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gameface_one
04-20-2006, 10:18 AM
Two Cebu fives in RP Battle of Champions
abs-cbnnews.com



Basketball Association of the Philippines chairman Michel Lhuillier is backing at least two top teams from Cebu when the National Battle of Champions unwraps from May 14 to 30.

Lhuillier was elated that the Federation of School Sports Associations of the Philippines (Fessap) is reviving the once-prestigious tournament, and through BAP-Central Visayas vice president Raul "Yayoy" Alcoseba said he’s keen on supporting the top Visayan squads.

"This is a big development," said BAP president Joey Lina, as he extended his gratitude to Lhuillier’s vow of support.

"Cebu has been a distinguished farm of talented future superstars, and this will give us a bigger pool of talents for the RP Team once the FIBA [International Basketball Federation] lifts its suspension on the Philippines."

Tisha Abundo, chairman of the BAP commission for school league organizations and president of the National Capital Region Athletics Association, also welcomed the development, saying the inclusion of the Cebu teams will make the event more exciting.

"I thank BAP chairman Lhuillier and BAP president Joey Lina for supporting this endeavor. Cebu’s participation in the event will surely give a big challenge to Metro Manila-based schools, and that makes the National Battle of Champions a wide open chase for the crown," said Abundo.

The champion team will have the privilege of representing the Philippines in the Thailand Prince Cup, tentatively scheduled in October.

The BAP has yet to decide who will host the event. The Yñares Gym in Antipolo City, through Gov. Casimiro Yñares Jr. of Rizal; San Juan, through Mayor JV Ejercito; and the city of Manila, through Manila Sports Council chairman Ali Atienza are considered priority host venues for the major amateur cagefest.

The tournament calls for four groups of five teams battling each other in an inter-intra format. The top two teams of each division will move into the crossover quarterfinals. The top teams of each quarterfinal group then advance to the crossover semifinals.

The revival of the National Battle of Champions will be the pilot project of Fessap, which was established in 1999 and now the umbrella organization of school-based leagues like the NCRAA, the Universities and Colleges Athletic Association, Colleges Universities Sports Association, the National Athletic Association of Schools and Universities Association, the States Colleges and Universities Athletic Association, the Leyte Amateur Athletic Association and the Philippine Schools and Universities Athletic Association.

Twenty teams are initially eyed to participate as each of the 10-member leagues of Fessap will be allowed to field in two teams. The other competing leagues are USCAA, Bacolod-based Nopcea under the helm of Anthony Agustin of West Negros College, Prisaa represented by Rizal Province and the Southern Tagalog Athletic Association.

Semifinal winners will then dispute the crown in a sudden-death championship match, while the semis losers face off for third place.

AnthonyServinio
04-20-2006, 11:10 AM
As long as the NCAA and UAAP champion schools do not field representatives, this will be another so-so tournament by the suspended Chinese-controlled Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP). Sadly, the champion will not get the respect due a real champion.

nastrans
11-01-2007, 10:55 PM
Challenge of Champions slated Nov. 3-9

ALL is set for the staging of the 2007 Harbour Centre—National Basketball Challenge of Champions from Novem*ber 3 to 9 at the San Andres Gym in Manila.

The 12 schools from different league organizations will join the tournament organized by the City of Manila, Federation of School Sports Asso*ciation of the Philippines (FESSAP) and the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) with support from Harbour Centre.

Group A is composed of CAVSCAA champion University of Perpetual Help in Molino, Cavite; USCAA cham*pion New Era University in Quezon City; UNIGAMES 2006-07 champion Emilio Aguinaldo College; SCUAA national champion Rizal Techno*logical University in Mandaluyong City; 61st National Inter-Collegiate champion Angeles University Foun*dation from Pampanga and Manila Sports Athletic Association (MSAA) representative City College of Manila.

In Group B are SLCUAA champion STI College from Sta. Rosa, Laguna; Las Piñas College of Colleges and Universities Sports Association (CUSA); PISCUAA cham*pion Phi*lippine Merchant Maritime School College in Las Piñas City; Cagayan de Oro PRISAA champion Asian College of Science and Technology (ACSAT), UCAAP champion—University of Luzon in Pangasinan and UCAA champion St. Francis of Assisi College in Metro Manila.

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2007/nov/01/yehey/sports/20071101spo7.html

Hmmm, parang pinagsabay pa siya halos sa CCL...

The BAP is not dead I'm shock!!! <sarcasm> ;D

AnthonyServinio
11-02-2007, 12:53 AM
Challenge of Champions slated Nov. 3-9

ALL is set for the staging of the 2007 Harbour Centre—National Basketball Challenge of Champions from Novem*ber 3 to 9 at the San Andres Gym in Manila.

The 12 schools from different league organizations will join the tournament organized by the City of Manila, Federation of School Sports Asso*ciation of the Philippines (FESSAP) and the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) with support from Harbour Centre.

