Coach Franz wants Ahanmisi to get that Ritualo swagger for last year in Adamson

Jerrick Ahanmisi has been a shining star for each and every one of his last four years in Adamson University. Still, there remains something missing for him to be the superstar the Soaring Falcons know full well he could be. "Si Jerrick is too nice eh," coach Franz Pumaren answered when asked by fellow coaches Charles Tiu, Paolo Layug, and Anton Altramirano in Coaches Unfiltered about his prized ward. "He's so happy just being part of the team, pero he needs to be a bit cocky." In particular, the multi-titled mentor wants nothing more than to see Ahanmisi taking charge when it matters most for Adamson. "I think ang kailangan niyang i-improve e medyo maging selfish siya, maging assertive siya. Bottom line, down the stretch, he should, at least, ask for the ball," he said. In this light, Coach Franz is going out of his way to, indeed, put a bigger burden on the shoulders of his graduating guard. "When I say cocky, hindi naman ibig sabihin, yung mayabang, ibig sabihin, yung confident. Yun lang naman ang kulang sa kanya e, kailangan lang may konting yabang," he shared. He then continued, "That's one thing we've been trying to develop. Hopefully, this coming season, he'll be the captain ball of our team so more likely, he will start being more assertive." For the brilliant tactician, Ahanmisi actually has footsteps he could and should follow. "One thing I've been telling Jerrick, he should try to get the old games of Renren and watch it. Alam naman natin si Renren kung gaano kakapal ang mukha down the stretch," the former said. Renren Ritualo was the main man in Coach Franz's first few years as head coach and the key cog in De La Salle University's four-peat in that time. Just like Adamson's Filipino-American sharpshooter, he was a tremendous threat from all over halfcourt. All the same, though, Ritualo was a gunslinger who, time and again, came through in the clutch for the Green Archers. And that is exactly what Coach Franz wants to witness from Ahanmisi much, much more. "If you look at history, yung mga players na talagang nag-eexcel sa crunch time, yung sobrang cocky, sobrang confident eh. Ganun din dapat siya," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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GREATEST PERFORMANCES: Kevin Ferrer s UAAP 78 Finals Game 2

University of Sto. Tomas is still longing and desiring for its first championship since 2006. Five years ago, the Growling Tigers came oh so close, but bowed to Far Eastern University in three games. In that game, the black and gold actually led by six inside the last five minutes only to see RR Pogoy and Finals MVP Mac Belo come up clutch for the Tamaraws. In the end, the final score read 67-62 in favor of Morayta. In the end, Pogoy had 14 points to his name, with half coming in the last five minutes, while Belo had for himself 23 markers and eight rebounds. Those two, hands down, outplayed UST's Big 2 of Ed Daquioag and Kevin Ferrer as the former finished with 21 points while the latter ended with just six markers. Of course, Espana would have welcomed more from Ferrer in the winner-take-all Game 3. Unfortunately, the two-way force had an off-game right then and there. Still, the Growling Tigers would not even have been in that position if not for Ferrer's heroics. Back in Game 2, he dropped 29 big points to lift his side to a much-needed 62-56 decision. The skipper was actually limited to a solitary point in the last 10 minutes of that game, but his 24-point eruption in the third quarter made it possible for his side to fight another day. And before his big third quarter, Ferrer was actually struggling, only mustering four points and only making one of his eight attempts from the field in the first half. Still, his and UST's faith never wavered. "Nung halftime, nag-usap kami na i-enjoy lang yung game," he said then. They did just that, with that season's "co-MVP" in particular scoring all but two of his team's 26 points in the third. By his lonesome, he outdid their opponents who only had 11 points in the same timeframe. "Nagpapasalamat lang din ako sa teammates ko kasi binibigyan nila ako ng tiwala," he said. Behind Ferrer, the Growling Tigers mounted a six-point lead entering the final frame - a six-point lead they would be able to protect until the final buzzer. And so, UST and FEU were headed to a winner-take-all Game 3. We all know how that ended. But it still should not be forgotten that, in fact, it was Kevin Ferrer who made that happen. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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PBA: Blackwater holds online contest to create new 'Bossing' logo

