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03-28-2006, 02:21 PM
Class '98 routs '99 in CECABA hoopfest
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 03/28/2006

Cokaliong Shipping '98 dominated the game from start to finish to demolish Cebu Pacific Transport '99, 83-63, in the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 8th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup last Sunday at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

In the second game, Big Boss '96 won by forfeiture over Juvis Marketing 2003 to top Division I with a 9-1 win-loss record.

Elvis Evagelista had another solid game finishing with 25 points on top of 13 rebounds and four steals, while Robinsyon Yap was equally impressive with 21 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks, three steals and two assists as Class '98 wound up its elimination round campaign at No.5 spot with a 6-4 slate.

After racing to a 39-30 lead at halftime, Class '98 pummeled Class '99 in the remaining two quarters with a variation of inside and outside attacks for the 20-point blowout.

Albert Uy topped Class '99 with 23 points, while Genseric Rowie Tan and Lawrence Lauron cashed in 15 and 12 markers, respectively, in a losing cause.

Class '99 also ended the qualifying phase with a 6-4 card, but was relegated to sixth spot by Class '98 by virtue of winner-over-the-other rule.

The scores
Class 1998 (83) - Evangelista 25, Yap 21, So 8, Millan 8, Co 8, Plaza 7, Escoton 6
Class 1999 (63) - Uy 23, G. Tan 15, Lauron 12, Yap 8, Ang 4, T. Tan 1

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04-01-2006, 09:23 AM
Class '67/83 dethrones '92 in CECABA hoop
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 04/01/2006


Chester Enterprises '67/83 pulled one big surprise as it dethroned last year's Division I champion Asia Surplus and Tires '92 in overtime, 64-61, in their sudden-death duel to clinch the last quarterfinal spot in the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 8th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup on Thursday at the Cityt Sports Club Cebu gym.

Facing no tomorrow, the merged forces of Class '67/83 dug deep in the extra-five minute period to join early qualifiers Young Builders '91 (6-1), Armour Wood '81/85 (6-1) and Eco-Tech Appliance '84/87 (4-4) into the next round while sending Class '92 into a timely summer vacation.

Dewfoam '88 and Asian Home Appliance '93 earned automatic berths into the semifinal phase for emerging as elimination round topnotches with identical 7-1 win-loss slates.

Stephen Tan topscored with 19 points on top of 10 rebounds four assists,two steals and two blocks, while the ageless Zotico Tan poured in 16 points, including six in the extension that buoyed Class '67/83 to a crucial victory.

Class '67/83 was in full command most of the way and even took a 10-point edge, 51-41, heading into the final canto, but Class '92 rallied back in the closing minutes to threaten at 52-55 with less then a minute left to play.

Class '83 could have sealed the victory in the dying seconds, but Cesar Ting muffed a potential game-clinching basket.

In the ensuing play, Class '92 top center Ryan Order hit a booming 3-pointer to knot the count at 55-all. They could have stole the win, but Richard Lanutan missed a layup with six seconds left in the regulation, thus, the overtime.

As Class '92 was apparently consumed by fatigue factor, the spirited Class '67/83 conjured all extra energy they could muster and interestingly, they got it from the oldest player in the league - the 59-year-old Zotico Tan, who delivered the killer blows on Class '92.

Ting added 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals, while Christopher Cokaliong chipped in nine points, six rebounds and two steals for Class '87/83, which will face next the twice-to-beat Class '91.

While Class '67/83 was hardly affected by the absence of ace defender Edwin Lim, Class '92 felt the ill effects playing without its top scorer in Mitchel Diputado.

Ordes stepped up in Diputado's absence with 14 points and 18 rebounds for Class '92, Warren William Yu cashed in 12 points and 14 rebounds, while Lanutan and Michael Lim combined for 24 points in a losing cause.

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04-04-2006, 09:06 AM
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Hannah’s ousts Class ’99, bags Cecaba semi s seat

The third-ranked Hannah’s Cakes and Decors 2004 hammered out a 72-63 victory to oust the sixth-seed Cebu Pacific Transport ’99 and advance to the semifinal round in the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association’s 8th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup last Sunday at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

In the other game, Cokaliong Shipping Lines ’98 lived to fight for another day after escaping with a 67-65 win over the twice-to-beat JRJ Enterprises 2000. Thus, Class ’98 meets Class 2000 anew on April 9 in a sudden-death duel for a semis berth.

Christian Espada unloaded a game high 20 points, half of which he made in a sizzling 29-12 run in the second quarter that turned Class 2004’s 14-17 deficit into a 14-point advantage at halftime, 43-29.

Class ’99 rallied in the third canto, 18-13, but Class 2004 neutralized its opponent in the closing minutes of the game to march into the next round without any hitch. Danel Hayag and Aljhune Areja backed up Espada with 12 points apiece, while Eliot Emerson Uy added 10 markers for Class 2004.

Ruben Yap Jr. and Genseric Rowie Tan connived for 39 points for Class ’99.

In the nightcap, Elvis Evangelista erupted with 22 points and Robinson Yap added 17 markers to help Class ’98 forge a rubbermatch with Class 2000. The two protagonists figured in a hill-to-hill battle the entire game, with Class ’98 taking just a two-point edge, 67-65, with less than a minute left to play.

Overtime

Class 2000 could have forced overtime, but top gunner John Brian Lo muffed a potential game-tying layup with five seconds to go. Lo fired a game-high 24 points, but got only solid support from Alfie Romero Chua with 11 points as Class 2000 faltered in clinching an outright semis spot.

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04-08-2006, 10:09 AM
Class '67/83, '95 stay alive in CECABA
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 04/08/2006

Chester Enterprises '67/83 and Rocket Battery '95 gunned down their twice-to-beat foes in contrasting fashion to keep their flickering semifinal hopes alive in the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 8th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup on Thursday at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

Showing an admirable fighting spirit, the sixth-seed Class '67/83 escaped with a 62-60 victory over two-time Division I finalist Young Builders '91, while the seventh-ranked Class '95 blasted the second-seeded Dendramil Merchandizing '94, 62-50.

This marks for the first time in league history that lower-seeded teams forged do-or-die games over their higher-ranked rivals. For the record, four out of six lower-ranked squads stayed alive in the quarterfinal round.

The collision between Class '67/83 and Class '91 was a spine-chiller. The Chester Enterprises-backed squad led most of the way until Class '91 caught up with them in the final canto and grabbed the lead twice, the last was at 60-59 with less than a minute left in the game.

The ageless Zotico Tan, however, converted a crucial shot to put Class '67/83 back in front, 61-60. Resil Yu made it 62-60 after splitting his charities with nine ticks left before the final buzzer.

In the ensuing play, Class '91's Tommy Yu fired a 3-point shot, but the ball bounced off the rim. Still, lady luck smiled at them as Juan Borromeo Jr. grabbed the offensive rebound, but couldn't make any miracle as he flubbed a potential game-tying shot as the time expired.

Cesar Ting became Class '67/83's surprise package as he topped with 17 points. Zotico Tan added 12 points, while Christopher Cokaliong contributed 10 markers to offset Stephen Tan's season-low seven points.

Later, Archie Gue netted 15 points, while Dean Dy Teves and Raymond Gollon combined for 21-point output for Class '95, which never looked back after taking a double-digit advantage at the turn, 29-19.

Class '67/83 and Class '95 will collide anew with their respective opponents in a pair of sudden-death matches on April 20, with the winners marching into the semifinal phase.

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04-11-2006, 04:01 PM
Double thriller: Class 2000 edges '98 in 2OT; '81/85 ousts '84/87 in overtime to reach CECABA semis
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 04/11/2006

The spectators of last Sunday's pair of sudden-death quarterfinal matches at the City Sports Club Cebu gym literally found themselves inside a suspense theater, with one game going into extra period overtime and the other lasting in double overtime.

JRJ Enterprises 2000 dug deep in two overtimes to repulse Cokaliong Shipping '98, 93-86, while Armour Wood '81/85 need a five-minute extension before disposing off Eco-Tech Appliance '84/87, 77-70, to march into the semifinals of the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 8th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup.

It was a heartbreak of a loss for Class '98 as victory was imminent when it led by a hairline, 74-73, and Gerald Plaza was fouled by Oliver Boltron with one-tenth of a second left in the regulation period.

However, Plaza, in a fit of anger, reacted negatively to the foul by inciting Boltron to a fistfight, prompting the referees to throw Plaza of of the game.

Worse, Class '98's Virgilio Escoton missed what could have the insurance free throws. On the other side of the court, Boltron of Class 2000 split his charities off Plaza's technical foul to forge a 74-all deadlock, thus, the first overtime.

The two squads once again engaged in an air-tight battle resulting into an 80-all standoff for the second overtime.

Capitalizing on it fresher legs, Class 2000, behind the fully-charged Phil Marvin Lausa, bombarded the fagged out Class '98 with a 13-6 run in the second overtime to wrap up one of the most exciting games in CECABA history.

Lausa poured 10 of his topscoring 22 points in two overtimes even as five other players submitted twin figures for Class 2000 in a show of great teamwork.

Rodnie Ocarol donated 15 points, Michael Lloyd Tan 13, Charles Henry Kua 12 and Alfie Romeo Chua 11. Their efforts were more than enough to offset the season-low 11-point output by its top gunner John Brian Lo.

Lo was hounded by foul trouble in the first half, enabling Class '98 to crawl back from an 17-point deficit in the second quarter and even grab the lead, 57-54, after three quarters.

Elvis Evangelista scattered 30 points and Rex Millan posted a season-high 25 points, but their efforts went futile as Class '98 proceeded to the exit.

In the other game, Class '81/85 overhauled a 15-point deficit in the third quarter and then toiled hard in the extension to terminate Class '84/87, behind a scintillating 31-point show by Joel Chan.



Stephen Lee backed up Chan with 18 points, while Wilson Yu and Edvin Kaw contributed 14 and 10 markers, respectively, for Class '81/84, which now joined Class '88 and Class '89/93 in the next round.

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04-20-2006, 10:12 AM
Class '96, '89/93 score in CECABA semis
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 04/20/2006

Defending champion Big Boss '96 and Asian Home Appliance '89/93 posted contrasting victories at the start of the semifinal round in the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 8th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup on Tuesday at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

Class '96 pummeled Hannah's Cakes and Decors 2004 from start to finish en route to a 76-60 romp, while Class '89/93 dug deep at crunchtime to turn back Dewfoam '88, 64-60.

Tonight, a pair of sudden-death quarterfinal matches will be contested, with Young Builders '91 taking on Chester Enterprises '67/83 in the first game at 7:30 pm and Dendramil Merchandizing '94 clashing with Rocket Battery '95 in the main dish at 9 pm. The winners will march into the semis.

