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MPBL: Batangas wards off Mandaluyong; Caloocan subdues GenSan 

The Batangas City Athletics flashed vintage form to keep the Mandaluyong El Tigre at bay, 61-57, Thursday night in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarOct 12th, 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

At least 24 teams to do battle in MPBL’s second conference

The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) is just getting started in its aim of giving a bigger stage for players from all over the country the chance to shine. And now, the upstart league will have a 24-strong stable of squads all ready and raring to push it farther. “The vision of the league is to give a chance to homegrown players. Now may 24 teams tayo, we’re still striving to be a place for many more homegrown players,” commissioner Kenneth Duremdes said in the league-wide owners’ meeting on Wednesday at the Raffles Hotel in Makati. Last month, the MPBL closed the curtain on what was a successful first conference with the Batangas Athletics topping nine other teams to win the league’s inaugural championship. Then, the Bataan Defenders (now Risers), Bulacan Kuyas, Caloocan Supremos, Imus Bandera, Muntinlupa Cagers, Navotas Clutch, Paranaque Patriots, Quezon City Capitals, and Valenzuela Classic rounded out the leaderboard. Now, at least 14 new squads will be challenging both Batangas and the already established league hierarchy. Joining the MPBL are the the Cebu Sharks, Davao Occidental Tigers, General Santos Warriors, Laguna Heroes, Makati Skyscrapers, Mandaluyong El Tigre, Manila Stars, Pasay Voyagers, Pampanga Lanterns, Pasig Pirates, San Juan Knights, and Zamboanga Valientes. Rizal and Marikina are also new members of the league, but their monickers are yet to be determined. Meanwhile, Basilan and Sta. Rosa have also signified their intent to compete, but their memberships are yet to be finalized. Whatever the final number of teams is, Duremdes has no doubt that the league will only be bigger and better in its second conference tipping off in June. “You can expect every game to be a full-packed game. Yun yung naging initial success ng liga - yung nakakalaro yung sinasabi nating local heroes,” he said. League owners are still discussing the format, scheduling, and venues of the tournament as of press time. What’s sure is that the games will all be in Luzon. “Big thanks to our teams from the south kasi they all agreed na yung games nila, Luzon muna,” the commissioner said. If and when any from Cebu, Davao Occidental, General Santos, or Zamboanga make the playoffs, though, then the MPBL will have to consider granting them home games. “Kung nakapasok sila ng playoffs, who knows, yun yung chance nila to host home games,” Duremdes remarked. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Makati routs Caloocan; Mandaluyong stuns Bulacan in MPBL

The Makati Super Crunch smothered the Caloocan Supremos, 79-57, on Monday to continue their rise in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

GenSan, Basilan upset Bulacan, Manda in MPBL

It was a night of upsets in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Anta-Datu Cup last Tuesday as General Santos and Basilan, two teams from Mindanao, pulled off shocking victories over fancied rivals to boost their playoff aspirations. The Gen San Warriors overcame a sloppy first half with a more solid effort in the next 20 minutes to turn back the Bulacan Kuyas in a low-scoring game, 56-43, at the JRU Gym in Mandaluyong. Held to an all-time low 12 points at the half, the Warriors worked double time on the defensive end and limited the Kuyas to only 20 points in the second half. With their defense starting to work wonders, the Warriors then unloaded 24 more points than their rivals’ total second half production to pull off a come from behind victory.  It was the third straight win by Gen San which has now forged a four-way tie for the fourth to seventh spots along with Zamboanga, Bacoor, and Laguna in the Southern Division, all of them carrying 4-4 win-loss slates. Delmar Mahaling finished with 15 points while Marlon Basco chipped in 11 for the Warriors, who held the Kuyas to 43 points, the lowest produced by any team in a game. In playing their worst game ever, the Kuyas absorbed their third loss in nine games. Basilan completed the night of upsets with a stunning 70-68 against of Mandaluyong which lost a game playing in front of its hometown crowd for the first time in the tournament. The Steel came out to spoil the home party as Clark Bautista and Dexter Garcia combined forces in the fourth quarter. It was the fourth win in nine games for the Steel who also dealt the El Tigre their second loss in eight matches......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Parks sets MPBL record in El Tigre win; GenSan holds on

