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AMA denies EAC comeback for 1st win; Gamboa-St Clare bombs JRU

MANILA, Philippines – The 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup returned for a double-header at the JCSGO Gym in Cubao, Monday, February 12.  First Game: AMA vs EAC AMA Online Education started the day by stopping a 28-point comeback by the winless Batangas EAC Generals and escaping with their first win of ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerFeb 12th, 2018

Ilagan’s clutch rally completes Che’Lu comeback vs Gamboa to qualify for semis

MANILA, Philippines – The twice-to-beat Che’lu San Sebastian College Revellers staged an 80-72 comeback victory to eliminate the 5th-seeded Gamboa-St. Clare Coffee Lovers at the kick-off of the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup playoffs on Tuesday, April 10. With the win, Che’lu now moves on to face the first-seeded Akari-Adamson Falcons, who ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Marinerong Pilipino drowns Gamboa, CEU denies Wangs-Letran in D-League

The 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup moves on to the home stretch with two more playoff preview matches at the JCSGO Gym in Cubao on Tuesday, March 20. First Game: Marinerong Pilipino vs Gamboa-St. Clare The first contest was a titanic clash between Marinerong Pilipino and Gamboa-St. Clare, where the smooth-sailing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Aris Dionisio powers Gamboa in comeback win over Perpetual

MANILA, Philippines – The Gamboa-St. Clare Coffee Lovers earned a much-needed win over the University of Perpetual Help Altas, 78-73, in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup at the JCSGO Gym, Monday, February 26. Aris Dionisio was stellar on both ends of the court, tallying a game-high 21 points, 6 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Canada denies Ateneo Blue Eagles comeback

MANILA, Philippines – Team Canada denied a spirited comeback by the Ateneo-Philippines Blue Eagles, 86-78, to remain undefeated in 3 games at the 40th William Jones Cup in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Tuesday, July 17. Veteran forward Mike Nieto sank home a corner trey off a crucial 7-0 run to slice a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Viernes reunites with coach Tiu at Che’Lu, this time as the team’s veteran

Jeff Viernes and coach Stevenson Tiu have come a long way. The player-coach tandem has always made waves wherever they took their act and has always positioned themselves among the contenders in the numerous leagues they joined under the banner of Jumbo Plastic. Once again, they rekindled that old flame after Viernes joined Tiu in Che'Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian. It wasn't surprising that the shifty guard easily adjusted to the Revellers in his first game with the team and poured 22 points, five rebounds, and five assiststo lead them to 80-72 win over Gamboa-St. Clare to advance to the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup semifinals. "There's not much difference as to how ...Keep on reading: Viernes reunites with coach Tiu at Che’Lu, this time as the team’s veteran.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Chris Bitoon carries Coffee Lovers to fifth-seed

Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare snagged the five-seed in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup playoffs, eviscerating AMA Online Education by 46, 136-90, on Thursday Pasig's Ynares Arena. Chris Bitoon quickly made his presence felt, unfurling 21 of his 31 points in the first half as the Coffee Lovers slowly established the 60-45 advantage. Trevis Jackson joined in the party, missing out on a triple-double after pouring 26 markers, 10 assists, and nine boards. Aris Dionisio also added 13 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks while Raymond Rubio and CJ Catura both had 11. “Maganda ito para sa amin. Ready lang kami kasi alam namin na mabigat ang kalaban sa quarters,” said coach Jinino Manansala. Gamboa-St. Clare actually forced a three-way tie for the fourth spot at 7-4, but will take the fifth-seed due to an inferior quotient to Che’Lu-San Sebastian College-Recoletos. The two teams will meet in the quarterfinals starting Tuesday, with the Revellers owning the twice-to-beat bonus. The Coffee Lovers made the most of their final elimination game as they went on a 49-percent shooting and outrebounded the Titans, 63-49. Kent Lao scored 26 points, on top of two rebounds and two assists. He was supported by Andre Paras’ double-double effort of 17 markers and 13 boards in the AMA defeat. The Titans closed out the conference with a 1-10 record and a seven-game losing skid. BOX SCORES GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 136 — Bitoon 31, Jackson 26, Dionisio 13, Catura 11, Rubio 13, Hallare 9, Decano 8, Penaredondo 8, Jumaquio 6, Pare 5, Alcober 4, Fontanilla 4. AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 90 — Lao 21, Paras 17, J. Escalambre 13, C. Escalambre 11, Quijano 9, Velasquez 6, Antonares 5, Carpio 4, Andaya 2, Garcia 2. QUARTER SCORES: 25-27, 60-45, 97-70, 136-90......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Gamboa-St. Clare eliminates Wangs-Letran from contention in crucial D-League matchup

