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La Salle’s Dyke rejuvenated as he returns to action

Mark Dyke began his collegiate career in the UAAP as one of the highly touted big men of his batch coming out of Nazareth School of National University. Having earned a couple of Mythical Team selections, Dyke, who was already enrolled at NU, made the jump to La Salle to join a talented crop that included Andrei Caracut and Jolo Go. That transfer, however, proved to be the start of Dyke's limbo as he served a one-year residency while Caracut, who won the 2016 Rookie of the Year plum, and Go were able to contribute for the Green Archers. Dyke, who skipped the last season, said he lost confidence in himself after he was stuck in a state of nothingness. And it took almost tw...Keep on reading: La Salle’s Dyke rejuvenated as he returns to action.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 26th, 2018

La Salle’s Dyke rejuvenated as he returns to action

Mark Dyke began his collegiate career in the UAAP as one of the highly touted big men of his batch coming out of Nazareth School of National University. Having earned a couple of Mythical Team selections, Dyke, who was already enrolled at NU, made the jump to La Salle to join a talented crop that included Andrei Caracut and Jolo Go. That transfer, however, proved to be the start of Dyke's limbo as he served a one-year residency while Caracut, who won the 2016 Rookie of the Year plum, and Go were able to contribute for the Green Archers. Dyke, who skipped the last season, said he lost confidence in himself after he was stuck in a state of nothingness. And it took almost tw...Keep on reading: La Salle’s Dyke rejuvenated as he returns to action.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

Jeron Teng returns to action for Alaska in time for PBA playoffs

It has only been a month since Jeron Teng survived the most harrowing experience of his life. After surviving a stabbing incident that nearly derailed his rookie year, Teng is back playing for Alaska in the PBA Commissioner's Cup. "I'm super happy and blessed that I was able to get back this conference and I'm just happy to play again," said Teng in Filipino after helping Alaska to a 114-91 domination of Phoenix Friday at Cuneta Astrodome. Teng and former La Salle teammates Thomas Torres and Norbert Torres were the victims of a knife attack in Bonifacio Global City with three middle-aged men charged with frustrated homicide and serious physical injury. It took Teng a few ...Keep on reading: Jeron Teng returns to action for Alaska in time for PBA playoffs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Gilas Cadets crush Cardinals for third win

