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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

Highly-touted Robert Bolick says ‘hateful messages’ from bashers fuel his fire

MANILA, Philippines---Robert Bolick doesn't concern himself with the negative opinions of others, but what he does though is use those hateful comments and channel it into his workouts. The former San Beda star and three-time NCAA champion, is busy readying himself for the upcoming PBA Draft and he's using the ill-will on social media to fuel his workouts. "I'm reading a lot of articles and there are a lot of people who are angry at me and they don't know that I'm actually really happy to read those comments," said Bolick in Filipino during the PBA Draft Combine Wednesday at Gatorade Hoops Center. "The best is when people are sending hateful messages because I feel that ther...Keep on reading: Highly-touted Robert Bolick says ‘hateful messages’ from bashers fuel his fire.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Lady Blazers get third straight win in 58 minutes

It only took 58 minutes for College of St. Benilde to seal its third straight win in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Klarisa Abriam fired 14 of her 15 points on attacks to power the Lady Blazers to a swift, 25-11, 25-20, 25-13, submission of winless Emilio Aguinaldo College on Tuesday. CSB improved its record to 3-1 tied with San Sebastian College at third to fourth spot behind league-leading defending two-time champion Arellano University and San Beda University, who are both unbeaten in four games. Setter Jewel Lai displayed her playmaking prowess with 26 excellent sets that helped the Taft-based squad rain down 40 kills compared to the Lady Generals’ 18 attack points. Rachel Austero finished with nine points while Jan Daguil had eight markers in just two sets of action for the Lady Blazers, who will face a big challenge on Monday when CSB takes on the Lady Red Spikers. EAC remained at the cellar winless in four games tied with Mapua University. Jaylene Lumbo had eight points while Mariz Medina posted seven for the Lady Generals, who will go up against the Lady Stags on Friday.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: San Beda wins fourth straight

It was not the start San Beda University wanted. But the Lady Red Spikers found a way to recover from an early setback to preserve their unbeaten slate Thursday in a come-from-behind, 23-25, 25-15, 25-23, 25-17, win over Emilio Aguinaldo College in the NCAA Season 94 women's volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Trisha Paras feasted on the much smaller Lady Generals to finish with 19 points built on 15 attacks, three kill blocks and an ace for the Mendiola-based squad's fourth win in as many outings. Nieza Viray pounded all but one of her 13 points on kills while adding 22 digs for an all-round effort for the Lady Red Spikers. Cesca Racraquin and Sattriani Espiritu scored 12 and 11 markers, respectively, for San Beda University. EAC absorbed its third straight defeat in as many games despite the 25-point effort  of Jaylene Lumbo. Meanwhile, the Generals improved to 2-1 card after shooting down the Red Spikers, 29-27, 25-19, 25-21, in men's play. San Beda suffered its third loss in four games. In the juniors division, the Red Cubs beat the Brigadiers,  25-17, 25-16, 25-27, 25-21, for a 3-1 card. EAC fell to 0-3. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

NCAA Season 94: Arellano U remains on top

Defending two-time champion  Arellano University barely broke a sweat in claiming its fourth straight win after a quick work of San Sebastian College, 25-15, 25-16, 25-12, Thursday in the NCAA Season 94 women's volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Last year's rookie of the year Necole Ebuen hammered 10 attacks with three aces and a couple of kill blocks for 15 points for the Lady Chiefs, who kept a share of the lead with another unbeaten team San Beda University. Regine Arocha added nine points while Carla Donato finished with eight for Arellano U, which needed only 64 minutes to dispose of the Lady Stags. The Lady Chiefs showed crisp hitting with 37 attack points while landing 10 aces. SSC-R suffered its first loss in three games. Nikka Dalisay got eight markers while Joyce Sta. Rita was limited to only five markers for the Lady Stags, who threw away 23 points off errors. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

NCAA Season 94: Arellano U, SSC-R stake unbeaten slates

Defending two-time champion Arellano University and San Sebastian College clash in a battle of unbeaten teams Thursday in the NCAA Season 94 women's volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Opening serve is at 2:00 p.m. and will air live via livestream. The Lady Chiefs sport a 3-0 win-loss record to sit on top of the standings tied with San Beda University, which will face winless Emilio Aguinaldo College at 12:00 noon. Arellano U is coming off a 25-15, 25-12, 25-13, drubbing of Mapua University last Monday. The Lady Stags, on the other hand, are unscathed after two games. SSC-R defeated Lyceum of the Philippines University and Mapua University to stay within striking distance behind the early leaders. Meanwhile, the Lady Red Spikers are favored to prevail over the Lady Generals, who are winless in two outings. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Arellano, San Beda spikers unscathed

Arellano University and San Beda overpowered their respective opponents yesterday to remain unscathed in the women’s division of the 94th NCAA volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

