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Lady Chiefs clinch second Final Four seat

strong>Games Friday: /strong> (The Arena, San Juan) 9:00 a.m. --- San Beda vs. Mapua (m) 10:30 a.m. --- San Beda vs. Mapua(w) 12:00 p.m. --- Perpetual vs JRU (w) 2:30 p.m. --- Perpetual vs JRU (m)   Waxing-hot Arellano University occupied the second Final Four seat with its seventh straight win at the expense of the sputtering Lyceum of the Philippines University, 25-23, 25-23, 25-20, Wednesday in the 92nd NCAA women’s volleyball competition. The Lady Chiefs took advantage of the Lady Pirates’ 26 errors to exit The Arena in San Juan totting a 7-1 win-loss record behind the unbeaten San Sebastian College (7-0). Jovielyn Prado led Season 90 champion Arellano’s balanced scoring with 12 points anchored on 11 kills while adding 11 digs and nine excellent receptions on the defensive end. Team captain Rialen Sante chipped in nine markers while Andrea Marzan got eight points for the Lady Chiefs, who are in their fifth straight semis stint. Erica Calixto and Mary Anne Esguerra combined for 14 points for Arellano U, which also drew closer to a Final Four twice-to-beat advantage. In case SSC-R sweeps its last two games against LPU and defending champion College of St. Benilde, the Lady Chiefs’ next target is the no. 2 spot with its twice-to-beat advantage in a stepladder format. “Papalapit na kami ng papalapit. Basta lagi ko lang sinasabi sa team ko na hayaan n’yo na ang Baste na mag-no. 1 na sila ang importante ay makuha natin ang advantage ng top two,” said Arellano coach Obet Javier, whose squad will close the elims against Perpetual Help on January 25. “Lagi kong sinasabi na kahit nananalo tayo yung pursige natin dapat nandoon pa rin. Di tayo pwedeng mag-relax.” The Lady Pirates dropped their second game in a row as LPU dipped to 5-3 record tied with San Beda College.  Skipper Cherilyn Sindayen and Czarina Orros scored 11 points each while Christine Miralles and Monica Sevilla had 10 markers apiece for the Intramuros-based squad, which is now hanging for dear life for the last two semis seats. In men’s play, the Chiefs secured at least a playoff for a semifinals spot with a 25-22, 25-16, 25-27, 25-19, win over the Pirates. Arellano improved to 6-2 tied with San Beda while booting LPU (3-5) out of the semifinals race. In the junior’s division, the Junior Pirates moved a win closer to sweeping the elimination round and jumping straight to the Finals with a thrice-to-beat advantage after outlasting the Braves, 22-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-19, 15-13. LPU is undefeated in six games while Arellano slid to 4-2 slate.       ---      Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 18th, 2017Related News

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sheryl Swoopes headlines the 12 finalists for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. The list was announced Monday. The six-member class of 2017 will be revealed Feb. 12 and enshrined this summer. Swoopes was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last fall. She starred at Texas Tech and in the WNBA. Swoopes also won three Olympic gold medals for the U.S. Other finalists include Kara Wolters of UConn, Crystal Robinson of the ABL and Yelena Baranova, who helped Russia win an Olympic gold medal in 1992. Coaches Joan Bonvicini, Rick Insell, Evelyn Blalock and Rose Marie Battaglia also are in the final 12. Nora Lynn Finch, who was the first chair of the NCAA women's basketball committee, and Christine Grant — the founding member of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women — are up as contributors. Louise O'Neal is on the list as a veteran's pick and official Sally Bell rounds out the group. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 16th, 2017Related News

