Ahanmisi catches fire in Adamson s back-to-back wins in UAAP 82

Jerrick Ahanmisi finally went online in the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament, shooting Adamson University over luckless University of the East, 91-80, Wednesday at Araneta Coliseum. After two straight off-games, Ahanmisi waxed hot from start to finish, scattering 28 points built on seven triples as the Soaring Falcons swooped into back-to-back wins following a season-opening loss. It also didn't hurt the San Marcelino-based squad that Alex Diakhite, the Red Warriors' Senegalese double-double machine, was out due to illness. Without anybody to deny then entry into the paint, Jerom Lastimosa and Valandre Chauca sliced and diced their way inside and the former finished with 16 points, eight rebounds, and six assists and the latter ended with 13 markers, four dimes, and two boards. Cameroonian Lenda Douanga also had his way with an 11-point, 16-rebound double-double. Those four also got together in the endgame as Adamson needed to quell a late rally by UE that came as close as 75-82 inside the last three minutes. Sans Diakhite, Rey Suerte fronted the effort for the Red Warriors, still winless in three games, with 20 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals. BOX SCORES ADAMSON 91 - Ahanmisi 28, Lastimosa 16, Chauca 13, Douanga 11, Fermin 5, Bernardo 4, Camacho 4, Magbuhos 4, Orquez 4, Yerro 2, Flowers 0, Manlapaz 0, Mojica 0, Zaldivar 0. UE 80 - Suerte 20, Mendoza 17, Apacible 15, Conner 13, Manalang 5, Tolentino 4, Abanto 3, Antiporda 3, Beltran 0, Cruz 0, Sawat 0. QUARTER SCORES: 19-21, 44-38, 66-57, 91-80. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnSep 11th, 2019

FEU charges through UAAP rival Adamson in Filoil Preseason

Far Eastern University climbed out of .500 in the standings of the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Tournament with a 66-63 triumph over UAAP rival Adamson University, Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Cameroonian big man Patrick Tchuente fueled the fire with 14 points while Ken Tuffin and Hubert Cani chimed in 12 and 11 markers, respectively, for the Tamaraws who got a third consecutive victory following back-to-back losses to begin the preseason. That was more than enough to overcome an off game from rising star L-Jay Gonzales who only had two points from his name in this one. For the Soaring Falcons, Congolese bruiser Lenda Douanga topped the scoring column with 17 points. With Jerrick Ahanmisi misfiring, however, they fell for the fourth time in five games. Meanwhile, Lyceum of the Philippines University unleashed its new secret weapon on an unsuspecting Jose Rizal University for an 86-79 decision. Transferee Jayson David made his presence felt with 16 points while Jaycee Marcelino brought the backup with 13 markers of his own as the Pirates sailed to a 5-1 record. In other results, Emilio Aguinaldo College came out on top of College of St. Benilde, 78-69, for its second win in seven starts. With their respective losses, the Blazers fell to 1-4 and the Heavy Bombers fell to 1-5. FIRST GAME EAC 78 - Maguliano 20, Taywan 14, Mendoza 11, Gurtiza 8, Carlos 8, Dayrit 5, De Guzman 4, Martin 4, Tampoc 2, Cadua 2, Gonzales 0, Estacio 0, Corilla 0, Boffa 0. CSB 69 - Gutang 22, Dixon 15, Flores 7, Pasturan 5, Lim 5, Carlos 4, Javillonar 4, Nayve 4, Naboa 3, Lepalam 0, Young 0. QUARTER SCORES: 13-18, 40-37, 60-51, 78-69 SECOND GAME FEU 66 - Tchuente 14, Tuffin 12, Cani 11, Eboña 6, Torres 6, Nunag 4, Bienes 4, Comboy 3, Dulatre 3, Gonzales 2, Stockton 1, Tempra 0, Celzo 0. ADAMSON 63 - Douanga 17, Lastimosa 10, Fermin 10, Ahanmisi 9, Camacho 6, Manlapaz 5, Bernardo 4, Magbuhos 2, Maata 0, Sabandal 0, Yerro 0, Doria 0, Albason 0. QUARTER SCORES: 13-14, 30-30, 53-45, 66-63 THIRD GAME LPU 86 - David 16, Marcelino JV. 13, Navarro 9, Remulla 9, Marcelino JC. 8, Valdez 7, Guinto 6, Laurente 6, Ibañez 4, Baetiong 4, Santos 2, Tansingco 2. JRU 79 - Dela Virgen 20, Amores 18, Miranda 11, Vasquez 8, Jungco 7, Dionisio 6, Bordon 5, Aguilar 2, Dulalia 2, Delos Santos 0, Arenal 0, Steinl 0, Dela Rosa 0. QUARTER SCORES: 14-25, 37-46, 62-62, 86-79 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2019

