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Mapua, EAC barge into win column in Filoil Preseason

Mapua University and Emilio Aguinaldo College both scored convincing victories, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre to break through into the winner's circle of the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Tournament. The Cardinals routed Arellano University, 85-65, on the back of a powerful double-double Warren Bonifacio. Bonifacio, their incoming second-year versatile forward, was tireless en route to 14 points and 14 rebounds in just 24 minutes of play. Fellow big men Christian Bunag and Denniel Aguirre brought the backup with 14 and 13 points, respectively, as they got off to a strong 25-4 opening frame and never looked back en route to their first win in four games. Meanwhile, the Generals dug deep and stood strong in the face of a late rally from National University to come away with a 77-73 decision. Jethro Mendoza top-scored with 20 points and five rebounds while JP Maguliano also added 12 markers and five boards of his own for the San Marcelino-based squad which evened its standing to 1-1. For the Chiefs (0-2), returning guard Kent Salado showed the way with 17 points while for the Bulldogs, Dave Ildefonso fronted the effort with 17 markers, six rebounds, and four assists. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME MAPUA 85 -- Bonifacio 15, Bunag 14, Aguirre 13, Lugo 10, Victoria 9, Jabel 8, Garcia 7, Hernandez 6, Pido 3, Nocum 0, Bautista 0. ARELLANO 65 -- Salado 17, Alcoriza 13, Arana 11, Ongolo Ongolo 6, Sablan 5, Espiritu 4, Santos 4, Segura 3, Bayla 2, Concepcion 0, Sunga 0, Loyola 0, Sera Josef 0, Gayosa 0. QUARTER SCORES: 25-4, 39-20, 65-41, 85-65. SECOND GAME EAC 77 -- Mendoza 20, Maguliano 12, Taywan 8, Tampoc 8, Martin 7, Estacio 6, Carlos 5, De Guzman 4, Gonzales 3, Luciano 2, Gurtiza 2, Boffa 0, Dayrit 0, Cadua 0. NU 73 -- D. Ildefonso 17, Mosqueda 11, Gaye 10, Clemente 7, Tibayan 7, Gallego 5, Diputado 4, Chatman 4, Oczon 3, S. Ildefonso 3, Yu 2, Abatayo 0, Galinato 0, Minerva 0, Mangayao 0, Sinclair 0, Rangel 0, Salim 0. QUARTER SCORES: 15-16, 41-31, 58-52, 77-73. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnMay 16th, 2019

Mapua, EAC barge into win column in Filoil Preseason

Mapua University and Emilio Aguinaldo College both scored convincing victories, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre to break through into the winner's circle of the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Tournament. The Cardinals routed Arellano University, 85-65, on the back of a powerful double-double Warren Bonifacio. Bonifacio, their incoming second-year versatile forward, was tireless en route to 14 points and 14 rebounds in just 24 minutes of play. Fellow big men Christian Bunag and Denniel Aguirre brought the backup with 14 and 13 points, respectively, as they got off to a strong 25-4 opening frame and never looked back en route to their first win in four games. Meanwhile, the Generals dug deep and stood strong in the face of a late rally from National University to come away with a 77-73 decision. Jethro Mendoza top-scored with 20 points and five rebounds while JP Maguliano also added 12 markers and five boards of his own for the San Marcelino-based squad which evened its standing to 1-1. For the Chiefs (0-2), returning guard Kent Salado showed the way with 17 points while for the Bulldogs, Dave Ildefonso fronted the effort with 17 markers, six rebounds, and four assists. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME MAPUA 85 -- Bonifacio 15, Bunag 14, Aguirre 13, Lugo 10, Victoria 9, Jabel 8, Garcia 7, Hernandez 6, Pido 3, Nocum 0, Bautista 0. ARELLANO 65 -- Salado 17, Alcoriza 13, Arana 11, Ongolo Ongolo 6, Sablan 5, Espiritu 4, Santos 4, Segura 3, Bayla 2, Concepcion 0, Sunga 0, Loyola 0, Sera Josef 0, Gayosa 0. QUARTER SCORES: 25-4, 39-20, 65-41, 85-65. SECOND GAME EAC 77 -- Mendoza 20, Maguliano 12, Taywan 8, Tampoc 8, Martin 7, Estacio 6, Carlos 5, De Guzman 4, Gonzales 3, Luciano 2, Gurtiza 2, Boffa 0, Dayrit 0, Cadua 0. NU 73 -- D. Ildefonso 17, Mosqueda 11, Gaye 10, Clemente 7, Tibayan 7, Gallego 5, Diputado 4, Chatman 4, Oczon 3, S. Ildefonso 3, Yu 2, Abatayo 0, Galinato 0, Minerva 0, Mangayao 0, Sinclair 0, Rangel 0, Salim 0. QUARTER SCORES: 15-16, 41-31, 58-52, 77-73. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 16th, 2019

La Salle, Adamson, FEU all bounce back in Filoil Preseason

De La Salle University, Adamson University, and National University all barged back into the winner’s circle of the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Tournament following separate wins, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Encho Serrano made sure the Green Archers moved on from heartbreak, shooting his side to a 68-61 win. The incoming second-year swingman had 15 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. Andrei Caracut and Justine Baltazar brought the backup as the former had 11 points, four rebounds, and three assists and the latter nine markers, 12 boards, and three blocks. That was more than enough for the Taft-based team to bounce back from a heartbreaking overtime loss to the University of the Philippines they suffered last Sunday. For their part, the Soaring Falcons leaned on new foreign student-athlete Lenda Douanga to get the better of College of St. Benilde, 82-75. Congolese Douanga posted a powerful 19-point, 16-rebound double-double and was backstopped by the backcourt of Jerrick Ahanmisi and Jerom Lastimosa who scored 17 and 16 markers, respectively. Those three were on-point from start to finish and ultimately brought their team to a 2-1 standing.   Also scoring a well-earned win are the Bulldogs who rallied by Far Eastern University, 82-77. Dave Ildefonso topped the scoring column with 19 points on top of five rebounds as the Bulldogs rode a 29-9 final frame all the way to their first win after a tournament-opening loss. With their respective losses, the Cardinals remained winless in three tries and the Blazers and Tamaraws both fell to 0-2. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME NU 82 -- D. Ildefonso 19, Minerva 14, Clemente 10, Gaye 9, Mosqueda 7, Oczon 7, Tibayan 6, Rangel 6, Galinato 2, Chatman 2, Abatayo 0, Diputado 0, Mangayao 0, Gallego 0. FEU 77 -- Stockton 15, Comboy 13, Ebona 10, Tuffin 8, Alforque 8, Bienes 6, Flores 6, Nunag 5, Tchuente 4, Gonzales 2, Celzo 0, Gloria 0. QUARTER SCORES: 21-28, 36-42, 61-68, 82-77. SECOND GAME ADAMSON 82 -- Douanga 19, Ahanmisi 17, Lastimosa 16, Camacho 9, Bernardo 6, Sabandal 6, Fermin 5, Yerro 2, Capulong 2, Manlapaz 0, Ad. Doria 0, V. Magbuhos 0, An. Doria 0. CSB 75 -- Naboa 12, Pasturan 11, Leutcheu 10, Gutang 8, Dixon 8, Javillonar 6, Haruna 5, Nayve 4, Belgica 4, Carlos 3, Pangalangan 2, Young 2, Flores 0, Lepalam 0. QUARTER SCORES: 13-15, 38-26, 57-55, 82-75. THIRD GAME LA SALLE 68 -- Serrano 15, Caracut 11, Baltazar 9, Cu 6, Lojera 6, Lim 5, Bartlett 4, Melecio 4, Manaytay 4, Manuel 2, Escandor 2, David 0, Bates 0, Bonggay 0. MAPUA 61 -- Victoria 14, Serrano 10, Bunag 8, Aguirre 7, Pido 6, Lugo 5, Bonifacio 4, Gamboa 4, Garcia 3, Hernandez 0, Jabel 0. QUARTER SCORES: 12-15, 31-30, 56-52, 68-61. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 14th, 2019

