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03-29-2006, 12:28 AM
Gamefacers, post here your thoughts and comments about the Homegrown Cup High School Division.

04-03-2006, 05:43 PM
The team that will beat SBC Red cubs will win the jrs division.

04-06-2006, 09:10 AM
Ano pa ba ang masasabi natin kundi..."Angat talaga ang San Beda."

Lucas Palaka
04-06-2006, 10:02 AM
if ateneo will be able to move on from their opening game loss to beda, then the eaglets will be in the best position to challenge the red cubs for the homegrown title. san sebastian blasted the myth of beda invincibility last year, so there's no telling whether ateneo or any other team, for that matter, will be able to do the same again.

04-10-2006, 08:53 AM
if ateneo will be able to move on from their opening game loss to beda, then the eaglets will be in the best position to challenge the red cubs for the homegrown title. san sebastian blasted the myth of beda invincibility last year, so there's no telling whether ateneo or any other team, for that matter, will be able to do the same again.

For one who had actually seen more Junior than Senior games in the NCAA, last season's Red Cubs were far from mythical or invincible.

They came into season 81 losing key players to graduation. They were without Martinez (who enrolled at UE), Menor, Taganas, and Tecson (key players in the San Beda Srs.) and Castillo who are in Team Behold of San Beda.

In fact, in the pre-season events leading to the NCAA tournament, they won no trophies. Senor Badolato was just hoping for the best come NCAA.

Letran and San Sebastian were the favorites. Both were bannered by at least 10 high school senior students. Both with blue chip players. Green and Tagarda for the Squires. Salamat, Reyes and Lee for the Staglets. While San Beda only had one legit college level kid in its line-up in Hermida.

Even without the protest on a Letran player, San Beda surpassed expectations when it defeated San Sebastion in a playoff match that practically assured them of a championship spot. Indeed, pride can at times make one team overcome challenges.

But when the title series started, San Sebastian's rotation of 10 senior players were just to deep for Senor Badolato to overcome. His problems were compounded with an injured Victorino. San Sebastian would win the title in 2 games on 4th quarter scoring binges from Salamat.

But in a post game interview, Coach Ato was infact very proud of that Season 81 team as it achieved more than what was realistically expected of them.

But this team's saga would not end there. They would have their chance to get back at San Sebastion in the National Championships. With 4 underclassmen playing in overtime, they beat the same San Sebastian Staglets and crowned themselves National Champions.

This coming Season 82, the Red Cubs should be favorites anew. And this is what makes Senor Badolato such a amazing high school coach. The Red Cubs is always a championship caliber team regardless of player turnover due to graduation. Same can never be said of most teams. Both in the NCAA and the UAAP.

04-30-2006, 08:13 AM
Eaglets, Greenies dispute finals berth today

First posted 03:25am (Mla time) April 30, 2006

Editor's Note: Published on page A30 of the April 30, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

ATENEO and La Salle Greenhills clash today for a seat in the high school division finals of the Total-Filoil-Flying V Homegrown Cup at the San Juan gym.

The San Beda Red Cubs await the winner of the Blue Eaglets-Greenies match, which is set at 3 p.m.

The championship is scheduled on May 6 and will serve as the prelude to the game pitting the San Beda All-Stars and their La Salle counterparts for the alumni title.

Lorenzo Katipunan scored 19 points as Ateneo plastered UP Integrated School, 102-60, slamming the door on the hopes of the Far Eastern Baby Tamaraws.

In the final all-star game UP edged Ateneo 70-67, while FEU bested San Beda, 100-92.

The scores:

ATENEO 102-Katipunan 19, Gamboa M. 17, Austria 12, Balmaceda 10, Rivera 10, Golla 8, Aportadera 7, Gonzaga 6, Gamboa K. 4, Valera 3, Esquivel 2.
UPIS 60-Buena 15, Sanchez 13, Tolentino 9, Marata 5, Cruz 5, Espiritu 4, Bautista 4, Lazo 3.
Quarters: 26-14, 52-27, 80-42, 102-60

UP 70-Ferrer, 19, Arandia 15, Marata 11, Yu 11, Salva 8, Garcia 2.
ATENEO 67-Sison 26, Arespacochaga 10, Henares 9, Tioseco J. 8, Gamboa 4, Afable 4, Narvasa O.
Quarters: 12-19, 34-26, 56-48, 70-67

04-30-2006, 08:01 PM
Ateneo defeated La Salle Greenhills this afternoon to earn the right to fight the San Beda Red Cubs for the championship. Unheralded point guard Rivera saved the day for the Blue Eaglets. Rivera waxed hot from the 3 point country in the second half to help his team wrest the lead from La Salle.

full battle gear
05-06-2006, 04:26 PM
Finals for the Junior Division is underway!

