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

Fortea catches fire as Bullpups capture first playoff berth in UAAP 82

STANDINGS Bullpups 9-0 Baby Tamaraws 8-1 Tiger Cubs 5-4 Baby Falcons 4-5 Blue Eaglets 4-5 Jr. Archers 3-6 Jr. Warriors 3-6 Jr. Maroons 0-9 It was just a matter of time before Terrence Fortea got into his groove in the UAAP 82 Boys Basketball Tournament. That time came, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre, as Fortea scorched the nets for 25 points and shot Nazareth School of National University over very game Adamson High School, 94-79. The gunslinging guard got all but four of his output from beyond the arc to give the defending champions their ninth win in as many games and the first playoff berth in the tournament. "Si Terrence naman, kahit naging ganun yung first round, nandun pa rin yung trust namin," head coach Goldwin Monteverde said. It was also Fortea who fired two backbreaking bombs in the 12-2 run that re-increased National U’s lead from three points to 81-68 inside the last five minutes. He was flanked by Carl Tamayo and Reyland Torres in the timely response that repulsed the Baby Falcons who pulled to within three, 66-69, early in the final frame on the back of Jake Figueroa. Tamayo wound up with 18 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks while Torres had 15 markers, eight boards, two assists, and two steals of his own. "Alam naman naming lalaban ang Adamson, pero buti nung fourth, nakuha ng bigs namin yung rhythm nila," coach Gold said. Kevin Quiambao was also a force with 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals to make sure the Bullpups overcame an all-around 16-point, nine-rebound, six-assist, and three-steal outing from MVP leader Figueroa. John Erolon also added 13 points, five steals, four assists, and two rebounds, but Adamson just fell short of matching their opponents' firepower to fall for the third time in a row and fifth time overall in nine games. Still not that far behind National U is Far Eastern University-Diliman which charged through Ateneo de Manila High School in the final frame for what eventually ended as a convincing 67-57 victory. Chiolo Anonuevo and Jorick Bautista came through for the Baby Tamaraws in their eighth consecutive victory following a season-opening loss. On the other hand, the Blue Eaglets dropped to 4-5 - tied with the Baby Falcons for the fourth spot. With those losses by Adamson and Ateneo, University of Sto. Tomas rose to solo third courtesy of an 87-63 rout of still winless University of the Philippines Integrated School. Bismarck Lina turned in his best game of the season with a 20-point, 11-rebound double-double while James Maliwat and Jacob Cortez chimed in 17 and 12 markers, respectively for the Tiger Cubs who improved to 5-4. In the day's other game, University of the East climbed up the leaderboard by jumping on De La Salle Zobel, 81-68. Vhoris Marasigan busted out with a dominant double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds as the Jr. Warriors now stand on even ground with the Jr. Archers at 3-6......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2020

UAAP 82: Ravena a force as Ateneo flies higher than Adamson anew

Thirdy Ravena was fearless and peerless, Wednesday at Araneta Coliseum, and showed the way for Ateneo de Manila University as they grounded and pounded Adamson University, 80-74, to remain unscathed in the UAAP 82 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Ravena spread his wings as wide as they have ever been in the tournament with 23 points on top of five assists and four rebounds as the Blue Eagles swooped onto their ninth win in as many games in their title defense. The graduating forward also accounted for six points in the 19-6 rush bridging the third and fourth quarters that boosted the defending champions from a two-point edge, 48-46, to a 15-point advantage, 67-52. Adamson would battle back, though, as Val Chauca and Jerrick Ahanmisi pulled them to just within three, 74-77 with 10 ticks to go. "Obviously, Adamson came in with a lot of fire. They played 40 minutes of basketball," head coach Tab Baldwin said. Mike Nieto and Adrian Wong’s steady hands were the response from Ateneo, though, as they converted three of four of their charities to finish the job once and for all. "We really survived Adamson in the end. We made a lot of boneheaded plays and there's no excuse for that," coach Tab said. Will Navarro and Matthew Daves also stepped up for them with the former finishing with 11 points, eight rebounds, and four blocks and the latter ended with 10 markers and six boards. Matt Nieto was there as well with 11 points and five assists to help the league-leading Blue Eagles put even more separation between them and the thick of things. Stuck in the thick of things are the Soaring Falcons who suffered a fourth straight setback and sixth overall in nine games. Ahanmisi and Chauca each had 17 points to top the scoring column for them. BOX SCORES ATENEO 80 - Ravena 23, Navarro 11, Nieto Ma 11, Daves 10, Go 7, Kouame 7, Nieto Mi 7, Mamuyac 3, Wong 1, Belangel 0, Maagdenberg 0, Tio 0 ADAMSON 74 - Ahanmisi 17, Chauca 17, Douanga 13, Yerro 12, Camacho 6, Manlapaz 5, Lastimosa 4, Fermin 0, Flowers 0, Magbuhos 0, Mojica 0 QUARTER SCORES: 22-18, 34-37, 63-50, 80-74 —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 9th, 2019

