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AnthonyServinio
07-12-2006, 01:55 AM
* * *THE Visayas Amateur Athletic Association (VAAA) is a new concept in college sports for Central Philippines.* The league hopes to gather the best student athletes from Western, Central and Eastern Visayas.* A brainchild of businessman and longtime Cebu sports patron Michel J. Lhuillier and Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) Vice President for the Visayas Hon. Raul D. Alcoseba, the league aims to have its inaugural run in the second semester of school year 2006-2007.

* * *Among the teams set to compete in the VAAA are:


Asian College of Science and Technology-Dumaguete
Bohol Institute of Technology
Holy Name University
Salazar Institute of Technology-Cebu
Silliman University
Southwestern University
University of San Jose-Recoletos

* * *The teams will play using a home-and-away format reminiscent of college ball in the United States.* The VAAA wants to tap and awaken the school spirit of the students and its alumni.

* * *Objective.* The VAAA aims to be the premiere college sports organization outside of Metro Manila by producing excellent athletes who may later be tapped to represent the Philippines in international competitions while providing quality education to these same individuals who are students first and athletes second.

gameface_one
07-12-2006, 08:54 AM
When is this going to be? Will this just cover basketball?

AnthonyServinio
07-13-2006, 12:06 AM
When is this going to be?
The target is to hold the games during the second semester of the current school year, most likely in November.


Will this just cover basketball?
Initially offering Men’s Basketball only, the VAAA will soon branch out to include other events for Men, Women and High School in its calendar like Indoor and Beach Volleyball, Football, Athletics, Aquatics, Chess, Dance Sport, Cheerleading, Racket Sports, Martial Arts and other sports as approved by the league.* All VAAA events will seek the sanction and supervision of its corresponding national sports association (NSA).

AnthonyServinio
11-02-2006, 02:54 PM
* * *TAGBILARAN CITY -- The Visayas Amateur Athletic Association (VAAA) will open its first ever tournament with a doubleheader at the Holy Name University Gym on November 11 (Saturday).

* * *The ten pioneer member schools have been divided into two groups:


GROUP A
Bohol Institute of Technology
Holy Name University
Silliman University
Southwestern University
University of San Jose-Recoletos

GROUP B
Asian College of Science and Technology-Dumaguete
Foundation University
Salazar Institute of Technology
University of San Carlos
Western Leyte College

* * *The VAAA games will be televised on a over UHF channel Cebu Catholic Television Network (CCTN-47) and all its cable affiliates.

gameface_one
11-09-2006, 09:38 AM
The VAAA
FULL POINT By Nimrod Quiñones
The Freeman 11/09/2006

When I first heard of the concept of coming up with an inter-school league involving various schools in the Visayas, I believed that it was something that would really be worth looking forward to.

Some may say that obviously Cebu has the edge over the other Visayan areas owing to the fact that it is the center of education and trade in this part of the country, but then that is besides the point.

This Saturday, the Visayas Amateur Athletic Association (VAAA), which we only got read about the past few months, is becoming a reality as it formally opens at the Aznar Coliseum of Southwestern University (SWU).

Cebu City Councilor Raul 'Yayoy' Alcoseba, who is one of those actively pushing the league alongside Michel Lhuillier, our chairman in the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC), would finally heave a sigh of relief that their baby has been born.

This would not be a walk in the park though, but then with the cooperation of the members and a format that would take the games to various places around the Visayas, I believe the VAAA has a winning formula.

In mathematics, having the formula is just one of the many things that you need to reach the answer. There has to be the proper execution and using the givens to solve the unknowns.

That is what the VAAA is embarking and I sincerely wish the league all the best. * * *
I have always believed that Cebu is a great hub for sports activities because of its central location, which makes it accessible from various points of the country.

As the center of the country's shipping industry, Cebu is a very convenient place to hold major sporting competitions if you want maximum participation from people around the Philippines.

The concept of the VAAA however is not really just centered on Cebu, but the entire Visayas region.