First quarter ended with San Beda on top, 20-18.

LA Revilla has exploded for San Beda with 10 points in the first quarter alone.

full battle gear
05-06-2006, 04:30 PM
With 2:31 left in the 2nd quarter, Red Cubs still lead the Eaglets, 25-20.

San Beda closes the half still ahead of Ateneo, 25-22.

full battle gear
05-06-2006, 04:59 PM
Red Cubs continue to lead the Eaglets with 5 minutes left in the 3rd quarter, 36-29.

With 1:57 left in 3rd quarter, Beda maintains lead, 40-36. Marcelo asserting his presence inside the paint. Golla already with 4 personal fouls at this stage of the match.

At the end of the 3rd quarter, San Beda continue to lead the way, 43-40. Ateneo's Mike Gamboa scored 8 points in this quarter.

full battle gear
05-06-2006, 05:17 PM
San Beda starts the 4th quarter with a bang via back-to-back triples, bringing the score to 51-44.

Ateneo responds with back to back drives courtesy of Gamboa to cut the lead to 1, 51-50 with 4:05 remaining in the game.

full battle gear
05-06-2006, 05:32 PM
With 1:14 left in the game, San Beda ahead 57-50, with Marcelo and Yulo taking control of the ballgame.

Ateneo plagued by errors in the endgame. Coach Jamike Jarin slapped a technical foul.

San Beda looks headed for the title with 23 seconds left and leading by 7, 60-53.

full battle gear
05-06-2006, 05:41 PM
Final score: San Beda 62 - Ateneo 55.

Congratulations to the SAN BEDA RED CUBS for winning the Homegrown Cup title in the Juniors Division!!

full battle gear
05-06-2006, 05:52 PM
Homegrown Cup Mythical Five - Juniors Division

Lanete - San Beda
Austria - Ateneo
Katipunan - Ateneo
Ferdinand - La Salle
Revilla - San Beda

MVP is Lanete from San Beda.


05-06-2006, 05:53 PM
I expected San Beda to win this one....BUT NOT THIS CLOSE. Hehe. Congratulations San Beda!

Finally, after a year, the Dynasty's back for San Beda and Ateneo in NCAA and UAAP. :)

Go for your 12th crown in the NCAA, San Beda!
Go for your 15th crown in the UAAP, Ateneo!

05-06-2006, 10:55 PM
^ Me too Jancarlo. It was a bad game for San Beda. Lots of botched plays. Lanete, the MVP, was flat. Atrocious free throw shoting by LA Revilla. I am sure he missed more than 10 free throws. The Shaq is handsdown the better shooter at the stripe.

Ateneo did an excellent job in spreading the floor. They covered Marcelo pretty well. The double and sometimes triple team against him did wonders in limiting his point production. I am surprised that Marcelo was not part of the Mythical Five. Ferdinand is better than Marcelo?

At any rate, Ateneo fought well. One big fight!

Animo San Beda!

05-07-2006, 03:01 AM

San Beda College (SBC) edged out Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU), 62-55, to lift the Juniors Division Championship in the Homegrown Cup yesterday afternoon, May 6, at the San Juan Gym.

Red Cub star point guard Luis Alfonso Revilla presided over a very balanced offense with his attacks to the basket and killer rainbow shots as SBC jumped to a 16-13 advantage by the end of the first quarter. The lead could have been bigger had Revilla converted more from the free throw line where he was only 2 out of 8. Eaglet John David Dumrique was the lone bright spot for ADMU with his 5 points and constant hustle on defense.

ADMU’s offensive sets became predictable the rest of the half but SBC was not able to capitalize on the turnovers. Red Cub Leeward Lobaton scored all their 9 points for the quarter as his teammates’ guns fell silent. Eaglet Luis Gonzaga’s 4 points and solid defense in the shaded area kept them within striking distance going into the break, 25-22.

Eaglet Michael Gamboa, who finished with a game-high 20 points, came out firing after halftime, scoring 8 points in the quarter mostly from daredevil drives to the hoop. Red Cub David Paul Marcelo, however, showed why he is one of the premier junior big men by dominating the paint and scoring 6 points, going 4 out of 8 from the charity stripe. ADMU closed in 38-36 at the 3:10 mark as Alec Rivera connected on two 3-point shots, but SBC still held on to the lead as the last quarter started, 43-40.

