Advertisements


San Beda now 20-0 against EAC in NCAA

No doubt about it, San Beda University still has the number of Emilio Aguinaldo College in the 94th Season of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Robert Bolick stuffed the stat sheet to show the way, but all of the Red Lions were also on-point as they overwhelmed the Generals in the second half en route to a 76-57 decision on Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Bolick scored 20 points while also collecting 10 rebounds, five assists, and three steals in the defending champions’ sixth win in a row and 12th overall in 13 games. Javee Mocon chipped in 11 points, seven rebounds, and two assists and six different players scored either six or five points for streaking San Beda. More than the current win run, however, the decision let the Red Lions remain undefeated against EAC through 20 games in the first and oldest collegiate league in the country. “Natiyempuhan lang siguro na nananalo kami sa EAC. They are really improving right now,” head coach Boyet Fernandez said post-game. The Generals joined the NCAA in 2009 and ever since then, have been unable to solve the riddle that is San Beda. That didn’t change in this one as even though the two teams were neck-and-neck at halftime, the Red Lions roared in the third quarter and outscored their opponents, 21-9. “We are happy we got this win versus EAC because we started flat in the first half,” coach Boyet said. They would not look back from there and moved closer to a playoff berth. “Credit to the players because we stepped up our defense in the second half,” their mentor said. EAC was paced by Hamadou Laminou who had 15 points and 10 rebounds. JP Maguliano also added 12 markers and nine boards, but they still saw their team drop to 2-10 in the standings. BOX SCORES SAN BEDA 76 – Bolick 20, Mocon 11, Tankoua 6, Oftana 6, Soberano 6, Doliguez 5, Canlas 5, Tongco 5, Nelle 4, Presbitero 3, Carino 3, Cuntapay 2, Abuda 0, Cabanag 0, Toba 0 EAC 57 – Laminou 15, Maguliano 12, Mendoza 10, Garcia 9, Bautista 4, Cadua 3, Cruz 2, Bugarin 2, Gonzalez 0, Fuentes 0,Natividad 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0 QUARTER SCORES: 23-17, 38-36, 59-45, 76-57 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnSep 20th, 2018

PBA: Bragging rights go to Mocon after first faceoff with Bolick

Lion pride was front and center on Friday at the MOA Arena as Javee Mocon and Robert Bolick went at it for the first time in the PBA. “Ang weird e, weird feeling,” Mocon told reporters afterward. “(Dati), every game, lagi kaming nagtutulungan tapos ngayon, bakbakan na sa loob. It’s all business na talaga when we’re on the court.” The two were the pillars in San Beda University’s three-peat in the NCAA from 2016 to 2018. Now, they find themselves on opposite sides with Bolick reppin’ NorthPort and Mocon suiting up for Rain or Shine. In their first faceoff, Bolick had the better numbers with nine points, six assists, and two rebounds. For his part, Mocon put up two markers, two boards, and a dime. The mark on the win column, however, went to Mocon and the Elasto Painters. For that, Bolick, competitive as always, was not one to reminisce about their good ol’ days as Red Lions. Asked how it felt to go up against Mocon for the first time, he answered, “Wala. Walang feeling kasi talo.” It should be remembered that Bolick is one of the most competitive players out there. When Lyceum of the Philippines University won each and every game in the elimination round in 2017, including two against San Beda, he put it upon himself to make sure they got back at them in the Finals. Even more, he never forgot that his school lost the championship to archrival Colegio de San Juan de Letran back in 2015 – and he was still undergoing residency then. That is exactly why Mocon only understood that his good friend was not in the best of moods after the loss. “Competitive kami parehas. We’re both competitors. Alam ko siya will go all-out and ako rin naman,” he said. He then continued, “Kahit sikuhin ko siya kanina o sikuhin niya ako, wala lang yun.” However, being close pals, Bolick should expect a little something from Mocon sooner than later. “Icha-chat ko siya mamaya. Aasarin ko,” the latter shared through chuckles. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

