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Batang Pier barge into win column

In a battle of winless teams in the 2020 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup the NorthPort Batang Pier finally tallied a victory with a 107-96 victory by beating the Terrafirma Dyip yesterday, Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena & Cultural Center Powered by Smart 5G......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardOct 24th, 2020

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, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2019

Batang Pier halt Bolts in 2nd OT for first win

MANILA, Philippines – GlobalPort finally broke into the win-column in the PBA Governors Cup in classic fashion, beating out Meralco, 126-123, in a double-ove.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2016

Jomary Torres in must-win situation in ONE: Big Bang

Already in the midst of a four-bout slide after winning her first three matches in ONE Championship, Torres will have a crucial shot to barge back into the win column against a up and coming contender in Ritu Phogat......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2020

Road Warriors exit with grace; Bolts zap Batang Pier

The NLEX Road Warriors and the Meralco Bolts both tallied wins in the first two games of the final day of eliminations of the PBA Philippine Cup at the AUF Sports Arena & Cultural Center on Wednesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

Abueva takes on former team as Fuel Masters gun for third straight win vs Aces

All eyes will be on Calvin Abueva as he faces his former team. (PBA Images) Phoenix Super LPG hopes to build on the successful comeback of Calvin Abueva when it battles his former team Alaska on Thursday in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center. What Abueva has for an encore will be known in the 4 p.m. opener as the Fuel Masters (4-2) go for a third straight victory against the Aces (4-3), who are also riding on an impressive run of three wins in the last four outings. Unbeaten leader TNT looks to shrug off the rust factor as it aims for a sixth win opposite slumping NLEX (1-5) at 6:45 p.m. The Tropang Giga are slated to see action for the first time in eight days after Monday’s game against the NorthPort Batang Pier was postponed as a precautionary measure after facing the Blackwater Elite last week. One of Blackwater’s player is currently under quarantine after he had an initial positive result for COVID-19. He has since been declared negative in the succeeding antigen and RT-PCR tests. Abueva played as if he was not out of action for 16 months due to an indefinite suspension, posting 21 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in Phoenix’s 114-110 triumph against NLEX. With Abueva back, many see Phoenix as a team with a legitimate chance of winning the crown, something Alaska coach Jeffrey Cariaso acknowledges. “We’re in a situation where Phoenix is already playing well, they added Calvin, who would give them an extra spark — extra All-Star. So we’re gonna have our hands full,” said Cariaso as he eyes to keep the same grit that enabled Alaska to buck a 0-2 start. Alaska is coming off a 99-96 victory over Terrafirma last Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2020

NorthPort ends drought

NorthPort’s support crew led by Renzo Subido and Kelly Nabong stepped up to the plate as the Sean Anthony-less Batang Pier scored a 107-96 breakthrough win over Terrafirma in the PBA Philippine Cup yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

BatangPier wagi vs Dyip

CLARK, Pampanga – Naitipa ng NorthPort Batang Pier ang unang panalo sa PBA bubble matapos gibain ang Terrafirma Dyip, 107-96, sa PBA Philippine Cup elimination round na ginaganap sa Angeles, Pampanga. Bumida sa panalo ang ikinamadang 23 points ni Christian Standhardinger at ang crucial points nina Kelly Nabong at Renzo Subido sa huling minuto ng […] The post BatangPier wagi vs Dyip appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Rookie rises as Batang Pier down Dyip for 1st win

        By JONAS TERRADO     NorthPort pulled away in the fourth quarter behind Kelly Nabong and rookie Renzo Subido to beat Terrafirma, 107-96, Saturday night for its first win in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center in Angeles City, Pampanga. Nabong had 18 points […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Northport sinks Terrafirma, 107-96

CLARK — Northport muscled its way to a 107-96 victory over Terrafirma in the PBA Philippine Cup Saturday at the Angeles University Foundation gym here. Northport scored its first victory in five games despite the absence of point guard Sean Anthony because of a hamstring injury. Five Batang Pier players submitted double-digit outputs. Terrafirma remained […] The post Northport sinks Terrafirma, 107-96 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Warriors crush Batang Pier to arrest 3-game PBA slide

NLEX Road Warriors snapped a three-game slide in the 2020 Philippines Basketball Association Philippine Cup by posting a decisive 102-88 victory over the NorthPort Batang Pier, yesterday, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena & Cultural Center Powered by Smart 5G......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Road Warriors finally rediscover how to win again

        By JONAS TERRADO   NLEX averted NorthPort’s comeback bid in the fourth quarter to claim a 102-88 victory Wednesday night and end a 0-3 start in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center. The Road Warriors went on a 23-4 blast after the Batang Pier […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

