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Jolas on Bataan s MPBL win streak and beyond

With Muntinlupa losing to Manila the other night, the Bataan Risers are atop the North Division of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League with a 9-1 record......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarOct 12th, 2018

Daganon eyes elusive title with Bataan Risers at MPBL

Of late, Gab Daganon has contributed to his team’s six-match win streak — one that they hope to extend when they play Valenzuela at the Bataan People’s Center on Wednesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

MPBL: Risers steal spotlight from Capitals for fifth straight W

Bataan began the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League with a loss. Since then, however, they have been rolling. The Risers registered their fifth consecutive victory, this one coming at the expense of home team Quezon City, 101-68, last Wednesday at the Blue Eagle Gym in Katipunan Avenue. Gary David turned back the clock for a vintage performance of 21 points in 72 percent shooting. “El Granada” was on fire and his teammates only followed suit as they scored no less than 23 points in each quarter. He was backstopped by youngsters Jeepy Faundo and J-Jay Alejandro who had 12 and 10 markers, respectively, as Bataan rose to 5-1. Janus Collado topped the scoring column for the Capitals with 15 points. With a non-existent defense, however, they lost for the fourth time out of five games. Meanwhile, Zamboanga also stretched its streak by dispatching Navotas, 89-78. As always, Reed Juntilla showed the way with a 29-point, 11-rebound double-double as the Valientes improves to 4-2. On the other hand, the Clutch lost their third game in a row. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Mandaluyong, Bataan claim victories in MPBL

MANILA, Philippines – The Mandaluyong El Tigre stretched their winning streak to 3 games after edging the Navotas Clutch, 59-55, in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Datu Cup at the Bataan People’s Center on Wednesday, July 18. Ray Parks, a two-time Most Valuable Player in the ASEAN Basketball League, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Streaking Batangas City, Muntinlupa clash; Navotas eyes win vs Bataan

BATANGAS CITY and Muntinlupa are two of the hottest teams in the MPBL-Anta Rajah Cup. Navotas and Bataan are also coming off contrasting victories. Only two teams will continue their streak in tonight’s double header at the Navotas Sports Complex in the continuation of the event put up by Senator Manny Pacquiao with Kenneth Duremdes […] The post Streaking Batangas City, Muntinlupa clash; Navotas eyes win vs Bataan appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

MPBL s Bataan Risers turn to yoga

The Bataan Risers practicing yoga? It's not inconceivable......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Davao Occ win streak now at 6

Leo Najorda hit clutch baskets as Davao Occidental subdued Laguna, 72-66, on Saturday night to extend its streak even as San Juan got back on track in the MPBL Datu Cup at Marist Gym in Marikina. Najorda, a former Philippine Basketball Association player, buried 27 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 22 seconds remaining, as the Tigers clawed their way back from 22 points down in the second half to secure their sixth straight victory. The Tigers also stopped the Heroes' winning streak at four, while rising to 8-3 for solo second behind Muntinlupa (8-1) in the South division. Laguna fell to 6-5, despite strong performances from Michael Mabulac and Denok Miranda, who missed...Keep on reading: Davao Occ win streak now at 6.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Bataan Risers getting it done with team play in 8-game win streak

Following their conquest of the Cebu Sharks over the last weekend, the Bataan Risers claimed the top spot of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League with an 8-1 record......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Bataan stops Cebu to take MPBL top spot

With a 76-69 win over the Cebu City Sharks at the Ynares Center in Pasig City, the Bataan Risers claimed the top spot of the Datu Cup of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League with an 8-1 record......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Muntinlupa, Imus still streaking in MPBL

