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Dave the Barbarian
06-24-2006, 04:12 PM
My Dear Basketball Afficionados:

The FILOIL - FLYING V Homegrown Cup will be back on October 22, 2006 after a successful tournament whcih was played from March 25 to May 6, 2006. DLSU won the Alumni division and San Beda captured the junior title. This time the college teams will play. Nine teams have signified their intention to join. ATENEO, FEU, La Salle, Letran, San Beda, San Sebastian, UE, UP and UST. There are also some NCAA schools asking if they may join.

To give the public full entertainment, we asking the gameface guys and guest to answer the poll.

Thank you.

FILOIL FLYING V Sports

gameface_one
08-05-2006, 11:43 AM
La Salle joins Homegrown Cup
mb.com.ph




THE DLSU Green Archers will return to action this coming October in the forthcoming Filoil Flying V Homegrown Cup. They join archrivals Ateneo Blue Eagles and UAAP adversaries UE Red Warriors, UST Tigers, UP Fighting Maroons and the FEU Tamaraws.


Also joining the fray are top NCAA teams, the San Beda Red Lions, the San Sebastian Stags and the Letran Knights.

La Salle returns this year with an intact line-up bannered by four homegrown talents.

Marco Batrevic, the big man from La Salle Greenhills takes his hulking 6-foot-5 frame to center slot. Joining him are Simon David Atkins, the premier playmaker from the defending junior champion team of De La Salle Zobel. Also in the homegrown cast are Darrel Ciruella (LSGH 2002) and James Nicole Meneses (LSGH 2005).

This should prove to be an interesting angle as La Salle wishes to show that their homegrown athletic program is working wonders at this point.

All games shall be played at the PSC – Ultra, the official venue of the tournament.

Also in store in the Homegrown Cup is the BAYO Cheerleading contest. However, unlike the usual cheerleading competition, where in one day is set aside for all competition activities, schools will be pitted on a per game basis wherein a win-loss record will determine who proceed to the next round.

gameface_one
08-22-2006, 07:50 AM
Homegrown Cup to test worth of Ateneans



Inquirer
Last updated 06:12am (Mla time) 08/22/2006

Published on page A23 of the August 22, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

AT THE rate the Ateneo Blue Eagles are playing in the University Athletics Association of the Philippines, they are a cinch to win the championship with plenty to spare barring a disaster.

But the nagging question remains: How would they have fared against their arch-rival De La Salle University Archers. And as a side dish, how would they have matched up against top National Collegiate Athletics Association teams?

Find out the answer when the Filoil-Flying V collegiate wars kick off this October at the PhilSports Arena.

The Eagles are set to prove themselves by sending their main team, led by Doug Kramer and JC Intal.

Set to join them are homegrown talents Macky Escalona (ADMU HS 2002), Jai Reyes (2005), Martin Quimson (2002), Johnann Uichico (2003), Ken Baracoso (2004), Cris Tiu (Xavier 2003), and Eman Monfort (Ateneo de Iloilo HS 2000).

Escalona, a long-time backup to L.A. Tenorio, is now the starting point guard and is ready to show what his brand of leadership is all about.

Reyes, a member of the 2003-04 UAAP champions, has blossomed into a deadly perimeter shooter in the UAAP.

High-leaping Baracoso, a high school title wrapped around his waist, is the Eagles’ formidable inside presence and rebounder.

green_minded
08-22-2006, 03:07 PM
Make sure the games here would be on weekends. 8)

GreenArrows
08-30-2006, 08:05 PM
I think that before DLSU allows any of their UAAP players (current and prospective) to play in this league or any other league for that matter, DLSU must first be assured by the UAAP Board, IN WRITING, that the league they will play in will NOT infringe on the eligibility tenure of the players. For ADMU, UE, SBC, CSJL and the other UAAP and NCAA teams, this is not a problem as they are currently playing in their home leauges thus the season has already taken up this year's eligibility. Since DLSU is suspended and not playing in the UAAP, DLSU would have to get OFFICIAL written assurances from the UAAP that playing in such league will not eat into any eligible playing years of any player in the UAAP.

This doesn't go only for the Homegrown Cup but also for the to-be-revived Champions League. With the absence of such an OFFICIAL written assurances from the UAAP Board, I will strongly recommend to DLSU's Admin and the team management and coaches, NOT to allow our current and prospective UAAP players to play in this or any other league. The FMC, and its variations, are considered developmental leagues which does not figure in the players' UAAP eligibility. With the HOMEGROWN CUP and the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, I am sure the UAAP Board has yet to formally designate the same as developmental.

Mateen Cleaves
09-02-2006, 05:55 AM
I understand what your concern. But I'm confused as to what the current rules are.

Wasn't it the case that the UAAP only identified specific leagues that were out-of-bounds (i.e. commercial) and the rest were fair game? Thus, playing in the PBL or the MBA (at that time) were the only occassions when a UAAP player's amateur eligibility was threatened. IIRC, that was the reason why Arwind Santos remained eligible for FEU despite having played in a seemingly commercial (non-collegiate) league in Cebu prior to joining FEU.

The other relevant rule that I know of is the one about playing in another league while the UAAP season is still on. But since the HGC and Champions' League would occur after the UAAP, wouldn't participation in these leagues (as official school teams) be "safe"?

easter
09-02-2006, 08:42 AM
Sabi sa Solar Sports magtetelevise sila ng Collegiate Champion's League and they promise Ateneo DLSU, UP teams. Is the Homegrown Cup the same as the Champion's League? Kung sabay paano na maglalaro yang mga yan eh di paghahaluin na naman ang mga Team A and Team B teams nila?

GreenArrows
09-02-2006, 09:26 AM
A player is allowed to play up to a maximum of 5 seasons with the following limitations:
1) 7 years after he graduates from high school
2) is not over 24 years old as of Jul. 31 of the year he/she is playing in

Also, a UAAP player may not play in a non-professional league commercial league unless he has been in the school's OFFICIAL UAAP line-up for two seasons PRIOR to joing said leagues - eg the PBL.

If a player plays in any other collegiate league, the player loses a year of UAAP eligibility (maximum of 5 playing years). With the case of the UAAP schools currentlly playing in the UAAP season, their participation in the Champions League and/or Homegrown Tournament will not lose any year of eligibility for their players because they already used up their eligibility year by playing in the current season.

For DLSU, its a different matter. Because of the suspension, all our players lost one year of the 7 years from high school graduation limit. Also, as with ALL players in the UAAP school, all aged one year so our 'older'players get closer to the age limit. But NONE of them have lost any of their maximum 5 PLAYING YEARS. So, inspite of the suspension, ALL current and prospective players are still within the 5 PLAYING YEARS rule.

Now, the UAAP has officially designated some leagues, such as the Micaba, FMC, FMC2, FMC3 etc. as 'developmental' leagues designed to help the improvement of the players (current and prospective). Thus any player playing for a UAAP school loses no playing year from playing in the above stated leagues. That is why DLSU has fielded two teams in the ongoing FMC2 tournament.

