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gameface_one
03-29-2006, 11:33 AM
10-Under cagefest
meeting set today
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN


Coaches and team representatives will have their final meeting on the staging of the 2nd Basketball Unified Sports Group-Panasonic 10-Under basketball tournament that will kick off on April 1 at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

The meeting will be held to finalize the number of teams that will compete in the tournament that was ruled by the Gerome Aledron-mentored BTTHS squad last year.

Teams that have already confirmed their entry are defending champion BTTHS, St. John's Institute-A and B, University of St. La Salle-A and B, and St. Rose of Lima School.

Also seeing action in the tournament are Trinity Christian School, Jack and Jill School, St. Scholastica's Academy, Mansilingan Christian Academy and Victorias Ctiy-based Don Bosco Technical Institute.

SJI-B and USLS-B will not be able to qualify for the semifinal round even if they will end up with better standings than the other squads because they will only be considered as guest teams, BUS Group adviser Rogelio "Bing" Soyao said. BUS Group is also planning to stage 14 and 17-Under tournaments after the 10-Under hostilities, he said. *CIT

gameface_one
03-31-2006, 09:57 AM
AC Sports drubs Morales Artshoppe in CABA
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 03/30/2006

AC Sports improved its overall standing after slapping Morales Artshoppe, 77-68, in the elimination round of the Cebu Athletics Basketball Association (CABA) First Conference Basketball League at the San Nicolas Sports Complex.

AC Sports of Archie Baba dominated the entire action that saw six of its wards ending in double digits, led by Jun Colleflores with 17 points.

Earlier, Dikie General Merchandize finally got into the winner's column after beating another winless squad, CABA Red.

The Merchandizers erected a 13-point lead at the half, 42-29.

CABA Red fought back, but their efforts were not enough to stop the Merchandizers with Jun Ando and Bernie Azurin leading the latter in the final canto to secure the victory.

The scores

First game

DIKIE(78) - Allison 11, Azurin 10, Ando 10, Candionco 8, Macarat 7, Pip 6, Cabiente 6, Surmion 6, Sepe 6, Cabarrubias 5, Retiza 3.

CABA(70) - Piloton 18, Nacar 15, Pitogo 15, Obra 12, Banilad 6, Elizondo 4, Fernandez 2, Torreon 2, Torrejas 2

Second game

AC SPORTS(77) - Colleflores 17, Armamento 11, Arceo 11, Ocampo 11, Bongo 10, Yap 10, Martinito 3, Bukiron 2, Baba 2.

MORALES(68) - Ararao 14, Acejo 14, Donio 13, Bughao 11, Pielago 6, Bondoc 5, Alejandrino 3, Dela Victoria

gameface_one
04-02-2006, 05:12 PM
Completing Cebu Basketball
BLEACHER TALK
The Freeman 04/02/2006

What's happening to Cebu Basketball? I'm not sure if you noticed, but the face of local basketball has evolved over the years from being a Cebu-centered venue of games to a wider network reaching out to the Visayas and Mindanao.

That's bad news for followers of local basketball as this has come at a price. Gone today is the local commercial league that used to dominate the scene and that became the breeding ground for Cebu's top players before moving on to the big time. I guess it's a natural phenomenon that we'll have to accept as part of the development of the sport in the south. It looks like the local fans wanted more than just local ball. The spice that was needed to make the games more attractive was regional competition. Thanks to the MBA, fans had a glimpse of how exciting regional wars was, and now we're back to a scaled-down version of these battles.

But while the move to go regional had been the "in" thing and was now being accepted, now comes a sign of mixed signals of good news-bad news, Cebu's representation in the National Basketball Conference (NBC) was reduced from two teams in 2005 to zero in 2006. Gone are Tribu Sugbu and Mandaue. It has been reported that Tribu Sugbu is only taking a "break" and will be back by mid-year. I hope this is true.

If it's any consolation, Cebu has three teams playing in the brand new Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA), the latest regional league in town. Cebu, Mandaue and Toledo are among the pioneering teams of the MVBA's Visayas group aside from Bacolod and Iloilo. But one might as well count these as two ballclubs since Cebu and Mandaue are being bankrolled by one person.

But as a follower of local ball, I can't help but cite the fact that for the second straight summer, local commercial league ball will not be played in lieu of the defunct CBF, CBL, MICAA and previous commercial leagues that were once so popular. This absence actually stretches back to last year when the Cebu Basketball Federation (CBF) called a halt to their games.

In the end, instead of a year-round calendar of top-level basketball being played, Cebu is now down to just the CESAFI as the only "big" local league of Cebu with a regular sked of its own. Gone are the days when we looked forward to a summer tournament of the local commercial league. This was followed by the collegiate league in July that ended in October. The commercial league would come back in November with a short tournament or a Christmas Cup in December. January was always reserved for a Sinulog tournament and/or a start of a regular conference tournament of a commercial league. All these are now gone, save for the collegiate basketball scene. We're now down to the games of the CESAFI and the MVBA for now.

Some people will say that Cebu's being part of a regional league like the MVBA and the NBC is a good sign of our status as the hotbed of the sport south of Manila. While this is true, the bad news is that these shouldn't have taken away the local commercial league that served as both a source of players and breeding ground for top collegiate prospects. Let's face it. Most of the players of an MVBA or NBC team are ex-pros and veterans. Only a handful of collegiate players are good enough to play for these regional teams.

The others aren't good enough (yet) to make that big step into the semi-pro leagues. They still lack the exposure to pressure and competitive basketball. Unfortunately for them, they have only the CESAFI to rely on for this much-needed exposure. Their other exposure will come in the form of those short-term tournaments that are held at fiestas and other local celebrations where the collegiate players are like "imports." By limiting the exposure of these college players, there is a possibility that their development as players will be hindered. They need another venue outside the CESAFI to sharpen their skills.

I'd like to believe that out of all these, a new local commercial league will arise, composed of Cebu-based collegiate players who aren't playing for any teams in the MVBA and NBC. While this may not be as glamorous as the CBF or other local leagues of the past, the market is still there for the taking. The mere fact that other more minor leagues have survived is an indication that this league can stand up on its own as long as appropriate management measures are taken.

We now have the opportunity to complete the total Cebu basketball scene to cover all bases. We can go regional. We can play local collegiate ball. And we can also play local commercial ball again. * * *

gameface_one
04-04-2006, 08:51 AM
Garfield edges I-Cooler in clash of unbeaten squads

The Freeman 04/04/2006

Garfield Five cruised to its third straight win after edging I-Cooler Marketing, 76-74, in a showdown of undefeated teams last Friday night in the elimination round of the 2006-Cebu Athletics Basketball Association (CABA) First Conference Basketball League at the San Nicolas Sports Complex.

Garfield dominated over I-Cooler in the first two periods and even erected a huge lead in the opening period, 26 -13, with an early assault sparked by the high-leaping Danny Estrera, who unloaded 12 of his 24 points.

He went on to explode in the second quarter as they protected their double-digit advantage, 42-32, at halftime.

The game became intense in the second half as I-Cooler squad caught fire with Gory Sanchez providing the leadership as he teamed-up with the troika of Jun Villar, Jebrel Calma and Lito Dice to erase the deficit and tie the score at 56-all at the end of the third quarter.

The see-saw battle went down in the final canto with five deadlocks, but Junnie Cambonga grabbed the momentum for Garfield upon nailing a crucial undergoal shot for the last deadlock at 74-all with 19 ticks of the regulation.

I-Cooler got a costly turnover with an interception by former commercial stand-out, Reggie Licanda for a heroic fast driving lay-up in the dying seconds that sealed the cardiac finish, 76-74.

Danny Estrera spearheaded Garfield with 24 points, which also drew support from Reggie Licanda and Edzel Zapanta with double figures each.

In the other game of the double header, LDC Warriors (2-2) routed FERI McMill, 82-68. Oliver Navarro scored 18 points to power up the Warriors, which also drew 14 markers apiece from Jun Pahamutang and Mark Villacorta.

Dennis Santillan and Erik Viajedor scored 20 and 17, respectively, to lead FERI McMill (1-2), while Noel Celestial added 15 points, but for a losing cause. - Marigold Libumfacil, Correspondent

gameface_one
04-04-2006, 09:06 AM
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Cinco carries Guardo to triumph in K Gallery

Atan Guardo escaped AD Auto Sales, 75-74, in the newly opened K Gallery Basketball Tournament at the Visayan Glass Gym in Barangay Guadalupe.

Atan Guardo pulled-off the win after an off-balance layup by Boy Cinco gave the team a vulnerable one-point lead with less than a minute left in the game.

AD Auto Sales could have saved the game but Dong Caburnay, who scored 18 points, missed his last-ditch effort that could have given them the win.

Totong Villanueva added 12 points aside from dishing out five assists and grabbing five rebounds, while Panerio and Ramesh Mulchandani, who connived for 18 points, provided muscle for Atan Guardo in the shaded lane.

AD Auto Sales controlled the game in the first half with Caburnay and Hapin leading the pack. The duo gave the team an 11-point lead in the first two quarters.

Offense

Atan Guardo, however, found a cure to AD Auto Sales offensive attacks and kept their composure until the final buzzer.

In the other matches, the Cebfa All-Stars defeated Lampel, 64-56, while the Don Bosco Amchels prevailed over SCH Marketing, 93-86. Mic and Mat trampled CBR Dawgz, 81-72, while Diakon defeated Artkyob, 90- 66.

Cebfa All-Stars (64) -- Heyrosa 14, Cabahug 9, Chiong 7, Romarate 7, Jardio 5, J. Jardio 8, Isabelo 4, Sampang 5, Cabije 2, Arong 2. Lampel (56) -- Agdeppa 21, Blares 8, Espinilla 17, Apudan 4, Cabanilla 4, Chan 2.

Atan Guardo (75) -- Cinco 23, Villanueva 12, Panerio 9, Mulchandani 9, Gunaton 6, Villarosa 6, Acebron 5, Labay 4, Lismonero 1. AD Auto Sales (74) -- Caburnay 15, Hapin 12, Daclan 9, Selma 4, Nacua 9, Caballes 7, Angcay 6, Bangayan 3, Cabasan 3, Villamor 4, Pipno 2.

gameface_one
04-05-2006, 08:25 AM
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Davao cagers play Compostela Valley

THE boys secondary team of Davao City will make its debut against Compostela Valley in the 2006 Davraa Meet basketball competition at the Katipunan Elementary School in Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte Wednesday. Game time is at 8 a.m.

The team is bannered by six players from the Holy Child School of Davao College, two players from Emar Learning Center and three from Agro High School.


Assistant coach Tating Sorrosa Tuesday said, "We cannot underestimate the opposition but we stand a big chance to win the game."

The Davao squad, under head coach Ildefonso Cunanan, will rely mainly on Holy Child Reds cagers Jeeson Aballe, Alain Andrew Bonleon, Kristofer Lloyd Lacida, Nard John Pinto, Alfred Samantilla and Ernesto Tabaniag.

The six Reds were part of the team that competed in the National Students Basketball Championships in Manila last February.

Davao will also be pitted against Digos, Tagum, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Island Garden City of Samal and Davao Oriental.

The sportsfest also features sepak takraw, volleyball, athletics, swimming, badminton, table tennis, lawn tennis, boxing, chess, archery, football, baseball and softball, among others. (MLSA)

bchoter
04-06-2006, 03:24 PM
Buhay pa ba ang MMBL?

gameface_one
04-08-2006, 10:10 AM
2006 SCBHABA SEASON: Atan Guardo Cup caging set to blast off tomorrow
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 04/08/2006

The San Carlos Boys High Alumni Basketball Association (SCBHABA) will kick off its 7th season billed as "Atan Guardo Cup" at 1 pm tomorrow at the USC North Gymnasium.

A total of 13 teams will vie for top honors led by defending champion Class '85, which boasts of a formidable offensive machinery anchored on All-Star MVP Lou Regidor and reigning regular season MVP Edwin Banaag.

Class '85 is expected to face though challenge from seven strong squads in Division I that include Class '70s of RP's living basketball legend Ramon "El Presidente" Fernandez, ex-Mama's Love star Paul Abais and former pro Tata Merced.

The rest of Division I competitors are Class '80 of SCBHABA vice president Earl Balankig, Class '81/'84 of Michael Balankig, Class '82/88 of John Auza and Dindo Sausa, Class '83/'87 of 2005 All-Stars Jess Gerali and Paris Simene, Class '60s of CECABA's Ruben Ong and Class '86 of sportsman and event organizer Jonathan L. Guardo.

The Division II action will surely rekindle the scathing rivalry between reigning title-holder Class '94 and 2005 CEC Friendship Cup titlist Sirlitz '95.

Division II MVP Sigmund Cabrera will show the way for Class '94, while Leo Dale Caparas and Christian Solon will be at the cornerstone of Class '95's championship campaign.

Another team to watch out for is Atan Guardo '93, 2003 Inter-Alumni champion and 2004 SCAHABA ruler.

Manpower wise, Atan Guardo '93 is a serious title threat with the likes of former MVP and All-Star forward Roy Jumao-as Jr., Bong Eleazar and 2005 All-Star MVP Jade Ylanan is its fold.

Completing the cast of combatants in Division II are Class '96 of Maye Abenido and Blue Espinoza, Class '97 of dreaded long-range bomber Chad Noval, and CECABA Class '95 of Donald Anthony Ting and Dean Dy Teves.

The tournament follows a double round robin format in the elimination round, with the top four teams per bracket advacing into the quarterfinals where the top two teams enjoy a twice-to-beat incentive over the lower-ranked squads.

The survivors will then set up a titular showdown for the division championship, with the winners clashing for the 2006 SCBHABA Atan Guardo Cup crown in a best-of-three series.

Meanwhile, prior to the start of today's hostilities, a parade of participating teams together with their respective muses will take place along Mango Avenue.

In the first game, Class '70s will meet CEC '60s, while Class '85 takes on Class '82/80 in the second game.

This is the fourth SCBHABA season under the leadership of Sirlitz 1995's Christian Solon. The rest of the 2006 SCBHABA officers are Earl Balankig of Class '80 (VP), Angelo Parcon of Atan Guardo '93 (secretary-general) and Atty. Rey Honorio of Class '83/'87 (legal counsel)

The league was first conceptualized in early 2000 and has been going strong for seven seasons already carrying the flaming message of sportsmanship and camaraderie among the USC Boys High graduates.

gameface_one
04-08-2006, 10:11 AM
Inter-Commercial hoop final reset tomorrow at CEC gym
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 04/08/2006

The unbeaten title-favorite John Arne Construction and the All-Star Academy Blue will dispute the 1st Guadalupe Inter-Commercial basketball title tomorrow at the CEC gym and not on Easter Sunday as earlier reported.

The sudden change of venue was announced by commissioner Boy Te, who is also the head coach of John Arne.

Last Sunday, Te announced there will be no game on Sunday due to the unavailability of the playing venue. Besides, he wants to give the teams involved in the finals a chance to practice.

With the CEC gym made available for the Inter-Commercial finals, the championship will be held tomorrow staring off with the battle for third place between Feri McMill and Aqua Serv drinking water at 1 pm.

John Arne will rely on the foursome efforts of Vincent Reyes, Jose Erwin Sullano, Christian Bacus and Aristotle Jayme.

On the other hand, the All Star Academy Blue will bank on Serge Cortes and James Jabines, among others to carry its offensive load.

gameface_one
04-09-2006, 08:38 AM
2006 SCBHABA season unfolds today
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 04/09/2006

An exciting double-header will kick off the 2006 San Carlos Boys High Alumni Basketball Association (SCBHABA) season dubbed as "Atan Guardo Cup" at 1 pm today at the USC Boys High gym along Gen. Maxilom Avenue, this city.

In the first game at 2:30 pm, Class '70s will square off with the Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Class '60s, while defending champion Class '85 will tackle Class '82/88 in the main attraction at 4:30 pm.

Prior to the start of hardcourt hostilities, a parade of competing squads along with their respective muses will take place at 1 pm.

Class '85 is the odds-on favorite over Class '82/88 as the reigning champs boasts of one of the league's most deadliest tandem in last year's All-Star MVP Lou Regidor and regular season MVP Edwin Banaag.

The merged Class '82/88 forces though couldn't be taken lightly as it has also the vaunted one-two punch of John Andrew Auza and Dindo Sausa.

In the season-opener, Class '70s is expected to parade RP's living basketball legend in Ramon "El Presidente" Fernandez together with Paul Abais and Tata Merced, who is now one of the assistant coaches of M. Lhuillier-Cebu City in the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA).

The abovementioned teams are bracketed under Division I that also include Class '80 of SCBHABA vice president Earl Balankig, Class '81/'84 of Michael Balankig, Class '83/'87 of Jess Gerali and Paris Simene and Class '86 of noted sportsman Jonathan L. Guardo.

Division II, on the other hand, is composed of reigning division title-holder Class '94, 2005 CEC Friendship Cup titlist Sirlitz '95, 2004 Inter-Alumni champion and SCAHABA ruler Atan Guardo '93, Class '96 of Maye Abenido and Blue Espinoza, Class '97 of Chad Noval and CECABA Class '95 of Donald Anthony Ting and Dean Dy Teves.

The tournament follows a double round robin format in the elimination round, with the top four teams per bracket advancing into the quarterfinals where the top two teams enjoy a twice-to-beat incentive over the lower-ranked squads.

The survivors will then set up a titular showdown for the division championship, with the winners clashing for the 2006 SCBHABA Atan Guardo Cup crown in a best-of-three series.

gameface_one
04-09-2006, 08:39 AM
Thirsty caging opens in Bright Academy
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 04/09/2006

The fifth Thirsty Hoop Jams fires off 1pm today at the Bright Academy basketball court.

This year's edition, which was changed to an inter-company format, ash attracted a total of 17 squads with Danaotel leading the cast.

The other competing teams are VECO, Alliance Software, Matimco, Nature's Spring, Sirlitz/Slimmers' World, Cebu Progress Commercial, Midtown Hotel, Pejman, Philhealth, House of Hope, Cebu Home Builders, Thirsty, Xlibris and Prulife.

The organizer of the event is Thirsty Fresh Juices and Shakes. They will be announcing the schedule of games only after the opening ceremony to ensure that all teams will be attending the opening ceremonies.

The event is expected to help create a healthy working environment among co-workers and also promote companies and products through a competitive but friendly basketball league.

The action takes place every Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 to 11 pm.

gameface_one
04-09-2006, 08:41 AM
4TH MONICO CUP
Tangub, Singcang cagers
post opening-day triumphs
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com




Basketball standouts Nonilon Pedriña of Singcang-Airport and Tangub's Alfie Villariza shared the spotlight on a glorious June afternoon last year as they hoisted their Monico Cup MVP trophies.

They not did carry their trophies yesterday but their performances in carrying their respective teams to victory were nothing short of MVP-like.

Pedriña shot 36 points as 26-Under titlist Brgy. Singcang-Airport shrugged off a rusty start to drub Brgy. Bata, 86-72, at the start of hostilities Monico Cup at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center in Bacolod City.

Villariza, the 19-Under MVP last year, played with great resolve in his debut in the older division as Tangub scored a 77-68 trouncing of Brgy. Banago. Brgy. Tangub turned back Brgy. 2, 62-54, to jumpstart its title-retention bid in the 19-Under category.

Banking on a balanced offense attack and stingy defense, the Singcang-Airport cagers overhauled a 31-44 deficit at halftime to erect a 63-58 lead. Reigning 26-Under MVP Nunilon Pedriña had a sensational start to his campaign, sizzling for 28 of his 34 points in the second half to carry Singcang to its first win.

After Bata reclaimed the advantage at 67-65 with seven minutes left, the reed-thin Pedriña once again carried his team on his back as he spearheaded Singcang-Airport's 19-3 run by amassing 14 points during the crucial stretch for a comfortable 84-72 advantage with 1:08 left.

Pedriña also hit three three-point shots during the run that sealed the victory for the defending champions. Singcang-Airport connected on a total seven three-point attempts in the second half, with three coming from Elmer Antonio.

Singcang-Airport coach Sanz Valache said the keys to their victory were their persistent attack on offense and trapping defense.

Antonio contributed 17 markers. Also posting solid numbers for Singcang-Airport were Brian Samodio and Jeffrey Togle as they canned 10 and 9 points, respectively.

Tortolino Morales topscored for Bata with 14 points as Jay Balong registered 13 points. Mark Sison and Gerald Templado chipped in 11 and 8 markers, respectively.

Tangub also got solid contributions from Elmer Bolivar and Joven Fernandez who added 11 and 8 points, respectively. Martin Duff scored 16 points.

Pacing Banago in a losing effort was Jerfen Dullesco as he posted 19 points, while Nimrod Aleguin canned 16 markers. Joevin Pavillo added 12 points.

In the 19-Under game, Jay Uy, skipper of the West Negros College secondary boys' basketball team, led Tangub with 11 points, while Rolly Jaca added 7 points in the low-scoring encounter. *CIT

gameface_one
04-09-2006, 08:42 AM
Ceres, JS Shell five
collide in NBA tilt
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Ceres Liners will collide with JS Shell shortly after the opening of the 2006 Negros Basketball Association-Mayor's Cup Summer Basketball Tournament at 4:30 p.m. today at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Former Negros Slashers stalwarts Leo Bat-og, Carlos Sayon and John Lim are expected to lead Ceres against last year's runner up JS Shell that will be bannered the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos cagers of coach Ireneo Morales.

Mayor Evelio Leonardia has been invited to be the guest speaker during the opening rites of the tournament that has adopted a double elimination round format, NBA president Oscar "Dodong" Bascon said.

The selection of the Miss NBA-Mayor's Cup 2006 will also be staged to add color to the opening ceremonies, he said.

NBA treasurer Vic Tan said the ticket prices for the bleacher and reserve areas are pegged at P10 and P30, respectively.

Games tomorrow will see the Ceres Liners of Roy Yanson playing against Sipalay Stingers at 4 p.m., before JS Shell faces Toyota Bacolod-Iloilo Warriors at 5:30 p.m. The Sipalay cagers will take on the Warriors at 6 p.m. on Monday. *CIT

gameface_one
04-09-2006, 08:42 AM
MCA shoots for victory No. 2
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com




Mansilingan Christian Academy aims to post its second victory when it takes on Bacolod Tay Tung High School-B at 8:30 a.m. today in the 2nd Basketball Unified Sports Group-Panasonic 10-Under basketball tournament at the Po Hang Gym in Bacolod City.

The MCA cagers demolished Trinity Christian School, 39-23, at the start of the basketball tournament last week. TCS hopes to barge into the win column when it collides with St. John's Institute at 9:30 a.m. The SJI stalwarts suffered a 42-59 setback at the hands of defending champion BTTHS-A during its opening game last week.

Mansilingan will battle SJI at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, before the Gerome Aledron-mentored Tay Tung-A squad clashes with BTTHS-B at 9:30 a.m. in the tournament that has adopted a double round robin system.

Meanwhile, Pueblo Rosario and BUS Group-B scored triumphs against separate rivals to barge into the win column of the 1st BUS Group 40-Up Fellowship Invitational Tournament at the Lopue's South Square Gym in Bacolod City recently.

PRAC ripped the Bacolod City Water District of coach Willy Joguilon, 58-40, while BUS Group-B enjoyed a walkover win over BUS Group-A that failed to produce five players at tip-off.

Jack Palermo poured in 19 points to spearhead the charge of Pueblo Rosario, which improved to 1-1. BACIWA and the A and B squads of BUS Group also have 1-1 slates. *CIT

gameface_one
04-09-2006, 08:43 AM
Gaisano 3-on-3
cage tourney on
visayandailystar.com



The Gaisano 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament fires off at 2:30 p.m. today at the Gaisano City Mall Basement Area in Bacolod City.

Shortly after the opening, University of St. La Salle Nursing-A takes on Living Heritage Christian Academy-B in Bracket A to be followed Bacolod Tay Tung High School-A against Duke.

Following the Bracket A encounters are St. John's Institute-A battling Shohoku in Bracket B, while defending champion West Negros College collides with Paglaum Village. Other teams that will compete in Bracket A of the tournament that has adopted a single round robin format are SJI-B, Emarken, Tay Tung Alumni and USLS.

Also joining in Bracket B are BTTHS-B, USLS Nursing-B, Bacolod Christian Education Center School, Cadiz and LHCA-A. Tournament manager Rolando "Jack" Marañon, regional commissioner of the Basketball Association of the Philippines, said the top two teams in each bracket will advance to the crossover semifinals. *CIT

gameface_one
04-10-2006, 11:02 AM
Mighty Filter Kings capture ABA crown
mb.com.ph




REJAN LEE and Terence Tang punctured the hoop with impunity Saturday as Mighty Filter Kings demolished Goldstar, 7263, and clinched the Amateur Basketball Association (ABA) title at the Buddhacare gym in Queazon City.


Frustrated in their first two attempts to win the title, the Caesar Wongchuking-mentored squad started a well-oiled machine, coming through with several spurts initiated by Lee and Tang to take control of the game early.

"I’m just glad they responded to my instructions. Finally, we won the tournament after finishing runner-up twice," beamed Wongchuking, who was assisted by former UP mentor Lito Vergara. "I just hope this will just be the start of something good for the team."

Actually, it was a sweet revenge for the Mighty Filter Kings after absorbing a stinging defeat to Goldstar in the elims.

After a torrid exchange of baskets early on, the Mighty Filter Kings posted several 11-point margin in the third as Sam Gulayan and veteran Dominic Uy imposed their will inside the paint while Lee, Terence Tang and Geo broke Goldstar’s defense time and again with their torrid outside shooting.

The high-leaping Lee, who is aspiring to play in the UAAP, led the Jo Whang-managed Mighty Filter Kings’ bristling assault with 16 points while Tang, brother of La Salle star, TY Tang, chipped in 15 which he highlighted with a putback that drew wild applause from the crowd.

Uy and Gulayan, the team’s twin goliaths, combined for 21 points while Geo Sia, Royd Tan and Jean Alabanza contributed three points or more. The hustle and energy also provided by Lee, Alabanza and Sia also helped the team defuse their rival’s late surge.

"No doubt about it, everybody contributed to our cause. Our pressing defense also contributed a lot," said Wongchuking who was again delighted by Uy’s inspired performance.

Uy was later named as the tournament MVP while Tang emerged as the Finals MVP. Sia and Uy were also named in the Mythical 5 selection.

bchoter
04-10-2006, 11:34 AM
Gameface_one, for the benefit of the uninformed (that includes me), can you give a backgrounder on the ABA? Where is Bhudacare gym located? Thanks

gameface_one
04-10-2006, 01:15 PM
Gameface_one, for the benefit of the uninformed (that includes me), can you give a backgrounder on the ABA? Where is Bhudacare gym located? Thanks



hi bchoter. honestly, it's the first time I heard about the ABA but from what I gathered, it's composed mostly of fil-chinese players. We will post the background as soon as we get more info about it.

gameface_one
04-11-2006, 03:57 PM
NBA MAYOR'S CUP
Toyota Warriors pounce on undermanned Sipalay
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com


Eldrin Señeres exploded for 34 points to spearhead Toyota Bacolod-Iloilo Warriors over a shorthanded Sipalay All-Stars squad, 105-87, last night in the 2006 Negros Basketball Association-Mayor's Cup Summer Open Basketball Tournament at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Toyota, coached by John Trompeta, notched its second win in as many games to share the early lead with powerhouse Ceres Liners, which nipped last year's runner-up JS Shell, 77-76, Sunday night

Toyota collides with the Oscar Aquino-mentored Ceres squad at 7 p.m. tonight, after Sipalay takes on the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos-bannered JS Shell team at 5:30 p.m.

After scoring only 10 points in the first half, Señeres waxed hot for 16 points in the third quarter to give Toyota a comfortable 82-63 lead going into the payoff period after his squad established a slim 47-45 advantage at halftime.

Señeres also poured in 8 points in the fourth quarter for Toyota to seal the victory against the Rex Bayer-mentored Sipalay team, which only had seven players in its roster last night. Sipalay is represented by former local collegiate standouts.

Backstopping Señeres were Loreto Bautista Jr. and Roel Balgos, who canned 17 and 15 points, respectively.

Former UNO-R star Rhagnee Sinco contributed 13 markers for the Toyota squad of Robert Uy.

Bobby Cepida anchored Sipalay's offense with 19 points, while Arnol Laorinio and Rodel Canino contributed 17 markers each. The depleted Sipalay squad also got solid numbers from Roel Cagayao and Jessimar Gabihan who chipped in 11 and 7 points, respectively.*CIT

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04-11-2006, 03:58 PM
Danaotel disconnects Smart in Thirsty Hoop Jams
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 04/11/2006

Defending champion Danaotel got off to a bright start as it dumped Smart, 76-54, in the 5th Thirsty Hoop Jams basketball tournament at Bright Academy gym in Banilad.

Builders vs. Xlibris

In the other games, Nature's Spring opened its title bid with a 30-blowout over Alliance Software, 75-45, while Cebu Progress beat the gritty Pejman, 49-46, in a low-scoring ballgame.

Also, PhilHealth posted a 61-57 win over Petron Blaze, Sirlitz/Slimmers World conquered Cebu Midtown Hotel, 83-66, while VECO joined the winners circle by slamming Matimco, 69-51.

A total of 17 squads are seeing action in this Thirsty Juices and Shakes-organized event.

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04-11-2006, 04:00 PM
Tay Tung-A leads BUS Group tilt
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Defending champion Bacolod Tay Tung High School-A demolished BTTHS-B, 101-18, Sunday to post its second victory in as many games in the 2nd Basketball Unified Sports Group 10-Under basketball tournament at the Po Hang Gym in Bacolod City.

St. John's Institute routed Trinity Christian School, 77-27, Saturday, before trouncing Mansilingan Christian Academy, 60-44, yesterday to improve to 2-1 in the five-team tournament.

MCA also registered a 2-1 win-loss record after demolishing Tay Tung-B, 61-10, Saturday.

TCS and BTTHS-B are at the bottom with 0-2 slates each. The tournament has adopted a double round robin format with the top four squads advancing to the semifinals.

Meanwhile, Pueblo Rosario Athletic Club and BUS Group-A defeated separate opponents Friday night to share the lead in the 1st BUS Group 40-Up Fellowship Invitational Tournament at the Lopue's South Square Gym.

The Eroreco-based PRAC squad trounced BUS Group-B, 66-58, while BUS Group-A, which is guided by playing coach Errol Dreyfus, hammered Bacolod City Water District, 74-54. Both PRAC and BUS Group-A shared the top slot with 2-1 win-loss cards. *CIT

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04-12-2006, 01:32 PM
Garfield logs fourth straight win in CABA hoop
By Marigold Lebumfacil
The Freeman 04/12/2006

Garfield Black logged its fourth straight win after crushing LDC Warriors, 87-77, to lead the elimination round of the First Conference Basketball League of Cebu Athletics Basketball Association (CABA) at the San Nicolas Sports Complex.

LDC Warriors was way ahead in the first two periods and even erected a huge 14 points advantage, 47-33, at halftime behind the early assault of the trio of Baxter Incorporado, Oliver Navarro and Mark Villacorta.

They continued a wave of attack that widened the lead by 17 points, 71-54, at the end of the third quarter.

But Garfield caught fire in the final quarter and a seesaw battle went down in the closing minutes when Ting Enicuela nailed a perimeter short jumper that took the first deadlock at 74-all, while a spirited rally followed with a fastbreak drive by former inter-commercial standout, Reggie Licanda to take their first taste of lead.

They then held on to it throughout, clamping the Warriors with six points only and torching 33 points to complete the turnaround in the payoff canto that sealed the win.

Danny Estrera and Reggie Licanda scored 39 points combined to power Garfield, which also drew support from Roger Salili, who erupted ten points of his 12 points explosion in the opening period, while Junnie Cambonga added 11 markers.

Earlier, the undermanned FERI Mc Mill (2-2) routed the highly favored I-Cooler Marketing (3-2), 90-74. Power-center Dennis Santillan scattered a game-high of 30 points to spearhead FERI McMill, which also drew double figures each from Ranel Bernal, Junjun Baldago and Erik Viajedor.

Cary Sanchez and Lito Dico lead I-Cooler with 17 points apiece, while Ricky Misa added ten in a losing cause.

The scores:

FERI (90)- Santillan 30, Bernal 19, Baldago 17, Viajedor 12, Ancot 8, Hapitan 4.

I-COOLER (74)- Sanchez 17, Dico 17, Misa 10, Calma 8, Rodriguez 8, Cabezas 4, Enduma 4, Lopina 2, Villar 2, Macion 2.

GARFIELD (87)- Estrera 21, Licanda 18, Salili 12, Cambonga 11, Enicuela 10, Lumayag 5, Manago 4, Perez 2, Zapanta 2, Reyes 2.

LDC (77)- B. Incorporado 16, Navarro 15, Villacorta 14, Uy 8, Abonitalla 5, A. Incorporado 4, Pahamutang 4, Gonzaga 4, Rodriguez 3, Abanid 2, Aparece 2.

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04-13-2006, 10:15 AM
Thursday, April 13, 2006
MDCC cagers to compete in Cebu
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THE Metro Davao Christian Church (MDCC) is all set to compete in the men's basketball tournament of the Visayas-Mindanao Jubilee Sportsfest on April 15 in Cebu City.

The Davao cagers, coached by Eric Caparas, have been preparing for the one-day league where teams from Cagayan de Oro, Cebu and Negros are also entered.

"I think Cebu would be the team to beat. I've heard they are fielding younger players," Caparas said.

But he said the Davao squad would0 be no pushover after undergoing weekly practices and tune-up matches the past month to strengthen its offense and defense departments.

"The players are now bonded. They are expected to play as one united team," the playing-coach added. MDCC will parade its prolific shooters: Abalayan brothers Eric, Alvin and Christopher along with the Malnegro brothers Nimrod and John.

Formidable slotmen Ivan Policarpio and Benjamin Saavedra, Jomarie Mercado and Jojo Mordeno will also beef up the team.

Eric and Alvin will also see action in the table tennis event along with veterans Dr. Ferdie Oreta, businessmen Carlos Gabucan, Sr. and Bobby Ocon. John and Mercado will also strut their stuff in badminton along with siblings Carlos "Jun-Jun" and Charlene Gabucan. (MLSA)

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04-19-2006, 08:47 AM
Hoop Jams results
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 04/19/2006

The House of Hope and Cebu Home Builders joined three other teams in the winners' column after outsmarting their respective foes in the 5th Thirsty Hoop Jams at the Bright Academy gym in Brgy. Banilad, this city.

The House of Hope dribblers showed great effort and determination in eking out a 65-58 win over the stubborn Prulife UK.

Cebu Home Builders, on the other hand, had little trouble in demolishing the hapless Xlibris, 74-59.

House of Hope now joined defending champion Danaotel, Sirlitz/Slimmer's World and VECO on top of braket A with one win each, while Cebu Home Builders earned a share of the lead with Nature's Spring, Cebu Progress Commercial, and Philhealth in bracket B.

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04-20-2006, 10:14 AM
Mansilingan, Singcang
U-19 cagers score first wins
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Mansilingan, Singcang-Airport score first wins Games today

Brgy. Cabug Gym 26-Under division 8:30 a.m.
Brgy. Pahanocoy vs. Brgy. 8 10 a.m.
Brgy. 36 vs. Brgy. Felisa 1 p.m.
Brgy. 14 vs. Brgy. Mandalagan 2:30 p.m.
Brgy. 9 vs. Brgy. Singcang-Airport 4:00 p.m.
Brgy. 21 vs. Brgy. Taculing

Barangays Mansilingan and Singcang-Airport took different routes yesterday to post their first victories in the 19-Under division of the 2006 Monico Cup Inter-Barangay Summer Basketball Tournament at the Punta Taytay Gym in Bacolod City.

Mansilingan needed a late run to turn back Brgy. Mandalagan, 71-65, in Bracket C, while Singcang-Airport breezed to an easy 84-58 triumph over Eroreco-Pueblo Rosario in Bracket A.

Brgy. 38 hammered Brgy. 14, 69-51, during their Bracket B encounter, while Brgy. Pahanocoy trounced Brgy. 18, 72-64, in Bracket D. Javin Jacob scored 6 of Mandalagan's first 8 points in the fourth quarter to tie the score at 62 with four minutes and one second remaining in the game, but it was downhill from that point on for his squad.

The Ronnie Ilustrisimo-mentored Mandalagan squad were held to three points in the final 4 minutes as Mansilingan employed its scrappy man-to-man defense. The Mansilingan cagers, mentored by former Philippine Basketball Association player Genesis Sasuman, also went on an 8-0 run during the crucial stretch to seal the victory by building a 70-62 advantage with 52 seconds left.

Trailing 33-36 at halftime, Jorge Manuel Bautista and Teddy Dane Azucena carried the scoring load for Mansilingan in the third quarter, posting 6 and 5 points, respectively, for the squad to establish a 60-54 buffer at the end of the frame.

Azucena topscored for the towering Mansilingan team with 13 points, while Bautista finished with 12 markers. John Guara and John Paul Calma chipped in 11 and 9 points, respectively.

Leading Mandalagan was Jacob with 19 points as Jan King Peña and Brian Brion poured in 14 points each. John Rolen Bijo added 7 markers.

West Negros College students Cedrick Tizon and John Michael Noble anchored Singcang-Airport's charge, canning 22 and 13 points, respectively. Jimmy Campos contributed 9 points. *CIT

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04-22-2006, 10:22 PM
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Subokin caging fires off today
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* Congressman Lagbas is guest in the opening ceremony

BLUE team, bannered by strongman Andrew Neri and acrobatic guard Boning Biongcog, is a heavy favorite over the Sonny Pabelic-led Black in today's opener of the 2006 Subokin First Conference inter-color tourney here at the Acsat gym.


With no marquee names in its lineup, Black is expected to rely on a cohesive teamwork play to stoke the fire of its upset bid against Blue, which has also former Letran mainstay Shantao Moreno in its frontline.

"Daghan dagko ang Blue like Neri, Oliver Velasco and John Montalvan so, puwede na modula sa gawas si Shantao. But I'm sure nga gipangandaman sab sila sa Black," said Arnel Dy "Shine" of White which takes on Green for the main tiff shortly after the equally-interesting Yellow-Red match-up.

All eyes, however, will be thrown at the high-leaping Red slotman, Dave Baysa who became No. 1 pick in the Subokin drafting for the first conference.

Primed to challenge Baysa inside the paints are Yellow's own big fellas in Erwin Raagas, Gary Chan and Boboy Sabal.

Obviously, it's a "think-tank battle" of wits and in-depth strategy when White -- powered by the likes of Alvin Llavore, Rex Armojillas, Khass Navales and erstwhile CDO Stars coach Andy Calingin goes up against Green spearheaded by Misor Team A mentor Dodo Bernados and 2005 NBC Coach of the Year Arvin Martinez of the Valencia Golden Harvest.

Not a stranger in championship glare, Green has also 1st Southland Inter-Club "Best Power Forward" awardee Emmanuel Rafisura "Jiboy" Rafisura to shore up its starting five.

Newly-minted chairman of the board Khass Navales and tournament commissioner Rocky Calingin have invited Congressman Danilo Lagbas of the first district of Misamis Oriental to grace the ceremonial tip-off right after a motorcade by the tournament participants.

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04-23-2006, 02:10 PM
Cadiz, LS Nursing-B
cagers rip 3-on-3 foes
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com


Cadiz and La Salle Nursing-B started their campaigns with victories yesterday in the Gaisano 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at the Gaisano City Mall Activity Center in Bacolod City.

Cadiz came-from-behind to edge out Paglaum Village, 10-9, during their Bracket B encounter, while LSN-B held off a late surge by St. John's Institute-A to register a 12-8 victory.

The other Bracket B games also saw Bacolod Tay Tung High School-B nipping Bacolod Christian Education Center School, 11-9, and West Negros College hammering Shohuku, 14-6.

Games today will kick off at 1:30 p.m. with Duke taking on Emarken; SJI-B facing BTTHS-A; LSN-A playing Tay Tung Alumni and Living Heritage Christian Academy-B battling University of St. La Salle.

Julius Singgay of Paglaum Village scored 5 points for his squad to establish a 7-5 advantage with 3:11 remaining in the game after trailing 1-5 from the onset.

But Cadiz finished the game with a 6-2 run to seal the victory behind Joed Arellano who scored the final 3 points. Arellano and Logie Cortes powered Cadiz' attack with 5 points each.

In the match between LSN-B and SJI-A, Nursing-B's Perth Geogani caught fire from the start, scoring the first 5 points of the game to keep the St. John's-A cagers at bay.

SJI-A sliced the deficit to 6-9 with 2:23 left, before Geogani hit a 2-point shot to put away the game. Geogani topscored for LSN-B with 7 points, while Nicanor Rendaje added 3 points.

Pacing St. John's-A in a losing effort was Jorey Tajonera with 4 points as Martin Jalandoni chipped in 3 markers.

Games Wednesday saw LSN-A clipping Duke, 11-10, for its second victory; LHCA-B prevailing over BTTHS-A, 9-6; USLS demolishing Emarken, 10-3, and Tay Tung Alumni edging SJI-B, 10-9. *CIT

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04-24-2006, 09:10 AM
Ceres battles Sipalay
Five in NBA tilt
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Powerhouse Ceres Liners aims to extend its winning streak to four games when it collides with Sipalay Stingers at 6 p.m. today at the start of the second round of the 2006 Negros Basketball Association-Mayor's Cup Summer Open Basketball Tournament at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

The Oscar Aquino-mentored Ceres squad completed a three-game sweep to lead the tournament after the first round, while Sipalay, coached by Rex Bayer, finished the first round with a 1-2 slate. Sipalay will take on a luckless JS Shell squad, bannered by University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos cagers, at 4 p.m. tomorrow.

Former Negros Slashers Carlos Sayon and Leo Bat-og are expected to spearhead Ceres' attack together with ex-Colegio de San Agustin-Bacolod standouts Christian Antiporda, Raymund Ilagan and Jhonson Salazar.

Adamson University stalwart Roel Hugnatan will most likely lead Sipalay as well as Rodel Canino and Arnold Laurenio. *CIT

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04-25-2006, 07:56 AM
Singcang outlasts Felisa
in triple-overtime thriller
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
Defending champion Barangay Singcang-Airport survived Brgy. Felisa, 138-129, in triple overtime for its third consecutive victory in Bracket A of the 26-Under division of the 2006 Monico Cup Inter-Barangay Summer Basketball Tournament at the Brgy. Punta Taytay Gym in Bacolod City.

Brgy. 25-26 edged Bata, 76-74, for its second straight win in the other Bracket A encounter, while Brgy. Cabug demolished Brgy. 21, 69-49, for a 2-0 slate in Bracket C.

In Bracket D, The Mandalagan cagers, coached by Jose Falcis, nipped Brgy. 17, 73-71, to enter the win column after two games as Brgy. 10 clipped Villamonte, 59-55.

Meanwhile, Brgys. 38 and Singcang-Airport drubbed separate opponents Saturday to pace their respective brackets in the 19-Under division.

The Dodoy Campos-mentored Brgy. 38 squad ripped Cabug, 80-67, for its second triumph in Bracket B, while Singcang-Airport trampled Brgy. 10, 80-63, to lead Bracket A with a 2-0 slate.

Banago, mentored by Jeoffry Bermudes, posted a 60-40 hammering of Brgy. Montevista in Bracket D as Pta. Taytay opened its campaign in a bright note by pounding Brgy. 12, 81-47, in Bracket C.

Reigning 26-Under Most Valuable Player Nunilon Pedriña exploded for 30 points, with 9 points in the extra sessions, to spearhead Singcang-Airport's offense.

Singcang-Airport started the game with an 8-1 run, forcing the Felisa cagers to a spate of turnovers that led to easy fastbreak points. But Felisa countered with its advantage inside the paint to level the score at 23 going into the second quarter.

Pedriña also powered Singcang-Airport's attack in the second period, shooting 8 points to establish a 53-46 advantage at halftime. Bryan Samodio backstopped Pedriña with 21 points, 8 coming in overtime.

Anton Deles led Felisa in the fourth quarter as he amassed 8 points in the frame to force overtime at 96-all, while Michael Solinap waxed hot for 10 points in the third period to lead the comeback.

Deles topscored for Felisa with 30 markers after registering 7 more points in the extra sessions, while Michael Salanap came up with 29 points.*CIT

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04-27-2006, 07:58 AM
Lola Tikya's squad notches 3rd win in K Gallery hoop
By Rafael S. Alas III
The Freeman 04/27/2006

Lola Tikya's completed a come-from-behind victory over Ocean Garden, 85-79, to notch its third win against one loss in the K Gallery Basketball Tournament 2nd Conference at the Visayan Glass Gym.

Aris Jayme and Robert Abasolo topscored for Lola Tikya's with 21 and 19 points, respectively.

In other games, Don Bosco Friday Class defeated Kool Craft, 77-70, while CBR Dawgz clobbered SCH Marketing, 90-75.

In bracket A, CEBFA All Stars outhustled Artkyob, 99-88, to remain undefeated while Atan Guardo demolished Monster Radio, 105-87.

The tournament is sponsored by Breakfast Club, 2BIG Mineral Spring Water, Accord Bank, Bank of Cebu, Y101, Monster Radio and lawyer Rane Montesclaros.

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04-27-2006, 07:59 AM
Delta Omega dominates Akrho 3-on-3 basketball
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 04/27/2006

Delta Omega emerged as the champion of the 6th Alpha Kappa Rho (AKRHO) 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at the Vicente Sotto Memorial gym in Punta Princesa.

Delta Omega beat the equally though Delta Lambda, 30-28, with Christopher Salazar leading the winning squad with 12 points.

Earlier, Team Upsilon grabbed the third place honors over Council squad, 21-16.

A total of 16 squads joined the battle led by its president Harry Lim who also acted as the tournament commissioner.

Battle for third

UPSILON (21) - Dela Rama 10, Carillo 9, Verzosa 2.

COUNCIL (16) - Caballero 6, Buscato 4, Tan 4, Binondo 2.

Championship game

DELTA OMEGA (30) - Salazar 12, Baguio 10, Gayo 8.

DELTA LAMBDA (28) - Estrera 13, Fernandez 12, Cacayana 2, Lovistre 1.

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04-27-2006, 08:00 AM
Rout mars GAA basketball opening matches
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 04/27/2006

Six teams made an auspicious start in the Guadalupe Athletic Association (GAA) Founder's Cup First Conference packed with a heavy schedule last Sunday where all the 12 competing squads saw action at the Guadalupe Sports Complex.

In the first game right after the traditional opening parade, the Fontana Mineral Water defeated AC Sports, 80-68, while Ludo/RDM drubbed Rama-Bullo, 72-51.

Agencia Grande, on the other hand, demolished Rain or Shine, 81-61, even as G & S International whacked Cebu Movers System, 65-51.

The other two games, however, were decided in close fashion, with Leopard eking out 53-53 cliffhanger over BLJ, 53-52, and Ygpit Sportswear squeezing through as 52-49 triumph over Aqua Serv.

Action will resume on Sunday at the Guadalupe Sports Complex, but after that, the GAA cagers will hold games in nearby sitios like Banawa, Englis, Singson and Poblacion.

The scores

First game

Fontana Mineral Water (80) - Basalo 15, Sanoy 15, Villahermosa 11, Olis 9, Pedrosa 9, Elizalde 7, Jacalan 5, Leyoy 5, Barelno 3, Alinganga 2

AC Sports (68) - Posadas 13, Bihaha 10, Cabanilla 8, Gabato 8, Honoridez 5, Lopez 4, Baba 4. R. Lopez 3

Second game

Ludo/RDM (72) - Mijares 9, Geonzon 9, Calizo 6, Revilla 6, Escuro 6, Labra 5, Ragasajo 4

Rama-Bullo (51) - Dela Peña 15, Galan 14, Bullo 7, Ladaran 6, Bacalan 5, Rama 4

Third game

Agencia Grande (81) - Capili 14, Dayuja 13, Ibo 10, Grande 10, Magayanes 8, Miñoza 5, Lu 4, Flores 3, Cartilla 2, Barade 2

Rain or Shine (61) - Tablada 14, Del Rosario 8, Delos Cinetos 7, Cartilla 6, Torrepalma 6, Vertudazo 6, Herndez 4, Ranile 4, Nuñez 4, Fernando 2, Juyad 2

Fourth game

Leopard (53) - Felicitas 18, Ounao 13, Abellana 9, Prieto 4, Lumapas 4, Tañeza 2

BLJ (52) - Renecar 10, Ano 8, Warbal 6, Sorillon 6, Basalo 4, Sincero 4, Sangcap 4, Daluz 2, Tancio 2, Gabutan 2, Baran 2

Fifth game

G&S Intl. (65) - Jabines 11, Gallardo 11, Cuizon 10, Echavez 8, Tinapay 6, Gabato 6, Tesorero 4, Jamao-as 3, Calitas 2, Meliano 2

Cebu Movers System (51) - Sasing 13, Mercader 12, Codilla 10, Pedrosa 5, Lorenzana 4, Cartilla 3, Ewayan 2, Te 2, Bacalla 1

Sixth game

Ygpit sportswear (52) - Cortes 10, Diola 9, Anco7 7, Nabua 5, Toniche 4, Ygpit 4, Verano 4, Pacs 2, Baclayon 2, Matudan 1

Aqua serv (49) - Santillan 11, Aniñon 7, Reynes 6, Pacaña 4, Rosal 4, Bactan 4, Diza 2, Capili 2, Levado 1

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04-27-2006, 08:07 AM
Mobile stays unbeaten
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MOBILE KEPT its unbeaten record to lead the way in Group B of the 1st Estong Ballesteros Inter-company basketball tournament.


Propped up by its back-to-back wins over GNC (71-69) and league presentor Prime Peak Properties Ltd. (75-64), Mobile now has a 3-0 slate, just a notch ahead of another perfect team in Robi Cars, which beat Ginebra in overtime, 89-82, the last time for its 2-0 card.

Transcend Cargo Express carries a 2-1 slate after its 100-98 double overtime win over Ginebra, which dropped to 2-2, followed by Magallanes Publishing House (1-1), GNC (1-3) and Prime Peak Properties, still winless after four games in the meet sponsored by San Miguel, Coca-Cola, Fortune Tobacco Corp., Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall and Royce Motor Center in Cabanatuan City.

Alex Wang’s PRC Management has a 2-0 (win-loss) record in Group A of the tournament also supported by local government executives Marikina Mayor Marides Fernando, Ozamis City’s Reynaldo Parojinog Sr., San Leonardo Mayor Marvin Martin, Cainta Mayor Mon Ilagan and Manila vice mayor Danny Lacuna.

Every Ready Gold and Rizal Uptowns are tied for second in the same group with identical 2-1 slates while Mentos has an even 2-2 card followed by All Scope Cinema (1-1), Fitness First-Circulan (02) and Tyco Integrated Systems (0-2).

Organized by Sportsworks Co. Limited, the league resumes today with Ginebra playing Magallanes Publishing.

League commissioner and former PBA player Estong Ballesteros said games are being held alternately at the Marikina Sports Center, Aquinas gym in San Juan and RTU school gym in Mandaluyong.

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04-30-2006, 08:09 AM
Chikakoy, Day log first wins in PPSA caging
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 04/30/2006

Chikakoy and Day logged their first win in the Punta Princesa Sports Association (PPSA) Guardo Cup-2006 Summer basketball tournament after defeating their respective opponents at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Gym in Punta Princesa.

Chikakoy got its first victory at the expense of S&D Meatshop, 92-87.

Both squads fought on even terms until the closing minutes of the ballgame when the action saw it 85-all but Wendel Labajo found an opportunity to connect a three-point and cut the tie, 88-85 with 40 seconds remaining.

S&D MeatShop despite Makoy Villagonzalo's impressive performance continued to get disorganized and sent Chikakoy's Bradket Dawson and Baeong Medalle to the free-throw line that sealed their team's victory.

In the other game, DAY benefited from an undermanned San Roque to grab its first win, 87-65 to get into the winner's circle.

The scores

First game

CHIKAKOY (92) - Villagonzalo 35, Medalle 20, Labajo 14, Quijano 9, Ibones 6, Dawson 6, Salazar 2.

S&D (87) - Roncal 24, Lastimoso 18, Alabrillo 10, Marano 10, Manique 9, Monera 8, Ursua 6, Perez 2, Navarro 2.

Second game

DAY (87) - Ayapana 12, Calo-oy 12, Tobes 12, Tabares 11, Sanoy 10, Padilla 8, Canencia 6, Capuyan 6, Gabucan 4, Tabar 2, Ponce 2, Gabuya 2.

SAN ROQUE (65) - Ho 14, Delos Treco 14, Gemida 9, Perez 8, Alda 6, Scot 4, Dumaguit 4, Jimenez 3, Cabasan 2, Ekoy 1.

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04-30-2006, 08:26 AM
Crismar, MJ cagers gain edge
BY CHRISTIIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com


Crismar Enterprises and MJ Enterprises beat different rivals to gain twice-to-beat semifinal advantages in the 2nd Presidential Cup Your Basketball Athletic Club Tournament at the Manville Royale Gym in Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City recently.

Crismar posted a 75-68 victory over Ox Builders, while MJ demolished Weesam Express, 78-60. Crismar finished the elimination round as the top seed with a 5-1 win-loss record as MJ gained the second seed with a 4-2 slate. Weesam and Ox Builders ended up with 2-4 and 1-5 win-loss cards, respectively.

Jack Mino and Dennis Adon of Crismar amassed 10 and 9 points, respectively, in the third quarter to give their squad a 46-39 lead entering the fourth quarter after trailing 25-29 at halftime.

Mino finished with 16 points to power Crismar's offense, while Adon ended up with 15 markers. Sammy Penado and Agustin Javarro chipped in 14 and 9 points, respectively.

Anchoring Ox Builders' offense were Aleph Esparagosa and Rene Villacanas with 11 points each, while Ubal Resuma and Manuel Carreon added 10 and 8 markers, respectively.

Meanwhile, MJ caught the Weesam cagers off guard, racing to a 15-8 advantage at the end of the first quarter behind the 5 points of Doods Siopan.

Nonoy Pacheco carried the scoring load for MJ in the second half, canning 10 points. Pacheco finished with 14 points to lead MJ.

Backstopping Pacheco was Siopan who contributed 10 points as Titing Dua and Pendot Cortones shot 8 markers each. Edwin Fregil topscored for Weesam with 15 points, while Al Rosal, Embo Cañete and Tony Valiente added 12, 11 and 8 markers, respectively. *CIT

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05-01-2006, 11:01 AM
Monday, May 01, 2006
SSBC kicks off
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THE Saturday-Sunday Basketball Club (SSBC) kicked off this year's First Conferenc on April 26 at the Covered Court, Carlos Garcia Park (Oval Plaza) iun this city.

SSBC Outgoing President Nestor Ugsad Jr. said they invited City Mayor Pedro Acharon Jr. and Congresswoman Darlene Custodio to award the winners of last year's conference and to deliver brief speeches.


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The Rebels team of St. Elizabeth Hospital owned Tony Boy Veneracion was the champion in last year's conference.

Jigspi, managed by Manuel Pilapil, was first runner-up, Ugsad's NHU Trucking was second runner-up, and SK under Chito Buagas was third runner-up.

The other participating teams in this year's first conference are the Exodus-Reunion (formerly Exodus-Aqua), JBN, Pajomac, and the Atendido Eye Specialist (formerly Radicals).

Following the opening ceremony, SSBC members elected new officers for the current year.

The tournament format would follow the two-round elimination stage.

In the first round, all teams would clash in a single round robin and in the second round, the eight teams would split into two brackets with team rank number 1 and 4 occupying Group A and team rank number 2 and 3 in Group B.

Team rank number 5 to 8 would draw lots to determine their respective group assignments.

Crossover games would happen during the quarterfinals with teams that will emerge, as number 1 and 2 in each bracket during the second round of the elimination would be enjoying a twice-to-beat advantage.

The four winning teams would enter the semifinals in single game placement duels. Losing teams would fight for the second runner-up slot, while the winning squad would tangle for the championship title in a sudden death encounter.

The tournament is open to sponsorship by prospective advertisers, announced Ugsad.

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05-03-2006, 09:05 AM
Agencia Grande logs second win in GAA caging
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 05/03/2006

Agencia Grande escaped with a 68-63 victory over the G&S International to take a 2-0 lead in the Guadalupe Athletic Association (GAA) 7th Founder's Cup last Sunday at the Guadalupe Sports Complex.

Benjie Capili, Michael Granda and Paul Dayoja topped Agencia Grande with a combined 36-point output.

In the other games, Aqua Serv bounced back from its opening day loss and vented its ire on BJL, 83-66, while the Cebu Movers System led by Boy Te demolished Fontana, 87-51.

Serge Bacatan and Sitong Francisco finished with 18 and 17 points, respectively for Aqua Serv, while Cebu Movers System relied on the blazing guns of Onyot Sasing, who fired 20 points. Sasing was heavily backed up by Vincent "Inting" Reyes, who shit 18 markers despite he arrived late and was fielded only at the start of the third period.

