4 points from UAAP Wednesday: DLSU, Adamson, UE, NU

Here are four takeaways from the Wednesday (October 17), matches in the 81st UAAP men’s basketball tournament......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarOct 18th, 2018

4 points from UAAP Wednesday: DLSU, Adamson, UE, NU

Here are four takeaways from the Wednesday (October 17), matches in the 81st UAAP men’s basketball tournament......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

PVL: Bulldogs, Falcons share lead

Madzlan Gampong took over the scoring role as top hitter Bryan Bagunas took a backseat in National University’s 25-16, 25-22, 25-22, sweep of College of St. Benilde in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference men’s division at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Wednesday.       Gampong scored 18 points coming off 16 kills and two kill blocks to lead the Bulldogs to their second straight win in as many outings. The graduating player added eight digs and stepped up for NU as Bagunas saw limited action. Meanwhile, Adamson University joined NU in the lead after a four-set 25-21, 25-16, 22-25, 25-20, win over De La Salle University. Skipper Paolo Pablico showed the way with 17 points while George Labang and Geoffrey Alicando finished with 14 markers each for the Falcons. Bagunas, who scored 24 points in their opener, played only in the third set, producing five markers. Bagunas, the PVL Reinforced Conference Finals MVP, and James Natividad, who sat out the match, are already preparing for the coming UAAP Season 81 beach volleyball competition where they will try to defend their crown. Rookie Angelo Almendres had 10 points while Kim Malabunga and Banjo Mondero combined for eight markers for the reigning UAAP champions. The Blazers dropped to 1-1 slate while the Green Spikers slid to 0-2.              Ruvince Abrot scored nine points for CSB. Kiefer Reyes had 15 points while Cris Dumago and Ashberry Aquino finished with 14 and 10 markers, respectively, for DLSU.     ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: FEU earns twice-to-beat advantage

Far Eastern University claimed the first twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four after edging De La Salle University, 23-25, 25-16, 28-26, 25-20, Sunday in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the MOA Arena. The Tamaraws closed the elimination round with a 12-2 win-loss record  and booted out the Green Spikers in the race for the last semis seat. FEU landed at the top two after the elims for the first time since a runner-up finish in Season 75.  JP Bugaoan led the way for the Morayta-based squad with 15 points highlighted by nailing five of FEU’s 14 kill blocks. Skipper Richard Solis got 13 markers while Jude Garcia and Redijohn Paler added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Tams. FEU will have to wait for the result of the ongoing Ateneo-National University match to determine its final placing and opponent in the semis. Battling for the no. 4 seed are University of Sto. Tomas and Adamson University on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. On his last game donning the green and white, Arjay Onia scored 16 points off 14 kills and two aces while another graduating player Raymark Woo ended his collegiate career with 11 markers. Kieffer Reyes chipped in with 12 points for the Green Spikers, which finished their season with 5-9 slate. Aside from Onia and Woo, other DLSU players who played their last collegiate match were Mike Frey, libero Jopet Movido and Levin Dimayuga.         --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles        .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: De Jesus not worried about DLSU peaking too soon

De La Salle University head coach Ramil De Jesus is not worried about his team peaking too early in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament. The grand slam-seeking Lady Spikers are on a seven-game winning streak heading into the closing playdate of the elimination round and are already assured of a Final Four twice-to-beat advantage. “Well um, nasa tamang pacing lang kami, so hindi pa siguro,” said De Jesus on Wednesday after DLSU defeated Adamson University, 25-21, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18 at the FilOil Flying V Centre. The Lady Spikers locked the top seed in the Final Four after improving their win-loss record to 11-2.    “Kung magpi-peak man, kaya pang pigilan,” added De Jesus. Just like her mentor, graduating opposite hitter Kim Kianna Dy believes that their hard work and focus on playing their game resulted in their blistering winning romp.     “’Di naman, we don’t think of it na nag-peak na kami. It’s just that every game we just have to play our game,” said Dy, who had 17 points on 13 attacks, three aces and a kill block while adding 10 digs on defense.  The Lady Spikers will close the eliminations on Sunday against archrival Ateneo de Manila University in a much-anticipated rematch at the MOA Arena. A victory by DLSU coupled by a Far Eastern University win over National University will hand the Lady Tamaraws the last Final Four incentive. The Taft-based squad will face the Lady Bulldogs in the semis while Ateneo and FEU will clash in the other Final Four pairing.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: DLSU secures at least a playoff for a semis twice-to-beat advantage