NCAA Season 94: Almodiel, Ebuen bag MVP honors

Necole Ebuen of two-time defending champion Arellano University bested the rest of the field with her impressive performance during the elimination round to bag the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball Most Valuable Player award. The Lady Chiefs sophomore, who claimed the rookie of the year award last year, received her recognition Friday before Game 2 of the women’s best-of-three Finals between Arellano U and University of Perpetual Help at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Ebuen averaged 13.6 points per game and was a consistent contributor both on offense and defense as she helped the Lady Chiefs win their first eight games and eventually advance into the championship round for the third straight year. The hitter also stepped up bit time with veteran Regine Arocha struggling with her form throughout the elims. Ebuen also claimed the Best Opposite Spiker award as the only Arellano U player to make the list of individual awardees this year. Other winners were Cindy Imbo of University of Perpetual Help (1st Best Outside Spiker); San Beda University’s Cesca Racraquin (2nd Best Outside Spiker), Daryl Racraquin (Best Libero) and Lynne Matias (Best Setter and Rookie of the Year); Rachel Austero of College of St. Benilde (1st Best Middle Blocker) and Bien Juanillo of Lyceum of the Philippines University (2nd Best Middle Blocker).   Meanwhile, outside hitter Joebert Almodiel of repeat-seeking Perpetual continued his dominance in the men’s division by pocketing his second straight MVP recognition. The sophomore, who was named Rookie of the Year last season, also received the 1st Best Outside Spiker award. Ruvince Abrot of College of St. Benilde got the RoY award this season.         Altas star Ronniel Rosales got the 1st Best Middle Blocker award while Joshua Mina (2nd Best Outside Spiker) and Joshua Magadan (Best Libero) of Emilio Aguinaldo College; CSB’s Francis Basilan (2nd Best Middle Blocker) and Kevin Magsino (Best Setter) and Jesrael Liberato (Best Opposite Spiker) of Arellano U wrap up the rest of the awardees. In the juniors division, Letran’s Christian Dela Cruz snatched the MVP and 1st Best Outside Spiker honors. Perpetual’s Noel Kampton and Kirth Rosos got the 2nd Best Outside Spiker and 2nd Best Middle Blocker, respectively. LPU’s Yoj Pabiton (1st Best Middle Blocker) and Michael Escallar (Best Setter); Lance de Castro of San Beda (Best Libero) and John Paolo Lorenzo of Letran (Best Opposite Spiker) also pocketed individual recognitions. Eljie Jaballa of San Beda was named RoY.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Lady Chiefs begin three-peat bid

Well-rested reigning champion Arellano University marches into battle Friday to begin its three-peat bid against a very hungry University of Perpetual Help side in Game 1 of the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball Finals at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Explosive action of the best-of-three series opener will roll at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream. The Lady Chiefs advanced to their third straight championship appearance after making quick work of last year’s runner-up San Beda University last January 22 in the Final Four. Arellano U will try to overcome the challenge of the Lady Altas, who are making their first Finals stint since winning it all back in Season 89, to cement their dynasty and join San Sebastian College, Perpetual and Letran in the elite grand slam club.  “Kailangan talaga naming magtrabaho. Kailangan talagang mag-focus ng team ko at ibigay na nila ang 100 percent nila,” said Arellano U head coach Obet Javier, who is looking to steer his squad to its fourth title in five years.   Javier will pin his hopes on his top hitters in Necole Ebuen and veteran Regine Arocha with Carla Donato, Alyana San Gregorio, Princess Bello and seasoned setter Rhea Ramirez providing support. However, the Lady Chiefs, who defeated Perpetual in the elims, are sure to face stiff resistance from the Lady Altas. Perpetual is coming into the series brimming with confidence after a remarkable Final Four series where the no. 4 seed Lady Altas overcame College of St. Benilde’s twice-to-beat advantage. Behind the personal and season-best 32 points of Cindy Imbo, the Lady Altas completed their upset of top seed Lady Blazers in a thrilling five-set encounter. “Hindi pa tapos, umabot na kami ng Finals. Mas lalo naming kakapitan, mas lalo naming titibayan kasi Finals na 'yun eh,” Perpetual coach Macky Carino, who steered CSB to its breakthrough title in Season 91 before transferring last year. “Ang hirap ng pinagdaanan namin. Kami praktisado kami, 'yung kalaban namin nagpahinga ng matagal so advantage on our side.” Aside from Imbo, the Lady Altas will also lean on Jhona Rosal, Jenny Gaviola, Jowie Albert Versoza, setter Necelle Gual, Bianca Tripoli and Shyra Umandal. Game 2 of the series is on Februray 8 while Game 3, if needed, is on February 12.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Gotladera, Hayes here to help Enderun make noise in PBA D-League