IN PHOTOS: Adamson vs UST – UAAP Season 82, 1st round

    MANILA, Philippines – The Adamson Falcons bounced back big to stay inside the top 4 in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament.  Behind Jerrick Ahanmisi and Val Chauca, the Falcons recovered from a painful overtime loss against the UP Fighting Maroons,  82-83 , last weekend with a come-from-behind 78-71 triumph ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019

UP fights off National U for first win run in UAAP 82

The University of the Philippines took time to get going, Wednesday at MOA Arena, but once it did, it blitzed its way past still winless National University, 80-79. Kobe Paras had a second straight 20-point outing with 25 points on top of six rebounds in this one, but all of the Fighting Maroons were also on-point in their back-to-back wins following a 1-1 start to the season. Issa Gaye actually got the Bulldogs off to a blazing beginning and they led, 23-18, after the opening salvo. Come the second quarter, though, Paras was joined by Javi Gomez de Liano in a 23-4 tear that sped their side way ahead, 41-27. Still, Dave Ildefonso and National U were threatening at 79-80 with 11.3 ticks to go and even got a golden opportunity to complete a comeback as David Murrell muffed on two free throws. "We need to learn how to close out games as a team and that's a process," head coach Bo Perasol said post-game. Ildefonso, however, found himself locked down by Murrell and Kobe Paras and gave the ball up to John Lloyd Clemente who was forced into a long two that was well-defended by Jaydee Tungcab. Not long after, UP was celebrating its first winning streak in the tournament. "I think we are smart enough or wise enough to close out games now. The fact of that is I know we can," coach Bo said. Flanking Paras were Bright Akhuetie and Javi GDL as the former finished with a 19-point, 12-rebound double-double and the latter ended with 17 markers of his own built on a 5-of-7 shooting clip from deep. At the same time, the decision was the fourth heartbreak in a row for the Bulldogs - after being at the wrong side of game-winners by Adamson University and then De La Salle University and then an overtime loss to University of Sto. Tomas. Ildefonso topped the scoring column for them in this one with 25 points to go along with five rebounds while Gaye wound up with 13 markers and 13 boards of his own. BOX SCORES UP 80 - Paras 25, Akhuetie 19, Ja. Gomez de Liano 17, Tungcab 6, Manzo 4, Rivero 4, Longa 3, Murrell 2, Ju. Gomez de Liano 0, Gozum 0, Jaboneta 0, Prado 0, Spencer 0. NU 79 - D. Ildefonso 25, Gaye 13, S. Ildefonso 13, Gallego 9, Joson 8, Minerva 7, Clemente 2, Mosqueda 2, Diputado 0, Galinato 0, Malonzo 0, Oczon 0, Tibayan 0, Yu 0. QUARTER SCORES: 18-23, 44-36, 67-59, 80-79. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019

UAAP 82: Akhuetie shines bright as UP steals win from Adamson

Juan Gomez de Liano finally came alive in the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament, but it was Bright Akhuetie who carried the University of the Philippines to a gutsy 83-82 overtime decision against Adamson University, Sunday at MOA Arena. The Fighting Maroons were down by seven with 2:22 remaining in the extra period until the reigning and defending MVP made his presence felt with his four free throws bookending an 8-0 run that eventually ended as a bounce back win. Akhuetie wound up with an 18-point, 18-rebound double-double and his heroics were only flanked by Kobe Paras and Jun Manzo who willed in a short stab and a layup, respectively, in between those four free throws. Manzo wound up with four points while Paras had 20 markers on top of six rebounds and two blocks in his league debut. They wouldn't have had that chance, however, if Javi Gomez de Liano didn't finish off a setup by Paras late in regulation. That triple tied the tally at 73-all and ultimately forced overtime. There, State U saw the Soaring Falcons go up, 82-75, thanks to rookie AP Manlapaz. They kept coming, however, and put their opponents inside a pressure cooker, leading to three straight turnovers from Jerrick Ahanmisi and Jerom Lastimosa. At the other end, UP followed Akhuetie's lead back into the win column now at 2-1. Juan GDL was also a big part of that, turning in his best game of the season with 12 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals while kuya Javi had three markers and three boards to help their side triumph over Adamson for the third time in a row dating back to last season's semifinals. The roller-coaster ride continued for the Soaring Falcons, meanwhile, as Ahanmisi and Lastimosa's late gaffes wasted Val Chauca's 21-point and Manlapaz's 17-marker performances. Lastimosa and Ahanmisi merged for 20 points in 7-of-19 shooting as well as 10 turnovers to see their squad drop to 2-2. BOX SCORES UP 83 - Paras 20, Akhuetie 18, Ju. Gomez de Liano 12, Murrell 6, Rivero 6, Spencer 6, Webb 6, Manzo 4, Ja. Gomez de Liano 3, Tungcab 2, Gob 0, Jaboneta 0, Mantilla 0, Prado 0. ADAMSON 82 - Chauca 21, Manlapaz 17, Douanga 14, Lastimosa 13, Ahanmisi 7, Magbuhos 4, Camacho 2, Flowers 2, Mojica 2, Fermin 0, Yerro 0, Zaldivar 0. QUARTER SCORES: 18-20, 25-41, 52-50, 73-73, 83-82. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2019