In the final match of a featured quadruple-header, the Rama/Bullo led by former Cebu vice governor Enric Rama defeated the Leopard of Atty. Jun Felicitas, 58-47.

Jun Verano paced Rama/Bullo with 17 points.

The scores

First game

Agencia Grande (68) - Capili 14, Granada 12, Dayoja 10, Bacatan 9, antina 5, Caballero 5, Cabellon 4, Ibo 4, Magayanes 2, Barade 2, Miñoza 1

G&S Intl. (63) - Tinapay 14, Guillen 10, Gallardo 9, Gabato 8, Echavez 7, Jumao-as 5, Enanoria 4, Tablada 2, Jabines 2, Calitas 2, Mediano 2

Second game

Aqua Serv (83) - Bacatan 18, Francisco 17, Santillan 8, Reynes 7, Fernandez 6, Ricaña 6, Diaz 6, Capili 6, Rosal 5, Llenadao 2, Pacaña 2, Gabutan 2

BJL (66) - Pueblas 17, Renecor 13, Warbal 12, Sincero 8, Daluz 7, Baran 6, Miñoza 6, Tancio 5

Third game

Cebu Movers (87) - Sasing 20, Reyes 18, Yp 6, Sarmoines 6, Bacalla 5, Mercader 5, Lorenzana 4, Alcoseba 4, Te 4, Ewayan 4, Tagalog 2, Cantilla 2

Fontana (51) - Basalo 17, Elizalde 6, Lesoy 6, K. sup[erales 6, Barellano 6, Sanoy 5, Villahermosa 3, Superales 2

Fourth game

Rama/Bullo (58) - Verano 17, Metante 8, Galan 8, Bullo 6, Dela Peña 6, Gabutero 4, Ricaña 3, Suzara 2, Tojoy 2

Leopard (47) - Abellana 14, Delda 9, Ouano 9, Felicitas 5, Lumapas 4, Tañeza 3, Suan 2, Prieto 1, Consing 1

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05-03-2006, 09:05 AM
Guardo- Rama Boys outlasts PPSA All-Stars
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 05/03/2006

The Guardo-Rama Boys tamed the Punta Princesa Sports Association All-Stars, 98-90, in their friendly match that highlighted the start of hostilities in the 30-above division of the PPSA Guardo Summer Cup basketball tournament last Sunday at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Gym in Brgy. Punta Princesa, this city.

The PPSA All-Stars were in fighting mood early on to take a hairline lead at halftime, 39-38, but Rey Zamora, Rommel Gabuya, and Rex Millan presided over furious third quarter fightback to vault the Guardo-Rama Boys to an 80-64 advantage entering the final period.

The Guardo-Rama Boys dominated the game from that point on as they had great success in quashing out a last ditch rally by PPSA All-Stars' troika of Cear Ortega, Lito Navarro, and Angel Magan.

In the tournament proper, the Bing Abbu-led J & B crushed Smart Tires Recapping Services, 75-66.

The Tiremen was way ahead in the first half, 24-11, before suffering a huge collapse in the remaining two quarters.

Michael Dumdum fueled J & B's daring breakway by hitting 25 of his 30 points in the second half. Rommel Japin chipped in 20 markers.

Dennis Gerali and Dong Nazareno paced the Tiremen with a combined 28-point output.

A total of 14 teams took part in the tournament.

Preceding the games was a simple opening ceremonies graced by Punta Princesa Brgy. Captain Jose Navarro, sports committee chairman Boy Atillo, and Sambag I Brgy. Capt. Jerry L. Guardo, who tossed the ceremonial ball.

The scores

First game

Guardo-Rama Boys (98) - Toring 18, Zamora 18, Gabuya 16, Millan 14, Dela Calzada 12, Alcover 12, Reformina 4, Borres 4

PPSA All-Stars (90) - Ortega 28, Navarro 19, Magan 15, Arias 11, Bacalla 5, Quijano 4, Ciobo 2, Panique 2, Lim 2, Tecson 2

Second game

J & B (75) - Dumdum 30, Japin 20, Sala 8, Arellano 5, Caballes 4, Abbu 2, Tecson 2, Villasin 2, Belicario 2

Smart (66) - Gerali 16, Nazareno 12, Gerali 7, Mabanto 6, Rabaca 6, Paca 4, Taborada 4, Desoyo 4, Igao 3, Cabreros 2, Abella 2

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05-03-2006, 09:06 AM
BJ Star, Ho Tong win in Forty Aces cagefest opening
By Caecent O No-ot
The Freeman 05/03/2006

BJ Star Logistics and Ho Tong Hardware opened their bid in the 2006 Forty Aces Multi-Purpose Cooperative Summer Basketball tournament on a bright note at the Visayan Glass gym in Guadalupe.

BJ Star went away with a 91-72 win against JRE Tsunami in the opening game, pulling as high as 19-point margin.

On the other hand, Ho Tong Hardware demolished Green Pol-Pals, 88-66, in this 40 years old and above action.

Nestor Lareta and Oscar Alegado prevented the Green Pol-Pals from stealing away the game with their perimeter shots and fast break plays in the closing minutes.

Prior to the games, Cenon Zabate was proclaimed the three-point shot winner in a side event part of the opening activity.

Zabate defeated Rene Cane for the top post while Maning Morales wound up third.

THE SCORES:

First game:

BJ STAR (91) - Chu 20, Rivera 13, Delfino 12, Cane 12, De Los Angeles 10, Basalo 6, Samson 6, Cabarrubias 6, Cartilla 6.

JRE (72) - Postero 14, Rosales 13, Anckermann 13, Espinosa 8, Medina 6, Monsanto 6, Duran 4, Pacana 2, Padriga 2, Gultiano 2, Morales 2. Second game:

HO TONG (81) - Abais 15,Alegrado 15, Lareta 10, Ortega 9, Ancot 7, Paez 4, Gomos 4, Alegarme 4, Java 4, Murillo 3, Espinosa 3, Gabutan 2.

POL-PALS (66) - Divinagracia 16, Tancio 15, Loquias 9, Uy 9, Zabate 7, Morga 4, Almencion, 2, Tojoy 2, Palapar 2.

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05-03-2006, 09:07 AM
Mic & Mat, Lola Tikya's win in K Gallery hoop
By Rafael S. Alas III
The Freeman 05/03/2006

Defending champion Mic & Mat Convenience Store defeated Don Bosco Friday Class, 93-85, and Lola Tikya's won against Kool Craft, 89-84, in the ongoing K Gallery Basketball Tournament 2nd Conference at Visayan Glass Gym.

Sherwin Candejada leads Mic & Mat with 18 points while Jimbo Noel topscored for Lola Tikya's with 20.

Both teams sport an identical 4-1 win-loss record in bracket B and will face each other on Friday with the winner advancing to the semifinal round.

In bracket A, Atan Guardo crushed Artkyob, 93-82, while undefeated CEBFA All Stars annihilated Moster Radio, 108-77.

Also, Diakon Konsult Construction ran over Lampel, 70-64.

CEBFA will have to win against Guardo on Saturday to avoid complications and advance to the next round.

If Guardo wins, there could be a triple tie if Diakon defeats AD Auto Sales and the point system will be used to determine the top two.

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05-03-2006, 09:13 AM
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Waban's night!
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* As the lanky forward scores 47 pts

JONGJONG "The Rock" Waban proved to be the leading scorer of the Street Players Club when he played like a man possessed on Sunday's opening of the 1st Vice Mayor and City Council Cup Summer basketball tournament here in NHA, Kauswagan.

Ramming a lot of bodies thrown on him and even incurring bruises and contusions when he tumbled on the rugged court, a gutsy Waban never flinched as he buckled down to work to sizzle for a game-high 47 points in the Pujaca Warriors' 80-70 triumph over the Hollow Point.


"Nipis tan-awon si Jongjong pero kusgan ug gahi mao nga lisod pugngan basta makabuylo na," observed the Street Players Club president Marlon "Pinggoy" Castro who opted not to play for fair play's sake and delicadeza.

At least 3 players in Hollow Point uniforms (Ciano Cadaro, Eddie Acero and Edil Guzman) did produce double digit marks but these were not enough to overhaul the prolific effort of Waban who almost single-handedly towed his team to victory.

In the second game, what looked earlier as an exciting battle between two of the dominant centers in the league apparently turned as a mismatch in favor of the fired-up Alvin Talip.

Paired against John Claire dubbed by game announcer Cloyd Valdez as the Street Players' own version of Tim Duncan, it was Talip instead who made the big difference as he led the San Mig Coffee to a thrilling 60-55 win over the Polo Mint.

"Mora'g dili matuhoan pero grabe ka off ang sentro nilang Danny Ompoc," said Manuel "Sorry Gaw" Puyales, referring to Claire who managed just four against Talip's overpowering 28-point performance inside the shaded area.

How they scored

1st game

Team 5 Pujaca Warriors 80 -- Waban 47, Castil, R. 16, Pimentel 8, Hambre 5, Jamito 2, Agol 0.

Team 3 Hollow Point 70 -- Cadaro 24, Acero 22, Guzman 10, Sasil 8, Barua 4, Dayap 2, Pingkian 0.

2nd game

Team 4 San Mig Coffee 60 -- Talip 28, Campos 12, Morado 11, Saliring 4, Banuag 3, Abecia 2.

Team 1 Polo Mint 55 -- Garcia 22, Villapaz 8, Georpe 6, Manginsay 6, Claro J. 4, Amper 2, Ompoc 2, Fernandez 0, Claro A.

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05-04-2006, 08:31 AM
CECABA division finals blast off this pm
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 05/04/2006


Four teams slug it out today at the start of the best-of-three division finals series of the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association's 8th Dr. Chen Lieh Fu Memorial Cup at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

In the first game at 7:30 pm, Armour Wood '81/85 tangles with Asian Home Appliance '89/93 for the Division I crown, right before defending champion Big Boss '96 tackles Rocket Battery '95 at 9 pm in their own race-to-2 showdown for the Division II title.

Class '95 barged into the division finals courtesy of a win by default over a no-show JRJ Enterprises 2000.

Actually, Class '95 and '96 figured in a three-way tie with Hannah's Cakes and Decors 2004 on identical 2-1 slates at the end of the semifinal round.

However, Class '95 and '96 earned the right to clash for the championship by virtue of their superior tiebreak points applying the traditional Olympic quotient system. Class 2004 was badly hurt by its 60-76 loss to Class '96.

Class '81/85, on the other hand, completed a three-game semis sweep after pulling off a spine-chilling 85-84 victory over Young Builders '91.

Edvin Kaw topped Class '81/85 with a season-best 28 points, while Joel Chan and Stephen Lee chipped in 26 and 15 markers, respectively.

Tommy Yu unloaded a season-best 31 points to pace Class '91.

The scores

Class '81/85 (85) - Kaw 28, Chan 26, Lee 15, Palomas 6, J. Yu 5, F. Tan 3, W. Yu 2

Class 1991 (84) - Yu 31, Borromeo 17, Co 14, Go 10, De la Torre 6, Lim 6

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05-04-2006, 08:36 AM
Toyota wins by five
but Ceres still on top
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Ceres Liners earned a twice-to-beat edge in the finals despite suffering an 86-91 setback against Toyota-Iloilo Warriors last night in the 2006 Negros Basketball Association-Mayor's Cup Summer Open Basketball Tournament at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

The Toyota cagers needed to win by at least 12 points to gain the twice-to-beat advantage after absorbing an 84-95 loss against Ceres during their first encounter.

Ceres, coached by Oscar Aquino, aims to bounce back and bring home the championship when it takes on Toyota at 6:30 p.m. today after JS Shell collides with Sipalay All-Stars for third place at 5 p.m.

In case the John Trompeta-mentored Toyota squad emerges victorious tonight, a winner-take-all title showdown will be played on Friday. Trailing 68-80 entering the fourth quarter, Ceres opened with a 14-6 run behind former Negros Slasher Carlos Sayon's 6 points to narrow the gap to 82-86 with three minutes and nine seconds remaining in the game.

But Rhagnee Sinco scored four straight points to give Toyota a 90-84 lead with 1:46 left, before Paul Ian Poral sank one of his two free throws to seal the victory.

Sinco spearheaded Toyota's offensive attack, amassing 26 points, while Jimboy Robillos contributed 15 markers. Also coming up big for Toyota were Elvin Leonida and Roel Balgos with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Pacing Ceres in a losing cause was Bernie Ursal, the latest addition to its roster, as he poured in 18 points. Ex-Negros Slashers Leo Bat-og and Sayon had 17 and 16 markers, respectively. *CIT

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05-05-2006, 07:26 AM
Friday, May 05, 2006
Crusaders tame Warriors, 75-67
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* Simene Braves also hurdle their opening round game

PUJACA Warriors' Jongjong Waban was his usual self, scoring 35 on Monday night after exploding for 47 points on Sunday's opening of the 1st Vice Mayor and City Council Cup Summer basketball tournament here in NHA, Kauswagan.

Against a determined John Lord Arkie Crusaders, the "Rock" (as the lanky forward Waban is known to his fellow Street Players Club regulars) could only score high again as his team wept to its first defeat in the NHA caging sponsored by vice mayor Michelle Tagarda Spiers and the City Council of Cagayan de Oro.


With big man Boy Quirante leading the Crusaders' assault by knocking in 30 huge points from inside the paints, the Crusaders of team manager Bobby Ybañez debuted with an awe-inspiring 75-67 victory over the pre-tournament favorite Warriors.

The Braves of Engineer Eddie Simene also tamed the Big Brothers, 74-62 behind the guns of Edwin Orinay and James Villamon who overpowered the 33-point production of Yoyong Padilla with a combined 49.

"Bentaha gyod `ning naa tay Allan Caidic sa team kay kon magkalisod sa ilalom naa pa tay option sa gawas," the Crusaders were one in acknowledging the effort of the left-handed Lody de Asis.

All three kick-out assists by point guard Lynde Salgados to a waiting De Asis in the right corner were converted with pro-like precision to spark a dynamic play by the Crusaders starting in the third quarter.

"Matarantar man gud siya kon naa ko iyang makita so, milakaw ko para patsada iyang shooting," later revealed Potia, the beauteous wife of the ageless De Asis.

With Rexie Banuag also providing firepower in the backcourt, the Crusaders' offensive thrust looked better as all of them were able to contribute on points.

"We played as a team tonight while sa ila usa ra pirme ang gadiskarte," was how back-up center Bert Buslon sized up Team 7's triumphant finish.

How they scored

Team 6 Engineer Simene Braves 74--Orinay 28, Villamon 21, Ochavillo 9, Simene 6, Tamayo 6, Abrogueña 4, Borrenaga 0.

Team 2 Big Brothers 62--Padilla 33, Gabao 11, Pagaran 11, Gadiane 2, Rubio 2, Polo 2, Galarpe 0.

2nd game

Team 7 John Lord Arkie Crusaders 75--Quirante 30, De Asis 13, Gorres 9, Briones 8, Salgados 4, Banuag 4, Nambatac 3, Buslon 2, Ybañes 2.

Team 5 Pujaca Warriors 67--Waban 35, Pimentel 9, Jamito 6, Pagador 6, Castil 4, Cagas 4, Hambre 2, Puyales 2.

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05-05-2006, 07:29 AM
Toyota-Iloilo forces
do-or-die showdown
HUELAR SUSPENDED FOR HITTING REFEREE
BY CEDELF TUPAS
visayandailystar.com



This one deserved a better ending.

The Toyota-Iloilo Warriors forced a winner-take-all showdown for the Negros Basketball Association-Mayor's Cup crown last night when it recorded a scrambling 85-82 triumph over Ceres Liner in a match marred by unsportsmanlike actions by crowd favorites Maui Huelar and Christian Antiporda.

Scoreless for a six-minute span, the Warriors hung tough in the final minute, making a key defensive stop, before Rhagnee Sinco and Francis Sanz split their charities, allowing the visiting squad to escape with their second straight win in two nights against Ceres at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Earlier, Sipalay beat JS shell, 90-82, to win third place.

After getting cheers for his exploits on defense during Ceres' daring fightback from 19 points down that eventually fell short, Huelar, apparently frustrated over the loss, punched referee Bante Tionco in the nape moments after the final buzzer sounded.

Some disgruntled fans also got into the fray, before policemen and NBA officials stepped in to restore order.

Huelar's move prompted tournament commissioner Juan Ramon Guanzon to suspend the former Negros Slashers point guard in tonight's showdown.

But Antiporda, who, eyewitnesses said, left Tionco staggering with a kick after Huelar punched the official, escaped suspension.

Guanzon said he will recommend a lifetime ban in the league for Huelar when the NBA board discusses the issue.

Huelar was actually irked when Tionco slapped him a technical foul, after the Ceres playmaker threw the ball hard at him after a Toyota basket early in the fourth quarter.

"We have the momentum but we're just taking it one game at a ime. We know we have an advantage with Huelar out," said Warriors' coach John Trompeta, whose squad also defeated Ceres, 91-86, Tuesday night.

Toyota-Iloilo turned to Sanz early on as the beefy power forward toyed with Leo Bat-og's defense by coming away with 11 of his 18 points in the first period that ended with the Warriors ahead, 27-21.

But Jommel Garrido nailed back-to-back triples to open the next frame to keep Ceres afloat, before Eldren Señeres, Roel Balgos and Loreto Bautista Jr. restored the lead at halftime, 51-46.

With their running game efficiently executed, Toyota broke the game wide open in the third period as Señeres and Elben Leonida hit their stride to establish a 71-56 advantage.

Balgos, who finished with eight points, left the game late in the third period with a bleeding nose, after Ceres' Carlos Sayon accidentally hit him in a rebound play.

But the Warriors refused to wilt in Ceres' physical play and built their biggest lead at 81-62 with more than eight minutes left on a Señeres mid-range jumper.

Leaning on a crippling full-court press and stellar free throw shooting, Ceres got within 81-82 on an Antiporda free throw, before Singco and Sanz sealed the win.

"My players got complacent. It's hard to motivate them especially when you're comfortably ahead," Trompeta told the DAILY STAR.

Bat-og, who, along with Bernie Ursal, was instrumental in Ceres' final push but missed seven free throws, finished with a game-high 19 points, while Antiporda who wowed the crowd with a rare dunk in the first half, added 12 points. Ursal added 13 as Garrido and Sayon chipped in 12 and 9, respectively.

Señeres finished with 13 points, while Leonida picked up 9 for the Warriors, who lost to Ceres in the elimination-round. *CPT

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05-06-2006, 07:54 AM
BJ Star paces Forty Aces caging
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 05/06/2006

BJ STAR Logistics takes the solo lead in the 2006 Forty Aces Multi-Purpose Cooperative Summer Basketball Tournament after posting back-to-back victory at the Visayas Glass gym in Guadalupe.

BJ Stars got its second win at the expense of Pol-Bert Pals, 55-46.

Earlier, JRE Tsunami bounce back from defeat, taking away an 85-61 win against Ho Tong Hardware.

Dodong Monsanto and Rene Escuyos combined for 31 points to lead JRE Tsunami.

With the win, JRE and Ho Tong now shares the second spot with 1-1 win-loss card.

The scores

First game

JRE TSUNAMI (85)-Monsanto 16, Escuyos 16, Postrero 12, Anckermann 10, Rosales 8, Morales 8, Duran 8, Gultiano 2, Pacana 2.

HO TONG (61)-Abais 24, Murillo 13, Santos 8, Ancot 6, Java 5, Gomos 4, Ortega 1.

Second game

BJ STAR (55)-Delfino 21, Chu 8, Samson 7, Ortiz 5, Navaja 4, Delos Angeles 2, Rivera 2, Cane 2, Cartilla 2, Marte 2.

POL-BERT PALS (46)-Igpit 9, Uy 8, Morga 7, Divinagracia 6, Loquias 6, Tancio 4, Alvelda 2, Sayson 2, Zabate 2.

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05-06-2006, 07:56 AM
Spring makes it 8 in a row
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EIGHT DOWN, two to go for defending champion Spring Cooking Oil.


Spring outsteadied Pearl Hotel Manila-Emilio Aguinaldo College, 73-70, in a tight and exciting contest Thursday to move within two games of completing a rare two-round sweep in the 2006 PICAA Open basketball tournament at the EAC gym in Manila.

Alvin Morante nailed a wide-open three-point shot with 56 seconds left to shatter the game’s last deadlock at 70 and the Cooking Oil Masters defended well in the closing seconds to seal their eighth win.

The Cooking Oil Masters of national shooter Nathaniel "Tac’’ Padilla only have to beat Wang’s Secret Spices and Foods and Homer’s Cagers to complete the sweep in the tourney supported by Manila Vice Mayor Danny Lacuna, Chloe Lightings and Tomish Café (Dapitan).

Pearl-EAC actually had two chances to send the game into overtime but Nino Songco and Ronjay Buenafe both missed their three-point shots.

Patrick Tiongco topscored for Spring with 13 points, followed by Mark Yee and Mar Reyes with 11 each and Morante with 10.

UP-Mighty Filter won by forfeiture over Wang’s SSF in the other game.

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05-06-2006, 08:00 AM
Mansilingan U-19
cagers post 3rd win
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Barangay Mansilingan routed Brgy. 12, 86-53, Monday for its third straight victory in Bracket C of the 19-Under division of the 2006 Monico Cup Summer Basketball Tournament at the Brgy. Punta Taytay Gym in Bacolod City.

Brgy. 10, coached by Christopher Makilan, registered a 63-50 trouncing of Brgy. 2 for its second win in three games in Bracket A, while Bacolod Tay Tung High School ripped Brgy. Montevista, 92-65, during their exhibition game in Bracket D.

Kim Lecerio and Jeraled Delima poured in 13 and 8 first half points, respectively, to spearhead Mansilingan in establishing a comfortable 57-25 advantage at intermission.

Lecerio and Delima also combined for 7 markers in the payoff period to seal the win for Mansilingan, mentored by former Philippine Basketball Association cager Genesis Sasuman.

Lecerio topscored for Mansilingan with 16 points, while Delima and James Doromal chipped in 12 and 9 points, respectively.

Meanwhile, the trio of Ryan Divada, Arnel Villaranda and Darren Sadie combined for 18 points in the second half for Brgy. 10 to pull away from Brgy. 2 after having a 28-26 buffer at halftime.

Divada and Villaranda registered 12 points each to power Brgy. 10's offensive attack as Sadie added 9 markers. Henry Canlas paced Brgy. 2 in a losing effort with 12 markers, while Anthony Regalado finished with 9 points.

Anchoring Tay Tung's charge against Montevista was John Francis Espina, canning 18 points. Alvin Qua, Kim Flores and Alan Morales also posted solid numbers for BTTHS with 16, 12 and 11 markers, respectively.

Steven Carranza had 14 points, 10 coming in the first quarter, for Montevista. Backstopping Carranza were John Mark Dela Cruz and Kirry Sellado, posting 13 and 9 points, respectively. *CIT

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05-08-2006, 08:26 AM
UV, UC face separate rivals today in Cebu Invitational hoop
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 05/08/2006

Five-time Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) champion University of the Visayas Green Lancers and losing finalist University of Cebu Webmasters will show their wares today when they face separate rivals from Manila in the opening of the four-day Cebu Invitational tournament at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Lancers, who will miss the services of CESAFI MVP Mark Ababon and defensive pivotman Randy Sevilla, will still rely on some of their mainstays when they go up against the College of St. Benilde Blazers in the main game.

After the 1pm preliminary between the two-time CESAFI women's champion UC Lady Webmasters against the USC Lady Warriors, the UC Webmasters will go up against the Ateneo Blue Eagles, the 2002 UAAP champion.

Coach Elmer "Boy" Cabahug will bank on the 6-8 tower of Rino Berami, Ariel Mepaña, Jayford Rodriguez, Eulogio Lasala, Jr. Harry Von Lanete, Jezar Esperat, Gaylord Santos and Eduardo Arda. They will be backed-up by some under trainees in the duration of the tournament.

The presence of Paolo Orbeta and Jay Sagad in the Blazers' roster is still in doubt because they are playing for the Rain or Shione Elastoseal in the PBL.

Even without Ababon and Sevilla, the Lancers are still the favorites over the Blazers in tonight's contest.

The Webmasters meanwhile, will miss the services of topgunner Orville Saludsod and big man Ata Ayuk, who already graduated therefore giving the visiting Eagles a bigger chance of winning.

Should UV wins and UC loses, they will meet tomorrow and it will be a showdown betwen the Eagles and the Blazers during the seconed day of the tournament.

The Eagles of coach Norman Black will parade at least three players who made it into the RP Youth Team last year namely Ken Barracoso, Macky Escalon and Johann Uichico, son of San Miguel Beer coach Jong Uichico. The other players are Rabe Al Hussaini, Ford Arao, Yuri Escueta, JC Intal, Doug Kramer, Zion Laterre, Eman Monfort, Marin Quimson, Jai Reyes, son of National Team coach Chot reyes Eric Salamat and Chris Tiu.

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05-08-2006, 08:28 AM
Monday, May 08, 2006
UV faces Blazers; UC takes on Blue Eagles
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It will be a tall order for the University of Cebu Webmasters as they face the bigger and heftier Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles in the opening day of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Friendship Games at the Cebu Coliseum.

Although the Webmasters, first runner-up last year in the Cesafi, have a versatile line-up, their lack of size will be a big drawback as they try to contain the Blue Eagles, who will be led by sophomore 6-foot-9 center Japeth Aguilar and 6-6 forward Douglas Kramer.

The rest of the Blue Eagles include Raben Al-Hussaini, Ford Arao, Ken Joseph Barracoso, Mark Anthony Escalona, John Intal, Zion Laterre, Emmanuel Nazareno, Martin Quimson, Jose Antonio Reyes plus two or three new recruits.

In the nightcap, five-time Cesafi champion University of the Visayas Green Lancers will need to flex their muscles against the battle-tested College of St. Benilde Blazers.

NCAA MVP

Last year’s NCAA MVP Ernie Jay Sagad will lead the Blazers in a game expected to be explosive and high scoring.

Sagad will be joined by Kristian Aldover, Christian Cabatu, John Dayrit, Jingle Devaras, Abdel Zahir, Glang, Gilbert Good, Gerard Layug, Carlo Manding, Jeffrey Morial, Paolo Orbeta, Harvey Porras, Kristoffer Robles, Carlos Miguel Trillo and Martin Urra Jr.

Jayford Rodriguez, Morsie Akad, Jun Lasala and Rino Berami will lead the Lancers.

The Men’s matches will be ushered in by the match between the CSB Lady Blazers and the University of Cebu Lady Webmasters. (RCM)

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05-08-2006, 08:31 AM
Monday, May 08, 2006
Home Builders dump PhilHealth in Hoop Jams
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The expected close match between the two unbeaten squads turned out to be a one-sided affair as Cebu Home Builders slammed PhilHealth with an eye-popping 40-point winning margin, 85-45, in the 5th Thirsty Hoops Jams basketball tournament at the Bright Academy Gym in Banilad, Cebu City.

Victor Bacalso scattered 23 points and Regan Pepito added 16 as Cebu Gome Builders joined Nature’s Spring on top of Bracket B with identical 3-0 records.

William Balbera and Arnold Florentino chipped in 10 points apiece for Cebu Home Builders, which ripped the game apart with a sizzling 24-8 run in the second period, and followed it up with a 22-9 third quarter blast for a commanding 36-point lead, 67-31, entering the final canto.

Cebu Home Builders outscored PhilHealth in the final 10 minutes of play, 18-14, to record one of the most lopsided victories in the league’s five-year history.

Nigel Catao and Cresente Manlunes combined for 21 points, but their efforts were not enough as PhilHealth tasted its first defeat after a rousing 3-0 start.

In the other game, Petron checked its two-game slump by demolishing the winless Pejman Inc., 68-44.

Edmar Pateno had 19 points, while Serg Jayme and Nataniel Quilab chipped in 17 and 12 markers, respectively, for Petron, which blazed to a 21-point advantage at halftime, 39-18. Petron never looked back from there.

Petron (68) – Pateno 19, Jayme 17, Quilab 12, Tatoy 8, Rodriguez 6, Hipulan 4, Emi Ramos 2. Pejman (44) – Bugtas 16, Sechong 10, Padilla 7, Ruiz 5, Famacion 2, Villegas 2, Agdeppa 2. Quarters: 23-8, 39-18, 52-29, 68-44.

Cebu Home Builders (85) – Bacalso 23, Pepito 16, Balberas 10, Florentino 10, Lunor 9, Baguio 7, Polancos 4, Navaja 3, Mayuela 3. PhilHealth (45) – Catao 11, Manlunes 10, Policios 8, Yap 7, Basilan 4, Nadela 2, Palma 2, Teves 1. Quarters: 21-14, 45-22, 67-31, 85-45.

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05-08-2006, 08:35 AM
Toyota-Iloilo claims NBA crown
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The Toyota-Iloilo Warriors unleashed a searing final minute rally and pounced on Ceres Liner's crucial mistakes to post a tight 91-89 triumph Wednesday night and capture the title of the 2006 NBA-Mayor's Cup Summer Basketball Tournament in Bacolod City.

Mythical five member Jimboy Robillos spearheaded Toyota's sizzling comeback from 16 points down in the final period where he made 10 markers to help the visiting squad pull off the hard-earned victory before a big crowd at the Po Hang Gym.

The victory capped a three-game win streak by the Warriors over the Oscar Aquino-mentored Ceres cagers, who failed to capitalize on its twice-to-beat edge in the finals.

"This title is a product of our teamwork, hardwork and discipline," said Toyota team owner Robert Uy, whose squad hammered out an 85-82 win Wednesday night to force a winner-take-all encounter.

Eldrin Señeres and Rhagnee Sinco, who also made it to the Mythical Five, finished with 16 and 15 points, respectively, to pace the Warriors, who also drew double-digit numbers from four other players.

Robillos finished with 14 points, including the game-winning lay-up that broke an 89-all deadlock with five seconds left, while Roel Balgos, Francis Sanz and Edu Allado combined for 32 points. After struggling in Game 1 of the finals, Christian Antiporda exploded for 29 points but made some crucial errors down the stretch, hastening Ceres' defeat. Antiporda escaped suspension despite kicking referee Bante Tionco after their Game 1 loss.

Ceres missed the services of center Bernie Ursal, Carlos Sayon and temperamental guard Maui Huelar, who was suspended for punching Tionco in the nape. Leo Bat-og was adjudged Most Valuable Player of the tournament with teammate Reymund Ilagan also joining him in the mythical five. *CPT

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05-09-2006, 10:43 AM
UV mangles St. Benilde; Ateneo Blue Eagles claw UC Webmasters in CESAFI Friendship Games
By Gabby G. Malagar

The Freeman 05/09/2006

The University of the Visayas Green Lancers and the Ateneo Blue Eagles last night demolished separate rivals in the opening matches of the Cebu Invitational Basketball Tournament billed as the CESAFI Friendship Games at the Cebu Coliseum. Games today

1:30 pm St. Benilde vs. USJ-R (Women's)

3 pm UC vs. UV

5 pm Ateneo vs. St. Benilde

The Lancers, who started to wax hot in the second quarter after taking a 20-19 lead at the end of the opening period, mercilessly demolished the College of St. Benilde Blazers, 82-56, while the Blue Eagles soared high and slammed the University of Cebu Webmasters, 107-85.

It was a double setback for St. Benilde as the Lady Blazers lost to the University of San Carlos Lady Warriors in the preliminary match, 74-81.

Limiting PBL veteran Paolo Orbeta to only two points, the Lancers displayed the wares enough to show to the Blazers why they won the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) title for the five straight years,

The Lancers and the Eagles are expected to arrange a title showdown on Thursday as they are the favorties over UC and St. Benilde in their respective matches today.

The tandem of Ariel Mepaña and Jayford Rodriguez brought the heaviest damage to the Blazers, but it was the unexpected explosion of Jaymar Tacaldo that caught the Blazers by surprise. Tacaldo finished with 11 points, while Ritchum Denison added 12 markers.

Mepaña led the Lancers with 17 points while Rodriguez followed with 16 points.

Gerard Layug had a silent 14 points to lead the Blazers.

Earlier, Doug Kramer collected 21 points pace the Blue Eagles, who paraded a taller line-up than the Webmasters. JC Intal had 18 points for the Ateneans.

Four other Ateneo players scored in double figures, underscoring a well-balanced offense. They are Chris Tiu, Rabe Al Hussaini, Jai Reyes, Eric Salamat.

The scores

First game

USC (81) - Delos Reyes 29, Regidor 10, Ceniza 10, Cañete 10, Lim 5, Tan 4, Balaba 2, Andaya 2

St. Benilde (74) - Salvacion 20, Reyes 12, Sansalada 12, Banaria 1, Tan 9, Reigo 2

Second game

Ateneo (107) - Kramer 21, Intal 18, Tiu 15, Reyes 12, Al Hussaini 12, Salamat 11, Monfort 5, Barracoso 4, Escueta 4, Escalona 2, Quinson 2, Arao 2 UC (85) - Canceran 17, Villanil 16, Abellanosa 12, Tulda 10, Reiz 8, Mamalias 6, Ompad 5, Abatayo 5, Ceniza 2, Agas 2

Third game

UV (82) - Mepaña 17, Rodriguez 16, Berami 13, Dennison 12, Tacaldo 11, Esperat 4, Pepito 3, Santos 2, Akad 2, Arda 2

St. Benilde (56) - Layug 14, Urra 6, Apover 6, David 6, Sevilla 5, Johnson 5, Cadiz 4, Manlapaz 3, Lavarez 2, Orbeta 2

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05-09-2006, 10:48 AM
John Arne Construction demolishes Calape selection in goodwill match
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 05/09/2006

The Cebu-based John Arne Construction demolished the Calape Gold Star Selection of Mayor Ernest Herrera, 94-75, in their exhibition match last Sunday at the Calape Sports Center.

Playing coach Boy Te, a dentist by profession, went on a scoring frenzy in the second period to help John Arne build as much as 20 points lead.

Despite he did not play in the first quarter as he was busy plotting down their gameplan, Te still topscored for John Arne with 22 points.

John Arne, the champion in the recent Guadalupe Inter-Commercial Tournament, blew the Calape cagers into pieces as the Cebuano visitors mounted a 24-point bulge, 89-65, on Ernie Mansueto's basket with a minute left to play.

Te got sufficient backing offensive from Pablo Sullano and Jimbo Noel, who cashed in 17 and 10 markers, respectively.

The Calape Gold Star went to former Adamson University star Gavino Cubillo, who scored all his 28 points at the shaded lane.

Ranulfo Majomot added 12 points for Calape, which, after a basket by Junjun Gallego that tied the count at 2-all, never tasted the lead the entire game. Calape could only come close by six points, 33-39 on Cubillo's basket.

The Calape goodwill encounter was among the highlights of Calape fiesta, which incidentally commences today.

The scores

John Arne (94) - Te 22, Sullano 17, Noel 10, J. Mauro 9, Seno 8, Roncal 8, Reyes 8, Mansueto 6, O. Mauro 6

Calape Gold Star (75) - Cubillo 28, Majomot 12, Tesorio 11, Nanug 6, Palacio 6, Josol 2, Palado 2, Ruyeras 2, Abarquez 2, Gallego 2, Guitguiten 2 Quarterscores: 20-10; 43-33; 68-55; 94-75

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05-10-2006, 07:03 AM
WV cagers advance;
athletics squads falter
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN



NAGA CITY -- Banking on their precise offensive execution down the stretch, the Western Visayas cagers trounced Bracket C rival Davao, 95-84, yesterday to clinch a quarterfinal slot in the 2006 Palarong Pambansa basketball tournament at the Metro Naga Sports Complex here.

But it was the National Capital Region that grabbed the early lead in the overall championship race after ruling the rhythmic elementary and secondary girls' gymnastics for 15 points in each division.

Maggie Wagan and Rizza Garcia spearheaded the Big City's bid as they reigned supreme in the individual all-around event of the rhythmic secondary and elementary girls', respectively. It was also a tough day for Region VI in its campaign in athletics as its players got shutout in the gold medal count. Ilonggo Junrey Tayab delivered the lone medal --- a silver --- for WV in the secondary boys' javelin throw.

Meanwhile, the Lagrimas Ciokon-mentrod elementary softball girls' squad of Region VI, bannered by Education and Training Center School standouts, began its campaign in style by clobbering Davao, 10-0.

The WV sipa team of Xander John Jaleco, Jieggal Villanueva, John Dexter Salaver and Dave Telequido posted a 2-0 victory over Caraga for its initial win.

The sepak takraw squad of Region VI, coached by John Anthony Ambong, also scored a win for the delegation after blanking Eastern Visayas, 2-0, while its elementary baseball team was nipped by Western Mindanao, 5-4.

WV also registered an impressive 8-1 triumph over Bicol in the elementary hostilities of elementary boys' doubles.

After only having a slim 67-66 advantage going into the fourth quarter, 6'2" center John Michael Noble spearheaded Region VI's attack as he exploded for 12 points in the final canto to seal the victory for Western Visayas.

Noble ignited an 18-9 run by Region VI to extend the lead to 90-79 with 2:56 remaining in the game. He connected on two free throw opportunities to give WV as 74-70 lead to halt Davao's come-from-behind attempt.

Noble, a student of West Negros College, dominated the shaded area with his long reach to grab offensive rebounds and convert easy put back attempts.

The Davao stalwarts, who trailed Region VI, 43-48 at halftime, trimmed WV's lead in the third quarter by outscoring the latter, 23-19. Iloilo Chinese Commercial School standouts Jumel Louie Chien and Jetric Sumido, and Jarel Jared Siao, a student of University of San Agustin-Iloilo, also made solid contributions for Region VI, pouring in 16 points each.

The WV dribblers, coached by Vincent Conlu, hope to score its third victory when they collide with Zamboanga at 7:30 a.m. today. Region VI routed Cordillera Administrative Region, 75-48, Sunday for its first win.*CIT

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05-12-2006, 07:53 AM
Friday, May 12, 2006
Rebels, Atendido lead basketball tilt in GenSan
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GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Defending champion St. Elizabeth Hospital (SEH) Rebels and the renamed Atendido Eye Specialist appeared to be the early leaders in the ongoing Saturday-Sunday Basketball Club (SSBC) First Conference here.

The Rebels treated the Bueno (formerly SK), last year's third runner-up, its first defeat in the first round of the elimination stage when they squared off in the first game Sunday at the Bula Gym, 80-61.


With Rheal Barcena providing a tremendous 25 points including two from beyond the arc in the third canto, the Rebels had been leading the game all the way from the first.

Joel Pineda and Lemuel Tañamor aided the Rebels with 14 and 12 markers apiece to sequester all quarters, 22-14, 36-30, 59, 45, 80-61.

Loloy Cloa's 15-point production did not help any to stave off the onslaught of the Rebels under playing manager-coach Antonio "Tony Boy" Veneracion, also president of the General Santos City Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Meantime, the Atendido Eye Specialist stole the limelight from early favorite NHU Customs Brokerage of SSBC President Nestor H. Ugsad, Jr. when they encountered in a tight squabble Saturday morning. 70-69.

The Eye Specialist, trailing behind NHU 48-43 at the close of the third, zoomed an eight-point rally to the finish with newcomer Daclan providing six to complete his remarkable 28-mark production.

On the other hand, the Jigzpi Outfitters, last year's first runner-up, regained its posture Saturday after an opening day loss to the Rebels by dumping the Pajomac, 74-69. The Outfitters had scored Pajomac in all canto, 27-26, 38-31, 52-48, 74-69.

Bebot Semilla and Boboy Jardeliza chalked in 21 and 20 markers, respectively, to keep the Outfitters' momentum despite the combined 34-points harvest of Pet Diazon and Oying Berguia for the Pajomac. It was Pajomac's second defeat.

Meanwhile, the Exodus Reunion-Milgar Aqua routed JBN, 81-70, in a hotly contested last game of the weekend.

JBN was leading until the middle of the third when Regie Sulla fired two to change the tide in favor of Exodus, 56-55, and never looked back. It was Exodus' first win and JBN's second loss in this year's SSBC First Conference.

When the final buzzer was sounded off, Sulla tallied the game's highest 24 points. (Spas News Service)

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05-15-2006, 07:45 AM
Brgy.25-26 selection
stuns Singcang quintet
Visayandailystar.com



The Barangay 25 and 26 selection held off defending champion Singcang-Airport, 77-70, Wednesday for its third win in Bracket A of the Monico Cup Inter-Barangay Basketball Tournament at the Brgy. 35 gymnasium in Bacolod City.

White de los Santos sizzled for 25 points as the Brgy. 25 and 26 cagers dealt Singcang its first defeat in this year's tournament. De los Santos got ample support from Mark de la Torre, who added 17 points, and Jason Orario, who made 11.

Reigning MVP Nonilon Pedriña failed to rescue Singcang this time as he was limited to only 3 points in the final period. Pedriña, however, came away with 24 points, including 16 in the opening half.

In other games, Mandalagan and Brgy. 10 notched their third victory at the expense of Montevista and Brgy. 39, respectively, to share the Bracket D lead.

Mandalagan was led by August Palmares and Elvie Rasmo, who posted 18 and 13 points, respectively, in an 86-71 win over Montevista, which was paced by Leo Palma with 21 points.

Joemarie Maceda made 19 points to spearhead Brgy. 10's 78-49 rout of Brgy. 39. Patot de Oca and Nene Gonzaga contributed 12 points each for the Troy Limson-mentored Brgy. 10 squad.

Estefania, led by RJ Peñas and Rojie Gelasan, stopped Cabug, 60-53 for its third triumph in Bracket C.

Other results saw Banago beating Brgy. 3, 76-54; Brgy. 12 routing Brgy. 21, 86-59; Mandalagan nipping Villamonte, 86-83; Brgy. 35 and 36 dumping Brgy. 9, 84-52; Villamonte prevailing over Brgy. 14, 75-68; Estefania tripping Brgy. 21, 83-59; Tangub coming away with an 86-73 triumph over Tangub and Brgy. 7 winning over Taculing, 69-65. *

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05-17-2006, 09:38 AM
Tay Tung paces
BUS Group tilt
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Reigning titlist Bacolod Tay Tung High School-A drubbed two rivals over the weekend for its seventh consecutive victory in the Basketball Unified Sports Group-Panasonic Cup 10-Under Tournament at the Po Hang Gym in Bacolod City.

The Gerome Aledron-mentored BTTHS-A dribblers trounced St. John's Institute, 68-59, Saturday, before scoring a resounding 72-25 win over Trinity Christian School Sunday.

John Nieles poured in 16 points to spearhead Tay Tung-A's offensive attack against SJI. Backstopping Nieles were Kib Montalbo and Kim Bayquin, who contributed 15 points each.

The TCS cagers of coach Digol de Leon and Mansilingan Christian Academy also registered triumphs against a BTTHS-B squad that has never won in seven games.

Trinity crushed Tay Tung-B, 54-41, before MCA posted a 68-22 demolition against BTTHS-B. *CIT

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05-18-2006, 09:04 AM
MONICO CUP
Defending champ Tangub
gains quarterfinals
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Defending champion Barangay Tangub posted a 61-54 victory over Pueblo Rosario-Eroreco yesterday to gain a quarterfinal slot in the 19-Under category of the 2006 Monico Cup Inter-Barangay Summer Basketball Tournament at the Brgy. 39 Gym in Bacolod City.

The Tangub cagers, coached by Roderick Aungon, completed a four-game sweep in the elimination round to top Bracket A.

Meanwhile, Brgys. Bata and Mandalagan improved to 2-1 after trouncing their respective opponents as Brgy. 18 tripped guest team Bacolod Tay Tung High School, 77-74, in Bracket D. The Jomar Villamor-mentored Bata squad hammered Brgy. 14, 87-60, in Bracket B, while the Mandalagan dribblers of coach Ronni Illustrisimo scored an 89-68 ripping of Brgy. 12 in Bracket C.

Tangub opened the fourth quarter with a 9-0 run behind Alain Cabalhin's 4 points for a comfortable 53-44 advantage with five minutes and 22 seconds remaining in the game. But Pueblo Rosario countered with a 6-0 spurt to cut the deficit to 54-55 before Cabalhin stopped its last-ditch uprising by connecting on a fastbreak lay-up for a 57-54 lead with 39 seconds left.

Jay Uy, skipper of the West Negros College Baby Mustangs, sealed the victory for Tangub, sinking two crucial free throws for a 59-54 buffer with 8 seconds remaining. Cabalhin spearheaded Tangub's offensive attack with 20 points against a feisty Pueblo Rosario squad that established a 25-22 lead at halftime. Uy and Allan Santander, a student of University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, contributed 15 and 13 markers, respectively, for Tangub.

Pacing Pueblo Rosario in its losing effort was Alvin Lardino, who poured in 17 points, while Carlo Pelingon canned 14 markers.

Bata, which erected a comfortable 45-32 advantage at intermission, relied on its balanced offensive charge for a win over Brgy. 14.

Kenneth Decolongon registered 16 points to power Bata, while Joemel Paderog and Jovert Morante added 14 and 12, respectively. Luigi Ohoylan and Quicki Pastrana picked up 10 points each.

Topscoring for Brgy. 14 was Mark Ong, who posted 14 points, while Ronjoe Aquino and Allen Sumpay shot 13 and 12 markers, respectively.*CIT

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05-19-2006, 08:44 AM
Gaisano 3-on-3
'final four' starts
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Reigning titlist West Negros College demolished Bacolod Tay Tung High School-A, 12-2, yesterday to gain the last semifinal berth in the Gaisano 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at the Gaisano City Activity Center in Bacolod City.

The other squads that have already booked seats in the semifinal round are La Salle Nursing-A, Tay Tung Alumni and Living Heritage Christian Academy-A.

The Baby Mustangs eye a championship slot when they take on Tay Tung Alumni at 2:30 p.m. today, before the LSN-A cagers collide with LHCA-A in the other semifinal encounter.

Composing the WNC squad that trampled the Gerome Aledron-mentored BTTHS-A dribblers yesterday were Michael Noble, Jay Philip Uy, Niño Jardiolin and Michael Cepriano.

The champion of the tournament, which is handled by tournament manager Rolando "Jack" Marañon, regional commissioner of the Basketball Association of the Philippines, will receive P10,000.

The first and second runners-up of the summer basketball event will be given P7,000 and P5,000, respectively. *CIT

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05-19-2006, 08:45 AM
Spring Oil wins PICAA title
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Spring Cooking Oil subdued King’s Bakeshop, 70-66, Wednesday night to retain the PICAA Open basketball crown via a unprecedented sweep at the EAC gym in Manila.


Marvin Yambao and eventual MVP winner Aldrin Morante sparkled for the Cooking Oil Masters of national shooter Nathaniel "Tac" Padilla by delivering the goods when it mattered most.

Yambao scored six of his team-high 13 points in the payoff period, while Morante joined Danny Capobres in holding off King’s Bakeshop’s rally late in the third.

"We’re very happy to win the title again," said coach Efren "Yong" Garcia. "The boys played hard all the way until the end."

Padilla praised his charges for their hard work and determination. "They displayed big fighting hearts and they went out determined to keep their unbeaten slate," said Padilla of his boys.

Spring Cooking Oil swept all its assignments in the two-round tourney sponsored by Manila Vice Mayor Danny Lacuna, Chloe Lightings and Tomish Café (Dapitan).

Earlier, Pearl Hotel-Emilio Aguinaldo College finished third by beating Homer Cagers, 94-86, in overtime.

The scores:

Spring (70) – Yambao 13, Morante 12, Bamson 9, Neo 8, Yee 6, Manuel 6, Tiongco 5, Reyes 4, De Castro 4, Capobres 3, Cuenca 0.

King’s (66) – David 19, Palaganas 16, Bernardos 8, De Guia 7, Litonjua 6, Zablan 3, Marucot 2, Mendiola 2, Gadiane 2, Corbin 1.

Quarterscores: 13-18, 38-30, 53-44, 70-66.

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05-20-2006, 07:45 AM
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Mandaluyong trounces Antipolo in junior cage tilt
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BRYAN Sia came away with 24 points to power Batang Purefoods Chunkee-Mandaluyong to a 64-44 rout over Batang Talk N Text-Antipolo Friday in the 2006 Burlingtong Batang PBA junior summer league at the Ynares Center.


Sia scored 10 of his total points in the second quarter as the Batang Giants rallied from a 5-16 deficit in the first quarter to tie the score at 23 at halftime.

Then Nicole John Cerbito took over in the third, scoring all but one of his 15 points in the period as Batang Purefoodss Chunkee-Mandaluyong took the lead for good, 42-29, en route to their second win in three games in Group A. TnT-Antipolo picked up its second loss in as many games.

In the other games, Ketley Villar scored 11 points and Kenneth John Reynaldo added 10 to lead Batang Red Bull-Makati to a 92-51 romp over Batang PBA Greats-Marikina.

Miguel Paolo Librea scored 18 points and Terrence Mustre added 15 as Batang Air21 defeated Batang Sta. Lucia-San Juan, 54-40.

The Batang Barakos stayed unbeaten in three games in Group A while dealing the Batang Realtors their third consecutive defeat in as many outings.

The scores:
First Game
Red Bull-Makati 92 - Villar 11, Reynaldo 10, Torres 9, Time 8, Ortega 8, Neiva 8, Ulit 8, Torres 7, Zapanta 7, Jose 6, Paringit 4, Enriquez 4, Catado 2, Medina 0, Hernandez 0.

PBA Greats-Marikina 51-Mandos 8, Mendoza 8, De Guzman 6, Romero 5, Bernardo 5, Canicula 5, Caburna 5,Londat 3, Buena Obra 3, Urbino 3, Santos 0, Caronite 0, Manaloto 0, Del Rosario 0.

Quarters: 28-8; 55-15; 72-27; 92-51.

Second Game
Purefoods-Mandaluyong 64 - Sia 24, Cerbito 15, Darroca 8, Dela paz 5, Brazil 4, Aguilar 3, Fortes 3, Carandang 2, Esplana 0, Preginal 0, Abalaos 0, Balcita 0, Castillo 0, Carlos 0, Reyes 0.

Talk N Text-Antipolo 44 - Riola 11, Baliton 9, De Mesa 9, Repato 6, Agpalo 2, Abella 2, Villanueva 2, Sumagaysay 2, Cayabyab 1, Lutia 0, Luy 0, Cruz 0, Diwa 0, Abila 0.

Quarters: 5-16, 23-23; 42-29; 64-44.

Air 21-Manila 54 -- Librea 18, Mustre 15, Castor 9, Pardo 6, Diaz 4, Villanueva 2, Babilonia 0, Mendoza 0, Salas 0, Bautista 0, Perena 0, Tapia 0, Munsayac 0, Polo 0, Miranda 0.

San Juan-Sta. Lucia 40 -- Malapitan 12, Teng 10, Mendoza 4, Marcial 3, Obillo 2, Capacio 2, Aquino 2, Reyes 1, Shrijvers 0, Joven 0, Lumahan 0, Tan 0, Tioseco 0.

Quarters: 5-7; 19-9; 33-29; 54-40 (PR/Sunnex)

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05-20-2006, 07:46 AM
Pol-Bert Pals, Ho Tong Hardware stay alive in Forty Aces semis
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 05/20/2006

Pol-Bert Pals and Ho Tong Hardware will try to keep their bids alive after winning against separate opponents in the semi-final round of the Forty Aces MPC Second Conference at the Visayan Glass gym.

Pol-Bert came up with a big 80-67 win against BJ Star Logistics as Bebot Ancot, Lito Palapar and Bong Loquias combined for 38 points to lead the team.

On the other hand, Ho Tong Hardware also posted an easy win against JRE Tsunami, 71-64.

Oscar Alegrado carried most of the load for Ho Tong in the final half with Paul Abais also performing his role well that distracted JRE.

The scores

First game

POL-BERT (80) - Ancot 16, Palapar 12, Loquias 10, Morga 7, Sayson 6, Divinagracia 6, Uy 5, Igpit 5, Tojoy 5, Almencion 4, Tancio2, Zabate2.

BJ STAR (67) - Delfino 16, Marte 12, Samson 11, Chu 10, Cartilla 8, Rivera 6, Basalo 2, Cane 2. Second game

HO TONG (71) - Alegado 14, Abais 14, Lareta 8, Gabutan 6, Java 6, Gomos 6, Santos 6, Ortega 4, Murillo 3, Alegarme 2, Paez 2.

JRE TSUNAMI (64) - Escuyos14, Campomanes 12, Duran 9, Medina 8, Gultiano 8, Monsanto 5, Morales 4, Postrero 3, Padriga 1.

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05-20-2006, 09:33 AM
Banago clinches
U-26 quarterfinal berth
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Barangay Banago turned back a feisty Brgy. 8 squad, 89-83, in Bracket B yesterday for a quarterfinal seat in the 26-Under category of the 2006 Monico Cup Summer Basketball Tournament at the Brgy. 35 Gym in Bacolod City.

In the other 26-Under game, Montevista eked out a 60-59 victory over Brgy. 17, but failed to book a place in the quarterfinals after losing in the quotient system to Brgys. 10 and Mandalagan.

Spearheading the offensive attack of the Mensot Agbas-mentored Banago cagers was Bryan Genolos, exploding for 22 points, while Kirby Demlara chipped in 13 markers. Genolos, who powered Banago's charge in the payoff period with 8 points to seal the win, and Demlara also combined for 21 markers in the first half to give their squad a 42-39 lead at halftime.

Elson Garida carried the scoring load for Brgy. 8 as he amassed 22 points. Also posting solid numbers for Brgy. 8 were Jerry Barriento and Raymond Pabillo, pouring in 14 and 10 markers, respectively.

In the Montevista-Brgy. 17 encounter, the Montevista dribblers relied on their balanced offensive charge, having four players scoring in double figures for the triumph.

Anchoring Montevista's offense were Marvin Balatbat and Mark Sabusap with 14 points each as Theodoro Lara and Leo Palma added 13 and 10 points, respectively. Al Magay led Brgy. 17 after registering 14 points. Jay Pritos and Noel Labega picked up 12 and 11 markers, respectively.

Meanwhile, Brgy. 14 tripped Cabug, 46-44, during their Bracket C match in the 19-Under competitions as Mandalagan trounced Punta Taytay, 75-63, in Bracket D. Pahanocoy enjoyed a walkover win against Montevista. *CIT

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05-21-2006, 11:26 AM
GAISANO 3-ON-3
WNC, Tay Tung enter finals
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Defending champion West Negros College and Tay Tung Alumni clipped separate opponents to arrange a championship showdown in the Gaisano 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Gaisano City Activity Center in Bacolod City Thursday.

The WNC cagers, coached by Dennis "Jack" Tumayan, came-from-behind to prevail over La Salle Nursing-A, 7-6, while Tay Tung Alumni registered a 9-8 victory over Living Heritage Christian Academy-A.

The Wesnecans will take on Tay Tung Alumni for the crown on May 28, after LSN-A collides with LHCA-A in the battle for third at 2:30 p.m.

After trailing 4-2 early in the contest, West Negros relied on the stifling perimeter defense of Jay Philip Uy and the height advantage of the 6'2" center Michael Noble to complete a come-from-behind win. RB Chua spearheaded Tay Tung Alumni's offense against Living Heritage, pouring in 4 points as Carl Edemne added 3 markers.

John Anthony Cañizares and Gerald Abrot paced LHCA-A and LSN-A, respectively, posting 6 and 3 points. The champion will receive P10,000, while the first and second runners-up will bring home P7,000 and P5,000, respectively. *CIT

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05-23-2006, 09:53 AM
Fil-Sino finals set
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San Mig Coffee and Pacific Motor Parts meet for the Fil-Sino Intercolor Tournament crown tonight after posting contrasting wins against separate rivals Wednesday at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Leaning on a final-quarter explosion, San Mig Coffee stormed to an 87-69 triumph over Negros Grace Pharmacy, while a short-handed Pacific squad went through a wringer before edging Eversure Marketing, 80-78. The finals is set at 7 tonight with San Mig Coffee as favorites, owing to its 81-67 win in the elimination round.

Mars Echarri had 23 points and Jeff Wee scored 18 points to help San Mig Coffee pull away in the second half. Marc Lo and Celhelm Uy also made their presence felt with 10 points apiece, while Marvin Ortiz added 9.

Archie Co led Negros Grace with 12 points with Johnnyson Yu, Charlton Ong and Irvin Llacer combining for 29 markers.

Pacific drew impressive numbers from Melvin Joseff Baclay, who stepped up in the absence of Arvin Gustilo and John Montemayor, finishing with 21 points. Brian Tan and Atong Villanueva also made 17 apiece, while Ton Ton Chua added 14. Villanueva scored the last 4 points, including two free throws with 18 seconds to go that proved to be the winning baskets. *CPT

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05-24-2006, 07:18 AM
Cage celebrities tackle Aurorans

The Philippine Star 05/24/2006

BALER, Aurora — A crack team of cage celebrities, led by action stars Philip Salvador, Ronnie Ricketts and Ian Veneracion will pit brains and brawns against a local selection, to be bannered by House deputy minority leader Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara and Rommel Angara in the provincial government-sponsored "Aurorans vs Celebrities" basketball game set this Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Dr. Juan Angara Sports Complex here.

