FEU points 71

Mike Tolomia


Mac Belo


AdU points 62

Don Trollano


Jansen Rios


Just like last season, Far Eastern U finished its first round assignment on a sweet note with a victory at the expense of Adamson University, 71-62. Mike Tolomia fired 21 points, five rebounds, four assists, and a steal while Mac Belo chipped in 13 markers.

Fresh from their victory against National University, FEU still has their range as they drained eight three-pointers, with three coming from Tolomia and two from Belo.

After seven games, Adamson found themselves at the bottom of the standings and has yet to enter the win column.

Reviewing the Keys to the Game


Team TO TOV% TOV per game


16 18.9 19.4


15 16.6 19.0

Both teams have limited their turnovers this time with only 15 and 16, which is  lower than their season averages. However, FEU and Adamson weren’t able to capitalize on each others’ mistakes by getting only 9 and 10 points off turnovers respectively.

FEU’s defesne seemed to be lacking compared to their past few games as there were instances in the first quarter where Adamson had the lead. Fortunately for FEU, they were able to pull away before the end of the first quarter and during the second quarter while Adamson already ran out of gas.


FEU’s press didn’t seem to affect Adamson that much, as Don Trollano and Jansen Rios managed to score a combined 33 points for the Falcons. Another thing, FEU defenders left rookie Francis Donahue unguarded at some part of the game, which he capitalized as he fired two of Adamson’s five triples.

Thoughts about the Game

At 5-2, FEU was able to clinch the second seed though in a logjam along with heavyweights NU and La Salle. The Tams must be enjoying their current seat as of the moment, but they must not forget that the real battle happens in the second round. Head coach Nash Racela has been pointing out FEU’s inconsistencies last game, and that they should be working on it already before anyone snap their winning streak to avoid the fate they suffered in the second round last season.

Featured image courtesy of Sherwin Vardeleon, www.solarsportsdesk.ph