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10-08-2008, 12:47 AM
Women cage league revival in the works
By Dante Navarro

Amateur basketball patron Mikee Romero is spearheading the revival of the country’s women’s basketball league to be able to form a competitive team not only for the 2009 Laos Southeast Asian Games but on the Asian level as well.

Romero, the current PBL chairman, said he has revived the Women’s Philippine Basketball League after a decade of being shelved to serve a venue for current and future RP team members.

“The WPBL’s revival is our baby,” said Romero, who funded the team that won the 2007 Thailand Southeast Asian Games gold and the Batang Pier’s unprecedented five straight title reigns.

“Maybe we’ll use this as a venue for aspiring lady players and a launch pad for our campaign to win an elusive SEA Games gold in 2009 in Laos,” he added.

Romero said the WPBL, last organized a decade ago then under league commissioner Joseller “Yeng” Guiao, would be done in partnership with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas headed by Manny V. Pangilinan.

PBL commissioner Chino Trinidad said the league will be open to all Filipinos 25 years old and below.

An open tryout, in fact, has been scheduled on Oct. 19 at the Jose Rizal Gym for out-of-school youth and players.

“We’re expecting a minimum of six and a maximum of 10 teams. You can even adopt a school like what we’re doing in the men’s side,” Trinidad said.

PhilStar (http://www.philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=49&type=2&sec=30&aid=20081007176)


Ok to sarap manuod lalo na pag magaganda chix* ;D

10-08-2008, 12:49 AM
The last WPBL tournament was around 1999 when Julie Amos (now UST assistant coach) starred for the Dioseldo Sy-owned Ever Bilena's back-to-back titles.

10-08-2008, 06:56 PM
there was a team in the WPBL named Dreyers ice cream.

10-08-2008, 11:27 PM
I hope I get to see former Lady Eagles in the WPBL such as Cassandra Tioseco, Anjelica Barracoso, Danica Caynap, Tin Chua, Pipay Villanueva, Kat Quimpo, Donna Reyes, Michelle Pacheco, Anna Rapes, Kathy Tan, Krissy Tiu, Kariz Javier and Ems Matreo.

And of course I hope John Flores will be at their head coach. This should be one heck of a reunion. ;D

10-09-2008, 12:45 AM
Media mileage will do wonders for this league. i would like to believe that it's easier to sell women than men even in basketball (Pardon the pun)

That said, will Solar/BTV take a risk on this one considering they already have spent a lot of dough with the NBA, PBA and PBL? And the fact that this is under the PBL adds a quirk to that as well...

10-17-2008, 12:44 PM
The last WPBL tournament was around 1999 when Julie Amos (now UST assistant coach) starred for the Dioseldo Sy-owned Ever Bilena's back-to-back titles.

mga natandaan ko names other than julie amos of ever billena

mary ellen caasi, cherry maralit, and collegiate women's MVP Cecille bauzon of Welcoat lady paint belles
cherrylyn lubiano of UP, played for Chowking
jennifer te and erline destacamento of Tanduay
joanna franquelli - ana dispenser
ana marie tinasas - dreyers
mitchell jimenez - paralux/ironcon

10-18-2008, 03:31 AM
hopefully, magtuloy tuloy at tumagal ito for good..

10-18-2008, 09:57 AM
I heard RP youth team will be invited. I'm excited to watch Kat Sandel! :D

10-18-2008, 03:03 PM

10-19-2008, 08:55 AM
Anu-anong ang mga teams dito sa WPBL aside from the RP5?

10-19-2008, 04:19 PM
Anu-anong ang mga teams dito sa WPBL aside from the RP5?

Beauty products spice up WPBL action
(October 18, 2008)

The presence of two leading beauty products – Ever Bilena and Godiva – is likely to perk up action when the newly-revived Women's Philippine Basketball League (WPBL) opens shop next month.

"It's going to be an exciting tournament because of the entry of the two beauty products," said PBL Chairman Mikee Romero, the man behind the revival of women's tournament in the country's premier amateur basketball league.

Ever Bilena, owned by former PBL chairman Dioseldo Sy, is looking for a tie-up with either University of Santo Tomas or La Salle in the hope of defending the title it last won in 1999.

"We are now almost in the final stage of negotiation with the players of both schools. We hope to put up another competitive team again," said Sy.

Aside from Godiva and Ever Bilena, also set to join the tournament are Smart Sports of telecommunication mogul Manny V. Pangilinan, National University of SM Group of Companies, Chito Narvasa's Muscle Tape, Discovery Suite, Pharex, Bacchus Energy Drink and Oracle Residence, a high-end dormitory owned by the family of Romero.

"There are other companies interested to join but we are going to announce it on Monday," said Romero. "The RP Youth will also be invited to play in the tournament."

Godiva, on the other hand, is likely to tap the players from Ateneo to carry its color in the tournament aimed at raising the level of women's competition and help identify prospective members of the national training pool for future international tournaments, including the SEA Games.

"This tournament is for the women's cause, we have to raise the level of women's competition because we are nor far behind in the regional competition," said Romero, who added that the league will hold an open tryout on Sunday at the Jose Rizal University gym.

PBL Commissioner Chino Trinidad designated former PBA coach Joey Guanio to handle the tryout set from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Players are advised to be at the JRU gym at 7:15 for registration.

Smart Sports will have University of the Philippines as its partner, Muscle Tape with Lyceum, Discovery Suite with the RP women's team.

10-20-2008, 06:47 PM
Do you the team roster now? Can you post a copy of it?thanks!

full battle gear
10-21-2008, 09:24 AM
Ateneo, DLSU banner stellar WPBL roster
By Joey Villar
Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Women’s Philippine Basketball League opens shop on Nov. 8 with a minimum of eight teams and a maximum of 10 are expected to clash for top honors in the revival of the league at the Ynares Center in Pasig City.

Ever Bilena, Nutri-C-Ateneo, Muscle Tape-Lyceum, Smart-University of the Philippines, Oracle Residences-Far Eastern U, Pascual Laboratories-St. Benilde have confirmed their participation in the tournament with more expected to join.

RFM-La Salle and Bacchus Energy Drink-St. Scholastica are in the process of finalizing their entry while the National team, to be supported by Discovery Suites, will also see action as a guest team.

“We wanted to make the WPBL have its own identity and become a league of its own,” said Mikee Romero, amateur basketball’s godfather, in yesterday’s soft launch of the event last staged a decade ago.

The Dioceldo Sy-owned Beauty Experts will be coached by Pat Aquino while Romero’s team, Oracle, is tapping reigning UAAP champion FEU to beef up its roster.

This year’s UAAP commissioner and Basketball and Coaches Association of the Philippines president Chito Narvasa also owns a team in Muscle Tape, which took in WNCAA powerhouse Lyceum.

PBL commissioner Chino Trinidad announced RFM agreed to field in a team backstopped by La Salle standouts while Nutri-C, managed by Joel Lopa, will be composed mostly of Ateneo players.

“We’re here basically to help put together other programs for our lady players,” said Trinidad.

10-21-2008, 11:30 AM
I had an opportunity to speak to Ito Lopa at the WPBL press con yesterday and she was concerned about the eight rookies on the Ateneo Lady Eagles. They were going to clear up whether or not they would be considered as full-fledged semi-commercial and/or semi-professional players. Apparently if that would be the case then our rookies would have eligibility issues with the UAAP.

10-21-2008, 10:22 PM
Galing talaga idea ni Dr. Mikee Romero. Baka next dito is ibalik yun PBL Juniors.

10-23-2008, 12:52 PM
Finally a glimpse of hope for the struggling Women's basketball here in RP. ;D

full battle gear
10-24-2008, 08:55 AM
Mail And More joins WPBL


The more the merrier, so Mail And More, one of the flagships of Lina Group of Companies, is also joining the Women’s Philippine Basketball League (WPBL) when it holds its revival tournament starting next month.

This was announced by PBL Commissioner Chino Trinidad the other day in the middle of the WPBL drafting at the Penthouse of the Philippine Stock Exchange Center in Ortigas Centre, Pasig City.

Owned by businessman and sportsman Bert Lina, Mail And More will have Chiang Kai Shek as it partner school in the coming tournament which hopes to elevate the standard of women’s basketball to a higher level.

Mail And Mail will be the 11th member of the family, counting the participation of RP women’s and youth teams.

PBL Chairman Mikee Romero welcomed the support of Lina Group of Companies, saying it bodes well to the rebirth of the league which was last held in 1999.

