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CSB tops FEU for Filoil Group B lead

The Blazers showed great composure and a mania for execution as they outplayed and outhustled FEU throughout the game......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarMay 15th, 2018

Undefeated Eagles eye solo lead vs Cardinals

Ateneo and Mapua stake their immaculate records when they clash on Tuesday in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup in San Juan. The Eagles will zoom to solo Group A lead and past rivals La Salle Arche.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Tamaraws aim to pull away today

Far Eastern University (FEU) seeks to extend its lead in Group B when it battles the winless Jose Rizal University (JRU) in the 12th FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup today at the FilOil Flying V Cente.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Eagles fly high for No. 4 vs UE 5

Ateneo chalked up its fourth straight victory with an 83-61 rout of University of the East as it wrested the solo lead in Group A of the 12th Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup at the Filoil Flying V Center yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

San Beda dismantles Gilas Cadets in 21-point blowout

San Beda University ripped apart a disorganized Gilas Cadets side with a punishing 91-70 blowout win Sunday to bounce back from a previous setback in Group A of the 12th FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Red Lions bared their teeth right from the get-go to bury the Asian Games-bound national team early and cruised to their second win in three outings. “My boys played today. I challenged them today that the character of the team will be tested, on how we will comeback after that loss against Ateneo,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez, whose wards played their last game before flying to Miami, Florida next week for their US training. James Canlas led the Red Lions, who will back in the tournament on June 1 against University of the Philippines, with 16 points while Jeramer Cabanag had 15. Donald Tankoua finished with a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds while Javee Mocon had eight markers and 10 boards for San Beda.          The Red Lions ballooned their lead to 78-47 off a fastbreak layup from Calvin Oftana with 6:28 left in the game. Gilas tried to mount a rally that came a little too late, bringing their deficit down to 80-62 with 4:01 left off a Ricci Rivero slam dunk. But San Beda answered with a couple of baskets to quell the run and walk away with a morale-boosting win. National University Bullpup Carl Tamayo spearheaded the Gilas Cadets with 13 points while Kobe Paras and JJ Alejandro chipped in with 11 markers each.   Box scores: San Beda (91) – Canlas 16, Cabanag 15, Tankoua 13, Mocon 8, Soberano 8, Oftana 7, Carino 5, Tongco 5, Presbitero 4, Eugene 4, Abuda 2, Cuntapay 2, Mocon Ju 2, Bahio 0, Burri 0, Abadeza 0. Gilas  (70) – Tamayo 13, Paras 11, Alejandro 11, Rivero Ri 9, Tolentino Ar 7, Ambohot 7, Tuffin 4, Gozum 4, Tratter 2, Desiderio 2, Gomez de Liano Ju 0, Rivero Pr 0, Tolentino Vi 0.   Quarter scores: 20-15; 45-30; 67-43; 91-70.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Filoil Pre-season Cup: Ateneo holds off San Beda in battle of collegiate champs

UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles survived a late run by NCAA titleholders San Beda Red Lions, 69-68 to remain unscathed in the 12th Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.  The Blue Eagles were up five points with 15.8 ticks remaining, 69-64, before AC Soberano launched and swished a corner triple which cut the lead to two, 67-69. Ateneo then turned the ball over, as San Beda fed the rock in the hands of their shooter Soberano, drove to the basket and got fouled inside with 10.2 left. However, Soberano missed the game-tying free throw, but the boys fro  Mendiola were able to get the ball back. Red Lion James Canlas got trapped in the corner, but passed it to the open Jayvee Mocon for the one-handed push shot, but missed it.  NCAA Season 93 Finals MVP Donald Tankoua got the rebound, but was not able to hit inside as Ateneo earns their second win in as many tries. San Beda meanwhile fell to an even 1-1 slate.  Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin clearly was not satisfied with the UAAP champion's effort, as they were sloppy throughout the contest, turning the ball over 20 times. "Well, it's only two games in but I'm kind of disappointed. Again, we are not worried about wins but our composure was poor. I think we reacted too slowly. San Beda was prepared for us and I understand that because their season is about to begin," the former Gilas Pilipinas head coach said after the game. Baldwin also ripped through his team's lackadaisical approach in the first quarter, ending up tied with their opponents at 11-apiece at the conclusion of the first ten minutes. "We played selfish in the first quarter. I think we were affected by the TV cameras. Cameras are good but we didn't do well. I'm very disappointed right now." Isaac Go was the highest scorer for Ateneo with 14 points, while new import Angelo Kouame tallied 12 points and 12 rebounds. Thirdy Ravena meanwhile recorded nine markers and 10 caroms.  Mocon led San Beda's offense with 17 points, and six rebounds, while Tankoua added 13 markers and 13 boards.  In the first game of the day, the LPU Pirates notched their first win in Group B, as they thrashed the JRU Heavy Bombers, 90-69. Four Pirates finished in double-figures, with Casper Pericas leading the way with 16 markers. Yancy Remulla tallied 15. Jarvy Ramos paced the Heavy Bombers with 12 points. In the second game, Arellano, also of Group B, got their first win at the expense of the San Sebastian Stags, 68-61.  Michael Canete scored 12 points in 31 minutes of action, while Levi Dela Cruz added 9 markers. Arjan Dela Cruz topscored for the Stags with 17 points.   THE SCORES: 1st Game: LPU (90) -- Pericas 16, Remulla 15, Pretta 11, Guinto 11, Mahinay 8, Liwag 8, Ibanes 7, Garing 6, Salo 6, Barbero 3. JRU (69) -- Ramos 12, Mendoza 9, Steinl 9, Estrella 7, Dela Virgen 7, Silvarez 6, Dulalia 6, De Guzman 5, Bordon 3, Butcon 3, Dela Rosa 2, Serafica 0, Ocay 0, Yu, 0. 2nd Game: AU (68) -- Canete 12, Dela Cruz 9, Concepcion 9, Dela Tore 8, Meca 6, Villoria 4, Alcoriza 4, Alban 3, Dumagan 3, Ongolo Ongolo 2, Cahigas 2, Codinera 1, Abanes 0, Sacramento 0, Chavez 0, Taywan 0, Camacho 0. SSC-R (61) -- Dela Cruz 17, Mercado 10, Sumoda 8, Villapando 7, Calma 6, Baytan 5, Cossari 3, Valdez 2, Baetiong 1, Calahat 0, Isidro 0, Risma 0, Abella 0. 3rd Game: ADMU 69 - Go 14, Kouame 12, Ravena 9, Nieto Mi. 8, Nieto Ma. 7, Navarro 6, Credo 6, Asistio 3, Mamuyac 32, Maagdenberg 2, Belangal 0, Mallillin 0. SBU 68 - Mocon Ja. 17, Tankoua 13, Soberano 7, Doliguez 6, Nelle 4, Oftana 4, Toba 4, Cuntapay 4, Bahio 4, Carino 3, Canlas 2, Tongco 0, Abadeza 0, Cabanag 0, Mocon Ju. 0. --   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Clutch Cardinals send UP to 0-2 start in Filoil Preseason

