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dieseldust
05-31-2008, 06:50 AM
So, wala pang monicker yung Quezon team

bchoter
06-10-2008, 05:08 PM
Last I heard the Quezon team is still looking for sponsors although they've already filled up their roster. I hope Dondi will be able to get a backer in time for the opening.

ankle breaker
06-10-2008, 10:29 PM
what's the monicker of quezon, coco huskers? i think that's what they used in the NBC.

thadzonline
06-11-2008, 08:30 AM
Its the Quezon Red Oilers

The_Big_Cat
06-11-2008, 10:34 AM
Its the Quezon Red Oilers

Parang pang collegiate team yung monicker.

aircanda
06-11-2008, 10:51 AM
Its the Quezon Red Oilers

Parang pang collegiate team yung monicker.


parang coach carter ;D

dieseldust
06-11-2008, 11:03 AM
baduy namn nun...lol

ano ba to, commercial league ba talaga? asar, another "pangit monicker" na namn.... >:(

oil company ba sponsor ng Quezon team? much better siguro if "Quezon Turbo" yung monicker nila ;D

ankle breaker
06-11-2008, 09:27 PM
mas panget cguro kung ang ganamit nang cebu ang monicker na cebu money senders or jewelers. sponsor kasi ang MLHUILLER. ;D

jordan
06-11-2008, 10:28 PM
Its the Quezon Red Oilers

Parang pang collegiate team yung monicker.


parang coach carter ;D


hahaha bka ala coach caster drama ng team nila... baka fav movie nila yan... jowk.. peace

m_14
07-19-2008, 05:59 PM
bakit po walang details sa mga games dun sa quezon leg??? i hope meron din po.

ram
07-21-2008, 03:43 PM
FINALLY!!! Nanalo na din ang Quezon Red Oilers...and hindi lang yon,champion talaga sila sa Lucena leg...homecourt advantage or not...congatz pa rin...

so,ano ng standing nila ngayon???

Ang galing daw ni Magsumbol dun...Idol ko to!!!

Sana tuloy-tuloy na ang pagkapanalo nila...

Kelan kaya to ipapalaban sa NBN? My tv coverage ba???

m_14
07-21-2008, 05:07 PM
congrats!! medyo tinatamad na yata ang mga taga liga pilipinas na mag update ng website nila.

ankle breaker
07-21-2008, 10:46 PM
baka absent ang mga contributors at administrators. balita ko kasi, volunteers lang sila.

melonade0205
08-04-2008, 09:02 PM
good luck to this team. we{pampanga]'ll see eiter you or Batangas in the quarterfinals

ram
08-08-2008, 02:52 PM
GOODLUCK TO THE RED OILERS!!! Kayang kaya ninyo ang mga Barakos...Kung masasagulan ng Oil ang Barakos...dina pwedeng inumin ang kape!ha ha ha ;)

ram
08-24-2008, 10:40 PM
ANG Galing naman ng Quezon Red Oilers led by its skipper Mark Magsumbol!!! Nasa Brunei sila ngayon and they won against the Jordan All-Stars...Next game nila against Darwin,Australia All-Stars!!!!

Go go go Quezon!

P-I-L-I-P-I-N-A-S.............QUEZON naman!!!

ankle breaker
09-02-2008, 10:18 PM
talo nga lang. di umabot sa semis..

Regular Grey
09-02-2008, 11:56 PM
Sino Manager ng Oilers?

ankle breaker
09-03-2008, 09:35 PM
Sino Manager ng Oilers?

ryan maminta is the listed manager of quezon red oilers
head coach is oliver bunyi while renato del mundo serves as the assistant

Regular Grey
09-04-2008, 05:47 PM
Sino may ari ng Team? ano negosyo?

ankle breaker
09-04-2008, 09:08 PM
i think it's the governor of quezon. not sure who are his partners.

Liga Pilipinas
09-05-2008, 11:55 AM
* * *THE Quezon Red Oilers basketball team of Liga Pilipinas will be conducting open try-outs on September 8, 2008 (Monday) starting at 9:00 AM at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena City.

* * *Head coach Oliver Bunyi is inviting all players, especially those who trace their roots to the province, to attend the try-outs.

* * *The Red Oilers, owned by Gov. Raffy P. Nantes, recently completed their stint in the maiden conference of Liga Pilipinas.* Immediately after their Liga Pilipinas stint, the team flew to Brunei to participate in the 2008 Brunei Cup where they played against club teams from South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Jordan and a second Philippine team.

* * *This early, Coach Bunyi has begun preparing the Red Oilers for the next Liga Pilipinas conference slated to begin play this November.

Regular Grey
09-08-2008, 08:22 AM
Magkano po ba usually ang gastos ng isang team sa loob ng isang buwan? All the expenses?

thadzonline
09-15-2008, 11:23 PM
are you putting up a team Regular Grey?

bchoter
09-15-2008, 11:33 PM
I saw figures from Dondi Roque when he was looking for support for the Red Oilers prior t te start of LP's maiden season but I'm not sure if they were partial figures or over all.

thadzonline
09-15-2008, 11:35 PM
care to share bchoter?

bchoter
09-16-2008, 12:18 AM
I'll ask permission from my brother, who was approached by Dondi ;)

thadzonline
09-16-2008, 12:35 AM
ohh ok ;D

m_14
02-05-2009, 09:54 AM
wala ba updates and scores sa quezon leg?

Liga Pilipinas
02-05-2009, 11:52 AM
* * *LUCENA CITY – Blowouts marked Day One of the Quezon Province Leg of the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II Wednesday (February 4) at the Quezon Convention Center.

* * *Host Quezon Red Oilers opened their Conference II campaign in style with a 103-60 demolition of the Zamboanga Zambos.* With team owner Gov. Raffy P. Nantes in attendance, the Red Oilers under Coach Oliver Bunyi methodically dismantled the Zambos, outscoring the visitors 19-9 in the second canto to break the game wide open.

* * *From there, the Zambos never recovered as the Red Oilers continued to increase their lead to as much as 45 markers with a minute left on the clock, 103-58.* The Zambos under Coach Ronald Rico bucked a slow start to lead after the first quarter, 22-20.

* * *Jorel Canizares led the Red Oilers with 13 points followed by Rob Labagala who made all his 12 points in the final period.* Three other Red Oilers finished in twin digits – Angelus Raymundo with 11, Ryan Regalado with 10 and Ramsey Williams with 10.* Williams barely missed a rare triple-double with eight rebounds and nine assists.

* * *Christopher Concepcion submitted 12 of his team-high 15 points during the Zambos’ good first period run.* Jonathan Parreno and Charleston Bolias followed with 13 point apiece as the Zambos remained winless in the conference supported by Smart, ML Kwarta Padala, Air 21, Accel, Burlington, Laptop Phoneshop, Nature’s Spring and Molten and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

* * *In the first game, the Ilocos Sur Bravehearts of Gov. DV Savellano and Coach Gino Manuel spoiled the debut game of the Iloilo Mang Inasals, 70-52.* The Bravehearts pulled away in the second period, 31-22, behind the eight points of Ismael Junio.* The Mang Inasals of Coach Jerry Jaranilla could not find a solution as the Bravehearts maintained their twin-digit lead.

