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04-29-2007, 07:50 AM
Archers, Eagles stage showdown in opener

The Philippine Star 04/29/2007

The Blue Eagles of the Ateneo de Manila University are anticipating a big challenge as they face the comebacking Green Archers of the De La Salle University in the main draw of today’s opening triple-header matches in the much-anticipated Filoil-Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at the San Juan Arena in San Juan.

Simple welcome rites and ceremonial toss by special guests San Juan Mayor JV Ejercito, Filoil president Francisco Pasicolan, Total Philippines vice president for sales Dexter Flores with league chairman David Dualan and commissioner Virgil Villavicencio formally open the month-long event.

In the last couple of weeks, Ateneo head coach Norman Black has been priming his team mentally and physically because he is anticipating a breakout game from Franz Pumaren’s De La Salle squad which is returning to active duty after serving a one-year suspension meted by UAAP last year.

True, the Green Archers may be a bit rusty from the lull, but Black, a multi-titled mentor in the Philippine Basketball Association, is taking no chances. In fact, he reminds his wards to play their best always especially when facing their fiercest archrival in the collegiate basketball.

The Archers, who won the Filoil-Flying V Homegrown Invitational Cup last year, are tipped to win anew as stalwarts Rico Maierhoffer, Cholo Villanueva, TY Tang, and JV Casio return for another tour of duty for La Salle.

The first game features NCAA defending champion San Beda versus favorite Letran at 2 p.m. while Jose Rizal University faces a tough National University in the 6 p.m. nightcap.

Filoil, Portagas, Flying V-Bio Diesel, Filpride-USA 88, Total Petroleum, Elf Lubricants, CDO Sausages, Smart Communications, Metro Oil, Bubble Tea, Banco de Oro, Security Bank, Gerry’s Grill and ACCEL are sponsors.

Tickets are available at TicketNet offices or at the gate of the San Juan Arena. Games aired over Solar Basketball TV.

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04-30-2007, 10:19 AM
Archers nip Eagles; SBC Lions score


By Inquirer Sports Staff
Inquirer
Last updated 02:27am (Mla time) 04/30/2007


MANILA, Philippines -- De La Salle University drew first blood in what is expected to be a thrilling resumption of its old rivalry with Ateneo de Manila University this year.

Gearing up for its return to the UAAP after a year-long suspension, the Green Archers nosed out the Blue Eagles, 71-69, at the start of the Filoil-Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan on Sunday.

A three-point play by veteran JV Casio clinched the win for the Archers, who blew a 63-59 lead with five minutes 41 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

Casio finished with 12 points behind another La Salle mainstay, TY Tang, who had 13.

Jobe Nkemakolem paced the rookie-leaden Eagles squad with 17 while Christopher Sumalinog added 14.

The Taft-based Archers started out strong and led by 30-20 before the Eagles rallied behind Sumalinog, Alex Rivera and Charles Tiu to tie the match at halftime, 34-all.

Pong Escobal shot 23 points and Gabby Lanete added 16 as San Beda College downed Letran College, 75-72, in the opening game of the series featuring the top teams expected to figure prominently in this season’s NCAA and UAAP wars.

The scores:

LA SALLE 71 -- Tang 13, Casio 12, Villanueva 8, Walsham 7, Co 7, Malabed 6, Lee 5, Batricevik 4, Cua 3, Ilad 3, Maierhoffer 2, Ferdinand 1.

ATENEO 69 -- Nkomakolem 17, Sumalinog 14, Rivera 9, Escueta 8, Baldis 5, Laterre 4, Quimzon 3, Dizon 3, Lastimosa 2, Gonzaga 2, De Guzman 2.

Quarters: 17-13, 34-34, 53-50, 71-69

gameface_one
05-02-2007, 09:48 AM
Filoil-Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup

UAAP champion Tigers take on Perpetual today
mb.com.ph



FIVE MORE collegiate teams, led by UAAP defending champion University of Santo Tomas, are seeing action today at the resumption of the Filoil-Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup slated at the San Juan Arena in San Juan.


The Growling Tigers, who are preparing for its title defense in the upcoming 70th UAAP season, face the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta Altas in the 4 p.m. main game.

The España-based squad will probably use this tune-up tournament to hone their passing and shooting skills — things that UST head coach Pido Jarencio said they lacked when they won the crown last year.

Jarencio’s rotation includes big man and rebound king Jervy Cruz, streak-shooter Jojo Duncil and flashy point guards Japs Cuan and Anthony Espiritu.

The Atlas will rely on Conrad Bauzon, Sang Myeon Lee and Vladimir Joe.

Meanwhile, Ateneo tries to bounce back from its 69-71 opening day loss to arch rival De La Salle University when it tangles with Mapua at 10 a.m.

In the other games, San Beda faces National University at 12 noon while Philippine Christian University goes up against University of the East at 2 p.m.

Filoil, Portagas, Flying V-Bio Diesel, FilprideUSA 88, Total Petroleum, Elf Lubricants, CDO Sausages, Smart Communications, Metro Oil, Bubble Tea, Banco de Oro, Security Bank, Gerry’s Grill and ACCEL are sponsors of the month-long tournament.

Fans can secure their tickets through the TicketNet office (911-5555) or the San Juan Arena gate.

gameface_one
05-02-2007, 09:50 AM
Tigers open bid; Lions seek 2nd victory



Inquirer
Last updated 04:40am (Mla time) 05/02/2007


MANILA, Philippines -- UAAP defending champion University of Santo Tomas kicks off its campaign, while NCAA titlist San Beda College seeks its second straight victory in the Filoil-Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup Wednesday at The Arena in San Juan.

The UST Tigers, led by Jervy Cruz and Jojo Duncil, will cap a heavy four-game bill against the University of Perpetual Help Altas at 4 p.m.

Fresh from their opening-day escape, the San Beda Lions shoot for a 2-0 card against the National University Bulldogs at noon.

Ateneo de Manila University tries to bounce back from its first-day setback against arch rival De La Salle University when it takes on Mapua Institute of Technology at 10 a.m.

University of the East and Philippine Christian University clash at 2 p.m.

Yousif Aljamal and Pong Escobal bailed out the Lions against the Letran College Knights in the last 21.8 seconds by nailing their charities for a 75-72 win on Sunday.

Escobal topscored with 23 points, while rookie Gabby Lanete added 16.

A Team B-laden Ateneo crew bowed to La Salle, 71-69, also Sunday.

UST coach Pido Jarencio said the Tigers will hone their passing and shooting skills to boost their repeat bid in the UAAP. Jasmine W. Payo

gameface_one
05-03-2007, 10:24 AM
NU upsets NCAA champs
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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY upset San Beda College, 84-76, last Tuesday in the Filoil-Flying V Preseason Invitational Cup at the San Juan Arena.


Trailing 69-74 with barely three minutes left, the Bulldogs suddenly came to life with Jay Jahnke, Jonathan Fenandez and Mike Salbado combining for 15 points while their defense limited the Red Lions to a mere basket to score the win.

Jahnke and Fernandez had 26 points apiece and Chris Catamora added 12 for the Bulldogs.

Pong Escobal paced San Beda with 21 markers while Samuel Ekwe and Gabby Laneta each made 13.

In the other games, Mapua outplayed Ateneo in two overtimes, 86-80, while University of the East thumped Philippine Christian University, 89-61.

The scores:

First Game

MAPUA 86 — Co 19, Banal 14, Sumalinog 13, Pascual 10, Dela Pena 9, Del Rosario 7, Mazo 5, Guillermo 4, Pascual 2, Acosta 2.

ATENEO 80 — Dizon 19, Nkomakolem 18, Sumalinog 16, Gonzaga 11, Escueta 8, Rivera 4, De Guzman 3, Quimzon 3, Katipunan 2, Tiu 2, Laterre 0, Intal 0, Lastimosa 0.

Quarters: 13-19, 30-28, 41-38, 67-67 (Reg.), 76-76 (1st OT), 86-80 (2nd OT)

Second Game

NU 84 — Jahnke 26, Fernandez 26, Catamora 12, Lingao-Lingao 7, Aguilar 5, Salbado 3, Berry 2, Luy 1.

SAN BEDA 76 — Escobal 21, Ekwe 13, Lanete 13, Tecson 10, Aljamal 8, Magay 4, Hermida 3, Marcelo 2, Taganas 0.

Quarters: 10-23, 29-41, 54-58, 84-76.

Third Game

UE 89 — Llagas 13, Arellano 12, Thiele 11, Fampulme 11, Martinez 8, Borboran 7, Bandaying 6, Acuna 5, Lee 4, Espiritu 3, Etrone 2, Gregorio 1.

PCU 61 — Busa 16, Boliver 11, Navarro 10, Gamez 8, McCoy 4, Graham 4, Siruma 4, Santos 2, Amparado 2, Pascual 0, Chien 0, Arce 0, Sumera 0, Manalili 0, De Ocampo 0.

Quarters: 21-12, 34-25, 69-41, 89-61.

gameface_one
05-04-2007, 11:38 AM
Tiger, Lions in clash of champs



Inquirer
Last updated 03:40am (Mla time) 05/04/2007


MANILA, Philippines -- Collegiate champions clash as UAAP titleholder University of Santo Tomas and NCAA winner San Beda College fight for the early lead in the Filoil-Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup on Friday at The Arena in San Juan.

The UST Tigers will be shooting for their second victory in the 6 p.m. nightcap after winning by default over University of Perpetual Help last Wednesday.

The San Beda Lions will also vie for their second win in three games after bowing to National University in an 84-78 decision two days ago.

A second straight triumph will go to the winner of the contest between Jose Rizal University and Mapua Institute of Technology when they clash in the curtain-raiser at noon.

Philippine Christian University takes on the debuting University of the Philippines at 2 p.m. while Ateneo de Manila University aims to end its winless run against Letran College at 4.

The JRU Bombers pulled off a 61-57 win over the NU Bulldogs with Jason Nocom and Marvin Hayes pacing a balanced charge in the Sunday opener while the Cardinals outlasted the Ateneo Eagles in double overtime, 86-80, Wednesday.

The Eagles earlier absorbed a 71-69 loss to De La Salle University Archers in the opener. Jasmine W. Payo

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05-04-2007, 11:44 AM
UST plays San Beda in battle of college champs
mb.com.ph





IT WILL be a duel of the reigning champions as UAAP’s University of Santo Tomas and NCAA’s San Beda College collide today in the main event of the Filoil-Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at the San Juan Arena.


The Red Lions were beaten by the National University Bulldogs, 84-78, in their last game and are raring to bounce back from that upset.

The Growling Tigers won by default over University of Perpetual Help System Dalta last Wednesday.

The first game features NCAA contenders Mapua Institute of Technology and Jose Rizal University meeting at 12 noon.

The Cardinals are coming off a big win, a double overtime over Ateneo de Manila University, 86-80, also last Wednesday while the Heavy Bombers are eyeing a second consecutive triumph in the event organized by Filoil and Flying V as a tune-up before the UAAP and NCAA seasons.

Philippine Christian University, meanwhile, battles the debuting University of the Philippines Maroons at 2 p.m.

PCU got blown out by the University of the East, 89-61, and may have its hands full against the Maroons, who will have veterans Vicmel Epres, Woody Co and Veejay Serios and sophomore sharpshooters Martin Reyes and Migs de Asis under the tutelage of multi-titled new head coach Joe Lipa.

The Blue Eagles, on the other hand, have yet to taste a victory in the tournament.

Interested parties may get their tickets from TicketNet or the gates at the ARENA. Filoil, Portagas, Flying V BioDiesel, Filpride - USA 88, Total Petroleum, Elf Lubricants, CDO Sausages, Smart Communications, Metro Oil, Bubble Tea, Banco de Oro, Security Bank, Gerrys Grill and ACCEL are the sponsors.

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05-05-2007, 06:57 PM
Bombers make threat known, trip Cardinals


By Marc Anthony Reyes
Inquirer
Last updated 04:39am (Mla time) 05/05/2007


MANILA, Philippines -- Armed with two of the most electrifying guards in the tournament, Jose Rizal University has already started saber-rattling for the coming collegiate season.

Marvin Hayes and John Marion Wilson threw the knockout punches for the Heavy Bombers, who floored the Cardinals of Mapua, 71-63, yesterday in the Filoil Flying V preseason invitational cup at The Arena in San Juan.

Hayes scored a game-high 18 points, including 12 in a telling run that spanned the second and third quarters that left the Cards gasping for breath.

From 17-16 after the first 10 minutes, Hayes and Wilson exploded with clutch baskets to zoom to a 58-48 lead going into the final period.

Hayes, an incoming junior for the Heavies, and sophomore Wilson are expected to lead the squad in the 83rd season of the NCAA which the school is hosting and their performance here is slowly making other member schools of the country’s oldest league take notice.

Hermes Sumalinog, Sean Co and Gil Guillermo tried to stage a rally for Mapua and they managed to bring the Cardinals to within 65-70, but Wilson spoiled it all by stringing up seven points in the endgame.

Sumalinog, Co and Guillermo all finished with 11 points for the Cards, while Jerby del Rosario contributed 10.

In the second game, Philippine Christian University employed a third-quarter blitz to down University of the Philippines, 85-76.

Navarro paced the Dolphins with 20 markers, while Amparado had 15 and Marlon Gomez got 10. Veejay Serios led the Maroons with 14 points.

The scores:

First Game

JRU 71—Hayes 18, Wilson 12, Cunanan 9, Se 6, Lituania 4, Pradas 4, Agas 3, Cruz 2, Nocom 2, Bungahis 0, Kabigting 0, Montemayor 0.

MAPUA 63—Sumalinog 11, Co, 11, Guillermo 11, Del Rosario 10, Dela Peña 6, Pascual 5, Mazo 4, Banal 3, Acosta 2, Cinco 0, Palomque 0.

Quarters: 17-16, 33-23, 58-45, 71-63

Second Game
PCU 85—Navarro 20, Amparado 15, Gomez 10, Manalili 9, McCoy 8, Boliver 8, Busa 5, Santos 5, Chien 4, Siruma 1, Somera 0.

UP 76—Serios 14, Agbayani 10, De Asis 8, Gamboa 7, Rivera 6, Yulo 5, Rosales 5, Lozano 3, Sison 2, Reyes 2, Wong 2, Hipolito 0, Dela Victoria 0.

Quarters: 17-23, 41-44, 71-63, 85-76

gameface_one
05-06-2007, 11:29 AM
Archers aim for win vs Lions

The Philippine Star 05/06/2007

Two favored teams clash in today’s triple-header as the De La Salle University faces a tough San Beda College at 4 p.m. in the Filoil-Flying V Preseason Invitational Cup set at The Arena in San Juan.

The Red Lions (2-1) will try to improve their standing against the Green Archers who are back on the warpath after their one-year suspension in the UAAP.

Rebound king Sam Ekwe, playmaker Pong Escobal and reliable Yousif Aljamal plus back-ups Ogie Menor, Ray Maggay and Dave Marcelo and Garvo Lanete are expected to carry the load for San Beda.

The Archers, inspired by their opening day win over the Ateneo Blue Eagles, will rely on veterans Ty Tang, JV Casio, Rico Maierhoffer and Cholo Villanueva in their bid for a second major victory.

In the opening match at 2 p.m., the UST Growling Tigers go up versus the Blue Eagles, who are still looking for their first win after three losses.

The young Tigers, all from the school’s Team B squad will try to improve their 1-1 win-loss record. Last Friday, they were routed by San Beda, 103-82.

The nightcap will feature the UPHSD Altas against the PCU Dolphins.

Tickets are available from TicketNet or at the gates.

Sponsors are Fiiloil Portagas, Flying V Bio-Diesel, Filpride-USA 88, Total Petroleum, Elf Lubricants, CDO Sausages, Smart Communications, Metro Oil, Bubble Tea, Banco de Oro, Security Bank, Gerry’s Grill and ACCEL.

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05-06-2007, 11:38 AM
UST, Ateneo cross paths in Filoil tilt



Inquirer
Last updated 06:41am (Mla time) 05/06/2007


GAMES TODAY (The Arena in San Juan)
2 p.m.—UST vs. Ateneo
4 p.m.—La Salle vs. San Beda
6 p.m.—Perpetual Help vs PCU

MANILA, Philippines -- Two struggling teams clash in today’s triple header as reigning UAAP champion University of Santo Tomas squares off against the team it beat for the title, Ateneo, in the Filoil-Flying V Preseason Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.

The Tigers and the Eagles square off at 2 p.m. after which De La Salle University faces a tough San Beda College in the 4 p.m. game.

Dubbed as Clash of the Titans, the Red Lions sport a 2-1 win–loss record will try to improve their standing against the Green Archers, who are dusting off the rust collected after a one-month hiatus forced on them by a season-long suspension.

Rebounding king Sam Ekwe, playmaker Pong Escobal and reliable Yousif Aljamal plus back-ups Ogie Menor, Ray Maggay and Dave Marcelo and Garvo Lanete expected to carry the load for San Beda.

The Archers on the other hand will ride on their opening day momentum where they won over the Ateneo Blue Eagles in a close match. DLSU will rely on veterans Ty Tang, JV Casio, Rico Maierhoffer and Cholo Villanueva to get them a second victory.

gameface_one
05-08-2007, 08:14 AM
Archers down Lions; Ateneo scores



Inquirer
Last updated 04:21am (Mla time) 05/08/2007


MANILA, Philippines -- De La Salle University pounded out a 97-84 victory over NCAA champion San Beda College in the Filoil-Flying V Preseason Invitational Cup Monday at The Arena in San Juan.

The Green Archers employed an up-tempo offense and half-court sets in the first three quarters to negate the impressive game of San Beda’s Sam Ekwe, who scored 25 points, including 15 in the fourth.

DLSU team captain Tyrone Tang matched Ekwe’s output to lead the Green Archers to their second straight victory. Veterans JV Casio and Rico Maierhofer chipped in 18 and 14, respectively, while Cholo Villanueva added 11.

Aside from Ekwe, three Red Lions also hit double figures with Yousif Al Jamal contributing 16 and JR Tecson and John Escobal canning 12 points apiece.

Ateneo de Manila University finally nailed a win after three tries as it crushed University of Santo Tomas, 67-60, in the second game.

Trailing by three at the end of the third canto, Alec Rivera and Mark Intal combined for 14 of the Blue Eagles’ 21 points in the fourth quarter to put the game away for good.

University of Perpetual Help System Dalta entered into the win column after disposing off Philippine Christian University, 68-61.

The scores:

First Game

DLSU 97 -- Tang 25, Casio 18, Maierhofer 14, Villanueva 11, Batricevic 7, Ilao 6, Co 4, Malabes 3, Lee 2, Walsham 2, Ferdinand 0.

SAN BEDA 84 -- Ekwe 25, Al Jamal 16, Tecson 12, Escobal 12, Lanete 6, Maggay 4, Hermida 3, Menor 3, Marcelo 3.

Quarters: 27-24, 52-43, 80-58, 97-84.

Second Game

ATENEO 67 -- Rivera 12, Intal 10, Nkomakolem 9, Escueta 8, Gonzaga 7, Quimson 5, Sumalinog 5, Tin 4, Dizon 3, Balmaceda 2, Katipunan 0, De Guzman 0.

UST 60 -- Basa 16, Afuang 15, Fenequito 8, Scott 6, Gaco 4, Ricalde 4, Badua 3, Salazar 2, Soriano 2.

Quarters: 16-12, 31-37, 46-49, 67-60.

cl.blue.24
05-08-2007, 12:26 PM
Archers down Lions; Ateneo scores



Inquirer
Last updated 04:21am (Mla time) 05/08/2007


MANILA, Philippines -- De La Salle University pounded out a 97-84 victory over NCAA champion San Beda College in the Filoil-Flying V Preseason Invitational Cup Monday at The Arena in San Juan.

The Green Archers employed an up-tempo offense and half-court sets in the first three quarters to negate the impressive game of San Beda’s Sam Ekwe, who scored 25 points, including 15 in the fourth.

DLSU team captain Tyrone t@ng matched Ekwe’s output to lead the Green Archers to their second straight victory. Veterans JV Casio and Rico Maierhofer chipped in 18 and 14, respectively, while Cholo Villanueva added 11.

Aside from Ekwe, three Red Lions also hit double figures with Yousif Al Jamal contributing 16 and JR Tecson and John Escobal canning 12 points apiece.

Ateneo de Manila University finally nailed a win after three tries as it crushed University of Santo Tomas, 67-60, in the second game.

Trailing by three at the end of the third canto, Alec Rivera and Mark Intal combined for 14 of the Blue Eagles’ 21 points in the fourth quarter to put the game away for good.

University of Perpetual Help System Dalta entered into the win column after disposing off Philippine Christian University, 68-61.

The scores:

First Game

DLSU 97 -- t@ng 25, Casio 18, Maierhofer 14, Villanueva 11, Batricevic 7, Ilao 6, Co 4, Malabes 3, Lee 2, Walsham 2, Ferdinand 0.

SAN BEDA 84 -- Ekwe 25, Al Jamal 16, Tecson 12, Escobal 12, Lanete 6, Maggay 4, Hermida 3, Menor 3, Marcelo 3.

Quarters: 27-24, 52-43, 80-58, 97-84.

Second Game

ATENEO 67 -- Rivera 12, Intal 10, Nkomakolem 9, Escueta 8, Gonzaga 7, Quimson 5, Sumalinog 5, Tin 4*, Dizon 3, Balmaceda 2, Katipunan 0, De Guzman 0.

UST 60 -- Basa 16, Afuang 15, Fenequito 8, Scott 6, Gaco 4, Ricalde 4, Badua 3, Salazar 2, Soriano 2.

Quarters: 16-12, 31-37, 46-49, 67-60.






corrections..
Ateneo vs UST was the first game, then DLSU vs SBC, then Prepetual vs PCU.

'Nkomakolem' is actually spelled 'Nkemakolam'

*there is no blue eagle with a last name of 'tin'.. maybe it's 'tiu' typo error? letter 'U' and 'N' are far from each other in the keyboard..

;)

RockLobster
05-08-2007, 02:22 PM
^Lowercase "u" is like lowercase "n" when handwritten hastily, so the error must have come from there... Unless Ateneo has a female player on its men's basketball roster named Chris-Tin... ;D

Kid Cubao
05-08-2007, 02:54 PM
hehehe ;D

paul_tamaraws
05-08-2007, 09:55 PM
kamusta na ang feu sa filoil-flying v? anu nang standing nila?

gameface_one
05-09-2007, 08:01 AM
FEU vs Letran; MIT plays SBC
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FAR EASTERN University makes its debut against Letran today in the resumption of the Filoil-Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at the San Juan Arena.


The Tamaraws, now coached by former national player and pro Glenn Capacio, will field a team of old reliables and tough rookies in the 2 p.m. match against the Knights.

Marlon Adolfo, Benedict Fernandez and big man Alfred Gerilla are expected to carry the team but new faces Mark Barroca, Paul Sanga and former Baby Tam star Jens Knuttel could steal the show from them.

The Knights are coming off an ego-boosting 72-63 triumph over the Ateneo Blue Eagles last week and will definitely be eyeing a second consecutive win.

The Mapua Cardinals and San Beda Red Lions clash in the 4 p.m. encounter.

The Cardinals, likewise, would like to secure a berth in the quarterfinals while San Beda is aching to go back and win after bowing to De La Salle last Sunday.

Jose Rizal University, the only team with a clean slate after two games, stakes its unblemished record against the Philippine Christian University in the main game at 6 p.m.

Interested parties may get tickets through TicketNet or at the Arena gate. Filoil Portagas, Flying V Bio-Diesel, Filpride Energy Corp., Total Philippines Corporation, Elf Lubricants, SMART Communications, Shell Flintkote, Security Bank, Banco de Oro, Gerry’s Grill, Revicon I-ON, BAYO, CDO Holiday Hotdogs, Immuvit and ACCEL are sponsors.

gameface_one
05-12-2007, 09:43 AM
Letran, NU tear down rivals



Inquirer
Last updated 04:49am (Mla time) 05/12/2007


GAMES TOMORROW (The Arena)
2 p.m. DLSU vs JRU
4 p.m. PCU vs Ateneo
6 p.m. UE vs Letran

MANILA, Philippines—The National University Bulldogs sure know how to attract attention.

After beating defending NCAA winner San Beda College, the NU Bulldogs picked three-time UAAP champion Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles as their next victims, hacking out an 81-63 decision yesterday in the Filoil-Flying V Preseason Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.

In the opening match, Letran evened its record to 2-2 after an 83-74 victory over University of the Philippines, which is still winless in two outings.

Jay Jahnke led three other Bulldogs who scored in double figures, sinking a game-high 20 markers while getting support from Edwin Asoro who made 17, Jonathan Fernandez who added 16 and Mike Salbado who had 11 points.

From a 33-32 halftime lead, Jahnke had a 10-point explosion in the third canto to help the Bulldogs erect a 55-44 advantage entering the payoff quarter.

The Eagles, who fell to 1-4, got 16 points from Jobe Nkomakolem and 12 markers each from Christopher Sumalinog and Martin Quimson.

NU dropped its first match, 61-57, against Jose Rizal University on April 29, but rebounded with an 84-76 trouncing of San Beda three days later.
Ateneo had so far lost to arch rival De La Salle, Mapua and Letran while its lone win came at the expense of 2006 UAAP finals tormentor University of Sto. Tomas.

The Knights were somewhat tentative during the first period, trailing 12-18 prompting coach Louie Alas to lash out at his players.

“They were too excited at first. I had to remind them this is a team game, they shouldn’t be making moves without looking at our set plays,” Alas said.

Alas’ reprimand hit its target, as the Knights ended the first half with a 16-point spread, 54-38.