Robert Bolick debuted with a bang as he led the beefed up Gilas Pilipinas Cadets, 97-78, over Mapua University on Monday in Group A of the 12th FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The San Beda University star scored 13 points in his first game for the national squad, which won its third game in eight outings. Aside from Bolick, Fil-American Troy Rike and Ateneo stars Matt Nieto and Thirdy Ravena saw action for the Gilas Cadets for the first time. Rike, a recruit from Wake Forest, finished with 11 points and eight rebounds while Nieto and Ravena, who played for the Blue Eagles earlier in a 108-44 blowout win over Emilio Aguinaldo College, chipped in with nine and eight points, respectively, for the Gilas Cadets. Kobe Paras had 12.      “We’re just experimenting on some things. We played three bigs, it’s all experimental. You know it worked. We’re just trying to see how we can make use of all the Cadets players,” said head coach Jong Uichico. The Gilas Cadets went off to a good start to take control of the match early before closing it out with stronger finish. Cedric Pelayo and Eric Jabel scored 14 each while Lawrence Victoria and Daniel Aguirre posted 12 and 11 markers, respectively, for the 3-3 Cardinals. Meanwhile, the Red Lions banked on their crucial defensive stops by Donald Tankoua and the steady hands of Javee Mocon at the foul line in the last 50 seconds of the game to put a dent on De La Salle University's erswhile unbeaten record, 72-70, in the night cap. Mocon finished with 20 points while Tankoua had nine markers for SBU, which improved to 3-2 slate. Mocon broke a 68-68 deadlock with 48.8 seconds remaining with three free throws off a foul from Kira Samuel, who tied the game in the previous play. Tankoua made two defensive stops in the Green Archers' possesion - a block oon Samuel and a steal off an inbound pass.  Tankoua split his free throws with 21.5 ticks left to give the Red Lions a four-point cushion. DLSU saw its six-game winning streak snapped. Andrei Caracut finished with 20 points while Justine Baltazar and Samuel had 13 each for the Green Archers.              Box score: GILAS (97) –- Bolick 13, Paras 12, Rike 11, Nieto 9, Ravena 8, Tuffin 8, Tamayo 6, Alejandro 5, Sotto 5, Gozum 5, Tratter 4, Go 4, Tolentino 4, Mocon 3, Tolentino Vi 0. MAPUA (78) –- Pelayo 14, Jabel 14, Victoria 12, Aguirre 11, Lugo 9, Biteng 6, Bonifacio 5, Bunag 5, Gamboa 2, Nocum 0, Pajarillo 0, Serrano 0. Quarter scores: 25-21, 49-38, 72-64, 97-78.   SAN BEDA (72) -- Mocon 20, Tankoua 9, Eugene 8, Carino 8, Nelle 7, Tongco 6, Bolick 4, Soberano 4, Presbitero 2, Bahio 2, Cuntapay 2, Abuda 0, Doliguez 0, Cabanag 0. DLSU (70) -- Caracut 20, Baltazar 13, Samuel 13, Melecio 8, Santillan 6, Lim 6, Manaytay 2, Corteza 2, Go 0, Bates 0, Tolentino 0, Capacio 0, Dyke 0, Manuel 0. Quarter scores: 14-16, 37-30, 55-55, 72-70.   ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Brown returns, Tatum shines as Celtics beat 76ers 108-103

By Kyle Hightower, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 21 points and hit a pair of free throws in the closing second, and the Boston Celtics rallied from a 22-point deficit to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-103 on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Terry Rozier added 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. Marcus Smart finished with 19 points and five rebounds as the Celtics improved to 6-0 at TD Garden this postseason. They have never blown a 2-0 lead. Game 3 is Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in Philadelphia. J.J. Redick had 23 points for the 76ers, making five three-pointers. Robert Covington added 22 points and nine rebounds. Joel Embiid finished with 20 points, 14 rebounds and five assists, but rookie star Ben Simmons missed all four shots and had just one point. Philadelphia recovered after squandering its big lead to nudge back in front 93-88 midway through the fourth quarter. But an 11-4 run put Boston back in the lead 99-95 with less than four minutes to play. It was 101-97 when a missed Philadelphia jumper led to a 2-on-1 fast break and alley-oop dunk from Rozier to Tatum with 2:23 left. A layup by Dario Saric cut it to 104-101. But Al Horford was able to drive past Embiid for a layup with 8.3 seconds left. Saric scored out of a timeout to make it 106-103. The Sixers quickly fouled Tatum, who calmly hit a pair of free throws. Following an anemic offensive effort in Game 1, the Sixers looked rejuvenated early in Game 2, using a 14-2 run to begin the second quarter on their way to building a 48-26 lead. It didn’t last. The Celtics responded by ending the half on a 25-8 run. It included three straight three-pointers and a tip-dunk by Jaylen Brown, who returned to action after sitting out the series opener with a strained right hamstring. He came off the bench and played 25 minutes, scoring 13 points and grabbing four rebounds. The Sixers’ lead was completely erased midway through the third quarter, when Aron Baynes got a three-pointer to bounce in and put Boston in front for the first time. The lead grew to 76-68 on a baseline dunk by Tatum that capped a 50-20 Celtics run. Brown entered the game for the first time at the 7:14 mark of first quarter. It took less than a minute to make an impact. He missed his first shot attempt before chasing down a loose ball and sprinting ahead for a one-handed dunk . Prior to Thursday (Friday, PHL time), Brown had started every game he’d appeared in this season. It was his first time off the bench since Game 5 of last season’s Eastern Conference Finals. TIP-INS 76ers: Outrebounded the Celtics 49-41. ... Went 13-of-33 from the three-point line. Celtics: Went 15-of-36 from the three-point line. ... Held a 19-13 edge in fast-break points and 30-23 in bench scoring. SLOW START Despite Brown’s early highlight, the Celtics were sluggish early. They started off the game 0-for-5 and didn’t score until Smart’s three-pointer at the 8:37 mark of the first quarter. Horford (1-for-3), Rozier (0-for-4), Brown (1-for-4) and Marcus Morris (0-for-3) were a combined 2-for-14 in the period, allowing Philadelphia to build a 31-22. FACE OFF Brown caught an inadvertent slap across the face from Covington on a layup attempt late in the second quarter. Brown stayed down briefly as the Sixers proceeded to fast break. Following a Philly miss Brown, who was still standing under Boston’s basket, caught a long outlet pass and was fouled hard by Covington. But Brown wanted no part of Covington helping him to his feet, and violently brushed back his hand. CELEB SIGHTINGS Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill sat courtside for Game 2. Mill was released from jail last week after spending nearly five months behind bars on a probation violation. Rapper Gucci Mane sat across from the 76ers bench wearing a Brown jersey. The two met last year when Brown attended one of his concerts. Another Philly native, actor Kevin Hart, sat a few seats down from Gucci. Hart at times antagonized the TD Garden fans, drawing boos......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