Two-time defending champion De La Salle University secured at least a Final Four twice-to-beat advantage after taking down an also-ran but pesky University of Sto. Tomas side, 25-23, 25-23, 25-22, Sunday in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Spikers kept a tight grip of the top spot with a 10-2 win-loss record despite a rusty start brought by a long layoff. Kim Kianna Dy and Majoy Baron led the way for the Taft-based squad, which completed an elims sweep of the Tigresses.  Dy finished with 12 points anchored on eight spikes and four kill blocks and added six digs while Baron hammered six kills in her nine-point performance for DLSU. Aduke Ogunsanya scored eight while setter Michelle Cobb tallied 33 excellent sets for the Lady Spikers, whose last assignments are against Adamson University on Wednesday and Ateneo de Manila University on April 15. “Well ito 'yung isang sakit ng La Salle eh. Pagka long break, pag balik dito medyo kinakalawang,” said DLSU coach Ramil De Jesus. “So ito nga 'yung palagi kong nire-remind 'yung team na pagka ganitong mahabang bakasyon, pagbalik medyo hindi tama, maraming mga unforced error na ginagalaw. Parang hindi magkakakilala sa loob. “At least, ang importante ay yung result, naka-survive kami ng straight sets, pero medyo close 'yung laro,” he added. UST, which before the game were already booted out of the semis race picture following National University’s sweep of University of the East in the earlier match, dropped to 4-9 record. Sisi Rondina registered 23 points on 21 attacks, an ace and a block for the Tigresses while Fil-Italian Milena Alessandrini got 10 markers.         --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Tatak ng La Salle na kapag natalo, bumabawi -- Dy

Let this serve as a warning. Two-time defending champion De La Salle University is out to exact revenge on its first round tormentors. The Lady Spikers destroyed National University in straight sets payback, 27-25, 27-25, 25-16, on Saturday in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan. DLSU handed the Lady Bulldogs their second loss as the Lady Spikers tied their victim at the top spot with 6-2 win-loss slate.     “One week ‘yung training namin so may added motivation na, ‘Uy natalo tayo dito sa first round.’ So siguro naging motivation din namin ‘yun coming into this game,” said Kianna Kim Dy, who had 14 points to lead the Taft-based squad. NU defeated DLSU, 26-24, 19-25, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14, last February 18 in the Lady Spikers’ first of two losses in their last four games to end the first round. DLSU also dropped a four-set match against Adamson University before closing the opening round with a four-set win over archrival Ateneo de Manila University last week.  “Syempre naging tatak ng La Salle na kapag natalo babawi kami,” said Dy. “‘Yun rin ang sinasabi ni coach na malapit na kami manalo tapos bibitaw, siguro ‘yun ‘yung pina-practice namin na panapos lagi kasi sayang eh nandoon na.” The Lady Spikers made their revenge even sweeter – or colder if you’re NU – by taking the win in a come-from-behind fashion in the first two sets. DLSU went down, 14-21, in the opening set before the Lady Spiker blasted a 9-2 rally capped by reigning Most Valuable Player Majoy Baron’s service ace. NU and DLSU traded errors in the next play that tied it at 24. The Lady Bulldogs took a second set point advantage but Jaja Santiago committed two of NU’s last three errors to surrender the frame to DLSU.   The Lady Bulldogs again buried the Lady Spikers to a 17-10 hole only to allow the Taft-based squad to mount a comeback to steal the frame.  With momentum on their side, the Lady Spikers built a 22-13 lead on their way to completing the sweep. “So I think maganda sa team na pinakita ang maturity kasi we were down by ilang points tapos hinabol namin parang nagkakumpyansa din kami,” Dy said. DLSU will face University of the Philippines on Wednesday.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Ateneo seeks sixth straight win to end the first round