The scores:

LETRAN 83—Melegrito 15, Daa 13, Guevarra 11, Refosar 10, Faundo 10, Quinday 9, Jazul 6, Dangcal 3, Ranises 2, Cabonce 2, del Rosario 2.
UP 74—Serios 20, Agbayani 15, Reyes 9, Rivera 8, de Asis 4, Epres 3, Rosales 3, del Victoria 3, Marfori 3, Hipolito 2, Gamboa 2.
Quarterscores: 12-18; 54-38; 73-65; 83-74.

gameface_one
05-13-2007, 12:48 PM
Bombers, Archers collide for FilOil lead



Inquirer
Last updated 05:36am (Mla time) 05/13/2007


MANILA, Philippines – Jose Rizal University and La Salle clash in a battle of unbeaten teams in the FilOil-Flying V Preseason Invitational Cup today at the Arena in San Juan.

The Bombers, with three straight wins, also tries to secure a berth in the next round with a win over the Archers at 2 p.m.

The Archers, seeking a grand return to the UAAP this season, are gunning for a third victory and a second win over an NCAA team after toppling reigning champ San Beda early this week.

Ateneo tries to bounce back from Thursday’s loss to National University when it takes on Philippine Christian University at 4 p.m. while University of the East seeks a third straight win when it tangles with Letran at 6.

The Eagles, who are using their second stringers, have a 1-4 record like the Dolphins, who are banned from the NCAA this season.

The Knights (2-2) are bidding to halt a two-game skid.

The NCAA host this year, JRU will have to get big numbers from Marvin Hayes, Jason Nocom, Maui Pradas and JM Wilson—all of them veterans of last year’s team under coach Ariel Vanguardia, to get past the Archers.

La Salle coach Franz Pumaren is expected to count on Rico Maierhofer, JV Casio, Ty Tang and Cholo Villanueva. Marc Anthony Reyes

abcdef
05-13-2007, 07:03 PM
To the mods:

can we have a standings tally here?

gameface_one
05-13-2007, 10:53 PM
To the mods:

can we have a standings tally here?



Will only post them as they officially come from the league organizers.

gameface_one
05-14-2007, 08:02 AM
Bombers shatter Archers, grab lead


By Romina Austria
Inquirer
Last updated 03:43am (Mla time) 05/14/2007


MANILA, Philippines -- The Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers overhauled a four-point deficit in the final 1:21 of the game to turn back the UAAP heavyweights De La Salle University Green Archers, 82-79, Sunday and grab the solo lead in the Filoil-Flying V Preseason Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.

With four wins in the 13-team field, JRU likewise secured a slot in the quarterfinal round which begins June 4.

The Archers controlled the game most of the way, holding a 79-75 spread after team captain Tyrone Tang connected on a triple with 1:21 left.

But Heavy Bomber John Wilson converted three free throws while Jason Nocom scored on a breakaway layup off a steal from Tang, giving the Mandaluyong-based squad its first taste of the lead, 80-79, only 21.8 seconds to play.

DLSU coach Franz Pumaren designed a final play for JV Casio but a triple team forced the veteran Archer to miss a 10-foot heave.

Wilson recovered the loose ball and sank a layup for the final score.

DLSU, the six-time UAAP men’s champion team which was suspended from the 2006 season due to ineligibility violations, dropped to 2-1.

Playmaker Mark Cagoco paced JRU with a game-high 23 markers, Wilson added 15 and Marvin Hayes contributed 11.

La Salle was led by Tang with 16 points while Rejan Lee and Cholo Villanueva chipped in 12 markers each.

The Scores:
JRU 82 -- Cagoco 23, Wilson 15, Hayes 11, Sena 9, Se 8, Nocom 6, Pradas 5, Bungahis 3, Cunanan 2, Kabigting 0.
LA SALLE 79 -- Tang 16, Lee 12, Villanueva 12, Co 7, Casio 6, Atkins 5, Ilad 5, Malabes 4, Mangahas 4, Cua 2, Walsham 0, Batricevic 0, Ferdinand 0.
Quarters: 18-21; 39-40; 59-65; 82-79.

cl.blue.24
05-14-2007, 11:26 AM
any news on the game after JRU and DLSU?
the ADMU - PCU game?
I'm eager to know the scores of the players :)

Sam Miguel
05-14-2007, 03:35 PM
What is it with JRU and Lasalle in the hardcore tournaments?

Lasalle plastered JRU in the Finals of the Homegrown Cup several months back. Now JRU has gotten back at Lasalle in the ongoing Fil-Oil Preseason.

Looks like Cagoco, Wilson, Sena, Nocom and Hayes have actually gotten better collectively in the absence of erstwhile King Bomber Floyd Dedicatoria. The sheer speed, athletic ability, toughness and overall court smarts of these guys has developed almost exponentially over the last two months. Kudos to Coach Ariel Vanguardia because it seems he has found just the right buttons to push for these Bombers. Beating the Green Archers is no easy trick (Ateneo and the rest of the UAAP know this only too well) and this kind of a masterful show of composure and determination by the Heavy Bombers is nothing to scoff at. I daresay the rest of the NCAA better watch out in Season 83.

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05-18-2007, 10:11 AM
Filoil-Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup

JRU aims for perfect slate
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JOSE RIZAL University will try to keep its unblemished record intact when its tackles Letran today in the Filoil-Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan City.


The Heavy Bombers of JRU (4-0) are on top of standings in Group A and are already assured of a quarterfinal slot while Letran (2-3) are aiming to improve their record in Group B where they trail co-leaders De La Salle University and National University with identical 2-1 cards.

Far Eastern University (2-0) is aiming to fortify its drive for a quarterfinal slot in Group A when it goes up against the De La Salle University at 2 p.m.

Despite the win-loss record, the FEU Tamaraws are not yet assured in the tournament second phase and will be hard-pressed to win against La Salle, which absorbed its first loss in three games at the hands of the Jose Rizal University last Sunday.

La Salle has a 2-1 card and is tied with National University atop in Group B. However, the Green Archers and Bulldogs will have to secure victories today to get ahead of the pack.

Mapua (1-2) battles winless University of the Philippines (0-2) in the opening game at 12 noon while University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (1-1) faces NU (2-1) at 4 p.m. The Bulldogs are riding crest of an 18-point massacre of Ateneo last week.

The quarterfinals (June 4), semifinals (June 11) and finals (June 13) will be broadcast live over Basketball TV of Solar Sports. Afficonados who wish to see live action at the ARENA may get their tickets from TicketNet or at the Arena gate.

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05-19-2007, 10:44 AM
La Salle five edges FEU; Jose Rizal U nips Letran


By Romina Austria
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Last updated 05:06am (Mla time) 05/19/2007


MANILA, Philippines—La Salle relied on perfect free-throw shooting in the stretch to move closer to a quarterfinal slot after it edged Far Eastern University, 82-76, yesterday in the FilOil-Flying V Pre-season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.

Trailing most of the way, Tyrone Tang and Marko Batricevik connected from outside and allowed the Green Archers to turn a 64-58 deficit at the end of three periods into a 78-73 lead with only 26.2 seconds to play.

After the Tamaraws missed twice from the three-point area and Ricardo Cawaling muffed two free throws, JV Casio converted both his charity shots to increase the lead to 80-73.

La Salle paces Group B at 3-1 while FEU absorbed its first loss in three games in Group A.

In the opening match, Sean Christopher Co exploded with 20 points to carry Mapua to an 83-76 victory over the University of the Philippines. Mapua leveled its mark to 2-2 while UP remained winless in three starts.

National University joined De La Salle on top of Group B, slipping past Perpetual Help, 78-75, in the third game.

In the nightcap, Jose Rizal U nipped Letran, 78-76.

The Bulldogs scored their third win in four matches while handing the Altas a 1-2 record.

The scores:

First Game

MAPUA 83—Co 20, Dela Peña 14, Pascual N. 12, Sumalinog 8, Guillermo 8, Cornejo 6, Acosta 5, Pascual J. 4, Mazo 2, Banal 2, Cinco 2, Palomique 0.

UP 76—Serioso 13, Co 13, Rivera 10, Marforio 8, Lopez 7, Sison 6, De Asis 6, Reyes 5, Gamboa 2, Hipolito 2, Epres 2, Dela Victoria 0, Rosales 0.

Quarters: 23-25; 40-44; 64-62; 83-76

Second Game

LA SALLE 82—Tang 14, Batricevik 12, Casio 11, Maeirhoffer 11, Lee 10, Villanueva 8, Co 7, Mangahas J. 7, Atkins 2, Ilad 0, Cua 0.

FEU 76—Cawaling 18, Sanga 11, Gerilla 8, Barachael 8, Adolfo 8, Baroca 7, Fernandez 6, Ramos 4, Reyes 3, Cervantes 3.

Quarters: 15-20; 42-48; 58-64; 82-76

Third Game

NU 78—Fernandez 24, Catamora 13, Aguilar 12, Salbado 8, Jahnke 7, Asoro 4, Malagueño 3, Ponferrada 2, Lingao 2, Terso 0, Cabaluna 0, Berry 0, Luy 0, Boloran 0.

PERPETUAL 75—Reyes 19, Kong 13, Lee 9, Balboa 7, Salonga 6, Inyon 6, Galabun 3, Manuel 3, Liaz 3, Febrian 2.

Quarters: 17-8; 35-39; 54-56; 78-75

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05-19-2007, 10:57 AM
DLSU, Mapua beat foes in Filoil tourney
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DE LA Salle University (DLSU) used a fourth quarter run to upend Far Eastern University, 82-76, to complete a come-from-behind win and increased their chances for a quarterfinal slot in the Filoil-Flying V Preseason Invitational Cup played at The Arena in San Juan City.


Trailing 64-58 after the third quarter, La Salle coach turned to veterans Tyrone Tang and Rico Maierhoffer who combined for 17 of the Green Archers’ 24-point blast to book their third win in four games in Group B.

Tang, La Salle’s team captain, finished with 14 points, Marko Batricevic made 12 and Maierhoffer and JV Casio contributed 11 points each.

FEU, limited to 12 markers in the pay-off period for their first loss in three games for a 2-1 mark in Group A, was paced by the 18 of Ricardo Cawaling while MVP statistical leader Marnel Baracael struggled all afternoon for a measly eight points.

Mapua defeated University of the Philippines, 83-76, in the other match to improve to second in the standings with a 2-2 win-loss record, just a game behind La Salle.

The Cardinals, who stared at a 40-44 deficit halftime, clamped their defense in the third quarter to grab a two-point lead at 64-62. Sean Co had eight and Kerby dela Peña added seven in that stretch.

Co led the way for Mapua with 20 markers and was ably backed up by Dela Peña who had 14. Maroons’ Veejay Serios and Woody Co canned 13 points apiece for UP.

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05-20-2007, 05:30 PM
Bulldogs face Warriors; UP takes on UST



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Last updated 06:13am (Mla time) 05/20/2007


GAMES TODAY (The Arena)
2 p.m.—Perpetual vs Letran
4 p.m.—NU vs UE
6 p.m.—UP vs UST

MANILA, Philippines—The race for quarterfinal berths in the FilOil-Flying V Pre-season Invitational Cup heats up at The Arena in San Juan, with all six protagonists today still in the thick of the fight.

National University, which shares the Group B leadership with idle De La Salle at 3-1, has the inside track as a win over University of the East in their 4 p.m. match would assure the Bulldogs of at least a tie for one of four quarterfinal seats in their group.

The UE Warriors, holding a 2-0 mark, are pinning their hopes on veterans Marcy Arellano, James Martinez and Elmer Espiritu to carry them past the Bulldogs.

NU’s victims include defending NCAA champion San Beda College, which it beat, 84-76, on May 2, and three-time UAAP winner Ateneo de Manila, 81-63, on May 11.

The top four teams from each group would advance to the next stage. Only Jose Rizal University, Group A topnotcher at 5-0, is assured of advancing to the next round.

Letran, reeling from back-to-back losses that include a 78-76 defeat to JRU Friday night, faces Perpetual Help at 2 p.m.

The main game pits defending UAAP champion University of Santo Tomas against winless University of the Philippines at 6 p.m. Romina S. Austria

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05-21-2007, 12:59 PM
Knights survive Altas; Warriors pull off No.3



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Last updated 03:27am (Mla time) 05/21/2007


MANILA, Philippines -- Letran College gained a playoff for a Group B quarterfinal berth while University of the East remained unbeaten in Group A Sunday in the Filoil-Flying V Preseason Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.

After a dismal start that saw both Letran and University of Perpetual Help scoring just nine points apiece, coach Louie Alas’ Knights found their range in the second half to score a 71-69 decision.

Letran improved to 3-4 and gained a playoff for a quarterfinal seat.

Perpetual tasted its second straight loss for 1-3 and must sweep its last two matches to stay alive.

In the other featured match, the UE Warriors upended the National University Bulldogs, 76-72, to remain unscathed in three starts in Group B.

The Bulldogs dropped to 3-2.

The Knights picked up the pace in the third with swingman RJ Jazul scattering 11 points, helping Letran cut down the lead to four, 53-49, with just a full quarter remaining.

Jazul topscored for Letran with 18 markers and Miko Quinday made 11.

Raffy Inyon led Perpetual Help with a game-high 22 points while Nat Salanga contributed 11. Inquirer Sports Staff

gameface_one
05-24-2007, 12:01 PM
La Salle, UE gain Filoil tilt q’finals


By Romina Austria
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Last updated 03:58am (Mla time) 05/24/2007


MANILA, Philippines – De La Salle University and University of the East crushed separate foes Wednesday to barge into the quarterfinals of the Filoil-Flying V Preseason Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.

La Salle, with all but one of 14 players fielded in by coach Franz Pumaren contributing, overpowered University of the Philippines, 72-56, to become the first quarterfinalist in Group B.

UE joined Jose Rizal University in the Group A quarterfinals with a 98-78 rout of University of Santo Tomas in the second game.

The Green Archers, who were led by slotman Rico Maierhoffer’s 12 points and 10 rebounds, improved to 4-1.

The UP Maroons slumped to a 1-4 slate but are still in contention for the remaining two quarterfinals slots in Group A.

The Warriors outclassed the Tigers in the other match, leading by as many as 22 points, 57-35, at the start of the second half when Raffy Reyes sank a triple.

UE is unbeaten in four games, a game behind idle Group A leader JRU, while UST, despite relegation to the Group B cellar at 1-4, still has a slim chance of advancing to the next phase.

gameface_one
05-27-2007, 05:25 PM
Altas, Tams, Cardinals eye quarterfinals



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Last updated 00:16am (Mla time) 05/27/2007


MANILA, Philippines—Mapua sets its sights on a quarterfinal berth while the chances of Far Eastern University and Perpetual Help hinge on each other’s performance as the Filoil-Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup enters the penultimate playing day of the elimination round today at The Arena in San Juan.

A win by the Cardinals over the University of the East Warriors in the 6 p.m. main game will send them to the next round along with fellow Group B squads La Salle and National University.

However, a Mapua loss would allow Letran to tie at 3-4 while also giving Philippine Christian University a slim chance to equal their marks with a victory against San Beda College on June 1.

The quotient system will be used in case of ties.

FEU eyes a win against University of Santo Tomas at 2 p.m. and will hope for a La Salle victory over Perpetual Help in the 4 p.m. match for a trouble-free ride to the quarterfinals.

San Beda would also qualify outright as neither Perpetual nor University of the Philippines would be able to catch the Red Lions’ 3-2 slate.

But if FEU loses and Perpetual wins, the Altas get the quarterfinal seat.

Should both FEU and Perpetual win or lose, the quotient system will be applied as they would emerge with 2-4 cards.

The Green Archers will try to improve on their 4-1 card to strengthen their hold on the top spot in Group B.

UE is already in the Group A quarterfinals while UST is still fighting for a slot in Group B.

Jose Rizal University has also qualified to the Group A quarterfinals.

The quarterfinal round which begins on June 4 would pit the No. 1 team against the No. 4 while the No. 2 and No. 3 squads collide.

The group winners meet in the June 11 semifinal while the championship game is set on June 13.

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05-28-2007, 08:32 AM
Tamaraws oust Tigers, advance with Red Lions



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Last updated 07:18am (Mla time) 05/28/2007


MANILA, Philippines -- Far Eastern University pounded University of Santo Tomas, 84-57, and barged into the quarterfinals of the Filoil-Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup Sunday at The Arena in San Juan.

Outscoring the UST Tigers in the second half, 51-33, the Tamaraws easily qualified in Group A at 3-3 while towing along San Beda College behind leaders Jose Rizal University and University of the East.

With just one playing day left, San Beda’s 3-2 slate is already beyond reach of the University of the Philippines (1-4). University of Perpetual Help (2-4) and Ateneo de Manila University (1-5) are out of it all.

UST bowed out of the Group B quarterfinal race with a 1-5 slate. Even if they win over JRU on June 1, Letran College (3-4), Philippine Christian University (2-4) and Mapua Institute of Technology (3-4) are assured of a higher finish than the Tigers.

De La Salle University posted a similar lopsided win over Perpetual Help in the second game, 71-55, to retain the Group B lead at 5-1 and oust the latter from the next round.

UE equalled JRU’s 5-0 card in Group A after beating Mapua, 71-55, in the nightcap.

The quotient system will determine the fourth quarterfinalist in Group B in case of a triple tie at 3-4 among Mapua, Letran and PCU.

Marnel Baracael and Alfredo Gerilla topscored for the Tams with 17 points apiece. Romina Austria

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05-31-2007, 09:28 AM
4 matches kick off Fil-Oil quarterfinal
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FILOIL-FLYING V Sports, the organizers of the Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup, has teamed up with Smart Communications to give fans an extra treat once they watch the games at The Arena in San Juan.


From the quarterfinal round – starting tomorrow – to the finals, fans get the chance to win Smart phone cards ranging from P300 to P500.

Four games that will determine the final placings for the quarterfinal round will be featured in the last playing day of the elims.

Though Jose Rizal University, University of the East, San Beda and FEU have completed the Group A cast, their placings will be known tomorrow. Both UE and JRU tote similar 50 cards.

Should the Heavy Bombers beat the UP Maroon squad in their 12 noon encounter and UE lose to the La Salle Gren Archers, the Bombers face the No. 4 FEU Tamaraws in their quarterfinal knock out match.

If that happens, UE takes on No. 3 San Beda (3-2). But if UE prevails over La Salle, the Warriors will clinch the No. 1 due to their superior quotient. In that case, they will face the Tamaraws, while Heavy Bombers collide with San Beda.

In Group B, Philippine Christian Univerity (2-4) collides with San Beda in a repeat of last year’s NCAA finals with the Dolphins needed a win to advance into the next round.

La Salle (5-1), NU (4-2) and Letran (3-4) have already secured quarter final slots.

But if La Salles loses to UE and NU beats University of Santo Tomas by more than 10 points, the Bulldogs will emerge No. 1 in Group B followed by La Salle, Letran and PCU.

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06-01-2007, 05:46 PM
Leading Warriors, Archers collide Friday



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GAMES FRIDAY (The Arena, San Juan)
12 noon -- NU vs UP
2 p.m. -- JRU vs UST
4 p.m. -- DLSU vs UE
6 p.m. -- San Beda vs PCU

MANILA, Philippines -- University of the East shoots for a six-game sweep against De La Salle University on Friday at the close of the eliminations of the Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.

The Warriors of Dindo Pumaren are slightly favored over the Archers of elder brother Franz in the 4 p.m. match.

It will be National University against University of the Philippines at noon, Jose Rizal University against University of Santo Tomas at 2 and San Beda College against Philippine Christian University at 6.

The Group A frontrunner Warriors have the edge in offense as they average 88.6 points per game in the tournament against the 78.7 ppg of the Archers, who are looking to improve their leading card in Group B to 6-1.

UE will lean on veteran Marcy Arellano, Narciso Llagas and Mark Borboran with help from Mark Famplume and 3-point artist James Martinez.

Tyrone Tang is expected to lead La Salle along with Rico Maierhofer and Cholo Villanueva.

Tickets are available at TicketNet or at the gate. Inquirer Sports Staff

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06-02-2007, 10:34 AM
UE creams La Salle, keeps Filoil card perfect


By Romina Austria
Inquirer
Last updated 05:13am (Mla time) 06/02/2007


MANILA, Philippines—University of the East upended La Salle, 77-64, yesterday and emerged as the only unbeaten team in the eliminations of the Filoil-Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.

Meanwhile, also-rans University of the Philippines and Santo Tomas left the tournament on a high note by trouncing their favored foes.

Kelvin Gregorio poured in 10 of his game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter to lead UE to a 6-0 slate and a Group A quarterfinal date with either San Beda or Far Eastern University.

Gregorio accounted for six points in an 8-0 run that gave the Warriors the game’s biggest lead, 73-56, 6:07 to play.

Despite the loss, La Salle kept the top seed in Group B and will meet either Mapua or Philippine Christian University in the next round.

National U finished the single-round eliminations with a second-best 4-3 record in Group B and will take on Letran in the quarterfinals.

UP scored an upset in the first game with a 90-79 trouncing of National University to end its campaign with a 2-4 slate.

UST (2-5) posted the day’s other surprise in the third game, dealing Jose Rizal University its first and only loss in six games with a 96-92 decision.

Migs de Asis paced the Maroons with 20 points. Woodward Co added 15 and Magi King Sison and Martin Reyes chipped in 11 apiece.

Abner Afuang and Hector Badua led the Tigers’ onslaught, making 23 and 17 points, respectively.

PCU will clinch Group B’s final quarterfinal slot and oust Mapua if it beats San Beda in the fourth game still being played at press time.

The scores:

First Game

UP 90—De Asis 20, Co 15, Sison 11, Reyes 11, Epres 9, Gamboa 8, Rivera 8, Agbayani 2, Marfori 1

NU 79— Jahnke 19, Lingao Lingao 15, Salvado 12, Malagueño 8, Aguilar 7, Baloran 5, Porfeda 3

Quarters: 23-21, 40-33, 62-56, 90-79

Second Game

UST 96—Afuang 23, Badua 17, Basa 14, Scott 14, Penequito 9, Revereza 8, Soriano 5, Ricalde 3, Marquez 2, Salazar 1

JRU 92—Wilson 25, Hayes 17, Agas 13, Cagoco 11, Cunanan 10, Lituania 4, Nocom 4, Sena 4, Se 4

Quarters: 26-21, 45-36, 72-54, 96-92

Third Game

UE 77—Gregorio 18, Fampulme 13, Martinez 10, Espiritu 9, Borboran 5, Llagas 4, Arellano 4, Bandaying 3, Thiele 3, Lingganay 0, Acuna 0

LA SALLE 64—Tang 12, Villanueva 12, Maeirhoffer 12, Mangahas 8, Co 7, Lee 6, Cua 3, Ferdinand 2, Batricevik 2, Atkins 1, Walsham 0, Ilad 0

Quarters: 20-18; 43-34; 62-56; 77-64

gameface_one
06-04-2007, 07:39 AM
Filoil hoops q’finals get going



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Last updated 06:45am (Mla time) 06/04/2007


MANILA, Philippines -- It’s down to eight teams in the Filoil-Flying V Preseason Invitational Cup as the quarterfinal round starts today at The Arena in San Juan featuring the top four squads of the two groups.

The National University-Letran College tussle kicks off the four-game schedule at 11 a.m., followed by the San Beda College-Jose Rizal University tiff at 1 p.m.

Group B topnotcher De La Salle University, which ended the eliminations with a 5-2 card, squares off with No. 4 Mapua Institute of Technology at 3 p.m. while Group A top seed University of the East battles Far Eastern University at 5 p.m.

NU ended the Group B eliminations with a second-best 4-3 card while Letran was at No. 3 at 3-4, emerging with a superior quotient than Mapua which also submitted a 3-4 mark.

JRU dropped to second place at 5-1 in Group A following a loss to also-ran University of Santo Tomas, 96-92, at the close of eliminations last Friday while San Beda maintained its hold of third spot with an 87-69 rout of Philippine Christian University for a 4-2 overall tally.

La Salle finished its elimination campaign with a 77-64 loss to UE but retained a hold of top spot at 5-2 as NU likewise lost its final assignment to drop to 4-3.

Mapua has San Beda to thank for its quarterfinal seat as the Red Lions’ win over the PCU Dolphins assured its entry into today’s matches. Had PCU won, Mapua would have been bumped off due to its inferior quotient.

UE will be carrying the momentum of its 6-0 mark into the quarterfinals against fellow UAAP squad FEU.

Today’s winners will advance to the June 11 semifinals while the winner-take-all championship game is set on June 13. Romina S. Austria

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06-05-2007, 08:34 AM
Red Lions thwart Bombers, face Bulldogs in semifinals


By Jasmine W. Payo
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Last updated 05:00am (Mla time) 06/05/2007


MANILA, Philippines -- San Beda College star Yousif Aljamal poured in eight of his 18 points in a key third-quarter rally as the Red Lions trounced the Jose Rizal University Bombers, 89-84, to advance to the semifinal round of the Filoil-Flying V Preseason Invitational Cup Monday at The Arena in San Juan.

The Red Lions remain favored in the Final Four when they tackle the National University Bulldogs, who outlasted the Letran College Knights, 74-66, in the other quarterfinal duel.

Cyrus Malaguena took over the scoring load in the second period to pace the Bulldogs with 18 points.

Along with Aljamal, Ogie Menor and Pong Escobal provided the defensive stops for the Red Lions who roared to a 70-56 advantage after trailing 40-42 at the half.

Menor drilled in a team-high 19 points, while Escobal contributed 16 markers.

