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Schrock, Pagdanganan to receive PSA special honors

Two more outstanding Filipino athletes in Stephan Schrock and Bianca Pagdanganan will be the recipients of special awards from the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA). Schrock will be conferred with the Mr. Football award, while Pagdanganan is going to be the first ever to receive the Ms. Golf title during the SMC-PSA gala night on March 6 at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel. The 33-year-old Schrock and Pagdanganan, 22, join Ms. and Mr. Basketball Jack Animam and Thirdy Ravena, Ms. and Mr. Volleyball Sisi Rondina and Bryan Bagunas, and Coach of the Year Pat Aquino as among those to be honored with special awards by the country’s oldest media organization. For making the country proud with its exceptional performance that netted for the host the overall title of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Team Philippines was the unanimous choice as the recipient of the coveted Athlete of the Year award. Pagdanganan had her own share in the Filipinos’ successful title drive in the SEA Games as she spearheaded the country’s two-gold romp in golf by winning the women’s individual event and the women’s team event in tandem with Lois Kaye Go. The recipient of the 2018 PSA Athlete of the Year (with fellow golfers Go and Yuka Saso, Hidilyn Diaz, and Margielyn Didal), Pagdanganan also won the Hawkeye El Tigre Invitational in Mexico last year. A gold medal winner in the 2018 Asian Games, the Filipina golfer attended Gonzaga University and later, the University of Arizona, which she helped win the NCAA Division 1 women’s golf championships in the same year. A sports and society major, Pagdanganan turned pro last year. Schrock, meanwhile, will be receiving his second Mr. Football award after winning his first in 2013. The veteran midfielder of Ceres-Negros FC stood as the rock of the Philippine Azkals that is currently on a transition, serving as the captain of the U22 team in the SEA Games that came close to reaching the knockout stage. The Fil-German player was also named by the ASEAN Football Federation as one of the recipients of the AFF Best XI Award during the AFF Awards held in Hanoi, Vietnam. On the domestic front, Schrock led Ceres Negros to a third successive Football League title and steered the team to the ASEAN Zonal semifinals of the AFC Cup. Along with goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, Schrock also spearheaded the Azkals’ campaign in the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup joint qualifiers......»»

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Adamson books first-ever ticket to Finals in UAAP girls bball

Adamson University made history after securing a spot in the inaugural UAAP High School Girls Basketball Finals, after score an 80-70 wire-to-wire win over De La Salle-Zobel, Saturday at Paco Arena. With a 4-0 slate, the Baby Lady Falcons punched their ticket to the finale. The duo of Crisnalyn Padilla and Katrina Agojo once again led the Soaring Falcons with the former finishing with a game-high 26 points to go along with five steals, four rebounds, and four assists while the latter tallying 15 points, eight rebounds, four steals and an assist. Adamson held a double-digit lead for most of the game, leading by as much as 20 points, 75-55, after an Agojo jumper with 2:13 left. "Siyempre, nakakatuwa na maging part ng history na Adamson ang pinakaunang team sa kasaysayan ng UAAP na maglalaro sa Finals nito," said Adamson head coach Ewon Arayi. "Maganda ito para sa school at para sa women's basketball." Besides Padillo and Agojo, Joan Camagong also delivered, finishing with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Abigail Amdad led Adamson's bench with 12 points and 19 rebounds. Luisa Dela Paz paced DLSZ, who fell to 1-3, with 18 points, four rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Achrissa Maw and Jeehan Ahmed also finished with double-doubles, 14 points and 13 rebounds for the former and 13 points and 11 boards for Ahmed. In the first game, University of Santo Tomas completed their sweep of Ateneo with an 80-point whitewash, 108-28. Notching their third win, the Junior Growling Tigresses secured at least a playoff for the other Finals berth. Bridgette Santos flirted with a rare quadruple-double but came up a rebound short of achieving the feat. The forward scattered 18 points, 13 assists, 12 steals, and nine rebounds. Five other UST student-cagers ended in double-digits with Erika Danganan, Rachel Lacayanga, and Chille Serrano getting 14 markers each. Jane Araza and Jazly Estudillo added 11 and 10 points, respectively. Maxine Almeda paced the Lady Eaglets for the second straight game with 21 points and eight rebounds. Ateneo remained winless in four outings. The day's winners collide on Saturday, February 8, with UST aiming to follow Adamson to the Finals in their battle scheduled at 9 a.m. La Salle, on the other hand, will shoot for its second win against Ateneo in the following game of that day at 11 a.m. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME UST 108 - Santos B. 18, Danganan 14, Lacayanga 14, Serrano 14, Araza 11, Estudillo 10, Eroles 8, Rivera 8, Santos 7, Tubog 4. ATENEO 28 - Almeda 21, Sarmiento 4, Perez 2, Doctor 1, Baltazar 0, Capayas 0, Co 0, Gonzaga 0, Jimenez 0, Medina 0. QUARTER SCORES: 29-5, 51-12, 88-23, 108-28 SECOND GAME ADAMSON 80 - Padilla 26, Agojo 15, Camagong 14, Amdad 12, Carcallas 8, Miguel 4, Roy 2, Villarba 0, Reyes 0, Pohen 0, Brutas 0. DLSZ 70 - Dela Paz 18, Maw 14, Ahmed 13, Lopez 7, Cancio 5, Villarin 4, Salado 4, Amol 3, Udal 2, Ba 0. QUARTER SCORES: 16-8, 32-20, 59-40, 80-70......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 1st, 2020Related News

