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insulares
03-08-2009, 02:23 AM
Ten years after the Iloilo Megavoltz brawl, the possibility looms that 2 RP NTs might show up in Taipei (in which case, will those moody organizers shoulder all the airfare?).

"Scheduling conflict" excuses aside, let's hope participation in this series ends up better than that ill-fated Puerto Rican tourney.* Also, Guiao better be aware of that "no fighting" clause in the Jones Cup memo.... :D

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Another RP team in Jones Cup?

By Joaquin Henson* * *

March 08, 2009


MANILA, Philippines - SBP vice chairman Ricky Vargas opened the possibility of a second Philippine team to play in the Jones Cup on July 18-27 as he discussed the 31st staging of the annual event with project director Gloria Wang at the Sunworld Dynasty Hotel restaurant in Taipei recently.

Wang said the plan is for nine national teams to compete in the tournament. Confirmed to join are defending champion Jordan, Lebanon, Iran, the Philippines and Taiwan. Kazakhstan verbally agreed on the phone but no formal notification in writing has been made. Korea and Japan are still undecided.

New Zealand and Qatar declined the invitation. University of British Columbia offered to come but Wang said only national teams will be accepted. Israel also expressed interest to participate. Athletes In Action of the US is on standby in case there is a slot left.

Vargas said PBA commissioner Sonny Barrios was advised of the Taipei meeting and in a text message from Manila, said coach Yeng Guiao’s national team from the PBA is looking forward to playing in the Jones Cup. Guiao’s squad will represent the country at the FIBA-Asia Championships in Tianjin on Aug. 6-16. The top three finishers of the 16-nation Tianjin conclave will advance as the Asian entries at the World Championships in Turkey next year.

Vargas was accompanied by Smart Sports director Patrick Gregorio in the meeting. Wang brought along Chinese Taipei Basketball Association (CTBA) information affairs manager Jerry Chao.

Last year, the Philippines did not participate in the Jones Cup and Wang said the Filipino community in Taipei was disappointed.

Vargas said if organizers will allow, the Philippines could send the national developmental team under coach Rajko Toroman to also play in the Jones Cup. While the format allows for only one team per country, Wang said she would take up Vargas’ suggestion with her superiors in the CBTA.

“We know what coach Toroman can do,” said Wang. “He won the Asian championship for Iran and took the team to the Olympics. Now that he’s coaching the Philippines, we’re afraid. The Philippines will be very difficult to beat with Toroman.”

Wang said the Jones Cup is open strictly to national teams. If allowed to play, Toroman’s squad will be classified as the young elite national squad.

Vargas broached the idea of organizing a four to six team “pocket” tournament in Manila after the Jones Cup with Taiwan and one or three other national teams flying over to play Guiao and Toroman.

Wang said the Taiwan national team has not been formed as the professional Super Basketball League (SBL) is still in season. The SBL is made up of seven teams, three of which play with imports. The three reinforced teams were the last placers in the previous campaign. The current imports are Byron Allen of Dacin Construction, Doug Creighton of Bank of Taiwan and Mario Boggan of Taiwan Mobile Clouded Leopards. The other teams are Kirimen Kaoling Liquor (KKL), Taiwan Beer, Pure Youth and Yulon Luxgen.

The SBL plays from late December or early January to May. The highest salary is $5,000 a month. Games are played only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. As soon as the season ends, the Taiwan national team will be formed to play in the East Asian Championships in Nagoya starting June 8. Other teams in the region are China, Japan, South Korea, the Democratic Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Mongolia and Macau.

The players likely to be drafted to the national squad, coached by Korean Chung Kwang Suk, are three-point bomber and Taiwan’s most popular cager Lin (The Beast) Chih Chieh, Tien Lei, Chinese-American James Mao, Wu Tai Hao of Brigham Young University-Hawaii and Chen Hsin An. Chung is on the lookout for more ABCs (American-born Chinese) to beef up his lineup.

“We’re excited to welcome the Philippines back to the Jones Cup,” said Wang. “When the Philippines plays, it’s like they’re playing on their homecourt because so many Filipinos in Taiwan show up. They’re the loudest fans in the arena.”

Vargas said two Philippine teams in the Jones Cup will mean a lot more ticket sales particularly if they’re scheduled on different days. Wang noticed that with the Philippines absent last year, attendance wasn’t as high.

Wang said Taipei won’t just host the Jones Cup but also the FIBA-Asia Championships for Women on June 21-28 so basketball will be a high profile sport this summer.

The Philippines has won three Jones Cup titles, in 1981 and 1985 with coach Ron Jacobs and 1998 with coach Tim Cone.

Sai
03-08-2009, 06:45 AM
just respect
meaning we accomplished our misssion in the last fiba tournament which is to get respect

mabuhay!!

Lemuel M.
03-08-2009, 11:58 AM
This must be the line-up for the Philippines.
Slaughter
Al-Hussaini
Ballesteros
Aguilar
Baracael
Cawaling
Ababou
Tiu
Deas
Casio
Barroca
Maierhofer?Menor?

young but promising players.

D_I_A
03-08-2009, 11:43 PM
just respect
meaning we accomplished our misssion in the last fiba tournament which is to get respect

mabuhay!!


pero kung titingnan, nirerespeto tayo because nasa atin si Toroman

sana, kung dahil talagang dahil sa laro natin.

one more thing is nirerespeto kaya tayo kasi dahil magaling tayo maglaro o dahil maraming fans na manunuod?

commercialism is obvious here.

pero at the end of the day, kung 2 national teams natin ang makakapasok mas pabor ito sa basketball development ng bansa

The_Big_Cat
03-09-2009, 09:32 AM
The Jones Cup (July 18-27) will ran smack to the NCAA/UAAP calendar.

Baka hindi payagan ang mga players palaruin ng kani-kanilang schools sa nasabing tournament.
Ateneo will be defending their crown this season at duda ako kung papayagan nila sila Rabeh at Ryan para maglaro sa Jones Cup. Ganun din sa FEU with Barroca, Cawaling and Ramos. UST's Dylan Ababou. LETRAN's RJ Jazul and Rey Guevarra.

john_paul_manahan
03-09-2009, 02:16 PM
remember that the toroman team will be (technically) inactive once school is in session, so to speak.

Lemuel M.
03-10-2009, 02:46 PM
remember that the toroman team will be (technically) inactive once school is in session, so to speak.

D un team n Yeng Guiao n lng plaruin.

The_Big_Cat
03-10-2009, 03:05 PM
D un team n Yeng Guiao n lng plaruin.

Maglalaro naman talaga ang PBA-backed National Team coached by Yeng Guiao in the upcoming Jones Cup.

Regular Grey
03-11-2009, 12:08 AM
remember that the toroman team will be (technically) inactive once school is in session, so to speak.

D un team n Yeng Guiao n lng plaruin.


Talk and Text? ;D

McCoy
05-13-2009, 12:00 PM
puro ksi manila based player kinuha ng SBP eh, kung pinapansin nila mga provincial based school league marami silang makukuha roon noh! wag lng nila papipirmahin ng kontrata ha! sa CESAFI lng makakakuha sila kahit mga anim na player bukod kay Slaughter. Fajardo ng UC, Belande, Maguate Galande ng SWU, Rowe ng USC, sa Negros marami rin sa Mindanao pa. lalaro sa national team yun basta walang kontrata. kakaiba kasi yun gustong mangyari ng SBP eh.

D_I_A
05-13-2009, 06:49 PM
puro ksi manila based player kinuha ng SBP eh, kung pinapansin nila mga provincial based school league marami silang makukuha roon noh! wag lng nila papipirmahin ng kontrata ha! sa CESAFI lng makakakuha sila kahit mga anim na player bukod kay Slaughter. Fajardo ng UC, Belande, Maguate Galande ng SWU, Rowe ng USC, sa Negros marami rin sa Mindanao pa. lalaro sa national team yun basta walang kontrata. kakaiba kasi yun gustong mangyari ng SBP eh.


takot lang ang mga PBA/PBL agents, managers at brokers kasi lahat ng magagaling masa-sign up ng SBP at matutuyuan ng balon ang commericial leagues pag napunta sa SBP ang mga magaglaing na amatuer players.

ok lang ang may kontrata at least para sa bayan, kaya naman naging ganito ang sitwasyon kasi nga dinadagit na agad ng mga commercial leagues ang mga magagaling na batang players para mag-pro pagkatapos nun nababangko lang din. sa 15 draftee taon taon, ilan lang ang talagang nag-standout?

at least pag nasa national team sila, mahahasa at mas malaki ang exposure sa international basketball.

ang masama naka-kontrata sa commercial leagues at ayaw ipahiram sa NT kung ipahiram man eh utang na loob pa ng sambayanan sa commercial leagues kung bakit sila naglaro para sa bayan.

so san pa tayo di ba? NCC model or the Caprice of Commercial leagues? ;)

Schortsanitis
05-13-2009, 06:59 PM
Ba't ang SBP ang sisisihin, e sino ba yung ayaw paglaruin si Junmar sa Smart-Gilas? Walang iba, kundi yung alipores ng BAP na "Tiuk" and "Hinoy".

CrossOver
05-13-2009, 07:26 PM
Mabalik tayo sa topic pwede bang makasali ulit dito ang Smart Gilas? Alam ko na sa July start na ng Major Collegiate League sa atin pero marami pa naman na nasa SBP RP Pool ang pwedeng maglaro hindi ba?

insulares
07-03-2009, 11:47 AM
Only the PBA-backed NT is participating for the Philippines. However, it appears the hosts want to double their chances at a title...

Best of luck to Coach Yeng Guiao and the Powerade team!

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2009 Jones Cup men’s competition schedule

July 18
1100 Iran-Kazakhstan
1300 Taiwan 2nd-South Africa
1500 Jordan-Philippines
1700 Korea-Lebanon
1900 Opening Ceremony
1930 Taiwan-Japan

July 19
1100 South Africa-Jordan
1300 Japan-Iran
1500 Kazakhstan-Korea
1700 Lebanon-Taiwan 2nd
1900 Philippines-Taiwan

July 20
1100 South Africa-Japan
1300 Iran-Jordan
1500 Philippines-Lebanon
1700 Taiwan 2nd-Korea
1900 Taiwan-Kazakhstan

July 21
1100 Korea-South Africa
1300 Kazakhstan-Taiwan 2nd
1500 Japan-Philippines
1700 Lebanon-Iran
1900 Jordan-Taiwan

July 22
1100 Lebanon-Japan
1300 South Africa-Kazakhstan
1500 Taiwan 2nd-Jordan
1700 Philippines-Korea
1900 Taiwan-Iran

July 23
1100 Kazakhstan-Lebanon
1300 Iran-Philippines
1500 Korea-Jordan
1700 Japan-Taiwan 2nd
1900 South Africa-Taiwan

July 24
1100 Taiwan 2nd-Iran
1300 Philippines-South Africa
1500 Jordan-Kazakhstan
1700 Korea-Japan
1900 Taiwan-Lebanon

July 25
1100 Japan-Jordan
1300 Lebanon-South Africa
1500 Kazakhstan-Philippines
1700 Iran-Korea
1900 Taiwan 2nd-Taiwan

July 26
1100 Kazakhstan-Japan
1300 Jordan-Lebanon
1500 Taiwan-Korea
1700 Philippines-Taiwan 2nd
1900 South Africa-Iran
2130 Closing Ceremony

Competition format: Single round-robin
Venue: Sinjhuang Stadium, Taipei County

http://taiwanhoops.wordpress.com/2009/07/02/2009-jones-cup-mens-competition-schedule/

korn666333
07-03-2009, 02:36 PM
naman walang tv coverage sa pinas?hays. maybe we should cover der games.

amdgc82
07-08-2009, 10:20 PM
http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/209922/guiao-has-other-worries-besides-jones-cup-rivals

Guiao has other worries besides Jones Cup rivals
By TITO S. TALAO
July 8, 2009, 5:38pm

The dreaded sideline presence that is Yeng Guiao is counting the days with trepidation as the hour of reckoning approaches.

“That will be the most difficult decision probably coming in the next three weeks,” said Guiao, head coach of Powerade Team Pilipinas, during practice Tuesday night at The Arena in San Juan.

With seven days to go before the national team leaves for the William Jones Cup tournament in Taipei, Guiao is not losing sleep over how to deal with South Korea and Japan, the Philippines’ companions, along with Sri Lanka, in Group A of the FIBA-Asia World Championship qualifier in Tianjin, China next month.

Neither is he bristling over a statement made by an Iranian player discounting the RP team as a contender for a top three spot to the 16th World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey next year.

“That’s a good thing, the Iranians being complacent and counting us out,” he said. “That will give us the incentive to prove them wrong.”

Guiao, instead, is fretting over how to go about choosing the final 12 players for Tianjin — from a roster of 14 — a judgment he has to hand down in the midst of the Taipei tournament.

“All of these guys have invested so much in the team, and all of them had been performing well without any exception since the SEABA,” he said.

Injuries and illness, Guiao said, will play a big part in determining who eventually to take aside for a quiet talk.

“We will still rely on our first criteria, the least healthy guys are going to be the prime candidates for the cutoff,” he said.

With forward Kelly Williams still recovering from a blood disorder, the arrival of 6-foot-9 Japeth Aguilar from the States two weeks ago has brought back to 14 the number of candidates.

And though Guiao has refused to guarantee the inclusion of any player to the official lineup, it is largely believed the shot-blocking son of former Northern Consolidated center Peter Aguilar is a shoo-in.

A couple others may also have a foot in the door.

“I would hate to cut somebody like Ryan Reyes,” Guiao said. “But if he's not healthy then, we have to make that decision. I’m very hopeful, however, that he can be healthy at least for Tianjin.”

Reyes joined Jayjay Helterbrand and Sonny Thoss on the bench after pulling a hamstring against Malaysia in the 8th SEABA Men’s Championship in Medan, Indonesia last April.

Helterbrand (hamstring) and Thoss (strained knee) have since returned, leaving Reyes’ condition in doubt.

A big question looms in the horizon: What if all 14 players are healthy by July 22, the deadline for submission of entries to the 25th FIBA Asia Men’s Championship?

“Then I will have a big headache,” Guiao said. “But I would rather have that problem, choosing from 14 healthy guys, than having somebody injured.”

amdgc82
07-09-2009, 06:00 AM
http://businessmirror.com.ph/home/sports/12926-south-africa-pulls-out-of-jones-cup.html

South Africa pulls out of Jones Cup
Sports
Written by Joel Orellana / Reporter
Thursday, 09 July 2009 02:44

SOUTH AFRICA pulled out on the last minute from the William R. Jones Cup basketball tournament which opens next week in Chinese Taipei.

The Chinese Taipei Basketball Association (CTBA) announced on Wednesday that the South Africans are withdrawing from the annual tournament, reducing the number of teams to nine in the men’s division and four in the women’s side.

South Africa’s withdrawal made the Jones Cup an all-Asian tournament.

According to tournament organizer CTBA, South Africa refused to shoulder the airfare for its men’s and women’s teams. The CTBA shoulders the hotel accommodation and meals of the participating teams but not their air fare.

Eight nations are on the roster, but the field is composed of nine teams because the hosts are fielding two squads. They are defending champion Jordan, Iran, Lebanon, the Philippines, Kazakhstan, Japan, South Korea and the two Taiwanese squads.

Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Malaysia are entered in the women’s tournament.

The CTBA will revise the schedule of the event that will start on July 18 at the Sinjhuang Stadium in Taipei.

Most of the countries, including the Philippines, are fielding their national teams in the Jones Cup. They are gearing up for the International Basketball Federation (Fiba)-Asia Men’s Championship in Tianjin, China, from August 6 to 16.

The Filipinos, backed by Powerade, will face Jordan on opening day and were supposed to battle the South Africans on July 24.

The Jones Cup was first staged in 1977. US teams have won the event 15 times, including the first two editions.

The Philippines, then represented by Northern Cement, won it in 1981 before San Miguel Beer bagged the trophy in 1985. The Philippine Centennial Team in 1998 was the last Filipino squad to win the Jones Cup.

amdgc82
07-09-2009, 07:18 AM
www.etaiwannews.com

Jones Cup to kick off on Sunday
By Joseph Yeh
Taiwan News, Staff Reporter
Page 24
2009-07-08 12:19 AM

The highly anticipated 31st William Jones Cup International Basketball Tournament will commence at the Hsinchuang Gymnasium in Taipei County Sunday.
The annual event will kick off with women's division first before the men's division begins on July 18.

Taiwan's male team will be taking on Japan in its tournament debut in the hope of seeking to improve upon its eighth-place finish of a year ago - the worst record in Jones Cup history.

The participating five women teams are Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, and South Africa. Contrary to the men's embarrassing performance, Taiwan's women's national basketball team is the defending champion this year after winning the championship trophy at the 2008 tournament.

The men's squads joining the annual mid-summer basketball festival are Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Taiwan National Team and Taiwan second team, which is called Team Kwanghwa.

Of all the participating men's teams, only South Africa does not feature members of its national squad, making the tourney a must-see for hoop lovers as the upcoming event is expected to be a highly-competitive one.

Taiwan National Team, under Head Coach Chung Kwang-Suk of South Korea, features a group of stars from the semi-pro Super Basketball League, lead by two of the best centers in the country, Tseng Wen-ding and Wu Dai-hao.

The return of 6'9" Tseng and Wu, who were absent from last year's team, can help Taiwan to protect rebounds against their taller foreign rivals.

The tournament will also serve as a perfect preparation for Taiwan to compete in the 2009 FIBA Asia Championship for Men, which will be held from Aug. 6 to 16, 2009 in Tianjin, China.

The William Jones Cup was founded in 1977 and was named after basketball promoter and one of the founders of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Renato William Jones, three years after Taiwan was forced out of the FIBA under pressure from Beijing. The Jones Cup tournament is held annually.

There are two versions of the William Jones Cup - the tournament for men's basketball and a separate tournament for women's basketball - both dominated by American teams since 1977.

The annual sports event has only been cancelled two times since its establishment, once in 1989 when the Chinese Stadium burnt down where the tournament was usually held, and another time in 2003 due to the SARS epidemic crisis in Asia.

The tournament is usually held in summer, inviting teams, clubs, collegiate and national teams, from around the world but mainly from the Asia region.

korn666333
07-14-2009, 06:40 PM
sino po magko cover ng games sa jones cup dito sa pinas?

oca
07-15-2009, 10:18 AM
http://www.espnstar.com/tv-listings/region1/day5/


July 19, 1pm at ESPN STAR

William Jones Cup (Men) 2009
Match: Jordan vs. Philippines

korn666333
07-15-2009, 12:50 PM
wala naman ESPN sa pinas eh. how bout btv or cs9?di ba sila papalabas?

The_Big_Cat
07-15-2009, 04:20 PM
wala naman ESPN sa pinas eh. how bout btv or cs9?di ba sila papalabas?


Mayrun ESPN/STAR SPORTS.
Baka yung cable operator mo ay walang ESPN/STAR SPORTS.

animo
07-15-2009, 06:22 PM
ipalabas kaya sa espn?

korn666333
07-15-2009, 06:29 PM
wala naman ESPN sa pinas eh. how bout btv or cs9?di ba sila papalabas?


Mayrun ESPN/STAR SPORTS.
Baka yung cable operator mo ay walang ESPN/STAR SPORTS.


wala sa schedule ng starsports yung jones cup. sa dream ba walang espn?yun sinasabi nila eh, baka sa sky cable meron

amdgc82
07-15-2009, 09:55 PM
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/167445/Jones-Cup-bound-RP-5-leaves-Thursday

Jones Cup-bound RP 5 leaves Thursday
07/15/2009 | 09:10 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Powerade-Team Pilipinas leaves Thursday for the tournament what coach Yeng Guiao considers as the ‘real test’ before they plunge for the 25th FIBA-Asia men’s basketball championship.

The PBA-backed Nationals are bound for the William Jones Cup basketball meet in Taipei which opens Saturday at the Hsinchuang Gymnasium

Guiao has called the event, held in honor of the founding secretary-general of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the ultimate test of his team prior to the FIBA-Asia next month since it also boasts off the men’s team of Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, South Korea, Japan and Kazakhstan.

