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06-27-2011, 02:07 PM
Inilipat ko lang po para mas appropriate.


AGUSTIN, Mike – 6-2 F
ALVAREZ, Lester – 5-7 G
BRONDIAL, Rodney – 6-4 C
CABRERA, Roider – 6-3 F
CAMSON, Eric – 6-4 F
CAÑADA, Jerick – 5-7 G
COLINA, Jan – 6-3 F
ETRONE, Allen – 6-1 G
LOZADA, Janus – 6-3 F/G
MANUEL, Genesis – 6-3 F
MANYARA, Austin – 6-6 C
MONTECLARO, Ryan – 5-7 G
NUYLES, Alex – 6-1 G/F
OLALIA, Jeff – 6-2 F
PETILOS, Harry – 6-2 F
RIOS, Jansen – 6-2 F
Head coach: AUSTRIA, Leo (5th season)

This team is a solid Final 4 team. Maybe their last push for the UAAP Finals since some key players will gradute this season. Teka bakit wala si Stinnet?

Raging Blue
06-27-2011, 11:29 PM
Pareng maroonmartian, salamat for taking the initiative for starting a new topic about the Soaring Falcons line-up for UAAP Season 74. People might get the impression that Hector the Heckler is Adamson and vice versa :D

06-28-2011, 05:19 PM
This team is a solid Final 4 team. Maybe their last push for the UAAP Finals since some key players will gradute this season. Teka bakit wala si Stinnet?

I read before (can't remember where) that Stinnet is one-and-done for Adamson.

Maybe some people who is more-in-the-know could shed a light.

06-29-2011, 07:18 AM
^ Will Stinnet enrolled late and wound up sitting two and a half instead of only the requisite two years. Basically inabutan siya ng maximum age of 25 years old. Had he enrolled earlier he could have played two seasons, pero last season would really have been his last.

May isa pa siyang kasabay na isa pang taga-Guam si Stinnet, a brawny 6'5" center-forward Brian Susuico. With Austin Manyara in the lineup it came down to a choice between Stinnet and Susuico, since they were both the same age and enrolled at the same time, Adamson chose Stinnet to shore up the perimeter.

I think both players returned to Guam already.

06-29-2011, 10:15 PM
in the fil-oil there's cabigas in the lineup. is he serving residency or he's out for uaap

07-14-2011, 06:42 AM

Defensive stops key Ateneo’s 29th straight win over Adamson
by Adrian Dy

DEFENDING, three-peat champion Ateneo de Manila University tightened up on defense when it mattered the most, holding Adamson University scoreless in the last 6:56 of the fourth quarter while scoring 11 straight points to nab a come-from-behind win, 55-51, last July 10, at the Araneta Coliseum.
Having crafted a 51-44 lead over Ateneo, the Falcons were looking forward to finally ending a 28-game losing streak to their foes. But when push came to shove, the Blue Eagles relied on their defense, forcing Adamson to miss its last 14 shots en route to just seven points in the final canto.
“Our advantage is that we could dump it down to Greg [Slaughter] in the post,” said Ateneo head coach Norman Black after the game. Indeed, Ateneo took full advantage of their 7’0″ transferee and returned to the more post-centered system it utilized with center Rabeh Al-Hussaini two years ago. Slaughter led all scorers with 23 points, eight rebounds and two blocks as his bulldozer-like performance in the post confounded the Adamson big men. Kirk Long added 10 and Nico Salva had eight for Ateneo, which had to put up with the sub-par debut of blue-chip rookie Kiefer Ravena. The highly touted ex-Blue Eaglet went scoreless in 14 minutes.
“This was a tough game for Kiefer because normally we use him as a two [shooting guard]. They started posting him up [with Janus Lozada and Alex Nuyles]. It’s something he’s going to have to adjust to,” explained Black.
The Eagles got off to a blistering 8-2 start, setting up Slaughter in the post immediately. Long and Salva then added their firepower to the mix as Ateneo stretched the lead to a game-high 11 points, 16-5. But the Falcons battled back and took their first lead of the game, 34-33 after a triple by Lester Alvarez. Adamson continued to bomb away from outside before an Austin Manyara tip-in handed coach Leo Austria’s unit its largest advantage of the game, 51-44. Unfortunately for the Falcons, that proved to be their last basket of the game.
With 2:15 left, the Eagles went back to their money man, Slaughter, who took Jan Colina’s fifth foul while tying it at 51-all. Long then converted on a layup in transition after referees ruled it was tipped away after it had hit the backboard, infuriating the Adamson side of the arena. That turned out to be the go-ahead basket, putting the Eagles up, 53-51.
On the succeeding possession, Adamson missed four attempts on offensive boards by Rodney Brondial and Eric Camson. The Falcons lucked out though, with Manyara forcing a turnover on Slaughter on the next possession. But a pass by Alvarez slipped through Cabrera’s hands. That set-up game-clinching free throws by Emman Monfort, who once again closed Adamson out from the line.
The tightness of the game was not a surprise to Black, who said, “It’s pretty much what we expected. For one, they’re well-coached. Two, they’re very talented. They scouted as well, they know our plays.”
Alex Nuyles led the Falcons with 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting. Point guards Alvarez and Cañada combined for 14 points and eight assists. The Falcons got balanced scoring, 24 from the starters and 27 from their bench, while the Eagles banked hard on their starters, getting just eight from their second-unit.
The scores:
Ateneo 55 – Slaughter 23, Long 10, Salva 8, Monfort 6, Erram 3, Gonzaga 3, Austria 2, Ravena 0, Tiongson 0, Sumalinog 0, Golla 0, Chua 0
Adamson 51 – Nuyles 11, Alvarez 8, Cañada 6, Camson 6, Cabrera 6, Manyara 5, Lozada 3, Etrone 2, Brondial 2, Colina 2
That almost 7 minute scoring drought equals their team's 29th losing streak to this team. Frankly they could have won it. They just fell in love with the three. The same weapon that brought them back failed them at the closing minute of the game.