Lady Altas keep Final Four bid alive in sweep of Lady Pirates

strong>Games Wednesday: /strong> (The Arena, San Juan) 8:30 a.m. --- Arellano vs. LPU (jrs) 10:00 a.m. --- Arellano vs. LPU (m) 11:30 a.m. --- Arellano vs. LPU (w) 1:00 p.m. --- JRU vs Letran (w) 2:30 p.m. --- JRU vs Letran (m)   With its season on the line, University of Perpetual Help survived to fight another day with a 25-21, 29-27, 25-23, win over Lyceum of the Philippines University Friday in the 92nd NCAA women’s volleyball competition at The Arena in San Juan. The Lady Altas improved their record to 4-3 and more importantly fanned the flames their flickering Final Four bid alive to escape an early elimination while snapping the Lady Pirates’ three-game winning streak. “During our practice hind ko na sila pinagalitan. Binigyan ko na lang sila ng motivation. Hindi ko rin binabanggit sa kanila ang mangyayari sa amin (kapag natalo kami) kasi ayokong madagdagan pa sila ng pressure,” said head coach Sammy Acaylar, whose wards are coming off a straight sets loss at the hands of unbeaten and semis-bound San Sebastian College.            “Nakita ko ang heart nila ngayon sa game nila,” added Acaylar, who was appointed as the school’s athletic director last month and recently tapped by Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc, as national men’s team mentor for the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on August. Jamela Suyat led the assault for the Las Pinas-based squad by hammering 17 kills in her 19-point output while Coleen Bravo had a block party with seven blocks in her total of 13 points. Jowie Versoza added 11 markers for Perpetual, which still needs to win its last two elims assignments against eliminated Jose Rizal University on January 20 and Arellano University on January 25 to secure at least a playoff for a semis berth.    LPU absorbed its second loss in seven games.  Christine Miralles and skipper Cherilyn Sindayen, who committed a crucial service error in the last play that sealed the Lady Pirates’ doom, scored 10 points each. LPU still has Arellano and SSC-R in its list of assignments. In the other women’s result, Emilio Aguinaldo College captured its first win in eight outings as the Lady Generals buried Mapua deeper down the cellar, 25-18, 25-13, 26-24. Ladeisheen Magbanua finished with 18 while Jaylene Lumbo got 13 for EAC, which will close its campaign on January 23 against Letran (1-6). The Lady Cardinals are winless in eight games and will end their season in a clash with San Beda College on January 20.  In men’s division, Mapua (5-3) kept its Final Four bid alive with a 25-21, 25-22, 14-25, 25-15, win over listless EAC (0-8).          --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 13th, 2017Related News

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Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJan 9th, 2017Related News

LPU demolishes EAC in NCAA volley

strong>Games Thursday: /strong> (The Arena, San Juan) 8:30 a.m. --- CSB vs SBC (jrs) 10:00 a.m. --- CSB vs. SBC (m) 11:30 a.m. --- CSB vs SBC (w) 1:00 p.m. --- Mapua vs Letran (w) 2:30 p.m. --- Mapua vs Letran (m)   Lyceum of the Philippines University opened the new year with a sweet sweep of the 92nd NCAA volleyball competition playdate against Emilio Aguinaldo College Wednesday at The Arena in San Juan. The Intramuros-based squad emerged victorious on all fronts highlighted by a shocker dealt by the Junior Pirates to the erstwhile unbeaten Brigadiers in the high school play to start the day. The Junior Pirates banked on the 20-point production of Valeriano Sasis to put a dent on the Brigadiers' record with a 25-19, 25-23, 22-25, 25-22, victory for its fourth straight win in as many outings. LPU snapped EAC’s five-game winning run. The Lady Pirates, on the other hand, rolled to their third straight victory for a share of the second spot with a 25-20, 25-23, 25-20, demolition of the listless Lady Generals. Picking up from where they left off last month before the holiday break, LPU improved to 5-1 win-loss record tied with idle defending champion College of St. Benilde. Skipper Cherilyn Sindayen, Czarina Orros and Christine Miralles logged in 12 points each for LPU. La Rainne Fabay added 10 markers for the Lady Pirates, who uncorked 40 attack points with Sindayen and Orros hitting 10 each. Despite their easy win, head coach Emil Lontoc was far from satisfied with the way his players’ performance. “Kailangan pa naming mag-step up pa kasi yung nakikita namin sa ensayo hindi namin nagagawa rito. Kanina ang pangit ng receive namin,” said Lontoc, whose squad is on the right track to advance to the semifinals for the first time since 2011. “Siguro kanina masyadong kumpiyansa sila na alam nilang hindi gaanong malakas ang kalaban,” he added. The Lady Pirates will have another long break before their crucial matches against other semifinal contenders Perpetual Help on January 13, Arellano University on January 18 before closing the eliminations on a collision course with San Sebastian College on January 23. The Lady Generals dropped to 0-7 record with only Jaylene Lumbo scoring in double figures with 11. In men’s play, the Pirates evened their record at 3-3 with a 27-25, 25-20, 25-18, victory over the freefalling Generals. Jhonel Badua and Joeward Presnede scored 14 points each for the LPU, which tied Mapua and San Sebastian College at the middle of the pack heading into the closing stretch of the elims. EAC absorbed its seventh loss in as many outings.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 4th, 2017Related News

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Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 19th, 2016Related News

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