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08-26-2006, 09:32 PM

* * *CEBU CITY – Reigning Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu scored a monumental upset by beating Santa Lucia Realty of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), 82-69, before a huge crowd at the New Cebu City Coliseum Saturday (August 26).

* * *After a seesaw first quarter, rookie Erwin Sta. Maria gave the Realtors their last taste of the lead on a triple with 3:07 left in the second period, 33-32.* MVBA MVP Woodrow Enriquez quickly reclaimed the lead for good with a triple of his own, 35-32.

* * *The Jewelers led by as much as 14 in the third canto, 55-41, behind the bombs of Enriquez and Stephen Padilla.* However, the Realtors slowly closed the gap to only five points midway in the fourth period on a triple by Paolo Mendoza, 62-67. That was the best the Realtors could do as Enriquez, Padilla and Jett Latonio banged in key scores to restore their double-digit advantage and coast to the win.

* * *Enriquez led the Jewelers with 23 followed by Padilla with 14.* Ardy Larong added 12 markers.* Nelbert Omolon paced the Realtors with 17 followed by Mendoza and rookie Mark Isip with 16.

* * *Saturday’s goodwill game was one of many activities leading up to the opening of the MVBA Second Conference this September 23 in Cagayan de Oro City.

How They Scored:

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU CITY (82) – Enriquez 23, Padilla 14, Larong 12, Manigo 8, Caputolan 6, Latonio 6, Aying 5, Ocanada 4, Piodo 2, Dy 2, Saludsod 0.

* * *SANTA LUCIA (69) – Omolon 17, Mendoza 16, Isip 16, Calimag 6, Williams 4, Gonzales 4, Sta. Maria 3, Magsumbol 2, Catli 1, Aquino 0.

* * *Period Scores: 19-20, 44-39, 60-55, 82-69.

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08-27-2006, 09:08 AM
M. Lhuillier whacks Sta. Lucia
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 08/27/2006

Small but terrible pointguard Woodrow Enriquez once again stole the show as the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City Jewelers drubbed the visiting Sta. Lucia Realtors, 82-69, in a goodwill match last night at the Cebu Coliseum.

Enriquez charted a game-high 23 points, while Stephen Padilla and Ardy Larong cashed in 14 and 12 markers, respectively, for the Jewelers, who started slow but never looked back after grabbing the lead, 32-30, off a 6- spread with 3:59 left in the second quarter.

The Jewelers closed the first half with a 47-39 advantage and had their biggest lead at 14 points, 55-41, with just three minutes gone by in the third period.

The closest the Realtors could come was at 67-59 as Enriquez, who dazzled the spectators with his electrifying speed and razle-dazzle moves , scored seven straight points on a 9-4 swing that pushed M. Lhuillier ahead by 10 at 73-63 cushion.

From that point on, the Jewelers protected a double-digit lead until cat-quick playmaker Mike Manigo sealed M. Lhuillier's 13-point romp with a breakaway layup off a steal by Enriquez with 46 seconds left in the contest.

Sta. Lucia head coach Alfrancis Chua is not affected by the loss saying that they're here just for fun.

"We're here just for fun. You know, this is a different kind of league. The good thing is that we are able to see the talents and potentials of players from Visayas," said Chua. "Also, we want to let the Cebuanos know that Williams is from Cebu."

Chua said their coming over to the Queen City of the South is more on experimental to determine who among his players could live up to the standard he has set in Sta. Lucia system.

"As you have noticed, I fielded in my rookies kasi gusto kung makita sino talaga sa kanila ang may puso maglaro," said Chua. "Mark Isip impressed me a lot. Kay Williams given na yun. Si Magsumbol nakita ko, matapang na bata."

Isip, Sta. Lucia's prized catch from Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws, netted 16 points for the Realtors in a tie with senior guard Paolo Mendoza. Nelbeth Omolon topscored with 17 markers.

Chua, meanwhile, lauded M. Lhuillier coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba for putting up the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA), a Community-based league showcasing the talents of aspiring cagers in Vis-Min region.

"I commend coach Yayoy Alcoseba for coming up with this league (MBVA) that will is a big help in exposing the talents of basketball players in Visayas and Mindanao. Sana magtuloy-tuloy na ang liga na ito," added Chua.