The other participating teams are defending champion Ever Bilena of former PBL chairman Dioceldo Sy, Chito Narvasa’s Muscletape-Lyceum, Pharex-College of St. Benilde, Smart Sports-University of the Philippines, Bacchus Energy Drink, Sunkist-La Salle, Nutri-C-Ateneo de Manila and Oracle Residences of Sheila Romero.

Meantime, Oracle Residences, which will have UAAP champion Far Eastern University as its partner, made Carmina Laquidanum as the top overall pick. They also Maria Cristina Madriano, Cartherine Sambel and Ying Ravago.

Smart Sports-UP of Manny V. Pangilinan, which owned the No. 2 pick, got Marsha Faustino while Sunkist-La Salle of Joey Concepcion III of RFM tabbed Kristine Prado as the No. 3 pick.

Other first round picks were Jessamine Delos Reyes (Nutri-C), Mary Grace Quemada (Pharex-CSB), Stineli Casakit (Ever Bilena) and Nikki Quilala (Muscletape-Lyceum).

A total of 59 players were drafted with Smart Sports-UP having the most number of picks with 11 followed by Muscletape and Ever Bilena with 10 each.

10-24-2008, 08:35 PM
how about the 6'5 player of sacred(same school of paredes).

high school players allowed?? 6'5 is really big for women's basketball even in the wnba.. candace parker is i think 6'4.. develop, train with the men's team kiddo.

off-topic: lyceum is sponsored by muscle tape. where can i buy those muscle tapes? colored.thanks.

10-24-2008, 10:57 PM
sa mercury drug daw meron

10-24-2008, 10:58 PM
meron na ba game schedules???please post............. ;D

10-31-2008, 12:44 AM

Ateneo-La Salle relive feud in WPBL opener

Friday, October 31, 2008

Ateneo and La Salle give their storied rivalry a different twist as they lead the field in the revival of the Women’s Philippine Basketball League which unfolds on Nov. 8 at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig City.

The Nutri-C-backed Lady Eagles open their campaign against the Lady Archers, supported by Sunkist, right in the 4 p.m. main game of the inaugurals that also features the Pharex-Harbour Centre clash at 2 p.m.

“I hope the WPBL will further enhance the popularity of women’s basketball in the country while helping strengthening its programs,” said Mikee Romero, who funded RP’s successful campaign in the 2007 Southeast Asian Games in Thailand.

“Right now, we had a nice feedback from the FIBA itself and the Women’s Basketball League in Australia,” Romero said.

PBL commissioner Chino Trinidad said the participation of Ateneo and La Salle will spice up action in the league.

“That’s what everybody wants, so we’re going to put a big show right on the opening day,” said Trinidad.

Other participating teams in the WPBL are Smart Sports-University of the Philippines of Manny V. Pangilinan, Chito Narvasa’s Muscletape-Lyceum, Jappy Pascual’s Pharex-College of St. Benilde, Sheila Romero’s Oracle Residences-Far Eastern University, Dioceldo Sy’s Ever Bilena, Bacchus Energy Drink, Bert Lina’s Mail And More, Discovery Suites-RP Women’s team and RP Youth team.

The Lady Archers have beaten their Loyola-based rivals twice in the UAAP this season but the latter have vowed to fight back when they clash next week.

Tin Alon-alon will lead the Lady Archers’ bid while the Lady Eagles will rely on RP mainstay Cassy Tioseco, Trina Jemgenco and Mariana Lopa.

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i think it's high time that a separate thread is made for the WPBL which is included in the Hardcore leagues section of this site.


11-01-2008, 02:17 AM

While coaching in women’s basketball is a complicated task, Ever Bilena coach Pat Aquino and Oracle Residences mentor Mike Oliver believe that teaching female cagers is a lot easier than men.

Gracing the weekly SCOOP sa Kamayan in Padre Paura to promote the revival of the Women’s Philippine Basketball League (WPBL), the two veteran coaches concurred that while communication with the players is different, the women listen better and even play a more physical game than the males.

"Nung una, na-i-ilang ako magturo sa girls but eventually, mas exciting at mas magandang turuan dahil nakikinig sila," Aquino said.  "They play physical, they shoot the ball well, siguro nga mas madami pa nga akong nakikitang shooters na babae sa lalake."

"For me, the hardest part is yung emotion ng babae dahil medyo madamdamin, kailangan soft ka makipag-communicate" Oliver said. "Pero ang maganda sa kanila is mabilis naman matuto dahil madaling turuan."

With that, both bench tacticians will use their past experiences starting next week when the WPBL begins on Nov. 8 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

Ever Bilena, owned by Dioseldo Sy, took advantage of its tie-up with University of Santo Tomas by adding UAAP Most Valuable Player Marichu Bacaro, who led the league with over 20 points a game.

Bacaro will be joined by UST teammates Rem Buenacosa, Jean Bombeo, Mary Elaine Orillano and Joanne Gregorio. Providing added muscle are Stinelli Casakit, a southpaw shooter from PCCR, and forward Aiumi Ono from University of San Carlos in Cebu – both picked during the draft.

Aquino will also be helped by former Ever Bilena standout Julie Amos, who was the league’s most dominant player during the initial WPBL run by winning the Most Valuable Player award in 1998.

"Nung narinig ko na magpo-form ulit ng WPBL, si Julie Amos ang una kong naisip," Aquino said. "I’m proud that my former player is now coaching and I was excited when we got her as my assistant coach."

The Sheila Romero-owned Oracle Residences, meanwhile, hasn’t finalized its roster yet due to FEU’s participation in the UNIGAMES in Dumaguete with a few joining the RP Youth Team in the FIBA-Asia under-18 championship for women in Indonesia.

Despite that, Oliver said that about seven FEU players are eligible to play including UAAP Finals Most Valuable Player Bernadette Mercado, Chovi Borja, Raisa Palmeira, Love Miag-Ao, JL Sernal and Josie Positos.

Although Oliver, who played for FEU’s 1997 men’s champion team, failed to add several former FEU players, he is hoping that Kat Sandel and Ying Ravago of Adamson and top pick Carmina Laquindanum of National University would be allowed by their schools to join the squad.

"May konting pressure sa amin dahil champion kami sa UAAP but hopefully makaform kami ng competitive na team," Oliver said. "I consider our team as the underdog."

MB (http://www.mb.com.ph/SPRT20081101139631.html)

11-01-2008, 07:29 AM
Ever Bilena out to get title back
By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:20am (Mla time) 11/01/2008

MANILA, Philippines—No less than reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player Marichu Bacaro will pace Ever Bilena’s quest to reclaim the Women’s Philippine Basketball League crown.

“We hope to defend the championship after almost a decade,” said Ever Bilena coach Patrick Aquino. “We’re not exactly pressured, but we’re actually very excited that the WPBL has finally been revived.”

Ever Bilena, which captured the title in 1999 before the first women’s commercial cage league closed shop, will bank on the core of the University of Santo Tomas Tigresses led by Bacaro and Rem Buenacosa.

Julie Amos, who helped key Ever Bilena’s last title run, will serve as assistant mentor.

Aquino picked Oracle Residences—which tapped UAAP champion Far Eastern University as its partner school—as the top contender when the league unfolds on Nov. 8 at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig City

But Oracle-FEU coach Mike Oliver said his team has yet to run a complete practice.

“We’re still finalizing the composition of the team,” noted Oliver during the Scoop session Friday at Kamayan Padre Faura.

Oliver said several Lady Tamaraws saw action in the University Games in Dumaguete City, while five key players suited up for the Philippine youth team in the Fiba-Asia under-18 tournament in Medan, Indonesia.

Oracle-FEU will be powered by Bernadette Mercado, Chovi Borja, Love Miag-aao, Raisa Palmera, JL Sernal, Josie Positos and top rookie pick Carmina Laquinadum of National University.

mama chubs
11-07-2008, 05:31 PM
It's about time this league was resurrected. naglaro ako sa Paralux nung pioneering league in 1998 kasama si mitch jimenez. sister team namin nun ang welcoat(sila caasi). nakakalungkot isipin na halos isang dekada bago naibalik ang liga. I wonder kung ano ang compensation nila ngayon?nung panahon kasi namin allowance lang per practice with bonus pag nanalo sa game. dun niyo talaga makikita ang totoong love and passion for the game. walang pera pera sa usapan.

may tv coverage ba ang opening at games?

11-07-2008, 08:09 PM
Halos ganoon pa din naman ang compensation I guess, maliit lang din ang gastos ng teams sa liga pero mukhang wala pa din naman pagbabago sa women's basketball dahil yun nga love and passion din sa kanila yung maglaro.