07-16-2011, 08:46 PM

Falcons claw Tams for first win
By Alder Almo

MANILA, Philippines -- The Adamson Falcons soared high and took the Far Eastern University Tamaraws by the horns with a huge 78-59 confidence-boosting win in the UAAP Season 74 at the Araneta Coliseum today.

Alex Nuyles scored 10 of his game-high 22 points in the opening canto as the Falcons jumped the guns on the unsuspecting Tamaraws.

Adamson sustained its surge in the succeeding quarters to get its first win of the season after losing their first game to defending champion Ateneo.

The Tamaraws came closest at 56-60 on RR Garcia's three-point play, but the Falcons quickly buckled down to work. An 8-0 spurt by Adamson capped off by a well-executed alley-oop pass by Jerick Canada to Janus Lozada extended the lead back to double digits, 68-56, with 3:56 left.

The Tamaraws, who opened the season with a win over De La Salle Green Archers, failed to find their groove in this game, shooting just 37.5 percent from the field.

Third year forward Eric Camson churned out a double-double performance with 12 points and 10 boards to back up Nuyles, while five more Adamson players chipped in five or more points.

Garcia and Aldrech Ramos led the Tamaraws with 20 and 14 markers, respectively.

The scores:

AdU 78 - Nuyles 22, Camson 12, Lozada 8, Colina 8, Manyara 6, Petilos 5, Canada 5, Etrone 4, Cabrera 3, Brondial 2, Alvarez 2, Monteclaro 1, Manuel 0, Agustin 0, Rios 0, Olalia 0.

FEU 59 - Garcia 20, Ramos 14, Cawaling 11, Romeo 5, Tolomia 4, Cruz 2, Exciminiano 2, Escoto 1, Sentcheu 0, Pogoy 0, Foronda 0, Bringas 0, Knuttel 0.

Quarters: 25-16, 42-34, 56-45, 78-59.
Statement game. They are a serious contender for the Finals.

07-24-2011, 10:21 PM

Falcons hand UST 1st defeat
by Adrian Dy

IT’S quickly becoming second nature for Adamson University to run its opponents into the ground early.

Following up their 78-59 drubbing of the FEU Tamaraws, the Falcons burst out to a 16-2 start against the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers and never looked back, successfully fending off repeated fightbacks to grab their second straight win in the 74th season of the UAAP, 81-71 last July 24 at the PhilSports Arena.
Alex Nuyles scored eight, and Janus Lozada added four in that run after Chris Camus gave UST its first and only lead of the game, 2-0 on a fast break layup. The Tigers, egged by their head coach Pido Jarencio, didn’t roll over and die, though, clawing back over the next two quarters before finally trimming the lead down to single digits on an and-one play by rookie Kevin Ferrer with 7:30 left in third, 46-37. They got it down to eight twice later on in the same period, once on a basket by Karim Abdul, and then two possessions later on a bucket by Camus off a Karim Abdul dish, 52-44. But in that last instance, Adamson countered with seven straight, including a triple from Nuyles, to keep them at an arm’s length.
A last-ditch effort in the tailend of the fourth cut the deficit down to nine, 76-67 on a bank shot by Jeric Teng, before Eric Camson played hero, nailing a triple from the top of the key with 1:08 left to play and ensuring that the Growling Tigers would suffer their first loss of the season. “This is a very important game dahil UST [was] 2-0 going into this game,” said Falcons head coach Leo Austria. “In order to solidify our spot in second place below Ateneo…we could not afford to lose this game.”
Four Falcons finished with double-digit scoring, led by a career-high 21 points from Janus Lozada, who played just 22 minutes due to foul trouble. Camson added 19 and seven rebounds, Nuyles flashed his all-around game with 16 points, six rebounds and three assists, and Lester Alvarez came off the bench to score 11 points and dish out four dimes.
Looking to limit the production of the perimeter scorers of UST, the Falcons were successful to a large extent, allowing just 15 points from Teng on 3-of-9 shooting, and preventing Ferrer, who had nine, and Jeric Fortuna, eight, from scoring in double-digits. In their absence, reserve forward Melo Afuang and Abdul combined for 27 points and 13 rebounds, though the Cameroonian rookie was whistled for an unsportsmanlike foul in the second quarter for elbowing Camson on the head. All in all, the Growling Tigers shot just 24 percent from the perimeter on 25 shots for 14 points, a far cry from their usual production.
The now 2-1 Falcons shoot for win number three on Thursday, July 28, against the 0-4 UE Red Warriors, while the Tigers, who sport the same record as their tormentors, look to get back their winning ways when they face 3-1 FEU on Saturday, July 30.