The Heavy Bombers dictated the tempo in the first half behind JM Wilson, James Sena and Mark Cagoco.

Wilson paced the Bombers with a game-high 21 points.

The Knights also put up a strong effort with Dino Daa and RJ Jazul before Malaguena sparked a Bulldogs comeback that tied the count at 37.

De La Salle University, starring James Mangahas and veterans JV Casio, Rico Maierhofer and Tyrone Tang, also made it to the next phase when it turned back Mapua Institute of Technology, 95-90.

The four Green Archers actually combined for 68 of the 95 points scored by La Salle that spoiled the hot shooting of Mapua Cardinals Kevin dela Pena and Sean Co, who fired 26 and 25 markers, respectively.

La Salle is awaiting the result of the match between University of the East and Far Eastern University to determine its next opponent.

The scores:

First Game
NATIONAL U 74 -- Malagueño 18, Ponferada 10, Baloran 9, Jahnke 7, Aguila 5, Luy 5, Lingao- Lingao 4, Catamora 3.
LETRAN 66 -- Daa 11, Jazul 10, Guevaraa 9, Cabonce 9, Quinday 8, Faundo 6, Reposar 6, Del Rosario 3, Mekegrito 2, Dangcal 2.
Quarters: 17-25, 37-37, 55-47, 74-66

Second Game
SAN BEDA 89 -- Menor 19, Aljamal 18, Escobal 16, Lanete 16, Hermida 9, Ekwe 7, Magay 2, Marcelo 2.
JOSE RIZAL U 84 -- Wilson 21, Sena 19, Cagoco 13, Nocom 9, Hayes 9, Cunanan 5, Agas 4, Bulangis 4.
Quarters: 15-19, 40-42, 70-56, 89-84

Third Game
LA SALLE 95 -- Mangahas 20, Casio 19, Maierhofer 17, Tang 12, Batricevic 7, Villanueva 6, Walsham 5, Co 5, Atkins 2, Ilad 2.
MAPUA 90 -- Dela Peña 26, Co 25, Pascual 15, Guillermo 11, Del Rosario 6, Banal 5, Acosta 2.
Quarters: 31-21, 47-48, 67-72, 95-90

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06-11-2007, 01:39 PM
Warriors, Archers eye Filoil finals



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Last updated 02:51am (Mla time) 06/11/2007


GAMES MONDAY (The Arena, San Juan)
1 p.m. -- NU vs. La Salle
3 p.m. -- San Beda vs. UE

MANILA, Philippines -- Elimination Topnotchers University of the East and De La Salle University try to arrange a championship showdown in the Filoil-Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup when they take on separate rivals Monday at The Arena in San Juan.

La Salle, which topped Group B with a 5-2 card and disposed of Mapua Institute of Technology in the quarterfinals, tangles with National University at 1 p.m. for the first finals slot.

UE, unbeaten in six games in the eliminations, bested Far Eastern University in the quarterfinals and will seek the other finals berth against San Beda College at 3 p.m.

The Archers and the Warriors moved into the semifinals with wins over the Mapua Cardinals and Far Eastern Tamaraws, respectively.

But the Bulldogs hope to stop the Archers with their high-scoring trio of Jay Jahnke, Cyrus Malagueno and Jonathan Fernandez. Romina S. Austria

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06-12-2007, 08:39 AM
La Salle, San Beda forge Filoil showdown
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VETERAN JV Casio pumped in a game-high 26 points to help lift De La Salle University to an 86-78 win over National University yesterday to arrange a championship match against San Beda College in the Filoil-Flying V Preseason Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.


San Beda, the reigning NCAA champions, held off University of the East in overtime, 96-92, in the other semifinals. The championship game will be held tomorrow also at the Arena.

Held to only three points after the first 10 minutes, Casio exploded for 10 of the Green Archers’ 23 points in the second period that erased a 20-26 deficit and gave them a 43-40 lead at the turn.

Casio caught fire again in the fourth as he made 10 of the last 22 points for La Salle.

San Beda led by four points in the last 15 seconds of regulation but a passing error and a dribbling violation by playmaker Pong Escobal enabled UE to force the extension.

Escobal, who made 19 points, atoned himself in the extra five minutes, making a three-pointer and sinking two free throws to give San Beda a 92-88 lead with 2:18 remaining.

Four more free throws in the last minute and baskets each by Red Warriors Paul Lee and Mark Borboran pegged the final score.

La Salle will play in its second finals appearance since returning to action this year after serving a one-year ban from the UAAP.

The Green Archers earlier won the Nike Summer League.

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06-14-2007, 01:03 PM
Archers win second title in three days
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DESPITE ITS one-year ban in the UAAP, La Salle seems never to have missed a beat.


The Archers proved that yesterday by annexing their second straight title with an 89-81 beating of NCAA champion San Beda in the Filoil-Flying V Preseason Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.

Just three days after winning the Nike Summer League, the Archers leaned on the steady shooting of veteran guard JV Casio to turn back the spirited challenge of the reigning NCAA titlists.

La Salle’s back-to-back titles are warning shots to their UAAP rivals, especially rivals Ateneo and defending champion University of Santo Tomas, as they now must deal with a team eager to return with a vengeance.

Last Sunday, the Green Archers beat the FEU Tamaraws, 88-83, to win the Nike tournament.

La Salle was suspended for one year for using ineligible players in the 2004-05 season.

Trailing by four at the start of the final quarter, Casio fired 10 points down the stretch as he repeatedly shattered San Beda’s defense with his inside forays.

Casio only made a total of 14 markers, next to the team-high 23 points of Pocholo Villanueva, but his all-around play in the final 10 minutes proved pivotal for La Salle.

Tyrone Tang also shone for the Archers as he exploded for 22 points aside from creating several big plays for his teammates. He was extra sharp in the third period as he scattered 9 points, enough to prevent the Red Lions from pulling away.

The Red Lions controlled the tempo of the game for more than three quarters only to fold up in the end.

Ogie Menor, Pong Escobal and Sam Ekwe turned in huge numbers for the Red Lions but they had no answer to the end-game heroics of Casio.

Menor led the Red Lions with 18 points while Escobal and Ekwe combined for 29 points.

Earlier, University of the East, another title favorite in the UAAP, routed National University, 95-77, and captured third place in the event sponsored by Filoil Portagas, Flying V Bio-Diesel, Filpride Energy Corp., Total Philipppines Corp., Elf :Lubricants, CDO Haba Holiday Hotdogs, Pocari Sweat, Gerry’s Grill, Metro Oil, Bubble Tea, Immuvit, Shell Flintcote, Security Bank, Banco de Oro, Revicon I-on, and Accel.

The scores:

First Game

UE 95 – Martinez 14, Borboran 14, Arellano 14, Llagas 12, Acuña 11, Fampulme 10, Etrone 6, Lee 6, Espiritu 3, Lingganay 3, Reyes 2, Bandaying 0, Canizares 0.

NU 77 – Jahnke 18, Salbado 12, Lingao-Lingao 12, Catamora 12, Garcia 7, Malagueno 6, Aguilar 4, Baloran 3, Ponferada 3, Asoro 0, Fernandez 0.

Quarters: 21-21, 42-35, 68-58, 95-77.

La Salle 89 – Villanueva 23, Tang 22, Casio 14, Mangahas 9, Maierhofer 8, Walsham 7, Co 4, Ilad 2, Atkins 0, Malabes 0, Cua 0.

San Beda 88 – Menor 18, Escobal 16, Ekwe 13, Aljamal 10, Hermida 10, Marcelo 6, Lanete 4, Maggay 4, Tirona 0, Caram 0, Tecson 0, Galinato 0.

Quarters: 24-23, 43-45, 59-63, 89-81.

gameface_one
03-06-2008, 06:54 AM
Top college teams join Fil-Oil meet
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The 2nd Fil-Oil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup returns to the basketball scene with the same roster of teams from the country’s premier collegiate leagues, the UAAP and the NCAA, which will slug it out for bragging rights as the college circuit’s pre-season best squad.


De La Salle University earned that distinction when it bagged the title in the first edition of the tournament in the finals against San Beda College. The Green Archers went on to become the 2007 UAAP basketball champions, while the Red Lions capped an amazing basketball season by ruling the NCAA basketball cagefest.

Aside from De La Salle and San Beda, 13 other teams have confirmed the participation of their 2008 "A" teams as well as their cheering squads.

Out to challenge last year’s finalists for the crown are the rest of the UAAP and NCAA squads in Ateneo, University of the East, University of Santo Tomas, Mapua, Letran, University of Perpetual Help-Dalta System, University of the Philippines, National University, Jose Rizal University, Far Eastern University, College of St. Benilde, Adamson University and San Sebastian College.

Ateneo, JRU, UE, Letran, FEU, Perpetual and Adamson U are bracketed in Group A, while Group B will have De La Salle, San Beda, UST, Mapua, SSC-R, CSB, NU and UP.

Commissioners for the tournament are the three former national coaches in Edmundo "Ato" Badolato, Aric del Rosario and Virgil Villavicencio.

The Blue Eagles and the Red Lions take on each other right in the opener on April 13 at The Arena in San Juan at 2 p.m, while the JRU Heavy Bombers and the Green Archers clash at 4 p.m. A brief opening rites will precede the hostilities at 1 p.m.

League chairman Dave Dualan said the 2nd FilOil Flying V Pre-Season Cup serves as a yardstick on how ready are the teams for the coming UAAP and NCAA seasons.

"Since last year, this tournament has become a yardstick on how prepared the teams are, physically and mentally. It wasn’t a coincidence that last year’s finalists went on to become champions in their respective leagues, because in a small way, the tournament helped hone them for the bigger cage wars," said Dualan.

gameface_one
03-23-2008, 08:57 AM
Filoil cagefest set April 13
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A number of comporations have started to pour in to lend their support to the second Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup, which starts on April 13 with no less than 13 teams from both the UAAP and NCAA leagues.


Now on its second year, the month-long tournament will have Flying V Bio-Diesel and Filoil Portagas, Total Philippines Corp., PTT, Smart Communications, Boysen Paints, Metro Oil, Canopy Homes, Mr. Softy, Burlington and Reyes Barbecue as major sponsors, with the official ball to be provided by Nike.

More sponsors are expected to sign in as the month-long tournament draws near, and as the competing teams get ready for the tough battles ahead.

The teams will be led by last year’s defending champion De La Salle University, which went on to clinch last year’s UAAP championship. San Beda College, which took runner-up honors behind La Salle in the Filoil Flying V tourney, also ruled the NCAA tournament.

League chairman Dave Dualan said that most teams will be sending in their "A" teams to compete in the tournament for the players, especially the rookies, to get a feel of what it’s like to play in the regular season.

gameface_one
03-28-2008, 08:59 AM
La Salle five not taking chances
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De La Salle University, staking its title in the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup which unfolds on April 13 at The Arena in San Juan, isn’t taking the opposition lately.


"Of course, as defending champions we have to play our best in this tournament, especially since the other teams will be after our scalps," said La Salle assistant coach Tyrone Bautista, who is handling the team’s practices in the absence of head coach Franz Pumaren.

Pumaren, who steered the Green Archers to both the Filoil Flying V tourney and last year’s UAAP season, is currently in the United States to supervise the training of the Nokia-RP Youth team.

Tyrone said even without their three key players — Cholo Villanueva, Ty Tang and Brian Ilad, who graduated last year, the Green Archers are ready to defend their title against the rest of the UAAP teams and their NCAA counterparts.

Still, the La Salle assistant coach said San Beda College remains one of the teams to beat. The Red Lions lost in last year’s finals against the Green Archers but went on to clinch the championship in the regular NCAA basketball competition.

"San Beda remains the team to beat. Kahit nawala pa ‘yung ibang players nila, as long as nandiyan si Sam Ekwe, it will be difficult to beat them. Sa UAAP naman, FEU has the edge since intact din sila, followed by UST. Of course, you can not discount the other teams because they will also be using their regular players," Bautista said.

gameface_one
04-03-2008, 08:16 AM
Lions hope to win this time
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Last year, San Beda College lost to De La Salle University in a tightly-fought finals during the inaugural staging of the Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup.


But when the 2nd edition of the pre-season tournament opens on April 13 at The Arena in San Juan, the Red Lions will be sufficiently armed and ready and raring to make another run for the title.

The Red Lions lost a key player in Yousif Al-jamal who graduated last year, but with monster defender Sam Ekwe still in the lineup, San Beda remains a formidable team to beat.

And to further strengthen their frontline, the Red Lions took in another Nigerian in Kelvin Emeka Udo, a huge addition to San Beda’s already-talented roster.

San Beda College will test its newfound strength when it goes up against Ateneo in the opener set at 2 p.m., and with Filoil Flying V tournament ruling that allows foreign students to play at the same time, the Red Lions will be tough to beat.

Coach Frankie Lim, however, said he’ll probably take advantage of the ruling only when the team goes up against UAAP teams.

"I won’t play them at the same time every game. Maybe against UAAP teams," said Lim.

That’s actually bad news for defending champion De La Salle and powerhouse teams Ateneo, University of the East and Far Eastern University, who will also be fielding their "A" teams.

"We’ll try to simulate the regular NCAA season, so we’ll definitely play hard every game," added Lim, whose wards starting practicing for the tournament as early as two weeks ago.

The 2nd Filoil Flying V tournament actually opens its season with an atmosphere similar to a regular UAAP and NCAA tournaments, complete with brass bands and cheerleaders.

De La Salle takes on Jose Rizal University in the other half of a doubleheader at 4 p.m. The day will start with a brief but colorful opening ceremony at 1 p.m.

Tickets for the games are available at all Ticketnet Outlets located at SM Department Stores Service Area or at the Araneta Coliseum Ticket Booths.

The_Big_Cat
04-03-2008, 11:32 AM
Lions hope to win this time
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Last year, San Beda College lost to De La Salle University in a tightly-fought finals during the inaugural staging of the Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup.


But when the 2nd edition of the pre-season tournament opens on April 13 at The Arena in San Juan, the Red Lions will be sufficiently armed and ready and raring to make another run for the title.

The Red Lions lost a key player in Yousif Al-jamal who graduated last year, but with monster defender Sam Ekwe still in the lineup, San Beda remains a formidable team to beat.

And to further strengthen their frontline, the Red Lions took in another Nigerian in Kelvin Emeka Udo, a huge addition to San Beda’s already-talented roster.

San Beda College will test its newfound strength when it goes up against Ateneo in the opener set at 2 p.m., and with Filoil Flying V tournament ruling that allows foreign students to play at the same time, the Red Lions will be tough to beat.

Coach Frankie Lim, however, said he’ll probably take advantage of the ruling only when the team goes up against UAAP teams.

"I won’t play them at the same time every game. Maybe against UAAP teams," said Lim.

That’s actually bad news for defending champion De La Salle and powerhouse teams Ateneo, University of the East and Far Eastern University, who will also be fielding their "A" teams.

"We’ll try to simulate the regular NCAA season, so we’ll definitely play hard every game," added Lim, whose wards starting practicing for the tournament as early as two weeks ago.

The 2nd Filoil Flying V tournament actually opens its season with an atmosphere similar to a regular UAAP and NCAA tournaments, complete with brass bands and cheerleaders.

De La Salle takes on Jose Rizal University in the other half of a doubleheader at 4 p.m. The day will start with a brief but colorful opening ceremony at 1 p.m.

Tickets for the games are available at all Ticketnet Outlets located at SM Department Stores Service Area or at the Araneta Coliseum Ticket Booths.




Frankie Lim, maawa ka naman sa kanila! :D :D

It would be the first national televised game for the San Beda Red Lions for the season 2008. Let us see what the hype is all about with the Red Lions.

I am predicting a breakout NCAA season for Dave Marcelo and Garvo Lanete. And an MVP season for Rogemar Menor.

stonecold316
04-03-2008, 05:21 PM
Yan na ang Fil-oil. Matira matibay dito.

Ateneo ako dito

stonecold316

Regular Grey
04-03-2008, 10:27 PM
Labanang maganda ito. Exciting!

Sana maraming manood sa Arena.

Tingnan natin kung may pag asa nga ang San Beda against UAAP teams.

Kung sino man ang matalo, sana walang magbibigay ng reason na PRE-SEASON LANG ITO!

Good luck to all the teams. Sana walang ma injure sa mga players.

The_Big_Cat
04-04-2008, 12:01 PM
Labanang maganda ito. Exciting!

Sana maraming manood sa Arena.

Tingnan natin kung may pag asa nga ang San Beda against UAAP teams.

Kung sino man ang matalo, sana walang magbibigay ng reason na PRE-SEASON LANG ITO!

Good luck to all the teams. Sana walang ma injure sa mga players.




Sana din, isuot nila ang regular playing jerseys nila at hindi ang practice jerseys.

Baka kung matalo sila sabihin nilang practice lang kasi eh...
:D :D

UST and Ateneo wore their practice jerseys instead of their regular uniforms in the 2007 CNC. Ateneo wore back their regular jersey when they barged into the finals and eventually won the tournament against UV.

I just hope these participating schools wear their regular uniforms to make it interesting and serious.
Paano tayo magkaka isa kung hindi uniform ang attire.
Good luck to all of the participating schools.

gameface_one
04-06-2008, 08:10 AM
Ateneo casts big shadow in Filoil loop
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De La Salle University and San Beda College may have been installed as pretournament picks in the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup set to start on April 13 at The Arena in San Juan, but Ateneo looms as one of the tournament’s darkhorses.


The rest of the elite cast composed of practically the entire roster of the UAAP and the NCAA, except for the Philippine Christian University, might just as well expect the Blue Eagles to make a run for the title if only for Ateneo’s recent triumph in the Filoil/Flying V Collegiate Champions League held November of last year.

The Blue Eagles won the finals in the CCL at the expense of the University of Visayas Green Lancers with plenty to spare, 71-54, with Ford Arao and Chris Tiu doing the most damage against the tough-playing UV side.

Ateneo lost Arao to graduation, but the Blue Eagles remain a potent threat to the rest of the squads in the Filoil Flying V tournament which have Total, Metro Oil, Canopy Homes, Flying V, Smart, Boysen, Metathione, Burlington, Mr. Softy, CDO, Reyes Barbeque, Chowkigng, Ecology Marine Transport Specialist, Inc. and Diamond Purified Drinking Water as sponsors.

"Ford (Arao) has graduated, but we’ll definitely give it our best in this tournament. We have four rookies in the line-up and we want to give them an opportunity to experience playing against the same teams that we are going to face in the UAAP," said Ateneo coach Norman Black.

Even without Arao at the paint, Black can still count on a slew of scorers in Chris Tiu, Kirk Long and Rabeh Al-Hussaini while testing his rookies’ mettle against the rest of the opposition.

The Eagles started practicing for the Filoil/Flying V tourney before the Holy Week break and resumed their scrimmages a week ago.

batangueño
04-06-2008, 08:41 PM
Sana may makapagpost dito ng team line-ups for the Fil-Oil Games. :)

amdgc82
04-11-2008, 05:23 AM
Ninong of collegiate basketball (http://philstar.com/index.php?Business&p=49&type=2&sec=27&aid=2008041016)
BIZLINKS By Rey Gamboa
Friday, April 11, 2008
http://philstar.com

Development of local sports during these past years has been dependent on the generosity of private individuals and groups imbued with a genuine passion for specific sports discipline. And mostly being in business, these recognized ‘ninongs’ or godfathers have managed to combine their love and support for their favorite game with the marketing and promotional requirements of their respective line of businesses.

Chito Villavicencio, chairman and founder of Villavicencio group of companies is turning out to be one of the steadfast supporters of collegiate basketball. Thru the FilOil Flying V Sports, the team headed by Chito’s son, Raffy, and ably assisted by sportsman Virgil Villavicencio and veteran marketing man David Dualan, generous support have been extended to the promotion and development of collegiate basketball.

The support to basketball does not come merely in the form of financial handouts. The FilOil Flying V Sports has developed a comprehensive calendar of competitive activities and has linked them with the marketing plans of Villavicencio companies such as FilOil and Flying V, both aggressive traders and marketers in the petroleum industry.

As Virgil succinctly put it, “our involvement in basketball must make marketing sense.”


FilOil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup
The FilOil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup, one of the major basketball events in the collegiate scene organized, managed and funded by the Villavicencio group of companies, will kick off its second year of competitions on April 13, 2008 at Ultra, Pasig City.

This year’s competition will include the following teams from both the UAAP and NCAA: La Salle, UE, Ateneo, FEU, NU, Adamson, UP, San Beda, Letran, JRU, Mapua, San Sebastian, University of Perpetual Help and College of St. Benilde.

Under the tournament format, the above teams are divided into two groups and teams in one group will play against teams from the other group during the elimination phase. In the quarterfinals, team ranked number 1 and number 2 in each group will meet with team 4 and team 3, respectively in a knockout (loser go home) game with the winners advancing to the semifinal phase. In the Finals, the group winners will compete in a single game to determine the champion and the first runner-up.

According to David Dualan, the teams that participated last year found the tournament very useful in preparing the teams for the regular season games. It afforded the coaching staff more opportunities to assess and evaluate the readiness of their players, particularly the rookies, for the long drawn out and intense competitions in the UAAP and NCAA.

The opening games on Sunday will feature Jose Rizal Heavy Bombers versus the UAAP defending champion, De La Salle Green Archers in the first game with the Ateneo Blue Eagles battling with previous arch-rival, San Beda Red Lions, the defending NCAA champion.

Smart and Canopy Homes are the early sponsors that joined Flying V and FilOil in this first major event for the 2008 collegiate season.


Philippine Collegiate championship games
A major step taken by FilOil Flying V Sports and the Villavicencio group of companies last year was to tie-up with the Philippine Collegiate Champions League and become the title sponsor of the collegiate national championship for 2007 and 2008.

Last year’s FilOil Flying V “Sweet 16” Finals champion was Ateneo Blue Eagles after winning their knockout games against San Sebastian College Stags, JRU Heavy Bombers, UST Growling Tigers and in the Finals, against the University of Visayas Green Lancers.

The collegiate championship this year is bigger and broader in scope with multi-levels competition on a nationwide scale. More than 200 teams from nine regional areas are expected to participate. The road to the national championship will include regional and zonal championships with the qualifying teams joining the FilOil Flying V “Sweet 16” Final Challenge scheduled to be held in Manila starting the third week of November.

In signing the MOA with the Champions League, Chito Villavicencio remarked that just like in business, competition draws the best from the competing teams and that if collegiate basketball is to flourish and grow there must be in place regular competitive tournaments that will require the best performance from each team.

Chito agreed with the concept that the collegiate competitions being conducted all over the country during the season should culminate in a tournament where the best meet each other to proclaim “the best among the best.”

He also observed that at the moment the teams from Metro Manila leagues, particularly the UAAP and NCAA, may have an edge over the other teams from the provinces, but given the right exposure and motivation, provincial teams will eventually give the Manila teams some competitive pressure.


Filoil Flying V scholarships and other incentives
As organizer and title sponsor of two of the major collegiate basketball events, the Pre-Season Tournament and the “Sweet 16” Final Challenge of the Champions League, the Villavicencio group of companies through the Fil-Oil/Flying V Sports have allocated in their marketing budget several million pesos of sponsorship money for these activities.

During the 2007 collegiate championship, for instance, the Villavicencio group of companies provided transportation and accommodation for the trip to Manila of the* qualified teams from the provinces, namely, University of Visayas, University of Mindanao, West Negros College and Sacred Heart College of Tacloban,

Apart from trophies and medals, grants and scholarships were also given to the winning schools as follows: Ateneo, P500,000, University of Visayas, P200,000, STI Colleges, P100,000 and University of Santo Tomas, P50,000.

For Chito Villavicencio and his team, this is money well spent. It gives them the marketing exposure necessary for their business and also makes them feel good as they are doing it “for the love of the game.”

Should you wish to share any insights, write me at Link Edge, 25th Floor, 139 Corporate Center, Valero Street, Salcedo Village, 1227 Makati City. Or e-mail me at reydgamboa@yahoo.com or at reygamboa@linkedge.biz.

marmand
04-11-2008, 09:16 AM
BTV has the opening ceremonies at 4 pm on sunday. So, the ADMU vs SBC wont be live.

gameface_one
04-12-2008, 11:58 AM
Filoil caging: Archers, Lions open bid Sunday



Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 23:18:00 04/11/2008


GAMES SUNDAY (PhilSports Arena)
1 p.m.--Opening
Ceremony
2 p.m.--Ateneo
vs. San Beda
4 p.m.--La Salle
vs. JRU

GAMES WEDNESDAY (The Arena, San Juan)
12 noon--UP vs. JRU
2 p.m.--FEU vs. Ateneo
4 p.m.--Mapua vs. NU

MANILA, Philippines--Defending champion La Salle and runner-up San Beda take on separate foes at the start of the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup Sunday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

After the 1 p.m. opening ceremony, the NCAA champion San Beda Red Lions debut against Collegiate Champions League titlist Ateneo Blue Eagles at 2 p.m.

The clash between UAAP titleholder Archers and the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers get going at 4 p.m.

A cheerdance contest and brass-band performance highlight the kickoff rites.

The rest of the games in the two-month long event will be held at The Arena in San Juan.

Other teams seeing action are UAAP runner-up University of the East, Santo Tomas, Adamson, Far Eastern, National U, Mapua, Letran, St. Benilde, Perpetual Help and San Sebastian.

The games will be aired over BTV on Destiny Cable Channel 34 and IBC 13.

Game tickets are available at the Araneta Coliseum TicketNet booths and at TicketNet outlets in all SM malls. For inquiries, call 9115555.

Romina S. Austria

james_ty
04-12-2008, 03:43 PM
BTV has the opening ceremonies at 4 pm on sunday. So, the ADMU vs SBC wont be live.