* * *Junio added 10 more points in the third period to finish with 20 points.* Christian Cabatu added 12 points.* So dominating were the Bravehearts that they also routed the Mang Inasals in the battle for rebounds, 60-39.

* * *Jojo Laborte was the lone Mang Inasal in double figures with 13.* Eldrin Senierez added nine followed by Francis Barcellano and Vengie Vergara with eight markers each.

Liga Pilipinas
02-06-2009, 12:22 PM
* * *LUCENA CITY – Host Quezon Red Oilers leaned on the triple-double performance of point guard Ramsey Williams to survive the Ilocos Sur Bravhearts, 87-75, on Day Two (February 5) of the Quezon Province Leg of the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II at the Quezon Convention Center.

* * *Williams dropped 16 of his team-best 24 points in the final period as the Red Oilers of Gov. Raffy P. Nantes and Coach Oliver Bunyi overturned a 54-58 deficit after three periods.* From a 69-69 deadlock, Red Oilers went on a 13-3 run powered by eight points from Williams that gave them a ten-point edge entering the final two minutes, 82-72.

* * *The Bravehearts would then counter with a John Valderama triple, but Williams ensured the win with two more baskets in the final minute of the contest, giving the Red Oilers their second straight win and a spot in Saturday’s championship game of the tournament made possible by Smart, ML Kwarta Padala, Accel, Burlington, Air 21, Laptop Phoneshop, Molten and Nature’s Spring.

* * *Jorel Canizares completed a rare four-point play off Nat Cruz with 6:46 to go that gave the hosts the lead for good, 69-79.* Cruz would then tie the game for the last time with a spin move to the basket, 69-69.

* * *It was a sorry loss for the Bravehearts of Gov. DV Savellano and Coach Gino Manuel, who raced to a 20-8 lead after one period, highlighted by a 16-0 surge.* The Red Oilers slowly crept back in the second period on baskets by Rob Labagala, Bogs Raymundo, Ryan Regalado, Canizares and Williams.

* * *Williams added 10 rebounds and 10 assists to his 24-point total for the first triple-double in Liga Pilipinas history.* Canizares backed him up with 16.* Cruz topped the Bravehearts with 22 points.* Ismael Junio was only other Braveheart in twin digits with 18.

* * *In the first game, the Zamboanga Zambos notched their first win of the conference by clipping the Iloilo Mang Inasals, 76-74.

* * *The exciting fourth period saw both sides battling through four deadlocks and five lead changes.* Vengie Vergara gave Iloilo the lead for the last time with a triple, 73-72, and 2:53 to play.* Jonathan Parreno then drew a foul from Vergara in the ensuing play, sinking both free throws to put the Zambos of Coach Ronald Rico ahead for good, 74-73.

* * *Christopher Concepcion then made an acrobatic drive to the hoop to give the Zambos more breathing room, 76-73.* Charleston Bolias quickly fouled Eldrin Senierez, but the latter could only sink one of two free throws, 74-76.* A botched Zambo play gave the Mang Inasals a golden chance to steal the game but Vergara missed an open triple with ticks on the clock.

* * *Parreno led the Zambos with 19 points while Concepcion added 15 points and five assists.* Vergara paced the Mang Inasals with 20 markers on five triples.* Francis Barcellano had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Liga Pilipinas
02-07-2009, 11:17 AM
* * *LUCENA CITY – The host Quezon Red Oilers and Ilocos Sur Bravhearts arranged a titular showdown by beating separate foes on Day Three (February 6) of the Quezon Province Leg of the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II at the Quezon Convention Center.

* * *The Red Oilers of Gov. Raffy P. Nantes and Coach Oliver Bunyi swept all their three preliminary round games by toying with the Iloilo Mang Inasals, 74-67.* Big men Bogs Raymundo and Kim Macanig wreaked havoc on the Mang Inasals’ cause, easily taking the first period, 19-10.

* * *From there, it was full domination highlighted by a steal and a lay-up by Rob Labagala that erected a 53-36 advantage with 2:17 left in the third period.* Two free throws by Junar Mendoza then gave the Red Oilers their biggest lead of the contest late in the final period, 70-52.* From there, Iloilo coach Jerry Jaranilla fielded his role players who managed to pare down the final deficit with a 15-4 run.

* * *Macanig and Raymundo led the Red Oilers with similar totals of 12 points and nine rebounds.* Macanig though had four blocks compared to Raymundo’s two.* The Red Oilers thus became the first host team to make it to the leg finals in this conference generously supported by Smart, ML Kwarta Padala, Air 21, Accel, Burlington, Laptop Phoneshop, Nature’s Spring and Molten and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

* * *“We will do our best to defend our home court and the leg championship we won last conference,” said Coach Bunyi.* “I am happy that the team is starting the conference on a winning note and hope that this continues.”* The Red Oilers beat the Bravehearts last Thursday, 87-75, the tournament’s second day of action.

* * *Jojo Laborte was the only Iloilo player in twin digits with 13 on top of five rebounds.* Francis Barcellano followed with nine points and four rebounds.

* * *Earlier, the Bravehearts of Gov. DV Savellano and Coach Gino Manuel eliminated the Zamboanga Zambos from the championship picture, 85-68.* The Bravehearts finished with a 2-1 win-loss card, a game ahead of the 1-2 Zambos.

* * * The best the Zambos could do was to tie the ball game thrice in the opening three minutes, the last time coming at 7-7.* From there, the Bravehearts methodically dominated the Zambos, stretching their lead to as high as 19 markers in the fourth period on a Nat Cruz field goal, 80-61.

* * *Ismael Junio powered the Bravehearts with 17 points.* Edbert Ton shot a perfect four out of four from three-point distance to submit 12 points in only nine minutes of play.

* * *The always reliable duo of Christopher Concepcion and Jonathan Parreno paced the Zambos with 15 and 14 markers respectively.

Liga Pilipinas
02-08-2009, 05:31 PM
LUCENA CITY – The Ilocos Sur Bravehearts emerged victorious over the host Quezon Red Oilers, 75-71, to capture the Quezon Province Leg of the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II at the packed Quezon Convention Center.

In one of the most dramatic finishes in Liga history, the Bravehearts of Gov. DV Savellano and Coach Gino Manuel battled from as much as 14 points down in the third period, 41-55, scoring the first 14 points of the fourth period that gave them the lead, 64-61.

A seesaw battle ensued but back-to-back baskets by Nat Cruz followed by a two free throws and a basket by Marvin Yambao gave the Bravehearts a comfortable 74-68 margin with 50 ticks on the clock. Ryan Regalado would then threaten with a triple, 71-74, and 39 seconds to play.

In the crucial point of the game, Christopher Baluyot grabbed the offensive rebound plus the final foul of Hafer Mondragon, sinking one free throw at the 12-second mark, 75-71. Regalado then launched a long triple that cleanly went through the cords but the referees’ whistles blew to signal not a bonus free throw that could have tied the game but an offensive foul for extending his foot towards defender Aaron Galapon, thus nullifying the shot.

Irate fans stormed the court but the timely intervention of Red Oilers team owner Gov. Raffy P. Nantes and other provincial officials prevented the situation from further escalating.

Cruz led the champions with 15 points plus the leg Most Valuable Player award. Alain Musni backed up Cruz with 12 markers. Jorel Canizares paced the Red Oilers of Coach Oliver Bunyi with 26 points followed by Rob Labagala with 14.

