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gameface_one
02-07-2007, 03:17 PM
Partner's Cup: UV-CDO Bibbo Hotdogs drub DBC-Guardo/ Arthro
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 02/05/2007

There is nothing new for the University of the Visayas Green Lancers except their uniform, which now sports their corporate sponsor CDO Bibbo Hotdogs as they mercilessly routed the Don Bosco College-Guardo Arthro, 74-51 in the curtain raiser of the Partner's Cup basketball tournament yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Although they appeared a little bit rusty during the first two quarters because of the long break after winning their sixth title in the CESAFI last September, the Lancers took the lead following a shot from Cris Victor Diputado, 33-32, at halftime.

The lead of the Lancers even ballooned to 19 points, 56-37, at 3:00 in the third period.

They never had a hard time in controlling the game even as Rino Berame scored only four points as Morsie Akad topscored with 16 points.

June Colegado, Jonathan Aldave and Richard Vargas all finished with nine points for Arthro, who never showed resistance again as early from the third period up to the final horn.

The scores:

CDO-UV (74) - Akad 16, Lanete 9, Diputado 9, Pitogo 9, Sendrijas 8, Esperat 6, Lasala 6, Berame 4, Canoy 2, Omolon 2, Manigque 2, Arda 1

Guardo-Arthro Don Boco (51) - Vargas 9, Aldave 9, Colegado 9, Alferez 7, Calooy 5, Sunga 5, Abellanosa 3, Baring 2, Pedros 2, Blanco 2, Brigoli 2

Halftime: 33-32

gameface_one
02-08-2007, 10:02 AM
CDO Burger-UV eyes second win
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 02/08/2007

The CDO Burger-University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers are expected to tally another win tonight when they collide against El Rancho-Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildcats in the main game of the Partner’s Cup at the Cebu Coliseum.

In the opener, the Cebu Landmasters-USPF Panthers hope to bounce back from their 74-88 loss to the Virginia-USJ-R Jaguars last Tuesday even as USPF coach Raul Latonio Sr. takes no chances against Don Bosco of coach Rudy Enterina, claiming the Wildcats had a better manpower compared to his team.

Also last Tuesday, it was an auspicious debut for the Hapee-USC Warriors as all their 14 players scored in pulling off an 87-80 victory over the El Rancho-CIT.

Today, CDO-UV will again come up strong against El Rancho-CIT just like what they did against Guardo-Don Bosco in the opening day.

Joining CDO-UV with one win each are Metro Gaisano-UC, Virginia-USJ-R and Hapee-USC.

The CDO-UV still relies on tall men like Rino Berame and Eduardo Arda along with top point guards and deadly shooters in the likes of Von Harry Lanete, Jezar Esperat and Harlow Chad Villanil.

Niño Ramirez, Paul Joven and Enrico Llanto ignited a huge run towards the end of the fourth period.

Ramirez paced Hapee-USC with 17 points while Llanto had 11 points.

Sherwin Abobo had a career-high 38 points to lead El Rancho’s losing cause.

In the other game, the VFI Corned Beef-University of San Jose- Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars debuted with an 88-74 victory over Cebu Landmasters-USP.

Banking on experience, VFI-USJ-R had three key players scoring in double figures led by Bobby Hatague with 19 points. He was joined by Armand Ponce and Luther Justiniani.

Ponce and Justiniani had 17 and 16 points, respectively for the Jaguars, the third placer in last year’s CESAFI.

On the other hand, the undermanned Panthers had to use whatever available resources they have since they lacked players. Coach Raul Latonio even fielded in two rookies elevated from the high school ranks including Francis Dysam and Raymond Olivar. Dysam scored 12 points but Olivar was scoreless.

Top gunner Moncrif Rogado did not have enough playing time and scored only two points.

It was Randy Colonia and Bryan Travero, who topscored for Cebu Landmasters with 15 points apiece while sophomore Rodel Quinao added 11 points.

