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‘C-Stan’ on track for personal PBA treble

NorthPort slotman Christian Standhardinger is on track to score a personal grand slam this season as the Batang Pier advanced to the PBA Governors’ Cup semis at the expense of No. 1 NLEX......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsNov 28th, 2019Related News

Erram sising-talong sa pagbigwas kay Qualls

SA Twitter binasag ni Poy Erram ang pananahimik sa insidenteng kinasangkutan nila ng NLEX teammate na si Paul Varilla sa PBA Governors Cup quarterfinals kontra NorthPort......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsNov 28th, 2019Related News

PBA: Christmas a little gloomy for Kiefer after NLEX blows top seed with 3OT loss

Kiefer Ravena’s PBA return and NLEX’s dream conference ended in nightmare. The top-ranked Road Warriors started the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup with an 8-1 record but lost four straight games, three of them to Northport, as they flamed out of the quarterfinals. In the final do-or-die game against the Batang Pier Wednesday, the Road Warriors lost a triple-overtime classic. “Sayang talo. Wala eh, ganun talaga,” Ravena said. “I guess hindi ganoon kasaya ang Pasko. But sabi nga ni coach Yeng, this game will make us better and stronger in the future,” he added. By virtue of being the no. 1 seed, NLEX earned a twice-to-beat advantage against the Batang Pier to start the playoffs. Turns out even that playoff bonus wasn’t enough to advance. Still, Kiefer says the Road Warriors had their chances, especially during the triple-overtime classic Wednesday. NLEX just couldn’t cash in. “We’re proud that we fought that way,” Ravena said. “Everything happens for a reason. I’m proud of my guys. We we’re no. 1 but sadly we couldn’t finish the goal. But then again, we learn from this,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 28th, 2019Related News

Major upset! No. 8 NorthPort ousts No. 1 NLEX via triple overtime thriller

The NorthPort Batang Pier pulled off a huge upset by defeating the NLEX Road Warriors, 126-123, in a do-or-die quarterfinal match of the PBA Governors’ Cup  on Wednesday night, November 28, 2019, at the Araneta Coliseum.   Christian Standhardinger, Michael Qualls and Sean Anthony played extended minutes and yet, each one managed to deliver as […] The post Major upset! No. 8 NorthPort ousts No. 1 NLEX via triple overtime thriller appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 28th, 2019Related News

NorthPort outlasts NLEX in triple-OT grind, enters semis

Eighth-seeded NorthPort made top seed NLEX run into a dead end, completing a two-game quarterfinals reversal en route to the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsNov 27th, 2019Related News

No. 8 NorthPort stuns No. 1 NLEX in 3OT to reach semis

MANILA, Philippines – NorthPort pulled off the biggest upset in the PBA Governors' Cup with an enthralling 126-123 triple overtime win over NLEX to barge into the semifinals at the Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, November 28.  Christian Standhardinger, Michael Qualls, and Sean Anthony starred for the No. 8 Batang Pier, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 27th, 2019Related News

PBA: Northport outlasts no. 1 NLEX in 3 OTs to make semis

Northport needed extra, extra, extra time to advance in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs. The Batang Pier outlasted top-ranked NLEX in three overtimes, pulling off a historic 126-123 win Wednesday at the Big Dome. Sean Anthony answered Kiefer Ravena with a go-ahead layup of his own, putting the Batang Pier up, 124-123. After Northport got a stop on the other end, Christian Standhardinger went perfect at the line, giving the Road Warriors 1.8 seconds left to force a fourth overtime. The PBA didn’t see it’s first-ever fourth OT though as Ravena missed a final three at the buzzer. WIth the win, Northport became only the fourth no. 8 seed to advance to the semifinals. The last team to do it was Powerade in the 2012 Philippine Cup. Ironically, the Tigers sold their franchise to the Batang Pier the following season. Northport will take on Ginebra in the semifinals after the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Northport import Michael Qualls and Ravena trade 3/4 free throws in regulation that ended up forcing the first overtime. During the first extra five minutes, the Batang Pier had a chance to win but Qualls missed a putback slam off as time expired. Late in the second OT, Kevin Ferrer put Northport up three with a clutch triple but Philip Paniamogan answered that for NLEX, setting up a third extra session. The Batang Pier had three 30-point scorers in the win led by Standhardinger who had 33 points and 23 rebounds. Qualls also had a 30-20 line with 31 points and 21 boards. Game hero Sean Anthony finished with 30 points. NLEX got 43 points from Manny Harris and 22 points from Kiefer Ravena in a losing effort. After an 8-1 start, the top-ranked Road Warriors lost four straight to end the season. Three of those losses were to Northport.   The Scores: NorthPort (126) — Standhardinger 33, Qualls 31, Anthony 30, Elorde 12, Taha 7, Ferrer 6, Lanete 4, Mercado 3.  NLEX (123) – Harris 43, Ravena 22, Quiñahan 13, Ighalo 12, Soyud 9, Paniamogan 8, Cruz 6, Taulava 6, Miranda 2, Fonacier 2, Alas 0.  Quarterscores: 24-27, 43-56, 70-74, 99-99, 108-108 (OT), 116-116 (2OT), 126-123 (3OT) — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 27th, 2019Related News