Group A is composed of CAVSCAA champion University of Perpetual Help in Molino, Cavite; USCAA cham*pion New Era University in Quezon City; UNIGAMES 2006-07 champion Emilio Aguinaldo College; SCUAA national champion Rizal Techno*logical University in Mandaluyong City; 61st National Inter-Collegiate champion Angeles University Foun*dation from Pampanga and Manila Sports Athletic Association (MSAA) representative City College of Manila.

In Group B are SLCUAA champion STI College from Sta. Rosa, Laguna; Las Piñas College of Colleges and Universities Sports Association (CUSA); PISCUAA cham*pion Phi*lippine Merchant Maritime School College in Las Piñas City; Cagayan de Oro PRISAA champion Asian College of Science and Technology (ACSAT), UCAAP champion—University of Luzon in Pangasinan and UCAA champion St. Francis of Assisi College in Metro Manila.

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2007/nov/01/yehey/sports/20071101spo7.html

Hmmm, parang pinagsabay pa siya halos sa CCL...

The BAP is not dead I'm shock!!! <sarcasm>* ;D

* * *First things first, don't worry because I don't think this league will conflict with the Champions League because with the way the CCL selection process is structured. there's no chance any of these teams will get an invite or even consideration as a wild card entry because they represent small-time schools from small-time leagues.* We are not even sure if some these leagues even exist or conducted a legitimate tournament in the last two years or so.

* * *Second, don't mind the BAP.* As long as the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) is recognized by the POC and FIBA, we have no problem.* As far as the old discredited Chinese-controlled BAP is concerned, they are not considered a national federation in the eyes of POC and FIBA.* However, they may still conduct tournaments and other basketball-related activities just like any other league or grouping like the PBA or MVBA.

amdgc82
11-03-2007, 10:49 AM
Challenge of Champions opens today*
November 03, 2007 07:39 PM Saturday

* * Games* today
* * (San Andres gym)
* * 9 a.m. --* City* College of Manila* *vs.* *UPHR-Molino (A)
* * 10:30 a.m. -* Las Piñas College* vs. STI-Sta Rosa (B)* * *
* * 2:30 p.m.--* ACSAT-Cagayan* vs.* Univ. of Luzon* (B)

FEDERATION of School Sports* Association of* the* Philippines (FESSAP) chairman* *Prospero* “Butch” Pichay* *will be the* guest of honor and speaker during* the* formal opening of* *the* *2007* Harbour Centre-National* Basketball* Challenge* *of* Champions, which* *kicks off* today* at* the* San Andres* gym* in* Malate, Manila.
* *
Pichay* is* expected* to* *make the* ceremonial* toss, along* with* Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, PRISAA chairman Dr. Emmanuel Angeles and* *Basketball Association of the* Philippines (BAP)* chairman Rep. Luis Villafuerte.
* *
Manila Schools Athletic Association (MSAA)* entry* * City* College* of* *Manila* and Cavite* Schools* Colleges Athletic* Associaton (CAVSCAA)* *University of* *Perpetual* Help- Cavite* will* open* *hostilities at 9 a.m.
* *
Other* opening-day matches will pit* *Las Piñas College* *against* *STI* College-Sta. Rosa,* Laguna;* Asian College of Science* and* Technology-Cagayan* against* University of Luzon .
* *
Other teams entered in the week-long* tournament* *organized* by* *the* *BAP, FESSAP and* the* * Manila* Sports Council and* supported by* Harbour Centre* and* Vega* are USCAA and* *Philippines-Korea* Friendship Games* champion* San* Sebastian* *College-Cavite;* *2006-2007 University* Games* champion* Emilio Aguinaldo College, States Colleges Universities* Athletic Association (SCUAA)* *national champion Rizal* Technological University and* QCAA* champion Trinity University* *of* Asia, all* * bracketed in Group A;* Philippine Inter-Schools,* Colleges Universities Athletic* *Association* (PISCUA)* *champion* Philippine Merchant Marine School-Las Pinas City* *and* UCAA* champion* St. Francis of* Assisi College in Group B.
* *
All* games* will* be* played at the San* Andres* Sports Complex* *under* the* supervision of* *MASCO* through* Nino de la Cruz* and Bong* Teodosio.* *

amdgc82
11-05-2007, 05:43 AM
RTU, EAC, Las Piñas win
People's Tonight*
November 05, 2007 Monday

* * * *Standings
* * * * Group A
* * * * * * * * * * * * W* * L
RTU* * * * * * * * * *1* * 0
EAC* * * * * * * * * *1* * 0
UPH-Molino* * * * *1* * 1
CCM* * * * * * * * * 0* * 2
Trinity* * * * * * * * x* * x
SSC-Cavite* * * * x* * x