Blue Eaglets get payback on Jr. Warriors, grab solo third in UAAP 82

STANDINGS Bullpups 12-0 (twice-to-beat) Baby Tamaraws 11-1 (twice-to-beat) Blue Eaglets 7-5 Tiger Cubs 6-6 Baby Falcons 6-6 Jr. Archers 3-9 Jr. Warriors 3-9 Jr. Maroons 0-12 Ateneo de Manila High School avenged its sorry loss back in the first round of the UAAP 82 Boys Basketball Tournament with a 24-point demolition job of University of the East, 78-54, Wednesday at Blue Eagle Gym in Katipunan, Quezon City. Jynno Ladimo busted out from out of nowhere with a 21-point, 10-rebound double-double in the Blue Eaglets’ third consecutive victory and seventh overall in 12 games. Lebron Lopez and Josh Lazaro also did damage with the former finishing with 13 points, four rebounds, two blocks, and two steals and the latter ending with 11 markers, 18 boards, three pilfers, and two rejections. Forthsky Padrigao was more than happy to just serve as Swiss army knife and wound up with eight points, four rebounds, four assists, and four steals. All of that was more than enough for Ateneo to exact revenge on the Jr. Warriors who had upset them in the first round. “Yun talaga yung naging mindset namin today - atonement. In the first round, we took UE lightly and lost,” head coach Reggie Varilla said. He then continued, “Ngayon, that shouldn’t happen anymore. In getting payback, Ateneo got ahead in the tight race for the last two playoff berths as it now stands at solo third at 7-5. That’s because Nazareth School of National University tamed University of Sto. Tomas, 77-66. Gerry Abadiano turned in his best game of the season with 18 points while twin towers Kevin Quiambao and Carl Tamayo imposed their will in the Bullpups' 12th win in as many games. With the loss, UST dropped down to a 6-6 standing. Sporting the same slate is Adamson High School which took care of business against winless University of the Philippines Integrated School, 81-70. John Erolon was on fire with 18 points, all coming from behind the arc, while Jake Figueroa was a force with an 11-marker, 13-board double-double. The Baby Falcons’ wire-to-wire placed them on even ground with the Tiger Cubs for the fourth spot. The last two playoff berths are still closely contested by Ateneo, UST, and Adamson with two game days to go. Far Eastern University-Diliman, meanwhile, remained in the running for the top-seed after goring De La Salle Zobel, 65-46. Jorick Bautista starred with an all-around 23-point, 13-rebound, five-steal, and four-assist performance as the Baby Tamaraws’ blasted off to a 20-8 beginning and never looked back. Cholo Anonuevo and Penny Estacio also added 10 points apiece in the green and gold’s 11th win in a row following a season-opening loss. The Jr. Archers were paced by Ivan Cudiamat who had 13 points. After falling to 3-9, the once proud program also fall out of contention for the third straight season. At 3-9 and already eliminated as well are the Jr. Warriors who were led by CJ Austria who had 16 points to his name. Still searching for their first win through 12 tries are the Jr. Maroons whose effort in this one was fronted by Ray Allen Torres and Sean Torculas with the former finishing with 28 points and 12 rebounds and the latter ending with 17 markers and 10 boards. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME FEU-DILIMAN 65 - Bautista 23, Anonuevo 10, Estacio 10, Saldua 8, Sleat 6, Bagunu 3, Libago 2, Mantua 1, Padrones 1, Pasaol 1. DLSZ 46 - Cudiamat 13, Baclaan 11, Macasaet 6, Tupas 6, Unisa 4, Luna 3, Melecio 3, Del Mundo 0, Lawrence 0, Milan 0, Omer 0, Quimado 0, Reyes 0. QUARTER SCORES: 20-8, 29-22, 43-36, 65-46 SECOND GAME ADAMSON 81 - Erolon 18, Dominguez 17, Hanapi 13, Figueroa 11, Guarino 8, Barcelona 4, Cosal 4, Nitura 3, Gonzaga 2, Quinal 1, Abdulla 0, Dubouzete 0, Ignacio 0, Ocangcas 0, Timbancaya 0, Tulabut 0. UPIS 70 - Torres 28, Torculas 17, Canillas 7, Dimaculangan 6, Gomez de Liaño 6, Armamento 3, Lopez 3, Avinado 0, Cordero 0. QUARTER SCORES: 22-12, 34-30, 59-54, 81-70 THIRD GAME ATENEO 78 - Ladimo 21, Lopez 13, Lazaro 11, De Ayre 8, Padrigao 8, Salvador, G. 5, Espinosa 4, Corral 2, Felix 2, Rubiato 2, Salvador, M. 2, Diaz 0, Jaymalin 0, Nieto 0, Pangilinan 0, Santos 0. UE 54 - Austria 16, Marasigan 8, Cabili 7, Montecastro 7, Caliwag 6, Peralta 6, Castillo 2, Pelipel 2, Cruz 0, Mara 0, Montecalvo 0, San Juan 0, Serrano 0, Tan. QUARTER SCORES: 17-18, 47-24, 66-36, 78-54 FOURTH GAME NU 77 - Abadiano 18, Fortea 13, Quiambao 12, Tamayo 12, Felicilda 11, Alarcon 5, Tulabut 4, Enriquez 2, Mailim 0, Torres 0. UST 66 - Montemayor 20, Escoto 14, Lina 14, Cortez 10, Calivozo 4, Buagrin 2, Villarez 2, Ascutia 0, Javier 0, Maliwat 0, Oliva 0. QUARTER SCORES: 14-8, 34-29, 59-46, 77-66. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 29th, 2020Related News

