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Zamboanga Valientes ready for 3x3 basketball

The Zamboanga Valientes will compete in the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 on October 21 to 30 at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardOct 20th, 2020

Zamboanga Valientes continue legacy

For 20 years, the Zamboanga Valientes MLV, founded by late businessman Lando Navarro, have been supporting Zamboangueño athletes to reach their dreams in their respective sports like basketball, softball, boxing, weightlifting and just recently, 3x3 basketball......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

Valientes MLV make Zamboangueños proud

The Valientes — the only homegrown team in the first ever 3x3 professional Chooks-to-Go league — are hoping to improve their semifinals finish in the second leg starting on Friday. But nonetheless, they made the entire Zamboanga basketball community so proud......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Cavite, Nueva Ecija march forward into NBL Season 3 q finals

Cavite and Nueva Ecija advanced into the quarterfinals of the National Basketball League (NBL) Season 3 Black Arrow Express-President’s Cup after beating separate foes over the weekend. Riordan Jacob Galicia had 27 points, 17 rebounds, and two assists, while Hubert Cani converted 20 points as the Cavite Ballers beat the Laguna Pistons, 102-92, last Sunday at the General Trias Sports Center. Edgie Jejillos had 22 points, and Juancho Tolentino tallied 16 to lift the Nueva Ecija Besprens to an 82-81 win over the Quezon City Defenders last Saturday at the San Leonardo Gym. The Ballers will next phase Group B top-seed La Union Paower, while the Besprens will collide with Group A number one ranked Camsur Express in the quarterfinals slated after two weeks. La Union and Camsur own a twice-to-beat advantage in their series. Meanwhile, the Marikina Best Shoemakers and the Pasig El Pirata won in their knockout matches to advance into the playoffs. Ronald Roy had 23 points and 10 rebounds to give the Best Shoemakers their first win of the season after a 101-97 victory over the Lifenet Corp. Caloocan Executives, as Jaddie Antonio contributed 20 points and the El Pirata won over the Zamboanga Valientes, 86-77. Marikina will go up against the Parañaque Aces, while Pasig will clash with the Muntinlupa Emeralds for a spot in the quarterfinals. The Aces and the Emeralds will have a twice-to-beat advantage......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 9th, 2020

Laguna sullies La Union s once-spotless slate in NBL 3

Laguna handed La Union its first loss, 107-98, in the final day of the elimination round of the National Basketball League (NBL) Season 3 Black Arrow Express-President’s Cup at the University of Baguio Gym. Shin Manacsa had 25 points to lead the Pistons to the victory to cap the eliminations with a 3-3 card in Group B, sealing the fifth-seed in the next round. Romel Doliente had 15 points but the Paower suffered their first defeat to end with a 5-1 record. La Union though took the first spot in Group B and will hold a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals. The Pistons will face Group A fourth-seed Cavite Ballers on March 8 in a crossover playoff round, with the Ballers holding a twice-to-beat advantage. In other games, Edgie Jejillos had 24 points on 5 of 11 shooting from threes as the Nueva Ecija Besprens defeated the Zamboanga Valientes, 96-55, to seal the fourth-seed in Group B. Nueva Ecija will face Group A fifth-seed Quezon City Defenders on March 8 with the Besprens owning a twice-to-beat incentive. Jonathan Del Rosario had 16 points including four triples as the CamSur Express sealed the number one spot in Group A with an 87-84 win over the Taguig Generals. CamSur and Taguig are tied at 5-1 in Group A but the Express will get the top rank in Group A for the quarterfinal round......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2020

Serrano stars in Pampanga s strong start to NBL Season 3

Encho Serrano powered Converge Pampanga Delta to a 100-73 win over Marikina Best Shoemakers last Sunday in the resumption of the National Basketball League (NBL) Season 3 Black Arrow Express-President’s Cup at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando. The La Salle cager from Apalit entertained the home fans with his exploits after he scored 26 points and dished out five assists for the Delta to win their first game of the season in the league for homegrown talents. Jerome Tarucan had 24 points for Marikina but the Best Shoemakers were unable to withstand the Delta attack to fall to 0-2 in Group B of the first conference of Season 3. Meanwhile, Keanu Caballero scored a jumper with 1.8 seconds left to lift reigning champion Taguig Generals to a 73-72 win over the Muntinlupa Emeralds in their first game of their title defense. In games last Saturday at Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex, Joseph Penaredondo had 24 points and 10 rebounds as the Lifenet Corp Caloocan Executives picked up their first win in three games with a 92-88 victory over the Pasig El Pirata in Group A. The El Pirata slipped to 1-2. Shin Manacsa had 26 points and 10 rebounds as the Laguna Pistons improved their record to 2-1 with a 91-87 victory over the Zamboanga Valientes in Group B. The Valientes are still winless in three games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