5 pm -- Ateneo vs. San Beda (BTV)
7 pm -- La Salle vs. JRU (IBC-13)

stat
04-12-2008, 06:52 PM
BTV has the opening ceremonies at 4 pm on sunday. So, the ADMU vs SBC wont be live.


5 pm -- Ateneo vs. San Beda (BTV)
7 pm -- La Salle vs. JRU (IBC-13)


ok na rin kahit delayed.

marmand
04-12-2008, 07:56 PM
Pero, for those that will watch live, baka you guys can update us. ;D

The_Big_Cat
04-12-2008, 08:25 PM
5 pm -- Ateneo vs. San Beda (BTV)




The BIG RED MACHINE on BTV

stat
04-12-2008, 09:09 PM
5 pm -- Ateneo vs. San Beda (BTV)




The BIG RED MACHINE on BTV


puro team a ba

full battle gear
04-16-2008, 09:02 AM
Ateneo, Jose Rizal aim to bounce back

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Ateneo and Jose Rizal University, smarting from the losses last Sunday at the Philsports Arena, look to bounce back in today’s resumption of the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.

The Blue Eagles, who absorbed a 70-61 beating from last year’s finalist San Beda College, clash with University of Perpetual Help Dalta System in the 2 p.m. game, while the Heavy Bombers, a heavy 53-69 loser to De La Salle U, take on University of the Philippines in the day’s opener at 12 noon.

Mapua and National University collide in the 6 p.m. timeslot to complete the three-game bill in the second day of the tournament backed by Total Metro Oil, Canopy Homes, Flying V Biodiesel Premium, Smart, Boysen, Bayo, Metathione, Mr. Softy, CDO, Reyes Barbecue, Chowking, Ecology Marine Transport Specialist, Inc. and Diamond Purified Drinking Water.

JRU is in for an interesting match against the UP Maroons, who will parade a brand-new coach in Aboy Castro.

Castro, who succeeded Joe Lipa as UP head coach, is faced with the challenge of reinventing and energizing the hardluck Maroons, who closed out last year’s UAAP season with an embarrassing 0-14 shutout.

The Blue Eagles, meanwhile, will have to get more players involved in their succeeding games, especially against the dangerous Perpetual Altas.

While Chris Tiu and Rabbi Al Hussaini can be relied on to deliver, the Blue Eagles need more collective effort from both the veterans and the rookies to get back on the winning track.

Ateneo rookies Nicolas Salva, Justin Chua and Ryan Buenafe are expected to make up for their tentative start against the Altas last time.

The_Big_Cat
04-16-2008, 10:30 AM
I like to see how JRU would bounce back after their loss last sunday. Especially when their main players just played yesterday at the PBL.

stonecold316
04-16-2008, 02:00 PM
Blue Eagles to face Altas in Flying V invitational basketball
04/15/2008 | 05:44 PM
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Games Wednesday
16 April 2008
The Arena, San Juan

12 nn – UP vs JRU
2 p.m. – AdMU vs UPHSD
4 p.m. – MIT vs NU

MANILA, Philippines - The Ateneo Blue Eagles hope to bounce back in Wednesday's resumption of the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan, according to a league statement issued on Tuesday.

The Blue Eagles bowed to last year's finalist San Beda College, 70-61, in one of Sunday's opening matches and will try to get back its winning form when it meets the University of Perpetual Help Altas.

In another game, the Jose Rizal University Bulldogs will meet University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, who will play under new head coach Aboy Castro.

Castro replaced Joe Lipa as UP head coach after the Fighting Maroons' finished last year's UAAP season without a win in 14 matches. - GMANews.TV

theunderdog
04-16-2008, 02:52 PM
tanong ko lang po kung saan ipapalabas ang mga laban. may nakakaalam mo ba? maraming salamat po

stonecold316
04-16-2008, 03:00 PM
Mukhang burned out na ang players ng JRU. Imagine, the team is also competing sa Nike Summer League, tas some of their top stars are member of PBL teams. Then ngayon may laro sila against Ateneo. Grabe na ito.

stonecold316

The_Big_Cat
04-16-2008, 03:08 PM
Baka pagdating ng June hindi na makapag aral ng maayos yan dahil physically "burned out" na sila considering the number of tournaments that they participated.

mighty_lion
04-16-2008, 03:17 PM
Parang NBA players, tulog lang sa eroplano ang pahinga. ;D

gameface_one
04-17-2008, 09:18 AM
Ateneo finally lifts covers off rookies, routs Perpetual


By Marc Anthony Reyes
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:18:00 04/17/2008


GAMES MONDAY (The Arena)
12 nn—UE vs St. Benilde
2 p.m.—Ateneo vs Mapua
4 p.m.—San Sebastian vs FEU
6 p.m.—San Beda vs Adamson

MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo de Manila University finally unveiled the strength of its rookie corps to run circles around University of Perpetual Help, 91-67, Wednesday in the 2nd Filoil Fly V pre-season invitational basketball cup at The Arena in San Juan City.

Holdover Nonoy Baclao still topscored with 20 points, four rebounds and four steals but he was ably backed up by greenhorns Justin Chua, Ryan Buenafe, Luis Lorenzo Gonzaga and Nico Salva who finally showed they were worth the recruitment efforts put in by the Eagles.

“They (rookies) got more playing time today and I’m glad they delivered,” said Ateneo coach Norman Black Wednesday.

Chua, picked from Chiang Kai Shek College, scored 11 points, the same output provided by Gonzaga and Buenafe, who came from San Sebastian College. Salva chipped in eight points.

Buenafe came through with a layup to shove the Blue Eagles to 14-2 margin in the first quarter, to pretty much establish control of the match. By halftime, Ateneo was 46-30 ahead and didn’t look back.

It was a perfect way to bounce back from an opening-day 70-61 defeat to San Beda College. The Red Lions, NCAA champions, feasted on an Eagles squad that kept its rookies’ minutes to a minimum.

Earlier, Jose Rizal University dealt University of the Philippines a 71-64 beating.

The Heavy Bombers clamped down on Martin Reyes and Migs de Asis in the final three minutes to ensure the victory that evened their record to 1-1.

The tournament resumes anew on Monday at The Arena with the University of the East Warriors battling the College of St. Benilde Blazers at noon.

Ateneo, on the other hand, tries to make it two straight when it takes on Mapua Institute of Technology at 2 p.m. San Sebastian takes on Far Eastern University at 4 p.m. while San Beda takes on Adamson University at 6 p.m.

The Scores

First Game
JRU 71—Sena 28, Wilson 9, Nocom 9, Hayes 8, Njei 3, Lituania 3, Cagoco 3, Pradas 2, Kabigting 2, Bulangis 2, Agas 2.
UP 64—Gamboa 13, Sorongon 8, Reyes 8, Wong 8, de Asis 8, Wong 7, Agbayani 4, Sison 4, Marfori 2, Astorga 2, Braganza 2.
Quarters: 18-17, 34-37, 57-58

Second Game
ATENEO 91—Baclao 20, Buenafe 11, Chua 11, Gonzaga 11, Reyes 10, Salamat 9, Salamat 8, Sumalinog 6, Escueta 4, Long 3, Baldos 2, Tiu 2.
PERPETUAL 67—Reyes 22, Galabin 11, Kong 6, Sicat 6, Dysam 6, Mejos 5, Balboa 4, Salanga 4, Ynion 3.
Quarters: 25-12, 46-30, 72-51, 97-67.

full battle gear
04-17-2008, 09:32 AM
Ateneo bombs Perpetual

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Ateneo found University of Perpetual Help-Rizal to be an easy prey as the Blue Eagles scored an emphatic 91-67 victory in the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup yesterday at The Arena in San Juan.

Veteran Nonoy Baclao scored heavily from the paint to lead the Blue Eagles with 20 points, four rebounds and four steals.

Ateneo also drew big games from rookies Justin Chua, a prized find from Chiang Kai Shek College, Ryan Buenafe and Luis Lorenzo Gonzaga, who chipped in 11 points each.

Eric Salamat contributed 9 points while Nico Salva, another rookie, added eight.

The Blue Eagles raced to a 14-2 spread halfway through the first quarter on Buenafe’s layup. They stretched that to 46-30 as Baclao scattered 10 points.

The win enabled the Eagles to redeem themselves following a stinging 61-70 loss to NCAA champion San Beda in the opener of the tournament backed by Total Metro Oil, Canopy Homes, Flying V Biodiesel Premium, Smart, Boysen, Bayo, Metathione, Mr. Softy, CDO, Reyes Barbecue, Chowking, Ecology Marine Transport Specialist, Inc. and Diamond Purified Drinking Water.

"We’re just preparing for the UAAP. They (rookies) got more playing time today and I’m glad they delivered," said Ateneo coach Norman Black.

Earlier, Jose Rizal University extended University of the Philippines’ losing streak to 15 since last year’s UAAP with a 71-64 triumph.

The Heavy Bombers actually had a tough time against UP’s determined stand but found a way to hold Martin Reyes and Migs de Asis scoreless in the final three minutes while leaning on a 7-0 windup to secure their first win in two matches.

James Sena, who plays for Toyota Otis in the PBL, led JRU with 28 points and nine rebounds, as the Heavy Bombers bounced back from a 53-69 setback to reigning Fil-Oil Flying V Pre-Season Cup champion De La Salle University last Sunday.

With Magi Sison, Reyes, de Asis and Mike Gamboa combining for 13 points in the third frame, the Maroons took a 58-57 lead going into the payoff period.

"We’re still struggling. The chemistry is not there yet," said JRU coach Ariel Vanguardia.

The scores:

First Game

JRU 71 — Sena 28, Wilson 9, Nocom 9, Hayes 8, Njei 3, Lituania 3, Cagoco 3, Pradas 2, Kabigting 2, Bulangis 2, Agas 2.

UP 64 — Gamboa 13, Sorongon 8, Reyes 8, Wong 8, de Asis 8, Wong 7, Agbayani 4, Sison 4, Marfori 2, Astorga 2, Braganza 2.

Quarters: 18-17, 34-37, 57-58

Second Game

Ateneo 91 —Baclao 20, Buenafe 11, Chua 11, Gonzaga 11, Reyes 10, Salamat 9, Salva 8, Sumalinog 6, Escueta 4, Long 3, Baldos 2, Tiu 2.

UPH-Rizal 67 — Reyes 22, Galabin 11, Kong 6, Sicat 6, Dysam 6, Mejos 5, Balboa 4, Salanga 4, Ynion 3.

Quarters: 25-12, 46-30, 72-51, 97-67.

gameface_one
04-21-2008, 08:57 AM
Blue Eagles rookies show stuff anew



Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:37:00 04/21/2008


MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo de Manila University and its celebrated rookies eye their second win against Mapua Institute of Technology while San Beda College guns for at least a share of the lead in Group B at the resumption of the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan City on Monday.

The Blue Eagles, coming off their second win in three matches last Wednesday, collide with the Mapua Cardinals at 2 p.m. while the Red Lions eye a 2-0 slate against the Adamson University Falcons in the 6 p.m. main game.

The University of the East-College of St. Benilde clash opens the four-game bill at noon. San Sebastian College debuts against University of Perpetual Help at 4 p.m.

With high-profile recruits Justin Chua, Ryan Buenafe, Luis Lorenzo Gonzaga and Nico Salva showing they deserve slots in the Ateneo lineup, the Eagles routed the Altas, 91-67, for their first win after two games. Romina S. Austria

The_Big_Cat
04-21-2008, 10:37 AM
Blue Eagles rookies show stuff anew



Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:37:00 04/21/2008


MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo de Manila University and its celebrated rookies eye their second win against Mapua Institute of Technology while San Beda College guns for at least a share of the lead in Group B at the resumption of the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan City on Monday.

The Blue Eagles, coming off their second win in three matches last Wednesday, collide with the Mapua Cardinals at 2 p.m. while the Red Lions eye a 2-0 slate against the Adamson University Falcons in the 6 p.m. main game.



Are these games televised? ???

marmand
04-21-2008, 10:48 AM
Sad to say, no. BTV has not released a schedule for the Filoil.

The_Big_Cat
04-21-2008, 10:55 AM
Sad to say, no. BTV has not released a schedule for the Filoil.

Thanks. Nasa Mindanao kasi ako ngayon.

gameface_one
04-22-2008, 09:00 AM
Ateneo turns back Mapua five
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Ateneo chose to rest its rookies and turned to its grizzled warriors to repulse Mapua, 73-68, for its second win in three starts in the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup before a sizeable crowd at The Arena yesterday.


Old reliables Ahmed Al-Hussaini had 19 points, Chris Tiu scored 13 and Kirk Long added nine to lead the Blue Eagles to their second straight triumph while handing the Cards their first loss in two games.

With the win, Ateneo climbed to the solo lead in Group A, while Mapua dropped to solo third (1-1) in Group B in this two-month long tournament backed by Total Metro Oil, Canopy Homes, Flying V Biodiesel Premium, Smart, Boysen, Bayo, Metathione, Mr. Softy, CDO, Reyes Barbecue, Chowking, Ecology Marine Transport Specialist, Inc., Diamond Purified Drinking Water and official ball Nike.

Earlier, University of the East cruised past College of St. Benilde, 92-71, in a fight-marred game that saw two Blazers and a Warrior being ejected from the hardcourt for disqualifying fouls.

Coach Ato Badolato and Virgil Villavicencio, two of the three commissioners supervising the league (the other being Aric del Rosario) said UE’s Gino Etrone and CSB’s Gari Keith Sevilla and Chuck Philip Dalanon will be meted one-game suspension each for fighting per league rules.

The Blue Eagles didn’t give any quarters to the Cards, but were seriously threatened twice in the fourth quarter.

Kevin del Pena, who topscored for Mapua with 28 points, buried a trey to ignite a 7-0 blast and shove the Cards to within 60-62 with 4:75 to go. But Ateneo rallied back behind Jai Reyes’ own trey and Al-Hussani’s jumper to put back the Eagles on top by seven, 67-60.

Another short run anchored on Jonathan Banal had the Cards threatening anew at 65-67 at the 1:34 mark, but Al-Hussaini again came to Ateneo’s rescue with another short stab and Kirk Long split his charities for a 71-65 count. Roel Escueta rounded out the scoring with two charities for the final score.

Ateneo rookie Justin Chua, one of the two rookies in Ateneo’s rotation yesterday, had seven in only his third game in the tournament.

Two more matches – San Sebastian vs Perpetual and San Beda vs. Adamson – were still being played as of presstime.

Tomorrow, Far Eastern University debuts against Jose Rizal University (0-1) at 4 p.m., in another triple-header that also pits Mapua (1-1) vs,. Adamson at 12 noon, and Perpetual (0-1) vs. NU (0-1) at 2 p.m.



The scores

First Game

UE 92 — Lee 12, Bandaying 11, Martinez 11, Llagas 9, Espiritu 8, Alapanza 8, Lingganay 8, Thiele 6, Acuna 5, Zamar 5, Duran 4, Reyes 1.

CSB 71 — Umlas 14, Morial 13, David 12, Porras 6, Montecastro 6, Dalanon 6, Johnston 4, Wong 4, Manlapaz 4, Santos 3, Dino 2.

Quarters: 19-7, 52-20, 75-44, 92-71.

Second Game

Ateneo 73 — Al-Hussaini 19, Tiu 13, Long 9, Chua 7, Esueta R. 6, Reyes 6, Baclao 6, Salamat 4, Austria 2, Sumalinog 1.

Mapua 68 — Dela Pena 28, Mangahas 13, Banal 8, Pascual J. 6, Cornejo 5, Mazo 3, Acosta 3, Pascual 2., Sarangay 2.

Quarters: 19-13, 43-35, 54-48, 73-68.

Dark Knight
04-22-2008, 09:10 AM
"Earlier, University of the East cruised past College of St. Benilde, 92-71, in a fight-marred game that saw two Blazers and a Warrior being ejected from the hardcourt for disqualifying fouls.

Coach Ato Badolato and Virgil Villavicencio, two of the three commissioners supervising the league (the other being Aric del Rosario) said UE’s Gino Etrone and CSB’s Gari Keith Sevilla and Chuck Philip Dalanon will be meted one-game suspension each for fighting per league rules"

Who watched the game between UE and CSB. What really happened between Etrone and Chuck Dalanon/Keith Sevilla?

King_stag
04-22-2008, 02:50 PM
Perpetual Help’s 2nd loss care of San Sebastian

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It looks like Jorge Gallent is bringing his Harbour Centre act to San Sebastian .

The San Sebastian College - Recoletos Golden Stags banked on their “triple J” to post a convincing 94-79 victory over the University of Perpetual Help Altas last April 21, 2008 in the second Fil-Oil Flying V Pre Season Cup at The Arena in San Juan City.

Jimbo Aquino, Jim Viray and lanky center Jayson Ballesteros all scored in double-digits as the Golden Stags tagged its first win and the Altas’ second loss of the tournament.

Aquino spiced up the first quarter, where he fired 14 of his 21 points, including a lay-up, to push the Golden Stags to a 20-10 lead. A 24-15 cushion courtesy of Aquino’s back to back baskets by the end of the first period.

Perpetual Help did its best to contain San Sebastian’s offensive in the second quarter but found the mountain too high to climb after Viray and Ballesteros had two field goals each to stretch the Golden Stags’ lead at halftime, 47-37.

Ballesteros erupted for 11 of his 15 points in the second half, mostly from offensive lay-ins, while Viray added 16 of his game-high 24 points to keep the Altas trailing, 60-73 at the start of fourth period.

Viray led the fourth quarter onslaught for San Sebastian , scoring 9 points including a couple of treys to take the game away. Dave Najorda chipped in for 13 points.

“Everybody contributed well in this game. We know Perpetual is a rugged team but we overwhelmed them because of our good ball rotation,” said Gallent, the head coach of PBL multi-titlist Harbour Centre. “I’m hoping we can maintain this against other teams.”

Ronald Reyes led Perpetual with 17 points and Mark Kong had 15 points.

Individual Scores:

San Sebastian 94: Viray 24, Aquino 21, Ballesteros 15, Najorda 13, Sanquillo 5, Magnocito 5, Raymundo 5, Semira 4, Bringas 2.

Perpetual Help 79: Reyes 17, Salanga 16, Kong 15, Dysam 10, Balboa 8, Vivero 4, Ynion 2, Petilos 2, Sicat 2.

Quarter Scores: 24-15, 47-37, 73-60, 94-79

gameface_one
04-23-2008, 09:41 AM
Filoil cage tilt resumes with triple-bill
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Games Today (The Arena)
12 noon — Mapua vs Adamson
2 p.m. — UPHSD vs NU
4 p.m. — JRU vs FEU



There’s no way but up for the five teams coming off losses, as the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup resumes hostilities today with a triple-header at The Arena in San Juan.


The first two games pit Mapua against Adamson, which both lost only two days ago, in the 12 noon match, while University of Perpetual Help and National University, also without win, clash at the 2 p.m. schedule.

Far Eastern University, meanwhile, finally gets to see action at 4 p.m., against Jose Rizal University to cap the day in the two-month long tournament backed by Total Metro Oil, Canopy Homes, Flying V Biodiesel Premium, Smart, Boysen, Bayo, Metathione, Mr. Softy, CDO, Reyes Barbecue, Chowking, Ecology Marine Transport Specialist, Inc., Diamond Purified Drinking Water and official ball Nike.

The Cards dropped a 68-73 decision to the Ateneo Blue Eagles last Wednesday for a 1-1 (win-loss) card, while Adamson later took an 80-63 beating at the hands of the San Beda Red Lions, losing its debut game for a 0-1 card in Group A..

The Altas, meanwhile, eye a spot in the win column after absorbing back to back losses to Ateneo (67-91) and San Sebastian (79-84) last Wednesday.

They will take on the Bulldogs, who lost to the Cards, 87-77, only a week ago.

Mapua is slightly favored to notch its second win in three starts against Adamson, while the Altas and the Bulldogs have an even chance against each other.

The Cards will again rely on the prolific Kevin dela Peña, with help coming from Allan Mangahas and Jonathan Banal.

But focus on today’s triple-header will be on the FEU Tamaraws, a team relatively left intact after last year’s UAAP wars, when they face the Heavy Bombers, who are nursing a 1-1 mark in Group A.

JRU lost to defending champion La Salle in the opener, but bounced back hard against University of the Philippines, 71-67, Wednesday last week.

Regular Grey
04-23-2008, 02:10 PM
wala bang updates ng scores?

blueatheart
04-23-2008, 10:04 PM
FEU 82: Fernandez 16, Cervantes 10, Alisbo 7, Knuttel 7, Cabagnot 6, Cawaling 6, Ramos 6, Tanuan 5, Barroca 4, Kave 2, Noundou 2.

JRU 66: Lopez 13, Cagoco 8, Njei 8, Matute 7, Nocom 6, Sena 6, Bulangis 5, Kabigting 5, Hayes 3, Agas 2, Pradas 0.

feu over jru by a wide margin

jeffjan
04-24-2008, 12:23 AM
Adamson (81) – Colina 15, Gonzalgo 14, Santos 12, Alvarez 8, Yambot 7, Agustin 7, Galinato 6, Nuyles 5, Canada 4, Garape 3, Ruiz 0, Olalia 0, Lozada 0, Lapitan 0.

Mapua (75) – Dela Pena 18, Banal 16, Pascual PJ 12, Mangahas 7, Espinosa 7, Mazo 5, Sarangay 0, Palomique 0, Cornejo 0, Ranises 0, Soriano 0, Guillermo 0.

Quarter Scores: 17-13, 30-23, 53-43, 81-75


NU (63) – Galapon 13, Asoro 10, Aguilar 9, Dela Cruz 9, Baloran 6, Catamora 5, Jahnke4, Ponferrada 4, Luy 2, Fabule 1,

UPHSD (50) – Balboa 12, Reyes 10, Kong M. 9,. Ynion 8, Vivero 3, Daysam 3, Galabin 3, Salanga 2.

Quarter Scores: 11-9, 29-25, 43-38, 63-50

gameface_one
04-24-2008, 08:24 AM
Breakthrough for Adamson, NU in Filoil


By Marc Anthony Reyes
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:46:00 04/24/2008


GAMES MONDAY (The Arena, San Juan)
12 nn—St. Benilde vs. Perpetual Help
2 p.m.—JRU vs. San Beda
4 p.m.—FEU vs. Ateneo
6 p.m.—SSC vs. DLSU

MANILA, Philippines—National University and Adamson University finally made their presence felt by posting their first wins in the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup Wednesday at The Arena in San Juan City.

The NU Bulldogs struck hardest in the fourth quarter and stormed past the University of Perpetual Help Dalta System Altas, 63-50, while the Adamson Falcons pulled off an 81-75 upset of the Mapua Institute of Technology Cardinals.

Trailing by five points, 38-43, entering the fourth quarter, NU came up with a 14-6 blitz courtesy of Edwin Asoro, Marco Baloran and Raymond Aguilar to grab the lead for good.

It was the first win in three outings for the Bulldogs, who dealt the Altas a third straight defeat in Group B of this tournament which serves as preview of the coming collegiate basketball wars.

Jan Julius Colina topscored with 15 points, Paul Gonzalgo had 14, and Allan Dominic Santos added 12 for the Falcons, who improved to 1-2 after pinning a second loss on the Cardinals in three starts in Group A.

Reigning MVP Kelvin dela Peña scored 18 points to lead the Cardinals, who never missed an NCAA Final Four stint the past three seasons.

The scores:

First Game

ADAMSON 81—Colina 15, Gonzalgo 14, Santos 12, Alvarez 8, Yambot 7, Abustin 7, Galinato 6, Nuyles 5, Canada 4, Garape 3, Ruiz 0, Olalia 0, Lozada 0, Lapitan 0.
MAPUA 75—Dela Pena 18, Banal 16, Pascual PJ 12, Mangahas 7, Espinosa 7, Mazo 5, Sarangay 0, Palomique 0, Cornejo 0, Ranises 0, Soriano 0, Guillermo 0.
Quarters: 17-13, 30-23, 53-43, 81-75

Second Game

NU 63—Galapon 13, Asoro 10, Aguilar 9, Dela Cruz 9, Baloran 6, Catamora 5, Jahnke 4, Ponferrada 4, Luy 2, Fabule 1.
UPHR 50—Balboa 12, Reyes 10, Kong M. 9, Ynion 8, Vivero 3, Dysam 3, Galabin 3, Salanga 2.
Quarters: 11-9, 29-25, 43-38, 63-50

The_Big_Cat
04-24-2008, 10:46 AM
Adamson (81) – Colina 15, Gonzalgo 14, Santos 12, Alvarez 8, Yambot 7, Agustin 7, Galinato 6, Nuyles 5, Canada 4, Garape 3, Ruiz 0, Olalia 0, Lozada 0, Lapitan 0.

Mapua (75) – Dela Pena 18, Banal 16, Pascual PJ 12, Mangahas 7, Espinosa 7, Mazo 5, Sarangay 0, Palomique 0, Cornejo 0, Ranises 0, Soriano 0, Guillermo 0.



Mukhang napagod na rin si Kelvin Dela Pena?
After scoring a game-high 28 points against Ateneo last Monday, he also played on Tuesday in the PBL for Noosa Shoes and yesterday's performance against Adamson, he wasn't able to carry his Cardinals against the less-heralded Adamson Falcons.

gameface_one
04-29-2008, 10:56 AM
Lions feast on Bombers; Tamaraws down Eagles


By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:41:00 04/29/2008


GAMES WEDNESDAY (The Arena, San Juan)
2 p.m. – Letran vs Perpetual Help
4 p.m. – St. Benilde vs Ateneo
6 p.m. – UP vs San Sebastian

MANILA, Philippines—San Beda College leaned on a sizzling offensive to stay unbeaten in three games with a 76-63 pounding of Jose Rizal University in Group B of the Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup Monday at The Arena in San Juan City.