PBA: NLEX and Northport fight for last semis slot

The 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals will be set Wednesday. NLEX and Northport will duke it out for the last time this year and the winner will move on to the next round to take on Barangay Ginebra. No. 8 Northport forced a knockout game with a big win to start the playoffs last Monday. The Batang Pier have actually beaten NLEX twice in their last three games. A third win will finally push Northport to the semifinals. The top-ranked Road Warriors are in an actual slump, counting the two losses they already have at the hands of Northport, NLEX has dropped three straight games after an 8-1 start for the conference. Fortunately, NLEX earned a twice-to-beat edge by virtue of being the no. 1 seed, that one win to advance has just proven to be elusive for the Road Warriors for the time being. The final NLEX-Northport game this season is set for 7:00 p.m. live from the Big Dome.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 27th, 2019Related News

First among Qualls

Import Michael Qualls and Christian Standhardinger made their PBA debuts with NorthPort against San Miguel Beer in the Governors Cup last Oct. 23, both as mid-conference recruits......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsNov 26th, 2019Related News

Rubber for last F4 SLOT

Will eighth seed NorthPort be top seed NLEX’s bane in the PBA Governors’ Cup? Or will the skidding Road Warriors rise above adversity like they did when they transformed seemingly lost elims ballgames into epic come-from-behind victories?.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsNov 26th, 2019Related News

PBA: Northport wants semis appearance

After failing to advance in the Commissioner’s Cup, Northport has scrapped its way on the brink of a breakthrough in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup. After pounding on NLEX for the second time in three games, the no. 8 Batang Pier are close to eliminating the top-ranked Road Warriors from the playoffs. One more win and Northport finally gets to return to the PBA semifinals. “We just came out strong, aggressive, full of energy. Yun lang,” head coach Pido Jarencio said. “Ayaw mag-bakasyon ng mga players. They want to be in the playoffs, sa semis. Wala pa, hindi pa naman tapos eh. First half pa lang. Yung second half, sa Wednesday, okay?” he added. NLEX gets another chance by virtue of its twice-to-beat advantage and the knockout game against Northport is set Wednesday back at the Big Dome. The Batang Pier knew what that got themselves into and now they’re determined to finish the job. Northport finally has an actual chance. “Yung goal is to be in the semis. After the semis, tingnan natin kung paano tayo,” Jarencio said. “At least even na, 1-1. I'm so happy na we came out aggressive, full-force talaga,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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

TNT dethrones Magnolia Northport rips nlex, forces do-or-die

Jayson Castro presided over a furious endgame as No. 3 TNT rallied to a thrilling 98-97 victory over No. 6 Magnolia to clinch a semifinal seat while forcing the Hotshots to abdicate the throne in the PBA Governors’ Cup last night at Smart Araneta Coliseum......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsNov 25th, 2019Related News

PBA: Semis or bust for Northport says Standhardinger

Northport’s hot streak as carried over to the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs. The no. 8 Batang Pier upset top-ranked NLEX Monday, scoring a huge 115-90 win to force a direct knockout against the Road Warriors. Northport is now on a nice three-game run and two of those wins came at the expense of NLEX. However, that good work will be undone if the Batang Pier can’t make the semifinals as a no. 8 seed. There’s certainly no reason to celebrate this second win over the Road Warriors. “It was good that we won and my teammates played tremendous. But it means absolutely nothing,” Christian Standhardinger said. “If we lose next game, it means absolutely nothing. We just gotta be strict. We gotta recover now and we gotta take care of business, try to do our best next game,” he added. NLEX worked for a twice-to-beat edge for this specific reason, to get another chance at moving on in case they get ambushed like the Batang Pier did. But for Northport, it’s plan of building a winning culture will get a big boost if they score a breakthrough semifinals appearance with this current group. “We all try to build a winning culture, we all play hard and that helps us,” Standhardinger said. “But like I said, this win means absolutely nothing for us. We just gotta start focusing right now for the next game, what we can do better,” he added   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 25th, 2019Related News