Games will be played using the home and away format, which would be good in terms of drawing fan support and most importantly would also develop community ties in the various schools. This is because the students, faculty and staff can see their team in action without having to go elsewhere when they host games.

I understand that while the VAAA will start out with basketball, the organizers are also looking at holding other events in the near future.

Although I am not much of a supporter of basketball since there are already too many spending money, time and effort doing that, I believe it is a catalyst that could help spur interest in sports. * * *
I had an interesting conversation yesterday over cups of coffee with Mike Solon and Chad Songalia of RCTV Channel 36.

The cup of freshly brewed Colombian Supremo was just perfect and so was the soft chocolate ensaymada at Gloria Jean's, which was where we talked about sports and more.

As a believer in getting kids into sports, I was happy to know that my two friends also feel the same and that they'd like to see the sporting family grow.

As people in media, we also believe that we can do something to help, but then that would probably be the subject of another column.

One thing that should be addressed is probably educating parents about the right things to do when getting children into sports. It's true, we all have roles to play and should play them correctly to help develop our future sports superstars.

It's a huge task that we add to just simply being parents, but the rewards are so promising. Maybe we'll have a few more cups of coffee again guys.

AnthonyServinio
11-13-2006, 01:41 PM
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GAME RESULTS:

November 11, 2006 (Saturday) -- Aznar Coliseum, Cebu City
San Jose-Recoletos d. Bohol Tech, 102-81
Southwestern d. Holy Name, 82-50

November 12, 2006 (Sunday) -- Recoletos Coliseum, Cebu City
Southwestern d. Bohol Tech, 75-70
San Jose-Recoletos d. Holy Name, 79-53

UPCOMING GAMES:

November 18, 2006 (Saturday) -- University of San Carlos Gym, Cebu City
3:00PM San Carlos vs. Silliman
4:30PM Salazar vs. ACSAT

November 19, 2006 (Sunday) -- University of San Carlos Gym, Cebu City
3:00PM Salazar vs. Silliman
4:30PM San Carlos vs. ACSAT

AnthonyServinio
11-21-2006, 01:15 AM
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GAME RESULTS:

November 18, 2006 (Saturday) -- University of San Carlos Gym, Cebu City
San Carlos d. Silliman, 67-57
ACSAT d. Salazar, 94-89 (OT)

November 19, 2006 (Sunday) -- University of San Carlos Gym, Cebu City
Salazar d. Silliman, 64-58
San Carlos d. ACSAT, 73-63

UPCOMING GAMES:

November 25, 2006 (Saturday) -- Silliman University Gym, Dumaguete City
3:00PM Foundation vs. Bohol Tech
4:30PM Silliman vs. ACSAT

November 26, 2006 (Sunday) -- Silliman University Gym, Dumaguete City
3:00PM Foundation vs. San Jose-Recoletos
4:30PM ACSAT vs. Western Leyte

gameface_one
11-21-2006, 10:49 AM
USC downs ACSAT; SCSIT drubs Silliman in VAAA
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 11/21/2006

The University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors completed a two-game sweep over the Dumaguete visitors with a 73-63 shellacking of the Asian College of Science and Institute of Technology (ACSAT) Lightnings last Sunday to earn a share of the lead in the Visayas Amateur Athletic Association (VAAA) at the USC Gym.

Earlier, the Salazar Colleges of Science and Institute of Technology (SCSIT) Skyblazers bounced back from their previous loss to ACSAT and unleashed their wrath on the Silliman University (SU) Stallions, 64-58.

For the second straight game, Enrico Llanto topped USC with 23 points. Niño Ramirez, Llanto's teammate with the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala Jewelers in the commercial league, added 12 markers followed by Vincent Padayao with 11 as the Warriors assumed the solo leadership in Bracket B with a clean 2-0 slate.

The University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars and Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras paced Bracket A without defeat in two stars, so far, in the league backestopped by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines and Nature's Spring.