NCAA Season 94: San Beda keeps share of lead

It only took 73 minutes for unbeaten San Beda University to take down Lyceum of the Philippines University, 25-21, 25-22, 25-16, and list its third straight win Monday in the NCAA Season 94 women's volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Red Spikers, who finished runner-up last year, tightened their grip of the top spot they share with defending two-time champion Arellano University. Nieza Viray continued with her hot scoring streak after putting up another double-digit production with 19 points built on 16 attacks and three aces. Viray also displayed great floor defense with eight digs for the Mendiola-based squad. Cesca Racraquin added 13 points off 10 kills and three service winners while Sattriani Espiritu and Trisha Paras combined for 13 markers for the Lady Red Spikers, who punished the Lady Pirates with 42 kills and 10 aces. LPU slid to 1-2 card. No Lady Pirate scored in double figures with Mikaela Wanta scoring seven points while the veteran trio of Rocelyn Hongria and Bien Juanillo finishing with six each.   Meanwhile, the Pirates defeated the Red Spikers, 25-22, 25-23, 25-21, for their first win in three outings in men's play. Sinmart Saporna and Kier Tibayan led the way with 12 points each for LPU, which tied their victim. In the juniors division, the Red Cubs claimed their second straight win after clobbering the Junior Pirates,  26-24, 25-22, 30-28. LPU tasted defeat for the first time in three games. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

NCAA Season 94: Lady Chiefs win third straight

Defending two-time champion Arellano University dominated Mapua University, 25-15, 25-12, 25-13, Monday to remain unscathed and on top of the standings in the NCAA Season 94 women's volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Veteran setter Rhea Ramirez utilized the deep arsenal of the Lady Chiefs to submit the Lady Cardinals in just 62 minutes for a 3-0 win-loss record tied with San Beda University. Ramirez distributed the ball well to tally 23 excellent sets that helped Arellano U carve 37 attack points. Eight players scored for the Lady Chiefs with last year's Rookie of the Year Necole Ebuen posting 15 points with 13 coming off kills. Carla Donato had 11 markers while Regine Arocha and Princess Bello combined for 14 points for Arellano U. Mapua continued its slump with its third straight defeat. Lorraine Barias had seven points while Jan Morano scored six for the Lady Cardinals, whose last taste of victory was back in 2016. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Lady Chiefs, Lady Red Spikers stay unbeaten in NCAA volleyball

Arellano University and San Beda overpowered their respective opponents Monday to remain unscathed and atop the heap in the women’s division of the 94th NCAA volleyball tournament......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Lady Stags go 2-0

Rookie-laden San Sebastian College moved up for a share of the lead after trouncing Mapua University, 25-23, 25-15, 14-25, 25-23, Friday in the NCAA Season 94 women's volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Nikka Dalisay, one of only three veterans left in head coach Roger Gorayeb's lineup, posted 17 points built on 14 kills, two kill blocks and an ace for the Lady Stags, who improved to 2-0 win-loss record tied with defending two-time champion Arellano University and San Beda University. SSC-R had a scare in the fourth set with the Lady Cardinals threatening to send the game into a decider after gaining momentum in a strong third frame showing, but the Lady Stags were quick to recover to quell Mapua's uprising and seal the one-hour, 35-minute duel. Ashtara Sarmiento scored 11 points while Joyce Sta. Rita had nine markers for SSC-R, which pulled through despite its atrocious 44 errors. "Ang hirap kasi nago-on and off ang laro. Wala eh, lumalabas yung pagkabata," said Gorayeb. "Ang bilis nilang ma-distract. Ang bilis nilang mawalan ng loob." Angelie Mangundayao finished with nine points to pace Mapua, which dropped its second straight game in the season and continued its win drought since 2016. Meanwhile, the Cardinals outlasted the Stags, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20, 24-26, 17-15 to tie their victim at 1-1 card with Jose Rizal University, Emilio Aguinaldo College and San Beda University. Angelbert Navas and Alfredo Pagulong hamered a combined 34 attacks in Mapua's 54 kills to finish with 21 points each. Robbie Pamittan and Nathalian Bunsuan scored 22 and 21 points, respectively, in a lost cause for SSC-R. In juniors play, the Red Robins bested the Staglets, 16-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-23, for a 1-1 card while dealing SSC-R its second straight defeat.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

