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UAAP 82: UP clamps down on Suerte to claim third straight W

ANTIPOLO - The University of the Philippines did not try its luck, Saturday at Ynares Center here, pulling out all the stops to cool down Rey Suerte before pulling off a 62-56 triumph over University of the East. The Fighting Maroons set all of their sights on Suerte, the one-and-done star who has taken the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament by storm, to score their third consecutive victory and fourth overall in five games. "Our intention was really to limit his output," head coach Bo Perasol said post-game. At the other end, Javi Gomez de Liano waxed hot from the get-go, firing seven of his 15 points in State U's blazing 12-3 beginning. Bright Akhuetie and Kobe Paras then joined in on the fun as UP built up a lead of as much as 13 in the second quarter. The Red Warriors regrouped at the half, however, and even came as close as one point, 56-57, inside the last two minutes. It was at that point that Paras found a wide open Jaydee Tungcab at the corner who wasted no time swishing home the triple. That, as well as a split from the stripe and then a defense that allowed no more makes finished off the Fighting Maroons' wire-to-wire win that keeps them at solo second. Paras wound up with a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double while Akhuetie stuffed the stat sheet with 16 markers, five boards, three assists, three steals, and a block. Tungcab also added four points all while serving as the primary defender to Suerte who was frustrated to only four makers in 2-of-15 shooting to go along with four turnovers. "In the end, it was Jaydee that saved us with his three in the corner and his game-long brilliance in defending Rey Suerte helped us a lot," coach Bo said. Ricci Rivero, Noah Webb, David Murrell, and James Spencer also did their part against the talented transferee from University of Visayas who was coming off a 31-point outing against De La Salle University, including the game-winner. In Suerte's stead, Senegalese powerhouse Alex Diakhite paced UE with monster numbers of 21 points, 17 rebounds, and five assists. Missing their main man, though, they were unable to build on their breakthrough win and dropped down to 1-4. BOX SCORES UP 62 - Akhuetie 16, Ja. Gomez de Liano 15, Paras 12, Rivero 7, Tungcab 4, Ju. Gomez de Liano 3, Manzo 3, Webb 2, Murrell 0, Prado 0, Spencer 0. UE 56 - Diakhite 21, Abanto 9, Tolentino 8, Antiporda 6, Pagsanjan 6, Suerte 4, Cruz 2, Manalang 0, Mendoza 0, Natividad 0. QUARTER SCORES: 23-15, 39-27, 46-42, 62-56. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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Adamson out to add to La Salle s misery in UAAP 82

Games on Saturday at Ynares Center 2:00 p.m. - UE vs UP 4:00 p.m. - La Salle vs Adamson Adamson University went on a furious fightback to get back on track in the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament. Now, the Soaring Falcons want nothing more than to go streaking at the expense of struggling De La Salle University, Saturday at Antipolo's Ynares Center. The San Marcelino-based squad, who is tied with UST in third place at 3-2, shoots for back-to-back wins even as the 1-3 Green Archers shoot for a bounce back win starting 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. Meanwhile, the University of the Philippines guns for a third win in a row against University of the East at 2:00 p.m......»»

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TERRIFIC 12: San Miguel’s title run goes through Lance Stephenson

MACAU — San Miguel Beer’s road to yet another championship will have to go through a former Los Angeles Laker in Lance Stephenson. Stephenson now plays for China’s Liaoning Flying Leopards and the Beermen will have to beat them in the semifinals here to reach the championship round of the East Asia Super League’s The Terrific 12 tournament. San Miguel swept Group B of the Terrific 12, beating China’s Shenzhen Aviators and defending champion Ryukyu Golden Kings from Japan. Import Dez Wells is for real, leading the Beermen with highlight plays on both ends of the floor. The same can be said of Stephenson, who has been simply dazzling in the Terrific 12 during a Group D sweep. In a showdown of arguably the two best teams of this year’s tournament, only one will move on to the Finals. Tip off for San Miguel-Liaoning will be at 7:00 p.m. live from the Tap Seac Multi-sport Pavillion. The other semifinals showdown feature China’s Zhejiang Guangsha Lions and South Korea’s Seoul SK Knights.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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TERRIFIC 12: Lance looking forward to “fun” semis vs. San Miguel Beer

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Struggling ChocoMucho tries to turn its fortune around as it attempts to repeat over winless Chef’s Classics on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center in Bulacan. After a promising 2-1 start, the Flying Titans saw themselves spiraling down with five consecutive losses to finish the first round in seventh place. ChocoMucho looks to check its skid at 2:00 p.m. against the last team it defeated in the first round a month ago. The match will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Flying Titans are coming off a sorry five-set loss to Motolite last Sunday in their first game without prized middle blocker Maddie Madayag, who joined the national team in Thailand for a training camp and to participate in the inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix from Sept. 20-22 in Nakhon Ratchasima. Her departure left league-leading scorer Kat Tolentino to shoulder most of the scoring load but her 33-point production the last time out wasn’t enough to stop ChocoMucho’s bleeding. Shannen Palec, Arianne Angustia, Cindy Imbo and Kim Gequillana must step up their game to help Tolentino on offense to duplicate their first round win over the Lady Red Spikers. Chef’s Classics is still looking for its breakthrough win after dropping its first nine games. Nieza Viray and Justine Tiu need to get as much help as they can from the rest of the Lady Red Spikers to barge in the win column.   ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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