MPBL: Pacquiao cousin lifts Caloocan past Bacolod

The Caloocan Supremos - Victory Liner thrilled the home crowd in the Caloocan Sports Complex by putting the hurt on the Bacolod Masters Sardines, 89-74, in Thursday action at the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season. The victory, a third straight at home, propels the Supremos to 4-5 in the standings while the Negrenses drop to 3-6. Rene Pacquiao's 14-point, 10 rebound night earned him player of the game honors. "Iniisip namin depensa, kase doon kami nananalo," said Pacquiao, who is a second cousin of MPBL founder and Senator Manny Pacquiao. The Supremos held Masters Sardines to just 39 percent from the field. Another key stat of the game was Caloocan outrebounding their foes, 50-33. Bacolod homegrown Paolo Javelona was on song right off the bat with four three-pointers in the first quarter alone. But Pacquiao was in form as well with all of his 14 markers in the first half as the home team led 43-34 at the half. Bacolod suffered a blow in the second quarter when starter Justin Alano picked up a fourth foul in the second quarter, limiting his minutes for the rest of the contest. Caloocan got four quick treys, two from Paul Sanga and two from JC Escalambre, to grab a 68-49 lead with a minute to go in the third period. At the start of the 4th Caloocan led 68-51. From then on Damian Lasco helped confirm the win with ten of his 14 points in the final ten minutes for Caloocan. Bacolod can console themselves with the fact that Paolo Javelona was in beast mode, scoring 30 points, but it just wasn't enough. The middle game featured Basilan Steel Jumbo Plastic smothering the Mindoro Tamaraws, 105-89, with an awesome display of firepower. The Southern Tagalog club has helpless in the face of the Steel's scoring juggernaut, with Shaquille Alanes hanging up 16 points, Irven Palencia contributing 14 and Jerald Bautista good for 12. Basilan showed their intent with a 30-point second quarter to take a 43-35 halftime lead. The Steel turned the screws in the third quarter with production by Palencia and Michole Solera to lead 71-57 at the end of the period. Bobby Balucanag's alley oop was the highlight of that run. Basilan didn't take their foot off the gas in the final quarter as they go to 6-3 while Mindoro suffer a 5th loss in eight. Gab Dagangon was adjudged best player with a dozen points and as many rebounds for the Steel. Mindanao can take solace in the fact that Rodel Vaygan had yet another stellar outing with 28 points and 10 caroms. In the afternoon game Makati Super Crunch dominated the Bicol Volcanoes LCC Malls in the fourth to win, 83-75. Makati delivered a 25-point second quarter to sieze a 36-28 halftime advantage, with Joseph Manlangit pouring in seven points in that period. Bicol showed fighting spirit with back-to-back triples from Alwyn Alday and Jerome Garcia to take a 67-65 lead halfway through the fourth. An Alex Nueva bucket made it 69-65. Then Makati stormed to a 15-0 run including seven straight points by Joshua Torralba to lead, 80-69, while Bicol struggled with poor shot selection in the face of a withering Makati press. With 35 seconds left Volcano Rhaffy Gusi was thrown out of the game with a bizarre hack on Vincent Importante's face while guarding him. It remains to be seen if he will be suspended for the disqualifying foul. Despite poor free throw shooting in the endgame Makati hung on for victory. Jeckster Apinan led Makati with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Chris Lalata's 14 points was tops for LCC Malls. Bicol slump to 5-5 after a third straight setback. Meanwhile Cholo Villanueva's Makati keep pace with the leaders of the North Division with a 6-1 record......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 9th, 2019Related News