Kings shoot for win No. 4; Batang Pier vs Road Warriors

        By JONAS TERRADO       Games Wedneday (AUF Gym powered by Smart 5G) 4 p.m. –NorthPort vs NLEX 6:45 p.m. – Phoenix vs Ginebra   Barangay Ginebra San Miguel goes for its best start under the tenure of coach Tim Cone as it faces Phoenix Super LPG Wednesday in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

Elasto Painters subdue NorthPort Batang Pier

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters grabbed a share of the lead in 2020 PBA Philippine Cup with a hard-earned, 70-68, victory over the NorthPort Batang Pier yesterday, Sunday, October 18, 2020 at the Angeles University Foundation Arena Powered by Smart 5G......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Coach Caloy wants rookie Adrian Wong to show true potential

Adrian Wong scored 15 points for Rain or Shine. (PBA Images) ANGELES CITY–Rookie guard Adrian Wong needed some tough love from Rain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia to bring out his A-game against NorthPort on Sunday.  Garcia admitted he shouted at Wong at one point, but that incident pushed the former Ateneo gunner to finish with a game-high 15 points highlighted by three triples in the Elasto Painters’ 80-78 escape against the Batang Pier at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center powered by Smart 5G.  “Actually, I shouted at him ’cause he kept on hesitating,” said Garcia after ROS chalked up its third win in as many games to join TNT atop the standings.  “He was scared inside so he was straying away from what he was supposed to play. The nice thing is he stepped up after I said that,” added the soft-spoken tactician.  Wong, who was the No. 5 overall pick in the draft last year, poured eight points in the fourth quarter, including a huge triple that gave the Elasto Painters their biggest lead at 63-52 with 5:17 left in the nip-and-tuck game.  From there, ROS leaned on its airtight defense and Rey Nambatac’s clutch free throws to seal the deal. Garcia also commended another newcomer in Clint Doliguez, who was selected next to Wong in the draft.   The former San Beda standout knocked down two three-pointers that helped the Painters climb out of an early 13-point hole.  “Clint came in and gave us quality minutes,” said Garcia......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Casio plays hero as Alaska breaks bubble curse

Jvee Casio was excellent in crucial moments. (PBA Images) Alaska bounced back from two losses to open the bubble campaign by grinding out an 87-81 victory over Magnolia Saturday night in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center. Jvee Casio produced some of the keys in the final minutes as the Aces defeated one of the PBA’s top contenders to barge into the win column after falling short against the TNT Tropang Giga and Meralco Bolts. Casio finished with 17 points, including a three-pointer that put Alaska ahead 79-75 with 2:40 remaining in the fourth. He also blocked a rainbow attempt by Jackson Corpuz while the Aces were protecting an 85-81 lead. Jeron Teng scored eight of his team-high 19 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Aces take the lead for good while Mike DiGregorio and Abu Tratter added 10 points apiece. The Aces won in the first game since announcing that forward Kevin Racal will miss the rest of the conference due to an ACL injury he suffered in their 100-95 loss to the Tropang Giga last Oct. 11. That game certainly was still in the mind of coach Jeffrey Cariaso, who told his team to carry a mentality as if the Aces had a 1-1 record. “When you approach that game than being 0-2, I think their mindset’s different,” he said. “We came to this game facing a well-coached and very tough Magnolia team. They have superstars that we really have to worry about and to be able to step up and be better defensively is my biggest take on this game.” Alaska bucked a 39-28 second quarter deficit to inch its way back into the game, cooling Magnolia’s offense after making 63-percent of its shots in the first quarter. Mark Barroca was one of the few bright spots for the Hotshots with 16 points, three rebounds, five assists and two steals. Rookie big man Aris Dionisio scored 10 points in 17 minutes. But Magnolia saw Paul Lee being held to a 4-of-16 shooting despite 14 points, thus falling to a 1-2 record this conference. The scores: ALASKA 87 — Teng 19, Casio 17, Tratter 10, DiGregorio 10, Manuel 9, Herndon 7, Galliguez 6, Ebona 5, Brondial 4, Ayaay 0, Marcelino 0, Publico 0. MAGNOLIA 81 — Barroca 16, Lee 14, Banchero 13, Jalalon 11, Dionisio 10, Sangalang 8, De la Rosa 7, Corpuz 2, Reavis 0, Melton 0, Abundo 0. Quarters: 21-29, 43-45, 62-64, 87-81......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Phoenix Super LPG beats NorthPort Batang, 110-105