Enderun is embarking on its maiden voyage to the bigger stages and the brighter lights of basketball. The Titans, partnering with Family Mart, are all set to see action in the 2019 PBA D-League – marking the first time the young Taguig-based school is venturing out from the NAASCU. As it turns out, this was years in the making. “Years ago, our school president asked me if we can join the NCAA or the UAAP and I told him no because we don’t meet the requirements. What we can do is if we can get better, we can join the D-League,” head coach Pipo Noundou said. He then continued, “So every year, it was a goal for me to push the guys there. Now, we’re here.” Indeed, Enderun has fulfilled its goal of making it to the PBA D-League – and in the 2019 season, they will wage war against 19 other teams. Helping them with their transition there are a couple of ex-pros as well as a pair of former collegiate players. “Their goal is to help make the team more competitive. More importantly, as veterans, this is their chance to mentor the younger players,” team manager Paolo Bugia said Bugia was referring to Fonzo Gotladera, who was released by NLEX early in the year, as well as Marvin Hayes, who had played for the Titans’ sister team Phoenix in the PBA. They will also be joined by former San Beda University skipper Joe Presbitero and ex-Enderun star Jan Vidal. Of course, the expectation is also for the current Titans themselves to rise to the challenge. That means that now team captain Mark Nunez, Filipino-American Vallandre Chauca, and foreign student-athlete Wabo Colince are all out to make noise. “We joined to raise our level of competition. In the NAASCU, we lost to St. Clare in the Finals because we lacked D-League experience,” coach Pipo said. He then continued, “What we want now is to get better through the D-League so that when we meet (St. Clare) again, we can be more competitive.” —— Follow this writer, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Semblante s late goal tows San Beda past Arellano for NCAA football crown

San Beda leaned on Jessie Semblante’s late goal as it edged a stubborn Arellano, 1-0, on Tuesday to crown itself the 94th NCAA seniors football champion......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

San Beda sets modest goal in D-League | The Manila Times Online

Head coach Boyet Fernandez is tempering expectations on his National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) three-peat champion team San Beda University when they compete in the stacked 2019 Philippin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

PCCL: Reloaded Ateneo survives San Beda, sets UV nat l finals

    MANILA, Philippines – With a full 14-man lineup this time, the UAAP champions Ateneo Blue Eagles survived the NCAA kings San Beda Red Lions, 62-56, to clinch the last title berth in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) at the Ynares Sports Arena on Saturday, January 26. Angelo Kouame led Ateneo with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2019