MPBL: Balanced scoring helps Bulacan maul Valenzuela

Bragging rights across the Meycauayan river go to the Bulacan Kuyas as they hammered the Valenzuela Classic SPV Top Marketplace 97-79 in Wednesday night action at the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season from the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in Malolos. It was a case of "pick your poison" for the visitors as six different Kuyas breached double figures in points. Bulacan goes to 5-4 with the win while SPV Top Marketplace slides to 4-6. The Kuyas first showed their intent with a 16-0 run in the second quarter to take a 37-30 lead. The Classic responded with a run of their own thanks to an astonishing nine straight points from Jaymar Gimpayan. It was 44-42 at the half for the Kuyas. However, in the third quarter it was one-way traffic for Bulacan as they terrorized the Classic defense with runs of 8-0 and 10-0, the latter featuring back-to-back triples from Dan Sara, who won best player honors with 11 points and 9 assists. Bulacan took a 70-58 lead into the final period and didn't let up even in garbage time. Antonio Bonsubre's 12 points was tops for the Kuyas as Rev Diputado, Jovit Dela Cruz, John Rey Alabanza and Jhan McHale Nermal all got ten or more points. "Kailangan talagang i-defend ang home court namin. Ginagawa talaga namin ang best namin para sa fans sa Bulacan," said Sara after. Britt Reroma's team gets a second straight win while Valenzuela continues their tailspin with a 5th straight loss. Gimpayan topscored for the Classic with 14 markers. In the early evening game Zamboanga Family's Brand Sardines walloped the SOCCSKSARGEN Armor On Marlins 100-75 in a match-up of Mindanao ball clubs. Zamboanga led 56-39 in the half but the Marlins pulled to with 12, 60-48 thanks to Exe Biteng's seven quickfire early third quarter points. Zamboanga's Robbie Costelo replied with several baskets to stretch the lead to 81-61 at the end of the third. Costelo's 19 markers led his team. There was no let up in the fourth as Leo De Vera poured in more output to add gloss to the scoreline. De Vera ended up with 16 points. Zamboanga improves to 5-4 while the Marlins continue their free-fall with a seventh loss in as many games. Jake Diwa led the scoring for SOCCSKSARGEN with 14 points. The day kicked off with Davao Occidental Tigers Cocolife sweeping away the challenge of Navotas Uni-Pak Sardines 94-74. The Tigers exploded with 27 points in the third quarter to put Navotas in the rearview mirror for good. Billy Robles led the Tigers with 14 points while DavOcc also enjoyed a breakout game from Chester Saldua who provided 13 markers. Mark Yee was good for 11 points as last season's finalists up their slate to 7-1. The Tigers were on point from beyond the arc, nailing 9 of 19 for 47 percent. Navotas was fresh from a 125-point outing against Nueva Ecija MiGuard, but were shackled by a determined Tigers D this time around. Jhong Bondoc paced Navotas, who drop to 2-3, with 16 points......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 8th, 2019Related News

Pacquiao sA NBA

PANGARAP ni Senator Manny Pacquiao na maging bahagi ng NBA at maging NBA team owner sa kanyang pagreretiro sa boxing. Bukod sa boxing, isang basketball fanatic si Pacquiao at nagba-basketball siya para mapanatiling nasa kondisyon ang pangangatawan. Ito ang dahilan ng kanyang desisyon na itatag ang Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League na kasalukuyang binubuo ng 30 koponan […] The post Pacquiao sA NBA appeared first on PINAS......»»

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MPBL: Pasay stuns Bacoor to end 4-game skid