11-10-2008, 01:53 AM
Halos ganoon pa din naman ang compensation I guess, maliit lang din ang gastos ng teams sa liga pero mukhang wala pa din naman pagbabago sa women's basketball dahil yun nga love and passion din sa kanila yung maglaro.

grabe how inspiring para sa lahat..

sana magtuloy tuloy ito!

go girls

go wpbl!!! ;)

11-10-2008, 07:06 AM
Tioseco keys big WPBL start by Ateneo


By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 04:08:00 11/10/2008

GAMES TUESDAY (Ynares Sports Center, Pasig)
2 p.m.—Harbour Centre vs Toyota Otis (men)
4 p.m.—Bacchus vs Hapee Toothpaste (men)
6 p.m.—Discovery-RP vs Oracle-FEU (women)

MANILA, Philippines—Cutting a towering figure on the hard court, Cassandra Tioseco was an unchallenged force as Nutri-C-Ateneo dominated the inaugural match of the Women’s Philippine Basketball League.

The Lady Eagles strode past the Sunkist-La Salle Lady Archers, 60-46, as Tioseco unloaded a double-double performance of 23 points and 21 rebounds on Saturday night at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig City.

Scoring mostly on undergoal stabs and easy putbacks, the six-foot Tioseco buried eight points in the first 10 minutes to power the Lady Eagles to a 21-7 spread.

Marylyn Matreo also chipped in eight in the opening stretch to finish with 16 markers on top of eight boards.

“Right now we have dependable players inside and outside; that’s the advantage,” said Ateneo de Manila University coach Haydee Ong.

Tisoeco, the Most Valuable Player during Ateneo’s 2007 UAAP title run, also had four blocks and two assists.

“We know La Salle’s primary scorers, like (Eileen) Urieta and (Angeli) Gloriani,” said Ong. “Our game plan was to stop them from scoring. We played good defense against them.”

Aside from posting a paltry 27 percent shooting clip, the Lady Archers were also outrebounded at 47-32.

“It’s good to be back playing for Ateneo,” said Tioseco, who suited up for the Philippine team that captured the bronze medal in the 2007 Southeast Asian Games.

Oracle Residences, backstopped by the core of reigning UAAP champion Far Eastern University, will kick off its bid against guest squad Discovery-RP women’s team at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The scores:

NUTRI-C-ATENEO 60—Tioseco 23, Matreo 16, Delos Reyes 10, Limgenco 8, Indigne 3, De Guzman 0, Lopez 0, Lopa 0, Bombeo 0, Grajales 0, Russ 0, K. Co 0, R. Co 0.

SUNKIST-LA SALLE 46—Laureola 8, Candana 7, Yamamoto 7, Alon-Alon 6, Gloriani 6, Dimaporo 4, Concepcion 3, Urieta 3, Prado 2, Cruz 0, Sancho 0, Velarde 0.

Quarters: 21-7, 37-19, 52-32, 60-46

mama chubs
11-10-2008, 10:08 AM
was there last saturday and saw how tioseco dominated the game. hindi na nga niya binababa yung bola from the rebound tapos panay foul counted. no one could challenge her especially because of her height. i haven't seen the other teams but it is apparent that nutri-c will be one of the teams to beat. sunkist on the other hand seemed very tentative. mukhang opening day jitters. the players on the court were so eager to pass off the ball whenever they would receive it. kinakabahan ata-which is normal naman.

sayang lang at hindi televised ang games on local tv. kelangan pa yata magsubscribe sa btv.

11-10-2008, 02:08 PM
Nutri-C Ateneo really scored the casting coup of the WPBL season by getting Queen Cassandra. Cassie Tioseco is a two-time UAAP champion and a back-to-back MVP award winner. She did this at a time when there were other great players in the UAAP women's division such as Aurora Adriano and Diana Jose of FEU and Merenciana Arayi of Adamson, her teammates on the RP Team. On her own Lady Eagles squad she had other great players alongside her such as Anjelica Barracoso, Katrina Quimpo, Cheryl Ngo, Tin Chua, Pipay Villanueva, Danica Caynap, Carolyn Tanchi and her present Nutri-C teammate Ems Matreo.

She also had a heck of a coaching staff that helped tremendously in her development like John Flores, current RP Girls Team assistant coach Jose Mendoza, and her own present Nutri-C head coach Haydee Ong.

23 points and 21 rebounds, jeez, she has truly become an incredible basketball force.

If she keeps this up Queen Cassandra will surly be adding a WPBL MVP jewel to her queenly crown.

11-10-2008, 02:16 PM
Whatever happened to the 3 Fil-Am girls that were part of the 2007 SEA Games? Kasama ba sila dito sa WPBL?

mama chubs
11-10-2008, 02:25 PM
haven't seen the team line ups yet but will find out when i watch the RP team tomorrow. feeling ko wala sila kasi they are based abroad and only fly in pag malapit na international tournament.

11-10-2008, 02:26 PM
Big Cat, those three Filipino-Foreigners have jobs in their home countries so they did not see action in the WPBL. One of them, Vicki Brick, I believe even got married recently.

Speaking of talents, Saki Delos Reyes, the very talented 5'3" guard out of the Visayas, almost became a Lady Eagle TWICE.

The first time around she hung around for about a week, after going through the admissions process, sometime in the summer of 2004, as explained by Spirit65. She grew unbearably homesick and went home. The second time around the following year in 2005 we tried a second time to get her. She came over, she stayed this time for almost three weeks, then still grew homesick and up and left.

Saki may have been enough extra talent to have won the 2004 championship against Adamson that then had Merenciana Arayi and Tess Bombeo. Heck, she would surely have been enough talent to have won the 2006 championship when Marichu Bacaro led UST to the title by running rings around the opposing guards of all the other teams. In my most frustrating personal "What If" scenario, Saki could have been enough extra talent to have given us four straight UAAP titles from 2004 all the way to 2007.

In any event I am happy to see she is now with Nutri-C, as are our former Adamson nemeses Tess Bombeo and Tess Gadian.

11-11-2008, 12:59 PM
Mga Sir: Please post the schedule of games for wpbl. Thanks.

11-12-2008, 08:48 AM
^ Hi eightyfiver, you can click the logo of the PBL website on the homepage of Gameface and check out all the scheds there.

Speaking of the WPBL, Discovery RP Team ran roughshod over Oracle FEU 57-25 on a rainy Tuesday evening at the new Ynares Sports Center in Pasig.

UP center Fats Tolentino combined with former Ateneo nemesis Cassandra Tioseco to pound the inside against the Lady Tamaraws in a game where FEU was never really in it.

Tolentino finished with 13 points and seven boards to lead all scorers. FEU couldn't even get anyone in double figures.

mama chubs
11-12-2008, 08:52 AM
watched the RP Team-Oracle(FEU) game but only stayed till the end of the first half. *this must have been one of the lowest scoring games ever(at least for the first 2 quarters).

i was so impressed with the tenacious and sticky defense of the RP team which was constant throughout the 2 quarters. *Oracle struggled to run their offense, even to just get the ball across the half court line. *thinking about it, dapat lang na ganun ang level ng play ng *RP. kasi kung match lang sila sa FEU (which were the UAAP champions nga ba?) then it will be difficult for them to compete on an international level. *i was happy though to see tall players from FEU being able to challenge Tioseco. *kulang lang sa conditioning yung tall girls ng FEU.

what surprised me was players like tioseco and limgenco, who are part of nutri-c, also suited up for the RP games(i'm pretty sure the other players might also be playing for their school-sponsored teams). *

i don't understand why the league allows players to suit up for 2 teams. *it's not only inviting injury but probably cut off other girls' chances of seeing action in the league. *i also wonder what happens when nutri-c faces the RP squad. *i assume that the RP is priority. *imo, the RP squad members should not be allowed to play for the commercial teams. *iwas injury at over fatigue lang naman.

11-12-2008, 03:19 PM
^ Hi eightyfiver, you can click the logo of the PBL website on the homepage of Gameface and check out all the scheds there.

Puro men's lang sir ang naandon. Wala iyong sa women's. Guest team lang ba ang National team? Lagare si Queen Cassandra.

11-12-2008, 05:24 PM
where can we get WPBL game schedules???

11-12-2008, 05:27 PM
where can we get WPBL game schedules???

Dark Knight
11-12-2008, 06:34 PM
thinking about it, dapat lang na ganun ang level ng play ng *RP. kasi kung match lang sila sa FEU (which were the UAAP champions nga ba?)