Aurora Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo said the basketball game will be for the benefit of people with disabilities (PWDs), indigenous peoples, youth and women.

She said proceeds from the game will be used to finance the construction of the People Empowerment Center (PEC) of her administration.

"This is part of my six-point integrated development agenda for the province of Aurora anchored on HEALTH which stands for health, education, agriculture, livelihood, trade and human resource development," she said. — Manny Galvez

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05-24-2006, 07:24 AM
Tay Tung-A, SJI
cagers set title duel
visayandailystar.com



Reigning titlist Bacolod Tay Tung High School-A and St. John's Institute trounced separate opponents Sunday to forge a title showdown in the 2nd Basketball Unified Sports Group-Panasonic Cup basketball tournament at the Po Hang Gym in Bacolod City.

BTTHS-A, coached by Gerome Aledron, scored a resounding 90-28 victory over Trinity Christian School to complete an eight-game sweep in the elimination round, while SJI routed Mansilingan Christian Academy, 62-50, for a place in the finals.

Powering Tay Tung-A's offensive attack were Kib Montalbo and Michael Enriquez who nailed 15 points apiece, while point guard John Nieles chipped in 10 markers.

Kenneth De Leon poured in 14 points to spearhead the offensive charge for SJI, mentored by Arvin Gustilo.

The BTTHS-A cagers aim to complete a nine-game sweep for the championship when they take on St. John's at 9:30 a.m. on May 28 after MCA and Trinity collide in the battle for third place at 8:30 a.m. *CIT

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05-27-2006, 11:58 AM
BUS Group A wins
BY CHRISITAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com


Basketball Unified Sports Group-A trounced Pueblo Rosario Athletic Club of Eroreco, 69-59, to snare the crown of the 1st BUS Group Fellowship Invitational Games at the Lopue's South Square Gym in Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City, recently.

Powering the offensive attack for the Errol Dreyfus-mentored BUS Group-A cagers was Jerry Bayles, canned 14 points as Armando Soberano Jr. and Nene Lapore contributed 10 markers each. Andres Fernandez led the scoring for PRAC with 16 points, while Jack Palermo and Erwin Velasco picked up 11 markers apiece.

In the battle-for-third encounter, the Bacolod City Water District dribblers posted a 59-54 victory over BUS Group-B.

Eric Abanilla spearheaded BACIWA's charge, exploding for 26 markers as Robert Escollar also came up big with 13 points.

Pacing BUS Group-B in a losing cause was Lordy Opong, pouring in 15 points. Also making solid contributions for BUS Group-B were Ding Hechanova and Moises Padilla with 12 and 10 markers, respectively. Meanwhile, BUS Group is planning to accept new 35-above members, and is set to stage a 45-above tournament. *CIT

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05-28-2006, 03:47 PM
2006 Executive's Cup basketball tournament kicks off this pm at City Sports Club
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 05/28/2006

After a six-month hiatus, Chester Cokaliong swims back into the sea of competitive hardcourt action as the 2006 Executive's Cup basketball tournament kicks off this afternoon with an exciting triple-header on tap at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

Cokaliong is expected to be at the forefront of the Pilipinas Shell-sponsored Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association (CECABA) All-Stars as they make another run for the championship following a cinderella finish last year.

The CECABA All-Stars will take on the Crunch Chicken/Purcia Transport-backed Jaycees Basketball Association (JBA) in the second game at 3:00 pm, right after the rejuvenated Cebu Home Builders-supported Sacred Heart Alumni Basketball Association (SHABA) collides with the Pepsi Max-backed Springdale-PTA in the season-opener at 1:30 pm.

The CECABA All-Stars are seeking no less than payback as JBA is the only team which they failed to beat in the eliminational round last season.

Host City Sports Club-Sirlitz/Skylark, on the other hand, will tackle Team Barkada in the main attraction at 4:30 pm.

A total of 11 teams are seeing action in the three-month competition, four are newcomers - City Sports Club, Springdale-PTA, Insular Life, and I-Coller Markering/Punta Princesa Sports Association (PPSA).

Insular Life and PPSA will be debuting in the league on Tuesday yet against Club Monday-Gatorade and M. Lhuillier-San Carlos Boys High Alumni Basketball Association (SCBHABA).

Of the league's pioneering members, only SHABA has bolstered its lineup by hiring in the services of the multi-awarded Theogene "Tiyoy" Lim, flashy guard Giovannie Young, and Tan Pang Eng (Frederick Randy).

The tournament follows a single round robin elimination format. The top eight teams advanving into the quarterfinal round where the top four seeds enjoy twice-to-beat incentives over the lower-ranked squads.



The remaining four teams will play another round robin, with the top two teams fighting it out for the championship in a best-of-three series.

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05-28-2006, 03:47 PM
Tangub five aims
U-19 semifinals
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com


Reigning titlist Barangay Tangub aims to book a semifinal slot when it takes on Brgy. 18 at 4 p.m. today in the quarterfinal round of the 19-Under category of the 2006 Monico Cup Inter-Barangay Summer Basketball Tournament at the Brgy. Villamonte Gym in Bacolod City.

Pahanocoy, the top team in Bracket D, will collide with a towering Singcang-Airport squad, the second seed in Bracket A, in the other quarterfinal game at 5:30 p.m.

The Arnel Lacson-mentored Pahanocoy cagers are expected to rely on Dupert Gallardo, Mark Benignos and Jake Bernasol, who have led them to a 4-0 win-loss card during the eliminations. Jay Philip Uy, skipper of the West Negros College Baby Mustangs, and center Alain Cabalhin will most likely spearhead Tangub's offensive attack. The defending champions, coached by Roderick Aungon, finished the eliminations with a 4-0 slate.

Meanwhile, defending champion Singcang-Airport eyes a win against Brgy. 10 at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at the start of the quarterfinal round in the 26-Under hostilities.

Reigning Most Valuable Player Nunilon Pedriña is expected to power the offense of Singcang-Airport, mentored by Sanz Valache.

Felisa battles Mandalagan at 4 p.m., before the Singcang-Brgy. 10 encounter. The other quarterfinal matches are set on May 30 at the same venue. *CIT

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05-29-2006, 08:46 AM
SWU returns to CESAFI hoop
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 05/29/2006

The Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras will be back after six years of hiatus and they will be joining the Cebu Schools Athletic Federation, Inc. (CESAFI).

But athletic director Merle Concepcion said the Cobras will be competing in basketball next year yet as they still needs to hone up their new set of varsity players.

The Cobras were last seen playing in local basketball in 2000. They were the last champion of the Cebu Amateur Athletic Association (CAAA) before it was renamed as CESAFI.

Now, its still the college team that is being put-up under coach Dodi Miego and assistant coach Bong Begontes.

They opened their tryout with 70 aspirants.

Interested individuals who missed the four-day tryout still has a chance with the tryouts set to end on June 9 at the Aznar Coliseum.

Tryouts are set from Monday to Fridays at 1pm-5pm.

Among the disbanded varsity squads, it's still basketball that has been reactivated, but they are hoping the administration will also consider putting back sepak takraw, batted sports, badminton and chess, among others.

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05-30-2006, 07:58 AM
Tangub, Pahanocoy
gain semifinal slots
BY CEDELF TUPAS
visayandailystar.com



With its starters taking turns in providing the baskets in overtime, Barangay Tangub survived Barangay 18, 85-83, Saturday to keep its title-retention campaign going in the 19-Under division of the Monico Cup Inter-Barangay Basketball Tournament at the Villamonte Gym.

The victory pushed the Tangub cagers of coach Roderick Aungon into the semifinals, where they were joined by Pahanocoy, 69-65 winners over Singcang-Airport in the second game.

Tangub will face the winner of the Bata-Mandalagan clash set tomorrow when Granada and Mansilingan will also dispute the right to battle Pahanocoy.

Jay-R Mancera, Jay Uy, Alain Cabalhin and Allan Santander each made crucial baskets in the extra session, allowing Tangub to pull off the exciting win, after a 74-all standoff at the end of regulation.

Uy made 15 points to lead five other players in double-figures. Mancera scored 14, Rolly Jaca and Ronnie Borbon chipped in 13 each and Cabalhin and Santander added 11 apiece as Tangub stayed on track for a second straight title, even without last year's Most Valuable Player Alfie Villariza, who is now playing in the 26-Under category. Barangay 18 drew a huge game from Fil Conrad Odano, who erupted for 27 points, but was unable to get enough offensive support in overtime. Christian Torrio and Mark Porras scored 17 and 13, respectively.

Capitalizing on Singcang's shaky defense in the fourth quarter, Jomar Jadulos poured 10 of his 19 points in the final period to key the triumph. Dupert Gallardo contributed 16 points, while Gifter Gigje made 8.

Singcang missed main man John Michael Noble, leaving Jay-R Poblacion and Cedric Tizon to bear the brunt on offense.

Poblacion finished with 17 points, while Tizon tossed 11 but they were limited to a combined four points in the final period, hastening Singcang's loss. Jan Togores and Jimmy Campos added nine apiece for Singcang. * CPT

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05-30-2006, 07:59 AM
BTTHS-Alumni tops Gaisano 3-on-3
as West Negros misses standout center
BY CEDELF TUPAS
visayandailystar.com



RB Chua and Carl Edemne pounced on the gaping hole left by John Michael Noble as Bacolod Tay Tung High School-Alumni downed West Negros College, 8-6, for the Gaisano 3-on-3 crown before a big Sunday crowd at the Gaisano City Mall in Bacolod City.

Chua and Edemne, spearheads of Tay Tung's successful NOPSSCEA title run two years ago, combined for all of BTTHS' points to foil WNC's attempt for a second straight title.

Even without Noble, who is reportedly practicing with NCAA squad Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila, and another standout, Jay-R Mancera, West Negros gamely battled Tay Tung through Jay Uy and even zoomed to a 4-1 lead but the lack of offensive firepower and an intimidating presence inside the paint proved to be a telling factor that hastened the loss. In the battle for third, USLS Nursing-A defeated Living Heritage Christian Academy, 9-7.

WNC coach Dennis Tumayan said Noble has not formally informed team officials about his trip to Manila, while the player's family has denied that he is set to transfer to Letran.

Letran, likewise, has not informed WNC that they are taking in 6-2 Noble to their high school team, Tumayan said.

"His absence was an important factor against Tay Tung," added Tumayan, who did not have the luxury of rotating his players because he had no substitutes. *CPT

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05-31-2006, 01:20 PM
Brgy. 10, Mandalagan
roll to 26-Under semis
SINGCANG-AIRPORT BACK-TO-BACK BID THWARTED
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Barangay 10 relied on its stifling defense down the stretch to stun defending champion Singcang-Airport, 92-90, Sunday night in the 26-Under quarterfinals of the 2006 Monico Cup Summer Basketball Tournament at the jampacked Villamonte Gym in Bacolod City.

The hard-earned victory shoved the Brgy. 10 dribblers to the semifinal round together with Mandalagan, which eked out a 79-77 victory over Felisa in the other game.

Brgy. 10 will collide with the winner between Banago and Brgy. 7 on Thursday, while the Mandalagan cagers of coach Jose Falcis will battle the triumphant squad in the Tangub-Taculing encounter.

After being forced to a spate of turnovers by the Brgy. 10 defenders in the fourth quarter, Singcang-Airport still actually had a chance to send the game into extra session courtesy of Elmer Antonio, who missed two crucial free throws with two seconds left in the game.

Brgy. 10 opened the game in high gear, establishing its biggest lead at 8 points, before settling for a slim 24-22 advantage at the end of the first period. The second quarter was a seesaw battle as both teams headed into halftime, scoring 41 markers apiece.

Swingman Louie Gonzaga, who showcased his full arsenal by scoring from both the shaded lane and the perimeter, powered Brgy. 10's balanced offensive attack, exploding for 22 points.

Ronald Delad also had a big game for Brgy. 19, pouring in 19 points, while forward Jovanie Maceda contributed 14 markers.

Reigning 26-Under Most Valuable Player Nunilon Pedriña led the offense of Singcang-Airport with 22 points as Antonio finished with 21. Ryan Samodio chipped in 13 markers.

In the other 26-Under clash, August Palmares anchored Mandalagan's offensive charge by nailing 13 points, with 8 coming in the second canto, while Niño Pido shot 12.

Felisa, mentored by Eduardo Arnaiz, was spearheaded by Andy Deles who waxed hot for 35 points, but his effort went down the drain as he barely had support from his teammates. *CIT

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05-31-2006, 01:22 PM
CKSC five stops SJI
visayandailystar.com



Chiang Kai Shek College began its three-scheduled exhibition game campaign with an easy 85-62 triumph over St. John's Institute Sunday at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Capitalizing on their height and heft advantages, the CKSC stalwarts shrugged off a rusty start to take the victory after trailing 18-19 going into the second quarter. Ralph Lim canned 21 points to lead Chiang Kai Shek, which enjoyed a 37-33 buffer at intermission, while Brylle Sy collected 15. Justin Chua, a former student of Trinity Christian School, and Derrick Go also posted solid numbers with 13 markers each.

Pacing SJI in a losing effort was Renz Mendoza with 26 points as Martin Jalandoni and Jorey Tajonera shot 14 and 10, respectively. The Manila-based CKSC squad, which was battling University of St. La Salle as of press deadline, will take on Bacolod Tay Tung High School at 10 a.m. today.

A fellowship dinner among the players and coaches of Chiang Kai Shek, SJI, La Salle and BTTHS was held at Chicken Deli last night. *CIT

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06-01-2006, 08:19 AM
Osam-Globe Telecom cagers bag Inter-Company cage title
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 06/01/2006

Osam-Globe Telecom drubbed Pipeline-MRD, 74-66, in their sudden-death final match to win the championship of the 2006 Inter-Company Summer Basketball League at the Vicente Sotto Memorial gym in Brgy. Punta Princesa, this city.

It was a close encounter in the early goings until Lito Navarro stepped up and poured in 11 points to hand Osam-Globe an eight-point advantage at halftime, 36-28.

The much-favored Pipeline tried to grab the momentum away that resulted to an air-tight battle, but Osam-Globe went strong in the winddup to seal the victory.

Felix Casicas logged in 14 of his 18 points in the final canto that bailed Globe out of danger.

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06-01-2006, 08:20 AM
Ygpit Sportswear tames Leopard to make it 4-0 in GAA Founder's Cup caging
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 06/01/2006

The Ygpit Sportswear tamed the Leopard last Sunday, 74-66, to stretch its unbeaten streak to four, even as Fontana Drinking Water prolonged the agony of Rain or Shine by escaping with a 79-76 win in the Guadalupe Sports Association (GAA) 7th Founder's Cup at the Guadalupe Sports Complex.

In the other games, defending champion Agencia Grande pulled a 70-69 squeaker over the AC Sports of GAA president Lito Posadas, while Aqua Serv bounced back from a big loss to Rama-Bullo last Friday at the expense of the Ludo/RDM, 61-56.

The 4-0 Ygpit Sportwear was led by Serge Cortes who scored 15 points.

Leopard, led by Atty. Jun Felicitas, dropped to 1-4, while Rain or Shine is mire down the rear with BJL, which is also winless in four games.

After an upset loss to G&S International, Fontana swiftly rebounded behind a 27-point show by leading scorer Gil Villahermosa. Jun Basalo backed up Villahemorsa in the scoring spree with 20 points.

Agencia Grande, which started the tournament with a 1-2 win-loss card, scored a twinkill over the weekend to improve its record to 3-2 in a tie at third place with Aqua Serv and Fontana.

Irenio Ibo led Agencia Grande with 15 points.

Posadas and Norwin Honoridez had 16 and 10 points, respectively, for AC Sports, which fell to 2-2 in a tie with G&S International and Ludo-RDM.

Ed Francisco had 12 points for Aqua Serv, while Ricaña brothers Glenn and Allan combined for 21 markers.

The scores

First game

Ygpit (74) - Cortes 15, Baclayon 12, Matudan 8, Ygpit 6, Nabua 6, Posadas 6, Diola 5, Verano 4, Ancot 3, Pacis 3

Leopard (66) - Dela Cruz 12, Suan 11, Abellana 10, Lasparillas 9, Lumapas 8, Felicitas 7, Aniñon 5, Magno 4 Second game

Fontana (79) - Villahermosa 27, Basalo 20, Sanoy 12, Elizalde 8, Jacalan 7, M. superales 4, K. superales 3

Rain or Shine (76) - Del Rosario 20, Vertudazo 14, Torrepalma 10, Hernandez 10, Tablada 7, Bacalla 6, Delos Cientos 5, Nuñez 2, Fernando 2

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06-01-2006, 08:25 AM
Mansilingan, Bata
cagers gain semis
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Barangays Bata and Mansilingan took separate routes yesterday to advance into the semifinal round of the 19-Under competitions of the 2006 Monico Cup Summer Basketball Tournament in front of a big crowd at the Brgy. Villamonte Gym in Bacolod City.

Bata posted a 106-94 trouncing of the Ronni Illustricimo-mentored Mandalagan squad to earn a spot in the final four, while the Mansilingan cagers of coach Genesis Sasuman tripped Granada, 82-79, during their quarterfinal clash.

The Bata stalwarts, mentored by Jomar Villamor, will collide with defending champion Tangub for a championship seat at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bacolod Arts, Youth and Sports Center, before Mansilingan battles Pahanocoy in the first semifinal clash at 4 p.m.

Bata, which established a 60-51 lead at halftime, raced to a lead as big as 15 points in the third quarter behind the duo of Kenneth Decolongon and Mark Lumawag, who combined for 13 in the period before taking an 81-72 buffer going into the final canto.

After Mandalagan narrowed the gap to 75-81 with 8:21 remaining in the game, Bata went on a 9-2 run for a comfortable 90-77 advantage with 6:29 left as Lumawag scored 5 points during the spurt.

The fouling out of Mandalagan's top guard Javin Jacob in the 7:50 mark also proved to be a telling blow for his squad, which struggled to control the ball against the feisty defense of Bata.

Decolongon exploded for 33 points, with 21 coming in the first half, to power the assault of Bata, which also drew big numbers from Lumawag and Jovert Morante, who nailed 28 and 15, respectively.

Backstopping the leading scorers of Bata, a former losing finalist, were Luigi Ohoylan and point guard Joshua Cajeben, picking up 12 and 9 markers, respectively.

Brian Brion waxed hot for 34 points to anchor Mandalagan's offense, while Jacob contributed 21. Rollen Bijo and John Mark Galvez combined for 24 markers.

In the other quarterfinal encounter that was delayed after Sasuman complained about some of the referees' calls, Mansilingan battled back from a 37-41 deficit at intermission to claim the victory.

Kimberly Lecerio led the second half attack of Mansilingan, erupting for all of his 10 points in the payoff quarter, while Teddy Azucena and Jade Calma canned 7 and 6 points, respectively, in the half.

Leading Mansilingan was Amando Aplaon with 14 points as Calma, a student of Mansilingan Christian Academy, finished with 13. John Guara and Azucena added 9 markers each.

Jay Pili topscored for the Jonnifer Paccial-mentored Granada team, amassing 21 points as Meljun Dioteles shot 14. Zami Tangco and Griffin Guilaran had 12 markers apiece, while Carlo Robles finished with 8. *CIT

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06-01-2006, 08:27 AM
CKSC sweeps Bacolod foes
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Chiang Kai Shek College pulled off a come-from-behind 76-74 win against Bacolod Tay Tung High School yesterday to complete a three-game sweep in the Bacolod Basketball Friendship Games at the Po Hang Gym.

Despite suiting up Aaron Guevarra, point-guard of the BTTHS squad that took the NOPSSCEA crown two years ago, and fresh graduate Kenneth Cusay for the game, Tay Tung still relinquished a 58-49 lead entering the payoff period and bowed to a towering CKSC squad.

Justin Chua, a former student of Trinity Christian School, and Derrick Go combined for 16 points in the final quarter to spearhead the last-ditch uprising of the CKSC cagers, coached by Sunny Co.

Tay Tung, which trailed 30-33 at halftime, actually had a chance to win the game, but Alvin Qua fell short on a three-point attempt from the corner as time expired.

The 6'6" center Chua powered the balanced offensive charge of Chiang Kai Shek, having his way in the painted area for a game-high 27-point eruption. Chua also blocked and altered shots, changing BTTHS' attack in the shaded lane.

CKSC, which registered an 86-68 demolition of University of St. La Salle Monday, also got solid contributions from Go, who finished with 18 points including two three-point baskets in the fourth quarter, and point guard Francis Capati with 12 markers.

Pacing Tay Tung in a losing cause was Alan Pol Morales, who poured in 20 points including four three-pointers in the first half to keep BTTHS within striking distance.

Also coming up big for Tay Tung were Qua and John Francis Espina, contributing 18 and 14 points, respectively.

The CKSC dribblers started their campaign with an impressive 85-62 victory over St. John's Institute Sunday. *CIT

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06-02-2006, 06:47 AM
Banago, Tangub eye
Monico Cup U-26 semis
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Banago battles Barangay 7, while Tangub clashes with Taculing at the resumption of the quarterfinal round in the 26-Under hostilities of the 2006 Monico Cup Summer Basketball Tournament at the Brgy. Villamonte Gym in Bacolod City today.

The Banago-Brgy. 7 encounter will take place at 4 p.m., before the game between Tangub and the Miner Nierves-mentored Taculing cagers set at 5:30 p.m. The winner between Banago, coached by Mensot Agbas, and Brgy. 7 will collide with Brgy. 10 in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Sunday when either Tangub or Taculing plays Mandalagan at 5:30 p.m. in the other final four clash at the Bacolod Arts, Youth and Sports Center.

Brgy. 10 advanced to the semis after foiling Singcang-Airport's back-to-back with a 92-90 victory Monday as the Mandalagan stalwarts of coach Jose Falcis clipped Felisa, 79-77, for the other semifinal seat.

The tandem of Rommel Tuyo and Victorian Garin is expected to power the offense of the Zaldy Bautista-mentored Brgy. 7 team that finished the eliminations as the top seed in Bracket C.

Alfie Villariza, the Most Valuable Player of the 19-Under category last year, will most likely lead Tangub's attack together with Cris Duff and Jason Bolivar against a Taculing squad that is expected to rely on the offensive prowess of swingman Jerald Despi. *CIT

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06-03-2006, 10:49 AM
USJ-R's Salacut, Duran switch coaching chores
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 06/03/2006

In an effort to bring back the glory days of the University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) cage wars, the school officials of USJ-R have elevated high school champion coach Edito "Itoy" Salacut to take the post of collegiate mentor Donaldo Duran.

In return, Duran will take over the post vacated by Salacut.

The decision was handed recently by the USJ-R top administrators in order to rebuild what could be a competitive Jaguars team in this year's 6th CESAFI season set to take off sometime in August.

Under coach Jun Tan, the Jaguars lost in all four finals appearances to the mightier and taller University of the Visayas Green Lancers of coach Elmer "Boy" Cabahug.

It was only last year that the Jaguars, under the tutelage of Duran, failed to advance to the championship round.

USJ-R athletic director Dioscoro Himotas said they brought in Salacut to handle the collegiate team because he is more experienced then Duran.

Himotas added the administration also believes there is hope for another finals trip under the wings of Salacut, a former Jaguar enforcer from Dumaguete City.

Duran, then the assistant of Tan, was named interim coach because there was not enough time for the Jajuars to overhaul their coaching staff.

Salacut, who played for the USJ-R Jaguars until the 1993 season of the CAAA era, won his first title as coach in 1996 when the then Jercules Tangkay-led Baby Jaguars beat the Don Bosco Greywolves of coach Hermes Sumalinog in the finals to win the secondary championship.

Salacut won his second title in 2002 when the Baby Jaguars defeated the highly-touted UV Baby Lancers, 2-1, in one of the biggest comebacks in the CESAFI history.

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06-03-2006, 10:50 AM
Brgy. 7 earns semis spot
IN MONICO CUP'S 26-UNDER DIVISION
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com


Rommel Tuyo waxed hot for 45 points to spearhead Barangay 7 in nipping Banago, 89-88, yesterday in the quarterfinal round of the 26-Under division of the 2006 Monico Cup Inter-Barangay Summer Basketball Tournament at the Villamonte Gym in Bacolod City.

Tuyo's explosion came before the Taculing cagers, coached by Miner Nierves, obtained the last semifinal spot by clipping Tangub, 102-96, in the second quarterfinal encounter.

The Reneboy Arcenal-mentored Brgy. 7 squad tackles Brgy. 10 in the semis at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bacolod Arts, Youth and Sports Center, after the Tangub-Mandalagan final four clash at 4 p.m.

Tuyo started the game impressively, scoring 20 big points in the first half to power Brgy. 7 in establishing a comfortable 46-36 buffer at halftime against the feisty Banago stalwarts of coach Henry Agbas.

Banago tried to launch a comeback in the third quarter behind Joemil Rejemino who amassed 13 markers in the frame, but Brgy. 7 relied on the dominating 18-point performance of Tuyo in the payoff period for the win.

Victorian Garin also posted a huge game for Brgy. 7 as he canned 25 points, including 13 in the second quarter, while Jaspher Laborte chipped in 8 markers, all in the opening half.

Rejemino finished with 23 points to anchor Banago's offense in a losing effort. Backstopping Rejemino were Jereen Dulcesco and Christian Aliguin as they poured in 12 each, but were both non-factors in the final canto as they only had 1 point between them.

Meanwhile, Sherish Gango nailed 12 points in the second half to lift Taculing past a Tangub team, coached by Ronald Arabia, that had a slim 52-50 advantage.

Spearheading the offensive attack of a towering Tangub squad was Ronald Despi, erupting for 30 points with 23 markers coming in the first half. Gango finished with 21 points after going scoreless in the opening quarter, while Engelo Guacena contributed 18.

Mar Bolivar topscored for Tangub with 27 points as Martin Duff and Melvin Medina picked up 16 and 15 markers, respectively. *CIT

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06-06-2006, 07:38 AM
Barkada grabs solo lead in Executive's Cup hoop
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 06/06/2006

Team Barkada continued to spring surprise as it subdued Jaycees Basketball Association (JBA)-Crunchicken/Purcia Transport, 70-66, to grab the solo lead in the 2006 Executive's Cup basketball tournament last Sunday at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

Earlier, Club Monday-Gatorade bounced back from a season-opening debacle and vented its ire on Sacred Heart Alumni Basketball Association (SHABA)-Cebu Home Builders, 76-66.

Former USJ-R Jaguar Pablo Yu and Richard Molina topped Team Barkada with 14 points apiece. Yu shot 5-of-6 from the field and 3-of-4 from the foul line, while Molina pulled a season-best 17 rebounds as they took the temporary leadership with a clean 2-0 slate.

Yu scored half of his output in the final quarter that helped seal Barkada's victory.

The crippling factor for JBA was Archie Coros who, after hitting 43 points in their win over the CECABA All-Stars, was handcuffed to only 14 markers this time. JBA also missed the services of one of its key players in James Lloyd Noel.

Edmundo Odulio Jnr topscored for JBA with 24 points, while Joseph Hykie Jayme added 16 as they fell to 1-1 in a tie with SHABA and Club Monday.

In the other game, Andres Seno Jnr had 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Demosthenes Alfeche scattered 19 points, nine rebounds, and a career-high five blocks for Club Monday, which set up the tempo of the match using a 24-14 first-quarter assault.

SHABA rallied back in the second canto, 22-13, to pull within a hairline at halftime, 36-37, but Club Monday unloaded a 21-7 bomb in the third canto to rip the game apart, 58-43.

Giovannie Young paced SHABA with 24 points, Theogene Lim added 15 points, six rebounds, and five assists, while Frederick Tan had 10 points and the same number of rebounds.

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06-06-2006, 07:39 AM
Brgy. 10, Taculing
set U-26 title duel
BATA, MANDALAGAN TO
BATTLE FOR UNDER-19 CROWN
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Barangay 10 relied on its clutch shooting and scrappy defense down the stretch for a come-from-behind 78-76 win over Brgy. 7 last night in the semifinals of the 26-Under division of the Monico Cup Summer Basketball Tournament at the jampacked Bacolod Arts, Youth and Sports Center.

The nail-biting victory of the Roy Limson-mentored side, propelled it to the championship game, where it will collide with a towering Taculing squad that shrugged off a rusty start to dispose Mandalagan, 84-72, in the first semifinal match.

In the 19-Under competitions Saturday, the Bata cagers of Jomar Villamor trounced defending champion Tangub, 72-60, to arrange a title clash with Mansilingan, which emerged victorious over Pahanocoy, 69-62.

The finals of the 19-Under category will be played on June 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the BAYS Center, while the 26-Under championship showdown will be staged at 5:30 p.m. on June 11.

Limson's boys opened the fourth quarter with a 10-4 run, narrowing their gap to 65-66 with six minutes and 30 seconds after trailing 55-62 at the end of the third quarter.

But Brgy. 7 countered with a 7-2 spurt to once again extend its buffer to 73-67 with 3:50 remaining behind high-flying swingman Rommel Tuyo who scored 5 points during the run.

With 1:09 left and his squad trailing 74-75, Louie Gonzaga hit a huge three-point shot to give Brgy. 10 its first lead at 75-74 since holding a slim 34-33 advantage at halftime.

Joemarie Maceda extended Brgy. 10's buffer to 77-74 on a lay-up conversion with 32 seconds remaining. He also sealed the win for Brgy. 10, sinking one of two free throws with 2 ticks left for a 78-76 lead.

Trailing 76-77 with 16 seconds remaining, Tuyo actually had a chance to give Brgy. 7 the victory, but missed on a pointblank attempt, which resulted to Maceda's crucial free throw conversion at the other end.

The fouling out of Brgy. 7's ace guard Victor John Garin at the three-minute mark proved to be a telling blow as its other guards struggled against the pressure defense of Brgy. 10.

Maceda led Brgy. 10's balanced offensive attack, amassing 20 points with 7 coming in the final canto as Gonzaga poured in 14. Benny Cabuguason and Ronald Delada chipped in 11 and 8 markers, respectively.

Tuyo carried the scoring load for the Brgy. 7 dribblers of coach Elizalde Bautista as he erupted 35 points, while Garin posted 11. Arnold Villa Wala and Christopher Jarobel had 7 and 6 points, respectively.

In the other 26-Under encounter, Ronald Despi and Engelo Guacena canned 22 points each to power Taculing against a feisty Mandalagan team that had a 35-34 lead at intermission.

Backstopping the leading scorers of the Nimer Nierves-mentored Taculing squad was Raffy Silpao with 11 markers.

Pacing Mandalagan in a losing effort was Stephen Barneso with 22 points as Emmanuel Diamante shot 13 markers. Niño Pido and Joemarie Geolingo nailed 12 points apiece.

Meanwhile, Kenneth Decolongon exploded for 27 points, while Mark Lumawag and Joemil Paderog poured in 16 and 12 markers, respectively, to spearhead Bata against Tangub.

Leading Mansilingan against Pahanocoy was John Guara having 16 points as Kimberly Lucerio shot 14. Amando Aplaon and Romilo Bieja added 12 and 8 points, respectively. *CIT

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06-11-2006, 08:00 AM
MONICO CUP
Championship weekend starts
BATA, MANSILINGAN CLASH FOR U-19 TITLE
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandilystar.com




Action in the 2006 edition of the Monico Cup Inter-Barangay Summer Basketball Tournament is expected to go up a notch as it enters the title clashes in the 19 and 26-Under categories this weekend at the Bacolod Arts, Youth and Sports Center.

The towering Bata squad of coach Jomar Villamor takes on Mansilingan in the finals of the 19-Under hostilities at 5:30 p.m. today as the Roy Limson-mentored Brgy. 10 cagers battle Taculing in the 26-Under championship showdown at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Bata, which scored an impressive 72-60 victory over last year's titlist Tangub in the semifinals, is expected to rely on swingmen Mark Lumawag and Kenneth Decolongon, and center Joemil Paderog.

After prevailing over Pahanocoy, 69-62, to book a seat in the finals, the Mansilingan stalwarts of coach Genesis Sasuman will most likely count on its balanced offensive attack powered by John Guara, Kimberly Lucerio, Amando Aplaon and Romilo Bieja against a feisty Bata team.

In the 26-Under division, Louie Gonzaga is expected to supply the firepower for Brgy. 10 from the perimeter as forward Joemarie Maceda will most likely anchor the attack from the shaded lane. Also expected to post solid numbers for the Brgy. 10 team that edged Brgy. 7, 78-76, to advance to the finals are backup forward Benny Cabuguason and point guard Ronald Delada.

Taculing, which is expected to bank on its heft advantage to bring home the crown, is counting on Ronald Despi, Engelo Guacena and Raffy Silpao for offense.

The Nimer Nierves-mentored Taculing squad earned a place in the finals by trouncing Mandalagan, 84-72.

Philippine Sports Commissioner Ritchie Garcia, who also hails from Bacolod City, has been invited by Rep. Monico Puentevella to watch the championship games of the tournament that is on its fourth edition.

Battling for third place in the 19-Under competitions at 4 p.m. today are Tangub and Pahanocoy, while Brgy. 7 and Mandalagan clash for the second runner-up honors in the 26-Under category at 4 p.m. tomorrow. *CIT

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06-11-2006, 08:01 AM
Wilkris steals win v. Rcaf in PPSA-Guardo basketball
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Wilkris five nipped the Romeo Faunillan-led Rcaf, 95-92, in a come-from-behind win to take the solo leadership in the 30-Above Division of the Punta Prinsesa Sports Association-Guardo Summer Cup basketball tournament at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Gym.

Rcaf, which now has a 4-1 slate, moved ahead in the first three periods, posting its biggest lead, 80-70, at the end of the third quarter.

Wilkris came strong in the final two minutes of the regulation period behind the perimeter jumpers of Egang Tabalin to take its first taste of the lead, 88-86. RCAF tied the score at 90 in the ensuing play after Rocky Bacalso’s looping under-goal shot in the last 50 shots.

With time ticking away, Wilkris court general Lando Tabalin issued a quick pass to Ringo Balbuena, who scored for the lead, 92-90. After Rcaf scored for the tie, Tasy Vidal’s under-goal stab and a foul shot bailed Wilkris out of danger.

In the other game, J&B routed the winless J-Art Sportswear, 111-92.

Wilkris (95) – Vidal 21, E. Tabalin 18, Balbuena 12, Sanchez 12, L. Tabalin 11, Carcueva 10, Tindoy 9, Cavite 2. Racf (92) – Tabasa 20, Baclay 16, Bacalso 14, Tapaya 9, Del Dampo 9, Rafols 8, Sensontic 5, Faunillan 4, Villamor3, Flores 2, Petallar 2.

J&B (111) – Abbu 17, Villasin 17, Dumdum 17, Belicario 13, Arellano 10, Yncierto 9, Tecson 8, Hapin 7, Galan 7, Mier 4, Sala 2. J-Art (92) – Miquiabas 24, Sumalinog 14, Divinagracia 12, Olmedo 12, Lapulapu 10, Josol 8, Malinao 5, Migraso 5, Rabadon 2.

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06-12-2006, 12:02 PM
MONICO CUP
Championship weekend starts
BATA, MANSILINGAN CLASH FOR U-19 TITLE
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Action in the 2006 edition of the Monico Cup Inter-Barangay Summer Basketball Tournament is expected to go up a notch as it enters the title clashes in the 19 and 26-Under categories this weekend at the Bacolod Arts, Youth and Sports Center.

The towering Bata squad of coach Jomar Villamor takes on Mansilingan in the finals of the 19-Under hostilities at 5:30 p.m. today as the Roy Limson-mentored Brgy. 10 cagers battle Taculing in the 26-Under championship showdown at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Bata, which scored an impressive 72-60 victory over last year's titlist Tangub in the semifinals, is expected to rely on swingmen Mark Lumawag and Kenneth Decolongon, and center Joemil Paderog.

After prevailing over Pahanocoy, 69-62, to book a seat in the finals, the Mansilingan stalwarts of coach Genesis Sasuman will most likely count on its balanced offensive attack powered by John Guara, Kimberly Lucerio, Amando Aplaon and Romilo Bieja against a feisty Bata team.

In the 26-Under division, Louie Gonzaga is expected to supply the firepower for Brgy. 10 from the perimeter as forward Joemarie Maceda will most likely anchor the attack from the shaded lane. Also expected to post solid numbers for the Brgy. 10 team that edged Brgy. 7, 78-76, to advance to the finals are backup forward Benny Cabuguason and point guard Ronald Delada.

Taculing, which is expected to bank on its heft advantage to bring home the crown, is counting on Ronald Despi, Engelo Guacena and Raffy Silpao for offense.

The Nimer Nierves-mentored Taculing squad earned a place in the finals by trouncing Mandalagan, 84-72.

Philippine Sports Commissioner Ritchie Garcia, who also hails from Bacolod City, has been invited by Rep. Monico Puentevella to watch the championship games of the tournament that is on its fourth edition.

Battling for third place in the 19-Under competitions at 4 p.m. today are Tangub and Pahanocoy, while Brgy. 7 and Mandalagan clash for the second runner-up honors in the 26-Under category at 4 p.m. tomorrow. *CIT

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06-13-2006, 08:06 AM
MONICO CUP
Brgy. 10, Bata triumph
BRAWL MARS 26-UNDER FINALS
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com




They entered the tournament as pure underdogs, but with sheer guts, teamwork and determination they wound up as champions.

Banking on its tenacious defense down the stretch, Barangay 10 pulled off a come-from-behind 64-57 victory over Taculing last night to claim the 26-Under crown of the 2006 Monico Cup Inter-Barangay Summer Basketball Tournament at the Bacolod Arts, Youth and Sports Center.

In a title clash that was marred by a riot between the fans of both squads, the Brgy. 10 cagers held Taculing scoreless in the final two minutes and 21 seconds to seal the win.

After Brgy. 10 swingman Louie Gonzaga converted on a lay-up with 2:01 remaining to cut Taculing's buffer to 57-56, Sherish Cango of Taculing stuck out his foot to impede the progress of Gonzaga, which triggered the riot between the supporters of the two teams after the latter retaliated. The fans of both squads met inside the basketball court and threw punches to each other before the crowd police controlled the situation that incurred a 10-minute delay to the championship game.

Cango, the sportsmanship awardee, was ironically ejected from the encounter for unsportsman-like conduct, while Gonzaga was thrown out from the game for his retaliation.

Brgy. 10 went on an 8-0 spurt after the incident behind Joemarie Maceda's five points for the triumph.

Taculing, coached by Nimer Nieves, controlled majority of the game, leading until the 2:01 mark in the payoff period with its biggest lead standing at 19-10 by the end of the first quarter.

The loss was also Taculing's first in the tournament after sweeping its elimination round assignments and convincingly winning against its rivals in the quarterfinals and semis.

Trailing 45-51 with 6:42 remaining the game, the Brgy. 10 stalwarts of Roy Limson slowly narrowed the gap to 54-57 before the riot that temporarily halted the encounter took place.

Brgy. 10 mentor Roy Limson, who also emerged as the coach of the year, told the DAILY STAR that prior to the tournament he was not expecting his team to reach the finals, but he saw his squad's maturity as the caging hostilities went on.

"The success came about through the help of our barangay officials and the determination of my players," Limson added.

After absorbing a setback against Montevista in the eliminations, the Brgy. 10 dribblers battled through tough squads to reach the finals. They ousted defending champion Singcang-Airport in the last eight before coming-from-behind against Brgy. 7 in the semifinals.

Gonzaga poured in 15 points to lead the offense of Brgy. 10, while 26-Under Most Valuable Player Briton Javelona and Maceda chipped in 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Ronald Despi, a member of the mythical five, topscored for the towering Taculing squad with 16 points as point guard Engelo Guacena added 8 markers.

Guacena was also named to the mythical five together with Rommel Tuyo of Brgy. 7 and Stephen Barneso of Mandalagan.

Tuyo erupted for 42 points to power the Zaldy Bautista-mentored Brgy. 7 cagers in bagging third place honors by trouncing Mandalagan, 108-96. *CIT

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06-13-2006, 08:07 AM
JBA nips SHABA in Exec Cup
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 06/13/2006

James Lloyd Noel fired 26 points and had seven rebounds as the Crunchicken/Purcia Transport-backed Jaycees Basketball Association (JBA) nipped the Sacred Heart Alumni Basketball Association (SHABA)-Cebu Home Builders, 77-68, to grab the solo second spot in the 2006 Executives Cup basketball tournament last Sunday at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

In the other game, the San Carlos Boys High Alumni Basketball Association (SCBHABA)-M. Lhuillier mangled the listless City Sports Club-Sirlitz/Skylark, 105-60, to notch its second straight win after a shocking loss toTeam Barkada in the season-opener.

Noel, who was almost perfect on a 12-of-14 shooting from the field, was backed up by Edmund Odulio Jnr and Archie Coros with 31 points combined on top of 11 rebounds and seven assists.

JBA used a 12-point edge, 57-45, after three quarters as its shield in chalking up its third victory in four starts.

Theogene Lim fired 20 points on top of six rebounds and five assists, but shot a paltry 9-of-23 from the field for SHABA, which suffered its second setback against only one win.

Earlier, star center Paul Abais had a solid double-double finish with 23 points and 10 rebounds on a 5-of-9 sniping from the 3-point land, while cat-quick playmaker Edwin Banaag added 20 markers as SCBHABA notched its second win in three starts.

Dindo Sausa contributed 14 points,while Dindo Sausa and Virgil Pua chipped in 10 markers apiece for SCBHABA, which battered City Sports Club in the first two quarters for a 57-27 lead at halftime.

The red-hot SCBHABA mainstays spared no mercy as they relentlessly pummeled City Sports Club in the third canto, 25- ,leading to an eye-popping 45-point blowout - by far the most lopsided victory this season.

Gilbert Gajudo posted season-highs 35 points and 18 rebounds, but his solitary effort couldn't spell any difference as City Sports Club tailspun to the cellar with a pitiful 0-3 win-loss record.

The scores

First game

SCBHABA (105) - Abais 23, Banaag 20, Sausa 14, Pua 10, Amores 10, Monsanto 8, Zanoria 6, Wong 4, Diaz 4, Villamor 4, Angan 2

City Sports Club (60) - Gajudo 35, Malixi 10, Sarmiento 6, Sanzhez 5, Boholst 4

Second game

JBA (77) - Noel 26, Odulio 18, Coros 13, Jayme 8,Cortes 8, Chua 4

SHABA (68) - T. Lim 20, Roxas 13, Divinagracia 10,Young 8, N. Lim 8, Tan 4, P. Lim 3 Co 2

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06-13-2006, 08:09 AM
End-game toughness
keys Bravehearts' win
visayandailystar.com


For the Barangay Bata Bravehearts, the steady transformation into a cohesive championship-caliber team started right after their first and only setback about two months ago.

"After that game, we realized we needed some endgame toughness and more effort on defense. And those were the areas we worked on," Bata coach Jomar Villamor said Saturday, shortly after his team completed its date with destiny and won the Monico Cup Basketball Under-19 crown.

With an intimidating defense and showing brilliant endgame poise, Bata drubbed Mansilingan, 72-64, in the finals for its first-ever title after five attempts at the jampacked Bacolod Arts and Youth Center. In the 26-Under title match that was marred by a short fistfight, Barangay 10 scored a 64-57 win over Taculing.

Most Valuable Player awardee Jomel Paderog came up with another monster game on both ends, finishing with 16 points but it was his defense and rebounding prowess that spelled the difference in crunchtime.

"Our teamwork made us win this one. I am happy my teammates never gave up," said Paderog, who was part of the 2003 Bata squad that lost to Estefania in the title match.

The 18-year-old Paderog, a senior at Bata National High School, made Mansilingan's slashers pay for testing his defense by either blocking or altering their shots.

Bata won despite missing 10 free throws, including three from Paderog, in the final six minutes. The Bravehearts compensated on that weakness with a half-court press that halted the Mansilingan run-and-gun attack. It was a fitting end for a campaign that was also highlighted by a victory over 2005 titlist Barangay Tangub in the semifinals and a hard-earned win over Mandalagan in the last 8.

Mansilingan big man Romilo Bieja fouled out in the third quarter and though Bata lost center Zaldy Cabarubias early in the final period, it was Bieja's absence that told heavily on his squad.

With Kenneth Decolongon and Mark Lumawag presiding the offense, the Bravehearts took a 57-51 lead but Mansilingan roared back to life, tying the game at 58-all with Nathaniel Ho and John Guara. But Villamor saw no need to panic.

"We have a very deep bench and I had confidence my players can step up," he said. A series of demoralizing misses from point-blank range by Guara and Kim Lecerio had Mansilingan searching for more firepower from the perimeter, while Bata --- showing the endgame toughness their coach talked about --- slowly but surely inched their way to the title from the free throw line.

Mansilingan started hot behind Ho, seizing an 11-3 advantage, before Paderog muscled his way inside the paint, allowing Bata to grab a 16-15 advantage at the end of the opening period.

Luigi Ohoylan had 15 points for Bata, while Lumawag Joshua Cajeben and Decolongon combined for 30 points. Ho led Mansilingan with 15 points, while Lecerio and Guara chipped in 13 and 10, respectively.*CPT

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06-14-2006, 07:34 AM
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
SBL aims for improved game officiating
sunstar.com.ph

IMPROVED game officiating is one of the innovations that should be expected out of the coming tournaments of the newly formed Socsksargen Basketball League (SBL).

The eight-man SBL Board of Governors chaired by businessman Antonio "Tony Boy" Veneracion of the St. Elizabeth Hospital's The Rebels is quite particular on its collective desire to attain and maintain a high standard of game officiating if only for SBL to last as a commercial basketball league.

To achieve this objective, the SBL Board of Governors approved the creation of a three-man technical commission that would supervise the conduct of all league tournaments including the forthcoming Inaugural Conference.

The Board of Governors has initially approved the appointment of former commercial cager Danny Villano as the lone commissioner while SBL is still short of fund.

He would be given monthly honoraria and per diems for out-of-town games.

The Board has also given Veneracion blanket authority to work with Villano on the selection of local BAP-accredited referees, umpires and table officials who may be employed to officiate the SBL tournaments.

As a matter of procedure, Veneracion requested the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) chapters and sub-groups in General Santos City, Polomolok, and Sarangani to recommend qualified officiating officials from their respective groups for possible employment and deployment in SBL tournaments.

So far, Veneracion and Villano had already met with more than 20 trained and experienced BAP referees, umpires and table officials. (AJT)

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06-17-2006, 12:18 PM
Insular Life hands Barkada first loss; SCBHABA routs JBA in Executives Cup hoopfest
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 06/17/2006

Insular Life squandered a 14-point lead early in the fourth quarter but regrouped in time to escape with a 99-96 victory over the previously unbeaten Team Barkada in the 2006 Executives Cup basketball tournament at the City Sports Club Cebu gym.

Insular Life's victory created a three-way logjam atop the leaderboard with Team Barkada and the M. Lhuillier-backed San Carlos Boys High Alumni Basketball Association (SCBHABA), which also held a 3-1 win-loss record after it demolished Jaycees Basketball Association (JBA)-Purcia Transport/Crunchicken, 94-80.

Ray Eduave was fuming from start to finish, hitting 3-of-4 from the 3-point land, 7-of-13 from the 2-point field goal and 6-of-8 from the foul line on the way to a season-high 29 points for Insular Life.

Eduave, who also had nine rebounds, five assists and three steals, was heavily backed up by Roy Joseph de Guzman with 27 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals on a remarkable 10-of-14 sniping from the field.

Trailing by as much as 14 points with just a few minutes gone by in the final canto, Team Barkada staged a daring fightback to trim its deficit down to a single digit, but Eduave, de Guzman, and Aikan Cabañero quickly came to Insular Life's rescue.

Cabañero banged in solid figures for Insular Life with 19 points on top of 13 rebounds.

Team Barkada hugely felt the ill effects playing without one of its top gunners in Pablo Yu.

Reynold Zamora gamely picked up the scoring cudgels to topscore Team Barkada with 23 points on top of 10 rebounds and a league-record 13 assists.

Danny Lim added 19 points, Edgar de la Calzada 14, while Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama and Richard Molina each had 13 markers, but still they fell short as Team Barkada saw its three-game winning streak come to a screeching halt.

In the main game, the SCBHABA stalwarts built as much as 23-point lead in crushing JBA, thereby sending a strong message to their rivals they're a serious title threat.

SCBHABA typified teamwork with five players dishing out twin figures led by star center Paul Abais with 21 points and 15 rebounds followed by Edwin Banaag with 15 points, five rebounds, and five assists.

Virgil Pua and Zanoria added 11 markers apiece and Dindo Sausa had 10 for SCBHABA, which sent JBA groping for form after taking 66-51 edge at the end of the third period.

Archie Coros tossed in 27 points and Edmund Oduilo had 21 as JBA slipped to 3-2.

Games Sunday

1:30 pm CECABA All-Stars vs. City Sports Club

3:00 pm SHABA vs. CECABA Selection

The scores

First game

Insular Life (99) - Eduave 29, De Guzman 27, Cabañero 19, Llanos 10, Romanos 8, Gurrea 2, Villegas 2

Barkada (96) - Zamora 23, Lim 19, De la Calzada 14, Rama 13, Molina 13, Borres 10, Godiz 2, Reformina 2

Second game

SCBHABA (94) - Abais 21, Banaag 15, Pua 11, Zanoria 11, Sausa 10, Wong 8, Caballero 6, Amores 6, Bacaltos 2, Villamor 2, Angan 2

JBA (80) - Coros 27, Odulio 21, Jayme 12, Noel 8, Chua 4, Purcia 4, Te 2, Rosal 2

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06-18-2006, 05:18 PM
GAA sets knock out game today
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 06/18/2006

From the 12 teams that saw action since April, only four teams will advance to the semifinals as the Guadalupe Athletic Association (GAA) 7th Founder's Cup basketball tournament holds a knockout today at the Guadalupe Sports Complex.

Group A top qualifier Rama-Bullo takes on the Fontana Drinking Water, while second seed Egypt Sportswear faces Agencia Grande.

The other knockout matches will be between Group B topseed Cebu Movers System against Aqua Serv and second seed G&S International versus Ludo-RDM.

The winners in today's pair of sudden-death encounter will advance to the semifinals next Sunday.

Rama-Bullo is banking on the tandem of former vice governor Enric Rama and Dr. Stephen Bullo, while the Cebu Movers System, mentored by Dr. Boy Te, will depend on the services of topgunner Vincent "Inting" Reyes.

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06-23-2006, 07:50 AM
Friday, June 23, 2006
Dole Juicers lead Socsksargen cage eliminations
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POLOMOLOK, South Cotabato -- Host Dole Juicers trampled the visiting Sarangani Migs, 99-92, in their first ever encounter Tuesday at the Dole Gym here to command a solo early lead in the Socsksargen Basketball League (SBL) Inaugural Conference.

Meanwhile, the Royals of the East Asia Royale Hotel made a seven-to-nothing run in the last 48 seconds of the first game Tuesday to waste the Tampakan Copper and to share a one-zero win-loss card with the Koronadal City-based DPWH-Del Rio Resort.


Dole Juicers also short-circuited Tampakan Copper, owned by the Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI), in the pre-opener Saturday morning also at the Dole Gym that coincided with the 43rd Foundation Anniversary of Dole Philippines.

The Juicers had given the Sarangani Migs' banana growers a chance to beat them when they lead for the first time less than seven minutes before the final buzzer.

Both teams tied three times in the last canto before the Juicers proceeded to demolish the banana growers by dumping 18 points in the last five minutes.

Husky center Gabriel Maloloy-on sunk 25 markers that was combined with Danilo Baldosano's 21 to account more than 50 percent of the Juicers' score for the night.

Point guard Mike Etrata, forward Rugie Cyril Sulla and guard Eric Bayona connected 12 apiece to firm up the Juicers' seven-point final lead.

Even the ejection of Etrata about 1:20 before the end of the third for hitting umpire Rolly Dupalco with the ball did not matter to the Juicers as it ended the quarter 73-66 to their favor.

SBL Commissioner Danny Billano sentenced Etrata a one-day suspension for the unruly conduct. Dupalco who was serving the ball at the inbound for the Juicers cited Etrata for traveling when he held the ball after releasing it and then dribbled away to their side of the court. Etrata apparently got irritated with the call and instantly finger-pointed the umpire who reacted with a technical foul that triggered the point guard to jab the ball to him.

On the other hand, newcomer Joenel Sarcauga erected 18 markers to dominate Sarangani Migs' point production.

Veterans Redentor Polistico, Jack Mamalumpong and Rolando Pagay registered 15, 14 and 13 points each to justify their quite long stint with the team that is being mainly supported by the Sarangani Agricultural Company Inc. (Saci) but named after Sarangani Governor Miguel Rene "Migs" A. Dominguez whose family owned the company and whose father is also the chairman of SMI's Board of Directors.

Center Anthony Timon chipped in 12 points to help Sarangani Migs established the first deadlock of the game at 77-all early in the fourth.

In the first game, Royals under the tutelage of Alternate Team Governor and Assistant Coach Jonathan "Jones" Tayoto had virtually done a miracle with an incredible nine-zero run in the last one minute or less of the game, nailing the stunted Tampakan Copper at 77 while zooming from 76 to 85 through the combined efforts of American Jonathan Sisson, Ernie Gonzaga, Rodolfo Chagas and Norberto Andayran.

Overall, it was Chagas and Dodoy Dadivas who provided the much-needed firepower by successfully firing 19 shots into the target.

Sisson, alternately playing point-guard and off-guard duties with Dennis Gaurana, dumped 14 loads in all into the basket including three from behind the arc.

Team captain Angelito Tabanao aided with 10 mostly from within the field goal. Only one of his three-pointer sorties from the 45-degree angle of the left quarter had successfully connected.

American Coach Reverend Pastor Douglas Sisson, father of Jonathan, stayed in the background as he prepared Jones Tayoto to mainly handle the coaching when he would leave the city for the United States on the 29th of June for a seven-month mandatory furlough from his ministry.

For their part, the miners heavily relied with seasoned Joven Almacin and new face Mikhael Fernandez to carry the game till the fourth minutes of the last canto. Almacin delivered 20 while Fernandez handed 19 including five trios -- the biggest in the game and in the night at that.

Apparently, Coach Jun Padal must have erred in fielding in the yet-to-sweat Marcial Villarosa and Jun-jun Barrameda during the crucial moment in the fourth. Villarosa committed series of errors that allowed the Royals to shoot like a rocket in the last one minute.

Center Jovani Alih, a Socsksargen born Indonesian descendant, helped with 16 mostly within the perimeter and two via charity.

At the 5:30 p.m. outing on Thursday (June 22) at the Calumpang covered court in General Santos City, the DPWH-Del Rio Resort and the Medex would try to outwit each other to be able to share the early limelight with the Dole Juicers.

In the second assignment at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, The Rebels and the Sarangani Migs would attempt to break their early bad spell, otherwise one of them would sit at the bottom rung with the Tampakan Copper.

Games on Saturday evening will be held at the Tupi Municipal Gym in Tupi, South Cotabato.

The SBL Inaugural Conference has been supported by the Philippine
Long Distance and Telephone Company that provided the SouthPhil Arts and Sports Promotion (SpasProm) the communication facilities for the live radio broadcast coverage of the games over DXGS-Phil Radio (Radyo PBA).

Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc., D. C. Ciudad Merchandising, Longtron Computerized Electronic Scoreboard, the Philippine Institute of Technology (PIT), WGS and Associates Agency of Philam Plans, Inc., and the Good Morning Native Coffee-Kape Barako are likewise lending material support to the tournament. (Press release)

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06-26-2006, 08:57 AM
Monday, June 26, 2006
Dole Juicers take early lead
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POLOMOLOK, South Cotabato -- Host Dole Juicers trampled the visiting Sarangani Migs, 99-92, in their first encounter Tuesday last week at the Dole Gym here to command a solo early lead in the Socsksargen Basketball League (SBL) Inaugural Conference.

Meanwhile, the Royals of the East Asia Royale Hotel made a seven-to-nothing run in the last 48 seconds of the first game Tuesday to waste the Tampakan Copper and to share a one-zero win-loss card with the Koronadal City-based DPWH-Del Rio Resort.


Dole Juicers also short-circuited Tampakan Copper, owned by the Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI), in the pre-opener Saturday morning.

The Juicers gave the Sarangani Migs' banana growers a chance when the visitors took the lead for the first time less than seven minutes before the final buzzer.

Both teams tied three times in the last canto before the Juicers proceeded to demolish the banana growers by dumping 18 points in the last five minutes.

The husky center Gabriel Maloloy-on sunk 25 markers that was combined with Danilo Baldosano's 21 to account more than half of the Juicers' score for the night.

