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amdgc82
03-07-2008, 12:09 PM
Cebu wins bid to host Asian U-Games (http://philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=52&type=2&sec=73&aid=20080306213)
Friday, March 7, 2008

On the heels of a successful hosting of the 62nd National Students Basketball Championships (NSBC), noted Cebuano sports patron Lorenzo “Chao” Sy proudly announced that Cebu won the bid to host the Asian University Games (AUG) Championships set from July 5 to 12 at the Cebu Coliseum.

“It is for the love of sports, especially basketball, that prompted me to bid for Cebu’s hosting of AUG,” said Chao Sy. “Even if I kept on losing in basketball, I still feel enjoyment in it and for as long as I* have the money, I will keep on promoting games”, he added.

Chao Sy said the AUG was originally set in Tokyo, Japan.

10 teams are expected to compete in the week-long sports conclave with representatives from Japan, Korea, and China. Host Philippines will be fielding in five entries, three from Cebu and two from Manila.

The AUG will be the second major sporting event brought to Cebu by Sy after the NSBC.

Meanwhile, former Rep. Prospero “Butch” Pichay described the recently-concluded NSBC as “impressive and very successful.”

Pichay said had the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras went on with their plan to withdraw from the tournament, they would have never won the championship.

For bagging the NSBC crown, no less that a ticket to the Fujian Invitational Tournament in China await the Cobras in the first week of April. They will be joined by high school titlist Benedictine International school (BIS) of Quezon City.

Also, Pichay contemplates thoroughly on holding the 63rd edition of the annual NSBC in his hometown Surigao City. (GGM)

amdgc82
03-08-2008, 07:59 AM
Asian mix plays basketball (http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2008/03/08/sports/asian.mix.plays.basketball.html)
Saturday, March 08, 2008
www.sunstar.com.ph

CEBU collegiate teams will be given a chance to elevate their games a notch higher when they play against the best university basketball teams from our Asian neighbors.

The 2008 BAP-organized National Students Basketball Championship champions Southwestern University Cobras and the runners up University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers and University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors are entitled to represent the Philippines, together with two other teams from Manila, in the Asian Universities Basketball Championships (AUBC) in July.

Originally set on June 20 to 27, the AUBC is moved from July 5 to 12 to be held here in Cebu City.

“I am just glad that we were given the chance to host this magnitude of competition for the benefit of our local players. This will be a tough test for our Cebu school teams and hopefully they could deliver,” said local organizer Lorenzo “Chao” Sy.

Aside from the Philippine school teams, two teams from South Korea, three teams from China and a team from Japan will be coming to compete in this biennial basketball competition.

The AUBC was earlier scheduled in Manila but after the NSBC tournament here, the hierarchy of the BAP gave a lot of consideration to the request of Sy to host the competition here.

It would be a fitting pre-season tune-up for the Cobras, Lancers and Warriors as they seek supremacy in the 2008 Cesafi basketball season. RCM

thadzonline
03-09-2008, 09:17 PM
seems like there are still international connections allied with BAP? could there be a larger political conflict beyond the BAP(within the FIBA?)...tsk tsk...

amdgc82
03-10-2008, 06:17 AM
Asian University Basketball set July 5-12 (http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2008/mar/10/yehey/sports/20080310spo6.html)
Monday, March 10, 2008
www.manilatimes.net

ASIAN University Basketball Federation (AUBF) President Shin Dong Pa of Korea announced this weekend that the 6th Asian University Basketball Championship for Men will be held on July 5 to 12 in Cebu City.

The tournament, which will be hosted by the Basketball Association of the Philippines headed by Cong. Butch Pichay, will be participated in by Korea, China, Chinese-Taipei, Malaysia, Japan and five local teams.

Among the local teams are the top three finishers in the 62nd National Students Basketball Championships—Southwestern University, University of Visayas and University of San Carlos.

Also joining are University of Luzon, champion of the UCAAP in Region 1, and one special team to be invited by the BAP.

Sangmu Military College of Korea defeated Rizal Technological University to win last year’s edition held in Daet, Camarines Norte.

Expected to grace the tournament’s opening are AUBF Honorary Chairman Dr. Carl Menky Ching, AUBF Vice Presidents Dr. Ekodjatmiko Sukarso of Indonesia’s Ministry of National Education, Madam Liu Yumin of China Basketball Association, and Dr. Robert Milton Calo of the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) and AUBF Board of Directors from Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Lebanon, and Chinese-Taipei.

amdgc82
03-10-2008, 06:35 AM
AUBF head: Cebu to host Asian hoops (http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2008/03/10/sports/aubf.head.cebu.to.host.asian.hoops.html)
Monday, March 10, 2008
www.sunstar.com.ph

ASIAN University Basketball Federation (AUBF) president Shin Dong Pa, the legendary shooter from Korea, has officially announced the hosting of the 6th Asian University Basketball Championship (AUBC) for Men in Cebu City from July 5 to 12.

Shin Dong Pa, a well-respected basketball leader from Korea announced that the AUBC will be hosted by BAP president Prospero “Butch” Pichay in cooperation with Cebuano sports patron Lorenzo “Chao” Sy.

There will be 10 teams in this competition with three coming from Cebu—the top three finishers of the recently concluded 62nd National Students Basketball Championships. There will also be two from Luzon, the University of Luzon and a special team invited by Pichay and one each from Korea, China, Chinese-Taipei, Malaysia and Japan.

Winner

Last year, Sangmu Military College of Korea won the 5th AUBC title over the Rizal Technological University Bombers of coach Ato Tolentino in Daet, Camarines Norte in Bicol.

Aside from the schools, the big names of Asian basketball are also expected to attend the competition. The officials will be led by AUBF Honorary Chairman Dr. Carl Menky Ching, AUBF Vice Presidents’ Dr. Ekodjatmiko Sukarso of Indonesia’s Ministry of National Education, Madam Liu Yumin of the Chinese Basketball Association, and Dr. Robert Milton Calo of the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines and AUBF Board of Directors from Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Lebanon, and Chinese-Taipei.

Meanwhile, BAP Secretary General Graham Lim has been tasked by Pichay to prepare the China trip of the Southwestern University Cobras, the champions of the 62nd NSBC held here two weeks ago.

SWU will be going to the Fujian Province of China together with the high school champions Benedictine International School in Alabang, to play exhibition games against the teams from the hosst province on April 2 to 6. (RCM)

AnthonyServinio
03-14-2008, 03:46 AM
* * *Two words* that best describe this coming tournament . . . BIG JOKE!* *>:(

amdgc82
06-24-2008, 06:45 AM
June 24, 2008 08:31 PM Tuesday
China, Korea vying in AUBC tourney
www.journal.com.ph

ANOTHER major international basketball tournament will be held in Cebu City next month.
* *
Two foreign teams --* Huaqiao University of China, and* Hanyang University of* Korea* --will participate* *in* the* sixth Asian University Basketball Championship* scheduled* July 5-12 at the Cebu Coliseum.
* *
An* annual undertaking of the Asian* University Basketball Federation (AUBF), headed by Korean legend* Shin Dong-Pa, and the Basketball Association of the Philippines-Samahang Basketbol ng* Pilipinas (BAP-SBP), led by chairman Camarines Sur Cong. Luis Villafuerte and president Prospero “Butch” Pichay,* the eight-day championships will also feature* *two* top-notch Cebu teams* -- reigning national inter-collegiate* champion Southwestern University and runner-up University of the Visayas.
* *
Also entered are Angeles University* *Foundation and University of* Luzon.
* *
The tournament is recognized by the Asian University Sports Federation (AUSF) since 1998* and* the* International University Sports Federation (FISU.
* *
The hosting of the tournament was finalized by Shin Dong Pa and Pichay during the formal signing of agreement held at the SCOOP sa Kamayan Padre Faura last Feb. 29, 2008.
* *
“This will be another great opportunity for Cebu to host a major international basketball event,” said Pichay, who* lauded Cebu organizers for the successful hosting of the National Inetr-Collegiate and Inter-Secondary Basketball Championhips last February.
* *
The winners of the national students championships* -- Southwestern University (college) and Benedictine* International Schol (high school)* eventually represented the country in goodwill games in Xiamen, China.
* *
Among* those* who witnessed the* formal signing of agreement were* *Federation* of* School Sports Associations of the Philippines (FESSAP) president* Teresita D. Abundo and executive vice president,* Prof. Robert Milton A. Calo;* *AUBF director Park Hyun Mo and* BAP external* lawyer Atty. Romeo L. Magtanong.
* *
Pichay and BAP regional director Lorenzo Sy* designated* Felix Tiukinhoy of Cebu Sports Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI)* as commissioner.
* *
Pichay* and Villafuerta are expected to personally attend the opening ceremony.
* *
The top local team* *in this championship* will* also be invited to participate in the upcoming* National Open Championship to be held in Bacolod* in mid-September 2008, according* to Pichay.

D_I_A
06-24-2008, 02:18 PM
June 24, 2008 08:31 PM Tuesday
China, Korea vying in AUBC tourney
www.journal.com.ph

ANOTHER major international basketball tournament will be held in Cebu City next month.
* *
Two foreign teams --* Huaqiao University of China, and* Hanyang University of* Korea* --will participate* *in* the* sixth Asian University Basketball Championship* scheduled* July 5-12 at the Cebu Coliseum.
* *
An* annual undertaking of the Asian* University Basketball Federation (AUBF), headed by Korean legend* Shin Dong-Pa, and the Basketball Association of the Philippines-Samahang Basketbol ng* Pilipinas (BAP-SBP), led by chairman Camarines Sur Cong. Luis Villafuerte and president Prospero “Butch” Pichay,* the eight-day championships will also feature* *two* top-notch Cebu teams* -- reigning national inter-collegiate* champion Southwestern University and runner-up University of the Visayas.
* *
Also entered are Angeles University* *Foundation and University of* Luzon.
* *
The tournament is recognized by the Asian University Sports Federation (AUSF) since 1998* and* the* International University Sports Federation (FISU.
* *
The hosting of the tournament was finalized by Shin Dong Pa and Pichay during the formal signing of agreement held at the SCOOP sa Kamayan Padre Faura last Feb. 29, 2008.
* *
“This will be another great opportunity for Cebu to host a major international basketball event,” said Pichay, who* lauded Cebu organizers for the successful hosting of the National Inetr-Collegiate and Inter-Secondary Basketball Championhips last February.
* *
The winners of the national students championships* -- Southwestern University (college) and Benedictine* International Schol (high school)* eventually represented the country in goodwill games in Xiamen, China.
* *
Among* those* who witnessed the* formal signing of agreement were* *Federation* of* School Sports Associations of the Philippines (FESSAP) president* Teresita D. Abundo and executive vice president,* Prof. Robert Milton A. Calo;* *AUBF director Park Hyun Mo and* BAP external* lawyer Atty. Romeo L. Magtanong.
* *
Pichay and BAP regional director Lorenzo Sy* designated* Felix Tiukinhoy of Cebu Sports Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI)* as commissioner.
* *
Pichay* and Villafuerta are expected to personally attend the opening ceremony.
* *
The top local team* *in this championship* will* also be invited to participate in the upcoming* National Open Championship to be held in Bacolod* in mid-September 2008, according* to Pichay.



i hope CESAFI wouldn't take part on this Moro-moro league!

nastrans
06-24-2008, 10:44 PM
seems like there are still international connections allied with BAP? could there be a larger political conflict beyond the BAP(within the FIBA?)...tsk tsk...