The pay-off quarter saw Red Cub Rodel Ranises take over the game as he scored all of his 9 points on a trey and a perfect 6 for 6 from the free throw line. ADMU threatened, 51-50, with 4:26 remaining after a 0-6 run, but SBC came back with 4 unanswered points of their own for a 5-point cushion.

After the teams traded baskets, ADMU Coach Michael Ray Jarin was slapped a technical foul after an extended tirade against a table official. The incident resulted in a bigger lead, 52-59, which the Eaglets never recovered from, giving SBC and legendary Coach Edmundo Badolato another junior title to add to their extensive collection.

Prior to the awarding of trophies and cash prizes, Ferdinand of La Salle, Raymond Austria and Lorenzo Katipunan of ADMU and Luis Alfonso Sevilla and Garvo Lanete were named into the Mythical Five Selection with Lanete winning the Most Valuable Player plum.

SBC – 62: Revilla 15, Lobaton 12, Marcelo 10, Ranises 9, Lanete 8, Yulo 6, Mallari 2, Babiloña 0, Cua 0, Panaligan 0
ADMU – 55: Gamboa M. 20, Rivera 12, Gonzaga 9, Dumrique 5, Tiongson 4, Balmaceda 3, Esquivel 2, Golla 0, Katipunan 0, Gamboa 0, Austria 0, Valera 0
Quarterly scores: 16-13, 25-22, 43-40 and 62-55

As reported by gameface.ph courtside correspondents Johnny Atenizta and milogirl with special acknowledgement to tournament director David Dualan

05-07-2006, 01:01 PM
With practically the same line-ups, I look forward to these two schools meeting again in the knock out round of the FMC Summer League. I hope the bracketing would be fortuitous enough to have them in the championship game.

Magandang "rematch" ito.

05-07-2006, 02:07 PM
I expected San Beda to win this one....BUT NOT THIS CLOSE. Hehe. Congratulations San Beda!

... Lanete, the MVP, was flat...* Atrocious free throw shooting by LA Revilla... Ateneo did an excellent job in spreading the floor. They covered Marcelo pretty well. The double and sometimes triple team against him did wonders in limiting his point production...

I am surprised that Marcelo was not part of the Mythical Five.* Ferdinand is better than Marcelo?*

Jancarlo, you were not alone in your expectations and it was indeed a pleasant surprise that the Eaglets were able to keep it close.* During the elimination round game between these teams, the Cubs won handily.* Revilla was not even a factor and it was wingmen Mallari and Ranises who did the most damage.* Lanete and Marcelo have proven to be the stabilizers in the squad with consistently solid performances.* San Beda showed in the finals how multi-faceted their squad is.* They were able to adjust to almost every look the defense gave them.* The undersized Ateneans, like most of the teams San Beda had gone up against, focused on Marcelo by constantly keeping a body or two on him because he does demand such attention.* Most of the time that they failed to mark him, he made them pay by converting an entry pass or getting a basket after an offensive board.* Revilla showed what he can do with single coverage by slashing and dishing at will and when his defender sagged off a bit anticipating a drive, he shot treys over them.* He could have scored more than twenty points had he done better from the free throw line, but nobody's complaining.* Lobaton stepped up at the wing and Ranises and Lanete finished the job.* The Bedans also showed their strength on defense, keeping the two Eaglets named to the Mythical Five Selection, Austria and Katipunan, scoreless in the match.* It was the trio of M. Gamboa, Rivera and Gonzaga that kept Ateneo within striking distance, but they just didn't have enough left in the end.* It also did not help that their coach earned a technical foul at a point where they still had a chance for a comeback.

LION, more than a number of observers questioned Marcelo's exclusion from the Mythical Five Selection, but statistics-wise, Ferdinand came out ahead.* As I said, everybody knows how much damage Marcelo can inflict in the paint at both ends, making him the focal point of almost every opposing coaching staff's game plan.* If the tournament gave an award to the player who logged the most minutes with an opponent trying to partner with him to imitate Siamese Twins, Marcelo would win hands down.* His calm demeanor and positive attitude towards the game truly makes him the ideal anchor for any team, mythical or not.

pulang leon
05-07-2006, 03:15 PM
Did ateneo's eaglet's coach play when he was in high school?* I think he's also an excellent coach...* coach jarin knows what he's doing, but i wonder if he also played in the NCAA in high school, or was he Ato's assistant / student manager in high school?* I wondered where he learned his coaching skills.* Ka-batch niya sila Paras sa San Beda... HS Batch '86... but I've never heard of him as a player.