The Elite are no more. Instead, Blackwater will use "Bossing" as its new monicker in the PBA, marking the first name change for the Ever Bilena franchise since entering the league in the 2014-2015 season. With that being said, the team is holding an online logo design contest. The name "Blackwater Bossing" must be incorporated in the logo, as well as an image of a body spray bottle. Blackwater's current colors of black, red, gray, and white must be retained too. The team is calling for entries until September 8, with the winner announced the day after. Blackwater is offering P10,000 as cash prize plus another P10,000 worth of team products for one winner.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Grab that ACE 43& quot; LED TV at Shopee 8.8

Filipinos have been generally known as smart buyers, always going for that item which would give them the best value for their money.  .....»»

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Western Union expands in Philippines with Cebuana Lhuillier

Denver---Western Union (NYSE:WU), a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, and Cebuana Lhuillier, the largest and long-tenured micro-financial services provider in the Philippines, have come together to enable customers in the Philippines to send and receive Western Union money transfers......»»

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Doncic triple-double lifts Mavs past Kings

Orlando---Luka Doncic delivered a monster triple-double performance as the Dallas Mavericks bagged their first win of the NBA’s relaunched season in an overtime thriller against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday......»»

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Cruz-Behag, Baron recall De Jesus words of wisdom

De La Salle University head coach Ramil de Jesus is the type of coach who won’t mince his words when addressing his team. If he wants to get his message across he’ll tell it straightforward. No sugarcoating. While some may take it against the mentor, his Lady Spikers understand that it is just how De Jesus wants his players to learn. It is his way of motivating them to be better. Cha Cruz-Behag and Majoy Baron shared on The Collective, how De Jesus’ ‘choice’ words fueled their desire to step up and bring honor to DLSU back in their playing days in the UAAP.      Cruz-Behag recalled how she was challenged by De Jesus.   “Back in Season 68 that was my rookie year. When we finally won that Game 3, nag-champion na kami, we were celebrating. Ang saya-saya. Nakaka-proud,” said Cruz-Behag, who still plays for De Jesus with F2 Logistics in the Philippine Superliga. But the mentor put Cruz-Behag in her place.    “After some time we went back to training. Coach came in and he talked to us rookies and sinabi niya sa amin na kaming mga bata wala kaming karapatan to celebrate and wala kaming karapatan na umastang champion,” Cruz-Behag said. “Kasi langaw lang kami sa likod ng kalabaw.” It stuck in her head. “Para sa akin ang lalim ng dating kasi nga naman ‘di naman talaga kami ‘yung nagtrabaho to earn that championship. It was really our seniors who worked hard for it,” she said. “I took it as a challenge. Gusto ko dumating naman ang panahon na we’re gonna win out own championship. I want to feel that we earned it and we truly deserved it. So di na niya kami tatawaging langaw and magiging promoted na kami to kalabaw,” Cruz-Behag added. Unfortunately, Cruz-Behag had to wait another three years before earning her stripes as DLSU was suspended in Season 69 (2006-07) while she skipped Season 70 (2007-08). Cruz-Behag won her first title in her return in Season 71, won a silver the following year before leading DLSU to back-to-back titles in Seasons 73 and 74 where she was named Finals MVP both times. Meanwhile, Baron was the Lady Spikers’ team captain when De Jesus called their performance as ‘pambarangay’ following a humiliating loss to Adamson in Season 80. “As a captain ina-accept ko na ang pangit talaga ng laro namin that time. Sobrang unacceptable talaga ng loss na yun against Adamson,” said Baron. De Jesus’ statement became a trending topic and drew mixed reactions from volleyball fans. “Medyo na-bash din si coach nun,” recalled Baron. “But for us players we get Coach Ramil eh.” The Lady Spikers understood what De Jesus wanted them to understand. They responded by winning 11 straight wins including a sweep in the Finals to complete the Taft-based squad’s third three-peat and 11th overall crown. As for Baron, she won the Season MVP honors capping off her collegiate career on a high note. De Jesus is quick to call-out the mistakes of his wards, that’s his style. His words may sometimes be harsh. But his statements always serve their purpose......»»

