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Emon74
10-07-2008, 05:00 PM
It is said that UCAA is on its 7th.Season, but here is a classical collegiate hoops about the old UCAA back in the late 50s.

Feati crushes Pythons, 68-62

October 4, 1959 - Lauro Mumar's Feati University Hi-Flyers sent their UCAA basketball title-retention hopes into course by crushing the MLQU Pythons, 68-62, at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Timely drives by Valentine Borromeo, Federico Salonga and Alberto Capito assured the Hi-Flyers of victory after the Pythons, under Charlie Martin had slithered to within a basket off the lead.

Saints punish Capitol

October 12, 1959 - San Sebestian College won its third straight victory over Capitol City College, 78-67, in the final round of the UCAA senior cage tournament at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The game was a nip-and-tuck affair in the first half. The SSC saints trailed by three points at halftime, 27-30. paced by Alfredo Eustaquio and Florentino Tolentino, the Saints staged a second half rally to tie the score at 64-all and went on to ice the contest.
Manuel L. Quezon University stayed hot on the heels of the Saints by topping Lyceum's Pirates, 69-64, to remain in second place.

Feati, MLQU enter finals

October 20, 1959 - Feati University and Manuel L. Quezon University gained the finals of the UCAA senior basketball series by overwhelming their respective rivals at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Feati's defending champion hi-flyers, guided by coach Lauro Mumar, handed Capitol City College its fifth consecutive defeat, 91-55

Feati keeps UCAA Crown

October 25, 1959 - Feati Hi-Flyers retained the UCAA basketball crown by crushing Manuel L. Quezon University Pythons, 68-52, at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Fastbreaking Federico Salonga paced Feati with a game-high 22 points. Much of the credit for the victory went to Coach Lauro Mumar, who moulded the Hi-Flyers into a well-knit squad led by Salonga, Valentino Borromeo, Reynaldo Decena and Alberto Capito.
The Pythons, powered by Eliseo Mangubat, Claudio Cristobal and Ceferino Tibayan, grabbed the early lead, 22-16. but the Hi-Flyers' floating and pressing zone prevented MLQU's outside shooters from taking clear shots. Feati finished two points behind, 26-24 at halftime.

AnthonyServinio
10-09-2008, 12:28 AM
BASED on the supplied information, I would guess that this league eventually became the Manila Universities and Colleges Athletic Association (MUCAA) in a few years time. The schools in the story are essentially the same schools that made up the MUCAA.

MUCAA later merged with the Philippine Integrated Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (PICUAA) circa 1989-1990 to form the Cultural and Athletic Association of Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (CAACUP). Of course, the CAACUP later disbanded to pave the way for the formation of the National Capital Region Athletic Association (NCRAA) which in turn set the stage for the formation of today's UCAA.

Emon74
10-09-2008, 03:25 PM
BASED on the supplied information, I would guess that this league eventually became the Manila Universities and Colleges Athletic Association (MUCAA) in a few years time. The schools in the story are essentially the same schools that made up the MUCAA.

MUCAA later merged with the Philippine Integrated Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (PICUAA) circa 1989-1990 to form the Cultural and Athletic Association of Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (CAACUP). Of course, the CAACUP later disbanded to pave the way for the formation of the National Capital Region Athletic Association (NCRAA) which in turn set the stage for the formation of today's UCAA.


I just found a bit of this information that MUCAA actually started in 1977, with PSBA (where I studied) taking the Crown in its maiden year in 1977 and 1979, and Feati university winning in 1978 and 1980, other schools who participate were Lyceum, Philippine College of Criminology, De Ocampo memorial college, NCBA.

In 1981, MUCAA has had such players like PSBA's Joshua Villapando, Sonny Cabatu, Lyceum's Leo Austria, Danilo Acero, Frederick Ferrer, Dante Gonzalgo, Ricky Cui, Feati's Adonie Tierra, Nazareno Batoon (1980 MUCAA MVP) PCCr's Renato Del Mundo. They were then considered "the other league" certainly has gotten side by side with the NCAA and the UAAP in terms of equalling the glamour of those two popular Collegiate leagues.

MonL
10-09-2008, 03:56 PM
* * *BASED on the supplied information, I would guess that this league eventually became the Manila Universities and Colleges Athletic Association (MUCAA) in a few years time.* The schools in the story are essentially the same schools that made up the MUCAA.

* * *MUCAA later merged with the Philippine Integrated Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (PICUAA) circa 1989-1990 to form the Cultural and Athletic Association of Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (CAACUP).* Of course, the CAACUP later disbanded to pave the way for the formation of the National Capital Region Athletic Association (NCRAA) which in turn set the stage for the formation of today's UCAA.



I just found a bit of this information that MUCAA actually started in 1977, with PSBA (where I studied) taking the Crown in its maiden year in 1977 and 1979, and Feati university winning in 1978 and 1980, other schools who participate were Lyceum, Philippine College of Criminology, De Ocampo memorial college, NCBA.

In 1981, MUCAA has had such players like PSBA's Joshua Villapando, Sonny Cabatu, Lyceum's Leo Austria, Danilo Acero, Frederick Ferrer, Dante Gonzalgo, Ricky Cui, Feati's Adonie Tierra, Nazareno Batoon (1980 MUCAA MVP) PCCr's Renato Del Mundo. They were then considered "the other league" certainly has gotten side by side with the NCAA and the UAAP in terms of equalling the glamour of those two popular Collegiate leagues.