11-12-2008, 06:47 PM
Sunday (Lyceum Gym)
10am Xtreme Magic Sing-RP Youth vs Mail and More
1145 Muscletape vs Smart
2pm Oracare vs Nutri-C
345 Sunkist vs Discovery-RP Team

Tuesday (Ynares Sports Arena)
6pm Ever Bilena vs Muscletape

Saturday, Nov 22 (Ynares Sports Arena)
6pm Smart vs Xtreme Magic Sing-RP Youth

Sunday, Nov 23 (FEU Gym)
10am Mail and More vs Ever Bilena
1145 Oracle vs Oracare
2pm Nutri-C vs Discovery-RP Team
345 Xtreme Magic Sing-RP Youth vs Muscletape

Wednesday, Nov 26 (Lyceum Gym)
10am Mail and More vs Muscletape
1145 Oracle vs Nutri-C
2pm Oracare vs Sunkist
345 Ever Bilena vs Smart

Saturday, Nov 29 (Lyceum Gym)
10am Sunkist vs Oracle
1145 Ever Bilena vs Xtreme Magic Sing-RP Youth
2pm Smart vs Mail and More
345 Discovery-RP Team vs Oracare

Tuesday, Dec 2 (Ynares Sports Arena)
6pm Discovery-RP Team vs Xtreme Magic Sing-RP Youth

11-13-2008, 09:07 AM
^Thanks Sir nastrans. Mabuhay ka!

Ano pala ang monicker ng Muscle tape? The Controllers ???

11-13-2008, 10:48 AM
^ Baka Lady Pirates, since they are the Lyceum varsity.

11-13-2008, 06:17 PM
thanks nastrans!

11-14-2008, 12:54 AM
is machiko matsuno playing

11-14-2008, 11:08 AM
^Machiko (sighs in owe :D) is in the roster of Muscletape but she hasn't played since summer due to some heart condition (hindi sakit sa pagibig ah :D). Siguro ngayon pinayagan na siyang maglaro.

11-15-2008, 02:26 PM
paano pumunta ng lyceum gym from gilmore? ty!

11-15-2008, 11:12 PM
^ Take the Megatren at the Gilmore station and get off at Recto Station. Ride a jeepney or FX going to Mabini. Get off at the Manila City Hall. Go into Intramuros. Just ask the guards where Lyceum gym is from there. It's about a 5-6 minute walk form the Intramuros gate nearest Manila City Hall.

Via car just follow the Megatren line up above going towards Manila. When you get to the corner of Legarda and Recto, keep driving straight ahead (the train line turns right to go to Recto station kasi). Just follow the road and cross Taft avenue. Go straight into Intramuros. Again, just ask the guard the way to Lyceum.

11-17-2008, 01:16 AM
Nutri-C-Ateneo streaked to its second straight win the fourth frame, Oracare rallied from an 11-point deficit to threaten Nutri-C twice but the Katipunan-based squad held its ground to stave off the upset bid of the Taft-based squad. Nutri-C-Ateneo also beat Sunkist-La Salle in the opener last week.

In other games, Smart Sports-University of the Philippines and Xtreme Philippine Women’s Youth beat their respective rivals to jumpstart their title bids in the event last held in 1999.

With Katherine Sandel leading the balanced attack, the Xtreme-RP belles scored an 80-62 win over Mail & More while Smart-UP leaned on the torrid shooting of Joan Roma in the payoff period to complete a 66-62 come-from-behind win over Muscle Tape-Lyceum.

Meantime, Ever Bilena opens its title-retention bid when it tangles with Muscle Tape-Lyceum at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig.

Owned by former PBL chairman Dioceldo Sy, Ever Bilena dominated the event in two times it was held in 1998-99 seasons.

Sandel topscored for Extreme with 18 points but it was Ana Buendia who struck heavily, scoring all her 12 points in the final period.

The Daily Tribune (http://www.tribune.net.ph/sports/20081117spo4.html)

11-17-2008, 07:19 AM
Mga Sir: Please post the schedule of games for wpbl. Thanks.

its ZAki of university of san carlos, sana nakuha din yung local iverson from university of cebu, i last time i heard of her was durig a game aainst the ust tigers here in cebu, she was approach by the ust coach... i dont what it was.. i think kinuha sya by ust. and that around 5 years or 4 years ago

11-17-2008, 08:16 AM
Bakit 'yung Suarez ng Lyceum iba yatang Suarez sa ni-lineup nila nung WNCAA? Medyo morena at bumbayin 'yung Suarez na ginamit nila sa WNCAA, chinay at may kaputian naman ang Suarez na naka-lineup sa kanila ngayon sa Muscle Tape.

Pati ba naman sa WPBL may ganyan pang magic? O magkaibang Suarez 'yan...?

Coach Thany Gonzalez, pakipaliwanag naman po.

11-17-2008, 08:39 AM
paano pumunta ng lyceum gym from gilmore? ty!

Just to add to sir Joe's directions, katabi lang sila ng Letran along Muralla St. Sabihin mo kay Mamang driver ibaba ka sa Lawton/Liwasang Bonifacio, then just enter the wall of Intramuros. Walking distance lang kaya huwag ng sumakay ng pedicab.

11-17-2008, 08:49 AM
ok salamat sa mga sumagot! :)

11-17-2008, 12:35 PM

Close brush for Nutri-C cagebelles
Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer

November 17, 2008

MANILA, Philippines—Nutri-C Ateneo waited for a few tense seconds before pulling off a 59-58 escape over Oracare-St. Benilde to grab the solo lead in the Women’s Philippine Basketball League yesterday at the Lyceum Manila gym.

Oracare got a lucky break after Leonette Salvacion drew a foul off Nutri-C’s Cristine Chua at the buzzer, but the pressure proved too much for the Cool Blazers forward, who missed the second of two foul shots that could have forged overtime.

Treena Limgenco topscored with 16 points and Cassy Tioseco added 12 points, 21 boards and four blocks for the Lady Eagles who posted their second straight victory.

“We have to work on our errors and turnovers, especially when it’s crucial, and every time we have a big lead, there’s a tendency to relax,” said coach Haydee Ong after her Lady Eagles squandered a 12-point lead, 42-30.

Smart-UP also held off a rallying Muscle Tape-Lyceum in the final period to kick off its campaign with a 66-62 triumph earlier.

Fille Claudine Cainglet and Joan Roma powered the Lady Maroons to a 56-48 advantage, giving them enough cushion before the Amazons staged a comeback in the final seven minutes.

The Amazons rallied within three, 65-62, behind Legiel Ortencio, but doomed their chances after turning the ball over in the last 10 seconds.

In the first game, guest squad Xtreme-RP Girls leaned on Raiza Palmera and Ana Buendia in the second half to clobber Mail and More in an 80-62 decision.

Cainglet and Roma combined for 18 points for the Lady Maroons, this season’s UAAP runner-up.

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11-19-2008, 10:51 AM
Ever Bilena-UST gave themselves enough of a cushion to survive a furious rally in the payoff fourth period to beat Muscle Tape-Lyceum 66-62 at the new Ynares Sports Center last night.

In a game where the Amazons never led, the Gandang Pinay were up by as much as 22 big points midway through the pivotal third period.

Marichu Bacaro, the reigning UAAP most valuable player, ran the Gandang Pinay offense with aplomb and was a first class pest on the defensive end. The 5-foot-2 pointguard played the passing angles excellently and disrupted a lot of outlet passes and entry passes to negate the advantage of the Amazons in the post. She got Ever Bilena off to a hot start at 14-4 in the opening period and the Gandang Pinay never looked back.

Recruit Aiyumi Ono, reportedly a Filipina-Japanese now undertaking residency at Santo Tomas, was a revelation with her ability to handle the ball, distribute, rebound and slash. Ono, a 5-foot-4 swingman, was nearly unstoppable on the high pick and roll and on the drive and draw, finding post players Anne Gregorio and Paula Bombeo with ease along the baseline.

April Lualhati, the brawny national team forward of Lyceum, insisted on handling the ball during the critical stages of a Lyceum rally and subsequently wound up with 11 turnovers. Most of those came when she rushed passes and tried to drive in against the Ever Bilena match-up zone instead of giving up the ball to her guards.

With nothing working for the Amazons, the Gandang Pinay poured it on behind Bacaro, Ono, forward Ramia Buenacosa and swingmen Nikki Leonardo and Elaine Orillana. With Gregorio and Bombeo controlling the boards, Leonardo and Orillana helping with the ball distribution and movement, Bacaro, Buenacosa and Ono had a field day on the firing end. It got so bad that Arlene Gesalan, the tough girl guard of Lyceum, was already roughhousing Bacaro and got warned by the referees. Bacaro however kept her cool and continued to keep the Gandang Pinay in the lead by being a one-woman press break.

