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amdgc82
09-24-2007, 01:46 PM
30 Schools List Up for Uni-Games, May Extend Deadline
By Cyrus M. Garde
Negros Daily Bulletin
September 21, 2007

Thirty schools nationwide have submitted their entries to this year's 12th University Games (UniGames) to beat the deadline last September 15, but organizers are extending it to the last minute before the holding of the sports events on October 21-28, 2007 at the University of St. La Salle (USLS) in Bacolod City.

Roger A. Banzuela, Uni Games Technical Committee head disclosed that only 30 member schools have submitted their entries, but they are still accepting entries up to the last minute before the tournament starts.

"It was always the habit of Filipinos to submit their entries on last minute and we are trying to be flexible with it," Banzuela said.

The list of the 30 schools will be known as what Banzuela had promised for publication.

Last year, UniGames was also held in USLS and this year will be the ninth time the school plays host to the sports competition, now acknowledged by Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as the only tournament among colleges and universities by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).

This year's hosting was supposed to be held in La Salle-Dasmariñas, Cavite, but the change of the school's leadership prompted organizers to shift back to USLS-Bacolod, home of the UniGames, where it was founded 12 years ago by then USLS President Bro. Rolando Dizon, FSC. It went out of the school hosting only thrice. Foundation University in Dumaguete City, Oriental Negros hosted one and the rest at La Salle-Dasmariñas. Last March 19, UniGames Board Meeting held at La Salle-Green Hills decided to award again the hosting to USLS.

"It is my first impression that the hosting should still be held at USLS after UniGames secured a financial assistance from CHED, where Bro. Dizon was once the secretary, because USLS has been there when the organization was cash-strapped," said board of director Tanny Gonzales, who is known as coordinator of Nike 3-on-3. "Now it's good, it was awarded back to USLS because they really sacrificed a lot during that time," he added.

UniGames secured the P2-million financial assistance from CHED through Bro. Rolando Dizon.

Last year, at least 40 schools participated in the week-long sports hostilities.*

amdgc82
10-10-2007, 03:38 PM
50 schools joining University Games
BY CEDELF TUPAS
The Visayan Daily Star
October 10, 2007

Fifty schools have signified their intention to join the 2007 National University Games that will be hosted by the University of St. La Salle from Oct. 22-28.

As of yesterday, 15 schools from Manila have been given the green light to see action in the 12 sporting disciplines that have been lined up for the week-long games. The UAAP teams are led by Far Eastern University, which has showed the UniGames is its turf the past two years. FEU scored a twin-kill in volleyball and also topped men's badminton and men's table tennis and women's athletics.

Except for women's volleyball, the Tamaraws are back to defend their crowns. They are also strong favorites in basketball, along with the Ateneo De Manila University Blue Eagles, who placed third in this year's UAAP tournament, and defending champion Emilio Aguinaldo College.

Ateneo is also sending its athletics, women's football, lawn tennis and men's volleyball squads but is skipping women's basketball, where it is supposed to be the defending champion.

De La Salle University is fielding a total of 14 squads with 137 athletes, although its newly-crowned UAAP basketball squad will be absent in this year's Games. The Archers claimed a record eighth straight title in women's football last year, following victories in women's swimming and women's chess.

De La Salle-College of St. Benilde is also joining 14 events and is hoping to retain its titles in lawn tennis and table tennis.

San Beda College, which has dominated men's swimming the past few years, is set to return for another crack at the crown.

The other Manila schools seeing action are University of the East, University of the Philippines, Adamson University, Assumption College, Eulogio Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology, Lyceum University, Philippine Christian University, Rizal Technological University, St. Francis of Assisi College and University of Perpetual Help.

With 175 athletes, USLS is joining all events except women's football. The La Sallians are seeking their fourth straight men's football crown and defending champion in sepak takraw.

Another local school, West Negros College will see action in both divisions in football and chess and men's basketball. The Wesnecans are hoping to keep their men's chess crown.

Other local schools vying in the games are taekwondo powerhouse John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation, badminton favorite Riverside College, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos and La Carlota City College.

Central Philippine University, JBLCF-Iloilo, Iloilo Doctor's College, University of Iloilo, University of San Agustin have also confirmed their participation, along with Filamer Christian College from Roxas City.

The schools from Central and Eastern Visayas are Asian College of Science and Technology, Foundation University, Holy Name University, Negros Oriental State University, Silliman University, University of San Carlos and University of San Jose-Recoletos.

The Mindanao schools include Ateneo de Davao, Ateneo de Zamboanga, Brokenshire College, Holy Cross of Davao College, Mindanao State University-Marawi, MSU Tawi-tawi, University of Immaculate Conception, University of Mindanao, Xavier University.

Seeing action from Northern Luzon are St. Louis University and University of Northern Philippines, while Angeles University Foundation and Holy Angel University will be the entries from Central Luzon.

De La Salle-Lipa and Dasmariñas are the entries from Southern Luzon.

The UniGames is presented by the Commission on Higher Education and the Philippine Sports Commission and supported by Mikasa, Molten, Negros Navigation, Super Ferry, Grand Sports, Asics, Butterfly, Riverside College and Silay City, Roger Banzuela, sports director of host USLS, said.*

nastrans
10-10-2007, 10:00 PM
Sayang pala kung sa DLSU-Dasma ginanap ang UNIGAMES, but then the new leadership here is really keen on making some big improvements on the school.

Schortsanitis
10-11-2007, 08:50 AM
As per Jude Roque's "A Time To Roar", Pong Escobal was discovered during one of the University Games. Am sure the scouts will have a field day looking for some new find in this year's University Games.

amdgc82
10-14-2007, 06:28 AM
Davao schools ready for 2007 national UniGames* * *
Written by Rico Jhone Biliran / MindaNews* * *
Tuesday, 09 October 2007 23 02 20*

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 October) – Top universities and colleges in this city are ready to compete in the 12th National University Games 2007 slated October 21 to* 28 in Bacolod City.

Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC), University of Mindanao (UM) and Ateneo De Davao University (AdDU) are all primed up to do battle in the annual national games for universities and colleges nationwide.

HCDC will compete in men's and women's vollyball, chess, table tennis and medal-rich athletics.

AdDU, on the other hand, will take part in men's volleyball, badminton and the centerpiece event basketball where the University of Mindanao reportedly will be seeing action.

UM sports coordinator Joqauin Sarabia, though, has yet to finalize its events that will be sent in the annual multi-sports extravaganza.*

Abraham Verdeprado, HCDC sports coordinator said they are geared up for the week-long event which will be hosted anew by University of St. La Salle , “the Home of the UniGames”.

“Our athletes are almost done in their training camp as part of the preparation for the UniGames, “said Verdeprado.

AdDU sports chief Pochollo Elegino said his athletes are ready to compete with the big schools, most especially from the National Capital Region.

" We will try our best to win against the heavy-weight schools there, " said Elegino whose cagers pulled out an shocking victory overe the much-taller and famous University of Iloilo Wildcats last year.

Holy Cross for the first time in five years will not bring its multi-titled senior's basketball team.

Holy Cross basketball program made its name in the UniGames after beating big schools in the previous stagings, including NCR's Adamson University of UAAP and Central Visayas University of San Agustin of Ilo-ilo City.* * * *

More than 30 teams, including those from the UAAP and NCAA, have already confirmed their participation in this year’s Unigames, according to internet report.

amdgc82
10-14-2007, 06:49 AM
UNO-R to skip 12th Unigames
Sunstar Bacolod
Saturday, October 13, 2007

UNIVERSITY of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R), one of the schools who saw action in the inaugural staging of the Unigames in 1996, is not joining the 12th edition of this annual sports gathering when it reels off on October 22 to 28.

Unigames technical committee head and NOPSSCEA (Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural and Educational association) sports task force chairman Roger Banzuela issued this statement.

This year’s Unigames will be hosted once again by the University of St. La Salle (USLS).

UNO-R, which is expected to figure prominently in such events as volleyball, chess, football and table tennis as well as athletics, among others, will be joined at the sidelines by Colegio de San Agustin-Bacolod, which is likewise skipping this year's edition of the games for unknown reasons.

However, more schools from other parts of the country are confirming their participation in the event bringing to a total of 51 the latest count of the number of schools that have confirmed their participation in this annual competition, which is now the official sports event of the Commission on Higher Education (Ched).

As of last Thursday, University of Santo Tomas as well as University of San Jose-Recoletos confirmed their respective entries in this year's staging of the Unigames.

amdgc82
10-19-2007, 06:31 AM
UniGames draw 22 cage squads
BY CEDELF TUPAS
The Visayan Daily Star
October 18, 2007

The impending absence of 2006 titlist Emilio Aguinaldo College and losing finalist Adamson University has opened up the title race in the men's basketball tournament of this year's Philippine National University Games that opens Monday at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City.

The scenario leaves West Negros College --- the 2005 University Games champion --- as the best-ranked team from last year, owing to its third place finish.

Only four of the eight quarterfinalists last year, including WNC, are returning with USLS, University of Iloilo and many-time champion St. Francis of Assisi among the 22 teams that will in action.

The notable entries this year are Ateneo De Manila University and Far Eastern U, which came in third and fifth, respectively, in the UAAP.

Also expected to figure prominently in the title race are Lyceum University of the Philippines, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, Angeles University Foundation and University of San Carlos from Cebu City.

While the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos will be skipping this year's event, Colegio de San Agustin Bacolod confirmed its participation last night, USLS deputy sports director Malot Lozada said. Another local entry is La Carlota City College.

Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion in Roxas City will sit out this year's tournament to serve out its one-year suspension in the aftermath of its fielding of an ineligible player in the 2006 event.

Completing the cast are Dumaguete-based squads Asian College of Science and Technology, Negros Oriental State University, Foundation University and Silliman University, Mindanao teams Ateneo de Davao, Ateneo de Zamboanga, Xavier University, Mindanao State University (Marawi) and University of Mindanao and University of Northern Philippines.

Fifty-three schools are joining the week-long games that will calendar 12 sporting disciplines.

Roger Banzuela, the USLS sports director, said the first wave of athletes from AUF are arriving today, while the bulk of delegates is due on Saturday.

The UniGames is presented by the Commission on Higher Education and the Philippine Sports Commission and supported by Mikasa, Molten, Negros Navigation, Super Ferry, Grand Sports, Asics, Butterfly, Riverside College and Silay City, he said. *CPT

lady_warrior
10-19-2007, 07:54 AM
i'll be cheering for my school...university of san carlos?..

who were the defending champs last yr?

amdgc82
10-19-2007, 12:58 PM
USC Warriors to compete in 2007 University Games
Cebu Daily News
Last updated 12:23pm (Mla time) 10/19/2007

AFTER giving the mighty University of the Visayas Green Lancers the scare of their lives in the recently concluded championship series of the seniors division of the Cesafi basketball tournament, runners-up University of San Carlos Warriors are setting their eyes on another prize.

This time, it will be the crown in the 2007 University Games, which will be held in Bacolod City next week.

Two-time Cesafi MVP Enrico Llanto, Nino Ramirez and the rest of the Warriors will battle teams from Manila such as the two-time NCAA champions San Beda Red Lions, UAAP champions De La Salle University and the Ateneo Blue Eagles, among others.
This was divulged yesterday at the weekly SCOOP Forum at the Baseline Restaurant where the entire USC squad were guests.

USC head coach Jay Ramirez said the exposure his players will be getting in the University Games will go a long way especially for the younger ones.

“Bata pa man kaayo among mga players. Maayo ning makaduwa sila against different kinds of competition para mas mahanas pa jud,” said Ramirez.

The team though will be playing without their two main point guards, Paul Joven and Harvey Lazalita because of eligibility issues. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

gameface_one
10-20-2007, 10:20 AM
USC Warriors to compete in 2007 University Games



Cebu Daily News
Last updated 12:23pm (Mla time) 10/19/2007


AFTER giving the mighty University of the Visayas Green Lancers the scare of their lives in the recently concluded championship series of the seniors division of the Cesafi basketball tournament, runners-up University of San Carlos Warriors are setting their eyes on another prize.

This time, it will be the crown in the 2007 University Games, which will be held in Bacolod City next week.

Two-time Cesafi MVP Enrico Llanto, Nino Ramirez and the rest of the Warriors will battle teams from Manila such as the two-time NCAA champions San Beda Red Lions, UAAP champions De La Salle University and the Ateneo Blue Eagles, among others.
This was divulged yesterday at the weekly SCOOP Forum at the Baseline Restaurant where the entire USC squad were guests.

USC head coach Jay Ramirez said the exposure his players will be getting in the University Games will go a long way especially for the younger ones.

“Bata pa man kaayo among mga players. Maayo ning makaduwa sila against different kinds of competition para mas mahanas pa jud,” said Ramirez.

The team though will be playing without their two main point guards, Paul Joven and Harvey Lazalita because of eligibility issues. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

amdgc82
10-20-2007, 08:00 PM
Neri, Ramirez to grace opening of UniGames
BY CEDELF TUPAS
The Visayan Daily Star
October 20, 2007

Romulo Neri, chairman of the Commission on Higher Education, and William "Butch", chairman of the Philippine Sports Commission, will keynote the opening ceremonies of the 2007 Philippine National University Games on Monday.

The 6 p.m. kick off rites will be held at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum, which is also the venue for the basketball tournament of the week-long games.

As of last night, 54 schools have confirmed their participation in the University Games, the most in the 12-year history of the competition. The Games drew 51 teams last year.

La Consolacion College and Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod were the latest additions to the UniGames roster.

There are 12 sporting disciplines lined up with Far Eastern University defending its title in men's volleyball, men's badminton and men's table tennis and women's athletics.

Except for women's volleyball, the Tamaraws are back to defend their crowns.

De La Salle University is fielding a total of 14 squads and will defend its crown in women's football, women's swimming and women's chess.

University of St. La Salle is seeking a fourth straight men's football crown and defending champion in sepak takraw.

Another local school, West Negros College will see action in both divisions in football and chess and men's basketball. The Wesnecans are hoping to keep their men's chess crown.

Other local schools vying in the games are taekwondo powerhouse John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation, badminton favorite Riverside College, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos and La Carlota City College.

The UniGames is presented by the CHED and the PSC and supported by Mikasa, Molten, Negros Navigation, Super Ferry, Grand Sports, Asics, Butterfly, Riverside College and Silay City, Roger Banzuela, Games committee president and chairman, said. *CPT

amdgc82
10-21-2007, 10:49 AM
CSAB in, UNO-R out of 12th Unigames
Sunstar Bacolod
Friday, October 19, 2007

THE latest tally of schools seeing action in the 12th Philippine University Games slated October 22-28 at the University of St. La Salle showed that University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos is definitely not participating while Colegio De San Agustin-Bacolod will be joining.

The absence of UNOR is expected to lessen the number of local schools taking part in this year's edition of the tertiary sporting event which is now the official annual sports competition of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

UNOR will be sorely missed in the men's football competition where it finished in the top four of last year's event. The absence of the Recoletos booters is likewise expected to boost the chances for a top four finish by the other remaining Visayan squads particularly Dumaguete City's Silliman University and Foundation University; Iloilo's John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation University; Cebu's University of San Carlos; Bacolod's West Negros College; and reigning champion University of St. La Salle.