UAAP 82: Adamson out to pile onto woes of UE

Games on Wednesday at Araneta Coliseum 10:30 a.m. - Ateneo vs UST 12:30 p.m. - La Salle vs NU 4:00 p.m. - Adamson vs UE With much thanks to Lenda Douanga's lucky shot, Adamson University has barged into the win column of the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament. The same cannot be said for University of the East which has been luckless thus far in the tournament. The Soaring Falcons are out for back-to-back wins while the Red Warriors are out for a first win, Wednesday at Araneta Coliseum. That matchup tips off at 4:00 p.m. As always, all of the action will be on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and livestream. Meanwhile, there will be a coaching chess match as Ateneo de Manila University gets it on with University of Sto. Tomas at 10:30 a.m. while a first win is up for grabs when De La Salle University meets National University at 12:30 p.m......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 10th, 2019

UAAP 82: Douanga saves day as Adamson survives scare from NU

Lenda Douanga's improbable three-point shot rescued Adamson University from an upset ax by National University in overtime, 84-83, Saturday at Araneta Coliseum. The two teams were going at it way into overtime and Dave Ildefonso already looked like he had lifted the Bulldogs to the upset by willing a short stab over all of Simon Camacho, Aaron Flowers, and Douanga. Still with 1.4 ticks to go on the clock, however, Douanga threw up a triple that swished through the net and saved the Soaring Falcons from their worst start to the season in their four years under head coach Franz Pumaren. "We needed that win. I guess we're still searching for the right combination because having new guys, we're still searching for chemistry," he said after his young wards bounced back from a loss to open the tournament. It was also the Congolese big man who converted his couple of charities in the dying moments of regulation to force the extra period. Once there, Adamson allowed Dave Ildefonso drop nine of his 29 points, including what was supposed to be the improbable game-winner over three defenders. Only, Douanga had other plans and had his own improbably game-winner, punctuating a 26-point, 19-rebound performance while Simon Camacho had his own 14-marker, 11-board double-double. Valandre Chauca and Jerom Lastimosa did damage as well with the former finishing with 13 points and four rebounds and the latter ending with 10 markers, seven assists, and six boards. Top gun Jerrick Ahanmisi only had 10 points in 4-of-14, but his supporting cast, indeed, proved to be the difference. For NU, Issa Gaye and John Lloyd Clemente backstopped Ildefonso with 16 and 11 points, respectively. At the wrong end of the improbable game-winner, however, they suffered a setback to start the season. BOX SCORES ADAMSON 84 - Douanga 26, Camacho 14, Chauca 13, Lastimosa 10, Ahanmisi 10, Flowers 7, Zaldivar 2, Fermin 2, Bernardo 0, Yerro 0, Mojica 0, Manlapaz 0, Magbuhos 0. NU 83 - Ildefonso 29, Gaye 16, Clemente 11, Oczon 7, Joson 5, S. Ildefonso 5, Mosqueda 3, Minerva 2, Mangayao 2, Diputado 2, Rangel 1, Tibayan 0, Yu 0, Gallego 0. QUARTER SCORES: 15-21, 31-30, 54-58, 74-74, 84-83. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 7th, 2019