“I challenged the players not to give up. I have heard that home teams have not fared well this conference,” said winning coach Manuel. “This championship is special, the feeling is very different. I have been on winning teams as an assistant coach but this is my first title as a head coach in a major competition.”

The Bravehearts took home their first ever leg championship, easily making up for their debacle last week at home in Ilocos Sur where they lost all their games to finish last. They finished runner-up to the Trace-Laguna Stallion in the General Santos City Leg during the league’s opening week.

Earlier, the Zamboanga Zambos copped Third Place by frustrating the Iloilo Mang Inasals for the second time in as many games, 75-72. Christopher Concepcion tied the game for the last time entering the last two minutes with a field goal, 70-70.

With the Mang Inasals failing to convert, Charleston Bolias added a free throw off a Jojo Laborte foul with 37 ticks to go that gave the Zambos the lead for good, 71-70. Jeffrey France then converted four free throws off the final foul of Francis Barcellano, 73-70, and 23 seconds to play.

Sanny Abaring converted a lay-up then quickly fouled France, who calmly made both free throws for the final tally at the four-second mark. Iloilo had a chance to send the game into overtime but triple attempts by Joemel Garrido and Vengie Vergara went astray with the buzzer sounding.

Jonathan Parreno led the Zambos with 21 markers followed by Concepcion with 14. Eldrin Senierez topped Iloilo with 18 while Barcellano added 15.

Liga Pilipinas
02-08-2009, 05:33 PM
FEBRUARY 4 SCORES

First Game

* * *ILOCOS SUR (70) – Junio 20, Cabatu 12, Musni 9, Galapon 7, Yambao 4, Baluyot 4, Alberto 4, Gonzales 4, Valderama 2, Santos 2, Cruz 2, Ton 0, Arce 0.

* * *ILOILO (52) – Laborte 13, Senierez 9, Barcellano 8, Vergara 8, Tan 6, Garrido 5, Sencil 3, Onate 0, Abaring 0, Montalvo 0, Gono 0, Manajero 0, Dumot 0, Sina-on 0

* * *Period Scores: 15-11, 31-22, 57-39, 70-52.

Second Game

* * *QUEZON (103) – Canizares 13, Labagala 12, Raymundo 11, Regalado 10, Williams 10, Magsumbol 8, Chua 8, Guiyab 7, Panzo 7, Pinera 6, Orias 4, Mondragon 3, Mendoza 2, Macanig 2.

* * *ZAMBOANGA (60) – Concepcion 15, Parreno 13, Bolias 13, Lozano 8, Al-F Dais 5, Merced 2, Longno 1, Mercado 1, Ong 1, France 1, Climaco 0, Al-R Dais 0, Rebollos 0.

* * *Period Scores: 20-22, 39-31, 68-46, 103-60.

FEBRUARY 5 SCORES

First Game

* * *ZAMBOANGA (76) – Parreno 19, Concepcion 15, Bolias 13, Merced 10, Rebollos 6, France 5, Mercado 2, Al-F Dais 2, Ong 2, Lozano 2.

* * *ILOILO (74) – Vergara 20, Barcellano 15, Senierez 11, Manajero 8, Laborte 7, Garrido 5, Tan 5, Sencil 3, Gono 0, Dumot 0, Sina-on 0.

* * *Period Scores: 18-15, 36-31, 49-57, 76-74.

Second Game

* * *QUEZON (87) – Williams 24, Canizares 16, Regalado 14, Labagala 11, Raymundo 8, Pinera 6, Magsumbol 3, Guiyab 2, Chua 2, Mondragon 1, Mendoza 0, Orias 0.

* * *ILOCOS SUR (75) – Cruz 22, Junio 18, Yambao 6, Baluyot 5, Valderama 5, Musni 4, Cabatu 4, Gonzales 4, Alberto 2, Galapon 2, Arce 2, Santos 1.

* * *Period Scores: 8-20, 36-35, 54-58, 87-75.

FEBRUARY 6 SCORES

First Game

* * *ILOCOS SUR (85) – Junio 17, Ton 12, Cruz 11, Gonzales 11, Baluyot 10, Musni 7, Yambao 5, Alberto 5, Cabatu 4, Valderama 3, Galapon 0, Santos 0, Arce 0.

* * *ZAMBOANGA (68) – Concepcion 15, Parreno 14, Rebollos 10, Bolias 8, Longno 7, Lozano 4, France 4, Merced 3, Navarro 2, Ong 1, Climaco 0, Mercado 0, Al-F Dais 0, Al-R Dais 0.

* * *Period Scores: 28-18, 45-36, 67-51, 85-68.

Second Game

* * *QUEZON (74) – Macanig 12, Raymundo 12, Mondragon 9, Williams 8, Orias 6, Labagala 6, Regalado 6, Magsumbol 5, Mendoza 4, Guiyab 3, Canizares 2, Chua 1, Panzo 0, Pinera 0.

* * *ILOILO (67) – Laborte 13, Barcellano 9, Abaring 8, Garrido 8, Senierez 8, Montalvo 5, Onate 4, Sina-on 4, Tan 4, Gono 2, Vergara 2, Sencil 0, Manajero 0, Dumot 0.

* * *Period Scores: 19-10, 35-24, 58-41, 74-67.

FEBRUARY 7 SCORES

For Third Place

ZAMBOANGA (75) – Parreno 21, Concepcion 14, Rebollos 10, France 10, Bolias 10, Merced 8, Lozano 2, Longno 0, Navarro 0, Mercado 0, Al-F Dais 0.

ILOILO (72) – Senierez 18, Barcellano 15, Laborte 14, Vergara 9, Garrido 7, Abaring 4, Tan 3, Sencil 2, Gono 0, Dumot 0.

Period Scores: 13-15, 28-34, 54-50, 75-72.

Championship

ILOCOS SUR (75) – Cruz 15, Musni 12, Junio 8, Galapon 7, Gonzales 7, Baluyot 6, Valderama 6, Yambao 5, Santos 4, Cabatu 3, Alberto 2, Ton 0, Arce 0.

QUEZON (71) – Canizares 24, Labagala 14, Regalado 9, Williams 6, Orias 4, Magsumbol 4, Macanig 4, Mondragon 3, Pinera 2, Mendoza 1, Guiyab 0, Raymundo 0.

Period Scores: 16-23, 34-44, 50-61, 75-71.

Liga Pilipinas
03-02-2009, 12:04 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS

QUEZON RED OILERS

CHAMPION
Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II Taguig City Leg
(February 25 to 28, 2009)

ram
03-03-2009, 02:42 PM
FINALLY!
:D
Pagkatapos ng ilang mga kamuntik ng magchampion...nagchampion na rin kayo!

Keep up the good work guys!* :D

mrard
03-21-2009, 10:28 PM
Quezon won Game 1 over the Manila Capitals. :)

Liga Pilipinas
03-22-2009, 10:20 AM
* * *LUCENA CITY – The fourth Quezon Red Oilers routed the fifth seed Manila Capitals, 87-67, to begin on a high note their 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II best-of-five quarterfinals series Saturday (March 21) at the Quezon Convention Center.

* * *The vastly-improved Red Oilers of Gov. Raffy Nantes and Coach Oliver Bunyi outscored the Caps in the second period, 24-6, and pull away by halftime, 37-22.* The hosts trailed after one period, 13-16, marked by three deadlocks and six lead changes.

