Trouble brewing at SMB camp?

Looks like something’s brewing at the San Miguel Beer camp......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports19 hr. 18 min. ago Related News

Will ‘Needle’ prick Jerwin?

IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas’ next challenger Miguel Gonzalez is called “aguja,” Spanish for needle, and it remains to be seen whether the Chilean can prick the Filipino into losing his crown when they clash at the Auditorio GNP Seguros in Puebla, Mexico, on Dec. 7......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports19 hr. 18 min. ago Related News

Arum assures Ancajas will get same purse

Top Rank Promotion boss Bob Arum said International Boxing Federation super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas will get the same amount of prize money in his eighth title defense against Chilean Miguel Gonzalez on December 7 at the Auditorio GNP Seguros in Puebla, Mexico. The 30-year-old Gonzalez holds a 31-2 record with eight knockouts. “The same […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News21 hr. 5 min. ago Related News

New-look Alab Pilipinas stumbles out of the gate in ABL s new season

Looks like San Miguel Alab Pilipinas will take time to get together and get going. Out of sync for majority of the matchup, the Filipinos bowed to Thailand’s Mono Vampire, 76-111, in the latter’s home court Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi, Sunday. Playing its first official game sans stalwart Ray Parks Jr. as well as resident reinforcement Renaldo Balkman, the Philippines was blown out of the water right from tip off and found itself in a 19-point hole, 12-31. Alab would never recover and was at the receiving end of a 35-point beatdown to commence its quest to reclaim the crown. Nick King paced them with 21 points and seven rebounds while Louie Vigil and Jordan Heading also added 13 and 12 markers, respectively. Jason Brickman, finally playing as a local, was scoreless and only had four assists and two rebounds. BOX SCORES MONO VAMPIRE 111 - Singletary 19, Morgan 16, Lish 13, Lamb 13, Watkins 13, Chanthachon 10, Knowles 8, Ananti 8, Towaroj 5, Boonserm 4, Saengtong 2, Phuangla 0. SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 76 - King 21, Vigil 13, Heading 12, Domingo 10, Gray 9, Wyatt 6, Forbes 4, Ganuelas-Rosser 1, Brickman 0, Rangel 0. QUARTER SCORES: 31-12; 54-31; 80-52; 111-76......»»

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Storm Ramon, LPA to bring rains in Central, Eastern Visayas

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Keep your rain gears close as cloudy skies and scattered rains may continue to affect Eastern and Central Visayas. The state weather bureau is currently monitoring three weather systems within and surrounding the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). Joseph Gerald Merlas, a meteorologist of the Mactan Station of the Philippine Atmospheric […] The post Storm Ramon, LPA to bring rains in Central, Eastern Visayas appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2019Related News

Playoffs still in sight for Rain or Shine after cooling down Meralco

MANILA, Philippines – Rain or Shine refused to surrender on its playoff hopes after cooling down red-hot Meralco, 83-81, in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, November 17.  Led by import Richard Ross and Rey Nambatac, the Elasto Painters erased a 13-point deficit and held ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2019Related News

Meralco momentum for playoffs derailed, but Black unfazed

MANILA, Philippines – Losing is inevitable.  That's how Norman Black put things in perspective as Meralco saw its five-game win streak snapped in the PBA Governors' Cup following a sorry 81-83 defeat to Rain or Shine on Sunday, November 17.  "Basketball is a strange game. We just won 5 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2019Related News

In major green thrust, SMC to shift to biodegradable plastic packaging

San Miguel Corp. (SMC)—the country’s largest conglomerate—is set to become the first Filipino company to utilize fully certified biodegradable plastic packaging. The company, which is also Southeast Asia’s largest food processor, said it was tapping a local firm that has been developing and testing the technology in the last five years. SMC will initially use […] The post In major green thrust, SMC to shift to biodegradable plastic packaging appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2019Related News

New-look Alab launches ABL campaign

The revamped San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas gets to test its mettle today when it visits home team Mono Vampire to kick off its 2019-2020 ASEAN Basketball League campaign at the Stadium 29 in Bangkok, Thailand......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsNov 16th, 2019Related News