FIBA has said that they are not recognizing the AUBC.

amdgc82
06-25-2008, 09:55 AM
6 teams to join AUBF caging in Cebu
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The Freeman

A total of six teams have been invited by the Asia University Basketball Federation (AUBF) to compete in the 6th* Asian University Basketball Championship set from July 5 to 12 at the Cebu Coliseum.

Organized by the Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF), the annual tournament has been recognized by the Asian University Sports Federation (AUSF) since 1998 under the auspices of the International University Sports Federation (IUSF).

Through its president Tisha Abundo and executive vice president Robert Calo, the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP), an AUBF affiliate member, has been tasked to supervise the international event, which was formalized last February 29 following a contract signing between Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) president Prospero Pichay Jr. and AUBF president Shin Dong Pa of South Korea.

The event was witnessed by AUBF director Park Hyun Mo and BAP external lawyer Atty. Romeo L. Magtanong.

The participating teams in the week-long competition are Huaqiao University of China and Hanyang University of South Korea, Southwestern University (SWU) and University of Visayas (UV) from host Cebu, and the University of Luzon (UL) of Pangasinan and Angeles University Foundation (AUF) of Pampanga.

Felix Tiukinhoy, the commissioner of the Cebu Sports Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI), has been designated as tournament commissioner following the recommendation of BAP regional director Lorenzo “Chao” Sy to Pichay.

The legendary Shin Dong Pa, a deadly shooter who starred for the South Korean national team during the 60s and 70s, will be welcomed in Cebu by Pichay on July 4.

Rep. Luis R. Villafuerte, the BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) chairman, will be the guest speaker during the opening ceremony.

South Korea’s Sangmu University defeated local bet Rizal Technological University in last year’s* AUBC finals held in Daet, Camarines Norte. – GGM

thadzonline
06-25-2008, 10:01 AM
seems like there are still international connections allied with BAP? could there be a larger political conflict beyond the BAP(within the FIBA?)...tsk tsk...


FIBA has said that they are not recognizing the AUBC.


But aren't there also FIBA personalities having a hand in the organization of that league?

thadzonline
06-25-2008, 10:04 AM
June 24, 2008 08:31 PM Tuesday
China, Korea vying in AUBC tourney
www.journal.com.ph

ANOTHER major international basketball tournament will be held in Cebu City next month.

Two foreign teams -- Huaqiao University of China, and Hanyang University of Korea --will participate in the sixth Asian University Basketball Championship scheduled July 5-12 at the Cebu Coliseum.

An annual undertaking of the Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF), headed by Korean legend Shin Dong-Pa, and the Basketball Association of the Philippines-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP), led by chairman Camarines Sur Cong. Luis Villafuerte and president Prospero “Butch” Pichay, the eight-day championships will also feature two top-notch Cebu teams -- reigning national inter-collegiate champion Southwestern University and runner-up University of the Visayas.

Also entered are Angeles University Foundation and University of Luzon.

The tournament is recognized by the Asian University Sports Federation (AUSF) since 1998 and the International University Sports Federation (FISU.

The hosting of the tournament was finalized by Shin Dong Pa and Pichay during the formal signing of agreement held at the SCOOP sa Kamayan Padre Faura last Feb. 29, 2008.

“This will be another great opportunity for Cebu to host a major international basketball event,” said Pichay, who lauded Cebu organizers for the successful hosting of the National Inetr-Collegiate and Inter-Secondary Basketball Championhips last February.

The winners of the national students championships -- Southwestern University (college) and Benedictine International Schol (high school) eventually represented the country in goodwill games in Xiamen, China.

Among those who witnessed the formal signing of agreement were Federation of School Sports Associations of the Philippines (FESSAP) president Teresita D. Abundo and executive vice president, Prof. Robert Milton A. Calo; AUBF director Park Hyun Mo and BAP external lawyer Atty. Romeo L. Magtanong.

Pichay and BAP regional director Lorenzo Sy designated Felix Tiukinhoy of Cebu Sports Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) as commissioner.

Pichay and Villafuerta are expected to personally attend the opening ceremony.

The top local team in this championship will also be invited to participate in the upcoming National Open Championship to be held in Bacolod in mid-September 2008, according to Pichay.



i hope CESAFI wouldn't take part on this Moro-moro league!


nagcommmit na sa CeSAFI commish Tikinhuy to be commish of the AUBC and I do not see any objections coming from the CeSAFI board...sigh

thadzonline
06-25-2008, 10:07 AM
USC is not participating in this league..the next tournament that they will join is the CeSAFI na yata..nagtatago ng baraha..hehe

amdgc82
06-25-2008, 10:36 AM
6 teams to join AUBF caging in Cebu
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The Freeman

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Organized by the Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF), the annual tournament has been recognized by the Asian University Sports Federation (AUSF) since 1998 under the auspices of the International University Sports Federation (IUSF).

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This tournament is not recognized by the Asian University Sports Federation (AUSF). AUSF issued an official statement regarding this tournament last year.

http://www.ausf.org/EN/News/2007-06/EnableSite_ReadNews13413531180972800.html

Official Statement on “Asian University Basketball Federation”*
2007-06-05* Visit:* *

Secretariat of AUSF officially announced that Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF) had no relationship with Asian University Sports Federation (AUSF), and AUBF had no right to host any Asian University Championships (AUCs).

Recently, Secretariat of AUSF received invitation for the 6th Asian University Championship for Men from Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF). In order to alert all the members of AUSF, Secretariat of AUSF made the official statement mentioned above. According to By-Laws of Asian University Games (AUGs) and Asian University Championships (AUCs), AUGs and AUCs are the properties of AUSF. Only the AUSF Executive Committee and the Steering Committee have the power to award hosting right of AUGs and AUCs to members of AUSF. In this case, the `6th Asian University Championship for Men` was not an AUC. Should you receive the invitation from AUBF, please consider it carefully.

As the development of university sports in Asia, AUSF becomes more influential in Asia, even in worldwide. May other organization intent to host championships under the name of AUC, which actually is illegal. In order to prevent the benefits of all members being influenced, Secretariat of AUSF hopes that all of you can be alert to this kind of happenings.

thadzonline
06-25-2008, 01:12 PM
there goes another bubble

D_I_A
06-26-2008, 07:46 PM
there goes another bubble


As long as there are self vested Filipino basketball leaders trying to align themselves with the BAP, irregularities like this will occur!

Down with the BAP!!! >:(

ankle breaker
06-26-2008, 09:46 PM
i hate to say this. this is getting worser and it sucks more.

amdgc82
06-29-2008, 06:36 AM
Cesafi Board gives Tiukinhoy, member schools go signal
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 10:36:00 06/28/2008

CEBU SCHOOLS Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy and member schools Southwestern University (SWU) and the University of the Visayas (UV) were given the green light by the Cesafi Board to participate in the Asian University Basketball Championships slated next weekend at the Cebu Coliseum.

Tiukinhoy was given the go-signal to act as commissioner of the tournament while the reigning National Students Basketball Championships titlists Cobras and the seven-time Cesafi champions Green Lancers were both cleared to participate, during the a Board meeting Thursday night at the Pino Restaurant in Lahug.

The moves were all in compliance of a board resolution which supposes that Cesafi member teams may participate in non-sanctioned Cesafi tournaments so long as they ask permission from the Board and it is not in conflict with any Cesafi activity.

Also in that said meeting, Cesafi's representative to the Board of the BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP), Atty. Baldomero Estenzo, also made his report regarding the proceedings of the national congress, which was held last June 12 at the Dusit Hotel in Makati.

After the report, the Cesafi Board decided to draft a formal letter asking the secretariat of the country's basketball governing body for more documents in order to determine who the legitimate leader is. The Cesafi, which is an active member of the organization, has been left in a conundrum as to which president to follow, after the election of Manny V. Pangilinan and Prospero “Butch” Pichay.

“We're under the BAP-SBP and we will follow that. That has never been in question. What we need answered is who the real president of the organization is. That's why we're asking for documents in order to study the merits of the legitimacy of the leadership,” said Tiukinhoy. Correspondent Jonas Panerio

D_I_A
06-29-2008, 09:35 AM
Cesafi Board gives Tiukinhoy, member schools go signal
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 10:36:00 06/28/2008

CEBU SCHOOLS Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy and member schools Southwestern University (SWU) and the University of the Visayas (UV) were given the green light by the Cesafi Board to participate in the Asian University Basketball Championships slated next weekend at the Cebu Coliseum.

Tiukinhoy was given the go-signal to act as commissioner of the tournament while the reigning National Students Basketball Championships titlists Cobras and the seven-time Cesafi champions Green Lancers were both cleared to participate, during the a Board meeting Thursday night at the Pino Restaurant in Lahug.

The moves were all in compliance of a board resolution which supposes that Cesafi member teams may participate in non-sanctioned Cesafi tournaments so long as they ask permission from the Board and it is not in conflict with any Cesafi activity.

Also in that said meeting, Cesafi's representative to the Board of the BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP), Atty. Baldomero Estenzo, also made his report regarding the proceedings of the national congress, which was held last June 12 at the Dusit Hotel in Makati.

After the report, the Cesafi Board decided to draft a formal letter asking the secretariat of the country's basketball governing body for more documents in order to determine who the legitimate leader is. The Cesafi, which is an active member of the organization, has been left in a conundrum as to which president to follow, after the election of Manny V. Pangilinan and Prospero “Butch” Pichay.

“We're under the BAP-SBP and we will follow that. That has never been in question. What we need answered is who the real president of the organization is. That's why we're asking for documents in order to study the merits of the legitimacy of the leadership,” said Tiukinhoy. Correspondent Jonas Panerio



i dont' know if CESAFI people are playing dumb or they're just trying to sail in two rivers just to promote their vested interests.

FIBA, POC and PSC including the entire basketball loving community has thrown their support with the BAP-SBP led by the MVP as President and Noli Eala as Executive Director as the legitimate and duly recognized basketall NSA.

mahirap bang intindihin yun? sa pula sa puti ba ang CESAFI? uh oh!

thadzonline
06-29-2008, 09:58 PM
ang problema naman kasi both sides is not very transparent

D_I_A
07-01-2008, 11:06 AM
Sana mas transparent ngayon sila EALA at Pangilinan

thadzonline
07-01-2008, 12:43 PM
and let's hope talagang full transparency...basketball stakeholders deserve that

amdgc82
07-03-2008, 06:31 AM
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Asian hoops kicks off; Cesafi clarifies ‘stand’
www.sunstar.com.ph

ONE of the top contenders for the upcoming 6th Asian University Basketball Championship, the Huaqiao University, will be arriving today in preparation for the event slated on July 5 at the Cebu Coliseum Huaqiao which is based in Fujian, China, is one of the best teams in the China University Basketball Association.

