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bluefelix90
06-09-2008, 11:16 PM
I watched the game of the stallions this pm ON NBN 4.... they beat ilocos convincingly. i heard they will add in their line up a former la salle player (power forward) who played in the pbl champion team, and an ex Maroon Center stand out who was supposed to play in a Liga Team up north.

cant wait for the final line up of the youngest Liga Pilipinas Team...........THE STALLIONS

ankle breaker
06-10-2008, 12:25 AM
I watched the game of the stallions this pm ON NBN 4.... they beat ilocos convincingly. i heard they will add in their line up a former la salle player (power forward) who played in the pbl champion team, and an ex Maroon Center stand out who was supposed to play in a Liga Team up north.

cant wait for the final line up of the youngest Liga Pilipinas Team...........THE STALLIONS

who that players will be?

nastrans
06-10-2008, 04:16 PM
Among the players that are expected to join the Stallions former EAC guard John Valderama and I believe Gester Ebuen is also a part of the team as well since Nomar Isla is the coach.

bchoter
06-10-2008, 04:47 PM
i heard they will add in their line up a former la salle player (power forward) who played in the pbl champion team, and an ex Maroon Center stand out who was supposed to play in a Liga Team up north.

Jerwin Gaco and Abby Santos?

ankle breaker
06-10-2008, 10:33 PM
they are good addition if that's the case.

jordan
06-11-2008, 10:42 PM
who could post their line-up?? ;D

ankle breaker
06-12-2008, 10:11 PM
i think they joined the pre-season tourney, right?

bluefelix90
06-13-2008, 10:06 PM
who could post their line-up??* ;D

LAGUNA STALLIONS

John Valderama Off Guard 5'11"
Raymond Lingal Power Forward 6'4"
Rommel Aclon Off Guard 6'0"
Angelus Raymundo Center 6'5"
Leomer Losentes Point Guard/OG 5'9"
Ramon Retaga Jr. Point Guard 5'7"
Ricky Ricafuente Point Guard/OG 5'10"
Floyd Dedicatoria Small Forward 6'4"
Jerwin Gaco Power Forward 6'3"
Nathaniel Cruz Power Forward 6'5"
Alex Angeles Point Guard/OG 5'11"
Ronald Dorado Small Forward 6'2"
Christian San Luis Center 6'5"
Marc Christian Roldan Small Forward 6'3"
Victor Medina Jr. Off Guard 6'1"
Abraham Santos Center 6'5"

bluefelix90
06-13-2008, 10:11 PM
i think they joined the pre-season tourney, right?

they did participate... finishing 2nd to pampanga in the pre season championship.

ankle breaker
06-16-2008, 10:23 PM
who could post their line-up??* ;D

LAGUNA STALLIONS

John Valderama Off Guard * * * * * * * * 5'11"
Raymond Lingal Power Forward 6'4"
Rommel Aclon Off Guard * * * * * * * * 6'0"
Angelus Raymundo Center * * * * * * * * 6'5"
Leomer Losentes Point Guard/OG 5'9" - di ba tubong ilo-ilo to? bakit naglaro sa provincial team nila?
Ramon Retaga Jr. Point Guard * * * * * * * * 5'7"
Ricky Ricafuente Point Guard/OG 5'10" - di ba bisaya din to? naglaro ato sa MVBA with pagadian.
Floyd Dedicatoria Small Forward 6'4"
Jerwin Gaco Power Forward 6'3"
Nathaniel Cruz Power Forward 6'5" - pati tong si nat cruz naglaro din ata sa ozamis cotta.
Alex Angeles Point Guard/OG 5'11"
Ronald Dorado Small Forward 6'2"
Christian San Luis Center * * * * * * * * 6'5"
Marc Christian Roldan Small Forward 6'3"
Victor Medina Jr. Off Guard * * * * * * * * 6'1"
Abraham Santos Center * * * * * * * * 6'5"


maganda lineup nila hindi nga lang kilala ang iba. yon talaga ang grassroots, halos lahat ng players ka probinsya.

bluefelix90
06-17-2008, 11:04 PM
ricky ricafuente is not from cebu. he hails from binan laguna... he played for TIP a long time ago... and had stints in the nbc, and international tournaments.

nat cruz played in the mvba for mis-or or cagayan team. he was a cardinals under coach horacio lim. recently played for pbl bacchus team.

leomer losentes is from davao. played for sfac doves and recently for magnolia in the pbl.

other non residents or non homegrown:

john valderama >tondo, manila
marc roldan > alabang
abby santos > bulacan

ankle breaker
06-18-2008, 09:24 PM
team mate pala dati etong si losentes nina irvin sotto, yancy and ranidel de ocampo.

The_Big_Cat
06-19-2008, 10:25 AM
team mate pala dati etong si losentes nina irvin sotto, yancy and ranidel de ocampo.

Ahead sila De Ocampo and Ervin Sotto kay Losentes. Si Cris Pacana yata ang inabot ni Losentes.

nastrans
06-19-2008, 11:11 AM
Naabutan ni Losentes si Pacana, nagchampion pa nga sila noong 2006 NCRAA season.

ankle breaker
06-19-2008, 09:36 PM
so mas junior pa tong si losentes kesa kina sotto and the de ocampo bros.

CrossOver
06-21-2008, 12:43 AM
Ang ganda ng laban kanina! yahoo! ;D

ankle breaker
07-03-2008, 10:24 PM
nanalo ata ang trace-laguna stallions.

whiplash
07-04-2008, 10:09 AM
so why is ebuen not in the line up again?

a lot of good players..

bluefelix90
07-04-2008, 05:00 PM
so why is ebuen not in the line up again?

a lot of good players..

he back.. ebuen needed to attend to a family concern so he missed the trip to cagayan de oro. he is now playing.....

ankle breaker
07-04-2008, 10:07 PM
is gester ebuen from PMI or from st. francis?

thadzonline
07-04-2008, 10:44 PM
105-68, Laguna massacred by Cebu

bluefelix90
07-05-2008, 12:17 AM
105-68, Laguna massacred by Cebu


gester ebuen played for EAC generals .. he was the 2006 ucaa mvp...former pharex player.

LAGUNA outlast PAGADIAN yesterday...

final four ranking

1 cebu 2-1
2 pagadian 2-1
3 laguna 2-1
4 misor 0-3

thadzonline
07-05-2008, 12:26 AM
105-68, Laguna massacred by Cebu


gester ebuen played for EAC generals .. he was the 2006 ucaa mvp...former pharex player.

LAGUNA outlast PAGADIAN yesterday...

final four ranking

1 cebu 2-1
2 pagadian 2-1
3 laguna 2-1
4 misor 0-3




how is ranking determined here? point difference?

ankle breaker
07-05-2008, 04:30 AM
based on the rankings, looks like it is. since cebu won over laguna by 35 points, then cebu lost to pagadian by 2 while pagadian lost to laguna by probably more than 2.

Liga Pilipinas
08-29-2008, 01:10 AM
How They Scored:

August 21 Game (New Cebu Coliseum)

* * *CEBU (91) – Basco 20, Dacia 17, Padilla 13, Bucao 12, Saladaga 10, Mepana 8, Tangkay 5, Capati 4, Rodriguez 2, Ababon 0, Aying 0.

* * *LAGUNA (85) – Gaco 16, Cruz 14, Valderama 12, Ebuen 11, Ricafuente 11, Santos 8, Bolocon 6, Angeles 5, Dedicatoria 2, Losentes 0, Retaga 0, de Guia 0.

* * *Period Scores: 16-16, 43-34, 65-60, 91-85.

August 22 Game (New Cebu Coliseum)

* * *CEBU (99) – Capati 17, Basco 12, Dacia 12, Bucao 11, Berame 10, Rodriguez 8, Padilla 8, Cavan 6, Saladaga 6, Enriquez 3, Tangkay 2, Aying 2, Mepana 2.

* * *LAGUNA (73) – Gaco 19, Losentes 15, Santos 12, Ricafuente 11, Cruz 6, Bolocon 4, Valderama 2, Ebuen 2, Lingao-Lingao 2, Retaga 0, Angeles 0, Roldan 0, Dedicatoria 0, de Guia 0.

* * *Period Scores: 27-14, 56-30, 80-56, 99-73.

August 27 Game (Trace College Gym, Los Banos)

* * *CEBU (82) – Cavan 15, Basco 14, Enriquez 10, Capati 10, Saladaga 7, Padilla 6, Berame 6, Rodriguez 5, Dacia 5, Bucao 2, Mepana 2, Tangkay 0, Aying 0.

* * *LAGUNA (71) – Gaco 15, Santos 15, Cruz 12, Ricafuente 8, Losentes 7, Dedicatoria 6, Retaga 3, Bolocon 3, Ebuen 2, Angeles 0, Valderama 0.

* * *Period Scores: 26-20, 41-38, 64-60, 82-71.

* * *(Ninos win series, 3-0)

bluefelix90
11-08-2008, 07:02 PM
next week im going to watch the tune-up game of the laguna stallions at lyceum gym..... 3pm monday..

Liga Pilipinas
11-11-2008, 11:17 AM
next week im going to watch the tune-up game of the laguna stallions at lyceum gym..... 3pm monday..

* * *The revamped Laguna Stallions outplayed the Lyceum Pirates varsity, 89-76, in a scrimmage last Monday afternoon at the Lyceum Gym in Intramuros, Manila.