Phoenix Super LPG jumped out to an early lead which they lost briefly but regained in time to post a 110-105 victory over NorthPort Batang Pier as action in the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup continued yesterday Thursday, October 15 at the Angeles University Foundation Arena powered by Smart 5G......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

Fiery Fuel Masters outlast Batang Pier for 2nd win

            By JONAS TERRADO   Phoenix Super LPG posted its second straight win while waiting for the much-awaited return of Calvin Abueva after surviving NorthPort, 110-105, Thursday in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center. With Matthew Wright focusing on being a facilitator, Jason […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

Batang Pier will be without ‘Super Bolick’ in PBA bubble

        By JONAS TERRADO   Robert Bolick was left out of NorthPort’s 25-man lineup for the PBA season restart on Oct. 11 inside the bubble in Clark, Pampanga. Team manager Bonnie Tan told online sites that NorthPort heeded the advice of renowned orthopedic surgeon Raul Canlas to skip the bubble as to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Aljun Melecio s never-ending quest to prove he belongs

Aljun Melecio has these hardware sitting pretty on his trophy case: UAAP 78 Jrs. MVP, UAAP 79 Rookie of the Year, UAAP 79 champion. Now heading into his fifth and final year in De La Salle University, he remains recognized as one of the best point guards in all of college. Well, recognized by just about everybody except himself. Asked if he feels worthy to stand alongside the likes of NCAA 95 Finals MVP Fran Yu or UAAP 82 Rookie of the Year Mark Nonoy, he answered, modest as always, "Nope. I don't. Wala pa akong napapatunayan." Yes, the 5-foot-8 super scorer who was then head coach Aldin Ayo's "most-wanted recruit" feels he is yet to prove himself. Yes, the primetime playmaker who was once comforted by Tab Baldwin after the Green Archers had lost the championship despite his 16 points in Game 3 of the Finals feels he is yet to prove himself. That in itself is not necessarily surprising, though. And that's because all throughout his young career, Melecio has felt, again and again, that he has to prove himself. He had to prove himself even to La Salle, his home of nine years now. "Actually, 'di naman ako ni-recruit ng Zobel dati," he shared. "To be honest, my mindset at that time ay mag-Team B lang sa Zobel para pag may games, mas magagamit ako. Kaysa naman mag-Team A ako and nakaupo lang sa bench." BREAK IN Aljun Melecio, now a graduating guard, is La Salle's most recent homegrown product. Of the Green Archers' probable UAAP 83 roster, the now-22-year-old is the lone player to have come from the Taft-based school's Jrs. programs - and mind you, they have two in La Salle Zobel and La Salle Green Hills. In DLSZ, Melecio was a scoring dynamo who once dropped 42 points on archrival Ateneo de Manila High School. Did you know, though, that he wasn't even supposed to wear the green and white? "I was supposed to transfer sa UST nung high school," he recalled. "Pero napag-usapan naming family na since si kuya, nasa Zobel na nung time na yun, mas okay sigurong Zobel na lang din ako para magkasama kami." Aljun was referring to older brother Aleck who was also his teammate for three years with the Jr. Archers. If not for Aleck, however, Aljun would have suited up for University of Sto. Tomas High School where good friend Renzo Subido had already committed to play for college. After all, it was Subido, and dad Henry, who had convinced the Melecios to move to Manila from Bukidnon. "The reason talaga why we took the risk to come here was because of Coach Henry," Aljun shared, looking back at the time when all of them were repping Lourdes School of Mandaluyong. "They invited us to play basketball in Manila kaya malaki ang utang na loob namin sa Subido family." While Coach Henry and Renzo have been always there to lend a helping hand, that did not necessarily make the transition any easier - especially for a 10-year-old kid who was born and bred in Valencia City. "Grabe yung sacrifice na ginawa namin just for me to have more opportunities in life. That was a big adjustment not just for me, but also for my parents," Melecio said. He then continued, "Dumating yung time na ayoko nang bumalik sa Manila kasi na-homesick ako. Looking back now, normal lang naman siguro yun, lalong-lalo na bata pa ako." BREAKTHROUGH Make no mistake about it, looking back now, Aljun Melecio has no regrets. As he put it, "It was all worth it." Of course, he also had lady luck smile on him somewhat as, yet again following the footsteps of Subido, he transferred from Lourdes to DLSZ. And there, he found yet another mentor willing to believe in him. "Sina Coach Boris [Aldeguer], pagdating ko sa Zobel, they invited me to join yung practice ng Team A. Nagulat ako na kaya ko naman pala so doon na nag-start yung confidence ko," he said. Indeed, Melecio did not let Coach Boris down as in his first year, he proved to be a building block in their rebuild. While the boys from Alabang eventually ended outside the playoff picture, he had made more than enough noise to get the attention of the Philippine national youth team. There, DLSZ's top gun got