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amdgc82
10-24-2007, 03:22 AM
Partners Cup resumes this December
Sunstar Cebu
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

AFTER its successful debut, the Partners Cup basketball tournament will be back on course this December.

The competition, which introduces corporate sponsors into the league, had given the basketball teams an avenue for competition during a long lull after the regular season.

Since the corporate backers partners up with a Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi)-member school, the schools won’t be burdened financially when they field teams in the event.

The corporate partners will be the ones spending for the uniforms and game allowances for the teams.

“We do not want the players to be stagnant so for them to continue playing, we will continue the Partners Cup so that they will not be rusty with the long rest period,” said Cesafi commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy.

Any player, as long as they are enrolled in the second semester, can take part in the competition unlike in the Cesafi where they have to pass academic requirements.

Meanwhile, for the second staging of the Partners Cup, the Cesafi will be applying changes where the bottom four teams of the recently-concluded season will be allowed to import the services of their former varsity players.

“We want the games to be more competitive that’s why we will allow them to get reinforcements,” Tiukinhoy said.

The reinforcements should not be older than 25 years old.

The bottom four teams are Don Bosco College, Cebu Institute of Technology, University of Southern Philippines Foundation and University of Cebu.

Also, they will be changing the game format.

“In the Cesafi, after the round robin, the quarterfinal round pits the No. 1 team with No. 8. This is very predictable and we want to avoid this so that people will continue to watch us,” Tiukinhoy added.

As of the moment, the organizers, which had tapped two television stations to cover the event, are completing their merchandizing package for the sponsors. It will be inviting the same companies, which took part in the first edition: CDO, Virginia Foods, Metro Gaisano, Landmaster, Hapee, Guardo and Skygo. (MCB)

thadzonline
10-24-2007, 09:45 AM
more basketball action in Cebu...weeeeeee

estor_boot
10-24-2007, 01:47 PM
so, its not really a long wait eh?

i thought it was scheduled early next year.. so VAAA and CESAFI Partners Cup at the same time? wow!

thadzonline
10-24-2007, 02:16 PM
kawawa players niyan, its so stressful to play in two leagues at one time plus they should also consider baka magkaconflict yung skeds ng dalawang liga

amdgc82
10-26-2007, 04:34 AM
Partners Cup ’07 gets new format
Sunstar Cebu
Friday, October 26, 2007

TEAMS wanted exposure. Cesafi is giving it to them.

The upcoming Partners Cup promises each team of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc (Cesafi) to be playing until they run out of steam with the kind of format that will be introduced in the Partners Cup which opens in December.

“It has been a clamor because there is a tendency for the teams to be idle in the off season and this is one way of answering those calls,” said Cesafi commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy.

According to Tiukinhoy, teams will be divided into two brackets, according to how they fared in the recently-concluded seventh Cesafi season.

Teams 1, 3, 5 and 7—University of the Visayas, University of San Jose Recoletos, University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) and Don Bosco College (DBC) will belong to Group A. The odd teams University of San Carlos, Southwestern University, University of Cebu (UC) and Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) will make up Group B.

The teams will be playing in a round robin in their respective brackets. After this, each team will be playing for two games against each of the team in the other bracket.

After this round comes the quarterfinals as the rankings of teams 1 to 8 will be known and the No. 1 team gets an automatic semifinal slot.

In the quarterfinal, the second-ranked team will go up against the No. 5, No. 3 will play No. 6 and No. 4 will face No. 7. The higher-ranked teams will enjoy a twice to beat advantage.

“This will give our players and their corporate backers maximum exposure,” said Tiukinhoy, who had already tapped television stations for this event.

Also, to allow a competitive atmosphere, the bottom four teams can get reinforcements from their former varsity members.

USPF and UC can get the services of three former varsities, while DBC and CIT can have five former players to boost their lineup. (MCB)

yokam
10-26-2007, 12:45 PM
Another collegiate basketball event to look forward to. When will this start?

benchboy
10-30-2007, 12:45 PM
Another collegiate basketball event to look forward to. When will this start?


i think it will be on december 2, 2007.

anyway ive read from superbalita this morning that uv and usc may not join this years partners cup if certain conditions will not meet...

ill post that article if ive found it again...

thadzonline
10-30-2007, 02:14 PM
Initially this was set on November 10 but I guess one of those conditions set by USC and UV(are they joining?) is that the skeds should not be in conflict with the CCL sked which kicks off Nov 10 as well in Manila

amdgc82
10-30-2007, 08:51 PM
Another collegiate basketball event to look forward to. When will this start?


It will start on December 9, 2007.



Initially this was set on November 10 but I guess one of those conditions set by USC and UV(are they joining?) is that the skeds should not be in conflict with the CCL sked which kicks off Nov 10 as well in Manila


2nd VAAA opens on Nov. 10. It's not the CESAFI Partners Cup.





Another collegiate basketball event to look forward to. When will this start?


i think it will be on december 2, 2007.

anyway ive read from superbalita this morning that uv and usc may not join this years partners cup if certain conditions will not meet...

ill post that article if ive found it again...


The condition set by UV owner Eddie Gullas to the organizers is that the corporate sponsor (partner) will shoulder all the expenses if a player gets injured while playing in this tournament. To recall, it was during the 1st edition of Partner's Cup last summer where UV's Morsie Akad got injured (knee). UV spent P57,000 for the operation while the corporate sponsor only gave P4,000 out of the P9,000 spent for the MRI.

amdgc82
10-31-2007, 04:07 AM
Bigger, better CESAFI Partner’s Cup
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

TV coverage, balanced lineups and team bracketing.

These improvements guarantee a bigger and better CESAFI Partner’s Cup that kicks off December 9 at the Cebu Coliseum.

Organizers hope to reach more audience this year thus it negotiated for Channel 47 to cover the games for its regular programming and Channel 5 for cable subscribers.

The TV coverage of CESAFI Partner’s Cup makes the league the first Cebu-based basketball tournament covered by TV. The other league covered by TV is the* MVBA.

Games will be more thrilling this year. To ensure that, organizers agreed that only the lower-tiered teams will be allowed reinforcements. This means that the top four teams in the recent CESAFI basketball tournament will have no back-ups for the Partner’s Cup.

Eighth-ranked Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildcats and seventh-ranked Don Bosco College (DBC) Greywolves could have five reinforcements each.

On the other hand, the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters and University of Southern Philippines (USPF) Panthers can have three players each to beef up their lineups.

These reinforcements, however, must be alumni of the participating school and should not be more than 25 years old.

This year’s edition will feature two brackets. Group A is composed of defending champion UV, USJ-R, USPF and Don Bosco while USC, SWU, UC and CIT belong to Group B.

Teams in each group will play a single round robin. After that, teams from the two groups will play twice for quarterfinals ranking. Any ties in the standings will be broken via a knockout match.*

The semifinal round will be a best-of-three series and the final round will be a best-of-five series.

The defending champion in the tournament is UV-CDO who beat the USJ-R-VFI in the finals, 3-1, last year.

amdgc82
10-31-2007, 04:10 AM
With or without UV’
By Marian C. Baring
Sun.Star Staff Reporter
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

THE Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) will not bow to the basketball champion University of the Visayas Green Lancers, who announced they will not join the upcoming Partners’ Cup if their demands are not met.

This was what Cesafi commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy said in reaction to what came out in Sun.Star Superbalita.

“With or without UV, the Partners Cup will go on,” said Tiukinhoy.

UV head coach Elmer Boy Cabahug told Superbalita they will not be allowed to play in the Partners Cup, set to open in December, if the corporate sponsor will not shoulder the expenses if a player gets injured.

This demand stemmed after one of their key player Morsie Akad, was injured during the previous Partners’ Cup and UV had to shell out P57,000 for his operation in Manila. According to Cabahug UV’s corporate sponsor only shelled out P4,000 for the MRI.

Because of that injury, Akad wasn’t able to play in this year’s Cesafi.

“We sympathize to what happened to Akad. But when the sponsors were invited, the only thing that they had to shoulder was the operational expenses of the tournament. Managing the team is not part of it anymore,” Tiukinhoy said.

Tiukinhoy added that when the sponsor gave UV the P4,000 assistance, it was voluntary.

Tiukinhoy also corrected Cabahug’s statement that the Cup generates income and is impossible that the Partners Cup could not shoulder the hospitalization since sponsors give P150,000 each. Cabahug also demands that schools should get shares of the profits in the tournament.

“We also lost a lot of money. What could we give them? We were not even able to give anything to Cesafi and we (with Estenzo) had to shoulder some of the expenses personally,” Tiukinhoy said. He admitted that on top of the P100,000, sponsors also gave additional P50,000, for added television mileage.

Expensive

“It is very expensive to buy a block time for television coverage for the games, including the television advertisements,” Tiukinhoy said, who organized the Partners Cup with the brains behind the league—Atty. Baldomero Estenzo.

“Making money is not the objective why we organized this competition. Cesafi teams clamored for more competitions in the offseason because they do no want to be idle that was why we worked for it to happen,” said Tiukinhoy, who holds a high position in a food company which also supported one team in the inaugural Partners Cup early this year.

Cabahug also wanted the sponsors to take care of the snacks, the tapes and other needs during games, to which Tiukinhoy said is out of the question.

“They also demanded that and socks, arm bands, during the first Partners Cup. But I would like to remind them that this is not a commercial league. Our main goal is to keep our players busy in the offseason of the Cesafi. It is development of the players that we are after,” said Tiukinhoy.

Sponsors shoulder the game allowances of the players during the competition. Winners will get P4,000 and losing teams receive P3,000 per game.

“This tournament is for those teams that agree to our aim for development of the players. If they are not for that and choose not to join, then we will respect that. This is after all a democratic country,” Tiukinhoy said.

amdgc82
11-01-2007, 06:32 AM
Cesafi won’t invite UV for Partners Cup
By Marian C. Baring
Sun.Star Staff Reporter
Thursday, November 01, 2007

AFTER airing out their concerns, the University of the Visayas Green Lancers stand a chance to become an outcast in the Partners Cup, an off-season tournament of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc.

Cesafi commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy said tthe organizers agreed not to invite UV to join the Partners Cup any longer—a huge gamble considering that UV, the seven-time Cesafi champion, is a big crowd drawer.

“They said that they won’t join if we can’t meet their demands. And we can’t. So, to prevent further spat, we decided not to invite them,” Tiukinhoy said yesterday.

With regard to not getting an invitation, UV head coach Elmer “Boy” Cabahug said there is no need for it.

“Because it depends really on the school if they want to join or not, as long as they are members of the Cesafi,” Cabahug added.

Cabahug is responsible for steering his powerhouse UV squad to taking all the championship titles of the Cesafi and his team is considered the strongest collegiate team in the south.

The multi-titled coach said the other day that they want the Partners Cup to correct some mistakes before their school will let their team play in the tournament.

One of the major things UV wanted was to get an assurance that if a player gets hurt while playing in the Partner’s Cup, the league will take care of the expenses. Last time, UV was burdened by the operation of Morsie Akad, one of its main protagonist, who had to skip this year’s Cesafi.

“Corporate sponsors are asked only to shoulder the expenses that will be incurred in the staging of the tournament. Since we partner with schools, we hope that the school would shoulder some of the liability,” Tiukinhoy said.

Both schools and corporate partners got television mileage when games were aired from February to August of this year.

Players’ protection

Meanwhile, Cabahug clarified and said he never asked for too much and that what he wanted was for the good of all players.

“We also need to take care of our players. What if we have another injury? This is for their protection,” Cabahug said.

Cabahug also said that the Cesafi should have a bigger chunk of the profits of the Partners Cup.

“Cesafi only got P15,000 from it. Sponsors gave P100,000 plus P50,000 plus gate receipts,” he said.

Baldomero Estenzo, the brains behind the Partners Cup, said they were not able to give anything to Cesafi because what the sponsors gave were just enough for the operational cost and that they had to shoulder some of the other costs.

Sponsors gave P100,000 as stipulated in their package, but only two of these sponsors gave P50,000 for addition television advertising when the games were being aired.

“The P50,000 went to the television station for the advertisements,” Estenzo said.

amdgc82
11-01-2007, 06:33 AM
Cabahug: I only want mistakes corrected
Sunstar Cebu
Thursday, November 01, 2007

“WE should try to learn from the mistakes and correct them.”

This is what University of the Visayas head coach Elmer “Boy” Cabahug wants to happen for the next edition of the Partners Cup.

“After that first staging, we discovered some flaws and so we must do something to change that,” Cabahug said.

Cabahug is strongly fighting for the Partners Cup to give assurance that the players will be cared for in cases of serious injuries when they play in the league.

“Players will be injured. It happened the last time. Since we can’t prevent it, so why not do things that would ensure the players’ safety? We are only after the safety of our players,” Cabahug said. “We are willing to meet them halfway,” He added.

Cabahug’s concern came after he had to sacrifice one of his best players, Morsie Akad, in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. season after Akad got injured in the Partners Cup.

UV spent a hefty amount for the player’s operation. “I was getting the pressure from the school owners because they were wondering why the sponsors were not helping to shoulder part of the expenses,” Cabahug said.

Uncertain

Because of this, it is now uncertain if UV, the defending champion, will join the second Partners Cup. Apart from UV, another school having second thoughts is the
University of San Carlos, whose player, Ken Sharma, was downed with injuries while playing in the Partners Cup.

“If the administration will not allow us, we will just join in other tournaments,” said Cabahug.

“I feel the same way as Boy because we also lost the services of one player because of the Partners Cup. USC had to spend for it and so it will be up to the administration now if we join or not,” USC coach Jay Ramirez said.

Of the eight member-schools of the Cesafi, commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy said six are certain in their participation in the coming Partners Cup come Dec. 9.

“We are joining without any demands,” said Southwestern University (SWU) athletic director Ryan Aznar.

Apart from SWU, Tiukinhoy said those who have confirmed to join in the competition are University of Cebu, University of San Jose Recoletos, University of Southern Philippines Foundation, Cebu Institute of Technology, Don Bosco College. (MCB)

thadzonline
11-01-2007, 08:48 PM
I hope the schools should extend the medical insurance/accident insurance benefit to their athletes, hindi naman very high ang costs nun eh

amdgc82
11-02-2007, 05:40 AM
Tiukinhoy, Cabahug standoff still on over Partner’s Cup
Cebu Daily News
Last updated 04:24pm (Mla time) 11/01/2007

CEBU CITY, Philippines - The standoff between Cesafi champions University of the Visayas Green Lancers and the organizers of the Partner’s Cup tournament continues to rage on.

League organizers maintain that the competition is all for the development of the players of the different participating schools but UV sustains its criticism of the way the tournament is being handled.

"I would like to point out that the Partner’s Cup is not a commercial tournament,” said Cesafi commissioner and tournament organizer Felix Tiukinhoy.

“It is a competition that is being organized in partnership with a corporate sponsor, to address the need of a Cesafi school teams to continue their development program for basketball."

Tiukinhoy’s statement came after the surprising development involving the Green Lancers, wherein the seven-time champs announced that they would not participate in the said tournament if their different demands were not met.

Head coach Elmer "Boy" Cabahug bristled at the comments made by Tiukinhoy and refuted the claims that they asked for snacks and basketball gear for their players.

"How can you say it’s not a commercial league when we are promoting commercial brands?" quipped Cabahug.

"The sponsors gave P150,000 each and you multiply that by eight and that’s a huge amount of money already. And that’s not even counting the gate receipts. Surely, the Cesafi fund deserves more than that. We have the look out for the interests of our players and their future, both on and off the court" said Cabahug.

Cabahug asserted the need for organizers to come up with a contingency plan should a player go down with an injury.

He was referring to his forward, Morsie Akad, who injured his knee while playing for the CDO Hambuger-UV last year. Akad’s medical expenses was shouldered by the school while their corporate sponsor shelled out just P4,000.

Cabahug also criticized the tournament’s new rules which allows for the reinforcement of school alumni to the lower-ranked squads. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

yokam
11-02-2007, 09:20 AM
The schools are the ones who should shoulder any medical expenses for the player for any possible injuries, the sponsors and the organizing committee must be no longer responsible for that because their responsibilities are only on the league/tournament itself, the schools are the ones who should look at the welfare of their students.

If UV can pay Greg Slaughter for P25T a month, plus board and lodging, plus free tuition, and includes some of his relatives in the benefits he reap with the school, why can't they pay for it's players injuries? This shows that UV only wants to have a very strong team yet doesn't really want full responsibilities towards it's players.

Where's the "University with a heart there"? When they aren't even willing to handle the expenses for their player's injuries? Sounds so ironic huh. ???

thadzonline
11-02-2007, 09:34 AM
sirstly, methinks that it is the responsibility of the school to provide the necessary medical and/or accident insurance coverage for their athletes because injuries may not only happen during game time, but in training as well

estor_boot
11-07-2007, 11:10 AM
The schools are the ones who should shoulder any medical expenses for the player for any possible injuries, the sponsors and the organizing committee must be no longer responsible for that because their responsibilities are only on the league/tournament itself, the schools are the ones who should look at the welfare of their students.

If UV can pay Greg Slaughter for P25T a month, plus board and lodging, plus free tuition, and includes some of his relatives in the benefits he reap with the school, why can't they pay for it's players injuries? This shows that UV only wants to have a very strong team yet doesn't really want full responsibilities towards it's players.

Where's the "University with a heart there"? When they aren't even willing to handle the expenses for their player's injuries? Sounds so ironic huh. ???


hehe.. you hit the bull's eye there.

IMO, the 2nd Partner's Cup is more exciting without UV. hehehe

amdgc82
11-08-2007, 04:20 AM
‘07 Partner’s Cup to move on with just seven teams
Cebu Daily News
Last updated 01:20pm (Mla time) 11/07/2007

CEBU CITY, Philippines - The gauntlet has finally been dropped by the organizers of the upcoming Partner's Cup Basketball Tournament as they announced on Tuesday that the seven-time Cesafi champions, University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers, will not be invited to play when the tournament starts next month.

This was announced by Cesafi commissioner and tournament organizer Felix “Boy” Tiukinhoy during his meeting with the different coaches and athletic directors of the participating schools on Tuesday at the function room of the Cebu Coliseum.

“We do not want to stoke the fire even further, nor do we want any more conflicts. For those reasons, we have decided not to invite UV for the tournament this year,” said Tiukinhoy, thus, formally establishing that this edition of the Partner's Cup will not have its defending champion in its fold.

The Green Lancers, then sponsored by the CDO Hamburger, won the tournament's maiden crown earlier this year.

The meeting was presided over by Tiukinhoy and tournament commissioner and PBA legend, Ramon “El Presidente” Fernandez and was attended by Jay Ramirez of USC, Edito Salacut and Dioscoro Himotas of USJ-R, Ryan Aznar of SWU, Alex Dela Torre of CIT, Rhoel Gomez of UC, and Raul Latonio of USP.

“We will have to make do with seven teams. The sponsors are not looking for a champion. Again, this tournament's main objective is to develop players during the off season,” added Tiukinhoy.

In the wake of being left with just seven teams, the participating teams also discussed the format of the tournament's games.

The teams might be bracketed in just one division with them playing in a single round robin. The top team will receive a bye for the semifinal round while #2 will face #5, #3 vs. #6 and #4 will face #7 in a best-of-three series for the other semis slots.

Tiukinhoy announced that the Cesafi board has come up with a resolution, disallowing Cesafi teams to compete in the Visayas Amateur Athletic Association (VAAA) basketball tournament, which is slated to open on November 10.

The decision was met with some contention from the coaches of USC, SWU and defending champions USJ-R. The three teams participated in the VAAA last year.

In addition, Tiukinhoy also raised the idea of establishing an injury fund for the tournament so as to take care of any medical expenses should any player incur an injury while playing. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

yokam
11-08-2007, 09:46 PM
It's should be either hot or cold. At first, UV protested about the sponsors shouldering the hospitalization expenses just in case some players will be injured during the games and now that the committee has counted them out, the Green Lancers now wants to join the tournament.

Which is which coach Boy Cabahug? ???

thadzonline
11-08-2007, 10:04 PM
It's should be either hot or cold. At first, UV protested about the sponsors shouldering the hospitalization expenses just in case some players will be injured during the games and now that the committee has counted them out, the Green Lancers now wants to join the tournament.

