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12-04-2008, 07:07 AM
RP women's team eyes tall Chinese for SEAG
By Joey Villar

The national women’s team’s bid for a breakthrough gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games in Vientiane, Laos next year will get a big boost if the Nationals would be able to enlist a 6-foot-3 Chinese through naturalization.

RP team manager Cynthia Tiu yesterday bared plans to naturalize Zheng Xiaojing, a Fujian, China native who has been training with the Nationals since August.

“She (Zheng) has been in the country and training with our team since August and she really wants to play for the country and stay here for good,” said Tiu in yesterday’s media briefing at the Discovery Suites in Pasig City.

Tiu said they are already coordinating with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas through executive director Noli Eala and may pursue the move starting next year through a legislative grant.

“There are actually three ways, the first two being administrative and judiciary ways,” said Eala. “But we ruled out the two because of the 10-year residency requirement, which leaves us with the legislative grant.

“The way to do it is to find a sponsor in both the House of Representatives and Senate because naturalization is like enacting a law,” added Eala, who said it would take at least eight months to complete the process.

The country only has two players standing six feet one of them 6’0” Cassy Tioseco, a Fil-Australian and Ateneo standout.

RP team coach Haydee Ong said the 24-year-old Zheng, the top player of the Fujian team currently ranked eighth in the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association, would help ease the country’s perennial problem of finding tall, big players to man the slot.

“Our problem is always the lack of tall players. Her (Zheng) arrival somehow addresses this concern,” said Ong.

Tiu, Ong and the Discovery Suites-backed Nationals are leaving today to join an invitational tournament slated this week in Singapore where the host team and two club teams from Malaysia are also participating.

The Nationals, who have started preparations as early as February this year, also hope to compete in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association tentatively set in May in Thailand next year.

PhilStar (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?ArticleId=421008&publicationSubCategoryId=69)

D_I_A
12-04-2008, 11:26 PM
RP women's team eyes tall Chinese for SEAG
By Joey Villar

The national women’s team’s bid for a breakthrough gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games in Vientiane, Laos next year will get a big boost if the Nationals would be able to enlist a 6-foot-3 Chinese through naturalization.

RP team manager Cynthia Tiu yesterday bared plans to naturalize Zheng Xiaojing, a Fujian, China native who has been training with the Nationals since August.

“She (Zheng) has been in the country and training with our team since August and she really wants to play for the country and stay here for good,” said Tiu in yesterday’s media briefing at the Discovery Suites in Pasig City.

Tiu said they are already coordinating with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas through executive director Noli Eala and may pursue the move starting next year through a legislative grant.

“There are actually three ways, the first two being administrative and judiciary ways,” said Eala. “But we ruled out the two because of the 10-year residency requirement, which leaves us with the legislative grant.

“The way to do it is to find a sponsor in both the House of Representatives and Senate because naturalization is like enacting a law,” added Eala, who said it would take at least eight months to complete the process.

The country only has two players standing six feet one of them 6’0” Cassy Tioseco, a Fil-Australian and Ateneo standout.

RP team coach Haydee Ong said the 24-year-old Zheng, the top player of the Fujian team currently ranked eighth in the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association, would help ease the country’s perennial problem of finding tall, big players to man the slot.

“Our problem is always the lack of tall players. Her (Zheng) arrival somehow addresses this concern,” said Ong.

Tiu, Ong and the Discovery Suites-backed Nationals are leaving today to join an invitational tournament slated this week in Singapore where the host team and two club teams from Malaysia are also participating.

The Nationals, who have started preparations as early as February this year, also hope to compete in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association tentatively set in May in Thailand next year.

PhilStar (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?ArticleId=421008&publicationSubCategoryId=69)




kung magnanaturalize din naman sana american na lang na galing sa mga NCAA division I schools..

pang SEABA lang pala ang target eh..

Joescoundrel
12-05-2008, 08:05 AM
Zheng Xiao Jing would make an excellent addition to the women's team with her ability to play a strong post game on both ends. She can work the low post on either box very well and she is very strong off both boards and patrolling the lane.

thadzonline
01-19-2009, 09:06 AM
sino sino ba kasama sa RP NT? Kasama si Jessamine Delos Reyes of Cebu?

thadzonline
11-24-2009, 01:14 PM
Here's a list of prospect Filipinas and dual citizens from the US leagues:

G 5'7" Cassie Klockgether(Stony Brook)
G 5'2" Richline Gabres-Batoon(Hawaii-Honolulu)
F 5'10" Shontay Delpit(Hawaii Pacific)
G 5'7" Michelle Domingo(Solano)
F 5'6" Hazel Gapol(Hartnell)
G 5'8" Kaycee Clark(San Diego Mesa)
F 5'11" Kayla Henry(Grossmont), now also asst coach
F 5'9" Crystal Ballentyne(Trinity Western)
PG 4'11" Arlyne Rodriguez(London South Bank), this one is from England
G 5'9" Vicky Tagalicod(Southern California), had she met Wetherell?
G 5'10" Danielle Sorrera(Air Force)
C 6'4" Erica Williamson(Notre Dame)
G 5'4" Madel Gimpes(Siena)
G 5'9" Charmaine Ramos(San Francisco)
G 5'9" Andrea Kelly(Louisana State)

nardy
08-10-2010, 05:09 PM
http://www.inquirer.net/sports/articles/Fit-of-rage-by-PBA-coach.html

Here is the usual In Huddle column of Beth Celis.

