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Pirates put on cruise control vs Altas en route to solo second in NCAA 95

Lyceum of the Philippines University sailed to sole possession of the second spot in the NCAA 95 Men’s Basketball Tournament after outclassing University of Perpetual Help, 89-74, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Reymar Caduyac masterfully orchestrated the Pirates all-out offensive that eventually ended as their eight win in 11 games. Caduyac was at the controls as they went on a 11-0 tear that widened a four-point gap, 57-53, late in the third period to a 68-53 edge early in the final frame. "Reymar is the barometer of our team. Isa siya sa taga-tame sa speed namin," head coach Topex Robinson said of his so-called barometer who wound up with 11 points, nine assists, six rebounds, and two steals. Marcelino twins Jaycee and Jayvee as well as Mike Nzeusseu flanked him, as always, and they only built on their momentum in with a 17-5 run for an 85-65 lead late in the game. In the end, JCM had 21 points, eight rebounds, and two assists while Nzeusseu also had his own 21 markers, five boards, and two dimes. JVM chipped in 10 points, four rebounds, and three assists as well to help LPU yet again nudge ahead from the thick of things in the standings. On the other hand, the Altas suffered their second straight setback and seventh overall in 10 games. Tonton Peralta topped the scoring column for them in this one with 20 points while Ben Adamos and Jielo Razon chimed in 15 and 12 markers, respectively. BOX SCORES LPU 89 - Marcelino JC 21, Nzeusseu 21, Caduyac 11, Marcelino JV 10, David 5, Guinto 4, Ibanez 3, Navarro 3, Tansingco 3, Pretta 2, Remulla 2, Santos 2, Valdez 2, Laurente 0, Yong 0 PERPETUAL 74 - Peralta 20, Adamos 15, Razon 12, Aurin 9, Charcos 4, Martel 4, Sevilla 4, Barasi 2, Cuevas 2, Tamayo 2, Lanoy 0 QUARTER SCORES: 22-22, 40-39, 66-53, 80-74 —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnSep 12th, 2019

Red Cubs survive Jr. Pirates to stay as top team in NCAA 95

STANDINGS San Beda 7-1 Arellano 5-2 LPU 5-3 CSB-LSGH 5-3 JRU 4-4 Letran 4-5 Perpetual 4-5 Mapua 3-5 San Sebastian 2-5 EAC 1-7 San Beda High School had to go deep into its bag of tricks to be able to put away very game Lyceum of the Philippines University, 99-97, in overtime, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Little-known Dom Cabanero's midrange jumper with under 40 ticks to go proved to be the difference between the two teams fighting over the top spot in the NCAA 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament. "Talagang fighter talaga yang batang yan. Buti, matapang talaga yung bata," a beaming head coach Manu Inigo said post-game. Cabanero would not have had that chance, however, if not for Tony Ynot and Justine Sanchez who connived in the last three minutes of the extra period to overturn a three-point deficit and tie the tally at 97-all. There was still time for the Jr. Pirates to make something happen, but both Mac Guadana and John Barba were well-defended and muffed on their inside baskets. In the end, Cabanero had eight points to his name while Sanchez and Yukien Andrada both posted 19 markers and nine rebounds. Rhayyan Amsali also just missed out on a triple-double with 18 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds, and two steals. Showing character when it mattered most, the Red Cubs retained solo first in the standings now at 7-1. "Yung LPU, gusto rin talaga manalo kasi pagtinalo nila kami, no. 1 sila so sinabi talaga namin sa players, dapat ready kami. Alam ko nga, talo na, pero buti na lang, binigay pa rin sa amin," coach Manu said. The pleasant surprise of heroics from Cabanero spoiled a big-time 31-point outing by Guadana to go along with seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Barba and Jae Omandac posted their own double-doubles with the former finishing with 22 points and 11 rebounds and the latter ending with 21 markers and 10 boards. All of those still weren't enough, however, as LPU sank to 5-3. Meanwhile, both Colegio de San Juan de Letran and University of Perpetual Help got their campaigns back on track with victories versus separate foes. First, the Squires overwhelmed San Sebastian College-Recoletos with their balanced attack for a 72-64 decision. Lenard Santiago and Joshua Ramirez were the only ones in double-digit scoring with 14 and 13 points, respectively, but Shawn Umali, Andrei Romenez, CJ Saure, and Stacey Tibayan each also added seven markers for the blue and red which has now won four of its last six following a 0-3 start to the season. Also standing at 4-5 are the Jr. Altas who braved through a late rally by Emilio Aguinaldo College for a well-earned 71-70 win. Perps was in control for majority of the matchup until the Brigadiers battled back to even notch a one-point lead inside the final minute. Emman Galman, however, would take matters into his own hands and hit a floater over the outstretched arms of two defenders for what proved to be the game-winner. That was the biggest make of his total of 16 points on top of seven rebounds and three assists while rookie John Escalante chippined in a career-best 21 markers. With their respective losses, the Staglets fell to 2-6 and the Brigadiers fell to 1-7 BOX SCORES FIRST GAME LETRAN 72 - Santiago 14, Ramirez 13, Argente 11, Umali 7, Romenez 7, Saure 7, Tibayan 7, Tolentino 2, Cauguiran 2, Flauta 1, Omega 1, Lim 0, Cabal 0, Miranda 0, Delas Alas 0 SAN SEBASTIAN 64 - Janao 14, Darbin 14, Are 10, Concha 8, Perez 6, Una 4, Balo 4, Dailo 3, Gomez 1, Bulasa 0, Lustina 0, Brizo 0 QUARTER SCORES: 22-15, 38-29, 54-44, 72-64 SECOND GAME PERPETUAL 71 - Escalante 21, Galman 16, Kawamura 10, Orgo 8, Cuevas 7, Gelsano 6, Angeles 2, Nunez 1, Dela Cruz 0, Balazuela 0 EAC 70 - Balowa 22, Ilustrisimo 17, Cabuhat 11, Dandoy 8, Sanosa 6, Calipco 4, Macaraya 2, Sollestre 0, Rodrin 0, Mejia 0, Baruelo 0, Reyes 0 QUARTER SCORES: 16-7, 34-25, 53-48, 71-70 THIRD GAME SAN BEDA 99 - Sanchez 19, Andrada 19, Amsali 18, Ynot 16, Cabanero 8, Pascual 6, Llarena 3, Delfino 3, Oftana 3, Nicdao 2, Pelipel 2, Valencia 0, Alao 0, Alcantara 0, Peregrina 0. LPU 97 - Guadana 31, Barba 22, Omandac 21, Montano 10, Panganiban 6, Garro 3, Garing 2, Gamlanga 1, Ragasa 1, Dejelo 0, Santos 0, Dumon 0, Caringal 0, Caduyac 0, Gudmalin 0. QUARTER SCORES: 23-12, 47-36, 67-56, 87-87, 99-97. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2019