The NCAA back-to-back champion Lions zoomed to a 26-16 start and took a 14-point halftime lead at 41-27 behind Borgie Hermida and Ogie Menor.

Bam Gamalinda helped keep the Bombers at bay in the second half to lead five Lions in double-figures with 15 points.

Far Eastern University snapped Ateneo de Manila University's two-game run with a 61-52 win to sustain its climb in Group B with a 2-0 card.

"I wouldn't say I'm more confident this season, but I'm more comfortable because we're more mature," said coach Glenn Capacio of his Tamaraws, who failed to advance to the UAAP Final Four last year.

"We're showing more composure unlike like last season when the team panics in the endgame."

Jon Alisbo buried a triple for a 57-50 FEU advantage just when the Eagles crept in at 54-50 with over a minute remaining.

Mac Baracael and Andy Barroca, who collected 12 points, nine boards and three assists, also nailed four insurance free throws in the final 25 seconds.

Alisbo paced the balanced charge with 13 markers as the intact Tamaraws dealt the Eagles a second loss in four games.

In the opener, College of St. Benilde stunned debuting Letran College with a 71-64 triumph for its first win in two matches.

Jeffrey Morial topscored for the Blazers with 11 points, while Harvey Porras fired all of his 10 points in the final period.

The Knights played without veteran center Bryan Faundo, who was dropped from the team due to academic deficiency.

The scores:

First Game

ST. BENILDE 71 – Morial 11, Porras 10, Umlas 10, Manlapaz 10, David 8, Montecastro 7, Abulocion 4, Dela Paz 4, Santos 4, Mañalac 3, Wong 0, Johnston 0, Dino 0.
LETRAN 64 – Gutilban 14, Daa 12, Foronda 11, Jazul 11, Cabonce 7, Guevarra 4, Ranises 3, Dangcal 2, Lacamento 0, Melegrito 0, Foronda 0, Belencion 0.
Quarters: 16-16, 36-34, 43-51, 71-64

Second Game

SAN BEDA 76 – Gamalinda 15, Hermida 13, Menor 12, Ekwe 10, Taganas 10, Escobal 7, Lanete 5, Villanueva 2, Marcelo 1, Udo 1, Canlas 0, Tirona 0, Tecson 0, Pascual 0, Taupa 0.
JOSE RIZAL 63 – Matute 11, Sena 10, Hayes 8, Lituania 7, Cagoco 7, Nocom 4, Pradas 4, Apinan 3, Njei 3, Bulangis 2, Agas 2, Kabigting 2, Lopez 0.
Quarters: 26-16, 41-27, 59-50, 76-63

Third Game

FEU 61 – Alisbo 13, Barrroca 12, Baracael 9, Adolfo 6, Ramos 5, Cawaling 5, Cervantes 4, Noundo 4, Knuttel 2, Cabagnot 1, Kave 0, Tanuan 0, Fernandez 0,
ATENEO 52 – Tiu 10, Al-Hussaini 10, Chua 6, Long 5, Baclao 4, Salamat 4, Reyes 3, Gonzaga 3, Baldos 3, Buenafe 2, Sumalinog 2, Escueta 0, Austria 0.
Quarters: 13-14, 29-33, 42-45, 61-52

gameface_one
05-05-2008, 01:17 PM
Archers eye third Filoil victory vs Bulldogs



Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 05:26:00 05/05/2008


MANILA, Philippines—De La Salle University will attempt to preserve its immaculate slate when it takes on dangerous National University even as Ateneo de Manila University shoots for a fourth win on Monday in the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at the Arena in San Juan City.

The Archers hope to tie the idle San Beda Red Lions for the Group B lead when they seek a third win against the Bulldogs at 4 p.m.

La Salle routed Jose Rizal University, 69-53, and San Sebastian College, 75-58, and is heavily favored over National University, which has a 1-1 card.

The Ateneo Eagles (3-2) tangle with the winless University of the Philippines Maroons at 6 p.m. while San Sebastian guns for a second straight triumph against Mapua Institute of Technology in the 2 p.m. curtain raiser.

The San Sebastian Stags pinned a second straight loss on the Maroons with a 97-85 decision and are now carrying a 2-1 record behind the 3-2 slate of the Eagles in Group A. The Mapua Cardinals are sporting an even 1-1 card.

Rico Maierhofer, James Mangahas, PJ Barua and Maui Villanueva will lead La Salle while the NU Bulldogs will try to get inspired performances from Mervin Baloran and Raymond Aguilar.

The top four finishers from each group advance to the quarterfinals of this tournament serving as appetizer for the coming UAAP and NCAA seasons. Marc Anthony Reyes

King_stag
05-05-2008, 09:55 PM
Green Archers survive jaws of defeat

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De La Salle University overcame a determined National University to stay unbeaten.

The De La Salle Green Archers delivered a furious 26-10 burst in the endgame to rally past the NU Bulldogs, 73-64, for their third consecutive win last May 5, 2008 in the Fil-Oil Flying V Pre Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan City .

La Salle has now joined reigning NCAA back-to-back champions San Beda College Red Lions on top with an identical 3-0 slate.

After three tiresome quarters courtesy of La Salle’s pitiful performance, the Green Archers finally realized that they were the UAAP defending champs plus the fact that they are also the tournament’s defending champs.

Forward PJ Barua typified La Salle’s fourth quarter rally, scoring 9 of his 13 points including back-to-back jumpers to help La Salle push for a two point lead, 66-64, with 3:57 minutes to go in the final quarter.

La Salle clamped down on the Bulldogs with thier trapping defense and was held scoreless in the last three minutes of the ball game. The Green Archers coasted with a 7-0 burst to nail the final count.

“It is so hard to play when you are down even with a short deficit,” said Barua, who also stole two important possessions from the NU Bulldogs. “You really have to fight and give it your best to win.”

After a 15-all standoff at the end of first quarter, National University rallied behind Michael Luy and Dave Galapon scoring 6 and 7 points respectively to establish a 39-31 halftime lead.

Raymond Aguilar, had 9 points for NU including 5 points in the third period to give the Bulldogs a 54-47 lead at the start of fourth quarter.

Team Captain Jayvee Casio, who paced La Salle with 18 points, ignited the Green Archers’ massive comeback as he fired 6 straight points. James Mangahas drilled in 6 of his 9 points in the last three-minutes of the game to push the Bulldogs to a 1-2 slate.

Rico Maierhofer produced 14 points and collected 12 rebounds, while Simon Atkins contributed 8 points and 9 assists for La Salle. Jonathan Jhanke had 15 points for NU.

Individual Scores:

La Salle – 73: Casio 18, Maierhofer 14, Barua 12, Mangahas 9, Atkins 8, Webb 4, Villanueva 2, Lee 0, Revilla 0, Bagatsing 0.

NU – 64: Jhanke 15, Galapon 12, Aguilar 9, Asoro 7, Luy 6, Ponferada 6, Magat 2, Garcia 2, Catamora 0.

Quarter Scores: 15-15, 31-39, 47-54, 73-64

gameface_one
05-07-2008, 09:02 AM
La Salle eyes solo Filoil lead
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Locked in a tie for the lead with San Beda College following an easy 73-64 victory over National University last Monday, De La Salle will be looking to grab the solo lead in Group B when it takes on University of the East in today’s featured match in the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.


The Green Archers and the Warriors clash in the 4 p.m. match, with the Taft-based dribblers set to overtake San Beda in the standings after tying the Red Lions at 3-0 (win-loss).

Far Eastern University, which tote a 2-0 card in Group B, eyes a third victory against San Sebastian in the 2 p.m. game, while Adamson University (1-1) meets University of the Philippines to cap the day at 6 p.m. in the tournament backed by Total Metro Oil, Canopy Homes, Flying V Biodiesel Premium, Burlington, Padi’s Point, Methathione, CDO, Reyes Barbecue, Smart, Chowking, Ecology Marine Transport Specialist Inc., Diamond Purified Water and official ball Nike.

La Salle, which broke UE’s 14-game winning streak last year en route to clinching the UAAP crown, will be looking to repeat over the Warriors, who will be gunning for only its second win after a long rest.

This time, though, there will be no sibling rivalry as Franz Pumaren has yet to come home after steering the RP Youth team to the championship in the SEABA tournament in Malaysia.

Instead, it will be assistant coaches Tyrone Bautista and Dave Dichupa who will be calling the shots against UE’s Dindo Pumaren.

Today’s La Salle-UE tiff will also boil down how the two teams veteran players perform against each other, with the Archers relying on Maui Villanueva, JV Casio, Rico Maierhofer and the Warriors counting on Marcy Arellano, Rudy Lingganay, Hans Paul Thiele, John Paul Lee and James Martinez.

The Tamaraws, meanwhile, will try to get the most out of a solid line-up against the Stags, who are coming off a 98-76 loss to the Mapua Cardinals, also last Monday.

The Falcons are also looking to improve a 1-1 card against the Maroons, who have yet to post a win after two games.

gameface_one
05-08-2008, 09:05 AM
UE Warriors get back at DLSU Archers



Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 01:18:00 05/08/2008


GAMES MONDAY (The Arena, San Juan)
2 p.m.—UE vs. Mapua
4 p.m.—Far Eastern U vs. Letran
6 p.m.—San Sebastian vs. St. Benilde

MANILA, Philippines—University of the East finally got back at De La Salle University even if it’s in the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup.

Narciso Llagas tipped in a missed lay-up by Marcy Arellano in the dying seconds to lift the Warriors to a 69-67 victory over the Green Archers Wednesday in their first meeting since La Salle beat UE for the UAAP crown last year.

With the game tied at 67-all with 22 seconds to go, Arellano stole the ball from JV Casio, and streaked to the basket for a layup that he missed.

But Llagas was there to save the game for the Warriors, who picked up their second win in Group A at The Arena in San Juan City.

The Warriors won all their 14 elimination-round matches in the 70th UAAP season only to lose in the finals to the Archers via a 2-0 sweep.

Hans Paul Thiele led UE with 14 markers, while Llagas had 12.

Casio topscored for La Salle with 20.

The Archers dropped to 3-1 behind co-leaders San Beda College and Far Eastern University, which beat San Sebastian College, 77-73, in the opener for its third win in as many games.

With Marnel Baracael leading the charge, the FEU Tamaraws broke a 64-64 deadlock to outscore the San Sebastian Stags, 13-7, in the final 3:46.

The Stags dropped to 2-3 in Group A with their second straight defeat.

In the nightcap, Adamson University edged University of the Philippines, 65-61, to raise its card to 2-1 in Group A.

The Maroons joined idle University of Perpetual Help Altas at the cellar with a 0-4 mark. Jasmine Payo

The scores

FEU 77—Cervantes 16, Cawaling 12, Baracael 10, Barroca 10, Alisbo 7, Fernandez 6, Kave 6, Knuttel 5, Adolfo 5, Ramos 2, Noundou 0, Cabagnot 0, Tanuan 0.
SSC 73—Maconocido 23, Raymundo 11, Bulawan 8, Ballesteros 8, Del Rio 3, Saquillo 4, Viray 4, Bringas 4, Najorda 4, Zulueta 2, Semira 2, Taha 0, Delgado 0.
Quarters: 13-13; 32-24; 53-43; 77-73.

gameface_one
05-08-2008, 09:06 AM
Tamaraws rap Stags
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Far Eastern University kept its composure in the fourth quarter to repulse San Sebastian, 77-73, for its third straight victory yesterday in the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.


With Marnel Baracael leading the charge, the Tamaraws, got out of a 64-64 standoff with a13-7 run in the final 3:46 to secure the win that tied them with De La Salle and San Beda in Group B at 3-0.

Baracael, who scored four points in that stretch, rounded out the scoring on two free throws off a desperation foul by Gilbert Bulawan in the dying seconds.

The Stags, who drew a game-high 23 points from Raymund Maconocido, dropped to 2-3 (win-loss) in Group A of this tournament also backed by Total Metro Oil, Canopy Homes, Flying V Biodiesel Premium, Smart, Boysen, Bayo, Metathione, Padi’s Point, CDO, Reyes Barbecue, Burlington, Chowking, Ecology Marine Transport Specialist, Inc., Diamond Purified Drinking Water and official ball Nike.

San Sebastian, which was coming off a stinging 98-76 loss to the Mapua Cardinals last Monday, held their ground against the experienced Tamaraws in the first round before slowing down in the second round that the Morayta-based cagers take a 32-24 lead.

Reil Cervantes finished with 16 points, Ricardo Cawaling had 12, while Baracael and Andy Barroca added 10 each for the Tamaraws, who also drew six rebounds and seven assists from Benedict Fernandez.

Raymundo, who had 11 points, was the only double-digit scorer for the Stags, who had now lost two in a row.

The scores

First Game

FEU 77 — Cervantes 16, Cawaling 12, Baracael 10, Barroca 10, Alispo 7, Fernandez 6, Kave 6, Knuttel 5, Adolfo 5, Ramos 2, Cabagnot 0, Tanuan 0,

SSC 73 — Maconocido 23, Raymundo 11, Bulawan 8, Ballesteros 8, Saq uillo 4, Viray 4, Bringas 4,

Najorda 4, Semira 2, Taha 0, Delgado 0.

Quarters: 13-13; 32-24; 53-43; 77-73

gameface_one
05-12-2008, 08:05 AM
Tams seek solo lead vs Bulldogs



Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:31:00 05/12/2008


Standings
Group A: UE 2-0, Ateneo 4-2, Adamson 2-1, SSC 2-3, Letran 1-1, NU 1-2, JRU 1-3.
Group B: San Beda 3-0, FEU 3-0, La Salle 3-1, Mapua 3-2, CSB 1-2, UP 0-4, UPHDS 0-4

MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University eyes the solo lead in Group B while University of the East seeks a follow-up to its win over De La Salle University last week at the resumption of the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan City on Monday.

The Tamaraws take on the National University Bulldogs at 4 p.m. after the UE Warriors-Mapua Cardinals tussle in the 2 p.m. opener.

FEU and reigning NCAA champion San Beda College share the Group B lead at 3-0.

San Sebastian College meets College of St. Benilde in the 6 p.m. match.

The Warriors, the only unbeaten team in Group A at 2-0, are coming off a 69-67 nipping of the Green Archers last week.

It was sort of a revenge for the Recto-based dribblers who swept the 14-game elimination round in the UAAP last year only to be swept by the Archers in the best-of-three championship.

The Cardinals, toting a 3-2 card in Group B, beat the Stags, 98-76, also last week. Allan Mangahas made 20 points and Erwin Cornejo added 15 in that match that saw the Cards silence the Stags’ key players in the second half.

UE will rely on its arsenal of shooters, led by Hans Thiele, Marcy Arellano, Narciso Llagas and James Martinez, who also have to work hard to offset the Cards’ constricting defense.

Meanwhile, organizers said that Burlington Bio-Fresh will give away prizes to winners of their puzzle game during the halftime breaks on Monday. Steve Silva, contributor

gameface_one
05-13-2008, 09:30 AM
Warriors nip Cards in OT
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Elmer Espiritu saved his best in overtime to lead University of the East past Mapua, 99-95, yesterday in the 2nd Filoil Flying V PreSeason Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.


Espiritu scored eight of his 29 points in the extra period, including six straight that gave the Warriors an 89-81 cushion in the final 2:46.

The Cardinals stormed back with a 8-4 swing behind Allan Mangahas and Ian Chris Mazo to trim the gap to 87-93 in the final 1:31, but Espiritu struck back for a 95-86 lead with 1:09 to keep Mapua at bay en route to the win.

Espiritu, who also pulled down 14 rebounds, and Mazo, who finished with a game-high 34 points for Mapua, actually engaged each other in a shootout in overtime and scored eight points each in that stretch, but Mazo’s last five points, including a triple, came when the Warriors had already secured the victory.

Regulation ended at 80all.

With the win, the Warriors climbed to 3-0 in Group A, while the Cards slid to 3-3 (win-loss) in Group B in this tournament also backed by Total Metro Oil, Canopy Homes, Flying V Biodiesel Premium, Smart, Boysen, Bayo, Metathione, Padi’s Point, CDO, Reyes Barbecue, Burlington, Chowking, Ecology Marine Transport Specialist, Inc., Diamond Purified Drinking Water and official ball Nike.

Far Eastern University, meanwhile, disposed of National University, 6954, to clinch its fourth straight win and assume the solo lead in Group B.

Benedict Fernandez scored 12 points, Andy Mark Barroca had 11 and seven assists and Jens Dieter Knuttel added seven for the Tamaraws, who built several 20-point leads, the last at 67-47 in the final 5:15 en route to the lopsided win.

The Bulldogs, who drew 12 points from Raymund Aguilar and nine from Aaron Galapon, fell to 1-3 in Group A.

The scores:

First Game

UE 99 — Espiritu 29, Llagas 26, Thiele Lingganay 7, Tagarda 7, Zamar 6, Martinez 5, Bandaying 4, Acuna 2, Etrone 2, Alabanza 1.

MAPUA 95 — Mazo 34, Mangahas 12, Banal 11, N. Pascual 11, Cornejo 10, J. Pascual 2, Acosta 2, Dela Peña 2, Soriano 2.

Quarterscores: 20-21, 48-43, 67-59, 80-80 (OT) 99-95

gameface_one
05-14-2008, 08:59 AM
Cardinals return to action today
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Coming off a loss in a game where they had several chances to win, the Mapua Cardinals return to action at The Arena today, hoping to get back on track against the well-rested Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers in the first game of a triple-header in the 2nd Filoil Flying V PreSeason Invitational Cup.


The Cardinals dropped a 99-95 overtime decision on Monday against the streaking University of the East and fell to an even 3-3 (win-loss) card in Group B.

JRU, which last played — and lost to San Beda, 63-76 on April 28 for a 1-3 card, had enough time to rest and prepare against the Cards. The two teams clash at 2 p.m.

Meanwhile, Adamson University (2-1) tries to improve its slate against the still-winless University of Perpetual Help-Dalta System (0-4), while the Warriors seek their fourth straight win against University of the Philippines, which is tied with UE at the bottom of Group B in this tournament also backed by Total Metro Oil, Canopy Homes, Flying V Biodiesel Premium, Smart, Boysen, Bayo, Metathione, Padi’s Point, CDO, Reyes Barbecue, Burlington, Chowking, Ecology Marine Transport Specialist, Inc., Diamond Purified Drinking Water and official ball Nike.

Mapua actually drew a game-high 34 points from Ian Chris Mazo, 12 from Allan Mangahas, 11 each from Jonathan Banal and Neil Pascual and 10 from Erwin Cornejo, but they fell short against the Warriors’ scoring spree in the extra period.

This time, though, the Cardinals, Mazo and company are picked to win over the Heavy Bombers, unless the Mandaluyong-based dribblers come up with a far better performance than the one they showed against the Red Lions.

Meanwhile, the Burlington Bio-Fresh will once again give away prizes to winners of their puzzle game during the halftime breaks of today’s triple-header.

Padi’s Point and Metathione will also give away raffle prizes to lucky ticket purchasers.

This is exclusive of a separate promo by Padi’s Point where lucky ticket holders can use the said tickets as a discount coupon on Padi’s Point restaurants.

gameface_one
05-15-2008, 08:20 AM
2nd Filoil Invitational Cup

Cards rap Bombers
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Kelvin dela Pena was back to his usual deadly form and the Mapua Cardinals rode on his game-long brilliance to fashion out an easy 90-73 victory over Jose Rizal University yesterday in the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena.


Dela Pena, last year’s NCAA MVP, tossed in 22 points, including 11 in the first quarter, and had six assists to lead the Cardinals to their fourth win in seven games in Group B of this tournament also backed by Total Metro Oil, Canopy Homes, Flying V Biodiesel Premium, Smart, Boysen, Bayo, Metathione, Padi’s Point, CDO, Reyes Barbecue, Burlington, Chowking, Ecology Marine Transport Specialist, Inc., Diamond Purified Drinking Water and official ball Nike.

The Heavy Bombers, meanwhile, dropped to 1-4 to hug the bottom in Group A..

Later, Michael Galinato scored a double-double of 11 points and ten rebounds to lead the Adamson Falcons past the University of Perpetual Help-Dalta System, 69-64.

John Mark Agustin and Chesmar Lapitan added ten each for the Falcons, who climbed to 3-1 in Group A.

The Altas, who also drew a double-double performance from Rommel Balboa who had 12 points and 11 rebounds, took their fifth straight loss to remain at the bottom of Group B.

Franz Dysam also had 12 for the Altas, while Ronald Reyes had ten and four assists.

Dela Peña, who was hardly a factor in Mapua’s 95-99 overtime loss to the University of the East Warriors last Monday, sparked the Cardinals’ early breakaway, scoring six points in the first quarter, with Ian Chris Mazo chipping in seven for a slim 2219 lead.

Mark Sarangay and Erwin Cornejo picked it up from there with seven points each in the next quarter as Mapua started to pull away at the half, 4127.

And with Jonathan Banal, who finished with 14, joining the scoring act in the second half, the Cardinals cruised into their biggest lead of 20 points, 76-56, with still 8:05 to go.

gameface_one
05-21-2008, 08:50 AM
Archers, Knights relive rivalry
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Back after a long rest, defending champion De La Salle University takes on a razor-sharp Letran College in the featured match of today’s tripleheader in the 2nd Filoil Flying V PreSeason Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.


The Green Archers last played on May 7 against the University of the East, dropping a 67-69 heartbreaker, their first after stringing three straight victories.

Still, with three games left in their elimination round assignments, the Archers have the inside track for one of four slots in the quarterfinals in Group B.

A win by the De La Salle in today’s 4 p.m. game against the Knights will tie it for the top spot with Far Eastern University at 4-1, following the Tamaraws’ upset loss, 73-63, to Adamson University late last night.

But the Knights, eyeing a similar quarterfinal slot in Group A, will go for broke for a win today to strengthen their grip on the fourth spot behind University of the East (4-0), Ateneo (4-2) and Adamson (4-2).

Today’s other games in this tournament also backed by Total Metro Oil, Canopy Homes, Flying V Biodiesel Premium, Smart, Boysen, Bayo, Metathione, Padi’s Point, CDO, Reyes Barbecue, Burlington, Chowking, Ecology Marine Transport Specialist, Inc., Diamond Purified Drinking Water and official ball Nike pit National University (1-3) against College of St. Benilde (2-2) at 2 p.m., and UE against winless University of Perpetual Help-Dalta System at 6 p.m.

gameface_one
05-21-2008, 08:57 AM
Surprising Adamson ends FEU Filoil run


By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 04:32:00 05/21/2008


GAMES WEDNESDAY (The Arena, San Juan)
2 p.m.—NU vs St. Benilde
4 p.m.—La Salle vs Letran
6 p.m.—UE vs Perpetual

MANILA, Philippines—Adamson University continued its surprising run by stunning Far Eastern University in a 73-63 decision to claim solo second in Group A of the 2nd Filoil Flying V Preseason Invitational Cup on Monday night at The Arena in San Juan City.

Jerick Cañada fired six of his game-high 21 points in a fourth-quarter surge as the Falcons dealt the Tamaraws their first loss in five games in Group B.

“It’s a good preparation for the UAAP,” said coach Leo Austria, who returned to call the shots for Adamson this year after a one-year stint with Welcoat in the Philippine Basketball Association “We’re on the right track because we’re winning. It’s a morale-booster for us.”

The Falcons improved their record to 4-1 behind the unbeaten University of the East, which will shoot for its fifth straight triumph against the winless University of Perpetual Help at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

De La Salle University, which will try to recover from its first loss against UE, will clash against Letran College at 4 p.m., right after the 2 p.m. opener between National University and College of St. Benilde.

Cañada shot six points in an 18-6 run to turn a 46-47 deficit into a 64-53 Falcons advantage with 4:18 minutes left in the fourth period.

A triple by Paul Gonzalgo, who finished with 18 points, gave the Falcons their biggest lead at 67-53.

The scores:

ADAMSON 73—Cañada 21, Gonzalgo 18, Nuyles 10, Colina 9, Santos 4, Galinato 4, Alvarez 4, Gorospe 2, Margallo 1.

FEU 63—Ramos 14, Cawaling 9, Alisbo 7, Barroca 6, Fernandez 6, Baracael 6, Knuttel 4, Cervantes 4, Kave 4, Adolfo 3.

Quarters: 13-11, 29-30, 46-47, 73-63

King_stag
05-21-2008, 09:44 PM
NU Berry-ied the Blazers

by Josef Ramos

The Bulldogs is finally learning how to win in close games. Marc Joseph Berry could not afford another extension as he guided the National University Bulldogs to a 94-92 overtime win over the College of Saint Benilde Blazers after scoring “the” shot that mattered most last May 21, 2008 at The Arena in San Juan City .

With the score tied at 92-all, Jesus Garcia tried to knock down a game-winning triple. Thanks to a Berry follow with 1.1 seconds to go, the Bulldogs escaped with a win in the Fil-Oil Flying V Pre Season Invitational Cup.

“I felt the jitters. I have to admit it,” said NU coach Manny Dandan. “Thanks to my players for playing tough today. I just told them to give their best even without our star players. I’m happy they responded well.”

Coach Manny Dandan was referring to Edwin Asoro, who is currently playing for Harbour Centre in the PBL finals against Hapee Toothpaste in Batangas City .

