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amdgc82
11-23-2007, 05:03 AM
2 foreign teams vying in NBC Cup
People's Tonight
November 23, 2007 Friday

TAGAYTAY CITY – Two foreign teams – Malaysia’s National Basketball League Selection and Indonesia Basketball League’s Stadium – strut their wares against separate rivals today at the start of the 2007 Tagaytay-NBC International Invitational Cup tournament at the Tolentino Sports Center here.
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The Malaysians, fresh from their golden triumph in the recent Johor Invitational, go up against the MP Pacman-Gensan Warriors at 2 p.m. while the Indons square off with Tagaytay-Spring Cooking Oil at 4 o’clock.
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Two other local teams – Mayor Sammy Co’s Pagadian Explorers and Armando Quibod’s Montana Pawnshop-Davao – will compete in the two-group tourney sponsored by Champion Sportswear, Spring Cooking Oil, Molten, Nature’s Spring and Sulpicio Lines.
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“After three foreign stints, it’s now NBC’s turn to host our friendly rivals,” said Tagaytay Mayor and NBC executive vice president Bambol Tolentino. “We expect to have a lively, exciting basketball week.”
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The Cooking Oil Masters of NBC President Nathaniel “Tac” Padilla and Mayor Tolentino hope to improve their second-place finish in the Johor tourney.
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“The boys are ready. They’re in top shape. We’re confident that we’d be able to get the top prize this time,” said Padilla and Tolentino.
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“But more importantly, we have established good relationship with our neighboring countries, particularly Malaysia and Indonesia.”
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Highlighting today’s 1:30 p.m. opening ceremony is a performance by the Tagaytay City Science Dance Troupe.* *
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The Malaysians will be bracketed with Pagadian and MP Pacman-Gensan in Group A, while the Indons will be in Group B with Tagaytay-Spring and Montana Pawnshop.
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The top two teams will advance to the semifinals, with the winners of two knockout matches disputing the title.*

amdgc82
11-25-2007, 05:45 AM
Tagaytay-Spring overpowers Indons in NBC Cup*
November 25, 2007 Sunday
People's Journal

TAGAYTAY CITY – Tagaytay-Spring Cooking Oil waxed hot from start to finish to trounce the Indonesia Stadium dribblers, 84-66, Friday night at the start of the 2007 Tagaytay-NBC International Invitational Cup unwrapped Friday night at the Tolentino Sports and Activity Center here.
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Nino Marquez led the hosts with 20 points while Arwin Siamet paced the visitors with 15 marker in the tournament sponsored by Champion Sportswear, Spring Cooking Oil, Molten, Sulpicio Lines and Nature’s Spring.
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“We started slow because we’re not familiar with the Indonesians’ style of play.* Once we got settled, lumabas na ‘yung talagang laro naming.* Hopefully, we can go all the way to the championship,” said Spring coach Efren “Yong” Garcia.
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The Indons actually had an early lead at 10-4 before Marquez, Nani Epondulan and Ariel de Castro ignited the offense of the Cooking Oil Masters of NBC president Nathaniel “Tac” Padilla and Tagaytay Mayor Bambol Tolentino.*
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Tagaytay-Spring never looked back after surging to a 25-17 first-quarter lead.
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Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao’s MP Gensan Pacman completed a big success for local teams by beating the NBL Selection of Malaysia, 84-67, in the other game.
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The scores:
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Tagaytay-Spring (84) – Marquez 20, Epondulan 10, Tajonera 10, De Castro 9, Cuenca 8, Villamin 7, Guiyab 5, Quiambao 4, L. Reyes 4, M. Reyes 3, Capobres 3
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Indonesia (66) – Siamet 15, Maruty 12, Budianto 9, Rarung 8, Widiatmo 8, Kasneer 7, Tambayong 3, Ramli 2, Pattikawa 2
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Quarterscores: 25-17, 50-28, 69-45, 84-66

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Gensan (84) – Ramos 20, Recustodio 17, Medalla 10, Daja 9, Locsin 5, Menor 4, Deligero 4, Dennison 4, Rubi 3, Tadena 2, Lagare 2, Farachilen 2, Coronado 2
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Malaysia (67) – Wee 24, Sanz 15, Chin 8, Gamboa 7, Tan 6, Ng 4, Lai 2, Na 1
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Quarterscores: 12-12, 31-30, 54-53, 84-67