Which is which coach Boy Cabahug? ???


maybe scared of Project Epsilon...hehehehe...and soon, Project Piston...ooops, tayo lang nagkakaintindihan rito..hahaha, di bale pag nalaman nila, hindi naman talaga OT yun

BTW: USC alumni and students in istorya.net once referred to Emel Rowe as Project Epsilon to keep word about him secret...hahaha

amdgc82
11-21-2007, 02:03 PM
SWU, USC won’t be invited in Reinforced Partner’s Cup
Cebu Daily News
Last updated 01:46pm (Mla time) 11/21/2007

CEBU CITY, Philippines - After calling down the thunder, two-time Cesafi runners-up University of San Carlos Warriors and the Southwestern University Cobras will now have to reap the whirlwind.

This after it was decided by both the Cesafi and the organizers of the upcoming Reinforced Partner's Cup that the two squads will not be invited to play in the said tournament.

According the Cesafi commissioner Felix “Boy” Tiukinhoy, the two teams will not be invited to play because of the conflicting schedules brought on by their participation in the ongoing Visayas Amateur Athletic Association (VAAA) basketball tournament.

The two teams squared off against each other in the opening game of the tournament which kicked off last Sunday. Also playing in the VAAA is the seven-time defending champions, University of the Visayas Green Lancers.

“There will also be a conflict with the quality of the games and the play of the teams especially if you're going to play in two leagues simultaneously,” said Tiukinhoy in their meeting yesterday with the different coaches and athletic directors of the participating schools.

With just five teams remaining in the Partner's Cup's fold, the teams will now play a triple round-robin with the team with the lowest record after the elimination round to be eliminated, leaving the four remaining squads to battle it out in the semifinals.

As of yesterday, three corporate sponsors have already given the green light. These are Unilab which will be carrying the Alaxan brand, CDO Hamburger and the Metro Gaisano Group.

The sponsors have also connived for an injury fund of P100,000, which will take care of the cost of the medical expenses for any player who is injured while playing in the tournament.

In addition, except for USJ-R, all four squads will get to acquire reinforcements in the form of alumni from their respective schools.

Don Bosco College, CIT and USP will get to have five imports while UC gets to have three. However, only two imports can play on the court at the same time.

The tournament is set to start of Dec. 9 at the Cebu Coliseum.

Present at the meeting was Raul Latonio of University of Southern Philippines, Edito Salacot and Dioscoro Himotas of University of San Jose-Recoletos, Baldomero Estenzo and Rhoel Gomez of University of Cebu and Alex dela Torre of Cebu Institute of Technology.

estor_boot
11-22-2007, 10:23 AM
one word for Tiukinhot;


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

thadzonline
11-22-2007, 11:05 AM
I personally feel that the reason given was valid, it's hard to play in two leagues simultaneously

estor_boot
11-22-2007, 12:28 PM
why are they having the 2nd Partners Cup this early? i remember the 1st Partners Cup was held only last February.
they could have postponed it early next year (late January maybe) when VAAA is winding up.

thadzonline
11-22-2007, 09:26 PM
why are they having the 2nd Partners Cup this early? i remember the 1st Partners Cup was held only last February.
they could have postponed it early next year (late January maybe) when VAAA is winding up.


Good point

ankle breaker
11-24-2007, 04:27 AM
why are they having the 2nd Partners Cup this early? i remember the 1st Partners Cup was held only last February.
they could have postponed it early next year (late January maybe) when VAAA is winding up.

you know, tuikinhoy is envious about the VAAA because he thnks it can go higher than CESAFI since it's sponsored by BAP-SBP. I think Tiukinhoy should resign as commissioner for CESAFI. what he's doing is not good for the cebu basketball. he denied that he doesn't have a hand on it because it's the consensus decision of the board composed of school officials but the sad truth is, he's behind everything. having so many leagues in cebu or in the vismin area in particular will do good for the players. they can enchance their talents as well as team plays.

thadzonline
11-26-2007, 04:28 PM
CeSAFI board members have already voted to allow their member schools to play in the VAAA. Consequently, the commissioner did not invite the 3 schools participating in the VAAA citing possible conflicts of schedules and the effects on the quality of games when a team plays in two leagues simultaneously. After a few days of making these pronouncements, Tiukinhuy resigned, and so the drama that is Cebu collegiate basketball continues..Now looms the possibility of USC, UV and SWU participating in the 2nd CeSAFI Partners' Cup

thadzonline
11-26-2007, 10:56 PM
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/superbalita/11-26-2007/sports1.html

Commissioner sa CESAFI mi-resign?
Jun B. Migallen

TALIWALA sa mga kontrobersiya nga mihapak sa Cebu Schools Athletic Federation, Inc. (CESAFI), sa wala damha, usa sa dakong haligi sa kalampusan sa pito na ka tuig nga lega sa mga eskuwelahan sa Sugbo ang miluwat sa iyang katungdanan.

Si CESAFI commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy Jr., kinsa nag-alagad isip commissioner sulod sa upat na ka tuig sa maong lega, ang mipadangat sa iyang resignation letter ngadto ni CESAFI president Rolando Villa sa University of Southern Philippine Foundation sa niaging Biyernes nga nagpahibawo sa iyang pagluwat.

Matod sa usa ka tinubdan, nga ang kasagmuyo ni Tiukinhoy sa kontrobersiya kalabot sa usa ka resolution nga naaprobahan sa board diin naglatid nga kinahanglan nga di moapil og lega ang mga miyembro niini ngadtp sa laing torneyo nga way pagtugot sa CESAFI board.

“Mora og way ngipon ang nasabutan sa board. Giaprobahan man unta nang kasabutan kay wa may ni-object sa maong resolution unya katungod na sa commissioner ang pag-implement niini.

Mora na lang diay og tawo-tawo ang commissioner nga wa na lang siya’y power,” matod sa tinubdan.

Midugang ang tinubdan sa pagsaysay “nga mora og mawad-an og kridibiladad ang board tungod kay puwede ra man diay di tumanon kon unsay nasabutan niini. Kinsa pa man unyay ganahan motambong board meeting. Bisan na lang og respeto sa board ba. Total wa man did-i ang mga team sa pag-apil og torneyo basta ipaagi lang sa board ang invitation.”

Tungod sa kalit nga pagluwat ni Tiukinhoy, gikatakda nga mopahigayon og meeting ang CESAFI board sa umaabot nga mga adlaw.

Sa kasamtangan, si Tiukinhoy kinsa nahimo usab nga commissioner sa nabungkag na nga Cebu Amateur Athletic Association (CAAA) sulod sa pito ka tuig, atoa pa sa Kaulohan uban sa iyang pamilya nagbakasyon.

Mitumaw ang maong kontrobersiya sa dihang tulo ka mga universidad nga mga miyembro sa CESAFI – ang Univesity of the Visayas, Southwestern University ug University of San Carlos, ang misalmot og laing lega nga mao ang Visayas Amateur Athletic Association nga wa mananghid sa board.

Diha pa untay laraw ang University of San Jose Recoletos nga mosalmot sa maong torneyo apan wa kini tugti sa presidente kinsa mibarog sa nasabutan sa board.

Matod pa sa tinubdan nga gipangtawagan na ni CESAFI president Villar ang mga board kalabot sa kalit nga pagluwat ni Tiukinhoy. (JBM)

(Nobiyembre 26, 2007 isyu)

ankle breaker
11-28-2007, 04:06 AM
the board should find a replacement as early as now.

thadzonline
11-29-2007, 07:51 AM
I think an interim appointment should be made soon

ankle breaker
11-29-2007, 10:32 PM
anyway, next season is far so they still have time to find a good replacement.

thadzonline
11-30-2007, 07:24 PM
yeah, but the Partners' Cup is happening soon after December 5

estor_boot
12-01-2007, 08:03 AM
i heard that the Partner's Cup has been shelved and will be replaced by the Hotel Fortuna Cup on Dec. 9-13?

can someone confirm these?

thadzonline
12-02-2007, 09:22 PM
i heard that the Partner's Cup has been shelved and will be replaced by the Hotel Fortuna Cup on Dec. 9-13?

can someone confirm these?


The Hotel Fortuna Cup happens Dec. 1-5 as scheduled originally and then the Partners' Cup right after that...Except if there are new developments, I just came back from Mindanao

amdgc82
12-07-2007, 05:40 AM
Cesafi schools tap pros for Partners Cup
Sunstar Cebu
Friday, December 07, 2007

PREDICTABILITY in collegiate basketball was expunged as three of the highly-touted teams of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. miss the Reinforced Partners Cup set to open this Sunday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Not having crowd-drawer and strong teams like the University of the Visayas, University of San Carlos and Southwestern University is not something organizers are worried about.

The three schools were not invited for the event after joining a separate tournament.

“For one, it just upped the level of competition and will to win for these other teams and the predictability is gone,” said organizer and former Cesafi commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy.

Tiukinhoy said things are different now unlike before when coaches were resigned to the fact that they could never win and that they just settle fighting for runnerup.

“We see a more determined group of coaches what with the reinforcement from their alumni and former varsities,” said Tiukinhoy.

The reinforcements or “kuyas” are not merely ex-varsities but those who have left impressive marks in the basketball arena.

One of these players is Jett Latonio, who will beef up the University of Southern Philippines Foundation. Latonio, one of the key players of M. Lhuillier Jewelers, will once more play under the stewardship of his dad, Raul, together with Mandaue Landmasters’ Rex Mangubat.

Cebu Institute of Technology, on the other hand, tapped former PBA player Gilbert Demape.

“Games will definitely be very exciting with the addition of these players,” said Tiukinhoy.

“The level of the competition will now be more balanced because of the imports. They will also serve as good examples to the younger players,” said Partners Cup commissioner Ramon Fernandez, during yesterday’s Scoop Forum.

Only five of the Cesafi basketball teams see action in the Partners Cup. Four of these were allowed to get reinforcements including University of Cebu and Don Bosco College. University of San Jose-Recoletos, the top seeded team is the only team not allowed to get imports.

UC head coach Rhoel Gomez tapped Lloyd Ortigueza, Miguelito Ducay and Kane Abatayo, while CIT’s Alex dela Torre got Demape, Jumel Lanutan, Jerry Jaca and Joseph Guangco. (MCB)

amdgc82
12-07-2007, 05:42 AM
Commish, organizer assure ‘colorful’ Partner’s Cup
The Freeman
Friday, December 7, 2007

There will be no University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers but there will be big names in the Partner’s Cup who will attract big crowd when the reinforced edition begins December 9 at the Cebu Coliseum.

This was the assurance of Partner’s Cup commissioner Ramon Fernandez and organizer, former CESAFI commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy yesterday during the weekly SCOOP sports forum at the Baseline Restaurant.

Fernandez and Tiukinhoy said that without UV, the tournament would still be colorful as teams are trying to beef up their lineups with big names.

One of these teams is the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildcats who are luring Gilbert Demape to play for them. Coach Alex Dela Torre said that Demape could give his team leadership considering the experience of the former pro.

The Wildcats can acquire five reinforcements for this tournament but could only field two at the same time during the games. So far, CIT has listed Jerry Jace along with two alumni Jumel Lanuta and Joseph Guangco as their reinforcements.

Another team that is busy beefing up its line-up is the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Panthers who will have Jett Latonio, Rex Mangubat, Elvin Labares, Troy Mercader, Bogart Nemenzo, Mike Sereño and Ritchel Falcon.

Like CIT, the Panthers and Don Bosco-Unilab Alaxan are allowed to five reinforcements for the tournament.

On the other hand, the University of Cebu-Aspac Bank who had been allowed three reinforcements has enlisted the services of Miguelito Ducay, Jared Kane Abatayo and Lloyd Ortiguesa.

The University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars who will be carrying the colors of R. Lapid Chicharon will be on the spotlight during the tournament in the absence of defending champion the University of the Visayas. USJ-R and UV played for the championship last year, won by the latter.

Tiukinhoy and fellow organizer Atty. Baldomeo C. Estenzo, said during the SCOOP sports forum that the Partner’s Cup is a continuation of the Cebu Schools Athletic foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) as players from member schools need more exposures and experience to prepare for the next CESAFI season. (GGM)*

When the topic drifted to UV, Tiukinhoy said, “We don’t need champions here. We want to have our players be prepared for future CESAFI competitions.”

As a former CESAFI commissioner, Tiukinhoy said he is committed to finish the other events scheduled until March 1. When asked whether he will accept any appointment to serve as commissioner next year, Tiukinhoy retorted, “I’ll cross the bridge when I get there.”

Present during yesterday’s forum were coaches Roel Gomez (UC), Tata Abellana and Julius Caballero (Don Bosco) and Alex dela Tore (CIT). Athletic director Discor Hinotas represented Edito Salacut of USJ-R. (GGM)*

amdgc82
12-10-2007, 05:02 AM
Jaca rallies Wildcats vs. Greywolves
www.sunstar.com.ph
Monday, December 10, 2007

JERRY Jaca at into a familiar scenario is being the star of the show yesterday as he steered Metro Gaisano—Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats to beat Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco Greywolves, 89-88, in the first game of the 2007 Reinforced Partners’ Cup yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Yesterday’s opening saw reinforced players making their presence felt early in the competition, while also sending off two players to early vacations as the game turned heated.

Jaca was tapped by CIT to beef up the lineup after the second edition of the Partners Cup allows teams to get services of former varsity and alumni. Jaca, who was drafted in the PBA once more, suited up for his former team, and he did not disappoint them as he managed to keep the team standing after threatened to be brought down by the Greywolves in the final stretch of the game.

Metro Gaisano actually built up a confidence-boosting 19-point lead, 59-40 in the penultimate round, but behind the efforts of Jefford Aldave and reinforcement Lester Sunga, Alaxan erased the lead by just one point, when Jaca abandoned the post. But Jaca kept a strong stance and answered Aldave’s fierceness equally scoring 11 of his 21 points, including eight straight points in this period, to keep Metro Gaisano afloat and eventually win.

The game became physical when Unilab’s Glen Bugtai and Metro’s Dexter Capaning figured in a brawl that led to their ejection and an automatic one-game suspension.

After recovering from the 19-point lag, the Greywolves, who were just one point behind CIT, could have won the game had it converted a possible basket in the final 10 seconds. It, however, bungled this chance, losing its first game in the competition.

It was, however, not an all-Jaca show as Sherwin Abobo topscored for Metro Gaisano.

Metro-CIT (89)- Abobo 21, Jaca 20, Guangco 12, Reyes 6, Lanutan 5, Dela Cerna 5, Estrada 3, Lopez 3, Inoc 2. Unilab-DBC (88)- Aldave 23, Sunga 11, Alferez 8, Perturbos 8, Oberes 7, Colegado 6, Angcap 6, Caballerp 5, Bugtai 4, Enterina 3, Sasuman 2, Baring 1. (MCB)

amdgc82
12-11-2007, 05:41 AM
Metro Gaisano-CIT escapes Unilab-DBC
Cebu Daily News
Last updated 04:35pm (Mla time) 12/10/2007

The Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats banked on their veteran imports to score an 89-88 squeaker over the Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco Greywolves in the opening game of the 2007 Reinforced Partner's Cup on Sunday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Former PBA draftee Jerry Jaca made his comeback into the collegiate ranks an unforgettable one as he tallied 11 of his 20 points in the final canto to hold off the Greywolves.

Joseph Guangco, another former player from CIT, also made his presence felt in the ballgame as he had 12 markers, including a crucial three-pointer during crunchtime to pad CIT's slim lead.

The Greywolves had an opportunity to steal the ballgame when they gained possession of the ball with less than 10 seconds left in the clock.

But Unilab's inexperience became evidently clear when they failed to take a shot with a four-on-one fastbreak advantage as time expired.

BOX SCORES:
Metro Gaisano-CIT (89) Abobo 21, Jaca 20, Guangco 12, Reyes 6, Lanutan 5, Dela Cerna 5, Estrada 3, Lopez 3, Inoc 2.
Unilab-DBC (88) Aldave 23, Sunga 11, Alferez 8, Perturbos 8, Oberes 7, Colegado 6, Angcap 6, Caballerp 5, Bugtai 4, Enterina 3, Sasuman 2, Baring 1. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

amdgc82
12-11-2007, 05:42 AM
Import shows antics
www.sunstar.com.ph
Tuesday, December 11, 2007

ANOTHER import in the 2007 Reinforced Partners Cup once more stole the thunder in the main offering last Sunday at the Cebu Coliseum.

As Jerry Jaca provided the muscles for Metro Gaisano’s win in the first game, point guard Mike Sereño, who plays as import for R. Lapid’s Chicharon-University of Southern Philippines Foundation, performed an acrobatic play that sent the crowd in pandemonium and the game to overtime.

Sereño used to play for USPF during his college days and was tapped by coach Raul Latonio to beef up his lineup alongside three other imports.

In the end, Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars still claimed the victory, 102-98, but this was overshadowed by the spectacle that Sereño offered.

R. Lapid-USPF was headed for the dumps when it was down by three points in the final 1.5 second of the ball game. However, Sereno slipped into the hero’s shoes when, at inbound, he received the ball from midcourt made a crazy turnaround and with lots of prayers fired the shot, which went smack into the ring just as the buzzer sounded, tying the game and forcing for overtime.

An impressed Rey Lapid, the owner of the company USPF is suiting up for, was so delighted that he handed Sereno a little token of appreciation.

R. Lapid’s, however, failed to ride on that momentum as Bibbo’s Lyndon Gudez and Manny Gabas went on a scoring splurge that doused its fire.

Gudez and Gabas drained a combined 13 points to prove that they do not need reinforcements for victory. Being the topseeded team, USJ-R did not get any imports from former varsity and alumni.

Bibbo-USJ-R was actually headed for the win as they were up ahead by 13 points in the fourth quarter, but was spoiled by the heroics of Jordan Bardilas and Sereno, who spearheaded a 12-0 run, forging the extension. (MCB)

amdgc82
12-11-2007, 05:44 AM
USJ-R edges USPF in Partners Cup opener
The Freeman
Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The University of San Jose-Recoletos missed three of the six crucial freethrows in the extension but walked away with a nail-biting 102-98 victory over the University of Southern Philippines Foundation during the opening of the Reinforced Partner’s Cup at the Cebu Coliseum last Sunday.

Games today
Cebu Coliseum

4:30 pm - UC/Aspac Bank vs. USPF/R. Lapid’s Chicharon

6 pm - DBTC/Unilab Alaxan vs.USJR/Bibbo Hotdog

USJ-R, carrying the colors of Bibbo Hotdog, had nobody to blame for the debacle. They were leading by 13, 87-74 with less than five minutes left in the contest but lowered their guards and allowed USPF to come back to the ballgame and gain the momentum.

In no time, USPF, who is playing with partner R. Lapid’s Chicharon, came within a point, 86-87, after Jordan Bardiles strung up six straight points, with 53 ticks remaining in the game clock.

In the next possession, USJ-R scored a bucket to make it 89-86, and was poised to bag the victory.

But after USPF Panthers’ coach Raul Latonio Sr. sued for time and gave his players instructions, guard Michael Sereño got a small window in the USJ-R’s defense and heaved a “Hail Mary” shot that was answered to send the game into overtime.

With the momentum shifting in USPF’s side, the extension was closer, and USJ-R was slowly losing control of the game but held on despite the muffed freethrows of Jabe Delifno, Ranulfo Malinao and Manny Gabas.

The loss put the waste Sereño’s late game heroics for USPF.

The second game was following the script written by the first game between CIT/Metro Gaisano and DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan won by the former by a hairline 89-88.* (GGM)

amdgc82
12-12-2007, 05:01 AM
Bibbo-USJ-R escapes Lapid’s-USP in OT
Cebu Daily News
Last updated 01:16pm (Mla time) 12/11/2007

Not even a miraculous buzzer-beating mid-court shot by veteran point guard Mike Sereno could save the R. Lapid’s Chicharon-University of Southern Philippines (USP) Panthers from losing their first game.

The Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars narrowly escaped the Panthers with a 102-98 overtime victory in the opening game of the 2007 Reinforced Partner’s Cup basketball tournament last Sunday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Sereno, a former Panther who is now serving as one of the four imports on the USP squad, displayed flashes of his old glories in a USP uniform as he drained a half-court heave with no time remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.

USJ-R appeared to be well on its way to the win after Luther Justiniani and Gabe Delfino split their respective charities, leaving USP with just 1.5 seconds left for a prayer at overtime.

Sereno delivered the answer as he received the ball near the midcourt line, turned and fired in the equalizer as the buzzer sounded.

However, the lights went out for the Panthers in the extra-session as USJ-R’s Lyndon Gudez and Manny Gabas provided the killer blows down the stretch, combining for seven of the team’s 13 points, to hack out the win.

The Jaguars, the only team without a reinforcement, had the game well in the bag as they led by 13 points, 87-74, midway through the final canto.