Kid Cubao
05-07-2006, 03:45 PM
you sure jamike jarin came from the same high school class as benjie paras? he never struck me as someone that senior, hehehe! definitely, though, he wears his beda lionheart on his sleeve.

as far as his coaching chops are concerned, jamike learned well from señor ato, da nose, joel banal, and now norman black. he's developed his own distinctive style that has served him well at the UAAP juniors level.

05-07-2006, 11:01 PM
^Fraternizer, one big factor why the Eaglets were able to keep the game close was Coach Jarin's game strategy. His game plan of moving the ball was effective and it made the cubs play honest defense. I also noted the eaglets' relentless drives to the basket in the hope of drawing fouls from Dave Marcelo. That made Marcelo play cautious. Too cautious in fact that he played it safe in the first half so as not to get into foul trouble.

I look forward to a rematch between these two great teams. Kung may magaling lang sana na sentro ang Ateneo.

By the way, can you give us some info about Alec Rivera? This player is one hell of a shooter.

05-08-2006, 12:44 AM
Ferdinand is better than Marcelo?*

Definitely not!* He's not even as good as Austria who ran rings around him in their elimination round game.* Ateneo called it right by not accepting him when he tried out last summer.* The boy is well built, the best developed body I've seen on a teenage baller.* However, for all his height and heft, he's very sensitive to the inevitable action in the shaded area, always getting into the ear of the referees and asking for calls against much smaller opponents.* He's also too willing to retaliate against most forms of contact, incidental or not.* He's physically more mature than Marcelo or Austria, but he's emotionally volatile, making him a potential liability in every tight situation.* Also, the way the coaching staff works on him particularly even during games, he seems to be a bit slow on the uptake.

Yes, he's as native as Batricevic, meaning not a single drop of Filipino blood runs through his veins.* I believe he's Malaysian or Indonesian.* No, the solitary name is not the vestige of an aborted football career.* Still, showbusiness may not be out of the question in the future.

Kid Cubao
05-08-2006, 07:52 AM
magaling yung marcelo ng beda. di ko maintindihan kung pano sya naalis sa mythical 5.


05-08-2006, 08:27 AM
Kid Cubao,

Ano yan e, parang everyone should have at least one piece of the pie. Dapat may makapasok na taga Greenhills para lahat masaya. :)

05-08-2006, 02:56 PM
By the way, can you give us some info about Alec Rivera?* *This player is one hell of a shooter.

LION, Rivera is a streak shooter. He just has to work on his consistency. Sorry, I've only seen the boy play twice and really am not familiar with his background. For any other info on him and the Eaglets in general, I have to defer to our in-house experts, jancarlo and yungha.

05-08-2006, 04:10 PM
Thanks fraternizer. Rivera is a zone buster.

05-13-2006, 11:23 AM
Coach Jarin did a heck of a Job with Gamboa, who looked totally lost in the first half missing his spot on both offense and defense. Jarin was in Gamboa's face every time out and, on the exterior, the kid looked worse like he just shut out his coach by doing worse when he goes back in the line up. Made me wonder why, inspite of his miscues and apparent displeasure of coach Jarin, Gamboa was in and out of the court instead of just staying on the end of the bench. Turns out coach Jarin knew what he was doing as the kid almost single-handedly battled the Red Cubs with his twisting layups, even taking it strong against Marcelo. Senor Ato and Da Nose rolled into one (small package) nga. Pati pagiging volatile. Halos matunaw yung table official sa tindi ng init ng ulo ni Coach Jarin :D

05-15-2006, 02:06 AM
^Kung may magaling lang sana na sentro ang Ateneo.

Meron! But Gian Chiu and family decided to bring his game to the States. :o

I wonder who will play for a division I school in the states, Gian Chiu or Aguilar? Heh hehe heh! ???

Mateen Cleaves
05-15-2006, 01:38 PM
^Well... if you're willing to wait a year or two, Ely Capacio's son is on the way to Loyola from Zobel. ;D

05-15-2006, 04:21 PM
tim capacio's an incoming hs freshman and will be playing for the pasarelle team of ateneo. Pasarelle is one the farm teams of the eaglets.

05-15-2006, 10:43 PM
^Well... if you're willing to wait a year or two, Ely Capacio's son is on the way to Loyola from Zobel.* ;D

Naku, magagalit ang mga taga LaSalle kung lumipat nga. When the son of a PBA transferred from LSGH to AGS, kumulo ang dugo nila. Binili raw ni MVP. :o Does the father of the player play for TNT? ??? Akala ko ba LaSalle team ang TNT! :P