* * * * *Group B
Las Pinas* * * * * *2* * 0
ACSAT* * * * * * * 1* * 1
U. Luzon* * * * * * 1* * 1
STI* * * * * * * * * *0* * 2
St. Francis* * * * *x* * x
PMMS* * * * * * * * x* * x

* * * * Games today:
* * (San* Andres gym)
* * 9 a.m. --* RTU* vs. CCM* (A)* * * * *
* 10:30 a.m. --* EAC* vs. UPHS-M (A)
* * 1p.m. -- ACSAT vs. STI (B)
* * 2:30 p.m.-- UL vs. LPC (B)

RIZAL Technology University and* Emilio Aguinaldo* College* made* rousing* debuts in* Group A,* while* Las* Pinas* College took over the lead* in Group B in* *the* Harbour* Centre- National Basketball* Challenge* of Champions* at the San Andres gym.
* *
RTU* leaned on* Ramon Litonjua’s* explosive game* to* *roll back* *opening-day winner* University of Perpetual Help -Molino,* 89-71,* for its first win in the tournament organzie dby the* *Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP)* in cooperation with* the Manila* Sports Council* and the Federation of School* *Sports Associations of the Philippines (FESSAP).
* *
Litonjua* scattered 27 points, including* seven triples, to lead the Technocrats of coach Ato Tolentino* and* * RTU* president* Dr. Jose Macaballug* to* victory.
* *
Jayvee Alas,* Jeff* Montemayor* and* Tonton* Catacutan added 11 points apiece for RTU.
* *
EAC* *held off* City College of* Manila, 90-88,* also* for* its* first win in Group A.
John Valderama,* Jester Ebuen and Alain Musni combined* for* 57 points for* the Generals of coach Nomar Isla.
* *
Marlon dela* Cruz and Jerry Estacio* led* CCM* *with 21 and 19 points, respectvely.
* *
In Group B,* Las Pinas College* toppled Asian College fo Science and Technology, 80-75, for its seocnd straight win.
* *
Carlos Irving, a 6-3 recruit from* Cameroon,* *scored 27* points to lead* *the* Las Pinas-based* Blue Lions.
* *
Kenny* Bullo* added 14* while* Ben* Bekonti,* another recruit from Cameroon,* had* 10.
* *
Chris Bularon* paced ACSAT with 19 points, followed* by Eric* Suguitan* with 14 and* Gerald Lapuz with 12.
* *
In* the* other* Group B* game, University of Luzon nipped* STI-Sta.* Rosa, 69-64.
* *
Norman Ilao and Marvin Macalalad* had* 30* points* for UL.
* *
The* tournament is* sponsored* by* *Harbour Centre,* Summit* Mineral Water and Vega* basketballs.* * *

amdgc82
11-06-2007, 06:24 AM
LPC strikes again
People's Tonight
November 06, 2007 Tuesday* *
*
* * * *Standings
* * * * Group A
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * * * L
RTU* * * * * * * * * * *2* * * * * * *0
EAC* * * * * * * * * * *2* * * * * * *0
UPH-Molino* * * * ** 1* * * * * * *2
CCM* * * * * * * * * * 0* * * * * * *3
Trinity* * * * * * * * * x* * * * * * *x
SSC-Cavite* * * * * *x* * * * * * *x
* * * * *Group B
Las Pinas* * * * * * * *3* * * * * * 0
ACSAT* * * * * * * * * 2* * * * * * 1
U. Luzon* * * * * * ** 1* * * * * * *2
STI* * * * * * * * * * * *0* * * * * * 3
St. Francis* * * * * * *x* * * * * * x
PMMS* * * * * * * * * * x* * * * * * x

* * * * Games today:
* * (San* Andres gym)
* * 9* a.m. --* CCM* vs. Trinity (A)
* * 10:30 a.m. --* STI* *vs.* PMMS (B)
* * 1 p.m.--* * RTU* vs.* *EAC* (B)
* * 2:30 p.m. --* * UPHS-Molino vs. SSC-Cavite (A)
* * 6 p. .m.--* *SFAC* vs.* U.Luzon (B)