After starting its campaign on a sour note, three-time defending champion Ateneo de Manila University looks headed into the second half of the 80th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament with an active winning streak. The Blue Eagles will be riding the crest of their blistering five-game rampage after an opening day setback against Far Eastern University on their return to the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday. Standing in the way of Ateneo is De La Salle University in the 10:00 a.m. tussle that will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA on SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD on SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream. The Blue Eagles, who in the season-opener bowed down in straight sets to FEU and ended a 30-game winning streak, are on a three-way tie at first to third spots fashioning a 5-1 win-loss slate with the Tamaraws and archrival National University. Four-time Most Valuable Player and recently-awarded Philippine Sportswriters Association’s Mr. Volleyball Marck Espejo unleashed a season-best 30 points to power the Katipunan-based squad to a 25-21, 23-25, 27-25, 25-21 victory over University of the Philippines Sunday. The Blue Eagles will face a squad that is coming off back-to-back victories. DLSU is tied with University of Sto. Tomas at fourth to fifth spots with an even 3-3 slate. The Green Spikers defeated University of the East in four sets before taking down Adamson University, 25-20, 25-15, 24-26, 25-22, last Saturday. Meanwhile, FEU and UST collide at 8:00 a.m. The game will air live on LIGA on SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD on SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream. The Tams are out to rebound from its first setback of the season brought by the Bulldogs, 25-22, 20-25, 16-25, 17-25, on Wednesday while the Tigers are on a two-game slump including a sorry, 22-25, 25-19, 25-21, 19-25, 12-15, loss to University of the Philippines. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2018

MVP Mbala joined by teammate Rivero, rival Ravena in Mythical 5

For the second straight season, De La Salle University’s Ben Mbala is first and Ateneo de Manila University’s Thirdy Ravena is second in terms of Statistical Points (SPs). That means that Mbala will be hoisting his second straight MVP award before Game 2 of the Finals of the UAAP 80 Men’s Basketball Tournament on Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. The Green Archers’ main man proved he is still, far and away, the top individual player in the league with per game counts of 26 points in 52 percent shooting, 13.1 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.3 assists, and 1.3 steals. He has also powered the Taft-based team to a 12-2 finish in the elimination round and back onto the Finals. In all, those combined for 96.58 SPs – 30 better than his closest competitor. That closest competitor is Ravena whose 63.86 SPs places him as the runner-up again to the Cameroonian powerhouse. The Blue Eagles’ first among equals averaged 14.6 points in 44.6 percent shooting, 8.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists. He was a big part of their 13-1 record in the eliminations as well as their return to the championship round. Joining them in the Mythical Team is another DLSU player is Ricci Rivero. The second-year stud had norms of 13.8 points in 48 percent shooting, 5.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.6 steals for 56.29 SPs. That put him eighth in the MVP race. However, league rules only allow one foreign student-athlete in the Mythical Team. As such, Adamson University’s Papi Sarr (fifth with 63.15 SPs), National University’s Issa Gaye (57.57 SPs), and University of Sto. Tomas’ Steve Akomo (56.77 SPs) were all ineligible due to Mbala’s inclusion. Rounding out the Mythical selections are NU’s J-Jay Alejandro and University of the East’s Alvin Pasaol. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017