The Nationals open their campaign in the nine-team, single round-robin competition against Jordan at 7 p.m.

“I wish the Powerade Team Pilipinas a safe and successful trip and engagement," said PBA commissioner Sonny Barrios.

“Safe, in terms of staying healthy and away from injury. And success, in terms of fine-tuning preparations while seeing action and playing against some of the teams’ competing in Tianjin. I ask our countrymen to pray for our team."

Tianjin, China is hosting the FIBA-Asia tourney on August 6, with the top three teams qualifying to the 16th World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey next year.

On the eve of their departure, the team got a piece of good news that point guard Jayjay Helterbrand’s hamstring pull may not be as serious as initially thought.

Completing the RP team are skipper Asi Taulava, Sonny Thoss, Kerby Raymundo, James Yap, Gabe Norwood, Ranidel de Ocampo, Jared Dillinger, Mick Pennisi, Willie Miller, Arwind Santos, and Cyrus Baguio.

Pennisi, Baguio and Helterbrand are staying behind until Saturday, by which time the Motolite-PBA Fiesta Cup Finals would have wrapped up.

Ryan Reyes, Helterbrand’s main sub at the point guard spot, will join the trip but will most likely sit out to give his hamstring injury more time to heal. – GMANews.TV

locotes
07-17-2009, 04:48 PM
Sorry folks Basketball just cant get a front seat row on ESPN Asia. Its not a sport were everybody is interested. Hindi na sa Pilipinas ang game, Sa pilipinas lang at USA sikat ang basketball. The sport of basketball gets a second class treatment except for the USA and philippines. ESPN or other international sports channels usually airs games that are enjoyed by majority of people(global) like football/soccer.

I can give you a link were you can stream your favorite sports: http://www.myp2p.eu/index.php?part=home

you have to register and find a channel that would stream RP games

nardy
07-17-2009, 07:21 PM
you can try:

http://onlinesportstvlink.blogspot.com/2009/07/william-jones-cup-2009-live-streaming.html

amdgc82
07-18-2009, 04:38 AM
http://www.jordantimes.com/?news=18465

Jordan starts William Jones title defence
By Aline Bannayan

AMMAN - The Kingdom’s basketball team will play the Philippines on Saturday when nine teams start competition for the 31st William Jones Cup tipping off in Taipei, Taiwan.

Titleholders Jordan will also face Lebanon, Taipei A, South Korea, Iran, Taipei B, Japan and Kazakhstan in the July 18-26 annual international basketball tournament named after one of the founders of the International Amateur Basketball Federation, Renato William Jones.

The Kingdom’s team captured headlines in 2007 when they became the first Arab team to win the William Jones Cup. The tournament invites clubs, collegiate and national teams from around the world, but has mainly Asian teams this year. It started in 1977, and has since been dominated by American teams. The tournament was not held in 1979, 1989 and 2003 and throughout the past years, the only other times non-US teams won was Sweden in 1980, Philippines 1981, 1985 and 1998, Germany 1987, Mexico 1990, Canada 1996, South Korea 1999, New Zealand 2000, Australia 2002, Taiwan 2001 and 2004, and Jordan 2007 and 2008.

Last week, the squad finished second at the Qatar International Tournament where they beat Arab champs Tunisia 75-73 and Pan-Arab Games champs Egypt, 73-66. They suffered a shock defeat to hosts Qatar, 80-48. The last result and the team’s inability to maintain a consistent form has undoubtedly cast a shadow on preparedness for the upcoming major events.

Earlier the team took part in a friendly tournament where they lost to Croatia, Greece and Italy. Another training camp in China Cup following the William Jones Cup all lead up to the 25th FIBA Asia Championship in China August 6-16 to which Jordan qualified after winning the 2nd FIBA Asia “Borislav Stankovic” Cup last year.

The top three teams advance to the World Championship in Turkey 2010. At the last edition, Jordan finished fifth.

Jordan Basketball Federation (JBF) President Tareq Zou’bi and team officials urged the squad to concentrate on the upcoming task amid rumours that the JBF is under scrutiny by the Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) for overspending and possible talk of a temporary board to run the game.

“We have the world championship at stake and that should be a national priority. It’s not about the JBF,” Zou’bi was quoted by the press as saying.

JOC Vice Chairman Sari Hamdan also met the players before their departure and urged them to concentrate on the events ahead, noting that “the aim was to qualify to the World Championship and that the JOC was responsible for late dues to players”.

“The team has the capacity to set the pace in each of their upcoming matches, apart from China,” assistant coach Mario Gomez was quoted by Al Ghad as saying.

Gomez pointed out that some players had made big leaps and that had helped create a big base of players that the team relies on.

“We are all partners in the team’s success. The technical staff, fans and media, and our team can do it,” he added.

Jordan will play in Group 4 alongside reigning runner-up Lebanon, the UAE and Indonesia. Group 1 includes South Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka, Group 2: Iran, Kuwait, Taiwan and Uzbekistan, and Group 3: China, Kazakhstan, Qatar and India.

The line-up includes Zeid Alkhas, Ayman Du’eis, Islam and Zeid Abbas, Jamal Ma’aytah, Sam Daghlas, Wisam Sous, Fadel Najjar, Mousa Awadi, Mohammad Hamdan and Enver Soubzookov, in addition to US based NCAA Division 1 player Jamal Abu-Shamala, who joined the national team last summer. Naturalised player Rasheim Wright was set to join the team as well.

Jordan’s schedule
July 18 Jordan - Philippines

July 20 Jordan - Lebanon

July 21 Jordan - Taiwan A

July 22 Jordan - South Korea

July 23 Jordan - Iran

July 24 Jordan - Taiwan B

July 25 Jordan - Kazakhstan

bossman
07-18-2009, 01:43 PM
Sino local TV coverer natin for this event?

abcdef
07-18-2009, 02:42 PM
Guys any updates?

The_Big_Cat
07-18-2009, 03:58 PM
Guys any updates?



You can watch the games LIVE at
http://punchsports.blogspot.com/2009/07/watch-r-w-jones-cup-2009-live-stream_17.html

Currently KAZAKHSTAN vs KOREA.

Later at 5:00 PM POWERADE TEAM PILIPINAS vs JORDAN

chocoks77
07-18-2009, 06:38 PM
Tinambakan daw ang koponan natin? Tapos na yata! updates naman

duphaR007
07-18-2009, 07:06 PM
philipines lost to jordan. 59-90

too much one on one plays for team philippines according to reports.

chinito_guy
07-18-2009, 07:31 PM
Yup talo tayo

Team Pilipinas (59) vs. Jordan (90) FINAL SCORE

chinito_guy
07-18-2009, 07:34 PM
RP was limited to 4 points on the second qrtr.

1st qrtr 17-15 Jordan

HALF TIME SCORE - (42 -19) Jordan as I recall

chinito_guy
07-18-2009, 07:35 PM
Pinaka Maganda ang laban kanina ng KOREA at KAZAKSTAN, KOR won by 2 points

abcdef
07-18-2009, 08:14 PM
:o :o :oang sakit naman sa mata nang score. . . . . .

di ko pa nakitang na massacre ang team pilipinas sa buong buhay ko. . . . . :( :( :( :( :(

Schortsanitis
07-18-2009, 08:17 PM
I didn't expect the RP NT to win, I actually thought they would lose, but not by a big margin. Certainly not to the tune of thirty one (31) points.

I guess Coach "Kalbo na ma Pride" is having the shock of his life, after not having coached in tough international competitions for years, even decades. I think Coach Baldy-head there should rein in his pride, and stop fantasizing about how good he really is in international basketball.

I have a gut feeling that the "sissification" of the PBA has something to do with this blowout. PBA players who thought they were so good suddenly have problems scoring against taller, stronger players hand-checking them. Everybody can then thank Sonny "Virus" for introducing the no-handcheck rule in the PBA for that.

nardy
07-18-2009, 08:40 PM
our players just lacked practice time together .... they are not familiar with each other's moves as team mates and they had not fully grasped Yeng Guiao's system. There is no team chemistry and instead of trying to work the ball around and find the open player they opted to go the PBA way which is one-on-one.

but since there is a possibility we might not face Jordan at FIBA-Asia, it is just ok I think. What I am worried is the Filipino fans may be further discouraged by the result and become more disinterested in supporting the National Team.

korn666333
07-18-2009, 08:46 PM
maybe guiao has plan, para din di mascout ang team natin, pero sana pareho kami inisip. ganyan mangyayari pag indi iisang line up ang palaging lalaro. dapat 1 team yun nagpapraktis...ung totoong line up talaga. di yun ngayon na nagpipili ng player pag malapit na yung major tournament. mas malaki siguro chance nang team ni toroman nito eh. pano magkakateam up pag di sanay sa isat isa ung mga player. dapat 2 years before sa tourney isang line up ng mga players na already choosed not for training. 15 players sana agad walang dagdag walang bawas, palitan lang kung injured na talga.

korn666333
07-18-2009, 08:49 PM
tsk tsk... bat pa kasi may arboleda pa jan e mas marami naman player. ok naman sana si alapag eh..or sana ung dating rp team nung 2007 ulit ung pinasali sa rp ngayon.

D_I_A
07-18-2009, 09:14 PM
tsk tsk... bat pa kasi may arboleda pa jan e mas marami naman player. ok naman sana si alapag eh..or sana ung dating rp team nung 2007 ulit ung pinasali sa rp ngayon.


omg!!! am i reading the posts right?

tsk! tsk! tsk! ayaw ko man sabihin.."sabi na eh"

good luck talaga sa atin sa FIBA Asia!

digitalsuperman
07-18-2009, 09:45 PM
i think gilas did a better job against the jordanians..

amdgc82
07-18-2009, 10:07 PM
http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/211547/jordan-too-classy-poweraderp

Jordan too classy for Powerade-RP
By TITO TALAO
July 18, 2009, 8:44pm

Games Today
1 p.m. — Kazakhstan vs Iran
3 p.m. — Japan vs Lebanon
5 p.m. — Taiwan-B vs Korea
7 p.m. — RP vs Taiwan-A

TAIPEI — The awakening to the truth about international competition couldn’t have been more rude, and the welcome to the 31st staging of the William Jones Cup any more cold for Powerade-Team Pilipinas.

Hoping to showcase to the rest of Asia what they are all about as they set a goal lofty enough to deserve an appearance in the 16th World Championship in Istanbul next year, the Nationals ran smack instead to the harsh realities of global basketball.

Reduced to a bush leaguer in the second quarter where big and bold Jordan racked up 20 straight points to break a tight game open, the RP team fell with a big thud Saturday, 90-59, at the Hsinchuang gymnasium, putting pressure on everybody involved in sending a national team to the 25th FIBA Asia Men’s Championship in Tianjin, China next month.

The game was shown live on ESPN, and the Nationals, who started James Yap, Asi Taulava, Gabe Norwood, Kerby Raymundo and Willie Miller, stayed in the game in the first 10 minutes, trailing 17-15, with the promise of a second quarter blast up in the air.

But then came off the bench Rasheim Wright, the 6-4 point guard who terrorized Chot Reyes’ RP team during the 24th FIBA Asia Olympic qualifier in Tokushima, Japan two years ago.

In a flash, the potential for a big first half went up in smoke as the Jordanians, orchestrated by Wright, cut the Nationals’ defense in shreds, setting bone-jarring screens against the man-to-man and hitting the open man from the outside.

With alarming regularity, the Nationals were caught two or three steps away from a Jordanian in firing position or pinned hapless under the basket by huge post-up presence.

It was 37-15 with three minutes remaining in the half before Jared Dillinger went to the free throw to end the long drought, and it was more of the same the rest of the way.

Fast on their feet in covering the middle defensively, the Jordanians, coached by Brazilian sparkplug Mario Palma, who made RP coach Yeng Guiao look like an altar boy, had the Nationals starving from the perimeter and under the offensive glass.

They also had easy access in front of their goal, drawing the double-team and then locating their spot-up shooters.

amdgc82
07-18-2009, 10:08 PM
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/167704/Team-Pilipinas-humiliated-by-Jordan-in-Jones-Cup-debut

Team Pilipinas humiliated by Jordan in Jones Cup debut
07/18/2009 | 08:18 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Powerade Team Pilipinas crumbled in the midst of Jordan’s second-quarter breakaway and never recovered in a disappointing 90-59 loss to open its campaign in the 31st William Jones Cup.

The Nationals, who started James Yap, Asi Taulava, Gabe Norwood, Kerby Raymundo and Willie Miller, stayed in the game in the first 10 minutes, trailing 17-15, with the promise of a second quarter blast up in the air at the Hsinchuang Gymnasium in Taipei.

But then came off the bench 6-4 point guard Rasheim Wright, the same player who terrorized Chot Reyes’ RP team during the 24th FIBA Asia Olympic qualifier in Tokushima, Japan two years ago.

With Wright at the helm, the Jordanians cut the Nationals’ defense in shreds, setting screens that set up their outside shots clearly breaking Team Pilipinas’ man-to-man defense.

By the time the Jordanians were through with their demolition job, it was already 37-15 with three minutes remaining in the half.

Jared Dillinger ended the scoring drought for the Nationals with a free throw.

The Nationals failed to pick up their game from there, trailing by as many as 79-45 halfway into the fourth quarter.

Ginebra’s Jayjay Helterbrand and Cyrus Baguio, and San Miguel Beer’s Mick Pennisi, with little rest following their Game 7 battle in the Motolite-PBA Fiesta Cup Finals, arrived Saturday afternoon – along with Powerade-RP team manager JB Baylon and PBA media bureau chief Willy Marcial – but didn’t suit up.

They are expected to be inserted in the 12-man lineup, which is allowed by tournament rules, for Sunday’s 7:00 p.m. match against host Taiwan.

In other opening day games, Lebanon, with the veteran Fadih El-Khatib pouring 32 points, crushed Taiwan-B, 93-61, while South Korea, which is bracketed with the Philippines, Japan and Sri Lanka in Group A in the FIBA Asia tournament, edged Kazakhstan, 75-73, despite getting outrebounded, 42-32.

“We have to learn how to beat this team if we hope to make the Turkey tournament (World Championship)," said RP team coach Yeng Guiao, who hinted of a major adjustment when the team returns.

“Between now and August 6, we have to do something drastic," he said. “We have a lot of adjustments to make, we need to learn to play with size better, find a way to contend with bigger teams."

Jordan coach Mario Palma was magnanimous in victory.

“This is just the first game," he said, seated beside Guiao in the press room for the post-game interview. “I don’t think this was a normal result." – GMANews.TV

amdgc82
07-18-2009, 10:23 PM
Standing as of July 18
Korea 1-0
Lebanon 1-0
Jordan 1-0
Taiwan 1-0
Iran 0-0
Japan 0-1
Philippines 0-1
Kazakhstan 0-1
Taiwan 2nd0-1

canmaker
07-18-2009, 11:55 PM
Tapos ayaw pang gamitin si Coach Tororman as a scout ...


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I didn't expect the RP NT to win, I actually thought they would lose, but not by a big margin. Certainly not to the tune of thirty one (31) points.

I guess Coach "Kalbo na ma Pride" is having the shock of his life, after not having coached in tough international competitions for years, even decades. I think Coach Baldy-head there should rein in his pride, and stop fantasizing about how good he really is in international basketball.

I have a gut feeling that the "sissification" of the PBA has something to do with this blowout. PBA players who thought they were so good suddenly have problems scoring against taller, stronger players hand-checking them. Everybody can then thank Sonny "Virus" for introducing the no-handcheck rule in the PBA for that.

CrossOver
07-19-2009, 12:08 AM
31 Points!!! ;D
hmmm me tinatago ka ba coach Yeng? :D

digitalsuperman
07-19-2009, 03:06 AM
aguilar joined the wrong team..

amdgc82
07-19-2009, 07:04 AM
http://beta2.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=488151&publicationSubCategoryId=69

Jordan gives RP wake-up call
By Nelson Beltran Updated July 19, 2009 12:00 AM

TAIPEI – Powerade Team Pilipinas suffered an eye-opener of a loss at the start of the 31st Williams Jones Cup basketball competition here last night while ranged against a highly competitive team for the first time since their formation in November last year.

The RP squad kept up with Jordan only in the opening quarter before fading away to absorb a 59-90 blowout, much to the disappointment of a sizable Filipino crowd at the Hsinchuang Gymnasium here.

If anything, the match jolted the Nationals to their senses that they’re far from ready for the FIBA-Asia championship that is set to unfold three weeks from now in Tianjin, China.

“Jordan is a contender in the FIBA-Asia championship. If we hope to make the Turkey world championship, we have to learn how to beat teams like Jordan. If we play this way, our hopes diminish,” said RP coach Yeng Guiao.

At least in this contest, the Nationals were exposed as a team short in everything -- something that can be attributed to their lack of international exposure.

“Talagang kulang. We didn’t even have much practice. Three guys (Jayjay Helterbrand, Mick Pennisi and Cyrus Baguio) joined us here without a single practice in the last three weeks,” said Guiao.

“But it’s just the start of the tourney. It’s better to lose this way now. Hopefully, the boys realize that they have a job cut out for them,” Guiao added.

It would be remembered that the 2007 RP team, toughened up by overseas training and tourneys, engaged Jordan in close battles in the Jones Cup and in the FIBA-Asia championship in Tokushima, Japan.

But not now.

For all intents and purposes, the game was over after the first half as Jordan pummeled the Philippines, 25-4, in the second quarter for a 42-19 halftime spread.

Playing together for years now under Brazilian coach Mario Palma, the Jordanese displayed tremendous form and firepower, dominating the Filipinos in the second quarter onwards.

They controlled the boards, rotated the ball methodically and shot well to lead by as many as 34 in the lopsided win that augured well for their title-retention campaign in the tourney.

Palma thought they just played better in this particular game.

“The Philippines is a good team. I don’t think they played their normal game. This is just the first game. They will improve as the tournament goes on,” said Palma.

Jordan dominated the boards, 47-33, and outscored the Philippines, 36-9, from the three-point area.

“We have to find a way to be able to contend with bigger teams. Jordan can shoot well and can play defense. If we can’t run and convert our threes, then we’re in trouble. That’s what happened tonight,” said Guiao.

Veterans Zaid Alkhas, Rasheim Wright and Jamal Almaayta hurt the Philippines the most with the three all finishing in double figures.

Asi Taulava paced the Filipinos with 10.

In earlier games, it was Lebanon over Taipei-B, 93-61, and Korea over Kazakhstan, 75-73.

amdgc82
07-19-2009, 07:39 AM
http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2009-07-19&sec=7&aid=98561

July 19, 2009 08:07 PM Sunday
Jordan routs Powerade-RP in Jones Cup

Games Today
1 p.m. – Kazakhstan vs. Iran
3 p.m. – Japan vs. Lebanon
5 p.m. – Taiwan-B vs. Korea
7 p.m. – RP vs. Taiwan-A

TAIPEI -- The awakening to the truth about international competition couldn’t have been more rude, and the welcome to the 31st staging of the William Jones Cup any more cold for Powerade-Team Pilipinas.

Hoping to showcase to the rest of Asia what they are all about as they set a goal lofty enough to deserve an appearance in the 16th World Championship in Istanbul next year, the Nationals ran smack instead to the harsh realities of global basketball.

Reduced to a bush leaguer in the second quarter where big and bold Jordan racked up 20 straight points to break a tight game open, the RP team fell with a big thud Saturday, 90-59, at the Hsinchuang gymnasium, putting pressure on everybody involved in sending a national team to the 25th FIBA Asia Men’s Championship in Tianjin, China next month.

The Nationals, who started James Yap, Asi Taulava, Gabe Norwood, Kerby Raymundo and Willie Miller, stayed in the game in the first 10 minutes, trailing 17-15, with the promise of a second quarter blast up in the air.

But then came off the bench Rasheim Wright, the 6-4 point guard who terrorized Chot Reyes’ RP team during the 24th FIBA Asia Olympic qualifier in Tokushima, Japan two years ago.

In a flash, the potential for a big first half went up in smoke as the defending champion Jordanians, orchestrated by Wright, cut the Nationals’ defense in shreds, setting bone-jarring screens against the man-to-man and hitting the open man from the outside.

