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AnthonyServinio
01-23-2006, 11:14 PM
A new league for South Philippines?
by Anthony E. Servinio


CEBU City – If plans do not miscarry, a new basketball league will add itself next year to the many leagues already playing in the Philippines.

Several investors from Southern Philippines are laying the groundwork for the Mindanao-Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA).* As the name suggests, the league will be based in the said area, divided into two conferences.

Leading the proponents of the project are the multi-titled M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City Jewelers, the reigning United Regional Basketball League (URBL) champions.* The Jewelers have won virtually all tournaments they joined in the last 12 months, traveling to as far as the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Valencia and Sogod, Southern Leyte in search of competition.

Among the teams being eyed are from the cities of Iloilo, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Ormoc plus another Cebu team for the Visayas.* The Mindanao entries may come from the cities of General Santos, Valencia, Cagayan de Oro, Pagadian, Iligan and two from Davao.

Apparently, a big come-on for the team is the much-reduced costs in travel expenses.* Trips within Mindanao will be by land while short ferryboat ride will connect Mindanao and the Visayan islands.

The teams will be encouraged to have rosters consisting of local talents.* However, recruits from other areas especially Luzon will not be discouraged but will be limited.* The new league will mean only good news as it opens new opportunities for hundreds of players, coaches and support staff in basketball-crazy Philippines.



Asia-Basket (December 7, 2005) (http://www.asia-basket.com)

AnthonyServinio
01-23-2006, 11:29 PM
CEBU CITY -- This is the summary of the First Governor Gwen Garcia Cup, the very first preseason activity of the newly-organized Mindanao-Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) held from December 16 to 19, 2005 at the New Cebu City Coliseum. The MVBA will begin regular season hostilities next month.

Final Rankings
Champion -- GenSan PacMan
Second Place -- M. Lhuillier-Cebu
Third Place -- Bacchus-Manila, West Negros College

Most Valuable Player -- Roderick Ramos (GSC)

Team Standings
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 2-1
GenSan PacMan 2-1
Bacchus-Manila 1-2
West Negros College 1-2

December 19 (Mon) --New Cebu City Coliseum
Championship: GenSan PacMan d. M. Lhuillier-Cebu, 91-88 (OT)
GSC: Roderick Ramos 22 points, Apol Coronado 17 points
CEB: Woodraw Enriquez 18 points, James Laygo 17 points

December 18 (Sun) --New Cebu City Coliseum
GenSan PacMan d. West Negros College, 69-55
GSC: Roderick Ramos 29 points, Louie Medalla 12 points
BCD: Ely Olarte 14 points, Deocadiz 12 points

M. Lhuillier-Cebu d. Bacchus-Manila, 84-68
CEB: Jayford Rodriguez 23 points, James Laygo 15 points
MLA: Kenneth Coyukang 15 points, Jay-R Aquino 12 points, Frederick Hubalde 12 points

December 17 (Sat) --New Cebu City Coliseum
M. Lhuillier-Cebu d. West Negros College, 97-83
CEB: Enrico Llanto 18 points, Jayford Rodriguez 16 points, Danny Aying 16 points
BCD: Ely Olarte 19, Stanley Tizon 18

Bacchus-Manila d. GenSan Pacman, 89-79
MLA: Jay-R Aquino 17 points, Magnum Membrere 17 points
GSC: Norberto Farrochilen 18 points, Roderick Ramos 13 points

December 16 (Fri) -- New Cebu City Coliseum
West Negros College d. Bacchus-Manila, 81-73
BCD: Sanny Abaring 16 points, Vengie Vergara 14 points, Ely Olarte 14 points
MLA: Britt Carlo Reroma 21 points, Magnum Membrere 20 points

GenSan PacMan d. M. Lhuillier-Cebu, 86-80
GSC: Roderick Ramos 19 points, Norberto Farrochilen 18 points
CEB: Jayford Rodriguez 17 points, James Laygo 14 points

gameface_one
01-26-2006, 04:51 PM
Ballpals pride makes it to local MVBA team
By Lynde Salgados
sunstar.com.ph

HE'S not getting any younger. But Baloy Fernandez's fine showing in the 1st Southland caging that earned for him the inter-club's MVP trophy also paved the way for his selection in the Cagayan de Oro team that will soon compete in the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) league.

"We're very proud of him. And it's an honor that we're able to put up a team in Southland event diin nakita nga puwede pa si Baloy," said MRD Metal Trading Ballpals coach James Abucejo upon learning the good news.

Remboy Pastrano, assistant to CDO head coach Boy Dacoco, earlier told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro that the veteran leadership of Fernandez will be a big help to the local squad's campaign in the MVBA's inaugural show.

Dacoco has yet to announce the final list of his 15-man roster, even as local standouts such as Mark Apepe, Edmund Tilap, Getubig and Daayata looked prime to also make the cut.

A more established Misor Team of Governor Oscar S. Moreno is expected to do better, however, than its CDO counterpart with marquee cagers like Jayson Alfeche and Babart Acaylar in their lineup.

"Advantage kaayo ang Misor tungod kay mismo si Moreno aktibo man nga gadula sa basketball. So, anaa iyang kasingkasing ug suporta sa team," one observer said.

The MVBA's pre-season games for Mindanao will be hosted by Iligan city on January 30 to February 3.

Barring unforeseen glitches, MVBA will kick off its season-opening conference on February 17 at a still undisclosed venue.

MVBA organizer Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba also cited GenSan "Pacman" of Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, Digos (Davao Oriental), Montaña Pawnshop (Davao city), Butuan and Surigao of Governor Lyndon Barbers among the league's pioneering teams.

AnthonyServinio
01-31-2006, 11:02 AM
WHAT: MVBA Mayor Lawrence Cruz Cup

WHEN: January 30, 2006 to February 3, 2006

WHERE: Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology Gym (Iligan City, Lanao del Norte)

WHO: M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala, Cagayan de Oro City, Montana-Davao, GenSan PacMan and Iligan City

HOW:
- five teams playing a single-round robin elimination (four games per team)
- team with the best win-loss record wins the championship
- three-men officiating crew by BARECOM-Mindanao

January 30 (Mon) - MSU-IIT Gym
3:00PM Motorcade/Opening Ceremonies
5:30PM Montana-Davao vs. M. Lhuillier-Cebu
7:30PM CDO vs. Iligan

January 31 (Tue) - MSU-IIT Gym
5:30PM CDO vs. GenSanPacMan
7:30PM Iligan vs. M. Lhuillier-Cebu

February 1 (Wed) - MSU-IIT Gym
5:30PM Montana-Davao vs. CDO
7:30PM GenSan PacMan vs. Iligan

February 2 (Thu) - MSU-IIT Gym
5:30PM M. Lhuillier-Cebu vs. CDO
7:30PM GenSan PacMan vs. Montana-Davao

February 3 (Fri) - MSU-IIT Gym
5:30PM Iligan vs. Montana-Davao
730PM M. Lhuillier-Cebu vs. GenSan PacMan

Note: Schedule subject to change.

AnthonyServinio
01-31-2006, 11:34 AM
* * *ILIGAN CITY -- Routs marked the opening day Monday (January 30) of the First Mayor Lawrence L. Cruz Cup, a preseason tournament of the newly organized Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology Gym.

* * *Host Iligan City gave Mayor Lawrence Cruz a fitting gift on his birthday by blasting Cagayan de Oro City, 131-108, in a very entertaining match highlighted by dunks, accurate three-point shots and crisp fastbreaks.* Alex Bognot and Michael Bangloy powered Iligan to a 75-55 edge at the half.* Cagayan fought back behind the quartet of Mark Apepe, Rocky Sanchez, Ranilo Nunez and Resty Getubig to threaten with 6:23 left in the final period, 99-103.* That was the closest Cagayan got through as Bognot played fireman as he pushed Iligan back to a 10-point lead, 109-99.* The Iligan role players finished the game with a 22-9 blitz and seal their first win in the five-team tournament organized by the MVBA and the Iligan City Amateur Basketball Association (ICABA) and sponsored by ML Kwarta Padala.

* * *Bognot scattered a game-high 38 points followed by Bangloy with 23 points.* Apepe topped Cagayan de Oro with 35 points while Nunez added 27.

* * *In the opening game, M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu creamed rival Montana-Davao, 87-60.* Montana took a slim 18-17 advantage after the first period.* Veterans Marlon Piodo and Aldrin Ocanada then came off the bench to score a combined 10 points and the defense limited Montana to only nine markers in the second period to put M. Lhuillier ahead for good at the half, 38-27.* Young guns Jayford Rodriguez, Enrico Llanto, Ariel Mepana and Mark Ababon put the finishing touches on the masterful win.

* * *Rodriguez led M. Lhuillier with 21 points, 15 in the second half, while Llanto added 10 points.* Montana skipper Randy Panerio paced his side with 15 followed by Dado Ayson with 14 markers.

* * *The fifth team in the tournament, PacMan-General Santos owned by world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, drew a bye.

How They Scored:

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (87) -- Rodriguez 21, Llanto 10, Mepana 8, Ababon 8, Manigo 7, Enriquez 5, Piodo 5, Ocanada 5, Caputolan 5, Aying 5, Ramirez 4, Tangarorang 2, Garcia 2.

* * *MONTANA-DAVAO (60) -- Panerio 15, Ayson 14, Bajenting 6, Abanes 5, Guno 4, Quibod 3, Mejorada 3, Maraon 3, Tibudan 3, Te 2, Olegario 2, Bonifacio 0, Amogues 0.

* * *Period Scores: 17-18, 38-27, 58-44, 87-60.

* * *ILIGAN (131) -- Bognot 38, Bangloy 23, Pagaling 14, Araman 13, Serino 10, Sapiler 10, Pendang 6, Marata 4, Era 4, Cosingan 4, Verdad 3, Baccay 2, Lebomfacil 0.

* * *CAGAYAN DE ORO (108) -- Apepe 35, Nunez 27, Getubig 20, R. Sanchez 16, Bahuyo 6, Bularon 2, Castro 2, Gagno 2, M. Sanchez 0, Tilap 0, P. Sanchez 0.

* * *Period Scores: 37-31, 75-55, 91-83, 131-108.

AnthonyServinio
02-01-2006, 11:54 AM
TEAM STANDINGS
M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu 2-0
PacMan-General Santos 1-0
Iligan City 1-1
Montana-Davao 0-1
Cagayan de Oro 0-2

* * *ILIGAN CITY -- PacMan-General Santos, owned by world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, made a strong debut while the multi-titled M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers grabbed the solo lead in the First Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Mayor Lawrence L. Cruz Cup at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) Gym Tuesday evening (January 31).

* * *The Jewelers bucked a slow start to put away host Iligan City, 108-75.* Trailing after one quarter, 21-27, the Jewelers turned to new recruit and CeSAFI MVP Mark Ababon who exploded for 12 points in the second period and turn the tables for good by the break, 48-42.* Ababon then conspired with Jayford Rodriguez to blow the game wide open in the second half and tally their second win in as many games.

* * *Rodriguez finished with 24 points, 19 in the second half, while Ababon followed with 21 and Enrico Llanto with 14.* Eric Araman topped Iligan with 19 followed by Alex Bognot with 17.* Iligan levelled its card at 1-1.

* * *The team with the best record after the single-round robin will win the championship in the tournament organized by the MVBA and the Iligan City Amateur Basketball Association (ICABA).

* * *In the first game, PacMan played like its famous owner and quickly went for the knockout win over Cagayan de Oro, 125-85.* Noel Sandoval punctured the hoop en route to a 16-point output in the opening period pushing PacMan ahead, 41-24.* PacMan did not stop there, beating their opponents to submission, leading by 51 points after three periods, 108-57.* That was all they needed as they coasted to the easy win, sending a message to the rest of the field.

* * *Sandoval topped PacMan with 21 points, backed up by Jonjon Gonzaga with 17.* Four other PacMan stalwarts scored in twin digits.* Mark Apepe paced Cagayan de Oro with 22 followed by Ranilo Nunez with 17.

How They Scored:

* * *PACMAN-GENSAN (125) -- Sandoval 21, Gonzaga 17, Recustodio 13, Farochillen 13, Medalla 12, Coronado 12, Tadena 9, Locsin 8, Santander 5, Dennison 5, Madera 4, Cabanlit 2, Daja 2, Deligerio 2.

* * *CAGAYAN DE ORO (85) -- Apepe 22, Nunez 17, Getubig 12, Gagno 12, P. Sanchez 6, R. Sanchez 5, Valencia 4, Fernandez 4, Bularon 3, Bahuyo 0, M. Sanchez 0, Tilap 0, Daayata 0.

* * *Period Scores: 41-24, 78-42, 108-57, 125-85.

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (108) -- Rodriguez 24, Ababon 21, Llanto 14, Enriquez 8, Manigo 7, Mepana 6, Ramirez 6, Caputolan 6, Tangarorang 5, Aying 4, Ocanada 4, Garcia 3, Piodo 0.

* * *ILIGAN (75) -- Araman 19, Bognot 17, Bangloy 12, Marata 7, Sapiler 6, Cosingan 5, Pagaling 4, Era 2, Baccay 2, Lebomfacil 1, Verdad 0.

* * *Period Scores: 21-27, 48-42, 71-59, 108-75.

bchoter
02-01-2006, 12:01 PM
Is Rocky Sanchez the NU sophomore? If yes, will this not affect his UAAP eligibility?

AnthonyServinio
02-01-2006, 12:14 PM
CAGAYAN DE ORO
4 Ramsey BAHUYO
5 Cris BULARON
6 Alfrick CASTRO
7 Mark APEPE (Captain)
8 Richie MUNOZ
9 Rocky SANCHEZ
10 Michael SANCHEZ
11 Restycel GETUBIG
12 Raphael TILAP
13 Paul VALENCIA
14 P.J. SANCHEZ
15 Jospher DAAYATA
16 Marlon GAGNO
17 Mario FERNANDEZ
18 Ranilo NUNEZ
Coach: Boy DACOCO
Assistant: Remboy PASTRANO

M. LHUILLIER KWARTA PADALA-CEBU CITY
4 Michael MANIGO
5 Woodraw ENRIQUEZ
6 Mark ABABON
7 Marlon PIODO
8 Jayford RODRIGUEZ
9 Vernini TANGARORANG
10 Ariel MEPANA
11 Nino RAMIREZ
12 Danilo AYING (Captain)
14 Aldrin OCANADA
15 Alano CAPUTOLAN
16 Enrico John LLANTO
17 Leode GARCIA
Coach: Raul ALCOSEBA
Assistant: Alfredo ENRIQUEZ
Assistant: Mike REYES
Assistant: Lou REGIDOR

MONTANA-DAVAO
5 Jeff BAJENTING
6 Avel GUNO
7 Dado AYSON
8 Roger TIBUDAN
9 Edward MARAON
10 J.R. OLEGARIO
11 Ryan ABANES
15 Arnel AMOGUES
16 Mores MEJORADA
18 Randy PANERIO (Captain)
21 Tim LAMOCHA
22 Mark BONIFACIO
28 Allan QUIBOD
85 Nelson TE
Coach: Dodong CAGAMPANG
Assistant: Peter EPE

PACMAN-GENERAL SANTOS
1 Bambino SANTANDER
5 Zandro CABANLIT *(Captain)
6 Jonjon GONZAGA
8 Jethro RECUSTODIO
10 Dondon TADENA
13 Arian DAJA
15 Norberto FAROCHILLEN
19 Peter DELIGERO
20 Noel SANDOVAL
21 Jaypee LOCSIN
23 Delfin DAGCUTAN
30 Kent MADERA
32 Louie MEDALLA
33 Apol CORONADO
50 Miller DENNISON
Coach: Jesus Ramon PIDO
Assistant: Choy DEL ROSARIO

ILIGAN CITY
1 John Rey PAGALING
2 Dan MARATA
3 Michael SERINO
5 Michael John ERA
6 Luther BACCAY
7 Alexander BOGNOT
8 Lester COSINGAN (Captain)
9 Glenn PENDANG
10 Dodong SAPILER
11 Kim JAMISOLA
12 Aaron VERDAD
13 Erickson ARAMAN
14 Jesse LEBOMFACIL
15 Philip SIBONGA
23 Michael BANGLOY
Coach: Efren BAGUIO
Coach: Djunee FLORDELIZ
Assistant: Nelson TATE

Mateen Cleaves
02-02-2006, 06:47 AM
Is Rocky Sanchez the NU sophomore? If yes, will this not affect his UAAP eligibility?


Not sure if it's the same one. But the Rocky Sanchez you were referring to is no longer with NU.

AnthonyServinio
02-02-2006, 10:43 AM
TEAM STANDINGS
M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu 2-0
PacMan-General Santos 2-0
Montana-Davao 1-1
Iligan City 1-2
Cagayan de Oro 0-3

ILIGAN CITY -- PacMan-General Santos of world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao scored its second straight victory and a share of the solo lead in the First Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Mayor Lawrence Cruz Cup at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology Gym Wednesday (February 1).

PacMan dashed the title hopes of host Iligan City, 102-84, and joined idle M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu at the top of the standings with 2-0 win-loss cards.

Norberto Farochillen and Jonjon Gonzaga delivered the telling blows in the third period that allowed PacMan to extend their slim halftime advantage, 49-47, into a 12-point bubble entering the final period, 76-64.

Iligan gamely fought back behind the trio of Alex Bognot, Dodong Sapiler and Michael Bangloy but the rally came a bit too late as Gonzaga, Louie Medalla and Apol Coronado peppered the hosts with a barrage of triples late in the final period.

Farochillen topped PacMan with 27 points followed by Gonzaga with 21. Bognot, who traces his roots to GenSan, paced Iligan with 35 points followed by Bangloy with 18.

Meanwhile, Montana-Davao stayed in contention by hacking a scary 113-107 triumph over gritty Cagayan de Oro. The Jewels levelled their record at 1-1 while Cagayan de Oro stayed winless in three starts. The team with the best record after the single-round robin will take home the championship in this tournament that serve's as the final preparation for the MVBA's inaugural season come February 17 also in Iligan City.

Montana comfortably controlled the entire contest but experienced a big scare when Cagayan's Mark Apepe and Resty Getubig erupted for a combined five triples in the final period to fuel their rally capped by a breakaway lay-up by Ranilo Nunez with 20 seconds left and threaten, 107-111. Avel Guno calmly sank two free throws off the final foul of Ramsey Bahuyo with nine seconds to play for the final tally. Cagayan then threw away the ball to seal their fate.

Dado Ayson powered Montana with 31 points while Ryan Abanes added 20. Apepe led Cagayan with 30 points on seven triples followed by Rocky Sanchez with 19.

How They Scored:

MONTANA-DAVAO (113) -- Ayson 31, Abanes 20, Bonifacio 15, Panerio 14, Bajenting 8, Guno 7, Mejorada 6, Te 6, Tibudan 2, Maraon 2, Amogues 2, Olegario 0.

CAGAYAN DE ORO (107) -- Apepe 30, R. Sanchez 19, Getubig 18, Nunez 17, Gagno 11, M. Sanchez 6, Bularon 2, Tilap 2, Fernandez 2, Bahuyo 0.

Period Scores: 34-21, 63-42, 89-76, 113-107.

PACMAN-GENSAN (102) -- Farochillen 27, Gonzaga 21, Medalla 15, Coronado 10, Daja 9, Tadena 6, Cabanlit 5, Dennison 3, Sandoval 2, Locsin 2, Madera 2, Recustodio 0.

ILIGAN (84) -- Bognot 35, Bangloy 18, Araman 14, Sapiler 11, Pagaling 2, Serino 2, Cosingan 2, Marata 0, Era 0, Verdad 0, Sibonga 0.

Period Scores: 21-24, 49-47, 76-64, 102-84.

AnthonyServinio
02-20-2006, 09:33 PM
TEAM STANDINGS
M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu 3-0
PacMan-General Santos 3-0
Montana-Davao 1-2
Iligan City 1-2
Cagayan de Oro 0-4

ILIGAN CITY -- It will be M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu versus PacMan-General Santos for the First Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Mayor Lawrence Cruz Cup as both sides remained unscathed in penultimate day action Thursday (February 2) at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology Gym.

PacMan owned by world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, arranged a titular showdown with M. Lhuillier by eliminating a tough Montana Pawnshop-Davao in the main game, 83-73, for their third consecutive win. Trailing at the half, 31-38, coach Ramon Pido turned to guards Apol Coronado, Louie Medalla and Jonjon Gonzaga to fuel a 39-point third period outburst thus more than doubling their first half tally.

Hoping to stay alive in the tournament, Montana slowly recovered and managed to break the 10-point barrier with still four minutes to play, 69-78. Center Arian Daja eased the pressure with a free throw and that was all PacMan needed as Montana's shots went nowhere compounded by crucial turnovers in the ensuing three-minute stretch.

Medalla led PacMan with 16 points, 11 in the pivotal third canto. Gonzaga chipped in 15, eight in the third. Ryan Abanes topped Montana with five triples en route to 21 points while team captain Randy Panerio added 14.

In the first game, M. Lhuillier prepared for its grudge match with PacMan by making short work of winless Cagayan de Oro, 124-102. Coach and Cebu City South District Councilor Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba gave all his players sufficient court time as they slowly took apart their foes.

PacMan trounced M. Lhuillier in overtime, 91-88, to annex the MVBA's Governor Gwen Garcia Cup last December at the New Cebu City Coliseum. M. Lhuillier would like no less than payback in the match. The team with the best record after the single-round robin automatically gets the trophy in this preseason event organized by the MVBA and the Iligan City Amateur Basketball Association (MVBA).

Cat-quick Mark Ababon scattered 24 points followed by Jayford Rodriguez with 18 for M. Lhuillier's balanced attack. Ranilo Nunez fired eight triples to pace Cagayan de Oro with 28 points while Michael Sanchez added 18.

How They Scored:

M. LHUILLIER- CEBU (124) -- Ababon 24, Rodriguez 18, Ramirez 16, Manigo 14, Ocanada 10, Aying 7, Enriquez 6, Tangarorang 6, Mepana 6, Garcia 6, Caputolan 5, Piodo 4, Llanto 2.

CAGAYAN DE ORO (102) -- Nunez 28, M. Sanchez 18, Getubig 14, Bahuyo 12, Apepe 10, Gagno 9, R. Sanchez 7, Tilap 4, Bularon 0, Fernandez 0.

Period Scores: 39-30, 66-52, 91-75, 124-102.

PACMAN-GENSAN (83) -- Medalla 16, Gonzaga 15, Sandoval 13, Coronado 10, Farochillen 6, Dennison 6, Daja 5, Locsin 4, Recustodio 3, Cabanlit 2, Madera 2, Deligero 1, Santander 0.

MONTANA-DAVAO (73) -- Abanes 21, Panerio 14, Mejorada 12, Olegario 8, Ayson 6, Bonifacio 6, Te 4, Guno 2, Bajenting 0, Maraon 0.

Period Scores: 19-17, 31-38, 70-56, 83-73.

AnthonyServinio
02-20-2006, 09:34 PM
FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu 4-0
PacMan-General Santos 3-1
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 2-2
Iligan City 1-3
Cagayan de Oro 0-4

* * *ILIGAN CITY – M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu exacted sweet revenge on PacMan-General Santos, 79-69, and sweep the First Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Mayor Lawrence Cruz Cup Friday (February 3) at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology Gym.

* * *The match was the best played in the weeklong tournament.* After a tense opening period, M. Lhuillier banked on burly center Enrico Llanto’s three jumpers to seize the lead at the half, 36-31.

* * * From there, the Jewelers used their vast experience to maintain their lead.* PacMan point guard Louie Medalla put his side at their closest on a basket with 4:34 to play, 56-62.* M. Lhuillier responded with crucial 10-2 run sparked by a triple by Michael Manigo followed by easy field goals by Llanto and Jayford Rodriguez entering the final two minutes, 71-58.

* * *That proved to be the knockout punch as the Jewelers preserved the win via steady shooting at the free throw line by Manigo.* Still, PacMan refused to quit and fought to the very end behind a hail of late triples by Medalla and backcourt partner Apol Coronado.

* * *The win eased the bitter memories of the Jewelers’ 88-91 overtime loss to the same PacMan quintet in the finale of last December’s First MVBA Governor Gwen Garcia Cup at the New Cebu Coliseum.

* * *Rodriguez powered the Jewelers’ attack with 21 points followed by Llanto with 16.* Medalla topped PacMan with 23 while Coronado added 13.

* * *Meanwhile, Montana Pawnshop-Davao salvaged Third Place by outlasting host Iligan City in overtime, 106-95.* Regulation play ended at 87-87.

* * *Dado Ayson scored 12 of his 28 points in the overtime period for Montana.* Team skipper Randy Panerio led Montana with 29 points, including 14 in the third period.* Alex Bognot topped Iligan with 29 markers followed by Michael Bangloy with 15.

How They Scored:

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (79) – Rodriguez 21, Llanto 16, Manigo 9, Ababon 9, Aying 9, Enriquez 6, Mepana 4, Ocanada 3, Caputolan 2, Piodo 0, Tangarorang 0, Ramirez 0, Garcia 0.

* * *PACMAN-GENSAN (69) – Medalla 23, Coronado 13, Sandoval 12, Tadena 6, Cabanlit 4, Daja 4, Locsin 3, Gonzaga 2, Recustodio 2, Farochillen 0.

* * *Period Scores: 14-16, 36-31, 54-50, 79-69.

* * *MONTANA-DAVAO (106) -- Panerio 29, Ayson 28, Abanes 11, Bonifacio 10, Mejorada 8, Guno 6, Bajenting 5, Te 5, Maraon 4, Olegario 0.

* * *ILIGAN (95) -- Bognot 29, Bangloy 15, Araman 13, Serino 12, Pagaling 8, Cosingan 6, Sapiler 6, Verdad 5, Marata 1, Era 0.

* * *Period Scores: 18-21, 40-33, 71-64, 87-87 (reg.), 106-95 (OT).

AnthonyServinio
02-20-2006, 09:35 PM
1. Alexander BOGNOT (Iligan) - 29.8
2. Mark APEPE (CdO) - 23.8
3. Ranilo NUNEZ (CdO) - 22.3
4. Jayford RODRIGUEZ (MLKP) - 21.0
5. Dado AYSON (Montana) - 19.8
6. Randy PANERIO (Montana) - 18.0
7. Michael BANGLOY (Iligan) - 17.0
8. Louie MEDALLA (PacMan) - 16.5
9. Restycel GETUBIG (CdO) - 16.0
10. Mark ABABON (MLKP) - 15.5
11. Erickson ARAMAN (Iligan) - 14.8
12. Ryan ABANES (Montana) - 14.3
13. Jonjon GONZAGA (PacMan) - 13.8
14. Noel SANDOVAL (PacMan) - 12.0
15. Rocky SANCHEZ (CdO) - 11.8

AnthonyServinio
02-21-2006, 01:33 AM
Games February 25 (Saturday) – MSU-IIT Gym
4:00PM Opening Ceremonies
5:30PM PacMan-Gen. Santos vs. Montana Pawnshop-Davao
7:30PM Misamis Oriental vs. Iligan City

Games February 26 (Sunday) – MSU-IIT Gym
5:30PM Misamis Oriental vs. PacMan-Gen. Santos
7:30PM Montana Pawnshop-Davao vs. Iligan City

* * *CEBU CITY – The Philippines’ newest basketball league, the 11-team Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA), will blast off its inaugural season in style this February 25 at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology Gym with no less than its most famous team owner in attendance.

* * *This was the announcement yesterday of league prime mover Cebu City South District Councilor Raul “Yayoy” D. Alcoseba, saying that Filipino world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will grace the occasion.* “Manny personally assured that he would go to Iligan and support his very own PacMan-General Santos team,” said Alcoseba, also the BAP Central Visayas Regional Director (Region VII).

* * *Pacquiao’s PacMan is one of five teams in the MVBA’s Mindanao Division and will face neighbor Montana Pawnshop-Davao of Armando Quibod in the opening tussle at 5:30PM.* It will be followed by the main game between host team Iligan City of Mayor Lawrence L. Cruz versus visiting Misamis Oriental of MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar S. Moreno.* Cagayan de Oro of Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano completes the Mindanao Division cast.

* * *Leading the six-team Visayas Division are the multi-titled M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City Jewelers of Michel Lhuillier, who will be challenged by strong selections from Toyota-Iloilo of Robert Uy, West Negros College-Bacolod of BAP Western Visayas Regional Director (Region VI) Tony Agustin, Toledo City of Joe Soberano, Mandaue City supported by Mayor Thadeo Z. Ouano and Tacloban City.* Hostilities in the Visayas will fire off on March 11 in Toledo City.

* * *In line with its goal of giving maximum exposure to local talents, only two Luzon players are allowed per team.* The teams will play a double-round robin within their own divisions with the top four advancing to the division semifinals and division finals.* The winner of the Visayas Division will meet the winner of the Mindanao Division in a best-of-five series for the very first MVBA crown.* All games will be on a home-and-away basis.

* * *The MVBA managed to stage two successful preseason tournaments.* PacMan won the Gov. Gwendolyn F. Garcia Cup in Cebu last December while M. Lhuillier took home the Mayor Lawrence L. Cruz Cup in Iligan earlier this month installing both teams as the early favorites.

AnthonyServinio
02-21-2006, 10:43 AM
Guess who signed up with the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association . . . MARK LESTER BENITEZ!

Yup, the former De La Salle-Manila star will suit up for Team Cagayan de Oro of team owner Mayor Vicente "Dongkoy" Y. Emano and head coach Edgardo "Boy" Dacoco.* The MVBA opens shop this February 25 in Iligan City.

gameface_one
02-22-2006, 10:23 AM
MVBA loop set at MSU
Manila Bulletin
Feb. 22, 2006



A NEW cage league, the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA), will launch its inaugural season in style with 11 participating teams on Feb. 25 at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology Gym.


A brainchild of Visayas basketball prime movers coach Yayoy Alcoseba and Michel Lhuillier, the league was formed primarily to discover and develop young players with big potential from Visayas and Mindanao regions.

"A lot of talents from the Visayas and Mindanao region have made their own marks in Philippine basketball. A lot more are waiting for their chance and the MVBA will provide the avenue for the growth and development of these players," said Alcoseba.

Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will grace the opening ceremonies. Pacquiao personally assured Alcoseba that he will go to Iligan City and support his own team, PacMan-General Santos

Pacquiao’s PacMan-General Santos is one of the five teams in the MVBA’s Mindanao Division and will face neighbor Montana Pawnshop-Davao of Armando Quibod in the opening tussle at 5:30 p.m.

It will be followed by the 7:30 p.m. main game between host team Iligan City of Mayor Lawrence L. Cruz versus the visiting Misamis Oriental of MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar S. Moreno. The Cagayan de Oro Rapids of Mayor Vicente "Dongkoy" Y. Emano complete the Mindanao Division cast.

M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City Jewelers of Michel Lhuillier leads the six-team Visayas division. The other equally competitive Visayan teams are Toyota-Iloilo of Robert Uy; West Negros College-Bacolod of BAP Western Visayas Regional Director (Region VI) Tony Agustin; Toledo City of Joe Soberano; Mandaue City supported by Mayor Thadeo Z. Ouano and Tacloban City.

Action in the Visayas competition fires off on March 11 in Toledo City.

To emphasize the goal of giving maximum exposure to local talents, only two recruits from Luzon are allowed per team. All games will be on a home-and-away basis.

Teams will play a double-round robin elimination within their own divisions with the top four advancing to the division semifinals and division finals.

The winner of the Visayas Division will meet the winner of the Mindanao Division in a best-of-five series for the very first MVBA crown.

AnthonyServinio
02-26-2006, 10:47 AM
MONTANA, ILIGAN TAKE MVBA OPENERS

Games Today (February 26) – MSU-IIT Gym
5:30PM Misamis Oriental vs. PacMan-Gen. Santos
7:30PM Montana Pawnshop-Davao vs. Iligan City

* * *ILIGAN CITY – Montana Pawnshop-Davao eked out a 79-78 overtime thriller over PacMan-General Santos in a fitting start to the inaugural season of the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) at the packed Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology Gym Saturday (February 25).

* * *Montana’s Mark Legarde scored on a lay-up with five seconds to go and tie the count at 70-70 all and force the overtime.* In the overtime, Montana guard Ryan Abanes tied the game with 30 ticks left with a triple, 78-78.* PacMan flubbed its next possession and with the specter of a second overtime nearing, Randy Panerio drew a foul off PacMan’s Dondon Tadena with only two seconds on the clock.* Panerio calmly sank his first free throw and then missed his second shot.* A mad scramble for the ball ensued as the time expired.

* * *World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao started for his very own PacMan squad, but it was Montana forward Mark Bonifacio who earned the distinction of scoring the first two points in league history.* Pacquiao eventually provided the first and his only points for his side via a twisting lay-up much to the delight of the fans.

* * *Dado Ayson scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half to lead Montana.* Panerio followed with 15, including the game winning point.* Norberto Farochillen topped PacMan with 17 followed by Tadena with 15.

* * *In the main game, host Iligan City used a strong start and a strong finish to thwart visiting Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental, 91-88.

* * *Alex Bognot exploded for 13 markers in the first quarter to push Iligan to a 28-19 lead.* Marvin Tundag banged in two triples and Eric Araman added eight points as Iligan took a 21-point advantage at the halftime break, 57-36.

* * *Slowly, Pryce Pharma chipped at Iligan’s lead.* Orville Saludsod and Jason Alfeche combined cut their deficit and Dondon Mendoza made two free throws to close in by six at the 40-second mark, 80-86.* Timely hits by Araman and three free throws by Michael Serino saved the game for Iligan.

* * *Bognot finished with 21 while Tundag chipped in 18 for the winners.* Alfeche paced Pryce with 17.* Gunner James Laygo shot 14 but was limited to only a sole field goal in the second half.

* * *As part of the MVBA opening ceremonies earlier in the day, Pacquiao scored 14 points as he played with Mayor Lawrence Cruz and the Iligan Executives as they beat MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar S. Moreno and the Misamis Oriental Executives in an exhibition game, 56-52.

* * *MVBA Commissioner for Mindanao Willy Generalao and Iligan City coaches Djunee Flordeliz and Efren Baguio starred for the winning side.* League organizer BAP Director for Central Visayas Councilor Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba suited up for MisOr along with several provincial board members and local officials.

How They Scored:

* * *MONTANA-DAVAO (79) – Ayson 22, Panerio 15, Legarde 12, Abanes 7, Butel 7, Bonifacio 7, Dawal 4, Quibod 3, Bajenting 1, Guno 1, Coquilla 0.

* * *PACMAN-GENSAN (78) – Farochillen 17, Tadena 15, Coronado 14, Recustodio 6, Rubi 4, Medalla 4, Dennison 4, Sandoval 6, Locsin 6, Pacquiao 2, Cabanlit 0, Jabagat 0, Madera 0.

* * *Period Scores: 20-14, 34-33, 55-51, 70-70 (reg.), 79-78 (OT).

* * *ILIGAN (91) – Bognot 21, Tundag 18, Araman 16, Pening 12, Serino 6, Gloria 5, Bangloy 5, Cosingan 3, Pendang 3, Pagaling 2, Sapiler 0.

* * *PRYCE PHARMA-MISOR (88) – Alfeche 17, Laygo 14, Mendoza 13, Mercado 10, Carretas 8, Saludsod 7, Trumpeta 6, Lumantas 6, Numeran 5, Redulosa 2, Rivera 0.

* * *Period Scores: 28-19, 57-36, 71-57, 91-88.

AnthonyServinio
02-27-2006, 10:55 AM
ILIGAN NOW 2-0

Game March 9 (Thursday) -- Xavier University Gym
5:30PM Iligan at Cagayan de Oro

* * *ILIGAN CITY -- Host Iligan City tripped fellow opening day winner Montana Pawnshop-Davao, 90-83, for its second consecutive win in as many games and the early solo lead at the Mindanao Basketball Association (MVBA) Sunday evening (February 26) at the packed Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology Gym.

* * *With Iligan scoring machine Alex Bognot hampered with early foul trouble, center Eric Araman took the cudgels and unloaded nine points to push the team of Mayor Lawrence L. Cruz on top after one quarter, 29-20.* Araman would then twist his ankle early in the second period, rendering him to the bench for extensive time.

* * *Marvin Tundag made up for the absence of both players, exploding for 10 markers in the third period and with help from Eduardo Pening and Michael Bangloy gave Iligan a comfortable 73-58 spread entering the final period.

* * *Misfortune continued to hound Iligan as Tundag sustained a nasty cut on his right eyebrow, taking him out of the game for good with 4:56 left and Montana staging a fiery rally behind Dado Ayson.* Ayson hit a field goal to threaten for the last time, 83-85, and 28 ticks remaining.* Iligan sued for time and in the ensuing play, Aries Gloria muffed a jumper with Montana grabbing the defensive rebound.* However, Iligan stole the ball forcing Randy Panerio to foul Michael Serino with eight seconds remaining.* Serino converted one free throw to pad Iligan's lead, 86-83.* In the key play of the game, Bangloy intercepted the inbound pass and passed to the open Bognot for a two-handed dunk to ensure the win.* After another Montana turnover, Gloria added a jumper for the final tally.

* * *Despite his injury, Tundag topped Iligan with 20 big points.* Araman followed with 16.* Ayson paced Montana with 29 markers while Allan Quibod knocked in 14 as Montana evened its win-loss card at 1-1 in the games backed by ML Kwarta Padala and also by Panasonic and Nature's Spring Drinking Water.

* * *In the appetizer, PacMan-General Santos of boxing idol Manny Pacquiao barged into the win column by outlasting Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental of MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar S. Moreno, 86-78.* The veteran-laden Pryce quintet controlled the early going but a strong second period anchored on Jaypee Locsin and Louie Medalla turned the tide in favor of PacMan by halftime, 36-34.

* * *Medalla continued his hot shooting in the third period and Miller Dennison and Nick Jabagat controlled the paint allowing PacMan to stay comfortably ahead.* By the final quarter, James Laygo and Dondon Mendoza presided over a Pryce Pharma comeback capped by an Ariel Trumpeta basket that put them within, 73-76, and 2:20 to play.* Sensing danger, PacMan responded with a 10-0 run to knockout Pryce Pharma, 86-73.* Mendoza and Laygo settled the final tally with late baskets.

* * *Medalla finished with 20 points and Dondon Tadena added 17 to help PacMan rise to 1-1.* Pryce Pharma remained winless despite Laygo's 22 and Mendoza's 18 markers.

* * *The league takes a break to allow its teams to participate in the annual Kaamulan Festival Basketball Tournament in Bukidnon.* MVBA squads led by Kaamulan defending champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu will battle against top commercial teams from all over the Philippines.* MVBA action resumes March 9 with Cagayan de Oro making its debut against visiting Iligan at the Xavier University Gym.

How They Scored:

* * *PACMAN-GENSAN (86) -- Medalla 20, Tadena 17, Farochillen 12, Dennison 9, Locsin 8, Coronado 8, Cabanlit 6, Jabagat 6, Madera 0, Rubi 0, Recustodio 0, Sandoval 0.

* * *PRYCE PHARMA-MISOR (78) -- Laygo 22, Mendoza 18, Carretas 10, Trumpeta 8, Lumantas 8, Alfeche 6, Mercado 4, Numeran 2, Redulosa 0, Rivera 0, Saludsod 0.

* * *Period Scores: 17-19, 36-34, 63-54, 86-78.

* * *ILIGAN (90) -- Tundag 20, Araman 16, Pening 11, Gloria 11, Bangloy 11, Bognot 8, Cosingan 6, Serino 3, Pendang 2, Sapiler 2, Era 0.

* * *MONTANA-DAVAO (83) -- Ayson 29, Quibod 14, Abanes 10, Panerio 8, Bajenting 6, Butel 6, Legarde 4, Coquilla 2, Guno 2, Dawal 2, Bonifacio 0.

* * *Period Scores: 29-20, 44-37, 73-58, 90-83.

gameface_one
03-08-2006, 08:04 AM
Toledo out to make MVBA impact
Manila Bulletin On-line




CEBU CITY — Backstopped by grizzled veterans and a slew of promising rookies, the Toledo City Landmasters are hoping to create an impact in Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA).


Team owner Joe Soberano said his team easily fits the image and enthusiasm of the MVBA backed up by ML Kwarta Padala, Panasonic and Nature’s Spring Drinking Water.

"These are high caliber athletes and we hope to represent Toledo City very well," said Soberano during the media launch yesterday at the Baseline Restaurant.

While competition in the Mindanao league is already ongoing, action in the Visayas unfurls on March 25.

Toledo City’s stint in the MVBA also paved the way for the comeback of former PBL coach Leoncio "Jun" Tan in the basketball scene.

Tan, who steered Granny Goose Tortillos to a pair of third place finishes during his watch until his resignation last year, will have Joel Tampus and Jojo Romarate as assistant coaches with Eliseo Pono as team manager.

Leading the charges for Toledo City are Leo Bat-og, Carlos Sayon, Champion Canoneo, Whitey Almonte, Ronald Paraiso and Alex Cainglet.

Completing the roster are Bernie Ursal, Rex Mangubat, John Malinao, Manny Gabas, Dickcin Kintanar, John Paul Tampus and Fritz Villamor.