If I'm not mistaken, 1978 RP Youth player and future pro Gary Vargas was a poster boy for this "other league" as a PSBA Jaguar. Credit that to the late Sports Weekly Magazine writer Pyke Jocson who would write about diamonds in the rough and potential superstar collegiate players who were not generally known outside of their respective leagues.

Emon74
06-10-2009, 10:24 AM
Favorites register UAAP wins
July 19, 1959

Defending champion University of the East, Far Eastern University and Santo Tomas lived up to expectations and posted early victories in this year's UAAP senior basketball tournament which opened at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The FEU Tamaraws, powered by Engracio Arazas who topscored with 26 points, defeated University of the Philippines, 87-85, in overtime. The Regulation score was 74-all.
Earlier, UST's Goldies turned back National U Bulldogs, 60-52, and in the nightcap, the Warriors issued notice of their title-retention bid by routing the Manila Central University's Tigers, 97-76.

UST, UP fives bow to rivals
September 2, 1959

University of Santo Tomas and the University of the Philippines lost their bids for second round glory in the UAAP cage series when both teamswere defeated by respective opponents at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The Goldies, first round titlists, bowed to Far Eastern University Tamaraws, 78-79 while the Maroons dropped an 81-85 decision to the Manila Central U Tigers. Their defeats, their second in the round, pulled the Goldies and Maroons down to third place and left only the unbeaten FEU Tamaraws and the defending champion University of the East in positions to bag the flag.
The UE Red Warriors stayed in the running by leashing the National University Bulldogs in the nightcap, 63-57 for their third victory in four outings.

UST thumps UE, regains title
September 16, 1959

The University of Santo Tomas displayed a well-knit man-to-man defense to smother the defending champion University of the East, 66-55, and regain the UAAP basketball crown before 9,000 fans at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
It was the first title for the Goldies after four years of so-so performances. Far Eastern University won it in 1956 and UE took over the next two years. FEU was eliminated by UST this season in the playoffs, 84-67.
The victory was largely the work of two men who spent most of their playing time on the UST bench this season, rangy Asencion Aparicio and ex-Goldie skipper Angel Pavilano, and old reliable and slippery Rosendo Libunao.
Established stars of the season, UST's Ramon Cotia and Reynaldo Arenas and UE's Roehl Nadurata, Mario Uson, Herman Dionisio and Tomas Paredes, failed to shake off the jitters. Nadurata, who was usually good for 20 points in tight and crucial matches, was held down to four measly points, all scored from the charity stripe, by? Aparicio.
The lanky Tommie center didn't only excel in the guarding department. He also spearheaded UST's offensive by scoring 20 points, two points better than Warriors pointman Rizaldo Pabillore's output.
Aparicio was assisted ably by Libunao whose flawless heaves from quartercourt went for 16 points and Pavilano who checked top UE scoring aces Dionisio, Pabillore and Maximiano Concepcion from doing too much damage.
This championship was the 10th the Goldies bagged since the loop commenced and, with it, they grabbed the second leg of the three-foot trophy, donated in 1955, that would go to the team that tops the loop thrice.

Emon74
06-10-2009, 01:24 PM
Red Robins clinch NCAA title
September 28, 1958

A jumpshot by rookie Eduardo Remigio in the last three seconds gave the Mapua Tech Red Robins this year's NCAA junior division title with a 62-61 squeaker over the Jose Rizal Light Bombers before 5,000 fans at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Remigio's effortless jump, coming after teammate Peping Tan had twice missed from inside the keyhole area, gave the Robins their 10th straight victory of the season. The Robins thus regained the junior loop throne which they had abdicated to the Letran Squires last year.
The Robins played splendidly in the first half leading by 13 points at halftime, 35-22, through the efforts of the unstoppable Tan. But the Lighties staged a great third-quarter rally which wiped out the Robins spread to just one point, 50-51.
Fifteen seconds from the final gun, the Lighties also took the upperhand, 61-60, when skipper Manuel Manalo drove through the Robins defense to pitch in a running flip, then with seven seconds left in the game, Tan found himself free inside the keyhole but missed the shot, he recovered the ball, shot but missed again, Tan recovered again and executed a pivotal pass to the unguarded Remigio, who calmly sank the winning basket.

San Beda wins NCAA title
September 17, 1959

The San Beda Red Lions survived the late rally of the Jose Rizal Heavy Bombers early in the second half to win this year's NCAA basketball series before 10,000 fans at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Showing speed, fearsome firepower, domination of the backboards and shifting man-to-man defense, the Red Lions defeated the Heavy Bombers, 81-73. The win gave them the second round flag of the series and consequently, the championship of the glamour loop.
Six Lions; Alberto Reynoso, Rudolfo de los Santos, Ramon Ascue, Nicholas Carranceja, Jose Oyson and Adel Feliciano, roared loudest in winning for San Beda its first title in four years and ninth in the 35-year existence of the league.
The Lions were evidently the champions even before the game's final seven minutes ticked off, for they were 17 points ahead, 64-47, having bounced back from a rousing Bomber rally that hacked down their 11-point spread early in the second half to only five, 43-38.
JRC, fighting for the second round pennant and thereby a best-of-three title series with first round winner San Beda, started under terrific pressure and allowed the Bedans to pounce to a 9-0 advantage.
After the match, the Bedans were awarded individual medals and the NCAA trophy as a team. They also won the Sportmanlike trophy of Don Manolo Elizalde and Carranceja took the Most Sportsmanlike Player prize.

