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05-27-2009, 09:38 PM
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06-25-2009, 03:39 PM

The official draw for FIBA 33 (Basketball) and Football were finalised on the morning of May 22 2009, at the Gold and Silver Rooms of the Singapore Sports Council Headquarters. 19 boys' teams and 16 girls' teams were separated into four initial groups (A to D) in their separate categories for FIBA 33 (Basketball).

In both Boys and Girls categories, Singapore will be meeting basketball powerhouses, India (IND) and the People's Republic of China (CHN). Mr. Seah Liang Bing, competition manager for the Asian Youth Games (AYG) FIBA 33 (Basketball), believes that home ground advantage will increase Singapore's chances.

However, India has proven to a worthy adversary in the 3-on-3 basketball court in the last Bali Asian Beach Games 2008. China's performance, on the other hand, remains to be seen, although they have proven to be traditionally very strong in the regular 5-on-5 basketball.

Mr. Seah says that it is now important to go back to think of strategies to undertake when encountering such strong teams. He adds that the Singapore team has been following a strong training regime in preparation for the Games, including having internal friendly matches with the adult national team at the Singapore Basketball Centre.

The national squad for Singapore has not been finalised but candidates have been narrowed down.

In the other groups of the Boys category, if the Bali Asian Beach Games 2008 are any indicator, expect to see strong competition in Group A between Malaysia (MAS) and Thailand (THA), and in Group C between the Philippines (PHI) and Japan (JPN).

For the girls, Group A will also see Malaysia (MAS) and Thailand (THA) go head-to-head, while the game between the traditional rivals in all sports, Japan (JPN) and the Republic of Korea (KOR), should prove to be a worthwhile game to watch.

The final draw results are as follows:

Group A (Boys)
- Malaysia (MAS)
- Palestine (PLE)
- Thailand (THA)
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)
- Bangladesh (BAN)

Group B (Boys)
- Sri Lanka (SRI)
- Nepal (NEP)
- Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)
- Republic of Korea (KOR)
- Qatar (QAT)

Group C (Boys)
- The Philippines (PHI)
- Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI)
- Japan (JPN)
- Jordan (JOR)
- Mongolia (MGL)

Group D (Boys)
- Singapore (SIN)
- People's Republic of China (CHN)
- Uzbekistan (UZB)
- India (IND)

Group A (Girls)
- Malaysia (MAS)
- Jordan (JOR)
- Thailand (THA)
- Indonesia (INA)

Group B (Girls)
- Republic of Korea (KOR)
- Nepal (NEP)
- Japan (JPN)
- Kuwait (KUW)

Group C (Girls)
- People's Republic of China (CHN)
- Singapore (SIN)
- India (IND)
- Bahrain (BRN)

Group D (Girls)
- The Philippines (PHI)
- Kazakhstan (KAZ)
- Sri Lanka (SRI)
- Uzbekistan (UZB)

Written by: Huang Yanyan Nadya
Pictures by: Muhamad Farhan Bin Abdul Hamid

06-25-2009, 03:43 PM
Members of RP Youth team (Boys)
1. Jeron Teng
2. Michael Tolomia
3. Jeoffrey Javillonar
4. Emmanuel Bonleon

coach: Eric Altamirano

06-27-2009, 10:30 AM

Youth Asian Games teams announced
Category » Bhopal Posted On Friday, June 26, 2009
By Our Staff Reporter
Bhopal, June 26:

Madhya Pradesh's Kirti Goswami and Chhattisgarh's Ranjeeta Kaur will lead the boys' and girls' teams respectively at the 1st Youth Asian Games being organised at Singapore from July 1 to 4.

''The teams were announced today by the Indian Basketball Federation and approved by the Indian Olympic Association. Like the Twenty-20 cricket championship, the Games will be played on the FIBA 33 pattern'' boys' team Coach and Madhya Pradesh Sports and Youth Welfare Department's Sports Officer Vikas Kharadkar told UNI here.

Each team comprises four players of whom one is made to sit as standby. The team that attains the score of 33 is declared winner.
The Youth Asian Games is a stepping stone vis-a-vis preparations for next year's Youth Olympics as teams will qualify through next month's event.
Last year, the Indian boys' team bagged the gold and the girls won the bronze.

