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07-28-2008, 10:50 PM
WNCAA opens Saturday

The 39th season of the Women’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (WNCAA) opens this Saturday with the bitter rivalry between Lyceum College and College of Saint Benilde serving as the main attraction in a triple-bill at the Cuneta Astrodome.

With a theme “Women in power, reveal what it takes,” the Blazers will be the host in what could be another year of competitive action that has basketball, volleyball and futsal as featured events in the first semester.

“We’d like to showcase that women are as competitive as anyone else, and we hope to make this year as successful as in the past years if not more,” Saint Benilde assistant vice-president Carmelita Lazatin said during the press launch held in their school’s Arts and Design Building.

The league will present the duel between Lady Pirates and Lady Blazers at 2 p.m. which would be preceded by a simple opening ceremony where Sen. Francis Pangilinan will be honored.

Rizal Technological University will face St. Scholastica’s College at 3:30 p.m. in the other class A action, while Centro Escolar and La Consolacion College of Manila will clash at 5 p.m. in class B. Julius Manicad

07-29-2008, 12:05 AM
Two top players are now gone for CSB and Lyceum

Leonette Salvacion has now graduate while it looks like Machiko wont be back for the Lady Pirates.

07-29-2008, 06:20 AM
Women’s tilt keeping its ‘figure’
By Jimbo Gulle
VIBRANT and successful on its 39th year, the Women’s National Collegiate Athletics Association (WNCAA) doesn’t want to get too big for its own good.

Asked if the country’s first trilevel league for women wanted to add more schools to its roster with two of its members still on leave, the head of its executive board said the WNCAA would prefer to stay at its present size.

“We will try our best to stay within 15 to 20 member-schools. Right now we are at 17,” Maria Vivian Manila, WNCAA national president, said yesterday in a press conference at the De la Salle College of St. Benilde, also host of the league’s latest season, in Manila.

“It’s hard to handle a big number of participants, especially with the nine events on our calendar,” Manila, of Saint Scholastica’s College, admitted. “But we are still receiving letters of intent from schools who want to join us.”

Manila said Saint Jude College, Southville International School and Colleges and Saint Pedro Poveda College are among the schools interested in joining the WNCAA, which unwraps its new season on August 2 at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

If accepted, they could take the place of long-time league members Chiang Kai Shek College and Sienna College, who are both on leave. For the second-straight year, both schools said they could not field teams for the league’s seniors, juniors and midgets divisions.

“They’re finding it hard to find players for their teams, some of which may have transferred to other schools,” Manila said.

As for the active WNCAA members, they get another chance to vie for the overall titles in their respective divisions, with competitions in basketball, volleyball and futsal (indoor football) slated from August to October. Contests in badminton, swimming, taekwondo, table tennis and lawn tennis fill the rest of the league’s seven-month calendar, or until February next year.

The league’s cheerleading finals are also slated on November 23 (for juniors) and February 22 (seniors), with Manila disclosing that midget cheerleading and handball events are also being planned.

07-29-2008, 06:52 AM
‘Women power’ is theme of WNCAA
By Kristel Satumbaga

The Women’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (WNCAA) kicks off its 39th season on Saturday featuring a showdown between Lyceum of the Philippines and host College of St. Benilde in the senior division at the Cuneta Astrodome.

After the opening ceremony at 1 p.m., Lyceum and CSB cagebelles clash at 2 p.m.

This year’s theme is "Women in Power… Reveal What It Takes."

"We wanted to emphasize women empowerment, that women can be as competitive as anyone else in sports," said Carmelita Lazatin, assistant vice president of the La Sallian Mission, Ministry and Planning, during yesterday’s media launch at the St. Benilde School of Design and Arts Building.

The host has invited Sen. Kiko Pangilinan and Janet Belarmino, one of the three Filipinos who scaled the Mt. Everest, as special guests during the one-hour opening rites.

Highlights of the ceremonies will be aired over ABC5 on Aug. 3 at 2 p.m.