This will be Huaqiao University’s second straight appearance in the AUBC, which was established in 1998. Last year, the Chinese team placed third behind South Korea’s Sangmu University and local bet Rizal Technological University in the University games held in Camarines.

The 6th AUBC Championship will be formally launched today at the Hotel Fortuna, which will be hosted by basketball patron Lorenzo “Chao” Sy. It will be graced by representatives from the local participating schools—University of the Visayas’ head coach Elmer “Boy” Cabahug and Southwestern University athletic director Ryan Aznar with commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy.

The event will run for five days and will also have stops in Bogo and Lapu-Lapu City.

The opening this weekend will be graced by Dr. Carl Menky Ching, who is considered the Father of Asian basketball and is a former Fiba president. Also attending this weekend’s opening are Basketball Association of the Philippines top honchos Prospero “Butch” Pichay, Congressman Luis Villafuerte, Wilson Young and Christian Tan.

Stand

South Korean great Shin Dong Pa, the president of Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF), which has a members in more than 30 countries, will formally open the games following an inspiration talk to the participating teams.

Meanwhile, Tiukinhoy clarified that Cesafi’s joining the AUBC does not signify which side of the BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas faction they are taking.

Their are currently two factions in the BAP-SBP—the Pichay wing and the Manny V Pangilinan group—and each has its own sets of officers and stakeholders.

Although the AUBC is backed by the the Pichay wing, Tiukinhoy said that no sides are taken yet as far as Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. is concerned.

“We are still waiting for the documents that we asked from the BAP-SBP Manny Pangilinan side for clarification purposes. We were allowed to join this competition for basketball unity’s sake,” said Tiukinhoy.

Tiukinhoy is the Cesafi commissioner, who was also offered the commissionership post of the eight-day AUBC tournament. UV is the seven-time defending champion of the Cesafi.

Tiukinhoy earlier said that the Cesafi might support both factions since there is no clarity as to which faction really is the legitimate one. (MCB)

2sc1
07-03-2008, 12:03 PM
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Asian hoops kicks off; Cesafi clarifies ‘stand’
www.sunstar.com.ph

Their are currently two factions in the BAP-SBP—the Pichay wing and the Manny V Pangilinan group—and each has its own sets of officers and stakeholders.

Tiukinhoy earlier said that the Cesafi might support both factions since there is no clarity as to which faction really is the legitimate one. (MCB)


This report has it all WRONG. There is only one legitimate NSA, and that's the BAP-SBP. There aren't "two factions" inside the BAP-SBP. It's just the separatist "BAP" group. Reports like this try to blur out the legitimacy of the BAP-SBP, by putting the legitimate officers and the "BAP group" on equal footing (ex. by saying that "there are two factions in the BAP-SBP....and each has its own sets of officers"). The BAP "faction" is just a faction, and nothing more.

DOWN WITH THE PICHAY/VILLAFUERTE/LIM GROUP!

thadzonline
07-03-2008, 12:44 PM
I have had many disagreeable comments about how that writer writes but many of us have yet to see(biases set aside) both groups or factions or mere organizations(whatever you wish to call them) exercise full transparency

amdgc82
07-05-2008, 07:26 AM
UV first to test Korean squad
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 11:38:00 07/04/2008

THE MULTI-TITLED University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers will test the mettle of Korea's Hanyang University as both collide in tomorrow's main game of a triple-header opening of the 2008 Asian University Basketball Championship (AUBC) at the Cebu Coliseum.

UV head coach Boy Cabahug said that he has yet to scout the strength of Hanyang but he is expecting that the Koreans will rely more on their outside shooting.

“Koreans are known for their outside shooting. Although they have the ceiling, they rely more on outside shooting,” said Cabahug.

“Maybe our advantage against them will be our speed. UV is a smaller team now compared to our previous lineups. That's why our main weapon now is our quickness because we don't have the size that could match up against bigger teams,” Cabahug added.

Cabahug said he will likely use the players that will play for the team in the upcoming Cebu Schools Athletic Federation Inc. (Cesafi).

“I like our chances but all the competing teams in this tournament are capable of winning. We have just to execute our game plan and play hard defensively,” said Cabahug.

The tournament had its press launching yesterday at the Hotel Fortuna. Gracing the affair were tournament commissioner Felix Tiukinhuy, deputy commissioner Danny Duran and Basketball Association of the Philippines-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) Region 7 Director Lorenzo “Chao” Sy, among others.

Aside from Hanyang University, the other foreign squad is China's Huaqiao University. Completing the competing teams are Southwestern University (SWU), University of Luzon (UL) and Angeles University Foundation (AUF)./Correspondent Calvin Cordova

amdgc82
07-05-2008, 07:28 AM
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Foreign teams appeal for fan support in AUBC
www.sunstar.com.ph

IT’S the Korean invasion going full scale, and throw in a few Chinese too.

With Cebu as one of the top destination for Korean tourists in the country, and with the large presence of Chinese in the community, two university basketball teams from South Korea and China might just feel right at home when they compete in the Asian University Basketball Championships Battle of Champions at the Cebu Coliseum today.

The two foreign schools will compete with the University of the Visayas (UV) and Southwestern University (SWU) along with Luzon’s Angeles University Foundation and University of Luzon in an eight-day affair.

Yesterday, the Korean team from Hanyang University and China’s Huaqiao University paid courtesy calls to their respective consuls here in Cebu.

“The Chinese and Korean communities asked their friends to show their support for their teams,” said AUBC commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy.

UV, the undisputed, seven-time champion of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi), is to play in the main offering at 5 p.m. against Korea.

The Chinese team has also won four straight titles in their league, the China University Basketball Association, while Huaqiao University has won six titles of the 10 year old league and has been the champions since 2005 up to this year.

The Cebuanos lack of height will be compensated by the agility and tenacity of the battle-tested, cream of the crop squad of coach Boy Cabahug.

SWU, however, faces the biggest challenge of all as its arsenal has been crippled as it faces the possibility of losing its pivot man Clifford Maguate, who suffered a bad fall during practice last Wednesday.

His head hit the floorboard hard and he threw up and had to be hospitalized for further observation. As of yesterday, physicians were not allowing him to play.

Aside from Maguate, SWU’s pointguard Eluid Poligrates is injured.

“We encountered these very untimely problems. These are two of our best guys. We can’t do anything about it except let the rest of the team step up and strengthen our defense. We can’t tell yet how to deal with the Chinese and Koreans because I have not seen them yet. I hope we have enough time to make changes,” said SWU head coach Dodi Miego.

SWU plays in the 2 p.m. curtain raiser against University of Luzon before China and AUF battle it out in the second match at 3:30 p.m. (MCB)

amdgc82
07-05-2008, 07:30 AM
AUBC battle of champions: UV, SWU start title hunt today
By Gabby G. Malagar
Saturday, July 5, 2008
The Freeman

Hometown bets University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers and Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras stake their pride as the 6th Asian University Basketball Championship (AUBC) Battle of Champions kicks off today at the Cebu Coliseum.

Games today

(Cebu Coliseum)

1 pm Opening program

2 pm SWU vs. UL

3:30 pm China vs. AUF

5 pm UV vs. Korea

Before the hardcourt hostilities, a simple opening ceremony will take place at 1 pm to be graced by local and foreign dignitaries.

The UV Green Lancers of coach Elmer “Boy” Cabahug will take on the South Koreans from Hang Yang University led by Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF) president Shin Dong Pa in the main game at 5 pm.

The Koreans have no idea yet on how they would fare against UV, a seven-time CESAFI champion, but for sure they will employ a lot of passing and running to wear down the Lances.

In* the past five editions of AUBC, Shin Dong Pa’s team has won two titles through Myong Ji and* Sangmu. This time, it’s a different Korean team that is armed not only with height but also talent and speed.

The Chinese cagers from Huaquiao University, on the other hand, are tipped as the early title favorites. They will clash with* the Angeles University Foundation (AUF) of Pampanga in the second game at 3:30 pm.

The opening encounter at 2 pm pits the SWU Cobras against the University of Luzon (UL) Golden Tigers.

A trip to Hong Kong awaits any local team which will rule the week-long tilt.

One of the main highlights of AUBC is the basketball clinic to be conducted by the legendary Shin Dong on July 11 or a day before the championship game.

The chief architect of bringing the AUBC to Cebu is Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) regional director Lorenzo “Chao”Sy. In charge of running the competition is CESAFI commissioner Felix O. Tiukinhoy, Jr.

The BAP-SBP officials are coming to Cebu in full force along with guests from FIBA, AUBF and FESSAP to witness the event’s blast off.

They are BAP-SBP chairman Rep. Luis Villafuerte, BAP-SBP president Prospero Pichay, Jr., FIBA’s Dr. Carl Menky Ching, AUBF vice president Dr. Ekodjamitko Sukarso, BAP secretary-general Graham Lim, BAP-SBP executive director Christina Tan, BAP-SBP vice chairman Wilson Young, BAP-SBP board member Mayor Rey Baula, BAP-SBP treasurer Tony Fabico, FESSAP president Teresita Abundo, and FESSAP vice president Dr. Robert Milton Calo.

They will be joined by Governor Gwen Garcia and Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama.

Lim said he helped Sy in facilitating the AUBC here in Cebu for the first time as his way of appreciation to the basketball-loving Cebuanos.

Among the major sponsors of the tournament are Burlington, Pepsi Cola, Nature’s spring, Hotel Fortuna, Casino Rubbing Alcohol, Omega Pain Killer and the United Korean Community Association, Inc. The other backers are Gaisano Main, Gaisano Country Mall, Waterfront-Cebu City* Hotel, Fil-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, La Fortuna Bakery, UV, SWU, UC, Cebu City Sports Center and CESAFI.

D_I_A
07-05-2008, 08:48 PM
hala nag ala NCRAA na CESAFI naging tuta na rin ba ng BAP ha?

amdgc82
07-06-2008, 07:34 AM
The battle begins
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 08:31:00 07/05/2008

Games today:
(Cebu Coliseum)
2:00 p.m.- SWU vs. UL
3:30 p.m.- Huaqiao vs. AUF
5:00 p.m.- UV vs. Hanyang

Cebu teams University of the Visayas (UV) and Southwestern University (SWU) start their campaign in the 2008 Asian University Basketball Championship, which gets underway today at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Cobras take on the University of Luzon (UL) Golden Tigers in the first game, while China's Huaqiao University and Angeles University Foundation (AUF) in the second game.

Capping the opening day activities is the main game encounter between the Green Lancers and Korea's Hanyang University.

“We are ready against Hanyang. I know they will be a tough opponent because of their solid outside shooting but we are confident that we can match up with them,” UV head coach Boy Cabahug said.

“The first quarter might be a period of adjustment for us. It will be a sort of scouting and hopefully we could find the right formula in getting the win.”

A grand opening has been prepared by tournament commissioner Felix Tiukinhuy and organizer Lorenzo “Chao” Sy.