LAS* Pinas College* made* it* *three in a row* in the* 2007 Harbour Centre- National* Challenge of Champions basketball tournament,* beating* University of* *Luzon ,* 93-78, in* double* overtime* at* *the San Andres gym in Malate, Manila.
* *
Ben Bekonti, the 6-3 recruit from* *the* Central* African* * republic of* *Cameroon,* *mocked* *all* defenders* to* score* 31* points for* *the* * Blue* *Lions* *of* *manager David Uy and coach Jimwell Gican.
* *
Kenny* Bullo* added* 16* points* and another* Cameroon* native* Carlos* Irving* contributed 15* points for Las Pinas, which kept its* unbeaten record with three* straight wins.
* *
Norman* Ilao* paced* Univerisyt of Luzon with 26 points, followed* by* Claude* Cubo with 12 and Marvin* Macalalad with 11.
* *
Regulation* time* ended* at* 66-all* and* the* first overtime* at* 72-all.
* *
MBL* First* Conference* *runner-up ACSAT routed* STI* College-Sta. Rosa,* 97-86,* *for* * its second* win in three* starts.
* *
The Ricky Alcantara-mentored* Lightnings* drew 27* points* from* Gerald* Lapuz* *and* 20* *points* f rom* Chris* Bularon* *to* *roll* back STI-Sta.Rosa.
* * *
In* Group A,* *Rizal Technological* * University* defeated* *City* Colleges of* *Manila, 116-100, and Emilio Aguinaldo College whipped* *University* of* *Perpetual Help-Molino,* 91-49, for their second* straight wins.
* *
The Technocrats, who are seeking* *another* *title* *under coach Ato Tolentino,* *rode on* the* hot* hands* of* Ramon* Litonjua (23 points), Juan* Uao (18), Tonton* Catacutan* (18),* Ricky Murillo (14)* and* *J eff* *Montemayor (14).
* *
Jervy Estacio* and* Marlon Dela Cruz* led CCM with 26 points* apiece.
* *
EAC also got double-digit scores* from three* *mainstays to* whip* *UPH-Molino. Alain* Musni led* *the Generals with* 17* points,* followed* by* * Jeff Galang and* Romeo Fotue* with 12.
* *
The tournament is organized by the Basketball Association of the Philippines in cooperation* with the Federation of* School Sports Association* of* *the Philippines and the* Manila Sports Council.
* *
Major* sponsors* are* *Harbour Centre,* Summit* Mineral Water,* *and Vega* Basketballs.*

amdgc82
11-06-2007, 06:31 AM
Las Piñas College posts third consecutive win
The Manila Times
Tuesday, November 06, 2007

LAS PIÑAS COLLEGE needed two overtimes to turn back stubborn University of Luzon, 93-75, and grab the solo leadership in the Harbour Centre-First National Basketball Challenge of Champions Monday at the San Andres Gym in Malate.

The Las Piñas dribblers, who trailed by as many as 15 points in the fourth quarter of regulation, charged back behind RJ Terez’s three treys and Ben Bekonti’s short stab to force the first overtime, 62-all, and again tied the score at 72-all, for another extra five minutes.

LPC, however, pounced on UL’s rash of errors to finally put the game away in the second extension and clinch its third win in as many games in the tournament organized by the Manila Sports Council in cooperation with the City of Manila and the Basketball Association of the Philippines and backed by Harbour Centre Port Terminal, Summit Mineral Water and Vega, the official ball.

University of Luzon dropped to 0-2.

Bekonti, a native of Cameroon, led Las Piñas with 31 points followed by Kenny Bullo with 16, while another Cameroon native, Carlos Irving, added 15.

Earlier, the Loreto Tolentino-coached Rizal Technological University rolled to its second win at the expense of City College of Manila, 116-110.

ACSAT, which took an 80-75 loss to LPC late Monday for an even 1-1 card, got back on track with a 97-86 stomping of STI-Sta. Rosa, while Emilio Aguinaldo College tied RTU at 2-0 with a 91-49 rout of University of Perpetual Help-Molino.

amdgc82
11-07-2007, 06:08 AM
CCM outplays Trinity
People's Tonight
November 07, 2007 Wednesday

* * * *Standings
* * * * Group A
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * * * *L
EAC* * * * * * * * * * * *3* * * * * * * 0
RTU* * * * * * * * * * * *2* * * * * * * 1
SSC-Cavite* * * * * * 1* * * * * * * 0
CCM* * * * * * * * * * * 1* * * * * * * 3
UPH-C* * * * * * * * * * 1* * * * * * * 3
Trinity* * * * * * * * * * 0* * * * * * *1
* * * * *Group B
Las Pinas* * * * * * * * 3* * * * * * * 0
ACSAT* * * * * * * * ** 2* * * * * * * 1
U. Luzon* * * * * * * ** 1* * * * * * * *2
STI* * * * * * * * * * * * 1* * * * * * * *3
PMMS* * * * * * * * * ** 0* * * * * * * 1
St. Francis* * * * * * * x* * * * * * * *x

* * Games today:
* * (San Andres gym)
* * 9 a.m. --* *EAC* vs. Trinity* (A)
* * 10:30 a.m. --* PMMS* vs. U niv. of* Luzon* (B)
* * 1 p.m. --* *St. Francis* vs.* *STI* (B)
* * 2 p.m. --* San* Sebastian-Cavite vs. CCM* (A)