The Article itself was titled "Fit of rage by PBA coach"

But when you read at the bottom of the column, I'll say the title could be changed to:

FIT OF RAGE BY THE MOM OF THE FORMER RP GIRLS TEAM COACH ;)

Here's that part of the column:


After coming close to a first-ever women’s international basketball title in the 2008 Fiba-Asia Under 18 competition in Medan, Indonesia, losing only to Kazakhstan by three points, the country’s youth basketball program for women seems to have regressed.

After 2008, the Philippines suffered successive debacles in the Fiba-Asia Under-16, Under-18 and the Asean Schools Youth competitions under a new coaching staff and sponsor.

In the 2009 Fiba-Asia Under-16, RP lost to both China and Chinese-Taipei by almost a hundred points and to India by 27 points. In the 2010 Fiba-Asia Under-18 in Thailand, the Pinay cagers were mauled by host Thailand, 86-22, in a game where our team was rendered scoreless in the fourth quarter.

The 64-point blowout is by far the biggest winning margin by a Thai team versus the Philippines at any level. A second loss came at the hands of India, a 25-point rout.

If it’s any consolation, the Philippines won three games versus patsies Syria, Sri Lanka and Laos, which started playing organized basketball only two months before the tournament.

More recently at the 2010 Asean Schools Youth Championship, the same team lost by 19 points to Indonesia and consequently failed to land in the top 3. This loss is the first-ever by a Philippine women’s team against Indonesia.

Compared to women’s basketball, the country’s program for men’s basketball is better, considering that it has not regressed. But it has remained stagnant, failing to develop and progress despite the massive support and funding it gets from various entities.

I wonder what is the reaction of Coach Patrick Aquino on said article.

In fairness to Coach Pat, he did his best with the material he has and actually performed above board.

nardy
08-10-2010, 05:18 PM
Hope in joescoundrel's Gameface Radio Tonite he would ask the lady guests about their opinion regarding Fil-foreigners or Filipinas based overseas joining the National Team. As there are actually a number who are volunteering but I heard many homegrown Pinays are not in favor even if the player is a US NCAA Division 1 player or is above 6 feet.

AnthonyServinio
09-30-2010, 11:56 AM
SOUTHEAST ASIAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION (SEABA) WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

Dates:
October 24 to 29, 2010 (Sunday to Friday)

Venue:
Ninoy Aquino Stadium (Manila, Philippines)

Participating Teams:
Indonesia
Laos
Malaysia
Singapore
Thailand and
Discovery Suites-Philippines

Tournament Format:
Single-round robin with the top two teams playing in the one-game championship.

rabbaddal
09-30-2010, 09:57 PM
Hope in joescoundrel's Gameface Radio Tonite he would ask the lady guests about their opinion regarding Fil-foreigners or Filipinas based overseas joining the National Team. As there are actually a number who are volunteering but I heard many homegrown Pinays are not in favor even if the player is a US NCAA Division 1 player or is above 6 feet.



Who's the lady who played club ball in Bulgaria?

maroonmartian
10-30-2011, 09:06 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rASbqFImb2A

Sea Games 2011 - Women's basketball

Hoping they bagged their first SEA games gold medal. Kaya natin yan.

maroonmartian
11-07-2011, 11:59 AM
Official Facebook Fanpage of the team:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/RP-Discovery-Team/112941952071261?sk=wall

SEA GAMES WOMEN BASKETBALL NATIONAL TEAM

LIMGENCO, TREENA
LOMOGDA, KAREN
TIOSECO, CASSY
MERCADO, BERNIE
GRAJALES, JOAN
BORJA, CHOVI
JACOB, MJ
ADRIANO, AA
JOSE, DIANE
ALMAZAN, ANALYN
FLORMATA, LEN
PINEDA, ANA
ARAYI, EWON

maroonmartian
11-13-2011, 02:27 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_at_the_2011_Southeast_Asian_Games

14 November 2011

13:00 Malaysia vs. Philippines WON 64-56

16 November 2011

15:00 Myanmar vs. Philippines WON 57-39

18 November 2011

13:00 Thailand vs. Philippines LOST 75-72 in OT

19 November 2011

15:00 Philippines vs. Indonesia

I think the games will be televised.It should. Don't know the dates are but maybe it is Studio 23.

maroonmartian
11-14-2011, 05:56 PM
http://www.interaksyon.com/interaktv/discovery-perlas-opens-with-win-over-defending-champ-malaysia-in-seag-hoops

Discovery Perlas opens with win over defending champ Malaysia in SEAG hoops
Reynaldo Belen, InterAKTV · Monday, November 14, 2011 · 4:45 pm

JAKARTA — Playing against the defending Southeast Asian Games women’s basketball champions without an important member of the team, the Discovery Perlas Pilipinas national team banked on its big heart to triumph despite adversity.