The SWU Dance Troupe, University of Cebu (UC) Cheerdance Team and the UV Gymnastics Team will perform during the halftime of every game.

Several luminaries have been invited to grace the opening led by Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, Congressman and Basketball Association of the Philippines-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) Chairman Luis Villafuerte, BAP-SBP President Prospero “Butch” Pichay and Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama. Asian basketball legend Shin Dong Pa will also grace the affair.

Ticket prices are pegged at P25 for general admission, P50 for upper box and P100 for ring side. CORRESPONDENT CALVIN D. CORDOVA

amdgc82
07-06-2008, 07:36 AM
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Cobras rout Luzon Tigers, 88-52
www.sunstar.com.ph

SOUTHWESTERN University Cobras had prior doubts at how they would fare in the Asian University Basketball Championships after losing manpower, but all doubts were wiped clean after they ambushed the visiting University of Luzon Golden Tigers, 88-52, to kick off their title bid in the 6th Asian University Basketball Championship yesterday at the packed Cebu Coliseum.

SWU head coach Dondie Miego told his wards to step up to fill the void that teammate Clifford Maguate left following a bad fall last Wednesday.

And stepping up was an understatement as they Cobras, armed with a mission to repeat their feat in the National Schools Basketball Championship, went on a mad dash that left their opponents stunned. The Cobras barraged the basket and scored 19 straight points in the first five minutes of the game.

When the Tigers managed to shake off the tension, they finally nailed a basket, which merited an applause from the partisan crowd.

Leading the rampage was wingman Alfred Belande, who scored half of his 18 points in that juncture to help the Cobras build a 24-7 lead in the opening period. Things only got worse for the Tigers as the Cobras further padded their lead to 50-23 at halftime, behind the efforts of Ardd Django, Melvin Divinagracia and Eleazar Armecin, who combined for 15 points in the second period.

The Cobras maintained their momentum and things got better as Django calmly buried a booming three-pointer from the left wing at the third period buzzer to go up by 33 points, 72-39, heading into the final canto. (MCB)

D_I_A
07-06-2008, 12:20 PM
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Cobras rout Luzon Tigers, 88-52
www.sunstar.com.ph

SOUTHWESTERN University Cobras had prior doubts at how they would fare in the Asian University Basketball Championships after losing manpower, but all doubts were wiped clean after they ambushed the visiting University of Luzon Golden Tigers, 88-52, to kick off their title bid in the 6th Asian University Basketball Championship yesterday at the packed Cebu Coliseum.

SWU head coach Dondie Miego told his wards to step up to fill the void that teammate Clifford Maguate left following a bad fall last Wednesday.

And stepping up was an understatement as they Cobras, armed with a mission to repeat their feat in the National Schools Basketball Championship, went on a mad dash that left their opponents stunned. The Cobras barraged the basket and scored 19 straight points in the first five minutes of the game.

When the Tigers managed to shake off the tension, they finally nailed a basket, which merited an applause from the partisan crowd.

Leading the rampage was wingman Alfred Belande, who scored half of his 18 points in that juncture to help the Cobras build a 24-7 lead in the opening period. Things only got worse for the Tigers as the Cobras further padded their lead to 50-23 at halftime, behind the efforts of Ardd Django, Melvin Divinagracia and Eleazar Armecin, who combined for 15 points in the second period.

The Cobras maintained their momentum and things got better as Django calmly buried a booming three-pointer from the left wing at the third period buzzer to go up by 33 points, 72-39, heading into the final canto. (MCB)



SAYANG ANG CESAFI, TSK!TSK!TSK!

amdgc82
07-07-2008, 02:58 AM
ASIAN UNIVERSITY C’SHIPS
Rude welcome
Southwestern University routs University of Luzon
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 09:33:00 07/06/2008

Reigning National Schools Basketball Championship titlists Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras proved to be rude hosts as they ambushed the visiting University of Luzon Golden Tigers, 88-52, to kick off their title bid in the 6th Asian University Basketball Championships yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Tigers never stood a chance from the opening buzzer as the Cobras played like men on a mission, racing off to a 19-0 lead in the first five minutes of the game.

Leading their rampage was crafty wingman Alfred Belande, who scored nine of his game-high 18 points in that stretch to help the Cobras to a 24-7 after the first period.

Things just kept on going downhill from there for the University of Luzon as the Cobras poured it on behind the stellar efforts of shock troopers Ardd Django, Melvin Divinagracia and Eleazar Armecin, who combined for 15 points in the ensuing period to take a 50-23 lead into halftime.

Eric Zanoria also scored 16 markers for the Cobras while Divinagracia was the other player to reach double-figures for the Dodi Miego-mentored squad, with 10 points.

Jonathan Panunciar and Paul Saborbo each had 13 points, for the Golden Tigers.

Gracing the opening ceremonies were Basketball Association of the Philippines-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) president Prospero Pichay, Cebu City vice-mayor Mike Rama, Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF) president and Korean basketball legend Shin Dong Pa and BAP-SBP regional director and organizer Lorenzo “Chao” Sy.

amdgc82
07-07-2008, 03:01 AM
July 07, 2008 10:35 PM Monday
UV topples Han Yang*
www.journal.com.ph

CEBU City -- Seven-time CESAFI champion University of* the Visayas played just hard enough to beat* Hang Yang University of Korea, 83-77, and serve* *notice of its title aspirations in the sixth Asian University Basketball Championship (AUBC) at* the Cebu Coliseum.
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The Green* Lancers relied on the* *foursome of* *Rechum Dennison, Vonifer Villanil, Gregory* Slaughter* and* Victor Diputado to* pull the rug from* under Hang Yang and join* National* Inter-Collegiate* *champion Southwestern* University and* * Huaoquiao University-China as the opening-day* winners.* * * *

Dennison* scattered* 17 points,* including three of UV’s seven three-point shots.
* *
Villanil and Slaughter contributed 15 points each* and* *Diputado added 11 points for* the Elmer Cabahug-mentored* Lancers.
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Slaughter, a 6-9* Fil-Am recruit,* also grabbed 11 rebounds in* a* superb* showing to the delight of* a* big* hometown crowd.* *
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Song Chan Yong carried the fight for Hang Yang with 33 points, followed by Cha Ba Wee with 16 points and Lee Hayuen Keun with 15 points.
* *
It was a sorry setback for the Koreans, who dominated the tournament for the past two years.
* *
UV actually beat* Han Yang* from the long court, hitting seven triples against the Koreans’ six.
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The Cebuanos even posted a commanding 18-point lead, 60-42, in the third quarter, before the Koreans retaliated with theirown scoring spree to threaten to within five points, 75-80, with still two minutes left.
* *
Han Yang, however, turned the ball over,* missed* its* shots and was forced to give* up desperation fouls in the end.
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Huaoqiao routed Angeles University Foundation, 87-74, for its first win in the six-team tournament* organized by the Basketball Associaiton of the Philippines-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP),* headed by* Prospero* “Butch”* Pichay* *and supported by Region 7 director Lorenzo “Chao” Sy,* *Fortuna Hotel and Bakery,* Summit* *Mineral Water, Everlast,* Burlington Socks ang Wilson Balls.
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Jiang Xinxin* topscored with 22 points, including 15 points in the second quarter for Huaquiao. Weng Delong added 19* markers.
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Limmuel Maranang carried the fight for* *the Great Danes wth 22 points.
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Actually,* AUF started hot* with an* 11-4* lead early in the first quarter.
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But* with the Chinese’ big men* *asserting themselves,* *Huaquiao responded* with an 11-4 run of their own and never relinquished the lead en route to the victory.
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In the* opener,* 2008 NSBC titlist Southwestern University topped University of Luzon,* 88-52.* * *
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Handled* by* former PBA player Dodie Miego, the Cobras drew balanced* scoring from six mainstays* to* subdued* the* Golden Tigers.
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Alfred* Belande* fired 18 points for the Cobras, who* controlled* the tempo from start to finish.
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Eric Zanorio* added 16 points and* Arvin* Divinagracia* contributed 10 points for SWU.

amdgc82
07-07-2008, 03:06 AM
Monday, July 07, 2008
Green Lancers hold off Koreans
www.manilatimes.net

CEBU CITY: Richum Dennison came up big as the University of Visayas Green Lancers defeated Han Yang University of Korea, 83-77, Saturday in the 6th Asian University Basketball Championships at the New Cebu City Coliseum here.

Dennison fired 17 points, nine from beyond the arc, to spark the balanced offensive of the locals.*

Vonifer Villanil provided the spark off the bench with 15 points while big man and crowd darling Gregory Slaughter also contributed 15. Victor Diputado rounded out the double-digit scorers of the Green Lancers with 10.

The Green Lancers led by as many as 18 points late in the third period, 60-42, but the Koreans refused to just roll over and die.

Song Chong Yon paced Han Yang with 33 points.*

Meanwhile, the Huaquiao University of China defeated the Angeles University Foundation, 87-74, for their first win in the tournament sponsored by Burlington, Wilson, Everlast, Summit Mineral Water, Philippine Star and Fortuna Hotel. -- Krista Angela Montealegre

amdgc82
07-07-2008, 03:16 AM
Monday, July 07, 2008
UV routs AUF, 89-69, in fight-marred contest
www.sunstar.com.ph

THE University of the Visayas Green Lancers prized center Gregory Slaughter proved his worth when he carried his team to a second straight victory in the 6th Asian Universities Basketball Championships as Cebu’s winningest collegiate team trounced the Angeles University Foundation Great Danes, 89-69, in a fight-marred match yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

UV’s first win was against Han Yang University the other day.

The 6-foot-11 pivot, looking a lot leaner in preparation for the eighth season of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, paced the team with a game-high 29 points.

The Lancers and the Great Danes actually figured in a tight match in the first half of the game finding themselves just a point away from each other at the end of the second period, 35-34.

Up by just a point, Slaughter decided to take matters in his hands as he made his menacing presence felt in the second half,

Defense

Apart from his defensive duties, he also made his offensive contributions with 10 points at the penultimate period, which was spiked by a back-to-back triple from Harlow Villanil and Chris Diputado, for a 64-51 UV lead.

In the final canto, heat turned up when Junjun Lasala and AUF’s Lemuel Manarag were both ejected for unsportsmanlike foul, culminating a series of heated exchanges in the game.

On top of the numerous fouls earlier in the game, even Slaughter, who is known to have a cool temperament, took part in one of the many squabbles during the match when his eye was poked by an AUF player and he retaliated by heaving his elbow at the player.

AUF’s bench cried out several times for fouls they believed were not called and accused UV’s Adrian Lao of hitting Mattheo Carney at the end of the third period.

Threat

The visitors got so fed up with the non-calls they even threatened to bid the competition goodbye.

In the final period, AUF was held scoreless for the first three minutes when Chris Diputado and Richum Dennison went on a scoring rampage. Failing to get past UV defenders had been detrimental to AUF’s bid as they absorbed their second straight loss in the competition after losing to Huaqiao University of China, 74-87, the other day.