The scores:
Adamson 81 – Lozada 21, Camson 19, Nuyles 16, Alvarez 11, Manyara 5, Colina 4, Etrone 3, Cañada 2, Petilos 0, Brondial 0, Cabrera 0
UST 71 – Teng 15, Afuang 14, Abdul 13, Ferrer 9, Fortuna 8, Camus 8, Pe 2, Vigil 1, Lo 1, Tan 0, Sheriff 0
Quarter scoring: 16-5, 42-29, 64-48, 81-71

Four players in double figures. Another win where the Falcons raised the lead early, their key for their victories so far. I also notice their half-court man to man defense. Maybe one of the best in the league.

07-25-2011, 03:15 PM
Aba eh naka dalawa kaagad ! ang bangis !! ;)

07-26-2011, 10:48 AM
Adamson has show consistency across the board against two teams expected to give them trouble if not beat them, FEU and UST. Keeping it simple has certainly helped. Use the man-zone or Box-1 on defense to force out the opposing guards. Hit the gas for the early offense whenever possible. Move the ball quickly and reverse just as quickly in the halfcourt. It even almost worked against Ateneo.

07-29-2011, 03:22 PM
ANGRY BIRDS (ayoko iTagalog) daw ang Adamson. After that heartbreaking loss to Ateneo, they have unleashed their true form. Good luck to the Bulldogs.


85-54. The biggest win of Adamson and biggest loss of UE in years.

07-30-2011, 12:01 PM
"You can't coach if you can't recruit."- former Adamson head coach

Answer to that remark

"You can't coach if you don't DEVELOP that recruit."

07-31-2011, 04:02 PM
The way the Falcons are playing, mabuti na rin marahil tumikim na sila ng talo nung first game nila.

The way things are, they'll end the 1st round 6-1. Going by the formula on scheduling and how the field is playing they'll most likely play Ateneo last in the 2nd round.

This team can go undefeated the rest of the way. Had they won that 1st game, napakalaking burden nung possible 14-0 sweep. A distinction that has no bearing to winning what matters most -- the championship.

Kunin lang muna ang twice to beat na walang distraction. At wala akong nakikitang distraction!

07-31-2011, 04:22 PM
^ Oo nga eh, mas nasa spotlight pa ang NU kaysa sa kanila. Eh isa pa lang ang panalo ng NU.

07-31-2011, 04:53 PM
Pag makuha nila ang twice-to-beat, isang panalo lang iisipin nila para makapasok sa finals. Eh kung may sweep na pinag-uusapan, dagdag pressure lang yun.

Pero eto, mukhang tatalunin ng NU, tabla sa 52 under 4 minutes...

07-31-2011, 05:09 PM
Masama pala itong Adamson pag nababati! ;D

07-31-2011, 05:16 PM
Akala siguro nung lumamang ng 13 ay tuloy-tuloy na, just like their games after the opening weekend. Now they know they have to play 40 minutes.

Matuto habang maaga.

This loss is not as bad as it is frustrating, NU is in the bottom half of the standing and it doesn't affect much the position of AdU in its goal of earning a 2x-beat-incentive.

07-31-2011, 10:28 PM
The game against La Salle would be a crucial one. After that loss to NU, tied sila sa DLSU for the third place.

Lead maintenance at end game finishing kailangan nila para bumalik ulit. But that loss is not that bad IMO.

07-31-2011, 10:38 PM
This loss to NU will serve as a lesson for Adamson. They probably needed this loss to keep them grounded and focused. Lahat naman ng talented teams dumadaan sa ganito. They will take less chances in their next games.

08-09-2011, 08:06 AM
From the UAAP Media Center - - -

August 13 (Saturday) / Araneta Coliseum

1PM NU vs. UE

August 14 (Sunday) / Araneta Coliseum

If DLSU wins on August 11:

1PM UP vs. UST

If UST wins on August 11:


08-13-2011, 10:09 PM
This is the first time since the inception of the Final 4 that they are at the top 2 after the second round. Question is would they sustain it? With that loss of FEU, they have separated themselves from #3 and #4.

