Dragons in final vs Scorpions

DILIMAN College is on a roll. Diliman hardly worked out a sweat in demolishing many-time UAAP champion University of Santo Tomas, 105-74, to arrange a title showdown against arch-rival Centro Escolar University in the 2018 UCBL Summer League basketball tournament at the Philippine Buddhacare gym in Quezon City last June….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalJun 7th, 2018

Darang seals win for Blue Dragons

Robbi Darang nailed a short jumper in the final 17.5 seconds as Diliman College nipped Centro Escolar University, 87-86, in an exciting ending to claim the No. 1 ranking in the Final Four of the Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) Season 3 yesterday at the Olivarez College in Parañaque City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Diliman Blue Dragons reach Final 4 in UCBL

Diliman College fired 16 triples in a 101-61 dismantling of Technological Institute of the Philippines to clinch the first Final Four berth in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League yesterday at the Olivarez College......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Dragons eye lead share with Scorpions

Diliman College takes on former champion Centro Escolar U today, aiming for a victory and a share of the lead with two others in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) Season 3 at the Olivarez College gym in Parañaque City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Dragons zero in on cage title

THERE’S no stopping defending champion Diliman College. Finding little opposition, Diliman College streaked to its third straight lopsided win -- a 106-76 win over Sri Lanka Information University - and advanced to the final of the 2018 Universities Sports International Fiesta basketball tournament in Selangor, Malaysia. Robbi Darang scattered 26….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Mexico opens World Cup prep with scoreless draw vs Wales

By Dan Greenspan, Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Mexico opened its World Cup preparations with a 0-0 draw against Wales at the Rose Bowl on Monday night, but El Tri showed it has plenty more to offer in Russia than the score might indicate. Playing the first of three tuneup matches before its Group F opener against defending champion Germany on June 17 in Moscow, a rampant Mexican attack could not find a way to beat Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey. However, Mexico was just as adept in keeping the Dragons under wraps. Wales took two shots and Mexico goalkeeper Jesus Corona did not have to make a save, getting some help when Hugo Ayala made a last-ditch tackle to keep Tom Lawrence from getting his try on goal in the 8th minute. Aside from that attempt and some early jitters in the opening few minutes, Mexico's defense settled in well in its first game without Nestor Araujo, who left the team Wednesday following a setback in his recovery from a knee injury. Araujo had been practically an automatic selection for coach Juan Carlos Osorio, and his absence was exacerbated by not having Diego Reyes of Porto FC and Hector Moreno of Real Sociedad available. Osorio expects both Reyes and Moreno to be healthy enough to play against Scotland in Mexico City on Saturday. "And I'm sure if they are in the starting line, we will improve the quality in many ways and I think we will have a very strong back line," Osorio said. Mexico, which will try to advance past the round of 16 for the first time since reaching the quarterfinals when it hosted the 1986 tournament, looks to be even more confident in its attacking prowess. Hennessey made eight saves, including sticking out his right foot to deny Mexico captain Hector Herrera's shot in the 56th minute from the edge of the 6-yard box. Hennessey also tipped Herrera's shot from outside the penalty box over the crossbar in the 40th minute and parried away Javier Aquino's attempt in the 22nd minute. "Mexico made us work for a clean sheet, they made us work hard," said Wales manager Ryan Giggs, praising the organization and tenacity of El Tri as much as its individual skill. Mexico took 17 shots and attempted 12 corners as it kept the pressure on a Welsh side mostly lacking in experience at the international level. "They've got a lot of quality, and what we've seen in the buildups with the videos is a team that likes to press," Giggs said. "When they lose the ball, get it back quickly, which puts you under pressure. It's very hard to keep the ball, so a very good team." The attack looks to be strengthened with the Los Angeles-based MLS trio of brothers Giovani and Jonathan dos Santos representing the Galaxy, and Carlos Vela from expansion team Los Angeles FC. Jonathan dos Santos came on in the 61st minute, and Giovani dos Santos was a 69th-minute substitute. They finished out the game without any apparent limitations from hamstring injuries that have limited both brothers this season. Osorio set a Saturday deadline to prove their fitness and make the final roster. Vela, who did not play against Wales, should be called upon against Scotland. He has scored seven goals in 12 MLS games. All three could be especially valuable if South Korea or Sweden decide to emphasize defense and force Mexico to break them down. Though they were unable to score against Wales, Osorio believes Mexico showed it is ready for that challenge, provided it can improve its chemistry in the final third. "Any team that will drop off will present the same questions in how we are going to penetrate them, how we are going to get entries into the attacking third. It will be a major factor. It was a big challenge for us," Osorio said. "However, we penetrated them enough times to score and the goalkeeper rescued them.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

UCBL: Dragons too strong for Scorpions

DILIMAN College made a smashing debut in the 2018 Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) summer basketball tournament, beating PBA D-League member Centro Escolar University, 69-55, at the Philippine Buddhacare Academy gym in Quezon City last May 9. Adama Diakhite and MJ Enriquez provided the 1-2 punch for the Blue….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Scorpions, revellers targeting final four

