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Lassiter: There’s more left in us

San Miguel sniper Marcio Lassiter feels that with a healthier crew that’s more determined than ever, the Beermen will be back to their old deadly form in the next PBA Philippine Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarDec 27th, 2020

PBA: Alaska closes pocket tourney on high note

Vic Manuel muscled his way for the game-sealing lay-up in Alaska’s 81-79 victory over woeful San Miguel Beer in the Phoenix Super Basketball pocket tournament at the Upper Deck in Pasig City on Friday. The Aces forward found the bottom of the net with 17 seconds left to give Alaska an 81-78 cushion before hanging on to end the pre-season competition on a high note with two wins in three games. Robbie Herndon led Alaska with 19 points and eight rebounds, Rodney Brondial scored 14 markers and pulled down 11 boards while Manuel and Jvee Casio finished with 12 points each. The Beermen got a chance to salvage the game but Alex Cabagnot, who split his charities in the last 11 seconds, bricked his three-point attempt at the buzzer.    Cabagnot posted 22 points for winless SMB, which played without the services of injured June Mar Fajardo (shin) and Marcio Lassiter (nose).   Box scores: Alaska (81) –– Herndon 19, Brondial 14, Manuel 12, Casio 12, Ebona 10, Ayaay 8, Ahanmisi 2, Teng 2, Andrada 2, Racal 0, Galliguez 0, DiGregorio 0. San Miguel Beer (79) — Cabagnot 22, Tautuaa 12, Romeo 10, Ross 8, Zamar 8, Gamalinda 7, Ganuelas-Rosser 6, Santos 4, Pessumal 0, Alolino 0, Mamaril 0, Comboy 0, De Guzman 0. Quarter scores: 10-15, 33-37, 62-48, 81-79......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2020

PBA: Gin Kings end SMB’s grand slam bid

Justin Brownlee drilled a crucial go-ahead triple and made a late defensive stop as Barangay Ginebra denied San Miguel Beer a grand slam, 100-97, on Sunday in the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup at the Big Dome. Brownlee put the Gin Kings up, 96-95, off a trey with 2:38 left in the fourth and with Ginebra protecting a slim three-point lead, he swatted away Terrence Romeo’s potential game-tying three with 13.1 seconds left. The Gin Kings held on down the stretch as Chris Ross missed a long triple.   Ginebra will face in the best-of-five semifinals the winner between twice-to-beat and top seed NLEX and NorthPort in the other quarterfinals pairing. Brownlee fired 41 points off 15-of-25 field goal shooting  and grabbed 11 rebounds while filling up the stats sheet with two steals, three blocks and an assist in 46 minutes of play. Stanley Pringle got 24 points five assists and three rebounds while LA Tenorio got 12 makers for the Gin Kings. After Browlee's go-ahead triple, Pringle scored on a breakaway layup following a scramble with 2:11 left. SMB import John Holland sank two charities on the other end. After a Brownlee miss, Holland went  all the way in a 1-on-4 play but lost the handle on his way up. Pringle hit two foul shots for a 100-97 separation before Brownlee's defensive gem. June Mar Fajardo got 24 points and 18 boards while Holland scored 20 for the Beermen. Mo Tautuaa finished with 12 while Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter posted 11 and 10 markers, respectively, for SMB, which played without suspended players Arwind Santos, Kelly Nabong and Ronald Tubid following a fight in practice.          Box scores:  Ginebra (100) --- Brownlee 41, Pringle 24, Tenorio 12, Chan 6, Aguilar 6, Slaughter 5, Thompson 4, Dela Cruz 2, Devance 0. San Miguel (97) --- Fajardo 24, Holland 20, Tautuaa 12, Cabagnot 11, Lassiter 10, Romeo 8, Ross 7, Pessumal 3, Rosser 0. Quarterscores: 23-23, 54-58, 78-83, 100-97.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 24th, 2019

