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ghost09
10-27-2006, 01:14 AM
discuss nyo nman mga bagong recruits ng UE................

I heard Fampulme of Lyceum will play.............how good is this guy???

oca
10-27-2006, 08:31 AM
discuss nyo nman mga bagong recruits ng UE................

I heard Fampulme of Lyceum will play.............how good is this guy???


If you have no idea how he plays, sabihin na lang natin pwedeng pandepensa kontra kay Jervy Cruz ng USTe.

Sa offense, he is "short" at 4, but has the body to bang against anyone. But the best compliment I can think of is, kung ako ang coach, he is a player I would like to have at end game against any team.

Take time out to see him play sa Homegrown, it will be worth your time.

Wang-Bu
10-27-2006, 01:58 PM
Nung nasa Lyceum pa si Fampulme siya ang tumayong sentro ng Pirates. Bagama't siya ay bitin sa 6'3", malaki naman ang pangangatawan, nasa 200 pounds, at marunong siyang kumilos sa poste. Magaling siyang pumwesto sa ilalim at marunong ding gumalaw sa poste. Maihahalintulad siya sa gameface.ph League Hardcore player na si Allan Evangelsita ng UST, medyo maliit para sa isang natural na 4 o 5 pero maraming skill. Kaya din niyang makipagtakbuhan sa fastbreak kahit siya na mismo ang pumitas ng rebound, at maganda naman ang timing niya sa depensa.

Mahina nga lang ang shooting niya, lalo sa freethrows, parang may konting baltik ang pulso niya. Hindi ko malaman bakit kapag turnaround na fadeaway na merong mansusupalpal sa kanya kaya niyang mag-shoot kahit nasa 12-14 foot range, pero alat siya sa freethrow. Sa madali't sabi isang typical na "small" bigman si Mark Fampulme.

gabriel
10-27-2006, 05:00 PM
how about other players, sino-sino pa yung mga prospects natin?

si Porlaje 'di ba babalik sa Recto? eh, si Duran (UE Jrs) shooo-in na ba sa Red Warriors next year?

yung mga "Hugots", meron ba aside from Fampulme?

si Dindo pa din ba Coach natin sa Season 70?

thanks

Wang-Bu
10-27-2006, 05:45 PM
Si Nono Duran may matangkad at maliksi pero kulang pa sa bangis. Hindi pa yata pwedeng agarang isabak sa UAAP. Kung ako sa kanya magpapahinog muna ako sa Team B. 'Yung mga nagagawa niya sa Juniors hindi na niya magagawa sa Seniors. Kung 5/4 siya sa Juniors malamang maging 3/4 o 3/2 siya sa Seniors, pwera lang kung tumangkad pa siya ng kahit man lang 2 inches. Alanganin kasi size niya, mukha siyang 6'4" gawa ng kapayatan pero baka maliit lang siya ng konti sa 6'3". At sa pangangatawan niya gagawin lang siyang banggaan ng mga mas malalaki at malalakas na player. Ewan kung naiintindihan niyang ibang-iba talaga laro sa Seniors.

Ang OK kay Duran meron siyang pukol at marunong siyang magdala ng bola, kaya hindina siguro gaanong pahirapan na gawin siyang isang fulltime na 3 na pwedeng mag-4 o mag-2 paminsan-minsan. Kung pagibayuhin niya sana ang kanyang pagkilos ng wala ang bola mas maganda sana. Mabilis tumakbo, mataas tumalon, mahaba ang mga biyas, pahinog lang muna siya kahit isang taon na mag-Martin at mag-HAIL, pwede na siyang isabak sa Seniors.

sa_pula
10-27-2006, 07:28 PM
naglaro din pala sa ue pages itong si fampulme..parang homecoming n lang s kanya pag nagbalik sya sa ue...

wag n lang kunin ng ue si porlaje dahil mukhang may topak tong bata na to..d mo alam kung anong gusto sa buhay..nakaenroll pala sa ue tong c porlaje?..base kasi sa aking pannaliksik sa frenster ;D ;D...mas gusto ko ugali ni duran kesa sa porlaje ito..sana paglarauin na ni coach dindo si paul zamar kc kung 22usin mas magalaing pa ito kesa kay martinez..pagkakaalam ko juniors pa lang ito sa ue gumagawa n ng 30+ points..ano kayang dahilan ni coach at hindi nya maipasok sa line up ang bata..

gabriel
10-28-2006, 08:34 PM
Si Nono Duran may matangkad at maliksi pero kulang pa sa bangis. Hindi pa yata pwedeng agarang isabak sa UAAP. Kung ako sa kanya magpapahinog muna ako sa Team B. 'Yung mga nagagawa niya sa Juniors hindi na niya magagawa sa Seniors. Kung 5/4 siya sa Juniors malamang maging 3/4 o 3/2 siya sa Seniors, pwera lang kung tumangkad pa siya ng kahit man lang 2 inches. Alanganin kasi size niya, mukha siyang 6'4" gawa ng kapayatan pero baka maliit lang siya ng konti sa 6'3". At sa pangangatawan niya gagawin lang siyang banggaan ng mga mas malalaki at malalakas na player. Ewan kung naiintindihan niyang ibang-iba talaga laro sa Seniors.

Ang OK kay Duran meron siyang pukol at marunong siyang magdala ng bola, kaya hindina siguro gaanong pahirapan na gawin siyang isang fulltime na 3 na pwedeng mag-4 o mag-2 paminsan-minsan. Kung pagibayuhin niya sana ang kanyang pagkilos ng wala ang bola mas maganda sana. Mabilis tumakbo, mataas tumalon, mahaba ang mga biyas, pahinog lang muna siya kahit isang taon na mag-Martin at mag-HAIL, pwede na siyang isabak sa Seniors.* *


thank you sa scouting report, wang-bu.

baka magkaroon pa naman ng huling growth spurt yan, anyway bata pa naman yung player natin.

gabriel
10-28-2006, 08:39 PM
naglaro din pala sa ue pages itong si fampulme..parang homecoming n lang s kanya pag nagbalik sya sa ue...

wag n lang kunin ng ue si porlaje dahil mukhang may topak tong bata na to..d mo alam kung anong gusto sa buhay..nakaenroll pala sa ue tong c porlaje?..base kasi sa aking pannaliksik sa frenster ;D ;D...mas gusto ko ugali ni duran kesa sa porlaje ito..sana paglarauin na ni coach dindo si paul zamar kc kung 22usin mas magalaing pa ito kesa kay martinez..pagkakaalam ko juniors pa lang ito sa ue gumagawa n ng 30+ points..ano kayang* dahilan ni coach at hindi nya maipasok sa line up ang bata..




thank you also sa scouting report, sa pula.

sana nga, makalaro na sya. medyo matagal na din yata yung bata sa team b.

ano ba laro ni paul zamar, 1 or 2?

ghost09
10-28-2006, 08:59 PM
I also heard this guy.....Acuna.....dunno his name they say shooter daw???

chez_moi
10-29-2006, 09:50 PM
mga bro warriors, meron bang Raul Dueñas na bagong recruit? ito daw yung star player na tinatago ni dindo pumaren at baka masilat daw ng ibang school.

Wang-Bu
10-30-2006, 04:43 PM
Ewan kung itong Duenas 'yung taga-Bacolod na swingman. Sa pagkakaalam ko meron ngang dalawa o talo pang nakatagong hugot si Coach Dindo, isa na nga 'yung Paul Zamar tapos may isa pang malaking gwardiya na katawan Denok Miranda. Si Zamar kasi nung Pages pa 3/2 ang laro, parang 'yung Ryan Buenafe ng San Sebastian Staglets. Nasa 5'11" o 6'0" si Zamar, at tila yata pinapahinog pa sa Team B kasi hindi na daw tatangkad pa, so hindi siya pwedeng maging fulltime na 3 sa college. Ang siste nito mukhang naiinip na daw si Zamar at nagta-try out sa ilang NCAA schools.

Kung si Duenas man ang isa pang hugot malaking pagasa ng Warriors sa kanya. Nasa 6'1" o 6'2" itong nakatagong hugot na sinasabi, maganda pangangatawan, marunong mag-2 o 3 depende sa lineup. Ang naalala ko sa taong ito ay ang mag-utol na Villarias, kayang maglaro ng 2, 3 at kahit konting 1, magandang pukol mula sa labas at alam ang lahat ng gulang sa depensa, malakas pang pumitas ng rebound. Kaya nga lang medyo puro kanan lang ang alam gawin nung tao, kapag pinwersa sa kaliwa nasisirang diskarte. Kung ganun ang lagay niya mahihirapan siya sa Seniors.

gabriel
10-30-2006, 05:28 PM
meron pa pala nakatago, medyo maganda naman pala ang magiging performance ng team next year.

sino sino ba sa season 69 batch ang babalik next year?

chez_moi
10-30-2006, 08:01 PM
Thanks Wang-Bu, meron pala talagang Duenas, pero si Paul Zamar parang kasali yata sa line-up ng Flying V Homegrown Cup. Yup, naalala ko Villarias Brothers panahon pa ni Caidic 1986 sa Araneta Coliseum against UST, cheering squad kami nung high school nun sa UE.

Sam Miguel
10-31-2006, 08:16 PM
There were "Four Horsemen" featured in the preseason of Season 69 by gameface.ph: Hans Thiele, Barry Llagas, Lou Briones and Toto Bandaying. All of them made it to your regular lineup in Season 69.

Thiele got the most minutes as a very athletic but lean 4 and 5 and even a bit of time at the 3, like Rico Maeirhofer of Lasalle. I'm just wondering, are all of these guys still eligible for next seson? I like the fact that they all of them seem to be able to play more than one position. Bandaying was a revelation for his ability to play 2, 3 and even a little 1. If all of these guys come back next season they will surely make life a living hell for the competition. Bandaying and Llagas seemed to have benefited the most from the CCL, getting good minutes and producing good numbers as well. The UAAP would be that much more exciting if all of these guys play again next season.

Wang-Bu
11-02-2006, 10:02 PM
Si Hans Thiele ang talagang nagpakitang gilas nung bago mag-Season 69, kaya hindi na ako nagtataka na nakalaro siya ng marami-raming minuto para kay Coach Dindo Pumaren. Kung pagibayuhin pa niyang ensayo malamang higitan pa niya si Maeirhofer. Mas mabilis kumilos sa may basket area si Thiele, at mas magandang anticipation niya sa depensa at sa rebounds.

Sina Barry Llagas at Lou Briones kulang pa sa galaw, although mas malalaki at malalakas ang mga pangangatawan nila kaysa kay Thiele. Pwede na si Llagas kung ang usapan lang makakuha ng rebounds at maka-score ng ilang puntos sa loob. Si Briones naman hinahasang maging enforcer, ala Jerwin Gaco, kulang pa nga lang sa diskarte at hindi kasinsipag ni Jerwin itong si Briones pagdating sa takbuhan. Si Dennis Lim ang naaalala ko kay Briones.

Si Bandaying hinahasang maging parang Aldwin Manubag, pwede sa 2 at 1. Pero sa tancha ko lang hirap siya sa pagiging pointguard, puro kasi sa kanan ang dala niya, kailangan matuto siyang magbago ng direksiyon ng mabilisan.

Ang alam ko meron pa silang at least tig-iisang taon sa UAAP.

LION
11-03-2006, 08:41 AM
Si Hans Thiele ang talagang nagpakitang gilas nung bago mag-Season 69, kaya hindi na ako nagtataka na nakalaro siya ng marami-raming minuto para kay Coach Dindo Pumaren. Kung pagibayuhin pa niyang ensayo malamang higitan pa niya si Maeirhofer. Mas mabilis kumilos sa may basket area si Thiele, at mas magandang anticipation niya sa depensa at sa rebounds.

Sina Barry Llagas at Lou Briones kulang pa sa galaw, although mas malalaki at malalakas ang mga pangangatawan nila kaysa kay Thiele. Pwede na si Llagas kung ang usapan lang makakuha ng rebounds at maka-score ng ilang puntos sa loob. Si Briones naman hinahasang maging enforcer, ala Jerwin Gaco, kulang pa nga lang sa diskarte at hindi kasinsipag ni Jerwin itong si Briones pagdating sa takbuhan. Si Dennis Lim ang naaalala ko kay Briones.

Si Bandaying hinahasang maging parang Aldwin Manubag, pwede sa 2 at 1. Pero sa tancha ko lang hirap siya sa pagiging pointguard, puro kasi sa kanan ang dala niya, kailangan matuto siyang magbago ng direksiyon ng mabilisan.

Ang alam ko meron pa silang at least tig-iisang taon sa UAAP.


Wang_bu, bilib ako dito kay Hans Thiele. Matangkad, mabilis at marunong dumiskarte. Nagtataka lang ako at bakit ngayon lang nadiskubre ang player na yan. Ibig bang sabihin nun e hindi pa rin talaga nasususuyod ng mga scouts ang kasuluksulukan ng Pilipinas sa paghahanap ng mahuhusay na player?

Ano ba ang background nitong si Hans?

Joescoundrel
11-03-2006, 02:00 PM
LION, I shall leave Wang-bu to explain the provenance of Hans Thiele, although I must admit the first time I heard his name I thought he was a German author.

Moving on to your query as to scouting and talent in other parts of our beloved islands, I must say not every great player is playing in our Metropolitan sprawl of a city. Quite a number of them are actually within the Mega Manila areas like Bacoor, Cavite and Baliwag, Bulacan. I personally know of at least three highly talented players in these areas who should be at least in the NAASCU, if not the UAAP or NCAA. Heck, they could be in the PBL. So, yes, there are still a lot of undiscovered basketball talents out there. I just don't know if they will cut it academically in either of our schools.

LION
11-03-2006, 04:09 PM
So, yes, there are still a lot of undiscovered basketball talents out there. I just don't know if they will cut it academically in either of our schools.



Hope that someone will organize a basketball tournament for young basketball players who are out of- school or* academically challenged.* ;D* *

Now, this made me recall the origins of Nelson Asaytono and Yoyoy Villamin.*

Going back to the topic, it really surprised me that players like Hans Thiele, Jervy Cruz and* Dylan Ababou were not highly recruited after they graduated from high school.* Jervy even had to try out at UST because nobody really knew him at that time.

