Falcons snap skid but set to lose Austria
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - August 31, 2013 - 5:38pm

MANILA, Philippines – The Adamson Falcons finally snapped a six-game losing streak at the expense of the still winless UP Fighting Maroons, 67-53, Saturday in the UAAP Season 76 men’s basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Ingrid Sewa and Rodney Brondial combined for 32 rebounds with the African import dishing a monster game of 18 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks to pace Adamson, which went winless since July 20 against Final Four contender National University Bulldogs.

But the Falcons’s victory was overshadowed by the surprised announcement of coach Leo Austria stepping down after this season.

“I think this will be my last season in the UAAP not because I’m going to the PBA but I want them to have a change,” said an emotional Austria in the post-game interview.

Austria’s contract is set to expire on Oct. 31 though there was a verbal offer he received a month ago before losing six straight games.

Austria further stressed that some quarters within the Adamson community have lost faith in him and he added that he won’t insist himself if they no longer want him.

Austria, who piloted the San Miguel Beermen to the Asean Basketball League title earlier this year, is also a member of the Petron Blaze Boosters’ coaching staff in the PBA. 

ADAMSON ADAMSON FALCONS ASEAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE BUT THE FALCONS FIGHTING MAROONS FINAL FOUR INGRID SEWA AND RODNEY BRONDIAL LEO AUSTRIA NATIONAL UNIVERSITY BULLDOGS PETRON BLAZE BOOSTERS
  • Latest
  • Trending
Latest
Are you sure you want to log out?
X
Login

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

SIGN IN
or sign in with
Read and share the latest news
whenever and wherever you are.
Top Stories
Features the most relevant stories,
exclusive content, analyses and special reports.
As It Happens
Get bite-sized highlights and up-to-date
information as the news breaks.
Latest
View the most recent
stories of the day.
Log-in
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetur adipiscing elit.
Quisque justo est, auctor vel ullamcorper.
Log-in
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
consectetur adipiscing elit.
Quisque justo est, auctor vel ullamcorper.
How to follow As It Happens stories
STEP 1
Click the story in the As it Happens section.
How to follow As It Happens stories
STEP 2
Click "Follow Story" for updates on the news.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam eu metus vitae felis tincidunt finibus ut id sapien. Integer volutpat dui eu malesuada dignissim. Sed varius justo nulla, fringilla convallis sem porta sed.
How to follow Author
STEP 1
Click on the author's name in the article.
How to follow Author
STEP 2
Once you click on the author's name, you will be
brought to the Authors page. Click "Follow Author"
to stay updated on the author's works
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam eu metus vitae felis tincidunt finibus ut id sapien. Integer volutpat dui eu malesuada dignissim. Sed varius justo nulla, fringilla convallis sem porta sed.
How to follow Tags
STEP 1
Click on a tag in the article.
How to follow Tags
STEP 2
When you click on a tag, it will take you to the
dedicated tag page where you'll see the article
viewed, along with other stories with that tag.

Click the "follow tag" button to stay updated on
the topic.
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam eu metus vitae felis tincidunt finibus ut id sapien. Integer volutpat dui eu malesuada dignissim. Sed varius justo nulla, fringilla convallis sem porta sed.