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amdgc82
03-13-2008, 06:53 AM
Gitgitang labanan sa MBL Open (http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-03-13&sec=7&aid=52461)
March 13, 2008 05:56 PM Thursday*
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ASAHAN ang mahigpitang labanan sa paglarga ng Millennium Basketball League* (MBL) Open basketball tournament sa Marso 24 sa Lyceum gym.
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Magpapatalbugan ang apat na dating kampeon – ang 3T Corporation,* 5th Ave-nue Telecoms,* CKP 168 at* Wang’s Ballclub – sa kanilang pagtatangka na ma-kubra* ang korona sa season-opening tournament na inorganisa ng MBL at su-portado ng Dickies Underwear, PRC Couriers, Info-tech, Vega Balls at e games. com, na isang* internet gaming company.
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Naghati ang 3T Corp* (coach* Nixon Distrito/ma-nager* Dave Colina) at 5th Avenue* Telecoms (Junnel* Mendiola/Mike* Dullas) sa korona ng MBL* First at Se-cond Conferences noong nakaraangt aon, habang dinomina ng* CKP 168* *(Adonis Tierra/Morty Fong) ang PICAA at nanguna ang Wang’s* Ballclub (Buboy* Rodriguez/Alex Wang) sa National Interclub Championship.
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Ang iba pang inimbitahang koponan ay ang 2007 MBL runner-up UCM-Ly-ceum (Bonnie Tan), Rusty Lopez (Daniel Espaldon/Gil Flororita), Koi* Village* (Terry Que/Rommel Bajar), Makati-Pamplona-Nojo (Caloy* *Sa-rio/Peter Tioseco),* Nougat Candy (Mike Mancillas),* Avleyo-Anne’s Pride (Vic Lazaro/Franklin Abadies), Asian College of Science and Technology* (Ricky Alcanta-ra),* Universal* College of Nur-sing* (Efren “Yong” Ga-rcia),* St. Clare College-Caloo-can (Jimmy* Mariano/Er-nesto* Jay* Adalem),* Metro* Mancila College (Bong* Pineda/Mike Miranda)* at* Emilio Aguinaldo* College (Nomar Isla).

amdgc82
03-25-2008, 04:10 AM
MBL caging kicks off tomorrow (http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-03-25&sec=7&aid=53688)
March 25, 2008 10:34 PM Tuesday*
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Game Tomorrow:
(Lyceum gym)
7 p.m. —* CKP 168 vs. ACSAT

BASKETBALL Association of the Philippines* (BAP) president Prospero “Butch” Pichay has been invited to grace the opening ceremony of the 2008 Millennium Basketball League* Open basketball tournament* tomorrow (Wednesday, March 26) at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.
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Pichay is expected to personally make the ceremonial toss during the* 7 p.m. opening game pitting multi-titled CKP 168 against* 2007 MBL First Conference runner-up Asian College of Science and Technology* (ACSAT).
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Pichay will be joined by MBL chairman and RP women’s team manager Alex Wang, BAP secretary-general Graham Lim and commissioner Boy Reglo.
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Handled by coach Adonis Tierra and managed by Morty Fong, CKP 168* Is installed as the one of the* early favorites* in this season-opening tournament supported by PRC Couriers, Dickies Underwear, Victory Liner, Vega Balls, and* e-games.com internet gaming company.
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Last year, CKP 168* emerged as one of the most dominant commercial teams by winning the titles in the PICAA, MBT and the National Basketball League (NBL).
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ACSAT, on the other hand, finished a strong runner-up to* powerhouse 3T Corporation in the MBL First Conference last year.
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The other participating teams are* Wang’s Ballclub* (Buboy Rodriguez/Alex Wang),* *5 th Avenue Telecoms ((Junnel Mendiola/Mike Dullas), UCM Auto Aircon-Lyceum* (Bonnie Tan)* and Rusty Lopez (Daniel Espaldon/Gil Flororita).

amdgc82
03-28-2008, 05:55 AM
MBL: CKP 168 nagparamdam (http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-03-28&sec=7&aid=54023)
March 28, 2008 06:20 PM Friday*
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KAAGAD nagpakitang-gilas ang CKP 168* matapos pabagsakin ang last year’s runner-up Asian College of Science and Technology, 77-71, sa pagsisimula ng* 2008 Millennium Basket-ball League (MBL) Open basketball tournament sa Lyceum gym sa Intramuros, Manila.
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Pinamunuan nina Jay-Ar* Estrada, Beau Belga, Jeff Chan at Jason Castro ang magandang simula ng CKP, na sumandal sa isang malaking scoring run sa huling bahagi ng laro upang biguin ang ACSAT at manalo sa torneo na itinataguyod ng PRC Couriers, Dickies Underwear, Victory Liner, Vega Balls, at* e-games.com internet gaming company.
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Tumipa sina Estrada, Belga at Chan ng tig-13 puntos, habang si Castro ay nag-ambag ng 10 puntos para sa CKP,* na pinamamahalaan nina* coach Adonis Tierra at* manager Morty Fong.* *
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Si Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) president Prospero “Butch” Pichay nagsagawa ng ceremonial toss, katuwang sina BAP secretary-general Graham Lim at commissioner Boy Reglo.
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Iskor:
CKP168 (77)-Estrada 13, Belga 13, Chan 13, Castro 10, Legarde 9,* Kalaw 8, Navarro 3,* Dela Cuesta 2, Manthe 2, Cacha 2, Flor 2, Malagueño 2.
ACSAT (71)-Pupos 25, Igtos 11, Suguitan 10, Bularon 7, Lapuz 7, Contreras 4, San-chez 3, Poblete 2, Holoyohoy 2.
QS: 18-19, 34-39, 56-57, 77-71.

amdgc82
04-02-2008, 05:51 AM
MBL: CKP 168, 5th Avenue triumph (http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-04-02&sec=7&aid=54601)
April 02, 2008 08:33 PM Wednesday* *
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MULTI-TITLED* * CKP 168* made it* two in* a* *row* by* *humbling National Interclub champion Wang’s* Ballclub, 72-62, in the 2008* MBL* Open basketball tournament at* the* Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.
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RP* team* mainstay Jason Castro* scattered* 20* points to* lead CKP 168* to its second straight win* in* *this* tournament* sponsored by* *PRC* Couriers, Dickies* Underwear, Victory Liner, Vega Balls* and* e-games.com* *internet* *gaming company.
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Two other players* -- Beau Belga* and* Jay-Ar Estrada* --* also scored* *in* *double* figures* for* *CKP 168 of coach Adonis Tierra and manager* Morty Fong.
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Ryan* Regalado* paced* Wang’s with 13 points.
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Chris Aqualafull, a* 6-8 recruit* from* Ghana, added 10 points for Wang’s.
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Overshadowed by CKP’s second win was 5 th Avenue Telecoms, which bested Asian College of Science and Technology* (ACSAT), 69-54.
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Billy Moody, Braulio Lim, Mark Yee* and* Robert* Labagala combined for 50 points for* the Junnel Mendiola-mentored 5th* Avenue.
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Moody, who played for San Miguel* Beer in* the* PBA, fired 16 points, while Lim added 13.
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Eric* Suguitan* led* the Lightnings with 23 markers.

The scores:

First* game
CKP168 (72)* --* Castro 20, Belga* 18,* *Estrada 16,* *Bautista 7, Navarro 4, Chan 3, De la Cuesta* 2,* Kalaw 1, Fong 0,* Neo 0, Manthe* 0, Legarde* 0,* Malagueno 0.
Wang’s (62)* --* Regalado 13, Acqualafull* 10,* *Porio 8, Cuevas 7,* Infante 7,* Medina 5, Reyes 3, Martinez 3, Baltazar 2, Ferrer 2, Pile 2, Lucas 2.
Quarterscores: 16-14, 34-30, 47-45, 72-62

Second game
5th Avenue (69)* --* Moody 16, Lim 13, Yee 11,* *Labagala 10, Raymundo 8,* Go 6, Sanders 5.
ACSAT (54)* --* Suguitan 23, Lapuz 9, Burgos 8, Quilaquiga 8, Igtos 6, Poblete 0.
Quarterscores: 14-8, 34-14, 52-34, 69-54

amdgc82
04-11-2008, 04:58 AM
CKP 168, UCM-Lyceum triumph (http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-04-11&sec=7&aid=55729)
April 11, 2008 10:34 PM Friday
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Games* tomorrow:
(CCP gym)
7 p.m. -- Polymaster/5th Avenue* vs. Rusty* Lopez
8:30 p.m. -- ACSAT vs. Wang’s

CKP168* defeated* Rusty Lopez, 83-79,* for its third straight win even as UCM-Lyceum* downed* Asian College* of* *Science* and Technology,* 75-64, for* its first* win in* two* games in* the 2008* *Millennium* Basketball* League (MBL)* First* Conference* basketball* tournament at* the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.* * *
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National team* mainstay Jeffrey Chan saved* his best for last as he scored five of his 10 points* in* *the final minute to enable CKP 168 of coach Adonis Tierra and* manager Morty Fong to escape with the win in this* tournament* supported by Dickies Underwear, PRC Couriers, Victory Liner, Vega Balls* and* * e-games.com* *internet* * gaming company.
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Chan’s* endgame heroics* came* after Rusty Lopez* erased* a 12-point third* quarter deficit* and* threatened at 70-72* with* still* two* minutes remaining.
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Another RP* team standout, Jason Castro, scored four of his 11 points in the closing* minutes.
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Eric De la Cuesta* led CKP 168* with 13 points,* followed* by* Estrada and ex-pro* Boyet Bautista with* 12 points apiece.
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Castro added 11 and Chan contributed 10.* *
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Ex-pro* Danny Capobres* and* Harbour* Centre* *player* Jerwin* Gaco carried the* fight for Rusty Lopez with 16 points* apiece.* Jonathan Fernandez* contributed 13* points and Nino Marquez added 10.* * * *

In the* first game, UCM-Lyceum leaned* on* Nestor David’s hot hands* to barge into the win column.
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David, a* former University of* the* Philippines* standout, fired a* *team-high 17* points for UCM-Lyceum of coach* Bonnie Tan and* manager Charlie Tan.
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Bong Melocoton* paced the Lightnings with 19 points, followed by Eric Suguitan with 12 and Gerald Lapuz with 10.

The scores* *
* *
First game* *
UCM-Lyceum (75) --* David 17, Ortiguerra 12, Misa 11, Medina 10, Hubalde 9, Gatumbato 6, Calimag 5, Santiago 2, Tajonera 2, Amparado 1, Tan 0.* *
ACSAT (64) -- Melocoton 19, Suguitan 12, Lapuz 10, Pupos 9, Palaganas 5,* Burgos 4, Quilaquiga 3, Igtos 2.
Quarterscores 18-14, 38-27, 52-46, 75-64.* *
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Second game* *
CKP168 (83) -- Dela Cuesta 13, Bautista 12, Estrada 12, Castro 11, Chan 10, Neo 7, Navarro 6, Belga 3, Legarde 3, Cacha 2, Fong 2, Manthe 2, Kalaw 0.* *
Rusty* Lopez* (79) -- Capobres* 16,* Gaco 16,* *Fernandez 13, Marquez* 10, Catacutan 10,* Malabanan 5, Gamboa 4,* Retaga 3, Pinera 2, Jimenez 0.
* * Quarterscores:* 20-22, 51-42, 66-54, 83-79.

amdgc82
04-14-2008, 06:45 AM
Polymaster, Wang’s triumph (http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-04-14&sec=7&aid=56044)
April 14, 2008 09:12 PM Monday
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Games today: (Lyceum* gym)
7 p.m. -- UCM-Lyceum vs. Wang’s
8:30 p.m. -- Polymaster vs. CKP 168

POLYMASTER-5th Avenue* and* Wang’s* Ballclub* took* different paths* before* beating their respective* opponents in the 2008* *MBL* *First* Conference* *basketball* tournament* at* the* CCP gym* *in* Aurora Blvd. Quezon City.
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Polymaster leaned on the endgame heroics of* former University of* Santo Tomas* standout Rommel David to nip Rusty Lopez, 83-82, while Wang’s Ballclub relied on a balanced scoring attack to* subdue Asian College of Science and Technology, 93-86, in the one-and-a-half month* long* tournament sponsored* by* *Dickies* Underwear, PRC Couriers,* Victory Liner, Vega Balls, and* e-games.com* *internet* gaming company.
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With* the* win, Polymaster forged a two-way tie for the lead with pre-tournament* favorite CKP 168 with a perfect record* of* *three wins in as many matches.
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Wang’s on the other hand, improved to solo third* place with a 2-1 win-loss record.
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David,a 5-10 guard who saw action for* UST’s* five-peat champion in the late 90s,* nailed a* short jumper* with time running out to cap another come-from-behind win for the Junnel Mendiola-mentored* team.
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Rusty Lopez* had a chance to* snatch the win* but Arman Malabanan’s alley-hoop pass to Jonathan Fernandez* for a possible winning basket missed its* target as time expired.
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It was another* sorry setback for Rusty Lopez, which lost its first three games by a combined seven points.
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Rusty Lopez led, 82-76, with 1:11 left* when Mark Yee canned two free throws and Jeff Sanders hit a long three-point shot to make it 81-82.
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Polymaster then came* up* with* a* good* *defense, forcing Rusty Lpez to miss in its next* offensive and* setting* up* David’s game-wining bakset.
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Sanders led Polymaster with 21 points, followed by David, Yee and Billy Moody with 10 points apiece.
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Malabanan,* who played for Ginebra San Miguel* in the PBA,* led Rusty Lopez with 17 points. Fernandez added 16 and Jerwin Gaco contributed 14 points.* * * * *
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Wang’s Ballclub drew a brilliant all-around performance from* former University of the Philippines mainstay* Edrick Ferrer to* clinch the* win and deal the Lightnings* their fourth straight setback.
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Ferrer* finished with* 25 points for the Mandaluyong-based Wang’s Ballclub of manager Alex Wang and* * coach* *Buboy* Rodriguez.
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Nico* Pupos carried the fight for* ACSAT* with* *29 points, followed by Luis Palaganas and Bong* Melocoton with 13 points apiece.

The scores
First game
Polymaster (83)* -- Sanders 21.David 10,Yee 10, Moody 10,* Matias 9, Vergara 7, Lim 6, Alfad 5, Janhke 5.
Rusty Lopez (82)* --* *Malabanan 17,Fernandez 16, Gaco 14, Aguilar 8, Catacutan 7, Gamboa 6,* Diaz 5, Marquez 5, Pinera 4, Retaga 0.
Quarterscores: 19-27, 43-43, 60-69, 83-82.

Second game
Wang’s Ballclub (93) -- Ferrer 25, Porio 16, Infante 13, Cuevas 12, Regalado 11, Acqualafull 8, Lucas 5, Reyes 2,Martinez 1.
ACSAT (86)* -- Pupos 29, Melocoton 13, Palaganas 13, Suguitan 12, Igtos 6, Burgos 6, Lapuz 5, Quilaquiga 1, Espinosa 0.
Quarterscores: 22-17, 44-35, 63-60, 93-86.*

amdgc82
04-17-2008, 06:06 AM
CKP 168 in fourth win (http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-04-17&sec=7&aid=56334)
April 17, 2008 05:20 PM Thursday
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Standings
W L
CKP 168 4 0
Polymaster 3 1
UCM-Lyceum 2 1
Wang’s 2 2
Rusty Lopez 0 3
ACSAT 0 4

CKP 168* went through the proverbial eye of the needle before beating Polymaster, 87-83, in what could be a preview of the title showdown* in the 2008 MBL First Conference basketball tournament* before a packed crowd at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.
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Ex-PBA standout Boyet Bautista and* RP-Harbour Centre mainstay* Jason Castro* provided the much-needed* firepower in the closely-fought* contest to* power CKP 168 to its fourth straight win in this* prestigious, one-and-a-half month long tournament* organized by the Milennium Basketball* *League* (MBL) and supported* by Dickies Underwear, PRC* Couriers, Victory Liner, Vega Balls, and e-games.com internet* gaming company.
* *
Polymaster dropped to 3-1.
* *
Beau Belga* also made his presence felt* for* the Adonis Tierra-mentored CKP 168,* *scoring 12 points* while hurting Polymaster’s offensive with his imposing* *presence* in* the shaded area.
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Former Letran* standout Ismael* Junio* carried* the fight for the Polymaster with 20 points, followed* *by* Bonbon* Custodio* *with 19* and* Billy Moody with 14.
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It* *was also a fitting* revenge for CKP 168, which lost* to Polymaster in the finals of the 2008 Mayor Lim Cup* basketball tournament at the San Andres gym in Malate last month.
* * *
Equally impressive was UCM-Ocean Fresh-Lyceum, which humbled* National Interclub titlist Wang’s Ballclub, 84-72, behind the* hot hands of* Derrick Hubalde.
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Hubalde, the* 6-0 son* of* *PBA legend Freddie Hubalde, scattered 19 points including five three-points shots to clinch the win for* the* Seafood Experts of coach Bonnie Tan.
* *
Victor Medina supported Hubalde with 11 markers.
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Daniel Martinez and Ryan Regalado combined for 30 points for Wang’s, which saw its two-game winning streak* come to an end.
* *
The scores:
First game:
UCM-Lyceum (84)* — Hubalde 19, Medina 11, Cruz 8,Fampulme 8, David 7,* Calimag 7, Mondragon 6,* Tajonera 6, Gatungbato 5, Misa 4, Moreno 3, Santiago 2, Tan 0, Amparado 0.
Wang’s (72) — Martinez 18, Regalado 12, Porio 9, Cuevas 8, Aqualafull 8, Ferre 6, Infante 5, Baltazar 5, Bernardos 2, Reyes 1, Lucas 0.
Quarterscores:* 24-20, 48-31, 61-54, 84-72.

Second game
CKP 168 (87) – Bautista 22, Castro 20, Belga 12, De la Cuesta 8, Chan 6, Kalaw 4, Manthe 4, Neo 0, Navarro 0, Estrada 0, Legarde 0.
Polymaster (83)* --* Junio 20, Custodio* 19, Moody* 14, Matias 12, Jhanke* 8, Vergara* 7, David 4.
Quarterscores: 27-22, 48-44, 73-68, 87-83.

aircanda
04-17-2008, 08:56 PM
nagtataka ako dito mga sir.. pwede ba maglaro dito ang PBL players habang ongoing ang liga

joelex
04-18-2008, 01:09 AM
last time i had a chat with mr. Tommy Ong, the final say is on the team owners if they allow their players to play elsewhere.

amdgc82
04-19-2008, 06:23 AM
CKP downs UCM, completes sweep (http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-04-19&sec=7&aid=56665)
April 19, 2008 10:08 PM Saturday
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* * * * * * * Standings
* * * * * * * * * * * * * W* * * * *L
CKP 168* * * * * ** *5* * * * *0
Polymaster* * * * * 3* * * * *1
Wang’s* * * * * * * * 2* * * * *2
UCM-Lyceum* ** * 2* * * * *2
Rusty Lopez* * * ** 0* * * * *3
ACSAT* * * * * * ** *0* * * * *4

CKP 168* brought down* UCM-Ocean* Fresh-Lyceum, 76-70, to* complete* a* five-game sweep* of the elimination round in the 2008 MBL* First* Conference* basketball tournament at the* Lyceum* gym in Intramuros, Manila.
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RP-Harbour Centre* standouts Jason* Castro and Beau Belga provided* the 1-2 punch for* CKP 168 , which* outscored UCM-Lyceum in the final minute to clinch its* fifth* straight* win in* the six-team* tournament* organized by the Millennium Basketball League (MBL) and sponsored* by* Dickies Underwear, PRC Couriers, Victory Liner, Vega Balls, and e-games.com internet* gaming company.* * * * *
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Handled by coach Adonis Tierra and manager Morty Fong, the Pasig City-based CKP 168* is now assured of the first semis berth and a twice-to-beat advantage in the next round.
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Castro, the* 5-9 guard* reportedly set to* become the first Filipino to see action for the Singapore* Slingers,* saved* his best* for last* to score* a game-high 16 points.
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Castro’s* long-time RP-Harbour*teammate,* Belga,* added 15* points.
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Another veteran* player, Jay-Ar*Estrada, finished in double figures with 11 points.* *
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Mark Fampulme and Nestor David* carried the fight* for the Bonnie Tan-mentored Seafood Experts with 12 and 10 points, respectively.* *
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Pol Santiago and Kiel Misa added* eight points apiece.
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Tournament* format is* single-round elimination with the top two teams* advancing to* the semis outright.
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The No. 3 team will* take on the No. 6 squad, while* the No. 4 team will meet* the* No. 5 squad* in a pair of* *knockout* matches to determine* the* other* two semifinalists.

The scores:
CKP168 (76) -- Castro 16, Belga 15,* Estrada 11,* *Navarro 8, Bautista* 8,* Chan 5, Kalaw* 5, Neo 4,* Legarde 2, Dela Cuesta 2, Fong 0, Manthe 0.* *
UCM-Lyceum (70) --* Fampulme 12, David* 10,* *Santiago 8, Misa 8, Cruz 7, Hubalde 5, Gatumbato 4, Mondragon 4, Ortiguera 4, Tan 3,* Calimag 2, Moreno 1,* Medina* 0,* Amparado 0, Tajonera 0.* * *
Quarterscores 16-20, 34-40, 60-54, 76-70.

aircanda
04-22-2008, 08:10 PM
last time i had a chat with mr. Tommy Ong, the final say is on the team owners if they allow their players to play elsewhere.


salamat sir..

amdgc82
04-25-2008, 04:39 AM
Sudden-death matches in MBL (http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-04-25&sec=7&aid=57348)
April 25, 2008 08:35 PM Friday
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Games today:
* * * * * * *(CCP gym)* *
* * 7 p.m. -- UCM-Lyceum vs. Rusty Lopez
* * 8:30 p.m. --ACSAT vs. Wang’s

LAST year’s runner-up UCM-Ocean Fresh-Lyceum* *battles* Rusty Lopez while National* Interclub* titlist* Wang’s Ballclub meets Asian* College of* Science and Technology in* a* pair of* * knockout* matches in the 2008 MBL First* Conference* *basketball tournament at the CCP gym in Aurora* Blvd., Quezon City.
* *
Games begin at 7 p.m. with the winners* advancing to the semis starting next week.
* *
The winner of the Wang’s-ACSAT encounter will meet elimination* *round* topnotcher CKP 168, while* the victor of the Lyceum-Rusty Lopez match will* meet No. 2* Polymaster.
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Handled by US-trained coach Bonnie Tan,* UCM-Lyceum* will be seeking a repeat of its 101-77 win* over Rusty Lopez in the elimination round.
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UCM-Lyceum will lean on* * * Lou Gatumbato,* Pol Santiago, Nestor David, Hafer Mondragon, Victor Medina and Kiel Misa.
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Rusty Lopez, which is being handled by ex-pro Ato Morano and managed by* Gil Flororita, will rely on Danny Capobres, Jerwin Gaco, EJ* Feihl,* *Raymond Aguilar, Jonathan Pinera* and Gilbert Malabanan.
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Wang’s Ballclub* also won its elimination* *round assignment* against ACSAT, 93-86.
* *
The Mandaluyong-based team* of* coach* *Buboy Rodriguez and manager* *Alex Wang* *will pin* its hopes on Edrick Ferrer , Gener Porio,* Joross* Infante,* Ryan Regalado and* 6-8 import Chris Aqualaful of Ghana.
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The Ricky Alcantara-mentored* Lightnings will draw firepower from* Bong Melocoton,* Luis Palaganas, Nico Pupos,* Eric Suguitan and Gerald Lapuz.
* *
The* tournament is supported by* Dickies Underwear, PRC Couriers, Victory Liner, Vega Balls, and e-games.com internet* gaming company.

amdgc82
04-28-2008, 05:58 AM
Wang’s, Rusty in semis (http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-04-28&sec=7&aid=57673)
April 28, 2008 10:18 PM Monday
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Games* today: (Arellano gym)
* * 7* p.m.--Rusty Lopez vs. Polymaster
* * 8:30 p.m.-- CKP 168 vs. Wang’s Ballclub

IT will be* Wang’s Ballclub against elimination round topnotcher CKP 168* and Rusty Lopez against* No. 2* Polymaster in the crossover semis in the* 2008 MBL First* Conference basketball* tournament at the Arellano gym in Legarda, Manila.
* *
Wang’s Ballclub routed* Asian College of Science and Technology, 99-79,* while* Rusty Lopez shocked UCM-Ocean Fresh-Lyceum,* 87-75, to clinch the* last two semis* berths.
* *
CKP 168 and Polymaster finished 1-2 in the elimination round. As the* top two teams, CKP 168* and* Polymaster enjoy twice-to-beat* advantages over Wang’s Ballclub and Rusty Lopez.*
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Handled by coach Buboy Rdoriguez and manager Alex Wang, the Mandaluyong-based team leaned* on* the* hot* hands of* Ryan Regalado, Mario* Reyes and* *Chris Aqualafull to frustrate the Lightnings.
* * *
Regalado* scattered* 25 points, including* five three-pointers.
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Reyes* *added 19 points, while* Aqualafull, an exchange student* from Republi of Ghana, contributed 15 points and 12 rebounds for* Wang’ Ballclub.
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Comebacking* Richard* Litonjua* finished with* five points,* five* rebounds and 10 assists.
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Luis Palaganas carried the fight for* the Ricky Alcantara-mentored Lightnings* with 22 points,* followed* by* Bong Melocoton and Gerald Lapuz with 15 points apiece.
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Rusty Lopez, which is now being* handled by* fomer national player Renato “Ato” Morano, drew big* numbers from RP-Harbour* Center standout* Jerwin Gaco to* pull the rug from under UCM-Ocean Fresh-Lyceum.
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Gaco* almost* singlehandedly* led* Rusty* Lopez, scoring* a* *game-high* 26 points and grabbing 14 rebounds for the Gil Flororita-managed* Rusty Lopez.
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Former Welcoat player Marvin* Ortiguerra* *paced the Seafood Experts of* coach* Bonnie Tan with* 25* points.* * *
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The* *tournament* is organized by* the Millennium Basketball* League* and sponsored by* Dickies Underwear, PRC Couriers, Victory Liner, Vega Balls, and* e-games.com internet* gaming company.

The scores:

First game
Rusty Lopez (87) -- Gaco 26, Williams 16 Fernandez 16, Malabanan 12, Gamboa 9, Marquez 4, Aguilar 2, Diaz 0, Retaga 0, Catacutan 0, Pinera 0.
UCM-Lyceum (75)--* Ortiguerra 25, David 11, Mondragon 7, Santiago 7, Cruz 7, Hubalde 6, Susi 4, Medina 2, Tajonera 2, Fampulme 2, Misa2, Amparado 0, Moreno 0.
Quarterscores: 28-17, 43-3, 68-51, 87-75.