Other opening day matches will pit Rizal Technological University against St. Scholastica’s College at 3:30 p.m., and Centro Escolar University against La Consolacion College at 5 p.m.

Volleyball and futsal will also be played during the first semester of the season aside from basketball. Badminton, table tennis, swimming, taekwondo and lawn tennis are scheduled for the second semester.

Cheerleading contest will be competed by the middle of the season.

Rizal Tech hopes to retain its overall championship title against perennial contenders St. Scholastica and St. Benilde.

Other members of the league are St. Francis of Assissi, University of Asia and the Pacific, Emilio Aguinaldo College, De La Salle Zobel, Miriam College, Philippine Women’s University, San Beda College of Alabang, Angelicum College, St. Stephen’s High School, World Citi Colleges and La Salle College of Antipolo.

Chiang Kai Shek College and Siena College of Quezon City took a leave of absence after failing to field teams in all the eight sports.

Backing this league are Monster Radio RX 93.1, Manila Bulletin, ABC5, Molten & Mikasa and Goody, in cooperation with Bratpack, Kickers, McDonald’s and Killerspin.

08-02-2008, 07:34 AM
39th WNCAA hahataw

Iisa lang ang misyon ng mga teams sa pagbubukas ngayon ng 39th Season ng WNCAA sa Cuneta Astrodome, ang maagaw ang titulo mula sa Senior A basketball at volleyball champion Lyceum of the Philippines University.

Tema ng liga ngayong taon ang “Women in Sports….Reveal what it takes.” Magpapamalas ng musical numbers ang Coro San Benildo at St. Benilde Romancon Dance Company, habang ihahatid naman ni De La Salle-CSB president Bro. Victor Franco, FSC, ang welcome remarks.

Ang host school St. Benilde ang nag-uwi ng cage title noong 2000 at 2001, pero noong nakaraang taon ay pinaluhod sila ng Lyceum sa Senior A.

Ang overall seniors champion noong nakaraang season na Rizal Technological University na na-promote sa Senior A matapos pagharian ang Senior B division sa 38th Season, ay haharap naman sa St.Scholastica’s College sa 3:30 pm, kasunod ang nag-iisang Senior B match sa pagitan ng Centro Escolar University at La Consolacion College Manila ng 5 pm.

Dedepensahan din ng RTU ang senior titles sa futsal, swimming, taekwondo at table tennis, samantalang ang St. Scholastica’s ang defending junior volleyball and swimming champion at nakatuon sa ika-walong sunod na cheerleading title.

Sa Linggo, anim na senior matches ang sisiklab sa volleyball sa RTU gym sa Mandaluyong habang tatlong senior futsal games din ang lalarga sa Club 650 gym sa Libis, Quezon City.

Ang 39th WNCAA ay suportado ng Goody, ABC 5, official balls Mikasa at Molten, official radio partner Monster Radio RX 93.1 at official print partners Manila Bulletin, Sports Digest at Sugar Sugar magazine. May additional backing pa mula McDonald’s, Kickers, Bratpack at Killerspin.

Magsisimula sa Aug 9 ang junior basketball, volleyball at futsal. Kasama sa iba pang events na pagtutunggalian ang junior cheerleading (Nov) at senior cheerleading (Feb 2009), at badminton, swimming, taekwondo at table tennis sa Jan 09.

Kasama sa 17-team league ay ang Angelicum College, De La Salle Zobel, Emilio Aguinaldo College, La Salle College Antipolo, Miriam College, Philippine Women’s University, San Beda College-Alabang, St. Francis of Assisi College, St. Stephen’s High School, University of Asia and the Pacific at World Citi Colleges.

Ang iba pang defending champions ay DLSZ (midget volleyball at taekwondo, junior futsal), Miriam (midget basketball at badminton, junior taekwondo), San Beda Alabang (junior cheerleading), at La Salle Antipolo (junior badminton). Wala ngayong season ang junior basketball champions noong nakaraang taon na Chiang Kai Shek College.