Sta. Lucia's Cebu joust is among the highlights of the five-day MVBA Second Conference Pre-Season Invitational Tournament. The event was staged as a runup to the MVBA second conference set to open on September 23 in Cagayan de Oro City.

The scores

M. Lhuillier (82) - Enriquez 23, Padilla 14, Larong 12,Manigo 8, Latonio 6, Caputolan 6,Aying 5, Ocañada 4, Piodo 2, Dy 2

Sta. Lucia (69) - Omolon 17, Mendoza 16, Isip 16, Calimag 6, Williams 4, Gonzales 4, Sta. Maria 3, Magsumbol 2, Catli 1

08-28-2006, 09:51 AM
Williams fails to impress Cebu fans

Fil-American Kelly Williams, the PBA’s No. 1 draft pick this year, failed to impress Cebu fans during Sta. Lucia’s two-game exhibition recently at the New Cebu City Coliseum.

Williams had seven points in Sta. Lucia’s narrow 79-76 win over Teletech Giants and contributed a measly four points in his team’s 82-69 defeat to Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu.

The six-foot-five, do-it-all cager, however, showed a glimpse of what he can do, coming up with two clutch plays in the Realtors’ victory. He was used sparingly against M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala.

Dennis Espino, who had 14 points against TeleTech, did not see action against Lhuillier along with 1998 MVP Kenneth Duremdes as coach Alfrancis Chua gave his second stringers more time on the court. Marlou Aquino also failed to buy a basket in his short stint on the floor.

Behind Woodrow Enriquez and former PBA player Stephen Padilla, the Jewelers took a 35-32 lead which they padded to 55-41 in the third period.

The Realtors managed to close in at 62-67 but that was the closest they could come as Jett Latonio, another PBL veteran, joined the fray and restored order for the Jewelers.

Enriquez led the Jewelers with 23 followed by Padilla with 14. Ardy Larong added 12 markers.

Nelbert Omolon paced the Realtors with 17 followed by Mendoza and rookie Mark Isip with 16.

The scores:

M. LHUILLIER-CEBU CITY 82 — Enriquez 23, Padilla 14, Larong 12, Manigo 8, Caputolan 6, Latonio 6, Aying 5, Ocanada 4, Piodo 2, Dy 2, Saludsod 0.

SANTA LUCIA 69 — Omolon 17, Mendoza 16, Isip 16, Calimag 6, Williams 4, Gonzales 4, Sta. Maria 3, Magsumbol 2, Catli 1, Aquino 0.

Quaters: 19-20, 44-39, 60-55, 82-69.

09-20-2006, 01:00 AM

Game Today (September 20) – New Cebu City Coliseum
5:00PM M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City vs. San Miguel Beer

* * *CEBU CITY – It will be the turn of multi-titled professional club San Miguel Beer to test the mettle of Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City Jewelers today (September 20) in a charity exhibition match at the New Cebu City Coliseum starting at 5:00PM.

* * *The Beermen hope to make up for the loss to the Jewelers of fellow professional club Santa Lucia Realty, 82-69, last August 26.* But more importantly, the proceeds of today’s game will go to selected charities of San Miguel’s Cebuano star Dondon Hontiveros.

* * *The will bank on their strong backcourt led by MVBA MVP Woodrow Enriquez, Stephen Padilla and Michael Manigo plus veterans Marlon Piodo and Danny Aying at the frontline.

* * *Hontiveros is expected to put on a show for his hometown fans with support from fellow superstars Olsen Racela, Danny Seigle and Danny Ildefonso.

* * *An equally exciting match-up on both benches is also seen with veteran mentors Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba of M. Lhuillier and Vincent “Chot” Reyes of San Miguel.

* * *Today’s game with the Beermen is part of M. Lhuillier’s preparations for the next MVBA conference that opens this October 1 in Cagayan de Oro City.

02-19-2008, 02:32 AM

* * *CEBU CITY – Southern Philippine’s top ball club the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City Jewelers of the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) will test the Talk ‘N Text Phone Pals off the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) in a goodwill game this Thursday (February 21) at the New Cebu Coliseum.* Tip-off is at 7:00 PM.