AnthonyServinio
03-10-2006, 12:14 AM
HERE ARE the submitted rosters for the five teams competing in the Mindanao Division:

CAGAYAN DE ORO RAPIDS
4 Anastacio MENDOZA
5 Venancio REBUYA
6 Gabriel MALOLOY-ON
7 Mark APEPE
8 Mario FERNANDEZ
9 Junnel MAGLASANG
10 Cesar ESTOLANO
11 Restycel GETUBIG
12 Abemelech GALINATO
16 Rodelio GELOGO
17 Ramsey BAJUYO
18 Ranilo NUNEZ
19 Rocky SANCHEZ
22 Michael Andrew CASINO
31 Mark Lester BENITEZ
Head Coach: Edgardo DACOCO
Assistant: Rembrandt Lawrence PASTRANO
Assistant: Rustum DACUT
Team Manager: Atty. Cancio GUIBONE
Consultant: Joselino ROA
Team Owner: Mayor Vicente EMANO

MONTANA PAWNSHOP-DAVAO
4 Christ COQUILLA
5 Jeffrey BAJENTING
6 Avel GUNO
7 Dado AYSON
8 Roger TIBUDAN
11 Ryan ABANES
15 Bob Cousy ILANGA
16 J. R. OLEGARIO
18 Jose Randy PANERIO
21 Philip BUTEL
22 Mark BONIFACIO
25 Mark LEGARDE
28 Robert Allan QUIBOD
41 Linde DAWAL
85 Nelson TE
Head Coach: Flordelito CAGAMPANG
Assistant: Peter EPE
Team Manager: Nilo TEMPORAL
Team Owner: Armando QUIBOD

PACMAN-GENERAL SANTOS
1 Kent MADERA
5 Zandro CABANLIT
7 Jomer RUBI
8 Jethro RECUSTODIO
10 Donald TADENA
14 Emmanuel PACQUIAO
15 Norberto FAROCHILLEN
19 Peter DELIGERO
20 Noel SANDOVAL
21 Jaypee LOCSIN
23 Delfin DAGCUTAN
32 Louie MEDALLA
33 Apol CORONADO
50 Miller DENNISON
88 Nick JABAGAT
-- Ismael COLDURA
Head Coach: Jesus Ramon PIDO
Assistant: Choy DEL ROSARIO
Team Manager: Nonoy NERI
Playing Team Owner: Emmanuel PACQUIAO

ILIGAN CITY
1 John Rey PAGALING
2 Glenn PENDANG
3 Michael SERINO
5 Michael John ERA
6 Luther BACCAY
7 Alexander BOGNOT
8 Lester COSINGAN
9 Aries GLORIA
10 Saturnino SAPILER
11 Marvin TUNDAG
12 Eduardo PENING
13 Erickson ARAMAN
15 Philip SIBONGA
23 Michael BANGLOY
-- Rovie Ryd BAGUIO
Head Coach: Dionisio FLORDELIZ
Assistant Coach: Efren BAGUIO
Assistant Coach: Nelson TATE
Team Manager: Councilor Vicente BELMONTE
Team Owner: Mayor Lawrence CRUZ

PRYCE PHARMA-MISAMIS ORIENTAL
4 Raul REDULOSA
5 Ariel TRUMPETA
6 Braden ABACAHIN
7 Ramil Rey TAGUPA
9 Christopher CARRETAS
10 Bart Reynold ACAYLAR
11 Remuel TEDLOS
12 Jaime RIVERA
13 Jesson ALFECHE
14 Orville SALUDSOD
15 Jerome NUMERAN
16 Donamar MENDOZA
17 Roman James LAYGO
18 Jessie LUMANTAS
19 Marvin MERCADO
Head Coach: Rex SALVANA
Assistant: Rodolfo Jose ABAD
Assistant: Albert BERNADOS
Team Manager: Jimmy CAINA
Consultant: Val ROSABAL
Team Owner: Gov. Oscar MORENO

AnthonyServinio
03-10-2006, 12:27 AM
ILIGAN SPOILS RAPIDS' DEBUT

Iligan City 3-0
Montana-Davao 1-1
PacMan-General Santos 1-1
Cagayan de Oro 0-1
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 0-2

Game Tomorrow (March 11) – Xavier University Gym
5:30PM Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental vs. Montana Pawnshop-Davao

Game Sunday (March 12) – Xavier University Gym
5:30PM Cagayan de Oro vs. Montana Pawnshop-Davao

* * *CAGAYAN DE ORO – Burly Eduardo Pening scored on a lay-up with 11 seconds left to lift Iligan City to a come from behind 100-99 victory, spoiling the season debut of the host Cagayan de Oro Rapids Thursday (March 9) at the packed Xavier University Gym.* The team owned by Mayor Lawrence Cruz and coached by Djunee Flordeliz remained on top of the standings with three wins in as many games.

* * *With the clock running down, Robin Mendoza took out the ball for an inbound, eventually landing in the hands of Cesar Estolano whose triple attempt at the buzzer bounced off the rim, igniting a wild celebration by Iligan and their supporters.

* * *Earlier, Alex Bognot put up a defensive gem by stealing the ball off Jong Rebuya to set up Pening’s heroics.* Bognot tallied seven straight Iligan points to close in with 46 ticks left, 98-99.* It was a sorry loss for the Rapids who led by as much as 15 markers, 81-66, late in the third period on a triple by center Mark Benitez.

* * *Iligan’s comeback actually began when Aries Gloria erupted for nine points early in the fourth canto.* From there, Bognot and Marvin Tundag took over the scoring cudgels to slowly erase the deficit.

* * *Pening topped Iligan with 21 points followed by Erickson Araman with 19.* Rebuya paced the Rapids with 24 followed by Gabriel Maloloy-on with 17 and Abe Galinato with 16.

* * *In continuing MVBA action tomorrow (March 11), it’s the turn of Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental of MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar Moreno to try to break into the win column when they host Montana Pawnshop-Davao starting at 5:30PM at the Xavier Gym.

* * *Pryce coach Rex Salvana will bank heavily on James Laygo (18.0 PPG), Dondon Mendoza (15.5 PPG) and Jesson Alfeche (11.5 PPG) to turn their fortunes around.* On the other hand, Montana Coach Dodong Cagampang has current MVBA scoring leader Dado Ayson (25.5 PPG), Randy Panerio (11.5 PPG), Ryan Abanes (8.5 PPG) and Allan Quibod (8.5 PPG) as his reliable stalwarts.

* * *Pryce lost to Iligan City (88-91) and PacMan-General Santos (78-86) during the MVBA’s opening weekend of February 25 and 26.* Montana won over PacMan in overtime (79-78) but lost to Iligan (83-90).* The MVBA is made possible by ML Kwarta Padala, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water and Panasonic.

How They Scored:

* * *ILIGAN (100) – Pening 21, Araman 19, Bognot 16, Gloria 16, Tundag 14, Bangloy 7, Sereno 3, Cosingan 2, Sapiler 2, Pagaling 0.

* * *CAGAYAN DE ORO (99) – Rebuya 24, Maloloy-on 17, Galinato 16, Estolano 14, Benitez 9, Mendoza 6, Apepe 6, Getubig 5, Casino 2, Nunez 0, Sanchez 0.

* * *Period Scores: 24-30, 48-51, 73-85, 100-99.

gameface_one
03-10-2006, 09:29 AM
Friday, March 10, 2006
CDO versus Iligan tonight
By Lynde Salgados
visayandailystar.com

* Misor takes on Montaña Davao on Saturday at XU gym

CAN CDO regain lost pride against Iligan in their MVBA debut here tonight at the Xavier University gym?

Obviously a question only coach Boy Dacoco and his newly pooled charges can answer when the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association league opens its first regular season game in Cagayan de Oro at 5:30 pm.

During the MVBA's pre-season games in Iligan, Team CDO emerged winless in four outings. And in the league's opening games for Mindanao side, a few weeks ago, also in Iligan--the neighboring MisOr Pryce Pharma apparently dropped its first two matches against the homeground squad and fellow visitor, Gensan Pacman.

"Wala tay daug-daug sa Iligan pero naa tay chance karon kay medyo intact na ang team, following the arrival of our reinforcements from Cebu and Manila," said city sports regulation officer, Joselino "Nonong" Roa.

Expected to start for Cagayan de Oro are the experienced pointguard Ruben Mendoza (formerly with Sta. Lucia), Gabriel "No Fear" Maloloy-on, La Salle's UAAP heartthrob Mark Benitez, RP Youth's erstwhile 6-foot-6 center Cesar Estolano and team skipper Mark Apepe of the now defunct ZaNorte Hornbills in the NBC.

The hard-working Cebuano guard Juniel Maglasang could be the ideal sidekick of Mendoza in the backcourt. But he injured his right foot during the team practice on Monday at the MPSC gym.

"Gi-anugonan ko kay fighter kaayo nga bata. Maybe, ipahulay sa namo si Maglasang aron madali iyang recovery," Dacoco told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro.

Also eyeing a permanent spot for Team CDO are ex-Tribu Sugbu's Abi Galinato, San Sebastian's Venancio Rebuyo, ZaNorte's Resty Getubig and a bunch of local standouts made up of Rocky Sanchez, Michael "Chinglai" Casiño, Ramsey Bajuyo, Baloy Fernandez, Cyrus Diango, Loloy Gelogo, Jerez Abacahin and Ranilo Nuñez.

On Saturday (March 11), it's Misor Pryce Pharma's turn to show wares before the home fans against Montaña Davao, before Cagayan de Oro returns to XU gym on Sunday (March 12) to face the Dabawenyos.

Solidifying Misor's equally-talented roster are the likes of Raul Redulosa, James Laygo, Jessie Laygo, Jessie Lumantas, Marvin Mercado, Christopher Carretas, Ariel Trumpeta, Orville Saludsod, Jaime Rivera, Donamar Mendoza, Jerome Numeran, Jayson Alfeche, Bart Reynold Acaylar, Remuel Tedlos and Braden Abacahin.

gameface_one
03-11-2006, 12:49 PM
Saturday, March 11, 2006
A heart-breaking debut by CDO
sunstar.com.ph


Game on March 11 at Xavier University Gym
5:30 pm Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental vs. Montana Pawnshop-Davao

Game on March 12 at Xavier University Gym
5:30 pm Cagayan de Oro vs. Montana Pawnshop-Davao

HOME squad Cagayan de Oro debuted in heartbreaking fashion in the MVBA opener on Thursday night at the Xavier University gym.

Dictating the match or put in a dream start where they seemingly appeared superior all the way, CDO charges suddenly ended up with their heads bowed when Iligan stole the victory, 100-99, at the outset of the fourth quarter wherein the visitors had their only taste of the lead.

With the ball possession and CDO aiming to protect a one-point lead, Alex Bognot intercepted a sky pass by Jong Rebuya to Gabriel Maloloy-on to set up a heroic lay-up by Eduardo Pening with 11 seconds left.

With the clock running down, Robin Mendoza took out the ball for an inbound, eventually landing in the hands of Cesar Estolano whose triple attempt at the buzzer bounced off the rim, igniting a wild celebration by Iligan and their supporters.

The team owned by Mayor Lawrence Cruz and coached by Djunee Flordeliz remained on top of the standings with three wins in as many games.

It was a sorry loss for the VYE-backed CDO who led by as much as 15 points, 81-66, late in the third period on a triple by center Mark Benitez.

CDO head coach Edgardo "Boy" Dacoco had strongly protested, however, the outcome of the breathtaking tussle. Dacoco said that after Iligan's lead-taking basket, he immediately sought for a timeout but to no avail. The committee did not heed for the call, as there was no buzzer heard from the console's operator to merit the attention.

"Beterano na sa officiating kanang mga Leyson, siyaro'g wala siya (Toto) kapindot sa iyang abay nga i-press ang buzzer for the timeout. Grabe ang sayop nga nabuhat sa table officials," Dacoco fumed.

MVBA-Mindanao commissioner Willy Generalao could only feel sorry for the lapses, even as he hinted that Iligan's victory could not be nullified since "there was no technicality on it".

Generalao, however, vowed to do something to improve the management of the MVBA games.

"Wala man gud gi-allow ang MVBA people nga mangunay pag-operate sa computerized nga ekipo for game monitoring sa XU gym mao nga wala mabantayi. Of course, amo kining resolbahon nga problema to ensure a smooth and functional conduct of the next scheduled games here," Generalao said.

The high-leaping Bognot, who rocked the house with a couple of thundering dunks, tallied seven straight Iligan points to close in with 46 ticks left, 98-99.

Iligan's comeback actually began when Aries Gloria erupted for nine points early in the fourth canto. From there, Bognot and Marvin Tundag took over the scoring cudgels to slowly erase a twin-digit deficit.

"Sayang ang effort ni Mendoza. Iyang court leadership punctuated by a series of impressive steals of his own ang nakadasig sa dula sa CDO," was the shared observation by fans.

Pening topped Iligan with 21 points followed by Erickson Araman with 19. Rebuya paced CDO with 24 followed by Gabriel Maloloy-on with 17 and Abe Galinato with 16.

In continuing MVBA action on March 11, it's the turn of Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental of MVBA Chairman Governor Oscar Moreno to try to break into the win column when they host Montana Pawnshop-Davao starting at 5:30 pm at the Xavier Gym.

Pryce coach Rex Salvaña will bank heavily on James Laygo (18.0 PPG), Dondon Mendoza (15.5 PPG) and Jayson Alfeche (11.5 PPG) to turn their fortunes around.

On the other hand, Coach Dodong Cagampang has current MVBA scoring leader Dado Ayson (25.5 PPG), Randy Panerio (11.5 PPG), Ryan Abanes (8.5 PPG) and Allan Quibod (8.5 PPG) as his reliable stalwarts.

Pryce lost to Iligan City (88-91) and PacMan-General Santos (78-86) during the MVBA's opening weekend of February 25 and 26. Montaña won over PacMan in overtime (79-78) but lost to Iligan (83-90).

The MVBA is made possible by ML Kwarta Padala, Nature's Spring Drinking Water and Panasonic.

AnthonyServinio
03-12-2006, 12:47 AM
TAGUPA STARS IN PRYCE'S FIRST WIN

Iligan City 3-0
PacMan-General Santos 1-1
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 1-2
Montana-Davao 1-2
Cagayan de Oro 0-1

Game Today (March 12) – Xavier University Gym
5:30PM Cagayan de Oro vs. Montana-Davao

* * *CAGAYAN DE ORO – Spunky point guard Ramil Tagupa finally debuted in grand fashion for his hometown Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental as they took down visiting Montana Pawnshop-Davao, 82-75, at the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Saturday (March 11) at the jam packed Xavier University Gym.

* * *Tagupa missed the team’s first two games, both losses, but it was worth the wait as Pryce Pharma finally notched their first win in the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala and also by Panasonic, Sulpicio Lines, Molten and Nature’s Spring Drinking Water.

* * *Jesson Alfeche canned a triple to begin the final period and push Pryce Pharma to their biggest lead, 69-55.* Suddenly, team captain Randy Panerio and center Mark Legarde keyed a 19-8 run that put Montana at their closest, 74-77, with 2:12 to play.* In the ensuing play, Tagupa connected on a long triple at the 1:50 mark to douse cold water on Montana’s fiery rally, 80-74.* Montana then fell into a maze of errors, with free throws settling the final tally.

* * *Tagupa, a high school alumnus of Pilgrim Christian College here before transferring to Manila’s Adamson University, finished with only six points but his fine quarterbacking highlighted by eight assists earned him the nod as the game’s best player, much to the delight of team owner and MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar Moreno who watched the game from start to finish.

* * *Five Pryce Pharma players submitted twin digits led by Alfeche with 18 and Christopher Carretas with 13, Jerome Numeran with 12, James Laygo with 11 and Dondon Mendoza with 10.* Legarde and Panerio topped Montana with 18 and 17 markers respectively.

How They Scored:

* * *PRYCE PHARMA-MISOR (82) – Alfeche 18, Carretas 13, Numeran 12, Laygo 11, Mendoza 10, Tagupa 6, Lumantas 6, Redulosa 2, Trumpeta 2, Saludsod 2, Rivera 0.

* * *MONTANA-DAVAO (75) – Legarde 18, Panerio 17, Quibod 10, Dawal 7, Abanes 6, Coquilla 5, Ayson 5, Butel 4, Te 3, Bajenting 0, Guno 0, Bonifacio 0.

* * *Period Scores: 19-22, 41-40, 66-55, 82-75.

AnthonyServinio
03-13-2006, 02:43 AM
MONTANA RETURNS TO WINNING TRACK

Iligan City 3-0
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 2-2
PacMan-General Santos 1-1
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 1-2
Cagayan de Oro 0-2

Game Wednesday (March 15) – Lagao Gym (General Santos City)
5:30PM PacMan-General Santos vs. Cagayan de Oro

* * *CAGAYAN DE ORO – Montana Pawnshop-Davao displayed veteran poise down the stretch to dispose of the Cagayan de Oro Rapids, 95-90, at the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Sunday evening (March 12) at the Xavier University Gym.

* * *It was a tight contest for 36 minutes with no team getting clear control.* Montana forward Mark Bonifacio nailed a jumper with four minutes to play that shattered an 82-82 deadlock.* At about the same time, Rapids center Mark Benitez was slapped an unsportsmanlike foul for hitting Mark Legarde, who then made both free throws for an 86-82 Montana lead.

* * *Cheered by the heavy Sunday crowd, the Rapids fought back behind field goals by Robin Mendoza, Mark Apepe and Jong Rebuya.* With 13 seconds to play and the Rapids still trailing 88-91, Abe Galinato made a long jumper but the referees ruled it worth only two markers hence still keeping Montana ahead by a single point.

* * *Galinato quickly fouled Randy Panerio, who made both gift shots to pad Montana’s advantage, 93-90.* Dado Ayson then broke up the Rapids’ final play by swatting away their forward pass and the ball landing in the hands of teammate Allan Quibod who was immediately tagged by Rebuya and two seconds on the clock.* Quibod made both charities for the final score.

* * *Montana head coach Dodong Cagampang felt relieved his wards avoided a three-game losing skid and instead finished their first round assignments at an even 2-2.* Cagayan de Oro remained winless in two starts going into their next game Wednesday (March 15) when they travel to the Lagao Gym to play PacMan-General Santos of boxing champ Manny Pacquiao at 5:30PM in the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Panasonic, Sulpicio Lines, Molten and Nature’s Spring Drinking Water.

* * *Philip Butel submitted a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds to earn best player honors.* Aside from Butel, five other Montana stalwarts had 10 or more points led by Panerio with 22 and Ayson with 14.* Bonifacio and Linde Dawal added 13 while Legarde had 10 in a balanced attack for the Armando Quibod-owned franchise.* Galinato paced the Rapids with 19 followed by Rebuya with 18 markers.

How They Scored:

* * *MONTANA-DAVAO (95) – Panerio 22, Ayson 14, Bonifacio 13, Dawal 13, Butel 12, Legarde 10, Quibod 5, Abanes 4, Bajenting 2, Coquilla 0, Te 0.

* * *CAGAYAN DE ORO (90) – Galinato 19, Rebuya 18, Maloloy-on 12, Getubig 12, Estolano 9, Apepe 8, Benitez 6, Mendoza 4, Bajuyo 2, Nunez 0, Casino 0.

* * *Period Scores: 30-25, 52-52, 73-74, 95-90.

gameface_one
03-13-2006, 08:29 AM
Monday, March 13, 2006
Tagupa keys Misor's first MVBA victory
sunstar.com.ph
Mar. 13, 2006

* Alfeche has also a big night against Montaña Davao

SPUNKY point guard Ramil Tagupa finally debuted in grand fashion for his hometown Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental as they took down visiting Montaña Pawnshop-Davao, 82-75, at the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Saturday (March 11) here at the jampacked Xavier University Gym.

Tagupa missed the team's first two games, both losses, but it was worth the wait as Pryce Pharma finally notched its first win in the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala and also by Panasonic, Sulpicio Lines, Molten and Nature's Spring Drinking Water.


Jayson Alfeche canned a triple to begin the final period and push Pryce Pharma to their biggest lead, 69-55. Suddenly, team captain Randy Panerio and center Mark Legarde keyed a 19-8 run that put Montaña at their closest, 74-77, with 2:12 to play.

In the ensuing play, Tagupa connected on a long triple at the 1:50 mark to douse cold water on Montana's fiery rally, 80-74. Montaña then fell into a maze of errors, with free throws settling the final tally. Montaña dropped to 1-2 and was playing the winless Cagayan de Oro Rapids at press time Sunday (March 12) also at the Xavier Gym.

Tagupa, a college alumnus of Pilgrim Christian College here before transferring to Manila's Adamson University, finished with only six points but his fine quarterbacking highlighted by eight assists earned him the nod as the game's best player, much to the delight of team owner and MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar Moreno who watched the game from start to finish.

Five Pryce Pharma players submitted twin digits led by Alfeche with 18 and Christopher Carretas with 13, Jerome Numeran with 12, James Laygo with 11 and Dondon Mendoza with 10. Legarde and Panerio topped Montaña with 18 and 17 markers respectively.

How They Scored

Misor Pryce Pharma 82--Alfeche 18, Carretas 13, Numeran 12, Laygo 11, Mendoza 10, Tagupa 6, Lumantas 6, Redulosa 2, Trumpeta 2, Saludsod 2, Rivera 0.

Montaña Davao 75--Legarde 18, Panerio 17, Quibod 10, Dawal 7, Abanes 6, Coquilla 5, Ayson 5, Butel 4, Te 3, Bajenting 0, Guno 0, Bonifacio 0.

Period Scores: 19-22, 41-40, 66-55, 82-75.

gameface_one
03-14-2006, 08:34 AM
Mantawi Traders all set to do business in MVBA
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 03/14/2006

They may be a young team, but the Mantawi Traders of Mandaue City Mayor Thadeo Ouano are ready and determined to make serious business in the inaugural season of the fledgling Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA).

"We're ready," declared Mantawi's decorated coach and M. Lhuillier Sports Development Foundation (MLSDF) executive director Eddie Ybañez as they gear up for their league debut against Toyota-Iloilo Warriors on March 25 at the Barba Sports Complex in Toledo City.

"Although they're not veterans as most of my players are young and still playing with their respective mother schools, I can assure they're a fighting team. All they need is constant practice and proper motivation," said Ybañez.

Mantawi carries the monicker "Traders" considering that commerce and industry are the chief bedrock that built a highly-urbanized and prosperous Mandaue City today.

On hand to lend moral support and wish good luck to the Traders during the team's formal launching yesterday at the Mandaue City session hall were mayor Ouano himself and Mandaue City Sports and Development Commission chairperson Cheryl Ouano.

"I think this is the right time for Mandaue to put up its own basketball team because in the previous years, we're not that active in supporting the sport," said Cheryl Ouano.

Expected to be at the helm of Mantawi's maiden MVBA venture are five members of five-time CESAFI champion University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers in Rino Berami, Randy Sevilla, Arturo "Jay-R" Pepito, Jr., Kim Calo, and the high-leaping Morsie Akad.

Curiously, Mantawi's team captain Ronaldo "Magic" Bucao is a former top pointguard of the UV Lancers. At 5-foot-2, he's the smallest in Mantawi roster, but holds the biggest position being the designated team leader.

The other collegiate standouts in Mantawi Traders' fold are Herbert Arellano and Ariel Lozano of the University of San Jose-Recoletos, Mark Ignatius Loyola and Arlow Jueves of the University of San Carlos, Doroteo Almacin and Miguelito Ducay of the University of Cebu, and Elvis Lavares of the University of Southern Philippines.

Completing Mantawi's roster are Leodi Garcia and Joseph Guangco.

Ybañez candidly admitted being a young squad could be of their disadvantage, but the veteran bench tactician expressed confidence they can offset that drawback with their speed and quickness.

"We'll make the most out of our running game because we have fresher legs. Also, we will focus more on the mental aspect of the game," said Ybañez.

Ybañez just asked the full support and cooperation of his players so they can build up a strong and competitive team.

"One thing I asked from my players is to strictly adhere to the system I'm going to implement in this team. They should stick to our gameplan, because if they don't know how to follow instructions, this team is good for nothing," said Ybañez.

Ybañez will work hand in hand with his lieutenants at the bench in Edcel Vallena, Bong Begontes, Ancing Anciado and Eddie Montalban as they strive hard to become worthwhile representatives of Mandaue City.

gameface_one
03-14-2006, 08:42 AM
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
CDO Rapids equals Misor's 0-2 start
sunstar.com.ph
Mar. 14, 2006

* The home squad seeks first MVBA win tomorrow on the road vs GenSan Pacman

MONTAÑA Pawnshop-Davao displayed veteran poise down the stretch to dispose of the Cagayan de Oro Rapids, 95-90, at the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Sunday evening at the Xavier University gym.

It was a tight contest for 36 minutes with no team getting clear control.

Montaña forward Mark Bonifacio nailed a jumper with four minutes to play that shattered an 82-82 deadlock. At about the same time, Rapids center Mark Benitez was slapped a foul for hitting Mark Legarde, who then made both free throws for an 86-82 Montaña lead.

Cheered by the heavy Sunday crowd, the Rapids fought back behind field goals by Robin Mendoza, Mark Apepe and Jong Rebuya. With 13 seconds to play and the Rapids still trailing 88-91, Abe Galinato made a long jumper but the referees ruled it worth only two markers hence still keeping Montaña ahead by a single point.

Galinato quickly fouled Randy Panerio, who made both gift shots to pad Montana's advantage, 93-90. Dado Ayson then broke up the Rapids' final play by swatting away their forward pass and the ball landing in the hands of teammate Allan Quibod who was immediately tagged by Rebuya and two seconds on the clock. Quibod made both charities for the final score.

Montaña head coach Dodong Cagampang felt relieved his wards avoided a three-game losing skid and instead finished their first round assignments at an even 2-2.

Cagayan de Oro remained winless in two starts going into their next game tomorrow (March 15) when they travel to the Lagao gym to play PacMan-General Santos of boxing champ Manny Pacquiao at 5:30 pm in the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Panasonic, Sulpicio Lines, Molten and Nature's Spring Drinking Water.

Philip Butel submitted a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds to earn best player honors. Aside from Butel, five other Montaña stalwarts had 10 or more points led by Panerio with 22 and Ayson with 14. Bonifacio and Linde Dawal added 13 while Legarde had 10 in a balanced attack for the Armando Quibod-owned franchise. Galinato paced the Rapids with 19 followed by Rebuya with 18 markers.

How they scored:

Montañ-Davao 95--Panerio 22, Ayson 14, Bonifacio 13, Dawal 13, Butel 12, Legarde 10, Quibod 5, Abanes 4, Bajenting 2, Coquilla 0, Te 0.

Cagayan de Oro 90--Galinato 19, Rebuya 18, Maloloy-on 12, Getubig 12, Estolano 9, Apepe 8, Benitez 6, Mendoza 4, Bajuyo 2, Nunez 0, Casino 0.

Period Scores: 30-25, 52-52, 73-74, 95-90

gameface_one
03-15-2006, 09:58 AM
Pacman dribblers face Rapids

The Philippine Star 03/15/2006

GENERAL SANTOS–The ML Kwarta Padala-Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference shifts action to General Santos City, as the host PacMan-General Santos takes on winless struggling Cagayan de Oro Rapids today at the Lagao Gym.

Gametime is at 5:30 p.m.

Splitting their first two games on the road, PacMan-General Santos owned by boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will bank on its homecourt advantage as it tries to move up in the standings of this tournament backed up by ML Kwarta Padala and also by Panasonic, Sulpicio Lines, Molten and Nature’s Spring Drinking Water.

Iligan City remains on top with a clean 3-0 card while Montaña Pawnshop-Davao follows with 2-2.

PacMan head coach Nonoy Pido will rely anew on Dondon Tadena, Louie Medalla, Apol Coronado and center Norberto Farochillen to hurdle their first game on their turf.

gameface_one
03-15-2006, 10:00 AM
MVBA shifts action to GenSan
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 03/15/2006

The ML Kwarta Padala-Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference brings its hot action to the Tuna Capital of the World, General Santos City, for the first time as host PacMan-General Santos tests the mettle of the struggling Cagayan de Oro Rapids today at 5:30 pm at the Lagao Gym.

After splitting their first two games on the road, PacMan owned by boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao hopes to use their homecourt advantage to the hilt to move up in the standings and catch up with the league front-runner Iligan City (3-0) and Montana Pawnshop-Davao (2-2).

PacMan of head coach Nonoy Pido derive their strength from the productive guard trio of Dondon Tadena (16.0 ppg), Louie Medalla (12.0 ppg) and Apol Coronado (11.0 ppg) and the sweet-shooting center Norberto Farochillen (14.5 PPG).

On the other hand, the Rapids of Mayor Vicente "Dongkoy" Y. Emano are still winless in two starts and must work extra hard as they try to overcome their foes and the expected big partisan crowd.

Coach Boy Dacoco has seen pleasant games from sentinels Jong Rebuya (21.0 ppg) and Abe Galinato (17.5 ppg) and bruisers Gabriel Maloloy-on (13.5 PPG) and Cesar Estolano (11.5 PPG).

Team PacMan has a bigger task on Friday as they play host to the undefeated Iligan City at 5:30 pm also at the Lagao Gym.

Hostilities in the five-team Visayas Division will commence on March 25 with a double-header hosted by the Toledo Landmasters of businessman/realtor Joe Soberano at the city's Barba Sports Complez.

The rest of the Visayas Division is made up of M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City Jewelers of jewelry magnate and sportsman Michel Lhuillier, Matawi Traders of Mandaue City Mayor Thadeo Z. Ouano, Toyota-Iloilo and the newly-crowned National Students champion West Negros College-Bacolod.

gameface_one
03-15-2006, 10:12 AM
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Rapids battle Pacman today
sunstar.com.ph

GENERAL SANTOS -- The ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference brings its hot action to the Tuna Capital of the World, General Santos City, for the first time as the host PacMan-General Santos tests the mettle of the struggling Cagayan de Oro Rapids today (March 15) starting 5:30 pm at the Lagao gym.

After splitting their first two games on the road, PacMan, owned by boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, hopes to use their homecourt advantage to the hilt and move up in the standings and catch idle leaders Iligan City (3-0) and Montaña Pawnshop-Davao (2-2).



PacMan head coach Nonoy Pido draws his strength from the productive guard trio of Dondon Tadena (16.0 PPG), Louie Medalla (12.0 PPG), and Apol Coronado (11.0 PPG) plus sweet shooting center Norberto Farochillen (14.5 PPG).

On the other hand, the Rapids of Mayor Vicente "Dongkoy" Y. Emano are still winless in two starts and must work extra hard as they try to overcome their foes and the expected big partisan crowd.

Coach Boy Dacoco has seen pleasant games from sentinels Jong Rebuya (21.0 PPG) and Abe Galinato (17.5 PPG) and bruisers Gabriel Maloloy-on (13.5 PPG) and Cesar Estolano (11.5 PPG).

Team PacMan will again play host on Friday (March 17) when undefeated Iligan City comes to town starting at 5:30 pm still at the Lagao gym.

Hostilities in the five-team Visayas Division will commence on March 25 with a doubleheader hosted by the Toledo Landmasters of businessman/realtor Joe Soberano at the city's Barba gymnasium. The rest of the Visayas Division is made up of M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu, Jonkie-Batang Mandaue, Toyota-Iloilo and newly-crowned National Students champion West Negros College-Bacolod.

AnthonyServinio
03-16-2006, 12:34 PM
PACMAN RISES TO SECOND PLACE

Iligan City 3-0
PacMan-General Santos 2-1
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 2-2
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 1-2
Cagayan de Oro 0-3

Game Tomorrow (March 17) – Lagao Gym (General Santos City)
5:30PM PacMan-GenSan vs. Iligan City

* * *GENERAL SANTOS CITY – PacMan-General Santos moved up to second place by keeping the Cagayan de Oro Rapids winless, 88-81, at the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Wednesday (March 15) at the cavernous Lagao Gym.

* * *Guard Apol Coronado came off the bench to score seven quick points in the first quarter and ended the game with aplomb by scattering 12 markers in the final canto to power the team of boxing idol Manny Pacquiao and Coach Ramon Pido to its second win in three games.

* * *The Rapids went on an 11-0 run led by Mark Benitez that cut PacMan's 13-point edge after the first period to only two points, 25-27.* Despite the onslaught, PacMan held on the lead at the halftime break, 41-35.* The Rapids finally had their first and only taste of the lead, 44-43, early in the third period on a lay-up by Abe Galinato.

* * *PacMan recovered and controlled the contest behind timely shots by Louie Medalla and Noel Sandoval.* Galinato scored his final basket to threaten for the last time, 67-69.* Veteran Jomer Rubi quickly answered with the last of his four triples and Coronado clustered four consecutive points to give PacMan cushion with 3:30 to play, 74-67.

* * *By the final two minutes, the Rapids began to challenge PacMan from the free throw line.* PacMan responded by connecting on 10 of their 14 attempts down the stretch to seal the win in the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Panasonic, Sulpicio Lines, Molten and Nature's Spring Drinking Water.

* * *Coronado finished with a total of 19 points to power PacMan while Medalla added 17.* Rubi and Dondon Tadena both had 12 points.* Jong Rebuya topped the Rapids with 19 while Gabriel Maloloy-on chipped in 17 followed by Robin Mendoza with 15.

* * *A classic battle is expected tomorrow (March 17) when PacMan (2-1) plays host to undefeated Iligan City (3-0) still at the Lagao Gym beginning at 5:30PM.* A PacMan win will result in a tie for the best record in the tournament.* Iligan will try their best to sweep the first round behind the combined efforts of stalwarts Alex Bognot, Eric Araman, Marvin Tundag, Aries Gloria and Eduardo Pening, the hero of Iligan's last win on the road against the Rapids, 100-99, last March 9 at the Xavier University Gym.

How They Scored:

* * *PACMAN-GENSAN (88) – Coronado 19, Medalla 17, Rubi 12, Tadena 12, Sandoval 11, Farochilen 6, Madera 4, Locsin 3, Jabagat 3, Dennison 1, Cabanlit 0, Recustodio 0.

* * *CAGAYAN DE ORO (81) – Rebuya 19, Maloloy-on 17, Mendoza 15, Apepe 8, Benitez 8, Galinato 6, Estolano 4, Casino 4, Getubig 0, Gelogo 0, Nunez 0, Sanchez 0.

* * *Period Scores: 27-14, 41-35, 61-58, 88-81.

bchoter
03-16-2006, 12:41 PM
Like his fellow former FEU PG Celino Cruz, I think Robin Mendoza still has a place in the PBA. Wouldn't it be interesting to watch former King Tamaraws and PGs from different era including Johny Abarrientos, perhaps the ultmate King Tamaraw and top play of the lower part of the 90s, Mendoza of the upper half of the 90's, Celino Cruz of the late 90's and early 2000, and Denoks Miranda?

gameface_one
03-17-2006, 11:52 AM
Friday, March 17, 2006
Pacman KOs CDO, 88-81
sunstar.com.ph

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- PacMan-General Santos moved up to second place by keeping the Cagayan de Oro Rapids winless, 88-81, at the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Wednesday (March 15) at the cavernous Lagao gym.

Guard Apol Coronado came off the bench to score seven quick points in the first quarter and ended the game with aplomb by scattering 12 markers in the final canto to power the team of boxing idol Manny Pacquiao and coach Ramon Pido to its second win in three games.

The Rapids went on an 11-0 run led by Mark Benitez that cut PacMan's 13-point edge after the first period to only two points, 25-27. Despite the onslaught, PacMan held on the lead at the halftime break, 41-35. The Rapids finally had their first and only taste of the lead, 44-43, early in the third period on a lay-up by Abe Galinato.

PacMan recovered and controlled the contest behind timely shots by Louie Medalla and Noel Sandoval. Galinato scored his final basket to threaten for the last time, 67-69. Veteran Jomer Rubi quickly answered with the last of his four triples and Coronado clustered four consecutive points to give PacMan cushion with 3:30 to play, 74-67.

By the final two minutes, the Rapids began to challenge PacMan from the free throw line. PacMan responded by connecting on 10 of their 14 attempts down the stretch to seal the win in the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Panasonic, Sulpicio Lines, Molten and Nature's Spring Drinking Water.

Coronado finished with a total of 20 points to power PacMan while Medalla added 16. Rubi and Dondon Tadena both had 12 points. Jong Rebuya topped the Rapids with 19 while Gabriel Maloloy-on chipped in 17 followed by Robin Mendoza with 15.

A classic battle is expected today (March 17) when PacMan (2-1) plays host to undefeated Iligan City (3-0) still at the Lagao gym beginning at 5:30 pm. A PacMan win will result in a tie for the best record in the tournament. Iligan will try their best to sweep the first round behind the combined efforts of stalwarts Alex Bognot, Eric Araman, Marvin Tundag, Aries Gloria and Eduardo Pening, the hero of Iligan's last win on the road against the Rapids, 100-99, last March 9 at the Xavier University gym.

How they scored

Pacman-Gensan 88-- Coronado 19, Medalla 17, Rubi 12, Tadena 12, Sandoval 11, Farochilen 6, Madera 4, Locsin 3, Jabagat 3, Dennison 1, Cabanlit 0, Recustodio 0.

Cagayan de Oro 81-- Rebuya 19, Maloloy-on 17, Mendoza 15, Apepe 8, Benitez 8, Galinato 6, Estolano 4, Casino 4, Getubig 0, Gelogo 0, Nunez 0, Sanchez 0.

Period Scores: 27-14, 41-35, 61-58, 88-81.

AnthonyServinio
03-18-2006, 10:55 AM
ILIGAN SWEEPS FIRST ROUND

Iligan City 4-0
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 2-2
PacMan-General Santos 2-2
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 1-2
Cagayan de Oro 0-3

Game Wednesday (March 22) – Panabo City, Davao del Norte
5:30PM Montana Pawnshop-Davao vs. PacMan-General Santos

* * *GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Iligan City completed a clean sweep of the first round of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference by outclassing PacMan-General Santos, 89-80, on the road Friday (March 17) at the Lagao Gym.

* * * With a slew of his relatives watching, Iligan's General Santos-born forward Alex Bognot did the most damage on PacMan's cause* by uncorking nine markers in the opening period.* Aided by the six points of center Erickson Araman, the boys of Iligan's sports-minded mayor Lawrence Cruz raced to an unassailable 21-11 advantage and never looked back en route to their fourth straight win in the tournament made possible by ML Kwarta Padala, Panasonic, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Molten and Sulpicio Lines..

* * *Iligan led all the way, with Bognot continuing his assault in the second canto to maintain the lead at halftime, 38-28.* Then, it was the turn of forward Marvin Tundag to display good shooting form in adding four triples in the pivotal third period as PacMan continued to search for answers.* PacMan's woes was best personified by their combined nine out of 29 shooting from the free throw line.

* * *Finally, Bognot completed his fine game by making 11 points in the final quarter to deliver the knockout blow.* Still, PacMan gamely tried to close in behind the rallies of Jaypee Locsin, Apol Coronado and Jethro Recustodio but to no avail.

* * *Bognot tallied a season-high 29 points followed by Tundag with 18.* Araman finished with 12 and Aries Gloria added 11 for good measure.* Locsin paced PacMan with 17 points while Coronado added 12 as the rest of their teammates struggled.

* * *Wednesday's win also placed Iligan a win away from clinching a playoff berth.* The second round of the MVBA's Mindanao Division commences on Wednesday with PacMan traveling to Panabo City, Davao del Norte to face Montana Pawnshop-Davao starting at 5:30PM.

* * *The Visayas Division opens March 25 at Toledo City's Barba Gym featuring M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu of BAP Chairman Michel J. Lhuillier, Mantawi Traders of Mayor Thadeo Z. Ouano, Toyota-Iloilo of Robert Uy, newly crowned National Students Champion West Negros College-Bacolod of BAP Western Visayas Regional Director Anthony Agustin and host Toledo Landmasters of realtor Jose R. Soberano III.

How They Scored:

* * *ILIGAN (89) – Bognot 29, Tundag 18, Araman 12, Gloria 11, Cosingan 9, Sereno 8, Pendang 2, Pagaling 0, Pening 0, Bangloy 0.

* * *PACMAN-GENSAN (80) – Locsin 17, Coronado 12, Medalla 9, Recustodio 8, Tadena 8, Farochillen 7, Dagcutan 5, Sandoval 4, Deligero 3, Dennison 3, Rubi 2, Jabagat 2, Madera 0, Cabanlit 0.

* * *Period Scores: 21-11, 38-28, 60-54, 89-80.

bchoter
03-20-2006, 06:40 PM
HERE ARE the submitted rosters for three of the five teams competing in the Visayas Division:

[[color=navy]MANTAWI TRADERS
Mark Ignatius LOYOLA


Mas bagay yata ito sa Ateneo kesa kay Ronnie Bughao

Mateen Cleaves
03-20-2006, 09:12 PM
Hindi ba si Leoncio Tan is Jun Tan? Ano yan, mag-commute siya between MVBA and PBL games? ;)

AnthonyServinio
03-22-2006, 11:24 PM
PACMAN RECLAIMS SOLO SECOND PLACE

VISAYAS DIVSION
West Negros college 0-0
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 0-0
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-0
Mantawi Traders 0-0
Cebu Landmasters-Toledo 0-0

MINDANAO DIVSION
Iligan City 4-0
PacMan-General Santos 3-2
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 2-3
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 1-2
Cagayan de Oro Rapids 0-3

Game Friday (March 24) – Lagao Gym (General Santos City):
5:30PM PacMan-GenSan vs. Pryce Pharma-MisOr

* * *PANABO CITY – PacMan-General Santos of boxing champion Manny Pacquiao completed a remarkable comeback to steal the win from Montana Pawnshop-Davao, 86-78, and grab solo second place in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the Panabo City Stadium Wednesday evening (March 22).

* * *Trailing for three and a half periods, PacMan poured it on in the final canto behind guard Louie Medalla who scored all of his 10 markers in that crucial stage of the game.* Montana led, 73-69, until Medalla, Jaypee Locsin and Apol Coronado powered a crushing 12-0 run that slowly ate into the lead, highlighted by Medalla tying the game for the first time with a free throw split off Christ Coquilla at the 6:13 mark, 73-73.* Medalla then broke the tie with a basket, 75-73, and 4:50 to play.* After the run, PacMan found themselves ahead by eight, 81-73, with four minutes to play.

* * *Dado Ayson quickly knocked in Montana's final field goal, 75-81.* From there, PacMan hung tough with Locsin adding two free throws off Philip Butel and Medalla draining a triple with 46 seconds left to settle the final tally and raise PacMan's win-loss card to 3-2.* Montana dropped to 2-3.

* * *Fatigue got the better of Montana, who suited only ten players for their first home game in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Panasonic, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.* Coach Dodong Cagampang sorely missed the services of center Mark Legarde, forward Jeff Bajenting and guard Avel Guno who suffered various ailments.

* * *Still, Montana put up a gallant stand before the big crowd that included Panabo City Mayor Rey P. Gavina and team owner Armando Quibod.* Inspired by their presence, Montana raced to a 20-4 start behind guard Allan Quibod and forwards Mark Bonifacio and Linde Dawal en route to taking the first period, 30-20.* PacMan then proceeded to slowly chip into Montana's lead behind the good games of Locsin, Coronado and Dondon Tadena.

* * *Tadena and Locsin led all scorers with 18 points, followed by Coronado with 15.* Ayson topped Montana with 13 markers followed by Bonifacio and Dawal with 12 apiece.

* * *Sizzling MVBA action resumes Friday (March 24) at the Lagao Gym with PacMan aiming for its second straight win when they host Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental of MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar Moreno starting at 5:30PM.* PacMan trounced Pryce, 86-78, last February 26 in Iligan City and aims to score a repeat this time in front of their home fans.

* * *Pryce Pharma boasts of certified scoring threats Dondon Mendoza and Jesson Alfeche, who both average 13.7 points per game and Christopher Carretas (10.3 PPG).* A big plus is the arrival of guard Ramil Tagupa, who came up with six points and eight assists in leading Pryce to their first win last March 11 over Montana, 82-75, at the Xavier University Gym.

How They Scored:

* * *PACMAN-GENSAN (86) – Tadena 18, Locsin 18, Coronado 15, Medalla 10, Recustodio 7, Jabagat 7, Sandoval 6, Rubi 3, Deligero 2, Madera 0, Cabanlit 0, Farochillen 0.

* * *MONTANA-DAVAO (78) – Ayson 13, Bonifacio 12, Dawal 12, Panerio 10, Quibod 10, Butel 8, Coquilla 6, Abanes 5, Te 2, Olegario 0.

* * *Period Scores: 20-30, 38-46, 61-68, 86-78.

paralusi
03-23-2006, 01:30 PM
Torion returns home to rebuild a broken dream

"It was Torion’s former mentor Jun Tan who asked him to return home to play for the Cebu Landmasters-Toledo City in the Mindanao-Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA).

"Torion will be paid P20,000 a month this time. Still, the PBA dream burns brightly in his mind.

