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

Bataan stays hot in MPBL with 12th win in a row

Bataan and Bulacan carved out contrasting victories last Monday to bolster their respective chances in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup   The Risers of Bataan continued their sizzling performance and their latest win – a 108-77 dumping of the Basilan Steel – extended their winning streak to 12 games. They improved their win-loss record to 12-1, the best in the 26-team cast. But for head coach Jojo Lastimosa, their latest win gave his squad a glimpse of what they can do when playing their A-game. The team posted a franchise best in points while also dealing the Steel their worst beating since joining in the league. Basilan absorbed its fourth straight beating and fell to a 4-9 card. Four players finished in double figures for the Risers led by Byron Villarias with 23 points. Fellow ex-pro Pamboy Raymundo added 15 while former PBA scoring champion Gary David chipped in 14 and Vince Tolentino contributed 10 in a display of balance firepower by Bataan. Bulacan, on the other hand, had to grind it out before arresting an alarming skid and winning over host team Pampanga, 67-65. The Kuyas turned to JR Taganas and Jorey Napoles who delivered the crucial baskets that ensured the team’s ninth win in 14 games that also snapped back-to-back setbacks. Taganas, the tournament’s leading rebounder, picked up a loose ball and made a basket with less than a minute to go and shoved the Kuyas ahead, 65-61. After Levi Hernandez put the Lanterns within striking distance with a short stab, Napoles beat his man to the basket and scored for a 67-63 lead with 37 seconds left......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Bataan too hot to handle in its 10 straight MPBL win

There's no stopping Bataan as it continues to rise in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Anta-Datu Cup as they were able to extend their winning run to 10 here at the People's Center in Bataan last Tuesday. Pamboy Raymundo and John Villarias combined for 24 points to power the Risers to their 10th win in 11 games, beating Bulacan in a low-scoring affair, 63-49. It was the third home win of the Risers, whose 10-game winning streak is the longest in the tournament. Bataan kept a hold of the solo lead in this tournament and bolstered its chances heading to the halfway stretch of the elimination round. The Risers were able to make stops when needed as they kept the Kuyas out of their comfort zone, proof of that was Bulacan's paltry shooting from the field. The Kuyas were held to only 28-percent shooting from the field (20-of-70) with only Hans Thiele ending up in double figures, resulting to the team's  fourth loss in 12 games. Bataan didn't shoot better either, hitting only 38=percent from the field (27-of-71), but got 35 points off the bench, 11 more than its counterpart. Earlier, Parañaque outplayed Rizal, 59-47, as the Patriots notched their seventh win in 13 games.  They were able to take advantage of the error-prone Crusaders as the team from the east committed 23 errors. That resulted to Parañaque to score 21 points off its rival's miscues......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 24th, 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: Despite struggle, Manila Stars still shine against pesky Gen San Warriors – FOX Sports Philippines

MPBL: Despite struggle, Manila Stars still shine against pesky Gen San Warriors  FOX Sports Philippines BALANGA, BATAAN — Manila flirted with disaster before edging General Santos City, 63-57, keeping itself in deep hunt to secure a top two berth in the MPBL … Source link link: MPBL: Despite struggle, Manila Stars still shine against pesky Gen San Warriors – FOX Sports Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News56 min. ago

Bataan coach Jojo Lastimosa ready for MPBL showdown with San Juan

Bataan's Jojo Lastimosa speaks ahead of the Risers huge clash with the San Juan Knights in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 55 min. ago

Bataan Risers still atop MPBL, team statistical rankings

The Bataan Risers might not have any of their players in the top individual statistical categories, but in the team rankings, they are right up there in the tables......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Bataan stretches winning streak to 14

Bataan stretches winning streak to 14.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Bataan rallies for 14th straight MPBL win

For the hottest team in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup, it wasn’t the first time Bataan had to fight out of a deep hole......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Former UP standout Lao joins PBA hopefuls

Kyles Lao, a former University of the Philippines stalwart, has decided to turn professional after he submitted his application for the PBA Rookie Draft set Dec. 16 at the Robinson's Place in Ermita, Manila. The Manila Stars guard in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), has mixed emotions on his PBA plans but knows he has done enough to prepare for the professional league. “I have mixed feelings about it. I’m excited and yet anxious,” said Lao, a six-foot combo guard who won Rookie of the Year honors with the Fighting Maroons back in 2013 in the UAAP. “It’s a dream for me to play in the PBA ever since I was young. It’s also a dream for my family. But there is also pressure because I don’t know what will happen. It’s not a sure thing if I'll be selected in the first or second round, or if I’ll be picked in the Draft,” added Lao. The 23-year-old Lao said his four seasons at UP under head coaches Bo Perasol, Ricky Dandan and Rey Madrid, his stint with AMA under coach Mark Herrera in the PBA D-League, and currently with coach Philip Cezar with the Manila Stars improved his skills to play at a high level - the PBA. Lao is playing well so far as a backup guard of the Manila Stars, averaging nearly 10 points per game, including 13 points a game in the team’s three-game win streak the past two weeks, and has a +10 efficiency rating. “He has one of the highest basketball IQ players that I’ve coached," said Perasol, a former PBA mentor. "Whatever he may be lacking in some aspects of the game, he works on it with pure determination and grit. His offensive arsenal has also dramatically improved as he had come in age. I hope that teams will give him the chance that he rightly deserves," he added. Lao said he has learned a lot from these coaches, and he is confident all the knowledge imparted to him will be useful for him in the PBA. Whatever happens, Lao, who personally submitted the requirements for local applicants last Thursday ahead of the Dec. 3 deadline at the PBA Commissioner’s Office in Quezon City, is ready for it. “I’m not sure where I’ll end up, or which team would pick me. But my family, they have been fully supportive to me, they told me to be ready. I have to prepare well too for the Draft Combine,” said Lao. "My stint with the UP Fighting Maroons, with the AMA team and now with the Manila Stars, it all helped me as a basketball player. With the people I played with and played for, they all gave me the confidence to aim for my dream to play in the PBA,” he said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Bataan mows down Basilan for 12th straight MPBL win

The Bataan Risers won their 12th straight match in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup, a 108-77 blowout of Basilan Steel......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Richard Escoto looks forward to playing for MPBL s Bataan Risers

When his UAAP career is done — whenever it ends — Richard Escoto will rejoin FEU teammates Achie Iñigo and Barkley Eboña as well as former college foes Jeepy Faundo (UST), Vince Tolentino (Ateneo), Jayjay Alejandro (NU) with the Bataan Risers......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Cocolife Tigers stretch win streak to 8 in MPBL

Cocolife Tigers stretch win streak to 8 in MPBL.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

The Manila Stars Winning Streak Continues as they Defeated the Parañaque Patriots – Manila Video

MPBL DATU CUP 2018 Live! #mpbl #DatuCup #LigaNgBawatPilipino November 06, 2018 Venue: VALENZUELA ASTRODOME 1st Game: Manila Stars MPBL-Robust Energy Capsule vs Parañaque Patriots MPBL-F2 Logistics 2nd Game: Valenzuela Classic vs Bacoor City Strikers The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) is a regional men’s semi-professional basketball league in the Philippines. The MPBL originated with 10… link: The Manila Stars Winning Streak Continues as they Defeated the Parañaque Patriots – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Bataan Risers march to 10th straight win in MPBL

Sustaining their rise after an opening loss, the Risers subdued the Bulacan Kuyas, 63-49, Monday night and tightened their grip of top spot in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 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