* * *However, the Caps under Coach Junel Mendiola did not give up, managing to trim the deficit to as low as seven points midway in the fourth period.* Roberts Labagala played fireman by sinking two triples that knocked the starch out of the visitors.

* * *Mark Magsumbol led the Red Oilers with 16 points.* Labagala, the Taguig City Leg MVP, had 14 points, five rebounds and six assists. The trio of Kris Robles, Dennis Concha and Leimar Navarro paced the Caps with 10 markers each.* The Red Oilers also dominated the rebound battle, 61-30.

* * *The winner of the Red Oilers-Capitals series will face the winner of the series between the top seed Misamis Oriental Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno and the MP Warriors of GenSan of Manny Pacquiao in the semifinals.* That series begins today at the Xavier University Gym in Cagayan de Oro City.

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

How They Scored:

* * *QUEZON (87) – Magsumbol 16, Labagala 14, Mondragon 9, Pinera 9, Orias 8, Suguitan 8, Raymundo 7, Macanig 5, Williams 5, Guiyab 4, Chua 2, Garcia 0, Canizares 0, Gavina 0.

* * *MANILA (67) – Robles 10, Navarro 10, Concha 10, Sanders 8, Litonjua 6, Waters 6, Faundo 5, Lim 5, Moody 4, David 2, Santiago 1, Alfad 0, Melano 0.

* * *Period Scores: 13-16, 37-22, 58-42, 87-67.

mrard
03-22-2009, 10:54 PM
Hooray!! Quezon took game 2 as well!!:) one more win!! one more win!!!:)

Liga Pilipinas
03-23-2009, 11:53 AM
* * *LUCENA CITY – Forward Hafer Mondragon played a perfect game to tow the fourth seed Quezon Red Oilers past the fifth seed Manila Capitals, 78-72, to take a commanding 2-0 lead in their best-of-five quarterfinal series of the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II Playoffs Sunday night at the Quezon Convention Center.

* * *Mondragon, a product of Letran College, shot a perfect six out of six from the field spiked by five triples as the Red Oilers of Gov. Raffy Nantes and Coach Oliver Bunyi led from start to finish.

* * *The Red Oilers rushed to a 20-7 lead after the first period.* There was no looking back as the hosts repulsed every rally attempt by the visitors.* Clearly, the Red Oilers had to overcome the handicap of playing without star players Jorel Canizares and Ramsey Williams, who reported to the game in street clothes.

* * *Mondragon finished with 17 points that powered the Red Oilers.* Mark Magsumbol added 12 points.* Center Bryan Faundo, another former Letran star, topped the Capitals of Coach Junel Mendiola with 24 markers and seven rebounds.* Billy Moody followed with 16 points.

* * *The winner of the Quezon-Manila series will face the winner of the Misamis Oriental-GenSan series in the semifinal round.* In the opposite bracket, the defending National Champion and third seed M. Lhuillier-Cebu Ninos have already advanced and are awaiting the survivor of the Laguna-Pampanga series.* Laguna leads the series, 2-1, with Game Four scheduled for March 27 at the Holy Angel University Gym in Angeles City.* If needed, the winner-take-all Game Five will be the following day, still at the HAU Gym.

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

How They Scored:

* * *QUEZON (78) -- Mondragon 17, Magsumbol 12, Orias 9, Chua 8, Pinera 8, Labagala 7, Raymundo 7, Guiyab 6, Garcia 4, Suguitan 0, Macanig 0, Gavina 0.

* * *MANILA (72) -- Faundo 24, Moody 16, Sanders 10, Robles 6, David 5, Lim 4, Litonjua 3, Alfad 2, Waters 2, Santiago 0, Navarro 0, Concha 0.

* * *Period Scores: 20-7, 30-23, 54-48, 78-72.

Liga Pilipinas
03-25-2009, 03:53 AM
* * *LUCENA CITY – The Quezon Red Oilers became the second team to advance to the semifinal round of the 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II by sweeping the Manila Capitals, 69-66, in Game Three of their best-of-five quarterfinal series Monday at the Quezon Convention Center.

* * *Point guard Roberts Labagala made two pressure-packed free throws with six seconds left to play that gave the Red Oilers a three-point cushion, 69-66.* The Caps then failed to convert in their final offensive.

* * *Earlier, veteran Jeffrey Sanders threatened with two free throws off a Mark Magsumbol foul with 30 ticks on the clock, 66-67, capping the Caps’ spirited attempt to stay alive in the series.* The Red Oilers of Gov. Raffy Nantes and Coach Oliver Bunyi dominated the entire contest, allowing the visiting Caps to briefly hold the upper hand in the first period.

* * *Magsumbol, Labagala and Bogs Raymundo led the Red Oilers march into the semis with 10 points each.* Sanders paced Manila with 17 points followed by guard Richard Litonjua with nine markers.

* * *The Red Oilers will face the winner of the Misamis Oriental Meteors-MP Warriors of GenSan series.* In the opposite bracket, the third seed and defending National Champion M. Lhuillier-Cebu Ninos are waiting for the winner of the Trace-Laguna Stallions and Smart-Pampanga Buddies tussle.* The Stallions lead the series, 2-1.

* * *The heated playoffs are made possible with the generous help of Smart, ML Kwarta Padala, Air 21, Accel, Burlington , Nature’s Spring Water, Laptop Phoneshop Exchange and Molten and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas (SBP).

How They Scored:

QUEZON (69) -- Labagala 10, Magsumbol 10, Raymundo 10, Mondragon 8, Williams 8, Guiyab 6, Pinera 6, Chua 5, Garcia 4, Gavina 2, Orias 0, Suguitan 0.

MANILA (66) -- Sanders 17, Litonjua 9, Waters 7, Lim 6, Santiago 5, Robles 5, Navarro 5, David 5, Alfad 3, Moody 2, Concha 2, Faundo 0.

Period Scores: 18-12, 37-25, 49-45, 69-66.

ram
03-27-2009, 02:36 PM
YEHEY!
WHEN ANG SEMIS???SAAN AT KAILAN...WALA BANG UPDATE JAN? ::)

Liga Pilipinas
04-08-2009, 01:41 PM
* * *LUCENA CITY – The top seed Misamis Oriental Meteors forced a knockout Game Five in their 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II Semifinal by whipping the Quezon Red Oilers, 66-58, Tuesday at the Quezon Convention Center .* The series is now tied at two games apiece.

* * *Game Five will be played tonight, still in Lucena City .* The Game Five winner will advance to next week’s National Finals against the defending National Champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala- Cebu Ninos in another best-of-five series.

* * *A 12-2 run at the start of the fourth period did the trick as the Meteors erected a 60-50 lead with 4:45 to play.* With the Red Oilers constantly threatening, veteran guard Joey Mente set up center Erian Daja for two easy under the goal stabs, the latter putting the Meteors on top by nine with 1:33 to play, 64-55.* The Meteors then employed an aggressive defense that limited the Red Oilers to only three points hence, with Mark Kong settling the final tally with a breakaway dunk at the 1:05 mark.

* * *With their conference on the line, the Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Jun Noel managed to lead by as much as 15 markers, 30-15, in the second period.* However, the Red Oilers of Gov. Raffy Nantes and Coach Oliver Bunyi staged a 15-3 windup behind Jonathan Pinera and Hafer Mondragon to close the gap by halftime, 30-33.