Mark Ryan Babor and Emmanuel Baron each had 15 points and Dreyfuss Ang contributed 11 markers as Class '96 relentlessly pounced on Class 2004 for three quarters to come up with a 16-point advantage, 59-43, entering the final canto. The younger graduates were in complete mess from thereon.

Class 2004 was badly hurt by the absence of top gunner Christian Espada who did not show up in the game.

Aljhune Areja and Danel Hayag stepped up in Espada's absence with a combined 33-point output, but their efforts went in vain.

Earlier, Ryan Alexis Mendez scattered a season-high 24 points, while Allan Leith Ting added 17 for Class '89/93, which trailed most of the way until Mendez and Wilby Tan presided over a tide-turning run in the final stretch.

Down by eight points at the end of the third period, 43-51, Mendez made six points and Tan scored all his seven points in a decisive 21-9 endgame attack that catapulted Class '89/93 to a come-from-behind triumph.

Erwin Yu topped Class '88 with a season-best 23 points, while Richard Yu and Rey Kenneth Ng cashed in 13 and 11 markers in a losing cause.

It was a heart-rending setback for Class '88 as it led by as much as 17 points in the third quarter.

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04-22-2006, 10:17 PM
Class '95 ousts '94 in CECABA shocker
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 04/22/2006

The seventh-ranked Rocket Battery '95 sprung one major surprise as it ousted the second-seed Dendramil Merchandizing '94, 72-69, to advance into the semifinal round of the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 8th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup on Thursday at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

In the other sudden-death duel, Young Builders '91 went strong in the first half to terminate Chester Enterprises '67/83, 79-70, and complete the four-team semifinal cast in Division I with Dewfoam '88, Asian Home Appliance '89/93, and Armour Wood '81/85.

Donald Anthony Ting did a one-man wrecking crew, pouring in 16 of his topscoring 28 points in the second half for Class '95. When his teammates ran out of bullets when they needed it most, Ting came up with timely answer to every offensive of Class '94.

Raymond Gollon and Archie Gue each contributed 10 points to back up Ting and at the same time offset the absence of one of their top gunners in Joseph James Yu.

It was an air-tight battle all the way highlighted by a 50-all deadlock at the end of the third period.

In the closing minutes of the game, Class '95 played with grace under heavy pressure on the way to pull off one of the biggest upsets in the league this season.

Thus, Class '95 became the only one out of the five teams that forged do-or-die games over their higher-ranked foes to withstang the tough test and breeze through the next round.

Class '95 joined defending champion Big Boss '96, JRJ Enterprises 2000, and Hannah's Cakes and Decors 2004 in the Division II semis phase.

Anwar Satina unloaded 14 of his game-high 33 points in the fourth quarter, but his tag partner Wellington Yu was handcuffed to only 14 points as the heavily-favored Class '94 unexpectedly went into a timely summer vacation.

Earlier, Tommy Yu had 24 points, while Juan Borromeo Jr. and Kevin Co fired 12 markers apiece for Class '91, which used a fierce 44-32 attack in the first half to baffle Class '67/83 the rest of the way and stave off early elimination.

The ageless Zotico Tan tossed in a season-high 27 points, 14 in the fourth period, but got only support from Stephen Tan with 14 as Class '67/83 proceeded to the exit.

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04-27-2006, 08:01 AM
Class 2004 reaches division finals in CECABA
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 04/27/2006

Hannah's Cakes and Decors 2004 went through extra period before disposing off Rocket Battery '95, 84-77, to clinch a finals seat in Division II of the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 8th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup on Tuesday night at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

In the other game, Armour Wood '81/85 kicked off its semifinal bid with a 71-57 thrashing of Asian Home Appliance '89/93.

Four players scored in double figures led by Danel Hayag with 21 points as Class 2004 assured itself of at least a tie for the Division II finals berth with a 2-1 win-loss record.

Hayag was heavily backed up by Rodney Co with 17 points, and Christian Espada and Aljhune Areja, who finished with 16 and 15 markers, respectively.

After a 69-all deadlock at the end of the regulation period, Class 2004 banked on its fresher legs and quickness to finish off Class '95 with a 15-8 run in the extension.

Donald Anthony Ting fired a game-high 27 points, 17 in a 23-15 first quarter rally, but his efforts went for naught at Class '95 started its semifinal campaign on a wrong foot.

Earlier, Class '81/85 showed great team effort in pulling of a 14-point rout of Class '89/93, behind 23 points from cat-quick playmaker Stephen Lee.

Joel Chan added 19 points, while Wilson Yu and Edwin Kaw connived for 26 points for Class '81/85, which ripped the game apart with a 54-40 edge entering the final quarter. The Armour Wood-backed squad never looked back from thereon.

Allan Leith Ting finished with 18 points but was the only double digit scorer as Class '89/93 absorbed its first semis defeat in two starts.

The scores

First game

Class '81/85 (71) - Lee 23, Chan 19, W. Yu 14, Kaw 12, J. Yu 2, Aberia 1

Class '89/93 (57) - A. Ting 18, Mendez 8, Ng 8, Tan 6, Chua 6, Chiang 4, Ong 4, Lauron 2, E. Ting 1

Second game

Class 2004 (84) - Hayag 21, Co 17, Espada 16, Areja 15, Uy 6, Sypongco 6, Mamac 3

Class 1995 (77) - D. Ting 27, Yu 11, Gue 10, Ho 7, Ong 7, Tiu 5, Angcay 4, Gollon 4, Co 2

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04-29-2006, 08:31 AM
Class '81/85 and 1996 beat foes in CECABA cagefest
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 04/29/2006

Armour Wood '85 and defending champion Big Boss '96 coasted to their second straight wins in the semifinal round and in the process ousted their respective foes in the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 8th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup on Thursday night at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

Class '85 kicked Dewfoam '88 put of contention via a 55-45 decision, while Class '96 unleashed a furious offensive storm in the second half to devastate JRJ Enterprises 2000, 85-61.

Games tomorrow
(City Sports Club)
1:30 pm 1995 vs. 1996
3:00 pm '89/93 vs. 1991

With their victories, Class '85 and '96 are already assured of at least a tie for a finals berth in their respective divisions. They just need one more win to formalize their entry into the championship round.

Joel Chan topscored with 18 points, while Edvin Kaw and Stephen Lee each posted 11 markers for Class '88, which piled up a 11-point lead after three quarters, 45-34, and wisely used it as a buffer to pin down Class '88.

Rey Kenneth Ng posted a season-best 16 points, but couldn't make a difference as Class '88 bowed out of the tournament with a 1-2 slate in the semis. The missing link was top gunner Erwin Yu who was held off to a season-low five points.

In the main game, Rogelio Donayre scattered a season-high 24 points, Shaun Christopher Wang had 19 points, while Franklin Neil Ong and Gerald Chua combined for 21 points as Class '96 stepped into the threshold of Division II finals.

Class '96 led by only seven at halftime, 40-33, but detonated a 24-13 bomb in the third period before formally knocking out Class 2000 with a 21-15 run in the payoff period.

Karl Christian Lausa had 14 points, while John Bryan Lo added 12 markers for Class 2000, which already went to the exit.

The scores
First game

Class '81/85 (55) - Chan 18, Kaw 11, Lee 11, W. Yu 6, J. Yu 4, Tio 3, Wong 2

Class 1988 (45) - Ng 16, R. Lim 11, R. Yu 9, E. Yu 5, Po 2, Ong 2
Second game

Class 1996 (85) - Donayre 24, Wang 19, Ong 11, Go 10, Chua 7, Baron 6, Ang 4, Babor 2, Tan 2

Class 2000 (61) - Lausa 14, Lo 12, Kua 9, Chua 7, Boltron 6, Ocarol 5, Mercadal 4, Tan 4

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05-02-2006, 10:00 AM
Class 89/93 reaches div. Finals in CECABA cagefest
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 05/02/2006

Asian Home Appliance '89/93 terminated Young Builders '91 via a 68-67 cliffhanger to advance into the division finals of the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 8th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup last Sunday at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

Thus, Class '89/93 set up a best-of-three showdown with Armour Wood '81/85 for the Division I crown.

Today's clash between Class '81/85 and '91 has been reduced to a non-bearing game as the latter is already out of contention with a 0-2 slate in the semis.

Surprisingly, Class '89/93 booted out Class '91 without its ace player Allan Leith Ting.

Ken Richard Ng stepped up bigtime in Ting's absence to finish with 19 points, followed by Wilby Tan with 15. Ryan Alexis Mendez and Henry Chua chipped in 10 markers apiece.

Class '89/93 trailed by four at halftime, 32-28, but was in control after it wrested the driver's seat, 49-47, entering the final period.

In the other game, Rocket Battery '95 kept its finals hope alive in Division II after it escaped with a 68-63 victory over defending champion Big Boss '96.

With a 1-1 record, Class '95 is not off the hook yet as it still needs to defeat JRJ Enterprises 2000 in their 9 pm encounter today to march into the finals. If ever Class '95 loses, it will be Hannah's Cakes and Decors 2004 which will advance into the championship round.

The scores

First game

Class 1995 (68) - Ting 20, De Teves 15, Gue 9, Ong 8, Yu 8, Chica 3, Co 2, Tiu 2, Arjona 1

Class 1996 (63) - Donayre 14, Wang 12, Baron 10, Go 8, Ang 5, Babor 5, Alinson 3, Ong 3, Chua 2, Pelaez 1

Second game

Class '89/93 (68) - Ng 19, Tan 15, Chua 10, Mendez 10, Ong 9, Ting 5

Class 1991 (67) - Borromeo 16, Yu 16, Go 11, De la Torre 10, Co 8, Lim 4, Ty 2

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05-05-2006, 07:26 AM
CECABA division finals blast off this pm
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 05/04/2006

Four teams slug it out today at the start of the best-of-three division finals series of the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 8th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

In the first game at 7:30 pm, Armour Wood '81/85 tangles with Asian Home Appliance '89/93 for the Division I crown, right before defending champion Big Boss '96 tackles Rocket Battery '95 at 9 pm in their own race-to-2 showdown for the Division II title.

Class '95 barged into the division finals courtesy of a win by default over a no-show JRJ Enterprises 2000.

Actually, Class '95 and '96 figured in a three-way tie with Hannah's Cakes and Decors 2004 on identical 2-1 slates at the end of the semifinal round.

However, Class '95 and '96 earned the right to clash for the championship by virtue of their superior tiebreak points applying the traditional Olympic quotient system. Class 2004 was badly hurt by its 60-76 loss to Class '96.