UAAP 82: Diakhite muscles through Adamson as UE makes it two in a row

Alex Diakhite was much too much for Adamson University, Saturday at MOA Arena, and willed University of the East to its first winning streak in the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament, 80-74. The Senegalese big man put the Red Warriors on his broad shoulders and carried them past the Soaring Falcons and all the way to their first back-to-back wins after a 1-5 start to the season. Diakhite had five points in the 17-6 run bridging the third and fourth quarters that erased a two-point deficit, 48-50, and erected a 65-56 advantage in their favor. Valandre Chauca and Jerrick Ahanmisi then shot Adamson to just within one, 68-69, inside the last six minutes only to see UE's 6-foot-8 powerhouse have half of the points in the 8-3 answer that re-increased their lead to 77-71. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 5th, 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

WINLESS NO MORE: Torculas saves the day; UPIS stops 19-game losing slide

STANDINGS Bullpups 13-0 (twice-to-beat) Baby Tamaraws 12-1 (twice-to-beat) Blue Eaglets 8-6 (semifinals) Baby Falcons 8-6 (semifinals) Tiger Cubs 7-7 Jr. Warriors 3-11 Jr. Archers 3-11 Jr. Maroons 1-13 There will be no winless season in the UAAP 82 Boys Basketball Tournament as the University of the Philippines Integrated School thwarted University of the East’s plot to keep it out of the win column. Jordi Gomez de Liano caught fire anew while Sean Torculas came to the rescue in the endgame as the Jr. Maroons weathered the storm brought by the Jr. Warriors, 86-81, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Jordi GDL topped the scoring column with 21 points and was at the forefront of an attack that buried their opponents under a barrage of threes in the first half. State U totaled 11 triples in the first two quarters where it mounted a lead of as much as 34. Come the final frame, however, they let their foot off the gas pedal quite a bit and saw UE come as close as one, 81-82, with under two minutes left. It was at that point, however, that with the shot clock winding down, Ray Allen Torres set up Torculas for a trey at the top of the key. The do-it-all weapon wasted no time taking and making the shot that ultimately broke the back of the Jr. Warriors. In the end, Torculas had 14 points, 15 rebounds, seven blocks, and three assists to his name while Torres also added 12 markers, five boards, and three dimes. Collin Dimaculantan then chipped in 16 points, seven rebounds, and five assists to help UPIS just barely dodge the ax of a winless season. Even more, they won for the first time since the second round of last year - having dropped 19 games in between wins. On the other hand, UE closes its campaign at 3-11 even after a furious fightback of a 33-9 final frame. BOX SCORES THIRD GAME UPIS 86 - Gomez de Liano 21, Dimaculangan 16, Torculas 14, Torres 12, Canillas 7, Lopez 5, Napalang 5, Armamento 3, Morejelo 2, Abreu 1, Avinado 0, Cordero 0, Jacob 0, Villarivera 0, Villaverde 0 UE 81 - Austria 18, Cruz 15, Marasigan 14, San Juan 11, Montecalvo 10, Montecastro 7, Caliwag 5, Mara 1, Cabili 0, Castillo 0, Pelipel 0, Peralta 0, Serrano 0 QUARTER SCORES: 26-13, 59-32, 77-48, 86-81 —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2020