08-17-2011, 01:19 PM
Ang yabang ni Coach Leo Austria. Kung di lang daw sa mga mistakes nila dapat sweep nila 1st round. Wala din daw sila karapatan matalo sa lower ranked team. Well at 6-2 they are on a high. Next game vs NU will be payback time. Let's see. ;D

08-18-2011, 04:14 PM
Canada, with a dagger trey, ups the lead back to 10. Cold water to NU's hot rally.

08-20-2011, 07:02 PM
Now at 7-2, malayo na ang agwat nila sa 3rd and 4th place. Pag nanalo sila bukas lalaki na naman ang agwat nila sa 3rd place team (FEU).

08-21-2011, 11:44 AM
Hhmmm...abangan.. ;D

08-21-2011, 05:15 PM
Bawi na Feu 62- Adu 61 ;D

08-21-2011, 09:28 PM
^Napaghandaan ng mabuti. I notice these a while back.
-good half court setting team but sometimes they become too predictable (Nuyles and the small forwards)
-Alvarez's tendency to shoot the ball rather than to set up or drive (kaya nga napalitan)
-fasten the pace a bit so that the defense wouldn't set up
-drive hard and dish to open post players

May mali rin siguro yung mga players ng Adamson sa dying minutes. Di sila agad nagfoul. Anyway no reason to panic PA. Second pa naman kayo. At napansin ko sa Adamson this season, pagkatapos ng talo ay nag-aadjust din sila.

09-01-2011, 06:33 PM

Falcons claw Warriors for win #9
Josiah Israel Albelda, Thursday, September 01, 2011.

It was the same, old story for the University of the East Red Warriors.
The Recto-based squad went neck-to-neck with powerhouse Adamson University for almost three quarters but did not have enough gas as the Soaring Falcons drubbed them, 76-57, in the 74th UAAP men's basketball tournament today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Not unlike their past three games, UE kept abreast with the more talented Adamson side but then the young Warriors fizzled out anew and unraveled in the third as the Falcons trooped to their ninth win in 12 matches.
The victory brought the San Marcelino-based five closer to the much-coveted second seed and an important twice-to-beat advantage as the Final Four looms.
"We did not execute our plays well. This is not the right attitude going into the playoffs," Coach Leo Austria told reporters. "Andun yung overconfidence ng mga bata knowing that we can beat them with an average game."
Adamson fell behind early, seemingly firing blanks in the first half when they drained only 11 of their 40 shots. But the Falcons regrouped in the last 20 minutes and sank 19 of 29 attempts (65.5%) on the way to sending the Warriors to their 10th loss in 12 games.
"I'm happy dahil nakinig sila nung second half," Austria said. "Nung umpisa kase, they were thinking of scoring first."
Junior forward Eric Camson pushed his case for the Most Improved Player award after tying his career high of 20 points and 15 rebounds. The Batangas native also blocked two shots while shooting 64.3% from the field.
High-flying guard Alex Nuyles dazzled with an all-around performance anew, posting 17 markers, six rebounds, five assists and two steals while Lester Alvarez chipped in with 10 points.
Adamson broke free from a close game with a 15-3 run starring Nuyles that turned a 36-37 deficit to a 51-40 lead to end the third quarter.
Then the Falcons continued to pound the Warriors no end in the final canto, pummeling the hapless UE side and even erecting their biggest lead at 76-50 after a Jansen Rios basket with a minute left.
Even with Austin Manyara absent from patrolling the lane, Adamson was unstoppable on the boards, where they dominated the Warriors, 54-38. The Kenyan missed his first game of the season after a contusion he suffered from a collision with Nuyles in their game against University of the Philippines last weekend.
"He's not 100%," Austria shared. "He had an MRI earlier. We don't want to aggravate his injury."
After a string of tentative outings, Paul Zamar led UE with 17 points and two assists even as forwards Adrian Santos and Biboy Enguio contributed six markers apiece.

The scores:
Adamson (76) - Camson 20, Nuyles 17, Alvarez 10, Cabrera 9, Brondial 8, Lozada 7, Rios 2, Colina 2, Canada 1, Petilos 0, Agustin 0, Olalia 0, Monteclaro 0, Etrone 0
UE (57) - Zamar 17, Santos 6, Enguio 6, Casajeros 5, Noble 5, Tagarda 4, Duran 4, Zosa 3, Sabangan 2, Sumido 2, Flores 2, Javier 1, Sumang 0, De Leon 0
Quarters: 17-14, 27-28, 51-40, 76-57

Kudos to UAAP site, ambilis ng article. Yung next assignment nila matitindi. UST and of course ADMU. Matatapos na kaya ang "streak"?

Sam Miguel
09-03-2011, 06:19 PM
Adamson had a 16-point lead but eventually lost by 16 to UST. What the hell is wrong with this team? Ateneo's perfect season seems all but guaranteed.