Mapua University could only be better than it was a season ago – and it’s already showing that in the start of the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup. Riding the hot hands of Laurenz Victoria early and going on the guts of Exe Biteng and Eric Jabel late, the Cardinals pounded on already grounded University of the Philippines, 79-78, on Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Biteng scored 19 points, seven coming in the fourth quarter burst that turned a five-point deficit into a 67-62 edge. The Intramuros-based squad held onto the lead for the remainder of the game, but still saw Juan Gomez de Liano pull the Fighting Maroons to just 73-75 with 27 ticks to go courtesy of back-to-back threes. Biteng and Jabel would close the door on them for good, however, with an escape layup and two free throws, respectively. Jabel wound up with 13 points in his first game in the Seniors while Victoria chipped in 12 markers, five assists, and three rebounds. Mapua also trotted out a formidable frontline with Justin Serrano, Warren Bonifacio, and Christian Bunag combining for 17 points and 19 rebounds. The three also did their part in slowing down State U powerhouse Bright Akhuetie who still had 30 points and 18 rebounds, but muffed on nine of his game-high 22 field goals. Paul Desiderio and Juan GDL added 13 and 12, respectively, but those still proved to be far from enough from preventing their second straight setback to start the preseason tournament. Meanwhile, Far Eastern University is first to light up the leaderboard in Group B, after breezing past Arellano University, 74-65. Hubert Cani showed the way with 15 points, including the big baskets the stopped the Chiefs dead in their tracks. Richard Escoto and Brandrey Bienes also added 10 markers, respectively. Mauie Sera Josef paced Arellano with 15 points on top of five rebounds and three assists in the losing effort. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME MAPUA 79 – Biteng 19, Jabel 13, Victoria 12, Serrano 8, Salenga 8, Bonifacio 7, Pelayo 5, Pajarillo 3, Bunag 2, Lugo 2, Aguirre 0, Garcia 0 UP 78 – Akhuetie 30, Desiderio 13, Gomez de Liano Ju 12, Murrell 9, Lim 4, Gozum 4, Manzo 3, Vito 2, Gomez de Liano Ja 1, Jaboneta 0, Dario 0, Longa 0 QUARTER SCORES: 19-15, 35-32, 55-56, 79-78 SECOND GAME FEU 74 — Cani 15, Bienes 10, Escoto 10, Comboy 8, Stockton 7, Eboña 6, Iñigo 4, Tolentino 3, Casino 2, Gonzales 2, Jopia 2, Nunag 2, Tuffin 2, Alas 1, Bayquin 0, Flores 0, Parker 0, Ramirez 0. ARELLANO 65 — Dela Torre 15, Sera Josef 15, Cañete 14, Meca 6, Dela Cruz 5, Chavez 4, Abanes 2, Bayla 2, Sacramento 2, Abdurasad 0, Alban 0, Codiñera 0, Labarda 0, Pineda 0, Segura 0.   QUARTER SCORES: 23-13, 47-24, 61-47, 74-65. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Wednesday Group scores double kill, captures titles in LGR Hoops

WEDNESDAY Group ruled the 38-and-under and novice divisions of the LGR Hoops Season 4 to lead the list of winners in the finals held recently at the Filoil Flying V Arena. Tonton Silva led the way for Wednesday Group’s balance attack, scoring 18 points and completing three steals while powering his team to an 85-76 […] The post Wednesday Group scores double kill, captures titles in LGR Hoops appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Know about illegal drugs and their ill-effects

WHAT’S WITH DRUGS that make the world so deeply concerned about people using them? In the Philippines alone, an estimated four to seven million of its 104 million populations are said to be using prohibited drugs. As a campaign promise, President Rodrigo Duterte has made the crackdown on illegal drugs a centerpiece of his administration — for which he has been chastised from all fronts, in and out of the country. Drug addiction, no doubt, has severely affected society, cutting across all socio-economic echelons and demographics. No one can deny that drug addiction is a societal menace, resulting in countless crimes, financial problems, and broken relationships, both with families and friends. Here’s a glimpse of what the common prohibited drugs are and how they affect the body and mind. According to a primer of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) posted on its website, drugs are chemical substances that affect the normal functioning of the body, either physically and/or psychologically. Not all drugs are illegal, it says. The caffeine in coffee, the nicotine in cigarettes, and alcohol are technically legal drugs. Medicines are pharmaceutical drugs used to treat or prevent illnesses. They are legal, although they could also be abused. The ones people should totally shun are the illegal drugs because they alter a person’s mood, thinking, and behavior. All illegal drugs have immediate physical effects, and they also hinder psychological and emotional development, especially among young people, says the UNODC. Drugs cloud a user’s judgment, making him/her take more risks, for instance having unsafe sex that could lead one to contract sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS. The effects of illegal drugs do not last long. When they wear off, a user gets depressed, lonely and sick, appears confused, sweats a lot, has red eyes, and neglects his/her physical appearance and then comes the irrational craving. The following are the most common prohibited drugs and how they affect their users: Methamphetamine Methamphetamine, also known as Shabu, also goes by the names Crack meth, Ice, Crystal meth, Tik, and Yaba. Methamphetamine belongs to a group of drugs called amphetamine-type stimulants. Like ecstasy, it is manufactured in illegal laboratories and sold in powder, tablet or crystal form. It could be swallowed, sniffed, smoked or injected. The UNODC says meth produces a feeling of physical and mental well-being, euphoria, and exhilaration. Users experience a temporary boost in energy, often perceived to improve their performance of manual or mental tasks, along with delayed hunger and fatigue. At times, they become more aggressive and violent. Over the short term, users tend to lose their appetite, start to breathe faster, and sweat due to increased heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature. Taking in large doses would make users feel restless and irritable and could induce panic attacks. Taking in excessive doses could result in convulsions, seizures, and death from respiratory failure, stroke or heart failure. Long-term use could also lead to malnutrition, weight loss, and psychological dependence and stopping its use results in a long period of sleep, followed by depression. Ecstasy Ecstasy goes around by the names E, Snackies and New Yorkers. The drug, usually made in illegal laboratories, consists of a range of substances that make it dangerous to consume. It comes in the form of tablet, powder or capsule and is usually swallowed, but could also be snorted or injected. Ecstasy increases users’ empathy levels and induces a feeling of closeness to people around them. It makes them feel more sociable and energetic. Short-term use of ecstasy prompts the body to ignore distress signals such as dehydration, dizziness, and exhaustion, and interferes with the body’s ability to regulate temperature. It could also severely damage the liver and kidneys and could cause convulsions and heart failure. In large doses, ecstasy could cause restlessness, anxiety and severe hallucinations. Long-term use damages certain parts of the brain, bringing about serious depression and memory loss. Cannabis Sativa Cannabis is known by many names – Bongo, Ganja, Grass, Pot or Thai sticks. Its most famous name, however, is Marijuana, or Mary Jane. Cannabis, a tobacco-like greenish or brownish substance made of dried flowering tops and leaves of the cannabis plant, is usually smoked, but its resin and oil could also be swallowed or brewed in tea. According to the UNODC, cannabis smoke contains 50 percent more tar than high-tar cigarettes, putting users at an increased risk of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases. After taking cannabis, users feel relaxed and sometimes euphoric, with an intensified sense of sight, smell, taste, and hearing. Short-term use makes them experience increased appetite and pulse rate, and an impaired ability to perform physical and mental tasks, such as driving a car and thinking logically. With large doses, users’ thinking slows down and they become confused and have bouts of anxiety, panic, and psychotic episodes. The UNODC said that regular users of cannabis run the risk of developing psychological dependence to the point that they lose interest in all other activities, such as work and personal relationships. Cocaine Cocaine is known as Crack, Bazooka, Blanche, Cake, Coke or Lady. It is a fine white or off-white powder extracted from the leaves of the coca plant. The UNODC said that on the street, cocaine is diluted with other substances, such as ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), to increase its quantity and produce crack. Cocaine is usually sniffed or injected, while […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

