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Caduyac, Nzeusseu power LPU past Letran

Raymar Caduyac poured 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter as Lyceum of the Philippines came back from 13 points down to beat Letran, 101-96, Friday in the 2019 FilOil Flying V Preseason Tournament. The Pirates recovered from a shaky first half to remain unbeaten in three games in Group B while handing the Knights first loss in four games. Caduyac provided the much-needed offensive firepower in the pivotal stretch of the fourth frame but it was Mike Nzeusseu who dropped the hammer with a one-handed and one slam with nine ticks left to wrap the win. “We beat ourselves in the first half,” said Pirates coach Topex Robinson. “Nabulaga kami with a very good first half from Letran.” Nzeusseu led LPU with 20 points and 10 rebounds, Jaycee Marcelino had 18 points, four boards and two steals while Jayson David contributed 11 markers for the Pirates. Letran saw its winning run snapped for a 3-1 card despite  the 30-point explosion of Allen Mina. Fran Yu got 15 points, five rebounds and three assists while Tommy Olivario had 10. In other results, De La Salle University weathered Centro Escolar University’s upset scare, 71-67, for a 3-1 win-loss record in Group A while San Sebastinan College beat University of the Philippines, 73-64. Encho Serrano led the Green Archers with 18 points while Justin Baltazar finished with a double-double with 14 markers and 10 boards. Aljun Melecio chipped in with 11 points for the Taft-based squad. The Scorpions cut DLSU’s lead to 69-67 with just a minute left off a Jan Formento triple. The Green Archers came up empty in the next possession but Formento missed his triple before Serrano drilled a layup to secure the win. Formento scored 22 for CEU, which slid to 2-1 mark. RK Ilagan posted 18 points while Allyn Bulanadi finished with 16 for the Stags. Ricci Rivero scored 19 points, Jun Manzo got 12 while reigning UAAP MVP Bright Akhuetie had 11 markers in a lost cause for the Maroons.   Meanwhile, College of St. Benilde defeated Jose Rizal University, 79-56. Yankie Hanruna caught fire as he steered the Blazers to its first win in  three outing, scoring 19 points in 7-of-10 field goal shooting to go with five rebounds. Justin Gutang and James Pasturan added nine markers each as CSB dictated the tempo of the game early with a backbreaking 18-4 first quarter blitz. The Bombers were no match to the guns of the Blazers as they dropped to 0-2 mark in Group B. MJ dela Virgen scored 11 points while freshman Marwin Dionisio posted 11 for JRU.   Box scores: First game: ST. BENILDE (79) -- Haruna 19, Pasturan 9, Gutang 9, Naboa 8, Pangalangan 7, Belgica 6, Dixon 5, Young 3, Flores 3, Carlos 2, Nayve 2, Leutcheu 2, Lim 2, Javillonar 2, Lepalam 0. JRU (56) -- Dela Virgen 11, Dionisio 11, Delos Santos 10, Estrella 6, Arenal 5, Miranda 5, Jungco 2, Aguila 2, Vasquez 2, Bordon 2, Amores 0, Steinl 0, Padua 0. Quarters: 18-4, 34-23, 55-46, 79-56.   Second game: LYCEUM (101) -- Nzeusseu 20, Caduyac 18, Jc. Marcelino 18, David 11, Navarro 8, Tansingco 7, Ibanez 6, Jv. Marcelino 5, Valdez 4, Guinto 2, Santos 2, Laurente 0, Remulla 0. LETRAN (96) -- Mina 30, Yu 15, Olivario 10, Balagasay 9, Sangalang 8, Pambid 7, Reyson 7, Guarino 4, Ular 4, Muyang 1, Caralipio 0, Gallano 0. Quarters: 25-26, 48-58, 71-68, 101-96.   Third Game: DLSU (71) -- Serrano 18, Baltazar 14, Melecio 11, Caracut 9, Manuel 4, David 4, Capacio 4, Cu 2, Bates 2, Bartlett 2, Manaytay 1, Lim 0, Lojera 0, Escandor 0. CEU (67) -- Formento 22, Diouf 13, Chan 10, Fuentes 10, Lisbo 4, Uri 3, Rojas 3, Sunga 2, Caballero 0, Diaz 0, Bernabe 0. Quarters: 11-13, 26-28, 47-48, 71-67.   Fourth Game: SSC-R (73) -- Ilagan 18, Bulanadi 16, Sumoda 13, Calabat 8, Bonleon 6, Dela Cruz 4, Villapando 3, Altamirano 3, Calma 2, Desoyo 0, Loristo 0, Suico 0, Baclay 0, Tero 0, Isidro 0, Are 0. UP (64) -- Rivero 19, Manzo 12, Akhuetie 11, Gomez de Liano, Ju. 8, Murrell 6, Prado 4, Jaboneta 2, Gozum 2, Spencer 0, Tungcab 0, Gob 0. Quarters: 19-13, 37-31, 56-52, 73-64......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnMay 17th, 2019