Dennison scored 17 points, while Villanil and Diputado scored 15 and 14 points, respectively. (MCB)

amdgc82
07-07-2008, 03:18 AM
6TH AUBC HOOP: Lancers log 2nd straight victory
By Gabby G. Malagar
Monday, July 7, 2008
The Freeman

The University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers rode on a scintillating 29-point show of Fil-Am giant Gregory Slaughter to annihilate Angeles University Foundation (AUF) Great Danes, 89-69, and take a 2-0 lead in the 6th Asian University Basketball Championship (AUBC) Battle of Champions yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

The game, however, was marred by the ejection of UV’s Ritchum Dennison and AUF’s Limuel Moises Manarang* for unsportsmanlike behavior. The Lancers led, 69-52, when they were banished from the hardcourt.

The Lancers came strong late in the third period where they start to hit their marks capped by Chris Diputado’s buzzer-beating triple that gave them a 64-51 advantage heading into the final period.

Slaughter was backed up by Harlow Villavil and Diputado with 29 points combined, while Matthew Gray Carney paced AUF with markers followed by Anthony Mallari with 14.

In last Saturday’s opening day, the Lancers debuted with a precarious 83-77win over Hang Yang University, while the aller Huaquaio University defeated AUF, 87-74.

The Koreans wowed the crowd with their quick passing* and* impressive ball rotation.

Despite of the Koreans’ speed, the Lancers were still able to take a 17- point lead twice, the last was at 66-49 towards the end of the third quarter.

The diehard Koreans, however, staged a daring rally to pull within 74-79, on Jo Jae Won’s charities with 1:17 left in the game. That was the best they could muster as the Lancers hung on to a marginal six-point triumph, asserting their lofty billing as a seven-time CESAFI champion.Dennison had 17 points for the Lancers in their game against Korea, while Slaughter and Harlow Chad Villanil scored 15 points apiece.

Hang Yang’s Song Chang Yong finished with 16 points followed by Lee Sang Il with 15.

The scores:

UV (89) - Slaughter 29, Villanil 15, Diputado 14, Lanete 9, Cincoflores 6, Sendrijas 5, Mercader 5, Lao 3, Dennison 2, Lasala 1

AUF (69) - Carney 16, Mallari 14, Santos 9, Gomez 8, Musni 6, Manarang 6, Mendoza 4, Gigante 2, Dumlao 2, Torres 2

Halftime: 35-32

Walmart
07-07-2008, 09:09 PM
BAP-SBP at CESAFI nagsama na naman? Suki na ni kurapt na Pechay ang CESAFI board, a. magkano kaya? he-he-he, sabagay di naman bawal ang kumita.

amdgc82
07-08-2008, 05:36 AM
Gigantic effort
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 16:23:00 07/07/2008

Six-foot-eleven behemoth Gregory Slaughter imposed his will in the shaded lane to lead the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers to two quick wins in the 6th Asian University Basketball Championships (AUBC) at the Cebu Coliseum.

Last Saturday, Slaughter scattered 15 points to lead the Green Lancers to an 83-77 win over Korea’s Hanyang University, 83-77.

On Sunday, Slaughter had another monster performance as he fired 29 points to carry UV to an 89-69 bashing of the Angeles University Foundation (AUF) Great Danes.

UV went exclusively to Slaughter in the fourth period, where the Fil-Am cager unloaded 11 points.

Slaughter sparked a 19-4 run bridging the third and fourth periods as UV zoomed to a 69-51 lead going into the final 7:33.

AUF did not make a field goal until the 6:57 mark of the fourth that hastened its downfall.

Although he scored just five points, Phil Mercader had his fair share of contribution through his hustle plays and terrific defensive job.

The game was marred by the ejection of UV's Junjun Lasala and AUF's Lemuel Manarang in the final 7:22.

The two were both ejected for unsportsmanlike behavior. AUF remained winless in two games.

BOX SCORES:
UV (89) - Slaughter 29, Villanil 15, Diputado 14, Lanete 9, Cincoflores 6, Mercader 5, Sendrijas 5, Lao 3, Dennison 2, Lasala 1.
AUF (69) - Mallari 19, Carney 16, Santos 9, Gomez 8, Mushi 6, Manarang 6, Mendoza 4, Dumlao 2, Bigana 2.
QUARTERSCORES: 12-11, 35-32, 64-51, 89-69. /Correspondent Calvin D. Cordova

amdgc82
07-08-2008, 05:38 AM
SWU drubs AUF in AUBC caging
By Gabby G. Malagar
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The Freeman

The Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras staged a fiery second-half uprising to crush the visiting Angeles University Foundation (AUF) Great Danes, 79-59, in Day Three of the 6th Asian University Basketball Championship (AUBC) Battle of Champions yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Games today

(Cebu Coliseum)

4:00 pm AUF vs. UL

5:30 pm SWU vs. China

The Cobras, who lost to the South Koreans* the other day in Bogo City, 72-81, turned a close first half , which ended at 33-all, into a one-sided game at the start of the third period.

The Cobras found another hero in rookie Janno Nuñez, who was almost unstoppable at the shaded lane where he scored the bulk of his game-high 20 points. Ritchie Jalandoni cashed in 13 markers as SWU of coach Dodie Miego improved its win-loss record to 2-1.

Chucky Gomez scored 11, while Jethron Dumlao and Jay Jade Torres* had 10 markers apiece for the Great Danes, whose big man Matthew Gray Carney was handcuffed to only two points.

As of this writing last night, the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers and Huaquiao University of China slugged it out for the solo lead at the Don Celestino Martinez, Sr. Memorial Coliseum in Bogo. They both sport 2-0 win-loss records.

China notched its second straight victory in as many games by drubbing the University of Luzon (UL), 104-94. UL and AUF currently wallowed at the cellar without a win in three starts.

Today, the SWU Cobras brace for a crucial match against the Chinese cagers at 5:30 pm. The Cobras are hard-pressed to win to brighten up their championship hopes. A loss will put their title hunt in jeopardy although that solely hinge on the outcome of tomorrow’s showdown of foreign teams in China and Korea.

In the first game at 4 pm, AUF takes on UL in a clash of listless squads.

The scores

SWU (79) - Nuñez 20, Jalandoni 13, Poligrates 9, Zanoria 9, Belande 9, Armecin 8, Ceniza 4, Diango 3, Litorja 2, Pacquiao 2

AUF (59) - Gomez 11, Torres 10, Dumlao 10, Manarang 6, Mallari 5, Musni 5, Santos 5, Gigante 3, Carney 2

Halftime: 33-all

amdgc82
07-08-2008, 05:40 AM
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
China nails second win
By Marian C. Baring
Sun.Star Staff Reporter
www.sunstar.com.ph

CHINA’S Liu Bin, the head of delegation of the Chinese team that is competing in the 6th Asian Universities Basketball Championships, announced that their participation in the league is mainly geared towards the fostering of friendship with teams from neighboring countries.

However, on court, the Chinese team of Huaqiao University meant business as there was nothing friendly with their annihilation of University of Luzon Golden Tigers, 104-94, the other night at the Cebu Coliseum.

Huaqiao struggled at first as they could not seem to put up a good lead against a resilient Tigers, but with the backing of Cebuano fans, the Chinese gained a lot of confidence to take the momentum in their favor at crunch time.

Huaquiao University’s bid was spearheaded by wingman Zhang Jiabin, who scorched the basket with 26 points. Yun Xiang, Chen Rongren and Ye Chaoyong combined for 43 points for China.

Guganeswaran Batumalai and Chee Li Wei were the other double digit scorers for the team.

Huaqiao is now on top of the ranking with a 2-0 win-loss record sharing it with Cebu’s University of the Visayas. The two teams are battling for solo leadership as they were squaring off against each other in Bogo City at press time last night.

Another foreign team, the Koreans, is also hanging on as they shamed Southwestern University (SWU), 81-72, in Bogo City, to bounce back from its opening day loss to UV in their first match.

Ire

However, SWU, the champions of the National Schools Basketball Championships, managed to make a comeback from that loss venting their ire on Angeles University Foundation in a convincing 79-59 fashion yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

Angeles started out strong not allowing the Cebuanos to make a clear getaway for the win, even closing the first half at 33-all.

However, in the third period, the Cobras bared their fangs and went on a 21-point scoring binge behind Janno Nuñez, Eric Zanoria and Ritchie Jalandoni, while holding off their opponents limiting them to scoring just 11 points.

AUF never recovered from this.

In the final period, Jalandoni stepped up even further and scored 10 points of his 13 points, seconded by Nuñez, who initiated an 11-3 run that hit the final nail on AUF’s coffin. Nuñez topscored for the team with 20 points.

SWU is currently at third place with two wins against one loss.

Nunez, a bulky forward from Davao with a soft touch from the perimeter, finished with a game-high of 20 points.

SWU (79)—Nunez 20, Jalandoni 13, Poligrates 9, Zanoria 9, Belande 9, Armecin 8, Ceniza 4, Django 3, Litorja 2, Pacquiao 2.
AUF (59)—Gomez 11, Torres 10, Dumlao 10, Manarang 8, Mallari 5, Musni 5, Santos 5, Gigante 3, Carney 2.

amdgc82
07-09-2008, 06:54 AM
Nunez leads SWU
By Calvin Cordova
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 14:46:00 07/08/2008

New recruit Janno Nunez made an immediate impact, helping the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras bounce back from a previous loss as they clobbered the listless Angeles University Foundation (AUF) Great Danes, 79-59, on Monday in the elimination round of the 6th Asian University Basketball Championships (AUBC) at the Cebu Coliseum.

Last Sunday in Bogo City, the Cobras absorbed a 72-81 beating at the hands of South Korea's Hanyang University but SWU quickly erased the stigma of that bitter defeat by venting its ire on hapless AUF squad of Pampanga.

The Cobras, the reigning National Students Basketball Championships champions, blew the game wide open in the third, turning a slim four-point halftime lead into a 55-42 bulge, heading into the final period.

SWU used a 17-3 run to break away from the tight contest with Ritchie Jalandoni scoring 10 of his 13 points during the pivotal rally.

Nunez, who was acquired to replace the injured Clifford Maguate, delivered the finishing touches for the Cobras, keying an 11-3 run at the start of the fourth that sealed the win for SWU.

The Davao-native Nunez finished with a game-high 20 points as the Cobras climbed to 2-1 (win-loss).

Chucky Gomez scored 11 points, Jay Torres and Jethron Dumlao donated 10 each for AUF, which stayed winless in three games.

Meanwhile, China's Huaquiao University pocketed its second straight win after downing the University of Luzon (UL) Golden Tigers, 104-94, in last Sunday's main game.

Zhang Jiabin led the Chinese with 26 points.

Rodolfo Natavio scattered 20 points and Wilfredo Caina donated 19 for the Tigers, who slid to 0-2.