MANILA, Philippines – In arguably the most important D-League match of the season, the Gamboa-St. Clare Coffee Lovers eliminated the Wangs-Letran Couriers, 87-76, at the Ynares Sports Arena on Tuesday, March 27. By way of the Gamboa win, the Zark’s-LPU Jawbreakers also clinched the final playoff spot. Even if Letran wins ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

D-League: Gamboa-St. Clare clinches QF spot, downs Wangs-Letran

Chris Bitoon came to Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare's rescue late in its 87-76 victory over Wangs Basketball-Letran to clinch a spot in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. With the Couriers pulling within one, 75-74, in the last 3:46, Bitoon accounted for five of the Coffee Lovers' decisive 7-0 spurt late to ultimately douse the rally and propel his side onto the next round. Bitoon finished with 22 points, four assists, and three rebounds as he proved to be the perfect complement for Trevis Jackson, who once again shone with 29 markers, five boards, and three dimes. Mohammed Pare nabbed a double-double of 12 points, 12 rebounds, and two...Keep on reading: D-League: Gamboa-St. Clare clinches QF spot, downs Wangs-Letran.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Ebondo-less CEU rallies by Wangs-Letran

Judel Fuentes emerged as the hero for Centro Escolar University as it knocked off Wangs Basketball-Colegio de San Juan de Letran, 79-75, in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Tuesday at the JCSGO Gym in Quezon City. Keanu Caballero found an open Fuentes on the left corner as the forward drained the go-ahead three with 2.9 seconds remaining to give the Scorpions a 78-75 lead to douse the fightback from the Couriers. Bong Quinto then turned the ball over on his inbound pass on the other end before Caballero put the icing on the cake with a split from the charity stripe. “Ang sabi ko lang kay Keanu, create. When you drive, look for the open man and exactly in the right timing, na-open si Judel,” said coach Yong Garcia. Orlan Wamar topscored for CEU 26 points as he shot 8-of-18 from downtown, including the game-tying triple in the last 1:27 to tie the game at 75. Mishaal Veron contributed 13 markers and eight rebounds while Oliver Arim had 13 points, six boards, and two assists as the Scorpions weathered the absence of Congolese big man Rod Ebondo who is still nursing a back injury. “I challenged my players. Sabi ko sa kanila, this is your time to step up and time to shine. Masaya naman ako na nagrespond sila,” said Garcia. CEU kept itself composed in the end game despite losing an early 17-point lead, 36-19, early in the second period. The Scorpions once again seized solo top spot at 8-2, moving a win away from clinching an outright semifinals berth. Jerrick Balanza poured 25 points on a 10-of-14 shooting from the field for Wangs Basketball-Letran, and Quinto got 16 markers and 14 boards in the defeat. The Couriers dropped to a three-way tie for fifth place at 5-4 with Gamboa-St. Clare and Zark’s-Lyceum. BOX SCORES CEU 79 — Wamar 26, Arim 13, Veron 13, Manlangit 7, Guinitaran 6, Caballero 5, Fuentes 5, Cruz 4, Aquino 0, Chan 0, Opiso 0, Saber 0, Uri 0. WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 75 — Balanza 25, Quinto 16, Muyang 13, Calvo 9, Ambohot 4, Fajarito 4, Publico 4, Balagasay 0, Batiller 0, Mandreza 0, Taladua 0, Yu 0. QUARTER SCORES: 26-12, 45-32, 59-59, 79-75......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Marinerong Pilipino routs Gamboa-St. Clare, gets share of D-League lead