JC Marcelino captains LPU to smooth sailing start in Filoil Preseason

Even sans CJ Perez and MJ Ayaay, Lyceum of the Philippines University looked formidable as ever in a 70-57 triumph over NCAA rival College of St. Benilde, Monday at the Filoil Flying V Centre that commenced its campaign in the 2019 Filoil Flying V Preseason Tournament. As expected, now-lead guard Jaycee Marcelino did the steering, with his 15 points, three rebounds, and two steals leading the Pirates to victory. Cameroonian powerhouse Mike Nzeusseu brought the backup with a 12-point, 12-rebound double-double while transferee guard Renzo Navarro and second-year forward Enoch Valdez chimed in six markers apiece. It was Marcelino, though, who engineered LPU's big fourth quarter drive which saw them outscore their opponents, 16-7. That was more than enough to be the difference between the two teams, giving the decision to the Intramuros-based squad which has embarked on a new voyage without Perez and Ayaay who are now both playing in the PBA. For the Blazers, sophomore guard Robi Nayve and first-year big man Jay Pangalangan topped the scoring column with 12 points each. Playing without main man Justin Gutang and floor leader Yankie Haruna, however, upstart CSB was unable to keep up with NCAA powerhouse LPU. In the day's other game, Centro Escolar University also breezed to an 84-65 victory versus Mapua University. Senegalese Maodo Malick Diouf was too much for his defenders and pounded in 19 points. Justin Serrano and Denniel Aguirre paced the Cardinals with 17 and 16 points, respectively. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME LPU 70 – Marcelino JC 15, Nzeusseu 12, Navarro 6, Valdez 6, Ibanez 5, Santos 5, Caduyac 4, Remulla 4, Guinto 4, Marcelino JV 3, Tansingco 2, Yong 2, Baetiong 2, Lumbao 0. CSB 57 – Nayve 12, Pangalangan 12, Lepalam 10, Flores 9, Javillonar 5, Carlos 3, Young 2, Mosqueda 2, Sangco 2, Domingo 0 QUARTER SCORES: 18-18, 42-38, 54-50, 70-57 SECOND GAME CEU 84 – Diouf 19, Formento 16, Fuentes 13, Caballero 8, Uri 6, Diaz 6, Rojas 6, Lisbo 5, Chan 3, Intic 2, Abastillas 0. MAPUA 65 – Serrano 17, Aguirre 16, Bonifacio 10, Bunag 7, Jabel 5, Victoria 2, Lugo 2, Garcia 2, Gamboa 2, Pido 2, Nieles 0 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 6th, 2019

NCAA Season 95: Generals clinch first semis seat

Danrich Melad powered unbeaten Emilio Aguinaldo College back to the Final Four after a dominating win over San Sebastian College, 25-20, 25-12, 25-20, Thursday in the NCAA Season 95 men’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Melad dropped 23 points with all but one coming off kills for the Generals’ seventh straight win that gave them the first semifinals seat. EAC also took the solo hold of the lead with two-time defending champion University of Perpetual Help sliding to solo second with a 6-0 card. Aeron Daduya and Marvin Romero added six points each for the Generals, who sent the Stags reeling to their sixth defeat in seven games tied with Jose Rizal University. Reynald Honra led SSC-R with eight points. Meanwhile, the Lady Generals finally tasted victory, ending a 16-game losing skid in a span of two years at the expense of San Sebastian College, 21-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-18, 15-8, in women’s play.   EAC barged in the win column after dropping its first six games to tie its victim and Mapua University at the bottom of the standings. Cathrine Almazan dropped a career-best 30 points she collected from 26 attacks, two aces and two kill blocks for the Lady Generals. She added 12 digs and four excellent receptions in a superb all-around showing made sweeter by the morale-boosting win. Helping Almazan out were Krizzia Reyes and Dhariane Gallardez. Reyes finished with 15 points including 13 off kills while Gallarde had 11 spikes and three aces for a 14-point outing for EAC, which last won back in January 31, 2018 in a five-set decision over Lyceum of the Philippines University. The Lady Generals took advantage of the Lady Stags error-plagued game where they committed 40 errors that hastened their downfall. EAC had 36 errors. It was a painful defeat for SSC-R as it failed to capitalize on its previous win that snapped its five-game skid. Jamille Carreon scored 19 points, Shannai Requierme had 12 while Kamille Tan got 11 markers in a lost cause for the Lady Stags.     ---             Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2020

