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Lana Condor, Noah Centineo to have Valentine s fan meet in Manila

Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, stars of Netflix’s "To All the Boys" films ("To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before" and the upcoming "To All The Boys: PS I Still Love You"), will visit the Philippines to show love to all their fans. .....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2020Related News

Timberwolves shut down Warriors, 99-84

By Joe Ziemer, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shabazz Napier and Robert Covington each scored 20 points to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Golden State Warriors 99-84 on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) in a matchup of injury-ravaged teams. Naz Reid added 13 points, Kelan Martin had 12 and Minnesota held Golden State to the lowest points total by an opponent this season. Glenn Robinson III scored 16 points for the Warriors, and Eric Paschall had 13, They have lost three straight. Minnesota was missing Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, while Golden State was without D'Angelo Russell, along with long-absent stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. The Timberwolves went on an 18-3 first-quarter run and led by as many as 22 in the first half. They held Golden State to 19 points in the first quarter and 41 in the first half. The Warriors went on an 11-2 run that started in the final minute of the third quarter and carried into the fourth. They trimmed the lead to eight at 92-84 on Damion Lee's basket with 4:35 left. That was as close as they would get. Minnesota was playing for the second consecutive night. The Timberwolves improved to 2-3 when playing the second game of a back-to-back. TIP-INS Warriors: Russell (right shoulder contusion), Willie Cauley-Stein (flu-like symptoms) and Kevon Looney (left abdominal soreness) joined long-term absentees Curry (left hand fracture) and Thompson (left ACL rehabilitation) in missing the game. Jordan Poole is on a G League assignment with Santa Cruz. No Warrior has appeared in every game this season. Timberwolves: Towns (left knee sprain), Wiggins (flu-like symptoms), Jeff Teague (right knee sprain), Treveon Graham (flu-like symptoms), Jake Layman (left toe sprain) and Noah Vonleh (left gluteal contusion) did not play. Two-way guard Jordan McLaughlin was recalled from Iowa of the G League on Wednesday. UP NEXT Warriors: Host Detroit on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Timberwolves: At Cleveland on Sunday (Monday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 3rd, 2020Related News

Antetokounmpo scores 32, Bucks hold off Wolves 106-104

By Andrew Wagner, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 17 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks held off a strong challenge from short-handed Minnesota in a 106-104 victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Antetokounmpo got his 30th double-double in 33 games this season and Khris Middleton added 13 points despite shooting 5 for 18 as Milwaukee hit just 42.6% of its shots overall and only 9 of 36 from 3-point range. Shabazz Napier had 22 points to lead Minnesota, and Gorgui Deng scored 15, Josh Okogie added 12 and Jarrett Culver 10. Napier, starting in place of injured point guard Jeff Teague, scored 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting in the first half, but then had just seven after the break. Milwaukee, which has the league's best record, slumped out of the gate. The Bucks had just four points through the first six minutes and didn't take a lead until Brook Lopez converted a three-point play to make it 31-29 with 8:41 left in the second quarter. They went into halftime with a 52-51 lead despite shooting 34% from the floor. Minnesota connected at a 41.7% clip but made only 3 of 14 3-pointers while the Bucks knocked down 8 of 26 from beyond the arc. A 15-6 run capped off by Antetokounmpo’s 3 out of halftime put the Bucks ahead by 10 and they took a 77-71 lead into the fourth. Culver's driving dunk over Lopez got the Timberwolves within a basket with 9:38 to play but he was called for a technical foul on the play that ultimately set up Kyle Korver’s 3 to put the Bucks back up by six, 87-81 with 8:45 remaining. Minnesota responded with five straight points to pull within one but Antetokounmpo's driving layup and Middleton’s 3 snuffed out the rally. The Timberwolves mounted one last challenge in the closing minute as Dieng hit the first of two free throws to make it 1006-104 with 46.2 seconds left. Robert Covington grabbed Pat Connaughton's missed layup, giving Minnesota the ball with 21 seconds left but after the Timberwolves used their last timeout, Dieng missed a 19-footer with 3 seconds remaining. TIP-INS Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns worked out before the game with a sleeve on his injured left leg but did not play. ... In addition to Teague (sprained right knee), Minnesota was also without Treveon Graham (flu) and Noah Vonleh (bruised left glute). Bucks: SG Wesley Matthews sat out for a second straight game because of a bruised right thigh but Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said he expected Matthews to be fine and available possibly as early as this weekend. UP NEXT Timberwolves: Return home to face Golden State on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Bucks: Host San Antonio on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) before heading out on a four-game West Coast swing next week......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 2nd, 2020Related News