* * *The Stallions of Coach Nomar Isla broke away in the second half, at one point leading by as much as 20 markers, 80-60.* Still, the Pirates of Coach Bonnie Tan gave their more senior visitors a good fight with their pesky defense and good three-point shooting in the first three quarters.

* * *Abby Santos, one of only four remnants of the original Stallions quintet, led the way with 21 points and 14 rebounds.* New recruit Jose Magdadaro added 12 points as they dominated the much shorter Pirates.* Former Lipa-Batangas Barako Jay-Arr Estrada scored all his nine points during the crippling final quarter run that assured the win.

* * *Liga Pilipinas veterans Ralph Lansang of the Ilocos Sur Bravehearts and Arnel Calimag of the Baguio Victory paced the Pirates with 14 and 11 points respectively.

thadzonline
11-11-2008, 06:36 PM
Jose Magdadaro? Is he from bacolod?

Liga Pilipinas
01-06-2009, 07:51 PM
* * *PASIG CITY -- The Laguna Stallions bolstered their bid in the coming Liga Pilipinas Conference by snaring two-time NCAA Most Valuable Player Samuel Ekwe of San Beda College in a special lottery conducted this afternoon (January 6).

* * *Ekwe, a 6'8" Nigerian exchange student greatly responsible for his school's current string of three straight NCAA championships, has exhausted his varsity eligibility and expressed his desire to play for Liga Pilipinas.* The Liga board granted his request and also opened the door in the future for full-blooded foreigners who studied in Philippine schools to see action in the league.* To be fair, Ekwe was required to go through a lottery.

* * *The Stallions, represented by head coach Nomar Isla had eight chips in the weighted drawing presided over by Commissioner Noli Eala.* Last conference's doormat the Zamboanga Amores had the most chances with 13 chips.* Champion Cebu Ninos and expansion club MP Warriors of GenSan had the least chances with one chip each.

* * *The chips were allotted according to the teams' performance.* Eala announced that the team that draws Ekwe will be obligated to sign him and will not be allowed to trade or assign him.

* * *Coach Isla was all smiles as Eala drew the Stallions' chip.* "Sam will be a big part of the Stallions' campaign and he will be a good attraction for the league as a whole," said Coach Isla after shaking hands with his latest recruit.

* * *Liga Pilipinas opens on January 14 with the Stallions travelling to General Santos City to play the host Warriors, Ilocos Sur Bravehearts and Amores in the first of 11 pocket tournaments.

The_Big_Cat
01-07-2009, 02:17 PM
Former NCAA MVP Ekwe to play in Liga cage tilt
01/07/2009 | 09:58 AM
GMANEWS.TV

MANILA, Philippines – Sam Ekwe can’t play in any professional league in the country because he isn’t a Filipino.

That ended on Tuesday after the Nigerian-born center was drafted by a team in the Liga Pilipinas.

The Liga board members passed a resolution in December that granted “special playing status" to foreign-born players who played at least three years in any varsity league affiliated with the national federation Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.

Ekwe, a two-time National Collegiate Athletic Association MVP and three-time NCAA champion with San Beda, fit the bill. And with his participation in the Liga Conference II, the tournament is expected to gain an improved following as the league’s first legitimate superstar debuts for the Trace-Laguna team.

“We prayed hard for this and we are just so glad we bagged the big one," said Nomar Isla, the Laguna head coach who picked Ekwe in a special rookie draft held among 10 teams Tuesday.

Ekwe and Garcia’s Stallions will see action in the first leg of the elimination phase that starts on January 14 in the home court of expansion team GenSan MP Warriors in General Santos City. Other teams competing in the Gensan leg are Ilocos Sur and Zamboanga.

“Sam is a special player. He is a proven winner and an attraction in any league. His entry into Liga will provide added competitiveness and intensity to our games for all of our regional fans," Liga president Noli Eala said.

Other teams in the tournament include: Manila, Smart-Pampanga, Harbour Centre-Taguig, Quezon province Red Oilers, Iloilo Mang Inasals, Misamis Oriental Meteors, and defending champion Cebu.

CrossOver
01-07-2009, 11:46 PM
NIGERIAN center Sam Ekwe, who has finished his playing years at San Beda, can continue plying his trade in the Philippines, thanks to the Liga Pilipinas.

The fledgling regional basketball league conducted a special lottery for Ekwe last Tuesday, with Trace-Laguna earning the right to include the Nigerian in its roster, in the process becoming an instant title contender in the Liga Pilipinas Conference II that starts on Jan. 14.

Ekwe, who led San Beda to a three-peat championship in the NCAA last year, was allowed to be drafted for this conference after the Liga Board passed a resolution last month granting special playing status to any or all foreign born players who have played at least three years in any school league affiliated with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.

A foreign player covered by the new resolution, however, must go through a special draft lottery where all Liga teams will be included, with the lowest ranked team in the last conference getting the most lottery chips.

Zamboanga, the first team eliminated in the last conference, had 13 lottery chips for the draft lottery while defending champion Cebu had one. Laguna, which finished eighth last conference, had eight lottery chips.

"We prayed hard for this and we are just so glad we bagged the big one. Ekwe will definitely boost our chances this conference although there are still many teams that are much stronger than us even with Ekwe now in our line up," Laguna head coach Nomar Isla said.

Ekwe and the Stallions will immediately see action in the first leg of the Tour elimination phase of the Liga starting Jan. 14 in the home court of expansion team GenSan MP Warriors in Gen. Santos city.

Malaya (http://www.malaya.com.ph/jan08/spor4.htm)

CrossOver
01-08-2009, 12:22 AM
By Joey Villar


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Sam Ekwe

Trace Laguna took Sam Ekwe from the special draft lottery, making the Stallions a title contender in the Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II which fires off next week.

In a move to further generate interest and level the playing field, Liga Pilipinas conducted a special draft lottery for the former two-time NCAA MVP with Trace-Laguna besting 10 other teams.

Meanwhile, the Cebu Ninos begin its quest for back-to-back titles as the community-based regional basketball league opens its Conference II on Jan. 14 with two new teams in its fold.

Eleven teams representing major provinces or cities in the country including two new squads, Manila and General Santos, will vie for the Conference II championship under the unique “tour format” which was unveiled by the fledgling organization last year.

Gensan MP Warriors, owned and managed by boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, will host the Laguna Trace Stallions, Ilocos Bravehearts and the Zamboanga Amores in the opening leg of the conference chiefly backed by telecommunications giant Smart Communciations. Brief opening ceremonies to be attended by Pacquiao, team owners and Liga Pilipinas officials headed by Noli Eala will precede the opening game between Ilocos and Laguna.

Ekwe, the 6-9 Nigerian who led San Beda to a three-peat championship in the NCAA last year, was allowed to be drafted for this conference after the Liga board passed a resolution last month granting special playing status to any foreign born player who has played for three years in any school league affiliated with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP). Any foreign player covered by the new resolution, however, cannot negotiate directly with any team but must go through a special draft lottery.

“We prayed hard for this and we are so glad we bagged the big one,” said Laguna coach Nomar Isla.

With Ekwe around, Laguna hopes to improve its eighth place finish in the league’s inaugurals last year.

“He (Ekwe) will definitely boost our chances this conference although there are still many teams that are stronger than us,” said Isla.

PhilStar (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?ArticleId=430042&publicationSubCategoryId=69)

Liga Pilipinas
01-14-2009, 08:35 AM
Here is the initial roster of the Trace-Laguna Stallions for the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II that will begin today in General Santos City:

Alexander ANGELES (G, 5'10")
Glen Ryan BOLOCON (F, 6'2")
Axel John DORUELO (G, 5'9")
Samuel EKWE (C, 6'8")
Jay-Arr ESTRADA (F, 6'3")
Marlon LEGASPI (C, 6'5")
Jose Edmer MAGDADARO (C, 6'5")
Roser Benjamin MANGAHAS (F, 6'3")
Luis PALAGANAS (F, 6'2")
Mario REYES (G, 5'8")
Ricky RICAFUENTE (G, 5'9")
Abraham SANTOS (F/C, 6'4)
Robert SANZ (F, 6'2')
Jan Philip VILLAVER (F, 6'2")

Coach: Mr. Nomar ISLA
Team Owner: Mr. Erwin GENUINO


Note: Roster subject to change at game time.

nardy
02-09-2009, 05:56 AM
Where is the picture of the General Santos City Leg Champion Trace-Laguna Stallions?

Liga Pilipinas
02-10-2009, 03:22 PM
LOS BANOS, Laguna – The Trace-Laguna Stallions are all set to defend their home turf against an ultra competitive cast of invaders when they take their turn to host the games of the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II starting Wednesday at the Trace Computer and Business College Gym. The games will culminate with the leg championship on Saturday.

The Stallions of Erwin Genuino, champions of the General Santos City Leg from the league’s opening week, will be challenged by two recent leg winners – the Smart-Pampanga Buddies and the Misamis Oriental Meteors – plus the unpredictable Iloilo Mang Inasals. The Stallions are currently on top of the Liga Tour Standings with 27 points, ahead of the Manila Capitals (24 points) and Ilocos Sur Bravehearts (22 points).

The Meteors (16 points) and Buddies (15 points) are next to each other in fourth and fifth place. Iloilo holds the 11th and last spot with a solitary point. Only the top eight teams will advance to next month’s National Playoffs.