Letran solves LPU puzzle, sets up NCAA 95 Finals date with San Beda

Turns out, an older Fran Yu and a healthy Jerrick Balanza were all Colegio de San Juan de Letran needed to get the Lyceum of the Philippines University monkey of its back in the stepladder playoffs of the NCAA 95 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Yu razzled and dazzled in the face of pressure while Balanza came up big in the endgame as the third-seeded Knights charged right through the second-seeded Pirates for a hardfought 92-88 win, Friday at Cuneta Astrodome. Yu and Balanza conspired with Larry Muyang in the 15-2 spurt in the middle of the final frame that erased a one-point deficit and erected an 84-72 advantage. "I'll give this one to my veterans. They never gave up so it was all about determination," head coach Bonnie Tan said post-game. In that pivotal push, the graduating guard was hitting his patented midrange jumpers while the bruising big man was making good on his trademark inside baskets. It was their second-year point guard, though, who was running the show and turned in three of his 20 points and two of his six assists in that five-minute span. LPU still tried to mount a rally from there and even neared to just 87-90 with 24 ticks to go on the clock, but Muyang and Bonbon Batiller turned them back once and for all. Without a doubt, Balanza made the most out of his time on the floor as he missed Letran’s semifinals defeat to the Pirates a year ago due to a brain injury. Yu played in that sorry loss, but fell short in stepping up in  place of starter JP Calvo who incurred a leg injury in the game. That was not happening in this one as he proved capable and confident at the head of the Knights’ charge while also adding five rebounds under his belt. Muyang then pounded in 19 points and nine rebounds while Balanza poured in 11 markers and three boards. Batiller contributed 13 points, six rebounds, and six assists of his own as Letran made its way back into the Finals for the first time since its championship in 2015. "I want to give them something na 'di siguro nabigay the past few years. Siyempre, we're looking forward sa next level na laro," coach Bonnie said. There, they will faceoff with age-old rival San Beda University which is seeking another four-peat. Game 1 of the best-of-three championship round tips off on Tuesday at MOA Arena. For the Pirates, Jaycee Marcelino gave his all with 26 points, three rebounds, and three assists while Mike Nzeusseu posted a 19-marker, 15-board double-double. Falling victim to Letran's balanced attack, however, they finish out of the Finals for the first time in two years. BOX SCORES LETRAN 92 - Yu 20, Muyang 19, Batiller 13, Balanza 11, Reyson 6, Mina 5, Sangalang 5, Balagasay 4, Ular 4, Caralipio 2, Javillonar 2, Ambohot 1, Olivario 0. LPU 88 - Jc. Marcelino 26, Nzeusseu 19, David 11, Caduyac 5, Jv. Marcelino 5, Navarro 5, Tansingco 4, Ibanez 4, Remulla 4, Santos 3, Guinto 2, Valdez 0. QUARTER SCORES: 20-26, 44-40, 67-66, 92-88. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 8th, 2019

NCAA 95: Marcelino-led LPU cuts Letran down to size anew

Lyceum of the Philippines University has the number of Colegio de San Juan de Letran thus far in the NCAA 95 Men’s Basketball Tournament as the former has now swept the latter in the elimination round. Marcelino twins Jaycee and Jayvee propelled the Pirates anew and the Knights just couldn’t keep up, 97-90, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Jaycee soldiered on even after being ill the past five says and still scored 25 points, all but five in the second half, on top of three rebounds and two assists while twin Jayvee had his own two markers, three dimes, three steals, and two boards. "Yesterday lang siya bumalik (sa practice). He just played his heart out today," a beaming head coach Topex Robinson said post-game. Reymar Caduyac was also there, scoring six of LPU’s last nine points as they strengthened their stranglehold on solo second now at 10-3. With the two teams tied at 75-all in the last seven minutes, JCM scored six points in an 8-2 spurt that sent them ahead, 83-77. Larry Muyang still kept Letran coming and they were only down by three, 85-88, with 2:24 left only to see Caduyac take charge and seal the deal in their fourth win in a row. In the end, Caduyac scored 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals while Mike Nzeusseu also added 16 markers, nine boards, and two dimes as the Pirates repeated their season opener where they also took down the Knights. "It's not about Letran, but it's how we play as a team. These men played their hearts out," coach Topex said. For the Knights, Muyang pounded in 16 points, four rebounds, and three blocks while rookie Kurt Reyson also turned in a career-best 20 points. All of those were all for naught, though, as they dropped to 9-5. BOX SCORES LPU 97 - Jc. Marcelino 25, Caduyac 20, Nzeusseu 16, Ibanez 12, David 11, Tansingco 4, Pretta 3, Jv. Marcelino 2, Valdez 2, Guinto 2, Santos 0, Navarro 0. LETRAN 90 - Reyson 20, Muyang 16, Ular 14, Caralipio 8, Batiller 7, Ambohot 7, Balanza 6, Olivario 4, Javillonar 4, Mina 3, Yu 1, Pambid 0. QUARTER SCORES: 23-20, 40-44, 71-66, 97-90. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 27th, 2019