NCAA Season 95: Lady Altas score back-to-back wins

It wasn’t a pretty win but University of Perpetual Help head coach Macky Carino felt that his squad showed guts in carving out a 25-27, 25-23, 26-24, 14-25, 17-15, victory over Lyceum of the Philippines University for their second straight win in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Down big in a fourth set meltdown, the Lady Altas displayed nerves of steel in the frantic race to the finish in the deciding frame to improve to 2-1 win-loss record.      Jhona Rosal led Perpetual with 20 points anchored on 17 kills including the game-clinching hit while adding 16 excellent receptions and 10 digs. Bianca Tripoli had 19 markers while setter Jenny Gaviola got 10 points and dished out 13 excellent sets for the Lady Altas.   Carino admitted that the Lady Pirates seemed to be their perennial problem in the elimination round. Taking down LPU has never been easy for the Las Pinas-based squad in the past couple of seasons. “Last year din, five sets din kami niyan,” recalled Carino. "So parang, actually third game din namin 'yan against them, five sets din kami. So ngayon, at least ngayon, kahit papaano lumusot kami.” The Lady Altas went down as much as 12 points in the fourth and had to save a match point in the fifth after wasting an 11-9 lead.   “Pangit ng performance ng team ko ngayon, iba pa rin 'yung hindi sanay sa laruan, kulang sa experience,” said Carino, whose squad survived an error-filled outing after giving away 40 points off miscues. “Although majority naman ng nasa lineup ko, doon sa first six ko, naka-experience ng championship. Pero hindi pa rin sapat eh.” The Lady Altas saw their lead in the fifth evaporate and even went down, 14-13, after Shyra Umandal sent her serve wide. Tripoli broke the block in the next play before Hannah Suico gave Perpetual the match point advantage, 15-14. Tripoli sent her serve short for a 15-15 tie but a costly attack error by LPU’s Jacq Acuna off an overreceive by the Lady Altas set up Rosal’s game winner. The Lady Pirates suffered their third loss in as many games despite the efforts of Ciamelle Wanta, Alexandra Rafael and Mary Joy Onofre, who all scored 15 points each. Acuna finished with 15 while Monica Sevilla got 10 for LPU. Meanwhile, the two-time defending champion Altas made short work of the Pirates, 25-22, 33-31, 25-20, for a 3-0 record for the solo top spot in the men's division. Louie Ramirez exploded for 23 points with 22 coming off attacks while Ronniel Rosales had 15 for Perpetual, which won their 14th straight game overall since Season 93. LPU remained winless in three games. In juniors play, five-time defending champion Junior Altas improved to 3-0 after beating the Junior Pirates, 25-17, 25-17, 25-15.              --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2020

Perpetual Help Altas turn back Lyceum tossers in NCAA

Jhona Rosal led the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta with 20 points in a closely-fought encounter with the Lyceum Lady Pirates en route to a 25-27, 25-23, 26-24, 14-25, 17-15 triumph yesterday in the 95th National Collegiate Athletic Association women’s volleyball tournament......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 21st, 2020