Blue Eaglets get payback on Jr. Warriors, grab solo third in UAAP 82

STANDINGS Bullpups 12-0 (twice-to-beat) Baby Tamaraws 11-1 (twice-to-beat) Blue Eaglets 7-5 Tiger Cubs 6-6 Baby Falcons 6-6 Jr. Archers 3-9 Jr. Warriors 3-9 Jr. Maroons 0-12 Ateneo de Manila High School avenged its sorry loss back in the first round of the UAAP 82 Boys Basketball Tournament with a 24-point demolition job of University of the East, 78-54, Wednesday at Blue Eagle Gym in Katipunan, Quezon City. Jynno Ladimo busted out from out of nowhere with a 21-point, 10-rebound double-double in the Blue Eaglets’ third consecutive victory and seventh overall in 12 games. Lebron Lopez and Josh Lazaro also did damage with the former finishing with 13 points, four rebounds, two blocks, and two steals and the latter ending with 11 markers, 18 boards, three pilfers, and two rejections. Forthsky Padrigao was more than happy to just serve as Swiss army knife and wound up with eight points, four rebounds, four assists, and four steals. All of that was more than enough for Ateneo to exact revenge on the Jr. Warriors who had upset them in the first round. “Yun talaga yung naging mindset namin today - atonement. In the first round, we took UE lightly and lost,” head coach Reggie Varilla said. He then continued, “Ngayon, that shouldn’t happen anymore. In getting payback, Ateneo got ahead in the tight race for the last two playoff berths as it now stands at solo third at 7-5. That’s because Nazareth School of National University tamed University of Sto. Tomas, 77-66. Gerry Abadiano turned in his best game of the season with 18 points while twin towers Kevin Quiambao and Carl Tamayo imposed their will in the Bullpups' 12th win in as many games. With the loss, UST dropped down to a 6-6 standing. Sporting the same slate is Adamson High School which took care of business against winless University of the Philippines Integrated School, 81-70. John Erolon was on fire with 18 points, all coming from behind the arc, while Jake Figueroa was a force with an 11-marker, 13-board double-double. The Baby Falcons’ wire-to-wire placed them on even ground with the Tiger Cubs for the fourth spot. The last two playoff berths are still closely contested by Ateneo, UST, and Adamson with two game days to go. Far Eastern University-Diliman, meanwhile, remained in the running for the top-seed after goring De La Salle Zobel, 65-46. Jorick Bautista starred with an all-around 23-point, 13-rebound, five-steal, and four-assist performance as the Baby Tamaraws’ blasted off to a 20-8 beginning and never looked back. Cholo Anonuevo and Penny Estacio also added 10 points apiece in the green and gold’s 11th win in a row following a season-opening loss. The Jr. Archers were paced by Ivan Cudiamat who had 13 points. After falling to 3-9, the once proud program also fall out of contention for the third straight season. At 3-9 and already eliminated as well are the Jr. Warriors who were led by CJ Austria who had 16 points to his name. Still searching for their first win through 12 tries are the Jr. Maroons whose effort in this one was fronted by Ray Allen Torres and Sean Torculas with the former finishing with 28 points and 12 rebounds and the latter ending with 17 markers and 10 boards. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME FEU-DILIMAN 65 - Bautista 23, Anonuevo 10, Estacio 10, Saldua 8, Sleat 6, Bagunu 3, Libago 2, Mantua 1, Padrones 1, Pasaol 1. DLSZ 46 - Cudiamat 13, Baclaan 11, Macasaet 6, Tupas 6, Unisa 4, Luna 3, Melecio 3, Del Mundo 0, Lawrence 0, Milan 0, Omer 0, Quimado 0, Reyes 0. QUARTER SCORES: 20-8, 29-22, 43-36, 65-46 SECOND GAME ADAMSON 81 - Erolon 18, Dominguez 17, Hanapi 13, Figueroa 11, Guarino 8, Barcelona 4, Cosal 4, Nitura 3, Gonzaga 2, Quinal 1, Abdulla 0, Dubouzete 0, Ignacio 0, Ocangcas 0, Timbancaya 0, Tulabut 0. UPIS 70 - Torres 28, Torculas 17, Canillas 7, Dimaculangan 6, Gomez de Liaño 6, Armamento 3, Lopez 3, Avinado 0, Cordero 0. QUARTER SCORES: 22-12, 34-30, 59-54, 81-70 THIRD GAME ATENEO 78 - Ladimo 21, Lopez 13, Lazaro 11, De Ayre 8, Padrigao 8, Salvador, G. 5, Espinosa 4, Corral 2, Felix 2, Rubiato 2, Salvador, M. 2, Diaz 0, Jaymalin 0, Nieto 0, Pangilinan 0, Santos 0. UE 54 - Austria 16, Marasigan 8, Cabili 7, Montecastro 7, Caliwag 6, Peralta 6, Castillo 2, Pelipel 2, Cruz 0, Mara 0, Montecalvo 0, San Juan 0, Serrano 0, Tan. QUARTER SCORES: 17-18, 47-24, 66-36, 78-54 FOURTH GAME NU 77 - Abadiano 18, Fortea 13, Quiambao 12, Tamayo 12, Felicilda 11, Alarcon 5, Tulabut 4, Enriquez 2, Mailim 0, Torres 0. UST 66 - Montemayor 20, Escoto 14, Lina 14, Cortez 10, Calivozo 4, Buagrin 2, Villarez 2, Ascutia 0, Javier 0, Maliwat 0, Oliva 0. QUARTER SCORES: 14-8, 34-29, 59-46, 77-66. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 29th, 2020