* * *The game is part of the celebrations of the 71st year of the Cebu City Charter and is held in cooperation with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) through its president Manuel V. Pangilinan and Visayas area head Michel J. Lhuillier.* Both gentlemen are also the owners of the competing teams.

* * *The game marks the first time new Phone Pals coach Vincent “Chot” Reyes will call the shots in a public game since taking over from Frederick Pumaren.* Coach Reyes will match wits against the multi-titled Coach Raul Alcoseba.* Ironically, assisting Coach Alcoseba will be Coach Reyes’ brother Mike Reyes, adding twist to the interesting coaching battle.

* * *M. Lhuillier is no pushover, as its roster is loaded with former PBA players in Bruce Dacia, Stephen Padilla, Danny Aying, Leo Bat-og, Dale Singson, Marlon Basco and Ronald Capati and rookie free agent Woodrow Enriquez.* Completing the roster are rising stars Jayford Rodriguez, Enrico Llanto and Jerry Cavan.

* * *Talk ‘N Text, coming off a disappointing PBA Philippine Cup performance were they got the early boot in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, will be lead by point guard Jimmy Alapag and shooters Renren Ritualo and Mark Cardona.* Also on the roster of the Phone Pals is Egay Billones, who played for the MVBA’s Cebu Landmaster quintet in 2006.

* * *The rest of the Phone Pals are Yousif Aljamal, Ali Peek, Miguel Noble, Felix Belano, Kalani Ferreria, Yancy de Ocampo, Don Allado, Harvey Carey and Anthony Washington.

* * *The Jewelers hope to rise above their 1-1 win-loss slate against PBA teams.* In August of 2006, the Jewelers shocked the Santa Lucia Realtors, 82-69, at the Cebu Coliseum.* A month later, they lost to the San Miguel Beermen, 91-97, in a charity game organized by Dondon Hontiveros.

03-01-2008, 03:01 AM
Friday, February 22, 2008
Phone Pals beat MLKP in friendly game

THE taller and bigger Talk ‘N Text Phone Pals scored a tough win against the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala Jewelers, 101-97, in a friendly game to spice Cebu City Charter Day Celebration at the Cebu Coliseum last night.

It was also the first victory for Chot Reyes since taking over the bench from Derek Pumaren during the last week of January and the fiery coach gave the Cebuano basketball fans a glimpse of what he can do as the chief tactician for the Phone Pals.

The Jewelers was on target for an upset victory and had a quick 11 points lead 15-4 after allowing TNT to lead 4-2.

However, that lead only lasted for two minutes and 16 seconds when the Phones Pals quickly dropped a searing 14-2 run for an 18-17 advantage at the 2:44 mark of the first quarter and TNT went to protect the lead until the end of the first 10 minutes.

The Jewelers were able to reclaim the lead at the 4:43 of the second quarter when Stephen Padilla scored back to back triples and Bruce Dacia scored a quick two pointer on a fast break for a 39-38 advantage.

Talk ‘N Text swiftly answered with eight straight points on its way to close the first half ahead at 51-48.

Talk ‘N Text (101) – Allado 22, Alapag 17, Cardona 14, Peek 11, Ritualao 9, Ferreria 7, Carey 6, Washington 5, Aljamal 4, De Ocampo 4. M. Lhuillier (97) – Enriquez 24, Padilla 16, Dacia 16, Basco 15, Rodriguez 11, Capati 6, Singson 5, Llanto 2, Bat-og 2. Quarters: 28-26; 51-48; 74-79; 101-97. (RCM)
Phone Pals survive Jewelers

Cebu Daily News
First Posted 12:01pm (Mla time) 02/22/2008

THE TALK N Text Phone Pals barely avoided the upset axe, holding the gritty M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala Jewelers scoreless in the final 1:30 to chalk up a hard-earned 101-97 win in their exhibition game last night at the jam-packed Cebu Coliseum.

The Jewelers of head coach Yayoy Alcoseba gave their fancied opponents a gallant fight, opening up an early 15-4 lead and was in control for most part of the second half behind the sterling plays of Woodrow Enriquez and Jayford Rodriguez.