Light Bombers snare title
September 27, 1959

Jose Rizal College's five year championship famine in the NCAA basketball ended as its Light Bombers took away the junior throne from Mapua Tech Robins with a 40-37 victory in the second game of the best of three title series at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Five Lighties - Elias Tolentino, Edgardo Gomez, Renato Perez, Teodoro Galisanao and Reynaldo Valena - stood out somewhat for JRC.

Toto Battung
06-11-2009, 12:13 PM
1954 MICAA Mythical Teams (PSA)

First Team

Forwards: Mariano Tolentino -RSM
Napoleon Flores- RSM

Center: Carlos Loyzaga- YCO

Guards: Lauro Mumar -RSM
Antonio Genato - YCO

Second Team

Forwards: Ponciano Saldana - PAL
Florentino Bautista, Jr. - SMB

Center: Leo Schwaiger - PAL

Guards: Ramon Manulat - Yellow Taxi
Rafael Hechanova- Yco

Toto Battung
06-11-2009, 12:18 PM
1954 UAAP Mythical Teams (PSA)

First Team

Forwards: Francis Wilson - UST
Francisco Santos- FEU

Center: David Ligeralde- FEU

Guards: Bayani Amador- FEU
Tony Villamor- NU

Second Team

Forwards: Eddie Pacheco- UST
Arturo Calara- NU

Center: Ramon Tapales, Jr. - UP

Guards: Antonio Relosa- FEU
Alejandro de Jesus- NU

Toto Battung
06-11-2009, 12:23 PM
1954 NCAA Mythical Team (PSA)

First team

Forwards: Loreto Carbonell- San Beda
Honesto Mayoralgo- Ateneo

Center: Mario Ballesteros -Ateneo

Guards: Frank Rabat - Ateneo
Jose Bangoy - San Beda


Second team

Forwards: Rene Wassmer - La Salle
Cesar Jota - San Beda

Center: William Sotelo - San Beda

Guards: Licerio Alicante - La Salle
Roman Tantay - Letran

Emon74
06-23-2009, 10:29 AM
Panthers end long drought
September 26, 1958

The Union High School Panthers snagged their first Manila Athletic Association for Secondary Schools (MAASS) cage trophy in five years by beating the Philippine Chinese High dribblers, 45-42, before a partly crowd of 800 at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Using the pressing and shifting zone, the Panthers led throughout the game. They led at halftime, 23-17, with lanky Bob Morrow spearheading the attack. The Chinese flubbed several charity attempts in the final minute and these killed their chances of winning the match.
MAASS president Gerardo Armonio awarded the championship trophy to Union's skipper Rolando Asuncion.

Adamson trips Union, 61-50, to take title
October 21, 1959

The Adamson Baby Falcons clinched the MAASS cage title via sweep by defeating defending champion Union High five, 61-50, at the American School gymnasium.
The Baby Falcons had earlier swept the first round. Adamson have the game under wraps after posting a 10-point lead, 49-39, in the third quarter. Powered by skipper Danny Bartolome, Eddie Enriquez and Dan Schlatterman, who combined for an output of 43 points, the Baby Falcons buried the Union Panthers with a 33-26 lead at halftime.
Playing without intensity, Union failed to put up a solid defense against the furious assault of the Baby Falcons, Panthers aces Bob Morrow, Nestor Asuncion and Manuel Tan fared dismally from the field in the face of Adamson's tough defense.

Emon74
09-13-2009, 06:04 PM
Warriors win UAAP crown
September 17, 1958

Olympian Consatancio Ortiz, Jr. sizzled all night long with his outside shots as he bannered defending champion University of the East to its second straight UAAP crown by blasting Manila Central University, 102-88, before a sparse crowd of 4,000 at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Ortiz, the Warriors' top rifleman, mocked all guards thrown at him by the Tigers as he scored a league record of 51 points which eclipsed the 46 registered by University of Manila's Vicente Casado five years ago. Also overshadowed by Ortiz' impeccable outside shooting was the 43-point output of National University's Narciso Bernardo, the best individual scoring record last year.
With Ortiz running rings around MCU's Damian Lim, Henry Hill and Juan Rivera, the Warriors took a 16-8 advantage, but the Tigers rallied mightily through the heads-up plays of Manuel Abella, Ernesto Gonzalo, Jr. Eduardo Zamora and Rivera to deadlock the game at 16-16.
Both teams battled evenly as the Tigers gallantly frustrated the Warriors' breakaway bid until the sweet shooting Ortiz resumed his net ripping chores that gave the Azcarraga-based dribblers a 50-42 halftime advantage.
The Warriors managed to post a 53-44 lead early in the final half but again MCU struck back, chopping the advantage to just five, 52-57. Undaunted, the Warriors with Ortiz getting able support from Roehl Nadurata, Mario Uson and Agapito de Castro, widened UE's lead to 12 points, 82-70, enroute to an unassailable 100-82 advantage with two minutes left.