NCAA 95: Junior Pirates remain on the right track in semis bid

Lyceum of the Philippines University beat Jose Rizal University, 70-69, on Friday to fuel its drive for a semifinals seat in the NCAA Season 95 juniors basketball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.      John Barba led the Junior Pirates with 19 points, Gyle Montano had 17 while McClaude Guadania posted 14 points as LPU improved to 11-6 win-loss slate at solo second spot behind semis-bound San Beda University (16-1). The Light Bombers fell to 8-8 mark. Condrad Famaranco registered 15 points, Jan Sy got 13 while Gholam Garcia and Mark Joson had 10 markers each for JRU. Meanwhile, Yuki Kawamura waxed-hot in the first quarter to power University of Perpetual Help to an 81-77 win over Letran. Kawamura accounted for half of the Junior Altas’ 28 points in the opening period that gave Perpetual enough cushion to keep the Squires at bay for a 6-10 slate. Kawamura scored 20 points to lead the Junior Altas while Angelo Gelsano and John Escalante had 16 and 15 markers, respectively. Ed Galoy added 11 points for Perpetual. Letran dropped to 7-10 card. Andrei Romenez scored 15, Charles Saure had 12 while Joshua Ramirez and Shawn Umali posted 11 markers each in a lost cause for the Squires.   The Scores: First Game: PERPETUAL (81) -- Kawamura 20, Gelsano 16, Escalante 15, Galoy 11, Cuevas 9, Orgo 7, Nunez 2, Ignacio 1, Banaticla 0, Angeles 0, Manuel 0, Balazuela 0. LETRAN (77) -- Romenez 15, Saure 12, Umali 11, Ramirez 11, Santiago 9, Tibayan 7, Cabal 7, Tolentino 3, Omega 2, Argente 0, Delas Alas 0, Lim 0. Quarters: 28-17, 41-37, 60-59, 81-77.   Second Game: LYCEUM (70) -- Barba 19, Montano 17, Guadana 14, Omandac 9, Garing 4, Panganiban 4, Garro 3, Caduyac 0, Dejelo 0, Dumon 0, Caringal 0, Ragasa 0. JRU (69) -- Famaranco 15, J. Sy 13, Garcia 10, Joson 10, Icban 7, Medina 4, Ganut 3, W. Sy 3, Gentalan 2, Fortuna 2. Quarters: 21-14, 38-36, 55-52, 70-69......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2019

Pirates eyesolo second versus Altas

Lyceum of the Philippines eyes solo second place as it squares off with Perpetual Help even as San Sebastian and St. Benilde fight for solo fourth spot in the 95th NCAA basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2019

NCAA: Lady Altas survive upset scare

University of Perpetual Help had some anxious moments early before weathering Mapua University's upset scare, 20-25, 24-26, 25-18, 25-12, 15-6, Friday for its third straight win in the NCAA Season 95 women's volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre. Bianca Tripoli led the way on offense with 20 points and provided the leadership as the Lady Altas recovered from a slow start to turn back the Lady Cardinals to improve to 3-1 win-loss record. Tripoli accounted for 20 of the Las Pinas-based squad's 60 attack points while Jhona Rosal had 15 markers. Shyra Umandal posted 14 points while Dana Persa and Charina Scott finished with 13 and nine markers, respectively, for Perpetual. Mapua fell to 1-2 slate. Lorraine Barias scored 15 points with all but one coming off attacks and added 11 digs for the Lady Cardinals. Skipper Alissa Magallanes had 11 markers while Jonina Fernandez tallied 10 for Mapua. Meanwhile, the defending two-time champion Altas hammered a 25-15, 25-17, 20-25, 25-15, win over the Cardinals for to remain unscathed in four outings for the solo lead. Louie Ramirez had 15 attacks, three aces and a kill block for a 19-point outing while Ronniel Rosales got 17 markers for Perpetual. Mapua absorbed its third straight defeat in as many outings. Alfredo Pagulong, Benedict San Andres and Raje Hizon fired 12 points each in a lost cause. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

NCAA Season 95: Lady Blazers strike down Lady Altas

Rookies Gayle Pascual and Mycah Go announced their entry in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball with inspired performances in College of St. Benilde’s, 25-17, 14-25, 25-17, 25-20, win over University of Perpetual Help on Friday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. Pascual, a transferee from University of Sto. Tomas, anchored the Lady Blazers’ offense with 15 points with all but one coming off attacks while Go, a product of Hope Christian School, displayed an all-around game with eight points, 15 digs and seven excellent receptions. Jade Gentapa added 12 markers, Diane Ventura had nine while alternate setter Cloanne Mondonedo tallied 13 excellent receptions for CSB, which is looking to get back on the throne since winning it all in 2016. CSB head coach Jerry Yee started his newcomers in all four sets while limiting the minutes of his veterans Klarisa Abriam, who is nursing an ankle injury, setter Jewel Lai while Marites Pablo rode the bench all game long.     His rotation worked wonders in the first frame before crumbling in the second. “Siguro po kasi kami po ang naglaro sa first two sets na mga rookies so parang napi-feel pa namin ang pressure,” said Go. “Sa first set yun nga nakuha namin tapos nung second set siguro kasalanan namin kasi nag-relax kami.” The Lady Blazers opened a 7-1 lead in the third to control the frame. CSB then opened a 17-12 lead in the fourth and held on late as Perpetual tried to fight back. Costly errors by the Season 94 runner-up Lady Altas, including a wrong server violation that put CSB at match point, did them in in the end.     Jhona Rosal finished with 14 points while Bianca Tripoli and Dana Persa had 10 markers each for Perpetual.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