Meanwhile, basketball is expected to benefit from the participation of the CSAB Eagles who, together with host University of St. La Salle Stingers and 2005 champions West Negros College Mustangs, are expected to draw the local crowds to the week-long games.

Among the other squads expected to draw the fans are UAAP stalwarts Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles and Far Eastern University Tamaraws as well as former titlist St. Francis of Assisi Doves, University of Perpetual Help-JONELTA, and Lyceum of the Philippines University, among others.

A couple of former Bacolod varsitarians now donning the colors of Manila schools are likewise expected to catch the fancy of local cage fans, among them former WNC Mustang Siverino Baclao of Ateneo; ex-Mustangs Sanny Abaring and Jonblargs Alisbo of FEU; ex-CSAB Eagle Raymond Ilagan of SFAC Doves and former UNOR Ram Nathaniel Salanga of UPH-Jonelta.

The week-long sports gathering kicks off with opening ceremonies scheduled on October 22, 6:00 p.m., at the St. La Salle Coliseum.

Among the invited guests are Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairman Romulo Neri; Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William 'Butch' Ramirez; Negros Occidental Gov. Joseph Marañon, Bacolod City Rep. Monico Puentevella, and Mayor Evelio Leonardia.

UNOR had indicated earlier that it is not joining this year's edition of the Unigames "due to budgetary constraints."

amdgc82
10-22-2007, 03:41 AM
USC, USJR play among 50 others in U. Games
Sunstar Cebu
Monday, October 22, 2007

TWO Cebu schools will be mixing it up with 50 other colleges and universities from all over the nation in the 2007 University Games, which opens today in Bacolod City.

The University of San Carlos (USC) is fielding in four teams—basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball and football, while the University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R) is sending its powerhouse women’s volleyball team into the foray.

After putting up a gallant stand against Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) powerhouse University of the Visayas Green Lancers, which they pushed to the hilt in the recently concluded finals, the USC Warriors are up for a more daunting task when they face solid challenges from top teams in other leagues such as UAAP’s Ateneo de Manila and NCAA’s Emilio Aguinaldo College.

USC will be led by Private Schools Athletic Association MVP Niño Ramirez and two-time Cesafi MVP Enrico Llanto.

More teams

The other squads are Angeles University Foundation, Asian College of Science and Technology, Ateneo de Davao University, DLSU-College of St. Benilde, St. Francis of Assisi College, West Negros College, Foundation University, La Carlota City College, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Mindanao State University (Marawi) and Tawi-Tawi, Negros Oriental State University, Silliman University, University of Iloilo, University of St. La Salle, University of Mindanao, University of Northern Philippines and Xavier University.

USC’s men’s volleyball and football teams will also be the teams to watch out being defending Cesafi champions.

The volleyball squad, headed by coach Making Labuga, will be bannered by MVP Roderick Arenasa and Carlo Tecson. They will be facing a tough challenge in defending U-Games champ Far Eastern University.

Optimistic

Meanwhile, USJ-R of coach Grace Antigua of USJR, the current Cesafi volleyball champs, stands a good chance of copping the title after defending U-Games winner FEU skipped the competitions.

USJ-R will have its regular roster headed by the diminutive high-flying captain Julette Marikit, her beach volleyball partner and former RP girls team member Genie Sabas, with Aina Laroga, Angielove Cabiles, Sarah Miculob and Joy Bonita.

Their frontline will, however, get a helping hand with the return of setter Michelle Simbajon. Simbajon, who is a former RP girls team libero, has been sidelined for a while because of injuries.

Competing in the U-games serves as tune-up for Cebu volleyball and football squads as the auxiliary events of the Cesafi is yet to open. These squads, especially the defending champs, will start their Cesafi title-retention bid in mid-November. (MCB)

amdgc82
10-22-2007, 01:37 PM
UniGames begin in Bacolod today
BY CEDELF TUPAS
The Visayan Daily Star
October 22, 2007

Teams from Bacolod schools University of St. La Salle , West Negros College , University of Negros Occidental , Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod and Visayan Maritime Academy will be in action today when the 12th Philippine National University Games get going in different venues in Bacolod City .

The games begin at 7:30 a.m., although the opening ceremonies that will be attended by officials of the Philippine Sports Commission and the Commission on Higher Education is scheduled at 6 p.m. at the USLS Coliseum.

La Salle's four-peat-seeking men's football team tries to put behind a frustrating NOPSSCEA season when it starts its bid against University of the Philippines at 7:30 a.m. at the Panaad Park and Stadium pitch.

West Negros, which lost to La Salle on penalties in last year's final, tests John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation-Iloilo at 12:30 p.m. In the women's division at the USLS pitch, WNC debuts against Foundation University at 9:30 a.m.

Over at the WNC gym, the Mustangs, powered by skipper Vengie Vergara, who is one of the remnants of the squad that took the 2005 crown, battle Silliman University in men's basketball action at 11 a.m.

Interestingly, three members of that champion West Negros squad are now playing for two different schools that are also in the tournament. John Alisbo and Sunny Abaring will suit up for Far Eastern University, while Siverino Baclao will play for Ateneo De Manila University, which battles Mindanao State University at 8 a.m. at the Natalio Velez Gym in Silay City .

CSA-B meets De La Salle-College of St. Benilde in basketball also at the Natalio Velez Gym in Silay City at 9:30 a.m.

Led by Arrom Aledron and Marone Gonzales, the Stingers take on FEU at 11 a.m. in men's basketball at the St. La Salle Coliseum.

In sepak takraw, La Salle starts its title defense against Central Philippine University at 1 p.m., before VMA takes on UNO-R at the St. Benilde School Gym in Mansilingan.

About 2,000 athletes representing 54 universities and colleges are seeing action, making this year's edition of the week-long Games the biggest ever, UniGames president Roger Banzuela said.

Leading the roster are UAAP powerhouse FEU, winner of five team crowns last year, De La Salle University, College of St. Benilde , University of Sto . Tomas, San Beda College and USLS.

Except for the women's volleyball title, FEU will be back to defend its crown in men's volleyball, men's badminton, men's table tennis and women's athletics.

Beach volleyball will debut in the games, where lawn tennis and taekwondo, have also been calendared. *CPT

amdgc82
10-22-2007, 02:21 PM
12th UniGames Raises Curtains Today!
Neri, Ramirez are Opening Guests
By Cyrus M. Garde
Negros Daily Bulletin
October 22, 2007

Commission on Higher Education (CHED) head, Romulo Neri and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez will keynote the opening of the 12th University Games (UniGames) at 6 p.m. today at the University of St. La Salle (USLS) Coliseum.

Fifty five colleges and universities from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will compete in 12 sports disciplines in a week-long sports hostilities. There are at least 2,400 athletes competing with more or less 300 officiating officials in this tournament.

This year’s entries of 55 schools is already a record, surpassing last year’s entries of 50 schools.

Nine local schools will join this year’s tournament. These schools are Riverside College, Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod (CSA-B), La Carlota City College, La Consolacion College (LCC)-Bacolod, USLS, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R), John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation (JBLCF)-Bacolod, West Negros College (WNC), and VMA Global College.

Other schools which submitted late entries are Central Philippine University, Mindanao State University (Tawi-Tawi), Philippine Christian University and University of Perpetual Help System-JONELTA. Almost all participating schools are already in town, joining this year’s 28th Masskara Festival Dance parade and competition. Angeles University Foundation men basketball and women taekwondo were the first schools to touch down Bacolod City, according to Roger A. Banzuela, head of UniGames Technical Committee.

UNO-R will compete in women chess, sepak takraw, men and women table tennis, women volleyball, and women beach volleyball; Riverside College will be competing in men and women’s badminton only; WNC in men’s basketball, men and women’s chess, men and women’s football; La Carlota City College in men’s basketball; LCC-Bacolod in men & women’s swimming, men & women’s taekwondo; JBLCF in women’s taekwondo; CSA-B in men’s basketball; VMA Global College in sepak takraw; and USLS in men and women’s athletics, men & women’s badminton, men’s basketball, men & women’s chess, men’s football, men & women’s lawn tennis, sepak takraw, men & women’s swimming, men & women’s table tennis, men & women’s taekwondo, men & women’s volleyball, and men & women’s beach volleyball. Far Eastern University (FEU) will have to defend the overall UniGames title it won last year.

This collegiate sports event has been sanctioned by the CHED and is the only acknowledged school sports tournament by the PSC.

From the year it was hosted, 17 schools participated and since then, grew every year with about 50 schools having joined last year. In winning the overall title, FEU had 27 gold, 18 silver and 8 bronze medals. They were followed by De La Salle University-Manila with 14-14-9 medal hauls; University of Sto. Tomas 13-14-11; and San Beda College-Manila 10-7-4.

Three Western Visayas schools, two from Bacolod City were part of the top ten schools from 50 schools that participated. USLS placed 5th with 6-8-11; WNC, 8th,(4-3-3); and JBLCF-Iloilo, 9th (4-1-0).

College of St. Benilde-Manila place 6th with 5-2-4; University of the East (UE), 7th (4-6-11) and Ateneo de Manila University, 10th (3-4-6). On record, University of the Philippines proved themselves as “the winningest contingent” having the most number of team titles taken home, six in 1997, four in 1998, five in 1999 and four in 2001.

In 10 stagings, four contingents shared the most number of team titles won each year. FEU dominated four times, along with host USLS in the inaugural games, another four in 2000, three in 2004, along with DLSU, and another three in 2005. DLSU won the most team titles thrice in 2002, 2003, when it came home with the biggest haul, nine titles, in the history of the games and three in 2004.

The UP maroons has the most number of team titles won in 10 years combined, at 28, followed by DLSU 25, FEU 19, USLS 17, UNO-R 11, UE 10. The College of St. Benilde has so far won seven team titles, UST 6 and St. Francis of Assissi College, 4 which they won successively from 1999 to 2002. Also with four titles is WNC, two of them in football and two others in basketball and women’s chess. CHED and PSC presented this event supported by Mikasa (official ball for basketball), Molten (official ball for volleyball), Butterfly (official ball for table tennis), Asics, Super Ferry, Negros Navigation Company, Inc., Riverside College, Silay City, Pocari Sweat-the Official Drink, Bacchus Energy Drink and Negros Occidental Volleyball Association.

amdgc82
10-22-2007, 08:04 PM
12th Unigames comes off the wraps in Sugarlandia
By Cedelf P. Tupas
Visayas Bureau
Inquirer
Last updated 06:51am (Mla time) 10/22/2007

BACOLOD CITY -- With the country’s major university sports leagues taking a respite, action shifts to this city as the 12th Philippine University Games unfolds Monday at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum.

About 2,000 athletes representing 54 universities and colleges are seeing action, making this year's edition the biggest ever, Unigames president Roger Banzuela said.

Leading the roster are UAAP powerhouse Far Eastern University, winner of five team crowns last year, De La Salle University, College of St. Benilde, University of Santo Tomas, San Beda College and USLS.

Except for the women's volleyball title, FEU will be back to defend its crown in men's volleyball, men's badminton, men's table tennis and women's athletics.

The Archers claimed a record eighth straight title in women's football last year, following victories in women's swimming and women's chess.

In the absence of 2006 champion Emilio Aguinaldo College , FEU is also one of the fancied teams in men's basketball, along with Ateneo de Manila University, which is fielding the core of the team that fell one game short of the UAAP finals.

Beach volleyball will debut in the week-long games, where lawn tennis and taekwondo, have also been calendared.

Romulo Neri, chairman of the Commission on Higher Education, and Philippine Sports Commission chairman William Ramirez are expected to grace the 6 p.m. opening program.

amdgc82
10-22-2007, 08:05 PM
12th Unigames reels off Monday
By Henry C. Villalva
Sunstar Bacolod
Monday, October 22, 2007

A RECORD 54 colleges and universities are seeing action in this year's twelfth staging of the Philippine University Games (UNIGAMES), which officially opens Monday at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum with opening ceremonies scheduled at 6:00 p.m.

Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chairman Romulo Neri and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William Ramirez lead the roster of guests which also include Negros Occidental Gov. Joseph Marañon, Rep. Monico O. Puentevella of the lone district of Bacolod, and Mayor Evelio Leonardia, among others.

Also expected in Monday's kickoff rites is former Ched chairman and USLS president Bro. Rolando R. Dizon, who founded Unigames in 1996 and is responsible for the event's now being the official annual sporting event of higher education.

During last year's games Dizon announced that Ched had agreed to make the Unigames its official tournament with guaranteed annual financial support thereby ensuring the league's stability.

Once again expected to be crowd drawers in this week-long event which ends on October 28 are men's basketball, men's football, and men's and women's volleyball.

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10-23-2007, 06:03 AM
USC, USJR leads Cebu’s charge in 2007 University Games
Cebu Daily News
Last updated 04:14pm (Mla time) 10/22/2007

CEBU CITY, Philippines - The University of San Carlos (USC) and the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) will be joining a solid cast of over 250 athletes representing 50 colleges and universities from all over the country that will compete in the 2007 University Games on Monday in Bacolod City.

The Warriors of USC, who captivated the rest of Cebu with their valiant stand against the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers in the recently concluded Cesafi finals, will be more than up to the challenge when they take on an impressive roster of teams in the basketball competition.

Led by two-time MVP and sensational guard Nino Ramirez, USC will be going up against the likes of UAAP heavyweight Ateneo de Manila University, Far Eastern University and defending champions Emilio Aguinaldo College.

USC will also be fielding in their men and women's volleyball teams along with their football squad. The men spikers and the football team are the defending champions of the Cesafi.

Men's volleyball, though, will be fiercely competitive with the presence of the defending champions FEU.

The women's squad of FEU will not be defending their title this year, thus opening the gate for Cebu's most dominant collegiate squad, the USJ-R belles of multi-titled head coach Grace Antigua.

USJ-R is currently the defending champion in the women's competition of the Cesafi volleyball tournament.

USC's football squad is also in for a tough competition as they will be one of many teams that will be trying to stop the three-time defending champions USLS from claiming a fourth straight crown. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

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10-23-2007, 06:06 AM
Uni Games’ Day One: USC fails; USJ-R performs
Sunstar Cebu
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

CEBU Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. champions University of San Carlos and University of San Jose Recoletos started their respective bids in the University Games on contrasting notes yesterday in Bacolod City.

USC men’s team squandered an early lead to bow to Rizal Technological University, 25-17, 17-25, 19-25, 25-27.

The USJ-R volley belles on the other hand, the back-to back Cesafi champions, had to overcome jitters to claim their first win 25-22, 25-14, 27-25 at the expense of St. Louise University of Baguio.

“First-game jitters, it was what we had to deal with. The players were adjusting at first because they were new to the court. There were so many things that we could improve on based on that game,” said USJ-R head coach Grace Antigua of her team, which will be facing Silliman University of Dumaguete City at 4:30 p.m. today. The other teams that they need to take on are St. Benilde College and Iloilo Doctors’ College.