Napier, short-handed Wolves beat Nets 122-115 in OT

By Joe Ziemer, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Shabazz Napier scored a season-high 24 points, Jarrett Culver added 21 points and the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves rallied past the Brooklyn Nets 122-115 in overtime Monday night. The Timberwolves had lost 12 of 13 and were again without injured Karl-Anthony Towns and ill Andrew Wiggins. Gorgui Dieng started in Towns' place and had 11 points and 20 rebounds. It was Minnesota's first home win since Nov. 13. Keita Bates-Diop added 15 points off the bench. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 36 points to lead the Nets, who have lost three straight. Joe Harris scored 19 points. Dinwiddie has scored at least 20 points in 18 of the 21 games he's started in place of injured Kyrie Irving. The Wolves led only once in the first three quarters. A 7-0 run in the closing minutes was capped by Dieng's 3-pointer from the corner that gave them the lead at 103-101 with 36.3 seconds remaining in regulation. Taurean Prince's basket tied it at 103-103 with 26.9 seconds left and set up the overtime finish. Robert Covington and Kelan Martin hit key 3-pointers in overtime for the Timberwolves. Covington's 3 with 3:15 to play gave them the lead for good. Napier scored eight points in overtime. Naz Reid scored 11 of his 13 points in the first half for Minnesota. The rookie set career highs in points and minutes (20) in his third career game. TIP-INS Nets: Irving (right shoulder impingement) missed his 21st straight game. Caris LeVert (right thumb surgery) was out for the 22nd consecutive game. The Nets also were without Nicolas Claxton (left hamstring soreness) and David Nwaba (right Achilles tendon tear). Timberwolves: Towns (left knee sprain) missed his seventh consecutive game. Wiggins (flu-like symptoms) missed his second. Treveon Graham also missed the game with illness. Jake Layman (left toe sprain) was out for the 18th game in a row. Noah Vonleah (left gluteal contusion) was a late scratch. UP NEXT Nets: At Dallas on Thursday. It's the first meeting of the two teams this season. Timberwolves: At Milwaukee on Wednesday. The Bucks have won eight of the past 10 meetings......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 31st, 2019Related News

Lowry has triple-double in Raptors victory over Pistons

By Noah Trister, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Kyle Lowry had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for a triple-double and the Toronto Raptors had an 11-0 run in the third quarter on their way to a 112-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). The Raptors were without guard Fred VanVleet because of right knee injury. Then center Marc Gasol left in the first quarter with a left hamstring strain. Toronto still had enough firepower to handle the Pistons. Detroit allowed 133 points in a loss to Washington on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). The Pistons got frontcourt standouts Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond back from their injuries for this game, but they still allowed 70 points in the first half and 40 in the second quarter. Lowry fed Serge Ibaka for a dunk with 37.4 seconds left for the assist he needed for a triple-double. Toronto led 81-76 before its 11-point run in the third. Pascal Siakam and Ibaka had back-to-back dunks that made it 90-76, and a layup by Rondae Hollis-Jefferson pushed the lead to 16. Even as they closed out a relatively comfortable win, however, the Raptors ended up with another injury. Norman Powell left the game with 3:17 remaining, holding onto his left shoulder. Drummond had 22 points and 18 rebounds for Detroit. TESTY As is often the case so close to the Canadian border, there was a divided crowd of Pistons fans and Raptors supporters. The action on the court was contentious at times as well. There were four technical fouls handed out: Lowry, Siakam and Drummond received theirs in the second quarter, and Griffin got one in the third. TIP-INS Raptors: Siakam scored 26 points and Ibaka added 25. Pistons: F/C Christian Wood left the game with a left knee strain. He scored six points. ... Detroit was not called for a foul in the first quarter until Svi Mykhailiuk committed one with 4.5 seconds left. UP NEXT Raptors: Host Washington on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Pistons: At Boston on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 19th, 2019Related News