Point guard Mike Etrata, forward Rugie Cyril Sulla and guard Eric Bayona connected 12 apiece to firm up the Juicers' seven-point final lead.

Even the ejection of Etrata about 1:20 before the end of the third for hitting umpire Rolly Dupalco with the ball did not matter to the Juicers as it ended the quarter 73-66 to their favor.

SBL Commissioner Danny Billano meted Etrata a one-day suspension for the unruly conduct.

Dupalco who was serving the ball at the inbound for the Juicers cited Etrata for traveling when he held the ball after releasing it and then dribbled away to their side of the court.

Etrata apparently got irritated with the call and instantly finger-pointed the umpire who reacted with a technical foul that triggered the point guard to jab the ball to him.

On the other hand, newcomer Joenel Sarcauga poured in 18 points to lead Sarangani Migs' point production.

Veterans Redentor Polistico, Jack Mamalumpong and Rolando Pagay registered 15, 14 and 13 points each in their losing efforts.

Center Anthony Timon chipped in 12 points to help Sarangani Migs established the first deadlock of the game at 77-all early in the fourth.

In the first game, Royals under the tutelage of assistant coach Jonathan "Jones" Tayoto did the improbable by triggering an incredible nine-zero run in the last one minute or less of the game, nailing the stunted Tampakan Copper at 77 while zooming from 76 to 85 through the combined efforts of American Jonathan Sisson, Ernie Gonzaga, Rodolfo Chagas and Norberto Andayran.

Overall, it was Chagas and Dodoy Dadivas who provided the much-needed firepower by successfully firing 19 shots into the target.

For their part, the miners heavily relied with seasoned Joven Almacin and new face Mikhael Fernandez to carry the game till the fourth minutes of the last canto.

Almacin delivered 20 while Fernandez handed 19 including five trios -- the biggest in the game and for the night.

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06-27-2006, 10:13 AM
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Dole Juicers regain top post in Socsksargen cage tilt

TUPI, South Cotabato -- The Dole Juicers regained its solo leadership in the ongoing elimination round of the Socsksargen Basketball League (SBL) Inaugural Conference by defeating Saturday evening the Royals, 93-88, at the Tupi Municipal Gym here.

Meanwhile, the combined Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Del Rio Resort improved its chances of entering the four-team semi-final when it served on the Tampakan Copper its third defeat in a row in the second game of the elimination's fourth playing day since it opened July 17.


The Juicers sequestered all quarters, 29-12, 51-38, 72-63, 93-88, to deny the Royals, owned by the East Asia Royale Hotel, any chance to prevail upon them, especially in the "ultimo canto" where the hoteliers are known for their last minute burst.

Indeed the Royals almost leveled off with the Juicers in the dying seconds, 91-88, if not for one or two perceived "errors" supposedly committed by team captain Angelito Tabanao, before he fouled out, which acting playing coach Reynaldo Anito had labeled as a referee "miscall". The nearest it got with the Juicers was early in the fourth when Tabanao fired a two from the field.

The hoteliers worked most of the time within the field goal area as all attempts behind the arc had missed save for one by Tabanao.

In contrast, the Juicers took advantage of the shooting skills of some of their members like Ralf Duran who rained four successive threes in the first half. Allan Jay Mantile fired two trios in the third canto, and Rugie Cyril Sulla sunk one from beyond the arc in the second to complete a seven harvest for the game.

The Juicers had never taken the Royals lightly even in the absence of American Coach Pastor Douglas Sisson who is preparing to leave for the US on July 29th and of alternate team governor and assistant Ccach Jonathan "Jones" Tayoto.

Coached by Jun Allera, DoleFil Cannery Operations Division superintendent and former commercial ace player, the Juicers concentrated its firepower on Mantile (22 points), Sulla (17), Duran (15), Jeffry Gabilagon and Danilo Baldosano (14 each).

Heavy center Gabriel Maloloy-on, who produced the tournament's third highest individual score of 25, during the Juicers' encounter with the Sarangani Migs last June 22 only managed seven markers.

On the other hand, the Royals of Team Governor Romeo Bartolome relied heavily on Dadivas who registered the game's highest 23 markers, Ernie Gonzaga (18), Jojo Andayran (14) and Tabanao (11).

In the second game, the lack of good coaching took the toll on the Tampakan Copper, owned by the Sagittarius Mines, Inc., when it lost to the shorter and older cagers of the combined DPWH-Del Rio Resort, 97-86.

Even then, the Tampakan Copper produced another tournament records thus far. Joven Almacin clinched 29 points in the game to share the highest individual scores with Anthony Timon of the Sarangani Migs.

Mikhael Fernandez produced nothing for the miners in last Saturday's engagement but he continued to hold on the highest number of three points at five that he attained during the June 22 game with the Royals at the Dole Gym in Polomolok.

The 6'3 center Jovani Alih dominated both offensive and defensive rebounding as he stayed the longest time in the floor. With very much improved shooting ability since his face became a familiar face in the local dooms, Alih sunk a total of 15 points - nine of which from the 15-point foot line via charity.

Fast becoming a dependable offensive weapon for the miners, the 6'2 forward Kenneth Lusuegro poured in a total 14 points from his perimeter and keyhole attacks. His highest so far is 17 points that he established during the pre-opening game against the Dole Juicers at the Dole Gym in Polomolok last June 17.

The Highwaymen led all the way from the beginning and widened the gap as much as 16 points in the middle of the third, 60-44. The closest the miners had got within the highway boys was around mid-second when Jovani Lanuza connected two successive and unanswered field goal shoots, 29-28.

Coach Jun Padal apparently failed to assemble the right blend until the third quarter, when he combined Alih, Almacin, Lusuegro and Mikhael Fernandez with the speedy point guard Armyne Biclar, thereby effectively reducing to five, 63-58, the 13-point gap that was left opened by the DPWH-Del Rio Resort combined squad at the end of the first half.

With the assistance of Lanuza, Lusuegro sunk a two from underneath the basket to allow the miners to catch up again, 81-79, with less than four minutes to consume before the final buzzer.

With the local folks cheering wildly over the unexpected basketball showdown at their cool and peaceful town, the highway's Sabijon brothers - Julius and Jigger - combined with Kenny Ray Lerog to speed away a 16-point homerun, while limiting the miners only to seven points for a 97-86 wrap up.

Elimination games of the SBL Inaugural Conference would resume Tuesday at the Oval Plaza covered court in General Santos City with the Royals taking on the Mindanao Medical Center's Medex at the 5:30 p.m. opener and the DPWH-Del Rio Resort gunning for a third win against the hard-pressed St. Elizabeth Hospital Rebels.

How they scored:

1st Game
Dole Juicers - Quarter Scores 29-51-72-93: Mantile 22, Sulla 17, Duran 15, Gabilagon 14, Baldosano 14, Maloloy-on 7, Bascones 2, Dayonot 2, De Asis 0, Nacorda 0, Palma 0, and Francisco 0.

Royals - Quarter Scores 12-38-63-88: Dadivas 23, Gonzaga 18, Andayran 14, Tabanao 11, Chagas 5, Pialago 5, Reblingca 4 , Gaurana 4, Silva 2, Latabe 2, Anito 0, and Sale 0.

2nd Game
Tampakan Copper - Quarter Scores 20-37-58-86: Almacin 29, Alih 15, Lusuego 14, Lanuza 8, Ejorcadas 7, Paclibar 6, Biclar 5, Cabales 2, M. Fernandez 0, C. Fernandez 0, F. Fernandez 0, and Villarosa 0.

DPWH-Del Rio Resort - Quarter Scores 23-50-63-97: Julius Sabijon 21, Silorio 15, Jigger Sabijon 13, Lerog 10, Penetrante 10, Tabale 9, Alvarez 6, Cobrador 5, Ramos 4, Yap 4, Jamero 0, and Guadalupe 0. (Press release)

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06-30-2006, 07:50 AM
CX Plus John Arne Construction starts strong in SWF Club hoop
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 06/30/2006

The CX Plus John Arne Construction went off to an auspicious start by scoring an 88-76 win over the Flammazine in the Sunday-Wednesday-Friends Club basketball tournament last Sunday at the CEC gym.

In the other game, Unilink bounced back from its opening loss, but not without passing through a major scare before running away with a 94-92 victory over Summit Drinking Water.

With three players scoring in double figures for playing coah Boy Te and the presence of German center Roland Koschinger, John Arne controlled the game all the way.

Vincent Reyes paced John Arne with 18 points while Dave Lim and Jimbo Noel added 12 and 10 points, respectively. Te and Koschinger combined for 13 points.

Meanwhile, SWF president Engr. Paul Quiñanola had 11 points in Unilink's win. Last June 18, Unilink bowed down to Flammazine, 72-79, with Quiñanola scoring nine points.

Five teams are seeing action in this year's SWFC.

Te, who steered the John Arne Construction to the Guadalupe Inter-Company crown, had been re-appointed as SWFC commissioner.

Te expressed his gratitude to Teofanes Yap of George and Peter Lines, who had been supporting SWFC for several years now.

During the opening ceremonies, Summit's Claire Quirago, a nursing sudent of University of San Jose-Recoletos, romped away with the Miss SWFC tiara.

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07-02-2006, 09:10 AM
GAA hoop finals Moved July 9
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 07/02/2006

Because of the "Mano-A-Mano" 12-round fight between Filipino boxing icon Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao against Mexican Oscar "Chololo" Larios at the Araneta Coliseum, the Guadalupe Athletic Association (GAA) 7th Founder's Cup finals has been moved from July 2 to July 9 at the Guadalupe Sports Complex.

The officers of GAA decided to move the games because they want all their members to watch the Pacquiao-Larios fight.

The GAA championship battle finals will be contested between Rama-Bullo and Egpyt Sportwear.

Rama-Bullo and Egpyt both fashioned out come-from-behind victories in last Sunday's knockout semifinals against the G&S International and Aqua Serv, respectively.

It was Egpyt, which booked the first finals slot as it booted out Aqua Serv despite being down by 18 points in the first period. It regained the lead only in the final three minutes of the fourth period courtesy of the go-ahead triple by Ramir Nabua, 49-46, that forced Aqua Serv to collapse down the stretch.

Rama-Bullo, led by former vice-governor Enrico Rama and Dr. Stephen Bullo, grabbed the second finals berth by also coming from behind 20 points only to steal the game in the dying seconds handing another jinx on title contender G&S International.

For third place, it will be a tug-of-war between the Allan Ricaña-led Aqua Serv against the G&S International. Also expected to shine for Aqua Serv, another title contender, are team owner Franklin Aniñon, big man Sitong Francisco and Dennis Santillan and Armstrong Fernandez.

On the other hand, G&S will rely on William Jabines, Rene Tinapay, Joey Tablada and Nono Calitas.

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07-04-2006, 08:44 AM
3 titles at stake in
Bago cagefest
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com


Three championships will be disputed in the 1st Mayor Janet E. Torres Cup Basketball Tournament that will take centerstage on July 8 at the Manuel Y. Torres Memorial Coliseum and Cultural Center in Bago City.

The competing squads will vie for the crowns in the high school, 12-Under and 10-Under divisions of the tournament that is being organized by the Bago Sangguniang Kabataan Federation. Teams that are expected to see action in the event are Bacolod-based squads University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Mansilingan Christian Academy, St. John's Institute, Bacolod Tay Tung High School and University of St. La Salle together with cagers from La Carlota City and Bago SK.

Bago SK president Andrew Martin Torres said that representatives of the participating teams will have a meeting at 6 p.m. today at the VIP room of the Bago Coliseum.

The meeting will tackle the submission of line-ups, screening of players, briefing of the tournament's rules and regulations, registration fee and the other needed requirements for the event, he said. *CIT

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07-04-2006, 08:46 AM
BUS Group U-17 sets
basketball tilt
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The 3rd Basketball Unified Sports Group-Panasonic Cup 17-Under Tournament is set on the last week of July in Bacolod City.

The coaches and team representatives of the participating squads will meet either tomorrow July 4 or 6 at the Apollo Restaurant to discuss the tournament format, Henry Doble of BUS Group said. BUS Group chairman Bing Soyao is eyeing seven or eight teams to battle for the chairmanship.

Squads that have been invited so far are reigning titlist University of St. La Salle, last year's runner-up Bacolod Tay Tung High School, St. John's Institute, Mansilingan Christian Academy, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, La Consolacion College and St. Rose of Lima School.

The tournament aims to be a venue for the competing teams' buildups for the juniors' basketball hostilities of the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association meet, Doble said.*CIT

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07-06-2006, 08:21 AM
John Arne Cons. drains Summit in SWFC hoopfest
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 07/06/2006

The CX Plus John Arne Construction scored a masterful 95-68 rout of Summit Drinking Water in last Sunday's game of the Sunday Wednesday Friends Club at the CEC gym.

Earlier, the Tipasi All-Star defeated Unilink, 70-54.

With topgunner Vincent "Inting" Reyes scoring only eight points for only a limited playing time, the others were there to provide the scoring chores for Jhon Arne including playing coach Dr. Boy Te, who finished with 10 points.

It was Christopher John Seno who topscored for John Arne with 17 points while Jimbo Noel and Kit Jesson Seno had 11 points, apiece as John Arne now totes a 2-0 win-loss card to tie with the Tipasi All-Star, manned by Sacred Heart School Jesuit Passarelle coach Ancing Anciado and Atty. Jun Felicitas, who both scored eight points each.

German center Roland Koschinger also suited up, scoring only two points.

SWFC treasurer Frank Estorba led Summit with 21 points even as Junjun Doblas finished with 18 points but for a losing cause as their team dropped to 0-2.

On Sunday, John Arne and Tipasi square off with the winner claiming the number one spot.

Unilink, led by SWFC president Engr. Paul Quiñanola, has a 1-2 win-loss record while idle Flammazine had 1-1 win-loss card.

The scores

First Game

Tipasi All-Star (70) - Espinosa 13, Cabiluna 12, Unajan 10, Mansubre 9, Felicitas 8, Anciado 8, Jabines 6, Logroño 2, Zafra 2

Unilink (54) - Silve 10, Quiñanola 9, Rafols 7, Dandan 6, Lopez 5, Abella 4, Saiz 4, Abano 2, Chavez 2, Belarmino 2, Enriquez 2, Largo 1

Second Game:

CX Plus John Arne (95) - J. Seno 17, Noel 11, K. Seno 11, Te 10, Sasing 10, Reyes 8, Mauro 7, O. Seno 4, J. Mauro 4, Ocampo 4, Sullano 4, Koschinger 2, Lim 2, Chua 1

Summit (68) - Estorba F. 21, Doblas 18, Nadera 8, Lansang 6, Mendoza 4, A. Estorba 4, Luces 3, Elizondo 2, Dee 2

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07-07-2006, 11:51 AM
Friday, July 07, 2006
Juicers lead anew in Socsksargen games
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GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Del Rio Resort and Mindanao Medical Center's Medex tied at 4-2 win-loss when they ended Tuesday evening their elimination campaign in the ongoing Socsksargen Basketball League (SBL) even as the Dole Juicers regained leadership at 4-1 with one more game to go.

The Koronadal City-based DPWH-Del Rio Resort under coach Renato "Boy" Guadalupe dumped the win-less Sarangani Migs, 85-68, in their first game assignment Tuesday (July 4) at the Oval Plaza covered court here.


The encounter also produced another record for the highwaymen as small forward Julius Sabijon sunk 29 points including a three-by-three to join with Sarangani Mig's Anthony Timon and Tampakan Copper's Joven Almacin in the league's highest individual score standing.

Sabijon's elder brother Jigger who plays small forward aided with 12, while 6'1" center Rico Ramos converted another 11 for the trio to bag almost two-third of the team's total harvest.

The Sarangani Migs continued its sluggish performance save for Jack Mamalumpong, Anthony Timon, Renato Lape and Jamil Alih who registered 20, 18, 13 and 11 markers apiece to sequester all scores except for six.

The banana growers, under Coach Eddie Tingson, trailed all the way from the beginning of the game, 12-20, 25-42, 46-65, 68-85.

Meanwhile, the Dole Juicers under the tutelage of coach Jun Allera made a strong comeback Tuesday night when it routed close rival Medex, 99-88, after a poor performance Sunday at Tampakan, South Cotabato.

Michael Etrata made his best performance in the league so far when he played cool and jolly even as he connected a total of 23 points - the highest of the Juicers in Game 17 - and committed just a double offense.

The presence of heavy center Gabriel Maloloy-on, who was conspicuously absent during Sunday's encounter with DPWH-Del Rio Resort, also helped the Juicers with 17, all made just within the shaded lanes except for one from the charity line.

Reliable as ever, Rugie Cyril Sulla and Danilo Baldosano shared with 16 and 12, respectively, to keep the Juicers ahead most of the time starting 2:45 minutes into the second canto.

The Medex led the first quarter until 2:21 minutes of the second when the Juicers' Alrene Palma fired a two to erect the first deadlock at 28-all, followed by 36-all before the hospital squad reclaimed the lead at 38-36 some 2:48 minutes remaining of the second.

Engaging in a real seesaw game, the Juicers, with all its deployed 11 cagers scoring, immediately took back the lead and never looked back again. It closed the first half in their favor 47-41 as well as the third canto 67-62, despite relentless efforts and physical attacks by the Medex that resulted however to the early retirement of Jay Forones, Emmanuel Aquino and Jonas Garces in the fourth.

Small forward Dave Sagad, who always played good assist, produced the highest 18 for the Medex. Continuing their savory deeds the past outings, the small-but-terrible point guard Jimboy Bartolome and agile power forward Arniel Roda combined 31 points to compensate the low-scoring-than-average performance of Jonas Garces and Aquino who just managed nine apiece.

Sporting a 4-1 win-loss card, the Juicers is expected to throw all weapons in the arsenal to neutralize the Rebels in their penultimate battle at 5:30 p.m. Saturday tentatively at the Oval Plaza covered court here.

The Juicers' must avoid a probable triple tie with the DPWH-Del Rio Resort and the Medex or a four-way tie with said squads and the Rebels, depending on the outcome of the latter's engagement with the Tampakan Copper on Thursday (July 6).

For its part, the Rebels with its 3-1 standing would exert all efforts to thwart the offenses and overthrow the defenses of both the Tampakan Copper that gained confidence after defeating the Medex Sunday and the Juicers that dominated the landscape from day one.

In the event of triple or quadruple tie, the SBL Inaugural Conference management would resort to quotient system to determine the top three teams that would automatically enter the best-of-three semi-final.

The fourth placer would join with the Tampakan Copper, Royals and Sarangani Migs in a single round-robin wildcard quarter final phase that would commence Tuesday next week at the Oval Plaza.

How they scored:

1st Game
DPWH-Del Rio Resort: Julius Sabijon 29, Jigger Sabijon 12, Ramos 11, Silorio 7, Tabale 7, Lerog 4, Nulla 4, Penetrante 3, Guadalupe 2, Alvarez 2, Cobrador 2, and Yap 2.

Sarangani Migs: Mamalumpong 20, Timon 18, Lape 13, Alih 11, Sarcauga 5, Pagay 1, Badong 0, Polistico 0, Pordios 0, De Leon 0, Talisay 0, and Tingson 0.

2nd Game
Dole Juicers - 20-47-67-99: M. Etrata 23, Maloloy-on 17, Sulla 16, Baldosano 12, Nacorda 8, Mantile 7, Palma 6, Gabilagon 4, Duran 3, Francisco 2, and Bascones 1.

Medex - 26-41-62-88: Sagad 18, Bartolome 16, Roda 15, Aquino 9, Garces 9, Forones 6, Benigay 6, Alon 6, Halili 3, Asis 0, and Gregorio 0 (Press release)

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07-08-2006, 10:49 AM
Rama-Bullo, Egpyt Sportswear collide tomorrow for GAA title
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 07/08/2006

TOPSEEDS Rama-Bullo and Egpyt Sportswear will square off tomorrow for the Guadalupe Athletic Association (GAA) 7th Founder's Cup crown at the Guadalupe Sports Complex.

Two more survivors Aqua Serv and G&S International will battle for third place scheduled earlier before the knockout finals.

Team owners former vice-governor Enric Rama and Dr. Stephen Bullo are looking good as they aim to claim the GAA crown as they have already defeated Egpyt in the elimination round for group positioning making them the number one team among 12 entries.

Jun Verano, Boy Miante and Danny dela Peña are among the reliable scorers for Rama-Bullo against Egpyt, which is led by Rey Alqiosola, Jeffrey Diola, Serg Cortes and Joey Tablada.

Rama-Bullo made its entry to the finals through the hard way, trailing by 20 points in the fourth period only to steal the game from G&S International after grabbing the lead in the final three minutes and never looked back winning through backdoor entrance, 78-74.

The same also holds true with Egpyt Sportswear which came back from an 18-point second period deficit against Aqua Serv only to survive in the final three minutes for a knot-tieng triple by Ramir Nabua, 49-46, to eventually took a 55-50 win.

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07-08-2006, 10:51 AM
MLSDF-Mantawi Dream Team trounces Sogod selection
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 07/08/2006

The M. Lhuillier Sports Development Commission (MLSDF)-backed Mantawi Dream Team got off to a blistering start as it shackled Sogod selection, 80-60, in the 2006 Compostela Mayor's Cup Invitational 21-Under Basketball Tournament at the Compostela municipal gym.

Anjun Cabahug scored eight of his 14 points in a second quarter breakway that came to be MLSDF-Mantawi Dream Team's springboard in dictating the tempo of the match the rest of the away.

With Cabahug on the firing end backed up by the adept quarterbacking skills of Luigi Bercede, Mantawi of coach Ancing Anciado blew a hairline 14-13 lead into a 12-point bubble at halftime, 35-23.

Patrick Jacobe and Joven Cortes then presided over a searing 23-14 spurt in the third quarter as Mantawi virtually put the victory in its pocket with a commanding 21-point edge, 58-37, entering the final canto.

Nelson Basubas and Roderick Remedio tried desperately to bail Sogod out of humiliation but were negated by Mantawi's unrelenting defense and unforgiving offense.

Right after the match, Anciado and team manager Glenn Bercede lodged a protest against Sogod player Basubas, who is said to be already 24 years old. The tournament is open to players aged 21 years old and below.

Basubas finished with a game-high 31 points.

Mantawi placed the game under protest despite of their lopsided victory to serve stern warning to other teams to always abide by the rules and adhere to the true essence of sportmanship.

The team, which was only formed three weeks before the tournament, will serve as the official team of Mandaue City in future competitions.

MLSDF executive director Eddie Ybañez is the team consultant, while helping Anciado at the bench is ex-pro Montoy Singson. The team is bankrolled by MLSDF and Mandaue City Sports Development Commission under the aegis of Cheryl Ouano.

The scores

Mantawi (80) - Cabahug 14, Jacobe 12, Bercede 11, Cortes 11, Florido 8, Manira 6, Espina 4, Ranile 4, Mercader 4, Morelles 4, Bosque 2

Sogod (60) - Basubas 31, Remedio 19, Ruiz 8, Montoya 2, Enriquez 1.

Quarterscores: 14-13; 35-23; 58-37; 80-60

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07-12-2006, 08:52 AM
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Rebels down Juicers to top Socsksargen basketball tilt eliminations
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GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The St. Elizabeth Hospital Rebels Saturday evening downed the previously favorite Dole Juicers, 82-69, to finally dominate the elimination round of the Socsksargen Basketball League (SBL) at the Oval Plaza covered court here. The Rebels enjoyed a five-one win-loss card.

As a result, the frustrated Dole Juicers unfortunately fell out of the top three finishers that would automatically qualify for the semi-finals but has to slug out with the three other tail-ender squads for the fourth slot in a wildcard quarter final phase that was scheduled to start Tuesday evening.



The Juicers went on triple tie with the Medex and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH_-Del Rio Resort at four wins and two losses but they suffered low quotient. The 20-point lead established by the Highwaymen during their July 2 encounter with the Juicers in Tampakan can not offset the 11-point advance enjoyed by the Polomolok-based squad when they trampled the Medex last Tuesday.

According to SBL Commissioner Danny Billano, Dole Juicers gained only 0.92 quotient compared to Medex’s 1.0197 and DPWH-Del Rio Resort’s 1.0074.

On the other hand, the Sarangani Migs routed the Tampakan Copper, 82-60, to advance to the fifth place at the final day of the SBL Inaugural’s elimination round.

The Miners tied with the Royals at one win, five losses but it slid to the bottom rung of the elimination ladder by virtue of the win-over-the-other rule.

The Sarangani Agricultural Company, Inc.-owned Sarangani Migs would face the East Asia Royale Hotel-based Royals at 5:30 p.m. quarter final opener Tuesday, while the Juicers and the Miners are scheduled to tangle in the second game at 7:30 p.m.

The Juicers versus Rebels last elimination engagement was full of thrill actions as both squads tied for eight times until the last 26 seconds of the third canto when Juicers’ Danilo Baldosano converted two charity throws to approach the Hospital Crewmen from behind.

Christopher “Bobong” Yong had replied with his own free throw, followed with a three from Christian “Ian” Gomez for the Rebels to completely break away from the clutches of the Juicers for the final time, ending the quarter at 61-57.

With the Rebels first in the basket, both teams closed the first quarter at 16-all but the Juicers had advanced five points at the end of the first half, 37-32. Through the combined efforts of Christopher Yong, Reggie “Tata” Baleroso, Randy Balbero, Resty “Enting” Bustamante and Gomez, the Rebels recovered the lead during the third, before dumping 21 markers including Nasrudin “Toto” Pagayao’s eight to end the fourth at 82, while limiting the Juicers’ harvest to 12 that finally closed at 69.

The Juicers’ efforts to keep the Rebels at bay were all futile as Michael Etrata missed many of his attempts though he successfully connected 15. Heavy center Gabriel Maloloy-on can not do much but 10 including a three and a bonus.

With feeds from teammates faltering, small sharpshooters Allan Jay Mantile and Ralf Duran had made only triple and double threes apiece. Mantile who had been the Juicers’ prime scoring machine in at least two past games only registered a total of eight.

The 69 finish was the lowest of the Dole Juicers in all its six elimination games this inaugural season.

Meanwhile, the second victory of the Sarangani Migs at the expense of its half-sister Tampakan Copper came closely after the reported intervention by Sarangani Governor Miguel Rene A. Dominguez, whose family owned Saci and from whom the team has been named after, on the sluggish performance of the veteran squad.

Tampakan’s 60-point production is the lowest so far in the SBL Inaugural Conference. The Miners were leading in the first quarter, 20-17, before the Banana Growers dumped 23-point harvest in the second, wrapping the canto at 40-31.

The situation further deteriorated in the third with the Banana Growers erecting 21 markers against the Miners’ 10, 61-41. The Sarangani boys fired another salvo of 21 shots against the Tampakan squad’s 19 to close the show at 82-60.

How they scored:

1st game
Rebels – 16-32-61-82: Yong 19, Pagayao 17, Baleroso 14, Roda 9, Gomez 7, Balbero 6, Cosme 4, Bustamante 4, Piñeda 2, España 0, and Angeles 0.

Dole Juicers – 16-37-57-69: M. Etrata 15, Maloloy-on 10, Baldosano 9, Duran 9, Mantile 8, Sulla 8, Gabilagon 7, Palma 2, Bayona 1, Nacorda 0, Dayonot 0, and Francisco 0.

2nd game
Sarangani Migs – 17-40-61-82: Mamalumpong 26, Timon 18, Talisay 11, Lape 9, Uayan 9, Polistico 5, Pagay 2, Alih 2, Pordios 0, Sarcauga 0, Badong 0, and Rosauro 0.

Tampakan Copper – 20-31-41-60: Nadera 14, Almacin 11, Lusuegro 10, Alih 6, M. Fernandez 5, Biclar 4, C. Fernandez 4, Caballes 2, Ejorcadas 2, Lanuza 2, and Paclibar 0. (Press release)

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07-13-2006, 08:51 AM
CECABA All-Stars shackle PPSA in Execs Cup caging
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 07/13/2006

The prolific inside-outside combination of Chester Cokaliong and Ricky Yu conspired for 45 points in the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association (CECABA) All-Stars' 104-66 massacre of Punta Princesa Sports Association (PPSA)-I Cooler Marketing in the 2006 Executives Cup on Tuesday at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

After being held off a measly three-point output in their previous upset loss to Team Barkada, Cokaliong rose back to life as he shot seven 3-pointers of his topscoring 25 points on top of three assists and two rebounds to run away with the game MVP honors.

Yu heavily backed up Cokaliong with 22 markers, nine rebounds and three assists on a remarkable 10-13 sniping from the field for the Pilipinas Shell-sponsored CECABA All-Stars, which spared no mercy against the hapless PPSA squad all throughout the 40-minute battle.

In the main game, Insular Life went through some scary moments before eking out a scrappy 73-71 win over Sacred Heart Alumni Basketball Association (SHABA)-Cebu Home Builders to join the CECABA All-Stars at second place with similar 6-2 win-loss records.

Cokaliong and Yu stoked the early offensive fire as they combined for 15 points to vault the CECABA All-Stars to an early 23-12 lead.

Spunky guard Joel Chan later joined the scoring binge, even as the CECABA All-Stars displayed great team effort in whipping up a fierce 34-15 attack in the second quarter to mount an imposing 30-point bulge at halftime, 57-27.

So decisive the CECABA All-Stars were that they relentlessly pummeled PPSA in final two quarters capped by a 28-21 burst to wrap up the 38-point blowout.

Chan scored only nine but had 11 points and eight assists for the CECABA stars. Stephen Tan contributed 12 points and five rebounds followed by Edvin Kaw with 11 markers, five rebounds and three assists.

Esteban Cesar Ortega scattered 23 points and 17 rebounds, Ric Jason Hernandez chipped in 14 and Alfred Lim added 11 points and 11 caroms for PPSA, which fell to 4-4.

In the other game, Insular Life saw five of its players dishing out double figures in getting past the gritty SHABA selection.

Aikan Cabañero had 14 points, 10 rebounds and five steals, while Ray Eduave and Roy Joseph de Guzman cashed in 11 markers apiece for Insular Life, which used a 21-13 run in the third period to gain control of the match, 56-51, after being down by three at halftime, 35-38.

Insular Life, which also drew 10 points each from Roderek Villegas and Rodolfo Romanos, weathered a spirited endgame resistance by SHABA to notch its sixth win in eight starts.

Theogene Lim fired a season-high 35 points and four rebounds, but got only help from Frederick Tan with 15 points and a season-best 16 rebounds as SHABA suffered its seventh defeat against only one victory.

The scores

First game

CECABA All-Stars (104) - Cokaliong 25, R. Yu 22, Tan 12, Kaw 11, Chan 9, Sia 7, Cokaliong 6, W. Yu 6, Resil Yu 4, E. Yu 2

PPSA (66) - Ortega 23, Hernandez 14, Lim 11, Arellano 8, Espinoza 6, Villar 2, Mosqueda 2

Second game

Insular Life (73) - Cabañero 14, Eduave 11, De Guzman 11, Villegas 10, Romanos 10, Llanos 9, Calo 5, Cinco 3

SHABA (71) - T. Lim 35, F. Tan 15, Roxas 6, N. Lim 5, Young 4, P. Lim 4, Divinagracia 2

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07-13-2006, 08:54 AM
Espinosa stars as Tipasi All-Stars stun John Arne in SWFC hoop

The Freeman 07/13/2006

Former USP Panther Dodong Espinosa scored four points in the final 27 seconds of the contest to lift Tipasi All-Stars to a stunning 62-60 victory over the previously unbeaten CX Plus John Arne Construction in the Sunday Wednesday Friends Club basketball tournament at the CEC gym.

Espinosa's first shot tied the count at 60-all. In the ensuing play, he intercepted an errant inbound pass by John Arne and then dashed for the game-clinching breakaway layup with five ticks left before the final buzzer.

John Arne, which fought without top gunner Vincent "Inting" Reyes and coach Boy Te, had the final possession, but couldn't make one good offensive play.

Tipasi All-Stars trailed by 19 points, 29-10, early in the second period, but rallied back tenaciously to trim the deficit down to a matchstick at halftime, 36-37.

A see-saw battle ensued from that point on, but the Tipasi All-Stars displayed sheer grit and guts in the closing minutes of the game to complete what is by far the biggest comeback in SWFC history.

Despite absorbing its first loss in two starts, John Arne is still capable of making it to the finals as it only needs to win against Unilink this Sunday to set up an expected grudge rematch with Tipasi All-Stars.

Earlier, the Summit Drinking water defeated the Flammazine, 81-75.

The scores

First game

Summit (81) - W. Estorba 28, Mendoza 17, Luces 10, Nadera 7, Doblas 6, Estorba 4, Abapo 3, F. Estorba 3, Malinao 2

Flammazine (75) - Mosqueda 18, Cabrera 14, Baclay 14, Lawas 7, Malazarte 6, Rio 5, Mavi 5, Mordeno 4, Bullo 2

Second Game

Tipasi All-Stars (62) - Cabiluna 11, Espinosa 9, Mansubre 9, Felicitas 7, Zafra 6, Anciado 6, Logroño 6, Torregosa 4, Jabines 2

CX Plus John Arne (60) - Sullano 10, Lim 10, Noel 7, Sasing 7, J. Seno 7, Ocampo 6, A. Mauro 6, J. Mauro 3, Te 2 (GGM)

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07-13-2006, 08:56 AM
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Pulantubig, Banilad notch initial wins
By Jimmy P. Abayon
sunstar.com.ph


PULANTUBIG and Banilad ruled Game 1, beating respective rivals Daro, 79-67, and Poblacion 1, 106-101, in double overtime at the start of the elimination round Saturday and Sunday night at the City Quadrangle of the Globe Telecom-Kagawad Boni Catarata Memorial Cup 2006 Inter-Barangay Basketball Tournament.

Both teams join Saturday's Games 2 and 3 winners Looc, who trounced Motong, 88-82, and Bajumpandan who swept Calindagan, 83-72, and Sunday's Games 2 and 3 leaders Piapi and Candau-ay.


Piapi routed Mangnao-Canal, 76-60, while Candau-ay humbled Poblacion 6 in double overtime, 82-89.

Cadawinonan clash with Junob for Bracket C 6:30 Thursday night, to be followed by the Tabuc-Tubig-Poblacion 7 in Bracket A encounter at 8 p.m.

Of Dumaguete City's 30 barangays, 23 are joining the annual inter-barangay basketball tournament.

In case it rains, Dumaguete City Sports and Games Officer and tournament director Joe A. Guirit said all games may be transferred to the Dumaguete City High School gymnasium.

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07-14-2006, 01:13 AM
MLSDF-Mantawi logs three-game sweep
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 07/14/2006

The M. Lhuillier Sports Development Foundation (MLSDF)-Mantawi Traders Dream Team completed a three-game elimination round sweep after crushing Carmen All-Stars, 99-79, in the 10th Compostela Mayor's Cup Under-21 basketball tournament the other night at the Compostela Sports Complex.

As of this writing last night, the MLSDF-Mantawi Traders of coach Hermogenes "Ancing" Anciado and team consulant Eddie Ybañez are still slugging it out with Lilo-an Selection in a sudden-death duel for the coveted championship.

Cortes topped with 17 points followed by Patrick Jacobe with 16, while Jeffrey Moriles chipped in 12 markers for MLSDF-Mantawi, which got off to a sizzling 25-14 start.

After an even second-quarter battle, MLSDF-Mantawi caught fire anew and launched a devastating 30-19 rally in the third canto to mount a commanding 22-point lead, 76-54, that sent Carmen All-Stars wobbling the rest of the way.

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07-14-2006, 01:18 AM
Friday, July 14, 2006
Juicers drown Copper men in wildcard round of Socsksargen cage tilt
sunstar.com.ph

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Rambling Dole Juicers beat the struggling Tampakan Copper in their second meeting, 84-73, to establish early leadership of the wildcard quarter final round of the ongoing Socsksargen Basketball League (SBL) Inaugural Conference when it opened at the Oval Plaza covered court here last Tuesday evening.

On the other hand, the reinvigorated Sarangani Migs continued its winning streak for the third playing night when it trampled the beleaguered Royals, 99-88, in the opener of the four-squad wildcard quarter final round.


With four more games to play, the fight for the fourth slot of the semi-final round that is the wildcard quarter final phase all about has shifted this early to the Dole Juicers and the Sarangani Migs that are sporting a carried over five-two and three-four win-loss cards, respectively.

With the first win, the Juicers are practically waiting for the final encounter for whichever would emerge lucky from their three contenders in the wildcard phase.

The Sarangani Migs, which ranked sixth in the elimination round, has to sweep all its three opponents including the Juicers to be entitled for a play off with the latter on July 18 that would decide the outcome of the quarter final.

The best portrait the Banana Growers could paint out of the three straight wins is five-four – equivalent to the worst that could befell on the Juicers that has a potential for a six-three even if they would lost to the former in their second meeting Saturday. Just the same, the team that could accomplish sweeping victories would be given the incentive for a winner-take-all challenge with the fourth placer of the elimination round that is the Dole Juicers.

Should either of the Royals or the Tampakan Copper be able to win its remaining two games, granting that the Sarangani Migs would lost its last two engagements, a two-way tie (three-six win-loss card) would emerge that should be settled via the win-over-the-other rule. The surviving squad, regardless of their win-loss record, would then face the Juicers in a playoff on Tuesday next week, said SBL Commissioner Danny Billano

With that rule, the Hoteliers are already obliterated even if they would be able to sweep their last two games, they being defeated by the Banana Growers in the opener. Their present record is one-six and the best it could muster is three-six – the same with the present standing of the Sarangani Migs that beat them last Tuesday.

That scenario would basically reduce the struggle for the Juicers’ potential challenger between the Sarangani Agricultural Company-owned quintet and the Sagittarius Mines, Inc.-supported Tampakan Copper.

The Miners must have to beat the Banana Growers Thursday and the Hoteliers on Saturday to grab that last chance to challenge the Juicers for the third time on Tuesday next week. Both the Banana Growers and the Hoteliers grounded the Miners in their respective first engagements during the elimination, while the Juicers won all two previous assignments with the Miners.

The previously favorite Dole Juicers have to make this sacrifice just because of one humbling 105-85 defeat to the Highwaymen in Tampakan last July 2.

Meanwhile, the top three teams – Rebels, Medex and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Del Rio Resort – have to take the back seat and rest for ten days before jumping into the semi-finals starting on July 20.

Many of the coaching staff and players of the leading squads including the Rebels team governor and SBL board chairman Antonio Veneracion and Medex team governor Kit Campos are keenly observing the quarter final as part of their respective preparations for the semis.

The SBL Inaugural Conference has been staged in cooperation with the SouthPhil Arts and Sports Promotion and with the little support of the City Government of General Santos, the Philippine Long Distance and Telephone Company Inc., and the Coca-Cola Bottlers Phils. Inc. (Press release)

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07-15-2006, 10:25 AM
MLSDF-Mantawi repeats mastery over Lilo-an to win Compostela U-21 cage title
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 07/15/2006

The M. Lhuillier Sports Development Foundation (MLSDF)-Mantawi Traders Dream Team once again preyed on Lilo-an Selection's huge endgame collapse to walk away with a 74-66 win in their sudden-death final and grab the 10th Compostela Mayor's Cup Under-21 basketball crown on Thursday at the Compostela Sports Complex.

Joven "Yao Ming" Cortes, Francis Luigi Bercede, Phil Mercader and Jeffrey Moriles sparked a courageous fightback in the windup where MLSDF-Mantawi bombarded 25 points while holding off Lilo-an to a measly six-point output to complete another big turnaround after trailing by 11, 60-49, at the end of the third period.

Mantawi opened the final stretch with a 6-0 blast on Mercader's 3-pointer. Later, Cortes hit back-to-back baskets and Moriles converted a layup capping a 13-2 run that knotted the count at 62-all with 5:45 left in the contest.

As Lilo-an remained ice-cold after an explosive show in the first three quarters, Bercede cooly drilled in a wide open triple from the right corner to hand Mantawi its first taste of the lead, 65-62, since Jonas Jude Ybañez broke the ice of the match with a trey in a 6-0 spread.

Jose Manzanares scored on a quick layup to pull Lilo-an within 64-65, but the red-hot Bercede canned a running jumper to fuel a 6-0 spurt that gave Mantawi a 71-64 breather with just a minute left to play.

Playing like seasoned hardcourt warriors despite their youth, the Traders wisely slowed down the pace of the game to kill time before Moriles canned the insurance 3-pointer with 35 ticks left before the final buzzer.

Cortes topscored with 18 points aside from providing Mantawi a big lift with his tenacious rebounding ability at crunchtime. Moriles added 13 markers followed by Mercader with 11, while Bercede, Clint Florido and Anjan Cabahug combined for 23 points.

The Lilo-anons were led by Marlon Tagalog with a game-high 21 points. They staged a 13-5 burst to gain a double-digit lead heading into the payoff canto, but wilted under a renewed challenge by the exuberant Mantawi stalwarts towards the end.

On the other hand, Mantawi head coach Hermogenes "Ancing" Anciado, a former Crispa Redmanizer, basked in the glow of his third championship since he ventured in Cebu coaching circuit three years ago.

A former Crispa Redmanizer, Anciado spurred Sacred Heart School-Jesuit to the juniors division title in the ML Kwarta Padala Inter-School Developmental Basketball Tournament in 2004 and guided Southwestern University to the collegiate division championship in the Cebu City Olympics in that same year.

Interestingly, three father-and-son tandems were part of the celebration. They are Mantawi team consultant Eddie Ybañez, team manager and Mandaue City Councilor Glenn Bercede and assistant coach Montoy Singson, whose sons Jonas Jude, Francis Luigi and Arjay, respectively, form part of Mantawi roster.

The scores

MLSDF-Mantawi (74) - Cortes 18, Moriles 13, Mercader 11, Bercede 9, Florido 8, Cabahug 6, Ybañez 3, Jacobe 2, Arong 2, Espina 2

Lilo-an Selection (66) - Tagalog 21, Castro 17, Baribe 10, Guinaw 9, Rosal 7, Manzanares 6, Lopez 4

Quarterscores:16-13, 36-30, 60-49, 74-66

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07-15-2006, 10:26 AM
11th SHABA caging opens Sunday

The Freeman 07/15/2006

A record-field of 14 squads will be competing in this year's Sacred Heart Alumni Basketball Association (SHABA) Basketball Tournament at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit gymnasium tomorrow.

The event, which is now on its 11th edition, is expected to be more exciting and tougher as they hope to dethrone defending champion Batch'97 under Dunkin Donuts-Gillamac.

Batch'97, considered as the winningest team after Batch 90 players split up and mixed with other batches will have almost the same line-up except for one additional player in the line, thus, keeping them comfortable and determined to win another title.

Set to challenge the Dunkin Donuts-Gillamacs'97 are teams namely Borplus Pipes'91-92-93, Chivas Regal'96, Crazy Dragons'97'02, GEF/Koppel'98, Big Mao'87 and 95, a mixed batch under, Bimoli Cooking Oil and another one for Petron-Gothong 95, k1 Family KTV'2001, MTO'2005, Stanford Lab/Worldwide Steel, Kenya 2003 the returning Batch 1994 under Hundai Cebu and new-comer San Miguel 2006.

In a press conference at White Gold House yesterday, it was learned that this year's battle will follow a different format.

The event will follow a single round robin battle with the top eight advancing to the quarter-finals and the top four in to the semi-final round.

The final action will be a best-of-three series games.

Even the All-Star games of SHABA will also have different format this time, scrapping the Lux Oriens and Eagles division and instead will be uysing the batches, according to its president Milvic Chua.

Hermogenes Anciado remains the commissioner of the event. - Caecent O. No-ot with Mariegold Lebumfacil

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07-15-2006, 10:26 AM
Verano lifts Rama-Bullo to championship plum in GAA
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 07/15/2006

Jun Verano exploded with five triples as Rama-Bullo pulled off a convincing 64-55 victory over Egpyt Sportwear to claim the Guadalupe Athletic Association (GAA) 7th Founder's Cup crown last Sunday at the Guadalupe Sports Complex.

In the battle for third, Aqua Serv defeated the G&S International, 70-61.

Verano, who finished with 17 points, hit three of his five triples in the payoff period that helped Rama-Bullo post its biggest lead at 15 points, 56-41, with 4:50 left in the contest.

When the dust settled, the Samboy Lim-look alike pointguard emerged as the hands down choice as MVP.

Team owner and former Cebu vice governor Enric Rama said his wards really wanted to win.

"We did it by teamwork and by our fighting spirit," said Rama.

Bebot Alquizola and Ramir Nabua combined for 24 points to lead Egpyt, but the missing links were Jeffrey Diola and Serge Cortes, who were handcuffed to a combined eight-point output.

Earlier, Marvin Capili showed the way for Aqua Serv with 17 points.

Capili was joined in the scoring parade by Sitong Francisco, Armstrong Fernandez and Sam Llevado, who conspired for 38 points. Playing coach and GAA vice president Allan Ricaña had only three points.

Don Guillen topscored for G&S International with 20 markers.

The scores

First game (For third)

Aqua Serv (70) - Capili 17, Francisco 15, Fernandez 12, Llevado 11, Santillan 4, Gabutan 4, Ricaña 3, Rosales 2, Diaz 2

G&S Intl. (61) - Guillen 20, Tesorero 7, Tablada 6, Gabato 5, Calitas 5, Cuizon 4, Echavez 4, Jumao-as 4, Tinapay 4, Gallardo 2, Segara 2

Second game (championship)

Rama-Bullo (64) - Verano 17, Dela Peña 8, Gabutero 6, Bullo 5, Retiza 5, Ricaña 4, Bacalan 4, Rama 4, Metante 3, D. Suzara 2, Ladaran 2, Tojoy 2, A. Suazara 2

Egpyt (55) - Alquizola 13, Nabua 11, Zamora 9, Egpyt 8, Diola 6, Baclayon 4, Cortes 2, Tablada 2

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07-15-2006, 10:43 AM
BUS Group event
draws 4 more teams
visayandailystar.com



Four more squads have confirmed their entry in the 2nd Basketball Unified Sports Group-Sharp Cup 17-Under Tournament that fires off on July 23 at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Defending champion University of St. La Salle, Jack and Jill School-Castleson, St. Benilde School and guest squad Stallions, thus, complete the cast of teams that will see action in the annual event.

The squads finalized their entry during a meeting between organizers, coaches and team representatives at the Apollo Restaurant-Hilado in Bacolod City on Wednesday.

Last year's runner-up titlist BTTHS, St. Rose of Lima School, Mansilingan Christian Academy and St. John's Institute have already signified their participation last week.

BUS Group chairman Bing Soyao said that a final meeting is set at 5:30 p.m. on July 18 to discuss the rules and regulations and schedule of games.

The double round-robin tournament will be a build-up for the competing teams in the juniors' hostilities of the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association's 26th Season. *CIT

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07-15-2006, 10:45 AM
Saturday, July 15, 2006
GS Cup opens Saturday
By Marianne L. Saberon-Abalayan
sunstar.com.ph


THE Jose Maria College (JMC) Kings and Ateneo de Davao University (Addu) Blue Knights will clash against each other in the main game of the Gaisano South (GS) Cup Basketball Tournament that opens at 1 p.m. Saturday at the GS Sky Gym.


Both teams are entered in the college category of the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP)-sanctioned cagefest.

The curtain raiser pits Davao Central College against the Holy Child School of Davao in the junior division.

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William "Butch' Ramirez is the guest speaker in the grand opening rites. It will also feature Viva Hot Babe Maui Taylor to spice up the occasion.

Organizers said they have invited the four PSC commissioners to grace the opening along with BAP regional director Regino "Boy" Cua, BAP 11 board of directors lawyers Reuben Abarquez and Emilio Dayanghirang, Rev. Gary Visitacion and Sam Pascual and women's basketball director Linda Tesoro.

Dubbed, "The Game of the Rising Stars", the tournament expects the University of Mindanao (UM) Wildcats, JMC Kings and San Pedro College as the early favorites in the college event.

The Ateneo de Davao High School and Holy Child may again resume their rivalry in the junior category while Assumption College of Davao and Ateneo are the must-see teams in the girls and mini divisions, respectively.

The GS Cup is sponsored by Close Up, Revicon Ion, Gillette, Century Canning, Head and Shoulders, Rexona, Sunsport, Gatorade, Master Eskinol, Nivea for Men, Ad and Promo Management (APM), Mentos Power Gum and Roll.

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07-16-2006, 07:52 AM
SHABA opens today
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 07/16/2006

The Sacred Heart Alumni Basketball Association (SHABA) Basketball Tournament formally opens 1 p.m. today at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit gymnasium.

Before the action starts, the event will have its formal opening as well as the selection of the best muse among the 14 competing teams.

Officials of Sacred Heart School-Jesuits and the officers of SHABA are expected to be in full force for the opening day.

A demonstration of skills from the current varsity and training pool members will also be presented during the opening ceremonies.

This will be the first time that the school's varsity players will be taking part in the SHABA activity, according to its commissioner Hermogenes Anciado.

Aside from the demonstration, the Jesuit's current varsity players will be playing against one of the competing teams in SHABA, the MTO'2005 in an exhibition game.

At the half of the exhibition games, follow the game proper in the two other courts.

A total of six games will be featured in the opening day.

Defending champion Dunkin Donuts/Gillamac'97 will take on the younger Stanford Lab/Worldwide Steel'99 in its first assignment.

Newcomer San Miguel '06, on the other hand, will be debuting against Chivas Regal'96 while the returning Hyundai '94 tackles the combined efforts of Batch '97 and 2002 under the Crazy Dragons.

Also set to play today are Borplus Pipes'91-92-93 versus Kenya'03, GEF/Koppel against K1 Family KTV and Bimoli Cooking Oil opposite Petron Gothong'95.

This year's event, set every Thursdays and Sundays, will follow a single-round robin format with the top eight going into the quarter-finals and the top four entering to the semi-final round. The final action will be a best-of-three games.

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07-17-2006, 07:55 AM
Monday, July 17, 2006
Tampakan Copper frustrates Sarangani Migs' final bid
sunstar.com.ph


THE erratic Tampakan Copper stopped the winning streak of late bloomer Sarangani Migs, 83-79, Thursday evening to spoil everybody's quarterfinal bid.

Dole Juicers is already locked up for the next round in the ongoing Socsksargen Basketball League (SBL) Inaugural Conference.


With totally overhauled coaching staff, the Tampakan-based squad teased the Sarangani Migs dribblers, which spoiled its semifinal bid.

The Banana Growers were doing well in the first canto, 26-18, with center Jack Mamalumpong, point guard Renato Lape, and newcomer Edgar Uayan, Jr. providing the score.

The Sagittarius Mines Inc.-supported squad took a vengeance by firing 26 markers in the second half largely through the efforts of center Jovani Alih, shooting guard Joven Almacin and 6'4" center Kim Madera.

The score was close at the end of the first half, with the Miners enjoying a 44-43 edge.

Out of nowhere, the Miners made a 14-1 run in the first seven minutes of the third.

But the Banana Growers replied with an 11-0.

The tally stood at 81-78 in favor of the Miners with 8.2 seconds remaining when Mamalumpong was sent to the 15-foot line for two free throws but only converted the second try.

The win practically spoiled the scheduled remaining quarterfinal games as it dashed the last hope of Sarangani Migs to square off with the Dole Juicers on Saturday.

With the Dole Juicers sporting a four-two win-loss record at the start of the wildcard phase, the only hope for the three tail ender teams to enter the semifinal was for a sweep of their remaining games.

As a matter of fact, the Juicers simply gave away their scheduled second assignment Thursday evening with the Royals, 90-75, by fielding mostly second stringers.

After consultation with other team governors and coaches, SBL Chairman Antonio "Tony Boy" Veneracion decided to scrap the non-bearing games scheduled on Saturday to save on time and expenses.

The best-of-three semifinal round will start on July 18 with the Medex scheduled to tangle with the DPWH-Del Rio Resort in the opener and the Rebels and the Dole Juicers in the second at the Oval Plaza covered court here. (Arthur J. Tariman)

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07-19-2006, 07:44 AM
American visitors defeat PPSA All-Stars in friendly
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 07/19/2006

Some American sports ambassador missionaries overwhelmed the Punta Princesa Sports Association All-Stars, 88-77, in an exhibition game at the Vicente Sotto gym in Punta Princesa.

Boths squads jumped off to a rousing start as the first half ended into a 43-all deadlock.

But the visitors stepped up its game behind the efforts of point guard Steven Perry and the 6-foot-6 forward Douglas Laskouske.

With a five-point deficit entering into the final canto, the diminutive Lito Navarro gave PPSA some reasons to go on as action was tied in two occasions until the missionaries took control of the game.

With three minutes left, the towering 6'8 centers Josh Manthe and Eric Pangburns protected their lead and never gave PPSA another chance to come near them.

Manthe led the visiting squads with 25 points while Perry and Pangburns had a combined 35 points while the losing squad saw Robert Abasolo spearheading with 30 points.

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07-19-2006, 07:45 AM
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Philhealth cagers triumph
By Lynde Salgados
sunstar.com.ph



NOW they can look forward to squaring off with their much bigger and more illustrious counterparts from Davao.

Host Philhealth on Friday drubbed Metrobank, 98-87, to complete a 2-0 sweep of their best-of-three championship games in the exciting 1st Philhealth-Cagayan de Oro basketball league at the Acsat gym.


In doing so, the wards of Philhealth assistant vice president for Northern Mindanao Datu Masiding "Ding" M. Alonto Jr. and Coach Jim Marohombsar gained the right to face Philhealth Davao in an exhibition match here tentatively set next week.

"Philhealth Davao has size advantage and perhaps more experienced players than us. But our charges are already quite familiar with each other. To say the least, we've already established a better chemistry in our team that we're almost assured to give them a good fight," the sports-loving Alonto told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro.

After erecting a twin-digit lead in the early goings, Philhealth cagers -- behind the balanced assaults of Owen Ubay-Ubay, Emelio Alinas, Jerome Pagute, Luisito "Jun" Pong, Norman Ebajay and Dave Baysa -- never looked back as they sustained the momentum up to the final quarter sans injured forward Paul Anthony Moreno.

Not even the never-say-die spirit displayed by Rufino Hengania, Charome Marte, Erwin Raagas, Thirdie Cui, Mark Reyes and Manolo Pajaron could stop Philhealth's relentless effort spiced up by the usual crowd-drawing antics of back-up guard Nasser Daclag on the floor.

"By local standard, Philhealth-CDO is really a strong commercial team with a deeper bench. Our only consolation was we fought till the end up to the best of our courage and ability," said Raagas.

Ubay-Ubay, formerly with Cebu's South Western Cobras, and Alinas of the Acsat Wild Cats, paced Philhealth with 20 points each. Pagute and Pong had 12 and 10 markers apiece.

Also fortifying Philhealth's convincing title finish were Dexter Lalosa, Roy Rafael Yacapin, Mandy Uy and Romeo Taruc.

"We're so liberal in imposing our tournament rules and guidelines that more teams have expressed interest to join the competition. Others simply asked that there would be a second conference this year but we intend to do it only annually," added Alonto, now in his third-year as president of the Government Corporations Athletic Association (GCAA) Meet.

Philhealth got the P10,000 top purse, while Metrobank of coach Arvin Mosqueda and third-placer IBP (Integrated Bar of the Philippines) settles for P7,000 and P5,000 cash prizes, respectively, also with trophies.

How they score

Philhealth (98) -- Ubay-Ubay 20, Alinas 20, Pagute 12, Pong 10, Ebajay 8, Baysa 8, Daclag 5, Uy 5, Taruc 4, Lalosa 2, Moreno 2, Yacapin 2.

Metrobank (87) -- Hengania 24, Marte 20, Raagas 13, Cui 12, Pajaron 8, Reyes 5, Miralles 4, Madjos 1.

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07-24-2006, 09:42 AM
Kuppa five grabs lead;
Eversure wins
BY CEDELF TUPAS
visayandailystar.com



Kuppa Coffee and Tea survived another cliffhanger Wednesday night, edging neophyte Negros Mindanao Sales, 66-65, to grab the solo lead in the Second Conference of the Fil-Sino Inter-Color Basketball Tournament at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Slotman Albert Li, who finished with 14 points, proved steady from the free throw line in the closing minutes, going 4-of-4 to keep Mindanao at bay. It was Kuppa's second one-point victory, after scoring a 71-70 triumph over Eversure Marketing Monday.

In the second game, Eversure bounced back with a 92-79 decision over Blue Mexican, which dropped its second straight game.

Li made two free throws with 2:12 left to push Kuppa, 63-59, and later sealed the win with two more charities with 54 seconds left, before Antonio Rogacion pegged the final count with a follow up with 1.8 remaining.

Led by Chac Mirano and Tubby Villanueva, Mindanao actually built a 39-29 advantage at the half but Bobby Yap outscored the entire NMS squad in the third quarter, 12-9, as Kuppa closed in at 49-47.

Yap finished with 15 points, while Aaron Guevarra and Roger Montalbo added 8 and 7, respectively.