Games today (Pasig Sports Center) 2 p.m. – Gamboa vs Che’Lu 4 p.m. – Zark’s vs CEU CENTRO Escolar University and Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian set out with an eye on the remaining two Final Four berths against lower seeded foes today in the PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup quarterfinals….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Also-ran Batangas-EAC drops upset ax on powerhouse CEU

Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College upset Centro Escolar University with a 89-87 shocker on Monday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at the Pasig Sports Center. Cedric de Joya was instrumental in the Generals’ fightback from 24-points down, 20-44, in the first half, dropping 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, to go with three assists, two rebounds, and two steals. The pint-sized playmaker’s heroics in the endgame was crucial for Batangas-EAC’s heist as he drilled seven straight points in the last 1:42, including the big triple that put his team on top, 87-85, with 42.3 seconds on the clock. Philip Tampoc garnered 15 markers and nine boards off the bench while Jerome Garcia poured 13 points, four rebounds, and four assists. Chris Dela Peña chipped in 13 markers and six boards and Cedric Ablaza registered a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds in the victory which ended the Generals’ four-game losing slide. “At least yung preparation namin sa kanila nung Holy Week, nagawa namin. Nagtrabaho lang kami, naka-recover kami, at para sa amin talaga yung win,” said coach Ariel Sison. The Scorpions still had a chance to tie the game in the waning seconds, but Joseph Manlangit stepped on the line as his jumper was ruled as a long two in the last 10.6 seconds, keeping Batangas-EAC ahead, 88-87.  Garcia finished off the game with a split before Ablaza stole the ball in the final four seconds to put the game beyond reach. The Generals rose to 2-8 for the conference while denying the Scorpions a chance to snare the top seed and dropping them to 8-3. CEU can still gain a top two seat, but it needs Marinerong Pilipino and Akari-Adamson to lose their final games in the eliminations. Judel Fuentes led the Scorpions with 26 points and six rebounds while Manlangit had 16 markers and six boards. Rod Ebondo sat out this game, still due to his back injury, while Orlan Wamar was tossed late in the first period after throwing the ball to an opponent. BOX SCORES BATANGAS-EAC 89 — De Joya 18, Tampoc 15, Dela Peña 13, Garcia 13, Ablaza 12, Maguliano 10, E. Mendoza 5, Altamirano 3, Bugarin 0, Corilla 0, Estacio 0, Martin 0, J. Mendoza 0. CEU 87 — Fuentes 26, Manlangit 16, Cruz 15, Aquino 8, Arim 6, Veron 6, Saber 4, Caballero 3, Galinato 3, Chan 0, Guinitaran 0, Opiso 0, Wamar 0. QUARTER SCORES: 18-36, 45-54, 68-74, 89-87......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Casiño uses familiarity to deliver the dagger vs former team

JK Casio said he had no hidden agenda when Go for Gold clashed with his old team Centro Escolar University in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup on Thursday. "Every game, I always come in with a good mindset and motivation," he said. The 24-year-old guard spearheaded the rally and made the crucial shots in the final minute of regulation, first drilling the right corner three to knot the score at 82 with 50.3 seconds remaining, before scoring on a gutsy drive over Rod Ebondo with 5.1 ticks to spare to tie the duel anew at 84. Those heroics paved the way for the Scratchers' huge 91-89 overtime upset of the Scorpions. Casio finished with 15 points, four assists, and two re...Keep on reading: Casiño uses familiarity to deliver the dagger vs former team.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

Ebondo proves to be too much as CEU downs Zark’s-LPU

Centro Escolar University once again leaned on Rod Ebondo as his game-high 33 points towed his side to a 91-85 win against Zark’s Burger-Lyceum of the Philippines University in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup on Tuesday at the Marikina Sports Center. The Congolese bruiser was superb as always, hauling down 20 rebounds and also collecting three assists, two steals, and two blocks to preserve the Scorpions’ 3-0 card. “We’re so happy dahil nanalo kami against LPU,” said coach Yong Garcia. “I’m very thankful sa kanila. Tinrabaho talaga nila yung panalo.” Art Aquino also chipped in 18 markers and six boards, while Orlan Wamar churned out nine points, five rebounds, and three assists. CEU banked on its experience late as Aquino broke the 84-all deadlock with a drive in the final 1:20. Nino Ibañez split his freebies on the other end in the last 32.5 seconds, but though Jaycee Marcelino secured the offensive rebound, he would throw the ball away and lead to an Orlan Wamar and-one play with 25.9 ticks on the clock. CJ Perez still tried to keep Zark’s-LPU in the game, but he continued to misfire from the field before Ebondo sealed the game with a thunderous dunk. It was a frustrating night for Perez, who had 17 points and eight rebounds but went 7-of-20 from the field. Jaycee Marcelino got 15 markers and seven rebounds as they kept the ship for the Jawbreakers afloat despite the limited minutes from Mike Nzeusseu, who sprained his ankle in the first half. Zark’s-LPU saw its four-game winning streak halted as it dropped to 4-2. BOX SCORES CEU 91 — Ebondo 33, Aquino 18, Wamar 9, Arim 6, Cruz 6, Fuentes 6, Caballero 4, Guinitaran 3, Manlangit 2, Opiso 2, Veron 2, Saber 0. ZARK’S BURGER-LPU 85 — Perez 17, Jc. Marcelino 15, Jv. Marcelino 10, Serrano 10, Yong 9, Liwag 6, Caduyac 5, Ibañez 5, Tansingco 4, Nzeusseu 2, Santos 2, Baltazar 0, Pretta 0. QUARTER SCORES: 26-26, 50-44, 69-69, 91-85......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Griffins foil Sea Lions, seal UCBL Final vs Scorpions