Alex Gonzaga, engaged na sa politician boyfriend

MELROSE MANUEL   MASAYANG inanunsiyio ng vlogger, TV host at aktres na si Alex Gonzaga ang kaniyang engagement sa nobyong si Mikee Morada. Sa kaniyang Instagram post, makikita na kayakap ng aktres ang politician boyfriend. Isinabay ng couple na sina Alex at Mikee ang ginawang engagement sa kaarawan ng aktres. Nitong Oktubre ay ipinagdiwang ng […] The post Alex Gonzaga, engaged na sa politician boyfriend appeared first on PINAS......»»

Source: Pinasglobal PinasglobalCategory: NewsJan 28th, 2020Related News

Tanong ng madlang pipol: Buntis na ba si Alex kaya minamadali ang kasal?

Sa kabila ng halos wala na siyang kapahi-pahinga sa pagba-vlog at pagtatrabaho ay kailangan siyempreng bigyan ng panahon ni Alex Gonzaga ang paghahanda para sa pagpapakasal nila ni Konsehal Mikee Morada. Kailan lang ay umalis ang magkarelasyon papunta sa Singapore para sa bridal gown ng singer-actress, mabilis namang natugunan ang gusto ni Alex, kaya hindi […] The post Tanong ng madlang pipol: Buntis na ba si Alex kaya minamadali ang kasal? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

TANONG NG MADLANG PIPOL: BUNTIS NA BA SI ALEX KAYA MINAMADALI ANG KASAL?