Kung mosunod lang sa building code, mga edipisyo dili angayang maguba sa linog- UP NOAH

"Kung naitayo ang gusali ayon sa Building Code, hindi dapat ito magigiba [ng lindol].”.....»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsDec 18th, 2019Related News

‘At an hour you do not expect the Lord will come’

Jesus said to his disciples: “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. In those days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day that Noah entered the ark. … So too, you also […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsNov 30th, 2019Related News

Balanza, Saints take fight out of Heroes in NCAA All-Star

Jerrick Balanza's winning streak continues in the NCAA 95 All-Star Game. Battling back from 18 points down in the last eight minutes, Balanza and Team Saints got the better of very game Team Heroes for a well-earned 113-111, Tuesday at MOA Arena. Fresh off a championship run for Colegio de San Juan de Letran, the graduating guard came up clutch for Team Saints and converted 3-of-4 charities in the final minute to complete their comeback from an 82-100 deficit at the 7:23 mark of the final frame. Balanza wasn't on the floor, though, when Team Saints detonated their blast. Rather, it was University of Perpetual Help's Edgar Charcos and San Sebastian College-Recoletos' RK Ilagan who were at the spearhead of the charge, with the former scoring seven and the latter scoring six points in the 21-6 run that put them ahead, 108-106. Jio Jalalon's, the pride of Arellano University, short stab tied the tally at 108-all with under two minutes left, but it was at that point that the King Knight's aggressiveness led to four free throws, all but one he hit. Jalalon's connection with former running mate Kent Salado yet again pulled Team Heroes within one, 110-111, with 24.2 ticks to go, but San Beda University's Clint Doliguez and Ilagan's splits from the stripe sealed the deal once and for all for their side. In the end, Balanza had 13 points, four rebounds, and two assists en route to being recognized as All-Star Game MVP while Doliguez and Ilagan also added nine and seven markers, respectively. Altas big man Ben Adamos topped the scoring column for Team Saints with 18 points on top of nine rebounds to help Letran remain inside the winners' circle even in the exhibition game. Completing the lineup for the winners are College of St. Benilde's Aaron Umlas, Unique Naboa, and Justin Gutang; Letran's Rey Nambatac and Bonbon Batiller; Perpetual's Justine Alano and Edgar Charcos; San Beda's Ryusei Koga and AC Soberano; and San Sebastian's Chris Baluyot and Alvin Capobres. For Team Heroes, Chiefs center Justine Arana showed the way with 22 points, seven rebounds, four blocks, and two assists while Jalalon and Salado merged for 17 markers, eight boards, and seven assists. Marcelino twins Jayvee and Jaycee also made Lyceum of the Philippines University proud with the former finishing with 22 points, five rebounds, and four assists and the latter ending with 12 markers, three boards, and two dimes. Rounding out their roster are LPU's Kevin Lacap, Sidney Onwubere, JP Maguliano, and Jethro Mendoza and JP Maguliano of Emilio Aguinaldo College, Ry Dela Rosa and Agem Miranda of Jose Rizal University, and Arvin Gamboa and Noah Lugo of Mapua University BOX SCORES SAINTS 113 - Adamos 18, Balanza 14, Umlas 11, Doliguez 9, Charcos 8, Ilagan 7, Nambatac 7, Batiller 6, Capobres 6, Alano 6, Naboa 5, Soberano 5, Baluyot 4, Gutang 4, Koga 3. HEROES 111 - Arana 22, Marcelino JV. 22, Jalalon 14, Marcelino JV. 12, Gamboa 10, Maguliano 8, Miranda 7, Onwubere 5, Mendoza 5, Dela Rosa 3, Salado 3, Lugo 0. QUARTER SCORES: 26-35, 47-62, 75-92, 113-111 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 26th, 2019Related News