NCAA Season 95: Lady Chiefs begin four-peat bid

Arellano University fields a solid and intact core as the Lady Chiefs begin their four-peat bid on Friday in a clash with Lyceum of the Philippines University in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Winners of four titles in the last five years, the Lady Chiefs’ campaign to extend their dynasty gets underway at 12 noon and will air via iWant.    Arellano U’s vital cogs in their previous conquests will be back, led by reigning Most Valuable Player Necole Ebuen and two-time Finals MVP Regine Arocha. Also making their return are Princess Bello, Carla Donato, Mikaela Juanich and setter Sarah Verutiao, who will pilot the Lady Chiefs’ offense after the departure of veteran playmaker Rhea Ramirez. The Lady Pirates, on the other hand lost two key players after Cherilyn Sindayen and Bien Juanillo exhausted their playing eligibility, and will bank heavily on holdovers Monica Sevilla, Mikaela Wanta and Alexandra Rafael. Meanwhile, last year’s runner-up University of Perpetual Help plunges into action at 2:00 p.m. in a clash with pre-season favorite College of St. Benilde. The Lady Altas saw the departure of scoring leader Cindy Imbo and setter Necelle Gual after Season 94’s championship stint. But the Macky Carino-mentored squad remains formidable with holdovers Jhona Rosal, Shyra Umandal and Bianca Tripoli. The Lady Blazers are out to prove their pre-season billing true with a good mix of veterans and young guns led by Klarisa Abriam, Marites Pablo, Michelle Gamit and setter Jewel Lai. Rising stars Mycah Go and Gayle Pascual, who displayed great potential in CSB’s stint in the PVL last year, are also expected to add depth to the Lady Blazers, who won the crown four years ago. The opening ceremony is set at 11:00 a.m. Arellano U and LPU will clash in the men’s division at 9:30 a.m. while grandslam-seeking Perpetual opens its campaign in an early Finals rematch with CSB at 3:30 p.m. In the juniors division, LPU and Arellano U meet in the curtain-raiser at 8:00 a.m. while five-time defending champion Perpetual collides with CSB-La Salle Greenhills at 5:00 p.m.        --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020

Balanza, Saints take fight out of Heroes in NCAA All-Star

Jerrick Balanza's winning streak continues in the NCAA 95 All-Star Game. Battling back from 18 points down in the last eight minutes, Balanza and Team Saints got the better of very game Team Heroes for a well-earned 113-111, Tuesday at MOA Arena. Fresh off a championship run for Colegio de San Juan de Letran, the graduating guard came up clutch for Team Saints and converted 3-of-4 charities in the final minute to complete their comeback from an 82-100 deficit at the 7:23 mark of the final frame. Balanza wasn't on the floor, though, when Team Saints detonated their blast. Rather, it was University of Perpetual Help's Edgar Charcos and San Sebastian College-Recoletos' RK Ilagan who were at the spearhead of the charge, with the former scoring seven and the latter scoring six points in the 21-6 run that put them ahead, 108-106. Jio Jalalon's, the pride of Arellano University, short stab tied the tally at 108-all with under two minutes left, but it was at that point that the King Knight's aggressiveness led to four free throws, all but one he hit. Jalalon's connection with former running mate Kent Salado yet again pulled Team Heroes within one, 110-111, with 24.2 ticks to go, but San Beda University's Clint Doliguez and Ilagan's splits from the stripe sealed the deal once and for all for their side. In the end, Balanza had 13 points, four rebounds, and two assists en route to being recognized as All-Star Game MVP while Doliguez and Ilagan also added nine and seven markers, respectively. Altas big man Ben Adamos topped the scoring column for Team Saints with 18 points on top of nine rebounds to help Letran remain inside the winners' circle even in the exhibition game. Completing the lineup for the winners are College of St. Benilde's Aaron Umlas, Unique Naboa, and Justin Gutang; Letran's Rey Nambatac and Bonbon Batiller; Perpetual's Justine Alano and Edgar Charcos; San Beda's Ryusei Koga and AC Soberano; and San Sebastian's Chris Baluyot and Alvin Capobres. For Team Heroes, Chiefs center Justine Arana showed the way with 22 points, seven rebounds, four blocks, and two assists while Jalalon and Salado merged for 17 markers, eight boards, and seven assists. Marcelino twins Jayvee and Jaycee also made Lyceum of the Philippines University proud with the former finishing with 22 points, five rebounds, and four assists and the latter ending with 12 markers, three boards, and two dimes. Rounding out their roster are LPU's Kevin Lacap, Sidney Onwubere, JP Maguliano, and Jethro Mendoza and JP Maguliano of Emilio Aguinaldo College, Ry Dela Rosa and Agem Miranda of Jose Rizal University, and Arvin Gamboa and Noah Lugo of Mapua University BOX SCORES SAINTS 113 - Adamos 18, Balanza 14, Umlas 11, Doliguez 9, Charcos 8, Ilagan 7, Nambatac 7, Batiller 6, Capobres 6, Alano 6, Naboa 5, Soberano 5, Baluyot 4, Gutang 4, Koga 3. HEROES 111 - Arana 22, Marcelino JV. 22, Jalalon 14, Marcelino JV. 12, Gamboa 10, Maguliano 8, Miranda 7, Onwubere 5, Mendoza 5, Dela Rosa 3, Salado 3, Lugo 0. QUARTER SCORES: 26-35, 47-62, 75-92, 113-111 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 26th, 2019