Sa kabila ng halos wala na siyang kapahi-pahinga sa pagba-vlog at pagtatrabaho ay kailangan siyempreng bigyan ng panahon ni Alex Gonzaga ang paghahanda para sa pagpapakasal nila ni Konsehal Mikee Morada. Kailan lang ay umalis ang magkarelasyon papunta sa Singapore para sa bridal gown ng singer-actress, mabilis namang natugunan ang gusto ni Alex, kaya hindi […] The post TANONG NG MADLANG PIPOL: BUNTIS NA BA SI ALEX KAYA MINAMADALI ANG KASAL? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 24th, 2020Related News

MPBL: Makati demolishes Caloocan in 42-point rout; Davao bounces back

Makati-Super Crunch ended its two-game skid in emphatic fashion, romping Caloocan-Victory Liner by 42 points, 119-77, in the 2019-20 Chooks-to-Go MPBL Lakan Season at the San Andres Sports Complex in Manila, Wednesday. Joshua Torralba powered the romp with 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting including six treys, helping Makati to a 21-6 win-loss record, still at third spot in the Northern division. Josrph Sedurifa chipped in 16 points, six rebounds, and six assists while Cedric Ablaza added 15 markers and nine boards. John Rey Villanueva and Rudy Lingganay also finished in double figures in points with 13 and 11, respectively. "We are still in the adjustment phase pero sobrang happy ako kasi inaccept ng players yung challenge. The win should be really credited to the players because they played very well," said coach Beaujing Acot, who earned his first win as Makati's head tactician. The Super Crunch-backed squad opened the game scorching, zooming to a 14-2 advantage, punctuated by back-to-back triples by Torralba, and never looked back. Joseph Manlangit's rim-rattling jam in the waning seconds of the game gave Makati its biggest lead of the game at 42, 119-77. Makati's bench did the heavy lifting with 64 points against Caloocan's 34. Paul Sanga paced Caloocan with 17 points and six rebounds while Damian Lasco had 14 markers. The loss allowed the Supremos to drop their fourth-straight game and slip to the ninth spot in the North behind a 14-13 card, half-a-game behind Pasay at 14-12 in the same division. In the earlier game, Nueva Ecija broke away late, thwarting Bulacan, 85-78. Leading by just a point, 72-71, Jai Reyes took over for the Rice Vanguards. He scored the next 10 points for his team - a floater, an and-one, and five freebies - to restore order with 2:09 left, 82-73. However, the Kuyas wouldn't go without a fight as Dennis Santos and Jovit Dela Cruz cut Nueva Ecija's lead to five, 82-77 with 37.89 ticks left. But they could not buy a basket in the waning seconds to give their foes the victory. "Our pick and roll today was good, marami kaming nakuha out of that. We just slowly chipped away even though Bulacan was in control most of the game," said Rice Vanguards assistant coach Carlo Tan. Reyes registered 20 points and 15 assists as the also-ran Nueva Ecija improved to 9-18 in the Northern division. Tonino Gonzaga also delivered 20 markers of his own with seven rebounds while Justin Arana beasted in the paint, tallying 19 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocked shots. The Rice Vanguards flexed their muscles on the defensive end, limiting Bulacan to a measly 25-of-78 clip, good for just 32.1 percent, while they buried 43.5 percent of their attempts. Dela Cruz led the Kuyas with 14 points and six rebounds while JR Taganas contributed 13 markers, eight boards, and four dimes. With the loss, Bulacan halted its six-game winning streak and fell to 18-9, tied with 1Bataan-Camaya Coast for the fourth and fifth spots in the North. In the first contest, Davao Occidental-Cocolife got back on the winning track after topping Parañaque-Yabo Sports, 78-70. The Tigers raised their win-loss card to 22-4, three days after absorbing a humiliating 84-65 defeat at the hands of San Juan -- their Datu Cup finals tormentor. "Parañaque played tough. This is another learning experience for us. It is good playing against those hungry and young teams," said Davao coach Don Dulay. Trailing, 63-76 with 3:40 remaining in the fourth quarter, Parañaque made one last run, launching seven unanswered points, capped by Keith Pido's jumper, 70-76, with 45 ticks left. But it was too little, too late as Bogs Raymundo answered with a deuce on the other end before the Patriots missed their shots to end the match. With Parañaque ahead 27-21 in the second period, the Tigers unleashed a 16-1 surge, capped by Mark Yee's layup to gain control, 37-28, with 3:28 left. Yee came through with a big double-double of 17 points and 17 rebounds alongside six assists, Emman Calo had 13 markers built on three treys. Chester Saldua added 11 points, five steals, and four boards. James Abugan's 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a block could not stop Parañaque from dropping its seventh-straight loss as they slipped to 8-20, 13th in the Northern division. The Scores: FIRST GAME Davao Occidental-Cocolife 78 - Yee 17, Calo 13, Balagtas 12, Saldua 11, Robles 10, Raymundo 10, Ludovice 3, Bonleon 2, Gaco 0, Mocon 0, Forrester 0, Adormeo 0. Paranaque-Yabo Sports 70 - Abugan 14, Pido 12, Sunga 11, Solis 10, Mangalino 10, Saguiguit 7, Banzali 4, Begaso 2, Larotin 0, Antonares 0, Lucente 0, Menguez 0. Quarterscores: 18-23, 43-34, 64-52, 78-70. SECOND GAME Nueva Ecija 85 - Reyes 20, Gonzaga 20, Arana 19, Sarao 7, Sabellina 6, Monte 6, Martinez 3, Garcia 2, Dela Cruz L. 2, Celada 0, De Leon 0. Bulacan 78 - Dela Cruz J. 14, Taganas 13, Escosio 11, Diputado 9, Alabanza 9, Nermal 8, Alvarez 5, Santos 5, Capacio 2, Arim 2, Siruma 0. Quarterscores: 11-21, 36-39, 56-61, 85-78. THIRD GAME Makati-Super Crunch 119 - Torralba 24, Sedurifa 16, Apinan 16, Ablaza 15, Villanueva 13, Lingganay 11, Baloria 8, Asoro 8, Cruz 2, Manlangit 2, Importante 2, Morales 2, Cayanan 0, Sta. Maria 0. Caloocan-Victory Liner 77 - Sanga 17, Lasco 14, Escalambre 11, Labing-isa 9, Tongco 7, Ambulodto 5, Cervantes 5, Marilao 4, Sarangay 2, Gonzales 2, Cayson 1, Garcia 0. Quarterscores: 29-16, 60-42, 89-59, 119-77......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 23rd, 2020Related News