The streak keeps on going for Muntinlupa and Imus even as last Thursday even as the two teams pulled off contrasting wins over their respective rivals in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Anta-Datu Cup at the Imus Sports Complex in Cavite. The Cagers survived a near meltdown before holding on for a 77-76 win over the Parañaque Patriots. Muntinlupa had to hold its breath before notching its seventh straight win as it squandered a 31-point lead in the third period and watched Parañaque chop the lead slowly but surely. The Cagers were still comfortably ahead, 73-50, inside the final seven-minute mark when the Patriots let their defense do the work, holding their rivals to just a lone field goal. Ryusei Koga came through with a triple then completed a steal, setting up Ivan Valenzuela for two free throws for a 77-74 count with only five seconds left in the game. Koga gave up a duty foul to stop the clock, but put more pressure on Chito Jaime to make at least one of his two free throws. The ex-pro forward missed the first, then made the second then Harold Arboleda let loose a triple that went in as time expired, making Jaime’s split charities earlier more significant. Arboleda led all scorers with 21 points, but also contributed 10 rebounds for his 10th double-double performance in the league, the most completed by any player in the young two-season history of the fastest growing regional amateur basketball league in the country.    Muntinlupa coach Aldrin Morante admitted that his wards relaxed too much when it built a big lead, but blamed himself as well for experimenting on using different combinations, particularly in giving more playing time to the second stringers. In the nightcap, Imus streaked to its fourth straight win after outplaying Pampanga, 88-76, to improve its win-loss record to 5-3 and forge a tie for second spot in the Southern Division. The Bandera, however, needed to survive a 36-point explosion from Juneric Baloria before extending its winning streak. Baloria’s 36 markers is the new all-time record for most points in a game......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Knights, Risers catch up with Stars for MPBL lead

The San Juan Knights prevailed the easy way while the Bataan Risers settled for a shaky victory Wednesday night in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Bulacan beats Batangas in duel between MPBL pioneers

Jay-R Taganas imposed his will on the undersized frontline of inaugural champion Batangas before carrying Bulacan in keeping in step with the top teams in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League. Taganas only fired eight points, but was a monster on the glass with 17 rebounds as the Kuyas downed the Athletics, 63-54, last Tuesday at home in the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium. The burly big man was backstopped by Hans Thiele who had 11 points and six boards of his own while Jerrick Canada guided the attack with nine markers and 13 assists. With everybody doing their part, the home team scored their sixth win in eight games – remaining well within striking distance of Northern Division pacesetters San Juan, Bataan, Manila, and Mandaluyong. For Batangas, Moncrief Rogado and Lester Alvarez scored 13 points apiece. They dropped to 2-5 in the season. Meanwhile, Basilan barged back into the win column by dropping Caloocan, 92-84. Dennis Daa was a force with 25 points and nine rebounds to lift the Steel to a 3-4 standing. With the loss, the Supremos fell to 2-5. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Complementary league to PBA, MPBL tipping off on August 25

A new regional league has been formed to stand behind and provide support for both the PBA and the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League. The National Basketball League will feature 12 teams ranging from Central Luzon to Bicol, all of which will be parading fully homegrown players. The NBL aims to be another venue for lesser heralded players to be able showcase their skills on a national stage. “We are focused on grassroots development. It is our dream that our players will be noticed by professional and semi-professional leagues,” chairman Celso “Soy” Mercado said in the preseason press conference on Thursday in Mandaluyong. As such, organizers are hoping that the league will be a “complementary league” for the PBA, Asia’s first pay-for-play league, as well as the MPBL, the country’s fastest-growing regional league. The dozen squads making up NBL’s inaugural season are the Bataan Elite, Bulacan Makabayan, Camarines Sur Express, Dasmarinas Monarchs, Laguna Pistons, Marikina Shoemakers, Nueva Ecija Bespren, Pangasinan, Paranaque Aces, Quezon City Rising Stars, Rizal Spartans, and Taguig Generals. All 12 teams will have 18 fully homegrown players and will host home games – giving their respective communities a chance to watch their very own players up close and personal. Being fully homegrown is the greatest promise the league has – if commissioner Nandy Garcia is to be believed. “My life in basketball has gone full circle in now being the commissioner of the NBL. I’m looking forward to seeing new potential talents from our member teams,” the former pro said. The NBL’s inaugural season is scheduled to tip-off on August 25 in either Paranaque or Taguig. After the single round robin elimination round, the top two teams will automatically advance into the semifinals and the bottom two teams will be eliminated. The third to 10th ranked teams will then match up in the quarterfinals. At the end of it all, the first-ever champion will be crowned and will set a date opposite the kings of the Vietnam Basketball Association......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Risers, Valientes sustain MPBL climb