ABL Season 10 Preview

With the 10th Season of the ABL officially underway, we’ve been witnesses to one of the more colorful and exciting off seasons in the past few years. This is a testament to the ever-growing level of competition the league has seen year in and year out, as teams are doing their best to make sure that they enter the season with as competitive a lineup as they can muster. After another banner season which saw the CLS Knights defeat perennial contender the Singapore Slingers, everything is up for grabs. Established teams have entered into rebuilding mode, former champions have gone the direction of youth, regular contenders have added more depth both among their imports and locals, while this year’s expansion club boasts of one of the more impressive lineups we’ve seen from an expansion club in recent memory. All of this just makes for an even more exciting tenth season as the ABL continues to rise to greatness. Here is a quick rundown of what to expect from each of the teams: San Miguel Alab Pilipinas  (Regular season record: 18-8, 2nd, lost to HK Eastern in the quarterfinals) Former ABL Champs San Miguel Alab Pilipinas will be fielding a virtually new squad this 2019-2020 season, with Lawrence Domingo and Brandon Rosser as the only holdovers from Coach Jimmy Alapag’s 2018-2019 campaign. Gone are 3-time local MVP Bobby Ray Parks, Jr, former Defensive Player of the Year Renaldo Balkman and PJ Ramos. Instead, Alab will be relying on Fil-American guards Jason Brickman and Jeremiah Gray to lead their cast of locals. Brickman is no stranger to winning, after having led the Westports Malaysia Dragons to an ABL championship in 2016, and Mono Vampire to a Finals appearance two seasons ago. He remains one of the league’s best passers and has a knack for making winning plays. Jeremiah Gray meanwhile, is arguably Alab’s most touted local addition, and the 6’4” scorer could be one of the most exciting locals to watch out for this season. Since joining the ABL three seasons ago, Alab has finished the regular season no lower than 3rd place, but after last season’s early post season exit against the Hong Kong Eastern, Coach Jimmy Alapag and the rest of the squad are looking to bring the franchise back to the ABL Finals. Formosa Dreamers (Regular season record: 19-7, First, lost to Mono Vampire in the quarterfinals) The Formosa Dreamers shocked the ABL last season when, after finishing with a dismal 1-19 record in their inaugural season, the Dreamers finished at the top of the heap after the regular season with a 19-7 record. It was short-lived however, as the team from Taiwan bowed out in the first round of the post-season to the 8th seeded Mono Vampire of Thailand.  None of the three imports (Will Artino, Malcolm Miller and Tevin Glass) who steered them to a first-place elimination round record will be back this season, and neither will Coach Dean Murray. Instead, the Dreamers will be tapping former Saigon Heat Head Coach Kyle Julius, who steered the Heat to the franchise’s first winning season and playoff victory, to call the shots from the sidelines. They’ve also added two explosive imports in Jerran Young and Marcus Keene. Young, the 6’6” wingman who averaged 19ppg, 7.1rpg, and 2.3 spg to help bring the Slingers back to the ABL Finals last season. Keene meanwhile, suited up for two games for Mono Vampire last season and averaged 32.5ppg before being cut. Look for these two imports to power the Dreamers fast paced offense together with Taiwanese National Team mainstay Jet Chang, and reliable locals Kenny Chien, Lee Hsueh-Lin, and Wu Sung-Wei.   Hong Kong Eastern (Regular Season record: 13-13, 7th, defeated Alab Pilipinas in the quarterfinals, lost to Singapore Slingers in the Semifinals) 2017 ABL Champion Hong Kong Eastern has reset their program, parting ways with 2017 Coach of the Year Edu Torres, as well as former world import MVP, Marcus Elliot. They’ve opted to go with younger imports in Trey Kell (23 years old) and TJ Price (26 years old), while retaining last season’s replacement to Sam Deguara, Michael Holyfield. They’ve also tapped former NBA G-League coach Jordan Brady as Torres’ replacement.  