However, the Champions League and the Homegrown Tournament does not have the same OFFICIAL designation from the UAAP. Without any OFFICIAL statement/resolution from the WHOLE UAAP Board, if DLSU plays in them, ALL the players entered by DLSU will thus lose ONE PLAYING YEAR due to their participation in these two leagues. The will mean the end for TY Tang and Cholo Villanueva or half of our backcourt rotation. It would also lessen the maximum playing years in the UAAP for players, Casio, Cua, Walsham, Co, Barua, Mangahas etc. This is the reason why I have told team and DLSU officials NOT to participate with our current UAAP and prospective UAAP players. NOT UNLESS the UAAP issues an OFFICIAL statement designating both leagues as developmental and/or not included in the MAXIMUM 5 PLAYING YEARS of any and all players who participate in these two leagues.

Unless this statement/resolution is approved by the whole UAAP Board and is put in writing with copies issued to all UAAP schools, DLSU, if ever, will participate with none of their UAAP players in the team that they may field. We were verbally told the UAAP has done so but we have nothing OFFICIAL in paper that proves this. And with the animosity (real or perceived) of the Board members (note I mentioned Board members and not member schools) towards DLSU, we do not want to risk our preparations for next season by losing any of our players due to eligibility issues.

magnum_motoki
10-11-2006, 07:31 PM
Bakit parang wala ng balita dito, 2 weeks nalang a?

Dave the Barbarian
10-19-2006, 06:45 PM
Hello Fellow Gameface Follwers:

The HOMEGROWN CUP - College Edition is coming this November 4, 2006 at the ULTRA. Yup we have an Ateneo vs. San Beda game (1:30) for the opening follwed by the DLSU vs. Letran Game (3:30). Other schools include JRU, UE, UST, FEU, San Sebastian, and UP.

As of now, San Beda Alumni are buying Tickets like hot cakes. SBC HS 78 has reserved 30 tickets, SBC HS 81 = 50; SBC HS 75/76 is reserving more than 300. ; LSGH alumni is also doing the same thing. I think it is LSGH HS 73 or 74 that is buiying tickets for the batch. Letran's Fr. Calvo is also reserving a lot of tickets. I am wondering why no Ateneo batch has responded. Anyway the FILOIL - FLYING V Sports Office number is 912-7242. You may reseve tickets. or contact 0922-848-4515 - Davis Dualan Filoil Flying V sports Chairman.

O by the way November 12 is an all Ateneo La Salle day.

12:00 Lady Eagles vs. Lady Archers
2:00 ADMU Blue Eaglets vs. LSGH Greenies
4:00 ADMU Blue Eagles vs. DLSU Green Archers

Yes the marquee players will be there.

See you at the games!!!!!!

ESCALERA JR.
10-19-2006, 08:46 PM
How about a San Beda - Letran Day too! the following weekend

SBC Lioness vs Lady Knights
SBC Red Cubs vs. LC Squires
SBC Red Lions vs SJLC Knights

Ok diba! May UAAP na, may NCAA pa!...ang saya saya :D

LION
10-20-2006, 07:48 AM
Ok lang sa amin Escalera. Magandang friendship match yan. Kaya lang, dahil nga sa friendship ang laban, dapat hinay hinay lang sina Balneg ha? Dami na naming injured players e. ;D

Grapevine
10-20-2006, 09:57 PM
will the games still be held at the san juan gym?

ESCALERA JR.
10-20-2006, 10:29 PM
Ok lang sa amin Escalera. Magandang friendship match yan. Kaya lang, dahil nga sa friendship ang laban, dapat hinay hinay lang sina Balneg ha? Dami na naming injured players e.* *;D



Hahaha...ganon lang talaga gumwardya yon...face to face habang bumubulong sa bantay niya ng "hwag kang shu-shoot-sige...papatirin kita!"

Anyway, hindi naman umubra yung Defense namin noong huling maglaban sa 2nd rd. Sbrang exciting game yon!.
;D
Sa HomeGrown Cup uli.

freak
10-22-2006, 07:38 PM
Where will the main venue be? Will it be all Ultra games?

gameface_one
10-22-2006, 10:08 PM
Where will the main venue be? Will it be all Ultra games?




Venue will be in Ultra.

full battle gear
10-24-2006, 11:06 AM
Cage league for ‘homegrown’ talents
SPORTING CHANCE By Joaquin M. Henson
The Philippine Star 10/24/2006

Last March, former coach Virgil Villavicencio organized an experimental "homegrown" basketball league involving six schools in two divisions — alumni and high school — at the San Juan gym.

Villavicencio’s idea was to strengthen the loyalty of players to their school.

"The development of athletes should start at the primary and secondary levels," he said. "I’d like to see more athletes representing their school from elementary to college. While it’s natural to beef up lineups in the collegiate level with outside recruits, I’m sure alumni would prefer ‘homegrown’ athletes because they grew up living the school spirit."

The March experiment was Villavicencio’s first step towards forming a "homegrown" collegiate league.

"Our first tournament was a big success with La Salle winning the alumni title and San Beda, the high school championship," said Villavicencio . "It was fun getting the alumni and high school players together because they, more than most college players, know what school spirit is all about."

Villavicencio, 51, is a prime example of a "homegrown" athlete who played for the same school in the juniors and seniors divisions then even coached the varsity later. He played football and basketball for La Salle in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) juniors up to 1971 then quarterbacked the Green Archers in the seniors for four years up to 1976. The highlight of his La Salle career was combining with Lim Eng Beng to power the Archers to the 1974 crown.

Villavicencio later coached the Archers to three straight runner-up finishes in the UAAP (University Athletic Association of the Philippines ) from 1993 to 1996.

"Actually, I prepared myself as a La Salle coach by coaching the Ateneo juniors for six years," chuckled Villavicencio. "My job at Ateneo wasn’t exactly what you would expect from someone who’s now crusading for more ‘homegrown’ participation. But I proved myself at Ateneo by winning five MMBL (Metro Manila Basketball League) titles. At La Salle, I won one national intercollegiate championship."
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From the UAAP, Villavicencio jumped to the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) where he coached Ramcar and Wilkins for two years then moved to Talk ‘N’ Text in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) where he was an assistant coach for three seasons.

At the moment, Villavicencio is totally immersed in the "homegrown" project he’s implementing for nephew Raffy Villavicencio who owns main sponsor Filoil, a network of Flying V gasoline stations in south Luzon. Raffy’s father Chito owns Flying V here.

Villavicencio has nothing against "outside" recruits like Ateneo’s Doug Kramer or San Beda’s Sam Ekwe or La Salle’s Marko Batricevic but his dream is for more high school standouts becoming collegiate players for the same school instead of enrolling elsewhere. That’s why Villavicencio is particularly proud of La Salle Zobel high school star Simon Atkins who refused offers from several schools, including Ateneo, to join the Archers even as the senior varsity was suspended by the UAAP this season.

"We’re encouraging the development of more ‘homegrown’ senior players coming from the high school system," said Villavicencio. "Today, we see high school players transferring to another college because they can’t find a spot in their senior team. It’s our dream for a senior team to be composed of mostly ‘homegrown’ players."

To get the ball rolling, Villavicencio as commissioner announced the staging of the first Filoil Flying V Homegrown Invitational Cup for 10 senior varsity teams starting Nov. 4 at the PhilSports Complex.

The competing schools are Ateneo, Letran, Far Eastern University (FEU), Jose Rizal and University of Santo Tomas in Group A and La Salle, San Beda, San Sebastian, University of the East (UE) and University of the Philippines in Group B.

Games will be played on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays with four games scheduled each playing day. In the eliminations, teams from Group A will play only entries from Group B. The top two teams in each group then advance to the semis where the survivors face off in the finals on Dec. 17.
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The winning team will receive P100,000 with the runner-up pocketing P60,000 and the third-placer, P40,000.