Rogacion paced Mindanao with 20 but no other player finished in double figures. Villanueva and Mirano added 9 and 8, respectively.

Alex Chua, subbing for brother, Anthony, scored six points in a closing 14-8 run as Eversure rallied for the win, after trailing, 71-70. Blue Mexican's small but quick line-up caused match-up problems for Eversure at the start of the final period

Just as Eversure was starting to find their range, the Mexicans' shooting went awry as Jeff Wee, Brian Tan and Charlton Ong proved to be an intimidating presence on defense.

Kieron Tan topscored with 18 points with Wee chipping in 17. Brian Tan and Alex Chua scored 8 apiece and Anthony Chua added 7 apiece. Blue Mexican was led by Simon Guevarra with 16, Michael Ang 15 and John Motemayor 12. Marvin Ortiz and Siopao Dichavez contributed 9 points apiece. *CPT

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07-24-2006, 09:43 AM
Bmeg grabs finals slot in SCBHABA caging

The Freeman 07/24/2006

Defending champion Bmeg '85 routed Libresse '82/88, 99-86, to sweep their best-of-three semi-final series of the first division in the San Carlos Boys High Alumni Basketball Association (SCBHABA)- Atan Guardo Cup at the USC North campus gym the other day.

Despite losing the team's main gunner Edwin Banaag in the opening minute of the first quarter due to an injury, Bmeg was never threatened with ex-PBA player Lou Regidor leading the charge, scoring 31 of his 40 points in the first half.

But when Libresse tried to put the cuffs on Regidor in the second half, Virgil Pua took over the scoring cudgels, hitting three of his six treys on top of season-high 30 points.

"Good defense was the key to our victory. Despite being undermanned, the team never lost focus," said playing-coach Regidor.

Edmundo Odulio and Bonito Zanoria with 21 and 20 points, respectively, led Libresse.

Interestingly, batch '85 was never defeated in its eight straight final appearances. They will be facing Osaka '86 in the final match.

The Scores:

BMEG '85 (99)- Regidor 40, Pua 30, Sepe 8, Aznar 6, Torrejos 6, Bacaltos 4, Banaag 2, Ramos 2 and Montebon 1.

LIBRESSE '82/88 (86)- Odulio 21, Zanoria 20, Auza 20, Sausa 15, Diaz 8, Honorio 2 and Balankig 2. - Marigold P. Lebumfacil

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07-24-2006, 09:44 AM
BUS Group tilt opens Sunday
BY CHRSITIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com


St. Rose of Lima School takes on St. Benilde School in the opening game of the Basketball Unified Sports Group-Sharp Cup 17-Under Tournament at 8:30 a.m. at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Mansilingan Christian Academy battles the Stallions, represented by players from Pueblo Rosario, in the second encounter at 10 a.m.

Erne Diaz, Sharp area manager for Negros Occidental and Oriental Negros, will be the keynote speaker, while USLS skipper Ian Gabriel Villanueva will lead the oath of sportsmanship during the opening rites.

Reigning titlist University of St. La Salle, mentored by Leo Casinillo, and the 2005 losing finalist BTTHS squad of coach Gerome Aledron will enjoy a bye in the first week.

The La Sallians will have their first game against MCA on July 29 at 8 a.m., while Tay Tung hopes to open its campaign in a bright note against St. Rose at 9:30 a.m. SBS and the Stallions will collide at 11 a.m.

Henry Doble of BUS Group said the tournament organizers will also select a 17-Under muse during the opening ceremonies with cash prizes at stake. *CIT

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07-25-2006, 12:53 AM
Serlord bags maiden NETS Inter-Church cage title
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 07/25/2006

PBA-bound veteran commercial player Woodrow Enriquez stole the show as Serlord/Cutting Edge vanquished Blessed Hope Christian Fellowship, 69-57, to seize the inaugural championship of the Cebu NETS Basketball League (CNBL) Inter-Church cagefest last Sunday at the Cebu City Sports Center gym.

NETS stands for Now Evangelizing Through Sports.

Enriquez, star guard of the multi-titled M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala Jewelers, did a yeoman's job in a decisive endgame rally as aside from hitting bigtime shots, he also dished out beautiful assists, picked up loose balls and plucked away crucial steals.

Reportedly assured by coach Alfrancis Chua of a spot in Sta. Lucia Realty roster come the season-ending PBA conference, Enriquez scored quick six points including a rare four-point play to pad Serlord's lead to 55-47 with just two minutes gone by in the last quarter.

With Ryan Miro joining the fray, Serlord kept its smooth offense to put the game beyond Blessed Hope's reach at 64-48 cushion entering the final four-minute mark of the contest.

Miro topped Serlord with 12 points, while Enriquez added 11 markers followed by Candido Malait with 10.

Despite on the losing end, Blessed Hope grabbed part of the spotlight as its top gunner John de Rama claimed the Best Player of the Conference honors. De Rama finished with a game-high 15 points.

Earlier, Cruisers Praise Cathedral trounced Word International, 54-40, to lift the third place trophy.

The awarding ceremonies and simple victory party followed immediately after the final match with tournament commissioner Tata Merced and Mike Roma of event backer M. Lhuillier gracing the affair.

Several special awards were handed out. The "Sportmanship Award' went to Pastor Jessie Gawangon, while the "3-point King" honoree was Ibing Ramos. The 'Most Faithful" citations were given away to Jojo Racaza, Jerome Semilla, Marlon Flores and Andrew Bautista.

The scores

First game (For third)

Praise Cathedral (54) - Sy 14, Sergeant 12, Ramos 9, Nuñez 8, Sanchez 4, Tiu 3, Torres 2, Bautista 2

Word International (40) - Pagalan 10, Velez 8, Gimarino 6, Roma 5, Flores 5, Ruiz 4, Jumabis 2, Villaluna 2

Second game (Championship)

Serlord (69) - R. Miro 12, Enriquez 11, Malait 10, Estoce 7, Abaquita 6, Isidro 6, Miro 4, Alviola 2, Racaza 1

Blessed Hope (57) - De Rama 15, Sanchez 8, Ponteras 7, Auditor 6, Invento 6, Ponteras 4, Auditor 4, Gawangon 4, Repollo 2, Gawangon 1

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07-25-2006, 10:01 AM
Builders lead YBAC tilt
BY CHRSITIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Builders edged STP Brake Fluid, 73-72, for its second straight win in the Your Basketball Athletic Club Tournament at the Manville Royale Gym in Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City Friday night.

Dods Siopan and Nelson Co of STP combined for 15 points in the third quarter to lead the team's comeback in the period, narrowing the gap to 39-40 entering the final canto.

STP, which dropped to 1-1, was trailing 21-32 at halftime after Loco Rodrigo and Nonoy Fernandez finished with 8 and 7 first half points, respectively, for the Builders.

Ramil Jaype waxed hot for the Builders in the fourth quarter by pouring in 10 points to keep STP at bay and preserve the victory for his squad, which grabbed the solo lead in the tournament with a 2-0 slate.

Meanwhile, Musso Enterprises improved to 1-1 after winning against Emban Enterprises, 99-82, Wednesday night. The Musso cagers had a 22-18 advantage going into the second quarter before establishing a comfortable 41-25 buffer at halftime.

Spearheading Musso's attack was Roger Jaype, who erupted for 24 points with 16 coming in the first period, while Emdo Cañete contributed 15 markers. Boyet Ello and James Jaruda added 9 points each.

Topscoring for Emban were Al Rosal, Alep Esparagoza and Mayo Salazar with 12 points each, while Pax Rodriguez had 10 markers.

In the Builders-STP encounter, Jaype and Rodrigo poured in 14 points apiece to anchor the Builders' offensive attack as Fernandez chipped in with 13 markers.

Pacing STP in a losing effort was Nars Galang as he exploded for 13 points to finish with 15, while Tingting Dua and Dods Siopan canned 14 and 12 points, respectively. *CIT

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07-25-2006, 10:04 AM
SBS, Stallion rip Day 1 rivals
visayandailystar.com



St. Benilde School and the Stallions yesterday scored victories against different opponents at the start of the 2nd Basketball Unified Sports Group-Sharp Cup 17-Under Tournament at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

SBS posted a 75-66 trouncing of the St. Rose of Lima School, while the Stallions, represented by cagers from Pueblo Rosario-Eroreco, clipped Mansilingan Christian Academy, 101-100.

Last year's runner-up BTTHS, mentored by Gerome Aledron, cruised to an easy 107-64 win over guest team University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos in an exhibition game.

Henry Doble of BUS Group said that UNO-R has yet to confirm its official entry in the tournament because it is still waiting for its principal's approval on its participation. Swingman John Francis Espina spearheaded Tay Tung's balanced offense attack as he registered a 23-point explosion, while Alvin Qua contributed 21 markers.

Also making solid contributions for BTTHS were Isiah Tee and Kim Flores with 12 and 10 points, respectively, while Don Aleksndr Tan chipped in 9 markers after hitting three three-point shots.

John Francis Maravilla led UNO-R's offense with 14 points, while Allan Santander poured in 12 markers. Allen Daraug and Rolex Gonzales had 10 and 9 points, respectively

. Pacing St. Rose against SBS in the first game was Jonnie Publico with 26 points, while Arnold Uberas added 9 points. *CIT

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07-27-2006, 09:46 AM
Defending champs Webmasters, Lady Warriors lead Adidas Streetball-Cebu leg entries

The Freeman 07/27/2006

The search for the Cebu representatives to the 2006 Adidas Streetball Challenge is on again this Saturday at the basketball court of the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit.

Among the schools, which already confirmed their participation are boys division defending champion the University of Cebu Webmasters, the University of the Visayas Green Lancers, the University of San Carlos Warriors, the University of San Jose-Recoletos-Jaguars and host Sacred Heart School for Boys-Jesuit, among others.

Defending champion, the USC Lady Warriors, is leading the charge in the girls division.

A competition for cagers 18-years old and below, the champion in the Cebu leg will no longer compete in the regional level and they will automatically earn tickets to the National Finals on August 12-13 in Manila.

This is because the legs in Bacolod City and Iloilo City were cancelled.

But local organizer Danny Villagracia of the Cebu City Sports Commission said entries from Bacolod City, Iloilo City and other teams from Western Visayas will be accepted to participate here in Cebu.

The deadline for the registration will be this Friday at the Adidas outlet at the Ayala Commercial Complex.

Handsome prizes will be at stake for the winners, including an all-expense paid trip to Manila for the National Finals.

More information about the tournament can he had with Villagracia at 09204921700 and Boy Murillo at 09198116043. - Rafael S. Alas III

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07-27-2006, 09:47 AM
Blue Mexican prevails;
Eversure downs NMS
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Blue Mexican posted an 83-70 trouncing of Lotus Neo Ballpen Monday night to barge into the win column of the 2nd Conference of the Fil-Sino Inter-color Basketball Tournament at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Blue Mexican employed its stingy defense in the second half to notch its first victory in three games after Lotus established a 41-30 advantage at halftime through its running game. Meanwhile, Eversure Marketing notched its second win in three outings by demolishing a hapless Negros Mindanao Sales squad, 90-73.

Eversure, which had a 40-36 lead at intermission, applied its pressure defense at the start of third quarter to create turnovers, which resulted to a comfortable 72-50 buffer entering the fourth period.

NMS narrowed the gap to 68-77 in the final canto behind Antonio Rogacion and Johnnyson Yu, before Eversure sealed the victory with a 13-5 run that was triggered by Joaquin Gochangco Jr.'s three-point shot.

Jeff Wee spearheaded Eversure's balanced offensive attack with 19 points, while Charlton Ong canned 15 markers.

Also coming up big for Eversure was John Chua with 10 points as Michael Antonio and Brian Tan added 9 points each.

Pacing NMS, which dropped to 0-3, was Rogacion as he exploded for 28 points, while Yu ended up 11 markers. Chac Mirano, Donny Co and Tubby Villanueva picked up 10, 8 and 7 points, respectively.

Leading Blue Mexican's offensive charge was Simon Guevarra, who amassed 21 points with 17 coming in the second half, while Michael Ang contributed 20 markers on six three-point connections.

Backstopping the Blue Mexican leading scorers were John Montemayor and Ken Tan, registering 17 and 13 points, respectively.

Glenn Ortaliz topscored for Lotus with 15 points, while Jose Vivero, Chibon Uy and Mic Mic Germudo chipped in 9, 8 and 7 markers, respectively.

The six-team tournament adopts a double-round robin format with the top four squads advancing into the semifinals. *CIT

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07-28-2006, 09:21 AM
Defending champs Webmasters, Lady Warriors lead Adidas Streetball-Cebu leg entries

The Freeman 07/27/2006

The search for the Cebu representatives to the 2006 Adidas Streetball Challenge is on again this Saturday at the basketball court of the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit.

Among the schools, which already confirmed their participation are boys division defending champion the University of Cebu Webmasters, the University of the Visayas Green Lancers, the University of San Carlos Warriors, the University of San Jose-Recoletos-Jaguars and host Sacred Heart School for Boys-Jesuit, among others.

Defending champion, the USC Lady Warriors, is leading the charge in the girls division.

A competition for cagers 18-years old and below, the champion in the Cebu leg will no longer compete in the regional level and they will automatically earn tickets to the National Finals on August 12-13 in Manila.

This is because the legs in Bacolod City and Iloilo City were cancelled.

But local organizer Danny Villagracia of the Cebu City Sports Commission said entries from Bacolod City, Iloilo City and other teams from Western Visayas will be accepted to participate here in Cebu.

The deadline for the registration will be this Friday at the Adidas outlet at the Ayala Commercial Complex.

Handsome prizes will be at stake for the winners, including an all-expense paid trip to Manila for the National Finals.

More information about the tournament can he had with Villagracia at 09204921700 and Boy Murillo at 09198116043. - Rafael S. Alas III

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07-29-2006, 12:21 PM
Adidas streetball challenge Cebu leg on today
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 07/29/2006

The University of Cebu Webmasters and the University of San Carlos Lady Warriors eye no less the championship in their respective divisions as the Cebu leg of the 11th Adidas Streetball Challenge fires off today at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit gym.

The organizers of the event have cancelled the regional finals, but welcomed out-of-towners from the Visayas to join the contest.

The total number of entries for today's action have not yet been finalized as the screening of entries are still going on as of this writing.

Aside from UC and USC, the other competing squads are the University of the Visayas, University of San Jose-Recoletos, Cebu Institute of Technology, Cebu Eastern College, the University of Southern Philippines-Foundation and host SHS-J.

Aside from the 18-under action for boys and girls categories, there will also be some side events including the traditional media 3-on-3.

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07-30-2006, 12:27 PM
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Dole beats Medex to force playoff
sunstar.com.ph


GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The Dole Juicers beats back the Mindanao Medical Center (MMC) Medex, 98-89, on Thursday to force a playoff game set Saturday at the Oval Plaza covered court here for the prestigious inaugural championship title of the Socsksargen Basketball League (SBL).


Most Valuable Player (MVP) candidate Danilo “Toto” Baldosano improved his dismal performance during the first championship game to become a winning factor for the Dole Juicers by contributing 29 points – 11 of which from the field goal area.

Ace point guard Michael Etrata, who was cited for technical foul for an intentional head butting against Medex offguard Rommel ”Weng” Benigay in the third, registered 27 markers including a triple three-pointer to improve his previous game record of 25.

Forward Jeffry Gabilagon, heavy center Gabriel Maloloy-on and offguard Rugie Cyril Sulla combined their double digits to produce 38 points for the Juicers that led the first two quarters, 23-22 and 50-46.

Arniel Roda, one of the three MVP candidates from the MMC Medex, produced 26 points mostly within the shaded area despite heavy guarding by muscleman Maloloy-on.

Point guard Jimboy Bartolome, another MVP prospect, combined his 13 with Benigay’s 17 to account a third of Medex’s game harvest.

The 26-year old small forward Dave Sagad, also a MVP probable, only registered nine including one of the team’s three-pointers.

Both teams really struggled for dominance in the first canto, creating eight deadlocks and four lead changes though the Juicers always kept ahead by two or more points.

The Juicers under Coach Jun Allera kept their tenuous advantage in the second except in the last 1:50 minutes when Roda converted a two to grab the ninth deadlock at 44-all. The Polomolok, South Cotabato-based squad was however quick to reassert the lead by dumping six against three to end the quarter 52-47 in their favor.

The game became more physical in the third with Etrata and Orlando Nacorda committing a technical foul each as the Juicers appeared to be in a hurry despite being in the front most of the time. The seesaw game kept on until the Medical Experts under playing coach Greg Miranda finally made a small six-to-zero rally to close the quarter at 77-71.

The fourth canto opened with the tense Dole Juicers under the watchful eyes of Team Governor Carmelito Edrolin struggling hard to regain the lead. Baldosano sunk 10 markers in less than five minutes to help established an uneasy four-point lead at 91-87.

With some three minutes remaining before the final buzzer, the defense as well as the morale of the Medical Experts quickly vanished with center Jay Forones and shooting guard Jonas Garces committing successive technical fouls. The Juicers took advantage of the disarray and made a seven-to-two rush to the final second.

Dole Juicers’ second victory against the MMC Medex since the start of the conference necessitated the decision game on Saturday.

After consultation with SBL Chairman Antonio Veneracion, Commissioner Danny Billano decided to utilize three-man officiating during the play off amid increasing physical confrontation between the contending teams.

The winners of the SBL Inaugural Conference would receive no material reward other than the prestigious trophies.

The SouthPhil Arts and Sports Promotion conducted live radio coverage of the championship games over DXGS Phil Radio with the support of the Philippine Long Distance and Telephone Company, Inc., Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines Inc., i-Cloud Company, Jigzpi Original Apparel, Holiday Bus, Philippine Institute of Technology (PIT), and the General Santos City Water District.

How they scored:

Medex – 22-47-77-89: Roda 29, Benigay 17, Bartolome 13, Sagad 9, Asis 6, Garces 6, Alon 5, Forones 5, Legarda 2, and Aquino 0.

Dole Juicers – 23-52-71-98: Baldosano 29, M. Etrata 27, Gabilagon 15, Maloloy-on 13, Sulla 10, Nacorda 4, Bascones 0, Duran 0, and Mantile 0. (Press release)

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07-31-2006, 10:41 AM
Emban scores breakthrough
victory in YBAC
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Emban Enterprises relied on its balanced offensive attack to beat Builders, 77-70, Wednesday night and break into the win column in the Your Basketball Athletic Club 12th Anniversary Basketball Tournament at the Manville Royal Gym in Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City.

Emban, which improved to 1-2, outplayed the Builders in the second and third quarters to establish a 50-42 lead entering the final canto after trailing 14-16 at the end of the first period.

In the second game, STP Brake Fluid posted a 62-53 trouncing of Musso Enterprises to register its second win in three games.

Trailing 30-32 at the end of the third quarter, STP cagers Nars Galang and Tingting Dua amassed 10 and 8 points, respectively, in the payoff period to seal the victory.

The triumph allowed STP to share the top spot with the Builders with both squads having 2-1 win-loss records.

Galang finished with 12 points to lead the charge for STP, while Doods Siopan and Dua poured in 11 and 9 markers, respectively. Nonoy Tan and Pangyao Decierdo added 8 points each.

Pacing Musso's losing effort was Roger Jaype with 16 points, nine coming in the fourth quarter, while Joe Marie Panisales and Caloy Centeno finished with 7 and 6 points, respectively. Embo Cañete chipped in 5 markers.

The tandem of Pax Rodriguez and Aleph Esparagoza carried the scoring load for Emban as they picked up 10 points apiece, while Ceplan Cordova and Gus Javarro registered 9 markers each. Anchoring the Builders' offense was Nonoy Fernandez, who erupted for 22 points, while Coco Rodrigo shot 18 markers. Sam Penado and Val Resuma combined for 15 points. *CIT

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08-01-2006, 09:26 AM
San Carlos tops Visayas Streetball
mb.com.ph





UNIVERSITY OF San Carlos (USC) once again lived up to its lofty billing by topping the Visayas regional qualifying tournament of the 2006 Adidas Streetball Challenge held last Saturday at the Sacred Heart Scholl in Cebu City.



In what turned out to be a showcase of Cebu talents , Team Jumpshop of USC outlasted Team Riance of University of Southern Philippines (USP), 11-7 to clinch the men’s title.

Itv was a twinkill for USC bets as they also reigned supreme in the distaff side – thanks to the gritty effort of Lou Therese Regidor, who powered Team Venture to a 6-5 thriller over University of Cebu’s Trifonic Team.

Regidor scored five of the team’s output as she mocked the guards thrown at her.

In advancing to the finals, Team Jumpshop beat sister team Big Shot Logo, 9-8, in the semis of the tournament co-sponsored this year by Globe Gentxt, Cherifer PGM 10-22, Snickers, Powerade , Viva Mineral Water, Blue Angel Alcohol, and Hero Energy Drink.

Team Venture also likewise its sister team, Tratini, 5-4, to secure a finals berth.

West Negros College of Bacolod begged off from the defending its men’s title.

Team Jumpstop got off to a big start, racing to a 7-1 lead behind the guns of Earvin Ferraren and Jan David Palos. Other members of the team were Giovanni Padillo and Adrian Alforque.

But Team Riance refused to give up the fight and crept back into the contest 7-9 with 80 ticks left. But it proved to be their last hurrah as Team Jumpstop held on to its ground to seal the win.

The rest of the Venture team members were Barbie Silada, Carol Dianne Comahig and Junelle Stephanie Narciso.

With their wins, Teams Jumpstart and Venture earned a trip to Manila for the finals slated Aug. 11-13 at the Mall of Asia. The last qualifying tournament for Metro Manila teams is set on Aug. 5-6 at the Market! Market!

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08-01-2006, 09:28 AM
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Troubled Ballpals take on Ball Stags
sunstar.com.ph



A DISUNITED Ballpals lost anew even before they could take off and now mired in the bottom standing of the Southland Fiesta Cup basketball tournament, which resumes here Tuesday night at the Macasandig court.

Its second loss by default against pacesetting Auto Planet on Friday night puts Ballpals' bid for a seat in the crossover round in precarious condition.


"Ulahi niabot ang uniforms unya ma-alanganin ta'g sulod sa korte kay duha ka teams `mi nga pili-an kon kinsay adunay katungod nga mopadayon og dula ini nga tournament," one Ballpals cager said in bewilderment.

The only consolation, however, for playing coach JP Pabillore and his wards was that Southland project director Alex Medes picked the second team where they belonged to officially represent Ballpals in the Fiesta Cup conference by virtue of majority votes (3-1) they got from the club's board of directors in resolving the issue.

In defeat, the club's chairman of the board Cris Yurong told this writer earlier that he was forced to field certain players outside from Ballpals during their opening loss to Subokin Red because of the insult he got from the second team members.

"Sila akong una nga gipangkuha pero ila kung gi-ingnan nga dili sila modula sa akong team. Now, kinsa bay dili ma-insultohan ana," Yurong explained.

For his part, Medes said the Southland management is not privy to Ballpals' internal affair. "That's why ang gibasehan sa among desisyon mao ang majority votes sa ilang board kon kinsa sa duha ka team sa Ballpals ang ipadula," he clarified.

Ballpals, still playing as of this writing with Chibugai, goes up against Ball Stag Hydraulics tonight with the hope of getting back into the thick of the fight. (LLS)

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08-01-2006, 09:31 AM
Tipasi All-Star grabs SWFC cage crown
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 08/01/2006

The Tipasi All-Star gunned down CX Plus John Arne Construction, 71-64, to win the championship of the Sunday Wednesday Friends Club (SWFC) basketball tournament last Sunday at the CEC gym.

Playmaker Tata Mansubre made things happen for Tipasi All-Star not only by scoring points, but also by dishing off nifty assists to his tall teammates Ekong Unajan and Glenn Cabiluna, who proved unstoppable for John Arne's big men.

Mansubre, a slippery guard, led Tipasi with 15 points while Unajan and Cabiluna, both playing center-forward positions, chipped in 14 and 12 markers, respectively.

Jimbo Noel topscored for John Arne with 15 points, while former UC forward Joselito Ocampo added 15. Their top gunner Vincent "Inting" Reyes scored 14 points, but he found his range when Tipasi All-Star already controlled the tempo of the game.

Reyes though had his fair share of the limelight as he won the MVP plum.

The victory had Tipasi playing coach Atty. Jun Felicitas taking away the Best Coach title, even as the SWFC headed by its president Engr. Paul Quiñanola handed a plaque of appreciation to John Arne playing coach and SWFC commissioner Dr. Boy Te.

Tipasi All-Star was beefed up by dribbling friar Fr. Aloy Cartagenas, SVD a congregation that run the University of San Carlos.

In the battle for third, the Summit Drinking Water won by forfeiture over Flammazine.

The scores

Tipasi All-Star (71) - Mansubre 15, Unajan 14, Cabiluna 12, Magallano 6, Logroño 6, Jabines 4, Cortes 3, Felicitas 2, Cartagenas 2, Espinosa 2, Anciado 2

John Arne (64) - Noel 17, Ocampo 15, Reyes 14, Sullano 8, Sasing 4, J. Seno 4, Lim 4, Mauro 3, Koschinger 3, Chua 2

Halftime: 37-31

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08-01-2006, 09:32 AM
Inter-Alumni finally wins vs. Inter-Club
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 08/01/2006

Mission accomplished.

The Inter-Alumni stalwarts finally lashed back at their Inter-Club counterparts but not without toiling hard before scraping through a vengeful 120-112 win in last Sunday's high-scoring 2006 Executives Cup All-Star Game at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Bull-strong forward Dindo Sausa and long-range bomber Chester Cokaliong unloaded 23 points apiece, but it was Sausa who copped the All-Star MVP honors for hitting 11 markers in the crucial stretch that bridged Inter-Alumni to triumph.

Star center Paul Abais likewise deserved a special mention as he finished with 20 points, eight of which he made in the final period.T

Two other cagers figured prominently in Chris Sta. Maria and Joel Chan with 17 and 15 markers, respectively, as Inter-Alumni snapped out of its two-game skid to Inter-Club since the league's inception in 2004.

The MVP award was actually a toss-up between Sausa, Cokaliong and Abais. The deadly triumvirate had enormous contributions as Cokaliong stoked the early offensive fire before Sausa and Abais dealt the finishing kick.

Cokaliong, who shot 50 percent from the field, fired a total of seven 3-pointers, six he dropped in the first half including one that handed Inter-Alumni of coach Elmer "Boy" Cabahug a double-digit lead, 59-49, after being down by as much as nine points earlier, 31-40.

The Inter-Club squad, however, countered with a 10-3 run to narrow down the gap to three at halftime, 59-62.

The Inter-Club regained the lead at 72-71 on Andres Seno's basket and even padded it to six, 77-71, but Sausa, Abais and Chris Sta. Maria joined efforts to put back Inter-Alumni in front, 89-87, entering the final 10-minute zone of the contest.

An air-tight duel ensued that resulted to four deadlocks, the last was at 107-all. Sausa broke the standoff with two free throws and later C. Sta. Maria hit a basket to make it 111-107 for Inter-Alumni.

The closest Inter-Club could come was at 112-114 as Abais and C. Sta. Maria went 4-of-4 from the foul line before Sausa punctuated a 6-0 run in the dying seconds to put icing on Inter-Alumni's victory cake.

James Lloyd Noel topped Inter-Club with 20 points, even as four others cashed in twin digits. Edmund Odulio, Jr. had 16 markers, Seno added 14 followed by Alfred Lim and Esteban Cesar Ortega with 24 points combined.

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08-02-2006, 08:19 AM
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Dole Juicers cop Socsksargen cage title
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GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Visiting Dole Juicers summoned all their might to beat hometown favorite Mindanao Medical Center (MMC) Medex, 96-83, in the playoff and bagged the championship title of the Socsksargen Basketball League (SBL) Inaugural Conference Saturday evening at the full-packed Oval Plaza covered court here.

Juicers Coach Jun Allera fielded only eight men against Medex's full house of 12 but five of them - offguard Rugie Cyril Sulla, small forward Danilo Baldosano, center Gabriel Maloloy-on, point guard Michael Etrata, and power forward Jeffry Gabilagon - combined 89 points or 92.7 percent of the team's total output.



The hardworking Toto Baldosano was also voted as the Most Valuable Player (MVP), receiving a special trophy for the citation. Without missing one of the Juicers' 13 games, Baldosano produced the team's highest cumulative individual output of 193 points - 150 of which from the field goal - to average 16.92 points a game - enjoyed one of the highest playing time and a low average of 2.15 fouls per game.

His close rival, ace point guard Michael Etrata averaged 16.73 points and 3.36 fouls per game plus an ejection and one game suspension that pulled him down.
Statistics contributed 40 percent, while referees' and coaches' votes account 30 percent respectively in selecting the MVP, explained SBL Commissioner Danny Billano.

In contrast with Medex Coach Greg Miranda's 12-man rotation, Allera got the right mix of team captain Sulla, Baldosano, Maloloy-on, Etrata, and Gabilagon and assigned veteran forward Orlando Nacorda, center Alrene Palma and shooting guard Allan Jay Mantile as relievers. Half of the squad had to warm the bench while the court got hotter with intense actions.

Sulla who averaged 15.77 a game delivered the game's highest 22 including seven in the fourth to keep the Medex at bay.

On the other hand, Maloloy-on's improved shooting earned him 19 markers including six in the fourth. Dole's big man also played good defense against counterpart Felix Alon who managed only eight.

Etrata and Baldosano also produced 19 points apiece while exhibiting good offense-defense teamwork the entire game.

Despite being blocked a handful of times, Gabilagon scored 10, above his 6.5 game average but below his highest output of 15. With his height, he however effectively helped in both offensive and defensive rebounding.

The game seemed to start right for the Medex as it led for few minutes and stalemated with the Juicers four times until Sulla sunk a three some six minutes into the game, allowing the Polomolok-based squad to break away for good and to never look back again.

When the first quarter ended, the Juicers was already commanding a nine-point advantage, 29-20.

Few minutes into the game, one could already sense that something was amiss at the Medex camp.

The small-but-terrible point guard Jimboy Bartolome appeared to be not in good playing condition, committing several passing errors before Coach Miranda sent him to the bench to cool down in most part of the second. In the entirety he only sunk seven, a pale comparison to his previous game average of 14.8.

Jay Asis replaced Bartolome but also committed errors including a too-high pass to off-guard Emmanuel Aquino at the lower left quarter of their side of the court.

Arniel Roda, who could have been the MVP had the Medex emerged victorious, was the saving grace for the team by producing 20, the team's highest in the game.
Offguard Rommel Benigay, center Jay Forones and Aquino registered double digits for a combined 32 points.

Small forward Dave Sagad, also a MVP hopeful and who earlier averaged 11.89 a game, only managed eight from the field goal area.

The game became more physical in the third that resulted to the ejection of Medex's small forward Kim Leo Legarda some 1:12 minutes into the quarter. Referee Pete Cabiladas charged Legarda for bad conduct for intentionally dumping on Gabilagon while downed in the floor.

Even then, the Medex largely through the 13-point efforts of Roda and Forones had cut down the lead to four, 68-64, when the third closed.

Despite the physical play initiated by the Medex, the Juicers controlled their violations until the last quarter where Gabilagon fouled out with still 6:51 minutes remaining. Sulla consumed his last foul with only seconds ticking away from victory.

Unlike the first championship game last Tuesday where he encountered foul trouble late in the third before graduating in the fourth, Etrata who served as main anchor for the Juicers had significantly avoided entangling in unnecessary violations by committing only two personal, below his 3.36 game average.

Baldosano similarly kept his low foul average of 2.15 per game but spent two in the last canto when the situation called for it, an offense short from the bench.

There were several crucial moments for the Medex that were just wasted. With 5:40 minutes remaining, Alon successfully converted two bonuses then followed a nice under stab to cut down the Juicers' lead to just two, 75-73, forcing the Polomolok boys to call for a time out apparently to break the momentum.

Instead of finally closing the gap after the time out, the Medex however allowed the Juicers to dump seven in less than one minute before Benigay replied with a two.

With 57.9 seconds remaining, both teams under penalty, and the score running at 85-79, which in basketball was still mathematically probable for the Medex to secure an extension time or even to win, Pido who came in for the first time committed an intentional foul against Baldosano, providing the latter a chance to successfully deliver two charity throws.

The Juicers committed a foul, allowing Roda to pump in two from the 15-foot line, restoring the six-point gap at 87-81.

With 41.9 seconds remaining, Pido committed an unsportsman foul against Sulla who successfully converted the first of the two charities.

Three seconds down, Benigay fouled out against Etrata who made use all two bonuses. Moments later, Pido committed another foul against Etrata who similarly converted both free throws awarded to him, widening the gap further to 92-81.

Roda and Bartolome converted a free throw each to wrap up the Medex's final tally at 83 against the Juicers 96.

Nacorda who came in to replace the graduating Sulla delivered the last four points for the Juicers.

SBL Chairman Antonio Veneracion, assisted by Commissioner Billano, awarded the MVP trophy to Baldosano, the first runner-up trophy to the MMC Medex through Coach Miranda, and the championship trophy to the Dole Juicers through Team Governor Carmelito Edrolin and Coach Allera.

The SBL 2nd Conference would open either in the last week of August or first week of September, said Veneracion.

The SouthPhil Arts and Sports Promotion conducted live radio coverage of the championship games over radio station dxGS Phil Radio with the support of the Philippine Long Distance and Telephone Company, Inc., Coca-Cola Bottlers Phils., Inc., i-Cloud Company, Jigzpi Original Apparel, Holiday Bus, Philippine Institute of Technology (PIT), and the General Santos City Water District.

How they scored:

Medex - 20-38-64-83: Roda 20, Benigay 12, Forones 10, Aquino 10, Sagad 8, Alon 8, Bartolome 7, Asis 4, Garces 4, Halili 0, Pido 0, and Legarda 0.

Dole Juicers - 29-49-68-96: Sulla 22, Baldosano 19, M. Etrata 19, Maloloy-on 19, Gabilagon 10, Nacorda 4, Mantile 2, and Palma 1. (Press release)

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08-02-2006, 08:21 AM
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Ballpals snap Ball Stag's 2-game run
sunstar.com.ph



SWEEPING off their remaining games?

At least the rejuvenated Ballpals have this thing in mind after pulling off back-to-back wins in Southland's Fiesta Cup conference that put them back in hot contention for a semifinals seat.


Ballpals made a quick follow up of their crushing victory over Chibugai by upending the two-game streak of Ball Stag on Sunday via a nightmarish 116-110 escape at Macasandig covered court.

With their improved 2-2 win-loss ledger, the once-troubled Ballpals -- whose internal feudings almost left them in shambles--can now look forward to their next outings with confidence.

"Mas maayo gyod nga di na `ta mapilde sa elimination round kay single round-robin ra ba ang format. Lisod kon moagi pa ta'g tiebreak kay naa tay lost by forfeit sa Game 2," said Nanni Palacio shortly after Game 4 celebration over some bottles of icy cold beer.

Ball Stag hoopsters suffered their first defeat the painful way as they were leading by four with only 2 minutes to go behind the guns of Jasper Daayata and Graymond Mercado.

But Ballpals, who relied on the outside shooting of the ageless guard Bobby Diaz, went to the hard-working Jun Pardillo and bulky Mark Apepe for defense to save the game.

Subokin Green finally made it to the win circle after two subsequent losses at the expense of sister team, Subokin Red.

Still, the Auto Planet Zoom Masters took the solo leadership with an unblemished 5-0 record. (LLS/Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro/Sunnex)

gameface_one
08-03-2006, 07:58 AM
Po's cagers stop Kuppa in overtime;
Blue Mexican gain third straight win
visayandailystar.com





Center Pao Pao Lim capped Po's Marketing's stirring fightback with a lay-up from close range that ensured a 90-89 overtime victory over Kuppa Coffee and Tea at the resumption of the Second Conference of the Fil-Sino Inter-Color Basketball Tournament at the Po Hang Gym.

With the game on the line, Lim cashed in on Arvin Gustilo's pinpoint pass to deliver the winning basket with 2.3 seconds left in the extra session for Po's, which streaked to its fourth straight triumph.

After dropping its first two outings, Blue Mexican has gone on a roll, claiming its third straight win at the expense of Negros Mindanao Sales, 81-71, in the second game.

Gustilo, who also made some crucial baskets in the fourth period to keep Po's within striking distance, topscored with 19 points, while Richard Co --- the spark plug of the 13-1 run that erased Kuppa's 70-59 lead --- chipped in 16 points.

Kuppa's Eugene Tsai split his four free throws with less than 15 seconds left, paving the way for Mars Echarri to step into the limelight with a three-pointer with 3.2 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime at 78-all.

Oliver Manaloto added 14 points for Po's even as Echarri contributed 12. Father-and-son Biboy and Roberto Uysang chipped in 8 apiece.

Burly center Albert Li almost single-handedly carried Kuppa in overtime but Gustilo and Co doused water to his assault with timely baskets.

Kuppa looked completely in control after taking a 44-27 halftime lead but Roberto Uysang, Echarri and Ababao came through with six points each in the third quarter to keep the game close.

Li powered Kuppa with 22 points with Bobby Yap adding 14. Aaron Guevarra, Jan Jan Young and Shearwin Soyao made 8 apiece.

Blue Mexican was led by Simon Guevarra with 25 points, while John Montemayor made 11. Christopher Tan, Michael Ang, Oliver Lo, Mark Chua contributed 8 each.

Johnnyson Yu paced NMS with 16 points, while Tide Rogacion and Antonio Rogacion came up with 11. Chac Mirano added 10.

NMS' launched a fourth-quarter run but fell short, after missing key free throws. NMS muffed a total of 19 charities in the game. *CPT

gameface_one
08-04-2006, 08:21 AM
San Beda defends Streetball title
mb.com.ph





SAN BEDA College will be hard-pressed in defending its Metro Manila Adidas Streetball Challenge crown this weekend at the Activity Center of Market! Market! at the Bonifacio Global City.



Last year, the school won not only the Metro Manila staging of the country’s only 3 on 3 nation-wide basketball tournament but also the national finals and even went all the way to the finals of the Asian Streetball championship held at the Araneta Coliseum where they defeated West Negros College to take the crown.

But even as San Beda has confirmed its participation in this weekend’s NCR qualifying tournament, supported by Globe Gentext, Cherifer PGM 10-22, Snickers, Powerade, Viva Mineral Water, and Blue Angel Alcohol, the defending champions will surely be missing the services of last year’s players like Rogemar Menor, Jay-R Taganas, and John Carlos Hermida, who are all playing for the school’s varsity team in the NCAA which San Beda is dominating.

Other schools that have already confirmed their participation are Ateneo, La Salle, UST, Benedictine International School, Faith Academy, FEU, UP, PSBA, ICS and Letran in the boys’ side while defending girls’ champion University of the Philippines will be going up against Ateneo, UST, Miriam College, Trinity, Lyceum, PUP, and Faith Academy among others.

The Metro Manila eliminations champions in both divisions will join the early regional qualifiers from Davao, Cebu, and Baguio in the national finals with the boys’ champion team tasked to defend the Philippine crown in the Asian championship.

gameface_one
08-04-2006, 08:37 AM
Fil-Am cagers clash
against La Salle squad
visayandailystar.com


A squad composed of senior high school and college Filipino-American cagers will take on the University of St. La Salle collegiate men's basketball team in an exhibition game at 9 a.m. Monday at the USLS College Covered Court in Bacolod City.

USLS sports director Roger Banzuela said that the LA Showtime squad will arrive in Bacolod Sunday, a day after playing a goodwill game against a local squad in Iloilo.

Banzuela said that the US-based squad also has a women's team so cagebelles from outside Bacolod will most probably be tapped to play against the Fil-Ams because there is no women's squad within the city.

The Fil-Am stalwarts, who will come from the different schools in the United States, are all first timers in Bacolod, he said, adding that they will return to Manila Monday afternoon.

The exhibition encounter of the LA Showtime against the Stingers is a part of their nationwide tour and the visit will also be a part of their vacation in the city, he added. The game will be played the USLS College Covered Court.

The USLS cagers of coach Troy Sarabia also played an exhibition game against the De La Salle University Green Archers last month, absorbing a heavy 59-92 setback.

gameface_one
08-05-2006, 11:42 AM
Saturday, August 05, 2006
'Fiesta Cup' shifts today at Bulua gym
By Lynde Salgados
sunstar.com.ph


SATURDAY'S double-header matches can make or break the chances of four inter-club teams, which see action as the Southland Fiesta Cup swings off at the Bulua gym.


All praying for the possible exit of pacesetting Auto Planet Zoom Master (5-0), which is under protest, Subokin Green Eagles parted ways with Ball Stag Hydraulics as resurging Ballpals Executioners tackle Thurs-Sun Challengers right after the 4 pm tertiary match for inter-school level between STI Conquerors and SPC Sharks.

"Crucial kaayo `ning dula namo sa Thurs-Sun kay mora'g insurance kon modaug labi na kon ma-grounded ang Auto Planet sa protest nga ilang gi-atubang karon," said Ballpals guard Marlon "Pinggoy" Castro who singled out fellow veteran Angking Saura as the logical threat in the Challengers' frontline.

Both teams are holding a precarious 2-2 win-loss slate with practically only a game or two left in the single round-robin elimination phase.

The Green Eagles of Claveria town mayor Rocky Calingin tries to sustain its ego-boosting win over sister team, Subokin Red Crusaders in their exciting match-up with Ball Stag that occupies solo second with a 2-1 record.

A victory will at least give Subokin Green a new lease of hope to figure in the mad race for the four semis slots.

"Basta win or lose, ang amo lang ma-assure nga moaway gyod 'mi up to the last minute," one Green hoopster said.

Against Thurs-Sun which prided itself for fielding faithful club members toughened by long partnership at the Macabalan hardcourt, Ballpals playing coach JP Pabillore will parade the likes of Baloy Fernandez, Bobby Diaz, Mark Apepe, Jaime Rivera, Chico Maravilla and the Abacahin brothers (Jerez, Jade, Braden) in their quest to duplicate the championship finish of MRD Metal Trading Ballpals during the inaugural conference of the South League last year.

"Basta kon magkahiusa lang gyod..kita ang pinakakusog nga team bisan pa'g dili madutlan sa protesta ang Auto Planet," said Andit Mendoza, among the assistants of Pabillore in the company of Bonggiks Quikoy and Jetmark Mercado.

Meanwhile, Ballpals' beleaguered president Cris "Johnny A" Yurong said his "perceived adversaries" in the "local cagedom" are not yet off the hook in as far as the legal matter is concerned.

"Mga inconsistent kini sila. Dili puwede nga walay damages nga mabalik kay naa pa koy nabilin nga alas," Yurong told Sun.Star.

gameface_one
08-05-2006, 11:47 AM
Po's, Eversure cagers prevail
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Po's Marketing relied on its balanced offensive attack to rip Blue Mexican, 91-64, Wednesday night in the 2nd Conference of the FIl-Sino Inter-Color Basketball Tournament at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Po's struck early by establishing a 30-21 advantage at the end of the first quarter en route to its fifth consecutive victory.

Meanwhile, Jeff Wee and Charlton Ong spearheaded Eversure Marketing's second half onslaught to trounce Lotus Neo Ballpen, 91-81.

Wee exploded for 24 points, while Brian Tan and Ong contributed 18 and 16 points, respectively. Marc Lo and Antonio combined for 24 markers.

Leading Lotus was Ronan Soyao with 13 points as Peter Galon ended up with 12. Eisen Uy and Mic Mic Germundo chipped in 11 points each.

Arnold Gustilo anchored Po's offense with 18 points, while Arnold Betita and Bol Manaloto poured in 13 and 12 markers, respectively. Mars Echarri and Churchill Ababao posted 11 points apiece. Blue Mexican was led by Simon Guevarra with 18 points as Joshua Chua and Christopher Tan canned 14 markers each. *CIT

gameface_one
08-05-2006, 11:48 AM
8 teams join Teletech event
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com


Eight squads will see action in the TeleTech Titans 3-on-3 basketball tournament that takes centerstage at 8 a.m. tomorrow at the University of St. La Salle-Integrated School in Bacolod City.

West Negros College, the reigning champion of the National Students Basketball Championships and the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association collegiate basketball hostilities, and the Troy Sarabia-mentored USLS will field three squads each in the one-day competitions.

Cagers from University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos and Colegio de San Agustin-Bacolod will also vie for the championship. Negros Basketball Association director Jojo Dazo, who is assisting TeleTech in organizing the event together with NBA president Oscar "Dodong" Bascon, said the winning local squad will play against the Titans in an exhibition game.

The TeleTech Titans, coached by former Philippine Basketball Association standout Jerry Codiñera, is a member of the Philippine Basketball League. A slam dunk contest will also be staged tomorrow. TeleTech also held the event in Dumaguete City yesterday. *CIT

gameface_one
08-05-2006, 11:49 AM
SBS, Stallions eye lead
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com


St. Benilde School and the Stallions gun for the solo lead when they collide at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the resumption of the 2nd Basketball Unified Sports Group-Sharp Cup 17-Under Tournament at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

SBS is coming off a 75-66 victory over St. Rose of Lima School, while the Stallions, composed of players from Pueblo Rosario-Eroreco, nipped Mansilingan Christian Academy, 101-100, in its opening game.

League organizer Bing Soyao said that the Stallions, however, will not be able to advance into the semifinal round even if it posts a better win-loss card compared to other squads because it is only a guest team.

The University of St. La Salle cagers of coach Leo Casinillo will open their title-retention bid against University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos in the opening game at 8 a.m. Saturday, while BTTHS battles MCA in the next game at 9:30 a.m.

On Sunday, USLS takes on MCA at 8 a.m., before Tay Tung tackles St. Benilde at 9:30 a.m. The Stallions clashes with SRLS at 11 a.m.

The Gerome Aledron-mentored Tay Tung squad, last year's losing finalist, scored a 107-64 demolition of UNO-R in an exhibition game during opening day two weeks ago. *CIT

gameface_one
08-07-2006, 08:03 AM
Teletech 3-on-3,
slam dunk events on
visayandailystar.com


The TeleTech Titans 3-on-3 basketball tournament kicks off at 8 a.m. today at the University of St. La Salle-Integrated School Covered Court in Bacolod City with eight teams vying for the crown.

Reigning NOPSSCEA champion West Negros College and USLS have three squads each, while University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos and Colegio de San Agustin-Bacolod have fielded a team each.

WNC-A is composed of point guard Stanley Tizon, Joel Deocadis, Bernard Suante and Jason Millaren, while swingman Ely Olarte, Vengie Vergara, Robert Buñol and Geban Espiritu comprise WNC-B.

Team C of West Negros, coached by Dennis "Jack" Tumayan, will be bannered by Gerald Bacillote, Jetric Sumido, Virgilio Dapar and Rundy Baydo.

Donning the colors of USLS-1 will be Mark Sabusap, Ramon Ortigosa, Kirk Tupas and Hans Gamboa, while La Salle-2 will be represented by Rodney Sazon, Jefferson Soco, Elven Diaz and Roselo Miraflores.

The third squad of the Troy Sarabia-mentored USLS team is composed of Eugene Opu-an, Alphoe Jareño, Diego Monserate and Jobert Lomotan.

Arnel Castillo, Jeff Jacinto, Joemarie Bayhon and Lawrence Cornelio will play for the UNO-R squad of coach Ireneo Morales, while comprising the CSA-B team are Antonio Dela Peña, Joemel Garrido, Christian Antiporda and Edcel Quizan or Erwilson Santos.

The champion team will play against the TeleTech Titans in an exhibition game. A slam dunk competitions will also be staged in the one-day event. *CIT

gameface_one
08-07-2006, 08:04 AM
Monday, August 07, 2006
Subokin, Ballpals in crucial tiff tonight
By Lynde Salgados
sunstar.com.ph


* Southland ignores Thurs-Sun's protest vs Auto Planet

BOTH coming from exciting victories, Subokin Green and Ballpals Defenders lock horns in a crucial match for Southland caging's culmination of their elimination round tonight at the Bulua gym.

Although up by one win, Ballpals (3-2) badly needed a triumphant finish against Subokin Green (2-2) if only to ensure their slot in the semifinal round where Auto Planet is already taking the driver's seat with a 5-0 record.



"Delikado pa kon mapilde `mi sa Subokin Green kay basin maka-create og triple tie wherein disadvantage `mi sa quotient tiebreak because of our early lost by default sa Auto Planet," said Nanni Palacio, Ballpals' reliever in the middle, fully aware that Subokin Green could net win No.3 at the expense of the winless Chibugai Arsenals.

The Green Eagles -- bolstered by the likes of youthful Boning Biongcog, Balong Lagbas, Arvin Martinez and veteran banger Boboy Sabal -- edged out Ball Stag Hydraulics, 89-83 on Friday night in a see-saw bout that was only decided in the final minutes.

Same with the Defenders who squandered away a commanding 18-point lead in their nightmarish 101-95 escape from the hands of Thurs-Sun Challengers.

Softened by Ballpals' transition play in the third quarter, the Challengers orchestrated one fierce rally anchored by the foursome of Arnel Bag-ao, Butatil, Siglos and Cabingas to cut the lead down to only one point with over 4 minutes left in the payoff period.

But when the game is on the line, wingman Jerez Abacahin suddenly lobbed a 3-pointer from center-court that pierced like a dagger right into the Challengers' hearts.

Starting guard Babart Acaylar, who erupted in the third quarter, completed the endgame stoppage by slicing through Thurs-Sun's defense with a clean lay-up that sent him to the free throw line.

Two more pinpoint assists from Acaylar that were both converted by Jun Pardillo and Abacahin eventually doused cold water to the never-say-die Thurs-Sun's uprising.

"Sa sunod di na gyod `ta magkumpiyansa. Sakit kaayo kon na-ukasan ta adto kay naka-inat ta'g dako," said forward Mark Apepe in a huddle with veteran guard Jaime Rivera, slotman Boyet Burias and acting head coach Bonggiks Quikoy over some cold bottles of beer.

The SPC Sharks, who shocked the defending tertiary champion STI Conquerors, 84-81, were still battling with the unbeaten Acsat Lightnings, as of this writing, as well as Ball Stag against Auto Planet and Chibugai opposite Subokin Green.

Southland project director Alex Medes turned down the protest filed by Thurs-Sun against the Auto Planet Zoom Masters on the grounds that "it is not consistent with the Fiesta Cup's ground rules."

"Unlike last year, inter-club open `ning atong conference karon," Medes told Sun.Star without elaboration.

gameface_one
08-08-2006, 11:06 AM
UST, Faith split Adidas Streetball honors



Inquirer
Last updated 06:38am (Mla time) 08/08/2006

Published on page A22 of the August 8, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas and Faith Academy split top honors in the Metro Manila qualifying tournament of the 2006 Adidas Streetball Challenge Sunday at the Market! Market! Mall in Taguig City

Faith’s Jet team, parading an all-American roster, bested UST’s Mali, 12-9, for the boys’ division crown while UST’s Uraha cagebelles returned the favor by beating Faith’s U-Ball, 11-8, for the girls’ division title.

Starring Kirk Long, who put on a one-man show in the finals, Jet stormed to a 10-6 lead with less than two minutes to go.

Long took advantage of the early foul trouble of UST big man Bryan Calantoc to score nine points, including the last two that thwarted Mali’s last-ditch rally.

Long, who is being recruited by Ateneo de Manila University, was also a tower of power in Jet’s ousting of defending champion San Beda College, represented by Big Shirt Logo, in the semifinals.

San Beda thus failed to advance to the national finals set this weekend at the SM Mall of Asia and, with it, lost the opportunity to defend its crown in the Asian Streetball Championships set in China on Aug. 25 to 27.

Mali disposed of Ateneo de Manila’s Response TR team in the other semifinal match of the event that attracted 44 boys’ and 16 girls’ teams.

Uraha ousted La Salle’s Team Temper, 7-6, in the semifinals, while U-Ball made short work of Colf, 10-4, to earn the other finals slot in the girls’ side of the tournament also supported by Globe Gentxt, Cherifer PGM 10-22, Snickers, Powerade, Viva Mineral Water, Blue Angel Alcohol and Hero Energy Drink.

Present at the awarding ceremonies were Adidas managing director Joey Singian and sports marketing manager Goody Custodio, Adidas endorsers Romel Adducul and Mike Holper of Ginebra Gin Kings, tournament director Jay Salvador and Dondell Passion from national organizers Futures Sports & Events.

gameface_one
08-08-2006, 11:09 AM
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Acsat Lightnings gun win No.3 against SPC
By Lynde Salgados
sunstar.com.ph


* Auto Planet's fate is expected to be known Tuesday

ACSAT Lightnings try to sustain their two-game streak as the Southland Fiesta Cup basketball tournament resumes here Tuesday at the Bulua gym.

Bannered by Ronilo Nuñez -- a former MVBA playmaker from the now defunct CDO Rapids -- the wards of Boy Dacoco are heavily-favored to beat the SPC Sharks of coach Wiwie Daba in their 4 pm tussle for the inter-collegiate division.

"Determinado kaayo sila nga mobawi karon kay last year ang STI ang ni-champion against Liceo pa gyod in the finals. They are bent to make a difference this time around," said one professor of the Asian College of Science and Technology which first made a name in local inter-school basketball during the time of legendary cage icon Hermogenes "Ansing" Anciado who is now with Cebu's Sacred Heart Jesuit School as both a coach and a P.E. instructor.

Meanwhile, the front running Auto Planet's fate will be known in their scheduled match with Ball Stag Hydraulics before the other inter-club bout between the winless Chibugai Arsenals and Subokin Green Eagles at 8 pm.

Undefeated in five outings, the Auto Planet Zoom Masters are being put under protest by Thurs-Sun Challengers for allegedly violating the ground rules of the Southland league.

"Plastar kaayo among protesta sa ila kay dili man gyod miyembro sa Auto Planet Club kanang mga saligando nga ilang gipadula," Thurs-Sun's main man Angking Saura earlier told Sun.Star.

The Fiesta Cup's single round-robin elimination phase will end tomorrow with another triple-header matches pitting Subokin Green against Ballpals, Chibugai opposite Ball Stag and Thurs-Sun against Subokin Red.

gameface_one
08-08-2006, 11:12 AM
Tay Tung, Stallions
prevail in BUSG tilt
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Bacolod Tay Tung High School and the Stallions defeated their respective opponents over the weekend to share the lead in the 2nd Basketball Unified Sports Group-Sharp Cup 17-Under Tournament at the Po Hang Gym in Bacolod City.

BTTHS tripped Mansilingan Christian Academy, 90-84, Saturday before posting an impressive 83-61 win against St. Benilde School yesterday for a share of the top spot with a 2-0 slate.

The Stallions, comprised of players from Pueblo Rosario-Eroreco, scored a 72-60 victory over SBS, mentored by Christian Escote, Saturday to have a share of the lead.

Meanwhile, defending champion University of St. La Salle split its first two assignments in the seven-team tournament that has adopted a double-round robin format.

The Baby Stingers of coach Leo Casinillo drubbed University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, 107-70, Saturday, before being stunned by MCA, 87-92, yesterday.

Against St. Benilde, the Tay Tung cagers of coach Gerome Aledron raced to a 24-5 advantage at the end of the first quarter behind the 6 points of swingman John Francis Espina.

BTTHS, last year's losing finalist, continued to rely in its balanced offensive attack in the second half to put the game away after establishing a comfortable 39-17 buffer at halftime. Ralph Uy poured in 19 points to spearhead Tay Tung's charge, while forward Chris Sibaya contributed 10 markers. Center Alvin Qua and Don Aleksndr Tan also posted solid number for BTTHS, chipping in 8 and 7 points, respectively.

Topscoring for SBS was Renz Campos with 25 points, while Brix Lagumbay and Chris John Toga launched their attacks from the perimeter to finish with 14 and 11 markers, respectively.

In the encounter against MCA Saturday, Qua exploded for 28 points to lead Tay Tung as Alan Pol Morales shot 17 markers. *CIT

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08-08-2006, 11:13 AM
UST, Faith capture Streetball final slots
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UNIVERSITY OF Santo Tomas and Faith Academy topped their respective divisions in the Metro Manila equalifying tournament of the 2006 Adidas Streetball Challenge over the weekend at the Market! Market!


The Jet squad of Faith Academy produced the biggest win when it nipped UST’s MALI squad, 12-9, thanks in large part to Kirk Long.

Long dazzled the UST crew with his devastating mix of jumpers to emerge as the most prolific shooter in the tournament that attracted 60 teams, including 44 in the boys’ division.

Long, who is reportedly being eyed by Ateneo, scored 9 points.

In advancing to the finals, Long and company stunned last year’s champion San Beda College. With their defeat, the Red Lions lost the chance to defend their crown in the Asian Streetball Championships in China slated Aug. 25-27.

In the girls¹ side of the tournament, also supported by Globe Gentxt , Cherifer PGM 10 -22 , Snickers, Powerade, Viva Mineral Water, Blue Angel Alcohol, and Hero Energy Drink, the much taller U-Ball team of Faith appeared headed for a big follow up in the first finals match against UST¹s URAHA team.