  Marinerong Pilipino booked its ticket to the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup playoffs after steamrolling Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare, 99-83, Tuesday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao. Billy Robles anchored the charge as he fired 13 of his 19 points in the first half to help the Skippers coast to their sixth straight win. Alvin Pasaol added 12 markers and nine rebounds, while Rian Ayonayon got 11 points, five boards, and two assists. Vince Tolentino also contributed 11 markers, two rebounds, and two dimes for Marinerong Pilipino, which forced a three-way logjam for the pole position at 7-2 with CEU and Akari-Adamson. "We're on a roll and we want to keep on rolling going to ...Keep on reading: Marinerong Pilipino routs Gamboa-St. Clare, gets share of D-League lead.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Gamboa, Adamson triumph

Games Monday: (JCSGO Gym) 12 noon -- UPHSD vs. AMA 2 p.m. -- Go for Gold vs. Zark’s GAMBOA Coffee Mix-St. Clare stunned Centro Escolar University, 100-83, while Akari-Adamson fashioned out a 90-71 rout of Wang’s Ballclub-Letran that muddled up the race for the two outright semifinals berths yesterday in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Gamboa downs Ebondo-less CEU; Adamson drubs Letran in D-League playoff previews

MANILA, Philippines – The PBA D-League fans in the Ynares Sports Arena got an early sneak peek of possible playoff showdowns in the 2018 Aspirants Cup with a top-tier double-header on Thursday, March 15. Hot on the heels of their thrilling overtime win against Zark’s-LPU, the Gamboa-St. Clare Coffee Lovers made ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

GamboaA, Wang’s score

Games today: (JCSGO Gym) 2 p.m. -- Akari vs. CEU 4 p.m. -- Che’Lu vs. Zark’s GAMBOA Coffee Mix-St. Clare rallied from a 12-point hole in the payoff period to beat University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, 78-73, and rediscover its winning ways in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup yesterday….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Dionisio rallies Coffee Lovers past Altas

Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare pulled the rug under University of Perpetual Help to escape with a 78-73 victory on Monday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at the JCSGO Gym in Quezon City. Aris Dionisio scattered 21 points, 11 of which coming in the fourth quarter fightback from the Coffee Lovers as they chipped away the Altas’ 12-point lead, 61-49, early in the payoff period. He also got eight rebounds, six blocks, and four steals in the all-around performance for Gamboa-St. Clare. Dionisio commandeered the telling 17-4 blast to grab a 66-65 lead in the final 4:54 before the rest of his teammates followed suit to steer the Coffee Lovers to their third win in four games. “Nakapag-adjust kami sa depensa. We played our matchups at in-adjust namin yung depensa sa pick-and-roll kaya ang dami naming steals,” remarked coach Jinino Manansala, whose crew swiped the ball 13 times which turned to 27 turnover points. Mohammed Pare also recorded a double-double with his 16 markers and 10 boards, Trevis Jackson had 11 points, five rebounds, and three assists, and Chris Bitoon got 10 markers, five boards, and six dimes. Gamboa-St. Clare rose to sixth place with its 3-2 card while Perpetual fell to ninth at 2-3. Rey Anthony Peralta unloaded 17 points and four rebounds for the Altas while John Rey Villanueva had 13 markers and three boards in the defeat. BOX SCORES GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 78 — Dionisio 21, Pare 16, Jackson 11, Bitoon 10, Ambuludto 7, Rebugio 6, Hallare 5, Acuno 2, Alcober 0, Fontanilla 0, Rubio 0. PERPETUAL 73 — Peralta 17, Villanueva 13, Charcos 12, Aurin 11, Eze 11, Coronel 6, Pido 3, Mangalino 0, Precillas 0, Tiburcio 0. QUARTER SCORES: 12-21, 31-41, 49-57, 78-73......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