Jamal Crawford on still being a free agent: It s baffling to me

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com In the final game of last season, he scored 51 points -- a rather remarkable distinction just by itself. Today, it carries a degree of historical significance that is rather uncomfortable and maybe unfair for Jamal Crawford. Only one player in NBA history scored more points in Game No. 82 and did not play the following season. In that instance, Kobe Bryant was OK with that as he retired after dropping 60 on the Utah Jazz to close out the 2015-16 season. Meanwhile, Crawford is most definitely not retired, at least not willingly, as he waits to see if that last ballistic game was in fact the last he’ll ever play in the NBA. Officially, he’s currently living in Seattle, where he was raised and always maintained a home throughout his career. But metaphorically he’s residing in a basketball Twilight Zone that annually collects veterans in their, well, twilight. They’re not done playing -- at least in their minds -- and feel fresh enough to extend their careers by another year or two. Yet their fate is being controlled by a season that already began and 30 teams who don’t have an opening for a proven veteran. Unless, of course, there’s an injury or a sudden change in philosophy or, in the case of the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday (Friday, PHL time), a twinge of desperation. A 4-8 start prompted the Blazers to reach a deal with one of Crawford’s fellow residents, Carmelo Anthony. He spent the summer and most of the fall waiting by the phone and wondering if his time had passed. Congrats Melo!!!!!!!!!! — ???? Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) November 15, 2019 Yeaaa @imanshumpert , congrats bro! — ???? Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) November 13, 2019 Crawford tweeted out support for ‘Melo and for Iman Shumpert (who signed with the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday). In a sense for these veterans, this is like the NBA Draft green room all over again -- you’re happy the room is emptying … but you don’t want to be the last one sitting at the table. “I know I can play,” Crawford told NBA.com, “and I would think my reputation is still solid. It’s baffling to me.” If you go strictly on how he finished with the Phoenix Suns last season, it’s bizarre that not only is Crawford not in the league, but that he’s not prominently in some team’s rotation. Crawford played (as a reserve) in four of the Suns’ five April games last season, scoring 19, 28, 27 and 51 points while shooting at an extremely healthy clip. If this was a showcase for 2019-20, albeit at a small sample size, Crawford proved he had something left even after 19 seasons. But the July free agency period came and went without a text message. The season tipped off in October without Crawford on a roster for the first time since the 2000-01 season. Almost a full month later, the three-time Kia Sixth Man Award winner is still watching from home. It’s the first time since he began playing organized basketball as a kid that he isn’t wearing a uniform in November. This isn’t restricted to Crawford as every year players with NBA experience must watch the basketball world spin without them. Anthony and Shumpert were just lifted off the pile and yet the list of players waiting by the phone, once again, is lengthy enough. “A lot of teams take a wait and see approach, not only for me, but vets in general,” Crawford said. The group includes, among others: Kenneth Faried, Devin Harris, J.R. Smith, Corey Brewer, Jodie Meeks, Joakim Noah, Jonathon Simmons and Dante Cunningham. Most already had their big contracts, so making money is no issue for them. That’s a good thing, too, because team salary-cap space is, for the most part, swallowed up at this point. Of course, the obvious concerns held by teams with most of these players are age and declining skills. The NBA is an unforgiving league that doesn’t give tenure. If the decision to keep a young player or a veteran is a toss-up, some teams -- especially those needing bodies in their player development program -- will lean toward the young. Crawford