Second game
Wang’s (99) -- Regalado 25, Reyes 19 Aqualafull 15,* Infante 12, Porio 8, Bernardos* 6, Litonjua 5, Martinez 3,* Manabat 2, Lucas 2.
ACSAT (79)-- Palaganas 22, Melocoton 16, Lapuz 15, Suguitan13, Pupos 11, Espinosa 2, Alcantara 2.
Quarterscores: 33-9, 56-30, 73-57, 99-79.*

amdgc82
05-01-2008, 04:55 AM
CKP 168 stays unbeaten, makes finals (http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-05-01&sec=7&aid=58081)
May 01, 2008 08:56 PM Thursday*
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MULTI-TITLED CKP168* played true to form to turn back* National* Interclub champion Wang’s Ballclub, 89-75, and clinch the* first finals berth* in the 2008 MBL* First Conference* basketball tournament* at the Arellano gym.
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Jeff Chan, a 6-3 mainstay of RP-Harbour Centre, and ex-pro Boyet Bautista* *provided* the firepower for CKP 168 of coach Adonis Tierra and manager Morty Fong, in this two-month long tournament* sponsored by* Dickies Underwear, PRC Couriers, Victory Liner, Vega Balls, and e-games.com internet* gaming company.
* *
Chan finished with 14 ponts and Bautsita added 13 points for CKP 168, which will gun for its eighth title in two years.
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Two other mainstays* -- Erick Dela Cuesta and Jason Castro* -- scored in double figures* for CKP 168 with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
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The Buboy Rodriguez-mentored Wang’s Ballclub drew 15 points from Daniel Martinez and 14 points from Anthony Cuevas.
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Chris Aqualafull, the 6-8 find from Republic of Ghana,* was held to only seven points* by the tight, double-teaming* defense put up by RP team mainstay Beau Belga and Chad Alonzo.
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But CKP 168 will have to wait for its championship opponent.
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Rusty Lopez subdued Polymaster, 78-68,* to forge a sudden-death match for the second finals berth.
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Rusty Lopez, handled by* coach by former* national team mainstay Renato* “Ato”* Morano and consultant Daniel Espaldon,* were led by ex-Ginebra player Gilbert* Malabanan, who scattered* 18 points;* and veteran guard Nino Marquez, who added* 12 points.
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Jonathan Fernandez* contributed 11 points for the Gil* Flororita-managed* Rusty Lopez.
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Jeff Sanders paced Polymaster with 14 points, followed by Al Vergara with 12.
* * *
The scores
First game
Rusty Lopez (78)* -- Malabanan 18, Marquez 12, Fernandez 11, Aguilar 9, Gaco 8, Gamboa 8, Williams 5, Retaga 4, Diaz 2.
Polymaster (68) -- Sanders 14, Vergara 12, Alfad 10, Yee 9, Matias 8, Custodio 7, Moody 2, David 1, Jhanke 0, Raymundo 0.
Quarterscores* 14-15, 36-26, 47-47, 78-68
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Second game
CKP 168 (89)* -- Chan 14, Bautista 13, Dela Cuesta 12, Castro 10, Estrada 7, Alonzo 6, Belga 6, Legarde 6, Navarro 5, Manthe 4, Neo 4, Fong 2, Malagueno 0, Cacha 0, Kalaw 0.
Wang’s (75)* -- Martinez 15, Cuevas 14, Porio 10, Aqualafull 7, Reyes 7, Litonjua 6, Baltazar* 6, Infante 4, Lucas 4, Regalado 2, Manabat 2.
Quarterscores 28-14, 41-31, 61-54, 89-73.

amdgc82
05-07-2008, 06:19 AM
CKP, Rusty dispute title* (http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-05-07&sec=7&aid=58765)
May 07, 2008 07:19 PM Wednesday*
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* * Game* today:
* * (Lyceum gym)
* * 8:30 p.m. --* CKP 168 vs. Rusty Lopez

CKP 168 and* Rusty Lopez, two teams with* contrastng credentials, dispute the title* today* (Wednesday, May 7)* in* the 2008 MBL* First Conference at* the* Lyceum gym* in Intramuros, Manila.
* *
Game* time* is* *8:30* p.m. with* CKP 168 seeking* its eighth title* in* commercial* leagues* and* Rusty Lopez* gunning* for* its first-ever crown* since* joining the basketball scene two years ago.
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Actually, CKP 168* completed a sweep of the elimination round,* including a hard-earned* 83-79 win over Rusty Lopez* in their only* other meeting last* April 11.
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But CKP 168 will be hard-pressed to repeat the* victory* against a Rusty* Lopez team which* posted* impressive back-to-back* victories over UCM-Ocean Fresh -Lyceum in* the knockout quarterfinal match and MBL 2007 champion Polymaster in the* semifinal.
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CKP 168* coach Adonis Tierra* and* team* manager* Morty Fong also* cautioned* their boys against being* over-confident, saying* “we can't* take them (Rusty* Lopez)* lightly based on their previous* two victories against UCM-Lyceum and Polymaster.”
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Ex-PBA player and now Rusty Lopez coach Ato Morano said the* winner-take-all* finals pitting two teams with veteran-laden lineups will be* “anybody's* ballgame.”
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CKP 168 will rely on RP-Harbour* Centre mainstays Jason* Castro, Beau* Belga, Jeffrey Chan* and Chad Alonzo* and veterans Boyet Bautista* and J.R.Estrada.
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Rusty Lopez, on the other hand,* will* pin* its* hopes* on* *ex-pros* Danny* Capobres, Nino Marquez,* Gilbert Malabanan* and E.J. Feihl* and* *RP team* * members* Jerwin* Gaco* and* Jonathan* Fernandez.
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Rusty Lopez is managed by Gil* Flororita* with* Daniel Espaldon as* consultant.
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Quezon* City* Majoirty Floor Leader* *and* Councilor Ariel Inton has* been invited to* present* the* championship* trophy during the awarding ceremony, along with MBL* chairman Alex Wang and Basketball Association of the Philippines* (BAP) secretary-general* Graham Lim.
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Lim will take the place of BAP* *president* Prospero “Butch” Pichay, who is in Subic* for a previous* sports commitment.
* *
Wang’s Ballclub finished third* overall.
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The* two-month tournament is being organized by the Millennium* Basketball League (MBL)* and* supported* by Dickies Underwear, PRC* Couriers, Victory* Liner, Vega* Balls and e-games.com* internet* *gaming company.*

amdgc82
05-10-2008, 07:13 AM
CKP captures MBL title (http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-05-10&sec=7&aid=59150)*
May 10, 2008 08:16 PM Saturday
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CKP168* added another feather to its cap by winning the title in the 2008 MBL First Conference basketball tournament.
* *
Led by national team mainstays Beau Belga, Jason Castro and Jeff Chan and handled by coach Adonis Tierra,* CKP 168* finished strongly as it started in* a 92-72 win over Rusty Lopez* in their winner-take-all title showdown* before a big crowd at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.
* *
Belga, Castro and Chan proved unstoppable on both ends of the court,* scoring almost at will* on one-on-one plays and defending ferociously when they mattered most* at the close of* the two-month long tournament supported y Dickies Underwear, PRC Couriers, Victory Liner, Vega Balls and e-games.com internet gaming company.
* *
Belga finished with* 19 points, while Castro, who was voted as Most Valuable Player, added 15 points. Chan had 14.
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Ex-pro Boyet Bautista also shone for CKP 168 with 12 points, including back-to-back three-point shots in the final minutes to cut short* a last-ditch stand by Rusty Lopez.
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“It was another memorable* tournament for us. The boys are really determined to win the title,” said Tierra, who led CKP 168 to its ninth title in the last two years.
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CKP 168 team owner* Willy Fong, manager Morty Fong and Tierra received the championship trophy from Quezon City Majority Floor Leader Ariel Inton.
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Playing manager Gil Flororita and consultant Daniel Espaldon received the runner-up trophy for Rusty Lopez.
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Wang’s Ballclub finished third.
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Jonathan Fernandez* carried the fight for Rusty Lopez with 21 points, followed by Gilbert Malabanan* with 14 and* Jerwin Gaco* with 11.
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Actually, CKP dominated the game from start to finish and led by double-digits several times.
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But Rusty Lopez, which earned the right to meet CKP by eliminating UCM-Ocean Fresh-Lyceum in the quarterfinal and* Polymaster in the semis,* came charging back and threatened late in the payoff period.
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With ex-pro Danny Capobres and Nino Marquez hitting back with clutch baskets, Rusty Lopez came to within 68-74 with less five minutes remaining.
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But CKP 168 quickly regrouped and finally put Rusty Lopez away with a crippling 8-0 run capped by Bautista’s back-to-back three-pointers.
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The scores;
CKP168 (92) -- Belga 19, Castro 15, Chan 14, Bautista 12, Alonzo 11, Dela Cuesta 6, Estrada 3, Kalaw 2, Manthe 0, Navarro 0, Legarde 0.
Rusty Lopez (72) -- Fernandez 21, Malabanan 14, Gaco 11, Marquez 9, Capobres 7, Aguilar 7, Gamboa 3, Williams 0, Diaz 0, Retaga 0.
Quarterscores: 28-15, 46-34, 65-54, 92-72*

amdgc82
10-24-2008, 07:03 AM
October 24, 2008 06:46 PM Friday*
Perfect Coat wins
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PERFECT Powder Coat* drew another big game from* former Jose Rizal University standout Ernani Epondulan to turn back Wang’s Ballclub, 93-91, and strengthen* its* chances in the 2008 MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at* the* Arellano gym in Legarda, Manila.
* *
Epondulan* poured* 18 of* *his game-high 31 points* in* the* payoff period to lead the* Valenzuela City-based* Perfect Coat to its second straight* win after three consecutive losses in* this annual tournament organized by the Millennium Basketball League (MBL)* and* supported* by* *Dickies Underwear, Whiz* Treatment Oil, PRC Courier and AK 7 Companies.
* *
Chris* Santos* added* 14 points,* playing-coach* Ferdie* Orna and* Allan Gamboa* contributed 11 points apiece and Jeff Tajonera added 10 points* for Perfect* Coat.
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Ex-pro Biboy Simon paced Wang’s* Ballclub with 26 points, followed* by* 6-5 Fil-Am Anthony Cuevas with 18 points and 12 rebounds* and Gener Porio with 15 points.
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Overshadowed by Perfect Coat’s* victory* was Ocean Fresh-Lyceum, which* walked* the tightrope* before* *beating* *Air21, 95-89, for its sixth straight win.
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Dondon Villamin, Pam Raymundo and Jerwin Gaco comined for* 41* points for the Seafood Experts, who are* already* assured of the top spot in the crossover semifinal* round.
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Villamin finished with 18 points, Raymundo added 13 and Gaco had 10 for* the Seafood Experts of coach* Bonnie* Tan and manager Florence See.
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Sammy Isidro carried* the fight* for* Air21 with* a* game-high 32 points, followed by* John Banzali with 20 and Wilson Tungala with 15.
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Tournament director Albert Andaya said the top two teams after the single-round eliminaiton will advance to the crossover semis outright.
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The next four teams will then dispute* the remaining two semis slots* in a pair of* knockout* * matches.
* *
The top two teams in the semis will dispute the* title in a winner-take-all encounter.
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Commissioner is Boy Reglo.
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The scores:* * *
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First game* *
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Ocean Fresh (95) -- Villamin 18,* Raymundo 13, Gaco 10,* Saldua 8,* Saguindel 7,* Abaya 7, Cayabyab* 6,* Guevarra 6, Fampulme 6,* Diforturum 5,* Aqualafull 4,* *Anakta 3, Calimag 0.
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Air 21 (89) -- Isidro 32,* Banzali 20,* Tungala 15, De* Ramos 8,* Sarmiento 5, Camarillo 4, Necesito 4,* Tolete 1.* * * *
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Quartercsores:* 17-21, 37-40, 70-62, 95-89.* *

Second* game:* *
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Perfect* Coat (93) -- Epondulan 31, Santos 14, Orna 11, Gamboa 11, Tajonera 10, S.Go 5, Naguit 2,* Palacio 2,* Rodriguez 2, Pajayahay 2,* Dizon 2, Arquero 1.
* *
Wang’s (91) --Simon 26, Cuevas 18, Porio 15, Legaspi 8, F.Go 5, Baltazar 4, Maurillo 4,* Medina 3, Facun 2, Infante 2, Litonjua 2, Lucas 2.* * * * *
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Quarterscores: 31-19, 45-47, 65-65, 93-91.

amdgc82
10-25-2008, 06:30 AM
October 25, 2008 07:29 PM Saturday* *
TNT, Wang’s advance*
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Games today: (Arellano gym)
* *
6 p.m. -- Navy vs. Ocean Fresh* *
7:30 p.m.-- MLQU vs. Perfect Coat

TALK N Text-KABAKA survived Vescon-Cerel Manpower,* 103-96, while Wang’s Ballclub routed Air 21, 113-90,* to clinch quarterfinal round berths in the 2008 MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Arellano gym in Legarda, Manila
* *
Leimar Navarro exploded for* 28 of his tournament-high 39 points in the second* half* to power the Cong.* Amado Bagatsing-supported Talk N Text-KABAKA* to* its* fourth* win against only two losses in* this eight-team tournament sponsored* by Dickies Underwear, Whiz* Treatment oil, PRC Courier* and AK 7 Companies.
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Navarro, a 6-3 mainstay of former NCAA champion Philippine Christian* University,* mocked all defenders to score a record 10* three-point shots.
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Marlon Gomez contributed 19 points,* Liztian Amparado added 14 and* George Allen had 11 for* Talk N Text-KABAKA of coaches* Ronnie Canlas* and* Mark Herrera.
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Junjun Tanuan* carried the fight for* Vescon with 24 points, followed* by Mark* Marcos with 23 points.* *
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Wang’s Ballclub drew a combined 57 points from Cholo Medina and Gener Porio* to beat Air 21 and clinch its third win in six matches.
* *
Medina scattered* a team-high 30 points, including six three-points , while Porio added 27 points to power* the Mandaluyong-based team of coach Buboy Rodriguez and Alex Wang to* a lopsided victory.
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Wang’s also got big games from Joross Infante,* Ferdie Go and* Anthony Cuevas, who scored* 36 points among them.
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Rene Banzali and Antonio Tolete paced Air21 with 20 points, respectively.
* *
The scores:* *
* *
First game* *
* *
Wang’s Balclub (113) --Medina 30, Porio 27, Cuevas 15, Infante 13, F.Go 12, Facun 7, Baltazar 4, Litonjua 2, Legaspi 2, Dualan 2, Lucas 2, Maurillo 2.
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Air21 (90) — Banzali 20, Tolete 20, Necesito 19, Abugan 14, Tungala 12, Caruz 3, Solis 2, Aguilar 0, Wong 0.* * * * * *
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Quarterscores: 25-23, 48-39, 78-68, 113-90.* *
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Second game
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Talk N Text-KABAKA (103) -- Navarro 39, M.Gomez 19,* Amparado 14, Allen 11, Anticuando 8, Bangal 5, J.Gomez 4,* Sumera 2, McCoy 0, Evangelista 0, Haldos 0, Teodoro 0, Gitau 0, De Leon 0.
* *
Vescon (96) --Tanuan 24, Marcos 23,* Taupa 11, Cacha 10, Avellana 8,* De* Guzman 7, Manansala* 5, Edralin 3, Zablan 2, Mustre 2, Manalo 1, Lunar 0,Bernardo 0.* * * * *
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Quarterscores:* 22-20, 36-39, 68-55, 103-96.

amdgc82
10-27-2008, 06:22 AM
October 27, 2008 06:59 PM Monday* *
Ocean Fresh completes cage sweep *
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Standings
W L
Ocean Fresh 7 0
MLQU 5 1
Talk N Text 4 2
Wang’s 3 3
Perfect Coat 2 4
Air 21 2 5
Vescon 1 5
Navy 1 5

Games Tuesday:
(Arellano* gym)
7 p.m. --Wang’s* vs.* Navy* *
8:30 p.m. --Talk N Text vs. MLQU

OCEAN Fresh-Lyceum played justhard enough to subdue Philippine Navy, 79-62, and complete a seven-game sweep of the elimination round in the 2008 MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Arellano gym in Legarda, Manila.

Edgar Difunturom and Aron Anakta combined for 23 points to lead the Intramuros-based-squad of coach Bonnie Tan and manager Florence See to victory in this eight-team tournament organized by the Millennium Basketball League (MBL) and supported by Dickies Underwear, PRC Couriers, Whiz Treatment Oil and AK7 Companies.

Pam Raymundo added nine points and Jerwin Gaco, Mark Fampulme and Daphne Lansang contributed eight points apiece for the Seafood Experts, who are assured of the twice-to-beat advantage in the crossover semis.

Pol Carbajal led Phillipine Navy with 14 points, followed by Winston Sergio with 10 points.

Overshadowed by Ocean Fresh's seven-game sweep was CUSA champion Manuel Luis Quezon University, which survived Perfect Powder Coat, 98-92, in overtime for its fifth win against one loss for solo second.

Jopher Custodio fired 27 points, including eight in overtime, while Erick Dizon added 26 points for the Stallions, who are being handled by two-time CUSA coach of the year Jojo Castillo and manager Victoria Chan.

Mark Tamayo contributed 16 points for MLQU, which only need to beat Talk N Text-KABAKA* on Tuesday to clinch the No. 2 spot and the twice-to-beat advantage in the semis.

Nani Epondulan carried the fight* for Perfect Coat with 22 points, followed by Allan Gamboa with 18, Ferdie Orna with 13 and Jeff Tajonera with 11.

PerfectCoat dropped to 2-4 win-loss card.

Gamboa, a former PBA mainstay, scored on a putback with 22 seconds left to send the game into overtime., 77-all.

The scores:

First game

Ocean Fresh (79) -- Difuntorum 12, Anakta 11, Raymundo 9. Gaco 8, Lansang 8, Fampulme 8, Calimag 7, Villamin 7, Ballesteros 5, Acqualafull 4, Abaya 0.

Navy (62) -- Carbajal 14, Sergio 10, Galiza 7, Malaga 7, San Esteban 6, McDaniel 6, Ama 5, Araneta 5, Yamamoto 2, Distrito 2, Bona 1, Nagtalon 0.

Quarterscores: 20-19, 42-31, 57-46, 79-62.

Second game

MLQU (98) -- Custodio 27, Dizon 26, Tamayo 16, Matubang 7, Lustestica 7, Manuel 6, Nicdao 4, Rivera 3, Patricio 2, Sumayang 0, Acebron 0, Veras 0.

Perfect Coat (92) -- Epondulan 22, Al.Gamboa 18, Orna 13, Tajonera 11, Santos 9, Ar. Gamboa 8, Vitug 6, Pajayahay 3, Arquero 2, Dizon 0, Rodriguez 0.

Quarterscores: 22-19, 43-31, 66-58, 77-all, 98-92.*

amdgc82
10-30-2008, 06:39 AM
October 30, 2008 07:18 PM Thursday* *
Espiritu Cup: Bonus sa TNT
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DUMAAN sa butas ng karayom ang Talk N Text-KABAKA bago ginapi ang CUSA champion Manuel Luis Quezon University, 99-93, upang angkinin ang No. 2 spot at ang twice-to-beat advantage sa semifinals sa 2008 MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship sa Arellano gym sa Le-garda, Manila.
* *
Nakipagtuwang si Lei-mar Navarro kina Dave De Guzman, Marlon Gomez at George Allen upang igiya ang Talk N Text sa ika-5 panalo sa eight-team tourna-ment na ito na inorganisa ng Millennium Basketball League (MBL) at suportado ng* Dickies Underwear, Whiz Treatment Oil, PRC Couriers at AK7 Compa-nies.
* *
Ang higit na mahalaga, ang panalo ay nagbigay-daan upang maungusan ng Cong. Amado Bagatsing-suppor-ted Talk N Text team ang MLQU para sa ikalawang outright semis berth.
* *
Ang Talk ‘N Text at MLQU ay kapwa nagtapos na may 5-2 marka, subalit nakuha ng una ang twice-to-beat edge sa bisa ng winner-over-the-other rule.
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Ang Stallions nina coach Jojo Castillo at manager Victoria Chan ay bumagsak sa third spot.
* *
Kuminang din ang Na-tional Interclub titlist Wang’s Ballclub, na suman-dal sa solid performances nina Cholo Medina at dating FedEx mainstay Biboy Simon upang sibakin ang hard-fighting Philippine Navy, 106-100, sa over-time.

McCoy
06-04-2009, 07:23 PM
@ Ocean Fresh-Lyceum captures title


OCEAN Fresh-Lyceum is this year's MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup champion.

Led by Harbour Centre standout Jerwin Gaco and handled by coach Bonnie Tan, Ocean Fresh-Lyceum brought down CUSA champion Manuel Luis Quezon University, 64-53, in their winner-take-all match to captrue the title before a big crowd at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros,Manila.

Gaco, who was also named as most valuable player of the tournament, carried the fight for the Seafood Experts, who staved off repeated rallies by the Stallions in the second half.

Gaco finished with a team -high 17 points for the Florence See-managed Seafood Experts.

“We're very happy to win this title against one of the best collegiate teams in the country,” said Tan, who was ably assisted by Nap Garcia and Nelson Gatdula.

Chris Aqualafull, a 6-8 recruit from Republic of Ghana, added 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Arnel Calimag controbuted 11 points.

Joseph Abaya , Pamboy Raymundo , Jason Ballesteros , Eder Saldua and Earl Saguindel also contributed well for Ocean Fresh-Lyceum.

John Matubang carried the fight for MLQU with 26 points, followed by ex-pro Marlon Legaspi with 12.

The Stallions of coach Jojo Castillo and manager Victoria Chan settled for the runner-up trophy, several days before they begin their campaign in the Champion's League.

Well-known PBA player agent Danny Espiritu awarded the trophies to Ocean Fresh-Lyceum, assisted by PBA players Gary David (Air21), Chico Lanete (Purefoods), Cyrus Baguio (Red Bull) and Jason Castro (Talk and Text).

The scores:
Ocean Fresh (64) -- Gaco 17, Aqualafull 13, Calimag 11, Abaya 9, Raymundo 7, Ballesteros 3, Saldua 2, Saguindel 2, Difuntorum 0, Santiago 0, Anakta 0, Enguio 0, Fampulme 0, Lansang 0, Cayabyab 0.
MLQU (53) -- Matubang 26, Legaspi 12, Dizon 6, Nicdao 6, Custodio 3, Lustestica 0, Sumayang 0, Manuel 0, Patricio 0.
Quarterscores 7-17, 25-21, 38-37, 64-53.

McCoy
06-04-2009, 08:48 PM
@ MLQU in finals


CUSA champion Manuel Luis Quezon University brought down Talk N Text-KABAKA, 73-64, in their sudden death match to arrange a winner-take-all encounter with early finalist Ocean Fresh Lyceum in the 2008 MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila..
Jopher Custodio, one of several battle-tested campaigners in the MLQU line-up, caught fire in the first half and finished with a team-high 21 points to lead the Stallions to victory over twice-to-beat Talk N Text-KABAKA for the second time in three days in this annual tounament sponsored by Dickies Underwear, Whiz Treatment Oil, PRC Courier and AK 7 Companies.
Ex-PBA players Christian Nicdao and Marlon Legaspi also made their presence felt inside the shaded area to complete the Stallions' deadly scoring duo. The 6-5 Nicdao added 15 points, while the 6-3 Legaspi contrbiuted 10 points for MLQU.
Leimar Navarro, Alvin Anticuando and Liztian Amparado combined for 47 points in Talk N Text-KABAKA's losing cause.
Navarro, the league's most prolific scorer during the elimination round, topscored for Talk N Text-KABAKA of coach Ronnie Canlas with 23 points.
Overall, it was the seventh win against two losses for MLQU, which is seeking to add another title to its vast collection under the tandem of coach Jojo Castillo and manager Maria Victoria Chan.
But waiting for MLQU In the finals is Ocean Fresh-Lyceum, which earned the first finals berth by virtue of a perfect 8-0 win-loss record, including a smashing seven-game sweep of the elimination round.


@ Stallions stays alive

MANUEL Luis Quezon University caught Talk N Text-KABAKA in its worst form to hammer out a morale-boosting 92-71 win in their semifinal match in the 2008 MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Arellano gm in Legarda, Manila.
Five mainstays, led by John Matubang and ex-pro Christian Nicdao, provided the offensive muscle for the Jojo Castillo-mentored Stallions, who finished off Talk N Text-KABAKA with a flurry of baskets in the third and fourth quarters.
Matubang finished with 16 points, while Nicdao added 15 points for the Stallions, who are seeking another major title with two-time CUSA “Coach of the Year” awardee Castillo and team manager Maria Victoria Chan at the helm.
Jopher Custodio added 13 points, ex-pro Marlon Legaspi contributed 12 points and 2008 CUSA MVP Erick Dizon had 11 for MLQU, which also avenged a bitter 93-99 setback to Talk N Text earlier in the elimination round last Oct. 28.
Nicdao and Legaspi were also mainly responsible in limiting the high-scoring Leimar Navarro of Talk N Text-KABAKA to his lowest single-game output of only nine points.
Navarro, a mainstay of Philippine Christian University, averaged a league-best 24 points a game during the elimination round and torched MLQU with 22 points during the two teams’ first meeting.
Marlon Gomez carried the fight for Talk N Text-KABAKA with 22 points, followed by Liztian Amparado with 15 points.
MLQU dictated the tempo of the match, taking several double-digit leads behind the hot hands of Matubang, Nicdao and Custodio.
But Talk N Text-KABAKA, which is composed mainly of outstanding players discovered during city-wide barangay competitions, answered back and kept the game interesting until the fourth period.
The winner of the MLQU-Talk N Text match will earn the right to meet early finalist Ocean Fresh-Lyceum in the winner-take-all finals.
Ocean Fresh, which swept the elimination round, clinched the first finals berth at the expense of National Interclub champion Wang’s Ballclub.
Wang’s Ballclub forfeited the game in protest of the organizing committee’s decision to suspend Fil-Am Anthony Cuevas for one game.
Cuevas triggered a 20-minute commotion when he threw a punch on Arnold Gamboa of Perfect Powder Coat during the two teams’ knockout match for a semis berth last Nov. 4.
Commissioner Boy Reglo said Cuevas and Gamboa received automatic one-game suspension after being thrown out of the game.


@ Wang's, MLQU in semis

CUSA champion Manuell Luis Quezon University and National Inteclub titlist Wang's Ballclub took different paths before beating their respective opponents to advance to the crossover, semifinal round in the 2008 MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Arellano gym in Legarda, Manila.
MLQU relied on a strong finishing kick trounce Air21, 89-66, while Wang's Ballclub staved off repeated rallies to subdue Perfect Powder Coat, 88-84, in a pair of knockout matches in this prestigious tournament sponsored by Dickies Underwear, Whiz Treatment Oil, PRC Courier and AK 7 Companies.
Malon Legaspi which played for FedEx-Air21 in the PBA, finished with 16 points and four other players also scored in double figures for MLQU, which will meet Talk N Text-KABAKA in the semifinal round.
Backing up Legaspi were Lustestica with 15, Custodio with 13, ex-pro Christian Nicdao with 12 and CUSA MVP Erick Dizon with 11.
Reneboy Banzali finished with 19 points for Air 21, which scored only five points in the fourth quarter.
Wang's Ballclub leaned on the troika of Cholo Medina, Ronnie Matias and ex-pro Joel Dualan to frustrate the hard-fighting Perfect Powder Coat five and arrange a semis duel against elimination round topnotcher Ocean Fresh-Lyceum.
Medina fired a game-high 31 points for the Mandaluyong-based squad of coach Arnold "Buboy" Rodriguez and businessman-sportsman Alex Wang.
Matias, a 6-4 forward from University of Manila, contributed 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Dualan, who once played for Shell Helix in the PBA, added 13 points.
Jeff Tajonera topscored for Perfect Coat with 23 points,, followed by Nani i Epondulan with 22 and ex-pro Allan Gamboa with 20.
The game took an ugly turn when Gamboa and Anthony Cuevas of Wang's exchanged blows with 2:45 left in the third quarter. Both players were thrown out of the game.


@ TnT-KaBaKa, Wang's gain

TALK N Text-KABAKA walked the tightrope before beating CUSA champion Manuel Luis Quezon University, 99-93, to clinch the No. 2 spot and the twice-to-beat advantage in the semifinals in the 2008 MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Arellano gym in Legarda, Manila.
Leimar Navarro teamed-up with Dave De Guzman, Marlon Gomez and George Allen to power Talk N Text to its fifth win in seven outings in this eight-team tournament organized by the Millennium Basketball League (MBL) and supported by Dickies Underwear, Whiz Treatment Oil, PRC Couriers and AK7 Companies.
More importantly, the win enabled the Cong. Amado Bagatsing-supported Talk N Text team to edge MLQU for the second outright semis berth.
Both Talk N Text and MLQU finished with identical 5-2 win-loss slates, but the former earned the twice-to-beat edge by virtue of the winner-over-the-other rule.
The Stallions of coach Jojo Castillo and manager Victoria Chan dropped to third spot.
Navarro finished with 22 points,, De Guzman added 20, Gomez contributed 18 and Allen had 17 points for the Manila-based team of coaches Ronnie Canlas and Mark Herrera.
Eric Dizon carried the fight for the Stallions with 20 points, followed by Jopher Custodio and John Matubang with 15 points apiece.
Sharing the limelight was National Interclub titlist Wang's Ballclub, which rode on the solid performances of Cholo Medina and former FedEx mainstay Biboy Simon to eliminate hard-fighting Philippine Navy, 106-100, in overtime.
The win – the fourth in seven matches – enabled the Mandaluyong-based squad of coach Arnold "Buboy" Rodriguez and businessman-sportsman Alex Wang to clinch the No. 4 slot.
Medina topscored with 32 points, while Simon added 30 points, including nine three-point shots.
Fil-Am center Anthony Cuevas contributed 16 points and 14 rebounds for Wang's Ballclub.
Winston Sergio paced the Seabees with 27 points, Joel Jabar contributed 15 and Joel Bona added 10.


@ Ocean Fresh completes sweeps

OCEAN Fresh-Lyceum played just hard enough to subdue Philippine Navy, 79-62, and complete a seven-game sweep of the elimination round in the 2008 MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Arellano gym in Legarda, Manila.
Edgar Difunturom and Aron Anakta combined for 23 points to lead the Intramuros-based-squad of coach Bonnie Tan and manager Florence See to victory in this eight-team tournament organized by the Millennium Basketball League (MBL) and supported by Dickies Underwear, PRC Couriers, Whiz Treatment Oil and AK7 Companies.
Pam Raymundo added nine points and Jerwin Gaco, Mark Fampulme and Daphne Lansang contributed eight points apiece for the Seafood Experts, who are assured of the twice-to-beat advantage in the crossover semis..
Pol Carbajal led Phillipine Navy with 14 points, followed by Winston Sergio with 10 points.
Overshadowed by Ocean Fresh's seven-game sweep was CUSA champion Manuel Luis Quezon University, which survived Perfect Powder Coat, 98-92, in overtime for its fifth win against one loss for solo second.
Jopher Custodio fired 27 points, including eight in overtime, while Erick Dizon added 26 points for the Stallions, who are being handled by two-time CUSA coach of the year Jojo Castillo and manager Victoria Chan.
Mark Tamayo contributed 16 points for MLQU, which only need to beat Talk N Text-KABAKA in its final on Tuesday to clinch the No. 2 spot and the twice-to-beat advantage in the semis.
Nani Epondulan carried the fight for Perfect Coat with 22 points, followed by Allan Gamboa with 18, Ferdie Orna with 13 and Jeff Tajonera with 11.