PBA: Ross scorches from outside as SMB takes 2-0 lead

San Miguel Beer woke up from its scoring stupor in the first quarter and made it rain from the outside to climb out of a 29-point hole and inch closer to Finals seat with 117-105 Game 2 win over Rain or Shine in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s semifinals Monday at the MOA Arena. The Beermen, who missed their first eight triples, nailed 18-of-40 from the trifecta territory with Chris Ross accounting for 10 of those treys as SMB pushed its best-of-five series lead to 2-0. Ross finished with 34 points including franchise-tying 10–of-16 three-point clip to pace the Beermen, who took the series opener, 111-105, last Saturday. Ross’ 10 triples tied injured teammate Marcio Lassiter’s record set in 2015 Governors’ Cup also against the Elasto Painters. SMB can close the series on Wednesday. Chris McCullough had 22 points, 11 boards and six assists while Alex Cabagnot had 17 markers for SMB. June Mar Fajardo had a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds while Terrence Romeo got 12.    Christian Standhardinger had his night finished with seven seconds left in the third period with a disqualifying foul after getting whistled for two technical fouls. Standhardinger had 15 points and four boards for SMB.     “This game is unbelievable,” said SMB coach Leo Austria. “I was really surprised, down by 29 points and all of a sudden we were able to take the lead.” The Beermen trimmed a once imposing RoS lead early in the second frame with scorching counterattack highlighted by a deluge of triples. Down, 18-47, three minutes into the second period after a sluggish start, SMB rediscovered the same energy and intensity it had in the series opener to drop a 31-5 scoring spurt to enter the half with just a three-point deficit, 52-49. The Beermen strung five straight three-pointers in their big scoring swing with Ross nailing three treys with his last pushing SMB within two, 49-51, with 47 seconds left in the second frame. RoS went dry from the field in the last five minutes of the second quarter after import Carl Montgomery connected from the outside with 7:05 left in the frame. From there the Elasto Painters scored only from the line with Javee Mocon splitting his charities before Norbert Torres’ 2-of-2 with 31 ticks left before halftime. “They almost had a perfect game in first 16 minutes but I think nagising ang mga players [ko],” Austria said. RoS found its mark early, taking a 34-13 lead after the first 12 minutes of action. The Elasto Painters extended their lead to 47-18 with 9:28 left in the second period off a Jewel Ponferada connection from beyond the arc.   Montgomery had 24 points and 15 rebounds for the Elasto Painters. Rey Nambatac had 15 points Ed Daquioag had 13 while James Yap scored 12 for RoS.     The Scores: San Miguel (117) -- Ross 34, McCullough 22, Cabagnot 17, Standhardinger 15, Fajardo 14, Romeo 12, Pessumal 3, Rosser 0, Mamaril 0, Santos 0, Tubid 0, Nabong 0, Zamar 0. Rain or Shine (105) -- Montgomery 24, Nambatac 15, Daquioag 13, Yap 12, Ponferada 8, Belga 8, Norwood 6, Torres 5, Mocon 5, Borboran 4, Alejandro 3, Onwubere 2, Rosales 0. Quarters: 13-34, 49-52, 89-73, 117-105.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 29th, 2019

PBA: Yung spirit ni Marcio Lassiter napunta sa kanya -- Austria on Ross

It seemed like San Miguel Beer barely missed the shooting of injured sniper Marcio Lassiter. Not with Chris Ross around. The Beermen guard picked the right time to explode from the outside as Ross willed SMB back from a 29-point hole to a 117-105 win over the shocked Rain or Shine on Monday night to take a 2-0 best-of-five 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals series lead at the MOA Arena. Ross hit a franchise-tying 10 triples on his way to a 34-point outing for the Beermen. Ross hit of 10-of-16 from down town including three in SMB’s blitz that turned an 18-47 deficit to just a 49-52 gap heading into halftime before the Beermen turned the tables around with a 68-point second half scoring output. “I cannot believe, especially Chris Ross, on his shooting,” said SMB coach Leo Austria. “I think ano eh, 'yung spirit ni Marcio Lassiter napapunta sa kanya ngayon, siya naging shooter namin.” Ross’ 10 triples tied Lassiter’s record back in 2015 Governors’ Cup also against the Elasto Painters. The Beermen lost Lassiter last week to a left knee injury last Thursday in the do-or-die quarterfinals clash against NorthPort. Lassiter was diagnosed with an MCL sprain and will be out for at least six weeks. Austria also credited his other wards for stepping up after a sluggish start. “Not only Chris Ross, everyone stepped up after going 29 points down. And, they know the importance of this game,” said Austria. “So we have to win because if we will make it to the Finals, so at least sana hindi humaba ito.” “Because in the other bracket, makikita natin na baka matapos ng maaga, so we need some time to re-focus, to recharge, because if we will get into the Finals, we're up against a really strong team,” he added. Game 3 is on Wednesday.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 29th, 2019