It's true. Somewhere out there are talented kids just waiting to be discovered.* Finders keepers.* * *:)

Wang-Bu
12-11-2006, 04:28 PM
May dalawang player na pinakwalan ang UE bago mag-Season 69 at sila'y napunta parehas sa mga paaralang NAASCU: Una si Caloy Macasaet (nasa 6'1" mga 180 pounds, solid ang pangangatawan, lintek lumundag) na nasa CEU na, at hinirang na Slamdunk Champion ng NAASCU, pangalawa si Toto Tagal (nasa 6'1" din, medyo payat nga lang, nasa 170 pounds siguro, pero may pukol) ng New Era, na kakampi na ngayon ni Jeff De Guzman. Kaya ako nanghihinayang sa dalawang ito gawa na din ng sinapit ni Bon Custodio. Parehong swingamn ang laro nina Macasaet at Tagal, pwede sana silang lehitimong pamalit kay Bon. Sayang nga lang at nung nagka-cut na ng tao sina Coach Dindo at Coach Gido, nadamay sa laglagan ang dalawa. Ayaw ng mag-Team B, gusto ng makapaglaro kagad, ayun lipat na lang sila.

Sa kaso naman ni Hans Thielle, isa siyang natuklasang player sa probinsiya (limot ko na kung saan, sa bandang mga ka-Ilonggohan yata, malakas kasi connection ng UE sa bahaging yaon ng minamahal nating Pilipinas). Para ding si Arwind Santos si Thielle, palaro-laro lang nung una sa mga ligang barangay, tapos ayon, natuklasan ng kung-sinong bubwit ng UE coaching staff.

joelex
12-12-2006, 04:11 AM
si Thiele ay nanggaling din sa PSBA qc tama ba? kasama ng kasalukuyang STI Olympian na si Jojo Belano...

joelex
12-12-2006, 04:15 AM
isa pang mahusay ng manlalaro na pinili na lang maglarong labas kaysa mag residency ay si Ronnie Mattias na dating star player ni coach toentino sa UM.

nadinig ko na pinagaagawan ang bata ng UE at Adamson kamakailan lamang..

napanuod ko na itong si Mattias maglaro at tunay na mahusay, pwd mabanggit ang pangalan kasama ng mga pinakamagaling na player sa mga minor leagues tulad ni Nino Songo at Chito Jaime..

pokpok
12-12-2006, 04:28 AM
eh si borboran ba babalik pa sa UE?? kung ganon di naman pala malabo ang ating kinabukasan sa season 70

sa_pula
12-12-2006, 05:12 PM
may usap usapan sa apat na sulok ng ue campus na babalik pa raw si borboran sa susunod na season... :o :o

gabriel
12-14-2006, 04:46 PM
may usap usapan sa apat na sulok ng ue campus na babalik pa raw si borboran sa susunod na season... :o :o


how about Kelvin Gregorio and Jorel Canizares? if bumalik yung 3 na yan, malakas pa din ang UE.

Sam Miguel
12-14-2006, 07:25 PM
Is Erwin Duran of the Pages going straight to the Warriors?

sa_pula
12-29-2006, 09:44 PM
may usap usapan sa apat na sulok ng ue campus na babalik pa raw si borboran sa susunod na season... :o :o


how about Kelvin Gregorio and Jorel Canizares? if bumalik yung 3 na yan, malakas pa din ang UE.



may tig 1ng taon pa sila sa ue.. ;D

ESCALERA JR.
12-30-2006, 09:59 PM
TIMEOUT muna mga RED WARRIORS!

MASAGANANG BAGONG TAON SA LAHAT !!!

codiak
01-17-2007, 08:36 PM
anung ng yari kay MVP polaje????

Leeanna20
01-20-2007, 08:47 AM
meron bang na recruit from tiong lian? ;D

Joescoundrel
01-31-2007, 02:34 PM
Is Garvo Lanete of the San Beda Red Cubs going to join another former Red Cub James Martinez in the UE lineup?

Lanete does not seem to attract the usual attention graduating Red Cub guards get, and he may just wind up over at the other UAAP wearing red and white. Borgy Hermida at least was an oft-mentioned commodity two seasons ago. How come no one's saying anything about Lanete?

oca
01-31-2007, 04:14 PM
Is Garvo Lanete of the San Beda Red Cubs going to join another former Red Cub James Martinez in the UE lineup?

Lanete does not seem to attract the usual attention graduating Red Cub guards get, and he may just wind up over at the other UAAP wearing red and white. Borgy Hermida at least was an oft-mentioned commodity two seasons ago. How come no one's saying anything about Lanete?


I think the case with Lanete is, kaya hindi siya masyadong matunog, he is not the kind of a player who is perceived to be a major contributor right off his freshman year.

Nandoon yung potential, pero di pa handa either for Season 70 or Season 83. Also, he is not that very tall to be a considered worth chasing. At yung positiong nilalaro niya 2/3, nagkalat ang pwedeng maglaro sa kahit anong liga. Iba talaga ang value ng PG at legit big man, of w/c he is neither.

Ngayon, kung makita niyo ang samahan nila ni Marcelo at Ranises, alam mo na kung nasaan ang puso niyan.

But will he make that move if he is offered a Team A spot (by any team for that matter) ?

History has taught us, most often, this is the case. It is just irresistable for any kid to be given that chance to play collegiate ball fresh out of highschool.

Di ko personal na kakilala ang bata. But if patience is one of his traits, I doubt if he will leave the Den. Considering that a good number of Red Lions playing the 2/3 spots are leaving after 2 years, he has a very good chance of getting the spotlight by then. For any patient person, that is worth waiting.

But then, malay natin kung may magandang alok...

mighty_lion
01-31-2007, 04:45 PM
Is Garvo Lanete of the San Beda Red Cubs going to join another former Red Cub James Martinez in the UE lineup?

Lanete does not seem to attract the usual attention graduating Red Cub guards get, and he may just wind up over at the other UAAP wearing red and white. Borgy Hermida at least was an oft-mentioned commodity two seasons ago. How come no one's saying anything about Lanete?


I think the case with Lanete is, kaya hindi siya masyadong matunog, he is not the kind of a player who is perceived to be a major contributor right off his freshman year.

Nandoon yung potential, pero di pa handa either for Season 70 or Season 83. Also, he is not that very tall to be a considered worth chasing. At yung positiong nilalaro niya 2/3, nagkalat ang pwedeng maglaro sa kahit anong liga. Iba talaga ang value ng PG at legit big man, of w/c he is neither.

Ngayon, kung makita niyo ang samahan nila ni Marcelo at Ranises, alam mo na kung nasaan ang puso niyan.

But will he make that move if he is offered a Team A spot (by any team for that matter) ?

History has taught us, most often, this is the case. It is just irresistable for any kid to be given that chance to play collegiate ball fresh out of highschool.

Di ko personal na kakilala ang bata. But if patience is one of his traits, I doubt if he will leave the Den. Considering that a good number of Red Lions playing the 2/3 spots are leaving after 2 years, he has a very good chance of getting the spotlight by then. For any patient person, that is worth waiting.

But then, malay natin kung may magandang alok...


Lanete is a priority recruit for the Red Lions and I think there is an assured spot for him this year. Coach Koy mentioned that sometime late last year. Lanete is a proven scorer inside/out, effective defender and team player. I can think of him as the primary replacement in the 2 position when Escobal graduates next year.

pokpok
03-24-2007, 04:17 AM
definitely UE will be a tough team in season 70.... WARRIORS,,, FOCUS!!!!!

casual_observer
04-21-2007, 01:57 AM
hi! newbie here! :)

tanong lang po. will Mark Borboran still play in Season 70? read in PEx and in other forums that Season 69 was his "last" season in the UAAP. ???

augustine
05-01-2007, 04:00 PM
Si Borboran mag-25 years old bago mag-umpisa ang UAAP, so over-aged na siya,

Sam Miguel
06-04-2007, 10:45 AM
^^^

However Borboran is seeing action in the Nike Summer League team of UE, so perhaps he may yet see action in UAAP Season 70.

Speaking of players, is Erwin Duran on the UE lineup? How about former Baby Falcon Ken Acibar?

paolo
06-04-2007, 01:47 PM
^^^

However Borboran is seeing action in the Nike Summer League team of UE, so perhaps he may yet see action in UAAP Season 70.

Speaking of players, is Erwin Duran on the UE lineup? How about former Baby Falcon Ken Acibar?


According to James M., Mark B. has still one more playing year for the Warriors. Erwin Duran is practicing with the team and is in the line up of the Warriors in the Nike Summer League.

Joescoundrel
06-05-2007, 09:22 AM
^^^

However Borboran is seeing action in the Nike Summer League team of UE, so perhaps he may yet see action in UAAP Season 70.

Speaking of players, is Erwin Duran on the UE lineup? How about former Baby Falcon Ken Acibar?




Duran is in the summer lineup, Sam.

Acibar is in UE as per the UE SAO and ORMM people, although its been sketchy so far if he is on the team or even on the B Team. Friends over at Adamson told me that he is no longer with the Falcons and has indeed moved over to UE. But no one from UE has so far confirmed Acibar's presence on the team.

In any event, with Duran and Acibar the Warriors have their frontline of the future, as these two boys are in the 6-foot-4 range, athletic and long-limbed. Duran will be at least as good as former UE power forward JR Estrada, while Acibar can become the next Leo Vilar. Those aren't such bad things for two guys who were never heavily/hotly recruited by other schools.

sa_pula
06-09-2007, 08:47 AM
anong nangyari kay canizarez? hindi sya kasama sa line up ng ue sa NSL at Fil-oil. ???

skopy
06-09-2007, 10:31 AM
^ canizares is injured, sprained foot or something

gameface_one
06-10-2007, 09:10 AM
The things they did last summer


By Jasmine W. Payo
Inquirer
Last updated 02:48am (Mla time) 06/10/2007


MANILA, Philippines - In the sweat-filled school gym, coach Dindo Pumaren looks on intently from the sidelines as the University of the East Red Warriors go through their regular scrimmage.

“Our big guys have been working on their dribbling this summer,” he says. “Most teams have a year-long program. For us, we work on certain skills and particular areas of the body every two weeks or every month. We also join summer basketball leagues. And if there's an available opportunity to train abroad, we take it.”

The Warriors' training is indicative of a new and welcome trend in collegiate basketball, says Tony Atayde, sports marketing executive of Nike. Training has turned scientific and complex, he notes.

“It's definitely a lot more different now. You see more teams hiring strength and conditioning coaches, coaches who specialize in offense, those who focus on defense and others who zero in on making players quicker and stronger,” Atayde says. “It's not just about basketball anymore. Teams have become more scientific in the sense that they break the game down. It's really about getting the guys in tip-top shape for a premium performance.”

The San Beda Red Lions, the titlist in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), even flew to the United States for training last month. So did the Ateneo Blue Eagles, the UAAP runner-up last season. Another reigning champion, the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers, also packed up for Malaysia a month before the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) kicks off.

Before the team's departure, new San Beda coach Frankie Lim assesses that his team still has the chops to capture another cage crown. “We're looking at another NCAA championship,” Lim declares. “I'm banking on my players' dedication. They have to sacrifice to win a championship again. It's never easy to win.”

The Tigers' coach, Pido Jarencio, likewise believes that the team has an even more well-planned pre-season than their championship run. “Our practices are more on drills. We're doing new things that we didn't get to do last year because I was new with the team and we only had four months,” he says.

Not all teams, though, are as lucky in tapping the international pipeline this summer. “We got tournament invites abroad that didn't work out, but that doesn't mean that we're training any less,” says Pumaren.

“We're making do with what we have here; whatever is available that we think will help the team,” says Pumaren. “We do aquathlon training where we run and do breathing ladders in the pool. If we lack equipment, we use the stairs, we do lunges. And we also join the summer league to gauge our performance against the other teams.”

And, despite the Warriors' recent loss to perennial UAAP powerhouse La Salle Green Archers in the Nike Summer League, Pumaren says he likes what he has been seeing in his boys' game form. “It was closely fought, they played a good game,” he notes. “At this point, we usually look at which match ups are more effective or what plays we have to adjust.”

Says Atayde: “Most coaches look at their team's efficiency. Even if the team were to practice seven days a week, there's really a difference between practice shape and game shape. This is a platform for the kids to be able to at least hone their skills within the game environment aside from the practice environment.”

The youthful sports executive cites another key advantage of teams honing their skills at the local front. “One of the benefits is exposure to the other teams,” says Atayde. “During the summer, pretty much the entire roster that is on the team is a preview of what you'll see in the UAAP and the NCAA. You'll be pretty familiar with the different teams' game play. It also gives the players a platform to shine. If I'm on Team B and I want to be on Team A, I can use the summer league to show my coach that I can play.”

The past months, the Warriors also found ways to tweak their lineup. “There will be changes in our game,” Pumaren points out. “For the past seasons, a lot of people have been saying that we're mostly good at the perimeter, but we lack real big men.. But we now have a post threat. We have guys who may not be that tall, but they're wide-bodied.”

With the collegiate season only weeks away, Atayde reminds that most teams are now heading into the final stretch of their training.

“The end of the summer league is pretty much when teams are getting the players into game shape and into a frame of mind that focuses on the big league,” says Atayde.

For the Warriors, it's also the time to get psychologically pumped up. As Pumaren notes: “A lot of the game is also mental. Players have to train both mind and body even before the big games start. They face a lot of pressure during the UAAP season, so it's the best way to get the boys ready.”

gameface_one
06-28-2007, 10:55 AM
Warriors ready to bang bodies



By NICK GIONGCO
mb.com.ph

HEAD COACH Dindo Pumaren is tickled pink over the prospects of seeing the University of the East Red Warriors bang bodies with their fancied rivals when the 70th season of the UAAP basketball wars come off the wraps next month.


"Now, I can play big," beamed Pumaren.

When they made it to the Final Four last year, his team appeared like a high school squad when ranged against bigger opponents.

Gone are Bonbon Custodio and Robert Labagala but star guard Marcy Arellano and versatile forward Mark Borboran and some prized recruits from Mindanao and some other schools with storied basketball tradition will be around when they try to end 22 years of title drought.

The last time the Warriors raised the trophy was in 1985 when the duo of Allan Caidic and Jerry Codinera powered the Recto-based squad to a thrilling win over the University of Santo Tomas Goldies.

"I have lots of confidence on this lineup. Maganda ang composition and lots of players have experience playing in top tournaments like the PBL," said Pumaren, who is in his fourth year as chief strategist of the team.