The scores

First game

VFI-USJR (88) — Hatague 19, Ponce 17, Justiniani 16, Gabas 7, Pogoy 7, Malinao 5, Antigua 4, Lapiz 4, Delfino 4, Arpay 2, Carilla 2, Bibera 1
Cebu Landmasters-USP (74) — Colonia 15, Travero 15, Dysan 12, Quinao 11, Ceniza 8, Gulane 4, Marata 3, Latonio 2, Rogado 2, Mancera 2

Second game

Hapee-USC (87) — Ramirez 17, Joven 12, Llanto 11, Igao 9, Padayao 9, Sharma 5, Gallarde 5, Blanes 4, Bercede 4, Dejano 3, Pardillo 3, Palos 3, Ferraren 1, Wang 1

El Rancho-CIT (80) — Abobo 38, Montealto 10, Aniñon 7, Cañete 7, Resilla 7, Capaning 7, Regis 6, Reyes 2 Halftime: 37-all

gameface_one
02-08-2007, 10:20 AM
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Warriors thwart CIT’s Abobo show
sunstar.com.ph


SHERWIN Abobo’s 38-point production in the Partners Cup caging was squandered as the El Rancho Corned Beef Loaf-Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats bowed to Hapee-University of San Carlos Warriors, 80-87, last Tuesday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Abobo, who scored almost half of his team’s overall output, kept El Rancho afloat in the early part of the game as they managed to keep up with the Warriors, the 2006 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc runner up. Both teams finished the first half at 37-all.

However, El Rancho head coach Alex dela Torre had to rest Abobo in the third period, after the top wingman incurred four fouls, starting El Rancho’s collapse.

USC took advantage of the big offensive hole left by Abobo, as it went on to splurge with a 25-16 blast, taking their lead to an insurmountable level, 62-53.

Brick wall

Abobo, virtually CIT’s one-man show, went back on court in the final frame, where he dispersed 13 points, but he ran into the Warriors’ brick wall, the resilient duo of Niño Ramirez and Enrico Llanto. The two denied CIT another chance to level the game.

Ramirez topscored for Hapee-USC as he scattered 17 points, while Llanto added 11.

In the other game, Virginia booster Hotdog-University of San Jose Recoletos Jaguars defeated Landmaster-University of Southern Philippines-Foundation, 88-74.

Bobby Hatague initiated the Jaguars’ assault with 19 points, while Bobby Ponce had 17. Luke Justiniani added 16 markers for Virginia.

USJ-R (88)—Hatague 19, Ponce 17, Justiniani 16, Gabas 7, Delfino 4, Antigua 4, Lapiz 4, Arpay 2, Carilla 2, Bibera 1. USPF (74)—Colonia 15, Travero 15, Quinao 11, Dysam 12, Ceniza 8, Gulane 4, Marata 3, Rogado 2, Mancera 2, Latonio 2

USC (87)—Ramirez 17, Joven 12, Llanto 11, Padayao 9, Igao 9, Gallarde 5, Sharma 5, Bercede 4, Blanes 4, Padillo 3, Dejano 3, Palo 3, Huang 1, Ferraren 1. CIT (80)—Abobo 38, Montealto 10, Aniñon 7, Resilla 7, Regis 6, Capaning 5, Cañete 5, Reyes 2. (MCB)

gameface_one
02-12-2007, 12:13 PM
Partner's Cup: CDO Hamburger-UV now 3-0
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 02/12/2007

The CDO Hamburger-UV Lancers remained unbeaten after scoring an 85-72 victory yesterday over the Cebu Landmasters-USPF Panthers in the Partner's Cup even as the VFI Hotdogs-USJ-R Jaguars defeated Guardo-Don Bosco, 86-69, in the opener at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Lancers took a 46-26 lead at the half but the Panthers came close by eight points, 61-53, at the third quarter.

However, the comeback was short-lived when CDO came strong towards the end of the fourth behind Ritchum Dennison, who collected 13 points, highlighted by four triples.

Harlow Chad Villanil, who was donning the UC jersey last year, joined Dennison in the scoring fray along with Michael Luga and Bomber Sendrijas as the three of them combined for 26 points. With their outside scoring so effective, CDO was not even worried for Rino Berame's two-point contribution as they improved their win-loss record to 3-0, handling USPF its third straight defeat.

The only consistent player from USPF was Dominic Ceniza, who led the offense for the second straight game, topping with 24 points while Rodel Quinao added 17 points and Moncrif Rogado finished with 10 points.

Earlier, the VFI Hotdogs, owned by CESAFI commissioner Felix O. Tikinhoy Jr., chalked up its second straight victory as it handed Guardo-Don Bosco its second loss in three games.