PBA: I don’t really care about records -- Ross

Chris Ross was the latest player to join the elite club of shooters with a performance for the books. The San Miguel Beer guard wrote his name beside PBA greats Alan Caidic, Kenneth Duremdes, teammate Marcio Lassiter and TNT’s RR Pogoy in the list of local players who made 10 triples in a game. Ross’ performance from downtown highlighted the Beermen’s amazing comeback from 29 points down to a stunning 117-105 win over Rain or Shine on Monday to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals series at the MOA Arena. Ross shot 10-of-16 from beyond the arc for a personal-best 34 points to go with eight assists and three steals before calling it a night with 1:39 left in the fourth period.    However, Ross was quick to downplay his career shooting night. “Actually, Marcio texted me and said, ‘Man you should’ve gotten one more. You would’ve beat my record.’ But I’m good with just being at 10 as long as we win,” he said. “You know me I don’t really care about records or stats. My goal is to help my team win. No matter if I score zero or I score 40—no matter what—as long as my team wins, I’m happy for us.” Still, Ross felt overwhelmed by the mere mention of his name alongside other great shooters. “It’s amazing to be mentioned with those guys,” he said. “This is a testament to hard work and my teammates believing in me.” Ross’ feat came at the heels of Pogoy’s 10 triples last June 12 in the Katropa’s win over Barangay Ginebra where he finished with a career-high 38 points. Lassiter, who is out for at least six weeks after sustaining a left knee injury last week, did his feat four years ago in Governors’ Cup against the Elasto Painters. Ross got some encouragement from the last SMB player to nail that much triples in a match.     “Actually on my way to the gym I was texting with Marcio, he was just telling me man, ‘Bruh, just shoot the ball, man. Trust your work and just shoot the ball,’” Ross said. “So when you get a text like that from one of the best shooters ever in the history of the league, then you do what he says. So I went out there and just shot the ball, man.” “I put in so much work and I’m confident enough of myself to not to shoot those shots, but while your teammates — Cio, not only Cio but all my other teammates telling me to shoot the ball, it gives me so much confidence in the world,” he added. “Luckily I was able to make a few.” And those ‘few’ just got Ross in into the elite list.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 29th, 2019

Yeng not giving up on Lassiter’s W’Cup stint

Lassiter will be sidelined for six weeks after spraining his left MCL during San Miguel Beer’s quarterfinal win over NorthPort in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals last Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 28th, 2019

PBA: A mountain to climb for ROS

Tipoff is set at 6:30 p.m. with the Beermen set to miss the services of Lassiter, who will be sidelined for the next six weeks after spraining his left MCL in their quarterfinal victory over the NorthPort Batang Pier......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 27th, 2019

Gilas not giving up FIBA World Cup hope for injured Lassiter

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas clings on the slim chance that Marcio Lassiter can still see action in the FIBA World Cup after his inclusion was shrouded with uncertainty due to a knee injury.  Lassiter is expected to be sidelined for at least 6 weeks due to a left MCL ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2019

Lassiter headed to hospital after apparent knee injury

Marcio Lassiter left San Miguel Beer's do-or-die game against NorthPort, Wednesday at Araneta Coliseum, after an apparent knee injury. The sharpshooter hurt his left knee after colliding with Batang Pier guard Garvo Lanete with 3:22 left in the second quarter. Lassiter lay on the floor for a few moments before being brought back to the Beermen's locker room. Not long after, the 32-year-old was helped out and was headed to Cardinals Santos Medical Center in San Juan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 24th, 2019