Aside from Arellano and Borboran, Pumaren is also drooling over what newcomers such as Gino Etrono, Val Acuna, Mark Fampulme and Paul Lee could do.

"Etrono is a 6-2 shooting guard from Davao, while Lee, a six-footer, is from the San Sebastian juniors team who was a mythical team member and Acuna is a 6-3 wingman who used to play on UE’s Team B," said the younger brother of La Salle tactician Franz.

"Fampulme is a 6-3 post player from Lyceum who is taking a Master course and is 21 years old," added Pumaren, who made sure the Red Warriors stay in shape by taking them to several tournaments like the Champions Cup, Nike and Fil-Oil hoopfests.

The Red Warriors will have a tough assignment in their debut as they clash with the defending champion Santo Tomas Tigers on July 8.

"Malas, UST agad ang kalaban," said a chuckling Pumaren.

Wang-Bu
06-28-2007, 11:02 AM
'Yung Paul Lee at Gino Etrono nagpakitang gilas na nitong offseason.

Si Mark Fampulme alam na din ang kakayanan.

Duda ako dun sa Val Acuna, at no way na 6'3" 'yon, matangkad lang ng kalahating ulo sa akin, siguro nasa 6-flat hanggang 6'1" lang siya. Tsaka tila yata pigil masyado laro niya. Kung may ipapakita siyang galing ilabas na niya. Kung hindi lalamunin nina Jorel Canizares at Toto Bandaying ang minuto niya.

chez_moi
06-28-2007, 11:34 AM
"but star guard Marcy Arellano and versatile forward Mark Borboran and some prized recruits from Mindanao and some other schools with storied basketball tradition will be around when they try to end 22 years of title drought"

hah? ??? maglalaro pa si borboran? baka ma-technical tayo nyan, :o napaka-hot issue pa naman nyan lalo na pag nasa top four ka ng standings. Puro reklamador pa naman mga schools ngayon, may makitang lang butas file agad sa UAAP Board.

Joescoundrel
06-28-2007, 12:19 PM
About this Mark Borboran issue: I certainly hope UE did its homework and is 100% CERTAIN that Borboran is STILL ELIGIBLE to play in Season 70.

Borboran is a great baller and a tough competitor and I love watching him play. But if his eligibility is expired then UE should just do the right thing and not line him up. Frankly I am sick as shit of seeing championships, trophies and entire seasons go down the tubes just because of crap coming AFTER the season has commenced. To any true hardcore hoops junkie there is nothing worse than a championship being won via a board resolution as an aftermath of some investigation after a so-called scandal.

There should not have to be a scandal in the first place if every one would just do their due diligence and make sure that everything is aboveboard with their teams. No one would have to be "reklamador" if every one just simply followed the goddam rules and stopped trying to get clever.

It isn't even the official start of the season and already there are doubts and aspersions being cast not just on Borboran and UE but apparently also on Jojo Duncil and UST as well as Ferdinand and Lasalle. While I do not totally subscribe to these "silipan" tactics, it behooves all member schools to be assured that all players on all teams are indeed lined up in accordance with UAAP rules and policies.

We cannot simply turn a blind eye and/or a deaf ear to shenanigans being perpetrated in our midst, not just because sports is all about sportsmanship but because this is VARSITY sports, where the supposedly good names of all member schools are at stake.

What does it say about the values of an educational institution, a place of higher learning, if whether by malice or negligence it breaks and/or bends the rules in varsity athletics?

pio_valenz
06-28-2007, 05:19 PM
Actually people might be barking up the wrong tree on the Borboran issue. No, make that "barking up the wrong player."

Wang-Bu
06-28-2007, 06:25 PM
Actually people might be barking up the wrong tree on the Borboran issue. No, make that "barking up the wrong player."


Ano po ibig niyong sabihin Sir Pio?

gfy
06-29-2007, 08:10 AM
As reported in the papers, Fampulme's eligibility was raised. All I know is only one year is required for a transferee from other leagues (2 from another UAAP school but reduced to one if given release). So if Fampulme studied at UE for an underggraduate degree last year there should be no problem assuming he's taking up master's this year.

Rektikano
06-29-2007, 11:40 AM
^^^

...wow! I didn't know one could complete an undergrad degree in just 1 year. That could mean UE credited a LOT of units from Lyceum...hmmm.....

Wang-Bu
06-29-2007, 11:43 AM
^^^

...wow! I didn't know one could complete an undergrad degree in just 1 year. That could mean UE credited a LOT of units from Lyceum...hmmm.....


Usong-uso po sa amin ang ganyang kalakaran Sir Rektikano. Lalo pa nung dumating na sa varsity ang kayamanan ng Fortune Tobacco...

oca
06-29-2007, 12:56 PM
As reported in the papers, Fampulme's eligibility was raised. All I know is only one year is required for a transferee from other leagues (2 from another UAAP school but reduced to one if given release). So if Fampulme studied at UE for an underggraduate degree last year there should be no problem assuming he's taking up master's this year.


The revised rules on "masteral student- athletes" allows one to play if the undergrad deg. was obtained from the same school he will represent as a player. Pero kung one academic year lang yung kulang sa undergrad at dito na rin ginamit ang residency, imo, it goes against the very principle of this specific rule.

"Mercinary" pa rin ang dating.

At yan ang dahilan bakit may ganyang rule.

Kung palaruin man si Fampulme, my gut feel is, magkakaroon ng additional provision on "masteral students". Wherein, it will require transferees "to take at least so many undergrad units" prior to playing as a masteral student.

gfy
06-30-2007, 12:12 AM
I think Fampulme has been a college student for quite a while already it's about time he finished his undergraduate degree.* ;D

Fampulme is not violating the master's rule. He isn't violating the transferee rule either. He sat out one year. Would it have been better if he left a few subjects for this year than to take up master's?

To add: David64 mentioned in another forum that Fampulme graduated from Lyceum, then transferred to UE and took up some undergraduate courses. If the master's rule requires that one should have completed his undergraduate degree from the same school, then there appears to be some violation here.

Wang-Bu
07-09-2007, 09:39 AM
Maganda ang pinakitang laro ng Warriors kahapon kontra UST. Bagama't medyo inalat si Mark Borboran kahapon marami namang tumikada upang magtulungan ang Warriors na makuha ang malaking panalo kontra sa defending champions ng Santo Tomas. Ang mga gaya nina James Martinez, Marcy Arellano, Jorel Canizares, Barry Llagas at Kelvin Gregorio.

LION
07-09-2007, 11:05 AM
^ Pati si Fampulme maganda ang pinakita kahapon. Nakapuntos pa sa labas.

GHRanger
07-12-2007, 05:38 PM
Hello mga kaibigan,
May update ba sa laban ng NU at UE?
Salamat.

ewe_rach
07-12-2007, 06:42 PM
good showing by the warriors the 1st and 2nd games. i just hope na tuluy-tuloy na yan.
although there are some blunders committed. i would like to commend arellano as he is his usual deadly self. he kept his composure the entire game. thiele showed his defensive ware though i wouldnt try bringing the ball down if i were him, he committed 2 travelling infractions. llagas should keep his cool, coz that will be crucial.
oh well, so far so good i guess.

dapat lang talaga nila alalahanin every game that any team could beat them. they were almost beaten by NU after leading for 22 pts before the 2nd half. sana yung mentality nila ayusin nila. sumugod ng laging panalo ang isaisip at ituluy-tuloy hanggang huli. NO FALTER WARRIORS!!!

umaasa kami...

Sam Miguel
07-13-2007, 11:40 AM
UE once again showed how careless it can get once it gets a big lead. After leading by a high of 22 from late-third to early-fourth they nearly got the stones cut out of them by an NU squad that just wouldn't give up. Jon Fernandez and Jay Jhanke nearly got the win for the Bulldogs. Kudos to Marcy Arellano who saced the day for UE with his late-game scoring and the relentless rebounding of second-year varsitarian Hans Thiele.

Its like I've always said: UE has superb athletes but only one or two with a modicum of basketball smarts i.e. Arellano and to some extent James Martinez. Coach Dindo Pumaren has to do a better job making sure that his mainstays, like Toto Bandaying in this case, stop behaving like this was some silly street league. This is already the UAAP for godsakes. If Bandaying, or any player for that matter, establishes a pattern of this type of behavior he puts UE's entire UAAP campaign at risk. Dindo needs to do a better job making sure his boys keep their heads in the game.

Speaking of smarts Mark Borboran needs to realize that being a great athlete is only one part of being a success at bigtime ball. His decisions in the past two games, although those were won games, have been erratic at best: his shot selection has been off, he seems lost on the offensive patterns of UE, and his man is constantly losing him on defense. He is now th certified star of UE and yet Arellano is teaching him lessons on how to THINK on the court.

ewe_rach
07-15-2007, 07:50 PM
kudos to the warriors!!!
arellano was really off today he had a good look at the basket but wasn't able to nail it. im glad thiele contributed a lot especially the 1st half. still though, a warrior (fampulme i suppose) was called for a technical as he lost his cool! hinay-hinay lang at wag mainit ang ulo!!
i honestly think that the warriors could have given more, they could still shell out more from today's game.
anyway, push pa warriors!! im aching for ARCHERS-WARRIORS finals!

Wang-Bu
07-16-2007, 09:08 AM
ANG SARAP TALUNIN ANG MGA KAMAKANA SA AMIN NUNG OFFSEASON! ;D

Sa bilang na 76-73 pinamalas ng mga bata ni Luwalhati na kaya nilang manalo kontra sa magagaling na koponan ng UAAP. Si Hans Thiele ay kumamada ng 14 points at 11 rebounds bukod sa dalawa o tatlong supalpal. Ang kanyang sipag sa rebounding at ang abilidad niyang tumalon ng ilang beses sa loob lamang ng isa hanggang dalawang sandali ang naging panlaban niya kontra sa mas malalaking sentro ng Ateneo.

Maganda din ang pinakita ni Elmer Espiritu, na marami ng natutunan mula sa ating magagaling at masisipag na coaching staff. Mas may pasensya na si Elmo, hindi na natatawagan ng travelling kapag bumubuwelo, at mas may control na kapag nasa ere na siya. Maraming walang bilib sa kanyang depensa, na hanggang supalpal lang daw siya at walang footwork; sige nga, ngayon niyo sabihin 'yan. Kumamada din si Barry Llagas na nakipagsabayan kay Ford Arao.

Siempre ang mga stars gaya nina Mark Borboran at Marcy Arellano ay kumamada din ng husto, ganun din ang aking bets na maging Breakout Warriors na sina Kelvin Gregorio at Marcy Arellano. Siempre pa sino naman ang makakalimot sa kagilagilalas na laro ng rookie natin na si Paul Lee, na halos gawing layup drill ang lane ng Ateneo. Tila yata nagkamali ang Ateneo: maling Staglet ang nakuha nila mula sa champion team ng NCAA Juniors.

Basta't ganyan lang ng ganyan ang ilaro natin garantisado masaya ang UE-NU Finals! ;D

ewe_rach
07-22-2007, 10:11 PM
magaling, magaling, magaling!

well next time you face the archers maghanda ulit dahil sa tingin ko hindi na sila papayag na talunin ulit sila lalo na kung ganun kalaki ang lamang.

im actually rooting for la salle but then talagang magaling din ang ue.
i love these teams! good job!

Wang-Bu
07-23-2007, 09:44 AM
ANSARAP MANALO NG TAMBAKAN! ;D

Muling nanaig ang mga bata ni Lualhati kontra sa malakas na koponan ng Lasalle.

Mukhang maganda ang resulta ng toma nila kasama ang UE Legend na si Allan Caidic nung Byernes ng gabi at tila yata naging shooter bigla lahat ng Warriors, heh-heh!

Kahit ang mga medyo inaalat nung unang tatlong laro ay biglang nagpakitang gilas, gaya nina Jorel Canizares at Rudy Linganay. Lalo akong tuwang-tuwa na nagkaroon ng breakout game si Jorel sa isang importanteng laro gaya nito, kakailanganin niya ang kompiyansang maidudulot nito para sa mga susunod pang laro namin. Kumamada si Jorel ng 15 points at 7 rebounds.

Maganda din ang pinakita ni Mark Fampulme, na tila yata hindi sineryoso ng mga bantay niya, kaya ayon, kumamada ng 8 points at 8 rebounds. Ganun din sina Hans Thiele at Elmer Espiritu, na talaga namang nakipagsabayan ng husto sa mga big men ng Lasalle.

Nag-produce ang bench namin, at maganda talaga ang shooting, kahit saan at kahit sino ang pumukol talagang wala kang itulak-kabigin kahapon. Naka-54 points ang bench namin kumpara sa 22 o 23 ng Lasalle bench, at iyon na nga mismo ang nilamang namin.

UE-NU na sa FINALS! ;D

LION
07-23-2007, 10:37 AM
^^^ Hahahaha!

Bakit pareng Wang-bu, may pangtapat ba kayo sa mga tres ng NU? 99% percent yata ng opensa nila e beyond the arc. Pag pumasok kahit kalahati lang sa mga tira nila baka matambakan kayo. ;D

Dark Knight
07-23-2007, 11:53 AM
Mukang FEU na lang ang may kakayahang mag pa bagsak sa UE sir Wang Bu. ;D

Joescoundrel
07-24-2007, 09:02 AM
FEU will indeed be a strong contender this season in the Men's tournament. Dark Knight's Tamaraws have the size and athleticism to match up well against Wang-bu's Warriors. It would be interesting to see how former RP and Purefoods teammates Dindo Pumaren and Glenn Capacio match up as coaches as well.

pokpok
07-26-2007, 02:30 PM
feu is strong but sana manalo at swertehin ang UE!!!

Wang-Bu
07-26-2007, 04:18 PM
M'am Pok-pok pwede ka bang magpadala ng UNAGI sa amin dito sa gameface.ph? ;D

pokpok
07-27-2007, 02:55 AM
ang sarap ng UNAGI diba??? kung pwede lang sana PAPADALAN KO TALAGA KAYO DYAN!!!
GO UE!!!!!!

Wang-Bu
07-30-2007, 10:03 AM
Tambakan na naman! ;D

Kumamada ng anim na three-pointer si James Martinez at nag-ambag ng double-double si Barry Llagas upang tambakan ng mga anak ni Lualhati ang mga bata ng State U. 30 puntos yata ang tinambak. Sina Jorel Canizares, Hans Thiele at ang iba pang bench players ng UE ay napakaganda ng nilaro, kung kaya't pahinga halos ng buong laro ang mga stars gaya nina Marcy Arellano, Kelvin Gregorio at Mark Borboran. Umulan ng tres para sa Red Warriors at sadyang walang napantapat ang UP.