UAAP Season 80 Men’s Football: Ateneo, De La Salle rekindle rivalry on the football pitch

Collegiate rivals Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University collide on the pitch for the first time this season as the Men’s Football Tournament of UAAP Season 80 rolls on Thursday at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium. Coming off their first win of the season, defending champions Ateneo look to keep their momentum going as they face off against a rejuvenated Green Archers squad. “Kung titignan natin, La Salle had a good start, yung frontline players nila ang worry ko ngayon, yung size, of course we need to be ready,” said Ateneo head coach JP Merida. Ateneo came back from a goal down to beat National University, 3-1, last Sunday, behind a spirited performance from birthday boy Jarvey Gayoso, who had his hand in all three of the defending champions’ goals, scoring one and assisting on the other two. Speaking of momentum, the Green Archers are riding a ton of momentum heading into this rivalry matchup. After their win over last season’s runners-up FEU a week ago, the Green Archers followed up with a dominant 2-0 win over Adamson University, Sunday. “It’s just another team. We’ll just play the same way we trained for.” said DLSU head coach Hans-Peter Smit. “There’s nothing special with any other team, just like us, there’s nothing special. It’s just whoever wants to win more, who has brought their A-game, and who wants to finish the game on a high note.” Ateneo and DLSU kick off at 4:00 PM.   In the morning game, another squad looks to remain unbeaten in the season as University of the Philippines meets Adamson University. The Fighting Maroons are riding high off their hot start, winning their first two matches against Ateneo and University of the East. The Soaring Falcons on the other hand try to get their first win of the season after back-to-back losses against University of Santo Tomas and DLSU. UP and Adamson kick off at 9:00 AM.   In the first televised matchup of the day, UST guns for their third straight victory against a struggling NU side. After getting bounced by eventual champions Ateneo in the Season 79 semis, the Growling Tigers are off to an impressive start, already scoring wins over FEU and Adamson. The same can’t be said for the Bulldogs, who after nearly making the playoffs a season ago, find themselves struggling and losing both of their first matches against UE and Ateneo. UST and NU kick off at 2:00 PM.   Catch the exciting UAAP men’s football action LIVE starting at 2:00 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD channel 166, Liga channel 83, Liga HD channel 186, and livestreaming on sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/uaap.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: FEU puts spotless record on the line

