MANILA, Philippines — College of the Philippines leaned on reigning Most Priceless Participant Malick Diouf and fit-again CJ Cansino to kick off its title quest with a 68-51 win over Adamson sans Jerom Lastimosa within the UAAP Season 86 males’s basketball event on Sunday at Mall of Asia Area.
Diouf unleashed a monstrous efficiency with 20 factors on 8-of-12 taking pictures to go together with 17 rebounds, and 4 blocks, whereas Cansino, who sat out final season resulting from his ACL harm, was spectacular in his return as he drained 5 triples to complete with 19 factors.
The graduating pair anchored UP’s fourth-quarter surge and tallied the largest lead of 20 factors, 61-41, with 4:24 remaining. Monty Montebon tried to maintain Adamson afloat however Cansino placed on the ending touches to seal the Maroons’ first win.
“Within the first quarter, I believed we have been a bit of bit gradual taking place on protection, then we’re very impatient offensively. Good factor, the group adjusted nicely to what was taking place. They performed smarter and felt prefer it going in direction of the second quarter,” mentioned UP coach Goldwin Monteverde. “Our protection caught up within the third. I assume for a begin, we’d all the time take the win, however we have to work on what must be labored on.”
Harold Alarcon had 10 factors, 5 rebounds, two assists, and two steals, whereas Francis Lopez debuted for UP with 5 factors and 13 rebounds forward of their subsequent match in opposition to opening-day winner College of the East on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Adamson missed principal man Lastimosa, who’s nursing a knee harm however was in uniform. Montebon debuted with 13 factors, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals to step up for the Falcons.
Didap Hanapi had 11 factors, whereas Joem Sabandal and Cedrick Manzano added eight markers every as they attempt to bounce again in opposition to the College of Santo Tomas on Wednesday.
UP (68) — Diouf 20, Cansino 19, Alarcon 10, Cagulangan 5, Lopez 5, Gonzales 3, Felicilda 2, Torculas 2, Alter 2, Torres 0, Pablo 0, Belmonte 0, Abadiano 0, Briones 0, Andres 0.
AdU (51) — Montebon 13, Hanapi 11, Sabandal 8, Manzano 8, Colonia 4, Magbuhos 3, Ojarikre 2, Barasi 2, Barcelona 0, Ramos 0, Erolon 0, Calisay 0, Yerro 0, Anabo 0, Canete 0.
Quarterscores: 16-11, 31-25, 48-35, 68-51