Four of coach Frankie s NCAA First 5 comes straight from San Beda

Frankie Lim has been calling the shots for University of Perpetual Help from 2018 to present. Before this, the fiery mentor was at the helm of San Beda University from 2007 to 2011. Through all of that, he has had a hand in the discovery and the development of young talent for his teams as well as the game planning for the opposing rising stars. Among all of those, who are the best of the best for him? Here is Frankie Lim's NCAA First 5, as he told ABS-CBN Sports: ROBERT BOLICK Coach Frankie was no longer in San Beda when Robert Bolick became "Big Shot Bolick." Where he was instead was at the other end, doing his best to push Perpetual into getting the better of the 6-foot-1 playmaker. In his three games going up against Bolick, Coach Frankie and his boys fell short - and that only made the latter all the more impressed with the former. GARVO LANETE Before Bolick was doing what he was doing, Lanete set the standard on what San Beda should get from its lead guard. A fearless gunner forever willing to put the Red Lions on his back, the 6-foot-2 scorer was right up there with the likes of Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas as the best backcourt players in college. Lanete had an edge over those two, though, as he was a key cog in four championships for the red and white. MIKE NZEUSSEU Nzeusseu is not the foreign student-athlete we're used to watching. Yes, he could back down on opponents, but he was at his best either facing up and forcing his quickness on defenders or finishing setups from the likes of CJ Perez and the Marcelino twins. Coach Frankie knows a thing or two about paint presences, but he is also a big fan of more well-rounded big men. SUDAN DANIEL Daniel had an unenviable task of following Sam Ekwe, you know, the Nigerian who won MVP and Rookie of the Year in the same season. Without a doubt, though, "Superman" lived up to his lofty billing, making sure San Beda remained the team-to-beat even in the face of San Sebastian College-Recoletos' Pinatubo Trio as well as Alas and Raymond Almazan-led Colegio de San Juan de Letran. In an MVP campaign in 2010, Daniel stood as the pillar for the Red Lions' 18-0 romp through the tournament and wound up with something not even Ekwe had - a season sweep. OLA ADEOGUN At the peak of his powers, Adeogun was, simply put, scary. An unbelievable hybrid of Ekwe's power and Daniel's agility, the Nigerian saw to it that there was no let up for San Beda even after they had moved on from their two foreign student-athletes who won MVP. Adeogun did not win the top individual player himself and yet, he won the hearts of the San Beda faithful thanks to the attitude he brought to the Red Lions. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2020