BOX SCORES:
SWU (79) Nunez 20, Jalandoni 13, Poligrates 9, Zanoria 9, Belande 9, Armecin 8, Ceniza 4, Django 3, Litorja 2, Pacquiao 2
AUF (59) Gomez 11, Torres 10, Dumlao 10, Manarang 8, Mallari 5, Musni 5, Santos 5, Gigante 3, Carney 2.

amdgc82
07-09-2008, 06:56 AM
Undefeated UV shocks China in AUBC
By Gabby G. Malagar
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
The Freeman

Six-foot-eleven skyscraper Gregory Slaughter trimmed the triple towers of China’s Huaquaio University all by himself as the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers pulled a 67-63 upset over the fancied Chinese visitors in the 6th Asian University Basketball Championship (AUBC) Battle of Champions the other night at the Don Celestino Martinez, Sr. Memorial Coliseum in Bogo City.

Games today

(Cebu Coliseum)

4:00 p.m.

Korea vs. AUF

5:30 p.m.

UL vs. UV

With an immaculate 3-0 slate, the Lancers needed only to beat the winless University of Luzon (UL) Golden Tigers today to gain automatic final berth. They will clash at 5:30 pm, right after the showdown between Korea’s Han Yang University and the Angeles University Foundation (AUF) Great Danes at 4pm at the Cebu Coliseum.

Slaughter bulldozed the concrete barrier of the Great Wall to cash in a game-high 23 points. So intimidating his presence was that it limited China’s top gunners Chen Rongren and Yu Xiang to only 10 points apiece.

From the very start, the Lancers shackled the Chinese cagers with their porous defense. Also, the seven-time CESAFI champion outfoxed China on all facets of the game to post an eight-point lead at halftime, 40-32. They never looked back from that point on.

“We did it by our defense and all of my players really played well,” said an ecstatic UV head coach Elmer “Boy” Cabahug.

Slaughter also drew huge support from Chris Victor Diputado and Harlow Chad Villanil, who finished with 14 and 12 points, respectively. Like the Koreans, the Chinese were very quick in transition, but they were deftly checked by an array of talented UV pointguards.

When pressed on who he would like to face in the championship, China or the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras, Cabahug quickly replied that China is his main preference.

“Considering that this is an international tournament, lahi gyud kung ang China imong pildehon kaysa taga Pilipinas lang,” Cabahug said.

As of this writing last night, the SWU Cobras are fighting for survival against the Han Yang University of South Korea. A loss by the Cobras means outright elimination, in the same way with the Koreans.

The scores

UV (67) - Slaughter 23, Diputado 14, Villanil 12, Mercader 8, Dennison 5, Cincoflores 3, Sendrijas 2

Huaquiao (63) - Chen 10, Yu 10,* Ye 9, Jiang 9, Weng 7, Zheng 6 Halftime: 40-32

amdgc82
07-09-2008, 07:07 AM
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Slaughter, UV’s Great Wall, blocks Chinese team
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CEBU has an answer to China’s Great Wall—Gregory Slaughter.

On the hardcourt that is, as the 6-foot-11 pivot man of the University of the Visayas Green Lancers slipped into the hero’s shoes when he lifted UV into sneaking past a bigger Chinese squad from Huaqiao University, 67-63, Monday night in Bogo City to take solo leadership in the 6th Asian University Basketball Championships standing.

With the win, UV enjoys solo leadership with a 3-0 win-loss record, while Huaquiao was relegated to second with 2-1 to figure in a logjam with Korea’s Han Yang University and Southwestern University.

Big team

UV was clearly at a disadvantage, height-wise, as the Chinese team was anchored by its bevy of gigantic lineup, including its triple-threat, its Great Wall whose height ranges from 6-foot-9 and taller. However, Slaughter virtually crashed through this wall to take UV to its third straight title in the competition.

With the height difference, UV head coach Boy Cabahug had to cook up a new recipe for his squad—stifling defense and Slaughter.

Slaughter continues to surprise. After a lackluster season in last year’s Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, the Filipino-American, who was Coach Boy Cabahug’s prized find, topscored for the team once more with 23 points, on top of his 29 markers during UV’s last game.

Slaughter made a killing in the third period, where he scored 11 of UV’s 14 points in this period.

Good play

On the defensive end, the Lancers were equally impressive as they held China’s main scorers to a minimal production. Jiang Xinxin, China’s best scorer could only come up with nine points that night, while its biggest scorer for the night was Chen Rongen, who came up with just 12 points.

Meanwhile, Slaughter did not bring UV to the victory single-handedly as he got the needed boost from Chris Diputado, who scored 14 points and Harlow Villanil, who added 12 points.

Close match

Meanwhile, Han Yang University scored its second win after defeating the University of Luzon Golden Tigers, 110-86 in another highly-disputed match.

More complaints were thrown towards the officials table for alleged bad calls from both teams. In the end, the Cesafi referees were pulled out of the competition, to avoid more complaints.

In the game, Korea lost its top gunner Song Chang Yong, who already had 17 points, because foul trouble. This forced pointguard Lee Heung Keun to step up, scoring six triples to wound up with 36 points for the team.

After being held at bay for the past three days, UL decided that it will not go home empty-handed as it barged into the win column following its 99-81 win over fellow Luzon team Angeles Foundation University yesterday afternoon at the Cebu Coliseum. (MCB)

amdgc82
07-10-2008, 06:27 AM
Chinese bow to UV
By Calvin Cordova
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 14:09:00 07/09/2008

The University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers sustained their fiery form as they blasted erstwhile unbeaten Huaquiao University, 67-63, last Monday in the 6th Asian University Basketball Championships (AUBC) at the Don Celestino Martinez Sports Complex in Bogo City.

UV's prized center Gregory Slaughter stood his ground against Huaquaio's 6-foot-9 players as the 6-foot-11 Fil-Am scattered a game-high 23 points to lead UV's third win in as many games.

Slaughter, who is averaging 23 points a game in the tournament, scored 11 of the Lancers' 14 points in the third and single-handedly carried the team's attack that prevented the Chinese from gaining momentum.

Slaughter also dominated the defensive end as he limited Huaquiao's main man Jiang Xinxin to just nine points.

Chris Diputado and Harlow Villanil also continued with their steady plays as they chipped in 14 and 12 points markers, respectively.

Phil Mercader, a former Cesafi juniors MVP, has been consistently giving UV the needed spark off the bench as he contributed eight points. Chen Rongren scored 12 points to lead the Chinese, who suffered their first loss in three games.

Meanwhile, in last Sunday’s main game, Hanyang University of South Korea bagged its second straight win after beating the University of Luzon (UL) Golden Tigers, 110-86.

Hanyang overcame the fouling out of Song Chang Yong, who committed his sixth foul in the third period.

Lee Heung Keun topped the Koreans with 36 points spiked by six triples.

On Tuesday, the Golden Tigers finally barged into the win column by trampling the winless Angeles University Foundation (AUF) Great Danes, 99-81.

Ryan Espena and Gregory Ilao scored 23 points each for UL, which improved to 1-3.

Chucky Gomez finished with 22 markers to lead AUF, which stayed winless in four games.

amdgc82
07-10-2008, 06:29 AM
China, Korea in KO duel for last AUBC final berth
By Gabby G. Malagar
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The Freeman

A surefire explosive hardcourt duel breaks out today as Han Yang University of South Korea and Huaquiao University of China figure in a crucial match for the last final spot of the 6th Asian University Basketball Championship (AUBC) Battle of Champions at the Cebu Coliseum.

Gametime is set at 5:30 pm, right after the CESAFI tune-up match between the University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters and the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors at 4 pm.

The showdown between the Koreans and the Chinese is very interesting because they possessed almost the same brand of basketball that gives more emphasis on outside shooting and quick passing.

With Cebu bet Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras suffering their second loss in four games, they dropped their finals hopes as they both bowed to Korea (72-81) and China (78-85).

The Cobras’ setback was somehow a wasted opportunity as it reduced their game against arch-nemesis University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers tomorrow into a non-bearing match.

Since Korea and China are not well-equipped with pointguards, their encounter may go into a shooting contest.

Except for Huaquiao’s point guard* Guganeswaran Batumalai which is half Indonesian, no other Chinese ward can handle the ball safely than him. The rest, however, are deadly shooters that they let you pay once being left wide open.

Huaquiao can count on its triple towers in Weng Delong, Yu Xiang and Chee Li Wei. Their 85-78 win over the Cobras gave them a 3-1 win-loss record and most likely they are headed for a grudge rematch with their conquerors UV Green Lancers.

The Great Wall of China is maybe indestructible, but the Lancers showed to the Koreans that the Chinese team is beatable.*

Hang Yang is a petty sight at the backcourt and the only way for them to bedazzle the Chinese is to make the most out of their quick ball movement.

The Koreans’ shooting touch from the field are also formidable. And like China, the Koreans boasts of triple towers in the likes of Song Chang Yong, Hong Su Hwa and Park Sung Geun.

The victor of the China-Korea battle will earn the right to face the seven-time CESAFI champion UV Green Lancers in the sudden-death championship on Saturday.

amdgc82
07-10-2008, 06:32 AM
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Do-or-die
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KOREA and China will be in a all or nothing battle today to determine which team will move to the title round of the 6th Asian Universities Basketball Championships at the Cebu Coliseum.

Korea’s Han Yang University and China’s Huaqiao University are currently sharing the second spot with identical 3-1 win-loss records following their wins over their respective opponents in their last outings.

Whoever wins will face University of the Visayas, which is currently on top of the standing with an unblemished slate, in the finals. The top two teams after the elimination will face off for the title.

China handed Southwestern University Cobras an 85-78 bashing in Tuesday night’s encounter at the Cebu Coliseum, while the Koreans sent the Angeles University Foundation of Pampanga packing without a single win in the competition, following a 108-84 win yesterday.

Goodbye

SWU, the National Schools Basketball Championship winner now has a 2-2 win-loss record in the six-team field and will close out its campaign against UV.

In the game, the Cobras fought tooth and nail just so they could impede the looming disqualification in the race for the top two slots for the title. The SWU squad of Coach Alijandrieto Miego raced off to an early lead, 24-16 in the opening frame, only to lose grip of the momentum in the second period.

The Chinese players clawed their way back into track and managed to outscore the Cobras, 26-16, to take the driver’s seat, 42-40, going into the second half of the game.

Move

In the third period, the Cobras once more made a stunning move when it dropped a 7-0 bomb at the start of the quarter to snatch the lead, 47-42.

However, this was the last surge of the Cobras as their shots keep failing to hit the mark.

The Chinese capitalized on their opponents’ messy offense and fired back with a 17-0 rally behind big man Yu Xiang, Jiang Xinxin and Chen Rongren to post a commanding 59-47 lead.

China’s lead continued to soar and the visitors posted their biggest lead, 79-60, with less than five minutes left in the game.

Still, the Cobras remained on a fighting mode and never gave up despite being down by that much in the waning minutes.

Crafty wingman Alfred Belande, Eluid Poligrates, Rene Pacquiao and Jerrous Ceniza anchored a searing 14-2 rally that sliced China’s lead to just seven, 74-81. Chris Litorja and Eluid Poligrates even sank additional baskets in answer to Xinxin’s four straight points that sealed China’s final score.

However, time was not on the Cobra’s side.