Pointguard France Cabinbin, the hero of Lyceum's recent WNCAA title romp, and former Lady Pirates star forward Liegel Ortencio instigated a searing fourth period rally that brought Muscle Tape within 65-61. Lualhati muffed a three-point try at this juncture but was blunted. Lualhati was incredulous that no foul was called when she hit the floor on that attempt. Ortencio then split a pair of charities and Ever Bilena was able to use up the clock all the way to the final buzzer with serendipitous offensive rebounding in the last 30 seconds.

Bacaro led all scorers with 21 points while Ono had 18 markers to go with 10 rebounds.

Cabinbin and Ortencio had 14 points each for Muscle Tape; Ortencio had a near double-double pulling down nine rebounds. Lualhati had 12 markers and nine boards herself.

This marked the second straight game that Muscle Tape allowed itself to get down big in the third period and come up short in the end-game. Ironically they dropped an identical 66-62 decision to Smart-UP over the weekend in their own home court.

Machiko Matsuno, the beautiful Filipina-Japanese center, made a return to her Lyceum home but was clearly not in game shape - she was short on all four of her freethrow attempts and looked easily winded.

11-19-2008, 12:52 PM
Recruit Aiyumi Ono, reportedly a Filipina-Japanese now undertaking residency at Santo Tomas.

If this is so, my question is will it not affect her elligibility by playing in the wpbl? Ono got game and Ever Bilena was lucky in drafting her.

Turning point of the game was Paula Bombeo's block on April Lualhati in the dying seconds. It salvaged what could have been a monumental collapse after the Gandang Pinays lost their starters Bacoro and Buenacosa on fouls at the payoff period.

I wish BTV would also give the Girls the needed exposure on TV. I think they deserve it, after all they wasted so much airtime before showing WKU games.

11-19-2008, 01:42 PM
Recruit Aiyumi Ono, reportedly a Filipina-Japanese now undertaking residency at Santo Tomas.

If this is so, my question is will it not affect her elligibility by playing in the wpbl? Ono got game and Ever Bilena was lucky in drafting her.

Turning point of the game was Paula Bombeo's block on April Lualhati in the dying seconds. It salvaged what could have been a monumental collapse after the Gandang Pinays lost their starters Bacoro and Buenacosa on fouls at the payoff period.

I wish BTV would also give the Girls the needed exposure on TV. I think they deserve it, after all they wasted so much airtime before showing WKU games.

Aiumi Ono is a former standout of the University of San Carlos Lady Warriors that won the 2007 CESAFI crown. I believe she was still represting USC during the 2008 PRISAA national tournament, perhaps the reason why UST, also a participant in that tournament, plucked her to Manila.

She can ran the fastbreak with ease, plays some defense and is a perfect compliment to Marichu Bacaro. But her dribbling should be worked on a little bit and she made eight turnovers last night.

Machiko Matsuno, the beautiful Filipina-Japanese center, made a return to her Lyceum home but was clearly not in game shape - she was short on all four of her freethrow attempts and looked easily winded.

Obviously her long absence from a heart ailment really made her WPBL debut a sluggish one. Not the typical Machiko Matsuno that we normally see who would hustle everytime and dominated smaller opponents.

Too bad that some spectators, who probably saw her play for the first time, are thinking that she's a dud. Hope she gets back to playing shape when she makes a full adjustment.

11-20-2008, 12:23 AM
Ever Bilena edged Muscle Tape-Lyceum, 66-62, to open its title campaign on a high note in the Women’s Philippine Basketball League at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City late Tuesday.

The Gandang Pinay, owned by former league chair Dioceldo Sy, built enough cushion in the fourth quarter to stave off the Lady Pirates’ repeated rallies down the stretch to pound out the victory.

“I lost my big players that’s why they got an opportunity to come back. But I’m happy we prevailed,” said Ever Bilena coach Pat Aquino.

“I hope this would be the start of something big for Ever Bilena,” said Sy.

Using a solid interior defense, the Gandang Pinay broke several Lyceum plays and leaned on Marichu Bacaro, Aiumi Ono and Remia Buenacosa on the offensive end to build a 52-38 lead after three quarters.

Bacaro paced Ever Bilena with 21 points while Ono, Buenacosa and Nikki Leonardo combined for 37 points.

PhilStar (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?ArticleId=416946&publicationSubCategoryId=69)

11-22-2008, 10:57 PM
Smart-UP totally beat the crap out of an off-kilter RP Girls Team today 80-58. Fille Cainglet led the Lady Maroons with 17 points. Adamson pointguard Kat Sandel led the RP Girls Team with 10 points. It was a ridiculously one-sided game as the Lady Maroons went up by as much as 38-19 early in the second period and were never seriously threatened from that point.

11-23-2008, 09:17 AM
Congrats Fille. Excellent play!

11-24-2008, 01:22 PM
What's the result of the other games? Thanks.

11-24-2008, 04:27 PM
box scores please on Smart-UP -RP Youth team

11-26-2008, 01:43 PM
RP women’s team takes on China today
(November 26, 2008)

Games Today
(Lyceum gym, Manila)
10 a.m. – Mail & More vs Muscle Tape
11:45 a.m. – Oracle vs Nutri-C-Ateneo
2 p.m. – Oracare-CSB vs Sunkist-La Salle
3:45 p.m. – Discovery-RP vs China

The toughness of Discovery Suites-RP women’s team will be put to a big test today when it faces a visiting team from China in a goodwill match in the Women’s Philippine Basketball League (WPBL) at the Lyceum gym.

The Nationals, who have won their previous three games in the ongoing tournament of the only women’s league in the country, clash with Fujian team at 3:45 p.m.

RP coach Heidi Ong said their showdown with the Chinese is a much-needed exposure to her players since they are preparing for various tournaments abroad, including the SEA Games in Laos next year.

Meantime, Sheila Romero’s Oracle Residences guns for its second straight win against Nutri-C-Ateneo at 11:45 a.m. while Muscle Tape-Lyceum and Mail & More of Bert Lina clash at 10 a.m. with both teams out to barge into the win column after dropping their first two games.

Equally interesting is the match between sister teams – La Salle and College of St. Benilde – at 2 p.m.

Backed by Sunkist of RFM, La Salle enjoys a slight edge over the Oracare-backed CSB cagers.

11-29-2008, 09:42 AM
Ever Bilena posts 2nd win; Oracle triumphs
(November 24, 2008)

Games Wednesday
(Lyceum gym)
10 a.m. Mail & More vs Muscle Tape-Lyceum
11:45 a.m. Oracle-FEU vs Nutri-C-Ateneo
2 p.m. Oracare-CSB vs Sunkist-La Salle
3:45 p.m. Ever Bilena vs Smart-UP

Ever Bilena stamped its class over Mail & More, 89-76, for its second straight win while UAAP champion Oracle Residences-Far Eastern University made its presence felt in the Women's Philippine Basketball League (WPBL) yesterday at the FEU gym.

For the second straight game, Gandang Pinay leaned on the red-hot hot shooting of Marichu Bacaro and Aimi Ono to tie Smart Sports-University of the Philippines for second in the revival tournament of the only women's league in the country.

The 5-foot-3 Bacaro, the reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player (MVP) from University of Santo Tomas, came through with another brilliant all-around performance, tallying 22 points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals in 27 minutes while Ono tossed in 20 points.

Bacaro was at her best in the third quarter where she accounted for 11 of the team's 26 points that saw the Gandang Pinay post a 67-49 advantage over the shorter Mail & More squad.

Ever Bilena, owned by former PBL chairman Dioceldo Sy, is gunning for its third straight championship after winning the first two editions in the late 90s.

Oracle-FEU, meantime bounced back from a stinging defeat to Discovery Suites-RP women's team last Nov. 11 by beating Oracare-College of St. Benilde, 61-45.

Katherine Reyes topscored for the Lady Tamaraws with 18 points, including 9 in the third quarter that saw the Sheila Romero-owned Oracle Residences pull away for good.

The Lady Maroons chalked up their second win Saturday by downing Xtreme-RP youth squad, 80-54, through the efforts of Fille Cainglet and Fatima Tolentino, who both fired 17 points each.

The scores:

First Game

Ever Bilena 89 Bacaro 22, Ono 20, Buenacosa 16, Orillana 8, Fermin 7, Gregorio 6, Morada 4, Carreon 2, Bombeo 2, Casakit 1, Obrador 1, Leonardo 0, Noscal 0.

Mail & More 76 Valdez 15, Jamago 12, Iida 11, Ilustre 8, Mesina 6, Paz 5, Morona 4, Ranario 4, Pacot 4, Abad 3, Lavalle 2, Luistro 2, Bulain 0, De Jesus 0.

Quarters: 20-8, 41-26; 67-49; 89-76.