Villavicencio said each team is required to submit a roster of up to 18 with at least three "homegrown" players.

"On a long-term basis, the goal is to develop a new league where ‘homegrown’ players get a chance to hone their skills as they strive to get into the main team," said Villavicencio. "The first year will require a minimum of three ‘homegrown’ players each team. The second year will require six and the next year, nine, then, 12 and 15 by the fifth year.

Villavicencio said the league will be highlighted by classic matchups like Ateneo versus La Salle, San Beda versus Ateneo, Letran versus La Salle, Letran versus San Beda, FEU versus La Salle and Ateneo versus UE.

"We’re all very excited about the league which we hope, will offer the same excitement and intensity of the UAAP and NCAA," said Villavicencio. "This is all about fostering school spirit."

green.kitten
10-24-2006, 08:50 PM
november 4 na daw po ang start ng flying v? saka, ok na po ba yung la salle?? sana makasali sila without losing the one year eligibility of the players.. sayang naman kasi yun.. thanks po..

sana may magpost po dito ng schedule ng games.. and san po nakakabili ng tickets???

full battle gear
10-29-2006, 10:31 AM
FFVS goes homegrown

The Philippine Star 10/29/2006

Who are the homegrown players?

Homegrown cagers are those who opted to stay "home" after graduating from a particular high school system, going on to play with the senior team of their respective universities or colleges.

Filoil-Flying V Sports (FFVS) believes that development in sports should begin at the secondary or primary level. The current situation shows that a lot of players shop around for other schools to play in because there is no space left in the main team. It is the dream of FFVS to see a main team composed of homegrown talent.

FFVS is staging the College Edition of the Filoil- Flying V Homegrown Cup starting Nov. 4. Opening day festivities will precede featured classic rivalries of the 70s with a San Beda vs Ateneo game followed by a La Salle vs Letran. The day will be capped with San Sebastian matching skills with current UAAP kings, the Santo Tomas Growling Tigers.

This tournament has invited 10 schools with a strong student and alumni base. The schools have shown their intention to send their best lineup to prove once and for all that they are the best.

Ateneo will parade superstars JC Intal, Doug Kramer and Macky Escalona, and homegrown Blue Eagles Jai Reyes, Ken Barracoso and Martin Quimson.

Archrival La Salle will have Rico Maierhoffer, Cholo Villanueva, Ty Tang, JV Casio as well as homegrown Archers Marko Batrevic, Simon David Atkins and James Menese.

NCAA champs the San Beda Red Lions will have behemoth Sam Ekwe manning the slot along with Yousif Aljamal, Paul Escobal and Alex Angeles.

Backing them up are homegrown Lions Jay-R Taganas, Edward Canlas, Riego Gamalinda and Eduardo Tecson.

Their UAAP champion counterpart will likewise parade rebounding power Jervy Cruz along with Chester Taylor and Dylan Ababou. Taking the stage with them are the homegrown Tigers in Anthony Espiritu, Jun Cortez and Japs Cuan.

The Letran Knights will likely rely on their very own homegrown talents in John Melegrito, Mark Balneg and Rafael Jazul.

The Philsports Arena, a venue of numerous cage wars, was chosen by the organizers to be the official venue of the league. Tickets shall be available at all TicketNet at all SM outlets, the PhilSports Complex, and the Filoil office at 912-7242.

The general admission section shall be given free to the students of the participating schools.

Commissioner Virgil Villavicencio and the rest of the FFVS management team promise a great tournament sponsored by Gerry‚s Grill, Accel, Millennium Plans, Franz Burger, UABS Car Rental, Pepsi, Filpride- USA 88 and Nescafe.

mysterydan007
10-30-2006, 06:22 PM
i just heard that the tickets for special ringside in ateneo-la salle game on nov. 12 are sold-out already and the courtside is following next in just a couple of days? is this true? where can we get tickets pls.? give us more info. baka makasingit pa sa special ringside or courtside. i hope it's not yet sold out as reported. we dont want to be left-out.

joelex
11-02-2006, 01:59 AM
will the games be televised? i see some PBL players such as kramer and escalona, will they still participate here?

blue scorpion
11-02-2006, 10:06 AM
will the games be televised? i see some PBL players such as kramer and escalona, will they still participate here?


Depende kung papayagan sila ng PBL team nila. Most likely, they will not play.

gfy
11-03-2006, 06:40 AM
Sana palaruin sila. Villavicencio mentioned on TV that kaya Wednesdays and Sundays ang laro kasi walang PBL. I for one would like to see the Ateneo 69 season UAAP team go against the DLSU suspended team. Baka tambakan natin hehe. Our Lady Eagles beat DLSU in the Unigames while our Eaglets of course are the champions.

gameface_one
11-04-2006, 10:53 AM
Archers break long hiatus, battle Knights



Inquirer
Last updated 02:51am (Mla time) 11/04/2006

Published on page A22 of the November 4, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

LA SALLE breaks its yearlong hiatus when it takes on Letran today at the start of the Fil-Oil Flying V Homegrown Invitational Cup at the Philsports.

The Archers, suspended for one year in the UAAP, will make their grand comeback via the fifth collegiate league this season outside the traditional NCAA and UAAP cage wars.

Powered by four holdovers from the 2005 squad, La Salle will battle NCAA 2005 champ Letran at 4 p.m. even as this year's NCAA titlist San Beda tangles with UAAP runner-up Ateneo in the opener at 2 p.m.

UAAP champ University of Santo Tomas locks horns with San Sebastian in the last game at 6 p.m.

Tyrone Tang, Pocholo Villanueva, Rico Maierhofer and JV Casio will spearhead the Archers' coming-out party even as the Knights parade a decimated team in the absence of newly turned pros Boyet Bautista and Aaron Aban.

La Salle also gets to break in newcomers like 6-foot-7 Marko Batricevic and guard Simon Atkins who are expected to spice up the Archers game.

Sam Ekwe, the NCAA's Rookie-MVP awardee, will lead the Red Lions against the Eagles who will try to regain pride after yielding to UST in the UAAP final.

Meanwhile, the Tigers will also try to make up for their first round loss in the Collegiate Champions League where they fell to Jose Rizal University.

With Jojo Duncil, Jervy Cruz and Dylan Ababou in tow, UST will be in full force against the Stags, who will try to score an upset here after getting booted out of the NCAA Final Four.

The meet is coming on the heels of the Fr. Martins Cup second conference, UAAP-NCAA Bantay Bata all-stars, Champions League and Uni-Games which all had the UAAP and NCAA big shots in a merry mix-up for prestige.

Fr. Martin's Cup champion Far Eastern University will see action on Nov. 15 along with Champions League titlist University of the East. Marc Anthony Reyes

gameface_one
11-04-2006, 10:58 AM
Eagles face Lions in Homegrown Cup opener

The Philippine Star 11/04/2006

A three-game bill, featuring San Beda against Ateneo, ushers in the Filoil-Flying V Homegrown Invitational Cup today at the Philsports Arena.

NCAA defending champion Red Lions and the 2006 UAAP finalist Blue Eagles clash at 2 p.m. after a brief opening ceremony where telecommunications mogul Manny V. Pangilinan, alumnus of both San Beda and Ateneo, is the guest speaker.