The Pasay Voyagers vanquished the Bacoor Strikers 83-78 in front of a raucous crowd at the Cuneta Astrodome in Thursday night's main game at the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball Lakan Season. The win finally concludes a four-game streak of heartbreaking losses for Pasay, and pushes their record to 4-5. "Gustung-gusto naming bumawi sa mga sunud-sunod na talo na dikit," said player of the game Raymund Ilagan, who was influential all night long with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Pasay took a 46-36 lead into the locker room at the half, buoyed by Jan Jamon's 12 first-half points, including a corner three as time expired in the second quarter. The Strikers gained some ground in the third with nine points from 6 foot 9 Matthew Aquino. This despite a pair of treys from Pasay skipper Jaypee Belencion. The score stood at 67-61 at the start of the fourth. In the final period, Ilagan and Jamon delivered the big baskets to keep Pasay in front. Bacoor missed several close range attempts and committed key turnovers down the stretch. An RJ Ramirez triple in the last two minutes cut the Pasay lead to 81-78, but the ghosts of previous late-game collapses were laid to rest thanks to a Dhon Reverente steal and split from the line that confirmed the victory. At the final buzzer dozens of Pasay's long-suffering fans stormed on to the court to celebrate with the players. Pasay's sensational three-point shooting was crucial in their win. The Voyagers hit 13 of 33 three-pointers, just shy of 40 percent. Seven different Voyagers connected from beyond the arc. Ramirez topscored for Bacoor with 15 points as the Strikers absorb a second loss in eight outings. The second game was a tasty battle for bragging rights in the canned fish aisle with Bacolod Masters Sardines eking out an 82-80 win over Zamboanga Family's Brand Sardines. Bacolod homegrown Paolo Javelona had a colossal night, finishing with 27 points. Zamboanga had a 50-38 halftime lead that was decimated by Javelona's 17 third quarter barrage. The third quarter ended with the Negrenses up 61-58. With a minute to go in the game Jopher Custodio buried a triple that put Bacolod ahead 83-78. The cushion was crucial because Javelona committed two turnovers in the last few seconds, but Zamboanga was unable to capitalize on either and Bacolod hung on for the win. The Zamboangueños were led by Leo de Vera's 14 points and Reed Juntilla's 17. Bacolod improves to 3-5 while Zamboanga is back at .500 with a 4-4 card. The afternoon game saw Caloocan Victory Liner overcome Rizal Xentro Malls Golden Coolers 92-78, with Thomas Torres scoring 17 points to lead the Supremos to victory. There was a farcical start to the game when in the very first possession Caloocan player Rene Pacquiao shot into the basket he was supposed to defend. Apparently the players contesting the opening jump ball lined up facing the wrong side to start the game, confusing the other eight combatants. The points were initially awarded to Rizal, but after a delay and discussion, the basket was nullified, clock reset, and game restarted. Once Caloocan figured out which rim to shoot at, they proved to be quite adept at doing so, sprinting to a 21-4 run to start the game. The Coolers battled back in the second and third quarters thanks to Jayvee Vidal's 11 assists and Kelvin Gregorio's offense. Gregorio finished with 28 big points to lead all scorers. Rizal pulled to as close as three, 61-58, but in the fourth quarter Caloocan reigned supreme, with Almond Vosotros hitting ten of his 15 points. Rizal are stuck on one win against six losses while Caloocan advances to 6-1......»»

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MPBL: Muntinlupa outguns Quezon City in high-scoring shootout