Second Game

Oracle-FEU 61 Reyes 18, Yazon 12, Ravago 9, Palmera 8, Rivera 6, Positos 4, Nido 2, Vinas 2, Sernal 0, Astrero 0, Laquindanum 0, Abella 0, Cabochan 0, Leviste 0.

Oracare-CSB 45 Dela Torre 9, Salvacion 9, Mandap 5, Alvarez 5, Sarael 5, Paras 5, Lizondra 4, Galan 2, Lotigio 1, Sansaluna 0, Quemada 0, Sia 0, Dela Cruz 0.

Quarters: 13-10; 24-19; 43-32; 61-45.
Tioseco stars again as Nutri-C-Ateneo wins
(November 27, 2008)

Games Saturday
(Lyceum gym, Intramuros)
10 a.m. -- Sunkist-La Salle vs Oracle Residences
11:45 a.m. -- Ever Bilena vs Xtreme-RP Youth
2 p.m. -- Smart-UP vs Mail & More
3:45 p.m. -- Discovery-RP Women’s vs Oracare-CSB

Nutri-C-Ateneo bounced back from its crushing setback to the Discovery Suites-RP Women’s team by downing Oracle Residences-Far Eastern University, 69-51, yesterday in the Women’s PBL at the Lyceum gym in Intramuros.

SEA Games veteran Cassandra Tioseco once again imposed her will inside the shaded lane, posting 17 points and eight rebounds to lead the Lady Eagles to their third win in four starts.

The 6-foot Tioseco, who also had two assists, led the team’s fiery first quarter performance where she scattered seven points. She also had five in the fourth to help repel Oracle Residences’ mighty comeback.

The Katipunan-based Oracle Residences fell to 1-2.

Meantime, Chito Narvasa’s Muscle Tape-Lyceum finally barged into the win-column after dropping its first three games with a harrowing 69-67 win over Mail & More.

In the third game, Oracare-College of St. Benilde Leonette Salvacion – sister of Ginebra’s Sunday – stunned sister-team Sunkist-La Salle, 68-66, for its first win in three starts.

Oracare’s victory negated the 30-point explosion of Eileen Urieta, including 14 in the payoff period where they made their biggest run.

Urieta’s output is the highest so far in the tournament. She shot a remarkable 6-of-8 shooting from the 3-point zone – the most by any player in the league.

The scores:

First Game

Muscle Tape-Lyceum 69 – Ortencio 23, Lualhati 19, Cruz 8, Quilala 7, Cabinbin 4, Jimenez 4, Guadalquiver 2, Suarez 2, Polindey 0, Gesalan 0.

Mail & More 67 – Luistro 21, Jamago 15, Valdez 15, Abad 5, Mesina 2, Moronna 2, Ilustre 2, Bulan 2, De Jesus 1, Paz 0, Lavalle 0, Ranaio 0, Pacot 0.

Quarters: 27-16; 35-31; 58-50; 69-67.

Second Game

Nutri-C-Ateneo 69 – Tioseco 17, Limgenco 12, Gadian 10, Delos Reyes 10, Matreo 7, Chua 4, Co 4, Lopa 3, De Guzman 2,Indigne 0, Co 0, Ocampo 0, Bombeo 0, Lopez 0.

Oracle Residences 51 – Positos 15, Yazon 10, Palmera 8, Rivera 6, Ravago 5, Sernal 4, Vinas 2, Reyes 1, Tiu 0, Astrero 0, Nido 0, Laquindanum 0, Cabochan 0, Leviste 0.

Quarters: 16-8; 35-21, 47-35; 69-51.

Third Game

Oracare-CSB 68 – Salvacio 19, Quemada 16, Paras 11, Lizondra 9, Letigio 6, Dela Torre 4, Alvarez 3, Sansaluna 0, Mandap 0, Sin 0, Sarael 0, Galan 0.

Sunkist-La Salle 66 – Urieta 30, Gloriani 12, Prado 9, Alon-alon 5, Velarde 5, Laureola 4, Yamamoto 1, Ojeda 0, Dimaporo 0, Concepcion 0, Andico 0, Candana 0.

Quarters: 19-10; 38-34; 55-40; 68-66

11-29-2008, 09:46 AM
Ever Bilena, RP ladies 5 eye WPBL lead

By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 00:58:00 11/29/2008

MANILA, Philippines—Discovery-RP Women’s Team and defending champion Ever Bilena vie to keep a share of the lead as they take on separate rivals in the Women’s Philippine Basketball League Saturday at the Lyceum gym in Manila.

The nationals, powered by Merenciana Arayi and Chovi Borja, will clash against Oracare-St. Benilde at 3:45 p.m. to cap a heavy four-game bill.

Marichu Bacaro and Aiumi Ono will also try to lead Ever Bilena anew against the Xtreme-RP Youth at 11:45 a.m.

Sunkist-La Salle and Oracle Residences will square off at 10 a.m., while Smart-UP and Mail and More will battle at 2 p.m.

Marichu Bacaro fueled Ever Bilena’s third straight victory with a 64-52 whipping of Smart Sports-University of the Philippines last Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

Bacaro, the reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player from University of Santo Tomas, unloaded 19 points built on a 9-of-16 shooting aside from collecting four rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Ono also pumped in 16 markers, including six that helped repulse the Lady Maroons’ fourth-quarter comeback.

After trailing at 29-33 at halftime, the Gandang Pinay outscored the Lady Maroons, 18-8, in the third canto to wrest the lead at 47-41.

The victory propelled the Gandang Pinay on top with Discovery Suites-RP at 3-0. Nutri-C Ateneo secured second place with a 3-1 mark.

The scores:

EVER BILENA-UST 64—Bacaro 19, Ono 16, Buenacosa 6, Casakit 4, Leonardo 4, Fermin 4, Orillana 3, Carreon 3, Bombeo 3, Noscal 2, Obrador 0.

SMART SPORTS-UP 52—Sadorra 11, Tolentino 8, Marzan 7, Roma 7, Cainglet 6, Stevens 6, Asistio 3, Yanez 2, Paz 2, Faustino 0, Cabral 0, Bautista 0, Payoyo 0.

Quarters: 20-19, 29-33, 47-41, 64-52

12-11-2008, 11:58 AM
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:18:00 12/11/2008

Ever Bilena clinched the top spot in the Group B eliminations of the Women’s PBL after hammering out a 77-72 win Tuesday at the San Juan gym.

Marichu Bacaro, the UAAP Most Valuable Player from the University of Santo Tomas, powered the Gandang Pinay with 25 points, including 14 in the second quarter.

The Gandang Pinay will face Sunkist-La Salle at the start of the quarterfinals on Friday at the FEU gym.

In the other quarterfinal pairings, Smart-UP collides with Oracare-College of St. Benilde, Group A topnotcher Nutri-C-Ateneo takes on Mail and More, and Group A No. 2 Oracle Residences-FEU collides with Muscle Tape-Lyceum. Cedelf P. Tupas

The scores:

EVER BILENA 77—Bacaro 25, Buenacosa 17, Ono 12, Leonardo 11, Orillana 4, Fermin 4, Bombeo 2, Carreon 2, Gregorio 2, Casakit 0, Teotico 0, Obrador 0, Noscal 0.

SMART-UP 72—Sadorra 18, Cainglet 15, Tolentino 15, Asistio 6, Stevens 6, Paz 4, Bautista 4, Tomelden 2, Marzan 2, Faustino 0, Cabral 0.

Quarters: 18-18, 52-33, 61-52, 77-72

12-13-2008, 08:43 AM
Group leaders Nutri-C Ateneo and Smart Buddy UP got off to rousing starts in their quarterfinal campaigns, besting Mail and More and Oracare St Benilde respectively.

Nutri-C leaned on national team star Cassandra Tioseco to hold off the hard-fighting Comets of head coach Johnny Tam. Smart Buddy went on a 13-0 run led by Rosanne Marzan early in the third period to erect a 67-57 lead and never looked back against the Pascual Labs-backed Oracare.

Meanwhile hats off to the RP Team of Coach Haydee Ong for a successful tournament stint in Singapore. Their participation here is part of the preparations for the 2009 SEA Games.

12-13-2008, 09:14 AM
Nutri C, Smart forge WPBL semis clash

By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 05:41:00 12/13/2008

MANILA, Philippines—Nutri C-Ateneo and Smart-University of the Philippines arranged a semifinal showdown after downing their quarterfinal foes Friday in the Women’s Philippine Basketball League at the Far Eastern University gym.

Cassy Tioseco, the six-foot mainstay of the Philippine team, buried 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Nutri C-Ateneo to a 54-45 victory over Mail and More.