San Beda rekindles rivalry with Letran in NCAA 95 Finals

Game on Tuesday at MOA Arena 4:00 p.m. - San Beda vs Letran San Beda University and Colegio de San Juan de Letran wage war for all the glory as the best-of-three Finals in the NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament begins, Tuesday. The Red Lions, coming off a 27-day break, hope to waste no time roaring once more especially as the highly motivated Knights come charging for them in the middle of the MOA Arena floor. One of the most heated rivalries in all of the Philippines gets rekindled at 4:00 p.m. As always, all of the action will be on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and livestream. San Beda is shooting for another four-peat and, more importantly, a season sweep. However, it will first have to overcome a long layoff as it last played last October 17. Letran, meanwhile, has just won back-to-back knockout bouts en route to its first Finals since its championship in 2015. The Jrs. Finals also commences at 1:00 p.m. as the San Beda Red Cubs do battle with the LPU Jr. Pirates in a best-of-three series. For the first time ever, the best and brightest young talent in the country will be on livestream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 12th, 2019

NCAA 95: LPU makes history as Staglets, Greenies, Braves don t take of business

STANDINGS San Beda 17-1 (twice-to-beat) LPU 11-7 (twice-to-beat) San Sebastian 10-8 (Final Four) CSB-LSGH 10-8 Arellano 10-8 JRU 9-9 (eliminated) Letran 8-10 (eliminated) Perpetual 7-11 (eliminated) Mapua 5-12 (eliminated) EAC 2-15 (eliminated) Lyceum of the Philippines University was not playing on Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. And yet, the Jr. Pirates are the biggest winners as they made history thanks to Mapua High School's triumph over College of St. Benilde-La Salle Green Hills, University of Perpetual Help's victory versus San Sebastian College-Recoletos, and Jose Rizal University High School's win against Arellano High School. The Red Robins came from behind to clamp down on the Jr. Blazers, 64-60, and thus, the former prevented the latter from clinching a playoff berth. Dan Parinas and Jonnel Policarpio made their presence felt inside with the former finishing with 13 points and seven rebounds and the latter ending with 13 markers and six boards in the now-dethroned champions' fifth win in 17 games. "Eto yung isa sa pinakamasarap na panalo," head coach Yong Garcia said post-game. "Ang goal naman talaga namin, mag-improve lang nang mag-improve. Parte pa rin nun ito." Megan Galang also had 11 points and nine rebounds as Mapua exacted revenge on its new-age rival in the biggest way possible as, with the win, they forced CSB-LSGH into a tie for one of the remaining spots in the next round. They are tied with the Staglets who themselves, were frustrated by the Jr. Altas earlier in the day, 76-81. Yuki Kawamura waxed hot for 21 points while Kyle Cuevas posted a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double to help Perps close its campaign at 7-11. With a win in its last game in the season, the Las Pinas-based squad looked like it had complicated matters for Baste. That didn't last long, though, as in the last game of the day, the Light Bombers silenced the Braves, 70-62. Fred Ganut topped the scoring column with 19 points while Celsus Fortuna and Condrad Famaranco chimed in 11 and 10 markers, respectively. Behind a total team effort, JRU ascended to a 9-9 finish while at the same time arranging a three-team logjam for its conquered foes. With their sorry losses, all of CSB-LSGH, San Sebastian, and Arellano ended the elimination round at 10-8, standing on even ground for the third to fifth spots. All of them will now have to go through stepladder playoffs to determine who will complete the cast for the Final Four as well as the seeding there. With the highest quotient among the three teams, the Staglets are assured of playing in the Final Four as they can only wind up either as third- or fourth-seed. The Jr. Blazers and Braves, meanwhile, will figure in a knockout bout on Tuesday for the right to stay alive and challenge Baste for the three-seed. Amidst all these complications, idle LPU sailed to its first-ever Final Four appearance in school history on the strength of those sorry losses for their fellow playoff hopefuls. Sporting an 11-7 slate, the Jr. Pirates are not only assured of a spot in the next round, but are also assured of a twice-to-beat advantage once there. Meanwhile, the Red Robins still have one assignment on their schedule - a game against Emilio Aguinaldo College on Tuesday. There, they only hope to close their campaign with three wins in a row. "'Di pa tapos. Dapat ganito pa rin kami sa last game namin," coach Yong said. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME PERPETUAL 81 - Kawamura 21, Orgo 13, Cuevas 12, Galoy 11, Gelsano 8, Manuel 7, Balazuela 5, Banaticla 4, Dela Cruz 0, Angeles 0, Nunez 0 SAN SEBASTIAN 76 - Janao 20, Bulasa 13, Are 8, Barroga 7, Lustina 7, Aguilar 6, Perez 5, Concha 4, Darbin 4, Una 2, Gomez 0 QUARTER SCORES: 18-16, 34-38, 57-52, 81-76 SECOND GAME MAPUA 64 - Parinas 13, Policarpio 13, Galang 11, Parial 8, Tadeo 6, Lugo 5, Fransman 4, Mercado 3, Castor 1, Jugo 0, Ejercito 0 CSB-LSGH 60 - Palencia 16, Manansala 12, Calimag 11, Arguelles 9, Macalalag 6, Reyes 3, Dimaunahan 2, Panlilio 1, Valenzuela 0, Quiambao 0, Arciaga 0, Estil 0 QUARTER SCORES: 14-17, 30-35, 49-51, 64-60 THIRD GAME JRU 70 - Ganut 19, Fortuna 11, Famaranco 10, Garcia 7, Icban 6, J. Sy 5, Medina 5, Joson 5, Gentalan 2, Salvacion 0, Lenon 0, W. Sy 0. ARELLANO 62 - Recto 13, Lopez 11, Nepomuceno 11, Salinel 9, Tolentino 5, Sahali 4, Cuenco 4, Javier 3, Tan 2, Lime 0, Sablaon 0, Templonuevo 0, Villarante 0, Rellama 0. QUARTER SCORES: 20-13, 31-29, 51-39, 70-62. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2019