UAAP 82: National U still on pace for season sweep; Tiger Cubs still at third

STANDINGS Bullpups 10-0 Baby Tamaraws 9-1 Tiger Cubs 6-4 Blue Eaglets 5-5 Baby Falcons 4-6 Jr. Archers 3-7 Jr. Warriors 3-7 Jr. Maroons 0-10 With Kevin Quiambao remaining a force and Terrence Fortea rounding into form, Nazareth School of National University is still the standard in the UAAP 82 Boys Basketball Tournament. The Bullpups proved that anew, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre, as they imposed their will on De La Salle Zobel for a resounding 100-76 rout. Quiambao found no match for him and powered through for a 21-point, 15-rebound double-double while Fortea kept his fire burning with 20 markers. Still, the defending champions found themselves getting challenged by the Jr. Archers and were only ahead by one at the half. Come the third quarter, however, they restored order and outscored their opponents, 26-10. National U only stepped harder on the pedal in the final frame en route to its 10th win in as many games. The Bullpups also got much welcome contributions for the other guys such as Reyland Torres who had 12 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists as well as Ernest Felicilda who had 15 markers, five dimes, and four boards. For DLSZ, Ivan Cudiamat topped the scoring column with 24 points, all from threes, while Kobe Dalisay also added 15 markers. Main man Kean Baclaan struggled, though, with just eight points in 3-of-18 shooting from the field to see his squad drop to 3-7. In the day's other game, University of Sto. Tomas kept rolling with a convincing 88-80 victory versus Adamson High School. Much of that was thanks to Bismarck Lina who showed he has indeed moved forward from his preseason knee injury with a 24-point, 10-rebound double-double. Jacob Cortez then contributed an all-around 19 points, six rebounds, four assists, and two steals in the Tiger Cubs' fourth consecutive victory and sixth overall inn 10 games. As they stretched their streak, the black and gold tightened their grip on third-place while also dealing the Baby Falcons their fourth loss in a row. John Erolon fronted the effort for Adamson with 20 points while Jake Figueroa also added an 18-point, 13-rebound double-double - all of which weren't enough to prevent their drop to the sixth spot at 4-6. BOX SCORES THIRD GAME UST 88 - Lina 24, Cortez 19, Montemayor 12, Ascutia 11, Villarez 10, Escoto 7, Bugarin 5, Oliva 0, Calivozo 0, Maliwat 0. ADAMSON 80 - Erolon 20, Figueroa 18, Dominguez 13, Quinal 9, Hanapi 8, Barcelona 4, Cosal 2, Dubouzete 2, Guarino 2, Ignacio 2. QUARTER SCORES: 21-19, 45-34, 69-60, 88-80. FOURTH GAME NU 100 - Quiambao 21, Fortea 20, Felicilda 15, Torres 12, Alarcon 9, Tulabut 9, Abadiano 6, Tamayo 5, Abiera 2, Buensalida 1, Enriquez 0, Mailim 0. DLSZ 76 - Cudiamat 24, Dalisay 15, Baclaan 8, Macasaet 8, Luna 4, Quimado 4, Melecio 3, Milan 3, Unisa 3, Omer 2, Tupas 2, Del Mundo 0, Reyes 0, Sevilla 0, Villarin 0. QUARTER SCORES: 26-19, 52-53, 78-63, 100-76. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2020

NCAA Season 95: Lady Altas barge in win column

University of Perpetual Help head coach Macky Carino is still searching for the same Lady Altas that played in the championship series last year. But judging from how he saw his squad come back from a one set deficit and from four points down midway in the fourth set, the mentor felt they’re at least walking on the right path. The Lady Altas bounced back from an opening day defeat after beating San Sebastian College, 29-31, 25-13, 25-20, 25-20, on Saturday in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. “Erratic pa rin kami ngayon so far kasi during our trainings, for the past how many days kami bago naglaro, nakita ko maayos 'yung performance ng team ko. 'Yun nga problema namin 'pag actual game, sobrang erratic,” said Carino, who steered Perpetual to a runner-up finish last season. The Lady Altas, who bowed down to College of St. Benilde in their opener, rallied in the fourth frame from 12-18 behind with Bianca Tripoli exploding on offense as she capped her outing with back-to-back hits to seal the victory.     “Medyo siguro sobrang gusto talaga namin manalo kasi galing nga kami sa talo, 'yun siguro ang main reason kung bakit nagiging gan'un 'yung laro ng team ko,” said Carino. “Buti na lang, noong last part ng fourth set, nag step up na 'yung senior ko, si Tripoli.” Tripoli finished with game-high 17 points including 15 off hits while Jhona Rosal had 14 markers and 20 digs for the Las Pinas-based squad. Dana Persa scored 11 points while Jenny Gaviola and Charina Scott combined for 15 points for Perpetual. “Well noong nag-time out ako noong fourth set, sinabi ko sa kanila, 'Di ko kasi nakikita na kami 'yung lumaban noong champion last year kasi 'yung pride parang nawala,” Carino said. “So sabi ko sa kanila, ‘Unti-untiin natin, medyo kapain natin 'yung game kasi noong second set at third set naging maayos naman performance natin, wala namang rason na tatalunin tayo pagdating ng fourth set.’” The Lady Stags absorbed their second straight defeat in as many games. Shannai Requierme led SSC-R with 16 points coming off 13 attacks, two aces and a kill block while Jamille Carreon got 11 markers. Meanwhile, the grand slam-seeking Altas demolished the Stags, 25-18, 25-15, 25-21, for a share of the lead in the men’s division. Louie Ramirez blasted 14 kills for 17 points to star in Perpetual’s second win in as many outings to tie Arellano University on top and 15th straight victory since 2018. Ronniel Rosales finished with 10 for the Altas. SSC-R remained winless after two games. Meanwhile, the reigning five-time champion Junior Altas swept the Staglets, 25-19, 25-19, 25-20, behind Noel Kampton’s 21-point effort for a 2-0 slate. SSC-R slid to 1-1 mark in juniors play.     ---        Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 18th, 2020

