... and marc agustin... sayang wala si leo canuday... tsk.. tsk.. tsk.. kapangalan pa naman niya coach ng adamson... wala lang... ;D ;D ;D

stat
05-22-2008, 03:15 PM
palaban ang adamson this coming season 71. nasa top 2 sila sa mga invitational leagues. sana final four at makanakaw ng panalo papunta finals!!!!

erichubert
05-23-2008, 01:59 PM
Adamson would be a dark horse in the UAAP season. After La Salle they upset FEU naman, the teams looks good with Austria back at the helm. Canada and Colina have improved a lot and the loss of Hugnatan and Cabahug seems to be a blessing as more players are now stepping up their games.

gfy
05-24-2008, 02:20 PM
Noble is now with UE. MJ of NU suited up for DLSU in today's Nike.

sa_pula
05-24-2008, 02:53 PM
^^wow totoo ba yan sir? ;D a sir sino po yung MJ ng NU?

oca
06-11-2008, 10:52 AM
Nasaan na ang mga taga-San Marcelino?

The way you played last night, it deserves multiple pages of wirte-ups!

A lot can be said about the game, but I want to focus starting after you erected an 8, or was it 9pt lead, and ADMU called for time, game clock was something like 2minutes and barya.

At the resumption of play, Jai converted a 3 and another on the next possesion and then pumuntos din si Salamat. Suddenly tabla!

Akala ko bumaligtad na yung ihip ng hangin.

Tumawag ng timeout si Coach Leo, and after stuggling with that possession, the Falcons regained control of the game and eventually panalo.

Yung hindi bumigay ang Falcons when ADMU equalized speaks a lot of the character of this team. One can write how each specific player contributed to the win. Pero yung character na bumabalot sa team, to me is more improtant.

Kung sakaling natalo, I would have blamed Coach Leo, when Jai made those back-to-back 3s, dapat timeout na agad, pero nagbakasakali pa na may magandang mangyari sa next possesion nila. Ayun hinintay pa tumabla ang Eagles before calling for time.

Does this make the Falcons a contender?

Not yet. Crucial here is how consistent the backcourt can be.

The Cañada/ Alvarez rotation that played last night was almost perfect. Their coach being a PG in his younger years, obviuosly has a philosophy that all good things emanates from the backcourt.

But can they be consistent over a 14-game, 2-round UAAP season?

If they can be just 3/4s of how they played last night in every game this S71, contender na ang Falcons. But that remains to be seen.

Masyado bang generalized ang sinulat ko? Pasensiya kayo, di kayo nagtyagang manood, eh! ;D

THE ONLOOKER
06-11-2008, 10:10 PM
Watch the Flying V game Adamson vs. UE tomorrow at 2 PM.

If UE was drained on today's Nike Summer League game, we'll see some surprise from the boys of San Marcelino. :)

cub
06-12-2008, 06:47 PM
Jeric Canada, Mike Galinato and Colina looks very promising. Canada is so quick that martinez cannot guard him one on one. he had 2 quick lay ups in the OT but when crunchtime came, it seems he doesnt know what to do with the ball. nice to see Galinato hitting those open 15footers. Colina had the chance to beat the red team but failed to sink his last free throw so the game went to OT.

THE ONLOOKER
06-12-2008, 08:04 PM
Jeric Canada, Mike Galinato and Colina looks very promising. Canada is so quick that martinez cannot guard him one on one. he had 2 quick lay ups in the OT but when crunchtime came, it seems he doesnt know what to do with the ball. nice to see Galinato hitting those open 15footers. Colina had the chance to beat the red team but failed to sink his last free throw so the game went to OT.


Espiritu is on beast mode. Colina made him look like a B- player with his tough defense. :lol:

Adamson self destructed on unforced turnovers in OT.

Joescoundrel
06-13-2008, 10:18 AM
Consistency is what the Falcons need now.

Obviously they have the talent, skill and size. Thanks to Leo Austria they now also have a system that works for them.