Ang isang inaalala ko lang dito ay baka masyadong napapaaga ang pag-peak ng UE, baka kapusin sa second round. Mas OK na sa akin na tama lang ang pacing natin para dere-derecho na sa Finals. Retired na pareho ang huling nagbigay ng UAAP championship sa atin, dapat lang naman sigurong mapasa-atin muli ang corona.

gfy
07-30-2007, 11:05 AM
^ IMO, this year's crown is for UE to lose. UE should be wary of FEU though.

ewe_rach
07-30-2007, 02:29 PM
^ IMO, this year's crown is for UE to lose. UE should be wary of FEU though.

i couldnt agree more gfy! feu is a tough team and they should not be taken for granted. i hope wala na yung "high" after wiping out the maroons or the winning streak for that matter. mahirap i-underestimate ang feu even if most of them are rookies.

Wang-Bu
07-30-2007, 06:05 PM
Ang lamang ng UE this year ay ang ating mga big men. Sa totoo lang wala namang koponan na may pantapat sa rotation natin na kinabibilangan nina Mark Borboran, Elmer Espiritu, Kelvin Gregorio, Hans Thiele, Barry Llagas at Mark Fampulme. Problemado for sure ang FEU sa ganyang katangkad at ka-athletic na rotation sa frontline, lalo pa't nilaglag na yata talaga nila si JR Gerilla. Medyo mahihirapang makipagsabayan sa ganitong lineup ang Riel Cervantes, Sani Abaring at Jun Tanuan.

Ang nakikita kong problema nating malaki kontra FEU ay sina Toto Baroca, Mac Barachael at JR Cawaling. Bagama't may James Martinez, Marcy Arellano at Jorel Canizares tayo lamang sa bilis, tangkad at lakas ang perimeter ng FEU. Isipin na lang natin: Kapag nag-2 guard si Cawaling mas matangkad pa din siya kaysa kay Jorel na nasa 6'2" na, papano pa kaya kung sa mismatch si James o si Marcy na ang naka-match up niya?

gfy
07-30-2007, 09:14 PM
Although mas matangkad ang UE team, ang maganda sa FEU ay masipag sila. Mabilis din at maganda ang depensa. At magaling mag-adjust kaagad si Coach Glenn. Remember they lost to NU by 2 points I think and to DLSU by 3. Mainly because of poor freethrow shooting.

pokpok
07-31-2007, 02:32 AM
pero muntik na rin silang matalo sa ADU... mahirap talaga mag predict.....
BASTA ang PAGDASAL na lang natin MANALO tayo kahit 1 point lang ang lamang...

ewe_rach
07-31-2007, 08:47 PM
pero muntik na rin silang matalo sa ADU... mahirap talaga mag predict.....
BASTA ang PAGDASAL na lang natin* MANALO tayo kahit 1 point lang ang lamang...


tama po kayo jan maam pokpok! ;)

Joescoundrel
08-01-2007, 10:33 AM
UE should try a little Joe Lipa-style "show the mismatch" against a very athletic and multiple-position FEU lineup, like maybe put Mark Borboran on JR Cawaling to test the rookie Tamaraw sensation's resolve, and Elmer Espiritu on Toto Baroca to see how the rookie pointguard responds to having a quick and athletic player at least six inches taller with quick, darting hands d-ing up on him. This will help free up and conserve James Martinez to keep firing away, ditto Marcy Arellano.

ewe_rach
08-02-2007, 04:39 PM
i opened my tv set late in the 3rd canto and darn, am i fazed! grabe the warriors are h*ll of a team! monstrous is the right term, i should say. a very outstanding performance. :o

Wang-Bu
08-03-2007, 09:37 AM
Hay naku, tambakan na naman ang panalo... hwe-hehe! ;D

Anyway, kumamada si Kelvin Gregorio ng 22 points at walong rebounds upang madala sa ating pang-anim na pagwagi sa UAAP Season 70 ang mga Anak ni Luwalhati, 89-60 kontra sa ating mga kapitbahay na FEU. Uminit muli galing sa labas sina James Martinez, Paul Lee at Toto Bandaying upang bigyan ng 49-28 lead ang ating Warriors kung saan hindi na nakaporma ang mga Tamaraws.

Sa sobrang ganda ng nilaro na naman ng ating bench ay mahaba-haba ang pinahinga ng mga stars gaya nina Mark Borboran at Marcy Arellano.

Sinubukan pa din nina Mac Barachael, Marlon Adolfo at Toto Barroca na iahon ang FEU mula sa kanilang pagkakatambak ngunit sadyang kinalawang yata ang mga big guns ng FEU sa larong ito at hindi nila nasabayan ang rachada ng UE.

Kung mababasa ito ni Kaibigang Dark Knight: bukas pa ba ang ABS diyan sa tagiliran ng FEU? At masarap pa bang tumomo dun...?

ewe_rach
08-05-2007, 06:55 PM
sir wangbu another TAMBAKAN for the warriors!!!

pansin ko lang, they dont really have a go-to guy. 2 games ago it's martinez who scored his career high and cupping the best player of the game, then came gregorio with another career high and finally getting also the best player and now it's borboran's time to shine with his season high performance and of course the best player award.
i dunno how the other teams will defend these guys. if they anchor on one player, they get fazed because another one would step up.
the next game? hmmm.. could it be arellano now? we'll see!

KUDOS warriors!!

Dark Knight
08-06-2007, 07:47 AM
Kung mababasa ito ni Kaibigang Dark Knight: bukas pa ba ang ABS diyan sa tagiliran ng FEU? At masarap pa bang tumomo dun...?


Naku sir Wang Bu, matagal na kong grad. Di ko na alam kung bukas pa yung ABS. Yun ba yung nasa second floor ng Orient Pearl? Yung may bilyaran sa taas? ;D

Sam Miguel
08-06-2007, 09:18 AM
Why bother with scores with the Red Warriors in this first round? They beat the shit out of Adamson to the tune of 101-21 or thereabouts. I don't know what Coach Dindo Pumaren and Mr Bren Perez are feeding the Warriors this season but they are totally in high gear and have not shown any major weakness. They showed against Ateneo that they know how to keep the win in tight situations. They've won their last three games by 20-point blowouts. They have at least four guys producing consistently in double figures in scoring, and previously unheralded and/or underachieving players like Jorel Canizares, Barry Llagas, Rudy Lingganay ang James Martinez playing big in several games already.

Against the Adamson UE ran the score up to 31-13 early in the second quarter and simply cruised the rest of the way. Mark Borboran had a season high 23 points yesterday in what was a definite cakewalk. UE takes on FEU as their first assignment in Round 2 and they are looking very much like the Big Red Machine everyone said they would be this Season 71.

mighty_lion
08-06-2007, 09:49 AM
Congrats to the Red Warriors. Sweeping the first round with authority is strong message to the league. The next matter would just be how to sustain and improve such performances in the second round and in the F4. Im still counting DLSU, UST and Ateneo as contenders. DLSU in the past have always been in full throttle starting second round. UST's game against Ateneo last Saturday reminded me of how they pathed the way to the championship last year. Ateneo naman will always be around hitting chances all the time.

Dark Knight
08-06-2007, 11:04 AM
CONGRATULATIONS to the UE RED WARRIORS for WINNING the UAAP 70 TITLE. ;D

pokpok
08-06-2007, 05:23 PM
WAG mo naman iusog....
BASTA UE.... JUST FIGHT and WIN!!!!
ITS OUR TIME!!!!
GO UE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! goodluck sa 2nd round

Dark Knight
08-06-2007, 10:16 PM
WAG mo naman iusog....
BASTA UE.... JUST FIGHT and WIN!!!!
ITS OUR TIME!!!!
GO UE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! goodluck sa 2nd round


Sorry mam pokpok. Ganda ka pala. ;D

ewe_rach
08-06-2007, 11:34 PM
WAG mo naman iusog....
BASTA UE.... JUST FIGHT and WIN!!!!
ITS OUR TIME!!!!
GO UE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! goodluck sa 2nd round


haha! very hilarious! :D oo nga naman knight wag mo iusog! ;D

gameface_one
08-07-2007, 12:13 PM
Stats back up Warriors’ dominance


By Jasmine W. Payo
Inquirer
Last updated 03:52am (Mla time) 08/07/2007



UE 7 0 La Salle 5 2 FEU 4 3 UST 4 3 Ateneo 4 3 NU 3 4 Adamson 1 6 UP 0 7

GAMES THURSDAY (Cuneta Astrodome)
2 p.m. -- Adamson vs Ateneo (Srs)
4 p.m. -- UE vs FEU (Srs)

MANILA, Philippines -- When University of the East vowed to sharpen its shooting skills this season, coach Dindo Pumaren made sure his Warriors would not abandon their defensive game.

And the result turned out to be an unstoppable rampage in the UAAP men’s basketball competition.

“We’ve been working very hard to improve every aspect of our game,” said Pumaren after the Warriors completed a 7-0 sweep of the first round.

And Pumaren intends to continue pushing his wards even if the Warriors have emerged as the league’s best offensive and defensive squad.

“There are still lapses in our game,” he said. “A lot of teams are improving, so we also want to keep on improving.”

The Warriors led the league in scoring with an average of 86.9 points in seven games built on a league-best 45.2 percent shooting clip.

The league’s official statistician and SmartBro ranked De La Salle University as No. 2 with 81.9 points per game followed by defending champion University of Santo Tomas at 79.1.

The Warriors remained in full control at the defensive end by limiting their opponents to an average of 68.6 points.

Far Eastern University gave up an average of 69.6 markers for second with Ateneo de Manila University third at 71.4 points.

The Warriors led in other stats departments including assists (19.6 apg), fastbreak points (16.4 ppg) and turnover points (22.4 ppg).

Four Warriors also landed in the top 10 in the individual statistical race where UST’s star center Jervy Cruz stood at No. 1 with a 16.3 ppg and 16.7 rebounds per game.

Scoring leader Patrick Cabahug of Adamson University came in second (26 ppg and 8.9 rpg), followed by National University’s Edwin Asoro (13.3 ppg and 10 rpg), La Salle’s Rico Maierhofer (10.9 ppg and 9 rpg) and JV Casio (14.1 ppg and 3 assists per game), UE’s Kelvin Gregorio (11.9 ppg) and NU’s Jonathan Fernandez (18.4 ppg).

Wang-Bu
08-07-2007, 02:07 PM
^^^ Ehem-ehem! Salamat po, salamat, Eric Salamat...! ;D

Wang-Bu
08-10-2007, 03:38 PM
Aariya na kaya ng dere-derecho ang Warriors natin o makakaresbak ang mga Agilang Bughaw ng Ateneo? Sa napipintong pagtatagisang muli ng mga Anak ni Lualhati at mga Anak ni Inigo paniguradong rachahan na naman ang umaatikabong aksyong busloan at siempre ang ALASKAHAN sa magkabilang kampo.

Mahalaga para sa mga Warriors na muling ibuhos ang kanilang opensa upang ma-golpe de gulat ang Ateneo. Inaasahang sina James Martinez, Marcy Arellano, Mark Borboran at Kelvin Gregorio ay muli na namang kakamada para sa atin. Kapag malinis ang riple ni James pihado llamado na tayo sa laban.

May suspecha ako na hindi naman gagawa ng masyadong malaki o matinding adjustment si Coach Norman Black at sila nga naman ay muntikan ng makabahid sa ating kartada ng mga panalo nung Round 1. Dahil matindi na naman na ang depensa nila, malamang sa opensa maghahanap ng kakaibang kombinasyon si Black.

Para naman kay Coach Dindo Pumaren kailangang handa siya sampu ng kanyang mga bata para sa kahit ano pa mang ihahain ng Ateneo, lalo sa opensa. Nakikinikinita kong magkakaroon ng magandang laro si Jobe Nkemakolam sa ilalim, maaaring maka-career high siya sa puntos AT rebounds, at may kakaibang aasahan mula kina Eric Salamat at Jai Reyes pagsating sa drives at slashes. Mahalagang mapigilan ang dalawang nabanggit na gwardiya at huwag ding ipawalang-bahala si Nkemakolam.

romy
08-10-2007, 11:29 PM
wang bu kamusta, hi ms pok pok, mga brakardz kailan pala ang resume ng ue vs feu 2nd round according to ubelt.com december 31, eh tapos na uaap nun ah. mgandang laro yun 2nd round na kasi lets see if the warriors can still maintain their intensity, basta go warriors oo nga pala dark knight buhay pa ba yung masarap na sisig sa feu? wang bu kailan ba tayo mag lalasing?...................... basta one game at a time lang boys, next thing you know final 4 ulit tapos finals.......

ewe_rach
08-12-2007, 05:54 PM
updates please. im just taking a time off our family outing.
naku talo dlsu wag naman din sana ang ue. :-[

gabriel
08-12-2007, 07:02 PM
UE won over Ateneo, 73 - 68 ;D

flsfnoeraekadad
08-12-2007, 08:02 PM
UE needed this game to test their form. And again, Ateneo na naman ang team na sumubok sa kanila.

I can truly say now that UE is ripe for the championship. It's about time!

batangueño
08-12-2007, 08:40 PM
Wala na akong masabi sa UE Red Warriors. All games naipanalo through team effort. Wala silang superstar dahil lahat sa kanila ay role players. Nakakabilib din yung mga kuwatro at singko nila na pwedeng tumira sa labas.

ewe_rach
08-12-2007, 09:12 PM
indeed man! grabe sila!! wohooo!!
ano na mga atenean friends? kala ko ba kayo ang tatapos sa winning streak nila?
iba na ang usapan ngayon. dont compare games from the previous season. tsk!

flsfnoeraekadad
08-12-2007, 10:08 PM
Nakakabilib din yung mga kuwatro at singko nila na pwedeng tumira sa labas.That step-back three of Elmer Espiritu is nasty!

batangueño
08-12-2007, 10:57 PM
That step-back three of Elmer Espiritu is nasty!