Ateneo slays San Beda to set up date with UV in PCCL Finals

Ateneo de Manila University’s quest to widen the scope of its rule continues. At full strength for the first time in the 2019 Philippine Collegiate Champions League, the Blue Eagles tamed San Beda University, 62-56, on Saturday at the Ynares Arena in Pasig to book a ticket to the tournament Finals. Missing Game 2 due to class, UAAP Rookie of the Year Ange Kouame made up for lost time and was a game-long force in the win-or-go-home matchup with a total of 13 points, 18 rebounds, and eight blocks. He definitely wasn’t alone, however, as Thirdy Ravena was right there with him with 14 points and six rebounds. Adrian Wong and BJ Andrade also stepped up with 10 and eight markers, respectively. At halftime, the Red Lions seemed to be still in the game thanks to Evan Nelle’s buzzer-beating triple. Come the third, though, the kings of the UAAP went right to work once more and scored seven unanswered points for a 41-24 lead early in the quarter. Of course, San Beda kept coming and even tied the tally at 55-all inside the last three minutes only to see Kouame and Ravena connive for a 6-1 counter that put them up once more, 61-56. There were 22 ticks to go on the clock by then, but Evan and Ain Obenza muffed on their triple tries while Ravena made good on one of two free throws to seal the deal once and for all With that, Ateneo ultimately got the better of the NCAA champions even after losing Game 1 of the best-of-three series. They won Game 2 with just nine players in uniform before digging deep to come away with Game 3. The Blue Eagles now turn their attention to CESAFI titlist University of Visayas. The Finals tips off on Monday. James Canlas paced the Red Lions with 14 points and six rebounds while Cameroonian powerhouse Donald Tankoua posted his own 10-marker, 12-board double-double. Failing to finish off their opponents after a big-time win in Game 1, however, they bow out of contention. BOX SCORES ATENEO 62 – Ravena 14, Kouame 13, Wong 10, Andrade 8, Ma. Nieto 5, Berjay 3, Mamuyac 3, Navarro 2, Go 2, Mi. Nieto 1, Tio 1, Belangel 0. SAN BEDA 56 – Canlas 14, Tankoua 10, Nelle 9, Doliguez 7, Soberano 5, Etrata 4, Cuntapay 3, Oftana 2, Alfaro 2, Abuda 0, Bahio 0, Carino 0, Visser 0, Obenza 0. QUARTER SCORES: 10-7, 34-24, 53-42, 62-56. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 26th, 2019

Lady Chiefs blast Red Spikers, advance to NCAA volley final

Arellano University made sure it will not be denied a finals berth for the second time as it downed nemesis San Beda and hacked out a vengeful 25-18, 25-21, 25-23 victory yesterday to claim a spot in the championship round in the women’s division of the 94th NCAA volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Lady Chiefs punch third straight Finals ticket

Grand slam-seeking Arellano University secured the first championship seat after an emphatic sweep of San Beda University, 25-18, 25-21, 25-23, Tuesday in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball Final Four at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Regine Arocha powered the Lady Chiefs’s comeback from a five-point deficit in the third set. Down 15-20 in the frame, Arocha sparked Arellano U’s 6-0 fight back to take a 21-20 lead. San Beda countered to take a 23-22 lead off Sattriani Espiritu’s quick attack. Arocha answered with an off the block kill followed by a cross court hit by Alyana San Gregorio before sophomore Necole Ebuen sealed the win with an off speed attack to boot out last year’s runner-up and the same team that denied Arellano U an outright Finals berth last week at the end of the elimination round.       The Lady Chiefs erased a 15-19 deficit in the second frame with a 5-1 scoring spurt to take the helm, 21-20. San Beda tied it at 21 before Arocha sparked a closing 4-0 barrage she capped with a hit to seal the frame. Arellano U started the match slow but recovered their bearing just in time to capture the opening set.          Meanwhile, fourth seed Emilio Aguinaldo College survived the first stage of the men’s stepladder semifinals after outlasting last year’s runner-up Arellano U, 24-26, 8-25, 25-20, 25-18, 21-19. Joshua Ramilo pounded 21 attacks in his 23-point explosion while Joshua Mina had 20 markers for the Generals, who will take on College of St. Benilde in another knockout match on Tuesday for the right to face outright finalist defending champion University of Perpetual Help. Aeron Daduya and Ralph Pitogo posted 10 points each for EAC. Vincent Tan and Christian Segovia finished with 17 and 15 points, respectively, for the Chiefs. In the juniors’ division, Letran crushed EAC, 29-27, 25-16, 19-25, 25-21, to advance in the second phase of the knockout stepladder semis. The Squires will face Lyceum of the Philippines University on Tuesday. Already waiting in the best-of-three Finals is defending champion Perpetual.          --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Nieto twins late to San Beda clash due to class