Enriquez scored nine points in an 18-6 run at the start of the third period that saw the Jewelers build a 64-56 advantage.

The Jewelers were still up by five points at the start of the fourth, 79-74, before the Pals took the upper-hand, 85-82 in the final 7:53.

The Jewelers last tasted the lead in the final 4:25 when Marlon Basco sank a three-pointer from the top of the key, giving his squad a 91-90 lead.

The Pals then strung up five straight points and took the lead for good, 95-91, going into the final 2:52.

The game was part of Cebu City's charter day celebration and was presented by the Basketball Association of the Philippines-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP).


TALK N TEXT (101)- Allado 22, Alapag 17, Cardona 14, Peek 11, Ritualo 9, Ferreria 7, Carey 6, Washington 5, Aljamal 4, de Ocampo 4, Belano 0, Chia 0.

M. LHUILLIER (97)- Enriquez 24, Dacia 16, Padilla 16, Basco 15, Rodriguez 11, Capati 6, Singson 5, Llanto 2, Bat-og 2, Aying 0, Cavan 0.

QUARTERSCORES: 28-26, 51-48, 74-79, 101-97./Correspondent Calvin Cordova

03-02-2008, 01:56 AM

* * *CEBU CITY – Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City Jewelers will host another club from the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), no less than the pro league’s most popular team the Barangay Ginebra Kings, in an exhibition game this Monday (March 3) at the New Cebu Coliseum.* Game time is at 6:30 PM.

* * *Local fans are in for a treat as the Gin Kings of Coach Joseph Uichico will go all out behind the explosive backcourt rotation of Mark Caguioa, Anthony Helterbrand, Ronald Tubid and Johnny Abarrientos plus the tall frontline of Eric Menk, Rafi Reavis and Billy Mamaril.

* * *Completing the Kings’ roster are shooters Sunday Salvacion and Mark Macapagal, guards Paul Artadi and Macky Escalona, forwards Vic Pablo and JR Aquino and center Gilbert Lao.* The team manager is the charismatic Avelino “Samboy” Lim, who once played for the Jewelers during his amateur days.

* * *Ginebra's Vis-Min talents are Tubid of Iloilo and Salvacion of Surigao del Sur.* Furthermore, Fil-Ams Menk and Reavis trace their roots to Samar and South Cotabato respectively.

* * *M. Lhuillier of Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba and Michel Lhuillier will try their best to even their recent win-loss record against PBA squads at 2-2.* Last February 23, M. Lhuillier bowed to the Talk ‘N Text Phone Pals, 97-101, in a tightly-contested match.

* * *Their lone win came against the Santa Lucia Realtors in August of 2006, 82-69.* They then lost to the San Miguel Beermen (now Magnolia Beverage Masters) a couple of weeks later, 91-97.

* * *Coach Alcoseba has recruited American Michael LeBlanc to bolster his side’s chances.* The 6'7" LeBlanc is 29 years old and played varsity ball at the University of Connecticut, Vanderbilt and Houston Baptist.* He has experience playing as an import in Slovenia and hopes to make a PBA team in the coming Reinforced Conference.

* * *Aside from LeBlanc, the Jewelers will rely heavily on their veteran-laden roster led by Woodrow Enriquez, who torched the Phone Pals with 24 markers.* Also seen to play key roles are gunners Stephen Padilla and Bruce Dacia, guard Dale Singson and centers Marlon Basco, Ronald Capati and Leo Bat-og.

* * *Basco and teammate Danny Aying had brief stints with Barangay Ginebra several years ago and are raring to play well against their one-time employer.* The rest of the M. Lhuillier roster is composed of former Cebu college MVP's Jayford Rodriguez, Enrico Llanto and Jerry Cavan.

* * *The proceeds of the game will go the projects of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) for the Visayas where Lhuillier and Alcoseba are members of the Board of Trustees.