UE's 49-point man Alvin Pasaol is undisputed Player of the Week

University of the East’s Alvin Pasaol almost scored 50 points over defending champions De La Salle University last Wednesday.   And he did that with a hurt ankle. Rewriting a 15-year-old UAAP record for local cagers, Pasaol is hands down the Chooks-to-Go UAAP Press Corps Player of the Week. But even with the spotlight beaming brightly over him, the 21-year-old cager said he was simply giving what his mentor and team asked of him. “Nilaro ko lang 'yung talagang best ko na hinihingi ni manong sa akin. Nag-stick lang talaga (ako) sa game plan namin. Salamat din sa mga teammates ko kasi hindi ko naman makukuha 'yung 49 points kung [hindi dahil sa kanila],” he said after registering 49 points on a 20-for-30 shooting clip in a 100-106 stand against the powerhouse Green Archers. The Davao native is the first Filipino to breach the 40 points in a game in over a decade. Jeff Napa, who is now Colegio de San Juan de Letran's head coach, once scored 43 on August 22, 2002. Pasaol, who beat Matt Nieto of Ateneo de Manila University, Jerrick Ahanmisi of Adamson University, and Ben Mbala of DLSU for the weekly plum, also furthered his legend in UE's basketball lore after besting Allan Caidic and James Yap’s personal bests of 46 and 36 points, respectively.   'Alvin is different compared to (Jun) Limpot, Allan (Caidic) [na] nahawakan ko sa amateur. Alvin is like akala mo, hindi nya alam yung play, parang hindi nakikinig pero once you start the play, he knows it,” head coach Derrick Pumaren said of his prized ward. Pasaol would then ride on the momentum of his milestone mark by scoring 32 points just last Sunday to will the UE past University Sto. Tomas, leaving the Growling Tigers the only winless team after the UAAP’s first round hostilities. The stocky forward is currently norming 22.4 points a game. He’s also averaging 5.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks per outing. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 9th, 2017

Yung composure ko nadala ko pa rin dito sa Adamson -- Soyud

With veteran Jema Galanza out of commission after a tournament-ending right ankle injury, Eli Soyud is assuming the role as leader and top scoring option of Adamson University. And it helps that the transferee is bringing the playoffs composure she gained while playing with perennial UAAP championship contender De La Salle University. Soyud showed a superb scoring explosion, dropping 23 points as the Falcons inched closer to a Finals berth after outlasting Far Eastern University, 21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-14, 15-8, Wednesday in the best-of-three inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference semifinals series at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. “Oo (nakatulong) in terms na ‘yung composure ko nadadala ko pa rin dito sa Adamson,” said Soyud, who will suit up for the San Marcelino-based squad this coming UAAP season after transferring from DLSU last year. “Siyempre yung kompiyansa na rin ng mga teammates ko para sa akin and sa kanila rin.” Soyud, who played for the Lady Spikers for two years including a championship run in 2016 before leaving the Taft-based squad, is averaging 17.6 points per game. Against FEU, she had 18 kills, four kill blocks and an ace. Soyud's presence kept Adamson together during the crucial stretch of the pivotal match, considering that these Lady Falcons - aside from herself, Galanza and Fenela Emnas, are composed of players have never set foot in the Final Four before.  “’Yun na rin ang sinasabi ni coach Air (Padda) na maging leader every time na kung anuman ang dapat gawin sa loob,” said the opposite spiker. “And para na rin i-lead ang mga bata.” Realizing the need for a leader to fill in the shoes left by the injured Galanza, Soyud willingly accepted the responsibility and she proved that she can play the role. “’Yun ang nagmo-motivate sa akin,” she said. “Hindi ko naman iniisip ang score ko basta magawa ko lang ang role ko sa team at mapunan ang dapat punan.” Adamson looks to seal the series on Saturday.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 5th, 2017