@ TnT, Wang's in quarterfinals

TALK N Text-KABAKA survived Vescon-Cerel Manpower, 103-96, while Wang’s Ballclub routed Air 21, 113-90, to clinch quarterfinal round berths in the 2008 MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Arellano gym in Legarda, Manila
Leimar Navarro exploded for 28 of his tournament-high 39 points in the second half to power the Cong. Amado Bagatsing-supported Talk N Text-KABAKA to its fourth win against only two losses in this eight-team tournament sponsored by Dickies Underwear, Whiz Treatment Oil, PRC Courier an AK 7 Companies.
Navarro, a 6-3 mainstay of former NCAA champion Philippine Christian University, mocked all defenders to score a record 10 three-point shots.
Marlon Gomez contributed 19 points, Liztian Amparado added 14 and George Allen had 11 for Talk N Text-KaBaKa.
Junjun Tanuan carried the fight for Vescon with 24 points, followed by Mark Marcos with 23 points.
Wang’s Ballclub drew a combined 57 points from Cholo Medina and Gener Porio to beat Air 21 and clinch its third win in six matches.
Medina scattered a team-high 30 points, including six three-points , while Porio added 27 points to power the Mandaluyong-based team of coach Buboy Rodriguez and Alex Wang to a lopsided victory.
Rene Banzali and Antonio Tolete paced Air21 with 20 points, respectively.


@ Perfectcoat, Ocean Fresh prevail

PERFECT Powder Coat drew another big game from former Jose Rizal University standout Ernani Epondulan to turn back Wang’s Ballclub, 93-91, and strengthen its chances in the 2008 MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Arellano gym in Legarda, Manila.
Epondulan poured 18 of his game-high 31 points in the payoff period to lead the Valenzuela City-based Perfect Coat to its second straight win after three consecutive losses in this annual tournament organized by the Millennium Basketball League (MBL) and supported by Dickies Underwear, Whiz Treatment OIl, PRC Courier and AK 7 Companies.
Chris Santos added 14 points, playing-coach Ferdie Orna and Allan Gamboa contributed 11 points apiece and Jeff Tajonera added 10 points for Perfect Coat.
Ex-pro Biboy Simon paced Wang's Ballclub with 26 points, followed by 6-5 Fil-Am Anthony Cuevas with 18 points and 12 rebounds and Gener Porio with 15 points.
Overshadowed by Perfect Coat’s victory was Ocean Fresh-Lyceum, which walked the tightrope before beating Air21, 95-89, for its sixth straight win.
Dondon Villamin, Pam Raymundo and Jerwin Gaco comined for 41 points for the Seafood Experts, who are aleady assured of the top spot in the crossover semifinal round.
Villamin finished with 18 points, Raymundo added 13 and Gaco had 10 for the Seafood Experts of coach Bonnie tan and manager Florence See.
Sammy Isidro carried the fight for Air21 with a game-high 32 points, followed by John Banzali with 20 and Wilson Tungala with 15.


@ Ocean Fresh outplays TnT-KaBaKa

Ocean Fresh-Lyceum made it five in a row by beating Talk and Text-KABAKA, 88-82, in the MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Koliseyum ng Bayan, along Washington St., Makati City.
Joseph Abaya struck with back-to-back three point shots and Jerwin Gaco powered his way for a twinner against two Talk N Text defenders in a furious 12-2 blast that enabled the Seafood Experts of coach Bonnie Tan to overhaul a five-point deficit, 73-78, going into the final two minutes.
Talk N Text still had a chance after Marlon Gomez hit a difficult basket under pressure to make it 82-85 with 30 seconds left.
But two costly miscues by the Phone Pals in the waning seconds enabled the Seafoods Experts to clinch the win in the tournament sponsored by Dckies Underwear, Whiz Treatment Oil, PRC Courier and AK 7 Companies.
Gaco, who saw action for the national team, led the way for Ocean Fresh with 29 points and 11 rebounds. Allen Difortorum added 11 points Saldua and Dondon Villamin contributed eight points apiece and Pol Santiago had seven points.
Gomez, a 6-3 standout of Philippine Christian University, led Talk N Text with a game-high 31 points, followed by Leimar Navarro with 21 and Alvin Anticuando with 10.
The Espiritu Cup game in Makati was held in cooperation with Makati Councior Junjun Binay, kagawad Honey “Popcorn” Lacia, gym manager Beb Arriola and coordinators Bebs Bantug, Larry Vicente, Ampot Babasol and Lito de Guzman.


@ Vescon sink Navy

VESCON-Cerel Manpower survived a last-ditch rally by Philippine Navy to escape with an 81-77 win in the 2008 MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Arellano gym in Legarda, Manila.
Robby Zablan and Mark Marcos scattered 19 points apiece while Romard Avellana contributed 13 points for Vescon, which finally snapped a four-game losing streak in this annual tournament sponsored by Dickies Underwear, Whiz Treatment Oil, PRC Couriers and AK 7 Companies.
Rey Malaga carried the fight for Navy with 16 points, followed by Joel Bona with 14 and Melvin Sto Domingo and Rey Binavince with 10 points each.


@ Wang's, MLQU scores

EIGHT-time CUSA champion Manuel Luis Quezon University demolished Air 21, 105-84, while Wang's Ballclub overpowered Vescon-Cerel Manpower, 102-95, to keep their hopes laive in the 2008 MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Arellano gym in Legarda, Manila.
John Matubang led three other players in double figures as the Stallions controlled the tempo of the game enroute to their fourth win in five matches in this eight-team tournament organized by Millennium Basketball League (MBL).
Matubang scattered a game-high 30 points for MLQU, which is seeking another major title with coach Jojo Castillo and manager Ma. Victoria Chan at the helm.
Backing up Matubang were 2006 CUSA MVP Erick Dizon with 18 points, Jopher Custodio with 17 and RJ Patricio with 11.
John Necesito and Choy Caruz paced Air 21 with 22 points apiece, followed by Jo-Mar Camarillo with 18 points and Orly Isidro with 16 points.
Wang's, which dropped a 79-84 decision to MLQU last Oct. 14, went to Cholo Medina and Ferdie Go in a decieive scoring run in the third quarter to beat hard-fighting Vescon.
Medina and Go caught fire at the start of the third period, triggering a avalanche of baskets from the three-point area to turn the game around.
Medina, a 5-10 former San Sebastian College standout, topscored with 24 points, while Fil-Am Anthony Cuevas added 18 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for Wang's Ballclub, which improved to 2-2.
Go contributed 16 points, all from the three-point territory, while Nhoel Baltazar and Richard Litonjua added 12 points apiece for the Mandaluyong-based squad of coach Buboy Rodriguez and businessman-sportsman Alex Wang.
Mark Marcos carried the fight for Vescon with 28 points, followed by Chris Taupa with 15, Gerald Bernardo with 12 and Robby Zablan and Mac Avellana with 11 points each.

McCoy
06-04-2009, 08:49 PM
@ MLQU, Perfectcoat gain

MULTI-titled Manuel Luis Quezon University relied on the hot hands of John Matubang in the payoff period to subdue National Interclub titlist Wang's Ballclub, 84-79, in the MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Arellano gym In Legarda,Manila.
Matubang scored 13 of his game-high 28 points in the final quarter to lead the Stallions of coach Jojo Castillo and manager Ma. Victoria Chan to their third win in four matches in this annual tournament supported by Dickies Underwear, Accel, Whiz Treatment Oil and AK 7 Companies.
Ex-pro Marlon Legaspi added 16 points and 10 rebounds, while 2006 CUSA MVP Erick Dizon contributed 10 points for MLQU, which battled back from a nine-point, third-quarter deficit, 56-65, to turn the game around.
Gener Porio led Wang's Ballclub with 25 points, followed by Anthony Cuevas with 13 points, ex-pro Biboy Simon with 12 and Diomar Facun with 11.
In the first game, Perfect Powder Coat finally barged into the win column by humbling Philippine Navy, 104-95.
Former Metro Manila College standout Ferdie Orna joined hands with veterans Nani Epondulan and Chris Santos in warding off Navy's gallant stand in the final minutes.
Orna finished with 26 points, Epondula added 23 and Santos contributed 20 for the Valenzuela City-based squad.
Winston Sergio paced the Seabees with 20 points, followed by Rey Malaga with 16 points and Roger Araneta and Ian San Esteban with 13 points each.


@ Talk & Text, Navy down rivals

TALK N Text-KABAKA rode on the heroics of Philippine Christian University standout Liztian Amparado to escape with a thrilling 103-102 win over Perfect Powder Coat in the 2008 MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Arellano gym in Legarda, Manila
Amparado provided the game-winning basket with only two seconds left to lift Talk N Text-KABAKA to its third win in four outings and solo second place behind Ocean Fresh-Lyceum in this two-month-long tournament organized by Millennium Basketball League (MBL)
Amparado's heroics came after Nani Epondulan nailed a long three-point shot to give Perfectcoat a one-point lead, 102-101, with 10 seconds remaining.
Leimar Navarro topscored for Talk N Text with 27 points followed by Amparado with 23 points and Marlon Gomez with 19.
Avin Vitug led Perfect Coat with 24 points, followed by Epondulan and Chris Santos with 18 points apiece, Ferdie Orna with 16 and ex-pro Arnold Gamboa with 12.
Overshadowed by Talk N Text's hard-earned win was Philippine Navy, which toppled Air21, 104-88, for its first in three games.
Roger Araneta,Reggie Malaga, Joel Bona, Ian San Esteban, Winston Sergio and Jayve Besa scored in double figures for Navy, which is being handled by coach M/S Perito Romeo and manager Col. Joselito Avancena
Araneta and Malaga finished with 17 points apiece, Bona added 16, San Esteban had 13, Sergio had 12 and Besa contributed 11.
John Necesito led Air21 with 18 points, followed by Sammy Isidro with 16 and Mcdowell Santos and Antonio Tolete with 15 points apiece.


@ Ocean Fresh, MLQU prevail

OCEAN Fresh-Lyceum drew another balanced scoring attack to bring down National Interclub champion Wang's Ballclub, 90-73, and extend its winning streak to four games in the 2008 MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.
Jerwin Gaco, Jason Ballesteros, Earl Saguindel and Eder Saldua provided the firepower all game long to lead the Seafood Experts of coach Bonnie Tan to another lopsided triumph in this eight-team tournament organized by Milllennium Basketball League (MBL) and supported by Dickies Underwear, Whiz Treatment Oil, AK 7 Companies and Accel Sports Wear.
The 6-3 Gaco scattered 16 points, including six straight points in a fiery 14-2 run by Ocean Fresh-Lyceum in the third quarter that turned a close contest into a rout.
Ballesteros added 15 points, Saguindel contributed 11 and Saldua added 10 for Ocean Fresh-Lyceum, which is being managed by Florence See.
Fil-Am Anthony Cuevas carried the fight for Wang's with 17 points and 13 rebounds, followed by Gener Porio with 12, Jett Rivas with 11 and Cholo Medina with 10.
In the other game, eight-time CUSA champion Manuel Luis Quezon University humbled Vescon-Cerel Manpower, 72-60, for its second win in three outings.
Mark Tamayo topscored with 21 points for the Stallions of coach Jojo Castillo and team manager Ma. Victoria Chan.
John Matubang added 14 points, Jopher Custodio had 12 and Erick Dizon contributed 11 for the Stallions, who are also set to compete in the Sweet 16 of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League.
Roby Zablan and Gerald Bernardo shared scoring honors for Vescon with 21 and 17 points, respectively.


@ Wang's Ball, Ocean Fresh win

NATIONAL Interclub champion Wang's Ballclub outlasted Talk and Text-KABAKA, 83-74, to open its title campaign in the MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.
Handled by Arnold “Buboy” Rodriguez and assistant coach Ashley Barreras, Wang's Ballclub relied on former Air21 mainstay Biboy Simon in the closing minutes to survive a gallant stand by Talk N Text-KABAKA in this eight-team tournament supported by Dickies Underwear, Whiz Treatment Oil and AK7 Companies.
Simon, who also holds several scoring records in the defunct MBA while playing for the Laguna Lakers, nailed three consecutive three-point shots in the final two minutes to help the Mandaluyong-based squad to stave off a last-dicth rally by Talk N Text.
Gener Porio topscored with 21 points for the Alex Wang-managed team, followed by Simon with 17, Nhoel Baltazar with 15. Fil-Am Anthony Cuevas added 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Marlon Gomez and Leimar Navarro shared scoring honors for Talk N Text-KABAKA, which suffered its first loss in three outings. Gomez finished with 22 points while Navarro added 19.
Overshadowed was Ocean Fresh-Lyceum which downed Manuel Luis. Quezon University, 78-75, to grab the solo lead with its third straight win.
Daphne Lansang, Jason Ballesteros and Jerwin Gaco combined for 38 points for Ocean Fresh, which was handled by assistant coaches Nap Garcia and Nelson Gatdula in the absence of head coach Bonnie Tan.
Lansang and Ballesteros scored 13 points each, while Gaco added 12 points for the Seafood Experts o manager Florence See.
John Matubang paced the Stallions with 18 points, followed by Erick Dizon with 17 and Mark Tamayo with 12.


@ Talk and Text, Air21 triumph

TALK N Text-KABAKA and Air 21 came through with similar hard-earned triumphs over their respective rivals in the 2008 MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros,Manila.
Talk N Text-KABAKA outsteadied Philippine Navy, 84-76, behind another balanced scoring attack to gain a share of the lead with idle Ocean Fresh-Lyceum with two straight wins in this eight-team,single-round tournament supported by Dickies Underwear, Whiz Treatment Oil and Alpha Seven.
Philippine Christian University mainstay Leimar Navarro scattered 16 points and three other players also scored in double figures to power Talk N Text-KABAKA of Rep. Amado Bagatsing to its second straight victory.
Jeremiah Teodoro, Marlon Gomez and George Allen added 35 pints among them for Talk N Texdt-KABAKA.
Melvin Sto. Domingo carried the fight for Navy with 21 points, followed by Winston Sergio with 13 and Jeric Galiza with 12.
Sharing the limelight was Air21, which subdued Perfect Powder Coat, 87-76, for its second win in three matches.
Sammy Isidro joined hands with playing coach Jojo Lavina, Antonio Tolete, Ryan Wong and John Necesito to lead the Express to their second straight win after an opening-day loss.
Isidro finished with 17 points, while Lavina added 16 points for Air 21, which is being managed by Lito Alvarez.
Alvin Vitug led all scorers for Perfect Coat with 22 points. Jhun Arquero contributed 14 points.


@ Ocean Fresh in easy win

OCEAN Fresh-Lyceum made it two in a row by bating Perfect Powder Coat, 87-60, to grab the solo lead in the 2008 MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.
Former University of the East mainstay Earl Saguindel and Chris Aqualafull scored almost at will to power the Pirates to their second straight win in this eight-team tournament organized by Millennium Basketball League (MBL).
Saguindel, a 5-10 guard, topscored with 16 points, while Aqualafull, a 6-8 center, added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Ocean Fresh, which is being handled by coach Bonnie Tan and owner/manager Florence See.
Jhun Arquero carried the figth for Perfect Coat with 17 points, followed by Chris Santos with 15 points.
Ocean Fresh defeated Vescon-Cerel Manpower, 7-67, in the inaugural last Sept. 26.
Meanwhile, Philippine Navy added two PMAers -- Lt. Anthony Pual Yamamoto and Lt. Junior Grade Pol Carbajal -- to its roster to booster its chances.
Managed by Col. Joselito Avancenia and coach M/Sgt. Rolito Romeo, Navy will also rely on Winston Sergio, Roger Araneta, Ian San Esteban, John Matusino and John Bermales when it takes on opening-day winner Talk N Text-KABAKA.


@ MLQU, Air21 outplay foes

BACK-to-back CUSA champion Manuel Luis Quezon University withstood a late rally by Philippine Navy to escape with a thrilling 78-75 win in the 2008 MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.
Former PBA player Marlon Legaspi and John Matubang scored 16 points apiece to lead the Stallions of coach Jojo Castillo to a hard-earned victory over the hard-fighting Navy.
2006 CUSA MVP John Derrick Dizon added 15 points for the MLQU, which is being managed by Ma. Victoria Chan.
Ian San Esteban paced Navy with 13 points, followed by Roger Araneta with 12 points and Winston Sergio and Arnold Ama with 10 points apiece.
Equally impressive was Air21, which held off Vescon-Cerel Manpower, 79-67, for its first win in two matches in this annual tournament supported by Dickies Underwear, Whiz Treatment Oil and Alpha Seven.
Sammy Isidro, Romar Camarillo and John Necessito combined for 44 points for the Lito Alvarez-managed Express squad.
Isidro topscored with 20 points, while Camarillo and Necessito added 12 points each for Air 21, which dropped its opening-day assignment to Talk N Text-KABAKA., 69-92.
Roby Zablan and Aeric Edralin carried the fight for Vescon with 18 and 14 points, respectively.


@ Ocean Fresh, Talk & Text in big start

OCEAN Fresh-Lyceum subdued Vescon -Cerel Manpower, 75-67, while Talk and Text-KABAKA downed outplayed Air21, 92-69, to take the headstart in the MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup basketball championship at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.
Chris Cayabyab, Joseph Abaya and Earl Saguindel combined for 32 points to lead the Bonnie Tan-mentored Pirates to a smashing debut in this in this annual tournament organized by Millennium Basketball League (MBL) in honor of well-known PBA agent Danny Espiritu.
Cayabyab led the Intramuros-based Pirates with 12 points, folowed by Abaya with 11 and Saguindel with 10.
Roby Zablan and Jun Tanuan paced Vescon of coach Andy de Guzman with 14 and 10 points, respectively.
The Talk and Text- backed-KABAKA leaned on Marlon Gomez, Arvin Anticuando and George Allen to beat Air 21 and join Ocean Fresh as opening-day winners.
Gomez, a mainstay of Philippine Christian University in the NCAA, topscored with 14 points.
Anticuando and Allen contributed 13 points apiece for KABAKA, which is being handled by coaches Ronnie Canlas and manager Rep. Amado Bagatsing.
John Necessito carried the fight for Air 21 with 19 points.
Espiritu made the ceremonial toss, assisted by PBA Air21 standout Gary David and former player-turned-councilor Mar Morelos.

McCoy
06-04-2009, 09:57 PM
MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup

Team Line-up

Ocean Fresh-Lyceum - Jerwin Gaco, Mark Fampulme, Dondon Villamin, Jason Ballesteros, Pamboy Raymundo, Eder Saldua, Earl Saguindel, Chris Aqualifull, Pol Santiago, Daphne Lansang, Cris Cayabyab, Allen Dipuntrum, Aaron Anacta, Joseph Abaya, Fritz Gerald Ong, Arnel Calimag, Rich Guevara, Biboy Enguio and Onli Tan.
Caoch: Bonnie Tan / Manage: Florence See

Wang's Ballclub -- Ronnie Matias, Ryan Regalado, Richard Litonjua, Anthony Cuevas, Pablo Lucas, Joel Dualan, Biboy Simon, Ferdie Go, Diomar Facun, Daniel Martinez, Gener Porio, Sonny Legaspi, Joross Infante, Jett Rivas, Ricky Maurillo, Diomar Facun, Cholo Medina and Jeff Hobson.
Coach: Buboy Rodriguez / Manager: Alex Wang

MLQU Stallions -- Christian Nicdao, Marlon Legaspi, John Matubang, Erick Dizon, Jopher Custodio, Tonton Lustestica, Jan Acebron, Jack Manalansan, Jay-ar Manuel, Mark Tamayo, Eboy Sumayang, RJ Patricio, Vincent Veras, Arman Mendoza, Sherwin Crisostomo, Ian Macazo, Jeff Quiambao and Caezar Rivera.
Coach; Jojo Castillo / Manager: Ma. Vistoria Chan

Talk & Text-KaBaKa - Leimar Navarro, Liztian Amparado, Marlon Gomez, George Allen, Timothy McCoy, Mac Sumera, Jay-ar Gomez, Alvin Anticuado, Dave De Guzman, Vergel Evangelista, Alvin Haldos, Jejomar Magpayo, Melvin Bangal, Dalwin Dominguez, Rolando Banan, Kier De Leon, Jeoffrey Gitau and Jeremiah Teodoro.
Coach: Ronnie Canlas / Manager: Reps Amado Bagatsing

Vescon-Cerel Manpower -- Mark Marcos, Romeo Fotue, Junjun Tanuan, Robbie Zablan, Mac Avellana, Aeric Edralin, Gerald Bernardo, Luther Domingo, Richmond Sibal, Edu Mustre, Gerald Geraldino, Aries Parinas, Julius Laurel, Roi Corornel, Raymond Manio, Julius Manalo, Dennis Escalona, Jaymar Misola, Clark Torente and Andy De Guzman.
Coach: Jino Manansala / Manager: Ver Sison

Perfect Powder Coach - Arnold Gamboa, Allan Gamboa, Ernani Epondulan, Chris Santos, Alvin Vitug, Jeff Tajonera, Joseph Rodriguez, Boy Pahayahay, Motmot Palacio, Mike Dizon, Joven Rana, Israel Naguit and Jhun Arquero.
Coach: Ferdie Orna / Manager: Scott Go

Air21 Express -- Orly Isidro, Sammy Isidro, John Necessito, Rene Boy Banzali, James Abugan, Ryan De Ramos, Antonio Tolete, McDowell Solis, Wilson Tungala, Ryan Wong, Renz Aguilar, Jomar Sarmiento, Chot Caruz, Jomar sarmiento and Jomar Camarillo.
Coach: John Brackleman / Manager: Lito Alvarez.

Philippine Navy -- Anthony Yamamoto, Pol Carbajal, Winston Sergio, Nixon Distrito, Joel Bona, Jeric Galiza, Reggie Malaga, Roger Araneta, Ian San Esteban, Melvin Sto Domingo, Jayvee Besa, Arnold Ama, Rey Binavince, John Matusino, Allan Nagtalon, Alvin McDaniel, John Bernales and Joel Jabar.
Coach: Perlito Romeo / Manager: Col. Joselito Avancena

McCoy
06-04-2009, 11:29 PM
2008 MBL-Open
First Conference
March 26-May 15
Lyceum and CCP gym


Champion --- CKP 168
runner-up --- Rusty Lopez
3rd place --- Wang's Ballclub
4rth place --- UCM-Lyceum
5th place --- ACSAT Lightnings
6th place --- Polymaster/5th Ave.

Most Valuable Player -- Jason Castro (CKP168)

bchoter
06-04-2009, 11:30 PM
^ ibig bang sabihin hindi na counted yung previous games na kasama pa ang UST, RTU at PAF?

McCoy
06-05-2009, 08:42 AM
^ ibig bang sabihin hindi na counted yung previous games na kasama pa ang UST, RTU at PAF?


kaibigan, hindi pa kasama yun season na kasama UST at RTU, this year MBL sila kasama hamo mya post ko yun 2009 MBL Fiirst conference. yun Phil. Airforce naman hanap ko pa yun record eh. isa sila sa pioneer ng MBL noon 2000. kasama yun Wang's Ballclub at Lyceum
19 teams, Two division A -- Wang's Ballclub, San Beda-Utilco, Grandeur Textile, Video City, Island Cove, Linros Builders, Mercado Bulilders, Dumbo Constrution and GP Maryson.
B -- Tranfex Brokerage, Lyceum, Nissan North Edsa, Metrosoft Computer, San Beda-Goody, E.Aguinaldo College, Las Pinas College and Adamson University.
champion Wang's (led by Mulong Orilosa and Django Rivera) sa division A then Tranfex (then bannered by Jerwin Gaco and Buboy Rodriguez) champion sa division B. over-all champion ang Wang's Ballclub.
Wang's Ballclub, Philippine Navy at Lyceum (now reinforced by commercial players) ang still active.

McCoy
06-05-2009, 09:22 AM
2007 MBL-Invitational
Second Conference
Nov. 6 - Dec.18
Lyceum/Arellano gym


Champion -- 5th Avenue Telecom
Second place -- Ocean Fresh-Lyceum
Third place -- Rusty Lopez-Cyber KL
Fourth place -- Makati Pamlona All Star
Fifth place -- Wang's Ballclub
Sixth place -- 3T Corporation
7th place -- Nougat candy
8th place -- Koi Village

Most Valuable player -- Jeffrey Sanders (5th Avenue)

McCoy
06-05-2009, 10:00 AM
5th Avenue Telecom -- Jeffrey Sanders, Billy Moody, Braulio Lim, Rommel David, Roel Hugnatan, Richard Litonjua, Ronnie Zagala, Rey Mendoza, Jam Alfad, Angel Raymundo, Robert Labagala, Mike Dizon, Mike Burscher, Jericho Puno, Aries Tuible, Ferdie Go.
Coach: Junnel Mendiola / Manager: Mike Dullas.

Ocean Fersh-Lyceum -- Renato Morano, Nino Marquez, Mark Fampulme, Hafer Mondragon, Hans Thilee, Rhum Perry Scott, Jorel Canizares, Francis Sanz, Edwin Asoro, Joseph Lingao-Lingao, Tristan Pagente, Pol Santiago, Victor Medina Jr., Arnel Calimag, Glen Taguibao, Norman Pineda, Reggie Rimando and Andrei Mendoza.
Coach: Bonnie Tan / Manager: Charlie Tan

Rusty Lopez-Cyber KL -- Allan Salansang, Ulysses Tanigue, Gilbert Malabanan, Alwyn Flores, Al Vergara, Jerwin Gaco, Rico Maihofer, Allan Gamboa, JR Retaga, Tim Gatchalian, Bosyo Diaz, Raymond Aguilar, Jeff Khalili, Mike Jimenez, Jong Rebuya, Joinathan Pinera, King Importante and Macky Villarta.
Coach: Daniel Espaldon / Manager: Gil Flororita

Makati Pamplona -- EJ Feihl, Danny Capobres, RB Mangahas, Paul Reguera, Nicole Uy, Nani Epondulan, Giolbert Neo, Ariel De Castro, Chico Manabat, Jhun Cuevas, Dave Catamora, Jay Mendoza, Ryan Cristobal, Allen Morales, Wally Tibay and Roy Siglos.
Coach: Peter Tioseco / Manager: Caloy Sario.

Wang's Ballclub -- Biboy Simon, Anthony Cuevas, Ronnie Matias, Ryan Regalado, Nhoel baltzar, Leo Labitag, Onofre Napiza, Reggie Malinao, Russel Assuncion, Ryeon Delos Trinos, Gener Bernardos, Ramon Litonjua, Rico Carino, Jeff Montemayor, Rciky Maurillo, Tonton Catacutan, Mike Olino and Pablo Lucas.
Coach: Arnold Rodriguez / Manager: Alex Wang

3T Corporation -- Joel Dualan, Eric Suguitan, Luis Palaganas, Jay-Ar Estarda, Liztian Amparado, Leimar Navarro, Marvin Agacer, Reggie Malaga,Tonton Somera, Tony Sonza, Roger Araneta, John Monsalve, Dale Santos, Allan Marticio, Rey Binavince and Marlon Manas.
Coach: Nixon Distrito / Manager: Dave Colina.

Nougat Candy -- Alvin Teng, Alvin Vitug, Erick Dizon, Jack Manalansan, Mike Sy, Henessy Tiu, Nestor Ng, Paul Yun, Kelwin Ang, Mike Salon, Adrian Wong, James Ongpin, Bimbo Dimagiba, Rodel Chua, Rober Lagar and Kish Co.
Coach: Horacio Lim / Manager: Mike Mancilla.

Koi Village -- Manny Victorino, Bong Alvarez, Daniel Martinez, Ira Buyco, Jery Hernandez, Cedric Matuigas, Paolo Napo, Allan Bernardo, Chigs Manalo, Nhoel Pepito, Andrew Bantug and Jhun Luto.
Coach Rommel Bajar ? manager: Terry Que and Jimi Lim.