LPU barges into Finals for first time after besting San Beda in 2OT classic

Lyceum of the Philippines University is not yet done making history in the NCAA 93 Men’s Basketball Tournament. And not even defending champion San Beda College can do anything about it – not right now, at least. CJ Perez’s star shone anew, but Mike Nzeusseu proved to be the difference as the Pirates edged out the Red Lions in a double overtime classic, 107-105, on Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Perez tallied 20 points, six rebounds, six assists, and four steals while Nzeusseu posted a humongous double-double effort of 27 points and 21 rebounds to go along with two blocks. “Credit goes to the players. They just didn’t wanna give up,” head coach Topex Robinson said post-game. It was also those two who made good on four of six free throws that turned a two-point deficit with under two minutes remaining to a two-point win. Arnaud Noah and Robert Bolick went back-to-back to grant San Beda a 105-103 lead with 1:29 remaining before Perez’s split from the stripe and Nzeusseu’s 2-of-2 trip at the line gave back the lead to the Intramuros-based squad. “San Beda is a strong team. It’s just a testament of working together as a solid group,” their mentor said. Down by one with 12.7 seconds left, the Red Lions gave the ball to Bolick to make something happen, but his try over the outstretched arms of MJ Ayaay and Nzeusseu only hit the front of the ring. Seconds later, another split from the stripe by Perez sealed the deal in LPU’s gritty win. With the gritty win, LPU completes an elimination round sweep last accomplished by San Beda in 2010. With the gritty win, LPU resets the best start to the season in the history of the oldest collegiate league in the country at 18-0. With the gritty win, LPU automatically advances into the championship round – their first trip there since joining the NCAA in 2011. “It’s still a long way to go. There’s still so much that we have to work on,” Robinson said. Birthday boys Jaycee and Jayvee Marcelino also added a combined 13 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, and four steals. The Pirates were already well on their way to a win with Perez granting them a one-point lead with 1.5 ticks to go in the first overtime. The Red Lions were given a break, however, as a controversial call was assessed on Jaycee Marcelino, sending Bolick to the line. The King Lion missed the first before making the second, sending the game to another extra period. There, Bolick still tried his best to take down the league-leaders, but was thwarted by Perez and Nzeusseu. He wound up with 16 points, five rebounds, and three steals. Donald Tankoua was a force with 34 points, 13 rebounds, and two blocks while Javee Mocon chipped in a 14-point, 14-rebound double-double. All of it still weren’t enough to deny LPU’s shot at history. And now, San Beda will have a longer, tougher road to the Finals. With the rule change, they will no longer have any twice-to-beat advantage in the stepladder playoffs despite ending the elimination round at 16-2. BOX SCORES LPU 107 – Nzeusseu 27, Perez 20, Marcelino JC 9, Caduyac 9, Pretta 8, Santos 8, Ayaay 7, Baltazar 6, Serrano 6, Marcelino JV 4, Ibanez 1 SAN BEDA 105 – Tankoua 34, Bolick 16, Mocon 14, Doliguez 13, Abuda 8, Presbitero 6, Soberano 5, Noah 4, Oftana 3, Cabanag 2, Potts 0, Bahio 0, Adamos 0 QUARTER SCORES: 25-22, 56-46, 70-69, 85-85, 97-97 (1OT), 107-105 (2OT) --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Lady Falcons complete elimination round sweep