Class '81/85, on the other hand, completed a three-game semis sweep after pulling off a spine-chilling 85-84 victory over Young Builders '91.

Edvin Kaw topped Class '81/85 with a season-best 28 points, while Joel Chan and Stephen Lee chipped in 26 and 15 markers, respectively.

Tommy Yu unloaded a season-best 31 points to pace Class '91.

The scores

Class '81/85 (85) - Kaw 28, Chan 26, Lee 15, Palomas 6, J. Yu 5, F. Tan 3, W. Yu 2

Class 1991 (84) - Yu 31, Borromeo 17, Co 14, Go 10, De la Torre 6, Lim 6

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05-09-2006, 10:49 AM
Class '96 bags Division II title; Class '89 /93 forges rubber
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 05/09/2006

Defending champion Big Boss '96 completed a two-game sweep over Rocket Battery '95 with a 79-55 rout in Game 2 to clinch the Division II crown and advance into the finals of the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 8th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup on Sunday at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

It was the other way around in Division I best-of-three titular showdown as Asian Home Appliance '89/93, despite playing without its top gunner Allan Leith Ting, shocked Armour Wood '81/85 via close 60-58 decision to live and fight for another day.

Asian Home Appliance '89/93 and Armour Wood '81/85 will settle things out in the deciding Game 3 this Thursday starting at 7:30pm , with the winner slugging it out against Class '96 in a best-of-three series for the 2006 CECABA crown.

Wilby Tan became the man of the hour for Class '89/93 as he unloaded a season-best 26 points, eight in the first quarter that towed Class '89/93 to an early 18-12 lead.

Ryan Alexis Mendez chipped in 15 markers for Class '89/93, which protected a six-point edge after three quarters, 48-42, and held on to a crucial victory.

Joel Chan topped Class '81/85 with 18 points, while Stephen Lee, after posting a season-high 32 points in their 85-79 win during the series opener, was limited to only 14 points this time.

Wilson Yu added 12 points for Class '81/85. The missing link was ace slotman Edvin Kaw, who was handcuffed to a season-low three points.

Earlier, Shaun Christopher Wang and Gerald Go cashed in 16 points apiece, while Dreyfuss Ang and Rogelio Donayre combined for 23 markers for Class '96, which ripped the game apart with a

39-22 advantage at the turn.

Class '96 launched its third wave of attack, 24-24, in the third quarter to mount an imposing 27-point bulge, 63-36, that kept Class '95 wobbling the rest of the way.

Dean Dy Teves of Class '95 was totally not saddened by their loss as he scored 17 points to exactly breach the 1,000-point plateau. Donald Anthony Ting had 15 points, while Archie Gue added 13 in a losing cause.

The scores

First game

Class 1996 (79) - Wang 16, G. Go 16, Ang 13, Donayre 10, Babor 7, Ong 7, A. Chua 5, G. Chua 3, Baron 2

Class 1995 (55) - Teves 17, Ting 15, Gue, 13, Yu 8, Tiu 2 Second game

Class '89/93 (60) - Tan 26, Mendez 15, Ng 7, Ong 5, Chua 4, Ting 3

Class '81/85 (58) - Chan 18, Lee 14, Yu 12, Wong 9, Kaw 3, Tan 2

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05-20-2006, 07:46 AM
Ting wins 2006 CECABA scoring title; Ricky Yu dominates rebounding department
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 05/20/2006

Donald Anthony Ting of Class '95 emerged as the scoring champion in the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 8th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup.

Ting topped the scoring leaderboard with an average of 22.4 points per game, followed by Anwar Satina of Class '94 and Ruben Yap Jnr of Class '99 with a 21.9 and 21.7 ppg clip, respectively.

Rounding up the league's top 10 leading scorers this season are Christian Espada of Class 2004 (21.67 ppg), John Bryan Lo of Class 2000 (18.8 ppg), Wellington Yu of Class '94 (18.5 ppg), Stephen Tan of Class '83 (18.43 ppg), Kent Uy of Class 2005 (18.2 ppg), Robinson Yap of Class '98 (17.6 ppg), and Philip Lua of Class 2005 (17.4 ppg).

Ting also came in fifth in steals with a norm of 3.11 steals per game.

Lua, on the other hand, lorded it over in the steals department with 4.3 spg.

Christopher Boltron of Class 2002 is the "Tapal King" with 2.57 blocks per game.

Completing the top 10 block shot leaders are Robinson Yap (2.3 bpg), Warren William Yu of Class '92 (2.14 bpg), Vicente Ty III of Class '91 (2.0 bpg), Edison Ong of Class '93 (1.75 bpg), Dean Dy Teves of Class '95 (1.44 bpg), Wellington Yu (1.4 bpg), Richard Yu of Class '88 (1.38 bpg), Christian Espada (1.22bpg), and Nelson Uy of Class '70s (1.17 bpg).

Man mountain Richard Yu dominated the rebounding with 15.5 rebounds per game. Breathing down Yu's neck is Joel Chan of Class '85 with 15.25 rpg and Christopher Boltron with 14.71 rpg.

Samuel Sia of Class '84 is fourth with 12.88 rpg followed by Wellington Yu (12.4 rpg), Danny Calagos of Class '70s (11.86 rpg), Eric Cabana of Class 2001 (11.7 rpg), Robinson Yap (11.5 rpg), Ruben Yap Jnr (11.1 rpg), and Mark Ryan Babor of Class '96 (10.67 rpg).

Joel Chan is the best in defensive rebounding with 11.5 drpg, while Eric Cabana of Class 2001 shone the brightest in offensive rebounding with 6.3 orpg.

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05-24-2006, 07:20 AM
Cokaliong, Satina and Uy rule in CECABA shootout
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 05/24/2006

Dreaded marksman Chester Cokaliong of Class '78 showed no signs of rustiness in his comeback from a five-month hiatus as he teamed up with Joselito Lee to top the 2-ball contest and then settled for first runner-up honors in the 3-point shootout in last Sunday's 2006 Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association (CECABA) Fun Day at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

Cokaliong and Lee almost did not qualify for the championship round as they finished last in the elimination with 28 points. They, however, waxed hot in the finals by drilling in 49 points to clinch the title.

Kristopher Lee, coincidentally Joselito's son, and Philip Lua of Class 2005 finished second with 37 points, while Dreyfuss Ang and Rex Alinson of Class '96 wound up third with 36 points. The fourth place went to Anthony Chua and Anwar Satina of Class '94 with 31 points.

It was Cokaliong's second 2-ball crown in CECABA - the first was with Wilty Yap in 2003 - and six overall in his career.

The rest he won with different partners in the 2003 Inter-Shipping season and in exhibition matches - all last year- against the Sacred Heart Alumni Basketball Association (SHABA), Punta Princesa Sports Association (PPSA), and Don Bosco College Alumni Basketball Association (DBCABA.

In the 3-point shootout, Cokaliong's 10th crown remained elusive as he just settled runner-up to Anwar Satina of Class '94.

Satina made only nine points in the elimination, but shot 17 points in the finals to frustrate Cokaliong, who just equaled his elimination round output of 12 points in the finals to duplicate his first runner-up finish in 2002.

Cokaliong, who boasts of nine 3-point championship titles and six runner-up finishes, was followed by Stephen Lee of Class '81 with 10 points, while Kristopher Lloyd Miranda Sy of Class 2002 landed at fourth with nine points.

Nelson Uy of Class '70s also had his share of the spotlight as he ruled the free throw shooting contest also in come-behind-fashion.

Uy barely made it to the finals with only two points in the elimination, but drilled in seven consecutive free throws in the championship round to take home the crown.

It was Uy's second free throw shooting title – the first was during the 2003 Friendship Games against the Cebu Tourism Executives.

Rogelio Donayre of Class '96 copped the second place honors, while Zotico tan of Class '67 and defending champion John Bryan Lo of Class 2000 wound up third and fourth, respectively.

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05-30-2006, 07:54 AM
Sizzling start for JBA in Exec Cup hooplah Survives CECABA All-Stars; SHABA and Team Barkada rout foes
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 05/30/2006

The Jaycees Basketball Association-Crunchicken/Purcia Transport dismantled a 14-point deficit in the third quarter, but still needed an extra five-minute period before disposing off the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association (CECACA) All-Stars, 91-90, at the start of the 2006 Executive's Cup basketball tournament last Sunday at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

Archie Coros did a one-man show in carrying JBA to victory as he charted 43 points, including 12 in a tide-turning rally in the final 10 minutes of the regulation period.

James Lloyd Noel and Edmund Odulio added 15 markers apiece for JBA, which trailed by 14 points twice, the last was at 41-55 midway in the third canto.

The Pilipinas Shell-sponsored CECABA All-Stars were still ahead by 11 entering the final period, 65-54, but the JBA stalwarts staged a blistering 16-4 run to take the lead for the first time, 70-69.

A basket by Noel made it 75-73 for JBA, but Edvin Kaw of the CECABA All-Stars hit a crucial shot to tie the count at 75-all, thus, sending the game into overtime.

It was an all-JBA show in the extension, but the CECABA All-Stars threatened at 88-90 on a triple by Chester Cokaliong and two free throws by Richard Yu with 17 seconds left in overtime.

In the ensuing play, the JBA committed a passing error at the inbounds, but the CECABA All-Stars couldn't pull through as Cokaliong's probable game-winning 3-point shot just rattled in-and-out of the rim.

Still, the CECABA All-Stars had a chance to forge another overtime or even steal the game with 11 seconds to go, but Kaw made a passing error to Richard Yu underneath the basket that sealed their fate.

Five players cashed in double figures for the CECABA All-Stars led by Yu's 19 points, but the team effort they've shown was not enough as they failed to exact vengeance on JBA, the only team which they failed to beat last season.

Kaw finished with 13 points, while Sammy Sia, Stephen Tan, and Wilson Yu combined for 33 points in a losing cause.

In the other games, the Sacred Heart Alumni Basketball Association (SHABA)-Cebu Home Builders drubbed Springdale PTA-Pepsi Max, 67-44, while Team Barkada capped the season-opening triple-header with a 92-61 thrashing of City Sports Club-Sirlitz/Skylark.