Emon74
09-27-2010, 07:29 PM
Painters turn back Chinese
October 30, 1958

Yco Athletic Club frustrated the visiting Keh Nan Tigers, 80-72, in its farewell appearance before some 7,000 fans at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Carlos Loyzaga, Loreto Carbonell and Martin Urra provided the firepower but it was the excellent playmaking chores of spitfire Eddie Lim which broke the back of the Tigers, 8 of whom are members of the Sino Asiad contingent. Keh Nan is also the reigning Republic of China national champion.

Ysmael edges Yco, cops title
November 13, 1958

Ysmael Steel leaned on its little men to barrel its way to a surprising 88-84 victory over defending champion Yco Athletic Club and rule the Challenge to Champions tournament at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Admiral Cesar Jota, who sizzled all night long en route to a game high 32 points and Tito Villareal, provided the spark and the needed points as Ysmael scored one of the year's biggest surprises in local cagedom before an overflowing crowd of 6,000 fans.
The other games saw Seven-Up repulse University of the East Warriors, 87-86, in double overtime to cop third place. Both teams battled to a 66-all deadlock in regulation and the first overtime at 77-all, before the Marauders finally surged ahead in the second extension mainly on the hits of Siegfredo Fuentes and Nap Flores.

Emon74
09-27-2010, 07:35 PM
Ysmael Steel outsmarts Yco five, 86-74
September 29, 1959

The Ysmael Steel Admirals proved as the strongest challenge to the Yco Painters' claim to the national basketball championship this year as they outclassed the six-time national titlists Painters, 86-74, in the Philippine Tuberculosis Society benefit dream game witnessed by 10,000 fans at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
With Alfonso Marquez taking over from Bobby Flores as the shotcaller for the Admirals, they surged to a 10-point lead, 29-19, despite the presence of Carlos Loyzaga, Edgardo Ocampo and Carlos Badion.
Yco slugged back with the entry of Eddie Lim and Loreto Carbonell, combined with Loyzaga and Badion, the Painters came close, cutting the Admirals lead to four, 33-29. Cesar Jota and Marquez countered for Ysmael and at halftime, the Admirals led by eight, 45-37.

Painters outclass Seoul squad, 90-75
November 3, 1959

The favored Philippines Yco team won its third straight victory in the Presidential Birthday basketball tournament by defeating the Seoul quintet, 90-75, at the Taipei's Armed Forces stadium.
Carlos Badion, who led the game scoring with 29 points, and Loreto Carbonell shattered the Korean defense with their accurate long shots.
The Painters won their first game against the Chinese junior champion team Kuo Kwang, 88-79, in overtime and routed Kokan club of Japan, 87-52, in their second outing.

Yco five trips Chinese, 97-78
November 11, 1959

The Philippine Yco basketball team won its eight consecutive game and the championship of the Presidential Birthday basketball tournament by defeating the Chinese Keh Nan, 97-78, at the Taipei's Armed Forces stadium.
The soft-spoken coach Leopoldo Prieto caught the Chinese all-stars by surprised by putting for the first time in the tournament, both sharpshooting Loreto Carbonell and Carlos Badion in the court from the very beginning.
Badion led the scoring honors with 24 points, followed by Francis Wilson, who canned in 17 points.
The President Chiang-Kai-Shek silver cup was presented to the Yco club in the closing ceremony.

Emon74
07-13-2011, 10:12 PM
I was fortunate to borrow this real classic, a summary of the 1954 National Open basketball tournament.

The four semifinalists of the 1954 National Open are: two from the UAAP, UST and FEU, and two from the MICAA, YCO Painters and PRISCO.

Game Results:
YCO Painters (6-0)
29th Engineers, 85-56 (W)
Armed Forces, 79-50 (W)
FEU, 50-47 (W)
Yellow Taxi, 57-50 (W)
ComNavPhil, 52-46 (W)
UST, 72-59 (W)

UST Glowing Goldies
Araullo Law School, 77-32 (W)
San Miguel Brewery, 68-50 (W)
Philippine Air Lines, 64-58 (W)
ComNavPhil, 70-50 (W)
YCO (L)

PRISCO (5-1)
Fleet Air, 76-57 (W)
Letran, 63-55 (W)
ComNavPhil, 57-51 (W)
FEU, 59-50 (W)
San Beda, 67-66 (W)
Philippine Air Lines, 67-92 (L)

FEU Tamaraws (4-2)
Armed Forces, 91-51
29th Engineers, 91-54
San Beda, 50-49
Philippine Air Lines, 45-43
YCO (L)
PRISCO (L)

Round-Robin:
UST 49 PRISCO 48 *UST froze the ball the rest of the way!
YCO 50 FEU 47

FEU 50 PRISCO 48
YCO 31 UST 29

FEU 50 UST 46
PRISCO 43 YCO 40

the National Open final playoff was between YCO Painters and FEU Tamaraws, both with identical 2-1 slates.