Donasyon ni Alex sa Taal victims nilait-lait ng basher: 2 pirasong sardinas sa gusot na eco bag…abuloy?

LAIT ang inabot ni Alex Gonzaga sa isang Facebook account. Ang dalawang sardinas at gusot na eco bag ang dahilan sa panglalait sa kanya. “MAMIMIGAY KA NALANG MAS MALALA PA ANG GUSOT NG ECO BAG MO KESA SA LAMAN! BINABAD MO LANG LOGO NG SPONSOR MO SA LEEG. SANA MAN LANG KINAUSAP MO YANG SPONSOR […] The post Donasyon ni Alex sa Taal victims nilait-lait ng basher: 2 pirasong sardinas sa gusot na eco bag…abuloy? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2020Related News

Kalokahan ni Alex tanggap ng dyowang politiko

    Kitikiti mang itinuturing ay may isang lalaki pa ring handang magbigay ng tunay na pagmamahal at magandang kinabukasan kay Alex Gonzaga.     Engaged na sila ni Mikee Morada, isang abogado at konsehal ngayon sa Lipa City, naganap ang proposal ng binata sa Hong Kong habang nandu’n ang pamilya Gonzaga.     Cool na cool lang ang […] The post Kalokahan ni Alex tanggap ng dyowang politiko appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2020Related News

Alex Gonzaga, defensive?

BY RAMPADOR ALINDOG —– ALEX Gonzaga didn’t like it that some netizens are urging her to do something for those affected by the recent eruption of Taal Volcano. A netizen recently suggested that she, among other vloggers, refrain from doing the usual on their plat­forms and rally others of their ilk to create a “challenge” […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2020Related News

Alex Gonzaga engaged na kay Mikee Morada!

ENGAGED na ang actress-vlogger na si Alex Gonzaga sa kanyang non-showbiz boyfriend na si Mikee Morada. Ito ang ibinandera ng kapatid ni Toni Gonzaga sa kanyang social media followers kasabay ng pagpo-post ng picture nila ni Mikee kung saan makikita ang suot niyang engagement ring na nagmumura ang malaking diamond stone. Naganap ang announcement ng […] The post Alex Gonzaga engaged na kay Mikee Morada! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2020Related News

Alex Gonzaga reveals engagement ring on her birthday

In the engagement clip dated Dec. 27, 2019, Alex is seen unable to contain her excitement as she glowed along with the set of engagement rings......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2020Related News