“U-Town” returns for fourth season on ABS-CBN S+A and iWant

The UAAP is back and so are the trio of Robi Domingo, Gretchen Ho, and Alyssa Valdez who will once again tour the eight campuses in the country’s premier collegiate league to feature the pride and legacy of each institution in “University Town” (U-Town). First up in the show this Saturday (September 7) at 1 pm on S+A and iWant is the home of the Soaring Falcons, the Adamson University, which has produced great athletes such as former Metropolitan Basketball Association MVP Eddie Laure and current Creamline Cool Smashers spiker Jema Galanza. Eddie, the proud father of rising volleyball stars EJ and Eya Laure, and Jema, the big sister of EJ and Eya’s teammate Mafe, will look back on their beginnings as young athletes in Adamson, and share how their school helped them fulfill their dreams. Not to be outdone, Adamson’s current basketball star athletes Jerrick Ahanmisi, Simon Camacho, and Jerome Lastimosa will also join Robi, Gretchen, and Alyssa in the episode as they share tips on how to survive college life in the segment “Campus Hacks.” Alyssa will also train with the undisputed queens of UAAP softball, the Adamson women’s softball team, who have brought home the crown to their school for ten years! The former UAAP volleyball MVP will be bringing with her kids to learn the sport from the champions, making the session even more meaningful. Like in previous seasons, “U-Town,” will also put the spotlight on students who are excelling in fields outside sports. For Adamson, it is Mechatronics major Michelangelo Barroga and his teammates in the group Exoid One Robotics, who recently won in an international robotic competition. The living proof of the strength of their school’s Mechanical Engineering program, Michelangelo will also share about their group’s advocacy, which makes them truly worthy to be called “University Lodi.” Get into the UAAP Season 82 fever and join Robi Domingo, Gretchen Ho, and Alyssa Valdez explore the Adamson University this Saturday (September 7) at 1 pm on “U-Town” on S+A and iWant. For UAAP news, follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 6th, 2019

For the first time in a long time, UP is all-in for UAAP 82

HOW’D THEY DO LAST SEASON? 8-6, runner-up YES, THEY’RE STILL HERE: Bright Akhuetie, Javi Gomez de Liano, Juan Gomez de Liano, Will Gozum, Janjan Jaboneta, Jun Manzo, Jerson Prado, Jaydee Tungcab WELCOME TO THE FAMILY: J-Boy Gob, Jaybie Mantilla, Kobe Paras, Ricci Rivero, Noah Webb (returning from injury) GOOD LUCK ON FUTURE ENDEAVORS: Diego Dario, Paul Desiderio, Jarrell Lim, Gelo Vito WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT FROM UP? For sure, UP is no longer an also-ran, no longer a pushover, no longer an afterthought. What the Fighting Maroons have become is a brand new heavyweight that is a legitimate threat to the championship belt Ateneo has held in the last two years. Why is that? Returning for State U is UAAP 81 Season MVP Bright Akhuetie and Mythical Team member Juan Gomez de Liano as well as now-team captain Jun Manzo, Javi Gomez de Liano, Janjan Jaboneta, Jerson Prado, and Jaydee Tungcab. Then, arriving in Diliman are Kobe Paras and Ricci Rivero – a couple of generational talents who have all the confidence and capability to turn the tide in favor of their new team. Add all of that together and what you have is the strongest squad to wear the maroon and green in a long, long time. WHO IS/ARE THE PLAYER/S TO WATCH OUT FOR FROM UP? There is no doubt that Paras and Rivero are big gets for UP. What has to be seen if the Fighting Maroons are to live up to the hype, however, is for the likes of Akhuetie, Manzo, and the GDL brothers to do their best to see to it that those two talented transferees buy into the program. Most, if not all, eyes will be trained on how Paras and Rivero resume their careers, but at the same time, Juan GDL also has to take another step forward – this time, most importantly, in terms of leadership. The cupboard of talent is most certainly fully loaded, but the void left behind by school legend Paul Desiderio is yet to be filled – and among all players, its Juan GDL, the homegrown star, who is actually the ready-made replacement. WHY SHOULD WE ROOT FOR UP? UP's climb back to the mountaintop in recent history has been slow and steady, but now, State U has its best shot at ending a more than three decade-long title drought. UP may not be underdogs anymore, but that doesn’t change the fact that what has happened to them in the past years is proof that, indeed, there is nowhere to go but up. WHERE WOULD UP BE AT THE END OF UAAP SEASON 82? Just like Ateneo, UP is returning a mostly intact core that actually improved with additions of prized prospects. And just like the Blue Eagles, the Fighting Maroons may very well be back in the Finals. The questions about chemistry cannot be denied. At the same time, however, there is also too much talent here for State U to be denied entry into level of the elite. WHEN IS UP’S FIRST GAME IN UAAP SEASON 82? UP’s first tough test in a season overflowing with expectations is FEU in a heavyweight battle on September 4 at Araneta Coliseum. Of course, everybody goes All for More and, as always, all of the action will be on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and livestream. HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE SEVEN OTHER TEAMS IN UAAP SEASON 82: With its arsenal fully loaded, UE’s ambush good to go in UAAP 82 UAAP 82 one more chance for NU to piece the puzzle together Espana’s hope in UAAP 82? Cansino’s return to form, UST’s return to playoffs All-Filipino La Salle all set to cut UAAP 82 rivals down to size Brave FEU not backing down from more heralded UAAP 82 rivals Behind Ahanmisi, Adamson’s youth will be on the march in UAAP 82 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2019