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Team Espejo bests Team Daquis in Mobile Legends showdown

Marck Espejo proved that he is clutch not just in volleyball but also in Mobile Legends as his crew outplayed Team Daquis in crunch time, 3-2, on Wednesday. The 2019 Southeast Asian Games silver medalist showed that he has ice in his veins as he came up with a late double kill to wipe out the Rachel Anne Daquis-led opposing squad in the battle of two Cignal HD Spikers stars. Espejo, who led Cignal to a season sweep of the two-conference Spikers’ Turf last year, and his crew composed of Wendel Miguel and professional ML players Bensanity, Tsajin and RHEA squandered a 2-1 lead and needed some clutch plays in the decider to bag the victory. (Watch the match here) Espejo’s twin kills and Bensanity’s triple kill finished off Team Daquis in the fifth game. Espejo and Miguel displayed great potential during the match as they held their own against pro players. Daquis and Cignal teammate Norielle Ipac also contributed well for Team Daquis, backed by ImbaDeejay, Hadess and Yebmaester, in a gallant stand.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

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Professional Fighters League launches OTT platform

NEW YORK – Professional Fighters League (PFL), the first organization ever to present MMA through a Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship format, today rolled out a new OTT platform, providing fight fans with access to hundreds of hours of premium PFL content wherever they are, with no restrictions. The PFL MMA app is available now for free on Apple TV, Roku, Fire, Android, and iOS devices. “With the launch of our first OTT platform, we’re excited to fulfill the growing global demand for our product by providing fight fans around the world with free access to premium PFL content wherever, whenever and however they want to consume it,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “Professional Fighters League is a media and content company. As we continue to grow, innovate, and reimagine MMA, we have placed an emphasis on engaging fans all year long through impactful storytelling and unprecedented access to the sport, our fighters, and the action inside the cage. As the app continues to evolve, this will especially be a destination for international fans outside the US.”  PFL Unlocks Its Vault – Access Classic Fights On Demand  Professional Fighters League is delivering a full fight library, from classic matchups to million-dollar championship fights, featuring PFL stars such as Kayla Harrison, Ray Cooper and Emiliano Sordi. Fans will also gain access to never-before-seen World Series of Fighting matchups. Relive all the memorable moments in one location, at your fingertips.  Enjoy Original Programming From PFL Studios  In addition to event replays, fans will enjoy original storytelling from PFL Studios, a fully integrated global media division of the Professional Fighters League producing original MMA content for all platforms including television, digital and mobile. Murray drew inspiration for PFL Studios from his time with NFL Films and has assembled a top executive team, including Executive Producer and 16-time Emmy winner George Greenberg and Chief Digital Officer Dan Ghosh-Roy, to lead the effort.  Go Behind-The-Scenes  PFL MMA will feature exclusive, never-before-seen interviews and footage that will provide fans with unprecedented access to the league. Hear from PFL stars like Rory MacDonald and personalities like MMA legend Randy Couture, in addition to celebrity fans.  The league will monetize the OTT platform through sponsorship and advertising opportunities for leading brand partners, in addition to microtransaction purchases for fans tied to gaming and exclusive content.  Professional Fighters League partnered with ViewLift to bring the PFL MMA OTT platform to life. ViewLift offers end-to-end solutions for creating, launching, and monetizing video applications across mobile, over-the-top, connected TV and game consoles. For more info visit and follow PFL on Instagram (@PFLmma), Twitter (@ProFightLeague), and Facebook (/PFLmma)......»»

