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Ateneo takes fight out of UST to stay spotless in PCCL

SJ Belangel brought the big guns for the second straight game in the 2020 Philippine Collegiate Champions League NCAA-UAAP Challenge while Ange Kouame brought the finishing kick as Ateneo de Manila University triumphed over University of Sto. Tomas, 82-71, in a tight tiff in the middle of the Filoil Flying V Centre on Sunday. Belangel dropped 26 points built on six triples, all while showing the Blue Eagles the way to yet another convincing victory versus the Growling Tigers whom they downed int eh Finals of last year's UAAP Men's Basketball Tournament. The third-year guard was on-point from the get-go and already had seven points in their 12-3 start that eventually became a 27-10 edge. When UST threatened in the final frame, however, it was Kouame who imposed his will and had four points in Ateneo's 11-0 run that re-increased a three-point lead into an 82-68 advantage inside the last two minutes. "Tough game. Rough game. I think it's two pretty good teams out there who are not in midseason form," Coach Tab Baldwin said as the game became more intense as it went along and in the end, saw a total of 64 fouls called. In the end, the Ivorian tower tallied 15 points, 13 rebounds, and five blocks to help lift his team to the first slot in the PCCL Final Four. The Blue Eagles also got much-welcome contributions from Troy Mallillin and Geo Chiu with the former finishing with seven points and six rebounds in just 14 minutes and the latter ending with five markers and seven boards in 11 minutes. On the other hand, the Growling Tigers were fronted by Deo Cuajao and Rhenz Abando who scored 14 points apiece. With UAAP MVP Soulemane Chabi Yo limited to only five points and six rebounds, however, they suffer their first setback in two tries. BOX SCORES ATENEO 82 - Belangel 26, Kouame 15, D. Ramos 8, Daves 7, Mallillin 6, Chiu 5, Tio 4, Navarro 4, E. Ramos 4, Mamuyac 1, P. Maagdenberg 1, E. Maagdenberg 1, Credo 0. UST 71 - Cuajao 14, Abando 14, Cansino 10, Nonoy 9, Concepcion 8, Chabi Yo 5, Manalang 3, Ando 2, Manaytay 2, Paraiso 2, Bataller 2, Garing 0. QUARTER SCORES: 29-15, 48-38, 66-65, 82-71. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 9th, 2020Related News

PCCL: Cansino, UST run over Letran by 30 points

Teeth and claws were all out for University of Sto. Tomas, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre, as it mangled Colegio de San Juan de Letran, 95-65, in the UAAP-NCAA Challenge of the 2020 Philippine Collegiate Champions League. CJ Cansino and Soulemane Chabi Yo were at the forefront of the 30-point rout with the former finishing with 13 points, four rebounds, three steals, and two assists and the latter ending with a 12-marker, 10-board double-double. Cansino and Chabi Yo keyed the Growling Tigers' 49-21 domination of the middle periods that all but wrapped up their scintillating start to the annual showdown of collegiate champions and contenders from all over the country. BOX SCORES UST 95 - Cansino 13, Chabi Yo 12, Asuncion 11, Nonoy 8, Bataller 8, Pangilinan 7, Cuajao 6, Garing 6, Concepcion 6, Abando 5, Paraiso 5, Ando 4, Manaytay 4, Manalang 0, Herrera 0. LETRAN 65 - Reyson 12, Javillonar 12, Yu 10, Ular 8, Rocacurva 7, Muyang 5, Fajarito 4, Ambohot 3, Mina 3, Monje 1, Brutas 0, Pambid 0, Guarino 0. QUARTER SCORES: 26-17, 55-28, 75-38, 95-65......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 8th, 2020Related News

UST s Rhenz Abando joins Kiefer Ravena boot camp in La Union

Ravena came to La Union for a four-day fitness trip where Abando, who was born and raised in the province, joined him on his last day......»»