Semifinals-bound Adamson University turned back a feisty San Beda College side, 22-25, 25-23, 25-16, 21-25, 15-11, Monday to complete an elimination round sweep in Group A of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Playing without their injured star Jema Galanza, the Lady Falcons found the Lady Red Spikers to be a tough nut to crack, but still survived the challenge brought by the Mendiola-based squad to emerge unscathed after five outings.   Eli Soyud was all-over the stat sheet as she blasted 21 spikes, had three kill blocks and a pair of aces for a 26-point outing while adding 11 digs for the San Marcelino-based squad. Joy Dacoron finished with 15 points, Chiara Permentilla had 12 while Bernadette Flora posted 11 for Adamson, which wreaked havoc at the net with 12 kill blocks including four from senior high Lea-Ann Perez.  Adamson flirted with disaster in the fifth set as the Lady Falcons watched their 7-4 lead evaporate, with San Beda pumping in three unanswered points to tie the frame at 7. The Lady Falcons found second wind to scatter six straight points for a 13-7 lead. The Lady Red Spikers countered with back-to-back points off the Lady Falcons' errors before giving Adamson the match point off a miscue, 14-9. SBC saved two match points before senior high player Chiara Permentilla smashed a match-clinching down the line hit.       The win gave top seed Adamson huge momentum heading into the best-of-three Final Four match against Group A no. 2 squad Far Eastern University on Wednesday. Unbeaten National University and NCAA champion Arellano University clash in the other semis pairing. The Lady Red Spikers ended their campaign with a 2-3 mark. Cesca Racraquin got 18 points while Satrianni Espiritu and Jiezela Viray chipped in with 10 markers each for San Beda.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2017

Lady Tams grab last semis ticket

Far Eastern University was in all sorts of trouble early in the match before rediscovering its form to book the last Group A semifinals ticket against upset-conscious Lyceum of the Philippines University, 18-25, 28-26, 25-15, 25-17, Monday in the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The undermanned Lady Tamaraws started out flat but recovered just in time to end the elimination round with a 4-1 win-loss record. FEU, which played without its UAAP beach volleyball bets Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza, joined unbeaten National University in the best-of-three Final Four against the top seed of Group B. Adamson University, still playing as of posting time against San Beda College, sports a 4-0 slate while semis-bound Arellano University holds a 4-1 card. FEU’s victory formally eliminated Ateneo de Manila University (3-2) in the semis race. The Final Four will begin on Wednesday.     ''Yun talaga ang problema namin ang tempo, mabagal sa first set,' said Lady Tams coach George Pascua. 'Expect ko magdidikit talaga kasi no pressure sa kanila pero sa amin turning point namin ito para sa semis.' Toni Rose Basas finished with 21 points including 17 off attacks while Jerrili Malabanan got nine markers in three sets of action for FEU.  The Lady Tams had an awful start, trailing by as much as 5-16 in the opening set as FEU to surrendered the frame. FEU saw its 15-5 lead in the second set evaporate and even squandered a 24-21 advantage in the frame as the Lady Pirates forced a 24-24 deuce after back-to-back aces by Christine Miralles. The Lady Tams held the set point twice more but LPU answered each time before FEU closed the frame with back-to-back hits capped by a crosscourt kill by Toni Basas. With their rhythm back, FEU coasted in the next two sets to seal the win and take the last ride to the semis. The Lady Pirates ended their campaign with a 1-4 slate. Miralles capped her stint with 12 points while Rocelyn Hongria got 11 for the Intramuros-based squad.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2017