09-04-2011, 01:11 AM

UST rallies to bury Adamson
by Adrian Dy

THE University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers are quickly finding out that the second half is their domain.
They also sent a loud message to the UAAP that their defense is no joke, knocking down the Adamson University Falcons, 74-58 in Season 74 last September 3 at the Araneta Coliseum.
After holding the UE Red Warriors to just 15 points in the second half in their last game, the Growling Tigers pulled off a similar trick, conceding just 16 points to the Falcons in the third and fourth quarters, and overturning a 42-27 halftime deficit.
“Ang momentum nasa amin, kaya nga mahirap pigilan ang momentum. Medyo malakas na ang dating namin. Ang mga bata, nagsamasama na,” said head coach Pido Jarencio, reiterating a point he made after defeating UE.
Former rookie of the year Jeric Teng led an 8-0 rally to get a double-digit deficit down to single figures after the break, 41-35, before Adamson finally got on board with a split at the line by Alex Nuyles. With momentum shifting to their side, the all-Jeric backcourt of Teng and Fortuna scored seven straight to get UST to within a point with 5:24 remaining in the third. An Eric Camson putback of a missed triple by Lester Alvarez gave the Falcons more breathing room, 45-42. But UST’s guards were not yet finished, with Fortuna nailing a double-clutch triple before Teng nailed another trey over Janus Lozada to give the Tigers a three-point lead with 3:24 on the clock. Still, Adamson was able to tie the game at 50-all, with two free throws by Nuyles, but Chris Camus connected on a layup with five seconds left on the clock, paving the way for the Growling Tigers to end the quarter on top for the first time in the game.
Another huge UST run kicked off the final period, with Fortuna accounting for five in a 9-0 blast to pad the lead to nine, 61-52 with 6:07 left. The Falcons were bailed out, though, when Alvarez was fouled while attempting a triple. The fifth-year floor general hit all three to trim the deficit to 61-55 with 5:46 left on the clock. But it was all UST from that point on, as Kevin Ferrer and Teng continued to lob treys, inflating the lead to as high as 18, 72-54 with 2:13 remaining to punctuate the turnaround.
Four different Growling Tigers finished in double-figures, led by Teng’s 20 points on 7-of-16 shooting. Teng also added eight rebounds and six assists, bouncing back from a poor first half. Backcourt partner Fortuna added 15 points and five assists, while Karim Abdul and Chris Camus added double-doubles of 15-14 and 13-11, respectively.
The Falcons raced off to one of their usual hot starts, kicking off the game with a 9-2 run. But UST kept in step with nine first quarter points from Abdul. After a layup by rookie Ferrer started the second period and drew the Tigers to within six, 20-14, Adamson dropped 11 unanswered, six coming from Camson. UST finally nailed its second field goal of the quarter when Kim Lo buried a jumper, before Camus tipped in a Lo miss, getting his squad to 31-18. Allen Etrone buried a triple in response, restoring a 16-point lead, but UST countered with a triple of their own from Fortuna, starting a 9-0 run that brought the lead back down to single-digits, 34-27, with 2:47 left in the first half. Adamson wasn’t about to go away, closing the period strong with an 8-0 run highlighted by twin scores from Janus Lozada as the Falcons took a 15-point edge at the break.
“Sinabi ko lang sa kanila, ‘tamad tayo.’ Ganun kami, kung tinamad kami, walang nangyayari. Kapag nagsipag kami, delikado lahat…lintik ang depensa namin [in the second half],” said Jarencio, when asked what adjustments he made during the halftime break. “Ilagay niyo sa ulo niyo, ‘Hindi tayo mapapagod ngayon.’ Awa ng Diyos, anim lang ang naglaro sa last 15 minutes…May napagod ba? Wala. Dahil gusto nila.”
Only Nuyles finished in double-digit scoring for the Falcons, tallying 14 points on 4-of-15 shooting as his entire team’s accuracy dropped off a cliff in the second half, going from 16-of-33 to just 3-of-26. Rodney Brondial added nine points, seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks as a still injured Austin Manyara could only log limited minutes, while shooters Lozada and Alvarez chipped in with six each in the loss.
UST dedicated the win to Jarencio, who celebrates his birthday on Monday, September 5, and to injured teammate Carmelo Afuang, who may miss up to three weeks after undergoing surgery for gallstones.
With the victory, UST moved up to 7-5, a half-game behind the idle FEU Tamaraws. It has won four of its five second round matches so far, losing only to Ateneo. And, if they continue to win, starting with a September 8 meeting with the Tams, they’ll have a shot at moving up to as high as the second spot in the standings. Adamson, meanwhile, dropped to 9-4. Should they fall to Ateneo on September 10, their last assignment of the regular season, the Falcons could free fall to fourth depending on how FEU and UST wind up.