NCAA 95: San Beda seeking to close in on elimination round sweep

Games on Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre 12:00 p.m. - Perpetual vs CSB 2:00 p.m. - San Beda vs Mapua 4:00 p.m. - EAC vs LPU San Beda University is getting closer and closer to a clean sweep of the elimination round of the NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament. Only, the next obstacle for the Red Lions, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre, is a Mapua University side that has been flying high as of late. The defending champions shoot for their 16th win in as many games even as the Cardinals shoot for a much-needed bounce back win at 2:00 p.m. As always, all of the action will be on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and livestream. At the same time, Lyceum of the Philippines University is getting closer and closer to the second-seed and the other twice-to-beat advantage, but will have to take care of business against Emilio Aguinaldo College at 4:00 p.m. There will also be a matchup between struggling squads in College of St. Benilde and University of Perpetual Help at 12:00 p.m. Jrs. action will then see the San Beda Red Cubs out to dethrone Mapua High School at 10:00 a.m. There will also be matchups between the LPU Jr. Pirates and the EAC Brigadiers at 6:00 p.m. and the CSB-La Salle Green Hills Jr. Blazers and the Perpetual Jr. Altas at 8:00 a.m. For the first time ever, the best and brightest young talent in the country will be on livestream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2019

NCAA 95: Marcelino-led LPU cuts Letran down to size anew

Lyceum of the Philippines University has the number of Colegio de San Juan de Letran thus far in the NCAA 95 Men’s Basketball Tournament as the former has now swept the latter in the elimination round. Marcelino twins Jaycee and Jayvee propelled the Pirates anew and the Knights just couldn’t keep up, 97-90, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Jaycee soldiered on even after being ill the past five says and still scored 25 points, all but five in the second half, on top of three rebounds and two assists while twin Jayvee had his own two markers, three dimes, three steals, and two boards. "Yesterday lang siya bumalik (sa practice). He just played his heart out today," a beaming head coach Topex Robinson said post-game. Reymar Caduyac was also there, scoring six of LPU’s last nine points as they strengthened their stranglehold on solo second now at 10-3. With the two teams tied at 75-all in the last seven minutes, JCM scored six points in an 8-2 spurt that sent them ahead, 83-77. Larry Muyang still kept Letran coming and they were only down by three, 85-88, with 2:24 left only to see Caduyac take charge and seal the deal in their fourth win in a row. In the end, Caduyac scored 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals while Mike Nzeusseu also added 16 markers, nine boards, and two dimes as the Pirates repeated their season opener where they also took down the Knights. "It's not about Letran, but it's how we play as a team. These men played their hearts out," coach Topex said. For the Knights, Muyang pounded in 16 points, four rebounds, and three blocks while rookie Kurt Reyson also turned in a career-best 20 points. All of those were all for naught, though, as they dropped to 9-5. BOX SCORES LPU 97 - Jc. Marcelino 25, Caduyac 20, Nzeusseu 16, Ibanez 12, David 11, Tansingco 4, Pretta 3, Jv. Marcelino 2, Valdez 2, Guinto 2, Santos 0, Navarro 0. LETRAN 90 - Reyson 20, Muyang 16, Ular 14, Caralipio 8, Batiller 7, Ambohot 7, Balanza 6, Olivario 4, Javillonar 4, Mina 3, Yu 1, Pambid 0. QUARTER SCORES: 23-20, 40-44, 71-66, 97-90. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 27th, 2019