Beyond the loss, it showed a lot of our potential -- De Leon

Ateneo de Manila University team captain Bea de Leon seemed to have accepted the fact that the Lady Eagles’ chances of clinching the last semifinals berth is already out of their hands. Even after a devastating loss, the fourth year middle blocker was proud of how the rebuilding Katipunan-based squad fared against the veteran-laden National University on Saturday. “I could say it was a pretty good game,” said De Leon after Ateneo dropped a heartbreaker, 21-25, 25-13, 19-25, 22-25, against the Lady Bulldogs at the close of their Group A elimination round campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. “Beyond the loss, it showed a lot of our potential because, coming into the league, we knew were very raw,” added De Leon. “So there was no pressure on us.” NU secured a seat in the semifinals and completed a sweep of the elimination round but not after facing a tough resistance from the former UAAP back-to-back champion. Ateneo tried to extend the match in the fourth set with a telling run that saw the Lady Eagles overhaul a 4-11 deficit into a 16-14 advantage. Ateneo held a 20-18 lead but failed to stop the rampaging Lady Bulldogs from blasting a 7-2 rally to seal the victory. The Lady Eagles dropped to a 3-2 slate. “I'm very happy with how our team played this season. I wouldn't say I was that surprised that we played well. I always knew that it was in the girls,” De Leon said. “I think we just need more experience. We're rebuilding and a lot of us are trying to get into our new positions,” she added. “Mahaba pa naman before UAAP.” “Like I said, I think we showed how much potential we have this conference.” Ateneo still has an outside chance of making it to the semis, but they will need to to pray hard for Lyceum of the Philippines University (1-3) to win against Far Eastern University (3-1) on Monday to force a playoff for the last Final Four spot. The loss may have potentially shut the door for Ateneo in the conference, but De Leon would rather look at the bright side of their experience as they move on to prepare for the UAAP wars. “Honestly, from my perspective, if we focus on the loss, that's a big negative and it's sad,” she said. “But there's another side to it. Out of all the games we played, that was the best we played so far and it was against the toughest team. It shows a lot of heart also.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

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

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

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

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

National University booked a semifinals ticket and put Ateneo de Manila University in danger of missing the Final Four cut Saturday in Group A of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Bulldogs bounced back from a disastrous second set flop to shoot down the Lady Eagles, 25-21, 13-25, 25-19, 25-22, and occupy the first best-of-three semis berth sporting a clean 5-0 win-loss record. Energized in the third set by the arrival of their drummers and cheering squad, which came all the way from the Big Dome after the UAAP basketball match against the same school, NU overhauled an 8-12 deficit and took an 18-14 lead. With Jaja Santiago, Risa Sato, Jorelle Singh and Aiko Urdas getting good sets from playmaker Jasmine Nabor, the Lady Bulldogs built a 24-18 cushion in the third set. Jho Maraguinot saved a set point for Ateneo only to see the Lady Eagles commit an overreaching error in the next play to go down, 1-2. The Lady Bulldogs raced to an early 11-4 lead in the fourth before the Lady Eagles made a telling run to take a 16-14 advantage. NU countered to erase an 18-20 deficit with three straight points to take a 21-20 lead capped by an ace by Nabor. The Lady Bulldogs went ahead 23-21 before Maraguinot kept Ateneo afloat with a kill. Urdas put NU at match point before Sato sealed the win with a kill block on Maraguinot. Ateneo dropped to 3-2 slate and will need to pray hard for Lyceum of the Philippines University (1-3) to win against Far Eastern University (3-1) on Monday to force a playoff for the last Final Four spot. Adamson University and Arellano University are through to the semis in Group B.     (to be updated) --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