"'My stint here in MVBA is not just about money, I want to be in shape always because I know that there’s still a chance that I could return to the PBA,' said Torion. 'I know that I am still capable of playing competitive basketball and can still keep pace with the young players in the PBA.'

"And for Torion, it is a dream that will never fade away."

http://news.inq7.net/sports/index.php?index=1&story_id=70261

bchoter
03-23-2006, 02:03 PM
^ A dream that he himself turns into a nightmare. If only he truly mends his ways.

AnthonyServinio
03-25-2006, 10:46 AM
DEFENSE, FREE THROWS KEY PACMAN'S FOURTH WIN

VISAYAS DIVSION
West Negros College 0-0
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 0-0
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-0
Mantawi Traders 0-0
Cebu Landmasters-Toledo 0-0

MINDANAO DIVSION
Iligan City 4-0
PacMan-General Santos 4-2
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 2-3
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 1-3
Cagayan de Oro Rapids 0-3

Game Today (March 25) - Barba Gym (Toledo City):
5:30PM Cebu Landmasters-Toledo vs. Mantawi Traders

Games Tomorrow (March 26):
5:30PM M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu vs. Cebu Landmasters-Toledo (New Cebu City Coliseum)
5:30PM Montana-Davao vs. Pryce Pharma-MisOr (Almendras Gym, Davao City)

* * *GENERAL SANTOS CITY – PacMan-GenSan lived up to its reputation as the best defensive team in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference in turning back the challenge of visiting Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental, 73-68, in continuing league action Friday (March 24) at the Lagao Gym.

* * *Jaypee Locsin proved to be the hottest player inside the air-conditioned Lagao Gym, coming off the bench to unload 15 markers in the second period and with their defense limiting Pryce Pharma to only eight markers, PacMan raced to a* 39-29 edge at halftime.

* * *Still, Pryce Pharma recovered to knot the count entering the final period, 52-52.* Strongman Jessie Lumantas scored on a jump hook to give Pryce Pharma their last taste of the lead with three minutes to play, 68-65.* PacMan then cranked up the defense, holding their opponents scoreless from that point onwards.* Pryce Pharma then resorted to giving up fouls in order to stop the clock.* Locsin, Dondon Tadena and Apol Coronado responded by shooting a combined eight of ten in the final 2:30 that saw PacMan tie the game and eventually breakaway for the victory.

* * *Owned by boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and coached by Ramon Pido, PacMan now has four wins against two defeats, a game behind Mindanao Division leader Iligan City which is undefeated in four starts.* Pryce Pharma dropped to 1-3 but remained half a game ahead of Mindanao Division doormat Cagayan de Oro (0-3).

* * *PacMan entered the game limiting its foes to a league-best average of 81.0 points.* The 68 points of Pryce Pharma set a new record for lowest score in a single game in the league made possible by ML Kwarta Padala, Panasonic, Molten, Nature's Spring Drinking Water and Sulpicio Lines.

* * *Locsin finished with 19 points, upping his average in the last three games to 18.0 PPG compared to 5.7 in PacMan's first three games.* Coronado followed with 11 and Tadena with 10.* Dondon Mendoza paced Pryce Pharma with 16, nine in the first period that saw Pryce on top, 21-17.* Lumantas added 15 and Ramil Tagupa 11.

* * *Backed by MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar Moreno, Pryce Pharma hopes to recover tomorrow (March 26) when they travel to Davao City and play Montana-Davao at the Almendras Gym starting at 5:30PM.

* * *Montana is also coming off a loss to the same PacMan quintet, 78-86, last March 22 in Panabo City.* Playing then with only ten healthy men, Coach Flordelito “Dodong” Cagampang hopes his injured players return, especially center Mark Legarde whose 11.0 PPG was sorely missed.* Skipper Randy Panerio (14.4 PPG) and Dado Ayson (16.6 PPG) remain as Montana's main scoring threats.

* * *Over in the Visayas Division, M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu opens its campaign by hosting the Cebu Landmasters-Toledo at the New Cebu City Coliseum at 5:30PM.

* * *M. Lhuillier Coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba has assembled a good mix of veterans and rookies to counter the equally impressive roster of Toledo counterpart Coach Leoncio "Jun" Tan.

How They Scored:

* * *PACMAN-GENSAN (73) – Locsin 19, Coronado 11, Tadena 10, Farochillen 9, Medalla 9, Rubi 6, Cabanlit 4, Sandoval 4, Deligero 1, Madera 0, Recustodio 0, Jabagat 0.

* * *PRYCE PHARMA-MISOR (68) – Mendoza 16, Lumantas 15, Tagupa 11, Laygo 8, Alfeche 6, Numeran 4, Mercado 4, Redulosa 2, Saludsod 2, Trumpeta 0, Abacahin 0, Carretas 0.

* * *Period Scores: 17-21, 39-29, 52-52, 73-68.

AnthonyServinio
03-26-2006, 03:28 PM
HERE ARE the submitted rosters for the five teams competing in the Visayas Division:

WEST NEGROS COLLEGE MUSTANGS
Head Coach: Elvis ATINADO
Assistant Coach:
Team Manager:
Team Owner: Anthony AGUSTIN

M. LHUILLIER KWARTA PADALA-CEBU
4 Michael MANIGO
5 Woodraw ENRIQUEZ
7 Marlon PIODO
8 Jayford RODRIGUEZ
9 Vernini TANGARORANG
10 Ariel MEPANA
11 Nino RAMIREZ
12 Danilo AYING
14 Aldrin OCANADA
15 Alano CAPUTOLAN
16 Enrico John LLANTO
-- Stephen PADILLA
Head Coach: Raul ALCOSEBA
Assistant: Alfredo ENRIQUEZ
Assistant: Lawrence MERCED
Assistant: Mike REYES
Assistant: Jesus RAMIREZ
Assistant: Lou REGIDOR
Team Owner: Michel LHUILLIER

TOYOTA-ILOILO WARRIORS
Elou ANTENOR-CRUZ
Loreto BAUTISTA
Edgar CASTRO
Gerald GANZON
Julius JALIPA
Elben LEONIDA
Lol LIMA
Edward OGUNSAYA
Paul Ian PORAL
Henry SENCIL
Eldrin SENIEREZ
Denself SINA-ON
Allen SUCALDITO
Mark UNARCE
Emil VILLANUEVA
Head Coach: Rodolfo Molet MEDEZ
Assistant: John TROMPETA
Assistant: Jerry JARANILLA
Assistant: Johnny PINEDA
Team Manager: Bayani LADRIDO
Team Owner: Iloilo Basketball League (IBL)

MANTAWI TRADERS
Morsie AKAD
Doroteo ALMACIN
Herbert ARELLANO
Rino BERAME
Kim CALO
Miguelito DUCAY
Leode GARCIA
Joseph GUANGCO
Arlo JUEVES
Elvis LAVARES
Mark Ignatius LOYOLA
Ariel LOZANO
Catalino MURILLO
Arturo PEPITO
Randy SEVILLA
Head Coach: Catalino YBANEZ
Assistant: Edsel VALLENA
Assistant: Antonio BEGONTES
Assistant: Hermogenes ANCIADO
Assistant: Eduardo MONTALBAN
Team Manager: Cheryl OUANO
Team Owner: Mayor Thadeo OUANO

CEBU LANDMASTERS-TOLEDO
Michael ALMONTE
Leo Genaro BAT-OG
Alexander CAINGLET
Pableo CANONEO
Manny GABAS
Dicksin KINTANAR
John MALINAO
Rex MANGUBAT
Ronald PARAISO
Richard Ian SALADAGA
Carlos SAYON
John Paul TAMPUS
Jimwell TORION
Bernie URSAL
Fritz VILLAMOR
Head Coach: Leoncio TAN
Assistant Coach: Joel TAMPUS
Assistant Coach: Jovanie ROMARATE
Team Manager: Eliseo PONO
Team Owner: Jose SOBERANO III

AnthonyServinio
03-27-2006, 02:49 PM
TOLEDO OPENS VISAYAS ACTION WITH A BANG

VISAYAS DIVSION
Cebu Landmasters-Toledo 1-0
West Negros College 0-0
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 0-0
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-0
Mantawi Traders 0-1

MINDANAO DIVSION
Iligan City 4-0
PacMan-General Santos 4-2
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 2-3
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 1-3
Cagayan de Oro Rapids 0-3

Games Today (March 26):
5;30PM Montana-Davao vs. Pryce Pharma-MisOr (Almendras Gym, Davao City)
5:30PM M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu vs. Cebu Landmasters-Toledo (New Cebu City Coliseum)

* * *TOLEDO CITY – Host Toledo's dreaded backcourt tandem of veterans Jimwell Torion and Alex Cainglet sowed terror in all facets of the game to vault the Landmasters to an 81-67 thrashing of the Mantawi Traders at the start of Visayas Division action in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Saturday night (March 25) at the Barba Sports Complex.

* * *The shifty "Tora-Tora" Torion fired 23 points, while Cainglet added 16 markers as they combined for seven out the Landmasters' 10 triples that plunged the heaviest damage on the visiting Traders of Mandaue City Mayor Thadeo Z. Ouano.

* * *The other three triples were drilled in by Ronald Paraiso, who showed no signs of rust in his comeback finishing with 11 points. Top center Leo Bat-og donated 10 points to underscore Toledo's balanced attack.

* * *"I'm very happy. I hope this victory will serve as a morale-booster to my players. Most of them haven't played in big leagues like this (MVBA) for quite some time now and I hope with this win, they will regain their confidence," said Toledo head coach Leoncio “Jun” Tan.

* * *With Torion and Cainglet manning their offensive artillery, the Landmasters of realtor Joe Soberano got off to a sizzling start and raced to an imposing 20-point bulge, 42-22, with still 5:15 left in the second quarter.* However, the Traders of well-respected coach Catalino “Eddie” Ybanez courageously fired back with 14-0 run bridging the second and third quarters to chop the deficit down to a single digit, 36-42.

* * *Paraiso hit a 3-pointer to break the Landmasters almost seven-minute scoring drought, but the Traders staged another mini-rally to pull within three, 49-52, with 1:17 left into the final period.* That proved to be Mantawi's last hurrah as the Landmasters, inspired by the solid cheers of their hometown fans, unleashed a searing 11-0 run to regain a 14-point edge, 63-49, with 9:06 remaining in the game.

* * *Mantawi failed to recover from there as Torion and Cainglet orchestrated a fierce endgame assault to ice Toledo's triumph. Cainglet's fourth and final triple formally knocked the lights off the Traders, 79-62, with a minute left to play.

* * *Collegiate standouts Randy Sevilla and Doroteo Almacin topped Mantawi with 16 points apiece.

* * *Simple opening rites preceded the game with Toledo City Mayor Arlene “Daydee” Espinosa Zambo and Councilor Cesar Ian Zambo and MVBA founder and BAP VP-Visayas Coach Raul “Yayoy” D. Alcoseba of M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu in attendance.

* * *The Traders hope to bounce back from that debacle, but face a tall order as they play host to title-favorite M. Lhuillier at 5:30 pm Tuesday (March 28) at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex.* Southern basketball’s most storied rivalry takes center stage as Coach Ybanez faces M. Lhuillier counterpart Coach Alcoseba in a battle between the Traders’ youth and M. Lhuillier’s vast experience.

* * *The Toyota-Iloilo Warriors and reigning National Inter-Collegiate champion West Negros College of Bacolod City complete the five-team cast in the Visayas Division.

How They Scored:

* * *TOLEDO (81) – Torion 23, Cainglet 16, Paraiso 11, Bat-og 10. Ursal 8, Saladaga 6, Mangubat 3, Canoneo 2, Almonte 2.

* * *MANTAWI (67) – Sevilla 16, Almacin 16, Garcia 9, Berame 7, Pepito 6, Ducay 5, Calo 3, Guangco 3, Yuson 2.

* * *Period Scores: 24-13, 42-26, 58-49, 81-67.

AnthonyServinio
03-27-2006, 02:53 PM
PAWNSHOPS PREVAIL

VISAYAS DIVSION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 1-0
Cebu Landmasters-Toledo 1-1
West Negros College 0-0
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-0
Mantawi Traders 0-1

MINDANAO DIVSION
Iligan City 4-0
PacMan-General Santos 4-2
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 3-3
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 1-4
Cagayan de Oro Rapids 0-3

Game Wednesday (March 29) – Xavier University Gym:
5:30PM Pryce Pharma-MisOr vs. Cagayan de Oro

* * *DAVAO CITY – Philip Butel and Randy Panerio conspired to lift Montana Pawnshop-Davao to an inspiring 86-82 triumph over Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental in ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference play Sunday evening (March 26) at the Almendras Gym.

* * *Trailing for 95 percent of the game and playing with an eight-player rotation, Montana turned the game around in the final 80 seconds when Panerio completed their sizzling comeback with a triple to tie the contest for the first and last time, 80-80.* After a botched Pryce Pharma play, the 6’5” Butel added a basket plus a foul on James Laygo with 28 seconds remaining, 84-82.* Butel missed his bonus free throw.

* * *Pryce Pharma’s Dondon Mendoza then tried to win the game with a hurried triple that bounced off the rim into the waiting hands of Butel, who was quickly fouled by Ramil Tagupa.* Butel then made both free throws to pad Montana’s edge, 84-80, and 18 ticks left.* Hobbled by cramps, Butel fouled Christopher Carretas in order for Coach Dodong Cagampang to field a substitute.* Carretas made both shots to cut Montana’s lead, 82-84, but with only five seconds remaining.* Tagupa quickly fouled Dado Ayson, who settled the final tally with two more free throws.

* * *Earlier, Panerio and Ryan Abanes rained triples and Butel effectively patrolled the inside to methodically melt away Pryce Pharma’s lead which stood by as much as 11 points at the halftime break, 46-35.

* * *Panerio finished with 26 points on four triple while Butel submitted 15 of his 17 points in the second half on top of 12 rebounds.* Mendoza paced Pryce Pharma with 18 points followed by Jesson Alfeche with 17.

* * *The win evened Montana’s win-loss card at 3-3 and remain in striking distance of idle leaders Iligan and PacMan-GenSan in the Mindanao Division of the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Panasonic, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.* Pryce Pharma dropped to 1-3, half a game ahead of Mindanao doormat Cagayan de Oro (0-3).

* * *Over in Cebu City, the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers suffered a huge offensive meltdown in the final canto, but lucky breaks went on their side towards the end of their opening game to repulse the gritty Cebu Landmasters-Toledo, 90-83, in Visayas Division action at the New Cebu City Coliseum.

* * *A triple by ace playmaker Woodrow Enriquez to open up the fourth period gave the Jewelers its biggest lead, 85-65, with still 9:16 left to play.* But what appeared to be a blowout by M. Lhuillier suddenly turned into an airtight battle as the Landmasters fired back with a furious 18-0 rally to threaten at 83-85 on free throws by forward Bernie Ursal with 4:14 remaining.

* * *The Landmasters even had a chance to grab the lead, but fumbled as Alex Cainglet missed a pair of wide open three-pointers that could have turned the tide of the match in their favor.* Enriquez then broke M. Lhuillier's eight-minute scoring spell by hitting a free throw for an 86-83 count entering the final one-minute mark of the contest.* As the Landmasters were hobbled by costly errors in the closing seconds, Ariel Mepana and Stephen Padilla split their charities, before Enrico Llanto sealed M. Lhuillier's victory with a short jumper from the left corner with 12 seconds to go in the game to peg the final count.

* * *Mike Manigo led M. Lhuillier with 19 points on five triples.* Enriquez followed with 15 points.* Ursal topped the Landmasters of realtor Joe Soberano with 15 points, while Leo Bat-og contributed 13 markers.

How They Scored:

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (90) – Manigo 19, Enriquez 15, Rodriguez 13, Mepana 11, Padilla 9, Aying 8, Caputolan 8, Llanto 8, Ocañada 4.

* * *TOLEDO (83) – Ursal 15, Bat-og 13, Saladaga 11, Torion 9, Cainglet 9, Paraiso 9, Sayon 9, Almonte 5, Villamor 1.

* * *Period Scores: 28-20, 54-45, 82-65, 90-83.

* * *MONTANA-DAVAO (86) – Panerio 26, Butel 17, Abanes 14, Ayson 12, Quibod 7, Bonifacio 5, Coqilla 3, Dawal 2.

* * *PRYCE PHARMA-MISOR (82) – Mendoza 18, Alfeche 17, Lumantas 16, Redulosa 10, Tagupa 4, Carretas 4, Numeran 4, Laygo 4, Acaylar 3, Trumpeta 2, Saludsod 0, Mercado 0.

* * *Period Scores: 14-23, 35-46, 58-64, 86-82.

AnthonyServinio
03-27-2006, 02:54 PM
INDIVIDUAL SCORING

1. Venancio REBUYA (CDO) 20.3
2. Alexander BOGNOT (Iligan) 18.5
3. Marvin TUNDAG (Iligan) 17.5
4. Jose Randy PANERIO (Montana) 16.3
5. Dado AYSON (Montana) 15.8
6. Erickson ARAMAN (Iligan) 15.8
7. Gabriel MALOLOY-ON (CDO) 15.3
8. Donamar MENDOZA (Pryce) 15.0
9. Abemelech GALINATO (CDO) 13.7
10. Donald TADENA (PacMan) 13.3

TEAM SCORING

1. Iligan City 92.5
2. Cagayan de Oro Rapids 90.0
3. Montana-Davao 82.7
4. PacMan-General Santos 81.8
5. Pryce Pharma-MisOr 79.6

TEAM DEFENSE

1. PacMan-General Santos 78.8
2. Pryce Pharma-MisOr 82.2
3. Montana-Davao 84.7
4. Iligan City 87.5
5. Cagayan de Oro Rapids 94.3

Note: Games through March 26, 2006

gameface_one
03-28-2006, 02:20 PM
Manigo stars as M. Lhuillier overcomes Toledo in MVBA
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 03/28/2006

The M. Lhuillier-Cebu City Jewelers suffered a huge offensive meltdown in the final canto, but lucky breaks went on their side towards the end of the game to repulse the gritty Toledo City Landmasters, 90-83, in the Visayas Division of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference on Sunday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Jewelers of jewelry magnate and BAP chairman Michel Lhuillier shoot for their second straight win this Friday as they tackle opening day loser Mantawi Traders of Mandaue City Mayor Thadeo Ouano at 5:30 pm at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex.

For three quarters, the Jewelers dominated the game with authority and led by double digits on several occasions, including a 17-point cushion entering the last period, 82-65.

A 3-pointer by ace playmaker Woodrow Enriquez to open up the fourth period gave the Jewelers its biggest lead, 85-65, with still 9:16 left to play.

But what appeared to be a blowout by M. Lhuillier suddenly turned into an air-tight battle as the brave-hearted Landmasters fired back with a furious 18-0 rally to threaten at 83-85 on Bernie Ursal's free throws with 4:14 remaining.

The Landmasters even had a chance to grab the lead, but fumbled as Alex Cainglet misfired a pair of wide open 3-pointers that could have turned the tide of the match in their favor.

Enriquez then broke M. Lhuillier's eight-minute scoring spell by hitting a free throw for an 86-83 count entering the final one-minute mark of the contest.

As the Landmasters were hobbled by costly errors in the closing seconds, Ariel Mepaña and Stephen Padilla split their charities, before Enrico Llanto sealed M. Lhuillier's victory with a short jumper from the left corner with 12 seconds to go in the game to peg the final count.

"My players just lost their aggressiveness. Luckily, the breaks of the game went on our side towards the end. Also, Toledo missed crucial baskets that helped our cause," said MVBA forerunner and M. Lhuillier head coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba.

A large throng of spectators trooped to the venue, mostly of them raring to watch a showdown between M. Lhuillier's Stephen Padilla and Toledo's Jimwell Torion, who are both fresh from a PBA stint.

Instead, the crowd witnessed a Michael Manigo show as the cat-quick pointman topscored for M. Lhuillier with 19 points spiked with five triples.

Enriquez had 15 points, Jayford Rodriguez added 13 and Mepaña chipped in 11 markers for the Jewelers, who hit a total of 12 triples highlighted by Danny Aying's rare four-point play with 3:21 left in the second period.

Bernie Ursal topped the Landmasters of realtor Jose Soberano with 15 points, while Leo Bat-og and Ian Saladaga contributed 13 and 11 markers, respectively.

Torion and Cainglet, the stars during their 81-67 conquest of Mantawi during the Visayas Division opening last Saturday at the Barba Sports Complex in Toledo City, were handcuffed to only nine points apiece as the Landmasters fell to 1-1 in the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Sulpicio Lines, Panasonic, Molten, and Nature's Spring.

Despite the setback, Toledo chief bench tactician Jun Tan still has something to be happy about.

"Although they were down, they didn't give up. They showed attitude that they still wanted to win and I commend my boys for that," said Tan.

gameface_one
03-29-2006, 11:25 AM
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
CDO vs MisOr Wednesday

* Both teams are struggling in their MVBA campaign Visayas division

TWO teams at the bottom tier of the Mindanao Division of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference slug it out for the first time in a match that could determine their future in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Panasonic, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

Pryce Pharma-MisOr holds a precarious half-game lead over their opponent today, the Cagayan de Oro Rapids. Game time is at 5:30 pm at the Xavier University gym.


Both teams have three defeats but Pryce Pharma has the advantage of having a win compared to the winless Rapids.

Still searching for their breakthrough win, the Rapids are hoping their two-week respite would do wonders. The Rapids last played March 15, bowing to PacMan-GenSan at the Lagao Gym, 81-88.

Coach Edgardo "Boy" Dacoco is expected to rely heavily on guard Jong Rebuya, the MVBA's current scoring leader with an average of 20.3 PPG. Also churning out good personal stats are forward Gabriel Maloloy-on and guard Abe Galinato, whose norms of 15.3 and 13.7 PPG are good for sixth and ninth among the top 10 scorers.

Aside from the three, Dacoco must squeeze out more from veteran guard Robin Mendoza, shooter Mark Apepe and big men Cesar Estolano and Mark Benitez.

First on the mind of Pryce Pharma mentor Rex Salvaña is to erase the sting of their recent road trip from March 24 to 26 that saw the franchise bow consecutively to PacMan (68-73) and Montaña-Davao (82-86).

Key players Dondon Mendoza (15.0 PPG), Jayson Alfeche (12.8 PPG), James Laygo (11.8 PPG) and Jessie Lumantas (10.2 PPG) will be at the forefront of Pryce Pharma's attack.

Meanwhile, the highly anticipated Visayas Division coaching showdown last night between coach Raul Alcoseba and the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers (1-0) and coach Eddie Ybañez and the Mantawi Traders (0-1) at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex was moved to March 31.

AnthonyServinio
03-30-2006, 12:35 AM
PRYCE PHARMA GETS SECOND WIN

VISAYAS DIVSION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 1-0
Cebu Landmasters-Toledo 1-1
West Negros College 0-0
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-0
Mantawi Traders 0-1

MINDANAO DIVSION
Iligan City 4-0
PacMan-General Santos 4-2
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 3-3
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 2-4
Cagayan de Oro Rapids 0-4

Game Friday (March 31) – Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex:
5:30PM Mantawi Traders vs. M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu

* * *CAGAYAN DE ORO – Pryce Pharma-MisOr improved its chances of making the semifinal round of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference by blasting the winless Cagayan de Oro Rapids, 80-71, in continuing action Wednesday (March 29) at the Xavier University Gym.

* * *Pryce Pharma trailed at the half, 34-39, until forward Ariel Trumpeta came off the bench to score eight points in the third period and combine with Jesson Alfeche to turn the tide in their favor, 64-53.

* * *Still, the Rapids put up a valiant fight in the final period and managed to cut the lead to a single point on several occasions, the last coming at the 3:56 mark on two free throws by center Mark Benitez, 69-70.* Alfeche retaliated with a basket to pad Pryce Pharma’s lead, 72-69, and then disaster struck for the Rapids as they missed six consecutive free throws that could have reversed the final outcome.* Point guard Raul Redulosa clustered for straight points and Trumpeta capped Pryce Pharma’s 9-0 run with a triple that knocked the fight out of the Rapids, 79-69, and 50 ticks remaining.* A late field goal by Rapids guard Robin Mendoza and a free throw split by Redulosa settled the final count.

* * *Alfeche and center Marvin Mercado topped Pryce Pharma with 14 markers each, notching the second win in six outings for the team of MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Rex Salvana.* Trumpeta and Redulosa both finished with 11 points.* Benitez led the Rapids with 18 points followed by guard Ramsey Bajuyo with 10.* The Rapids remained winless in four starts but remain mathematically in contention for a semifinal seat in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Panasonic, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

* * *Meanwhile in the Visayas Division, all eyes will be on the benches as Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba and his M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers (1-0) visit Coach Eddie Ybanez and the Mantawi Traders (0-1) Friday (March 31) at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex starting at 5:30PM.

* * *Aside from the player match ups, both head coaches renew their storied rivalry as they face each other for the first time since the 2003 Sinulog Cup where Coach Ybanez’ ML Kwarta Padala Money Movers beat Coach Alcoseba’s M. Lhuillier Jewelers in the championship match.* Both teams merged after the tournament with Coach Ybanez becoming one of Coach Alcoseba’s assistant coaches.

How They Scored:

* * *PRYCE PHARMA-MISOR (80) – Alfeche 14, Mercado 14, Redulosa 11, Trumpeta 11, Carretas 8, Tagupa 7, Lumantas 6, Mendoza 4, Numeran 3, Acaylar 2, Tedlos 0, Rivera 0, Laygo 0.

* * *CAGAYAN DE ORO (71) – Benitez 18, Bajuyo 10, Apepe 8, Galinato 7, Mendoza 5, Maloloy-on 5, Rebuya 4, Nunez 4, Sanchez 4, Casino 4, Estolano 2, Getubig 0.

* * *Period Scores: 18-18, 34-39, 64-53, 80-71.

cricohermoso
03-30-2006, 10:33 AM
Heard that Torion was signed by Sta. Lucia and will play on Saturday's out of town game in isabela, said Richard del Rosario.

gameface_one
03-31-2006, 10:00 AM
Friday, March 31, 2006
Misamis Oriental slams CDO, 80-71

* Even as rookie Bajuyo shines for the home squad

Visayas division

M. Lhuillier-Cebu 1 0
Landmasters-Toledo 1 1
West Negros College x x
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors x x
Mantawi Traders 0 1

Mindanao division
Iligan City 4 0
PacMan-GenSan 4 2
Montana-Davao 3 3
Pryce-MisOr 2 4
Cagayan de Oro 0 4

PRYCE Pharma-MisOr improved its chances of making the semifinal round of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference by blasting the winless Cagayan de Oro, 80-71, in continuing action Wednesday at the Xavier University gym.

Pryce Pharma trailed at the half, 34-39, until forward Ariel Trumpeta came off the bench to score eight points in the third period and combine with Jayson Alfeche to turn the tide in their favor, 64-53.


Still, CDO puts up a valiant fight in the final period and managed to cut the lead to a single point on several occasions, the last coming at the 3:56 mark on two free throws by center Mark Benitez, 69-70. Alfeche retaliated with a basket to pad Pryce Pharma's lead, 72-69 and then disaster struck for Cagayan de Oro dribblers as they missed six consecutive free throws that could have reversed the final outcome.

Point guard Raul Redulosa clustered for straight points and Trumpeta capped Pryce Pharma's 9-0 run with a triple that knocked the fight out of the Rapids, 79-69 and 50 ticks remaining.

A late field goal by CDO guard Robin Mendoza and a free throw split by Redulosa settled the final count.

Alfeche and center Marvin Mercado topped Pryce Pharma with 14 markers each, notching the second win in six outings for the team of MVBA Chairman Governor Oscar Moreno and Coach Rex Salvana.

Trumpeta and Redulosa both finished with 11 points. Benitez led CDO with 18 points followed by guard Ramsey Bajuyo with 10.

The Rapids remained winless in four starts but remain mathematically in contention for a semifinal seat in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Panasonic, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

Meanwhile in the Visayas Division, all eyes will be on the benches as Coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba and his M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers (1-0) visit Coach Eddie Ybañez and the Mantawi Traders (0-1) today (March 31) at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex starting at 5:30 pm.

Aside from the player match ups, both head coaches renew their storied rivalry as they face each other for the first time since the 2003 Sinulog Cup where Coach Ybañez' ML Kwarta Padala Money Movers beat Coach Alcoseba's M. Lhuillier Jewelers in the championship match.

Both teams merged after the tournament with Coach Ybañez becoming one of Coach Alcoseba's assistant coaches.

How they scored

Pryce Pharma-Misor 80--Alfeche 14, Mercado 14, Redulosa 11, Trumpeta 11, Carretas 8, Tagupa 7, Lumantas 6, Mendoza 4, Numeran 3, Acaylar 2, Tedlos 0, Rivera 0, Laygo 0.

Cagayan de Oro 71--Benitez 18, Bajuyo 10, Apepe 8, Galinato 7, Mendoza 5, Maloloy-on 5, Rebuya 4, Nunez 4, Sanchez 4, Casino 4, Estolano 2, Getubig 0.

Period scores: 18-18, 34-39, 64-53, 80-71.

AnthonyServinio
04-01-2006, 11:04 AM
M. LHUILLIER GOES 2-0

VISAYAS DIVSION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 2-0
Cebu Landmasters-Toledo 1-1
West Negros College 0-0
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-0
Mantawi Traders 0-2

MINDANAO DIVSION
Iligan City 4-0
PacMan-General Santos 4-2
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 3-3
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 2-4
Cagayan de Oro Rapids 0-4

Game Tomorrow (April 2) – University of San Agustin:
3:30PM Toyota-Iloilo Warriors vs. M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu

* * *MANDAUE CITY – The M. Lhuillier-Cebu City Jewelers went strong in overtime to eke out a scrappy 93-90 win over the hard-fighting Mantawi Traders Friday night (March 31) and grab the solo lead in the Visayas Division of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex.

* * *Bull-strong forward Enrico Llanto made the biggest impact as the Jewelers coasted to a 2-0 start in the tournament backed up by Sulpicio Lines, Panasonic, Molten, Nature's Spring Drinking Water and Cokaliong Shipping Lines.* Llanto tallied nine of his team's last 11 points in the regulation and four in the extra period that gave the Jewelers breathing space amidst Mantawi's never-say-die spirit.

* * *It was a close battle from start to finish that was accounted for a total of 11 deadlocks to the delight of the very appreciative spectators who stayed glued to their seats until the dying seconds.* After the eighth standoff at 64-64, Randy Sevilla scored eight straight points to give the Traders of Mandaue City Mayor Thadeo Z. Ouano a 72-69 lead with still 4:29 left in regulation.

* * *Llanto, however, launched a 9-0 swing by his lonesome in between Woodrow Enriquez' pair of free throws to put M. Lhuillier back in front at 80-74, 2:14 to go.* In the ensuing play, Doroteo Almacin went four-of-four from the foul line to pull Mantawi of Coach Eddie Ybanez within 78-80 with only 57 ticks remaining.

* * *A defensive stop by the Traders on Llanto forced a jump ball and the possession arrow pointing on their side with only 14.8 seconds left.* With time winding down, Mantawi's Kim Calo pierced through the middle for a lay-up, but missed. Fortunately, Glenn Yuson grabbed the offensive rebound and quickly passed the leather to Sevilla, who then sank the equalizer, 80-80, with a second left, sending the game into overtime.

* * *Sevilla opened the extra period with a breakaway lay-up off a steal from Enriquez for an 82-80 Mantawi lead, but that proved to be the Traders' last hurrah as Llanto and Aldrin Ocanada presided over a searing 12-2 run to push M. Lhuillier ahead by eight, 92-84, with only 59 ticks before the final buzzer.

* * *Mantawi threatened at 88-92 and could have even pulled closer after M. Lhuillier's Michael Manigo was called for a five-second violation from the free throw line and muffed his second attempt, but the Traders’ Morsie Akad committed a costly passing error.* Manigo later split his charities, before Mantawi's Arturo Pepito converted a buzzer-beating shot to peg the final count.

* * *Enriquez paced M. Lhuillier with 24 points followed by Llanto with 20 points.* Almacin topped Mantawi with 19 points, while Sevilla added 16 but their efforts went for naught as the Traders crashed to their second straight defeat in as many games.

* * *In continuing action tomorrow (April 2), M. Lhuillier tries to keep its perfect record as they travel to the University of San Agustin Gym to face the debuting Toyota-Iloilo Warriors starting at 3:30PM.* The Warriors, under the aegis of the Iloilo Basketball League (IBL) and coached by Molet Mendez, will parade high-scoring guards Elben Leonida and Eldrin Senierez as they defend their home turf against the invaders from Cebu.

How They Scored:

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (93) – Enriquez 24, Llanto 20, Manigo 13, Ocanada 10, Padilla 9, Rodriguez 9, Ramirez 3, Aying 2, Mepana 2, Caputolan 1.

* * *MANTAWI (90) – Almacin 19, Sevilla 16, Berame 14, Akad 12, Guangco 9, Calo 6, Ducay 5, Pepito 5, Yuson 4.

* * *Period Scores: 29-25, 41-39, 62-57, 80-80 (reg.), 93-90 (OT).

gameface_one
04-02-2006, 05:09 PM
M. Lhuillier edges Mantawi in OT to go 2-0 in MVBA tilt
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 04/02/2006

The M. Lhuillier-Cebu City Jewelers went strong in overtime to eke out a scrappy 93-90 win over the hard-fighting Mantawi Traders and grab the solo lead in the Visayas Division of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference on Friday at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex.

Peppery guard Woodrow Enriquez topscored with 24 points, but it was bull-strong forward Enrico Llanto who made the biggest impact as the Jewelers coasted to a 2-0 start in the tournament backed up by Sulpicio Lines, Panasonic, Molten, Nature's Spring Drinking Water and Cokaliong Shipping Lines.

Llanto, who finished with 20 points, tallied nine of his team's last 11 points in the regulation and four in the extra period that gave the Jewelers breathing space amidst Mantawi's never-say-die spirit.

It was a close battle from start to finish that was accounted for a total of 11 deadlocks to the delight of the very appreciative spectators who stayed glued to their seats until the dying seconds.

After the eighth standoff at 64-64, Randy Sevilla scored eight straight points to give the Traders of Mandaue City Mayor Thadeo Z. Ouano a 72-69 lead with still 4:29 left in regulation.

Llanto, however, launched a 9-0 swing by his lonesome in between Woodrow Enriquez' pair of free throws to put M. Lhuillier back in front at 80-74, 2:14 to go. In the ensuing play, Doroteo Almacin went 4-of-4 from the foul line to pull Mantawi of coach Eddie Ybañez within 78-80 with only 57 ticks remaining.

A defensive stop by the Traders on Llanto forced a jump ball and the possession arrow pointing on their side with only 14.8 seconds left.

With time winding down, Mantawi's Kim Calo pierced through the middle for a lay-up, but missed. Fortunately, Glenn Yuson grabbed the offensive rebound and quickly passed the leather to Sevilla, who then sank the equalizer, 80-80, with a second left, sending the game into overtime.

Sevilla opened the extra period with a breakaway lay-up off a steal from Enriquez for an 82-80 Mantawi lead, but that proved to be the Traders' last hurrah as Llanto and Aldrin Ocañada presided over a searing 12-2 run to push M. Lhuillier ahead by eight, 92-84, with only 59 ticks before the final buzzer.

Mantawi threatened at 88-92 and could have even pulled closer after M. Lhuillier's Michael Manigo was called for a five-second violation from the free throw line and muffed his second attempt, but the Traders' Morsie Akad committed a costly passing error.

Manigo later split his charities, before Mantawi's Jay-R Pepito converted a buzzer-beating shot to peg the final count. Manigo finished with 13 points, while Ocañada added 10 markers.

Almacin topped Mantawi with 19 points, while Sevilla added 16 but their efforts went for naught as the Traders crashed to their second straight defeat in as many games.

Mantawi's offensive backbone was greatly affected by the fouling out of ace center Rino Berame with 2:14 left in the regulation. The 6-foot-7 beanpole contributed 14 points, while the high-leaping Morsie Akad donated 12 in a losing cause.

AnthonyServinio
04-03-2006, 12:35 PM
THREE IN A ROW FOR M. LHUILLIER

VISAYAS DIVISION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 3-0
Cebu Landmasters-Toledo 1-1
West Negros College 0-0
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-1
Mantawi Traders 0-2

MINDANAO DIVISION
Iligan City 4-0
PacMan-General Santos 4-2
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 3-3
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 2-4
Cagayan de Oro Rapids 0-4

Game Tomorrow (April 4) – Xavier University:
5:30PM Cagayan de Oro Rapids vs. PacMan-GenSan

* * *ILOILO CITY – M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu marched to its third consecutive win in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Sunday (April 2) by blasting the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors, 86-72, at the University of San Agustin Gym.

* * *After failing to make an impact in their first two outings, new recruit Stephen Padilla came out of his shell to top-score with 15 points, while silent operator Alan Caputolan banged in 14 markers as M. Lhuillier firmed up its hold of the overall lead in the Visayas Division with a clean 3-0 slate.

* * *The visiting Jewelers of Coach Raul "Yayoy" D. Alcoseba employed a crippling full court-trap right from the start to baffle the Warriors all throughout the 40-minute skirmish.* The Jewelers feasted on Iloilo's string of errors to pile up points quarter after quarter resulting into a 14-point rout in the tournament backed up by ML Kwarta Padala, Sulpicio Lines, Panasonic, Molten, Nature's Spring Drinking Water and Cokaliong Shipping Lines.

* * *After racing to an early 18-10 lead, M. Lhuillier continued to pounce on the Warriors in the next two quarters to enjoy a lofty 15-point bulge at 68-53 cushion heading into the final quarter.* It was an all-Jewelers show the rest of the way. Power-playing Enrico Llanto added 11 points for M. Lhuillier.* Eldrin Senieres posted a game-high 20 points for Iloilo, while Edgar Castro and Elben Leonida scored 13 and 12, respectively, but their efforts went to waste as the Warriors failed to deliver a winning start to their hometown fans.

* * *Meanwhile, the winless Cagayan de Oro Rapids will try to keep their Mindanao Division semifinal hopes alive when they host PacMan-GenSan of boxing idol Manny Pacquiao tomorrow (April 4) at the Xavier University Gym starting at 5:30PM.* The 0-4 Rapids are a full game behind idle Pryce Pharma-MisOr (2-4).* In their last outing against Pryce Pharma last March 29, the Rapids’ high scoring trio of Jong Rebuya, Gabriel Maloloy-on and Abe Galinato could only muster 16 points compared to their usual combined average of 49.3 points per game.* A bright spot for Coach Boy Dacoco was center Mark Benitez who submitted a career-best 18 markers.* All four will again be called to carry the fight for the Rapids owned by Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano.

* * *PacMan is on a two-game winning streak, thanks to power forward Jaypee Locsin is on a roll, averaging 18.0 PPG in their last three games.* Coach Ramon Pido also has the reliable guard trio of Dondon Tadena (13.3 PPG), Apol Coronado (13.2 PPG) and Louie Medalla (11.5 PPG).* PacMan last played March 24, winning at the Lagao Gym against Pryce Pharma, 86-80.

How They Scored:

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (86) – Padilla 15, Caputolan 14, Llanto 11, Rodriguez 9, Ramirez 8, Enriquez 7, Ocañada 6, Piodo 6, Aying 5, Mepaña 3, Manigo 2.

* * *TOYOTA-ILOILO (72) – Senieres 20, Castro 13, Leonida 12, Poral 9, Bautista 9, Sencil 5, Balgos 4.

* * *Period Scores: 18-10, 45-33, 68-53, 86-72.

gameface_one
04-04-2006, 08:49 AM
M. Lhuillier downs Iloilo for third straight victory
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 04/04/2006

The M. Lhuillier-Cebu City Jewelers hit the road on a winning note as they blasted the debuting Toyota-Iloilo Warriors, 86-72, their third straight in the Visayas Division of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MBVA) First Conference at the jampacked University of San Agustin gym in Iloilo City.

After failing to make an impact in their previous two outings, ex-pro Stephen Padilla came out of his shell to topscore with 15 points, while silent operator Alano Caputolan banged in 14 markers as M. Lhuillier firmed up its hold of the overall lead with a clean 3-0 slate.

The visiting Cebu Jewelers of coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba employed a crippling full court-trap right from the start to baffle the Iloilo Warriors all throughout the 40-minute skirmish.

"It's our trapping defense that keyed our victory. I noticed that their pointguard is not-so effecient so we trapped them and eventually forced them into several turnovers," said Alcoseba, who is also the MVBA founder.

The Jewelers feasted on Iloilo's string of errors to pile up points quarter after quarter resulting into a 14-point rout in the tournament backed up by ML Kwarta Padala, Sulpicio Lines, Panasonic, Molten, Nature's Spring and Cokaliong Shipping Lines.

After racing to an early 18-10 lead, M. Lhuillier continued to pounce on the Warriors in the next two quarters to enjoy a lofty 15-point bulge at 68-53 cushiong heading into the final quarter.

It was an all-Jewelers show the rest of the way. Power-playing forward Enrico Llanto added 11 points for M. Lhuillier, while Jayford Rodriguez and Niño Ramirez combined for 17 points.

Eldrin Senieres posted a game-high 20 points for Iloilo, while Edgar Castro and Elben Leonida scored 13 and 12, respectively, but their efforts went to waste as the Warriors failed to deliver a winning start to their hometown fans.

Meanwhile, the winless Cagayan de Oro Rapids will try to keep their Mindanao Division semifinal hopes alive when they host Pacman-GenSan of boxing idol Manny Pacquiao today at 5:30 pm today at the Xavier University Gym.

The 0-4 Rapids are a full game behind idle Pryce Pharma-MisOr (2-4).

Pacman is on a two-game winning streak, thanks to power forward Jaypee Locsin who averaged 18.0 ppg in their last three games.

gameface_one
04-04-2006, 09:04 AM
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Jewelers whack Warriors in Iloilo

The M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu picked its third straight win, capitalizing on the error-laden Toyota Iloilo Warriors for an 86-72 victory in the Mindanao-Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Visayas Division at the University of San Agustin Gym in Iloilo City Sunday night.

The Jewelers used a crippling full-court trapping defense to impose their commanding presence throughout the game.

Former Alaska Aces guard Stephen Padilla finally made an impact after a sloppy performance the past two games as he scored 15 points to lead the ML kwarta Padala scorers.

Control

Alano Caputolan and Enrico Llanto also proved to be tough to contend down low as the former SWU Cobra and USC Warrior power forward added 14 and 11 points, respectively.

The Jewelers erected an eight-point lead at the end of the opening quarter and never allowed the Warriors to make a comeback, controlling both the backcourt and the frontcourt to build a 68-53 lead entering the final frame.

Despite the 20 points of Eldrin Senieres and the combined 25-point production of Edgar Castro and Elben Leonida, the Warriors failed to counter the attack of the Jewelers as they suffered a humiliating debut loss at their own homecourt.

Mindanao

Meanwhile, the winless Cagayan de Oro Rapids hope to barge into the winner’s column as they host the Mindanao division No.2-seed PacMan-GenSan tonight at the Xavier University Gym.