Trey Kell is a talented scorer, standing 6’4”, and averaged 21.6ppg, 7.9rpg, and 4.8apg at the Canadian National Basketball League where he was named Finals MVP. TJ Price meanwhile is another scoring guard who averaged 16.7ppg, 3.3rpg, and 3.2apg in the Hungarian League A Division. Talented as their imports may be however, the success of Eastern’s rebuild will still largely depend on the contributions from the locals.     Kuala Lumpur Dragons (Regular Season record: 8-18, 9th, did not advance to the post season) Key Players: Will Artino, Amir Bell, Cade Davis Now known as the Kuala Lumpur Dragons, the 2016 ABL Champs have long road ahead to retain their past glory. Having not made it to the last three postseasons, Head Coach Jamie Pearlman will be relying heavily on former Creighton Bluejay and Formosa Dreamers center, Will Artino. Artino averaged a double-double in his first season in the ABL, and led the Dreamers to first place at the end of last year’s regular season. He will be partnered up with a solid shooter in Cade Davis, and Amir Bell, a 6’4” guard from Princeton, who averaged 10.4ppg, 4.2rpg, and 3.9apg for Agrigento in the Italian League 2nd Division. It will be interesting to see how this new mix of imports will blend with their locals, especially in a tough bracket that includes San Miguel Alab Pilipinas, Mono Vampire, Singapore Slingers, and the Saigon Heat.   Macau Black Bears (Regular Season Record:14-12, 6th, lost to the Singapore Slingers in the quarterfinals) Key Players: Mikh McKinney, Kenny Manigault, Brandon Edwards, Lai Ka Tong, Jenning Leung When Anthony Tucker went down to injury last season, so did Macau’s hopes of really contending for the ABL crown. Granted, Mikh McKinney was the league’s best scorer and Ryan Watkins, the best rebounder, but without their former World Import MVP and best playmaker, the Black Bears simply could not advance.  This season, gone are Tucker and Watkins. McKinney will have the explosive and athletic Kenny Manigault as his backcourt mate. Manigault averaged 17.1ppg and 5.3rpg playing in Finland. Their third import is 6’6” Brandon Edwards, who will be tasked to mix it up inside with the best big men of the league. It will be tough for this guard-laden Macau squad, and they will rely mostly on a small-ball style, utilizing McKinney’s and Manigault’s athleticism to relentlessly attack defenses and create opportunities for themselves and the rest of their teammates.   Mono Vampire Basketball Club (Regular Season Record: 11-15, 8th, defeated Formosa Dreamers in the quarterfinals, lost to CLS Knights Indonesia in the Semifinals) Key Players: Mike Singletary, Ryan Watkins, Tyler Lamb, Freddie Lish, Moses Morgan Mono Vampire proved that they were dead serious on making it back to the Finals this upcoming ABL Season. Last year, after bucking a slow start, Mono Vampire added Romeo Travis, Malcolm White, and Freddie Lish midseason, and still ended up becoming the hottest team to close the regular season. They also surprised everyone by eliminating the top seeded Formosa Dreamers despite being the 8th seeded team in the post-season.  This year they brought back their solid core of Tyler Lamb, Mike Singletary, Freddie Lish, and Moses Morgan; while also adding the one of last year’s most efficient imports and rebounding leader Ryan Watkins from the Macau Black Bears. 6’1” Preston Knowles, the former Louisville Cardinal, will be manning the point guard spot, as former world import MVP Anthony Tucker, will miss the season due to another foot injury. Regardless of Tucker’s absence however, Mono Vampire looks to possess one of the league’s deepest rosters.    