With alarming regularity, the Nationals were caught two or three steps away from a Jordanian in firing position or pinned hapless under the basket by huge post-up presence.

It was 37-15 with three minutes remaining in the half before Jared Dillinger went to the free throw for the first two of four second quarter points to end the long drought, and it was more of the same the rest of the way.

Fast on their feet in challenging shots and covering the middle, the Jordanians, coached by Brazilian firebrand Mario Palma, who made RP coach Yeng Guiao look like an altar boy, had the Nationals starving from the perimeter and under the offensive glass.

The scores

Jordan (90) -- Alkhas 21, Wright 12, Almaayta 10, Abu 9, Daghles 8, Abbas 8, Idais 8, Awadi 6, Hadra 4, Soobzoko 2, Alnajjar 4.

Powerade-RP (59) -- Taulava 10, Raymundo 8, Aguilar 8, Santos 7, Dillinger 6, Yap 6, Arboleda 5, Thoss 4, Miller 3, Norwood 2, De Ocampo 0.

Quarterscores: 17-15; 42-19; 70-41; 90-59.

amdgc82
07-19-2009, 08:04 AM
http://www.tribune.net.ph/sports/20090719spo4.html

Jordan trounces RP in Jones Cup
By Arman Carandang
07/19/2009

TAIPEI — A Powerade-RP team lacking in grit, spunk and cohesiveness absorbed a humiliating 59-90 loss at the hands of Jordan in a sour start that hopefully the Filipinos will be able to avert from spiraling further in the 31st William Jones Cup here.

The Filipinos failed to contain the hefty, tall and fleet-footed Jordanians whose nifty shooting from outside and their barreling drives tolled heavily on the Filipinos to the consternation of handful of overseas Filipino workers that trooped to the Hsinchuang Gymnasium here.

The Filipinos were in the game only in the early goings when Kerby Raymundo came up with a three straight baskets while Paul Asi Taulava added a hook shot and a layup for a 10-6 RP lead.

But as soon as Jordan’s gunner in Ayman Idais sank Jordan’s third triple on the onset, the Filipinos went kaput, fumbling all over the floor as lack of adequate teammanship became evident in the Nationals.

With the Nationals falling prey anew to the same team that shattered their ego in the same tournament last year, there is valid cause for alarm over the true state of the Philippine basketball, so much so that the Nationals are gearing up for the much tougher Fiba Asia Men’s championship in Tianjin, China next month.

While the Jordanians were frolicking from practically every conceivable angle, the RP coaching staff led by head coach Yeng Guiao was always "on its feet" and Guiao for one spent most of the time looking for best combination that could at least stop the Jordanians down low.

The Filipinos’ misfortunes continued, without clear hope of stopping the Jordanians. Worse, the Filipinos went without a basket for a long, long stretch since a triple by Wynne Arboleda had them tying the count at 15-all late in the first quarter.

The Jordanians, on the other hand, were having smooth transition in their plays, and before the Filipinos knew it, Jordan was already nursing a 37-15 lead on a triple by Zaid Al Khas, who was left open from beyond the arc.

"This is our worst defeat. Jordan is a tough contender. If we hope to win in the men’s championship, we have to learn how to beat teams like Jordan," said Guiao.

"Between now and then (Fiba Asia Men’s Championship), we have to do something drastic. We have to do a lot of adjustments," he added. "Jordan is tough team. It shoots very well. They are bigger than we are in every position. We have problem in their size, but we hope we can learn from this game."

RP’s long scoring lull came to an end with a pair of free throws by Jared Dillinger late in the second quarter which was followed by an Arwind Santos jumper, but by then, the Jordanians were safely ahead.

amdgc82
07-19-2009, 08:05 AM
Jordan rips Powerade-RP
By Musong R. Castillo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 05:04:00 07/19/2009
Filed Under: Sport, Basketball

TAIPEI – Powerade-Team Pilipinas got its first taste of high-caliber international competition Saturday night – and felt how a whipping was really like.

Defending champion Jordan, much more fluid and experienced internationally, dealt the Filipinos an unforgiving 90-59 drubbing to open its campaign in the 31st William Jones Cup at the Hsinchuang gymnasium here.

Already with a decided edge in height and heft, the Jordanians showed the Filipinos a thing or two about defense, as they limited their smaller rivals to just four second-quarter points on the way to the rout.

The Philippines avoided becoming the only whipping boy of the first day of hostilities – quite odd for a team that was much-ballyhooed to contend for a second title here with a squad made up of the finest pro stars back home.

Lebanon posted the biggest rout of the inaugurals earlier after ripping Chinese Taipei-B, 93-61, behind 32 points from main star Fadi Al-Khatib.

Coach Yeng Guiao was obviously displeased, but tried his best not to sound alarmed.

“It’s good to lose big at the start, so that the boys will know that they have their work cut out for them,” said Guiao, a first-time national coach who has won several PBA titles.

Only Asi Taulava was able to finish in twin digits for the Philippines with 10.

“We have a lot of adjustments to make,” he said. “If we hope to make it to Turkey [for the World Championship], we should find a way to beat this team. Otherwise, our chances are diminished.

“Between today and Aug. 6 [the start of the World Championship qualifier], we have to do something drastic,” he added.

The Filipinos play Chinese Taipei-A, another pre-tournament favorite, at 7 p.m. Sunday.

“The Philippines is a very good team and I don’t think that it played its normal game,” said Jordanian coach Mario Palma with beer in hand. “Last time we played them, they had more tools, especially the guards who are very good.”

The Philippines played without a legitimate point guard from its original roster, with Jayjay Helterbrand arriving just before tip off together with Mick Pennisi and Cyrus Baguio.

Guiao did not suit them.

Wynne Arboleda, Guiao’s point guard at Burger King whom he tapped to pinch-hit for the injured Helterbrand and Ryan Reyes, hit a triple in the dying seconds of the first period that made it 15-17 before the big drought came.

From that two-point lead, the Jordanians opened it all up with a 20-0 bomb for a 37-15 lead.

The scores:
JORDAN 90—Alkhas 21, Wright 12, Almaayta 10, Shma 9, Daghles 8, Abbas 8, Idais 8, Awadi 6, Hadra 4, Soobzoko 2, Alnajar 2.
POWERADE-PILIPINAS 59—Taulava 10, Aguilar 8, Raymundo 8, Santos 7, Dillinger 6, Yap 6, Arboleda 5, Thoss 4, Miller 3, Norwood 2, De Ocampo 0.
Quarters: 17-15, 42-19, 70-41, 90-59.

The_Big_Cat
07-19-2009, 09:41 AM
31 Points!!! ;D
hmmm me tinatago ka ba coach Yeng? :D


Numero ni Japeth yan sa Western Kentucky. ;D

Schortsanitis
07-19-2009, 10:39 AM
If the team had lost only by a close margin, I would entertain the thought that the coach might be hiding something. But thirty-one (31) points? Besides, the players obviously looked lost out there on the court against the Jordanians.

Take note, that we have not won against those Jordanian basta... whenever we faced them in any major international tournament. We lost close matches to them in the 2007 Jones Cup and 2007 FIBA-Asia Championship, and now we lost by a blowout in the 2009 Jones Cup.

D_I_A
07-19-2009, 11:27 AM
If the team had lost only by a close margin, I would entertain the thought that the coach might be hiding something. But thirty-one (31) points? Besides, the players obviously looked lost out there on the court against the Jordanians.

Take note, that we have not won against those Jordanian basta... whenever we faced them in any major international tournament. We lost close matches to them in the 2007 Jones Cup and 2007 FIBA-Asia Championship, and now we lost by a blowout in the 2009 Jones Cup.


puro kasi pulitika at pa-pogi ang ginagawa ni coach yabyeng eh! tsk! tsk!

mano man lang ibaba muna ang pride!

consult toroman, wala naman mawawala eh.

korn666333
07-19-2009, 11:29 AM
buti pa team ni coach reyes, wew. first five sana norwood, helterbrand, taulava, raymundo and aguilar. palitan si thoss sobrang bagal mag laro, mas magaling pa si rabeh nyan eh.

commissioner eala di ka sana bumaba,

CrossOver
07-19-2009, 01:09 PM
Now coach Yeng see the difference of Local & International game at this time.
This is their 1st international competition a big adjustment need, hindi ko napanood ang laro meron bang stream diyan na pwede mapanood ang game kahapon??
Gusto ko makita if ano talaga inilaro ng RP team at bakit naging tambak. Andiyan naman yung mga dating RP member na may experience na sa Int. competition.

pepman
07-19-2009, 01:14 PM
Kawawang RP, talo tayo sa Jordan ng big margin.

shyboy
07-19-2009, 02:03 PM
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amdgc82
07-19-2009, 06:37 PM
http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/211633/uichico-joins-guiao-bench-jones-cup

Uichico joins Guiao at bench in Jones Cup
By TITO TALAO
July 19, 2009, 4:30pm

Games on Monday
1 p.m. — Lebanon vs Jordan
3 p.m. — RP vs Kazakhstan
5 p.m. — Iran vs Korea
7 p.m. — Taiwan A vs Taiwan B

TAIPEI — Jong Uichico, coach of the Philippine team that came within a heartbeat of challenging Yao Ming and China for the gold medal in the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, arrived here Sunday afternoon, a few hours before Powerade-Team Pilipinas was to face host Taiwan in the 31st William Jones Cup tournament.

The head coach of Jayjay Helterbrand, Cyrus Baguio and the Barangay Ginebra Kings, who battled the San Miguel Beermen through seven games in the Motolite-PBA Fiesta Cup Finals, flew in with assistant Art dela Cruz and proceeded straight to the game at the Hsinchuang gymnasium.

Coming on the heels of a 90-59 humiliation suffered at the hands of defending champion Jordan Saturday, Uichico’s presence should be a stabilizing factor at the sideline, having experienced first-hand the grinding demands of international competition.

The Philippines was up by two points in the waning seconds of the semifinal game seven years ago against host South Korea when Lee Sang-Min let fly a 3-point shot that swished in at the buzzer, denying the country a place in the final against Mainland China.

As a footnote, South Korea went on to beat China for the championship.

Providing insights come game time will not be the sole purpose of Uichico’s arrival though.

Rickie Santos, the PBA’s operations and technical chief, bared that Powerade-Team Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao wants Uichico to have an “active participation” in the deliberation when the 14-man roster is pruned down to the final 12 Monday or Tuesday.

The official lineup will then be sent to the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas for submission to organizers of the 25th FIBA Asia Men’s Championship in Tianjin, China next month.

The Tianjin tourney is the regional qualifier to the 16th World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey in 2010.

Santos, who is in communication with Uichico and PBA commissioner Renauld ‘Sonny’ Barrios, said the Kings mentor pointed to the lack of foreign exposure as the reason for the RP team’s devastating loss on opening day.

“Kailangan na kailangan daw talaga ‘yon, sabi ni coach Jong,” Santos said.

Going up against an overmatched Australian selection, taking on the challenge of two PBA selections, playing a group of American missionaries, and a stint in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association in Medan, so far, have constituted Powerade-RP’s entire tuneup program since it was assembled last November.

“That’s why the Jones Cup is critical for our preparation,” Guiao said before the team’s departure last Thursday. “Through this tournament, we will know if we are on track for Tianjin.”

The Jordan game may have indicated the Nationals are way off.

They missed 17 three-point shots, were outrebounded, 47-33, had 11 less assists, and had nobody scoring more than 10 points after Asi Taulava.

By comparison, the Jordanians, who eliminated the Philippines in the 24th staging of the FIBA Asia Championship in Tokushima, Japan two years ago, converted 12 triples and shot 57 percent from inside the arc, using their size and agility to overwhelm the Nationals.

“We need to put toughness in our game and to have the mentality na hindi na PBA style ang laro rito,” Guiao said. “We have seven more games to get into that mental framework. And I believe that once we make that adjustment, we’ll be able to compete.”

The 31-point loss, Guiao said, can be put in perspective.

“We will know in the next few games whether the players can turn that loss into a source of motivation or discouragement,” he said.

“In a way, it’s also good to allow them to lose in such a way so that they will understand how hard they have to work and how far they still have to go.”

amdgc82
07-19-2009, 07:31 PM
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/167754/RP-5-seeks-to-gain-from-Jongs-experience-in-intl-play

RP 5 seeks to gain from Jong’s experience in int'l play
07/19/2009 | 06:16 PM

MANILA, Philippines - A day after a humiliating 31-point blowout at the hands of Jordan, the Powerade Team Pilipinas immediately got an added reinforcement for its campaign in the 31st Williams Jones Cup tournament in Taipei.

Jong Uichico arrived Sunday afternoon, hoping his presence would be a stabilizing factor at the sideline, having experienced first-hand the grinding demands of international competition.

James Yap, right, and Team Pilipinas got a wakeup call in their 31-point blowout at the hands of Jordan in the ongoing Jones Cup in Taipei. Uichico came in with Art dela Cruz, his assistant coach at Barangay Ginebra, two days after the Kings were dethroned by the San Miguel Beermen in their do-or-die encounter for the Motolite-PBA Fiesta Cup title.

After a brief rest, the two proceeded straight to the Hsinchuang gymnasium where the Nationals are set to face host Taiwan.

Powerade-Team Pilipinas lost its debut game to Jordan, 90-59.

“Kailangan na kailangan daw talaga ‘yon (international exposure), sabi ni coach Jong," PBA operations and technical chief Rickie Santos quoted the Ginebra mentor as saying in the wake of the stunning rout the Nationals suffered on opening day.

Going up against an overmatched Australian selection, taking on the challenge of two PBA selections, playing a group of American missionaries, and a stint in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association in Medan, so far, have constituted Powerade-RP’s entire tune up program since it was assembled last November.

“That’s why the Jones Cup is critical for our preparation," said national mentor Yeng Guiao before the team’s departure last Thursday. “Through this tournament, we will know if we are on track for Tianjin (the Fiba Asia men’s championship)."

Of course, Uichico is no stranger to international competitions, having called the shots for the RP team that came a win short of challenging Yao Ming and China for the Asian Games basketball gold in Busan, South Korea in 2002.

The Philippines was up by two points in the waning seconds of the semifinal game seven years ago against host South Korea when Lee Sang-Min let fly a 3-point shot that swished in at the buzzer, denying the country a place in the final against Mainland China.

As a footnote, South Korea went on to beat China for the championship.

Providing insights come game time will not be the sole purpose of Uichico’s arrival, though.

Santos said Guiao wants Uichico to have an “active participation" in the deliberation when the 14-man roster is pruned down to the final 12 Monday or Tuesday.

The official lineup will then be sent to the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas for submission to organizers of the 25th FIBA Asia Men’s Championship in Tianjin, China next month.

The Tianjin tourney is the regional qualifier to the 16th World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey in 2010.

“We need to put toughness in our game and to have the mentality na hindi na PBA style ang laro rito," Guiao said. “We have seven more games to get into that mental framework. And I believe that once we make that adjustment, we’ll be able to compete." - GMANews.TV

amdgc82
07-19-2009, 07:44 PM
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/sports/2009/07/136_48685.html

Korea Wins Jones Cup Opener
By Kang Seung-woo
Staff Reporter

South Korea won the opening game of the William Jones Cup Tournament after edging Kazakhstan 75-73 in Taiwan, Saturday.

SK Knights forward Kim Min-soo scored 18 points and pulled down seven rebounds and Chung-Ang University center Oh Se-keun, the only college player on the team, had 14 points and eight boards to help the team ― led by acting head coach Kang Jung-soo ― get over the towering Central Asians.

Due to the Korean Basketball League (KBL) foreign player tryout, scheduled for July 22 to 24 in Las Vegas, Korean team boss Hur Jae, who also leads the league champion KCC Egis, is not at the tournament.

Korea has dominated Kazakhstan 10-2 in international fixtures.

The annual tournament is composed of nine teams - Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Japan, Taiwan's national team and second string Team Kwanghwa, and Korea.

The undersized Korean squad offset its disadvantage with perimeter shots by Lee Kyu-sup of the Samsung Thurnders and Kim, and tied at 22-all in the opening quarter.

The Koreans held their opponents scoreless from the field for the first four minutes of the second period, but they didn't take advantage, with their unsharpened shots being often off the rim.

To make matters worse, Yang Hee-jong, who poured in seven points in the quarter, was out after colliding with a Kazakhstan player in an attempt to steal the ball.

The first half saw Korea up 38-37.

Trailing 46-45 with five minutes to go in the third quarter, the Korean team used a full court press and a zone defense in the mix, turning the game over 53-46 with fast breaks.

In the final quarter, Kazakhstan closed within four points with one minute remaining, but point guard and captain Joo Hee-jung, who added 12 points and three assists, stole the ball, and Kim rattled the rim with a two-handed dunk to seal the win.

"We had a tough match-up due to the tall opposition, but the defense won the game," acting coach Kang said.

"I put a priority on testing Kim Joo-sung, who has recovered from injury and Choi Jin-soo, who recently joined the team after playing with Maryland Terrapins in NCAA Division I."

ksw@koreatimes.co.kr

znerai46
07-19-2009, 09:32 PM
Someone with an update of Taiwan A vs. Philippines??? Please! :'(

lekiboy
07-19-2009, 09:42 PM
we lost to TWN A - 86-77...

ang sakit sa mata ni arboleda...kangkarot kasama si thoss... buwisit

D_I_A
07-19-2009, 09:49 PM
we lost to TWN A - 86-77...

ang sakit sa mata ni arboleda...kangkarot kasama si thoss... buwisit


ang nakakatakot dito

baka gamitin itong setbacks sa Jones Cup ng BAP para lalong siraan ang SBP sa FIBA!!!

lekiboy
07-19-2009, 09:53 PM
we lost to TWN A - 86-77...

ang sakit sa mata ni arboleda...kangkarot kasama si thoss... buwisit


ang nakakatakot dito

baka gamitin itong setbacks sa Jones Cup ng BAP para lalong siraan ang SBP sa FIBA!!!


30-14 1st Q....we even trailed 12-0...

D_I_A
07-19-2009, 10:08 PM
Guiao deciphers RP-Powerade’s Jones Cup chances

By Arman Carandang

Daily Tribune

07/20/2009



TAIPEI — A sound mind in a sound body.

This, in a nutshell, was what national coach Yeng Guiao stressed yesterday as he dutifully tried to find out what can be done for the Powerade-RP team would land in the "thick of things," in the 31st William Jones Cup, and probably in the much-tougher Fiba Asian Men’s basketball tournament.

"We need to put toughness in our game and to have the mentality na hindi na PBA style ang laro rito," said Guiao moments before the Nationals’ game with Taiwan -A’s team at the Hsinchuang gymnasium here.

Guiao issued the statement in reaction to the 31-point loss the Filipinos absorbed at the hands of Jordan on opening day of the nine-nation tournament Saturday which is, as has often been said, the Nationals’ preparation for much-tougher tournament next month in China.

"Jordan has been playing for quite a long time and their dedication is always there, and that their preparation has always been for this kind of tournament, for competition."

The Filipinos, on the other hand, have less than a year in preparation, with this annual Jones Cup being their first "real" international exposure, as differentiated from the SEABA which they swept, but can not be considered a gauge," Guiao said.

Nonetheless, Guiao was candid enough to add that the Filipinos’ loss to Jordan could mean two things: "Either it discourages them (players) or motivates them."

"In a way, it’s also good to allow them (Nationals) to lose in such a way so that they will understand how hard they have to work and how far they still have to go," said Guiao. "We have seven more games to get into that mental framework. And I believe that once we make that adjustment, we’ll be able to compete."

"We will know in the next few games whether the players can turn that loss into a source of motivation or discouragement," said Guiao, although half of his team here does not really have international exposure.

This developed as Jong Uichico, coach of the Philippine team that came within a heartbeat of challenging Yao Ming and China for the gold medal in the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, arrived here Sunday afternoon to join the coaching staff.

The head coach of Jayjay Helterbrand, Cyrus Baguio and the Barangay Ginebra Kings, who battled the San Miguel Beermen through seven games in the Motolite-PBA Fiesta Cup Finals, flew in with assistant Art dela Cruz and proceeded straight to the game at the Hsinchuang gymnasium.

Uichico, hopefully, would provide a "stabilizing factor" for the Nationals, owing to his experience in international competitions.