Ateneo, UST, Adamson out to boost bids for UAAP 82 playoffs

Games on Wednesday at Blue Eagle Gym 9:00 a.m. - FEU-Diliman vs DLSZ 11:00 a.m. - Adamson vs UPIS 1:00 p.m. - UE vs Ateneo 3:00 p.m. - NU vs UST The top two seeds in the UAAP 82 Boys Basketball Tournament are set, but the other two playoff berths are far from settled. Ateneo de Manila High School, University of Sto. Tomas, and Adamson High School all try to come closer to those slots when they take on separate foes, Wednesday at the Blue Eagle Gym in Katipunan, Quezon City. At 1:00 p.m., the Blue Eaglets try for back-to-back wins against University of the East to improve on their 6-5 record. Sporting the same slate and out for a bounce back win are the Tiger Cubs who have a tall task ahead of them at 3:00 p.m. in the form of undefeated defending champion Nazareth School of National University. The fifth-running and 5-5 Baby Falcons are then out to put pressure on the other two teams by taking care of business against winless the University of the Philippines Integrated School at 11:00 a.m. The day's other game at 9:00 a.m. will feature Far Eastern University-Diliman, already armed with a playoff incentive, matched up opposite De La Salle Zobel. The afternoon 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 as well as livestream while the morning matches will be on streaming......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 28th, 2020