Berry and Raymond Aguilar both scored 20 points, while Garcia tallied 19 points as the Bulldogs established a 2-3 slate in Group A to keep their flickering quarterfinal hopes alive.

Dave Catamora and Jewel Ponferado merged for 16 points for the Bulldogs.

The Blazers fell to 2-3 in Group B, but with still two games to play, they will most likely secure the no. 4 spot in their bracket to advance to the quarterfinal round if they will win one of their two remaining games.

Robbie Manalac, had 11 points, hit a game-tying trey with 8.3 seconds to go in overtime for a 92-all count.

The game almost went to another overtime when Garcia muffed a three-pointer, but Berry was there to save the day for the Bulldogs.

Benilde’s William Johnston scored on a lay up with 9.2 seconds left to tie the count at 77-all and the Bulldogs failed to score from their possession that eventually led to the extension period.

The Bulldogs actually led by as many as nine, 51-40, midway in the third quarter, but the Blazers charged back behind Garri Sevilla, with 11 of his 14 points down the stretch to put CSB to within striking distance, 49-51.

Berry and Aguilar conspired to a 9-0 run to push the Bulldogs back in front, 68-59, early in the fourth quarter. Aaron Umlas led CSB with 24 points.

Individual Scores:

NU (94) – Aguilar 20, Berry 20, Garcia 19, Catamora 8, Ponferado 8, Baloran 5, Dela Cruz 5, Luy 3, Magat 2, Galapon 2, Tungcul 1.

CSB (92) – Umlas 24, Sevilla 14, Dalanon 11, Mañalac 11, Manlapaz 10, Montecastro 7, Johnston 7, Porras 4, David 4.

Quarter Scores 22-13, 38-29, 59-54, 77-77, 94-92 (OT)

The_Big_Cat
05-26-2008, 01:49 PM
THREE TEAMS OUT TO NAIL FIL-OIL QUARTERFINALS BERTHS
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 06:44:00 05/26/2008

Standings:
Group A—UE 5-0, Adamson 4-1, Ateneo 4-2, Letran 2-2, NU 2-3, SSC 2-4, JRU 2-4.
Group B—San Beda 4-0, FEU 4-1, DLSU 4-1, Mapua 3-3, CSB 2-2, UP 0-6, UPHDS 0-6

MANILA, Philippines—National University, College of St. Benilde and Jose Rizal University resume their chase for quarterfinal berths at the resumption of the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup Monday at The Arena in San Juan City.

The NU Bulldogs need to beat early quarterfinalist Far Eastern University Tamaraws in their 2 p.m. clash to secure their place in the next round. A loss by NU will tie it with idle San Sebastian College at 2-4 while giving Letran College (2-2) better chances to enter the next stage.

In the 6 p.m. match, the CSB Blazers (2-2), aiming to overtake the Mapua Cardinals (3-3) in the race to the quarterfinals, take on the JRU Bombers (2-4), who are also eyeing a quarterfinals berth in Group A.

Only pride is at stake in the 4 p.m. meeting between unbeaten squads University of the East and San Beda College.

The UE Warriors, fresh off a 61-60 squeaker over the University of Perpetual Help Altas last Wednesday, lead Group A at 5-0 while the Red Lions, coming off a four-week break and a 76-63 victory over the Bombers, pace Group B with a 4-0 card.

Despite the long layoff, San Beda remains a potent force with big men Sam Ekwe and JR Taganas and snipers Pong Escobal and Ogie Menor.

redz16
05-27-2008, 02:58 AM
SBC cagers stay clean
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Games Tomorrow (The Arena)
2 p.m. — San Beda vs National University
4 p.m. — Adamson vs La Salle



San Beda College needed an extra five minutes to repulse a stubborn University of the East, 99-91, yesterday and remain as the only unbeaten team in the 2nd Filoil Flying V PreSeason Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.

Pong Escobal delivered a key triple down the stretch in overtime to spark a 9-0 windup after the Warriors led for the last time at 91-90 on a split charity by Hans Thiele.

Escobal’s trey put San Beda on top by two, 93-91, and he added two more free throws off Narciso Llagas for a 95-91 spread with 1:32 remaining.

The Warriors missed on their next possession, and San Beda’s Jake Pascual added two more free throws to make it a 95-91.

Ekwe, who also had 13 rebounds, then capped the Red Lions breakaway with two free throws of his own for the final count.

Thiele forced the overtime at 88-all with a lay-up in the final 11. 5 seconds of regulation, after Gabo Lanete completed two charities off a foul by Paul Lee.

With the win, the Red Lions improved to 5-0 in Group B, while the Warriors took their first loss for a 5-1 card in Group A of this tournament backed by Total Metro Oil, Canopy Homes, Flying V Biodiesel Premium, Smart, Boysen, Bayo, Metathione, Padi’s Point, CDO, Reyes Barbecue, Burlington, Chowking, Ecology Marine Transport Specialist, Inc., Diamond Purified Drinking Water and official ball Nike.

The scores:

SAN BEDA 99 — Escobal 24, Ekwe 18, Lanete 13, Pascual 12, Gamalinda 9, Menor 6, Hermida 6, Tecson 5, Taganas 4, Tirona 1, Taupa 1.

UE 91 — Thiele 17, Arellano 15, Martinez 14, Espiritu 12, Lingganay 8, Lee 8, Llagas 6, Reyes 3, Duran 3, Tagarda 2, Etrone 2, Alabanza 1.

Quarters: 17-24, 22-45, 65-67, 88-88, 99-91.

full battle gear
05-28-2008, 08:48 AM
NU eyes Filoil quarterfinals; Champions League up


Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:15:00 05/28/2008

GAMES WEDNESDAY (The Arena, San Juan)
2 p.m.—San Beda vs. NU
4 p.m.—Adamson vs. La Salle

MANILA, Philippines—National University’s bid for a quarterfinal berth will be tested Wednesday when it takes on unbeaten San Beda College in the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan City.

The Bulldogs and the Red Lions collide at 2 p.m., to be followed by the encounter between quarterfinalists Adamson University and De La Salle University at 4 p.m.

National U’s (2-3) quarterfinal chances were boosted by the withdrawal of Letran College as most of the Knights are members of Philippine Basketball League finalist Hapee Toothpaste.

Without the Knights, who defaulted their last two matches, the Bulldogs’ rivals for the remaining Group A quarterfinal seat are the Jose Rizal University Bombers (3-4) and the San Sebastian College Stags (2-4).

Meanwhile, more than 200 collegiate teams nationwide will take part in the National Collegiate Championship, a five-month event that ends with the staging of the Filoil-Flying V “Sweet Sixteen” Final Challenge in November.

Eight teams have been seeded outright to the finals, led by the top two UAAP and NCAA teams.

The national champion will receive a scholarship grant worth P500,000 and represent the country to next year’s Universiade Games in Serbia.

The runner-up will get P200,000 scholarship grant while the third and fourth placers will receive P100,000 and P50,000, respectively. Romina S. Austria

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05-29-2008, 09:29 AM
San Beda keeps win streak
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Ogie Menor and Pong Escobal finished with 18 and 13 points to lead the scoring parade for San Beda, but it was JR Tecson who stood out in the end as the Red Lions turned back National University, 79-71, yesterday in the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.


Tecson, who only had eight points in the contest, scored two huge treys in the final 40 seconds to key San Beda’s escape against a surprisingly tough Bulldogs squad, and clinch its sixth straight win in the tournament backed by Total Metro Oil, Canopy Homes, Flying V Biodiesel Premium, Smart, Boysen, Bayo, Metathione, Padi’s Point, CDO, Reyes Barbecue, Burlington, Tanduay, Chowking, Ecology Marine Transport Specialist, Inc., Diamond Purified Drinking Water, official ball Nike and official after sportswear Happy Feet.

The Bulldogs, who were led by Jessie Garcias game-high 27 points, fell to 2-4 and need to win their last game in the eliminations to forge a tie with Jose Rizal University for the no. 4 spot.

The Bulldogs, who forced a 22-22 tie after the first quarter, played tough throughout and kept pace with the Lions and even threatened to within 45-49 midway on a trey from Jessie Garcias.

Raymund Aguilar had also 17 points for NU.

The Bulldogs, perhaps playing their best game in the tournament, even took the lead, 69-68, on a jumper from Aguilar, with 4:33 remaining.

Rico Maierhofer and JV Casio stepped up bigtime in overtime as De La Salle University outsteadied Adamson University, 68-63 in the second game.

Maierhofer, who led La Salle with 17, tossed in eight points in the extension, including a short jumper in the dying seconds for a 67-63 spread after Adamson’s Jerick Cañada split his charities on the other end to put the Falcons to within two, 63-65.

Casio had earlier scored two to make it a 65-62 count with 34.6 seconds to go, before Canada split his charities.

Maierhofer actually got La Salle’s offensive going starting the extension off a jumper for a 59-56 lead, after Malabes split his charities fo a 57-56 count.

Regulation ended at 56-all.

Casio added 14 for La Salle, while PJ Barua had eight. Allan Santos led Adamson with 13.

With the win, La Salle improved to 5-1, while Adamson dropped to 4-2 in a tie with Ateneo in Group A.

The Scores

First Game

SAN BEDA 79 — Menor 18, Escobal 13, Ekwe 11, Gamalinda 9, Tecson 8, Lanete 7, Marcelo 6, Pascual 4, Taupa 2, Taganas 1.

NU 71 — Garcias 27, Aguilar 14, Ponferrada 7, Berry 7, Dela Cruz 6, Luy 4, Catamora 4, Jhanke 2.

Quarterscores: 22-22, 42-36, 62-57, 79-71.

Second Game

LA SALLE 68 — Maierhofer 17, Casio 14, Barua 8, Walsham 6, Mangahas 5, Revilla 4, Villanueva 3, Ferdinand 2, Malabes 1.

ADAMSON 63 — Santos 13, Galinato 10, Alvarez 9, Margallo 6, Canada 5, Gorospe 4, Colina 3, Lozada 1.

Quarterscores: 19-20, 35-32, 45-46, 56-56, 68-63 (OT)

gameface_one
06-01-2008, 08:33 AM
The Arena braces for Ateneo-La Salle match
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On June 7, defending champion De La Salle University and archrival Ateneo de Manila clash for the first time to cap the elimination round of the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.


While both teams have already secured quarterfinals berths, with the Green Archers tied for second place in Group B with a 5-1 card, and the Blue Eagles also tied with Adamson in Group A with a 4-2 mark, college basketball fans can still expect an all-out war in a continuing rivalry between two of the country’s premiere collegiate teams.

And in anticipation of the huge crowd that will come in droves this coming weekend, league organizers have sought the assistance of the city’s top officials, led by San Juan Mayor JV Ejercito.

The good mayor of San Juan readily responded to the plea for help and has already started clearing the Shrine area located immediately beside The Arena’s four-storey parking area.

With this, fans with vehicles can now use the four-storey parking area, the existing parking area with a capacity of 250 vehicles, and the newly-cleared area behind the four-story parking space.

Before the La Salle-Ateneo game scheduled on that day, also scheduled is the match between their junior teams – the La Salle Greenhills squad vs the Blue Eaglets.

On Sunday, June 8, the NU Bulldogs battle the UP Maroons as they end their campaign in the nearly three-month long elimination round.

For fans who will be unable to watch the games at the Arena, they can watch the La Salle-Ateneo match over Solar Sports, Basketball TV and RPN 9, which will carry the games live. Tickets for the Saturday and Sunday games (June 7-8) will be available starting on Wednesday, June 4, at all Ticketnet outlets at SM Malls or at the Araneta Coliseum.

gameface_one
06-05-2008, 08:33 AM
FEU survives UE rally



By FRANCIS SANTIAGO
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Far Eastern University warded off the spirited comeback of University of the East yesterday, 84-82, in the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan City.


Banking on a well-balanced attack, the Tamaraws appeared to have sewn up the game when they led by nine, 84-75, with 27.4 ticks to go.

But the Red Warriors, the losing finalists in the UAAP last season, refused to give up and wheeled back into the contest behind three big defensive stops.

The first was transformed by Marcy Arellano into a huge triple that pushed them to within 7884 with 15 ticks left.

Two more steals by UE allowed Toto Bandaying and Arellano to score two quick baskets to put the Red Warriors within striking distance, 82-84, with 2.5 ticks to go.

They also forced the Tamaraws to turn the ball for the fourth time but they had only one second left to complete the play.

UE’s Paul Lee managed to get free from his FEU defender but his desperation 3-point shot rimmed out.

In the second game, San Sebastian College outplayed San Beda College in overtime, 87-82.

Dave najorda, who topscored with 22 points, scattered six points in the extra five minutes to help the Stags hand the Lions their first loss in seven outings.

Regulation play ended in a 75-75 deadlock after Jim Viray sank a triple in the closing seconds.

The win, San Sebastian’s third in seven games, bolstered the Stags’ bid for a quarterfinals berth as they claimed a share of fourth spot with idle Jose Rizal College in Group A.

The Scores

First Game

FEU 84 — Cawaling 18, Baracael 13, Kave 11, Barroca 10, Adolfo 7, Fernandez 7, Knuttel 6, Sanga 5, Alsibo 3, Ramos 2, Cervantes 2, Noundo 0.

UE 82 — Arellano 17, Llagas 16, Bandaying 14, Martinez 13, Espiritu 10, Thiele 5, Reyes 3, Etrone 2, Lee 2, Duran 0.

Quarters: 17-18, 40-33, 59-52, 84-82

Second Game

SSC 87 — Najorda 22, Raymundo 20, Viray 14, Ballesteros 10, Aquino 7, Semira 6, Bulawan 5, Delgado 3, Sequillo 0.

SBC 82 — Gamalinda 17, Hermido 11, Pascual 10, escobal 10, Taupa 8, Lanete 8, Tecson 5, Menor 5, Tirona 0, Taganas 0, Marcelo 0.

Quarters: 19-13, 30-44, 57-56, 75-75 (Reg.), 87-82 (OT).

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06-06-2008, 09:03 AM
ADM, DLS prepare for showdown
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Games on Saturday (The Arena)
1 p.m. — LSGH vs Ateneo High School
4 p.m. — Ateneo vs DLSU
6 p.m. — NU vs UP



Archrivals De La Salle University and Ateneo de Manila renew a decades-old basketball rivalry tomorrow at The Arena in San Juan, and while there is really nothing at stake except for bragging rights, expect the Green Archers and the Blue Eagles to slug it out from the opening buzzer until the final shot is made.

For one, a huge crowd is expected to jam The Arena’s every inch of available space, starting with the gym’s parking, and inside the gym itself. And with their bands and cheerers in attendance, the atmosphere should approximate that of a UAAP regular game.

Virgil Villavicencio, former La Salle coach and one of three commissioners (the other being Aric del Rosario and Ato Badolato) said tickets for the game are "selling like pancakes" and expects every ticket to be sold out by the time the opening buzzer sounds.

Tomorrow’s schedule starts with an appetizer, pitting juniors teams La Salle Green Hills and Ateneo High School at 1 p.m., to be followed by the La Salle-Ateneo game at 4 o’clock. National University and University of the Philippines cap the day when they clash at 6 p.m.

But there is another good reason why the La Salle-Ateneo match is worth checking out, as the Green Archers and the Blue Eagles may end up in the finals.

Presently, Ateneo, which carries a 4-2 (win-loss) card, has the best quotient in Group A of 1.1 followed by University of the East (5-2), with a 1.09 quotient and Adamson (5-2), with 1.02. Group A’s No. 4 team is JRU.

In Group B, La Salle (5-1) also lords it over the field with a 1.23 quotient followed by San Beda (6-1) with 1.16 and Far Eastern University (1.14). The No. 4 team in Group B is Mapua.

So in case Ateneo wins over La Salle, the Blue Eagles stay at the top spot in Group A. The same goes for a win by La Salle. A loss by either team will drop it back to the No. 3 on their respective groups.

Either way, the Green Archers and the Blue Eagles will still have to win over their opponents in the quarterfinals slated on June 11, where the No. 1 team battles the No. 4 squad, and the No. 2 team takes on the No. 3 team within the same group.

If they get past their quarterfinals rivals, they still have to make it past the other surviving team in their group. Only after they disposed of their semis opponent that they’ll be meeting for the second time with a bigger stake — as champions of the 2nd edition of the league.

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06-06-2008, 11:34 AM
Golden Stags shock fancied San Beda in overtime
by Josef Ramos

SAN Sebastian didn’t play like an eliminated team against highly-touted San Beda College.

Despite already being knocked out of the 2008 Filoil Flying V Preseason Invitational, the Golden Stags played one of their most brilliant games in recent memory, scoring a stunning 87-82 overtime win against the Red Lions last June 4, 2008, at The Arena in San Juan City.

Golden Stags swingman Jim Viray forced the extra five-minute period by hitting a triple with 20.4 ticks left to tie the count at 75, then put his team firmly in control of the game at 83-79, with 1:58 left in overtime.

“Everybody played well, not only me,” said Viray. “We played perfectly [all] our roles today.” The PBL veteran scored 14 points in the game.

Viray was referring to teammates Dave Najorda, Pamboy Raymundo and Jason Ballesteros, all of whom carried the offensive load and made critical plays to trim a 14-point halftime deficit against the back-to-back defending NCAA champions.

Najorda, the younger brother of former Stag and current pro Leo, registered 22 points, 12 of which came in the critical third period, where the Red Lions were outscored by 15.

San Sebastian and San Beda traded baskets in the fourth quarter. After Jimbo Aquino evened the score at 72 with 2:43 left, Red Lions back-up guard Garvo Lanete hit what seemed to be a go-ahead triple with 1:25 to go, before Viray saved the day for the Golden Stags.

Ballesteros, who successfully contained Nigerian behemoth Sam Ekwe, collected a game-high 20 rebounds, swatted three shots and chipped in with 10 points. Ekwe was limited to eight points.

“The big guys fought impressively in the shaded area. They kept pushing Ekwe out of his comfort zone that pushed [him] to hit jumpshots, which is not his game,” said SSC-R assistant coach Jolly Escobar.

Escobar took the coaching helm from head strategist Jorge Gallent, who, despite being in the venue, had just flown in from out-of-town. “Jolly is a good coach. He knows how to deal [with] any given situation,” said Gallent, who recently coached five time PBL champion.

“This is a big win for us, despite being a preseason game. Now, we know we can beat a team like San Beda. They were complete, we were complete, so it’s a great win,” Gallent added.

The Golden Stags ended the tournament with a 3-4 slate, but have an inferior quotient compared to the Jose Rizal Heavy Bombers, who belong to the same group and sport the same record. Even if the 2-4 National University Bulldogs lose their final game this Saturday, SSC-R will still not advance to the quarterfinal round.

San Beda, meanwhile, lost its first game in seven outings. Bam Gamalinda scored 17 points to lead the Red Lions.

Individual Scores:

SSC-R 87 – Najorda 22, Raymundo 20, Viray 14, Ballesteros 10, Aquino 7, Semira 6, Delgado 6, Bulawan 5.

SBC 82 – Gamalinda 17, Hermida 11, Escobal 10, Pascual 10, Ekwe 8, Lanete 8, Taupa 8, Tecson 5, Menor 5.

Quarter Scores: 19-13, 30-44, 57-56, 75-75, 87-82 (OT

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06-07-2008, 07:41 AM
Ateneo vs La Salle today in Filoil meet



By FRANCIS SANTIAGO
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This is not yet the regular UAAP game, but don’t expect an exhibition-type game when bitter rivals Ateneo and La Salle clash today in the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan City.


Game time is set at 4 p.m. with a banner crowd almost assured at the 5,000-seat gym as the legendary rivalry brings its act to this pre-season encounter where both teams, as usual, will let it all hang out.

Junior teams La Salle Greenhills and Ateneo High School, meanwhile, square off in the opener at 1 p.m., while National University and University of the Philippines cap the day when they collide at 6 p.m.

Though only bragging rights are at stake, there’s still the quarterfinals ahead as both teams prime themselves up for this phase beginning Wedneday.

Ateneo coach Norman Black said yesterday that they have the slight edge against La Salle in terms of offense agrees La Salle has the edge in defense, especially when the Archers apply full-court pressure.

"We don’t really need adjustments since we’ve met them (Green Archers) many times in the past. But seriously, we have to prepare for their pressure defense," Black said.

"We also need to watch out for Rico Maierhofer and JV Casio. Those two guys are their explosive weapons," said Black, who will rely on Chris Tiu, Yuri Escueta, Nonoy Baclao, Jai Reyes and rookie Ryan Buenafe.

Aside from Maierhofer and Casio, there’s also PJ Barua, Indonesian Ferdinand and James Walsham to help the Archers.

Both teams are coming off impressive wins with the Taft-based dribblers beating Adamson University, 68-63, in overtime, and the Loyola-based cagers scoring a 72-51 win over University of the Philippines last May 5.

Those victories put both teams at the top of their respective groups.

However, today’s game could change their fortunes.

Ateneo, carrying a 4-2 (win-loss) card has the best quotient in Group A with 1.1 followed by University of the East (5-2) with 1.09 quotient, and Adamson (5-2) with 1.02. Jose Rizal University is the Group A’s No.4 team.

In Group B, La Salle (5-1) also has the best quotient in the field with 1.23, followed by last year’s runner up San Beda (6-1) with 1.16 and Far Eastern University (1.14). Mapua is fourth in Group B.

The winning team today would stay on top of its respective group while the losing team could slip to the No. 3 spot.

The placing is crucial for the quarterfinal round since the No.1 team battles the No. 4 squad, while the No. 2 team collides with the No. 3 team within the same group.

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06-08-2008, 07:53 AM
Archers snare Eagles

Sunday, June 8, 2008
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Injured playmaker JV Casio played the new role as his team’s most expensive cheerleader during the La Salle-Ateneo encounter in the Fil-Oil Flying V Pre Season Invitational Cup.

His absence was hardly felt last night as Hyram Bagatsing and Rico Maierhofer picked up the slack in carrying the Archers to a tense 78-72 overtime win over the Blue Eagles at The Arena in San Juan.

Casio, La Salle’s cerebral quarterback, was sidelined after injuring his right shooting hand, but then came Bagatsing, who gladly responded in the game’s unlikely situation. He knocked in 13 fourth quarter points, highlighted by a triple and a basket off a give-and-go play with Maierhofer that completed La Salle’s comeback.

It claimed its sixth win in seven games of this tournament backed by Total Metro Oil, Canopy Homes, Flying V Biodiesel Premium, Smart, Boysen, Bayo, Metathione, Padi’s Point, CDO, Reyes Barbecue, Tanduay, Burlington, Chowking, Ecology Marine Transport Specialist, Inc., Diamond Purified Drinking Water, and Nike, the official ball, and Happy Feet, the official sportswear.

“JV and a couple of few guys weren’t able to play because of injuries and we’re really undermanned,” said La Salle coach Franz Pumaren. “We were down to about seven holdovers and four rookies, but since this is a La Salle-Ateneo match, everybody responded and that was the key to this win.”

Pumaren heaped praises on Bagatsing and Maierhofer as well as guys like PJ Barua and James Mangahas, who also stepped up big when needed most.

Playing catch up most of the way, the Archers got a big lift from Bagatsing and Maierhofer, who combined for the team’s last 10 points in regulation.

Bagatsing, a shooting guard, knocked in a triple from left quarter court that gave the Archers their first taste of the lead in a long while, 63-62, with 35 seconds left. Eleven seconds later, Chris Tiu restored the lead back for Ateneo with his own version of trifecta, but Bagatsing and Maierhofer combined forces in a perfectly executed give-and-go play to knot the count at 65-all, time down to seven seconds.

Ateneo couldn’t buy a basket in the next play.

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06-08-2008, 07:59 AM
Archers outplay Eagles in OT

By FRANCIS SANTIAGO
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De La Salle University bucked the absence of JV Casio to turn back Ateneo de Manila in overtime, 78-72, yesterday in the 2nd Filoil Flying V PreSeason Invitational Cup at The Arena in Juan City.

While star guard Casio was reduced to a cheer leader with an injured right shooting hand, Rico Maierhofer, James Mangas and Hyram Bagatsing took the cudgels in giving the Archers a share of the top spot with San Beda in Group B on similar 6-1 cards.

"We are undermanned in this game. We only have 11 players as Casio and Badir Malabes are still out. But we are lucky to win this one. Our guys stepped up," La Salle coach Franz Pumaren said.

"Right now we are still (only) 75 percent. We want to use this preseason tournament for the coming UAAP (season). Hopefully we can peak in time for the UAAP," Pumaren added.

Maierhofer and Mangahas boomed with 18 points apiece while Bagatsing added 15 but it was PJ Barua who spelled the difference in the endgame as he scattered five points in the extra five minutes.

Barua scored a triple followed by a twinner with the 2:45 left in overtime as the Archers took a 70-69 lead. A triple by Simon Atkins made it 73-69 with 2:05 left.

And after Chris Tiu countered with a jumper and Selvirino Baclao split his free throws after a Mangahas drive to push Ateneo within 72-75.

But this proved to be the Eagles’ final hurrah as a stingy La Salle defense forced them to shoot blanks in the ensuing plays while the Taft-based squad added three more points to their tally.

Regulation play ended in a 65-65 deadlock after Bagatsing drilled in a trey with 7.8 seconds to go.

Ateneo, which drew 20 points from Tiu and 13 point for rookie Ryan Buenafe, fell to fifth spot behind University of the East and Adamson with a 4-3 slate.

Earlier, Ael Banal stepped up big, exploding for 21 points as the Ateneo Blue Eaglets split their doubleheader with an 82-72 spanking of the Greenies.