The teams:

Boys: K Goswami (c), Amit Kanarji (both from Madhya Pradesh), Sukhjeet Singh (Delhi) and Shyam Sundar (Chhattisgarh). Coach Abdul Hameed (Mumbai).
Girls: R Kaur (c) (Chhattisgarh), Priyadarshini Raj, L Suganya (both Tamil Nadu) and Amrita Bhuskute (Maharashtra).

Coach V Kharadkar (MP) Expressing happiness on a total four players being selected from Madhya Pradesh and neighbouring Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh Basketball Association Secretary Kulwinder Singh Gill hoped that the teams would emerge with flying colours.

07-01-2009, 04:08 AM
RP Team Schedule of Games:


July 1
945am - PHI vs IRI
345pm - PHI vs MGL

July 2
1115am - PHI vs JPN

July 3
945am - PHI vs JOR


July 1
1245pm - PHI vs KAZ

July 2
130pm - PHI vs UZB

July 3
1245pm - PHI vs SRL


07-01-2009, 10:05 PM

Cagers, spikers save day for RP Asian Youth Games bets
07/01/2009 | 08:18 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Team Philippines’ bets in the ballgames saved the day as the Filipinos got shut out in the medal events played on Wednesday in the 1st Asian Youth Games in Singapore.

The FIBA 33 basketball players and the girls’ beach volley entries delivered in their preliminary matches to somehow ease the pain suffered by their teammates over in diving, bowling and shooting.

Cris Mike Tolomia’s short stab in the final 1:06 minutes keyed the Philippines' come-from-behind 27-26 win over a taller Iran side to jumpstart the RP dribblers’ bid at the Anglican High School.

The Filipino cagers followed this up with an abbreviated 34-11 triumph over Mongolia. This game was stopped at the 2:25 mark of the second period in accordance with Fiba 33 rules, which automatically stop a game once a team scores 33 points.

"It was a good start but we still have a lot to work on. We also have to scout our opponents," said basketball coach Eric Altamirano. “They were jittery at the start but once they had their feel on the game, they delivered."

The team’s female counterparts chalked up win No. 1 without breaking a sweat as Kazakhstan failed to make it in the competition due to unexplained reason.

Also shining in their own side of the competitions were RP beach spikers Alyssa Valdez and Kim Fajardo, who defeated Sri Lanka’s Nicanthika Yaddehi Gamage and Mudiyanselage Ilangakoon 21-18, 21-17.

With the victory, Valdez and Fajardo moved a win away from advancing into the next round.

The rest of the Filipinos who saw action Wednesday went home empty-handed.

Lone diving competitor Natassia Marie Nalus came closest to landing a podium finish, placing fourth in the girls’ 3m springboard with a score of 281.75. She finished behind Korean Kim Nami (357.20), Macau’s Lei Sio I (350.45) and Chinese Liu Tian (342.15).

Berth to 2010 Youth Olympics

In shooting, sisters Dianne Nicole (385 points) and Marie Isabelle Eufemio (366) finished 17th and 33rd places in the girls’ air rifle 40 event.

But coach Robbie Hermoso found a reason to celebrate as Nicole beat the minimum qualifying score (MQS) of 368, which earned her a spot in the Youth Olympics next year.

Collins Jose wound up ninth in bowling's boys singles event with 1291 pinfalls following an auspicious start.

The 17-year-old Jose, silver medalist in the 2007 Asian Schools championships, had six strikes in a row in the opening game to gain second spot with 251 then maintained Top 5 position after four games. But he committed a string of ten pin tap in the fifth and sixth frames to slide further down the standings.

“I still think they played well, we just didn’t have the breaks in the later games kasi laging may isang pin na naiiwan. ’Yung fifth and sixth games were heartbreakers," said bowling coach Carlos de Leon. “Thursday is another day, we’ll do better in the doubles."

Jose will team up with Louie Fredric Chuaquico while Jayson John Tubid will join forces with Bryan Cedric Gabay in Thursday's doubles play starting at 1:30 p.m.

“We didn’t do well in our opening match pero buo pa din ang loob namin na lumaban hanggang sa huli," said Jose.

In the overall medal tally, China set the pace with three golds followed by India with one gold, one silver and one bronze. Japan and Taiwan are currently tied at third with one gold and one silver each. - GMANews.TV

07-01-2009, 10:24 PM
July 1, 2009
China team overpowers S'pore
By Valerie Chia

THE towering Chinese team proved too much to handle as they overpowered Singapore's boys 34-21 in their opening Group D match of the Asian Youth Games FIBA 33 (Basketball).