All that is lacking is consistency. The defense is down pat but there are times when Canada, Alvarez, Colina and Agustin still take silly gambles such as lunging for steals or going after blocks from awkward angles. They need to just stick with that match up zone in the halfcourt and the 1-2-2 trap fullcourt. On offense there are times when the ball stays too long in the hands of the guards who just dribble or pass east-west. The shotclock winds down and whoever has the misfortune of holding the ball last has to put up a forced shot.

They need more discipline to stick to the system and not take too many chances. If they stick to the grind-down game opposing teams are totally taken off-kilter.

gfy
06-13-2008, 10:42 AM
^ The guards were dribbling too much. Coach Leo told them after the game that parang natakot ang Falcons at ayaw magkamali. Gonzalgo didn't attempt his usual load of shots from the 3-point area. Di lang consistency but also experience and confidence. Dami din baguhan sa team nila. I am sure they will correct this and will be a serious contender for the Final Four.

amdgc82
06-15-2008, 07:30 AM
Season 71 Team-by-Team Preview: Adamson Falcons
Written by sidventura
Friday, June 13, 2008 1:22:00 AM*
http://ubelt.com/blogs/sidventura/viewpost.aspx?id=714

No clear-cut favorite. As many as seven teams legitimate Final Four contenders. Long story short: no team is gonna go 14-0 this year, but at least one team could go 0-14 (again). It’s a wide-open race, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to your UAAP Season 71.

When I interviewed them, virtually all the coaches agreed that most of the eight teams have a legitimate shot at a Final Four berth. And to underscore this point, when I asked them who they thought was the team to beat, there was no consensus. Unlike last year when UE was the most common answer given, this year I got five different answers. Depending on whom you ask, the team to beat this year is FEU, UST, UE, DLSU or Ateneo, with FEU, UST, UE, DLSU, or Ateneo a close second.

So let’s take a closer look at each team and see for ourselves. As usual, we’ll do this alphabetically, starting with the Adamson Falcons, who will have a familiar face patrolling the sidelines for them.

Return of the Comeback
Adamson University Soaring Falcons
2007 record: 2-12 (7th place)
Coach: Leo Austria
Assistants: Jing Ruiz and Mon Santos

Additions: Michael Galinato, Chesmar Lapitan, Alexander Nuyles, Robert Ryan Ruiz
Subtractions: Patrick Cabahug, Leo Canuday, Francisco Dela Paz, and Roel Hugnatan

Tentative line-up:
John Marc Agustin – 6’2”
Lester Andrew Alvarez – 5’9”
Jerick Cañada – 5’8”
Jan Julius Colina – 6’3”
Michael Galinato – 6’5”
Paul Dhanru Gonzalgo -5’9”
Reynaldo Gorospe, Jr. – 6’4”
Chesmar Lapitan – 6’2”
Janus Lozada – 6’2”
Aldrin Margallo – 6’0”
Alexander Nuyles – 6’1”
Jeffrey Olalia – 6’0”
Robert Ryan Ruiz – 6’0”
Allan Dominic Santos – 6’4”
Junard Yambot – 6’2”

You can’t help but do a “what if” whenever you talk about Adamson’s fortunes. You wonder whether they would now be among the UAAP’s elite teams had Leo Austria not deserted the Falcons last year to sign on to coach that unwatchable PBA team. For it stands to reason that if Austria had stayed, Ken Bono would have stayed as well, and together they could have built on the momentum of their surprising Final Four run in Season 69.

Instead, Austria decided to coach a PBA expansion team with no real talent, Bono followed suit and decided to forego his final year of eligibility rather than be coached by Bogs Adornado, and Adornado quickly led the remaining Falcons back to UAAP purgatory.

Now, Austria is back for another round of rebuilding, although he will be the first to say that the circumstances today are different than they were two years ago, in both good ways and bad.

“Well, talagang may pagkakaiba itong team ng 2006 atsaka ngayon. Unang una, mas talented iyong 2006 dahil mayroon kang Bono, mayroon kang (Patrick) Cabahug, mayroon kang (Roel) Hugnatan, and sa point guard mayroon kang Mike Yong, and may mga shooter ka rin,” Austria explains.

