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amdgc82
02-12-2008, 06:40 AM
http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-02-06&sec=7&aid=48421

February 06, 2008 07:28 PM Wednesday

Dolphins stay unbeaten*

PHILIPPINE* Christian University* continued its impressive performance ,* *beating* Pacific Skyland, 81-75, for* its third straight win and* the solo* lead* in Group B in the* first* Manila* *Mayor Alfredo Lim Cup* invitational* basketball tournament at the San Andres* *gym in Malate, Manila.
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National team mainstays* *Jason Castro and* * Beau Belga* *provided the* all-important baskets as* the* Dolphins* of* coach* *Joel* Dualan staved off repeated rallies by* Pacific Sky.
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Castro, the 5-9* national team mainstay, fired a game-high 30 points, while Belga, a* *6-5 center,* added 15* points* and* 10 rebounds.* * * * *Jimiel Chien* contributed 11 points.
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Former FedEx mainstays* *Nino Marquez and Danny Capobres paced Pacific Sky with 19 and 14 points.
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In* another Group B match,* WBC Hawks* overwhelmed* *Hobe Bihon-City College of Manila, 88-72, for its* first* win* in* * two* *matches.
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The* Hawks , who are being handled by veteran coach* *Loreto “Ato”* Tolentino, relied* on Gilbert Neo,* Daniel Martinez,* Chico Manabat and* Onofre Napiza.
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Neo finished with 20 points,* Martinez added 16, MAnabat added 15 and* Napiza had 12.
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Hobe-CCM* (0-2)* was paced by* Jervy Estacio and* *Marlon De Leon with 14 and 12 points, respectively.
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In* *Group A, Trinity* University* of* *Asia* humbled* *Air Relay, 107-99,* to barge into the win column after* four losses.
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Handled by coach Rad Pasco, the* Quezon City-based* *Broncos relied on Vincent Medrana,* Kenneth Emata, Lester Susi* and* * *Michael Espa.
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Medrana* topscored* *with 29* *points, followed by* Emata with 25, Susi with 16 and Espa with 10.
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Chris* Sta Maria* *fired 27 points and Carlos Cecilia* added 25* points for Air* Relay, which* *went* down* to* its* * third* *straight setback.* * * *
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The 14-team tournament* *is* being* organized* by* *the Manila Sports Council (MASCO), headed by* Nino* Dela Cruz,* in cooperation with* the* *Association of* *Sports League-Manila.
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Davies* Paint Reinvented is* the* major sponsor.
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Conrado Mercado is the commissioner.

amdgc82
02-12-2008, 06:42 AM
http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-02-09&sec=7&aid=48828

February 09, 2008 08:35 PM Saturday*

Rusty, Pacific prevail in Mayor Lim Cup*

RUSTY* *Lopez defeated Aqua Sev, 79-70,* for its* *second straight win* in Group B* *behind solo leader* Philippine* *Christian University* in the 2008 Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim Cup invitational* basketball tournament at the* San Andres gym inM alate, Manila.
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Managed by Gil Flororita and* handled by coach Daniel Espaldon, Rusty Lopez* *got double digits from* five* * mainstays to outplay Aqua Serv
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Jerwin Gaco and ex-pro Ato Morano* scored 16* * points apiece for Rusty Lopez.
Backing up Gaco and Morano were* * *Allan Gamboa, who added* 12 points;* * Joseph* *Jahnke, who contributed* 12;* *and ex-pro Allan Salansang, who had 10.
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Aqua Serv* *(0-3)* *was* *led* * by Tristan Pagente* *with 19* points Arnel Calimag with 16, Pol Santiago* *with 11 and* *Victor Medina Jr. with* 10.
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In* the other* * Group B match, Pacific Sky 1* *edged* *MBL champion* * 5th Avenue Telecom, 67-63.
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Former* * Jose Rizal University standout* * Ernani* * Epondulan* scattered* 24 points for Pacific Sky of* *coach June* * Longalong and manager Scott Go.
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Danny Capobres, Lou Gatumbato and Francis Sanz also played* well for the Valenzuela- based team.
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In Group A,* *R.V. Marzan debuted with* * hard-earned 123-117* overtime win over Trinity University of Asia.
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Regulation ended* * at 104-all.
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With* coach* *Boni Garcia calling the shots,* * *R.V. Marzan relied* *on* *veterans* *Dave Catamora, Howard Flor* *and* * San Beda College* *mainstay Jeff Bombeo to escape* *with* *the* *win.
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Flor scored 27 points, while Catamora and Bombeo had 19 points each.
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Paul Reguera added 13 points, Alex Angeles contributed 12 and Tonton Lustestica added 11 points.
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Vincent Medrana carried the fight for the Broncos with 29 points.*