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

UAAP basketball player Ricci Rivero dumaan sa matinding depresyon

MAPAPANOOD na sa  iWant ang sports documentary series titled Dayories featuring three UAAP superstars Ricci Rivero (UP Fighting Maroons), Ange Koame (Ateneo Blue Eagles) and Rhenz Abando (UST Growling Tigers). Mapapanood sa docu series ang tungkol sa pinagdaanang depression ni Ricci na ayon sa basketbolista ay nagsimula nung mapagbintangan siyang gumagamit ng illegal drugs habang kasali […] The post UAAP basketball player Ricci Rivero dumaan sa matinding depresyon appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Source: Pinoyparazzi PinoyparazziCategory: NewsDec 14th, 2019Related News

Ricci Rivero, Ange Koume, Rhenz Abando nilantad ang depresyon, sakripisyo sa ‘Dayories’

Daig pa nila ang mga artista, kung atensyon mula sa mga fan ang pagbabasehan. Na kahit saan sila magpunta, nagkakandarapa ang mga fan sa kanila para magpa-picture......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2019Related News

1,166 examinees pass the Customs Broker Licensure exams

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 1,166 out of 2,909 passed the Customs Broker Licensure Examination given by the Board for Customs Brokers in Manila, Cebu and Davao this November 2019. Seq. No. Name 1 ABABAN, NICOLE NAYVE 2 ABAINZA, RENZ PADERAN 3 ABAMONGA, GENRIC CAPANGPANGAN 4 ABANDO, KIMBERLY ANNE AQUINO 5 ABANILLA, LHYNETTE […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsNov 26th, 2019Related News

UAAP 82 Finals: Ateneo finishes off UST, finishes job on perfect season

Ateneo de Manila University has tied a ribbon on top of the greatest season any team has had in the UAAP Men's Basketball Tournament. Firing on all cylinders yet again, the Blue Eagles put the finishing touches on a perfect season by dominating University of Sto. Tomas anew, 86-79, in Game 2 of the Season 82 Finals, Wednesday at MOA Arena. Thirdy Ravena's Finals MVP form was still engaged and totaled 17 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Just like they have all season long, though, the defending champions just overwhelmed their opponents with their depth. Of course, the Growling Tigers didn't make it any easy as Dave Ando and CJ Cansino even pulled them within one, 66-67, inside the last eight minutes. SJ Belangel and Ravena had the quick counter, however, conniving for an 8-2 run that re-increased their lead to 75-68. Again, UST kept coming and crept to within four, 71-75, with under five minutes left only to see the Finals MVP and Ange Kouame conspire for nine unanswered points and an 84-71 advantage. Kouame wound up with seven points and eight rebounds while SJ Belangel also added 15 big markers off the bench. Playing in their last game for the blue and white, Matt Nieto collected 14 points, six rebounds, and five assists and twin Mike had three markers, five boards, and two dimes of his own. Fellow graduating players Isaac Go and Adrian Wong also contributed a combined 11 points for Ateneo which just had all the answers for its 16th win in 16 games through the tournament. This is the first time that any team has had a 16-0 standing as all previous season sweeps in men's basketball wound up with 14-0 records. At the same time, the Blue Eagles' perfect season has led to yet another three-peat for the league's most successful squad of the last decade. For the Growling Tigers, Rhenz Abando fronted the effort with 16 points while Season MVP Soulemane Chabi Yo posted an 11-marker, 19-rebound double-double. Renzo Subido and Zach Huang, meanwhile, leave Espana with eight and seven points, respectively. BOX SCORES ATENEO 86 - Ravena 17, Belangel 14, Ma. Nieto 14, Kouame 7, Navarro 7, Go 6, Maagdenberg 6, Wong 5, Daves 4, Mi. Nieto 3, Mamuyac 2, Andrade 0. UST 79 - Abando 16, Nonoy 14, Chabi Yo 11, Concepcion 8, Subido 8, Huang 7, Ando 6, Paraiso 5, Cansino 4, Bataller 0, Pangilinan 0. QUARTER SCORES: 31-18, 42-32, 67-62, 86-79. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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

Live Updates: Ateneo vs UST UAAP Finals Game 2

Can Thirdy Ravena and the Blue Eagles collect their third title in a row? Or will Rhenz Abando, Mark Nonoy and MVP Soulemane Chabi Yo force a winner-take-all Game 3?.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsNov 19th, 2019Related News