In yet another display of breathtaking offensive hoops, the Muntinlupa Cagers - Angelis Resort edged the Quezon City Capitals WEMSAP, 106-100, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season on Tuesday night. The gallery at the Muntinlupa Sports Center were treated to a brilliant performance by the home team, who featured a three-headed monster of attacking hoops in Edzel Mag-isa (24 points), Ryusei Koga, (22 points, 14 assists) and John Ortuoste (24 points). It's the second night in a row where the league's featured game has over 200 total points. On Monday night Navotas defeated Nueva Ecija,125-97. Koga and Mag-isa were judged as co-best players of the game, and the former, when asked where his confidence came from, had this to say: "Marami talagang sumusuporta sa akin at nagtitiwala sa kakayahan ko." The game was knotted at 47 at the half but the Cagers got into a groove in the third, erupting with 36 points to take a 10-point lead into the final period. The highlight of the quarter was Bobby Enguio's jaw-dropping alley-oop jam off an inch-perfect Koga pass to give them an 83-70 lead late in the quarter. But QC were determined to make a game of it, and in the fourth Aaron Black and Dahrrel Caranguian spearheaded a resurgence that pulled them to within one, 92 to 91, with four minutes to go. Then Muntinlupa went for the jugular. Koga buried a triple and Ivan Villanueva scored a three-point play and a layup for a 100-92 lead that held up in the end. The Cagers come closer to .500 with this win, as their slate now stands at 3-5. Meanwhile, the Capitals slide to 4-3. In the second game, the Parañaque Yabo Sports earned bragging rights along Daang Radyal with a fine 81-77 win against Imus Bandera Khaleb Shawarma - GLC Trucks and Equipment. Down 77-72 in the last two minutes, Jemal Vizcarra dropped a triple and then a mid-range jumper to draw the Patriots level. After a Keith Pido basket gave the Patriots the lead, Vizcarra capped a superb all-around evening with a block of James Martinez's pass, leading to a Parañaque steal, Imus foul, and two free throws from Jayboy Solis to seal the fate of the Bandera. The 9-0 run was one of many in a see-saw battle. Parañaque had a 16-0 stretch from the second to the third quarters that was answered by an 11-0 spurt by Imus that featured back-to-back triples from Mikee Reyes. Vizcarra's 23 points led all scorers as Parañaque picks up its third win in eight outings and snaps a two-game skid. Imus only got 9 points from Jayjay Helterbrand as they slip to 2-4. The Tuesay tripleheader began with Makati Super Crunch out-steadying Cebu Casino Ethyl Alcohol, 73-67. Jeckster Apinan was the big story in the first half, pouring in 13 points as Makati led 37-27 at the half. Makati kept Cebu at arm's length all through to the fourth. With four and a half minutes to go and up 63-51, Makati looked set to put away the game when Joshua Torralba faced an open lay-up on a fast break. But his attempted slam dunk clanged off the rim. That blooper ignited a 10-0 run from the Cebuanos, highlighted by a triple from Michael Cenita and capped by a short stab from Will McAloney to cut the lead to two, 63-61. To the relief of Torralba, Apinan completed a three-point play and Joseph Sedurifa knocked down a trey to restore Makati's cushion with a minute to go. Rhaffy Octubre provided two late triples for the Sharks but it was too little, too late. Apinan finished with 21 points and 7 rebounds as Cholo Villanueva's Super Crunch goes to 5-1. Cebu, now 3-5, were led by McAloney and Octubre, who each tallied 16 points. Cebu missed the offense of Patrick Cabahug, who did not play because of an open wound on his leg......»»

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Cebu Sharks falter anew in MPBL

Cebu City, Philippines—The Cebu Sharks-Casino Ethyl Alcohol suffered their second straight loss after they got edged by the Makati Super Crunch, 73-67, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex. Down by as many as 18, the Sharks mounted a furious rally to trim the […] The post Cebu Sharks falter anew in MPBL appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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MPBL: Chad Alonzo finds home with Imus, serves as mentor to younger bigs