The scores

First game

SHABA (67) - T. Lim 28, N. Lim 11, Young 8, Tan 7, Co 7, Siao 2, Yap 2, Roxas 2

Springdale (44) - Sta. Maria 26, Mercado 8, Del Mar 8, Villacin 2 Second game

JBA (91) - Coros 43, Odulio 15, Noel 15, Jayme 7, Chua 6, Rosal 2, Cortes 2, Purcia 1

CECABA All-Stars (90) - R. Yu 19, Kaw 13, Sia 12, Tan 11, W. Yu 10, Cokaliong 9, Chan 6, Tan 6, Cokaliong 4 Third game

Barkada (92) - Lim 20, Rama 17, Zamora 10, Yu 10, De la Calzada 9, Molina 8, Mante 7, A. Guardo 5, J. Guardo 4, Borres 2

City Sports Club (61) - Yeo 30, Gajudo 10, Sarmineto 8, Sanchez 7, Lumapas 2, Tan 2, Te 2

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06-08-2006, 07:32 AM
Cabañero's endgame heroics steers Insular Life to 2-0 start
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 06/08/2006

Aikan Cabañero poured in 10 of his 14 points in a crippling fourth-quarter rally to spur league newcomer Insular Life to a 58-44 win over the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association (CECABA) Selection-Runway Tires, its second straight in the 2006 Executive's Cup basketball tournament on Tuesday at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

Later, the M. Lhuillier-sponsored San Carlos Boys High Alumni Basketball Association (SCBHABA) got up from a season-opening blunder with a merciless 113-87 rout of the Punta Princesa Sports Association (PPSA)- I Cooler Marketing.

Cabañero, who shot 7-of-10 from the field, also had eight rebounds and a block, while Rodolfo Romanos added markers and four caroms as Insular Life earned a share of the lead with Team Barkada on identical 2-0 win-loss cards.

For three quarters, the Insular Life stalwarts had a tough time pulling away from the hard-fighting CECABA Selection until Cabañero turned red-hot and masterminded a sizzling 24-14 spurt in the windup that resulted into a 14-point rout.

Insular Life face an acid today as it clashes with the Chester Cokaliong-led CECABA All-Stars at 7:30 pm, right before the Jaycees Basketball Association (JBA)-Crunchiken/Purcia Transport takes on Club Monday-Gatorade in the main game at 9 pm.

Rey Kenneth Ng was the only bright spot for the CECABA Selection (1-1) with a season-high 16 points and nine rebounds.

In the other game, cat-quick guard Edwin Banaag had 17 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals, while star center Paul Abais chipped in 16 points on top of nine rebounds for SCBHABA, which kept PPSA at bay since taking a commanding 51-32 edge at halftime.

Dean Wong added 14 markers, Virgil Pua contributed 13 points and a season-high eight assists, while Dindo Sausa donated 11 points and four rebounds underscoring SCBHABA's balanced offensive.

SCBHABA now holds a 1-1 record in a tie with PPSA, which was paced by Esteban Cesar Ortega with season-highs 29 points and 15 rebounds. Enrico Espinoza had 19 points spiked with three triples, while Vicente Villar Jr. also had three 3-pointers in his 11-point finish albeit for a losing cause.

The scores

First game

Insular Life (58) - Cabañero 14, Romanos 11, Quindao 8, Eduave 5, LLanos 4, De Guzman 4, Colubio 4, Villegas 3, Danlag 3, Monisit 2

CECABA Selection (44) - Ng 16, K. Lim 6, R. Lim 6, E. Lim 5, P. Lim 5, Villamor 2, Tanco 2, Po 2

Second game

SCBHABA (113) - Banaag 17, Abais 16, Wong 14, Pua 13, Sausa 11, Amores 8, Caballero 8, Diaz 6, Monsanto 5, Aznar 4, Zanoria 4, Villamor 3, Bacaltos 2, Angan 2

PPSA-I Cooler (87) - Ortega 29, Espinoza 19, Villar 11, Lim 11, Hernandez 5, Ondiano 2, Aldemita 2

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06-10-2006, 09:16 AM
Cabañero's endgame heroics steers Insular Life to 2-0 start
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 06/08/2006

Aikan Cabañero poured in 10 of his 14 points in a crippling fourth-quarter rally to spur league newcomer Insular Life to a 58-44 win over the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association (CECABA) Selection-Runway Tires, its second straight in the 2006 Executive's Cup basketball tournament on Tuesday at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

Later, the M. Lhuillier-sponsored San Carlos Boys High Alumni Basketball Association (SCBHABA) got up from a season-opening blunder with a merciless 113-87 rout of the Punta Princesa Sports Association (PPSA)- I Cooler Marketing.

Cabañero, who shot 7-of-10 from the field, also had eight rebounds and a block, while Rodolfo Romanos added markers and four caroms as Insular Life earned a share of the lead with Team Barkada on identical 2-0 win-loss cards.

For three quarters, the Insular Life stalwarts had a tough time pulling away from the hard-fighting CECABA Selection until Cabañero turned red-hot and masterminded a sizzling 24-14 spurt in the windup that resulted into a 14-point rout.

Insular Life face an acid today as it clashes with the Chester Cokaliong-led CECABA All-Stars at 7:30 pm, right before the Jaycees Basketball Association (JBA)-Crunchiken/Purcia Transport takes on Club Monday-Gatorade in the main game at 9 pm.

Rey Kenneth Ng was the only bright spot for the CECABA Selection (1-1) with a season-high 16 points and nine rebounds.

In the other game, cat-quick guard Edwin Banaag had 17 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals, while star center Paul Abais chipped in 16 points on top of nine rebounds for SCBHABA, which kept PPSA at bay since taking a commanding 51-32 edge at halftime.

Dean Wong added 14 markers, Virgil Pua contributed 13 points and a season-high eight assists, while Dindo Sausa donated 11 points and four rebounds underscoring SCBHABA's balanced offensive.

SCBHABA now holds a 1-1 record in a tie with PPSA, which was paced by Esteban Cesar Ortega with season-highs 29 points and 15 rebounds. Enrico Espinoza had 19 points spiked with three triples, while Vicente Villar Jr. also had three 3-pointers in his 11-point finish albeit for a losing cause.

The scores

First game

Insular Life (58) - Cabañero 14, Romanos 11, Quindao 8, Eduave 5, LLanos 4, De Guzman 4, Colubio 4, Villegas 3, Danlag 3, Monisit 2

CECABA Selection (44) - Ng 16, K. Lim 6, R. Lim 6, E. Lim 5, P. Lim 5, Villamor 2, Tanco 2, Po 2

Second game

SCBHABA (113) - Banaag 17, Abais 16, Wong 14, Pua 13, Sausa 11, Amores 8, Caballero 8, Diaz 6, Monsanto 5, Aznar 4, Zanoria 4, Villamor 3, Bacaltos 2, Angan 2

PPSA-I Cooler (87) - Ortega 29, Espinoza 19, Villar 11, Lim 11, Hernandez 5, Ondiano 2, Aldemita 2

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07-11-2006, 08:02 AM
Barkada edges CECABA Selection
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 07/11/2006

Pablo Yu calmly sank a pair of pressure-packed free throws in the dying moments of the game to lift Team Barkada to a 64-61 win over the Runway Tires-backed Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association (CECABA) Selection in the 2006 Executives Cup last Sunday at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Before Yu canned his charities, the CECABA Selection had a chance to grab the lead when the score stood at 62-61, but Melton Dy flubbed a probable tide-turning free throws.

In the ensuing play, Yu was fouled and the former top collegiate and commercial coach in the local hoopdom showed iron nerves in converting his freebies that caused his teammates to leap for joy.

Yu finished with nine points, four rebounds and two steals, but it was Danilo Lim who topped Barkada with 16 points.

Reynold Zamora added 14 points, 11 rebounds, and season-highs nine assists, nine steals and four blocks, while Richard Molina contributed 11 points and 10 caroms as Barkada forged a four-way tie at second place with the CECABA All-Stars, Insular Life, and Jaycees Basketball Association (JBA) with similar 5-2 win-loss cards.

It was a heartbreaking setback for CECABA Selection, which badly needed to win to advance into the quarterfinal round.

Rey Kenneth Ng had 12 points followed by Dy with 11. Danny Calagos added 10 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, but still they fell short in the end as CECABA Selection dropped to 2-5.

In the other game, Springdale PTA- Pepsi Max blew hot and cold before cruising to a 78-68 triumph over City Sports Club-Sirlitz/Skylark.

Springdale PTA raced to a hot 24-12 start, but toned down offensively in the second canto, allowing City Sports Club to pull within three at the intermission, 33-36.

Springdale PTA, however, went back to usual business to regain a double-digit advantage for good, 57-46.

Chris Sta. Maria had another explosive night finishing with 29 points on top of 13 rebounds. Peter Sta. Maria ably backed him up with 14 points as Springdale improved to 3-4.

Alex Yeo fired 28 points and Gilbert Gajudo finished with 16 points and 18 rebounds but their efforts were to no avail as City Sports Club remained winless in seven games, so far.

The scores

First game

Barkada (64) - Lim 16, Zamora 14, Molina 11, Yu 9, De la Calzada 6, Mante 6, Borres 2

CECABA Selection (61) - Ng 12, Dy 11, Calagos 10, Uy 8,K. Lim 7, Villamor 6, P. Lim 3, Po 2, E. Lim 2

Second game

Springdale PTA (78) - C. Sta. Maria 29, P. Sta. Maria 14, Adolfo 10, Majam 8, Lim 7, De los Santos 4, Mercado 4, Mangubat 2

City Sports Club (68) - Yeo 28, Gajudo 16, Malixi 10, Tan 4, Sarmiento 4, Tan 2, Boholst 2, Sanchez 2

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07-18-2006, 08:04 AM
Cokaliong stars anew for CECABA All-Stars
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 07/18/2006

The Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association All-Stars once again rode on Chester Cokaliong's explosive outside shooting to annihilate sister-team CECABA Selection, 92-67, in the 2006 Executives Cup basketball tournament last Sunday at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Cokaliong, who shot 41 percent from the three-point land, knocked in 11 3-pointers of his 37 points to easily win the game MVP honors. He canned 5-of-7 triples of his 19 markers in the first quarter alone to spur the CECABA All-Stars to a rip-roaring 34-12 start.

The CECABA All-Stars, backed by Pilipinas Shell, further buried the Runway Tires-sponsored CECABA Selection in its graveyard with a formidable 25-point advantage at halftime, 52-27.

From that point on, the CECABA Selection was in complete mess as it couldn't even pull within a single-digit.

Top center Sammy Sia added 11 points and seven rebounds, while flashy guard Joel Chan chipped in 10 points, 10 assists, nine caroms and two steals as the CECABA All-Stars grabbed the solo second place with a 7-2 win-loss card.

Playmaker Erwin Yu contributed eight points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals for CECABA All-Stars, while Richard Yu scored only two but labored hard in defense with eight rebounds and five blocks.

Danny Calagos finished with 17 points, 13 rebounds and four assists but fell short-handed in the end as CECABA Selection plunged on the brink of elimination with a 2-6 slate.