Bobby Hatague scored 13 points to pace the Jaguars while Luther Justiniani and Armand Ponce each scored 12 points for VFI.

Ian Calooy topscored for Don Bosco with 15 points.

The scores:

First Game:

VFI-USJR (86) - Hatague 13, Justiniani 12, Ponce 12, Delfino 10, Malinao 8, Gudez 6, Duran 5, Villahermosa 4, Pogoy 4, Antigua 4, Arpay 2, Carilla 2, Bibera 2

Guardo-Don Bosco (69)- Calooy 15, Alferez 11, Sunga11, Brigoli 7, Coligado 7, Vargas 7, Dela Rama 4, Abellanosa 3, Del Rosario 3, Villaver 3, Litorja 2 Halftime: 38-29

Second Game:

CDO-UV (85) - Dennison 13, Luga 10, Villanil 10, Omolon 7, Lanete 6, Esperat 6, Sendrijas 6, Akad 5, Diputado 4, Canoy 4, Berame 2, Lasala 2, Pitogo 2, Manigque 2

Cebu Landmasters-USP (72) - Ceniza 24, Quinao 17, Rogado 10, Latonio 7, Travero 5, Gulane 4, Dysam 3, Muñez 2 Halftime: 46-26

gameface_one
02-26-2007, 09:50 AM
Partner's Cup VFI-USJR stuns Gaisano Metro-UC
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 02/25/2007

Coming off from a sorry loss to El Rancho-CIT last week, the VFI-USJR played smartly and humbled solo leader Gaisano Metro-UC, 102-92, even as the Skygo-SWU fashioned out a huge 94-75 victory over Guardo-Don Bosco yesterday in the Partner's Cup at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Jaguars did not allow 6-8 Junemar Fajardo from getting his place in the paint thus preventing the other UC gunners in the likes of Allain Abellanosa, Jonathan Canceran and Janssen Abella from doing their tricks.

Manny Gabas and John Malinao also took the better out of Fajardo by playing one-on-one defense. In fact, Gabas, who is sometimes swatted by Fajardo, topscored for the Jaguars with 21 points and Luther Justiniani won in his match-up against Abellanosa, scoring 20 points.

Gabas and Justiniani had a nice scoring back-up from Armand Ponce and Malinao, who scored 18 and 15 points, respectively.

The victory gave VFI a 3-1 win-loss record while Gaisano Metro-UC dropped to 4-1 win-loss record and to tie with UV but the Webmasters still holds the number one spot via the winner-over-the-other rule.

Fajardo scored 15 points to lead UC as Abatayo finished with 14 points and Abellanosa was limited to just 12 points.

Canceran and Abella had 10 points each for UC.

Earlier, Clifford Maguate finished with 23 points to pace Skygo-SWU while Alfred Belande and Eric Zanoria had 12 points apiece as the Cobras improved their win-loss record to 3-3.

Don Bosco, now with 1-4 win-loss record, was led by Jake Alferez with 14 points and Lester Sunga added 10 points.

The scores:

First Game:

Skygo-SWU (94) - Maguate 23, Belande 12, Zanoria 12, Canoigo 11, Gianchand 10, Villegas 7, Jalandoni 6, Litorja 4, Escober 3, Tragico 2, Cabahug 2, Yap 2

Guardo-Don Bosco (75) - Alferez 14, Sunga 10, Del Rosario 9, Calooy 8, Dela Rama 7, Coligado 7, Aldave 6, Pedros 6, Brigoli 4, Villaver 2, Abellanosa 1 Halftime: 50-26

Second Game:

VFI-USJR (102) - Gabas 21, Justiniani 20, Ponce 18, Malinao 15, Arpay 6, Antigua 5, Hatague 4, Villahermosa 4, Carilla 2, Bibera 2, Lapiz 2

Gaisano-UC (92) - Fajardo 15, Abatayo 14, Abellanosa 12, Canceran 10, Abella 10, Cipriano 6, Juliane 6, Flanco 6, Mamalias 6, Ceniza 3, Cadayong 2, Agas 2 Halftime: 46-42

JonarSabilano
02-26-2007, 06:13 PM
Partner's Cup VFI-USJR stuns Gaisano Metro-UC
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 02/25/2007

The Jaguars did not allow 6-8 Junemar Fajardo from getting his place in the paint thus preventing the other UC gunners in the likes of Allain Abellanosa, Jonathan Canceran and Janssen Abella from doing their tricks.