Saigon Heat (Regular Season record: 14-12, 5th, lost to CLS Knights Indonesia in the quarterfinals) Key Players: Chris Charles, Gary Forbes, Sam Thompson, Sang Dinh, Chris Dierker, Tam Dinh Coming from their most successful season thus far where they won their first ever playoff game, the Saigon Heat are poised to make waves this coming ABL season. Their local core of Khoa Tran, Sang Dinh and Chris Dierker, has been further bolstered by VBA MVP and Sang’s older brother, Tam Dinh (24.5ppg, 54.8% FG%), who will look to carry his scoring ways in the ABL. The Heat have also chosen to add length and experience, signing ABL All-time 10 Honoree Chris Charles, NBA veteran Gary Forbes, and former Ohio State Buckeye, Sam Thompson. However, the Heat will no longer be with head coach Kyle Julius -- architect of their playoff runs the past 2 seasons – as he is now with the Formosa Dreamers. In his place, the team has tapped 2-time Vietnam Basketball Association (VBA) Coach of the Year Kevin Yurkus, to lead the squad.    Singapore Slingers (Regular Season record: 16-10, 3rd, defeated the Macau Black Bears in the quarterfinals, defeated HK Eastern in the Semifinals, lost to the CLS Knights Indonesia in the Finals) Key Players: Xavier Alexander, Marcus Elliot, Anthony McClain, Delvin Goh, Leon Kwek Arguably the most talked about offseason transfer belonged to the Singapore Slingers with their signing of former World Import MVP Marcus Elliot. Elliot played the last 3 seasons with Hong Kong Eastern where he averaged 23ppg, 7.6rpg, and 6.5apg. He also ranks 3rd in the ABL’s all-time scoring list, and has the second most career triple-doubles next the Slingers’ Xavier Alexander, last season’s Import MVP. With Elliot and Alexander, Singapore would now possess the league’s most potent backcourt, although there will surely be a period of adjustment, as both players are used to having the ball in their hands for most of the game. Further bolstering Coach Neo Beng Siang’s lineup is the addition of 7-foot big man Anthony McClain, a walking double-double, who most recently normed 17.8ppg and 13.6rpg in Taiwan’s Super Basketball League. Providing local support as well are Delvin Goh, who has continuously improved every season, and the returning Leon Kwek, who’s scoring and heads up play was sorely missed last season when he had to sit out due to National Service commitments.   Macau Wolf Warriors  Regular Season record: 2-24, 10th, did not advance to the post season) Key Players: Steven Thomas, Julian Boyd, Douglas Herring, Cai Chen After a dismal inaugural season, record-wise, the Wolf Warriors are looking to follow in the footsteps of the Formosa Dreamers, who rebounded from their 1-19 debut season to top the elimination round of season 2018-2019. They’ve brought in former ABL Champion Coach Todd Purves to mastermind the team’s rebuild, as well as ABL import legend and All-time Ten Honoree Steven Thomas, and ABL Champion Douglas Herring, who led the CLS Knights to their first ever ABL Championship last season. Rounding out their import lineup is Julian Boyd, a prolific scorer who averaged 22.5ppg and 9.9rpg, in his most recent stint in Iceland’s domestic professional league. Cai Chen, their top local last season, will try to prove that his 19.7ppg and 7.4rpg was no fluke, as he will try to lead their cast of locals to a better finish this time around.  Taipei Fubon Braves (new) Key Players: OJ Mayo, Charles Garcia, Joseph Lin, Lin Chih-Chieh, Tseng Wen-Ting One of the most interesting and exciting expansion teams the ABL has seen in a long while, the Taipei Fubon Braves not only bring with them a winning tradition, but a star-studded lineup. Champions of the local Taiwan Super Basketball League, the Braves will be parading arguably the best ex-NBA player to play in the league in OJ Mayo, former NBA D-League player and double-double machine, Charles Garcia, as well as 7’4” behemoth Sim Bhullar, and Taiwanese National Team veterans Lin Chih-Chieh and Tseng Wen-Ting. Another notable name on their lineup is Joseph Lin, younger brother of former NBA star Jeremy Lin.  Coach Roger Hsu’s team will be coming into the ABL with a lot of hype surrounding them; but with their chemistry and championship pedigree, he hopes the transition from their domestic league to the higher level of competition in the ABL will be a smooth one......»»