NCAA 95: Squires breathe life into playoff hopes by bringing down Jr. Pirates

STANDINGS San Beda 13-1 Arellano 8-6 CSB-LSGH 7-6 JRU 7-6 LPU 7-6 San Sebastian 7-6 Letran 7-7 Perpetual 5-7 Mapua 4-9 EAC 1-11 Colegio de San Juan de Letran is charging forward right into the thick of things in the NCAA 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament. The Squires pulled off their second upset in three days, this one a convincing 83-71 victory versus Lyceum of the Philippines University, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Lenard Santiago outworked everybody else and wound up with a 24-point, 13-rebound double-double while Shawn Umali had his own six markers, 15 boards, seven assists, and three blocks. The 6-foot-2 energizer forward did the most damage inside the last eight minutes, with all but three points in the 11-6 run that increased a four-point edge, 56-60, to a 71-62 lead. Mac Guadana yet again pulled the Jr. Pirates within five, 69-74, with 2:18 left only to see Santiago, CJ Saure, and Joshua Ramirez keep them at bay once and for all. Saure wound up with 12 points and six rebounds while Ramirez had 10 markers, four boards, and three assists to his name. Shawn Argente also added 18 points as Letran powered right through erstwhile second-running LPU all the way to a 7-7 standing. They remain behind five other teams, but they also remain in the thick of things with as many as eight teams vying for the last three playoff berths. "Sinasabi ko sa kanila, medyo alanganin na kami, pero one game at a time lang tayo. Kunin natin, lahat nang nakatalo sa atin, balikan natin," birthday boy head coach Raymond Valenzona said post-game as his team took down playoff hopefuls College of St. Benilde-La Salle Green Hills and LPU in a span of three days. On the other hand, the Jr. Pirates absorbed their third loss in a row and sixth overall in 13 games. Starting the day in a share of second and then moving to solo second due to CSB-LSGH's loss earlier, they now find themselves in a four-team logjam for the third to sixth spots. Pacing the boys from Cavite were Guadana and Barba, as always, with the former finishing 20 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals and the latter ending with 17 markers, nine boards, and two dimes. BOX SCORES LETRAN 83 - Santiago 24, Argente 18, Saure 12, Ramirez 10, Tolentino 8, Umali 6, Cabal 2, Romenez 2, Omega 1, Delas Alas 0, Tibayan 0, Flauta 0. LPU 71 - Guadana 20, Barba 17, Panganiban 12, Dejelo 10, Omandac 7, Garro 2, Ragasa 2, Gudmalin 1, Garing 0, Montano 0, Gamlanga 0, Caduyac 0. QUARTER SCORES: 20-12, 44-26, 56-47, 83-71. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 27th, 2019

PVL: CSB, Ateneo out to secure last semis seats

College of St. Benilde and Ateneo de Manila University try to clinch the last two remaining Final Four seats on Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Blazers battle winless TIP in Group B at 10:00 a.m. while the Lady Eagles take on also-ran University of Perpetual Help at 12:00 noon in their Group A encounter. All games are available on iWant and via livestream. Adamson University and University of Sto. Tomas are through to the semifinals after completing a five-game sweep of Group A and Group B, respectively. CSB sports a 3-1 win-loss record behind the Tigresses and is coming of a straight sets demolition of NCAA champion Arellano University last week. The Lady Blazers are tipped to be at the advantage in terms of firepower against the Lady Engineers, who are listless in four games, behind a solid crew of Klarisa Abriam, Gayle Pascual, Michelle Gamit and Mycah Go. Meanwhile, the Lady Eagles are raring to rebound from a stinging four-set loss to Adamson last week that snapped their three-game winning streak. Ateneo is hard-pressed to win over the upset-seeking Lady Altas to avoid the complication of playing San Beda University (3-2) in a playoff for the last semis seat. Expected to make her return is Faith Nisperos, who skipped the Lady Eagles' last game because of a viral infection. Perpetual is on a three-game slide and holds a 1-3 card. Meanwhile, Far Eastern University (2-2) and Lyceum of the Philippines University (1-3) clash at 8:00 a.m. in the other Group B action. The Lady Tams can force a playoff for the last semis spot if FEU defeats the Lady Pirates and CSB loses to TIP.     ---      Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 14th, 2019

NCAA 95: CSB seeks to stop slide at expense of Baste

Games on Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre 2:00 p.m. - CSB vs San Sebastian 4:00 p.m. - Perpetual vs LPU San Sebastian College-Recoletos and College of St. Benilde are trending in opposite directions in the NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament. The Golden Stags are out to stretch their streak to five wins in a row even as the Blazers are out to get back on track, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Baste and Benilde go at it with a share of second up for grabs starting at 2:00 p.m. As always, all of the action will be on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and livestream. The day will also see a showdown between Lyceum of the Philippines University and University of Perpetual Help at 4:00 p.m. Jrs. action will then pit the CSB-La Salle Green Hills Jr. Blazers against the San Sebastian Staglets at 10:00 a.m. and the LPU Jr. Pirates against the Perpetual Jr. Altas at 12:00 p.m. For the first time ever, the best and brightest young talent in the country will be on livestream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 12th, 2019

PVL: Lady Eagles eye second win

Ateneo de Manila University guns for its second straight win when the Lady Eagles take on San Sebastian College in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Saturday. Coming off a win to start their campaign in Group A, the Lady Eagles are looking to keep its hold of the lead and add Lady Stags to their list of victims in their 10:00 a.m. affair and will be available via iWant and livestream. Rookie Faith Nisperos introduced herself last week as she led the reigning UAAP champion Ateneo to a 25-16, 22-25, 25-13, 25-20, win over Letran. Nisperos will again anchor the Lady Eagles charge with Vannie Gandler, Erika Raagas, Jules Samonte and setter Jaja Maraguinot while veteran Ponggay Gaston is expected to make her debut after skipping last week’s game after feeling under the weather. The Lady Stags, on the other hand, want to rebound from a 24-25, 22-25, 25-2, 17-25, loss to University of Perpetual Help last Sunday. Meanwhile, the Adamson University Falcons and Lady Altas meet at 12:00 noon with both teams putting their unblemished records at stake in the other Group A clash. Rookie Lucille Almonte teamed up with Ceasa Pinar and sophomore Trisha Genesis on offense to power the Lady Falcons to a 25-18, 25-22, 25-16, sweep of San Beda University last week.   In Group B, NCAA champion Arellano University squares off with Lyceum of the Philippines University at 8:00 a.m. The Lady Chiefs defeated TIP, 25-12, 25-7, 25-13, to begin their campaign while the Lady Pirates absorbed a 18-25, 13-25, 21-25, beating at the hands of University of Sto. Tomas last week.   ---       Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2019