Cagayan de Oro coach Boy Dacoco will again lean on center Mark Benitez, and the scoring trio of Jong Rebuya, Gabriel Maloloy-on and Abe Galinato to get the Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Emano-owned team into the winning column.

PacMan, on the other hand, is on a two-game win streak as coach Ramon Pido will rely on power forward Jaypee Locsin, Dondon Tadena, Apol Coronado and Louie Medalla.

ML Kwarta-Cebu (86) – Padilla, Caputolan 14, Llanto 11, Rodriguez 9, Ramirez 8, Enriquez 7, Ocañada 6, Piodo 6, Aying 5, Mepaña 3, Manigo 2. Toyota-Iloilo (72) – Senieres 20, Castro 13, Leonida 12, Poral 9, Bautista 9, Sencil 5, Balgos 4.

Quarters: 18-10; 45-33; 68-53; 86-72. (RCM)

AnthonyServinio
04-04-2006, 11:33 PM
PACMAN KEEPS CAGAYAN DE ORO WINLESS

VISAYAS DIVSION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 3-0
Cebu Landmasters-Toledo 1-1
West Negros College x-x
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-1
Mantawi Traders 0-2

MINDANAO DIVSION
Iligan City 4-0
PacMan-General Santos 5-2
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 3-3
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 2-4
Cagayan de Oro Rapids 0-5

Game Tomorrow (April 5) – Xavier University:
5:30PM Pryce Pharma-MisOr vs. Iligan City

* * *CAGAYAN DE ORO – PacMan-GenSan overcame an 11-point deficit at the halftime break to prevail, 88-85, and keep Cagayan de Oro winless in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Tuesday (April 4) at the Xavier University Gym.

* * *Trailing, 35-46, guards Louie Medalla and Dondon Tadena and forwards Jaypee Locsin and Noel Sandoval presided over PacMan’s torrid third period run that that turned the tide in their favor entering the final period, 68-63.

* * *In the final canto, PacMan guard Apol Coronado connected on a triple to tie the game with 90 seconds left, 83-83.* Coronado then stepped up on defense to force a turnover en route to an unmolested lay-up that gave PacMan the lead for good with 1:09 remaining, 85-83.

* * *Cagayan de Oro had several golden chances to claim its first victory in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.* With PacMan on top and 26 ticks on the clock, 87-84, Mark Apepe converted a free throw off a Miller Dennison foul, 85-87.* He then missed the second but Mark Benitez grabbed the offensive rebound and fired a pass to the cutting Apepe for an off-balanced lay-up that went nowhere.* Weng Farochillen grabbed the defensive rebound plus a foul from Gabriel Maloloy-on.* Farochillen then split his gift shots for the final tally.* In the ensuing play, Jong Rebuya dished off to an unsuspecting Benitez with still eight seconds to go, giving the ball back to PacMan and sealing their fate.

* * *PacMan now has five wins in seven games, surpassing the four-win total of undefeated Mindanao Division leader Iligan City.* Cagayan de Oro dropped its fifth setback in a row, but still maintained a mathematical chance of making the semifinals.

* * *Medalla led PacMan with 26 points, 16 coming in the second half.* Coronado, Sandoval and Locsin followed with 11 points apiece.* Guard Restycel Getubig paced Cagayan de Oro with 19 points off five triples, 11 in the first half.* Rebuya came next with 14 markers followed by Maloloy-on with 13.

* * *Meanwhile, action resumes Thursday (April 6) in the Visayas Division with the Cebu Landmasters-Toledo (1-1) visiting the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors (0-1) at the University of San Agustin Gym starting at 3:30PM.* Both teams are coming off loses to undefeated division leader M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu.* Team leaders Leo Bat-og and Alex Cainglet will try to offset the loss of Jimwell Torion who was signed back by the PBA last week.* Toyota hopes to draw improved performances from guard Elben Leonida and Eldrin Senierez and center Ruel Balgos.

How They Scored:

* * *PACMAN-GENSAN (88) – Medalla 26, Sandoval 11, Locsin 11, Coronado 11, Tadena 8, Jabagat 6, Dennison 6, Recustodio 4, Farochillen 3, Cabanlit 2.

* * *CAGAYAN DE ORO (85) – Getubig 19, Rebuya 14, Maloloy-on 13, Apepe 10, Nunez 8, Mendoza 7, Galinato 6, Casino 3, Bajuyo 2, Benitez 2, Estolano 1, Sanchez 0.

* * *Period Scores: 18-24, 35-46, 68-63, 88-85.

AnthonyServinio
04-05-2006, 11:19 PM
PRYCE PHARMA TOPPLES ILIGAN

VISAYAS DIVSION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 3-0
Cebu Landmasters-Toledo 1-1
West Negros College x-x
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-1
Mantawi Traders 0-2

MINDANAO DIVSION
Iligan City 4-1
PacMan-General Santos 5-2
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 3-3
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 3-4
Cagayan de Oro Rapids 0-5

Game Tomorrow (April 6) – University of San Agustin:
5:30PM Toyota-Iloilo vs. Cebu Landmasters-Toledo

* * *CAGAYAN DE ORO – Pryce Pharma-MisOr registered a big upset by toppling erstwhile undefeated solo leader Iligan City, 94-80, at the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Wednesday (April 5) at the Xavier University Gym.

* * *Ahead by a sole point after the first period, 23-22, Pryce Pharma caught Iligan napping and launched a balanced attack in the second period to seize control of the game for good.* The team of MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Rex Salvana never looked back and was never threatened, erecting their biggest lead of the game late in the third period, 68-54, behind their 1-2 scoring punch of Dondon Mendoza and Jesson Alfeche who combined for 14 points.

* * * Iligan refused to give up and tried to close the gap but three timely baskets by center Marvin Mercado and five key free throws down the stretch by guard Ramil Tagupa ensured Pryce Pharma’s third win in seven games in the tourney backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.* Iligan saw its winning run end at four games, absorbing their first loss but still remained on top of the Mindanao Division.

* * *Alfeche led Pryce Pharma with 18 points followed by Mercado with 16.* Three other Pryce Pharma players submitted twin digits in Mendoza with 13, Jessie Lumantas with 11 and Tagupa with 10.* Erickson Araman paced Iligan with 17 while Alex Bognot added 16 and Aries Gloria 13.

* * *For Friday (April 7), the MVBA takes its games to Maramag, Bukidnon as Cagayan de Oro tests the mettle of Maramag’s adopted team Montana Pawnshop-Davao.* Saturday (April 8), it will be the turn of Iligan to try and bounce back against Montana, still at Maramag.

* * *The Maramag games are made possible with the cooperation of the Municipal Government of Maramag headed by Mayor Jose Obedencio.

* * *Cagayan de Oro’s main goal is to keep its flickering semifinal hopes alive with their first win.* Expected to carry the cudgels are Jong Rebuya (15.8 PPG), Gabriel Maloloy-on (12.8 PPG), Abe Galinato (10.8 PPG) and Mark Benitez (10.3 PPG).

* * *On the other hand, Montana would like to improve its chances of snatching home court advantage in the semifinals.* Leading Montana’s charge will be skipper Randy Panerio (16.3 PPG) and high leaping Dado Ayson (15.8 PPG).

How They Scored:

* * *PRYCE PHARMA-MISOR (94) – Alfeche 18, Mercado 16, Mendoza 13, Lumantas 11, Tagupa 10, Numeran 8, Carretas 7, Trumpeta 6, Saludsod 4, Redulosa 1, Acaylar 0, Rivera 0.

* * *ILIGAN CITY (80) – Araman 17, Bognot 16, Gloria 13, Tundag 8, Baguio 8, Bangloy 5, Sereno 4, Pening 4, Cosingan 3, Pendang 2, Sapiler 0.

* * *Period Scores: 23-22, 48-38, 70-61, 94-80.

fraternizer
04-06-2006, 02:24 PM
Another frustrating finish for Team CDO
As Pacman hands the home squad of its 5-straight defeat
sunstar.com.ph


Game on April 6 at University of San Agustin gym:
3:30 pm Toyota-Iloilo Warriors vs. Cebu Landmasters-Toledo

Game on April 7 at Maramag, Bukidnon:
5:30 pm Montaña Pawnshop-Davao vs. Cagayan de Oro

Game on April 8 at Maramag, Bukidnon:
5:30 pm Montaña Pawnshop-Davao vs. Iligan City


PACMAN-GenSan overcame an 11-point deficit at the halftime break to prevail, 88-85 and keep Cagayan de Oro winless in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference April 4 at the Xavier University gym.

Trailing, 35-46, guards Louie Medalla and Dondon Tadena and forwards Jaypee Locsin and Noel Sandoval presided over PacMan's torrid third period run that turned the tide in their favor entering the final period, 68-63.

In the final canto, PacMan guard Apol Coronado connected on a triple to tie the game with 90 seconds left, 83-83. Coronado then stepped up on defense to force a turnover en route to an unmolested lay-up that gave PacMan the lead for good with 1:09 remaining, 85-83.

Cagayan de Oro had several golden chances to claim its first victory in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines. With PacMan on top and 26 ticks on the clock, 87-84, Mark Apepe converted a free throw off a Miller Dennison foul, 85-87. He then missed the second but Mark Benitez grabbed the rebound and fired a pass to the cutting Apepe for an off-balanced lay-up that went nowhere. Weng Farochillen grabbed the defensive rebound plus a foul from Gabriel Maloloy-on. Farochillen then split his gift shots for the final tally. In the ensuing play, Jong Rebuya dished off to an unsuspecting Benitez with still eight seconds to go, giving the ball back to PacMan and sealing their fate.

PacMan now has five wins in seven games, surpassing the four-win total of undefeated Mindanao Division leader Iligan City, who was locked in play with Pryce Pharma-MisOr April 5. Cagayan de Oro dropped its fifth setback in a row, but still maintained a mathematical chance of making the semifinals.

Medalla led PacMan with 26 points, 16 coming in the second half. Coronado, Sandoval and Locsin followed with 11 points apiece. Guard Restycel Getubig paced Cagayan de Oro with 19 points off five triples, 11 in the first half. Rebuya came next with 14 markers followed by Maloloy-on with 13.

Meanwhile, action resumes today (April 6) in the Visayas Division with the Cebu Landmasters-Toledo (1-1) visiting the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors (0-1) at the University of San Agustin Gym starting at 3:30 p.m. Both teams are coming off loses to undefeated division leader M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Ceb0u. Team leaders Leo Bat-og and Alex Cainglet will try to offset the loss of Jimwell Torion who was signed back by the PBA last week. Toyota hopes to draw improved performances from guard Elben Leonida and Eldrin Senierez and center Ruel Balgos.

How they scored

Pacman-Gensan 88 -- Medalla 26, Sandoval 11, Locsin 11, Coronado 11, Tadena 8, Jabagat 6, Dennison 6, Recustodio 4, Farochillen 3, Cabanlit 2.

Cagayan de Oro 85 -- Getubig 19, Rebuya 14, Maloloy-on 13, Apepe 10, Nunez 8, Mendoza 7, Galinato 6, Casino 3, Bajuyo 2, Benitez 2, Estolano 1, Sanchez 0.

Period scores: 18-24, 35-46, 68-63, 88-85.

full battle gear
04-07-2006, 12:27 PM
MisOr stuns Iligan in MVBA
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 04/07/2006

Pryce Pharma-MisOr pulled off a big upset by toppling erstwhile undefeated solo leader Iligan City, 94-80, in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference on Wednesday at the Xavier University Gym in Cagayan de Oro City.

Ahead by one sole point after the first period, 23-22, Pryce Pharma caught Iligan napping and launched a balanced attack in the second period to seize control of the game for good.

The team of MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar Moreno and coach Rex Salvana never looked back and was never threatened, posting their biggest lead of the game late in the third period, 68-54, behind their one-two scoring punch of Dondon Mendoza and Jesson Alfeche, who combined for 14 points.

Iligan refused to give up and tried to close the gap but three timely baskets by center Marvin Mercado and five key free throws down the stretch by guard Ramil Tagupa ensured Pryce Pharma's third win in seven games in the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

Iligan saw its winning run end at four games, absorbing its first loss but still remained on top of the Mindanao Division.

Alfeche led Pryce Pharma with 18 points followed by Mercado with 16. Three other Pryce Pharma players submitted twin digits in Mendoza with 13, Jessie Lumantas with 11 and Tagupa with 10.

Erickson Araman paced Iligan with 17 while Alex Bognot added 16 and Aries Gloria 13.

Today, the MVBA takes its games to Maramag, Bukidnon as Cagayan de Oro tests the mettle of Maramag's adopted team Montana Pawnshop-Davao. Tomorrow, it will be the turn of Iligan to try and bounce back against Montana, still at Maramag.

The Maramag games are supported by the municipal government of Maramag headed by Mayor Jose Obedencio.

Cagayan de Oro's main goal is to post its first win and keep its flickering semifinal hopes alive. Expected to carry the cudgels for the CDO Rapids are Jong Rebuya (15.8 ppg), Gabriel Maloloy-on (12.8 ppg), Abe Galinato (10.8 ppg) and Mark Benitez (10.3 ppg).

AnthonyServinio
04-07-2006, 03:19 PM
TOLEDO MAULS ILOILO

VISAYAS DIVSION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 3-0
Cebu Landmasters-Toledo 2-1
West Negros College x-x
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-2
Mantawi Traders 0-2

MINDANAO DIVSION
Iligan City 4-1
PacMan-General Santos 5-2
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 3-3
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 3-4
Cagayan de Oro Rapids 0-5

Game Today (April 7) – Maramag, Bukidnon:
5:30PM Montana Pawnshop-Davao vs. Cagayan de Oro

* * *ILOILO CITY – The Cebu Landmasters-Toledo City whipped a furious fourth quarter storm to blow away the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors, 83-65, in the Visayas Division of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Thursday (April 6) at the University of San Agustin Gym.

* * *Underscoring a balanced attack, four players scored in double figures for Iloilo of realtor Joe Soberano led by 17 points from Ronald Paraiso spiked with three triples.

* * *Vaunted perimeter gunners Alex Cainglet and Carlos Sayon each fired 12 points, while low post operator Bernie Ursal knocked in 11 markers as the Landmasters bettered their win-loss record to 2-1 in the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Sulpicio Lines, Molten, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, and Cokaliong Shipping Lines.* It was Iloilo's second straight loss at home in as many starts to join Mantawi Traders at the cellar of the Visayas Division.

* * *The Landmasters raced to an 11-point lead at halftime, 51-40, but the Iloilo Warriors narrowed down the gap to only seven, 65-58, entering the final 10-minute zone of the contest.* That proved to be Iloilo's last gasp of breath as the Landmasters of Coach Leoncio "Jun" Tan detonated a game-closing 18-7 bomb to come up with an 18-point blowout.* Guard Eldrin Senierez paced Iloilo with 15 points.

* * *The Landmasters paraded point guard Maui Huelar to fill in the void left by Jimwell Torion, who was signed up by the Santa Lucia Realty in the PBA last week. The Landmasters were given such a privilege to check in a new player as what they did in releasing Torion was for a noble cause and in accordance with the league's primordial objective to give players from Visayas and Mindanao an avenue where they could polish their skills in preparation for bigger leagues.

* * *Tomorrow (April 8 ), Mindanao Division leader Iligan City of Mayor Lawrence Cruz hopes to bounce back from its 80-94 loss to Pryce Pharma-MisOr last April 5 when it battles Montana Pawnshop-Davao in Maramag, Bukidnon in the first back-to-back games supported by the Municipal Government of Maramag headed by Mayor Jose V. Obedencio.

* * *Iligan bested Montana in their first encounter, 90-83, last February 26 at the MSU-IIT Gym.* Key players for the offensive-minded Iligan quintet are MVBA scoring leader Alex Bognot (18.0 PPG), Erickson Araman (16.0 PPG), Marvin Tundag (15.6 PPG) and Aries Gloria (11.2 PPG).* Meanwhile, Montana Coach Dodong Cagampang can always depend on team leaders Randy Panerio (16.3 PPG) and Dado Ayson (15.8 PPG) and the improved play of Philip Butel on defense to deliver the win.

How They Scored:

* * *TOLEDO (83) - Paraiso 17, Sayon 12, Cainglet 12, Ursal 11, Bat-og 7,* Mangubat 6, Saladaga 6, Canoneo 6, Villamor 2, Malinao 2, Huelar 2.

* * *TOYOTA-ILOILO (65) - Senierez 15, Cinco 12, Bautista 10, Poral 8, Antenor Cruz 7, Leonida 6, Castro 5, Sanchez 2.

* * *Period Scores: 22-15, 51-40, 65-58, 83-65.

gameface_one
04-08-2006, 09:57 AM
Misamis Oriental cagers pull rug from under Iligan

First posted 11:42pm (Mla time) April 07, 2006
Inquirer



Editor's Note: Published on page A28 of the April 8, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer


CAGAYAN DE ORO -- Pryce Pharma-MisOr stunned erstwhile unbeaten Iligan City, 94-80, Wednesday in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the Xavier University Gym.

Pryce Pharma caught Iligan napping in the second period with a balanced attack to seize control for good. The team of MVBA chair Gov. Oscar Moreno and coach Rex Salvana then went to Dondon Mendoza and Jesson Alfeche in the third period to erect its biggest lead, 68-54.

Iligan tried to close the gap but three straight baskets by center Marvin Mercado and five free throws down the stretch by guard Ramil Tagupa ensured Pryce Pharma's third win in seven games in the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

Iligan saw its winning run end at four games but still remained on top of the Mindanao Division.

Alfeche led Pryce Pharma with 18 points followed by Mercado with 16. Three other players scored in twin digits as Mendoza chipped in 13, Jessie Lumantas scored 11 and Tagupa added 10.

Erickson Araman paced Iligan with 17 while Alex Bognot added 16 and Aries Gloria 13.

The scores:

PRYCE PHARMA-MISOR 94 -- Alfeche 18, Mercado 16, Mendoza 13, Lumantas 11, Tagupa 10, Numeran 8, Carretas 7, Trumpeta 6, Saludsod 4, Redulosa 1, Acaylar 0, Rivera 0.

ILIGAN CITY 80 -- Araman 17, Bognot 16, Gloria 13, Tundag 8, Baguio 8, Bangloy 5, Sereno 4, Pening 4, Cosingan 3, Pendang 2, Sapiler 0.
Quarters: 23-22, 48-38, 70-61, 94-80

gameface_one
04-08-2006, 10:07 AM
Toledo zaps Iloilo in MVBA cagefest
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 04/08/2006

The Cebu Landmasters-Toledo City whipped up a furious fourth quarter storm to blow away the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors, 83-65, in the Visayas Division of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference on Thursday at the University of San Agustin Gym in Iloilo City.

Underscoring a balanced attack, four players scored in double figures for Iloilo of realtor Jose Soberano led by Ronald Paraiso's 17 points spiked with three triples.

Vaunted perimeter gunner Alex Cainglet and Carlos Sayon each fired 12 points, while low post operator Bernie Ursal donated 11 markers as the Toledo Landmasters bettered their win-loss record to 2-1 in the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Sulpicio Lines, Molten, Nature's Spring, Panasonic, and Cokaliong Shipping Lines.

The Toledo Landmasters raced to an 11-point lead at halftime, 51-40, but the Iloilo Warriors narrowed down the gap to only seven, 65-58, entering the final 10-minute zone of the contest.

That proved to be Iloilo's last gasp of breath as the Toledo Landmasters of coach Leoncio "Jun" Tan, Jr. detonated a game-closing 18-7 bomb to come up with an 18-point blowout.

It was Iloilo's second straight loss at home in as many starts to join Mantawi Traders of Mandaue City Mayor Thadeo Z. Ouano at the cellar in the Visayas bracket.

The Landmasters paraded pointguard Maui Huelar to fill in the void left by Jimwell Torion, who was signed up by the Sta. Lucia Realty in the PBA last week. The former Negros Slashers star of the defunct MBA did not create so much noise scoring only two points.

The Toledo Landmasters were given such a privilege to check in a new player as what they did in releasing Torion was for a noble cause and in accordance with the league's primordial objective to give players from Vis-Min region an avenue where they could polish their skills in preparation for bigger leagues.

Today, Iligan hopes to bounce back from its previous loss when it battles Montana Pawnshop-Davao in Maramag, Bukidnon.

The Maramag games are supported by the municipal government of Maramag headed by Mayor Jose Obedencio.

gameface_one
04-08-2006, 10:12 AM
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Iligan set to avenge loss to MisOr v Davao

ILOILO CITY -- The Cebu Landmasters-Toledo City whipped a furious fourth quarter storm to blow away the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors, 83-65, in the Visayas Division of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Thursday at the University of San Agustin gym.


Underscoring a balanced attack, four players scored in double figures for Iloilo of realtor Joe Soberano led by 17 points from Ronald Paraiso spiked with three triples.

Vaunted perimeter gunners Alex Cainglet and Carlos Sayon each fired 12 points, while low post operator Bernie Ursal knocked in 11 markers as the Landmasters bettered their win-loss record to 2-1 in the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Sulpicio Lines, Molten, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, and Cokaliong Shipping Lines. It was Iloilo's second straight loss at home in as many starts to join Mantawi Traders at the cellar of the Visayas Division.

The Landmasters raced to an 11-point lead at halftime, 51-40, but the Iloilo Warriors narrowed down the gap to only seven, 65-58, entering the final 10-minute zone of the contest.

That proved to be Iloilo's last gasp of breath as the Landmasters of coach Leoncio "Jun" Tan detonated a game-closing 18-7 bomb to come up with an 18-point blowout. Guard Eldrin Senierez paced Iloilo with 15 points.

The Landmasters paraded point guard Maui Huelar to fill in the void left by Jimwell Torion, who was signed up by the Santa Lucia Realty in the PBA last week.

The Landmasters were given such a privilege to check in a new player as what they did in releasing Torion was for a noble cause and in accordance with the league's primordial objective to give players from Visayas and Mindanao an avenue where they could polish their skills in preparation for bigger leagues.

Today, Mindanao Division leader Iligan City of Mayor Lawrence Cruz hopes to bounce back from its 80-94 loss to Pryce Pharma-MisOr last April 5 when it battles Montaña Pawnshop-Davao in Maramag, Bukidnon. Montaña was playing Cagayan de Oro at press time last night in the first back-to-back games supported by the Municipal Government of Maramag headed by Mayor Jose V. Obedencio.

Iligan bested Montaña in their first encounter, 90-83, last February 26 at the MSU-IIT Gym. Key players for the offensive-minded Iligan quintet are MVBA scoring leader Alex Bognot (18.0 PPG), Erickson Araman (16.0 PPG), Marvin Tundag (15.6 PPG) and Aries Gloria (11.2 PPG). Meanwhile, Montaña coach Dodong Cagampang can always depend on team leaders Randy Panerio and Dado Ayson and the improved play of Philip Butel on defense to deliver the win.

AnthonyServinio
04-08-2006, 11:06 AM
MONTANA ELIMINATES CDO

VISAYAS DIVSION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 3-0
Cebu Landmasters-Toledo 2-1
West Negros College x-x
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-2
Mantawi Traders 0-2

MINDANAO DIVSION
Iligan City 4-1
PacMan-General Santos 5-2
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 4-3
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 3-4
Cagayan de Oro Rapids 0-6

Game Today (April 8 ) – Maramag, Bukidnon:
5:30PM Montana Pawnshop-Davao vs. Iligan City

* * *MARAMAG, BUKIDNON – Randy Panerio buried a triple with four seconds remaining to lift Montana Pawnshop-Davao over a fighting Cagayan de Oro side, 79-77, at the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Friday evening (April 7) at the Maramag Municipal Gym.

* * *Panerio’s heroics gifted the Armando Quibod-owned franchise its fourth win in seven games, improving its chances of securing home court advantage in the semifinal round of the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.* Cagayan de Oro absorbed its sixth straight loss and officially bowed out of playoff contention.

* * *Cagayan de Oro had a chance to win the game but Mark Benitez’ three-point attempt at the buzzer bounced off the rim triggering a big celebration on the Montana bench.* It was a valiant effort from CDO, which had to sweep all its remaining games entering the contest, as they bounced back from a 10-point deficit entering the final quarter behind a searing rally starring NU Bulldogs stalwarts Rocky Sanchez and Cesar Estolano, with Estolano scoring on an offensive rebound off a Restycel Getubig miss with 17 ticks on the clock to push CDO ahead, 77-76.

* * *Allan Quibod towed four other Montana players in double figures with 13 points followed by Panerio with 12.* Jeff Bajenting returned from injury to add 11 while Philip Butel and Mark Bonifacio had 10 apiece underscoring Montana’s balanced attack engineered by Coach Dodong Cagampang.* Robin Mendoza and Gabriel Maloloy-on paced Cagayan de Oro with 15 markers each, but Mendoza went scoreless in the second half as he was hounded by foul trouble.* Estolano added 12, eight in the final period.

* * *The MVBA games in Maramag, Bukidnon were made possible with the assistance of the Municipal Government of Maramag headed by Mayor Jose Obedencio.

* * *Cagayan de Oro will now try to have a graceful exit in their final two games, beginning tomorrow (April 9) when they play Pryce Pharma-MisOr at the Xavier University Gym starting at 5:30PM.* CDO wraps up its schedule with a road game against Iligan City on March 20 at the MSU-IIT Gym.

* * *Pryce Pharma of MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Rex Salvana will go all out for the win in order to improve their playoff standing.* Again, the 1-2 scoring punch of Jesson Alfeche (13.7 PPG) and Dondon Mendoza (13.1 PPG) will lead the attack.* However, Pryce Pharma will be without team captain James Laygo (9.8 PPG) who is out with a knee injury.* In his place, Jessie Lumantas, Ramil Tagupa and Marvin Mercado will try fill the void.

* * *Cagayan de Oro hopes to avenge its 71-80 loss to Pryce Pharma last March 29 also at the Xavier Gym.

How They Scored:

* * *MONTANA-DAVAO (79) – Quibod 13, Panerio 12, Bajenting 11, Butel 10, Bonifacio 10, Coquilla 8, Ayson 8, Dawal 6, Abanes 1, Olegario 0, Te 0.

* * *CAGAYAN DE ORO (77) – Mendoza 15, Maloloy-on 15, Estolano 12, Apepe 9, Sanchez 8, Getubig 7, Galinato 3, Bajuyo 3, Benitez 3, Rebuya 2, Nunez 0, Casino 0.

* * *Period Scores: 24-19, 40-36, 61-51, 79-77.

AnthonyServinio
04-09-2006, 05:34 AM
ILIGAN STAYS ON TOP

VISAYAS DIVSION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 3-0
Cebu Landmasters-Toledo 2-1
West Negros College x-x
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-2
Mantawi Traders 0-2

MINDANAO DIVSION
Iligan City 5-1
PacMan-General Santos 5-2
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 4-4
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 3-4
Cagayan de Oro Rapids 0-6

Game Today (April 9) – Xavier University Gym:
5:30PM Pryce Pharma-MisOr vs. Cagayan de Oro

* * *MARAMAG, BUKIDNON – Team Iligan City of Mayor Lawrence Cruz hacked out an inspiring 104-97 overtime victory over Montana Pawnshop-Davao in continuing action from the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Saturday at the Maramag Municipal Gym.

* * *Trailing by 10 entering the final quarter of regulation, Montana staged a mighty rally behind Ryan Abanes, Jeff Bajenting and Dado Ayson with Ayson scoring on an inside stab to push Montana ahead with 53 ticks to go, 86-85.* In the ensuing play, Iligan center Erickson Araman split his free throws off JR Olegario to force the overtime, 86-86.

* * *MVBA scoring leader Alex Bognot then hit a triple with 1:30 left in the overtime to shatter a 93-93 deadlock, and put Iligan on top for good, 96-93.* From there, a free throw shooting contest ensued with Iligan shooting steadier to hang on and claim their fifth win in six contests.* Montana finished the elimination round with an even 4-4 win-loss card in the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

* * *Marvin Tundag and Aries Gloria formed an incredible two-man wrecking crew as they submitted 27 and 25 points respectively to pace the winners, highlighted by a combined six triples.* Abanes finished with 28 while Ayson added 17 markers.

* * *The MVBA Maramag games with Montana as the “adopted” home team was made possible with the cooperation of the Municipal Government of Maramag headed by Mayor Jose V. Obedencio.* In the pre-MVBA exhibition game, team owner Armando Quibod and PBA veteran Noli Banate headlined the Montana Executives as they routed the Maramag Executives, 83-52.

* * *Meanwhile, action resumes in the Visayas Division Tuesday (April 11) with the much awaited debut of the reigning National Students champion West Negros College Mustangs of Bacolod City as they tackle the winless Toyota-Iloilo Warriors (0-2) at the University of San Agustin Gym starting at 5:30PM.

How They Scored:

* * *ILIGAN (104) – Tundag 27, Gloria 25, Bognot 18, Araman 16, Pening 10, Sereno 3, Cosingan 3, Bangloy 2, Pendang 0, Baguio 0.

* * *MONTANA-DAVAO (97) – Abanes 28, Ayson 17, Butel 13, Bajenting 10, Bonifacio 10, Panerio 7, Dawal 6, Olegario 3, Quibod 3, Coquilla 0, Te 0.

* * *Period Scores: 20-23, 45-40, 67-57, 86-86 (reg.), 104-97 (OT).

AnthonyServinio
04-10-2006, 06:10 PM
PRYCE WINS VIA CDO FORFEIT

VISAYAS DIVSION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 3-0
Cebu Landmasters-Toledo 2-1
West Negros College x-x
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-2
Mantawi Traders 0-2

MINDANAO DIVSION
Iligan City 5-1
PacMan-General Santos 5-2
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 4-4
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 4-4
Cagayan de Oro 0-7

Game April 17 – Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex:
5:30PM Mantawi Traders vs. Toyota-Iloilo Warriors

* * *CAGAYAN DE ORO – Pryce Pharma-MisOr hardly needed to break a sweat to clinch their fourth win in eight games as their opponent Cagayan de Oro failed to show up for their scheduled ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference match Sunday evening (April 9) at the Xavier University Gym.

* * *Cagayan de Oro team manager Atty. Cancio Guibone, in a letter addressed to MVBA Commissioner for Mindanao Willy Generalao, cited financial problems that prompted their decision to forego their remaining two matches in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.* Cagayan de Oro’s last scheduled game was pegged on April 20 against Mindanao Division leader Iligan City of Mayor Lawrence Cruz at the MSU-IIT Gym.

* * *In light of the sudden development, Pryce Pharma earned its third straight victory but more importantly also claimed the third seed in the Mindanao Division semifinals.* Pryce Pharma ended up tied with idle Montana Pawnshop-Davao with identical 4-4 win loss card but held a superior tiebreak quotient thanks to their seven-point win over Montana, 82-75 last March 11 at home at the Xavier Gym and a mere four-point loss 15 days later on the road at Davao City’s Almendras Gym, 82-86.* Montana was relegated to the fourth seed.

* * *MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar Moreno announced that tickets sold for Sunday’s aborted game will be honored for Pryce Pharma’s first home game of the MVBA Mindanao Division semifinals at a date to be announced soon.

* * *Meanwhile, tomorrow’s game (Aprill 11) between the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors and the West Negros College Mustangs at the University of San Agustin Gym in Iloilo City was reset to a later date.* MVBA action resumes on April 17 with the Warriors visiting the Mantawi Traders in a clash of two teams in search of their first MVBA victory.

gameface_one
04-11-2006, 03:59 PM
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Misamis Oriental grabs third seed in Mindanao
sunstar.com.ph

PRYCE Pharma-MisOr hardly needed to break a sweat to clinch their fourth win in eight games as their opponent Cagayan de Oro failed to show up for their scheduled ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference match Sunday evening at the Xavier University gym in this city.

Cagayan de Oro team manager Cancio Guibone, in a letter addressed to MVBA Commissioner for Mindanao Willy Generalao, cited financial problems that prompted their decision to forego their remaining two matches in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines. Cagayan de Oro's last scheduled game was pegged on April 20 against Mindanao Division leader Iligan City of Mayor Lawrence Cruz at the MSU-IIT gym.


In light of the sudden development, Pryce Pharma earned its third straight victory but more importantly also claimed the third seed in the Mindanao Division semifinals.

Pryce Pharma ended up tied with idle Montaña Pawnshop-Davao with identical 4-4 win loss card but held a superior tiebreak quotient thanks to their seven-point win over Montaña, 82-75 last March 11 at home at the Xavier gym and a mere four-point loss 15 days later on the road at Davao City's Almendras gym, 82-86. Montaña was relegated to the fourth seed.

MVBA Chairman Governor Oscar Moreno announced that tickets sold for Sunday's aborted game will be honored for Pryce Pharma's first home game of the MVBA Mindanao Division semifinals at a date to be announced soon.

Meanwhile, Monday's game between the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors and the West Negros College Mustangs at the University of San Agustin gym in Iloilo City was reset to a later date. MVBA action resumes on April 17 with the Warriors visiting the Mantawi Traders in a clash of two teams in search of their first MVBA victory.

gameface_one
04-12-2006, 01:38 PM
No luck for ex-Archer in cage scandal
mb.com.ph


By kristel satumbaga

Former La Salle player Mark Benitez, one of the central figures in one of the biggest sports scandals to hit the country, tried to bring his game to a remote location by playing in the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) league.


But even in the farflung gyms of these regions, where most basketball fans probably haven’t heard of what happened to him in La Salle, Benitez found himself hounded by adversity.

Just when he thought he had found a league to continue his stalled career, the team which hired him, the Cagayan de Oro Rapids in the fledgling MVBA, disbanded suddenly, leaving Benitez and the rest of his teammates jobless.

The Rapids folded up after playing six games which they all lost, and defaulted its last two games in the MVBA. The team was scheduled to meet Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental last April 6 at the Xavier University gym in Cagayan de Oro but defaulted its game without informing the organizers that it already has disbanded.

During his stint with Cagayan de Oro, Benitez averaged seven points per game. His best production was 18 points against Pryce Pharma last March 29.

His good showing impressed Rapids coach Edgardo Dacoco who assured Benitez that once the team is revived for the next conference, he will make sure that Benitez would suit up again.

"We’re still hoping that he (Benitez) can still play for the team. Siyempre nag-adjust din siya sa team namin, but so far naman maganda ang ipinakita niyang performance kahit kaunting panahon lang naming siya nakasama," Dacoco said.

"Sayang nga at na-disband kaagad ang team. Kung matagal-tagal siguro, we could have seen more of him. But once na magkaroon ng chance na makapaglaro ulit ‘yung team next conference, plano namin na kunin ulit siya," he added.

Benitez was at the center of the La Salle scandal last year when he and fellow player Tim Gatchalian were discovered to have submitted fake high school documents known as PET, to gain entry to the La Salle varsity team.

The discrepancy, which was discovered by La Salle authorities, led to the forfeiture of the team’s games during the 2005 season and also forced the school to return its 2003 UAAP championship trophy. Gatchalian and Benitez were members of the school’s champion team.

La Salle offered to take a one-year leave from UAAP basketball competition as penalty. But the UAAP board said it must first finish its own investigation of the scandal and only then would it announce its course of action.

The board action on La Salle is expected to be announced after the Holy Week.

gameface_one
04-17-2006, 08:38 AM
Iloilo, Mantawi eye breakthrough win
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MANDAUE CITY — After the Holy Week break, intense action at the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference resumes as the visiting Toyota-Iloilo Warriors and host Mantawi Traders seek their first win tonight at the Mandaue Cultural and Sports Complex.


Both squads are winless in two starts entering the game and know a third consecutive loss would jeopardize their Visayas Division semifinal hopes in the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

It will be a tough road tour this week for the Iloilo Basketball League-backed Warriors, who will face undefeated Visayas Divison leader M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers (3-0) of Michel J. Lhuillier tomorrow at the New Cebu Coliseum and the Cebu Landmasters-Toledo (2-1) of Realtor Joe R. Soberano at the Barba Gym on Wednesday.

Both the Jewelers and Landmasters inflicted home losses on the Warriors at the University of San Agustin Gym.

The Warriors bowed to the Jewelers in their debut game, 72-86, last April 2. Four days later, the Landmasters gave the Warriors an MVBA record 18-point beating, 65-83.

The Traders of Mayor Thadeo Z. Ouano fell to Toledo, 67-81, during the Visayas Division opener last March 25 in Toledo. They then gave the Jewelers a rough time before losing in overtime, 90-93, last March 31 in Mandaue.

Coach Eddie Ybanez will bank on team scoring leader Doroteo Almacin (17.5 PPG) and twin towers in 6-foot-5 Randy Sevilla (16.0 PPG) and 6-foot-7 Rino Berame (10.5 PPG) plus the acrobatic Morsie Akad to lift the Traders.

Meanwhile, Warriors coach Rodolfo Medez only has Eldrin Senieres as his lone twin-digit scorer at 17.5 PPG.

The rest of the Warriors have to step up, particularly Loreto Bautista, Edgar Castro, Elben Leonida and veterans Elou Antenor Cruz and Rhagnee Cinco.

AnthonyServinio
04-17-2006, 11:33 PM
MANTAWI TABS FIRST WIN

VISAYAS DIVSION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 3-0
Cebu Landmasters-Toledo 2-1
West Negros College x-x
Mantawi Traders 1-2
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-3

MINDANAO DIVSION
Iligan City 6-1
PacMan-General Santos 5-2
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 4-4
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 4-4
Cagayan de Oro 0-8

Game Tomorrow – New Cebu City Coliseum:
5:30PM M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu vs. Toyota-Iloilo Warriors

* * *MANDAUE CITY – The Mantawi Traders finally broke into the win column with a hard-earned triumph over the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors, 79-71, Monday night (April 17) in the resumption of hostilities in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex.

* * *The Traders of Mayor Thadeo Ouano and Coach Eddie Ybanez trailed the gritty Warriors for the first three periods until Joseph Guangco, Leode Garcia and 6’7” Rino Berame starred in a crushing 14-4 run to begin the fourth period and put the Traders on top for good with 5:41 to play, 68-62.* The last time the Traders had the upper hand was in the opening minutes when they led, 4-2.* The Warriors managed to lead by as much as 11 markers midway in the second period, 31-20.

* * *Warrior Rhagnee Sinco scored to threaten for the last time at the 2:07 mark, 71-73, but Guangco dashed their hopes with a triple in the ensuing play and 1:19 to go, 76-71.* Key turnovers and missed shots sealed the Warriors fate with Berame and Garcia settling the final tally from the foul line.* The Traders improved to 1-2 while the Warriors absorbed their third straight loss in as many games in the league sponsored by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

* * *Guangco led the Traders with 21 points followed by Berame with 15, 10 coming in the final period.* Eldrin Senierez led all scorers with 27 followed by Paul Poral with 20 but no other Warrior could come up with twin digit scores.

* * *The Warriors end their Cebu swing tomorrow (April 19) when they test the Cebu Landmasters-Toledo of realtor Joe Soberano at the Barba Gymnasium in Toledo City.

* * *Landmasters Coach Jun Tan will parade frontline aces Leo Bat-og (10.0 PPG) and Bernie Ursal (11.3 PPG) and the prolific backcourt of Alex Cainglet (12.1 PPG) and Ronald Paraiso (12.1 PPG) to defend their home turf and seek a sweep of the Warriors whom the Landmasters humbled by an MVBA record 18 points, 83-65, last April 6 at the University of San Agustin Gym.

How They Scored:

MANTAWI (79) – Guangco 21, Berame 15, Sevilla 10, Almacin 8, Garcia 7, Calo 7, Pepito 5, Akad 4, Ducay 2, Lozano 0, Arellano 0.

TOYOTA-ILOILO (71) – Senierez 27, Poral 20, Sencil 7, Bautista 6, Sina-on 5, Sinco 4, Antenor Cruz 2, Leonida 0, Unarce 0.

Period Scores: 15-20, 42-45, 54-58, 79-71.

AnthonyServinio
04-18-2006, 10:28 PM
M. LHUILLIER STAYS PERFECT

VISAYAS DIVSION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 4-0
Cebu Landmasters-Toledo 2-1
West Negros College x-x
Mantawi Traders 1-2
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-4

MINDANAO DIVSION
Iligan City 6-1
PacMan-General Santos 5-2
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 4-4
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 4-4
Cagayan de Oro 0-8

Game Tomorrow (April 19) – Barba Gymnasium:
5:30PM Cebu Landmasters-Toledo vs. Toyota-Iloilo Warriors

* * *CEBU CITY – The M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers went through the wringer before disposing of the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors, 95-80, and remain undefeated in four outings in continuing action at the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the New Cebu City Coliseum Tuesday (April 18).

* * *The Jewelers of Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba saw their 12-point third period lead, 59-47, slowly evaporate until the Iloilo Basketball League-backed Warriors tasted the lead for the first and only time at the start of the final period, 70-68, on back-to-back baskets by Denself Sina-on and Elben Leonida.

* * *Woodrow Enriquez powered a 7-0 counter to give the lead back to M. Lhuillier for good, 75-70, and 6:43 to play.* Still, the Warriors simply did not give up with Loreto Bautista adding two free throws to threaten for the last time at the 4:46 mark, 76-77.

* * *From there, the Jewelers uncorked a dizzying 19-3 windup highlighted by three triples from Stephen Padilla plus timely shots from Enriquez and Ariel Mepana to send the Warriors to their fourth straight loss in the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

* * *Jayford Rodriguez led five Jewelers in twin digits with 20 points followed by Michael Manigo with 17.* Eldrin Senierez showed the way for the Warriors with 21 markers while Leonida finished with 19.

* * *Meanwhile, the reigning National Students champion West Negros College Mustangs of Bacolod City make their MVBA debut tomorrow (April 21) when they visit the 1-2 Mantawi Traders at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex starting at 5:30PM.

How They Scored:

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (95) – Rodriguez 20, Manigo 17, Padilla 16, Enriquez 13, Mepana 13, Llanto 6, Ocanada 4, Tangarorang 2, Ramirez 2, Caputolan 2, Aying 0.

* * *TOYOTA-ILOILO (80) – Senierez 21, Leonida 19, Poral 10, Sinco 9, Sina-on 9, Bautista 7, Antenor Cruz 3, Sencil 2, Unarce 0, Villanueva 0.

* * *Period Scores: 26-26, 53-45, 68-66, 95-80.

gameface_one
04-19-2006, 08:46 AM
Mantawi Traders register first win in MVBA caging
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 04/19/2006

The Mantawi Traders finally barged into the win column with a hard-earned 79-71 triumph over the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors, in the resumption of hostilities in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex.

The Traders of mayor Thadeo Ouano and coach Eddie Ybañez trailed the gritty Warriors for the first three periods until Joseph Guangco, Leodi Garcia and the 6-foot7- Rino Berame starred in a crushing 14-4 run to begin the fourth period and put the Traders on top for good with 5:41 to play, 68-62.

The last time the Traders had the upper hand was in the opening minutes when they led, 4-2. The Warriors managed to lead by as much as 11 points midway in the second period, 31-20.

Iloilo's Rhagnee Sinco scored to threaten for the last time at the 2:07 mark, 71-73, but Guangco dashed their hopes with a triple in the ensuing play for a 76-71 Mantawi lead with 1:19 left in the game.