Focus will be on Friday’s meeting between the Stallions under Coach Nomar Isla and the Buddies of Coach Allan Gregorio, a rematch of the championship game of the Ilocos Sur Leg won by the Buddies in overtime, 82-77. The Stallions also want to be the first home team to annex a leg title this conference, a feat that has eluded the hosts of the first five legs.

To do so, Coach Isla will continue to bank heavily on 6’8” center Samuel Ekwe, guards Alex Angeles and Ricky Ricafuente and forwards Rob Sanz, Jay-Arr Estrada and RB Mangahas. The rest of the Stallions include centers Jose Magdadaro and Marlon Legaspi, guards Mario Reyes and Axel Doruelo and forwards Glen Bolocon, Luis Palaganas and Jan Villaver.

Meanwhile, the Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Jun Noel aim to maintain their unblemished 4-0 win-loss card after sweeping the Zamboanga City Leg. They are the only undefeated squad left in the conference backed up by Smart, ML Kwarta Padala, Air 21, Nature’s Spring, Burlington, Molten, Laptop Phoneshop and Accel and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

The Mang Inasals of Robert Uy and Coach Jerry Jaranilla are hoping to bounce back from their debut in last week’s Quezon Province leg wherein they finished in last place. The team is known for pulling of surprises just like during last conference’s playoffs where the then 11th seeded team ended up a victory short of barging into the Final Four.

After the games in Laguna, the Liga Pilipinas Tour makes a stop in Manila from February 18 to 21 followed by simultaneous legs in Taguig and Iloilo from February 25 to 28. The last two legs will be hosted by Cebu (March 4 to 7) and Misamis Oriental (March 11 to 14).

Liga Pilipinas
02-12-2009, 10:45 AM
LOS BANOS, Laguna – Host Trace-Laguna Stallions disposed of the tough Iloilo Mang Inasals, 72-66, to kick off hostilities in the Laguna Leg of the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II at the Stallions’ Gym of Trace College Wednesday evening (February 11).

It was relatively easy sailing for the team of Erwin Genuino and Coach Nomar Isla, who led by as much as 17 points at the halftime break, 42-25, on the hot hands of RB Mangahas, Glen Bolocon and Jan Villaver.

Suddenly, the Mang Inasals of Robert Uy and Coach Jerry Jaranilla sprung to life in the third canto. Guard Eldrin Senierez outscored the entire Laguna team, 16-15, allowing Iloilo to threaten entering the final 10 minutes, 50-57.

However, an 11-4 blast at the start of the fourth period led to a 68-54 Stallions’ lead going into the final two minutes. From there, Coach Isla designed plays to set up big man Samuel Ekwe, who needed two points to achieve a rare triple-double on top of his 14 rebounds and 11 blocks. Ekwe was fouled with nine seconds left but missed one of his two free throws. He then had one last chance but his jumper at the buzzer bounced off the rim.

Mangahas paced the winners with 15 while Bolocon followed with 10. Senierez finished with 25 points while Jojo Laborte added 11 as Iloilo remained winless in five starts in the conference generously backed by Smart, ML Kwarta Padala, Air 21, Burlington, Laptop Phoneshop, Molten and Accel and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas (SBP).

In the first game, the Misamis Oriental Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Jun Noel stretched their undefeated run to five games by besting the Smart-Pampanga Buddies, 81-75.

The intense contest produced eight ties and 11 lead changes. Back-to-back baskets by veteran guard Joey Mente gave the Meteors the lead for good, 73-71, and 3:55 to play. Khiel Misa would tie the game for the last time but Mark Yee quickly responded with a basket followed by an assist to Ian Daja for more cushion with 1:22 to play, 77-73.

Terrell Theophile then countered with a 15-footer, 75-77. The Meteors could not buy a basket but collared key offensive rebounds to further melt the time. Mente then added one more free throw off an Adonis Sta. Maria foul with seven seconds to go, 78-75.

The Buddies of Coach Allan Gregorio had one last chance to force an extension but a costly fumble led to Mark Moreno picking up the loose ball followed by a miraculous mid-court heave at the buzzer that pegged the final tally. It was a sorry loss for the Buddies who took the first half, 46-35, and controlled the third and majority of the final period.

It was a good day for the Marks with Yee topping the Meteors with 23 points plus eight rebounds and four assists. Mark Kong scored 11 of his 13 points in the first half followed by Moreno with 12 points and four assists. Don Camaso was the lone Buddy in twin digits with 14. Emmerson Oreta, Sta. Maria and Alwin Espiritu all had eight markers each.

Liga Pilipinas
02-13-2009, 11:33 AM
LOS BANOS, Laguna – The Misamis Oriental Meteors continued their unbeaten run by shaming the host Trace-Laguna Stallions, 71-62, in continuing action Thursday night (February 12) from the Laguna Leg of the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II at the Stallions’ Gym of Trace College.

With the Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Jun Noel nursing a slim 46-44 lead after three periods, Jerome Paterno and Mark Moreno rained three triples as the Meteors stretched their lead, 56-47.

The Stallions of Erwin Genuino and Coach Nomar Isla fought back and threatened behind four straight free throws from Rob Sanz and Jerwin Gaco with 23 seconds to play, 62-64. After Gaco’s second free throw, a quick Meteor inbound pass found Erian Daja all alone for the easy lay-up that iced the game, 66-62, at the 18-second mark.

It was total domination for the Meteors, who tallied their second straight win and sixth overall in as many games in the conference made possible by Smart, ML Kwarta Padala, Accel, Air 21, Burlington, Laptop Phoneshop, Nature’s Spring and Molten. The game saw only two deadlocks with the Stallions forcing the last one, 36-36, way back in the second period on a Gaco field goal.

Moreno flirted with a rare quadruple-double with stats of 14 points, nine rebounds, six assists and seven steals. Paterno also had 14 points, highlighted by a tomahawk dunk in the face of Samuel Ekwe at the 3:11 mark of the third period. Sanz and Gaco led the Stallions with 11 markers each.

In the first game, the Smart-Pampanga Buddies under Coach Allan Gregorio leaned on a furious 14-2 finish to put aside the tough Iloilo Mang Inasals of Robert Uy and Coach Jerry Jaranilla, 93-81.

Forward Jojo Laborte forced the last deadlock of the game with a free throw, 79-79, and 2:18 to play. Adonis Sta. Maria, who had been outplayed until then by Iloilo’s Francis Barcellano, clustered six straight points capped by a free throw of Barcellano’s fifth and final foul with 59 ticks remaining, 87-79.

The Mang Inasals could only come up with two free throws as Emmerson Oreta, Don Camaso and Terrell Theophile put the finishing touches on the win. The Buddies jumped to as much as a 20-point lead in the second period, 40-20. Iloilo slowly crept back, capped by a Laborte steal and lay-up for the lead, 65-63, at the 2:15 mark of the third period.

Vengie Vergara gave the Mang Inasals their last taste of the lead with a triple, 78-76. This was quickly answered by a Joshua Urbiztondo triple that restored the lead to the Buddies for good, 79-78. Iloilo’s woes actually began with the early disqualification of point guard Eugene Tan with 5:55 to play in the final canto.

Nino Gelig scored most of his team-high 17 points in the first half with Oreta followed with 16. Barcellano paced Iloilo with 19 points. Eldrin Senierez chipped in 17.

Liga Pilipinas
02-14-2009, 11:15 AM
* * *LOS BANOS, Laguna – Host Trace-Laguna Stallions barged into the championship game of the Laguna Leg of the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II Friday night by whipping the Smart-Pampanga Buddies, 88-82, at the Stallions’ Gym of Trace College.* The Stallions of Erwin Genuino and Coach Nomar Isla will play the Misamis Oriental Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Jun Noel in the one-game finals.

* * *The Stallions managed to lead by as much as 20 points with 3:33 to play in the third period on a basket by Jerwin Gaco, 64-44. However, the Buddies of Coach Allan Gregorio banked on baskets by Khiel Misa and Don Camaso and a three-point play by Terrell Theophile to cut their deficit to four markers, 79-83, and 2:44 on the clock.

* * *Suddenly, the Buddies could not buy a basket.* Veteran guard Ricky Ricafuente then answered with three free throws to give the Stallions breathing space, 86-79, at the 25-second mark.* Jemal Vizcarra threatened for the last time with a triple, 82-86, with only six ticks remaining.* A quick foul on Rob Sanz led to two free throws that iced the game.

* * *“Pampanga is a good team, they just refuse to give up,” said winning coach Isla.* “We hope to be the first host team to win their leg this conference.”* So far, the hosts have failed to cart away the trophy in all the five legs completed thus far in the 11-leg conference supported by Smart, ML Kwarta Padala, Air 21, Accel, Burlington, Laptop Phoneshop, Nature’s Spring and Molten and sanctioned by the Samhang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

* * *Gaco powered the Stallions with 19 points and six rebounds.* Ricafuente added 15.* Misa paced the Buddies with 23 points followed by Camaso with 18 points and 14 rebounds.

* * *In the first game, the Meteors formalized their entry in the finals by beating the Iloilo Mang Inasals of Robert Uy and Coach Jerry Jaranilla, 82-65.* The Meteors thus kept their immaculate record of seven wins in as many games this conference, in the process picking up a two-point bonus in the Liga Tour Standings for sweeping their three games in Laguna.* The Mang Inasals will dispute Third Place with the Buddies.

