Staying Close at Second Place
On the last playdate of the 1st Round, Coach Leo Austria made sure his boys would not suffer the same fate as the Tamaraws the week previous, Aug.4, Thursday, when the "lowly" Maroons humbled Bert Flores and his charges.
On paper, no doubt, the Falcons had the firepower, and the experience. No secret who the first options were for Adamson -- Nuyles, Alvarez, Camson, Colina, Lozada. Inside and from the perimeter, early on, the San Marcelino boys showed their hapless opponents who would rule and eventually prevail.
After four quarters, Adamson had registered a 26-point victory [72-46].
No surprises in this one.
In the 5-frame sequence below Alex Nuyles Soars and Slams
over a helpless Jelo Montecastro.
Need I say more ?
This Falcon, Alex, will take beat you to the paint, attract the help defense
. . . then dish a quick pass to a fellow Falcon . .
. . . who'll be all alone for a sure twinner.
[This time. it's Manayara who is the recepient of the assist pass]
And this other guy, Eric, he's just got one of the best strokes in the League.
One on one, double teamed, straight up or fading away --
this dude's gonna drill it. No wonder the Falcons are one of the best perimeter shooting teams.
The Falcons won't be the Falcons without theit Little Big Man -- Lester Alvarez.
He can deliver clutch threes when needed, and can drive and draw too.
Here, he clearly has drawn three Maroons, and has made the smart kick out to one of two open Falcons.
Adamson's sixth men -- role players like Brondial and Etrone can easily outplay their opponents, whilst giving the starters much needed rest.
Straight and True -- One can see it in the photo -- this three pointer went in. This one had Etrone's signature on it.
More often than not, this is how Adamson's foes have looked liked
after a match -- Beaten.
Like I said, no surprises in this one -- Just the usual relaxed [triumphant] smiles from the Adamson bench. Happy to oblige Les, Jeric, and Eric !!