NCAA 95: LPU makes history as Staglets, Greenies, Braves don t take of business

STANDINGS San Beda 17-1 (twice-to-beat) LPU 11-7 (twice-to-beat) San Sebastian 10-8 (Final Four) CSB-LSGH 10-8 Arellano 10-8 JRU 9-9 (eliminated) Letran 8-10 (eliminated) Perpetual 7-11 (eliminated) Mapua 5-12 (eliminated) EAC 2-15 (eliminated) Lyceum of the Philippines University was not playing on Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. And yet, the Jr. Pirates are the biggest winners as they made history thanks to Mapua High School's triumph over College of St. Benilde-La Salle Green Hills, University of Perpetual Help's victory versus San Sebastian College-Recoletos, and Jose Rizal University High School's win against Arellano High School. The Red Robins came from behind to clamp down on the Jr. Blazers, 64-60, and thus, the former prevented the latter from clinching a playoff berth. Dan Parinas and Jonnel Policarpio made their presence felt inside with the former finishing with 13 points and seven rebounds and the latter ending with 13 markers and six boards in the now-dethroned champions' fifth win in 17 games. "Eto yung isa sa pinakamasarap na panalo," head coach Yong Garcia said post-game. "Ang goal naman talaga namin, mag-improve lang nang mag-improve. Parte pa rin nun ito." Megan Galang also had 11 points and nine rebounds as Mapua exacted revenge on its new-age rival in the biggest way possible as, with the win, they forced CSB-LSGH into a tie for one of the remaining spots in the next round. They are tied with the Staglets who themselves, were frustrated by the Jr. Altas earlier in the day, 76-81. Yuki Kawamura waxed hot for 21 points while Kyle Cuevas posted a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double to help Perps close its campaign at 7-11. With a win in its last game in the season, the Las Pinas-based squad looked like it had complicated matters for Baste. That didn't last long, though, as in the last game of the day, the Light Bombers silenced the Braves, 70-62. Fred Ganut topped the scoring column with 19 points while Celsus Fortuna and Condrad Famaranco chimed in 11 and 10 markers, respectively. Behind a total team effort, JRU ascended to a 9-9 finish while at the same time arranging a three-team logjam for its conquered foes. With their sorry losses, all of CSB-LSGH, San Sebastian, and Arellano ended the elimination round at 10-8, standing on even ground for the third to fifth spots. All of them will now have to go through stepladder playoffs to determine who will complete the cast for the Final Four as well as the seeding there. With the highest quotient among the three teams, the Staglets are assured of playing in the Final Four as they can only wind up either as third- or fourth-seed. The Jr. Blazers and Braves, meanwhile, will figure in a knockout bout on Tuesday for the right to stay alive and challenge Baste for the three-seed. Amidst all these complications, idle LPU sailed to its first-ever Final Four appearance in school history on the strength of those sorry losses for their fellow playoff hopefuls. Sporting an 11-7 slate, the Jr. Pirates are not only assured of a spot in the next round, but are also assured of a twice-to-beat advantage once there. Meanwhile, the Red Robins still have one assignment on their schedule - a game against Emilio Aguinaldo College on Tuesday. There, they only hope to close their campaign with three wins in a row. "'Di pa tapos. Dapat ganito pa rin kami sa last game namin," coach Yong said. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME PERPETUAL 81 - Kawamura 21, Orgo 13, Cuevas 12, Galoy 11, Gelsano 8, Manuel 7, Balazuela 5, Banaticla 4, Dela Cruz 0, Angeles 0, Nunez 0 SAN SEBASTIAN 76 - Janao 20, Bulasa 13, Are 8, Barroga 7, Lustina 7, Aguilar 6, Perez 5, Concha 4, Darbin 4, Una 2, Gomez 0 QUARTER SCORES: 18-16, 34-38, 57-52, 81-76 SECOND GAME MAPUA 64 - Parinas 13, Policarpio 13, Galang 11, Parial 8, Tadeo 6, Lugo 5, Fransman 4, Mercado 3, Castor 1, Jugo 0, Ejercito 0 CSB-LSGH 60 - Palencia 16, Manansala 12, Calimag 11, Arguelles 9, Macalalag 6, Reyes 3, Dimaunahan 2, Panlilio 1, Valenzuela 0, Quiambao 0, Arciaga 0, Estil 0 QUARTER SCORES: 14-17, 30-35, 49-51, 64-60 THIRD GAME JRU 70 - Ganut 19, Fortuna 11, Famaranco 10, Garcia 7, Icban 6, J. Sy 5, Medina 5, Joson 5, Gentalan 2, Salvacion 0, Lenon 0, W. Sy 0. ARELLANO 62 - Recto 13, Lopez 11, Nepomuceno 11, Salinel 9, Tolentino 5, Sahali 4, Cuenco 4, Javier 3, Tan 2, Lime 0, Sablaon 0, Templonuevo 0, Villarante 0, Rellama 0. QUARTER SCORES: 20-13, 31-29, 51-39, 70-62. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2019

LPU puts NCAA 95 Jrs. defending champ Mapua on knife’s edge

STANDINGS San Beda 14-1 (top-seed) Arellano 8-6 LPU 8-6 CSB-LSGH 7-6 JRU 7-6 San Sebastian 7-6 Letran 7-8 Perpetual 5-8 Mapua 4-10 EAC 2-11 Lyceum of the Philippines University got a big boost in its bid for a historic playoff berth after gunning down Mapua High School, 99-94, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Gyle Montano turned in a career game while John Barba and Mac Guadana tallied their usual numbers as the Jr. Pirates sailed to a share of second in a crazy competitive playoff race in the NCAA 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament. Montano scored a career-best 28 points in efficient 11-of-18 shooting while also seizing seven rebounds and showing his crew the way back into the win column at 8-6. It was Barba, though, who started strong and finished fine, firing 11 points in the opening salvo to get LPU going and then another 11 in the final frame to keep them ahead. He wound up with 25 points to his name while Guadana contributed an all-around 19 points, seven assists, four steals, three rebounds, and two blocks. The Jr. Pirates now have the inside track for the very first Final Four appearance in school history. At the same time, they made it a powerful possibility that there will be a new champion. With its 10th loss in 14 games, Mapua is now one loss away from being dethroned. Jonnel Policarpio paced them as always with a 33-point, 12-rebound double-double. BOX SCORES LPU 99 - Montaño 28, Barba 25, Guadaña 19, Dejelo 10, Omandac 6, Santos 3, Garro 2, Panganiban 2, Ragasa 2, Caduyac 2, Garing 0, Gudmalin 0. MAPUA 94 Policarpio 33, Galang 18, Fransman 11, Parial 8, Lugo 8, Jugo 6, Castor 6, Tadeo 2, Buenaflor 2, Duarte 0, So 0, Ejercito 0, Parinas 0. QUARTER SCORES: 25-18, 51-44, 73-70, 99-94 —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 1st, 2019

