Lady Archers halted by Lady Falcons

Published on May 9th, 2014 | by DLSU Sports

DLSU Lady Archers vs. AdU Lady Falcons [05.09.14]

The DLSU Lady Archers absorbed their first loss in the 2014 FilOil Flying V Premier Hanes Cup against the gritty Adamson University Lady Falcons side to the tune of 54-58, last May 9 at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

Marga Dagdagan consistently penetrated the Lady Falcons’ defense to tie the game at 12 a piece in the first quarter but Adamson stayed on track in the second quarter and took the lead as the first half drew to a close, 31-25.

In the second half, the Lady Falcons established a 49-37 lead at the end of the third quarter but the Lady Archers had a furious comeback in them come the final quarter.  With the team gaining momentum in the offensive end, La Salle’s Trisha Piatos and Ara Abaca made crucial plays to close in on Adamson with less than five minutes left in the game.

Piatos also cashed in from rainbow territory to make it a four-point deficit for the Lady Archers at 55-51.  With only 40.2 seconds remaining in the final period, Ara Abaca had a chance to tie the game at 55 via free throws but was only able to convert one of her two charities.

In the dying seconds of the game, the Lady Archers had one last chance to regain the lead after Adamson made a crucial turnover.  However, the defending FilOil and UAAP champions were stymied by Adamson’s last defensive stand leading to their first defeat in the preseason tournament.

Inna Corcuera paced the Lady Archers with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist while Ana Castillo added 9 points and 3 rebounds.  Jesusa Avila, on the other hand, led the Lady Falcons with 21 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists.

This loss dropped the Lady Archers to a 1-1 win-loss record in the standings while the Lady Falcons improved to 2-1.

The next game for the Lady Archers is on May 17, 2014 at 10:45am against the team that they eliminated in the UAAP Season 76 Final Four, the UST Tigresses.  Game venue is still at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

Box Scores:

DLSU (54) – Corcuera 10, Castillo 9, Garcia 8, Melendres 8, A. Ong 7, Claro 6, Abaca 3, Piatos 3, Dagdagan 0, Lumba 0, Vergara 0, Gonzales 0, Scott 0, Oyao 0.

AdU (58) – Avila 21, Mateo 9, De Castro 8, Amper 7, Ong 7, Alcoy 4, Balasta 2, Ballado 0, Sulit 0, Ido 0.

Quarter Scores: 12-12, 25-31, 37-49, 54-58.

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