The USC volleyball squad, on the other hand, failed to capitalize on the momentum they gained early on to eventually bow to RTU.

“We did well. It was just that we were surprised at their attack. We were stronger but we were caught dumbfounded and were outdone with their smart-playing,” said USC team captain Roderick Arenasa, who is the reigning men’s volleyball MVP of Cesafi.

Meanwhile, the USC Warriors, this year’s Cesafi collegiate basketball runnerup, start their campaign today against La Carlotta College.

The basketball event has attracted 21 teams, which will be divided into brackets. USC is grouped with Asian College of Science and Technology, Ateneo de Zamboanga and St. Francis of Assisi.

The Warriors will be led by two-time Cesafi MVP Enrico Llanto and other protagonists Niño Ramirez, Carlo Padayao, Giovanni Padillo, Sam Hermosa and the lanky but formidable Robert Codilla. They will be missing the services of reliable point guards Harvey Lazalita and Paul Joven but they will be taken cared off by the able hands of two new associates.

The USC Lady Warriors on the other hand will also open their bid today. USC, the reigning Cesafi champs will be led by Jessamine delos Reyes. (MCB)

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10-23-2007, 06:07 AM
MLSDF-USJ-R Whacks Baguio’s SLU six
The Freeman
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The M. Lhuillier Sports Development Foundation (MLSDF)-sponsored University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R) opened its title bid in the volleyball event of the 2007 National University Games (Uni-Games) with a three-set thrashing of Baguio City’s St. Louis University yesterday at the University of St. La Salle (USLS)-Bacolod Gym.

The MLSDF/USJ-R belles of coach Grace Antigua, a Cebu Sports Hall of Famer, toiled hard in the first set before eking out a 25-22 victory. With their set plays getting better and power shots clicking, the Josenian spikers punched in a 25-14 rout in the second frame.

In the third set, the St. Louis ladies showed great fighting form to forge an air-tight encounter most of the way, but the MLSDF/USJ-R stalwarts were crafty enough to parry their attacks and prevail after two slides, 27-25, to seal the match.

“This is a very good start for the team and hopefully this will continue all the way to the championship,” said USJ-R benefactor and MLSDF executive director Eddie B. Ybañez.

USJ-R, the reigning back-to-back champion of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) women’s volleyball, takes up another tough challenge as it squares off against Silliman University (SU) of Dumaguete City.

USJ-R’s next assignments are against St. Benilde College-La Salle and Iloilo Doctors’ College.—

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10-23-2007, 06:34 AM
UM bets seek swim gold medals
Sunstar Davao
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

SWIMMERS from the University of Mindanao (UM) seek another splendid performance in the pool when actual competition for the 2007 Philippine University Games gets going Tuesday in Bacolod City.

UM sports director Joaquin "Boy" Sarabia had earlier told Davao City sportswriters they are eyeing to improve their performance at the pool this year after capturing 10 golds in the 2006 edition.

UM had spent a lot just for the training of their swimmers this year at the Holiday Spa to underscore its serious bid to win more gold medals this time.

Expected to lead the UM swimming team onslaught are Haroon Cali and Shahani Navarro.

The Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) and the Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC) are also sending athletes to the Uni-Games, which will end on Oct. 28.

Ateneo is seeing action in men's volleyball, badminton and basketball, while HCDC is competing in men's and women's volleyball, chess, table tennis and track and field.

A record 54 colleges and universities from all over the country are taking part in the week-long meet, which officially opened Monday night at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum. (CRAM)

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10-23-2007, 07:21 AM
UM, ADDU cagers win in UniGames
Monday, October 22, 2007

Davao City's University of Mindanao and Ateneo de Davao University won its first games in the National University Games, Monday, at the University of St.La Salle gym in Bacolod City.

The UM Wildcats, coached by Ondo Condo and Tata Banzali, defeated Angeles University of Pampanga, 90-86 while their counterparts downed University of Perpetual Help, 68-62

The Wildcats meet the West Negros College on Tuesday at 9 a.m.

The Ateneo Blue Knights trounced University of Northern Philippines, 94-71 behind the double-digit scoring of Miggy Solitaria, Jarius Guingguing, Richard Madelo, Koy Castillo and Conrad Fernando.

The boys of coach Cholo Elegino face Far Eastern University on Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. and against the hosts at 6 p.m.

In football, UM stunned Far Eastern University, 2-1.

"This is a good start for us," said UM Sports Director Joaquin Sarabia.

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10-23-2007, 09:11 AM
UAAP shows early might in Unigames


By Cedelf P. Tupas
Visayas Bureau
Last updated 06:06am (Mla time) 10/23/2007


BACOLOD CITY -- De La Salle University launched its bid for a ninth straight women’s football crown in style by blanking University of the Philippines, 6-0, Monday in the 12th Philippine University Games here.

Striker Fiona McKenzie registered a hat-trick as the Taft-based footbelles spearheaded the march of Big City teams on Day One of the week-long Games.

Ateneo de Manila University, getting three goals from Gold Jacinto, crushed University of San Carlos, 7-0.

University of Santo Tomas was also in inspired form, coming away with a 5-0 rout of Silliman University. Notching the biggest win of the day, though, was the Dumaguete-based Foundation University, which scored a 22-0 massacre of West Negros College.

In men’s basketball, Ateneo and Far Eastern University debuted in impressive fashion even as Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod stunned College of St. Benilde, 67-63.

With Bacolod recruit John Alisbo at the helm, the Tamaraws overcame a lethargic start to hammer out a 104-76 triumph over host University of St. La Salle at the USLS Coliseum.

Over at the Natalio Velez Gym in Silay City, Nonoy Baclao and Rabeh Al-Hussaini bullied their way to 21 and 18 markers respectively as the Blue Eagles trampled Mindanao State University-Marawi, 129-51, while University of Iloilo trounced Negros Oriental State U, 79-54.

In other games, WNC posted a 90-60 drubbing of Silliman, University of Mindanao nipped Angeles University Foundation, 90-86, and Ateneo de Davao came through with a tight 74-71 win over University of Northern Philippines.

Men’s football at the Panaad pitch saw three-time defending men’s champion St. La Salle beat UP, 2-0.

In men’s volleyball, Adamson rallied past Colegio Purisima Concepcion, 22-25, 25-11, 25-12, 25-18, while Holy Cross of Davao College cruised past NORSU, 25-22, 25-13, 25-15.

Rizal Technological University defeated University of San Carlos, 17-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-23, before University of Iloilo triumphed over Ateneo, 25-17, 25-15, 18-25, 22-25, 15-9.

In women’s play, Philippine Christian University overcame Foundation, 25-27, 19-25, 25-18, 25-20, while Iloilo Doctor’s College walloped Silliman, 25-6, 25-11, 25-7 and University of San Jose-Recoletos smashed St. Louis University, 25-22, 25-15, 27-27.

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10-23-2007, 11:17 AM
UNIGAMES BASKETBALL
CSA-B pulls off upset
WNC WHIPS SILLIMAN;
TAMS CLOBBER STINGERS
BY CEDELF TUPAS*
The Visayan Daily Star
October 23, 2007

Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod pulled off the first upset of the Philippine National University Games men's basketball tournament yesterday, while West Negros College and favorites Far Eastern University and Ateneo De Manila cruised to comprehensive opening-day victories.

San Agustin kept its composure down the stretch to squeak past NCAA team De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, 67-64, in group A action at the Natalio Velez Gym in Silay City .

Except for St. Benilde though, the Big City teams stamped their class over the opposition with Ateneo, led by Bacolod standout Nonoy Baclao's 21 points, coming away with a 129-51 triumph over Mindanao State University-Marawi also in group A.

Another homegrown talent, ex-WNC player John Alisbo, sparkled for the FEU Tamaraws, who clobbered host University of St. La Salle , 104-76, in group D play at the USLS Coliseum, while St. Francis of Assisi School hammered Asian College of Science and Technology, 89-66.

Alisbo pumped in a team-high 15 points, including back-to-back triples that keyed the Tamaraws' breakaway in the second period, while former WNC teammate, Sunny Abaring groped for form but still managed to tally 8 markers.

The Stingers actually led, 26-20, early in the second quarter behind Frederick Rabacal and Marone Gonzales hot outside shooting, before Alisbo, UAAP rookie of the year JR Cawaling and Robert Kave turned things around for a 46-35 halftime lead for the Tamaraws, who will Ateneo de Davao at 8 a.m. and Negros Oriental State University 4:30 p.m., today at the USLS Coliseum.

ADD crushed University of Northern Philippines, 94-71, yesterday.

John Repique paced the Stingers, who will take on University of Iloilo at 11 a.m. today, with 23 points. The Stingers will also meet ADD at 6 p.m.

Over at the WNC Gym, the Mustangs, the 2005 UniGames champion, used a balanced offensive to finish of Silliman University, 90-60 in group C. The other match in the group saw University of Mindanao nip Angeles University Foundation, 90-86.

Six players scored eight points or more for the Mustangs with Alfie Villariza and Rolly Jaca leading the way with 13.

There was also delight for La Carlota City College, which trimmed Ateneo de Zamboanga, 108-96, to join St. Francis on top of group D.

West Negros and Xavier University clash at 6 p.m. today at the WNC Gym, simultaneous with USLS-Ateneo de Davao duel at the USLS Coliseum.

San Agustin, meanwhile, meets MSU-Marawi at the NGV Gym at 5 p.m.

In women's play, UM hacked out a 68-62 win over University of Perpetual Help-Jonelta and St. Louis University crushed Silliman, 66-40.*CPT

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10-23-2007, 03:55 PM
Neri Snubs UniGames; Ramirez Sends Rep
By Cyrus M. Garde
Negros Daily Bulletin
October 23, 2007

Controversial head of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Romulo Neri snubbed the opening ceremony of the 12th University Games at University of St. La Salle Coliseum, while Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William "Butch" Ramirez sent in his consultant, Coach Chito Narvasa, who also handed PSC's financial assistance to the game.

Although there was no explanation on his (Neri) side, organizers pushed through with the show, acknowledging the effort of CHED in helping the UniGames with financial support last year in the amount of P2 million pesos.

Narvasa read the message of Ramirez who is busy overseeing the preparation of the Philippine delegation to the 24th SEA Games in Thailand this December.

On their part, the PSC handed to the organizers the P500,000 financial assistance to the Unigames, as the only recognized collegiate sporting tournament of PSC.

The event founder, Bro. Rolly Dizon, FSC failed to attend and his message was read to the different delegations, encouraging everyone to strive hard in attaining unity in sports. Bro Rolly is now the head of Bethlehem University.

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia was also represented by his executive assistant Moises De la Cruz, while Gov. Joseph G. Marañon was represented by Provincial Board member Atty. Emilio Yulo lll.

Bacolod Lone District Congressman Monico O. Puentevella acknowledged Bacolodnon former West Negros College Sivirino Baclao who made his presence for Ateneo de Manila University basketball team in the UAAP, and is a product of UniGames. The Philippine Weightlifting Association president, First Vice president of the Philippine Olympic Committee and 24th Sea Games chief de mission, challenged every athlete to strive more in their chosen sports to be the future athletes of the country.

Fifty four colleges and universities from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will compete in 12 sports disciplines in the week-long sports hostilities. There are at least 2,400 athletes competing with more or less 300 officiating officials in this tournament.

This year's entries of 54 schools is already a record, surpassing last year's entries of 50 schools.

Nine local schools will join this year's tournament. These schools are Riverside College, Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod (CSA-B), La Carlota City College, La Consolacion College (LCC)-Bacolod, USLS, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R), John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation (JBLCF)-Bacolod, West Negros College (WNC), and VMA Global College.

Roger A. Banzuela, formerly head of UniGames Technical Committee, now UniGames president said, that the local schools will compete in different sports disciplines. UNO-R will compete in women chess, sepak takraw, men and women table tennis, women volleyball, and women beach volleyball; Riverside College will be competing in men and women's badminton only; WNC in men's basketball, men and women's chess, men and women's football; La Carlota City College in men's basketball; LCC-Bacolod in men & women's swimming, men & women's taekwondo; JBLCF in women's taekwondo; CSA-B in men's basketball; VMA Global College in sepak takraw; and USLS in men and women's athletics, men & women's badminton, men's basketball, men & women's chess, men's football, men & women's lawn tennis, sepak takraw, men & women's swimming, men & women's table tennis, men & women's taekwondo, men & women's volleyball, and men & women's beach volleyball.

Far Eastern University (FEU) will have to defend the overall UniGames title it won last year.

In winning the overall title, FEU had 27 gold, 18 silver and 8 bronze medals. They were followed by De La Salle University-Manila with 14-14-9 medal hauls; University of Sto. Tomas 13-14-11; and San Beda College-Manila 10-7-4.

Three Western Visayas schools, two from Bacolod City were part of the top ten from 50 schools that participated. USLS placed 5th with 6-8-11; WNC, 8th,(4-3-3); and JBLCF-Iloilo, 9th (4-1-0).

College of St. Benilde-Manila placed 6th with 5-2-4; University of the East (UE), 7th (4-6-11) and Ateneo de Manila University, 10th (3-4-6).

On record, University of the Philippines proved themselves as "the winningest contingent" having the most number of team titles taken home, six in 1997, four in 1998, five in 1999 and four in 2001. CHED and PSC presented this event supported by Mikasa (official ball for basketball), Molten (official ball for volleyball), Butterfly (official ball for table tennis), Asics, Super Ferry, Negros Navigation Company, Inc., Riverside College, Silay City, Pocari Sweat-the Official Drink, Bacchus Energy Drink and Negros Occidental Volleyball Association.*

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10-23-2007, 03:58 PM
In UniGames Men's Caging! WNC, CSA-B, LCCC Draw 1st Blood
Negros Daily Bulletin
October 23, 2007

Former University Games champion West Negros College Mustangs, Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod Eagles and La Carlota City College got their first taste of victory by hurdling separate opponents in their respective brackets at the start of men's basketball tournament yesterday at the USLS Coliseum.

The Mustangs (bracket C) drew first blood against Dumaguete City's Silliman University, 90-60; CSA-B (bracket A) overcame De La Salle- Colegio of St. Benilde, 67-63, while La Carlota City College ( bracket B) won over Ateneo De Zamboanga, 108-96.

The three winning local teams will play separate opponents today. LCCC against Asian College of Science and Technology-Dumaguete, 8a.m. WNC Gym; West Negros College 11 a.m. at NGV-Silay City against University of Mindanao and at 6 p.m. against Xavier University at WNC Gym. CSA-B will go up against Mindanao State University -Marawi, 5 p.m. at NGV Gym, Silay City.

Host University of St. La Salle, however, got the beating from titlist Far Eastern University, 104-73. They will play against University of Iloilo, winner over Negros Oriental State Univ

Ateneo de Davao (bracket D) trounced University of Northern Philippines, 94-71; University of Mindanao beat Angeles University Foundation, 90-86, while St. Francis of Assisi College won over Asian College of Science and Technology-Dumaguete, 89-66; and Ateneo de Manila University demolished Mindanao State University-Marawi, 129-51.