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NBA LIVE UPDATES - Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Lakers

The NBA season is back!  Live from the NBA Campus at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, the 2019-2020 NBA Season returns to action with 22 teams set to play eight seeding games each to determine post-season berths and positioning!  After locking up the top seed in the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Lakers look to keep their momentum going against the sixth-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder.  Tip off is on Thursday, August 6th at 6:30 AM. Join us for some LIVE UPDATES! .....»»

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Collective conscience in NBA ‘bubble’

Dallas Mavericks scout and former PBA TV analyst Jim Kelly is confident the NBA “bubble” won’t burst at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Lake Buena Vista, near Orlando, because of the “collective group conscience” that binds the league, players, coaches and everyone involved in the season restart......»»

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Spieth chasing Grand Slam and hardly anyone notices

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The spotlight on Jordan Spieth should be bright enough to cut through the marine layer blanketing Harding Park this week at the PGA Championship. Win this major and he joins the most exclusive club in golf with the final leg of the career Grand Slam. Only five other players — Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen — have won all four majors since the Masters began in 1934. This is his fourth chance, and each year becomes more difficult. The longest anyone went from winning the third leg to completing the Grand Slam was three years by Player and Nicklaus. And hardly anyone is talking about it. It's not because Brooks Koepka is trying to become the first player to win the PGA Championship three straight times in stroke play, or because Tiger Woods is going for his record-tying fifth PGA. It's not even because golf has returned amid a coronavirus pandemic that has kept spectators away from a major championship for the first time. Spieth has become an afterthought because he hasn't won since he captured the British Open three years ago. Who would have guessed that? Certainly not the 27-year-old Texan. “If you told me that, I'd probably say that guy is kind of a jerk and I'd walk the other way,” Spieth said with a smile. “But here we are. And I hope to end that as soon as possible.” So much has changed since his last visit to the TPC Harding Park. That was in 2015 for the Cadillac Match Play. Spieth was the newly minted “Golden Child” in golf as the Masters champion. He would win the U.S. Open the following month, miss a British Open playoff by one shot at St. Andrews and be runner-up at the PGA Championship. No one ever made such a spirited bid for the calendar Grand Slam. Now, the world ranking tells the story. Spieth was No. 2 after winning at Royal Birkdale and getting his first shot at the career Grand Slam in the 2017 PGA Championship (he tied for 28th). He was No. 8 in the world going to Bellerive for the PGA Championship the following year (he tied for 12th). He was No. 39 going to Bethpage Black last year. He played in the final group with Brooks Koepka on Saturday, albeit eight shots behind, and fell back quickly. He tied for third. Now he has plunged all the way to No. 62, out of the top 50 for the first time since he was a 20-year-old rookie. More troublesome than not winning is that Spieth has rarely contended. He has not finished within three shots of the lead since his remarkable rally in the final round of the Masters two years ago left him two shots behind Patrick Reed. Is there hope? He has no doubt. Is there a chance at Harding Park? He has experience. “Majors aren’t necessarily totally about form,” Spieth said. “They’re about experience and being able to grind it out, picking apart golf courses. So I feel like I probably have more confidence going into a major no matter where my game is at than any other golf tournament.” Exactly what went wrong is a topic of debate and discussion. He was ill all of December before going into the 2018 season. His alignment got off. His putting, the hallmark of his game, went sideways. And he's been trying to put back the pieces ever since. The last two years he hasn't made it to the Tour Championship. His only real success of late has been a more positive attitude. Spieth used the word “grace” at Colonial, his way of saying he will learn to shrug off mistakes and keep going. “I almost feel at times like the game is testing me a little bit right now,” he said. Last week, he spoke of a shot that hit a tree. Whereas it used to bounce in the fairway, this one went off a cart path and out-of-bounds. The same thing happened at Hilton Head. “I feel like you can look at it a couple ways,” Spieth said. “You can get really upset and complain about it — which I’ve done and that’s not helpful — or you can look at it like, ‘Hey, this is part of the game testing you, and the better you handle these situations, the faster you progress forward.’” Spieth says he is in no hurry. At 27, he has plenty of golf ahead of him in his career. As brilliant as his 2015 season was, he'd like to think his best years are ahead of him. But there's only one PGA Championship this year. One shot at the career Grand Slam. “It's something that I really want,” Spieth said. “It's probably the No. 1 goal in the game of golf for me right now is to try and capture that. I’d love to be able to hold all four trophies.” The way the last three years have gone, any trophy would do......»»