After a closely-contested first period in which Singapore were only trailing 8-11, China upped their tempo and made full use of their height and strength advantage to pull away to 23-12 by the end of the second period.

With sharp shooter Li Weijie pouring in the points and 2.06m tall centre, Zhang Minghao, 16, dominating the post, China fended off a fight-back by Singapore in the last period to seal the match one minute from full-time.

Singapore were crushed by China 33-7 in the FIBA 33 Group C girls' match, and the match ended 3 minutes into the second period. FIBA 33 is a 3-on-3 basketball game where the first team to reach 33 points wins.

07-02-2009, 12:41 PM
from AYG website

RP (boys) won over Japan

Group D : Match B22
JPN - 26
Aratani, Yuto (8 )
Hashimoto, Kosuke (12)
Tawatari, Ryo (C) (4)
Uehara, Taiki (2)

PHI - 34
Bonleon, Mario Emmanuel JR. (6)
Javillonar, Jeofrey (9)
Teng, Jeron Alvin (7)
Tolomia, Cris Michael (C) (12)

07-02-2009, 03:02 PM
thru http://www.ayg2009.sg/page/Basketball/0,,12804,00.html

Our girls lost a close game to the taller Uzbeks:

Group D : Match G15

PHI - 26
Araneta, Tara Shane (1)
Jose, Danica Therese (11)
Melendres, Jonah Mari (C) (13)
Piatos, Trisha Anne (1)

UZB - 28
Komarova, Lyudmila (17)
Mitrofanova, Valeriya (C) (4)
Turgunova, Hosiyat (7)

07-02-2009, 04:45 PM
^I think we won that game by default. One player from Uzbekistan fouled out.

07-03-2009, 03:17 AM
^ i think two players from Uzbekistan got fouled out, that's why we won by default


Girls (Group D)
Philippines 1 - 0
Sri Lanka 1 - 0
Uzbekistan 0 - 2

Boys (Group C)
Philippines 3 - 0
Iran 2 - 1
Japan 2 - 2
Jordan 1 - 2
Mongolia 0 - 3

07-03-2009, 11:35 AM
RP (boys) now 4-0

from AYG website

Group C : Match B32
PHI - 35
Bonleon, Mario Emmanuel JR. (10)
Javillonar, Jeofrey (17)
Teng, Jeron Alvin (8 )
Tolomia, Cris Michael (C) (8 )

JOR - 31
Al-Ghzawi, Majdi (C)
Aljarar'ah, Abdallah (11)
Alnaser, Ibrahim (5)
Altaweel, Yazan (15)

07-03-2009, 11:55 AM
That's great news...looks like another nailbiter though. Score was probably 32-31 before someone connected on either a trey or an and-1 play to finish the Jordanians.

Congrats to Coach Eric Altamirano and our young "streetfighters". Keep up the great work boys!

Go Team Pilipinas!

07-03-2009, 12:02 PM
RP boys will play the second seed in Group A in the quarterfinals this afternoon.

07-03-2009, 02:36 PM

07-03-2009, 05:13 PM
RP boys advances to the semis; will meet China tomorrow

Quarterfinal 3 : Match B39
PHI - 33
Bonleon, Mario Emmanuel JR. (5)
Javillonar, Jeofrey (4)
Teng, Jeron Alvin (10)
Tolomia, Cris Michael (C) (14)

UAE - 9
Ahmad, Mubarak Khalifa Abdulla (C) (2)
Alwali, Khamis Atiq Khamis Zaal (1)
Hassan, Mohamed Ahmed Abdulla (5)
Obaid Hamad Hamdan Ahmad (1)

07-03-2009, 06:43 PM

When asked what he thought about the match with the Philippines tomorrow, China's Coach Xi Song said: "The opponent is strong. We have no strategy yet but if we do it must be kept a secret. I think the Philippines plays pretty well. We have taller players so it is an advantage. But the Philippines has their own advantage - they are very fast and speedy."