SUPER SHOWDOWN: 13 season sweep vs 20 perfect run of Bullpups

Not only has Nazareth School of National University gone undefeated through the tournament in UAAP Boys Basketball, it has actually done it twice in the last seven years. The Bullpups did it in 2013 as Jeff Napa guided and Hubert Cani led them in warding off all oncomers and winding up 16-0. Seven years later, head coach Goldwin Monteverde's well-oiled machine stamped its class on all its opponents en route to an unbeaten title defense. With that, the Sampaloc-based school can now boast of having, arguably, two of the top teams in high school history. Head-to-head, though, which squad's season sweep was more impressive? That, that is exactly what we will delve into in ABS-CBN Sports' Super Showdown. In grading the greatness of each team's perfect run, we will be judging them in five categories (frontcourt, backcourt, coaching, depth, and level of competition) with a boxing-style 10-point must system determining the decision. FRONTCOURT Carl Tamayo is the best big man to come out of high school in recent history. The 6-foot-7 modern big man's averages of 11.6 points and 9.3 rebounds in the elimination round were ho-hum, but he unleashed his true self in the Finals where the posted a per game double-double of 19 markers and 18 boards. Put 6-foot-8 Kevin Quiambao and his norms of 12.3 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.4 blocks beside that and the '20 National U team had two of the most talented towers in all of the Jrs. division. Coach Jeff, a well-renowned big man whisperer, has his bigs prepared to the utmost in each and every game, but '13 Bullpups' JP Cauilan, Mark Dyke, and Kins Go are just no match for the power and potential of the Tamayo-Quiambao pairing. That gap more than made up for the inexperience of '20 National U's wings in Harold Alarcon, Reyland Torres, and Nat Tulabut when matched up opposite the battle-tested wiles of Enzo Battad and Chino Mosqueda from the '13 Bullpups. Advantage '20 Bullpups, 10-8 BACKCOURT Cani, without a doubt, underwhelmed in his college career, but there was always a reason why several squads were interested in him coming out of high school. Simply put, he was a true-blue-chip recruit and his 24.5-point, 7.0-assist, 4.0-rebound, and 2.0-steal averages when it mattered most made him nothing but worthy as Finals MVP. Make no mistake, Terrence Fortea and Gerry Abadiano are true-blue-chip recruits in their own right, but the '13 version of Cani was just on another level - a big guard who can make plays as well as take matters into his own hands. Backstop him with steady Philip Manalang and '13 National U trumps the '20 Bullpups guard rotation of Fortea, Abadiano, Ernest Felicilda, and Steve Nash Enriquez. Advantage '13 Bullpups, 10-9 COACHING Both Coach Jeff and Coach Gold are undisputed master-builders in high school. Napa transformed National U from a once-league doormat into a dynasty while Monteverde has been a winner anywhere and everywhere, be it Chiang Kai Shek College or Adamson High School or with the Bullpups. Coach Jeff's trademark has long been mining raw big men and molding them into forces while Coach Gold has always had total team effort as his signature. Considering the lineups of the two teams, though, it was Napa who got the most out of his players. Cani was the '13 Bullpups one and only shining star, but Coach Jeff had perfect roles for do-it-all Cauilan, monster rebounder Dyke, and two-way swingman Mosqueda. On the other hand, Coach Gold had tantalizing talents in Abadiano, Fortea, Quiambao, and Tamayo, among others, and then made them all work in a system. And so, the slight edge here goes to Napa who turned scraps into a machine - but still, it should never be disregarded how masterful it was that Monteverde let his constellation of stars shine bright in their own ways. Advantage '13 Bullpups, 10-9 DEPTH There is no debate that the National U of '20 will blow the '13 Bullpups out of the water in terms of total talent. The National U of '20 had Tamayo and Fortea coming off the bench for crying out loud all while Quiambao and Abadiano made sure they started strong. Even more, the likes of Alarcon, Torres, and Felicilda never got headlines and highlights, but were actually the grease that made sure the juggernaut was running as well as it should. In comparison, the '13 Bullpups, more often than not, went eight-deep with Cani flanked by Battad, Cauilan, Dyke, Go, Manalang, Mosqueda, and John Rey Lapiz. Man-for-man, the National U of '20 was just fully loaded as promising prospects Enriquez, Kenji Duremdes, and Echo Laure are only just waiting for their turn at the controls. Advantage '20 Bullpups, 10-8 LEVEL OF COMPETITION The '20 National U won by an average of 25.8 points and only had three single-digit wins through the tournament. The '13 Bullpups, meanwhile, won by an average of 12.5 points and had 10 single-digit wins through the tournament. That alone doesn't tell the full story, though. The '13 Bullpups' road to a season sweep was actually rockier as it featured matchups with Ateneo de Manila University with Aaron Black, Jolo Mendoza, Thirdy Ravena, and Nieto twins Mike and Matt; Far Eastern University-Diliman with Brandrey Bienes, Wendell Comboy, Richard Escoto, Christian Fajarito, Marvin Lee, and Domingo twins JJ and JS; De La Salle Zobel with QJ Banzon, Aljun Melecio, Brent Paraiso, and Renzo Subido; and even Diego Dario and Joe Gomez de Liano's the University of the Philippines Integrated School and Raymar Caduyac's University of the East. And yet, they were able to take care of Thirdy's Blue Eaglets by an average margin of victory of 12.5 points in the Finals. That was the same average margin of victory for '20 National U opposite FEU-Diliman which went to war led by Cholo Anonuevo, Jorick Bautista, and Penny Estacio. While Anonuevo, Bautista, and Estacio are tantalizing talents, they are only coming into their own and far from the player that Season MVP Thirdy was for Ateneo. No doubt, talent was all over the league even past those '20 Finalists in the form of Adamson High School with Season MVP Jake Figueroa and Matty Erolon; Ateneo's Josh Lazaro, Lebron Lopez, and Forthky Padrigao; University of Sto. Tomas' Jacob Cortez and Bismarck Lina; and UPIS' Sean Torculas, Jordi GDL, and Ray Allen Torres. In all, however, the level of competition in 2013 was higher as '20 National U didn't face a team as talented as Thirdy's Blue Eaglets or a more complete team than the Baby Tams. Advantage '13 Bullpups, 10-8 FINAL SCORE, a draw at 46-46.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 24th, 2020