Rickie Santos, the PBA’s operations and technical chief, bared that Guiao wanted Uichico to have an "active participation" in the deliberation when the 14-man roster is pruned to the final 12 Monday or Tuesday so that the official lineup could be readily sent by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to the organizers of the 25th Fiba Asia Men’s championship in Tianjin, China next month.

lekiboy
07-19-2009, 10:18 PM
replay
http://punchsports.blogspot.com/2009/07/watch-powerade-team-pilipinas-vs-taiwan.html

amdgc82
07-19-2009, 10:29 PM
Standing as of July 19
Korea 2-0
Lebanon 2-0
Taiwan 2-0
Jordan 1-0
Iran 1-0
Japan 0-2
Philippines 0-2
Kazakhstan 0-2
Taiwan 2nd0-2

amdgc82
07-19-2009, 10:31 PM
http://www.sportsnews.ph

RP SHOWS END-GAME FLAWS IN LOSS TO C. TAIPEI (UPDATED)
dennis PRINCIPE
Sunday, 19 July 2009

THE Philippines suffered a frustrating 86-77 loss to Chinese-Taipei in the ongoing 31st William Jones Cup Sunday night at the Hsinchuang gym in Taipei.

With the Filipinos down 72-75, Arwind Santos missed a hurried three-pointer with still 2:40 to play. The Taiwanese converted a three-pointer in the next play that seemed to have made the Filipinos fluster and lose their poise.

Coming back from 16 points down in the second half, Team RP leveled thrice in the final six minutes – 68-all on a vicious slam by Japeth Aguilar, 70-all on Wynne Arboleda’s driving layup, and 72-all on free throws by Kerby Raymundo with 3:01 to go.

Two successive traveling violations called on the Nationals after Arboleda’s basket denied them go-ahead opportunities, and the host regained their touch following the last deadlock.

Taiwan, which scored the game’s first 12 points and was up 30-14 after 10 minutes, strung nine straight points from there, highlighted by a corner 3-point shot from Yang Chin-Min to seal their second win and the Philippines’ consecutive defeat in the 9-team competition held in honor of the founding secretary-general of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

A 12-0 run keyed by 3-pointers from James Yap and Cyrus Baguio brought the Nationals within 62-60 with 2:04 left in the third quarter but couldn’t muster the needed to energy to get past the gritty Taiwanese.

Seemingly unable to defend for the whole of 24 minutes in the first half, the RP team trailed early as the host riddled the Nationals’ shabby resistance with 11 triples.

But Powerade-RP came firing for the third quarter, and a renewed defensive effort helped chip away at the double-digit deficit.

In earlier games, South Korea and Lebanon picked up their second straight victories, while Iran, the defending FIBA Asia champion, debuted with flourish.

The Koreans shook off tenacious Taiwan-B, 101-93, while Lebanon, with Fadih El-Khatib pouring 33 points, dumped Japan, 90-81.

Iran, getting 28 points from 6-foot-4 Nikkah Bahrami, trounced Kazakhstan, 79-56.

The Philippines takes on Kazakhstan at 4 p.m. Monday in a battle of winless teams.

SCORES:

TAIWAN 86 – Tien 21, Yang C.M. 14, Yang C.Y. 14, Chang 8, Lee 8, Chen 8, Chen S.N. 7, Lin 2, Hsu 2, Wu 2.

POWERADE RP 77 – Miller 15, Raymundo 12, Yap 12, Santos 10, Aguilar 10, Baguio 7, Arboleda 4, De Ocampo 2, Norwood 2, Dillinger 2, Taulava 1, Thoss 0.

Quarters: 30-14; 53-38; 65-62; 86-77

amdgc82
07-19-2009, 10:48 PM
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/167765/Jones-Cup-hosts-deal-Team-Pilipinas-2nd-loss

Jones Cup hosts deal Team Pilipinas’ 2nd loss
07/19/2009 | 10:21 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Powerade-Team Pilipinas found itself at the losing end for the second straight game in the 31st William Jones Cup tournament, bowing to host Chinese-Taipei, 86-77, Sunday at the Hsinchuang gymnasium in Taipei.

The Nationals rallied back from 16 points down in the second half, and leveled thrice in the final six minutes – 68-all on a vicious slam by Japeth Aguilar, 70-all on Wynne Arboleda’s driving layup, and 72-all on free throws by Kerby Raymundo with 3:01 to go.

However, two successive traveling violations called on them after Arboleda’s basket denied them go-ahead opportunities and the hosts regained their touch following the last deadlock.

Taiwan, which scored the game’s first 12 points and was up 30-14 after 10 minutes, strung nine straight points from there, highlighted by a corner 3-point shot from Yang Chin-Min to seal its second win and the Philippines’ second consecutive defeat in the nine-team competition.

The Nationals got routed by Jordan on opening day, 90-59.

A 12-0 run keyed by 3-pointers from James Yap and Cyrus Baguio brought the Nationals within 62-60 with 2:04 left in the third quarter but they couldn’t muster the needed energy to get past the gritty Taiwanese.

Two missed foul shots by Baguio down the stretch slammed the door on Team RP.

Seemingly unable to defend in the first half, the RP team trailed early as the host riddled the Nationals’ shabby resistance with 11 triples.

But RP came in firing for the third quarter, and a renewed defensive effort helped chip away at the double-digit deficit.

Again, however, it was the RP team's abysmal shooting that did it in as the Nationals missed 18 three-point shots overall. – GMANews.TV

The Scores:

Chinese-Taipei A 86 – Tien 21, Yang C.M. 14, Yang C.Y. 14, Chang 8, Lee 8, Chen 8, Chen S.N. 7, Lin 2, Hsu 2, Wu 2.

Team Pilipinas 77 – Miller 15, Raymundo 12, Yap 12, Santos 10, Aguilar 10, Baguio 7, Arboleda 4, De Ocampo 2, Norwood 2, Dillinger 2, Taulava 1, Thoss 0.

Quarterscores: 30-14; 53-38; 65-62; 86-77

digitalsuperman
07-19-2009, 10:51 PM
sana naman ma sweep nilang lahat nang remaining games..

D_I_A
07-19-2009, 10:57 PM
sana naman ma sweep nilang lahat nang remaining games..


medyo pahirapan na ito digitalsuperman, mahirap umasa sa team na walang preparation...

lekiboy
07-19-2009, 11:16 PM
very very slow on defending the perimeter...tsk tsk.. hirap na hirapsa SONA...hew! ang dami pang kakainin nitong team na to...and again, they are professionals...

Schortsanitis
07-20-2009, 12:25 AM
sana naman ma sweep nilang lahat nang remaining games..


'Sana tayo ang hindi ma "sweep"' LOL

joelex
07-20-2009, 01:25 AM
then again chot reyes' 2007 team fared a lot better in this tournament but failed when it mattered most.

Schortsanitis
07-20-2009, 01:47 AM
Its even worst to not only fail in the FIBA-Asia Championships, AND the Jones Cup also.

digitalsuperman
07-20-2009, 06:30 AM
sana naman ma sweep nilang lahat nang remaining games..


medyo pahirapan na ito digitalsuperman, mahirap umasa sa team na walang preparation...

hehe..oo nga pero sana naman meron silang maipakitang kalidad naman alang2x man lang sa mga OFW natin na sumusuporta sa kanila.. ang laki2x na nga nang mga sweldo nang mga yan didto tapos kulelat pala..heheh.

amdgc82
07-20-2009, 06:34 AM
http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=488439&publicationSubCategoryId=69

Taiwan hands RP five second bitter loss
By Nelson Beltran Updated July 20, 2009 12:00 AM

TAIPEI - Powerade Team Pilipinas continued to grope for form and suffered a second straight defeat at the hands of Taiwan Team A in the 31st William Jones Cup basketball competition at the Hsinchuang Gymnasium here last night.

The hosts, quarterfinalists in the 2007 FIBA-Asia championship in Tokushima, Japan, displayed sleek shooting, firing 14 three-pointers to pull off an 86-77 win over the struggling RP squad.

The Taiwanese bombed away 11 triples as they pounced on the Filipinos’ shaky defense in the first half, taking control early before weathering an RP team rally for a second straight win following a three-point triumph over Japan Saturday.

For Powerade-RP, it’s another learning experience and another wake-up call following the 31-point blowout by Jordan on opening day.

The Taiwanese made the Filipinos pay a price for their flat start.

The hosts scored the first 12 points of the contest, raced to an 18-point lead at 38-19 and showed poise and confidence in overcoming an RP team chase in the second half.

“We had a chance to win the game coming from 19 points down. We’re able to tie the game but we didn’t get the breaks in the end,” rued RP team coach Yeng Guiao.

“The game showed we have a problem with the officiating. It’s far different from the FIBA calls we’re used to in the Philippines. We’re confused. But if that’s the way it’s called, then we have to adjust,” Guiao added.

“Overall, our performance tonight was a big improvement from last night (against Jordan). The good part about it was that the boys put up a real good fight in the third and fourth quarters.”

The Filipinos waged a fierce comeback, pulling even thrice midway through the fourth quarter before sputtering again at the finish.

Kerby Raymundo buried two free throws to tie the count, 72-all, for the last time then the Taiwanese answered with an 11-to-nothing run to finish off the Filipinos.

Tien Lei converted four of six three-point attempts, the last capping their decisive endgame spurt.

Curiously, Tien alone beat the entire RP team in three-point shooting as, for the second straight night, the Filipinos could only make three treys.

The Nationals struggled on outside shots with their best shooters -- Mick Pennisi, Ryan Reyes and Jayjay Helterbrand -- out with injuries.

Earlier, Lebanon and South Korea notched second straight wins while reigning Fiba-Asia championship titlist Iran debuted with flourish.

Lebanon, with another highly productive performance from main man Fadih El-Khatib, drubbed Japan, 90-81, while Korea overcame a tough challenge by Taiwan-B, 101-93.

amdgc82
07-20-2009, 07:04 AM
http://businessmirror.com.ph/home/sports/13386-either-discouraged-or-motivated.html

Either discouraged or motivated
Sports
Written by Joel Orellana / Reporter
Monday, 20 July 2009 01:59

TAIPEI—Head coach Yeng Guiao admitted the Powerade-Team Pilipinas flunked the first part of their first “real test” in the William Jones Cup at the Hsinchuang Gymaniusm.

The Filipinos absorbed a humiliating 59-90 loss to defending champion Jordan at the start of the annual international cagefest on Saturday night, raising pessimism over the Philippine team’s capability to overcome tougher foes in the continental championship in Tianjin, China, next month.

But Yeng and company are hoping to start proving doubters wrong as they take on home team Taiwan-A in their game on Sunday night. They battle Kazakhstan at 3 p.m. on Monday.

“Two things, it’s either we are discouraged by this loss or be motivated and put some sense of urgency to the players,” Guiao said over breakfast on Sunday at the Sunworld Dynasty Hotel.

“But in a way, it’s also good to allow them to lose in such a way that they will understand how hard they have to work and how far they still have to go,” he added.

The nationals had a good first quarter, fighting the Jordanians toe to toe and trailed by two, 15-17, before the Filipinos were overpowered in the next quarter, 25-4.

Guiao, who never had a complete team practice for the Jones Cup because some of the players were either on vacation or were focused on the recent Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Fiesta Cup finals, is now looking forward to the next seven games which would test their preparedness for the August 6 to 16 Fiba-Asia Championship in Tianjin, the qualifying event for next year’s World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey.

“Sa palagay ko, mas marami ang adjustment ng players, particularly sa mental toughness na dapat alam ng players na hindi na PBA ito,” said Guiao, whose wards were burned by 12 triples from the Jordanians, led by Zaid Alkhas who had six treys. Jordan also outrebounded the Filipinos, 47-33.

“Sa PBA kasi, they are protected by the excessive contacts. Dito talaga, hindi tatawagan and there were moments the players were waiting for the calls from the referees. It’s really the mental aspect of it,” he added.

Even Jordan coach Mario Palma was surprised with the Filipinos’ dismal performance.

“The Philippines is a good team,” he said. “This is just the first game and I expect them to play much better. They did not play the way they can normally play.”

Asi Taulava, the most veteran on the team, was the only player in double figures for the Philippines with 10 as the Jordanians, who eliminated the Filipinos in the 2007 Fiba-Asia qualifier for the Beijing Olympics in Tokushima, Japan, used their height to the fullest in manhandling the shorter RP 5.

One bright spot in the loss was the performance of Japeth Aguilar, the youngest in the team at 22 and the latest addition to the pool besides Wynne Arboleda, who is playing in place of the injured Ryan Reyes and Jayjay Helterbrand.

“Kayang-kaya niyang umatake at ang maganda sa kanya, kapag pinapagalitan mo, he’s responding to the challenge,” said Guiao of the six-foot-nine forward who had eight points, six rebounds and two blocks in his international debut.

“Sa tingin ko, puwedeng-puwede si Japeth dito,” he added.

The lack of international exposure showed in the team’s first game. Guiao said half of the players have not tasted the international brand of play.

“We have seven more games to learn the style and physical nature of the game,” he said.

Taulava, Helterbrand, Gabe Norwood, Kerby Raymundo and Mick Pennisi played in the 2007 Fiba-Asia tournament in Japan, with James Yap and Ranidel de Ocampo as reserves.

amdgc82
07-20-2009, 07:07 AM
http://businessmirror.com.ph/home/sports/13385-jong-in-taipei-upon-yengs-request.html

Jong in Taipei upon Yeng’s request
Sports
Monday, 20 July 2009 01:57

TAIPEI—Yeng Guiao has called for backup.

Not because he needs a hand calling the shots for Powerade-Team Pilipinas, but to help him pick the final lineup for the team that will see action in next month’s International Basketball Federation (Fiba)-Asia Men’s Championship in Tianjin, China.

Jong Uichico, who had little time to let the wounds heal after his Barangay Ginebra’s bitter loss to sister team San Miguel Beer in the recent Fiesta Conference finals, arrived here on Sunday.

According to Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) operations chief Rickie Santos, Guiao requested Uichico, his former teammate at La Salle Greenhills and a former national team coach, to have an “active participation” in pruning down the 15-man roster to 12.

The coaching staff, together with PBA commissioner Sonny Barrios who will arrive here on Tuesday, will meet either on Monday or Tuesday to name the composition of the team for the Tianjin meet set from August 6 to 16.

“Coach Yeng personally requested coach Jong to have an active participation in the selection process,” said Santos.

The Fiba-Asia’s deadline for rosters for the World Championship qualifier is on July 22 and the PBA will send its Final 12 through the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

Guiao would drop two players from the current roster. Kelly Williams was already scratched because of a blood disorder.

Wynne Arboleda, the latest addition for this Jones Cup tournament, was not part of the 15-man roster the PBA submitted to the Fiba-Asia organizers. He was informed of his status before the team left for Taipei.

Uichico, whose Philippine squad nearly made it to the finals of the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea, told Santos the team’s lack of international exposure was the reason the Filipinos lost by a big margin to the Jordanians.

“’Yung Jordan team wala naman silang PBA tulad natin so expected mo na ganoon sila ka-cohesive as a team,” said Guiao.

“Now, it is a challenge to the players to adjust to the international brand of play because majority of the players on the team have no experience at all sa ganito. Malaking difference ’yung laro at kapag tournament proper na,” he added.

Uichico could help Guiao in identifying the players who can live up to the challenge because of his international experience.

After Busan, Uichico was tabbed by Chot Reyes to be one of his deputies in the 2007 Fiba-Asia qualifier where the country finished ninth.

Uichico will also scout Japan and South Korea, teams that are bracketed with the Philippines in Tianjin. Joel Orellana

amdgc82
07-20-2009, 07:15 AM
http://sports.inquirer.net/sportsevents/sportsevents/view/20090720-216284/Jordan-rout-of-RP-stumps-local-scribes

Jordan rout of RP stumps local scribes
By Musong R. Castillo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 01:02:00 07/20/2009

Filed Under: Basketball

TAIPEI— Did the Philippines really play to lose—and lose big—against Jordan in its Jones Cup debut Saturday night, and maybe keep its Fiba-Asia opponents in the dark about its real worth?

That was the question that sportswriters from this progressive city tried asking a five-publication team that came from the Philippines to cover the prestigious event.

“We just don’t think that it was normal for the Philippines to play that way,” said Chen Chin-hung, a veteran reporter from the Youth Daily News Service, who had also visited Manila several times to cover the Taiwanese athletes in different events.

The Philippines, a three-time champion here which sent its finest professional stars back home, was mangled into submission by the heftier, taller and talented Jordanians, 90-59.

“So tell us,” Chen said, asking the question for his group: “Did you come here to not win at all?”

He tried so hard to get an answer that would confirm their suspicion because it could have been the angle that they were trying to work on. As Jones Cup veterans, even the Taiwanese couldn’t believe what they just saw.

* * *

It seems that Chen’s question has some bearing, since most of the countries represented here, except Jordan in all likelihood, are not playing to their true potential in order to conceal their “aces” for the Fiba-Asia qualifying in Tianjin, China, next month.

In fact, even the home team, which prevailed narrowly over Japan Saturday night, used its 7-foot ace, the pony-tailed Tseng Wen-ting, sparingly like the Japanese, who reportedly did not even bother taking their 7-foot-2 center to this tournament.

* * *

Coach Yeng Guiao will name his final 12-man roster for the Tianjin event on July 22, the deadline set by the Fiba, and he is worried that this might leak in some way and dishearten some of his players here who won’t make it.

And from the way he talked over breakfast at the Sunworld Dynasty Hotel, he still isn’t sure who will be dropped.

Guiao also said that their stint in this nine-nation tournament, aside from playing to win, is to be able to see how Korea and Japan play, since the two countries belong to the Philippine bracket in Tianjin.

Sri Lanka is the fourth team in the group.

amdgc82
07-20-2009, 07:35 AM
http://www.malaya.com.ph/jul20/spor3.htm

Yeng sees silver lining in defeat

TAIPEI. – Coach Yeng Guiao sees a silver lining in the Powerade-Team Pilipinas’ humiliating 90-59 defeat to defending champion Jordan last Saturday in the 31st William Jones Cup tournament here.

"We will know in the next few games whether the players can turn that loss into a source of motivation or discouragement," he said. "In a way, it’s also good to allow them to lose in such a way so they will understand how hard they have to work and how far they still have to go."

The Nationals were set to battle host Taiwan at 7 p.m. Sunday, with Guiao saying they have to display mental toughness.

"We need to put toughness in our game and to have the mentality na hindi na PBA style ang laro rito," Guiao stressed. "We have seven more games to get into that mental framework. And I believe that once we make that adjustment, we’ll be able to compete."

Meanwhile, Jong Uichico, coach of the Philippine team that came within a heartbeat of challenging Yao Ming and China for the gold medal in the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, arrived here Sunday afternoon.

Uichico flew in with assistant Art dela Cruz and proceeded straight to the game at the Hsinchuang gymnasium.

Rickie Santos, the PBA’s operations and technical chief, said Guiao wants Uichico to have an "active participation" in the deliberations when the 14-man roster is pruned down to the final 12 Monday or Tuesday.

Schortsanitis
07-20-2009, 01:52 PM
From the "Pasaway News Network (PNN)":



"Pasaway News Network (PNN) - This is the third day in the ongoing DEBACLE of the RP National Team's stint in the 2009 William Jones Cup Tournament, as the Philippines prepares for another day of punishment and humiliation at the hands of the tall and skilled Cental Asian National Team of Kazakhstan. The Kazakhs, with their natural advantage in height, prepare to dish out another painful game to the struggling RP National Team.

To the Kazakhs, we beg of you, for the love of everything that is decent, please do NOT trample us so much like what the Jordanians did to us. We have had enough trauma already from those big, Middle Eastern guys, thus we beg our Central Asian cousins to spare us more trauma. Please, please, please, please, we promise to be good and nice to countries like Laos in our next basketball game with them."

sabati
07-20-2009, 06:30 PM
Philippines vs Kazakhstan Full Game Video (1st win of RP team in Jonescup 2009)

http://cyberavenue.blogspot.com/2009/07/jonescup-2009-philippines-vs-kazakhstan.html

amdgc82
07-20-2009, 07:43 PM
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/sports/2009/07/136_48750.html

07-20-2009 17:00
Korea Wins Again at Jones Cup
By Kang Seung-woo
Staff Reporter

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/upload/news/090720_p20_korea.jpg
Kim Min-soo

The South Korean men's basketball team defeated Taiwan's second-string team Kwanghwa 101-93 Sunday to start the William Jones Cup 2-0.