However, the Panthers came roaring back behind a searing 12-0 blast anchored on Jordan Bardilas, who scored eight in that stretch to set up the stage for Sereno’s heroic heave.

Gudez topscored for Bibbo Hotdog with 18 points while Delfino had 16 markers.

BOX SCORES:
Bibbo Hotdog-USJ-R (102) Gudez 18, Delfino 16, Gabas 13, Hatague 11, Justiniani 10, Malinao 9, Pateno 8, Villahermosa 7, Ponce 6, Bibera 2, Eguia 2, Pogoy 2.
R. Lapid’s Chicharon-USP (98) Labares 19, Bardilas 16, Sereno 13, Gulane 12, Tabada 11, Nemenzo 7, Avila 6, Mercader 3, Paradero 2. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

amdgc82
12-12-2007, 05:03 AM
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2007/12/12/sports/uc.s.fajardo.makes.triumphant.return.in.partners.c up.07.html

UC’s Fajardo makes triumphant return in Partners Cup ’07
Wednesday, December 12, 2007

BEFORE Gregory Slaughter became the giant everyone talked about, Junmar Fajardo was the talk of the town.

After missing the spotlight due to knee injuries during the regular Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. basketball season, the Aspac Bank-University of Cebu pivot man Fajardo once more hogged the limelight when his squad clobbered R. Lapid’s Chicharon-University of Southern Philippines Foundation, 102-92 in their first assignment in the Reinforced Partners Cup yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Fajardo, who was UC’s major force in the first Partners Cup earlier this year, was downed due to his injury and had to watch helplessly as his teammates were being bashed in the Cesafi.

Yesterday, the 6-foot-7 Fajardo placed his gigantic figure at the forefront of his team’s assault turning into a workhorse when he was needed most.

Fajardo with his acrobatic moves, scored six straight points in the final half to further pad Aspac-UC’s team. It was also at this period when he scored 15 of his 25 points. He took control of the post and ended ending his thunderous performance with a slamdunk, a move that made him phenomenal in the first Partners Cup.

USPF actually took control of the game in the first half but was silenced when UC’s Jansen Abella, Kelvin Juliane, Marvin Ceniza, Allain Abellanosa initiated a scorching 20-6 blast, to overturn the game’s outcome for good.

Regular roster

Abella finished with 16 points, while Juliane scored 11.

R. Lapid’s Chicharon-USPF got little help from the regular roster as their reinforcements Elvis Labares, Bogart Nemenzo and Mike Sereno were the only ones doing the dirty job for the team and were the only ones scoring in double digits.

As UC registered its first win, USPF took its second loss after a heartbreaking defeat to USJ-R in the opening match last Sunday. (MCB)

amdgc82
12-12-2007, 05:04 AM
Fajardo leads UC over USPF
The Freeman
Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Slotman June Mar Fajardo scored 24 points to lead UC-Aspac Bank to a 102-92 come-from-behind win over the USPF/R. Lapid’s Chicharon in last night’s game of the Reinforced Partner's Cup at the Cebu Coliseum.

The 6’7” Fajardo didn’t only score but defended the paint with impunity as he either swatted shots or made opponents changed their shots as he patrolled the lane for UC.

Fajardo punctuated his overpowering performance with a two-handed slam with just a second left in the game but called for a technical foul after he hung to the rim.

USPF controlled the first two quarters of the ballgame but when UC finally hit its stride, the Panthers folded like an accordion. Lawrence Agas’ split charities gave UC a taste of the lead 57-56, with 3:02 in the third canto.

From there on, Fajardo and Ducay played key roles in giving UC the victory.

Jansses Abella and Kelvin Juliane ably provided the back-up for Fajardo by scoring 16 points and 11 points, respectively.

Labares finished with 22 points for USPF while Sereño netted 15 points and Gulane added 14 points.*

The scores:

UC/Aspac Bank (102)— Fajardo 24, Abella 16, Juliane 11, Flanco 9, Ceniza 9, Abellanosa 8, Canceran 7, Del Rosario 5, Agas 5, Espinosa 4, Ducay 4

USPF/R. Lapid's Chicharon (92)—* Labares 22, Sereño 15, Gulane 14, Tabada 13, Bardilas 4, Rivera 4, Muñez 4, Paradero 2, Mercader 1 Halftime: 42-40 (GGM)

amdgc82
12-13-2007, 05:37 AM
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2007/12/13/sports/jaguars.maul.greywolves.in.partners.cup.html

Jaguars maul Greywolves in Partners Cup
Thursday, December 13, 2007

THE Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars inked their second victory in the Reinforced Partners’ Cup after defeating Unilab Alaxan-Don Bosco College Greywolves, 101-81, Tuesday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

Bibbo-USJR showed its might despite being the only team not allowed to get reinforcements and after missing the services of its top gunners Luther Justiniani and Manny Gabas, it still put up a gallant fight to wipe out the Greywolves.

USJ-R is the only team in the top four of the Cesafi to have joined the Partners Cup—a tournament for Cesafi-member schools—as University of the Visayas, University of San Carlos and fourth placer Southwestern University opted to play in another tournament.

With the help of their imports, the Greywolves actually kept the game close and were only lagging by three points, 17-20, in the first period.

Run

However, the Jaguars blasted off with a 15-0 run in the second period to pad their lead to 37-24. Bibbo barely felt the absence of Justiniani and Gabas as Gabe Delfino, Armand Ponce, Jan Malinao and Lyndon Gudez made sure that the holes the two left will be filled as they widened the gap to more than 20 at the end of the first half.

Alaxan initiated a comeback, cutting the lead by just 12, but was foiled when Gudez scored successive baskets to seal their win.

This is USJ-R’s second victory, while Don Bosco suffered its second straight loss.

Delfino topscored for the Jaguars with 23 points, while Ponce and Gudez, added 17 and 15 markers, respectively.

Record

Today, Bibbo-USJ-R will again stake its unbeaten record when it takes on Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology in the first game at 4:30 p.m. Aspac Bank-University of Cebu will also try to extend its slate when it takes on Unilab/Alaxan-DBC in the main offering at 6 p.m.

Bibbo Hotdog-USJ-R (101)—Delfino 13, Ponce 17, Gudez 15, Soliman 9, Pateno 9, Duran 9, Malinao 6, Eguia 4, Lapiz 3, Bibera 2, Pogoy 1. Unilab/Alaxan-DBC (80)—Aldave 15, Apuar 12, Enterina 11, Sunga 10, Caballero 8, Alferez 7, Colegado 5, Perturbos 4, Villaver 3, Sasuman 2, Delos Santos 1. (MCB)

amdgc82
12-13-2007, 05:39 AM
Jaguars seeks third win vs CIT in Partner’s Cup
The Freeman
Thursday, December 13, 2007

The USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog blew hot and cold but still gave DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan a 101-80 spanking to snatch its second straight win in the Reinforced Partners Cup last Tuesday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Games today
(Cebu Coliseum)
4:30 pm - CIT/Metro Gaisano vs. USJR/Bibbo Hotdog
6 pm - UC/Aspac Bank vs. DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan

The Jaguars jumped the gun on DBTC and erected two double-digit leads early in the first and second quarters that DBTC’s juggernauts Aldave, Apura and Enterina erased.

But before the half ended, the Jaguars went back to work and finished the half with a big 55-33 advantage.

DBTC came back strong after the break and inched to closer 58-71 in the third quarter. The Unilab-Alaxan backed cagers further cut down the lead to 63-74 midway in the fourth quarter and appeared to have taken the initiative.

USJ-R’s trio of Jabe Delfino, Lyndo Gudez and Armand Ponce, however took over the game to give partners Bibbo Hotdog a lot to cheer for after the buzzer sounded.

The Jaguars gun for their third victory tonight against CIT-Metro Gaisano as the Reinforced Partners Cup continues at the Cebu Coliseum.

Delfino topscored for USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog with 23 points while Ponce banged in 17 points and Gudez added 15 points.*

Jeford Aldave led DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan with 15 points while Marjun Apura and Rudy Enterina, Jr. had 12 and 11 points, respectively.

The scores:

USJR/Bibbo Hotdog (101) –Delfino 23, Ponce 17, Gudez 15, Pateño 9, Duran 9, Soliman 9, Malinao 6, Eguia 4, Lapiz 3, Bibera 2, Villahermosa 2, Pogoy 1

DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan (80) – Aldave 15, Apura 12, Enterina 11, Sunga 10, Sasuman 8, Perturbos 5, Delos Santos 4, Villaver 3, Colegado 2, Anagap 2, Baring 1 Halftime: 55-33 (GGM)

amdgc82
12-14-2007, 05:06 AM
USJ-R collects third straight win in Partner’s Cup
The Freeman
Friday, December 14, 2007

The USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog booked its third victory in as many games by subduing CIT/Metro Gaisano 95-84 in the ongoing Reinforced Partners Cup at the Cebu Coliseum last night.

Games on Sunday (Talisay)
2 pm USPF/R. Lapid’s Chicharon vs. DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan
4 pm CIT/Metro Gaisano vs. UC/Aspac Bank

The Jaguars pounced on the miscues of CIT during a third quarter press to establish a 71-55 lead that it never relinquished.

Metro Gaisano rallied back to within 77-86, still with more than three minutes left in the ballgame, only to succumb to USJ-R’s end-game windup.

Back-to-back baskets by guard Armand Ponce padded the lead back to 13 points 90-77 and a triple by Jabe Delfino made it 92-82 with only 10 seconds left.

Lyndon Gudez again starred for USJ-R with 18 points while Ponce contributed 15 points and Malinao chipped in 13 points despite a prevailing injury.

Jaca led the losers with 33 points while Abobo scored 16 points. Guangco and Dela Cerna also provided some offense with their 11 and 10 points, respectively

The scores:

USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog (95) - Gudez 18, Ponce 15, Malinao 13, Soliman 12, Delfino 9, Villahermosa 8, Hatague 6, Duran 5, Pateño 4, Bibera 3, Pogoy 2

CIT/Metro Gaisano (84) - Jaca 33, Abobo 16, Guangco 11, Dela Cerna 10, Montealto 4, Moleo 2, Lopez 2, Ocañada 2, Estrada 2 Halftime: 46-all (GGM)

amdgc82
12-15-2007, 05:57 AM
Bibbo-USJR logs third straight win
Cebu Daily News
Last updated 04:53pm (Mla time) 12/14/2007

CEBU CITY, Philippines - The Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars survived the offensive explosion of former PBA draftee Jerry Jaca to claim their third straight win by defeating the Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats, 95-84, in the Reinforced Partner's Cup yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

The 6-foot-4 Jaca delivered a scintillating performance for most of the game, until fatigue caught up with him in the waning moments of the loss. He wound up with 33 points, 17 of which came in the third period.

The Jaguars, on the other hand, broke the game wide open in the third after the first half ended in a 46-all deadlock.

Armand Ponce combined with Bobby Hatague, Jabe Delfino, Jan Malinao and Abulaiz Suliman in a telling 16-4 blast that put them ahead by 16 markers, 75-69, entering the final canto.

Jaca tried to rally his troops back into the game by scoring seven in their 11-2 run at the start of the fourth period which pegged the count at 70-79.

However, that was as close as the Wildcats could get. Ponce delivered the clutch baskets for the Jaguars, scoring seven consecutive points to hammer the final nail in Metro Gaisano's coffin.

Aside from Jaca, the Wildcats got almost nothing from the other players with Sherwin Abobo having 16 points and import Joseph Guangco adding 11 points.

Bibbo Hotdog, who played once again without their two stars, Manny Gabas and Luther Justiniani, remained undefeated with a 3-0 mark while Metro Gaisano fell to 1-1.

BOX SCORES:

Bibbo Hotdog-USJ-R (95) Gudez 18, Ponce 15, Malinao 13, Suliman 12, Delfino 9, Villahermosa 8, Hatague 6, Duran 5, Pateno 4, Bibera 3, Pogoy 2

Metro Gaisano-CIT (84) Jaca 33, Abobo 16, Guangco 11, Dela Cerna 10, Montealto 4, Estrada 2, Molero 2, Lopez 2, Ocanada 2. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

amdgc82
12-15-2007, 05:58 AM
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2007/12/15/sports/fajardo.leads.uc.in.overcoming.don.bosco.html

Fajardo leads UC in overcoming Don Bosco
Saturday, December 15, 2007

JUNMAR Fajardo’s star continued to shine in the Reinforced Partners Cup as he again led Aspac Bank-University of Cebu Webmasters to their second straight win after defeating Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco College, 100-90, Thursday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

Showing no signs of the injury that sidelined him for the past months, the 6-foot-7 Fajaro rocked the house by scoring 30 points for UC.

Fajardo’ stellar performance lasted all game long as he scored 22 points in the first half.

Fajardo was given a well-deserved rest, but with him out of the game, UC was in disarray as they allowed the Greywolves, led by Rick Perturbos, to outscore them 19-0 and pull closer by just six points, 69-75.

Sensing trouble, Fajardo was sent back into the fray along with Allain Abellanosa, who then scored ten more points for UC to seal its second victory.

It was Unilab/Alaxan’s third loss in the competition.

In the other game, Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars did everything to fend off Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology gritty reinforcement to win, 95-84.

Jerry Jaca, a former PBA draftee, became a source of USJ-R’s headache as he single-handedly kept his alma mater afloat, chalking up 33 points. The seeded USJ-R and the usual doormat CIT were at par in the first half of the game.

Jaca virtually did the job for CIT but with the Jaguars' equal distribution of the ball, the USJ-R squad managed snatch the game’s favor to their side.

Behind its volleyball stalwart turned basketball player Abulaiz Sulaiman, Armand Ponce, Bobby Hatague, Jabe Delfino and Jan Malinao, USJR dispensed a 16-4 run to take control of the game going into the final canto. (MCB)

amdgc82
12-15-2007, 05:59 AM
Fajardo stars anew for UC
The Freeman
Saturday, December 15, 2007

Six-foot-seven beanpole center Jun Mar Fajardo scored 30 points to help UC/Aspac Bank outlast DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan 100-90 for its second victory in the Reinforced Partner’s Cup last Thursday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Fajardo struck hardest in the fourth quarter when DBTC had gotten the momentum after overcoming a 26-point deficit.

DBTC has come within 69-75 at the start of the fourth period when Coach Roel Gomez sued for time and sent Fajardo back into the game.

UC had built a 60-34 lead and Coach Gomez decided to give Fajardo some rest. Without Fajardo in the paint, DBTC assembled a comeback run that put them within 67-74 at the end of third.

The scores:

UC/Aspac Bank (100)- Fajardo 30, Abellanosa 16, Abella 14, Abatayo 13, Agas 7, Flanco 4, Juliane 4, Ducay 4, Del Rosario 3, Connors 2, Espinoza 1

DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan (90)- Perturbos 18, Apura 13, Colegado 12, Sunga 10, Villaver 8, Bugtai 6, Enterina 6, Alferez 4, Delosa Santos 4, Sasuman 4, Bugtai 4, Baring 3 Halftime: 60-34 (GGM)

amdgc82
12-16-2007, 05:26 AM
Fajardo sizzles anew as Aspac Bank-UC logs 2nd straight win
Cebu Daily News
Last updated 05:56am (Mla time) 12/15/2007

THE Reinforced Partner’s Cup has become the Junmar Fajardo show.

This after the 6-foot-7 behemoth scored 30 points in leading the Aspac Bank-University of Cebu Webmasters to their second consecutive victory with a 100-90 bashing of the Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco College Greywolves Thursday evening at the Cebu Coliseum.

After scoring 24 points in their first game, the giant from Pinamungahan town nearly equaled his point total after scoring 22 in the first half alone. Fajardo opened up his offensive explosion with 10 points in the opening canto to lead his team to a 27-14 buffer before adding 12 in the second on a variety of polished offensive moves.

Aspac Bank led by 26 points at the turn, 60-34, but struggled with Fajardo on the bench, and let the Greywolves run away with a telling 19-0 run anchored on Rick Perturbos, Celso Colegado, Lester Sunga and Marvin Apura, to trail by just six points, 69-75.

However, Aspac Bank head coach Rhoel Gomez decided not to pull any punches in the final period and unleashed the fearsome quintet of Allain Abellanosa, Kelvin Juliane and imports Kane Abatayo and Miguelito Ducay along with Fajardo.

Abellanosa was especially spectacular down the stretch by scoring 10 of his 16 points there to hand Unilab/Alaxan its third loss in as many games.

Jansen Abella also had 14 points for the Webmasters while Abatayo finished with 13 points. Unilab/Alaxan was led by the 18 points of Perturbos.

BOX SCORES:
Aspac Bank-UC (100) Fajardo 30, Abellanosa 16, Abella 14, Abatayo 13, Agas 7, Flanco 4, Juliane 4, Ducay 4, Del Rosario 3, Connors 2, Espinoza 1
Unilab/Alaxan-DBC (90) Perturbos 18, Apura 13, Colegado 12, Sunga 10, Villaver 8, Enterina 6, Bugtai 6, Sasuman 4, Alferez 4, Delos Santos 4, Baring 3. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

amdgc82
12-16-2007, 05:29 AM
UC/Aspac Bank guns for share of lead in Partners Cup
The Freeman
Sunday, December 16, 2007

UC/Aspac Bank hopes to earn a share of the lead when it collides with CIT/Metro Gaisano tonight as the Reinforced CESAFI Partners Cup shifts action to the Talisay City Sports Complex.

Games today

(Talisay City Sports Complex)
6:30 pm - USPF/R. Lapid’s Chicharon vs. DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan
8:00 pm - CIT/Metro Gaisano vs. UC/Aspac Bank

In the opener set at 6:30 pm, USPF/R. Lapid’s Chicharon goes up against the DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan in a showdown of winless teams.

So far, UC/Aspac Bank had been so potent with the presence of scoring leader Jun Mar Fajardo. He had been sowing terror against his counterparts in the low-post area, but the question is how long he will be able to carry the load for his team.

UC has Allen Abellanosa to rely on as well as Jared Kane Abatayo, Jonathan Canceran and Miguelito Ducay, but these hardcourt warriors have been reduced to supporting casts of the Fajardo-starred UC domination.

In two games that they won, Fajardo has compiled 54 points - 24 in their 102-92 conquest of USPF/R. Lapid’s Chicharon and 30 in their 100-90 thrashing of DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan.

Tonight, it will be Fajardo’s wake up call in the big league as he bangs bodies with CIT’s alum Jerry Jaca, a solid patrolman at the shaded lane who will surely give him a tough challenge.

Jaca may not be the best player in the league but he is still capable of demolishing his rivals who will traverse into his domain. He is also capable of providing CIT/Metro Gaisano the needed leadership when the game is on the line.

Aside from Jaca, the CIT/Metro Gaisano alco count the most from Joseph Guangco, Jumel Lanutan, Sherwin Abobo and Sherwin Resilla, among others.

Meanwhile, USPF/R. Lapid’s Chicharon will rely on its former trusted generals in the likes of Michael Sereño, Elvis Labares, Troy Mercader and Bogart Nemenzo, while DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan hopes to draw scoring support from Jefford Aldave, Lester Sunga and Ricmar Perturbos. (GGM)

amdgc82
12-18-2007, 05:55 AM
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2007/12/18/sports/don.bosco.score.first.win.in.partners.cup.html

Don Bosco score first win in Partners Cup
Tuesday, December 18, 2007

THE cellar dwellers in the Reinforced Partners Cup parted ways with Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco Greywolves breaking their winless run after running over R. Lapid’s Chicharon-University of Southern Philippines Foundation, 83-75, at the Talisay City gym last Sunday.

The Greywolves took advantage of their size to overpower the smaller R. Lapid Panthers. Lester Sunga, Ricmar Perturbos and Jefford Aldave made good use of their height to easily trounce R. Lapid, which failed to capitalize on the presence of its former hotshot Aries Gloria.

Apart from the trio, Celso Colegado was also another force to reckon with for Unilab/Alaxan as he spurted with 16 markers. Sunga topscored for Unilab with 17, while Perturbos and Aldave had 14 and 13, respectively.

Unilab now improved its slate, tallying its first win after losing three other games. USPF, on the other hand, spiraled further down after losing its third straight game.

In the main game, Aspac Bank-University of Cebu Webmasters sneaked past the Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats, 95-90, to take its third straight win.

As star center Junmar Fajardo accounted for the bulk of Aspac’s basket, much of Metro Gaisano’s foiled attempts in attacking the basket was also courtesy of the 6-foot-7 Fajardo, who kept a close watch at the post. Fjardo also kept CIT’s star import Jerry Jaca at bay.