Far Eastern University returns to action Wednesday with its unbeaten record at stake when the Tamaraws face De La Salle University in the UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Tams are off to a good start, rolling past their first two assignments for a perfect 2-0 record and the solo hold of the lead. FEU will again be tested at 8:00 a.m. in a match that will air live on LIGA on SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD on SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream. Jude Garcia and JP Bugaoan powered the Tams to a 25-19, 27-29, 25-19, 25-19, win over the Adamson University Falcons last Saturday. After a five-set loss to open their campaign, the Green Spikers bounced back mightily with a 25-22, 25-23, 25-19, demolition of the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons. DLSU and UP are tied at fifth to sixth spots with 1-1 slates. Meanwhile, the Fighting Maroons and winless Falcons (0-2) clash at 10:00 a.m. The duel will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA on SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD on SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles          .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

UAAP Season 80 Men’s Football: DLSU shoots down Adamson for second straight win

Two matches in, two wins out for the rejuvenated De La Salle Green Archers as they picked up their second straight win after shooting down the Adamson Soaring Falcons, 2-0, Sunday at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in UAAP Season 80 Men’s Football action. It was a dominant performance on the Green Archers’ part, who controlled the tempo of the match from horn to horn, but it was their finishing that appeared to be a problem in the first 45 minutes of action. While the Green Archers managed to push the offense and get a handful of shots off, they just couldn’t get the ball into the back of the net as the scoreboards remained unaltered heading into halftime It wasn’t until the 72nd minute that DLSU finally got their shots to go in, as substitute Christian Zubiri gave the Green Archers their first point of the match. It didn’t take long for the Taft-based side to double up, as sophomore Marcus Garcia easily tipped the ball in to make it a two-nil advantage. Apart from those two conversions in that two-minute stretch for DLSU, Adamson keeper Carl Viray was on point, as he managed to deny a number of DLSU’s attempts. “A win is a win,” said DLSU head coach Hans Smit after the match, “But that doesn’t mean that I’m happy with the game. We lacked in the attack, we were doing well in the defense, in the midfield, but especially in the first half, they just softened up, they slowed down in the attacking third.” “I had to make some changes, and the guys that came off the bench did their jobs,” Smit added. With the win, the Green Archers join UP and UST at the top with two wins in two matches for six points. Adamson on the other hand, drops to two losses in two matches for zero points in the season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

San Beda shoots for fifth straight win, share of lead

Games Monday: (FilOil Flying V Centre, San Juan) 8:00 a.m. – EAC vs. CSB (jrs) 9:30 a.m. -- EAC vs. CSB (m) 11:00 a.m. –- EAC vs. CSB (w) 12:30 p.m. –- San Beda vs. Letran (w) 2:00 p.m. –- San Beda vs. Letran (m) 3:30 p.m. –- San Beda vs. Letran (jrs)   San Beda College returns to action on Monday seeking to move up to a share of the lead against Letran in the 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The unbeaten Lady Red Spikers behind the duo of Nieza Viray and Cesca Racraquin are on a four-game winning romp. The Mendiola-based squad looks to join repeat-seeking Arellano University at the top spot when the Lady Red Spikers troop to center court at 12:30 p.m. San Beda is coming off a 25-23, 25-14, 22-25, 25-15, win over Mapua University last Friday. Viray and Racraquin, who are averaging 16.5 and 15.5 points per game, respectively, will spearhead the Lady Red Spikers’ fight against the Lady Knights, who are fresh off a 28-26, 20-25, 26-24, 25-22 victory over Lyceum of the Philippines University last Thursday for a 2-2 win-loss record tied with San Sebastian College and College of St. Benilde. Meanwhile, CSB and Emilio Aguinaldo College clash at 11:00 a.m. The Lady Blazers are out to regain their winning ways after absorbing a four-set loss to the Lady Stags the last time out. The Lady Generals, on the other hand, are still on the hunt for the elusive first win this season. EAC and Mapua are the only remaining winless teams in the tournament, losing all of their previous four games. In men’s division, defending champion CSB (3-1) and EAC (2-2) meet at 9:30 a.m. while San Beda (3-1) and Letran (0-4) cross paths at 2:00 p.m. CSB-La Salle Greenhills and EAC open the playdate with their 9:00 a.m. match while San Beda and Letran will cap the day at 3:30 p.m. in the juniors division.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2018

