ATENEO, ADAM­SON TRY TO HIKE WIN STREAK

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - SPORTS - By Cedelf P. Tu­pas @cedelf­p­tINQ

Ateneo and Adam­son put their win­ning runs on the line on Satur­day when they square off at the start of their sec­ond round bids in UAAP Sea­son 80 bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment at Smart Araneta Coli­seum.

Play­ing like a well-oiled ma­chine on both ends of the floor, the Blue Ea­gles swept the first round capped by a nail bit­ing 76-75 win over fierce ri­val De La Salle last Sun­day.

But it doesn’t get any eas­ier for the Ea­gles as they face a streak­ing Adam­son squad which won its last four games to end the first round.

“It’s bad news for us,” said Ateneo as­sis­tant coach Sandy Ares­pa­cochaga. “Adam­son is on a roll.”

Univer­sity of the East shoots for back-to-back vic­to­ries for the first time this sea­son when it bat­tles Na­tional U in the first game at 2 p.m.

Alvin Pasaol, who av­er­aged 40.5 points in his last two games, will lead UE.

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