03-04-2008, 02:10 AM

Ginebra dodges upset axe Reavis’ last-second shot lifts Gin Kings to victory vs. M. Lhuillier
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Rafi Reavis drilled in a medium-range jumper with eighth-tenth of a second left in the game to lift Brgy. Ginebra Kings to a nerve-wracking 92-90 victory over the big-hearted M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala Jewelers in their exhibition match that thrilled the jampacked crowd to the max last night at the Cebu Coliseum.

The game appeared to be a blowout for the visiting PBA squad of coach Jong Uichico when it launched a blistering 27-7 rally to turn a 12-15 deficit into a 17-point advantage,* 39-22, on back-to-back hits by Victor Pablo with 4:33 remaining in the game.

But as the game progressed, the Jewelers picked up their rhythm with savvy to forge a down-the-wire battle. Instrumental for M. Lhuillier’s big comeback in the windup were 6-foot-8 American import Michael Jamar Le Blanc, Bruce Dacia, Woodrow Enriquez, and Bruce Dacia.

After missing his first three shots that was further compounded by flubbing a behind-the-back pass attempt, Le Blanc shook off early game jitters and gained some measure of respect from fans with his high-percentage outside shooting.

The last time Ginebra enjoyed a double-digit lead was at 81-70 with 5:06 to go in the contest. Padilla tossed in all his seven points during a 16-6 spurt that pulled the Jewelers within, 86-89, heading into the final minute zone of the contest.

Enriquez later scored on a four-point swing to knot the count at 90-all with 12 ticks left before the final buzzer. He could have even pushed M. Lhuillier ahead, but the cat-quick guard failed to complete a three-point play.

In the final sequence of the match, Reavis drove hard to the baseline, but opted to go for the shot after Le Blanc crumbled on the defensive end. The ball gently swished through the net, prompting the entire Ginebra bench to leap for joy. Interestingly, Reavis finished with only four points. Rodney Santos topped Ginebra with 13 points even as four others cashed in double figures. Ronald Tubid chipped in 11 markers, while Victor Pablo, Alex Crisano, and Sunday Salvacion each scored 10.

Le Blanc paced M. Lhuillier with 25 points followed by Dacia with 21. Enriquez donated 19 markers.

Despite the loss, the Jewelers can still hold their heads up high for giving the Gin Kings one heck of a fight, which they usually wield when ranged against a formidable PBA squad.

Just last week, the Jewelers put up one brave stand before dropping a 97-101 decision to the Talk ‘N Txt Phone Pals also at the Coliseum.

The scores

Ginebra (92) - Santos 13, Tubid 11, Pablo 10, Crisano 10, Salvacion 10, Menk 8, Macapagal 6, Mamaril 6, Pacana 6, Reavis 4, Abarrientos 3, Aquino 3, Escalona 2

M. Lhuillier (90) - Le Blanc 25, Dacia 21, Enriquez 19, Basco 9, Padilla 7, Capati 5, Cavan 2

Quarterscores:21-17, 35-44, 68-61, 92-90
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
2 points resolve friendly games: Ginebra wins

THE GINEBRA Gin Kings showed to the Cebuanos why they were the most popular PBA ball club when they managed to eke out a victory in a seemingly drawn game, 92-90, over Cebu’s pride, the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala Jewelers, in a friendly match at the jampacked Cebu Coliseum last night.

The Kings found an unlikely hero in Rafi Reavis, who sank the winning basket with only eight-tenth of a second left to deny the Jewelers a draw.

Ginebra played without its two superstars Jay Jay Helterbrand and Mark Caguiao but found an offensive combination of Victor Pablo, Eric Menk, Sunday Salvacion, Ronald Tubid and Rodney Santos—who all finished the game in double digit.

After Ginebra scored the first four points, the M. Lhuillier scored the next six and the game started to heat up with the Kings proving their superiority.

An 18-5 blitz in the second quarter gave Ginebra a 39-22 lead but the Jewelers quickly trimmed it down to eight with their own 11-2 run before the first half closed at 44-35 win the Gin Kings getting the upper hand.

Another quick 7-2 run gave back Ginebra its double digit lead before Bruce Dacia combined efforts with M. Lhuillier’s reinforcement Michael Jamar Le Blanc cut it down to 59-61 at the 3:02 mark of the third.