Ray Parks notched another double-double and this time, the Mandaluyong El Tigre ended up winning after beating Zamboanga Valientes, 71-61, in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup Saturday night at Imus Sports Complex in Cavite. Parks collected 13 points and an MPBL record 15 assists to lead the El Tigre to their first win. The 6-foot-4 guard's sterling showing came 10 days after recording 21 points and 10 rebounds in his MPBL debut in an 86-74 loss to the Muntinlupa Cagers at Araneta Coliseum. Meanwhile, the General Santos Warriors also chalked up its first victory after holding off the Imus Bandera, 79-73. Leomer Losentes led the way for the Warriors with 20 poi...Keep on reading: Parks sets MPBL record in El Tigre win; GenSan holds on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

MPBL inaugural champ Batangas sends statement at expense of QC

Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League inaugural champion Batangas has wasted no time in proving it remains one of the top teams now in the 2018 Anta Datu Cup. Leaning on former pros Bong Galanza and Dennice Villamor, the Athletics fought off a late rally by expansion team Quezon City for a 95-90 decision on Wednesday at the Caloocan Sports Complex. Galanza, who last played for Mahindra (now Columbian), was red-hot in his league debut and wound up with a game-high 28 points while former Ginebra Gin King Villamor had for himself a 20-point, 12-rebound double-double in their season-opening win. It was also those two who connived in the fourth, delivering the clutch makes even as the Capitals had a 31-point outburst in the quarter. The two new recruits were backstopped by a couple of players who had already played for Batangas when they won the championship last conference. Paul Varilla tallied 15 points, seven rebounds, and five assists while Teytey Teodoro chipped in 11 markers of his own. QC was at the losing end in its debut even after ex-PBA D-League standout Jay Collado’s 21-point, 12-rebound effort as well as 19 points from former University of Sto. Tomas hero Jojo Duncil. Meanwhile, home team Caloocan made good use of its homecourt advantage, burying Pasig in the final frame for a 91-81 come-from-behind win. The Supremos (1-0) had six players in double-digits led by Mar Villahermosa who had 18 points on top of six rebounds and three assists. Bernzon Franco paced the Pirates (0-1) with 15 points. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Batangas City perfect at home; Muntinlupa wins

BATANGAS CITY — No matter how difficult it is, there’s no place like home for the Batangas City Athletics-Tanduay in the MPBL-Anta Rajah Cup. The Athletics struggled in the early goings but recovered their usual deadly form in the second half before fashioning out an 86-75 triumph over the Caloocan Supremos-Longrich at the Batangas City […] The post Batangas City perfect at home; Muntinlupa wins appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Caloocan Supremos try to stay alive vs Batangas City Athletics

MANILA, Philippines — The Caloocan Supremos hope to stay alive as they tangle with the Batangas City Athletics today in a crucial MPBL-Anta Rajah Cup match a.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

PNP tags Manila, 4 other Metro Manila cities as election hotspots

PNP tags Manila, 4 other Metro Manila cities as election hotspots Rappler Caloocan, Malabon, Mandaluyong, and Pasay are also listed as election hotspots......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Poll hotspots: 4 Metro cities areas of concern - Manila Standard

Poll hotspots: 4 Metro cities 'areas of concern' manilastandard.net The police consider Pasay, Mandaluyong, Caloocan and Malabon as areas of concern because of suspected election-related inci.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Bataan keeps rising in MPBL