The Eaglets used a fiery fourth quarter run to overhaul a 40-45 third quarter deficit and race to a commanding 78-68 advantage as Jaybee Dumrique and Ivan Enriquez joined Banal in the firing end.

The Katipunan-based cagers outscored the Greenies, 23-16, in that stretch behind the efforts of Banal, who was 5-of-5 from the rainbow territory, and Dumrique and Enriquez who had seven and four points, respectively.

Dumrique finished the game with 18 points while Enriquez made 15.

Ateneo also drew nine points from Kiefer Ravena, and seven apiece from Jani Tiongson and Ice Reyes.

A split free throw by Von Pessumal ignited a 9-2 Ateneo run that put the Eaglets to thier biggest lead of the game, 68-58, with 7:06 left in the final frame.

Mikee Reyes, who topscored for the Greenies with 21, sparked an 8-2 run capped by a mid-range jumper by Martin Reyes that put their team to within, 65-70, with 5:01 left.

But that prove to be La Salle’s last Hurray as Enriquez and Banal took turns in torching the net to give their Jamike Jarin mentored-squad a comfotable lead, 79-68, entering the final minute.

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06-10-2008, 07:24 AM
Fil-Oil semis slot at stake
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The eight surviving teams in the 2nd Fil-Oil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup basketball tournament will try to lock up spots in the semifinal round as hostilities resume today at The Arena in San Juan.


Defending champion La Salle, which finished No.1 in Group B, and runner-up San Beda went different routes in their last assignments and will take on separate foes even as University of the East and Ateneo de Manila also try to change their fortunes and secure berths in the Final Four in today's four-game quarterfinal round.

The Archers, who pulled off a tense 78-72 overtime win over archrivals Ateneo Eagles last Saturday, take on the unpredictable Mapua Cardinals, the No. 4 team in Group B, at 2 p.m.

How much energy left on La Salle’s tank after a gripping win over Ateneo will be known today against Mapua, one of the surprise quarterfinalists in this tournament backed by Total Metro Oil, Canopy Homes, Flying V Biodiesel Premium, Smart, Boysen, Bayo, Metathione, Padi’s Point, CDO, Reyes Barbecue, Tanduay, Burlington, Chowking, Ecology Marine Transport Specialist, Inc., Diamond Purified Drinking Water, and Nike, the official ball, and Happy Feet, the official after sportswear.

With the Archers peaking in form, the Cardinals are in for a tough battle. But the Intramuros-based dribblers are playing with nothing to lose and no less than spoiling the Archers’ title retention bid will be foremost on their minds.

The Lions, who dropped a heartbreaking 82-87 overtime loss to the Stags of San Sebastian last week, are aching to get back in championship contention against the No. 3 seed Far Eastern University Tamaraws at 4 p.m.

But beating an FEU squad that has improved by leaps and bounds won’t be easy.

Ask Dindo Pumaren, head coach of University of the East, whose team lost to the souped-up Tamaraws squad for only its second loss in seven games in the tournament.

"It’s an entirely different FEU team now," said Pumaren. "We thought we could beat them, but they simply won’t crack. They have definitely matured and they knew exactly how to deal with pressure-laden games."

The Warriors, who finished No.1 in Group A, battle the Jose Rizal Heavy Bombers in the first game at 12 noon.

Ateneo, the No.2 seed in Group A, takes on dangerous Adamson University in the final match of the day set at 6 p.m.

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06-11-2008, 07:34 AM
Favorites romp to Filoil semis



By FRANCIS SANTIAGO
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Collegiate champions De La Salle and San Beda College came through with contrasting victories yesterday to lead two other squads into the semifinals of the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan City.


The undermanned Archers, the reigning UAAP champions, lost another key player but not a beat to rout the Mapua Cardinals, 91-66, while the Red Lions, back-to-back NCAA titlists, needed an extra period to outlast the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, 97-94.

The Archers, already missing the services of injured JV Casio and Bader Malabes, saw rookie Jonathan Webb get ejected in the third quarter after a fight with the Cardinals’ Kelvin dela Peña.

The victories set up the Archers and the Lions to a Final 4 meeting tomorrow.

Earlier, University of the East repulsed Jose Rizal University, 84-78 to claim the first semis seat in Group A.

Hans Thiele and Elmer Espiritu stepped up big time for the Warriors. After the Bombers threatened at 73-78, the two Warriors hit crucial jumpers in the final two minutes to lift UE to victory.

James Martinez sizzled for 18 points, highlighted by 5-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc, to lead the Warriors while Thiele and Espiritu, who both scattered five markers in the final frame, had 16 and 10, respectively.

The Warriors will face Adamson, which surprised Ateneo, 80-77, in the nightcap, at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

The Red Lions, meanwhile, had to bank on a jumper by Sam Ekwe with just 3.1 ticks left to force the overtime, 86-86.

Chico Tirona and Ogie Menor then took over from there, giving the Lions a 92-86 lead that kept them on top until the final buzzer.

In the second game, the Archers controlled the tempo of the match right from the start.

But as the Taft Avenue-based dribblers threatened to blow the Cardinals away, things started to get hot and this resulted in Webb being sent out for a fighting foul on Dela Peña with 1:04 left in the third quarter.

La Salle coach Franz Pumaren and acting Mapua mentor Danny Gavieres, who pinched in for Leo Isaac, then exchanged words and were assessed technical fouls.

Undaunted by the loss of another man, the Archers used this as a rallying point for a fiery fourth period run that saw them stretch a 68-59 third period lead to what it was at the end.

First Game

UE 84 — Thiele 16, Martinez 13, Lee 12, Espiritu 10, Llagas 8, Arellano 7, Zamar 5, Bandaying 5, Duran 2, Reyes 1.

JRU 73 — Sena 14, Bulangis 12, Kabigting 11, Nocom 11, Njei 10, Cagoco 8, Hayes 7, Wilson 5.

Quarters: 26-17, 46-34, 63-53, 84-73.

Second Game

DLSU 91 — Villanueva 14, Barua 14, Mangahas 12, Maierhofer 10, Walsham 10, Bagatsing 9, Ferdinand 8, Revilla 6, Atkins 4, Lee 4.

MIT 66 — Banal 18, Mazo 13, Dela Pena 10, N. Pascual 7, J. Pascual 6, Mangahas 4, Sarangay 4, Cornejo 4.

Quarters: 29-18, 43-40, 68-59, 91-66.

Third Game

SBC 97 — Gamalinda 20, Hermida 18, Lanete 14, Menor 14, Ekwe 10, Tirona 4, Pascual 4, Marcelo 4, Taganas 4, Taupa 3, Tecson 2.

FEU 94 — Barroca 16, Alisbo 11, Fernandez 11, Ramos 11, Kave 10, Cawaling 9, Adolfo 8, Cervantes 5, Sanga 5, Baracael 1.

Quarters: 19-13, 34-42, 62-67, 86-86 (Reg.), 97-94 (OT)

Fourth Game

ADAMSON 80 — Canada 22, Colina 16, Galinato 10, Gonzalgo 9, Gorospe 8,Lozada 6, Alvarez 3, Margallo 2, Olalia 2, Agustin 2.

ADMU 77 — Buenafe 19, Salamat 16, Al-Hussaini 12, Long 10, Reyes 8, Baclao 6, Chua 5, Tiu 1.

Quarters: 16-15, 31-31, 59-52, 80-77.

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06-11-2008, 09:15 AM
Archers, Warriors cruise to semifinals

Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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Already hobbled with a depleted roster, La Salle bucked the loss of one more key player as it routed Mapua, 91-66, in a fight-marred game in the quarterfinals of the second Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan yesterday.

Rookie Jonathan Webb was thrown out for a fighting foul against Mapua’s Kelvin dela Pena but the Archers rallied behind his ejection and dominated the Cardinals in the fourth quarter to win pulling away for a spot in the semis.

“Things like these should never have happened. The guy (Webb) is so young and he just wanted to play,” said Pumaren. “The first half saw two teams exchange baskets. I don’t want that scenario to happen again in the second half, so we just tightened up our defense in the second half.”

With 1:04 left in the third period and La Salle up by 13, 66-53, Webb charged towards Dela Peña, who allegedly hit the La Salle cager earlier.

Webb was called for a fighting foul and was thrown out of the game. Pumaren rose from his seat and had a verbal tussle with Danny Gavieres, who called the shots in the absence of Leo Isaac. Both coaches were slapped with technical fouls.

Earlier, University of the East downed Jose Rizal U, 84-78, to advance to semis of the tournament, backed by Total Metro Oil, Canopy Homes, Flying V Biodiesel Premium, Smart, Boysen, Bayo, Metathione, Padi’s Point, CDO, Reyes Barbecue, Tanduay, Burlington, Chowking, Ecology Marine Transport Specialist, Inc., Diamond Purified Drinking Water, Nike and Happy Feet.

San Beda arranged a semis clash with La Salle as it outlasted Far Eastern U, 97-94, in overtime in the third game.

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06-11-2008, 09:37 AM
La Salle crushes Mapua

By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:43:00 06/11/2008


MANILA, Philippines—Even a depleted lineup didn’t stop De La Salle University from clinching a Final Four slot following a 91-66 steamrolling of Mapua Institute of Technology in the quarterfinals of the Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup Tuesday at The Arena in San Juan City.

PJ Barua fueled a pivotal run bridging the third and fourth periods that turned a 59-51 lead into a 21-point bubble, 79-58.

The 6-foot-3 Barua knocked in 12 of his 14 points in the second half as the Green Archers rolled to their second win without team star JV Casio, who’s sidelined due to a hand injury.

Sophomore shooter Bader Malabes also missed the game due to a viral infection, while Joshua Webb will sit out a one-game suspension on Thursday due to a fighting foul that got the rookie ejected late in the third quarter.

The reigning UAAP champion La Salle will clash against NCAA back-to-back titlist San Beda College, which also bucked the absence of team ace Pong Escobal for a thrilling 97-94 overtime triumph against Far Eastern University in the other quarterfinal encounter.

Nigerian center Sam Ekwe buried an undergoal stab with one-tenth of a second left to forge an extra period at 86, while the rest of the Lions sustained the momentum swing with a 6-0 start in the extra period.

Escobal, the Lion’s veteran guard, sat out due to high fever the night before the game.

“Easily, we lost 10 points and not to mention his leadership,” said San Beda coach Frankie Lim. “But (Chico) Tirona stepped up big time and we got big shots from Ogie (Menor) and Sam.”

The Lions and the Archers will clash in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Thursday also at The Arena.

Earlier, University of the East advanced to the Final Four with an 84-78 thumping of Jose Rizal University.

James Martinez shot nine of his team-high 18 points in the first quarter that set the tone for the Warriors’ strong start that extended to a 46-34 halftime advantage.

The Scores:

First Game

UE 84—Martinez 18, Thiele 16, Lee 12, Espiritu 10, Llagas 8, Arellano 7, Bandaying 5, Zamar 5, Duran 2, Reyes 1.
JRU 78—Sena 14, Bulangis 12, Kabigting 11, Nocom 11, Njei 10, Cagoco 8, Hayes 7, Wilson 5.
Quarters: 26-17, 46-34, 63-53, 84-78.

Second Game

LA SALLE 91—Barua 14, Villanueva 14, Mangahas 12, Maierhofer 10, Walsham 10, Bagatsing 9, Ferdinand 8, Revilla 6, Atkins 4, Lee 4, Webb 0.
MAPUA 66—Banal 18, Mazo 13, Dela Peña 10, N. Pascual 7, J. Pascual 6, Sarangay 4, Mangahas 4, Cornejo 4.
Quarters: 29-18, 43-40, 68-59, 91-66

Third Game

SAN BEDA 97—Gamalinda 20, Hermida 18, Lanete 14, Menor 14, Ekwe 10, Tirona 4, Pascual 4, Taganas 4, Marcelo 4, Taupa 3, Tecson 2.
FEU 94—Barroca 16, Alisbo 11, Ramos 11, Fernandez 11, Kave 10, Cawaling 9, Adolfo 8, Knuttel 7, Cervantes 5, Sanga 5, Baracael 1.
Quarters: 19-18, 34-42, 62-67, 86-86 (reg), 97-94 (OT)

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06-12-2008, 07:54 AM
Archers vs Lions in Filoil semis


Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 05:39:00 06/12/2008

GAMES THURSDAY (The Arena, San Juan)
2 p.m.—Adamson vs. UE
4 p.m.—La Salle vs. San Beda

MANILA, Philippines—There will be no title rematch this year as 2007 protagonists De La Salle University and San Beda College clash on Thursday in the semifinals of the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan City.

The Green Archers and the Red Lions collide at 4 p.m., after University of the East and Adamson University tangle at 2 p.m. for the other championship spot.

The defending champion Archers will have to make do with a depleted roster. Top court general JV Casio is nursing an injured right hand while Bader Malabes is also hurt.

But the Lions will parade an intact lineup led by Pong Escobal, Nigerian slotman Sam Ekwe, Ogie Menor, Garvo Lanete, Chico Tirona and Bam Gamalinda.

La Salle coach Franz Pumaren said his main concern was how to utilize his remaining healthy players.

“We just have to be ready against San Beda,” said Pumaren, whose wards beat the Red Lions, 89-81, in last year’s championship. “We are fighting for pride and when the stakes are higher, sometimes you have to set aside pain and work together for a common cause.”

La Salle routed Mapua Institute of Technology, 91-66, while San Beda prevented an all-UAAP show when it edged Far Eastern University, 97-94, in the quarterfinals last Tuesday.

Surprise semifinalist Adamson University made the Final Four after ousting Ateneo de Manila University, 80-77, while UE advanced with a 94-78 victory over Jose Rizal University

However, the Adamson Falcons must prepare themselves for a tougher match against the UE Warriors, the inaugural tournament third placers who want to create a good impression after a runner-up finish in the 2007 UAAP season.

Victories by the Warriors, who ruled Group A with a 5-2 slate, and the Green Archers will also set up a Pumaren versus Pumaren championship as the former is being handled by Franz’s younger brother Dindo. -- Jasmine W. Payo

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06-13-2008, 09:16 AM
Warriors, Red Lions seal Filoil title duel

By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:45:00 06/13/2008


GAMES SATURDAY (The Arena, San Juan)
1 p.m.—La Salle vs Adamson (Battle for 3rd)
3 p.m.—San Beda vs UE (Finals)

MANILA, Philippines—San Beda College banked on an explosive windup to hammer out an 87-75 triumph over De La Salle University and clinch a championship berth in the Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup semifinals Thursday at The Arena in San Juan City.

Triples by Ogie Menor and Garvo Lanete sparked the 15-3 run that shattered a 72-72 deadlock in the last three minutes while 6-foot-8 Nigerian Sam Ekwe dominated the paint to finish with a team-high 19 points.

The Lions arranged a title showdown with the University of the East Warriors at 3 p.m. on Saturday, also at The Arena.

Also leaning on a furious finish, the Warriors turned back the Adamson University Falcons in overtime, 73-63, in the other semifinal encounter.

The Falcons had a chance to pull off an upset when Reynaldo Gorospe drew a foul with Adamson trailing at 58-59 late in regulation.

Gorospe canned his first attempt but missed his second to send the game into overtime.

Hans Thiele then fired six of his eight points in the extra period as the Warriors grabbed the lead for good, 71-63.

Ogie Menor shot 18 points for the Lions, whose victory was marred by an off-court skirmish between San Beda supporters and La Salle’s coaching staff.

The scores:

First Game

UE 73—Bandaying 17, Espiritu 11, Llagas 11, Lee 9, Thiele 8, Etrone 8, Martinez 7, Tagarda 2, Lingganay 2.
ADAMSON 63—Gonzalgo 12, Colina 12, Galinato 10, Cañada 8, Nuyles 7, Agustin 6, Yambot 5, Olalia 2, Gorospe 1.
Quarter: 16-6, 26-24, 42-38, 59-59 (reg), 73-63

Second Game

SAN BEDA 87—Ekwe 19, Menor 18, Hermida 14, Lanete 13, Gamalinda 9, Pascual 4, Tecson 3, Taupa 3, Tirona 2, Marcel 2.
LA SALLE 75—Barua 24, Maierhofer 19, Villanueva 10, Walsham 10, Bagatsing 5, Mangahas 4, Ferdinand 3.
Quarters: 20-16, 42-39, 62-56, 87-75

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06-13-2008, 09:20 AM
UE, San Beda forge title duel

By FRANCIS SANTIAGO
www.mb.com.ph


University of the East and San Beda College hacked out contrasting victories yesterday to forge a UAAP versus NCAA, all-red finale in the 2nd Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan City.

The Red Warriors allowed the Adamson University Falcons only four points in the extra period for a 73-63 victory in the first semifinalds match after which the reigning NCAA champions Red Lions outlasted the La Salle Green Archers, 85-75, in the second semis.

The Warriors and the Lions dispute the title tomorrow at 3 p.m., also at The Arena.

Hans Thiele played the anchorman for UE as he banged in six of his eight points in the extra period that pushed the Warriors to a 71-63 cushion with only a minute and 43 seconds left.

Regulation play in the UE-Adamson tiff ended in a 59-59 deadlock after Adamson’s Jan Colina wasted the golden opportunity of winning the game outright when he was fouled by Elmer Espiritu at the final buzzer with the Warriors ahead, 59-58.

Colina sank the first of the freebies but missed the second to give UE a new lease on life, a chance the Warriors did not let to go to waste as after back-toback baskets by Jerick Canada for a 63-61 Adamson lead, they clamped down on defense and never allowed the Falcons to score from there.

Fahdzmir Bandaying led the Warriors with 17 points while Espiritu, who hauled down a game-high 16 rebounds, and Narciso Llagas had 11 points each.

Paul Lee and Gino Etrone had nine and eight points, respectively to help the Warriors barge into the final round for the first time.

In the second match, Gabo Lanete fuelled a fouyrth quarter surge by the Lions, sinking 11 of his 13 points in that stretch as the Mendiola-based cagers overhauled a 56-62 third quarter deficit to win pulling away.

After San Beda finally caught up at 72-72, Lanete’s third three pointer finally gave the Lions the lead, 75-72, and ignited a 12-3 windup for the big win.

The victory, marred by a near-fistfight between La Salle coach Franz Pumaren and some San Beda fans after the final buzzer, somewhat erased the stigma of their loss to the same squad in the tourney’s finals last year.

The San Beda fans allegedly cursed Pumaren and this sent some players and assistant coaches to come to the rescue of Pumaren.

"It was already over and this things shouldn’t happen," San Beda mentor Frankie Lim said of the near fistfight.. "Well’ we’re still glad that we won the game because LA Salle is really a tough team. They are the champions here and in the UAAP."

Sam Ekwe topscored for the Lions with 19 points while Ogie Menor added 18. Borgie Hermida, who dished out seven assists, made 14 points.

Ekwe also made his presence felt in the shaded area by pulling down a game-high 14 rebounds.

The scores:

First Game

UE 73 — Bandaying 17, Espiritu 11, Llagas 11, Lee 9, Etrone 8, Thiele 8, Martinez 7, Tagarda 2, Lingganay 2.

ADAMSON 63 — Gonzalgo 12, Colina 12, Galinato 10, Canada 8, Nuyles 7, Agustin 6, Yambot 5, Olalia 2, Garote 1.

Quarters; 16-6, 26-24, 42-38, 59-59 (Reg.), 73-63.

Second Game

SBC 87 — Ekwe 19, Menor 18, Hermida 14, Lanete 13, Gamalinda 9, Pascual 4, Tecson 3, Taupa 3, Marcelo 2, Tirona 2.

DLSU 75 — Barua 24, Maiehoffer 19, Walsam 10, Villanueva 10, Bagatsing 5, Mangahas 4, Ferdinand 3.

Quarters: 20-16, 42-39, 62-56, 87-75.

jembengzon
06-13-2008, 09:33 AM
any first hand accounts of what happened with the near scuffle ?

sa_pula
06-13-2008, 10:53 AM
hindi pala naglaro si arellano?bkit kaya?

crazybedan
06-13-2008, 05:14 PM
sir televised po ba ung game sa finals??what time and what channel? tnx

THE ONLOOKER
06-14-2008, 12:56 AM
hindi pala naglaro si arellano?bkit kaya?


Naglaro siya pero hindi siya nakagawa.

full battle gear
06-14-2008, 08:43 AM
Warriors, Lions tangle for Filoil crown

Saturday, June 14, 2008
www.philstar.com


University of the East and San Beda clash today for the Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup crown in a showdown of the top teams in the UAAP and NCAA at The Arena in San Juan.

The Red Lions, brandishing a solid roster that includes Nigerian behemoth Sam Ekwe, cut the injury-plagued La Salle Archers down to size with an 87-75 victory last Wednesday to gain a crack at the championship.

The Warriors took the harder route to the final, whisking off the challenge of the Adamson Falcons in overtime before hacking out a 73-63 victory in the other semis contest.

Gametime is at 3 p.m. with the Warriors out to finish what they had failed to do last year when they lost the crown to the Archers.

The dethroned Archers and the Falcons dispute third place at 1 p.m.

The UE-SBC clash will also be a reunion of sorts for San Beda coach Frankie Lim and UE mentor Dindo Pumaren, who are former teammates at Purefoods in the PBA.

Now on the opposite sides of the collegiate fence, Lim and Pumaren try to outwit each other for the victory and the momentum heading into the NCAA and UAAP seasons.

On paper, however, the Lions seem to enjoy the advantage what with Ogie Menor, Pong Escobal, Gabo Lanete, Borge Hermida, Bam Gamalinda in the fold.

However, Lim, who led San Beda to its second straight crowns in the NCAA, downplayed his wards’ chances.

“It’s easy to say yes if they didn’t beat us before, but they did,” said Lim. “We had a tough time beating La Salle and we expect a tougher time against UE. This is the finals, scripts are not usually followed here. It’s a game of situations.”

The Warriors, on the other hand, are expected to use their quickness behind speedy guards Marcy Arellano and James Martinez with support to come from Elmer Espiritu, Fhadzmir Bandaynig and Paul Lee and the sweet-shooting Hans Thiele.

The tournament is backed by Total Metro Oil, Canopy Homes, Flying V Biodiesel Premium, Smart, Boysen, Bayo, Metathione, Padi’s Point, CDO, Reyes Barbecue, Tanduay, Centrum, Burlington, Chowking, Ecology Marine Transport Specialist, Inc., Diamond Purified Drinking Water, Nike and Happy Feet.

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06-14-2008, 08:48 AM
Lions dispute Filioil crown with Warriors

By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 23:06:00 06/13/2008

GAMES TODAY
(The Arena, San Juan)
1 p.m.—La Salle vs Adamson (Battle for 3rd)
3 p.m.—San Beda vs UE (Finals)

TWO DAYS AFTER TEARING DOWN THE UAAP champion, San Beda confronts another powerhouse as it tackles the University of the East in the Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup Finals Saturday.

“It’s going to be tough,” said San Beda coach Frankie Lim of the winner-take-all title clash at 3 p.m. at The Arena in San Juan.

UAAP titlist La Salle and Adamson, the two losing semifinalists, fight for third place honors at 1 p.m.

As the back-to-back NCAA champions, the Lions remain favored for their virtually intact lineup bannered by 6-foot-8 Nigerian Sam Ekwe, Pong Escobal and Ogie Menor.

Even Warriors coach Dindo Pumaren admitted that the Lions seem to have the advantage at all fronts.

“They have a taller lineup; it will be a challenge for us to contain Ekwe,” said Pumaren. “We lost most of our key players, while they have a veteran lineup. They also trained in the US and they’re having a good run this pre-season.”

The Warriors, the UAAP runner-up last year, have been banking on the collective effort of guards Marcy Arellano, Paul Lee and James Martinez and big men Elmer Espiritu, Pari Llagas and Hans Thiele.

“We know they’re going to pressure us hard, we have to be ready for that,” said Lim.

Although the Warriors will bank on their speed, Pumaren also wants his wards to remain competitive at the paint.

“It’s going to be hard with Ekwe around, but we have to try to control the boards,” he noted.

The Lions prevailed in their only elimination encounter as Escobal and Ekwe combined for 42 points to forge a 99-91 overtime triumph against the Warriors.

Ekwe, the 2006 NCAA rookie MVP, starred again last Thursday by burying 19 points to lead the Lions to an 87-75 semifinal victory over the Archers.

The clutch-shooting Garvo Lanete and Menor also played key roles in clinching a Finals berth for the Lions by sparking a late scoring surge.

Also taking a tough route to the Finals, the Warriors turned to Thiele in the closing minutes to pull off a 73-63 overtime win against the much-improved Falcons.

full battle gear
06-14-2008, 08:53 AM
UE, SBC dispute title

By FRANCIS SANTIAGO
www.mb.com.ph


San Beda College is gunning for a three-peat in the NCAA while University of the East is aching to slay the ghost of a shocking collapse in the UAAP championship last year.

But are they ready to accomplish their goals?

That will be answered today when the Warriors and Red Lions dispute the 2nd Fil-oil Flying V Invitational championship at The Arena in San Juan City.

Game time is set at 3 p.m. with the Red Lions slightly favored to win the title because of the presence of former Rookie and MVP winner San Ekwe and exciting tandem of Ogie Menor and Pong Escobal.

Clashing at 1 p.m. are UAAP champion La Salle and Adamson who are relegated to a similar knockout match for third place.

Before annexing their second NCAA plum last year, the Red Lions also made it to the finals of the same tournament last year but were denied of a championship by the Archers.

This time, however, San Beda mentor Frankie Lim promised it won’t happen again.

"That’s already a thing of that past and we’ll make sure we’ll win this time. We’ve been playing well lately and we hope to sustain it," said Lim, whose wards reached the finals by edging La Salle, 87-75, in a match marred by a near fistfight between La Salle mentor Franz Pumaren and some San Beda fans after the final buzzer.