Lady Chiefs respond well to Javier's 5th set instruction

Arellano University head coach Obet Javier gave his team a short and simple instruction heading into the make or break fifth set against University of the Philippines. Give everything you got, he said. His wards responded with a dramatic win that catapulted the Lady Chiefs into the semifinals Saturday in Group B of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Huffing and puffing after an extended fourth set, the reigning NCAA titlists pushed themselves to the limit to topple one of UAAP’s top contenders. “Sinabi ko lang sa mga players ko na huwag ng magtipid at ibigay na ang dapat na ibigay,” said Javier, who was just coming off an operation to remove his gallstones two weeks ago. The Lady Chiefs came out firing on all cylinders and buried the Lady Maroons early to escape with a 22-25, 25-10, 25-19, 32-34, 15-3, win and a ticket to the best-of-three Final Four together with Adamson University. Jovielyn Prado and Regine Arocha exploded with 20-plus scoring outbursts to lead two more Arellano players in double figures while setter Rhea Ramirez had a superb 55-excellent set outing to welcome Javier back with an all-important victory. Javier was glad to see his team showing the kind of fighting spirit that brought them to the NCAA throne. “Kanina sa huddle namin sa dugout, sinabi ko na i-treat nila ang game na ito as a championship at pinaka-last na game na ng buhay nila. Kaya talagang ibigay na ang dapat ibigay. Wala ng relax-relax,” he said. “Sabi ko  naman na kung matatalo ayos lang kasi ang pag-join sa PVL puro gain ito sa aming lahat kasi bago ang team ko ngayon,” he added. “Malaking factor ang pag-join namin dito lalo na’t binigyan kami ng napakagandang laban ng UP, gagamitin namin yun para mas lalong umangat ang level ng performance ng team ko.” The Lady Chiefs will await their semis opponent in Group A. National University, Ateneo de Manila and Far Eastern University are still in contention for a semis slot in their bracket. Arellano U is the only NCAA team to advance in the semifinals, and Javier admitted that he loves that challenge of carrying their collegiate league’s pride.  “Paghahandaan namin (ang semis). Lalo ngayon na siguradong dalawang UAAP teams ang makakapasok sa kabila tapos dalawa kami ng Adamson,” he said. “Kung sino ang matatapat sa amin panibagong challenge na naman ito. Kami naman kapag may dumating na hamon, laban lang ng laban.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

Lady Chiefs outlast Lady Maroons to clinch a semis berth

Arellano University welcomed the return of head coach Obet Javier with a ticket to the best-of-three semifinals on Saturday in Group B of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Chiefs had more fuel left in their tank heading into the deciding set after an extended fourth frame to outlast University of the Philippines, 22-25, 25-10, 25-19, 32-34, 15-3, and closed the elimination round with a 4-1 win-loss record. Arellano U joined their elims tormentor Adamson University in the Final Four and will await which team in Group A it will take on in the semis. “After ng game namin sa Adamson malaki ng in-adjust naming kasi ang laki talaga ng kakulangan namin. Napakaganda na mahaba ang preparation namin before sa UP,” said Javier, who skipped the Lady Chiefs’ easy win against Technological Institute of the Philippines last Sept. 18 to undergo an operation to remove his gallstones. Jovielyn Prado scored 26 points, 23 coming off kills, and added 17 excellent receptions for an all-around performance for Arellano U. Regine Arocha added 25 points including the semis spot-clinching dink after a misreceive by UP. Necole Ebuen had 15 points while Andrea Marzan finishes with 10 for the Lady Chiefs. After dropping a grueling fourth frame battle against the Lady Maroons, the reigning NCAA champion turned the fifth set into a blowout as the Lady Chiefs opened with a 5-0 lead that ballooned to 12-2 before eventually finishing off the demoralized Diliman-based squad, who lost hitter Justine Dorog to a left knee injury in late in the fourth set.         “Siguro sabihin natin na fatigue factor ang nangyari sa UP,” Javier said. “Maganda lang rin siguro ang preparation namin this week sa ensayo so lahat ng practice namin nagbunga.” Diana Carlos scored 29 points and Isa Molde had 20 as the Lady Maroons ended their campaign with a 3-2 slate.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