The Bataan Risers are now beginning to pick up their second wind in the 2018-2019 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup, this after the squad posted yet another tough win last Monday at the packed People’s Center in Bataan.   Bataan has added Muntinlupa to its growing list of victims as the up and coming squad repulsed last season’s runner-up, 67-63, to continue staying on top of the standings. The win enabled the  Risers to improve their win-loss record to 19-2. They are the No.1 seed in the tough northern division and are already assured of a top four berth and home court advantage in the playoffs.   But head coach Jojo Lastimosa would rather want to see his team staying on top for a better reason.   “If we get the No.1 spot, we’ll be having home court advantage in each round in the playoffs,” added Lastimosa. “We want to win our remaining games as we want to carry the momentum all the way to the playoffs.”   Beating Muntinlupa was a great test and the Risers were able to live up to the challenge posed by the formidable Cagers team that battled the host squad toe-to-toe.   The biggest play of the night happened in the closing seconds of the game made possible by prized guard Yvan Ludovice.   Picked up in the free agency after being released by Pasay, Ludovice challenged the defense of Muntinlupa then fed Rob Celiz for the marginal basket that ensured the Risers’ victory.   Muntinlupa suffered its third straight loss and fell to a 12-8 card. It’s the second time this season that the Cagers have lost three in a row and the latest setback put them just half a game ahead of closest pursuer Batangas City Athletics in the southern division.   Earlier, Laguna turned to Ralph Olivarez and frontliner Raymond Ilagan as the Heroes outplayed the Valenzuela Classic, 74-66, in    Olivarez finished with 20 points while Ilagan had a double-double performance of 15 points and 17 rebounds as the Heroes stayed in the hunt for a playoff berth by improving their win-loss record to 10-13, good for eighth spot.   The loss was a crucial one for Valenzuela, which dropped to an 8-14 record and fell to 11th spot. Its chances of catching a top eight berth has been reduced from slim to none at all. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Manila subdues stubborn Pasig to move up in MPBL north division – FOX Sports Philippines

Manila subdues stubborn Pasig to move up in MPBL north division  FOX Sports Philippines MANILA scuttled a stubborn Pasig side to score a 111-98 win and temporarily moved up in second place of the tough northern division early Wednesday … Source link link: Manila subdues stubborn Pasig to move up in MPBL north division – FOX Sports Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

Makati s MPBL win run goes on; QC gets payback on Manda

Makati picked up where it left off in the latter stretch of 2018 and started the new year on a winning note to extend their streak in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup. The Super Crunch outlasted the Pasig Pirates, 76-71, to sustain their winning run and notch their ninth straight victory.  With the win, Makati has improved its win-loss record to 15-4 to climb into a tie for third spot with idle San Juan in the tough northern division of this tournament. But in picking up their latest win, the Super Crunch had to endure a hard test and head coach Cholo Villanueva admitted his squad’s struggles. “You can see that we’re a bit sluggish. This is our first game in three weeks and most of the players are still on a vacation mode,” added Villanueva. “But this win means a lot because we were able to climb to third spot and has a chance to improve further.” Leading the way for the Super Crunch was veteran Mark Isip, who knocked in 11 of his 19 points in the opening quarter to keep a hold of the rest of the team. The Super Crunch extended their winning run to nine a row and they are the second hottest team in the tournament after the Tigers of Davao Occidental, who are having a 12-game winning streak. Joseph Sedurifa added 12 while Jeckster Apinan and John Rey Villanueva had 11 apiece for Makati. Pasig absorbed its 15th loss in 18 games to stay at the cellar. Earlier, Quezon City settled an old score with Mandaluyong by winning, 86-76, in the other game. It was a rematch of the game that was ordered to be replayed after the Capitals filed a protest on the El Tigre for fielding in Ronjay Buenafe, who was ineligible to play......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Manila slashes Batangas, moves to 2nd in North

Manila invaded Batangas City to bring down the streaking Athletics and assume solo second in the tough northern division of the MPBL Datu Cup at the Batangas City Coliseum......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

Makati cruises to eighth win in a row in MPBL

Makati kept its streak going and notched its eighth straight win in its last elimination game of the year in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup at the Batangas City Coliseum last Wednesday.   The Super Crunch outplayed the Pasay Voyagers, 67-59, to fortify their chances of moving up further in this tournament. After picking up their 14th win in 18 games, the Super Crunch are now within striking distance of the third-seed San Juan Knights in the northern division. But host team Batangas City was not as successful in extending its winning run, this after Manila played the spoiler’s role.     The Stars turned to Chris Bitoon to lead them in a thrilling 80-79 win over the Athletics that stopped the host team’s seven-game win run.   Bitoon finished with 13 points, including the go-ahead layup that propelled Manilato its 15th win in 18 games, just a game behind tournament leader Bataan Risers.   The loss was the seventh in 18 games for the Athletics.     Bitoon, the spitfire guard, delivered the crucial basket in the last five seconds of the game as his getaway layup proved to be the difference..   The Athletics had one last chance of salvaging a win, but Jhaymo Eguilos missed a jumper, allowing the Stars to snatch their third straight since losing to San Juan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

