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PBA: One game at a time for Anthony, Northport

With a strong opening win, things are looking up for Northport in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. However, the Batang Pier are not too high on this one, even if they just blasted a team like the Alaska Aces. Northport also had a strong opening win in the Philippine Cup — the team had two in fact — and then went on to lose six straight, eventually missing out on the playoffs. And so while a 22-point victory against the Aces was nice, the Batang Pier are keeping things grounded. “We just want to take games one game at a time. We don't want to get too up or too down,” forward Sean Anthony said. “We just go back to the drawing board tomorrow and we'll scout this NLEX game on the way home and we'll get ready for them and try to do more of the same stuff,” he added. This early in the new conference, Northport does have some key stuff to capitalize on to avoid a mid-tournament collapse like last time. The Batang Pier were impressive against Alaska even without top star Stanley Pringle and a “decent” game from import Prince Ibeh. Northport’s defense was a bright spot as well. “You saw the ball move to open guys and guys hitting big shots. A lot of assists, a lot of ball movement. But more than that, great defense. I think last conference, we had one of the worst defenses in the league and here, we held Alaska to 81,” Anthony said. “We held a great team like Alaska to that and we made sure we brought in Prince [Ibeh], who stepped up huge and is a great rim protector,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2019

PBA: Horrible game – Compton on Alaska’s blowout loss

ANTIPOLO CITY --- Alaska head coach Alex Compton didn’t need a long explanation for the beat down the Aces suffered at the hands of NorthPort on Wednesday. He described it in the most accurate and simplest way possible. “Horrible game,” said a very frustrated Compton following Alaska’s 81-103 defeat in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Ynares Sports Center here.   The Aces looked sluggish the whole game, lacking the energy and intensity they had when they stopped Columbian Dyip in their tracks last Sunday to open the import-laden conference. “I don’t know how that happened. We didn’t have a hard practice. I find no excuse for that. They should’ve been fresh,” said Compton. The Aces shot 31-of-78 from the field and committed 20 turnovers that the Batang Pier converted to 23 points.   And they bricked more than half of their free throws. “I think we’re 10-for-24 from the line,” Compton said. “We had an effort that did nothing in the game.”   NorthPort had an easy time dismantling Alaska in the second half, turning a 51-42 halftime lead to a 103-79 advantage late in the payoff period. Import Robert Daniels led the Aces, whose only taste of the lead is at the start of the game at 3-2, with 21 points and 13 boards while Simon Enciso and Jesper Ayaay were the only locals with significant contributions with 10 markers each.     “Coach Pido (Jarencio) deserves credit. He did an excellent job, really, really great job,” said Compton referring to NorthPort’s great debut. “But I don’t control whatever job he does, I’m worried about us.” Compton declined to answer what he said to his team after the game. “I think I’m not allowed to say that. That’s not the way we play,” he said before excusing himself from the media after just a minute and a half postgame interview.     ---   Follow this game on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2019

PBA: Ibeh wants more after “decent” debut for Northport

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal — Northport import Prince Ibeh had a solid PBA debut Wednesday at the Ynares Center here. Suiting up for the Batang Pier to start the 2019 Commissioner’s Cup, Ibeh played 40 minutes and shot 64 percent for 19 points to go along with 13 rebounds, three steals, and two blocks. More importantly, Ibeh got his first PBA win as Northport cruised past Alaska, 103-81. Still, Ibeh says he has some things to improve on for his maiden PBA stint. “Yeah I wanna see more from myself,” he said. “My expectations are higher than the performance I had today,” Ibeh added. Ibeh is confident he can get it going soon enough but for now, he’s okay with his debut performace. It also not that bad since his locals had a nice outing as well with four others getting into double figures led by Sean Anthony’s 22 points. “My teammates did a good job helping me kinda get the feel for pace and the style of fhe league,” Ibeh said. “I think it was a pretty decent game for our first outing,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2019

Stepheson overhyped to face Meralco in PBA return

Ray Parks was not the only one to debut for Blackwater Sunday to start the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Import Alex Stepheson suited up for the Elite, playing against Meralco. Of course, Meralco was Stepheson’s first team in the PBA, seeing action for the Bolts in 2017 and leading the team to a quarterfinals finish. In his first game back in the PBA and against his former team, Stepheson couldn’t help but be too eager on the court. “I was excited to play Meralco from the very beginning,” he said. “I think the first quarrter, I was so excited I was losing energy just from being overhyped to play against them and rushing shots,” Stepheson added. The hulking import recoverd for the Elite and ended up leading Blackwater to victory. Stepheson was a beast with 21 points and 31 rebounds as the Elite got the win in OT. “I was excited to play and once I settled down and started talking trash,” he said of his former teammates. “Yeah, that helps me, calms me down a little bit. Once I'm calm down, I'm ready to play,” Stepheson added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 19th, 2019