Lady Bulldogs outclass Lady Tams for 5-0 start to season

strong>STANDINGS /strong> br /> NU 5-0 br /> UST 4-1 br /> UE 3-1 br /> Ateneo 2-3 br /> FEU 2-3 br /> Adamson 1-3 br /> DLSU 1-3 br /> UP 0-4 Brand new big three, same old positive outcome for National University in the UAAP 80 Women’s Basketball Tournament. Yet again riding the more than capable shoulders of Jack Animam, Rhena Itesi, and Ria Nabalan, the Lady Bulldogs stamped their class on upstart Far Eastern University, 71-48, on Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Jack Animam remained a force with 11 points and 23 rebounds while Rhena Itesi had her own 14-point, 14-rebound double-double as the three-time defending champions cemented a 5-0 beginning in their title defense. “It’s (Animam and Itesi’s) job to do that,” a more than satisfied head coach Pat Aquino said. “They’re really working hard for all those stats that they make.” It wasn’t until the third quarter, however, that NU turned the game into a laugher as Nabalan’s five unanswered points punctuated their 14-3 run leading to a score of 67-45. They would not be threatened the rest of the way. Nabalan wound up with 15 points and six rebounds to make sure her team her team’s winning streak dating back to 2014 remains intact. They have now won 53 wins in a row. On the other hand, the Lady Tamaraws suffered a second straight setback to get dragged down to a 2-3 standing. Precious Arellado led them in the losing effort with 15 points. Meanwhile, University of Sto. Tomas moved into solo second after dispatching Ateneo de Manila University, 71-65. Jhenn Angeles showed the Tigresses the way to 4-1 by firing nine of her 20 points in the final frame. “Jhenn is playing in her last year and she’s more mature now. She knows how to take care of the ball so I guess she’s my ace,” mentor Haydee Ong said of her prized ward who also had six rebounds and two steals. Sai Larosa contributed 14 points and nine rebounds for the Espana-based squad’s third consecutive victory. For the lady Eagles, Jollina Go topped the scoring column with 26 points on top of eight rebounds and three steals. Without much help, however, she saw her team drop back-to-back games and drop to a 2-3 standing. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME NU 71 – Nabalan 15, Itesi 14, Animam 11, Sison 10, Antiquera 8, Harada 7, Del Carmen 2, Ano-os 2, Cacho 2, Camelo 0. FEU 48 – Arellado 15, Mamaril 9, Gerner 8, Quiapo 4, Taguiam 3, Ouano 3, Bastatas 2, Jumuad 2, Balleser 2, Antiola 0, Okunlola 0, Payado 0, De Guzman 0. QUARTER SCORES: 23-18, 38-29, 53-42, 71-48. SECOND GAME UST 71 – Angeles 20, Larosa 14, Penaflor 9, Anies 8, Rivera 8, Portillo 7, Aujero 2, Magat 2, Jerez 1, Isanan 0, Capilit 0, Gandalla 0. ATENEO 65 – Go 26, Yam 10, Deacon 10, Villamor 7, Buendia 4, Newsome 4, Cancio 4, Uy De Ong 0, Joson 0, Payac 0, Veloso 0. QUARTER SCORES: 20-9, 38-28, 51-43, 71-65. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 27th, 2017

Kay coach Franz ako -- Cardona on Adamson-DLSU game

Macmac Cardona got a chance to watch the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball duel between his former team De La Salle University and Adamson University handled by his college mentor Franz Pumaren. Asked by ABS-CBN Sports, who he was rooting for in the match Wednesday at the MOA Arena, the GlobalPort guard had a quick answer. “Siyempre, I have to support 'yun taong tumulong sa akin, si coach Franz,” said Cardona, who was wearing a dark blue collared shirt and was seated at the back of the Falcons’ bench where DLSU alumni Renren Ritualo and Don Allado serve as Pumaren’s deputies.  Cardona just wanted to give his support to the coach that molded him into a dangerous scorer back in his college days when he led the Green Archers to two titles (including the forfeited Season 67 crown). “Alam ko sa La Salle ako galing pero ang support ko kay coach Franz,” said the UAAP rookie of the year back in 2001. “Kasi di naman ako magiging Macmac, Captain Hook kung hindi naman kay coach Franz. So ayun I support him.” Unfortunately, Pumaren’s squad bowed down to the Ben Mbala-led DLSU, 73-85, for their second loss in three matches.  The Falcons had no answer to the rampaging Mbala, who scored 32 points in an 11-of-16 field goal clip and grabbed 10 boards in his first match with DLSU after fulfilling his duties with the Cameroon national team.    Adamson went behind, 12-36, after the first 10 minutes of action before mounting a comeback, 66-73, with nine minutes remaining in the duel before fading.   “Di ko alam bakit ganoon? Parang natatakot sila (Adamson). Siguro may factor ‘yun kasi kapag La Salle ang kalaban mo matatakot ka eh,” said Cardona. But Cardona’s confident that Pumaren will eventually mold the Falcons into a title contender.  “Siguro kaya naman. Magagawa naman niya ‘yan gaya ng sa amin,” he said. “Basta I support coach Franz.”     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 20th, 2017