The Filipinas subdued the Malaysian cagebelles, 64-56, and jumped quickly to the winning column of the women’s basketball tournamnent on Monday at the BritAma Arena.

Merenciana Arayi, seeing action in her first SEA Games, led the Filipinas with 16 points and 13 rebounds to anchor Discovery Perlas’ solid inside game. Her performance more than made up for the absence of Cassie Tioseco, the national team veteran who failed to make the trip because of dengue.

“We only learned [Tioseco's ailment] Tuesday,” said Discovery Perlas coach Heidi Ong. “We left Thursday, so she didn’t make the trip. She’s an important part of the team, she’s 6-foot-1 and plays big.”

Nevertheless, the Filipinas were able to dominate the Malaysians, who have won the gold medal in the past four SEA Games women’s basketball tournaments.

Discovery Pilipinas was solid despite having a relatively new lineup of young players, its only flaw committing a high number of turnovers in the game at 22.

“This is a new team. We don’t have any international exposure this year as we were not able to play in the FIBA Asia Women’s Championship last August,” said Ong. “Our only international exposure was the training in China where we played against Chinese club teams from Shanghai, as well as the boys high school squad in the Philippines.”

Joan Grajales and Chovi Borja finished with 11 points apiece for the Philippines, which faces Myanmar on Wednesday.

Ong sees Thailand and Indonesia as the biggest threats to their title aspirations.

“We weren’t able to scout them,” said Ong. “Thailand has just been reinstated [from suspension by FIBA] while the only information we got from Indonesia was it beat Malaysia in the FIBA Asia.”

The scores:

Philippines (64) – Arayi 16, Grajales 11, Borja 11, Jacob 7, Flormata 6, Almajan 5, Jose 3, Gloriani 2, Adriano 2, Mercado 1, Limgenco 0.

Malaysia (56) — Rajintiran 12, Kew 11, Yong 9, Saw, W. 7, Teo 7, Pang 7, Hee 3, Yap 0, Ang 0, Yaakob 0, Lee 0, Goh 0.

Quarterscores: 21-6; 36-28; 51-38; 64-56

maroonmartian
11-17-2011, 09:23 AM
http://www.interaksyon.com/interaktv/seag-speedy-discovery-perlas-neutralizes-taller-myanmar

SEAG: Speedy Discovery Perlas neutralizes taller Myanmar
Reynaldo Belen

JAKARTA–It’s looking like the size deficiency of the Discovery Perlas Pilipinas women’s national basketball team won’t be much of a problem.

Fresh from a day of rest, the Filipinas banked on speed, a crippling pressure defense and a mean transition game as they ran roughshod over the taller Myanmar team, 57-39, for their second win in the 26th Southeast Asian Games basketball tournament on Wednesday at the BritAma Arena.

The Filipinas held their rivals scoreless in the last 3:52 of the match while unloading 10 unanswered points on their way to their second consecutive win in the tournament.

The women’s event will have a short, single-round elimination with the team emerging on top automatically getting the gold medal.

Discovery Perlas coach Haydee Ong and the rest of the Filipinas are trying to become the first team to win the SEA Games champion.

“That’s our ultimate goal. We want to make history by winning the gold medal in women’s basketball in the SEA Games as no Philippine women’s basketball team has ever done that before,” said Ong.

Merenciana Arayi led the Filipinas’ production with 13 points and seven rebounds while Analyn Almajan added 11 points and 11 boards.

The rest of the team did a little bit of everything, particularly on the defensive end.

The Filipinas got 11 points off Myanmar’s 18 turnovers. That happened when the Discovery Perlas team employed its full-court pressure defense in the fourth that baffled their rivals. The Philippines picked up nine steals while also getting 21 points off the bench.

Still, Ong wasn’t satisfied with the victory.

“I’m not so happy because during the first half, we were not able to get our defense going,” said Ong, whose observation was also shared similarly by Filipino-American player Melissa Jacob, one of the mainstays of the 2007 SEA Games team in Thailand.

“It was an ugly win for us,” said Jacob. “We did a much better job during our game against Malaysia compared to this one.”

The scores:

Philippines (57) – Arayi 13, Almajan(sic should be Almazan) 11, Jacob 6, Gloriani 6, Adriano 6, Flormata 5, Limengco 3, Jose 2, Mercado 2, Borja 1, Grajales 0

Myanmar (39) – Yee 10, Wine 10, Yee, Y. 7, Than 7, Susie 4, Lin 2, Aung 0, Aung, K. 0, Zin 0, Moe 0, Lin, H. 0.

Quarterscores: 18-10; 26-23; 43-29; 57-39.

We are missing Cassie Tioseco here.Her size and sweet shooting stroke could have help us. Grabe ang bibilis nila maglaro. Grajales I think was benched to give Limgenco and Gloriani the confidence.

maroonmartian
11-18-2011, 05:14 PM
Tough loss for the girls. Ginto na sana naging silver pa. Naku. :'( We have a three-point lead. Thailand possession, they missed the shot, we get the rebound but Arayi was too excited she was called for travelling (nagsayaw eh). In OT we just lost steam.Sayang! We lose 75-72 in OT.