Costly turnovers and missed shots sealed the Warriors, fate with Berame and Garcia settling the final tally from the foul line.

The win was Mantawi's first in three starts, while the Warriors absorbed their third straight loss in as many games in the league sponsored by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

Guangco led the Traders with 21 points followed by Berame with 15, 10 of which he poured in the final period.

Eldrin Senieres led all scorers with 27, while Paul Poral chipped in 20 markers, but no other Warrior could come up with twin digit scores.

The Warriors will end their Cebu swing today when they test the Cebu Landmasters-Toledo of realtor Joe Soberano at the Barba Sports Complex in Toledo City.

The Warriors were locked in combat with the undefeated Visayas Division leader M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers as of this writing last night at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Landmasters of coach Jun Tan will parade frontline aces Leo Bat-og (10.0 ppg) and Bernie Ursal (11.3 ppg) and the prolific backcourt of Alex Cainglet (12.1 pgg) and Ronald Paraiso (12.1 ppg) to defend their turf.

gameface_one
04-20-2006, 10:16 AM
Traders dump Warriors for fourth straight win
abs-cbnnews.com



CEBU CITY - M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers got a big scare from the Toyota Iloilo Warriors before pulling through with a 95-80 triumph Tuesday night to remain the solo leader in the ML Kwarta Padala Minda-nao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the New Cebu City Coliseum.

Coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba drew the best from Stephen Padilla and Woodrow Enriquez, who combined in a pivotal 19-3 endgame blitz that kept the Jewelers’ record clean after four outings.

The visiting Warriors, supported by the Iloilo Basketball League, absorbed their fourth straight setback in this tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

The Jewelers led by as many as 12, 59-47, midway the third period but saw it slowly diminish as the Iloilo Warriors rallied back on top, 70-68, on back-to-back baskets by Denself Sina-on and Elben Leonida early in the final canto.

Enriquez ignited a 7-0 counterattack that regained control for M. Lhuillier, 75-70, with 6:43 to play. However, the Warriors refused give up, threatening anew at 76-77 on Loreto Bautista’s free throws with 4:46 remaining.

Alcoseba sued for time, effectively putting the fire out of the Warriors. Padilla fired three triples while Enriquez and Ariel Mepana came up with timely shots to weave a 19-3 salvo and settle the issue.

Jayford Rodriguez led the Jewelers with 20 points, while Michael Manigo added 17. Padilla and Enriquez delivered 16 and 13, respectively.

Eldrin Senierez showed the way for the Warriors with 21 markers, while Leonida finished with 19.

Meanwhile, the reigning National Students champion West Negros College Mustangs of Bacolod City will make their MVBA debut Friday when they visit the Mantawi Traders at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex starting at 5:30 p.m.

The scores:

M. LHUILLIER-CEBU 95–Rodriguez 20, Manigo 17, Padilla 16, Enriquez 13, Mepana 13, Llanto 6, Ocanada 4, Tangarorang 2, Ramirez 2, Caputolan 2, Aying 0.

TOYOTA-ILOILO 80–Senierez 21, Leonida 19, Poral 10, Sinco 9, Sina-on 9, Bautista 7, Antenor Cruz 3, Sencil 2, Unarce 0, Villanueva 0.

Quarterscores: 26-26, 53-45, 68-66, 95-80.



Game Friday (Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex)

5:30 p.m.–Mantawi Traders vs. West Negros College

AnthonyServinio
04-20-2006, 11:56 AM
TOLEDO SWEEPS ILOILO

VISAYAS DIVSION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 4-0
Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 3-1
West Negros College x-x
Mantawi Traders 1-2
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-5

MINDANAO DIVSION
Iligan City 6-1
PacMan-General Santos 5-2
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 4-4
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 4-4
Cagayan de Oro 0-8

Game Tomorrow (April 21) – Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex:
5:30PM Mantawi Traders vs. West Negros College

* * *TOLEDO CITY – Host Cebu Landmaster-Toledo cruised to their third win in four games by outlasting the fighting Toyota-Iloilo Warriors, 78-64, Wednesday evening at the Marcelo A. Barba Sports Complex in continuing play at the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference.

* * *Deadlocked at 33-33 at the halftime break, Richard Ian Saladaga and Bernie Ursal combined for 12 markers in the third canto to push the Landmaster quintet of realtor Joe Soberano on top entering the last ten minutes, 55-46.

* * *After Toyota’s Eldrin Senierez opened the fourth period with a jumper, the wards of Coach Jun Tan uncorked a 10-0 run that gave them their biggest lead of the game, 75-48, with seven minutes to play.* The best the Iloilo Basketball League-backed Warriors could do was close in by ten points, 57-67, behind Senierez and Rhagnee Sinco.* Maui Huelar and Fritz Villamor then combined for 10 of Toledo’s last 11 points to seal the victory.

* * *Toledo thus swept their series with the Warriors, who are still seeking their first win in the tournament supported by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

* * *Saladaga paced Toledo with 13 points followed by Carlos Sayon with 11.* Senierez again topped Toyota with 23 while Sinco added 16.

* * *Action resumes tomorrow (April 21) with the MVBA debut of the reigning National Students champion West Negros College Mustangs of Bacolod City as they visit the Mantawi Traders (1-2) at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex.

* * *The Mustangs of BAP Region VI Director Anthony Agustin and Coach Rico Perez will be fielding their full varsity line-up.* The Traders of Mayor Thadeo Ouano and Coach Eddie Ybanez will counter with scoring threats Doroteo Almacin (14.3 PPG) and Joseph Guangco (11.0 PPG) and twin towers 6’7” Rino Berame (12.0 PPG) and 6’5” Randy Sevilla (14.0 PPG).

How They Scored:

* * *TOLEDO (78) – Saladaga 13, Sayon 11, Ursal 10, Cainglet 9, Bat-og 7, Canoneo 6, Huelar 6, Paraiso 6, Villamor 6, Gabas 2, Mangubat 0, Malinao 0.

* * *TOYOTA-ILOILO (64) – Senierez 23, Sinco 16, Poral 8, Sencil 8, Sina-on 5, Leonida 2, Antenor Cruz 2, Bautista 0, Unarce 0, Villanueva 0.

* * *Period Scores: 18-11, 33-33, 55-46, 78-64.

AnthonyServinio
04-22-2006, 11:32 AM
MANTAWI IN RECORD-BREAKING WIN

VISAYAS DIVSION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 4-0
Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 3-1
Mantawi Traders 2-2
West Negros College 0-1
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-5

MINDANAO DIVSION
Iligan City 6-1
PacMan-General Santos 5-2
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 4-4
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 4-4
Cagayan de Oro 0-8

Games Today (April 22):
5:30PM Iligan City vs. PacMan-GenSan (MSU-IIT Gym)
5:30PM M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu vs. West Negros College (New Cebu City Coliseum)

* * *MANDAUE CITY – The Mantawi Traders gave the visiting West Negros College Mustangs a rude welcome into the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference, 82-55, Friday evening at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex.

* * *The Mustangs were held to a lone field goal by Ely Olarte for the first 15 minutes of the contest and Doroteo Almacin pumped in 11 markers to power the Traders of Mayor Thadeo Ouano and Coach Eddie Ybanez to an unassailable 33-2 advantage.

* * *The Mustangs then countered with an 18-2 run of their own behind Olarte’s 12 markers to close in by 15 points, 20-35.* That was the best they could do as Mantawi’s shock troopers began clean up operations early, restoring their 31-point edge entering the final two minutes of the game, 78-47.

* * *Almacin finished with 18 points followed by Randy Sevilla with 16 as the Traders evened their win-loss card at 2-2.* Olarte set a new MVBA standard for individual points in a game with 33 but sorely lacked helped from his teammates.

* * *Several other new records were set in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.* The Mustangs’ two points in the first quarter is a new low ditto with their total of 55, the lowest score in a game.* The Traders’ 27-point winning advantage shattered the old mark of 18 set by Cebu Landmaster-Toledo over the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors, 83-65.

* * *West Negros, the reigning National Students champion, ends their three-game swing of Cebu Province tomorrow (April 23) when they visit the Landmaster quintet of realtor Joe Soberano and Coach Jun Tan at Toledo City’s Marcelo A. Barba Sports Complex starting at 5:30PM.

* * *This time, the Mustangs will have to contend with the likes of Alex Cainglet (11.5 PPG), Ronald Paraiso (10.8 PPG) and Bernie Ursal (11.0 PPG).

How They Scored:

* * *MANTAWI (82) – Almacin 18, Sevilla 16, Berame 9, Guangco 8, Akad 7, Garcia 6, Calo 6, Ducay 4, Lozano 3, Arellano 3, Pepito 2, Murillo 0, Yuson 0, Ilagan 0.

* * *WEST NEGROS (55) – Olarte 33, Vergara 6, Tizon 4, Suante 3, Baydo 3, Espiritu 2, Dapar 2, Padilla 2, Quilantang 0, Tan 0, Deocadis 0.

* * *Period Scores: 21-2, 38-20, 61-40, 82-55.

gameface_one
04-22-2006, 10:18 PM
M. Lhuillier seeks fifth win in MVBA: Hosts Bacolod's WNC Mustangs today at Cebu Coliseum
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 04/22/2006

League front-runner M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City Jewelers shoot for their fifth straight win as they host reigning National Students champion West Negros College Mustangs of Bacolod City at 5:30 pm today in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Jewelers of businessman/sportsman Michel Lhuillier and coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba are fresh from a 15-point rout of the Iloilo Warriors to fortify their hold of the solo lead with a 4-0 slate in the tournament also backed up by Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Molten, Panasonic, and Sulpicio Lines.

The Jewelers' four-game winning streak is attributed to the excellent showing of Woodrow Enriquez (14.8 ppg), Jayford Rodriguez (12.8 ppg), Mike Manigo (12.8 ppg), Stephen Padilla (12.3 ppg) and Enrico Llanto (11.3 ppg).

The Jewelers, however, must not be too confident as the visiting WNC Mustangs of coach Rico Perez will conjure all the strength they could muster to shatter M. Lhuillier's invincibility at home.

For them to do that, the Mustangs have a tough puzzle to solve as the Jewelers are a formidable squad that boasts of a powerful post-up players and vaunted backcourt operators who are all capable of sowing terror from the outside.

Over in Iligan City, host Iligan of Mayor Lawrence Cruz takes on the visiting PacMan-GenSan of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao at the MSU-IIT Gym starting at 5:30 pm in a match that will determine the number one team in the Mindanao Division.

With a 6-1 win-loss card, Iligan City enjoys a one-game lead over the 5-2 PacMan quintet.

However, PacMan has the extra task of prevailing over Iligan by more than 10 points in order to claim the top division spot in the tournament.

Iligan trounced PacMan in their first encounter, 89-80, last March 17 at the Lagao Gym in General Santos City.

Expect a shootout as both sides boasts of having four twin digit scorers. Iligan has the luxury of having the top three scorers of the Mindanao Division in Alex Bognot (18.0 ppg), Marvin Tundag (17.5 ppg) and Erickson Araman (16.0 ppg). Not far behind is Aries Gloria (13.5 ppg), no wonder Iligan is MVBA's best offensive team an output of 92.3 ppg.

PacMan coach Ramon Pido will counter with his own quartet of Louie Medalla (13.6 ppg), Apol Coronado (12.9 ppg), Donald Tadena (12.6 ppg) and Jaypee Locsin (11.7 ppg). However, Coach Pido will turn to defense as their main weapon, with PacMan giving up an MVBA-low 79.7 ppg.

AnthonyServinio
04-23-2006, 12:12 PM
ILIGAN IS NUMBER ONE; M. LHUILLIER STILL CLEAN

VISAYAS DIVSION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 5-0
Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 3-1
MLSDF-Mantawi Traders 2-2
West Negros College 0-2
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-5

MINDANAO DIVSION
Iligan City 7-1
PacMan-General Santos 5-3
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 4-4
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 4-4
Cagayan de Oro 0-8

Games Today (April 23) -- Marcelo A. Barba Sports Complex:
5:30PM Cebu Landmaster-Toledo vs. West Negros College

* * *ILIGAN CITY – Host Iligan City scattered 14 unanswered points to begin the fourth period and knockout visiting PacMan-GenSan, 88-79, to clinch the top spot in the Mindanao Division of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the MSU-IIT Gym Saturday evening (April 22).

* * *Holding a shaky 65-61 lead after three quarters, Marvin Tundag and team captain Lester Cosingan combined for 10 of Iligan’s 14 markers in the crucial salvo that gave the wards of Mayor Lawrence L. Cruz the biggest margin of the game, 79-61.

* * *PacMan, bearing the big task of winning by 10 or more markers to grab the top seeding, never recovered as Iligan notched its seventh win in eight games and arrange a best-of-three semifinal date with fourth-ranked Montana Pawnshop-Davao starting April 29 also at the MSU-IIT Gym.* PacMan ended with a 5-3 card and set a duel with third-ranked Pryce Pharma-MisOr in the other best-of-three semifinal series beginning May 5 at the Lagao Gym in General Santos City.

* * *Center Erickson Araman scored 10 of his 20 points in the first period to lead five teammates in twin digits.* Alex Bognot followed with 17, Tundag with 12 and Cosingan and Ed Pening with 11 each.* Jaypee Locsin paced PacMan with 15 while Louie Medalla added 13 and Noel Sandoval 13.

* * *Over at the New Cebu City Coliseum, the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers maintained its dominance of the Visayas Division by toppling the West Negros College Mustangs for their fifth straight win, 95-81.

* * *The Mustangs, the reigning National Students champion, gave the Jewelers fits throughout the game, taking the lead several times the last coming at the 1:20 mark in the third period.* The Jewelers scored the last four points to reclaim the lead for good entering the final quarter, 76-73.

* * *From their, the Jewelers of Michel Lhuillier and Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba outscored their foes 19-8 in the final period behind the timely shots of Woodrow Enriquez, Jayford Rodriguez and Stephen Padilla to register the victory and remain the only undefeated squad in the league supported by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

* * *Rodriguez topped the Jewelers with 18 followed by Enriquez with 15 and Padilla with 14.* Mustang Ely Olarte matched his own MVBA record for points in a game with 33, followed by Vengie Vergara with 17 and Stanley Tizon with 12.

How They Scored:

* * *ILIGAN CITY (88) – Araman 20, Bognot 17, Tundag 12, Cosingan 11, Pening 11, Sereno 6, Bangloy 4, Pagaling 2, Pendang 2, Sapiler 2, Gloria 1, Bacay 0, Baguio 0.

* * *PACMAN-GENSAN (79) – Locsin 15, Medalla 14, Sandoval 13, Tadena 9, Farochillen 7, Coronado 6, Cabanlit 4, Dennison 4, Recustodio 3, Jabagat 2, Dagcutan 2, Deligero 0.

* * *Period Scores: 23-20, 43-35, 65-61, 88-79.

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (95) – Rodriguez 18, Enriquez 15, Padilla 14, Aying 10, Llanto 10, Ramirez 6, Caputolan 6, Manigo 4, Tangarorang 4, Mepana 4, Ocanada 4.

* * *WEST NEGROS (81) – Olarte 33, Vergara 17, Tizon 12, Espiritu 6, Suante 5, Deocadis 4, Dapar 2, Quilantang 2.

* * *Period Scores: 21-15, 47-48, 76-73, 95-81.

gameface_one
04-23-2006, 02:06 PM
Records mark Mantawi's rout of WNC in MVBA tilt
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 04/23/2006

The MLSDF-Mantawi Traders gave the visiting West Negros College a rude welcome as they mangled the Mustangs, 82-55, in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference on Friday night at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex.

Doroteo Almacin finished with 18 points followed by Randy Sevilla with 16 as the Traders evened their win-loss card to 2-2 in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

The Mustangs were held off to a lone field goal by Ely Olarte in the first 15 minutes of the contest and Doroteo Almacin pumped in 11 markers to power the Traders of mayor Thadeo Ouano and coach Eddie Ybañez to an unassailable 33-2 advantage.

The Mustangs then countered with an 18-2 run behind Olarte's 12 markers to close in by 15 points, 20-35.

That was, however, the closest they could come as Mantawi's shock troopers began clean up operations early, restoring its 31-point edge entering the final two minutes of the game, 78-47.

Olarte set a new MVBA standard for individual points in a game with 33 but sorely lacked helped from his teammates.

Several other records were set in the one-sided match that saw the crowd leaving the bench with still 6:39 left to play as the outcome had already been settled.

The Mustangs' two points in the first quarter is a new low ditto with their total output of 55, the lowest score in a game. The Traders' 27-point winning advantage shattered the old mark of 18 set by Cebu Landmaster-Toledo over the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors, 83-65.

Mantawi's 23-0 run bridging the first and second quarters is also the longest rally in the fledgling league, so far.

West Negros, the reigning National Students champion, ends its three-game swing in Cebu Province today when it visits the Landmaster quintet of realtor Joe Soberano and coach Jun Tan at 5:30 pm at the Marcelo A. Barba Sports Complex in Toledo City.

This time, the Mustangs will have to contend with the likes of Alex Cainglet (11.5 ppg), Ronald Paraiso (10.8 ppg) and Bernie Ursal (11.0 ppg).

gameface_one
04-24-2006, 09:01 AM
M. Lhuillier overwhelms West Negros Mustangs

First posted 06:21am (Mla time) April 24, 2006
Inquirer



Editor's Note: Published on page A34 of the Apr. 24, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer


THE M. LHUILLIER Kwarta Padala-Cebu City Jewelers dug deep at crunchtime to repulse the gritty Talisay City-West Negros College Mustangs, 95-81, and keep their unbeaten record intact in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference on Saturday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Jewelers of businessman-sportsman Michel Lhuillier and head coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba struggled most of the way but caught fire towards the end, holding the visiting Mustangs to only four points in the final seven minutes to firm up their hold of the lead with a clean 5-0 slate.

Unlike in their previous loss to the MLSDF-Mantawi Traders, the visiting Mustangs were in fighting mood this time as they overhauled an 11-point deficit late in the first canto and even led on several occasions including at 48-47 at halftime.

West Negros had its last taste of the lead at 73-72 with 1:20 left in the third period as Alano Caputolan hit two free throws. But Niño Ramirez scored on an acrobatic layup to give the Jewelers a 76-73 edge entering the final period.

The Mustangs last threatened at 77-80 before Jayford Rodriguez, Woodrow Enriquez and Stephen Padilla presided over a game-closing 15-4 assault by M. Lhuillier.

Rodriguez finished with 18 points and four other Jewelers scored in double figures to nullify a 33-point performance by Mustang Ely Orate, who matched his league record.

The league is backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Molten, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, and Sulpicio Lines.

The scores:

M. LHUILLIER 95 -- Rodriguez 18, Enriquez 15, Padilla 14, Llanto 10, Aying 10, Caputolan 6, Ramirez 6, Tangarorang 4, Mepaña 4, Manigo 4, Ocañada 4.

WEST NEGROS 81 -- Olarte 33, Vergara 17, Tizon 12, Espiritu 6, Suarte 5, Deocadis 4, Dapar 2, Quilantang 2.

Quarters: 21-15,47-48, 76-73, 95-81

gameface_one
04-24-2006, 09:05 AM
M. Lhuillier stays clean in MVBA: Drubs WNC Mustangs to go 5-0
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 04/24/2006

The M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City Jewelers dug deep at crunchtime to repulse the gritty Talisay City-West Negros College Mustangs, 95-81, and keep their unbeaten record intact in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference on Saturday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Jewelers of businessman-sportsman Michel Lhuillier and head coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba struggled most of the way but breathe fire towards the end, holding off the visiting Mustangs to only four points in the final seven-minute mark of the game to firm up their hold of the lead with a clean 5-0 slate.

Unlike in their previous loss to the MLSDF-Mantawi Traders, the visiting Mustangs were in fighting mood this time as they bravely overhauled an 11-point deficit late in the first canto and even led on several occasions including at 48-47 at halftime.

West Negros had its last taste of the lead at 73-72 with 1:20 left in the third period as Alano Caputolan hit two free throws and then Niño Ramirez scored on an acrobatic layup to give the Jewelers a 76-73 edge entering the final period.

The Mustangs last threatened at 77-80 as Jayford Rodriguez, Woodrow Enriquez and Stephen Padilla presided over a decising game-closing 15-4 assault to wrap up M. Lhuillier's 14-point romp.

Rodriguez topped with 18 points even as four other players cashed in double figures as the Jewelers stayed as the only undefeated team in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Molten, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, and Sulpicio Lines.

Enriquez tossed in all his 15 points in the second half, Padilla added 14 points spiked with four triples, while the power-playing Enrico Llanto and Danny Aying each contributed 10 markers.

The sweet-shooting Ely Orate matched his league-record output of 33 points, while Benjie Vergara and Stanley Tizon connived for 29 markers, but their efforts went up in smoke as West Negros dropped its second straight game.

Over at the MSU-IIT Gym, host Iligan City scattered 14 unanswered points to begin the fourth period on the way to knocking down PacMan-GenSan, 88-79, and clinch the top spot in the Mindanao Division.

Holding a shaky 65-61 lead after three quarters, Marvin Tundag and team captain Lester Cosingan combined for 10 of Iligan's14 markers in the crucial salvo that gave the wards of Mayor Lawrence Cruz the biggest margin of the game, 79-61.

Center Erickson Araman scored 10 of his 20 points in the first period to lead five teammates in twin digits. Alex Bognot followed with 17, Tundag with 12 and Cosingan and Ed Pening with 11 each.

Jaypee Locsin paced PacMan with 15 while Louie Medalla added 13 and Noel Sandoval 13.

The scores

First game

M. Lhuillier-Cebu (95) - Rodriguez 18, Enriquez 15, Padilla 14, Aying 10, Llanto 10, Ramirez 6, Caputolan 6, Manigo 4, Tangarorang 4, Mepana 4, Ocanada 4

West Negros (81) - Olarte 33, Vergara 17, Tizon 12, Espiritu 6, Suante 5, Deocadis 4, Dapar 2, Quilantang 2

Quarterscores: 21-15, 47-48, 76-73, 95-81

gameface_one
04-24-2006, 09:08 AM
Iligan beats GenSan five at home








ILIGAN CITY — Host Iligan City leaned on a big fourth quarter assault to beat visiting PacMan-GenSan, 88-79, and clinch the top spot in the Mindanao Division of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the MSU-IIT Gym Saturday evening (April 22).

Holding a shaky 65-61 lead after three quarters, Marvin Tundag and Lester Cosingan combined for 10 in a vicious 14-0 run by Iligan to rip the game wide open, 79-61.

By posting its seventh win in eight games, Iligan arranged a best-of-three semifinal date with fourth-ranked Montana Pawnshop-Davao starting April 29 also at the MSU-IIT Gym. PacMan ended with a 5-3 card and set a duel with third-ranked Pryce Pharma-MisOr in the other best-of-three semifinal series beginning May 5 at the Lagao Gym in General Santos City.

Over at the New Cebu City Coliseum, the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers maintained their dominance of the Visayas Division by toppling the West Negros College Mustangs for their fifth straight win, 95-81. The Mustangs dropped to 0-2.

AnthonyServinio
04-24-2006, 12:46 PM
TOLEDO TRIPS MUSTANGS

VISAYAS DIVSION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 5-0
Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 4-1
Mantawi Traders 2-2
West Negros College 0-3
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-5

MINDANAO DIVSION
Iligan City 7-1
PacMan-General Santos 5-3
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 4-4
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 4-4
Cagayan de Oro 0-8

Game Tomorrow (April 25) -- New Cebu City Coliseum:
5:30PM M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu vs. Mantawi Traders

* * *TOLEDO CITY – Cebu Landmaster-Toledo firmed up its hold of the second spot in the Visayas Division after hacking out an 84-75 victory over the visiting West Negros College Mustangs in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Sunday night at the Marcelo A. Barba Sports Complex.

* * *The Mustangs got off to a hot start and enjoyed a 31-28 edge off an 11-2 run with halfway mark in the second period, but the Landmasters staged a daring comeback to rip the game apart with a 15-point lead at 73-58 cushion late in the third canto.* The Mustangs kept within striking distance in the closing minutes of the game, but the Landmasters rode on a solid endgame finish to seal the doom of the reigning National Students champion.

* * *The Landmasters of realtor Joe Soberano and Coach Jun Tan bettered their win-loss mark to 4-1 in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Molten, Panasonic, Nature's Spring Drinking Water and Sulpicio Lines.

* * *Leo Bat-og led the way with 17 points and was backed up by Ronald Paraiso with 14 points.* After twice registering a league record for the most points scored in a single game with 33 in losing efforts against the Mantawi Traders and M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu, Ely Olarte was held to only 18 points.* Geban Espiritu chipped in 16 points for the Mustangs.

* * *Meanwhile, exciting action erupts today at the New Cebu City Coliseum as the unbeaten Visayas Division leader M. Lhuillier of Coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba clash with the Traders of Mayor Thadeo Ouano and Coach Eddie Ybanez in an expected grudge rematch starting at 5:30PM.

* * *The Jewelers shoot for their sixth straight win in as many games, but they must brace for one big war as the Traders are itching to avenge their 90-93 overtime loss during their first encounter last March 31 at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex.

* * *Expected to be at the cornerstone of M. Lhuillier's offense are Woodrow Enriquez (14.8 PPG), Jayford Rodiguez (13.8 PPG), Stephen Padilla (12.6 PPG), Michael Manigo (11.0 PPG) and Enrico Llanto (11.0 PPG).

* * *They will contend against Mantawi's twin towers of 6’7” Rino Berame (11.3 PPG) and 6’5” Randy Sevilla (14.5 PPG) and dreaded long-range bombers Doroteo Almacin (15.3 PPG) and Joseph Guangco (10.3 PPG).

How They Scored:

* * *TOLEDO (84) – Bat-og 17, Paraiso 14, Sayon 13, Cainglet 11, Huelar 6, Saladaga 6, Canoneo 5, Ursal 4, Villamor 4, Malinao 2, Mangubat 2.

* * *WEST NEGROS (79) – Olarte 18, Espiritu 16, Vergara 12, Tizon 10, Deocadis 6, Quilantang 4, Suante 3, Baydo 3, Dapar 2, Padilla 1.

* * *Period Scores: 26-20. 49-41, 73-61, 65-79.

gameface_one
04-25-2006, 07:50 AM
Toledo downs Mustangs: M. Lhuillier, Mantawi in grudge rematch in MVBA today at Cebu Coliseum
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 04/25/2006

The Cebu Landmaster-Toledo City mounted a stifling defense late in the fourth period to escape with an 84-75 win over the visiting West Negros College-Talisay City Mustangs in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference on Sunday night at the Marcelo A. Barba Sports Complex in Toledo City.

Four players scored in double figures led by Leo Bat-og's 17 points as the Toledo Landmasters of realtor Jose Soberano and coach Jun Tan bettered their win-loss mark to 4-1 in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Molten, Panasonic, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, and Sulpicio Lines.

The WNC Mustangs went off to a sizzling start and took a 31-28 advantage off an 11-2 run midway in the second period, but the Landmasters whipped up a furious fightback to erase the deficit and rip the game apart with a 15-point edge, 73-58, late in the third canto.

The WNC Mustangs kept within striking distance in the closing minutes of the game, but the Toledo Landmasters rode on a solid endgame finish to seal the doom of the reigning National Students champion.

Bat-og was backed up by Ronald Paraiso with 14 points followed by Carlos Sayon and Alex Cainglet with 12 and 11 markers, respectively.

The Landmasters were the third Cebu team to beat WNC as the Mustangs went 0-3 in their Cebu sojourn.

After registering a league record for the most points scored in a single game with 33 in a losing effort against Mantawi Traders and M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City Jewelers, Ely Olarte, perhaps grounded by fatigue factor, was held off to only 18 points.

Jevan Espiritu chipped in 16 points, while Benjie Vergara and Stanley Tizon combined for 22 points for the Mustangs (0-3), who are languishing at the cellar with Toyota-Iloilo Warriors (0-4).

Meanwhile, exciting hardcourt action erupts today at the Cebu Coliseum as the unbeaten Visayas Division leader M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City Jewelers of coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba clash with the Mantawi Traders of coach Eddie Ybañez in an expected grudge rematch starting off at 5:30 pm.

The Jewelers shoot for their sixth straight win in as many games, but they must brace for one big war as the Mantawi Traders are itching to avenge their 90-93 overtime loss to M. Lhuillier during their first encounter last March 31 at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex.

Expected to be at the cornerstone of M. Lhuillier's offense are Jayford Rodiguez, Woodrow Enriquez, Michael Manigo, Stephen Padilla, Danny Aying and Enrico Llanto.

They will contend against Mantawi's twin towers of 6-foot-7 Rino Berame and 6-foot-5 Norman Randy Sevilla and dreaded long-range bombers in Doroteo Almacin, Miguelito Ducay, and Joseph Guangco.

gameface_one
04-26-2006, 08:43 AM
MVBA
Toledo survives WNC
visayandailystar.com



Cebu Landmaster-Toledo firmed up its hold of the second spot in the Visayas Division after hacking out an 84-75 victory over the visiting West Negros College Mustangs in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association First Conference Sunday night at the Marcelo A. Barba Sports Complex in Toledo City.

The Mustangs got off to a hot start and enjoyed a 31-28 edge off an 11-2 run with halfway mark in the second period, but the Landmasters staged a daring comeback to rip the game apart with a 15-point lead at 73-58 cushion late in the third canto.

The Mustangs kept within striking distance in the closing minutes of the game, but the Landmasters rode on a solid endgame finish to seal the doom of the reigning National Students champion.

The Landmasters of realtor Jose Soberano and Coach Jun Tan bettered their win-loss mark to 4-1 in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Molten, Panasonic, Nature's Spring Drinking Water and Sulpicio Lines.

Leo Bat-og led the way with 17 points and was backed up by Ronald Paraiso with 14 points. After twice registering a league record for the most points scored in a single game with 33 in losing efforts against the Mantawi Traders and M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu, Ely Olarte was held to only 18 points. Geban Espiritu chipped in 16 points for the Mustangs. *

AnthonyServinio
04-26-2006, 10:42 AM
M. LHUILLIER NEARS SWEEP

VISAYAS DIVISION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 6-0
Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 4-1
Mantawi Traders 2-3
West Negros College 0-3
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-5

MINDANAO DIVISION
Iligan City 7-1
PacMan-General Santos 5-3
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 4-4
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 4-4
Cagayan de Oro 0-8

Game Tomorrow (April 27) -- Pinamungajan, Cebu:
5:30PM Cebu Landmaster-Toledo vs. M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu

* * *CEBU CITY – Stephen Padilla tossed in 13 of his game-high 21 points in a decisive fourth quarter run to vault the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers to a repeat 72-65 victory over the gritty Mantawi Traders and stretch their unbeaten streak to six in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference on Tuesday at the New Cebu City Coliseum.* Padilla sparked a fierce endgame assault highlighted by three crucial three-pointers that plunged a dagger into the Traders' hearts.

* * *It was a close encounter that was accounted for four deadlocks and 17 lead changes.* Mantawi had its last taste of the lead at 57-53 on back-to-back treys by Arnel Lozano and Miguelito Ducay as M. Lhuillier fired back with a blistering 10-0 run to gain a 63-57 breather entering the final five-minute mark of the contest highlighted by a Padilla triple that gave M. Lhuillier of Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba the lead for good, 58-57, at the 6:10 mark.

* * *Padilla later sank two straight lay-ups and then canned a booming triple before Danny Aying nailed a pair of free throws to give M. Lhuillier its biggest advantage at 72-63 with 1:57 to go.

* * *Padilla was backed by Jayford Rodriguez and Woodrow Enriquez, who combined for 21 points as M. Lhuillier fortified its hold of the lead with a clean 6-0 slate in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

* * *Kim Calo and Doroteo Almacin topped Mantawi with 12 points apiece followed by Joseph Guangco with 11, but the missing links were twin towers Rino Berame and Randy Sevilla who were held to season-lows of six and four points respectively thanks to early foul trouble, as the Traders of Mayor Thadeo Ouano and Coach Eddie Ybanez slipped to 2-3.

* * *Tomorrow, the Jewelers shoot for their seventh straight win in as many games as they eye a repeat over Cebu Landmaster-Toledo of realtor Joe Soberano and Coach Jun Tan starting at 5:30PM at the Pinamungajan Sports Complex in Toledo's neighboring town of Pinamungajan, Cebu.

How They Scored:

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (72) – Padilla 21, Rodriguez 11, Enriquez 10, Manigo 7, Llanto 5, Ocañada 4, Aying 4, Caputolan 4, Mepana 4, Ramirez 2.

* * *MANTAWI (65) – Calo 12, Almacin 12, Guangco 11, Ducay 7, Berame 6, Lozano 5, Akad 5, Sevilla 4, Garcia 3, Jueves 2.

* * *Period Scores: 15-9, 37-36, 50-51, 72-65.

gameface_one
04-27-2006, 08:00 AM
M. Lhuillier affirms mastery vs. Mantawi in MVBA hoop
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 04/27/2006

Stephen Padilla fired 13 of his topscoring 21 points in a decisive fourth quarter assault to lift the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers to a precarious 72-65 victory over the Mantawi Traders in the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference on Tuesday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

Now leading the Visayas division with an immaulate 6-0 win-loss record, the Jewelers hope to make its seven-in-a-row when they visit the 4-1 Cebu Landmaster-Toledo City of realtor Jose Soberano at 5:30 today at Pinamungajan Sports Complex in Toledo's neighboring town of Pinamungajan.

For three quarters, the Jewelers had a hard time solving the tough offensive puzzle presented by Mantawi until Padilla, who only scored four points in the first half, sparked a fierce endgame assault highlighted by three crucial 3-pointers that plunged like dagger to the Traders' hearts.

It was a close encounter that was accounted for four deadlocks and 17 lead changes, the last was on Padilla's triple right in front of Mantawi's bench that gave M. Lhuillier of coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba the lead for good, 58-57, with still 6:10 left in the game.

Mantawi of coach Eddie Ybañez had its last taste of the lead at 57-53 on Arnel Lozano and Miguelito Ducay's back-to-back treys as M. Lhuillier fired back with a blistering 10-0 run to gain a 63-57 breather entering the final five-minute mark of the contest.

Padilla later sank two straight layups and then canned a booming triple before Danny Aying nailed a pair of free throws to give M. Lhuillier its biggest advantage at 72-63 with 1:57 left before the final buzzer.

Padilla, who nailed a total of five triples, was backed by Jayford Rodriguez and Woodrow Enriquez, who combined for 21 points as M. Lhuillier fortified its hold of the lead with a clean 6-0 slate in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Molten, Panasonic, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, and Sulpicio Lines.

Although they failed to avenge their 90-93 loss in overtime to M. Lhuillier during their first meeting last March 31, the Traders deserved a hearty pat on their backs for giving the Jewelers one hell of a fight despite their top gunners Rino Berame and Randy Sevilla was benched almost the entire second and third quarters due to foul trouble.

Mantawi's twin towers played for only two minutes in that span, but surprisingly, the Traders were able to push the Jewelers to the limit, thanks to the able leadership of flashy guard Kim Calo.

Calo and Doroteo Almacin topped Mantawi with 12 points apiece followed by Joseph Guangco with 11, but the missing link was Berame and Sevilla who were held off to season-lows six and four points, respectively, as the Traders slipped to 2-3.

AnthonyServinio
04-28-2006, 12:33 PM
M. LHUILLIER IS TOP VISAYAN TEAM

VISAYAS DIVISION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 7-0
Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 4-2
Mantawi Traders 2-3
West Negros College 0-3
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-5

MINDANAO DIVISION
Iligan City 7-1
PacMan-General Santos 5-3
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 4-4
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 4-4
Cagayan de Oro 0-8

Game Tomorrow (April 29) -- Talisay City, Negros Occidental:
5:30PM West Negros College vs. Mantawi Traders

* * *PINAMUNGAJAN, CEBU – Powerhouse M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers raced to its seventh consecutive win Thursday (April 27) at the expense of Cebu Landmaster-Toledo, 73-58, and remained on top of the Visayas Division of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the Pinamungajan Sports Complex.

* * *Known for their high-octane offense, the Jewelers this time used tight defense to put away their opponents by limiting them to only 11 markers in the pivotal third period and extend their nine-point edge at the half, 44-35, to 19 markers entering the final period, 65-46.

* * *Gunners Stephen Padilla and Jayford Rodriguez tossed in two triples each during the Jewelers’ crucial third period run.* M. Lhuillier Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba then ordered his players to slow down the tempo and tighten further their defense in the final canto, thus giving M. Lhuillier the best record in the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

* * * *With their seventh win, the Jewelers are assured of the top seeding in the Visayas Division semifinals while Toledo stayed in second spot at 4-2.

* * *Padilla and Rodriguez topped M. Lhuillier with 15 points each.* Ariel Mepana added 12.* Leo Bat-og paced Toledo with 15 followed by Carlos Sayon with 10.

* * *Visayas Division action continues tomorrow with the reigning National Students Champion West Negros College Mustangs of BAP Region VI Director Anthony Agustin making their home debut at the Talisay City Gymnasium against the Mantawi Traders of Mayor Thadeo Ouano.* The Mustangs will try to get back at the Traders who beat them last April 21 at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex, 82-55.

How They Scored:

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (73) – Padilla 15, Rodriguez 15, Mepana 12, Ramirez 8, Llanto 6, Enriquez 6, Caputolan 4, Aying 3, Manigo 2, Tangarorang 2.

* * *TOLEDO (58) – Bat-og 15, Sayon 10, Huelar 7, Saladaga 5, Cainglet 4, Ursal 4, Mangubat 3, Canoneo 3, Villamor 3, Paraiso 2, Gabas 2.

* * *Period Scores: 17-18, 44-35, 65-46, 73-58.

gameface_one
04-29-2006, 08:31 AM
M. Lhuillier registers seventh win in MVBA
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 04/29/2006

Powerhouse M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers raced to their seventh consecutive win at the expense of Cebu Landmaster-Toledo, 73-58, and remained on top of the Visayas Division in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the Pinamungajan Sports Complex south of Cebu.

Known for their high-octane offense, the Jewelers this time used tight defense to put away their opponents, limiting the Landmasters to only 11 markers in the pivotal third period to extend their nine-point edge at the half, 44-35, to a 19-point bulge, 65-46, entering the final period.

Gunners Stephen Padilla and Jayford Rodriguez tossed in two triples each during the Jewelers' crucial third period run.

M. Lhuillier coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba then ordered his players to slow down the tempo and tighten further their defense in the final canto, thus giving M. Lhuillier the best record in the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

With their seventh win, the Jewelers are assured of the top seeding in the Visayas Division semifinals, while Toledo stayed at second spot with a 4-2 record.

Padilla and Rodriguez topped M. Lhuillier with 15 points each. Ariel Mepana added 12.

Leo Bat-og paced Toledo with 15 followed by Carlos Sayon with 10.

Visayas Division action continues today, with the reigning National Students champion West Negros College Mustangs of BAP Region VI Director Anthony Agustin making their home debut at the Talisay City Gymnasium against the Mantawi Traders of mayor Thadeo Ouano and coach Eddie Ybañez.

The Mustangs will try to get back at the Traders, who beat them last April 21 at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex, 82-55.

The scores

M. Lhuillier-Cebu (73) - Padilla 15, Rodriguez 15, Mepana 12, Ramirez 8, Llanto 6, Enriquez 6, Caputolan 4, Aying 3, Manigo 2, Tangarorang 2 Toledo (58) - Bat-og 15, Sayon 10, Huelar 7, Saladaga 5, Cainglet 4, Ursal 4, Mangubat 3, Canoneo 3, Villamor 3, Paraiso 2, Gabas 2 Quarterscores:17-18, 44-35, 65-46, 73-58

AnthonyServinio
04-30-2006, 10:33 AM
MANTAWI REPEATS OVER MUSTANGS

VISAYAS DIVISION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 7-0
Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 4-2
Mantawi Traders 3-3
West Negros College 0-4
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0-5

MINDANAO DIVISION
Iligan City 7-1
PacMan-General Santos 5-3
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 4-4
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 4-4
Cagayan de Oro 0-8

Game Today (April 30) -- MSU-IIT Gym:
5:30PM Iligan City vs. Montana Pawnshop-Davao (Mindanao Semis A, Game One)

Game Today (April 30) -- University of San Agustin Gym:
5:30PM Toyota-Iloilo Warriors vs. Mantawi Traders

* * *TALISAY CITY – Red-hot Doroteo Almacin sparked a fierce endgame assault to vault the Mantawi Traders to an 80-73 victory over host West Negros College Mustangs and bolster their semifinal chances in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the Talisay City Gym in Negros Occidental.

* * *Almacin wielded an almost flawless outside shooting to finish with 10 of his personal best 27 points in the payoff period, as the Traders evened their win-loss record to 3-3 in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

* * *It was practically an all-Almacin show with no other Trader dishing out twin digits except for Randy Sevilla who contributed 11 markers.* 6’7” Rino Berame, Joseph Guangco and Kim Calo though made their presence felt on the intangible facets of the game aside from combining for a substantial 27-point output for the Traders of Mayor Thadeo Ouano and Coach Eddie Ybanez.

* * *It was a completely different story compared to their first encounter where Mantawi raced to a formidable 33-2 lead as this time around, the Traders could only muster a narrow 33-30 edge at the end of the first half.

* * *The reigning National Students champion Mustangs, egged on by the fervent cheers of their hometown fans, fought back in the third canto, 27-21, to gain a three-point headway, 57-54, entering the final period.* However, the Traders, with Almacin on the firing end, unleashed a sizzling 26-16 rally in the windup to become the third team in the Visayas Division to sweep the Mustangs.

* * *Vengie Vergara topped West Negros with 27 points, while Stanley Tizon added 12 markers. The missing link was scoring machine Ely Olarte who was handcuffed to a season-low 12 markers as the Mustangs crashed to their fourth straight defeat in as many games.

How They Scored:

* * *MANTAWI (80) – Almacin 27, Sevilla 11, Berame 9, Guangco 9, Calo 8, Jueves 6, Akad 6, Pepito 2, Garcia 2.

* * *WEST NEGROS (73) – Vergara 21, Tizon 12, Olarte 12, Deocadis 9, Espinosa 7, Miravalles 7, Laurenio 3, Quilantang 2.

* * *Period Scores: 18-15, 33-30, 54-57, 80-73.

gameface_one
05-01-2006, 10:59 AM
Mantawi sweeps WNC
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 05/01/2006

A red-hot Doroteo Almacin sparked a fierce endgame assault to vault the Mantawi Traders to an 80-73 victory over host West Negros College (WNC) Mustangs and bolster their semifinal chances in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the Talisay City gym in Negros Occidental.

Almacin wielded an almost flawless outside shooting to finish with a season-high 27 points, 10 in the payoff period, as the Traders evened their win-loss record to 3-3 in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Molten, Panasonic, Nature's Spring, and Sulpicio Lines.

It was practically an all-Almacin show because except for Randy Sevilla who contributed 11 markers, no other Mantawi player dished out twin digits.