PSL teams show wares in Bacolod

BACOLOD CITY-- Intense women’s volleyball action returns after a brief holiday lull as the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix resumes with an explosive triple-header today at the University of St. La Salle gymnasium in this beautiful city also known as the City of Smiles. F2 Logistics makes its….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

PVL on Tour: Valdez visits home province

Alyssa Valdez returns to her home province as the second leg of the Premier Volleyball League’s “PVL on Tour” visits Batangas City on Sunday. The former three-time UAAP Most Valuable Player will banner Creamline when the Cool Smashers face BanKo-Perlas at 6:00 p.m. at the Batangas City Sports Complex. Valdez will take a break from her stint as an import of Chinese Taipei club team Attack Line to participate in three legs of the PVL on Tour. She will also see action in the exhibition matches at the Iloilo Sports Complex on Oct. 17 and La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod the next day. “She (Valdez) will play in Batangas, Iloilo and Bacolod,” said Charo Soriano, whose group Grid Athletic Sports is co-organizing the PVL on Tour with the PVL. Pocari Sweat and BaliPure will collide in the second game at 7:30 p.m. Valdez skipped the Cool Smashers’ win over the Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors, 25-19, 29-27, 23-25, 25-22, win in the PVL on Tour’s first leg at the People’s Gym in Tuguegarao last Saturday. Perlas-Banko defeated the Grethcel Soltones-led Bali Pure in a come-from-behind 25-27, 22-25, 25-16, 25-19, 16-14 win in the other match.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 10th, 2017

Melecio, La Salle still have Adamson s number in UAAP 81

De La Salle University has re-asserted its mastery over Adamson University now in the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Battling back from a five-point deficit in the last three minutes of regulation and showing heart in overtime, the Green Archers got the better of the Soaring Falcons once more, 79-78, on Saturday at the MOA Arena. With the win, La Salle remains undefeated up against Franz Pumaren-coached Adamson – that’s seven straight wins since 2016. More importantly, with the win, the Taft-based team bounced back into the win column now at 4-3. “After that loss, we made sure na yung errors namin last game, ma-correct agad namin,” head coach Louie Gonzalez said post-game. It almost wasn’t meant to be as Sean Manganti put the Soaring Falcons up, 64-59, inside the last three minutes of the fourth quarter until Santi Santillan’s triple jolted life back into the Green Archers. Still, they were down by two with under a minute remaining before Aljun Melecio’s floater over the outstretched arms of Papi Sarr tied the tally and forced overtime. There, Santillan, Melecio, and Justine Baltazar got together for a 9-0 run and a 73-64 advantage in favor of their team. “Kahit may glitches pa rin, at least it’s good to see yung composure ng mga bata,” coach Louie said. Adamson would not quit, however, and Manganti’s triple pulled them to within 75-77 with 18.3 ticks to go on the clock only to see Kib Montalbo make good on two free throws to push La Salle ahead by four. Jerrick Ahanmisi hit another trey for the Soaring Falcons, but by then, only 0.5 seconds was left. Sent to the line, Melecio missed the first three throw and intentionally muffed again on the second to just let time run out. In the end, Melecio had 22 points on top of four rebounds and two assists while Santillan had 16 markers, nine boards, three dimes, and two blocks. Baltazar was also a force with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks of his own to help the Green Archers take control of solo fourth in the standings. For Adamson, Manganti topped the scoring column with 27 points and seven rebounds while Manganti had 23 markers, seven boards, and four assists to his name. Unable to finish off their opponents in regulation and unable to finish off their rally in overtime, however, they suffered a second straight setback and now stand in a three-way tie for the league lead at 5-2. BOX SCORES LA SALLE 79 – Melecio 22, Santillan 16, Baltazar 16, Caracut 8, Montalbo 8, Serrano 5, Bates 2, Manuel 2, Dyke 0, Go 0. ADAMSON 78 – Ahanmisi 27, Manganti 23, Sarr 9, Catapusan 5, Camacho 4, Lastimosa 3, Bernardo 2, Colonia 2, Espeleta 2, Magbuhos V. 1, Pingoy 0, Mojica 0. QUARTER SCORES: 22-16, 33-32, 49-49, 64-64, 79-78 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