But on the positive side, we are improving. We displaced the former champions Malaysia and we gave the new champion Thailand a challenge.

Now I will wait for the players at the collegiate players to show their stuff. Breakout game for ex-Lady Archer JO GLORIANI (#10).

maroonmartian
11-19-2011, 08:05 AM
Discovery Perlas loses to Thailand in OT, kisses SEA Games gold medal hopes goodbye
Reynaldo Belen

JAKARTA—A shot at the gold medal slipped through the fingers of the Discovery Perlas Pilipinas women’s national team in the final seconds of regulation.

Juthamas Jantakan of Thailand drilled in a buzzer-beater – a long two-pointer which was counted as a three – that allowed the Thais to force overtime and hack out a thrilling 75-73 win over the Filipinas in the 26th Southeast Asian Games women’s basketball tournament on Friday.

The Thai’s game-tying basket came with only 1.8 seconds left in regulation and sent the game into overtime after both teams ended up tied after four quarters, 64-all. Juthamas, a sweet-shooting deadshot forward, faked Analyn Almazan and dribbled once to get free before releasing the shot from left quarter court.

The ball hit nothing but the bottom of the net, sending the Thailand bench and their supporters into a frenzy at the BritAma Arena. The shot appeared to have been taken inside the three-point line, but referees ruled it as a three-pointer.

Since the shot cannot be contested by using the benefit of slow motion for review, the call stayed and the Thais managed to extend the match to an extra five-minute stretch.

Given a new lease on life, the Thais went to work double time in the extra period.

Mathuros Jhuthatip scored seven points in the next five minutes, including two free throws in the last 14 seconds of the overtime to give Thailand a 73-71 lead. In the next play, Joan Grajales split her charities to push the Philippines within striking distance, 73-72, but the Filipinas still needed to make a good stop – or give up a foul to stop the clock.

They chose to foul in the next play and Juthamas, who was sent to the foul line, calmly sank both free throws with 9.9 seconds left.

The Filipinas rushed to the other end as Grajales missed a desperation trey, but Angelis Gloriani got the rebound and was fouled in the process. The pint-sized guard, however, could only make one of two shots and the Thais wasted the remaining two seconds and celebrated their triumph for winning the gold medal.

“We need to beat Indonesia to enable us to win the silver medal,” said Haydee Ong, her face obviously in disappointment as well as the other members of the national squad, which ended up dry again in a bid to stop the gold medal drought in the biennial meet.

Banmoo Naruemol, the big center of Thailand, finished with 19 points and six rebounds before fouling out in the last 14.7 seconds of regulation.

But even without the dominant big lady of Thailand, the Filipinas couldn’t use it to their advantage.

They had several chances along the way, but missed important free throws, including two from Merenciana Arayi, who scored her team’s last five points in regulation. Her split charities and a crucial travelling call while already securing the rebound with less than two seconds left, gave the Thais one last chance of mapping up a play.

Filipinos celebrating too early was silenced by Juthamas’ backbreaking trey and the Thais didn’t let up from there on.

The scores:

Thailand (75) – Naruemol 19, Juthathip 13, Chridpetcharat 11, Juthamas 10, Wipaporn 7, Chamnarnwaree 7, Charothai 5, Supane 3, Nomjit 0, Nipa 0, Penphan 0.

Philippines (73) – Arayi 18, Almazan 14, Gloriani 10, Flormata 8, Grajales 7, Borja 6, Jacob 4, Jose 4, Mercado 2, Limengco 0, Lomogda 0.

Quarterscores: 15-16; 38-29; 50-47; 75-73.

http://www.interaksyon.com/interaktv/discovery-perlas-loses-to-thailand-in-ot-kisses-sea-games-gold-medal-hopes-goodbye

oca
11-19-2011, 08:38 AM
^
What's deplorable was aside from converting poorly from the 15-ft line, we were even worst in deliberately missing the same... we were 100% in converting what we had intended to miss.

:'(

Joescoundrel
11-21-2011, 03:07 PM
^Juthamas was clearly stepping on the line when she launched the shot that supposedly tied regulation. Unfortunately there is no instant replay rule in FIBA, so if the refs rule it a trey, even in error, it counts as such. Mukhang talagang may halong malas na tayo sa babaeng koponan natin.

As for Cassandra Tioseco, I wonder whatever became of Anjelica Barracoso, her twin tower mate with the Ateneo during their UAAP title years. AJ would've been a perfect complement (and in this case, replacement) for Cassy at the 5 and 4 spots. Last I heard she was doing some kind of social work two years ago.

maroonmartian
11-21-2011, 06:35 PM
^ pwede rin po sana si Maria Fatima Tolentino of UP (favorite po).

But looking at Coach Haydee Ong's plan, she seemed more focus on developing our younger bigs (Almazan,Flormata etc) and to some extent our guards (Anjeli Gloriani being groomed as our next PG but Grajales is a legend IMO).