Ginebra re-established a 10-point lead 77-67 in the 6:31 of the fourth when the Jewelers made a daring run behind the efforts of Woodrow Enriquez and M. Lhuillier was able to tie the game at 90-all with 12.2 left in the game.

Coach Jong Uichico called a pause and designed a play intended for Menk but the Jewelers defense forced Reavis to fumble and instead took the shot by himself which swished through the hoop with 0.8 seconds remaining.

Le Blanc, who is seeking a slot as an import in any of the PBA teams, led all scorers with 25 points on an 8-of-17 shooting clip and 7-of-9 from the free throw. He also added six rebounds and a steal against two turnovers in 36 minutes of action. Dacia meanwhile contributed 21 points and Enriquez with 19.

However, the attention of the game went to the heated game between Ginebra’s banger Alex Crisano and Le Blanc and the brief pushing and shoving between Stephen Padilla and Ronald Tubid.

Meanwhile, Cebu Coliseum manager Ben Tulda denied reports about the selling of recycled tickets that nearly caused trouble when the Jewelers played Talk ‘N Text last Feb. 21.

However, Tulda reported that fake tickets were discovered when they made an inventory last night. Aside from the fake tickets, free loaders were also abound that its packed the venue, especially at the ringside. (RCM)
Jewelers suffer heart-breaking defeat against Gin Kings

Cebu Daily News
First Posted 14:26:00 03/04/2008

Rafi Reavis dealt M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala its second straight painful defeat against a PBA team, sinking a mid-range jumper with eight-tenths of a second left to help the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings survive the Jewelers, 92-90, on Monday night in their exhibition game at the jam-packed Cebu Coliseum.

The Jewelers, who lost to the Talk ‘N Text Phone Pals on January 21, 101-97, rallied from double-digit deficits and tied the contest at 90-all in the final 12.2 seconds on two free throws by Woodrow Enriquez.

Coming off a timeout, the Kings inbounded the ball to Reavis at the midcourt. Guarded by Marlon Basco, Reavis dribbled the time away and drove to his right.

The ball was partially deflected away from his hands but the lanky center managed to recover the leather before pulling up for the game-winning basket.

Out of timeout, Stephen Padilla was forced to launch a long shot that hit nothing but air, sealing the Jewelers' downfall.

The Kings had a balanced attack with five players scoring in double figures and four others scoring at least six points.

Reavis only had four markers but made the biggest basket of the night.

Rodney Santos topped the Kings with 13 points, Ronald Tubid added 11, while Sunday Salvacion, Alex Crisano and Victor Pablo contributed 10 apiece.

Import Michael Jamaar Le Blanc had a decent outing for the Jewelers, firing a game-high 25 points on an eight-of-17 shooting from the field.

The biggest disappointment of Le Blanc's game is his defense and his stamina as he was probably affected by the venue's humid atmosphere.

BARANGAY GINEBRA (92)- Santos 13, Tubid 11, Pablo 10, Salvacion 10, Crisano 10, Menk 8, Mamaril 6, Macapagal 6, Pacana 6, Reavis 4, Abarrientos 3, Aquino 3, Escalona 2.
M.LHUILLIER (90)- Le Blanc 25, Dacia 21, Enriquez 19, Basco 9, Padilla 7, Capati 5, Cavan 2.
QUARTERSCORES: 21-17, 44-35, 68-61, 92-90. /Correspondent Calvin D. Cordova
Ginebra hapit mataghapi
Erwin S. Lirazan
Sun.Star Superbalita

GILUWAS ni Raffy Reavis gikan sa kauwawan ang Brgy. Ginebra Gin Kings pinaagi sa pagpasulod sa nakapadaog niyang jumper sa nahabiling .08 segundo batok sa Cebu multi-titled commercial team M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala Jewelers, 92-90, kagabii sa kulbahinam kaayo nga exhibition game sa gitampusisokang Cebu Coliseum.

Bisa’g wa ang ilang duha ka mga sinaligan nga sila si Mark Caguioa ug Jayjay Helterbrand, nga giingong pulos adunay gipamati sa lawas, ang Gin Kings ni coach Jong Uichico mao gyud ang nagkontrolar sa kinatibuk-ang duwa apan adunay mga higayon nga manghudlat ang Jewelers.