“But itong team natin ngayon ay maraming mga rookie, mga bata, na alam ko lahat ito gusto magpakita and very aggressive sila. And nakikinig sila eh. And when it comes to attitude, masasabi ko na lahat ito gustong matuto, unlike before na pare-pareho kaming nanunukat eh. Sina-size up nila ako at sina-size up ko sila. Nagpapakisamahan.

“Pero noong 2006, madali silang i-coach noon kasi iyong materials nandoon eh. That’s why maganda iyong
performance namin noon. Pero ngayon, medyo fulfilling itong role ko, itong ginagawa ko dahil alam ko nag-iimprove itong mga player, eh. Siguro destiny ko na ito na masaya ako kapag nakita ko ang mga player na umaasenso.”

Austria is widely credited for turning around the games of Bono and Hugnatan, two talented big men who, prior to Austria’s arrival, were more noted for their lack of desire than their size and talent. Who knows what could have happened last season if the three had remained together along with the rest of the core team.

The Falcons may not have Bono and Hugnatan this time around, but that doesn’t mean their ceiling is low. Basketball nomad Michael Galinato, a legitimate six-five center whose stops have included La Salle and San Beda, is the new man in the middle for Austria, a veteran player who knows how to use his size. Backstopping him will be returning bigs Rey Gorospe, Allan Santos and the promising Jan Colina.

Austria likes what he sees upfront, but he knows they have a ways to go before they can truly match up with the veteran big men of the competition.

“Ang future namin ay nandoon sa mga big man namin dahil mayroon kaming Galinato, mayroon kaming Colina na rookie pa rin (actually sophomore),” he says. “And si Galinato maglalaro pa rin ng three years. Kaya masasabi ko ang strength namin ay nasa big man. But hindi pa ngayon. In the future dahil mga bata pa ito, eh.”

At the wings, the Falcons lost their best shooter – and the league’s top scorer last season – in Cabahug. But veteran Marc Agustin, who sat out last season with an injury, is back to fill the void at the small forward spot, where he will share time with sophomores Jeff Olalia and Aldrin Margallo. But don’t expect any of these three to compensate for Cabahug’s lost scoring output.

Paul Gonzalgo has looked impressive of late, and he should be a solid player at the two-guard spot this season, while spitfire point guard Jerick Cañada could very well be the point guard of the future. I happen to think he’s that good, although Austria offers a more cautious view.

“Well, palagay ko nasa tamang direction siya dahil alam niya iyong role niya dito, kaya nagpapakita siya ng maayos, nagpapakondisyon. Dalawa lang naman iyong point guard ko, eh. And siya yung starter ko. Nagrerespond siya doon sa gusto mong makita sa kanya.

“And I think kailangan pa niyang ma-maintain iyong composure at intensity niya during games dahil hindi pa siya consistent, eh. Kung magiging consistent siya, iyong hinahanap kong point guard nakikita ko sa kanya, eh. Siguro it’s a matter of time. Makikita natin na talagang future siya ng UAAP as a point guard.”

Although Cañada looks like the real deal, he only has Lester Alvarez to back him up. As Austria mentioned, this team has only two natural point guards, so expect Cañada to see a lot of minutes this year.

The Falcons have actually made a lot of noise in the preseason tournaments, so much so that many observers are now giving them a long, hard second look. They made the semifinals of the Filoil-Flying V tournament, knocking off powerhouse Ateneo in the quarters before losing in the semis to last year’s runner-up UE, but not before forcing the Warriors to overtime. In the Nike Summer League, they upset defending champion La Salle in a low-scoring match. Against virtually the same Green Archers team in the FilOil tourney, they went down in overtime.

Austria can only hope this early success will spill over to the tournament that really matters, but he isn’t exactly holding his breath, for he feels a big reason for this surprise showing was that a lot of their opponents simply didn’t take them seriously enough or hadn’t scouted them properly.

“Well, I hope sana ganoon ang mangyari and iyong surprise namin dire-diretso hanggang dumating iyong UAAP. Maybe because, kaya kami siguro nananalo dahil na-underestimate kami. Dahil before talagang nakikita nila very disorganized itong team na ito. Walang direksyon. Pero ngayon, nakita nila na medyo lumalaban na.