his first taste of wearing the flag as part of the Batang Gilas training pool. "Masayang-masaya ako nun na makasama sa practice team dahil dream ko talaga maging part nun," he narrated. "May jersey lang and makasali lang ako sa practice, masayang-masaya ako." There, Melecio showcased his skills alongside other promising prospects such as Nieto twins Mike and Matt as well as Jolo Mendoza of Ateneo, Renzo Navarro of San Sebastian College-Recoletos, and Jollo Go of Hope Christian High School. And there, yet again, he knew full well he had to prove himself. During training itself, the new kid on the block believed he was doing so. At the same time, however, he had to come face-to-face with another beast altogether - how to get to practice in the first place. As it turned out, the then-13-year-old had to commute from south to north each and every time he participated in Batang Gilas training. How did his trips go? "From Alabang, mag-tricycle ako to [Alabang] Town [Center] then jeep going to Starmall [Alabang]. After nun, bus to Magallanes, MRT, then LRT, tapos jeep ulit," he shared. He then continued, "So papunta pa lang to Moro, pagod na ako. Then after practice, mag-commute na naman pauwi." Fortunately for him, there were also kind hearts like the Nieto twins who took him to the LRT station in Katipunan or Evan Nelle whom he rode with going back south. Still, around 33km and about an hour separated DLSZ in the south and Ateneo's Moro Lorenzo Sports Center in the north - indeed, that was some sort of workout already. BREAKDOWN In the long run, that was, unfortunately, much too much for young Aljun Melecio. While wearing the flag would have meant much, he also felt circumstances, such as that hell of a commute that cost him PHP 200 for a one-way trip, held him back from giving his all. Instead, Melecio felt he could do much more if he just rechanneled his energy to DLSZ. "After ilang weeks na ginagawa ko yung routine na yun, I started asking myself kung paano maayos yung priorities ko. Pinakiramdaman ko kung saan ako mag-iimprove so I talked to Coach Boris," he said. He the continued, "And I decided na mag-all in sa Zobel." All in for the Jr. Archers, he did, and boy, did it prove to be the right call. He was just getting started in UAAP 76, slowly but surely getting a grasp of both his capabilities and confidence as he helped the green and white barge back into the Final Four. Then in Season 77, it all clicked as he shot the green and white to the second rung of the stepladder all while putting up per game counts of 16.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 2.3 steals. Without a doubt, he willed his way into the Mythical Team that included the Nieto twins, his batchmates in Batang Gilas. The following year, with averages of 22.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.3 steals, he carried DLSZ all the way to the Finals where they stole one game from eventual champion Nazareth School of National University. And oh, he was the unanimous MVP of Season 78, besting the likes of future Gilas Pilipinas pool members Justine Baltazar and Gomez de Liano brothers Javi and Juan. Even then, though, he wouldn't call himself the best of the best. "I didn't think na I belonged kasi never kong gustong isipin na ganun ako," he said. He then continued, "Ang alam ko lang, I worked extra hard, I had extra motivation to play. Thankfully, coach Boris supported my decision and dahil dun, na-boost yung confidence ko." BREAK FREE From there, Aljun Melecio did nothing but go onto greater and greater heights in La Salle's Srs. squad. Never tell him he has accomplished anything, though, as he would be the first to tell you that you're wrong. Up until now, he feels that he is yet to prove himself. He hopes to prove that he has what it takes to be behind the wheel for the Green Archers' new era. He hopes to prove that he could bounce back following the worst statistical season for him. And he hopes to prove that he has every right to be mentioned in the same breath as his one-time teammates in the Batang Gilas pool and his batchmates who are now part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool. "Lahat naman, ginagawa kong motivation," he said. "May it be positive or negative, we all have our timing so I'm just being patient para sa kung anuman ang ibibigay na chance sa akin." If and when that next shot at wearing the flag comes along, Melecio only vows to do what he has never stopped doing. Asked about getting a golden opportunity at the Gilas pool, he answered, "That's still a dream for me. I know I still have a lot to prove." He then continued, "But I will give my all if given the chance to represent. I always do." If and when that time comes, there would be no more 33km distance, one-hour travel time, or PHP 200 cost. Still, Aljun Melecio would work just as hard - if not more - as he did when he once had to commute south to north just to get to practice. Don't forget, proving himself is already second nature to him. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

Bolick eager to get ball rolling

NorthPort sophomore Robert Bolick is determined to come out of injury and rejoin the Batang Pier once PBA teams are cleared to hold their small group training sessions......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2020