Lady Bulldogs win 51st straight even as DLSU remains winless

New stars continue to shine for National University as it registered its 51st win in a row dating back to 2014 on Wednesday at the MOA Arena. Trixie Antiquerra fired a career-high 27 points, Jack Daniel Animam turned in her best performance thus far, and Ria Nabalan flirted with a triple-double as the Lady Bulldogs pounded on University of Sto. Tomas, 95-65, for a strong 3-0 start in the UAAP 80 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Antiquerra waxed hot right from the start and had 21 of her career-high in the first two quarters alone. Still, the Tigresses were keeping close and were only behind by three at halftime. “The players just settled down. I told them at halftime that they’re rushing things too much,” head coach Pat Aquino said post-game. Indeed, the third quarter was a different story as the three-time defending champions turned it on and outscored their opponents, 25-14. “Again, it has to be teamwork in the end for a team like this,” Aquino said. In the final frame, Animam and Nabalan then took over and combined for 17 of their team’s 29 points. By themselves, the two outdid UST which only mustered 13. Animam wound up with a 23-point, 18-rebound double-double while Nabalan stuffed the stat sheet with 17 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists, and five steals. By taking down the Tigresses, NU is now the only undefeated team in the tournament. Anjel Anies topped the scoring column for UST with 18 points. Suffering their first setback in three tries, they find themselves in a three-way tie for the second spot with Ateneo de Manila University and Far Eastern Univeristy. Meanwhile, Adamson University scored its first win of the tournament, edging out De La Salle University, 88-84. Nathalia Prado scored a career-best 26 points to lift the Lady Falcons onto the win column now at 1-2. At the same time, they added to the woes of the Lady Archers who remained winless after three games. Ana Castillo paced last year’s runners-up with 19 points. Without a doubt, they continue to miss the services of ace scorer Camille Claro and bigs Susan Al-Mohamen and Benette Revillosa who are all out for the season due to injury. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME NU 95 – Antiquerra 27, Animam 23, Nabalan 17, Itesi 13, Camelo 6, Del Carmen 5, Ano-os 4, Harada 0, Cacho 0, Sison 0, Ceno 0 UST 65 – Anies 18, Penaflor 14, Angeles 13, Tortillo 8, Jerez 3, Magat 3, Larosa 2, Gandalla 2, Isanan 2, Sanggalang 0, Manuel 0, Capilit 0, Valera 0, Aujero 0 QUARTER SCORES: 17-15, 41-38, 66-52, 95-65 SECOND GAME ADAMSON 88 – Prado 26, Alcoy 13, Rosario 13, Cabug 11, Araja 7, Camacho 6, Lacson 2, Villanueva 2, Razalo 2, Cacho 2, Tacitac 2, Gaite 2, Aciro 0 DLSU 84 – Castillo 19, Dagdagan 10, Torres 9, Vergara 8, Arciga 8, Del Campo 8, Nunez 7, Jimenez 7, Paraiso 6, Javier 2, Figueroa 0 QUARTER SCORES: 21-26, 44-42, 66-64, 88-84 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 20th, 2017