NCAA 95: Junior Pirates remain on the right track in semis bid

Lyceum of the Philippines University beat Jose Rizal University, 70-69, on Friday to fuel its drive for a semifinals seat in the NCAA Season 95 juniors basketball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.      John Barba led the Junior Pirates with 19 points, Gyle Montano had 17 while McClaude Guadania posted 14 points as LPU improved to 11-6 win-loss slate at solo second spot behind semis-bound San Beda University (16-1). The Light Bombers fell to 8-8 mark. Condrad Famaranco registered 15 points, Jan Sy got 13 while Gholam Garcia and Mark Joson had 10 markers each for JRU. Meanwhile, Yuki Kawamura waxed-hot in the first quarter to power University of Perpetual Help to an 81-77 win over Letran. Kawamura accounted for half of the Junior Altas’ 28 points in the opening period that gave Perpetual enough cushion to keep the Squires at bay for a 6-10 slate. Kawamura scored 20 points to lead the Junior Altas while Angelo Gelsano and John Escalante had 16 and 15 markers, respectively. Ed Galoy added 11 points for Perpetual. Letran dropped to 7-10 card. Andrei Romenez scored 15, Charles Saure had 12 while Joshua Ramirez and Shawn Umali posted 11 markers each in a lost cause for the Squires.   The Scores: First Game: PERPETUAL (81) -- Kawamura 20, Gelsano 16, Escalante 15, Galoy 11, Cuevas 9, Orgo 7, Nunez 2, Ignacio 1, Banaticla 0, Angeles 0, Manuel 0, Balazuela 0. LETRAN (77) -- Romenez 15, Saure 12, Umali 11, Ramirez 11, Santiago 9, Tibayan 7, Cabal 7, Tolentino 3, Omega 2, Argente 0, Delas Alas 0, Lim 0. Quarters: 28-17, 41-37, 60-59, 81-77.   Second Game: LYCEUM (70) -- Barba 19, Montano 17, Guadana 14, Omandac 9, Garing 4, Panganiban 4, Garro 3, Caduyac 0, Dejelo 0, Dumon 0, Caringal 0, Ragasa 0. JRU (69) -- Famaranco 15, J. Sy 13, Garcia 10, Joson 10, Icban 7, Medina 4, Ganut 3, W. Sy 3, Gentalan 2, Fortuna 2. Quarters: 21-14, 38-36, 55-52, 70-69......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2019

SUPER SHOWDOWN: La Salle s Justine Baltazar v Letran s Larry Muyang

Almost two decades ago, the power of Pinatubo was felt all over the Philippines. Now in 2019, two towers from Pampanga are making their presence felt in the premiere collegiate leagues of the country. De La Salle University's Justine Baltazar and Colegio de San Juan de Letran's Larry Muyang are the undisputed best local big men in the UAAP and in the NCAA, respectively. Baltazar has done a stand up job replacing Cameroonian MVP Ben Mbala while Muyang has made sure the Knights are no longer pushovers in the paint. So what happens when an irresistible force like Baltazar collides with an immovable object like Muyang? That's what we're here to find out in the second edition of the Super Showdown as we pit Philippine collegiate basketball's top Filipino centers against one another - judging them in five categories (post scoring, perimeter scoring, rebounding, defense, and playmaking) with a boxing-style 10-point must system determining the decision. POST SCORING These two learned from one of the best in the business in so-called big man whisperer Jeff Napa. Napa discovered and then developed Baltazar in Nazareth-NU and then harnessed the potential of Muyang in Letran. When it all boils down to it, though, Muyang's bulk is just perfect for the back to the basket game and he has honed his skills so much that even the likes of Cameroonians Donald Tankoua and Mike Nzeusseu have a tough time bodying him up. Baltazar is no slouch posting up, make no mistake, but his lankier frame is also not that much of a problem for bigger defenders such as Nigerian Bright Akhuetie or Senegalese Alex Diakhite. Letan's big boy has a big body in need of big sustenance - and it just so happens that he can do just that by feasting inside the paint. Advantage, Muyang, 10-9 PERIMETER SCORING Put simply, Baltazar is a threat from outside while Muyang is not - not yet, at the very least. La Salle's versatile center has the touch to take and make shots from long-range as well as mid-range. In fact, he already has five triples to his name in eight games in the season. On the other hand, Letran calls for its hulking center to make a living down low and, as such, he has not had that many chances to show off his shooting. More than that, Baltazar is the prototype for the modern big man - a tall, long-limbed, and agile giant who needs to be defended even when he's standing behind the arc. Advantage, Baltazar, 10-9 REBOUNDING Baltazar just had for himself a 25-point, 25-rebound double-double. In terms of cleaning up the glass in the UAAP, nobody is better aside from the foreign student-athletes, with his norms of 12.5 rebounds the fourth-best in all of the league. Muyang inhales his fair share of rebounds, but also lags behind in terms of cleaning up his teammates' misses. Of course, the simple explanation is that La Salle just has the more athletic big man compared of Letran's more ground-bound behemoth. Advantage, Baltazar, 10-9 DEFENSE Rim protection has always been Baltazar's elite skill - even when he was just a raw prospect as a Bullpup. Now, he has blossomed into a menace patrolling the paint and his mere presence can alter shots, if not swat them away all the way. And because he is more ground-bound, Muyang was never one to host a block party, but he more than holds his own inside thanks to his bulk. Bottom line, though, La Salle can actually boast of having the more well-rounded two-way player. Advantage, Baltazar, 10-9 PLAYMAKING Muyang is such a force down low that he attracts double and triple-teams. As such, he always has a golden opportunity to make plays for his teammates and, more often than not, makes the right plays. After all, it wasn't that long ago that Muyang, along with Jeo Ambohot, Christian Fajarito, and Bong Quinto, all clogged the paint, but still had many, many assists to share among them. This is then the department where Baltazar has the biggest room for improvement as he only has a total of eight assists in the season. Advantage, Muyang 10-9 FINAL SCORE, 48-47 for La Salle's Justine Baltazar.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 10th, 2019