Han Yang University meanwhile, needed little effort to dispose off AUF. The Koreans only had to rely on their almost flawless perimeter shooting to take the win.

While their dribbling may be a problem as they were called for violations several times, they however did not have trouble with their shooting as they hit sure-fire shots. (MCB)

amdgc82
07-11-2008, 06:43 AM
UV battles SWU in KO match today
By Gabby G. Malagar
Friday, July 11, 2008
The Freeman

Mortal hardcourt rivals University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers and Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras will slug it out in a crucial match today for the last final berth of the 6th Asian University Basketball Championship (AUBC) Battle of Champions at the Cebu Coliseum.

An old adage in basketball that says “the ball is round” took its toll on the Lancers the other day when they suffered a horrible upset loss to the visiting University of Luzon (UL) Golden Tigers in overtime, 82-81. The stunner came when the Lancers needed only to win to gain outright berth into the championship round.

Their setback to the previously winless Golden Tigers entirely changed the landscape as the Lancers now need to subdue the Cobras in their 5:30 pm battle to reach the final without any glitch.

For the Cobras to stay in contention, they have to get past the Lancers by at least eight points.

For now, there’s no time for regrets and finger-pointing for the Lancers as all they have to do is to shackle the Cobras to keep their title hunt in motion.

The chief villain was Rodolfo Natavio, who heaved a desperate triple with two-tenths of a second left in the extra period. The balle swished directly through the rim, giving the Golden Tigers the winning basket while leaving the entire Lancers and their small throng of supporters flabbergasted in disbelief.

Natavio and Gerna Paul Sabordo combined for 19 points in the fourth and overtime period.

After Norman Ilao made it 79-80, Ritchum Dennison just split his charities, 81-79, with 7.3 ticks left before the final buzzer.

In the final possession, the Lancers mounted one good defense but UL’s Natavio weaved one big miracle as after he got hold of the ball, he quickly turned around then flicked a 3-pointer that hit nothing but the net.

“Galing sa itaas (It’s a blessing from heaven),” was the brief reply of UL coach Rene Jack Vidal when asked for comment on their monumental triumph over the title favorite and seven-time CESAFI champion UV Lancers.

Against SWU, the pressure may be on UV’s side but the Lancers had been in similar situations before.

The burden is on the Cobras to achieve a bigger victory, something that is highly feasible most especially if they draw inspiration from their shocking conquest of the Lancers to rule the National Students Basketball Championships a few months ago.

As of this writing last night, Han Yang University of South Korea and Huaquiao University of China are still battling it out for the first final slot of this week-long tournament organized by BAP-SBP Region 7 director Lorenzo “Chao” Sy.

amdgc82
07-11-2008, 06:45 AM
Friday, July 11, 2008
UL shames Lancers
By Marian C. Baring
Sun.Star Staff Reporter
www.sunstar.com.ph

THE University of Luzon Golden Tigers may no longer have a chance to make it to at least the top three in the 6th Asian Universities Basketball Championship but the team from Dagupan City made their long trip to Cebu worthwhile when they left a deep imprint on the Cebuanos as they handed Cebu’s top collegiate team the University of the Visayas Green Lancers a telling blow that could possibly change the outcome of the league.

The Golden Tigers proved that as long as the clock is ticking there is still a chance as they won by a fortuitous buzzer beating triple, 82-81, in extra time Wednesday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

Spoiling UV’s easy entry to the title round was Rodolfo Natavio.

Down by two points, 79-81, with just 0.2 seconds left, Natavio really had very few choices. But with nothing to lose as the outcome of the game does not have any effect on them, Natavio took his time to step behind the arc and decided to fire an uncertain three-pointer from the left flank against two UV defenders for the winning shot.

UV had been touted to lord it over the competition as they swept their first three games, even defeating foreign teams from China and South Korea.

However, with the result, UV’s chances is now uncertain. It needs to win in its last game today against Southwestern University in order to secure the second spot and face the winner between South Korea and China in the finals. If UV loses to SWU, which had in fact defeated them before, it will figure in a three-way tie with SWU and the loser of the China vs. Korea game, which was being played at press time.

In this case, the quotient system will be applied.

The top two teams will be playing for the top plum.

Comeback

In the game, UL, which managed to overcome a 13-point deficit early on, and completed their remarkable comeback with the dramatic victory over Cebu’s top college team.

The Lancers had the win in their hands but because of unlikely errors from Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc’s unprecedented seven-time champions, what could have been their fourth straight win turned into their first loss of the competition.

In regulation, UV had the lead 70-68 and had ball possession in the final 15 seconds. However, UL’s Marbin Macalalad snatched the ball right out of Chris Diputado’s nose and found Normal Ilao to tie the game at 70.

UV bungled another chance to win when Diputado’s attempt for a three-pointer failed to materialize, which eventually sent the game to overtime.

Natavio and Paul Sabordo led UL’s scorers with 16 points, while Norman Ilao added 13.

Ritchum Dennison, on the other hand, topscored for UV with 16 points, while the 6-foot-11 Gregory Slaughter was limited to just 14 points.

amdgc82
07-12-2008, 07:18 AM
Stunning defeat
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 12:08:00 07/11/2008

University of the Visayas’ bid for finals seat prolonged with loss to University of Luzon

The eliminated University of Luzon (UL) Golden Tigers stalled the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers' bid to clinch a championship seat after they hacked out an unbelievable 82-81 overtime win last Wednesday in the Asian University Basketball Championships at the Cebu Coliseum.

Ritchum Dennison made two free throws with 7.3 seconds left in the overtime period and the Green Lancers appeared headed to a win after taking an 81-79 lead.

Rodolfo Natavio, however, came up with an improbable basket that could decide the fate of the Green Lancers in the tournament.

After Dennison's two gift shots, the Tigers rushed the ball down to their court before Natavio got the ball from the left baseline. He stepped back behind the three-point line, spun to his left before fading away to elude the outstretched arms of two UV defenders and nailed the go-ahead triple with two-tenths of a second left.

The stunned Lancers failed to launch a decent shot, sealing the Tigers' huge win.

UV led by as many as 13 points and took a nine-point lead at one point in the fourth period.

Natavio led the Tigers' mighty comeback by scoring 10 of his 16 points in the fourth period and overtime periods.

The Lancers had a chance to ice the game in regulation but Chris Diputado committed a turnover in the final 17 seconds and Norman Ilao made a basket from underneath to send the game into overtime.

UV even stretched an 80-74 lead in the extension period.

Dennison led UV with 16 points, while Gregory Slaughter tallied 14 markers, way below of his average of 22 points a game.

MUST WIN

The Golden Tigers went home with two wins and three losses.

The loss, their first in four games, put the Green Lancers in a must a win situation today against the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras today The Cobras parade a 2-2 (win-loss) record.

Hanyang University of Korea and Huaquiao University of China were still playing each other as of this writing with the winner getting the first finals berth. The two squads sport 3-1 slates going into that match.

Should UV win against SWU, it will take the second championship slot. A win by the Cobras will forge a three-way tie at second place involving UV, SWU and the loser in the Hanyang and Huaquiao game. The tie will be broken via quotient system. / Correspondent Calvin Cordova

amdgc82
07-12-2008, 07:20 AM
Saturday, July 12, 2008
UV faces China in finals
By Marian C. Baring
Sun.Star Staff Reporter

HUAQIAO University of China and Han Yang University of South Korea figured in an impassioned tooth and nail battle not only for the first championship berth of the 6th Asian Universities Basketball Championships but for national pride in the Asian University Basketball Champions.

In the end, the Chinese squad prevailed over the courageous Koreans, 70-65, to wound up on top of the ranking and to fight for the title against the University of the Visayas today.

Adding pressure to both squads was how their countrymen trooped to the Coliseum, waving their respective national flags to show their support to their basketball squads.

The Koreans put up a good start behind the leadership of Lee Dong Geon in the firs few minutes and Kim Woo Kyum, who scored eight straight points in the final two minutes of the first period for their five-point lead going into the second period.

However, getting behind seemed to fire up the Chinese all the more.

A very emotional Chen Rongren cried to his teammates to wake up and opened the second period with a slam dunk that sent the Chinese fans on their feet.

The second period started a tight race but eventually, the Chinese managed to wrest the lead from Korea behind a buzzer beating triple from Wang Jiayi, 27-26 going into the third period.

In the penultimate period, the Chinese put all their trust on Zhang Jiabin, who wrecked havoc in the final four minutes of the third quarter that enabled China to take the lead for good.

Zhang’s third period exploits was capped by 11 straight points— including three straight triples—that allowed China to get out of the 34-all deadlock and put China up ahead.

Damage control

China posted a seven-point lead in less than four minutes but Korea’s Cha Ba Wee quickly did some damage control and kept the team on track as he scored seven points to end the quarter behind by three, 43-46.

The match got heated in the final period as both teams started playing rough and just three minutes into the fourth period, two players from both sides were called for technical fouls after getting into a heated exchange.

Meanwhile, the UV Green Lancers took a longer route to the final round as they needed to overcome the frentic attacks of the gritty SWU Cobras, 89-69, in a do-or-die matchup.

The Lancers banked on a strong perimeter shooting in the 3rd quarter with Ritchum Dennison anchoring the three-point splurge.

amdgc82
07-13-2008, 07:32 AM
Chinese in finals
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 09:40:00 07/12/2008

Games today:
(Cebu Coliseum)
5:30 p.m.- SWU vs. Hanyang
7:00 p.m.- Huaquiao vs. UV

Huaquiao University of China downed fellow visiting squad Hanyang University of South Korea, 70-65, to clinch the first championship seat in the 6th Asian University Basketball Championships (AUBC) last Thursday at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Chinese finished their elimination round campaign with four wins and one loss and will face the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lncers in the finals.

The Green Lancers secured the second finals berth after beating the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras yesterday, 89-69.

The Lancers also finished the elimination round with four wins and one defeat.

Zhang Jiabin sparked a crucial run in the third quarter, where, at one point, he scored 11 straight points spiked on three triples, pushing the Chinese to a 42-37 lead.

Zhang finished with a game-high 16 points, filling the slack vacated by main men Jiang Xinxin and Chee Li Wei, who just scored 10 each.

Huaquiao posted its biggest lead of nine points, 54-45, at the start of the fourth period but the gritty Koreans staged 9-2 run to rally within a point, 57-58. Huaquiao stretched its lead back to five, 62-57, and was never threatened until the final buzzer.

Kim Woo Kyum topped Hanyang with 15 points.

BOX SCORES:

HUAQUIAO (70)- Zhang 16, Jiang 10, Yu 10, Chen 10, Weng 9, Gu 6, Chee 4, Wang 3, Ye 2
HANYANG (65) Kim 15, Lee 14, Cha 13, Lee 13, Song 7, Lee 2, Jo 2. CORRESPONDENT CALVIN D. CORDOVA

amdgc82
07-13-2008, 07:33 AM
Cobras bag third place
By Gabby G. Malagar
Sunday, July 13, 2008
The Freeman

The Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras rallied from 19-points in the fourth period to carve a 105-93 victory over South Korea’s Han Yang University and settled for third place in the Asian University Basketball Championship (AUBC) Battle of Champions at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Cobras had a sluggish game allowing Hang Yang to erect an improbable 82-63 third quarter lead. In the final canto, however, SWU came back strong and started to press the ball carriers of the Koreans.