Aspac Bank’s fate was decided virtually in the first three minutes of the game as they rushed to a 16-2 run led by Allain Abellanosa, Fajardo and import player Miguelito Ducay.

Aspac-UC was able to pad its lead to 20, 41-21 halfway in the second round. However, the celebration was too early for the Webmasters as the Wildcats suddenly jolted back to life and initiated an intense rally to slice the lead to just 10, 40-50 going into the penultimate round.

The Metro Gaisano squad of coach Alex dela Torre was able to pull in closer and overhauled the earlier 20-point deficit and leveled the game at 52-all in the third period after a 12-2 run anchored on fiery guard Sherwin Abobo and Jaca.

However, Jaca spoiled the run and arrested the momentum when he was called for traveling and turned over ball possession to Aspac, which then converted five straight points behind Abellanosa and Fajardo. From this point on, Metro Gaisano never managed to claw back into the game.

Fajardo, continued his tournament-long excellence and once more topscored for his team with 27 points. Abellanosa added 17, while Kane Abatayo had 14.

Aspac is now tied on top of the standings with University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars with identical 3-0 records. Jaca and Abobo scored 24 points each for Metro Gaisano which fell to 1-2. (MCB)

amdgc82
12-18-2007, 05:58 AM
UC shares lead in reinforced Partner’s Cup
The Freeman
Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The UC/Aspac Bank nearly paid dearly for being complacent in the second half but managed to eke out a precarious 95-90 victory over the gritty CIT/Metro Gaisano in the Reinforced Partners Cup last Sunday at the Talisay gym.

Earlier, in the showdown between winless teams, DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan chalked up its win after an 83-75 upset of USPF/R. Lapid’s Chicharon.

The tournament takes a Christmas respite starting today to allow players to celebrate the Yuletide season with their families in their respective home provinces. The tournament springs back into action on January 6 at the Cebu Coliseum.

A battle between youth and experience highlighted the UC versus CIT match with Jun Mar Fajardo holding his own against former pro Jerry Jaca, one of the reinforcements of CIT.

Youth prevailed with Fajardo outscoring Jaca 27 to 24 points, to give UC/Aspac Bank a share of the lead with USJ-R Bibbo Hotdog.

Both teams are now toting a similar 3-0 record but will go separate ways when they collide in the featured game as the tournament resumes on January 6.* (GGM)

ankle breaker
12-25-2007, 10:19 AM
unsa namay standings sa partners cup ron? kinsa daug USJR vs. UC?

thadzonline
12-25-2007, 09:29 PM
unsa namay standings sa partners cup ron? kinsa daug USJR vs. UC?


January 6 pa man na nga sked

amdgc82
01-06-2008, 07:27 AM
Reinforced Partners Cup resumes today
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman
Sunday, January 6, 2008

After a two-week respite during the Christmas holidays,* hostilities of the Reinforced CESAFI Partners Cup resume today at the Cebu Coliseum with two interesting matches on tap as two unbeaten teams part ways, while one squad is aching to hit into the win column.

Games today (Cebu Coliseum)

4:30 pm R. Lapid’s Chicharon vs. CIT/Metro Gaisano

6 pm USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdogs vs. UC/Aspac Bank

Unbeaten in three games for what could have been their best start in any tournament, the UC/Aspac Bank of coach Roel Gomez faces yet its real acid test when it clashes with USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdogs in the main match at 6 pm.

Both squads sport a clean 3-0 slate, but there could only be one winner who will enjoy the solo lead and that is one interesting match-up the Cebuano cage fans should watch out for.

The Bibbo Hotdogs-backed USJ-R Jaguars, the losing finalist in last year’s Partners Cup under the VFI Hotdogs jersey, are more intact and adorned by a bunch of deadly veterans.

With that, USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdogs is indeed the team to beat especially in the absence of the UV Green Lancers.

Not only Bibbo Hotdogs are reinforced by commercial veterans in the likes of Luther Luke Justiniani and Manny Gabas, they also parade a few sensational hoopbusters such as Armand Ponce, Jessmar Villahermosa, Bobby Hatague, Jabe Delfino and Lyndon Gudez.

Underdog perhaps in tonight’s hardcourt war, the Webmasters are certainly no pushovers because of one man who can spell wonders for his team. He is none other than the 6-foot-7 behemoth Jun Mar Fajardo.

Fajardo has the answers that might raise the eyebrows of many basketball lovers pro-UC or not. In just three games, this lanky sky-scraper from the southern town of Pinamungajan, Cebu has already accumulated a total of 81 points broken down into 24 vs. R. Lapids, 30 vs. DBTC/Unilab Alaxan and 27 vs. CIT/Metro Gaisano.

In the other game, the R. Lapid’s Chicharon of coach Raul Latonio is still in pursuit of the very elusive victory. Latonio’s wards always come close to winning but fell short in the end because of their lack of the so-called “killer instinct.”

R. Lapid’s Chicharon is not losing hope though and CIT/Metro Gaisano should better prepare for one big fight tonight.

thadzonline
01-06-2008, 09:09 PM
USPF/R. Lapid's Chicharon finally barge into the win column of the 2nd CeSAFI Partners Cup coming from 20 points down to beat Metro Gaisano/CIT, 84-77. USP used a trapping defense that caught CIT by surprise as CIT scoring machine Sherwin Abobo was out of sync even before he fouled out midway in the 4th canto. Elvis Labares then showed nerves of steel by making pressure-packed free throws.

In the other game, USJ-R used a strong start to cushion the impact of UC's endgame rally. The final score, 112-102 didn't say much about how USJ-R put the game away early leading 63-47 by halftime. The Jaguars offset Junmar Fajardo's height advantage inside by running on the break, keeping constant pressure on the ball, touch passing in the half court set and a good shooting night. Fajardo was still imposing inside while Jonathan Canceran hit a barrage of trifectas, but there was little support from their other teammates

amdgc82
01-07-2008, 06:10 AM
R. Lapid's nail first win in Partners Cup
Sunstar Cebu
Monday, January 07, 2008

R. LAPID’S Chicharon-University of Southern Philippines Foundation started the year right with an impressive 84-77 comeback win over Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology in the resumption of the Reinforced Partners Cup yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

R. Lapid’s managed to overhaul a 20-point deficit to run away with its first win after three losses going into the second round.

The loss also dropped CIT to 1-3.

Metro Gaisano-CIT was headed for its second win after dominating the game at tip off as it jumped to a 24-15 lead. Things went haywire for R. Lapid’s in the second and third periods as Metro Gaisano padded the lead to 56-36 just two minutes into the penultimate period.

After hitting rock bottom, all USPF could do was bounce back up and they turned to Bogart Nemenzo. The latter initiated a 9-0 run to chop the lead to just 45-56.

CIT strengthened its defense and answered USPF’s rally for a 67-55 lead going into the fourth.

However, the tables were completely turned in the final stretch as the now upbeat R.Lapid’s squad pulled more tricks up their sleeves. Behind the last minute stellar performances of Jordan Bardillas and Dennis Tabada

USPF’s stifling defense forced Metro Gaisano to commit costly errors as several turnovers and R. Lapid’s, resulting to an 18-3 run for USPF to finally tie the game at 70-all in the final four minutes of the ball game.

R. Lapid’s-USPF finally snatched the lead from Metro Gaisano behind the booming triple of Tabada,73-70.

Metro Gaisano-CIT’s reinforcement, Jerry Jaca, kept the team afloat as he scored three straight points to once more even the field.

But to make matters worse for CIT, one of its top gunners Sherwin Abobo fouled out, allowing their opponents a bigger breathing space.

USPF scored three straight points to take the lead back, 76-73 and never looked back from there.

Labares, who scored USPF’s final four charities led the team with 18 points. Nemenzo had 13, while Tabada and Bardilla had 12 points each.

R. Lapid’s-USP (84)—Labares 18, Nemenzo 13, Tabada 12, Bardilas 12, Rizane 7, Avila 5, Mercader 5, Sereno 4, Paradero 4, Munez 2.
Metro Gaisano-CIT (77)—Jaca 16, Guangco 10, Montealto 10, Reyes 7, Abobo 7, Dela Cerna 7, Ocanada 5, Molero 4, Capaning 4, Estrada 3, Lopez 2. (MCB)

amdgc82
01-07-2008, 06:11 AM
USPF-R. Lapid Chicharon trounces CIT-Metro Gaisano
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman
Monday, January 7, 2008

The USPF-R. Lapid’s Chicharon yesterday rallied from 20 points down to escape with an 84-77 victory over the CIT-Metro Gaisano at the resumption of the CESAFI Reinforced Partner’s Cup at the Cebu Coliseum.

Games tomorrow:* (Inayawan)
6:30 pm DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan vs. USJR/Bibbo Hotdog
8pm* CIT/Metro Gaisano vs. UC/Aspac Bank

USPF Panthers started at the 36-56 deficit going into the third quarter when Bogart Nemenzo sparked a 9-0 run to trim the lead to 45-56. USPF managed to cut the lead further to 55-67 at the end of the period.

In fourth quarter, coach Raul Latonio ordered his charges to work double time on defense and the ploy worked.

A triple by Dennis Tabada gave USPF its first taste of the lead 73-70 with still four minutes left in the game. The Panthers were leading 80-77 when a steal by Elvis Labares paved the way for an easy lay-in by Tabada to pad the lead to 82-77.

After a CIT miss, Labares sealed the win with two charities.

“Ako silang gi-ingnan nga ayaw mo’g kahadlok anang 20 puntos biya. Ato nang apason basta mo-depensa lang ta’g tarong,” (“I told my players not lose hope with our rivals leading by 20 points. We could come back in the game if we will play good defense.”) Latonio said.

Labares topscored for USPF with 18 points, Nemenzo had 13 points, while Tabada and Bardillas scored 12 apiece.

Jaca scored 16 points for CIT but he missed two crucial freethrows and had a dribbling error that contributed to the team’s loss.

The scores:

USPF/R. Lapid’s (84)–Labares 18, Nemenzo 13, Tabada 12, Bardilas 12, Rizane 7, Avila 5, Mercader 5, Sereño 4, Paradero 4, Muñez 2

CIT/Metro Gaisano (77) – Jaca 16, Montealto 10, Guangco 10, Dela Cerna 9, Abobo 7, Reyes 7, Ocañada 5, Capaning 4, Molero 4, Estrada 3, Lopez 2 Halftime: 36-52

amdgc82
01-08-2008, 06:10 AM
R. Lapid’s Chicharon-USPF logs first win
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 03:37pm (Mla time) 01/07/2008

The R. Lapid’s Chicharon-University of Southern Philippines-Foundation (USPF) Panthers captured their first win of the tournament in spectacular fashion as they completed a stunning comeback from 20 points down to beat the Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology (Metro Gaisano-CIT) Wildcats, 84-77, in the Reinforced Partner's Cup on Sunday at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Panthers stared at a 20-point deficit at the onset of the second half, 36-56, but managed to pull their way back into the game with a 9-0 run.

Import Bogart Nemenzo was at the forefront of that pivotal run as the CIT lead was down to just 11, 45-56.

R. Lapid's made its final push in the fourth canto, employing a full court press to befuddle Metro Gaisano into careless turnovers.

USPF converted those errors into easy layups on the way to a searing 18-3 run to take the lead, 73-70.

The lead went back and forth in the closing moments of the game, but Dennis Tabada and Elvis Labares provided the firepower in the dying moments of the game to seal the win for USPF.

Labares led the Panthers with 18 points while Nemenzo wound up with 13.

The win allowed the Panthers to tie the Wildcats in the standings with similar 1-3 (win-loss) records.

BOX SCORES:
R. Lapid's-USP (84) - Labares 18, Nemenzo 13, Tabada 12, Bardilas 12, Rizane 7, Avila 5, Mercader 5, Sereno 4, Paradero 4, Munez 2.
Metro Gaisano-CIT (77) - Jaca 16, Guangco 10, Montealto 10, Reyes 7, Abobo 7, Dela Cerna 7, Ocanada 5, Molero 4, Capaning 4, Estrada 3, Lopez 2. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

amdgc82
01-08-2008, 06:12 AM
Bibbo wallops Aspac in Partners Cup
Sunstar Cebu
Tuesday, January 08, 2008

COMING to the match well-prepared earned rewards for Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose Recoletos as it pulled off an emphatic 112-100 victory over Aspac Bank-University of Cebu in the Reinforced Partners Cup Sunday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

What was supposed to be a tense match between the undefeated rivals turned into a one-way affair as Bibbo-USJ-R dominated the game all throughout and never gave Aspac-UC a chance for a taste of the lead.

USJ-R came to the match prepared as coach Edito Salacot made sure his top gunners Manny Gabas and Luther Justiniani were present. The two have not been very active in the Partners Cup but had made their menacing presence felt last Sunday.

USJ-R’s win placed them atop the standing with an unblemished record and it will join the second round of eliminations with a 4-0 record. Aspac is second with 3-1.

Early lead

Bibbo’s victory was settled as early as the first few minutes as it sailed to a 25-8 lead. They bloated the gap in the second quarter to 63-47 behind the gallant efforts of Justiniani and Jan Malinao.

There were no significant changes in the second half as Jessmar Villahermosa and Armand Ponce took turns at scoring to bury the Webmasters further by 27 points, the biggest in the game, 92-65.

Jun Fajardo initiated Aspac-UC’s comeback in the fourth period as he scored 12 points in this period to pull UC closer, 85-99.

However, with just Fajardo doing all the dirty work, it was not enough to fix the damage that had been done by the Aspac squad.

Justiniani topscored for USJ-R with 23 points, while Hatague and Ponce had 12 each.

It was the losing team’s behemoth center Fajardo who had the game-high 27.

Meanwhile, the second round of the competition will start today in Inayawan.

Bibbo will once more flaunt its wares when it takes on Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco Greywolves. Aspac also hopes to bounce back from its recent debacle when it takes on Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats. (MCB)

amdgc82
01-08-2008, 06:13 AM
USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog goes for win 5 tonight
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman
Tuesday, January 8, 2008

The USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog seeks its fifth straight victory against Don Bosco/Unilab-Alaxan tonight as the Reinforced Partner’s Cup goes to its second round of elimination at the Inayawan gym, this city.

The Jaguars topped the first round with a 4-0 slate after an easy 112-102 victory over the UC-Aspac Bank last Sunday at the Cebu Coliseum.

USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog let UC’s 6’7” slotman Jun Mar Fajardo operate in the paint but prevented other UC players from contributing significantly in offense.

Games today: (Inayawan)

6:30 pm DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan vs. USJR/Bibbo Hotdog
8 pm CIT/Metro Gaisano vs. UC/Aspac Bank

The Jaguars struck hardest in the third period where they erected a 90-65 lead with still 2:28 minutes that it never relinquished despite repeated rallies by UC.

Luther Luke Justiniani, who topscored for USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog with 23 points, was unstoppable in the first half as he towed the team to a 63-47 advantage.

From there, USJ-R padded their lead to 67-47 in the third period but UC switched to a pressing defense and cut the lead to 63-75 with 5:20 remaining in the third period.

USJ-R played tit-for-tat and employed their variety of defense that fueled a 15-2 run for its largest lead 90-65.

Fajardo and Jonathan Canceran tried to fight back but UC muffed a number of easy baskets to go down to its defeat in four games.

Four other Jaguars scored in double figures with Hatague and Ponce netted 12 points apiece while Gudez and Malinao had 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Canceran scored 22 points for UC with Ortiguesa scoring 13 points and* Abellanosa had 12.

The scores:

USJR/Bibbo Hotdog (112) – Justiniani 23, Hatague 12, Ponce 12, Gudez 11, Malinao 10, Pateño 8, Pogoy 7, Villahermosa 7, Delfino 6, Gabas 5, Eguia 5, Lapiz 3, Bibera 2
UC/Aspac Bank (102) – Fajardo 27, Canceran 22, Ortiguesa 13, Abellanosa 12, Agas 6, Ceniza 5, Flanco 4, Luceño 4, Del Rosario 3, Abella 2, Abatayo 2, Juliane 2, Espinoza 2

Halftime: 63-47

ankle breaker
01-09-2008, 03:48 AM
is it going to be a preview of the finals?

amdgc82
01-09-2008, 06:40 AM
Jaguars roar
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 02:42pm (Mla time) 01/08/2008

Games today, January 08, 2008:
Inayawan gym
6:30 p.m. – Unilab/Alaxan-DBTC vs. Bibbo Hotdog-USJ-R
8 p.m. – Metro Gaisano-CIT vs. Aspac Bank-UC

What was billed to be a down-the-wire match-up between the tournament’s two top teams turned out to be nothing of the sort, as the Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJR) Jaguars routed the Aspac Bank-University of Cebu Webmasters, 112-100, in the Reinforced Partner’s Cup last Sunday at the Cebu Coliseum.

The win entrenched the Jaguars at the top of the five-team tournament with an unblemished 4-0 (win-loss) record after the first round while the Webmasters settled for second place with a 3-1 slate.

Making the feat even more impressive for Bibbo Hotdog was that it competed without an import.

USJR is the only squad playing with an intact core.

Bibbo Hotdog got off to a flying start as it raced to a 25-8 lead behind the hot shooting of Luther Justiniani and Bobby Hatague.

They then closed the first half on a rampage, going up by 16 points, 63-47.

The second half provided no respite for the embattled Webmasters as they went down by 27 points, 92-65.

Aspac Bank’s athletic behemoth Junmar Fajardo tried to anchor a comeback in the fourth stanza as he scored 12 of his game-high 27 markers, while anchoring a defense which held the Jaguars to just three points in the first five minutes, to come as close as 14, 85-99.

But it simply would not be enough as consecutive baskets from Armand Ponce, Jessmar Villahermosa and Jan Malinao, proved to be the nail in the Webmasters’ coffin. Justiniani led five Jaguars who scored in double figures with 23 points.

Both teams will be seeing action once again today as the second round starts at the Inayawan Sports Complex. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

amdgc82
01-10-2008, 07:08 AM
USJ-R now 5-0
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman
Thursday, January 10, 2008

The University of San Jose-Recoletos/Bibbo Hotdog continued its rampage while the University of Cebu-Aspac Bank rebounded from a loss as the Reinforced Partner’s Cup enters its second elimination round.

The Jaguars easily defeated Don Bosco Technology College-Alaxan 110-85 for its fifth win of the tournament even as the University of Cebu eked out a thrilling 85-83 victory over CIT-Metro Gaisano during last night’s doubleheader at Inayawan Sports Complex, this city.

USJ-R held a slim 41-36 advantage after the half but came out smoking in the third and fourth quarters.

With Delfino in the firing end, the Jaguars slowly built up the lead and coasted away to victory to keep Don Bosco winless after five games.

On the other hand, UC had to rely on a closing six-point scoring blitz by slotman Jun Mar Fajardo to slip past CIT, and rebound from its loss to USJ-R last Sunday.

CIT was leading 70-58 in the fourth quarter but when UC employed a press, it forced CIT into a spate of errors allowing UC to come within 73-78.

Then Fajardo scored six straight points to give UC a 79-78 advantage.

Just after Fajardo broke the heart of* CIT-Metro Gaisano, he also broke the ring of their frontcourt after he clung to it, after a missed slam, to avoid colliding with defender Jaca.

It took a while to fix the ring. When the game resumed, Fajardo missed the freethrows awarded to him then CIT’s Ryan Montealto made it 83-84 with only four seconds in the clock. A split from the line by* UC’s Kelvin Juliane made it 85-83.

UC improved to 4-1 slate, as they stay within striking distance with the leader, and the only undefeated team, the USJ-R Jaguars.

“We did it with defense. We did it by patience; the way we ran our offense,” said UC coach Roel Gomez after the win.

The scores:

First Game:

USJ-R/Bibbo (110) – Delfino 27, Gudez 17, Justiniani 16, Pateño 12, Ponce 8, Malinao 7, Villahermosa 5, Lapiz 4, Duran 3, Suliman 2, Bibera 2, Gabas 2

DBTC/Unilab (85) – Delos Santos 18, Aldave 14, Perturbos 11, Sunga 11, Baring 6, Enterina 5, Oberes 4, Apura 4, Alferez 4, Añagap 4, Villaver 3, Sasuman 2, Caballero 1 Halftime: 41-36

Second Game:

UC/Aspac Bank (85) – Abellanosa 26, Fajardo 22, Abatayo 10, Abella 10, Ortiguesa 6, Juliane 4, Flanco 3, Luceño 2, Espinoza 1, Connors 1

CIT/ Metro Gaisano (83) – Abobo 17, Jaca 15, Dela Cerna 13, Guangco 10, Ocañada 9, Resilla 5, Montealto 5, Lopez 4, Cañete 3, Reyes 2 Halftime: 43-40

amdgc82
01-10-2008, 07:11 AM
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Aspac dumps Metro Gaisano in Partners Cup
Sunstar Cebu

ASPAC Bank-University of Cebu had to move heaven and earth before surviving a last minute surge to beat the beefed-up Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats, 85-83, Tuesday night at the Inayawan Gym.