NCAA Season 94: Lady Altas snatch first win

University of Perpetual Help made quick work of Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-15, 25-8, 25-16, Thursday to barge in the win column in the NCAA Season 94 women's volleyball competition at the Lyceum of the Philippines University gym. Blanca Tripoli and Jhona Rosal showed the way for the Lady Altas, who erased the bitter memory of their five-set loss to San Beda University in the opener, with nine points each in the 55-minute duel. Cindy Imbo and Shyra Umandal combined for 15 markers for the Las Pinas-based squad, which rained down 35 attack points and frustrated the Lady Generals at the net with eight kill blocks. The Lady Altas also received 29 free points off EAC's errors. The Lady Generals suffered their second defeat in as many outings. No EAC player scored in double figures with Enrica Salud tallying a team-high eight points. Meanwhile, the repeat-seeking Altas clobbered the Generals, 25-20, 25-16, 25-23, to remain unscathed in the men's division after two runs. Ridzuan Muhali posted 12 points while reigning Most Valuable Player Joebert Almodiel and Ronniel Rosales had 10 markers each for Perpetual, which handed the Generals its first loss in two outings. Noel Kampton and Sherwin Caritativo powered the reigning juniors champions Junior Altas to its second straight win in sweep of the Brigadiers, 25-19, 25-12, 25-16, to complete Perpetual's dominance. Kampton got 14 points while Caritativo had 13 for the Junior Altas.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

CHAMPIONS AT LONG LAST: Reliving UP’s successful 1986 UAAP revolt

It was the year of People Power, a revolution like no other. And, who would think that such an “uprising” has spilled onto collegiate basketball the same year as the stronghold of the UE Red Warriors was overran? What other ball club can best depict this EDSA Spirit than the 1986 UP Fighting Maroons? Its putsch in the UAAP was carefully plotted since legendary coach Joe Lipa took over the coaching reigns in 1981. This began fierce onslaught only a year later when the Maroons made a rare march into the UAAP Finals against the UE, which boasted a fearsome shooter named Allan Caidic. Title contender Led by the high leaper, Vincent Albino, the Maroons made that shocking feat, yet succumbed to the Warriors’ fiery offensive and lost. But, UP showed nevertheless they had what it takes to be a title contender. And the rebuilding continued in 1983 when UP successfully recruited two big names in the NCAA--Ronnie Magsanoc and Eric Altamirano, stalwarts of the 1982 juniors champs San Beda Red Cubs. With Magsanoc directing plays and Altamirano scorching hot from all angles, UP further advanced in its ferocious plan of taking over the UAAP. But Glenn Capacio and Harmon Codinera of FEU frustrated the upstarts and dealt UP a painful loss in the Finals after being so close to winning the championship. Missing link Their frustration became deeply rooted as the Maroons stumbled the next couple of years finding that “missing link” to glory. And months after a dictatorship was toppled, UP’s powerful missing piece to its years of rebuilding came walking into the Maroon bench—the sensational 6’4” center Benjie Paras, also a hotshot alumnus of San Beda. Paras became the answered prayer since the Maroons had players with an average height of 6’1” at the time, surely a no-match against the burly inside operators of other UAAP teams. Now with a dominating center manning the paint, UP was set to finally chase that dream. And also they had an answer to the best big man of that era, Jerry Codinera, who had puzzled opponents with his shiftiness, defensive prowess (called the Defense Minister in the PBA), exceptional perimeter shooting, and versatility. Best starting five Also, UP has the best starting five in the league, all of them from that sensational Red Cubs basketball program concocted by coach Ato Badolato—Paras, Magsanoc, Altamirano, Joey Mendoza and Duane Salvatierra—with the sweet-shooting sixth man Joey Guanio, a rookie from La Salle Greenhills, providing added artillery and standout Ramil Cruz bringing in his outstanding all-around play. Despite this, however, their title shot wasn’t smooth sailing. Codinera and the Warriors defeated them twice in the eliminations and UE came close to a sweep that would automatically serve them the trophy. But a loss to rival FEU in the last game in the eliminations paved the way for UP, who landed second place after winning a knockout match against the Tamaraws, for that hard-earned slot in the finals. They were however saddled with a twice-to-win disadvantage. Title hungry This didn’t matter to the Maroons, as their hunger for the title brought out the best in them. With thousands of UP supporters trooping to the ULTRA in October 1986, the Maroons were unstoppable. Using a merciless zone, the Maroons were able to stifle Codinera from doing his thing in the paint. This led to UP’s emphatic decisive win in Game 1, 86-75, that arranged a winner take-all championship match three days later. And, in that rubber match, with the whole venue filled with UP students and alumni, from students, faculty, administrators to virtually the entire political spectrum to even former Diliman Commune leaders in the 1970s all coming in droves to cheer them on, how can the Maroons fail them? Altamirano’s true worth From the first time the buzzer sounded, the Maroons never allowed the Warriors to even move an inch, with its prolific scorer Altamirano showing his true worth. After subbing for a fouled out Magsanoc with a good four minutes left to play in the match, Altamirano shone with his playmaking skills and blazing marksmanship with his 27 points leaving the Warriors with no room to breathe. He ended up the tournament MVP that year. Paras likewise prevailed in his giant duel with Codinera with 19 points and 10 rebounds. With an insurmountable lead going into the final seconds, and coach Lipa reaching to the sky in triumph, the buzzer sounded with UP winning by nine points, 98-89. More than a dream come true And their first UAAP title in 47 years is now in their hands, more than a dream come true for the national cage mentor and the UP community he served. It brought a startling “revolution” into fruition, with UP taking over the reigns of the UAAP. Unfortunately, however, the celebration was short-lived, with the Ateneo, La Salle, and UST dynastic runs succeeding their memorable feat. Now 32 seasons later, UP has a chance to finally taste that sweet, scintillating victory again......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