The Warriors can’t be taken for granted despite their bitter experience last in the UAAP where they completed a 14-game sweep of the elims only to be beaten twice in a row by La Salle in the championship.

Coach Dindo Pumaren said they have already recovered their senses from that defeat and are now looking forward to winning the championship, which is part of their preparation for the coming UAAP wars.

The Warriors made it to the finals by downing the Adamson Falcons in overtime, 73-63.

"We’ll play our usual game, no adjustments. But we’ll make sure this game won’t be a walk in the park for our opponents," said UE mentor Dindo Pumaren, who will have Hans Thiele, Fahdzmir Bandaying, James Martinez and Marcy Arelleno to carry the scoring load.

Pumaren admits that San Beda has the height advantage over his team, but bowed to use their quickness to offset the disparity in size.

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06-15-2008, 08:52 AM
Warriors subdue Red Lions, claim crown
By Joey Villar
Sunday, June 15, 2008
www.philstar.com


University of the East drew strength from sophomore Paul Lee as the Warriors repulsed the reigning NCAA back-to-back champion San Beda Red Lions, 81-65, yesterday to rule the FilOil/Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup at The Arena in San Juan.

Lee, a former San Sebastian Staglet sidelined for about a month by a sprained ankle, surprised everybody with a 20-point fourth-quarter explosion powering the Warriors to their conquest of the Lions.

“Very timely he (Lee) played his best game today (yesterday),” said coach Dindo Pumaren after the Warriors clinched their second title in the run-up to the college basketball season.

The Warriors also made the finale of the Nike Summer Basketball League, and this, according to Pumaren, augurs well for their campaign in the coming UAAP wars.

The Lions were actually in control at 52-47 before Lee took over the game for the Warriors.

Limited to four points in the first three quarters, Lee hit his strides at the finish, highlighting his big splurge with five triples.

“We needed those outside shots because we’re having a hard time breaking their interior defense because of Sam Ekwe,” said Pumaren.

The Warriors earned P300,000 worth of scholarship courtesy of FilOil and Flying V for winning the championship.

The Lions settled for P150,000, their title bid obviously affected by the absence of starting pointguard Pong Escobal.

“It certainly helped that Pong Escobal did not play,” said Pumaren.

Earlier, defending UAAP titlist De La Salle, which lost to San Beda in the semifinals, ripped Adamson, 79-60, for third place and the P75,000 prize.

full battle gear
06-15-2008, 08:57 AM
Filoil invitational: Warriors rip Lions for title

By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:32:00 06/15/2008


BRUSHING OFF AN INJURY, PAUL Lee waxed hot from beyond the arc in the final seven minutes as University of the East whipped favored San Beda, 81-65, to capture the championship of the Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup yesterday at The Arena in San Juan.

Lee, although hobbled by a sprained right foot, unloaded five triples in the fourth period to finish with a game-high 24 points following a scoreless first half.

“This is his best game after a long time,” said Warriors coach Dindo Pumaren. “His injury has been bothering him, but he still managed to show his real game.”

The 6-foot Lee knocked in four straight three-pointers during the Warriors’ scoring surge in a four-minute span that turned a 49-52 deficit into a 66-59 advantage.

Despite his lanky 6-foot-4 frame, Hans Thiele also proved he can match up with San Beda behemoth Sam Ekwe to finish with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

“We have a smaller lineup, but we made use of our speed; our big guys also played well,” said Pumaren of his Warriors, who lost to the Lions in overtime, 99-91, in the elimination round.

Earlier, rookie LA Revilla fired 19 points as La Salle secured third place with a 79-60 drubbing of Adamson.

Revilla, who also issued five assists, towed the Archers to a 44-29 halftime spread, while Rico Maierhofer helped preserve the advantage with a double-double effort of 14 points and 11 rebounds.

James Martinez added 13 points, including a key trey that pushed the Warriors’ lead to 69-59 with three minutes left, while Marcy Arellano chipped in nine points and nine assists.

With the Lions up at 52-49, Lee completed a three-point play and Thiele added another basket as UE wrested the lead at 54-52.

Lee, who shot 20 points in the fourth period, continued to sizzle as the Warriors extended the lead to 13 points, 74-61, heading into the final minute.

Ekwe collected 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Lions, who dominated the third quarter with a 16-1 rally to grab the lead at 50-45 after trailing at 34-44.

Elmer Espiritu, the Warriors’ slam dunk champion, earned the Most Valuable Player award and a Mythical Team citation along with Ekwe, Maierhofer, San Beda’s Pong Escobal and Adamson’s Jerick Cañada.

The scores:

First Game

LA SALLE 79—Revilla 19, Maierhofer 14, Malabes 9, Webb 8, Ferdinand 7, Bagatsing 6, Mangahas 5, Barua 5, Lee 3, Walsham 2, Villanueva 1.

ADAMSON 60—Gonzalgo 18, Santos 11, Agustin 10, Galinato 5, Cañada 4, Lozada 4, Alvarez 3, Nuyles 3, Yambot 2.

Quarters: 24-16, 44-29, 66-53, 79-60

Second Game

UE 81—Lee 24, Thiele 16, Martinez 13, Arellano 9, Bandaying 8, Lingganay 4, Espiritu 2, Llagas 2, Etrone 2, Tagarda 1.

SAN BEDA 65—Ekwe 17, Gamalinda 17, Hermida 13, Menor 6, Tirona 4, Lanete 2, Tecson 2, Marcelo 2, Taupa 2.

Quarters: 20-12, 34-28, 47-50, 81-65

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06-15-2008, 09:01 AM
Warriors capture Filoil crown

By FRANCIS SANTIAGO
www.mb.com.ph


Paul Lee made The Arena in San Juan his personal playground yesterday, sinking five triples for a 20-point fourth quarter performance to lead University of the East to an 81-65 thrashing of San Beda College in the finals of the 2008 Filoil Flying V Invitational Cup.

The sophomore Lee, coming off a three-week rest after a sprain, went on to score 24 points to help the Warriors claim a second title this year.

UE also won the Fr. Martin Cup last February.

"His shots were really crucial kasi San Beda was trimming our lead and he came through with those triples. Actually he was in foul trouble early on. He had already two fouls in the first quarter, but made wonderful things for us in the end," UE mentor Dindo Pumaren said of Lee.

The Warriors, the losing finalists in the UAAP last year, saw a 40-32 lead vanish midway through the third quarter as San Beda unleashed a 16-4 run for a 50-47 lead going into the final quarter.

But as the big crowd anticipated a runaway win for the reigning NCAA champions, Lee rose from the shadows and drilled in four treys to fuel a 19-9 UE explosion that gave the Warriors the lead for good, 66-59, four minutes and six seconds left.

Lee punctuated his game-long brilliance with another triple at the 2:03 mark to give his team a 7261 lead which proved enough cushion against the last-ditch effort by the red lions to turn the game around.

"In six days we played four knockout matches. Tomorrow, we will be in the finals again (Nike Summer League)," said Pumaren.

UE’s Elmer Espiritu, who finished with two points, was named the Most Valuable Player.

Hans Thiele, who played the hero’s role in their 73-63 win over Adamson in the semifinals, had another sterling performance with 16 points highlighted by a game-high 11 rebounds while James Martinez chipped in 13 and Marcy Arellano had nine for the Warriors, who went home with R300,000 for winning the tourney.

The Red Lions settled for the runner-up purse of R150,000.

Earlier, De La Salle University leaned on LA Revilla and Rico Maierhofer as the Green Archers downed the Adamson University Falcons, 79-60, for third place honors.

The Scores:

First Game

LA SALLE 79 — Revilla 19, Maierhofer 14, Malabes 9, Webb 8, Bagatsing 6, Barua 5, Mangahas 5, Lee 3, Walsham 2, Villanueva 1.

ADAMSON 60 — Gonzalgo 18, Santos 11, Agustin 10, Galinato 5, Lozada 4, Canada 4, Alvarez 3, Nuyles 3, Yambot 2.

Quarters: 24-16, 44-29, 66-53, 79-60.

Second Game

UE 81 — Lee 24, Thiele 16, Martinez 13, Arellano 9, Bandaying 8, Lingganay 4, Espiritu 2, Llagas 2, Etrone 2, Tagarda 1, Zamar 0

SBC 65 — Ekwe 17, Gamalinda 17, Hermida 13, Menor 6, Tirona 4, Lanete 2, Marcelo 2, Taupa 2, Tecson 2

Quarters: 20-12, 34-23, 47-50, 81-65.

nastrans
06-15-2008, 06:57 PM
UE snares Fil-Oil crown
Written by jonas_terrado
Saturday, June 14, 2008 6:42:00 PM

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Paul Lee put on a shooting exhibition in the fourth quarter to lead University of the East to the Fil-Oil Flying V Preseason Invitational title with an 81-65 victory over reigning two-time NCAA champion San Beda College last June 14 at the Arena in San Juan.

Lee, who came off from a right ankle sprain suffered a month ago, engulfed for 20 points in the final canto, five of them coming from the three-point distance, as the Red Warriors shook off a furious charge by the Red Lions, who played sans Pong Escobal due to an injury, in the second half to pull away with yet another preseason title.

The second-year cager led UE with a game-high 24 points despite getting into early foul trouble in the first half. He conspired with James Martinez, who had 13 points including a three off a foul by Chico Tirona with 3:32 left in the game that made it a 69-59 edge.

“We took advantage of our quickness despite being a small team,” said UE winning coach Dindo Pumaren. “The loss of (Pong) Escobal also was a factor because he's like 35-40 percent of their team (San Beda).”

UE blew an 11-point halftime margin and an eight-point third quarter lead, 40-32, as San Beda captured the lead on a Sam Ekwe hook before Bam Gamalinda and Tirona scored on a two-pointer and a layup off a steal, respectively, to cap off an 18-5 run in a span of six minutes for a 50-45 advantage with 1:16 left in the third.

But it was the last time that the Red Lions grabbed the lead, as UE evened the count at 52-52 in the early moments of fourth on a three-point play by Lee off Jake Pascual, then took the lead for good as two of Hans Thiele's 16 points came on a putback with 7:51 in the contest.

From there, Lee exploded out of the gate, hitting his first triple for a five-point spread and later drained two consecutive triples for a 66-59 count with 4:16 to play after Gamalinda shot a jumper to cut the margin to a point.

Lee's fifth three and the team's sixth of the quarter was at the 2:08 mark that put the nail on the coffin, 72-61, as the UE bench began to celebrate and thus claimed 300,000 pesos worth of scholarship.

“He played well, considering he had to deal with his ankle injury for a month,” Pumaren said on Lee.

Thiele added 11 boards to go with a double-double effort while Marcy Arellano almost equaled his teammate's feat with nine points and nine assists. Toto Bandaying scored eight markers.

It was the fourth game in five days for the Recto-based squad, yet they still would have to play their fifth game tomorrow, when they meet Ateneo de Manila University in the finals of the Nike Summer League at the Philsports Arena in a scheduled 3pm tipoff.

“Well be ready to play the same way against them (Ateneo) tomorrow,” Pumaren said.

Gamalinda and Ekwe were the scoring leaders with 17 points each, with the latter grabbing 17 boards, while Borgie Hermida knocked six points in the third period to finish with 13, along with five assists as the Mendiola-based squad took 150,000 pesos of scholarship for their second straight runner-up finish in the annual tourney.

UE's Elmer Espiritu finished with only two points, but still come away with the tournament Most Valuable Player plum, beating Ekwe for the award. Both were also inserted in the Mythical Five selection, joining Escobal, La Salle's Rico Maierhofer, and Adamson's Jerick Cañada.

Maierhofer scored 14 points while rookie teammate LA Revilla led the scoring spree with 19, as the Green Archers dumped the Falcons, 79-60, to take third place and scholarship worth 75,000 pesos.

Paul Gonzalgo led Adamson with 18 points with Allan Santos chipping in 11 in a losing effort as the surprising Falcons ended their stint with a fourth-place showing.

The scores:

Third Place:

La Salle (79) – Revilla 19, Maierhofer 14, Malabes 9, Webb 8, Ferdinand 7, Bagatsing 6, Mangahas 5, Barua 5, Lee 3, Walsham 2, Villanueva 1

Adamson (60) – Gonzalgo 18, Santos 11, Agustin 10, Galinato 5, Lozada 4, Canada 4, Alvarez 3, Nuyles 3, Yambot 2

Quarterscores: 24-16, 44-29, 66-53, 79-60

Finals:

UE (81) – Lee 24, Thiele 16, Martinez 13, Arellano 9, Bandaying 8, Lingganay 4, Espiritu 2, Llagas 2, Etrone 2, Tagarda 1, Zamar 0

San Beda (65) – Ekwe 17, Gamalinda 17, Hermida 13, Menor 6, Tirona 4, Lanete 2, Marcelo 2, Taupa 2, Tecson 2

Quarterscores: 20-12, 34-23, 47-50, 81-65

THE ONLOOKER
07-13-2008, 10:51 PM
Warriors, Red Lions seal Filoil title duel

By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:45:00 06/13/2008


GAMES SATURDAY (The Arena, San Juan)
1 p.m.—La Salle vs Adamson (Battle for 3rd)
3 p.m.—San Beda vs UE (Finals)

MANILA, Philippines—San Beda College banked on an explosive windup to hammer out an 87-75 triumph over De La Salle University and clinch a championship berth in the Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Invitational Cup semifinals Thursday at The Arena in San Juan City.

Triples by Ogie Menor and Garvo Lanete sparked the 15-3 run that shattered a 72-72 deadlock in the last three minutes while 6-foot-8 Nigerian Sam Ekwe dominated the paint to finish with a team-high 19 points.

The Lions arranged a title showdown with the University of the East Warriors at 3 p.m. on Saturday, also at The Arena.

Also leaning on a furious finish, the Warriors turned back the Adamson University Falcons in overtime, 73-63, in the other semifinal encounter.

The Falcons had a chance to pull off an upset when Reynaldo Gorospe drew a foul with Adamson trailing at 58-59 late in regulation.

Gorospe canned his first attempt but missed his second to send the game into overtime.

Hans Thiele then fired six of his eight points in the extra period as the Warriors grabbed the lead for good, 71-63.

Ogie Menor shot 18 points for the Lions, whose victory was marred by an off-court skirmish between San Beda supporters and La Salle’s coaching staff.

The scores:

First Game

UE 73—Bandaying 17, Espiritu 11, Llagas 11, Lee 9, Thiele 8, Etrone 8, Martinez 7, Tagarda 2, Lingganay 2.
ADAMSON 63—Gonzalgo 12, Colina 12, Galinato 10, Cañada 8, Nuyles 7, Agustin 6, Yambot 5, Olalia 2, Gorospe 1.
Quarter: 16-6, 26-24, 42-38, 59-59 (reg), 73-63

Second Game

SAN BEDA 87—Ekwe 19, Menor 18, Hermida 14, Lanete 13, Gamalinda 9, Pascual 4, Tecson 3, Taupa 3, Tirona 2, Marcel 2.
LA SALLE 75—Barua 24, Maierhofer 19, Villanueva 10, Walsham 10, Bagatsing 5, Mangahas 4, Ferdinand 3.
Quarters: 20-16, 42-39, 62-56, 87-75


ERRATUM: It's Jan Julius Colina not Rey Gorospe. ;)

gameface_one
12-21-2008, 09:43 PM
Filoil honors MVP with his tournament
mb.com.ph





Significant and dynamic changes in the Filoil Flying V-sponsored pre-season tournament featuring the country’s finest collegiate basketball stars will be the order for 2009.


To be known henceforth as the 2009 Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Manny V. Pangilinan Cup in honor of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president and sports patron, the tournament will offer more exciting basketball action involving all 15 teams from both the Universities Athletic Association of the Philippines and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and more interactive features for the fans.

Also, in its bid to streamline its operations, Filoil Flying V chief executive officer Raffy Villavicencio has announced some changes in its personnel, starting with the appointment of sportsman Mandy Ochoa as chairman of Filoil Flying V Sports and popular coliseum announcer Rolly Manlapaz as general manager of the tournament.

Filoil Flying V was the main backer of the recent 2008 Filoil Flying V Philippine Collegiate Champions League, which drew 16 schools which qualified for the "Sweet Sixteen."

From 16 teams four teams – De La Salle, Ateneo, Letran and San Beda – made it to the Final Four. The Green Archers eventually emerged as the national champions at the expense of archrival Ateneo Blue Eagles, 71-62, during the finals held at the Araneta Coliseum.

Filoil Flying V Sports awarded a total of P850,000 in scholarship grants to the top four placers, with the lion’s share of P500,000 going to the champion team De La Salle.

"As the title sponsor, we would like to congratulate all the winners in the recent Filoil Flying V Sports Philippine Collegiate Champions League. We would also like to extend our thanks to all the other participants, some of which came from as far as Cebu," said Villavicencio.

coreytaylor
04-11-2010, 09:20 AM
Eagles, Archers roll back foes
By Jasmine W. Payo, Philippine Daily Inquirer
http://sports.inquirer.net/collegiate/collegiate/view/20100411-263487/Eagles-Archers-roll-back-foes

GAMES WEDNESDAY (FilOil-Flying V Arena)
9 a.m.—UST vs UE (Jrs)
11 am.—Perpetual
vs NU (Jrs)
1 p.m.—FEU vs U-13 RP Youth (Jrs)
3 p.m.—Adamson
vs Mapua (Srs)
5 p.m.—Perpetual
vs Arellano (Srs)

ATENEO LOOKED FAR FROM ITS CHAMpion form, but the Blue Eagles managed to shake off a dismal first half and turn back the San Beda Red Lions, 84-73, Saturday at the start of the FilOil- Flying V Tanduay First Five Pre-Season Invitational Cup.

Veterans Nico Salva and Emman Monfort pumped in 16 points as the back-to-back UAAP champions wiped out a double-digit deficit, 32-43, at halftime of the opening game yesterday at the FilOil-Flying V Arena in San Juan.

“The first half was really quite ugly,” Ateneo coach Norman Black admitted. “The first thing that I noticed was we’re not in great condition right now. So I guess the goal right now is for us to get in better condition so we can play better basketball.”

A young La Salle squad, with new coach Dindo Pumaren at the helm, also came through with a 77-76 squeaker over Letran in the second game.

Joshua Webb nailed the deciding layup with 42.7 seconds left to cap an impressive 27-point performance.

Simon Atkins also drilled a seven-point cluster, including a triple that shattered a 72-72 deadlock for a 75-72 edge at the 1:58 mark.

The Knights had a chance to take the game after a La Salle turnover in the dwindling seconds, but Kevin Alas missed a potential game-winning jumper at the buzzer.

Eric Salamat unloaded eight straight points, including back-to-back triples, to star in a 14-0 third-quarter tear that gave the Eagles their first lead, 51-49.

The Eagles are reeling from the graduation
of former UAAP Most Valuable Player Rabeh Al-Hussaini, former Finals MVP Nonoy Baclao and Jai Reyes.

The scores:
First Game
ATENEO 84—Salva 16, Monfort 16, De Chavez 13, Salamat 12, Escueta 10, Austria 4, Long 4, Buenafe 3, Tiongson 2, Gonzaga 2, Golla 2, Chua 0, Erram 0.

SAN BEDA 73—Dela Rosa 14, Lanete 12, Marcelo 12, Daniel 11, Semerad A. 5, Pascual J. 5, Hermida 4, Villahermosa 2, Mendoza 2, Caram 2, Semerad J. 2, Pascual K. 2.
Quarters: 15-19, 32-43, 60-57, 84-73

Second Game
LA SALLE 77—Webb 27, Ferdinand 11, Atkins 9, Marata 7,Villanueva 5, Banal 5, Andrada 5, Dela Paz, 5, Reyes 1, Elorde 1, Vosotros 1, Tampus 0, Paredes 0, Tolentino 0.

LETRAN 76—Dysam 17, Belencion 14, Cortes 13, Alas K. 13, Belorio 6, Alas J. 5, Rodil 4, Taplah 2, Espiritu 2, Almazan 0, Pantin 0.
Quarters: 22-22, 43-41, 58-55, 77-76

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04-11-2010, 10:10 PM
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Sam Miguel
06-03-2010, 08:23 AM
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Green Archers in Danger of Missing FilOil mark

MANILA, Philippines—After missing the UAAP Final Four for the first time last year, De La Salle University faces another basketball crisis, needing more than just a victory to make it to the quarterfinals of the FilOil-Flying V First Five Pre-Season Invitational Cup.

After a 78-58 rout suffered at the hands of San Beda College, the Archers (3-3) needs to beat Arellano University and hope that the Lions defeat the University of Perpetual Help Altas (3-3) to book a ticket to the quarterfinal phase.

Arellano (2-4) has an outside shot at making the quarters. It has to beat La Salle and hope that San Beda whips Perpetual on Saturday.

If La Salle and Perpetual win, the Altas will enter the quarters by virtue of the winner-over-the-other rule. Perpetual beat La Salle, 71-56, last May 21.

If the Chiefs beat the Archers and the Altas win, it will be Arellano to the quarters since it beat Perpetual, 83-56, last April 14.

Ateneo (6-1), San Beda (5-1) and University of the Philippines (5-2) are the three teams in Group A which are already assured of seats in the quarterfinals, which starts next week.

In Group B, Adamson University (4-3) appears to have a lock on the No. 4 spot. The Falcons face the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers on Saturday at 6 p.m.

A win over the Bombers will give the Falcons at 5-3 card for the No. 4 spot, while a loss will tie them with the University of the East Warriors at 4-4.

But since they beat the Warriors, 85-73, last April 30, they will still make it to the next stage as the No. 4 squad.

The top Group B teams are JRU (6-1), Far Eastern University (6-2) and San Sebastian College (5-2).

In the Accel-Ato Badolato Juniors Cup, the Ateneo Eaglets (Group A, 5-0), the San Beda Cubs (Group B, 5-0) and the San Sebastian Staglets (Group C, 4-1) have already made it to the quarterfinal round after topping their respective groups.

Joescoundrel
03-28-2011, 08:16 AM
Stags, Warriors Upbeat

March 27, 2011, 1:25am MANILA BULLETIN

With the coaching changes San Sebastian College and University of the East had during the off-season, the Stags and the Red Warriors hope to do well in the Filoil Flying V tournament set to open April 9 at the Arena in San Juan.

While San Sebastian has brought in battle-tested former coach Arturo "Turo" Valenzona, UE will now be mentored by former stalwart Jerry Codiñera, a member of the famed Warriors that last won a UAAP title in 1984.

"Masaya ako na ako uli ang mag-cocoach sa San Sebastian. Ilang taon na din ‘yung nakaraan nung huli akong nandito kaya uunti-untiin namin," said Valenzona, 68, who guided the Stags to the NCAA championship from 1993 to 1996 and back-to-back titles in 2001 and 2002.

Valenzona replaced ex-pro Ato Agustin, who is now the head coach of San Miguel in the PBA.

The veteran bench tactician will handle an almost intact unit that placed second in the last NCAA after winning it in 2009. Leading the Stags are Calvin Abueva and Ronald Pascual with Anthony Del Rio, Ian Sangalang, Jon Semira, and Rey Gorospe.

As for UE, Codinera, also faces an equally difficult task of steering UE back in contention despite the departure of key players like James Martinez, Raffy Reyes, Kid Rosopa and hotshot Paul Lee, who opted to skip his final year.

"It will surely be difficult since it’s my first time to coach a college team but we’ll do our best to have a good run. We still have a lot of work to do but I do believe that with these players, we have the material to compete," said Codinera, who once coached Teletech in PBL in 2006.

bigf9779
04-01-2012, 12:13 AM
sir any news about the fil-oil preseason tournament 2012? thanks in advance.... ;)

maroonmartian
04-01-2012, 06:07 PM
http://sports.inquirer.net/38637/seventh-filoil-flying-v-tourney-launched

Seventh FilOil Flying V tourney launched

MANILA, Philippines – Need your fix of college hoops?
The 2012 Filoil Flying V Pre-Season Hanes Cup whips the covers off its seventh season on April 14 at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
The three-month long tournament, presented by Bostik Phils Inc., was formally launched Tuesday at the Bagoong Restaurant in Tomas Morato St. in Quezon City with a press conference and an organizational meeting attended by the team managers, coaches and representatives of the participating teams.
Also present were top officials of Filoil Flying V Sports, led by its new chair, former PBA player Boysie Henares, and this year’s tournament commissioners Ato Badolato, Aric del Rosario, Pepe Sanchez, Bert dela Rosa and Joey Lim.
Badolato presided over the meeting, assisted by Levi Valenzuela, head of the referees commission and Jun Bayais, chief of the table officials.
All eight UAAP schools, along with the 10 member schools of the NCAA, will see action in the tournament. Only one school, UE, won’t field a team in the juniors division, its slot going instead to Xavier School.
Ateneo de Manila will be back to defend the title it won last year at the expense of San Beda College. The Filoil Flying V Cup roster of champions include DLSU, (2006-2007), UE (2008), FEU (2009) and SSC-R (2010).
Molten is the tournament’s official ball. Eric Uy, contributor

bigf9779
04-02-2012, 01:03 PM
sorry for the inconvenience sa pag-post ko ng schedule ng 2012 fil-oil pre-season basketball tournament.....mali ang sched...thanks a lot kay elvis for the reminder ;).....

elvis
04-02-2012, 01:31 PM
^Last year's sched yata ito.

bigf9779
04-03-2012, 12:38 PM
^Last year's sched yata ito.


il check it out....just receive this from email galing sa isang friend... :( thanks elvis...