Bullpups stay spotless, Baby Tams still streaking in UAAP 82

STANDINGS Bullpups 5-0 Baby Tamaraws 4-1 Baby Falcons 3-2 Blue Eaglets 3-2 Tiger Cubs 2-3 Jr. Archers 2-3 Jr. Warriors 1-4 Jr. Maroons 0-5 Nazareth School of National University went all-out to make sure it didn’t suffer the same fate that befell new-age rival Ateneo de Manila High School in the continuing UAAP 82 Boys’ Basketball Tournament. With Kevin Quiambao towering above all and everybody else taking care of their own business, the Bullpups made quick work of University of the East, 91-49, Wednesday at Paco Arena. Quiambao was a force with a 15-point, 15-rebound double-double while Ernest Felicilda and Reyland Torres also added 12 and 11 markers, respectively, to make sure the Bullpups stayed away from the upset ax. Just four days ago, the Jr. Warriors pulled the rug from under the favored Blue Eaglets. There was no such thing happening to National U as Carl Tamayo and Terrence Fortea didn’t even have to do much with all 16 players fielded in by head coach Goldwin Monteverde contributing in the scoring column. Still, coach Gold saw much room for improvement at the other end. “Okay naman shooting namin, but yung defense namin, wala pa dun,” he said. That defense actually suffocated the Jr. Warriors to just 26 percent shooting from the field and yet, the softspoken shot-caller wants much more from his wards moving forward from their 5-0 start to the season. Right behind the Bullpups in the standings is Far Eastern University-Diliman which charged through very game University of Sto. Tomas, 80-73. Penny Estacio stuffed the stat sheet with 21 points, five assists, five steals, and four rebounds while backcourt partner Jorick Bautista had his own 19 markers, six dimes, five boards, and two pilfers. With those two at the controls, the Baby Tamaraws ran circles around their opponents for a 28-6 edge in transition en route to their fourth win in a row following a season-opening loss. Bouncing back onto the win column is Ateneo de Manila High School courtesy of a 99-70 rout of the University of the Philippines Integrated School. Transferees Lebron Lopez and Josh Lazaro were big in the Blue Eaglets’ bounce back to 3-2 with the former finishing with 20 points, three rebounds, and three blocks and the latter ending with 17 markers and 13 boards. In the day’s other game, Adamson High School dropped a 32-point hammer on De La Salle Zobel, 89-57. Marcus Nitura busted out with 21 points to lead the Baby Falcons to back-to-back wins and a 3-2 standing. The Tiger Cubs, who suffered a second straight setback to fall to 2-3, were paced by Jacob Cortez who had 23 points while the Jr. Archers, sporting the same slate, were paced by Kean Baclaan and John Dalisay who had nine markers apiece. Meanwhile, Jericho Montecalvo had 14 markers to front the effort for UE even though they dropped down to 1-4 and Ray Torres showed the way for UPIS with 21 markers even though they remained winless in five games. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME FEU-DILIMAN 80 - Estacio 21, Bautista 19, Sleat 15, Bagunu 7, Remogat 6, Anonuevo 5, Padrones 4, Pasaol 3, Buenaventura 0, Libago 0, Mantua 0, Saldua 0 UST 73 - Cortez 23, Villarez 14, Salazar 13, Escoto 7, Montemayor 6, Bugarin 4, Oliva 4, Maliwat 2, Bautista 0, Biag 0, Calivozo 0, Jalbuena 0, Lina 0 QUARTER SCORES: 21-19, 46-37, 65-59, 80-73 SECOND GAME NU 91 - Quiambao 15, Felicilda 12, Torres 10, Alarcon 9, Abadiano 8, Fortea 8, Laure 6, Abiera 4, Tamayo 4, Mailim 3, Songcuya 3, Duremdes 2, Enriquez 2, Lantaya 2, Tulabut 2, Buensalida 1 UE 49 - Montecalvo 14, Austria 8, San Juan 6, Mara 5, Marasigan 5, Cabili 3, Maximo 3, Cruz 2, Serrano 2, Peralta 1, Caliwag 0, Castillo 0, Montecastro 0, Ortiz 0, Pelipel 0, Tan 0 QUARTER SCORES: 32-16, 53-25, 77-38, 91-49 THIRD GAME ATENEO 99 - Lopez 20, Lazaro 17, De Ayre 16, Padrigao 11, Jaymalin 7, Ladimo 7, Espinosa, Nieto 4, Pangilinan 4, Salvador M 4, Felix 2, Salvador G 2, Corral 0, Diaz 0, Rubiato 0, Santos 0 UPIS 70 - Torres 21, Gomez de Liano 18, Dinaculangan 17, Torculas 8, Canillas 3, Jacob 2, Napalang 1, Armamento 0, Avinado 0, Lopez 0 QUARTER SCORES: 24-17, 46-27, 70-53, 99-70 FOURTH GAME ADAMSON 89 - Nitura 21, Dominguez 10, Hanapi 10, Quinal 10, Abdulla 8, Erolon 8, Figueroa 7, Barcelona 4, Ignacio 4, Tulabut 4, Gonzaga 2, Timbancaya 1, Cosal 0, DLSZ 57 - Baclaan 9, Dalisay 9, Quimado 7, Tupas 7, Villarin 6, Milan 4, Del Mundo 3, Sevilla 3, Unisa 3, Luna 2, Macasaet 2, Omer 2, Cudiamat 0, Lawrence 0, Reyes 0 QUARTER SCORES: 16-18, 32-30, 65-46, 89-57 —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 27th, 2019