Dongbu Promy forward Kim Joo-sung was not far off a triple-double with 20 points, eight rebounds and seven blocked shots and was perfect from the field, while swingman Lee Kyu-sup of the Samsung Thunders scored 23 points including three 3-pointers to hold off the young Taiwanese squad's late charge.

SK Knights forward Kim Min-soo, whose 18 points and seven boards helped Korea down Kazakhstan 75-73 in the opening game on Saturday, added 22 points and 14 rebounds.

As of Sunday, Korea leads the nine-team tournament with Lebanon.

Taiwan came out with an 8-0 run to begin the game but Korea overcame its slow start and finished the first quarter ahead 29-21 on 3-pointers by point guard Yang Dong-geun and Lee.

They cruised to a 40-33 lead with five minutes to go in the second period, but sloppy mistakes from the Korean side allowed Taiwan to take a 43-42 lead, and a couple of 3-pointers pushed Taiwan's lead to 54-49 at halftime.

Taiwan was led by Tsai Chun-min, who scored 12 of his 22 points in the first half and ended with 20 rebounds in the game. Taiwan sank eight from beyond the arc and also notched six steals in grabbing the halftime lead.

But a regrouped Korean team came out for the second half led by acting coach Kang Jung-soo. They regained a 61-60 lead midway through the third and ended the quarter ahead 78-71, boosted by a 3-pointer from Joo Hee-jung with 20 seconds remaining.

The Taiwan team, with its focus on outside shooting, cut the lead to 91-86 but substitute Kang Byung-hyun drained two from downtown and Kim Joo-sung and Lee scored down low to seal the win.

``We were plagued by Taiwan's quickness, but it will be helpful in the next games,'' Kim Joo-sung said.

ksw@koreatimes.co.kr

amdgc82
07-20-2009, 08:19 PM
http://images.gmanews.tv/gmanewstvlogo.jpg
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/167808/RP-five-stops-bleeding-with-win-over-Kazakhstan

RP five stops bleeding with win over Kazakhs
07/20/2009 | 06:47 PM

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Japeth Aguilar, left, and Team Pilipinas restored a measure of pride by getting their first win in the Jones Cup in Taipei.

MANILA, Philippines - The bleeding finally stopped for Powerade-Team Pilipinas.

After two straight losses, the Nationals finally rebounded with a vengeful 85-67 win over Kazakhstan, their first in the 31st William Jones Cup tournament Monday at the Hsinchuang gym in Taipei.

Willie Miller led the RP team with 13 points, five rebounds and five assists backstopped by Ranidel de Ocampo, who added 11 points on a 5-of-6 clip, and 6-foot-10 Japeth Aguilar, who punctuated the breakout win with a number of rim-bending dunks.

The victory restored a measure of respect for the Nationals, who suffered one of their worst beatings at the hands of the defending champion Jordanians – a 31-point loss Saturday – and a heartbreaker to host Taiwan Sunday.

“We’re just happy to win," said national coach Yeng Guiao. “The important thing is we’re improving everyday, and we hope to get better in the next few games."

The Philippines takes on long-time Asian rival Japan at 3 p.m. Tuesday in a battle of teams bracketed in Group A of the 25th FIBA Asia Men’s Championship in Tianjin, China next month.

“Am I happy? Not totally because we lost our first two games in a bad way," Guiao said. “But the prospects are good. Ang importante, may laban tayo sa Japan at Korea. We’ll focus on that first."

After Lebanon on Wednesday, the Nationals face South Korea, which barely scraped past Kazakhstan, 75-73, in the opener.

JayJay Helterbrand returned after sitting out the first two games, putting aside tenseness in his left thigh in contributing seven points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 17 minutes.

Oleg Kiselev, one of the Kazakhstan coaches, complimented the RP team’s aggressive running game and second half zone defense.

“They showed fantastic basketball. We couldn’t handle their fast break game," Kiselev said through an interpreter. “We also struggled against their zone and we couldn’t fight till the end of the game."

The Kazakhs are bringing with them three additional players to the Tianjin tournament – two big men and a point guard – and could face the Philippines again if both of them reach the quarterfinal round.

No Philippine team has beaten Kazakhstan dating back to the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games where it lost to Tim Cone’s RP-Centennial squad.

The Kazakhs beat out the Nationals for third place in the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, a game the RP team went through will little emotion after losing to South Korea in the semifinal on a buzzer-beating 3-point shot by Lee Sang-Min.

A far cry from the nature of their first two starts, the Nationals came out blazing, opening a 22-12 lead in the first quarter on the way to several 20-point spreads, the last on a De Ocampo fast break layup, 78-58, with four minutes left. - GMANews.TV

The Scores:

Philippines 85 - Miller 13, Aguilar 11, De Ocampo 11, Yap 9, Thoss 8, Norwood 7, Helterbrand 7, Baguio 6, Raymundo 6, Santos 5, Dillinger 2, Taulava 0.

Kazakhstan 67 - Dmitriy 23, Alexandr 16, Rustam 12, Vselovod 12, Ivan 2, Roman 2, Ilya 0, Voyeikov 0.

Quarterscores: 22-12, 45-36, 67-53, 85-67

amdgc82
07-20-2009, 08:37 PM
http://www.sportsnews.ph/

RP SCORES FIRST WIN AGAINST WINLESS KAZAKHSTAN
Monday, 20 July 2009
dennis PRINCIPE

TAIPEI – Stripped bare by Jordan and pushed to the brink by Taiwan in its first two outings, Powerade-Team Pilipinas rebounded with vengeful resolve Monday, blasting Kazakhstan, 85-67, in the 31st William Jones Cup tournament at the Hsinchuang gym.

The victory restored a measure of respect for the Nationals who suffered one of their worst beatings at the hands of the defending champion Jordanians – a 31-point loss Saturday – and a heartbreaker to host Taiwan Sunday.

Willie Miller, stepping up at the point guard spot while Jayjay Helterbrand feels his way back from a hamstring pull, led the RP team with 13 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Ranidel de Ocampo, 5 of 6 from the floor, added 11 points, along with 6-foot-10 Japeth Aguilar, who punctuated the breakout win with a number of rim-bending dunks.

“We’re just happy to win,” said national coach Yeng Guiao. “The important thing is we’re improving everyday, and we hope to get better in the next few games.”

The Philippines takes on long-time Asian rival Japan at 3 p.m. Tuesday in a battle of teams bracketed in Group A of the 25th FIBA Asia Men’s Championship in Tianjin, China next month.

“Am I happy? Not totally because we lost our first two games in a bad way,” Guiao said. “But the prospects are good. Ang importante, me laban tayo sa Japan at Korea. We’ll focus on that first.”

After Lebanon on Wednesday, the Nationals face South Korea, which barely scraped past Kazakhstan, 75-73, in the opener.

Helterbrand returned after sitting out the first two games, putting aside tenseness in his left thigh in contributing seven points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 17 minutes.

“It feels good to be back trying to help my RP teammates,” said Helterbrand, his thigh wrapped in an icepack.

Oleg Kiselev, one of the Kazakhstan coaches, complimented the RP team’s aggressive running game and second half zone defense.

“They showed fantastic basketball. We couldn’t handle their fast break game,” Kiselev said through an interpreter. “We also struggled against their zone and we couldn’t fight till the end of the game.”

The Kazakhs are bringing with them to the Tianjin tournament three additional players – two big men and a point guard – and could face the Philippines again if both of them reach the quarterfinal round.

No Philippine team has beaten Kazakhstan dating back to the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games where it lost to Tim Cone’s RP-Centennial squad.

The Kazakhs beat out the Nationals for third place in the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, a game the RP team went through will little emotion after losing to South Korea in the semifinal on a buzzer-beating 3-point shot by Lee Sang-Min.

A far cry from the nature of their first two starts, the Nationals came out blazing, opening a 22-12 lead in the first quarter on the way to several 20-point spreads, the last on a De Ocampo fast break layup, 78-58, with four minutes left.

In an earlier game, defending champion Jordan double-teamed the prolific Fadih El-Khatib throughout in a 73-63 victory over Lebanon for its second straight win.

After scoring an average 32.5 points in their first two wins, the veteran Lebanese forward was held down to 14 points on 5 of 14 shooting.

Scores:

POWERADE-RP 85 – Miller 13, Aguilar 11, De Ocampo 11, Yap 9, Thoss 8, Norwood 7, Helterbrand 7, Baguio 6, Raymundo 6, Santos 5, Dillinger 2, Taulava 0.

KAZAKHSTAN 67 – Dmitriy 23, Alexandr 16, Rustam 12, Vselovod 12, Ivan 2, Roman 2, Ilya 0, Voyeikov 0.

Quarters: 22-12, 45-36, 67-53, 85-67

***

NOTES: Brazilian Mario Palma, the Jordan coach, points to China, Iran and Lebanon as the teams to beat in the FIBA-Asia World Championship qualifier in Tianjin…Lebanon mentor Dragan Raca says 6-foot-10 American naturalized player Jackson Vroman is arriving Tuesday in time for the game against Kazakhstan. He also confirmed Lebanon is proceeding straight to the Philippines after the Jones Cup for two tuneup games against a non-PBA team…Former national coach Jong Uichico, who arrived Sunday afternoon, believes there is no reason to panic despite consecutive losses to Jordan and Taiwan.

amdgc82
07-20-2009, 10:00 PM
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RP-Powerade rebounds with rout of Kazakhstan
By Arman Carandang
07/21/2009

TAIPEI — The win that is hard to come by for the training but fumbling Powerade RP team finally came yesterday as the Filipinos whipped Kazakhstan, 85-67, in the 31st William Jones Cup basketball championship at the Hsichuang Gymnasium here.

The Filipinos decked the Kazakhstan five right off, putting their dizzying running game and zone defense in motion which Kazakhstan’s coach Oleg Kiselev said "they failed to overcome."

With Willie Miller, James Yap and Japeth Aguilar alternated on scoring at the breaks, the Filipinos built a 17-7 spread late in the first quarter, enough for them to cushion the impact of Kazakhstan rallies in the succeeding quarters.

"We’re happy; after two losses we finally won. The important thing is as long as we are improving everyday, I think we’ll be okay in this tournament," said national coach Yeng Guiao, sporting some smiles as he made his way to the press room for the post-game interview.

All of the players Guiao fielded in contributed significantly at both ends, save for Paul Asi Talava who had three rebounds and no basket. The rest all scored, with Miller providing steady fires to finish with 13 points while slam dunking Aguilar and De Ocampo added 11 points each in a marksmanship not seen in their first two outings.

Instead, the win restored the Filipinos pride after being mowed down by Jordan 59-90 (on opening day), and a heartbreaker from Taiwan-B, 77-86 (Sunday).

For the first time yesterday, Jayjay Helterbrand played for the team — although sparingly used — despite being hampered by a pulled hamstring. His quarterbacking gave the team the needed stabilizing factor in setting up the plays. He finished with seven points.

"We had difficulty adjusting to the condition and to the rules, but we’re hoping we can get the team to play a lot better in the next games," said Guiao.

True enough, the Filipinos committed 41 errors, mostly traveling violations which hampered the team’s offensive stance and which somehow allowed Kazakhstan to turn the game closer, but the Filipinos just would not give up.

"Ang mahalaga dito, we’re getting the used to the brand of play," added Guiao

The Philippines takes on long-time Asian rival Japan at 3 p.m. Tuesday in a battle of teams bracketed in Group A of the 25th Fiba Asia Men’s Championship in Tianjin, China next month.

"Am I happy? Not totally because we lost our first two games in a bad way," Guiao said. "But the prospects are good. Ang importante, me laban tayo sa Japan at Korea. We’ll focus on those games first."

After Lebanon (on Wednesday), the Filipinos will face South Korea, which barely escaped the same Kazakhstan team, 75-73, in the opener.

Guiao and the nationals earned kind words from Oleg Kiselev, one of the Kazakhstan coaches, who admitted his team failed to contain the Filipinos’ running game and the tenacious zone defense.

"They showed fantastic basketball. We couldn’t handle their fast break game," said Kiselev through an interpreter. "We also struggled against their zone and we couldn’t fight till the end of the game."

The Kazakhs are bringing with them to the Tianjin tournament three additional players — two big men and a point guard — and could face the Philippines again if both of them reach the quarterfinal round.

No Philippine team has beaten Kazakhstan dating back to the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games where it lost to Tim Cone’s RP-Centennial squad.

The Kazakhs beat out the Nationals for third place in the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, a game the RP team went through will little emotion after losing to South Korea in the semifinal on a buzzer-beating 3-point shot by Lee Sang-Min.

Earlier, defending champion Jordan picked up its second win, beating Lebanon, 73-63 in a game where the Jordanians emplyed a double-teaming defense on the prolific Fadih El-Khatib, who was held to just 14 points after scoring an average of 32.5 points in the first two outings.

digitalsuperman
07-20-2009, 10:05 PM
i saw the game..and the boys showed toughness on their game and despite the size discrepancy we were able to rebound just enough. the boys showed promise and i hope they show the same over the other games left in this tournament..also i noticed na hindi nila masyadong ginagamit kamay nila..diba sa jones cup allowed naman yung handcheck?

amdgc82
07-20-2009, 10:08 PM
http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/211844/poweraderp-notches-1st-victory

Powerade-RP notches 1st victory
By TITO TALAO
July 20, 2009, 6:55pm

Games Tuesday
1 p.m. — Kazakhstan vs Lebanon
3 p.m. — Japan vs RP
5 p.m. — Taiwan-B vs Iran
7 p.m. — Jordan vs Taiwan-A

TAIPEI — Stripped bare by Jordan and pushed to the brink by Taiwan in its first two outings, Powerade-Team Pilipinas rebounded with vengeful resolve Monday, blasting Kazakhstan, 85-67, in the 31st William Jones Cup tournament at the Hsinchuang gym.

The victory restored a measure of respect for the Nationals who suffered one of their worst beatings at the hands of the defending champion Jordanians – a 31-point loss Saturday – and a heartbreaker to host Taiwan Sunday.

Willie Miller, stepping up at the point guard spot while Jayjay Helterbrand feels his way back from a hamstring pull, led the RP team with 13 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Ranidel de Ocampo, 5 of 6 from the floor, added 11 points, along with 6-foot-10 Japeth Aguilar, who punctuated the break out win with a number of rim-bending dunks.

“We’re just happy to win,” said national coach Yeng Guiao. “The important thing is we’re improving everyday, and we hope to get better in the next few games.”

The Philippines takes on long-time Asian rival Japan at 3 p.m. Tuesday in a battle of teams bracketed in Group A of the 25th FIBA Asia Men’s Championship in Tianjin, China next month.

“Am I happy? Not totally because we lost our first two games in a bad way,” Guiao said. “But the prospects are good. Ang importante, may laban tayo sa Japan at Korea. We’ll focus on that first.”

After Lebanon on Wednesday, the Nationals face South Korea, which barely scraped past Kazakhstan, 75-73, in the opener.

Helterbrand returned after sitting out the first two games, putting aside tenseness in his left thigh in contributing seven points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 17 minutes.

“It feels good to be back trying to help my RP teammates,” said Helterbrand, his thigh wrapped in an icepack.

Oleg Kiselev, one of the Kazakhstan coaches, complimented the RP team’s aggressive running game and second half zone defense.

“They showed fantastic basketball. We couldn’t handle their fast break game,” Kiselev said through an interpreter. “We also struggled against their zone and we couldn’t fight till the end of the game.”

The Kazakhs are bringing with them to the Tianjin tournament three additional players – two big men and a point guard – and could face the Philippines again if both of them reach the quarterfinal round.

No Philippine team has beaten Kazakhstan dating back to the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games where it lost to Tim Cone’s RP-Centennial squad.

POWERADE-RP 85 — Miller 13, Aguilar 11, De Ocampo 11, Yap 9, Thoss 8, Norwood 7, Helterbrand 7, Baguio 6, Raymundo 6, Santos 5, Dillinger 2, Taulava 0.

KAZAKHSTAN 67 — Dmitriy 23, Alexandr 16, Rustam 12, Vselovod 12, Ivan 2, Roman 2, Ilya 0, Voyeikov 0.

Quarters: 22-12, 45-36, 67-53, 85-67

amdgc82
07-20-2009, 10:16 PM
Standing as of July 20
Korea 3-0
Taiwan 3-0
Jordan 2-0
Lebanon 2-1
Iran 1-1
Philippines 1-2
Japan 0-2
Kazakhstan 0-3
Taiwan 2nd 0-3

amdgc82
07-21-2009, 06:37 AM
http://sports.inquirer.net/professional/professional/view/20090721-216469/Recharged-RP-cagers-overwhelm-Kazakhs

Recharged RP cagers overwhelm Kazakhs
By Musong R. Castillo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:22:00 07/21/2009

Filed Under: Basketball

SANCHONG, TAIPEI COUNTY- With just this one game, the Philippines has reasons to hope again.

Running at every opportunity, gang-rebounding every time and playing with the toughness sorely missing in its first two games, Powerade-Pilipinas notched a much-needed first win, an 85-67 rout of Kazakhstan at the 31st William Jones Cup here.

"I'm not totally happy because we lost in a bad way (in the first two games)," coach Yeng Guiao told reporters at the Hsinchuang gymnasium here. "But the prospects of making it to the next round (in the Fiba-Asia) are now good.

"Once you make the next round, that's when we can hope again. What's important right now is that we can compete against (South) Korea and Japan."

The Filipinos belong to the same group as the Japanese and the Koreans in the Fiba Asia world championship qualifier in Tianjin, China, in August.

With Guiao starting a speedy unit that had Japeth Aguilar, Willie Miller and James Yap, the Filipinos zoomed to an early double-digit spread before the rest of the gang bloated this to as many as 20.

It was the Filipinos' first victory over the Kazakhs since the 1998 edition of this event ruled by the RP Centennial Team.

Kazakhstan remained winless in its first three games, but will get a lot of help when three players arrive in the next two days.

"Three-peat"-seeking Jordan scored a third straight win earlier, holding down Lebanese star Fadi Al-Khatib to just 14 points in a 73-63 victory for the solo elimination-round lead.

Aguilar, the former US NCAA player for Western Kentucky and seen as the next great Filipino big man, wowed the lean crowd with several dunks to finish with 11 points and four rebounds in a team-high 25-minute stint.

Newly crowned PBA MVP Jayjay Helterbrand made his first appearance, shooting seven points and dishing out four assists coming off the bench.

Helterbrand felt some soreness, but none of the pain in his left hamstring that kept him out of the Southeast Asian Basketball Association tournament won by the Filipinos last month.

"I'm just glad to be back," Helterbrand said. "Good that I am able to help the team and adjust to the international brand of play."

The Philippines faces Japan at 3 p.m. today.

Guiao was quick to point out that, at least in this match, the Filipinos would be "saving something for the Japanese in Tianjin."

Like most of the teams in the field, Kazakhstan missed three senior members of its team, including 6-foot-10 Anton Ponomarev, the country's best player.

Ponomarev, a draft prospect in the National Basketball Association, will arrive together with point guard Berik Ismail and power forward Ahkmet Omirzak in the next few days.

"They (Filipinos) played fantastic basketball," Kazakh coach Oleg Kiselev said through an interpreter. "One of the reasons we failed is that we couldn't handle the fast-paced game of the Philippines."

The scores:
POWERADE-PILIPINAS 85-Miller 13, Aguilar 11, De Ocampo 11, Yap 9, Thoss 8, Norwood 7, Helterbrand 7, Baguio 6, Raymundo 6, Santos 5, Dillinger 2, Taulava 0.