UAAP 82: One more chance for NU to put the pieces of the puzzle together

HOW’D THEY DO LAST SEASON? 4-10, seventh YES, THEY’RE STILL HERE: John Lloyd Clemente, John Galinato, JV Gallego, Issa Gaye, Enzo Joson, Dave Ildefonso, Shaun Ildefonso, Jonas Tibayan WELCOME TO THE FAMILY: Robert Minerva, Migs Oczon, Chino Mosqueda (returning from injury) GOOD LUCK ON FUTURE ENDEAVORS: Matt Aquino, Rev Diputado, Troy Rike, Dave Wilson Yu WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT FROM NU? NU still has each and every one of its recruits from its big-time offseason a year ago when it was named ABS-CBN Sports’ first-ever King of Recruiting. With Ildefonso brothers Shaun and Dave, John Lloyd Clemente, and John Galinato coming in, the Bulldogs were poised to break out and barge back into the playoffs – only, that wasn’t what happened and they only had four wins to show for that big-time offseason. Still, that young core, now battle-hardened, has remained intact and UAAP 82 may very well they year it lives up to the hype. Hey, better late than never and both Dave I. and JLC are bound to keep moving on up all while Shaun I. takes the reins of leadership. Even better, the bench that already includes the likes of John Galinato and Jonas Tibayan has only been bolstered by the entries of Robert Minerva and Migs Oczon, two promising prospects used to winning. WHO IS/ARE THE PLAYER/S TO WATCH OUT FOR FROM NU? Sophomore slumps will be put to the test when both Dave I. and JLC put a heavier burden on their backs at the forefront of the NU offensive. Dave I. was given all the freedom in the world in his first season in Sampaloc, but at the same time, looked like he was being asked to do too much, too quickly. JLC, meanwhile, proved to be inconsistent in his first go-round trying to prove that he was, indeed, college-ready. Those two rising stars are, more likely than not, going to take the next step, but a shinier spotlight may very well be put on Shaun I. who will have to make sure that all of the Bulldogs push forward with the game plan and play to their strengths. WHY SHOULD WE ROOT FOR NU? NU is young as they come with two sophomores in Dave I. and JLC showing the way. Without a doubt, youth will be served for the Bulldogs and who doesn’t love seeing upstarts stand up to traditional powerhouses? And you just know head coach Jamike Jarin will have his boys running all over the court – the only question is if he will still have his voice to keep yelling in Jamike-like fashion. WHERE WOULD NU BE AT THE END OF UAAP SEASON 82? The playoffs is still a ways away for NU, but there is, indeed, light at the end of the tunnel. What matters more for the Bulldogs this season is for Dave I. and JLC to fulfill their potential as leading men and everybody else to do their best to be the two’s strong supporting cast. WHEN IS NU’S FIRST GAME IN UAAP SEASON 82? Ildefonso brothers Dave and Shaun join forces with John Lloyd Clemente to shoot NU to an upset victory versus Adamson on September 7 at Araneta Coliseum Of course, everybody goes All for More and, as always, all of the action will be on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and livestream. HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE SEVEN OTHER TEAMS IN UAAP SEASON 82: With its arsenal fully loaded, UE’s ambush good to go in UAAP 82 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 28th, 2019

Fortea scorches nets, Bullpups scalp Malaysians by 56 in 2019 Asean School Games

Terrence Fortea was on fire in each and every moment he was on the floor inside the GOR Sahabat in Semarang, Indonesia on Monday and shot Nazareth School of National University to a 56-point destruction of Malaysia, 118-62, in the 2019 Asean School Games. Fortea scored 27 points built on five triples to go along with seven rebounds and three steals to propel the Bullpups to back-to-back wins in their title defense in the regional meet. The scoring machine was on the floor for only 23 minutes, meaning he was contributing a little over a point per minute. He also hit the last four points in the UAAP Jrs. Kings’ 13-0 start to the game. Team Philippines, supported by and Oriental Group of Companies, would never look back en route to an emphatic entry into the gold medal round. In the end, Fortea was flanked by talented transferee Nap Tulabut who had 20 points, six rebounds, and four steals while big men Carl Tamayo and Aaron Buensalida also merged for 26 markers and 14 boards. All in all, NU will be competing against the best young talent Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand have to offer. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2019