At 4 p.m., the Letran Knights battle the comebacking De La Salle Green Archers, while the San Sebastian Stags take on reigning UAAP champion Santo Tomas U Growling Tigers at 6 p.m.

Bracketed in Group A are Ateneo, Letran, Far Eastern, Jose Rizal and UST. In Group B are La Salle, San Beda, SSC, University of the East and University of the Philippines.

Backed by Millennium Plans, Gerry’s Grill, Studio 23, UABS Car Rental Services, RJ 100, Pepsi, Franz Burger and Filpride-USA 88, ACCEL Sports and Nescafe, the tournament will employ a crossover elimination round format where teams from one group face teams from the other once, completing four games apiece.

The top two teams from each group clash in an inter-group semifinal, with the winners disputing the championship worth P100,000. Second place gets P60,000 and third P40,000.

Leading the Red Lions are 6-7 Nigerian center Sam Ekwe and Yousif Aljamal, while high-leaping JC Intal and forward Doug Kramer power the Blue Eagles.

Fiel Dino Daa banners the Knights, while the Green Archers will rely on Ty Tang, JC Casio and Rico Maierhofer.

Mark Borboran leads the Red Warriors, while the Growling Tigers will hear it from Joselito Duncil.

gameface_one
11-04-2006, 12:21 PM
Homegrown Cup tilt starts quest for best college team
mb.com.ph





THE LONG wait to determine the country’s No. 1 homegrown collegiate team is over.



A three-game bill, featuring San Beda against Ateneo, ushers in the start of the Fil Oil-Flying V Homegrown Invitational Cup today at the Philsports Arena.

The reigning NCAA champion Red Lions and the 2006 UAAP finalist Blue Eagles clash at 2 p.m. after a brief opening ceremony where telecommunications mogul Manny V. Pangilinan, an alumnus of both San Beda and Ateneo, has been invited to be the guest speaker.

At 4 p.m., the Letran Knights battle the comebacking De La Salle Green Archers, while the San Sebastian Stags take on the reigning UAAP champion Santo Tomas Growling Tigers at 4 p.m.

Bracketed in Group A are Ateneo, Letran, Far Eastern, Jose Rizal and UST. In Group B are La Salle, San Beda, San Sebastian, University of the East and University of the Philippines

Backed by Millennium Plans, Gerry’s Grill, Studio 23, UABS Car Rental Services, RJ 100, Pepsi, Franz Burger and Filpride – USA 88, ACCEL Sports and Nescafe, the tournament will employ a crossover elimination round format where teams from one group face teams from the other once, completing four games apiece.

The top two teams from each group clash in an intergroup semifinals, with the winners disputing the championship worth R100,000. Second place gets R60,000 and the third placer R40,000.

Tickets, according to Commissioner Virgil Villavicencio, are available at all SM TicketNet outlets or at the ULTRA box office. Interested parties may also contact Filoil-Flying V Sports representatives Dan Noguera (0927-4036443) or Jack Santos (0922-4860505).

Leading the Red Lions are 6-foot-8 Nigerian center Sam Ekwe and Yousif Aljamal, while high-leaping JC Intal and forward Doug Kramer power the Blue Eagles.

Fiel Dino Daa banners the Knights, while the Green Archers will rely on Ty Tang, JC Casio, Rico Maierhofer to get them rolling after a year-long standoff.

Mark Borboran leads the Red Warriors, while the Growling Tigers will hear it from Joselito Duncil, UST’s overtime hero during the championship game with Ateneo, main man Jervy Cruz, and Anthony Espiritu.

full battle gear
11-05-2006, 01:57 PM
Archers shade Knights in OT; Lions nip Eagles

By Marc Anthony Reyes
Inquirer
Last updated 05:25am (Mla time) 11/05/2006

Published on page A27 of the November 5, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

DE La Salle prevailed in overtime while San Beda won the battle of teams with depleted lineups at the start of the Fil-Oil Flying V Homegrown Invitational Cup yesterday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig.

The Archers, starring rookie Bader Malabes, rolled back the Letran Knights in extra time, 78-71, to keep in step with the Red Lions, who slipped past the Ateneo Eagles, 59-56.

Pong Escobal picked up the slack left by the absent Sam Ekwe and Yousif Aljamal to fire 18 points for San Beda although it was Rogie Menor, who clinched the win with a steal and two free throws in the dying seconds of play.

Ateneo, the UAAP runner-up behind University of San Tomas, also missed key men JC Intal, Macky Escalona and Doug Kramer.

Malabes, elevated from the Archers’ Team B, shot 16 points, including four three-pointers in the fourth quarter, and added another triple that gave La Salle a 72-66 cushion in the extension.

Rico Maierhofer earlier made two free throws to give La Salle a 61-61 deadlock with 42 seconds left that stood at the end of regulation play as Letran forward Rafael Jazul and La Salle guard TY Tang bungled their respective attempts to break the tie.

Point guard Jose Antonio Reyes, who is being groomed as Ateneo skipper in the next UAAP season, hit a running jumper to shove the Eagles to within 56-57 in the final 45 seconds.

After Escobal missed a jumper with 23 seconds to go, Ateneo blew its final offensive when Aurelio Escueta miscalculated an inside pass to Martin Enrique Quimson, who lost the ball to Menor with 6.4 seconds to go.

The 6-foot-2 forward Menor then went for a drive but was fouled with just .8 seconds on the game clock.

Menor made both charities to finish with 10 points on top of 10 rebounds.

With the Red Lions’ 1-2 punch out of the picture, Escobal provided the lift they needed, flicking in a three-pointer and a foul-counted late in the furious third quarter where San Beda took the lead for good after trailing the Eagles most of the way.

The 6-foot-8 Ekwe was seen in plainclothes cheering from the gallery, while Aljamal was absent.

That provided the lesser lights to shine. And the Davao City dribbler proved to be the brightest, dishing out seven assists, while Rogie Menor chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Red Lions.

The scores:

First Game

SAN BEDA 59—Escobal 18, Menor 13, Angeles 11, Tecson 5, Gamalinda 4, Antonio 4, Maggay 2, Sarangay 2, Taganas 0, Galinato 0, Taupa 0, Evangelista 0.

ATENEO 56—Reyes 11, Arao 11, Laterre 9, Quimson 7, Baclao 4, Baldos 3, Escueta 3, De Guzman 3, Uichico 3, Monfort 2, Baracoso 0.

Quarters: 14-12, 24-26, 42-40, 59-56.

Second Game

LA SALLE 78—Malabes 20, Casio 12, Maierhofer 11, Barua 11, Co 9, Tang 6, Atkins 3, Cua 2, Mangahas 2, Walsham 2, Batrisevic 0.

LETRAN 71—Faundo 18, Guevarra 11, Daa 9, Balneg 8, Jazul 8, Melegrito 5, Ranises 3, Dangcal 3, Foronda 3, Del Rosario 2, Quinday 1, Cabonse 0.

Quarters: 12-14, 28-32, 37-43, 61-61 (regulation), 78-71

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11-05-2006, 01:58 PM
Lions mangle Eagles

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Games Nov.12 (PhilSports Arena) 12 p.m. – ADMU vs DLSU (w) 2 p.m. – ADMU vs LSGH (jrs.) 4 p.m. – ADMU vs DLSU (srs.) 6 p.m. – SSC vs UST



THE SAN Beda Red Lions demonstrated why they are the defending National Collegiate champions yesterday, showing no fear for a cross-league finalist in turning back the Ateneo Blue Eagles, 59-56, at the start of the FilOil-Flying V Homegrown Cup at the PhilSports Arena.