In the women's side, University of Mindanao defeated University of Perpetual Help System-Jonelta, 68-62; while St. Louis University-Baguio downed Silliman University, 66-40.

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10-23-2007, 08:41 PM
SCHEDULE OF BASKETBALL MATCHES
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Day 1- October* 22, 2007* * * *Venue:* USLS Coliseum
* 9:30 AM 1 M-D AdeD vs UNP* *
* 11:00 AM 2 M-D FEU vs SLU*
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Day 1- October* 22, 2007* * * *Venue:* WNC Gym* * * *
* 9:30 AM 1 M-C AUF vs UM* *
* 11:00 AM 2 M-C WMC vs SU* *
* 1:30 PM 3 M-C LPU vs XU* *
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Day 1- October* 22, 2007* * * *Venue:* NVG Gym (SILAY) * *
* 8:00 AM 1 M-A ADMU vs MSU-M* *
* 9:30 AM 2 M-A DLS-CSB vs CSA-B* *
* 11:00 AM 3 M-D UI vs NORSU* *
* 1:30 PM 1 M-B ACSAT vs SFAC* *
* 3:00 PM 2 M-B LCCC vs ADeZ* *

Day 2- October* 23, 2007* * * *Venue:* USLS Coliseum
* 8:00 AM 4 M-D FEU vs AdeD* *
* 9:30 AM 5 M-D NORSU vs UNP* *
* 11:00 AM 6 M-D UI vs USLS* **
* 4:30 PM 7 M-D NORSU vs FEU* *
* 6:00 PM 8 M-D USLS* *AdeD*
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Day 2- October* 23, 2007* * * *Venue:* WNC Gym* *
* 8:00 AM 3 M-B ACSAT vs LCCC* *
* 9:30 AM 3 M-A FU vs ADMU* **
* 3:00 PM 5 M-B ADeZ vs SFAC* *
* 4:30 PM 7 M-C UM vs LPU* *
* 6:00 PM 8 M-C WNC* *XU*
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Day 2- October* 23, 2007* * * *Venue:* NVG Gym (SILAY)* *
* 8:00 AM 4 M-C AUF vs LPU* *
* 9:30 AM 5 M-C SU vs XU* *
* 11:00 AM 6 M-C WNC vs UM* *
* 2:00 PM 4 M-B LCCC vs USC* *
* 3:30 PM 4 M-A DLS-CSB vs FU* *
* 5:00 PM 5 M-A CSA-B vs MSU-M* *

Day 3- October* 24, 2007* * * *Venue:* USLS Coliseum* * *
* 8:00 AM 6 M-A CSA-B vs ADMU* *
* 9:30 AM 7 M-A MSU-M vs FU* *
* 1:30 PM 10 M-D USLS vs NORSU* *
* 3:00 PM 11 M-D UNP vs FEU* *
* 4:30 PM 12 M-D UI vs AdeD* *
* 6:00 PM 8 M-A MSU-M vs DLS-CSB* *

Day 3- October* 24, 2007* * * *Venue:* WNC Gym* *
* 8:00 AM 6 M-A ADeZ vs ACSAT* *
* 9:30 AM 7 M-B SFAC vs USC* *
* 1:30 PM 10 M-C XU vs UM* *
* 3:00 PM 11 M-C LPU vs SU* **
* 6:00 PM 12 M-C WNC vs AUF* *

Day 3- October* 24, 2007* * * *Venue:* NVG Gym (SILAY)* *
* 8:00 AM 9 M-B UI vs UNP* *
* 10:00 AM 9 M-C SU vs AUF* *
* 4:00 PM 8 M-B USC vs AdeZ* *

Day 4- October* 25, 2007* * * *Venue:* USLS Coliseum* * * *
* 1:30 PM 9 M-B USC vs ACSAT* *
* 3:00 PM 13 M-D UNP vs USLS* *
* 4:30 PM 10 M-A ADMU vs DLS-CSB* *

Day 4- October* 25, 2007* * * *Venue:* WNC Gym* ** *
* 1:30 PM 13 M-C UM vs SU* *
* 3:00 PM 14 M-C XU vs AUF* *
* 4:30 PM 10 M-B SFAC vs LCCC* *

Day 4- October* 25, 2007* * * *Venue:* NVG Gym (SILAY)* **
* 9:00 AM 14 M-D ADeD vs NORSU* *
* 10:30 AM 15 M-D UI vs FEU* *
* 2:30 PM 9 M-A FU vs CSA-B* *
* 4:00 PM 15 M-C WNC vs LPU*
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Day 5- October* 26, 2007* * * *Venue:* USLS Coliseum* * **
* 1:00 PM CO-1 M 1A vs 2D* *
* 2:30 PM CO-2 M 1B vs 2C* *
* 4:00 PM CO-3 M 1C vs 2B* *
* 5:30 PM CO-4 M 1D vs 2A*
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Day 6- October* 27, 2007* * * *Venue:* USLS Coliseum* * *
* 9:30 AM SF1 M WCO1 vs WCO2* *
* 11:00 AM SF2 M WCO3 vs WCO4* *
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Day 7- October* 28, 2007* * * *Venue:* USLS Coliseum* * *
(W- 3RD PLACE)* *
* 9:00 AM CH-1 M LSF1 vs LSF2
* (CHAMPIONSHIP)* *
* 10:30 AM CH-2 M WSF1 vs WSF2* *

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10-24-2007, 03:09 AM
Athletes told to use games to launch sports career
By Henry C. Villalva and Jerome S. Galunan Jr.
Sunstar Bacolod
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

BACOLOD Rep. Monico Puentevella on Monday encouraged athletes participating in the 12th University Games in Bacolod to use the games as venue for launching their future career in sports.

The legislator cited former West Negros College cager Siverino Baclao, now playing for the Ateneo de Manila University.

Baclao, he said, was discovered in the UniGames.

This year's Unigames hosted by the City of Bacolod is expected to draw a crowd especially sports enthusiasts in Negros Occidental.

Expected to be crowd drawers in this weeklong event are the men's basketball, men's football, and men's and women's volleyball.

Set to see action in the men's basketball are the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) semi-finalist Ateneo de Manila University, Far Eastern University, De la Salle-College of St. Benilde, Holy Angel University, Lyceum of the Philippines University, former titlists St. Francis of Assisi College and West Negros College, University of Immaculate Concepcion, University of Perpetual Help System-JONELTA, University of Mindanao, Angeles University Foundation and host University of St. La Salle, among others.

In men's volleyball are the Adamson University, DLS-College of St. Benilde, Foundation University, Iloilo Doctors College, University of Santo Tomas, St. Louis University, University of the Philippines-Diliman and USLS.

In women's volleyball will include Adamson U, DLS-College of St. Benilde, De La Salle University-Taft, FU, IDC, SLU, University of San Jose-REcoletos, UP-Diliman, University of Southern Philippines Foundation, University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos and USLS-Bacolod.

Competition in men's football is once again expected to draw the Negrense football crowd especially with the presence of collegiate heavyweights top billed by reigning champion USLS, NOPSSCEA titlist West Negros College, DLSU-Taft, FU, Silliman University, John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation University, University of San Carlos, University of Mindanao, Xavier University and UP-Diliman.

Meanwhile, Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines president Chito Narvaza gave P500,000 as fund assistance from Philippine Sports Commission to this year's UniGames.

Narvaza represented PSC president William Ramirez in Monday's opening.

The 2007 Masskara street dance champion, Barangay Alijis; La Carlota Pasalamat drumbeaters; Tanya Castor and the Madrigal kids glittered and highlighted the UniGames opening program at the USLS Coliseum.

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10-24-2007, 03:10 AM
Good and bad
Cebu Daily News
Last updated 03:36pm (Mla time) 10/23/2007

CEBU CITY, Philippines - Cebu’s reigning collegiate volleyball champions suffered contrasting fates at the start of the 2007 University Games in Bacolod City on Monday.

While the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) belles displayed the form that has made them champions in the Cesafi, the men’s squad of University of San Carlos (USC), on the other hand, got ambushed Monday.

USJ-R made short work of the St. Louis University of Baguio as they swept the latter in straight sets, 25-22, 25-14, 27-25.

However, the final tally told little of the struggles that the Spiking Jaguars encountered all throughout the game.

“Okay ra among duwa pero katag kaayo mi sa sugod. Maayo gani nakabawi ra mi sa succeeding sets pero wala gihapon na satisfy si coach kay wala pa jud daw nigawas among natural nga duwa. Dapat daw mas maayo pa among ipakita sa next game,” said USJ-R’s team captain Julette Marikit, who teamed up with former national youth team members Genie Sabas and Michelle Simbajon, to put the game away.

Marikit’s sentiments were echoed by USJ-R’s multi-titled head coach and Cebu Sports Hall of Fame member Grace Antigua.

“We need to make adjustments sa floor defense and sa first touch on offense,” Antigua said.

USJ-R will face Silliman University on Tuesday at 4 p.m. The rest of their assignments include College of St. Benilde and Iloilo Doctor’s University.

However, the Spiking Warriors of USC were unsuccessful in their opening day salvo as they were defeated by the Rizal Technical University in four sets, 25-17, 17-25, 19-25, 25-27.

Meanwhile, the USC Warriors will start their bid Tuesday when they take on the La Carlota College in the basketball tournament.

The 21-team has been divided into four brackets with the top two teams in every bracket advancing to the knockout round.

Each team will play a single round robin in their own bracket.

Completing USC’s division are the Asian College of Science and Technology, Ateneo de Zamboanga and the dangerous St. Francis of Assisi. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

amdgc82
10-24-2007, 03:12 AM
USC recovers from Unigames Day One slump
Sunstar Cebu
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

THE University of San Carlos men’s basketball and volleyball teams must have woken up on the right side of the bed as each won their respective assignments in the 2007 University Games yesterday in Bacolod City.

The USC Warriors banked on five scoring machines for an easy 90-66 win over La Carlota College at the West Negros Gym.

The tandem of fiery guard Niño Ramirez and two-time Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. Most Valuable Player Enrico Llanto never fails to bring wonders for the team and two did it again as they led the bevy of double-digit scorers for the team.

Ramirez and Llanto scored 15 points each, while Earvin Ferraren and Giovanni Padillo also chipped in identical 11 points. Jomel Igao added 10 for their win.

Aside from the five, USC’s second team were also exhausted as Eddie Bakker, Carlo Padayao and Robert Codilla provided the fortress that kept LCC’s big men at bay.

The spiking Warriors, on the other hand, bounced back from their first day debacle and spent two hours and 30 minutes before hacking out a hard-earned five-set victory over St. Louis University of Baguio City.

The Warriors shrugged off a sloppy start to take their first victory, 23-25, 25-17, 25-20, 21-25, 15-10. The Cesafi’s defending champion still had difficulty finding their groove in the new surface and they kept committing mistakes.

Thanks to a warm and supportive crowd, the USC spikers were able to compose themselves to sweep the next two games and lead two sets to one. They bungled in the fourth set but recovered in the fifth to win.

“We had communication trouble early on. Our confidence was built up when we heard people cheering for us from the stands,” said team captain and MVP Roderick Arenasa.

Tougher challenges

It will be too early for the teams to celebrate though as tougher challenges await them today. The USC spikers will be facing University of Sto. Tomas in the morning.

The USC basketball team, on the other hand, will have its hands full as it is scheduled to play two games today. It will face St. Francis of Assisi in the 9 a.m. offering and will take on Ateneo de Zamboanga in the afternoon.

While things are going well with these two teams, it was not the case for the other teams.

At the Panaad Stadium, the USC football team bowed to University of St. La Salle, 1-4. USC struck first with the game’s first goal, but failed to capitalize as it eventually lost to USLS. (MCB)

amdgc82
10-24-2007, 03:14 AM
USC fights back to beat SLU
By* Marigold P. Lebumfacil
The Freeman
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The University of San Carlos Warriors bounced back from an opening day loss to beat Baguio’s St. Louis University (SLU) in the second day of men’s volleyball action at the 2007 National University Games (Uni-Games) in Bacolod City.

USC, the defending CESAFI volleyball champion, came from behind to whip SLU in a thrilling five-setter that lasted nearly three hours.

After losing the first set 23-25, USC came charging back to take the second and third sets, 25-17 and 25-20, with inspired plays from captain Roderick Arenasa, Edward Carlo Tecson, Jerone Maestre, Kenneth Bensig, Mark Pepito and Dennis Gepolvida.

The Warriors tried to wrap up the match but couldn’t stop SLU’s determined rally and lost the fourth set, 21-25.

USC trailed in the first few minutes of the deciding set but took the lead a 12-9, again behind Arenasa’s brilliance.

Tecson and Bensig then sealed the Warriors’ first victory in the games with two service aces to win 15-10.

“In the first set we had a lot of miscommunication, we had a lot bad plays, and we were not our usual selves. It seems that we are still adjusting because SLU was quite a tough opponent. However, we were able to recover in the second and third sets and all of us were in high-spirits, which is one of the reasons for our team’s victory,” said USC team captain, Roderick Arenasa.

“We are hoping to perform well in our game tomorrow against another powerhouse team, the University of Sto. Tomas,” Arenasa added.

In basketball, the USC Warriors, runner-up in CESAFI’s collegiate basketball tournament, cruised to a 90-66 victory over La Carlota College.

Two-time CESAFI MVP Enrico Llanto led the team’s attack. Niño Ramirez, Carlo Padayao, Giovanni Padillo, Sam Hermosa and Robert Codilla also played well for the Warriors.

USC goes up against St. Francis of Assisi at 9:00 a.m. and then Ateneo de Zamboanga at 4:00 p.m. today.

amdgc82
10-24-2007, 03:16 AM
UM dribblers blast rivals
Sunstar Davao
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

THE University of Mindanao (UM) is off to a roaring start in the ongoing 12th National University Games in Bacolod City.

UM sports director Joaquin "Boy" Sarabia said the UM Wildcats won their opening game against Angeles University, 90-86, in men's basketball.

Not to be outdone, the UM Cardinals of coach Ining Sarabia routed Silliman University, 72-27, in the weeklong sportsfest.

The UM booters also won against Far Eastern University (FEU), 2-1, while its women's badminton team shutout University of Northern Philippines, 3-0.

UM is expected to rely its gold medal hunt in swimming.

The Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) Blue Knights, however, lost to FEU Tamaraws, 58-89, after pulling off a 94-71 win over the University or Northern Philippines in the opener.

The Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC) scored its first win in volleyball against Negros Oriental State College, 25-22, 25-13, 25-15, at the University of St. La Salle. (MLSA)

amdgc82
10-24-2007, 03:47 AM
ADDU drubs USLS, UM lady cagers cruise to 3rd win in Nat'l UniGames
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Ateneo de Davao University and University of Mindanao continued its winning spell in the basketball event of the 2007 National University Games, Tuesday, at the University of St.La Salle University of Bacolod City.

The Blue Knights of coach Cholo Elegino drubbed hosts USLS, 85-73 to the disappointment of the home crowd.
They will meet University of Iloilo on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

The UM lady cagers, on the other hand, cruised to its third win by outgunning University of Iloilo, 86-76.