“I’m not that confident na talagang lalaban iyong team namin. It’s a matter of time siguro kung talagang maii-lift ko iyong confidence nila atsaka iyong intensity. Pero so far, so good, and I hope na pagdating ng UAAP ay ma-maintain nila iyong intensity na gusto kong mangyari. Iyong morale nila ay laging nandoon sana.”

Which teams does he feel have the best chance to win it all?

Well, para sa akin nandiyan pa rin iyong Ateneo, and iyong La Salle andyan din. Makikita mo naman na iyong FEU talagang maganda ang ipinapakita. And talagang very focused iyong team na iyon. And nagrebuild sila, eh. Two years ago nagrebuild sila. Makikita natin ngayon, inaani na nila iyong prutas. Well, it happened na na-upset lang namin sila sa last game nila.”

But if he were to pick just one team?

“I think itong FEU is talagang the team to watch, eh. Kaya lang hindi natin nakita itong UST. Kung titignan natin iyong line-up nila, intact pa rin ito. Para sa akin, the most experienced team dito ay UST. Kaya isa rin sila sa mga mako-consider mo na contender.”

Despite their strong preseason showing, though, I don’t see the Falcons returning to the Final Four, at least not this year. Their bench is suspect, plus overall they’re not as experienced yet as the top contenders. They will definitely make some noise and record a couple of upsets, but I just see them improving slightly from seventh to sixth, although they will almost surely more than double their win total from last season.

But make no mistake, this is the team of the future.

Sam Miguel
06-17-2008, 07:14 PM
If Leo Austria sticks with this program they will be in the Final 4 as early as next season and perhaps the Finals in Season 73. They might even wind up sneaking into the Final 4 this season if they get just the right kind of tournament schedule. If they string together even a three-game win streak and build some sort of positive momentum the other teams better watch it. Adamson proved in the offseason that they could match up well against contenders like Far Eastern, Lasalle and Ateneo, no reason to think they cannot do the same in the regular UAAP season.

oca
06-17-2008, 07:37 PM
^
Yan yata yung tinatawag nilang confidence building.

Tama, if they get the "right schedule" early in the season and string together some wins, they may just be convinced that they have a realistic chance of making the F4 right off this season. Malay natin, even closely fought defeats at the first half of the first round may serve the same purpose. Nandun na yan kung paano sila imo-motivate ni Coach Leo.

Just saw about 4 games by the Falcons this summer. I like the way they pass the ball to their forwards and center in the 2-pt area. It's almost always at a spot where the receiver is in a position to score without needing to take a dribble. Pipihit at haharap sa ring, kunwari maghahanap ng papasahan, pero pag dinepensahan ng tao nila ang passing lane, ayun titira na. Pag dumikit ang depensa, they sure know how and where to pass. Simple but very effective.

But the way they played vs DLSU for 3rd place at Fil-Oil, to me, shows the mental weakness of the players. They seem at awe going up against the Archers. With a depleted backcourt, the opposition was meant to be defeated. But it wasn't even close.

I have no idea how much playing years the core of this team have. Pero kung buo pa yan sa S72 at S73, malinaw na contender na yan by then, regardless who are coming in.

But this season, they will sure provide excitement for the race for that fourth spot of the F4.

stat
06-17-2008, 08:20 PM
i just can't imagine if the so called ateneo's "4 blue chip rookies" will be coach by leo. wow, they will be monster for the next 5 years. sayang nga lang sa admu sila. knowing that leo is one of the best amateur coach na nagpasikat sa mga top players ng pba ngayun. next season adamson must have recruit a blue chip rookie/s.

stonecold316
06-18-2008, 06:08 PM
The Gorospe fellow seems to be improving as a post player. He moves better now, goes box to box with more alacrity, displays better box-out for rebounds, stays with his guy on defense. And best of all he is among the first out on the wings in transition, a big advantage for a tall fellow.