*A surprise guest at the Rizal Coliseum was President Ramon Magsaysay, who witness the YCO-PRISCO match.

Emon74
07-13-2011, 10:24 PM
The lineups of the 4 semifinalists in the 1954 National Open basketball tournament:

YCO Painters (Coach by Leo Prieto)

Kurt Seeberger
Tony Genato
Dading Cuna
Paeng Hechanova
Cesar Sequera
Tito Eduque
Ramoncito Campos
Eddie Lim
Jess Bito
Pepe Esteva
Jose Ma. Mendieta

PRISCO

Bay Mumar
Francisco Legarejos
Mariano Tolentino
Florentino Bautista
Braulio Quintana
Baby Dalupan
Edward Dee
Caddy Tanquintic
Johnny McBean
Juanito Buenaflor

FEU Tamaraws (Coach by Noro de los Reyes)

Tony Relosa
Bayani Amador
Joaquin Tayo
Godofredo Rodriguez
Eddie de los Reyes
Serafin Vida
Herminio Astorga
Paquito Diaz

UST Glowing Goldies

Francis Wilson
Ramon Manulat
Napoleon Flores
Andy Bautista
Roger Serafico
Ning Ramos
Jose Petel

fordmo47
08-18-2011, 03:01 PM
San Beda wins NCAA title

September 17, 1959 - The San Beda Red Lions survived the late rally of the Jose Rizal Heavy Bombers early in the second half to win this year’s NCAA basketball series before 10,000 fans at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Showing speed, fearsome firepower, domination of the backboards and shifting man-to-man defense, the Red Lions defeated the Heavy Bombers, 81-73. The win gave them the second round flag of the series and consequently, the championship of the glamour loop.
Six Lions – Alberto Reynoso, Rudolfo de los Santos, Ramon Ascue, Nicholas Carranceja, Jose Oyson and Adel Feliciano – roared loudest in winning for San Beda its first title in four years, and ninth in the 35-year existence of the league.
The Lions were evidently the champions even before the game’s final seven minutes ticked off. For they were 17 points ahead, 64-47, having bounced back from a rousing Bomber rally that hacked down their 11-point spread early in the second half to only five, 43-38.
JRC, fighting for the second round pennant and thereby a best-of-three title series with first round winner San Beda, started under terrific pressure and allowed the Bedans to pounce to a 9-0 advantage.
After the match, the Bedans were awarded individual medals and the NCAA trophy as a team. They also won the sportmanlike trophy of Don Manolo Elizalde and Carranceja took the “most sportsmanlike player” prize.
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Before he became the notorius Don Pepe and met his tragic end in 1990

The_Big_Cat
08-18-2011, 05:14 PM
San Beda wins NCAA title

September 17, 1959 - The San Beda Red Lions survived the late rally of the Jose Rizal Heavy Bombers early in the second half to win this year’s NCAA basketball series before 10,000 fans at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Showing speed, fearsome firepower, domination of the backboards and shifting man-to-man defense, the Red Lions defeated the Heavy Bombers, 81-73. The win gave them the second round flag of the series and consequently, the championship of the glamour loop.
Six Lions – Alberto Reynoso, Rudolfo de los Santos, Ramon Ascue, Nicholas Carranceja, Jose Oyson and Adel Feliciano – roared loudest in winning for San Beda its first title in four years, and ninth in the 35-year existence of the league.
The Lions were evidently the champions even before the game’s final seven minutes ticked off. For they were 17 points ahead, 64-47, having bounced back from a rousing Bomber rally that hacked down their 11-point spread early in the second half to only five, 43-38.
JRC, fighting for the second round pennant and thereby a best-of-three title series with first round winner San Beda, started under terrific pressure and allowed the Bedans to pounce to a 9-0 advantage.
After the match, the Bedans were awarded individual medals and the NCAA trophy as a team. They also won the sportmanlike trophy of Don Manolo Elizalde and Carranceja took the “most sportsmanlike player” prize.




Nicholas "Tata" Carranceja was the 1959 NCAA MVP. That performance enabled him to be included in the 1960 "Asian Olympics". I still have photos and articles of the 1959 San Beda Red Lions still buried at the basement. I'll try to post them when I find it.

genom222
08-18-2011, 08:18 PM
San Beda wins NCAA title

September 17, 1959 - The San Beda Red Lions survived the late rally of the Jose Rizal Heavy Bombers early in the second half to win this year’s NCAA basketball series before 10,000 fans at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Showing speed, fearsome firepower, domination of the backboards and shifting man-to-man defense, the Red Lions defeated the Heavy Bombers, 81-73. The win gave them the second round flag of the series and consequently, the championship of the glamour loop.
Six Lions – Alberto Reynoso, Rudolfo de los Santos, Ramon Ascue, Nicholas Carranceja, Jose Oyson and Adel Feliciano – roared loudest in winning for San Beda its first title in four years, and ninth in the 35-year existence of the league.
The Lions were evidently the champions even before the game’s final seven minutes ticked off. For they were 17 points ahead, 64-47, having bounced back from a rousing Bomber rally that hacked down their 11-point spread early in the second half to only five, 43-38.
JRC, fighting for the second round pennant and thereby a best-of-three title series with first round winner San Beda, started under terrific pressure and allowed the Bedans to pounce to a 9-0 advantage.
After the match, the Bedans were awarded individual medals and the NCAA trophy as a team. They also won the sportmanlike trophy of Don Manolo Elizalde and Carranceja took the “most sportsmanlike player” prize.