UAAP Finals: Ayo says UST s coaches, not players, to blame for Game 1 loss

University of Sto. Tomas had no answers for Ateneo de Manila University in Game 1 of the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Finals. Finding themselves in a 2-18 hole early on, the Growling Tigers were never able to dig out of it and ultimately got run out of the Araneta Coliseum by 14 points. Simply put, the black and gold was outplayed. "We played bad, really bad. We were not executing," head coach Aldin Ayo said post-game. Indeed, UST was given a taste of its own medicine as its saw its opponent win the battle of fastbreak points, 23-8, as well as turnover points, 27-14. Even more, Rookie of the Year Mark Nonoy was their lone bright spot as he scored a career-best 26 points while all of Season MVP Soulemane Chabi Yo, graduating guard Renzo Subido, and do-it-all wing Rhenz Abando were slowed down. Coach Aldin made it clear, however, that despite the 14-point loss, their players gave it their all. "Whatever it is, you can't blame the players. Trabaho ng coaching staff to simulate things and yung mga players, they did everything that they could," he shared. He then continued, "Hindi lang talaga lumabas yung laro. Sa ganung situation, coaching yung may pananagutan dyan." The one-time NCAA and one-time UAAP champion coach then furthered that in his eyes, they were beaten at their own game because their players should have been more prepared. "Some players did not play their usual game, but again, the problem is coaching staff. Tingin ko, we were not able to prepare them well," he said. Still, UST remains upbeat as their coaching staff will only get right back to work. As Coach Aldin put it, "I told the players we just have to handle this loss the right way. That means going back to our videos and titignan namin kung ano yung mali." He then continued, "We have to correct those and be better prepared for Wednesday." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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

UAAP Finals: Nonoy tried to be whatever UST needed in Game 1

Mark Nonoy was the lone bright spot as University of Sto. Tomas got dominated by Ateneo de Manila University in Game 1 of the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Finals. With everybody from Soulemane Chabi Yo and Renzo Subido and Rhenz Abando and CJ Cansino slowed down, the Rookie of the Year scored a career-best 26 points built on seven triples off the bench. In the end, he was just giving whatever the Growling Tigers needed from him. "Ginawa ko lang lahat kasi nahirapan yung first group namin so kailangan naming mag-step up," he said. Of course, scoring isn't exactly Nonoy's role for the black and gold as, time and again, head coach Aldin Ayo said that he wants his point guard to be, well, a point guard. With almost everybody struggling, however, coach Aldin said he had no problems whatsoever with their super rookie looking for his own shot. "Nung una kasi, he was looking to dish the ball eh walang maka-shoot tapos nalilibre rin siya so siya na lang," he said. He then continued, "Pero alam naman ng bata na ang role niya talaga is to set the plays and make his teammates better." With Game 1 over and done with, Nonoy vowed that UST will go all-out to bounce back in Game 2 on Wednesday at MOA Arena. "Siyempre, masakit kasi eto na yung goal namin, pero na-short kami. Babawi kami sa Game 2," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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

IN PHOTOS: UST vs UP – UAAP Season 82, semifinals

    MANILA, Philippines – University of Santo Tomas lived to fight another day, once again hurdling University of the Philippines, 89-69 , to stay alive in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball stepladder semifinals on Sunday, November 10 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Many Tigers turned up – led by Rhenz Abando, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 10th, 2019Related News

UST forces do-or-die tiff

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA University of Santo Tomas breathed life into its finals campaign on Sunday with an 89-69 victory over University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 82 stepladder semifinals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Tigers paced the game throughout behind the efforts of Soulemane Chabi Yo and Rhenz Abando to forge a […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsNov 10th, 2019Related News