HOST* City* College* of* Manila finally* barged* into the win column by* humbling* debuting* Trinity* University-Quezon City,* 108-102, in* * the* 2007* *Harbour Centre-National* Challenge of Champions at the San Andres gym in Malate, Manila.
* *
Carmelo Arambulo* scattered 25* *points* to lead a balanced scoring* *attack* *for* *CCM* of* *coach Randy Alcantara.
* * *
Three other mainstays --* Jervy Estacio, Dereck* Misajon and* Marlon Dela Cruz -- also scored in double* figures* *for CCM.
* *
Vincent Medrana* * and* *Jayson Magadia* led the Broncos* with 27 and* 17 points,* respectively.
* *
Equally impressive was STI Sta Rosa* *(Laguna),* which* * edged Philippine Merchant Marine Schools* (PMMS) , 71-69, for its first* win* in* four outings.
* *
The Olympians were led by* *John* *Batisan* with* *19* and* Richie Garing* *and* *Winston Balmaceda* with 13.
* *
In other matches, Emilio Aguinaldo* College won over Rizal Technological University and* San* Sebastian College-Cavite* *downed Univerisytof Perpetual* Help-Molino (Cavite).
* *
The* 12-team tournament* is being organized* by the Basketball* Association* of* the Philippiines (BAP)* *in* cooperation with* the Federation of School Sports* *Association of* the Philippines (FESSAP)* and* th e* Manila Sports Council (MASCO).
* *
Major sponsor is Habrour Centre.

amdgc82
11-08-2007, 04:50 AM
STI-Sta. Rosa stuns SFAC *
People's Tonight
November 08, 2007 Thursday

* * * *Standings
* * * * Group A
* * * * * * * * * * * *W* * * * *L
EAC* * * * * * * * 4* * * * * 0
SSC-Cavite* * * 2* * * * * 0
RTU* * * * * * * * 2* * * * * 1
UPH-Molino* * * 1* * * * * *3
CCM* * * * * * * * 1* * * * * *4
Trinity* * * * * * *0* * * * * *2
* * * * *Group B
Las Pinas* * * * *3* * * * * *0
ACSAT* * * * * * 2* * * * * *1
STI* * * * * * * * *2* * * * * *3
St. Francis* * * *1* * * * * *1
PMMS* * * * * * * 1* * * * * *1* *
U. Luzon* * * * * 1* * * * * *4

* * *Games today:
* *(San Andres gym)
* * 9 a.m. --* ACSAT vs. PMMS* (A)
* * 10:30 a.m. --* Trinity* vs UPHS-M (A)
* * 1 p.m. --* *Las Pinas vs* St. Francis (B)
* * 2:30 p.m. -- RTU* vs SSC-Cavite (A)

SOUTHERN Luzon Colleges and* Universities* Athletic* Association (SLCUAA)* champion STI-Sta. Rosa ended* *its elimination-round campaign with a bang, beating UCAA champion St. Francis of Assissi* College, 77-75,* in* the* 2007 Harbour Centre-National* Basketball Challenge of* Champions* *basketball tournament in* San* Andres gym in Malate, Manila.
* *
Handled* by* coach Leo Callado and* sports* coordinator Mike Fudotan,* the* Sta. Rosa City-based team relied on Winston Balmaceda and* *John* Batisan* *to pull the rug from under* the* Doves.
* *
Balmaceda, a* 5-8* guard,* *scored 20 points while Batisan added 12* points. for STI-Sta Rosa, who* closed out with* a* 2-3 mark in this* 12-team* tournament supported* by* Harbour Centre.
* *
Richie Garing* and* Jeff Yambao* contributed 19 and 12 points,* for STI.
* *
Raymund Ilagan* and* *Leomar Losentes scored 19 and 12 points for the* *Doves, who* debuted with a* 86-85 victory* over Universaity of Luzon* late Tuesday.* * * * In another Group B encounter,* * PMMS* *downed University of Luzon,* 89-79, for its first win in* two* outings.
* *
Jesse Bustos, Jerome Canico, Mark Chiong and Romualdo Abenio* combined for 57 points for* the* PISCUAA champion.
* *
In Group A,* Emilio Aguinaldo College* downed Trinity University, 104-90,* and San* Sebastian College-C avite* * nipped City College of Manila, 83-79.*
* *
Gester Ebuen fired 23 points for the* Generals, who* posted* their third straight win.* * *
* *
John Valderama and Romeo Tofue* added 17 and 11 points, respecitvely, for* the* *Generals* of coach* Nomar Isla.
* *
Lester Susi and Michael Espa paced* the Broncos with 19 and 14 points.
* *
The Baycats relied* on* *Oliver Villareal and Kris Lucernas to* beat* CCM.

amdgc82
11-08-2007, 05:01 AM
STI-Sta. Rosa upsets St. Francis of Assisi
The Manila Times
Thursday, November 08, 2007

SOUTHERN Luzon Colleges and Universities Athletic Association champion STI-Sta Rosa scored a stunning 77-75 upset win over St. Francis of Assisi College to end its elimination round campaign on a bright note in the 2007 Harbour Centre-National Basketball Challenge of the Champions Wednesday at the San Andres gym.