Nicholas "Tata" Carranceja was the 1959 NCAA MVP. That performance enabled him to be included in the 1960 "Asian Olympics". I still have photos and articles of the 1959 San Beda Red Lions still buried at the basement. I'll try to post them when I find it.


Hmmm I had a classmate in SBC HS batch 98 with a surname Carranceja, Martin was his first name. Anak siguro yun.

jsa
08-19-2011, 11:19 PM
Does anybody know the complete roster of this 1959 San Beda champion team? Thanks.

The_Big_Cat
09-06-2011, 11:09 AM
Does anybody know the complete roster of this 1959 San Beda champion team? Thanks.


Complete roster and photo of the 1959 San Beda team are posted at the RED LIONS' DEN/BEST RED LIONS' LINEUP OF ALL TIME.

Joescoundrel
09-16-2011, 02:50 PM
San Beda wins NCAA title

Six Lions – Alberto Reynoso, Rudolfo de los Santos, Ramon Ascue, Nicholas Carranceja, Jose Oyson and Adel Feliciano – roared loudest in winning for San Beda its first title in four years, and ninth in the 35-year existence of the league.
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Before he became the notorius Don Pepe and met his tragic end in 1990




How'd a basketball superstar ever wind up becoming a criminal overlord?

Joescoundrel
09-16-2011, 02:51 PM
Was Louie Rabat from this era?

How'bout the Panlilio and Hechanova fellows?

Emon74
05-18-2012, 05:40 PM
Yellow Taxi wins anew
June 26, 1958

Yellow Taxi maintain its unbeaten slate by smashing San Miguel Brewery, 71-58 in the MICAA qualifying round at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. coach Fely Fajardo's charges broke loose from a tight first half and surge to a 16-point advantage, 65-49, later in the final half, San Miguel's Arce and Benedicto Salvador tried to narrow the gap but time ran out.
In the other game, Caltex Oilers gave Seven-Up a big scare before losing, 83-88 in overtime.

Emon74
08-13-2012, 01:14 PM
LA SALLE wins NCAA Crown
October 7, 1956

La Salle recovered from an early 15-point deficit to turn back Mapua Institute of Technology, 79-74, and win the NCAA crown before 10,000 fans at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
It was a bitter defeat for the Cardinals, who were expecting a double championship as their junior teammates, the Robbins earlier clinch the secondary crown at the expense of Letran.
Coach Rogelio Lao's charges fell behind by 15 points, 40-25, early in the second quarter but managed to reduce the gap to three, 46-43 at halftime.
Only seven players, led by Kurt Bachmann and skipper Hever Bascon, played for La Salle, but they gamely engaged the Cardinals and in the end proved more superior. Mapua's bid took a big blow in the second half when its three leading players - skipper Carlos Badion, Carlos Mandilag and Pablo Belmonte, Jr. fouled out in succession.

Emon74
12-01-2012, 12:01 PM
UE wins UAAP title
September 18, 1957

University of the East Red Warriors finally hit it big in the UAAP basketball tournament as they subdued Arch rival University of Santo Tomas, 64-55, to win the crown at the jampacked Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
This was the first UAAP crown for coach Virgilio Dalupan's charges since they joined the league in 1953, Early this year, the Warriors took the National Inter-Collegiate plum.
The Warriors double-teamed UST's high-scoring Rosendo Libunao, who managed only 22 points, eight below his usual average, the game was closed only in the first few minutes when the Goldies managed to pull abreast at 9-all, from thereon it was an all-UE show as Roberto Flores and Filomeno Pumaren shackled Libunao while Constancio Ortiz unloaded bombs from the outside.
The peppery Ortiz, who finished with 17 points, opened the second half with a three-point play off Roberto Yburan while Pumaren and Flores combined for a 7-2 bomb for a 39-21 UE lead.
Coach Baby Dalupan praised UST for playing "good basketball", Losing coach Herminio Silva attributed the team's loss to the Goldies' anemic outside shooting. "We just can't sink those long shots," said Silva.

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02-28-2013, 04:42 PM
Eagles clinch 9th NCAA Crown
October 12, 1957

The Ateneo Blue Eagles copped the NCAA cage championships by nipping Mapua Technology, 99-97, in a riotous final match which saw the referees fleeing for their lives at the jampacked Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The Mapuans, cheered by an estimated 7,000 of the 12,000 fans who witnessed the game, fought back from a 91-80 deficit to deadlock the game at 97-all, 10 seconds remaining.
Ateneo's sentinel, Edgardo Ocampo, however, was fouled on the next play and calmly sank his charities to seal the win, and gave the Eagles their 9th NCAA plum, San Beda has seven NCAA titles.
The Eagles' victory was dented by the referees' sloppy officiating. Mapua mentor Oscar Tanedo debated with the two refs regarding the bad calls and was slapped technical fouls in the process.
Angered, the crowd responded immediately by throwing bottles, plastic cups and debris in the court. Even NCAA president Julian Malonso's plea to the crowd to behave fell on deaf ears and it took the intercession of policemen who mingled with the crowd to restore order after 20 minutes.
It was the second straight year Mapua was beaten in the finals, The Carlos Badion led-Mapuans lost to La Salle last year.