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WHAT IF… Dave Ildefonso stayed in Ateneo

History lesson: As a rookie and then as a sophomore, Dave Ildefonso was the main man of National University. The 6-foot-3 swingman made an immediate impact by putting up per game counts of 15.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists as a rookie. He only built on those with averages of 17.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.1 steals in his sophomore season. Safe to say, Ildefonso made the most out of his moment as the most prized prospect in recent history for the blue and gold. And, to this day, he does not regret moving from Katipunan to Sampaloc. This, even though Ateneo de Manila University head coach Tab Baldwin memorably made it a point to make the scoring wing "rethink his decision" in their first meeting. In response, Ildefonso said then that he stands by his decision. Right decision as it may have been, his individual brilliance in National U, unfortunately, did not translate into team glory. In his first year, the son of Philippine basketball legend and school great Danny Ildefonso saw his squad stand at 4-10 at the end of eliminations. The next year was not that much better as the Bulldogs struggled to a 2-12 standing. Not long after, with a coaching change in the offing, Ildefonso announced that he was transferring to Ateneo - or, more accurately, coming home to the Blue Eagles' nest. Now 20-years-old, he will have to sit out UAAP 83 before being eligible for the blue and white in Season 84. Did you ever think, though, what would have happened if he never left, and would have never had to come home in the first place? What if Ildefonso just moved on up from Ateneo Jrs. to Srs.? If he did, he would be joining a team already loaded at the wings with Thirdy Ravena, Mike Nieto, Gian Mamuyac, Adrian Wong, Aaron Black, and BJ Andrade. As a rookie for the Blue Eagles, he would not even come close to the 27.6 minutes he actually got in National U. If so, his impact would have been still much-welcome for the blue and white, but more or less negligible to just about everybody else. Still, he would have been part of a terrific team that won it all for the second straight season. Then with Anton Asistio graduating, Black moving on, and Raffy Verano and Jolo Mendoza being sidelined, he would then be given a bigger burden in accordance with Ateneo's "next man up" philosophy. And, without a doubt, with Ildefonso, the Blue Eagles have yet another weapon in its arsenal for its triumphant march towards a historic season sweep. In this light, he would have been a champion for all of his last three seasons - one in the Jrs. and two in the Srs. And then he would enter Season 83 as one of Coach Tab's main men alongside SJ Belangel, Ange Kouame, and Dwight Ramos. For sure, Ildefonso would still shine like a star if he would have stayed in Ateneo. It would just have taken more time for him to do so. That, after all, is one of his reasons for committing to the Bulldogs in the first place. "Isipin mo, si SJ, limited minutes. Kung nag-stay ako dun, mas lalo na ako, mas limited," he said then, when the two of them were prized rookies. Indeed, the heavy minutes and the heavy workload would not have been there for Ildefonso if he would have decided to move on up from the Blue Eaglets to the Blue Eagles. At the same time, though, two championships would have been there for him. And that would have been the exact opposite of what had actually happened. The story is far from over, however, as Ildefonso has a golden opportunity to have the best of both worlds. He already is a shining star after two years standing out for National U. And now, he will still be doing so, just for an Ateneo championship juggernaut that is not going away anytime soon. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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Labella orders review of Cebu City’s 2020 budget to identify ‘unused’ money