Can't wait for Oyao(6'5), Wilson and Danica Jose to join the team(and hopefully developed). May Palmera, Sandel pa. Ang daming pwede hugutin.

Do you any news to our potential naturalized recruit? The tall Chinese girl?Di ko po alam name pero sana nakatulong sa ating depensa. Sabi daw tinatago for bigger competitions(Asian level).

maroonmartian
11-22-2011, 08:15 AM
Discovery Perlas Pilipinas closes SEAG stint with win, silver medal
Reynaldo Belen

JAKARTA–With their hopes of winning the gold medal shattered just one day before, the Discovery Perlas Pilipinas squad salvaged some measure of pride by outlasting host Indonesia, 73-68, on Saturday in the women’s basketball tournament of the 26th Southeast Asian Games at the BritAma Arena here.

Merenciana Arayi bounced back with a strong game to lead the Filipinas in securing the silver medal.

The Filipinas’ accomplishment was an improvement from its previous placing four years ago in Thailand when the team won a bronze medal. The feat likewise temporarily erased the stigma of the painful 75-73 overtime loss they suffered against the Thais.

Arayi, the would-be hero in the previous game against eventual champions Thailand, committed a costly error that the Thais to score a game-tying basket with less than two seconds of regulation. Discovery Perlas Pilipinas would go on to lose by two and allow their opponents to clinch the gold medal.

“This is an improvement from our previous placing. I know we’ve learned a lot of lessons along the way and I’m sure we will get better the next time,” said Discovery Perlas coach Haydee Ong.

Arayi led the way with 14 points and four rebounds while Chovi Borja contributed 13. Joan Grajales chipped in 11 for the Filipinas, who trailed by 12 at the end of the first period, 23-11, before pouring it on in the next three quarters to pull off a win.

The scores:

Philippines (73) – Arayi 14, Borja 13, Grajales 11, Jose 8, Almazan 7, Adriano 7, Jacob 6, Lomogda 3, Flormata 2, Limengco 0, Mercado 0.

Indonesia (68) – Ningrum 26, Kalumata 14, Ibo 9, Tsarine 7, Sophia 6, Sugianto 3, Clorissa 2, Wati 1, Adhipuspitasari 0, Christaline 0, Achmad 0.

Quarterscores: 11-23; 32-32; 55-48; 73-68.

From http://www.interaksyon.com/interaktv/discovery-perlas-pilipinas-closes-seag-stint-with-win-silver-medal

maroonmartian
01-06-2012, 11:01 AM
Totoo po ba yung news na paretire na si Cassy Tioseco (Canada) and Diana Jose (work). I just read it from James Ty III column in Bagong Tiktik.

Surely will miss Cassy in the middle and Diana for her hustle.

Confirmed from theo78.They are now retiring. Giving ways to younger players. But I will miss them. Vital cog sa team.

Joescoundrel
01-06-2012, 02:23 PM
^ Ang bata naman magretiro ng dalawang dalaga... Baka naman in-love na... Baka ikakasal na din...

Kupkopin na lang natin si Elisany Silva ng Brazil as a replacement. Google her to find out if she is worthy... ;D

maroonmartian
01-07-2012, 05:35 PM
http://www.interaksyon.com/interaktv/discovery-perlas-to-scout-for-new-bigs-after-frontcourt-vets-retire

Discovery Perlas to scout for new bigs after frontcourt vets retire
Reuben Terrado, InterAKTV · Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Discovery Perlas Pilipinas women’s national team begins its search for a new big woman as the team starts its rebuilding process for the next Southeast Asian Games in two years.

National coach Haydee Ong said that frontcourt veterans Cassy Tioseco and Diana Jose have retired from the squad for different reasons so the need for a replacement now arises for the Myanmar SEA Games in 2013.

Tioseco, who failed to play during the Indonesia SEA Games because of a dengue, migrated to Canada to join her parents while Jose is set to enter the corporate world.

Ong said that the management will actively pursue for a suitable replacement with the retirement of the two players who were vital cogs to the team for the last two years.

“We have been told by management to scout in regional tournaments outside Metro Manila as early as January kung may mga malalaking babae doon,” Ong said in an InterAKTV interview.

With the absence of Tioseco and Jose, holdovers in the team including Ewon Arayi, Melissa Jacob, Joan Grajales, Len Flormata and Analyn Almazan will be expected to take the cudgels for the next two years.

The team will start training on Wednesday to prepare for this year’s SEABA Championship on a date to be determined later where they are the defending champions after taking the crown as host of the tournament.

Ong also bats for the continuation of the Philippine Sports Commission-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Discovery Women’s Basketball Invitational where the national team emerged as the champions in the maiden edition of the tournament in Bacolod City.

“We want it to be a yearly event para kahit papaano, may exposure ‘yung mga players,” Ong said.

The Discovery Perlas Pilipinas team program had made big strides since its inception coming inches short of capturing a gold in the Indonesia SEA Games.