I have seen this kid play and there is no doubt in my mind that he will become a dominant center in the years to come.

stonecold316

THE ONLOOKER
06-18-2008, 11:01 PM
next season adamson must have recruit a blue chip rookie/s.


Adamson doesn't need blue chip rookie hype. The two Guam nationals are enough to fill in the gap of the departures next season. After the two, another set of imports are waiting to play which is now being readied. Leo Canuday will surely be back next season.

If newcomer Alex Nuyles will perform well this season and Marc Agustin to play 100% injury free, they will shock most of the teams next season.

bchoter
06-20-2008, 12:00 PM
Will the old and new imports' playing years overlap? If yes, hindi ba magiging problema yung "Lago rule" sa rotation?

THE ONLOOKER
06-20-2008, 11:34 PM
Will the old and new imports' playing years overlap? If yes, hindi ba magiging problema yung "Lago rule" sa rotation?

I don't think their playing years will overlap. I don't think the Guam nationals are eligible to play for five years.

stat
07-05-2008, 08:13 PM
sayang!!!

batangueño
07-05-2008, 09:32 PM
GAME ONE: FEU Tamaraws def. Adamson Falcons, 74-71.

The first men's basketball game of UAAP Season 71 proved to be a thriller, as the FEU Tamaraws, touted to be this season's strongest team on paper, survived the onslaught of the vastly improved Adamson Falcons.

Everyone in the FEU line-up improved significantly. I would like to specifically mention Aldrich Ramos, who I think has improved significantly from last year. Jens Knuttel, the FEU-FERN alumnus who is the Tams' current starting point guard, is also vastly improved. Even Riel Cervantes also had a 180-degree improvement from last season. As always, Mac Baracael, Benedict Fernandez, JR Cawaling and Andi Barocca emerged as leaders of the team. Lastly, everyone should watch out for FEU foreign player Robert Kave (from Papua New Guinea) as he would surely give problems to other teams on the defensive aspect.

As for the Adamson Falcons, the return of Coach Leo Austria proved to be the reason for this team's vast improvement. He may only have Mark Agustin as a star player but everyone else knew when to step up when Leo draws his plays. I actually never imagined the Falcons being able to match-up evenly with the highly touted Tamaraws up to a point that they really threatened FEU until some end game jitters caused Adamson's defeat. Particular Falcons deserving of my "praises", well, they were Mike Galinato, Paul Gonzalgo and Jerick Cañada.

Joescoundrel
07-05-2008, 11:13 PM
Adamson fought tooth and nail but still came up short in the end against powerhouse FEU 74-71. Jan Colina, Mike Galinato and Jeric Canada had great games but could not come together in the end-game. Still the Falcons are a totally new team they have served notice to the rest of the UAAP that they have an all-new defense and a lot of newfound weapons.

biboy
07-06-2008, 10:34 AM
Will the old and new imports' playing years overlap? If yes, hindi ba magiging problema yung "Lago rule" sa rotation?

I don't think their playing years will overlap. I don't think the Guam nationals are eligible to play for five years.



bwisit na knuttle yan.,

The_Big_Cat
07-06-2008, 11:15 AM
The three misfortunes that hit Adamson leading by 3 with 40 seconds left:

1. Passing error that could have extended their lead.
2. A useless foul off that turnover that gave FEU two charities to cut the deficit to one.
3. Two missed free throws by Colina that lead to the transition three pont shot of Knuttel.

Gusto ko yung balasa ni coach Leo. I like the Falcons' spunk. The "Upset Kids" for this season.

crew15
07-06-2008, 11:45 AM
for me that game goes to Adamson.... ;D

kaybee07
07-06-2008, 12:44 PM
Despite losing their first game, I know the Falcons will bounce back and rack up more wins than last season thanks to the return of Coach Leo Austria. He really knows how to bring out the best in his players.

