THE Adamson Baby Falcons drew big baskets from three mainstays to put away the Ateneo Blue Eaglets, 77-65, Tuesday in the 79th University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) junior basketball tournament at the Arena in San Juan.
Rookie Florencio Serrano led with 23 points and seven rebounds as the Baby Falcons stayed in the solo lead with their fourth straight win.
Carlo Abadiano and Reygen Santos had 13 and 12 points, and both combined for 11 points in the second quarter. Adamson moved away from a 21-all deadlock in the first period and into a 41-33 halftime edge.
The Baby Falcons are now ahead of the defending champion National Bullpups and the Far Eastern University Baby Tamaraws, who have the same 3-1 win-loss record in second place.
“We’re still focused on improving,” said Adamson coach Goldwyn Monteverde.
SJ Belangel shot 14 points for Ateneo, which dropped to a four-way tie at fourth with their 1-3 slate.
Xyrus Torres had 23 points for the Baby Tamaraws, who smothered University of the East, 100-82.
Winderlich Coyoca eked out 14 points as the NU Bullpups won over La Salle-Zobel, 80-55.
Miguel Ratuiste had 21 points for the University of Santo Tomas Tiger Cubs in their 69-67 of University of the Philippines Integrated School.
This dropped UPIS to third with their 2-2 record.