In a controversial game for the gold medal, Thailand was able to force overtime on a three-point basket by Juthamas Jantakan although team officials claimed that she stepped on the three-point line and should be ruled a two-pointer. The Thais eventually won the game and the Pinay cagebelles settled for silver.
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Mayroon po naman Kady Wilson. 6-2 at maganda. :D And Fritzie Oyao (saddled with injuries ata) or Ateneo's Danica Jose.

thadzonline
04-03-2012, 11:48 PM
I played with Jessamine Delos Reyes last Saturday, I wonder ano na ang estado ng women's commercial leagues

5FootCarrot
07-26-2012, 09:01 AM
Not sure if this belongs here, but I couldn't find any other thread that might be relevant:

Storm brewing in UAAP
SPORTING CHANCE By Joaquin Henson The Philippine Star Updated July 26, 2012 12:00 AM

The UAAP is up in arms over a coach of a national team demanding players to abandon their school or lose the privileges of a Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)-sponsored athlete. A ranking UAAP Board member confided that two players have left their varsity teams under duress to remain with the national squad but one chose to stay with her school.

The issue will reportedly come to a head when the UAAP Board convenes for a meeting on Aug. 1. If a position is taken to denounce the coach, the UAAP will push for her termination at an SBP Board meeting on Aug. 3. If the SBP does nothing about it, the UAAP may cease to support SBP activities pertinent to the controversial national team.

“Why is the UAAP being held hostage by this coach?” wondered a UAAP official. “Why was she fired by the school where she was the varsity coach? Why is she demanding that players choose between playing for the national team or playing for the school? Is it because she wants to decimate the lineups of certain schools to enhance the chances of her favorite school? The allowance given by the PSC is substantial and national players rely on that for subsistence. It’s unfair to make that demand. There is no international commitment that conflicts with the UAAP schedule so why is the choice necessary? A FIBA-Asia tournament in November has been postponed so there is no urgent need for the national team to be in hard training at this stage.”

If the UAAP takes a stand against the coach, it will push for the SBP to sack the apparent dictator-in-disguise. “The SBP has the authority to hire or fire a national basketball coach,” said the UAAP official. “We support the SBP and what it stands for but this issue of a national coach demanding that players choose between playing for their school or the national team must be addressed right away.” ....

Sam Miguel
07-26-2012, 09:48 AM
^^^ Good Lord, to who could the UAAP officials be pertaining? I can't think of a single "she" who is a national team coach in basketball... Hmm... and a "dictator-in-disguise" at that...

Oh...

Joescoundrel
10-18-2013, 10:12 AM
Just like her famous cousins, Ish Tiu starting to carve own niche in basketball

From: Gerry Ramos

October 17, 2013, 03:08 pm

HER family name alone is dead giveaway that she comes from a basketball-loving clan.

Just like her two celebrated cousins, Denise Patricia Tiu has also gotten herself to play and excel in the sport that has been good to them as she suits up for the national team for the very first time in the coming Fiba-Asia Championship for Women slated in Bangkok, Thailand starting next week.

Tiu, of course, is the lovely cousin of basketball star Chris and rising young coach Charles who she admitted had been a big influence on her taking up the game.

“I began to play basketball when I was 10 during the time when we will have Sunday games among family members including Chris and Charles,” recalled the national team rookie.

Ish to close friends and family members, it’s no surprise she also ended up playing for Ateneo in college just like Chris and Charles, where she was eventually handled for two years by veteran mentor Haydee Ong - the current coach of the Perlas ng Pilipinas team.

Ong was actually coach of Ish from as far back as high school at the Immaculate Concepcion Academy, where current teammate and Perlas ng Pilipinas co-captain Joan Grajales served as deputy mentor.

“I just feel excited, happy, and blessed to be part of the national team. And of course proud that I’m playing for coach Haydee, and with my mom as our team manager, “ said Ish, referring to her mother Cynthia Tiu, whose Discovery Suites had been serving as the team’s chief backer since 2010.

Chris and Charles also give moral support to their cousin by frequently asking about her and the team’s preparation for the biggest international tournament they will be joining in the past two years.

“They always ask naman on how the team is doing and about our preparation for the tournament. Both of them are well aware about our coming campaign in the Fiba-Asia,” said the 23-year-old forward and psychology graduate.

And in as much as she wants both brothers to watch Perlas ng Pilipinas in the flesh during the October 27 to November 3 meet, their hectic schedule would not allow them to do so.

“I understand naman kasi they’re busy now, Chris with the PBA and other commitments, and the fact that he had just gotten married. Charles of course, with his coaching duties too, (in the PBA),” added Ish, who’s also into tennis and wakeboarding.

The former Ateneo stalwart knows the tough task ahead for Perlas ng Pilipinas, which is seeking promotion to Level I of the Fiba-Asia by 2015.

Currently, the Philippines is in Level II along with Southeast Asian neighbors Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, together with Uzbekistan and Hong Kong. The Filipinas need to finish in the top two of the group to play the last two teams in Level I for outright promotion.

Likewise, the team is using the Fiba-Asia campaign to validate its inclusion in the Philippine delegation to the 27th Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar this December.

But Ish stressed that like its men’s (Gilas Pilipinas) and boys’ predecessors (PH U16), Perlas ng Pilipinas is out to prove that it can rise above the challenge.