Tomorrow's Schedule
July 4, 2009
Venue: Anglican High School

9:45 AM - Match B41 - Iran vs Korea
9:45 AM - Match B42 - RP vs China

(for third)
12:45 PM - Match B43 - Loser Match B41 vs Loser Match B42

2:30 PM - Match B44 - Winner Match B41 vs Winner Match B42

07-03-2009, 09:31 PM

July 3, 2009
'It's just a scarf'
By Valerie Chia

Bahrain's basketball team (in red) taking on India at Anglican High School in a rescheduled match yesterday. The two sides were to have met on Wednesday, but the Bahrain girls had to forfeit that match because their attire of hijab and trousers contravened Fiba's official rules. -- PHOTO: MY PAPER

CONFUSION over proper attire overshadowed the Asian Youth Games (AYG) Fiba 33 basketball competition for the second day running when a player donning a hijab (headscarf) was told she could not play.

Kuwait had again to compete in the 3-on-3 event without captain and top player Rabab Abdullah.

The point guard had to watch from the sidelines as her team lost 0-33 to Japan on Wednesday at Anglican High School.

On Thursday, she had to sit on the sidelines again as her team fell 4-33 to South Korea in a match played at 12.45pm.

Yet the Bahrain team, with three of their members donning the hijab, were allowed to take on China (2.15pm) and play a rescheduled match against India (5pm). Bahrain lost the two matches 0-33 and 2-34 respectively.

Then, four athletes donning the hijab - three from Bahrain and one from Kuwait - were not allowed to take to the court after they were deemed not properly attired.

The wearing of the hijab contravenes international regulations governing the sport. Section 4.4.2 of basketball world governing body Federation Internationale de Basketball's (Fiba) Official Basketball Rules prohibits headgear and hair accessories.

But the matter was thought to have been resolved - the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) decided on Wednesday night to allow athletes at the AYG to compete in the headscarf - until it surfaced again on Thursday.

Kuwait's coach, Mr Yousef Khaled, was frustrated about the discrepancy in rules. The rules had in fact been relaxed at 7pm on Wednesday after the Bahrain team and their chef-de-mission, Mr Sameer Shawaiter, met OCA officials.

Mr Shawaiter argued that international rules should apply to world-level competitions and not regional ones like the AYG. He added: 'We had also pointed out that it's not like the hijab is a form of head protection. It's just a scarf.'

07-03-2009, 09:37 PM

Fri, Jul 03, 2009
my paper
Diversity amid 3-on-3 basketball
By Dawn Tay


MENTION sport in Kuwait and camel racing is likely to be the hot topic, not basketball.

But that has not stopped its girls' team from competing in the Asian Youth Games' (AYG) 3-on-3 basketball competition.

In a showcase of diversity, the competition has pitted traditional Asian powerhouses China and Japan against Kuwait, Bahrain and Bangladesh - all of which are unranked by Fiba, the sport's governing body.

Spotted over the past two days were players sporting hijabs and trackshoes.

The differences in appearance were apparent - for instance, bearded Palestinian boys faced off against clean-shaven Malaysians.

China's Li Weijie, 16, trains twice a day all year round in a specialised sports academy, with just a seven-day break for Chinese New Year.

Contrast that with Bangladesh basketballer Abu Obay Adib, who picked up a basketball for the first time just a
year ago.

He said: "My friends and family asked why I was playing basketball instead of cricket or football."

This AYG is the country's first international basketball tournament in 15 years and the team's first match in an indoor court.

In Bahrain, however, outdoor basketball is almost unheard of, as temperatures can go over a sweltering 40 deg C.

And while playing in hijab and trackpants is the norm in the Arabic country, their girls' team faced sitting out the tournament, as players were not allowed to wear headscarves and trackpants under competition rules.

To their relief, the ruling was changed midway through yesterday's competition, following a last-minute directive from the Olympic Council of Asia.

Despite all the differences, players across teams rattled off names like LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant with ease, when asked about their favourite superstars.

This is a competition which proves that sport can indeed conquer boundaries.

07-04-2009, 12:28 AM
sayang natalo yun RP Girls sa Korean team sa Quarterfinals... :(

07-04-2009, 10:01 AM
RP boys loses to China 34-31.

07-04-2009, 10:42 AM
RP boys loses to China 34-31.

We could won if we made those missed 3 point shots and those numerous missed free throws. But our players are much more better than those Chinese. They are just bigger. Am proud of our boys as they are really good.

07-04-2009, 11:06 AM
boxscores pls.