The USC Warriors trailed by four at the end of the first period, 18-22, but fired back in the second frame, 23-8, to take control of the match at halftime, 41-30, for good.

The Lightnings trimmed the deficit down to only five points after three quarters, 50-55, but the gritty Warriors held on a 10-point victory.

In the other game, the SCSIT Skyblazers trailed for most of the way until they detonated a powerful 25-8 bomb in the last period to skewer the Stallions at the final buzzer.

The scores

First game

SCSIT (64) - Cane 14, Kintanar 14, Serna 9, Tampus 6, Jabadan 6, Gacrama 5, Calma 5, Cabrera 4, Kintanar 4, Hongayo 1

SU (58) - Lazalita 16, Lazalita 15, Villavicencio 10, Villegas 4, Tan 3, Calumba 2, Yam 1

Quarterscores:11-19, 21-30, 39-46, 64-58

Second game

USC (73) - Llanto 23, Ramirez 12, Padayao 11, Gallarde 10, Igao 7, Ferraren 4, Tangarorang 4, Arriesgado 2, Tagalog 1

ACSAT (63) - Viliran 12, Abejero 11, Ferraren 11, Gana-an 10, Catan 8, Vailoces 8, De la Cerna 3

Quarterscores:18-22, 41-30, 55-50, 73-63

gameface_one
11-25-2006, 11:14 PM
Silliman eyes first win in VAAA caging today
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 11/25/2006

Smarting from back-to-back defeats, the Silliman University (SU) Stallions hope to notch their first victory right in their own backyard as the Visayas Amateur Athletic Association (VAAA) basketball action shifts to Dumaguete City today.

The SU Stallions will host the Asian College of Science and Technology (ACSAT) Lightnings in the main game at 4:30, right after Foundation University (FU) makes its debut in the regional cage league against the Bohol Institute of Technology (BIT) Cruisers at 3 pm.

During their Cebu sojourn last week, the SU Stallions were vanquished by the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors and the Salazar Colleges of Science and Institute of Technology (SCSIT) Skyblazers.

ACSAT, on the other hand, split its games, winning over SCSIT before crumbling at the hands of title favorite USC.

Before the SU-ACSAT showdown, FU is raring to make an impression in its first appearance in the fledgling league bankrolled by M. Lhuilier Kwarta Padala, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, and Cokaliong Shipping Lines.

FU, however, must brace for a tough challenge as the BIT Cruisers are also hungry for a win after dropping their first two assignments during the season-opening matches two weeks ago at the Aznar Coliseum.

BIT both lost to the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras and the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars.

USC, SWU and USJ-R are currently in a three-way tie on top of the leaderboard with similar 2-0 win-loss records.

Tomorrow, Western Leyte College of Ormoc City will make its VAAA debut against ACSAT still at the SU Gym at 4:30 pm.

In the opening skirmish scheduled at 3 pm, USJ-R shoots for the solo lead when it takes on FU.

AnthonyServinio
11-30-2006, 11:12 AM
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TEAM STANDINGS:

Group A
San Jose-Recoletos 3-0
Southwestern 2-0
Bohol Tech 1-2
Holy Name 0-2
Foundation 0-2

Group B
San Carlos 2-0
ACSAT 3-1
Salazar 1-1
Western Leyte 0-1
Silliman 0-3

GAME RESULTS:

November 25, 2006 (Saturday) -- Silliman University Gym, Dumaguete City
Bohol Tech d. Foundation, 91-75
ACSAT d. Silliman, 65-54

November 26, 2006 (Sunday) -- Silliman University Gym, Dumaguete City
San Jose-Recoletos d. Foundation, 80-50
ACSAT d. Western Leyte, 89-76

UPCOMING GAMES:

December 2, 2006 (Saturday) -- Ormoc City
3:00PM Western Leyte vs. Silliman

December 3, 2006 (Sunday) -- Ormoc City
3:00PM Western Leyte vs. Salazar

gameface_one
12-04-2006, 07:47 AM
Silliman gatecrashes WLC's home debut in VAAA
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 12/04/2006

The Silliman University (SU) Stallions launched a furious attack in the second quarter and then unleashed a powerful endgame kick to spoil the home debut of Western Leyte College (WLC) Mustangs via a 76-58 rout in the Visayas Amateur Athletic Association (VAAA) men's basketball tournament the other day at the Ormoc Superdome.