MPBL: Batangas Athletics vs Manila Stars | 1st Half | December 19, 2018 – Manila Video

MPBL DATU CUP 2018 Live! #mpbl #DatuCup #LigaNgBawatPilipino December 19, 2018 Venue: BATANGAS CITY COLISEUM 1st Game: Makati Super Crunch vs Pasay Voyagers 2nd Game: Batangas Athletics – Tanduay vs Manila Stars MPBL-Robust Energy Capsule The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) is a regional men’s semi-professional basketball league in the Philippines. The MPBL originated with… link: MPBL: Batangas Athletics vs Manila Stars | 1st Half | December 19, 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Anderson shines in MPBL General Santos

Gerald Anderson returned to General Santos City amidst the warm welcome from the local folks here as the celebrity baller played solid in helping the Marikina Shoemasters to a 76-62 win over the Mandaluyong El Tigre in the MPBL Datu Cup at the Lagao Gymnasium here......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

2018 PBA Draft Baller Breakdown: Bong Quinto

Ever since he was a young boy who grew up playing 3-on-3 streetball in Barangay Pasong Tamo, Quezon City, Kierjohn “Bong” Quinto dreamed about making it to the PBA. Tomorrow, his lifelong dream will finally be realized. The only question is, which team will draft the NCAA’s best small forward? STRENGTHS At 6’1”, Quinto was a match up problem for any team that faced the Letran Knights. Because of his strength, there was nobody in the NCAA who could handle him in the post. Quinto would attack the defense any way he wanted. If the defender was smaller, he would usually back him down and shoot a fadeaway. If the defender was bigger, he would face-up and make a powerful move towards the basket. Either way, it was easy money for Quinto. In his fifth and final season with the Knights, Quinto ranked 8th in scoring averaging 15.1 points a contest. He also averaged 8.1 rebounds and 6.5 assists, solid all-around numbers that earned him a spot in the Mythical Five. Prior to participating in Season 94, Quinto helped the Batangas City Athletics win the inaugural MPBL Championship, proof that he is experienced enough and ready for the physicality of the big boys in the PBA. WEAKNESSES At 6’1”, Quinto might be too small to be a forward in the PBA. Right now, he is labelled as a “tweener”. So, assuming he would have to play shooting guard, there’s a lot of aspects in his game that he has to work on. The first and obvious thing would be his shooting. Quinto only took 22 three-point attempts the entire NCAA season and made seven of them. He also rarely took mid-range jumpers because he didn’t have to. His shooting is a huge question mark as of the moment. In order to be effective in the pros, Quinto will have to show everybody that he has a shot because his “bully ball” style of play will not work on every one at this level. Another thing he will have to improve on is his speed. Although Quinto has shown surprising athleticism at times especially when he would dunk the ball during fast break opportunities where he found himself uncontested, his speed does not blow you away. If he really does makes the transition to the two in the PBA, he might have to shed off some excess pounds to be able to keep up with explosive guards like Chris Newsome or Terrence Romeo.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

Caloocan routs Pampanga, keeps hopes alive in MPBL

The chase for a top eight berth in the MPBL Datu Cup remains doable for the Caloocan Supremos and on Wednesday night, the Longrich-backed squad played its best game of the season on its way to a 78-62 win over the Pampanga Lanterns-ADG Construction at the Caloocan Sports Complex......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

The MANILA STARS are CAPITALIZING on the MISTAKES of the GENSAN WARRIORS – Manila Video

MPBL DATU CUP 2018 Live! #mpbl #DatuCup #LigaNgBawatPilipino December 10, 2018 Venue: PEOPLES CENTER CAPITOL DRIVE, BALANGA CITY, BATAAN 1st Game: General Santos Warriors vs Manila Stars 2nd Game: Bataan Risers vs San Juan Knights The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) is a regional men’s semi-professional basketball league in the Philippines. The MPBL originated with… link: The MANILA STARS are CAPITALIZING on the MISTAKES of the GENSAN WARRIORS – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018