Wow. Another big guy in the mold of Rino Berame. Is Fajardo still enrolled at UC, or is he a guest player?

pachador
03-01-2007, 08:02 AM
is the new Partner's cup of CESAFI similar in intent to the PBL?? where each team is a mix of college(younger) players and commercial league(mas tigulang) players ? I hope this is the case because it will increase the level of competition and skill levels of the college players........

gameface_one
03-01-2007, 10:39 AM
El Rancho-CIT, Virginia-USJ-R eye back-to-back wins;

Hapee-USC, Metro Gaisano UC look to bounce back


Cebu Daily News
Last updated 01:12pm (Mla time) 02/28/2007


Games today, February 28, 2007:
Cebu Coliseum
4:30 p.m. - Gaisano Metro/UC vs. El Rancho/CIT
6 p.m. - Hapee/USC vs. Virginia/USJ-R

Two teams try to ride the crest of their impressive victories last week, while two others hope to bounce back from their humiliating losses as the Partner's Cup basketball tournament resumes on Wednesday at the Cebu Coliseum.

The El Rancho-Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildcats and the Virginia-University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars take on separate foes during Wednesday's twinbill, hoping to replicate their huge victories over favored teams last week.

The Wildcats take on Metro Gaisano-University of Cebu (UC) in the first game while the Jaguars lock horns with Hapee-University of San Carlos (USC) in the main game.

El Rancho-CIT finally barged into the win column after Gerry Lumongsod sank a buzzer-beating trey to upset USJ-R, 81-79, last week.

USJ-R, on the other hand, bounced back to rout the Webmasters last Saturday, 102-80.

While the Wildcats and the Jaguars try to start a winning streak, the Warriors and the Webmasters look to rebound from separate losses.

Hapee-USC is coming off a 80-108 loss to the CDO Hamburger-University of the Visayas Green Lancers. The setback was the first for USC in the tournament.

The Webmasters' defeat against the Jaguars, on the other hand, was a surprise since they were coming from an inspiring 73-67 victory over the University of the Visayas (UV) prior to that game.

Allain Abellanosa, Kane Abatayo and Jonathan Canceran are raring to bounce back from their sub-par performance last weekend as they try to give UC a share of the lead in the standings with UV.

The Webmasters (4-1) are sitting in second place behind UV (5-1) while the Warriors are not far behind with a 2-1 (win-loss) slate. CIT is hugging the cellar with a 1-4 record. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

AnthonyServinio
03-02-2007, 07:26 AM
is the new Partner's cup of CESAFI similar in intent to the PBL?? where each team is a mix of college(younger) players and commercial league(mas tigulang) players ? I hope this is the case because it will increase the level of competition and skill levels of the college players........


* * *The eligibility rules for the ongoing CeSAFI Partners Cup are a relaxed version of the rules during the regular CeSAFI held during the first semester.* In general, the school may field any player as long as he is enrolled and not more than 25(?) years of age.* The teams cannot recruit "imports", even their own alumni.

* * *Hence, the schools may field players who exhausted their varsity eligibility but still studying, Team B players, transfer players undergoing residency and in the case of USPF, graduating seniors from their own junior team.

* * *To be fair, the corporate partners were assigned through raffle.* It can be said that this Partners Cup is a good preview for the Seventh CeSAFI later this year.

pachador
03-02-2007, 08:51 AM
is there a vis-min league already with teams that are a mix of college players and alumni(ex-pbl or ex-pba ,etc ) players ?? thanks

MVBA
03-02-2007, 10:16 AM
is there a vis-min league already with teams that are a mix of college players and alumni(ex-pbl or ex-pba ,etc ) players ?? thanks


Click this>>> Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (http://www.gameface.ph/forums/index.php?board=30.0)

pachador
03-02-2007, 01:50 PM
maayo kana para mahasa ang mga college players ug samot.(thats good so the college players' skills will be sharpened and toughened by playing against the older ex-pros)






is there a vis-min league already with teams that are a mix of college players and alumni(ex-pbl or ex-pba ,etc ) players ?? thanks


Click this>>> Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (http://www.gameface.ph/forums/index.php?board=30.0)

Semenelin
03-02-2007, 03:44 PM
ganda cguro kung may friends games between MVBA and the PBL. knowledge sharing and pampataas na rin ng kumpyansa ng mga players.that plus the experience and exposure would benefit all.