The 6-foot-7 Rino Berame, Joseph Guangco, and Kim Calo though made their presence felt on the intangible facets of the game aside from combining for a substantial 27-point output for the Traders of Mayor Thadeo Z. Ouano and coach Eddie Ybañez.

It was a completely different story compared to their first encounter where Mantawi raced to a formidable 33-2 lead as this time around, the Traders could only muster a narrow 33-30 edge at the end of the first half.

The reigning National Students champion WNC Mustangs, egged on by the fervent cheers of their hometown fans, fought back in the third canto, 27-21, to gain a three-point headway, 57-54, entering the final period.

However, the Mantawi Traders, with Almacin on the firing end, unleashed a sizzling 26-16 rally in the windup to become the third team in the Visayas Division to sweep the Mustangs.

Benjie Vergara topped WNC with 27 points, while Stanley Tizon added 12 markers. The missing link was scoring machine Ely Olarte who was handcuffed to a season-low 12 markers as the Mustangs crashed to their fourth straight defeat in as many games.

As of this writing, the Traders were still slugging at the University of San Agustin Gym in Iloilo City.

The scores

Mantawi (80) - Almacin 27, Sevilla 11, Berame 9,

Guangco 9, Calo 8, Jueves 6, Akad 6, Pepito 2, Garcia 2

West Negros College (73) - Vergara 21, Tizon12, Olarte 12, Deocadis 9, Espinosa 7, Merabilles 7, Laurenio 3, Quilantang 2

Quarterscores: 18-15, 33-30, 54-57, 80-73

AnthonyServinio
05-01-2006, 01:11 PM
MONTANA SHOCKS ILIGAN; ILOILO GETS FIRST WIN

VISAYAS DIVISION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 7-0
Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 4-2
Mantawi Traders 3-4
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 1-5
West Negros College 0-4

MINDANAO DIVISION
Iligan City 7-1
PacMan-General Santos 5-3
Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental 4-4
Montana Pawnshop-Davao 4-4
Cagayan de Oro 0-8

Game Wednesday (May 3) -- Panabo City, Davao del Norte:
5:30PM Montana Pawnshop-Davao vs. Iligan City (Mindanao Semis A, Game Two)

* * *ILIGAN CITY – Fourth seed Montana Pawnshop-Davao Jewels shocked top seed Iligan City, 87-69, to start their best-of-three Mindanao Division semifinal series of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference on a high note at the MSU-IIT Gym Sunday evening (April 30).

* * *The Jewels can wrap it all up Wednesday (May 3) at the their home turf in Panabo City, Davao del Norte and gain a spot in the Mindanao Division Finals of the league supported by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.* If needed, Game Three will be on May 12 at the MSU-IIT Gym.

* * *The Armando Quibod-owned Jewels started hot and raced to a 29-14 advantage after the first period behind the 10 points of high leaping forward Dado Ayson.* Iligan never recovered from Montana’s initial salvo.

* * *Montana skipper Randy Panerio then waxed hot in the third canto, firing 14 markers including a triple that gave his side their biggest lead of the game, 67-40.* From there, Montana Coach Flordelito “Dodong” Cagampang ordered his players to focus on defense, coasting to the easy win.* The 69-point output of Iligan was their tournament-low and a far cry from their 91.7 average during the elimination round wherein they won seven of their eight games, including two over the Jewels.

* * *Panerio finished with 24 points while Ayson followed with 19.* Erickson Araman led Iligan with 14 followed by Aries Gloria with 12.* Sunday’s debacle marked Iligan’s first loss at home and gave them the tough task of sweeping the next two games.

* * *Over in Pototan, Iloilo, the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors snapped their five-game losing skid and chalked up their first win of the tournament by outlasting the Mantawi Traders, 67-64.

* * *The Iloilo Basketball League-supported Warriors drew sterling performances from shooting guard Eduardo Allado and muscleman Francis Sanz, who were both recently put on the active list.* Allado fired 17 points while Sanz chipped in 12 markers, enough to offset the nine-point output of Eldrin Senierez, Iloilo's top scorer in their first five games.* Except for Doroteo Almacin who finished with 10 points, no other Mantawi player cashed in double figures. The Traders suffered their fourth defeat in seven starts.

How They Scored:

* * *MONTANA-DAVAO (87) – Panerio 24, Ayson 19, Bajenting 10, Dawal 10, Quibod 8, Bonifacio 6, Abanes 5, Te 3, Coquilla 2, Olegario 0.

* * *ILIGAN CITY (69) – Araman 14, Gloria 12, Tundag 10, Bognot 8, Pening 6, Pendang 5, Bangloy 5, Sereno 4, Baguio 4, Cosingan 1.

* * *Period Scores: 29-14, 46-33, 71-47, 87-69.

* * *TOYOTA-ILOILO (67) – Allado 17, Sanz 12, Senierez 9, Sinco 8, Leonida 4, Balgos 4, Antenor Cruz 4, Robillos 3, Ganzon 2, Bautista 2, Sencil 2.

* * *MANTAWI (64) – Almacin 10, Pepito 8, Sevilla 8, Akad 8, Berame 7, Calo 7, Akad 7, Ducay 6, Yuson 2, Garcia 1.

* * *Period Scores: 19-15, 38-32, 55-48, 67-64.

gameface_one
05-02-2006, 10:01 AM
Traders tame Mustangs in MVBA

First posted 05:18am (Mla time) May 02, 2006
Inquirer



Editor's Note: Published on page A22 of the May 2, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer


TALISAY CITY -- Red-hot Doroteo Almacin sparked a fierce late offensive that carried the Mantawi Traders to an 80-73 victory over host West Negros College Mustangs in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association First Conference at the Talisay City gym in Negros Occidental.

Almacin fired 10 of his personal-best 27 points in the payoff period as the Traders evened their record to 3-3 in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

The reigning National Students champion Mustangs, egged on by their hometown fans, took a 57-54 lead entering the final period.

But the Traders of Mayor Thadeo Ouano, with Almacin on the firing end, unleashed a sizzling 26-16 rally in the last quarter to become the third team in the Visayas division to sweep the Mustangs.

The scores:

MANTAWI 80 -- Almacin 27, Sevilla 11, Berame 9, Guangco 9, Calo 8, Jueves 6, Akad 6, Pepito
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2, Garcia 2.

WEST NEGROS 73 -- Vergara 21, Tizon 12, Olarte 12, Deocadis 9, Espinosa 7, Miravalles 7, Laurenio 3, Quilantang 2.

Quarters: 18-15, 33-30, 54-57, 80-73

gameface_one
05-02-2006, 10:01 AM
Iloilo spanks Mantawi for first MVBA victory
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 05/02/2006

The Toyota-Iloilo Warriors chalked up their first win in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference after getting even at the Mantawi Traders, 67-64, on Sunday night in Pototan, Iloilo.

Iloilo paraded Eduardo Allado, Jr. and Francis Sanz for the first time in the MVBA and the two immediately made their presence felt as they helped the Warriors snap out of their five-game slump in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Molten, Panasonic, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, and Sulpicio Lines.

Allado fired 17 points, while Sanz chipped in 12 markers, enough to offset the nine-point output of Elvin Senieres, Iloilo's top scorer in their past five games.

Badly needing a victory to keep their flickering semifinal hopes alive, the Warriors delivered at the right place and at the right time, pulling off a crucial win right at their own backyard to leave the West Negros College (WBC)-Talisay City Mustangs as the only winless team in the Visayas Division.

For three quarters, the Iloilo cagers executed their gameplan on both ends of the court with finesse to take a seven-point edge, 55-48, entering the final 10-minute zone of the contest.

The Warriors then threw a porous defensive blanket in the payoff period to rebuff a last ditch rally by the Mantawi Traders of Mayor Thadeo Ouano and Eddie Ybañez.

Except for Doroteo Almacin who finished with 10 points, no other Mantawi player cashed in double figures. The Traders' twin towers in 6-foot-5 Randy Sevilla and 6-foot-7 Rino Berame were held off to only eight and seven points, respectively.

Jay-R Pepito, Morsie Akad, Kim Calo, and Joseph Guangco connived for 30 points, but their efforts went futile as Mantawi suffered its fourth defeat in seven starts.

Over in Iligan City, the fourth-seed Montana Pawnshop-Davao Jewels shocked top seed Iligan City, 87-69, to gain a 1-0 upstart in their best-of-three Mindanao Division semifinal series at the MSU-IIT Gym.

The Jewels can wrap it up tomorrow at their home turf in Panabo City, Davao del Norte and gain a spot in the Mindanao Division finals.

The Armando Quibod-owned Jewels started hot and raced to a 29-14 advantage after the first period behind the 10 points of high-leaping forward Dado Ayson. Iligan never recovered from Montana's initial salvo.

Montana skipper Randy Panerio then waxed hot in the third canto, firing 14 markers including a triple that gave his side their biggest lead of the game, 67-40.

Panerio finished with 24 points while Ayson followed with 19.

Erickson Araman led Iligan with 14 followed by Aries Gloria with 12. Sundays' debacle marked Iligan's first loss at home and gave them the tough task of sweeping the next two games.

The scores

First game

Toyota-Iloilo (67) - Allado 17, Sanz 12, Senieres 9, Sinco 8, Leonida 4, Balgos 4, Antenor Cruz 4, Robillos 3, Ganzon 2, Bautista 2, Sencil 2

Mantawi (64) - Almacin 10, Pepito, Sevilla 8, Akad 8, Berame 7, Calo 7, Akad 7, Ducay 6, Yuson 2, Garcia 1

Quarterscores:19-15, 38-32, 55-48, 67-64

Second game

Montana-Davao (87) - Panerio 24, Ayson 19, Bajenting 10, Dawal 10, Quibod 8, Bonifacio 6, Abanes 5, Te 3, Coquilla 2

Iligan City (69) - Araman 14, Gloria 12, Tundag 10, Bognot 8, Pening 6, Pendang 5, Bangloy 5, Sereno 4, Baguio 4, Cosingan 1

Quarterscores: 29-14, 46-33, 71-47, 87-69

gameface_one
05-02-2006, 10:06 AM
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Davao stuns Iligan
sunstar.com.ph


ILIGAN CITY -- Fourth seed Montaña Pawnshop-Davao Jewels shocked top seed Iligan City, 87-69 to start their best-of-three Mindanao Division semifinal series of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference on a high note at the MSU-IIT Gym Sunday evening.

The Jewels can wrap it all up on May 3 at the their home turf in Panabo City, Davao del Norte and gain a spot in the Mindanao Division Finals of the league supported by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines. If needed, Game Three will be on May 12 at the MSU-IIT Gym.


The Armando Quibod-owned Jewels started hot and raced to a 29-14 advantage after the first period behind the 10 points of high leaping forward Dado Ayson. Iligan never recovered from Montaña's initial salvo.

Montana skipper Randy Panerio then waxed hot in the third canto, firing 14 markers including a triple that gave his side their biggest lead of the game, 67-40.

From there, Montana Coach Flordelito "Dodong" Cagampang ordered his players to focus on defense, coasting to the easy win.

The 69-point output of Iligan was their tournament-low and a far cry from their 91.7 average during the elimination round wherein they won seven of their eight games, including two over the Jewels.

Panerio finished with 24 points while Ayson followed with 19. Erickson Araman led Iligan with 14 followed by Aries Gloria with 12.

Sunday's debacle marked Iligan's first loss at home and gave them the tough task of sweeping the next two games.

Over in Pototan, Iloilo, the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors snapped their five-game losing skid and chalked up their first win of the tournament by outlasting the Mantawi Traders, 67-64.

The Iloilo Basketball League-supported Warriors drew sterling performances from shooting guard Eduardo Allado and muscleman Francis Sanz, who were both recently put on the active list.

Allado fired 17 points while Sanz chipped in 12 markers, enough to offset the nine-point output of Eldrin Senierez, Iloilo's top scorer in their first five games.

Except for Doroteo Almacin who finished with 10 points, no other Mantawi player cashed in double figures. The Traders suffered their fourth defeat in seven starts.

How they scored

Montaña-Davao 87 -- Panerio 24, Ayson 19, Bajenting 10, Dawal 10, Quibod 8, Bonifacio 6, Abanes 5, Te 3, Coquilla 2, Olegario 0.

Iligan City 69 -- Araman 14, Gloria 12, Tundag 10, Bognot 8, Pening 6, Pendang 5, Bangloy 5, Sereno 4, Baguio 4, Cosingan 1.

Period Scores: 29-14, 46-33, 71-47, 87-69.

gameface_one
05-04-2006, 08:31 AM
PacMan vs Parma today in MVBA tilt
mb.com.ph




GENERAL SANTOS CITY — PacMan-GenSan and Pryce Pharma-MisOr begin their best-of-three semis series in the Mindanao Division of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference today at the Lagao Gym.


PacMan of boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is installed heavy favorite, having beaten Pryce Pharma of Gov. Oscar Moreno twice in the elims, the latest was a 73-68 win last March.

Game time is set at 5:30 p.m. with PacMan hoping to sustain the momentum it gained in the elims where it closed out with the second best 5-3 mark. Although Pryce Pharma started slow, it won its last three games to finish with a 4-4 card.

Expected to lead PacMan are Louie Medalla, Donald Tadena and Apol Coronado. Medalla is averaging 13.6 points. Pryce Pharma coach Rex Salvana will again bank on forward Jesson Alfeche (13.7 per game) and center Dondon Mendoza (13.1 per game).

Game 2 of the series will be held at the Xavier University Gym in Cagayan de Oro City. If needed, the deciding Game 3 will be held at the Lagao Gym on May 14.

The Montaña Pawnshop-Davao Jewels lead the other Mindanao Division semifinal series after scoring a stunning 87-69 win over top seed Iligan City last April 30 at the MSU-IIT Gym.

AnthonyServinio
05-05-2006, 12:08 AM
TAGUPA LIFTS PRYCE PHARMA TO GAME ONE VICTORY

VISAYAS DIVISION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 7-0
Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 4-2
Mantawi Traders 3-4
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 1-5
West Negros College 0-4

MINDANAO DIVISION
#1 Iligan City 0
#4 Montana-Davao 1

#2 PacMan-GenSan 0
#3 Pryce Pharma-MisOr 1

Game Today (May 5) -- Panabo City, Davao del Norte:
5:30PM Montana Pawnshop-Davao vs. Iligan City (Mindanao Semis A, Game Two)

* * *GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Point guard Ramil Tagupa played the hero's role as he lifted third seed Pryce Pharma-MisOr past heavily favored second seed PacMan-GenSan, 64-51, and take a 1-0 lead Thursday in their best-of-three Mindanao Division Semifinal series of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the General Santos City Gym.

* * *Tagupa exploded for eight points in a crushing 11-0 run that broke the game wide open with 1:33 to play, 62-49.* Earlier, PacMan guard Louie Medalla completed a three-point play at the 4:48 mark to threaten for the last time, 49-51.* Tagupa topped the 11-0 Pryce Pharma run with a booming triple, much to the delight of team owner and MVBA chairman Gov. Oscar Moreno who was in attendance.

* * *Pryce Pharma led all throughout the game, racing to a 25-14 edge after the first period behind the 12 points of strongman Jessie Lumantas.* Both teams entered the game as the best defensive squads in their division and as expected a defensive struggle ensued, with PacMan's 51-point output shattering the MVBA record for least points in a game previously held by West Negros College in their 55-82 loss to the Mantawi Traders last April 21.* Both teams also set a new record for lowest combined score in a game with 115 points.

* * *PacMan team owner and boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao played in his second MVBA game and was part of the starting unit, scoring the team's first basket via a side jumper at the 8:00 mark much to the delight of the many fans in attendance.

* * *Pryce Pharma can complete the upset if they win in Game Two set for May 7 at the Xavier University Gym in Cagayan de Oro City.* PacMan will go all out for the win to force a deciding Game Three on May 14 back in General Santos.* The winner will advance to the best-of-three Mindanao Division Finals of the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

* * *Lumantas finished with 14 points followed by Tagupa with 12 and James Laygo with 10.* Miller Dennison was the lone PacMan player in double figures with 13.

* * *Action in the Visayas Division resumes Saturday (May 6) with the West Negros College Mustangs (0-4) hosting Cebu Landmaster-Toledo (4-2) in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.* Toledo barely scraped past the Mustangs, 84-79, last April 23 at the Marcelo A. Barba Sports Center.

How They Scored:

* * *PRYCE PHARMA-MISOR (64) – Lumantas 14, Tagupa 12, Laygo 10, Alfeche 7, Redulosa 6, Carretas 6, Numeran 3, Trumpeta 2, Mendoza 2, Mercado 2, Saludsod 0.

* * *PACMAN-GENSAN (51) – Dennison 13, Medalla 7, Recustodio 6, Coronado 5, Locsin 4, Jabagat 4, Cabanlit 3, Tadena 3, Pacquiao 2, Farochillen 2, Deligero 2, Sandoval 0, Dagcutan 0.

* * *Period Scores: 25-14, 34-29, 46-41, 64-51.

BLACK LOTUS
05-05-2006, 11:06 PM
ANTHONY,

I WOULD PREFER A MISOR-ILIGAN MINDANAO FINALS. ILIGAN HAS REGAINED MOMENTUM AND WILL ENJOY ITS HOMECOURT ADVANTAGE ON MAY 12. I JUST HOPE OUR MISOR-PRYCE PHARMA CAN SUSTAIN THE LUCK-THROUGH HARD WORK AND WRAP-UP THE SERIES THIS SUNDAY LEADING TO THE MINDANAO FINALS HOPEFULLY VS ILIGAN.

SPECULATING RESULTS-- A PRYCE PHARMA VS M.LHUILLER REGIONAL FINALS IS BEST. EXPECT GREAT FOLLOWING OF DIE-HARD FANS. EXPECT A WAR OF STARS IN THE HOOPS.

JOJO BASCUG

AnthonyServinio
05-05-2006, 11:28 PM
ILIGAN LEVELS SERIES WITH MONTANA

VISAYAS DIVISION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 7-0
Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 4-2
Mantawi Traders 3-4
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 1-5
West Negros College 0-4

MINDANAO DIVISION
#1 Iligan City 1
#4 Montana-Davao 1

#2 PacMan-GenSan 0
#3 Pryce Pharma-MisOr 1

Game Today (May 6) -- Talisay City, Negros Occidental:
5:30PM West Negros College vs. Cebu Landmaster-Toledo

* * *PANABO CITY -- Top seed Iligan Archangels forced a rubber match after toppling the Montana Pawnshop-Davao Jewels, 88-74, in Game Two of their best-of-three Mindanao Division semifinal series of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Friday at the Panabo City Gym.

* * *Stung by their 69-87 loss in the series opener at the MSU-IIT Gym last April 30, the Archangels of Mayor Lawrence Cruz recovered their bearings and dished out a fantastic game plan that saw them lead all the way, reaching as much as 19 markers, 63-44, late in the third period.

* * *The Jewels of Armando Quibod gamely fought back in the final canto behind the cheers of the big crowd that included Panabo City Mayor Rey Gavina to cut the deficit to only five markers on a triple by skipper Randy Panerio, 60-65.* However, center Erickson Araman and forward Marvin Tundag scored Iligan's next 11 markers to restore their double-digit advantage with three minutes left, 76-66, allowing Iligan to coast to the win.

* * *Tundag topped Iligan with 19 points followed by Alex Bognot with 18 points and eight rebounds and Aries Gloria with 17.* Panerio paced Montana with 20 points followed by Mark Bonifacio with 12 and Allan Quibod with 10.

* * *Game Three of the series is set for May 12 at the MSU-IIT Gym.* The winner gets to meet the survivor of the PacMan-GenSan versus Pryce Pharma-MisOr series in the Mindanao Division Finals of the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

* * *Pryce Pharma of MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar Moreno holds a 1-0 lead in the series after shocking PacMan of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao last May 4 at the General Santos City Gym, 64-51.* Pryce Pharma can wrap up the series Sunday (May 7) when they host PacMan for Game Two starting at 5:30PM at the Xavier University Gym in Cagayan de Oro.

How They Scored:

* * *ILIGAN (88) -- Tundag 19, Bognot 18, Gloria 17, Araman 13, Pening 10, Sereno 7, Pendang 2, Bangloy 2, Cosingan 0, Baguio 0.

* * *MONTANA-DAVAO (74) -- Panerio 20, Bonifacio 12, Quibod 10, Ayson 9, Te 7, Coquilla 6, Dawal 6, Bajenting 4, Olegario 0.

* * *Period Scores: 21-16, 45-39, 65-55, 88-74.

gameface_one
05-06-2006, 07:58 AM
Saturday, May 06, 2006
MisOr wallops Pacman in MVBA semi-finals
sunstar.com.ph


GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Point guard Ramil Tagupa played the hero's role as he lifted third seed Pryce Pharma-MisOr past heavily favored second seed PacMan-GenSan, 64-51 and take a 1-0 lead Thursday in their best-of-three Mindanao Division semifinal series of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the General Santos City gym.



Tagupa exploded for eight points in a crushing 11-0 run that broke the game wide open with 1:33 to play, 62-49.

Earlier, PacMan guard Louie Medalla completed a three-point play at the 4:48 mark to threaten for the last time, 49-51.

Tagupa topped the 11-0 Pryce Pharma run with a booming triple, much to the delight of team owner and MVBA chairman Gov. Oscar Moreno who was in attendance.

Pryce Pharma led all throughout the game, racing to a 25-14 edge after the first period behind the 12 points of strongman Jessie Lumantas.

Both teams entered the game as the best defensive squads in their division and as expected a defensive struggle ensued, with PacMan's 51-point output shattering the MVBA record for least points in a game previously held by West Negros College in their 55-82 loss to the Mantawi Traders last April 21. Both teams also set a new record for lowest combined score in a game with 115 points.

PacMan team owner and boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao played in his second MVBA game and was part of the starting unit, scoring the team's first basket via a side jumper at the 8:00 mark much to the delight of the many fans in attendance.

Pryce Pharma can complete the upset if they win in Game 2 set for May 7 at the Xavier University gym in Cagayan de Oro city.

PacMan will go all out for the win to force a deciding Game 3 on May 14 back in General Santos.

The winner will advance to the best-of-three Mindanao Division Finals of the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

Lumantas finished with 14 points followed by Tagupa with 12 and James Laygo with 10. Miller Dennison was the lone PacMan player in double figures with 13.

In the other Mindanao Division semifinal series, Monta¤a Pawnshop-Davao and Iligan City were still playing at press time last night in Panabo City, Davao del Norte. Montaña holds a 1-0 lead in the series and is in the position to end it all with a win.

Action in the Visayas Division resumes today (May 6) with the West Negros College Mustangs (0-4) hosting Cebu Landmaster-Toledo (4-2) in Talisay City, Negros Occidental. Toledo barely scraped past the Mustangs, 84-79, last April 23 at the Marcelo A. Barba Sports Center.

How they scored

Pryce Pharma-Misor 64 -- Lumantas 14, Tagupa 12, Laygo 10, Alfeche 7, Redulosa 6, Carretas 6, Numeran 3, Trumpeta 2, Mendoza 2, Mercado 2, Saludsod 0.

Pacman-Gensan 51 -- Dennison 13, Medalla 7, Recustodio 6, Coronado 5, Locsin 4, Jabagat 4, Cabanlit 3, Tadena 3, Pacquiao 2, Farochillen 2, Deligero 2, Sandoval 0, Dagcutan 0.

Period scores: 25-14, 34-29, 46-41, 64-51.

AnthonyServinio
05-06-2006, 11:45 PM
TOLEDO SETS NEW RECORDS

VISAYAS DIVISION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 7-0
Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 5-2
Mantawi Traders 3-4
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 1-5
West Negros College 0-5

MINDANAO DIVISION
#1 Iligan Archangels 1
#4 Montana-Davao 1

#2 PacMan-GenSan 0
#3 Pryce Pharma-MisOr 1

Game Today (May 7) -- Xavier University Gym:
5:30PM Pryce Pharma-MisOr vs. PacMan-GenSan (Mindanao Semis B, Game Two)

Game Today (May 7) -- Talisay City, Negros Occidental:
5:30PM West Negros College vs. M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu

* * *TALISAY CITY – Records were broken anew as visiting Cebu Landmaster-Toledo mercilessly crushed host West Negros College Mustangs, 113-80, at the resumption of hostilities in the Visayas Division of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Saturday (May 6) at the Talisay City Gym.

* * *Toledo of realtor Joe Soberano and Coach Jun Tan set new standards for most points in a game (113 points) and biggest winning margin (33 points), in the process raising their win-loss card to 5-2 and clinching the number two spot in the Visayas Division of the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.* The Mustangs fell to their fifth straight loss.

* * *Guard Alex Cainglet set the tone by unloading 12 markers in the first period alone, pushing Toledo ahead, 30-24.* Ronald Paraiso then joined the scoring parade to push Toledo further ahead by halftime, 58-45.* Things got worse for the Mustangs as Toledo was unrelenting in the second half behind the hot shooting of Cainglet, Paraiso, Richard Ian Saladaga, Leo Bat-og and Carlos Sayon.

* * *Cainglet and Paraiso led all scorers with 22 points apiece followed by Saladaga with 17.* Vengie Vergara topped the Mustangs with 19 points while scoring machine Ely Olarte was limited to only 15 by the tight Landmaster defense.

* * *The Mustangs now have to focus on Tuesday’s crucial game with the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors again at the Talisay City Gym.* The Warriors (1-5) hold a shaky half-game lead over the Mustangs (0-5) for the last semifinal berth in the Visayas Division.* A win by either squad could well determine the final semifinal spot.* M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu (7-0), Toledo (5-2) and the Mantawi Traders (3-4) are already qualified for the next round.

* * *The Warriors finally broke into the win column in their last assignment April 30 against the Traders, 67-64, behind the combined 29 points of guard Eduardo Allado and forward Francis Sanz.

How They Scored:

* * *TOLEDO (113) – Cainglet 22, Paraiso 22, Saladaga 17, Bat-og 12, Sayon 10, Justiniani 9, Laborte 8, Mangubat 7, Gabas 6, Huelar 6, Malinao 3, Villamor 2.

* * *WEST NEGROS (80) – Vergara 19, Olarte 15, Villarin 11, Tizon 8, Dapar 8, Deocadis 6, Espiritu 6, Laurenio 4, Quilantang 3.

* * *Period Scores: 30-24, 58-45, 88-63, 113-80.

gameface_one
05-08-2006, 08:30 AM
Monday, May 08, 2006
Toledo resets two records in win v. WNC
sunstar.com.ph

The Toledo-Cebu Landmasters were merciless on their way to crushing the hapless West Negros College-Talisay City Mustangs and setting up new records in the Visayas Division of the Mindanao-Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference.

Toledo scored a 113-80 victory Saturday night over the host Mustangs at the Talisay City Gym. Toledo’s 113 points were the most scored by a team in a game in the MVBA, while the 33-point win is now the biggest winning margin in the league, erasing the 27-point win earlier set by the Mantawi Traders over the Mustangs.

Semifinals

More importantly, the win sealed Toledo’s claim of the No.2 spot with a 5-2 slate in the Visayas standings of the league supported by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

The Mustangs fell to their fifth straight loss.

Guard Alex Cainglet started the scoring blitz by unloading 12 of his 22 points in the first period, pushing Toledo ahead, 30-24. Ronald Paraiso joined the scoring spree to push Toledo further ahead at halftime, 58-45.

Things further soured for the host Mustangs while the Landmasters were unrelenting in the second half behind the hot shooting of Cainglet, Paraiso, Richard Ian Saladaga, Leo Bat-og and Carlos Sayon.

Top scorers

Paraiso also had 22 points, while Saladaga added 17.

Vengie Vergara topped the Mustangs with 19 points, while the usually explosive Ely Olarte was held to only 15.

It would be a make-or-break game for the Mustangs as they shoot for their first win when they go up against the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors at home tomorrow.

The Warriors and the Mustangs are battling for the last semifinals berth in the Visayas Division after Cebu teams – the undefeated M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City, Toledo-Cebu Landmasters and Mantawi Traders – grabbed the first, second and third spots, respectively.

Toledo-Cebu Landmasters (113) – Cainglet 22, Paraiso 22, Saladaga 17, Bat-og 12, Sayon 9, Justiniani 7, Laborte 6, Mangubat 5, Gabas 5, Huelar 5, Malinao 2, Villamor 2. WNC-Talisay (80) – Vergara 19, Olarte 15, Villarin 11, Tizon 8, Dapar 8, Deocadis 6, Espiritu 6, Laurenio 4, Quilantang 3. Quarters: 30-24; 58-45; 88-63; 113-80. (RCM)

AnthonyServinio
05-08-2006, 12:51 PM
PACMAN LEVELS SERIES; M. LHUILLIER SWEEPS VISAYAS

VISAYAS DIVISION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 8-0
Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 5-2
Mantawi Traders 3-4
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 1-5
West Negros College 0-6

MINDANAO DIVISION
#1 Iligan Archangels 1
#4 Montana-Davao 1

#2 PacMan-GenSan 1
#3 Pryce Pharma-MisOr 1

Game Today (May 9) -- Talisay City, Negros Occidental:
5:30PM West Negros College vs. Toyota-Iloilo Warriors

* * *CAGAYAN DE ORO – PacMan-GenSan displayed extreme fighting spirit to turn back Pryce Pharma-MisOr, 72-64, to level their best-of-three Mindanao Division semifinal series at 1-1 and thus stay alive in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Sunday night at the Xavier University Gym.

* * *Trailing by four markers after one period, 16-20, PacMan center Weng Farochillen unloaded nine points on two triples in the second period and power forward Jaypee Locsin added five en route to outscore Pryce Pharma, 23-11, and thus take a commanding lead at halftime that they never relinquished, 39-31.

* * *The cagers of boxing idol Manny Pacquiao and Coach Ramon Pido further extended their advantage to as much as 15 points in the third period, 50-35.* The best Pryce Pharma could do was counter with eight unanswered points to cut their deficit to seven, 43-50

* * *Pryce Pharma team captain James Laygo and Jerome Numeran tried their best to close in further but to no avail as baskets by Dondon Tadena and another Farochillen triple with the shot clock winding at the 2:20 mark sealed the win for PacMan, 72-60.

* * * Farochillen led PacMan with 15 points via four triples followed by Tadena with 13.* Laygo paced Pryce Pharma with 13 followed by Marvin Mercado with 12, six coming in the first period.* Game Three will be on May 14 (Sunday) at the General Santos City Gym, with the winner advancing to the Mindanao Division Finals against the winner of the Iligan Archangels versus Montana-Davao series currently tied at 1-1.* Game Three of that series will be on May 12 at the MSU-IIT Gym.

* * *Over in the Visayas Division, the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewlers ended the elimination round with a perfect 8-0 win-loss card after doing away with home team West Negros College Mustangs, 88-85, at the Talisay City Gym.* With the win, the Jewelers of Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba are assured of home court advantage throughout the MVBA playoffs.

* * *Aldrin Ocanada led the Jewelers with 17 points followed by Jayford Rodriguez with 15.* Ely Olarte and Vengie Vergara topped the Mustangs with 21 points each.

* * *The now 0-5 Mustangs face a must-win situation today (May 9) when they host the 1-5 Toyota-Iloilo Warriors, needing a victory to stay in contention for the final semifinal slot in the Visayas Division of the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

How They Scored:

* * *PACMAN-GENSAN (72) – Farochillen 15, Tadena 13, Locsin 12, Coronado 10, Medalla 8, Recustodio 4, Sandoval 4, Jabagat 3, Dennison 2, Deligero 1.

* * *PRYCE PHARMA-MISOR (64) – Laygo 13, Mercado 12, Numeran 11, Mendoza 7, Tagupa 6, Lumantas 5, Carretas 4, Redulosa 2, Alfeche 2, Saludsod 2, Trumpeta 0.

* * *Period Scores: 16-20, 39-31, 59-47, 72-64.

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (88) – Ocanada 17, Rodriguez 15, Aying 13, Ramirez 11, Piodo 8, Caputolan 8, Enriquez 5, Tangarorang 4, Mepana 3, Manigo 2, Llanto 2.

* * *WEST NEGROS (85) – Olarte 21, Vergara 21, Espiritu 10, Tizon 8, Quilantang 8, Laurenio 8, Villarin 7, Dapar 2.

* * *Period Scores: 17-10, 44-31, 67-56, 88-85.

gameface_one
05-09-2006, 10:30 AM
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Misamis Oriental eyes Pacman's head Tuesday at XU gym
sunstar.com.ph

* Tagupa keys Pryce Pharma's stunning victory in Game 1

MISOR Pryce Pharma of Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Chairman Governor Oscar Moreno is eyeing for a sweep against Gensan Pacman Tuesday at the Xavier University gym.

The local prides hold a 1-0 lead in their semifinal series after shocking PacMan of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao last May 4 at the General Santos City gym, 64-51.


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Pryce Pharma can wrap up the series as it takes on the top-seeded Pacman at 5:30 pm and with the crowd on their side.

Pointguard Ramil Tagupa keyed Misor's victory before a hostile Gensan crowd when he exploded for 8 points in a mind-boggling 11-0 run that broke the game wide-open with 1:33 left, 62-49. He completed the demolition job with a booming triple to the big delight of Governor Moreno who was in attendance.

"Dako na kaayo ilang chance nga naka-ukas sa pikas homecourt. Kinahanglan nga ila na'ng i-TKO ang Pacman dinhi," one avid Misor fan, said.

Meanwhile, top seed Iligan Archangels forced a rubber match after toppling the Montaña Pawnshop-Davao Jewels, 88-74 in Game 2 of their best-of-three Mindanao Division semifinal series of the ML Kwarta Padala MVBA First Conference Friday at the Panabo City gym in Davao del Norte.

Stung by their 69-87 loss in the series opener at the MSU-IIT gym last April 30, the Archangels of Mayor Lawrence Cruz recovered their bearings and dished out a fantastic game plan that saw them lead all the way, reaching as much as 19 markers, 63-44 late in the third period.

The Jewels of Armando Quibod gamely fought back in the final canto behind the cheers of the big crowd that included Panabo City Mayor Rey Gavina to cut the deficit to only five markers on a triple by skipper Randy Panerio, 60-65.

However, center Erickson Araman and forward Marvin Tundag scored Iligan's next 11 markers to restore their double-digit advantage with three minutes left, 76-66, allowing Iligan to coast to the win.

Tundag topped Iligan with 19 points followed by Alex Bognot with 18 points and eight rebounds and Aries Gloria with 17. Panerio paced Montana with 20 points followed by Mark Bonifacio with 12 and Allan Quibod with 10.

Game 3 of the series is set for May 12 at the MSU-IIT gym. The winner gets to meet the survivor of the PacMan-GenSan versus Pryce Pharma-MisOr series in the Mindanao Division Finals of the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

Over in the Visayas Division, undefeated leader M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu stakes its immaculate 7-0 win-loss record against the winless West Negros College Mustangs in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.

The Mustangs hope the home crowd will inspire them to victory.

Mustangs were playing Cebu Landmaster-Toledo Monday night.

How they scored

Iligan 88 -- Tundag 19, Bognot 18, Gloria 17, Araman 13, Pening 10, Sereno 7, Pendang 2, Bangloy 2, Cosingan 0, Baguio 0.

Montaña-Davao 74 -- Panerio 20, Bonifacio 12, Quibod 10, Ayson 9, Te 7, Coquilla 6, Dawal 6, Bajenting 4, Olegario 0.

Period scores: 21-16, 45-39, 65-55, 88-74.

gameface_one
05-09-2006, 10:32 AM
Toledo stops Mustangs
visayandailystar.com



TALISAY CITY --- The visiting Cebu Landmaster-Toledo routed West Negros College Mustangs, 113-80, Saturday at the resumption of hostilities in the Visayas Division of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association First Conference at the Talisay City Gym.

Toledo set new standards for most points in a game (113 points) and biggest winning margin (33 points), in the process raising their win-loss card to 5-2 and clinching the number two spot in the Visayas Division.

Vengie Vergara topped the Mustangs with 19 points while scoring machine Ely Olarte was limited to only 15 by the tight Landmaster defense.

Guard Alex Cainglet set the tone by unloading 12 markers in the first period alone, pushing Toledo ahead, 30-24. Ronald Paraiso then joined the scoring parade to push Toledo further ahead by halftime, 58-45.

The Mustangs now have to focus on tomorrow's crucial game with the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors again at the Talisay City Gym.

The Warriors (1-5) hold a shaky half-game lead over the Mustangs (0-5) for the last semifinal berth in the Visayas Division. A win by either squad could well determine the final semifinal spot. M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu (7-0), Toledo (5-2) and the Mantawi Traders (3-4) are already qualified for the next round.*

gameface_one
05-09-2006, 10:37 AM
PacMan cagers force KO game
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CAGAYAN DE ORO - PacMan-GenSan trounced Pryce Pharma-MisOr, 72-64, to force rubber match in their semis series in the Mindanao Division of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Sunday night at the Xavier University Gym here.



The PacMan squad of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao trailed only in the first quarter before Weng Farochillen and Jaypee Locsin combined in a wave after wave of attacks to take control of the game.

The deciding Game 3 will be held on Sunday at the Gen. Santos City Gym. The winner of the match will face either Iligan or Montaña Pawnshop-Davao.

The series between Montaña and Iligan is likewise tied at 1-1.

Farochillen led PacMan with 15 points spiked by four triples followed by Dondon Tadena with 13. Laygo paced Pryce Pharma with 13 followed by Marvin Mercado with 12.

Over in the Visayas Division, the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers ended their elimination round with a perfect 8-0 win-loss card after nosing out West Negros College Mustangs, 88-85, at the Talisay City Gym.

With the win, the Jewelers are assured of a home court advantage throughout the playoffs.

Aldrin Ocanada led the Jewelers with 17 points followed by Jayford Rodriguez with 15. Ely Olarte and Vengie Vergara topped the Mustangs with 21 points each.

gameface_one
05-09-2006, 10:47 AM
M. Lhuillier completes 8-0 sweep in MVBA tilt
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 05/09/2006

The M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City Jewelers weathered a spirited endgame resistance by West Negros College-Talisay City Mustangs to squeeze out a close 88-85 win and stretch their unbeaten record to eight in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association on Sunday at the Talisay City Gym in Negros Occidental.

Aldrin Ocañada topscored for the first time for M. Lhuillier with 17 points, while Jayford Rodriguez added 15 markers as the Jewelers assured themselves of the top spot in the Visayas Division semifinals after completing an eight-game elimination round sweep.

Unlike in their previous meeting, the Jewelers of businessman-sportsman Michel Lhuillier and coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba found the Mustangs a tough costumer to handle this time as host WNC gamely recovered from a 13-point deficit at halftime, 44-31, and threatened M. Lhuillier on several occasions.

The Mustangs outscored M. Lhuillier in the final half, 54-44, but the Jewelers used their vast experience and maturity to hang on to a three-point victory - their closest winning margin in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Molten, Panasonic, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, and Sulpicio Lines.

Danny Aying added 13 points followed by Niño Ramirez with 11 for the Jewelers.

Ely Olarte and Bejie Vergara fired 21 points apiece, but had little help from the rest of their teammates as the WNC Mustangs crashed to their sixth straight defeat in as many games.

The WNC Mustangs will take on the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors today at 5:30 pm hoping to chalk up their first win in the league and stave off early exit.

In Cagayan de Oro City, PacMan-GenSan displayed extreme fighting spirit to turn back Pryce Pharma-MisOr, 72-64, and level their best-of-three Mindanao Division semifinal series at 1-1.

Trailing by four markers after the first period,16-20, PacMan center Weng Farochillen unloaded nine points on two triples in the second period and power forward Jaypee Locsin added five to outscore Pryce Pharma, 23-11, and take a 39-31 edge at halftim, a lead they never relinquished.

Farochillen led PacMan with 15 points spiked with four triples followed by Tadena with 13. James Laygo paced Pryce Pharma with 13 followed by Marvin Mercado with 12, six coming in the first period.

Game 3 will be on May 14 at the General Santos City Gym, with the winner advancing to the Mindanao Division Finals against the winner of the Iligan Archangels versus Montana-Davao series currently tied at 1-1.

Games today

(Talisay City, Negros Occidental) 5:30 pm West Negros College vs. Toyota-Iloilo Warriors

The scores

First game

M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala (88) - Ocañada 17, Rodriguez 15, Aying 13, Ramirez 11, Piodo 8, Caputolan 8, Enriquez 5, Tangarorang 4, Mepaña 3, Manigo 2, Llanto 2

West Negros College-Talisay City (85) - Olarte 21, Vergara 21, Espiritu 10, Tizon 8, Quilantang 8, Laurenio 8, Villarin 7, Dapar 2

Quarterscores:17-10, 44-31, 67-56, 88-85

Second game

Pacman-GenSan (72) - Farochillen 15, Tadena 13, Locsin 12, Coronado 10, Medalla 8, Recustodio 4, Sandoval 4, Jabagat 3, Dennison 2, Deligero 1

Pryce Pharma-MisOr (64) - Laygo 13, Mercado 12, Numeran 11, Mendoza 7, Tagupa 6, Lumantas 5, Carretas 4, Redulosa 2, Alfeche 2, Saludsod 2 Quarterscores:16-20, 39-31, 59-47, 72-64

gameface_one
05-10-2006, 07:00 AM
Mantawi battles Cebu Landmasters
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MANDAUE CITY — Valuable momentum entering the semifinal stage will be at stake today when the Mantawi Traders host Cebu Landmaster-Toledo at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex in continuing action at the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference.


Toledo and Mantawi are already booked to face each other in the opening round of the Visayas Division semifinals next week with the Landmaster five of realtor Joe Soberano and Coach Leoncio "Jun" Tan enjoying the homecourt advantage in the best-of-three series.

Toledo has a 5-2 win-loss card while Mantawi carries a 3-4 record entering their final elimination round game.

Idle M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu swept all its eight elimination round games to earn the top seeding and a semis date with the fourth seed, either the 1-5 Toyota-Iloilo Warriors or the 0-6 West Negros College Mustangs.

Both Western Visayas squads were locked in a tight battle at press time last night at the Talisay City Gym with the winner getting a foothold for the last semis slot.

The Landmasters routed Mantawi, 81-67, last March 25 at Toledo City’s Marcelo A. Barba Sports Center to begin Visayas Division hostilities in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

Mantawi of Mayor Thadeo Ouano and Coach Eddie Ybanez has relied heavily on the outside gunning of Doroteo Almacin and Joseph Guangco and twin towers 6-foot-5 Randy Sevilla and 6-foot-7 Rino Berame.

Toledo is expected to counter with point guard Alex Cainglet and prolific swingmen Ronald Paraiso and Carlos Sayon and inside force Leo Bat-og.

gameface_one
05-10-2006, 07:05 AM
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Pacman gets back at Pryce Pharma
sunstar.com.ph


* Forcing Game 3 back to Gensan on Sunday

PACMAN-GenSan displayed extreme fighting spirit to turn back Pryce Pharma-MisOr, 72-64, and leveled its best-of-three Mindanao Division semifinal series at 1-1 and thus stayed alive in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Sunday night at Xavier University gym.