The U-Ball, however, succumbed to pressure in the closing minutes, allowing URAHA to escape with the win, 11-8.

In the semis, URAHA ousted De La Salle¹s Team Temper, 7-6, while U-Ball made short work of COLF, 10-4.

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08-08-2006, 11:18 AM
Mustangs claim
Teletech 3-on-3 crown
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West Negros College-B nipped WNC-A, 23-20, to seize the TeleTech 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament crown Saturday at the University of St. La Salle-Integrated School Covered Court in Bacolod City.

Swingman Ely Olarte and Vengie Vergara led the championship bid of WNC-B as they hit clutch baskets down the stretch to prevail over WNC-A spearheaded by point guard Stanley Tizon.

Armed with a twice-to-beat advantage, WNC-B earned a place in the finals after beating West Negros-C, 25-18, in a sudden-death game after absorbing a 20-28 setback in their first encounter.

West Negros-B won against USLS-3, 25-17, and Colegio de San Agustin-Bacolod, 18-13, in the eliminations gain an advantage in the semis.

The Wesnecans, led by Vergara as he hit three straight three-point shots in the final two minutes, bowed to the TeleTech Titans, 24-25, in an exhibition game.

With their impressive performances in the one-day event, Olarte, who also ruled the slam dunk competition, and the sweet-shooting Vergara will be given chances to tryout for the Jerry Codiñera-mentored TeleTech Titans of the Philippine Basketball League.

TeleTech team consultant Robert Sison said he was impressed with the talents of the local players, especially Olarte and Vergara so they will be scheduled for tryouts with the PBL team. Sison, former coach of the Negros Slashers in the now defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association, said that he was also surprised on how the level of basketball has gone up in the province.

Team manager Benjie Castillo said he was amazed with the creativity of Olarte and the shooting ability of Vergara so he will talk with the coaching staff regarding the tryout.

In a press conference at Bascon Hotel Friday night, Codiñera, a former Philippine Basketball Association standout, said that he was satisfied with the performance of his squad even if it finished second to the last in the team standings because it was only formed two weeks before the conference.

Codiñera said they are conducting tournaments because the coaching staff is scouting for players in Bacolod, Cebu and Mindanao, who might be able to help them in their campaign.

Castillo said TeleTech, a call center firm, also formed a basketball team, hoping that it would help them in achieving their advertising and marketing goals. *CIT

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08-09-2006, 08:46 AM
Metro streetball teams favored
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THE COUNTRY’S top streetball squads get to strut their wares in the 2006 Adidas Streetball Challenge finals on Saturday at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City with teams from Metro Manila favored to dominate.


Four teams each in the boys’ and girls’ divisions, all topnotchers in the Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and Metro Manila championships, will compete in the 3-on-3 tourney launched by the leading global sportswear maker in 1996.

"We will begin with simple opening ceremonies at 12 noon and will continue for the rest of the afternoon," said Dondi Sinco, Sports and Events Corp. overall coordinator, said in yesterday’s PSA Forum at the Pantalan Restaurant function room in Manila.

Tournament director Jay Salvador said that the Adidas Streetbal Challenge boys’ and girls’ division champions will each get a total of R25,000 in cash prizes in the event also backed by Globe Gentxt , McDonald’s, Cherifer multivitamins, Snickers chocolate bar, Coppertone, adidas fragrance and body care, among others.

Salvador added that the boys champions will earn a trip of to the adidas Asian Streeball finals from Aug. 25 to 27 in Guangzhou, China. Ryan Gregorio, coach of newly-crowned PBA Philippine Cup Purefoods, will call the shots for the team.

The Philippines is the defending champion after a squad bannered by San Beda College standouts ruled the 2006 finals held at the Araneta Coliseum.

Although Metro Manila teams are tipped as the favorites in the one-day event, Sinco and Salvador did not rule out upsets "since this has been the trend in the eliminations."

Two teams from the University of San Carlos — JumpStop (boys) and Venture (girls) — loom as the darkhorses in the finals.

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08-09-2006, 08:52 AM
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Ballpals trip Subokin Eagles in double OTs
By Lynde Salgados
sunstar.com.ph


TWENTY points going down the drains. Searing comeback. Torrid exchange of baskets. On-court flares. Tension-filled moments. Heart-breaking slip-up. Double overtime. Unexpected protest.

These all manifested the continuing saga of the storied Ballpals-Subokin rivalry in the local cage front.

In what seen as a classic bout on Sunday night's culmination of Southland caging's elimination round at the Bulua gym here, Ballpals Defenders again turned down the challenge of Subokin Green Eagles in a dramatic finish that was decided only after two gut-wrenching overtime plays, 117-114.

It was such a painstaking defeat for the wards of Claveria town mayor Rocky Calingin who took a commanding 20-point lead at the half behind the guns of Boning Biongcog, Balong Lagbas, Thirdie Cui and Valdehueza.

In fact, premature celebration marked across the faces of the Green Eagles seemingly unmindful of the lurking danger awaiting them of which Ballpals used to unleash in previous conquests of their hottest inter-club rival.

Rivera's night

The guard-forward tandem of Jaime "Diding" Rivera and Jerez Abacahin keyed Ballpals' fierce comeback with their booming treys that even put Subokin in the receiving end of the regulation period.

Then ensued unlikely lapses from both camps that could either make or break the game in the subsequent two 5-minute extension periods.

Acaylar, who erupted for 29 points against Thurs-Sun, yielded to fatigue as he missed a couple of game-winning freethrows.

Biongcog's hurried ball-flick with only 3 ticks left also rimmed out. And there were similar situations where Ballpals and Subokin failed to complete a fatal breakaway from as much as 6-point spread with the time on their side.

Finally, luck smiles on Ballpals in second overtime which saw Subokin's sweet-shooting guard Harvey Neri surprisingly missing terribly on the charity lines.

"Looking back, it was such a classic game. I never expected nga modaug pa `mi after Subokin Green built up 20-point lead in the early goings unya kadto pa g'yong palobo ni Boning with 3 seconds to go sa overtime plus nabiyaan na sab mi'g dako pagsugod sa second overtime," said veteran guard Anton Pabillore who singled out Rivera as their best player of the night.

The much younger Acaylar also acknowledged his senior guard back then at the once-fabled Liceo varsity team as the sparkplug of Ballpals' title-retention bid.

"Diding (Rivera) don't easily get discouraged. Mabuhi among dugo kay grabe gihapon iyang gipakita nga focus ug paningkamot bisan nabiyaan na `mi," Acaylar said, even as he also heaped praises on Biongcog and Valdehueza for putting up a good fight.

Also providing with strong back-up are the youthful duo of Apepe and Jun Pardillo as well as the ageless pair of Pinggoy Castro and Boyet Burias.

Subokin protest

Meanwhile, JP Pabillore treated Subokin's protest to the residence eligibility of Apepe as a non-issue, saying that the former Zambo Hornbills gunner was an alumnus of Corpus Christi high school.

The older Pabillore, who shore up Ballpals' coaching staff in the company of Bonggik's Quikoy, Andit Mendoza and Jetmark Mercado, further explained that Apepe was married to a Cagayanon not to mention his being a bonafide member of the club even seeing action in their past inter-color tourneys at Pelaez Sports Center.

"Ballpals Club don't even mind resorting to winning games by protest. We're basically here to compete and to support the Southland league. No more, no less," Pabillore told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro.

Still, Nanni Palacio said the club will comply on the request of Southland project director Alex Medes for them to produce the needed requirements if only to back-up Apepe's legitimacy to play for Ballpals' cause.

"This is not just for Ballpals but the rest of the teams nga wala pa nag-comply sa requirements. We'll come up with a formal letter addressing the problems by Wednesday. Of course, all of the teams participating in the Southland league have the right to protest kon naay ilang nakita," said Medes on the phone.

As expected, Ball Stag Hydraulics won by rout over the winless Chibugai Arsenals, 130-80 to match Ballpals' 4-2 win-loss slate.

Subokin Red triumphed over Thurs-Sun, 98-83 to forge a 3-3 tie with sister squad, Subokin Green.

Barring unforeseen glitches, however, the "win-over-the other" tie-breaking rule would qualify the pacesetting Auto Planet Zoom Masters, Ballpals, Ball Stag and Subokin Green as the top-four teams to advance in the semifinals round.

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08-11-2006, 09:56 AM
Musso claims move ahead
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Roger Jaype erupted for 15 points in the fourth quarter to spearhead Musso Enterprises to a come-from-behind 86-83 victory over Emban Enterprises Wednesday night in the Your Basketball Athletic Club 12th Anniversary Tournament at the Manville Royale Gym in Barangay Tangub, Bacolod City.

The win enabled Musso to clinch the first finals berth in the tournament. Dodo Garcia also made a solid contribution for Musso in the uprising, scoring 6 points for his squad during the crucial stretch to rally past a 46-53 deficit going into the payoff period.

In the other semifinal game, STP Brake Fluid also came-from-behind to edge Builders, 73-71, and force a winner-take-all encounter tonight for the second finals slot. Trailing 33-40 at the end of the third period, Pangyao Decierdo scored all of his 10 points in the fourth quarter to anchor the successful come-from-behind attempt of STP.

Builders, which posted a slim 26-25 lead at halftime, relied on Coco Rodrigo and Dennis Adon, combining for 14 points in the third period to give their squad a seven-point buffer going into the final canto. Ting Dua spearheaded STP's offensive attack with 19 points, while Dods Siopan contributed 11 markers, with five coming in the fourth period. Also posting solid number for STP were Nonoy Tan, Nars Galang and Jorge Arca, who added 8, 7 and 6 points, respectively.

Topscoring for Builders were Rodrigo and Nonoy Fernandez with 15 points apiece, while Sam Penado, Adon and Ramil Jaype chipped in 10, 9 and 6 markers, respectively.

Roger Jaype finished with a 23-point explosion for Musso as Embo Cañete and Garcia canned 12 and 10 points, respectively. Nonoy Pacheco and James Jaruda combined for 13 markers.

Pacing Emban in a losing effort were Pax Rodriguez and Roy Dionela with 15 points each, while Pendot Cortones shot 13 markers. Gus Javarro and Ceplan Cordova combined for 12 points. *CIT

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08-11-2006, 09:56 AM
Milo BEST hoopfest to kick off 16th season on August 26 at Capitol Parish Gym

The Freeman 08/11/2006

The Milo Basketball Efficiency Scientific Tournament (BEST),the longest running grassroots developmental basketball tournament here, will kick of its 16th season on August 26 at the Capitol Parish gym.

This year's battle is expected to be a lot more exciting with the entry of three international schools, namely the Center for International Education (CIE), Child Development Center of Cebu (CDCC) and Royal Oaks International School.

The event will be featuring two divisions-the passerelle and SBP,

A total of 11 teams will be vying for the crown in the passerelle and 10 in the SBP division.

"With more teams seeing action, we expect that the competition will be raised to a certain level as more teams want to win and represent Cebu in the Regional Finals and National Finals," said MILO Best Cebu franchise holder Mar Cabahug.

The debuting Royal Oaks will be under bracket A in the passerelle along with defending champion Don Don Bosco College, Sacred Heart School-Jesuit, Cebu Institute of Technology, University of Cebu and University of San Carlos North-A.

The other new team, CIE, will be under bracket B together with USC North-B, USC South, Colegio dela Inmaculada Concepcion-Mandaue and University of Southern Philippines Foundation.

Royal Oaks and another new-comer, CDCC, will be under bracket A in the SBP division along with former national champion USC SC-A, CIC-M and USC North-A and the while DBC, USC South-B, USC North-B, SHS-J and USPF crowd Bracket B. Games will be played every Saturday at the Capitol Parish Gym starting 8:30 am.-Caecent No-ot

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08-11-2006, 09:57 AM
SHABA 2006 hoops winners bared

The Freeman 08/11/2006

The day went to Stanford Labs/ Worldwide Steel'99 even as defending champion Dunkin Donuts/Gillamac'97 took the solo lead after Batch'99 logged its first win over one of the strongest squads Bimoli Cooking Oil in a 62-59 thriller in the Sacred Heart Alumni Basketball Association (SHABA) tournament at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit gym.

Stanford Lab/Worldwide Steel'99 had an easy going, taking command of the game until Bimoli Cooking Oil rallied in the fourth quarter to cut the latter's deficit by only two points in the last two minutes.

Bimoli had three chances to tie, if not take the lead but Batch 99 was more determined to win and prevented Bimoli from pulling ahead.

Kent Ong and Robert Gilo had 15 and 14 points, respectively, to lead their team while Bimoli relied on many times MVP Dave Lim, with 18 points and Tiyoy Lim with 15 points.

On the other hand, Borplus Pipes 91/92/93 now stands with 2-2 win-loss card, with the latest win taken without a sweat via default against K1 Family KTV 2001 due to the absence of most of its members.

Another undermanned squad, Crazy Dragons 97/02 lost to Big Mao 87/95, 88-82.

Big Mao stayed undefeated (3-0) and so with the defending champion Dunkin Donuts/Gillamacs 97, who now got the solo lead with four straight wins after coming out too strong for M.T.O 98/05, 83-61.

Hyundai'94 also won against GEF-Koppel with a 53-46 mark while the debuting San Miguel'06 had a back-to-back win at the expense of Petron Blaze 95,60-58. - Caecent No-ot

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08-11-2006, 09:58 AM
Risen Saviour takes lead in CSA caging

The Freeman 08/11/2006

Host Risen Saviour Bible Baptist Church takes the lead in the inaugural staging of the Cebu Sports Association-Invitational Basketball Tournament in Labangon.

The Risen Saviour BBC squad posted back-to-back wins after outsmarting Interface Computer College, 66-63.

Jabez Galon led the charge for the RSBBC with 14 points in the initial half.

Mark Fernandez and Ryan Bunal were also doing well for Interface, but there efforts were not enough to upset RSBC since all of the team members of their rival team were chipping in some points.

The battle continued to heat up with RSBBC only carrying a three-point lead going into the final half until Monroe Manera, Jr. came to the rescue, providing 13 points in the final canto, paving the way to victory.

Earlier, Team Plaza Fair won by default against Dimsum Break.

Dimsum Break is expected to finally show-up tonight when they play against Five Sons Trading as Harbour City meets Interface squad.-Caecent No-ot with Garry B. Lao

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08-12-2006, 08:17 AM
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Ballpals-Subokin rematch: Not a remote possibility
By Lynde Salgados
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THEY never did it in the elimination round.

At least, by taking on some kind of ritual so unusual to the group, the happy-go-lucky Ballpals dribblers mean it seriously to challenge the fiesta Cup title of the Southland inter-club basketball tournament here.


"Pilde o daug basta wala nay alibi. So, for the first time...naka-praktis na gyod mi kausa. Hopefully, masundan pa aron makamado ang team," said Nanni Palacio with sweat dripping down his cheek after coming out of the Acsat gym in Barangay Carmen one drizzly night.

Bulky forward Mark Apepe said it's quite difficult to execute a play without doing any rehearsal "kay bisan ako nga makatabang sa ilalom mosaka na lang kay dili makadawat og bola."

Arguably the most athletic of them all with his regular training session with mother squad Misor Pryce Pharma in the MVBA, starting guard Babart Acaylar has no complaint heeding to Ballpals' first-ever practice in this conference.

"Mag-practice man gani ang taga-PBA kita pa kaha," was his telling point.

The revelation of back-up guard Anton Pabillore had understandably inspired the wards of playing-coach JP Pabillore that they immediately sought for team practice.

"Ang Subokin Green man gud grabe ka diligent sa ilang practice. Bata o edaran mora'g mga college varsity lage kay ga-sprinting gyod court-to-court every time malabyan nako sila sa Macasandig covered court," was his observation.

Ballpals Defenders occupy second place behind Auto Planet Zoom Masters with Ball Stag Hydraulics and Subokin Green Eagles at No.3 and No.4, respectively, for the top-4 positions in the crossover round.

One Southland insider said the initial standings (pending the confirmation of project director Alex Medes) may remain as that except that Auto Planet's main gunner Boyet Alfeche may not be allowed to see action in the semifinal round after Thurs-Sun's protest questioning the validity of his membership with the Auto Planet Club.

Without Alfeche, Auto Planet suffered its first defeat in six games at the outset of the single round-robin elimination phase.

Barring unforeseen glitches, Auto Planet will face Subokin Green with Ballpals and Ball Stag locking horns in the other half of the crossover matches on Saturday at Liceo gym.

"So kon matinuod nga nadutlan sa protesta si Alfeche, dako ang chance sa Subokin Green nga ilang mapilde ang Auto Planet. Now, how about kon mapilde sab nato ang Ball Stag?" that was Bonggiks Quikoy in a huddle with fellow coaching staff member Andit Mendoza.

Last year, MRD Metal Trading Ballpals defeated Subokin in the finals to win the inaugural conference of the Southland League.

In their latest encounter, Ballpals again won over Subokin Green in double overtimes to further heat up their colorful rivalry.

Will Ballpals cross paths again with mighty challenger Subokin for the Fiesta Cup title?

That will be known after Saturday's keenly awaited semifinal showdown.

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08-12-2006, 08:18 AM
USC teams start title bids in Adidas Streetball Challenge national finals
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 08/12/2006

The University of San Carlos (USC), the representatives of Visayas to the finals of the Adidas Streetball Challenge, will start its campaign today in the last 3-on-3 championship game at the SM Mall of Asia.

Composing the men's squad are Giovannie Padillo, Adrian Alforque, Jan David Palos and Earvin Ferraren.

The distaff side, on the other hand, will have USC-Team Venture's Carol Diane Cumahig, Junnelle Stephanie Narsico, Barbie Selada and Lou Therese Regidor, daughter of former PBA cager Lou Regidor.

Among the competing squad today, it's the National Capitol Region which is considered the heavy favorites with the Cebuanos considered as dark horse.

"That's good, they're taking us nicely. Who knows, we can pull an upset!" said coach Mike Reyes.

Although the USC dribblers are expected to bring home the bacon, Reyes said, they don't feel the pressure.

"We're just happy to represent Cebu after winning the Cebu leg, let's just see what happens, we'll just do our best," Reyes added.

No scouting reports were made among the other squads, but just like what others said, Reyes also believed it's the finalists from Manila which they anticipate as the toughest.

Representing NCR in the men's 18-under are Faith Academy-Jet after pulling a surprise upset against defending Asian Streetball champion San Beda College while Luzon will have Cordillera Career Development College (CCDC)-Backdown and Holy Child of Davao for the Mindanao region.

Along with USC, in the distaff side are NCR's University Of Sto. Thomas-Uraha, Mindanao's Assumption College of Davao-Phexjaq and Luzon's University of Cordilleras.

The winner in the national finals will be representing the country to the Asian Championships.

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08-14-2006, 08:03 AM
Po's bows to Lotus;
Kuppa checks skid
BY CHRSITIAN IRL TAN
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Lotus Neo Ballpen held off a late surge by Po's Marketing to snap its six-game winning streak with a 78-74 victory in the 2nd Conference of the Fil-Sino Inter-color Basketball Tournament at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Peter Galon connected on a jump shot and Chibon Uy added another free-throw connection with 30 seconds left in the game to give Lotus a 78-71 buffer after Arvin Gustilo narrowed the gap to 71-75 by hitting a pair of free throws with 1:30 remaining.

Trailing 54-68 in the fourth quarter, Bol Manaloto connected on two three-point attempts to spearhead an 8-0 spurt by Po's, trimming Lotus' advantage to 68-62, but Galon hit his opportunities from the charity stripe to keep them at bay

. Meanwhile, Kuppa Coffee and Tea ended its five-game losing streak with an 85-56 demolition of Blue Mexican.

Kuppa relied on its balanced offensive attack in the third quarter, with nine of its cagers scoring at least 2 points, to establish a 59-47 buffer at the end of the period after only having a 31-30 lead at halftime.

Kuppa unloaded six three-pointers in the payoff period with Jan Jan Young anchoring the onslaught, canning three three-point shots to seal the victory for his squad. Kuppa and Blue Mexican are tied in the team standings with 3-5 slates.

Point guard Aaron Guevarra led Kuppa's offense with 16 points, while Young finished with 14 markers. Backstopping them was Christian Lladoc, pouring in 11 points.

Also posting solid numbers for Kuppa were Dixon Chiu and Garret Tabanao with 10 points each, while Albert Li had 8 markers.

Simon Guevarra topscored for Blue Mexican with 17 markers, while Joshua Chua and Christopher Tan contributed 16 and 11 points, respectively.

Lotus, which grabbed solo third at 3-3, was spearheaded by Eisen Uy with 12 points as Chibon Uy had 11 markers. Ronan Soyao and Galon ended up with 10 markers, while Glenn Ortaliz added 9 points.

Pacing Po's was Manaloto with 20 points, while Gustilo and Arnold Betita finished with 12 and 7 markers, respectively. *CIT

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08-14-2006, 08:06 AM
USC tops women's Adidas Streetball
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 08/14/2006

MANILA — It's mission accomplished for the University of San Carlos Lady Warriors as they established themselves as the last National Women' s champion of the Adidas Streetball Challenge at the Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia here.

The Lady Warriors have lost the chance to get the ticket to the Asian Championships in China after the Warriors lost in the do-or-die battle against the Mindanao bets in the semifinal round, 7-5, but they had something to look forward to in the women's action.

The Cebuano female dribblers were also in the same precarious situation as the their male counterparts, as they had to win twice against the Luzon squad before earning a slot into the finals.

The battle opened with a 9-6 victory for USC, the Visayas' representative in this final Adidas streetball challenge.

After a short rest, the higly-spirited USC girls, continued to pounce on, leading the charge in the decider battle until an unfortunate incident happened to one of its most reliable player, Carol Diane Cumahig, with 15.23 seconds left in the 12-minute action.

Cumahig fell hard into the court and hurt her head badly. She was rushed to a nearby hospital for check-up leaving USC with only three players.

But Lou Therese"Nina" Regidor provided the leadership and claimed the ticket to the finals against the equally-talented Mindanao squad, winning, 4-1.

"Kaya nga namin sila (Mindanao), pero ang problema nito, mauubos kami," said coach Mike Reyes.

Mindanao led, 4-0, until Barbie Selada connected a two-pointer and followed it up by a free throw and a lay-up by Regidor that tallied the game to 4-all.

The game came to a sudden halt following a fireworks display outside the Music Hall that gave the Cebuanas a good breathing space in the last seven minutes.

Then Cebuanas grabbed the lead, 7-4, but fearing of fouling out, they had to keep easy with its defense that ended the regulation game at 8-all.

No overtime was made in the battle and so the tie will have to be settled with a shootout.

It was only Junnelle Narsiso from USC who successfully made the shot to secure the title for the Cebu bets.

A few minutes later, Mindanao took the National men's title after pulling an upset win against NCR's Faith Academy, preventing the country from sending foreign players with coach Ryan Gregorio to the Asian Finals set later this month.

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08-17-2006, 09:10 AM
Executives Cup finals on today
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 08/17/2006

The San Carlos Boys High Alumni Basketball Association (SCBHABA)-M. Lhuillier tries to reassert its supremacy over the Cebu Eastern College Alumni Basketball Association (CECABA) All-Stars as they clash anew in Game 1 of the 2006 Executives Cup best-of-three finals tonight at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

The SCBHABA and CECABA All-Stars renew their rivalry at 9 pm, right after Team Barkada takes on the Jaycees Basketball Association (JBA) Selection-Purcia Transport/Crunchiken in the battle for third place at 7:30 pm.

The SCBHABA stalwarts gained the needed morale-booster heading into the series opener as they demolished the CECABA side, 87-65, in last Tuesday's championship preview.

The same goes to Team Barkada after its 109-100 conquest of JBA Selection courtesy of a combined 60-point show by Danny Lim and Richard Molina.

While the CECABA All-Stars suffered an offensive meltdown, the SCBHABA mainstays were in their usual decisive form with six players dishing out twin figures.

Cat-quick guard Edwin Banaag and bull-strong forward Dindo Sausa conspired for 28 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, while Reynaldo Zamora and Paul Abais cashed in 12 and 11 markers, respectively.

Jone Sepe added 10 points, while Dean Wong hauled a season-high 14 rebounds and 10 points for SCBHABA, which tore the game apart with a 44-19 advantage at halftime.

Except for Chester Cokaliong who posted 22 points, no other CECABA player scored in double figures as the rest of his teammates plunged into deep offensive slumber, perhaps, reserving their energies for the final battle.

The scores

First game

SCBHABA (87) - Banaag 14, Sausa 14, Zanoria 12, Abais 11, Sepe 10, Wong 10, Diaz 8, Monsanto 4, Aznar 2, Villamor 2

CECABA All-Stars (65) - Chester Cokaliong 22, Christopher Cokaliong 8, E. Yu 7, Chan 6, R. Yu 6, Z. Tan 5, Sia 5, W. Yu 4, R. Yu 2

Second game

Barkada (109) - Lim 32, Molina 28, Borres 18, Zamora 12, Prieto 11, Tabura 8

JBA (100) - Odulio 25, Noel 23, Jayme 22, Coros 14, Te 8, Chua 2, Tolentino 2, Lin 2

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08-17-2006, 09:12 AM
Po's, Lotus cagers triumph
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Lotus Neo Ballpen overcame Eversure Marketing's late rally to hack out a 79-77 victory Saturday night in the Fil-Sino Inter-Color Basketball Tournament at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Ex-varsitarian Peter Galon spearheaded the victory with 15 points, including 9 in the fourth period as Lotus scored its second straight win in the second round, after beating Po's Marketing. In the other game, Mars Echarri and Arvin Gustilo posted 17 and 15 points, respectively, as Po 's bounced back with an 84-77 triumph over Negros Mindanao Sales to improve to a league-leading 7-1 slate.

Lotus seemed headed for victory but Marc Lo found his rhythm to allow Eversure to close in at 78-73 with less than a minute left. After nailing a triple, Lo hit two free throws but missed another trey and Galon grabbed the rebound, drawing a foul in the process.

Galon split his charities and Jeff Wee squeezed through the paint for a lay-up and a foul to make it 79-77. Wee intentionally missed the free throw and Lo pulled down the rebound but his jumper from the corner missed as Lotus escaped with its fourth victory in seven games.

Kenneth Ymalaya finished with 14 points, including three triples for Lotus, which also drew 9 points each from Mic Mic Germudo and Yubi Miag-ao.

Eversure, which opened a 41-30 lead at halftime, was paced by Lo, who scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter. Wee chipped in 16 and Charlton Ong added13, while Brian Tan and Joaquin Gochangco Jr. came through with 9 and 7, respectively.

Trailing 37-28 at halftime, Po's stepped up with a 32-point output in the third quarter with Mars Echarri and Celhelm Uy leading the way by combining for 15 points to take the lead at 59-53. Echarri sustained his hot shooting in the fourth period with 9 more points, while Oliver Manaloto added 6 of his 14 to thwart NMS' run led by Tubby Villanueva, Antonio Rogacion and Johnnyson Yu.

Villanueva finished with 17, while Rogacion had 14. Mirano contributed 12 and Yu and Joseph Oxinio added 8 apiece. *CPT

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08-18-2006, 07:59 AM
Murcia cagers notch
3rd win; BFP scores
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Murcia routed the Bureau of Internal Revenue, 78-44, for its third win in four games in the open category of the ongoing 2006 Governor's Cup Basketball Tournament at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center in Bacolod City.

In the other game, the Bureau of Fire Protection registered a 68-61 victory over Land Bank of the Philippines to barge into the win column after four outings. Murcia's victory pushed it into the third slot of the hostilities together with the cagers from the Bacolod City Water District, D' Supplier, Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office and Government Service Insurance System-Social Security System.

The five squads have identical 3-1 slates, behind pacesetter Bacolod City Police Office and second-running Bacolod City Hall that have 4-0 and 3-0 win-loss records, respectively.

Cagers donning the colors of NIG Marketing have a 1-2 slate, while the stalwarts of the BIR, Hall of Justice, Pag-Ibig Housing Foundation and BFP have 1-3 win-loss cards each.

LBP and the Department of Agrarian Reform are at the bottom of the division with 0-4 slates apiece. *CIT

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08-18-2006, 08:00 AM
Eversure, Lotus
gain Fil-Sino semis
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Eversure Marketing and Lotus Neo Ballpen took different routes in defeating separate rivals Wednesday night to earn semifinal berths in the 2nd Conference of the Fil-Sino Intercolor Basketball Tournament at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod City.

Eversure rallied past Negros Mindanao Sales, 72-71, while the Lotus cagers posted a 92-82 trouncing of Blue Mexican for a place in the semis.

After getting the ball at the top of the free throw line, Jeff Wee drove to the basket eluding the defense of Chac Mirano to hit the game-winning lay-up with 3.4 seconds remaining in the game.

NMS actually had a chance to emerge victorious despite relinquishing a 21-point advantage in the third quarter, but Archie Co missed his shot as time expired. Wee also converted one of his two crucial free throw attempts to give Eversure its first lead at 70-69 since halftime, but Antonio Rogacion hit a pair of free throws with 8.8 ticks left to return the lead to NMS.

Trailing as much as 21 points in the third period, Marc Lo, John Chua and Wee combined for 15 points in the period, spearheading an Eversure rally that narrowed the gap to 54-62 entering the final canto.

NMS seemed to be on its way for a victory, before the Eversure stalwarts went on a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter behind the 6 points of Lo to tie the game at 64, but Mirano and Rogacion countered with a basket each to give NMS a 68-64 lead.

Eversure, which improved to 5-2, though finished the encounter with an 8-3 spurt for the win.

Wee erupted for 22 points to lead the offensive attack of Eversure, while Lo poured in 17 markers. Ralph Tan chipped in 7 points as Joaquin Gochangco Jr. Andrei Tan and John Chua had 5 points each.

In the other game, Eisen Uy amassed 7 points in the third quarter to lead Lotus in establishing a comfortable 70-61 buffer after a slim 49-46 lead during the intermission.

Ex-varsitarian Peter Galon anchored Lotus' offense with 19 points, while Edward Uy contributed 13 markers. Both players also led Lotus in the first half with 11 points each. Glenn Ortaliz finished with 10 markers.

Pacing Blue Mexican was John Montemayor with 21 points, while Joshua Chua canned 18 points on six three-point shots. Christopher Tan and Simon Guevarra had 12 and 11 markers, respectively. *CIT

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08-18-2006, 08:00 AM
Batch '97 logs 5th straight win
By Caecent No-ot
The Freeman 08/18/2006

Defending champion Dunkin Donuts-Gillamac '97 collected its fifth straight win to pace the 11th Sacred Heart Alumni Basketball Association (SHABA) basketball tournament at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit gym.

The latest prey that fell into the hands of Batch '97 was Borplus Pipes'91-92-93 who suffered an 86-57 beating.

But Big Mao '87 and '95 is sending a strong signal to challenge Dunkin Donuts-Gillamac as it also maintained its clean slate after four outings.

Big Mao's fourth victory was at the expense of Kenya, 71-66, with James Edquilla leading the charge with 16 points.

Meanwhile, Chivas Regal '96 suffered its first defeat in four games.

Hyundai '94 outsmarted Chivas Regal '96 with a 55-48 victory, thanks to former commercial player Joel Co, who powered his team with 30 points to improve their standings with 3-2 win-loss card as the latter settled with 3-1.

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08-19-2006, 09:40 AM
Batch '97 logs 5th straight win
By Caecent No-ot
The Freeman 08/18/2006

Defending champion Dunkin Donuts-Gillamac '97 collected its fifth straight win to pace the 11th Sacred Heart Alumni Basketball Association (SHABA) basketball tournament at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit gym.

The latest prey that fell into the hands of Batch '97 was Borplus Pipes'91-92-93 who suffered an 86-57 beating.

But Big Mao '87 and '95 is sending a strong signal to challenge Dunkin Donuts-Gillamac as it also maintained its clean slate after four outings.

Big Mao's fourth victory was at the expense of Kenya, 71-66, with James Edquilla leading the charge with 16 points.

Meanwhile, Chivas Regal '96 suffered its first defeat in four games.

Hyundai '94 outsmarted Chivas Regal '96 with a 55-48 victory, thanks to former commercial player Joel Co, who powered his team with 30 points to improve their standings with 3-2 win-loss card as the latter settled with 3-1.

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08-22-2006, 07:58 AM
Eversure shares top spot with Po's
in Fil-Sino inter-color cage event
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com


Eversure Marketing beat Po's Marketing, 58-48, to share the lead in the ongoing 2nd Fil-Sino Inter-Color Basketball Tournament at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Jeff Wee and Marc Lo combined for 15 points to power Eversure's 18-8 run to close the game. With a 7-2 win-loss record, Eversure shares the top spot with Po's.

In the other game, Negros Mindanao Sales relied on its balanced offensives to stun third seed Lotus Neo Ballpen, 78-71, to stay alive in its bid for a place in the semifinals.

NMS needed to beat Kuppa at the close of the elimination round to have a chance to enter the semis, following the game that was being played as of press deadline between Eversure and Po's to determine the top seed in the final four.

Johnnyson Yu amassed 20 points to anchor the offense of an NMS squad that led from start to finish, including a 25-15 buffer at the end of the opening period.

Backstopping Yu were Chac Mirano, Tide Rogacion and Dansoy Co with 14, 12 and 11 points, respectively. Antonio Rogacion and Archie Co combined for 19 markers.

Topscoring for Lotus was ex-varsitarian Peter Galon with 17 points, while Chibon Uy and Eisen Uy had 10 markers each. Lotus will meet the loser in the Po's-Eversure clash in the semis that starts tonight.

Eversure entered the penalty early in the third quarter that allowed Po's to comeback from a 26-32 deficit at halftime and tie the score at 40, but failed to take the lead after missing six of its 12 free throw attempts.

Eversure opened the game with an 18-10 advantage behind Wee and John Chua, who shot 6 points each, while Errol Su was at the forefront of the offense of Po with 8 markers.

Wee led Eversure with 15 points, while Lo and John Chua nailed 11 and 6 markers, respectively. Charlton Ong, Arvin Chua and Ralph Tan had 5 points each.

Topscoring for Po's was Richard Co with 10 points as Celhelm Uy added 9 markers. Churchill Ababao and Su had 8 points apiece. *CIT

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08-26-2006, 12:15 AM
Big Mao guns down MTO to earn share of lead in SHABA hoopla

The Freeman 08/24/2006

Big Mao '87/95 drubbed MTO-05/98, 64-55, to earn a share of the lead in the 11th Sacred Heart Alumni Basketball Association (SHABA) season at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit gym.

Thus, Big Mao '87/95 joined defending champion Dunkin' Donuts/Gillamac's 97 on top of the totem pole with similar clean 5-0 slates MTO absorbed its third loss in four starts.

The Crazy Dragons, on the other hand, chalked up their first win of the season by whipping DEF/Koppel, 52-36.

In the other games, Bimoli Cooking Oil triumphed over Kenya '03, 77-58, while San Miguel 2006 scored a 70-62 upset over Hyundai '94.

Completing the winners' list were Chivas Regal '96 and Petron Blaze '95. Chivas Regal '96 caught Stanford Labs/Worldwide Steel punch drunk, 56-48, while Petron Blaze '95 scorched Borplus '91/92/93, 56-53.

The scores

First game

San Miguel '06(70) - Candari 22,Jacobe 18,Dixon 12,Blanco 6,Dinsay 4,Minoza 3,Vista 3,Canizares 2

Hyundai '94 (62) - Co 31, Arienza 12, Garcia 12, Sanchez 5, Tan 2, Sevilla 2

Second game

Chivas Regal '96 (56) - Borromeo 27, Alejandro 13, Uy 7, Mangubat 4, Lim 2, Tan 2, Yap 1

Stabford Lab '99 (48) - Ong 23, Pritchard 8, Huang 4, Gilo 4, Goho 3, Du 2, Santiago 2, Gamallo 1, Gothong 1

Third game

Bimoli (78) - Cañares 21,Lim 20,Bayot 7, D.Lim 7,Go 7, Lim 6,Que 6,Ting 4

Kenya '03 (55) - Comeros 15,Veralco 10,Carillo 9, Corro 6, Su 6, Consunji 5, Jaca 4

Fourth game

Big Mao '87/95 (64) - Edquilla 28,Tan 19,Ong 10,Tomakin 5,Dela Calzada 2

MTP 05/98(55) - Datan 20, Gajudo 10, Tancinco 11, Cabahug 7, Dizo 3, Villamor 2, Lao 2

Fifth game

Crazy Dragons '02/97 (52) - Manugbat 23,Lao 14 ,Kokseng 8,Bonafos 3,Gellaga 2,Pingko 2

GEF-Koppel 98 (36) - Osmeña 14, Ong 8, Osmeña 8, Ecumba 4, Lugat 2

Sixth game

Petron Blaze '95 (56) - Yau 16,Yu 13,Ang 7,Go 7,Nadela 3,Go 2,Gothong 2,King 2,Lim 1

Borplus Pipes '91/92/93(53) - Dela Calzada 18, Chua 10, S.Ong 9,Sulay 5, Chua A. 4, E.Ong 3, Co 2-Caecent No-ot

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08-26-2006, 12:18 AM
Po's gains finals berth
KUPPA, EVERSURE FORCE
BY CHRSITIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



A three-point play from Mars Echarri and Richard Co's free throw conversion in the dying seconds gave Po's Marketing the first finals berth by nipping Lotus Neo Ballpen, 77-75, Wednesday night in the semis of the 2nd Conference of the Fil-Sino Inter-color Basketball Tournament at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Echarri completed a three-point play, before Co sank one of his two crucial free throws with four seconds remaining to give Po's a 77-75 buffer after Lotus grabbed the lead at 75-73 on one free throw connection each by Yubi Miag-ao and Chibon Uy.

Lotus actually had a chance to send the game into overtime after the missed free throw by Co, but Uy failed to convert on a wide open lay-up with one second left. In the other semifinal clash, fourth seed Kuppa Coffee and Tea upset top seed Eversure Marketing, 79-78, to force a sudden-death encounter tonight for the other finals slot.

With Kuppa leading 72-61 and five minutes left, Eversure's Marc Lo hit all of his three three-point shots to go on a 9-1 run, narrowing Kuppa's advantage to 73-70.

After Bobby Yap nailed one of his two free throws for Kuppa with 18 ticks to go, but Ralph Tan of Eversure could also only manage to split his opportunities to keep his squad at bay at 75-76 with 4.5 seconds remaining.

In the ensuing play, Eversure recovered the ball, but Lo missed his halfcourt shot that would have won the game.

Spearheading Kuppa's balanced offensive attack was Albert Li with 20 points, while Jan Jan Young still remained hot from beyond the arc with four three-point conversions to finish with 13 markers.

Also making solid contributions for Kuppa was Roger Montalbo, pouring in 10 points, while Aaron Guevarra, Eugene Tsai and Yap added 9 markers each.

Eversure, which fought back from a 51-60 deficit at the end of the third quarter, was led by Lo with 17 points as Ralph Tan canned 14 points. Jeff Wee, Brian Tan and Stephen Tan shot 12, 11 and 6 points, respectively.

Meanwhile, Arvin Gustilo erupted for 23 points to anchor the charge of Po's, while Echarri finished with 20 markers. Bol Manaloto and Arnold Betita registered 11 and 5 points, respectively.

Pacing Lotus was Mic Mic Germudo with 15 points as ex-varsitarian Peter Galon and Ronan Soyao posted 12 and 8 markers, respectively. Glenn Ortaliz and Miag-ao had 7 points apiece. *CIT

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08-26-2006, 09:57 AM
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Royals, i-Cloud to test mettle in Tuna Cup
sunstar.com.ph

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Two member-teams of the Socsksargen Basketball League (SBL) aim to test their mettle before the next big conference by participating in the pre-season Gensan Tuna Cup at the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish Center here starting Saturday evening.



East Asia Royale Hotel's "Royals" lost two of its key players to debuting "i-Cloud Company" but it also gained three from other SBL Teams in addition to three new acquisitions.

Forwards Ernie Gonzaga and Alex Reblinca moved to "i-Cloud Company" to complete the initial 12 members of the newly-rebuilt squad.

Playing coach Leo Venancio reserved the four last slots in time for the SBL 2nd Conference-Double D Cup Commercial Basketball Tournament that is slated to kick off September 16 tentatively in Koronadal City.

The i-Cloud Company lineup includes Toto Nandu, Enchik Nandu, Ellie Gonzaga, Dennis Dumagco, Camelo Sombilon, Dodong Mio Mio, Jun Cabañero, Dodong Veraque and Allan Sallubre.

For its part, the Royals redeployed three-point artist Arlan Demafeliz who was absent due to injury during the SBL Inaugural Conference. It also reacquired center Albert "Tata" Palma from Dole Juicers.

The Royals also acquired power forward Gerald Gregorio from the MMC Medex, and the 6'1 small forward Luis Lim III from the St. Elizabeth Hospital's "Rebels."

The Hoteliers dropped forward Joey Sale in favor of Lito "Wawie" Temperatura who would wear the jersey number 11 as power forward. The six-footer native of Polomolok was contemporary of teammate Dodoy Dadivas at the Holy Trinity College of General Santos City's "Wildcats."

Francis Villaflores who would be playing guard and Al Tama who is assigned as forward are the Royals' only rookies.

The Rebels that would also join in the Gensan Tuna Cup has lost the 6'4 center John Cosme to Dole Juicers but has a 6'2 replacement. The hospital squad is also rumored to be eyeing the services of the 6'2 Gabriel Maloloy-on who is already out from the Dole Juicers.

The Sarangani Agricultural Company, Incorporated's "Sarangani Migs" has few new faces in its ranks but it is striving to keep 5'11 center Anthony Timon who is being recruited by the Juicers.

Timon is still playing with the Sarangani Migs in the ongoing Dribol sa Kasadyaan 2006 Invitational Basketball Tournament in nearby capital town of Alabel.

"Bweno," owned by businessman Chito Buagas, is the only non-SBL team participating in the Gensan Tuna Cup. The squad belongs to the older league of the Saturday-Sunday Basketball Club (SSBC) but it has recruited some reinforcement for the forthcoming cup.

Elimination games are scheduled on August 26, 28, 30, 31 and September 2. The runner-up and the championship series would be played in best-of-three format on September 6, 7 and 8, if necessary.

By initiating the Gensan Tuna Cup, the SouthPhil Arts and Sports Promotion as SBL's promotion and marketing arm is experimenting on the revival of the Parish Center as the regular venue for quality commercial basketball tournament with paid entrance.

The outcome of this experimentation would be made basis in recommending the business arrangements for future SBL tournaments.

Minimal general admission fee of P20 or courtside admission fee of P50 would be collected from each spectator to support the cost of the tournament including the rental of the venue and prizes of the winners.
The champion would receive P12,000 and a trophy. The first, second and third runner-ups would receive P8,000, P5,000 and P3,000 cash prizes, respectively, plus a trophy each. A consolation prize of P2,000 would be given to the fifth finishing team.

Jigzpi Original Apparels owned by Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Pilapil would donate the championship trophy. James A. Gabaldon, Celestino P. Tamosa and Vergel Abordo would likewise donate the first, second and third runner-up trophies, respectively.

Also supporting the Gensan Tuna Cup are the Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc., Fem Trading, Tikboy Lechon Manok, Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc., Swift Foods, Inc., Roland's Steak House and Burger Station, DCCM Computer Center, and the NDDC High School Batch '74 led by Roland "Bong" Odal. (Press release)

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08-28-2006, 09:48 AM
Bimoli Cooking Oil stuns Dunkin Donuts/Gillamac in SHABA hoop
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 08/28/2006

Bimoli Cooking Oil stunned defending champion Dunkin Donut/Gillamac'97 as it pulled a convincing 52-37 victory in the Sacred Heart Alumni Basketball Association (SHABA) basketball tournament at the SHS-Jesuit gym.

With the win, Bimoli now ties the lead with Dunkin Donuts/Gillamac, both carding six wins and a loss.

Dunkin Donuts failed to sustain the battle after it losing its star point guard Eugene Barte, was evicted out of the games for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Dave Lim showed why he was MVP again as he leads his team with 18 points.

On the other hand, Stanford Labs'99 demolished K-1 Family KTV 2001, 77-48.

Stanford's Jem Huang is back in the groove after suffering an injury with 16 points to his credit.

In the other games, MTO Spies 05/98 went too much for GEF-Koppel'98, 52-37, even as the Crazy Dragons 02/97 fell victim to San Miguel 2006, 78-48.

Big Mao bouncing back from defeat, winning 62-52 against Borplus Pipes 91-92-93 and Hyundai 94 defeated Petron Blaze'95, 55-50.

The scores:

Game 1

BIMOLI (52) - D. Lim 18, Canares 13, Que 7, Lim 6, Go 4, Ting 4, Lim 2

DUNKIN/GILLAMAC'97 (37) - Sy 8, Tan 8, Ong 8, Po 5, Sala 3, Sia 3, Barte 2

Game 2

STANFORD LAB/WORLDWIDE STEEL (77) - Huang 16, Gilo 14, Ong 9, Huang 8, Roma 7, Pritchard 6, Go 5, Goho 5, Sykimte 5, Du 2

K1'2001 (48) - Reoma 11, Reyes 11, Villarica 11, Cabrera 7, Lim 4, Retuya 3, Chiongbian 1

Game 3

MTO SPIES (52) - Cabahug 13, Lao 13,T ancinco 12, Datan 6, Gajudo 6, Ong 2

GEF-KOPPEL'98 (37) -Ong 8, Regil 8, Maquilan 7, Elumba 5, Canizares 4, Espedidio 3, Soontit 2

Game 4

SAN MIGUEL (78) -Candari 24, Jacobe 15, Canizares 10, Young 8, Blanco 6, Dixon 6, Minoza 6, Commendador 3.

CRAZY DRAGONS (46) -Gelaga 15, Lao 12, Bonafos 10, Pinero 4, Gaisano 3, Rodriguez 2.

Game 5

BIG MAO (62) - Edquila 12, Po 10, Ong 10, Miranda 7, Tan 7, Tomakin 7, Tan 6, Dela Calzada 4

BORPLUS PIPES (52) - Yu 21, Chua 8, Ong 6, Chua 5, Co 4, De Jesus 4, Dy 4

Game 6

HYUNDAI'94 (55) - Go 14, Arienza 10, Sanchez 9, Garcia 8, Dacana 6, Lim 6, Chiongbian 2, Sevilla 2, K.Yu 1

PETRON '95 (50) - Yau 12, Yu 12, Ang 7, Ngo 6, Go 5, King 5, Go 2, Nadela 1

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08-31-2006, 09:31 AM
SHABA 2006 Basketball: Bimoli, Dunkin Donuts/Gillamac lead
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 08/31/2006

BIMOLI Cooking Oil lived up to expectations as it continues to share the top seat with defending champion Dunkin Donuts/Gillamac '97 after winning in their respective assignments last Sunday in the Sacred Heart Alumni Basketball Association (SHABA) Basketball tournament at the SHS-Jesuit gym.

Bimoli and Dunkin Donuts/Gillamac currently stand with seven wins and a loss.

Although Big Mao led in the first half, Bimoli still came out composed, as they made a push in the second half with Dennis Que and multi-MVP Dave Lim carrying most of the load.

The defending champion, Dunkin Donuts/Gillamac '97, on the other hand, vented its cellar-dweller GEF-Koppel '98,73-35 to collect its seventh win.

Even as one of its key players, Sean Barte was suspended, GEF-Koppel failed to grab the win and has stayed winless after eight games.

Worldwide Steel/Stanford Lab '99 improved its standing to 5-3 (win-loss) at the expense of Petron Blaze '95, 59-46.

Jem Huang showed it all that he is back in full form after suffering an injury and is seriously looking into the MVP race.

Huang was just completely dominating in the game and led his team with 18 points.

No games are set today for SHABA due to the school's Linggo ng Wika activities. Thursday's games will be moved to September 24 instead.

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09-01-2006, 08:05 AM
Interface enters CSA hoop semifinals

The Freeman 09/01/2006

INTERFACE Computer College outsmarted Five Sons Trading, 51-48, to barge into the semifinal round of the 1st Cebu Sports Association (CSA) Invitational Basketball Tournament at the Bible Baptist Church's gym in Labangon. A heated battle ensued between Interface and Five Sons Trading, but cooler heads prevailed to claim a semifinal round slot.

On the other hand, Harbour City was able to beat all opponents to keep a clean 5-0 mark at the end of the elimination round. Although already assured of a slot, Harbour City didn't play easy against Plaza Fair as it scored a 53-45 victory. Today, the Risen Saviour hopes to advance to the final round when they face Plaza Fair as Harbour City takes on Interface in the main game.

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09-07-2006, 07:46 AM
Nopsscea season
draws 33 schools
JANUARY OPENING FOR
COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOURNEY MULLED
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN

www.visayandailystar.com

Thirty-three schools will battle for the overall title of the Negros Occidental Private School Sports, Cultural and Educational Association's 26th Season that fires off on Sept. 23 at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City.

Roger Banzuela, chairman of the NOPSSCEA Sports Task Force, said that all of the athletes will be required to attend the opening ceremonies because it is set on a Saturday.

Banzuela, who is also the USLS sports director, said he also plans to stage the collegiate basketball in January so that the hostilities will not go in conflict with other events like the National University Games.

Malot Lozada, deputy chairperson of the NOPSSCEA STF in the collegiate competitions, said the list of participating schools was finalized during a technical meeting last Friday.

The USLS athletes are expected to lead the field, gunning for their 18th overall championship in the sports meet that will be staged in the elementary, high school and collegiate levels.

Challenging the La Sallians for the crown are players from University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, West Negros College, Colegio de San Agustin-Bacolod, Bacolod Tay Tung High School and Riverside College.

Also competing in the annual school-based meet are athletes from the Bacolod Christian Education Center School, Cadiz-based Cedar Institute of Computer Technology, John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation, Living Heritage Christian Academy, La Consolacion Academy-Murcia, La Consolacion College-Bacolod and LCC-Gardenville.

Mansilingan Christian Academy, Megumi Academy, Queen of Peace School, St. Benilde School, St. Francis of Assisi School, Silay Institute, St. John's Institute, St. Joseph's School-La Salle, St. Rose of Lima School, St. Scholatica's Academy and St. Theresita's Academy will also be among the teams jousting for the championship.

Competitors from Tangub Christian Academy, Trinity Christian School, UNO-R Talisay, St. Augustine International School, VMA Global College, Christian Academy of Bacolod, Destiny Christian Academy, Holy Family High School-Bacolod and Maranatha Christian College have also signified their entries.

Screening committee chairman Ericsson Rios said that the screening of athletes are ongoing every Saturday at UNO-R. *CIT

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09-07-2006, 07:48 AM
RSBBC reaches CSA cage final

The Freeman 09/07/2006

The Risen Savior Bible Baptist Church needed an extra five-minute period before dispatching Plaza Fair, 99-95, to advance into the championship of the 1st Cebu Sports Association (CSA) Invitational Basketball Tournament at the Bible Baptist Church gym in Brgy. Labangon, this city.

With Boyet Uyanguren on the firing end, Plaza Fair raced to a 41-36 lead at halftime, but siblings Edmark and Jabez Galon put their acts together to put RSBBC in front entering the final period.

Plaza Fair, however, rallied back to forge an 80-all deadlock, thus, sending the game into overtime.

In the extension, RSBBC appeared to have more reserved energy and wisely used that advantage to tame Plaza Fair.

RSBBC will face the winner of the Harbour City -Interface Computer College showdown in the sudden-death final set this Friday.

The scores

Risen Savior (99) - E. Galon 27, Manukil 25, J. Galon 18, Berong 11, Gabriel 8,Gador 6, Magno 2, Pastidio 2

Plaza Fair (95) - Oyanguren 40, Tony 10, G. Salera 9, Andrew 9, Estrevillo 9, Raymond 8, Ronald 6, Ronie 4. - Caecent No-ot and Garry B. Lao

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09-07-2006, 07:49 AM
USC, USJ-R face separate foes in ML Kwarta Padala cage opener
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 09/07/2006

The University of San Carlos (USC) and University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) take on separate foes spicing up the opening quadruple-header of the 5th M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala Cup Under-21 basketball tournament on September 24 at the Cebu Coliseum.

The USC Baby Warrios face off with Consolacion National High School (CNHS) Black Shama in the opener, while the USJ-R Baby Jaguars collide with Hoop It Up in the second game.

The other matches pit the Salazar College of Science and Institute of Technology (SCSIT) Baby Skyblazers against the Consolacion LGU Sarok and the MLSDF-Mantawi Dream Team versus the Athletes for Christ in Excellent Service (ACES) hoopsters.

The schedule of games was determined through the drawing of lots in a meeting called on by league organizer and MLSDF executive director Eddie Ybañez the other night at White Gold House Restaurant.

Strictly following the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) rules, the two-month cagefest follows a single round robin format in the elimination round.

The top four teams will advance into the crossover semifinals, with the top two seeds enjoying twice-to-beat incentives over the lower-ranked squads. The winners will then clash for the championship in a winner-take-all affair.

Meanwhile, tournament commissioner Eddie Montalban has given all the participating teams only until September 15 to submit the credentials of their respective athletes.

Also discussed during the meeting were the official ground rules of the tournament and the probable sanctions that will be imposed on erring parties.

Aside from the Cebu Coliseum, games will also be staged at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex and at the Consolacion Sports Complex depending on the availability of the said playing venues.

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09-09-2006, 01:55 PM
Los Jefes de Cebu to battle SCBHABA in tune-up match
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 09/09/2006

Making it sure that no stone will be left unturned in their title defense in the 29th Philippine Airlines (PAL) Intersports basketball event, Los Jefes de Cebu has scheduled a tough warm-up match the against newly-crowned Executives Cup champion San Carlos Boys High Alumni Basketball Association (SCBHABA).

The tune-up encounter is set right after the different shooting competitions of the Executives Cup at 1 pm this Sunday at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Skippered by Chester Cokaliong, Los Jefes de Cebu is composed most of former collegiate standouts that include ex-Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras Misael Arias, Remberto Lawas (who also played for UV), Geno Mario Naron, Esteban Cesar Ortega, Enrico Espinosa, and Joseph Paul Maninang.

Also forming the core of the team are Cebu Eastern College (CEC) legend Zotico Tan and erswhile University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars Gilbert Gajudo, Reynaldo Abarquez, and Christopher Cabaltera.

The only addition to the team is Julius Gastador, once a CCC (now University of Cebu) stalwart.

Ex-PBA player Mark Anthony Tallo was handpicked by Cokaliong to call the shots for the team.

Los Jefes de Cebu expects a fierce battle against SCBHABA, which recruited three players to beef up its already strong roster that recently won the Executives Cup cage title.

The SCBHABA reinforcements are John Andrew Auza, Arturo Pepito Mata, and Enjel James Sievert.

They will play alongside Paul Abais, Bonito Zanoria, Dindo Sausa, Roque Amores, Jone Sepe, Edwin Banaag, Virgil Pua, Rex Anthony Villamor, Clive Jude Monsanto and Dean Wong.

The match is part of Los Jefes de Cebu's fine-tuning preparatory for their title defense in basketball event of the 29th PAL Intersports set from September 15-17 in General Santos City.

The Los Jefes de Cebu chargers should brace for an uphill climb as they will be playing at the homecourt of Los Hermanos de Heneral Santos, the team they dethroned to snare the basketball crown via clean 5-0 sweep in last year's PAL Intersports held in Iloilo City.

Before their tune-up game against SCBHABA, the free throw shooting contest, 2-ball competition, and 3-point shootout will be staged.

The entries in the free throw shooting contest are Dean Wong, Misael Arias, Clive Monsanto, Zotico Tan, Edwin Banaag and Remberto Lawas, while vying for the 2-ball plum are the tandems of Edwin Banaag/Jone Sepe, Chester Cokaliong/Zotico Tan, Clive Monsanto/Jonathan Diaz, Remberto Lawas/Paul Maninang, Bonito Zanoria/Rex Anthony Villamor and Misael Arias/Julius Gastador.

Chester Cokaliong, Paul Abais, Virgil Pua, Enrico Espinosa, Jonathan Diaz, and Geno Mario Naron make up the competitors in the 3-point showdown.

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09-09-2006, 01:56 PM
M. Lhuillier subdues MisOr in Digos hoop
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 09/09/2006

The M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City Jewelers unleashed a spirited endgame assault to turn back Misamis Oriental, 86-80, in the 6th Araw ng Digos Mayor's Cup Invitational Basketball Tournament in Digos, Davao del Sur.

The Cebu Jewelers of head coach Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba were trailing most of the way until they caught fire in the closing minutes and turned the game around with their great team effort and heavy bombardments from the field.

Flashy pointguard Woodrow Enriquez and long-range bombers Stephen Padilla, Aldrin Ocañada and Jet Latonio gave the Jewelers the needed push in the face of imminent danger.