The WLC Mustangs of Ormoc City were in fighting mood only in the first period when it took a 15-13 lead as the Stallions staged a fierce fight-back in the succeeding quarter to mount a dozen-point lead at halftime, 36-24.

The Mustang cut the deficit down to only seven, 47-54, but the Stallions again went back to their usual business and closed the game with a back-breaking 22-11 rally for the 18-point blowout.

It was Silliman's third victory in the tournament founded by Cebu City Councilor and M. Lhuillier head coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba and supported by M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala, Nature's Spring and Cokaliong Shipping Lines.

The scores

Silliman (86) - Lazalita 20, Villavicencio 15, Villegas 5, Tuballa 4, Caluba 4, Jam 2, Tinio 2, Hongayo 2, Villegas 2

WLC (62) - Dinoy 12, Bejoc 10, Mislang 11, Peñalosa 10, Ceniza 6, Rae 3, Elesorio 2 Fallore 2, Nobong 2

Quarterscores: 13-15, 36-34, 54-47, 76-58

AnthonyServinio
12-05-2006, 10:07 AM
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TEAM STANDINGS:

Group A
San Jose-Recoletos 3-0
Southwestern 2-0
Bohol Tech 1-2
Holy Name 0-2
Foundation 0-2

Group B
San Carlos 2-0
ACSAT 3-1
Salazar 2-1
Silliman 1-3
Western Leyte 0-3

GAME RESULTS:

December 2, 2006 (Saturday) -- Ormoc Superdome
Silliman d. Western Leyte vs. Silliman, 76-58

December 3, 2006 (Sunday) -- Ormoc Superdome
Salazar d. Western Leyte, 98-82

UPCOMING GAMES:

December 9, 2006 (Saturday) -- Tagbilaran City
3:00PM Holy Name vs. Foundation

December 10, 2006 (Sunday) -- Tagbilaran City
3:00PM Bohol Tech vs. Holy Name

gameface_one
12-05-2006, 02:22 PM
SCSIT mangles WLC in VAAA cage wars
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 12/05/2006

The Salazar Colleges of Science and Institute of Technology (SCSIT) Skyblazers dealt the Western Leyte College (WLC) Mustangs their second straight loss in as many games at home, 98-82, in the continuing action of the Visayas Amateur Athletic Association (VAAA) men's basketball competition last Sunday at the Ormoc Superdome.

After SCSIT raced to a sizzling 27-20 start, the WLC Mustang, egged on by the cheers of their hometown supporters, responded with a 28-18 blast in the second quarter to wrest the driver's seat at halftime, 38-35.

However, that proved to be the Mustangs' last gasp of breath as the visiting SCSIT Skyblazers unfurled a game-tearing 30-13 rally in the third period to post a 14-point edge, 65-51, heading into the final stretch.

The boys of coach Jojo Romarate did not relinquish their lead and went on to finish off the WLC Mustangs by keeping their composure until the closing seconds of the match.