Trailing by four after the first quarter, 16-20, PacMan center Weng Farochillen unloaded nine points on two triples in the second period and power forward Jaypee Locsin added five en route to outscore Pryce Pharma, 23-11 and thus take a commanding lead at halftime that they never relinquished, 39-31.


The cagers of boxing idol Manny Pacquiao and coach Ramon Pido further extended their advantage to as much as 15 points in the third period, 50-35. The best Pryce Pharma could do was counter with eight unanswered points to cut their deficit to seven, 43-50.

Pryce Pharma team captain James Laygo and Jerome Numeran tried their best to close in further but to no avail as baskets by Dondon Tadena and another Farochillen triple with the shot clock winding at the 2:20 mark sealed the win for PacMan, 72-60.

Farochillen led PacMan with 15 points via four triples followed by Tadena with 13. Laygo paced Pryce Pharma with 13 followed by Marvin Mercado with 12, six coming in the first period. Game 3 will be on May 14 at the General Santos City gym, with the winner advancing to the Mindanao Division Finals against the winner of the Iligan Archangels versus Montaña-Davao series currently tied at 1-1. Game 3 of that series will be on May 12 at the MSU-IIT gym.

Over in the Visayas division, the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers ended the elimination round with a perfect 8-0 win-loss card after doing away with home team West Negros College Mustangs, 88-85 at the Talisay City gym. With the win, the Jewelers of coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba are assured of home court advantage throughout the MVBA playoffs.

Aldrin Ocanada led the Jewelers with 17 points followed by Jayford Rodriguez with 15. Ely Olarte and Vengie Vergara topped the Mustangs with 21 points each.

The now 0-5 Mustangs face a must-win situation Tuesday when they host the 1-5 Toyota-Iloilo Warriors, needing a victory to stay in contention for the final semifinal slot in the Visayas division of the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

How they scored

Pacman-Gensan 72 -- Farochillen 15, Tadena 13, Locsin 12, Coronado 10, Medalla 8, Recustodio 4, Sandoval 4, Jabagat 3, Dennison 2, Deligero 1.

Pryce Pharma-Misor 64 -- Laygo 13, Mercado 12, Numeran 11, Mendoza 7, Tagupa 6, Lumantas 5, Carretas 4, Redulosa 2, Alfeche 2, Saludsod 2, Trumpeta 0.

Period scores: 16-20, 39-31, 59-47, 72-64.

M. Lhuillier-Cebu 88 -- Ocanada 17, Rodriguez 15, Aying 13, Ramirez 11, Piodo 8, Caputolan 8, Enriquez 5, Tangarorang 4, Mepana 3, Manigo 2, Llanto 2.

West Negros 85 -- Olarte 21, Vergara 21, Espiritu 10, Tizon 8, Quilantang 8, Laurenio 8, Villarin 7, Dapar 2.

Period scores: 17-10, 44-31, 67-56, 88-85.

AnthonyServinio
05-10-2006, 10:49 AM
ILOILO GRABS LAST VISAYAS SEMIS SPOT

VISAYAS DIVISION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 8-0
Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 5-2
Mantawi Traders 3-4
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 2-5
West Negros College 0-7

MINDANAO DIVISION
#1 Iligan Archangels 1
#4 Montana-Davao 1

#2 PacMan-GenSan 1
#3 Pryce Pharma-MisOr 1

Game Today (May 10) – Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex:
5:30PM Mantawi Traders vs. Cebu Landamaster-Toledo

* * *TALISAY CITY – The Toyota-Iloilo Warriors claimed the fourth and final spot in the Visayas Division semifinals of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Tuesday (May 9) by nipping the West Negros College Mustangs, 74-70, on the road at the Talisay City Gym.

* * *In tallying their second win in seven games, the Iloilo Basketball League-backed Warriors took an unassailable two-game lead over the still winless Mustangs.* Both sides meet again tomorrow (May 11) at the Warriors’ home venue to finish out the elimination round schedule of the tournament made possible by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

* * * The reigning National Students champion Mustangs held a six-point lead after three periods, but the veteran-laden Warriors managed to outscore them in final period, 24-14, en route to the close win.* Ironically it was 6’4” center Ruel Balgos, an alumnus of West Negros College, who did the most damage in combination with prolific guard Eldrin Senierez.

* * *Balgos led the Warriors with 20 points while Senierez added 19 and Loreto Bautista 10.* Stanley Tizon paced the Mustangs with 24 markers followed by Ely Olarte with 15.

* * *The Warriors will now play the undefeated top seed M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers (8-0) in the best-of-three Visayas Division Semifinals starting next week at the New Cebu City Coliseum.* Toledo and Mantawi will slug it out in the other best-of-three series with Toledo enjoying the home court advantage.* The winners advance to the best-of-three Visayas Division Finals.

How They Scored:

* * *TOYOTA-ILOILO (74) – Balgos 20, Senierez 19, Bautista 10, Sencil 7, Sanz 5, Sinco 5, Leonida 2, Bayhon 2.

* * *WEST NEGROS (70) – Tizon 24, Olarte 15, Espiritu 8, Deocadis 8, Millarin 7, Vergara 4, Laurenio 4, Dapar 2.

* * *Period Scores: 21-21, 37-35, 50-56, 74-70.

AnthonyServinio
05-12-2006, 02:07 PM
MANTAWI ENDS ELIMS WITH A BANG

VISAYAS DIVISION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 8-0
Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 5-3
Mantawi Traders 4-4
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 2-5
West Negros College 0-7

MINDANAO DIVISION
#1 Iligan Archangels 1
#4 Montana-Davao 1

#2 PacMan-GenSan 1
#3 Pryce Pharma-MisOr 1

Game Today (May 12) – MSU-IIT Gym:
5:30PM Iligan Archangels vs. Montana Pawnshop-Davao (Mindanao Semis A, Game Three)

* * *MANDAUE CITY -- The Mantawi Traders ended their elimination round campaign on a high note by beating Cebu Landmaster-Toledo, 75-72, at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex Thursday night (May 11).* The Traders of Mayor Thadeo Ouano leveled their win-loss card at 4-4 while Toledo dropped to 5-3.* Both teams will meet again next week in the Visayas Division Semifinals with Toledo enjoying the home court advantage in the best-of-three series.* Undefeated top seed M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala will meet the fourth seed Toyota-Iloilo Warriors in the other semifinal series.

* * *Doroteo Almacin led Mantawi with 16 points while Kim Calo added 11.* Bernie Ursal topped Toledo with 14 followed by Alex Cainglet with 10.

How They Scored:

* * *MANTAWI (75) – Almacin 16, Calo 11, Sevilla 10, Ducay 6, Pepito 6, Murillo 4, Garcia 4, Berame 4, Lozano 4, Jueves 4, Guangco 2, Loyola 2.

* * *TOLEDO (72) – Ursal 14, Cainglet 10, Sayon 9, Paraiso 9, Saladaga 7, Huelar 6, Mangubat 6, Bat-og 5, Justiniani 4, Villamor 2.

* * *Period Scores: 28-18, 38-34, 54-48, 75-72.

AnthonyServinio
05-12-2006, 10:44 PM
ILIGAN FIRST TO MINDANAO FINALS

VISAYAS DIVISION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 8-0
Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 5-3
Mantawi Traders 4-4
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 2-5
West Negros College 0-7

MINDANAO DIVISION
#1 Iligan Archangels 2 WINNER
#4 Montana-Davao 1

#2 PacMan-GenSan 1
#3 Pryce Pharma-MisOr 1

Game Sunday (May 14) – General Santos City Gym:
5:30PM PacMan-GenSan vs. Pryce Pharma-MisOr (Mindanao Semis B, Game Three)

* * *ILIGAN CITY – The Iligan Archangels claimed the first seat in the Mindanao Division Finals of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference by whipping Montana Pawnshop-Davao, 80-71, Friday (May 12) at the crowded and noisy MSU-IIT Gym.* The Archangels of Mayor Lawrence Cruz thus won the best-of-three series, 2-1.

* * *Pintsized point guard Michael Sereno, a product of the University of Southern Philippines in Cebu, stood tallest as he was all over the court, submitting a remarkable performance of 10 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals en route to being selected as Game MVP in the league supported by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

* * *After trailing for the entire first half, Montana staged a fiery rally behind guard Randy Panerio and forward Linde Dawal as Iligan held a shaky one-point lead entering the final canto, 57-56.* Panerio gave Montana their last taste of the lead on two free throws, 60-59, but Iligan immediately countered with a 10-0 run anchored on Sereno’s rebounds and playmaking to pull away for good, 69-60.

* * *Sereno then scored on a slashing lay up that started Iligan’s final surge on the key baskets by forwards Marvin Tundag and Alex Bognot to erect a 10-point edge with 1:49 to play, 77-67.* Things got ugly as Panerio tripped a surging Aries Gloria at the half-court line, resulting in a scuffle that led to both players being thrown out with 31 ticks on the clock.* Bognot fittingly ended the game with a reverse jackknife dunk at the buzzer.* This also marked the first time that the home team won a game in the semifinal round.* The win came at a cost for Iligan, with Tundag getting a bad cut on his right eyebrow and skipper Lester Cosingan leaving the game with a suspected broken nose in the third quarter.

* * *Bognot led Iligan with 22 points followed by Gloria with 18, Eduardo Pening with 12 and Sereno and Marvin Tundag with 10.* Dado Ayson topped Montana with 16 markers, nine in the first period.* Dawal had 13, nine in the third period.* Panerio went scoreless in the first half but still managed to tally 12 points.

* * *Iligan will next face the winner of Sunday’s battle between PacMan-GenSan of boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and Pryce Pharma-MisOr of MVBA Chairman Gov. Oscar Moreno starting at 5:30PM at the General Santos City Gym.* The best-of-three series is tied at 1-1.

How They Scored:

* * *ILIGAN (80) – Bognot 22, Gloria 18, Pening 12, Sereno 10, Tundag 10, Araman 6, Cosingan 2, Sapiler 0, Bangloy 0.

* * *MONTANA-DAVAO (71) – Ayson 16, Dawal 13, Panerio 12, Abanes 9, Quibod 7, Coquilla 6, Bajenting 6, Bonifacio 2, Olegario 0.

* * *Period Scores: 23-15, 42-32, 57-56, 80-71.

ephraim87
05-14-2006, 05:54 PM
gusto ko na ang CEBU at ILIGAN ang magkaharap sa finals... pareho cla magaling... pero sa iligan parin ako dahil andun ang idol ko na c ALEX BOGNOT.

AnthonyServinio
05-15-2006, 12:24 AM
PACMAN MAKES MINDANAO FINALS

VISAYAS DIVISION
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 8-0
Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 5-3
Mantawi Traders 4-4
Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 2-5
West Negros College 0-7

MINDANAO DIVISION
#1 Iligan Archangels 2 WINNER
#4 Montana-Davao 1

#2 PacMan-GenSan 2 WINNER
#3 Pryce Pharma-MisOr 1

Game Tuesday (May 16) – Marcelo A. Barba Sports Center:
5:30PM Cebu Landmaster-Toledo vs. Mantawi Traders (Visayas Semis B, Game One)

* * *GENERAL SANTOS CITY – PacMan-GenSan of boxing idol Manny Pacquiao advanced to the Mindanao Division Finals of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Sunday night (May 14) by thwarting Pryce Pharma-MisOr, 83-68, and clinch the best-of-three series, 2-1.

* * *Louie Medalla and Apol Coronado combined for 19 points as PacMan raced to a 26-18 advantage after one quarter and never looked back.* The pair continued to wax hot and with more sniping from Jethro Recustodio, PacMan erected their biggest lead of 21 markers, 52-31, on a triple by Coronado.

* * *The defense-minded Pryce Pharma gallantly fought back as they held PacMan scoreless for the first five minutes of the final canto and James Laygo unloaded five straight points to come to their closest, 56-66.* Suddenly, Donald Tadena broke PacMan's silence with five consecutive points, 71-56.* Back-to-back triples by Coronado and Weng Farochillen entering the final two minutes sealed the deal for PacMan as they completed a remarkable comeback after losing Game One of the series, 51-64.* PacMan also took Game Two, 72-64.

* * *“Since it was Mothers' Day, I told my players to dedicate this game to their moms,” said winning Coach Ramon Pido.* “Our defense on their key players also worked for us today.”* Pacquiao thanked his team for giving him a fitting send off gift before leaving for the United States to train for his July 2 bout with Mexican Oscar Larios.

* * *Coronado, a local star from Notre Dame of Dadiangas College,* topped PacMan with 19 points via four triples followed by Medalla with 15.* Jessie Lumantas paced Pryce Pharma with 19 points followed by Laygo with 18.* PacMan will now face top seed Iligan Archangels of Mayor Lawrence Cruz in a best-of-three series for the Mindanao Division crown starting next week at the MSU-IIT Gym.

* * *The Visayas Division Semifinals kicks off Tuesday with second seed Cebu Landmaster-Toledo hosting the Mantawi Traders at the Marcelo A. Barba Sports Center starting at 5:30PM.* Both teams split their elimination round games with Toledo winning last March 25, 81-67.* Mantawi got revenge last May 11, 75-72.

* * *Key players for Toledo of realtor Joe Soberano and Coach Jun Tan are veterans Leo Bat-og, Alex Cainglet, Ronald Paraiso and Carlos Sayon.* Mantawi of Mayor Thadeo Ouano and Coach Eddie Ybanez will counter with shooters Doroteo Almacin and Joseph Guangco and twin towers Randy Sevilla and Rino Berame.

How They Scored:

* * *PACMAN-GENSAN (83) – Coronado 19, Medalla 15, Tadena 12, Recustodio 11, Sandoval 8, Farochillen 5, Jabagat 4, Dennison 3, Deligero 2, Locsin 2, Dagcutan 2.

* * *PRYCE PHARMA-MISOR (68) – Lumantas 19, Laygo 18, Mendoza 14, Alfeche 4, Mercado 4, Tagupa 3, Redulosa 2, Carretas 2, Numeran 2, Trumpeta 0, Tedlos 0, Saludsod 0.

* * *Period Scores: 26-18, 47-31, 66-51, 83-68.

gameface_one
05-16-2006, 08:48 AM
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
It's Pacman v. Iligan in Mindanao Finals
sunstar.com.ph


GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The PacMan-GenSan team of boxing idol Manny Pacquiao advanced to the Mindanao Division Finals of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Sunday night by thwarting Pryce Pharma-MisOr, 83-68, and clinching the best-of-three series, 2-1.

Louie Medalla and Apol Coronado combined for 19 points as PacMan raced to a 26-18 advantage after one quarter and never looked back.


The pair continued to wax hot and with more sniping from Jethro Recustodio, PacMan erected their biggest lead of 21 markers, 52-31, on a triple by Coronado.

The defense-minded Pryce Pharma gallantly fought back as they held PacMan scoreless for the first five minutes of the final canto and James Laygo unloaded five straight points to come to their closest, 56-66.

Suddenly, Donald Tadena broke PacMan's silence with five consecutive points, 71-56. Back-to-back triples by Coronado and Weng Farochillen entering the final two minutes sealed the deal for PacMan as they completed a remarkable comeback after losing Game One of the series, 51-64. PacMan also took Game Two, 72-64.

"Since it was Mothers' Day, I told my players to dedicate this game to their moms," said winning coach Ramon Pido. "Our defense on their key players also worked for us today."

Pacquiao thanked his team for giving him a fitting send off gift before leaving for the United States to train for his July 2 bout with Mexican Oscar Larios.

Coronado, a local star from Notre Dame of Dadiangas College, topped PacMan with 19 points via four triples followed by Medalla with 15.

Jessie Lumantas paced Pryce Pharma with 19 points followed by Laygo with 18. PacMan will now face top seed Iligan Archangels of Mayor Lawrence Cruz in a best-of-three series for the Mindanao Division crown starting next week at the MSU-IIT gym.

The Visayas Division Semifinals kicks off today (May 16) with second seed Cebu Landmaster-Toledo hosting the Mantawi Traders at the Marcelo A. Barba Sports Center starting at 5:30PM. Both teams split their elimination round games with Toledo winning last March 25, 81-67. Mantawi got revenge last May 11, 75-72.

Key players for Toledo of realtor Joe Soberano and Coach Jun Tan are veterans Leo Bat-og, Alex Cainglet, Ronald Paraiso and Carlos Sayon. Mantawi of Mayor Thadeo Ouano and Coach Eddie Ybanez will counter with shooters Doroteo Almacin and Joseph Guangco and twin towers Randy Sevilla and Rino Berame.

How they scored

Pacman-Gensan 83 -- Coronado 19, Medalla 15, Tadena 12, Recustodio 11, Sandoval 8, Farochillen 5, Jabagat 4, Dennison 3, Deligero 2, Locsin 2, Dagcutan 2.

Pryce Pharma-Misor 68 -- Lumantas 19, Laygo 18, Mendoza 14, Alfeche 4, Mercado 4, Tagupa 3, Redulosa 2, Carretas 2, Numeran 2, Trumpeta 0, Tedlos 0, Saludsod 0.

Period scores: 26-18, 47-31, 66-51, 83-68.

gameface_one
05-16-2006, 09:02 AM
Pacquiao’s GenSan five gains MVBA Minda final

First posted 06:34am (Mla time) May 16, 2006
Inquirer



Editor's Note: Published on page A22 of the May 16, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer


GEN. SANTOS CITY -- PacMan-GenSan of boxing hero Manny Pacquiao thwarted Pryce Pharma-MisOr, 83-68, Sunday night to clinch their best-of-three semifinal series and advance to the Mindanao Division Finals of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference tournament.

Louie Medalla and Apol Coronado combined for 19 points as PacMan raced to a 26-18 advantage in the first quarter and never looked back.

The pair continued to wax hot and with more sniping from Jethro Recustodio, PacMan erected its biggest lead, 52-31, on a triple by Coronado.

Pryce Pharma made its last stand in the first five minutes of the final period, holding PacMan scoreless to come close, 56-66.

“Our defense on their key players also worked for us today,” said GenSan coach Ramon Pido.

The Visayas Division semifinals kicks off today with second seed Cebu Landmaster-Toledo hosting the Mantawi Traders at the Marcelo A. Barba Sports Center at 5:30 p.m.

The two teams split their elimination round games with Toledo winning the first, 81-67, and Mantawi getting its revenge on May 11, 75-72.

The scores:
PACMAN-GENSAN 83 -- Coronado 19, Medalla 15, Tadena 12, Recustodio 11, Sandoval 8, Farochillen 5, Jabagat 4, Dennison 3, Deligero 2, Locsin 2, Dagcutan 2.
PRYCE PHARMA-MISOR 68 -- Lumantas 19, Laygo 18, Mendoza 14, Alfeche 4, Mercado 4, Tagupa 3, Redulosa 2, Carretas 2, Numeran 2, Trumpeta 0, Tedlos 0, Saludsod 0.
Quarters: 26-18, 47-31, 66-51, 83-68

gameface_one
05-17-2006, 09:39 AM
Lhuillier, Iloilo start MVBA semis series
mb.com.ph




CEBU CITY — The M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers resume their winning drive when they clash with Toyota-Iloilo Warriors in Game 1 of their Visayas Division semifinals series in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference today at the New Cebu City Coliseum here.


Though the Jewelers of Michel Lhuillier and coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba did not drop a single game in the elims, they are expected to have their hands full when they clash with the Warriors beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The Jewelers, for one, will be playing without Stephen Padilla who was recently given another chance to play in the pro league. Padilla normed an impressive 14.1 points per game.

Without Padilla, Alcoseba will have to rely much on Jayford Rodriguez (13.8 ppg) and point guard Woodrow Enriquez (11.9 ppg). Also expected to deliver the goods for the team are Mike Manigo (8.3 PPG) and center Enrico Llanto (8.4 PPG).

The Jewelers beat the Warriors twice in the elims -- 86-72 last April 2 in Cebu and 95-80 last April 21 in Pototan, Iloilo.

The Warriors, on the other hand, will be banking on Eldrin Senierez, who is churning out a league-best 18.4 points per game.

The Iligan Archangels and PacMan-GenSan will start their Mindanao Division finals next week at the MSU-IIT Gym in Iligan City.

AnthonyServinio
05-17-2006, 10:09 AM
TOLEDO TAKES 1-0 LEAD

VISAYAS DIVISION SEMIS
#1 M. Lhuillier-Cebu 0
#4Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0

#2 Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 1
#3 Mantawi Traders 0

MINDANAO DIVISION FINALS
#1 Iligan Archangels 0
#2 PacMan-GenSan 0

Game Today (May 17) – New Cebu City Coliseum:
5:30PM M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu vs. Toyota-Iloilo Warriors (Visayas Semis A, Game One)

* * *TOLEDO CITY – Host Cebu Landmaster-Toledo smashed the visiting Mantawi Traders, 76-62, to begin the Visayas Division Semifinal Round of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the Marcelo A. Barba Sports Center Tuesday evening (May 16).

* * *Guard Alex Cainglet connected on back-to-back triples in the first quarter to give the Landmaster quintet of realtor Joe Soberano and Coach Jun Tan the lead for good, 8-4.* From there it was an all-Landmaster show as center Rex Mangubat and swingman Ronald Paraiso combined for 19 points in the second quarter to peg the halftime count at 43-18.* Paraiso would then begin the second half with a booming triple that established the biggest Landmaster lead of the game at 28 points, 46-18.

* * *Carlos Sayon presided over the blowout with 18 points followed by Paraiso with 16.* Mangubat submitted a season-best 14 points but more importantly drew praises and the Game MVP citation for his fine defensive job on 6’7” Rino Berame, holding him to only two points.* Mantawi top gun Doroteo Almacin led his side with 15 points, all coming in the second half thanks to the first half defense of Cainglet.* Randy Sevilla added 12 and guard Kim Calo 10 for the Traders of Mayor Thadeo Ouano.

* * *Both teams will slug it out anew tomorrow (May 18) in Game Two of the best-of-three series with the Traders playing host at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex starting at 5:30PM.* The Traders can draw inspiration from the fact that all teams that lost Game One have went on to win the next two games the clinch the series in the ongoing MVBA playoffs supported by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

* * *The winner of the Toledo-Mantawi series will face the winner of the other series between undefeated top seed M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu and the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors for the Visayas Division Championship.

How They Scored:

* * *TOLEDO (76) – Sayon 18, Paraiso 16, Mangubat 14, Bat-og 10, Cainglet 6, Saladaga 6, Ursal 4, Justiniani 2, Laborte 0, Huelar 0.

* * *MANTAWI (62) – Almacin 15, Sevilla 12, Calo 10, Ducay 8, Pepito 7, Garcia 3, Loyola 3, Berame 2, Akad 1, Guangco 1, Lozano 0.

* * *Period Scores: 18-10, 43-18, 60-38, 76-62.

AnthonyServinio
05-18-2006, 09:50 AM
M. LHUILLIER TAKES 1-0 LEAD

VISAYAS DIVISION SEMIS
#1 M. Lhuillier-Cebu 1
#4Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0

#2 Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 1
#3 Mantawi Traders 0

MINDANAO DIVISION FINALS
#1 Iligan Archangels 0
#2 PacMan-GenSan 0

Game Tomorrow (May 19) – Pototan, Astrodome:
5:30PM Toyota-Iloilo Warriors vs. M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu (Visayas Semis A, Game Two)

* * *CEBU CITY – The M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers crushed the visiting Toyota-Iloilo Warriors Wednesday evening (May 17), 96-78, to take a 1-0 lead in their best-of-three Visayas Division Semifinal series of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the New Cebu City Coliseum.

* * *Swingman Jayford Rodriguez and point guard Woodrow Enriquez set the tone early by combining for 20 points in the first quarter as M. Lhuillier of Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba outscored the Warriors, 36-17.* A basket by Marlon Piodo and a triple by Mike Manigo opened the second period, giving the Jewelers their biggest lead of 24 markers, 41-17.

* * *Not giving up easily, the Iloilo Basketball League-backed Warriors gamely clawed back to cut the deficit to only nine points, 53-62, midway through the third period behind the efforts of Ruel Balgos, Eldrin Senierez and Francis Sanz.* M. Lhuillier countered with 15-5 run to close out the third canto, 77-58.* From there, it was easy sailing for M. Lhuillier as they coasted to the win, their ninth in a row in the games made possible by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

* * *Both teams fight it out again tomorrow (May 19) with M. Lhuillier going for the series clincher at the spanking new 5,000-seat Pototan Astrodome, a good 40-minute ride from Iloilo City.* The Warriors hope to draw fire from their home fans to force a deciding Game Three after initial ticket sales point to a full house for tonight’s exciting encounter.

* * *Rodriguez top scored for M. Lhuillier with 21 points followed by Enriquez with 17 and Nino Ramirez with 16.* Balgos paced the Warriors with 26 points while Sanz added 13 and Senierez 10.

* * *The winner will go on to play the winner of the Cebu Landmaster-Toledo and Mantawi Traders series for the Visayas Division championship.* Toledo leads the series, 1-0, with Game Two set for May 21 (Sunday) at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex.

How They Scored:

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (96) – Rodriguez 21, Enriquez 17, Ramirez 16, Manigo 13, Caputolan 10, Llanto 8, Piodo 4, Ocanada 3, Tangarorang 2, Mepana 2.

* * *TOYOTA-ILOILO (78) – Balgos 26, Sanz 13, Senierez 10, Leonida 9, Sina-on 8, Bautista 4, Sinco 4, Sencil 2, Unarce 2, Poral 0.

* * *Period Scores: 36-17, 58-39, 77-58, 96-78.

gameface_one
05-19-2006, 08:37 AM
Jewelers crush rivals in Game 1

The Philippine Star 05/19/2006

CEBU CITY–The M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers crushed the visiting Toyota-Iloilo Warriors Wednesday evening, 96-78, to take a 1-0 lead in their best-of-three Visayas Division semifinal series of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the New Cebu City Coliseum.

Swingman Jayford Rodriguez and point guard Woodrow Enriquez set the tone early by combining for 20 points in the first quarter as M. Lhuillier of coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba outscored the Warriors, 36-17. A basket by Marlon Piodo and a triple by Mike Manigo opened the second period, giving the Jewelers their biggest lead of 24 markers, 41-17.

Not giving up easily, the Iloilo Basketball League-backed Warriors gamely clawed back to cut the deficit to only nine points, 53-62, midway through the third period behind the efforts of Ruel Balgos, Eldrin Senierez and Francis Sanz. M. Lhuillier countered with 15-5 run to close out the third canto, 77-58. From there, it was easy sailing for M. Lhuillier as they coasted to the win, their ninth in a row in the games made possible by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

Both teams fight it out again today with M. Lhuillier going for the series clincher at the spanking new 5,000-seat Pototan Astrodome, a good 40-minute ride from Iloilo City. The Warriors hope to draw fire from their home fans to force a deciding Game Three after initial ticket sales point to a full house for tonight’s exciting encounter.

Rodriguez top-scored for M. Lhuillier with 21 points followed by Enriquez with 17 and Niño Ramirez with 16. Balgos paced the Warriors with 26 points while Sanz added 13 and Senierez 10.

The winner will go on to play the winner of the Cebu Landmaster-Toledo and Mantawi Traders series for the Visayas Division championship. Toledo leads the series, 1-0, with Game Two set for May 21 at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex.

AnthonyServinio
05-19-2006, 10:51 PM
M. LHUILLIER MAKES VISAYAS FINALS

VISAYAS DIVISION SEMIS
#1 M. Lhuillier-Cebu 2 WINNER
#4Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0

#2 Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 1
#3 Mantawi Traders 0

MINDANAO DIVISION FINALS
#1 Iligan Archangels 0
#2 PacMan-GenSan 0

Game Sunday (May 21) – Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex:
5:30PM Mantawi Traders vs. Cebu Landmaster-Toledo (Visayas Semis B, Game Two)

* * *POTOTAN, ILOILO – The top seeded M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers turned to the torrid three-point shooting of Mike Manigo and Jayford Rodriguez to repulse the tough Toyota-Iloilo Warriors, 85-72, and advance to the Visayas Division Finals of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Friday night at the packed Pototan Astrodome.* The Jewelers swept the best-of-three series, 2-0, after winning Game One last May 17 at the New Cebu City Coliseum, 96-78.

* * *The Iloilo Basketball League-backed Warriors turned to their frontline of Ruel Balgos, Henry Sencil and Francis Sanz to take the first half, 33-31, after limiting the usually prolific Jewelers to only nine points while scoring 19 of their own in the second quarter.

* * *The Jewelers of Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba then turned up the heat in the third canto as Manigo and Rodriguez combined for five triples and Alano Caputolan frolicked under the goal to effectively break the backs of the Warriors, 63-51.

* * *Manigo and Rodriguez continued their three-point shooting display, lifting the Jewelers to their biggest lead of the game, 73-57.* Rhagnee Sinco tried valiantly to bring the Warriors back into the game but this was quickly neutralized by another pair of triples by Rodriguez and Manigo that restored M. Lhuillier to a 15-point margin with a minute to play, 82-67.

* * *Rodriguez finished with five triples en route to 25 points while Manigo also had five triples as part of his 22-point output.* Sinco paced the Warriors with 17 while Sanz and Balgos followed with 12 apiece.* The Warriors thus formally bowed out of the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.* The Jewelers remained perfect with their 10th straight win in as many games.

* * *Cebu Landmaster-Toledo of realtor Joe Soberano and Coach Jun Tan shoots for the remaining slot in the Visayas Division Finals as they face the Mantawi Traders of Mayor Thadeo Ouano and Coach Eddie Ybanez at the latter’s home venue Sunday (May 21), the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex starting at 5:30PM.* Toledo took Game One and a 1-0 lead in the series, 76-62, last May 16 at the Marcelo A. Barba Sports Center.* The Traders must win in order to force a deciding Game Three on May 23 in Toledo City.

How They Scored:

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (85) – Rodriguez 25, Manigo 22, Llanto 10, Mepana 8, Caputolan 8, Enriquez 4, Ramirez 3, Tangarorang 2, Ocanada 2, Piodo 1.

* * *TOYOTA-ILOILO (72) – Sinco 17, Balgos 12, Sanz 12, Leonida 11, Senierez 8, Bautista 5, Sencil 4, Bayhon 3, Jalipa 0, Unarce 0, Sina-on 0.

* * *Period Scores: 22-14, 31-33, 63-51, 85-72.

gameface_one
05-21-2006, 11:19 AM
M. Lhuillier wraps up MVBA series vs Iloilo
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POTOTAN, Iloilo — M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers banked on the torrid three-point shooting of Mike Manigo and Jayford Rodriguez to repulse the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors, 85-72, and advance to the Visayas Division Finals of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Friday night at the packed Pototan Astrodome here.


The Jewelers swept the best-of-three series, 2-0, after winning Game One last Wednesday at the New Cebu City Coliseum, 96-78.

The Iloilo Basketball League-backed Warriors turned to their frontline of Ruel Balgos, Henry Sencil and Francis Sanz to take the first half, 33-31.

But the Jewelers of Coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba turned up the heat in the third canto with Manigo and Rodriguez combining for five triples and Alano Caputolan frolicking under the goal to effectively break the backs of the Warriors, 63-51.

Manigo and Rodriguez continued their three-point shooting display, lifting the Jewelers to their biggest lead of the game, 73-57.

Rhagnee Sinco tried valiantly to bring the Warriors back into the game but this was quickly neutralized by another pair of triples by Rodriguez and Manigo that restored M. Lhuillier to a 15-point margin with a minute to play, 82-67.

Rodriguez finished with five triples en route to 25 points while Manigo also had five triples as part of his 22-point output.

Sinco paced the Warriors with 17 while Sanz and Balgos followed with 12 apiece.

The Warriors thus formally bowed out of the tournament backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

The Jewelers remained perfect with their 10th straight win in as many games.

Cebu Landmaster-Toledo of realtor Joe Soberano and Coach Jun Tan shoots for the remaining slot in the Visayas Division Finals as they face the Mantawi Traders of Mayor Thadeo Ouano and Coach Eddie Ybanez at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex starting at 5:30 p.m.

Toledo took Game One, 76-62, last Tuesday at the Marcelo A. Barba Sports Center.

AnthonyServinio
05-21-2006, 11:25 PM
TOLEDO MAKES VISAYAS FINALS

VISAYAS DIVISION SEMIS
#1 M. Lhuillier-Cebu 2 WINNER
#4 Toyota-Iloilo Warriors 0

#2 Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 2 WINNER
#3 Mantawi Traders 0

MINDANAO DIVISION FINALS
#1 Iligan Archangels 0
#2 PacMan-GenSan 0

Game Tomorrow (May 23) – MSU-IIT Gym:
5:30PM Iligan Archangels vs. PacMan-GenSan (Mindanao Finals, Game One)

* * *MANDAUE CITY – Cebu Landmaster-Toledo turned to its veteran crew at crunch time to escape with a 66-63 win over the Mantawi Traders and advance to the Visayas Division Finals of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Sunday (May 21) at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex.* Toledo swept the best-of-three series, 2-0.

* * *Point guard Maui Huelar hit a triple to shatter a 61-61 deadlock with 37 seconds to play, 64-61. Mantawi countered with a twisting lay-up by Kim Calo to close in by a point at the 20-second mark, 63-64.* Carlos Sayon quickly drew a foul from Joseph Guangco, splitting his free throws for a 65-63 count.* In the key moment of the game, Randy Sevilla bungled a running shot with Leo Bat-og collaring the defensive rebound plus a hard foul from Sevilla with four ticks remaining.* Bat-og calmly split his free throws for the final tally as the Traders failed to put up a shot in their final play.

* * *Sayon topped Toledo with 15 points followed by Huelar with 13.* Calo paced Mantawi with 19 markers followed by Sevilla and Doroteo Almacin with 10 each.* The intense and emotional contest saw both teams battle through eight deadlocks and seven lead changes.

* * *Cebu Landmaster of realtor Joe Soberano and Coach Jun Tan will now face the undefeated M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers of Michel Lhuillier and Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba in a best-of-three series for the Visayas Division crown in the lead backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.* The Jewelers defeated the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors in the semifinals, 2-0.

* * *Game One of the best-of-three Mindanao Division Finals between the top seeded Iligan Archangels of Mayor Lawrence Cruz and second seed PacMan-GenSan of boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will be played tomorrow (May 23) at the MSU-IIT Gym starting at 5:30PM.

* * *The champions of both divisions will face off next month in a best-of-five series for the historic first ever MVBA championship.

How They Scored:

* * *TOLEDO (66) – Sayon 15, Huelar 13, Cainglet 9, Ursal 9, Bat-og 9, Mangubat 4, Paraiso 3, Laborte 2, Saladaga 2, Justiniani 0.

* * *MANTAWI (63) – Calo 19, Almacin 10, Sevilla 10, Akad 7, Berame 5, Garcia 4, Lozano 4, Pepito 3, Ducay 1, Guangco 0, Yuson 0.

* * *Period Scores: 13-13, 29-34, 49-48, 66-63.

gameface_one
05-22-2006, 12:11 PM
Monday, May 22, 2006
Iligan battles Pacman in MVBA
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ILIGAN CITY -- It will be a classic battle between offense and defense as the top seed Iligan Archangels and second seed PacMan-GenSan begin their best-of-three ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Mindanao Division Finals series tomorrow at the MSU-IIT Gym.

With an output of 87.9 points per game, Iligan of Mayor Lawrence Cruz is the undisputed Mindanao scoring leader in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.


The Archangels disposed of fourth seed Montana Pawnshop-Davao in the semifinals, 2-1.

On the other hand, PacMan-GenSan of boxing champion Manny Pacquiao limits their opponents to a measly 82.2 PPG, the stingiest in Mindanao. PacMan, coached by Ramon Pido, also needed three games to eliminate semifinal opponent third seed Pryce Pharma-MisOr, 2-1.

Aside from the home turf advantage, Iligan is slightly favored after they swept PacMan in their two meetings in the elimination round.

The Archangels inflicted PacMan's only loss at their home venue the General Santos City Gym, 89-80, last March 17.

The Archangels reasserted their mastery of PacMan during the elimination round finale last April 22 at the MSU-IIT Gym, 88-79.

Top performers for both teams in the semifinals are expected to reprise their roles.

Iligan will bank on Alex Bognot (16.0 PPG), Aries Gloria (15.7 PPG), Marvin Tundag (13.3 PPG) and Erickson Araman (11.0 PPG).

PacMan will counter with their patented defense plus backcourt trio of Apol Coronado (11.3 PPG), Louie Medalla (10.0 PPG) and Donald Tadena (9.3 PPG).

The winner of the Iligan-PacMan series will go on to face the Visayas Division champion in the best-of-five series for the MVBA championship in June.

Top seed M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu is awaiting the winner of the other Visayas Division semis series between Cebu Landmaster-Toledo and the Mantawi Traders.

Toledo and Mantawi were completing Game Two of their series at press time last night (May 21) at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex.

Toledo leads the best-of-three series, 1-0. The Traders need a win to force a deciding Game Three, tentatively scheduled for tomorrow at the Marcelo A. Barba Sports Complex in Toledo City.

gameface_one
05-23-2006, 09:52 AM
MVBA Visayas Division Finals: Toledo sweeps Mantawi
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 05/23/2006

The Cebu Landmaster-Toledo turned to its veteran crew at crunchtime to escape with a 66-63 win over the Mantawi Traders and advance to the Visayas Division finals of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference on Sunday the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex. Game today (MSU-IIT Gym, Iligan City) 5:30 pm Iligan Archangels vs. PacMan-GenSan

Toledo swept the best-of-three series, 2-0.

Pointguard Maui Huelar hit a triple to shatter a 61-61 deadlock with 37 seconds to play, 64-61.

Mantawi countered with a twisting layup by Kim Calo to close in by a point at the final 20-second mark, 63-64.

Carlos Sayon quickly drew a foul from Joseph Guangco, splitting his free throws for a 65-63 count.

In the key moment of the game, Randy Sevilla bungled a running shot with Leo Bat-og collaring the defensive rebound plus a hard foul from Sevilla with four ticks remaining.

Bat-og calmly split his free throws for the final tally as the Traders failed to put up a shot in their final play.

Sayon topped Toledo with 15 points followed by Huelar with 13. Calo paced Mantawi with 19 markers followed by Sevilla and Doroteo Almacin with 10 each.

The intense and emotional contest saw both teams battle through eight deadlocks and seven lead changes.

Cebu Landmaster of realtor Joe Soberano and coach Jun Tan will now face the undefeated M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers of Michel Lhuillier and coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba in a best-of-three series for the Visayas Division crown in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

The Jewelers defeated the Toyota-Iloilo Warriors in the semifinals also via two-game sweep.

Game 1 of the best-of-three Mindanao Division finals between the top seed Iligan Archangels of Mayor Lawrence Cruz and second seed PacMan-GenSan of boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will be played today at the MSU-IIT Gym starting at 5:30 pm.

The champions of both divisions will face off next month in a best-of-five series for the historic first ever MVBA championship.

The scores

Toledo (66) - Sayon 15, Huelar 13, Cainglet 9, Ursal 9, Bat-og 9, Mangubat 4, Paraiso 3, Laborte 2, Saladaga 2

Mantawi (63) - Calo 19, Almacin 10, Sevilla 10, Akad 7, Berame 5, Garcia 4, Lozano 4, Pepito 3, Ducay 1

Quarterscores:13-13, 29-34, 49-48, 66-63

AnthonyServinio
05-23-2006, 10:55 PM
PACMAN TAKES MINDANAO FINALS GAME ONE

VISAYAS DIVISION SEMIS
#1 M. Lhuillier-Cebu 0
#2 Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 0

MINDANAO DIVISION FINALS
#1 Iligan Archangels 0
#2 PacMan-GenSan 1

Game Friday (May 26) – General Santos City Gym:
5:30PM PacMan-GenSan vs. Iligan Archangels (Mindanao Finals, Game Two)

* * ILIGAN CITY – PacMan-GenSan showed that defense was better than offense as they rallied to beat host and top seed Iligan Archangels, 81-75, and take Game One of their best-of-three Mindanao Division Finals of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the MSU-IIT Gym Tuesday (May 23).

* * *Jaypee Locsin typified PacMan’s strong defense as he controlled the inside lane en route to 10 points in the final quarter that turned the game in favor of the team of boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and Coach Ramon Pido.* Locin’s final points came via a three-point play at 2:06 mark off the final foul of Marvin Tundag for a 73-69 tally.* Earlier, Locsin canned two free throws with 4:11 left and give PacMan the lead for good, 67-66, after trailing for most of the contest.

* * *Erickson Araman answered with a basket to threaten, 71-73, but center Weng Farochillen canned a triple followed by a lay-up by Apol Coronado off a faulty inbound by the Archangels to post a seven-point PacMan lead with 1:07 to play, 78-71.* That was all PacMan needed, coasting to the win to begin the Division Finals of the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

* * *Locsin finished with 20 points and six rebounds followed by Farochillen and Louie Medalla with 11 markers apiece.* Araman paced the Archangels of Mayor Lawrence Cruz with 19 points followed by Aries Gloria with 15.

* * *Game Two of the series is scheduled for Friday (May 26) with PacMan hoping to wrap it up in front of their home fans at the General Santos City Coliseum.* However, all Game One losers in the ongoing Mindanao Division playoffs have recovered to win the next two games and the series, a trend that the Archangels hope to continue.

* * *The winner of the Mindanao Division Finals will face the winner of the Visayas Division Finals for the MVBA championship.* M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu and Cebu Landmaster-Toledo will open the Visayas Division Finals on May 31 at the New Cebu City Coliseum.

How They Scored:

* * *PACMAN-GENSAN (81) – Locsin 20, Farochillen 11, Medalla 11, Coronado 10, Recustodio 9, Dennison 6, Sandoval 5, Jabagat 4, Tadena 3, Deligero 2.

* * *ILIGAN (75) – Araman 19, Gloria 15, Sereno 11, Tundag 11, Bognot 10, Baguio 6, Pening 3, Pendang 0, Cosingan 0.

* * *Period Scores: 16-20, 27-31, 54-55, 81-75.

AnthonyServinio
05-26-2006, 11:06 PM
PACMAN IS MINDANAO'S BEST

VISAYAS DIVISION FINALS
#1 M. Lhuillier-Cebu 0
#2 Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 0

MINDANAO DIVISION FINALS
#1 Iligan Archangels 0
#2 PacMan-GenSan 2 WINNER

Game Wednesday (May 31) – New Cebu City Coliseum:
5:30PM M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu vs. Cebu Landmaster-Toledo (Visayas Finals, Game 1)

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – PacMan-GenSan saved enough finishing kick for the final quarter to blast the visiting Iligan Archangels, 81-73, and annex the Mindanao Division Championship of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the General Santos City Gym Friday night (May 26). PacMan, owned by boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, swept the best-of-three series 2-0.

PacMan, coached by Ramon Pido, banked on a barrage of five triples by Weng Farochillen, Apol Coronado and Donald Tadena to romp away with the first period, 26-17. PacMan proceeded to take its biggest lead of the game, 31-19, on a basket by MIndanao Division Most Valuable Player Louie Medalla.