It was a seesaw battle as teams took turns taking the lead the entire game and the teams were even at the end of the third period at 58-all.

However, CIT, led by Karenrick dela Cerna and Sherwin Resilla, jumped off to a 12-0 run to register the biggest lead in the game, 70-58.

Aspac-UC was headed for the dumps until shooting guard Allain Abellanosa and 6-foot-7 beanpole Junmar Fajardo took charge.

Abellanosa scored nine points to slice CIT’s lead down to 71-75. Fajardo, meanwhile, completed consecutive three-point plays to hand UC the lead, 79-78 with 1:15 left.

Jansen Abella’s and Kelvin Juliane’s back-to-back baskets put Aspac Bank further up front, 84-78, with just a few ticks left.

In an effort to stop Aspac’s mammoth center, CIT’s reinforcement Jerry Jaca fouled Fajardo during an attempt at a dunk.

Fajardo bungled the dunk but his heavy frame bent the ring, causing a momentary stand still as it needed to be pushed back up.

Juliane capped the final tally as he scored three of four charities in the waning seconds for UC’s fourth win in five outings. Abellanosa led Aspac Bank with 26, while Fajardo scored 22.

Meanwhile, league-leader Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars proved once more why it is the top team in this competition as it clobbered Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco Greywolves, 110-85, to remain unblemished after five games.

After leading 23-5 in the first period, Bibbo Hotdog/USJR relaxed a bit and was faced by a determined Unilab squad, which fired a 17-0 bomb to take the lead, 24-23.

It was, however, short-lived as Bibbo-USJR woke up just as Luther Justiniani and Lyndon Gudez kept the team afloat as they led 41-36 at the turn. The third period became a Jabe Delfino show as he kept the team at a safe distance from their opponent.

Delfino led the scoring rampage with 27 as Gudez and Justiniani added 17 and 16, each.

Bibbo Hotdog-USJ-R (110)—Delfino 27, Gudez 17, Justiniani 16, Pateno 12, Ponce 8, Malinao 7, Villahermosa 5, Lapiz 4, Duran 3, Gabas 2, Bibera 2, Suliman 2
Unilab/Alaxan-DBC (85)—Delos Santos 18, Aldave 14, Sunga 11, Perturbos 11, Baring 6, Enterina 5, Anagap 4, Alferez 4, Apura 4, Oberes 4,Villaver 3, Sasuman 2, Caballero 1.

amdgc82
01-11-2008, 06:17 AM
USJ-R seeks repeat over UC
The Freeman
Friday, January 11, 2008

The USJ-R-Bibbo Hotdog stakes its unbeaten slate and top billing against UC-Aspac Bank tonight when the Reinforced Partner’s Cup travel to Danao City.

The Jaguars, who are toting a perfect 5-0 card, seeks to fortify their position for the semifinal round with a repeat victory over the Webmasters, whom they beat 102-92 last Sunday.

The USJ-R-Bibbo Hotdog is the only team in the tournament that doesn’t have any reinforcements. Coach Edito Salacut charges are the same team that had a strong showing in the CESAFI tournament, and their cohesion is reaping benefits.

Salacut will again rely on Lyndon Gudez, Manny Gabas, Ranulfo Malinao, Armand Ponce, Jabe Delino, Jessmar Villahermosa and Bobby Hatague, to counter any adjustments UC may employ in tonight’s game.

A win will give USJ-R the solo leadership going into the semifinal round even if UC wins its two remaining assignments. A loss will give UC a share of the lead and will make the tournament a bit interesting.

With the odds stacked against them, UC will try to give Jun Mar Fajardo some support, so they could avenge their loss last Sunday. In that game, Fajardo was able to score at will, but the other players were unable to contribute significantly to chalk up a victory.

Coach Roel Gomez will have to make the most of the trio - Allain Abellanosa, Jonathan Canceran and Janssen Abella - who are dangerous when left open, if they want give USJ-R some semblance of a fight.

In the first game, the USPF-R. Lapid’s Chicharon also seeks to repeat over winless DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan, a team they beat in the first round.

Coach Raul Latonio, Sr. hopes his team could chalk up a crucial win that will boost their chances in the semifinal round. (GGM)

amdgc82
01-11-2008, 06:19 AM
Aspac seeks to arrest Bibbo’s win streak
Sunstar Cebu
Friday, January 11, 2008

DANAO City will be treated to a down-the-wire action as the Reinforced Partners Cup shifts venue to the Danao City Civic Center tonight.

The curtain raiser at 6:30 p.m. pits two teams which are trying to push themselves out of the hellhole, while the night cap features the two teams, fighting for the solo leadership.

Up for the 6:30 p.m. battle are R. Lapid’s Chicharon-University of Southern Philippines Foundation and Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco College.

R. Lapid’s and Unilab Alaxan are both sporting 1-4 win-loss records and are currently at the bottom of the competition’s five-team pack. Defeating one team tonight will improve the slate of the other.

R. Lapid’s Chicharon eyes vengeance on Unilab/Alaxan, after the USPF squad of coach Raul Latonio suffered a beating from the latter in their first encounter during the first round of action.

R.Lapid-USPF’s Elvis Laba–res and Dennis Tabada, who constantly leads in the offensive, need to up their game further tonight in order for the team to exact revenge and improve its slate.

Meanwhile, DBC coach Rudy Enterina will be banking on Lester Sunga and Jeford Aldave, two of his best gunners, to keep the team’s dominance over USPF.

Battle

On the other hand, a cutthroat battle is expected in the main offering, which features league-leader Bibbo Hotdog University of San Jose Recoletos and current runner for the top spot, Aspac Bank-University of Cebu.

Aspac, which currently holds a 4-1 win-loss record, hopes to end Bibbo Hotdog’s five-game winning streak. If Aspac win tonight, it could put the team at the top with Bibbo.

In their last outing, Aspac Bank put up a disappointing performance. What was expected to be an exciting match turned to be a flop as Aspac failed to give up a fight and was easily clobbered by Bibbo Hotdog, 112-110, the last time. It will not be the case tonight as Aspac is looking for payback.

Aspac will be relying mostly on its mammoth center Junmar Fajardo, who has showed excellent performance in the entire league, and consistently scores above 20 points.

Assistance

Expected to provide assistance are Allain Abellanosa, who dictated the team’s tempo in their game against Cebu Institute of Technology with import Kane Abatayo and Jonathan Canceran.

Bibbo hopes to maintain the winning run and expected to carry the scoring cudgels for Bibbo is Jabe Delfino, who proved to be a revelation to the USJ-R squad.

Delfino led Bibbo’s scoring in its latest game against Unilab/Alaxan with a whooping 27 markers, relegating regular hotshots Lyndon Gudez and Luther Justiniani to supporting roles. (MCB)

thadzonline
01-12-2008, 01:40 AM
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Sunstar Cebu

Demape to suit up for Metro Gaisano-CIT

GILBERT Demape, widely described as Cebu’s Michael Jordan, will gear up for Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology in the Reinforced Partners Cup this Sunday in Talisay City.

Demape’s exceptional skills, which he displayed while playing for CIT in his college days, earned him the Michael Jordan comparison.

The former Wildcat already left his mark on the national basketball scene, having played for Philippine Team.

After college, Demape, who is from Mandaue City, played with the Philippine Basketball League before playing for the Manila Metro stars in the now defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association. He moved to the country’s premier basketball league, the Philippine Basketball Association, where he was able to play for Talk ‘N Text,
Purefoods and Sta. Lucia.

Import

Demape will be the second popular import for Metro Gaisano-CIT, after Jerry Jaca joined the team earlier. Jaca also had a brief stint with the professional leagues.

CIT head coach Alex dela Torre said that he hopes his team will finally improve its standing now that its lineup has been reinforced.

“I am hoping that we would have a better game since Demape has a lot of maturity and experience,” dela Torre said.

Metro Gaisano-CIT only has one win after five outings and hopes for a better slate after Sunday’s game.

No problem

Partners Cup official Felix Tiukinhoy said the tournament has no problem with CIT adding a new member in its roster midway into the competition.

Tiukinhoy said they allowed it since not all of the reinforcements can play regularly.

“There are times when these players can only play for certain times and can no longer finish the tournament because of other commitments,” Tiukinhoy said.

Tiukinhoy said that teams that have reinforcements can only field two imports on the court. “As long as this rule is followed then there is no trouble,” he said.

CIT is consistently strong in the first period but always crumbles at crunch time. Apart from Jaca and Demape, the team depends on Sherwin Abobo and Sherwin Resilla, members of the team’s regular roster. (MCB)

amdgc82
01-13-2008, 07:09 AM
USJ-R spoils Fajardo’s big night
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman
Sunday, January 13, 2008

Jun Mar Fajardo missed a potential game-winning basket and lost everything including his career-highs 40 points and 18 rebounds.

This is best way to describe USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog’s come-from-behind 85-82 victory over UC/Aspac Bank in a hotly-contested game of the Reinforced CESAFI Partners Cup that resulted into the ejection of Randy Pogoy and incited few instances of near fights last Friday night at the Danao City Sports and Civic Center.

Losing a 19-point lead in the first period, Fajardo could just be the man to deliver the upset ax on USJ-R/Bibbo. However, he flubbed a well-designed short jumper in the final 6.4 seconds of the contest that would have given UC/Aspac Bank the marginal win with the score standing at* 82-83* in favor of* USJ-R.

In the ensuing sequence, Lydon Gudez was quickly fouled and then cooly sank his free throws to settle the final tally as USJ-R walked away with its six straight victory in as many games. UC fell to 4-2.

UC got off to an impressive start and took a commanding 27-8 lead with 1:39 left in the first quarter. At that time, USJ-R’s Pogoy was thrown out of the game for hitting UC’s Lloyd Ortiguesa on the nape.

Tension flared from thereon as the two protagonists figured in a very emotional and physical game. Luther Luke Justiniani of USJ-R had an altercation with UC’s Robert Sting Espinoza and Marvin Ceniza during a wild scramble for* ball possession.

Playing without top gunner Allain Abellanosa and back-up scorer Jonathan Canceran, UC wilted down the stretch especially when Kelvin Juliane was pulled out due to injury. That paved the way for USJ-R’s daring comeback.

Gabe Delfino topped USJ-R with 25 points. He was ably supported in scoring by Justiniani and Gudez, who finished with 15 and 14 points, respectively.

On the other end, it was only Ortiguesa who provided Fajardo an ample support with 17 points.

In the other game, DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan quelled a spirited endgame rally by USPF/R. Lapid’s Chicharon* to eke out an 81-76 triumph. DBTC improved its win-loss record to 2-4, while USPF slipped to 1-4.

Interestingly, Alain de los Santos was the lone double-digit scorer for DBTC with 22 points. Elvis Labares paced USPF with 26 points followed by Michael Sereño with 10.

The scores

First game

DBTC-Unilab-Alaxan (81) - De los Santos 22, Aldave 9, Sunga 9, Perturbos 9, Apura 7, Oberes 5, Alferez 5, Colegado 5, Baring 3, Enterina 2

USPF/R. Lapid’s Chicharon (76) - Labares 26, Sereño 10, Mercader 8, Bardilas 8, Muñez 6, Nemenzo 5, Tabada 4, Monterde 2, Avila 1 Halftime: 38-34

Second game

USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog (85) -* Delfino 25, Justiniani 15, Gudez 14, Ponce 8, Hatague 8, Malinao 4, Villahermosa 3, Gabas 2, Pateño 2

UC/Aspac Bank (82) -* Fajardo 40, Ortiguesa 17, Luceño 6, Abatayo 4, Ceniza 4, Flanco 3, Abella 2, Agas 2, Juliane 1, Espinoza 1, Connors 1 Halftime: 45-40

amdgc82
01-13-2008, 02:24 PM
Bibbo Hotdog-USJR scores another win over Aspac-UC
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 08:57am (Mla time) 01/13/2008

ROUND TWO of the brewing rivalry between the Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars and the Aspac Bank-University of Cebu Webmasters may have been a lot closer, but the result remained the same.

USJ–R extended its undefeated streak to six with an 85-82 win over UC in the Reinforced Partner’s Cup last Friday at the packed Danao Civic Center.

While their encounter in the first round was a sleeper with the Jaguars comfortably winning 112-100, the game last Friday was much more intense.

The Webmasters frustrated Bibbo Hotdog early on as they held a 19-point lead, 27-8, in the opening canto.

Bibbo Hotdog’s frustrations came to a boiling point early in the second canto as bruiser Randy Pogoy was ejected from the ballgame after committing an unsportsmanlike foul on UC’s Lloyd Ortiguesa.

However, Pogoy’s ejection lit a fire under the Jaguars as they immediately responded with a blazing 15-2 run to come to within six, 24-30.

A 16-1 blast at the end of the first half eventually put Bibbo Hotdog in the driver’s seat, 45-40.

Aspac Bank kept the game close despite missing the services of hotshot guard Allain Abellanosa and wingman Jonathan Canceran as they rallied behind the 19 second half points of Junmar Fajardo, who finished with a tournament-high 40 markers.

The Webmasters had a chance to take the lead with less than 10 seconds left but Fajardo hurried and missed a shot along the right baseline.

In the first game, Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco repeated over the R. Lapid’s Chicharon-University of Southern Philippines, 81-76.

Meanwhile, former MBA, PBL and PBA star Gilbert Demape suits up for the Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats when they battle R. Lapid’s at 6 p.m. in Talisay City today. Correspondent Jonas Panerio

thadzonline
01-13-2008, 11:27 PM
Fajardo bucked a very slow start and had a strong second half as UC-Aspac beat DBTC Alaxan in overtime, 112-101 at the Talisay City Sports Complex.

DBTC exposed much of Fajardo's weaknesses in the first quarter, double teaming him at the post while also running on offense. DBTC had a chance to win it in regulation after UC's Janssen Abella fouled DBTC's Rodolfo Enterina III. But Enterina missed his first foul shot and made the second to send the game to overtime.

In OT, UC went to Fajardo down low and Janssen Abella and Allain Abellanosa provided some outside sniping as DBTC eventually lost steam. Fajardo finished with 34 points including a slam he completed off an alley oop feed from Abella. Abellanosa provided ample support with 17 markers. DBTC was led by Delos Santos' and Jake Alferez's 23 points each.

In the other game CIT went to their veterans Gilbert Demape and Jerry Jaca to outwit a stubborn USPF at endgame, 83-80

amdgc82
01-15-2008, 06:16 AM
Encounter, worst kind
By Marian C. Baring
Sun.Star Staff Reporter
Tuesday, January 15, 2008

IN their first encounter, the Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology lost big time to R. Lapid’s Chicharon-University of Southern Philippines Foundation.

When they met again Sunday night for the second round of the Reinforced Partners Cup, Metro Gaisano needed just one person to turn the tables around, Gilbert Demape, to exact revenge when it pulled off an 83-80 sneaker over R. Lapid’s, at the Talisay City Sports Complex.

The former Philippine Basketball Association stalwart showed little flair in the first period. He was only trying to find his groove and soon found it in the second period, when he and ex-PBA player Jerry Jaca lifted Metro Gaisano.

Demape, who in the 90s was known as the “Michael Jordan of Cebu,” failed to score in the first period, but managed to relax in the second. Demape and Jaca virtually scored all of Metro Gaisano’s production in the second period to end the half with 37-31 lead, which ended with a buzzer beating trey from Demape—the reason he was given the monicker.

CIT exploded in the next frame to further pad its lead to as much as 19, 58-73, with still Demape at the helm.

R. Lapid’s-USPF managed to get back on track in the final frame 25-16 run, but it was only good for slicing the lead down as they failed to complete a comeback to eventually bow down to Metro Gaisano-CIT.

Demape completed a much-appreciated service to his trailing alma mater with 16 markers, while Jaca topscored with 22 points. Metro Gaisano-CIT now has a 2-4 win-loss record, while the losers slinked further down the standings.

In the second game, Aspac Bank-University of Cebu, a seeded team, eluded what could have been a huge upset as they won over a headstrong Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco College in extra period, 112-101.

Alaxan answered Aspac Bank’s rallies with the same intensity to be at par with them the entire time. Making it easier for Unilab/Alaxan was the slow first period of Aspac’s center Junmar Fajardo. After an impressive 41 points in its game against Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose Recoletos, the 6-foot-7 pole failed to score a single basket in the opening frame. He, however, made up in the next three and the overtime period to score 34 points.

In the fourth period, Aspac was leading by two points, 90-89 and with just six seconds left, had the chance to win the game. However, Aspac’s Jansen Abella committed capital sin and fouled Rodolfo Enterina, who was sent to the free throw line. Enterina, however, could only convert one of the two charities, which sent the game to overtime.

Unilab/Alaxan lost steam in the extension to allow Aspac to take its fifth straight victory. (MCB)

amdgc82
01-15-2008, 06:18 AM
Fajardo, Demape spark teams to victory
By Gabby G. Malagar
The Freeman
Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Jun Mar Fajardo was unstoppable in the overtime period while former pro Gilbert Demape showed his court savvy all night long during the games of the Reinforced Partners Cup at the Talisay Gym last Sunday.

The 6’7” slotman scored 11 of UC’s 22 points in overtime, including a thunderous slam, in the last 42 seconds to lift UC-Aspac Bank to a 112-101 conquest of DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan.

Demape, on the other hand, scored a quiet 16 points but his leadership proved to be the decisive as CIT-Metro Gaisano closed out a precarious 83-80 victory over USPF-R. Lapid’s Chicharon.

Fajardo, who was held to seven points in the entire first half, suddenly found his rhythm back in the second period and struck hardest in the overtime period. He finished with 34 points, leading all scorers, but most importantly shoved UC to a 5-2 slate.

Games today: (Cebu Coliseum)

4:30 pm UC/Aspac vs. USPF/R. Lapid’s Chicharon
6 pm USJR/Bibbo Hotdog vs. CIT/Metro Gaisano

Demape’s first game in CIT uniform since 1995, gave the team confidence, as it chalked up win number two in six games. With Demape leading the offense and defense, CIT stopped USPF’s repeated rallies, the last with 7.2 seconds. In that sequence, Jordan Bardilas missed a jumper that could have sent the game into overtime, after CIT put up an excellent defense.

The scores:

First Game:

CIT/Metro (83)- Jaca 22, Demape 16, Abobo 11, Montealto 10, Reyes 10, Dela Cerna 8, Molero 2, Cañete 2, Estrada 2
USPF/R. Lapid’s Chicharon (80)- Labares 26, Rogado 14, Nemenzo 14, Bardilas 7, Tabada 6, Sereño 4, Avila 4, Gulane 3, Travero 1* Halftime: 37-31

Second Game:

UC/Aspac Bank (112)- Fajardo 34, Abellanosa 17, Abella 14, Agas 11, Juliane 10, Abatayo 7, Ortigeusa 7, Ceniza 7, Luceño 2, Flanco 3, Connors 2
DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan (101)- Alferez 23, Delos Santos 23, Enterina 15, Sunga 9, Perturbos 8, Colegado 5, Baring 4, Villaver 3, Apura 3, Oberes 2, Caballero 2

Halftime: 42-45

thadzonline
01-15-2008, 09:08 AM
twas not the 5th straight win of UC-Aspac as they came from a loss to Bibbo/USJ-R in Danao.

and I am now confused re: rule on imports for the Partners Cup which was supposed to be players who played for the school within 5 years from the start of the tournament, Demape last played for CIT in 1995, 12 years ago

amdgc82
01-16-2008, 05:57 AM
Not this time
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 15:19:00 01/15/2008

The Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildcats has seen plenty of their leads go down the drain in the tournament.

However, with ex-PBA stalwart Gilbert Demape back to suit up for his former alma mater, déjà vu did not come to haunt them Sunday night.

Behind the undisputed King Wildcat, CIT pulled off an 83-80 win over the R. Lapid’s Chicharon-University of Southern Philippines Panthers in the Reinforced Partner’s Cup at the Talisay City Gym to improve its standings to 2-4 (win-loss).

Demape struggled early in the game, missing on all five of his attempts, but provided the court leadership to steer CIT to a 17-16 lead after the first period.

