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Revellers blast Titans by 38 points

MANILA, Philippines – Jeff Viernes exploded for 35 points as the Che’Lu Bar & Grill Revellers rolled past the AMA Online Titans, 139-101, in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Thursday, July 12 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. New recruit Levi Hernandez also came up big for the Revellers, ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJul 12th, 2018

Revellers crush Titans, regain PBA D-L lead

Jeff Viernes exploded for 35 points as Che’Lu Bar and Grill clobbered winless AMA Online Education, 139-101, to wrest the solo lead in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Revellers cruise past Titans for second PBA D-League win

  MANILA, Philippines – The Che’Lu Revellers banked on a dominant 4th quarter to whip AMA Online Education Titans, 111-95, and improve to 2-1 in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Thursday, June 14, at the Ynares Sports Arena.  Chris Bitoon unloaded 23 points to go with 7 rebounds and 5 assists as the Revellers pulled ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Chris Bitoon carries Coffee Lovers to fifth-seed

Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare snagged the five-seed in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup playoffs, eviscerating AMA Online Education by 46, 136-90, on Thursday Pasig's Ynares Arena. Chris Bitoon quickly made his presence felt, unfurling 21 of his 31 points in the first half as the Coffee Lovers slowly established the 60-45 advantage. Trevis Jackson joined in the party, missing out on a triple-double after pouring 26 markers, 10 assists, and nine boards. Aris Dionisio also added 13 points, eight rebounds, and two blocks while Raymond Rubio and CJ Catura both had 11. “Maganda ito para sa amin. Ready lang kami kasi alam namin na mabigat ang kalaban sa quarters,” said coach Jinino Manansala. Gamboa-St. Clare actually forced a three-way tie for the fourth spot at 7-4, but will take the fifth-seed due to an inferior quotient to Che’Lu-San Sebastian College-Recoletos. The two teams will meet in the quarterfinals starting Tuesday, with the Revellers owning the twice-to-beat bonus. The Coffee Lovers made the most of their final elimination game as they went on a 49-percent shooting and outrebounded the Titans, 63-49. Kent Lao scored 26 points, on top of two rebounds and two assists. He was supported by Andre Paras’ double-double effort of 17 markers and 13 boards in the AMA defeat. The Titans closed out the conference with a 1-10 record and a seven-game losing skid. BOX SCORES GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 136 — Bitoon 31, Jackson 26, Dionisio 13, Catura 11, Rubio 13, Hallare 9, Decano 8, Penaredondo 8, Jumaquio 6, Pare 5, Alcober 4, Fontanilla 4. AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 90 — Lao 21, Paras 17, J. Escalambre 13, C. Escalambre 11, Quijano 9, Velasquez 6, Antonares 5, Carpio 4, Andaya 2, Garcia 2. QUARTER SCORES: 25-27, 60-45, 97-70, 136-90......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Falcons blast Titans, soar to solo second in D-League

Jerrick Ahanmisi starred as Akari-Adamson University drubbed AMA Online Education, 100-89, to snag a solo second in the Philippine Basketball Association Developmental League (PBA D-League) Aspirants’ Cup 2018 on Monday at the Pasig City Sports Center. Ahanmisi fired a game-high 26 points built on a fiery 7-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc, propelling the Soaring [...] The post Falcons blast Titans, soar to solo second in D-League appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018

Skippers cruise to third win in a row by shutting down AMA

Marinerong Pilipino cruised to its third straight victory in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup as it drowned AMA Online Education, 109-93, on Monday at the Pasig Sports Center. Gab Banal anchored the victory with 20 points, 14 rebounds, and four assists as the Skippers fired a superb 7-0 opening blast to seize control of the game, 36-16, at the end of the first quarter. They would hold on to that lead, not letting the Titans get to within 10 as they improved to 4-2 in the standings. “The key here is understanding what we want to do, what we want to achieve. Everything just fell into place,” said coach Koy Banal Rian Ayonayon also added 18 markers, six boards, five dimes, and four blocks in the all out attack where all but one of the 14 players who entered the game logged a field goal. Marinerong Pilipino was just stellar on both offense and defense in the tussle, shooting on a 47-percent clip which was bolstered by its 30 assists, while also controlling the boards, 61-44. Arvin Tolentino led AMA Online Education with 18 points and eight rebounds while Robbie Manalang got 15 markers, four boards, and four dimes as the Titans fell to 1-4. BOX SCORES MARINERONG PILIPINO 109 — Banal 20, Ayonayon 18, Lopez 9, Pasaol 9, Eboña 8, Robles 8, Babilonia 6, Subido 6, Toth 6, Tratter 6, Olivares 5, Iñigo 4, Tolentino 4, Terso 0. AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 93 — Tolentino 18, Manalang 15, Cañete 13, Lao 12, Martinez 7, Taganas 7, Celso 6, Garcia 6, Andaya 4, Escalambre 3, Bragais 2, Antonares 0. QUARTER SCORES: 36-16, 61-46, 88-76, 109-93......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

