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‘Ompong’ halts UAAP



Adamson University’s quest for the solo lead has to wait as the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) postponed its games on Saturday due to Typhoon Ompong.

Season 81 Board of Managing Directors President Nilo Ocampo of host National University (NU) made the announcement yesterday as Typhoon Ompong is expected to make a landfall early Saturday morning in northern Luzon.

“After due consultation and considering what appears to be a severe weather disturbance, the UAAP deems its best for everyone’s interest to cancel the basketball games tomorrow (Saturday),” said Ocampo in a statement released to the media.

The Soaring Falcons were supposed to meet De La Salle University in the second game at 4 p.m. at the Araneta Coliseum, hoping to make a follow up to their huge upset win over defending champion Ateneo de Manila University last weekend, 74-70.

Also cancelled was the duel between the Blue Eagles and Far Eastern University in the first game at 2 p.m. Both teams are sporting a 1-1 win-loss card each.

Adamson made the headline last week after its stunning victory over title-contender Ateneo although head coach Franz Pumaren said there could be a downside of that feat.

“We’ll ben a marked team right now. Teams will really scout us, will really prepare for us and probably look forward to play against us and beat us,” said Pumaren, owner of five UAAP titles with the Green Archers.