KAZAKHSTAN 67-Dmitriy 23, Alexandr 16, Rustam 12, Vselovod 12, Ivan 2, Roman 2, Ilya 0, Voyeikov 0.
Quarters: 22-12, 45-36, 67-53, 85-67

amdgc82
07-21-2009, 06:50 AM
http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/home/sports/13453-morale-boosting-win.html

Morale-boosting win
Sports
Written by Joel Orellana / Reporter
Monday, 20 July 2009 22:21

TAIPEI—The Powerade-Team Pilipinas wasted no time in getting back its pride and confidence by crushing a young Kazakhstan team, 85-67, for its first win in the 31st William R. Jones Cup basketball tournament on Monday at the Hsinchuang Gymnasium.

After being blown away by Jordan and burned by the hot three-point shooting of Taiwan-A in their first two games, the Filipinos turned to their running game in the second half to post the easy victory that somehow restored their faith.

Willie Miler, Ranidel de Ocampo and Japeth Aguilar all scored in double figures to lead RP 5’s balanced scoring in the battle of winless teams.

“We’re just happy that after two losses, we won one game. But the important thing for us is if we keep on improving every day, we will be okay in this tournament,” said head coach Yeng Guiao.

“I just hope we can get the team together and play a lot better in the next few games because we’re still adjusting to the conditions and rules of the game,” he added.

The Philippines absorbed a humiliating 59-90 loss to defending champion Jordan in its first game and was gutted by the 14 triples of the hosts the following day for another 86-77 setback.

On Monday the Filipinos came out strong and erected a 15-5 lead capped by a two-handed slam by Aguilar, who finished with 11 points, mostly on dunks.

Kazakhstan, bracketed with China, Qatar and India in Group C in the International Basketball Federation (Fiba)-Asia Men’s Championship in Tianjin, China, next month, managed to stay close in the second period through Tyutyunik Alexander and center Fadeikin Vsevolod, and trailed by only five, 38-43, going into the half-time break.

The Philippines then went to its running game and opened the third period with an 18-3 run to pad its lead to 61-41, 5:28 left in the period.

The Filipinos were never threatened after that as the Kazakhs couldn’t utilize their height advantage and touch from the outside.

“The Philippines showed fantastic basketball. We can’t handle their fast-paced game,” said head coach Oleg Kiselev through interpreter and team manager Nikolai Mikhalchyk.

Kazakhstan is playing minus its best player Anton Ponomarev, the 20-year-old six-foot-10 big man who is in the radar of National Basketball Association (NBA) scouts.

“We’ll just hope that during the course of the tournament, we will progress,” said Mikhalchyk, adding that the team will fly to Beijing to play in a minitournament against India, Qatar, Kuwait and a selection of NBA free agents.

Guiao said the victory will hardly reflect on the team’s chances in the World Championship qualifier because most of the teams here did not bring their full roster.

“Lahat kasi dito hindi mo masabi na ito na ito na ’yung indication. Everybody is feeling each other out. But the important thing is we are improving and were getting used to the brand of play,” he said.

The Philippines faces Japan on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in an interesting tussle as both teams, together with South Korea and Sri Lanka, are bracketed in Group A in the Tianjin meet.

“We will try to win, but we will reserve something for Fiba,” said Guiao.

Miller led the Philippines with 13 points, while de Ocampo added 11 and seven rebounds, his best game yet in the tournament.

Jordan notched its third-straight win after silencing Fhadi El Khatib and Lebanon, 73-63. Azadi Abbas and Ayman Deas led the Jordanians with 17 and 13 points, respectively, and limited El Khatib to just 14 markers after scoring 65 points in the Lebanese’s first two games.

It was Lebanon’s first loss in three games in the tournament.

According to Lebanon head coach Dragan Raca, American Jackson Vroman will arrive on Tuesday. Vroman is the naturalized player of the Lebanese national team.

amdgc82
07-21-2009, 06:56 AM
http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=488673

RP 5 scores breakthru vs Kazakhs
By Nelson Beltran Updated July 21, 2009 12:00 AM

TAIPEI – Powerade Team Pilipinas finally got into the groove of things after dropping its first two games, drubbing Kazakhstan, 85-67, in the 31st William Jones Cup basketball competitions at the Hsinchuang Gymnasium here yesterday.

Behind the starting unit of Japeth Aguilar, Asi Taulava, Willie Miller, James Yap and Gabe Norwood, the Nationals came out strong and sustained a bristling pace throughout to beat the Kazakhs for the first time since the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games.

The Nationals held their own in rebounding and ran the Kazakhs to the ground with a running game anchored on Miller and the returning Jayjay Helterbrand.

The RP-Kazakh game was marked by several “firsts” for the Nationals here. It was the first time they got off to a strong start, dictated the tempo, hit treys and eventually won.

“It can’t be said this is an indication of what would happen in Tianjin because everybody’s just feeling each other out. It’s more of strategic (play) for most of the teams here,” said RP coach Yeng Guiao.

“The important thing is that we’re improving and we’re getting used to the brand of play in international competitions,” Guiao said.

“The Philippines showed fantastic basketball. One of the reasons we lost was that we couldn’t handle their fastbreak. Second, we struggled against the zone. We couldn’t fight it the whole game,” said Kazakhstan coach Oleg Kiselev through an interpreter.

Kazakhstan is a potential quarterfinal round opponent for the Philippines in Tianjin. It could well be a different story as three Kazakh star players are joining their team there.

Left at home are 6-foot-10 Anton Ponomarev, pointguard Berik Ismail and power forward Akhmet Omirzak. Ponomarev is said to be the best Kazakh player who’s an NBA draft prospect.

The Philippines scored its first win in three games here while Kazakhstan, semifinalist in the last Asian meet in Tokushima, Japan, remained winless in three starts following losses to Korea and Iran.

The Nationals were beaten by the Kazakhs in their last two encounters, the first in the battle for the bronze in the 2002 Busan Asiad and second in the 2007 Jones Cup. The Philippines beat Kazakhstan for the bronze medal in the 1998 Bangkok Asiad.

Miller topscored for Powerade-RP for the second straight game, making 13 points on top of five rebounds, five assists and one steal in 23 minutes of action.

Helterbrand, playing for the team for the first time since the PBA All-Star festivities, came through with seven points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 16 minutes.

cougar.titans
07-21-2009, 12:52 PM
Does anyone have statistics in any form so far?

clutchjedi
07-21-2009, 04:32 PM
currently being shown on ESPN (Skycable 31) - PHI-JPN 61-all end of 3rd Qtr

we already had an 11 or 12 point lead mid-3rd-quarter, but wasted it with careless/unintelligent plays. cyrus baguio at least twice tried to go one-on-three in transition instead of waiting for teammates, and lost the ball each time.

japan meanwhile played systematically, passing the ball and consistently making jumpshots in the halfcourt offense. whereas we've relied more on athletic plays, gambling on defense and busting out in transition.

clutchjedi
07-21-2009, 05:09 PM
RP lost by 2 points (lost a 19pt lead in the 1st half and a 12pt lead in the 2nd half).

Helterbrand was inbounding from the sideline with 3sec left. He bounced the ball off the defender's back, stepped inbounds and got the ball. Closely defended inside the 3-pt line, took a difficult lean-in jumper which was blocked from behind.

yungha
07-21-2009, 07:31 PM
good news is that we look superbly conditioned, we're athletic, we have size, our 3-point shooting is dead on, skill wise we're still way ahead of our east asian neighbors and the young japeth aguilar is the real deal.

bad news is that we're still probably the most undisciplined national team out there. i can deal with the turnovers because coach yeng wanted a run-and-gun game but jeez how many rebounds did we let go trying to collar it one-handed, how many passes did we botch trying to catch it one-handed or passes thrown away trying to do a fancy one-handed bounce pass rather than a straightforward pass using 2 hands. parang nagyayabang agad tayo, wala pa namang ipagyayabang.

digitalsuperman
07-21-2009, 08:06 PM
we entered in that tournament not to win but to gain experience. we have to understand that.. if in case we win, then thats just a bonus but the fact remains that the boys needed exposure and by golly they are in ton of experience with what they are going through right now. the team isn't even peaking yet and i hope they do so before the tianjin joust..

amdgc82
07-21-2009, 08:24 PM
http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=488816&publicationSubCategoryId=200

RP 5 bows to Japanese in Jones Cup thriller
By Dino Maragay Updated July 21, 2009 05:14 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Powerade Team Pilipinas failed to capitalize on a commanding first quarter lead as it allowed a persistent Japan squad to come back and escape with an 87-85 squeaker in the 31st William Jones Cup basketball competitions at the Hsinchuang Gymnasium in Taipei, Taiwan.

The RP nationals, led by the electrifying Japheth Aguilar, came out smoking in the game’s opening with their up-tempo game and inside scoring, finishing the first quarter ahead at 27-12.

But the Japanese cagers adjusted in the succeeding quarters, employing a suffocating full-court defense and deadly outside sniping to grab the lead.

With just three ticks left in the final canto, Jayjay Helterbrand fumbled a chance to win it for the Philippines after his potential game-winning trey got blocked by his pesky defender.

The loss was the Philippines’ third in four outings. The RP nationals entered today’s ballgame fresh from an 85-67 beating of Kazakhstan yesterday.

corkyromano
07-21-2009, 10:47 PM
It shouldn't come as a surprise if we fail miserably in the Jones Cup.

First of all, our team didn't have enough time to practice. The only international competition they had prior to this tournament is the SEABA qualifiers, which were more like pickup games than real honest to goodness sparring sessions. Unlike our Asian neighbors, our team have not yet tasted quality beating from European teams.


Second, the quality of our coaching staff. Who would, in his right mind, select a coach who has zero international coaching experience for the past decade and has been yapping about how better Pinoy coaches are than a Serbian Olympic mentor who steered a young and obedient Middle Eastern team to the Asian championship. Not only that, our coach refused assistance from this soft-spoken European coach when the latter extended a helping hand in scouting the opponents. It wouldn't hurt if the gentleman from Pampanga can eat some humble pie once in a while.

Lastly, the demeanor of our players. Gone are the prolific pointguards who, despite the sheer lack of size, uplift the team's morale and pour out their heart and soul into the game. Gone are the shooter from the South and the green archer who can light up the scoreboard in an instant despite coming cold off the bench. Commitment is a question mark for this team.

Nevertheless, I am still hopeful this team of ours can still recover and make the necessary adjustments when the FIBA Asia Championship starts.

amdgc82
07-22-2009, 07:07 AM
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July 22, 2009 03:35 PM Wednesday
RP loses big lead, loses game
Games Wednesday

1 p.m. -- Japan (1-2) vs. Iran (1-1)
3 p.m. -- Korea (3-0) vs. Jordan (2-0)
5 p.m. -- Taiwan-B (0-3) vs. Kazakhstan (0-3)
7 p.m. -- Lebanon (2-1) vs. RP (1-3)

TAIPEI -- Powerade-Team Pilipinas squandered the gains of an earlier revival, blowing a 19-point second quarter lead Tuesday against long-time Asian rival Japan to end up losing, 87-85, in the 31st William Jones Cup at the Hsinchuang gym.

The tactical nature of the meeting between the old protagonists bracketed in Group A – along with South Korea and Sri Lanka – of the 25th FIBA Asia Men’s Championship in Tianjin, China next month gave the outcome a different look.

With both teams determined to keep a few aces hidden before the actual battle for berths to the 16th World Championship in Istanbul next year begins, national coach Yeng Guiao and his Japanese counterpart claimed a measure of triumph after the game.

“Ang emphasis talaga is to learn as much as we can against them,” Guiao said. “We know naman in our hearts na kaya natin silang talunin pag dating sa Tianjin.”

But after watching Japan scuttle the double-digit RP team deficit with its outside shooting, and seeing Jayjay Helterbrand’s dying-second attempt swatted away, even Guiao had to admit victory, as much as the lessons learned from the loss, would have been preferred.

“Mas maganda kung panalo siempre,” he said.

Osama Kuraishi, the Japanese coach, said through an interpreter that he had urged his players to “go hard for the victory.”

Kuraishi added: “This is a big win for us.”

The Nationals trailed, 86-82, when Jared Dillinger drained a way-out 3-point shot to cut Japan’s lead to one with four seconds left.

Helterbrand gave up a foul on Shinsuke Kashiwagi who was 7 for 7 from the line up that point. The 5-10 playmaker split his charities and Guiao called time, designing a play with Helterbrand inbounding from mid-court.

The Japanese broke up the first throw-in and the RP team again called time. Helterbrand returned for the throw-in, bounced the ball off Kashiwagi’s back, picked it up, and took aim from just outside the 3-point arc, only to have the ball swatted away by Kashiwagi before it could be launched.

“We were going for a win, a three-point shot,” said Guiao. “Na-fumble lang.”

Kashiwagi had 12 points behind center Kosuk Takeuchi who had 24 points, and the Japanese used their outside shooting and aggressive defense to come back from a 36-14 deficit early in the second and wrest control.

Japeth Aguilar, in his finest performance so far, scored 17 points for Team RP while Willie Miller added 14.

The Nationals, who ended a two-game losing start by beating Kazakhstan Monday, were hurt by their turnovers (24 against Japan’s 15) and their inability to get as often to the free throw line (8 of 9) where Japan shot 24 of 33.

With a 1-3 record, Powerade-RP, who lost James Yap late in the game after the Purefoods hotshot was hit on the nape during a scramble, goes up against Lebanon and Fadih El-Khatib at 7 p.m. Wednesday even as unbeaten teams South Korea and Jordan clash at 3 p.m.

In an earlier game, Lebanon nipped Kazakstan, 77-73, in a game where both teams walked out in the first half in disgust over officiating before they were persuaded to return and finish the game.

Scores:

JAPAN 87 – Takeuchi 24, Kashiwagi 12, Takeda 9, Ishizaki 9, Amino 7, Orimo 7, Sakurai 7, Igarashi 5, Ito 4, Okada 3.

RP 85 – Aguilar 17, Miller 14, Santos 10, Thoss 8, Dillinger 8, Raymundo 5, Yap 5, De Ocampo 5, Norwood 5, Baguio 4, Helterbrand 2, Taulava 2.

Quarters: 12-27; 36-40; 61-61; 87-85

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07-22-2009, 07:10 AM
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Japan nips RP Powerade squad in Jones Cup
By Arman Carandang
07/22/2009

TAIPEI — The Powerade-Team Pilipinas found the young Japan team a tough customer with a very bright future in international tournament as the Filipinos dropped an 85-87 loss to the Japanese yesterday in the 31st William Jones Cup

The loss, the Filipinos’ third in four outings, did not at all dampen the coaching staff headed by coach Yeng Guiao, for in losing, Guiao said the Filipinos were able to get the measure of the Japanese whom they will face in the all-important Fiba-Asia Men’s basketball championship in Tiangin, China next month.

"Our emphasis before the game was to learn as much as we can from the Japanese," said Guiao after the game the Filipinos probably reduced to more of a tune-up yesterday at the Hsinchuang Gymnasium in Teipei County here.

"I guess we know in our hearts that we can beat them, although admittedly we had plenty of mental lapses and mistakes that we could correct immediately," added Guiao.

According to Guiao, he had identified Japan as "a good three-point shooting team which, if we don’t defend them well, we’ll be in trouble."

The Filipinos, who beat Kazakhstan Monday, 85-67, are bracketed with the practically the same Japanese team in the Fiba-Asia Men’s championship in China, together with Korea and Sri Lanka.

"Sa match-up okay naman tayo sa kanila, di tayo agrabyado, except that their specialty is the three-point area, and we just have to watch for that in China," explained Guiao.

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07-22-2009, 07:28 AM
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RP blows huge lead, succumbs to Japan
By Nelson Beltran Updated July 22, 2009 12:00 AM

TAIPEI – Powerade Team Pilipinas lost its match with Japan yesterday but coach Yeng Guiao remained confident they can hurdle the Japanese in their more important battle in the coming FIBA-Asia championship in Tianjin, China.

The Nationals squandered an 18-point first-half lead and were beaten by the Japanese, 85-87, in a pulsating finish, thus, staying below the .500 mark halfway through the nine-day 31st William Jones Cup at the Hsinchuang Gym.

“It would have been better if we won the game, but it’s good enough. I guess we know in our hearts we can beat this team,” said Guiao.

“The emphasis before the game was to learn as much as we can. We had a good lead in the first half and we had a chance to win the game but Japan shot the ball well from the three-point area. The best lesson we can learn here is that Japan is a good three-point shooting team,” Guiao added.

Japanese coach Kuraishi Osamu described the RP team to Taiwanese media as a good all-round unit.

“We had a problem scoring in the first half. A shift in strategy, going for the perimeter shots, helped us turn the game around,” said Osamu through an interpreter.

The Philippines and Japan are bunched with Korea and Sri Lanka in Group A in the Tianjin meet elimination round. The top three in the group advance in the second round, playing the top three placers from Group B.

It was evident the two teams just sized up one another for most part of the game before slugging it out at the finish.

Blowing away a 33-15 bulge and falling behind by five at 72-77, the Nationals waged their own fightback but lost their bid as Kashiwagi Shinsuke blocked a three-point attempt by Jayjay Helterbrand before the final buzzer sounded.

The Filipinos actually had a better three-point shooting percentage but the Japanese hit theirs in more crucial moments.

“There would be no big change in our strategy. We just hope to play better and put up tougher defense in our next game,” said Guiao.

“We can play them on a match-up basis, we can take them on position-for-position basis, and we won’t be at disadvantage. But if we don’t defend, then we would be in trouble,” Guiao added.

The Nationals outhustled, outran and outrebounded the Japanese for the most part except the payoff period.

Both, however, seemed not to play in full throttle.

Interestingly, the Japanese coach made platoon substitutions in the heat of a toe-to-toe battle with the Filipinos in the closing period.

But pressing on defense and running on the breaks, the Japanese seized the momentum, 77-72, on a 12-to-nothing run midway through the final period and hung tough to the finish.

Big man Takeuchi Kosuke, forward Takeda Ken and guards Kashiwagi and Igarashi Kei dealt the Filipinos the severe blows.

Japeth Aguilar led the Nationals with 17 points, seven rebounds, two steals and one assist in 19 minutes of play.

The starting combination of Aguilar, Sonny Thoss, Jarred Dillinger, James Yap and Willie Miller got the team to a swift start, taking the first quarter at 27-12.

amdgc82
07-22-2009, 07:31 AM
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Time to show support
SPORTING CHANCE By Joaquin M. Henson Updated July 22, 2009 12:00 AM
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Surely, Powerade Team Pilipinas’ back-to-back losses to open its Jones Cup campaign in Taipei were a jolt to local fans. Bowing to two-time defending champion Jordan by 31 and to Chinese-Taipei by nine was tough to swallow particularly as in the 2007 version, the Philippines nearly beat Jordan before losing by four and trounced the hosts by 18.

But there’s no cause for panic. Now is the time for Filipino fans to show their faith and support for the national squad. It isn’t the time to criticize whomever for whatever shortcomings the team may be showing at this stage. It’s always better to lose early than to lose late. There is more than enough time to regroup, recover and recharge.

Winning the Jones Cup isn’t coach Yeng Guiao’s goal. The tournament is a gauge of where the team is and where the FIBA-Asia opponents are in the run-up to Tianjin. The ultimate objective is to finish top three in the FIBA-Asia conclave and qualify for the World Championships in Turkey next year.

For Guiao, this is definitely a baptism of fire. Now, he knows first-hand what it’s like adjusting to international rules which are extremely different from what the Powerade players are used to in the PBA. The good news is there is probably no team in the Jones Cup with as much individual talent as Powerade. The bad news is in international competition, teamwork wins championships, not individual talent.

Still, a team with individual talent has a tremendous upside and that’s what Guiao is banking on as Powerade improves to a level where it will be a contender in Tainjin.

It’s unfair for fans to throw brickbats at Guiao and his players for the two early losses in Taipei. It’s also unfair and painful for the two American commentators on ESPN to verbally clobber the Philippines. The commentators, who are operating out of a booth in Singapore, brutally referred to the PBA stars as boys in a men’s league and lashed out at their brand of streetball showboating. Obviously, they had no sympathy for a team that was blasted out of the gym by Jordan.