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11-15-2013, 09:00 AM
Mapua cops 1st round pennant
August 16, 1956

Mapua's Carlos Badion, said to be the only collegiate player who could land a slot in the Philippine Olympic team, scored three quick baskets in the closing minutes to power the Cardinals to a 71-66 overtime victory over Letran in the NCAA cage tournament at the Rizal Coliseum.
The victory gave the Cardinals the first round pennant of the league, they only have to top the second round to automatically bag the title. Badion broke loose from the tight guarding Emilio Lim in the closing minutes of play to give Mapua a slim 66-65 lead before sparking a closing five-point burst that assured the Cardinals' win.
Badion topscored for the Cardinals with 23 points. He was ably supported by Tanquintic with 13 and Lemen who scored 12, For Letran, Barreto had a game-high 18 while Salgado contributed 10. Earlier, the Letran Squires humbled defending champion Mapua, 69-53, to grab the first round pennant in the Junior Division.

Knights rout Lions, 71-50
September 6, 1956

Letran College tightened its defense in the second half and scored a 71-50 lopsided victory over San Beda College in the NCAA basketball tournament before 6,000 fans at the Rizal Coliseum.
William Lee scored 24 points to lead the Knights to their first victory in three games in second round action. In Juniors action, the Red Cubs got back at Squires, 58-49, it was the first defeat for the Squires in eight games.
Emilio Lim teamed up with Lee in the second half, scoring 17, although it was Dominador Daval who got the Knights' offense going with three long hits that pushed Letran outfront, 36-27.
From there, Jimmie Yap took over as the Knights padded their lead to 12, 45-33, Lee and Lim joined hands after that and the Knights were never headed from there.

Emon74
11-18-2013, 09:33 AM
Goldies beat Warriors in double overtime
August 19, 1956

University of Santo Tomas outsteadied University of the East to post a 67-60 double overtime victory in the UAAP basketball tournament at the Rizal Coliseum.
Edmundo Pacheco and Tereso Lebumfacil, the Goldies' one-two punch, combined for nine points in the last five minutes which finally broke the backs of the hard-fighting Red Warriors. The win was UST's third straight. The two teams battle to a 51-all tie at the end of regulation play and again finished in a 56-all deadlock after the first extension.
Far Eastern University kept pace with UST by fashioning a 68-53 win over National University, David Ligeralde topscored with 23 points for the Tamaraws, which took a 31-25 halftime lead. The UE Pages salvaged a little prestige for their school by routing UST's Nuggets, 61-43, to remain in second place behind FEU with a 2-1 card. The Baby Tamaraws scored their third straight win at the expense of the Manila Central University Cubs, 43-42.

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11-19-2013, 08:09 AM
Yco sweeps first round, humbles Seven-Up, 72-63
June 21, 1956

Yco dumped defending champion Seven-Up, to sweep first round action of the MICAA cage tournament at the Rizal Coliseum.
Antonio Genato, Loreto Carbonell and Carlos Loyzaga played the starring role which gave the Redshirts their fifth straight win in the six-team championships.
The loss was the first in five games for the Maroons, who showed up with former Taylor University cager Bud Schaeffer. Yellow Taxi defeated San Miguel Brewery, 79-70, in the other match to forge a tie for third to fourth places with Philippine Airlines, both teams have 2-3 cards. The Brewers and the Heacocks Merchants occupy fifth to sixth places with similar 1-4 cards.
The three-time national open champion Redshirts proved too strong for the Maroons, who managed to grab the lead only thrice, the diminutive Genato topscored with 20 points, while Loyzaga and Carbonell added 18 points each, Tito Eduque, Cezar Sequera, Francis Wilson and Lim scored four points apiece.
Lauro "The Fox" Mumar scored 15 points for Seven-Up while Quintellano Literal and Nano Tolentino scored nine apiece, Mario Ballesteros had six while Bato scored four.

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11-21-2013, 10:10 AM
Goldies beat Lancers, bag seniors cage title
December 18, 1955

University of Santo Tomas prevented University of Visayas from scoring in the last three minutes of regulation and exploded with 14 points in the extension to score a 76-66 victory and win the National Inter-Collegiate basketball tournament at the Rizal Coliseum.
Skipper Andy Bautista sank two crucial charity shots off Guillermo Bass with three minutes left to tie the count at 62-all before the Golidies put the cuffs on the Lancers which paved the way for the extension.
The Lancers had earlier taken a 61-53 lead with five minutes left in the game and all looked lost for the Goldies until Jose Petel sank a lone charity off Bass which paved the way for a big UST comeback.
Ben Cabrera, Francis Wilson and Tereso Lebunfacil exploded with eight straight points which brought UST back into the game, 62-60, Bautista then drove off Bass in the return play and fished for a foul. In the five-minute extra period, the Goldies scored 14 consecutive points before allowing Eduardo Cabahug and Marquez to score four points for the game's final score.
La Salle retained the secondary crown by beating Jose Rizal College in triple overtime, 52-50, the first extra period ended in a 48-all tie and the second at 50-all. Jesus Sta.Maria got a miss by Kurt Bachmann and drove in for the winning basket that enabled the Green Shirts to earn their second title in two years. Colegio de San Jose clobbered St. Clements, 73-58, to finish runner-up in the high school division.
Cabahug, who scored 39 points, led the Lancers but he was muzzled by Petel when his services were needed most by the Visayan champions. Wilson led UST with 21 points while Petel scored 15, Serafico added 12, and Cabrera fired 10 points.