Baste-backed Revellers get jump on Titans to get back on track

Che'Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian College-Recoletos banked on its veterans late to pull off an 83-79 victory versus AMA Online Education on Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at the Ynares Arena in Pasig.   Former pro Samboy de Leon delivered seven of his 21 points in the payoff period, while also collecting six rebounds and two assists as the Revellers’ bounced back from an 82-83 loss to Wangs Basketball-Colegio de San Juan de Letran three days ago.   Michael Calisaan also provided stability in the paint, racking up 12 markers and 10 boards while Alfred Batino had 11 points and 11 rebounds as Che’Lu Bar & Grill -San Sebastian had to battle back from an early 14-point hole, 7-21.   “We’re supposed to lose with the way we played the game,” said coach Stevenson Tiu, who waas obviously disappointed with the Revellers’ slow start.   “Every game, laging slow start kami. Kahit anong adjustment, ganoon pa rin kaya hindi namin makuha yung rhythm namin,” he said. “We just had the decision to go to the veterans. Thankfully, nag-respond naman sila.”   RK Ilagan shot 6-of-11 from threes to top Che’Lu-San Sebastian with 22 points, five rebounds, and four assists.   The Revellers now rise to 2-1 while dropping AMA to 0-3.   Robbie Manalang saw his sensational debut go down the drain as he tallied 28 points, three rebounds, and two assists in the defeat.   Genmar Bragais added 16 markers and 13 boards while Carlo Escalambre had 13 points and five rebounds for the Titans.   BOX SCORES   CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 83 — Ilagan 22, De Leon 21, Calisaan 12, Batino 11, Bulanadi 8, Faundo 6, Jeruta 2, David 1, Costelo 0, Santos 0. AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 79 — R. Manalang 28, Bragais 16, Escalambre 13, Matillano 10, Porter 7, Paras 5, Antonares 0, Carpio 0, Garcia 0, Jordan 0, P. Manalang 0, Salonga 0.   QUARTER SCORES: 18-21, 35-39, 56-58, 83-79......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Opening today

  Abay Babes Directed by Don Cuaresma; stars Cristine Reyes, Nathalie Hart, Meg Imperial, Roxanne Barcelo, Kylie Verzosa High school buddies reunite to act as bridesmaids in the wedding of their gawky pal, who was the class clown. Reyes recalls that she had a blast "jamming with the girls between takes ... because we were naturally at ease with each other." Verzosa points out: "I have this desire to be a really good ... actress, not just an artista."   Nakalimutan Ko Nang Kalimutan Ka Directed by Fifth Solomon; stars Alex Gonzaga, Vin Abrenica, Jerald Napoles, Candy Pangilinan Girl goes to a medical center for the brokenhearted, to erase memories of a f...Keep on reading: Opening today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Player of the Week Tankoua put San Beda on his shoulders vs Letran

In what could be his final San Beda-Letran rivalry game, Donald Tankoua made sure that he and the Red Lions would come out on top. Last Tuesday, San Beda held an imposing 22-point lead, 67-45, on archrival Letran with 6:19 left in the game. The Red Lions forgot one thing, however, and let their guards down and saw the Knights storm back with a 19-0 blast. "If we lost this game, I should probably blame myself for that because I gave everybody a chance to play and the other guys who came in just simply didn’t want to really step up," lamented head coach Boyet Fernandez. "They thought it was already a won game for us." With Robert Bolick fouling out with less than a minute left, San Beda needed someone it could lean on to stop the bleeding. It was Tankoua who heeded the call, knocking down a clutch basket that eventually gave the Red Lions a 74-68 win. Because of his herculean effort that saw him finish with 19 points and nine rebounds, the 6-foot-6 Cameroonian was hailed as the Chooks-to-Go/NCAA Press Corps Player of the Week. Though getting the victory, last season's Finals MVP hopes that this serves as a wake up call for his teammates that they could never sleep on anyone the rest of the way. "What happened happened and I think that we should realize that we really have to work hard in every game," the 23-year-old big man said. Tankoua bested Lyceum's Jaycee Marcelino, Mapua's Laurenz Victoria, and San Sebastian's Michael Calisaan for the weekly citation handed out by print and online sportswriters covering the beat......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Lions blast Bombers, close in on Pirates

San Beda overpowered a hapless Jose Rizal U side despite drawing just four points from Robert Bolick as Calvin Oftana and AC Soberano combined for 27 markers that gave the Lions a 77-40 romp over the Heavy Bombers in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Living up to its name, Go for Gold cops PBA D-League plum