D-League: Coffee Lovers, Altas in big duel

Games today: (JCSGO Gym) 2 p.m. – Gamboa vs UPHSD 4 p.m. – JRU vs Wang’s GAMBOA Coffee Mix-St. Clare and University of Perpetual Help System Dalta square off today in a crucial PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup clash at the JCSGO Gym. Tied with Wang’s Ballclub-Letran at seventh to ninth….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018

Akari-Adamson soars to third win in a row

Akari-Adamson University did just enough to stave off Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare, 92-85, for its third consecutive victory in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Thursday at Pasig's Ynares Arena. Jerrick Ahanmisi paced the Falcons with 18 points on a 2-of-5 clip from downtown, on top of six assists and three rebounds, while Cameroonian big man Papi Sarr hauled down 16 markers and eight boards. Sean Manganti also added 13 points, five rebounds, and four assists while Jerie Pingoy had 11 markers, four boards, and four dimes in the conquest. “I don’t think na ang kalaban namin is St. Clare. Ang kalaban namin si (Trevis) Jackson,” remarked coach Franz Pumaren as Akari-Adamson had to weather a late flurry from Gamboa-St. Clare courtesy of the Filipino-American guard who unloaded 12 of his 29 points in the fourth period. The Falcons couldn’t stop Jackson on the defensive end as he kept the Coffee Lovers in the game and helped his side fight back from a 10-point deficit with 2:41 remaining. Gamboa-St. Clare cut the deficit dow to just four, 85-89, before Manganti and Sarr made huge baskets to put the game away for good. “Right now, I’m still struggling to find the right combinations. I think we’re the only team who are using all of our players from the bench, but again, we’re here to develop our players,” said Pumaren. Akari-Adamson improved to 4-1, while Gamboa-St. Clare fell to 2-2 in the standings. Aris Dionisio chimed in 17 markers and 12 rebounds for the Coffee Lovers, but their efforts were spoiled by their 29 turnovers in the game. BOX SCORES AKARI-ADAMSON 92 — Ahanmisi 18, Sarr 16, Manganti 13, Pingoy 11, Espeleta 10, Camacho 8, Mojica 5, Lastimosa 4, Bernardo 2, Hill 2, Macion 2, Catapusan 1, Buenaventura 0. GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 85 — Jackson 29, Dionisio 17, Hallare 12, Bitoon 10, Rebugio 8, Acuno 4, Pare 3, Rubio 2, Ambuludto 0. QUARTER SCORES: 23-16, 42-43, 70-62, 92-85......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Akari, Che’Lu prevail

AKARI-Adamson drew another huge game from Jerrick Ahanmisi to stave off Gamboa-St. Clare University, 92-85, and gain a piece of second place in the PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup yesterday at the Ynares Sports Arena. Ahanmisi came through with 18 points, six assists and three rebounds, as the Falcons were able….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Akari, JRU favored

Games today (Ynares Sports Arena) 2 p.m. -- Gamboa vs. Akari 4 p.m. -- Che’Lu vs. JRU AKARI-Adamson tries to join Zark’s Burgers-Lyceum of the Philippines University in second place as it plays Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare today in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena. Tip….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Titans back in the groove

Games today (JCSGO Gym) 2 p.m. -- Go For Gold vs. UPHSD 4 p.m. -- Che’Lu vs. Akari GAMBOA Coffee Mix-St. Clare gains a piece of third place, AMA Online Education finally entered the win column, while Mila’s Lechon has disbanded after four games in a busy PBA D-League Aspirants’….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

Coffee Lovers picked

Games today: (JCSGO Gym) 2 p.m. -- AMA vs. Batangas 4 p.m. -- Gamboa vs. JRU GAMBOA Coffee Mix-St. Clare eyes to stretch its winning run to three as it plays Jose Rizal University today in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at the JCSGO Gym. Veteran Aris Dionisio and Fil-Am….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018