Three years ago, Chad Alonzo wasn't even on a basketball team. The former Adamson Soaring Falcon forward was just coming off brief stints with ASEAN Basketball League team MX3 Kings Pilipinas and KIA in the PBA. Now, the grizzled 35-year-old veteran is one of the leaders of the Imus Khaleb Shawarma/GLC franchise in the on-going Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Lakan Season. "Thankful lang din ako at tinayo ang liga na ito. Everybody, nagkakaroon pa ng chance talaga," said Alonzo, who returned to high-level basketball in 2017 when the MPBL inaugurated. "Yung for the love of the game, andoon eh. Age is just a number. Marami pang mas beterano nga sa atin eh. Pagdating sa MPBL, lahat nabigyan ng chance e. Yung mga bata naman, nakakapag-PBA. Maganda talaga yung programa." It turned out, Imus had always kept their eyes on the 6-foot-4 bruiser. And when the squad had the chance to secure his services, they did. "After ng Bacoor Strikers, free agent ako, and then sinabihan ako ng coaching staff ng Imus, and sabi nila, Chad, punta ka sa amin," shared Alonzo. Liking what they saw, Imus team manager Lou Abad presented Alonzo his new contract. It has not been an easy route so far for the Khaleb Shawarma/GLC crew, faltering in three of their first four outings. But being among the tested veterans on the line-up, Alonzo has been quite a presence in the locker room and in practice. "Medyo nakaka-adjust na lahat. Nagg-gel na yung team kaya unti-unti, maganda na yung tinatakbo kaya maganda rin yung outcome last game," he said. "Ang pagkakaiba dito sa Imus, talagang bago yung team. Lahat ng players bago, hindi kagaya sa mga previous team ko na talagang magkakasama na. Naging responsibility dito ng mga veterans ay tulungan yung mga teammates ko lalo na't mga bago pa sila." With eight years of PBA experience in the bag, Alonzo has served as a leader to younger front-liners like Gelo Vito and Jay-R Ng Sang, and he says he finds joy being that figure for them. "Dito sa MPBL, gusto ko matulungan lang yung ibang mga players. Yung mga gustong makapag-PBA. Mayroon kaming mga gustong magpa-draft," shared Alonzo. "So pwede kaming makatulong nina Jayjay Helterbrand." Not to be outdone, Alonzo even opened up about going toe-to-toe with the youngsters in practice, keeping up with them as he would receive compliments afterwards. "Sinasabi nila, Chad, para kang college lang ah. Paunahan eh, mabibilis, pero nakakasabay pa," recalled Alonzo. "Nakakatuwa talaga kasi karamihan, mga bata. Naishe-share ko sa kanila yung kung anong na-experience ko before sa PBA." Alonzo's last game with Imus was a testament to that, as he scored a double-double performance of 15 points and 12 rebounds in a decisive 82-70 win over the Soccksargen Marlins-Armor On. Such display that he could still be of significance to an MPBL club not only helped Imus, but inspired the rest of his teammates in general to develop winning attitude. "Yung mga bata, kailangan ipakita mo rin eh kasi ikaw yung veteran. Nakakatuwa naman sila kasi ginagaya nila and nagiging habit na nila sa practice. Lahat naman, sa sipag nadadaan eh. Nage-extra na sila after practice," he said. "Kung anong mga pwedeng maitulong sa kanila, ginagawa ko. Minsan nga, ganado pa sila mag-ensayo kasi nakikita nila na nakikipagsabayan ako sa kanila." Alonzo knows it will still be a long road for them in the Lakan Cup, but finding a niche is what's vital in keeping his career going, and perhaps lead him to another championship. "Kung papalarin talaga, sana makukuha rin ng title. Sana malayo ang marating ng Imus," he remarked. About Imus-Khaleb Shawarma/GLC Bandera: Imus-Khaleb Shawarma/GLC Bandera is one of the 10 pioneering teams of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League playing in the Southern Division of the league playing at the Imus City Sports Complex in Imus, Cavite, a third-class city in the Philippines. Khaleb Shawarma/GLC hold a 2-3 record in the Southern Division of the Lakan Cup and are undefeated at home. They will next play the Paranaque Patriots-F2 Logistics on July 30 at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex.  .....»»

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Cebu Sharks take on Makati Super Crunch on Tuesday

Cebu City, Philippines—The Cebu Sharks-Casino Ethyl Alcohol will try to get their rollercoaster of a season on track when they face off against the Makati Super Crunch in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex. The Sharks currently stand at 3-4 (win-loss), having lost to […] The post Cebu Sharks take on Makati Super Crunch on Tuesday appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 30th, 2019Related News