NCAA 95: San Sebastian s furious fightback from 19 points down frustrates LPU

An unlikely hero came up big for San Sebastian College-Recoletos, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre, as it battled back from 19 points down before breaking the heart Lyceum of the Philippines University, 73-71, for its biggest win in the NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament. Rookie Rommel Calahat hit the inside basket that proved to be the difference between the two teams and also hauled in the steal at the other end that cemented the comeback that improves the Golden Stags' standing to 9-6. "First of all, glory to God. Pangit yung start namin, but the boys showed character," head coach Egay Macaraya said post-game. With the rally, Baste put more separation between it and both fifth-running and 7-8 College of St. Benilde and Mapua University. "Malaking bagay ito sa amin dahil we are fighting for our lives," he said. At the same time, San Sebastian made sure the second-seed - as well as the twice-to-beat advantage it entails - remains up for grabs as a Pirate win would have locked that down for them. Calahat made the big plays in the endgame, but he wouldn't have had the chance to do so if not for Allyn Bulanadi who fronted their fightback and totaled 28 points, seven rebounds, and two assists. It was also Bulanadi who made the no-look inbound pass past an unaware Mike Nzeusseu to their unlikely hero for the game-winner with 21.6 ticks to go on the clock. "Nakita ko kasi, yung attention nila, na kay RK [Ilagan] at Capo [Alvin Capobres] so nag-eye-to-eye contact kami (ni Calahat) na parang sinabihan ko siyang gawan niya ng paraan," the lefty forward said. LPU still had time to tie the tally, or even win the game outright, but JM Calma stood strong in the face of Reymar Caduyac's drive and the former forced the latter into losing the ball. Calahat was at the right place at the right time again and claimed possession for his side and, not long after, they were celebrating back-to-back wins that are nothing but a big boost for their playoff push. In the end, he had seven points and eight rebounds while RK Ilagan had 11 markers of his own. Jaycee Marcelino showed the way for LPU with 21 points and six rebounds while Nzeusseu posted a 16-marker, 12-rebound double-double. Failing to quell the Golden Stags' uprising, though, they fell to 12-4 and have been forced to wait until next game to clinch the second-seed. BOX SCORES SAN SEBASTIAN 73 - Bulanadi 28, Ilagan 11, Capobres 9, Calma 7, Villapando 7, Calahat 7, Tero 2, Loristo 2, Sumoda 0, Desoyo 0, Altamirano 0, Isidro 0. LPU 71 - Jc. Marcelino 21, Nzeusseu 16, Santos 9, Caduyac 7, Jv. Marcelino 5, Tansingco 5, Ibanez 3, Navarro 3, Valdez 2, David 0, Yong 0, Pretta 0, Guinto 0. QUARTER SCORES: 11-26, 33-43, 50-53, 73-71. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 8th, 2019

