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Adamson to test mettle of UST in FilOil Cup

University of Santo Tomas finally nabbed their first win in three matches in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup. Now, they're set to build on it. The Growling Tigers defeated the struggling Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers, 98-88, last Wednesday......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarMay 17th, 2018

Ateneo flies to Greece to take training to next level ahead of UAAP

After wrapping up the elimination round of the Filoil Preseason Cup on Tuesday, the Blue Eagles travel to Greece on Thursday where they will test their mettle against stiff competition.........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Struggling Bulldogs, Gilas cadets clash; Tams, Blazers stake spotless records

It will be the turn of National University to test the mettle of the Gilas Cadets in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. The Bulldogs of coach Jamike Jarin sport.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Gilas cadets test mettle vs Archers in Filoil cagefest

The Gilas cadets, led by Kobe Paras and Ricci Rivero, face another stern test when they take on the De La Salle Green Archers in the Friday nightcap of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Gilas cadets to join Filoil preseason tilt

Gilas Pilipinas' preparation for the future will begin this summer. Players included in coach Chot Reyes' "23-for-2023" list will comprise one team and will compete in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup. "To kickstart our preparations for the 2023 Fiba World Cup, we will be competing in the Premier Cup," said Reyes. Ricci Rivero, J-Jay Alejandro, and Abu Tratter are expected to spearhead the campaign as they test their mettle against some of the best collegiate teams in the country. Rivero left La Salle last week, while Alejandro and Tratter have already used up all of their playing years for NU and La Salle, respectively. Other members of the pool are expe...Keep on reading: Gilas cadets to join Filoil preseason tilt.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Lady Bulldogs secure semis berth, send Lady Eagles on the brink of elimination

National University booked a semifinals ticket and put Ateneo de Manila University in danger of missing the Final Four cut Saturday in Group A of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Bulldogs bounced back from a disastrous second set flop to shoot down the Lady Eagles, 25-21, 13-25, 25-19, 25-22, and occupy the first best-of-three semis berth sporting a clean 5-0 win-loss record. 'Test of wits ito more than anything,' said NU coach Babes Castillo.  “Sa amin importante kasi ito because we’re discovering how are we gonna work together, dini-discover din ng ladies and sistemang ini-introduce,” he added. “Syempre, a win is a win, maganda ‘yan na booster sa spirit nila. 'Yun lang ang sa akin, we can take that and carry it on sa mga susunod na laro.” Energized in the third set by the arrival of their drummers and cheering squad, which came all the way from the Big Dome after the UAAP basketball match of the Bulldogs against the same school, NU overhauled an 8-12 deficit and took an 18-14 lead. With Jaja Santiago, Risa Sato, Jorelle Singh and Aiko Urdas getting good sets from playmaker Jasmine Nabor, the Lady Bulldogs built a 24-18 cushion in the third set. Jho Maraguinot saved a set point for Ateneo only to see the Lady Eagles commit an overreaching error in the next play to go down, 1-2. The Lady Bulldogs raced to an early 11-4 lead in the fourth before the Lady Eagles made a telling run to take a 16-14 advantage. NU countered to erase an 18-20 deficit with three straight points to take a 21-20 lead capped by an ace by Nabor. The Lady Bulldogs went ahead 23-21 before Maraguinot kept Ateneo afloat with a kill. Urdas put NU at match point before Sato sealed the win with a kill block on Maraguinot. Singh finished with 17 points on a balanced offensive outing with 11 coming off attacks, three from kill blocks and three aces for NU. Santiago had 12 with all but one coming off spikes while Sato and Audrey Paran got 11 and 10, respectively, for the Lady Bulldogs. Urdas had eight points while Nabor tallied 41 excellent sets for NU.  Ateneo dropped to 3-2 slate and will need to pray hard for Lyceum of the Philippines University (1-3) to win against Far Eastern University (3-1) on Monday to force a playoff for the last Final Four spot. Adamson University and Arellano University are through to the semis in Group B. Maraguinot finished with 14 points, Kat Tolentino scored 12 while skipper Bea De Leon chipped in with 10 for the Katipunan-based squad.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

Generals test Bulldogs mettle

MANILA, Philippines -  National U sets out against Emilio Aguinaldo College today with the Bulldogs boasting of a crack roster in the Filoil Flying V Premier.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2017

NCAA: Tough Baste puts ‘darkhorse’ CSB to the test

Games on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre 12:00 PM – EAC vs LPU 2:00 PM – CSB vs San Sebastian 4:00 PM – Perpetual vs Letran Coming off a sorry loss, San Sebastian College-Recoletos is nothing but determined to get back on track in the 94th Season of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Only, standing in the way of the Golden Stags on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre is a College of St. Benilde side that is as confident as it has ever been. The “darkhorse” Blazers test themselves opposite battle-hardened Baste beginning at 2:00 PM and all of the action will be on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream. CSB has become the trendy pick for “darkhorse” in the tournament with Filipino-American Justin Gutang, Clement Leutcheu, and Unique Naboa as the reasons for hope. Nothing can faze San Sebastian anymore, though, especially with Allyn Bulanadi, Michael Calisaan, and RK Ilagan leading the attack. In Juniors action, defending champion La Salle Greenhills opens its title defense against San Sebastian at 10:00 AM. There will also be matchups between playoff hopeful Letran and giant-killing Perpetual at 6:00 PM as well as between LPU and EAC at 8:00 AM. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