Pampanga clinches top-seed in NBL 2 playoffs

Pampanga clinched the top spot in the playoffs with a 95-80 win over Zambales Converge last Saturday in the National Basketball League (NBL) Season 2 at Botolan Peoples’ Plaza in Botolan, Zambales. CJ Gania had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Delta to the first-seed in the playoffs as they will have a homecourt advantage until the Finals. Pampanga and reigning champion Paranaque are tied with an 11-3 record but the Delta got the top-seed due to the winner-over-the-other rule. The Delta and the Aces have also clinched the two outright semifinal berths by finishing in the top two. Zambales Converge, meanwhile, completed the cast in the playoffs after beating Imus, 95-79, last Sunday in front of its home fans also at the Botolan Peoples’ Plaza. Allen Fomera had 30 points, as Lyndon Del Rosario added 24 points and 17 rebounds for the Fiber X Men, who improved their record to 9-5. The Fiber X Men clinched the sixth-seed in the playoffs where they will meet Iriga City Oragons in a knockout game for a quarterfinal berth on Sunday. Iriga City clinched the seventh-seed after winning over the Zamboanga Valientes, 97-68, with Paul Guiruela scoring 14 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in the win. Christian Diaz scored the game-winning lay-up as also-ran Quezon City edged Dasmarinas, 81-78. The Rising Stars finished the elimination round with a 6-8 record while also eliminating the Ballers Club from playoff contention. Fifth-seed CamSur will face eighth-ranked Imus in the other knockout game for the quarterfinal spot also on September 1. The winners in the knockout games will face third-seed Taguig or fourth-ranked Laguna in the quarterfinals with the Generals and the Pistons holding a twice-to-beat advantage......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 26th, 2019

Streaking Paranaque ends NBL Season 2 eliminations on a high

Paranaque beat Iriga City, 92-89, to finish the eliminations with a five-game winning streak in the National Basketball League (NBL) Season 2 last Saturday at San Dionisio Gym in Parañaque. Albert Almaden saved the Aces from a collapse, scoring four of the game’s last eight points including the go-ahead putback with 39.9 seconds left that gave his team a 90-89 lead. After leading by as many as 13 points, the Aces trailed, 84-89, but Almaden scored a jumper to cut the deficit to three. Jess Quilatan was unable to complete a three-point play on the next possession, but Almaden picked up the miss and converted the short jumper. JR Galit, who topscored for Parañaque with 21 points, scored two free throws to increase the lead of the Aces to three with 12 seconds left, and the game ended with Eric Bernales missing a three-point attempt for the Oragons. With the win, the Aces extended their winning run and ended their elimination round campaign with an 11-3 card. In other matches, Ardy Dizon had 17 points as the Pampanga Delta won their third straight game after beating the CamSur Express, 102-86, to improve their card to 9-2. Richmond Gilbero scored 12 points to lead the Taguig Generals to a 73-66 win over the Zamboanga Valientes to notch their 10th win in 13 games. In Sunday’s matches, Shin Manacsa had 32 points as the Laguna Pistons notched their ninth win in 13 games with a 107-105 win over the Quezon City Rising Stars. Cliford Castro had 29 points to lift the Dasmariñas Ballers to an 89-82 win over the Zamboanga Valientes to go 8-4 after the match, tying Imus and Zambales at fifth place in the standings......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2019