In the other game, Edgar de la Calzada sparkled with a season-high 30 points, while Reynold Zamora dished out a league-record 15 assists on top of 10 points, nine steals and seven rebounds in Team Barkada's heart-pounding 77-75 victory over Club Monday-Gatorade.

Giovanni Mante netted 17 points, eight rebounds and three assists followed by Danny Lim with 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Barkada, which forged a three-way tie at third with Insular Life and Jaycees Basketball Association (JBA) with similar 6-2 cards.

Club Monday actually had an opportunity to win, but faltered as Andres Seno Jnr only shot 1-of-6 free throws in the dying seconds of the contest.

Club Monday missed the services of two key players in Demosthenes Alfeche and Carlito Macasero Jnr, but Barkada was also without top gunners Pablo Yu and Richard Molina.

Seno wound up with 24 points and Julito Bacatan had 18 for Club Monday, which suffered its worst showing in the league with only three wins so far in nine starts.

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08-05-2006, 11:41 AM
CECABA All-Stars, JBA reach Execs Cup semis
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 08/05/2006

After barely missing a share of the All-Star MVP honors, Chester Cokaliong put up another one big show.

Cokaliong knocked in six 3-pointers of his topscoring 20 points, even as four others dished out double figures as the CECABA All-Stars freezed Punta Princesa Sports Association (PPSA)-I Coller Marketing, 89-71, to reach the 2006 Executives Cup basketball semifinals on Thursday as the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Later, the Jaycees Basketball Association (JBA)-Purcia Transport/Crunchiken found Club Monday-Gatorade a tough costumer to handle this time, nevertheless dodged the upset axe via a hard-earned 74-69 decision to complete the four-team semifinal cast.

Joining the CECABA All-Stars and JBA into the semis are topseed San Carlos Boys High Alumni Basketball Association (SCBHABA) and Team Barkada.

Interestingly, the CECABA All-Stars march into the penultimate round as the underdog considering that they lost to the three other semifinalists during the elimination phase.

Cokaliong, who also had two steals and a rebound, got huge backing from Stephen Tan with 15 points, six rebounds and three assists followed by Wilson Yu with 14 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in a slendid show of hardcourt savvy.

Peppery guard Joel Chan was in his usual decisive form, finishing just a two assists shy from another triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, while Richard Yu chipped in 11 markers, seven rebounds and three assists for the CECABA All-Stars.

Unlike in their previous meeting that resulted into 104-66 blowout, the CECABA All-Stars had a hard time pulling away from PPSA in the first three quarters until Cokaliong and Stephen Tan conspired for 20 points in a furious 29-19 endgame run to seal the 18-point romp.

In the other game, Archie Coros posted 25 points and James Lloyd Noel banged in 18 markers to help JBA avert what could have been one of the biggest upsets this season.

Club Monday mounted a gallant stand most of the way and even threatened at 67-69, but JBA made a 5-2 blitz in the closing seconds of the game to march into the next round without hitch.

The scores

First game

CECABA All-Stars (89) - Cokaliong 20, S. Tan 15, W. Yu 14, Chan 13, R. Yu 11, Sia 6, Cokaliong 5, E. Yu 3, R. Yu 2

PPSA Selection (71) - Ortega 22, Hernandez 17, Arellano 14, Espinoza 13, Lim 3, Mosqueda 2

Second game

JBA Selection (74) - Coros 25, Noel 18, Jayme 13, Odulio 9, Cortes 5, Chua 4

Club Monday (69) - Seno 22, Alfreche 21, Macasero 10, Fernandez 4, Montuerto 4, Bacatan 4, Ponay 2, Monterroyo 2

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08-07-2006, 08:02 AM
CECABA All-Stars, JBA reach Execs Cup semis
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 08/05/2006

After barely missing a share of the All-Star MVP honors, Chester Cokaliong put up another one big show.

Cokaliong knocked in six 3-pointers of his topscoring 20 points, even as four others dished out double figures as the CECABA All-Stars freezed Punta Princesa Sports Association (PPSA)-I Coller Marketing, 89-71, to reach the 2006 Executives Cup basketball semifinals on Thursday as the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Later, the Jaycees Basketball Association (JBA)-Purcia Transport/Crunchiken found Club Monday-Gatorade a tough costumer to handle this time, nevertheless dodged the upset axe via a hard-earned 74-69 decision to complete the four-team semifinal cast.

Joining the CECABA All-Stars and JBA into the semis are topseed San Carlos Boys High Alumni Basketball Association (SCBHABA) and Team Barkada.

Interestingly, the CECABA All-Stars march into the penultimate round as the underdog considering that they lost to the three other semifinalists during the elimination phase.

Cokaliong, who also had two steals and a rebound, got huge backing from Stephen Tan with 15 points, six rebounds and three assists followed by Wilson Yu with 14 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in a slendid show of hardcourt savvy.

Peppery guard Joel Chan was in his usual decisive form, finishing just a two assists shy from another triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, while Richard Yu chipped in 11 markers, seven rebounds and three assists for the CECABA All-Stars.

Unlike in their previous meeting that resulted into 104-66 blowout, the CECABA All-Stars had a hard time pulling away from PPSA in the first three quarters until Cokaliong and Stephen Tan conspired for 20 points in a furious 29-19 endgame run to seal the 18-point romp.

In the other game, Archie Coros posted 25 points and James Lloyd Noel banged in 18 markers to help JBA avert what could have been one of the biggest upsets this season.

Club Monday mounted a gallant stand most of the way and even threatened at 67-69, but JBA made a 5-2 blitz in the closing seconds of the game to march into the next round without hitch.

The scores

First game

CECABA All-Stars (89) - Cokaliong 20, S. Tan 15, W. Yu 14, Chan 13, R. Yu 11, Sia 6, Cokaliong 5, E. Yu 3, R. Yu 2

PPSA Selection (71) - Ortega 22, Hernandez 17, Arellano 14, Espinoza 13, Lim 3, Mosqueda 2

Second game

JBA Selection (74) - Coros 25, Noel 18, Jayme 13, Odulio 9, Cortes 5, Chua 4

Club Monday (69) - Seno 22, Alfreche 21, Macasero 10, Fernandez 4, Montuerto 4, Bacatan 4, Ponay 2, Monterroyo 2

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08-12-2006, 08:23 AM
CECABA All-Stars set up finals duel vs. SCBHABA
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 08/12/2006

The Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association (CECABA) All-Stars and San Carlos Boys High Alumni Basketball Association (SCBHABA) nipped separate foes to set up a best-of-three titular showdown in the 2006 Executives Cup basketball tournament at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Still armed with excellent defensive shield, the Pilipinas Shell-backed CECABA All-Stars ripped Team Barkada, 77-66, while SCBHABA-M. Lhuillier fended off a gallant resistance by the exuberant Jaycees Basketball Association (JBA)-Purcia Transport/Crunchicken to scrape through a precarious 87-82 win.

Already in the finals with similar 2-0 slates, the CECABA All-Stars and SCBHABA reduced their 7:30 pm duel this Tuesday into a non-bearing match although it is still of high significance considering that it's a championship preview with a lot of pride at stake for both teams.

The winner, for sure, will enjoy the needed morale-booster heading into the series opener on Thursday. Game 2 is slated on August 22, while the deciding game, if necessary, will be played on August 24.

For the second straight game, coach Elmer "Boy" Cabahug saw the positive effects of his brazen move, transforming the highly offensive CECABA All-Stars into a defense-oriented squad.

Proof to that, the CECABA All-Stars shut down Barkada's run-and-gun game and never looked back after jumping off to a sizzling 9-0 start. After padding their lead to 41-26 at halftime, the Easternians kept their double-digit advantage the rest of the way.

Top center Sammy Sia had his finest game of the season with 18 points, seven rebounds and three assists, although it was flashy guard Joel Chan who copped the game MVP honors with 12 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists.

Forward Wilson Yu had another big night, finishing with 17 points, nine rebounds and three steals. Richard Yu added 14 points and five rebounds, Chester Cokaliong added eight markers spiked with a pair of 3-pointers, while Erwin Yu scored only four but donated six rebounds, five assists and three steals.

In the main game, SCBHABA almost tasted defeat in the face of a spirited challenge by the never-say-die JBA Selection, which controlled the entire game until the final 54 seconds when SCBHABA knotted the count at 52-all.

Bull-strong forward Dindo Sausa played the hero's role for SCBHABA as he erupted with 34 points, 18 in the fourth quarter including the team's last five points that bailed them out of danger.

Sausa completed a three-point play to make it 85-82 for SCBHABA with 18 ticks to go before the final buzzer. He was later fouled and calmly dropped his charities to peg the final canto and extinguish JBA's quest to forge a rubbermatch.

Paul Abais added 17 points and Virgil Pua added 16 as SCBHABA advanced into the championship round for the first time in three years.

The CECABA All-Stars, on the other hand, barged into the finals for the second consecutive season despite entering the semifinal phase as the fourth-seed in those instances.

The scores

First game

CECABA All-Stars (77) - Sia 18, W. Yu 17, R. Yu 14, Chan 12, Cokaliong 8, E. Yu 4, S. Tan 4

Barkada (66) - P. Yu 20, Lim 12, Molina 11, Zamora 9, Mante 5, De la Calzada 5, Borres 2, Prieto 2

Second game

SCBHABA (87) - Sausa 34, Abais 17, Pua 16, Banaag 7, Diaz 4, Amores 4, Zanoria 2, Monsanto 2

JBA (82) - Jayme 23, Odulio 18, Noel 18, Coros 10, Cortez 7, Rosal 6

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08-26-2006, 12:15 AM
CECABA All-Stars fire back: Outsmart SCBHABA in Game 2 to forge rubbermatch

The Freeman 08/24/2006

With their backs against the wall, the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association (CECABA) All-Stars conjured all the strength they could muster to lash back at San Carlos Boys High Alumni Basketball Association (SCBHABA)-M. Lhuillier, 73-69, and forge a rubbermatch in their best-of-three 2006 Executives Cup basketball finals.

Thus, expect the City Sports Club-Cebu Gym to be transformed into a suspense theater as the CECABA All-Stars and SCBHABA collide anew in knockout Game 3 at 7:30 tonight to settle one and for all who will take home the coveted championship.

Prolific outside gunner Chester Cokaliong and husky guard Joel Chan provided the deadly one-two punch that helped the Pilipinas Shell-backed CECABA All-Stars dispell their three-game jinx to SCBHABA this season.

Cokaliong, CECABA All-Stars consistent leading scorer, topscored with 19 points spiked with six 3-pointers, half of which shielded CECABA All-Stars from a fierce fightback by SCBHABA in the second half.