UAAP: Franz Pumaren explains Manganti and Ahanmisi s absence

Without the services of Sean Manganti and Jerrick Ahanmisi, Adamson University received a 26-point beating from the Far Eastern University in their last game of eliminations, Sunday afternoon at the Mall of Asia Arena. According to head coach Franz Pumaren, he decided to sit out the two players to recuperate from minor injuries incurred from the past few days. "[Jerrick] has a fever with sore throat. His resistance went down. He’s been sick since Thursday. Friday and Saturday he didn’t practice already. Si Sean naman he sprained his ankle on Friday, on Saturday he didn’t practice na he did some rehab on it," explained Pumaren. Fortunately, the ailing Falcons will have enough time to recover as they still have one more week before they face the University of the Philippines on Saturday for the semifinals. He clarified the situation to also answer the inquiries online accusing Adamson of deliberately not exerting effort in the no-bearing match. "Things like that, it happens. If they want to validate if they’re just playing sick, they can go to the hospital, they can check it. If they think that Sean Manganti is just faking his injury, they can go to Focus Athletics, that he went there to get his treatment," Pumaren said. The result of the game has no bearing on Adamson's campaign, but it has drastic effects on the remaining Final Four hopefuls De La Salle University and Far Eastern University. FEU's victory forced a playoff against DLSU for the last spot on Wednesday. Regardless, Pumaren still tipped his hat off to FEU for balling out hard on the game. "You have to give credit to FEU. They really played well. I think they shot the lights out in today’s game. They really played well. Due credit to FEU," added Pumaren. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News19 hr. 19 min. ago

REMEMBER ME? NU Pep Squad claims fifth UAAP CDC crown in last six years

Looks like last year was just a bump on the road for the NU Pep Squad – the new gold standard of the UAAP Cheerdance Competition. Flawless, effortless, and ultimately peerless, NU left everybody else in the dust to once more rule them all on Saturday at the MOA Arena. With their routine inspired by the Pixar animated film Coco, the Bulldogs came back to life and scored a total of 711 points, almost 60 better than their closest competitor. A year after placing fourth, they have now staked claim as the third winningest team in the event with their fifth overall championship. Not even now-dethroned champion Adamson Pep Squad and longtime powerhouse FEU Cheering Squad could do anything about NU’s return to winning form. FEU and Adamson tried to save the best for last, with the former putting on a five-minute homage to the 70s at seventh in the order and the latter performing a number inspired by Lion King at eighth in the order. Both squads wowed the crowd, but they were still no match for the divine dancing, the perfect pyramids, the scintillating stunts, and the terrific tumblings of the NU Pep Squad – which dominated each and every one of those criteria. The only category NU did not top was tosses where it logged a score of 77 – still just two points behind first-ranked UE Pep Squad. After not winning anything in the first 18 years of the UAAP Cheerdance, the Sampaloc-based squad has now reigned in five of the last six editions of the event. The FEU Cheering Squad placed as runner-up with 655.5 points while last year’s titlist Adamson Pep Squad settled for third with 638.5 points. The UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe, crowd favorites early on, just missed out on the podium with 638 points. Rounding out the leaderboard is the UE Pep Squad at fifth, the UP Pep Squad at sixth, the Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion at seventh, and the DLSU Animo Squad at eighth. Meanwhile, the group stunts had the same squads on the podium – NU at first, FEU at second, and Adamson at third. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

Adamson clinches Final Four berth in sweep of UST

        MANILA, Philippines – The Adamson Soaring Falcons advanced to the Final Four for the third straight season after disposing of the UST Growling Tigers, 96-83, in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, November 7. Sean Manganti drained a game-high 22 points on top of 7 rebounds, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

