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08-09-2006, 08:47 AM
Doves-Generals duel ushers 5th UCAA season

The Philippine Star 08/09/2006

An explosive doubleheader in men’s basketball, bannered by the early clash between powerhouse teams St. Francis of Assisi College and Emilio Aguinaldo College, ushers the fifth season of the Universities and Colleges Athletic Association (UCAA) this coming Saturday at the San Andres gym in Malate.

The two-time defending champion Generals take on the Doves in the opener’s featured game, shortly after the match featuring host ACSAT against PSBA.

The Doves reigned during the first two seasons of the league (2002-03) until the General toppled them in 2004.

A colorful opening ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., with newly elected UCAA president Raoul Sia leading the way.

"I’ll continue the vision of the UCAA founders, which is to provide pure amateur sports that gives significance to grassroots development," said Sia, who appeared in the weekly PSA Forum at the main function room of the Pantalan Restaurant in Manila yesterday accompanied by Tisha Abundo of PSBA.

Sia, also vice-president of ACSAT which has been in operation for over 30 years with branches all over the country, said several innovations will be made this year, foremost of which is the holding of the home and away format.

"That (home and away) is our main innovation this season in our attempt to make the league more prestigious and for students and schools to patronize us even more," added Sia in the public sports program sponsored by PAGCOR, Manila Mayor Lito Atienza and MASCO chairman Ali Atienza.

Sia is taking over the UCAA reins from Teddy Talens of Olivarez College.

Completing the six-team cast seeing action in the league is La Salle-Dasmarinas.

Aside from basketball and volleyball (men and women’s), the league will be holding a first ever cheerdancing competition this season.

08-10-2006, 11:49 AM
ACSAT has been competing in different commercial leagues this off season. their full court trapping is really deadly. i wonder if they finally make some noise in the collegiate scene.

08-12-2006, 08:06 AM
Battle royale up in UCAA opening matches

The Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals are ready and raring to shoot for their third straight title when the 5th Universities and Colleges Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament unwraps Saturday at the San Andres Gym in Malate, Manila.

They start their bid today when the Generals take on the St. Francis of Assisi Doves at 12:30 p.m.

A colorful opening ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., with newly elected UCAA president Raoul Sia leading the way.

Bannered by six talented mainstays, the Generals are expected to make a strong bid with coach Nomar Isla calling the shots once again.

Isla believes that their first game against the Doves could serve as a preview of the championship since both the Generals and St. Francis have intact rosters.

"It [EAC-St. Francis] could be a preview of the championships. The other schools lost key players. Besides EAC, only St. Francis has an intact lineup," said Isla.

Host Asian College of Science and Technology Lightnings fight the Philippine School of Business Administration Jaguars at 11 a.m. The ACSAT Lightnings, led by Rey Pupos, aim to make a good first impression.

The Generals’ campaign will be spearheaded by Ronjay Buenafe, the last of their veterans who steered EAC to two earlier title wins.

The 6-foot-1 Buenafe will get a lot of help from junior standout JR Manansala, Nico Hubalde, Alain Musni and the versatile Jester Ebuen. Outstanding Cebu find Yester Daculan, a 6-foot point guard, will make his debut.

The other members of the Generals are Mark Anzures, Argel Mendoza, John Valderama, Michael Baybay, Raymond Pasaol, Nino Lopez and 6-foot-3 Lowell Yaya.

full battle gear
09-05-2006, 10:49 AM
Jaguars end losing spell, rip Sea Lions

Last updated 05:06am (Mla time) 09/05/2006

Published on page A22 of the September 5, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

THE Philippine School of Business Administration Jaguars leaned on the big games of their three mainstays to whip the Olivarez College Sea Lions, 87-73, yesterday in the fifth Universities and Colleges Athletic Association (UCAA) men’s basketball tournament at the San Andres gym.

Lester Mendoza, Dan Abella and TJ Zayas scored in double figures as the Jaguars finally broke into the win column in their seventh game, which was also their first in the second round.

Mendoza showed the way with 23 points, Abella fired 22 and Zayas contributed 20 for the Jaguars of coach Philip Cezar.

Mendoza’s layup on a Mark Lozada assist in the final period handed the Jaguars a 77-67 edge with 3:32 remaining before Abella put Philippine School of Business Administration farther ahead with a drive.

Zayas led the Jaguars’ big 8-0 breakaway from a 58-58 tie with a pair of triples.

The Jaguars will try to score a second straight win when they meet the De La Salle University-Dasmariñas Patriots at 1:30 p.m. at the DLSU-Dasmariñas courts tomorrow.