Enriquez topped M. Lhuillier with 20 points followed by Padilla with 16 markers. Ocañada and Latonio chipped in 12 apiece, while Ardy Larong and Mike Manigo combined for 17 points.

The Jewelers had a sluggish start and the MisOr chargers grabbed the opportunity to dictate the tempo of the match and race to a 16-point advantage at halftime, 53-37.

MisOr was still ahead by eight after three quarters, 70-62, but collapsed under the renewed challenge mounted by the Jewelers in the payoff canto where they held off the Mindanao cagers to only 10 points while unloading 24 in that tide-turning rampage.

Mark Apepe topscored for MisOr of coach Rex Salvaña with 22 points, while ex-pro Gilbert Demape added 18 points in a losing cause.

The scores

M. Lhuillier (86) - Enriquez 20, Padilla 16, Ocañada 12, Latonio 12, Larong 9, Manigo 8, Piodo 6, Caputolan 3

MisOr (80) - Apepe 22, Demape 18, Villoria 12, Mendoza 11, Alfeche 7, Jabagat 4, Sagad 2, Numeran 2, Barbosa 2 Quarterscores:21-28, 37-53, 62-70, 86-80

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09-09-2006, 01:58 PM
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Red Dragons rule Club 92 hoopfest
By Lynde Salgados

RED Dragons banked on the prolific performance of Roderick Pacturan to beat the Blue Panthers of former FEU guard Anton Pabillore, 96-90, to win the recent inter-color championship of Club 92 at the Corpus Christi gym in Cagayan de Oro City.


Finishing second behind Black at the end of the elimination round, Red dribblers appeared to be a different team at the start of the semifinal round where they fought as a cohesive unit rather than relying on individual plays.

"I'm so happy with this victory. But first and foremost, I'm wishing for a bright future ini nga club nga patsada kaayo ang unity ug camaraderie. With the wonderful people around, we can be among the best ball clubs in the city," said Pacturan who was adjudged as the tournament MVP.

James Mark Polo may be the smallest guy in the club. But his unselfish play and pinpoint assists had likewise set the tone for Red's dazzling offense that left Blue dealing with a twin-digit deficit right in the first half action.

"Ila gyod to nga dula. Na-inatan mi'g sayo," acknowledged Pabillore who led Blue to a titular finish in the last conference.

Also providing Pacturan and Polo with strong backup were Butch Hermida, Jimboy Menciano, Mark Yana, Bodak Uy, Totoy Cortez, Marween Maghanoy, Ahl Nudalo Jr., Galileo Garcia and Dominique Gonzaga.

On Blue's side are Joey Pabillore, JT Tagarda, JB Lima, Jay Jacutin, Manolo Along, Ace Noble, John Mark Flores, Jezrel Celiz and Mikel Remonde.

Like Ballpals, Subokin and the Street Players Club in NHA, Kauswagan, the youth-laden Club 92 is seeking to have a legal identity by registering it soon with the Security Exchange Commission.

The club is also eyeing a regular participation in the fledgling Southland Basketball League.

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09-12-2006, 08:42 AM
La Salle rules SBP; San Beda tops Passerelle

The Philippine Star 09/12/2006

La Salle Greenhills banked on Thomas Torres’ hot hand to subdue Ateneo in overtime, 50-43, and capture the SBP title in the 21st season of the Milo BEST Center SBP/Passerelle basketball tournament Sunday at the Blue Eagle gym in Quezon City.

Torres finished with 28 points, including six in overtime after Blue Eaglet Michael Javelosa’s buzzer-beating 18-footer tied the count at 39.

San Beda College bucked a sluggish first quarter to beat De La Salle Zobel, 54-45, and take the Passerelle crown.

Arthur Dela Cruz made key defensive plays in the payoff period to ensure the Bedans’ triumph.

Dela Cruz and Torres were named most valuable players of the Passerelle and SBP divisions, respectively.

San Beda routed Xavier, 62-28, and Ateneo whipped also Xavier, 80-56, to finish third in the SBP and Passerelle groups, respectively.

Lourdes School Mandaluyong got the sportsmanship award in SBP while DLSZ took the same award in Passerelle.

SBP and Passerelle alumni LA Tenorio and Magnum Membrere presented the awards, assisted by Milo BEST president Nic Jorge, SBP head Larry Marasigan and Nestle’s Robbie Afzelius.

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09-12-2006, 08:57 AM
Los Jefes outsmarts SCBHABA Chester Cokaliong captures 10th 3-point shootout crown
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 09/12/2006

The Chester Cokaliong-skippered Los Jefes de Cebu went on a scoring rampage in the fourth quarter to shackle the reigning Executives Cup champion San Carlos Boys High Alumni Basketball Association (SCBHABA), 78-66, in their exhibition match last Sunday at the City Sports-Club Cebu gym.

The game was part of Los Jefes de Cebu of coach Mark Anthony Tallo fine-tuning in preparation for its title defense in basketball event of the 29th Philippine Airlines (PAL) Intersports set from September 15 to 17 in General Santos City.

Remberto Lawas topscored for Los Jefes with 14 points, but it was Cristopher Cabaltera who copped the game MVP honors anchored on his all-around performance finishing with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

The two protagonists engaged in a tight-rope battle most of the way with Los Jefes taking only a matchstick advantage after three quarters, 53-52.

Lawas and Misael Arias stepped on the gas in the payoff period where they combined 13 points during a game-closing 25-14 run that vaulted Los Jefes de Cebu to a 12-point rout of SCBHABA.

Los Jefes won convincingly despite SCBHABA picked up some reinforcements in the likes of Lou Regidor, John Andrew Auza, Arturo Pepito Mata and Enjel James Sievert.

Arias contributed 11 points for Los Jefes, while Esteban Cesar Ortega and Reynaldo Abarquez chipped in 10 markers apiece.

Cokaliong, obviously exhausted after taking part in several shooting competitions before plunging into hardcourt war, scored only three points.

Inspite of that, Cokaliong was still grinning ear-to-ear as the sports-minded shipping magnate earlier bagged what he had been longing for - a 10th 3-point king crown.

Cokaliong ruled the Los Jefes-SCBHABA 3-point shootout in decisive fashion, whipping his teammate Enrico Espinosa in the final, 18-11.

Cokaliong, who topped the elimination with 12 points, was extremely hot in the championship round with nine consecutive baskets. He sank all five balls in the third rack and then made four more in the fourth rack that elicited a roaring applause from the crowd.

Had he drilled in the money ball, Cokaliong would have completed a two-rack sweep, a very rare feat in shooting contests be it in the amateur, commercial or pro leagues.

In retrospection of an interview by this writer on October 24, 2004 when he talked of a possible retirement once he will be able to collect a total of 10 3-point shootout titles, Cokaliong said in slight jest:"Maybe, I'll try to add 10 more titles then retire."

Meanwhile, the SCBHABA cagers did not go home empty-handed as they won the free throw shooting competition courtesy of Dindo Sausa and the 2-ball contest behind the efforts of Bonito Zanoria and Rex Anthony Villamor.

The scores

Los Jefes de Cebu (78) - Lawas 14, Cabaltera 13, Arias 11, Ortega 10, Abarquez 10, Gastador 7, Naron 6, Cokaliong 3, Espinoza 2, Maninang 2

SCBHABA (66) - Regidor 14, Sausa 9, Abais 9, Pua 8, Sepe 6, Wong 6, Auza 4, Sievert 4,Banaag 2, Monsanto 2, Zanoria 2

Quarterscores:16-16, 37-33, 53-52, 78-66

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09-19-2006, 08:35 AM
SJI gains semis
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com


Defending champion St. John's Institute-A drubbed its rivals over the weekend to gain the top seed, entering the semifinals of the SBP category of the Milo Best Center basketball tournament at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center in Bacolod City.

SJI-A posted a resounding 60-27 victory over St. John's-B Saturday, before demolishing Victorias City-based Don Bosco High School, 48-22, yesterday to finish its elimination round campaign with a 5-0 slate.

In the semifinals, the SJI-A cagers will collide with the fourth-seeded Mansilingan Christian Academy squad that absorbed a 44-52 setback at the hands of DBHS Saturday. The game between SJI-A and MCA is set on Sept. 23 at 9 a.m. after the encounter between second seed University of St. La Salle and third seed Don Bosco at 8 a.m.

The championship game will be staged on Sept. 24 with the winner advancing to the regional finals in Iloilo. The regional titlist will represent Western Visayas in the national tournament in Pangasinan.

The St. John's-A stalwarts placed runners-up in the regional finals last year that was also held in Iloilo after bowing to the Ateneo de Manila University-Iloilo in the title clash.

Meanwhile, reigning titlist USLS scored an impressive 83-39 triumph against SJI for its third consecutive victory in the passerelle division.

The winner in the passerelle competitions will also advance to the regional tournament with Region VI champion earning the right to play in the national hostilities.

The Baby Stingers reached the national finals in Silay City last year before losing to a towering De La Salle-Greenhills team in the championship match. *CIT

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09-20-2006, 09:47 AM
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Ateneo downs AMA in Gaisano South Cup
sunstar.com.ph

RONN Lecias scored 15 points to lead Ateneo de Davao University past AMA Computer College, 56-53, in a College Division 1 encounter Sunday in the Gaisano South Cup 2006 "The Game of the Rising Stars."

In another game, Holy Child School of Davao defeated John Paul College, 73-69, in College Division 2.


Lecias also had three rebounds in the game, while Conrad Fernando chipped in 10 points and hauled down 12 rebounds for Ateneo.

Jaypee Amora led AMA with a game-high 18 markers, but his efforts weren't enough to turn the game around.

Four players scored in double figures for Holy Child, with JC Ver Paraguya leading the way with 15 points.

Lehjon Celis added 14, Daryl Ochate 11 and Villagonzalo 10.

Mark Caballes and Arnold Adormeo led John Paul with 22 and 19 points, respectively.

Other results saw Jose Maria College winning over SPPCI, 92-77, and ACD crushing St. Therese, 87-73. (CRAM)

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09-20-2006, 09:53 AM
WNC COACH: EXPERIENCE WILL BE KEY
Mustangs brace
for title defense
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com


West Negros College's neophyte coach Dennis Tumayan believes experience will be the key in their bid for an eighth straight NOPSSCEA collegiate basketball crown.

"The team could still win the championship because of experience, especially in the backcourt," WNC coach Dennis "Jack" Tumayan told the DAILY STAR yesterday, five days before the Mustangs plunge into action.

Even with the departure of big men Severino Baclao and Sunny Abaring as well as back up point guard Johnblargs Alisbo, the Mustangs continue to be a force with co-team captains Stanley Tizon and Ely Olarte leading the attack.

Olarte and Tizon are hardy veterans and were members of the squad that clinched the UniGames and National Inter-Collegiate titles. Shooting guard Joel Deocadiz remains a steady presence at the backcourt, while sweet-shooting Vengie Vergara continues to be the threat from the perimeter.

Abaring and Alisbo are now members of the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, while Baclao is already training with the Ateneo De Manila University Blue Eagles.

Tumayan said that the loss of Baclao and Abaring in the frontcourt leaves a gaping hole in the shaded lane. But he looks on the brighter side of the dilemma.

The absence of the twin towers has opened the doors for new starting big men Geban Espiritu and Virgilio Dapar, he said.

A win against the University of St. La Salle in the opening game on Saturday will give us the necessary boost. There's an 80 percent chance

The WNC-USLS encounter is set at 5:30 p.m. after four games will be played in the high school junior boys' category.

Tumayan said that he considers the young and talented USLS team of coach Troy Sarabia and the Ireneo Morales-mentored University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos squad as their main challengers for the crown. Bur the players have also been training hard and there is no problem when it comes to their conditioning, he added.

Tumayan is the new WNC mentor, taking over from long-time Mustangs coach Elvis Atinado, who guided the Wesnecans to seven NOPSSCEA titles and crowns in the National University Games and National Students Basketball Championships.

Also vying for the title are the Colegio de San Agustin-Bacolod of coach Oscar Aquino and the Cadiz City-based Cedar Institute of Computer Technology. For the 26th Season of NOPSSCEA, the collegiate men's basketball will adapt a single round-robin format with the top two teams after the eliminations advancing to the finals.

If a squad sweeps its elimination round assignments, it will be armed with a twice-to-beat advantage in the championship game, but a winner-take-all title clash will be played if no team could sweep the eliminations. *CIT

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09-20-2006, 09:54 AM
Tay Tung secures
championship slot
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com



Bacolod Tay Tung High School trounced University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, 92-76, Sunday to book the first finals berth in the 2nd Basketball Unified Sports Group-Sharp Cup 17-Under Tournament at the Po Hang Gym.

BTTHS, last year's runner-up, will face either defending champion University of St. La Salle and Mansilingan Christian Academy in the finals of the annual school-based tournament.

The La Sallians, who are armed with a twice-to-beat advantage, were supposed to play MCA Sunday, but asked for the game to be rescheduled after competing in the title clash of the tournament in Bago City Saturday.

BUS Group chairman Bing Soyao said he will still meet with the officials of the organization to decide on the new schedule of the USLS-MCA semifinal encounter.

Tay Tung shrugged off a rusty start to extend its lead to 44-38 at halftime after a establishing a slim 20-18 advantage entering the second quarter.

Point guard Kim Flores poured in 13 points, while swingmen Alan Pol Morales and John Francis Espina canned 8 markers each to spearhead the opening half attack of BTTHS.

Sweet-shooting Allan Santander and Francis Maravilla shot 14 and 12 points, respectively, including two three-point connections each to keep UNO-R within striking distance at intermission.

The trio of Flores, Morales and Isiah Tee combined for 14 points in the third quarter as Tay Tung outscored the Recoletos cagers, 24-20, for a 68-58 at the end of the period. Alvin Qua carried the scoring load for BTTHS in the final canto with 8 points as Flores, Romar Galvez and Chris Sibaya chipped in 4 markers each to seal the victory.

Flores finished with 23 points anchor Tay Tung's charge, while Qua and Morales contributed 15 and 14 markers, respectively. Sibaya, Espina and Tee added 11, 10 and 8 points, respectively.

Pacing the Henry Doble-mentored UNO-R squad in a losing effort was Maravilla with a game-high 30 points as Santander ended up with 22 markers. Christian Arellano and John Francis Bayotas picked up 11 and 8 points, respectively. *CIT

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10-02-2006, 01:08 AM
Tay Tung, MCA
cagers eye 2nd wins
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com


Mansilingan Christian Academy and Bacolod Tay Tung High School eye their second victories against different rivals today in the NOPSSCEA junior high school boys' basketball tournament at the University of St. La Salle-Integrated School Covered Court in Bacolod City.

MCA, last year's runner-up, aims a win over St. Rose of Lima School at 1 p.m. in Group B after an 86-65 demolition of St. Benilde School last week after BTTHS, which trounced Living Heritage Christian Academy, 58-47, takes on Colegio De San Agustin-Bacolod at 9:30 a.m. in Group D.

After a 53-46 triumph against University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos Talisay last week, Tangub Christian Academy hopes to make it two-in-a-row when it battles LHCA at 8 a.m.

USLS and Silay Institute also go for their second straight victories after coming off 78-33 and 71-50 wins, respectively, against Megumi Academy and La Consolacion College-Gardenville.

The SI cagers clash with SBS at 2:30 p.m. in Group B, while the Baby Stingers eye a victory against Christian Academy of Bacolod at 5:30 p.m. in Group C.

In the other Group C encounter, UNO-R Bacolod is also aiming its second triumph when it collides with St. John's Institute at 4 p.m. The UNO-R stalwarts, mentored by Henry Doble, is fresh from a 75-13 ripping of CAB last week.

St. Joseph's School-La Salle hopes to bounce back against Bacolod Christian Academy at 11 a.m. in Group A. SJS-La Salle bowed to reigning titlist West Negros College, 66-77, last week. Tournament manager Rene Jamora said that the collegiate basketball hostilities will resume on Oct. 14 because there are only five competing squads in a single round-robin format. *CIT

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10-03-2006, 01:59 PM
Cokaliong Shipping zaps Castle Peak Hotel, 83-71; Global Carrier, World Wide Steel also win in Winners' League hoop
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 10/03/2006

Cokaliong Shipping is the only team composed of players aged 35 years old and above. But this early, they sent a strong message they are no pushover. They are even a serious title threat, so to speak.

The rejuvenated Cokaliong Shipping Lines rode on Jack Huang and Alex Yeo's endgame resiliency to pummel Castle Peak Hotel, 83-71, at the start of the 2006 Winners' League basketball tournament at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Games on Friday

7:30 pm World Wide Steel vs. Global Carrier 9:00 pm Sherilin vs. Castle Peak

In the other games, Kane Chan Lim, Kyle Kokseng and PJ Iway combined for 41 points as Global Carrier escaped with a 53-51 win over Sherilin Plastics, while World Wide Steel displayed great teamwork in slamming JV Shop N' Shop, 82-69.

Huang had a monstrous effort, unloading 12 of his team-high 21 points in the last quarter to go along with his 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals, while Yeo scored six of his 16 markers in a game-closing 12-3 run that bailed Cokaliong Shipping out of danger.

It was Chester Cokaliong, however, who lit up the early offensive fire for Cokaliong Shipping.

Cokaliong tossed in all his 17 points spiked with five 3-pointers in the first three quarters to power Cokaliong Shipping to a 17-point advantage, 60-43, entering the final 10-minute mark of the contest.

Behind the scoring rampage of Samsam Gullas, Castle Peak Hotel did manage to send some shivers down the spines of Cokaliong Shipping as it pulled within striking range, 68-71 with two minutes left to play.

But Huang and Yeo came to Cokaliong Shipping's rescue.

Yeo hit a basket and then went 4-of-4 from the foul line to give Cokaliong Shipping an 80-71 breather in the closing seconds. Huang put icing on their victory cake with a 3-pointer to peg the final count.

The likes of Gilbert Gajudo and Emil Mercado also deserved honorable mention. Gajudo scored only nine, but plucked down 14 rebounds and two assists.

Mercado chipped in eight points, seven rebounds and four steals, including one off Gullas leading to a breakaway layup that gave Cokaliong Shipping a 77-68 edge with less than a minute remaining in the game.

Gullas topped Castle Peak with 30 points, half of it he poured in the fourth quarter, but got only help from Edmund Gaisano with 13.

Castle Peak and Sherilin Plastics seek to bounce back from their respective defeats as they slug it out in the main game this Friday at 9 pm. Their match will be preceded by the clash of opening day winners World Wide Steel and Global Career at 7:30 pm.

The scores

First game

Cokaliong Shipping (83) - Huang 21, Cokaliong 17, Yeo 16, Gajudo 9, Mercado 8, Cokaliong 4, Chan Lim 2, Boholst 2, Sarmiento 2, Sanchez 2

Castle Peak (71) - Gullas 30, Gaisano 13, Selma 8, Ngo 6, P. Lim 6, Gillamac 4, Chan Lim 3, Tolentino 1 Second game

Global Carrier (53) - Chan Lim 16, Kokseng 15, Iway 10, Salvador 8, Teson 4

Sherilin Plastics (51) - Huang 12, Lopez 12, Iway 7, Mercado 5, Ong 5, Go 4, Fortich 4, Gaw 2 Third game

World Wide Steel (82) - K. Ong 12, W. Ong 12, Razon 11, Hing 11, M. Go 10, F. Sy 7, Cabatana 6, Po 6, Uy 5, N. Ong 2

JV Shop N Shop (69) - So 20, Uy 15, Gabasa 11, Sy 6, Suarez 6, Hing 6,Olvido 5

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10-03-2006, 02:02 PM
Tay Tung gains
quarterfinals slot
visayandailystar.com


Bacolod Tay Tung High School drubbed two rivals over the weekend to clinch a quarterfinal spot in Group D of the NOPSSCEA high school junior boys' basketball tournament in Bacolod City.

BTTHS, coached by Gerome Aledron, trounced Colegio de San Agustin-Bacolod, 73-62, at the University of St. La Salle-Integrated School Covered Court Saturday, before posting an emphatic 146-44 victory against Tangub Christian Academy on Sunday.

The twin victory assured the Tay Tung cagers of a slot in the modified quarterfinal round after improving to 3-0 for the top spot in Group D with only one encounter left to play. Tournament manager Rolando "Jack" Marañon said that the top three teams in each of the four brackets will advance to the quarters wherein they will be divided into two groups with the top two squads of each group earning berths to the crossover semifinals.

Defending champion West Negros College scored its second straight win in Group A after demolishing La Consolacion College-Main, 105-76, Sunday, while last year's runner-up Mansilingan Christian Academy improved to 2-0 in Group B with a resounding 87-61 triumph against St. Rose of Lima School on Saturday. St. John's Institute opened its campaign in Group C with victories over University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos Bacolod, 81-64, Saturday, before manhandling Christian Academy of Bacolod, 128-12, on Sunday.

The Leo Casinillo-mentored USLS Baby Stingers also routed CAB, 128-12, Saturday for a 2-0 slate in Group C.

+++ St. Benilde School, coached by Christian Escote, improved to 2-1 in Group B by edging Silay Institue, 67-64, Saturday, before registering a 74-64 victory against LCC-Gardenville on Sunday.

Other games saw Living Heritage Christian Academy pounding TCA, 98-37; St. Joseph's School-La Salle hammering Bacolod Christian Center, 91-51; CSA-B routing UNO-R Talisay, 96-51; UNO-R Bacolod walloping Megumi Academy, 104-57, and SI crushing SRLS, 86-61.

At the start of the elementary division, TCA clipped St. Rose, 65-59, while the UNO-R Bacolod cagers posted an impressive 90-49 victory against BCC.

SJI demolished CAB, 100-11, while CSA-B trampled SBS, 78-15. BTTHS toppled MCA, 94-46, as Trinity Christian School stunned the Baby Stingers, 46-35. *CIT

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10-05-2006, 09:12 AM
BA Oriental, Summit roll
over Fil-Sino rivals
visayandailystar.com


BA Oriental Tires Supply barged into the win column with a 79-77 nipping of Chemisolutions Inc. in the 3rd Conference of the Fil-Sino Inter-color Basketball Tournament at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School recently.

Antonio Rogacion scored the last 9 points for Chemisolutions to trim the margin to 77-79, but he missed a jump shot with 8 seconds remaining that would have forced overtime. RB Chua poured in six of the final 8 points of BA to preserve the win against a Chemisolutions squad that saw action without point guards Arvin Gustilo and Simon Guevarra.

In the second game, Aaron Guevarra and Robbie Jalando-on waxed hot for 15 and 13 points, respectively, in the fourth quarter to spearhead a come-from-behind 96-93 victory for Summit Mineral Water over Gear Box.

Summit began the fourth quarter with an 11-0 run behind Guevarra and Jalando-on for a 71-65 advantage after trailing 60-65 at the start of the fourth period.

Guevarra then delivered two three-point shots to extend Summit's buffer to 77-72, but Ton Ton Chua amassed 10 points for Gear Box in the quarter to keep the game close.

Christopher Tan countered with 4 points for Summit, while Garret Tabanao made two of his four free throw opportunities to keep Gear Box at bay, dropping to 0-2.

Jalando-on picked up the final 4 points for Summit, all coming from the free throw line, to seal the victory for his team that improved to 2-1 after losing its opening game.

Jalando-on finished with a game-high 33 points to lead Summit, while Guevarra ended up with a 21-point eruption. Tabanao and Deonyson Dy contributed 10 markers apiece.

Marc Lo exploded for 23 points to pace the losing effort of Gear Box, while Jan Jan Lopue and Chua canned 15 markers each. Also posting solid numbers were Tubby Villanueva and Pao Pao Lim with 14 and 10 points, respectively.

In the BA-Chemisolutions encounter, the BA cagers established a slim 20-18 lead at the end of the first quarter, before extending its buffer to 47-40 at halftime.

BA, which improved to 1-1, continued to outplay Chemisolutions in the third quarter for a 66-58 advantage entering the final canto.

Albert Li and Mars Echarri led BA's offensive attack with 15 points each, while Chua and Bobby Yap had 12 and 7 markers, respectively.

Topscoring for the Chemisolutions squad that dropped to 1-1 was Oliver Manaloto with 22 points as Antonio Rogacion and Van Yu registered 19 and 8 markers, respectively. *CIT

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10-05-2006, 09:13 AM
MLSDF-5, USJ-R score in U-21 hoopla
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 10/05/2006

The MLSDF Dream Team Boomers and the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Baby Jaguars finally barged into the win column of the 5th ML Kwarta Padala Cup Under-21 Basketball Tournament at the Consolacion Sports Complex.

The MLSDF Boomers spanked the Salazar College of Science and Institute of Technology (SCSIT) Baby Skyblazers, 64-57, while the USJ-R Baby Jaguars overcame the Consolacion National High School (CNHS) Black Shama, 70-66.

The MLSDF Boomers trailed by a hairline at the end of the first period, 15-16, but countered with a fierce 21-7 rally to change the course of the match in its favor at halftime, 36-23.

Showing tenacity and fortitude in the crucial stretch, the MLSDF Boomers fended off repeated rallies by the gritty SCSIT Baby Skyblazers to chalk up their first victory in the tournament.

The scores

First game

USJ-R (70) - Lapiz 26, Diaz 13, Imay 10, Abing 7, Yballo 5, Morales 4, Igonia 3, Bibera 2

CNHS (66) - Jabla 20, Cañete 15, Medida 10, Mejares 8, Linao 6, Tajanlangit 4, Cabucos 3

Second game

MLSDF (64) - Cortes 19, Ybañez 9, Dinsay 9, A. Cabahug 8, E. Cabahug 8, Bosque 4, R. Cabahug 3, Datan 2, Gajudo 2 SCSIT (57) - Villaver 20, Soriano 13, Tampus 11, Jabadan 6, Loon 4, Deniega 2, De Dios 1

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10-07-2006, 12:01 PM
Friday, October 07, 2006
Grace plays CLM cagers
sunstar.com.ph

GRACE Baptist Church A will face dangerous Christian Life Ministries today in the Inter-Church Basketball League Duterte Cup Fourteenth Conference at the Davao City Recreation Center.


The Pastor Sam Pascual-managed Grace Baptist Church Team A will be led by the dynamic duo Carl Tech and Carlo Legaspi, while Christian Life Ministries will be led by former MVP Allan Cuta and high leaping Danilo labor.

In the second, the Rolando Sancho-mentored TJC Good Shepherd will face Sto. Domingo Alliance Gospel Church at 2 p.m., while River Of God Church battles Beatitudes Christian Fellowship Team A in the final game at 3:30 pm.

The ICBL Duterte Cup 2006 is a ministry of Philippine Challenge, Inc. and is sanctioned by the Basketball Association of the Philippines under Regional Director Regino "Boy" Cua.

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10-07-2006, 12:05 PM
UV-Mandaue grabs solo lead in MACABA caging
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 10/07/2006

The University of the Visayas-Mandaue grabbed the solo lead in bracket B after beating fellow league leader Royal Oaks International School, 64-53, in the Mandaue City Amateur Basketball Association (MACABA)-9th Season Basketball Tournament at the Paknaan National High School Gym in Mandaue City.

Games today

(Paknaan gym)
8:00 am - A - St.Louis vs.Don Gerardo OMNHS
9:20 am -B - CIC-M vs. Samantabhadra
10:40 am - A - St.Joseph vs.MCCNHS
1:00 pm - B - Paknaan vs.Cabancalan
2:20 pm - A - Canduman vs.San Isidro
3:30 pm - B - Paknaan vs.UV-Mandaue

The win over Royal Oaks improved the standing of UV-Mandaue to four wins with no defeat to take the top seat in bracket B.

The first quarter saw UV-Mandaue enjoying only a one-point lead, 12-11, and it increased to seven points at the half.

Today, UV-Mandaue hopes to extend its winning streak when they face hometeam Paknaan National High School.

Paknaan, for their part, hopes to overtake UV-Mandaue from the overall standings. Paknaan currently stands with three wins after winning against Tipolo National High School, 39-36.

On the other hand, Don Gerardo Ouano MNS and Little Angels Montessori School shares the top spot in bracket A with a 3-0 card.

LAMS tied with Don Gerardo after defeating Canduman NHS, 57-49. The other games last Saturday saw St. Louis School of Mandaue posting a 54-45 win against Mandaue City Comprehensive NHS while Tabok NHS outsmarted Cabancalan NHS, 53-50, and San Isidro buried St. Joseph Academy, 57-17.

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10-07-2006, 12:06 PM
Friday, October 07, 2006
Jan-R posts 2nd win

JAN-R sailed to its second victory after crushing Al-Nor, 91-59, in the 2006 Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte-Ramadhan Cup Thursday night at the Barangay 23-C covered court.


Barmomtong led Jan-R with 24 points while Tata Yap added 20 baskets while Cuta topscored for the losing side with 30 points.

In the other game, Maa-Kalagan tallied its first victory via 89-81 stoppage of the Guardians. The Guardians suffered their first loss in two games. The tournament is presented by Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte and organized by the Sports Development Division under sports coordinator Christopher "Bong" Go and sanctioned by the Basketball Association of the Phils.-XI headed by regional director Regino "Boy" Cua.

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10-11-2006, 10:55 AM
MLSDF Dream Team beats USC for second straight win
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 10/11/2006

The M. Lhuillier Sports Development Foundation Dream Team Boomers hung on tough towards the end of the game to eke out a 53-48 win over the University of San Carlos (USC) Baby Warriors in the MLSDF-backed 5th ML Kwarta Padala Cup Under-21 Basketball Tournament last Sunday at the Consolacion Sports Complex.

The two protagonists engaged in a nip-and-tuck battle for most of the way. The MLSDF Boomers pulled away for an early 15-9 lead, but USC rallied back in the second period to pull within a hairline at halftime, 24-25.

Re-energized after the short break, MLSDF Boomers outplayed the Baby Warriors in the third canto to take a six-point edge, 42-36, with 10 minutes left to play.

The USC Baby Warriors staged a last ditch rally in the windup, but the MLSDF Boomers kept their poise and composure until the final buzzer.

With the win, the MLSDF Boomers are now tied with their victims at second place in the overall standings with similar 2-1 win-loss cards.

In the other game, the Consolacion National High School (CNHS) Black Shama finally barged into the win column, but not without passing through some scary moments before disposing off sister-team Consolacion LGU Sarok, 70-67.

Thus, CNHS Black Shama snapped out of its two-game losing streak, while pushing further Consolacion LGU Sarok to the cellar without victory in three starts.

The scores

First game

MLSDF (53) - Bosque 10, Dinsay 9, Datan 8, E. Cabahug 7, Ybañez 7, A. Cabahug 6, Jacobe 5, Candari 1

USC (48) - Padillo 11, Velayo 10, Gallarde 10, Bercede 8, Palos 5, Bucayan 2, Ong 2

Second game

CNHS (70) - Mejares 13, Cañete 12, Medida 10, Tajanlangit 9, Ponce 9, Linao 8, Cabucos 4, Najarro 4, Arcenal 1

Consolacion Sarok (67) - Borlaos 14, Somosot 13, Valle 11, Marano 9, Villamor 8, Villarin 6, Dahil 4, Pilapil 2.

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10-11-2006, 10:56 AM
USC, SWU and USJ-R to join VAAA cagefest
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 10/11/2006

The University of San Carlos (USC), Southwestern University (SWU) and the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) have confirmed their participation in the newly-formed Visayas Amateur Athletic Association (VAAA).

This brings the total number of competing teams to 10 in the inaugural VAAA season set to take off on November 11.

The rest of the entries include Cebu's Salazar College of Science and Institute of Technology, Dumaguete's Silliman University, Asian College of Science and Technology and Foundation University, Tagbilaran's Holy Name University and Bohol Institute of Technology-International College and Ormoc's Western Leyte College.

Through their respective athletic directors, USC, SWU and USJ-R signified their intent to join the VAAA cage wars during a meeting presided over by VAAA founder and Cebu City Councilor Raul Alcoseba yesterday at Yayoy's Grill situated on Orchid Street in Brgy. Capitol Site, this city.

"Of course I'm very happy with this development. The competition is now very balanced because we have teams from Cebu, Negros, Bohol and Leyte," said Alcoseba, who is also the head coach of M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Jewelers.

Holy Name University will host the season opening matches that will pit HNU against SWU Cobras in the first game and BIT-IC versus Silliman U in the main attraction.

USC's entry in the VAAA cage wars easily made them the heavy title favorites as the Warriors reached the championship round - albeit for a losing cause to six-time champion University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers - in this year's 6th Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) men's basketball tilt.

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10-17-2006, 10:32 PM
newbie here. any infos about SCUAA?? Schools Colleges and University Athletics Association

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10-18-2006, 11:05 AM
Despite building big leads

Tribesmen suffer third loss in NBC
By Calvin Cordova
Cebu Daily News
Last updated 03:13pm (Mla time) 10/17/2006

Tribu Sugbu squandered double-digit leads and absorbed a heart-breaking 91-87 loss to defending champion Ozamiz Cotta on Sunday in the 2006 Spring Cooking Oil-NBC National Cup at the Cantilan Sports Complex in Surigao del Sur.

Behind the 12 first quarter points of shooter Joel Co, the Arthro/Skygo-backed Tribu Sugbu jumped off to a hot start, opening a 30-14 lead before settling for a 37-12 lead at the end of the first period.

The Tribesmen went on to finish the first half with a 59-46 lead before Ozamiz drew closer, 78-72, going into the final quarter.

Tribu Sugbu’s shooting suddenly turned sour in the fourth, scoring only nine points in that quarter, while former University of the Visayas (UV) stalwart Bruce Dacia, reigning MVP Marlon Basco and Lou Gatumbato came up with crucial hits to seal Ozamiz’s come-from-behind win.

Basco won his colossal battle against Tribu Sugbu’s big man JR Quiñahan as the lanky ex-Ginebra Gin King led Ozamiz with a game-high 20 points and 10 rebounds.

BOX SCORES:
OZAMIZ (91) – Basco 20, Dacia 14, Guerrero 14, Bat-og 11, Cavan 10, Bansil 10, Gatumbato 6, Liangco 3, Nicdao 2, Libatog 1.
TRIBU SUGBU (87) – Co 18, Bucao 10, De Guzman 10, Almacin 9, Mercado 8, Ababon 5, Quiñahan 5, Abelong 5, Gadiane 5, Ceniza 5, Sevilla 4, Santos 2.

QUARTERSCORES: 17-32, 46-59, 72-78, 91-87.

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10-21-2006, 12:23 PM
Summit cagers
outlast Fyters, claim title
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com


Summit Mineral Water leaned on the heroics of Aaron Guevarra in overtime to pull off a 96-90 victory over Fyre Fyter Marketing for the crown of the 3rd Conference of the Fil-Sino Inter-color Basketball Tournament at the Po Hang Gym in Bacolod City Wednesday night.

With Summit clinging to a 91-90 lead, Guevarra hit a three-point shot to push his squad's advantage to 94-90 with one minute and nine seconds remaining before sealing the victory by sinking his final two free throws.

The extra session was a seesaw battle with both teams trading baskets before Guevarra went on a 5-0 run by himself to give the Summit stalwarts the championship.

Fyre Fyter actually went on an 8-2 spurt at the end of regulation to force overtime with Ronald Despi at the helm of the attack by pouring in the final 5 points including a three-point play conversion with 28.9 ticks left.

Despi also had a chance to hand Fyre Fyter the crown, but missed his jump shot after going all the way as he collected a rebound off a Summit miss with seven seconds remaining. With Summit holding a 78-72 buffer, Despi sank three of his four free throw attempts, narrowing the gap to 75-78, but Arnold Betita countered with a jumper to give Summit an 80-75 lead.

Despi converted a lay-up to trim the margin to 77-80, before capping an impressive run in the final minutes of the encounter with a three-point play that allowed Fyre Fyter to play in overtime.

The first quarter ended on a 23-all deadlock as Sekhon Barlaj, Celhelm Uy and Guevarra combined for 16 points to spearhead Summit, while Charlton Ong and Richard Co amassed 9 and 6 markers, respectively, to lead Fyre Fyter's offense. Fyre Fyter seized the advantage at 48-42 at halftime with Despi and Julius Teruel at the forefront of the attack by shooting 8 points apiece as Eugene Tsai contributed 6 markers. Robbie Jalando-on kept Summit within striking distance, waxing hot for 15 points.

With Guevarra canning 8 points, Summit established a slim 66-64 lead at the end of the third quarter where Irvin Llacer anchored Fyre Fyter's offense with 8 markers.

Jalando-on exploded for a game-high 30 points to spearhead Summit, while Guevarra also came up big with 21 markers. Barlaj and Uy chipped in 8 and 5 points, respectively, as Betita, Ralph Tan and Garret Tabanao added 4 markers each.

Pacing Fyre Fyter's losing effort was Despi with 18 points, while Ong and Marvin Ortiz ended up with 12 and 11 markers, respectively. Teruel and Co had 10 points apiece, while Llacer and Tsai combined for 15 points. *CIT

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10-21-2006, 12:26 PM
AC Sports finally wins in CABA caging
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 10/21/2006

AC Sports finally savored victory after its fourth attempt in the Cebu Athletic Basketball Association (CABA) second conference dubbed as the Tommy n Tony Cup at the San Nicolas Sports Complex.

AC Sports took advantage of the undermanned Felmar Enterprises, 96-77, to enter into the winners column.

On the other hand, Corrtech improved its standing to two wins and two losses after defeating Julies, 105-95.

Corrtech's center, Cesar Ortega led the charge for his team with 24 points as four of his teammates also ended in double digits.

The scores:

First game

AC Sports (96) - Dano 26, Misa 12, Gonzaga 10, Rodriguez 10, Baba 7, Colliflores 6, Honoridez 4, Pader 4, Mariano 4, Sucatre 4, Barcelon 3, Opaco 2

Felmar (77) - Alejandrino 20, Donio 20, Ybanez 10, Capuno 8, Nunez 7, Abatayo 6, Satorre 6

Second game

Corrtech (105) - Ortega 24, Sanchez 22, Naron 15, Macion 11, Villar 11, Castillo 8, Dico 4, Encorporado 4, Gonzaga 4, Dolino 2

Julies (97) - Campos 20, Tabalin 13, Balbuena 12, Abejo 10, Carcueva 10, Be. Tabalin 8, Tindoy 8, Cavite 4, I. Gamallo 4, Bo. Tabalin 3, A. Gamallo 2,P. Tabalin 1, Laborte 1

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10-21-2006, 12:29 PM
USC eyes finals berths in Milo BEST

The Freeman 10/21/2006

The University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors teams hope to win their semifinal round assignments today for an all-Warriors finals in the Milo Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (BEST) Basketball Tournament at Don Bosco College gym.

The Warriors grabbed two tickets in the paserelle and the small basketeers of the Philippines division.

In the passerelle division, USC's North Campus-B faces the University of Cebu in the first semifinal match while USC South Campus takes the 3pm schedule opposite defending champion Don Bosco College.

In the SBP penultimate round, USC-South Campus A also meets another squad from DBC.

USC-North-A, for its part, will tackle the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit.

Of the two USC teams in the SBP seeing action today, USC-SC-A has the biggest assignment as it guns for its 14th Cebu leg title.

The winners of the Cebu elimination will face the top squads of Iloilo and Bacolod in Iloilo City on November 18 for the Regional Finals.

The Visayas champion will then meet the other champions from Luzon, NCR and Mindanao in the battle for the National crown later this year. - Caecent O. No-ot

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10-25-2006, 11:20 AM
MLSDF pummels CNHS in U-21 hoop
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 10/25/2006

The MLSDF Dream Team Boomers offsetted a sluggish start with a scintillating offensive show in the windup to wallop the Consolacion National High School (CNHS) Black Shama, 90-77, in the 5th ML Kwarta Padala Cup Under-21 basketball tournament at the Consolacion Sports Complex.

The MLSDF Boomers couldn't get their offense going in the first two quarters that resulted into an eight-point deficit at halftime, 36-44.

After pulling within five after three quarters, 75-62, fortune smiled at the MLSDF Boomers as the Black Shama suffered a huge collapse at the endgame.

This allowed the MLSDF Boomers to turn the tide of the match in their favor using a game-closing 33-15 rally that befuddled the Black Shama at the final buzzer with a 13-point defeat.

With win, the MLSDF Boomers improved their win-loss record to 3-2, while the Black Shama absorbed its fourth setback against only one win.

In the other game, the Athletes for Christ in Excellent Service (ACES) overcame the Salazar Colleges of Science and Institute of Technology (SCSIT) Baby Skyblazers, 63-59, for its second victory in five starts.

SCSIT fell to 3-2 in this developmental cagefest organized by the M. Lhuillier Sports Development Commission (MLSDF) through the initiative of its executive director Eddie Ybañez.

The scores

First game

MLSDF (90) - E. Cabahug 19, Datan 19, P. Cabahug 14, L. Cabahug 14, Jacobe 8, Cortes 8, Ybañez 6, Lao 2

CNHS (77) - Cañete 22, Ropl 11, Medida 10, Ponce 10, Jabla 9, Mejares 6, Linao 6, Cabucos 3

Second game

ACES (63) - Filoteo 16, Ngoho 14, Delantar 10, Ty 8, Villanil 6, Sardiña 4, Catonao 3, Balasbas 2

SCSIT (59) - Jabadan 18, Romano 14, Tampos 9, Villaver 7, Baller 6, Leon 3, Tajanlangit 2

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10-26-2006, 09:28 AM
G&S, Sta. Teresita Village share lead in Baptist caging
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 10/26/2006

G & S International nailed its second straight win in the 2nd Cebu Sports Association (CSA) Invitational Basketball Tournament after dispatching first conference champion Risen Saviour Bible Baptist Church, 65-50, the other night at the Bible Baptist Church gymnasium in Brgy. Labangon, this city.

G&S debuted with a convincing 78-59 victory over Interface Computer College.

Thus, G & S earned a share of the lead with Sta. Teresita Village Basketball Association-Adger with similar 2-0 win-loss records. RSBBC fell to the cellar without a win in two stars.

Sta.Teresita, on the other hand, grabbed its second victory after defeating Kalubihan Dragons, 57-37. The scores First game

G & S International (65) - Celestial 16, Cortez 14, Reyes 12, Araraw 10, Jacalan 6, Abellana 2, Tesorero 2, De la Cruz 2, Unahana 1

Bible Baptist (50) - Monera 11, E. Galon 9, Biernesa 9, Go 7, J. Galon 6, Berong 5, Manukil 3, Almario 2 Second game

Sta.Teresita(59) - Savalia (24), Aliza (12), Singson (11), Gonzales (4), Loyswa (2), De la Cruz 2, Franki 2

Kalubihan Dragons (39) - Anoling 13, Romano 8, Cabalida 7, Galan 6, Aradillos 5

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10-26-2006, 09:30 AM
Bimoli draws first blood in SHABA cage finals
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 10/26/2006

Bimoli Cooking Oil reaffirmed its mastery over defending champion Dunkin Donuts/Gillamac '97 with a 63-54 win in Game 1 of their best-of-three finals series for the 11th Sacred Heart Alumni Basketball Association (SHABA) cage crown at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit gym.

Chad Cañares topped Bimoli Cooking Oil with 29 points, while Dennis Que and Dave Ting contributed 11 and 10 markers, respectively.

Walter Ong paced Dunkin Donuts-Gillamac's with 16 points.

Bimoli Cooking Oil could wrap up the crown with another triumph this Sunday, but it should brace for a tough battle as Dunkin Donuts/Gillamac will surely give its all-out best to forge a rubbermatch.

The scores

Bimoli(63) - Canares 29, Que 14, Ting 10, D. Lim 9, Lim 2

Dunkin Donuts (54) - Ong 16, Sala 14, Go 13, Sy 6, Guanzon 3, Alvarez 2

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10-26-2006, 09:36 AM
Baby Stingers clinch
place in semifinals
visayandailystar.com


University of St. La Salle clinched a semifinal slot with a 103-84 demolition Sunday of Living Heritage Christian Academy in Group B of the NOPSSCEA high school junior boys' basketball tournament at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

The Baby Stingers, coached by Leo Casinillo, improved to 4-0 in the modified quarterfinal round as they also toppled the Henry Doble-mentored UNO-R squad, 96-67, Saturday.

Last year's runner-up Mansilingan Christian Academy cruised to an easy 102-85 victory over LHCA Saturday, but was upset by St. Joseph's School-La Salle, 131-134, in overtime Sunday for its first loss in four outings in Group B.

The SJS-La Salle cagers have a 2-2 win-loss record by also tripping La Consolacion College-Main, 91-87, Saturday after opening its campaign with two setbacks.

Defending champion West Negros College scored its third straight win with a 75-60 trouncing of St. Benilde School in Group A Sunday, while LCC-Main barged into the win column after four games by edging UNO-R, 89-87.

The top two squads in each bracket after the single round-robin quarterfinal will advance to the semifinals with the top seeds battling each other and the winner having an automatic championship berth.

The loser in the encounter between the top teams will take on the winner of the game between the second seeded squads for the final championship slot. *CIT

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10-26-2006, 09:38 AM
Thursday, October 26, 2006
San Juan High maintains top rank in municipal cage tilt

SAN Juan National High School (SJNHS) continued to cling on to the lead in the rankings while Xavier School moved up to second following impressive wins in the fifth San Juan Inter-High School basketball tournament at the San Juan Gym.

SJNHS routed St. John's Academy, 110-55, for its fourth straight victory while Xavier School turned back Philippine Chen Kuang High, 75-53, to improve to 3-1 in the tournament organized by former sports commissioner now San Juan Vice Mayor Leonardo "Boy" Celles.


Philippine Chen Kuang slipped to third with a 3-2 record.

In the other contest, Aquinas School posted an easy 98-14 triumph over winless Fountain International School to level its slate at 2-2

The scores:

First Game
SJNHS, 110 - Reposare 24, Valdez 19, Teodoro 13, Teoseco 12, Enriquez 11, Abadeza 10, Magbanua 8, Marqiuez 6, Bunye 2, Abadeza 2, Medina 2, De Lara 1, Romano 0.

St. John's Academy, 55 - Laguen 18, Sunga 16, Leonen 4, Cruz 4, Sy 4, Bairan 3, Puddao 2, Reyes 2, Tarrobal 2, Caridad 0, San Juan 0.

Halftime: 62-35

Second Game
Xavier School, 75 - Borbe 15, Torres 12, Cua 11, Sze 5, J. Tan 4, Yu 4, Cua 4, Banal 4, R. Tan 4, So 3, Arellano 3, Umali 3, Sin 2, Sy 2.

Philippine Chen Kuang High School, 53 - Embile 18, Martin 11, Lim 10, Go 5, Baysac 2, Embile 2, Uy 2, Domingo 2, Ang 2, Malapitan 0, Lasap 0.

Halftime: 30-25

Third Game
Aquinas School, 98 - Martinez 23, Paulino 22, Ginogo 14, Casuga 11, Golmatico 6, Basa 5, Cae 5, Arellano 4, Pascual 3, Gan 3, Delgado 2, Fernandez 0.

Fountain International School, 14 - Reyes 6, Lim 5, Reyes 2, Tanada 1, Sy 0, Tiosejo 0, Co. 0

Halftime: 45-9 (Press release)

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10-28-2006, 10:07 AM
Montaña leaves Cebu gasping in overtime


Inquirer
Last updated 03:53am (Mla time) 10/28/2006

Published on page A25 of the October 28, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

DAVAO CITY—Montaña Pawnshop outlasted Osmeña-Cebu in overtime to score an 86-80 victory in the 2006 Spring Cooking Oil-NBC National Cup basketball tournament Thursday night before a sellout crowd at the Almendras gym here.

Randy Panerio and Ronald Lamocha combined for 10 of the jewelers’ 16 points in the extra period to propel businessman Armando Quibod’s squad to its second win in five games.

Former senator John Osmeña’s Cebu team dropped to 0-2.

It was a see-saw battle from the start, with the lead changing hands a record 31 times and the score tying 17 times before Montaña finally broke through in overtime.

Dondon Ayson waxed hot in the early goings to keep the Jewelers in the game.

Montaña still led 55-54 going into the payoff period behind the hot hands of Marlon Legaspi and James Zablan.

The Cebuanos limited Ayson to two minutes in overtime after regulation ended at 70-all.

The scores:

MONTAÑA 86—Ayson 19, Panerio 19, Lamocha 9, Atablanco 9, Abanes 8, Bonifacio 7, Bajenting 5, Cachuela 4, Gonzaga 4, Quibod 2, Jatico 0, Dawal 0, Lopez 0.

OSMEÑA-CEBU 80—Legaspi 20, Zablan 15, Moody 11, De GUia 10, Marquez 7, Hardin 7, Canceran 3, Reguerra 3, Espiritu 2, Abenalosa 2, Sludsod 0, De Castro 0.

Quarters: 14-14, 34-35, 54-53, 70-70 (reg.), 86-80 (OT)

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11-06-2006, 07:11 AM
Stingers, Rams
clash tomorrow
BY CHRISTIAN IRL TAN
visayandailystar.com


University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos and University of St. La Salle collides at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the resumption of the NOPSSCEA collegiate basketball tournament at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

The Stingers, mentored by Troy Sarabia, aims to break into the win column after absorbing a 66-77 setback at the hands of seven-time defending champion West Negros College on opening day.

The Recoletos cagers of coach Ireneo Morales, on the other hand, are fresh from a 196-78 triumph over Cedar Institute of Computer Technology after enduring a stunning 83-94 defeat against Colegio de San Agustin-Bacolod during its opening game.

USLS is expected to be in high gear after reaching the quarterfinal round of the National University Games last week, while the Rams failed to get past the elimination round.

Norman Jacinto and Ryan Miraflores are expected to lead the Stingers' offense, while the UNO-R is expected to rely on the offensive prowess of Arnold Gono.

Before the Recoletos-USLS encounter, the Eugene Yap-mentored Eagles goes for their second consecutive victory when they take on the Cadiz City-based Cedar team at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Sophomores Erwilson Santos, Rocky Gomez and Steven Ferrer are expected to spearhead the CSA-B squad that has rookies on the majority of its roster.

Michael Blanco will most likely lead the offense of Cedar together with siblings Arnold and Audie Locsin.

Meanwhile, the modified semifinal round of the high school girls' volleyball competitions take centerstage today at the USLS College Covered Court-2 with reigning titlist CSA-B clashing with the La Sallian spikers at 1 p.m.

Silay City-based St. Theresita's Academy battles St. Benilde School at 2 p.m., before St. Scholastica's Academy meets La Consolacion College-Main at 3 p.m. The St. John's Institute volleybelles face Silay Institute in the final semifinal game today at 4 p.m.

In the high school boys' category, Mansilingan Christian Academy plays St. Joseph School-La Salle at 8 a.m. in Group A, before STA takes on LCC-Main at 9 a.m.

BTTHS collides with UNO-R Talisay at 10 a.m. in Group B, before Living Heritage Christian Academy battles CSA-B at 11 a.m. *CIT

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11-10-2006, 11:56 AM
Brgy's 3 and 9
post two wins
visayandailystar.com



Barangays 3 and 19 registered victories against two opponents each in the 2006 Mayor's Cup Under-21 Basketball Tournament at the Bacolod Arts, Youth and Sports Center in Bacolod City over the weekend.

The Brgy. 3 cagers trounced Brgy. 40, 76-66, before tripping Brgy. 10, 55-51, while Brgy. 19 emerged triumphant against Brgy. 2, 63-57, and Brgy. 30, 57-48.

After establishing a 22-16 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Brgy. 3 stalwarts turned their game up a notch in the second period by outscoring Brgy. 40, 20-14, and create a 42-30 bulge at halftime.

Randy Villanueva spearheaded Brgy. 3's attack with 24 points, while Joman Clemente poured in 12 markers. Ron-ron Adaracho and Carlos Dela Rosa Jr. added 10 points each.

Against Brgy. 10, Andy Sarraga and Adaracho combined for 11 points to lead Brgy. 3 in racing to an 18-6 buffer entering the second quarter, which it never relinquished.

Villanueva had another big game for Brgy. 3 with 19 points, while Adaracho and Sarraga finished with 16 and 8 markers, respectively.

Brgy. 1 also registered a 77-70 triumph over Brgy. 28, while Villamonte toppled Brgy. 30, 59-50. The Tangub cagers pulled off a 68-53 victory over Singcang-Airport, before absorbing a heartbreaking 68-71 setback at the hands of Brgy. 36.

Other encounters saw Bata nipping Brgy. 1, 49-47; Estefania clipping Brgy. 40, 56-52; Brgy. 14 tripping Brgy. 12, 76-72, and Brgy. 34 escaping Brgy. 14, 70-68.

Assistant tournament manager Adrian Melocoton said that the top two squads in each of the three brackets will advance to the quarterfinals with the winning teams earning the right to play in the modified semifinal round.

Melocoton said that the three squads will play in a single round-robin format with the top two teams obtaining the right to battle in a winner-take-all championship game. *CIT

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11-18-2006, 06:07 PM
Warriors start bid in Milo BEST regional elims
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 11/18/2006

The University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors will try to test their might to rule the Visayas region when the Milo Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (BEST) Basketball Tournament stages its regional championships this afternoon in Iloilo City.

This is the first time in the history of Milo BEST here that only one school is representing Cebu in the regional level.

USC-South Campus has the bigger task to take as they try to defend their title in the small basketeers of the Philippines (SBP) division.

USC-North, on the other hand, will be playing in the passerelle division.

The Cebuanos will be going up against the best of Iloilo and Bacolod.

Passerelle's defending champion is La Salle Bacolod.

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11-21-2006, 10:41 AM
CLEAN LIVING
Fledgling cage league unifies a community


By Manolo Iñigo
Inquirer
Last updated 05:38am (Mla time) 11/21/2006

Published on Page A22 of the November 21, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

RETIREMENT was never a realistic option for low-profile businessman Dilip Budhrani, founder and commissioner of the fledgling Filipino Indian Basketball League. Why did I say that? First of all, he is too young to retire at age 42 and, secondly, Dilip said he could not ignore persistent requests -- particularly from the youth -- to return to the sporting scene.

He ended a two-year hiatus some weeks back when he launched the FIBL Junior Jammer 2006, a basketball clinic for kids 5 to 16 years old conducted by certified coach/instructors Warren Gonzales, Ervin Velasco, Joel Palapal and Jude Roque.

“It entailed a lot of sacrifice for us to hold these clinics for the last two months, but all the hard work was worth it,” Dilip said, adding he was doubly happy not only because the kids showed enthusiasm for the sport, but also because their parents and the Fil-Indian community supported the project.

A tournament in the 13-up age group capped the clinic, with the Ballers beating the Warriors, 82-75, in the championship game held at the Zone in Makati.

The Ballers were led by championship game Most Valuable Player Prateek Chandnani, who scored 27 points. He was assisted by Sanju Chandiramani and Ken Pessumal, who provided capable support with 23 and 16 markers, respectively.

On the other hand, the losers were led by tournament MVP Von Pessumal, regarded by many as varsity-league material. Pessumal tallied a game-high 48 points.

Gracing the awarding ceremonies as special guests were San Beda Red Lions’ coach Koy Banal, NCAA MVP Samuel Ekwe, Ohie Menor, Jr. Tecson, Alex Angeles, Ray Magay and Bam Gamalinda. Dilip, himself, acted as co-team manager for three years of many-time NCAA junior champions SBC Red Cubs.

Two years ago, Dilip stunned the Fil-Indian community when he resigned as commissioner, saying it was time for him to take a back seat, spend time with his family and attend to his business. But the strong clamor for his return was something he could not just ignore. So once again, Dilip will juggle his time between his business and the FIBL. He is now preparing for the league to come back with a vengeance in April 2007.

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11-21-2006, 10:44 AM
Cokaliong off to finals: To clash with Worldwide Steel in best-of-three finals
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 11/21/2006

He's only a jack, but he turned out to be an ace.

Jack Huang sparkled with a season-high 27 points capped by a killer free throw with no time left in the game, lifting Cokaliong Shipping Lines to a 68-67 nail-biter over Sherilin Plastics in their knockout duel last Sunday in the 2006 Winners' League basketball tournament at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

Thus, Cokaliong Shipping arranged a best-of-three title showdown with Worldwide Steel, which booked the remaining finals ticket after terminating Global Carrier in ruthless fashion, 60-42, behind a combined 40-point show by Ong brothers Walter and Kent.

The Cokaliong-Sherilin showdown was one for the books, partially thanks to the ill-advised foul by Sherilin's Marlon Gaw on Huang.

With the score locked at 67-all with six-tenth of a second left to play, Huang was swiftly fouled by Gaw after receiving an inbound pass from Gilbert Gajudo.

Because the game clock expired already, Huang needed to convert only one free throw to wrap up the match and send Cokaliong Shipping to championship round. He cooly did it right in his first attempt, prompting the rest of Cokaliong bench to burst in frenzied celebration.

Aside from Huang, who added seven rebounds, three blocks and two assists in an all-around show of hardcourt brilliance, this season's scoring champion Chester Cokaliong and Gajudo also deserved to be given credit for their never-say-die spirit when it mattered most.