Games tomorrow 12 noon – Olivarez vs Diliman(Battle for 3rd).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2017

Scorpions, Blue Dragons keep UCBL lead

Games tomorrow 12 noon — Diliman vs CdSL 2 p.m. — TIP vs Olivarez.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2017

Blue Dragons, Scorpions seek to stay at UCBL helm

MANILA, Philippines — Diliman College hopes to sustain its impressive run while Centro Escolar University tries to recover lost ground as they go up against.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2017

Roaring Thunder face Scorpions in Final 4

Games today 3 p.m. – CEU vs Flying V.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2017

Blue Dragons rip Scorpions, cop Martin Cup

MANILA, Philippines - Senegalese Adama Diakhite dished out a double-double as he powered Diliman College past Centro Escolar U, 75-63, to claim the men’s cro.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 21st, 2017

Dragons trounce Red Robins, duel Falcons in PSSBC final

MANILA, Philippines – Chiang Kai Shek College rode on a big third quarter run to defeat NCAA champion Mapua, 92-78, and earn a return trip to the final of th.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 18th, 2016

Scorpions rip Brahmans, gain Final 4

MANILA, Philippines - Centro Escolar University put on another shooting clinic and posted a runaway 98-57 victory over University of Batangas yesterday to na.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2016

Scorpions notch 4th straight win vs Dragons

MANILA, Philippines - Centro Escolar University streaked to its fourth straight win with a 75-59 drubbing of Diliman College in the first Universities and Co.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2016

Scorpions shoot for No. 4 vs Dragons

MANILA, Philippines - Multi-titled Centro Escolar University guns for its fourth straight victory as it collides with Diliman College today even as Universit.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2016

2018 PBA Draft Baller Breakdown: Rodolfo “Jjay” Alejandro

Another former King Bulldog, Jjay Alejandro has always been known as a scorer. Ever since his days with Malayan College, Jjay could light up the scoreboard, connecting from inside and out; while at the same time making a name for himself as a deadly shooter. While he joined the NU Bulldogs primarily as an outside threat, he improved his scoring in the college ranks year in and year out, averaging almost 17 points per game in his final year. Coincidentally, his final year was played under the mentorship of multi-titled coach, Jamike Jarin, who developed Jjay no longer just as a scorer, but more of a playmaker and leader. Not only was he allowed to play point guard more often, Coach Jamike highlighted his leadership, designating him Team Captain in his senior year.   STRENGTHS Season 80 (his final year) saw Jjay’s usage rate skyrocket, logging an average 33 minutes, scoring 17 points, grabbing 6.4 rebounds, and dishing out 6.7 assists per contest. He also shot close to 40 percent from the field and 27.5 percent from downtown, with almost two 3-pointers a game. Most impressive in my opinion was the emergence of his passing ability, which had been underrated throughout his career. With the ball in his hand more often, Jjay was able to create more opportunities for himself and his teammates by getting into the paint, where he showed a lot of craftiness and composure in traffic. As a result, he more than doubled his assist numbers from season 79. AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT Areas which he will need to improve on as he makes the jump to the PBA are primarily his strength and his defense. While Jjay is a deft pickpocket who can swipe at ballhandlers or play the passing lanes, he will have to hold his own on a nightly basis against stronger and taller guards. That means he’ll have to work on his on-ball defense, whether perimeter or in the post. If he wants to carve out a regular spot in the rotation, he’ll have to play point guard effectively, while polishing his jumper such that he’ll have a quicker release, as defenders are much quicker and smarter in the pros -- think Kevin Alas when he made the jump from college ball. That means tightening his handles, and improving not just his court vision, but his overall control of the game. One thing he’s definitely got going for him though is his ability to make plays in the clutch. Jjay Alejandro has never been known to shy away from big moments, and he will be more than willing to take and make big shots to decide the outcome of a game. That is one thing PBA teams are always on the lookout for.  .....»»

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