UAAP Season 81 Chess: FEU tops NU for men s crown; DLSU rules women s division

Far Eastern University ended National University's three-year reign in the men's division while De La Salle ruled the women's category for the second straight year in the UAAP Season 81 chess tournament over the weekend at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion. The Tamaraws collected a 14-round total of 40 points to claim their 14th men’s crown overall while the Lady Woodpushers from Taft snared their ninth tiara in the distaff side after finishing with 43 points. FEU actually secured the men's championship in the 13th round following a 2-2 stalemate with De La Salle Saturday. The Morayta-based chessers then put the icing on the cake with a 2.5-1.5 win over eventual third placers Adamson University in the final round Sunday. Rookie of the Year Jeth Morado led the Tamaraws by winning the Board 2 gold, while Romy Fagon was the team's other gold medalist in Board 4. The Bulldogs' saw their dynasty end after a 2-2 draw with University of the East Saturday. As a consolation for NU, International Master Paulo Bersamina, who topped Board 1, was named the season MVP for the fourth year in a row.  Arnel Ilagan was the other gold medalist for NU in Board 6. The Lady Woodpushers drew the best from WCM Mira Mirano was named the tournament MVP and Board 1 gold medalist, while her teammate Samantha Revita bagged the Rookie of the Year honors, as well as the Board 4 gold.        De La Salle blanked FEU, 4-0, to seal the title in the 13th round Saturday before ending the season with a 3.5-0.5 win over University of the Philippines Sunday. Ella Moulic was the Lady Woodpushers' other gold medalist in Board 3. The Lady Maroons and the Lady Falcons finished second and third respectively. In the juniors division, FEU-Diliman won the boys title for the fourth straight year with Dale Bernardo, a veteran of the 19th ASEAN Chess Age Group Championship, winning the season MVP honors, while NU annexed its first-ever girls crown behind tournament MVP Fide Master Allanney Jia Doroy.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

4 points from UAAP s Wednesday action

After Wednesday’s UAAP men’s basketball matches, the top two squads in Ateneo and Adamson are trying to solidify their hold on the top two spots while the middle of the pack has gotten really crowded......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

UAAP Women s Basketball: History makers NU Lady Bulldogs match record 73-game winning streak

National University grabbed their 73rd straight win in the UAAP and matched the league record for the longest winning streak in any sport. Inside a quiet Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, the Lady Bulldogs dominated the Adamson University, 86-58. As early as the first quarter, the Lady Bulldogs asserted their dominance over the Lady Falcons. NU ended the half with a comfortable 16-point lead, 44-28. Behind Rhena Itesi's towering inside presence, NU pulled further away in the second half to ultimately propel NU just a game away from breaking the 73-game winning streak record set by the Adamson Softball team in 2016. The victory penned the Lady Bulldogs in the history books, but for head coach Pat Aquino, he bared that he needed to take that fact away from the girls' minds. "Actually, sabi nga namin let's forget about the streak. The 73-0, let's forget about that, it's gonna be 9-0. It's just a game that we have to play, we have to win this game," shared Aquino about his team. Itesi scored the most with 23 points, 14 rebounds, and two assists while Ria Nabalan, Jack Animam, and Jeanne Camelo all produced 12 points each. For Adamson, Jamie Alcoy and Kath Araja scattered 18 and 11 points respectively. The history-seeking ladies of NU will look for the record breaking 74th win on Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Arena against the second ranked team in the standings, University of Santo Tomas. "It's gonna be UST in the next game -- one of the toughest teams to beat this season sa UAAP Women's. So we are going to really prepare hard for the next two days, and hopefully na makuha namin yung next win," said Aquino. Adamson (5-4) will take on University of the Philippines (0-9) on Saturday. Meanwhile, Sai Larosa of the University of Santo Tomas (6-3) dealt University of the Philippines (0-9) with yet another blowout loss, 103-58. Larosa produced 35 points, 14 rebounds, and four assists for a career-high performance. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

Adamson vents frustration on NU, regains share of lead

      MANILA, Philippines – Adamson quelled National University's comeback attempts to hack out a 69-58 victory at the start of its second-round campaign in the UAAP men's basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday, October 17. Jerrick Ahanmisi pumped in a game-high 21 points on an impressive 3-of-4 (75%) shooting ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018