The scores:
UST 74 – Teng 20, Abdul 15, Fortuna 15, Camus 13, Lo 6, Ferrer 5, Tan 0, Sheriff 0, Lao 0, Pe 0, Ungria 0

Adamson 58 – Nuyles 14, Brondial 9, Camson 8, Etrone 6, Lozada 6, Alvarez 6, Cabrera 5, Colina 4, Petilos 0, Manuel 0, Manyara 0, Cañada 0

Quarter scoring: 12-20, 27-42, 52-50, 74-58

09-04-2011, 01:16 AM
^ Akala ko matututo na mga ito sa lead maintenance at finishing. As far as the second round have shown, "mga minnows (mahihina)" pa lang natatalo nila. 32 point swing? That is TOTAL COLLAPSE. Iyan din rason bakit natalo sila sa first game.

09-04-2011, 12:56 PM
maaga nag-peak ang adamson, kaya ngayon second round nawawala na...

09-04-2011, 01:49 PM

Ricky Olivarez interview of Coach Leo Austria on Adamson's losses. Pressured daw sila kasi ngayon pa daw sila nakapunta sa position na ito. They have to live with the Adamson communities' expectations.

09-06-2011, 09:06 AM
This is where we find out how good Leo Austria and his coaching staff is in terms of preparing their team mentally and psychologically to be true contenders. Perhaps they did peak too soon, much like FEU did last season, and now the law of averages is simply catching up with them. But I think this is really more of a mental thing. If this were true then the Ateneo should have started losing as well. Conversely, Lasalle should have started winning more when the second round came. This whole "peaking too soon" thing makes some sense, but does not explain everything. I think this really is more of these Falcons not really knowing how to handle their early success. Leo Austria said as much to me in one conversation, na parang nabigla sa ganda ng sarili nilang laro mga bata niya. Which is why I think he and his staff needs to sit down and talk their boys through this. Sayang lang naipundar nila kung hindi man lang sila umabot ng Finals. At the rate FEU is going it looks like the Tamaraws might actually take that Number 2 spot after all. Their game this Saturday against the Ateneo is not make-break, incredibly enough. That is after all the team going for the sweep going against the team now skidding. If the skidding team loses it would be expected. So they should not go into that game feeling pressure, because as the second round has shown pressure is not a friend to these Falcons.

09-10-2011, 05:24 PM
The streaks are dead! Congratulations Coach Leo and the Falcons! This makes things a lot more interesting.
Looking forward to the Final 4.

09-10-2011, 05:24 PM
Coach Leo has proven himself! Alex Nuyles, all heart!

09-10-2011, 05:26 PM
Congratulations Falcons! Longest losing streak ends. 13-game winning streak ends. Nuyles has a bright basketball future.

09-10-2011, 07:19 PM
^ The most disciplined teams in terms of setting up their half-court play. TJ Manotoc mentioned a while ago that how the Adamson run their set is like "ballet". Comparable to what FC Barcelona is doing with their tiki-taka (literally juggling). Notice their screens and popping out to set their players. Ang ganda tignan. Key I think why they won? They stop Ateneo's transition offense.

Congrats to Adamson. But the season is not over yet.

09-10-2011, 09:55 PM
^ the "ballet" comment was attributed to Norman Black

09-11-2011, 07:25 AM
There are many games where the result is attributed to what the losing team failed to do. There are a good number of cases that this holds true for Adamson whenever they were on the losing end, the defeat was attributed to what the Falcons did not do.

But this Sep 10, 2011 Adamson-Ateneo game is one that is purely on the credit of the winning team.

Now that the 2x-to-beat incentive is locked, and with a victory that should remove self-doubt if they can go all the way, I look forward to seeing the Falcons in the Finals.

Walang katiyakan kung ano kahihinatnan dun, pero ang pumasok sa Finals ang Adamson ay isang bagay na tiyak kong ikinatutuwa ng marami sa atin dito.

Nice game yesterday, hope to see more of that.

09-11-2011, 07:43 AM
congrats to adu! well deserved win, well played, and well coached by leo austria. good luck in the final four :)

09-12-2011, 08:37 AM
Adamson coach Leo Austria was happy but still all-business in the press room after their huge win over the Ateneo. "Mahal na mahal kami ngayon ng FEU at UST," he said with a good laugh. "Now there really will be a Final 4." Austria just plain did everything right today, and turned his team around just in time for their date with history.

He turned his sights immediately to FEU when the Tamaraws had a victory all but wrapped up against Lasalle, and UST had its arse handed to it by the NU Bulldogs. "Sayang, medyo mas simple sanang katapat ang UST, matindi match-up kung FEU," he observed. And he went into a monologue about how a man-zone should work.

His match against the underrated Bert Flores should be a great one.

09-12-2011, 08:51 PM
Totoo yan para malaman kung sino mas gwapo sa dalawa ;D

09-13-2011, 08:13 AM
Congratulations to Rey Parks (MVP) of NU and Kiefer Ravena (ROY) of the Ateneo. Philippine basketball is in good hands for the next 10 years with these two.