08-03-2008, 07:32 AM
Lady Pirates take WNCAA opener with rout of Blazers
Sunday, August 3, 2008
The Philippine Star

April Lualhati accounted for more than half of Lyceum’s total output as the Lady Pirates opened their grandslam bid with a 48-34 thrashing of host College of St. Benilde Lady Blazers yesterday at the start of the 39th WNCAA at the Cuneta Astrodome.

Lualhati topscored with 28 markers, including a triple that broke Lyceum’s four-minute silence* in the final 3:12 and reduced the Lady Pirates’ 17-point spread to just 11 points, 43-32.

Earlier, Lualhati committed her fourth personal foul with almost six minutes remaining in the match, forcing coach Aileen Lebornio to rest the graduating offguard. When Lualhati returned, she immediately scored five straight points for a 48-32 Lyceum advantage.

“I still consider St. Benilde as a tough opponent despite our big winning margin,” said Lebornio, who has seven rookies on her roster. “We’re giving premium to our defense this season because most of my players are new.”

The St. Scholastica’s College-Rizal Technological University and La Consolacion College Manila-Centro Escolar University matches were* ongoing at press time.

The Lady Pirates miss 38th season Most Valuable Player and National team mainstay Machiko Matsuno, who was diagnosed with a heart ailment last April.

Lyceum board representative Tanny Gonzales said the Filipino-Japanese’ playing career is over.

“She often collapsed during practice and a checkup in Japan last summer when she visited her father confirmed our fears,” said Gonzales. “We sought a second opinion upon her return here but it’s still the same. She was advised not to play anymore.”

The 39th WNCAA is being supported by Goody, ABC 5, official balls Mikasa and Molten, official radio partner Monster Radio RX 93.1 and official print partners Manila Bulletin, Sports Digest and Sugar Sugar magazine, with additional backing from McDonald’s, Kickers, Bratpack and Killerspin.

Lyceum will also start its bid for a ninth straight volleyball title when it plays St. Francis of Assisi College at 12 noon, one of six senior matches on tap at the RTU gym in Mandaluyong City.

Lyceum beat St. Francis for the title last year.

In senior futsal matches, defending champion RTU takes on Philippine Women’s University at 9 a.m. at the Club 650 gym in Libis, Queazon City.

08-04-2008, 07:34 AM
PWU, UA&P, EAC, St. Francis cagers post WNCAA wins

Philippine Women’s University had four players scoring in double figures to rout Miriam College, 81-59, yesterday in the 39th WNCAA senior basketball competition at the St. Scholastica’s College gym in Manila.

Shynel Villedo led all scorers with 31 points and was backed up by Darlene Samson who made 18, Sharmaine Cuevas’ 16 markers and Drecelyn Hotz who chipped in 10, as the Patriots joined opening-day winners Lyceum, Rizal Technological University and Centro Escolar University for the early lead.

Ma. Cristina Escall was the lone double-digit producer for Miriam with 19 points.

University of Asia & the Pacific was also merciless in dealing San Beda College Alabang a 51-26 decision; Emilio Aguinaldo College handed La Consolacion College Manila a second straight defeat, 54-46; and St. Francis of Assisi College downed World Citi Colleges, 61-54.

08-10-2008, 07:12 AM
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Miriam beats DLS-Zobel;
LSCA clobbers St. Stephen

MIRIAM College and La Salle College Antipolo downed separate rivals Saturday at the start of the 39th WNCAA high school basketball tournament at the St. Scholastica’s College gym.

Bianca Belarmino scored 16 points as Miriam prevailed over De La Salle Zobel, 56-42, while Joy Ong, Kristine Siapoc, Charmaine Sulit and Almira Kaye del Rosario combined for 43 points in LSCA’s 67-33 demolition of St. Stephen High School.

Miriam, the 37th season winner, and LSCA finished second and third, respectively to Chiang Kai Shek last year. Chiang Kai Shek took a leave of absence this year for lack of players.

In other games, Angelicum College stamped its class over St. Francis of Assisi College, 78-24, while Irene Jardiniano scored 16 points in leading San Beda College Alabang to a 54-11 victory over Philippine Women’s University, which is fielding a junior team for the first time this year.