CEBU CITY, Philippines — On the instructions of Mayor Edgardo Labella, Cebu City’s local finance committee has asked the heads of the different offices at City Hall to go over their allocation for 2020 and identify unused funds. Councilor Ramond Alvin Garcia, the committee head, said they wanted to identify possible sources of funds that […] The post Labella orders review of Cebu City’s 2020 budget to identify ‘unused’ money appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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No 'horror stories' in sports as GAB takes careful approach amid pandemic

The Games and Amusements Board is all for having sports return in the Philippines this year. However, the GAB is also all-in for doing things right to lessen the risks involved especially since COVID-19 is still around. "We don't want any horror stories in professional sports," GAB Chairman Baham Mitra said during a recent Philippine Sportswriters Association forum. "That's why we're anticipating the possible problems and doing everything we can to make sure na it will be safe," he added. Most of the world's sports leagues shut down in March due to the pandemic. Locally, the PBA officially suspended its season last March 11 after only one game in the 2020 Philippine Cup. Since that time however, leagues have returned in some parts of the world. The NBA has returned and is about three games into its official seeding games before the playoffs begin. With examples set in other countries, the GAB is hopeful that local leagues can open shop soon as well, under safe circumstances of course. "A lot of us have been in their homes for the longest time. Watching the resumption of sports in other countries, we're not only envious but we're also gigil to have it resume here," Mitra said. "Ang feeling ko nag-resume na sa ibang bansa, bakit dito hindi? Kung kaya nila, mas kaya ng Pinoy. Looking at the other countries in terms of sports, no audience. Ganun din tayo," he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Duterte: No money for food, aid if Enhanced Community Quarantine declared

The group's request was only granted partially as Metro Manila and the four provinces were only placed under MECQ, not the strictest enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), wherein only essential sectors and selected businesses can operate......»»

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Back to ECQ? ‘We no longer have money’

The government cannot afford to enforce another lockdown in Metro Manila, as resources are no longer enough to provide food and financial aid to affected communities, President Duterte said......»»

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Fil-Am Robertson makes NHL debut

Filipino-American Nicholas Robertson made his debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League on Monday. Robertson saw action on ice for 12 and a half minutes in the Maple Leafs’ losing effort against the Columbus Blue Jackets, 0-2, in Game 1 of their best-of-five qualifying round series. The 18-year-old forward from Arcadia, California, who was drafted by the team with the 53rd overall pick in 2019, logged in one shot on goal.    Cam Atkinson scored early in the third period while Joonas Korpisalo preserved a clean sheet as he stopped 28 shots in his first playoff start for the Blue Jackets’ shutout win. Korpisalo, who got the nod over rookie Elvis Merzlikins, neutralized one of the NHL's highest scoring teams. Atkinson's snap shot from the top of the right circle went under Toronto veteran goalie Frederik Andersen’s right arm 1:05 into the third. Alexander Wennberg sealed the win with an empty-netter with 19 seconds remaining. Andersen had 34 saves for the Maple Leafs. The teams opened their series as part of the league's 24-team relaunch to its pandemic-halted 2019-20 season. The game was played at empty Scotiabank Arena in the NHL's return following a 142-day absence. The Leafs are trying to advance past the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 2004. They are coming off consecutive first-round, seven-game playoff losses to the Boston Bruins. The Leafs were eighth in the Eastern Conference at 36-25-9, while the Blue Jackets were ninth with a 33-22-3 mark. With a report from the Associated Press.....»»