Pinaagi sa pagpangulo nila ni Sunday Salvacion, Rodney Santos, ug Victor Pablo, ang Gin Kings ningposte sa labing dako nilang labaw, 39-22.

Apan nagkumboya sila si Woodrow Enriquez, ex-PBA Marlon Basco, Bruce Dacia ug import Michael Jamar Le Blanc aron bangunon pagbalik ang Jewelers ni coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba hangtod nga nakasikit gyud sila pagbalik, 59-61, sa nahabiling 3:00 minutos sa 3rd quarter.

Wa ra hinuon magdugay ug giinat ra dayon pagbalik sa Gin Kings ang ilang labaw, 77-67, sa nahabiling 6:31 minutos.

Ning higayuna, si ex-PBA Stephen Padilla, kinsa bugnaw kaayo’g duwa sa nag-unang tulo ka quarters, niapil na sa opensa sa Jewelers aron tabangan ang iyang puwersa nga makaduol na sab pagbalik, 86-89, sa nahabiling 1:12 minutos.

Human napasulod ni Mark Macapagal ang usa sa iyang duha ka freethrows human niadto, si Enriquez nibawos og upat ka sunodsunod nga puntos aron tablahon sa ikatulong higayon ang duwa, 90-90, sa nahabiling 12 segundos.

Sa return play, hinayhinay nga gihurot ni Reavis ang oras una siya midarok aron itira ang nakapadaog niyang puntos.

Igo ra siya nihipos og upat ka puntos.

Gipangulohan ni Santos ang kadaugan pinaagi sa iyang 13 puntos, nidugang og 11 puntos si Ronald Tubid samtang 10 puntos kada usa ang nahimo nila ni Alex Crisano, Vic Pablo ug Salvacion.

Si Le Blanc, kinsa usa sa mga namasin nga makuhang import sa sunod komperensya sa Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), maoy nangulo sa Jewelers pinaagi sa iyang 25 puntos, nidugang og 21 puntos si Bruce Dacia samtang 19 ang gitunol ni Enriquez.

Puntos matag usa:

Brgy. Ginebra (92)- Santos 13, Tubid 11, Salvacion 10, Pablo 10, Crisano 10, Menk 8, Mamaril 6, Pacana 6, Macapagal 6, Reavis 4, Abarrientos 3, Aquino 3, Escalona 2.

M.Lhuillier (90)- Le Blanc 25, Dacia 21, Enriquez 19, Basco 9, Padilla 7, Capati 5, Cavan 2.

03-05-2008, 03:59 AM
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
After Gin Kings, Jewelers want more

AFTER two successful promotions in just a span of 11 days, the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala Jewelers are eyeing one more PBA team to play an exhibition game in front of the Cebuanos.

M. Lhuillier head coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba told reporters last Monday night that in his recent talk with another PBA squad, the latter signified strong intentions to come and play against the Jewelers in a friendly match.

“We will try to bring another PBA team here and hopefully our negotiations will go well. If this can be pushed through, we are eying to hold the game before the end of the month,” Alcoseba said.

Alcoseba will be formally announcing what team and the date of the game next week.

For the past 11 days, Cebuanos were treated with very competitive exhibition matches, first with the Jewelers playing the Talk ‘N Text Phone Pals last Feb. 21 and the PBA’s most popular team, Ginebra Gin Kings, last Monday.

In both occasions, the coliseum was full of fans enjoying the chance to see a PBA team play against a commercial team from Cebu.

Alcoseba, however, said that proceeds of the games will go to the coffers of the BAP-SBP Visayas for the implementation of its projects for the development of grassroots basketball in the Visayas.

It also gave opportunity to the PBA teams to reach out to their fans in Cebu, who are among the rabid basketball followers in the country.

For the Jewelers, it also sharpened their game as they are looking forward to the nationwide regional-based tournament—the Liga ng Pilipinas, which is set to start before the end of April. (RCM)

ankle breaker
03-14-2008, 04:58 AM
MLKP should play against a PBA team whom they haven't played against before and with cebuano players on it like Purefoods, Red Bull and Welcoat.