San Beda overturns Mapua in NC volley

San Beda needed to overcome Mapua’s serious first set challenge before hammering out an emphatic 30-28, 25-17, 25-14 victory yesterday to seize the solo lead in the women’s division of the 94th NCAA volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: San Beda keeps hold of lead, wins back-to-back

San Beda University weathered a scare in the opening set before settling down as the Lady Red Spikers outmuscled Mapua University, 30-28, 25-17, 25-14, Tuesday to remain unscathed in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Mendiola-based squad captured its second straight win in as many games.    Skipper Cesca Racraquin led last year’s runner-up Lady Red Spikers, who opened their campaign in a five-set squeaker over University of Perpetual Help.  The Season 92 Rookie of the Year tallied 13 points off 11 attacks and two aces while putting up 24 digs for San Beda. Nieza Viray and Sattriani Espiritu finished with 14 markers each while Trisha Paras got 10 for the Lady Red Spikers, who punished Mapua with 51 attack points.  San Beda found na revamped Lady Cardinals side a tough nut to crack in the opening set as Mapua kept the game close. The Lady Cardinals even got to set point first before the Lady Red Spikers forced a deuce. Mapua then battled San Beda in a seesaw match before Racraquin sealed the set with a hit.    “I think ‘yung start sa amin parang masyado kaming nagri-relax. Kasi alam namin na parang, ewan ko, parang mas angat kami sa kailang team kaya nagri-relax kami,” said Racraquin. “Pero parang naging awakening sa amin yung bakbakan na ‘yun.” “Noong second set nag-relax kami pero nagtatrabaho na and yung setter namin mas umayos ang set noong second set kumpara sa first set,” she added. The Lady Cardinals, who finished the last two seasons winless, debuted with a setback. Angelie Magundayao had nine points while Jan Morano and Carla Gaudan combined for 11 markers for Mapua.    --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Altas rip Red Lions in NCAA volley opener

Perpetual Help went to other sources of power when reigning MVP Jobert Almodiel struggled as it smashed San Beda, 25-20, 25-23, 25-15, to set in motion its title-retention bid in the men’s division of the 94th NCAA volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan Friday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Altas, Chiefs open volley title defense

Perpetual Help and Arellano University start their title defense, with the former playing opposite San Beda in the men’s division and the latter facing Jose Rizal in the women’s side at the start of the 94th NCAA volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Lady Red Spikers, Lady Altas clash in opener

Last year’s runner-up San Beda University and University of Perpetual Help cross paths in an early battle of heavyweights in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball opener at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan Friday. Action starts at 2:00 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 Red Spikers made history last year after closing the elimination round with an 8-1 record and barging in the Finals to face eventual champion Arellano University. San Beda may have bowed down in the title series but the experience it gained will surely help the Lady Red Spikers as they try for another shot at the throne. The Mendiola-based squad will parade an almost intact line up with Cesca Racraquin and the Viray twins Nieza and Jiezela tipped to be this season’s most dangerous trio. It has been eight years since the Lady Altas held the title. As season hosts, Perpetual will go all-out to begin its bid to return to its glory days on the right foot. The Last Pinas-based squad lost middle Lourdes Clemente and starting libero Marijo Medalla but will still be a team to beat with top hitters Jowie Albert Versoza, Blanca Tripoli, Cindy Imbo and setter Necelle Gual returning. Meanwhile, defending champion Altas battle the Red Spikers at 3:30 p.m. while reigning juniors titlists Junior Altas clash with the Red Cubs at 5:00 p.m.   ---        Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Perpetual Altas to parade retooled lineup for NC volley

The Perpetual Help Lady Altas of head coach Micheal ‘Macky’ Cariño open their title bid against San Beda U Lionesses as NCAA women’s volleyball competition unfolds Friday at the Filoil Flying V Center......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

No picnic year for Red Lions despite three-peat win

It may have looked too easy after the San Beda University (SBU) Red Lions annexed their third straight National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) crown last week with another sweep of…READ The post No picnic year for Red Lions despite three-peat win appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

History repeats itself for Mapua Red Robins

It was a sweet victory for Mapua, which not only avenged their loss to LSGH last season, but also tied the San Beda Red Cubs for the most NCAA Juniors titles with 22 crowns......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018