La Salle, Adamson, FEU all bounce back in Filoil Preseason

De La Salle University, Adamson University, and National University all barged back into the winner’s circle of the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Tournament following separate wins, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Encho Serrano made sure the Green Archers moved on from heartbreak, shooting his side to a 68-61 win. The incoming second-year swingman had 15 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. Andrei Caracut and Justine Baltazar brought the backup as the former had 11 points, four rebounds, and three assists and the latter nine markers, 12 boards, and three blocks. That was more than enough for the Taft-based team to bounce back from a heartbreaking overtime loss to the University of the Philippines they suffered last Sunday. For their part, the Soaring Falcons leaned on new foreign student-athlete Lenda Douanga to get the better of College of St. Benilde, 82-75. Congolese Douanga posted a powerful 19-point, 16-rebound double-double and was backstopped by the backcourt of Jerrick Ahanmisi and Jerom Lastimosa who scored 17 and 16 markers, respectively. Those three were on-point from start to finish and ultimately brought their team to a 2-1 standing.   Also scoring a well-earned win are the Bulldogs who rallied by Far Eastern University, 82-77. Dave Ildefonso topped the scoring column with 19 points on top of five rebounds as the Bulldogs rode a 29-9 final frame all the way to their first win after a tournament-opening loss. With their respective losses, the Cardinals remained winless in three tries and the Blazers and Tamaraws both fell to 0-2. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME NU 82 -- D. Ildefonso 19, Minerva 14, Clemente 10, Gaye 9, Mosqueda 7, Oczon 7, Tibayan 6, Rangel 6, Galinato 2, Chatman 2, Abatayo 0, Diputado 0, Mangayao 0, Gallego 0. FEU 77 -- Stockton 15, Comboy 13, Ebona 10, Tuffin 8, Alforque 8, Bienes 6, Flores 6, Nunag 5, Tchuente 4, Gonzales 2, Celzo 0, Gloria 0. QUARTER SCORES: 21-28, 36-42, 61-68, 82-77. SECOND GAME ADAMSON 82 -- Douanga 19, Ahanmisi 17, Lastimosa 16, Camacho 9, Bernardo 6, Sabandal 6, Fermin 5, Yerro 2, Capulong 2, Manlapaz 0, Ad. Doria 0, V. Magbuhos 0, An. Doria 0. CSB 75 -- Naboa 12, Pasturan 11, Leutcheu 10, Gutang 8, Dixon 8, Javillonar 6, Haruna 5, Nayve 4, Belgica 4, Carlos 3, Pangalangan 2, Young 2, Flores 0, Lepalam 0. QUARTER SCORES: 13-15, 38-26, 57-55, 82-75. THIRD GAME LA SALLE 68 -- Serrano 15, Caracut 11, Baltazar 9, Cu 6, Lojera 6, Lim 5, Bartlett 4, Melecio 4, Manaytay 4, Manuel 2, Escandor 2, David 0, Bates 0, Bonggay 0. MAPUA 61 -- Victoria 14, Serrano 10, Bunag 8, Aguirre 7, Pido 6, Lugo 5, Bonifacio 4, Gamboa 4, Garcia 3, Hernandez 0, Jabel 0. QUARTER SCORES: 12-15, 31-30, 56-52, 68-61. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 14th, 2019

Baby Tamaraws send out statement, stomp on Bullpups

strong>TEAM STANDINGS /strong> br /> Adamson 8-1 br /> FEU-Diliman 8-2 br /> NU 8-2 br /> Ateneo 5-4 br /> UPIS 3-6 br /> DLSZ 3-7 br /> UST 2-7 br /> UE 1-9 Don’t look now, but coming out of the shadows in the UAAP 79 Juniors Basketball Tournament is Far Eastern University-Diliman. A week after dealing the first defeat of erstwhile Adamson High School, the Baby Tamaraws downed defending champion Nazareth School of National University. Xyrus Torres scored 20 points and the FEU-Diliman defense suffocated the Bullpups to ghastly 27 percent shooting from the field for a 61-46 decision on Saturday at the San Juan Arena. Torres caught fire from the get-go and had eight points to match NU’s entire first quarter output. In all, the Baby Tams dug a 25-8 hole for their opponents after only the opening salvo. The defending champions would be unable to recover as FEU-Diliman dared John Lloyd Clemente to beat them by his lonesome and the versatile forward fell way short in doing so. The wire-to-wire win is the Baby Tamaraws’ fourth in a row and eighth overall in 10 games, charging them onto a share of second with their vanquished foes. They may even find themselves with a share of first depending on the Baby Falcons’ result later. The Bullpups slipped out of first-place and onto an 8-2 standing. Clemente was their lone player in double-digits with 14 points. Meanwhile, De La Salle Zobel finally barged back onto the win column after shooting down University of the East, 81-59. Five Junior Archers scored in double-digits as they improved to 3-7. The loss dropped the Junior Warriors to 1-9. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME DLSZ 81 – Vesagas 13, Romero 12, Mariano 12, Terrado 12, Cortez 10, Sobrevega 8, Vista 4, Laurente 4, Carlos 2, Chavez 2, Natividad 2, Diaz 0, Santos 0, Cosejo 0, Umali 0, Damiles 0 UE 59 – Manaug 13, Gonzales 12, Angeles 11, Vinte 8, Dulalia 8, Balundo 4, Encelan 2, Canton 1, Po 0, Acuesta 0, Palanas 0, Ramos 0, Cruz 0, Morelos 0 QUARTER SCORES: 21-15, 36-29, 61-44, 81-59 SECOND GAME FEU-DILIMAN 61 – Torres 20, Roman 12, Gloria 9, Sapinit 7, Jabel 7, Alforque Roy 2, Celzo 2, Gabane 1, Gonzales 1, Baclay 0, Bieren 0, Boc NU 46 – Clemente 14, Malonzo 9, Amsali 6, Manalang 5, Penano 4, Callejo 3, Sarip 3, Coyoca 2, Atienza 0, Tolentino 0, Peralta 0, Fortea 0 QUARTER SCORES: 25-8, 31-24, 47-36, 61-46 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Falcons soar back into Final Four after five-year wait