John Paul Escobal had 18 points and seven assists, while shooter Alexander Angeles buried a key three-point shot to shatter a 54-all count with 57 seconds remaining.

Ateneo point guard Jai Reyes cut the deficit with a running shot and the Blue Eagles gained possession after a miss by Escobal.

But they turned the ball over setting up the go-ahead play and the Red Lions celebrated their nerve-fraying escape.

The Eagles were without key stars Doug Kramer, JC Intal and Mark Anthony Escalona.

Backed by Millennium Plans, Gerry’s Grill, Studio 23, UABS Car Rental Services, RJ 100, Pepsi, Franz Burger and FilprideUSA 88, ACCEL Sports and Nescafe, the tourney now awaits the clash between bitter rivals De La Salle and Ateneo on Nov. 12.

The Blue Eagles found themselves trailing early 11-2 against the Red Lions who didn’t play an injured San Ekwe, their 6-foot-8 Nigerian center.

But with head coach Norman Black watching from the special ringside section, allowing his coaching staff to handle the team, Ateneo, behind Claiford Arao, a former San Beda juniors star, clawed back to turn the game into a nailbiter.

A brief opening ceremony preceded the games.

Bacolod Rep. Monico Puentevella paid tribute to the ideals of league organizers, saying "this truly is a gathering of champions."

The scores:

SBC 59 – Escobal 18, Menor 13, Angeles 11, Tecson 5, Gamalinda 4, Antonio 4, Magay 2, Saranay 2, Taganas 0, Galinato 0, Taupa 0, Evangelista 0.

ADMU 56 – Reyes 11, Arao 11, Laterre 9, Quimzon 7, Baclao 4, Baldos 3, Escueta 2, De Guzman 3, Uichico 3, Monfort 2, Baracoso 0.

Quarters: 14-12, 24-26, 42-40, 59-56.

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11-08-2006, 11:22 AM
Ateneo, La Salle finally face off in Homegrown tilt

The Philippine Star 11/08/2006

Arch rivals the Ateneo Blue Eagles and La Salle Green Archers collide in a much-awaited showdown in the Filoil- Flying V Homegrown Invitational Cup this Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Ultra.

The Eagles in the last 68th UAAP season, never won a game against the Archers. Furthermore, they missed the 69th UAAP championship by a hairline to the UST Growling Tigers.

The comebacking La Salle squad, on the other hand, wants to prove that it is still one of the best in amateur basketball. The Archers are raring to prove against their archrival that their previous victories were no flukes and that they can win again.

Ateneo’s core is the future team of 2007 led by Jai Reyes, Cris Tiu and Zion Laterre. The team will be reinforced with JC Intal who would like to play a final game against La Salle before moving on to the pros.

La Salle, on the other hand, will parade old reliable cagers like Rico Maierhoffer, JV Casio and TY Tang.

A lot of revelations have been put in the open with the opening game of both teams. Against San Beda, Eagles Ford Arao and Laterre stood out. Arao, surprised the crowd with his performance of 11 points and 8 rebounds. Laterre also showed his rebounding prowess by grabbing 10 boards.

Expect homegrown talents like Reyes, Ken Barracoso and Johann Uichico to show their worth for the Eagles.

The Archers also bared future Archer stars as DLSU defeated Letran in a tightly fought contest that had to be decided in overtime. Homegrown Green and White cagers, Simon David Atkins, Marko Batrevic and James Meneses will also give it their all come game time.

Preceding the main Ateneo-La Salle game are the Ateneo Lady Eagles vs the La Salle Lady Archers for the 12 nn tiff, followed by the Ateneo HS (defending UAAP champs) vs the LSGH Greenies at 2 p.m.

GreenArrows
11-09-2006, 05:31 AM
ADMU is heavily favored to win over DLSU on Sunday for all three games scheduled. The Lady Eagles, aside from having the experience of the recent UAAP wars, are primed to repeat their Unigames victory over the Lady Archers who like their male counterparts, are simply not in 'UAAP-shape'. The Blue Eaglets, on the other hand, are the UAAP CHAMPIONS! What chance will the NCAA La Salle Green Hills' team, who did not even make the NCAA Final Four this year, have to beat the Champion team?

As to the men's senior team, ADMU is not only battle hardened but have included key members of their team B which just recently defeated the same DLSU team playing on Sunday in the recently concluded FMC2 tournament. For one, since the start of the suspension, the team has not had a single practise wherein the team was complete. The lack of pracise and conditioning has led to various injuries and ailments. Yet this is NO excuse as the Archers will play the best they can dish out at this time on Sunday. I feel, however, it will be sorely lacking in the face of the highly motivated Eagles. The return of Intal, Kramer, Escalona and Tiu in the roster augers for at least a 20 ppoint blow out of the Greens. But, the Archers will be there to give it their best as of this time. Nothing more can be expected from them.

In short, all these three games are stacked up in favor of ADMU. For the Blues, it will be their chance to see their teams easily rout their respective counterparts form La Salle. This is a given. When was the last time this has happened? For us Greens, it's just a chance to come together after a long time and cheer on the team. Nothing more, nothing less is expected considering the preparation level of both teams. So be it. The Blues should find satisfaction from their teams this Sunday. But should be the Greens who look forward to UAAP 70.

Finally, a break from all that cut and paste of newspaper articles.

easter
11-09-2006, 07:53 AM
GreenArrows. I am sure mag-iiba at mas gaganda ang laro ng La Salle kapag nasa TV na as compared to a non-televised event like the FMC. :)

BLUE HORSE
11-09-2006, 08:00 AM
The homegrown tournament win by Ateneo team B was a rude wake-up call for DLSU. *DLSU may not be battle tested but the team definitely has the manpower. *The Ateneo team is currently a hybrid team compose of team A and B players. *If Kramer, *Intal and Escalona does not play, I favor DLSU.

The lady eagles should have the edge over the lady archers. *In their last meeting, I was told the game was close until the end game. *The lady eagles will rely on their height advantage but they inturn must stop the snippers of the lady archers.

LSGH can salvage what was suppose to be a promising season with a win over the UAAP champions blue eaglets. *Can AHS control the inside game of Ferdinand? If Fran is part of the team then he will be another big man to contend with? *AHS *counters with their quickness and deep bench. *Most of the players of both team know each other from their wars in the other leagues going back to their grade school days. The game will be close but the eaglets to pull through.

Unlike GreenArrows, I predict a 2-1 outcome.

GreenArrows
11-09-2006, 11:26 AM
The homegrown tournament win by Ateneo team B was a rude wake-up call for DLSU. DLSU may not be battle tested but the team definitely has the manpower. The Ateneo team is currently a hybrid team compose of team A and B players. If Kramer, Intal and Escalona does not play, I favor DLSU.

The lady eagles should have the edge over the lady archers. In their last meeting, I was told the game was close until the end game. The lady eagles will rely on their height advantage but they inturn must stop the snippers of the lady archers.

LSGH can salvage what was suppose to be a promising season with a win over the UAAP champions blue eaglets. Can AHS control the inside game of Ferdinand? If Fran is part of the team then he will be another big man to contend with? AHS counters with their quickness and deep bench. Most of the players of both team know each other from their wars in the other leagues going back to their grade school days. The game will be close but the eaglets to pull through.