Chan, however, who copped the game MVP honors with his spectacular triple-double output of 15 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists. It was a sweet redemption for Chan after scoring only five in the series opener.

The CECABA stalwarts nearly flirted with disaster as it allowed SCBHABA to close in at 59-62 after leading by as much as 17 points early in the second quarter.

Cokaliong, however, doused cold water on SCBHABA's blistering run by knocking in his sixth and last triple of the night that gave CECABA of coach Elmer "Boy" Cabahug a 65-59 breather.

Afterwards, the SCBHABA bench was slapped with a technical foul for excessive complaining and Cokaliong split his charities to make it 66-59 for the Easternians.

Still, the stubborn SCBHABA cagers refused to roll down and just die as they threatened at 71-69 on three consecutive triples by Paul Abais and Jonathan Diaz in the closing seconds of the game.

In the return play, steady forward Wilson Yu was fouled by SCBHABA top pointman Edwin Banaag in an attempt to stop the clock. To the delight of his teammates, Yu showed iron nerves in converting two free throws to ice CECABA's hard-earned triumph.

Aside from W. Yu who had seven points, six rebounds and two assists, also worth mentioning for was CECABA All-Stars ace playmaker Erwin "Tornado" Yu who was literally everywhere to finish with 11 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks.

Abais topped SCBHABA with 22 points, eight rebounds and two assists, but got only help from Dindo Sausa with 10 points and 10 rebounds. For the first time, Banaag emerged as the team's lowest scorer after being held off to only three points. - EBV

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02-08-2007, 10:01 AM
Class ‘87 hands comebacking ‘80 second straight defeat in CECABA caging

The Freeman 02/08/2007

The Security and Systems Monitoring Inc. ’87 rode on Henrich Chua’s singular offensive outburst to deal the comebacking Anything Better Home Creative ’80 its second straight defeat, 73-66, in the 9th Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association (CECABA) season at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Chua relived the golden moments when he churned out 60-plus points during the early years of the league by hitting 33 points to catapult Class ’87 to a sizzling start this season. George Artus was the only other double-digit scorer for Class ’87 with 19 markers.

Chua unloaded 15 points in the first two quarters to power Class ’87 to a seven-point advantage at the bend, 35-28. His 19 points in the final half immensely helped Class ’87 neutralize Class ‘80’s offense.

Cristino Lim once again topped Class ’80 with 20 points. Stanley Uang added 18 points and Joseph King chipped in 14 markers, but still they couldn’t find the winning formula.

In the other game, Villa Shipping ’70s sailed smoothly to a 56-46 thrashing of Worldwide Travel and Tours ’89.

The Class ’70s mainstays somewhat defied Father Time as they toyed with Class ’89 in the first three quarters where they piled up points enough to buffer them to their second consecutive victory in as many starts.

After closing the first half with a 28-16 edge, Class ’70 continued to pounce on Class ’89 in the third canto to pad its lead to 16 points, 44-28, entering the final 10-minute mark of the contest.

Class ’70s deftly parried Class ‘89’s late rally to preserve its 10-point triumph.

Danny Calagos showed the way for Class ’70s with 14 points, while Antonio Go, Antonio Ong and Nelson Yu also figured prominently with 27 points combined.

Henry Chua paced Class ’89 with 14 points followed by Ryan Alexis Mendez with 13. — EBV

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02-26-2007, 09:52 AM
Neo-Neo '85 slams '89, Chester '83 upsets Dewfoam '88 in CECABA caging

The Freeman 02/25/2007

Spunky guard Joel Chan did a one-man demolition job in steering Neo-Neo Grill '85 to a 60-46 thrashing of Worldwide Travel and Tours '89 in the 9th Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association (CECABA) season on Friday night at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Chan was three assists shy from a triple-double finish with 24 points, 11 rebounds and seven feeds as Class '85 stayed undefeated after four games.

Edwin Kaw was the only other double-digit scorer with 11 markers, six rebounds and four assists for Class '85, which used a devastating 21-10 rallyt in the windup to blow away Class '89.

Ryan Alexis Mendez had a game-tying high 24 points, but couldn't make a difference as Class '89 absorbed its third loss with only one win to show.

In the other game, Stephen Tan unloaded 24 points on top of 15 rebounds and three steals, but it was Henry Yu who played the hero's role as Chester Enterprises '83 pulled off a 55-54 stunner over the highly-favored Dewfoam '88 in overtime.

Class '88 led by a hairline, 54-53, with just a few seconds left in the extra five-minute period, but Henyu Yu bravely sank the game-clincher to the delight of the entire Class '83 bench.

It was only Yu's fourth point of the game.

Class '83 evened its win-loss record to 2-2 in a tie with Class '88, which drew 15 points and season-highs 19 rebounds and three blocks from man mountain Richard Yu.-EBV

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02-28-2007, 06:17 PM
Neo-Neo '85 slams '89, Chester '83 upsets Dewfoam '88 in CECABA caging

The Freeman 02/25/2007

Spunky guard Joel Chan did a one-man demolition job in steering Neo-Neo Grill '85 to a 60-46 thrashing of Worldwide Travel and Tours '89 in the 9th Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association (CECABA) season on Friday night at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Chan was three assists shy from a triple-double finish with 24 points, 11 rebounds and seven feeds as Class '85 stayed undefeated after four games.

Edwin Kaw was the only other double-digit scorer with 11 markers, six rebounds and four assists for Class '85, which used a devastating 21-10 rallyt in the windup to blow away Class '89.

Ryan Alexis Mendez had a game-tying high 24 points, but couldn't make a difference as Class '89 absorbed its third loss with only one win to show.

In the other game, Stephen Tan unloaded 24 points on top of 15 rebounds and three steals, but it was Henry Yu who played the hero's role as Chester Enterprises '83 pulled off a 55-54 stunner over the highly-favored Dewfoam '88 in overtime.

Class '88 led by a hairline, 54-53, with just a few seconds left in the extra five-minute period, but Henyu Yu bravely sank the game-clincher to the delight of the entire Class '83 bench.

It was only Yu's fourth point of the game.

Class '83 evened its win-loss record to 2-2 in a tie with Class '88, which drew 15 points and season-highs 19 rebounds and three blocks from man mountain Richard Yu.-EBV

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03-06-2007, 05:12 PM
Class '98 and '95 go 5-0 in CECABA

The Freeman 03/06/2007

Cokaliong Shipping '98 and Henkel Philippines '95 stretched their unbeaten streak to 5-0 in the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 9th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup over the weekend at the CEC gym.

Class '98 took full command of the game from start to finish to dispatch JRJ Enterprises 2000, 68-51, while Class '95 spewed fire in the middle quarters to destroy Eco-Tech Appliance '94, 72-57.

Rex Millan dropped 16 points, while Robinson Yap and Elvis Evangelista combined for 23 points, 17 rebounds and two assists for Class '98, which threw a powerful 20-11 punch in the windup to finish off Class 2000.

John Brian Lo had 18 points and five rebounds followed by Pimco Pimentel with 12, but their efforts did not pay off as Class 2000 suffered its third defeat against only one win.

Class '95, on the other hand, preyed on the absence of explosive guard Anwar Satina to blow off Class '94 for its fifth victory in as many games. Class '94 was hardly hit by the exit of Satina, who is now seeking greener pastures in London.

Erwin Ong was the happiest in Class '95's triumph as he became the 34th member of the league's 1,000-point club. He only needed seven markers to reach the feat, but torched 11 on top of four rebounds and three assists.

Donald Anthony Ting scattered 25 points, five assists and three steals, while Joseph James Yu added 11 markers and five rebounds for Class '95, which used a devastating 46-17 in the second and third periods to turn an early 14-19 deficit into an imposing 24-point bulge, 60-36, heading into the final stretch.

Stanley Gaw stepped up in Satina's absence with 20 points, nine rebounds and two assists, but his efforts did not produce positive effects as Class '94 fell to 3-3.

In the other games, Cebu Pacific Transport '99 and Chester Enterprises '83 improved their win-loss records to 3-2 after beating separate foes in similar fashion.

Class '99 escaped with an 80-77 win over Sun Gold 2005, while Class '83 survived a monumental endgame collapse to smother the listless Cebu Hardware Corp. '84, 72-62.

Ruben Yap, Jr. topped Class '99 with 26 points, eight rebounds, and three assists on a 10-of-15 shooting from the field, while Albert Uy and Kent Noeh Ang donated 18 and 14 markers, respectively, to spoil a scintillating 32-point performance by Philip John Lua.

Cesar Ting topscored for Class '83 with a season-high 16 points, while Stephen tan chipped in 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists.

Class 2005 slipped to 1-4, while the skidding Class '84 remained winless in five starts despite a solid double-double show by star center Sammy Sia with 21 points and 11 rebounds. - EBV

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03-21-2007, 12:38 PM
Petrogas '92 extends win streak to eight in the CECABA
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 03/20/2007

A red-hot Petrogas '92 extended its winning streak to eight games in a row with a 74-54 scorching of Security and Systems Monitoring Inc. '87 in the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 9th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup over the weekend at the CEC gym.

It was a triple celebration for Ryan Ordes as aside from topscoring for Class '92 with 16 points on top of eight rebounds, he also reached the 1,000-point plateau becoming the 38th player to achieve the feat since the league's inception nine years ago.

Richard Lanutan added 14 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals for Class '92, which pummeled Class '87 quarter after quarter to post a league-best 8-0 start via a 20-point blowout.

Charlie Tolentino dished out a season-highs 15 points and four steals, while George Artus added 14 markers and nine caroms for Class '87, which slumped to its second straight defeat after kicking off its campaign with five successive wins.

John Brian Lo, on the other hand, also had a big night as he became the 39th player to breach the 1,000-point mark in powering JRJ Enterprises 2000 to a 60-57 conquest of ACY Shipping 2000.

Lo finished with 21 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three steals, while Lorenz Azzaraga added 16 points and nine rebounds as Class 2000 improved to a 3-3 while handing Class 2000 its sixth straight setback in as many starts.

In the other games, Hannah's Cakes and Decors 2004 kept its sizzling run with a 62-54 beating of Cokaliong Shipping '98, while Castrol '96 rolled past Sun Gold 2005, 76-63.

Class 2004 deftly protected a 45-37 edge after three quarters on the way to nail its sixth win against only one loss.

Christian Espada unleashed a razor-sharp performance finishing with 23 points, 15 rebounds, four steals and three assists for Class 2004, while Aljhune Areja added 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists and the same number of steals.