Manny Pacquiao looking to take MPBL to the international stage

It its first two seasons of existence, it's safe to say that the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League has been a huge success.  From just 10 teams in its inaugural 2018 Rajah Cup, the league has expanded every season, growing to 26 teams in the succeeding Datu Cup, and now 31 teams from all across the country in the on-going Lakan Cup.  "I’m so happy because what I planned two years ago, it’s very successful, itong MPBL, because of the support of the fans," Pacquiao said about the MPBL.  "Ngayon, we started at ten teams, and then naging 26, then naging 31. I’m overwhelmed with the support, na-amaze ako sa support of the fans sa MPBL, yung nagustuhan talaga nila yung liga dahil ito yung Liga ng Bawat Pilipino, we give time for the local players na makapag-laro." More than that, the MPBL has provided more Filipino basketball players the opportunity to showcase their talents on a big stage.  From ex-professionals to former collegiate stars, and even unheraleded talents, all have found a home in the MPBL.  "Actually nilimitahan lang namin yung mga [Fil-Foreigner] na maglalaro para mabigyan ng pagkakataon yung mga local players natin, especially yung mga homegrowns natin na makapag-laro sila ng husto," Pacquiao added.  When schedules permit, Pacquiao shares that he makes it a point to attend games to be able to check on the league himself and make sure that everything is running smoothly.  "Napaka-saya ng feeling dahil what you planned is well-accomplished, na makikita mo na overwhelming yung support ng mga fans sa basketball. Pumupunta ako dahil gusto ko pasalamatan yun mga fans, and to supervise also the operation of MPBL, to make sure na lahat ng galaw tama, walang magiging hadlang, para sa tuluy-tuloy na pag-suporta sa MPBL." Now that the MPBL has become widely successful on the local front, Pacquiao reveals that he is planning to take things to the next level.  Pacquiao reveals that he is looking at the possibility of bringing the MPBL beyond the Philippines and into Asia.  "I’m also planning to do that around Asia, like MPBL International, organizing parang one country, one team. Makapag-organize lang tayo kahit mga dalawampung team, mas maganda yan, tapos tawagin nating MPBL International." How does MPBL International sound to you?  Check out the full interview below: .....»»

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

Cebu Leylam Niños 7s bag Philam Vitality Kampeon Cup title

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Now, it can be said that Cebu has the best 7s football team in the Philippines.  This after the Cebu Leylam Niños 7s clinched the Men’s title of the Philam Vitality Kampeon Cup on Sunday night, July 28, 2019 with a 5-3 outsmarting of the Maharlika FC of Manila at the […] The post Cebu Leylam Niños 7s bag Philam Vitality Kampeon Cup title appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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MPBL: Late Ayonayon barrage rescues San Juan in OT win over Bataan

San Juan Go For Gold proved they have the heart of a champion by coming from behind late to beat the Bataan Risers, 87-79, in overtime in Saturday's Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season play date. The crowd at the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation in Legazpi City was treated to a clutch performance by San Juan's Mike Ayonayon, who caught fire late, sealing the victory and keeping their slate spotless at 7-0. "Sobrang pangit ang laro ko noong first half. So pinaninindigan ko lang mga tira ko, bahala na. Eh sakto, na-shoot," said the former PCU Dolphin, who finished with 18 points, 15 in the second half and OT. San Juan took a 34-32 halftime lead thanks in large part to John Wilson's 14 first-half points. The former NCAA MVP nailed half of his eight three-point attempts. Wilson led all scorers with 22 points. Bataan started the third with an 8-0 run to seize the initiative and finished the period 53-46 up with the help of CJ Isit and Jai Reyes. A triple by Reyes and then a bucket by Mar Villahermosa put the Risers up 72-61 with just over two minutes left and San Juan's immaculate record looked in jeopardy. However, Ayonayon answered the call with two triples and nine points in the end of regulation, none bigger than a baseline jumper to knot the game at 72-72 with 3.5 ticks and send the game into an extension. San Juan spotted Bataan a 75-72 lead then bossed overtime with big baskets from Ayonayon and Jhonard Clarito. Meanwhile the Risers wilted in the face of the champs' stifling defense, committing several costly turnovers. Bataan slumps to 3-4. The Risers missed the services of offensive machine Alvin Pasaol, who was unavailable for the game. In the featured game the Iloilo United Royals spoiled the home debut of the Bicol Volcanoes LCC Malls by hanging on for a 77-74 victory. Richard Escoto starred for the Ilonggos, getting best player of the game honors with 21 points. Bicol started jittery and hesitant in front of their home fans, shooting just two  of 20 from the field in the first quarter to fall behind 19-11 after ten minutes. There was more bad news early in the second period when Volcanoes talisman Ronjay Buenafe was called for a third foul while going for a jumper. The early foul trouble meant Buenafe's minutes were curtailed and he never got in sync. The Camarines Sur native missed all nine of his attempts from the field and was a non-factor, his 10 points all coming from the stripe. With 1:28 to go in the half and up 37-29, Royals guard JR Parker was observed striking Volcano Leo Blanca in the face. Parker was called for a disqualifying foul and his Bicol adventure came to a premature end. The visitors took a 44-33 lead into the locker room, with Cedric De Joya pumping in 11 of his 12 points. Key baskets from Jonathan Aldave and Alwyn Alday cut the lead to six, 60-54 in the end of the third. LCC Malls continued to chip away at the lead in the payoff period, and an Aldave triple with 48 seconds left brought them within one, 75-74. With 15 seconds left and up 76-74 Richard Escoto had two charities to ice the game. He flubbed both but with no timeouts to call Bicol ran a poor play, with Raffy Gusi missing a wild attempt then getting called for a kick ball. A Samboy de Leon free throw iced the contest for the Royals, sending the big Bicolano crowd home disappointed. Iloilo wins despite shooting 37 percent from the field, two percentage points better than their foes. Bicol's topscorer was Aldave with 18. Iloilo improves to 4-3 while Bicol's four-game win streak is history and their slate is now 5-3......»»