Sunday’s matches pit defending seniors champion Lyceum against SFAC at 11 a.m. and Rizal Technological University against host College of St. Benilde at 9:30 a.m.

Also seeing action are La Con-solacion College against Philippine Women’s University at 12:30 p.m., Emilio Aguinaldo College against SBCA at 2 p.m. and Centro Escolar University against Miriam at 3:30 p.m.


First Game

MIRIAM 56 - Belarmino 16, Topacio 9, Paz 8, Garvida 6, Buenconsejo 4, Castro 4, Garcia 2, Dy 2, Jose 2, Nitorreda 2, Granada 1, Singson 0, Cua 0.

DLSZ 42 - Boot 19, Velante 10, Velhagen 4, Corcuera 4, N. Arguelles 2, Razon 2, A. Arguelles 1, Munzon 0, Ticson 0, Ilagan 0.

Quarters: 10-9, 29-18, 41-27, 56-42

Second Game

LSCA 67 - Ong 12, Siapoc 11, Sulit 10, Kaye del Rosario 10, Salapong 9, Pioquinto 4, Kate del Rosario 5, Bio 2, Ortega 2, Santiago 2, Lim 0, Pagaduan 0.

SSHS 33 - Chua 9, Siy 8, Chua 6, Cabaylo 5, Gonzales 5, Young 0, Tonenggee 0, Dujan 0.

Quarters: 15-10, 34-15, 57-23, 67-33

08-11-2008, 07:12 AM
Lyceum scores in WNCAA

Lyceum scored another lopsided win while Philippine Women’s University needed five extra minutes to surge on top of their respective divisions in the 39th WNCAA senior basketball tournament at the St. Scholastica’s College gym.

The Lady Pirates, behind the 30 points of April Lualhati beat St. Francis of Assisi College, 72-28, while the PWU Patriots got 28 markers from Shynel Villedo to deal La Consolacion College Manila a third straight defeat, 73-69.

Lyceum pace Senior A at 2-0 while PWU totes a similar record in Senior B.

St. Scho barged into the win column in Senior A at 1-1 after subduing World Citi Colleges in the opener, 77-67, and host College of St. Benilde also recovered from an opening-day setback with an 81-80 squeaker over Rizal Technological University.

The 39th WNCAA is being supported by Goody, ABC 5, official balls Mikasa and Molten, official radio partner Monster Radio RX 93.1 and official print partners Manila Bulletin, Sports Digest and Sugar Sugar magazine, with additional backing from McDonald’s, Kickers and Bratpack.

At the Club 650 gym in Libis, Quezon City, defending senior futsal champion RTU conquered St. Scho, 19-1, and EAC blanked WCC, 16-0, to lead at 2-0.

Defending junior champion De La Salle Zobel debuted with an 11-0 victory over San Beda College Alabang.

08-19-2008, 10:01 AM
Can someone please post game schedules in the sched thread, thanks.

08-24-2008, 07:03 AM
DLSU, SBC-Alabang score

Miller Ong unloaded a game-high 22 points to carry La Salle College past De La Salle Zobel, 64-50, and continue its hold on the leadership of the 39th WNCAA junior basketball yesterday at the SSC gym.

Kristine Siapoc backed up Ong with 13 markers and Kate del Rosario added 11 as the Antipolo-based Voyagers, third placers last year, improved its mark to 3-0.

In the opening match, San Beda College Alabang joined idle Miriam College in second spot at 2-0 with a 76-61 win over St. Scholastica�s College. Cassandra Santos and Lea Mariano made 19 points apiece for the Red Lions while Irene Jardiniano contributed 17.

Angelicum College moved into third place at 2-1 after downing St. Stephen�s High School, 46-35, behind the 16 points of Jeannine Ong and the 11 markers of Aiyani Mat-hana.

Teri Anne Quimbo produced 11 points as defending midgets champion Miriam debuted with 44-18 win over De La Salle Zobel

The 39th WNCAA is being supported by Goody, ABC 5, official balls Mikasa and Molten, official radio partner Monster Radio RX 93.1 and official print partners Manila Bulletin, Sports Digest and Sugar Sugar magazine, with additional backing from McDonald�s, Kickers and Bratpack.