Exactly. It is not just Espiritu who can do nasty things like that. Even Kelvin Gregorio can shoot an outside shot with utmost precision. I am just waiting for Barry Llagas, Mark Fampulme and Hans Thiele to do an Elmer Espiritu sometime soon. :o

Wang-Bu
08-13-2007, 09:27 AM
UE won over Ateneo, 73 - 68* *;D


8-0 na mga 'igan!

Akala ko hindi na uusad sa 69-66 ang score nung huling quarter at halos tatlong minutong napako sa ganung bilang.

Grabe ang pinakitang playmaking ng UE nung huling 1:08, nakahanap ng paraan makagawa sina Mark Borboran, Paul Lee at Marcy Arellano. Mabuti na din at magandang pukol ni Elmer Espiritu nung first half, naka-tatlong tres siya at nbigyan din siya ng anim na freethrow mula sa dalawang sablay na three-point shots kung saan siya ay na-foul. Ngunit sa larong ito si Borboran ang talagang nagpakitang-gilas: siya ang nagdikit ng score at siya rin ang nagpalamang para sa UE.

Parang nalagyan ng takip ang basket ng Ateneo nung huling tatlong minuto. Kumamada sila ng husto hanggang third quarter pero parang naubusan sila ng scoring nung bandang patapos ng laban. Pangit so far ang laro nung Chris Tiu, tila hirap na hirap siyang maging primary sa opensa ngayong wala ng JC Intal at Doug Kramer na pwedeng puntahan ang Ateneo. Tila yata kailangan ng mas pagkatiwalaan ni Coach Norman Black si Eric Salamat na siyang nagbigay ng magandang kalamangan para sa Ateneo nung second quarter. Kayang mag-Uno ni Salamat, at maganda siyang pang-compliment sa laro nung Jai Reyes.

mighty_lion
08-13-2007, 09:46 AM
Natatawa ako dun sa sagutan ng laro ni Paul Lee at Eric Salamat. Kanya kanyang labas ng angas pagnanakagawa ng play or nakakascore. Salamat is punching his fist out sabay sigay at tingin sa bench ng Ateneo. Si Paul Lee naman puching his chest sabay tingin sa bench ng UE.

jembengzon
08-13-2007, 10:28 PM
congrats to the ue red warriors for a well fought game vs. ateneo yesterday. you showed the resiliency that is needed to finish off tough opponents. you will indeed be a tough opponent for anyone come final four time.

kudos ue :) until we meet again, congrats to you.

Joescoundrel
08-14-2007, 01:59 PM
My math is rusty, but if we go by current trends, am I to understand that if UE wins at least one more game they are already guaranteed a Final 4 slot?

flsfnoeraekadad
08-14-2007, 03:37 PM
The magic number is 10. 2 more.

christian
08-14-2007, 10:41 PM
Mukhang inuungusan ng husto ni Paul Lee si Rafael Reyes. Sabay lang sila pumasok sa UE last year.

cub
08-15-2007, 10:21 AM
Mukhang inuungusan ng husto ni Paul Lee si Rafael Reyes. Sabay lang sila pumasok sa UE last year.


kasi 3rd stringer na si Reyes. si Lee, siya na ang naging back up ni Arellano. dapat si Bandaying yon, di ko alam kung bakit hindi na masyado binibigyan ng playing time si Bandaying.

MonL
08-15-2007, 10:35 AM
Mukhang inuungusan ng husto ni Paul Lee si Rafael Reyes. Sabay lang sila pumasok sa UE last year.


kasi 3rd stringer na si Reyes. si Lee, siya na ang naging back up ni Arellano. dapat si Bandaying yon, di ko alam kung bakit hindi na masyado binibigyan ng playing time si Bandaying.


Bandaying made waves in the previous offseason with his deadly outside sniping. But Paul Lee brings more to the table than Bandaying, who appears at this point to have simply become a one-dimensional player. If he does not connect on his shots when defenses clamp down on him, he contributes nothing else to UE's cause.

pokpok
08-15-2007, 04:07 PM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO UE!!!
beat UST!!!!! prepare for this team na nanalo lang sa DLSU in OVERTIME ang YABANG na ng mga supporters...
we are not 8 - 0 for nothing.. GO UE.. this time BLOW THEM OUT!!!

gabriel
08-19-2007, 05:31 PM
UE won over UST, 99 - 82 ;D

mighty_lion
08-19-2007, 06:44 PM
Lakas ng UE

cub
08-19-2007, 11:48 PM
ang lakas ng UE. every game iba ang gumagawa. iba iba ang nagiging best players like Borboran, Cañizares, Espiritu, Martinez, Llagas, Lee, Gregorio and Arellano.

pero sa tingin ko, hindi makaka 14-0 ang UE.

Wang-Bu
08-20-2007, 10:30 AM
9-0 na mga Katoto! ;D

Kumamada ng career high 21 points si Barry Llagas upang pamunuan ang mga Mandirigma ni Lualhati kontra sa mga Tigre ng Santo Tomas 99-82 sa Cuneta Astrodome. Nagdagdag pa ng 6 rebounds, 3 assists at 2 blocks ang tinaguriang "Machete" ng UE. :D Buenas si Barry ultimo sa labas.

Si Mark Borboran naman ay nagdagdag ng 14 points at 7 rebounds at nanguna sa pagkalas ng UE sa tulong ni Marcy Arellano nung huling kanto ng laro galing sa dikitang laban hanggang third quarter. Habang gumagawa sina Barry at Mark sige lang ang playmaking at penetration nina Marcy, James Martinez at Paul Lee.

Si Mark Fampulme naman ang siyang nagbantay sa King Tiger na si Jervy Cruz upang hindi gaanong makagawa ang kasalukuyang nangunguna sa pagka-MVP nitong Season 70. Bagama't ang ka-match ni Cruz ay si Barry, si Mark Fam ang nagbigay ng malaking sakit ng ulo para sa mala-osong sentro ng UST nung fourth quarter.

Kapansin-pansin na lahat na yata ng mga player ni Coach Dindo Pumaren, lalo ang mga big men, ay mas madalas ng pumukol galing sa tres, at maganda ang kanilang porsyento mula sa arko. Tila hirap magbantay ang mga 4 at 5 ang ibang koponan na pumupukol mula sa tres.

Hanep din sa ganda ng galaw ng bola ng UE ngayong wala na si Bon Custodio. Bon peace tayo ha, pero animal ka, ang BWAKAW mo talaga nung naglalaro ka pa! 8)

pokpok
08-20-2007, 01:44 PM
korek... sa totoo lang ngayon ko lang napagtanto na SIYA ANG SUMPA SA UE WARRIORS!!!
nanonood kaya siya???
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO UE!!!!!!
NEXT STOP NU BULLDOGS.....
ONE GAME AT A TIME!!!

ewe_rach
08-20-2007, 08:02 PM
hahahaha! oo nga mukhang si bonbon ang jinx ng ue noon.
buti nga sa kanya.

sir cub, mejo antay muna tayo kasi malay naman natin na baka maka-sweep sila. pero wag ganun ang isipin basta isa isa lang muna bago yun. basta show an A+ game and they wont have a problem.

batangueño
08-21-2007, 05:53 PM
Ano kayang naging sikreto ni Pareng Dindo at naging ganyan ang mga bata niya? Who would even expect the likes of Llagas, Gregorio and even Bandaying to monstrous whenever they get the chance to play ball. Pumapasok pa ba sa mga klase ang mga batang yan? ;D

ewe_rach
08-21-2007, 06:03 PM
Ano kayang naging sikreto ni Pareng Dindo at naging ganyan ang mga bata niya? Who would even expect the likes of Llagas, Gregorio and even Bandaying to monstrous whenever they get the chance to play ball. Pumapasok pa ba sa mga klase ang mga batang yan? ;D


sir batangueno, yun din ang iniisip ko eh. some people even doubted that they'll win games this season especially after the blunders they committed. nagbago lang isip ng mga skeptics when they saw the warriors play during the off-season tourneys.
nagugulat pa rin ako sa tuwing nananalo ang ue. pero ano pa nga ba ang magagawa natin. well im happy that everything is falling into place for them. i hope that they'll prove that they deserve to be called champions.

gameface_one
08-22-2007, 09:07 AM
Warriors painting town red

The Philippine Star

A quick look at the standings and one would find the UE Warriors in a very enviable position.

“Well, we have to realize that all teams are after the most number of wins,” said coach Dindo Pumaren of UE, still unbeaten as the 70th UAAP season enters the crucial phase of the elimination round.

The Warriors, seeking their first crown since 1985, have won all their nine games so far this year that people have started entertaining thoughts of a sweep that doesn’t come often.

At 9-0, the Warriors matched a record posted by the UE team of 1986. At the same time, they moved just five wins shy of matching UST’s rare 14-game sweep of the elimination round in 1993.

For that feat, the Tigers were awarded with the title outright. But since the introduction of the Final Four format in the following year, a sweep only guarantees a team the first finals slot.

Pumaren said their 9-0 record or even a sweep wouldn’t mean a thing if they don’t win the crown, learning a lesson from the 2002 La Salle team that fell one win short of sweeping the elimination round.

Ateneo halted La Salle’s run at 13-0 and the Blue Eagles went on to win the 2002 title.

“Nothing has been proven (by this streak). It’s not an accomplishment. A lot of things can happen. But this is a good cushion,” said Pumaren.

The Warriors have won most of their matches this year in runaway fashion. Last Sunday, at the Astrodome, they pulled away in the end to beat defending champion Santo Tomas by 17 points.

The Warriors’ biggest win this season was a 31-point demolition of winless University of the Philippines. In the first round, UE also beat La Salle by 20, FEU by 29 and Adamson by 25.

“It’s just an advantage knowing that you’ve already beaten all the teams this year,” said Pumaren.

Now the Warriors have five games left – against NU, Adamson, UP, La Salle and FEU. Pumaren said they’re taking it “one game at a time” just to ease some pressure on his players.

“But we’ll go for number 10,” he said.

Wang-Bu
08-22-2007, 09:15 AM
Ano kayang naging sikreto ni Pareng Dindo at naging ganyan ang mga bata niya? Who would even expect the likes of Llagas, Gregorio and even Bandaying to monstrous whenever they get the chance to play ball. Pumapasok pa ba sa mga klase ang mga batang yan? ;D


Pumapasok naman Sir Batangueno, mukha nga lang mga damulag kapag suot nilang uniform ng UE kasi barong uniform e, heh-heh!

batangueño
08-22-2007, 02:46 PM
Pumapasok naman Sir Batangueno, mukha nga lang mga damulag kapag suot nilang uniform ng UE kasi barong uniform e, heh-heh!

I can't imagine seeing these kids in their polo barong school uniforms. :o ;D

Well anyway, talagang ano bang sikreto ni Dindo at naging ganyan kagaling ang mga bata niya? Yung iba dyan, mga ban-ban in past years pero eto sila ngayon, gumagawa ng husto kahit hindi starters. Nakakagulat talaga :o

ewe_rach
08-22-2007, 03:06 PM
siguro talagang naging matiyaga siya and his coaching staff sa pagtuturo sa warriors and put into that, masipag din naman na maituturing ang mga bata ni dindo. who would have thought their 4 or 5 guys shooting those treys? tsaka may talent na sila dati pa so you cant displace that and hindi naman siguro kukuha ng BANBAN na players si dindo katulad ng sinasabi mo. :P

Joescoundrel
08-22-2007, 06:17 PM
^ I would guess training hard, training harder and then training some more.

Elmer Espiritu's three-point shooting is truly mindboggling, considering he wasn't much of a scorer in previous seasons, his best shot being a followup lay-in or slamdunk. That he can now take a step-back three so easily, so naturally, can only mean he practised that like the dickens and that the coaches taught him that and drilled him silly over the entirety of the off-season. No way anyone can develop a step-back like that and that accurate without constant practise to condition the muscle memory and get the movements and the stroke right.

Kelvin Gregorio's biggest improvement is in his ability to now play away from the post. It has expanded his entire game. For a guy who was strictly a rebounder / post defender, all of a sudden he seemed to get permission to shoot anytime he was open regardless of how far away he was from the post. He started doing it in the PBL and carried it over into the summer leagues, and now he's doing it in the UAAP.

Barry Llagas's last game was simply insane, but what he did to UST he had been doing to other teams, just not as much as he did against the Tigers. Look at the way Llagas has been played by Coach Dindo over their nine games: the guy has been a receiver on the dump pass or drive and draw three or four times every game. To UST's consternation he simply happened to do this seven or eight times against them, and even threw in a three-pointer for good measure.

I believe UE's coaches probably made the decision to unleash all of their superb athletes at their full levels in a now-or-never situation, i.e. UE wants to win the Crown now or it may never get a chance this good again over the next few years. This may also be a case of "just letting the players play". I've noticed that all of them are given practically carte blanche to shoot from anywher including supposed post players like Gregorio and Espiritu. But there is a caveat: after two or three missed perimeter shots they either have to drive in or post up and operate. Look at the game video: as long as they are nailing the long ball they just keep shooting. But after a couple misses they start taking it to the hole again. Espiritu and Gregorio did this to Ateneo in their last encounter, Llagas did it against jervy Cruz and UST.

This plan works because they have so much insurance: cutters who can finish strong like Jorel Canizares and Paul Lee, deep quick-trigger shooters like James Martinez and Toto Bandaying, active high-flying glass cleaners like Hans Thiele, and of course an easily established post game courtesy of Mark Fampulme. UE's bench is delivering something like 45% of their total production in scoring and rebounding, which means everyone on the team totally bought into this system and they are working it at an incredibly high level.

When you have a system like this, plus two legit stars like Marcy Arellano and Mark Borboran who can still carry you even if everything goes totally FUBAR, how the hell is anyone going to stop you? UE has thus far shown it can match up against a smart and deliberate team like Ateneo, and just plain massacre other teams not as well-coached as my Blue Eagles. Who is going to stop them? Looks like Lasalle and FEU are the only ones left who can blemish their record, save perhaps if some comet streaks the sky during a game agianst the lowlier teams.

batangueño
08-23-2007, 08:30 PM
Congratulations to the UE Red Warriors for winning over the NU Bulldogs earlier today. The Bulldogs almost had gotten the Warriors if not for the crucial last second errors committed by the Bustillos boys and the end-game composure of the boys from Recto. ;D

joelex
08-23-2007, 10:35 PM
marcy played big today especially in the crucial last few minutes to make some noise in an otherwise quiet and average season from him...

pokpok
08-24-2007, 01:37 AM
yes at kinabahan ako talaga kanina pero BUTI NA LANG PAMALO PA RIN!!!
hooooooooooooooooooooooo 10 - 0 na
CONGRATS UE!!!!! KAYA NATIN YAN!!!!
congrats din sa NU!!!

chez_moi
08-24-2007, 09:57 AM
Grabeh talagah! akala ko talaga talo na, buti na lang talaga nag-step up si llangas and arellano, napasuntok ako sa ere ng sampung beses kaka- "YES! YES! YES!" kala ng kasambahay ko nasisiraan ako ng ulo....hehehe! pero napaka-diehard ko talaga, high school pa ako sa UE ng huling nakatikim ng championship.... 1985! sana naman ngayon na ang taon, iiyak talaga ako pag nachampion tayo, di ako mahihiya, GO UE! TIRA UE! FIGHT FOR VICTORY, BOMBA UE IGMA KADIMA!