San Beda takes LPU’s best shot, still takes seventh straight win in NCAA 95

San Beda University continued to have all the answers for modern-day rival Lyceum of the Philippines University for a convincing 88-73 victory in the two team’s first meeting in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. The now-vacated places of Robert Bolick and Javee Mocon were simply filled by Evan Nelle and James Canlas as the Red Lions remained unscathed through seven games in their title defense. Well aware of all LPU had up its sleeve, San Beda was in complete command for majority of the matchup. "Unang-una, nagpapasalamat ako sa players ko for all the sacrifices they have had the past few days preparing for LPU," a more than satisfied head coach Boyet Fernandez said post-game. Of course, the Pirates kept coming and were within six, 64-70, inside the last seven minutes. In the next four minutes, however, Nelle sparked a 14-0 charge that re-increased the Red Lion edge to 84-64. The red and white would not be threatened the rest of the way as they re-asserted their mastery over the LPU crew they had downed in the Finals of the last two years. Nelle wound up with 14 points, all but five coming in the final frame, to go along with seven rebounds and four assists while "Bandana Bro" Canlas also added nine markers, four boards, and three dimes. Topping the scoring column for the defending champions was Calvin Oftana who posted a 20-point, 12-rebound double-double while Cameroonian bruiser Donald Tankoua had 19 markers and six boards of his own. Even after taking down another playoff hopeful, however, San Beda is well aware is has a long way to go. "Hopefully, we won't stop here. it's only one game and we have so many to go," coach Boyet said. On the other hand, the Pirates were sank for just the second time in eight games. Mike Nzeusseu, their powerhouse from Cameroon, paced them with 18 points and nine rebounds and he was backstopped by Jaycee Marcelino who had 13 markers, five assists, three steals, and two boards. BOX SCORES SAN BEDA 88 - Oftana 20, Tankoua 19, Doliguez 15, Nelle 14, Canlas 9, Bahio 8, Abuda 3, Etrata 0, Soberano 0, Cuntapay 0, Alfaro 0, Carino LPU 73 - Nzeusseu 18, Marcelino JC 13, David 10, Marcelino JV 8, Santos 6, Ibanez 5, Navarro 4, Pretta 3, Caduyac 2, Tansingco 2, Valdez 2, Guinto 0 QUARTER SCORES: 29-17, 44-36, 61-58, 88-73 —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2019

Nzeusseu lifts Pirates past Altas

Cameroonian Mike Nzeusseu hit the game-winning basket with a fraction of a second to go as Lyceum of the Philippines escaped with an 87-85 victory over Perpetual Help yesterday to jump to joint third with Letran in the 95th NCAA basketball tournament at the Flying V Centre in San Juan City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2019

Pirates challenge to rest of NCAA 95: Catch us if you can

Lyceum of the Philippines University, even without CJ Perez and MJ Ayaay, looked like the running and gunning Pirates of old at the start of the NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament. Trailing fellow contender Colegio de San Juan de Letran late in their season-opener last Sunday, the Pirates unleashed the Marcelino twins, Jaycee and Jayvee. And, as always, that fast and furious backcourt did damage on both ends. For them, they were only answering the call of head coach Topex Robinson. "Sabi kasi sa amin ni coach, tayo na pinakamaliit so kailangang magdoble-effort para makuha yung panalo," Jayvee said. Jaycee only shared the same sentiment. "Paulit-ulit talaga naming sinasabi sa sarili namin na wag tayo susuko. Malaki sila so kailangan, mag-step up kaming lahat," he said. Indeed, coach Topex, a defensive-stopper himself in his playing days, has one and only one challenge for his wards - prove that height is not might. "Sabi ko sa kanila coming into the game, we have two choices, it's either we lose by just being the smallest team or we win by being the smallest team. The choice is ours," he shared. He then continued, "We might be the smallest, but what we also have is the quickest team in the league right now. We're focusing all our energy on being the smallest, but quickest team in the league and we're hoping the other teams won't catch up on our quickness." Of course, facing off against the big, bad Knights - with 6-foot-7 Larry Muyang, 6-foot-6 Paolo Javillonar, 6-foot-5 Jeo Ambohot, 6-foot-5 Christian Balagasay, and 6-foot-4 Ato Ular - will pose a problem for just about anybody. That was even more so for LPU, however, as in their showdown, their tallest players were Jayson David and Rhanzelle Yong, both standing at 6-foot-4. It didn't help either that 6-foot-6 Cameroonian power Mike Nzeusseu was also out due to a hand injury. "Dun pa lang sa parade (nung opening ceremony), grabe na nakita namin e. Kami lang maliit kasi nga wala si Mike," Jaycee said. Still, all of that didn't matter as, in the end, victory went to the "smallest, but quickest" Pirates. And if all goes according to plan throughout the rest of the tournament, then there just may not be sinking them out of contention. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

Marcelino twins power Lyceum past Letran in NCAA Season 95 opener

MANILA, PhilippinesLyceum leaned on the Marcelino twins Jaycee and Jayvee to edge Letran, 84-80, at the start of the NCAA Season 95 mens basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. Jaycee led.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 7th, 2019