Another ex-PBA draftee, Jerry Jaca, then exploded in the ensuing stanza, scoring 12 markers before Demape punctuated Metro Gaisano’s sizzling run with a buzzer-beating trifecta at halftime for a 37-31 cushion.

The lead went up to a high of 19 points, 58-37 as Demape finally found his rhythm, scoring nine points, hitting two three-pointers while finding his teammates for easy baskets.

However, just like in their previous encounter in the first round, the Panthers clawed their way back to within three but Demape would can the last two of his 16 points to clinch the win.

Meanwhile, in the second game, the Aspac Bank-University of Cebu Webmasters escaped the upset axe as they outlasted the resilient Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco Greywolves in overtime, 112-101.

The Greywolves had a chance to win the game in regulation after point guard Rodolfo Enterina was sent to the free-throw line after he was fouled by UC’s Jansen Abella in the open court with 0.6 seconds left and UC leading 90-89.

Enterina, though, succumbed to the pressure and made just one of two to send the game into overtime.

There, 6-foot-7 behemoth Junmar Fajardo asserted his dominance, scoring nine of his 34 points, punctuated by a one-handed alley-hoop slam. UC has now won its fifth game in seven outings. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

amdgc82
01-16-2008, 05:59 AM
Silence, Fajardo and a breakout game
By Marian C. Baring
Sun.Star Staff Reporter
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

THE Cebu Coliseum fell dramatically silent in yesterday’s first game of the Reinforced Partners Cup basketball competition.

Quite a number of seats were empty and the regular basketball fanatics who were not there missed out on a lot as they failed to witness the breakout game of Aspac Bank-University of Cebu’s center Junmar Fajardo.

Touted a year ago more for his height and lanky figure than his ability to shoot a ball, Fajardo came a long way since his debut in the first Partners Cup. Yesterday, the 6-foot-7 behemoth showed a performance that was nothing short of spectacular as he scored a whooping 50 points to lift Aspac Bank-UC to a 108-100 win over R. Lapid’s Chicharon.

What made the win even sweeter was that it was a come-from-behind and an overtime win.

“He was gone for almost a year from the basketball scene, but he had been in therapy and we had taught him a lot and he had improved dramatically,” said therapist Dr. Dejaño, who had attended to Fajardo after he suffered an injury during the first Partners Cup.

Record-breaking

Fajardo broke his own record in this competition. He scored 40 points earlier in Danao, which was then the highest for the league. He is also the first player to have breached the 50-point marker since the 90s, a feat that was accomplished by Aldrin Ocañada.

This was the second time that Aspac Bank foiled a possible upset. Last Sunday, it also pulled off a backdoor win over Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco College, which was also extended to overtime.

Yesterday, R. Lapid’s came rampaging into the game and was able to build a confident 19-point lead, and was dictating the game’s tempo for the better part of it.

In the final period, Aspac Bank-UC, which was behind, 57-76, initiated a rousing comeback behind Kelvin Juliane to widen the gap to a reachable, 86-88.

Pressure

By this time, the once composed R. Lapid’s came crashing down as they succumbed to pressure to force crucial turnovers.

Fajardo then tied the game at 88-all in the final 24 seconds with an easy fastbreak layup. Jansen Abella missed a supposedly winning basket to force overtime.

Abella and Juliane, with Fajardo, owned the extra period en route to UC’s sixth win in eight games. Fajardo then completed his 50-point performance with a slam dunk in the final few ticks. He earned a technical for hanging at the ring too long and received a few lashing from coach Rhoel Gomez, but this did not stop UC from taking its victory.

Juliane scored 22 markers, while Abella had 14. USPF’s losing bid was led by Bogart Nemenzo, who had 23. USPF fell to a 1-6 slate.

Aspac Bank-UC (108)--Fajardo 50, Juliane 22, Abella 14, Abatayo 9, Agas 5, Flanco 3, Canceran 3
R. Lapid’s-USP (100)--Nemenzo 23, Rogado 19, Avila 12, Gulane 11, Bardilas 10, Rivera 6, Tabada 5, Monterde 4. (MCB)

amdgc82
01-16-2008, 06:00 AM
Fajardo powers UC with 50-pt game
By Gabby Malagar
The Freeman
Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Six-foot-seven giant Jun Mar Fajardo had his most dominating game so far - 50 points, 17 rebounds and three blocked shots - to help UC-Aspac Bank eke out a come from behind 108-100 overtime victory over USPF-R. Lapid’s Chicharon in last night’s game of the Reinforced Partner’s Cup at the Cebu Coliseum.

Fajardo scored at will in the overtime period, including a trademark slam with 19.4 ticks left and UC leading 108-99. Fajardo was whistled for a technical for hanging in the ring but the game was already in the bag for UC.

The slotman had his second scoring spree in the tournament. Last Sunday he scored 40 points in UC’s loss to frontrunner USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog. This time around, Fajardo made sure his efforts would not go to waste.

UC was looking at a 76-57 disadvantage in the fourth quarter when Kelvin Juliane scored seven straight points to ignite a 12-2 binge that closed the gap, 69-78.

Another crippling 11-2 run, with Juliane again leading the attack, tied the score at 88, late in the fourth quarter.

USPF then squandered their chance to win by blowing an inbound pass that paved the way for the extra period.

With UC getting the momentum, USPF could only watch in awe as Fajardo dominated the game to give UC its sixth win in eight games. The loss dropped USPF to a 1-6 slate.

The scores

UC/Aspac(108)- Fajardo 50, Juliane 22, Abella 14, Abatayo 9, Agas 5, Flanco 3, Ceniza 2

USPF/R. Lapid’s Chicharon (100)—Nemenzo 23, Rogado 19,Avila 12,* Gulane 11, Sereño 10, Rivera 6, Tabada 5, Monterde 4, Halftime: 36-47 OT. 88-all Reg.

amdgc82
01-17-2008, 12:30 AM
Aspac rallies from 19 down to beat R Lapid
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 15:34:00 01/16/2008

The Aspac Rural Bank-University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters captured their sixth win in spectacular fashion, coming back from a 19-point deficit in the final period to beat the R. Lapid's Chicharon-University of Southern Philippines (USP) Panthers, 108-100, in the Reinforced Partner's Cup, on Tuesday at the Cebu Coliseum.

UC's 6-foot-7 behemoth, Junmar Fajardo, exploded for 50 points, breaking his own mark of 40 points for a tournament record, while becoming the first player to reach the half-century mark in the collegiate scene since the University of the Visayas' Aldrin Ocañada did it in the early 90s.

Staring at a 76-57 deficit at the onset of the fourth, the Webmasters, who struggled with their perimeter sniping in the first three periods, suddenly went on a shooting display.

Kelvin Juliane sparked the comeback with 10 points during that stretch, draining two trifectas, to help Aspac Bank come to within just two, 86-88.

Fajardo tied the game at 88-apiece with a fastbreak layup, with 24 seconds remaining.

UC had a chance to win the game in regulation but Jansen Abella missed a fadeaway from the baseline as time expired.

From then on, it was all Aspac Bank and all Fajardo as the giant from Pinamungahan scored 10 of the team’s 20 points in overtime, punctuated by a thunderous slam-dunk with 19.4 seconds left, for his 50th point. R. Lapid's was led by the 23 points of Bogart Nemenzo while Moncrief Rogado had 19 points for the Panthers, who fell to 1-6.

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01-17-2008, 12:36 AM
Bibbo nails 7th win
Sunstar Cebu
Thursday, January 17, 2008

BIBBO Hotdog-University of San Jose Recoletos cruised to its seventh straight win in the Reinforced Partners Cup as it mangled the Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology, 94-71, Tuesday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

After an impressive performance against R. Lapid’s-University of Southern Philippines Foundation, Metro Gaisano-CIT’s reinforcements, former Philippine Basketball Association stalwarts Gilbert Demape and Jerry Jaca were of little help to their alma mater as Bibbo blasted off to an early 10-0 lead.

Demape and Jaca led Metro Gaisano-CIT in their win against USPF. Yesterday however, Demape, who played for various teams in the PBA, was held scoreless and former PBA draftee Jaca could only come up with 16 points.

Bibbo-USJR employed a balanced attack to click on all cylinders for the easy win. Also, Bibbo-USJR of coach Edito Salacot did not lean on just one person to do the job as everyone contributed to keep all areas covered.

Bibbo-USJR was able to post a 46-29 lead in the first half. With the lead, Bibbo was expected to relax a bit, but this was not the case. Things did not go one beat slower as Jabe Delfino, Jessmar Villahermosa and Jan Malinao padded their team’s lead to 25, 75-50, which was too much for CIT to dig out of.

Three Bibbo players—Luther Justiniani, Manny Gabas and Bobby Hatague—carried the scoring load as they posted double digits, combining for 41 points.

Sherwin Abobo was the sole bright spot of Metro Gaisano as he scattered 22 points for his team. (MCB)

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01-17-2008, 12:38 AM
USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog goes for elims sweep
The Freeman
Thursday, January 17, 2008

The USJR-Bibbo Hotdog guns for a sweep of the elimination round versus USPF-R. Lapid’s Chicharon tonight as the Reinforced Partners Cup goes to the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Center.

USJ-R hopes to extend its winning streak to eight games and move to the semifinals as the top team.*

Earlier tonight, DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan and CIT-Metro Gaisano battle for the third spot and avoid colliding with the powerhouse USJ-R in the semis. The UC-Aspac Bank, which idle today, is in solo second with a 6-2 slate.

In the semifinal round, the top team plays the number four team while the number two team plays the number three team, all in a best-of-three affairs. The semifinals start January 22 at the Cebu Coliseum.

Games today (Mandaue City)

7:30 pm DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan vs. CIT/ Metro Gaisano
8 pm USJR/Bibbo vs. R. Lapid’s Chicharon

The USJR/Bibbo Hotdog chalked up their seventh win, the other day, with an easy 94-71 victory over the CIT/Metro Gaisano. USJR’s defense shackled former pro Gilbert Demape all game long and prevented the point guard from scoring any basket during the ballgame.

Luther Luke Justiniani paced the winners with 16 points. His two other teammates Gabas and Hatague scored 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Sherwin Abobo took the scoring load for CIT and finished with 22 points. Ryan Montealto scored 18 points while Jerry Jaca canned 16 markers.

The scores:

USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog (94)- Justiniani 16, Gabas 13, Hatague 12,* Gudez 9, Ponce 8, Delfino 7, Malinao 7, Villahermosa 6, Bibera 5, Eguia 4, Pateño 4, Soliman 3

CIT/Metro Gaisano (71)- Abobo 22, Montealto 18, Jaca 16, Estrada 5, Reyes 4, Cañete 3, Ocañada 2, Lopez 1 Halftime: 46-29 (GGM)

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01-18-2008, 06:24 AM
Bibbo-USJ-R claims 7th straight win
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 13:01:00 01/17/2008

Games today
(Mandaue Sports Complex)

7 pm – Unilab/Alaxan-DBC vs Metro Gaisano-CIT
8:30 pm – Bibbo Hotdog-USJ-R vs R. Lapid’s Chicharon-USP

CLAIMING their seventh consecutive win was not a problem for the powerhouse Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars following their convincing, 94-71 win over the Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats in the Reinforced Partner’s Cup last Tuesday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Not even the presence of two ex-PBA players on the Wildcats’ side could slow down the rampaging Jaguars, who blew the game wide open in the opening buzzer with a 26-14 lead with veterans Armand Ponce, Luther Justiniani, Bobby Hatague and Lyndon Gudez leading the charge.

Jerry Jaca, a 2003 draft pick of Purefoods, and CIT’s newest addition, the “Michael Jordan of Cebu,” Gilbert Demape were rendered useless in the first half, after combining for a forgettable three points, and spending most of that stretch on the bench, as Bibbo rolled to a 46-29 lead at the half.

The second half was no difference as the Jaguars built a 25-point cushion, 75-50, behind the consistent production of their shock troopers Jabe Delfino, Jessmar Villahermosa and Jan Malinao.

The closest the Wildcats could come from there would be 17 points, 58-75, with Sherwin Abobo single-handedly carrying the team. His heroics however failed, as the Wildcats fell to their fifth loss in seven outings.

Justiniani led the Jaguars with 16 points while left handed big man Manny Gabas added 13 for Bibbo Hotdog, who topped the standings with a clean, 7-0 mark. The Hotdogs will try to complete an undefeated run through the elimination round when they face cellar-dwellers R. Lapid’s Chicharon today.

Demape, who played big in CIT’s second win last Sunday, was held scoreless while Abobo topscored with 22 points. Jaca had 16 points.

BOX SCORES:

Bibbo Hotdog-USJ-R (94) Justiniani 16, Gabas 13, Hatague 12, Gudez 9, Ponce 8, Malinao 7, Delfino 7, Villahermosa 6, Bibera 5, Pateno 4, Eguia 4, Soliman 3

Metro Gaisano-CIT (71) Abobo 22, Montealto 18, Jaca 16, Estrada 5, Reyes 4, Canete 3, Lopez 1. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

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01-19-2008, 05:59 AM
USJR player hurt in bad fall during Partners Cup match
By Marian C. Baring
Sun.Star Staff Reporter
Saturday, January 19, 2008

AFTER a problem-free staging of the Reinforced Partners Cup, tragedy struck at the last minute with one player, drenched in his own blood, taken out of the venue on a stretcher last Thursday.

The accident at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Center came on the final game of the last day of eliminations.

Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose Recoletos Jaguars ended the elimination round with an 8-0 sweep after its 96-80 win over R. Lapid’s Chicharon-University of Southern Philippines Foundation.

High cost

The win, however, came at a high cost as one of its dependable forwards, Jabe Delfino, figured in an accident. He suffered a head-first bad fall, three minutes into the final period.

Bibbo had a hard time shaking off the gritty and win-hungry R. Lapid’s the whole game. They were ahead by one point, 67-66, when the incident happened.

Delfino went up in an attempt to block R. Lapid’s Jordan Bardilas. It was however a fake and just as Delfino descended, Bardilas went up. The two almost collided and it was at this point that Delfino fell.

This was the first time in the entire tournament, that the medics on standby had to rush to a player’s aid. A dazed Delfino was motionless for a while, silencing the tensed crowd. A small pool of blood had formed on the floor where he fell.

The accident spurred USJ-R, which went into a 13-0 run to take complete control of the game.

Lyndon Gudez and Armand Ponce top-scored for Bibbo with 25 points each. Bibbo grabbed the top spot and will be taking on Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology in the best of three crossover semifinals.

Metro Gaisano took third place following its 76-71 come-from-behind win over Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco College.

Don Bosco College actually had the win within reach as they zoomed to a 13-point lead early in the game. Metro Gaisano managed to claw out of the deficit and retaliated in the final stretch to carve the hard-earned win.

Jerry Jaca grabbed 25 points while Sherwin Abobo added 18.

DBC still managed to salvage fourth place in the rankings to take the final semis slot. It will take on Aspac Bank-University of Cebu in the other semifinal match-up. (MCB)

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01-19-2008, 06:00 AM
USJ-R sweeps elims, but loses player to head injury
The Freeman
Saturday, January 19, 2008

The USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog Jaguars completed an 8-0 sweep but lost key player Jabe Delfino in their 96-80 trouncing of USPF/R. Lapid’s Chicharon at the end of the double elimination round of the Reinforced Partners Cup at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex, last night.

Delfino had a fall and suffered a nasty cut on his head. He had to be carried in a stretcher and rushed to the Perpetual Succor Hospital where he is confined for treatment.

As of presstime, there is no word as to the condition of Delfino.

The incident happened with 7:40 in the fourth quarter when Delfino bit on a fake by USPF’s Jordan Bardillas. Delfino, on his way down, hit the back of the head of Bardillas before falling on the floor.

It was double back eye for Delfino as he was whistled for a foul. His team was then holding on to a slim 67-64 lead. USJ-R went on to win and moves to the crossover semifinal round as topseeds.

The best-of-three crossover semifinal round starts on January 27 at the Mandaue Sports and Cultural Complex.

The organizers revised the pairings of the semifinal round. This time, the top team plays the number three team, while the number two team battles the number four team.* *With this format, USJ-R plays CIT in the first semifinal pairing, while UC tangles DBTC in the other series.

In the first game, CIT-Metro Gaisano repeated over DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan 76-71.

The scores:

First Game:

CIT/Metro Gaisano (76) – Jaca 25, Abobo 18, Dela Cerna 7, Demape 6, Montelato 6, Molero 4, Resilla 4, Reyes 4, Ocañada 2

DBTC/Unilab (71) – Apura 12, Perturbos 12, Villaver 12, Caballero 9, Colegado 6, Bugtai 6, Enterina 5, Delos Santos 5, Añagap 2,* Aldave* 2 Halftime: 41-40

Second Game:

USJ-R/Bibbo (96) –Ponce 25, Gudez 23, Hatague 8, Bibera 8, Duran 6, Soliman* 4, Gabas 4, Malinao* 4, Eguia 2, Delfino 2, Lapiz 2, Pateño 1, Pogoy 1, Villahermosa* 1

USPF/R. Lapid’s (80) –Nemenzo 21, Rogado 15, Sereño 9, Labares 8, Moriles 8, Paradero 5, Muñez 3, Avila 3, Bardilas 2,* Tabada 2, Monterde 2 Halftime:* 39-40 (GGM)

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01-19-2008, 06:59 PM
USJ-R five sweeps elimination games
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 08:56:00 01/19/2008

THE BIBBO Hotdog-University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars completed a sweep of the elimination round of the Reinforced Partner's Cup after they cruised past the R. Lapid's Chicharon-University of Southern Philippines Panthers, 96-80, Thursday at the Mandaue Sports Complex.

The win, however, came at a very steep price as it cost them wiry forward Jabe Delfino, who was left bloodied on the floor, after landing on his head at the 7:40 mark of the fourth period.

Delfino, who has been instrumental in the unbeaten streak of the Jaguars in the tournament, bit on the fake on the Panthers' guard Jordan Bardilas and got caught up in mid-air, before landing awkwardly on his head.

He was attended to immediately by the medical staff of the tournament, and was rushed to the hospital (see separate story).

The injury, though, lit a fire under the Jaguars, as they effectively went on a blazing 13-0 run, to take full control of the game.

Armand Ponce and Lyndon Gudez topscored for Bibbo Hotdog with 25 points apiece.

The win was Bibbo's eighth consecutive victory, for a top-seed placing heading into the best-of-three semifinals, which will commence on January 27.

Their opponents will be ex-PBA players Gilbert Demape, Jerry Jaca and the rest of the Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats, who grabbed the third seed after holding on for a 76-71 win over the Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco Greywolves.

Despite the loss, the Greywolves snatched the fourth-seed and will take on the Aspac Bank-University of Cebu Webmasters in the semifinals.

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01-19-2008, 07:00 PM
Partners’ Cup to shoulder medical expenses of Delfino
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 09:01:00 01/19/2008

THE CONTROVERSY that kept Cesafi powerhouse teams University of the Visayas and the University of San Carlos from playing in the Reinforced Partner's Cup was laid to rest yesterday.

Tournament organizer and Cesafi commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy divulged that they will take care of all the medical expenses concurred by Bibbo Hotdog forward Jabe Delfino, as a result of his terrible fall in their game last Thursday.

The fall gave him a laceration at the back portion of his head, which took six stitches to close up.

The expenses will be taken out of the P100,000 injury fund of the tournament, which teams agreed to before the competition's tip-off.

Earlier, the seven-time Cesafi champions UV and the two-time runners-up, USC, expressed their hesitation to join the tournament after seeing their players get injured in the first Partner's Cup and not get sufficient financial help for the treatment of their injuries.

Tiukinhoy also added that the expenses of Troy Mercader of the R. Lapid's Chicharon-University of Southern Philippines Panthers, who injured his knee in Talisay last Sunday, has also been taken cared of.

As of yesterday, Delfino was still admitted at the Perpetual Succour Hospital under the care of Dr. Roel Dejano.

According to Dejano, who is the head of the Sports Rehabilitation Center, Delfino was conscious and oriented when he was taken into the hospital. He was admitted for observation to make sure that his neurological condition was stable. Correspondent Jonas Panerio

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01-27-2008, 05:40 AM
http://philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=52&type=2&sec=73&aid=20080126115

CESAFI Partners Cup semis on today
By Gabby G. Malagar
Sunday, January 27, 2008

The unbeaten topseed USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog and second-ranked UC/Aspac Bank take on separate rivals in the Reinforced CESAFI Partners Cup best-of-three semifinals tonight at the Mandaue City and Cultural Center.