MVBA
03-02-2007, 04:41 PM
ganda cguro kung may friends games between MVBA and the PBL. knowledge sharing and pampataas na rin ng kumpyansa ng mga players.that plus the experience and exposure would benefit all.

* * *We have already played a pair of weeklong warm-up tournaments involving guest teams from the PBL -- TeleTech Titans in the Invitational Cup last August and Henkel-Sista Super Sealers in the recent Cebu City Charter Cup last February.

* * *You may find out more about these tournaments by clicking HERE (http://www.gameface.ph/forums/index.php?board=30.0).

gameface_one
03-06-2007, 05:13 PM
Landmaster-USPF eyes first win in Partner's Cup
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 03/06/2007

The Cebu Landmaster-University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) shoots for that elusive first win as it takes on a resurgent Hapee-University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors today in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI)-organized Partner's Cup collegiate men's basketball at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Cebu Landmaster and Happe slug it out in the main match at 6 pm, right after the El Rancho-Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildcats battle the Guardo-Don Bosco in the opening match at 4:30 pm.

The Cebu Landmaster-USPF is currently mired at the cellar with a woeful 0-6 win-loss record. For sure, the Panthers will go out for the win to avoid an ambarrassing seven-game shutdown in the elimination round.

For them to triumph, the Cebu Landmaster of coach Raul Latonio, Sr. and his rookie-laden crew must put up a solid endgame performance.

In its two previous games, the Cebu Landmaster-backed Panthers had good chances of winning but fumbled down the homestretch, allowing Guaordo-Don Bosco to steal the game it almost placed in the bag, 71-75, in overtime last February 8.

Just recently, the Cebu Landmaster played well in more than three quarters, but folded up in the windup to drop a 70-74 decision to El Rancho-CIT. Those literal hardcourt tragedies would have paved the way for the Cebu Landmasters to be in better position than the others.

The Cebu Landmaster is led by veterans Dominic Ceniza, Bryan Travero and Jason Bartolabac. They will play alongside Jeremiah Ayn Latonio, Moncrif Rogado, John Gulane, Henry Mancera and maybe Randy Colonia, who did not show up in their past two games.

The 3-2 Hapee, which scored the highest winning margin so far of 32 points in the Partner's Cup via a 90-58 decision over Don Bosco last Friday, is powered by Niño Ramirez, Ryan Carlo Padayao, James Tagalog, Jomel Igao and Paul Joven, among others.

On the other hand, the 2-4 El Rancho hopes to improve its record when it goes up against the 1-5 Don Bosco.

El Rancho boasts of Sherwin Abobo, Emilio Aniñon, Marvin Abapo, Ronel Villarba, Ryan Montealto, Sherwin Resilla and Jerry Lumongsod.

Don Bosco relies on Lester Sunga, Celso Coligado, Jake Alferez, Jonatahan Aldave, Russel Litorja, Ian Calooy and Christopher de la Rama.

The Partner's Cup elimination round will end on Thursday, with CDO-UV and VFI-USJR, which are currently tied with 5-1 winloss cards, disputing the number one spot.

A UV win will give the Lancers the no. 1 spot, but a loss will give the Metro Gaisano-UC the top ranking istead. A victory by USJ-R will install the Jaguars as the number one seed followed by UC and UV at second and third, respectively.

gameface_one
03-10-2007, 09:47 AM
Crucial matches in store as elimination phase ends
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 03/08/2007

Powerhouse CDO Hamburger-University of the Visayas (UV) Lancers and strong contender VFI Hotdogs-University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars will arrange a featured showdown today to dispute the top spot at the end of the Partner's Cup elimination round at the Cebu Coliseum.

However, UV and USJ-R need to watch over Metro Gaisano-University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters, which also sports a 5-1 win-loss record for the lead.

The Webmasters could take the top spot in the event that they will win over archrival Hapee-University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors in the featured bill capping the 28-game elimination round, which kicked off February 4.

What makes tonight's matches so interesting is that a win by UV over USJ-R will be UC's gain because the Lancers lost to the Webmasters the last time around, 67-73.