was caught in between last season as the Suns were yet again rebuilding while also needing solid-character veterans in the locker room. Tyson Chandler, Trevor Ariza and Crawford served those mentor roles until a sudden philosophical shift hit barely a month into the season. Ariza was traded to Washington, Chandler was bought out and the Suns went full-blast young with Crawford averaging 18.9 mpg (his lowest since 17.2 mpg in 2000-01). “I guess everything changed,” he said. The Suns used Crawford at point guard, not his natural two-guard position. As a result, he didn’t average double-digit scoring for the first time since his sophomore season. The silver lining is that he remained fresh and preserved his body for a possible 20th season. And of course, he had the energy for that 51-point game. In that April 9 game against Dallas, he shot 18-for-31 and 7-for-13 on 3-pointers in a 120-109 loss. The game carried no other significance except for it being the last one played by the great Dirk Nowitzki. Crawford’s output was almost forgotten in that sense. But because he’s not on an NBA roster right now, that 51-point performance could become the ultimate trivia answer. “I’m kind of an outlier because you don’t see anyone my age having games like that,” Crawford said. “And I did it off the bench. A year earlier, in my 18th year, I was still averaging double figures. I can bring a multitude of things. I’ll be ready for whatever team decides how I can fit into what they’re trying to do.” At 39, NBA teams will express concerns about his defense, which is usually the first area that suffers when players age. But players at this stage are used in spot situations anyway, and mainly by contending teams looking for depth and experience. The problem for Crawford and others like him is the numbers game; only a few of these spots open every season. “Physically, I feel better than I did last season,” he said. “I’m able to get my body together. My skill set is sharp. I feel that I’m good. My mindset is be patient and hopefully something good comes about it. I’ll be ready for the opportunity.” Until then, Crawford and others must live a surreal experience for them, though not all of it is bad or uncomfortable. There are kids to take to school; Crawford has three and is also afforded the rare chance to watch their youth games, too. “I’ve missed a lot of that,” he said. “And it’s cool because they enjoy that, too. I’m making up for that this time. I’m the Uber driver.” Beyond that, he stays connected to the NBA but only from a distance. “It’s weird watching games and being apart from it but seeing teams that could use you in certain situations,” he said. “You see where you could help different clubs in different ways.” For Crawford, it’s the love of the game, not a need for anything beyond that, which drives him. He’s the ultimate gym rat who not only hosts a pro-am league in Seattle every summer, but he plays in it, too. There are also legendary stories of Crawford randomly showing up at local parks and gyms for pickup games, something you don’t normally see from players, especially those with nearly two decades of NBA tread. The most famous Crawford cameo: Years ago, then with the Bulls and fresh off the team bus, he appeared at his favorite Seattle park and played pickup ball for three hours the day before a game with the Sonics. The next night, he scored 31 points. “I love the game and stay in the gym anyway,” he said. “Whenever I retire, I’ll still be playing the game, whether that’s at an LA Fitness or somewhere else. At this point, the regular players around here are kind of used to seeing me, although sometimes I’ll go to a different gym and people are surprised,” he said. “Like, the other night, I went to new one and played from 10 o’clock to midnight. They did double takes.” Were they surprised Crawford was actually at their gym, or that he’s not somewhere in the NBA instead? The man who scored 51 in his last NBA game laughed at that. “Probably a little of both,” he said. Shaun Powell has covered the NBA for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here, and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 16th, 2019Related News