Adamson University did it on their first try. Still with two assignments to go in the UAAP 79 Men’s Basketball Tournament, the Soaring Falcons have already made their way back into the Final Four. Jerrick Ahanmisi and Rob Manal.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 9th, 2016

Fellow Falcons picked up Ahanmisi after his scoreless outing

So impressive so far in his first year in the UAAP, Jerrick Ahanmisi crashed back to Earth in Adamson University’s loss to University of the Philippines more than a week ago. The Rookie of the Year frontrunner scored no points and turned.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2016

UAAP 82: Juan GDL more than happy to give whatever UP needs

The University of the Philippines is on its first win run in the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament. With back-to-back wins, the Fighting Maroons have moved to solo second in the standings at 3-1 - just right behind undefeated defending champion Ateneo de Manila University. And State U has done this even though its homegrown star has yet to get going. Through four games, Juan Gomez de Liano is averaging 5.8 points and his shooting has not gone online. Even more, the third-year guard has just one double-digit scoring game to his name. Still, Juan GDL is nothing but satisfied - as he has given his all, just as his teammates have given their all, to make sure UP continued its contention. "I'm really happy for us because the fact is, we're winning. We've all been working hard for this," he said. While the 19-year-old's scoring is far from his norms of 16.2 a season ago, his all-around game remains, also posting per game counts of over five rebounds and over three assists thus far in the tournament. And Juan GDL will only keep giving whatever it is that the Fighting Maroons need. "Whatever coach Bo [Perasol] needs, I'll just be more than ready. It'll be a hard adjustment for me, but I'll just continue to be patient and selfless," he said. For his part, coach Bo could only sing the praises of his primary playmaker who has always been a team player. As he put it, "Yan ang sacrifice, yung ginagawa niya ngayon, yung ginagawa lang muna niya whatever is best for the team." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News3 hr. 54 min. ago

UAAP 82: Lady Falcons soar back from 16-points down to stun UST

Rose Ann Dampios completed Adamson's fightback from 16-points down to stun University of Santo Tomas, 88-86, Wednesday in the UAAP Season 82 Women's Basketball Tournament at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion. The sophomore buried the go-ahead trey with 16 seconds left as she capped off her 26-point performance on a sensational 6-of-15 clip from deep, while also collecting two rebounds, two steals, and a block to buck the Lady Falcons' slow start to the game. Mar Prado added 18 points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals, Kat Araja chimed in 16 points, eight boards, six assists, and four steals, and Gerl Anticamara also helped in the rally with her 15 points, four rebounds, and three dimes. Down by as much as 16 points, Adamson clawed back, cutting the lead down to just a solitary point with a minute left after a huge basket by rookie Anticamara. A stop by the Lady Falcons set up Dampios' heroics. It was Adamson's third straight win to rise to 4-1 in the standings, while sending UST to back-to-back losses to fall to 2-2. The Lady Falcons also did a better job defending the paint in the second half even after Grace Irebu uncorked 34 points, 21 rebounds, and three blocks for the Golden Tigresses. "Si Irebu ang heart and soul nila, so sabi ko, patayin natin ang heart and soul nila," said coach Ewon Arayi. "The other players will still do their best pero naniniwala ako na pag sinandalan natin ang sistema, we'll win this game. Tantoy Ferrer contributed 16 points, six rebounds, three steals, and two assists, but committed nine of UST's 32 turnovers in the affair. Lon Rivera also got 13 points and three boards in the loss. The Scores: ADAMSON 88 -- Dampios 26, Prado 18, Araja 16, Anticamara 15, Bilbao 8, Ornopia 5, Tandaan 0, Mendoza 0, Flor 0, Catulong 0. UST 86 -- Irebu 34, Ferrer 16, Rivera 13, Portillo 8, Soriano 5, Callangan 4, Tacatac 3, Panti 3, Javier 0, Gonzales 0, Gandalla 0. Quarterscores: 13-25, 39-46, 59-62, 88-86.   The Scores: ADAMSON 88 -- Dampios 26, Prado 18, Araja 16, Anticamara 15, Bilbao 8, Ornopia 5, Tandaan 0, Mendoza 0, Flor 0, Catulong 0. UST 86 -- Irebu 34, Ferrer 16, Rivera 13, Portillo 8, Soriano 5, Callangan 4, Tacatac 3, Panti 3, Javier 0, Gonzales 0, Gandalla 0. Quarterscores: 13-25, 39-46, 59-62, 88-86.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019