UM Sports Director Joaquin Sarabia said that the women cagers played harder in the last canto to secure the victory.

UM's badminton squad also emerged triumphant* with a 3-0 blanking of Assumption College of Manila but their football team lost to the University of the Philippines by only one goal, 1-2.

amdgc82
10-24-2007, 06:55 AM
Manila squads flaunt strength in University Games
By Cedelf P. Tupas
Visayas Bureau
Inquirer
Last updated 05:36am (Mla time) 10/24/2007

BACOLOD CITY -- The onslaught of Manila teams continued Tuesday with Ateneo de Manila University and Far Eastern University recording comprehensive victories in the men’s basketball tournament of the 12th Philippine University Games here.

Rabeh Al-Hussaini came away with 19 points to power the Eagles past Foundation University, 83-36, and push them on top of group A at the West Negros College gym.

The FEU Tamaraws, drawing double-digit outputs from Aldrich Ramos, Paul Sanga and Sunny Abaring, whipped Ateneo De Davao University, 89-58, for the solo lead in bracket B. University of St. La Salle trounced University of Iloilo, 68-56, in the other group match.

Pacing group D was La Carlota City College, which followed up its 108-96 triumph over Ateneo De Zamboanga University with an 83-77 conquest of Asian College of Science and Technology (ACSAT).

St. Francis of Assisi College also got off to a victorious start, drubbing ACSAT, 89-66, in group B, while Lyceum of the Philippines University routed Xavier University, 81-66.

The Manila schools also proved superior in other fronts with De La Salle’s women’s football team registering an imperious 21-0 victory of WNC and College of St. Benilde winning over UI in men’s volleyball.

Stung by a five-set loss to UI Monday, Ateneo bounced back with a 25-12, 25-4, 25-21 rout of Silliman University, before University of the Philippines posted a 25-14, 25-11, 21-25, 25-17 decision over Ateneo de Davao. University of Santo Tomas also barged into the win column by beating Iloilo Doctor’s College, 25-20, 25-19, 25-23.

In the women’s division, UP opened with a 25-7, 25-10, 25-15, 25-22 smashing of Holy Angel University, Adamson University defeated Assumption College, 25-9, 25-7, 25-12, USLS nipped De La Salle-Lipa, 23-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 15-10 and Negros Oriental State University walloped Assumption, 25-8, 25-27, 25-20, 19-25, 15-6.

Joining De La Salle on top in women’s football was FU, which shut out UP, 3-0, at the USLS ballfield.

Over at the Panaad pitch, De La Salle University prevailed over University of San Carlos, 4-1, thanks to two goals from Southeast Asian Games veteran Arnie Pasinabo. The La Sallians improved to 2-0 in the tough group that includes favorite University of Mindanao, a 2-1 winner over Foundation University Monday.

Paolo Villa pounced on a goalmouth scramble in the 81st minute to cancel out Robert Canedo’s 34th minute header as La Salle rescued a point against West Negros, a draw that left DLSU coach Hans Smit “very satisfied”.

Athletics and swimming competitions unfold Wednesday with FEU, UST, De La Salle and San Beda College expected to contend for medals.

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10-24-2007, 02:53 PM
UNIGAMES BASKETBALL
Mustangs, Tamaraws register third victories
BY CEDELF TUPAS
The Visayan Daily Star
October 24, 2007

West Negros College and Far Eastern University swept their double-header assignments yesterday for their third straight victories in the 12th Philippine University Games men's basketball tournament.

The Mustangs, nine-time NOPSSCEA champions and 2005 UniGames titlists, overcame University of Mindanao, 92-85, yesterday morning at the Natalio Velez Gym in Silay City .

Shrugging off fatigue, the Mustangs demolished Xavier University , 103-60, late last night at the WNC Gym to grab the solo lead in group C.

Power forward Jason Mellarin and Jetric Sumido provided the firepower against Xavier, combining for 51 markers as the Mustangs led from start to finish.

The Mustangs also controlled the tempo against UM, building 21 and 19-point leads, before settling for the seven-point winning margin, after the Mindanao squad unleashed a series of mini-runs in the final period.

Alfie Villariza and Vengie Vergara took over with 28 and 23 markers, respectively, while Briton Javelona added 15.

“The players are gaining confidence. But the only way we can continue our win streak is if the second-stringers step up,” said WNC coach Dennis Tumayan, whose team meets Angeles University Foundation at 6 tonight at the WNC Gym.

In group D action, the Tamaraws crushed Ateneo De Davao, 89-58, with Aldrich Ramos leading all scorers with 18 points at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum . Bacolod-born players Sunny Abaring and John Alisbo added 12 and 9, respectively.

It was JR Cawaling's turn to sparkle in a 99-49 blasting of Negros Oriental State University .

Cawaling turned in 14 points, including four treys, while Alisbo contributed 10 for the Tamaraws, who will test University of Northern Philippines at 1:30 p.m. today at the USLS Coliseum..

Host USLS recorded its first win of the tournament by downing University of Iloilo, 68-56. The triumvirate of John Repique, Lhoy Miraflores and Marc Celestial nailed the key baskets to hold off UI in the second half.

Repique finished with 16 points. USLS was playing Ateneo De Davao as of press deadline.

Pacing group D was La Carlota City College, which followed up its 108-96 triumph over Ateneo De Zamboanga with an 83-77 conquest of Asian College of Science and Technology yesterday.

Ateneo De Manila took the temporary lead in group A after blasting Foundation U, 83-36, in a game where the Eagles' Bacolod standout Siverino Baclao saw limited minutes due to an ankle injury.

Rabeh Al-Hussaini carried the fight for Ateneo, banging 19 points. He was backstopped by Eric Salamat's 8 markers. Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod, which upset College of St. Benilde, 67-63, Monday, was battling Mindanao State University-Marawi at the NV Gym last night.

Ateneo and CSA-B part ways at 8 a.m. today at the USLS Coliseum. Also in action today is USLS, which tackles NORSU at 1:30 p.m.*CPT

thadzonline
10-24-2007, 02:57 PM
USC has just played 1 basketball game so far?

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10-24-2007, 08:35 PM
FEU, WNC Stay Unbeaten in UniGames Men’s Caging
By Cyrus M. Garde
Negros Daily Bulletin
October 24, 2007

Far Eastern University and 2005 UniGames champion West Negros College coasted to their third straight win in their respective brackets to stay unbeaten in the 12th University Games men’s basketball tournament yesterday.

FEU, who failed to compete last year, won two successive matches yesterday, against Ateneo de Davao, 89-58 in the morning, and against Negros Oriental State University, 99-49 in the afternoon at the USLS Coliseum. This came following their inital win over host University of St. La Salle, 104-73 on Monday.

WNC claimed its two successive wins against University of Mindanao, 92-85 at NGV Gym in the morning, and at their homecourt against Xavier University last night. They demolished Silliman University, 90-60 last Monday at the WNC gym.

Last year 1st runner-up, Adamsom University failed to join this year’s event but send in its women’s team who is unbeaten in bracket A.

Ateneo de Manila University topped the men’s bracket A with two straight wins and will face today Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod, who also registered its second win yesterday against Mindanao State University-Marawi, following its upset win against De la Salle- Collee of St. Benilde,67-63 on Monday.

La Carlota City College lost to University of San Carlos,92-67, at NV Gym in Silay City, after its second straight wins against Asian College of Science and Technology-Dumaguete in the morning at WNC Gym. It won its match against Ateneo de Zamboanga, 108-96 on Monday.

University of St. La Salle lost its game last night against Ateneo de Davao, 85-73, after its win over University of Iloilo, 68-56 in the morning for a 1-2 win loss card.

In the women’s side, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde won over University of San Carlos, 79-55, and Adamson University blast off University of Northern Philippines,101-47, all in Bracket A.

University of Perpetual Help System won over Silliman University, while University of Mindanao beat University of Iloilo in Bracket B.

In Women’s Volleyball, NORSU defeated Assumption College, 8-27, 27-25, 20-25, 25-19, 6-15; UP-Diliman beat Holy Angel University, 25-27, 25-10, 25-15, 25-22; USLS d. De La Salle-Lipa, 23-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 15-10; St. Louis University d. De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, 25-16, 17-25, 24-26, 25-18, 17-15; and University of San Jose-Recoletos d. Silliman University, 11-25, 11-25, 12-25.

In the men’s division: at USLS-IS Covered Court, DLS-CSB d. UI, 20-25, 17-25, 12-25; ADMU d. SU, 12-25, 4-25, 21-25; SFAS d. CPC, 9-25, 21-25, 9-25; USC d. SLU, 23-25, 25-18, 25-23, 19-25, 15-12;DLS-D d. FU, 19-25, 12-25, 19-25.

At Negros Occidental Multi-Puprose Activity Center (NOMPAC), UPHS d. HCDC, 25-18, 22-25, 17-25, 20-25; FEU d. NORSU, 25-10, 25-11, 25-16; and UI d. SU, 12-25, 16-25, 19-25.

In sepak takraw; EARIST d. UNO-R; RTU d. VMA Global College; USLS d. CPU; and UNO-R d. VMA all on Monday.

In yesterday’s results; CPU d. VMA; EARIST d. USLS; UNO-R d. CPU; EARIST d. RTU and USLS d. VMA.*

amdgc82
10-25-2007, 04:32 AM
USC bounces back in Uni Games
Cebu Daily News
Last updated 03:19pm (Mla time) 10/24/2007

CEBU CITY, Philippines - After seeing their champions fall in the first day of action of the 2007 University Games, the volleyball and basketball teams of the University of San Carlos (USC) flew sky high as they registered convincing victories over their respective opponents on Tuesday in Bacolod City.

The USC Warriors of basketball consultant Mike Reyes displayed the stuff that made them runners-up in the basketball tournament of the Cesafi as they asserted their dominance against the overmatched cagers of La Carlota College, 90-66.

The Warriors suffocated their opponents with their frenetic style of defense, which allowed them to run up the score early on to give their second stringers significant playing time.

With two-time Cesafi MVP Enrico Llanto dominating the shaded lane and hotshot guard Nino Ramirez manning the perimeter, the Warriors were simply not to be denied as they took the first step towards gaining entry into the “Magic 8.”

Llanto and Ramirez both had 15 points apiece while reserves Earvin Feraren and Giovanni Padillo stepped up with 11 points each.

The Warriors will have their plates full on Wednesday as they take on a daunting task in the face of the towering St. Francis of Assisi Doves at 9 a.m.

USC will then cap off their day with a match against the Ateneo de Zamboanga at 4 p.m.

Meanwhile, in the men’s volleyball tournament, the Spiking Warriors made up for their first day debacle as they eked past the St. Louis University of Baguio, 23-25, 25-17, 25-20, 21-25, 15-10.

USC will next face the University of Sto. Tomas on Wednesday at 9 a.m. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

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10-25-2007, 04:34 AM
USC preys on St. Francis
Sunstar Cebu
Thursday, October 25, 2007

THE University of San Carlos Warriors displayed their stubbornness once more when they overcame a double-digit deficit to hack out an 85-83 overtime sneaker over the highly-touted St. Francis of Assisi in the 2007 University Games at the West Negros College Gym in Bacolod City yesterday.

The Warriors finished second in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. but they showcased a strength no other team had shown when they stretched the University of the Visayas to five games in the best-of-five finals series, a first in Cesafi history. The St. Francis cagers, on the other hand, are owners of two championship titles in their own league—the Universities and Colleges Athletic Association.

In yesterday’s game, it was the the Warriors who showed the heart of a champion. They were face-to-face with defeat when St. Francis dictated the game’s tempo and built an 18-point lead behind Leomar Losentes.

After regrouping at halftime, the Warriors turned the game around in their favor behind the surprising attack of new player Joven Cortez. With USC star players Enrico Llanto and Nino Ramirez finding their groove back, the Warriors managed to overturn the 18-point deficit to a 10-point lead towards the end of the final quarter.

USC’s scorching run, however, was put to a screeching halt when St. Francis forced the game into overtime.

Extension

In the extension, USC shifted into overdrive to eventually squeeze St. Francis out of all its steam. USC’s Ramirez said that their forwards Eddie Bakker and Gino Gallarde were able to keep the St. Francis scorers at bay.

USC was leading by a hairline, 84-83 in the final three seconds, when St. Francis defenders sent Ramirez to the free throw line. Ramirez then halved his charities to assure the victory.

Llanto, who is the only player to win back-to-back MVP titles in the Cesafi, led USC as he scored 25 points. Ramirez added 20, while Cortez scattered 18 markers.

USC still has two games left to play, which will determine whether they make it to the semifinal round.

Meanwhile, the University of San Jose-Recoletos continue to figure prominently in their bracket in the volleyball competition as it sailed to the quarterfinal round yesterday.

The USJ-R squad of coach Grace Antigua continue to refuse its opponents to win a single set as it won three straight games in the same shutout fashions.

Tuesday night, USJ-R defeated Silliman University, 25-11, 25-11, 25-12 and yesterday, it mirrored the same feat when it trounced Iloilo Doctors’ College (IDC), 25-21, 25-
15 and 25-14 for the quarterfinals slot.

Against Silliman, Antigua said that her troops performed their best, but in their game against IDC, three players stood out among the rest. Captain Julette Marikit took her place in the steering wheel and drove the team to victory with her picture-perfect form from the service lane.

Aside from Marikit, Michelle Simbajon, who returned after an injury, and Joy Bonita also scored service aces to steer the team to victory.

However, Antigua said they still have room for improvement.

“We need to work on the execution of our plays,” said Antigua.

The team, which is backed by M. Lhuillier Sports Development Foundation, is already assured of a slot to the quarterfinals, where it will become a battle between the top two teams in all four brackets. USJ-R will next face College of St. Benilde and Antigua said that if they win, they will top the bracket and their chances to make it to the finals will be bolstered. (MCB)

amdgc82
10-25-2007, 04:35 AM
2007 UNI-GAMES: USJ-R volleybelles make it 3-0
By Marigold P. Lebumfacil
The Freeman
Thursday, October 25, 2007

The M. Lhuillier Sports Development Foundation (MLSDF)-sponsored University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) sustained its sizzling run with a three-set whacking of Iloilo Doctors’ College in volleyball event of the 2007 National University Games (Uni-Games) at the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod Gym.

Armed with a clean 3-0 slate, the MLSDF/USJ-R belles of Cebu Sports Hall of Famer coach Grace Antigua will clinch the top spot in Bracket B if they get past College of St. Benilde in their final elimination round assignment today.

If victorious, the reigning back-to-back champion in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc (CESAFI) women’s volleyball will face next the second seed in Bracket A for a semifinal berth.

Just like in their previous games, the Josenians peppered the IDC mainstays* with relentless attacks, solid defensive stops and smart drop shots. They hammered out a 25-21, 25-15 victory in the first two sets, before finishing off the Ilongo spikers, 25-14.

USJ-R’s previous victims were St. Louis University of Baguio and Silliman University of Dumaguete also in three sets, thanks to the inspired plays of Jullett Mae Marikit, Genie Sabas, Aina Laroga, and Michelle Simbajon.

