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Toto Battung
06-05-2009, 12:10 PM
Ateneo , La Salle Post NCAA Wins

Manila, September 15, 1963 -

The Ateneo Blue Eagles streaked to their fourth straight win in the NCAA cage tournament by blasting the Mapua Tech Cardinals, 79-63.
The Hail Mary quintet were led by Nazario Constantino, Felix Flores and Antonio Guidotti with their unnerving display of good shooting and teamanship. They led 39-29 at the half and continued their mastery of the Cardinals in the second half.
In the other game, the De La Salle Green Archers inspired no end with the terrific combined shooting of Vincent Misa, Guillermo Manotoc, Miguel Noble and Lawrence Gonzales came behind a 30-35 halftime deficit to shoot down the Heavy Bombers of Jose Rizal College, 73-62.

Emon74
06-06-2009, 10:00 AM
Wild and wooly race
August 1998

The spell casts by the Letran Knights has been broken. The NCAA pennant race is now wide open.
Thanks to the Jose Rizal College heavy bombers who ushered in the rash of upsets that shook the standings of the country's oldest collegiate league.
The Heavy bombers, compensating for their lack of ceiling with non-stop running and gunning, stunned the Knights, 82-70, last Thursday to snap the Knights five game winning run and wheel themselves back into contention. The Stags, however, are determined to prove that they're capable of continuing their predecessors' illustrious record and subdued the heavy bombers, 92-82, last Saturday.
That victory, coming after the stags were humbled by theunpredictable Mapua Cardinals, lifted the Stags to a 4-2 win-loss record, same as that of the Cardinals. The Heavy bombers, on the other hand, slipped to 4-3.
Philippine Christian University, finally discovering the joy of winning under new coach Joshua Villapando, follows at 3-3 following a 58-56 squeaker over University of Perpetual Help-Rizal, also Friday. Languishing at the cellar are league newcomer St.Benilde and the once-formidable San Beda College.
Letran Coach Louie Alas wasn't upset a bit by the defeat, fact is, he was glad it came early, thus giving him ample time to correct the perceived flaws of the Knights, who remain to be the crown favorites.
Manpower-wise, the Knights have little problem as they have a crack shooter Chris Calaguio, ace center Kerby Raymundo and boby banger Erwin Velez.

September 1998

Don't give up on the San Sebastian College Stags yet. Their title-retention bid in the NCAA is still alive.
Showing that they still have enough firepower left in their arsenal. The Stags mauled the San Beda Red Lions, 89-67, last Monday to gain the No.2 spot in the final four. The Stags, bucking the loss of their six top players, wound up with an 8-win, 6-loss record and ranked second to the top qualifier Letran Knights, who are at 11-2.
The top two qualifiers need only to beat the third and fourth-ranked teams to forge a title showdown for this year's men's crown.
Letran, bannered by five national team candidates, will face the San Beda College; San Sebastian, eyeing its sixth straight title, will clash with University of Perpetual Help-Rizal. The Altas secured the third spot with a masterful 70-56 conquest of the Mapua Cardinals also Monday.
Getting stronger as the league progresses, the Stags of coach Bay Cristobal will be banking on Gherome Barbosa, Mark Macapagal, Alvin Pua, Ricardo Medina, Michael Robinson, Homer Se and Fil-Am Dejon Lee against the tall Altas.

amdgc82
06-12-2009, 09:09 AM
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Letran wins NCAA senior cage title
Monday, Oct. 19, 1970
By Romy Pascual
(Special to MANILA TIMES)

Yesterday's Results
JRC 53; Mapua 51 (Jrs)
Letran 94; La Salle 82 (Srs)

Quezon City, Oct. 18 - Letran captured the 1970 NCAA basketball championship today with a clinching second straight victory of La Salle, 94-82, in their best of three playoff at the Loyola Center.

David Regullano, the Knights' 6-foot-3 center, neutralized a 33 point splurge by La Salle's Julian Lim with 25 points and 15 rebounds in what he himself rated was his finest performance so far.

It was the Knights' fifth NCAA crown since 1937 when they won their first, and a shining tribute to coach Gabby Fajardo, who had a lean stretch since his glory days with the Prisco All-Stars of the early 50s.

The NCAA junior championship went into a rubber match as the Jose Rizal Light Bombers turned back the Mapua Tech Red Robins, 53-51, to square their best of three playoff at 1-all.

Again the Green Archers started mightily as they did in yesterday's playoff opener before being thwarted by the strong-finishing Letranites, 78-64.

And again the Knights sent them reeling back, never to recover, with 12-2 onslaught in the second quarter by Rodolfo Hines, Regullano and Manuel Pineda from 28-all.

Punctuating La Salle's promising start were leads of 21-16 and 25-20 carved out by Lim and Federico Sola.

Egging on the Knights in the crowd of 6,000 were fanatics who shelled the referees with bottlecaps and debris in the fourth quarter over a call they didn't like.

Absentees were Danilo Rarallo of La Salle, who was ill with flu, and Letran's Tommy Gutierrez, whom school authorities dropped for repeated absences from classes.

Mapua Tech's Anastacio Go won the league's "most valuable player" award while Letran's Ricardo Pineda, who shot the season's individual record of 43 points, copped "rookie of the year" honors.