Big-time bouts in NCAA 95 as Beda battles Baste, Letran duels CSB

Games on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre 12:00 p.m. - San Beda vs San Sebastian 2:00 p.m. - CSB vs Letran 4:00 p.m. - Arellano vs Mapua Two games with playoff implications in the NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament take place in the middle of the Filoil Flying V Centre floor, Tuesday. First, first-running San Beda University takes on its latest challenge in the form of fourth-running San Sebastian College-Recoletos while third-running Colegio de San Juan de Letran wages war with fifth-running College of St. Benilde. As always, all of the action will be on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and livestream. The Red Lions will be staking their spotless slate through 12 games against the Golden Stags who are nothing but determined to bounce back into the win column at 12:00 p.m. Meanwhile, the Knights are plotting to be the latest team to make sure the Blazers' downward spiral continues at 2:00 p.m. The day will also see a matchup between resurgent Mapua University and dangerous Arellano University at 4:00 p.m. In Jrs. action, the unbeaten San Beda Red Cubs are pitted opposite the streaking San Sebastian Staglets at 8:00 a.m. while the CSB-La Salle Green Hills Jr. Blazers figure in a tough tiff against the Letran Squires at 10:00 a.m. and the Mapua Red Robins hope to breathe some life to their title defense at the expense of the Arellano Braves at 6:00 p.m. For the first time ever, the best and brightest young talent in the country will be on livestream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 24th, 2019

Mapua gets through EAC to get to greater heights in NCAA 95

Mapua University started slow, but finished fine, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre, to score a 79-76 triumph over Emilio Aguinaldo College and go streaking anew in the NCAA 95 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Cardinals caught fire in the last eight minutes with Noah Lugo, Laurenz Victoria, and Cyril Gonzales conniving for a 15-2 run that erased a two-point deficit, 60-62, and erected a 75-64 advantage with 4:19 remaining. "Credit sa EAC kasi ready talaga sila. Mas aggressive sila nung start so nung second half, sinabi ko sa kanilang kailangang matapatan namin yung energy nila," head coach Randy Alcantara said. Still, the Generals kept coming and Marwin Taywan’s short stab pulled them within 76-78 with 46.8 ticks to go on the clock only to see Mapua dig deep and stand strong until the final buzzer. In that last possession, they held on for the win after forcing Taywan and JP Maguliano into two forced shots each. Warren Bonifacio finally got the rebound for the Cardinals after the last miss, his 10th of the game to go along with 13 points, and passed the ball to Lugo. Not long after, the veteran guard was sent to the line where he made the first and missed the second. The rebound, though, went to Justin Serrano who sealed the deal in the red and gold's back-to-back wins - which they got even without super rookie Paolo Hernandez who was out due to a knee injury and even after losing Victoria to an apparent foot injury late. Victoria still wound up with 11 points on top of six rebounds and three assists while Lugo had 16 markers, four boards, and two dimes of his own to make sure their side built on its momentum from its big-time double-overtime victory versus Colegio de San Juan de Letran a week ago. More than the latest win run, Mapua has now won five of its last six to ascend to the sixth spot in the standings at 5-6. "One game at a time pa rin kasi kung titingnan mo, kaya naman. Kailangan lang maging consistent kami sa ginagawa namin," coach Randy said. Maguliano topped the scoring column for EAC with 15 points while Taywan also added 13 markers, six rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Unable to complete the comeback, however, they lost for the 10th time in a row and 11th overall in 12 games. BOX SCORES MAPUA 79 - Lugo 16, Bonifacio 13, Victoria 11, Gonzales 9, Gamboa 7, Bunag 6, Serrano 5, Nieles 4, Nocum 4, Salenga 2, Aguirre 2, Garcia 0. EAC 76 - Maguliano 15, Taywan 13, De Guzman 12, Mendoza 10, Dayrit 8, Cadua 7, Gurtiza 4, Luciano 3, Estacio 2, Martin 2, Gonzales 0. QUARTER SCORES: 17-20, 35-43, 58-56, 79-76. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 20th, 2019

Red Cubs tighten grip on top spot in NCAA 95

STANDINGS San Beda 11-1 LPU 7-4 CSB-LSGH 6-4 JRU 6-6 Arellano 6-6 San Sebastian 5-5 Perpetual 5-6 Letran 5-6 Mapua 3-7 EAC 1-10 San Beda High School stretched its streak to seven in a row in the NCAA 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament as its balance and depth overwhelmed Jose Rizal University High School, 88-68, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Rhayyan Amsali topped the scoring column with 16 points on top of five rebounds and three assists and four other teammates were with him in double-digits as the Red Cubs strengthened their stranglehold on the top-seed now at 11-1. Yukien Andrada and Cyrus Llarena wound up with 11 points apiece and each scored nine markers in the traditional powerhouse's 51-33 domination of the middle periods that turned a four-point deficit after the opening salvo into a 67-53 advantage heading into the final frame. Tony Ynot also added an all-around 15 points, five rebounds, five assists, and four steals while Justine Sanchez chimed in 10 markers and seven boards. While the decision padded San Beda's lead alone atop the leaderboard, it also dragged down the Light Bombers to a tie for fourth-place at 6-6. Raul Gentalan paced them in this one with 20 points as Condrad Famaranco chipped in 15 markers of his own. Holding the same slate as JRU is Arellano High School which took care of business against University of Perpetual Help, 86-62. Mark Cuenco posted a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double while Ivan Salinel contributed his own 14 markers to go along with six boards and three assists as the Braves finally arrested a five-game skid. On the other hand, the Jr. Altas fell back to a 5-6 standing. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME SAN BEDA 88 - Amsali 16, Ynot 15, Andrada 11, Llarena 11, Sanchez 10, Valencia 9, Oftana 7, Cabanero 3, Pelipel 3, Nicdao 2, Alao 1, Pascual 0, Peregrina 0, Alcantara 0 JRU 68 - Gentalan 20, Famaranco 15, Garcia 9, Joson 7, Sy J 5, Medina 4, Ganut 3, Salvacion 3, Lenon 2, Icban 0, Ramirez 0, Fortuna 0, Sy W 0, Pallares 0 QUARTER SCORES: 16-20, 37-35, 67-53, 88-68 SECOND GAME ARELLANO 86 - Cuenco 15, Salinel 14, Recto 11, Nepomuceno 10, Sahali 8, Tolentino 8, Lime 6, Sablaon 5, Lopez 4, Rellama 3, Chiya 2, Templonuevo 0, Tan 0, Javier 0. PERPETUAL 62 - Kawamura 18, Galoy 12, Gelsano 7, Escalante 7, Angeles 6, Ignacio 4, Cuevas 3, Nunez 2, Dela Cruz 2, Galman 1, Orgo 0, Balazuela 0, Banaticla 0, Manuel 0. QUARTER SCORES: 20-7, 41-19, 59-36, 86-62 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2019