In the men’s division, the University of San Carlos (USC) Spiking Warriors were not as lucky as they stumbled anew, this time against the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Tigers, 15-25, 17-25, 17-25.

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10-25-2007, 04:37 AM
UAAP bets pace Unigames
By Cedelf P. Tupas
Visayas Bureau
Inquirer
Last updated 03:38am (Mla time) 10/25/2007

BACOLOD CITY -- Freshman Luville Dato-on of University of Santo Tomas has a penchant for churning out golden performances in national meets.

It was no different Wednesday when the three-time Palarong Pambansa long jump champion added a University Games gold medal to her collection.

The 17-year-old Dato-on, who reigned in the high school division of the Palaro from 2005-2007, leapt to a personal-best of 5.45 meters to rule the women’s long jump.

“I’m surprised with this victory because I expected the level of competition here to be higher compared to the Palaro,” the San Enrique, Iloilo native told the Philippine Daily Inquirer, parent company of INQUIRER.net. “Good thing I executed my jump very well”.

The silver medal went to Merily Teodisio (5.23m) of Rizal Technological University, while Mariz Contoner of Far Eastern University dropped to fourth, after a dismal 4.80 leap, half a meter shorter than her gold-medal winning effort last year.

Dato-on’s triumph and Jhonny Espana’s record-breaking feat in the men’s 5,000 meters made the Tigers the early pacesetters with two golds, two silvers and a bronze in the athletics competition at the University of St. La Salle oval.

Espana, silver medalist in the same event last year, timed 16 minutes, 11.95 seconds to shave 21 seconds from the 10-year-old mark record held by national team member Julius Sermona.

Making it a 1-2 finish for UST was Raquin Trinio, who also surpassed Sermona’s clocking by checking in at 16:13.54.

amdgc82
10-25-2007, 04:40 AM
Eagles, Tams clinch 3rd win in Unigames
Philippine Star
Thursday, October 25, 2007

BACOLOD CITY — Fil-Iraqi Rabeh Al-Hussaini, former Bacolod varsity standout Siverino Baclao and American Kirk Long Wednesday combined for 48 points to pace the Ateneo Blue Eagles to a 92-57 win over San Agustin-Bacolod for their third straight win in the Philippine University Games at the University of St. La Salle here.

Two other Metro Manila teams are pacing their respective groups.

The Far Eastern Tamaraws, Tuesday night tamed Negros Oriental State U, 99-49, following their 89-58 win over Ateneo de Davao and 104-73 domination of USLS to stay on top of Group D.

Bracket B leader St. Francis, four-time Unigames champion, was gunning for win No. 3 against University of San Carlos as of presstime following earlier wins – 89-66 over Asian College of Science and Technology and Ateneo de Zamboanga, 92-56.

West Negros College, the 2005 titlist, scored three consecutive triumphs – over University of Mindanao (92-85), Xavier U (101-62), and Silliman (90-60).

Ateneo, the Group A frontrunner, demolished Mindanao State U on opening day, 129-51, and Foundation U, 83-36, before it snapped the two-game win of San Agustin-B, which upset DLS-College of St. Benilde on the first day, 67-63.

Meanwhile, University of Santo Tomas runner Jhonny España, a physical education student, improved the 10-year-old record by 21 seconds of La Carlota College student Julius Sermona in the 5,000-m with his 16:11.95 for a 1-2 UST finish with Raquin Trinio (16:13.54).

Teammate Luville Datoon, a freshman commerce student and a native of San Enrique, Iloilo, gave UST its second gold with her 5.45-m mark in long jump.

Other early gold medalists in athletics were Judilyn Capistrano of Rizal Technological U in discus throw (34.22-m), Paulo Joyce Rima of Far Eastern U in men’s long jump (6.79) and Maricel Maquilan of the University of the East in women’s 5,000-m (19:53.87).

amdgc82
10-25-2007, 12:09 PM
Tamaraws roll; WNC unscathed
BY CEDELF TUPAS*
The Visayan Daily Star
October 25, 2007

Far Eastern University continued to roll past lightweight opponents yesterday, even as West Negros College overcame another tough test in the 12th Philippine University Games men's basketball tournament in Bacolod City .

The Tamaraws, using its choking pressure defense for easy baskets on the break, blasted University of Northern Philippines , 126-47, at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum in the biggest victory of the tournament so far.

The Mustangs kept its record pristine in the most competitive group as Alfie Villariza waxed hot with a UniGames career-high of 36 points that helped WNC waylay Angeles University Foundation, 87-82, last night.

It was the Mustangs' fourth win in group B. A victory against Lyceum at 4 p.m. at the Natalio Velez Gym will give them the No. 1 slot in the group entering the quarterfinals.

“Villariza has developed into one of the leaders of the team,” coach Dennis Tumayan said. “He (Villariza) can play well for 40 minutes but it is still important that the substitutes step up”.

Aldrich Ramos and Bacoleño John Alisbo notched 18 and 15 points, respectively as the Tamaraws zoomed to the top of group D with a 4-0 record.

Their quarterfinal chances dimmed by a 73-85 defeat at the hands of Ateneo De Davao, the St. La Salle Stingers hammered Negros Oriental State University, 73-56, with James Doromal posting a game-high 15 points.

The Stingers are third in the group with a 2-2 record, behind FEU, which meets University of Iloilo at 10:30 a.m. at the NGV Gym, and AdD, which was playing UI as of press deadline.

Powered by the trio of Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Siverino Baclao and Kirk Long, who combined for 48 points, the Ateneo De Manila Blue Eagles warmed up for its Thursday showdown with College of St. Benilde by tripping erstwhile undefeated Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod, 92-51, yesterday to stay on top of group A.

Rommel Tuyo paced CSA-B with 18 points.

CSA-B notched win No. 2 late Tuesday as it scored a 100-70 demolition of Mindanao State University , while CSB struggled past Foundation U, 67-62.

In group B, four-time champion St. Francis of Assisi College routed Ateneo de Zamboanga, 92-56, late Tuesday for its second win.

Women's division action saw UM recording win No. 2 in bracket B by beating University of Iloilo, 80-68. St. Benilde downed University of San Carlos, 79-55 , to gain a piece of the top spot in group A with Adamson.*CPT

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10-26-2007, 04:31 AM
USJ-R volleybelles cruise to q’finals
Cebu Daily News
Last updated 11:58am (Mla time) 10/25/2007

CEBU CITY, Philippines - The University of San Carlos Warriors again unleashed their giant-killing habit, as they cut down two-time University and Colleges Athletic Association (UCAA) champions St. Francis of Assisi Doves, 85-83 in overtime, in the basketball event of the 2007 University Games in Bacolod City.

The Warriors, runners-up in the Cesafi basketball tournament where they pushed the mighty seven-time champions University of the Visayas Green Lancers to the limit, displayed their trademark tenacity and resiliency to the hilt as they came back from double-digit deficits in the first half to stun the Francis Monfort-mentored Doves and take one step closer to the semifinal round.

Led by feared shooter Leomar Losentes, the Doves zoomed to an 18-point advantage in the opening half before the Warriors caught up in the third period behind two-time MVP Enrico Llanto, Nino Ramirez and new recruit Joven Cortez.

The Jay Ramirez-manned USC even managed to lead by 10 points midway through the final stanza but went into lapses, allowing St. Francis to catch up and send the game into overtime. The extra session proved to be the Warriors’ playground as forwards Eddie Bakker and Gino Gallarde put the clamps on Losentes along with Rex Leynes and Es Santos.

Ramirez sealed the deal for USC after splitting his charities with 3.6 seconds left, to peg the final tally. Llanto led USC with 25 markers while Ramirez added 20. Cortez, USC’s prized big man, added 18 points.

USJ-R BELLES MAKE VOLLEYBALL Q’FINALS

Meanwhile, in women’s volleyball, the MLSDF-backed University of San Jose-Recoletos continues to maul the competition after routing the Iloilo Doctor’s College, 25-21, 25-15, 25-14.

The win came on the heels of the Spiking Jaguars’ smashing 25-11, 25-11, 25-12 victory over Silliman University late Tuesday afternoon. The victory also assured USJ-R of a spot in the quarterfinals by virtue of their top spot in bracket A.

In their game against IDC, the two-time defending champions of head coach Grace Antigua sizzled on their serves, a day after struggling with it against Silliman. team captain Julette Marikit, Michelle Simbajon and Joy Bonita canned service aces for the easy win.

Antigua however, said that her girls were only at 60% of their capabilities. “Problema lagi sa first touch. And then, we still need to make adjustments sa among defense and sa blocking,” said Antigua. USJ-R will face St. Benilde today at 1 pm.

In the men’s event, Cesafi defending champions USC Spiking Warriors’ hopes of bagging the crown came crashing to a loud thud, after they were overpowered by the University of Sto. Tomas Tigers in straight sets, 15-25, 17-25, 25-27. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

The Warriors were still playing the Ateneo Zamboanga as of press time yesterday and will end the elimination round against the Asian College of Science and Technology Lightnings today at 1:30 pm.

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10-26-2007, 04:39 AM
MLSDF/USJ-R tops* bracket with 4-0 card
By Marigold P. Lebumfacil
The Freeman
Friday, October 26, 2007

The M. Lhuillier Sports Development Foundation (MLSDF)-sponsored University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R) Lady Jaguars sailed to its fourth victory by beating the College of St. Benilde in the 2007 National University Games (Uni-Games) in Bacolod City yesterday.

The Lady Jaguars defeated the College of St. Benilde, 25-15, 29-27, 28-26, to top their bracket and book a quarterfinal seat in volleyball competition.

The MLSDF/USJ-R of Cebu Sports Hall of Fame coach Grace Antigua tries to get past Foundation University today for a semifinal date with Adamson University.

The team has an ax to grind with Foundation University, which defeated them in last year’s PRISAA.

After a lopsided 25-15 first set victory, the MLSDF/USJ-R volleybelles found the sailing rough against College of St. Benilde in the next two sets.

The College of St. Benilde was leading 22-16 in the second set and was heading to victory, when Jullett Mae Marikit and Michelle Simbajon rallied the Lady Jaguars to a 29-27 win.

The same scenario was shaping up in the third with St. Benilde leading by five points but Jeany Sabas, Aina Laroga, Marikit and Simbajon struck back to help their team prevail, 28-26.

“They really impressed me with their performances inside the court. The girls showed they could defend against their opponent. Although St. Benilde had a spiking 5’11 player, who is training with the National Team, the tandem of Marikit and Sabas defended very well, “said coach Grace Antigua.

While the women are victorious on the volleyball court, CESAFI men’s volleyball defending champion the University of San Carlos Warriors were not that lucky.

They kissed their stint in the Uni-Games goodbye, stumbling against Iloilo Doctors College in five sets, 25-17, 23-25, 23-25, 25-16, 10-15.

This time the superb plays of Roderick Arenasa, Edward Carlo Tecson and Jerone Maestre couldn’t save the Warriors from the jaws of defeat and will be going home empty-handed.

“We had a lot of miscommunications during our game. Iloilo Doctors College was also tough opponent and their defense was good. Although the team strived hard to win, it seems that the victory is not really for us,” said USC team captain and MVP Roderick Arenasa.

“It was regretful, the team had chances to win but their performance was wanting. We need to work on our defense, blocking and how to execute good plays,” commented USC’s coach Norvie Labuga.

In basketball, the USC Warriors beat Asian College of Science and Technology (ACSAT)-Dumaguete City, 80-75. The Warriors are now on top of their bracket with a 4-0 card.

Two-time CESAFI MVP Enrico Llanto provided the points when the Warriors needed them most in the game. His partner Niño Ramirez, Carlo Padayao and Giovanni Padillo were also hitting their shots. The Warriors had beaten Ateneo de Zamboanga earlier, 79-61.

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10-26-2007, 06:47 AM
FEU Tamaraws zero in on Unigames crown
By Cedelf P. Tupas
Inquirer
Last updated 04:50am (Mla time) 10/26/2007

BACOLOD CITY -- A deluge of victories in men’s athletics, chess and taekwondo shored up Far Eastern University’s bid for overall honors in the 12th Philippine University Games here.

The Tamaraws collected four golds to snare the men’s taekwondo crown with Jhundred Allas (fly), Romelle Roa (bantam), Rene Ng (welter) and Michael Realista (middle/heavy) ruling their respective divisions Wednesday at the Riverside College Gym.

John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation-Bacolod, spearheaded by finweight Pauline Reyes and featherweight Rubilyn Mapa, also reigned supreme in four divisions to keep the women’s taekwondo crown.

Powered by Board 1 champion Roderick Nava, FEU notched 13 points for the men’s chess crown Thursday, while University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos posted 11 markers to edge De La Salle University and retain the women’s title.

FEU hammered out its fourth straight blowout win -- a 98-62 drubbing of University of Iloilo -- to claim basketball’s first quarterfinal berth in Group D.

The Tamaraws are also poised to keep their men’s athletics crown by cornering nine golds -- four in record-breaking fashion at the University of St. La Salle oval.

Leading FEU was double-gold winner Nelbert Ducusin, who topped the 800 meters and 3,000m. Also carting away gold medals were Romnick Hermida, who posted a new meet record in the 100m with a 10.64 clocking, Paulo Joyce Rima (long jump), Romulo Mostales (400m), Orlando Soriano (110m hurdles) and the 4x200 and 4x100 relay squads.

Luville Dato-on of University of Santo Tomas took the women’s sprint crown with a time of 12.51 seconds for her second gold after her long jump victory.

Bernadita Mag-aso also set a new mark of 2:27.04 in the 800m as UST paced the women with six golds.

Almost lost in the din of the Tamaraws’ brilliance were San Beda College and La Salle’s dominance in the swimming events at the USLS 25-meter pool.

Lea Coleen Langit posted golden finishes in the 200m back, 200m free and 400m free as DLSU seized seven of the eight gold medals at stake Wednesday.

DLSU’s other gold medalists were Tessa Alcantara in the 100m breast, Alexi Laconico in the 400m IM and Janina Sedilla in the 200m IM.

San Beda clinched six of eight golds in the men’s division with Miguel Diaz, gold medalist in the 200m back, 200m IM, and 4x100 medley, anchoring its bid.

Only DLSU standout Ernest Lorenzo Dee survived San Beda’s assault, ruling the 100m fly and 400m free.

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10-26-2007, 06:49 AM
USJ-R beats St. Benilde
Sunstar Cebu
Friday, October 26, 2007

THE University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars’ penchant for thrills almost did them in. Fortunately, they unleashed their prowess that won them back-to-back championships in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation to beat the College of St. Benilde, 25-15, 29-27, 28-26 to move to the quarterfinal round of the volleyball competition of the 2007 University Games in Bacolod City.

In the basketball courts, on the other hand, the University San Carlos Warriors also advanced to the quarterfinal round at the top of their bracket after winning over Asian College of Science and Technology Dumaguete City, 80-75, yesterday in Bacolod City.

In the volleyball competition, USJ-R head coach Grace Antigua said that the other coaches, especially those from Manila, were teasing them because her players always let the opponent take the lead, only to get it back during a crucial point in the set.