Coach Leo Callado’s leaned on the game-long brilliance of Winston Balmaceda and John Batisan, who had 20 and and 12 respectively, to turn back the Doves.

With the win, STI-Sta Rosa improved its mark to 2-3 while St. Francis took its first loss in two games in the tournament organized by the Manila Sports Council in cooperation with the City of Manila and the Basketball Association of the Philippines.

Richie Garing and Jeff Yambao chipped in 19 and 12 points for STI, which trailed 36-43 at the half.

Raymund Ilagan and Leomar Losentes had 19 and 12 points, respectively, for the Doves, who debuted with a 86-85 victory over University of Luzon late Tuesday.

PMMS-Las Pinas topped University of Luzon, 89-79, for its first win in two outings in another Group B match.

In Group A, Emilio Aguinaldo College upended Trinity University of Asia, 104-90, for its third straight win while San Sebastian College-Cavite nipped the City College of Manila, 83-79.

amdgc82
11-09-2007, 07:22 AM
St. Francis upsets Las Piñas
The Manila Times
Friday, November 09, 2007

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI struck hard in the second half to pull off a 67-59 upset over Las Piñas College Thursday in the Harbour Centre-First National Basketball Challenge of Champions at the San Andres Gym.

It was the Doves’ second win in three outings while Las Piñas College absorbed its first loss against two victories.

James Centenarez finished with 16 points while Raymund Ilagan added 14 for the Doves, who trailed 31-32 at halftime.

In other results, Trinity University of Asia demolished UPHS-Molino, 103-72, Emilio Aguinaldo College defeated San Sebastian College-Cavite, 89-73, for its fifth win in the tournament organized by the Manila Sports Council in cooperation with the City of Manila and the Basketball Association of the Philippines.

amdgc82
11-10-2007, 05:35 AM
Baycats make semis
People's Tonight
November 10, 2007 Saturday

* * * *Standings
* * * * Group A
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * * * L
EAC* * * * * * * * * * * *5* * * * * * * 0
SSC-Cavite* * * * * * 3* * * * * * * 1
RTU* * * * * * * * * * * *2* * * * * * * 1
Trinity* * * * * * * * * * 1* * * * * * * 3
UPH-Molino* * * * * * *1* * * * * * * 4
CCM* * * * * * * * * * * 1* * * * * * * 4

* * * * *Group B
Las Pinas* * * * * * * *4* * * * * * *1
ACSAT* * * * * * * * * 4* * * * * * *1
St. Francis* * * * * * *2* * * * * * *2
STI* * * * * * * * * * ** 2* * * * * * *3
PMMS* * * * * * * * * * 1* * * * * * *3* *
U. Luzon* * * * * * * * 1* * * * * * *4

REIGNING* USCAA champion San Sebastian* College-Cavite routed* Trinity* University, 95-66,* *to* catch the fourth and last bus to the semis in the 2007 Harbour* Centre- National* *Basketball* Challenge* of* Champions at the San Andres gym in Malate, Manila.
* *
Raymond* Alcasabas* mocked all* defenders* to* score* a* *game-high 30* points for* the* Baycats of coach Egay Macaraya.
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Bryan* Filio added* 12 points and* Kris Lucernas* and Marlito Escobal* controbuted 11 points apiece* for* the Baycats, who improved* to 3-1.
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The Baycats* are* assured* of the second semis* berth following the* *withdrawal of* *Rizal Technological University.
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University* Games* champion Emilio* Aguinaldo* College* *topped the* Group A with five straight victories.
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The Generals* of* multi-titled* *coach Nomar Isla are the only unbeaten team inthe 12-team* tourney organized* by* *the Basketball Association of* the* Philippines* (BAP) in cooperation with* the* *Federation of School* Sports* Asociation* of* *the Philippines* (FESSAP) and the* Manila* Sports Council (MASCO)
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The other semifinalists are Las Pinas* College and ACSAT (Asian College of Science and Technology),* which* finished with identical* *4-1* win-loss* records in Group B.
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Las Pinas College* slammed the door on PMMS* (Philippine Merchant* Marine* *School),* 84-73, behind the trio of* Kenny Bullo,* Carlos* Irving and Ben Bekonti.
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Bullo topscored with 30 points,* followed* by* Irving with 20 and Bekonti with 14.
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ACSAT relied on* Miguel Sanchez* and* three others* *to edge St. Francis Colelge,* 84-80, indouble overtime.

amdgc82
11-10-2007, 05:46 AM
ACSAT, SSC-Cavite make semis
The Manila Times
Saturday, November 10, 2007

SAN SEBASTIAN COLLEGE-CAVITE demolished Trinity University of Asia, 95-66, to book a semifinals berth in the Harbour Centre-1st National Basketball Challenge of Champions Friday at the San Andres Sports Complex.