By love compelled

Friday, November 15, 2019 32nd Week in Ordinary Time First Reading: Wis 13: 1-9 Gospel Reading: Lk 17:26-37 Jesus said to his disciples, “As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be on the day the Son of Man comes. Then people ate and drank; they took husbands and wives. “But on […] The post By love compelled appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 15th, 2019Related News

Noah

  Gospel: Lk 17:26-37 JESUS said to his dis­ciples: “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man; they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in mar­riage up to the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and de­stroyed them […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2019Related News

130-Feet Divine Mercy Shrine to Rise in Consolacion Soon

A 130-feet Archdiocesan Shrine of Divine Mercy will soon rise in Barangay Garing in the town of Consolacion in northern Cebu. The said shrine will feature an adoration chapel, adoration spring, viewing decks, retreat house, Noah’s ark, garden of Eden, station of the cross and other significant religious locations. The shrine will be constructed in […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2019Related News

Filipino surfer captures international surfing title

CLOUD NINE, GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 9 Oct) – It was a neck-to-neck battle between Hawaii and the Philippines in the final game match up but home-grown surfer John Mark “Marama” Tokong has reigned supreme, capturing the 25th Siargao International Surfing Cup title. Tokong, 23, beat Hawaiian surfer Noah Beschen in the final […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 9th, 2019Related News

UP will do nothing but continue to Bo-lieve in UAAP 82

The University of the Philippines still has head coach Bo Perasol's back. That much was evident as the Fighting Maroons and their fans put on a show of force in their first game without their suspended mentor. In the warmups of their matchup opposite Far Eastern University, Sunday at the MOA Arena, all of State U's players were wearing maroon shirts with a white text on it that read "We Bo-lieve" while 300 of their supporters had cutouts of the face of coach Bo. Asked about the brand new part of their uniforms post-game, team captain Noah Webb answered, "It's basically just standing behind what coach Bo did. Of course, it's not ideal what he did, but we believe he did it to protect us." He then continued, "It's just us showing the UP community and the UAAP that we stand behind what coach Bo did." Perasol was serving the first of a three-game suspension levied on him for a heated incident he had with referee Jaime Rivano in their Finals rematch against Ateneo de Manila University a week ago. Of course, as their mentor was not in the venue with them, UP was hoping to dedicate a win to him. "We wanted to get it for coach Bo, but you know how it is," Bright Akhuetie said. Unfortunately, they were able to battle back from 16 points down only to run out of gas in overtime. And so, the Fighting Maroons will have to try to get one for their head coach in their next assignment against University of the East next Saturday. There, they are only even more determined. "We really have to get it for him next time. We still Bo-lieve," Akhuetie said. Webb could only agree. "This only makes us hungrier to get it for coach Bo next time." Whether or not they finally make that happen is yet to be determined, but what is certain is that State U will continue to "Bo-lieve."  "Yes. Yes. The whole team still 'Bo-lieves,'" their skipper said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 6th, 2019Related News

NCAA 95: Cardinals lock down JRU to boost Final Four bid

Mapua University shackled Jose Rizal University to only eight points in the third quarter before weathering the Heavy Bombers' late game rally to escape with a 72-67 victory Thursday in the NCAA Season 95 seniors basketball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Cardinals improved to a 7-6 win-loss record to strengthen their Final Four bid as they moved within half a game behind no. 4 San Sebastian College. "Natutuwa and masaya kasi one day preparation lang, di namin alam kung paano ipapahinga ang mga players pero still nag-response naman sila," said Mapua coach Randy Alcantara, whose squad won its fourth straight match and second in three days. "Nakakapagod pero kailangan naming gawin. Buti na lang bago sila nakahabol malaki na ang lamang namin."  Laurenz Victoria scored 13 points to lead four other Cardinals in double figures despite Mapua playing without Noah Lugo, who was feeling under the weather. Justin Serrano had 12 markers, JP Nieles and Christian Bunag scored 11 each while Cyril Gonzales finished with 10.    Mapua trailed, 30-31, at the half before clamping down on defense to silence the Heavy Bombers as the Cardinals built a comfortable cushion heading into the payoff period. But JRU refused to go down without a fight, mounting a 15-2 fightback to close in at 63-68 after Agem Miranda completed a three-point play with just 1:25 left. After a Victoria trip to the line for the Cardinals, Marq Dionisio sank his own two foul shots to keep the Heavy Bombers in the game, 70-65, with 21.7 ticks left before Nieles sealed the win for Mapua with a jumper from the wing.       The match got a bit testy midway in the final period with Nieles and John Amores of JRU figuring out in a shoving match that warranted the Cardinal an unsportsmanlike foul and the Heavy Bomber a technical foul. JRU dropped to a 4-9 slate. Dionisio fired 15 points while Miranda and Amores scored 13 and 12 markers, respectively, in a lost cause for the Heavy Bombers.   Box scores:  Mapua (72) -- Victoria 13, Serrano 12, Nieles 11, Bunag 11, Gonzales 10, Bonifacio 8, Aguirre 2, Salenga 2, Nocum 2, Garcia 0, Jabel 0, Gamboa 0. JRU (67) -- Dionisio 15, Miranda 13, Amores 12, Dela Rosa 8, Aguilar 8, Delos Santos 5, Arenal 2, Aboag 2, Jungco 2, Vasquez 0, Macatangay 0. Quarter Scores: 12-15; 30-31; 48-39; 72-67   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 26th, 2019Related News