PVL: Cool Smashers eye win no. 9

It’s back to work again for unbeaten Creamline as the well-rested defending champion Cool Smashers look to pick up from where they left off as they open their second round campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference. Red-hot Creamline gets another shot at the winless Chef’s Classics on Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Centre with the Cool Smashers looking to extend their winning run to nine before prized setter Jia Morado leave for a tour of duty in Thailand. But the Cool Smashers will have to march into battle without top hitter Alyssa Valdez, who injured her ankle just days before her scheduled Thailand trip with Morado. Game time is at 2:00 p.m. and it will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Cool Smashers completed a sweep of the first round last Sunday after rolling past BaliPure, 25-8, 25-19, 25-14. Creamline is tipped to stamp its class over the listless Chef’s Classics, which the Cool Smashers battered to submisison, 25-12, 25-5, 25-15, in the first round, with Morado at the helm together with Jema Galanza, Risa Sato, Celine Domingo and Michele Gumabao. The Lady Red Spikers led by Justine Tiu and Nieza Viray have yet to barge in the win column after seven fruitless outings.   ---     Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 13th, 2019

PVL: Jet Spikers, Lady Red Spikers dispute first win

Air Force and Chef’s Classics battle for a taste of first victory on Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. Game time is at 4:00 p.m. LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. Both teams are yet to barge into the win column with the Jet Spikers dropping their first five games while the Lady Red Spikers are winless in six outings including a straight sets, 18-25, 18-25, 13-25, loss to PacificTown Army on Saturday. Air Force has a slight advantage in experience with the trio of Dell Palomata, May Ann Pantino and Angel Antipuesto leading the way. But Chef’s Classics will parade a young and equally hungry core of Justine Tiu, Nieza Viray, Bien Juanillo and Iris Oliveros, who made her debut in the first of the Lady Red Spikers’ back-to-back weekend schedule.     ---     Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 7th, 2019

Jr. Pirates scare off Braves to seize solo second in NCAA 95

STANDINGS San Beda 7-1 LPU 6-3 CSB-LSGH 5-3 Arellano 5-3 JRU 4-4 Letran 4-5 Perpetual 4-5 Mapua 3-5 San Sebastian 2-5 EAC 1-7 John Barba and Mac Guadana were not letting Lyceum of the Philippines University get denied a shot at school history in the NCAA 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament and propelled the Jr. Pirates right through Arellano High School, 81-64, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Guadana remained a force with 16 points, seven assists, four rebounds, and two steals while Barba remained on the rise with 19 markers, five boards, and two dimes. Those two remained the fuel for the Jr. Pirates' drive back into the win column now at 6-3. More importantly, those two allowed the Cavite-based squad to register its best first round finish in school history. "Masaya kami kasi first time lang sa history ng Lyceum na second kami sa dulo ng first round," a more than satisfied head coach JC Docto said post-game. Impact rookie Gyle Montano and returning forward Matthew Ragasa also provided a big boost off the bench with the former finishing with 12 points and four rebounds and the latter ending with 10 markers and seven boards. Thanks to that total team effort, LPU wasted no time in moving forward following a close loss to traditional powerhouse San Beda High School last Tuesday. Still, coach JC and his wards know full well they haven't won anything yet. As he put it, "Swak pa rin naman sa goal namin. Ang goal namin, top 1 o top 2 kasi mga nakaraang season, goal namin top 4 tas lagi kaming nabitin." He then continued, "So kailangan pa namin mag-work hard lalo." For the Braves, Adrian Rellama fronted the effort with 13 points, eight rebounds, and four assists while Chris Recto also added 11 markers and six boards. BOX SCORES LPU 81 - Barba 19, Guadana 16, Montano 12, Ragasa 10, Garing 8, Omandac 7, Caduyac 3, Garro 3, Panganiban 3, Dumon 0, Gamlanga 0, Caringal 0, Santos 0, Dejelo 0, Gudmalin 0. ARELLANO 64 - Rellama 13, Recto 11, Nepomuceno 9, Villarante 9, Tolentino 7, Salinel 5, Lopez 4, Lime 2, Sahali 2, Templonuevo 2, Cuenco 0, Sablaon 0, Tan 0. QUARTER SCORES: 22-14, 37-31, 60-50, 81-64. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2019

PVL: Angels take first win, add woes to Water Defenders

PetroGazz rebounded from an opening day loss with a mighty bounce back win over winless BaliPure, 25-22, 25-18, 25-16, on Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Jeanette Panaga and Paneng Mercado led the Reinforced Conference champions’ charge to barge in the win column after absorbing a four-set loss to BanKo last week. The multi-awarded middle blocker Panaga got 16 points coming off 12 attacks, three kill blocks and an ace for the Angels, who outgunned the Water Defenders, 42-24. Mercado had nine markers while Jonah Sabete and Jovielyn Prado combined for 13 points for PetroGazz. Libero Cienne Cruz had 19 digs and 10 excellent receptions for the Angels.        “Siguro mindset lang talaga na well, start na talaga, start na yung tournament. Last time talaga pagdating sa mindset off talaga, makikita mo na di totally naka-focus sa ginagawa last time kaya ganoon kadami nabigay na errors,” said Angels coach Arnold Laniog. “But this time nagi-error pero mga errors na for me is acceptable.” PetroGazz committed 22 errors, eight miscues lesser than in its first outing.   “From last game kasi ang daming error na unacceptable lalo na yung mga simple talaga. Sana magtulu’y-tuloy,” added Laniog.     PetroGazz got a scare early in the third set after trailing, 6-8, before blasting a 14-3 scoring barrage to turn the tables around and blow the game wide open, 20-11. The Water Defenders dropped their second straight match and 12th overall since a winless campaign in the import-laden conference. Grazielle Bombita had 11 points off eight spikes, two kill blocks and an ace for BaliPure while Shirley Salamagos got seven markers.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 18th, 2019