McCoy
06-05-2009, 10:12 AM
2007 MBL-Open
First Conference
July 12 - August 23
Lyceum and CCP gym


Champion -- 3T Corporation
2nd place -- ACSAT Lightnings
3rd place -- Rusty Lopez-Cyber KL
4rth place -- Wang's Ballclub
5th place -- Emilio Aguinaldo College
6th place -- Avleyo-Anne's Pride

Most Valuable Player -- Robert Labagala (3T Corporation)

McCoy
06-05-2009, 10:37 AM
3T Corporation -- Robert Labagala, Angelus Raymundo, Mark Yee, Luis Palaganas, Jay-Ar Estrada, Anthony Somera, Roger Araneta, Rey Malaga, John Monsalve, Ashley Ravanes, Nixon Distrito, Marlon Manas and Joel Dualan.
Coach: Jhonny Cutaran / Playing-Manager: Dave Colina

ACSAT Lightnings -- Eric Suguitan, Nico Pupos, Harvey Igtos, Rey Burgos, Chris Bularon, Ruel Jabaybay, Angel Quilaquiga, Jhong Casil, Gerald Lapuz, Ralph Banquierigo, Nelson Nunal, Allan Recla and Jerome De Guzman.
Coach: Ricky Alcantara / Manager Mr. De Guzman

Rusty Lopez -- Jason Castro, Beau Belga, JR Retaga, Alwyn Flores, Allan Gamboa, Tristan Codamon, Jonathan Pinera, Bosyo Diaz, Celso Pile, Chico Manabat, Edwin Asoro, Jessie Garcia, Raymond Aguilar, Jeff Khalili, Gilbert Tenorio and Rene Alforque.
Coach: Daniel Espaldon / Manager: Gil Flororita

Wang's Ballclub -- Ronnie Matias, Jerwin Gaco, Edrick Ferrer, Ryan Regalado, anthony Cuevas, Ramsey William, Pablo Lucas, Nhoel Baltazar, Cholo Medina, Rommel Pingol, Mike Piodo, Romar Claveria, Joeward Jamil, Darwin Stapley, Antonio Aquitania and Bernson Franco.
Coach: Arnold Rodriguez / Manager: Alex Wang

UCM-Lyceum -- Pol Santiago, Victor Medina Jr. Arnel Calimag, Tristan Pagente, Glen Taguibao, Andrei Mendoza, Fritz Gerald Ong, Reggie Rimando, Jay Santos, Ibrahim Enguio,Deo Faustino, Eric Balmaceda, Norman Pineda and Yogi Veranga.
Coach: Bonnie Tan / Manager: Charlie Tan

EAC Generals -- Romeo Fotue, Bong Melocoton, Marvin Greabel, Angel Mendoza, Gester Ebuen, Nico Hubalde, Lowell Yaya, Jaime Manansala, Mark Ripalda, Raymond Pasaol, Jurell Jose, Nino lapuz, John Borja, Brainer De Leon and Mark Ripalda.
Coach: Nomar Isla.

Avleyo-Anne's Pride -- Ronjay Buenafe, John Valderama, Allain Musni, Rey Dominion, Harold Sta Cruz, Joel Solis, Dale Vallena, Chris Mamangon, Carlos Cecilia, Eric Dionisio, Mark Ricafrente, Al Caturay, Mark Gangoso, Rafhael Olalia, Mark Bautista and James Razon.
Coach: Victor Lazaro / Manager: Franklin Abadies

McCoy
06-05-2009, 10:49 AM
Team line-up

CKP 168 -- Jason Castro, Beau Belga, Boyet Bautista, Jeff Chan, Chad Alonzo, Leimar Navarro, Galen Cacha, Marlon Kalaw, Eric Dela Cuesta, Jay-Ar Estrada, Joshua Manthe, John Valderama, Cyrus Malagueno, Gilbert Neo, Howard Flor, Mark Legarde and playing owner Willie Fong
Coach: Adonis Tierra / Manager: Morty Fong

Rusty Lopez -- Danny Capobres, EJ Feihl, Nino Marquez, Jerwin Gaco, Ramsey Willliams, Bosyo Diaz, Allan Gamboa, Jay-Ar Retaga, Gilbert Malabanan, Jonathan Pinera, Mike Jimenez, Tonton Catacutan. Raymond Aguilar, Jonathan Fernandez and Macky Villarta
Coach: Renato Morano / Manager: Gil Flororita

Wang's Ballclub --- Anthony Cuevas, Ryan Regalado, Edrick Ferrer, Mario Reyes, Chris Aqualifull, Richard Litonjua, Nhoel Baltazar, Gener Bernados, Joross Infante, Gener Porio, Sonny Legaspi, Celso Pile, Chico Manabat, Cholo Medina and Pablo Lucas.
Coach: Arnold Rodriguez / Manager: Alex Wang

UCM-Lyceum -- Nestor David, Hafer Mondragon, Nat Cruz, Mark Fampulme, Kiel Misa, Mark Moreno, Dereck Hubalde, Marvin Ortiguerra, Jeff Tajonera, Liztian Amparado, Lester Susi, Pol Santiago, Victor Medina Jr. Arnel Calimag, Joseph Abaya and Daphne Lansang.
Coach: Bonnie Tan / Manager: Charlie Tan

ACSAT Lightnings --- Luis Palaganas, Eric Suitan, Harvey Igtos, Nico Pupos, Rey Burgos, Chris Bularon, Gerald Lapuz, Rhoel Jabaybay, Jerome De Guzman, Michael Sanchez, Jerry Holoyohoy, Jay Calang, Elvis Poblete, Arnel Quilaquiga, Ray Contreras and Bong Melocoton.
Caoch: Ricky Alcantara / Manager:

Polymaster/5th Avenue -- Ronnie Matias , Al Vergara, Bonbon Custodio, Braulio Lim, Billy Moody, Rommel David, Mark Yee, Ismael Junio, Jam Alfad, Jeffrey Sanders, Jonathan Jhanke, Alex Crisano, Chris Bolado, Angelus Raymundo, Ferdie Go and Robert Labagala.
Coach: Junnel Mendiola / Manager: Mike Dullas

Tigercub
06-05-2009, 11:44 PM
UST defeated Wang's Ballclub earlier, 92-87 :)

joelex
06-06-2009, 01:13 AM
Team line-up



Rusty Lopez -- Danny Capobres, EJ Feihl, Nino Marquez, Jerwin Gaco, Ramsey Willliams, Bosyo Diaz, Allan Gamboa, Jay-Ar Retaga, Gilbert Malabanan, Jonathan Pinera, Mike Jimenez, Tonton Catacutan. Raymond Aguilar, Jonathan Fernandez and Macky Villarta
Coach: Renato Morano / Manager: Gil Flororita




OK YAN si catacutan. Sana mabigyan ng break somewhere. im pretty sure he's still young enough for the PBL. Ronnie Matias also was lowly recruited but he's now a PBL mythical 5 member. Catacutan can go places.

McCoy
06-06-2009, 12:31 PM
2009 MBL-Open
First Conference
May 7 - June 24
Lyceum and RTU gym


Wang's Ballclub -- Ronnie Matias, Anthony Cuevas, Romer Diaz, Ryan Regalado, Richard Litonjua, Eric Suguitan, Ricky Maurillo, Luis Palaganas, Gener Porio, Harvey Igtos, Daniel Martinez, Phillip Paniamogan, Bernie Parapara, Romar Claveria, Cholo Medina, Jay-Ar De Vera, Ramon Litonjua and Macky Villarta.
Coach: Pablo Lucas / Manager: Alex Wang


Lyceum-Ocean Fresh -- Jerwin Gaco, Khalif Fortune, Nat Cruz, Eder Saldua, Oliver Cua, Andy Larong, Dondon Villamin, Lou Gatumbato, Chris Aqualifull, Pol Santiago, Joseph Abaya, Fritz Gerald Ong, Allen Difuntorum, Chris Cayabyab and Aaron Anacta.
Coach: Bonnie Tan / Manager: Florence See


Vescon-Cerel International -- Mark Marcoz, Robbie Zablan, Jordan Melano, Unick Reyes, Galen Cacha, Jeff Murillo, Alwin Ilagan, Mike Olino, Manuel Villaniueva, Edu Mustre, Chris Pestano and Dudong Marquez.
Coach: Elias Aguilar / Manager: Ver Sison


UST Tigers -- Dyan Ababou, Allein Maliksi, Chris Camus, Clark Bautista, Jeric Teng, Darrel Green, Khazim Mirza, Rushdy Hadi, Eddie Aytona, Aljohn Ungria, Melo Afuang, Aljohn Mariano, AC Marquez, and Marco Cam.
Coach: Pido Jarencio


RTU Blue Thunders -- Jayve Alas, Tristan Pagente, MJ Magbanua, Rodney Santos, Robbie Celiz, Goy Bagares, Jade Jabagat, Brix Santos, David Cagahastian, Mael Trinidad, Kevin Baclao, Edgar Kahal, Karl Valdevilla, Joel Servito, Timothy Taclas, , Chris Lugto and Keith Tiu.
Coach: Beajing Acot


PNP Leads -- Estong Ballseteros, Ollan Omiping, Jaymar Misolas, Dennis Escalona, Juluis Criiste, Bobby De Guzman, Harold Decena, Rommel Cuevas, Bong Bayabao, Japet Cabahug, Rolando Abaya, Jason Altarejos and Arnold Delos Santos.
Coach: Capt. Mike Agoncillo

McCoy
06-06-2009, 12:37 PM
Team line-up



Rusty Lopez -- Danny Capobres, EJ Feihl, Nino Marquez, Jerwin Gaco, Ramsey Willliams, Bosyo Diaz, Allan Gamboa, Jay-Ar Retaga, Gilbert Malabanan, Jonathan Pinera, Mike Jimenez, Tonton Catacutan. Raymond Aguilar, Jonathan Fernandez and Macky Villarta
Coach: Renato Morano / Manager: Gil Flororita




OK YAN si catacutan. Sana mabigyan ng break somewhere. im pretty sure he's still young enough for the PBL. Ronnie Matias also was lowly recruited but he's now a PBL mythical 5 member. Catacutan can go places.


kaibigan, medyo alanganin na si Catacutan makabalik sa basketball acl na ata sya then medyo wala na sa kondisyon. pero sana makabalik sya nag-eensayo pa rin naman sya sa Wang's Ballclub.

McCoy
06-07-2009, 02:34 PM
2008 MBL-Invitational
Second Conference
"Danny Espiritu Cup"
Sept. 26 - Nov. 11
Lyceum and Arellano gym



Champion ---Ocean Fresh-Lyceum
2nd place --- MLQU Stallions
3rd place --- Talk n Text-KaBaKa
4rth place --- Wang's Ballclub
5th place --- Perfect Powder Coat
6th place --- Vescon-Cerel International
7th place --- Air Freight 21
8th place --- Philippine Navy

Most Valuable Player -- Jerwin Gaco (Ocean Fresh-Lyceum)

joelex
06-07-2009, 08:15 PM
2008? hindi ba nasa PBA na si Castro by the 2nd conference

McCoy
06-08-2009, 11:04 AM
2008? hindi ba nasa PBA na si Castro by the 2nd conference


late na sya pumasok ng PBA, kababalik niya lang from Singapore noon. naglaro muna siya sa MBL via Ocean Fresh habang inaayos kontrata niya sa Talk and Text.

McCoy
06-09-2009, 09:22 AM
[quote=joelex ]
2008? hindi ba nasa PBA na si Castro by the 2nd conference


oops... yor're right kaibigan not Jason Castro pala ang MVP last MBL-Danny Espiritu Cup kundi si Jerwin Gaco (former LaSallle and Harbour/Oracle mainstay) sorry... my mistake

eightyfiver
06-09-2009, 01:34 PM
UST defeated Vescon-Cerel International last night 87-78.

bchoter
06-10-2009, 12:36 AM
^ After defeating Wang's Ballclub led by Matias the game before ;)

McCoy
06-10-2009, 10:16 AM
Kaibigan sa Monday semifinals ng MBL-Open UST vs Wang's ulit, RTU gym 7:30p.m. then Lyceum-Ocean Fresh vs Vescon-Cerel (twice to beat UST and Lyceum). pag nagkataon mapapalaban USTe sa Lyceum-Ocean Fresh led by Jerwin Gaco, Nat Cruz and former Tiger Dondon Villamin.

bchoter
06-12-2009, 04:21 PM
^ Anong nangyari sa PNP? Hindi yata nagkatapat ang UST at PNP?

McCoy
06-24-2009, 11:40 AM
^ Anong nangyari sa PNP? Hindi yata nagkatapat ang UST at PNP?


kaibigan na-default PNP sa game nila laban UST, hindi nakarating mga player naka-duty raw hehehe...

bchoter
06-24-2009, 12:56 PM
^ UST won over Wang's in the semis but lost to Lyceum-Ocean Fresh in the finals

amdgc82
11-17-2009, 09:45 AM
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MBL: Zycare nips ICC, Ocean Fresh downs UST
November 17, 2009 07:28 PM Tuesday

Game today: (Lyceum gym)

4:30 p.m. -- Imus Car-EARIST vs. Ocean Fresh-Lyceum

ZYCARE Pharma-University of Manila and Ocean Fresh-Lyceum fashioned out similar hard-earned victories over their respective rivals to tighten the race in the 2009 MBL Invitational basketball tournament at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.

Zycare-UM leaned on heroics of Jeff Alvin Viernes in the closing minute to subdue erstwhile unbeaten Imus Car Center-Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology, 60-59, and gain a share of the lead with idle Wang’s Ballclub with three wins in four matches.

And Ocean Fresh-Lyceum relied on the buzzer-beating shot by Reggie Rimando to topple University of Santo Tomas, 83-81, in a rematch of last tournament’s title showdown and improve its record in this seven-team tournament supported by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear, PRC Managerial Services, Santillan Beach Resort-Cebu and Big Boy Snack House.

Viernes, a 5-9 find from Delfin Albano, Isabela, scored seven of his 12 points in the last minute to lead the Hawks of coach Jojo Castillo and Rex Manansala to a dramatic, come-from-behind win victory.

Ryeon De los Trinos, Onofre Napiza and Jay-Ar Manuel also played well for the Davao City-based pharmaceutical company of businessman Roy Manansala.

Former UM mainstay Christian Guimpatan topscored for ICC-EARIST with 19 points, followed by Jeff Montemayor with 13 and James Castro with 12.

ICC-EARIST suffered its first setback in three matches.

Actually, ICC had a chance to send the game into overtime but Guimpatan split his free throws that could have tied the score at 60-all.

Guimpatan also blew a chance to give ICC the win when he missed his putback of his own miss as time expired.

Ocean Fresh-Lyceum escaped with its second win in three matches as Rimando nailed a buzzer-beating jumper.

Rimando’s heroics came after UST's Aljohn Mariano hit three pressure- packed free throw with 14 seconds left.

Joseph Abaya topscored with 21 points and Fritz Gerald Ong added 10 points for Ocean Fresh-Lyceum, which was handled by assistant coach Christopher Brower in the absence of head coach Bonnie Tan.

Jeric Teng carried the fight for UST with 24 points, followed by Clark “Tata” Bautista with 13 points and Mariano with 11 points.

Former PBA hotshot Loreto “Ato” Tolentino is the commissioner.

The scores:

First game

Ocean Fresh-Lyceum (83) -- Abaya 21, F.Ong 10, Rimando 9, Doligon 9, Fampulme 7, Deduyo 5, Guevara 4, Difuntorum 4, Francisco 4, Mendoza 3, Lacap 2, Anacta 2, Neri 3, De Guzman 1.

UST (81) -- J.Teng 24, Bautista 13, Mariano 11, Fortuna 7, Afuang 6, Sheriff 6, Tinte 5, Mohammed 2, Aytona 2, Archangel 2, Cam 2, Alupani 2, Marquez 1, Rivera 0, Que 0.

Quarterscores: 21-17, 41-39, 56-64, 83-81.

Second game

Zycare-UM (60) -- Viernes 12, Delos Trinos 9, Sanguyo 7, Napiza 6, Ibay 6, Tamayo 5, Patricio 5, Rabalo 4, Manuel 4, Macasaet 3.

ICC -EARIST (59) -- Guimpatan 19, Montemayor 13, Castro 12, Maurillo 9, Macuha 5, Baroman 1, Laxamana 0, Manasag 0.

Quarterscores: 17-22, 31-29, 43-45, 60-59

amdgc82
11-19-2009, 10:23 AM
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MBL: Ocean Fresh-Lyceum strikes
November 19, 2009 06:20 PM Thursday

Game today: (Lyceum gym)

6 p.m. -- UST vs. Asenso Manileño-Olivarez

TWO-time MBL champion Ocean Fresh-Lyceum of the Philippines University relied on the troika of Mark Fampulme, Joseph Abaya and Andrei Mendoza in the final two minutes to subdue hard-fighting Imus Car Center-EARIST, 77-71, and forge a three-way tie for the lead with Wang’s Ballclub and Zycare Pharma-University of Manila in the 2009 MBL Invitational basketball tournament at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.

Mendoza made the baskets that mattered most for Ocean Fresh-Lyceum, scoring six of his 14 points in the closing minutes to lead the Seafood Experts to their third straight win after an opening-day loss to Wang’s Ballclub.

Mendoza’s late-game heroics included back-to-back putbacks that enabled the Seafood Experts to stave off a determined rally by the Red Fox.

Fampulme and Abaya also stepped up for the Intramuros-based team of coach Bonnie Tan, adding 18 and 12 points.

The win put Ocean Fresh in three-way tie for the lead with Wang’s and Zycare Pharma with 3-1 win-loss slates halfway in the elimination round of this tough, seven- team tournament supported by Smart Communnications, PRC Managerial Services, Santillan Beach Resort- Bantayan Cebu, Big Boy Restaurant and Dickies Underwear.

John Matubang carried the fight for Imus Car-EARIST with 21 points, followed by James Castro with 18, and Ronald Macuha with 13.

The Red Fox, who are being handled by consultant Francis Rodriguez, dropped to 2-2, the same record of Asenso Manileño-Olivarez College.

Former PBA hotshot Loreto “Ato” Tolentino is the commissioner.

The scores:

Ocean Fresh-Lyceum (77) -- Fampulme 18, Mendoza 14, Abaya 14, Difuntoru, 10, F.Ong 7, Anacta 5, Rimando 4, Lacap 3, Francisco 2, De Guzman 0, Doligon 0, Guevarra 0.

Imus Car Center-EARIST (71) -- Matubang 21, Castro 17, Macuha 13, Guimpatan 10, Sadsad 4, Laxamana 4, Robrigado 2, Baroman 0, Alastoy 0, Manansa 0.

Quarterscores: 26-15, 41-36, 59-60, 77-71

amdgc82
11-24-2009, 06:52 AM
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MBL: Zycare-UM, UST in vital wins
November 24, 2009 06:34 PM Tuesday

Game Tuesday: (Lyceum gym)

5:30 p.m. -- UST vs. Wang’s Ballclub

ZYCARE Pharma-University of Manila brought down defending champion Ocean Fresh-Lyceum, 54-52, to assume the solo lead even as University of Santo Tomas subdued Imus Car Center-EARIST, 74-68, in the 2009 MBL Invitational basketball championship at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.

Handled by coach Jojo Castillo and comebacking Rex Manansala and team manager Roy Manansala, the Davao City-based pharmaceutical company went to Jeff Alvin Viernes and Jay-r Manuel in the closing minutes to escape with the win over Ocean Fresh.

Viernes, voted as “2009 Rookie of the Year” in the NAASCU, scattered 24 points, while Manuel added seven points -- all in the fourth quarter -- to lead Zycare to its fourth win in five matches in this tournament supported by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear, Jose’s Inasal, Big Boy Restaurant, PRC Couriers and Santillan Beach Resort-Cebu.

Zycare needs only to beat UST in its final assignment to clinch one of two outright semis berths.

Allen Difuntorum finished with 16 points for Ocean Fresh, which fell to 3-3 in its bid to win its third straight MBL title.

Overshadowed by Zycare' s win was UST, which snapped a two-game losing skid to beat Imus Car Center-EARIST.

Aljohn Mariano, Jeric Teng, Clark Bautista and Socrates Rivera combined for half of UST's total output.

Mariano led the way with 16 points for UST, which was handled by assistant coach Cenen Duenas in the absence of headcoach Pido Jarencio.

Teng added 15 points, Bautista contributed 12 and Rivera had 10 for the España-based squad, which is using the tournament as part of its pre-season buildup.

John Matubang led the Red Fox of coach Francis Rodriguez with 18 points, followed by Christian Guimpatan with 15 and Ronald Macuha with 12.

Loreto “Ato” Tolentino is the commissioner, while Albert Andaya is the tournament director.

The scores:

First game

UST (74) -- Mariano 16, Teng 15, Bautista 12, Rivera 10, Aytona 8, Afuang 4, Marquez 3, Fortuna 2, Alupani 0, Tinte 0, Delfiando 0, Arcangel 0.

Imus Car Center-EARIST (68) -- Matubang 18, Guimpatan 15, Macuha 12, Castro 10, Montemayor 8, Manansag 5, Maurilo 2, Alastoy 1.

Quarterscores: 11-16, 38-33, 61-48, 74-68.

Second game

Zycare Pharma-UM (54) -- Viernes 24, Napiza 12, Manuel 7, Patricio 7, Rabalo 2, Delos Trinos 1, Ibay 0, Patricio 0, Macasaet 0.

Ocean Fresh-Lyceum (52) -- Difuntorum 16, Abaya 8, Mendoza 6, Rimando 6, Cayabyab 6, Guevara 6, Ong 2, De Guzman 2, Lacap 0, Doligon 0, Deduyo 0, Anacta 0.

Quarterscores: 7-9, 23-21, 39-37, 54-52.

McCoy
12-18-2009, 02:26 PM
UST slams door on Lyceum, makes semis

UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas used its vast experience to subdue two-time champion Ocean Fresh-Lyceum, 77-70, in a rematch of last conference’s title showdown and clinch a semifinal round berth in the 2009 MBL Invitational basketball championship at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.

Clark “Tata” Bautista mocked all defenders by scoring a game-high 26 points and leading the Tigers of coach Pido Jarencio to a smashing victory that knocked out the Pirates in this season-ending tournament sponsored by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear, PRC Managerial Services, Jose’s Inasal, Santillan Beach Resort-Cebu and Big Boy Restaurant.

Bautista’s big night included eight three-point shots, two of them in the closing minute that finally broke the back of the Intramuros-based Pirates.

Three other mainstays -- John Sheriff, Jeric Teng and Aljohn Mariano -- also scored in double figures for UST, which earned the right to meet elimination round topnotcher Zycare Pharma-University of Manila in the crossover semis.

UST, however, needs to beat Zycare-UM twice to earn anoither crack at the championship.

The Hawks of coach Jojo Castillo and consultant Rex Manansala earned top seed by finishing with the best record in the elimination round in a tie with National Interclub titlist Wang's Ballclub.

Reggie Rimando scattered 15 points and Joseph Abaya added 13 points for Ocean Fresh-Lyceum, which played minus head coach Bonnie Tan.

It was a fitting revenge for UST, which lost to Ocean Fresh-Lyceum in their winner-take-all finals in the MBL Open Conference last June.

The Tigers also lost to the Pirates in their only other meeting in the elimination round.

Wang will meet Imus Car Center-EARIST in the other semifinal, with the Mandaluyong-based ballclub of coach Pablo Lucas and manager Alex Wang also enjoying a twice-to-beat advantage.

EARIST, handled by coach Francis Rodriguez, earned the right to meet Wang’s after winning by forfeiture over pre-tournament favorite Asenso Manileño.

The scores:

UST (79) -- Bautista 26, Sheriff 12, Teng 11, Mariano 11, Fortuna 6, Marquez 6, Afuang 3, Delfinado 3, Ungria 1,.

Ocean Fresh-Lyceum (70) -- Rimando 15, Abaya 13, Guevarra 10, Fampulme 8, Doligon 8, Ong 5, Anacta 3, Difuntorum 3, Mendoza 2, Francisco 2, Del Rosario 2, Taguibao 0, Lacap 0.

Quarterscores: 18-13, 35-28, 58-51, 79-70.

McCoy
12-18-2009, 02:30 PM
Wang’s bags finals berth, UST derails Zycare-UM

NATIONAL Interclub champion Wang's Ballclub brought down Imus Car Center-EARIST, 95-92, to clinch the first finals berth in the 2009 MBL Invitational basketball tournament at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City.

Former PBA standout Biboy Simon, Nhoel Baltazar and Ryan Regalado provided the firepower for the Mandaluyong-based team of coach Pablo Lucas and manager Alex Wang, hitting the clutch baskets in the closely-fought endgame to clinch the first finals berth in the tournament supported by Smart Communications, PRC Managerial Services, Dickies Underwear, Santillan Beach Resort-Cebu and Jose’s Chicken Inasal.

Wang's, however, will have to wait for its finals opponent.

University of Santo Tomas defeated elimination round topnotcher Zycare Pharma-University of Manila, 79-71, to forge a sudden death match for the second finals berth.

Simon, who once played for FedEx in the PBA, topscored with 22 points, including six three-point shots, for Wang's. Baltazar added 16 points and Regalado contributed 12..

Joshua Manthe, a 6-6 missionary from Kansas City, USA, contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds for Wang’s.

“Talagang pinagbuti namin ngayon para makapasok kami sa finals,” said Lucas, who is hoping to give Wang’s Ballclub a title on his first year as a coach. “The boys played with their hearts out and deserved to win.”

Imus Car-EARIST, which earned the right to meet Wang's in the semis by eliminating Asenso Manileno, tried to turn the game around and threatened to within 90-91 with still a minute left behind a swift 8-0 run triggered by Jeff Montemayor, John Matubang and Christian Guimpatan.

But four straight free throws by Regalado and Dale Vallena sealed the win for Wang’s.

Guimpatan carried the fight for Imus Car-EARIST with 21 points.

Over at the Lyceum gym, Jeric Teng and Clark "Tata" Bautista combined for 33 points to power the España-based Tigers to a come-from behind win over the top-seeded Hawks.

Aljohn Mariano and Vincent Tinte added 10 points each for the Tigers of coach Pido Jarencio and assistant coach Cenen Duenas.

Ryeon Delos Trinos and Jeff Alvin Viernes scored 20 and 14 points for the Hawks, controlled the tempo of the game in the first three quarters only to lose steam in the final period.

Commissioner is Loreto “Ato” Tolentino.

The scores:

First game:

UST (79) -- Teng 17, Bautista 16, Mariano 10, Tinte 10, Marquez 9, Fortuna 8, Sheriff 7, Ungria 2, Camus 0, Adam 0, Afuang 0, Alupani 0.

Zycare-UM (71) -- Delos Trinos 20, Viernes 14, Napiza 10, Sanguyo 10, Manuel 7, Ibay 4, Rabalo 3, Patricio 3, Tamayo 0.

Quarterescores: 22-26, 36-40, 57-55, 79-71.

Second game:

Wang’s Ballclub (95) -- Simon 22, Baltazar 16, Regalado 12, Garcia 10, Manthe 10, Reyes 7, Vallena 7, Martinez 6, Parapara 4, Diaz 2, Pingol 2.

Imus Car-EARIST (92) -- Guimpatan 21, Montemayor 14, Sadsad 14, Castro 14, Machuha 14, Laxamana 12, Matubang 8, Baroman 7, Maurillo 2.

Quarterscores: 20-20, 45-43, 69-64, 95-92.

McCoy
12-18-2009, 02:34 PM
Zycare-UM ousts UST, earns finals berth


ZYCARE Pharma UM brought down multi-titled University of Santo Tomas, 79-77, in overtime to set up a much-awaited titular showdown against Wang’s Balclub in the 2009 MBL Invitational basketball tournament at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros Manila.

Jeff Alvin Viernes played the hero’s role for Zycare-UM, which blew a couple of double-digit leads and survived a barrage of three-point shots by UST in the fourth period and overtime to escape with the win in this prestigious tournament sponsored by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear, PRC Managerial Services, Jose’s Chicken Inasal, Santillan Beach Resort-Cebu and Big Boy Restaurant.

Viernes drove against a phalanx of UST defenders to deliver the game-winning layup with still 10 seconds left, and the Hawks forced the Tigers’ 6-7 center Vincent Tinte to miss a game-tying shot as time expired.

Viernes finished with a team-high 25 points, while Ryeon Delos Trinos added 18 points and Onofre Napiza contributed 15 points for the Hawks of coach Jojo Castillo and managers Atty. Ernesto de los Santos and Davao City-based businessman Roy Manansala.

Clark “Tata” Bautista carried the fight for UST with a game-high 32 points,including six three-point shots.

Jeric Teng, son of former PBA standout Alvin Teng, added 18 points, and Jeric Fortuna had 12.

Zycare-UM appeared headed to victory in regulation when Viernes nailed two pressure-packed free throws for a 66-63 lead with only 17 seconds remaining.

But Fortuna wisely eluded his defenders and hit a long three-point shot from the left corner with three seconds left to send the game into overtime at 66-all.

De los Trinos and Kevin Rabalo hit back-to-back triples to give Zycare-UM another six-point lead, 72-66, but UST retaliated with six unanswered points by Bautista and Teng to tie the score anew at 72-all.

Zycare-UM was still ahead, 77-75 when Teng drew a foul and canned two free throws to tie the score for the last time at 77-all with still 32 seconds left.


The scores:

Zycare Pharma (79) -- Viernes 25, Delos Trinos 18, Napiza 15, Manuel 11, Rabalo 7, Ibay 3, Sanguyo 0, Tamayo 0.

UST (77) -- Bautista 32, Teng 18, Fortuna 12, Afuang 7, Marquez 4, Mariano 3, Ungria 1, Tinte 0, Sheriff 0, Delfinado 0.

Quarterscores: 23-16, 38-28, 49-50, 66-66, 79-77

McCoy
12-18-2009, 02:40 PM
Wang’s Ballclub captures title


WANG’S Ballclub ended more than four years of frustrations by winning the title in the 2009 MBL Invitational Cup basketball tournament.

Led by former PBA player Biboy Simon and handled by new coach Pablo Lucas, Wang’s Ballclub brought down Zycare Pharma-University of Manila, 90-75, in their winner-take-all title showdown at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.

Simon exploded with a game-high 30 points, including five three-point shots, to lead the Mandaluyong-based team to the title in this season-ending tournamenrt sponsored by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear, PRC Managerial Services, Jose's Chicken Inasal, Santillan Beach Resort-Cebu and Big Boy Restaurant.