Games today (Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex)

7 pm UC/Aspac Bank vs. DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan
8:30 pm USJ-R/Bibbo vs. CIT/Metro Gaisano

The USJ-R Jaguars, who completed an eight-game elimination round sweep, will go up against the CIT/Metro Gaisano in the main game at 8:30 pm, right after UC-AsPac Bank collides with DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan in the 7 pm opener.

The Jaguars are expected to make life in the hardcourt miserable for ex-pro Gilbert Demape and his buddy Jerry Jaca, who have* given the CIT/Metro Gaisano at least a chance to survive* in the double round elimination where they finished as* third seed with a* 3-5 win-loss record.

The Bibbo Hotdog-backed Jaguars are a very cohesive team and there will be no surprise at all if they will sweep CIT and breeze into the finals without any glitch.

Even if they are playing without the injured Jabe Delfino, it doesn’t matter for the Jaguars because they are still loaded with a bunch of deadly offensive guns in the likes of Lyndon Gudez, Armand Ponce, Bobby Hatague, Jessmar Villahermosa Manny Gabas and Ranulfo Malinao.

It would be lucky for CIT/Metro to gain a new lease on life this time, nevertheless, the Wildcats are capable of pulling a major upset more so if the Jaguars will take them lightly.

In the other game, UC/Aspac Bank, which completed the classification roun with a decent 6-2 win-loss mark, are favored to march into the championship round because of the presence of 6-foot-8 tower Jun Mar Fajardo.

So far, no other player in the Reinforced Cup who piled up more than 200 points in the elimination than Fajardo, who banked a career-high and league record 50 points in his last game.

DBTC/Unilab, for its part, must be smarter this time as in its last two meetings against UC, the Bosconians always had an excellent game only to lost steam towards the end.

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01-27-2008, 05:41 AM
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2008/01/27/sports/bibbo.usj.r.vs..metro.cit.in.best.of.three.semis.h tml

Sunday, January 27, 2008
Bibbo-USJ-R vs. Metro-CIT in best-of-three semis

UNDEFEATED Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose Recoletos will take on Metro Gaisano Cebu-Institute of Technology at the start of the best-of-three semifinal round of the Reinforced Partners Cup at the Mandaue Sports and Cultural Complex tonight.

Bibbo Hotdog topped the double elimination round with an 8-win-0-loss slate while Metro Gaisano earned the right to face the frontrunner after finishing third in the eliminations.

Metro Gaisano, which will enter the penultimate round with a 2-6 record, came in third after beating Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco College in their last assignment.

Metro Gaisano will be powered once more by former pro-cagers Gilbert Demape and Jerry Jaca. Bibbot Hotdog, on the other hand, will have to contend playing without Jabe Delfino at the start of the semifinals.

Delfino, who figured in a nasty accident in their last outing against R. Lapid’s-University of Southern Philippines Foundation, was advised by Cesafi resident doctor Rhoel Dejaño not to play yet. Delfino cut his head when he fell head first. Bleeding profusely, Delfino was rushed to the hospital, where he was attended to and later needed stitches to close the wound.

“We have not taken the stitches out yet and so I still need him to rest for a while longer. He can, however, get back into the game before the Partners Cup is over,” said Dejaño.

Bibbo Hotdog will not be crippled as coach Edito Salacot will bank on peppery playmaker Armand Ponce and reliable gunners Luther Justiniani and Lyndon Gudez while down the shaded lane, Manny Gabas and Ranulfo Malinao will be the people to rely on.

In the other match up, second seed Aspac Rural Bank-University of Cebu will mix it up with the gritty Unilab Alaxan Don Bosco College.

Aspac’s beanpole Jun-mar Fajardo, who exploded with tournament high 50 points, is again expected to hoist his team against Unilab/Alaxan.

Head coach Rudy Enterina and his Unilab/Alaxan wards are the closest team to defeat Aspac Rural Bank. That time, Fajardo needed an overtime to complete a comeback.

With Unilab Alaxan already familiar with Aspac’s weaknesses, Don Bosco is expected to give UC a stiff competition, if not an upset. (MCB)

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01-28-2008, 01:55 AM
http://sports.inquirer.net/cdnsports/cdnsports/view/20080127-115091/Partners-Cup-semis-on

Partner’s Cup semis on
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 09:15:00 01/27/2008

THE FOUR remaining teams in the Reinforced Partner’s Cup will be looking to take the first step towards gaining a championship berth as the best-of-three semifinal round kicks off today at the Mandaue City Sports Complex.

The Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars and the Aspac Bank-University of Cebu Webmasters will be heavily favored against their respective opponents as both finished at the top two spots, respectively.

USJ-R, which romped to a perfect 8-0 (win-loss) mark after the double-round elimination round, will take on former PBA players Gilbert Demape, Jerry Jaca and the rest of the Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats while the second-seeded UC will battle against the Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco Greywolves.

The Jaguars encountered little resistance against the Wildcats in the elimination round, defeating CIT, 95-84, in the first round, and 94-71 in the second.

UC also beat Don Bosco twice in the elimination round. Correspondent Jonas Panerio

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01-29-2008, 06:45 AM
http://philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=52&type=2&sec=73&aid=20080128157

USJ-R, UC eye finals
Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog and the UC/Aspac Bank eye the finals as they try to close sweep separate rivals tonight in their best-of-three semifinals series in the Reinforced Partner’s Cup at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex.

Games today: (Mandaue)

6:30 pm DBTC/Unilab vs. UC/Aspac Bank

8 pm CIT/Metro vs. USJ-R/Bibbo

USJ-R and UC both won their first games the other day to inch closer to a best-of-three finals showdown at the Mandaue Sports and Cultural Center.

Jun Mar Fajardo, the 6’7” slotman of UC, again provided the difference as the Webmasters clobbered DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan 113-101 to take a 1-0 lead in their series.

Fajardo finished the game with 22 points while teammate Allan Abellanosa chipped in 20 points.

In the second game, USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog was equally impressive in thrashing CIT/Metro Gaisano 98-82. Gudez, Justiniani and Malinao starred in USJ-R’s victory by scoring 21, 16 and 13 points, respectively.

The scores:

First Game:

UC/Aspac Bank (113) – Fajardo 22, Abellanosa 20, Abella 19, Juliane 14, Ceniza 7, Agas 7, Espinoza 4, Luceño 2, Ducay 2, Abatayo 2, Flanco 2

DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan (101) – Delos Santos 27,* Apura 17, Colegado 14, Oberes 10, Perturbos 7, Caballero 4, Baring 2 Halftime: 56-44.

Second Game:

USJ-R/Bibbo (98) – Gudez 21, Justiniani 16, Malinao 13, Villahermosa 11, Ponce 9, Gabas 8, Bibera 6, Hatague 5, Duran 5, Pateño 4, Eguia 3

CIT/Metro (82) – Jaca 24, Demape 18, Abobo 15, Reyes 9, Resilla 8, Montealto 4, Dela Cerna 2, Lopez 2

Halftime: 46-44 (GGM)

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01-29-2008, 06:46 AM
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2008/01/29/sports/favorites.prevail.in.partners.cup.semifinals.html
Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Favorites prevail in Partners Cup semifinals
By Marian C. Baring
Sun.Star Staff Reporter

THE first day of the Partners Cup semifinal round pretty much went according to script and top teams Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose Recoletos and Aspac Bank-University of Cebu took the first game against separate rivals Sunday night at the Mandaue City Sports Complex.

Both teams pulled off emphatic wins over their respective foes to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three semifinals series.

Aspac Bank had to fend off a pesky Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco College Greywolves, 113-101, while the Bibbo Hotdog squad extended its unbeaten run in the competition after trouncing the Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats, 98-82, in the other game.

In the first game, Aspac Bank’s star center Junmar Fajardo, who finished with 50 points in their last game, was only visible in the first period, failed to maintain his rhythm and was limited to just 22 points. A far cry from his high-scoring games in the past.

Fajardo, however, was still the top scorer for the team.

Aspac found it hard to pull away for good from Unilab/Alaxan, who kept getting back on track in all four quarters behind the heroics of Allain delos Santos, who was responsible for keeping Unilab/Alaxan afloat. But everything came crashing down for the Greywolves in the final stretch.

Seven points

DBC was just behind by seven points when Allain Abellanosa converted four straight fast breaks, allowing UC to pad its lead and to break away for good. Abellanosa finished with 20 points.

Delos Santos, on the other hand, scored a game-high 27 pointers for Unilab/Alaxan.

In the nightcap, Metro Gaisano’s reinforcements, former pro players Gilbert Demape and Jerry Jaca did everything in their power to carry the burden of winning on their shoulders.

But the duo’s efforts were no match to the pressing Jaguars, who all contributed for the team’s win.

Lyndon Gudez led Bibbo with 21 points, while Luther Justiniani finished with 16.

Aspac Bank-UC (113)—Fajardo 22, Abellanosa 20, Abella 19, Juliane 14, Abatayo 12, Agas 7, Ceniza 7, Espinoza 4, Flanco 2, Del Rosario 2, Luceno 2, Ducay 2. Unilab/Alaxan-DBC (101)—delos Santos 27, Apura 17, Colegado 14, Aldave 12, Oberes 10, Perturbos 7, Villaver 6, Caballero 4, Baring 2, Enterina 2.

Bibbo Hotdog-USJ-R (98)—Gudez 21, Justiniani 16, Villahermosa 11, Ponce 9, Gabas 8, Bibera 6, Hatague 5, Pateno 4, Eguia 3, Duran 2. Metro Gaisano-CIT (82)—Jaca 24, Demape 18, Abobo 15, Reyes 9, Resilla 8, Montealto 4, Lopez 2, Dela Cerna 2.

amdgc82
02-04-2008, 06:41 AM
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2008/02/04/sports/usj.r.to.erect.wall.vs..uc.s.fajardo.html

Monday, February 04, 2008
USJ-R to erect wall vs. UC’s Fajardo

AFTER being uncontested for 15 straight times in different competitions, Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose-Recoletos, which is fresh off another victory, is still wary of their chances in the final round of the Reinforced Partners Cup, set to start tomorrow at the Cebu Coliseum.

During a break in their championship of the Hotel Fortuna Cup, where they came out the champion, Bibbo-USJR head coach Edito Salacot said they are still not sure of their chances against Aspac Bank-University of Cebu, which they will meet in the best-of-three title round of the Partners Cup.

“We can’t take our chances with UC. Most especially that they have Fajardo,” Salacot said, emphasizing that UC’s 6-foot-7 behemoth center Junmar Fajardo will be their biggest threat.

Fajardo had been a huge factor for the UC Webmasters scoring a record-breaking 50 points in the competition.

Salacot made the humbling claim despite steering USJ-R to 15 straight wins after last year’s Cesafi and after defeating Aspac-UC twice in the Partners Cup elimination round.

“The first time, we won because UC was not too aware. During the second encounter, we had a hard time and I know they will not make it easy,” Salacot said.

Salacot, however, said that they have the edge when it comes to conditioning because his is a more veteran team, who has been together for a long time and they have been competing in several competitions and that their main focus for tomorrow’s Game 1 will be on stopping Fajardo.

“We will be putting defenders on him to make sure we limit his production and to try and stop their guards as well,” Salacot said.

On the other hand, Aspac-UC, despite losing twice to USJ-R in the elimination, remains positive in their chances against USJ-R in the finals.

UC head coach Rhoel Gomez pins high hopes on his prized center, Fajardo, whom he believes can lift the team to victory against Bibbo-USJ-R.

Apart from this, Gomez also said that the pressure will be on USJ-R’s shoulder as they are the seeded team in this tournament and playing with lesser pressure will be a good thing for them. (MCB)

amdgc82
02-05-2008, 06:52 AM
http://www.philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=52&type=2&sec=73&aid=20080204179

USJ-R – UC titular tiff off tonite
By Gabby G. Malagar
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Could a scoring machine prevail over team defense?

Games today: (Cebu Coliseum)

4 pm UC vs. USP (Preliminary)

5:30 pm* DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan vs. CIT/Metro Gaisano (for 3rd place)

7 pm UC/Aspac Bank vs. USJ-R/ Bibbo Hotdog (Game 1)

The answer will be known tonight when the USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog and the UC-Aspac Bank play Game 1 of the best-of-three championship series for the CESAFI Reinforced Partner’s Cup at the Cebu Coliseum.

On paper, USJ-R is the odds-on favorite to win its second title in as many tournaments. The team has just bagged the La Fortuna Cup four days ago over SWU Cobras. Counting their sweep of that tournament and the elimination round of the Partner’s Cup, they are 15-0.

Standing between that second crown is a 6’7” behemoth in Jun Mar Fajardo. This prized center of UC has been the dominant big man, so far, in the Partner’s Cup. A virtual scoring machine, Fajardo owns the tournament’s record of 50 points.

Despite winning their two matches in the elimination, Coach Eddie Salacot of USJ-R is wary of Fajardo and said that they will try to limit his production during the series.

Salacot said he plans to keep Fajardo’s production at a minimum by applying team defense on the slotman. That seems to be the logical tactic because the Jaguars seemed to have gelled after playing in various local tournaments with virtually the same lineup.

Coach Roel Gomez of UC, on the other hand, expressed optimism regarding their chances against USJ-R. In last Thursday SCOOP Forum at Baseline Restaurant, he said it is not impossible to beat the Jaguars but they have to make adjustments and try to nail the first game. He also said that they are the hungrier team and vowed to give the Jaguars a big fight.

The Jaguars will lean on Luther Luke Justiniani and some old hands in the likes of Ranulfo Malinao, Manny Gabas and Randy Pogoy to join forces with Armand Ponce, Lyndon Gudez, Bobby Hatague and Jessmar Villahermosa.

Fajardo will have back-ups in Allain Abellanosa, Jonathan Canceran, Kelvin Juliane, Lawrence Agas, Miguelito Ducay, Janssen Abella and Jared Kane Abatayo, among others.

Earlier today, the DBTC/Unilab and CIT/Metro dispute the third place after a preliminary game.

amdgc82
02-05-2008, 06:53 AM
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2008/02/05/sports/reinforced.cups.battle.royale.starts.tonight.html

Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Reinforced Cups battle royale starts tonight

THE battle for the best team in the Reinforced Partners Cup unfolds tonight in Game 1 of the best-of-three championship series between Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars and the Aspac Bank-University of Cebu Webmasters at the Cebu Coliseum.

Despite losing twice to Bibbo in the elimination round, the Aspac Bank-UC team will be coming to the game more confidently as it carries a lethal weapon in its 6-foot-7 center Junmar Fajardo. Fajardo is probably Aspac-UC’s best offensive machine after managing to score a record-breaking 50 points in one game in the elimination round.

Fajardo had been a nuisance to Bibbo-USJ-R that even if the latter won in the elimination, Fajardo did not make it easy for them.

Aspac-UC’s head coach Rhoel Gomez also believes they are hungry for a win against the Jaguars and that will be getting their hearts pumping in today’s match-up slated at 7 p.m. Apart from Fajardo, Gomez can also lean on Allain Abellanosa and imports Miguelito Ducay, Kane Abatayo and Jonathan Canceran.

Meanwhile, Bibbo-USJ-R head coach Edito Salacot wants to take Game 1 for them to have the momentum in the second game. Salacot however, does not want his wards to be too confident against Aspac-UC, whom he considers a serious and unpredictable foe.

Salacot will be leaning on battle-tested players Lyndon Gudez, Armand Ponce, Jan Malinao and Luther Justiniani. Also providing assistance is Jabe Delfino, who will back after nursing a head trauma he received during the elimination round.

Opening today’s game will be the experimental competition for the Under 14 division, where Paserelle team of University of San Carlos and University of Southern Philippines Foundation will take on each other in the 4:30 p.m. curtain raiser. (MCB)

amdgc82
02-05-2008, 07:11 PM
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/cebudailynews/sports/view/20080205-116924/Battle-starts

Battle starts
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 14:13:00 02/05/2008

The battle lines have been drawn and the time has finally come for the Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars and the Aspac Bank-University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters to put up or shut up as the two squads collide in Game One of their best-of-three championship series in the Reinforced Partner’s Cup today at the Cebu Coliseum.

Seemingly undaunted and unfazed by a Jaguars squad that has beaten them twice in the elimination round, the Webmasters will take the court brimming with confidence and armed with arguably the most potent offensive force in Cebu’s collegiate scene in 6-foot-7 beanpole Junmar Fajardo.

Fajardo has been flat-out devastating against the Jaguars in their previous two encounters in the tournament, notching 34 points in the first match and 42 in the second.

And while both showings resulted in losses, the performances has left USJ-R, notably, head coach Edito Salacot, wary against defending the giant from Pinamungahan, Cebu, in the shaded lane.

Fajardo, though, will not be the only weapon in UC’s arsenal as it tries to draw first blood with the likes of hotshots Allain Abellanosa, Jansen Abella, Jonathan Canceran and imports Miguelito Ducay, Kane Abatayo and Lloyd Ortiguesa.

On the other hand, the Jaguars head into Game One with their sights set on another title, after capturing the La Fortuna Cup championship last Saturday. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

amdgc82
02-06-2008, 06:02 AM
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2008/02/06/sports/miracle!.html

Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Miracle!

THE Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco College Greywolves pulled off a feat short of a miracle as they took Game 1 of the best of three series for the battle for third place in the Reinforced Partners Cup in a come-from-behind win over Metro Gaisano/Cebu Institute of Technology, 74-71, yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

This came as a sweet revenge for Unilab/Alaxan as they finally avenged their losses to Metro Gaisano-CIT in their two encounters during the elimination round.

This win just might be the break Unilab/Alaxan had waited for all competition-long and riding on the momentum, the team could snag the third place diadem.

Organizer Felix Tiukinhoy said the battle for third series is dependent on how the championship series runs. Tiukinhoy said that if the best-of-three championship will be swept, and Metro Gaisano evens the series and would need another game, they will resort to a quotient system to determine which team takes the third place.

Metro Gaisano had dominated the game right off the opening whistle, managing to build up its biggest lead at 13, 32-19 late in the second period.

Unilab/Alaxan had been trailing all through the four quarters of the game.

However, the Greywolves were just lurking at the corner waiting for the opportunity to pounce.

And pounce they did. Unilab/Alaxan needed just the final one minute and 48 seconds to turn the game around for good.

CIT was leading by two points, 69-67, when Jeford Aldave slipped into the hero’s shoes when he completed a three-point play for DBC to take the lead, 70-69 and never looked back from there. Aldave slipped past three defenders and sank in a basket at the 1:48 juncture while snagging a foul from CIT’s Kenneth Cañete.

In the final three seconds, DBC was leading 74-71 and Celso Colegado had the chance to finish off the game when he was sent to the free throw line. He however failed to convert his charities and one triple for one of CIT’s shooters could have sent the game into overtime. However, instead of to another teammate, an overhead pass instead went out of bounds and towards CIT coach Alex dela Torre’s hand, who playfully tried to shoot from the sidelines. (MCB)

amdgc82
02-06-2008, 04:11 PM
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/cebudailynews/sports/view/20080206-117161/Alaxan-Don-Bosco-stops-Metro-Gaisano-CIT

Alaxan-Don Bosco stops Metro Gaisano-CIT
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 14:07:00 02/06/2008

The third time proved to be the charm for the Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco Greywolves as they took Game One of their best-of-three series for third place against the Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildcats, 74-71, in the Reinforced Partner's Cup on Tuesday at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Greywolves remained defiant all-game long as they crawled all the way back from a 13-point deficit to finally defeat the Wildcats, who have been dominant against them all-tournament long.

Donning the hero's cape for Don Bosco was crafty point guard Celso Coligado, who scored the go-ahead basket and two pressure packed free-throws to secure the game in their favor.

Down by a point, 70-71, after CIT's Sherwin Abobo converted on a tough leaner in the lane, Coligado put the Greywolves back in the driver's seat with a slashing foray down the left flank for a left-handed layup.

He then converted the last two points of his 15-point performance, the next trip down the floor to finally ice the game.

Allen delos Santos led the way for Don Bosco with 21 points while Joseph Villaver provided significant numbers with 11 markers.

The Greywolves also clamped down on the import of CIT, Jerry Jaca, who managed just 10 points, way off his 20-point average.

The Wildcats were also hurt by the absence of former PBA player Gilbert Demape, who did not suit up because of a fever.