NCAA: Letran unveils bigger, better lineup vs Perpetual

Games on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre 12:00 PM – EAC vs LPU 2:00 PM – CSB vs San Sebastian 4:00 PM – Perpetual vs Letran For years, matching up with foreign student-athletes has been a headache for Colegio de San Juan de Letran. That is no longer the case now in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Knights trot out their big frontline for the first time in the tournament when they take on University of Perpetual Help on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Nigerian tower Prince Eze puts that big frontline to the test, however, at 4:00 PM and all of the action will be on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream. With Larry Muyang, Christian Fajarito, Christian Balagasay, Jeo Ambohot, and even Bong Quinto, Letran now has all the pieces to match up with just about anybody. Eze has long proven to be a load, however, and he will team up with AJ Coronel in Perpetual’s attempt for a bounce back win. In Juniors action, defending champion La Salle Greenhills opens its title defense against San Sebastian at 10:00 AM. There will also be matchups between playoff hopeful Letran and giant-killing Perpetual at 6:00 PM as well as between LPU and EAC at 8:00 AM. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Philippines turns to Ateneo Blue Eagles for Jones Cup

Reigning UAAP men’s basketball champions Ateneo de Manila University will get to test their mettle against select clubs and national squads while representing the country later this July......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Oh, how big have the Letran Knights become

HOW’D THEY DO LAST SEASON? 10-10 overall, fifth, lost to San Sebastian in battle for fourth-seed YES, THEY’RE STILL HERE: Jeo Ambohot, Jerrick Balanza, JP Calvo, Bong Quinto WELCOME TO THE FAMILY: EJ Agbong, Bonbon Batiller, Christian Fajarito, Larry Muyang, Fran Yu GOOD LUCK ON FUTURE ENDEAVORS: Rey Nambatac WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT FROM LETRAN? Even before CSB opened eyes and became the trendy pick as the darkhorse in the oncoming NCAA Season 94, Letran was the league’s most underrated team since last year. With strong showings in several preseason leagues this year ranging from championships and playoff appearances, though, the Knights have already proven themselves to be more than a darkhorse. “’Di na kami pwede biruin ng teams na makakalaban namin.” – head coach Jeff Napa Letran will bank on the same core that got it one win short of the playoffs a season ago – only now, that same core is better than ever. Bong Quinto is the prototype point forward for modern basketball, JP Calvo is as steady and as reliable as they come, Jerrick Balanza looks like he has matured, and Jeo Ambohot has gone from two-way force to, well, Gilas cadet. “Yung mga leaders namin, nandyan pa rin like si Jerrick, si Bong, si JP, at si Ambohot.” – head coach Jeff Napa Yes, Letran lifer Rey Nambatac is no longer here, but replacing him will be a couple of capable wings in former University of the East stud Bonbon Batiller and ex-Adamson High School and Chiang Kai Shek do-it-all player EJ Agbong. However, the biggest – and we mean that literally – change for the Knights is their big, big frontline now composed of Ambohot, Larry Muyang, Christian Fajarito, and Christian Balagasay. None of those big men are shorter than 6-foot-4 and with the four of them taking turns manning the post, Letran’s size problem is now a thing of the past. “Last year talaga, masyaong nag-rely ako sa veterans e. Ngayon, ‘di na kailangang ganun masyado kasi yung mga bago namin, nagko-compliment sa kanila.” – head coach Jeff Napa WHO IS/ARE THE PLAYER/S TO WATCH OUT FOR FROM LETRAN? We can no longer call Letran a darkhorse, but what we can do is call Quinto a darkhorse for MVP. Mark my words, the graduating forward will be right there alongside CJ Perez and Prince Eze in putting up numbers for his team. Aside from Quinto, we will see that the Knights are now truly Jeff Napa’s team – meaning a team built on interior dominance and physical defense. Napa built up a UAAP Juniors dynasty in Nazareth School of National University by discovering and then developing bigs such as Mark Dyke and Justine Baltazar. In Quinto, Ambohot, and the rest of that big, big Letran frontline, he has the materials to do that in the NCAA Seniors. WHY SHOULD WE ROOT FOR LETRAN? It wasn’t that too long ago when Letran made a magical run all the way to a championship. In fact, that was just in 2015. That magical run can happen again for Intramuros, but only this time, the Knights will not be using size as their advantage instead of speed. WHERE WOULD LETRAN BE AT THE END OF NCAA SEASON 94? Book a playoff return for Letran. Book it. There’s even a possibility that they can creep into the Finals – if somehow, some way, they figure out either San Beda or LPU. “Very confident ako ngayon kasi last year, kulang talaga kami sa tao. Ngayon, naging maganda na yung composition ng team. That’s why magiging maganda ang performance namin ngayong taon.” – head coach Jeff Napa What’s certain is that the Knights complete the three surefire contenders for NCAA Season 94. WHEN IS LETRAN’S FIRST GAME IN NCAA SEASON 94? Letran unleashes its big bad lineup to the rest of the NCAA on July 10 at the Filoil Flying V Centre. First up for them will be rebuilding Emilio Aguinaldo College. As always, all of the #GalingNCAA will be on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD, and livestream. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Lions, Blazers, Eagles, Tams seal semis berths