amdgc82
02-14-2008, 07:17 AM
http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-02-14&sec=7&aid=49426

February 14, 2008 08:08 PM Thursday*

Rusty Lopez, Lyceum win*

RUSTY* Lopez* and* *Lyceum of the Philippines* took* different* paths* before* beating* their respective* *opponents in* the* 2008 Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim Cup invitational* basketball* tournament at the San* Andres gym in Malate, Manila.
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Rusty Lopez* * outlasted* *WBC Hawks , 75-65, for its* *third* straight win in Group B.
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Former Coca Cola mainstay Renato “Ato”* Morano,* Jerwin Gaco and JR* Retaga led* *the Marikina* based squad of* Gil* Flororita* to victory over* the Hawks.
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Morano, a* 6-0* guard who played* for* the Coca-Cola Tigers in the* PBA,* *fired 16* points* *for* Rusty Lopez, which* is* being* mentored* by Daniel Espaldon.
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Gaco* and Retaga* added 14 points* apiece* for Rusty Lopez.
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Ryan Regalado finished with 17 points for* the* * *Hawks, followed by* Onofre Napiza and Daniel Martinez with 11 points apiece.
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Equally impressive* *was Lyceum,* *which* pulled the rug from under* *Pacific Powder Foam, 69-67, behind* *Joseph* Abaya’s buzzer-beater* *jump shot* *in* another Group B match.
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Victor Medina Jr. led* the Pirates* with 24* points, followed by Pol Santiago with 17.
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Abaya a 5-9 rookie* guard,* added* eight* *points for the Intramuros-based school, which posted its second win in five games.
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Abaya's heroics* came after former Federal* Express* * mainstay Nino Marquez* *drove* to the* basket* to tie* the game* *at* *67-all with 24 seconds left.
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Former Lyceum standout Danny Capobres* carried* *the* fight* for* Pacific* with 18 markers.
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Lou* *Gatumbato had 13 points and* ex-pro* Arnold Gamboa contributed 10 points for* *Pacific, which* *dropped* to 2-2 (win-loss).
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In* the* lone* * Group A encounter, Clearly 10* *King’s edged* ersthwile unbeaten* *R.V. Marzan, 80-79, to improve* its card to 5-1.
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Former* University* of* *the East* * mainstay* *Bonbon Custodio scattered* 21 points to lead* * the King’s* of* *coach* * Robert* de* la Rosa* to* its fifth* win in six* outings.
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Fil-Am* *Mike Dizon and Larry* *Rodriguez* contributed 17 and 13 points,* respectively.* * * * San Beda College player Mikah Evangelista and Letran center Brian Faundo paced R.V.Marzan* with 14 points each.
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Howard Flor* *contributed 13 points for RV Marzan,* which suffered its first* *loss in four games for 3-1 mark.
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The* *tough* *14-team* *tournament is organized* by* * the Manila Sports Council (MASCO)* *thru* *consultant* * Nino* *De la* Cruz* and* *supported by Davies Paint Reinvented.
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Tournament* *commissioner is* *Conrado Mercado, while Jaime Aquino is the technical man.*