Wang-Bu
08-24-2007, 10:03 AM
10-0 na, at muntikan pa tayong ma-rabies mula sa mga Bullgdogs ni Ny-Manns... ;D

14 points 11 rebounds 3 assists 3 steals si Marcy Arellano, nag-iisang naka-double figures sa scoring para sa atin, tumulong si Hans Thiele na kumamada ng 7 points 8 rebounds at 2 blocks. Inalat ang mga poste natin, medyo na-foul trouble si Mark Fampulme, pero siempre salamat kay Barry Llagas na naibigay ang huling lamang sa atin sa pamamagitan ng kanyang offensive rebound at followup nung huling 21 seconds.

Akala ni Jon Salvado bayani na siya para sa NU nung maibigay niyang lamang sa Bulldogs nasa 37 seconds na lang ang nalalabi, 66-67. Buti na lang at maganda din ang compsure natin, at maamo ang rebound kay Barry nung sumunod na play. Steady din ang freethrow shooting nina Kelvin Gregorio at Marcy nung bandang huli, ok ang percentage. Kahit inalat si Mark Borboran medyo pambawi naman si Jorel Canizares at Kelvin.

Masama ang depensa natin kagabi, andaming lapses, lalo na ang huling nailusot na layup ni Salvado at ang muntikan ng mailusot na panghuling tira ni Chris Catamora. Hataw sa lakas ng mga bata ni Dandan sa rebounds kagabi, buti na lang naiupo ng dalawang sentro niya, sina Lingaolingao at Aguilar nung huling mga minuto, otherwise baka nadale pa tayo sa loob.

Pahirap ng pahirap ang ating mga laban, at mayroon pang Lasalle at FEU na susunod.

Kapit mga Warriors, walang bibitaw!

ewe_rach
08-24-2007, 11:18 AM
^sa totoo lang manong, inis na inis ako kahapon at ang pangit ng nilaro nila!
halos mapaos ako sa kakasigaw kahapon ng "depensa!" at "shooot!!" pero sa wakas nanalo parin.
buenas na maituturing ang nangyari sa UE kahapon mga kaibigan! sa alat ng mga tira at sa walang kalatoy-latoy na depensa sino ba naman ang mag-aakalang mananalo pa? buti nalang at mejo inaalat din ang nu kahapon at hindi masyado naungusan ang UE. kung nagkataon, patay patay na at baka nabahiran na ng unang talo ang team.

manong wangbu nakakausap mo ba ang mga warriors? kung oo, paki sabi naman po:
-ayusin muli ang freethrow
-DEPENSA! (hindi ata yung katulad ng kahapon ang tunay na laro ng warriors)
-ibalik ang UNSELFISHNESS!!

pero kahit ganun pa man, ang panalo ay panalo. buenas man o malakas!

gfy
08-24-2007, 11:21 AM
^^ I was also surprised why Lingao-Lingao or Aguilar (or both) wasn't put in for rebound after NU grabbed the lead and UE called for a timeout. As it was, the putback put UE back on top again. I'm just wondering why Lingao-Lingao wasn't fielded in by Dandan during the last several minutes in most of NU games I've watched.

gabriel
08-26-2007, 06:09 PM
UE won over AdU, 73 - 56 ;D

batangueño
08-26-2007, 06:50 PM
Oh, yeah, congratulations to the UE Red Warriors for another stunning performance today. All 15 Red Warriors got the chance to play and score. Even benchwarmers Etrone and Acuña (bilib ako sa taong ito. bangko madalas at ngayon lang ipinasok sa laro tapos tumira ng tres na pasok na pasok. Wow!) got their chances and scored for Dindo Pumaren's team.

I really love watching UE play basketball nowadays. Sa kanila ko nakita yung true essence ng teamwork ng isang basketball team. Sa distribution ng markers, halos hati-hati silang lahat. Walang tunay na stand-out. Lahat, tulung-tulong na gumagawa.

ewe_rach
08-26-2007, 11:41 PM
^ yeah. from my vantage point, UE is the sole team who lives and dies (rebuke rebuke) with the team.
they have the most solid and deepest bench this year! i love the sense of urgency and hunger in their eyes!
i also love the way they carry themselves now, they now have that composure and poise. galing nila!

as for acuna, ganyan talaga ang laro niyan. stringer! maybe come next year, siya and lee could provide in the offense department.

God bless UE Red Warriors!

Wang-Bu
08-27-2007, 08:56 AM
11-0 na mga 'igan! ;D

Tatlong laro na lang kumpleto ng sweep. Mukhang Lasalle na lang ang nalalabing balakid sa ating agarang pagpasok sa Finals. Kapag naka-sweep tayo waiting na lang tayo sa Finals, bakbakan naman ang tatlong koponan na nakasunod sa atin sa isang step ladder format, Number 3 versus Number 4 na knockout(walang twice to beat sangayon sa paliwanag ng ilang technical committee), tapos Number 2 (may twice to beat) versus winner nung 3 vs 4. Straight Best-of-3 sa Finals.

After two games sa Finals iaabot na daw sa atin 'yung Season 70 trophy sa Men's Basketball. Sana hindi second place trophy... ;D

pokpok
08-27-2007, 03:40 PM
ngayon pa ba tayo kakabahan?? kayang kaya natin ang DLSU at nagawa na nila yun....
JUST STOP TARSIO at tang.....
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO UE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
go for 14 - 0
one game at a time........

ewe_rach
08-27-2007, 05:54 PM
^ AMEN! ;)

Sam Miguel
08-31-2007, 05:41 PM
The way UE has been playing it looks like the Final 4 will be reduced to a final 3 this year.

ewe_rach
08-31-2007, 10:26 PM
^ I hope so sir. they do deserve it naman after years and years of toil in a team that is plagued by drought.
God be with them!

chez_moi
09-01-2007, 06:32 PM
Panalo nanaman po tayo mga fellow Warriors! 12-0 na...... 2 na lang at pasok na tayo sa finals. ;D

pokpok
09-02-2007, 02:08 AM
JUST PRAY AND PRAY HARDER!!! nandito na tayo... WALANG BIBITAW... KAYANG KAYA NATING MAG 14-0..
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO UE!!!!!!! beat UP and DLSU!!!!!!!!

Wang-Bu
09-02-2007, 03:30 PM
12-0 na mga 'igan! ;D

Naunahan tayo ng konti ng mga kapitbahay natin sa R Papa pero naka-recover naman ang mga bata natin nung last quarter. Kumamada ng 23 points, 3 rebounds at 3 assists si Mark Borboran upang pamunuan ang mahalagang panalong ito para sa mga Anak ni Lualhati. Bagama't na-golpe de gulat tayo ng mga Tamaraws ni Kaibigang Dark Knight, madali naman tayong nakabawi at naayos din natin ang ating laro nung second half.

Si Marcy Arellano ay kumamada lamang ng 7 points at 3 assists, ngunit ang hindi nabibilang ay ang kanyang talino at diskarte na naging susi sa paghabol natin at pagbangon mula sa pagkakatambak na hanggang 12 points nung first half. Na-control ni Marcy ang laro para sa atin at maganda ang pag-ikot niya ng bola upang hindi maka-set kagad ang depensa ng FEU. Kung hindi dahil sa control ni Marcy malamang 11-1 na tayo.

Bigyan din natin ng karampatang pagkilala ang magandang rebounding nina Hans Thiele at Elmer Espiritu, at ang magandang shooting nina James Martinez at Kelvin Gregorio nung last quarter.

Dalawang laro na lang mga katoto, sweep na tayo. Pagdasal nating lahat ang ating koponan na sana nga'y ito na ang panahon nating maisauli sa Recto ang matagal ng nawawala sa atin: ang kampeonato sa Men's Basketball ng UAAP.

Ma'am Pokpok, padala kayo ng maraming unagi kapag nag-champion tayo ha!

pokpok
09-03-2007, 04:20 AM
yessssssssssssssssss maraming UNAGI ,,, alam mo ba na sa lugar ko famous ang UNAGI.. dito sa hamamatsu, shizuoka ken...

AS PROMISED uuwi ako kapag pumasok ang UE sa FINALS!!!!!
NGAYON PA BA TAYO KAKABAHAN?? we know how to beat everyone this year...
we just have to PRAY REALLY HARD!!!!!

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO UE!!!!!!
go for 14 - 0!

oca
09-03-2007, 11:00 AM
Better make a sweep or else...

Looking at the standings, if UE will not sweep, they will most likley be facing the Tigers in the semis. Imo, UST has the psychological advantage in that match up. Kalimutan niyo ang 2-0 record sa elims vs UST. Kasabihan nga sa basketball, pagpasok ng playoffs, kalimutan niyo na ang lahat ng nangyari sa elims.

All the Tigers need to do is look back to last year for inspiration ang look at UE's F4 record this past decade to feel confident of their chances. I would not say the same in case of a UE-ADMU semis matchup, as the Blue Eagles had not actually done what UST did last season. With 10 or 12 carryovers from last season, last year's F4 feat by UST is not an abstract. "Mas totoo pa yan sa tunay".

Ano ang magiging inspiration o pampalakas ng loob ng UE pag dumaan sila sa F4? Ang 12-2 or 13-1? Naaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Sweep or else....

ewe_rach
09-03-2007, 02:52 PM
Better make a sweep or else...

Looking at the standings, if UE will not sweep, they will most likley be facing the Tigers in the semis. Imo, UST has the psychological advantage in that match up. Kalimutan niyo ang 2-0 record sa elims vs UST. Kasabihan nga sa basketball, pagpasok ng playoffs, kalimutan niyo na ang lahat ng nangyari sa elims.

All the Tigers need to do is look back to last year for inspiration ang look at UE's F4 record this past decade to feel confident of their chances. I would not say the same in case of a UE-ADMU semis matchup, as the Blue Eagles had not actually done what UST did last season. With 10 or 12 carryovers from last season, last year's F4 feat by UST is not an abstract. "Mas totoo pa yan sa tunay".

Ano ang magiging inspiration o pampalakas ng loob ng UE pag dumaan sila sa F4? Ang 12-2 or 13-1? Naaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Sweep or else....



^the eagles had this feat against the warriors. twas during james yap's year and gec chia was the one who plunged the dagger.

sir, im not surprise if ALL the uaap fanatics (that includes you) believes that UE will still choke if ever they will be in a F4 scenario. and i wont be surprised if you guys didnt notice the look in their eyes and the sense of urgency that signals "THEY WANT THAT CHAMPIONSHIP."

oca
09-03-2007, 04:07 PM
^the eagles had this feat against the warriors. twas during james yap's year and gec chia was the one who plunged the dagger.

sir, im not surprise if ALL the uaap fanatics (that includes you) believes that UE will still choke if ever they will be in a F4 scenario. and i wont be surprised if you guys didnt notice the look in their eyes and the sense of urgency that signals "THEY WANT THAT CHAMPIONSHIP."


In my case, it's not that UE wilL choke, rather, UST will not feel intimidated at all and infact will feel confident about their chances if matched vs the Warriors in a F4 setting.

As I have said earlier, I will not say the same for Ateneo dahil yung sinabing precedent will have no players in this Blue Eagle lineup.(Or, was Arao already part of that team?)

Kumbaga, "Kwento na lang yun."

But this Tigers lineup has about 10 carryovers from last season. Players who actually "been there and done that".

Iba yun!

Eto lang ang payo ko sa Warriors, in the event dadaan sila sa F4. Huwag silang magbabasa ng diaryo o makikinig sa balita sa radyo o tv after that first defeat until matapos ang F4. Naniniwala kasi akong media will play up with UE's F4 futility record. Habang binabasa at naririnig yan ng mga bata, para yang anay na bubukbukin ang kanilang tiwala sa sarili. It will alter their mindset. It will not help their cause. Reading it will be like a mantra, negative nga lang ang resulta.

Pero kung sweep, kahit sino makatapat ng UE sa finals, sila ang pick ko.

ewe_rach
09-03-2007, 10:39 PM
ok i get you point sir oca.
yeah, i guess sa mentalidad na lang magkakatalo. kung magpapadala sila sa dating pangyayari eh malamang ganun nga ang mangyari.
katulad ng sinabi mo yung team ng ust ang nagwagi laban sa kanila last year ay siya ding team ngayon na posibleng makaharap ng warriors kung nagkataong may F4. pero sir, nakakalimutan mo na ba na ang team ng warriors na natalo noong nakaraang taon ay siya ding team ngayon? malamang hindi nila nakakalimutan yung sakit (at hiya) ng pagkatalo. siguro eto na ang pinakamagandang sagot diyan: "the revenge of a wounded warrior."

bahala na ang Diyos!

mighty_lion
09-03-2007, 10:55 PM
"the revenge of a wounded warrior."


Nahuli ako dito. ;D Lagot kayo UST Tigers.
Im sure Coach Dindo has something in his pocket to F4 and Finals. Madami na ring pinagdaanan ang UE in couple of years back.

gameface_one
09-04-2007, 07:45 AM
Sweep won’t come easy for UE – Franz


By ABAC CORDERO

The Philippine Star



Not on a silver platter.



La Salle coach Franz Pumaren issued this warning to his younger brother and UE coach Dindo Pumaren whose Warriors are just two wins away from sweeping the elimination round of the 70th UAAP season.



“Two games is a long way. A lot of things can happen,” said Franz the other day after the Green Archers whipped National University and assured themselves of a slot in the Final Four.



The Warriors, unbeaten in 12 games, play winless University of the Philippines on Sept. 8, and La Salle on Sept. 13. A sweep automatically sends UE to the finals, and negates the Final Four.