MANILA, Philippines – Better late than never, they always say. The Nieto twins Matt and Mike were noticeably absent from the lineup as UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles faced NCAA kings San Beda Red Lions in Game 1 of the PCCL President's Cup semifinals. Apparently, the twins along with Jolo Mendoza and Tyler Tio were ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

San Beda bests Ateneo in Game 1 of PCCL semis

MANILA, Philippines – The San Beda Red Lions drew first blood against the Ateneo Blue Eagles, 49-43, in Game 1 of their PCCL President's Cup semifinals at the Arena in San Juan on Monday, January 21. The reigning three-time NCAA champions are now one win away from facing defending Cebu ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

Grieving San Beda bows to AU | The Manila Times Online

Arellano University (AU) cruised past San Beda, 25-17, 22-25, 25-16, 25-12, on Tuesday to finish third after the elimination round in the mens division of the 94th NCAA volleyball tournamentREAD The p.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

PBA: He’s not even a rookie – Pringle on Bolick

NorthPort’s scoring leader Stanley Pringle was left in awe watching rookie Robert Bolick sink bucket after bucket. A lethal scorer during his college stint with San Beda University, Bolick debuted with 26 points Wednesday in the Batang Pier’s 117-91 rout of Blackwater in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at the Big Dome. Bolick was so comfortable with his debut run, Pringle thought he played like an experienced veteran.    “Oh man, he's not even a rookie,” said Pringle, who scored 21 points. “He's ready to go to work already.” Bolick started out hot, hitting 10 of the NorthPort’s first 18 points and shot a sensational 10-of-12 from the field. The three-time NCAA champion was perfect from the two-point field with a 7-of-7 clip, shot 3-of-5 from beyond the three-point arc and was 3-of-3 from the line. Bolick also posted three rebounds and three assists for an all-around game for the Batang Pier.        “He's gonna be key to our success, too,” added Pringle, who is set to receive the Scoring Champion award in the PBA Press Corps Awards on January 21. “When we play a tough team in the playoffs, he's not a rookie.” “I told him already, we need you to go to work, be out there, calling the plays, hitting big shots,” he added. “He's definitely gonna be key to our success, and our other young guys.” Bolick, definitely, did not disappoint.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Lady Red Spikers deny Chiefs NCAA elims sweep

San Beda denied defending champion Arellano University a sweep and an outright finals berth with a heart-stopping 16-25, 25-17, 25-19, 18-25, 16-14 victory yesterday in the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: San Beda denies Arellano U an outright Finals seat