Three other players -- Joshua Manthe, Romer Diaz and Mario Reyes -- also scored in double figures for Wang’s Ballclub, which bagged its first title since winning the MBL-Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson Cup in 2005.

Manthe, a 6-6 missionary from Kansas City, made his presence felt with 18 points and 12 rebounds for Wang’s. Diaz, a prized recruit from St. Clare College-Caloocan, added 15 points, while Reyes contributed 11 points.

“Magandang pamasko ito para sa team,”said former RP women's team manager and owner Alex Wang. “The boys played hard in this tournament and they deserved to win the title after more than four years.”

Wang and Lucas personally received the trophy from Anton Almeda, who represented Patrick Gregorio of Smart Sports, and commissioner Ato Tolentino during the awarding ceremony.

Fil-Am Anthony Cuevas was voted as most valuable player of the tournament.

Also present during the awarding ceremony were former PBA superstar and newly-named Jose Rizal University coach Vergel Meneses, who joined Wang’s Ballclub in the bench; PBA players Romulo Orillosa and Christian Luanzon and multi-titled PBA coach Arturo Valenzona.

Jeff Alvin Viernes carried the fight for Zycare-UM with 21 points, followed by Onofre Napiza with 13 points and Jayson Ibay with 10.

A big letdown was Ryeon Delos Trinos, Zycare’s second leading scorer, who failed to produce his usual numbers and managed only six points for the Jojo Castillo-mentored Hawks.

Imus Car Center-EARIST clinched third place in the seven-team tournament, followed by University of Santo Tomas.


The scores:

Wang’s Ballclub (90) -- Simon 30, Manthe 18, Diaz 15, Reyes 11, Vallena 7, Cuevas 6, Martinez 4, Araman 4, Garcia 2, Regalado 2, Parapara 2, Baltazar 2, Pingol 2.

Zycare Pharma (75) -- Viernes 21, Napiza 13, Ibay 10, Rabalo 7, Delos Trinos 6, Manuel 4, Sanguyo 4, Tamayo 0.

Quarterscores: 20-20, 46-32, 64-55, 90-75.

coacht
06-08-2010, 12:57 PM
Is this a commercial league like that of the PBL and Liga Pilipinas?

McCoy
10-30-2010, 09:50 AM
Forward Taguig in big start
People's Tonight
April 9, 2010


FORWARD Taguig lived up to its high billing by beating defending champion Lyceum-Showa, 78-63, at the start of the 2010 MBL Open basketball championship at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.

Former University of Santo Tomas standout Jemal Viscara and St. Benilde guard Lou Gatumbatoprovidedthe 1-2 punch for Forward Taguig, which needed only a decisive scoring run in the third quarter to turn what started as a close contest into a rout.

Viscara scattered 18 points, while Gatumbato added 13 points for the Mayor Freddie Tinga-supported Taguig, which outscored Lyceum-Showa, 28-8, in the third period to erase a 33-35 halftime deficit and take a commanding 61-43 lead going into the payoff period.

Ex-pro Niño Marquez added nine points and Boyet Bautista and Jeff Tajonera contributed seven points apiece for Taguig of coach Bing Victoria.

Hans Thiele, a 6-5 mainstay of Cossack Vodka in PBL, carried the fight for Lyceum-Showa with 14 points.

Rich Guevarra finished with 13 points, Victor Medina, Jr. added 11 and Mark Fampulme had 10 for Lyceum-Showa, which was handled by assistant coaches Billy Reyes and Alex Brower in the absence of head coach Bonnie Tan.

Former PBA coach Turo Valenzona made the ceremonial toss during a simple opening ceremony.

The two-month long tournament supported by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear, PRC Couriers and Santillan Beach Resort resumes on Tuesday with four more teams making their debut.

Last year’s MBL Open runner-up UST takes on Foscon Ship Management at 6 p.m., while perennial CUSA titlist Manuel Luis Quezon University tests the mettle of PJS Law Firm at 7:30 p.m.

Tournament director Albert Andaya said the top two teams after the elimination round will advance to the semis outright with twice-to-beat incentive.

The next four teams will then dispute the remaining semis berths in a pair of knockout matches.

The top two teams in the semis will dispute the title in a winner-take-all encounter.

The scores:

Forward Taguig (78) -- Viscarra 18, Gatumbato 13, Marquez 9, Bautista 7, Tajonera 7, Dela Cuesta 5, Sta Cruz 4, Cacha 4, Moody 4, Lumungsod 3, Cuan 3, De Castro 2, Guiyab 0, Kiram 0, Medina 0.

Lyceum-Showa (63) -- Thiele 14, Guevarra 13, Medina 11 Fampulme 10, Anacta 9, Aqualaful 4, Raymundo 2, Abaya 0, Mendoza 0, Lacap 0.

Quarterscores: 16-16, 33-35, 61-43, 78-63.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 09:57 AM
Foscon, MLQU scores


Foscon ShipManagement lean on the troika of Erwin Stamaria, Luis Palaganas and Eric Suguitan to beat UST, 83-80, in a closely match contest.

Handled by coach Ricky Alcantara and supported by team owner Chong Pal Kim and manager Shierly Padilla,

Sta Maria, a 6-2 former Mapua stand-out scored 21 points including 3 of his 6 three-points shot in the last quarter.

Palaganas, a 6-2 former mainstay of University of the East contributed 15 points. Palaganas also put a good defensive stopped on UST gunner Tata Bautista, including a big block in the last seconds three-point shot attempt of Bautista that could tied the count at 83-all.

Suguitan, a 6-6 former ACSAT player and member of PBL newest champion Exellroof added 13 points and 12 rebounds.

6-4 Jay-Ar Estrada and 5-10 John Paul Alcaraz contributed 9 and 8 points respectivelky for the Intramuros-based company.

Jeric Teng carried the fight for the Tigers of coach Pido Jarencio with
18 points, followed by Melo Afuang with 15 points, Clark Bautista with 14 points and Jeric Fortuna with 12 points


@@ In the second game, MLQU Stallions defeated PJS Law Firm, 66-59.

Jopher Custodio and Alvin Vitug both former MVP in CUSA lead the Stallions of coach Sherman Crisostomo with 15 and 12 points respectively.

Cristopher Manalili, Ton-Ton Lustestica and Erick Dizon also played well for the Hidalgo-based Stallions, which is being managed personally by Ma. Victoria Chan.

Derreck Hubalde paced PJS La Firm with 19 points, followed by Marc Victoria with 11 points.

The scores

First game

Foscon (83) -- Sta Maria 21, Palaganas 15, Suguitan 13, Estrada 9, Alcaraz 8, Martinez 7, Albo 4, Manlangit 3, Palicpan 2, Castro 2, Dy 0, Astrobal 0.

UST-Dickies (80) -- Teng 18, Afuang 15, Bautista 14, Fortuna 12, Camus 6, Mariano 5, Marquez 4, Aytona 4, Sheriff 2, Ungria 0, Tinte 0.

Quarterscore 23-19, 39-42, 60-59, 83-80.

Second game

MLQU (66) -- Custodio 15, Vitug 12, Manalili 9, Lustestica 7, Vasquez 5, Sumayang 4, Rivera 3, Tamayo 3, Dizon 2, Manalansan 2, Urbano 2, Parapa 2, Baldevarona 0.

PJS Law (59) -- D.Hubalde 19, Victoria 11, Gandarosa 7, Constantino 7, Sumalinog 5,Hugnatan 2, Capati 2, Epress 2, Buyco 2, n.Hubalde 2, Hugnatan 2.

Quarterscores 22-14, 38-26, 52-42, 66-59

McCoy
10-30-2010, 10:00 AM
Forward Taguig in second win


Forward Taguig crushed PJS Law Firm, 98-79, to grab the solo lead with its second straight win in the 2010 MBL Invitational basketball tournament at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City.

Led by former Purefoods mainstay Boyet Bautista and handled by coach Benito "Bing" Victoria and consultant Danny Gavierrez, Forward Taguig, dominated the game from start to finish in beating PJS Law Firm.

Bautista topscored with a team-high 16 points as he presided over Forward Taguig several scoring burst in the first half to pulled away for good.

Joining Bautista in the scoring parade are Harold Sta Cruz with 14 points, Lou Gatumbato with 12 points and Billy Moody and Eric Dela Cuesta with 10 points apiece

Forward Taguig , which is being supported by Travel House are personally manages by Mayor Fredde Tinga and team managers Juanito San Pedro and Francisco Edriga.

Derreck Hubalde, son of PBA Legend Freddie Hubalde carried the fight for PJS Law Firm with 15 points, followed by Kim Gandarosa with 13 points and Hermes Sumalinog with 12 points.

Marc Victoria and Rowell Capati contributed 11 points each for PJS Law Firm, which suffeed their second straight loss.

Fomer PBA superstar Loreto "Ato" Tolentino is the tournament commissioner.


The scores

Forward Taguig (98) -- Bautista 16, Sta Cruz 14, Gatumbato 12, Dela Cuesta 10, Moody 10, De Castro 7, Medina 5, Viscara 4, Cuan 4, Marquez 4, Guiyab 4, Tajonera 3, Cacha 2, Kiram 0.

PJS Law Firtm (79) -- D. Hubalde 15, Gandarosa 13, Sumalinog 12, Victoria 11, Capati 11, Hugntan 6, Evangelista 4, Buyco 3, Gonzales 2, Constantino 1, Epres 0, Zablan 0.

Quarterscores 35-15, 58-35, 70-51, 98-79.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 10:04 AM
UST nips Lyceum


University of Sto Tomas survived a gallant stand by Lyceum of Tthe Philippines-Showa, 88-85, to bounced back from their opening gae loss to Foscon ShipManagement in the 2010 Millennium Basketball League Open basketball tournament at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.

Jeric Fortuna, Jeric Teng and Clark Bautista presided a balance scoring attack Tigers, which held off a last ditch rallies by Lyceum-Showa to salvage the win and registered their first win in two games in this eight-tem tournament suported by PRC Managerial Services, Dickies Underwear and Smrt Communication.

Fortuna ad Teng shared scorng honor with 20 points apiece while Bautista added 19 points for the Tigers which is being handled by assistan coach Cenen Duenas in th absence head coach Pido Jarencio.

Carmelo Afuang and AC Marquez contributed 13 points each for UST, which controlled the tempo of the game from start to finish.

Victor Medina Jr topscored with 21 points for Lyceum-Showa, followed by Patrick Cabahug with 20 points and Mark Fampulme ith 17 point. Lyceum-Showa suffered their second straight loss.


The scores
UST-Dickies (88) -- Fortuna 20, Teng 20, Bautista 19, Afuang 13, Marquez 13, Tinte 5, Sheriff 3, Ayton 2, Camus 2.

Lyceum-Showa (85) -- Medina 21, abahug 20, Fmpulme 17, Salsdua 10, Mendoza 4, Aqualifull 4, Abaya 4, Guevarra 2, Villamin , Anacta 1.

Quarterscores 25-13, 42-30, 73-55, 88-85

McCoy
10-30-2010, 10:08 AM
Forward Taguig, Foscon prevail

Forward Taguig defeated USST-Dickies, 92-83, to keep the lead with its third straight win, even as Foscon ShipManagment walked te tight rope before beating Lyceum-Showa, 110-107, in double overtime in the 2010 MBL- Invitational basketball tournament at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.

Former St Benilde stand-out Lou Gatumbato joined hand with Boyet Bautista, Ariel De Castro and Billy Moody to power the Bing Victoria-mentored Forward Taguig to their third straight win in this annual tournament organized by Millennium Basketball League (MBL)

Gatumbato finished with 18 points, while Bautista, a 5-9 former Purefoods mainstay added 15 points, De Castro had 12 points and Moody, who once played for San Miguel Beer contributed 10 points for the Mayor Freddie Tinga' Forward Taguig.

Clark 'Tata" Bautista led the Tigers with a tournament-high 39 points, followed by Jeric Fortuna and Jeric Teng with 13 and 11 points respectively. UST dropped to 1-2 win-losss card.

Foscon, handled by coah Ricky Alcantara and assistant coach Jerwin Gaco relied on the Erwin Sta Maria, Luis Palaganas, Jay-Ar Estrada and Eric Suguitan to escape with the win over Lyceum-Showa and posted their second straight win.

Sta Maria topscored with 25 points, followed by Palaganas with 21 points, Suguitan with 14 points and Estrda with 13 points. Alfie Martinez contributed 10 points.

Former Adamson Falcons player Patrick Cabahug topscored with a team-high 33 points for Lyceum-Showa, which suffered its third straight setback. Pamboy Raymundo added 15 points and Hans Thiele contributed 10 points.


The scores

First game

Forward Taguig (92) -- Gatumbato 18, Bautista 15, De Castro 12, Moody 10, Tajonera 8, Dela Cuesta 6, Marquez 4, Guiyab 4, Medina 4, Sta Cruz 3, Kiram 3, Lumungsod 3, Cacha 2, Viscarra 0.

UST (83) -- Bautista 39, Foruna 13, Teng 11, Afuang 8, Aytona 5, Ungria 4, Tinte 3, Mariano 0, Marquez 0, Sheriff 0.

Quarterscores 27-15, 46-37, 68-47,92-83.

Second game

Foscon (110) -- Sta Maria 25, Palaganas 21, Suguitan 14, Estrada 13, Martinez 10, Albo 6, Manlangit 5, Dedicatoria 5, Dy 4, Castro 4, Astrobal 2.

Lyceum-Showa (107) -- Cabahug 33, Raymundo 15, Thiele 10, Saldua 9, F.Ong 9, Abaya 8, Fampulme 8, Bulawan 7, Medina 4, Mendoza 4, Villamin 0, Anacta 0, Difuntorum 0, Guevara 0.

Quarterscores 23-18, 46-39, 57-62, 84-all, 95-all, 110-107.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 10:10 AM
Foscon in third win



FOSCON ShipManagement crushed Manuel Luis Quezon University, 91-83, to climb a share of the lead with Forward Taguig in the 2010 MBL-First Conference invitational basketball tournament at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros Manila.

Jay-Ar Estrada led three other players in double for Foscon Ship, which posted its third straight win in this eight team, two-month long tournament organized by Millennium Basketball League (MBL).

Estrada, a 6-4 former University of the East player finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Foscon, which lead 47-38 at halftime.

Floyd Dedicatoria added 13 points, Eric Suguitan had 12 and Luis Palaganas and Jake Castro contributed 10 points each for the Intramuros-based ShipManagement squad of coach Ricky Alcantara.

Jopher Custodio and Derreck Dizon finished with 16 points each for the Stallions, which dropped to 1-1 win-loss card.


The score

Foscon (91) -- Estrada 16, Dedicatoria 13, Suguitan 12, Palaganas 10, Castro 10, Martinez 9, Alcaraz 6, Manlangit 4, Dy 4, Astrobal 4, Sta Maria 2, De Guzman 2, Paclipan 2.

MLQU (83) -- Custodio 16, Dizon 16, Tamayo 9, Manalansan 9, Rivera 7, Sumayang 4, Lustetica 4, Parapa 3, Manalili 2.

Quarterscores 19-17, 47-38, 74-57, 91-83

McCoy
10-30-2010, 10:14 AM
Wang's. Lyceum wins


Multi-tilted Wang's Ballclub demolished Rizal Technological University, 109-85, to serve notice of its title aspirations in the 2010 MBL-First Conference invitational basketball tournament at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City.

Fresh from capturing the MBL-Open crown, the Mac-Mac Auto Sales supoported Wang's Ballclub completely dominated RTU enrote to a convincing win in this prestigious tournament organized by the Millennium Basketball League (MBL).

Mario Reyes, Romer Diaz and ex-pro Oscar "Biboy" Simon provided the firepower for the Mandaluyong-based Ballclub, which is gunning for another title under the coach-manager tandem of Pablo Lucas and Alex Wang.

Reyes a 6-0 guard former MLQU mainstay sizzled with 18 points, while Diaz a 6-2 fomer PSBA stand-out added 17 points and Simon, who once played for Federal Express in PBA contributed 15 points.

Last year MBL MVP Anthony Cuevas contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds while Romeo Fotue, a 6-0 new recruit from Cameroon added 10 points for Wangs.

Alwin Elinon topscored with 21 points for the Thunders.

In the other game, Lyceum-Showa toppled PJS Law Firm, 69-56, to registered their first win in four outings.

Joseph Abaya scored 12 points to led a balance scoring attack for the Bonnie Tan-mentored Lyceum-Showa, which is also being supported by Ocean Fresh and Tonni's Sport Depot.

Victor Medina Jr added 9 points and Hans Thiele and Patrick Cabahug contributed 8 points each for the Intramuros-based Pirates.

Allan Evangelista and Hermes Sumalinog paced PJS Law Firm with 16 points apiece. PJS Law still win-less in their four games.


The scores

First game

Lyceum-Showa (69) --- Abaya 12, Medina 9, Cabahug 8, Thiele 8, Fampulme 6, Mendoza 6, Saldua 5, Lacap 4, Aqualifull 4, Ong 3, Villamin 2.

PJS Law (56) -- Evangelista 16, H.Sumalinog 16, Epres 9, Hugnatan 8, Gandarosa 4, Capati 2, Constantino 1, Gonzalez 0, Buyco 0, M.Sumalinog 0.

Quarterscores 23-9, 39-23, 54-43, 69-56.

Second game

Wang's Ballcub (109) -- Reyes 18, Diaz 17, Simon 15, Cuevas 10, Fotue 10, Regalado 8, Medina 7, Maurillo 6, Manthe 4, Parapara 4, Villarta 3, Acebron 3, Cruz 2.

RTU (85) -- Elino 21, Brana 10, Bagares 8, Tiu 6, Olaya 6, Balasote 5, Montelibano 5, Paniomogan 5, Santos 3, Sarona 2, Jacinto 2, Fong 2, Mayuyo 2, Acot 2.

Quarterscores 31-22, 51-48, 73-63, 109-85.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 10:16 AM
Taguig, Wangs outplay ivals


Forward Taguig and Wang's Ballclub hammered out similar impressive victories over their respective rivals in the 2010 MBL-First Conference Invitational basketball tournament at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City.

Forward Taguig demolished Rizal Technological University, 89-55, to keep the lead with their fourth straight win while Wang's Ballclub subdued PJS Law Firm, 80-71, to strengthen their bid in this eight-team, two month long tournament organized by Milllennium Basketball League (MBL).

Lou Gatumbato and Jemal Viscarra scored 11 points apiece to lead a balance scoring attack for Forward Taguig of coach Benito "Bing" Victoria and consultant Danny Gavierrez and Mayor Freddie Tinga.

Harold Sta Cruz added 10 points, while Jeff Tajonerta and Galen Cacha contributed nine points each for Travel House-supported-Forward Taguig, which dominated the tempo of the game from start to finish in beating RTU.

Nikko Montelibano carried the fight for the Blue Thunders with 14 points.

Wang's Ballclub inspired by the presence of team owner/manager Alex Wang rode on the game-long brillance of former PBA mainstay Oscar "Biboy" Simon and their three foreign recruit.

Simon, who once suited up for Federal Express/Air21 in the PBA topscored with a team-high 17 points to lead the Pablo Lucas-mentored Wang's Ballclub to its second straight win.

Joshua Manthe a 6-6 missionary from Kansas City USA added 15 points and 10 rebound while Cameroon recruit Romeo Fotue and Henry Becayent, contributed 13 and 10 points respectively for Wang's, which is being supported by Mac-Mac Auto Sales.

Becayent a 6-6 beanpole center added 8 rebound and 4 block shot for the the Mandaluyong-based Wang's Ballclub. Becayent also delighted the crowd with three thunderous dunk on a pick and roll play between him and Fotue.

Former UST stand-out Derreck Hubalde and Allan Evangelista paced PJS Law Firm with 19 and 12 points. PJS Law Firm remained winless in their four outings.

Tournament commissioner is Loreto "Ato" Tolentino.


The scores

First game

Forward Taguig (89) -- Gatumbato 11, Viscarra 11, Sta Cruz 10, Cacha 9, Tajonera 9, Cuan 6, Lumungsod 6,Marquez 6, Kiram 5, Guiyab 5, Medina 4, Dela Cuesta 4, Moody 2.

RIzal Tech. (55) -- Montelibano 14, De Jesus 9, Bagares 7, Paniamogan 6, Balasote 5, Mayoyo 5, Fong 4, Pagente 2, Elinon 2, Ramos 1, Brana 0, Jacinto 0.

Quarterscores 18-14, 42-26, 67-33, 89-55.

Second game

Wang's Ballclub (80) -- Simon 17, Manthe 15, Fotue 13, Becayent 10, Maurillo 6, Diaz 5, Acebron 4, Wang 3, Reyes 3, Medina 3, Villarta 2, Cruz 0.

PJS Law Firm (71) -- D.Hubalde 19, Evangelista 12, H.Sumalinog 9, Epres 8, Constantino 7, Gandarosa 6, N.Huibalde 4, Buyco 3, Ginbzalez 3, M.Sumalinog 0, Capati 0.

Quarterscores 19-21, 41-39, 60-50, 80-71.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 10:22 AM
MLQU topples Wang's; PJS nips RTU
People's Tonight
Sunday, 02 May 2010


MANUEL Luis Quezon University brought down erstwhile unbeaten Wang’s Ballclub, 91-89, for its second win in three matches, even as PJS Law Firm defeated Rizal Techno-logical University, 71-66, in the 2010 MBL-First Conference invitational basketball tournament at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City.

Alvin Vitug and Derreck Dizon provided the 1-2 scoring punch for the Stallions who battled back from an eight-point deficit in the closing minutes to pull the rug from under Wang's Ballclub in the eight-team tournament organized by the Millennium Basketball League (MBL) and supported by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear and PRC Managerial Services.

Vitug scattered 27 points while Dizon added 18 points for the Stallions, who are being handled by coach Sherman Crisostomo and managed by Ma. Victoria Chan.

Romeo Fotue and ex-pro Biboy Simon combined for 45 points for Wang's Ballclub, which fell to 2-1.

PJS Law Firm drew double-digit scores from Allan Evangelista, Rhoel Hugnatan and Hermes Sumalinog to finaly barge into the win column after five outings.

Evangelista, a 6-2 former UST player, topscored with 22 points while Hugnatan, a 6-4 center out of Adamson University, added 14 points for the Monch Gavierres-menotred PJS.

Sumalinog contributed 10 points for PJS.

Goy Bagares carried the fight for the Blue Thunder with 20 points, followed by Nikko Montelibano with 19.

The scores:

First game

MLQU (81) -- Vitug 27, Dizon 18, Manalansan 9, Manalili 7, Sumayang 7, L.Tamayo 7, Parapa 5, N.Tamayo 5, Lustestica 3, Celso 2, Baldevarona 0.

Wang's (79) -- Fotue 29, Simon 20, Reyes 8, Becayent 6, Cuevas 5, Acebron 5, Medina 4, Regalado 3, Diaz 3, Villarta 2, Manthe 2, Parapara 2, Maurillo 0, Cruz 0.

Quarterscores: 20-25, 39-41, 63-68, 81-79.

Second game

PJS Law (71) -- Evangelista 22, Hugnatan 14, H.Sumalinog 10, Gandarosa 9, Capati 6, M.Sumalinog 4, Victoria 3, Buyco 3, Constantino 0, Gonzales 0.

RTU (66) -- Bagares 20, Montelibano 19, Paniamogan 7, Elinon 6, Montecillo 5, Pagente 5,Fong 2, Balasote 2, Brana 0.

Quarterscores: 10-11, 25-26, 52-46, 71-66.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 10:25 AM
Taguig stays unbeaten
People's Tonight
Monday, 03 May 2010



FIVE down, two to go for Forward Taguig.

Forward Taguig overcame moments of complacency to subdue multi-titled Wang’s Ballclub, 85-73, and tighten its grip on the solo lead withits fifth straight win in the 2010 MBL Open (First Conference) basketball championship at the C.P.Tinga gym in Taguig City.

Eric De la Cuesta scattered a team-high 18 points, including five from the rainbow area, to help the Bing Victoria mentored-Forward Taguig keep its unbeaten record in this eight-team tournament organized by Millennium Basketball League (MBL) and supported by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear and PRC Managerial Services.

Jemal Viscarra added 13 points, Billy Moody contributed nine points and Lou Gatumbato and Harold Sta. Cruz had eight points each for Taguig.

Ex-pro Biboy Simon carried the fight for Wang's Ballclub with a game-high 25 points, followed by Romeo Fotue with 11 points and Fil-Am Anthony Cuevas with 10 points.

Wang’s Ballclub, which is being handled by coach Pablo Lucas and manager Alex Wang, went down to its second straight defeat after opening with tow straight victories.

Former Supreme Court Associate Justice Dante Tinga graced the event, along with Taguig City Mayor Sigfrido “Freddie: Tinga, Vice Mayor George Elias and District 1 councilors Arnel Cerafica and GamalielSan Pedro.

Also present were former PBA player-turned-commissioner Loreto “Ato” Tolentino and tournament director Albert Andaya.


The scores

Forward Taguig (85) -- Dela Cuesta 18, Viscarra 13, Moody 9, Gatumbato 8, Sta Cruz 8, Marquez 5, Cacha 5, Lumungsod 5, Guiyab 5, Tajonera 5, Bautista 3, Medina 2, Cuan 1, Kiram 0.

Wang's Ballclub ( 73) -- Simon 25, Fotue 11, Cuevas 10, Diaz 7, Regalado 6, Becayent 6, Reyes 5, Medina 2, Vallena 2, Parapara 2, Maurillo 0.

Quarterscores 18-17, 38-34, 55-49, 85-73.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 10:27 AM
Wang's, Lyceum gain



Reigning National Inter-Club champion Wang's Ballclub subdued erstwhile unbeaten Foscon ShipManagement, 94-91, in overtime to bounced back in contention in the 2010 MBL-First Conference Invitational basketball tournament at Lyceum in Intramuros, Manila.

Handled by coach Pablo Lucas and led by Romeo Fotue and ex-pro Oscar "Biboy" Simon, Wang's Ballclub outscored Foscon in the pivotal stretch in overtime to escape with the win in this prestigous tournament organized by Millennium Basketball League (MBL)

Fotue, a 6-2 recruit from Emilio Aguinaldo College finished with a team high 22 points as he presided Wang's Ballclub several scoring burst in the last quarter and in overtime to registered their third win in five outings.

Simon, a 6-2 former Air21/FedEx mainstay added 18 points including a long three-points from the side with 5 seconds left in the regulation to send the game into overtime.

Fil-Am Anthony Cuevas and Missionary Joshua Manthe, both standing 6-6 also shone in offense and defense for the MacMac Auto Sales supported- Wang's Ballclub contributing 10 points each and combining for 20 rebounds.

Wang's, which is being managed personally by Alex Wang also had former PBA defenssive player Romulo "Mulong' Orillosa on the bench as the team defenssive coach.

Luis Palaganas topscored with 16 points for Foscon which suffered their first loss after winning their first three games. Joining Palaganas were Eric Suguitan who had 14 points and 10 rebounds, Erwin Sta Maria who added 13 points and Jay-Ar Estrada who contributed 12 points.

Equally impressive was Lyceum of the Philippine-Showa which outlasted Manuel L. Quezon University, 81-63, for its second straight win in five matches.

Joseph abaya scattered 16 points, while Patrick Cabahug added 15 points for the Bonnie Tan-mentored Pirates.

Mark Fampulme, who saw action for University of the East had 11 points and 12 rebounds for Lyceum, which is also being supported by Ocean Fresh and Tonni's Sports Depot.

Mark Tamayo led the Stallions with 14 points, followed by Alvin Vitug with 13 points and Chris Manalili with 12 points. MLQU dropped to 2-2 win-loss card.

The scores
First game

Lyceum-Showa (81) -- Abaya 16, Cabahug 15, Fampulme 11, Thiele 8, Aqualifull 7, Bulawan 7, Ong 6, Villamin 4, Raymundo 3, Lacap 2, Anacta 2, Medina 0, Guevara 0.

MLQU (63) -- M.Tamayo 14, Vitug 13, Manalili 12, Dizon 8, Custodio 7, Urbano 4, L.Tamayo 3, Lustestica 2, Baldevarona 0, Sumayang 0.

Quarterscores 22-15, 35-29, 57-46, 81-63.

Second game

Wang's Ballclub (94) --Fotue 22, Simon 18, Cuevas 10, Manthe 10, Reyes 8, Baltazar 5, Regalado 2, Medina 2, Claveria 2, Villarta 2, Vallena 2.

Foscon (91) -- Palaganas 16, Suguitan 14, Sta Maria 13, Estrada 12, Castro 10, Dedicatoria 6, Alcaraz 6, Manlangit 3, Paclipan 3 Astrobal 3, De Guzman 2.

Quarterscores 19-25, 48-43, 62-65, 82-82, 94-91.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 10:30 AM
Lyceum, PJS wins


Lyceum of the Philippine University-Showa and PJS Law Firm fashioned out contrasting victoried over their respective rivals in the 2010 MBL-First Conference Invitational basketball tournament at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City.

Lyceum-Showa demolished Rizal technological University, 72-53, while PJS Law Firm crushed Foscon ShipManagement, 58-53, to remain in contention in this eight team tournament organized by Millennium Basketball League (MBL) supported by PRC Managerial Services, Dickies Underwear, Victory Liner and Smart Communication.