Jessamine delos Reyes chipped in 14 markers for the Lady Eagles, who scooted to a commanding 40-27 advantage by the third period.

Smart-UP banked on fourth-quarter surge anchored on Rossan Marzan and Sai Sadorra to turn back Oracare-College of St. Benilde, 76-66.

Marzan shot 18 points and hauled down seven boards, while Sadorra collected 13 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Lady Maroons.

The Cool Blazers wrested the lead at the half, 41-39, before Marzan and Sadorra fueled a key spurt that gave the Lady Maroons a 13-point cushion, 71-58, with 2:51 minutes left.

Nutri C-Ateneo and Smart-UP will clash for a finals berth at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Lyceum gym in Manila.

Oracle Residences-Far Eastern U also easily advanced to the Final Four after Muscle Tape-Lyceum forfeited its quarterfinal match.

The Lady Tamaraws will go up against the winner between Sunkist-La Salle and defending champion Ever Bilena in the other semifinal pairing.

The scores:

First Game

NUTRI C-ATENEO54—Tioseco 16, Delos Reyes 14, Lopa 10, Limgenco 7, Gadian 4, Chua 2, Indigne 1, Matreo 0, Co 0, De Guzman 0, Grajales 0.

MAIL AND MORE 45—Ilustre 13, Abad 12, Paz 8, Lavalle 4, Javago 4, Luistro 2, Valdez 2, Moronna 0, Pacot 0, Ramario 0, Flores 0, De Jesus 0, Bulan 0.

Quarters: 14-9, 29-21, 47-35, 54-45

Second Game

SMART-UP 76—Marzan 18, Sadorra 13, Tolentino 10, Paz 7, Stevens 6, Cainglet 5, Roma 5, Yañez 4, Bautista 4, Cabral 2, Faustino 2, Tomelden 0, Asistio 0, Payoyo 0.

ORACARE-ST. BENILDE 66—Lizondra 13, Sarael 10, Salvacion 10, Quemada 9, Dela Torre 8, Paras 5, Sansaluna 4, Bonleon 3, Dela Cruz 2, Velasquez 2, Alvarez 0.

Quarters: 18-14, 39-41, 57-52, 76-6


In a game where their top gun Marichu Bacaro had an off game, Ever Bilena-UST Gandang Pinays took on unlikely heroes in Elaine Orillana and Nikki Leonardo in their nail-biting overtime win over Sunkist-La Salle 86-77.

Trailing 50-41 at the start of the 4th, Sunkist's Urieta went to town scoring 12 points to help her team rally and grab the lead 61-57 with 2 minutes left.

Orillana came alive in the last 2 minutes scoring her first basket, a triple and the game tying basket as they rallied from a four point deficit to force the overtime 64-all. She scored 5 of the teams last 7 points in regulation. Then she contined her hot streak in the OT scoring 7 points including a 3.

EB carried their momentum in the OT with a 11-0 run as they held Sunkist scoreless until 2:32 mark to put the outcome beyond doubt.

Nikki Leonardo's game long brilliance kept EB in the game topscoring with 20 points, punctuated by *8 points in the 3rd qtr and 5 points in the OT period.

Sunkist-LS were led by the sweet-shooting duo of Urieta and Gloriani with 22 and 18 points respectively.

EB-UST will meet Oracle-FEU in the semifinals.

EVER BILENA-UST 86 - *Leonardo 20, Ono 16, Buenacosa 14, Orillana 13, Bacaro 9, Bombeo 8, Casakit 6, Fermin 2, Gregorio 0, Obrador 0, Teotico 0, Carreon 0

SUNKIST-DLSU 77 - Urieta 22, Gloriani 18, Alon-alon 12, Velarde 6, Yamamoto 4, Dimaporo 2, Prado 2, Sancho 0,

Quarterscores: 9-9, 25-26, 50-41, 64-all, 86-77

WPBL Semis
Dec. 14, 2008 - Lyceum Gym
2pm - Ever Bilena-UST vs Oracle-FEU
4pm - Nutri-C Ateneo vs Smart-UP

Mateen Cleaves
12-14-2008, 07:23 AM
EB-UST will meet Oracle-FEU in the semifinals.

WPBL Semis
Dec. 14, 2008 - Lyceum Gym
2pm - Ever Bilena-UST vs Oracle-FEU
4pm - Nutri-C Ateneo vs Smart-UP

Oracle-FEU will be the best-rested team in the semi-finals today. They literally didn't need to break a sweat in winning their quarterfinals matchup against Muscle Tape-Lyceum. That's because Chito Narvasa ordered the Muscle Tape - Lyceum* team to walk off the court even before the opening tip. For no apparent reason other than the fact that his blood boils when he sees the WPBL Commissioner.

To be fair to Oracle-FEU, they probably could have won it fair and square had the game been continued. Too bad for them that they didn't get the chance to prove it on the court. And worse for Lyceum, because their own "sponsor" left them high and dry.

Imagine if that had been allowed to happen in the UAAP! How many games could potentially have been turned into walk-outs because one or both teams had a beef against the Commissioner?

If his stint as Commissioner of the UAAP wasn't proof enough, this latest stunt clearly shows what a joke Chito Narvasa is. I hope that the PBL and SBP come down hard on Narvasa because of this. Muscle Tape (but not Lyceum) should be banned from future WPBL and PBL participation.

12-14-2008, 09:39 AM
Another selfish, boorish, shameless, pathetic act. What a waste. I pity the players of Lyceum. They had to endure such actuations.

Basketball should be free from politics. I can't agree more on your suggestion that SBP should go hard and have no more of this guy. He should be totally bannished from the Philippine basketball scene.

It's good that the media didn't write this story. The guy must be frustrated not seeing his name in the papers the following day. :'(

12-15-2008, 08:04 AM
Ever Bilena, Smart gain finals

By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 01:15:00 12/15/2008

MANILA, Philippines—Ever Bilena and Smart Buddy-University of the Philippines pulled off thrilling semifinal escapes at the Lyceum gym in Manila yesterday to arrange a championship clash in the Women’s Philippine Basketball League.

Nikki Leonardo came to the fore as Ever Bilena tripped Oracle-Far Eastern U, 62-55, and earned another title shot after a decade.

Smart Buddy-UP surged ahead early, then weathered Nutri-C-Ateneo’s second-half comeback for a 58-54 upset win in the other Final Four knockout match of the revival women’s cage league.

“They really wanted to win,” said coach Patrick Aquino of his Gandang Pinay, winner of back-to-back championships in 1999.

Leonardo pumped in 18 points, including back-to-back buckets that gave the Gandang Pinay a 58-55 lead with just 66 seconds left.

Marichu Bacaro, the reigning UAAP MVP, keyed the Gandang Pinay’s recovery from an early 9-20 deficit to finish with 17 points.

Rem Buenacosa scored four of her nine points in the last 30 seconds for Ever Bilena.

Fatima Tolentino posted 13 markers and 14 rebounds for the Lady Maroons, who set the tempo early and built a 44-32 lead.

The scores:

First Game

EVER BILENA-UST 62—Leonardo 18, Bacaro 17, Buenacosa 9, Carreon 6, Ono 4, Casakit 3, Bombeo 2, Fermin 2, Obrador 1, Teotico 0, Orillana 0, Gregorio 0, Noscal 0.

ORACLE-FEU 55—Palmera 15, Reyes 13, Positos 9, Viñas 7, Yazon 4, Sernal 3, Rivera 2, Nido 2, Tiu 0, Astrero 0, Cabochan 0.

Quarters: 11-20, 32-31, 46-46, 62-55

Second Game

SMART BUDDY-UP 58—Tolentino 13, Sadorra 11, Paz 10, Roma 10, Stevens 8, Marzan 4, Cainglet 2, Tomelden 0, Faustino 0, Bautista 0, Cruz 0, Payoyo 0, Asistio 0.

NUTRI-C-ATENEO 54—Tioseco 12, Limgenco 9, Matreo 8, Delos Reyes 7, Gadian 6, Indigne 5, Lopa 3, Chua 2, Grajales 2, Co 0.

Quarters: 9-11, 30-24, 46-43, 58-54

12-16-2008, 12:24 AM
Ever Bilena and Smart Buddy-University of the Philippines start their showdown for the Women’s Philippine Basketball League (WPBL) crown at 4 p.m.

The Gandang Pinay have beaten the Buddies twice in the classification round, including the playoff for the No. 1 team in Group B and are installed the favorites to prevail in the best-of-three series.

“We beat them twice, so I’m sure they’re aching to get back on us. So I expect another close game. But we’ll be ready,” said Ever Bilena coach Patrick Aquino.