NBL Season 2: Pampanga destroys Cainta by 101 points

Pampanga gained a share of the lead in the National Basketball League (NBL) Season 2 after a lopsided victory over Cainta, 159-58, last Sunday at San Dionisio Gym in Paranaque. Joseph Francisco had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and Jong Villarente had 20 points in the runaway victory that saw the Delta lead by as many as 106 points. After the victory, the Delta are now tied at first place with the Taguig Generals in the team standings with an 8-2 record. In other results, JR Galit had 22 points as the defending champion Paranaque Aces picked up their third straight win after beating the Zambales Converage Fiber X Men, 99-92, to take third spot with an 8-3 card. Jester Olea had 17 points as the Iriga City Oragons snapped a three-game losing skid with an 81-76 win over the Dasmarinas Ballers to claim their sixth win in 10 outings. Last Saturday, King Fadriquela had 31 points as the Laguna Pistons beat the Bulacan Starks in overtime, 124-118, to bag their seventh win in 11 outings. Lyndon Del Rosario had 28 points as the Zambales Converge Fiber X Men beat the Zamboanga Valientes, 110-86 to take their sixth win in 10 games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2019

Phenoms and Team Gilas Women’s victorious in 3 on 3 tournament

June 29, 2019 (MANILA, Philippines) – Two Philippine Champions emerged victorious at the Red Bull Reign Finals on Saturday, June 29th, 2019, at Kerry Sports Manila in Bonifacio Global City: Men’s Champions Phenom and Women’s Champions Team Gilas Women’s. Both teams advance to the Red Bull Reign Global Finals in Toronto, Canada, this August where they will represent the Philippines against 15 other nations from around the globe. Red Bull Reign is a high-endurance, offense-driven 3-on-3 street basketball tournament that brings the best ballers in the world together. Each game is contested under strict rules inspired by FIBA’s (International Basketball Federation) 3-on-3 rules: Teams consist of 3 players (+1 reserve) age 18 and above Games take place back-to-back on opposite halves of the court The first team to score 21 points or the most points in 10 minutes wins the match In total, fourteen male teams and eight female teams competed this year. Women’s Red Bull Reign Tournament Red Bull Reign 2019 introduced a standalone tournament exclusively dedicated to women. Teams from countries including Russia, United Kingdom, and the Canada held local tournaments to find representatives for the Global Finals. This year’s installment saw several local teams all vying for a spot in the Finals. The opening games took place in the morning and progressed over the course of the day, until only two teams remained: Zamboanga Valientes and Team Gilas Women’s, with the later taking the victory with a final score of 21 – 06. Team Gilas Women’s is comprised of Jack Daniel Animam, Claire Castro, Janine Pontejos and Afril Bernardino. They are members of the Philippines’ national women’s basketball team, with years of experience under their belt. “We train everyday”, says power forward Animam. “We’ve known each other for so long that our teamwork is top notch. And now, it’s a privilege to represent the Philippines in the World Finals in Toronto!” Men’s Red Bull Reign Tournament This year’s men’s tournament began with the Last Chance Qualifier, which saw eight teams from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao compete head-to-head in back-to-back action. Teams Phenom and Philippine Navy, and team J Hoop from Cebu City, crushed the competition to advance to the Semi-Finals together with Team Basilian. Teams Phenom and Basilan both won their respective games to meet in a thrilling finals showdown. With amazing shooting and tenacity, the Phenom edged its competition to a final score of 22-to-19. As three-time Red Bull Reign Philippine Champions, the Phenom this year consisted of former NCAA and PBA D-League players Shaq Alanes, Junjie Hallare, and Micole Sorela. “I’m kinda speechless”, says Sorela. “We didn’t expect to win this, especially against our friends from Team Basilan. So we feel great! We wouldn’t have made it here without the help of our coaches or my awesome teammates.” “Toronto, here we come!” shares Phenom team captain, Bong Pineda, in a statement that echoed Animam’s sentiments. “We’re excited to advance to the World Finals. We’re coming, Toronto!” Reign 2019 Vince Hizon, Tournament Director of Red Bull Reign, shares his thoughts on this year’s tournament. “The fact that this is a qualifier for a world tournament – that makes it a big deal. Red Bull has done an exceptional job in all the sports they’ve participated in, really uplifting sports through these amazing opportunities. But in basketball, they know how passionate the Filipinos are regarding the game.” As the 2019 Red Bull Reign Philippine Champions, Phenom and Team Gilas will represent the country at the Global Finals in Toronto, Canada, this coming August! For more information, please visit: win.gs/redbullreign201.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2019