No sweep. San Beda University denied two-time defending champion Arellano University an outright Finals berth after the Lady Red Spikers snapped the Lady Chiefs’ eight-game winning run, 16-25, 25-17, 25-19, 18-25, 16-14, Tuesday in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Red Spikers stopped the Lady Chiefs right on their tracks to close the elimination round in a three-way tie at 8-1 win-loss record with their victims and College of St. Benilde. San Beda’s win put the semifinals in the usual Final Four format with the Lady Blazers and Arellano U taking the top two seeds and twice-to-beat incentives. The Lady Red Spikers will take on the Lady Chiefs in the Final Four starting Tuesday. CSB, which by virtue of superior quotient took the top seed, will still have to wait for its semis opponent between University of Perpetual Help (5-3) and Jose Rizal University (4-4). “Malaki sa amin ito kasi pampa-boost din ng morale para sa mga bata. Nakita namin na yung pinaghihirapan namin may resulta na maganda,” said San Beda coach Nemesio Gavino of the win in the rematch of last year' championship series. The Lady Red Spikers saved a match point off a block by Satrianni Espiritu on Necole Ebuen for a 14-14 tie. Jeziela Viray scored on another kill block before Nieza Viray sealed the crucial Lady Red Spikers win with an off the block. Nieza Viray finished with 17 points with all but 16 coming off attacks and 19 digs while skipper Cesca Racraquin posted 16 markers, 15 digs and 10 excellent receptions for an all-around play for San Beda. The Lady Red Spikers recovered from a 0-3 hole in the fifth set and even took a 13-12 lead off a net touch by Arellano U opposite hitter Regine Arocha. Princess Bello tied it at 13 before Ebuen scored on a crosscourt hit to put the Lady Chiefs at match point.       Ebuen saw her 23-point effort go down the drain while Bello and Arocha got 12 and 10, respectively, for Arellano U. Meanwhile, the Chiefs sealed the third seed in the semifinals after beating the Red Spikers, 17-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-16, in men’s play. Jesrael Liberato and Christian Segovia finished with 18 and 16 points, respectively, for Arellano U, who finished their elimination round campaign with a 7-2 card. Christian Dela Paz added 11 markers for the Chiefs. Skipper Angelo Torres got 13 markers in his swan song for San Beda, which closed their emotional elims campaign at 2-7 just three days after the passing of Red Spikers head coach Nes Pamilar. In the juniors division, Arellano U defeated San Beda, 25-15, 25-21, 23-25, 25-19, to close the elims in a three-way tie at fourth spot. The Braves sealed their season with a 5-4 record tied with College of St. Benilde-LSGH and Emilio Aguinaldo College. The Brigadiers by virtue of superior quotient occupied the semis no. 4 berth. The Red Cubs finished their campaign winless in nine outings.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Para sa pride natin ito, San Beda tayo -- Racraquin

Even before stepping inside the court of the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan Tuesday against defending two-time champion Arellano University, San Beda University was already in a difficult situation. Win or lose, the Lady Red Spikers were already locked in a handicapped spot at third seed whether the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball competition goes on a Final Four or a stepladder semis format. If San Beda wins there will be a Final Four and they will still face the twice-to-beat Lady Chiefs. If Arellano U prevails, the Lady Chiefs will need to win in the first phase of the stepladder semis for the right to take on College of St. Benilde for the last Finals seat. Either way, San Beda was at a disadvantage. “Sa totoo lang sa team namin parang napa-isip kami kung ano bang mas maganda? Pilitin namin manalo or bigay na lang namin ‘yung game kasi parang pareho lang naman,” said skipper Cesca Racraquin. The Lady Red Spikes chose to protect their pride. “Pero sabi namin, hindi, para sa atin din ‘to. Para sa pride natin ‘to, San Beda tayo e,” Racraquin said. San Beda snapped the Lady Chiefs’ eight-game winning streak with a hard-earned 16-25, 25-17, 25-19, 18-25, 16-14, victory that force a three-way tie at 8-1 win-loss record tied with its victim and CSB. The Lady Blazers end up as the top seeds in the Final Four by virtue of superior quotient. San Beda’s win didn’t change the fact that the Mendiola-based squad still need to beat the Lady Chiefs twice in the Final Four. But for the Lady Red Spikers, it was the morale-boost they need to have heading into the semis Tuesday. “Malaki sa amin ito kasi pampa-boost din ng morale para sa mga bata. Nakita namin na yung pinaghihirapan namin may resulta na maganda,” said San Beda coach Nemesio Gavino, whose squad won all of its three five-set games in the elims. The Lady Red Spikers recovered from a 0-3 hole in the fifth set and even took a 13-12 lead off a net touch by Arellano U opposite hitter Regine Arocha. Princess Bello tied it at 13 before Necole Ebuen scored on a crosscourt hit to put the Lady Chiefs at match point.      The Lady Red Spikers saved a match point off a block by Satrianni Espiritu on Ebuen for a 14-14 tie. Jeziela Viray scored on another kill block before Nieza Viray sealed the crucial Lady Red Spikers win with an off the block hit. CSB will face in the semis the winner between Jose Rizal University and University of Perpetual Help on Thursday.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: SSC-R, Perpetual dispute at least last semis spot playoff