Four mainstay led by San Seabstian College stand-out Pamboy Raymundo scored in double figures for Lyceum-Showa, which is being handled by coach Bonnie Tan and assistant coaches Billy Reyes and Christopher Brower.

Raymundo topscored with 14 points and dishing out 10 assist for Lyceum-Showa, which registered their third straight win after suffering three consecutive losses fo a 3-3 win-loss card.

Gilbert Bulawan another SSC mainstay added 13 points, Mark Fampulme had 12 points and Joseph Abaya contributed 10 points for Lyceum-Showa which also being supported by Ocean Fresh and Toni's Sport Depot.

Mark Trindad paced the Blue Thunders with a game-hig 22 points. RTU fell to 0-4 record.

PJS Law Firm, which is being handled by coach Monch Gavierrez got a combined 40-points from Hermes Sumalinog, Vic Epres and Marc Victoria to deal Foscon ShipManagement their second consecutive loss.

Sumalinog, a 6-0 former Adamson University mainstay finished with 14 points while Epres and Victoria contibuted 13 points each for PJS Law Firm, which posted their sceond win in six outings.

Former University of the East player Jay-Ar Estrada carried the fight for Foscon with 15 points, followed by Alfie Martinez with 11 points. Foscon dropped to 3-2 mark



The scores

First game

PJS Law (58) -- H.Sumalinog 14, Epres 13, Victoria 13, Gonzalez 7, Zablan 6, Buyco 3, M.Sumalinog 2, Constantino 2.

Foscon (53) -- Estrada 15, Martinez 13, Palaganas 9, Alcaraz 5, Labagala 5, Suguitan 5, Castro 2, De Guzman 1, Dy 0, Villaflor 0, Paclipan 0,

Quarterscores 19-7, 31-15, 44-27, 58-53.

Second game

Lyceum-Showa (72) -- Raymundo 14, Bulawan 13, Fampulme 12, Abaya 10, Ong 6, Aqualifull 6, Villamin 5, Saldua 4, Cabahug 2, Thiele 0, Anacta 0, Lacap 0.

RTU (53) -- Trinidad 22, Brana 6, Montelibano 5, Bagares 4, Sarona 4, Pagente 4, Tiu 2, Foong 2, Balasote 0, Lee 0, Ramos 0.

Quarterscores 24-18, 41-31, 56-41, 72-53.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 10:31 AM
RTU shocks MLQU


Rizal Technological University demolished Manuel Luis Quezon University, 85-69, to post their first win in five outings in the 2010 MBL-Open basketball tournament at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City.

Mark Trinidad scored 24 points, Goy Bagares16, Mark Brania 15, Nikko Montelibano 10.


Alvin Vitug carried the fight for the Stallions with 25, followed by Charles Parapa with 14 points and Jopher Custodio and Dereck Dizon with 10 points apiece. MLQU dropped to 2-3 win-loss card.


The scores

RTU (85) -- Trinidad 24, Bagares 16, Brania 15, Montelibano 10, Montecillo 9, Pagente 6, Sarona 2, Tiu 2, Foong 1, Balasote 0, Elinon 0.

MLQU (69) -- Vitug 25, Parapa 14, Custodio 10, Dizon 10, Manalili 4, Urbano 2, Celso 2, Lustestica 2, Rivera 0, Sumayang 0.

Quarterscores 22-11, 38-31, 61-47, 85-69.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 10:34 AM
Lyceum, Foscon triumph


Lyceumn of the Philippine-Showa and Foscon ShipManagement fashioned out similar copntasting victories over their respective rivals in the 2010 MBL-Invitational basketball tournmanet at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City.

Lyceum-Showa survived Wang's Ballclub, 79-78, , while Foscon outlasted Rizal Technological University, 84-73, in a pair of important matches in this eight-team month long tournament organized by Millennium Basketball League (MBL).

Four mainstay led by former Mapua stand-out Erwin Sta Maria scored in double-figures for Foscon Ship, which battled back from a 27-41 deficit at halftime to clinch the win.

Eric Suguitan, a 6-6 mainstay of PBL champion Excelroof added 17 points and 13 rebounds as he completely outplayed Blue Thunders big men under the board.

Jay-Ar Estrada contributed 12 points and John Paul Alcaraz and Jake Castro had 10 points each for Intramuros-based Foscon of coach Ricky Alcantara.

Foscon improved its record to 3-3 win-poss card to join idle Wang's Ballcub for third place.

Lyceym-Showa which is handled by assistant coaches Billy Reyes and Chris Brower in the absence of regular coach Bonnie Tan relied on Eder Saldua in the last minute to frustrate Wang's Ballclub and posted their four straight win in seven outings for a solo second place behind leader Forward Taguig (5-0).

Saldua, a 6-2 former Far Eastern University mainstay hits six straight free throw in the last 55 seconds to escape with the win.

Patrick Cabahug topscores for Lyceum-Showa with 14 points, while Saldua, Hans Thiele, Mark Fampulme, and Gilbert Bulawan contributed 10 points apiece.

Mario Reyes carried the fight for Wang's Ballclub with 22 points, followed by Romeo Fotue with 20 points and Ryan Regalado with 10 points. Wang's Ballclub dropped to 3-3 win-loss card.

The scores

First game

Foscon (84) -- Sta Maria 20, Suguitan 17, Estrada 12, Alcaraz 10, Castro 10, Martinez 6, Paclipan 4, Dy 2, Castro 2, De Guzman 2, Villaflor 2.

RTU (73) -- Bagares 18, Elinon 16, Trinidad 15, Brania 8, Pagente 5, Montelibano 5, Foong 3, Ramos 2, Tiu 0, Balasote 0, Sarona 0.

Quarterscores 10-26, 27-41, 54-50, 84-73.

Second game

Lyceum-Showa (79) -- Cabahug 14, Thiele 10, Fampulme 10, Saldua 10, Bulawan 10, Raymundo 8, Abaya 7, Villamin 4, Aqualifull 4, Anacta 2, Medina 0, Ong 0.

Wang's (78) -- Reyes 22, Fotue 20, Regalado 10, Manthe 8, Simon 5, Cuevas 4, Vallena 3, Medina 2, Villarta 2, Diaz 2, Maurillo 0.

Quarterscores 16-18, 43-32, 64-53, 79-78.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 10:46 AM
Taguig crush MLQU


Forward Taguig demolished Manuel Luis Quezon University, 103-64, to post their sixth straight win in the 2010 MBL-First Conference basketball tournament at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros Manila.


Handled by coach Benny Victoria and supported by Mayor Freddi Tinga, Taguig got doubel digit scores from Jemal Vizcarra, Lou Gatumbato and Harold Sta Cruz to frustrate the Stallions

Viscarra, 6-2 former UST stand-out topscoed with 19 points, Gatumbato added 17 points and Sta Cruz contributed 14 points for Forward Taguig which is also being supported by Travel House and Enhance Cargo Movers Corporation

MLQU coach by Sherman Crisostomo pacd by Roy Urbano with 14 points followed by Eboy Sumayang with 13 and Derreck Dizon with 11 points.

The scores

Forward Taguig (103) -- Viscara 19, Gatumbato 17, Sta Cruz 14, Dela Cuesta 8, Cacha 8, Guiyab 7, Bautista 5, Reguera 5, Marquez 4, Cuan 4, Tajonera 3, Moody 2, De Castro 2, Kiram 2.

MLQU (64) -- Urbano 14, Sumayang 13, Dizon 11, Custodio 7, Baldevarona 7, Celso 6, Manalili 4, Crisostomo 2.

Quartercores 36-19, 58-33, 80-46, 103-64.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 10:48 AM
@ Forward Taguig complete sweep


Forward Taguig crushed Foscon Ship Manangement,85-68, to complete a rare seven sweep at the end of elimination in the 2010 MBL-Invitational basketball tournament at the UM gym in Gastambide Manila.

Jemal Viscarra a 6-2 rrecruit from University of Sto Tomas scattered 16 points to lead the Benito "Bing" Victoria mentored Forward Taguig to victory in this prestigious tournament organized by Millennium Basketball League (MBL) and supported by PRC Managerial Services, Dickies Underwear, Victory Liner, WG Diners chain of restaurant and Smart Communication.

Harold Sta Cruz added 11 points and Lou Gatumabato and Ariel De Castro contributed 10 points apiece for Forward Taguig, which is being suppported by Travel House and Enhance Cargo Movers Corporation.

Jay-Ar Estrada topscored with 11 points for Foscon ShipManagement, followed by Lus Palaganas, Erwin Sta Maria and Eric Suguitan with 10 points each. Foscon dropped to 4-3 win-loss mark for third place along with Lyceum-Showa.




Stallions outclassed Tigers


Manuel Luis Quezon University relied on the duo of Jopher Custodio and Eboy Sumayang to turn back hard fighting University of Sto Tomas, 98-96, at the close of elimination round of the 2010 MBL-Invitational basketball tournament at the newly build Tiger City gymnasium in Boni Ave. Mandaluyong City.

Custodio, a 6-2 mainstay of Agri Nurture in the PBL routed all guards throw against him to score a game-high 34 points, while Suamayang, a 5-8 guard added 16 points 4 points in the last minute to power the Stallions to its third win in seven matches in this annual tournament supported by PRC Managerial Services, Dickies Underwear, WG Diners Chain of Restaurant, Victory Liners and Smart Communication.

Tonton Lustestica, a 5-9 veteran guard contributed 14 points for MLQU, which is being handled by coach Sherman Crisostomo and managed personally by sportswoman Ma. Victoria Chan.

With the win MLQU clinched the NO. 5 slot and will goes up against No. 4 Lyceum-Showa in the quarterfinals round.

Jeric Teng finished with 23 points for the Tigers, followed by Clark 'Tata" Bautista and Carmelo Afuang with 20 points apiece, Jeric Fortuna with 19 points and Chris Camus with 11 points.

UST dropped to 3-4 win-loss card for the No. 6 spot and will battle No. 3 Foscon in the quarterfinals.


The scores

MLQU (98) -- Custodio 34, Sumayang 16, Lustestica 14, Baldevarona 7, Celso 6, L.Tamayo 5, Manalili 5, Parapa 5, Crisostomo 3, Urbano 2, Manalansan 0.

UST-Dickies (96) -- Teng 23, Bautista 20, Afuang 20, Fortuna 19, Camus 11, Aytona 1, Marquez 0, Tinte 0, Que 0, Ungria 0, Wong 0.

Quarterscores 16-22, 47-45, 72-63, 98-96.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 10:52 AM
Foscon, Lyceum clinched semis berth



@ Foscon oust UST

Foscon Shp Management slammed the door on University of Sto Tomas with a 75-65,to clinched a semifinals berth in the 20101 MBL-First conference Open basketball tournament at the Aquinas gym in City of San Juan.

Erwin Sta Maria, Floyd Dedicatoria and Robert Labagala combined for 35 points to lead the Ricky Alcanatara-mentored Foscon five to surprisingly easy victory over the Tigers.

Sta Maria, a 6-2 former Mapua stand-out topscored with 14 points, Dedicatoria, a 6-4 former Jose Rizal University satand-out added 11 points and Labagala, a5-9 former University of the East mainstay contributed 10 points for the Intramuros-based team, which will next face Wang's ballclub in the semifinals.

Sta Maria also shone in defense as he and Luis Palagans alternating on defensing and limiting UST high scoring guard Clark "Tata" Bautista. to only 10 points.

Jeric Fortuna finished with 24 points for UST followed by Jeric Ten with 19 points.


The score
FosconShip (75) -- Sta Maria 14, Dedicatoria 11, Labagala 10, Suguitan 8, Palaganas 7, Estrada 7, Albo 6, Martinez 5, Dy 4, Baguion 4, Castro 0.
UST-Dickies (65) -- Fortuna 24, Teng 19, Bautista 10, Afuang 4, Camus 3, Mariano 3, Wong 2, Aytona 2, Tinter 0 Que 0, Sheriff 0, Marquez 0.
Quarterscores 10-4, 29-22, 57-43, 75-65.



@ Lyceum oust MLQU


Lyceum of the Philippines-Showa subdued Manuel Luis Quezon University, 80-75, to clinched a semifinals berth in the 20101 MBL-First Conference Open basketball tournament at the Aquinas gym in City of San Juan.

Handled by coach Bonnie Tan, the Intramuros based team leaned on Calvin Abueva, Victor Medina Jr. and Gilbert Bulawan to frustrate the Stallions and gain a semifinal match-up with elimination round topnocher Forward Taguig.

Abueva, a 6-2 stand-out of NCAA champion San Sebastian College topscored with 22 points as he outplayed all Stallions players throw against him.

Medina, a 6-0 former Pirates added 15 points, while Bulawan, a 6-4 forward also from San Sebastian College contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Fritz Gerald Ong, Andrei Mendoza and Mark Fampulme also played well for Lyceum, which is also being supported by Ocean Fresh and Toni"s Sport Depot.

Alvin Vitug carried the fight for the Stallions of coach Sherman Crisostomo with 13 points, followed by Leo Tamayo and Roy Urbano with 12 points apiece and Eboy Sumayang with 10 points.

The other semifinals match fit No. 2 seed Wang's Ballclub against Foscon ShipManagement


The scores

Lyceum-Showa (80) -- Abueva 22, Medina 15, Bulawan 14, Ong 10, Mendoza 6, Villamin 5, Fampulme 4, Aqualifull 2, Thiele 2, Abaya 0, Raymundo 0, Lacap 0, Anacta 0.

MLQU (75) -- Vitug 13, Tamayo 12, Urbano 12, Sumayang 11, Custodio 7, Dizon 6, Baldevarona 5, Manalili 4, Lustestica 3, Manalansan 2, Parapa 0, Celso 0.

Quarterscores 22-12, 37-26, 61-41, 80-75

McCoy
10-30-2010, 10:56 AM
Lyceum, Foscon stays alive



@ Lyceum stuns Taguig

Lyceum-Showa brought down earstwhile unbeaten and No. one seed Forward Taguig, 85-84, behind Jimbo Aquino's three points shot in the 2010 MBL-Open basketball tournament at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros Manila.

Aquino, a 5-11 guard out of NCAA champion San Sebastian Collegee, hit the game winner after Taguig Lou Gatumbato gives Forward Taguig a two point lead, 84-82, with 11 seconds left to escape with the win and stay on the hunt for a finals berth in this eight team tournament organized by Millennium Basketball League (MBL).

Forward Taguig appeared headed for a victory when Jeff Tajonera and Gatumbato scored five straight points fo a commanding 82-78, entering the last two minute mark.

But Aquino, who was voted the 2009 NCAA Finals MVP teamed-up with fellow San Sebastian College stand-out Calvin Abueva in the fiery 7-2 run in the last minute to clinch the win for Lyceum-Showa and force a rubber match for the finals berth.

Abueva, a 6-2 find from Pampanga topscored with 21 points for Lyceum, which is being supported by Ocean Fresh and Toni's Sports Depot.

Aquino added 18 points and local boy Victor Medina Jr. contributed 12 points for the Intramuros-based squad of coach Bonnie Tan.

Assisting Tan on the bench were Billy Reyes, Christopher Brower and Nelson Gatdula.

Gatumbato, a 5-9 guard from St Benilde College lead Forward Taguig of coach Bing Victoria with 21 points, followed by Harold Sta Cruz and Jemal Viscarra with 14 points apiece and Paul Reguera with 11 points.

The tournament is supported by PRC Couries, Dickies UnderWear, WG Diners Chain of restaurant and Smart Communication.

The scores

Lyceum-Showa (85) -- Abueva 21, Aquino 18, Medina 14, Abaya 8, Fampulme 5, Bulawan 5, Thiele 5, Ong 4, Villamin 3, Raymundo 2, Mendoza 0, Aqualifull 0.

Forward Taguig (84) -- Gatumbato 21, Sta Cruz 14, Viscarraa 14, Reguerra 11, De Castro 6, Tajonera 5, Marquez 4, Dela Cuesta 4, Cacha 2, Moody 0, Cuan 0, Guiyab 0.

Quarterscores 20-19, 44-44, 63-62, 85-84.


@ Foscon shocks Wangs


The scores

Foscon (90) -- Labagala 14, Dedicatoria 11, Suguitan 11, Estarda 9,Dy 9, Sta Maria 8, Palaganas 7,Villaflor 4, De Guzman 4, Martinez 3, Castro 2, Albo, Paclipan 0.

Wangs (78) -- Vallena 16, Fotue 13, Reyes 12, Manthe 10, Cuevas 10, Baltazar 8, Medina 6, Rivas 0, Maurillo 0. Parapara 0.

Quarterscores 20-17, 37-40, 67-68, 90=78.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 10:58 AM
Foscon in Finals


Foscon ShipMangement crushed Wang's Ballclub, 85-64, to clinched the first finals berth in the 2010 MBL-Open basketball tournamnet at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros Manila.

Handled by Ricky Alcantara and assistant coach Jerwin Gaco, Foscon lean on the hot hands of Luis Palaganas and Erwin Sta Maria to frustaate Wang's Ballclub for a finals berth.

Palaganas, a 6-2 recruit from Umiversity of the East topscored with 25 points, while Sta Maria, a 6-2 former Mapua stand-out added 21 points for Foscon who needed to beat Wang's Ballclub twice.

Last week, Foscon defeated Wang's, 90-78, to forced a rubbermatch.

Jay-Ar Estrada, Ryan Dy, Robert Labagaala and Eric Suguitan alos contributed well for the Intramuros-based Foscon five.

Former FedEx mainstay Oscar "Biboy" Simon and Fil-Am Anthony Cuevas carried the fight for Wang's Ballclub with 16 points apiece. Mario Reyes contributed 10 points.

A big disappointment was Wang's Camerronian recruit Romeo Fotue who just managed to scored only three points on tight defense put on him by Foscon.

Foscon will meet the winner between No. 1 seed Forward Taguig and Lyceum-Showa.


The scores
Foscon (85) -- Palaganas 25, Sta Maria 21, Estrada 7, Dy 7, Suguitan 6, Labagala 6, Castro 5, Martinez 3, Manlangit 3, Paclipo0n 2, Dedicatoria 0, De Guzman 0, Villaflor 0.

Wang's (64) -- Cuevas 16, Simon 16, Reyes 10, Manthe 4, Baltazar 4, Fotue 3, Villarta 3, Medina 3, Maurillo 3, Parapara 2,Valllena 2.

Quarterscores 18-11, 36-30, 56-47, 85-64

McCoy
10-30-2010, 11:01 AM
Forward Taguig vs Foscon in MBL Finals


It will be Forward Taguig vs Foscon ShipManagemnet in the finals of the 20101 Millennium Basketball League (MBL)- Open basketball tournament at the Lyceum gym.

Forward Taguig crushed Lyceum-Showa, 102-86, to set-up a winner-take-all title showdown with Foscon.

Foscon Ship handled by coach Ricky Alcantara and managed by Jake Castro defeated Wang's Ballclub twice (98-68 and 85-64) in the semifinals to clinched the first finals berth.

Former FedEx mainstay Nino Marquez teamed-up with Lou Gatumbato, Harold Sta Cruz and Jemal Viscarra to power the Freddie Tinga's Forward Taguig to clinched the second finals berth in this eight team tournament supported by PRC Couriers, Dickies Underwear, Victory Liner, W.G. Diners and Smart Communication.

Marquez finished with 16 points, followed by Gatumbato with 15 points and Sta Cruz and Viscarra with 13 points each for Forward Taguig of coach Benito "Bing" Victoria.

Forward Taguig, whom is being supported by Travel House and Enhance Cargo Movers Corporation also got big games from big men Ariel De Castro, Galen Cacha, Arden Guiyab and wingmen Patrick Medina and Jerry Lumungsod.

Fritz Gerald Ong carried the fight for the Bonnie Tan-metored Lyceum-Showa with a game-high 27 points while San Sebastian College recruit Calvin Abueva and Pamboy Raymundo contributed 19 and 13 points respectively.

Last week Lyceum, which is also being supported by Ocean Fresh and Toni's Sports Depot downed Forward Taguig, 85-84, behind Jimbo Aquino game-long brilliance to force a rubbermatch


The scores

Forward Taguig (102) -- Marquez 16, Gatumbato 15, Sta Cruz 13, Viscarra 13, De Castro 7, Cacha 7, Guiyab 7, Lumungsod 7, Tajonera 7, Dela Cuesta 4, Medina 3, Moody 2, Cuan 0, Reguerra 0.

Lyceum-Showa (86) -- H.Ong 27, Abueva 19, Raymundo 13, Bulawan 7, Villamin 6, Anacta 4, Fampulme 3, Medina 3, Thiele 2, Lacap 2Abaya 0, Mendoza 0, Aqualifull 0.

Quarterscores 21-19, 45-40, 69-59, 102-96.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 11:07 AM
Forward Taguig captures title
People's Tonight
Wednesday, 09 June 2010


FORWARD Taguig added another feather to its cap by winning this year’s MBL Open basketball championship.

Led by former University of Santo Tomas standout Jemal Viscarra, Forward Taguig opened up a huge lead early in the game and then staved off repeated rallies by Foscon Ship Management to hack out an 82-72 win and capture the title before another big crowd at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.

Viscarra, who was also named as Most Valuable Player (MVP), scattered a game-high 19 points to lead Forward Taguig of coach Bing Victoria and Mayor Freddie Tiñga to its title-clinching ninth win in 10 matches in the eight-team tournament supported by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear, PRC Managerial Services, WG Diner and Victory Liner.

Viscarra’s superb offensive effort against Foscon’s tight defense included four three-point shots that keyed Forward Taguig’s decisive breakaway in the winner-take-all encounter.

Overall, Forward Taguig finished the tournament with a 9-1 win-loss record, including a seven-game sweep in the elimination round. The team’s only setback came at the hands of last year’s champion Lyceum-Showa, 84-85, in the crossover semis.

“We’re very happy to win this title in our first try in the league,” said Victoria, who is being assisted on the bench.by consultant Danny Gavierres and Ronnie Cahanding.

Harold Sta. Cruz and Eric de la Cuesta added 11 points each, while Lou Gatumbato contributed 10 points for Forward Taguig, which is being supported by Travel House and Enhance Cargo Movers.

Eric Suguitan, a 6-6 recruit from PBL champion Excelroof, paced Foscon with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Erwin Sta Maria, a mainstay of the Philippine Patriots team that clinched the first Asian Basketball League (ABL), added 15 points, while Robert Labagala contributed 11 points.

Former Senator John Osmeña awarded the trophies to the winners, assisted by MBL commissioner Loreto "Ato" Tolentino and tournament director Albert Andaya.

Lyceum-Showa clinched third place, while Wang's Ballclub finished fourth.

The two-month long tournament was also participated in by University of Santo Tomas-Dickies, Manuel Luis Quezon University, PJS Law Firm and Rizal Technological University.


The scores:

Forward Taguig (82) -- Viscarra 19, Sta. Cruz 11, Dela Cuesta 11, Gatumbato 10, Marquez 8, Guiyab 7, Tajonera 6, De Castro 4, Cacha 2, Medina 2, Reguera 2, Cuan 0.

Foscon Ship (72) -- Suguitan 16, Sta. Maria 15, Labagala 11, Dedicatoria 8, Baguion 5, Castro 4, Palaganas 3, Martinez 3, Albo 3, Dy 2, Villaflor 2.

Quarterscores: 23-17, 45-33, 70-50, 82-72.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 12:08 PM
MBL- Second Conference
Invitational basketball tournament

Nine teams led by defending champion Wang's Ballclub will participate in this month-long tournament organized by Millennium Basketball League and supported by Smarts Sports, Dickies Underwear and PRC Couriers.

Out to challenge Wangs Ballclub for the crown were Lyceum of the Philippines, Manuel Luis Quezon University, Rizal Technological University, Star Group of Company, Philippine Air Force, EJM Pawnshop and Hobe Bihon.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 12:14 PM
Star, MLQU in big start

Manuel Luis Quezon University survived a gallant stand by Lyceum of the Philippines to eke out a morale boosting 73-72, while Star Group of Company brought down EJM Pawnshop, 62-58, to start their title campaign
in the 2010 MBL-Invitational basketball tournament at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros Manila.

Jopher Custodio follow-up a miss shot by teammate in the last 12 seconds to delivered the clutch basket for the Sherman Crisostomo-mentored Stallions, which battled back from a 12 points down at the start of the lasr quarter.

Custodio, a 6-3 forward topscored with 20 points for MLQU followed by Jack Manalansan with 9 points, Alvin Vitug and Erick Dizon with 8 points each.

Frit Gerald Ong led the Pirates of coach Bonnie Tan with game-high 20 points. Rich Guevarra and Joseph Abaya contributed 10 points apiece.

Lyceum has a chance to snatch the win but Chris Cayabyab miss an open shot with as timne expired.

Handled by Reme Recto and Mike Maneze, Star Group relied on Jong Bondoc, Dennis Rodriguez and Virgilio Roque to turn back EJM Pawnshop in another closely fought encounter.

Bondoc scattered 16 points and 10 rebounds for Star Group, whuile Rodriguez added 9 points in a three out three in 3-points shot and Roque contributed 8 points.

Allan Evangelista and MC Caceres carried the fight for EJM Pawnshop with 15 and 12 points respectively.

MLQU sports matriach Ma. Victoria Chan toss the ceremonial ball assisted by commissioner Loreto "Ato" Tolentino.


The scores

First game

MLQU (73) -- Custodio 25, Manalansan 9, Vitug 8, Dizon 8, Urbano 6, Celso 4, D.Uduba 4, Lustestica 4, Sumayang 2, Cruz 2, J.Uduba 0, Parapa 0, Lee 0, Gile 0.

Lycevm (72) -- F.Ong 20, Abaya 10, Guevarra 10, Lacap 8, Riamndo 8, Fampulme 6, Cayabyab 5, Anakta 5, S.Ko 4, Azores 2, Santos 2, Francisco 0.

Quarterscores 17-18, 38-37, 49-61, 73-72.

Second game

Star Group (62) -- Bondoc 16, Rodriguez 9, Roque 8, Ortega 6, Geocada 6, Corbin 5, Coquilla 4, Reducto 2, Bartolome 2, Reyes 2, Martinez 2, Tabang 0.

EJM Pawnshop (58) --Evangelsita 15, Caceres 12, Zablan 8, Hubalde 8, Santos 5, Mabayo 2, Reyes 2, Morillo 2, Cacha 2, Sta Maria 1, Escosio 1, Marcos 0, Doruelo 0, Bibe 0.

Quarterscores 17-10, 31-25, 47-44, 62-59.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 12:16 PM
MLQU, Wang’s outplay rivals

People's Tonight
Wednesday, 22 September 2010


Games today:(RTU gym)

7 p.m. -- AirForce vs. Royal BC
8:30 p.m. -- Hobe Bihon vs. EJM Pawnshop


JOPHER Custodio saved the day for Manuel Luis Quezon University for the second straight game.

Custodio came from nowhere to score on a putback as time expired to lift MLQU to a thrilling 80-78 win over the Star Group of Publications in the MBL Invitational basketball championship at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros Manila.

Custodio’s game-winning basket came after Dennis Rodriguez of Star Group tied the score for the last time at 78-all on a long three-point shot with 10 seconds left and Alvin Vitug of MLQU missed a contested jumper from the right corner.

The 6-3 Custodio then eluded his guard and darted from nowhere for the winning putback against a phalanx of Star defenders just before the final buzzer sounded.

The win enabled the Sherman Crisostomo-mentored Stallions to take the solo lead with two straight wins and relegate the Starmen to 1-1 in this tournament supported by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear and PRC Managerial Services.

Custodio finished with a game-high 20 points for the Quiapo-based team, which debuted with a similar come-from-behind 73-72 win over Lyceum of the Philippines last week.

Vitug contributed 19 points, Roy Urbano added 12 and Erick Dizon contributed 10 for the Stallions, who are being personally managed by Ma. Victoria Chan.

Rodriguez led Star Group with 18 points, followed by Gil Roque with 17, Jong Bondoc with 15 and Lester Reyes with 10.

The win overshadowed defending champion Wang's Ballclub, which survived a gallant stand by Philippine Air Force, 82-72.

Former Talk and Text player Jonathan Aldave scored 17 points for the Mandaluyong-based squad of coach Pablo Lucas and playing manager Alex Wang.

Four other players -- Mario Reyes, Daniel Martinez, American missionary Joshua Manthe and comebacking Richard Litonjua – also scored in double figures for Wang’s, which bucked the loss of ace gunner Biboy Simon and Fil-Am Anthony Cuevas.

Simon hurt himself while chasing a loose ball early in the match and did not return, while Cuevas was thrown out of the game by MBL commissioner Ato Tolentino for a punching foul late in the second period.

Stepping up in Cuevas’ absence was veteran Mike Piodo, who provided the defensive muscle for Wang’s, which also has Macky Villarta as assistant coach and Romulo Orillosa as consultant.

Vin Idanan finished with 19 points for the Airmen, followed by Paulino Fernandez with 14 points.

Air Force playing coach and former University of the East guard Alvin Zuñiga, surprised his Wang’s Ballclub counterparts with his superb ball handling skills and finished with 13 points, including a pair of three-pointers that kept the game close.