But if USJ-R upsets UC, the Jaguars will take the number one spot and UV will slide down third place with UC taking the number two spot via the winner over the other rule.

After today's elimination round, the top four teams will gain a twice-to-beat advantage. The no. 1 qualifier takes on the no. 8, the 2 vs. 7, no. 3 vs.6 and no. 4 vs. 5.

The top four winners will then advance to the semifinals with the no. 1 going up against the no. 4 and the no. 2 against no. 3 in a best-of-three series after which the two winners will play for the finals and the losers for third place.

The scores:

Hape-USC (84) - Ramirez 16, Ferraren 14, Igao 12, Padayao 8, Joven 8, Blanes 6, Gallarde 5, Wang 4, Tagalog 2, Dejaño 2, Padillo 2

Cebu Landamster-USP-F (55) - Ceniza 15, Bartolabac 9, Mancera 9, Dysam 7, Rogado 4, Muñez 4, Gulane 4, Travero 2, Tiro 2 Halftime: 44-26

gameface_one
03-25-2007, 06:53 PM
CESAFI PARTNER'S CUP BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: VFI/USJ-R and Skygo/SWU dispute last final slot today
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 03/25/2007

Once more in yet another crucial moment, the VFI Hotdogs-sponsored University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars and the Skygo backed-Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras will engage in another strenuous hardcourt battle for the second and last finals berth of the Partner's Cup collegiate basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum.

The lone knockout encounter is scheduled at 4 pm.

The Jaguars, who are sponsored by La Fortuna Hotel owner Lorenz "Chao" Sy, will try to reassert their dominance over the Cobras, whom they swept in the race-to-three finals to claim the historic first ever championship of the Visayas Amateur Athletic Association (VAAA) last Wednesday at the USC Main Gym.

Despite winning seven of their last eight meetings, there is no reason for the Jaguars to underestimate the Cobras, who are brimming with confidence following their 79-73 win in Game 2 in the Partner's Cup best-of-three semifinals to forge today's sudden-death duel.

Hence, it would be so much of a misfortune for the Cobras if they lose tonight because this is their last chance to seek redemption and exact vengeance at the Jaguars.

The winner of the USJR-SWU showdown will set up a best-of-five title showdown with the CDO Hamburger-University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers, while the loser will battle the Metro Gaisano-University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters for the third place trophy in a winner-take-all affair.

As usual, USJ-R head coach Edito Salacuot will compliment their lack of ceiling with their explosive guards, whom Cobras' coach Dodie Miego is lacking right now in his young, but promising squad.

Lyndon Gudez is always a major component of the Jaguars' winning formula because in two games where he became topscorer, they won. USJ-R can offset their inferior frontcourt when their guards are actively involved in offense.

On the contrary, the Cobras are gaining strength at the post, but not at the backcourt. The last time around in VAAA, the Cobras relied too much on their big men but faltered in the homestretch in the absence of playmakers.

Miego should not be afraid to gamble on his guards because it is very important for them to cross at midcourt then set-up a play rather than committing a backcourt violation and let the Jaguars translate it into points.

The Cobras should also be smart enough to recognize who are hot and who are not. In the VAAA where they have the chance to stay alive, Ritchie Jalandoni, one of the heroes in their Game 2 victory, was benched the entire game. It was so costly because at 6-4, Jalandoni can match up with either Randy Pogoy, John Malinao or Manny Gabas.

The Cobras are actually a dangerous team if all their big men play smart in the likes of Gilbert Gallarde, Clifford Maguate, Richard Gianchang, Mariano Canonigo, James Cabahug and Jalandoni. Alfred Belande and Chris Litorja are both explosive armament too.

The Jaguars, on the other hand, will have Gudez, Malinao, Luther Justiniani, Armand Ponce, Archie Antigua, Jessmar Villahermosa and Bobby Hatague as their top guns against the Cobras.

gameface_one
03-25-2007, 07:02 PM
JUDGMENT DAY
USJ-R Jaguars, SWU Cobras dispute last finals berth



Cebu Daily News
Last updated 08:19am (Mla time) 03/25/2007


TOP seed Virginia-University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars and the Skygo-Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras dispute the last finals seat today when they square off in the deciding Game Three of the Partner's Cup semifinals at the Cebu Coliseum.