Elvis Evangelista submitted double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds for Class '98, which suffered back-to-back losses after an impressive 5-0 start.

Arnel Frank Pelaez had 17 points and 11 rebounds followed by Drefuss And with 15 and Mark Ryan Babor with season-highs 13 points and 13 rebounds for Class '96, which used a decisive 28-12 run in the windup to improve its win-loss record to 4-1.

Class 2005 fell to 1-5 despite a balanced offensive by Kent Benedict Uy, Philip John Lua, Godsent Alegado and Jarden Ramero, who connived for 55 points. The scores

First game

Class '92 (74) - Ordes 16, Lanutan 14, Ngo 9, Diputado 9, Kong 9, Tan 8, W. Yu 5, S. Yu S. 4

Class '87 (54) - Tolentino 15, Artus 14, Chua 8, K. Lim 7, J. Lim 6, Angeles 4

Second game

Class 2000 (60) - Lo 21, Azarraga 16, Pimentel 9, Mercadal 6, Ocarol 5, Yu 2, Boltron 1

Class 2006 (57) - Dy 21, Cisneros 17, Gochuico 12, Tan 5, Tan 2

Third game

Class 2004 (62) - Espada 23, Areja 20, Hayag 10, Chan 2, Mamac 2, Co 2, Sypongco 2, Wee 1

Class '98 (54) - Evangelista 15, Yap 10, P. So 9, E. So 9, Millan 4, Escoton 4, Co 3

Fourth game

Class '96 (76) - Pelaez 17, Ang 15, Babor 13, Alinson 9, Chua 7, Dy 6, Donayre 4, Tan 3, Gue 2

Class 2005 (63) - K. Uy 15, Lua 14, Alegado 14, Ramiro 12, M. Uy 2, Tiu 2, Yu 2, Salibio 2

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03-25-2007, 06:56 PM
Class '83 spoils big night of Mendez, Chiang
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 03/25/2007

Ryan Alexis Mendez and Joseph Allan Chiang of Worldwide Travel and Tours '89 both reached a milestone but what could have been a double-party was spoiled when they fell prey to Chester Enterprises '83, 62-67, in the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 9th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup on Friday night at the City Sports-Club Cebu gym.

Mendez, who posted a game-high 23 points on top of six rebounds and five steals, became the league's sixth member to reach the 2,000-point plateau, while Chiang joined the 1,000-point club as its 39th member.

Mendez and Chiang, however, couldn't celebrate completely as Class '83 played a kill joy's role in gatecrashing their party.

Stephen Tan tossed in nine of his 15 points in the first period to power Class '83 to a blistering 22-8 start.

Class '83 toned down offensively in the succeeding period, but got back to work in the third quarter to preserve a 13-point advantage, 53-40, going into the final 10 minutes of the contest. The Chester Enterprises-backed squad never looked back from thereon.

Tan also had 13 rebounds, two steals and two blocks although it was Edwin Lim who topped Class '83 with a season-high 18 points, four assists and three caroms. Cesar Ting added 14 points and six rebounds, while Christopher Cokaliong chipped in 13 markers and eight rebounds as they improved to 6-2.

Chiang finished with 12 points, five rebouds, four assists and two steals, while Ryan Yap donated 10 markers and six rebounds for Class '89, which fell to 2-6.

In the other game, Kent Benedict Uy netted in a career-high 38 points as Sun Gold 2005 prevailed over JV Shop N' Shop '97 in overtime, 78-75. Uy also had seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in his finest game of the season, so far.

Philip John Lua scored 18 followed by Godsent Alegado with 17 points and six rebounds for Class 2005, which notched its only second victory in seven starts.

Bryan Labus fired a season-best 21 points and nine rebounds, while Aubrey Jones Ibones dished out double-double show of 13 points and 11 rebounds but their efforts went for naught as Class '97 suffered its fourth defeat against only two wins.

The scores
First game

Class '83 (67) - E. Lim 18, Tan 15, Ting 14, Cokaliong 13, R. Yu 4, Yao 2, Co 1

Class '89 (62) - Mendez 23, Chiang 12, Yap 10, Chua 7, Lao 4, Mirhan 4, Ong 2

Second game

Class 2005 (78) - K. Uy 38, Lua 18, Alegado 17, Angcay 5

Class '97 (75) - Labus 21, Ibones 13, Dano 10, Maurin 9, T. Tan 8, Uy 4, Sy 3, Tan 3, Maderazo 2, Chan 2

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04-01-2007, 08:22 PM
Shell ‘78 outlasts ‘83 in CECABA
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 04/01/2007

Like a brave general in the battlefield, Chester Cokaliong is always at the forefront of his team’s attack. The thing of beauty is that from his dynamic leadership rose several heroes worthy to receive a badge of honor. At least in their hardcourt war against Class ’83.

In a great show of team effort, the Pilipinas Shell-backed Class ’78 toiled hard in the entire 40-minute skirmish before rolling past the gritty Chester Enterprises ’83, 72-68, to bolster its quarterfinal bid in the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association’s 9th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup on Friday night at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Class ’78 was without two key players in Joven Cimafranca and Efren Uy, but the likes of Wilty Yap, Wendell Sia, Mario Baluyos and Joselito Lee stepped up bigtime to compliment another prolific night by Cokaliong.

"My teammates really stepped up for we played without two key players (Cimafranca and Uy). I commend them for the efforts they’ve shown especially Mario Baluyos who played his best game for quite a long time now," said a very elated Cokaliong.

Cokaliong, who has carved his own niche in the local cagedom for his 3-point proficiency, topped Class ’78 with 24 points spiked with six triples on top of three steals, one assist and one rebound. He went 6-of-7 from the free throw line.

Class ’83 jumped to a 10-6 start, but Cokaliong bombed in three successive treys in a 15-4 run capped by his own free throws to put Class ’78 ahead by seven, 21-14, after the first period.

Cokaliong’s fifth 3-pointer of the night handed Class ’78 its biggest lead of 14 points, 36-22, with 2:22 left before halftime, but Class ’83 opened the third period with a 15-5 bang to wrest the driver’s seat, 46-45, on a three-in-one fastbreak play completed by Stephen Tan.

That proved to be Class ‘83’s last gasp of breath as Sia completed a 3-point play and then shot 3-of-4 from the foul line to hand the lead back to Class ’78 for good, 51-46.

Class ’83 stayed within striking range, but Class ’78 pulled away for nine-point edge, 64-55, on a short stab by Baluyos courtesy of a picture-perfect assist by Cokaliong with 4:25 left to play.

The closest Class ’83 could come was at 64-69 as Baluyos canned two free throws off a foul by Henry Yu to practically seal Class ‘78’s triumph, 72-64, with only 33 ticks left to play.

Christopher Cokaliong scored a basket and then Resil Yu hit a leaning jumper as the final buzzer honked to peg the final count.

Free throw shooting was one of the main components that spelled the difference of the game. Class ’78 nailed 20-of-29, but Class ’83 shot a paltry 6-of-17 from the 4.5-meter line.

Cokaliong was heavily backed up by Wilty Yap with 14 points, six rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks in an awe-inspiring show of hardcourt versatility. Sia contributed 11 points, 10 rebounds and two assists for Class ’78.

Baluyos scattered all his eight points in the crucial fourth period on top of seven rebounds and two steals, while Joselito Lee added 10 points and six rebounds. Playmaker Henry Villamor also deserved a special mention with five points, four rebounds and three assists as Class ’78 upped its win-loss record to 4-5.

Cesar Ting posted 18 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals, while Stephen Tan added 14 points and 17 rebounds for Class ’83. Christopher Cokaliong also netted 14 points on top of nine rebounds and three assists but couldn’t make an impact as Class ’83 suffered its third loss against six wins.

In the other game, Juan Borromeo, Jr. fired season-highs 18 and 18 rebounds, while Kevin Co added 16 markers, five rebounds and four assists as Young Builders ’91 slaughtered Anything Better Home Creative ’80, 99-59.

After closing the first half with a commanding 47-22 advantage, Class ’91 kept on pounding on the hapless Class ’80 to notch its seventh victory in nine stars. Class ’80 fell to 2-5.

Hernan Ong had a season-best 14 points for Class ’91, while Chester Benedict Go and Emerson Go connived for 25 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals. Tony Yu paced Class ’80 with 18 points and 11 rebounds followed by Stanley Uang and Alan Canda with 16 and 11 markers, respectively.

The scores

First game

Class ’78 (72) - Cokaliong 24, Yap 14, Sia 11, Lee 10, Baluyos 8, Villamor 5

Class ’83 (68) - Ting 18, Tan 14, Cokaliong 14, R. Yu 9, Calagos 6, H. Yu 3, Co 2, Lim 2

Second game

Class ’91 (99) - Borromeo 18, Co 16, Ong 14, C. Go 13, E. Go 12, Mission 9, Lim 6, De la Torre 5, Crisologo 4, Teson 2

Class ’80 (59) - Yu 18, Uang 16, Canda 14, King 11

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04-24-2007, 02:58 PM
Castrol '96 survives Cokaliong '98 in CECABA hoopfest

The Freeman 04/24/2007

Castrol '96 walked down a jittery road before cruising past Cokaliong Shipping '98, 60-57, in the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 9th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup over the weekend at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Rogelio Donayre had 11 points and dished out seven assists followed by Rushmarc Lariosa with 10 points on top of 11 rebounds for Class '96, which assured itself of a Top Four slot with an 8-2 win-loss record.

Mark Ryan Babor scored only six, but it was more than enough for him to breach the 1,000-point mark, becoming the 42nd player to achieve the feat since the league's inception nine years ago.

Erick Andrew So unloaded 21 points, while Robinson Yap pumped in 14 markers and 13 rebounds for Class '98, which slipped to 5-5. JV Shop '97 survives JRJ 2000
In the other game, JV Shop N' Shop '97 overcame JRJ Enterprises 2000, 71-67, to improve its win-loss record to 5-4.

Wendell Maurin got the surprise of everyone by netting in a career-high 19 points on a 9-of-17 shooting from the field for Class '97. Bryan Labus had a solid double-double show of 15 points and 11 rebounds followed by Aubrey Jones Ibones with 12 points, five rebounds, four steals and two assists.

John Bryan Lo scattered 29 points on top of seven rebounds and four assists but his one-man army couldn't make a difference as Class 2000 suffered its seventh setback against only three victories. Reyes, Chan Steal the Thunder
Over at the CEC Gym, Neo-Neo Grill '85 clobbered Cebu Hardware '84 in the first and fourth quarters to come up with an 81-66 rout, while Sun Gold 2005 pounded ACY Shipping 2006 in the entire 40-minute battle to pull off a 72-54 cakewalk.