* * *Guard Joey Mente was red hot, punishing the Mang Inasals with five triples.* The Meteors raced to an 11-0 lead but briefly allowed the Mang Inasals to go ahead, 18-15.* Five straight Meteor points restored the lead at the end of the first period, 20-18.

* * *The Meteors then blew the game wide apart, erecting an 18-point lead in the third period, 51-33.* Still, the Mang Inasals did not quit and whittled their deficit, threatening on a three-point play by Sanny Abaring early in the fourth period, 60-57.

* * *However, Dexter Micutuan played fireman with five straight points to ignite the Meteors’ 22-8 finish.

* * *Mente finished with 25 points and six assists, followed by Mark Yee with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Jojo Laborte led Iloilo’s cause with 18 points and eight rebounds.* Francis Barcellano added 14 markers as the only other Mang Inasal in twin digits.

Liga Pilipinas
02-15-2009, 09:37 AM
LOS BANOS, Laguna – The visiting Misamis Oriental Meteors displayed awesome form to snatch the Laguna Leg championship of the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II over the host Trace-Laguna Stallions, 70-58, last Saturday at the Stallions’ Gym of Trace College.

Displaying uncanny aggressiveness on both ends of the floor as ordered by head coach Jun Noel, the Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno raced to a 16-7 lead at the end of the first period behind the nine points of starting guard Ramil Tagupa.

The Stallions of Erwin Genuino and Coach Nomar Isla would rally behind Jerwin Gaco, who began scoring at will. The bull-strong Gaco singlehandedly brought the Stallions to their closest for the last time, 50-52, midway through the final period.

Mark Moreño then scored back-to-back baskets and then began a string of three straight triples along with Tagupa and Jerome Paterno that gave the Meteors an unassailable 65-56 advantage with 1:56 to play. With the game firmly in the bag, Moreño and Mark Yee added insurance free throws to settle the final tally.

“We were all on the same page,” said winning coach Noel. “I commend my players for maintaining their aggressiveness.” The Meteors also retained their perfect record of eight wins in as many games in the conference made possible by Smart, ML Kwarta Padala, Air 21, Accel, Burlington, Laptop Phoneshop Exchange, Nature’s Spring and Molten and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

The Meteors received their championship trophy from PAGCOR chairman Ephraim Genuino and Liga President and CEO Noli Eala. The Meteors also became the first two-leg champion this conference after winning the Zamboanga City Leg two weeks ago.

Tagupa led the Meteors with 17 points followed by Moreño with 16. For his outstanding play throughout the four-day tournament, Yee was named as the leg’s Most Valuable Player. Gaco submitted a personal Liga record of 32 points on top of eight rebounds but lacked support from his teammates. Samuel Ekwe chipped in eight points and nine rebounds.

In the opener, the Iloilo Mang Inasals scored their first win in the conference in grand fashion by clipping the Smart-Pampanga Buddies for Third Place, 77-75.

Guard Stanley Tizon sank a triple that tied the game with 18 seconds to play, 75-75, simultaneous with a pushing foul by Alwin Espiritu on Francis Barcellano. Barcellano calmly made both free throws to push the Mang Inasals ahead, 77-75. In the ensuing play, Terrell Theophile fired a jumper at the thre-second mark that bounced off the rim and into the hands of Iloilo’s Jojo Laborte, preserving the win for the team of Robert Uy and Coach Jerry Jaranilla.

Barcellano had a monster game with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Eldrin Senierez followed with 22 points on four triples. Theophile paced the Buddies of Coach Allan Gregorio with 15 points and nine rebounds. Khiel Misa scored 10 of his 12 markers in the second period that pushed the Buddies on top at the halftime break, 41-30.

Liga Pilipinas action shifts to the San Andres Sports Complex in Malate, Manila next week as the Manila Capitals play hosts to the defending National Champion M. Lhuillier-Cebu Ninos, MP Warriors of GenSan and the Quezon Red Oilers from February 18 to 21.

Liga Pilipinas
02-15-2009, 09:40 AM
FEBRUARY 11 SCORES

First Game

* * *MISAMIS ORIENTAL (81) – Yee 23, Kong 13, Mente 12, Moreno 12, Tagupa 7, Daja 5, Paterno 4, Sanchez 3, Bombeo 2, Gudez 0, Numeran 0, Micutuan 0.

* * *PAMPANGA (75) – Camaso 14, Espiritu 8, Sta. Maria 8, Oreta 8, Theophile 7, Urbiztondo 7, Misa 5, Gelig 5, Mercado 4, Cruz 4, Nicdao 3, Kalaw 2, Vizcarra 0.

* * *Period Scores: 16-20, 35-46, 60-61, 81-75.

Second Game

* * *LAGUNA (72) – Mangahas 15, Bolocon 10, Villaver 9, Ekwe 9, Sanz 7, Ricafuente 6, Legaspi 5, Estrada 3, Angeles 3, Magdadaro 2, Reyes 2, Doruelo 1, Palaganas 0.

* * *ILOILO (66) – Senierez 25, Laborte 11, Tan 8, Barcellano 7, Vergara 7, Garrido 4, Abaring 2, Sencil 2, Tizon 0, Manajero 0, Dumot 0.

* * *Period Scores: 20-10, 42-25, 57-50, 72-66.

FEBRUARY 12 SCORES

First Game

* * *PAMPANGA (93) – Gelig 17, Oreta 16, Camaso 15, Theophile 12, Sta. Maria 8, Misa 6, Mercado 6, Espiritu 5, Urbiztondo 4, Cruz 2, Cantonjos 2, Vizcarra 0.

* * *ILOILO (81) – Barcellano 19, Senierez 17, Laborte 16, Vergara 9, Abaring 8, Tan 8, Tizon 2, Garrido 2, Montalvo 1, Sencil 0, Gono 0, Manajero 0, Dumot 0.

* * *Period Scores: 28-18, 49-42, 70-67, 93-81.

Second Game

* * *MISAMIS ORIENTAL (71) – Moreno 14, Paterno 14, Kong 8, Daja 8, Gudez 6, Yee 6, Mente 5, Bombeo 3, Sanchez 3, Latoreno 2, Sanchez 2, Munoz 0.

* * *LAGUNA (62) – Sanz 11, Gaco 11, Estrada 10, Ricafuente 9, Ekwe 9, Mangahas 4, Doruelo 2, Angeles 2, Bolocon 2, Villaver 2, Magdadaro 0.

* * Period Scores: 18-13, 31-28, 46-44, 71-62.

FEBRUARY 13 SCORES

First Game

* * *MISAMIS ORIENTAL (82) – Mente 25, Yee 15, Micutuan 13, Daja 12, Tagupa 6, Gudez 5, Moreno 2, Numeran 2, Paterno 2, Kong 0, Munoz 0, Bombeo 0, Sanchez 0.

* * *ILOILO (65) – Laborte 18, Barcellano 14, Vergara 8, Senierez 8, Garrido 5, Tan 4, Tizon 3, Abaring 3, Manajero 2, Montalvo 0, Sencil 0, Gono 0, Dumot 0, Sina-on 0.

* * *Period Scores: 20-18, 43-31, 60-52, 82-65.

Second Game

* * *LAGUNA (88) – Gaco 19, Ricafuente 15, Sanz 13, Mangahas 11, Ekwe 11, Bolocon 7, Angeles 6, Villaver 4, Estrada 2, Doruelo 0.

* * *PAMPANGA (82) – Misa 23, Camaso 18, Theophile 16, Espiritu 5, Urbiztondo 4, Vizcarra 4, Gelig 4, Sta. Maria 3, Oreta 3, Mercado 2, Kalaw 0.

* * *Period Scores: 28-21, 48-35, 74-62, 88-82.

FEBRUARY 14 SCORES

For Third Place

ILOILO (77) – Barcellano 24, Senierez 22, Tizon 12, Laborte 9, Sencil 4, Vergara 3, Tan 2, Abaring 1, Gono 0, Garrido 0, Manajero 0, Sina-on 0.

PAMPANGA (75) – Theophile 15, Misa 12, Camaso 11, Vizcarra 11, Cruz 7, Espiritu 4, Nicdao 4, Urbiztondo 3, Kalaw 2, Mercado 2, Gelig 2, Oreta 2, Sta. Maria 0.

Period Scores: 16-17, 30-41, 53-58, 77-75.

Championship

MISAMIS ORIENTAL (70) – Tagupa 17, Moreño 16, Yee 11, Daja 9, Paterno 9, Kong 4, Bombeo 4, Mente 0, Gudez 0, Numeran 0, Sanchez 0.

LAGUNA (58) – Gaco 32, Ekwe 8, Bolocon 6, Sanz 4, Ricafuente 3, Mangahas 2, Villaver 2, Doruelo 1, Estrada 0, Angeles 0.

Period Scores: 16-7, 33-24, 44-42, 70-58.

Liga Pilipinas
03-16-2009, 04:34 PM
* * *LOS BANOS, Laguna – The games that matter the most begins today as the second seed Trace-Laguna Stallions host the dangerous seventh seed Smart-Pampanga Buddies in Game One of their best-of-five quarterfinal series kicking off the National Playoffs of the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II at the Trace College Gym.