Kelot, timbog sa Pampanga buy-bust

Pampanga – Kalaboso ang 51-anyos na lalaki matapos makuhanan ng tatlong sachet ng hinihinalang shabu sa ikinasang buy-bust sa Barangay Cabalantian, Bacolor, Pampanga, Miyerkoles. Ayon kay Police Maj. Louie Gonzaga ng Bacolor Municipal Police Station, taong 2019, kinakaharap pa ng suspek ang mga kasong motornapping, robbery, theft at extortion activities. Sangkot din umano ang suspek […] The post Kelot, timbog sa Pampanga buy-bust appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJan 10th, 2020Related News

How vlogging boosted Alex Gonzaga& rsquo;s career as TV star

There are a few emerging local artists on YouTube, but none of them has come close, at least none as of yet, to how Alex Gonzaga dominates the popular video streaming site. Thus, it is safe to say that the 31-year-old screen star is the queen of YouTube in the Philippines......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesJan 6th, 2020Related News

Alex tinawag na balahura pero waging-wagi sa YouTube

PANALUNG-PANALO ang ginawang effort ni Alex Gonzaga nang maghapon para sa pagtutok sa buhay at career ni Raffy Tulfo para sa kanyang vlog. Dumaan pa sa amin sa “Cristy Ferminute” nu’ng araw na ‘yun si Alex, dahil pati sa sikat na programang “Wanted Sa Radyo” ni Kuya Raffy ay nagbantay rin siya, talagang kinarir ni […] The post Alex tinawag na balahura pero waging-wagi sa YouTube appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 5th, 2020Related News

If I were to write about love...

JUST IN: Here are the nine celebrities to be honored with stars at the Eastwood City Walk of Fame on Jan. 12, 6 p.m.: 1. Kim Atienza, Television; 2. Catriona Gray, Television; 3. Jo Koy, Television; 4. Rachelle Ann Go, Theater; 5. Nanette Inventor, Music; 6. Jiggy Manicad, News and Public Service; 7. Jun Banaag, Radio; Edu Manzano, Movies; and 9. Alex Gonzaga, Social Media.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 3rd, 2020Related News

Hot Stuff: How Alex Gonzaga And Luis Manzano Brought Festive Cheer This Season

It's indeed the most wonderful time of the year!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleDec 30th, 2019Related News

MPBL: Pasaol leads Zambo to fourth straight win in Canada

Alvin Pasaol and the Zamboanga Family's Brand Sardines handed the also-ran Imus-Luxxe Slim a beating while Senator Manny Pacquiao dazzled the crowd in the 2019 Chooks-to-Go/MPBL Lakan Cup Canada Invasion, Saturday morning (Manila time) at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Zamboanga roughed up Gerald Anderson and the Bandera, 88-72, to keep sixth place in the Southern Division of the league with a 17-10 card. Pasaol finished with 21 points and six rebounds to lead the Family's Brand Sardines-owned Zamboanga to its fourth-straight victory. Raffy Reyes and Reggie Morido, along with Pasaol capped off the first half with seven unanswered points to turn an eight-point lead to a wide 46-31 gap. The Chooks-to-Go 3x3 star continued the assault, firing five points in an 8-0 run to put up Zamboanga's biggest lead of the ball game at 23, 54-31, with 9:10 remaining in the third. Gerald Anderson, Jayjay Helterbrand, and Jojo Cunanan fought back with a 14-0 swing to cut the lead to nine with 6:24 left in the third. However, it was the closest that Imus could get as Zamboanga's Anton Asistio and Aaron Black were quick to douse off the run. Black added 13 points, seven rebounds, and three assists while Asistio chipped in 12 points built on four triples. Anderson paced Imus former tallying 14 points and five assists while Jeric Nacpil had 13 markers and eight boards. The Luxxe Slim-backed squad dropped to 6-21 also in the Southern Division. Meanwhile, Pacquiao flaunted his all-around game as Team Pacquiao cruised past Casem Calgary, 116-99, in the MPBL exhibition match. Pacquiao finished with a triple-double of 31 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds to lead his squad's 17-point rout of the Calgary squad which was composed of several Overseas Filipino Workers. On the other hand, the Mark Yee-led MPBL All-Stars settled for a draw against Calgary Storm, 95-95. Yee posted 27 points on 10-of-15 shooting on top of 12 rebounds. The Calgary-based team owned by Filipino Tony Tan was led by Kenny Oteneo with 24 points, six assists, and five boards. The Scores: Zamboanga Family's Brand Sardines (88) -- Pasaol 21, Black 13, Asistio 12, Bonsubre 7, Reyes 6, Manzo 6, Rono 6, Morido 4, Santillan 3, Ignacio 3, Argamino 2, De Vera 2, Villamor 0, Arboleda 0, Bederi 0 Imus-Luxxe Slim (72) -- Anderson 12, Nacpil 13, Cunanan 12, Cantimbuhan 10, Helterbrand 5, Deles 4, Vito 3, Morales 3, Ong 3, Munsayac 3, Arellano 2, Daroya 0, Ng Sang 0, Lim 0, Cawaling 0, Gonzaga 0 Quarterscores: 24-18, 46-31, 70-55, 88-72.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 29th, 2019Related News