UST poses problems for UP anew, forces do-or-die for UAAP 82 Finals berth

University of Sto. Tomas still has the University of the Philippines' number even now in the stepladder playoffs of the UAAP 82 Men's Basketball Tournament. Forcing their opponents to play at their pace all game long, the Growling Tigers ran circles all around the Fighting Maroons for a dominant 89-69 decision, Sunday at Araneta Coliseum. Season MVP Soulemane Chabi Yo showed the way with a 17-point, 15-rebound double-double to go along with four steals and two assists, but Rhenz Abando, Mark Nonoy, and CJ Cansino were right by his side as they took away State U's twice-to-beat advantage and teed up a do-or-die match between the two teams on Wednesday at MOA Arena. UST was in complete command right from tip-off and, as always, buried its opponent with a barrage of triples. "It's all about execution - execution both on offense and defense. Lahat ng instructions ko, sinunod ng players," head coach Aldin Ayo said as they totaled 11 makes from deep. And with UP rallying late, they again went back to their tried and tested weapon as back-to-back treys from Sherwin Concepcion and Nonoy detonated a 16-2 blast in a three-minute span that re-increased their lead from just nine, 72-63, to as big as 20, 85-65. The Growling Tigers would not look back and now need just one more win to return to the Finals for the first time since 2015. In the end, Nonoy had 16 points, four assists, four rebounds, and two steals while Concepcion had 12 markers of his own. Cansino also added 11 points and three rebounds while Renzo Subido contributed eight markers and 12 assists. Still, this is exactly why Fighting Maroons had their sights set on a twice-to-beat advantage all season long. In the fourth try, they will hope to finally find an answer for their rivals from Espana. Juan Gomez de Liano turned in his best game of the season in this one with 20 points while Bright Akhuetie posted his own 19-marker, 18-board double-double. BOX SCORES UST 89 - Abando 17, Chabi Yo 17, Nonoy 16, Concepcion 12, Cansino 11, Subido 8, Ando 4, Huang 2, Paraiso 2, Bataller 0. UP 69 - Ju. Gomez de Liano 20, Akhuetie 19, Rivero 12, Paras 9, Webb 4, Ja. Gomez de Liano 3, Tungcab 2, Jaboneta 0, Mantilla 0, Manzo 0, Murrell 0, Prado 0, Spencer 0. QUARTER SCORES: 19-13, 41-24, 60-47, 89-69. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 10th, 2019Related News

731 examinees pass the Fisheries Technologist Licensure exams

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 731 out of 2,101 passed the Fisheries Technologist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Fisheries in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga this October 2019. Seq. No. Name 1 AALA, JADE GABRIELLE MAGLUNOB 2 ABAJO, ELVIE PATUBO 3 ABANDO, […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 29th, 2019Related News

UAAP 82: UST s Abando makes sure to atone for what could ve been vs La Salle

ANTIPOLO - Rhenz Abando didn't need to play hero for University of Sto. Tomas to take care of business against Adamson University, Saturday at Ynares Center here. Instead, Abando just anything and everything he could for the Growling Tigers to assure themselves of at least a playoff for a place in the next round. "Oo, siyempre," he answered after being asked if he could now breathe a sigh of relief that their season is not yet over. "At least, ngayong panalo na kami, may chance pa rin kami sa Final Four." At the same time, though, the first-year forward also acknowledges their sorry loss to De La Salle University still stings. "Pero nasasayangan pa rin ako nung La Salle kasi kung panalo na kami dun, sure na kami e," he said. Abando was referring to UST's 79-80 loss to the Green Archers three days ago wherein his late triple could have tied the tally and forced overtime - but instead, was ruled a long two as his right toe was on the line. After that game, the 21-year-old was so inconsolable at what could have been that he declined interviews from reporters. Now, however, he made sure the Growling Tigers moved on from heartbreak by contributing 13 points, six rebounds, and two blocks. "Naging motivation namin (yung talo na yun) tapos yung tagtuloy ng suporta ng UST community kahit ganun nangyari dun," he said. Now he and the rest of the black and gold are on their way to, at the very least, a playoff, Abando said he would only continue to go all-out for the community who stood by him through all the negative news. "Yung mga basher, sila nagbibigay sa akin ng motivation kasi andaming sinasabi, pero 'di naman totoo. Gusto ko lang patunayan yung sarili ko," he said. He then continued, "'Di na ako magsasalita. Papatunayan ko na lang." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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

Emotional Melecio, Byrd welcome DLSU win amid internal issues

      MANILA, Philippines – The La Salle Green Archers escaped the UST Growling Tigers by the skin of their teeth with a one-point win, 80-79, as Rhenz Abando’s late-game eruption just fell short on Wednesday, October 23.  Gunning to clinch a UAAP Season 82 Final Four berth at the expense of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 23rd, 2019Related News