* * *Roberts Labagala then unloaded eight third period points, including a buzzer-beater that put the Red Oilers at their closest, 48-50.* The Red Oilers actually had a good start with Bogs Raymundo and Ramsey Williams pushing the hosts to a 7-2 advantage.* It was an all-Meteors show from thereon.

* * *Kong led the Meteors with 14 points, six rebounds and two blocks.* Mente and Daja followed with nine points apiece.* Labagala finished with 14 points followed by Raymundo with 13.

* * *The Red Oilers shocked the Meteors in Game One, 65-64.* The Meteors bounced back in Game Two, 82-78.* Game Three went to the Red Oilers, 73-70.* All these games were held at the Xavier University Gym in Cagayan de Oro City.

* * *The Liga Pilipinas Finals will begin on April 14 with the generous support of 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).

* * *In Tuesday’s curtain-raiser, Gov. Moreno and the Misamis Oriental Executives composed of elected and appointed government officials beat the Quezon Province Executives, 82-71.

How They Scored:

* * *MISAMIS ORIENTAL (66) – Kong 14, Mente 9, Daja 9, Gudez 8, Butel 7, Bombeo 6, Yee 6, Moreno 5, Tagupa 2, Paterno 0, Micutuan 0.

* * *QUEZON (58) – Labagala 14, Raymundo 13, Pinera 11, Mondragon 9, Canizares 4, Williams 4, Magsumbol 3, Orias 0, Guiyab 0, Chua 0.

* * *Period Scores: 18-9, 33-30, 50-48, 66-58.

Liga Pilipinas
04-09-2009, 03:33 AM
* * *LUCENA CITY – The top seed Misamis Oriental Meteors claimed the last championship slot with a dramatic 58-57 win over the host Quezon Red Oilers in Game Five of their 2009 Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference II semifinals Wednesday at the Quezon Convention Center.

* * *The Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Jun Noel clinched the series, 3-2, and will now meet the defending National Champion M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Ninos for the conference crown in a best-of-five series beginning April 14 (Tuesday) at the Xavier University Gym in Cagayan de Oro City.* The third seed Ninos of Michel Lhuillier and Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba marched into the finals last week by sweeping the second seed Trace-Laguna Stallions, 3-0.

* * *Trailing by single point with 17 seconds to play, 57-58, the Red Oilers launched five failed pointblank attempts in rapid succession, with Mark Yee collaring the defensive rebound at the buzzer to seal the deal.

* * *Earlier, Jonathan Pinera gave the Red Oilers of Gov. Raffy Nantes and Coach Oliver Bunyi their last taste of the lead with a field goal, 56-53.* Mark Moreno then tied the game with a triple followed by a Yee basket that put the Meteors ahead for good with 1:41 to play, 58-56.

* * *In the ensuing play, Jeff Bombeo fouled Pinera, who missed both free throws with the second attempt nullified for faking the shot.* However, the Meteors failed to capitalize and returned the ball the Red Oilers.* Roberts Labagala then split his free throws off Yee with 33 ticks on the clock to close the gap, 57-58.

* * *Still, the breaks favored the Red Oilers as the Meteors continued to miss and throw the ball away, setting the stage for the wild finish.* The Red Oilers trailed entering the fourth period, 44-49, but a 10-2 run at the onset powered by Labagala and Pinera and capped by back-to-back drives by Ramsey Williams that restored the lead with 5:10 remaining, 54-51.

* * *“Tonight, our battle cry was now or never,” said winning Coach Noel.* “During the final seconds, I kept on shouting to my players on the floor to box out.* Good thing Mark (Yee) finally got the rebound.”

* * *Yee, one of the leading contenders for the conference’s Most Valuable Player award, powered the Meteors with 16 points and eight rebounds.* Bombeo and Joey Mente chipped in eight markers apiece.* Williams and Pinera had 14 points each with Pinera notching a double-double with his 10 rebounds.

* * *The Meteors dropped two of the first three games at home at the Xavier University Gym.* That left the Meteors no alternative but to sweep the next two games on the road, becoming the first Liga team to rally from a 1-2 deficit and win a best-of-five series.* Tuesday’s Game Four went the way of the Meteors, 66-58, leveling the series at 2-2.

* * *Smart, ML Kwarta Padala, Accel, Air 21, Burlington, Laptop Phoneshop Exchange, Pagcor Sports, Nature’s Spring Water and Molten have thrown their full support to the ongoing Liga Pilipinas Playoffs.* The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has sanctioned the games.

How They Scored:

* * *MISAMIS ORIENTAL (58) – Yee 16, Mente 8, Bombeo 8, Paterno 7, Moreno 6, Kong 4, Gudez 3, Daja 3, Butel 3, Tagupa 0.

* * *QUEZON (57) – Williams 14, Pinera 14, Labagala 11, Magsumbol 7, Orias 4, Canizares 3, Guiyab 2, Mondragon 2, Suguitan 0, Raymundo 0.

* * *Period Scores: 15-17, 33-29, 49-44, 58-57.

Liga Pilipinas
09-15-2009, 06:11 PM
LUCENA CITY – The Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference III tour elimination phase opens the Quezon Province Leg tomorrow (September 16) with the three top finishers of last conference and a brand new team from the North clashing at the Quezon Convention Center.

Host Quezon Red Oilers of Gov. Raffy Nantes are all set to face the challenge of visiting two leg winner M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Ninos, the defending National Champion Misamis Oriental Meteors and newly admitted "guest" team EBK Apayao Rapids.

The Rapids of Apayao which are applying to become a regular member of Liga Pilipinas have taken over the slot vacated by the Toyota-Bacolod Turbos which announced last week that it was skipping their last three legs of the Liga tour due to "unavoidable circumstances".

"It is with pained understanding that we accept the decision of Toyota-Bacolod Turbos to skip their succeeding legs for reasons that are unavoidable at this time. However, we are very excited to welcome Liga's newest member the Apayao Rapids, and look forward to regularizing their membership in the next conference." said Liga Pilipinas CEO and President Noli Eala.

Due to league rules that a team must complete all of their four tour legs to become an regular active member, the Apayao Rapids will be participating only as a guest team in their next three legs, one of which will be played in their home turf in Kabugao, Apayao on October 21. As a guest team, all of the games of the Rapids will still count in the race to the playoffs for all teams but Apayao will not be eligible to qualify for the wildcard series or the Super Leg National Finals.

The Red Oilers under Coach Oliver Bunyi have drawn the Meteors for their opening assignment at 6:00 PM, and will go all out to settle an old score. The Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Jun Noel eliminated the Red Oilers in last conference’s semi-finals by taking the deciding Game Five in Lucena City, 58-57, last April 8.

Coming off a last place finish in the Cebu City Leg on opening week, the Red Oilers hope to draw inspiration from their home fans. The fans may also find comfort in the fact that some key players who missed the Cebu City Leg have returned to the roster.

Mark Magsumbol, Roberts Labagala and Jonathan Pinera were left to carry the fight in Cebu but will now welcome back point guard Ramsey Williams, forwards Hafer Mondragon and Jorel Canizares and center Angelus Raymundo.