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

Albon on top in Brazil practice before crashing in the rain

The London-born Thai driver, whose place with the team for 2020 was confirmed this week, clocked a best lap in one minute and 16.142 seconds on intermediate tyres, but lost control as soon as he switched to slicks in the final minutes. The post Albon on top in Brazil practice before crashing in the rain appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 15th, 2019Related News

PBA: At 36 years young, Doug Kramer looks forward to a happy retirement

Following Phoenix’s win over Blackwater Friday to wrap up its campaign in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup, Doug Kramer has ended his 12-year basketball career. Drafted 5th in the 2007 Draft, Kramer is choosing to retire at 36 years young. “I’m looking forward to the next journey,” Kramer said. “It wasn’t a spontaneous thing. I planned this for the past year and parang na-solidify yung mga plans ko the past few months,” he added. In his last PBA game, Kramer finished with three points and 10 rebounds in 19 minutes of play as a starter. Doug says he can still play, but it’s time to give up basketball now to focus on other things. “I’m very healthy, I’m very strong. Physically I can still take it, but parang naging notion na kasi for almost every basketball player na parang you wait until something’s really painful until you give up, until puro painkillers ka na lang? I’m not like that,” he said. “At the end of the day, I’m still very young. I’m 36. I still wanna do so much. I have plans with my family. It’s gonna be a nice retirement,” Kramer added. As he walks away from basketball, Kramer says his 2012 run with Powerade is up there in his list of favorites. Seven  years ago, the Tigers went all the way to the Philippine Cup Finals as a no. 8 seed. His one and only title, the 2015 All-Filipino with San Miguel Beer, is also a favorite for Kramer. “Winning the championship with San Miguel is up there,” Doug said as he remembers his career. “The Cinderella team with Powerade. That’s what I remember the most. The no. 8 seed going all the way [to the Finals]. We didn’t make it but grabe, the odds that were against us,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 15th, 2019Related News

PBA: Caram’s career game earns him Player of the Week

Anjo Caram’s career game in the PBA couldn’t have come at a better time for Meralco. The wily guard came through with a career-high 30 points in the Bolts’ 103-89 win over NorthPort Batang Pier that solidified their bid to finish as the no. 1 seeded team heading to the playoffs of the Governors Cup. Coach Norman Black described Caram’s performance as ‘awesome’ after going 11-of-15 from the field, including 4-of-6 from three-point range. He scored 16 points in the fourth quarter alone to match his previous career-best of 16. “He really gave us a big lift and pretty much guided us to the victory,” said Black of his prized-guard out of San Beda. “So I gave him a lot of credit for leading the team. He knew going to the game that Baser (Amer) was not 100 percent and Anjo came and really stepped up and made big shots for us.” Not to be denied, Caram emerged as the PBA Press Corps-Cignal Player of the Week for the period (Nov. 4-10). The 28-year-old pride of Iloilo City did the feat by becoming the shortest PBA player at 5-foot-6 to score 30 points in a game as per league chief statistician Fidel Mangonon III. Caram’s offensive explosion helped the Bolts keep their winning streak at five and improved at 8-2 overall for a tie with NLEX on top of the standings with a week to go before the end of the eliminations. The Meralco guard won the weekly citation over NLEX’s Jericho Cruz, who also received a vote for scoring the game-winning basket as the Road Warriors rallied from 26-points down to nip defending champion Magnolia, 86-85. Other players considered for the honor were Caram’s Meralco teammates Raymond Almazan and Chris Newsome, Japeth Aguilar of Barangay Ginebra, Rain or Shine’s Javee Mocon, JR Quinahan of NLEX, the San Miguel Beer duo of June Mar Fajardo and Arwind Santos, along with Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang and Paul Lee......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 14th, 2019Related News

Style Inspo: Fashion Tips That Would Help You Get Through the Unpredictable Weather

Rain or shine, your style doesn't have to suffer!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleNov 14th, 2019Related News

Tumbok Karera Tips, Nov. 14, 2019 (@ SAN LAZARO)

Race 1 PATOK – (2) Thunder Maxx / Double Rock; TUMBOK – (5) Right As Rain; LONGSHOT – (1) Here I Am Race 2 PATOK – (2) Fortress; TUMBOK – (1) Batang Dragon; LONGSHOT – (3) Greatest Joy Race 3 PATOK – (5) Fighter Inthe Wind; TUMBOK – (3) Batang Arrastre; LONGSHOT – (6) Gee’s […] The post Tumbok Karera Tips, Nov. 14, 2019 (@ SAN LAZARO) appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2019Related News

Walang Gregzilla, Troy Gilas taob sa Alab ‘Pinas

WALA ang bigs na sina Greg Slaughter at Troy Rosario, yumuko ang Gilas Pilipinas sa San Miguel-Alab 93-89 sa tuneup game Lunes nang gabi sa Meralco Gym......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2019Related News

Ancajas chill na lang vs Gonzales

HINDI na gaanong paghahadaan ni Jerwin ­Ancajas ang kanyang bagong ­makakatungali na si Miguel Gonzales para depensahan ang kanyang International Boxing Federation (IBF) super flyweight crown sa Disyembre 8 sa ­Puebla, Mexico......»»