Mapua spreads its wings wider for third win in a row in NCAA 95

Mapua University has flown to even greater heights in the NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament after imposing its will on Jose Rizal University, 83-63, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Laurenz Victoria continued with his scoring tear, pouring in 24 points in this one just as prized rookie Paolo Hernandez turned in his best outing yet with 20 markers, five rebounds, three assists, and two steals. "Si Paolo, talagang alam na naming maaasahan namin," head coach Randy Alcantara said. Just like they have in their back-to-back wins before this game, the Cardinals rode the shoulders of those two just as the Heavy Bombers were rallying late. With their team clinging on to an eight-point edge with under three minutes remaining, Hernandez and Victoria connived for all but two points in a 14-2 finishing kick that eventually ended as a 20-point win - their biggest yet thus far in the tournament. Their biggest win is the latest in a three-game winning streak coming off a 0-5 start to the season. "Three straight wins, we're happy, we're satisfied. Tinrabaho ng players ko 'to," coach Randy said. The frontcourt of Christian Bunag and Warren Bonifacio also pulled their weight for Mapua with the former finishing with 10 points and eight rebounds and the latter ending with eight markers and 10 boards. For the Heavy Bombers, Agem Miranda topped the scoring column with 19 points while rookies Marwin Dionisio and JL Delos Santos also added 14 and 10 markers, respectively. Running out of gas in the endgame, however, they fell to 3-5 in the standings. BOX SCORES MAPUA 83 - Victoria 24, Hernandez 20, Bunag 10, Bonifacio 8, Lugo 7, Gonzales 5, Nieles 5, Serrano 2, Gamboa 2, Aguirre 0, Garcia 0 JRU 63 - Miranda 19, Dionisio 14, Delos Santos 10, Macatangay 5, Amores 4, Arenal 4, Abaoag 4, Steinl 3, Dela Rosa 0, Jungco 0, Aguilar 0 QUARTER SCORES: 14-13, 31-29, 58-46, 83-63 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 16th, 2019

Impact rookies allow Mapua to gun down EAC, go streaking in NCAA 95

All of a sudden, Mapua University has gone streaking in the NCAA 95 Men's Basketball Tournament, adding Emilio Aguinaldo College to its just recently created list of victims via a 76-66 victory, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. The Cardinals actually found themselves in a close contest after two quarters and were only up by one, 35-34, early in the third. It was at that point, though, that they unleashed a terrifying 21-0 tear that blew the game wide open in their favor courtesy of a 56-34 lead late in the quarter. The Generals would not be able to threaten the rest of the way. With the double-digit decision, Mapua has now won its last two games. This, after starting the season with five losses in a row. "Hopefully, makatulong itong dalawang sunod na panalo," first lieutenant Yong Garcia said post-game. "Galing kami sa 0-5, down ang mga bata, pero ang focus lang namin is one game at a time." Just like in their breakthrough win just last Saturday, Laurenz Victoria was key in this one, dropping all but three of his 10 points in their massive surge in the third quarter. He was then flanked by prized rookies Cyril Gonzales and Paolo Hernandez with the former finishing with 13 points and three rebounds and the latter ending with 11 markers, three boards, two assists, and two steals. There's bad news for the Cardinals, however, as, with the decision no longer in question, Jasper Salenga incurred a disqualifying foul. That means he will have to serve a one-game suspension in their next outing opposite Jose Rizal University on Friday. "Disappointed si coach Randy sa last part ng game," coach Yong said, also explaining that head coach Randy Alcantara decided to go directly into the locker room to talk to his wards rather than go to the customary post-win interview. " Ginusto niyang bigyan ng chance yung iba para mabigyan ng confidence, pero 'di naging maganda ang resulta." For EAC, JC Luciano topped the scoring column with 12 points to go along with seven rebounds. At the wrong end of that terrifying tear in the third quarter, however, they absorbed their sixth loss in seven games. BOX SCORES MAPUA 76 - Gonzales 13, Hernandez 11, Victoria 10, Bonifacio 8, Serrano 8, Lugo 7, Garcia 5, Gamboa 4, Salenga 4, Bunag 2, Jabel 2, Nieles 2, Aguirre 0, Dela Cruz 0, Nocum 0. EAC 66 - Luciano 12, Maguliano 10, Gonzales 9, Mendoza 7, Dayrit 6, Tampoc 6, Carlos 5, Taywan 4, Martin 3, Cadua 2, Gurtiza 2, Boffa 0, De Guzman 0, Estacio 0. QUARTER SCORES: 15-10, 35-27, 60-39, 76-66. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2019

Valenzuela the hero as Greenies hand Red Cubs their first loss in NCAA 95

STANDINGS CSB-LSGH 4-1 San Beda 4-1 Arellano 4-1 JRU 4-3 LPU 3-2 Perpetual 3-3 San Sebastian 2-3 Letran 2-4 Mapua 1-4 EAC 1-5 Lennox Valenzuela's floater over the outstretched arms of two defenders proved to be the difference for College of St. Benilde-La Salle Green Hills in their thrilling 99-98 overtime triumph over San Beda High School in the NCAA 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. The Jr. Blazers were chasing down a one-point deficit with 6.6 ticks to go on the clock of the extra period and, with top gun RC Calimag covered, Valenzuela took matters into his own hands - driving from behind the arc to the free throw line before rising for a one-hander that went over the heads of Red Cubs Hans Nicdao and Charles Delfino. Not long after, the ball bounced around the ring and then fell into the net, capping off the defensive-minded guard's 23-point, five-rebound, three-steal, two-assist performance. San Beda still had 2.2 seconds to make something happen, but Delfino's halfcourt heave was too strong. That game-winner scored for CSB-LSGH its third win in a row and fourth overall in five games in the season. Along with that, that game-winner also eventually ended as the first blemish on the once spotless slate of the Red Cubs Valenzuela would not have had the chance for that floater, though, if not for the efforts of Calimag who dropped 15 of his 30 points in the final frame which witnessed the Jr. Blazers' furious fightback. Rookies Jiam Quiambao and Jan Manansala were also key as the former finished with 12 points and four rebounds while the latter ended with 10 markers, nine boards, and three blocks. The green and white have now rolled to the front of the pack - with back-to-back wins against defending champion Mapua High School and then erstwhile league-leader San Beda The Red Cubs retained a share of first, also with a 4-1 standing, even after main man Rhayyan Amsali was limited to just six points in 2-of-10 shooting to go along with six assists and four rebounds as well as seven turnovers. In his stead, Yukien Andrada showed the way with a 21-marker, 10-board double-double. Meanwhile, University of Perpetual Help arrested its three-game slump via a 67-62 victory versus San Sebastian College-Recoletos. Emman Galman top-scored with 23 points, but it was Shawn Orgo who came up clutch in the endgame, scoring five of his 12 points in the last two minutes to shoot the Jr. Altas back into the win column now at 3-3. On the other hand, the Staglets suffered their second straight setback and third overall in five games even after Milo Janao's 20 points and Kim Bulasa's 19 markers. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME CSB-LSGH 99 - Calimag 30, Valenzuela 23, Quiambao 12, Manansala 10, Palencia 9, Arciaga 4, Estil 4, Dimaunahan 3, Macalalag 2, Arguelles 1, Torrijos 1 SAN BEDA 98 - Andrada 21, Pelipel 19, Sanchez 17, Delfino 9, Llarena 9, Amsali 6, Oftana 5, Valencia 5, Pascual 3, Alao 2, Nicdao 2, Perigrina 0 QUARTER SCORES: 23-23, 45-45, 61-67, 86-86, 99-98 (OT) SECOND GAME PERPETUAL 67 - Galman 23, Orgo 12, Cuevas 9, Gelsano 6, Angeles 6, Kawamura 4, Dela Cruz 3, Escalante 2, Manuel 2, Banaticla 0, Nunez 0, Berwite 0, Balazuela 0 SAN SEBASTIAN 62 - Janao 20, Bulasa 19, Darbin 14, Agular 3, Balo 2, Perez 2, Are 2, Concha 0, Lustina 0, Barroga 0, Brizo 0 QUARTER SCORES: 10-23, 24-35, 46-46, 67-62 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2019