Thrilling

“They were teasing us why we like it to be so thrilling,” Antigua said.

After an emphatic first set win, St. Benilde came rushing into the second set and built up a 22-16 lead with a furious rally.

USJ-R captain Julette Marikit and Michelle Simbajon stepped in with their services aces and answered back with a 6-0 run to tie the game 22.

After a furious exchange of leads, USJ-R managed to force four slide twos before eventually taking the set. The same scenario happened in the final set, where they once more erased a five-point deficit to eventually win.

Antigua said she is thankful Marikit and Simbajon came through when their services were needed the most.

Frontliner

“We were surprised (with Benilde). We were watching them in their first few games and they were not this good. It seemed like they improved as the competition is going on,” said Antigua of St. Benilde, which constantly finishes in the top three of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Antigua added that St. Benilde was at an advantage because they have sturdy frontliners owing to a 6-foot-2 blocker but Genie Sabas, a former RP team member, was able to neutralize the threat.

“Luckily for us, Genie’s blocks worked well,” Antigua said. USJ-R topped the bracket with four wins and will be facing Foundation University in the quarterfinals today at 2 p.m.

If they make it to the semifinals USJ-R will be facing the feared Adamson University. (MCB)

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10-26-2007, 12:15 PM
Mustangs, Eagles, Tams advance to quarterfinals
BY CEDELF TUPAS
The Visayan Daily Star
October 26, 2007

Ateneo De Manila and Far Eastern University, two teams with Bacolod standouts in their line-ups, posted their fourth consecutive blowout victories to lead the march to the quarterfinals of the 12 th Philippine National University Games in Bacolod City .

Joining them in the last eight are two local teams --- West Negros College and Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod, which lined themselves up for a possible semifinal showdown.

West Negros grabbed the top spot in the tough bracket C when it conquered Lyceum, 71-60, at the Natalio Velez Gym in Silay City , after CSA-B came away with a 60-53 win over Foundation University to seal the No. 2 seed in group A.

The Mustangs ended the eliminations with a 5-0 win-loss card.

Led by Bacoleño Siverino Baclao, the Blue Eagles stamped their class over College of St. Benilde, 92-31, last night to sweep group A at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum .

The Tamaraws, who have Bacolod players John Alisbo and Sunny Abaring in their fold, dumped University of Iloilo, 98-62, their fifth straight blowout win in group D.

University of San Carlos defeated Asian College of Science and Technology, 90-85, to gain the No. 1 ranking in group B. Also making the quarters was St. Francis of Assisi School , the second seed from bracket B.

Despite a 93-85 victory over University of Northern Philippines , USLS was not as lucky, yielding the last quarterfinal berth in group D to Ateneo De Davao, which had a better winning quotient compared to University of Iloilo and USLS, after the three teams ended with identical 2-2 records.

It will be an all-Ateneo clash in the first quarterfinal pairing with the Eagles from Manila meeting their Davao counterparts at 9:30 a.m. today at the USLS Coliseum, before USC meets Angeles University Foundation, the second-ranked team from group C.

Over at the NGV Gym, the Mustangs battle SFAS at 9:30 a.m., prior to the Far Eastern-San Agustin duel at 11 a.m.

If WNC and CSA-B win today, they will meet in the semis on Saturday at 11 a.m.

The winners in the ADMU-ADD and USC-AUF matches collide at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

In the women's division semifinals, Adamson University collides with University of Perpetual Help Jonelta at 2:30 p.m., before CSB pits skills with University of Mindanao .*CPT

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10-27-2007, 03:49 AM
Crossover KO Matches In UniGames Caging Starts
Negros Daily Bulletin
October 26, 2007

The crossover knockout matches among the eight remaining teams in the men's division and four in the women's side, will start today in two separate venues in the 12th UniGames basketball tournament. The matches in USLS Coliseum will start 9:30 a.m., while matches at NGV Gym in Silay City at 2:30 p.m. Ateneo de Manila University noted that top bracket A, will face sister team from Davao as the No.2 team in bracket D at 9:30 a.m. at USLS Coliseum, simul-teanous with West Negros College, No. 1 in bracket C and St. Francis of Assissi, No. 2 team in bracket B at NGV Gym in Silay City.

University of San Carlos, No. 1 team in bracket B will challenge Angeles University Foundation, the No. 2 team in bracket C at 11 a.m., simultaneous with Far Eastern University, No. 1 in bracket D versus Colegio San Agustin- Bacolod, No. 2 in bracket A at NGV Gym.

The women's division will pit Adamson University, No. 1 in bracket A against University of Perpetual Help System-J at 2:30 p.m. at USLS Coliseum; followed by the match up between University of Mindanao, No. 1 in bracket B against De La Salle- College of St. Benilde, No. 2 in bracket A at 4:00 p.m.

Winner No. 1 will face winner No.2 at 9:20 a.m. tomorrow; followed by winner 3 versus winner 4 at 11 a.m.

The men's division championship will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m., preceded by the matchup between teams playing for third place at 9:00 a.m. at USLS Coliseum.

The women's championship will be tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. following the losers playing for third place at 2 p.m. at the same venue.

Twenty two schools participated in the men's basketball tournament, while 9 in the women's division.*

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10-27-2007, 03:51 AM
USC cagers make q’final round of University Games
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
Last updated 12:17pm (Mla time) 10/26/2007

CEBU CITY, Philippines - Cebu's best volleyball and basketball contingents continue to hog the spotlight in the ongoing 2007 University Games with easy wins yesterday to advance into the quarterfinal round of their respective events in Bacolod City.

The MLSDF-backed University of San Jose-Recoletos Lady Spiking Jaguars again denied their opponents from winning a single set in cruising to a, 25-15, 29-27, 28-26 rout of the College of St. Benilde. USJ-R advanced as the top seed in bracket A, in women's volleyball.

Meanwhile, the University of San Carlos Warriors kept their endgame poise intact, in scoring a crucial, 80-75 victory over the Asian College of Science and Technology-Dumaguete in the men's basketball tournament.

WARRIORS EARN TOP SEED

The win by the Warriors was a fitting follow-up to their masterful 79-61 win over the Ateneo Zamboanga late Wednesday afternoon which earned them the the top seed in bracket D by virtue of their immaculate 4-0 record.

In yesterday's game, the Warriors woke up from a slumbering first half and leaned on the slashing exploits of explosive guard Niño Ramirez to hack out the bruising win.

With reigning MVP Enrico Llanto struggling to find his groove inside the paint, USC looked to the perimeter wizardry of Ramirez who responded by converting on a three-point play to put the Warriors ahead by four with 32 seconds left in the game. He then capped his brilliant outing with a free-throw on the ensuing possession.

Ramirez wound up with 17 points, while sniper Carlo Padayao had 14. Llanto and Sam Hermosa each had 10 markers as the Warriors now await the winner of the game between the Lyceum of the Philippines University and the Angeles University Foundation.

USJR VOLLEYBELLES TESTED

Meanwhile, the Spiking Jaguars faced their toughest test in the meet so far and had to scramble back from several set points by St. Benilde in the second and third sets. Team captain Julette Marikit proved to be USJ-R's savior as she brought her team back from a 19-24 deficit in the second set with five straight points from her serve.

She then sealed the second set when she blocked an attack by St. Benilde with her team hanging on to a 28-27 lead. Marikit also starred in the third set as her service points allowed USJ-R to come back from a 20-23 deficit and force the game into extra-points.

The Spiking Jaguars will be looking for some payback today when they battle Foundation University in the quarterfinals at 2 pm. FU denied USJ-R the women's volleyball crown in the regional PRISAA meet in Bohol last summer.

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10-27-2007, 03:53 AM
Foul call ends Warriors’ campaign for University Games championship
Sunstar Cebu
Saturday, October 27, 2007

FOUR seconds remained in the game. A loose ball, a frenzied scramble and then a whistle drowned shouts of “no foul” in the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors’ bench.

The USC bench watched in horror as the referee called a foul against them, sending to the line an Angeles University Foundation (AUF) player.

The AUF player made the two free-throws, sealing the win for his team, 78-77, and sending the USC Warriors out of title contention in the 2007 University Games in Bacolod City yesterday.

The Warriors are the runners-up in the recently-concluded Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. They went up strong yesterday against the AUF, a dominant team in Southern Luzon.

The Warriors thought they had the win bagged in the dying seconds of the game. Enrico Llanto streaked past several AUF defenders to put them ahead, 77-76, in the final ten seconds.

“No foul!,” players and members of the coaching staff shouted from the USC bench.

At the last four seconds, an AUF player threw a desperation shot past the USC defenders. The ball ricocheted, going airborne and taking three seconds off the clock. Everyone was jockeying for the rebound when the whistle sounded.

Joven Cortez, a new USC player, was called for a foul.

The USC bench went berserk with the referee’s call.

“It was not a foul. Why would we give up a foul when we were leading. It was very disappointing,” said USC’s ace point guard Niño Ramirez.

Ramirez said the crowd criticized the call.

“They were booing and shouting at the referees as they agreed to the bad call,” Ramirez said.

Because of the loss, USC, which finished the elimination with a clean slate after winning all four of its assignments, is out of the hunt for the title.

After a so-so performance in their previous match, Ramirez and partner Enrico Llanto, were at the top of their games yesterday. Llanto kept a close watch at the post while Ramirez took control of the perimeter. Ramirez, who sank five triples in the game, finished with 22, while Llanto had 20 points. (MCB)

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10-27-2007, 06:53 AM
Brawl mars Unigames men's caging
By Cedelf P. Tupas
Visayas Bureau
Inquirer
Last updated 11:31pm (Mla time) 10/26/2007

BACOLOD CITY--Ateneo de Manila and Far Eastern University lined themselves up for a possible championship showdown Friday following lopsided quarterfinal victories in men's basketball at the 12th Philippine University Games here.

The Blue Eagles dumped Ateneo de Davao, 90-59, while the Tamaraws drubbed Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod, 99-55, at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum.

But their victories were overshadowed by a brawl that broke out during West Negros College's 59-55 win over St. Francis of Assisi College at the Natalio Velez Gym in Silay City. The match was abandoned with 18 seconds left.

Game officials pointed to WNC power forward Jason Mellarin, a former St. Francis player, as the instigator of the melee, although he admitted being peeved by St. Francis' Michael Rabor's physical play.

The fighting left St. Francis' John Dulawan with a nasty cut on his right ear that needed nine stitches to close and West Negros' Robert Lauron with a busted lip.

In the aftermath of the brawl, four WNC players were suspended and will miss the game against the Tamaraws for a place in the finals at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The Blue Eagles, meanwhile, battle Angeles University Foundation, which prevailed over University of San Carlos, 78-77.

FEU ruled men's athletics late Thursday with 14 golds to hike its title haul to three, after wins in men's taekwondo and chess.

Sto. Tomas retained the women's title with seven golds, including two from sprint and long jump champion Luville Dato-on.

Also keeping their crowns were San Beda and La Salle, which ruled men and women's swimming, respectively.

Philippine Christian University and College of St. Benilde won the men and women's table tennis crown all at the expense of FEU teams, while Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology brought home the sepak takraw title.

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10-27-2007, 01:23 PM
Brawl mars Mustangs' win
DEPLETED WNC FACES FEU; ATENEO TAKES ON ANGELES
BY CEDELF TUPAS
The Visayan Daily Star
October 26, 2007

Games Today

USLS Coliseum
Men's basketball semifinals
9:30 a.m. ADMU vs. AUF
11 a.m. WNC vs. FEU

Women's championship
3:30 p.m. AdU vs. UM

West Negros College advanced to the National University Games men's basketball semifinals for the third straight year yesterday --- but not before surviving a tough, bloody battle with St. Francis of Assisi College .

The Mustangs, 2005 champions of this tournament, hung on for a 59-55 win in a quarterfinal duel that was cut short after a rumble broke out on St. Francis' side of the court with 18 seconds left.

Game officials pointed to Mustangs' Jason Mellarin, an ex-SFAC player, as the instigator of the melee, although the WNC player admitted being peeved by St. Francis' physical play.

AFTERMATH

In the aftermath of the brawl, WNC will miss four players --- Mellarin, Rundy Baydo, Briton Javelona and Rolly Jaca --- due to suspension when they meet the Far Eastern University Tamaraws for a place in the finals at 11 a.m. today.

“We will do our best,” said WNC coach Dennis Tumayan, who will be left with seven players for the FEU game.

LIFETIME BAN

Tournament manager Malot Lozada has recommended a lifetime ban on Mellarin from the University Games.

The recommendation, subject to approval by UniGames president Roger Banzuela, was based on the report made by referees Marcos Magno Feb Datahan and Audi Calantas, she said.

The referees said Baydo, Javelona and Jaca left the bench at the height of the melee.

The St. Francis players also left the bench, prompting their coach Gabby Velasco to concede since he only had four players remaining.

Before conceding, Velasco berated the referees for their failure to prevent the incident from getting out-of-hand.

NINE STITCHES

The fighting left the Doves' John Dulawan with a nasty cut in his ear that needed nine stitches to close and Mustang Robert Lauron with a busted lip.

Mellarin, who was making his presence felt inside the paint with a game-high 20 points before the rumble, also had bruises on his face.

An Alfie Villariza lay-up with 34 seconds left boosted the Mustangs to a 59-54 advantage, after Leomar Losentes pushed St. Francis to within four points with a triple from the right quarter court.

Dulawan was fouled in the next possession and Mellarin was issued a warning for excessive physical play.

Tumayan had called for a timeout, following a Dulawan free throw conversion.

PROVOKED

Mellarin claimed he was provoked by SFAC's Michael Rabor, who planted an elbow on his chest while they jostled for rebounding position as Dulawan took his second foul shot.

“Rabor and I have been at odds while I was still in St. Francis,” Mellarin admitted.

Sources said Rabor and Mellarin also fought in the SFAS athletes' quarters, forcing Mellarin to bolt the SFAS camp and transfer WNC two years ago.

‘AN EMBARRASSMENT'

The temper of former Silay mayor Edwin Velez, who was at courtside when the melee happened, also flared as he berated Mellarin, calling him “kahuluya (an embarrassment)”.

Velez had to be pacified by policemen as he charged at Mellarin and shouted at him to get out of the venue.

Before the fight, Mellarin and another St. Francis player, Raymund Ilagan, a former Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod standout, were called for a double technical as they tried to box each other out during a rebound play with two minutes left.

Villariza scored seven of his 11 points in the final period to give the Mustangs some breathing room, after the Doves trimmed the lead to two, 38-36, at the end of the third canto. Vengie Vergara and Rundy Baydo added six apiece for WNC.

Losentes, Rabor and Ilagan combined for 42 points to pace St. Francis, which trailed for almost the entire game.

The brawl overshadowed Far Eastern's 99-55 crushing of CSA-B in the other quarterfinal match also at the NGV gym.

Led by Siverino Baclao, Ateneo De Manila also gained the semifinals following an easy 90-59 triumph over Ateneo De Davao at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum .

The Blue Eagles take on Angeles University Foundation, which scored a 78-77 nipping of University of San Carlos , at 9:30 a.m.