UAAP 82: Ateneo captain Mike Nieto: 14-0 doesn t mean a thing without a ring

Ateneo de Manila University has dominated the recent history of the UAAP Men's Basketball Tournament - having won seven of the last 11 championships. The Blue Eagles, however, have yet to sweep the season. The three-peat seeking titlists have a golden opportunity to do just that in Season 82 as they just need two more wins at the expense of dangerous University of Sto. Tomas. "Ang sarap. Ang sarap sa feeling," team captain Mike Nieto said right after they completed a clean sweep of the elimination round last October 30. "Actually, ngayon lang namin nalamang (school) history pala. Akala namin, may nakagawa na before." Make no mistake, though, even with a two-week layoff, Ateneo remains determined. "We're just blessed, but the mission isn't done yet. 14-0 doesn't mean a thing without a ring so we're just hungry for more," Nieto said. After all, the Nietos know a thing or two about falling short of a season sweep. "Of course, it's a fact that we lost Game 1 when we were in high school so ayaw naming maulit yun," twin Matt said. "We're more experienced now than we were in high school so we're gonna learn from those mistakes before." Back in their last season as Blue Eaglets in 2015, the Nieto twins, alongside Gian Mamuyac, Jolo Mendoza, and Shaun Ildefonso, won all of their games in the elimination round. Come Game 1 of the Finals, though, they fell victim to a determined Philip Manalang and Nazareth School of National University. Ultimately, Ateneo's Jrs. team still hoisted the trophy, but fell short of a season sweep. Three years later, it was déjà vu - only this time it happened to SJ Belangel, Jason Credo, Dave Ildefonso, Joaqui Manuel, and Kai Sotto. That fearsome five led the Blue Eaglets to another 14-0 run in the elimination round and then proceeded to win the first game of the championship round. Migs Oczon caught fire in Game 2, however, and claimed it for the Bullpups. Again, Ateneo prevailed in Game 3, but again, fell short of a season sweep. Now, Belangel and Credo are part of a Srs. squad trying to make history - and for the former, complacency is the no. 1 enemy. "Yung complacency, iiwasan talaga dapat yun kasi yun nga, nung Jrs., yun yung natutunan namin e," he shared. "Nung natalo kami, nandun pa si Coach Tab [Baldwin] so sabi niya nung practice kinabukasan, hindi kami naglaro as a team at masyadong relaxed. So nung Game 3, talagang nag-bounce back kami." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 16th, 2019

FEU out to push Adamson to brink of elimination in UAAP 82

Games on Wednesday at Araneta Coliseum 10:30 a.m. - NU vs UP 12:30 p.m. - Adamson vs FEU 4:00 p.m. - La Salle vs UST Far Eastern University and Adamson University are trending in different directions now in the stretch run of the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament. The Tamaraws are seeking back-to-back wins while the Soaring Falcons are seeking a bounce back win, Wednesday at Araneta Coliseum. FEU (6-6) is planning to continue its recent run of winning four of the last six even as Adamson (4-7) is planning to close its recent run of losing six of the last eight 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, iWant and livestream with replays on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86 and LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183. Meanwhile, the University of the Philippines is wary of upset-conscious National University at 10:30 a.m. while University of Sto. Tomas and De La Salle University clash in a crucial contest at 4:00 p.m......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2019