The scores:

First game

MLQU (80) -- Vitug 20, Custodio 19, Urbano 12, Dizon 10, Manalansan 6, Parapa 4, Cryz 3, Lustestica 2, Sumayang 2, D.Uduba 2, Cruz 0, Gile 0, Celso 0, J. Uduba 0, Mendoza 0.

Star (78) -- Rodriguez 18, Roque 17, Bondoc 15, Reyes 11, Coquilla 8, Ortega 5, Martinez 2, Bartolome 2, Corbin 0, Reducto 0, Geocada 0, Tabang 0.

Quarterscores: 23-21, 37-38, 58-61, 80-78.

Second game

Wang's (82) -- Aldave 17, Reyes 15, Martinez 12, Manthe 11, R.Litonjua 10, Orera 9, Sacay 4, Diaz 3, Regalado 2, Piodo 2, Simon 0, Cuevas 0, D.Litonjua 0.

Air Force (72) -- Idanan 19, Fernandez 14, Zuniga 13, Pascual 10, Bandong 6, Jimenez 5, Taneza 3, Torres 2. Araneta 2, Tongio 0, Duenas 0, Hernandez 0, Torquilla 0.

Quarterscores : 17-23, 31-41, 59-52, 82-72.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 12:23 PM
Royale BC, Hobe wins


Royale Business Club International, 86, Philippine Air Force 60.



Handled by Ferdie Orna and manager Bong Paggabao, the Beauty and Wellnes product endorser lean on Leemore Boliver 25 points, Floyd Dedicatoria 17 points, Jaymo Eguilos 16 points and Toto Bandaying 10 points.

Hobe Bihon, 101, EJM Pawnshop 86.


The Junnel Mendiola-mentored Hobe Bihon elied on Leima Navarro, who scores 25 points, Paul Santiago who scores 17 points, Terry Amir who scores 15 points and Braulio Lim and Nino Marquez who scores 10 points apiece.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 12:27 PM
Wang’s, Star Group win again

Peoples Tonight
Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Games today: (Lyceum gym)
7 p.m. -- EJM Pawnshop vs. Air Force
8:30 p.m. -- Lyceum vs. Royale BC

DEFENDING champion Wang's Ballclub held off erstwhile solo leader Manuel Luis Quezon University, 100-95, while Star Group of Publications subdued debuting Rizal Technological University, 100-92, in the 2010 MBL Invitational basketball championship at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City.

Wang’s got a big lift from veteran guard Mario Reyes and former Talk and Text mainstay Jonathan Aldave to stave off repeated rallies by MLQU and clinch its second straight win in this nine-team tournament supported by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear and PRC Managerial Services.

Reyes, who onceplayed for Spring Cooking Oil of national shooter Tac Padilla,scored four straight points in the last 35 seconds to shatter the game’s last deadlock at 95-all and came up with a huge steal to frustrate the Stallions’ final offensive play.

Aldave topscored with 21 points, including a back-breaking three-point shot that put Wang’s ahead, 89-87, after Alvin Vitug nailed his own three-pointer for 87-86 lead for MLQU.

American missionary Joshua Manthe also played big for the Mandaluyong-based team with 18 points and 12 rebounds. The 6-8 Manthe wowed the crowd with two thunderous dunks in the face of smaller MLQU defenders.

Jerry Orera added 15 points, former PBA superstar Oscar Simon contributed 13 points and Romer Diaz had 10 points for Wang's Ballclub.

“Mar (Reyes) came up big for us with his experience,” said Wang’s coach Pablo Lucas, who is being assisted on the bench by Macky Villarta and Art Delfin and former PBA player Romulo “Mulong” Orillosa.

Roy Urbano led the Stallions with 21 points, followed by Vitug and Jopher Custodio with 20 points each.

Star Group drew another balanced scoring attack to repulse RTU in another high-scoring contest and improved its record to 2-1.

Jong Bondoc scattered a team-high 31 points and Lester Reyes added 22 points for theStarmen, who came up with the timely baskets inthe closing periodto silence the Beaujing Acot-mentored Thunder.

Alloyn Elinon fired a game-high 33 points, including seven three points for the Blue Thunder.

RTU president Dr. Jose Q. Macaballug made the ceremonial toss during the Star-RTU game, assisted by commissioner Ato Tolentino and tournament director Albert Andaya.

The scores:

First game

Star Group (100) -- Bondoc 31, Reyes 22, Coquilla 10, Ortega 9, Dimas 7, Geocada 7, Roque 6, Rodriguez 5, Martinez 3, Bartolome 0, Reducto 0, Tabang 0.

RTU (92) -- Elinon 33, Cruz 20, Trinidad 18, Pagente 8, Bagares 6, Santos 3, Balasote 2, Basilio 2, Quiro 0, Malabanan 0, Brana 0.

Quarterscores: 28-28, 52-53, 80-71, 100-92.

Second game

Wang's (100) -- Aldave 21, Manthe 18, Orera 15, Simon 13, Reyes 10, Diaz 10, Regalado 7, Pinera 4, Legaspi 2, Martinez 2, Piodo 0, Litonjua 0.

MLQU (95) -- Urbano 21, Custodio 20, Vitug 20, Manalansan 8, Dizon 7, Lustestica 5, Parala 4, Gile 4, Sumayang 2, Celso 2, Uduba 2, Cruz 2, Mendoza 0.

Quarterscores: 35-24, 55-49, 76-69, 100-95.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 12:30 PM
Lyceum, EJM triumph

Peoples Tonight
Friday, 01 October 2010

Games Tuesday: (Lyceum gym)
7 p.m. -- Star Group vs. Lyceum
8:30 p.m. -- Wang’s vs. Hobe

NEWLY-crowned Inter-Scholastic Athletic Association (ISAA) champion Lyceum of the Philippines survived Royale Business Club, 82-76, while EJM Pawnshop humbled Philippine AirForce, 94-78, to barge into the win column in the 2010 MBL Invitational basketball championship at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.

Lyceum rode on the game-long briliance of Allen Difuntorum and Reggie Rimando to stave off repeated comebacks by Royale BC and clinch their first win in two matches in this nine-team, two-and-a-half month long tournament supported by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear and PRC Managerial Services.

Difuntorum scattered 18 points, including five three-point shots that helped the Intramuros-based Pirates of coach Bonnie Tan and athletics consultant Hec Callanta to secure the win.

Rimando, who was voted as Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the ISAA, contributed 15 points and 10 rebounds for Lyceum, which is being supported by Ocean Fresh, Showa and UCM Car Airconditioning.

Allan Santos and Fritz Gerald Ong added 10 points each for the Pirates.

Leemore Boliver and Toti Bandaying combined for 42 points for Royale BC of manager Bong Paggabao and coach Ferdie Orna.

Boliver finished with 22 points, while Bandaying added 20 points for Royal BC, which debuted with an 86-60 win over Air Force.

Equally impressive was EJM Pawnshop, which drew big numbers from Yurick Florino, Mark Marcos and Wowyn Escosio to snap a two-game losing skid.

Florino scored a team-high 14 points, Marcos added 13 and Escosio had 11 points for EJM of manager Edwin J. Malibiran and coach Andy de Guzman.

Roland Pascual paced Air Force with 17 points, followed by former University of the East standout Alvin Zuniga with 15.

The scores:

First game

EJM Pawnshop (94) -- Florino 14, Marcos 13, Escosio 11, Cacha 9, Morillo 9, Zablan 8, Caceres 6, Reyes 6, Mabayo 6, Sta Maria 6, Santos 4, Bibe 2.

Air Force (78) -- Pascual 17, Zuniga 15, Tongio 10, Idana 8, Torquilla 7, Jimenez 6, Araneta 2, Regios 2,Torres 2, Duenas 0, Mislang 0, Gulla 0.

Quarterscores: 15-16, 43-32, 71-55, 94-78

Second game:

Lyceum (82) -- Difuntorum 18, Rimando 15, Ong 10, Santos 10, Guevarra 7, Ko 7, Cayabyab 5, Abaya 4, Fampulme 4, Aorez 2, Lacap 0, Anacta 0, Laude 0.

Royale BC (76) -- Boliver 22, Bandaying 21, Eguillos 11, Dedicatoria 10, Alastre 6, Barret 6, Bernabe 2, Arquero 0, Decuerdo 0, Santos 0, Maneja 0.

Quarterscores: 22-16, 42-37, 65-56, 82-76.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 12:44 PM
Hobe, Lyceum in big wins

People's Tonight
Wednesday, 06 October 2010

Games today (RTU gym)

7 p.m. -- MLQU vs. Air Force
8:30 p.m. – Wang’s Ballclub vs. RTU


HOBE Bihon brought down erstwhile unbeaten Wang’s Ballclub, 81-79, behind the heroics of former PSBA standout Ronnie Zagala, even as Lyceum of the Philippines subdued Star Group of Publications, 99-94, in the 2010 MBL Invitational (Second Conference) basketball championship at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.

Zagala defied a phalanx of Wang’s defenders on the left side of the court and nailed a short jumper with four seconds left to salvage the win for the undermanned Hobe side of coach Junnel Mendiola and manager Bobby Co.

Zagala’s basket capped a dramatic 8-0 wind-up by Hobe, which erased a 73-79 deficit with 46 seconds left to clinch its second straight win in this nine-team, two-and-a-half month long tournament supported by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear and PRC Managerial Services.

Wang’s, which dropped to 2-1 in a tie with Lyceum and Manuel Luis Quezon University, had a chance of win the game but ex-PBA standout Biboy Simon missed a hurried three-point shot as time expired.

Former Philippine Christian University standout Leimar Navarro topscored for Hobe with 18 points, including back-to-back baskets that tied the score at 79-all with 27 seconds left.

Nino Marquez added 16 points, followed by June Dizon with 11 and Billy Moody with 10.

Marquez, who played for Spring Cooking Oil in the NBC, also drew an offensive foul from Mario Reyes of Wang’s with15 seconds remaining and the score tied at 79-all to set up Zagala’s game-winning shot.

Former Talk N Text player Jonathan Aldave carried the fight for Wang's Ballclub for the third straight game with 17 points, followed by Reyes with 13 points, JV Orera with 12 and Richard Litonjua and Daniel Martinez with 11 each.

Equally impressive was newly-crowned ISAA champion Lyceum, which staved off repeated comebacks by hard-fighting Star Group to register its second straight win after an opening-day loss to MLQU.

Mark Fampulme and Allen Difuntorum combined for 34 points for the Bonnie Tan-mentored Pirates, who came up with big defensive stops to frustrate the Starmen.

Fampulme finished with 18 points for Lyceum, which is being supported by Ocean Fresh and Toni's Sport Depot.

Jong Bondoc led all scorers for Star Group with 26 points.

Dennis Rodriguez added 19 points and Lester Reyes contributed 16 points for Star, which is being handled by coach Rene Recto and manager Mike Maneze.

The scores:

Lyceum (99) -- Fampulme 18, Difuntorum 17, Abaya 14, Rimando 14, Guevarra 14, Ong 6, Lacap 6, Santos 5, Cayabyab 3, Ko 2.

Star Group (94) -- Bondoc 26, Rodriguez 19, Reyes 16, Roque 10, Coquilla 9, Ortega 6, Dimas 4, Geocada 2, Corbin 2, Reducto 0.

Quarterscores: 22-24, 45-48, 76-69, 99-94.

Second game

Hobe Bihon (81) -- Navarro 18, Marquez 16, Zagala 13, Dizon 11, Moody 10, Galinato 8, Dela Cuesta 3, Importante 2.

Wang’s (79) -- Aldave 17, Reyes 13, Orera 12, Martinez 11, R.Litonjua 11, Simon 6, Pinera 4, Manthe 4, Regalado 0, Diaz 0.

Quarterscores: 19-17, 36-44, 64-60, 81-79.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 01:32 PM
Wangs, MLQU scores

Wangs Ballclub 104, Rizal Technological University 95.

6-8 American missionary Joshua Manthe scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Mandaluyong-based squad of businessman-sportsman Alex Wang, which registered their third win in four matches.

Jery Orera added 18 points, ex-pro Biboy Simon had 12 points and Bosyo Diaz contributed 10 points for Wangs Ballclub.


MLQU Stallions 110, Phil. Air Force 78.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 01:38 PM
Hobe Bihon in easy win vs RTU

People's Tonight
Monday, 11 October 2010

Games today: (Lyceum gym)

7 p.m. -- AirForce vs. StarGroup
8:30 p.m. -- Lyceum vs. Wang’s Ballclub


PRE-tournament favorite Hobe Bihon made it three wins in a row by beating Rizal Technological University, 112-83, in the 2010 MBL Invitational (Second Conference) basketball championship at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City.

Hobe drew balanced firepower from former Philippine Christian University standout Leimar Navarro and three other mainstays to beat RTU and clinch its third straight win in this nine-team tournament supported by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear and PRC Managerial Services.

Navarro scattered 19 points for Hobe, which played under businessman-sportsman Bobby Co and playing assistant coach Billy Moody and Alvin Grey in the absence of head coach Junnel Mendiola.

Jojo Cunanan and ex-pro Braulio Lim added 18 points each and Fil-Australian Terry Amir contributed 12 points for Hobe.

Tristan Pagente led the Blue Thunder with 19 points, followed by Jericho Cruz with 14, Goy Bagares with 11 and Alloyn Elinon with 10.

Sharing the limelight was Royale Business Club, which leaned on the hot hands of Toto Bandaying and Floyd Dedicatoria to subdue EJM Pawnshop, 84-80.

Bandaying, a 5-10 recruit from University of the East, and Dedicatoria, a 6-3 standout from Jose Rizal University, combined for six unanswered points to clinch the second win on three outings for the beauty and wellness product endorsers

Leemore Boliver finished with 19 points for Royale BC of manager Bong Paggabao and coach Ferdie Orna.

The Bong Paggabao's Royale Business Club leaned on Toto Bandaying and Floyd Dedicatoria in the last minute to turn back EJM Pawnshop in a climbed from behind victory and clinched their second win in three matches.

Bandaying added 17 points, Dedicatoria had 15 points and Jaymo Eguilos contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Quezon City-based squad.

Yurick Floring finished with 18 points for EJM Pawnshop, which suffered its third loss in four outings. Michael Lima added 15 points and Ramon Mabayo and Mark Marcos contributed 10 points each.

Tournament director Albert Andaya said action shifts today at the Lyceum gym with defending champion Wang’s Ballclub taking on Lyceum in the featured match at 8:30 p.m.

Star Group of Publications (2-1) and Philippine Air Force (0-4) square off in the curtainraiser at 7 p.m.


The scores:

First game

Royale BC (84) -- Boliver 19, Bandaying 17, Dedicatoria 15, Eguilos 14, Alastre 5, Santos 5, Bagasala 3, Decierdo 2, Avendano 2, Bernabe 2, Arquero 0, Barret 0, Laxamanaa 0, Maneja 0, Gerarcas 0.

EJM Pawnshop (80) -- Floring 18, Lima 15, Mabayo 10, Marcos 10, Santos 9, Cacha 7, Caceres 6, Zablan 5, Sta Maria 5, Morillo 2, Bibe 0, Escosio 0.

Quarterscores: 27-21, 43-41, 61-64, 84-80.

Second game

Hobe Bihon (112) -- Navarro 19, Cunanan 18, Lim 18, Amir 12, Sanders 8, Importante 7, Marquez 6, Dela Cuesta 6, Moody 4, David 6, Chamberlin 4, Fernandez 4.

RTU (83) -- Pagente 19, Cruz 14, Bagares 11, Elinon 10, Brana 8, Trinidad 7, Basilio 4, Vivo 4, Malabanan 4, Balasote 2, Quiro 2.

Quarterscores: 34-9, 58-27, 93-58, 112-83.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 01:47 PM
Lyceum overwhelms Wang’s, Star survives Air Force

People's Tonight
Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Games today: (RTU gym)

7 p.m. -- Royale BC vs. RTU
8:30 p.m. -- Wang's vs. EJM


TWO-time Inter-Scholastic Athletic Association (ISAA) champion Lyceum of the Philippines University subdued defending champion Wang's Ballclub, 97-91, while Star Group of Company downed Philippine Air Force, 86-76, to strengthen their chances in the 2010 MBL Invitational basketball championshipat the Lyceum gym in Intramurros.

Reggie Rimando, Joseph Abaya and Mark Fampulme provided the clutch basket for the Pirates, who held off several rallies by Wang's Ballclub to escape with their third straight win after an opening-day loss to Manuel Luis Quezon University in the nine-team tournament supported by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear and PRC Managerial Services.

Rimando, who was voted as this year ISAA Most Valuable Player (MVP)), finished with a game-high 21 points for the Bonnie Tan-mentored Pirates, who squandered a 19-point lead in the opening period but recovered in time to frustrate Wang’s.

Abaya added 20 points while Fampulme contributed 16 points, including a three-point play with only 40 seconds left that gave Lyceum a five- point cushion, 93-88.

Former Fed-Ex mainstay Biboy Simon carried the fight for Wang’s Ballclub with 18 points, followed by Mario Reyes with 17 points, Jonathan Aldave and Ryan Regalado with 15 points each and Anthony Cuevas with 12 points.

The Star Group of coach Rene Recto and manager Mike Maneze shook off a lethargic start and relied on the heads-up plays by Jong Bondoc, Lester Reyes, Gil Roque and Dennis Rodriguez to frustrate the Airmen and clinch their third win in five outings.

Bondoc topscored with 20 points, Reyes added 17 and Rodriguez and Roque had 14 points apiece for Star.

Paulino Fernandez finished with 13 points for Air Force, which remained winless in five matches. Jaymark Taneza added 11 and Ryan Tongio had 10.

Tournament director Albert Andaya said the top two teams after the elimination round will advance to the semis outright with twice-to-beat incentive, while the next four teams will disputethe remaining two semis slots.

Commissioner is Ato Tolentino.

The scores:

First game

Star Group (86) -- Bondoc 21, Reyes 17, Rodriguez 14, Roque 14, Dimas 12, Coquilla 3, Martinez 2, Corbin 2, Tabang 2, Ortega 0, Bartolome 0, Geocada 0, Sangalang 0.

Air Force (76) -- Fernandez 13, Taneza 11, Tongio 10, Idanan 9, Zuniga 8, Pagsolingan 8, Hernandez 7, Duenas 7, Javier 2, Torres 2, Araneta 0, Mislang 0.

Quarterscores: 21-28, 42-43, 64-60, 86-76.

Second game

Lyceum (97) -- Rimando 21, Abaya 20, Fampulme 16, F.Ong 12, Difuntorum 11, Lacap 4, Guevarra 4, Medina 4, Anacta 2, J.Ong 2, Azores 2, Santos 1, Kho 0, Laude 0.

Wang’s (91) -- Simon 18, Reyes 17, Aldave 15, Regalado 15, Cuevas 12, Manthe 5, Pinera 5, Diaz 3, R.Litonjua 2, Piodo 2, D.Litonjua 0, Martinez 0.

Quarterscores: 33-14, 50-43, 72-65, 97-91.


STAR Group clobbers Air Force in MBL tiff

The Philippine Star
October 14, 2010


MANILA, Philippines - The Star Group bucked a shaky start then relied on the heads-up plays by Jong Bondoc, Lester Reyes, Vir Roque and Dennis Rodriguez at endgame to fashion out an 86-76 victory over Air Force in the 2010 MBL Invitational basketball championship at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros Tuesday night.

Bondoc fired 20 points, Reyes added 17 and Rodriguez and Roque had 14 points as the Starmen battled back from nine points down in the first half to lead by many as 16 points in the last quarter en route to the victory.

It was the Star Group’s third win in five games for a share of fourth place with defending champion Wang’s Ballclub halfway through the single round elims where the top two teams will gain outright semifinals berths and the next four to slug it out for the two other semis seats.

Paulino Fernandez finished with 13 points for Air Force, which remained winless in five games.

Meanwhile, Lyceum subdued Wang’s, 97-91, to force a two-way tie for second with Manuel L. Quezon U at 3-1. Hobe Bihon paces the field with a 3-0 slate.

Reggie Rimando, Joseph Abaya and Mark Fampulme provided the clutch baskets for the Pirates, who fended off Wang’s Ballclub’s rallies down the stretch to pound out the win.

Rimando finished with a game-high 21 points for the Pirates, who squandered a 19-point lead in the opening period but recovered in time to frustrate Wang’s in the tournament backed by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear and PRC Managerial Services.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 02:01 PM
Wang’s, Royale BC boost semis bids

Peoples Tonight
Friday, 15 October 2010

Games today: (RTU gym)
7:30 p.m. -- RTU vs. Air Force
9 p.m. -- Hobe Bihon vs. Royale BC

DEFENDING champion Wang's Ballclub subdued EJM Pawnshop, 102-91, while Royale Business Club, Inc. humbled Rizal Technological University, 105-89, to bolster their semifinal hopes in the 2010 MBL Invitational (Second Conference) basketball championship at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City.

Wang’s drew double-digit scores from Jerry Orera and four other mainstays to survive an undermanned EJM side and claim its fourth win in six matches in this nine-team tournament supported by Smart Communications, Dikcies Underwear, and PRC Managerial Services.

Jerry Orera mocked all defenders to score a team-high 27 points, while former FedEx/Air 21 mainstay Biboy Simon added 21 points, including four three-point shots, to lead the Mandaluyong-based team of businessman-sportsman Alex Wang’s to victory.

Former Talk N Text player Jonathan Aldave and ex-Spring Cooking Oil guard Mario Reyes added 16 points each and American missionary Johsua Manthe contributed 12 points and 10 rebound for Wang's, which is being backed by WG Diner and Aquady’s. Inc.

Yurick Floring finished with a game-high 28 points for the Andy de Guzman-mentored EJM, which played with only eight players in the line-up. Wowyn Escosio added 19 and Mark Marcos had 16.

Leemore Boliver, Floyd Dedicatoria, Jaymo Eguilos and Toto Bandaying combined for 64 points for Royale BC, which is playing under veteran coach Ferdie Orna and consultant Rudy Usison.

Boliver topscored with 23 points for the Quezon City-based beauty and wellness product company of Bong and Rhoda Paggabao.

Dedicatoria added 18 points, Eguilos contributed 13 and Bandaying had 10 for Royale BC, which improved to 3-1 in a three-way tie with newly-crowned ISAA champion Lyceum and Manule Luis Quezon University.

Jericho Cruz, Mark Trinidad and Alloyn Elinon had 47 points among them for RTU, which is using the tournament as part of its build-up for the coming University Games in Dumaguete City.

Commissioner Ato Tolentino said the top two teams after the single-round elimination will advance to the semis outright, while the next four teams will dispute the remaining to semis berths in a pair of knockout matches.

The top two teams in the semis will then dispute the tite in a winner-take-all encounter.

Tournament director is Albert Andaya.

The scores:

First game

Royale BC (105) -- Boliver 23, Dedicatoria 18, Eguilos 13, Bandaying 10, Bernabe 7, Alastre 7, Barret 6, Santos 5, Arquero 4, Avendano 4, Decierdo 0, Gerarcas 0, Laxamana 0, Bagasal 0, Maneja 0.

RTU (89) -- Trinidad 16, Cruz 16, Elinon 15, Brana 14, Pagente 9, Vivo 8, Bagares 8, Balasote 3, Basilio 2, Santos 0, Malabanan 0, Quiro 0.

Quarterscores: 17-14, 24-24, 55-47, 105-89.

Second game

Wang's Ballclub (102) -- Orera 27, Simon 21, Aldave 16, Reyes 16, Manthe 12, Regalado 5, Diaz 3, Piodo 2, Rayton 2, Litonjua 0, Cataquiza 0, Legaspi 0.

EJM Pawnshop (91) -- Floring 28, Escosio 19, Marcos 16, Morillo 11, Lima 8, Cacha 7, Bibe 2, Zablan 0.

Quarterscores: 25-24, 40-41, 70-70, 102-91.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 02:17 PM
Hobe Bihon downs Royale BC, 112-110

Leimar Navarro 29 points and former San Miguel mainstay Billy Moody contriibuted 17 points for Hobe Bihon of coach Junnel Mendiola, which registered their fourth straight win in as many matches.

Leemore Boliver and Toto Bandaying scored 24 and 23 points for Royale Business Club.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 02:30 PM
Starmen down Royale BC, boost semis bid

The Philippine Star
October 21, 2010

MANILA, Philippines - Star Group of Publications brought down Royale Business Club, 83-75, to firm up its semifinal bid even as EJM Pawnshop toppled Lyceum, 83-74, in the MBL Invitational basketball championship at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros Tuesday night.

Dennis Rodriguez and Gio Coquilla delivered the clutch baskets for the Starmen, who thwarted the Royale BC cagers’ repeated rallies down the stretch to improve to 4-2 (win-loss).

That kept them in step with defending champion Wang’s Ballclub heading into the crucial phase of the single round elims among nine teams in the tournament sponsored by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear and PRC Managerial Services.

Rodriguez scattered a team-high 22 points, including a pair of tough three-pointers with less than two minutes left in the contest to the delight of the pro-Star crowd.

Coquilla added 14 points, Virgilio Roque fired 12 points and Jong Bondoc contributed 10 for Star Group, mentored by Rene Recto with Mike Maneze as manager.

Former University of the East standout Jorel Canizares shot 26 points for Royale BC, which played without top gunner Toto Bandaying.

Leemore Boliver added 13 points and Jaymo Eguilos contributed 12 for the beauty and wellness product company of Bong Paggabao.

EJM Pawnshop, meanwhile, relied on the game-long brilliance of Yurick Floring, Galen Cacha and Arnold Sta. Maria to pull the rug from under Lyceum and remain in the hunt with a 2-4 card.

Lyceum dropped to 3-2.

Floring finished with 24 points, Cacha added 14 and Sta. Maria had 11 points for the Quezon City-based squad of team owner Edwin Malibiran, manager Mark Baguino and coach Andy de Guzman.

Mark Fampulme led Lyceum with 18 points, followed by Fritz Gerald Ong with 11 points.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 02:35 PM
Hobe Bihon overwhelms Air Force


People's Tonight
Friday, 22 October 2010

Games Tuesday: (Lyceum gym)

7 p.m. -- MLQU vs. Royale BC
8:30 p.m. -- Star Group vs. Wang’s


HOBE Bihon overwhelmed Philippine Air Force, 115-87, to keep the lead with its fifth straight win, even as Rizal Technological University shocked Lyceum of the Philippines, 101-93, to finally barge into the win column in the 2010 MBL Invitational basketball championship at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City.

Fil-Australian Terry Amir scattered 22 points for the Junnel Mendiola-mentored Hobe Bihon, which dominated the game from start to finish in beating the Airmen in this nine-team tournament organized by Millennium Basketball League (MBL) and supported by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear and PRC Courier Services.

Ismael Junio added 11 points and King Importante contributed 10 points for Hobe Bihon of businessman-sportsman Bobby Co and James Cafe.

Alvin Zuñiga finished with 16 points for Air Force, followed by Paulino Fenandez with 14 points and Jay Torres and Ryan Tongio with 10 points each.

RTU, which is being handled by coach Beaujing Acot, relied on the hot hands of Allwyn Elinon and Mark Trinidad to pull the rug from under the Pirates and clinch their first win in five tries.

Elinon fired 26 points, while Trinidad added 23 points for the Blue Thunder, who are set to compete in the coming University Games in Dumaguete City.

The scores:

First game

RTU (101) -- Elinon 26, Trinidad 23, Bagares 16, Brana 13, Cruz 9, Pagente 6, Foong 4, Malabanan 2, Quiro 2, Basilio 0.

Lyceum (93) --Rimando 18, F.Ong 15, Fampulme 13, Cayabyab 10, Guevarra 10, Azores 8,Santos 6, Abaya 5, Anacta 4, Lacap 2, Kho 2, Salazar 0.

Quarterscores: 21-25, 43-49, 77-66, 101-93.

Second game

Hobe (115) -- Amir 22, Junio 11, Importante 10, Navarro 9, Marquez 9, Santiago 8, David 7, Lim 6, Bautista 6, Cunanan 6, Fortuna 5, Dela Cuesta 5, Sanders 5, Galinato 4, Chamberlin 2.

Air Force (87) -- Zuniga 16, Fernandez 14, Torres 10, Tongio 10, Javier 7, Idanan 6, Tanalon 6, Hernadez 4, Pagsolingan 4, Tordilla 3, Mislang 3, Araneta 2.

Quarterscores: 32-10, 62-31, 86-56, 115-87.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 02:48 PM
Wang’s, Royale boost semis bids

People's Tonight
Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Games today: (RTU gym)

7 p.m. -- Hobe vs. Star Group
8:30 p.m. -- MLQU vs. EJM Pawnshop


DEFENDING champion Wang’s Ballclub leaned on former PBA player Biboy Simon and American missionary Joshua Manthe to escape with a heart-stopping 81-78 win over hard-fighting Star Group even as Royale Business Club subdued Manuel Luis Quezon University, 94-78, in the 2010 MBL Invitational basketball championship at the Lyceum gym.

Simon, who played for Air21 in the PBA, and Manthe went 5-of-6 from the free throw line in the final 28 seconds to lift Wang’s to a thrilling, come-from-behind win over Star in this nine-team, single-round tournament supported by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear and PRC Courier Services.