The two teams have engaged in a weeklong battle that has been waged in two separate tournaments. After splitting the first two games in the Partner’s Cup semis, with the Jaguars winning Game One, 90-82, and the Cobras taking Game Two, 79-76, USJ-R swept SWU in the best-of-three finals of the Visayas Amateur Athletic Association basketball tournament to take the first-ever championship trophy of the neophyte inter-school league.

Today, the Cobras are aching to exact revenge against their tormentors as they try to deny the Jaguars a chance at yet another title early in the season.

The winner of today’s game will face the mighty CDO Hamburger-University of the Visayas Green Lancers in a best-of-five championship series which starts on Tuesday.

With momentum clearly on their side, the wards of USJ-R head coach Edito Salacot aims for back-to-back finals appearances in what has been a tremendous year for the Jaguars so far.

Expected to lead the Jaguars are Armand Ponce and streaky wingman Luther Justiniani.

On the other hand, the Cobras are looking to reclaim their basketball glory with a win in today's rubbermatch.

With a slew of perimeter snipers such as Alfred Belande, Chris Litorja and Gilbert Gallarde, and athletic big men like Clifford Maguate, Richard Gianchand and Mariano Canonigo, the Cobras will be putting up one big fight against the heavily favored Jaguars.

However, the lack of a dependable point guard will continue to haunt SWU, as it has consistently shown considerable weakness in the face of USJ-R’s frenetic full court press.

gameface_one
04-01-2007, 08:24 PM
Lancers post commanding 2-0 lead over VFI/USJ-R in Partner’s Cup finals
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 04/01/2007

The CDO Hamburger-University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers wasted away a 22-point advantage, but recovered in time to chop down the VFI Happy Booster Hotdogs-backed University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars and take a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five Partner’s Cup basketball finals the other night at the Cebu Coliseum.

The CDO-UV Lancers could wrap up the crown via sweep with another victory in Game 3 at 5 pm tomorrow still at the Cebu Coliseum.

The next game of the series, however, will be a different picture because CDO-UV and VFI/USJ-R will be playing without Rino Berame and Randy Pogoy, respectively.

Berame and Pogoy will serve an automatic one-game suspension after being ejected in Game 2 due to a heated altercation with 3:18 left in the third period and the Lancers leading by 12 points, 52-40.

Even without Berame, the Lancers managed to break the game wide, 66-44, but just as when the pro-UV crowd was expecting another blowout, the Jaguars proved them wrong by staging a major rally that put the Lancers’ in disarray.

From that juncture, the Lancers were outscored by the Jaguars, 34-17. Since Pogoy was gone, the Jaguars were so inspired with John Malinao manning the post and Armand Ponce, Lyndon Gudez and Luther Justiniani hitting well from the field.

The Jaguars were just unfortunate that they ran out of time when Jessmar Villahermosa darted in a triple to pull them within, 78-82, with only nine seconds left in the contest.

By staying close, Jaguars showed they were doing their homework and what adjustments are in store for them will be known in Game 3.

CDO-UV team owner Jerome Ong is expected to witness the game tomorrow when the Lancers hope to paint the town red in celebration of a 3-0 shutout sweep.

Morsie Akad topscored for the Lancers with 18 points, while Von Harry Lanete also waxed hot with 16 points. Bomber Sendrijas was also of big help to UV by exploding 12 of his 15 markers in the third period.

Berame scored only four for the Lancers, while Pogoy had a silent two points for the Jaguars.

Ponce led the Jaguars with 15 points, Malinao had 14 points followed by Gudez with 13 and Luther Justiniani with 12.

The Jaguars raced to 9-0 start, but the Lancers countered with an 11-0 run to grab the lead for good, 11-9. UV closed the first quarter with a 21-14 edge, limiting USJ-R to only five points since it unloaded nine-to-nothing blast.

The scores

CDO-UV (85) - Akad 18, Lanete 16, Sendrijas 15, Esperat 9, Luga 8, Berame 4, Omolon 4, Diputado 3, Villanil 3, Arda 2, Canoy 1

VFI-USJR (80) - Ponce 15, Malinao 14, Gudez 13, Justiniani 12, Villahermosa 8, Gabas 7, Hatague 3, Delfino 2, Pogoy 2 Halftime: 34-32