Although it is not yet official, Ravena and Parks will likely be joined by Ateneans Greg Slaughter and Nico Salva, and Adamson's Alex Nuyles, since they made up the Top 5 in the statistical race.

09-14-2011, 01:45 AM
I want another shot at these Soaring Falcons, provided we accomplish what needs to be done on Thursday, dispatching our respective opponents.

09-14-2011, 01:46 PM
I want another shot at these Soaring Falcons, provided we accomplish what needs to be done on Thursday, dispatching our respective opponents.

Naku, ingat. May kasabihan, "Be careful of what you wish for." ;)

09-15-2011, 09:03 PM
;D salamat sir Oca. ::)

09-16-2011, 05:32 AM
I want another shot at these Soaring Falcons, provided we accomplish what needs to be done on Thursday, dispatching our respective opponents.

Naku, ingat. May kasabihan, "Be careful of what you wish for." ;)

Natural lang na gustong gumanti sa nakatalo. ;)

Sayang naman kung hindi makakapasok ng finals ang Adamson. Talunin na kasi ang FEU sa game 2.

09-18-2011, 05:41 PM
^ I think minamalas talaga ang team na ito. ;D Pero note, sabi ni Machiavelli, those who are more prepared have more power to blow the winds of fortune for them and to mitigate it when it is running against them. They are still unprepared to compete at the Final 4 podium. Farewell to Lester Alvarez, Janus Lozada, Jan Colina and especially Jeric Canada who spark that Adamson rally. Mga kasama niya kinapos.

What's the status on Austin Manyara? Tuloy pa rin ba siya next year? Mukhang sa point sila magkukulang. Still they have Cabrera, Brondial and Nuyles. They also have some good bench players.

09-18-2011, 05:46 PM
props to the graduating falcons for representing your school well, most especially today to canada and nuyles. gutsy performance by both players, and it was clear that nuyles had no lift due to his sprain. large fighting heart by canada, props to you :)

09-18-2011, 07:14 PM
Sayang. Oh, what could have been. Congratulations for the season you had. Could not help but feel for these guys, especially for the graduating seniors who gave it all out there at the SMART-Araneta.

I hope that the Adamson faithful show the proper appreciation that these guys deserve. May PCCL pa to fight for, guys.

P.S. I saw this in a tweet, but for Alex Nuyles, I hope to see you don the country's colors soon.
P.P.S. Man, Jerick Canada was amazing in controlling the tempo today.

09-18-2011, 09:29 PM
sino ba mga maglalaro sa adamson next season?

09-19-2011, 09:18 AM
^ Jerico Cruz, 6'2" swingman, great scorer, intelligent player, very versatile, can play up to four positions I think, came from RTU, should be able to contribute immediately, will be a better player than Janus Lozada, the guy whose roster spot he will most likely inherit.

There is one more 6'2" forward who has a nifty change-of-pivot drive and can use the strong hand and the off-hand very well, forgot his name though, lean fellow, not really a super athlete but shows some quickness.

09-19-2011, 09:23 AM
As for their Final 4 meltdown, for godsakes, these Falcons must have forgotten that they did ensure a Final 4 after beating the Ateneo. After playing as well as they did versus the reigning champions they just reverted back to the old, inconsistent, easily dealt with Adamson of old. They executed with patience and intelligence versus the Ateneo. They didn't do that against FEU. They played a tight but flexible defense with great ball denial and immediate help versus the Ateneo. They didn't do that against FEU. Was the whole point of their season just to beat the Ateneo and make sure there would be a Final 4? I thought the goal was to at least challenge for the championship.

09-19-2011, 10:37 AM
I would say that Alvarez and Canada are not good defenders vs. the trio of Garcia, Romeo and the improving Tolomia. And if they put Nuyles and Lozada on them, they obviously would get tired and their offense would suffer. I did not understand why Nuyles continued to drive inside when it was getting them nowhere. Just as I commented to a friend that they should start shooting outside because of the 10-point lead and time running out, that's when Canada shot his threes. ;)

09-19-2011, 11:48 AM
Adamson can thank its lucky stars that at least they still have Alex Nuyles, Eric Camson and Rodney Brondial returning next year. Without a veteran pointguard to steady the ship though, it'll be tough getting through the big games against the better teams.

09-19-2011, 07:42 PM
Adamson can thank its lucky stars that at least they still have Alex Nuyles, Eric Camson and Rodney Brondial returning next year. Without a veteran pointguard to steady the ship though, it'll be tough getting through the big games against the better teams.

thanks sa info si pearce daw yung papalit sa PG position at si SEWA BA?

09-19-2011, 09:47 PM
higante ang aprkiano ng adamson na si sewa, kaya lang sadyang hilaw na hilaw pa laro, at sa pagkakapaliwanang sa akin ng assistant coach ninyo sa 2013 pa eligible si sewa.