But Smart Buddy-UP has vowed to go all out to get back at Ever Bilena, hoping to sustain its 58-54 win over fancied Nutri-C-Ateneo to gain a shot at the crown.

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12-16-2008, 10:32 PM
papaano pumunta ng guadalupe viejo sports complex?? kasi ung game 2 gaganapin dyan sa thursday, ???

12-16-2008, 10:35 PM
WPBL Finals Game 1: Ever Bilena-UST def. Smart-UP, 67-57.

12-17-2008, 12:53 AM
Nikki Leonardo took care of the first half. Aiumi Ono took care of the second half. UAAP Season 71 most valuable player Marichu Bacaro took care of everything else. The result: Ever Bilena Gandang Pinay took Game 1 of the WPBL PG Flex Cup Finals against Smart Buddy UP at the Letran gym in Manila 67-57.

Playing a tight and tentative first period that ended at 12-11, both teams seemed a little over-eager. A mess of bad passes and missed spots saw both sides unable to execute properly. Estinelli Casakit ended the bad opening quarter with the trey to keep the Gandang Pinay within a point of the Lady Maroons.

But the second period was nearly an all-Gandang Pinay show as Leonardo went on a tear and Bacaro kept finding her in transition. Bacaro came alive off the defensive boards and showed renewed aggressiveness in playing the passing lanes as she picked off entry passes, stymied drives to the hoop and collared rebounds, all of which led to feeds to Leonardo in transition. Leonardo would score 14 first half points as the Gandang Pinay took a 35-23 lead into the lemon time break. It did not help that Smart Buddy star Sai Sadorra ended the first kanto with three personal fouls on bad gambles on defense.

In the pivotal third period Ever Bilena built as much as a 17-point lead at 42-27 as Bacaro started to wax hot from the perimeter and Ono found her groove slashing into the gut of the Smart Buddy defense. Elaine Orillana and Casakit also kept up the scoring blitz for the Gandang Pinay. With Bacaro, Ono and Rem Buenacosa generating turnovers on the backcourt trap of Ever Bilena, the Smart Buddy guards found themselves under extreme duress. Even as the Lady Maroons couldn't put together an effective press break, the Gandang Pinay had a field day on their transition offense.

Fille Cainglet and Andrea Stevens however came alive in the payoff fourth period as they brought the Lady Maroons back into the fight. Stevens toughened up on defense and attacked the lane even as Cainglet took it right to the heart of the Ever Bilena defense with a couple of gorgeous pivots in the lane. As the Gandang Pinay bled for shots, Cainglet and Stevens brought the Lady Maroons within 57-61 in the last minute and a half.

"I just told the girls to settle down, easy lang tayo and get a score para may konting space pa kami," said Ever Bilena head coach Pat Aquino. Settle down they did. Former Santo Tomas Tigress Nerissa Noscal came in cold from the bench to grab crucial rebounds and bury four straight freethrows. Ono hounded Sadorra full court and also grabbed the last two critical defensive rebounds and nailed two pressure freethrows herself in the end-game.

Ono was adjudged best player of the game with 19 points and eight rebounds. Leonardo added 16 points while Bacaro finished with 14 markers.

Cainglet led Smart Buddy with 17 points while Tolentino had a double-double of 11 points and 11 boards.

12-17-2008, 03:58 PM
I pity the Lady Maroons, they blew several attempt when they were trying to make a rally, too many missed easy shots, too many missed freethrows, too many turnovers in the last few minutes. So it was a sigh of relief for Ever Bilena.

12-17-2008, 08:27 PM
papaano pumunta ng guadalupe viejo sports complex?? kasi ung game 2 gaganapin dyan sa thursday, ???

The Guadalupe Viejo sports complex is along Gumamela St.It's very near Rockwell. It's just across. If you have a car, you can park there and walk. If you know the Colgate Palmolive plant in JP Rizal st., it's just behind it.

If you're commutingby bus from EDSA QC, drop off at Estrella st. Then you can walk or hail a pedicab from there. On the first street after the flyover turn right, that's gumamela.

If you're commuting by MRT, drop off at Guadalupe station. Take the jeep bound to L. Guinto via JP Rizal, then you can drop and take either Camia st or Estrella st towards Gumamela st. by walking or riding a pedicab.

12-17-2008, 09:37 PM
The only chance for UP-SMART to win against Ever-Bilena is for Coach Paul to coach the game and not Eric Castor. He's too immature.

12-18-2008, 10:43 PM

Ever Bilena became the first ever Women's PBL grand slam champion - albeit needing 10 years to turn the coveted trick. Marichu Bacaro, the UAAP Season 71 most valuable player, led the Gandang Pinay to a thrilling 64-60 victory and the 2009 WPBL PG Flex Cup championship over Smart Buddy UP at the Guadalupe Viejo Sports Complex. It was a two-game sweep by the Pat Aquino-mentored Gandang Pinay with former PBL Chair Dioceldo Sy cheering from the Ever Bilena bench in their signature company pink shirt.

"It looks like the RP Team can learn something from us. We have four or five players who could easily be on the RP Team, especially Marichu. This is indeed a very special team," declared Sy in a post-game interview. "Marichu Bacaro is the Allen Iverson of Ever Bilena, she is really a special player," he added

Smart Buddy seemed to have the game well in hand as UP Lady Maroon veterans Fats Tolentino, Andrea Stevens and Fille Cainglet conspired to give Smart its first double-digit lead at 34-23. Former UE star Abby Cabral helped stymie Bacaro's game with her pesky defense, compounding the Ever Bilena woes. Nikki Leonardo nailed a buzzer-beating trey to end the first half but the Lady Maroons still took a 36-27 lead into the lemon time break.

Down by as much as 12 early in the third period 39-27, Bacaro conspired with fellow Santo Tomas star Rem Buenacosa and pretty Cebuana recruit Aiumi Ono to bring the Gandang Pinay within 50-51 with still some four minutes left in the payoff fourth period. Ono was playing hard on both ends as she also shadowed fellow basketball beauty and prolific UP forward Sai Sadorra. A couple of freethrows by Buenacosa and Bacaro and a trey by Elaine Orillano suddenly made it a 57-51 bubble.

Smart fought back behind Tolentino's dominance down low and the play-making of Stevens and Cainglet to make it 57-61 time down to about a minute. Danielle Bautista made it 59-61 on a hard drive to the rack but was subsequently whistled for a holding foul on Bacaro. Bacaro sank both freethrows to give the Gandang Pinay some breathing room. Anna Asistio was sent in cold off the bench by Smart mentor Eric Castro to try and nail a trey but both of her attempts fell way off target.

Bacaro was named most valuable player and was joined on the Mythical 5 by Ono. Also in the Mythical 5 were Tolentino, Sadorra and Nutri-C Ateneo center, her most serene and royal majesty Queen Cassandra Tioseco.

"We hope this will be the start of something bigger for the WPBL, so that they will have their own identity. Hindi namin akalain na ganito kaganda magiging turnout," said PBL Commissioner Chino Trinidad after the awarding ceremonies. "Hopefully the WPBL will have its own set of officers, its own commissioner, its own staff some day," he added.

12-18-2008, 11:44 PM
Congratulations to the Ever Bilena UST team, to Marichu Bacaro (WPBL MVP) and to Aiumi Ono (Mythical 5)!!!

Congrats rin to the organizers of the WPBL for a job well done... sana tumagal pa ang ligang ito! :)

02-18-2009, 09:26 PM
will there be another try out for the next cup? ???

02-19-2009, 01:21 AM
Whatever happened to the 3 Fil-Am girls that were part of the 2007 SEA Games? Kasama ba sila dito sa WPBL?

in one forum nabanggit na sila din yung cause ng rift within the RP Womens Team kaya medyo nagulo ang coaching staff, sponsors and SBP officials. i don't know if this is true.

Sam Miguel
02-24-2009, 05:16 PM
The Filipino-Foreigners of the 2007 RP Team - like most of woman basketball players done with college - all have fulltime jobs and in the case of pointguard Vicky Brick, happily married and starting families. As they are foreign passport holders they are not allowed to participate in the WPBL as a general rule. That's one of the issues in women's basketball: it is tough putting a competitive team together for the country because all the players have day jobs like Cassie Tioseco, Kristine Prado and Erika Dy to name a few. If we were to get these girls into the RP Team fulltime we would need to offer them a realistic monetary alternative to working, in much the same way as Toroman's development team.

By the way, the second conference of the WPBL is tentatively set to open on 21 March 2009, stay tuned to GAMEFACE for latest updates.

05-02-2009, 01:49 AM
mga boss, tanong lng, may swldo mga players ng WPBL? ;D ang PBL meron db, cla kaya?? ::)