La Salle survives Abando’s late flurry to stay in the hunt in UAAP 82

Jamie Malonzo put on a show in the middle of the Araneta Coliseum, Wednesday, but De La Salle University put in the work as they powered through Rhenz Abando and University of Sto. Tomas’ late rally for a well-earned 80-79 win. The win was a big one for the Green Archers as not only did they rise to 6-6 and just behind fourth-running Far Eastern University in the UAAP 82 Men’s Basketball Tournament, they also repulsed the Growling Tigers from clinching a playoff berth. Malonzo was at the center of all that, going for 23 points with a whole lot of highlights sprinkled in between them. Alongside him, Aljun Melecio shone bright while Justine Baltazar and Brandon Bates did the heavy lifting down low. Still, the game was far from over even in the dying moments as, behind Rhenz Abando, UST had a shot to tie the tally. Abando’s right big toe was just stepping on the line, though, in the dying seconds, giving La Salle the slim margin of victory......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 23rd, 2019Related News

UAAP 82: Rhenz Abando has been through worse weeks than this

ANTIPOLO - "Ako po si Rhenz Abando. Galing La Union." Those were the first words, all softly spoken, out of Rhenz Abando's mouth in his first post-game conference after his first game for University of Sto. Tomas in his first season in the UAAP. Safe to say, he was not used to being under the spotlight. Months later, however, the 21-year-old was in all of the headlines - and not because of his impressive game. Instead, questions arose about Abando's commitment to the Growling Tigers as he found himself in the middle of controversy. According to reports, the 6-foot-2 forward was in street clothes in their game against the University of the Philippines last Wednesday due to a decision by team management. Up to two days after that, his status remained up in the air as head coach Aldin Ayo, team management, and the school itself were yet to clear the air with him. And of course, everybody else had their thoughts on what was happening - and quite a few were only happy to share them. Amidst all that, though, Abando was not worrying at all. "Hindi ito yung pinakamahirap na pinagdaanan ko kasi mas grabe pa yung pinagdaanan ko nung nasa probinsya pa ako," he shared. The UST wing came from Philippine College of Science and Technology in Pangasinan, but actually was born and bred in La Union. And there, humble beginnings molded him into the man he is today. "Yung mga pinagdaanan ko nung bata ako, yung financial problems, ganun, mas tumibay ako dun so parang wala na lang din 'to," he said. Along with that, Abando drew strength from the full faith his teammates still had in him amidst all the reports and rumors. As he put it, "Itong nangyaring 'to, 'di ako nahirapan kasi nandyan lang yung mga teammate ko. Nasa likod ko lang sila." He then continued, "Siyempre, yung mga side comment na 'di maganda, 'di nakatulong sa akin, pero yung mga teammate ko, nandyan lang sila at sinasabihan ako na dapat, parang walang nangyari." That was even truer when the rising star finally returned to the black and gold lineup in their matchup opposite National University, Saturday at Ynares Center here. From the moment he was sent in at the 8:45 mark of the second quarter until the final buzzer when he was still part of the five on the floor, Abando said all of UST made him feel they had his back. "Sabi nila, kumpyansa lang at wag ko nang intindihin yung mga nangyari, mga sinabi. Kumpyansa lang," he said. And that goes not only for the players, but the community and his fellow student-athletes as well. "Maraming-maraming salamat sa kanilang lahat kasi sinusuportahan lang talaga nila kami. Mas lalo akong napapamahal sa UST dahil sa ganyang suporta," he said. And for all of them, Rhenz Abando vowed to stay under the spotlight - under the spotlight with the Growling Tigers, that is. "Dito lang ako hanggang matapos ang collegiate career ko," he expressed. He then continued, "Apat na taon pa!" --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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

UST, Abando buck transfer row to maul NU   

ANTIPOLO: University of Santo Tomas (UST) and Rhenz Abando have moved on from the controversy surrounding Abando’s alleged plan to leave the Growling Tigers, as they defeated National University (NU),…READ.....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 19th, 2019Related News

Abando, Cansino show off as UST eliminates NU from contention

ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – The UST Growling Tigers continued rolling in UAAP Season 82 with an 88-76 blowout over the NU Bulldogs at the Ynares Center on Saturday, October 19. Despite a drama-filled week at the Tigers' camp, they still rose to 7-5 in the standings to remain at 3rd place. Meanwhile, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 19th, 2019Related News