NU, UE fight over fine finish to first round of UAAP 81

Games on Saturday at the MOA Arena 2:00 PM – UE vs NU 4:00 PM – Adamson vs La Salle National University and University of the East stand on even ground heading into their last assignment in the first round of the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Bulldogs and the Red Warriors are plotting to leave one another alone in the bottom of the standings after their matchup on Saturday at the MOA Arena. NU (1-5) hopes to put an end to its five-game slide even as UE (1-5) hopes to get another win for first-year head coach Joe Silva starting at 2:00 PM. As always, all of the action will be on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream. In the day’s other game at 4:00 PM, De La Salle University (3-3) stands in the way of a bounce back win for Adamson University (5-1). --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

UAAP: La Salle standing in way of bounce back win for Adamson

Games on Saturday at the MOA Arena 2:00 PM – UE vs NU 4:00 PM – Adamson vs La Salle Adamson University will have to bounce back for the very first time in the 81st Season of the UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament. That’s easier said than done, however, as up next for the Soaring Falcons is De La Salle University on Saturday at the MOA Arena. Adamson (5-1) is on the hunt for its first win in the Franz Pumaren era against the Green Archers (3-3) at 4:00 PM. As always, all of the action will be on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream. In the day’s other game at 2:00 PM, National University and University of the East, both at 1-5, fight over a fine finish to the first round. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Renaldo Balkman returns as Alab boosts ABL title-retention bid

MANILA, Philippines – Seeking to defend its throne in the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL), Alab Pilipinas brings back the man who helped it reach the pinnacle.  Renaldo Balkman is set to reinforce the Philippine ball club as it sees action in the 2018-2019 season of the regional basketball league.  Alab head ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Ateneo stays hot, drubs La Salle for 5th straight win

Ateneo made a mincemeat of De La Salle to draw first blood in the renewal of their famed rivalr, and cap Saturday’s UAAP action at the MOA Arena. Source link link: Ateneo stays hot, drubs La Salle for 5th straight win.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Ateneo stays hot, drubs La Salle for 5th straight win

Ateneo made a mincemeat of De La Salle to draw first blood in the renewal of their famed rivalr, and cap Saturday's UAAP action at the MOA Arena......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