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4 sugatan sa banggaan ng bus, trak sa Quezon

Quezon – Sugatan ang apat sa banggaan ng pampasaherong bus at truck na may lulan na mga sisiw sa Maharlika Highway, Calauag, Quezon province kagabi, Hulyo 25. Kabilang sa nasugatan ang driver ng truck na si Clyde Cruz, helper na si Elmer Diaz, at mga pasahero na sina Susie Dakis at Susan Monte. Arestado naman […] The post 4 sugatan sa banggaan ng bus, trak sa Quezon appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJul 26th, 2019Related News

Cebu Sharks still working on cohesion, consistency

Cebu City, Philippines—Seven games into the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Lakan Cup, consistency and cohesion continues to elude the Cebu Sharks-Casino Ethyl Alcohol. This is the assessment of the team’s top perimeter threat and skipper, Patrick Cabahug, after the Sharks got blown out by expansion squad, Mindoro Tamaraws, 74-93, in their last game.  The […] The post Cebu Sharks still working on cohesion, consistency appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Cebu Sharks get crushed by Mindoro Tamaraws

Patrick Cabahug of Cebu shoots over a Mindoro defender in a MPBL game. | photo from Cebu Sharks FB Cebu City, Philippines—The Cebu Sharks-Casino Ethyl Alcohol stumbled once again as they got blown out by the Mindoro Tamaraws, 94-73, in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Season on Monday, July 22, 2019, at the Pasig […] The post Cebu Sharks get crushed by Mindoro Tamaraws appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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MPBL: Cebu Sharks squares off with Mindoro on Monday 

Cebu City, Philippines—The Cebu Sharks-Casino Ethyl Alcohol seek to build on their morale-boosting 69-68 win over the Iloilo United Royals when they take on the Mindoro Tamaraws in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Lakan Cup on Monday, July 22, 2019, at the Pasig Sports Complex. Game time is at 7 p.m. with the Sharks […] The post MPBL: Cebu Sharks squares off with Mindoro on Monday  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Derek nagpakitang-gilas agad sa MPBL

Nagpakitang-gilas agad ang Kapuso hunk na si Derek Ramsay sa unang paglalaro niya para sa Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL). Isa si Derek sa mga player ng Batangas Athletics-Tanduay na siyang nanalo sa laban last Thrusday kontra sa Caloocan Supremos-Victory Liner (80-67). Sigawan ang basketball fans nang umariba ng laro si Derek at maka-score sa […] The post Derek nagpakitang-gilas agad sa MPBL appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 21st, 2019Related News

Jump10 Philippine Selection gets underway in Cebu

Cebu City, Philippines—The loaded ARQ Builders prevailed over the PJ Goat, 67-57, to kick off their campaign in the Jump10 Philippine Selection tournament on Friday, July 19, 2019, at the City Sports Club-Cebu basketball court here. ARQ, which is composed of former and current players from the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), took their time […] The post Jump10 Philippine Selection gets underway in Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2019Related News