Again, Franz said it wouldn’t come easy for the Warriors.



“They will still play UP and they still have to contend with us,” said the La Salle coach who was denied of a 14-game sweep by Ateneo in 2002, losing to the Blue Eagles on the last day of the elims.



Worse, the Blue Eagles went on to beat the Green Archers in the finals.



“The pressure is always there. Whether they (Warriors) admit it or not, at the back of their minds they’re thinking of the sweep. But the more they do that the more they will struggle,” said Franz.



“In basketball it’s not how you start the season. It’s how you end it.”



The Green Archers, at 9-3, have to play the Blue Eagles on Sunday before preparing for the big game against the Warriors. A victory over Ateneo will give La Salle some very good options.



One, they can afford to lose the game to the Warriors, and at No. 2 will still enjoy the twice-to-beat advantage against the winner of a knockout match between the third and fourth teams.



“For me, there’s no such thing as giving away a game to anybody. Whether it’s my brother, my wife or my son. We still have to play hard,” said Franz.



“We can gain a lot of momentum which we can carry to the Final Four if we beat UE. For us, the time to relax is after the tournament. Our focus now is the Sept. 9 game against Ateneo then the game against UE.”



Also in the hunt for the No. 2 spot are Ateneo and defending champion Santo Tomas.

pokpok
09-05-2007, 04:11 AM
what can I say... mas maganda nga kung sweep namin ang elims pero kung may FINAL 4...
I DOUBT na UE will again CHOKE against UST...

INSTEAD WE WILL REVENGE for LAST YEARS BETRAYAL of ... and HUMILIATIoN by UST...
YAN ANG NASA ISIP NG WARRIORS,,, HINDI ANG TAKOT NILA NA MATATALO ULIT!!!

iba ang batch ngyon ng warriors,, KAKAIBA sa PREVIOUS BATCHES...

LOOK THEIR EYES and YOU CAN READ THE MESSAGE!!
19th CROWN for LUWALHATI!!!

wala na si DUNCIL... UE has the edge against the 7 OTHER TEAMS!! even DLSU!!!!

JUST PRAY HARDER!!!!!!! we have the manpower... plus the BLESSING of GOD.. then we will win!!!

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO UE!!!!!
go for 14 - 0 or should I say 16 - 0!!!!

Howard the Duck
09-06-2007, 09:04 PM
Kung matalo pa talaga ang UE ewan ko na lang ;D

chez_moi
09-08-2007, 08:46 PM
13-0 na tayo!!! Isa na lang!!! Go UE!!!

pokpok
09-09-2007, 04:05 AM
this 99 - 59 win against UP is MESSAGE TO DLSU...

WE ARE NOT AFRAID OF YOU!!! and to anybody else!!!
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO UE!!!!! beat DLSU!! AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN!!!!

be humble and GOD will continue to BLESS US!!!

batangueño
09-13-2007, 07:08 PM
THEY MADE IT!

The UE Red Warriors makes history by sweeping the entire Season 70 eliminations after defeating the De La Salle Green Archers in a cardiac game, 91-84.

UE books itself a slot in the Finals and the semi-finals has been turned into a step-ladder format, with Ateneo strong at second place, La Salle in third and UST and FEU still contesting the fourth slot.

chez_moi
09-13-2007, 07:15 PM
THANK YOU LORD!!!! 14-0!!!!!!!!! GO UE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PAMANTASAN NG SILANGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! TAGA-UE AKOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ngayon talaga nila pinakita ang husay, walang kabado!!!!!!!!! CHAMPIONSHIP NA!!!!

batangueño
09-13-2007, 07:18 PM
First time in many years na may isang UAAP member other than Ateneo, La Salle, UST and FEU that has booked itself a Finals appearance- at yun ay ang UE. ;)

mighty_lion
09-13-2007, 07:31 PM
Wow, congratulations. Aaminin ko gusto ko matalo UE pero lupit talaga nung lalim ng bench at composure ng players nyo. History in the making.

Good luck sa Finals!

Book it as early as now. UE-Ateno na yan. ;D

jembengzon
09-13-2007, 08:43 PM
congrats ue red warriors.* well deserved 1st finals slot* :)

lurkinggood
09-13-2007, 09:13 PM
Wow, congratulations. Aaminin ko gusto ko matalo UE pero lupit talaga nung lalim ng bench at composure ng players nyo.* History in the making.

Good luck sa Finals!

Book it as early as now. UE-Ateneo na yan.* ;D


The only *Ateneo-UE Finals I watched was in 1987-88. *Back then, the game was decided in two halftimes, not 4 quarters. By end of 1st half, UE was leading by around 20 points. Heroics of Jet Nieto, Noy Chuatico, Seph Canlas and Jun Reyes enabled Ateneo to erase UE's lead and win the championship in the end. The come-from-behind victory was indeed one for the books, as it was Ateneo's first men's basketball championship in the UAAP. From the bleachers section of Rizal Coliseum, all of us freshmen were giving high fives to each other, to friends and strangers alike. The win got me hooked in UAAP basketball and until now, it has been one of the most memorable UAAP games I watched.

20 years after, will it be another Ateneo-UE Finals? Hmmm, sana. If it happens, UE's *deeper bench and experience will give them a stronger chance to win the MBT championships this year. On the other hand however, I don't mind playing catch-up basketball if it means replicating what Jun Reyes et al did in the past against UE. Hmmm, bilog pa rin ang bola...

pokpok
09-14-2007, 12:10 AM
CONGRATSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS UE!!!!
14 - 0... ang galing talaga!!!

two more wins, CHAMPION NA TAYO!!!!!

Howard the Duck
09-14-2007, 01:14 AM
kung UE lang din ang champion, e sana ma-sweep na rin ang finals :p

gfy
09-14-2007, 07:42 AM
I said before that this year's crown is for UE to lose. But Ateneo is improving and peaking at the right time. If Ateneo gains the finals, all bets are off. :D

bigfreeze_bibby
09-14-2007, 07:57 AM
Congratulations for your feat Red Warriors. Job well done! Goodluck in the finals.

animoateneo
09-14-2007, 08:06 AM
congrats UE! see you at the Finals!

GHRanger
09-14-2007, 02:43 PM
Congrats UE!
Kami naman muna... :) pahinga muna kayo. hehehehe...

bladerunner
09-14-2007, 02:52 PM
Congratulations to the Warriors!

Outstanding job sweeping the eliminations!
Good Luck sa Finals!

I just wish some of your magic, or whatever it is that keeps you going, will rub off on my Fighting Maroons para manalo
naman kami sa last game namin. :)

romy
09-14-2007, 07:44 PM
panahon ng mga pula naman ngayon........ mga pula uaap at ncaa!!!!!! BASTA GO UE!!!!!!!!

gameface_one
09-15-2007, 10:23 AM
Warriors’ maturity carried UE to finals



NICK GIONGCO
mb.com.ph

If there's one thing that made University of the East head coach Dindo Pumaren more than happy after Thursday’s thriller of a win over La Salle, it was the Red Warriors capability to show "strength and maturity" down the stretch.


"Lumalaban na ang mga players ko unlike before na kinakabahan sila," said Pumaren moments after UE stormed to the 70th UAAP best-of-three finals with a 92-84 overtime victory the Green Archers.

"I saw the maturity of the players especially when La Salle made a run and on the bench I could feel and saw that they were not backing down," said Pumaren, who blew a chance to enter the finals last year when University of Santo Tomas (UST) beat them twice for the right to play in the championship.

But unlike last year, the Warriors have blossomed into one deadly unit made complete with brainy and deadly-shooting guards, reliable and energetic forwards and a dependable center who sometimes even dabbles as a ballcarrier.

"They’re focused on the game and very motivated," said Pumaren, making the gang of Mark Borboran, Marcy Arellano, James Martinez, Elmer Espiritu, Kelvin Gregorio, Jorel Canizares, Hans Thiele, Paul Lee, Narciso Llagas and Mark Fampulme the most feared in the league.

Still, Pumaren is not resting on his laurels even if UE has duplicated the milestone 1993 triumph of UST.

"Wala pa rin ang sweep na ito if we can’t win the ultimate goal," said Pumaren, reminding the scribes who follow his every move that their mission is far from being accomplished.

"(The level of competition) is going to be different in the finals," concluded Pumaren, who will either have to contend with Ateneo, La Salle, UST or Far Eastern.

With almost a two-week break before the finals, the Warriors, according to Pumaren, are going to soothe their jagged nerves and prepare for the big battle.

"Mas maganda ang long break sa amin after those close games," said Pumaren. "We need to relax a bit before preparing for the big one."

The Warriors are out to end a 22-year title drought.

The outcome has become so unpredictable that even the race for the second finals berth is a big puzzle.

Ateneo which received average reviews in the pre-season is soaring again and Far Eastern University is on a roll, forcing defending champion University of Santo Tomas into a playoff for the third and last semis berth.

And La Salle?

Well, the Archers played great against the Warriors, unlike the first time they met. And they even had the golden opportunity to end UE’s amazing streak but JV Casio squandered it when he split his charities with only 3.5 seconds in regulation.

The passion and fire was there for everyone to see except that two La Salle players spoiled what appeared to a "perfect" match.

Rico Maierhofer, the gangling center, nearly sparked a free-for-all melee when he hit hard UE’s Mark Borboran late in the first quarter. He also committed another hard foul in the third, but the Warriors wisely kept their composure to win the game.

Brian Ilad was also the object of scorn by UE supporters for treacherously hitting Mark Fampulme from behind when he came to help Borboran during the confrontation in the first quarter. He was automaticaly ejected for his action, and most likely, he will be suspended for at least one game.

cub
09-15-2007, 07:56 PM
congrats UE! see you at the Finals!


masyado atang maaga ang selebrsyon. naudlot tuloy :) :P

mabelle_dj
09-15-2007, 08:48 PM
congrats UE! see you at the Finals!


masyado atang maaga ang selebrsyon. naudlot tuloy* :) :P


Di naman. Positive thinking lang. ;)

pokpok
09-16-2007, 03:10 AM
dahil sa 14 - 0 na yan, para na rin tayong nag champion....

kahit sino pa makalaban, MAGHIHINTAY at MAGHAHANDA KAMI!!!!

mighty_lion
09-16-2007, 09:39 AM
This is it. The revenge of the wounded warriors. Lagot kayo. ;D

Joescoundrel
09-16-2007, 05:27 PM
With UE in the Finals and four other teams beating on each other to meet them there, looks like rust and complacency are the only things standing in the way of ending the 22-year title drought for the boys from CM Recto.

ewe_rach
09-16-2007, 10:34 PM
i hope they will continue to keep their passion and intensity.
Go for 16-0! Amen!

gameface_one
09-19-2007, 07:53 AM
Why UE is sitting pretty



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SPORTING CHANCE By JOAQUIN M. HENSON
Philstar.com



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University of the East (UE) is head and shoulders above all in men’s senior basketball in the UAAP. With a 14-0 record, the Warriors are the only team to sweep the eliminations since the University of Santo Tomas did it in 1993.



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The Philippine Star

University of the East (UE) is head and shoulders above all in men’s senior basketball in the UAAP. With a 14-0 record, the Warriors are the only team to sweep the eliminations since the University of Santo Tomas did it in 1993.

Pong Ducanes of the UAAP statistical group put together a bunch of facts pointing to UE’s supremacy.

For the record, UE ranks No. 1 in offense (85.2 points), defense (69.1), field goal percentage (.436), field goal percentage allowed (.364), three-point conversions (91-of-263), three-point field goal percentage (.364), assists (18.8), fastbreak points (15.1), turnover points (22), second chance points (8.1) and bench points (39.4).

Note that the Warriors are tops in both offense and defense. A team that plays both ends with league-leading results is, without question, hard to beat. For the record, UE’s average winning margin is 16.1 points. The Warriors walloped the University of the Philippines by 40 and 36 in two games and Far Eastern University by 29 in three of the four most lopsided wins this season.

Despite the Warriors dominating the league in scoring, only two players are averaging in double figures – Mark Borboran (10.7) and Kelvin Gregorio (10.1). But there are 10 players averaging at least five points apiece, a tribute to coach Dindo Pumaren’s system of distributing the wealth. No other team has more players averaging at least five a game. Also, no UE player is averaging more than 21.6 minutes, meaning Pumaren never sticks to anyone longer than he has to.

What makes UE stand out is its strength of character. Players help each other out and don’t quarrel over playing time. Marcy Arellano is as important as James Martinez as Paul Lee as Narciso Llagas as Hans Thiele as Mark Fampulme and so on. Pumaren, in his fourth season as head coach, has defined roles for each of his players, leaving no room for misinterpretation or confusion on the floor.

UE’s reward for sweeping the eliminations is an outright slot in the best-of-three finals.

Through the years, UE has gained an enviable reputation for its rich championship tradition. Among the legendary Warriors in history are Robert Jaworski, Rudy Kutch, Ernie de Leon, Allan Caidic, Jerry Codiñera, James Yap, Jimmy Mariano, Johnny Revilla, Tito Varela, Bong Ravena, Rudy Distrito, Jimmy Manansala, Ronald Tubid, K. G. Canaleta, Rudy Soriano and Pumaren’s father Pilo.

Since joining the UAAP in 1952, UE has captured 18 basketball titles, including seven in a row.

It will be recalled that in last year’s tournament which UE hosted on its diamond jubilee, the school chose to suspend leading scorer Bonbon Custodio in a do-or-die playoff game against Santo Tomas. A win would’ve sent the Warriors into the finals. But UE wanted to deliver a strong message that in sports, it’s not just winning that counts but also how you win. The Warriors wound up losing to Santo Tomas by one point and exited with heads unbowed.

In benching Custodio, Pumaren had the bigger picture in mind. He bit the bullet (which by the way, was his PBA moniker) hard and didn’t flinch. He considered what lay ahead for the Warriors. He thought of how sitting or playing Custodio – in his final year of UAAP eligibility – would affect the team’s morale over the long haul. Pumaren sacrificed the present for a better tomorrow.

I still remember some of the Warriors weeping at the final buzzer. They came close to making it to the finals and would’ve likely advanced if not for Custodio’s absence.

I remember Pumaren gathering his troops, reassuring them of his faith and admiration for a fight well fought. He locked arms with his players, prayed to the Lord and asked for courage to face defeat with heads held high.