Asian College of Science and Technology takes on St. Francis College at 10 a.m. while defending champion Emilio Aguinaldo College battles Olivarez College at 11:30 a.m.

09-18-2008, 02:02 PM
Sea Lions, Dragons in semis
by Peter Atencio

DASMARIÑAS—The undermanned Olivarez College Sea Lions and the Universal College of Nursing Dragons refused to be counted out of the semifinal race yesterday in the seventh Universities and Colleges Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament at the Ugnayang La Salle gym here.

Playing without one of their starters, who was injured during a stabbing incident the previous night, the Sea Lions fought back from 12 points down and turned back the Philippine School of Business Administration Jaguars, 81-77.

Meanwhile, the Dragons surprised the Las Piñas College Blue Lions with their strong start en route to a 74-63 victory.

With the wins, the Sea Lions and the Dragons earned semifinal seats in this tournament supported by Molten and Mikasa Balls.

Leonard Victoria made only six points, including four from the free-throw line in the dying seconds to help the Sea Lions finish the single-round eliminations with a 5-2 slate, the same as the Dragons’.

Despite the loss to UCN, Las Piñas College also advanced to the semis. The Blue Lions emerged tied with the PSBA Jaguars and the La Salle-Dasma Patriots at 4-3, but got the last semis slot for having the highest quotient among the three.

Victoria’s first two freebies with 17.9 seconds left shattered a 77-all deadlock. He earned scored two more freebies behind the fifth foul of Jaguar Thirdy Pabillore as the Sea Lions pegged the final count nine seconds later.

“Kahit kulang kami, nagpakita ng puso ang mga bata. Ayaw nilang umuwi na walang i-aalay kay Mark Angot,” said Sea Lions coach Mark Saguiguit, referring to their 6’2” power forward, who is now recovering at the Olivarez Hospital from a stab wound in the back. Angot was attacked by a group of thrill-seekers, who forced their way into the team’s quarters.

09-26-2008, 02:12 AM
Dragons dump Generals,
rule UCAA basketball

The Universal College of Nursing Dragons banked on their superb outside shooting to beat Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals, 85-76, and claim the title in the seventh University and Colleges Athletic Association basketball tournament Wednesday at the TIP-Manila gym.

The Dragons pulled away late in the game behind the forays of Cedric Matugas and Mike Montilla. The duo’s back-to-back treys gave the Dragons a 77-67 lead, 4:11 left in the game.

The Generals refused to roll over and die. John Santos sparked a 6-2 run to pull the Generals to within 73-79, 2:26 to go.

But the Dragons wouldn’t be denied, scoring eight straight points to post the game’s biggest lead at 85-73.They were never seriously threatened the rest of the way.

UCN was only the third team to win the title. St. Francis of Assisi College and EAC split the first six titles in the league.

Montilla and Matugas, who was named Finals MVP, led UCN with 18 points apiece.

“Credit goes to the players. Grabe ang dinepensa nila. Kahit pagod na pagod na sila, dumepensa pa rin sila. Usapan namin kanina, there will be no easy baskets for EAC. Hindi kasi namin in-expect na makarating kami dito,” said coach Yong Garcia.

Garcia was referring to their vaunted zone defense, which held prolific guard Argel Mendoza scoreless in the fourth period.

Mendoza still led the Generals with 18 points despite his struggles late in the game. Fotue added 14 points.

09-26-2008, 11:26 PM
Cedric Matugas! Pride ng Bangkal, Makati yan!

09-27-2008, 10:44 AM
congrats mr cedric matugas OF ucn DRagons

10-09-2013, 11:49 PM
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MANDALUYONG CITY – Rizal Technological University annexed the 12th Universities and Colleges Athletic Association (UCAA) Basketball championship via a pulsating 66-62 victory over visiting Olivarez College Wednesday afternoon (October 9) at the RTU Gym. The Blue Thunder swept the best-of-three series, 2-0, after taking Game One in overtime last October 7, 63-61, on the road at the Olivarez College Gym in Paranaque City. READ MORE (http://servssports.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/blue-thunder-win-ucaa/).

10-09-2014, 10:12 PM
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MANDALUYONG CITY – The Rizal Technological University Blue Thunder successfully completed a back-to-back conquest of the Universities and Colleges Athletic Association (UCAA) basketball tournament by trouncing the Olivarez College Sea Lions, 84-76, Thursday afternoon (October 9) at the RTU Gym. The Blue Thunder thus swept the best-of-three championship series, 2-0. READ MORE (https://servssports.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/rtu-back-to-back-ucaa-champs/)