San Sebastian College and University of Perpetual Help battle for at least a playoff for the last semifinals berth Monday in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Both teams put their Final Four hopes on the line when they meet inside the court at 12:00 noon. The match will air via livestream. The Lady Stags march into their final elimination round match hoping to avoid missing the Final Four for the second straight season. A series of misfortunes that pushed SSC-R outside of the top four with a 4-4 win-loss record tied with Jose Rizal University at fifth to sixth. The Lady Stags are on a three-game losing skid after a 4-1 start. SSC-R has yet to win a match this year. Another defeat coupled by the Lady Altas’ win against the Lady Bombers on Thursday will send the Lady Stags into an early vacation. In case SSC-R drops its last match and Perpetual also loses to JRU for a three-way 5-4 card there will be a playoff to determine who will advance in the semis. In this scenario, the teams with the lowest tiebreak will faceoff in a winner-take-all match for the right to face the squad with the highest quotient.   Meanwhile, College of St. Benilde shoots for at least a playoff for the no. 2 spot in the semifinals at 2:00 p.m. gainst Mapua University. The Lady Blazers are in a seven-game winning streak and are tied at second to third with San Beda University with 7-1 slate behind unbeaten defending two-time champion Arellano University (8-0). The Lady Cardinals hold a 1-7 mark.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Champion coach Pamilar passes away

Multi-titled volleyball coach Nes Pamilar passed away Saturday morning. He was 52. Pamilar died of heart failure. He underwent a bypass operation November 2017 and returned to coaching after recovering. The amiable mentor steered Far Eastern University to its last UAAP women’s volleyball title back in Season 70 then led by ace spiker Rachel Ann Daquis. Pamilar also helped improve the volleyball program of Letran in the NCAA. He was the head coach of De La Salle University men’s team two years ago. Pamilar was the current head coach of San Beda University's men's team and called the shots for the Red Spikers last Tuesday in a five-set loss to San Sebastian College. He also handled various club teams including the successful Cagayan Valley Lady Rising Suns that ruled the defunct Shakey’s V-League twice and the Cagayan Friendship Games. He was the coach of Tacloban in the Premier Volleyball League. Details of his wake and internment are yet to be announced. He was survived by his wife and four children.      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Ateneo, San Beda banner record 20-team PBA D-League in 2019

Twenty teams will lock horns once the 2019 PBA D-League season rolls on February 14 at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Go for Gold-CSB, the champions of the past 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup, will be back in the fold as it tries to extend its dynasty against a stacked field, which includes UAAP champion Ateneo, NCAA king San Beda, and NAASCU titlist St. Clare. Fifteen school-based teams will be joining the tilt as the record number of teams led the league to scrap the two-conference format and push through with the lone season staging. League pioneer Centro Escolar University, last season's back-to-back runner-up Che'Lu Bar & Grill, and holdovers Marinerong Pilipino, Batangas-EAC, and AMA Online Education will all be part of this season's competitions, as well as returnees Perpetual and Wangs Basketball. UAAP teams FEU, UST, and NU, together with NCAA contenders Letran and San Sebastian are all raring to test their mantle in the developmental ranks. Newcomers Diliman College, Phoenix-Enderun, Trinity College, and McDavid will also make their debuts this season to complete the field. Last year's cellar-dwellers AMA Online Education will pick first in the 2019 PBA D-League Draft, set on January 15......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019