“Iba `yung laro ng men’s, mapapa-wow ka dahil mabilis silang gumalaw, pero sa women’s makikita mo `yung passion,” she said.

“Maaaring hindi namin kayang mag-dunk or gumawa ng magandang moves, pero makikita mo `yung puso.”

Joescoundrel
11-12-2013, 09:15 AM
Phl cagebelles bound for Myanmar SEA Games

By Olmin Leyba

(The Philippine Star) | Updated November 12, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The Perlas Pilipinas women’s basketball team is all set to do battle in the 27th Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar after getting the thumbs-up from the Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission’s joint SEAG task force.

“We have approved their participation,” chef de mission Jeff Tamayo told The STAR after emerging from the task force’s final deliberations with POC chairman Tom Carrasco and PSC chairman Richie Garcia yesterday.

Perlas’ stint earlier hung in the balance after finishing fourth in the FIBA Asia Championship for Women Level II competition. The Pinays beat reigning SEAG champs Thailand, 65-59, but suffered losses to ASEAN nations Malaysia, 56-60, and Indonesia, 54-60.

“They were silver medalist in the last SEA Games. In the FIBA Asia, they beat Thailand and even if they lost to Malaysia and Indonesia, they were by close margins so the medal potential is there,” said Tamayo.

Aside from Perlas, the task force also approved the women’s golf team composed of Princess Superal, Mia Legaspi and Katerine Brion; swimmers Jasmine Alkhaldi, Joshua Hall and Matthew Navata; and three more wushu bets.

The latest additions brought to 202 the number of athletes in the Myanmar-bound Phl delegation.

“As far as task force is concerned this is it; there are no more athletes with pending qualification tournaments or for verification,” said Tamayo.

Sam Miguel
11-14-2013, 08:27 AM
Perlas wants to change 2 players

By June Navarro

Philippine Daily Inquirer

11:13 pm | Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

The Philippine women’s basketball team is seeking the approval of the SEA Games Task Force to replace two members of the squad bound for Burma (Myanmar) next month.

Perlas Pilipinas head coach Haydee Ong said UAAP Most Valuable Player Camille Sambile and former Perlas mainstay Angeli Gloriani will be tapped to replace Aewon Arayi and center Lalaine Flormata, who both played in the recent Fiba Asia Women’s Championship in Bangkok.

Flormata, the tallest among the players at six feet, has a stress fracture in her lower leg while the team decided to retire Arayi, an athletic guard with Nigerian roots.

But Ong said the final decision on the player change would still come from chef de mission Jeff Tamayo and Philippine Olympic Committee chair Tom Carrasco, who jointly head the SEAG Task Force.

Perlas placed joint third with Indonesia in Level 2 of the recent Asian championship after failing to advance to Level 1 by losing to Malaysia and Indonesia. But the cagebelles were still allowed to compete in the Myanmar games on Dec. 11-22.

“They can make a go for the gold,’’ said Philippine Sports Commission chair Richie Garcia, who approved the inclusion of Perlas in the delegation.

Other members of the team submitted by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to the Task Force are Chovi Borja, Kristina Tolentino, Joan Grajales, Melissa Jacob, Cindy Resultay, Karen Lomogda, Analyn Amazan, Bernadette Mercado, Angelica Ortega, Juvelyn Andaya, Denise Patricia Tiu, Mary Joy Galicia, Fria Bernardo and Cassy Tioseco.

Sam Miguel
11-29-2013, 11:06 AM
Flight attendant Tioseco hopes to reach new heights as she rejoins Perlas five

From: Reuben Terrado

November 28, 2013, 03:16 pm

CASSY Tioseco hopes to make up for lost time as she rejoins the Philippine women’s basketball team for the Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar this year.

The former star of the Ateneo Lady Eagles has returned to the national squad this year after retiring last year to join her family in Canada, where she worked for a time as a flight attendant.

Now Tioseco wants nothing more than to complete her unfinished business, having missed an opportunity to play in the 2011 SEA Games when she was hit by dengue fever days before the team left for Jakarta.

“I guess it’s for the second chance,” Tioseco said in an interview with Spin.ph during Wednesday’s send-off party for the SEAG-bound delegation hosted by Philippine Olympic Committee chief Peping Cojuangco.

“The last time in 2011, days before we left, nagka-dengue ako kaya hindi ako nakalaro. So may konting unfinished business.”

Tioseco distinguished herself as one of the finest women’s basketball players in the country when she played for Ateneo from 2003 to 2007, winning the MVP award in 2006 and 2007 and leading the Lady Eagles to the 2005 UAAP title.

Now one of the veterans of the Discovery Perlas Pilipinas squad, Tioseco likes the chances of this year’s team after falling just short of the gold medal in 2011.

“Siyempre, we are aiming for the gold after that silver in 2011. After that finish, there is no way to go but up. Positive kami,” Tioseco said.

Tioseco said the team will bank on its quickness to overcome its disadvantage in height.

“We are a lot smaller than most of our opponents in the SEA Games so we really do rely on our speed and quickness,” she said.