The scores

SCSIT (98) - Jabadan 17, Calma 14, Gacrama 12, Tampus 10, Cabrera 8, Filosopo 9, Kintanar 9, Cane 8, Serna 7, Loon 4

WLC (82) - Rae 21, Ceniza 19, Dinoy 12, Peñalosa 8, Bejoc 6, Mislang 6, Elosorio 4, Nobong 4, Fallore 2

Quarterscores:27-20, 35-38, 65-51, 98-82

AnthonyServinio
12-18-2006, 04:37 PM
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TEAM STANDINGS:

Group A
Southwestern 3-0
San Jose-Recoletos 3-0
Bohol Tech 1-2
Holy Name 0-2
Foundation 0-3

Group B
San Carlos 2-0
ACSAT 3-1
Salazar 2-1
Silliman 1-3
Western Leyte 0-3

GAME RESULTS:

December 9, 2006 (Saturday) -- Tagbilaran City
Holy Name vs. Foundation -- TO BE RESET (TYPHOON)

December 10, 2006 (Sunday) -- Tagbilaran City
Bohol Tech vs. Holy Name -- TO BE RESET (TYPHOON)

December 16, 2006 (Saturday) -- Aznar Coliseum, Cebu City
Southwestern d. Foundation, 75-52

UPCOMING GAMES:

January 6, 2007 (Saturday) -- University of San Carlos Gym, Cebu City
3:00PM San Carlos vs. Western Leyte

AnthonyServinio
01-09-2007, 02:23 AM
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TEAM STANDINGS:

Group A
Southwestern 3-0
San Jose-Recoletos 3-0
Bohol Tech 1-2
Holy Name 0-2
Foundation 0-3

Group B
San Carlos 4-0
ACSAT 3-1
Salazar 2-2
Silliman 1-3
Western Leyte 0-4

GAME RESULTS:

January 6, 2007 (Saturday) -- University of San Carlos Gym, Cebu City
San Carlos d. Western Leyte, 85-73

January 7, 2007 (Sunday) -- Inayawan Sports Center, Cebu City
San Carlos d. Salazar, 90-81

UPCOMING GAMES:

January 13, 2007 (Saturday) -- Tagbilaran City
3:00PM Holy Name vs. Foundation

January 14, 2007 (Sunday) -- Tagbilaran City
3:00PM Holy Name vs. Bohol Tech

gameface_one
01-13-2007, 01:03 PM
Greyhounds to face Falcons in VAAA caging today
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 01/13/2007

The Foundation University (FU) Greyhounds of Dumaguete City continue their search for that elusive victory, but they are expected to face rough sailing as they invade the Holy Name University (HNU) Falcons in the resumption of the inaugural Visayas Amateur Athletic Association (VAAA) men's basketball tournament today at the HNU gym in Tagbilaran City. The FU Greyhounds, who are currently languishing at the cellar, hope to end their three-game losing skid and chalk up their historic first win in the league founded by Cebu City Councilor Raul "Yayoy" D. Alcoseba and supported by M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, and Nature's Spring.

Interestingly, the HNU Falcons are also winless in two starts and the Boholano cagers will surely go all-out in defending their turf with hopes of breaking into the win column.

Tomorrow, the Bohol Institute of Technology (BIT) Cruisers are gunning for their second win in four games when they go up against the Falcons at the BIT gym in a clash of Boholano teams.

The 1-2 Cruisers defeated FU for their first win.

Next week in time of the Sinulog festivities in Cebu, the games will go back to Tagbilaran at the start of the VAAA second round.

The University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars and the Southwestern (SWU) Cobras, who both sport a clean 3-0 slates, will visit Tagbilaran to take on their Boholano rivals.

The Jaguars go up against the BIT Cruisers, while the Cobras test the HNU Falcons. The following day, all the four teams involved will swap opponents.

AnthonyServinio
01-24-2007, 02:00 AM
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TEAM STANDINGS:

Group A
San Jose-Recoletos 4-0
Southwestern 3-1
Bohol Tech 2-2
Foundation 1-3
Holy Name 0-4

Group B
San Carlos 4-0
ACSAT 3-1
Salazar 2-2
Silliman 1-3
Western Leyte 0-4

GAME RESULTS:

January 13, 2007 (Saturday) -- Holy Name Gym, Tagbilaran City
Foundation d. Holy Name, 83-69

January 14, 2007 (Sunday) -- Holy Name Gym, Tagbilaran City
Bohol Tech d. Holy Name, 92-85

