MANILA -- Sophomore standout Eric Camson believes that Adamson University should have lodged a clean 3-0 slate in the 73rd UAAP men’s basketball if not for the badly officiated Ateneo-Adamson game last week.
The 20-year-old management student was convinced that the Soaring Falcons defeated the Blue Eagles for the first time since September 1997 last Thursday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.
“For me, I believe we won the match if not for the bad calls by the referees. If it was officiated fairly, we could have won that game against Ateneo,” he told reporters.
In a tight match highlighted by three deadlocks and two lead changes, the Blue Eagles relied on its strong defense and charities from diminutive Eman Monfort in the payoff period to settle at 69-66.
But even before Camson delivered a strong statement against the game’s outcome, UAAP commissioner Ato Badolato has meted a two-game suspension on Friday to the three referees who officiated the Ateneo-Adamson duel.
Banned to officiate the juniors, women’s, and seniors games are referees Lucio de la Torre, Glenn Cornelio, and Dominic Pomar.
Earlier this month, Badolato made clear that game officials will face sanctions for sub-par performance. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)