Raymond Alcabasa topscored with 30 points as the USCAA and RP-Korean Friendship Cup cham*pion Baycats notched their third win in five outings and finished second in Group A.

Bryan Filio chipped in 12 points while Kris Lacernas and Marlito Esobal contributed 11 points each for San Sebastian-Cavite.

Vincent Medraña led Trinity University of Asia with 16 points followed by Mike Espa with 12 points.

Earlier, ACSAT-Cagayan de Oro City defeated St. Francis of Assisi in double overtime, 84-80 to also reach the semifinals while Group B leader Las Piñas College outplayed PMMS, 84-73, for its fourth win against one loss.

Group A leader Emilio Aguinaldo College likewise advanced to the Final Four in the tournament organized by the Manila Sports Council in coope*ration with the city government of Manila and the Basketball Association of the Philippines and backed by Harbour Centre, Summit Mineral Water and Vega, the official ball.

SSC-Cavite will meet Las Piñas College while EAC will face ACSAT-Cagayan de Oro in the crossover semifinal round on Monday at the EAC Gym.

amdgc82
11-13-2007, 06:05 AM
ACSAT, LPC in finals*
People's Tonight
November 13, 2007 Tuesday

* * * * Games today
* * (San Andres gym)
* * 1 p.m. -- EAC* vs* SSC-C
* * 2:30 p.m. --* ACSAT* vs* LPC

IT will be ACSAT (Asian College of* Science and Technology) against* Las Pinas College in the finals* of* the 2007* Harbour Centre-Challenge of Champions basketball* tournament at the EAC gym
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ACSAT survived Emilio Aguinaldo College,* 85-83, while Las Pinas College subdued San Sebastian* College-Cavite, 74-62, to set up* a* winner-take-all title showdown* in this tough, 12-team* tournament organized by the Basketball* Association of the Philippines (BAP) in cooperation* with* the Federation of School Sports Athletic Association of* the* Philippines (FESSAP and* Manila* Sports Council (MASCO).* *
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The championship game will be held at 2:30 p.m.today
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Nico Pupos, a 6-0 guard from Cagayan de Oro City,* scored on a drive with only 20 seconds remaining and the rest of the Lightnings* defended well in the General’s final offensive* to clinch the win.
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Harvey Igtos* added one* more free thow to finalize the score.
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Pupos’* game-winning basket came after Gester Ebuen defied his defenders to nail a basket to give the Generals an 84-83 lead.
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“EAC is really a strong team and I’m happy the boys played well enough to win the game,” said ACSAT coach Ricky Alcantara and consultant* *Ruel Daba.
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Pupos led the Lightnings with 20 points, while Eric Suguitan added 13.
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Ebuen carried the fight for the Nomar Isla-mentored Generals with 32 points

The scores
First game
ACSAT (85)* -- Pupos 20, Suguitan 13, Bularon 10, Igtos 10, R.Banquerigo* 10, Sanchez 8, Lapuz 7, Casil 3, Quilaquiga 3, Poblete 1, Jabaybay 0,* Burgos 0.
EAC (83) -- Ebuen 32, Roldan 15, Fotue 14, Mendoza 10, Lapuz 6, Pasaol* 4, Galang 2, Jose 0, Ripalda 0, Lapitan 0.
Quarterscores:* 16-24, 36-42,* 62-60, 85-83.

Second game
LPC (74)* -- Bekonti 20, Irving 16, Bullo 16, Kintanar 9, Cunial 8, Rosal* 3, Pening 2
SSC-C (62) --Villareal 15, Lucernas 11, Alcabasa 9, Panes 7, Basa 6,* Echavez 5, Antipuesto 5, Escobal 2, Reyes 2, Callado 0, Filio 0, Hatague* 0, Pantania 0.
Quarterscores: 18-13, 38-20, 57-43, 74-62.

amdgc82
11-13-2007, 06:36 AM
Las Piñas College, ACSAT in finals
The Manila Times
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

LAS PIÑAS COLLEGE and ACSAT took different routes to the championship round of the* Harbour Centre-First National Basketball Challenge of Champions at the Emilio Aguinaldo College Sports Center.

LPC, representing Colleges and Universities Sports Association, demolished San Sebastian College-Cavite, 94-62, in the knockout crossover semifinals in this tournament organized by the Manila Sports Council in cooperation with the City Government of Manila and the Basketball Association of the Philippines.

ACSAT, on the other hand, leaned on Nico Pupos’ basket and Harvey Igtos’ free throw to pull off a stunning 85-83 win over unbeaten Emilio Aguinaldo College, in the other semifinal match.

LPC and ACSAT clash for the title at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the San Andres Sports Complex. The match battle for third place between EAC and SSC-Cavite is at 1 p.m.

Ben Bikonte scored 20 points while Carlos Irving and Kenny Bullo contributed 16 points each for Las Piñas, which led 45-24 going into the third quarter.