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01-23-2017, 01:02 PM
Eagles beat Lions, 84-72
August 12, 1956

Ateneo scored its third win in five games at the expense of highly-rated San Beda, 84-72, before 10,000 fans in the NCAA basketball tournament at Rizal Coliseum.
Pocholo Gayoso played the starring role for the Eagles, topscoring with 25 points, while his teammates, particularly Serafin Vida and Paquito Rabat, excelled in defense.
Ateneo's win came after its 73-59 win over La Salle last August 9. Rafael Carvajal, six-feet-two, and 19-year old Jaime Pestano starred in that game.
Gayoso, Vida and Mario Uson combined in a swift 11-2 attack to give Ateneo a 47-35 lead at halftime. Cesar Jota, Charles Dodds and Oyson picked up the scoring in the second half, pushing San Beda to within two, 56-58, only to reel back anew as Gayoso exploded for six answered points.
Mapua leads the tournament with a 3-1 card, followed by Letran with a 2-1 card. The Eagles occupy third at 3-2 while the loss was SBC's second in four games in a tie with La Salle. Jose Rizal College is still winless in four outings.

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08-30-2017, 02:08 PM
1950 National Open championships

The field consisted of 11 teams, including Jose Rizal College, an Armed Forces selection, St.Michaels, Arellano University and the Baguio Athletic Association selection. The other six teams are Mapua Institute of Technology, finally with an NCAA title under its belt. De La Salle, the defending National Open champion and Mapua's runner-up in the NCAA. The UST Glowing Goldies and FEU Tamaraws, UAAP champions and runner-up. Terminal Maroons, which ruled the MICAA tournament, and PRATA, MICAA runner-up.

The Cardinals still retained its potent lineup of Ben Gadi, Kurt Seeberger, Jose Lim, Valerio Lopez, Oscar Tanedo, Jose Ungson, Tony Roig (who later became an Air Force pilot and died in a crash), Leonides Tinga, Eusebio Wingkun, Jose Estrera, Ramon Santos and Angel de Jesus.
De La Salle boasted of Tito Eduque, Olympians Eduardo Decena and Manolet Araneta, Jesus Pimentel, Felix Pintado, Carlos Inigo Jr, Horacio Nable, Jose Mendieta, Davao find Antonio 'Bang-Bang' Bangoy, Bernardino Jalandoni and Arthur Fisher, with the 12th slot vacant because of Ramoncito Campos' disqualification as he had been ruled out as Archer by the PAAF.
The Glowing Goldies of Herminio Silva had Rafael Hechanova, Genaro 'Bay' Fernandez, Pepe Esteva, the other Hechanova, Ramon, Deogracias dela Paz, Ben Cruz, Edward Dee, Roque Miguel, Poy Yee, Alvin Paras, Benjamin Coruna, R. Gracilla, and M.Sison.
FEU had Olympian Edgardo Fulgencio, besides Jose Gochangco, who was to make the 1952 Olympics, and among others, later governor of Pampanga, Francisco Nepomuceno.
Skip Guinto's Terminal Maroons was suffuse with talent: Nap Santos, Nilo Verona, Emilio Oregas, Louie Tabuena, Bobby Jones, Danny Danguilan, Olympian Lauro 'Bay' Mumar, Tony Tantay, who made it to the 1952 Olympics, Crispin Aldiosa, Mar Araneta, Johnny McBean and Jose Tuason.
PRATA had for coach a Mr. V.Castillo, with Olympian Gabby Fajardo as "adviser", and a lineup that was pretty imposing. There was Fred Luarca of Letran, Doc Vic Perez, a product of UST intrams who made his mark as a top scorer in the MICAA, ex-Cardinals Tacing Tanquintic and Emy Ramos, Emy's younger brother Ning Ramos of Ateneo fame, Desmothenes Nagtalon, who in the early 40s stood out as Arellano High skipper and after the war as a Glowing Goldie, Leocadio Tanquintic of San Beda fame, Olympian Pocholo Martinez, Mariano Tolentino, and a 6-3 youngster whom Gabby Fajardo discovered as a Tervalac backstreet player who went by the name Carlos Loyzaga. With Loyzaga at the helm, PRATA had clinched the junior end of MICAA competitions (yes, there was a MICAA junior league then, just like in the collegiate and university hoops).

Play was under the knockout system, thus this National was a brief 5-day affair. The four teams left in the running: UST, La Salle, and the two MICAA teams. The day was January 13, 1950 when the Open semifinals were played.

*Results not complete, the title of this piece is 1950s cinderella team.