NCAA 95: Cardinals rise to joint fifth after ripping Chiefs

Here comes Mapua University - winner of six of its last seven games in the NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament. Behind the three-headed monster at the backcourt of Laurenz Victoria, Cyril Gonzales, and Noah Lugo, the Cardinals swooped onto yet another win, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre, this one at the expense of Arellano University, 93-67. Victoria fueled their strong start with all of his 10 points coming in the first half while Gonzales and Lugo also delivered the goods with the former finishing with 14 points and the latter ending with 11 markers, eight rebounds, and six assists. Everybody else then joined in on the fun in the fourth, with seven different players contributing at least one basket in a 24-point quarter. "First of all, sobrang tinrabaho ito ng mga players on both ends," a more than satisfied head coach Randy Alcantara said post-game. Mapua's lead blew up to as big as 29 twice in the final frame, first courtesy of Jasper Salenga's layup and the second courtesy of Arvin Gamboa's own layup. In the end, they counted six players in double-digits led by Justin Serrano who had points 15 on top of eight rebounds while Warren Bonifacio had his own 11 markers and six boards. After going winless through the first five games of the tournament, the Cardinals have caught fire and have now captured a place alongside likewise 6-6 College of St. Benilde for the fifth and sixth spots. "After nung start namin, nag-extra workout yung players namin kasi nasaktan sila nung start e. Hindi sila pumayag na ganun lang ipapakita namin," coach Randy said. And with crucial contests opposite Jose Rizal University and then Lyceum of the Philippines University coming up, they also get good news in the form of a probable return for prized rookie Paolo Hernandez who has missed the last two games due to a knee injury. Kent Salado paced the Chiefs with 23 points to go along with eight assists and six rebounds. Unable to keep up with their opponents, especially in the second half, however, they dropped down to 3-10 in the standings. BOX SCORES MAPUA 93 - Serrano 15, Gonzales 14, Garcia 12, Lugo 11, Bonifacio 11, Victoria 10, Nocum 5, Bunag 4, Aguirre 4, Gamboa 3, Salenga 2, Jabel 2, Nieles 0, Dela Cruz 0 ARELLANO 67 - Salado 23, Alcoriza 14, Espiritu 7, Sunga 6, Concepcion 3, Bayla 3, Arana 4, Sablan 3, Talampas 3, Segura 2, Sacramento 0, De Guzman 0 QUARTER SCORES: 19-15, 42-33, 69-52, 93-67 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 24th, 2019Related News