09-20-2011, 09:52 PM
higante ang aprkiano ng adamson na si sewa, kaya lang sadyang hilaw na hilaw pa laro, at sa pagkakapaliwanang sa akin ng assistant coach ninyo sa 2013 pa eligible si sewa.

iba ba si ingrid kay sewa? anong height?

09-30-2011, 11:39 PM
sr Wang-Bu at Joescoundrel

may naka usap ba kayo sa adamson coaching staff tungkol kay Robert McQueen ? counterpart ni newsome ng admu


09-30-2011, 11:48 PM
filam ba yan mcqueen? how tall and how old is he? u know him?

10-04-2011, 10:30 AM
^ Any kid that good, no way he'd settle for a Philippine school where he has to wait two years. He could easily play Division III or maybe Division II ball.

Tommy Vercetti
10-04-2011, 12:43 PM
I wonder how Adamson will adjust next season given the loss of the mirror-image point guards in Canada and Alvarez to graduation. Losing them will have a tremendous effect in the way the Falcons do their plays.

10-07-2011, 11:04 PM
Probably Marty Pearce (FEU) and Earvin Jose (Don Bosco) might replace the point guard duties left by Canada and Alvarez. Any news also on the ff. recruits:

> Justin Deans
> Don Trollano (from UE)
> Vince Tinte (from UST)
> Nestor Bantayan
> Eric Cabigas (ADMU-Davao)

11-17-2011, 07:48 AM
November 22, sa San Juan Arena.


11-18-2011, 09:16 AM
Probably Marty Pearce (FEU) and Earvin Jose (Don Bosco) might replace the point guard duties left by Canada and Alvarez. Any news also on the ff. recruits:

> Justin Deans
> Don Trollano (from UE)
> Vince Tinte (from UST)
> Nestor Bantayan
> Eric Cabigas (ADMU-Davao)

Tinte, Bantayan and Cabigas all played in the last Fr Martin Cup Division 2 where the B Falcons finished runner-up to San Beda B. Cabigas saw the most minutes and plays guard, might be 5'11" or 6-flat, good enough athlete but nowhere near Nuyles. Jerico Cruz is the true star of Adamson B. Bantayan saw limited minutes at both forward spots. Tinte was barely used, wasting his 6'7" frame. Tinte is lean and lanky and athletic but just cannot seem to hold his own in an actual game, always getting pushed and shoved even by players half a foot shorter. Bacon Austria could probably kick Tinte's arse one on one. Trollano is now practicing with the team. I have no idea who Deans is.

11-22-2011, 05:51 PM
PCCL: Adamson defeated JRU, 73-58

Falcons were led by Austin Manyara with 16 pts, (12/15 FT) and 9 Rebs and Janus Lozada with 14 pts, 11 Rebs, 5 Asts, 3 Stls

Next game will be against SSC-R Golden Stags.

11-23-2011, 07:09 AM

Adamson ousts JRU; Letran gives La Salle the boot
By Jasmine W. Payo

MANILA, Philippines—Austin Manyara sparked a fourth-quarter swing to lift Adamson past Jose Rizal University, 73-58, in the stepladder Sweet 16 round of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League Tuesday at the FilOil-Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Manyara, the Kenyan center who finished with a game-high 19 points and nine rebounds, took charge in a key breakaway that put the Falcons ahead for good, 60-49, after a slim 49-48 lead.

...Despite the absence of two injured stars, The Falcons thrived behind Janus Lozada, who had 14 points, 11 boards, five assists and three steals and Jerick Cañada, who chipped in 10 markers.
Adamson also took advantage of a crucial fourth-quarter stretch where the Falcons converted five free throws off a pair of technical fouls slapped on JRU coach Vergel Meneses and player Ralph Monserat.

The scores:

First Game

ADAMSON 73—Manyara 16, Lozada 14, Cañada 10, Colina 8, Camson 7, Cabrera 6, Etrone 4, Brondial 4, Manuel 2, Alvarez 2, Olalia 0, Petilos 0, Rios 0, Monteclaro 0, Agustin 0.

JRU 58—Apinan 17, Kabigting 13, Villarias 10, Monserat 4, Lopez 4, Matute 3, Almario 3, Paniamogan 2, Mendoza 2, Tiongco 0, Montemayor 0.
Quarters: 13-18, 25-27, 48-40, 73-58

Sam Miguel
11-23-2011, 02:03 PM
For volleyball fans, the tournament starts this Saturday 26 November at the Fil Oil Arena in San Juan.

For the men:

9:00 - FEU v Lasalle
10:30 - Adamson v NU

For the women:

2:00 - NU v UP
3:30 - UST v Ateneo

And this is for November 27, Sunday also at Arena.

For the men:

9:00 - Ateneo v UE
10:30 - UP v UST

For the women:

2:00 - FEU v UE
3:30 - Lasalle v Adamson