* * *The Stallions of Erwin Genuino and Coach Nomar Isla occupied the top of the Liga Tour Standings from Day One, only to be dislodged by the Misamis Oriental Meteors on the last day of the conference supported by Smart, ML Kwarta Padala, Air 21, Accel, Burlington, Laptop Phoneshop Exchange, Nature’s Spring and Molten and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

* * *The Stallions finished with 42 points, winning legs in General Santos City and Iloilo and placing second in Ilocos Sur and at home in Laguna.* They finished with an overall 12-4 win-loss card.

* * *The Buddies (7-9) blew hot and cold this conference, winning the Ilocos Sur Leg en route to 20 points.* The team finished in Third Place in the Cebu Leg and last place in Laguna and at home in Pampanga.

* * *The series’ first three games will be played over the next three days at the Stallions’ home floor.* If needed, the series’ next two games will be at the University of the Assumption in the City of San Fernando.

* * *This conference, the Stallions have won two of their three games against the Buddies under Coach Allan Gregorio.* The Stallions routed the Buddies in their first meeting, 81-60, to kick off the Ilocos Sur Leg.* However, the Buddies regrouped to whip the Stallions in overtime in the same leg’s finale, 82-77.* The Stallions then beat the Buddies at home during the Laguna Leg, 88-82, to advance to the leg’s title game against the Meteors.

* * *Key players for the Stallions this conference are Jerwin Gaco, Alex Angeles, Ricky Ricafuente, Rob Sanz, RB Mangahas, Glen Bolocon and Samuel Ekwe.* In addition, Coach Isla has enlisted Elijah Swan, a 5’8” point guard from Olongapo City who attended Rocky Mountain College in the United States.

* * *The Buddies will rely on Don Camaso, Khiel Misa, Terrell Theophile, Emmerson Oreta, Nino Gelig and Adonis Sta. Maria.* Alwyn Espiritu has also returned from the injured list.

* * *Other playoff fixtures involve the top seed Meteors against the eight seed MP Warriors of GenSan, the defending National Champion and third seed M. Lhuillier-Cebu Ninos versus the sixth seed Ilocos Sur Bravehearts and the vastly improved fourth seed Quezon Red Oilers testing the fifth seed Manila Capitals.

* * *The Ninos-Bravehearts series unfolds on March 19 at the University of San Carlos Gym in Cebu City.* The Red Oilers then host the Caps at the Quezon Convention Center beginning March 21.* Finally, the Meteors battle the Warriors at the Xavier University Gym on March 23.

* * *Taking an early vacation are last conference’s runner-up Harbour Centre-Taguig Batang Global, Iloilo Mang Inasals and Zamboanga Zambos.* Only the top eight teams advanced to the National Playoffs

Liga Pilipinas
03-19-2009, 01:16 PM
* * *LOS BANOS, Laguna – The second seed Trace-Laguna Stallions hung tough in the end to subdue the visiting seventh seed Smart-Pampanga Buddies, 67-65, to kick off the quarterfinals of the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II at the Stallions’ Gym of Trace College.

* * *With the Stallions on top by a point, 66-65, Glen Bolocon missed two possible insurance free throws with 15 seconds left.* In the ensuing scramble, Robert Sanz tapped the ball to the waiting Alex Angeles at the three-point line.* After a few dribbles, Khiel Misa was forced to foul Angeles at the 11-second mark.

* * *Angeles missed the first but calmly made the second free throw.* With no more timeouts left, the Buddies executed a hurried baseline inbound with Misa firing a long triple that missed.* The team of Erwin Genuino thus took a 1-0 lead in their best-of-five series.

* * *The Buddies under Coach Allan Gregorio erected an 11-point lead in the third period but saw it slowly disappear after Coach Nomar Isla pulled out 6’8” Samuel Ekwe and placed 6’3” Jay-Arr Estrada at center.* The ploy worked as Angeles, Estrada, Bolocon, Jerwin Gaco and Axel Doruelo combined in the Stallions’ comeback and Ekwe returned in the fourth period to restore the lead.

* * *Jemal Vizcarra nailed a triple to threaten for the last time, 65-66.* The Buddies quickly fouled Bolocon to stop the clock.

* * *Gaco led all scorers with 15 points.* Angeles followed with 13 points and 12 rebounds.* Adonis Sta. Maria topped the Buddies with 12 points and seven rebounds.* Misa had an all-around game with 11 points, six rebounds, six assists and five steals.

How They Scored:

* * *LAGUNA (67) -- Gaco 15, Angeles 13, Bolocon 11, Ekwe 10, Estrada 5, Villaver 4, Sanz 3, Swan 3, Mangahas 2, Doruelo 1, Ricafuente 0, Legaspi 0.

* * *PAMPANGA (65) -- Sta. Maria 12, Misa 11, Camaso 8, Vizcarra 8, Mercado 6, Urbiztondo 5, Nicdao 5, Theophile 4, Gelig 4, Espiritu 2, Oreta 0, Cruz 0.

* * *Period Scores: 22-21, 34-38, 49-54, 67-65.

Liga Pilipinas
03-19-2009, 01:19 PM
* * *LOS BANOS, Laguna – The visiting seventh seed Smart-Pampanga Buddies crushed the host second seed Trace-Laguna Stallions, 78-71, to tie their 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II best-of-five quarterfinal series at one game apiece Wednesday evening at the Stallions’ Gym of Trace College.

* * *The Buddies of Coach Allan Gregorio were comfortably ahead, 69-55, when the Stallions scored 12 unanswered points, capped by an Alex Angeles lay-up to threaten 67-69.* Emmerson Oreta then scored a basket, followed by a crucial triple by Joshua Urbiztondo that gave the Buddies breathing room, 74-67, with 1:28 to play.

* * *Not giving up, Jerwin Gaco completed a tip-in but it was quickly neutralized by an Urbiztondo bullet pass to the streaking Terrell Theophile for an easy lay-up, 76-69, at the 47-second mark.* The Stallions missed a triple and Nino Gelig drew a foul only to miss both free throws.

* * *However, the Stallions botched their next play, sending Oreta to the free throw line and the former University of Santo Tomas ace dutifully made both shots to ice the game with 27 ticks on the clock, 78-69.* A late dunk by Samuel Ekwe decided the final count.

* * *The win came at a cost as Buddies leading scorer Don Camaso was thrown out with 5:21 left in the third period together with Stallion Robert Sanz for fighting.* Buddies Adonis Sta. Maria and Jemal Vizcarra also got tossed for entering the court during the fight.

* * *Oreta led the Buddies with 18 points and 10 rebounds followed by Camaso with 16 points.* Gaco paced the Stallions with 16 points and 12 rebounds.* Ekwe and Jay-Arr Estrada added 10 markers each with Ekwe hauling 17 rebounds.

* * *The Buddies thus stole the home court advantage and extended the series to a fourth game to be played at the Holy Angel University Gym in Angeles City next week.* If needed, the fifth and deciding game will still be at the HAU Gym.

* * *Liga Pilipinas Conference II is made possible with the help of Smart, ML Kwarta Padala, Accel, Air 21, Burlington, Laptop Phoneshop, Nature’s Spring Water and Molten and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

How They Scored:

* * *PAMPANGA (78) – Oreta 18, Camaso 16, Gelig 14, Theophile 8, Urbiztondo 8, Nicdao 6, Misa 4, Espiritu 2, Evangelista 2, Mercado 0, Sta. Maria 0, Vizcarra 0.

* * *LAGUNA (71) – Gaco 16, Estrada 10, Ekwe 10, Angeles 7, Sanz 6, Ricafuente 6, Mangahas 5, Villaver 5, Bolocon 4, Doruelo 2, Reyes 0, Swan 0, Legaspi 0.

* * *Period Scores: 19-13, 35-31, 60-51, 78-71.

* * *(Series tied, 1-1)

Liga Pilipinas
03-20-2009, 11:11 AM
LOS BANOS, Laguna – The second seed and host Trace-Laguna Stallions needed an extra period to clip the visiting seventh seed Smart-Pampanga Buddies, 84-83, to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five quarterfinal series of the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II at the Stallions’ Gym of Trace College.

Muscleman Jerwin Gaco scored seven of the Stallions’ nine overtime points to move the team of Erwin Genuino to a win away from marching into the semifinal round. Game Four is set for March 26 (Thursday) at the Holy Angel University Gym in Angeles City. If needed, Game Five will be played the following day, still at HAU.

“We don’t want to be lucky anymore, we will go all out to get Game Four,” said winning coach Nomar Isla. “We were not in our element in our Game Two loss. The players were throwing the ball away. This is a strong Pampanga team we survived tonight, thanks to defense.”

Gaco scored the go-ahead field goal with 55 seconds left. From there, both teams failed to score, with Terrell Theophile missing the potential game-winner with five seconds to play.

Adonis Sta. Maria forced the overtime with a free throw split off a Samuel Ekwe foul with 13 seconds left in regulation. The Stallions rushed to a 27-15 lead in the first period behind the hot hands of Gaco, Alex Angeles, Axel Doruelo and Jan Villaver.

Gaco and Villaver powered the Stallions with 25 points each. In addition, Gaco grabbed 16 rebounds. Doruelo added 13 points. Joshua Urbiztondo paced the Buddies with 21 points and nine assists while Theophile and Khiel Misa chipped in 15 markers each.

Both sides missed key players Robert Sanz and Don Camaso who were ejected for fighting in Game Three Wednesday night. The Buddies of Coach Allan Gregorio took that game, 78-71.