Unlike GreenArrows, I predict a 2-1 outcome.


Blue Horse, thank you for being so kind. But, back to reality, our teams have not had the battle experience that your teams have had. It was only a few months back when Coach Franz was reinstated as Head Coach. Before the, the team was without a viable Head Coach. Also, the conditioning program of Dan Rose has yet to be started. Honestly, our men's team can only wish to be competitive in this game. NO, I am not selling my teams short. I am merely being realistic with their chances for this Sunday's games. Our mens and womens teams are not at a competitive level yet, while LSGH may not be at the caliber that brought the Blue Eaglets the UAAP Jrs. crown. Again, this is just my being realistic. We will be there to cheer our team and pray the massacre won't be as big. But with your 3 graduating players in the fold and the return of Chris Tiu, even our prayers may not be enough.

However, and allow me a little statement of hope, wait till the next UAAP season comes around. The DLSU team you will play against then, will defeinitely NOT be the DLSU team you will be playing this Sunday. That, you can be sure of.

Anyway, good luck to all our teams - blues and greens. Let's just hope no untoward incident occurs and more, importantly, no one from either side gets injured or hurt. Let's just enjoy the games and cheer our teams on!

ONE BIG FIGHT!
ANIMO LA SALLE!

BLUE HORSE
11-13-2006, 06:07 AM
Greenarrows,

Ahem; I stand corrected, 2-1 LaSalle and not the other way around. Basically, I believe I was on the mark with my comments for all 3 games.

I predicted wrong in the outcome of the juniors but I was correct when I said that AHS has to control the big men of LSGH to turn the game into a track meet. Apparently, Ferdinand had his way in the paint. Sayang talaga ang LSGH this year, with Fran and Nico Salva in the line-up, the team should have contended for the NCAA junior crown. The championship was theirs for the taking because there was no dominant team in the NCAA juniors this year unlike in past years.

For the ladies, the lady archers still do not have an answer for the two headed monsters of Ateneo in the paint, Tioseco and Barracoso. When the Ateneo bigs control the board and the paint, Treena Limgenco can run all day long.

There is nothing more to say about the results of the mens college game. The results of the FMC game was a definite wake-up call for the LaSalle players and they responded to the challenge. Coach Norman Black has his work cutout for him next season trying to replace 70% of the rebounding, assist and scoring with the departure of Escalona, Kramer, and Intal.

green_minded
11-13-2006, 07:23 AM
Sayang talaga ang LSGH this year, with Fran and Nico Salva in the line-up, the team should have contended for the NCAA junior crown.

Fran is not in the NCAA Juniors lineup. Salva is playing for the San Beda Red Cubs na. 8)

easter
11-13-2006, 07:26 AM
Ha ha Sir Greenarrows it seems that the reality is DLSU is a tough contender next year while it will be a long and excruciating season for us.

lurkinggood
11-13-2006, 08:21 AM
Ha ha Sir Greenarrows it seems that the reality is DLSU is a tough contender next year while it will be a long and excruciating season for us.*


That's why I always take Greenarrow's assessment of DLSU's chances with a grain of salt. Believing all he says about the DLSU team is like smoking dope: the more you take it, the more you believe you are capable of walking on waters.

Reality is, DLSU has a very potent force come UAAP Season 70. They have good materials to boot, and their preparation is tops. They set very high standards for basketball, that is why you always find them "unsatisfied" with their team's performance.

DLSU is definitely on the prime hunt to recapture the UAAP Basketball crown in Season 70.

shyboy
11-13-2006, 08:26 AM
Better to downplay La Salle's chances instead of that H word. ;D

LION
11-13-2006, 08:35 AM
Congratulations to the Green Archers!

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11-13-2006, 11:26 AM
Intal & Co. no-shows as Archers rip Eagles

By Jasmine W. Payo
Inquirer
Last updated 03:03am (Mla time) 11/13/2006

Published on page A31 of the November 13, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

DE LA SALLE University exploited the continued absence of three Ateneo de Manila University stars to pull off a 69-58 win yesterday and grab the lead in the FilOil-Flying V Homegrown Invitational Cup at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

Back in action after missing the recent UAAP wars due to a year-long suspension, the Archers broke out of a tight first half to take control in the third quarter behind JV Casio, who shot a game-high 15 points.

It was the second straight win for the Archers, who debuted with a 78-71 overtime victory over the Letran College Knights.

The Eagles again played without stars JC Intal, Macky Escalona and Doug Kramer, who were also no-shows when they bowed to reigning NCAA champ San Beda College last week.

Ateneo coach Norman Black sat at the bench, but it was assistant coach Gabby Severino who called the shots.

Earlier, Ralph Liwag buried two free throws with only eight-tenths of a second left as the Greenies nipped the Blue Eaglets, 70-69.

The Eaglets seemed headed for the win when John David Dumrique connected on a trey for a 69-68 lead with 7.1 seconds left.

In women’s action, Treena Lingenco fired 20 points to lead the Lady Eagles to a 61-52 triumph over the Lady Archers.

La Salle coach Franz Pumaren said the joy of beating their longtime foe hardly mattered. “We’re still not in game condition,” he said.

The scores:

First Game (Women)

ATENEO 61 -- Lingenco 20, Barracoso 16, Tioseco 11, Javier 6, Ngo 4, Quimpo 3, Co 1, Indigne 0, Lopa 0, Gomez 0, Santos 0, Magdangal 0, Ty 0.

LA SALLE 52 -- Dimaporo 15, Gloriani 12, Alon Alon 10, Flormata 5, Nierras 4, Laureola 2, Urieta 2, Yamamoto 0.

Quarters: 24-8, 35-28, 49-38, 61-52

Second Game (Jrs)

LA SALLE 70 -- Reyes 17, Liwag 15, Ferdinand 12, Guiao 11, Bienvenida 6, Dela Paz 4, Yulo 2, Sia 3, Villanueva 0, Crespo 0, Musngi 0, Raganas 0, Carbonilla 0.

ATENEO 69 -- M. Gamboa 20, Golla 11, Gonzaga 11, Balmaceda 10, Dumrique 8, Austria 4, Rivera 3, Katipunan 2, Aportadera 0, Valera 0, Tiongson 0, Enriquez 0.

Quarters: 16-11, 32-26, 50-49,70-69

Third Game (Srs)

LA SALLE 69 -- Casio 15,Maierhoffer 12, Barua 9, Ilad 9, Cua 7, Tang 5, Malabes 4, Batricevic 4, Co 2, Walsham 2.

ATENEO 58 -- Dizon 12, Tiu 9, Baclao 6, Laterre 6, Baldos 5, Reyes 5, Arao 4, De Guzman 3, Quimson 3, Barracoso 3, Escueta 2.

Quarters: 19-18, 32-32, 52-44, 69-58

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11-13-2006, 11:28 AM
Archers hit mark, down Eagles for 2nd win

The Philippine Star 11/13/2006

Beware the resurrected De La Salle Green Archers.

Their aim true and their resolve unflinching, the Green Archers shot their way to their second straight victory, cutting down their bitter rivals, the Ateneo Blue Eagles, 69-58, yesterday in the Filoil-Flying V Homegrown Invitational Cup at the packed Philsports Arena.

Steaming their way back to competitive basketball with an eye at regaining glory in the UAAP wars, the Green Archers, powered by Rico Maierhofer, broke away from a close first half, opening several double-digit leads in the third quarter to follow up their opening day win over the Letran Knights.