The Meteors, who garnered the runner-up spot in their own Misamis Oriental Leg just last weekend, will parade gunners Eder Saldua and Patrick Cabahug together with holdovers Ramil Tagupa, Mark Moreno, Philip Butel and former Red Oiler center Arden Guiyab.

In the 4:00 PM opener, Apayao will have their hands full with powerhouse Cebu which have swept their first two legs so far.

The Ninos of Michel J. Lhuillier and Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba will stake their perfect eight-game run this conference backed by Smart, Accel, Molten, Calcium-Cee, Gatorade, Air 21 and Burlington and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

Bruce Dacia and Woodraw Enriquez, MVPs of the Cebu and MisOr Leg, will spearhead the Ninos’ charge along with Stephen Padilla, Ian Saladaga, Ariel Mepana, Frank Nailon, Mark Ababon, Marlon Basco, Abby Santos and Jan Malinao.

Another good showing by the Ninos will enable them to pull away from the rest of the 10-team field in the overall points standings. They have 30 points, 11 points better that the current second placer Trace-Laguna Stallions (19 points). Forward Taguig holds Third Place with 18 followed by the Smart-Pampanga Buddies at Fourth Place with 14. Newcomer Cebu Landmaster-Mandaue has eight points.

Selected games from the Quezon Province Leg will be shown next week on Solar Sports from Wednesday to Saturday. In addition, Liga Pilipinas Classics are broadcast over Viva Prime Channel. The league’s official website is at www.ligapilipinas.net.

Liga Pilipinas
09-17-2009, 10:42 AM
LUCENA CITY – The host Quezon Red Oilers tallied a big win over the visiting Misamis Oriental Meteors, 102-93, to kick off the Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference III Quezon Province Leg at the Quezon Convention Center Wednesday night.

Using a swarming defense, the host Red Oilers of Gov. Raffy Nantes controlled the game from start to finish. “We limited the production of their big men,” explained victorious coach Oliver Bunyi. “Hopefully, we can regain our form and start winning again.”

With key players Jorel Canizares, Ramsey Williams and Angelus Raymundo returning to the line-up after missing the Cebu City Leg last month, the Red Oilers displayed the form that made them reach all their four leg championship games last conference and the National Semifinals. It also marked the franchise’s first win this conference supported by Smart, Accel, Molten, Calcium-Cee, Air 21, Gatorade and Burlington and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

Canizares fired 18 points in 22 minutes of play to lead the Red Oilers. Williams dished out another all-around performance with 16 points, six rebounds, eight assists and four steals. Patrick Cabahug paced the Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Jun Noel with 30 markers followed by Lyndon Gudez with 18.

Meanwhile, the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Ninos stretched their undefeated run to nine games by rubbing out the EKB-Apayao Rapids, 96-90.

The Ninos of Michel J. Lhuillier and Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba dictated the tempo from the opening buzzer. However, the Rapids managed to trim the final deficit in the fourth canto.

Mark Ababon topped the Ninos with 17 points followed by last week’s MisOr Leg MVP Woodraw Enriquez with 13 points and nine assists. Ismael Junio, whose Liga career has seen stops in Batangas and Ilocos Sur, paced his new team with 16 points via four triples. Gerold Canson followed with 13 points, five rebounds and seven assists.

Selected games from the Quezon Province Leg will be shown next week on Solar Sports from Wednesday to Saturday. Liga Pilipinas Classics air daily over Viva Prime Channel. More information may be downloaded at www.ligapilipinas.net.

How They Scored:

First Game

CEBU (96) – Ababon 17, Enriquez 13, Padilla 12, Mepana 11, Dacia 11, Basco 8, Saladaga 7, Santos 5, Ybanez 5, Nailon 4, Malinao 3.

APAYAO (90) – Junio 16, Canson 13, Cabico 12, Vitug 10, Navarro 9, Orera 8, Canlas 7, Lujero 4, Tiongson 4, Lustestica 3, Bumanglad 2, Malabanan 2, Visquera 0, Martinez 0.

Second Game

QUEZON (102) – Canizares 18, Williams 16, Magsumbol 15, Raymundo 14, Pinera 9, Labagala 8, Palaganas 7, Suguitan 6, Cacha 6, Orias 2, Macanig 1.

MISAMIS ORIENTAL (93) – Cabahug 30, Gudez 18, Saldua 11, Kong 6, Moreno 6, Daja 5, Sanchez 4, Mamaclay 4, Tagupa 4, Butel 3, Barcellano 2, Pupos 0.

Liga Pilipinas
09-18-2009, 10:06 AM
LUCENA CITY – Host Quezon Red Oilers romped to their second straight win in the Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference III Quezon Province Leg Thursday evening with a 43-point annihilation of the EKB-Apayao Rapids, 111-68, at the Quezon Convention Center.

With the win, the team of Gov. Raffy Nantes and Coach Oliver Bunyi secured a championship date today against the M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Ninos, winners in the first game against defending National Champion Misamis Oriental Meteors, 73-72. Both teams own 2-0 win-loss cards and cannot be reached by the Meteors and Rapids who have 0-2 records.

Big men Erik Suguitan, Galen Cacha and Kim Macanig frolicked against the smaller Rapids frontline to lead the way for the Red Oilers. Suguitan made 12 points and nine rebounds while Cacha and Macanig backed him with 11 markers apiece. Overalll, 11 of the 14 players fielded by Coach Bunyi submitted at least seven points. Richard Cabico and Gerold Canson topped the Rapids with 13 points each.

The drama came in the first game as the Ninos of Michel J. Lhuillier and Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba gained their tenth consecutive win to preserve their perfect slate in the conference supported by Smart, Accel, Molten, Calcium-Cee, Air 21, Gatorade and Burlington and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

The Ninos erased the Meteors’ 72-68 advantage in the final eight seconds of the ballgame. Meteor center Mark Kong was slapped a technical foul for elbowing Nino swingman Ian Saladaga in a rebound play. Saladaga was deemed unfit to take the free throws, so Coach Alcoseba assigned Bruce Dacia who calmly made both shots to close in, 70-72.

With the ball staying with the Ninos and eight ticks on the clock, Mark Ababon drove to the basket and issued a drop pass to the waiting Dacia who scored the equalizer plus a foul on Meteor center Philip Butel. Down to three seconds to play, Dacia gave the Ninos the lead via the bonus charity, 73-72. With no more timeouts to call for Meteors coach Jun Noel, Eder Saldua executed a midcourt heave that went nowhere.

The Ninos led by as much as 21 markers in the first half. However, the Meteors rallied behind the good play of shooter Patrick Cabahug, seizing the lead with five minutes to play in the fourth period.

Dacia finished with 15 points following by Stephen Padilla with 14. Cabahug topped the Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno with 19 points and five rebounds while point guard Ramil Tagupa added 12 points and three assists.

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

How They Scored:

First Game

CEBU (73) – Dacia 15, Padilla 14, Ababon 11, Mepana 11, Saladaga 6, Enriquez 5, Basco 5, Santos 4, Nailon 2, Ybanez 0.

MISAMIS ORIENTAL (72) – Cabahug 19, Tagupa 12, Daja 10, Saldua 10, Kong 9, Gudez 6, Butel 3, Mamaclay 2, Barcellano 1, Clavel 0, Moreno 0.