How They Scored:

LAGUNA (84) – Gaco 25, Villaver 25, Doruelo 13, Ekwe 9, Angeles 6, Bolocon 4, Estrada 1, Ricafuente 1, Mangahas 0, Legaspi 0.

PAMPANGA (83) – Urbiztondo 21, Misa 15, Theophile 15, Oreta 12, Gelig 9, Sta. Maria 7, Mercado 4, Nicdao 0, Vizcarra 0, Evangelista 0, Cruz 0.

Period Scores: 27-15, 39-36, 61-61, 75-75 (reg.), 84-83 (OT).

(Stallions lead series, 2-1)

Liga Pilipinas
04-02-2009, 11:43 PM
* * *LOS BANOS, Laguna – Defending National Champion M. Lhuillier-Cebu Ninos stunned host Trace-Laguna Stallions, 79-72, in Game One of their best-of-five semifinal series of the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II at the Stallions’ Gym of Trace College Thursday evening.

* * *Maintaining a slim 54-52 lead after three periods, the Ninos went on a rampage in the final period sparked by Bruce Dacia and highlighted by back-to-back triples from Stephen Padilla and Ariel Mepana that gave them their biggest lead with 2:44 to play, 70-59.

* * *Samuel Ekwe and Jerwin Gaco tried their best to rally the Stallions but to no avail as Woodraw Enriquez and Padilla shot well from the free throw line to preserve the win.* Abby Santos, who played for the Stallions last conference, delivered the knockout blow with a basket at the 27-second mark for 78-70 tally.

* * *Santos combined with Mepana to give the Ninos of Michel Lhuillier and Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba the first period, 21-16.* The Ninos proceeded to keep the Stallions at a distance, except for a brief stretch that saw back-to-back baskets by Glen Bolocon followed by a Robert Sanz lay-up that gave the Stallions of Erwin Genuino their only taste of the lead, 52-50, and 1:31 left in third period.

* * *Dacia topped the Ninos with 20 points followed by Santos with 19.* Gaco led the Stallions with 19 points but was limited to only four rebounds.* Ekwe had a double-double with 12 points and 17 rebounds.

* * *“I told my players that we have to go to Cebu with at least two wins under our belts for us to have a good chance,” said Stallions coach Nomar Isla.* “We have to get the next two games here at all costs.”

* * *For his part, winning coach Alcoseba said that they “will defend the title and keep it in Cebu for the Cebuanos.”* The Ninos scored some form of payback from their 61-63 loss to the Stallions last January 29 during the Ilocos Sur Leg.

* * *The Liga Pilipinas Playoffs are made possible by Smart, ML Kwarta Padala, Accel, Air 21, Burlington, Laptop Phoneshop Exchange, Nature’s Spring Water and Molten and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

How They Scored:

* * *CEBU (79) – Dacia 20, Santos 19, Mepana 15, Enriquez 12, Padilla 5, Basco 4, Ababon 2, Dizon 2, Tangkay 0, Cavan 0, Aying 0, Berame 0.

* * *LAGUNA (72) – Gaco 19, Ekwe 12, Bolocon 11, Angeles 9, Villaver 8, Sanz 7, Doruelo 3, Ricafuente 2, Legaspi 1, Estrada 0, Magdadaro 0, Mangahas 0.

* * *Period Scores: 21-16, 38-37, 54-52, 79-72.

* * *(Ninos lead series, 1-0)

Liga Pilipinas
04-04-2009, 11:03 AM
* * *LOS BANOS, Laguna – The defending National Champions M. Lhuillier-Cebu Ninos used a strong fourth period finish to take down the host Trace-Laguna Stallions, 95-83, and take a commanding 2-0 lead in their best-of-five quarterfinal series of the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II Friday night at the Stallions’ Gym of Trace College.

* * *Trailing after three periods, 60-64, the Ninos of Michel Lhuillier and Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba used a 21-8 to begin the final period starring Marlon Basco, Stephen Padilla, Bruce Dacia and Woodraw Enriquez, resulting in an 81-72 edge with 3:11 to play.

* * *Still, the Stallions of Erwin Genuino and Coach Nomar Isla clawed back and kept the game close entering the final two minutes, 78-83, on two Jerwin Gaco free throws.* However, Dacia and Basco scored the game’s next seven points to build a 12-point margin with a minute to play, 90-78.

* * *The Ninos are now just a win away from making a return trip to the National Finals that will commence on April 14.* For the Stallions, the face the big task of sweeping the remaining three games, including Games Four and Five to be played in Cebu City if needed.

* * *Overall, the Ninos outscored the Stallions in the fourth period, 35-19.* The Stallions controlled the first half, 42-34, at one point leading by as much as 13 markers, 39-26.* An early Ninos rampage in the third period led by Padilla and Basco was quickly neutralized by six straight Stallion points to end the period, 64-60.* The game saw nine lead changes and eight deadlocks.

* * *Basco, the reigning Liga Pilipinas MVP, recovered from his forgettable Game One efforts to finish with 26 points.* Padilla followed with 20 markers via three triples.* Enriquez outplayed the Laguna guards with 17 points and 12 assists.* Gaco paced the Stallions with 20 points but had only two rebounds.* Samuel Ekwe contributed 17 points and 11 rebounds.

* * *The Ninos took Game One last Thursday, 79-72.* The playoffs are generously supported by Smart, ML Kwarta Padala, Accel, Air 21, Burlington, Laptop Phoneshop Exchange, Nature’s Spring Water and Molten and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

How They Scored:

* * *CEBU (95) – Basco 26, Padilla 20, Enriquez 17, Dacia 13, Santos 6, Ababon 4, Dizon 4, Tangkay 2, Mepana 2, Aying 1, Cavan 0, Berame 0.

* * *LAGUNA (83) – Gaco 20, Ekwe 17, Bolocon 15, Ricafuente 13, Sanz 7, Villaver 6, Mangahas 3, Estrada 2, Doruelo 0, Angeles 0.

* * *Period Scores: 19-22, 34-42, 60-64, 95-83.

* * *(Ninos lead series, 2-0)

Liga Pilipinas
04-05-2009, 12:27 PM
* * *LOS BANOS, Laguna – The defending champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Ninos booked a return trip to the National Finals by erasing the Trace-Laguna Stallions, 90-86, sweeping their best-of-five semifinal series of the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II Saturday night at the Stallions’ Gym of Trace College.

* * *The Ninos though have to wait a couple of days more to determine their opponent after the fourth seed Quezon Red Oilers of Gov. Raffy Nantes and Coach Oliver Bunyi took a 2-1 lead in the other semifinal series against the top seed Misamis Oriental Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Jun Noel.

* * *The Red Oilers survived a pulsating come-from-behind Game Three, 73-70.* Game Four is set for tomorrow (April 7) at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena City.* If needed, Game Five will be the following day, still in Lucena City.

* * *With neither team yet to make a definitive run, the Ninos broke away to lead by eight midway through the final period, 78-70.* With their conference on the line, the Stallions gave one final push behind RB Mangahas and Ricky Ricafuente and capped by a Jerwin Gaco field goal that threatened for the last time with 1:22 to play, 80-83.

* * *M. Lhuillier then mounted a failed offensive with possession returning to the Stallions.* Sadly, Ricafuente issued a wild forward pass to the unsuspecting Jan Villaver with 50 ticks remaining.* In the ensuing play, Marlon Basco then banged in a crucial triple at the 29-second mark, 86-83.

* * *Villaver quickly answered with a triple of his own but the game clock showed 17 seconds in the balance.* Basco and Woodraw Enriquez put the finishing touches on the game and the series with four more free throws, 90-83.* A late triple by Alex Angeles settled the final count.

* * *“We did not want to take any chances,” said winning coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba.* “Given the opportunity to sweep, we wanted to end it already because the Stallions can always bounce back.”* The Ninos bagged the first two meetings at Trace College – 79-72 and 95-83 – and with Saturday’s win remained undefeated in the playoffs supported by Smart, ML Kwarta Padala, Accel, Air 21, Burlington, Laptop Phoneshop Exchange, Nature’s Spring Water and Molten and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

* * *Bruce Dacia shone all game-long to scatter 22 points off the bench to lead the Ninos of Michel Lhuillier.* Enriquez followed with 20 points, six rebounds and six assists.* Mangahas submitted 16 of his 21 points in the first half.* Villaver and Robert Sanz added 13 markers each for the Stallions of Erwin Genuino and Coach Nomar Isla.

* * *Last September, the Ninos bagged the historic inaugural Liga Pilipinas Conference with a masterful 3-0 thrashing of the Harbour Centre-Taguig Batang Global.* Basco was named as the conference’s Most Valuable Player.

How They Scored:

* * *CEBU (90) – Dacia 22, Enriquez 20, Padilla 11, Basco 11, Santos 11, Ababon 6, Dizon 4, Cavan 2, Aying 2, Tangkay 1, Mepana 0.

* * *LAGUNA (86) – Mangahas 21, Sanz 13, Villaver 13, Ricafuente 10, Gaco 9, Ekwe 8, Estrada 5, Angeles 3, Doruelo 2, Swan 2, Legaspi 0.

* * *Period Scores: 22-21, 44-42, 67-64, 90-86.

(Ninos win series, 3-0)

Liga Pilipinas
09-30-2009, 06:49 AM
LOS BANOS, LAGUNA – Action at the Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference III heats up as the Laguna Leg begins today at the Stallions’ Gym inside the campus of Trace College.