    MANILA, Philippines – Gab Banal delivered MVP-worthy numbers as the Go For Gold Scratchers overpowered Che'lu Bar and Grill Revellers, 102-92, to capture the PBA D-League Foundation Cup title at the Ynares Sports Arena on Thursday, August 23. Banal finished with 31 points highlighted by a 10-of-17 (59%) shooting and 4-of-6 (67%) shots ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

D-League champion Gab Banal: ‘My dad was enough motivation’

Gab Banal just missed out on the MVP in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup. Go for Gold’s do-it-all forward was a few points shy of Che’Lu’s Jeff Viernes who was ultimately hailed as the top player in the tournament. Apparently, that only fuelled Banal’s fire as the Scratchers and the Revellers battled in the decisive Game 5 of the Finals. Head coach Charles Tiu thought so. “He took it personally ata e. I think this is the best game I’ve seen him play,” he kidded with reporters post-game. Indeed, the former pro imposed his will all over with 31 points on top of six rebounds and four assists in their 102-92 win. More than the almost-MVP, however, Banal said his inspired play was all because of his father. “When I lost the MVP, I told him I lost it and we lost the game so I said sorry. He just said focus on Game Five and that’s enough motivation for me to give my 100 percent,” he shared. He then continued, “My dad was enough motivation.” Gab’s father Joel, a well-regarded coach and current consultant for PBA D-League team Marinerong Pilipino, suffered a heart attack last Sunday. Ever since then, the younger Banal had been dedicating all his games to his father. “I offer this game and all my games to him. I offer our championship to him,” he remarked. For more good news, Gab said that father Joel is doing okay – even though he would have to undergo another surgery a week from now. “He’s okay, he’s recovering. I hope we still keep him in our prayers,” he said. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Banal, Go for Gold trounce Che’Lu in Game 2 to even PBA D-League Finals

Gab Banal had the hot hand and Go for Gold torched Che'Lu Bar and Grill, 105-81, in Game 2 to tie the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. Banal made seven out of eight 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 33 points that went with six rebounds and four assists. The Scratchers broke loose in the third quarter where they outscored the Revellers, 28-10, to grab a 73-58 lead heading into the final frame. Go for Gold also drew a solid outing from Kris Porter, who wound up with 16 points and six rebounds. Game 3 of a best-of-five is on Thursday with the Scratchers hoping to sustain their form. Jason Melano paced Che'Lu, which rallied fro...Keep on reading: Banal, Go for Gold trounce Che’Lu in Game 2 to even PBA D-League Finals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Revellers repel Scratchers in series opener

Jeff Viernes and Chris Bitoon took over in the fourth quarter as Che’Lu Bar and Grill rallied from 14 points down to shock Go for Gold, 100-96, and steal the opener of their best-of-five series for the PBA D-League Foundation Cup crown at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig last night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Batang Gilas outplays Bahrain, secures FIBA U-19 World Cup ticket

BATANG Gilas banked on a solid second half led by Kai Sotto to blast Bahrain, 67-52, and secure a semifinals ticket in the 2018 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Under-18 Asian Championship at the Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand on Thursday. Sotto, the 7’1 center, produced 10 of his 21 points in the third period on [...] The post Batang Gilas outplays Bahrain, secures FIBA U-19 World Cup ticket appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Che’Lu clinches Finals berth over CEU

  MANILA, Philippines – The Che’Lu Bar and Grill Revellers rolled past the Centro Escolar University (CEU) Scorpions, 86-73, for the finals slot in Game 3 of the PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Tuesday, August 7 at the Ynares Sports Arena.  Jeff Viernes led the overall board with 26 points, 6 rebounds ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

PBA: Game 4 was Ginebra s do-or-die game says LA

Game 4 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals was Ginebra's do-or-die game against San Miguel. Lose and the Gin Kings go down 1-3 to the Beermen. Not exactly ideal. That's why Ginebra was almost required to have a good outing Friday in order to make these Finals somewhat competitive again and the Gin Kings sure gave a worthy performance powered by a historic start. The barangay started Game 4 with an emphatic 17-0 run and rolled all 130-100 series-tying victory. Now it's back to square one in this epic Clash of Titans for the PBA Commissioner's Cup. "This is our do-or-die game against San Miguel," guard LA Tenorio said. "We all know how strong San Miguel is so going to this game yun na yung mindset namin, do-or-die game na," he added. The great start was crucial for the Gin Kings as each of the first four games of this series ended in blowouts. It was important for Ginebra to set the tone and they did. "Yung start talaga nagse-set ng tone eh, the way we look at the games. We always expect close games every game, di rin namin inexpect na magiging ganito talaga. We just need a one-point win, yun lang kailangan namin. What's important is we get the W," Tenorio said. "[Coach Tim] challenged us. Game 3, talagang pinakita ng San Miguel na mas malakas sila samin," he added. In Game 3, Ginebra locals went AWOL as the Beermen issued a sound beatdown. In Game 4 the local crew showed up to help Best Import Justin Brownlee get the job done. Greg Slaughter and Joe Devance scored 19 and 18 points respectively for Ginebra. Tenorio himself had 17 in a starting role. "We cannot be Justin reliant. Di dapat kami mag-rely lang sa kaniya on offense. He's been great but we can't just rely on that," Tenorio said. "We have to duplicate this game for the next game. This game is not good enough for us to win again, we're expecting a stronger San Miguel tulad nung ginawa nila nung Game 2 at Game 3," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Che Lu nabs 1st semis win over CEU Scorpions