Defending champion San Beda banked on Robert Bolick and Jayvee Mocon’s endgame brilliance as the Lions overcame Sean Manganti’s fourth quarter explosion and foiled the Adamson Falcons, 64-62, yesterday to advance to the semifinals of the Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Cup at the Filoil Center in San Juan......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Lions, Tams reach semis

    Defending champion San Beda secured a spot in the semifinal stages of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup after surviving Adamson, 64-62, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Red Lions now face St. Benilde in the semifinals after Carlo Young's spilt free throw lifted the Blazers past University of the Philippines in an earlier game. Far Eastern University stole the spotlight from the reigning titlist when the Tamaraws also booked a ticket to the Final Four by outgunning La Salle, 76-69. Hubert Cani scored 11 of the last 13 points for FEU, capped by a dagger step-back jumper with 27.8 ticks left for a 74-69 cushion. "Facing the seasoned tea...Keep on reading: Lions, Tams reach semis.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Red Lions clip Falcons to book Filoil semis berth

MANILA, Philippines – The San Beda University (SBU) Red Lions escaped the Adamson University (ADU) Soaring Falcons, 64-62, in their knockout quarterfinal match in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup on Thursday, June 28, at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. With the win, the Red Lions will advance to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

St. Benilde enters Filoil semis, clips UP

Carlo Young's split from the freethrowline lifted College of St. Benilde past University of the Philippines,64-62, and into in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup semifinals at Filoil Flying V Centre on Thursday. Young's freethrow with 3.3 ticks to go capped thefive-point swing for the Blazers before Justin Gutang stole an inbound pass from Janjan Jaboneta to seal the win. St. Benilde will face the winner between Adamson and defending champion San Beda in the semis. "I have to give credit to my coaching staff. I wasn't in practice for three days due to hyperacidity. The boys really played to the gameplan," Blazers head coach TY Tang said. St. Benilde scored 21 easy points o...Keep on reading: St. Benilde enters Filoil semis, clips UP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

San Beda survives Adamson to barge into Filoil semis

Defending champion San Beda secured a spot in the semifinals of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup after surviving Adamson in a 64-62 thriller Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Sean Manganti caught fire midway through the payoff period, scoring Adamson's last 18 points to bring the game to as close as 62-63 with 3.4 ticks left but Jose Presbitero's free throw iced the win for the Red Lions. "We know that Adamson is a very strong team so I just reminded my players about our game plan," said San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez. The Red Lions held a 37-23 lead in the second quarter, but the Soaring Falcons clawed back with an 11-2 run to cut the deficit to six, 34-...Keep on reading: San Beda survives Adamson to barge into Filoil semis.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Filoil q’final round on

From 19 teams, the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup is down to the final eight as the quarterfinal round gets going this Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre. College of St. Benilde, which topped Group B with a 7-1 record, will take on Group A fourth seed University of the Philippines in the opening match at 1 p.m. The Blazers will have their hands full against the Maroons, who rebounded from three straight losses to win their next six assignments. In the 2:45 p.m. offering, defending champion and reigning NCAA titlist San Beda University will face Adamson. The Red Lions' late charge in the standings saw them pull down the La Salle Archers from the No. 2 spot despite their similar...Keep on reading: Filoil q’final round on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Fresh from Europe camp, Eagles test Knights in Filoil quarterfinals

The undefeated Ateneo De Manila Blue Eagles take on the Letran Knights in the quarterfinals of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Thursday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Filoil quarters preview: San Beda vs Adamson

San Beda and Adamson are two teams heading into the quarterfinals of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup on a winning note......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Edward Kelly ecstatic to test mettle vs Mongolian ex-champ

Faced with a tough task of bringing down a former champion, Edward Kelly said he’s overcome with thrill rather than unease......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Adamson, St. Benilde clinch FilOil quarters seats

  MANILA, Philippines – Adamson University and College of St. Benilde hacked out separate wins to advance to the next round in the 12th FilOil Preseason Cup on Friday, June 15 at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.   The Adamson Soaring Falcons turned back the Lyceum Pirates, 85-75, to nail a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018