Host Trace-Laguna Stallions of Atty. Erwin Genuino will go all out to settle an old score with the defending National Champion Misamis Oriental Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno in the featured contest at 6:00 PM. In the 4:00 PM opener, Forward Taguig of Mayor Freddie Tinga tests the mettle of the MP Warriors of GenSan of Manny Pacquiao.

The Meteors under Coach Jun Noel massacred the Stallions last Valentine’s Day during Conference II’s Laguna Leg finals, 70-58. “Hindi na mauulit, we will defend our home court at all costs,” boldly declared Laguna Coach Nomar Isla.

The Stallions will be galloping into war with guards Alex Angeles and Khiel Misa leading the way together with center Ron Capati and swingmen Rob Sanz, RB Mangahas, Jan Villaver and Glenn Bolocon and new recruit Roel Hugnatan.

The hosts then must find ways to contain Meteors scorers Patrick Cabahug. Lyndon Gudez and Eder Saldua, guards Ramil Tagupa and Mark Moreno and big men Mark Kong, Ian Daja and Philip Butel.

Based on the latest Liga Tour standings, Laguna (19 points), Taguig (18 points) and Misamis Oriental (11 points) are bunched from Fourth to Sixth Place after playing two legs each. These three teams are in a position to pass the second-ranked Quezon Red Oilers (23 points) and third-ranked Smart-Pampanga Buddies (21 points) that both have completed three legs.

Leg champions earn 10 points while runners-up get five, third placers three points and a point for the fourth placer. In addition, they earn a point for each game won during the preliminaries plus a two-point bonus should they sweep all three preliminary games. The top two teams will dispute the championship this Saturday.

The undefeated M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Ninos continue to hold the top spot with 45 points and a 12-game winning run. They are already assured of one of two automatic berths in November’s five-team Super Leg that will determine the next National Champion.

Meanwhile, the Warriors will be playing in their fourth and final assignment this conference backed by Smart, Accel, Molten, Calcium-Cee, Gatorade, Air 21 and Burlington and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP). Precariously hanging on to the eighth and final playoff spot with seven points, the Warriors under Coach Ramon Pido need all the Tour Points they could muster to stay apart from the pursuing Zamboanga Uno Latinos (four points). The Latinos have two more legs to play in Mandaue City and at home in Zamboanga.

Coach Pido has to extract the most from his wards, especially centers Dondon Mendoza and Chris Cabatu. Consistency must come from guards and swingmen Louie Medalla, Dondon Tadena, Apol Coronado, Jethrone Recustodio, Bob Cozy Ilanga and Jomer Rubi.

Taguig Coach Bing Victoria’s troops are coming off a 25-day break and hope to shake off the rust in time. Guards Lou Gatumbato, Nino Marquez and Rex Leynes will be relied upon along with frontline aces Harold Sta. Cruz, Ardy Larong, Jam Alfad, Paul Reguera and Nat Cruz.

Select games from the Laguna Leg are scheduled to be shown next week on Solar Sports from Wednesday to Saturday. Liga Pilipinas Classics are daily on Viva Prime Channel. The league’s official website is at www.ligapilipinas.net.

Liga Pilipinas
10-01-2009, 10:15 AM
LOS BANOS, LAGUNA – Defending National Champion Misamis Oriental Meteors maintained their dominance over the host Trace-Laguna Stallions, 80-70, to begin hostilities in the Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference III Laguna Leg Wednesday night at the Stallions’ Gym inside the Trace College campus.

Trailing by a point at the halftime break, 35-36, the Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Jun Noel began the third period with a rare four-point play by Patrick Cabahug in the first possession that ignited a 16-2 run starring Mark Moreno that the Stallions never recovered from, 51-38.

The win though came at a cost as Moreno suddenly rolled his ankle with eight minutes to play in the third and is doubtful for the balance of the weeklong tournament sponsored by Smart, Accel, Molten, Calcium-Cee, Air 21, Gatorade and Burlington and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

With Moreno down, the other Meteor guards stepped up as Ramil Tagupa joined Cabahug and Lyndon Gudez in keeping the Stallions of Atty. Erwin Genuino and Coach Nomar Isla in check with their timely baskets.

Cabahug finished with a game-best 20 points while Gudez added 13 and Tagupa 11. Robert Sanz topped the Stallions with 15 points followed by Axel Doruelo with 12.

In the curtain-raiser, Forward Taguig of Mayor Freddie Tinga clipped the MP Warriors of GenSan of Manny Pacquiao, 84-75.

Nino Marquez partnered with Lou Gatumbato in a telling 15-5 to start the fourth period to erect a 79-67 Taguig advantage with 3:37 remaining. From there, the wards of Coach Bing Victoria clamped down on defense to coast to the win.

The Warriors controlled the opening period until a buzzer-beating triple by Marquez put Taguig on top, 25-22. The Warriors then shot a measly nine markers in the second canto to keep Taguig on top at the half, 43-31.

Playing with their Super Leg hopes on the line, the Warriors under Coach Ramon Pido led by the 13 third period points of Christian Cabatu threatened and looked good by cutting their deficit entering the final 10 minutes, 62-64.

Marquez paced the winners with 16 points while Rex Leynes chipped in 13. Jethrone Recustodio was the high man for the Warriors with 17 while Cabatu totaled 16 markers.

Selected games from the Laguna Leg will be shown next week on Solar Sports from Wednesday to Saturday on Solar Sports. Liga Pilipinas Classics air daily on Viva Prime Channel. For more information, go to www.ligapilipinas.net.

How They Scored:

First Game

TAGUIG (84) – Marquez 16, Leynes 13, Moody 11, Sta. Cruz 11, de Castro 10, Reguera 9, Gatumbato 8, de Guia 6, Walsham 0, de Leon 0, Longno 0.

GENERAL SANTOS (75) – Recustodio 17, Cabatu 16, Coronado 9, Mendoza 9, Rubi 8, Locsin 6, Gonzaga 3, Callo 3, Farochillen 2, Ilanga 2, Tadena 0, Sagad 0, Concha 0, Medalla 0.

Period Scores: 25-22, 43-31, 64-62, 84-75.

Second Game

MISAMIS ORIENTAL (80) – Cabahug 20, Gudez 13, Tagupa 11, Butel 8, Moreno 7, Kong 6, Saldua 6, Barcellano 4, Clavel 3, Mamaclay 2, Daja 0, Guiyab 0.

LAGUNA (70) – Sanz 15, Doruelo 12, Misa 7, Mangahas 7, Angeles 5, Estrada 6, Musni 2, Hugnatan 2, Grijaldo 2, Legaspi 1, Villaver 0.

Period Scores: 14-17, 35-36, 61-55, 80-70.

Liga Pilipinas
10-02-2009, 10:05 AM
LOS BANOS, LAGUNA – Host Trace-Laguna Stallions returned to the winning track by spanking the MP Warriors of GenSan, 76-63, in continuing action from the Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference III Laguna Leg Friday evening at the Stallions’ Gym of Trace College.

Leading all the way, the Stallions were briefly threatened when Apol Coronado led an early third period run that put the Warriors of Manny Pacquiao and Coach Ramon Pido at their closest, 37-39. Jay-Arr Estrada responded by scoring nine of the Stallions’ next 11 points to stop the rally, 50-40.

From there, the Stallions ably managed their lead as Jan Villaver scattered 11 of the Stallions’ 21 fourth period markers in order to level their win-loss card at 1-1 and set up a knockout match with Forward Taguig for the second championship berth in the weeklong games supported by Smart, Accel, Molten, Calcium-Cee, Gatorade, Air 21 and Burlington and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

Villaver paced the Stallions of Atty. Erwin Genuino and Coach Nomar Isla with 18 points while Estrada finished with 17 points. Dennis Concha was the lone Warrior in twin digits at 11. Dondon Mendoza was next with eight points.

Defending National Champion Misamis Oriental Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Jun Noel stayed undefeated at 2-0 and claimed the first berth earlier in the day with an 82-75 thrashing of Taguig of Mayor Freddie Tinga and Coach Bing Victoria.

The Meteors clawed back from as much as 14 points down, 42-56, in the third period. Lyndon Gudez fired nine points in a 15-1 run to begin the fourth period that restored the lead to the Meteors, 62-60.

A seesaw battle ensued, with Paul Reguera tying the game for the last time with a triple with 3:07 to play, 72-72. Taguig suddenly could not buy a basket. Gudez added two free throws and a triple followed by a Patrick Cabahug triple that gave the Meteors an unassailable 80-73 edge with 19 ticks on the clock.

Cabahug and Gudez continued to be Liga’s hottest scoring pair with 25 and 22 points respectively. Reguera topped Taguig with 18 points followed by Lou Gatumbato with 17.

Selected games from the Laguna Leg will be shown next week on Solar Sports from Wednesday to Saturday. Liga Pilipinas Classics are seen daily on Viva Prime Channel. Liga’s official website is at www.ligapilipinas.net.

How They Scored:

First Game

MISAMIS ORIENTAL (82) – Cabahug 25, Gudez 22, Saldua 9, Clavel 6, Mamaclay 6, Barcellano 6, Kong 4, Guiyab 2, Tagupa 2, Daja 0, Butel 0, Sanchez 0.

TAGUIG (75) – Reguera 18, Gatumbato 17, Sta. Cruz 15, Leynes 9, de Castro 8, Walsham 3, Moody 2, Longno 2, Marquez 1, de Guia 0, Vijandre 0.