Policarpio, Galang team up as Red Robins finally take flight in NCAA 95

STANDINGS San Beda 4-0 Arellano 4-1 CSB-LSGH 2-1 JRU 4-2 LPU 3-2 San Sebastian 2-2 Perpetual 2-3 Letran 2-4 Mapua 1-4 EAC 0-5 At long last, Mapua High School has put it all together in the NCAA 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament, battling back from a 20-point deficit and busting out for a 92-90 come-from-behind triumph over Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Rookie guard Megan Galang came up clutch, firing half of his 16 points in the last five minutes at to boost the Red Robins to their first win after five tries in their title defense. It was Galang who hit the go-ahead jumper from the baseline that put his team on top, 91-90, with 18.4 ticks to go. The defending champions then forced a miss from CJ Saure before their young playmaker was sent to the line where he muffed on the first and made good on the second. The Squires called time for the last chance to win it, but both Andrei Romenez and Joshua Ramirez failed to convert as time died down. When the final buzzer sounded, Mapua was celebrating its breakthrough win in a season that has, thus far, witnessed it working through an adjustment a coaching change as well as absences from key cogs such as Jonnel Policarpio and Anthony Fransman. "Sobrang saya. Feeing ko, nag-champion kami," first-year head coach Yong Garcia said post-game. Now in his second game back from dealing with personal problems, Policarpio yet again proved to be the missing piece for the Red Robins, almost tallying a triple-double with 19 points, 15 rebounds, nine assists, and three blocks. Fransman then had seven points and 13 rebounds while Hector Buenaflor, another long-limbed forward, top-scored with 20 markers and four boards. The defending champions needed all of those to overcome a horrible first half which saw them falling behind by as much as 20, 15-35. "Sinabi ko lang sa kanila na ibigay yung best nila, i-enjoy yung game, pero at the same time, mag-stick sa system namin," coach Yong said, talking about their halftime adjustments. For Letran, Saure was at the head of the scoring column with 21 points on top of 10 rebounds and four assists while Shawn Argente and Romenez chupped in 20 and 17 markers, respectively. Meanwhile, Arellano High School maintained solo second following a decisive 78-70 decision against suddenly struggling University of Perpetual Help. Danren Nepomuceno showed the Braves the way to a fourth consecutive victory after a season-opening defeat with 23 points and four rebounds while Felix Villarante also added 11 markers and four boards. On the other hand, the Jr. Altas lost for the third time in a row after back-to-back wins. Yuki Kawamura topped the scoring column for them with 17 points while Emman Galman had 14 markers, seven rebounds, and three assists of his own. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME MAPUA 92 - Buenaflor 20, Policarpio 19, Galang 16, Castor 12, Echavia 8, Fransman 7, Tadeo 3, Mercado 3, Parinas 2, Lugo 1, So 1, Ejercito 0 LETRAN 90 - Saure 21, Argente 20, Romenez 17, Umali 10, Ramirez 8, Tibayan 6, Lim 4, Santiago 2, Omega 2, Cauguiran 0, Cabal 0, Tolentino 0, Miranda 0, Delas Alas 0 QUARTER SCORES: 14-26, 37-47, 63-71, 92-90 SECOND GAME ARELLANO 78 - Nepomuceno 23, Villarante 11, Lime 9, Tolentino 9, Recto 6, Salinel 5, Cuenco 5, Lopez 4, Sahali 2, Sablaon 2, Tan 2, Templonuevo 0. PERPETUAL 70 - Kawamura 17, Galman 14, Gelsano 11, Orgo 7, Galoy 6, Escalante 5, Banaticla 4, Angeles 2, Ignacio 2, Cuevas 2, Nunez 0, Berwite 0, Manuel 0, Balazuela 0. QUARTER SCORES: 21-17, 43-23, 69-46, 78-70. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2019

NCAA 95: Squires take down formerly undefeated Jr. Altas

STANDINGS San Beda 3-0 LPU 2-0 Perpetual 2-1 JRU 2-1 Arellano 1-1 San Sebastian 1-1 CSB-LSGH 1-1 Letran 1-3 Mapua 0-2 EAC 0-3 Colegio de San Juan de Letran has, at long last, barged into the win column in the NCAA 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament. Not only that, the Squires did it while also sending a statement, toppling erstwhile unbeaten University of Perpetual Help, 70-52, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Gilas Pilipinas Youth forward Joshua Ramirez turned in his best game in blue and red with a 26-point, 10-rebound double-double on top of four assists while CJ Saure also added 18 markers and five boards of his own for their breakthrough win after four games. Letran took control right from tip-off and after a tight first quarter, dominated the middle periods, 38-20. It didn't hurt them either that the Jr. Altas' super scorer Emman Galman was attending to a personal matter and missed his first game of the tournament. Still, that didn't change the fact that the Squires outworked their opponents with 86 attempts from the field as compared to the other side's 65. For Perps, Shawn Orgo topped the scoring column in place of Galman with 14 points. Unable to get into their groove, however, they suffered their first setback after back-to-back wins over defending champion Mapua High School and last year's runner-up College of St. Benilde-La Salle Green Hills. BOX SCORES LETRAN 70 - Ramirez 26, Saure 18, Argente 8, Tibayan 7, Umali 4, Santiago 4, Romenez 3, Miranda 0, Cauguiran 0, Cabal 0, Omega 0, Delas Alas 0, Flauta 0 PERPETUAL 52 - Orgo 14, Escalante 10, Berwite 6, Manuel 6, Galoy 4, Nunez 4, Gelsano 4, Belazuela 2, Cuevas 2, Dela Cruz 0, Kawamura 0, Angeles 0, Ignacio 0, Banaticla 0 QUARTER SCORES: 15-10, 29-15, 53-40, 70-52 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 19th, 2019