Oscar Villareal finished with 15 points while Kris Lucena chipped in 11 points for the Caviteños, who only managed to cut the lead at 57-43 at the close of the third quarter.

Pupos finished with 20 points followed by Eric Suguitan with 13 while Chris Bularon and Igtos scored 10 points apiece.

amdgc82
11-14-2007, 05:16 AM
Las Pinas captures CoC crown
People's Tonight
November 14, 2007 Wednesday

LAS* Pinas* College added another* feather to its cap* by* *wnning the* Harbour* Centre-National Basketball Challenge of* the* Champion basketball* *tournament at the San Andres gym.
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Las PInas brought down* ACSAT (Asian College of Sciuence and Technology), 89-76, to* capture the* title in the event organized by* the Basketball Associaiton of the Philippines* (BAP)* in cooperation with the Federation of* *School Sports Athletic* Association of the Philippines* (FESSAP)* and the Manila Sports Council.
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Cameroon player Ben Bekonti scored 23 points and Kenny Bullo added 19 points for the Blue Lions of coach Jimwell Gican.
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Nico Pupos and Harvey Igtos led ACSAT* with 21 and 18 points, respectively.
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FESSAP* *chairman Prospero Pichay awarded* the trophies to the champion and runner-up, assisted* by* * FESSAP* *presidentTisha Abundo and* MASCO* *consultant Niño Dela Cruz.
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In the first game,* Emilio Aguinaldo* College* *downed San Sebastian* College-Cavite, 73-69, to* clinch third place.
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The* Generals* of* *multi-titled* coach* Nomar Isla drew 25 points from Gester Ebuen,* *19 points* from* * John Valderama 19 and 12 points from* *Romeo Fotue.
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Kris Lucernas led SSC-Cavite with* 22 markers.
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Oliver Villareal added 16 and* Raymond Alcabasa* had 11.*

amdgc82
11-14-2007, 05:40 AM
Las Piñas College rules Challenge of Champions
The Manila Times
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

LAS PIÑAS COLEGE banked on its balanced attack to pocket the Harbour Centre—First National Basketball Challenge of Champions title over ACSAT, 89-76, Tuesday at the San Andres Sports Center.

Cameroon native Ben Bekonti sizzled with 23 points while four others also finished with double-digit scores for LPC, which re*presented the Colleges, Uni*versities Sports Association in the tourna*ment organized by the Manila Sports Council in coope*ration with the City Government of Manila and the Basketball Association of the Philippines.

Boy Cunial contributed 14 points while Carlos Kiroung, also of Cameroon, added 13 and Marlon Pening 10.

Kiroung won the Most Valuable Player award in the weeklong tour*nament backed by Harbour Centre Port Terminal, Summit Mineral Water and Vega, the official ball.

Nico Pupos led the ACSAT Lightnings with 21 points followed by Harvey Igtos with 18 and Michael Sanchez with 10.

Earlier, Emilio Aguinaldo College of multi-titled coach Nomar Isla downed San Sebastian College-Cavite, 73-69, for third place.

Gester Ebuen led the Generals with 25 points, while John Valde*rama added 19 and Romeo Fotue had 12.

Kris Lucernas scored 22 points, Oliver Villareal made 16 and Raymond Alcabasa added 11 for San Sebastian College-Cavite.

Federation of School Sports Associations of the Philippines Chairman Prospero “Butch” Pichay awarded the trophies to the winners, assisted by FESSAP President Ms. Tisha Abundo and Manila Sports Council chief Niño de la Cruz.

Scores:

First Game

EAC 73 – Ebuen 25, Valderama 19, Fotue 12, Roldan 8, Lapuz 6, Pasaol 2, Galang 1, Ripalda 0, de Leon 0, Mendoza 0, Lapitan 0, Jose 0, Dialanto 0.

SSC-C 69 – Lucernas 22, Villareal 16, Alcabasa 11, Basa 9, Callado 4, Filio 3, Escobal 2, Pantonia 2, Reyes 0, Pasagui 0, Antipuesto 0.

Quarters: 18-13, 31-25, 48-43, 73-69.

Second Game

LPC 89 – Bekonti 23, Bullo 19, Cunial 14, Eiroung 13, Pening 10, Kentzie 6, Kintanar 2, Rosal 2, Terez 0, Brosas 0, Escatron 0.

ACSAT 76 – Pupos 21, Igtos 18, Sanchez 10, Banguerigo 9, Suguitan 6, Jabaybay 4, Lapuz 4, Casil 2, Poblete 2, Bularon 0, de la Peña 0.

Quarters: 26-25, 41-38, 60-57, 89-76.

Schortsanitis
11-24-2007, 10:11 PM
'Marami rin palang mga foreigners na naglalaro sa ibang leagues, a. Cameroonians Ben Bekonti & Carlos Irving/Kiroung?'