Kobe debuts for Maroons vs Falcons

Adamson hopes to stretch its winning streak to three games against a Kobe Paras-led University of the Philippines while University of Santo Tomas is eager to bounce back from a heartbreaking loss when they face separate foes Sun day in UAAP men’s basketball at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Falcons clash with the Maroons […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 14th, 2019

UAAP 82: NU s Shaun I.: I believe we re gonna make the Final Four

For the second straight game in the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament, National University lost in heartbreaking fashion. The Bulldogs battled back from a 14-point deficit to snare away a one-point lead, 82-81, late in their game last Wednesday. Still with 28.1 ticks to go, however, Kurt Lojera emerged as the unlikely hero for De La Salle University with a baseline jumper that proved to be the game-winner. And so, National U remained winless in two tries. This, just four days after their hearts were also broken by Lenda Douanga's improbable game-winning three for Adamson University. Coming from that contest, team captain Shaun Ildefonso promised a mighty rebound. "The night after the Adamson game, we couldn't really sleep. Sabi talaga namin sa sarili namin, we hope that never happens again," he said. Ildefonso, without a doubt, did his part and turned in a career game of 26 points on top of five steals against the Green Archers. "To be honest, I didn't really know I would play like this. I think, career-high ko na 'to sa buong buhay ko e," he told reporters through chuckles. As it turns out, however, the third-year forward was only inspired by the inspired play of his younger brother. As he put it, "Ang ganda nung game ni Dave nung first game e so sabi ko, ako naman kaya? Sinasabihan ko sila, 'Pre, pasahan mo lang ako sa labas, bibitaw talaga ako,'" he shared. He then continued, "One thing I lacked the first game was confidence, pero ngayon, no hesitation na. Good thing they were going in." Unfortunately, each of the Ildefonsos' big games eventually ended as heartbreaking losses. Still, kuya Shaun has full faith that the Bulldogs will get going sooner than later. As he put it, "We still have 12 games left. No reason to give up now kasi I really believe we're gonna make the Final Four." He then continued, "Malakas ang paniniwala ko dun kahit dalawang talo na kami ngayon." For that to happen, the NU skipper knows full well he has to build on his big-time outing. "Hopefully, mas maging consistent ako not just in bringing energy to the team, but also helping on offense," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 12th, 2019

First win in UAAP 82 up for grabs as La Salle meets NU

Games on Wednesday at Araneta Coliseum 10:30 a.m. - Ateneo vs UST 12:30 p.m. - La Salle vs NU 4:00 p.m. - Adamson vs UE De La Salle University and National University both want nothing more than to get going in the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament. Both the Green Archers and the Bulldogs seek win no. 1 when they are pitted against one another, Wednesday at Araneta Coliseum. A bounce back win following a season-opening loss is on the line starting at 12:30 p.m. As always, all of the action will be on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and livestream. Meanwhile, there will be a coaching chess match as Ateneo de Manila University gets it on with University of Sto. Tomas at 10:30 a.m. while Adamson University is out to pile onto the woes of University of the East at 4:00 p.m......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 10th, 2019

Adamson rookie Joem Sabandal to miss rest of UAAP 82 Round 1

Joem Sabandal will not be able to build upon his UAAP Seniors debut just yet. Adamson University's blue-chip recruit has been forced to sit out the rest of the first round of the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament after fracturing his left hand. Sabandal incurred the injury in the Soaring Falcons' training session last Friday and just a day later, had to have his left hand put in a cast. The 5-foot-11 guard made his debut for San Marcelino's Srs. squad last Wednesday, contributing two rebounds in four and a half minutes of play as they bowed to defending champion Ateneo de Manila University. Unfortunately, the soonest he will be able to take the floor once more will be in early October. Still, the fact of the matter is Sabandal is coming off a stellar season for the Baby Falcons where he averaged 14.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.7 steals. And when he finally gets back to full strength, he only promises to be ready and raring to contribute for Adamson. "I'll do my best na by second round, makaka-bounce back ako. I'll trust his plans lang," he said. He then continued, "I'll be ready se second round to help Adamson na makabawi from last year's painful loss sa Final Four." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 7th, 2019