San Miguel gives bad ending to NorthPort s fairytale PBA Comm s Cup

San Miguel discarded NorthPort's twice-to-beat advantage and the seventh-seed proceeded to dispatch of the second-seed following a well-earned 90-88 win, Wednesday at Araneta Coliseum. Chris Mccullough pounded in a 30-point, 11-rebound double-double to power the Beermen to the semifinals of the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup. In the endgame, it was also the American reinforcement who came up big, hitting the go-ahead layup over multiple defenders as well as the win-sealing free throws. Still, Robert Bolick had more than enough time to make something happen for the Batang Pier, but Arwind Santos got a good contest on his triple try. In the end, San Miguel also got much-welcome contributions from Arwind Santos who had 10 points, half coming in the last two minutes, and 10 rebounds as well as Alex Cabagnot who had 10 markers, five boards, and four assists. That allowed the Beermen to rally around the loss of Marcio Lassiter who scored 11 points in just 15 minutes before exiting due to an apparent left knee injury. More importantly, that allowed them to move on to the next round where they await the winner between Blackwater and Rain or Shine. On the other hand, NorthPort's best elimination round finish failed to translate to the playoffs. Armed with its first-ever twice-to-beat advantage in franchise history, it was unable to overcome dynastic San Miguel. Fronting their effort in this one were Garvo Lanete and Mo Tautuaa who had 22 and 20 points, respectively. American reinforcement Prince Ibeh also added 15 markers and 20 rebounds while Bolick chipped in 13 points, seven boards, five assists and two steals. BOX SCORES SAN MIGUELl 90 - McCullough 31, Lassiter 11, Cabagnot 10, Santos 10, Fajardo 8, Standhardinger 8, Romeo 5, Pessumal 3, Ross 2, Rosser 2. NORTHPORT 88 - Lanete 22, Tautuaa 20, Ibeh 15, Bolick 13, Anthony 10, Taha 4, Elorde 2, Ferrer 2, Mercado 0, Cruz 0. QUARTER SCORES: 21-27, 43-39, 72-62, 90-88 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @rieogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 24th, 2019

Beermen clinch no. 1 behind Arwind's MVP outing

Looks like Arwind Santos is truly serious about challenging teammate June Mar Fajardo for this season's PBA Most Valuable Player award. The 2013 PBA MVP came away with his biggest performance of the 2017 Philippine Cup so far and led two-time defending champion San Miguel Beer past Globalport, 106-100, Saturday at the Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Santos finished with a season-high 31 points on an efficient 58 percent shooting from the field. The Spider-Man also added 10 rebounds and two dimes as the Beermen won an eight straight game to officially clinch no. 1 with a near-perfect 9-1 record. With the Batang Pier keeping things close, Arwind scored seven points in the last three minutes that helped turn a 95-93 San Miguel lead into a 105-100 advantage with eight seconds left. Aside from Santos, Marcio Lassiter came through for the champs, finishing with 22 points, while Fajardo dropped a 19-point, 15-rebound double-double in front of his hometown crowd. Stanley Pringle led Globalport with 21 points but running mate Terrence Romeo, who came into the game averaging a league-best 27.6 points per game, struggled for only 16 on 4-of-14 shooting. The loss also put a damper in the Batang Pier's quest for a top-2 spot as they are now stuck in a five-way tie behind the Beermen with a 5-4 mark.   br /> The scores: SAN MIGUEL 106 - Santos 31, Lassiter 22, Fajardo 19, Heruela 10, Garcia 8, Tubid 8, Espinas 5, Ross 2, De Ocampo 1, McCarthy 0. GLOBALPORT 100 - Pringle 21, Romeo 16, Canaleta 14, Cortez 11, Aban 10, Quinahan 9, Pessumal 8, Mamaril 6, Urbiztondo 3, Andrada 2, Maierhofer 0. Quarters: 22-21, 51-50, 81-81, 106-100   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Beermen stay hot after surviving Gin Kings in thriller