Balanced FEU sinks LPU for first time in Filoil Preseason

Far Eastern University rode a huge wave of team effort to drown Lyceum of the Philippines University in an 86-78 decision, Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Brandrey Bienes led three other teammates in double-digits with 14 points built on perfect 4-of-4 shooting from deep as the Tamaraws became the first team to put a blemish on the Pirates' record after four games in the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Tournament. Wendell Comboy, Alec Stockton, and Xyrus Torres all had 13 points of their own while new floor leader L-Jay Gonzales did it all with eight points, eight assists, and five rebounds. FEU charged to a strong start and built up a 28-13 lead after the opening salvo which they successfully protected in the face of repeated challenges by LPU. In the process, the Tamaraws scored their first win after back-to-back losses in the preseason tournament. For the Pirates, Jaycee Marcelino topped the scoring column with 17 points. Meanwhile, Colegio de San Juan de Letran bounced back with a 79-77 victory versus Emilio Aguinaldo College. Allen Mina topped the scoring column while Larry Muyang posted a 10-marker, 11-rebound double-double as the Knights improved to 4-1. With the loss, the Generals dropped to 1-2. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME FEU 86 -- Bienes 14, Comboy 13, Stockton 13, Torres 13, Gonzales 8, Ebona 8, Tchuente 6, Tuffin 4, Celzo 4, Nunag 3, Alforque 0, Casino 0, Dulatre 0. LYCEUM 78 -- Jc. Marcelino 17, Nzeusseu 14, Tansingco 13, Yong 9, Santos 8, Navarro 5, Baetiong 4, Jv. Marcelino 2, David 2, Ibanez 2, Laurente 2, Caduyac 0, Guinto 0, Remulla 0, Valdez 0. QUARTER SCORES: 28-13, 46-36, 71, 58, 86-78. SECOND GAME LETRAN 79 - Mina 17, Muyang 10, Caralipio 9, Olivario 8, Reyson 8, Balagasay 8, Ular 6, Pambid 6, Ambohot 4, Guarino 3, Sangalang 0, Banez 0, Gallano 0 EAC 77 - Mendoza 25, Luciano 14, Cadua 10, Maguliano 6, Taywan 5, De Guzman 5, Martin 5, Estacio 4, Dayrit 2, Carlos 1, Gurtiza 0, Padilla 0, Gonzales 0, Fuentes 0, Tampoc 0, Boffa 0 QUARTER SCORES: 26-16, 45-33, 58-54, 79-77 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 20th, 2019

Bucks rally past 76ers, Harden lifts Brooklyn

Los Angeles, United States—Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 10 of his 32 points in overtime to power the Milwaukee Bucks to a 109-105 victory over Philadelphia in an NBA Eastern Conference heavyweight clash Wednesday (Thursday Philippine time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 19th, 2021

De Lima is no Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar, the country which used to be called Burma, is in the international spotlight once again after the military establishment seized power anew from the ostensible civilian government in Yangon. That military takeover effectively derails the reforms Myanmar has been slowly assimilating through these past 10 years. As expected, the military takeover led to the […] The post De Lima is no Aung San Suu Kyi appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2021

Durant, Harden team up to power Nets past Magic

Los Angeles, United States---Kevin Durant scored a season-high 42 points as the James Harden-era began for the Brooklyn Nets with a triple double and a 122-115 NBA victory over the struggling Orlando Magic on Saturday (Sunday Philippine time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Angat Dam hits critical level

Continuous heavy rains in the past three days have pushed the water level in the Angat Dam to its critical level, the National Power Corp. announced yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 21st, 2020

Wright, Abueva power Phoenix past TNT, 92-89

Matthew Wright, not yet fully recovered from a sprained right ankle, scored the clutch points to power Phoenix Super LPG to a pulsating 92-89 victory over TNT Tropang Giga, yesterday, Sunday, November 22 at the Angeles University Foundation Sports Arena & Cultural Center Powered by Smart 5G......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Visayan Electric sends team to help restore power in Albay

In the past week, linemen from the Visayan Electric Co. have been working tirelessly to help restore power in the province of Albay, which bore the brunt of the strongest typhoon to hit the country this year. The strength of our spirit is multiplied when we work hand in hand. Together, we will help Albay […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

Parks erupts for TNT

Bobby Ray Parks Jr. had a grand debut in the PBA bubble last night, turning in a monster 40-11-5 game to power TNT Tropang Giga past Terrafirma, 112-101, and in the solo lead of the Philippine Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

Castro, Pogoy power TNT past Alaska Aces

Roger Pogoy torched the Alaska Aces from distance all game long until Jayson Castro provided the end-game heroics to power TNT Tropang Giga past the Alaska Aces, 100-95, to kick off the resumption of the Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup Sunday, October 11 at the Angeles University Foundation gym......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020