Alex Gonzaga Kinabog si Luis Manzano sa Intense iWant ASAP Dance Showdown

Alex Gonzaga Kinabog si Luis Manzano sa Intense iWant ASAP Dance Showdown.....»»

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SEA Games: Really heartbreaking, really frustrating -- Valdez on bronze medal loss

Alyssa Valdez helplessly watched from the sidelines as Indonesia made a last stretch run to steal the bronze medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games women’s volleyball competition. She couldn’t help but feel a sense of regret for not being on court in what could’ve been a chance to end a 14-year medal drought for the Philippines in the biennial meet.     “Nanghihinayang siyempre. When you’re outside, you can’t contribute anything,” said Valdez, who rode the bench in the fourth and fifth set of the Nationals’ 20-25, 26-24, 15-25, 25-20, 14-16, loss to Indonesia on Monday in the battle for bronze at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City on Monday. But the hitter, who had 14 points, understood the decision of head coach Shaq Delos Santos to stick with the same line-up that forced the fifth set. After all, the Nationals went close to just a point away, 14-12, from claiming a spot in the podium since the 2005 edition of the regional sports meet with a rotation sans Valdez.   “It’s the decision of our coaches naman,” said Valdez. “Feeling ko mas nakikita nila kung ano yung mga kailangan ng team. So yun yung best decision na nangyari.” “Maganda rin naman hanggang dulo, lumaban din naman yung team,” Valdez added. But the bronze wasn’t meant for the Filipinas, who never got a chance to score again after Ces Molina’s match point off the block kill. “It’s heartbreaking. It’s really heartbreaking, really frustrating,” said Valdez. “But I think, sabi nga nila sa loob kanina, if it’s not for us, if it’s not our time, it’s not our time.” Setter Jia Morado just like Valdez played off the bench in the last four sets after starting in the first. She saw limited minutes in the fourth frame and was subbed out in the closing stretch of the deciding set. But she knew Delos Santos had a game plan in mind and those inside the court played their hearts out just like she would if she was there.   “Para sa akin, everyone naman is ready to play. Everyone is ready to step up,” said Morado. “So it's the coaches’ decision talaga kung sino ipapasok nila. Kami, kahit sinong ipasok or di kami gamitin, basta manalo para sa bayan, okay kami.” Meanwhile, Delos Santos stood by his decision. “Actually, yesterday, nag-usap na kami siyempre kung ano ang magiging diskarte ng coaches ire-respect. For us kasi, ako especially ako kasi ako ang naga-ano, di naman totally dahil hindi gagamitin or what pero yung timing, yun diskarte,” justified Delos Santos. “Siguro yung sitwasyon lang din na siyempre may nagi-step up din, merong ibang teammate niya na nagiging OK.” The second year mentor stuck with a rotation with middle Mika Reyes paired with Majoy Baron at the frontline, Ces Molina, Jovelyn Gonzaga and Eya Laure at the wings with veteran playmaker Rhea Dimaculangan and libero Dawn Macandili in the fourth frame that paid dividends. They carried the momentum up until the closing moments of the fifth frame when the Nationals went up, 12-8. But it didn’t end the way the Nationals wanted it to be. The medal drought extended for another year. Compounding the heartbreak was the fact that the Nationals lost all of their four games in the competition to finish fourth in a field of four - the worst finish for the Filipinas since their return in 2015 when the Nationals won one game in the Singapore edition and another one two years ago in Kuala Lumpur.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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