It wasn't as dominant as their last couple of wins but it was a win regardless. Two-time defending Philippine Cup champion San Miguel pushed its winning streak to six games after surviving sister team Ginebra in a low-scoring affair, 72-70, Sunday at the Big Dome. Already assured of a quarterfinal berth after taking care of Blackwater just two days ago, the Beermen have started their quest for a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals. The champs also maintained their stranglehold of first place after pushing their record to a near-perfect 7-1. San Miguel appeared to cruise to a victory, leading by eight with two minutes to go but Ginebra got two booming treys from Joe Devance and LA Tenorio to make things interesting. With 11 seconds to go, the Gin Kings had the chance to tie or go for the win after Marcio Lassiter missed two crucial free throws but Tenorio's floater was way short against the defense of Arwind Santos. 'I know from the start na this will be a tight game for us dahil I think the energy of our team has gone down since our last game against Blackwater,' head coach Leo Austria said who once again started his post-game talk with his now infamous 'well ah...' remark. 'Mabuti na lang talagang may kaunti pang Petron na laman ang gas tank ng mga players,' he added finding time to put a little product placement here and there. Despite a broken nose, Alex Cabagnot once again led the Beermen in scoring with 16 points while Santos posted a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds. Ronald Tubid came off the bench to add another 10 points for the champs. Meanwhile, Ginebra's up-and-down season continued as the Gin Kings dropped to 3-4 in the Philippine Cup. Japeth Aguilar picked up where he left off from Christmas and paced Ginebra with 17 points.   The scores: SAN MIGUEL 72 - Cabagnot 16, Tubid 12, Santos 10, Fajardo 9, Lassiter 7, Espinas 7, De Ocampo 5, Ross 4, Garcia 2, Heruela 0. GINEBRA 70 - Aguilar 17, Mercado 11, Tenorio 8, Devance 7, Ferrer 7, Thompson 6, Cruz 6, Ellis 2, Mariano 2, Marcelo 2, Caguioa 2. Quarters: 15-17, 32-31, 53-49, 72-70   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 8th, 2017

Beermen crush Elite to book QF berth in the Philippine Cup

The champs are simply running over everybody. Picking up where they left off last year, the San Miguel Beermen basically needed only one half to dispatch the Blackwater Elite in a 118-93 win Friday in the Philippine Cup at the MOA Arena. Winners of the last two Philippine Cup titles, the Beermen wasted little time in showing the surprising Elite who was boss, exploding for 37 points in the first quarter alone to build a 16-point lead. San Miguel didn't let up one bit and entered the half with a 25-point cushion, 65-40. It was pretty much status qou in the second half and the Beermen won their fifth straight game for the season-opening conference. Armed with a 6-1 record, the champs also became the first team to qualify for the quarterfinals. Following a string of relatively quiet performances, three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo reminded everybody why he's the best player in the land and dropped 25 points in just 29 minutes of play. The Kraken likewise grabbed eight rebounds and dished out five dimes in a dominant performance. Gabby Espinas also had himself a big game, scoring 22 points off the bench on 81 percent shooting. Alex Cabagnot, who sported a facial mask due to a nose injury, finished with 14 points while Marcio Lassiter also added 14. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 6th, 2017

Tiger Woods in & lsquo;good spirits& rsquo; after leg surgery

LOS ANGELES—Tiger Woods is recovering and in “good spirits” after a second day of treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center following his horrific rollover solo car smash that left him with serious leg injuries......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News21 hr. 31 min. ago

Haiti prison breakout leaves 25 dead, 200 on the run

PORT-AU-PRINCE—More than 200 prisoners were on the run in Haiti on Friday, a day after they escaped from jail in a violent breakout that left 25 people dead including the prison director, officials said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News21 hr. 31 min. ago

NBI forms composite team to probe PDEA-PNP shootout — Guevarra

MANILA, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has formed a composite team to investigate the shootout in Quezon City between agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and police officers that left four dead, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Saturday. In a message to reporters, Guevarra said the team is led by […] The post NBI forms composite team to probe PDEA-PNP shootout — Guevarra appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News21 hr. 51 min. ago

Coordinated to fail

BY JULLIE Y. DAZA Misecounter! A mistake encounter? Shootout! At the rate our law enforcement officers are shooting at one another, who’s left to eliminate dangerous criminals? Senator Risa Hontiveros, quoting the NCRPO chief: “This isn’t the first misencounter.” OMG, how many more have there been and to come! The senator added: “But why an […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Vaccine crisis and opportunity

The Philippines is faced with a COVID-19 vaccine crisis. There is a global shortage of the vaccines precipitated by the massive demand in rich countries, which cornered 80 percent of the world’s supply. Poor nations are left to fend for themselves, usually with no option but to wait out the shortage......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Duterte vows probe into PNP-PDEA shoot-out, justice for victims

President Rodrigo Duterte vowed justice to victims of a controversial shootout, which left two policemen dead, in Quezon City between Philippine National Police anti-illegal drug operatives and agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Malacañang said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Duterte orders NBI to solely probe into PNP-PDEA shootout

(Updated 4:34 p.m.) President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to be the sole body to investigate the shootout between members of the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency which left four dead......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021