Ateneo came within six points in the fourth quarter, but La Salle stopped the rally with a clutch trey from JV Casio.

La Salle takes on reigning UAAP champion University of Santo Tomas on Wednesday, a battle between two of the league’s most dominant teams in the past two decades.

The Blue Eagles, meanwhile, absorbed their second straight loss in the tournament backed by Gerry’s Grill, Accel Sports, Millennium Plans, UABS Car Rental Services, Pepsi, Globe Telecommunications, Franz Burger, RJ100, Filpride USA 88 and Nike,

In the women’s game, the Ateneo Lady Eagles defeated the La Salle Lady Archers, 61-52, while the La Salle Greenies upset the Ateneo Blue Eaglets, the defending UAAP champions, 70-69.

The Greenies, fifth in the NCAA tournament, were up, 68-66, with Ateneo in possession, 20 seconds left.

John David Dumrique took the inbounds pass and buried a 3-point shot to give Ateneo a 69-68 lead.

With no timeout left for La Salle-GH, Ralph Liwag raced up court and was fouled by Kevin Gamboa with eight-tenths of a second left, hitting both free throws for the game-winner.

University of the Philippines and Jose Rizal U were still playing at press time in the other collegiate game.

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11-13-2006, 11:31 AM
Archers pound Eagles in Homegrown

www.abs-cbnnews.com


First the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Next the Santo Tomas Growling Tigers.

Beware the resurrected De La Salle Green Archers.

Their aim true and their resolve unflinching, the Green Archers shot their way to their second straight victory, cutting down their bitter rivals, the Ateneo Blue Eagles, 69-58, Sunday in the Filoil-Flying V Homegrown Invitational Cup at the packed Philsports Arena.

Steaming their way back to competitive basketball with an eye at regaining glory in the UAAP wars, the Green Archers, powered by Rico Maierhofer, broke away from a close first half, opening several double-digit leads in the third quarter to follow up their opening day win over the Letran Knights.

Ateneo came within six points in the fourth quarter, but La Salle stopped the rally with a clutch 3-point shot from JV Casio.

La Salle takes on reigning UAAP champion University of Santo Tomas on Wednesday, a battle between two of the league’s most dominant teams in the past two decades.

The Blue Eagles, meanwhile, absorbed their second straight loss in the tournament backed by Gerry’s Grill, Accel Sports, Millennium Plans, UABS Car Rental Services, Pepsi, Globe Telecommunications, Franz Burger, RJ100, Filpride USA 88 and Nike.

In the women’s game, the Ateneo Lady Eagles defeated the La Salle Lady Archers, 61-52, while the La Salle Greenies upset the Ateneo Blue Eaglets, the defending UAAP champions, 70-69.

The Greenies, fifth in the NCAA tournament, were up 68-66 with Ateneo in possession, 20 seconds left.

John David Dumrique took the inbounds pass and buried a 3-point shot to give Ateneo a 69-68.

Scores:

DLSU 69—Casio 15, Maierhofer 12, Barua 9, Ilad 9, Cua 7, Tang 5, Malabes 4, Batricevic 4, Co 2, Walsham 2.

ADMU 58—Dizon 12, Tiu 9, Baclao 6, Laterre 6, Baldos 5, Reyes 5, Arao 4, De Guzman 3, Quimson 3, Baracoso 3, Escueta 2.

Quarters: 19-18; 32-32; 52-44; 69-58.

GreenArrows
11-13-2006, 05:41 PM
To be frank, I too was surprised (happily however) with how our team played. But believe it or not, our team is far from reaching the form needed to be at the UAAP level. The boys were just excited to play and wanted to at least redeem something after the FMC2 loss. On my own analysis, DLSU is only about 55% of its potential. But, under Coach Franz's development plan, which is a constant every year, the team is where it is suppose to be AT THIS TIME! Slowly, the team will build up to about 80-85% when the UAAP starts and develop the remaining 20-15% by the time the UAAP elimination round ends. Thus, the team is expected to be 100% when the Final Four begins. AND NOT BEFORE!

Yesterday, was a convergence of many factors. Our team was highly motivated to win. They practiced hard until late Saturday since rumors were all around the Intal, Kramer, Escalona and Tiu would play. So they prepared themselves for that. When only Tiu was with your team during their warm ups, the spirit of our players, already at a high level before the game, became even higher when they saw the absence of the 3 'Kings'.

Also, the merger of your Team A and Team B players took its toll too. Obviously, for all the hustle and talent of your Team B players, they had obviously had little chance to jell with the rest of Team A. This was evident in your game with San Beda and it was more glaring last night. On an ordinary game day, given all of the above, at the very least, the game would have been tooth and nail.

But fate would not have it that way. Our team was determined to win. You could see it in their body language as they entered the court. A complete turn around from the FMC2 game when they entered the court listless, tired and obviously out of sync.

Again, DLSU is still a far cry from where the team should be by UAAP 70. And this, I said so much previously. Lurkinggood says "Reality is, DLSU has a very potent force come UAAP Season 70." That was exactly what I stated earlier was our ray of hope - our team in UAAP 70. I never said anything less. Check all the recent records of Coach Franz's teams during the off season. Except for FMC Summer 2004, DLSU has, at best, an average record. So much unlike UE which seems to win everything in sight in the off season but failing to win the UAAP crown. Also, from what we displayed in the FMC2 with your TEAM B, how could anyone have anticipated our team's performance last night? Definitely not me. Buti pa kayo if you anticipated it. But history was on my side. Unfortunately, history played a nasty trick on me yesterday and had DLSU winning. Heck, I never claimed to be Nostradamus.

Again, UAAP 70 is our one and only objective at this point. UST looks as the overwhelming favorite due to their almost intact line-up (only the injured Vizcarra and Evangelista will be leaving). They are having fun with their Coach and this, to me, is one of the keys to any championship. That the players have fun playing the game under their coach. UE will still be very dangerous. Except for Custodio, only a couple of role players will be leaving the team. From what I heard they have about 3 or 4 players ready to easily step up. One is a former player of Lyceum who will create headaches for his man. Adamson, if Bono decides to skip next year's PBA draft, will also be competitive and so will UP. FEU is a team in the making and, honestly, I do not expect them to come as together as they should be by UAAP 70. Also, NU seems to be developing by playing their main men in the PBL. Of course, ADMU has seen its faults. I do not expect them to sit still and do nothing about it. You have some promising upcomers from the Juniors and ADMU will reactivate Salamat, Rabeh and bring in Faith's behemoth, Kirk Long. There alone, you can see that your ray of hope is about a bright as ours. So don't fret too much about last night's game.

Last night's game is over and done. Let's move on to our next games and tournaments. Sheesh!!! We play UST this Wednesday. From the fying pan into the fire!!! That's what you call, duh!


P.S. Considering this is a discussion forum, here comes the next wave of cut and paste articles! I thought those cut pastes had their own forum already. I guess, just like last night's game, I was wrong.

gfy
11-13-2006, 07:28 PM
GA, Anton Montinola is making sure that FEU will be a strong contender next season. They're practicing almost everyday including Sunday under Glenn Capacio for the Homegrown Cup (they have to jell their team B which won the FMC with the 4 regulars left - Mangahas and Adolfo aren't playing). Conditioning is strictly monitored. They also have the personnel - shooters, height and quickness. Their tall centers are bulking up - yan lang extra rice lang sila kasi walang pambili ng steak sabi ni Coach Glenn hehe).