Tigers, Valientes clash in MPBL opener today

Last season’s runner-up Davao Occidental begins its redemption tour when it clashes with Zamboanga in a battle of South Division teams highlighting the inaugurals of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Season 3 today at the Mall of Asia Arena......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

Imus deals Iriga s first loss in NBL Season 2

Imus handed Iriga City its first loss after a 99-96 victory in overtime last Sunday in the National Basketball League (NBL) Season 2 at the Dominican College Gym in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The Bandila improved their record to 3-2, while sending the Oragons to their first defeat after winning their first four games of the season. Kim Cinco had 26 points including five threes, and Jepoy Sarao had 23 points and 14 rebounds for the Bandila, who bounced back from their overtime defeat against Nueva Ecija in their previous game. Lerry Jhon Mayo had 21 points including the go-ahead basket with 8.7 seconds left in the game as the Taguig Generals defeated the Laguna Pistons, 94-93, to pick up their third win in four outings. Last Saturday, JP Rabe had 23 points and 14 rebounds as the Dasmariñas Ballers nipped the Nueva Ecija Rice Makers, 95-94, to even their record to 2-2. Jeff Comia had 22 points and 10 rebounds as the Quezon City Rising Stars also won their second straight game after defeating the Zamboanga Valientes, 94-82, to improve their mark to 3-4......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 21st, 2019

Laguna sweeps weekend matches in NBL Season 2

Laguna swept its matches over the weekend in the National Basketball League (NBL) Season 2 at the San Leonardo Gym in Nueva Ecija. The Pistons beat the Nueva Ecija Rice Makers, 121-101, last Saturday before coming up with another lopsided win against the Zamboanga Valientes, 107-76, a day later to improve their record to 3-2. Shin Manacsa had 29 points in the Pistons’ win over the Rice Makers, and King Fadriquela contributed 15 points, 10 rebounds, and three steals in their win over the Valientes. In other games over the weekend, the Rice Makers bounced back from their loss to the Pistons by beating the Imus Bandila in overtime, 108-102, last Sunday to improve their mark to 2-2. Joffrey Tadeo had 22 points and 11 rebounds including two free throws that sent the game into overtime before finally taking control in the extra period. Arwin Margallo scored 16 points as the CamSur Express defeated the Bandila, 85-65, last Saturday for their third win in four games......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 30th, 2019

SMBeermen ready for playoffs

With a two-game winning streak behind them, the San Miguel Beermen have finally entered the Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup quarterfinals......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

‘Dark horse’ Valientes eye surprise wins in last leg of Chooks 3x3 tiff

After making it to the semifinals in the first leg and couple of playoff runs the following legs, the Valientes are aiming for the bigger picture: Bringing the grand title to Zamboanga City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Zamboanga Valientes darkhorse in 3x3 tourney

The Zamboanga Valientes MLV is considered to be the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Pilipinas darkhorse in the fifth leg starting on Friday at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Valientes make Zamboanga proud

The Zamboanga Valientes MLV have proven themselves capable of competing in the 3x3 Pilipinas after making it to the semifinal round of the first leg of the first-ever 3x3 professional competition at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna recently......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Zamboanga steps up to challenge in ONE Championship Atomweight Grand Prix

ONE Championship's top atomweight contender Denice Zamboanga is ready to step up to the challenge come the ONE Atomweight World Grand Prix next year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2020

Homegrown Zamboangueños eager to play in Chooks-to-Go s President s Cup

The Valientes will be parading ex-Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player Zamboanguenos Rudy Lingganay, Gino Jumaoas, Darwin Cordero, Das Esa, Arar De Leon, Med Salim and 3x3 veteran Jon Rebollos......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Chooks-to-Go 3x3 bubble tourney ready to fire off

Seven teams headed by title favorite Family’s Brand Sardines-Zamboanga City Chooks have already entered the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna where the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Pilipinas League President Cup will unfold starting next week......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

Pascual ready for any eventuality

Despite the uncertainties of school basketball competitions, graduating San Beda high school guard and former Batang Gilas co-captain Migs Pascual is making sure he’ll be in shape once the NCAA competition restarts......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020