Lady Tams crush Lady Bombers in straight sets

The Bernadeth Pons-less Far Eastern University played with fire in the opening set before getting their acts together to defuse the Jose Rizal University Lady Bombers, 28-26, 25-14, 25-15, Wednesday in Group A of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Tamaraws bounced back mightily after absorbing their first loss in the tournament two weeks ago at the hands of National University and improved their record to 3-1. FEU, which played without star player Pons who is in Singapore for a tour of duty in the Southeast Asian Beach Volleyball Championships, will close the elimination round against Lyceum of the Philippines University on Monday.    The Lady Tams found a tough customer in the Lady Bombers in the opening frame as FEU needed its veteran poise to stave off the gritty JRU side. The Lady Bombers kept the first set close until the closing stretch, tying the frame at 24. JRU went ahead, 26-25, after Basas sent her attack at the middle long. But JRU captain Shola Alvarez’s service went short in the next play before Dolly Versoza smashed her spike straight at the net to surrender the lead back to FEU, 27-26. The Lady Bombers were called for a net touch in the set’s final play.    The Lady Tams returned to their usual dangerous selves in the next two sets to finish of the Kalentong-based squad. JRU finished their first commercial league campaign without a single win in five outings.   (To be updated) --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 27th, 2017

Lady Bulldogs whip Lady Bombers for 4-0 card

Unbeaten National University continued with its winning ways and secured at least a playoff for a semifinals berth Monday in Group A of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Bulldogs extended its winning streak to fourth straight and kept a tight hold of the solo lead after a quick work of the hapless Jose Rizal University Lady Bombers, 25-11, 25-15, 25-13. The firepower of NU veterans Jaja Santiago, Risa Sato, Jorelle Singh and Aiko Urdas were just too much for the Lady Bombers to handle as the Lady Bulldogs dominated the match that served as a primer before their end of elims showdown against Ateneo de Manila University (3-1) on Saturday. Singh scored 13 points coming off nine attacks and four service aces for NU. Santiago had 12 markers including nine off spikes while Sato and Urdas added 11 and eight markers, respectively, for the Lady Bulldogs      'Close to getting satisfied na. Lumalabas ang system as you can see kanina, marami ng layers of attacks na nakikita,' said NU coach Babes Castillo. 'And 'yung defense system I think naiintindihan na nila ang sistema.'  'Although ang pinaka-challenging sa amin ay 'yung aming maliit na roster,' added Castillo, whose wards rained down 40 attack points compared to JRU's 14. 'Makikita mo na kailangan talagang i-manage ang time para hindi ma-exhaust ang bata.' Shola Alvarez finished with five points for JRU,which remained winless after four games. Karen Montojo, Dolly Versoza and Christine Ebuenga combined for only 10 points for the Lady Bombers, who only created 17 points while the bulk of their match score came from NU's 22 errors.    --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 25th, 2017

Lady Bulldogs take solo lead, tame Lady Tams

National University clawed its way back from a set down to preserve its perfect record and take the solo lead in a thrilling 22-25, 28-26, 29-27, 25-22 win over far Eastern University in Group A of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan Saturday. In a preview of the coming UAAP wars, the Lady Bulldogs showed grit in a very tight contest to claim their third straight win in as many outings. The duo of Jaja Santiago and Aiko Urdas delivered the goods for NU, which remained on the right track of annexing a third straight title in a Sports Vision organized tournament after claiming the defunct V-League’s last two Collegiate Conference crowns. Santiago did most of the damage with 22 attacks, three aces and a kill block for a 26-point outing while Urdas got all of her points from attacks, including the match-clinching down the line spike. “FEU is a very systematic and strong team so talagang we’re expecting (a good fight),” said NU coach Babes Castillo. “Sabi ko nga sa mga bata let’s brace for a storm, kasi storm ang FEU. Malakas ‘yan.” The win pushed the Lady Bulldogs a win closer to clinching at least a semifinals berth playoff. After outlasting the Lady Tamaraws in the second and third frames, NU got into trouble in the fourth after FEU erased a 10-16 deficit and took a 20-19 lead.   The Lady Bulldogs fought back with a closing 6-2 rally and handed the Lady Tams their first loss in three games tied with Ateneo de Manila University. Team captain Bernadeth Pons scored 18 points while Toni Rose Basas tallied 10 markers for FEU, which gave away 35 points off errors.        --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

NU routs Lyceum, grabs share of Group A lead

Games Tuesday (September 6) (Filoil Arena, San Juan) 8 a.m. – SBC vs Ateneo (m).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2017