Meanwhile, the league has severed its ties with the Association of Basketball Arbiters because of growing complaints from member schools regarding officiating.

09-06-2008, 07:22 AM
Saturday, September 6, 2008
La Salle, San Beda eye WNCAA semis

La Salle and San Beda College-Alabang shoot for at least a tie for junior semifinal berths today while the senior quarterfinal phase gets going tomorrow in the 39th WNCAA tournament in separate venues.

The Lady Archers take on St. Scholastica’s College in junior basketball at 2:30 p.m. at the SSC gym with the Taft-based squad aiming to preserve its clean slate which currently stands at 4-0. Miriam College shoots for a 4-0 card against Philippine Women’s University at 1 p.m.

At the RTU gym, SBCA battles St. Francis of Assisi College at 10:30 a.m., eyeing a 5-0 slate in junior volleyball. Second placers PWU and St. Scholastica, toting 3-1 marks, try to keep up when they go up against each other at 1:30 p.m.

Midget leaders SBCA and St. Scholatica, both with 3-0 records, part ways at 9:30 a.m.

The 39th WNCAA is being supported by Goody, Asics, official balls Mikasa and Molten, official radio partner Monster Radio RX 93.1 and official print partners Manila Bulletin, Sports Digest and Sugar Sugar magazine, with additional backing from McDonald’s, Kickers and Bratpack.

In tomorrow’s senior basketball matches also at the SSC gym, No. 3 Rizal Technological University meets No. 6 World Citi Colleges at 12:30 p.m. while No. 4 St. Scholastica and No. 5 SFAC collide at 2 p.m.

The RTU versus WCC winner will advance to the semifinals on Sept. 14 against top-ranked and grandslam-seeking Lyceum.

while No. 2 and host College of St. Benilde awaits the winner between St. Scholastica and SFAC.

Quarterfinals matches in senior volleyball pit No. 3 RTU versus No. 6 Emilio Aguinaldo College at 9 a.m. and No. 4 La Consolacion College Manila against No. 5 WCC at 11 a.m.

Eight-time defending champion Lyceum and SFAC are already in the semifinals.

09-16-2008, 07:07 AM
September 16, 2008 07:13 PM Tuesday* *
Lyceum wallops SSC *

GRAND SLAM-seeking Lyceum proved* too good for St. Scholastica’s College, winning 98-46 in* the semifinals Sunday to make the* Senior A best-of-three championship of the 39th WNCAA* tournament at* the SSC gym.
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The Lady Pirates thus extended* their* winning run to six, including* a* five-game* sweep of the* elimination* phase.* They also won over the Scions, 101-46, on Aug. 24.
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Host* St. Benilde holds the twice-to-beat edge over Rizal Technological University when they dispute* the other finals seat on Sept. 21.* St. Scholastica will meet the loser of that match for third* place.
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In the opening match, Philippine Women's University beat Centro Escolar University, 57-46, to* sweep Senior B and set up a Final Four* meeting with No. 4 Miriam College.
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Emilio Aguinaldo College edged CEU for the No. 2 spot despite their* identical 4-2 slates on the strength* of* its* 49-43 elimination round win* over the Mendiola-based team on Aug. 17.
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The 39th WNCAA is being supported* by Goody,* Asics, official balls Mikasa and Molten, official radio partner Monster Radio RX 93.1, official* print* partner Manila Bulletin, Sports Digest, Sugar Sugar, and with additional backing from* McDonald's, Kickers and Bratpack.
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The junior futsal finals will feature a rematch between defending champion De La Salle Zobel and Miriam College on Sept. 28.
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The Green Archers, who also won* *the 37th season, nipped sister school* La Salle College Voyagers, 4-3, in* Sunday’s* semifinals at the Miriam College gym.
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RTU is still on top of the senior field at 5-0 after blanking Miriam, 2-0.