amdgc82
11-27-2007, 05:31 AM
Pagadian, Davao triumph *
November 27, 2007 Tuesday
People's Tonight
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TAGAYTAY CITY --* Mayor Sammy Co’s* Pagadian Explorers* whipped* the* National Basketball* League* Selection of Malaysia, 90-78, to clinch a semifinal spot in the 2007 Tagaytay-NBC International Invitational Cup tournament Sunday at* the* Tolentino Sports* and Activity Center here.
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Businessman* Armando Quibod’s Montana Pawnshop-Davao also advanced to the semis by crushing Indonesia’s Stadium squad, 70-49, in the other match.
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The Explorers and* the Jewellers controlled* the games throughout in key matches of* the* tourney* sponsored* by Spring Cooking Oil, Champion Sportswear, Molten and Sulpicio Lines.
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Four mainstays,* led* *by* *veteran* Mike* Orquillas, scored* in* double* figures* for* the* *Explorers,* who led 25-17, 46-36 and* 73-50 in the first three* *periods.
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The* Davao-based* *Jewellers also drew* balanced* *scoring attack from* six* mainstays to* roll back the* Indonesians.
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Davao led by only six in the first half,* 23-17, but outscored Indonesia,* 34-20, in the third quarter to win pulling away.
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The semifinal games* pitting* the Explorers* against the Jewellers* and* the* Gensan Pacman Warriors of* boxing champion Manny* Pacquiao* against* *host Tagaytay-Spring* Cooking Oil* were scheduled late yesterday* (Monday).*
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The* *winners* will* dispute the title* tomorrow.
The scores:
Pagadian (90)* --* Orquillas 21, Saludsud 14, Quilo 13, Singco 10, Singedas 6, Santiago 6, Villaver 4, Ayuk 4, Pamaran 3, Naron 3, Espiritu 2, Latoreno 2, Benitez 2, Sierra 0, Daroya 0
Malaysia (78) --* *Wee 22, Gamboa 13, Ng 10, Sanz 10, Tan 7, Chinchoonsion 6, Siong 5, Soon 3, Tsunhou 2
* * Quarterscores: 25-17, 46-36, 73-50, 90-78
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Davao (70) -- Jawod 12, Ayson 10, Poloyapoy 8, Lamocha 8, Abanes 6, Canlas 6, Braga 5, Clavel 4, Edrinal 4, Fernandez 3, Dawal 2
Indonesia (49) --* *Maruty 10, Rarcing 9, Pattikawa 8, Ramci 5, Tambayong 4, Slamet 4, Purwono 3, Widiatmo 3, Pandu 3
* * Quarterscores: 16-14, 23-17, 57-37, 70-49*

amdgc82
11-29-2007, 04:41 AM
Pagadian cops NBC Cup
People's Journal
November 29, 2007 Thursday

TAGAYTAY CITY – Mayor Sammy Co’s Pagadian Explorers nosed out boxing icon Manny Pacquiao’s MP Gensan Pacman Warriors, 79-74, Tuesday to win the title in the 2007 Tagaytay-NBC International Invitational Cup basketball tournament at the Tolentino Sports & Activity Center here.
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Mel Latoreno waxed hot from start to finish to finish with 25 points and propel the Explorers to victory in the tourney backed by Spring Cooking Oil, Champion Sportswear, Molten, Sulpicio Lines and Nature’s Spring.
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“I told my players that this game is all about pride.* They (Warriors) beat us in the eliminations and we don’t want that to happen again.* I’m glad we turned the tables in the game that mattered,” said Pagadian coach Bong dela Cruz.
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Tied at 58 midway through the payoff period, the Explorers unloaded 12 straight points to make it 70-58 before Gensan halted the run with Apol Coronado’s three-point play off Rex Quilo.*
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But Pagadian refused to let the game slip away.* With the Warriors breathing down their necks at 73-74 with 17.3 seconds left, Latoreno and eventual MVP Percius Sinco scored to make it 79-73.
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Sinco was joined by Michael Orquillas, Gensan’s Rolly Menor, Davao’s Dado Ayson and Tagaytay’s Danny Capobres in the Mythical Team.
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Earlier, Tagaytay-Spring Cooking Oil trimmed Davao-Montana Pawnshop, 75-68. to clinch third spot, while the Malaysia NBL Selection beat Indonesia Stadium, 77-70.
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* * Tagaytay (75) – Tajonera 15, Marquez 13, Capobres 12, Villamin 12, De Castro 9, Cuenca 6, Guiyab 3, Reyes 2, Yambao 2, Miranda 1
* * Davao (68) – Lamocha 14, Abanes 11, Braga 9, Fernandez 9, Dawal 6, Canlas 5, Ayson 5, Clavel 4, Quibod 3, Poloyapoy 2
* * Quarterscores: 13-17, 33-31, 52-46, 75-68
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* * Pagadian (79) – Latoreno 25, Quilo 13, Villaver 9, Sinco 8, Ayuk 5, Benitez 5, Espiritu 4, Naron 3, Orquillas 2, Santiago 2, Saludsod 2, Sierra 1
* * Gensan (74) – Rubi 17, Tadena 12, Recustodio 10, Daja 10, Menor 10, Coronado 6, Farochilen 3, Locsin 2, Lumantas 2, Medalla 2
* * Quarterscores: 16-24, 31-36, 56-54, 79-74* *