UAAP 82: UST, FEU clinch semis twice-to-beat advantage

Back-to-back title seeking University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University secured the twice-to-beat incentives in the men's Final Four after topping their respective opponents Sunday in the UAAP Season 82 beach volleyball tournament at Sands SM By The Bay. Jaron Requinton and Rancel Varga of the Tiger Spikers prevailed over De La Salle's Vince Maglinao and Ian Jumandos, 21-9, 21-12, while Jude Garcia and Kevin Hadlocon of the Tamaraws bested UE's Jake Abria and Lloyd Josafat, 21-12, 21-13. Undefeated in six matches, UST and FEU clash in a rematch of last year's Finals at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday. The winner will claim the No. 1 ranking in the semifinals, while the loser will settle for No. 2. “Mas pukpok po yung training namin kasi yun nga po, defending champion po kami kaya hindi easy-easy,” said Requinton. Unlike in the previous seasons, the team that sweeps the seven-match elims will not gain an outright passage to the title round. NU and Adamson University, meanwhile, claimed the remaining two semis slots after posting straight-set wins. James Natividad and James Buytrago powered the Bulldogs to their third straight win and the fourth overall in six matches while eliminating University of the Philippines' Niccolo Consuelo and Louis Gamban in the process with a 21-16, 21-12 decision. The Falcons' Leo Miranda and Jesus Valdez also improved to 4-2 following a 21-12, 21-19 conquest Ateneo's Abai Llenos and Kurt Aguilar. The Fighting Maroons fell to their third successive defeat and the fourth overall in six matches. The Green Spikers and the Red Warriors dropped to 1-5, while the Blue Eagles go down at 0-6......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 29th, 2019

UAAP 82: Tigers claw back-to-back wins in beach volleyball

University of Sto. Tomas began its back-to-back men's title bid with two victories in the UAAP Season 82 Men’s Beach Volleyball Tournament Sunday at Sands SM By The Bay. Last year's Rookie of the Year winner Jaron Requinton and Rancel Varga edged National University's James Natividad and James Buytrago, 21-15, 18-21, 16-14, in a thrilling opener, before returning in the afternoon session with a 21-10, 21-18 conquest of University of the East's Jake Abria and Lloyd Josafat. Requinton, who was paired with Krung Arbasto in last season's championship run, are trying to connect well with Varga as the season progresses. "Konting kilala pa po sa isa't isa. First time ko siyang partner kasi usually si Efraim Dimaculangan ang partner. Konting adjustment sa pa sa court," said Requinton. Far Eastern University's Jude Garcia and Kevin Hadlocon posted the lone straight set win in the men's morning session, as the last year's runners-up overcame a flat start to defeat Adamson University's Leo Miranda and Jesus Valdez, 21-17, 21-13, before dodging a bullet in afternoon, nipping University of the Philippines' Niccolo Consuelo and rookie Louis Gamban, 21-13, 15-21, 15-12. The Tamaraws joined the Growling Tigers on top at 2-0. NU rebounded from the season-opening loss to UST with a 21-17, 22-20 victory over Ateneo's Abai Llenos and Kurt Aguilar, while Adamson University's Miranda and Valdez also evened their record to 1-1 following a 21-13, 18-21, 15-7 decision over De La Salle's Vince Maglinao and Ian Jumandos. In other morning matches that also went into distance, UE's Abria and Josafat nipped Ateneo's Llenos and Aguilar, 21-11, 12-21, 15-11, while UP's Consuelo and Gamban outlasted De La Salle's Maglinao and Jumandos, 21-18, 14-21, 15-13......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2019

Adamson out to add to La Salle s misery in UAAP 82

Games on Saturday at Ynares Center 2:00 p.m. - UE vs UP 4:00 p.m. - La Salle vs Adamson Adamson University went on a furious fightback to get back on track in the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament. Now, the Soaring Falcons want nothing more than to go streaking at the expense of struggling De La Salle University, Saturday at Antipolo's Ynares Center. The San Marcelino-based squad, who is tied with UST in third place at 3-2, shoots for back-to-back wins even as the 1-3 Green Archers shoot for a bounce back win starting 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, the University of the Philippines guns for a third win in a row against University of the East at 2:00 p.m......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 20th, 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