Even Ken Bono, who had a falling out with AdU school officials after season 69, went to the Araneta Coliseum yesterday to support his ninong Leo.

stonecold316
07-08-2008, 03:21 PM
May sistema na ang team na ito. Walang superstar at lahat nagtratrabaho.

stonecold316

Sam Miguel
07-14-2008, 10:30 PM
Adamson finally got a win in Season 71 after getting a career game from veteran forward Mark Agustin. Hopefully they can strong a few more wins together. I love the way they have been playing, more team-oriented, selfless, better ball movement, and it seems Coach Leo Austria has made the system simple but tight. One can easily notice the new discipline when it comes to passing and cutting and recovering on the matchup zone.

Joescoundrel
07-19-2008, 08:25 PM
Adamson's Baby Falcons really laid it on UPIS, shocking and awing the Diliman Preps 95-30 in a total show of domination in UAAP junior division action at the Loyola Center in Ateneo. 6-foot-4 forward Aldrin Jarueno led the charge and was ably supported by 6-foot-2 swingman Jay Maderazo and 6-foot-4 center-forward Russel Dix. The trio practically had their way against the smaller Junior Maroons especially inside where Juareno and Maderazo took turns abusing the defense of UPIS.

Against the tall and ahletic Baby Falcons, UPIS sorely felt the absence of RP Youth mainstays and former Junior Maroons Joseph Tolentino - a former junior division MVP - and whip-quick pointguard Joseph Tolentino.

GHRanger
07-19-2008, 10:06 PM
Against the tall and ahletic Baby Falcons, UPIS sorely felt the absence of RP Youth mainstays and former Junior Maroons Joseph Tolentino - a former junior division MVP - and whip-quick pointguard Joseph Tolentino.


Joe, are you referring to Marata? :D

Joescoundrel
07-20-2008, 12:14 AM
^ Marata nga ... :-X

batangueño
07-20-2008, 04:11 PM
Adamson used its height advantage and the shooting of clutch player Paul Gonzalgo to defeat the undermanned UE Red Warriors, 66-64.

canmaker
07-20-2008, 04:31 PM
Undermanned? Meron pa bang ibang player na injured, bukod kay Paul Lee?


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Adamson used its height advantage and the shooting of clutch player Paul Gonzalgo to defeat the undermanned UE Red Warriors, 66-64.

batangueño
07-20-2008, 04:52 PM
Undermanned? Meron pa bang ibang player na injured, bukod kay Paul Lee?

Kabayan, si Gino Etrone, nagpapagaling pa daw tapos si Lucas Tagarda, injured pa din. Nasabi ko lang na undermanned ang UE ngayon given their loss of Fampulme, Gregorio, Cañizares and Borboran, making the 3-spot suspect in the Warriors' line-up.

canmaker
07-20-2008, 05:09 PM
Salamat po kabayan. Kakaiba ang laro ng Adamson kanina, inspired sila ...

batangueño
07-20-2008, 05:14 PM
Salamat po kabayan. Kakaiba ang laro ng Adamson kanina, inspired sila ...

Ganado yung mga bata. Maganda ang naging response nila sa mga plays ni Coach Leo Austria. Nagsimula siguro silang pumutok nung nakalamang na sila nang husto sa UE.

crew15
07-20-2008, 06:10 PM
bimalik ni paul gonzalgo ung tira na kinuha ni knuttel last time out bet.adu and feu,nice stroke paul......

Howard the Duck
07-21-2008, 12:25 PM
congrats sa falcons! ;)

stonecold316
07-24-2008, 12:45 AM
Adamson has shown great improvement this year. Malakas na kalaban on Sunday.

THE ONLOOKER
07-26-2008, 12:56 AM
Adamson played their second worst game last Thursday since summer. The worst was also with the same team DLSU last FilOil-Flying V battle-of-third. DLSU's guards capitalized Adamson on both games.

UST will be a tough test for Adamson but I believe this will be a much easier task for them than their recent games against DLSU and ADMU.

batangueño
07-27-2008, 06:24 PM
UST def. Adamson in overtime, 86-80.

Clark Bautista saved UST to extend the game to overtime. :)

Ranger
07-27-2008, 09:34 PM
It looked like Clark Bautista had his foot on the line on that 3pt shot. Coach Leo should have had that shot reviewed!

bchoter
07-27-2008, 11:41 PM
^ Coach Leo is a true sportsman aside from a great tactician. He's not the "protesting" kind. He'll live with it.