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For the record, the Philippines didn’t participate in last year’s Jones Cup. Harbour Centre was lined up to represent the country but withdrew, leaving eight teams to dispute the crown. The final 2008 standings were: No. 1 Jordan, No. 2 Athletes in Action, No. 3 Australia Under-19, No. 4 Qatar, No. 5 Egypt, No. 6 Kazakhstan, No. 7 Korea University selection and No. 8 Taiwan.

In 2007, coach Chot Reyes led the Philippines to third place behind No. 1 Jordan and No. 2 Lebanon. The Philippines tied for third with Iran, Korea, Athletes in Action and Taiwan but took the bronze because of a superior quotient. Reyes’ squad finished with a 5-4 record, losing to Kazakhstan by 17, Jordan by four, Japan by two and Lebanon by three. One of the Philippines’ victims was Iran, coached by Rajko Toroman, now calling the shots for Smart-Gilas. Toroman later led Iran to the FIBA-Asia title and a spot in the Beijing Olympics.

Reyes used 14 players in 2007 – Mark Caguioa, Jimmy Alapag, Dondon Hontiveros, RenRen Ritualo, Kelly Williams, Jay-Jay Helterbrand, Gabe Norwood, James Yap, Asi Taulava, Kerby Raymundo, Mick Pennisi, Eric Menk, Ranidel de Ocampo and Nino Canaleta.

From the 2007 lineup, only Helterbrand, Norwood, Yap, Taulava, Raymundo, Pennisi and De Ocampo are now playing in Taipei. Reyes’ top five scorers were replaced.

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Tonight, the Philippines battles Lebanon and it’s likely that former NBA cager Jackson Vroman will suit up. Vroman, 28, played two years in the NBA with Phoenix and New Orleans. The 6-10 center was the Chicago Bulls’ second round pick in the 2004 draft. He takes over from Lebanon’s previous naturalized player Joe Vogel of Colorado State.

The other day, Lebanon lost a 73-63 decision to Jordan without Vroman.

Another Lebanese player to watch is 6-9 shooter Brian Beshara, now known as Feghali. Beshara, 31, was born in Dallas and saw action in three years for Louisiana State, Shaquille O’Neal’s alma mater. So far in the Jones Cup, Lebanon has beaten Japan, 90-81, and Taiwan’s second national team, 93-61.

The Philippines has won three Jones Cup titles in 1981 and 1985 with coach Ron Jacobs and in 1998 with coach Tim Cone. The tournament was inaugurated in 1977 and only twice has host Chinese-Taipei topped the competition in 2001 and 2004.

amdgc82
07-22-2009, 07:44 AM
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Filipinos learn much from loss
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Written by Joel Orellana / Reporter
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TAIPEI—Lucky the Powerade-Team Pilipinas, its loss to Japan on Tuesday had no bearing for the World Championship qualifier in Tianjin.

The Filipinos blew a 19-point lead midway the second quarter and Jayjay Helterbrand’s potential game-winning trey was swatted from behind for a heart-breaking 87-85 setback to the Japanese in the 31st William R. Jones Cup basketball tournament at the Hsinchuang Gymnasium here.

In a battle of group mates in the International Basketball Federation (Fiba)-Asia Men’s Championship in Tianjin next month, the Japanese unleashed their vaunted three-point shooting in erasing the huge deficit to notch their first win in three games.

The Philippines fell to 1-3 with four games remaining.

Despite the loss, head coach Yeng Guiao said the team gained so much in the game that could help them for the Tianjin campaign.

“We learned more lessons by seeing them and by playing the way we did today,” said Guiao. “Of course, we want to win but I think we can beat this team in China.”

The Philippines and Japan are bracketed in Group A along with South Korea, which the Filipinos will meet on Thursday, and Sri Lanka.

Coming into the game with Japan, Guiao’s goal was to get the feel of the Japanese.

He got it, but not the victory.

James Yap was responsible for giving the Philippines its biggest lead with a trey that made it 36-17 with 4:45 left in the second quarter.

But Japan began to hit its outside jumpers and Ryota Sakurai’s buzzer-beating three-pointer capped a 19-4 run that sliced the lead to just four, 36-40, at the end of the first half.

It was a see-saw affair from there.

A 9-4 run by RP at the start of the fourth quarter gave the Filipinos a 70-65 lead with 6:20 to go, but they fell to a series of turnovers that allowed the Japanese to regain control.

After Ranidel de Ocampo knotted the game for the last time at 72-all with a short jumper, 4:40 remaining, Helterbrand lost the ball at midcourt, which led to a Kei Igarashi basket that shattered the deadlock.

It was Japeth Aguilar’s turn to throw away another crucial possession. His cross-court pass was intercepted, paving the way for Shin Kashiwagi’s triple that gave Japan some cushion at 77-72 with 4:12 left.

Japan did a good job of protecting the lead through steady free-throw shooting before Ken Takada’s three-point play off Raymundo made it 86-82 with 7.3 ticks remaining.

Guiao sued for time and designed a play for Jared Dillinger, who banged in a 25-footer to provide hope for the Filipinos, 85-86, 4.8 seconds remaining. Kashiwagi had the chance to seal the win but he split his free throws and Guiao called another time-out.

Helterbrand, only in his second game in the tournament, could not find a receiver on the inbounds and decided to bounce the ball at Kashiwagi’s back. He got the leather and tried an off-balanced triple but the ball was knocked off by the Japanese guard from behind.

“We’re going for the win, na-fumble lang ni Jayjay ang bola,” Guaio said of the last play. “I think we did good enough but we will do better. Ang maganda rito, nakita mo ’yung character ng players. Kung sino ang puwede at sino ang hindi.”

Aguilar led the Philippines with 17 points but could have scored more if not for two botched dunks. Willie Miller and Arwind Santos added 14 and 10 points, respectively, for the Filipinos, who will meet Lebanon at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Big man Kosuk Takeuchi paced Japan with 24 points, while Kashiwagi added 12. According to Japanese coach Osamu Kuraishi, the same team will play in Tianjin.

“The Philippines played good all-around basketball but we’re fortunate to get the win and this is the victory we haven’t had for a long time,” Kuraishi said through an interpreter.

Earlier, Jackson Vroman had 24 points and eight rebounds in his tournament debut to lead Lebanon to a shaky 77-73 win over Kazakhstan in a game marred by a walkout of the head coaches of the teams.

“The referees cannot control the game and we don’t want our players to get hurt,” said Lebanese mentor Dragan Raca, whose wards bounced back from a 63-73 loss to defending champion Iran on Monday and improved their mark to 3-1.

Raca and his counterpart Vitaly Strebkov walked out in the third period as the game turned physical.

The scores:

Japan 87—Takeuchi 24, Kashiwagi 12, Takeda 9, Ishizaki 9, Amino 7, Orimo 7, Sakurai 7, Igarashi 5, Ito 4, Okada 3.

RP 85—Aguilar 17, Miller 14, Santos 10, Thoss 8, Dillinger 8, Raymundo 5, Yap 5, de Ocampo 5, Norwood 5, Baguio 4, Helterbrand 2, Taulava 2.

Quarters: 12-27; 36-40; 61-61; 87-85

amdgc82
07-22-2009, 07:51 AM
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Japan cagers trip Filipino team at Jones Cup

Powerade-Team Pilipinas blew early a 19-point lead as it bowed to Japan, 85-87 in the fourth day of the 31st William Jones Cup at the Hsinchuang gym in Taiwan.

Despite the setback, which was the third in four games for the Filipinos, coach Yeng Guiao remained unfazed, saying they can beat the Japanese in the 2009 FIBA-Asia Men’s Championship in Tianjin, China next month.

The Philippines is bracketed in group-A along with Japan, Korea and Sri Lanka in the Asian meet.

“Our real emphasis is to learn as much as we can against them,” Guiao said. “We know in our hearts that we can really beat them in the FIBA-Asia tournament,”

The Japanese patiently erased a double-digit deficit as the Filipinos missed several outside shots and Jayjay Helterbrand’s shot was swatted away, which denied the Filipinos the chance to send the game into overtime.

“It could have been more better had we won the game,” Guiao added.

Osama Kuraishi, the Japanese coach, said through an interpreter that he urged his players to go hard for the victory. “This is a big win for us,” said Kuraishi.

The Nationals trailed, 86-82, when Jared Dillinger connected a triple that moved the Filipinos to just a lone point, 85-96, only 4.8 seconds remaining.

Helterbrand then gave up a foul on Shinsuke Kashiwagi, who split his charities. Guiao called for a time to design a play for Helterbrand.

But Helterbrand’s shot was swatted away by Kashiwagi, who made 12 points. Center Kosuk Takeuchi topscored for Japan with 24.

Japeth Aguilar, in his finest performance so far, scored 17 points for Team RP while Willie Miller added 14.

The Nationals, who ended a two-game losing start by beating Kazakhstan on Monday, were hurt by their turnovers (24 against Japan’s 15) and their inability to go to the free-throw line where they made only eight shots. Japan shot 24 of 33 charities.-- Frank Calapre

amdgc82
07-22-2009, 07:54 AM
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RP blows big lead, loses to Japanese 5

TAIPEI. – Powerade-Team Pili-pinas squandered the gains of an earlier revival, blowing a 19-point second quarter lead Tuesday against long-time Asian rival Japan to end up losing 85-87 in the 31st William Jones Cup at the Hsinchuang gym here.

The tactical nature of the meeting between the old protagonists bracketed in Group A–along with South Korea and Sri Lanka–of the 25th FIBA Asia Men’s Championship in Tianjin, China, next month gave the outcome a different look.

With both teams determined to keep a few aces hidden before the actual battle for berths to the 16th World Championship in Istanbul next year begins, national coach Yeng Guiao and his Japanese counterpart claimed a measure of triumph after the game.

"Ang emphasis talaga is to learn as much as we can against them," Guiao said. "We know in our hearts na kaya natin silang talunin pag dating sa Tianjin."

But after watching Japan raze the double-digit deficit with its outside shooting, and seeing Jajyjay Helterbrand’s dying-second attempt swatted away, even Guiao had to admit victory, as much as the lessons learned from the loss, would have been preferred.

"Mas maganda kung panalo siempre," he said.

Osama Kuraishi, the Japanese coach, said through an interpreter that he had urged his players to "go hard for the victory."

Kuraishi added: "This is a big win for us."

The Nationals trailed 82-86 when Jared Dillinger drained a way-out 3-point shot to cut Japan’s lead to one with four seconds left.

Helterbrand gave up a foul on Shinsuke Kashiwagi who was 7-for-7 from the line up that point. The 5-foot-10 play maker split his charities and Guiao called time, designing a play with Helterbrand inbounding from mid-court.

The Japanese broke up the first throw-in and the RP team again called time. Helterbrand returned for the throw-in, bounced the ball off Kashiwagi’s back, picked it up, and took aim from just outside the 3-point arc, only to have the ball swatted away by Kashiwagi before it could be launched.

"We were going for a win, a three-point shot," said Guiao. "Na-fumble lang."

Kashiwagi had 12 points behind center Kosuk Takeuchi who had 24 points, and the Japanese used their outside shooting and aggressive defense to come back from a 36-14 deficit early in the second and wrest control.

Japeth Aguilar, in his finest performance so far, scored 17 points for Team RP while Willie Miller added 14.

The Nationals, who ended a two-game losing start by beating Kazakhstan Monday, were hurt by their turnovers (24 against Japan’s 15) and their inability to get as often to the free throw line (8 of 9) where Japan shot 24 of 33.

With a 1-3 record, Powerade-RP, who lost James Yap late in the game after the Purefoods hotshot was hit on the nape during a scramble, goes up against Lebanon and Fadih El-Khatib at 7 p.m. Wednesday even as unbeaten teams South Korea and Jordan clash at 3 p.m.

In an earlier game, Lebanon nipped Kazakstan 77-73.

amdgc82
07-22-2009, 08:02 AM
Erratic RP cagers bow to Japan
Absorb 3rd loss after blowing 19-pt lead
By Musong R. Castillo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 23:59:00 07/21/2009

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SANCHONG, TAIPEI COUNTY— Japan edged out Powerade-Pilipinas in a William Jones Cup game that both teams played at half-throttle, but national coach Yeng Guiao believed there were valuable lessons gained from the defeat.

“Our emphasis before the game was to learn as much as we can from the Japanese,” Guiao said after an 87-85 loss to Japan which dug itself out from a 19-point hole at the Hsinchuang Gymnasium here.

“We know deep in our hearts that we can beat them,” he added. “There were just lapses on our part, some mental mistakes.

“But we can handle them come (Tianjin) China,” Guiao assured Filipino scribes, referring to the Fiba Asia world championship qualifier where Japan, South Korea and Sri Lanka are bracketed in the same group with the Philippines.

Japan also tried to conceal some of its aces during the game, but went all out in the stretch by unleashing its veterans and dealing the Philippines its third loss in four outings in this nine-team event.

The Japanese (1-2) drew 24 points and eight rebounds from 6-foot-10 center Kosuke Takeuchi, and 12 points, two assists and two blocks from guard Shin Kashiwagi, who rejected Jayjay Helterbrand’s potential game-winning triple try at the buzzer.

Japeth Aguilar shot 17 points and had seven rebounds in sustaining his improved play. His excellent form made him a shoo-in for the final 12-man roster for Tianjin which Guiao, consultant Jong Uichico and the rest of the coaching staff were deciding on Tuesday night.

Guiao declined to identify the two players who will be cut at the end of this tournament. The Philippines hopes to submit the team’s final roster the end of office hours today, the deadline set by the Fiba.

The Philippines made 9 of 26 attempts from the three-point arc as Willie Miller, again starting out at the point, finished with 14 markers and five rebounds.

James Yap hit a triple with 4:45 left in the second period to give the Filipinos their biggest lead of the game, 36-17.

Japan, however, pruned this down to four points at the end of the half as Guiao tried different combinations and the enemy began to connect from the field.

A three-point play by Kei Iragashi off Kerby Raymundo with 7.3 seconds left gave the Japanese an 86-82 lead, which Jared Dillinger cut down with a trey from way out with 4.8 seconds left, 86-85.

Kashiwagi then split his free throws off a Helterbrand foul with four ticks left for what turned out to be the final score. But Helterbrand, after bouncing the ball off the back of Kashiwagi, went for a triple but got rejected.

Lebanon, meanwhile, welcomed Jackson Vroman to the lineup but did not suit up Fadi El-Khatib in a 77-73 decision of Kazakhstan in an earlier game marred by lousy officiating.

The scores:
JAPAN 87—Takeuchi 24, Kashiwagi 12, Takeda 9, Ishizaki 9, Sakurai 7, Orimo 7, Amino 7, Igarashi 5, Ito 4, Okada 3.

POWERADE-PILIPINAS 85—Aguilar 17, Miller 14, Santos 10, Dillinger 8, Thoss 8, Raymundo 5, Yap 5, De Ocampo 5, Norwood 5, Baguio 4, Taulava 2, Helterbrand 2.
Quarters: 12-27, 36-40, 61-61, 87-85

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07-22-2009, 08:04 AM
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Japan rubs salt on RP 5’s wounds in Jones Cup
07/21/2009 | 07:15 PM

Powerade-Team Pilipinas squandered a big 19-point second quarter lead and dropped a heartbreaking 87-85 loss to Japan in the 31st William Jones Cup at the Hsinchuang gym Tuesday in Taipei.

Although obviously hurting, coach Yeng Guiao tried to make a brave front during the post game conference.

“Ang emphasis talaga is to learn as much as we can against them," Guiao said. “We know naman in our hearts na kaya natin silang talunin pag dating sa Tianjin (FIBA Asia men's championship)."

But after watching Japan scuttle the double-digit RP team edge with its outside shooting, and seeing Jayjay Helterbrand’s dying-second attempt swatted away, even Guiao had to admit victory, as much as the lessons learned from the loss, would have been preferred.

“Mas maganda kung panalo syempre," he said.

Osama Kuraishi, the Japanese coach, said through an interpreter that he had urged his players to “go hard for the victory."

“This is a big win for us," he said.

The Nationals trailed, 86-82 but Jared Dillinger drained a way-out 3-point shot to cut Japan’s lead to one with four seconds left.

Helterbrand gave up a foul on Shinsuke Kashiwagi who was 7-for-7 from the line up to that point. The 5-10 playmaker split his charities and Guiao called time, designing a play with Helterbrand inbounding from mid-court.

The Japanese broke up the first throw-in and the RP team again called time.

Helterbrand returned for the throw-in, bounced the ball off Kashiwagi’s back, picked it up, and took aim from just outside the 3-point arc, only to have the ball swatted away by Kashiwagi before it could be launched.

“We were going for a win, a three-point shot," said Guiao. “Na-fumble lang."

Kashiwagi had 12 points behind center Kosuk Takeuchi, who had 24 points, and the Japanese used their outside shooting and aggressive defense to come back from a 36-14 deficit early in the second and wrest control.

Japeth Aguilar, in his finest performance so far, scored 17 points for Team RP while Willie Miller added 14.

The Nationals, who ended a two-game losing start by beating Kazakhstan Monday, were hurt by their turnovers (24 against Japan’s 15) and their inability to get as often to the free throw line (8 of 9) where Japan shot 24 of 33.

With a 1-3 record, the RP cagers, who lost James Yap late in the game after the Purefoods hotshot was hit on the nape during a scramble, goes up against Lebanon and Fadih El-Khatib at 7 p.m. Wednesday. - GMANews.TV

The scores:

Japan 87 - Takeuchi 24, Kashiwagi 12, Takeda 9, Ishizaki 9, Amino 7, Orimo 7, Sakurai 7, Igarashi 5, Ito 4, Okada 3.

Philippines 85 – Aguilar 17, Miller 14, Santos 10, Thoss 8, Dillinger 8, Raymundo 5, Yap 5, De Ocampo 5, Norwood 5, Baguio 4, Helterbrand 2, Taulava 2.

Quarterscores: 12-27; 36-40; 61-61; 87-85

insulares
07-22-2009, 01:26 PM
TPE/LIB/JOR/KOR/PHI – Lebanon, Jordan and Korea impressive at William Jones Cup

TAIPEI (2009 FIBA Asia Championship) – If basketball fans in Tianjin, China, are wondering which three teams will reach the podium at the FIBA Asia Championship that tips off in the city on August 6, they have received interesting food for thought at the William Jones Cup in Taipei where Lebanon, Jordan and Korea have played well.

The Lebanese rolled to two consecutive triumphs to start the event.

Fadi El Khatib, the superstar of Lebanon basketball, poured in 32 points as the national side opened their account with a 93-61 drubbing of a Chinese Taipei B team.

Lebanon also recorded a 90-81 win over Japan.

Jordan, though, who are led by former Angola national team boss Mario Palma, brought Lebanon back down to earth in their meeting on Day Three, winning 73-63.

Zaid Abbas led the Jordanians with 17 points.

The Jordanians had gotten their tournament off to a flier with a 90-59 romp over the Philippines.

Korea have played well, winning their first three games and capping the perfect start with a 76-69 victory over defending Asian champions Iran.

The Philippines had a disappointing start to the competition. After their heavy defeat to Jordan, Yeng Guiao’s men fell 86-77 to Chinese Taipei.

The Philippines did rebound by defeating Kazakhstan 85-67 in their third game.

FIBA

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chocoks77
07-22-2009, 09:05 PM
Tama yung sinabi nung sportscaster ng ESPN, yung laro ng Philippines shows the microcosm that is wrong with Philippine Basketball. Back to basics ng basketball dapat tayo. Kaya naman kaso puro showtime ang laro. Mas mahilig sa bounce pass and thread-the-needle pass kesa crisp chest passing. Tapos basic shooting hindi puro lay up. Musta kaya ang showing natin sa FIBA asia. may ibubuga kaya?

digitalsuperman
07-22-2009, 09:17 PM
i really don't think our team is that bad... i really highly doubt it..i think giuao is playing mind games at jones cup...i hope so..

chocoks77
07-22-2009, 09:19 PM
ibig mo bang sabihin parang ilaglag ang alro ng hindi ma-scout? Hirap tanggapin na hirap na tayo sa basketball kasi BASIC yung mga kalaban natin samantalang tayo USA type basketball pa rin.

digitalsuperman
07-22-2009, 09:51 PM
yeah parang ganun.. eh kasi parang sobra naman ata ka kulelat yung ball handling skills natin.. para talagang hindi professional maglaro sila..lakas nang kutob ko na mind game lang lahat yun... mas maganda pa ata ball handling skills nang mga taga UAAP atsaka NCAA kesa sa RP Team natin eh.... or siguro di pa nag sink in sa mind ko na talagang kulelat tayo..hehehe...