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Jeron Teng s 104-point high school game? He only made one 3-pointer

Jeron Teng's early introduction to mainstream Philippine basketball came in 2011. As a high school star for Xavier, Jeron scored a cool 104 points in a 164-74 victory over Grace Christian College in the Tiong Lian Tournament. Teng's 104 points were done the hard way too. He only made one three-point shot during the whole game. "Noong high school, di ako nag-three points, more of drive talaga," Jeron said during an appearance on 2OT. "Pagka-rebound, more of court-to-court na," he added. Jeron's full stat line for Xavier during that 2011 game was 104 points on 37/70 from the field and just 1/5 from deep. Teng likewise had 24 rebounds and six steals in 35 and a half minutes of play. He also went to the line to shoot 34 free throws, making 29 of them. At the time, Teng said his confidence was sky high after a stint with the RP Youth Team under coach Eric Altamirano. "Malaking factor din kasi, that year I came from playing in the national team," he said. "Mataas yung morale ko, mataas confidence ko. Pagbalik ko sa Xavier, parang one level higher na ako against sa competition," Jeron added. Jeron's 104-point game in 2011 made him a high-class recuit in college. He eventually went to La Salle and won Rooke of the Year in 2012. By his second season, he led the Green Archers to the UAAP championship. Jeron added another UAAP title in his final year at Taft, which then boosted his stock in the PBA Draft where he was selected fifth in 2017 by the Alaska Aces. "That day was really special," Jeron said. "I just felt everything was going my way that time, all my shots were going in," he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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DID YOU KNOW? Jema Galanza was supposed to play for FEU

Jema Galanza is one of the best examples of a well-rounded player. A high-flyer and power-hitter with high volleyball IQ as well as superb floor defense, Galanza was a true gem during her stint with Adamson University in the UAAP. Although the Lady Falcons only saw one semifinals appearance during her tenure as Adamson’s top hitter, it didn’t diminish the luster of Galanza’s name as one of the school’s top volleyball aces. However, Adamson almost missed the chance to recruit the Laguna native. Apparently, the now 23-year old Creamline star was initially interested to play for another UAAP squad. Galanza shared on Volleyball DNA that she wanted to play for Far Eastern University. “Sa totoo po talaga, FEU po talaga dapat ako. Fan po ako ng FEU dati, nu’ng time pa po nina Ate Rachel [Anne Daquis]. Kasi nanonood kami [ng games nila] sa San Juan pa po dati talagang punung-puno,” said Galanza, who added that she’s been a big fan of the Lady Tamaraws since grade school. The former national team member added that her volleyball coach father, Jesse, and the then FEU mentor the late Nes Pamilar were actually friends. “Ang father ko close siya kay Coach Nes nu’ng time na ‘yun. Eh si Coach Nes nga rin po ang coach [ng FEU] nu’ng time na yun,” said Galanza. “Nagkakausap po sila. And nagpa-Palaro na rin ako nun and nakakausap ni Tatay si coach Nes.” Galanza was committed to join Pamilar after graduating from San Pedro Relocation Center National High School. However, Pamilar was replaced by Shaq Delos Santos in Season 74 – a year before Galanza graduated from high school.    “Pero kaya po ako napapunta sa Adamson kasi nu’ng time nag a-graduate na po ako ng high school nagkaroon ng problema sa FEU kasi nawala si Coach Nes,” said Galanza. “Nu’ng saktong araw po na yun na may laro rin ang FEU bigla pong dumating yung manager ng Adamson sa bahay namin.” Without any second thought, Galanza grabbed the opportunity to play for the Lady Falcons. “Kami naman po ng family ko ang gusto lang naman namin siyempre free ang tuition fee kasi gusto talaga naming makatapos lang naman,” said Galanza. “At least may titirahan, may pagkain and may sapat na allowance OK na po ‘yun.” Looking back, Galanza believes that it was her fate to spread her wings as a Lady Falcon. “Para sa kanila talaga ako kasi bigla ngang nagkaroon ng prolema sa FEU. Eh si coach Nes nga ang kadikit ko po doon. Nu’ng wala na si Coach Nes talagang nagbuo din sila ng bagong team, bagong coach. So baka mahirapan ako kung magbabago rin so sa ibang school na lang,” she said.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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