4 patay, 9 sugatan sa salpukan ng bus, van sa Quezon

Lopez, Quezon – Patay ang nasa 4 na katao habang 9 ang sugatan sa salpukan ng pampasaherong bus at van sa Maharlika Highway sa probinsya ng Quezon, Biyernes ng umaga. Malubha naman ang tinamong pinsala ng pampasaherong bus na nasa ilalim ng P&O Transport Corporation at naturang van. Patuloy naman ang imbestigasyon ng mga awtoridad […] The post 4 patay, 9 sugatan sa salpukan ng bus, van sa Quezon appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2019Related News

MPBL: Terrific Tayongtong leads QC to home win over Makati

Joco Tayongtong scored 13 of his 20 points in the final quarter as the Quezon City Capitals - WEMSAP roared back in the endgame to stun Makati Super Crunch 91-85 in Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball Lakan Cup action on Tuesday at the Ateneo Blue Eagle Gym. "Ang nasa isip ko lang ay manalo sa home court namin," said the former JRU Heavy Bomber after the game. Makati looked in command from the second quarter up until midway through the fourth after three straight JJ Manlangit baskets put them up by a dozen, 82-70. And then Joco Tayongtong happened. Tayongtong went berserk, leading an 11-0 run bouyed by a noisy crowd at the Blue Eagle Gym. Juneric Baloria's two free throws stopped the rot briefly for Makati, but Tayongtong went back to work with a three ball that keyed a 10-1 run to finish the game. Makati failed to score a field goal in the last five minutes of the contest to lose for the first time in five outings as only defending champion San Juan remains unbeaten in the Lakan Cup while QC improves to 3-2. Jeckster Apinan top scored for Cholo Villanueva's team with 21 points in a losing effort. The game brought back memories of the two teams' playoff series earlier this year in the Datu Cup, when seventh-seeded QC upset second-seeded Makati, sweeping them in two games. In the second game, Davao Occidental Cocolife upped their standing to 4-1 with a comfortable 86-55 romp over Rizal Golden Coolers Xentro Mall. Leading 36-31 at the half, the Tigers exploded with 27 points in the third quarter against only eight from Rizal to put a once-competitive game out of reach. Billy Robles, James Forrester and Mark Yee led the way with a barrage of points against a hapless Rizal defense. Yee claimed his 14th player of the game award with 21 points and 12 boards for a league-record 23rd MPBL double-double. Robles chipped in 15 for Davao. Only one player from Xentro Mall, Achie Iñigo, got into double figures with ten points. The Golden Coolers drop to 1-3. In the first match the Muntinlupa Cagers Angelis Resort won the Battle of BF Homes, defeating neighbors the Parañaque Patriots Yabo Sports 85-78. GJ Ylagan had a mammoth game with 22 points, including 6 out of 10 from three- point range, none bigger than a trey with 70 seconds to go in the game that gave Angelis Resort a 78-72 cushion. Matching Ylagan in scoring 22 was point guard Ryusei Koga, who skillfully outfoxed the Patriot pressing defense all day long with his ball-handling and passing. Completing the Munti big three was John Kevin Ortuoste, who poured in 19 markers. Parañaque shot a paltry 30.4 percent from the field, led by Vinny Begaso's 18 markers. Muntinlupa won despite seeing head coach Richie Melencio get tossed with 1:26 left in the game for a second technical after complaining about the officiating all game long. The Cagers climb to 2-4 in the standings with a second straight win. The Patriots are also now at 2-4......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 17th, 2019Related News

McAloney on making game-winning freethrow: Teammates’ trust helped

Cebu City, Philippines—With the game tied and a free-throw coming up with the chance to put the Cebu Sharks-Casino Ethyl Alcohol in front of the Iloilo United Royals with just 2.7 seconds remaining in their Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Cup game on Monday, July 15, 2019, William McAloney stepped to the line with butterflies […] The post McAloney on making game-winning freethrow: Teammates’ trust helped appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2019Related News