If only two teams can win a ballgame. All my respects to the Falcons. Even the oft-doubted and heavily tattoed Mark Agustin deserves a pat on the back. Nuyles is for real.

stonecold316
07-28-2008, 01:42 AM
It looked like Clark Bautista had his foot on the line on that 3pt shot. Coach Leo should have had that shot reviewed!


The replay shows otherwise. may screen caps ang kaibigan ko to prove it was indeed a three point shot.

stonecold316
07-28-2008, 01:43 AM
UST 5 needs OT before dispatching Adamson
07/27/2008 | 06:42 PM
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MANILA, Philippines – Dylan Ababou scored 26 points including a go-ahead three-point play with less than a minute left in the game and the University of Santo Tomas Tigers defeated the Adamson Falcons 86-80 in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s basketball tournament Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Ababou completed a three-point play off an Alex Nuyles foul and the Tigers broke an 80-all count to go up 83-80 with 53.1 seconds left in overtime.

Adamson never scored after and UST went three-of-four from the foul line to snap a two-game skid.

Ababou also had 13 rebounds and former MVP Jervy Cruz chipped in 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers who upped their card to 2-3.

With UST leading 70-66, Paul Gonzalgo scored on a lay-up and a three-pointer and Jerick Cañada went two-of-two from the foul line to give the Falcons a 73-70 lead with 13.7 seconds in the regulation.

But rookie Clark Bautista of UST drilled a trey with 7.5 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into extra session.

The Falcons dropped to 2-4. – GMANews.TV

nastrans
07-28-2008, 10:53 AM
If any player from Adamson didn't sign the scoresheet after the game then Adamson doesn't have any right to file a formal protest.

Additional, kung gusto naman icontest ng Adamson yung shot ni Bautista, may challenge rule naman e.

THE ONLOOKER
07-29-2008, 09:29 PM
If any player from Adamson didn't sign the scoresheet after the game then Adamson doesn't have any right to file a formal protest.

Additional, kung gusto naman icontest ng Adamson yung shot ni Bautista, may challenge rule naman e.


Pinirmahan nila yun because initially, walang plano mag-protest. After the game na lang napag-usapan because some of the officials are convinced that a referee made a living in that game.

Adamson already placed this game under protest.

bchoter
07-30-2008, 10:07 AM
I spoke too soon.

I'm confused. Di ba if a player signs a scoresheet it means they can put the game under protest? Eh di ibig palang sabihin they had intentions of putting the game under protest right after the ballgame.

I, too, saw some stupid calls in the end game like the one called on Mark Agustin when he was called for an offensive foul when the refs could have easily let it go. Maybe it was a make up call because they called the same foul against Dylan earlier.

If their basis for filing aprotest is because they felt one of the refs were against them puwede din bang mag protesta ang panalong team if they felt the same way against another referee (or even the asame referee :D)?

eightyfiver
07-30-2008, 01:01 PM
Sayang lang ang pera ng AdU, kung totoo iyan. Tsk, tsk. Distraction lang iyan sa kanila.

stonecold316
08-02-2008, 02:59 PM
Both teams were the victims of bad calls. Yun lang yun.
Kung hindi pumasok ang tira ni Clark that sent that game into overtime, I'm sure wala ng sasabihin ang Adamson side about the refs calls.

The_Big_Cat
08-13-2008, 03:19 PM
The Adamson Falcons were featured earlier this morning on ABS-CBN's Umagang Kay Ganda.
Coach Leo Austria was interviewed by Donita Rose.

christian
08-17-2008, 12:15 PM
Can anyone share the line up of ADU for this year's FMC? And dami foreigner. Thanks!

THE ONLOOKER
08-18-2008, 12:38 AM
Can anyone share the line up of ADU for this year's FMC? And dami foreigner. Thanks!


Saan mo nakita yung madaming foreigner?

christian
08-18-2008, 10:48 PM
FMC yesterday. I guess yung mga guam nationals yun, 3? tapos yung Manyaran (?) Dami nyo din palang players sa pool nyo.