UAAP: Spa and buffet lead to relaxed basketball from Growling Tigers

The UST Growling Tigers can thank a day away from basketball for playing one for their finest games this UAAP season. As the 19-time UAAP champions' current squad consist a young core, with six rookies at the helm, their tendency is to break down if a fiery coach like Aldin Ayo puts pressure on them. On the day following their devastating 27-point loss against the De La Salle Green Archers at the Mall of Asia Arena, the mentor told his guys to relax and forget hoops for a while, with the dividends clearly showing in UST's win over the UE Red Warriors. "Ang ginawa namin, wala munang basketball. They went to a spa, nag-buffet. After classes, nag-relax ‘yung mga bata. Walang ginawa. They detached themselves from basketball," Ayo said of the move. He then reduced the usual practice time from four to five hours down to merely an hour, with the rest of the time devoted to reviewing film. That, Ayo said, relieved his players of stress and rejuvenated them for Saturday's game. His players then repaid him by raining 16 three-pointers, five more than their two-point conversions. Rookie of the Year candidate CJ Cansino also tallied a huge double-double of 17 points and 17 rebounds, undoubtedly one of the best marks by any player this season. "Na-relax tuloy ‘yung mga bata. I can say that it was effective kasi maganda ‘yung resulta eh. Pero titingnan naming kung ano gagawin namin sa next game namin [vs UP on Wednesday]. Ayo also did his part by not writing marching orders on the whiteboard before the game, "no pointers" as he put it, and noticed that the young Tigers were more relaxed that way.  Even though it worked this time, the former Letran and La Salle coach said that the relaxation approach may not work against every opponent, thus taking it on a case-to-case basis.  "Sabi ni Renzo [Subido], ‘Coach, we overdo it sometimes. Sometimes, sobrang kulang naman. Sabi ko sa kanila, ‘Let’s meet halfway, let’s moderate things.’ Every time we moderate things, nagiging balanse eh. So ‘di naman sobra, ‘di naman kulang. Galing kay Renzo ‘yun.” __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Perps battles Baste to keep playoff push going in NCAA 94

Games on Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Centre 2:00 PM – San Sebastian vs Perpetual 4:00 PM – San Beda vs CSB University of Perpetual Help is clinging on to the fourth and final playoff berth in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Altas want nothing more than to tighten their grip on said playoff berth in the face of a charge sure to emanate from San Sebastian College-Recoletos on Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Perps (9-5) is out to defend its place inside the playoff picture while the Golden Stags (4-10) are out to make things murky at 2:00 PM. All of the action will be on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream. In the day’s other game at 4:00 PM, College of St. Benilde (8-6) commences the tough stretch of its schedule up against San Beda University (13-1). Meanwhile, the CSB-La Salle Greenhills Junior Blazers (12-2) seek to get closer to a playoff incentive in dueling the San Beda Red Cubs (10-4) at 12:00 PM. There will also be a matchup between the Perpetual Junior Altas and the San Sebastian Staglets, both 5-9, at 10:00 AM. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

NCAA: CSB commences tough stretch up against San Beda

Games on Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Centre 2:00 PM – San Sebastian vs Perpetual 4:00 PM – San Beda vs CSB Three of the last four games of College of St. Benilde in the elimination round of the 94th Season of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is up against the top three teams. The Blazers begin that tough stretch on Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Centre as they face defending champion San Beda University. The Red Lions (13-1) remain on the hunt for the top-seed while CSB (8-6) is determined not to fall farther behind the top four in the standings starting at 4:00 PM. All of the action will be on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream. In the day’s other game at 2:00 PM, University of Perpetual Help (9-5) battles San Sebastian College-Recoletos (4-10). Meanwhile, the CSB-La Salle Greenhills Junior Blazers (12-2) seek to get closer to a playoff incentive in dueling the San Beda Red Cubs (10-4) at 12:00 PM. There will also be a matchup between the Perpetual Junior Altas and the San Sebastian Staglets, both 5-9, at 10:00 AM. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Rivero, PH team go 0-2 in day 1 of Fiba 3×3 U23 World Cup

The Philippines put up a valiant effort but came up empty in Pool C play at the start of the Fiba 3x3 U23 World Cup Wednesday at Xi'an China. The Filipinos, bannered by promising star Ricci Rivero, dropped their first two games against Slovenia and top-ranked Serbia. Rivero and company suffered a 21-14 decision before taking a 21-16 setback at the hands of the Serbians. The PH team, which is also composed of former University of Santo Tomas big man Jeepy Faundo and high school standouts RJ Abarrientos and Rhayyan Amsali, goes on a break on Thursday. The Philippines returns to action on Friday against Turkmenistan at 5 p.m. and China at 8:40 p.m....Keep on reading: Rivero, PH team go 0-2 in day 1 of Fiba 3×3 U23 World Cup.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018