Alfred Reyes became the league's newest revelation by drilling in a career-best 20 points and five rebounds for Class '85 on a 10-of-18 sniping from the field.

Joel Chan was similarly explosive in recording the first triple-double of the season with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for Class '85, which got off to a 23-15 start and then closed the match with a 26-15 burst for the 15-point romp.

Star center Sammy Sia exploded with a season-high 40 points on top of 18 caroms, but his singular offensive outburst went for naught as Class '84 crashed to its 10th defeat against only one win.

Kent Benedict Uy and Moroni Jones Uy, on the other hand, combined for 30 points and six rebounds to power Class 2005 to its fourth victory in nine starts. They kept Class 2006 at bay since taking a 35-21 edge at halftime.

Junwynn Dy had 24 points, 11 rebounds and three steals followed by Nolsie John Cisneros with 14 points, six rebounds and four assists but they still went home on a pensive note as Class 2006 still got zilch in nine games.

The scores

First game

Class '85 (81) - Reyes 20, Chan 19, Wong 12, Kaw 9, Tan 8, W. Yu 8, Ku 5

Class '84 (66) - Sia 40, Go 10, Wilson 8, Tan 6, Uy 2

Second game

Class 2005 (72) - K. Uy 19, Lua 16, M. Uy 11, Salibio 8, Alegado 6, Tiu 4, Jao 3, Chua 2, Lee 2, Cedeño 1

Class 2006 (54) - Dy 24, Cisneros 14, C. Tan7, R. Tan 6, Urian 3

Third game

Class '96 (60) - Donayre 11, Lariosa 10, Wang 8, Alinson 7, Babor 6, Baron 5, Pelaez 4, Ong 4, G. Chua 3, Ang 2

Class '98 (57) - So 21, Yap 14, Co 12, Millan 5, P. So 3, Escoton 2

Fourth game

Class '97 (71) - Maurin 19, Labus 15, Ibones 12, T. Tan 8. Chan 6, Tan 6, Dano 5

Class 2000 (67) - Lo 29, Ong 12, Azarraga 10, Pimentel 6, Ocarol 5, Boltron 4, Kua 1-EBV

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05-06-2007, 11:33 AM
Class ‘99, 2004 advance into CECABA semifinals

The Freeman 05/06/2007

The twice-to-beat Cebu Pacific Transport ’99 and Hannah’s Cakes and Decors 2004 elbowed out their respective foes to march into the semifinals of the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association’s 9th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup on Friday night at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Class ’99 spewed fire in the first three quarters to scorch JV Shop N’ Shop 97, 65-56, while Class 2004 overcame a lukewarm start to terminate Sun Gold 2005 with a 76-61 rout.

Ruben Yap, Jr. scattered 20 points followed by Albert Uy with 15 for Class ’99, which closed the first half with a double-digit lead, 31-21. Than, Class ’99 outscored Class ’97 in the third period, 20-16, to pad its lead to 14, 51-37.

Class ’97 staged a last ditch rally in the closing minutes of the game, but Class ’99 proved to be a tough nut to crack at crunchtime.

Bryan Labus topped Class ’97 with 20 points, while Denver Dano and Wendell Maurin chipped in 12 and 10 markers, respectively, in a losing cause.

Later, Aljhune Areja carded 21 points and Danel Hayag added 19 for Class 2004, which had a cold start resulting into a 13-16 deficit after the first quarter.

But Class 2004 rose to life in the second canto where it staged an 18-8 run to grab the lead at halftime, 31-24, for good.

After an even third-quarter shootout, Class 2004 went on a rampage and closed the match with a 26-18 spread for the 15-point demolition.

Areja and Hayag were heavily backed up by Christian Espada and Eliot Emerson Uy with 26 points combined.

Philip John Lua charted in a game-high 23 points followed by Kent Benedict Uy with 18 but their combined efforts were not enough to prevent Class 2005 from proceeding into the exit door.— EBV

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05-17-2007, 09:52 AM
Neo-Neo Grill ‘85 marches into CECABA Division I finals

Wednesday, May 16, 2007
The Freeman



Neo-Neo Grill ’85 took full command the entire game to subdue Chester Enterprises ’83, 56-44, and advance into the Division I finals of the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association’s 9th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup last Sunday at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Joel Chan charted 18 points followed by Wilson Yu and Edwin Kaw with 16 and 13 markers, respectively as Class ’85 never looked back after taking a 31-21 advantage at halftime.

Class ’85 padded its lead to as much as 13 points, 41-28, at the end of the third period, never allowing Class ’83 to even just come close.

Stephen Tan had 16 points, while Christopher Cokaliong chipped in 12 for Class ’83, which is in a must-win situation in its next game to stave off elimination.

In the other game, Castrol ’96 banked on an explosive third-quarter show to oust Cebu Pacific Transport ’99, 70-65, and move one step closer to the Division II championship.

It was a double celebration for Rogelio Donayre, who became the 43rd member of the league’s 1,000-point club. He only needed three points to reach the milestone, but ended up scoring 14.

Rex Alinson posted 16 points for Class ’96, which trailed by nine points, 24-33, at the intermission.

But Alinson, Donayre, Dreyfuss Ang and Franklin Neil Ong put their acts together in presiding over a 25-9 run to grab the lead for good, 49-42, entering the final 10-minute mark of the contest.

Donayre and Alinson then combined for 16 points to help Class ’99 neutralize the offense of Class ’99 in the windup.

Ruben Yap, Jr. scattered a game-high 26 points for Class ’99, while Troy Symington Tan and Lawrence Lauron combined for 26 markers in a losing effort. First game

Class ’85 (56) - Chan 18, W. Yu 16, Kaw 13, Wong 4, Dihiansan 3, Tan 2

Class ’83 (44) - Tan 16, Cokaliong 12, Yao 4, Calagos 3, Ku 3, H. Yu 2, R. Yu 2, Co 2

Second game

Class ’96 (70) - Alinson 17, Donayre 14, Ang 9, Pelaez 7, Gue 6, Ong 5, Baron 4, Uang 4, Chua 2, Dy 2

Class ’99 (65) - Yap 26, T. Tan 14, Lauron 12, Lao 6, Uy 5, Sia 2 — EBV

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06-13-2007, 11:24 AM
Cokaliong-led Shell ’78 rules CECABA shootout
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
The Freeman


The Chester Cokaliong-led Pilipinas Shell ’78 on Sunday almost scored a clean sweep in the shooting competitions of the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association’s 9th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup Fun Day at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Exactly a week since his rare sweep during the CEC’ 78-SITBA exhibition match, Cokaliong once again roared into overwhelming success. This time, the magnitude of competition is quite high as Cokaliong trumpeted Class ’78 to triumph over a strong opposition comprised mostly of players aged 30 years old and below.

Concrete proof to that, Cokaliong had to scrape through a grueling five sudden-death rounds before edging out John Brian Lo of JRJ Enterprises 2000 to wrest the 3-point king title. It was Cokaliong’s second 3-point crown in CECABA and 14th overall in his career - a feat unequaled by any player in a local league.

Cokaliong and Lo finished the elimination round with nine points apiece. They ended up with identical 10 points in the finals, thus, setting up the stage for a rubbermatch to the delight of spectators and competitors alike.

In what is by far the most spine-chilling shootout in league history, the two clutch-shooters figured in four deadlocks, 14-all, 9-all, 12-all and 9-all. In the fifth decider, Cokaliong wielded an indomitable fighting spirit and awe-inspiring steady hands to vanquish a very game Brian Lo, 14-10.

Seven rounds of 3-point shootout that was accounted for a total of 175 attempts against an opponent 22 years younger than him, the victory is truly one for the books for the undisputed 3-point champion Cokaliong.

Prior to that epic win, Cokaliong anchored Class ’78 to the 3-point championship in team category with William Claridad, Daniel Yu, Henry Villamor and Wilty Yap. They netted eight points in the championship round to prevail over Dewfoam ’88 and Petrogas ’92, which settle for second and third with seven and five points, respectively.

Cokaliong actually basked in the glow of a hat-trick as he earlier teamed up with Wilty Yap to power Class ’78 to the 2-ball contest plum. They outpointed their closest pursuers by the narrowest of margins as Paul Timothy So and Rex Millan of Class ’98 and Emerson Eliott Uy and Zanders Wee of Class 2004 each charted 34 points.

The victory was Cokaliong’s ninth overall in a 2-ball tilt and third with Wilty Yap as partner.

Uy and Wee went on to grab the first runner-up honors after beating So and Millan in the rubbermatch, 37-31.

It would have been a sweep for Class ’78 had its bet topped the free throw shooting competition dominated by Rex Millan of Class ’98. Millan actually figured in a 4-all tie with Anthony Chua of Class ’94 at the end of the qualifying phase, but won the playoff by a hairline, 3-2, to take home the champion’s trophy.

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04-24-2008, 08:29 AM
Batch ‘96, Class ‘98-B make 10th Cecaba hoop semifinal



Cebu Daily News
First Posted 14:50:00 04/23/2008


Castrol ‘96 and GCM Royalle Merchandise ‘98-B beat their respective quarterfinal foes to barge into the semifinal round of the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 10th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Class ‘96 proved too much for Kwong Bee Sausage 2005, 82-49, while Class ‘98-B held off JRJ Enterprises 2007 in the endgame for a 67-62 triumph.

Rex Alinson and Dreyfuss Ang tallied 12 points each for Class ‘96, which took control of the match after building an early 22-8 lead.

Philip John Lua led Class 2005 with 12 points, while Godsent Alegado added 10.
Meanwhile, Elvis Evangelista erupted for 26 points, 17 coming in the first half, allowing Class ‘98-B to build momentum going into the final two quarters.

Robinson Yap and Virgilio Escoton Jr. backed Evangelista with 15 and 12 points, respectively.

Raymark Ryan Ong paced Class 2007 with 29 markers.

BOX SCORES

FIRST GAME
CLASS '96 (82) - Alinso 14, Ang 14, Lim 10, Lariosa 8, Pelaez 6, Chua 6, Renejane 6, Wang 6, Babor 4, Donayre 4, Baron 2, Ong 2.
CLASS 2005 (49) - Lua 12, Alegado 10, Uy 7, Yap 6, Go 4, Yu 4, Ang 2, Salibio 2, Cedeo 2.

SECOND GAME
CLASS '98-B (67) - Evangelista 26, Yap 15, Escoton 12, Yu 6, Co 6, Tan 2.
CLASS 2007 (62) - Ong 29, Espada 10, Dy 8, Pilapil 5, Po 4, Chiu 4, Chu 2. /Correspondent Calvin D. Cordova