Star Group had a chance to send the game into overtime but playmaker Dennis Rodriguez missed a desperation, three-point heave from near mid-court as time expired.

The win enabled the Mandaluyong-based team of businessman-sportsman Alex Wang and team manager Macky Villarta to clinch at least a tie for one of two outright semis berths with a 5-2 win-loss record.

Simon finished with 15 points, followed by former Talk N Text mainstay Jonathan Aldave with 14 points and Manthe and Ryan Regalado with 12 points apiece.

Lester Reyes topscored for Star Group with 21 points, including a diffcult undergoal stab that tied the score for the last time at 96-all. Reyes, however, failed to complete the three-point play which could have given Star a one-point lead with 31 seconds left.

The Ferdie Orna-mentored Royale BC drew firepower from Toto Bandaying, Leemore Boliver, Earl Saguindel and Floyd Dedicatoria to pull the rug form under MLQU.


The scores:

First game

Royale (94) -- Bandaying 19, Boliver 17, Saguindel 15, Dedicatoria 12, Santos 8, Laxamana 6, Equilos 5, Alastre 4, Arquero 2, Decierdo 2, Barrret 2, Bernabe 2.

MLQU (78) -- Vitug 20, Manalili 13, Dizon 11, Custodio 10, Urbano 8, Mendoza 8, Sumayang 5, Manalansan 3,Rivera 0.

Quarterscores: 18-16, 42-39, 66-54, 94-78.

Second game

Wang’s BC (81) -- Simon 15, Aldave 13, Manthe 12, Regalado 12, Orera 8, Pinera 6, Cuevas 5, Reyes 5, Martinez 3, Litonjua 2, Reyton 0, Cataquiza 0.

Star Group (78) -- Reyes 21, Rodriguez 20, Roque 9, Coquilla 9, Dimas 7, Bondoc 4, Corbin 4, Reducto 2, Ortega 2, Bartolome 0, Geocada 0, Martinez 0.

Quarterscores: 15-19, 42-38, 60-55, 81-78.


Wang's survives Starmen, nails 2nd

The Philippine Star
October 28, 2010

MANILA, Philippines - Star Group fell short of its bid for a twice-to-beat edge in the semis as it dropped a 78-81 setback to Wang’s Ballclub in the MBL Invitational basketball championship at the Lyceum gym last Tuesday.

Lester Reyes fired 21 points, including a tough undergoal shot that tied the count at 76. But he failed to complete the three-point play that could have given Star Group a one-point lead with 31 seconds left.

Wang’s then leaned on former PBA player Biboy Simon and American missionary Joshua Manthe, who combined for five free throws in the last 28 seconds to snatch the victory for the defending champions.

Wang’s thus assured itself of at least a playoff for the second outright semis berth with a 5-2 slate.

Star Group actually had a chance to send the game into overtime but Dennis Rodriguez missed a three-point heave from way out.

The Starmen dropped to 4-3, needing to beat unbeaten Hobe Bihon (5-0) at resumption of action tonight to stay in the hunt in the tournament backed by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear and PRC Courier Services.

Simon, who played for Air21 in the PBA, finished with 15 points, former Talk n Text mainstay Jonathan Aldave had 14 points while Manthe and Ryan Regalado added 12 points apiece.

Rodriguez added 20 points while Ver Roque struggled for nine points for Star.

Royale BC, meanwhile, drew firepower from Toto Bandaying, Leemore Boliver, Earl Saguindel and Floyd Dedicatoria as it stunned MLQU, 94-78, in the other game to tie Star Group in third place.

McCoy
10-30-2010, 02:53 PM
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MBL: Star, MLQU outplay rivals

People's Tonight
Friday, 29 October 2010

STAR Group of Publications brought down erstwhile eunbeaten Hobe Bihon, 89-79, while Manuel Luis Quezon University downed EJM Pawnshop, 99-93, to stay in the hunt for an outright semis berths in the 2010 MBL-Invitational basketball championship at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City.

Jong Bondoc, Virgilio Roque, Dennis Rodriguez and Lester Reyes provided the firepower for the Rene Recto-mentored Starmen, who seized control of the game before staving off repeated rallies by Hobe Bihon in this nine-team tournament organized by Millennium Basketball League (MBL) and supported by Smarts Communications, Dickies Underwear and PRC Courier Services.

Bondoc scattered 19 points despite the tight defense of Hobe to lead Star, which closed out its elimination round campaign with a 5-3 win-loss records behind only Hobe (5-1) and defending champion Wang’s Ballclub ( 5-2).

Roque added 17 points, Rodriguez contributed 16 and Reyes had 15 for the Starmen, which is being personally managed by owner Miguel Belmonte and Mike Maneze.

Former San Miguel Beer mainstay Billy Moody fired a game-high 22 points for Hobe Bihon, which played minus Fil-Austalain center Terry Amir.

Jeff Sanders contributed 17 points and ex-pro Braulio Lim and Ismael Junio added 10 points apiece.

The Stallions of coach Sherman Crisostomo and sports matriarch Maria Victoria Chan rode on the hot hands of Caezar Rivera and Eboy Sumayang to beat EJM Pawnmshop and register their fourth in sixth matches.

Rivera, a 6-3 center with a deadly shooting touch, scored 14 of his 17 points in the last quarter, including four three pointers that took the fight out of the Andy de Guzman-mentored EJM Pawnshop.

Sumayang, a 5-9 guard, also scored four of his seven points in the closing seconds to lead the Stallions to a come-from-behind victory.

Other double-digit scorers for Stallions were Jopher Custodio with 16 points, Jack Manalansan with 14 points, Roy Urbano and Dan Uduba with 12 points apiece and Alvin Vitug with 11 points.

Yurick Florino carried the fight for EJM Pawnshop with 25 points, followed by Wowyn Escosio with 22 points, Mark Marcos with 17 points and John Baguino with 16 points.

EJM dropped to 2-5 mark. Tournament director is Albert Andaya, while commisisoner is Ato Tolentino.


The scores:

First game

Star Group (89) -- Bondoc 19, Roque 17, Rodriguez 16, Reyes 15, Coquilla 8, Corbin 4, Ortega 4, Reducto 4, Dimas 2, Geocada 0, Bartolome 0, Martinez 0.

Hobe Bihon (79) -- Moody 22 , Sanders 17, Junio 10, Lim 10, Santiago 8, Dela Cuesta 6, Marquez 4, David 2, Cunanan 0, Chamberlin 0.

Quarterscores 25-23, 51-39, 76-59, 89-79.

Second game

MLQU (99) -- Rivera 17, Custodio 16, Manalansan 14 D.Uduba 12, Urbano 12, Vitug 11, Sumayang 7, Manalili 6, Lustestica 3, Dizon 1, J.Uduba 0, Mendoza 0.

EJM Pawnshop (93) -- Florino 25, Escosio 22, Marcos 17, Baguino 16, Cacha 6, Bibe 2, Sta Maria 2, Zablan 2, Lima 1, Morillo 0.

Quarterscores 20-26, 41-45, 65-74, 99-93.



Star repels Hobe, boosts semis bid

The Philippine Star
October 30, 2010

MANILA, Philippines - STAR Group of Publications brought down erstwhile unbeaten Hobe Bihon, 89-79, to stay in the hunt for one of the two outright semifinal berths in the MBL-Invitational basketball championship at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City Thursday.

Jong Bondoc, Virgilio Roque, Dennis Rodriguez and Lester Reyes provided the firepower for the Starmen, who seized control in the middle quarters before thwarting Hobe Bihon’s repeated rallies down the stretch.

Bondoc bucked Hobe’s tough defense as he fired 19 points while Roque, Rodriguez and Reyes added 17, 16 and 15 points, respectively, for Star Group, which closed out its elimination round campaign with a 5-3 win-loss slate.

Hobe still led the field with a 5-1 mark while defending champion Wang’s Ballclub totes a 5-2 card.

Former San Miguel Beer mainstay Billy Moody fired a game-high 22 points for Hobe Bihon, which played minus Fil-Australian center Terry Amir.

Jeff Sanders contributed 17 points and ex-pro Braulio Lim and Ismael Junio added 10 points apiece for Hobe.

Manuel Luis Quezon University downed EJM Pawnshop, 99-93, to likewise stay in contention with a 4-2 slate in the nine-team tournament organized by Millennium Basketball League and backed by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear and PRC Courier Services.

McCoy
11-06-2010, 08:46 AM
Hobe downs Lyceum, makes semis

People's Tonight
Friday, 05 November 2010

Games Nov. 6 (RTU gym)

7 p.m. -- MLQU vs. Hobe Bihon
8:30 p.m. -- RTU vs. EJM Pawnshop


HOBE Bihon outsteadied Lyceum of the Philippine University, 77-70, to formalize its entry to the semifinal round even as Manuel Luis Quezon University demolished Rizal Technological University, 114-88, to gain at least a tie for the second semis berth in the 2010 MBL Invitational basketball championship at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City

Former PBA players Nino Marquez and Billy Moody combined for 28 points for Hobe, which claimed its sixth win in seven matches in this nine-team tournament supported by Smart Sports, Dickies Underwear, W.G. Diners and PRC Courier Services..

Marquez, who played for Air21 in the PBA, scattered 16 points, including four three-point shots, while Moody, who saw action for San Miguel Beer, added 12 for Hobe.

Leimar Navarro, Fil-Australian Terry Amir, Ismael Junio and ex-pro Braulio Lim also played well for Hobe, which is being managed by noted sports leaders Bobby Co and James Café.

Reggie Rimado finished with 15 points for the Pirates, who slipped to 3-4. Mark Fampulme added 13 markers.

The Stallions of coach Sherman Crisostomo and manager Vicky Chan rode on the game-long brillance of Alvin Vitug and Jopher Custodio to beat the Blue Thunder and join defending champion Wang’s Ballclub with identical 5-2 win-loss slates.

Vitug finished with 24 points, followe d by Custodio with 22 points and Roy Urbano with 15.

Jericho Cruz led all scorers with 28 points for the Blue Thunder, who dropped to 1-5.


The scores:

First game

MLQU (114) -- Vitug 24, Custodio 22, Urbano 15, D.Uduba 8, Manalansan 8, Sumayang 7, Rivera 6, J.Uduba 6, Mendoza 6, Dizon 5, Manalili 5, Lustestica 2, Celso 0, Lee 0.

RTU (88) -- Cruz 28, Trinidad 18, Pagente 17, Brana 11, Balasote 5, Washington 4, Basilio 3, Foong 2.

Quarterscores: 34-16, 58-32, 79-59, 114-88.

Second game

Hobe Bihon (77) -- Marquez 16, Moody 12, Navarro 9, Amir 8, Junio 8, Lim 7, Sanders 5, Dela Cuesta 3, Zagala 3, Santiago 2, David 2, Importante 2.

Lyceum (70) -- Rimando 15, Fampulme 13, Koh 8, Azores 6, Abaya 6, F.Ong 5, Cayabyab 5, Santos 5, Difuntorum 3, Guevarra 2, Lacap 2, Anacta 0, Laude 0, Salazar 0, Francisco 0.

Quarterscores: 24-12, 43-33, 59-45, 77-70.



Hobe moves to semis

The Philippine Star
November 06, 2010

MANILA, Philippines - Hobe Bihon beat Lyceum of the Philippine University, 77-70, to formalize its stint in the semifinal round of the MBL Invitational basketball championship at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City last Thursday.

Manuel Luis Quezon U, meanwhile, demolished Rizal Technological University, 114-88, to gain at least a tie for the second semis berth.

Former PBA players Niño Marquez and Billy Moody combined for 28 points for Hobe, which bounced back from its loss to Star Group to improve to 6-1.

Marquez, who played for Air21 in the PBA, scored 16 points, including four triples, while Moody, who saw action for San Miguel Beer, added 12 points for Hobe.

McCoy
11-20-2010, 11:47 AM
Hobe Bihon 90, MLQU Stallions 85

Fil-Australian Terry Amir scored 21 points for the Junnel Mendiola-mentored Hobe Bihon, which registered their seventh wins in eight outings for a No. 1 seed.


RTU Blue Thunders 89, EJM Pawnshop 86

Jericho Cruz, Darryl Green and Tristan Pagente combined for45 points for the Blue Thunders for their second win in seventh games.

McCoy
11-20-2010, 11:54 AM
http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php/sports/22207-wangs-makes-semis.html


Wang’s makes semis

People's Tonight
Friday, 12 November 2010


DEFENDING champion Wang’s Ballclub brought down Royale Business Club, 99-93, to clinch the second outright semis berth in the MBL Invitational basketball championship at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City.

Former Barako Bull draft pick Anthony Cuevas played his best game thus far, finishing with a personal career -high 27 points and 13 rebounds to power the Mandaluyong-based team of businessman-sportsman Alex Wang to second place in this nine-team tournament supported by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear and PRC Courier Services.

The 6-6 Fil-Am power-forward asserted himself against Royale’s ‘Twin Towers’ of Floyd Dedicatoria and Jaymo Eguilos in the rugged battle in the shaded area.

Former PBA standout Biboy Simon added 23 points, including six three-point shots,while Jerry Orera contributed 18 points for Wang’s, which closed out with a 6-2 win-loss record behind only Hobe Bihon (7-1).

Both Hobe and Wang’s also earned twice-to-beat advantage in the semis.

The win was also a fitting gift to Wang’s lovely wife Joy, who celebrated her birthday last Thursday.

Jorel Canizares finished with 22 points for the Ferdie Orna-mentored team, followed by Earl Saguindel with 19 points, Toto Bandaying with 17 and Eguilos with 10 points.

Royale Business Club dropped to 4-4 win-loss card for the No. 6 spot and will face No. 3 seed Manuel Luis Quezon University in the crossover quarterfinal.

The other quarterfinal match will pit No. 4 seed Star Group against No. 5 Lyceum of the Philippines.

In the curtainraiser, SCUAA champion Rizal Technological University outplayed Air Force, 91-76, to close out its campaign on a high note.

Jericho Cruz fired 26 points for the Beaujing Acot-mentored Blue Thunder , who won their last two assignments to finish with a 3-5 record.

Mark Brana and Darryl Green contributed 17 and 11 points, respectively.

Vin Idanad topscored for Air Force with 21 points, followed by Roland Pascual with 14.


The scores


First game

RTU (91) -- Cruz 26, Brana 17, Green 11, Foong 10, Malabanan 6, Vivo 5, Quiro 4, Balasote 4, Tiu 3, Washington 2, Bagares 1, Brana 0, Cenial 0.

Air Force (76) -- Idanan 21, Pascual 14, Guilla 6, Tordilla 6, Tongio 6, Zuniga 5, Torres 4, Javier 2,Reglos 2, Tanallon 2, Duenas 1, Mislang 0, Pagsolinang 0, Hernandez 0.

Quarterscores 31-14, 50-38, 68-57, 91-76.


Second game

Wang’s (99) -- Cuevas 27, Simon 23, Orera 18, Manthe 12, Diaz 10, Regalado 3, D.Litonjua 3, Reyes 2, Parapara 1, Reypon 0, R.Litonjua 0, Martinez 0.

Royale BC (93) -- Canizares 22, Saguindel 19, Bandaying 17, Eguilos 10, Boliover 9, Dedicatoria 6, Avendano 4, Alastre 4, Arqueo 2, Santos 0, Bernabe 0, Maneja 0.

Quarterscores : 25-22, 49-50, 75-71, 99-93.

McCoy
11-20-2010, 12:02 PM
http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php/sports/22521-royale-bc-makes-cage-semis.html


Royale BC makes cage semis

People's Tonight
Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Games today: (RTU gym)

7 p.m. -- Hobe vs. Star Group
8:30 p.m. -- Royale BC vs. Wang’s Ballclub


ROYALE Business Club trounced Manuel Luis Quezon University, 112-92, to set up a semifinal duel with defending champion Wang’s Ballclub in the 2010 MBL invitational basketball championship at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City.

Jaymo Eguilos played one of his best games to power Royal BC of coach Ferdie Orna and managers Bong and Rhoda Paggabao to a smashing triumph over the Stallions in their knockout game in this nine-team tournament supported by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear, WG Diner and PRC Courier Services.

Eguilos, a 6-7 center out of Far Eastern University used his stratospheric height and towered over the smaller MLQU defenders to finish with 21 points and 14 rebounds for Royale.

Floyd Dedicatoria and Jorel Canizares added 16 points apiece, Toto Bandaying contributed 14 points, Leemore Boliver had 12 and Symon Santos had 11 for the beauty and wellness product team.

Royale, however, needs to beat Wang’s twice to clinch a championship berth.

Jopher Custodio topscored for MLQU with 22 points, followed by Erick Dizon, Joseph Celso and Jack Manalansan with 10 points apiece.

The other semifinals match will pit elimination round topnotcher Hobe Bihon against Star Group of Publicaitons.

Handled by coach Rene Recto and managed by Mike Maneze, the Starmen made it to semifinals at the expense of Lyceum of the Philippines.

The Pirates begged off to concentrate on their campaign in the Philippine Collegiate Champion’s League (PCCL).

Hobe, which finished the elimination with a 7-1 win-loss record, also enjoy a twice-to-beat advantage over Star.

Hobe’ lone setback in the elimination, however, was inflicted by Star.


The scores:

Royale BC (112) -- Eguilos 21, Dedicatoria 16, Canizares 16, Bandaying 14, Boliver 12, Santos 11, Saguindel 6, Bagasala 5, Maneja 4, Alastre 4, Arquero 2.

MLQU (92) -- Custodio 22, Celso 10, Dizon 10, Manalansan 10, Sumayang 7, Vitug 7, J.Uduba 6, D.Uduba 5, Urbano 4, Lee 4, Rivera 3, Mendoza 2, Lustetica 2.


Quarterscores: 25-16, 48-37, 83-61, 112-92.

McCoy
11-20-2010, 12:23 PM
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Wang’s, Hobe in final

People's Tonight
Friday, 19 November 2010 21:39

Games Tuesday: (Lyceum gym)

7:30 p.m. -- Wang’s Ballclub vs Hobe Bihon


DEFENDING champion Wang’s Ballclub and elimination round topnotcher Hobe Bihon pulled off similar hard-earned victories over their respective rivals to set up a winner-take-all title showdown in the 2010 MBL Invitational basketball tournament at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.

Wang’s Ballclub rallied from several double-digit deficits to slam the door on Royale Business Club, 94-92, while Hobe Bihon staved off repeated rallies to beat Star Group of Publications, 99-90, in a pair of exciting matches in this season-ending tournament sponsored by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear, WG Diners and PRC Courier Services.

Former Adamson University gunner Jerry Orera and ex-PBA star Biboy Simon provided the 1-2 scoring punch, finishing with 63 points for the Mandaluyong-based team of coach Pablo Lucas and manager Macky Vilarta.

The 6-3 Orera finished with a game-high 32 points, including 11 points in crippling 19-0 run by Wang’s at the start of the third quarter that turned a 44-55 halftime deficit into a 63-55 lead.

Simon, who played for FedEx in the PBA, added 31 points, most of them coming in the furious third quarter where Wang’s outscored Royale, 36-17.

Ryan Regalado also played big with 13 points, including back-to-back three pointers in the last two minutes that gave Wang’s the lead for good, 90-84.

American missionary Joshua Manthe contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds. Manthe and 6-6 Fil-Am Anthony Cuevas also greatly helped Wang’s to dominate the shaded area against Royale’s own ‘Twin Towers’ of Jaymo Equilos and Floyd Dedicatoria.

Former University of the East standout Jorel Canizares finished with 23 points for Royale Business Club of coach Ferdie Orna and managers Bong and Rhoda Paggabao.

Hobe Bihon rode on the solid performances of former PBA players Jeffrey Sanders, Braulio Lim and Niño Marquez to turn back Star Group in another hard-fought encounter.

Sanders, who played for Barangay Ginebra, scattered 18 points for Hobe, which is being handled by coach Junnel Mendiola and assistant coach Omeng Devino.

Virgilio Roque carried the fight for the Starmen with a team-high 32 points.

Lester Reyes contributed 18,Jing Bondoc had 16 and Dennis Rodriguez had 12.


The scores

First game

Hobe Bihon (99) -- Sanders 18, Lim 17, Marquez 17, Navarro 16, Dela Cuesta 8, Moody 7, Dizon 5, Junio 3, Zagala 2, Santiago 2, Fortuna 2, Amir 2, Bautista 0.

Star Group (90) -- Roque 32, Reyes 18, Bondoc 16, Rodriguez 12, Geocada 5, Coquilla 2, Corbin 2, Rimas 2, Ortega 1, Reducto 0, Martinez 0, Bartolome 0.

Quarterscores: 22-20, 42-40, 71-58, 99-90.

Second game

Wang’s (94) -- Orera 32, Simon 31, Regalado 13, Manthe 10, Diaz 3, Ri.Litonjua 3, Cuevas 2, Reyes 0, Aldave 0, Pinera 0, Ra.Litonjua 0, Parapara 0.

Royale BC (92) -- Canizares 23, Eguilos 18, Dedicatoria 16, Bandaying 11, Boliver 8, Saguindel 7, Alastre 4, Santos 3, Barret 2, Arquerro 0, Bernabe 0, Avendano 0.

Quarterscores: 20-27, 44-55, 80-72, 94-92.



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Hobe survives Star, sets title duel with Wang's

The Philippine Star
November 20, 2010

MANILA, Philippines - Hobe Bihon got back at Star Group of Publications, pulling off a 99-90 victory to arrange a title clash with Wang’s Ballclub in the MBL Invitational basketball tournament at the Rizal Technological Univ. gym in Mandaluyong Thursday.

Hobe broke away from a tight first half game with a big run in the third period then staved off repeated rallies by the Starmen to clinch the victory.

Wang’s Ballclub battled back from double-digit deficits to turn back Royale Business Club, 94-92, in the other semis duel.

Hobe and Wang’s, which had twice-to-beat edges in the semis, dispute the title on Tuesday.

Hobe Bihon leaned on former PBA players Jeffrey Sanders, Braulio Lim and Niño Marquez to repulse Star Group, which dealt its lone setback in the single round elims of the tournament sponsored by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear, WG Diners and PRC Courier Services.

Sanders, who played for Ginebra, fired 18 points while Lim and Marquez added 17 points each and Leimar Navarro tossed in 16 points.

Hobe also bucked the 32-point production of Virgilio Roque.


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Wang's vs Hobe sa MBL title

Pilipino Star Ngayon
November 20, 2010

MANILA, Philippines - Umiskor ng magkahi walay na panalo ang nag de depensang Wang’s Ball club at elimination round top notcher Hobe Bihon pa ra itakda ang kanilang winner-take-all title showdown sa 2010 MBL Invita tional basketball tournament sa Lyceum gym sa Intramuros, Manila.

Bumangon ang Wang’s Ballclub mula sa ilang double-digit deficits para tatlu nin ang Royale Business Club, 94-92, habang binigo naman ng Hobe Bihon ang Star Group of Publications, 99-90, sa season-ending tour nament na itinataguyod ng Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear, WG Diners at PRC Courier Ser vices.

Humakot sina dating Adamson University gunner Jerry Orera at ex-PBA star Biboy Simon ng pinagsamang 63 points para sa Mandaluyong-based team nina coach Pablo Lucas at manager Macky Vilarta.

Umiskor si Orera ng ga me-high 32 points, kasama rito ang 11 points sa 19-0 run ng Wang’s sa third quarter na nagbigay sa kanila ng 63-55 abante mula sa 44-55 halftime deficit.

Nagdagdag naman si Simon ng 31 points.

Nagdagdag si Ryan Regalado ng 13 points, tampok ang back-to-back three pointers sa huling da lawang minuto para sa 90-84 lamang ng Wang’s.

McCoy
11-25-2010, 10:19 PM
Hobe Bihon captures cage title

People's Tonight
November 25, 2010

http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php/sports/22962-hobe-bihon-captures-cage-title.html

HOBE Bihon capped another memorable season by beating Wang’s Ballclub, 101-89, in their winner-take-all showdown to capture the title in the 2010 MBL Invitational basketball championship before a big crowd at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros, Manila.

Former PBA players Nino Marquez scored 12 of his team-high 20 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of back-breaking three-point shots from top of the key to power Hobe of coach Junnel Mendiola and managers Bobby Co and James Café to victory.

Marquez, who saw action for Air21 in the PBA, hit the last of his four triples in the final two minutes against the outstretched arms of Jonathan Aldave to give Hobe a five-point cushion, 91-86, after Wang’s threatened at 86-88 on a similar three-pointer by ex-pro Biboy Simon.

Ismael Junio added 14 points, Jeffrey Sanders contributed 13 points, Leimar Navarro had 11 and Braulio Lim had 10 for Hobe, which finished with a 9-1 overall record in this nine-team tournament supported by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear, WG Diner and PRC Courier Services.

Navarro, a 6-3 recruit from Philipppine Christian University, was later named as Most Valuable Player.

Navarro was joined by teammate Jeric Fortuna in the Mythical Five, along with Jerry Orera and Anthony Cuevas of Wang’s and Dennis Rodriguez of Star Group of Publications

Orera topscored for Wang’s with 24 points, followed by Cuevas with 18, Joshua Manthe with 13 and Ryan Regalado with 11.

Aldave, the former Talk N Text mainstay, was held to only six points after a bout with the fu.

Barako Bull consultant Dr. John Lim and Jimi Lim of Ironcon Builders awarded the trophies to the champion and runner-up, assisted by MBL chairman Alex Wang, tournament director Albert Andaya and commissioner Loreto ‘Ato’ Tolentino.

Star Group finished third, while Royal BC wound up fourth in the nine-team tournament.

The scores:

Hobe Bihon (101) -- Marquez 20, Junio 14, Sanders 13, Navarro 11, Lim 10, Dizon 9, Dela Cuesta 7, Fortuna 6, Zagala 4, Amir 3, Moody 2, Santiago 2.

Wang’s (89) -- Orera 24, Cuevas 18, Manthe 13, Regalado 11, Simon 6, Aldave 6, Reyes 5, Litonjua 2, Diaz 2, Pinera 2, Cataquiza 0.

Quarterscores: 24-21, 51-42, 72-70, 101-89.



Hobe rips Wang's, bags MBL plum

The Philippine Star
November 25, 2010

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=633256&publicationSubCategoryId=69

MANILA, Philippines – Hobe Bihon thumped Wang’s Ballclub, 101-89, in their winner-take-all showdown to rule the MBL Invitational basketball championship at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros Tuesday.

Former PBA players Niño Marquez scored 12 of his team-high 20 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of triples to power Hobe to victory.

Marquez, who saw action for Air21 in the PBA, hit the last of his four triples in the final two minutes against Jonathan Aldave to give Hobe a five-point cushion, 91-86, after Wang’s threatened at 86-88 on a similar three-pointer by ex-pro Biboy Simon.

Ismael Junio added 14 points, Jeffrey Sanders contributed 13 points, Leimar Navarro had 11 and Braulio Lim had 10 for Hobe, which finished with a 9-1 overall record in the nine-team tournament backed by Smart Communications, Dickies Underwear, WG Diner and PRC Courier Services.

Navarro, a 6-3 recruit from Philipppine Christian University, was later named as Most Valuable Player.



Hobe tinalo ang Wang's para sa korona

Pilipino Star Ngayon
Nove,ber 25, 2010

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=633127&publicationSubCategoryId=95

MANILA, Philippines – Pinataob ng Hobe Bihon ang Wang’s Ballclub, 101-89, sa kanilang winner-take-all showdown upang isubi ang 2010 MBL Invitational basketball championship sa Lyceum gym sa Intramuros, Manila.

Isinalpak ni dating PBA player Niño Marquez ang 12 mula sa kanyang team-high 20 puntos sa fourth quarter upang ihatid ang Hobe nina coach Junnel Mendiola at managers Bobby Co at James Café sa korona.

Kumunekta si Marquez, huling nagpakita ng aksyon sa PBA sa koponan ng Air21, ng kanyang ikaapat na tres sa huling dalawang minuto ng sagupaan at ibigay sa Hobe ang 91-86 abante matapos na magbanta ang Wang’s sa 86-88 sa tres naman ni ex-pro Biboy Simon.

Si Liemar Navarro, isang 6-3 recruit mula sa Philippine Christian University, ang nahirang na Most Valuable Player.

Tumapos naman ang Star Group bilang 3rd-placer, habang 4th-placer ang Royale Business Club.


Hobe Bihon captures MBL Invitational title

Bandera
11/25/2010

http://www.bandera.ph/mainitinitpa/mainitinitpa/view/20101125-18123/Hobe-Bihon-captures-MBL-Invitational-title


HOBE Bihon capped another memorable season by beating Wang’s Ballclub, 101-89, in their winner-take-all showdown to capture the title in the 2010 MBL Invitational basketball championship before a big crowd at the Lyceum Gym in Intramuros, Manila.

Former Philippine Basketball Association player Ni?arquez scored 12 of his team-high 20 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of backbreaking three-point shots from top of the key to power Hobe of coach Junnel Mendiola and managers Bobby Co and James Caf?o victory.

Marquez, who saw action for Air21 in the PBA, hit the last of his four triples in the final two minutes against the outstretched arms of Jonathan Aldave to give Hobe a five-point cushion, 91-86, after Wang’s threatened at 86-88 on a similar three-pointer by ex-pro Biboy Simon.