GreenArrows
11-13-2006, 08:01 PM
GA, Anton Montinola is making sure that FEU will be a strong contender next season. They're practicing almost everyday including Sunday under Glenn Capacio for the Homegrown Cup (they have to jell their team B which won the FMC with the 4 regulars left - Mangahas and Adolfo aren't playing). Conditioning is strictly monitored. They also have the personnel - shooters, height and quickness. Their tall centers are bulking up - yan lang extra rice lang sila kasi walang pambili ng steak sabi ni Coach Glenn hehe).


That's actually great to hear. It would be sad if the past few years' Final Four teams fail to make the Final Four next year. I remember the first time UST missed the Final Four after so many years of the 'new' UST-DLSU rivalry. I PMd altwegg and my other UST friends in PEX that we La Sallians would miss their presence in the Final Four. This is the same way i would feel if FEU failed to make the Final Four next year. Oh well, 8 more months to go and counting.

danny
11-15-2006, 02:51 AM
Better to downplay La Salle's chances instead of that H word.* ;D


hehehe.. shyboy, if this is what you guys call a "far-from-the-form-squad" , then you are on track for the coming UAAP season.. Many are expecting for a grand re-entry of La Salle.

GreenArrows
11-15-2006, 05:45 AM
Better to downplay La Salle's chances instead of that H word. ;D


hehehe.. shyboy, if this is what you guys call a "far-from-the-form-squad" , then you are on track for the coming UAAP season.. Many are expecting for a grand re-entry of La Salle.



A 'grand re-entry'? No naman siguro. We hope to have a team that has properly jelled by the time the tournament starts. Then, as the season progresses, we hope to win enough games to make the Final 4 with our eye on one of the spots with the twice-to-beat advantage. Then, when the Final Four starts, our team is expected to let it all out. It DOES NOT mean we will win it all, but we do hope to win some games next year. Please tell me one UAAP school which does not hope and expect the same as we do from our team? As the UAAP eliminations get going, I expect our team to lose several games. Hopefully not enough to bump us off the twice-to-beat advantage.

This has always been our objective in the past. This will continue to be our objective year in and year out. So, what 's new?

shyboy
11-15-2006, 07:33 AM
Better to downplay La Salle's chances instead of that H word.* ;D


hehehe.. shyboy, if this is what you guys call a* "far-from-the-form-squad" , then you are on track for the coming UAAP season..* Many are expecting for a grand re-entry of La Salle.



Hehehe, it was just pure grit, pride and focus that helped the team win last Sunday. It was fun though to see them win again with their patented "bulaga" press.

We can't say the team is on track as it's still a long ways to go. The Archers are still way off from the level they ought to be come UAAP time. They did very poorly against Letran in their previous game. If the UAAP starts today, the team may not be competitive enough to be contenders. Hopefully, though, they will be in form in time for Season 70, then peak by the 2nd round of elims or prior to the Final Four. That's how it is programmed for several years now.

So for the moment, we can not say we're hot and we'd rather downplay our chances for the meantime. It's difficult to get by when you're suspended and in limbo. :)

MonL
11-15-2006, 08:29 AM
Better to downplay La Salle's chances instead of that H word.* ;D


hehehe.. shyboy, if this is what you guys call a* "far-from-the-form-squad" , then you are on track for the coming UAAP season..* Many are expecting for a grand re-entry of La Salle.



Hehehe, it was just pure grit, pride and focus that helped the team win last Sunday.* It was fun though to see them win again with their patented "bulaga" press.*

We can't say the team is on track as it's still a long ways to go.* The Archers are still way off from the level they ought to be come UAAP time.* They did very poorly against Letran in their previous game.* If the UAAP starts today, the team may not be competitive enough to be contenders.* Hopefully, though, they will be in form in time for Season 70, then peak by the 2nd round of elims or prior to the Final Four.* That's how it is programmed for several years now.*

So for the moment, we can not say we're hot and we'd rather downplay our chances for the meantime.* *It's difficult to get by when you're suspended and in limbo.* :)



But the potential this team displayed in recent months as it developed....it ate up an 11 pt halftime deficit in three minutes in that FMC game vs. Ateneo-B, and now this: 6 points off turnovers in less than ten seconds. Patikim pa lang yan. Very scary.

peterstrauss
11-15-2006, 10:50 AM
So don't fret too much about last night's game.

Last night's game is over and done. Let's move on to our next games and tournaments. Sheesh!!! We play UST this Wednesday. From the fying pan into the fire!!! That's what you call, duh!



thank you for the kind words but.....

i don't believe the ateneo supporters would fret over the loss against dlsu in the homegrown cup. even in the uaap, we don't fret too much (maybe some fanatics do) but for the majority i can assure you, will not. we have been to the dark ages remember? besides we don't take basketball that seriously (as if all things or our lives depend on it). it is one of the varsity sports.

uaap or the homegrown cup is for how many months only (3 or at most 4). after that... what? it is not even a national event right? it is only among 8 universities.

sa_pula
11-15-2006, 05:30 PM
nagwagi ang ue kontra admu 86-74..

gameface_one
11-17-2006, 04:36 PM
Homegrown takes a break
Press Release



The FILOIL – FLYING V Homegrown Invitational Cup takes a break this weekend as it joins the rest of the Philippines in cheering, hoping and praying for a Manny Pacquiao victory in Las Vegas .

After three games of the tournament, the following have excelled and are leading the MVP statistical race: Rico Maierhoffer of the De Las Salle Green Archers leads the pack with 48 statistical points. He shares the lead with James Martinez of University of the East.

They are followed closely by Brian Faundo of the Letran Knights (45.4 SP), Pong Escobal of the San Beda Red Lions (45 SP) and Benedict Fernandez of the Far Eastern Tamaraws.

Maierhoffer has been instrumental in orchestrating the three La Salle wins in the tournament so far. In his last assignment versus the Santo Tomas U Tigers, he scored a double-double (11 points and 11 rebounds), coupled with 5 assists.

Martinez, in their recent win over the Ateneo Blue Eagles showed his steady shooting from the outside as he gunned down 18 points with two rebounds and four assists in his first assignment at the Homegrown Cup.

Faudo in his last two outings averaged 15 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Escobal’s lone game produced 18 points and seven assists. Fernandez’s impressive debut showed 13 points, three rebounds and seven assists.

Rounding up the top 10 in statistical points at the Filoil-
Flying V Homegrown Invitational Cup are Ogie Menor of San Beda (43 SP), Jayson Nocom of Jose Rizal (42 SP), Jim Bruce Viray of San Sebastian-R (41.5 SP), Mark Fampulme of UE (40 SP) and Reli Cervantes of FEU (40 SP).

The Filoil-Flying V Homegrown Invitational Cup resumes on November 24 with JRU facing UE in the 12 noon opening tiff. This will be followed by the UST vs. UP game at 2 p.m., DLSU vs. FEU at 4 p.m. The night cap features the ADMU Blue Eagles vs. the SSC Stags at 6 p.m.

The league is supported by Flying V Bio-Diesel, Filpride USA 88, Franz Burger, RJ100, Millennium Plans, Globe Telecom, Pepsi, Gerry’s Grill, Accel Sports, Nike and Filoil Portagas.