Defending champion Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia are expected to also figure in the fight for medals in this year’s SEA Games. One advantage for Perlas Pilipinas is that it has already seen the three teams in action during the Fiba-Asia Women’s Championship Level II in Bangkok recently.

Even though the team lost to Indonesia and Malaysia, Perlas Pilipinas defeated Thailand in the Asian level competition. Despite the setbacks in Fiba-Asia, Tioseco said the team will bounce back in the SEA Games.

“Every year, every team gets stronger. They made the necessary adjustments but we are also prepared. We have a good coaching staff,” said Tioseco.

Aside from Tioseco, also in the lineup are Angeli Gloriani, Cindy Resultay, Denise Tiu, Chovi Borja, Bernadette Mercado, Camille Sambile, Ewon Arayi, Melissa Jacob, Analyn Almazan, Joan Grajales, and Mary Joy Galicia. Haydee Ong is the head coach.

Joescoundrel
12-10-2013, 09:18 AM
Relaxed PH five downs Singapore; Perlas sparkles

By Cedelf P. Tupas

Philippine Daily Inquirer

9:43 pm | Monday, December 9th, 2013

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar—Relaxed and overconfident early, the Philippines needed a mighty second-half push to complete a come-from-behind 88-75 triumph over Singapore Monday at the start of its men’s basketball title defense in the 27th Southeast Asian Games at Zayar Thiri Indoor Stadium here.

Far Eastern University standout Rey Mark Belo came off the bench to finish with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Marcus Douthit, who promised to donate P500 to victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” for every point and rebound he collects, tallied 14 points and 10 boards for the Nationals.

University of Santo Tomas’ Kevin Ferrer also sparkled with timely hits from beyond the arc and wound up with 14 points, while Bobby Ray Parks (10 points, 5 assists) and Kiefer Ravena (9 points, six rebounds, four assists) took the cudgels for the PH five when Douthit sat out due to foul trouble.

“We know we can play better than this,” coach Jong Uichico said. “We were relaxed and we took the opponent for granted.”

The women’s team known as Perlas Pilipinas earlier debuted with a 65-59 win over Malaysia to prime itself up for a virtual title clash with reigning champ Thailand Tuesday.

Ewon Arayi and Analyn Almazan combined for 26 points as Perlas Pilipinas avenged its loss to the Malaysians in the Fiba Asia Championship early this year.

With the tournament adapting a single-round format, a win over Thailand could give the country its first title in women’s basketball, although the Filipinos will still have matches against lightweights Myanmar and Indonesia.

Perlas struggled to put away the Malaysians even after taking a 63-43 lead with 5:27 left.

The scores:

Women’s

PHILIPPINES 65—Arayi 14, Almazan 12, Jacob 9, Borja 7, Mercado 6, Gloriani 6, Grajales 5, Sambile 4, Resultay 2, Tioseco 0, Tiu 0, Galicia 0.

MALAYSIA 59—Goh 11, Pang 10, Ang 9, Ting 9, Kew 8, Yong 6, Lee 4, Saw 2, Yaakob 0, Yap 0, Choo 0.

Quarters: 19-6, 28-23, 47-38, 65-59

Men’s

PHILIPPINES 88—Belo 16, Douthit 14, Ferrer 14, Parks 10, Ganuelas 9, Ravena 9, Sumang 8, Lanete 6, Pascual J 2, Pascual R 0, Cruz 0.

SINGAPORE 75—Wong 21, Ng 11, Wu 11, Low 9, Lim 7, Oh 7, Goh 6, Liew 5.

Quarters: 13-22, 33-33, 64-58, 88-75

Sam Miguel
12-11-2013, 08:42 AM
Sinag clobber Cambodians; Perlas lose luster vs Thais

By Gerry Carpio

(The Philippine Star) | Updated December 11, 2013 - 12:00am

NAY PYI TAW – Sinag Pilipinas toyed with Cambodia, 107-57, making up for the 76-35 humiliation of the Perlas ng Pilipinas cagers in women’s action after two days of action in the Southeast Asian Games basketball competitions at the Wunnam Theikdi basketball stadium yesterday.

Despite the low-key performance of naturalized player Marcus Douthit, the Filipinos outplayed the Cambodians with consummate ease, scoring at will throughout to score their second straight victory in the single round preliminaries among seven teams.

Raymark Belo, playing out of San Beda, topscored with 17 points, while four others contributed 10 points or more in a game coach Jong Uichico turned into a shooting exercise for his fancied players.

Even the so-so performance of Douthit, who had a team low six points that went with six rebounds in 21 minutes of play, hardly mattered in the lopsided game which installed the Filipinos the early favorite to win the gold with an unbeaten slate.

The Perlas ng Pilipinas was the complete opposite of the men’s team as it absorbed the full fury and might of Thailand, which it defeated in the FIBA-Asia elimination. The victory weighed heavily in the last minute inclusion of the team in the SEA Games roster.

The Thais outscored the Filipinas in each quarter while limiting the Pinays to only four points in the first for a brisk 18-4 lead and all but settled the issue with a 53-24 lead in the third canto.