Period Scores: 19-24, 38-42, 47-59, 82-75.

Second Game

LAGUNA (76) – Villaver 18, Estrada 17, Angeles 10, Capati 10, Doruelo 7, Misa 4, Sanz 3, Mangahas 2, Legaspi 2, Grijaldo 2, Bolocon 1, Hugnatan 0.

GENERAL SANTOS (63) – Concha 11, Mendoza 8, Coronado 7, Recustodio 6, Sagad 6, Ilanga 6, Gonzaga 4, Callo 4, Rubi 3, Farochillen 3, Medalla 3, Locsin 2, Tadena 0, Cabatu 0.

Period Scores: 18-14, 35-28, 55-45, 76-63.

Liga Pilipinas
10-03-2009, 09:59 AM
LOS BANOS, LAGUNA – Burly center Ariel de Castro scored eight points in a crippling 11-0 windup to send Forward Taguig into the championship game of the Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference III Laguna Leg at the expense of host Trace-Laguna Stallions, 77-74, at the Stallions’ Gym of Trace College Friday night.

De Castro, a product of the National University, capped his heroics with the go-ahead basket at the 16-second mark, 76-74. Alex Angeles then drove to the hoop and issued a drop pass only to see the ball slip from Ron Capati’s hands and return possession to Taguig.

Rex Leynes was quickly fouled and he split his charities for the final tally with six ticks to play. Lou Gatumbato then preserved the win by tapping the ball away from Jan Villaver into the waiting arms of Leynes who then dribbled the time away.

The Stallions of Atty. Erwin Genuino and Coach Nomar Isla were comfortably ahead entering the final two minutes, 74-64, thanks to back-to-back triples by RB Mangahas and a Capati basket. That was the last to be heard from the hosts as they bungled four free throws and committed costly errors down the stretch.

Paul Reguera led Taguig with 15 points followed Gatumbato with 14. Mangahas paced the Stallions with 16 and Villaver added 15 markers.

Taguig of Mayor Freddie Tinga and Coach Bing Victoria will meet defending National Champion Misamis Oriental Meteors in the one-game finale. The Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Jun Noel formalized their entry in the finals by punishing the MP Warriors of GenSan in the first game, 95-80.

The Meteors opened the contest with a 14-0 run and never looked back. The best that the Warriors of Manny Pacquiao and Coach Ramon Pido could do was to threaten via a Jomer Rubi basket in the third canto, 40-46.

Back-to-back field goals by Melvin Mamaclay and Rocky Clavel to start the final period erected the Meteors’ biggest advantage, 71-50. The win proved costly again as the Meteors’ rotation was further decimated with prolific guard Lyndon Gudez twisting his right knee in the second period. Gudez and opening day casualty Mark Moreno are doubtful for the championship game.

Patrick Cabahug topped the Meteors with 16 points while Clavel and Ramil Tagupa contributed 15 points each. Bob Cozy Ilanga led the Warriors with 17 points followed by Jasper Callo with 12.

The Meteors’ three-game sweep of the preliminaries earned them a two-point bonus as they moved into good position to barge into the upper half of the overall tour standings of the league backed by Smart, Accel, Molten, Calcium-Cee, Gatorade, Air 21 and Burlington and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

Selected games from the Laguna Leg will be shown next week via Solar Sports from Wednesday to Saturday. Also, Liga Pilipinas Classics are seen daily on Viva Prime Channel. The league’s official website is at www.ligapilipinas.net.

How They Scored:

First Game

MISAMIS ORIENTAL (95) – Cabahug 16, Clavel 15, Tagupa 15, Saldua 14, Mamaclay 14, Daja 6, Barcellano 6, Gudez 5, Butel 2, Sanchez 1, Guiyab 1.

GENERAL SANTOS (80) – Ilanga 17, Callo 12, Recustodio 11, Cabatu 11, Sagad 9, Mendoza 7, Rubi 5, Tadena 4, Concha 2, Medalla 2, Gonzaga 0, Farochillen 0, Locsin 0, Coronado 0.

Period Scores: 28-12, 42-32, 67-50, 98-50.

Second Game

TAGUIG (77) – Reguera 15, Gatumbato 14, de Castro 13, Sta. Cruz 12, Moody 6, Walsham 6, Leynes 6, Marquez 4, de Guia 1.

LAGUNA (74) – Mangahas 16, Villaver 15, Misa 11, Capati 9, Bolocon 8, Estrada 7, Doruelo 3, Legaspi 3, Sanz 2, Angeles 0, Grijaldo 0.

Period Scores: 28-22, 33-37, 55-61, 77-74.

Liga Pilipinas
10-03-2009, 09:16 PM
LOS BANOS, LAGUNA – The defending National Champion Misamis Oriental Meteors survived a slew of injuries to key players to take home the championship of the Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference III Laguna Leg at the expense of Forward Taguig, 84-77, Saturday at the Stallions’ Gym of Trace College.

Already without guards Mark Moreno (ankle) and Lyndon Gudez (knee) who sustained injuries in the preliminary round, the Meteors’ rotation got further decimated with the Ramil Tagupa dislocating his right index finger in the first quarter.

Coach Jun Noel found relief in seldom-used guard Rocky Sanchez who slowly rallied the Meteors. Sanchez, a one-time National University Bulldog, capped his game-long brilliance with a three-point play at the 4:31 mark that gave the Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno the lead for good, 73-71.

The Meteors then clamped on defense, capitalizing on Taguig’s errors and forced shots to pull further away by the 23-second mark, 83-74.

Taguig of Mayor Freddie Tinga and Coach Bing Victoria took advantage of the Meteors’ manpower woes and raced to a 26-15 lead after the opening period. Taguig remained firmly in control as Paul Reguera and Rex Leynes launched back-to-back triples to give them the lead for the last time, 71-70, and 4:47 left in the contest.

Sanchez starred in the championship game with 18 points followed by Eder Saldua with 17. Harold Sta. Cruz had 16 points and 15 rebounds in the losing cause followed by Lou Gatumbato with 15.

PAGCOR Chairman Ephraim Genuino awarded the championship trophy to the Meteors, their fourth overall and first in this conference backed by Smart, Accel, Molten, Calcium-Cee, Gatorade, Air 21 and Burlington and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

With an average of 18.3 points in the tournament, gunner Patrick Cabahug of the Meteors was honored as the leg’s Most Valuable Player (MVP).

The four-game sweep and 15 points earned by the Meteors promoted them all the way to Second Place in the overall Tour Standings with 26 points. Taguig collected five points and moved to Third Place with 25 points. The undefeated M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Ninos are far ahead with 45 points and are assured of the top spot in November’s Super Leg that will determine the next National Champion.

Earlier in the day, the host Trace-Laguna Stallions of Atty. Erwin Genuino and Coach Nomar Isla ended the tournament on a winning note by taking Third Place over the struggling MP Warriors of GenSan of Manny Pacquiao and Coach Ramon Pido, 73-60.

Ron Capati led the Stallions with 16 points followed by Jay-Arr Estrada and RB Mangahas with 12 apiece. Jasper Callo was the lone Warrior in twin digits with 14. Dondon Tadena and Dave Sagad chipped in eight points each.

The Liga Pilipinas Tour will take a break this week with play resuming with a doubleheader on October 14 in Mandaue City as Cebu Landmaster-Mandaue hosts Taguig, the Quezon Red Oilers and the Zamboanga Uno Latinos.

Selected games from the Laguna Leg will be televised next week over Solar Sports. Also, Liga Pilipinas Classics air daily on Viva Prime Channel. More information may be found at www.ligapilipinas.net.

How They Scored:

For Third Place

LAGUNA (73) – Capati 16, Estrada 12, Mangahas 12, Doruelo 8, Grijaldo 7, Angeles 6, Hugnatan 6, Sanz 2, Legaspi 2, Villaver 2.

GENERAL SANTOS (60) – Callo 14, Tadena 8, Sagad 8, Farochillen 6, Gonzaga 5, Recustodio 5, Ilanga 5, Locsin 4, Mendoza 4, Coronado 1, Rubi 0, Cabatu 0, Medalla 0.

Period Scores: 22-15, 36-33, 60-49, 73-60.

Championship

MISAMIS ORIENTAL (84) – Sanchez 18, Saldua 17, Clavel 12, Cabahug 12, Mamaclay 8, Daja 5, Kong 4, Butel 2, Guiyab 2, Tagupa 2, Barcellano 2.

TAGUIG (77) – Sta. Cruz 16, Gatumbato 15, Reguera 14, Marquez 14, Leynes 7, de Castro 6, Moody 3, de Guia 2, Walsham 0, Vijandre 0.

Period Scores: 15-26, 40-43, 60-59, 84-77.

christine9ful
03-18-2010, 11:12 PM
ricky ricafuente is not from cebu. he hails from binan laguna... he played for TIP a long time ago... and had stints in the nbc, and international tournaments.

nat cruz played in the mvba for mis-or or cagayan team. he was a cardinals under coach horacio lim. recently played for pbl bacchus team.

leomer losentes is from davao. played for sfac doves and recently for magnolia in the pbl.

other non residents or non homegrown:

john valderama >tondo, manila
marc roldan > alabang
abby santos > bulacan



leomer losentes is from davao oriental..

theohufnag82
02-14-2011, 03:57 PM
The Dark Horse is perfect phrase for Trace-Laguna Stallions.