Second Game

QUEZON (111) – Suguitan 12, Cacha 11, Macanig 11, Magsumbol 10, Chua 10, Canizares 9, Williams 8, Palaganas 7, Panzo 7, Gavina 7, Pinera 7, Orias 4, Labagala 4, Raymundo 4.

APAYAO (68) – Cabico 13, Canson 13, Orera 12, Junio 11, Navarro 6, Canlas 5, Tiongson 3, Malabanan 2, Visquera 2, Martinez 1, Bumanglad 0, Lujero 0, Vitug 0.

Liga Pilipinas
09-19-2009, 12:52 PM
LUCENA CITY – The M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Ninos continued their winning ways with a 95-77 drubbing of the host Quezon Red Oilers at the close of the preliminary rounds of the Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference III Quezon Province Leg Friday evening at the Quezon Convention Center.

The Ninos of Michel J. Lhuillier and Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba swept all their three games and earned a two-point bonus for doing so to hike their Tour Points total to a league-best 35, winning all 11 games thus far in the conference made possible by Smart, Accel, Molten, Calcium-Cee, Gatorade, Burlington and Air 21 and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.

The Red Oilers of Gov. Raffy Nantes and Coach Oliver Bunyi have yet to beat the Ninos since Liga Pilipinas was organized last year. The Red Oilers managed to tie the game twice at 2-2 and 4-4 and it was an all-Cebu show from thereon.

Power forward Ariel Mepana outscored the whole Quezon team in the first period as he tallied 11 points of his own against eight of Quezon. The Ninos ran away with the first period, 26-8.

It was the turn of guard Mark Ababon to wax hot in the second period, as he pumped in 10 points to tow the Ninos to a 39-12 advantage. A late run anchored on Ramsey Williams and Mark Magsumbol put the Red Oilers closer at halftime, 29-46.

By the third period, the outcome was settled as Bruce Dacia added 10 more points, followed by back-to-back triples by Stephen Padilla, another triple by Ababon and a basket by Ian Saladaga that gave the Ninos their biggest lead of the game, 75-42.

In the first game, the defending National Champion Misamis Oriental Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Jun Noel kept the EKB-Apayao Rapids of Coach Edmar Pascua winless, 90-66.

The Ninos and Red Oilers will dispute the leg championship while the Meteors and Rapids will tangle for Third Place.

Selected games from the Quezon Leg will be shown over Solar Sports next week from Wednesday to Saturday. Liga Pilipinas Classics are also shown every morning on Viva Prime Channel. The league’s official website is at www.ligapilipinas.net.

How They Scored:

First Game

MISAMIS ORIENTAL (90) – Saldua 16, Gudez 10, Mamaclay 10, Barcellano 10, Moreno 9, Cabahug 7, Daja 6, Butel 6, Clavel 5, Kong 5, Tagupa 4, Pupos 2, Guiyab 0.

APAYAO (66) – Junio 16, Navarro 14, Orera 8, Canson 8, Canlas 8, Cabico 5, Lustestica 3, Vitug 2, Tiongson 2, Lujero 0, Malabanan 0, Bisquera 0.

Period Scores: 22-12, 45-31, 72-45, 90-66.

Second Game

CEBU (95) – Ababon 16, Dacia 15, Basco 13, Padilla 12, Mepana 11, Santos 9, Saladaga 7, Ybanez 6, Malinao 4, Enriquez 2, Nailon 0.

QUEZON (77) – Magsumbol 13, Suguitan 11, Labagala 9, Cacha 7, Williams 7, Macanig 6, Orias 5, Chua 5, Raymundo 5, Canizares 2, Palaganas 2, Gavina 2, Pinera 2, Panzo 1.

Period Scores: 26-8, 46-29, 75-43, 95-77.

Liga Pilipinas
09-20-2009, 09:23 AM
LUCENA CITY – The M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Ninos took home the Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference III Quezon Province Leg Saturday night over the host Quezon Red Oilers, 67-62, at the Quezon Convention Center.

This also marks the third straight leg championship this conference and ninth overall for the amazing Ninos of Michel J. Lhuillier and Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba since the league began last year. For their feat, the Ninos hiked their league-best points total to 45 out of a possible 45. The Red Oilers under Coach Oliver Bunyi picked up five points to move up in the rankings and tie idle Cebu Landmaster-Mandaue at Sixth and Seventh Place at eight points each.

Power forward Ariel Mepana and veteran guard Stephen Padilla shot well from the free throw line in the final 30 seconds to preserve the win, the team’s 12th in as many starts. The Red Oilers were forced to go on a fouling spree to stop the clock, hoping the Ninos would falter. Unfortunately for the hosts, the visiting Ninos’ vast championship experience held its form.

Bruce Dacia scored a field goal and Woodraw Enriquez and Ian Saladaga added a free throw each to give the Ninos a 60-54 cushion entering the final two minutes. Roberts Labagala would then trade baskets with Enriquez before the Ninos’ defense went to work and held the Red Oilers scoreless for a crucial one-minute span, leaving 30 ticks on the game clock.

With team owner Gov. Raffy Nantes leading the cheers at ringside, Ramsey Williams rallied the Red Oilers from a seven-point halftime deficit, 27-34, as he scattered 12 markers in the third canto, capped by a three-point play that gave them the lead for the last time, 48-47. A free throw by Mark Ababon tied the contest entering the fourth period, 48-48.

The first half followed the same pattern as the Ninos’ 95-77 crushing of the Red Oilers last Friday. Mepana and Ababon scored at will, at times outscoring the entire Quezon squad by themselves. Mepana already had 10 points in the first period alone.

Mepana, the former University of the Visayas Lancer, finished with 23 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks. Dacia was next with eight points. Williams topped the Red Oilers with 19 points and nine assists. Jorel Canizares backed him up with 17 points.

Gov. Nantes awarded the championship trophy to Coach Alcoseba and the Ninos. Ababon was then honored as the leg’s Most Valuable Player, following the footsteps of teammates Dacia (Cebu City Leg) and Enriquez (Misamis Oriental Leg) this conference backed by Smart, Accel, Molten, Calcium-Cee, Gatorade, Air 21 and Burlington and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP). The Ninos can go for the first-ever clean sweep of the tour phase in their final assignment in Zamboanga City this coming October 7 to 10.

Meanwhile, the defending National Champion Misamis Oriental Meteors mastered the EKB-Apayao Rapids to secure Third Place, 85-70. Trailing by three points, 46-49, the Meteors of Gov. Oscar Moreno and Coach Jun Noel used a 14-2 run to end the third period to hold the lead for good, 60-51. The lead then grew to as much as 17 markers late in the final period, 81-64.

Lyndon Gudez had 28 points and Patrick Cabahug added 23 for the Meteors. Leimar Navarro paced the Rapids of Gov. Elias K. Bulut Sr. and Coach Edmar Pascua with 15 followed by Gerold Canson with 14.

The sixth week of the 10-week Liga Pilipinas Tour will be at the General Santos City Gymnasium starting this Wednesday. Host MP Warriors of GenSan will be challenged by the Red Oilers, Smart-Pampanga Buddies and Zamboanga Uno Latinos.

The games of the Quezon Province Leg will be shown next week over Solar Sports from Wednesday to Saturday. Liga Pilipinas Classics air daily on Viva Prime Channel. More information may be found at www.ligapilipinas.net.