Cokaliong was held off to only 11 points, but knocked in a pair of significant 3-pointers that proved to be a spark plug for his team's spirited comeback in the final stretch.

When Sherilin Plastics almost headed to victory with a 64-60 lead in the final 41 seconds, Chester Cokaliong flashed a ray of hope to his comrades by dropping a crucial three-point bomb off a crafty assist by his younger brother Christopher that pulled them within 63-64.

As Sherilin stayed on top, 67-65, Chester again made an attempt on the same spot, but misfired this time. Fortunately, Gajudo picked up the offensive rebound and then muscled his way to an undergoal stab to even the count at 67-all with 15 seconds to go.

Sherilin Plastics had a chance to seal the win, but Mendel Lopez flubbed a hurried shot. The Cokaliong Shipping standouts got the defensive rebound and aided by a stroke of luck, they pulled off one big surprise.

Just when everybody thought of an overtime, Gaw changed it all by hacking Huang that resulted into a disastrous foul for Sherilin's side.

Knowing that the hope of his team rests on his shoulders, Huang flashed nerve of steels in making his free throw. That was all they needed as Cokaliong Shipping showed once more that experience is indeed sharper than youth.

Capitalizing on their fresher legs, the Sherilin mainstays easily overhauled an early 15-point deficit, 7-22, only to wilt under a renewed and courageous fightback by the exuberant Cokaliong Shipping - the only 35 years old and above squad in the six-team field tilt.

Gajudo was shut down to a season-low four points, but had 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals. Alex Yeo contributed 14 points and four steals for Cokaliong Shipping, which face another uphill climb against Worldwide Steel in the race-to-2 finals that will begin this Friday.

The missing factor for Sherilin was its ace gunner Jeremy Huang, who was handcuffed to a measly nine points after being checked by the alternating defense of Wellington Chan Lim, Christopher Cokaliong, Emil Mercado and Nelson Palomas.

The scores

First game

Cokaliong Shipping (68) - Huang 27, Yeo 14, Cokaliong 11, Sarmiento 6, Cokaliong 4, Gajudo 4, Mercado 2

Sherilin Plastics (67) - Lopez 17, Iway 15, Huang 9, Ong 6, Yap 6, Fortich 5, Mercado 5, Gaw 4 Second game

Worldwide Steel (60) - W. Ong 25, K. Ong 15, Razon 10, Go 4, Hing 3, Sy 3

Global Carrier (42) - Salvador 10, Huang 7, Iway 7, Kokseng 7, Chan Lim 6, Dy 3, Jacalan 2

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11-21-2006, 10:49 AM
Equalizers, Slimmers share top seat in BOYBA caging
By Caecent O. No-ot
The Freeman 11/21/2006

The Equalizers bounced back from defeat while the Slimmers scored back-to-back wins to tie with Tan Kim Ching in the team standing second round of the Between Old and Young Basketball Association (BOYBA) at the Capitol Parish gym.

The Equalizers, who lost to Tan Kim Ching last week, managed to take a 56-46 win against the MDs.

The Slimmers squad, for its part, scored a back-to-back win, this time, defeating Tan Kim Ching, 61-50.

This will give Equalizers, Tan Kim Ching and the Slimmers the share of the lead with a 3-2 win-loss card.

The MDs is at the bottom of the standing with 1-4 after five outings.

The scores

First game

Equalizer (56) - Veloso 10, Yatan 10, Mauricio 7, Abellon 7, Maranga 7, Fuentes 6, Codilla 4, Galope 2, Casas 1

MD (46)- Montecillo 12, Yray 12, Oclarence 8, Prado 6, Cheng 4, Layno 2, Bargayo 2

Second game

Slimmer's (61) - Padilla 22, Mark 15, Christian 12, Abesia 4, Ariante 4, Tamarra 2, Bullo 2

Tan Kim Ching (50)- Alot 19, Edquella 13, Canete 11, Mers 3, Pastorfide 2, So 2

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11-27-2006, 06:05 PM
Felmar stops win streak of Ho-Mi Noodles in CABA

The Freeman 11/27/2006

Felmar Enterprises of Emby Abatayo stopped the five-game winning streak of league-pacesetter Ho-Mi Noodles, 98-72, Thursday night in the elimination round of the Second Conference of the Cebu Athletics Basketball Association (CABA)- Tommy n Tony Cup at the San Nicolas Sports Complex.

Several deadlocks and lead changes highlighted the early goings of the game with Felmar coming up huge in the third canto as 6-foot-4, Jordan Alano and former CIT Wildcat Jumie Ararao combined their efforts to pull-off double-digit leads.

Towering-center, Alano fired a game-high 25 points to spearhead Felmar, while Jumie Ararao and Lito Donio backed up with 26 markers combined, which also drew double figures each from Emik Satorre, Esoy Alejandrino and Caloy Lim.

Jun Ando and Vincent Castillo paced the Noodlemen with 13 points, apiece.

The victory elevated Felmar's standing four wins against four loses while the Noodlemen is still on the top spot to share with Garfield in an identical 5-1 win-loss advantage.

In the other game of the double header, Garfield Five nipped Mitsubishi Motors in overtime, 100-98.

Danny Estrera scattered 32 points mostly in the pivotal period to lead Garfield, while the trio of Walas Vergara, Reggie Licanda and Roger Salili joined the fray with 40 points combined.

Six-foot-two Popoy Sumampan and Matt Zamora paced Mitsubishi with 36 and 29 points, respectively. The loss dropped Mitsubishi to only one win in six outings (1-5).

The Scores:

FELMAR (98)- Alano 25, Ararao 14, Donio 12, Satorre 10, Alejandrino 10, Lim 10, Pahamutang 8, Morales 5, Abatayo 2, Nuñez 2

HO-MI (72)- Ando 13, Castillo 13, Anticristo 12, Macarat 12, Cabarrubias 7, Plaras 6, Sepe 4, echivarre 3, Manayon 2

GARFIELD (100)- Estrera 32, Vergara 15, Licanda 14, Salili 11, Enicuela 8, Lumayag 8, Zapanta 7, Fernandez 4, Bondoc 1

MITSUBISHI (98)- Sumampan 36, Zamora 29, Alisoso 7, Cenabre 6, Pimentel 6, Tulod 4, Bitoon 3, Naingue 3, Basilisco 2, Dayap 2 - Marigold P. Lebumfacil

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12-04-2006, 07:46 AM
Atan Guardo Boys dump JT Blue in Suba caging
By Marigold P. Lebumfacil
The Freeman 12/04/2006

Atan Guardo Boy's of businessman Jonathan L. Guardo drubbed JT Blue Team, 69-61, in the on-going Forever Young Brgy. Suba 35 and above basketball tournament at Brgy. Suba Sports Complex.

The triumph of the Guardo Boy's was earned through the back-to-back support coming from point guards Anto Mabala and Fabian Mantilla.

The victory, Team Guardo's fourth in seven games, enabled them to share fourth place with the Blue Team and an assurance of a ticket for the quarterfinal slot.

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12-05-2006, 02:21 PM
Cokaliong bags 2 titles in a day
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
The Freeman 12/05/2006

Dreaded marksman Chester Cokaliong painted another outside shooting masterpiece to collect a pair of titles during last Sunday's shootout of the 2006 Winners' League basketball tournament at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym.

After being dethroned by Walter Ong last year, Cokaliong scored sweet redemption of sort to regain his lofty status as the undisputed 3-point king. It was his 11th three-point shootout plum since he ventured into competitive basketball seven years ago.

Before that, Chester teamed up with his younger brother Christopher to win their first 2-ball crown ever as partners. In the 3-point shootout, Chester marched into the championship round with 12 points, six points behind elimination topnotcher Richard Mercado. Surprisingly, Ong missed the cut with only eight points in the qualifying phase.

Things dramatically changed in the finals as Cokaliong came out smoking to knock in 18 points to rule the event and relegate Mercado to a second place finish with 12 points. Norman Lopez was third with 10 points followed by Samsam Gullas with six.

"I'm very happy to regain my 3-point shootout title. I was fortunate that Walter Ong failed to proceed to the championship round. Winning two crowns is what I was aiming for and I made it," said an ecstatic Chester Cokaliong, this year' scoring champion.

Cokaliong topped the inaugural 3-point shooting contest of the three-year-old league, but was deprived by Ong of back-to-back titles last season.

Reclaiming his 3-point crown was truly a delightful icing on Chester's victory cake as the sports-minded shipping magnate earlier topped the 2-ball competition with his brother Christopher in convincing fashion. They topped the elimination with 42 points before lording it over in the finals with an imposing 41 points.

It was the seventh 2-ball diadem for Chester, but the first with his brother as partner. Overall, it was the fourth time that Chester bagged two titles in just one day in a shooting tiff. The rest he took away in the 2003 Inter-Shipping season and during the CECABA exhibition matches against the Punta Princesa Sports Association (PPSA) and the Sacred Heart Alumni Basketball Association (SHABA) last year.

A far second in the 2-ball tilt was tandem of Chester Go and Novel Fortich with 27 points. Karl Salvador and Brian Teson settled for third place honors with 16 points, just a matchstick ahead of the Edmund Gaisano-John Eduard Ngo duo.

On the other hand, Michael Hing of reigning champion Worldwide Steel shared part of the spotlight by dominating the free throw shooting contest after beating JV Shop n Shop's Dexter So and Cokaliong Shipping's Alex Yeo in the playoffs.

The three were tied after the final round with seven points. In the playoffs, Hing missed only one out of 10 attempts to take the crown. So had eight points to wind up second followed by Yeo with seven.

Meanwhile, the 2006 Winners' League season formally drops off its curtains with the traditional awarding ceremonies at the Hama Bar of City Sports Club this Friday starting at 6:30 pm.

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12-05-2006, 02:25 PM
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
It's Blue v. Black in 'Club 92' final
sunstar.com.ph

DEFENDING champions Red Dragons lost their title-retention bid -- the hard way, squandering a 7-point lead with less than 3 minutes left against the Black Spiders.

"It was such a painful loss in our part kay amo na ang momentum pero unsaon ingon ana man gyod ang dula," said Roderick Pacturan, easily Red Dragons' heart and soul and MVP in the last conference of Club 92's inter-color tourney.

The Spiders' come-from-behind 91-87 win on Tuesday thus earned for them the right to face Blue Panthers in a best-of-3 final, which already started last night at Macasandig covered court.

"There were some instances that we almost gave up pero suwerte pa gyod nga nakabawi. Hope that our lessons in the semis will motivate us in the final against Blue," said playing coach Andy Calingin.

Luckily enough, the unpredictable Calingin was a big part of Black's sudden uprising in the decisive period after being terrorized by Red's backcourt wizardry behind the two-guard rotation of Jomar and Menciano plus the inside baskets of Butch Helmida.

With Black's defense gradually improving, Calingin drove twice hard to the baskets in a daring attack that seemingly shaken Red's confidence.

From there on, the Spiders slowly built their way up to a successful comeback.

"Now we know how to play our game," quietly mumbled Encarnacion whose bruised courage was compensated by Yparaguirre and Lumayno's inspired play. A bit listless in their previous stints, the Yparaguirre-Lumayno duo went on to combine for 32 points to go along with JB Tagarda's 27 markers.

The Dragons got twin-digit figures each from Helmida (21), Menciano (19), Pacturan (16) and Variacion (15) in their heartbreaking finish after pulling the rags from under Black in the semis opener.

How they scored

Black Spiders 91 -- Tagarda 27, Yparaguirre 23, Encarnacion 11, Cortez 9, Calingin 9, Lumayno 8, Siojo 3, Salgados 2.

Red Dragons 87 -- Helmida 21, Menciano 19, Pacturan 16, Variacion 15, Gonzaga 6, Caamiño 4, Ilogon 4, Celiz 2, Celdran 0.

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12-07-2006, 09:54 AM
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Black Spiders force deciding Game 3 tonight
sunstar.com.ph

ONLY eight of them came in uniforms. But the wounded Black Spiders did show up at Macasandig covered court on Tuesday night so early and with fire in their eyes.

Yes, all of them conformed they won't go down in the final without a win in the best-of-3 series.

The result was an ego-boosting 94-79 blow out of the Blue Panthers that forced a winner-take-all match tonight (8 pm) for Club 92's basketball title in its season-ending conference for 2006.

With the right strategy and eagerness to defend up to their last energy, the Spiders dominated the emotion-filled Game 2 from start to finish.

"Like in Game 1 (Blue won 89-82) where we started 19-12, we also took Game 2's first quarter in similar score (19-10) but this time around, we never let-up," observed Jay Cortes, the "ice man" of the youthful Spiders' seething aggressiveness.

"Yes, we had the nerves and courage and we did not succumb to their physical play," added GB Tagarda who top-scored the game with 25 points.

It was a whole lot team work effort working at its best, however, as the rest of the Spiders (Cezar Encarnacion, Ryan Mero, Toby Siojo, Mark Chang, Mark Javier and Lynde Salgados) have all contributed on both ends of the floor.

The Panthers, headed by Johnny Abarrientos' former back-up point guard at FEU in Anton Pabillore, threatened to move closer at the onset of the fourth and final quarter.

But a fast break play and a three-pointer all converted by the peppery Encarnacion cuts like a dagger into the hearts of the shocked Panthers.

With Blue's offensive threat Jett Yaranon unable to break the fortress set on him, Ian Besario found the spirited Pabillore as his formidable ally in running the Panthers' offense with each one of them scattering away 10 and 8 points apiece.

The Spiders also proved equal to the task with the fivesome of Encarnacion, Cortes, Tagarda, Chang and Salgados all combining for 32 fourth-quarter points.

"We're just hoping nga parehas gihapon adto ang flow sa atong dula in the deciding Game 3 kay na-maximize gyod atong strength. Tanan nag-step up labi na sa depensa," Mero said.

Pabillore and company are expected to make an adjustment for tonight's rubber match in a bid to surpass Blue's runner-up finish to dethroned champions, Red Dragons in the last conference.

"Black played well dominated gyod `mi sa Game 2. Pero patsada `ni nga naay Game 3," said Anton before leaving with a heavy walk.

Meanwhile, the Gali Garcia-led White Sharks sponsored and owned by Judith Lima won by default over the Red Dragons (showing with only 3 players available) to bag the third-place honor.

How they scored:

Black Spiders 94--Tagarda 25, Encarnacion 17, Cortez 15, Mero 12, Siojo 11, Chang 6, Javier 5, Salgados 5, Calingin 0, Yparaguirre 0, Lumayno 0.

Blue Panthers 79--Pabillore A. 17, Besario 15, Cabalan 14, Yaranon 10, Along 10, Ramayan 7, Pabillore J. 2, Labao 2, Paasa 2, Pantanosas 0.

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12-23-2006, 07:51 AM
Slimmer's rules maiden BOYBA caging
By Marigold P. Lebumfacil
The Freeman 12/23/2006

The Slimmer's blasted Tan Kim Ching, 62-56, to win the first ever championship of the Between Old and Young Basketball Association (BOYBA) tournament last Tuesday at the Capitol Parish Gym.

Marvin Padilla showed the way for Slimmer's with 16 points followed by Ayn Latonio with 13 markers. Tan Kim Ching led in the early going, but Slimmer's rallied to forge a 24-all deadlock at halftime.

Slimmer's kept its poise and composure until the closing second of the game to fluster Tan Kim Ching at the final buzzer.

Earlier, the MD's of Dr. Marlon Oclarence drubbed the Equalizer, 80-66, to lift the third place trophy behind a scintillating 23-point show by Jose Bargayo. Randal Prado and Wiljohn Alarde heavily backed up Bargayo with 20 points apiece.

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12-27-2006, 06:12 PM
Six teams to join national inter-church caging
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman 12/27/2006

A total of six teams will be joining in the National Inter-Church basketball tournament set January 28, 2007 at the Immanuel Bible Center (IBC) gym in Banawa.

CNetsBL Commissioner and coach Lawrence "Tata" Merced said one team from Manila, two from Mindanao and three from Cebu will compose the field which will be battling it out for the championship crown.

The Cebu representatives are the top three finishers in the recently concluded Christmas Conference namely champion LWCM-Aces and runners up Sonship of Jesus Christ and the Blessed Hope Christian Fellowship.

The LWCM-Aces of coach Al Solis defeated the Sonship of Jesus Christ to win the CNetsBL title only last week. Defending champion Praise Cathedral was eliminated.

After the finals, the CNetsBL players held a Christmas party and awarded Fritzie Gonzales of the Aces as the MVP.

Gonzales had 12 players in the finals while Jethro Dejaño topscored with 13 points.

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12-28-2006, 09:14 AM
Felmar, Julie's Bakeshop, Samsung win in Atan Cup

The Freeman 12/28/2006

Felmar Enterprises went off to a sizzling start by whipping AC Sports of Archie Baba, 98-84, in last Sunday's triple-header of the newly started Punta Princesa Sports Association (PPSA)-Atan Guardo Sinulog Cup basketball tournament at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Gym in Brgy. Punta Princesa, this city.

The 6-foot-4 Kokoy Astudillo, a former CDC Stallion, topped with 18 points, even as five others dished out double figures for Felmar, which dominated the game from start to finish and never looked backed after mounting a twin-digit edge after three quarters.

Keith Dinoy, Eddie Ybañez, Heng Ortiz, Dave de la Cruz and Jumie Ararao combined for 63 points underscoring Felmar's balanced offensive.

Veteran center Esteban Cesar Ortega and Cary Sanchez paced AC Sports with 15 points apiece, while Alfie Lansang added 12 in a losing cause.

In the second game, Julie's Bakeshop drubbed Atan Guardo-Lemon, 91-77, for its first win in two starts.

Cito Campus scattered a game-high 26 points, while 6-foot-2 Mark Gamallo finished 12 points, all in the pivotal fourth quarter that sealed Julie's Bakeshop win. Campus was heavily backed up by Lando Tabalin, Audie Abejo and Jimmy Carcueva with 34 points combined.

Mon Ceballos led Atan Guardo- Lemon with 30 points followed by Batoy Cañete with 13.

In the main game, Samsung TV logged its first win by trouncing Atan Guardo- Black, 87-82.

The TV makers dictated the tempo of the match and were ahead by as much as 12 points, 65-53, heading into the final period. Atan Guardo-Black staged a last dicth rally, but Samsung TV proved to be a tough nut to crack at crunchtime to secure the win.

Flashy pointguard Lito Navarro and Robert Abasolo lead Samsung's scoring rampage with 16 markers each, while Ric Arias chipped in 12.

Rex Gilbuela and Ting Bacalla led Atan Guardo-Black with 16 points apiece, while Tin Atillo added 14.

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03-01-2007, 11:26 AM
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Dagupan, Tea House lead in 1st Panagbenga basketball tilt
sunstar.com.ph

ASIDE from having a visiting team from Dagupan City leading the open division of the first Panagbenga Basketball Championship with four wins and only one loss, both teams of Tea House are pinning their hopes on taking the top positions in divisions A and B.

Hoping for an upset in succeeding games are the teams of the Cordillera Career Development College (CCDC) and Tuno-Tuno with three wins and one loss apiece, followed by that of the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BEC) with two wins and the same number of losses, the teams of the Mazo Law Office and Tabora with two wins and three losses, and St. Louis University (SLU) at last position with no win and five losses.


Also leading for division A is Total, with four wins and no loss, followed by Tea House with three wins and one loss, Offset with two wins and two losses, Titans with one win and three losses, and Curamed at last place with no win and four losses.

For division B, at top post is Tea House with six wins and no loss, followed by Fivers with four wins and one loss, Yyman Seven with four wins and two losses, Dangwa with three wins and three losses, Iloilo La Paz with two wins and two losses, Kaffee and Total Elf with two wins and three losses each, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) team with one win and three losses, and the University of Baguio (UB) with no win and six losses.

For the employees division, leading the standings so far are Bombo Radyo and SLU with four wins and one loss apiece, followed by City Hall with three wins and one loss, Itogon with three wins and two losses, Benguet with two wins and two losses, ECI-Torch with two wins and four losses, the Sanggunian team with one win and three losses, and Evangelista at last place with no win and five losses.

For the inter-SLU Boys' High alumni division, the lead was held by Batch 1997 with five wins and no loss, Batches 1992 and 2002 with four wins and one loss each, Batch 2004 with four wins and two losses, Batch 1988 with two wins and the same number of losses, Batch 2003 with two wins and three losses, Batch 2005 with two wins and four losses, Batch 1990 with one win and four losses, and Batch 2006 at last position with no win and five losses.

The SLU Varsity team leads in the high school division with four wins and no loss, followed by the Knights with three wins and one loss, the SLU Passers with two wins and two losses, Hoopedge with one win and three losses, and ECI at last place with no win and two losses. (ENO)

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04-01-2007, 08:27 PM
Toyota, PBO cagers
battle in LNA7 opener
Toyota and the Provincial Budget Office meet in the first game of the LNA7 Sports Foundation Open Inter-Barkada Basketball Championship on Sunday at the newly-refurbished West Negros College Gym in Bacolod City.

Gametime is set at 3 p.m. with R.G. Purefoods taking on Po's Marketing in the next match at 4:30 p.m.

The tournament, which will adopt the modified pasarelle system, also has Bacolod Basketball Club, Fil-Sino and Bad Boyz in Group A, while NOBC, Probac and Nhoj's join R.G. Purefoods and Po's in Group B.

The top three teams from each group will advance to the round-robin quarterfinals with the four squads with the best records moving into the semifinals.

The finalists will play in a best-of-three series for the crown.

pachador
04-18-2007, 06:40 AM
Cardinals shock Chinese, 96-77

By Arman Armero

DAET, Camarines Norte—The University of Baguio Cardinals relied on their quickness and pinpoint shooting from downtown to wear down Jimei University, hacking out a 96-77 victory at the start of the 5th Asian Universities Basketball Championship at the Agro Sports Center here.

The Cardinals actually braced themselves for a difficult game in their first outing, but surprised the jampacked crowd when they took a 22-18 first-quarter lead and padded it to 17, 56-39, at the end of two quarters.

By the end of the third quarter, the Cardinals held a 77-60 cushion and notched their biggest lead on Ighalo’s inside stab, 97-71, with only a minute go before the final buzzer.

“Hindi ko talaga inaasahan na ganito ang mangyayari. Kasi, ini-expect ko na pahirapan ang magiging laro. Siguro maganda lang ang naging shooting namin at napagod siguro sa init ‘yung mga kalaban,” said UB coach Joel Flores, who steered the Cardinals to a third-placed finish in the recent National Inter-Collegiate Basketball Championship held in Ibajay, Aklan.

The Cardinals picked up their first win in the tournament organized by the Basketball Association of the Philippines and the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines in cooperation with the provincial government of Camarines Norte led by Gov. Jesus Typoco and Rep. Renato Unico and supported by YKL, Vega, the official ball, Grand Sports, official outfitter, Absolute Drinking Water and Burlington Socks.

Earlier, Hua Quiao made short work of NCRAA finalist Emilio Aguinaldo College, 93-80, also for its first win in the weeklong tournament sanctioned by the Asian Universities Basketball Federation.

NOTE:
The HuaQiao University men’s basketball team of the University won the national championship in the 2nd, 5th and 7th and runner-up in the 4th CUBA (China University Basketball Association) tournaments. Itong HuaQiao yata ang isa sa pinakamagaling o kaya pinakamagaling sa mga Chinese university:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_University_Basketball_Association

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huaqiao_University

http://www.cuba.com.cn/

codiak
04-18-2007, 06:44 PM
patchador saan k s daet????? update naman s iba laro jan typocos team lakas hehehe

codiak
04-19-2007, 12:36 PM
patchador saan k s daet????? update naman s iba laro jan typocos team lakas hehehe



EAC generals won over indonesia - Putria Riau 72 to 67

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04-26-2007, 09:56 AM
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Adz posts 4th straight victory in HCDC cagefest
sunstar.com.ph

MR. ADZ zoomed to its fourth straight win without a defeat Saturday in the HCDc Alumni Mighty 40s Summer Basketball Tournament after beating HCDC Parents, 102-88, at the HCDC Gym.

Nelson Te led three players in double digit scoring with 15 points. Jun Robles and Garry Canilao had 12 points apiece, while Jonathan Narciso added nine. The loss was HCDC Parents' fourth in five games.


Sulpicio Lines, meanwhile, booked its third win in four outings following a 123-83 rout of hapless Superbull, which absorbed its fourth defeat without a victory thus far.

In the third game, Vista Monte-CMO cruised to its third win after crushing Sirba, 96-78. Julio Cruz and Jun Cenita poured in 32 and 30 points for Sulpicio, respectively.

Jun Lorenzo led Superbull with 22.

Cadel Mosqueda, a former PBA player, fired 27 for Vista. Manny Canencia added 13, while Noel Legaspi had 10.

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04-29-2007, 07:48 AM
Cage title caps NCR reign in Palaro
By Joey Villar
The Philippine Star 04/29/2007

KORONADAL CITY — The National Capital Region capped its dominance by ruling the sport that mattered most – basketball – and clinched the overall title in the secondary level for the second year in a row as the 2007 Palarong Pambansa yesterday drew to a close at the South Cotabato Sports Complex here.

Arvie Bringas bulldozed his way to a game-high 23 points while Ryan Buenafe fired 22, including an inside stab with 13 seconds to go, giving the Big City bets an 86-85 win over Zamboanga Peninsula and their third straight basketball title.

The victory on the hardcourt highlighted NCR’s domination of this week-long tournament that would go back to Luzon next year.

"They were running and trapping us the whole game," said NCR coach Raymund Valenzona. "But we found a way to break their trap and win this game. And that’s all that matters."

The win more than made up for the heartbreaking defeats of NCR secondary girls’ volleyball, represented by Hope Christian School, to Central Luzon and the boys’ football to bitter rival Western Visayas.

The belles from Manila, drawing strength from Gizza Yumang, Kristel Rosale and Paulina Soriano, had a chance to snatch the gold after pulling off a grueling 23-25, 26-24, 25-27, 25-10, 15-8 triumph to erase Central Luzon’s twice-to-beat edge in the championship round.

But Central Luzon, led by the power-hitting Aileen Joy Banato, crawled back from a 20-24 deficit in the first set of the second game to post the gold-clinching 26-24, 25-21 win.

"We had our chances," said NCR coach Jerry Yee, whose wards had to play six games, including a preliminary loss to Central Luzon to make it to the finals.

"But I’m proud with the girls, they fought really hard," he added.

At the end of the day, NCR compiled a whopping total of 365.4 points—218.4 from the boys’ section and 147 from the girls’ side—to run away with its second straight overall title.

Western Visayas, relying on its wins in athletics, volleyball, softball and boys’ table tennis, finished at distant second with 218.5 points, followed by Southern Tagalog A, which was buoyed by its girl tankers to end up with 202 points.

While NCR continued to dominate basketball, Western Visayas remained the best football region in the land after pulling off a pair of pulsating wins—a 1-0 decision and a come-from-behind 2-1 win—against the former to take home the soccer gold for the third straight year.

Western Visayas cornered its third straight boys volleyball gold after it smashed Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, 25-12, 25-13, 25-19. Eastern Visayas took the bronze.

NCR ruled the elementary general championship after garnering 275 points, besting Western Visayas again after the latter finished with 236.5 points.

Completing the magic five were Central Visayas (135), Southern Tagalog A (130) and host Cotabato Region (127).

Rounding up the top 10 in the high school level were Central Luzon (122.9), Central Visayas (97), Cotabato (80), Davao Region (53.5), Ilocos (32.9), Zamboanga Peninsula (32) and Cordillera Administrative Region (28.5).

In boxing, Davao reigned supreme as it swept all five gold medals staked in the sport where the country has the best chance of snaring an elusive first Olympic gold.

Jonathan Tawan (light flyweight), Victor Saludar III (pin), Engelbert Moralde (paper), Ryan Lumacad (mosquito) and Mark Anthony Barige (powder) delivered the golden perfomance for Davao, which has strengthened its grass roots boxing program hoping to produce another Manny Pacquiao.

Meanwhile, its cage team trimmed Northern Mindanao, 81-61, to snare the bronze.

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05-01-2007, 12:05 PM
Beverly Farm shackles GAA Inc.

The Freeman 05/01/2007

The Alex Cainglet-led Beverly Farm pulverized the GAA Selection, Inc., 105-85, in the open division of the 1st Friendship Unity Cup Open/Inter-Company and Inter-Sitio Basketball Tournament at the Guadalupe Sports Complex.

Earlier, RBI demolished Pharmart, 91-69. The Guadalupe three-category cage tilt is organized by Lito Posadas, Michael Granada and Harold Lopez in cooperation with the Guadalupe barangay council headed by Brgy. Capt. Jingjing Faelnar.

Cainglet, who left the game at the end of the third period, topscored Beverly Farm of coach Ancing Anciado and team owner Beverly Busmion with 20 points followed by Rondell Roncal and former UV Lancer Randy de la Pisa with 17 and 16 markers, respectively.

The GAA Inc. counted on Junie Ararao and Allan Ricaña for offense, but they were no match against the star-studded Beverly Farm crew that is fortified by a slew of commercial veterans in the likes of Abe Galinato, Ariel Maraño, Ronald Paraiso, Jumel Lanutan, Herbert France and Jessie Lumantas.

GAA Inc. was in the game only in the first period as Beverly Farm ripped the game part at halftime, 61-39. Beverly's largest lead stood at 24 points, 99-75, on Roncal's basket with 2:31 left in the game.

The scores

Beverly Farm (105) - Cainglet 20, Roncal 17, Dela Pisa 16, France 13, Paraiso 12, Maraño 6, Abadia 6, Lanutan 3, Lumantas 2, Labajo 2

GAA, Inc. (85) - Vidal 19, Ararao 16, Mendoza 12, Celestial 9, Abellana 9, Vertudazo 6, Jacalan 5, Ricaña 2, Dela Cruz 2, Abatayo 2. Halftime: 61-39 (GGM)

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05-06-2007, 11:34 AM
MEDMA secures semis berth in CEBU hoop

The Freeman 05/06/2007

Team MEDMA grabbed the last semifinal seat in the 30-below division of the Customs Employees and Brokerage Union (CEBU)-Collector’s Cup Basketball tournament after beating Cebu Customs United Personnel’s Association (CCUPA), 90-81 in their knock-out quarterfinal game at the Alta Vista Golf & Country Club in Pardo.

CCUPA was leading in the first quarter until MEDMA came up with a solid defense and grabbed the lead, enjoying a 5-point margin going into the third quarter, 45-40.

CCUPA and MEDMA tied four times in the third quarter, but that was all CCUPA could only do with MEDMA regaining composure as the battle entered its final chapter.

The high-leaping Ian Go and Mark Caynila powered MEDMA with combined 45 points.

While MEDMA had to work hard to gain a semifinal seat, MJDL had no sweat at all as it enjoyed a default game against Air 21.

The other semifinalists in the 30-below are Rollway Freighters and RMP of Marty Pimentel.

The scores:

MEDMA (90) - Go 25, Caynila 20, Rosellosa 11, M.K. Marigomen 10, Arreglo 7, Espina 6, M.L Marigomen 5, A. Embrado 2, Cenarlo 2, K. Embrado 2

CCUPA (81) - Gabuya 16, I. Cacharro 15, F. Cacharro 13, Boltron 10, Montellano 9, Villaren 8, Gurrea 6, Cedeño 4 — Caecent No-ot-Magsumbol

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05-18-2007, 10:16 AM
Rivalry intensifies in BUS cagefest
visayandailystar.com


Bacolod Professionals will have a chance to avenge their loss to Basketball Unified Sports Group team "A" when they clash for the championship of BUS Group 38-Above Invitational tournament on Sunday at Lopue's South Square gym.

BAPRO blasted Pueblo Rosario Athletic Club, 83-58 to arrange a winner take all final against the host which downed BUS "B" 79-66 in the crossover semifinal last Sunday.

Ronald Gustilo scored 12, Shad Guanzon 11, Nap Ledesma and Rommel Teruel hit 10 apiece to pace BAPRO. PRAC's Noel Sause and Jack Palermo combined for 25 points but the rest of Eroreco homeowners failed to back up the duo. BAPRO led 42-19 at half and never let up.

All BUS "A" players scored led by Nene Sibaya's 13 and Edgar Espares' 10 while "B" team got 18 from Reynaldo Valencia, 12 from Abet Jarder and 10 from Arturo Tomaro.

BAPRO lost 65-71 and 80-82 to BUS "A" in the eliminations and will try to snatch the title and avenge its title loss to the same team when BAPRO played host at La Herencia early this year. Game time is set at 4:30 p.m. preceded by PRAC-BUS "B" tussle for third place at 3:00 p.m. on May 20.*

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05-19-2007, 11:08 AM
RCAF pummels Heart Vit in PPSA summer caging

Saturday, May 19, 2007
The Freeman


RCAF pummeled Heart Vit-Red, 97-92, in the 30-above class of the Punta Princesa Sports Association (PPSA) 2007 Summer Basketball League at the Vicente Sotto Memorial gym in Punta Princesa, this city.

Heart Vit-Red jumped off to a hot start, taking away a six-point lead, 30-24 in the initial period. Thanks to the diminutive Resty Getubig, who unleashed 19 of his 22-point mark that include five triples.

However, RCAF turned the tables in the second canto with tough defense and better production to overcome the deficit.

As the battle entered into the second half, RCAF led by Rocky Bacalso was already enjoying a 14-point advantage.

Heart Vit-Red tried to get back, but could only do as much in tying the ballgame, but never getting the lead again.

Tension from both camps subsided when Benjie Orquez delivered back-to-back undergoal shots that pave the way for RCAF’s fourth victory.

On the other hand, Samsung TV Makers hurt Philmetal further down with an 86-78 beating.

Five Samsung dribblers managed to score in double digits led by James Loyd Noel with 20 points while Alix Bernaldez led Philmetal with 23 points on a losing effort.

The scores:

First game

RCAF(97) - Orquez 16, Bacalso 15, Tabasa 12, Baclay 10, Del Campo 9, Binondo 8, Paguntalan 8, Lansang 7, Mosqueda 4, Faunillan 4, Garcia 4

Heart Vit-Red(92) - Getubig 22, Gastador 22, Jaca 22, Tomaquin 15, Bulado 7, Almojallas 4

Second game

Samsung(86) - Noel 20, Co 16, Sausa 15, Abasolo 12, Auza 12, A. Lim 6, F. Lim 6

Philmetal (78) - Bernaldez 23, Albaño 14, Mier 12, Butad 12, Fernandez 9, Conferido 4, Jaen 2, Amene 2. — Caecent No-ot-Magsumbol

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05-20-2007, 05:31 PM
Clorox-STP tops
YBAC league
visayandailystar.com


Clorox-STP topped the YBAC Summer Basketball Tournament after it routed 3DJ Enterprises, 84-77, in the second game of their best-of- three series Wednesday at the Manville Royale Gym in Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City, a press release from organizers said In Game 1, 3DJ Enterprises bowed to Clorox-STP, 90-71.

Even with their losing effort, 3DJ clinched the second place in the tournament. Rolen Balquin registered 33 points during the game while Dods Siopan, Nonoy Pacheco, Pangyao Decierdo, and Ting Dua chipped in a combined 37 points. Third place went to JJS Enterprises while Synchrotek Gourmet for fourth place, the press release said.*PP

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05-23-2007, 01:16 PM
Cabanero’s buzzer-beater steers Firefly into semis

Sunday, May 20, 2007
The freeman



Ranie Cabanero hit a jumper just in the nick of time to send Firefly Lighting Team into the semifinal round with a 96-95 nail-biter over Sitio Buli in the MICABAJA Basketball League 2007 at Brgy. Duljo court.

Thus, Firefly advanced into the penultimate round with an unblemished 5-0 win-loss record.

The Firefly mainstays will face next the Arthro Kontra Arthritis of businessman-sportsman Jonathan “Atan” L. Guardo in a sudden-death affair with the winner advancing into the championship.

The scores

Firefly (96) - Handayan 24,Quimada 19,Gabuya 18,Cabalero 14, Go 11, Lopez 4

Sitio Buli (95) - Diaz 39, Maesteve 19, Agpasa 12, Maspenas 10, Geralado 8, Delantar 4, Zalnt 2 — Caecent No-ot-Magsumbol

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06-07-2007, 10:22 PM
Colt Ice, Champion meet in finals
visayandailystar.com


Colt Ice and Champion registered one-sided victories Monday night to forge a championship duel in the Lucio Tan Group of Companies Fil-Sino Inter Color Basketball Tournament at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Banking on a big second quarter spurt, Colt Ice whipped Absolute, 81-60, before Champion, spearheaded by Daniel Chiu, overwhelmed Tanduay, 76-61.

Colt Ice and Champion were playing for the title as of press deadline last night. Robbie Jalando-on scored 11 of his 14 points in the second quarter, where he joined hands with Arvin Chua turned a 16-14 cushion to a commanding 40-24 lead at halftime, which Colt Ice never relinquished.

Arnold Betita engineered the breakaway in the third period, scoring all of his 13 points and Bol Manaloto finished with eight points in the quarter to pull away, 66-37. Absolute was paced by Garret Tabanao and RB Chua with 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Chiu pumped in 19 points, 14 coming in the second period, to pave the way for Champion's repeat win over Tanduay.

It marked the third time in the tournament that Champion defeated Tanduay.

Eugene Tsai backstopped Chiu with 12 points, even as Frederick Ong, Dansoy Co and Johnnyson Yu combined for 28 markers.

Rogacion paced Tanduay with 19 points, while Arvin Gustilo and John Montemayor chipped in 13 and 9, respectively. *CPT

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06-09-2007, 02:29 PM
Saturday, June 09, 2007
BTBA championship scheduled for Sunday
sunstar.com.ph

THE Deixine Yellowgold and the Ralota Boys Gray quintets will fight each other to the finish tomorrow when they meet in the sudden-death championship game of the Barangay T. Padilla Basketball Association (BTBA) Manager’s Cup basketball tournament at the T. Padilla Sports Complex.

Deixine and Ralota gained entry into the title round after demolishing separate foes last Sunday in the semifinals.

The Deixine five barged first into the finals after demolishing JFBAM-Green, 103-98, while the Ralota Boys copped the last finals berth with a 100-86 mugging of the Mugen Blue.

Jojo Baldago netted 30 points and hauled down five rebounds in leading Deixine, which erected a 10-point lead in the last two minutes of the game, to the finals.

John Lord Alonzo added 18 points and four assists for Deixine, while Eric Viagedor and Jimbo Noel chipped in 15apiece.
Rambo Pilapil, for his part, registered 32 points in spearheading the Gray team to the finals.

The scores: Deixine (103) —Baldago 30, Alonzo 18, Viagedor 15, Noel 15, Estillore 8, Montenegro 7, Hapitan 4, Dayon 3, Enriquez 3, Veloso 2. JFBAM (98)—Banagbanag 24, Econar 23, Ferraren 15, Gonzales 15, Bande 13, Cañete 4, Bongabong 4, Jose 2.

Ralota Boys (100) —Pilapil 32, Tan 20, Perez 13, Rama-Sy 9, Bernal 9, Odever 7, Mordeno 4, Reformina 4, Mumar 2. Mugen (86)—Ulan 20, Arnibal 14, Orge 13, Ybañez 12, Gemina 12, Limpangog 11, Navarro 6, Camia 2. (JSV)

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06-13-2007, 11:25 AM
Samsung scores in PPSA caging
By Caecent N. Magsumbol
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
The Freeman


The Samsung TV Makers pulled an easy 110-95 win against Heart Vit-Blue in the 30-above division of the Punta Princesa Sports Association (PPSA) 2007 Summer Basketball League at the Don Vicente Sotto Memorial Gym in Brgy. Punta Princesa, this city.

Samsung dictated the tempo of the game all throughout the 40-minute action. The outcome was already evident when the TV Makers posted an eye-popping 30-point advantage at the end of the third quarter, 91-62.

Heart Vit-Blue tried everything it can to catch up with Samsung behind the efforts of Rey Zamora, Richard Molina and Donald Durano, but time wasn’t on its side.

Robert Abasolo topped Samsung with 39 points followed by Teroy Albarillo and Dindo Sausa with 21 and 15 markers, respectively.

In the other game, SDC emerged as the champion in the midget division after defeating CAN as Mercom settled for third place honors.

The scores

Samsung (110) - Abasolo 39,Albarillo 21,Sausa 15,Jumawan 10,Noel 10,Cabañero 6,A.Lim 4,F.Lim 4,Sumalinog 2

Heart Vit-Blue (95) - Zamora 26, Molina 25, Duran 14, Ylaya 12, Sabornido 8, Estudillo 6,Juaniza 3, Salacut 2.

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06-13-2007, 11:26 AM
Orange prevails vs. Blue in Sunrisers hoopfest
By Caecent N. Magsumbol
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
The Freeman



The Suns-Orange collected its third victory, while Sunrisers-Blue savored its first win in the Sunrisers’ Basketball Club 2007 President’s Cup Inter-Color basketball tournament at Sacred Heart Parish gym.

The Suns-Orange whipped Sunrisers-Green, 83-73, behind an 18-point show by Gary Maquilan, while Sunrisers-Blue snaped out of its three-game losing streak with a 56-48 bashing of league pace-setter Yes Marketing.

Dr. Marlon Oclarence and Vic Trinidad powered Blue to the win column with 10 points apiece.

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06-16-2007, 06:57 PM
RCAF deflates Smart Tires in PPSA caging
By Caecent No-Ot Magsumbol
Saturday, June 16, 2007
The Freeman


Team RCAF firmed up its grip of the overall lead in the 30-above division after deflating Smart Tires, 117-105, in a high-scoring match of the Punta Princesa Sports Association (PPSA) 2007 Summer Basketball League at the Don Vicente Sotto Memorial Gym in Brgy. Punta Princesa, this city.

Alwen Tabasa had 25 points followed by Dandre Baclay with 16 markers as RCAF stayed on top of the heap with a bettered 6-1 win-loss record.

RCAF of Ramund Igao zoomed right after the opening tip-off to open a 10-point lead after the first period, 42-32.

Not contented, RCAF staged a second wave of attack, 29-17, to pad its lead to 21 points, 70-49, entering the final 10 minutes of the contest.

With Tabasa and Baclay on the firing end, RCAF maintained a double-digit advantage until the final buzzer.

With the loss, Smart Tires dropped to third in the standings with a 5-2 win-loss record, just a full game behind the second-ranked Lactea Energy Drink with a 6-2 slate.

In the other match, Gian Sportswear won by default over the Warriors.

The scores

RCAF(117) - Tabasa 25,Baclay 16,Bacalso 13, Paguntalan 13, Del Campo 11,Mosqueda 10, Binondo 9, Lansang 4,Boltron 4,Garcia 4,Faunillan 4

Smart(105 - Cabaltera 37, Ortega 20, Singson 18, Naron 8,Lawas 6,Cortes 4, Padogdog 4, Ibo 2, Gabato 2, Igao 2, Honoridez 2

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06-18-2007, 11:58 AM
Warriors shock RCAF in PPSA summer cage tourney

Monday, June 18, 2007
The Freeman



The Warriors pulled off the biggest upset, thus far, in the 30-above division of the Punta Princesa Sports Association (PPSA) 2007 Summer Basketball League after it beat RCAF in overtime thriller, 113-104, at the Don Vicente Sotto Memorial Gym in Brgy. Punta Princesa, this city.

It was a sorry loss for RCAF, which built an 11-point advantage at halftime, 62-51, behind the efforts of Alwen Tabasa and Lemuel Paguntalan.

But RCAF suffered an offensive meltdown in the third period, enabling the Warriors to wrest the driver's seat, 80-78, going into the final quarter.

RCAF regained a 99-96 lead in the closing seconds of the regulation period but Art Arellano sank a booming triple at the final buzzer to knot the count at 96-all, thus, the overtime.

An inspired Warriors fought with a renewed challenge and vigor in the extension where they finished off RCAF using a 14-5 blast.

Capangpangan had a scintillating 40-point show for the Warriors, while Estrebo added 30 markers.

Earlier, Heart Vit-Blue scored its third win in nine starts by default over PTARC.

The scores

Warriors(113) - Capangpangan 40, Estrebo 30, Arellano 20, Maglente 15, Libanan 6, Tecson 2

RCAF(104) - Tabasa 20, Paguntalan 20, Bacalso 17,Binondo 12,Lansang 8, Orquez 7, Mosqueda 6, Del Campo 6,Garcia 4, Faunillan 2, Boltron 2 — Caecent No-ot-Magsumbol

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06-20-2007, 07:39 AM
Magale’s 3-pointer lifts Suns-Orange to victory

Wednesday, June 20, 2007
The Freeman


Raul Magale hit a 3-point bomb in the nick of time to power Suns-Orange past erstwhile leader Yes Marketing, 68-66, in the second round of the Sunrisers Basketball Club 2007 President’s Cup Inter-Color basketball tournament at Sacred Heart Parish gym.

Suns-Orange now took the overall lead with a 4-1 win-loss mark, while Yes Marketing slipped to second with a 3-2 slate.

It was a sorry defeat for Yes Marketing as victory was already within its reach after Jun Aballe nailed a crucial undergoal shot that gave them a 66-65 lead with only 12 seconds left.

Yes Marketing, however, paid dearly for failing to toughen up its defense in the final play, allowing Suns-Orange’s Raul Magale to have a wide open look from beyond the arc.

Magale showed nerves of steel as he flicked a 3-pointer that gently swished through the rim, causing the entire Suns-Orange bench to leap for joy.

It was only Magale’s seventh point of the game. Dennis Borinaga topped Suns-Orange with 18 markers followed by Henry Mangyao with 17.

In the other game, Sunrisers-Blue won by default over Sunrisers-Green to improve its win-loss card to 2-3.

The scores

Orange (68) - Borinaga 18, Mangyao 17, Maquilan 11, Magale 7, Miñoza 6, Abelgas 4, Sinangote 3, Lungay 2

Yes Marketing (66) - Sestoso 37, J. Cortes 10, Aballe 8, Gabrines 4, T. Cortes 4, Uy 2, Abellon 1 — Caecent No-ot Magsumbol

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06-26-2007, 10:12 AM
Kings retain FIBL crown



Inquirer
Last updated 06:25am (Mla time) 06/26/2007


MANILA, Philippines -- The Filipino-Indian Basketball League (FIBL) defending champion Kings ended the title dreams of their opponents, the Knights, in grand fashion.

Beaten in double-overtime in Game 2 of the best-of-three championship series for the FIBL Ambassador’s Cup, the Kings routed the Knights, 90-57, in the decider at the Philsports Arena Sunday night.

Kings part-owner and coach Mike Advani bagged the Coach of the Year award.


Rajest Chandumal led the scoring for the Kings with 17 points. Rakesh Chandumal had 12, league and championship MVP Manoj Chandumal chipped in 11 while Sanjeev almost had a triple double with 9 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 blocks.

Chand Daryanani led the Knights with 23 points but got little support from Mukesh Mohnani who was limited to 10 points.

FIBL commissioner Dilip Budhrani and Counselor Tsewang Namgyal of the Indian Embassy awarded the 2007 FIBL Ambassador’s Cup trophy to the Kings.

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07-10-2007, 08:07 PM
Heart Vit captures 30-A title in PPSA cagefest

Tuesday, July 10, 2007
The Freeman


Heart Vit-Red overpowered Lactea Energy Drink of lawyer Raul Padilla, 83-76, to win the championship in the 30-above division of the Punta Princesa Sports Association (PPSA) 2007 Summer Basketball Tournament at the Don Vicente Sotto Memorial Gym in Brgy. Punta Princesa, this city.

Right from the start, Heart Vit-Red dictated the tempo of the match behind the hot hands of Rene Toring, Julius Gastador and former commercial standout Jerry Jaca.

Lactea tried to grab the lead with Calvin Tuadles and Joshua Alguno at the forefront, but could only cut Heart Vit’s lead to seven points.

Toring banged in 20 points followed by Gastador and Jaca with 16 points for Heart Vit-Red, which took home the P5,000 champion’s purse. Lactea pocketed P3,000 for its first runner-up finish.

Benjie Tomaquin posted only 13 points for Heart Vit-Red but walked out of the hardcourt with the biggest smile as he copped the coveted MVP award due to his excellent quarterbacking skills.

Tomaquin automatically made it to the Mythical Five together with Rocky Bacalso, Calvin Tuadles, Joshua Alguno and Julius Gastador. Tuadles paced Lactea with 21 points followed by Alguno with 19 markers.

Earlier, Romeo Faunillan’s RCAF bagged the third place honors after outsmarting Samsung TV Makers,107-98.

Rocky Bacalso and Alfie Lansang led RCAF with 34 points combined.

Punta Princesa Brgy. Capt. Joe Navarro and PPSA president Harry Lim were on hand to award the cash prizes, trophies and medals to the top performing teams and individuals

The scores
For third

RCAF (107) - Baclay 20, Binondo 19, Bacalso 18, Lansang 16, Orquez 9, Paguntalan 9, Del Campo 6, Garcia 4, Faunillan 2, Boltron 2, Tabasa 2

Samsung (98) - Jayme 23, Abasolo 22, Noel 21, Jumawan 16, Jaca 16,

Cabañero 10, F.Lim 8, A.Lim 6

Championship

Heart Vit-Red(83) - Toring 20, Gastador 16,Jaca 16, Tomaquin 13,Getubig 5, Jo.Bulado 4, Lozano 3,Ja.Bulado 2,Almojallas 2,Arminion 2

Lactea(76) - Tuadles 21,Alguno 19,Felicitas 6, Ciabo 6, Unajan 6, Jabinez 4, Espinosa 4, Ramos 4, Zafra 4,Magallano 2,Cartagenas 2, Alesna 2 — Caecent No-ot Magsumbol

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07-20-2007, 06:54 AM
Montserrat cagers
unbeaten; 3 teams on top
Visayandailystar.com

Doña Montserrat Lopez Memorial High School's "B" team registered two victories over the weekend to gain the early lead in the 15-Under division of the inaugural Mayor Jose "Oti" Montelibano Basketball Cup in Silay City.

Three teams --- St. John's Institute-A, Stallions and Davies, which scored two wins each, are on top of the 12-Under event at the Natalio Velez Gym.

DMMHS B trounced Stallion, 67-61, before defeating Barangay 5, 73-63. Montserrat A made it a perfect start for the Silay-based school with a 54-50 nipping of Don Bosco Technical Institute Saturday.

In another 15-Under game, Barangay 5 squeaked past SJI, 79-76. The SJI cagers bounced back with an 89-58 rout of Stallions, while Guinhalaran B rolled over Barangay Bagtic, 62-46.

Posting the biggest win was SJI-A, which massacred Guinhalaran B, 99-29, in the 12-Under tournament. SJI-A also registered a lopsided 79-54 win over Barangay Rizal.

In joining SJI and Davies on top of the heap, the Stallions whipped Don Bosco, 63-57, after cruising past Guinhalaran, 53-25, in the opening match. Davies, on the other hand, proved too much for SJI-B, 74-60, and Barangay 5, 59-52.*CPT

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07-31-2007, 07:42 AM
DLS-Zobel plays on winning note
mb.com.ph





LUIS DELA Paz played the hero’s role as De La Salle Zobel opened its campaign in the 22nd season of Milo BEST SBP/Passerelle tournament with a 52-49 victory over University of Santo Tomas Sunday at the Xavier High School gym.


With his team training in the third quarter, Dela Paz scored at will to give DLSZ the lead for good. Dela Paz finished with 12 points in the lone Passerelle contest.

Defending SBP champion La Salle Greenhills crushed Notre Dame of Greater Manila, 60-29, for its second straight victory.

In other SBP games, Xavier School walloped Sta. Clara International Academy, 86-14; La Salle College Antipolo thumped San Benildo Integrated School, 70-47; Ateneo de Manila University clobbered Don Bosco Technical Institute, 65-22; San Beda routed PWU-JASMS, 6125; St. Mary’s College ripped Trinity University of Asia, 61-34; Marist School downed DLSZ, 4737; and San Sebastian College trimmed Don Bosco Technical College, 47-40.

San Beda and Don Bosco Technical Institute prevailed in Saturday’s twin SBP contests.

The Bedans overwhelmed St. Mary’s College, 74-30, while the Bosconians shaded San Sebastian College, 49-45.

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08-15-2007, 12:32 PM
Bulacan State cagers favored
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BULACAN STATE University sets out as the overwhelming favorite when the 1st Mighty College Hoops Summit reels off today at the Mighty Corporation gym in Malolos City.


Regarded as one of the heavyweights in the province, the BSU squad hopes to add the Mighty Corporation-sponsored tournament to its vast collection of titles.

Even with BSU’s tall and experienced players, tournament Commissioner Dino Ponce Enrile still sees an exciting battle for the title since the seven other teams have prepared long and hard for the month-long tournament.

"With the preparations they made for the event, it’s going to be a wide open race for the title," said Ferrer.

This is the second project of the Mighty Corporation under the Mighty Sports Association following the successful staging of a football festival in Bacolod City last month. The association also plans to hold tournaments in other provinces as its commitment to help sports in the countryside.

Also taking part in the event also supported by ACCEL are STI-Balagtas, AMA-Malolos, St. Joseph of Sta. Maria, University of Regina Carmeli, Meycauayan College, Bulacan Polytechnic College and the Mighty Filter Kings.

Expected to grace the opening ceremony starting at 2:30 p.m. are Mighty Corporation General Manager Greg Lim, Bulacan Vice Governor Willy Sy Alvarado, Malolos Mayor Danilo Domingo, Alejandro Jojon and MSA’s Jean Alabanza.

BSU’s standout and team captain Angelo Aguilera will lead the players’ oath-taking.

To fire up the competition, STI-Balagtas is pitted against bitter rival AMA-Malolos, in a game expected to be thrilling and bruising.

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08-19-2007, 08:04 AM
SBS eyes sixth straight victory
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St. Benilde School goes for its sixth straight win when it clashes with co-second Mansilingan Christian Academy as the BUS Group-organized 12-Under Sharp Cup basketball tournament resumes at the Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Gametime is set at 8:30 a.m. with SBS as the solid favorite because of its elimination-round victory over MCA. In the battle of cellar-dwellers, St. Rose of Lima School battles Trinity Christian School at 10 a.m., before the 17-Under match between MCA and SRLS.

The afternoon schedule pits Tay Tung and Davies Paint. On Sunday, SBS battles Davies at 8:30 a.m. before BTTHS clashes against TCS. Tay Tung and SBS clash in the lone 17-Under division match at 11:30. *CPT

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08-20-2007, 08:01 AM
Carmeli downs Malolos cagers
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MALOLOS CITY — University of Regina Carmeli bounced back from an opening day loss by downing AMA-Malolos, 88-71, in the Mighty College Hoops Summit Friday at the Mighty Corporation gym here.


Beaten by guest team Mighty Filters Kings last Wednesday, the URC squad played true to form this time, coming through with a decisive run early in the final to turn what was expected to be an exciting contest into a rout.

The loss was the second for AMA-Malolos in the event presented by Mighty Sports Association and supported by ACCEL. It also lost to STI-Balagtas, 73-113, last Wednesday.

Alvin Sambo starred for URC as he logged in 19 points while Chervic Rebuyon paced AMA-Malolos with 14.

Meantime, the Mighty Filter Kings roared to their second straight win by outsteadying top favorite Bulacan State University, 104-103, behind the 45-point performance of Ruel Assay.

Also winning on opening day were St. Joseph of Sta. Maria which tripped Meycauayan College, 79-68, and BSU, which trounced Bulacan Polytechnic College, 100-73.

St. Joseph guns for its second straight win today when it battles AMA-Malolos, while Meycauayan College hopes to snap Mighty’s two-game winning run in the other game.

This is the second project of the MSA following the successful staging of a football festival in Bacolod City last month. The association also plans to hold tournaments in other provinces as part of its commitment to help sports in the countryside.

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08-23-2007, 10:40 AM
3T, ACSAT dispute MBL crown
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3T CORPORATION and Asian College of Science and Technology, two teams with contrasting credentials, dispute the title in the 2007 MBL Open basketball tournament today at the Central Colleges of the Philippines gym in Sta. Mesa, Manila.


Game time is 8:30 p.m. with the winner earning the distinction as the first-ever MBL champion since its successful revival this year.

3T Corp., handled by coach Johnny Cutaran and manager Dave Colina, earned the right to play in the winner-take-all finals by humbling National Interclub champion Wang’s Ballclub, 95-91.

ACSAT, mentored by Ricky Alcantara, advanced to the finals by edging Rusty Lopez, 73-72.

Former PBA chairman Ricky Vargas of Talk N Text and Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas executive director Patrick Gregorio have been invited to grace the awarding ceremony along with MBL chairman Alex Wang immediately after the game.

Vargas himself personally donated the championship trophy in this seven-team tournament sponsored by Dickeis Underwear, Wild Man Sandals and Slippers, PRC Couriers, Big Boy Resturant and Boulevard Mansion.