I remember saying to myself Pumaren was already thinking of next season.

Pumaren invested in the future by refusing to compromise the school’s principles and look where it has brought the Warriors this season.

mighty_lion
09-19-2007, 09:32 AM
Malakas lang talaga UE ngayon. Nasabi na nilang yamado pa ang UE in terms of preparation para sa Finals. Yong iba magpapatayan pa. Kalawang na lang kalaban nila dahil sa matagal tagal na pahinga.

This is it, "The Revenge of the Wounded Warriors!"

Sana meron San Beda - UE tune up game preparation for Game 2 namin at Game 1 nyo. ;D

yuck_UE
09-20-2007, 05:34 AM
bakit bastos ang karamihan sa crowd ng UE na nanonood sa araneta? parang mga rugby boys na inutusan bumili ng suka sa tindahan. hindi naman sa nilalahat ko pero karamihan talaga.

BigBlue
09-20-2007, 12:58 PM
yuck_UE, dont bring crap like this to gameface. dun ka na lang sa PEx mag-post ng mga ganyan.

ewe_rach
09-20-2007, 02:45 PM
yuck_UE nakakatawa ka naman iho. you loath them so much. may masamang karanasan ka ba sa kanila?
tama si BigBlue, sa PEx ka na lang mag-post.

gameface_one
09-20-2007, 04:05 PM
bakit bastos ang karamihan sa crowd ng UE na nanonood sa araneta? parang mga rugby boys na inutusan bumili ng suka sa tindahan. hindi naman sa nilalahat ko pero karamihan talaga.


yuck_UE, warning on this. Pls review our rules in posting.

Howard the Duck
09-20-2007, 09:53 PM
Sa tingin nyo kakalawangin ang UE in the coming days/weeks?

ewe_rach
09-20-2007, 10:50 PM
^ may posibilidad na mangyari yun. pero i heard they are practicing day in day out. i dunno, let us wait and see.

yuck_UE
09-21-2007, 02:23 AM
bakit bastos ang karamihan sa crowd ng UE na nanonood sa araneta? parang mga rugby boys na inutusan bumili ng suka sa tindahan. hindi naman sa nilalahat ko pero karamihan talaga.


yuck_UE, warning on this. Pls review our rules in posting.


my apologies, i simply hate the attitude of "most" UE fans watching the game live. like putting their bags & stuff on the seats while the person is still singing their school hymm. very unethical. & they don't know how to give courtesy to the losing team.

Howard the Duck
09-21-2007, 11:32 AM
^ may posibilidad na mangyari yun. pero i heard they are practicing day in day out. i dunno, let us wait and see.

dapat mag organize sila ng isang full blown game... practices are just practices, anyway ;D

gfy
09-21-2007, 01:49 PM
Balita ko nasa isang first class hotel sila nakatira ngayon...

Sam Miguel
09-21-2007, 05:08 PM
The Boys of Lualhati are on the verge of closing out a perfect season.

The only real question now is: can they really get it done?

UE as a team leads the league in scoring, defense, shooting percentages, rebounding, passing. Ironically not a single one of these Red Warriors is leading any of the individual stats. That just goes to show how balanced and deep this team is, as if they had no real superstars unlike the other teams.

During the few times when they were threatened though - such as the two times they played Ateneo and the first time they played NU - that was when the rest of the league found out that two of the best players in the UAAP are wearing the red and white: forward Mark Borboran and guard Marcy Arellano.

And that ultimately is what made the Warriors unbeatable in their inexorable march to a perfect regular season record: the ability to match up well against any team in the UAAP. The team's collective basketball IQ is underrated, honed over at least a couple seasons together for the veterans like Arellano, Borboran, Jorel Canizares, James Martinez, Elmer Espiritu and Kelvin Gregorio. Newcomers like Barry Llagas, Hans Thiele and Paul Lee bonded together as hardcore hoops brothers on their B Team for at least a year. Transferee power forward Mark Fampulme has played against these guys in various FMC's over the last three years. Their institutional hoops IQ, taken collectively, has few peers.

Add to that their tremendous athletic abilities across the board as a team and you have the makings of a dominating force indeed. Borboran can easily play all three frontcourt positions, and even pinch hit as a point forward, able to advance the ball against pressure. Arellano is arguably the best combo-guard in the UAAP, equally adept setting up as scoring. When need be either one is capable of taking over a game, as Arellano showed against NU in Round 1, and Borboran against Ateneo in Round 2.

That the rest of their teammates have played breakout games themselves all throughout the season was of course a most pleasant development for Coach Dindo Pumaren. While opposing teams were constantly keeping tabs on the two superstars, the rest of the Warriors made hay off the drive and draw, the high-low and of course the relentless transition attacks. Paul Lee has been a revelation this season mainly because defenses cannot collapse on him totally with his more veteran teammates ready to help. Kelvin Gregorio has had the effective if unheralded board work of Llagas and Thiele that has allowed him to operate away from the post, expanding his range. Even Espiritu, the jumping jack forward whose best shot used to be a lay up, is now a credible threat from up to 22 feet away with a step back and hesitation dribble to boot.

Whoever UE faces will probably be feeling good just being in the Finals. That is a surefire recipe for becoming an interesting footnote to UE's perfect season if ever. Playing less than 100% against this team in the Finals is not an option. Whoever will face UE must be ready to control the tempo, not let UE run, keep their glass cleaners off the boards, play a tight game of controlled possessions. If UE plays even 50% of the UE game they will win the championship, period.

gfy
09-21-2007, 07:16 PM
Kaya binibiro ko ang mga tiga-UE na problema ng Binondo na di lang isa ang dapat "bilhin" sa mga players nila kundi mga lima ;D.

rmb21179
09-22-2007, 08:57 AM
Why UE is sitting pretty



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SPORTING CHANCE* By JOAQUIN M. HENSON*
Philstar.com



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University of the East (UE) is head and shoulders above all in men’s senior basketball in the UAAP. With a 14-0 record, the Warriors are the only team to sweep the eliminations since the University of Santo Tomas did it in 1993.


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The Philippine Star

University of the East (UE) is head and shoulders above all in men’s senior basketball in the UAAP. With a 14-0 record, the Warriors are the only team to sweep the eliminations since the University of Santo Tomas did it in 1993.

Pong Ducanes of the UAAP statistical group put together a bunch of facts pointing to UE’s supremacy.

For the record, UE ranks No. 1 in offense (85.2 points), defense (69.1), field goal percentage (.436), field goal percentage allowed (.364), three-point conversions (91-of-263), three-point field goal percentage (.364), assists (18.8), fastbreak points (15.1), turnover points (22), second chance points (8.1) and bench points (39.4).

Note that the Warriors are tops in both offense and defense. A team that plays both ends with league-leading results is, without question, hard to beat. For the record, UE’s average winning margin is 16.1 points. The Warriors walloped the University of the Philippines by 40 and 36 in two games and Far Eastern University by 29 in three of the four most lopsided wins this season.

Despite the Warriors dominating the league in scoring, only two players are averaging in double figures – Mark Borboran (10.7) and Kelvin Gregorio (10.1). But there are 10 players averaging at least five points apiece, a tribute to coach Dindo Pumaren’s system of distributing the wealth. No other team has more players averaging at least five a game. Also, no UE player is averaging more than 21.6 minutes, meaning Pumaren never sticks to anyone longer than he has to.

What makes UE stand out is its strength of character. Players help each other out and don’t quarrel over playing time. Marcy Arellano is as important as James Martinez as Paul Lee as Narciso Llagas as Hans Thiele as Mark Fampulme and so on. Pumaren, in his fourth season as head coach, has defined roles for each of his players, leaving no room for misinterpretation or confusion on the floor.

UE’s reward for sweeping the eliminations is an outright slot in the best-of-three finals.

Through the years, UE has gained an enviable reputation for its rich championship tradition. Among the legendary Warriors in history are Robert Jaworski, Rudy Kutch, Ernie de Leon, Allan Caidic, Jerry Codiñera, James Yap, Jimmy Mariano, Johnny Revilla, Tito Varela, Bong Ravena, Rudy Distrito, Jimmy Manansala, Ronald Tubid, K. G. Canaleta, Rudy Soriano and Pumaren’s father P
Since joining the UAAP in 1952, UE has captured 18 basketball titles, including seven in a row.

It will be recalled that in last year’s tournament which UE hosted on its diamond jubilee, the school chose to suspend leading scorer Bonbon Custodio in a do-or-die playoff game against Santo Tomas. A win would’ve sent the Warriors into the finals. But UE wanted to deliver a strong message that in sports, it’s not just winning that counts but also how you win. The Warriors wound up losing to Santo Tomas by one point and exited with heads unbowed.

In benching Custodio, Pumaren had the bigger picture in mind. He bit the bullet (which by the way, was his PBA moniker) hard and didn’t flinch. He considered what lay ahead for the Warriors. He thought of how sitting or playing Custodio – in his final year of UAAP eligibility – would affect the team’s morale over the long haul. Pumaren sacrificed the present for a better tomorrow.

I still remember some of the Warriors weeping at the final buzzer. They came close to making it to the finals and would’ve likely advanced if not for Custodio’s absence.

I remember Pumaren gathering his troops, reassuring them of his faith and admiration for a fight well fought. He locked arms with his players, prayed to the Lord and asked for courage to face defeat with heads held high.

I remember saying to myself Pumaren was already thinking of next season.

Pumaren invested in the future by refusing to compromise the school’s principles and look where it has brought the Warriors this season.




hello guys!

i'm wandering bakit hindi na-mention ni Quinito Henson dito sa column niya sina Braulio Lim and Mar Morelos? malaking bagay din sila kung bakit laging nakakapasok sa Final Four ang Warriors noong early to mid 90's?

gameface_one
09-22-2007, 01:27 PM
Dindo keeps ’em in synch during break

The Philippine Star

The UE Warriors have no problem waiting for an opponent in the best-of-three finals of the 70th UAAP season.

“The bottomline is we’re in the finals. And we’re willing to wait even if it takes a year or even two years,” coach Dindo Pumaren on Friday told the Scoop Sa Kamayan forum in Manila.

The Warriors clinched the first finals berth with a rare 14-game sweep of the elimination round, and, except in practice, have never played since beating La Salle last Sept. 13.

Pumaren guaranteed that his Warriors will be rust-free by the time the finals is held - the earliest on Sept. 30 and the latest on Oct. 4. It’ll be UE against anyone among La Salle, Ateneo or UST.

“I’ve been pushing my players very hard in practice. And they’re responding very well I had to hold them back at times,” added Pumaren, in his first finals in four years as UE coach.

“We don’t see any problem with being rusty,” he said.

The former PBA star said he’s so happy that his team is already in the finals, and added that he wouldn’t trade places with coaches of the three other teams fighting it out for the second finals slot.

“Despite the wait, we feel that it’s better to be in the finals than feel the agony of going through successive knockout matches. They have to slug it out,” he said.

The fight for the second finals berth shifts to high gear Sunday when Ateneo, reeling from painful back-to-back losses to NU and La Salle, takes on UST, the defending champion.

The winner goes on to face the twice-to-beat La Salle starting on Thursday for the right to challenge UE in the finals. If La Salle makes it outright, the finals will begin next Sunday. – Abac Cordero

Joescoundrel
09-25-2007, 11:14 AM
rmb21179, I think Quinito left out Braulio Lim and Mar Morelos simply because their teams never really got to the promised land. While there was no denying that these two were superstars on a talented UE team that included Bob Diloy, Jumbo Cruz and Wowie Ibanez, it just seemed like they never really reached their potential, deep and talented but unable to win it all.

pokpok
09-28-2007, 03:45 AM
grabe ang game ng DLSU at ADMU.. very close fight. walang malaks na team, ang MALAS, TALO!!

pero kahit sino pa ang manalo sa kanila, UE WILL BE PREPARED for them to beat them again twice....

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO UE!!! get our 19th title..

toti_mendiola
10-05-2007, 07:25 PM
Kaya yan U.E. Ngayong wala na yung pressure na "maging undefeated". 1 game at a time lang. Parang yung diskarte ng USTe sa finals last year.

pokpok
10-07-2007, 03:27 PM
Kaya yan U.E. Ngayong wala na yung pressure na "maging undefeated". 1 game at a time lang. Parang yung diskarte ng USTe sa finals last year.


KOREK!!! bawi tayo ngayon.... GO UE!!! beat DLSU!!!

sa_pula
10-07-2007, 06:05 PM
talo ue. hirap manalo kapag pati referee kalaban mo... bumabaha na ng luha sa recto,caloocan at sta.mesa ngayon.

gabriel
10-07-2007, 06:39 PM
congrats to DLSU... bawi na lang tayo next year

buko4
10-07-2007, 06:54 PM
talo ue. hirap manalo kapag pati referee kalaban mo... bumabaha na ng luha sa recto,caloocan at sta.mesa ngayon.

lagi naman kasi kalaban ng mga natatalo referee e..d niyo ba napapansin? pag talo luto..yan din kaya ung situation pag nanalo UE? hmm...

tigerman
10-07-2007, 07:04 PM
Indeed, a historical season for UE but still the same old result.

choke UE choke, choke UE.

Congrats DLSU.




USTE LO MEJOR!
VIVA SANTO TOMAS!

The General
10-07-2007, 10:27 PM
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i wonder if they will have an intact line up next season? the ue team of former head coach boycie zamar also looked well to bag the championship that time. tough luck for james yap, paul artadi led UE Warriors.... now its much harder to sleep and regain sanity for sweeping the elimination and ended up as bridemaids... hindi na ito coincidence... its their destiny to fall short again...

amdg_baby
10-07-2007, 10:36 PM
i just heard. sorry about the loss, UE. I was actually hoping you'd win.

pokpok
10-23-2007, 01:41 AM
okey lang yun... salamat sa mga nalungkot... pero being number 2 is already ang achievement for UE...
dahil dati nga 2nd seed biglang magiging 3rd.... 3 times nangyari yun...

so ngayon na number 2 na, madali nang maging number 1 unti unti...

14 - 0 is still 14 - 0...

GO UE!!! goodluck to all us this coming years....

gabriel
12-24-2007, 11:53 PM
Merry Christmas to everyone... Happy Holidays ;D

gabriel
01-01-2008, 12:21 AM
Happy, Happy New Year ;D...

kumagcow
03-11-2008, 06:15 AM
HMMM ....andito na ako weheheh