Player of the Week Salado steers Arellano back on track in NCAA 95

After missing Arellano’s Season 94 campaign due to an ACL tear in his right knee, it is safe to say that Kent Salado is making up for lost time in the NCAA Season 95 Seniors’ Basketball Tournament. The latest evidence of which was last Friday as with his squad down seven in the final frame against Perpetual, Salado put the Chiefs on his back and carried them to a gutsy win. Behind the graduating guard, Arellano overcame its deficit with a 16-1 run for an eight-point lead. Salado's heroics did not end there just yet as when the Altas came knocking to within two, he drove hard to the basket and dished to Dariel Bayla who then converted an and-one play. With 14 seconds left in the match, he once again flaunted his playmaking brilliance by setting up Justin Arana underneath to finally seal Perpetual’s fate. The 5-foot-8 playmaker wound up with 18 points, 12 assists, four steals, three rebounds and, most importantly, the win that arrested the Chiefs' three-game losing skid. With his exceptional performance, Salado earned the Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Press Corps NCAA Player of the Week award. “Sinasabihan ko lang yung teammates ko na kaya pa naman natin kasi kaya nga natin yung malalakas, humahabol nga tayo. Wag lang dapat kami mawalan ng gana,” said the Cagayan de Oro native about 3-9 Arellano's playoff hopes. Salado edged Noah Lugo of Mapua, James Canlas of San Beda, and Jaycee Marcelino of Lyceum for the weekly recognition given by print and online scribes covering the country’s oldest collegiate league......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 22nd, 2019Related News

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......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 21st, 2019Related News

Mapua gets through EAC to get to greater heights in NCAA 95

Mapua University started slow, but finished fine, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre, to score a 79-76 triumph over Emilio Aguinaldo College and go streaking anew in the NCAA 95 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Cardinals caught fire in the last eight minutes with Noah Lugo, Laurenz Victoria, and Cyril Gonzales conniving for a 15-2 run that erased a two-point deficit, 60-62, and erected a 75-64 advantage with 4:19 remaining. "Credit sa EAC kasi ready talaga sila. Mas aggressive sila nung start so nung second half, sinabi ko sa kanilang kailangang matapatan namin yung energy nila," head coach Randy Alcantara said. Still, the Generals kept coming and Marwin Taywan’s short stab pulled them within 76-78 with 46.8 ticks to go on the clock only to see Mapua dig deep and stand strong until the final buzzer. In that last possession, they held on for the win after forcing Taywan and JP Maguliano into two forced shots each. Warren Bonifacio finally got the rebound for the Cardinals after the last miss, his 10th of the game to go along with 13 points, and passed the ball to Lugo. Not long after, the veteran guard was sent to the line where he made the first and missed the second. The rebound, though, went to Justin Serrano who sealed the deal in the red and gold's back-to-back wins - which they got even without super rookie Paolo Hernandez who was out due to a knee injury and even after losing Victoria to an apparent foot injury late. Victoria still wound up with 11 points on top of six rebounds and three assists while Lugo had 16 markers, four boards, and two dimes of his own to make sure their side built on its momentum from its big-time double-overtime victory versus Colegio de San Juan de Letran a week ago. More than the latest win run, Mapua has now won five of its last six to ascend to the sixth spot in the standings at 5-6. "One game at a time pa rin kasi kung titingnan mo, kaya naman. Kailangan lang maging consistent kami sa ginagawa namin," coach Randy said. Maguliano topped the scoring column for EAC with 15 points while Taywan also added 13 markers, six rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Unable to complete the comeback, however, they lost for the 10th time in a row and 11th overall in 12 games. BOX SCORES MAPUA 79 - Lugo 16, Bonifacio 13, Victoria 11, Gonzales 9, Gamboa 7, Bunag 6, Serrano 5, Nieles 4, Nocum 4, Salenga 2, Aguirre 2, Garcia 0. EAC 76 - Maguliano 15, Taywan 13, De Guzman 12, Mendoza 10, Dayrit 8, Cadua 7, Gurtiza 4, Luciano 3, Estacio 2, Martin 2, Gonzales 0. QUARTER SCORES: 17-20, 35-43, 58-56, 79-76. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 20th, 2019Related News

Cards outlast Knights in double OT

Noah Lugo dished out a performance to remember as he willed Mapua to a shock 105-101 double-overtime victory over Letran yesterday to cling on to its Final Four hopes in the 95th NCAA basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan......»»

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