The championship game will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. also at the USLS Coliseum.*CPT

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10-28-2007, 06:21 AM
USC 5 bows out of University Games
Cebu Daily News
Last updated 09:49am (Mla time) 10/27/2007

The University of San Carlos Warriors got on the wrong end of the referee’s whistle as they bowed to the Angeles University Foundation, 78-77, after a questionable call with one second remaining in their quarterfinal matchup in the 2007 University Games in Bacolod City.

The Warriors, runners-up in the recent basketball tournament of the Cesafi, fought tooth and nail against the perennial Southern Luzon champions, AUF, only to fall in the dying seconds of the game.

Led by two-time Cesafi MVP Enrico Llanto and streak shooting wingman Nino Ramirez, the Warriors kept the game as close as possible and even snatched the lead, 77-76, with 11 seconds remaining.

On the next possession, USC clamped down on the shooters of AUF, forcing them into a miss and leading to a mad scramble for the ball.

When the dust settled, a loose ball foul was called on USC’s new recruit Joven Cortez with just a second remaining in the ball game.

AUF converted on both freebies to seal the win and send the Warriors packing.

Ramirez finished with 22 points while Llanto had 20 markers in the losing cause.

“Grabe ka-physical ang game and it seemed like every call went against us,” narrated Ramirez.

The loss proved to be most disappointing for the Warriors especially after finishing the elimination round with an unblemished 4-0 (win-loss) record capped off by their scintillating win over the two-time UCAA champions, the St. Francis of Assisi Doves. Correspondent Jonas Panerio

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10-28-2007, 06:24 AM
Eagles, Tams set Unigames cage title tiff
By Cedelf P. Tupas
Inquirer
Last updated 05:00am (Mla time) 10/28/2007

BACOLOD CITY—Andy Mark Barroca sparked Far Eastern University past shorthanded West Negros College, 93-88, yesterday and into the men’s basketball finals of the 12th Philippine University Games here.

The Tamaraws survived the hot-shooting Mustangs, thanks to Barroca, who capped a 23-point explosion with a running shot with six seconds remaining.

The victory set up an all-UAAP title clash after the Ateneo Eagles weathered a late Angeles University Foundation uprising for an 81-74 triumph.

“There are no more secrets between us and FEU so we’ll just have to play our best,” said Ateneo coach Norman Black, whose team split its two games against the Tamaraws in the last UAAP Ranged against a WNC team left with only seven players in the aftermath of a brawl against St. Francis, the Tamaraws exploited their size advantage while Barroca and Paul Sanga scored at will for a 37-22 cushion.

But Alfie Villariza, barely 5-foot-6, and Vengie Vergara gave the Mustangs a lifeline, combining for 13 of the team’s 15 triples to cut the gap, 86-87, with 3:26 left.

Villariza went on to finish with a game-high 30 points, while Vergara added 25 that included seven triples.

Nonoy Baclao shot a team-high 18 points for the Eagles, who also blew a double-digit advantage as AUF guards Crisper Ingal and Joshua Bumanlag waxed hot from the perimeter.

Jai Reyes, whose free throws wrapped up the win with 36 seconds left, chipped in 17 markers for the Eagles, who placed third in the 2005 tournament.

In men’s volleyball, De La Salle-Dasmariñas took the first finals berth after walloping host St. La Salle, 25-23, 25-22, 25-21. University of Sto. Tomas and FEU were still playing for the remaining finals slot.

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10-29-2007, 08:14 AM
Tams clip Eagles for Unigames cage crown


By Cedelf P. Tupas
Visayas Bureau
Last updated 02:58am (Mla time) 10/29/2007


BACOLOD CITY -- Far Eastern University silenced Ateneo de Manila University’s guns with a crippling half-court defense in the first three quarters and hacked out a 65-59 decision Sunday to wrap up the men’s basketball crown of the 12th Philippine University Games here.

The Tamaraws gave the Eagles no easy shots for most of the three quarters while their inside-outside game, anchored on JR Cawaling and Reil Cervantes, clicked as they completed a seven-game sweep of the tournament.

“The team is improving; we were very consistent on defense,” said Tamaraws coach Glen Capacio, whose squad survived West Negros College, 93-88, in the Final 4.

The Tamaraws raced to a 37-20 cushion on a Paul Sanga triple, and Andy Barroca, Cawaling and Cervantes took turns in keeping the Eagles at bay.

The Eagles were so out-of-sync in the third period that they even allowed FEU guard John Alisbo to score unmolested following a free-throw miss from Aldrich Ramos.

By the time the Eagles found their rhythm again, the Tamaraws were beyond recall as Cawaling highlighted his 17-point effort with a triple with four minutes left, giving FEU the game’s biggest lead, 56-35.

Ateneo’s Yuri Escueta and Kirk Long combined for 12 points in the final two minutes to set the final score.

Adamson University dumped University of Mindanao, 80-66, for the women’s basketball crown.

West Negros College salvaged third place in the men’s division with a 70-67 triumph over Angeles University Foundation.

The scores
FEU 65 -- Cawaling 17, Cervantes 13, Ramos 9, Sanga 7, Barroca 6, Kave 6, Abaring 5, Alisbo 2, Knuttel 0, Garcia 0, Cabagnot 0, Mangahas 0.
ATENEO 59 -- Al-Hussaini 12, Baclao 11, Salamat 8, Escueta 8, Long 7, Gonzaga 6, Reyes 4, Nkemakolam 3, Monfort 0, Baldos 0, Rivera 0, Barracoso 0, Sumalinog 0.
Quarters: 20-11, 38-23, 53-35, 65-59

amdgc82
10-29-2007, 05:10 PM
Tamaraws take basketball title
BY CEDELF TUPAS*
The Visayan Daily Star
October 29, 2007

Far Eastern University silenced Ateneo's guns with a crippling half court defense in the first three quarters en route to a 65-59 win that wrapped up the men's basketball crown of the 12th Philippine University Games at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum yesterday.

The Tamaraws sagged on cue, forcing the Eagles to shoot under duress for most of the three quarters, while their inside-outside game anchored on JR Cawaling and Reil Cervantes gave them the needed cushion to complete a seven-game sweep in the tournament.

"The team is improving. We were very consistent on defense," said Tamaraws coach Glen Capacio, whose squad survived West Negros College, 93-88, in the semifinals.

"We prepared hard for this tournament. After the UAAP, we rested for three days then trained for the Unigames".

The Tamaraws raced to a 37-20 cushion on a Paul Sanga triple and Andy Barroca, Cawaling and Cervantes took turns in keeping the Eagles at bay.

The Eagles were so out-of-synch in the third period that it even allowed FEU guard John Alisbo to score unmolested following a free throw miss from Aldrich Ramos.

By the time the Eagles found their rhythm late, the outcome was already settled by Cawaling, who highlighted his 17-point effort with a triple with four minutes left that gave the Tamaraws their biggest lead at 56-35.

Yuri Escueta and Kirk Long combined for 12 points inside the final two minutes as they tried in vain to put the Eagles back in the game.

Cervantes chipped in 13 points, while Ramos added 9.

Rabeh Al-Hussaini and Bacolod-bred center Nonoy Baclao led the Eagles with 12 and 11, respectively.

In some plays, Baclao guarded cousin and former WNC teammate, Sunny Abaring, who contributed 5 points for the Tamaraws. *CPT

amdgc82
10-29-2007, 05:12 PM
Mustangs bag bronze
BY CEDELF TUPAS*
The Visayan Daily Star
October 29, 2007

West Negros College settled for third place honors in men's basketball, following a 70-67 nipping of Angeles University Foundation at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum .

A day after pushing eventual champion Far Eastern University to the limit despite a severely-depleted roster, the Mustangs conjured a brilliant opening quarter attack and used its choking defense as a springboard for its final push to salvage second runner-up honors for the second straight year.

The Mustangs seized a 20-8 advantage at the end of the opening period, before allowing the Great Danes to roar back and even take a 67-64 lead with 2:34 left.

But two defensive stops, anchored on a half-court press and a zone, forced the Great Danes to blow away the game and the Mustangs kept their composure to hack out the win.

A pair of free throw hits from Virgilio Dapar and Vengie Vergara's steal and breakaway lay-up made it 69-67 with 1:23 remaining.

The Great Danes still had another chance when Jetric Sumido missed two charities with 45 seconds left but they yielded to the Mustangs' defense, which held them to just 12 points in the first 12 minutes.

Back after serving out the one-game suspension for his involvement in the brawl against St. Francis, Rundy Baydo torched the Great Danes with 14 points that included two triples.

Dapar, Alfie Villariza and Sumido combined for 32 points as the Mustangs pulled out the win, despite the absence of beefy power forward Jason Melarin, who has been recommended to be banned for life in the Unigames because of his role in the WNC-SFAC brawl.

“I am happy the players rose to the challenge,” coach Dennis Tumayan said.

CAREER GAME

On Saturday, Villariza, barely 5-foot-6, proved he belonged with the big guns in an 88-93 semifinal loss to FEU, shooting 30 points to keep the Mustangs within striking distance late in the game, despite the Tamaraws manpower and size advantage.

The former Monico Cup Most Valuable Player dazzled the crowd and dumbfounded the FEU defense with a variety of crossover moves, behind-the-back dribbles, stepback jumpers and triples.

He joined forces with skipper Vergara to give the Mustangs a lifeline in a match where they were given little chance since they only had seven players, who were pitted against the Tamaraws deep bench.

The Mustangs finished with 15 triples against FEU with Vergara nailing seven for 25 points.

Trailing 23-37, Vergara hit back-to-back triples and another twinner from Villariza sparked a 26-9 burst that shoved the Mustangs ahead, 49-46.

But the Tamaraws responded with a 16-0 blast, before Villariza, Vergara and Sumido brought the Mustangs to within one, 86-87, with 3:23 left.

All hopes of a big upset were dashed when Andy Barroca sank a runner with six seconds left for the final score. *CPT

amdgc82
10-30-2007, 12:59 PM
UNIGAMES: WNC appeals ban on cager
BY CEDELF TUPAS
The Visayan Daily Star
October 30, 2007

Calling the lifetime ban “too much and unfair”, West Negros College has appealed the sanction on its basketball player, Jason Melarin, who had been tagged as the instigator of the brawl during the basketball quarterfinal game between WNC and St. Francis of Assisi College Friday.

Malot Lozada, the Unigames basketball tournament manager, has recommended an indefinite suspension on the 6-foot-3 Melarin in future Unigames competitions.

In an Oct. 27 letter to the University Games chairman coursed through Lozada, Anthony Carlo Agustin, chairman of the WNC committee on sports management and development office, expressed disappointment over the fighting that broke out in the later stages of the game at the Natalio Velez Gym.

The Mustangs won, 59-55, as the game was abandoned with 18 seconds left. WNC went on to win third place in the 22-team event.

While he lamented that some of the WNC players were unable to control their temper because of the physical nature of the game, Agustin said he believes that St. Francis players should also be accountable for their conduct during the fight.

SFAC forfeited the game. The tournament committee recommendation did not indicate what sanctions will be slapped against the SFAC players, who were also involved in the fighting.

Melarin has claimed that he was provoked by St. Francis' Michael Rabor, who planted an elbow in his chest just as WNC called a timeout. Melarin's statement was corroborated by a table official, handling the game scorebook.

A free-for-all ensued following Melarin and Rabor's scuffle with SFAC reserve players clearing the bench and getting involved in the melee that happened on their side of the court.

Three other WNC players --- Rundy Baydo, Rolly Jaca and Briton Javelona --- were suspended for one game for also leaving the bench when former Silay Mayor Edwin Velez berated and shouted at Melarin, who was making his way out of the venue.

Agustin expressed disappointed when he was informed of the suspension at 9 p.m., Friday 14 hours before the Mustangs' semifinal game against eventual champion Far Eastern University.

“The order was served only prior to the FEU game,” he added.

University Games president Roger Banzuela said Luz Sta. Ana, chairman of the Unigames appeals committee, has referred Melarin's case to the Unigames board.

“It's up to the Unigames board how long Melarin will be suspended,” he said.

The WNC-SFAC tiff marked the third time in four years that a fight broke out in a University Games basketball match.

Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod and Adamson University were also involved in a free-for-all at the Po Hang Gym in Oct. 22, 2004. Three days later, Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion and University of Mindanao 's match at the USLS Coliseum ended in a fistfight at half-court.

The players involved in the fights were not suspended by then tournament manager Joebol Piamonte.

“That is why we changed the tournament managers. Their ground rules were wrong because it did not include suspensions if there are fights,” Banzuela said.

“We also believe that every person deserves a second chance and it is in this light we seek your consideration in the case of Melarin,” Agustin said.*CPT

amdgc82
10-30-2007, 01:19 PM
WNC appeals Unigames ban on Mustang
By Henry C. Villalva
Sunstar Bacolod
Tuesday, October 30, 2007

WEST Negros College has sent a letter of appeal to the Philippine National University Games (Unigames) chairman of the 2007 games through Unigames 2007 tournament manager for basketball Marilou Lozada appealing the suspension of WNC Mustang Jason Melarin.

Melarin was one of several players suspended from seeing action in subsequent games of the Mustangs in the just concluded 12th edition of the UNIGAMES for figuring in a brawl during the Mustangs' elimination round game against the St. Francis of Assisi Doves held last Friday, October 26, at the Natalio G. Velez Gym in Silay City.

In the letter of appeal signed by WNC chairman of the Committee on Sports Management and Development Office Anthony Carlo Agustin dated October 27, 2007 a copy of which was obtained by SunStar Bacolod, Agustin contended that banning Melarin from further joining the Unigames is "unfair and too much."

Agustin likewise lamented the fact that they were informed of the suspension at 9 p.m. of Friday, October 26, fourteen hours before the Mustangs' scheduled semi-final game against the eventual champions Far Eastern University Tamaraws. He also pointed out in the letter that the suspension order was only served prior to their semis game.

Agustin, the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP)-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Western Visayas regional director, further reiterated that "we believe in the values of sportsmanship, camaraderie, teamwork and honesty that the Unigames is promoting that is why we do not condone the fighting that happened at the NGV Gym."

Also in the said letter Agustin lamented the fact that some of their players were unable to control their temper because of the physical nature of the game, although he also said they believe that "St. Francis of Assisi should also be made accountable for the conduct of their players."

Both SFAC and WNC are former Unigames titlists but the Mustangs went on to finish third this year behind champion FEU and runner-up Ateneo de Manila University after they defeated Angeles University Foundation in the battle for third.

WNC became the first Visayan squad to nail the Unigames men's basketball crown in 2005 and followed the feat in 2006 by becoming the first team from Western Visayas to capture the BAP National Students (Inter-Collegiate) Championship title in Legazpi City.

Two of the mainstays of that champion WNC squad are now members of the ADMU and FEU squads that clashed for this year's Unigames crown- Siverino Baclao of Ateneo and Sanny Abaring of FEU.

ankle breaker
11-24-2007, 05:02 AM
the ban should stay. anyway, it's only for unigames. he can still play in other tournaments. this will server as a lesson to players not to bring their off court grudges inside the game.