07-04-2009, 12:41 PM
now showing RP vs Korea for third place


07-04-2009, 12:56 PM
free throws .... free throws .... free throws !!!!!

07-04-2009, 01:09 PM
RP places 4th place; loses to Korea 33-29

07-04-2009, 02:05 PM
Here are the links citing news reports about the RP Boy's NT which played in FIBA 33 in the AYG:








07-07-2009, 09:44 AM

Conflict in sked worked against 3-on-3 team - Eala
Updated July 07, 2009 12:00 AM

SINGAPORE – “Lend us the best players and we’ll win medals for the country.”

This was the message that Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas executive director Noli Eala tried to send across from this tiny island nation following two bitter losses the RP boys’ 3-on-3 team suffered against old-time favorites China and Korea.

The RP Team composed of Mario Bonleon, Jeoffrey Javillonar, Michael Tolomia and Jeron Alvin Teng, and coached by Eric Altamirano won their first five matches against Mongolia, Japan, Iran, Jordan and the UAE before losing two in a row.

A three-point loss to China in the semis and an equally stunning four-point defeat to Korea in the battle for the bronze last Saturday left the players, all under 17 years old and no taller than 6’3,” broken-hearted and team officials thinking of the perennial “what-ifs.”

Without naming names, Eala said there were other players they had in mind when they started forming the team to the inaugural staging of the Asian Youth Games. But to their disappointment, these players were not made available to them.

“That’s why we had to put together a team that would be available,” said Eala, without taking anything away from the players who made a lot of heads turn here by beating the taller, more experienced Iran team heading into the semis against China.

He said some of the country’s finest 14-17 players not being made available for these Games that took only less than 10 days to finish was a big blow to the country’s bid to land a medal that could have given its youth basketball program a boost.

“So that’s something we need to look at. How we can bring the best teams to tournaments like this especially if the UAAP is ongoing,” said Eala, referring to the country’s premier collegiate that won’t start until the end of this week.

A couple of MVPs in the collegiate leagues, including the NCAA, which is ongoing, could have served the RP Team here in good stead.

“But overall, the team played well considering that we couldn’t bring in the best players because of the collegiate schedule. And at least we can say that at this level, 16 or 17 under, the Philippines is at par with Asia’s best,” said the SBP official.

“Our skill level is much higher. It’s just that we really lack the ceiling,” added Eala of the RP Team that had Javillonar the tallest at around 6’3” as compared to China and Korea which had 16- or 17-year-olds as tall as 6’5.” – Abac Cordero

07-08-2009, 07:31 AM

Enriching experience
Written by Ask Coach E / Eric Altamirano / altamiranohoops@yahoo.com
Tuesday, 07 July 2009 22:53

The Philippines came up short of a bronze medal in the recent Asian Youth Games (AYG), but our players have learned much with the experience.

For this writer, too, the experience of coaching a three-on-three team is a new one, having been better versed with handling teams that field five players at a time in a whole-court setting.

Still, there’s the nagging thought that we could have won over China and Korea after sweeping our early matches against Mongolia, Japan, Iran, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

One thing that the rest of the Nokia RP U-16 team can learn from AYG participants Mario Bonleon, Jeoffrey Javillonar, Michael Tolomia and Jeron Alvin Teng is not to dwell too much on a loss.

That is, of course, easier said than done as we lost by three to China in a game in which we missed six free throws and didn’t get the crucial rebound after a free-throw miss by a Chinese player.

That hounded us in the game against Korea, which only beat us by four points. I have to admit that the players were not focused 100 percent in the game although they did their best in putting behind the loss to China.

A few things are evident in this experience. We have talented players, but there’s lack in ceiling as our tallest was Javillonar, who was a shade smaller than the other players standing at 6’5”. As shown by the loss to China, we still lack maturity.

But we should always dwell on the positives. It was to our advantage that although the team was formed in just two months before the tournament, the core was made up of the Nokia RP U-16 team, which has been in formation since January.

That worked for us since it gave us the benefit of teamwork that would not have been evident if we started from scratch.

The Singapore experience augurs well for our players who are preparing for the Southeast Asian Basketball Association Youth Championships and also the Fiba-Asia U-16 championships.

When it comes to tournaments like this, there’s nothing like experience to back you up. But the good thing is that the experience gained from this tournament will go a long way.