Jr. Pirates scare off Braves to seize solo second in NCAA 95

STANDINGS San Beda 7-1 LPU 6-3 CSB-LSGH 5-3 Arellano 5-3 JRU 4-4 Letran 4-5 Perpetual 4-5 Mapua 3-5 San Sebastian 2-5 EAC 1-7 John Barba and Mac Guadana were not letting Lyceum of the Philippines University get denied a shot at school history in the NCAA 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament and propelled the Jr. Pirates right through Arellano High School, 81-64, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Guadana remained a force with 16 points, seven assists, four rebounds, and two steals while Barba remained on the rise with 19 markers, five boards, and two dimes. Those two remained the fuel for the Jr. Pirates' drive back into the win column now at 6-3. More importantly, those two allowed the Cavite-based squad to register its best first round finish in school history. "Masaya kami kasi first time lang sa history ng Lyceum na second kami sa dulo ng first round," a more than satisfied head coach JC Docto said post-game. Impact rookie Gyle Montano and returning forward Matthew Ragasa also provided a big boost off the bench with the former finishing with 12 points and four rebounds and the latter ending with 10 markers and seven boards. Thanks to that total team effort, LPU wasted no time in moving forward following a close loss to traditional powerhouse San Beda High School last Tuesday. Still, coach JC and his wards know full well they haven't won anything yet. As he put it, "Swak pa rin naman sa goal namin. Ang goal namin, top 1 o top 2 kasi mga nakaraang season, goal namin top 4 tas lagi kaming nabitin." He then continued, "So kailangan pa namin mag-work hard lalo." For the Braves, Adrian Rellama fronted the effort with 13 points, eight rebounds, and four assists while Chris Recto also added 11 markers and six boards. BOX SCORES LPU 81 - Barba 19, Guadana 16, Montano 12, Ragasa 10, Garing 8, Omandac 7, Caduyac 3, Garro 3, Panganiban 3, Dumon 0, Gamlanga 0, Caringal 0, Santos 0, Dejelo 0, Gudmalin 0. ARELLANO 64 - Rellama 13, Recto 11, Nepomuceno 9, Villarante 9, Tolentino 7, Salinel 5, Lopez 4, Lime 2, Sahali 2, Templonuevo 2, Cuenco 0, Sablaon 0, Tan 0. QUARTER SCORES: 22-14, 37-31, 60-50, 81-64. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2019

San Beda-LPU, Letran-Baste go to war in NCAA 95

Games on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre 12:00 p.m. - San Sebastian vs Letran 2:00 p.m. - EAC vs Perpetual 4:00 p.m. - LPU vs San Beda The top two teams in the last two year's finally meet again in the ongoing NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament. Defending champion San Beda University puts its perfection on the line against Lyceum of the Philippines University, runner-up of the previous two tournaments, in the middle of the Filoil Flying V Centre floor on Tuesday. The highly anticipated Finals rematch tips off at 4:00 p.m. and, as always, all of the action will be on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and livestream. The game day begins with a showdown just as intense when Colegio de San Juan de Letran rekindles its rivalry with San Sebastian College-Recoletos at 12:00 p.m. Meanwhile, University of Perpetual Help plays its first game sans head coach Frankie Lim who is said to be on leave at 2:00 p.m. opposite Emilio Aguinaldo College. In Jrs. action, the LPU Jr. Pirates have their sights set on another statement win at the expense of the league-leading San Beda Red Cubs at 6:00 p.m. There will also be matchups between the Letran Squires and the San Sebastian Staglets at 8:00 p.m. and the Perpetual Jr. Altas and the EAC Brigadiers at 10:00 a.m. For the first time ever, the best and brightest young talent in the country will be on livestream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2019

NCAA 95: Spotless CSB gets challenged by streaking LPU

Games on Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre 12:00 p.m. - Perpetual vs San Beda 2:00 p.m. - JRU vs Mapua 4:00 p.m. - CSB vs LPU College of St. Benilde remains unscathed in the NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament, but coming right for them is smooth sailing Lyceum of the Philippines University. The Blazers stake their spotless slate while the Pirates put their five-game win run on the line in the clash of titans in the middle of the Filoil Flying V Centre floor, Friday. Starting at 4:00 p.m., CSB is out to ace its toughest test thus far in the season even as LPU is out to stretch its streak ahead of its rematch with the defending champions. As always all of the action will be on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and livestream. Also hoping for a morale-boosting win ahead of the rematch of last year's Finals is San Beda University which will take on a University of Perpetual Help side on a downward spiral at 12:00 p.m. while Mapua University is hoping its newfound groove will take it even farther at the expense of Jose Rizal University at 2:00 p.m. In Jrs. action, defending champion Mapua Red Robins also seek a bigger boost for its playoff push when they take on the dangerous JRU Light Bombers at 10:00 a.m. There will also be big-time battles between league-leading San Beda Red Cubs and daring Perpetual Jr. Altas at 8:00 a.m. as well as between second-running CSB-La Salle Green Hills Jr. Blazers and fourth-running LPU Jr. Pirates at 6:00 p.m. For the first time ever, the best and brightest young talent in the country will be on livestream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019