January 23, 2007 (Tuesday) -- Aznar Coliseum, Cebu City
San Jose-Recoletos d. San Jose-Recoletos, 70-62

UPCOMING GAMES:

January 25, 2007 (Thursday) -- Dalaguete, Cebu
4:30PM San Carlos vs. Salazar Tech

January 26, 2007 (Friday) -- ACSAT Gym, Dumaguete City
4:30PM ACSAT vs. Silliman

January 27, 2007 (Saturday) -- Foundation University Gym, Dumaguete City
4:30PM ACSAT vs. Salazar Tech
6:00PM Foundation vs. Southwestern

January 28, 2007 (Sunday) -- Silliman University Gym, Dumaguete City
4:30PM ACSAT vs. San Carlos
6:00PM Silliman vs. Salazar Tech

February 1, 2007 (Thursday) -- Holy Name Gym, Tagbilaran City
4:30PM Holy Name vs. Bohol Tech

February 3, 2007 (Saturday) -- Ormoc Superdome, Ormoc City
4:30PM Western Leyte vs. ACSAT

February 4, 2007 (Sunday) -- Ormoc Superdome, Ormoc City
4:30PM Western Leyte vs. San Carlos

February 10, 2007 (Saturday) -- Foundation Gym, Dumaguete City
4:30PM Silliman vs. San Carlos
6:00PM Foundation vs. Holy Name

February 11, 2007 (Sunday) -- Foundation Gym, Dumaguete City
4:30PM Silliman vs. Western Leyte
6:00PM Foundation vs. Bohol Tech

February 17, 2007 (Saturday) -- Cebu City
4:30PM San Jose-Recoletos vs. Foundation
6:00PM Salazar Tech vs. Western Leyte


Note: Schedule subject to change without prior notice.* Additional games to follow.

gameface_one
01-29-2007, 07:21 PM
SIT, SWU drub foes in VAAA caging
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 01/29/2007

The Salazar institute of Technology (SIT) Skyblazers and the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras scored contrasting victories yesterday in the Visayas Amateur Athletic Association (VAAA) played in Dumaguete City.

Still playing as of press time was the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors, who was eyeing to keep is record clean against host the Silliman University (SU) Stallions.

The Skyblazers of coach Jojo Romarete defeated the ACSAT Lightning, 79-73, while the Cobras of coach Dodie Miego escaped with a 65-63 win over the Foundation University Greyhounds.

The win improved the standing of the Skyblazers to 3-3 for a tie with their victim while the Cobras moved to solo third place at 4-1 behind the 5-0 Warriors and the 4-0 USJ-R Jagiuars.

The scores:

First Game:

SIT (79) - Cabrera 20, Calma 17, Serna 13, Cane 12, Kintanar 8, Jabanadan 4, Tampus 3, Filosopo 2

ACSAT (73) - Viliran 21, Vailoces 19, Ferraren 10, Ganaan 5, Lazalta 4, Catan 3, Abejero 2, Dela Cruz 2

Halftime: 55-38

Second Game:

SWU (65) - Yap 19, Litorja 10, Gianchano 8, Arong 8, Belande 5, Gallarde 5, Villegas 5, Maguate 4, Canonigo 1

FU (63) - Futalan 17, Lumayag 8, Gio 6, Dumaldal 4, Llera 4, Amores 4, Kinilitan 3 Halftime: 32-33

gameface_one
02-07-2007, 03:16 PM
WLC Mustangs end losing skid in VAAA caging

The Freeman 02/05/2007

The West Leyte College (WLC) Mustangs needed only one homegame to end its four-game losing skid as it fashioned out an 88-78 victory over its Dumaguete visitor, ACSAT Lightning, in the Visayas Amateur Athletic Association (VAAA) basketball tournament played Saturday night at the WLC gym in Ormoc City.

It was a record of some sort in VAAA as the Mustangs held the Lightning to a six-point first period count, erupting to a bulky 25-point tip off.