PBA: Alaska overpowers Columbian to start Comm’s Cup

All Alaska needed was one strong quarter. The Aces started off the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on a high note, overpowering Columbian Sunday at the MOA Arena, 111-98. Alaska dominated the third, outscoring the Dyip, 34-13, to completely turn the game around in their favor. With import Chris Daniels at the lead, the Aces join Blackwater as early winners of the mid-season joust with identical 1-0 records. “Always good to start off with a win,” said head coach Alex Compton. “This game was really important for us. We have a nice run of 4 games ?in 10 days?, to get one is good,” he added. After giving up 54 points in the first half, including 31 in teh second quarter, the Aces tightened things up in the third, limiting the Dyip to only 13 markers. Alaska controlled the game from then on, taking its largest lead of the night at 20 points, 89-69, before cruising for the win. Import Chris Daniels was the high man for the Aces, shooting 68 percent from the field for 25 points on top of 16 rebounds. Chris Banchero added 20 points off the bench and Simon Enciso was good for another 19 in a starting role. For the Dyip, it was Kyle Barone that led the way with 30 points and 22 rebounds. Top pick CJ Perez contributed 19 points in a losing effort. The Scores: ALASKA 111 -- Daniels 25, Banchero 20, Enciso 19, Cruz 14, Teng 8, Racal 7, Ayaay 7, Thoss 5, Casio 4, Baclao 2, Pascual 0, Galliguez 0. COLUMBIAN 98 -- Barone 30, Perez 19, McCarthy 13, Calvo 10, Escoto 9, Corpuz 8, Camson 3, Celda 2, Tabi 2, Khobuntin 1, Cahilig 1, Faundo 0, Reyes 0, Agovida 0. Quarters: 25-23, 48-54, 82-67, 111-98 — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 19th, 2019

PBA: Aces get a second “coach” in import Chris Daniels

Alaska may not have the most physically-imposing import in the 2019 PBA Commisisoner’s Cup, but the Aces may have the smartest one. Head coach Alex Compton was raving about the basketball IQ of his new import in Chris Daniels, saying he acts like a second coach on the floor for the Aces. That could prove crucial to Alaska as the team looks to have another strong run with a veteran reinforcement just like they did with Mike Harris in last season’s Governors’ Cup. “He’s like a coach, he’s one of the smartest guys that I’ve been around,” Compton said of Daniels. “He thinks like a coach, as a player. Having a brain and a skill set like he has is great,” he added. For Daniels, he says he still have more things to learn. He’ll be tested as he looks to guide the Aces in a crucial opening stretch where they’ll have four games in less than two weeks. How he adjust on the fly could dictate how strong — or poor — Alaska’s start is to this conference. “That's a great compliment from coach but I still have a lot to learn. I'm relatively new to this so I have of ton of stuff to learn about the PBA,” he said. “But while I'm on the floor, I'm going to help my guys anyway I possibly can. If I see something that's going to help them and help our team, I'm going to say something about it,” Daniels added. In his PBA debut, Daniels gave a strong effort and finished with 25 points and 16 rebounds. “We just got to take it one game at a time. We can't gauge the whole season or our next game off of this one game,” he said. “We got to live in the present and live in the moment. We lived in this moment, this moment is over. We got to start preparing for next game,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 19th, 2019

ROS, San Miguel in vital tiff today

Games Today (Mall of Asia Arena) 3 p.m. – Phoenix vs Alaska 5:15 p.m. – San Miguel vs Rain or Shine Rain or Shine parades a new import – again – as the Painters try to turn their fortunes around when they face the defending cha.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 9th, 2016

Alaska vs Globalport

KAHIT pa napakanipis na ng tsansang makarating sa quarterfials ay nagpalit ng import ang Blackwater Elite. Ipaparada ng Blackwater si Keala King sa laro kontra Phoenix Fuel Masters sa kanilang pagkikita  sa ganap na 4:15 pm sa Ynares Coliseum sa Antipo.....»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsSep 7th, 2016

Fajardo nagpapakitang-gilas

PINASAN ni June Mar Fajardo ang walang import na San Miguel Beer para kalusin ang Alaska Milk. Ipinakita ni reigning two-time MVP ang kanyang kakayahan nang itaguyod ang Beermen kahit wala ang nag-inarteng si former best import AZ Reid. Umiskor si Fajardo.....»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsSep 5th, 2016