How They Scored:

For Third Place

MISAMIS ORIENTAL (85) – Gudez 28, Cabahug 23, Saldua 8, Moreno 6, Daja 6, Butel 6, Kong 2, Clavel 0, Mamaclay 0, Guiyab 0, Tagupa 0.

APAYAO (70) – Navarro 15, Canson 14, Canlas 13, Junio 13, Cabico 8, Malabanan 2, Tiongson 2, Bisquera 2, Lustestica 1, Lujero 0, Vitug 0.

Period Scores: 18-21, 40-39, 60-51, 85-70.

Championship

CEBU (67) – Mepana 23, Dacia 8, Saladaga 7, Padilla 7, Ababon 6, Ybanez 5, Enriquez 4, Santos 3, Nailon 2, Basco 2.

QUEZON (62) – Williams 19, Canizares 17, Pinera 10, Raymundo 6, Suguitan 4, Labagala 4, Magsumbol 2, Palaganas 0, Cacha 0.

Period Scores: 17-11, 34-27, 48-48, 67-62.

Liga Pilipinas
11-10-2009, 11:07 AM
LUCENA CITY – The Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference III enters into revved up action with the opening of the Super Leg Playoffs tomorrow (November 11) between the host Quezon Red Oilers and the visiting MP Warriors of GenSan at the Quezon Convention Center starting at 4:00 PM.

The Red Oilers of Gov. Rafael P. Nantes and Coach Oliver Bunyi hold a twice-to-beat advantage over the Warriors of Manny Pacquiao and Coach Ramon Pido. If the visitors win, the winner-take-all game will be played tomorrow at the same venue. The series winner will advance to the five-team Super Leg that will determine the next National Champion from November 22 to 29, 2009 in Cebu City.

While slightly favored as the host team, the Red Oilers though have lost two of their three head-to-head games with the Warriors this conference supported by Smart, Molten, Accel, Calcium-Cee, Air 21 and Burlington and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

The Warriors whipped the Red Oilers twice, 81-65 in the preliminaries and 82-76 in the Third Place game of the Cebu City Leg held on opening week from August 19 to 22. However, the Red Oilers exacted revenge by beating the Warriors, 78-74, in the preliminaries of the General Santos Leg last September 23.

Overall, the Red Oilers finished with a 9-7 win-loss card and two leg championships in General Santos and Mandaue, the only other team aside from the undefeated M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Ninos to win multiple legs this conference. After beating the Red Oilers twice on opening week, the Warriors have struggled winning only one more time for a 3-13 record. They finished Third in Cebu City and last in their three other legs.

The hosts will be led by Angelus Raymundo and Luis Palaganas, the MVP’s of the General Santos and Mandaue Legs. Providing support will be Jorel Canizares and Roberts Labagala. The visitors will counter with their top scorer and rebounder Dondon Mendoza together with the backcourt tandem of Bob Cozy Ilanga and Jethrone Recustodio.

The other playoff fixtures have the Fourth Place and defending National Champion Misamis Oriental Meteors hosting Seventh Place Cebu Landmaster-Mandaue and Fifth Place Forward Taguig battling Sixth Place Trace-Laguna Stallions.

Already qualified are the Ninos and the Smart-Pampanga Buddies, the two best teams after the touring phase. The Buddies snatched the second automatic seat away from the Red Oilers after they swept and won the final leg in Apayao last Saturday, hiking their points total to 36 compared the Red Oilers’ 35.

On the other hand, the Warriors finished their tour schedule ahead of the field last October 3 in Los Banos, Laguna. With a total of eight points, the Warriors tensely awaited the results of the pursuing Zamboanga Uno Latinos. Fortunately for the Warriors, the Latinos lost their remaining eight games to muster only six points and keep the eighth and final playoff berth in the Warriors’ hands.

The entire Liga Pilipinas Playoffs will be televised next week on Solar Sports. Liga Pilipinas Classics are shown daily on Viva Prime Channel. For more details, log on to www.ligapilipinas.net.

diego
11-10-2009, 10:02 PM
may team ba batangas dito? or lipa?

Liga Pilipinas
11-12-2009, 10:10 AM
LUCENA CITY – The host and third seed Quezon Red Oilers claimed the third of five seats in the Smart Liga Pilipinas Conference III Super Leg as they made short work of the visiting eight seed MP Warriors of GenSan, 86-64, in their Wild Card Round encounter Wednesday at the Quezon Convention Center.

The Red Oilers of Gov. Rafael P. Nantes and Coach Oliver Bunyi raced to an 18-7 lead after the first period as playmaker Roberts Labagala set up Jorel Canizares and Luis Palaganas for easy scores and never looked back. The story was the same in the second period as the Warriors continued to struggle, allowing the Red Oilers to pull away further, 38-17.

Guard Christian Gavina then completed a three-point play that erected the Red Oilers’ biggest advantage of the game, 68-37, late in the third stanza. From there, the Red Oilers coasted to the win. The Warriors of Manny Pacquiao and Coach Ramon Pido had hoped to win in order to force a winner-take-all game for a ticket to the Super Leg set for November 22 to 29 in Cebu City and sponsored by Smart, Molten, Accel, Calcium-Cee, Gatorade, Air 21 and Burlington and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

Center Erik Suguitan led all scorers with 12 points, 10 coming in the second half. Labagala followed with 11 points and 10 assists. Balong Ramos topped the Warriors with 11 markers, all coming in the fourth period. Jonjon Gonzaga added nine points.

The Wild Card Round continues Saturday with the reigning National Champions and fourth seed Misamis Oriental Meteors of Gov. Oscar S. Moreno and Coach Noel beginning the formal defense of their crown against the visiting seventh seed Cebu Landmaster-Mandaue of Joe Soberano and Coach Jun Tan at the Arturo S. Lugod Memorial Sports and Cultural Center in Gingoog City.

The remaining Wild Card pairing has fifth seed Forward Taguig hosting sixth seed Trace-Laguna Stallions on November 17 at the C. P. Tinga Memorial Hall. Already qualified for the Super Leg are the top two squad of the Tour Phase, the undefeated M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu Ninos and the Smart-Pampanga Buddies.

The entire Liga Super Leg and Playoffs will be shown next week on Solar Sports. Liga Pilipinas Classics air daily on Viva Prime Channel. For more details, log on to www.ligapilipinas.net.

How They Scored:

QUEZON (86) – Suguitan 12, Labagala 11, Canizares 9, Orias 9, Mondragon 8, Dedicatoria 7, Chua 7, Reyes 6, Palaganas 6, Cacha 3, Gavina 3, Pinera 3, Panzo 2.

GENERAL SANTOS (64) – Ramos 11, Gonzaga 9, Ilanga 8, Concha 7, Timon 6, Farochillen 5, Sagad 4, Olegario 4, Omandam 3, Mejorada 2, Mendoza 2, Rubi 0, Medalla 0.

Period Scores: 18-7, 38-17, 70-40, 81-64.

Liga Pilipinas
05-18-2010, 12:00 PM
IT is with deep regret to announce the untimely passing away of Gov. Rafael P. Nantes, team owner of the Quezon Red Oilers. Gov. Nantes died in a helicopter crash Monday afternoon in Lucena City. The Province of Quezon and the country has lost a great leader. Condolences to the Nantes Family and the people of Quezon.