The ploy worked perfectly as the Koreans crumbled like a delicate house of card possession after possession. The Cobras choked the Koreans, who couldn’t but a basket in more six minutes of play, in the final period.

The Cobras rushed to a 22-0 run in the final quarter to take its first lead 85-83 after a basket by Alfred Belandre. The rest was history as the Cobras completely outplayed the confused Koreans.

Eric Zanoria finished with 38 points to lead the Cobras even as Belande scored 21 points. The duo were inflicted the most harm to the Koreans, as they scored most of the 42 points the Cobras scored in the fourth quarter rampage.

Kim Woo Kyun and Song Chang Yong were Han Yang’s top scorers of the ballgame while Lee Sang* Il added 15 points. Baskeball Association of the Philippines-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) president, former Congressman Prospero “Butch” Pichay, Jr., who arrived in time for the championship game between UV and China, awarded the trophies to the Cobras and Hang Yang.

As of this writing, the UV Green Lancers are battling Huaquiao University for the championship.* * * * * *

The scores:
SWU (105) – Zanoria 38, Belande 21, Armecin 10, Pacquaio 8, Poligrates 7, Diango 7,* Nuñez 4, Divinagracia 4, Litorja 4, Jalandoni 2
Han Yang (93) – Song 21, Kim 21, Lee* 15, Lee 12, Lee 11,* Song 3, Gin 2

amdgc82
07-13-2008, 07:35 AM
Sunday, July 13, 2008
SWU shows grit in win vs. Korea
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THE Southwestern University Cobras banked on a final quarter surge to overcome a huge deficit and snatch third place from Han Yang University of Korea, 105-93, in the 6th Asian Universities Basketball Championships yesterday at the Cebu Coliseum.

It was a sweet victory for the Cobras as it avenged their elimination round loss to Korea.

Meanwhile, the University of the Visayas were set to battle China for the title at press time last night.

After a close battle in the first period, The Cobras seemed to have given up when the Koreans surged ahead outscoring and outclassing them in all aspects for an 82-63 at the start of the fourth period when the Koreans started infiltrating the baskets from the three-point area.

After dropping a 26-17 bomb in the second period, the Koreans opened the third quarter with three straight triples that padded their lead.

However, when the Coliseum started to fill up and the crowd started cheering them on, the Cobras were jolted from the stupor and made a dramatic comeback, which saw them erase the deficit behind an impressive 22-1 run to take over the lead, 85-83.

The Cobras owned the final period as they outscored the Koreans with a 42-13 rally that brought them the diadem.

Spearheading the furious rally were Alfred Belande and Eric Zanoria, who spiked their heroics with one three-pointer each in the last quarter.

Belande scored 12 of his 21 points in the final period and Eric Zanoria, who made eight of his game-high 38 points in the final period, set the stage for their victory.

However, the conversions may have not been possible had SWU pointguard Ardd Django not gotten past his diminutive built as he showed courage and went for the steals that were made into necessary baskets for the team’s victory.

Rene Pacquiao, who had a few fumbles earlier on, also made a complete turnaround as he helped his team with the win. (MCB)

amdgc82
07-14-2008, 06:34 AM
Cobras sting Koreans for 3rd in AUBC hoop
By Calvin Cordova
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 08:46:00 07/13/2008

The Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras staged a remarkable fightback, clawing back from a 19-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat South Korea's Hanyang University, 105-93, in their battle-for-third place of the 6th Asian University Basketball Championshis (AUBC) last night at the Cebu Coliseum.

The Koreans, with their huge size and heft advantage, dominated the contest in the early goings and posted what looked like a safe 82-63 lead early in the fourth.

The Cobras, however, refused to roll over as they employed a pesky press defense that snapped the life out of the stunned Koreans.

With their defense working well, the Cobras unleashed a scorching 29-4 run to take the lead for good, 92-86.

The Koreans did not know what hit them and wobbled until the final buzzer.
Eric Zanoria spearheaded the impressive victory as he piled up a game-high 38 points. He was heavily backed by Alfred Belande, who tallied 21 points.

Belande and Zanoria starred in the big SWU comeback with the former scoring 10 points in the fourth and the latter chipping in nine.

The win erased the stigma of the Cobras' heartbreaking 69-89 loss to the University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers last Friday—a defeat that denied them from barging to the championship round.

The championship game between the Green Lancers and Huaquaio University of China was still being played as of this writing.

BOX SCORES:

SWU (105)- Zanoria 38, Belande 21, Armecin 10, Pacquiao 8, Django 7, Poligrates 7, Nunez 4, Litorja 4, Divinagracia 4, Jalandoni 2.
HANYANG (93)- Kim 21, Song 21, Lee 18, Lee 12, Lee 11, Song 3.

amdgc82
07-14-2008, 06:36 AM
China downs UV to win AUBC title
By Gabby G. Malagar
Monday, July 14, 2008
The Freeman

The taller and bigger Chinese cagers from Huaquiao University capitalized on their height advantage to pull off a vengeful 82-76 victory over Cebu’s top bet University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers and clinch the title of the 6th Asian University Basketball Championship (AUBC) Battle of Champions last Saturday at the Cebu Coliseum.

At least three towers from Huaquaio were all mobile and flexible than UV’s 6-foot-11 center Gregory Slaughter.

The tallest Chee, 6-foot-9 Li Wei, and two other skyscrapers in Weng Delong and Yu Xiang, formed an almost unbreakable defensive wall, making it hard for the Lancers to penetrate down the shaded lane.

The visitors from China were in complete command of the game and took as much as 13 points lead, 55-68 midway in the final period.

The relentless Lancers, inspired by the fervent cheers of their large throng of supporters, staged a courageous fightback, 16-4, to trim the deficit down to only three points, 71-74, on a five-point swing by Harold Cincolfores with still 2:35 left to play.

China, however, quickly fired back and put the game away, 80-73, on Guganeswatan Batumalai’s free throws with 17 ticks left before the final buzzer.

A crucial steal earlier by Batumalai extinguished the Lancers’ hopes to complete what could have been an indredible comeback.

Batumalai, who finished with 17 points, bagged the coveted MVP honors. Yu Xiang paced China with 19 points, while Zhang Jiabin and Jiang Xinxin chipped in 17 and 12 markers, respectively.

“We prepared for this game. We lost in the first meeting but we tried our best to win this time,” said the 27-year old Batumalai.

The Lancers, who demolished third placer Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras in the semifinals, were led by Slaughter with 15 points followed by Ritchum Dennison with 14 points. Cincoflores had 12 and Chris Victor Diputado added 10.

On hand to award the trophies were BAP-SBP president Prospero “Butch” Pichay, BAP-7 director Lorenzo “Chao” Sy, and commissioner Felix O. Tiukinhoy, Jr.

The scores

Huaquaio (82) - Yu 19, Batumalai 17, Zhang 17, Jiang 12, Ye 6, Chen 6, Chen 3, Weng 2

UV (76) - Slaughter 15, Dennison 14, Cincoflores 12, Diputado 10, Mercader 8, Lanete 6, Lao 5, Lasala 4, Villanil 2

Halftime: 37-32

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07-14-2008, 06:39 AM
Monday, July 14, 2008
China whips Cebu’s best
By Marian C. Baring
Sun.Star Staff Reporter
www.sunstar.com.ph

THE Chinese squad from Huaqiao University quashed the impression that the University of the Visayas is the better team and proved UV’s win over China in Bogo was a mere fluke as they took the 6th Asian Universities Basketball Championship, 82-76, Saturday night at the Cebu Coliseum.

However, the Green Lancers showed their warriors’ hearts that brought them seven straight titles of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) and managed to earn the respect of the Chinese.

“They are very good. Their speed is extraordinary. It’s just that we played better than last time,” said China’s point guard, the Chinese-Malaysian Guganeswaran Batumalai, who was named the Most Valuable Player.

The 26-year-old Batumalai, who is on his last year in the university, proudly displayed his MVP trophy. His first ever in his collegiate basketball career in China.

“We do not have MVP awards in China and this is really great for me,” Batumalai said, who will be going back to his father’s homeland, Malaysia, after finishing his studies.

On the other hand, Cabahug admitted that his players were intimidated.

“It is disappointing because we had the edge since we won over them before and we are playing at our home court. They got scared,” Cabahug said.

Batumalai said their play in Bogo was a bit off because they were tired as they had not expected to travel that far. “We just prepared ourselves to play against them this time. That’s why we won,” Batumalai said.

Third failure

This is UV’s third botched attempt at winning a crown in a year following their losses in the Champions League and the National Students Basketball Championships, where they could only finish second.

In the game, UV, which just received a long pep talk from head coach Elmer “Boy” Cabahug started off strong with an 11-7 lead behind Ritchum Dennison and Junjun Lasala.

However, they lost the advantage as quickly as they established it when Batumalai led China to a furious 12-0 rally to take the momentum on their favor and close the period with a 19-11 lead.

Zhang Jiabin and Jiang Xinxin took over in the second frame for a 37-32 lead going into the final half before stretching it to 68-55 in the fourth period behind Yu Xiang’s efforts.

At this point, Cabahug felt his team had to pull out one of the tricks that earned them seven straight Cesafi titles—their trapping defense that works wonders anytime.

The full-court press sent panic on the Chinese forcing them to make turnovers that were converted into points by the Green Lancers.

Down 58-68 in the final four minutes of the game, the Green Lancers initiated a furious rally anchored by Von Lañete, Chris Diputado and Dennison to come four, 66-70.

UV’s rookie point guard and former Cesafi juniors MVP Harold Cincoflores then scored five straight points, including a bonus shot, which he earned after courageously charging the goal against Huaqiao’s 6-foot-10 center Chen Rongren, to inch closer, 74-71 with just 2:35 remaining in the game.

At 2:11, China pulled away again with a basket from Yu. UV called for a timeout but they once again made costly errors at such a crucial moment.

UV’s 6-foot-11 center Greg Slaughter lost the ball and Dennison missed an all-important triple that could have change the flavor of the game.

Batumalai once more took the center stage and scored another basket by slicing past Slaughter, 78-71, with just 58 seconds left in the game, while Jiang and Batumalai sealed the deal by sinking their charity shots.

Yu topped the Huaqiao scorers with 19 points, while Zhang and Batumalai each had 17 points. Slaughter led the Lancers with 15 points while Dennison and Cincoflores had 14 and 12 points, respectively.

Huaqiao (82)—Yu 19, Batumalai 17, Zhang 17, Jiang 12, Chen 6, Yen 6, Chee 3, Weng 2
UV (76)—Slaughter 15, Dennison 14, Cincoflores 12, Diputado 10, Mercader 8, Lanete 6, Lao 5, Lasala 4, Villanil 2. (MCB)