Alaska Aces crush Elite

The Alaska Aces exploited the absence of injured import Eric Dawson to destroy the Blackwater Elite 107-87 in the 2016 Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup yesterday August 28 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 28th, 2016

Fajardo tows All-Pinoy SMB past Alaska

Fajardo tows All-Pinoy SMB past Alaska.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2016

Fajardo goes full Kraken as SMB asserts mastery over Aces

Looks like defending champion San Miguel can do without an import after all. Why? Because they the reigning two-time PBA MVP that's why. Junemar Fajardo went full Kraken as the Beermen survived rival Alaska, 106-103, in the PBA Gover.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 24th, 2016

Aces pummel Hotshots in Panabo

Import LaDontae Henton led the Alaska Aces to an 85-69 win over the Star Hotshots on Saturday in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 41 Governors’ Cup at the Panabo Multi-Purpose Tourism Cultural and Sports Center in Davao del Norte. Hento.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 20th, 2016

UNSTOPPABLE!

WALANG nagtangkang pumigil sa pag-atake sa basket ni Rain or Shine import Dior Lawhorn laban sa Alaska sa 2016 PBA Governors' Cup sa Smart Araneta Coliseum. REY NILLAMA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 14th, 2016

Alaska's Henton on PBA calls: It is what it is

Coach Yeng Guiao of Rain or Shine is not the only one having a rather difficult time adjusting to the officiating in the PBA. Alaska import LaDontae Henton is trying his best to deal with it too. 'It is what it is,' he said after the.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2016

TNT Katropa eyes win No. 5

Games Today (Smart Araneta Coliseum) 3 p.m. – Blackwater vs TNT Katropa 5:15 p.m. – Rain or Shine vs Alaska The unbeaten TNT Katropa will parade a new import in Mychael Lemar Ammons as they battle the Blackwater Elite today in the PBA Govern.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 12th, 2016

Chicken Inasal is the real MVP for AZ Reid

AZ Reid has been playing in the PBA since 2011 and after countless hardcourt battles in the country, the two-time Best Import looks like he's slowly turning Pinoy as well. You want proof? Well, AZ has been enjoying grilled chicken fr.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 1st, 2016

THROW DOWN!

NAPATINGALA na lamang si Alaska import Ladontae Henton at ‘di na napigilan ang monster jam ni Japeth Aguilar ng Ginebra sa kapana-panabik nilang laban sa 2016 Oppo PBA Governor’s Cup sa Smart Araneta Coliseum. REY NILLAMA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJul 24th, 2016

Batas na mag-aangat sa buhay ng mga mahihirap na Pinoy, tinintahan ni PDU30

Manila, Philippines – Opisyal nang tinintahan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte ang Republic Act 11291 o mas kilala bilang Magna Carta of the Poor. Pangunahing layunin ng batas ay kilalanin ang karapatan ng mga mahihirap […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated News5 hr. 4 min. ago

PVL: BaliPure: Ready for the challenge

BaliPure will make its return in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference after skipping last year’s season-ending tournament. New head coach Romel Abella welcomes the new challenge of leading a revamped Water Defenders, who won the 2017 Open Conference title.   “Challenge na rin kasi na puro bago ang mga players namin and at the same time yung mga players namin since bago nga it’s their time to prove na yung skills nila at par sa level ng pagplalaruan namin,” said Abella, who steered former team Pocari Sweat to the throne in the inaugural staging of the import-laden conference. “Challenge sa akin, sa coaching staff and sa mga players na rin. Pero masaya ang challenge,” added Abella. The Water Defenders skipped the 2018 Open Conference after a sixth place finish in the Reinforced contest where BaliPure fielded a core of high school and college standouts from National University. This time, BaliPure will lean on the leadership of veteran player Grazielle Bombita, who played for Iriga last year. Helping Bombita are first-time imports Danijela Dzakovic from Montenegro and Slovakian Alexandra Vajdova. Other local stars looking to prove their mettle in the league are Menchie Tubiera, setter Necelle Gual of Perpetual Help, Vira Guillema and Jewelle Bermillo of San Sebastian College, Sandy Delos Santos, Satrianni Espiritu of San Beda College, Carrie Pronuevo, Miracle Mendoza, Patria Pena and Kat Racelis of Mapua University.   “Masaya ngayon since bago ang tuturuan mo, nandoon ang eagerness na ma-prove ang sarili nila,” said Abella. BaliPure will open its campaign on Sunday against newcomer ParificTown Army. “Nilu-look forward ko kung ano ang ilalabas ng mga players natin, na kung hanggang saan ang maipapakita namin as individuals and a team,” Abella said. “Hopefully, mag-translate yung pina-practice namin sa laro namin.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News11 hr. 25 min. ago