Lady Falcons draw inspiration from men’s basketball counterparts

first_imgAdamson Lady Falcons during their training for the upcoming UAAP women’s volleyball season. Photo by Bong Lozada/INQUIRER.netAdamson University head coach Airess Padda’s first order of business at the helm for the Lady Falcons is to lift them above mediocrity and into a higher plane of excellence.And she has found a familiar source of inspiration for her team’s bid in the upcoming UAAP Season 79—the Soaring Falcons’ surprising run in the UAAP basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member “It helps that our guys in the basketball team kind of set the example that anything’s possible,” said Padda Tuesday after the Lady Falcons’ practice at Adamson University Gym.The Soaring Falcons were at the cellar in Season 78 with a 3-11 record, but in just one year managed to turn it around, making the Season 79 Final Four with an 8-6 slate and even coming close to stunning eventual champions La Salle in the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe accomplishment of their basketball counterparts is what Padda wants to emulate for her girls.“I think showing them that they are good, they can compete with a lot of teams in the UAAP, I know we are good enough to be in the Final Four and they have to believe it,” said Padda of her team which finished with a disappointing 3-11 card last season. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer “I don’t quit, I never give up, and I’m teaching that to all of them. Taking pressure as a challenge and a privilege, I think that’s what I’m bringing to this program and to Adamson.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint MOST READ NBA: Antetokounmpo surprised to know Coach Kidd was a great player Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’last_img