D_I_A
07-22-2009, 10:43 PM
BAP’s PICHAY BLAMES GRAHAM FOR BOTCHED JOB

It’s final, SBP is Fiba-recognized cage body

By Julius Manicad


Daily Tribune
07/23/2009



Without any representative to defend the Basketball Association of the Philippines’ (BAP) position, the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) yesterday decided in favor of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, recognizing the SBP as the legitimate and rightful association for the sport and saving the country from yet another suspension.

SBP executive director Noli Eala said the absence of BAP executives in the three-day meeting at Hotel Movenpick in Geneva, Switzerland played against the disgraced association as the Fiba handed down its decision with Fiba honorary president Borislav Stankovic taking it as a sign of disrespect to the authority of the world-governing basketball body.

Stankovic was appointed by Fiba secretary-general Patrick Baumann to chair the three-man special commission tasked to investigate what it branded as "ongoing leadership dispute" between the BAP and the SBP. Other members of the commission were former Fiba president Carl Ching Menky and legal counsel Ken Madsen.

BAP officials, instead, sent a position paper, urging Fiba to enforce the Bangkok Agreement where they would be given crucial positions in the 17-man SBP board of trustees. But with no BAP executives around, Fiba officials found their position paper "unreasonable," prompting them to reject the BAP position and decide in favor of the SBP.

Eala said the special commission affirmed the SBP as the legitimate national sports association (NSA) for basketball in the country based on the previous decision of the Fiba central board during its meeting on March 2 to 3, 2007.

Fiba, however, will continue to monitor the situation of basketball in the country and would observe if all stakeholders were given active roles in the SBP and if the Bangkok Agreement was fully respected. It also required the SBP to make a progress report before the Fiba central board until Nov. 30 this year.

Fiba was also disappointed over the BAP’s absence in the three-day conference.

"It’s all over, Panalo SBP! Mabuhay!" he said in a text message to Tribune late last night. "The decision took special notice on BAP’s absence in the conference and gave a lot of weight to Philippine court’s decision affirming the SBP recognition."

"The special commission affirms SBP Inc. as the legitimate national member federation in the Philippines as previously decided by the Fiba central board in its meeting on March 2 to 3, 2007."

BAP president Prospero Pichay, however, blamed his controversial secretary-general, Graham Lim for failing to secure the necessary travel documents for their representatives, BAP executive vice president Christian Tan and legal counsel Bonifacio Alentajan.

Pichay said Lim erred in thinking the Swiss Embassy would release the visas of Tan and Alentajan within two days. Lim sought the documents four days before Tan and Alentajan’s supposed departure on July 19.

Pichay also denied speculations he will make a surprise, last-minute appearance along with BAP chairman Luis Villafuerte and Lim. He admitted that their original plan was to snub the meeting and have Tan and Alentajan make the presentation before Fiba officials in behalf of the BAP, instead.

But due to Lim’s big-time failure, no BAP executive made the trip.

"I already told him (Lim) that it will take two weeks before the embassy releases (the) visa — two weeks, and not two days," Pichay said moments before Fiba formally came up with a decision. "But it’s okay; at least we presented a position paper. It’s up to Fiba to decide, they are holding the key."

Mikhail
07-22-2009, 11:24 PM
Nakakapikon panoorin ang PBA Powerade Team. Puro unforced turnovers! Well, at least magaling si Japeth. ;D

D_I_A
07-22-2009, 11:43 PM
SBP is given the two thumbs up by FIBA
source: Rick Olivares

The Decision of the FIBA Special Commission:

1. The Special Commission affirms the SBP as FIBA's National Member Federation of the Philippines as previously decided by FIBA's Central Board at its meeting on 2-3 March 2007.

2. The FIBA Central Board will continue to closely monitor the development in Philippine basketball with a vies to ascertain whether the stakeholders in Philippine basketball are adequately and appropriately represented in the SBP whether the terms of the Bangkok Agreement are fully respected by all parties, and whether the obligations of the FIBA National Member Federations as provided in Article 8 of the FIBA General Statues are fully respected.

3. SBP is requested to present to the FIBA Central Board by no later than November 30 2009 a written progress report on the items listed under #2 above.

The decision took special notice on BAP's absence in the conference. Also the Special Commission gave a lot of weight to the Philippine court's decision affirming the SBP's recognition.

Statement of the SBP to follow.

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kaso mukhang may gray area dito mga kasama! yung 2nd provision!

snakerattle79
07-23-2009, 12:18 AM
Kung ako tatanungin maganda naman yung systema ni Yeng Guaio, ang nagiging problema lang ay ang mga players ng Team Pilipinas ay palpak sa dribbling at mabagal tumakbo, maliliit na nga tayo di pa tayo ganon kabilis tulad ng Ibang Team, gaya ng Jordan, mas matatangkad sila pero mas mabilis at mas magaling mag dribble kesa sa atin kaya naiiwan tayo sa fastbreak at nalulusutan sa depensa..Tuwing nakikita ko si Ranidel,Willie Miller at James Yap nasasayangan ako sa mga possible opportunities sa Fastbreak or penetration kasi palpak sila sa Dribbling at Speed, I mean mas mabilis at magaling pa mag dribble si Japeth sa kanilang tatlo, I think Kelangan bumalik tayo sa Basic ng basketball yung tipong European at South American style na Mabibilis at Magaling sa Dribbling para maachieve yung Running Attack at Fluidity sa Ganong Sytema tulad ng Inaaply ni Yeng Guiao sa Team Pilipinas....Wag Na tyo masyado magpainfluensya sa NBA kasi imbes na atupagin natin yung basics inaatupag natin kung pano gumanda ang porma natin sa pagshoot

fthesaint
07-23-2009, 07:05 AM
Kung ako tatanungin maganda naman yung systema ni Yeng Guaio, ang nagiging problema lang ay ang mga players ng Team Pilipinas ay palpak sa dribbling at mabagal tumakbo, maliliit na nga tayo di pa tayo ganon kabilis tulad ng Ibang Team, gaya ng Jordan, mas matatangkad sila pero mas mabilis at mas magaling mag dribble kesa sa atin kaya naiiwan tayo sa fastbreak at nalulusutan sa depensa..Tuwing nakikita ko si Ranidel,Willie Miller at James Yap nasasayangan ako sa mga possible opportunities sa Fastbreak or penetration kasi palpak sila sa Dribbling at Speed, I mean mas mabilis at magaling pa mag dribble si Japeth sa kanilang tatlo, I think Kelangan bumalik tayo sa Basic ng basketball yung tipong European at South American style na Mabibilis at Magaling sa Dribbling para maachieve yung Running Attack at Fluidity sa Ganong Sytema tulad ng Inaaply ni Yeng Guiao sa Team Pilipinas....Wag Na tyo masyado magpainfluensya sa NBA kasi imbes na atupagin natin yung basics inaatupag natin kung pano gumanda ang porma natin sa pagshoot

Hind dribbling ang problema nila. Sobra silang mag-dribble. imbes na ipapasa na ay dribble pa rin sila ng dribble. tuloy mabilis na nakakahabol ang mga gwardia nila. If you want to have speed and fluidity, eliminate too much dribbling and you have to have good passing skills and movement without the ball. The run and gun system of YG will work if they have big players who can dominate the boards and guards who can keep and pass the ball effectively during transition. Sadly due to limited preparation and as you mentioned ineffective players which the coach picked in the first place, this limited system may work against few but not to most of our opponents.

amdgc82
07-23-2009, 10:05 AM
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Lebanese manhandle RP cagers
By Nelson Beltran Updated July 23, 2009 12:00 AM

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Members of the Powerade Team Pilipinas do practice drills under coach Yeng Guiao (right) and his staff.

TAIPEI – Powerade Team Pilipinas learned another neat lesson last night in the 31st William Jones Cup basketball competition – this time from Lebanon and its prolific American recruits.

Lebanon, qualifier in the 2002 world championship in Indianapolis and runner-up in the last FIBA-Asia championship, clobbered Powerade-RP, 95-83, for a fourth win against one loss in this nine-day, nine-nation event.

Beaten by Jordan Monday, Lebanon was back on the run with back-to-back victories over Kazakhstan and the Philippines following the arrival of Jackson Vroman and Brian Feghali.

Vroman, a two-year NBA veteran who has just been naturalized to take over from Joe Vogel, and Feghali, a US-born Lebanese who played for Louisiana State, combined for 53 points and 17 rebounds against the Filipinos.

Star forward Fadi El Khatib and heady point guard Rony Fahed also delivered for the Lebanese who got off to a jackrabbit start and weathered repeated rallies by the Filipinos.

The Filipinos suffered a fourth loss against a lone win but made a good impression in this contest.

“I see something from the Philippine team for my players but I will keep it to myself. They have good players. It’s difficult to play them because they react differently in situations,” said Lebanon coach Dragan Raca of the Filipinos.

“I knew it’s a new team, and the players are working to develop chemistry. I believe the Philippines would become a good team,” Raca added.

Feghali said the Philippines was among teams which had given them a tough challenge here.

But he considered China and Iran as the heavy favorites, Lebanon, Qatar and Jordan the tough challengers and the Philippines, Korea and Japan the dark horses in the coming Asian meet.

For the Filipinos, a positive note in defeat was the fact that they even outrebounded the Lebanese, 36-28, and they continued to improve on three-point shooting.

Mick Pennisi debuted here with three triples that went with one rebound and one block in 17 minutes of action.

The Nationals totaled 11 treys — their biggest in five games — with Jayjay Helterbrand also firing three, Willie Miller two, and James Yap, Gabe Norwood and Arwind Santos one apiece.

“I think we had too many turnovers. We had a chance to win the game but we beat ourselves with our errors,” said RP team coach Yeng Guiao.

“We committed 27 turnovers and we sent them to the line 32 times as against our 15 foul shots. It was in those departments that we lost the game,” Guiao added. “But those are well within our control. That’s our fault which we can correct.”

Vroman and Feghali buckled down to work early with the former firing 17 points and the latter 16 as the Lebanese took the half at 50-42.

CrossOver
07-23-2009, 03:19 PM
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb34/Screenshot38/RajkoToroman.jpg

Nanunuod si Toroman.

CrossOver
07-23-2009, 04:45 PM
w0w lupet laban ng Iran & Jordan, nag-away ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCtG1K_DeqI

lekiboy
07-23-2009, 04:50 PM
w0w lupet laban ng Iran & Jordan, nag-away ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCtG1K_DeqI


mas malupit si yeng guaio - TALO na, natutuwa pa.

The_Big_Cat
07-23-2009, 05:08 PM
PHILIPPINES vs KOREA

LIVE! at http://www.rnhalawi.com/2009/07/jones-cup-2009-free-live-streaming.html

CrossOver
07-23-2009, 06:51 PM
Yung commentator nagtataka bakit hindi nag foul ang Philippines walang idea na hindi siniseryos ng RP ang Jones Cup praktis lang ;D nakita ko na laro ng Powerade RP Team wala nga sa goal nila ang mag Champion sa tournament :D

clutchjedi
07-23-2009, 07:11 PM
i'm beginning to think, napapaisip tuloy ako, na baka nga may method to yeng's madness, baka sinasadya talaga niya yung ibang ginagawa niya dito sa jones cup... (i guess i'm rationalizing, kasi parang ang layo pa from top form ng team natin :D)

baka gusto niya i-downplay yung team, para i-overlook na hindi naman serious contender...tapos sa fiba biglang ibang level ng intensity pala ang ipapakita. baka yung shooter na hindi naman masyado sine-setup for plays ngayon (at least sa nakita ko), yun pala yun ang gagawing kamador. i wouldn't put it past yeng, may pagka-unorthodox yan e. sana nga... :) kasi pag nabigo, 2 years na naman ang aantayin natin (or at least until asian games next year) :)

aircanda
07-23-2009, 07:22 PM
sana mga kapatid tama kayo.. sana!

digitalsuperman
07-23-2009, 08:26 PM
yan nga yung tantsa ko.. di naman talaga ganun ka pangit yung laro nang team natin eh.. suspetsa ko meron talagang nangyayaring mind games dito... ang mission talaga ata nila dito sa jones cup eh ma gauge nila yung japan ataska korea...di na importante yung panalo against both teams ang importante is if kaya ba natin silang talunin... magandang laban ito mga kapatid..

Tigercub
07-23-2009, 09:07 PM
mas ok na matalo dito kesa sa FIBA-Asia when it matters more... :D

digitalsuperman
07-23-2009, 09:40 PM
tumpak... yun nga lang baka din naglalaro nang mind games ang korea at japan..bwahahahaa...

snakerattle79
07-23-2009, 11:20 PM
Kung ako tatanungin maganda naman yung systema ni Yeng Guaio, ang nagiging problema lang ay ang mga players ng Team Pilipinas ay palpak sa dribbling at mabagal tumakbo, maliliit na nga tayo di pa tayo ganon kabilis tulad ng Ibang Team, gaya ng Jordan, mas matatangkad sila pero mas mabilis at mas magaling mag dribble kesa sa atin kaya naiiwan tayo sa fastbreak at nalulusutan sa depensa..Tuwing nakikita ko si Ranidel,Willie Miller at James Yap nasasayangan ako sa mga possible opportunities sa Fastbreak or penetration kasi palpak sila sa Dribbling at Speed, I mean mas mabilis at magaling pa mag dribble si Japeth sa kanilang tatlo, I think Kelangan bumalik tayo sa Basic ng basketball yung tipong European at South American style na Mabibilis at Magaling sa Dribbling para maachieve yung Running Attack at Fluidity sa Ganong Sytema tulad ng Inaaply ni Yeng Guiao sa Team Pilipinas....Wag Na tyo masyado magpainfluensya sa NBA kasi imbes na atupagin natin yung basics inaatupag natin kung pano gumanda ang porma natin sa pagshoot

Hind dribbling ang problema nila. Sobra silang mag-dribble. imbes na ipapasa na ay dribble pa rin sila ng dribble. tuloy mabilis na nakakahabol ang mga gwardia nila. If you want to have speed and fluidity, eliminate too much dribbling and you have to have good passing skills and movement without the ball. The run and gun system of YG will work if they have big players who can dominate the boards and guards who can keep and pass the ball effectively during transition. Sadly due to limited preparation and as you mentioned ineffective players which the coach picked in the first place, this limited system may work against few but not to most of our opponents.



part na yon yung too much dribbling pero hindi mangyayari yung sobrang raming turnovers kung magaling ka mag dribble, Sila Miller,De Ocampo,James Yap,Raymundo at iba pa sobrang dehado sa Dribbling kaya naagawan, Look at team USA kahit maraming Dribbling kesa sa atin malimit maagawan kasi Maganda ang Dribbling skills nila

pachador
07-24-2009, 06:52 AM
Alright guys, here is the answer to your questions, straight from the source:

Uichico says there’s no need to panic
Manila Standard

FORMER national coach Jong Uichico said there’s no need to panic over the Powerade-Team Pilipinas’ three losses in the ongoing Jones Cup tournament in Taipei.

Uichico, who is in Taipei as a consultant to coach Yeng Guiao, spoke to www.insidesports.ph, Standard Today and Viva Sports after the Philippines suffered another heartbreaker against Japan after leading by 18 points in the second quarter to eventually lose by two points.

Uichico pointed out that Guiao was trying some different things. He also didn’t want the opposition to learn too much about the strengths of the Philippine team that will see action in the Fiba Asia Championships in Tianjin, China, beginning Aug. 6.

The coach of the PBA’s most popular team, Barangay Ginebra, said things may be a little different in Wednesday’s game against the tough and tall Lebanon squad.

For Powerade-Team Pilipinas, the 31st Williams Jones Cup tournament represents a crash course on team bonding and preparation.

While teams like Lebanon and Iran are using the 9-team competition to break in newly-acquired big men or wrap up year-long training, the Philippines is as usual trying to cram in 10 days what amounts to 10 months worth of lessons.

“Without prolonged preparation, we’re trying to compress all the situations na puwede nating daanan sa Tianjin in this one tournament. We learn more from seeing the situation here,” said Guiao.

Fact is that other than a low-level Southeast Asia Basketball Association Men’s Championship in Medan, Indonesia, two months ago, the Philippine team, which faces the near Herculean task of qualifying for the 2010 World Championship in Istanbul by finishing in the top three in next month’s 25th Fiba Asia Men’s Championship in China, has had absolutely no international experience.

They did play an overmatched team from Australia, two PBA selections and a group of American missionaries, but nothing beats getting pushed around by Jordan, clawing back from a 19-point deficit only to lose in the dying minutes to host Chinese Taipei and seeing their hopes dashed by Japan.

Beating Kazakhstan, a team the country hasn’t had success with since Tim Cone’s RP-Centennial team back in 1998, lifted their spirits and Guiao believes the contrasting experience is nothing but enriching.

“In order to play a team better, one has to lose to them first in order to realize what needs to be done. Situations like these give one the opportunity to see the character of the players. Kung sino ang puwede at di puwede.”

Guiao has said before that the Jones Cup is the “real test” and the Fiba Asia the “real thing”—and no test is preparing team RP than wading in the waters of Taiwan with the best of Asia outside powerhouse China. Ronnie Nathanielsz

pachador
07-24-2009, 06:53 AM
yung chicks na kasama ni Torero Toroman ay scout niya ? ;D ;D



http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb34/Screenshot38/RajkoToroman.jpg

Nanunuod si Toroman.

amdgc82
07-24-2009, 07:45 AM
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Korea gives RP a taste of Tianjin
By Nelson Beltran Updated July 24, 2009 12:00 AM

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Japeth Aguilar scores on a drive against Kim Joo-Sung of Korea.

TAIPEI – Powerade Team Pilipinas mixed it up with old Asian nemesis South Korea and had a glimpse of what to expect in Tianjin as the Nationals were outran, outhustled and outgunned.

The Koreans put everything on display in topping the Filipinos, 83-80, in the 31st William Jones Cup basketball competition at the Hsinchuang Gymnasium here last night.

With the win, Korea drew level with Jordan, Iran and Lebanon atop the heap with three days left in the nine-day, nine-nation invitational competition. RP slid to 1-4.

Jordan, the two-time defending champion, suffered its first loss in five outings as it opted to forfeit its match with Iran after a fight broke out barely two minutes into the contest.

RP coach Yeng Guiao said the Korean team should be a major concern for them in the coming FIBA-Asia championship in Tianjin, China. The Koreans are among the teams the Filipinos have to hurdle in the elimination round in the Asian meet to make the quarterfinals.

“Korea is a strong team with a chance to win the championship here,” said Guiao.

In a preview of their Tianjin showdown, the Koreans – the Asian Games in Busan in 2002 – outplayed the Filipinos with an impressive all-around game.

Better in running their plays and in shooting the basket, the Koreans seized the initiatives early and took control most of the way.

Though falling behind by 16 midway through the third period, the Filipinos stayed in the fight but just couldn’t get a long, decisive run to grab the upperhand.

They threatened for the last time at 76-78 before Korean star forward Kim Min-soo knocked in the last of his four three-pointers in the night, giving his team a five-point cushion with a little over a minute left to play.

Nonetheless, Guiao again saw a silver lining in defeat.

“It’s another lesson for us. It’s important that we’re able to feel and study the Korean game. They would be our biggest competitor in our group in the FIBA-Asia championship,” said Guiao.

“I think what we showed was good enough. James Yap and Jayjay Helterbrand couldn’t shoot well and I didn’t put pressure on them. Staying close with them is an achievement for us for now,” Guiao added.

JaimeKobe
07-27-2009, 09:50 AM
Mga pards ask ko lang sana if sino nanalo sa Philippines-Iran game sa jones cup. Bago pa lang kasi ako nagregister.

lekiboy
07-27-2009, 01:10 PM
Mga pards ask ko lang sana if sino nanalo sa Philippines-Iran game sa jones cup. Bago pa lang kasi ako nagregister.


85-60 Iran - it's all in the papers today, sir.