MANILA, Philippines – The Che'Lu Bar & Grill Revellers came out with an emphatic 112-97 win over the Centro Escolar University (CEU) Scorpions in Game 1 of their best-of-3 semifinals in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup. Levi Hernandez topscored with 24 points, while Jeff Viernes chipped in 21 points and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Revellers down Scorpions

CHE’LU Bar and Grill carved out a 112-97 win over Centro Escolar University to move closer in claiming a second straight Finals appearance in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena yesterday. Jeff Viernes waxed hot in the payoff period, dropping 14 of his 21 points in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

PBA: Who s winning between June Mar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter?

June Mar Fajardo vs. Greg Slaughter is the premier local matchup in the ongoing 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals. While it's hard to tell who's winning, mainly because the series is only two games in and both of them were blowouts, it's never too early to compare the two of them. After all, we've waited years for this to happen so it's only fair. So who's winning in this clash of the titans between June Mar and Greg? Let's go to the numbers. (This will be updated as the Finals go on)   GAME 1: Ginebra def. San Miguel, 127-99 Greg SLAUGHTER 11 points 5-of-7 field goals 21:14 minutes 7 rebounds 2 assists 1 turnover 3 blocks   June Mar FAJARDO 13 points 5-of-10 field goals 29:52 minutes 12 rebounds 1 assist 4 turnovers 1 block   GAME 2: San Miguel def. Ginebra, 134-109 June Mar FAJARDO 25 points 10-of-14 shooting 33:47 minutes 8 rebounds 1 assists 0 turnovers 0 blocks   Greg SLAUGHTER 15 points 6-of-9 shooting 23:36 minutes 4 rebounds 3 assists 1 turnover 1 block   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

PBA: Gin Kings destroy no. 1 ROS to start semis

There's still no stopping Ginebra. The Gin Kings rolled past no. 1 Rain or Shine Sunday to start their 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals series, scoring a nice 102-89 victory at the Big Dome. With Jeff Chan firing at will in the fourth, Ginebra finally pulled away to take an early 1-0 lead in the best-of-5 series. The win was also the eighth straight for the Gin Kings dating back to the elimination round where they had to climb out of a 1-5 hole to make the playoffs as the no. 5 seed. Ginebra got off to a fast start, firing a 22-7 run right out of the gate. Rain or Shine settled down after that initial storm from the Gin Kings, keeping things close until the fourth. However, led by Chan's 10 points in the final 12 minutes, Ginebra managed to break the game wide open again by firing a 16-0 blast to take its largest lead of the night at 24 points, 102-78. "Best part about doing this game tonight was being able to do it without Japeth. He's been out of practice since our last game against Meralco, he got hit in his Achilles so he had some significant swelling in his Achilles tendon area," head coach Tim Cone said. "We don't know exactly how long he'll be out, we're hoping he can suit up in Game 2, but we didn't want to risk him tonight with that swelling. He had an MRI, and the initial reading was a slight tear but after review it was swelling. We're being very cautious. We want to make sure he plays in this series. And also he's a national team player, so we don't want to mess with a national team player as well," he added. Import Justin Brownlee was his usual brilliant self to lead the Gin Kings, scoring 35 points on top of 14 rebounds and nine assists. Chan finished with 21 points for his best game for Ginebra so far while Greg Slaughter added another 20 points in a starting role. For ROS, Reggie Johnson carried the Elasto Painters with 30 points and 13 boards while James Yap scored 15 and had eight rebounds. Game 2 is set for Tuesday also at the Big Dome.   The Scores:  Ginebra (102): Brownlee 35, Chan 21, Slaughter 20, Devance 12, Tenorio 5, Thompson 4, Mercado 3, Aguilar 2, Caperal 0, Manuel 0, Ferrer 0, Mariano 0 Rain or Shine (89): Johnson 30, Yap 15, Daquioag 10, Tiu 7, Washington 6, Ponferada 6, Ahanmisi 6, Belga 4, Nambatac 3, Norwood 2, Almazan 0 Quarterscores: 31-27, 52-45, 76-60, 102-89   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018