The Bataan Risers and Zamboanga Valientes continued their climb against skidding opponents in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup Wednesday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Byron Villarias dead set on helping Bataan s MPBL rise

Byron Villarias’ basketball career has had many challenges. With the Bataan Risers, he is determined to make it to the top......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

MPBL: Navotas-Munti matchup suspended as Neypes triple try breaks ring

A faulty basketball ring has left the game between Navotas and Muntinlupa hanging after the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League decided to suspend the matchup at the Navotas Sports Complex last Saturday. Apparently, one of the rings got nearly disconnected following a three-point attempt by Navotas' Kyle Neypes at 1:34 in the fourth quarter of the matchup between the Clutch and the Cagers in the 2018 Anta-Datu Cup. The Clutch's Michole Sorela was still able to sink in a follow-up when game officials decided to halt the match for safety purposes. Muntinlupa was leading the game in overtime, 98-95, when it was suspended.  The Cagers could have walked away with a fourth victory if not for the stoppage. The Clutch's record, on the other hand, remained at 2-2. In the first game, the Bataan Risers turned back the Imus Bandera, 95-85. Former PBA cager Byron Villarias unloaded 25 points to lift the Risers past the Bandera. It was the fourth consecutive win by Bataan, which improved to 4-1. The loss was the third in four games for Imus......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

MPBL: Parks Jr. flirts with quadruple-double as Manda destroys Pasig

Mandaluyong did not take long to show just how hungry it was for its first-ever winning streak in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League. Rampaging to a 16-0 start, the El Tigre buried Pasig in a hole it could never get out of for a 98-55 demolition job on Thursday at the Blue Eagle Gym in Quezpn City. Ray Parks Jr. opened the floodgates and the rest of his teammates in the starting five only followed suit. It wasn’t just on offense that Mandaluyong was on-point from the get-go, however, as it did not allow a single basket for the first five minutes. Their lead would only balloon into as big as 50. With the game already decided, head coach Mac Cuan decided to rest key cogs Parks Jr. and Prince Rivero for the final frame. In their place, Kapamilya star Xian Lim was sent in and made good on his first-ever basket, a three from the top of the key early in the fourth. He wound up with six points, six rebounds, and one block. Still, it all wouldn’t have been possible if not for Parks Jr.’s brilliance. In just 23 minutes of action, he tallied a triple-double of 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. In fact, three steals more and we would’ve had a quadruple-double in the El Tigre’s second straight win following a season-opening loss. It wasn’t meant to be, however, as Cuan decided against putting him on the floor for too long. Despite the big win, though, Mandaluyong are nothing but confident they could do even better. For the Pirates, Bernzon Franco showed the way with a 15-point, 11-rebound double-double. They remain winless in three games. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

After MPBL disappointment, Abu Tratter gets call from Gilas for Asiad

MANILA, Philippines – After a disappointing attempt at the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), things are looking up for Gilas cadet Abu Tratter. Tratter, who was set to play for the Bataan Defenders, will be a part of the 12-man Philippine team that will see action in the Asian Games ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

MPBL 2ND QUARTER MANILA CITY VS BATAAN – Manila Video

JUNE 16, 2018 MANILA CITY STARS VS BATAAN RISERS source link: MPBL 2ND QUARTER MANILA CITY VS BATAAN – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

MPBL: Navotas, Manila post impressive wins

Navotas and Manila picked up impressive wins in the new Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup Saturday night at San Andres Sports Complex in Manila. The Clutch leaned on new recruit Levy Hernandez and mainstay Rey Publico to beat the Pasay Voyagers, 83-75, while the Stars rallied from a double-digit deficit to beat the Bataan Risers, 89-82. Hernandez scored 26 points while Publico added 22 points and nine rebounds. Manila overcame a 10-point hole in the third quarter behind Adrian Celada and Aris Dionisio....Keep on reading: MPBL: Navotas, Manila post impressive wins.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Manila Stars vs Bataan Risers | Full Highlights | 2018 MPBL Datu Cup | June 16, 2018 – Manila Video

Follow on Twitter: @MPBLOfficial Manila Stars vs Bataan Risers source link: Manila Stars vs Bataan Risers | Full Highlights | 2018 MPBL Datu Cup | June 16, 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018