PBA: Kiefer on NLEX’s untimely skid: “We have to wake up”

NLEX’s best conference could have a nightmare ending. The Road Warriors picked the worst time to have a losing skid as a third straight loss, second at the hands of Northport, puts top-ranked NLEX’s playoff run in jeopardy. With a big win Monday, Northport has forced a do-or-die with NLEX for the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals. “Well, another tough one. Another loss na sayang, kasi this is our best chance of making it to the semifinals once again. But nevertheless, forget about this game, focus on going back again, practice tomorrow and play on,” guard Kiefer Ravena said. “So whatever happens, this is what we worked hard for, the twice-to-beat advantage. Now, we play that card, it's do-or-die. We have no excuses, no reasons not to play our best,” he added. After an 8-1 start, NLEX’s three-game losing skid that has spilled over to the playoffs is certainly not promising. The Road Warriors can’t do anything about it now though. NLEX just has to snap out of it in order to continue the team’s dream run. “I guess we have to wake up, shape up, and just try to grind this one out and then take a long break before going to the semifinals,” Kiefer said. “I guess this is one type of game where you throw away the stats, throw away your standings, just focus on the game plan and focus on what helps your team win,” Ravena added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 25th, 2019Related News

PBA: Qualls says NLEX player called him the “N word”

Things got heated in the final five minutes of the NLEX-Northport game Monday in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup quarterfinals. After a drive, Batang Pier impot Michael Qualls stepped on NLEX’s Paul Varilla as they both fell to the floor. That triggered an incident that ended with Poy Erram and Varilla ejected for separate flagrant foul penalty 2s. Erram was tossed for an elbow to the back of Qualls’ head while Varilla was ejected for pushing Christian Standhardinger to the floor. “One of them players called me the N word and I didn’t like that. Just a couple of racist comments. It really does’t affect me because I love everybody so it’s cool,” Qualls said. “I really don’t know names like that. I think it was like “bariya.” I don’t know somebody. It’s cool. It happens. I won’t let nobody to get under my skin,” he added, possibl referring to Varilla. On him stepping on Varilla that triggered the incident, Qualls says it was unintentional. Replay footage appears to support his cause. “Nah man. I just be trying to get to the basket. He fell then I didn’t want to hurt my legs so I didn’t have anywhere else to step,” Qualls said. “Before I knew, when I was getting up, that’s when I was getting swung on. It is what it is,” he added. Despite the late incident, no. 8 Northport got the win and force a do-or-die for the semifinals against the Road Warriors. Qualls had 39 points and 16 rebounds in the victory. “I just want to win. As long as we win, that’s enough talking,” Quall said.  “They can talk, they want to fight or whatever do whatever outside the court, but other than that, I’m me who I am every night and I’m not going to back down from anybody. Neither is our team,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 25th, 2019Related News

NorthPort drags NLEX to do-or-die for semis berth in fight-marred game

MANILA, Philippines – Import Michael Qualls survived a hit to the head and helped NorthPort stay alive in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup with a 115-90 quarterfinal win over NLEX on Monday, November 25.  Qualls delivered 39 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals, bucking a strong elbow ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 25th, 2019Related News

Qualls says he heard N word, misstep that sparked fight unintentional

MANILA, Philippines – NorthPort import Michael Qualls claimed he heard a racist remark from an NLEX player in their PBA Governors' Cup quarterfinals match that was marred by a momentary fight. Things got chippy midway through the final quarter as Qualls was elbowed in the head by Poy Erram and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 25th, 2019Related News

Qualls, NorthPort humirit ng do-or-die

KUMATOK ang NorthPort Batang Pier sa inaasam nitong makagawa ng mala­king upset matapos nitong muling biguin ang NLEX Road Warriors sa ikalawang sunod na pagkakataon sa pagtakas ng 115-90 panalo sa quarterfinals ng 2019 PBA Governors Cup kagabi sa Smart Araneta Coliseum......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsNov 25th, 2019Related News

NorthPort dumps NLEX, forces rubber match in QF series

BY JONAS TERRADO NORTHPORT pushed top seed NLEX to a rubber match for a semifinals berth after rolling to a 115-90 victory in a tense quarterfinal affair in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Import Michael Qualls had 39 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and two blocks as the Batang Pier continued their […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsNov 25th, 2019Related News

Déjà vu: Ginebra ends San Miguel s Grand Slam bid anew

MANILA, Philippines – History repeated itself as Barangay Ginebra denied San Miguel a Grand Slam with a 100-97 quarterfinal win in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, November 24.  Import Justin Brownlee carried the scoring load and came up with a crucial defensive stop in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 25th, 2019Related News