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Pagasa: TD Ramon may dampen quincentennial launch

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Those who wish to take part in the launching of the quincentennial celebration of the arrival of Christianity better bring their rain gear with them. This as light to moderate rains brought by the extension of Tropical Depression Ramon is expected on Wednesday afternoon, November 13, 2019. Netherlen Seletrero, a weather […] The post Pagasa: TD Ramon may dampen quincentennial launch appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2019Related News

NCAA 95: Coach Bonnie downed San Beda with a little help from his friends

Colegio de San Juan de Letran had gone winless against San Beda University since 2015. That all came to a close, Tuesday at MOA Arena, as the Knights upended the erstwhile undefeated Red Lions. The last time the Intramuros-based squad had triumphed over their archrivals was in Game 3 of the NCAA 91 Men's Basketball Tournament. In Seasons 92 to 94, they then lost all six of their meetings and in Season 95, suffered two more setbacks in the elimination round. On the biggest stage and under the brightest lights, however, Letran came through and pulled off a shocker. And so, the Knights drew first blood in the best-of-three Finals and, most impressively, dealt San Beda its first defeat in the tournament. The man with the plan for that? First-year head coach Bonnie Tan. Of course, the veteran mentor wasn't alone and in fact, had quite a collection of brilliant minds behind him. "Ang laking tulong nun kasi 'di naman ako nahihiyang sabihing this is our first time in the Finals kaya to get some encouraging words and pointers from legends and (former) players for a championship game like this was big," he said. Part of coach Bonnie's staff are Ginebra point guard LA Tenorio as well as seasoned lieutenants Rensy Bajar, Lou Gatumbato, and Raymond Tiongco. Even more were behind the blue and white bench as NorthPort head coach Pido Jarencio and assistant Jeff Napa were also seen sharing their mind with players during timeouts. And alongside Jarencio and Napa? Well, Letran special assistant to the rector for sports development and San Miguel Corporation sports director Alfrancis Chua, NorthPort team manager Erick Arejola, Columbian governor Bobby Rosales and head coach Johnedel Cardel, and Magnolia governor Rene Pardo. Coach Bonnie, ever humble, had nothing but thanks for all those brilliant minds at his back. "In business, you need partners to be successful and in sports naman, we need friends lalo na yung mga may alam kung paano manalo," he said. He then continued, "Friends ko yan lahat so welcome sila - brainstorm and synergy kami. I'm happy that they're supporting the team and supporting me sa pinasukan ko." Still, the Knights' mentor reminded everybody that their job is far from finished. "'Di pa rin tapos 'to. Although we have the momentum, sana 'di na pakawalan ng players," he said. He then continued, "Sila naman naglalaro so kung gusto nila, kunin nila. We're here to guide and motivate them lang - the rest is up to them." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 12th, 2019Related News

NCAA 95: Fran Yu hopes to be for Letran what Chris Ross is for SMB

With Colegio de San Juan de Letran protecting a one-point lead inside the last minute, Wednesday at MOA Arena, it forced San Beda University to settle for a triple try by Calvin Oftana. The shot hit back rim and in the ensuing rebounding sequence, it was the smallest player on the floor who hauled in the rebound. That was 5-foot-10 Fran Yu who got the board over the likes of Season MVP Calvin Oftana and Cameroonian powerhouse Donald Tankoua and even teammates and rebounding machines Larry Muyang and Ato Ular. As it turns out, he was just channeling his inner Scottie Thompson. "Basta naman precious, kailangan naming lahat kunin yung rebound. First half, puro sa kanila rebounds tapos lamang sila tapos nung second half, nakakuha kami ng rebounds at ayun, nanalo kami," he shared. He then continued, "At saka idol ko si Scottie Thompson - malakas mag-rebounds." More than Thompson, though, Yu said he wants nothing more than to emulate San Miguel two-way guard Chris Ross. "Yung pagiging point guard ni Chris Ross, yung wala yung score basta manalo yung team. Siya talaga pinaka-idol ko," he said. In the biggest game of his young career, the 21-year-old did just that - scoring just 10 points, but contributing six assists, three rebounds, and three steals. And for him, he was just doing his best to not let head coach Bonnie Tan down. "Sabi ni coach, kailangan kong may ma-prove sa Letran community. Yung chance na binigay ni coach sa akin, dapat suklian ko," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 12th, 2019Related News