BOX SCORES:
Unilab/Alaxan (74) Delos Santos 21, Coligado 15, Villaver 11, Aldave 8, Perturbos 8, Baring 3, Caballero 3, Enterina 3, Apura 2.
Metro Gaisano (71) Abobo 17, Jaca 10, Dela Cerna 9, Molero 8, Reyes 6, Montealto 5, Resilla 4, Capaning 3, Canete 2, Lopez 2. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

amdgc82
02-07-2008, 07:16 AM
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2008/02/07/sports/usj.r.nabs.lead.html

Thursday, February 07, 2008
USJ-R nabs lead

THE first game of the best-of-three championship series of the Reinforced Partners Cup became a match between a team against an individual as Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose Recoletos sneaked past the Junmar Fajardo-led Aspac Bank-University of Cebu, 109-101, Tuesday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

The USJ-R defenders were helpless as they could not stop Fajardo, who undeniably became the bright spot in Aspac Bank as he paced the team to a high-scoring first period, taking Aspac to a 39-16 lead.

However, Fajardo failed to sustain a one-man show all game long and could not hoist the team alone against a solid USJ-R team.

Things took a different turn in the second period after UC slackened on its defense, allowing USJ-R to break the game wide open as they blasted off with a 37-10 rally to take the lead for good.

Aspac Bank, however, was not ready to give up as they initiated a furious third quarter rally behind Fajardo, who scored 18 points in this juncture alone, Allain Abellanosa and Kane Abatayo to level the game again at 75 at the opening of the final canto.

A frustrated Fajardo lost his cool and was called for a technical foul, which ruined his momentum. He eventually fouled out of the game with still over three minutes to play.

Twisting the knife on Aspac Bank were the sharpshooters of USJ-R who rained shots from the three-point lane with eight triples in this period alone.

Luther Justiniani fired three successive three-pointers, followed by another one by Jabe Delfino all in a span of 50 seconds. That sealed the deal as USJ-R took the series lead, 1-0.

Justiniani led the USJ-R scorers with 24, while Lyndon Gudez had 20. Jabe Delfino and Jan Malinao were the other double-digit scorers for USJ-R.

Fajardo still continues to be the leading scorer finishing with another high-scoring game with 37 as Abellanosa added 18 for the losing team. Game 2 for both teams will be tomorrow still at the Cebu Coliseum. (MCB)

amdgc82
02-07-2008, 07:22 AM
http://www.philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=52&type=2&sec=73&aid=2008020690

USJ-R beats UC; goes for 2nd title
By Gabby G. Malagar
Thursday, February 7, 2008

The USJ-R-Bibbo Hotdog stymied a fiery second half rally by the UC-Aspac Bank with timely hits from the three-point land to take Game 1 with a solid 109-101 victory in their best-of-three title series in the Reinforced Partners Cup Tuesday night at the Cebu* Coliseum.

Games tomorrow (Cebu Coliseum)

5:30 pm CIT/Metro Gaisano vs. DBTC/Unilab-Alaxan (GM 2, for third)

7 pm USJ-R/Bibbo vs. Uc/Aspac Bank (GM 2, championship)

The USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog shoots for the sweep in tomorrow’s Game 2 and is just a game away from a second straight title in less than two weeks.*

Luther Luke Justiniani starred anew for USJ-R as he hit four of the team’s eight triples, including three in the fourth quarter, which stopped a spirited UC rally.

USJ-R led 67-51 in the third canto but Jared Kane Abatayo presided over a 21-8 UC rally to close the gap 73-75.

The crowd was on their feet when UC finally knotted the score at 75 with a bucket by Allen Abellanosa. UC, however, couldn’t make the go-ahead basket and committed two passing errors that Armand Ponce converted into four points to give USJ-R a 79-75 advantage, with more than nine minutes left in the game.

After that, Justiniani took over the game and went on to score 24 points. Gudez, who hit a triple for USJ-R, scored 20 points while Delfino had 14.

Jun Mar Fajardo, the 6’7” slotman of UC showed up with 37 points but fouled out. Without his hulking presence in the paint, USJ-R had an easier time. Fajardo was a tower in defense and blocked five shots, including two on Delfino in the first quarter. Miguelito Ducay, the other center of UC, also hit the showers.

Abatayo scored 14 points for UC while Abellanosa and Canceran had 14 and 10 points, respectively.

This is the third time USJ-R defeated UC in the tournament and could bring its winning streak to 17 games if they win tomorrow.

Also seeking a sweep is DBTC-Unilab Alaxan who battles CIT-Metro Gaisano in Game 2 of the series for third. DBTC came from behind, two nights, to beat CIT-Metro Gaisano 74-71.

The scores:

USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog (109) -Justiniani 24, Gudez 24, Delfino 14, Ponce 9, Hatague 9, Gabas 8, Villahermosa 8,* Bibera 4, Malinao* 2, Pateño

UC/Aspac Bank (101) -Fajardo 37, Abatayo 14, Abellanosa 14, Canceran 10, Abella 7, Ducay 6, Juliane 5,* Espinoza* 2, Agas 2* Halftime: 53-39

amdgc82
02-08-2008, 07:01 AM
http://sports.inquirer.net/cdnsports/cdnsports/view/20080207-117347/USJ-R-wins-game-1

USJ-R wins game 1
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 11:50:00 02/07/2008

One man is simply helpless against a pack of Jaguars. Another spectacular performance by Aspac Bank-University of Cebu Webmasters' Junmar Fajardo went down the drain as the Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars went on to win Game 1, 109-101, in their best-of-three championship series of the Reinforced Partner's Cup last Tuesday at the packed Cebu Coliseum.

Pushed into a corner by the relentless inside-outside assault of the hungry Webmasters, who led 29-16 after the first period, USJ-R lived up to its moniker and fought like the Jaguars that they are, erasing the 13-point deficit and took a, 53-39 lead behind a sizzling, 37-10 run at halftime.

At the helm of that run were Lyndon Gudez, Luther Justiniani, Bobby Hatague and Jabe Delfino, who returned to the Jaguars’ lineup after suffering a head injury late in the elimination round. In contrast, seven of UC's 10 points during that stretch were scored by just one player, Fajardo, who wound up with 37 markers in the game.

UC though, would make a furious comeback in the third period as Fajardo submitted 17 points, including a thunderous slam dunk with less than a minute left to pull the Webmasters to just two points, 73-75, entering the final period.

After a see-saw battle at the start of the final period, the Jaguars led by only three, 87-84 before USJ-R's star wingman Justiniani decided to take matters into his own hands, burying three consecutive trifectas on three straight possessions to help his team erect an eight point lead, 96-88.

A fourth three-pointer on the ensuing possession, courtesy of Jabe Delfino established another double digit advantage for Bibbo Hotdog with less than three minutes remaining in the ballgame. Compounding UC’s woes was the disqualification of their big men Fajardo and import Miguelito Ducay due to fouls.

One last ditch effort from Aspac Bank got them to within three, 99-102 with 51 ticks left, but Hatague, Justiniani, Jan Malinao and Armand Ponce hit successive free-throws to ice the game and send USJ-R to within a game away from securing another title.

Justiniani and Gudez led Bibbo Hotdog, combining for 44 points after Delfino added 14. Malinao had 12 markers.

BOX SCORES:

Bibbo Hotdog-USJ-R (109) Justiniani 24, Gudez 20, Delfino 14, Malinao 12, Hatague 9, Ponce 9, Gabas 8, Villahermosa 8, Pateno 7, Bibera 4.

Aspac Bank-UC (101) Fajardo 37, Abellanosa 18, Abatayo 14, Canceran 10, Abella 7, Ducay 6, Juliane 5, Espinoza 2, Agas 2.

amdgc82
02-08-2008, 07:02 AM
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2008/02/08/sports/top.scorer.needs.help.html

Friday, February 08, 2008
Top scorer needs help

HEROES always need sidekicks and that is what Aspac Rural Bank-University of Cebu’s Junmar Fajardo needs when they face a gargantuan task of trying to equalize the three-game championship series of the Reinforced Partners Cup against the heavily-favored Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose Recoletos today at the Cebu Coliseum.

Bibbo-USJR is leading the series 1-0 following its 109-101 exploit over Aspac last Tuesday night.

Despite their win, however, the veteran USJ-R squad just do not have it in their arsenal to stop the 6-foot-7 behemoth of Aspac-UC. Fajardo consistently carried the scoring burden for Aspac-UC and even came out with a 37 point production in Game 1.

However great Fajardo plays, it just was not possible for one person to go up against an entire team, and UC-Aspac still labored hard against their veteran foes before finally relenting in the final ticks.

Today, someone in Aspac-UC needs to step up and play sidekick to Fajardo to level the series and force a deciding third game. Allain Abellanosa, Jansen Abella and imports Kane Abatayo and Miguelito Ducay need to get their game a notch higher to share the scoring burden with Fajardo.

Aspac-UC also needs to contend with the Bibbo-USJ-R’s perimeter snipers Luther Justiniani, Lyndon Gudez and even Jabe Delfino, who scorched the arch in Game 1.

Justiniani and Delfino scored the four straight triples at the waning minutes of that game, nailing the coffin on UC’s loss. Also expected to be in Aspac’s way are Jan Malinao, Bobby Hatague and Jessmar Villahermosa.

Winning run

If USJ-R wins today, it will extend its winning run to 11 straight victories and will have captured its second straight title for the year after dominating the Hotel Fortuna Cup last Saturday.

Meanwhile, after a hail Mary win last time, Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco College hopes to repeat its come from behind win over Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats to cut the series short and win the third place diadem. (MCB)

amdgc82
02-08-2008, 07:03 AM
http://www.philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=52&type=2&sec=73&aid=20080207214

USJ-R, DBTC seek sweep
By Gabby G. Malagar
Friday, February 8, 2008

The USJ-R/Bibbo Hotdog goes for the kill; UC-Aspac Bank for survival.

These two teams play Game 2 tonight of their best-of-three series for the championship of the Reinforced Partner’s Cup at the Cebu Coliseum.

With the determination, they showed in Game 1, the Jaguars of Coach Edito Salacut are more than ready to finish the job after a convincing 109-101 victory over UC.

USJ-R looked as if they have the antidote to Jun Mar Fajardo, the lean 6’7” slotman of UC, who despite scoring 37 points, fouled out in last Tuesday’s game.*

The wards of Coach Roel Gomez must prove they could put one over USJ-R, a team they have yet to beat. In the game last Tuesday, the Webmasters looked as if they could score their first victory over USJ-R after leading early in the second quarter but then collapsed when USJ-R in the second canto.

Again, veteran Luther Luke Justiniani is the key to USJ-R victory tonight.

If he cans those triples as he did last Tuesday, UC is in trouble. Then there’s Lyndon Gude, Ranulfo Malinao, Manny Gabas, Armand Ponce and Jabe Delfino.

Fajardo has to play smart and not foul out if he wants a rubber match. Despite his height advantage, USJ-R was able to get him out of his sweet spot last Tuesday.

The bench has to support Fajardo. It’s obvious he can’t do it alone. Allain Abellanosa, Jonathan Canceran, Janssen Abella, Jared Kane Abatayo and Kelvin Juliane have to step up tonight, or else it will be goodbye for them.

Earlier today, DBTC Unilab-Alaxan also seeks to sweep CIT-Metro Gaisano for third place. DBTC came from behind to beat CIT 74-71 last Tuesday.

amdgc82
02-10-2008, 08:25 PM
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2008/02/10/sports/punches.fly.in.finals.html

Sunday, February 10, 2008
Punches fly in finals
By Marian C. Baring
Sun.Star Staff Reporter

THE Bibbo Hotdog-University of San Jose-Recoletos maintained its veteran’s composure to snatch the title of the Reinforced Partners Cup over the Aspac Bank-University of Cebu in a chaotic Game 2 of the best-of-three finals series last Friday at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Bibbo Hotdog troop, who roared off to an early lead, had to overcome a major setback in the crucial game, the biggest of which is losing one of its forward Jan Malinao.

Malinao figured in a fracas with UC’s Robert Espinoza in the final 33 seconds of the first period. Tensions ran high from both sides of the court and even from the crowd as this caused a pandemonium, marking an exciting end to what had been a silent season and punches and water bottles came flying from out of nowhere.

Both Malinao and Espinoza were thrown out of the game to the detriment of the Jaguars who contended that Malinao, who already scored eight points, did not do anything. Both squads were also given technical fouls for their bench clearing.

Commissioner Ramon Fernandez was disappointed at the officiating, saying the referees failed to take control of the game as players outwitted them with bits of theatrics.

The game resumed but not without hitches. The first half ended with Bibbo Hotdog leading, 44-36. When the entire Aspac-UC team was ushered to the dugout, Malinao, who was no longer in uniform, challenged the UC team and almost rushed towards them before he was stopped by Fernandez and other onlookers.

Lead

Meanwhile, despite losing one of its main protagonists and after the halftime episode, Bibbo Hotdog remained composed and went on to pad its lead further to 16, 62-46, behind the three-point shooting spree of Luther Justiniani and Armand Ponce and the preciseness of Lyndon Gudez, who was four out of five from the free throw line in the third period alone.

“We had to put it behind us because we had a game to finish,” said USJ-R head coach Edito Salacot.

The Aspac Bank-UC launched a furious rally with a 12-2 run behind Allain Abellanosa, Junmar Fajardo and Kane Abatayo, to pull closer to just four points to end the third period, 61-65, and further closed in to just three, 66-69, behind a triple by Jansen Abella.

Ultimately killing the Aspac-UC were the lethal perimeter shooting displayed by the Jaguars in the final period as Lyndon Gudez and Justiniani took turns in shooting triples to once more sit back with a confident lead.

Salacot said they have successfully stopped Aspac-UC’s scoring machine, Fajardo. They limited the 6-foot-7 bean pole to just just 21 points, after scoring 31 in Game 1 and scoring a season-high 50 points in the elimination.

“It was predictable that Fajardo was their go-to guy and that was what we prepared for. We had practiced how to stop him because he is the strongest threat to us,” Salacot said.

This was USJ-R’s second straight title for this year. USJ-R had also been uncontested in their last 15 games after they ended their bid in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc.

Meanwhile, Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco took third place after winning against the Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats, 96-88.

amdgc82
02-10-2008, 08:26 PM
http://www.philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=52&type=2&sec=73&aid=20080209183

USJ-R sweeps UC to rule Reinforced Partners Cup
By Gabby G. Malagar
Sunday, February 10, 2008

There’s not much 3-pointers in the offense of Bibbo/USJ-R but the outcome wasn’t any different as the Jaguars completed a two-game sweep over Aspac/UC Webmasters via an 86-77 victory in Game 2 of the best-of-three series to clinch the championship of the Reinforced Partners Cup on Friday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

The two protagonists engaged in a very emotional match that a bench-clearing melee almost erupted even before the first period ends.

Ranulfo Malinao of USJ-R and Robert “Sting” Espinoza of UC nearly come to blows after a heated altercation with 33 seconds going into the second quarter. The score stood at 20-16 in favor of the Jaguars.

Espinoza was caught by Malinao’s errant elbow as he entered the keyhole. In a fit of anger, he retaliated by hitting Malinao on the nape. That further fanned the tension as players from both camps emptied their benches and rushed like raging bulls onto the hardcourt.

Proverbial cooler heads, however, prevailed in quelling what could have been a disgraceful “free-for-all” scenario. But for their unsportsmanlike behavior, Malinao and Espinoza were thrown out of the game.

Not contented, Malinao waylaid Espinoza when the Webmasters were heading towards their dugout for the halftime huddle, but Partners Cup commissioner Ramon Fernandez quickly intervened to put the situation under control.

The game started to heat up when the Jaguars applied a “Heckle Jun Mar” tactic, a local version of NBA’s “Hack a Shaq,” which the Webmasters didn’t like including coach Roel Gomez saying that Jun Mar Fajardo is still too young* to be* punished by such dirty tricks.

It was a closely-fought contest until in the final 3:24 of the contest when the Jaguars pulled away and took an 82-72 lead. The Jaguars’ largest lead actually stood at 62-46 late in the third period but was reduced to four, 61-65, on a Fajardo-inspired rally.

In the closing minutes of the game, Fajardo grew weary and the Webmasters paid dearly for relying heavily on their 6-foot-8 behemoth.

Jabe Delfino paced the Jaguars with 17 points followed by Luther Luke Justiniani and Lyndon Gudez with 16 markers apiece. Armand Ponce chipped in 14 markers.

Fajardo topscored for the Webmasters with 21 points followed by Jared Kane Abatayo and Allain Abellanosa with 16 and 14, respectively.

In the battle for third, the Unilab-DBTC Greywolves also swept the Metro Gaisano/CIT Wildcats, 96-88.

The scores

For third

Unilab/DBTC (96) - Colegado 25, Aldave 12, Perturbos 11, Bugtai 11, Enterina 10, Delos Santos 9, Villaver 6, Oberes 4,* Baring 4, Caballero 4

Metro/CIT (88) - Abobo 29, Resilla 16, Monteralto 16, Cañete 8, Dela Cerna 7, Lopez 4, Capaning 4, Estrada 2

Halftime: 44-41

Championship

Bibbo/USJ-R (86) - Delfino 16, Justiniani 16, Gudez 16, Ponce 14, Bibera 9, Vilahermosa 6, Gabas 4, Pogoy 2

Aspac/UC (77) - Fajardo 21, Abatayo 16, Abellanosa 14, Abella 10, Canceran 5, Ducay 4, Juliane 3, Ceniza 2, Agas 2, Flanco 2

Halftime: 44-36

amdgc82
02-10-2008, 08:28 PM
http://sports.inquirer.net/cdnsports/cdnsports/view/20080210-117939/Bibbo-USJR-completes-perfect-run-in-Partners-Cup

Bibbo-USJR completes perfect run in Partners Cup
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 08:37:00 02/10/2008

BIBBO HOTDOG-University of San Jose-Recoletos simply had too much veteran savvy as the Jaguars captured the Reinforced Partner’s Cup championship with a resounding 86-77 win over Aspac Bank-University of Cebu in a tension-filled Game Two Friday evening at the jam-packed Cebu Coliseum.

The Jaguars won the series, 2-0, ad completed the tournament with a perfect 12-0 (win-loss) record. Head coach Edito Salacot credited his wards’ defense for the perfect run to the title.

“Depensa ra jud to amoa labi na kay Junmar Fajardo. Mao ra jud to among gipraktisan ug maayo kay lisud kaayo pugngan nang bataa,” said a joyous Salacot during the awarding ceremony.

He was referring to UC’s 6-foot-7 giant Junmar Fajardo, who was limited to just 21 markers in Game Two after going for 37 in Game One.

Tensions however, was taken to another level in what was already a volatile situation as Webmaster guard Robert Espinoza took an elbow to the back of USJ-R forward Jan Malinao in a rebounding play with 33.8 ticks remaining in the first period, resulting in a bench-clearing free-for-all which saw fists and water bottles flying onto the court.

When the smoke cleared, both Espinoza and Malinao were ejected and both teams were assessed technical fouls for unsportsmanlike behavior.

The drama though, did not end there as during the halftime break with Bibbo Hotdog leading by eight, 44-36, Malinao tried to confront the entire UC squad near the locker rooms.

Cooler heads prevailed as the latter was escorted back to the USJ-R bench.

The shenanigans off the court proved to have lit a fire under the Jaguars as they came away from halftime, with guns ablaze, erecting a 16-point lead, 62-46, behind the torrid shooting of Lyndon Gudez and Luther Justiniani.

UC fought back to get it to within four, 61-65, entering the final canto and the lead was further sliced to just three, 66-69.

But just like in Game One, the veterans of USJ-R responded with a flurry, with Justiniani and Gudez canning back-to-back three-pointers to up the lead back to double digits.

The title was USJ-R’s second in a row after claiming the La Fortuna Cup last week.

Meanwhile, Unilab/Alaxan-Don Bosco took third place after sweeping its best-of-three series against the Metro Gaisano-Cebu Institute of Technology Wildcats with a 96-88 Game Two win.

BOX SCORES:

Bibbo Hotdog-USJ-R (86) Delfino 17, Gudez 16, Justiniani 16, Ponce 14, Bibera 9, Malinao 8, Villahermosa 6, Pogoy 2.

Aspac-UC (77) Fajardo 21, Abella 16, Abellanosa 14, Canceran 5, Ducay 4, Juliane 3, Agas 2, Flanco 2, Ceniza 2. Correspondent Jonas Panerio

estor_boot
02-11-2008, 11:19 AM
hehehe.. a real action-packed finals!
what a way to end one-team dominated league! ;D

thadzonline
02-11-2008, 02:24 PM
haha..the danger for the Jaguars is that they may be peaking too early and have no steam left for the CeSAFI wars