The top seeded Archangels slowly crept back into the contest behind the good plays of Erickson Araman and Aries Gloria. Michael Bangloy hit a triple that put Iligan at its closest, 63-65, with 9:40 left in the final period. PacMan would quickly counter with seven straight points, capped by a Medalla triple for a 72-63 tally. Medalla then completed his heroics with a no-look drop pass to Farochillen for an easy basket that restored PacMan's 10-point lead with 50 ticks left, 79-69.

Medalla, a varsity star at the University of Mindanao, led PacMan's surge with 17 points. Farochillen and Coronado followed with 13 points each and Game One hero Jaypee Locsin with 11. Edwardo Pening came off the bench to pace the Archangels with 16 followed by Gloria and Araman with 14.

PacMan stole Game One on the road at the MSU-IIT Gym, 81-75, last May 23. PacMan will now await the winner of the Visayas Division Finals between M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu and Cebu Landmaster-Toledo. That series will begin on May 31 at the New Cebu City Coliseum. Both Division champs will face off for the first ever MVBA Championship this June, made possible by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Gameface.ph, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

After the game, Team PacMan and Medalla received their trophies from MVBA Commissioner for Mindanao Willy Generalao and Technical Head Boy Niez. The MVBA Playoffs are televised over the Cebu Catholic Television Network (CCTN-47) and all its cable affiliates.

How They Scored:

PACMAN-GENSAN (81) – Medalla 17, Farochillen 13, Coronado 13, Locsin 11, Sandoval 8, Recustodio 7, Tadena 6, Dennison 4, Dagcutan 2, Cabanlit 0, Deligero 0, Jabagat 0.

ILIGAN (73) – Pening 16, Gloria 14, Araman 14, Tundag 8, Sereno 7, Bangloy 7, Bognot 5, Cosingan 2, Pendang 0.

Period Scores: 26-17, 42-36, 63-60, 81-73.

AnthonyServinio
05-31-2006, 11:01 PM
TOLEDO ENDS M. LHUILLIER'S STREAK

VISAYAS DIVISION FINALS
#1 M. Lhuillier-Cebu 0
#2 Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 1

MINDANAO DIVISION FINALS
#1 Iligan Archangels 0
#2 PacMan-GenSan 2 WINNER

Game Friday (June 2) – Balamban, Cebu:
5:30PM Cebu Landmaster-Toledo vs. M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu (Visayas Finals, Game 2)

* * *CEBU CITY – Cebu Landmaster-Toledo ended the 10-game winning run of the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers, 89-83, and more importantly take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three Visayas Division Finals of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the New Cebu City Coliseum Wednesday (May 31).

* * *The Toledo quintet of realtor Joe Soberano and Coach Jun Tan can wrap up the series today (June 2) as they host Game Two of the series in Balamban, Cebu.* Awaiting the Visayas Division winner is Mindanao Division champion PacMan-GenSan of boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, which is gearing up for the best-of-five MVBA Finals backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Gameface.ph, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.* M. Lhuillier of Michel Lhuillier and Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba will go all out to force a Game Three on Sunday (June 4) at the Cebu Coliseum.

* * *Guard Alex Cainglet scored on a jumper with 40 seconds left to smash an 83-83 tie.* In the ensuing play, M. Lhuillier’s Nino Ramirez drove down the baseline but his lay-up went nowhere with Carlos Sayon grabbing the defensive rebound and firing a pass to Maui Huelar who was immediately fouled by Mike Manigo.* Huelar made both charities to push Toledo further on top with 14 seconds to go, 87-83.

* * *Woodrow Enriquez then launched an errant triple with the loose ball going to Jayford Rodriguez, but Leo Bat-og came from the blind side to swat away Rodriguez’ attempt.* Sayon grabbed the ball plus a foul, making both free throws for the final count with three seconds to play, leaving the mostly pro-M. Lhuillier crowd shocked.

* * *The game proved to be one of the best played games in the tournament as both sides battled through 14 deadlocks and 12 lead changes.

* * *Cainglet scored five triples en route to 17 points to earn game MVP honors.* Sayon followed with 16.* Ronald Paraiso made 11 of his 15 points in the final two minutes of the second period to place Toledo ahead, 48-46.* Enrico Llanto topped M. Lhuillier with 22 points while Manigo added 12.

* * *The MVBA games may be seen over UHF channel Cebu Catholic Television Network (CCTN-47) and all its cable affiliates.* Check your local listings for time and availability.

How They Scored:

* * *TOLEDO (89) – Cainglet 17, Sayon 16, Paraiso 15, Bat-og 11, Saladaga 8, Huelar 7, Ursal 7, Mangubat 4, Laborte 4, Justiniani 0.

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (86) – Llanto 22, Manigo 12, Mepana 10, Ocanada 10, Rodriguez 10, Enriquez 8, Caputolan 5, Ramirez 4, Piodo 2, Tangarorang 0.

* * *Period Scores: 20-20, 48-46, 64-63, 89-83.

AnthonyServinio
06-03-2006, 11:18 AM
M. LHUILLIER EVENS SERIES

VISAYAS DIVISION FINALS
#1 M. Lhuillier-Cebu 1
#2 Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 1

MINDANAO DIVISION FINALS
#1 Iligan Archangels 0
#2 PacMan-GenSan 2 WINNER

Game Tomorrow (June 4) – New Cebu City Coliseum:
5:30PM M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu vs. Cebu Landmaster-Toledo (Visayas Finals, Game 3)

* * *BALAMBAN, CEBU – The deadly trio of Woodrow Enriquez, Jayford Rodriguez and Mike Manigo combined for all but three of the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers’ points in the second half as they defeated Cebu Landmaster-Toledo, 78-71, and level their best-of-three Visayas Division Finals of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at 1-1 Friday night (June 2) at the Mayor Experanza S. Binghay Memorial Cultural and Sports Complex.

* * *The Jewelers’ win sets the stage for tomorrow’s (June 4) titanic Game Three at the New Cebu City Coliseum with the winner advancing to the MVBA Finals against Mindanao Division champion PacMan-GenSan of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao starting June 6 at the Visayas Champion’s venue.* Expect both M. Lhuillier of Michel Lhuillier and Toledo of real estate developer Joe Soberano to go all out in a highly emotional contest characteristic of the games in the league backed by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Gameface.ph, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.* Toledo took Game One last May 31 at the Cebu Coliseum, 89-83.

* * *Holding a shaky one-point lead at halftime, 41-40, the Jewelers under Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba outscored Toledo in the third canto, 23-12, behind the 10 points of Enriquez, six from Rodriguez and five from Manigo to pull away entering the final 10 minutes, 64-52.

* * *Enriquez and Manigo continued to hold Toledo at bay with their timely hits in the final period.* With Toledo Coach Jun Tan constantly shuffling his men, a basket by Ian Saladaga followed by a triple by Luke Justiniani put Toledo at its closest, 68-75, with 1:33 to play, but Manigo and Enriquez stymied Toledo’s rally with three free throws down the stretch.

* * *Enriquez topped all scorers with 24 points followed by Rodriguez with 15 and Manigo with 12.* That’s a big improvement from Game One when the trio combined for only 30 points.* Ronald Paraiso paced Toledo with 16 followed by Carlos Sayon and Alex Cainglet with 11 markers each.

* * *The MVBA Playoffs may be seen over UHF channel Cebu Catholic Television Network (CCTN-47) and all its cable affiliates.* Please check local listings for time and availability.

How They Scored:

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (78) – Enriquez 24, Rodriguez 15, Manigo 12, Llanto 9, Caputolan 5, Piodo 5, Ramirez 3, Ocanada 2, Mepana 2, Aying 1, Tangarorang 0.

* * *TOLEDO (71) – Paraiso 16, Sayon 11, Cainglet 11, Bat-og 7, Saladaga 7, Justiniani 6, Mangubat 4, Ursal 4, Laborte 2, Gabas 2, Huelar 1, Malinao 0.

* * *Period Scores: 20-19, 41-40, 64-52, 78-71.

AnthonyServinio
06-05-2006, 11:27 AM
M. LHUILLIER IS VISAYAS' BEST

VISAYAS DIVISION FINALS
#1 M. Lhuillier-Cebu 2 WINNER
#2 Cebu Landmaster-Toledo 1

MINDANAO DIVISION FINALS
#1 Iligan Archangels 0
#2 PacMan-GenSan 2 WINNER

Game Tomorrow (June 6) – New Cebu City Coliseum:
6:00PM M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu vs. PacMan-GenSan (MVBA Finals, Game 1)

* * *CEBU CITY – The M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers unleashed their full arsenal and crushed Cebu Landmaster-Toledo, 81-58, Sunday (June 4) to claim the Visayas Division Championship of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference at the New Cebu City Coliseum.

* * *With the score tied for the last time at 29-29, center Alano Caputolan scored eight straight points to signal the Jewelers breakaway, 37-29.* M. Lhuillier of Michel Lhuillier and Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba led at the half, 42-36.* Woodrow Enriquez and Visayas Division Most Valuable Player Jayford Rodriguez then combined for 14 points to pad the Jewelers' lead after three periods, 65-49.* Finally, the Jewelers dropped a 13-2 bomb to begin the final period behind Mike Manigo and Ariel Mepana to erect their biggest lead of the contest, 78-51.

* * *M. Lhuillier completed its remarkable comeback to finish the best-of three series, 2-1.* Toledo of real estate developer Joe Soberano and Coach Jun Tan shocked the Jewelers in Game One last May 31 at the Cebu Coliseum, 89-86.* The Jewelers regrouped to take Game Two last June 2 in Balamban, Cebu, 78-71.

* * *Manigo led all scorers with 19 followed by big men Caputolan and Mepana with 12 apiece.* Carlos Sayon was the lone Toledo player in twin digits with 15.* Ronald Paraiso and Jojo Laborte were next with eight markers each.

* * *The Jewelers will have minimal time to savor the win as they buckle down to face Mindanao Division Champion PacMan-GenSan of boxing idol Manny Pacquiao tomorrow (June 6) in Game One of the best-of-five MVBA Finals at the Cebu Coliseum.* Game Two is set for Wednesday (June 7), also at the Cebu Coliseum.* The series shifts to General Santos City for Game Three on June 11 and if needed, Game Four on June 13.* Game Five is reserved for June 16 back in Cebu. PacMan, coached by Ramon Pido, will be powered by Mindanao Division MVP Louie Medalla with support from Apol Coronado, Donald Tadena, Weng Farochillen and Jaypee Locsin.

* * *The MVBA Finals may be viewed over UHF channel Cebu Catholic Television Network (CCTN-47) and all its cable affiliates.* The MVBA is made possible by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Gameface.ph, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

How They Scored:

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (81) – Manigo 19, Mepana 12, Caputolan 12, Rodriguez 11, Enriquez 8, Ramirez 8, Ocanada 5, Aying 4, Llanto 2, Piodo 0, Tangarorang 0.

* * *TOLEDO (58) – Sayon 15, Laborte 8, Paraiso 8, Saladaga 6, Cainglet 4, Justiniani 4, Mangubat 3, Bat-og 3, Villamor 3, Huelar 2, Ursal 2, Gabas 0, Malinao 0.

* * *Period Scores: 18-19, 42-36, 63-49, 81-58.

gameface_one
06-06-2006, 07:36 AM
M. Lhuillier collars MVBA-Visayas title
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 06/06/2006

Given the chance to live for another day, the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City Jewelers came back with vengeance and hacked out an 81-58 victory over the Cebu Landmaster-Toledo in the deciding Game 3 to win the Visayas Division title of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference last Sunday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Thus, the Jewelers earned the right to face off Mindanao Division titlist Pacman-Gensam of boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao in the best-of-five series for the first ever MVBA championship.

Game 1 is set at 6:00 pm today at the Cebu Coliseum in the league made possible by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring, Panasonic, Molten, and Sulpicio Lines.

"The boys were just determined to win the champions. They want to prove that they could still make things happen even if Stephen Padilla is no longer with the team," said an ecstatic M. Lhuillier coach and Cebu City Councilor Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba in a post-game interview.

Their pride hurt following their 83-89 loss in the series opener last May 31, the Jewelers were oozing with confidence and dominated Toledo in all aspects of the game in the rubbermatch.

With Alano Caputolan on the charge, the Jewelers turned an 18-19 deficit into a 42-36 lead at halftime.

That turned out to be the start of Toledo's nightmare.

With their shots clicking on all angles, the Jewelers turned the second half into an all-M. Lhuillier show.

After taking a 16-point lead at the end of the third period, 65-49, things just got even better for the Jewelers as they went on to virtually seal the crown with an unassailable 25-point edge, 76-51, entering the final six-minute mark of the contest.

Not so long, Toledo coach Jun Tan conceded defeat by fileding in his second stringers in the likes of Fritz Villamor, Manny Gabas and John Malinao, all his former wards while coaching with the USJ-R Jaguars.

Michael Manigo topped the Jewelers with 19 points, followed by Caputolan and Ariel Mepaña with 12 markers apiece. Jayford Rodriguez added 11 points.

Carlos Sayon had 15 points for Toledo.

Toledo's top gunners in Alex Cainglet, Ronald Paraiso, and Maui Huelar had ice-cold showing at the point they needed to deliver. Cainglet only had four points, Paraiso eight and Huelar two.

The scores

M. Lhuillier-Cebu (81) - Manigo 19, Mepaña 12, Caputolan 12, Rodriguez 11, Enriquez 8, Ramirez 8, Ocañada 5, Aying 4, Llanto 2

Cebu Landmaster-Toledo (58) - Sayon 15, Paraiso 8, Laborte 8, Saladaga 6, Justiniani 4, Cainglet 4, Bat-og 3, Mangubat 3, Villamor 3, Huelar 2, Ursal 2

Quarterscores: 18-19, 42-36, 65-49, 81-58

AnthonyServinio
06-06-2006, 11:03 PM
THE FINALS: M. LHUILLIER DRAWS FIRST BLOOD

THE MVBA FINALS
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 1
PacMan-GenSan 0

Game Tomorrow (June 7) – New Cebu City Coliseum:
6:00PM M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu vs. PacMan-GenSan (MVBA Finals, Game 2)

* * *CEBU CITY – Visayas Division champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers turned up the heat in the second half to thwart Mindanao Division champion PacMan-GenSan, 101-91, and take Game One of their best-of-five ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Finals Tuesday evening (June 6) at the New Cebu City Coliseum.

* * *PacMan of boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and Coach Ramon Pido raced to a 16-point advantage in the second period, 43-27, behind enforcer Jaypee Locsin and Mindanao Division Most Valuable Player Louie Medalla.* M. Lhuillier then leaned on a nine-point explosion from guard Nino Ramirez to close in by halftime, 47-53.

* * *With the momentum on their side, Woodrow Enriquez presided over M. Lhuillier's initial second half salvo, capped by a basket by Visayas Division MVP Jayford Rodriguez that gave them the lead for good with four minutes to go in the third canto, 65-64.* Mike Manigo then pushed the Jewelers further ahead entering the final quarter, 72-66.* The Jewelers out-scored PacMan in the pivotal third period, 25-13.

* * *Manigo continued his heroics by pumping in two triples as part of a 10-2 opening run that gave the Jewelers of Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba their biggest lead of the game, 82-70.* PacMan would threaten for the last time, 83-86, on a Locsin basket with 3:50 to play.* Manigo and Enriquez eventually scored 10 markers each in the final quarter to preserve the win, M. Lhuillier's highest scoring output thus far in the five-month tournament supported by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Gameface.ph, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

* * *Manigo led all scorers with 23 points followed by Enriquez and Rodriguez with 18 each. Ramirez added 14 markers.* Center Weng Farochillen topped PacMan with 18 points via six triples.* Locsin followed with 17 points, 11 coming in the first quarter.* Medalla and Noel Sandoval also finished in twin digits with 14 and 12 respectively.

* * *Game Two is set for tomorrow (June 7) still at the Cebu Coliseum.* The series shifts to General Santos for Game Three on June 11 (Sunday) and if needed Game Four on June 13.* June 16 (Friday) is reserved for the deciding Game Five back in M. Lhuillier's home turf.

How They Scored:

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (101) – Manigo 23, Enriquez 18, Rodriguez 18, Ramirez 14, Mepana 9, Llanto 7, Caputolan 4, Aying 3, Piodo 2, Tangarorang 2, Ocanada 0.

* * *PACMAN-GENSAN (91) – Farochillen 18, Locsin 17, Medalla 14, Sandoval 12, Coronado 9, Dennison 7, Tadena 6, Recustodio 5, Cabanlit 3, Jabagat 0, Deligero 0.

* * *Period Scores: 25-30, 47-53, 72-66, 101-91.

gameface_one
06-07-2006, 08:37 AM
MVBA Finals Game 2 today

The Freeman 06/07/2006

A new rivalry is shaping up in the Philippine basketball landscape. The multi-titled M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers and the neophyte PacMan-GenSan are locked in combat for hoops supremacy in Southern Philippines.

The budding rivalry enters a new level as both teams slug it out today in Game 2 of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference best-of-five finals at the Cebu Coliseum starting at 6:00 pm.

Game 1 was being completed as of this writing last night at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Jewelers have one at almost every level in tournaments held here and abroad. The trophy case of team owner Michel Lhuillier and head Coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba is overflowing with hardware culled from almost three decades of running the team.

Formed a couple of years ago, PacMan of boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has slowly been amassing a trophy collection of its own, winning many tournaments in Mindanao under the guidance of the youthful Coach Ramon Pido.

Ever since the MVBA was formed in late 2005, both M. Lhuillier and PacMan have monopolized all the prizes given out by the fledgling community-based league made possible by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Gameface.ph, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

PacMan took home the 1st MVBA Governor Gwen Garcia Cup last December 19 in Cebu City by shocking the Jewelers in the overtime finale, 91-88. That proved that PacMan's 86-80 triumph in the elimination round three days earlier was no fluke.

The Jewelers bounced back to annex the 1st MVBA Mayor Lawrence Cruz Cup in Iligan City last February 3 by whipping PacMan in the final day of the tourney, 79-69.

PacMan and M. Lhuillier disposed of the Iligan Archangels and Cebu Landmaster-Toledo, respectively, to cop their division championships.

Of course, whoever wins in the best-of-five series will be forever etched in history as the very first MVBA champion.

Game 3 will be in General Santos City on June 11 and if needed, Game 4 on June 13. June 16 is reserved for the possible winner-take-all Game 5 at the Cebu Coliseum.

AnthonyServinio
06-07-2006, 10:46 PM
THE FINALS: M. LHUILLIER NOW UP 2-0

THE MVBA FINALS
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 2
PacMan-GenSan 0

Game Sunday (June 11) – General Santos City Gym:
6:00PM PacMan-GenSan vs. M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu (MVBA Finals, Game 3)

* * *CEBU CITY – The Visayas Division champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers took an imposing 2-0 lead in their best-of-five ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Finals after disposing of Mindanao Division champion PacMan-GenSan, 92-81, in Game Two Wednesday evening (June 7) at the New Cebu City Coliseum.

* * *Unlike in Game One last June 6 were the Jewelers had to climb back in the second half to salvage the 101-91 win, this time the charges of Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba and team owner Michel Lhuillier settled the matter early.* M. Lhuillier led all the way, with PacMan managing to tie the game only once at 2-2.

* * *Mike Manigo and Woodrow Enriquez combined for 21 points as M. Lhuillier took the first canto, 28-19.* Visayas Division Most Valuable Player Jayford Rodriguez then came off the bench to scatter 15 markers in the second period including a triple that gave M. Lhuillier their biggest lead of the game of 19 points, 47-28.

* * *It was smooth sailing from there as Rodriguez and Danny Aying knocked in a combined six triples in the second half, followed by timely baskets down the stretch by forward Enrico Llanto and five free throws by Enriquez to prevent PacMan from closing the gap any further.

* * *Rodriguez nailed seven triples en route to a game-high 27 points.* Manigo followed with 22 while the 5'9” Enriquez had 19 points and 10 rebounds.* Jethro Recustodio had an MVBA career-high 20 points while Apol Coronado added 18 points.* Mindanao Division MVP Louie Medalla tallied 10 markers.* Overall, both teams combined for an incredible 24 three-pointers, 13 for M. Lhuillier and 11 for PacMan.

* * *PacMan, owned by world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and coached by Ramon Pido, now faces the tough task of sweeping the remaining three games of the series made possible by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Gameface.ph, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.* M. Lhuillier now has three chances to end the series which shifts to PacMan's home turf General Santos City for Game Three on June 11 and if needed Game Four on June 12.* The deciding Game Five is reserved for June 16 back in Cebu.

* * *The MVBA Finals are televised over UHF channel Cebu Catholic Television Network (CCTN-47) and all its cable affiliates.

How They Scored:

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (92) – Rodriguez 27, Manigo 22, Enriquez 19, Aying 6, Llanto 6, Caputolan 5, Ocanada 4, Piodo 2, Tangarorang 1, Ramirez 0.

* * *PACMAN-GENSAN (81) – Recustodio 20, Coronado 18, Medalla 10, Locsin 9, Tadena 7, Farochillen 6, Jabagat 4, Sandoval 3, Cabanlit 2, Dennison 2, Deligero 0.

* * *Period Scores: 28-19, 52-37, 71-59, 92-81.

gameface_one
06-08-2006, 07:33 AM
M. Lhuillier floors Pacman in opener
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 06/08/2006

Visayas Division champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers turned up the heat in the second half to thwart Mindanao Division champion PacMan-GenSan, 101-91, and take a 1-0 upstart in their best-of-five ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Finals on Tuesday at the Cebu Coliseum.

PacMan of boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and Coach Ramon Pido raced to a 16-point advantage in the second period, 43-27, behind enforcer Jaypee Locsin and Mindanao Division Most Valuable Player Louie Medalla.

M. Lhuillier then leaned on a nine-point explosion from guard Niño Ramirez to close in by halftime, 47-53.

With the momentum on their side, Woodrow Enriquez presided over M. Lhuillier's initial second half salvo, capped by a basket by Visayas Division MVP Jayford Rodriguez that gave them the lead for good with four minutes to go in the third canto, 65-64.

Mike Manigo then pushed the Jewelers further ahead entering the final quarter, 72-66. The Jewelers outscored PacMan in the pivotal third period, 25-13.

Manigo continued his heroics by pumping in two triples as part of a 10-2 opening run that gave the Jewelers of Coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba their biggest lead of the game, 82-70.

PacMan would threaten for the last time, 83-86, on a Locsin basket with 3:50 to play.

Manigo and Enriquez eventually scored 10 markers each in the final quarter to preserve the win, M. Lhuillier's highest scoring output thus far in the five-month tournament supported by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Gameface.ph, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

Manigo led all scorers with 23 points followed by Enriquez and Rodriguez with 18 each. Ramirez added 14 markers.

Center Weng Farochillen topped PacMan with 18 points via six triples. Locsin followed with 17 points, 11 coming in the first quarter. Medalla and Noel Sandoval also finished in twin digits with 14 and 12, respectively.

Both teams were locked in battle as of this writing last night in Game 2 still at the Cebu Coliseum.

The series shifts to General Santos for Game 3 on June 11 (Sunday) and if needed Game 4 on June 13. June 16 is reserved for the deciding Game 5 back in M. Lhuillier's home turf.

The scores

M. Lhuillier-Cebu (101) - Manigo 23, Enriquez 18, Rodriguez 18, Ramirez 14, Mepana 9, Llanto 7, Caputolan 4, Aying 3, Piodo 2, Tangarorang 2

Pacman-Gensan (91) - Farochillen 18, Locsin 17, Medalla 14, Sandoval 12, Coronado 9, Dennison 7, Tadena 6, Recustodio 5, Cabanlit 3

Quarterscores: 25-30, 47-53, 72-66, 101-91

gameface_one
06-09-2006, 07:10 AM
M. Lhuillier 1 win away from sweep
mb.com.ph




Game Sunday (General Santos City Gym) 6 p.m. — PacMan-GenSan vs M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu


CEBU CITY - The M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers took an imposing 2-0 lead in their best-of-five ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Finals after disposing of PacMan-GenSan, 92-81, in Game Two Wednesday evening at the New Cebu City Coliseum.

Unlike in Game One last June 6 when the Jewelers had to climb back in the second half to salvage a 101-91 win, the charges of Coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba and team owner Michel Lhuillier settled the matter early, leading all the way after breaking away a 2-2 deadlock.

Mike Manigo and Woodrow Enriquez combined for 21 points as M. Lhuillier took an early 28-19 lead.

Visayas Division Most Valuable Player Jayford Rodriguez then came off the bench to scatter 15 markers in the second period to send the Jewelers pulling away, 47-28.

It was smooth sailing from there as Rodriguez and Danny Aying knocked in a combined six triples in the second half, complemented by timely baskets down the stretch by forward Enrico Llanto and five free throws by Enriquez to prevent PacMan from closing the gap any further.

Rodriguez nailed seven triples en route to a game-high 27 points. Manigo followed with 22 while the 5’9" Enriquez added 19 points and 10 rebounds.

The scores:

M. LHUILLIER-CEBU 92 — Rodriguez 27, Manigo 22, Enriquez 19, Aying 6, Llanto 6, Caputolan 5, Ocanada 4, Piodo 2, Tangarorang 1, Ramirez 0.

PACMAN-GENSAN 81 — Recustodio 20, Coronado 18, Medalla 10, Locsin 9, Tadena 7, Farochillen 6, Jabagat 4, Sandoval 3, Cabanlit 2, Dennison 2, Deligero 0.

Quarters: 28-19, 52-37, 71-59, 92-81.

gameface_one
06-10-2006, 09:17 AM
M. Lhuillier floors Pacman in opener
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 06/08/2006

Visayas Division champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers turned up the heat in the second half to thwart Mindanao Division champion PacMan-GenSan, 101-91, and take a 1-0 upstart in their best-of-five ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Finals on Tuesday at the Cebu Coliseum.

PacMan of boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and Coach Ramon Pido raced to a 16-point advantage in the second period, 43-27, behind enforcer Jaypee Locsin and Mindanao Division Most Valuable Player Louie Medalla.

M. Lhuillier then leaned on a nine-point explosion from guard Niño Ramirez to close in by halftime, 47-53.

With the momentum on their side, Woodrow Enriquez presided over M. Lhuillier's initial second half salvo, capped by a basket by Visayas Division MVP Jayford Rodriguez that gave them the lead for good with four minutes to go in the third canto, 65-64.

Mike Manigo then pushed the Jewelers further ahead entering the final quarter, 72-66. The Jewelers outscored PacMan in the pivotal third period, 25-13.

Manigo continued his heroics by pumping in two triples as part of a 10-2 opening run that gave the Jewelers of Coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba their biggest lead of the game, 82-70.

PacMan would threaten for the last time, 83-86, on a Locsin basket with 3:50 to play.

Manigo and Enriquez eventually scored 10 markers each in the final quarter to preserve the win, M. Lhuillier's highest scoring output thus far in the five-month tournament supported by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Gameface.ph, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

Manigo led all scorers with 23 points followed by Enriquez and Rodriguez with 18 each. Ramirez added 14 markers.

Center Weng Farochillen topped PacMan with 18 points via six triples. Locsin followed with 17 points, 11 coming in the first quarter. Medalla and Noel Sandoval also finished in twin digits with 14 and 12, respectively.

Both teams were locked in battle as of this writing last night in Game 2 still at the Cebu Coliseum.

The series shifts to General Santos for Game 3 on June 11 (Sunday) and if needed Game 4 on June 13. June 16 is reserved for the deciding Game 5 back in M. Lhuillier's home turf.

The scores

M. Lhuillier-Cebu (101) - Manigo 23, Enriquez 18, Rodriguez 18, Ramirez 14, Mepana 9, Llanto 7, Caputolan 4, Aying 3, Piodo 2, Tangarorang 2

Pacman-Gensan (91) - Farochillen 18, Locsin 17, Medalla 14, Sandoval 12, Coronado 9, Dennison 7, Tadena 6, Recustodio 5, Cabanlit 3

Quarterscores: 25-30, 47-53, 72-66, 101-91

gameface_one
06-11-2006, 07:59 AM
PacMan faces odds vs Lhuillier in MVBA

The Philippine Star 06/11/2006

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — With their backs against the wall, Mindanao Division champion PacMan-GenSan of boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao begins its tough task of sweeping its remaining three games while Visayas Division champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers will try to wrap up the best-of-five finale of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference today at the General Santos City Gym. Game time is at 6 p.m.

The Jewelers won the first two games of the series at the Cebu Coliseum in convincing fashion for a commanding 2-0 lead

The series is supported by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Gameface.ph, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.

Game One last June 6 ended at 101-91 while Game Two the next day saw a 92-81 tally.

The defensive-minded PacMan squad hopes the familiar confines of their home venue will work wonders for their cause as they try to stop the deadly trio of Visayas Division MVP Jayford Rodriguez and veteran Mike Manigo, who both average 22.5 points in the series, and guard Woodrow Enriquez (18.5 ppg).

Meanwhile, PacMan coach Ramon Pido hopes to draw more consistent play from his reliable players led by Mindanao Division MVP Louie Medalla (12.0 ppg), swingmen Apol Coronado (13.5 ppg) and Jethro Recustodio (12.5) and big men Weng Farochillen (12.0 ppg) and Jaypee Locsin (13.0).

Should PacMan win today, Game Four will be tomorrow still at the General Santos City Gym. If needed, June 16 is reserved for the winner-take-all Game Five back at the Cebu Coliseum.

The MVBA finals are televised over UHF channel Cebu Catholic Television Network (CCTN-47) and all its cable affiliates nationwide.

gameface_one
06-11-2006, 08:04 AM
Sunday, June 11, 2006
PacMan plays to stay alive v. Jewelers today
sunstar.com.ph



GENERAL SANTOS CITY – With their backs against the wall, Mindanao Division champion PacMan-GenSan of boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao begins today its tough task of sweeping the remaining three games of the best-of-five championship series in the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association First Conference at the General Santos City Gym at 6 p.m.

This as Visayas Division champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers will try to wrap up the series today after winning the first two games at the Cebu Coliseum in convincing fashion. Game 1 last June 6 ended at 101-91, while Game 2 the next day saw a 92-81 tally.

The defensive-minded PacMan squad hopes the familiar confines of their home venue will work wonders for their cause as they try to stop the deadly trio of Visayas Division MVP Jayford Rodriguez and veteran Mike Manigo, who are both averaging 22.5 points in the series, and guard Woodrow Enriquez, who is chipping in 18.5.

PacMan coach Ramon Pido hopes to draw more consistent play from his reliable players led by Mindanao Division MVP Louie Medalla (12 points per game), swingmen Apol Coronado (13.5) and Jethro Recustodio (12.5) and big men Weng Farochillen (12) and Jaypee Locsin (13).

Should PacMan win today, Game 4 will be tomorrow still at the General Santos City Gym. If needed, June 16 is reserved for the winner-take-all Game 5 back at the Cebu Coliseum.

The MVBA Finals, supported by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature’s Spring Drinking Water, Gameface.ph, Panasonic, Molten and Sulpicio Lines, are televised over UHF channel Cebu Catholic Television Network-47 and all its cable affiliates nationwide.

AnthonyServinio
06-11-2006, 11:22 PM
THE FINALS: HAIL M. LHUILLIER THE CHAMPIONS

THE MVBA FINALS
M. Lhuillier-Cebu 3 WINNER
PacMan-GenSan 0

* * *GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers displayed awesome form to put away PacMan-GenSan, 93-80, and etch their place in history as the very first champions of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference Sunday (June 11) at the packed and noisy General Santos City Gym.* The Jewelers ended the best-of-five series, 3-0.

* * *Needing to sweep the remaining games of the series, PacMan held a precarious 68-65 lead early in the final period until the Jewelers detonated a 20-4 bomb behind the guard tandem of Mike Manigo and Finals Most Valuable Player Woodrow Enriquez that gave them the lead for good, 85-72, with 3:06 to play.* Overall, Enriquez and Manigo combined for 22 points in the final canto that saw the Jewelers outscore PacMan, 30-17.

* * * It was a sorry loss for PacMan of boxing idol Manny Pacquiao and Coach Ramon Pido, after they controlled the first half, 48-37, behind the exploits of Jaypee Locsin, Louie Medalla, Donald Tadena and Apol Coronado.* Unfortunately all, save for Locsin, went scoreless in crucial fourth quarter.

* * *The Jewelers made their move in the third period thanks to a 13-2 run sparked by a triple by team captain Danny Aying and capped by another Aying triple that gave the Jewelers their first taste of the lead since the opening plays of the game when they led 4-2.

* * *Enriquez, son of former PBA player and M. Lhuillier assistant coach Alfredo Enriquez, exploded for a series-high 28 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter.* Manigo followed with 16 while three other Jewelers knocked in twin figures in Aying with 13 and Jayford Rodriguez and Aldrin Ocanada with 11 each.* Locsin, Coronado and Weng Farochillen paced PacMan with 15 markers each.* Tadena added 11.

* * “I want to thank our team owner Michel Lhuillier for believing in the concept of this league,” said winning Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba, immediately after being given the traditional victory ride by his players.* “I hope more local governments in partnership with the private sector will join the next MVBA conference in September.”

* * *M. Lhuillier simply overpowered their opponents, taking Games One (101-91) and Two (92-81) last week at the New Cebu City Coliseum.* Overall, the Jewelers lost only once in the four-month tournament – an 83-89 decision in Game One of the best-of-three Visayas Division Finals against Cebu Landmaster-Toledo last May 31.

* * *The MVBA Finals and other games from the just-concluded conference may be seen over UHF channel Cebu Catholic Television Network (CCTN-47) and all its cable affiliates.* The MVBA ML Kwarta Padala First Conference was made possible by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Gameface.ph, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

How They Scored:

* * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (93) – Enriquez 28, Manigo 16, Aying 13, Rodriguez 11, Ocanada 11, Llanto 7, Ramirez 5, Piodo 2, Tangarorang 0, Caputolan 0.

* * *PACMAN-GENSAN (80) – Farochillen 15, Locsin 15, Coronado 15, Tadena 11, Medalla 7, Dennison 5, Sandoval 4, Jabagat 4, Cabanlit 2, Recustodio 2

* * *Period Scores: 15-23, 37-48, 63-63, 93-80.

gameface_one
06-13-2006, 08:03 AM
Jewelers capture MVBA crown via sweep of GenSan

First posted 05:16am (Mla time) June 13, 2006
Inquirer



Editor's Note: Published on page A22 of the June 13, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer


GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers displayed awesome form to put away PacMan-GenSan, 93-80, on Sunday and become the very first champions of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao-Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) tournament at the packed and noisy General Santos City gym.

A 20-4 run midway in the final quarter turned a 65-68 deficit into an 85-72 lead and the Jewelers never looked back after that for a 3-0 sweep of PacMan-GenSan.

The guard tandem of Mike Manigo and Finals Most Valuable Player Woodrow Enriquez presided upon that run and eventually combined for 22 fourth quarter points. The Jewelers outscored PacMan, 31-17, in the final canto.

It was a sorry loss for the team of boxing idol Manny Pacquiao and coach Ramon Pido, after the PacMans controlled the first half, 48-37, behind the exploits of Jaypee Locsin, Louie Medalla, Donald Tadena and Apol Coronado.

The Jewelers made their move in the third period thanks to a 13-2 run sparked and capped by skipper Danny Aying’s triples that gave the Jewelers their first taste of the lead since 4-2.

Enriquez, son of former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player and M. Lhuillier assistant coach Alfredo Enriquez, exploded for a series-high 28 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter.

Manigo chipped in with 16 while three other Jewelers knocked in twin figures with Aying shooting 13 and Jayford Rodriguez and Aldrin Ocanada finishing with 11 each.

Locsin, Coronado and Weng Farochillen paced PacMan with 15 markers each. Tadena added 11.

“I want to thank our team owner Michel Lhuillier for believing in the concept of this league,” said winning coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba, immediately after being given the traditional victory ride by his players. “I hope more local governments in partnership with the private sector will join the next MVBA conference in September.”

M. Lhuillier simply overpowered their opponents, taking Game 1 (101-91) and 2 (92-81) last week at the New Cebu City Coliseum. Overall, the Jewelers lost only once in the four-month tournament -- an 83-89 decision in Game One of the best-of-three Visayas Division Finals against Cebu Landmaster-Toledo last May 31.

The Scores:
M. LHUILLIER-CEBU 93 -- Enriquez 28, Manigo 16, Aying 13, Rodriguez 11, Ocanada 11, Llanto 7, Ramirez 5, Piodo 2, Tangarorang 0, Caputolan 0.

PACMAN-GENSAN 80 -- Farochillen 15, Locsin 15, Coronado 15, Tadena 11, Medalla 7, Dennison 5, Sandoval 4, Jabagat 4, Cabanlit 2, Recustodio 2

Quarters: 15-23, 37-48, 63-63, 93-80.

gameface_one
06-13-2006, 08:04 AM
M. Lhuillier-Cebu sweeps PacMan for MVBA crown
mb.com.ph




GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers displayed awesome form to put away PacMan-GenSan, 93-80, and etch a place in history as the first champion of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference last Sunday at the General Santos City Gym here.


Needing to sweep the remaining games of the best-of-five series to steal the title, PacMan took a 68-65 lead early in the final period but the Jewelers detonated a 20-4 bomb behind the guard tandem of Mike Manigo and Finals Most Valuable Player Woodrow Enriquez for an 85-72 lead, three minutes and six seconds to go.

Enriquez and Manigo combined for 22 points in the final canto that saw the Jewelers outscore PacMan, 30-17.

It was a sorry loss for PacMan of boxing idol Manny Pacquiao and Coach Ramon Pido, after they controlled the first half, 48-37, behind the exploits of Jaypee Locsin, Louie Medalla, Donald Tadena and Apol Coronado.

But the Jewelers made their move in the third period, exploding a 13-2 bomb sparked by a triple by team captain Danny Aying and capped by another Aying triple that started the Pacman downfall.

Enriquez, son of former PBA player and M. Lhuillier assistant coach Alfredo Enriquez, exploded for a series-high 28 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter.

Manigo followed with 16 while three other Jewelers knocked in twin figures in Aying with 13 and Jayford Rodriguez and Aldrin Ocanada with 11 each.

Locsin, Coronado and Weng Farochillen paced PacMan with 15 markers each. Tadena added 11.

"I want to thank our team owner Michel Lhuillier for believing in the concept of this league," said winning Coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba immediately after being given the traditional victory ride by his players. "I hope more local governments in partnership with the private sector will join the next MVBA conference in September."

The MVBA Finals and other games from the just-concluded conference may be seen over UHF channel Cebu Catholic Television Network (CCTN-47) and all its cable affiliates.

gameface_one
06-13-2006, 08:05 AM
M. Lhuillier sweeps Pacman-Gen San
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 06/13/2006

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Displeased with their lackluster performance in the first two quarters, M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu head coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba ordered his players to stripped off their uniforms during their halftime huddle, leaving them shivering for almost 10 minutes at their airconditioned dugout.

"They played without heart and effort in the first half that is why I ordered my players to strip off their uniforms during our halftime huddle. I told them if they continue to play with that kind of game, then they must not wear the M. Lhuillier uniform as well," Alcoseba said in a postgame interview.

"I challenged them that if you wan't to put up a good show, then pick up your uniforms and let's play," he added.

It turned out to be a decisive wake up call for Alcoseba's stalwarts.

The M. Lhuillier Jewelers banked on a scintillating second half assault to sweep Pacman-Gensan in their best-of-five finals series with a 93-80 victory in Game 3 and each their place in history as the very first champions of the ML Kwarta Padala Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) First Conference last Sunday at the city gym here.

The Jewelers plunged into deep slumber in offense and defense in the first half, allowing Pacman of boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao to take a 48-37 lead at the turn, behind the exploits of Jaypee Locsin, Louie Medalla, Dondon Tadena, and Apol Coronado.

Curiously, all of them except Locsin went scoreless in the crucial fourth quarter.

After being lectured by Alcoseba, the Cebu Jewelers rose to life thanks to a 15-2 run fueled by a triple by team captain Danny Aying. The steady-shooting forward sank another 3-pointer in that tide-turning rally capped by Niño Ramirez's three-point that handed M. Lhuillier a 57-52 lead.

Needing to sweep the remaining games of the series,PacMan held a precarious 68-65 lead early in the final period until the Jewelers detonated a 20-4 bomb behind the guard tandem of Mike Manigo and Finals MVP Woodrow Enriquez that gave them the lead for good, 85-72, with 3:06 left to play.

Overall, Enriquez and Manigo combined for 22 points in the final canto that saw the Jewelers outscore PacMan, 30-17.

Enriquez, son of former PBA player and M. Lhuillier assistant coach Alfredo Enriquez, exploded for a series-high 28 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter.

Manigo followed with 16 while three other Jewelers knocked in twin figures in Aying with 13 and regular season MVP Jayford Rodriguez and Aldrin Ocañada with 11 apiece.

Locsin, Coronado and Weng Farochillen paced PacMan with 15 markers each.

Tadena added 11.

"I want to thank our team owner Michel Lhuillier for believing in the concept of this league," said Alcoseba moments after being given the traditional victory ride by his players. "I hope more local governments in partnership with the private sector will join the next MVBA conference in September."

M. Lhuillier simply overpowered Pacman-Gensan, taking Games 1 (101-91) and 2 (92-81) last week at the Cebu Coliseum. Overall, the Jewelers lost only once in the four-month tournament - an 83-89 decision in Game One of the best-of-three Visayas Division Finals against Cebu Landmaster-Toledo last May 31.

The MVBA Finals and other games from the just-concluded conference may be seen over UHF channel Cebu Catholic Television Network (CCTN-47) and all its cable affiliates.

The MVBA ML Kwarta Padala First Conference was made possible by ML Kwarta Padala, Cokaliong Shipping Lines, Nature's Spring Drinking Water, Gameface.ph, Molten, Panasonic and Sulpicio Lines.

The scores

M. Lhuillier-Cebu (93) - Enriquez 28, Manigo 16, Aying 13, Rodriguez 11, Ocañada 11, Llanto 7, Ramirez 5, Piodo 2

Pacman-Gensan (80) - Farochillen 15, Locsin 15, Coronado 15, Tadena 11, Medalla 7, Dennison 5, Sandoval 4, Jabagat 4, Cabanlit 2, Recustodio 2

Quarterscores:15-23, 37-48, 63-63, 93-80

AnthonyServinio
06-13-2006, 04:50 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS
M. LHUILLIER KWARTA PADALA-CEBU JEWELERS
Champions
Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association
ML Kwarta Padala First Conference 2006


MICHAEL MANIGO * WOODROW ENRIQUEZ (Finals MVP) * STEPHEN PADILLA
MARLON PIODO * JAYFORD RODRIGUEZ (Visayas MVP) * VERNINI TANGARORANG
ARIEL MEPANA * NINO RAMIREZ * DANILO AYING
ALDRIN OCANADA * ALANO CAPUTOLAN * ENRICO JOHN LLANTO

HEAD COACH RAUL "YAYOY" ALCOSEBA

COACH ALFREDO ENRIQUEZ * COACH LAWRENCE MERCED * COACH JESUS RAMIREZ
COACH LOU REGIDOR * COACH MICHAEL REYES * COACH RAMON ALCOSEBA

TEAM OWNER MICHEL LHUILLIER