The Mustangs, who have four of their key players scoring in double figures, ended up their slump for a 1-4 win-loss record while the Lightning continued with their slide as dropped, 3-4.

However, the Mustangs will face an acid test in their next outing as they go up against the unbeaten Cebuano visitor University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors who led Group B with a 6-0 win-loss record.

Alvin Gallardo led the Mustangs with 22 points while Federico Bejoc and Peñalosa contributed 17 points each. Another 15 points came from Dick Adrian Ceniza.

The scores:

WLC (88) - Gallardo 22, Bejoc 17, Peñalosa 17, Ceniza 15, Dinoy 9, Mislang 5, Rae 2, Nobong 1

ACSAT (78) - Vailoces 25, Viliran 13, Ferraren 8, Dela Cruz 6, Cabarrubias 5, Ganaan 5, Abejero 4, Nillas 4, Catalan 3, Lazalita 3 Halftime: 50-39 (GGM)

gameface_one
03-21-2007, 12:37 PM
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
USJ-R steals Game 1 in VAAA finals
sunstar.com.ph

THE University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars are just one win from clinching the first-ever Visayas Amateur Athletic Association title, as they draw first blood following a 67-59 win over the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras in Game 1 of the championship series at the University of San Carlos Gym last Monday.

Tonight, the Jaguars will try to clinch the title but the Cobras are expected to play their best to forge a winner-take-all Game 3.

Meantime, the University of San Carlos Warriors salvaged third place after beating the Salazar Colleges of Science and Institute of Technology, 97-83, in the first game.


The Jaguars proved to be a steadier team down the stretch as the Cobras crumbled into pieces to concede the first game of the series.

After 18 lead changes and eight deadlocks in a very physical game, the Jaguars sealed the win after Lyndon Gudez and Bobby Hatague broke a 55-all deadlock by scoring a telling 9-0 blitz.

“They were caught flat-footed with our 1-2-2 defense in the final six minutes. But the early foul trouble of (Alfred) Belande (SWU’s leading scorer) really helped us a lot,” USJ-R head coach Edito Salacot told Sun.Star Cebu after the game.

SWU assistant coach Bong Begontes, however, said their mistakes caused them the match.

Technicals

“We made a lot of lapses. That technical foul against (Gilbert) Gallarde was the biggest factor of our loss. We broke down from there and we lost our focus,” Begontes stressed.

Gallarde and USJ-R muscleman Randy Pogoy were assessed with technical foul each for unsportsmanlike foul. Pogoy’s came at 4:15 of the third quarter, while Gallarde got his at 6:55 of the fourth.

SWU also committed two 24-second violations, two more unforced turnovers and three forced shots despite the early exit of Pogoy (3:35) and John Malinao (1:11) due to foul trouble.

However, SWU did not feel the effect of Gallarde’s foul until the five-minute mark when the Jaguars broke away from the deadlock to silence the largely Cobras supporters.

“We should not be complacent at this point. I know that SWU will make a lot of adjustments in Game 2, while we will be trying to counter their game plans,” Salacot added. (RCM

AnthonyServinio
03-23-2007, 07:01 PM
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KNOCKOUT SEMIFINAL GAMES:

March 15, 2007 (Thursday) -- University of San Carlos Gym, Cebu City
San Jose-Recoletos d. Salazar Tech, 109-97
Southwestern d. San Carlos, 82-76


THE FINALS:

March 19, 2007 (Monday) -- University of San Carlos Gym, Cebu City

San Carlos d. Salazar Tech, 97-83 (Third Place Game)
San Jose-Recoletos d. Southwestern, 67-59 (Championship, Game One)

March 21, 2007 (Wednesday) -- University of San Carlos Gym, Cebu City
San Jose-Recoletos d. Southwestern, 78-73 (Championship, Game Two)
Finals MVP -- Lyndon Gudez (USJ-R)



CONGRATULATIONS
USJR-R JAGUARS
FIRST VAAA CHAMPIONS