Emon74
06-13-2009, 08:02 AM
1987 NCAA Finals

Stags again a game away from NC Crown!
The champ by Buddy Macaspac

Everytime the San Sebastian Stags go up against the Letran Knights, head coach Francis Rodriguez makes it a point to come up with a surprise.
The Surprise in the opener of their Best of Three championship series for the NCAA senior basketball crown last Friday afternoon at the Rizal Coliseum turned out to be reserve forward Saturnino Garrido and a two-man high post play anchored on the prolific Napoleon Hatton and Melchor Teves.
The six-foot Hatton triggered the Stags' first breakway, a torrid 20-9 attack as he completed a three-point play off the hulking William Johnson. He punctuated it himself with a thunderous right-handed dunk that jolted the crowd with the sound it generated. That singular blitz of brilliance gave San Sebastian its first double-digit advantage, 51-39.
But the defending champion kept coming back. Skipper Fernando Libed caught fire and began scoring on difficult drives and fade-away jumpers while power forward Albert David was most effective on short stabs. As the duo wrought havoc and completely threw the San Sebastian defense off-course, the Stags, in their overeagerness to exact revenge over the Knights for a frustrating 92-94 overtime loss on the final day of the eliminations that consequently denied them a two-round sweep and the title outright, forced their attempts and started committing errors.
Before the Stags knew it, Letran had already seize the upperhand, 64-60. But the Stags were not to be denied, Garrido played the firemans role and league MVP Eugene Quilban assumed the stabilizers tasks as the Stags woke up from the near-costly slumber to take control of the game anew. The 5-10 Garrido, pinch-hitting for the on-and-off Paul Alvarez, pumped in all of his eight points, even as the diminutive Quilban added six, as San Sebastian dropped a telling 14-2 bomb that erased a 67-68 deficit and erected an 11-point cushion, 81-70, with only four and a half minutes remaining.
That was all San Sebastian needed to curb Letran's fiery comeback. It was smooth-sailing from then out for the Recoletos-based squad as it went on to win soundly, 93-81, to move within a game of scoring a sweep of their titular showdown. "natutuwa ako sa nilalaro ko, Talagang inireserba ako ni coach para sa second half dahil palagi akong kinakapos" said the 20-year-old Garrido, a commerce sophomore at the Recto Avenue College.
"We'll definitely go for a sweep on Tuesday, mahirap na at baka kami pa ang masilat, dapat pumukpok habang mainit" said the jubilant Rodriguez, who is gunning for his second NCAA title after earlier steering the Stags to the championship two years back.

lekiboy
06-13-2009, 09:55 AM
i watched this on TV- i was on my 7th grade.... libed made the shot after a paul alvarez "baldog shot" ( close range)..halos magiba ang rizal coliseum.... panalo na, naging bato pa....

Emon74
06-13-2009, 10:21 AM
i watched this on TV- i was on my 7th grade.... libed made the shot after a paul alvarez "baldog shot" ( close range)..halos magiba ang rizal coliseum.... panalo na, naging bato pa....


napanood ko din eto although it was already replayed on TV, siyempre ang inabangan ko yun last shot ni Libed sa huli, grabe ang dami ng crowd sa Rizal Memorial, it was a sorry loss for SSC.

amdgc82
06-21-2009, 05:13 PM
Manila Standard, Wednesday, October 7, 1987
Letran foils SSC, forces Game 3
Rookie's heroics seal 93-90 triumph over hardluck collegiate champion Stags
By MANNY ANGELES

Game 3 Friday
2:30 p.m. - San Sebastian vs Letran

Back-to-the-wall Letran found an unlikely hero in rookie Erwin Santos yesterday to stop San Sebastian, 93-90, and extend the NCAA basketball title playoffs to a third and final showdown Friday at the Rizal Coliseum.

The 6-foot-1 Santos, fresh from the junior ranks, blocked Saturnino Garrido's attempt with 14 seconds left then intercepted Paul Alvarez' pass to Arnold Adlawan with three seconds to go to preserve teammate Robert Ruiz' game-clinching free throws which earlier shattered the game's last deadlock at 90-all.

The gangling Ruiz then split his charities off Melchor Teves at the buzzer for the final count.

It was a sorry setback for the national college champion Stags, who had come to within a win of taking their third title in the league twice this season only to be foiled on as many occasions by the defending champions.

The Knights beat them to the second round pennant with a 94-92 triumph and were only another win short of wrapping up the best-of-three title series yesterday after taking Game one, 93-81 when disaster struck anew.

"Sanay talaga kami sa pressure," observed Letran coach Eddie Reyes, who is trying to give the Knights their 10th title. "Ni-review namin yung tape ng first game at tsinek namin yung mga mali namin. Mabuti naman pati yung mga bago nag-click."

The setback put all the pressure on the Stags when they meet anew Friday. but San Sebastian coach Francis Rodriguez is unfazed. "Kung ganito uli ang laban malamang makuha namin sa Biyernes." he said.

For a while the Stags looked all set to turn the game around in the final two minutes when they came came back from eight points down to tie the count at 90-all through Alvarez, who was playing out of the national team that will defend the Asian Basketball Confederation championship a month from now.

Alvarez struck with a fastbreak stab and two free throws of Alberto David before Garrido scored on a jumper and diminutive Eugene Quilban soared high for a lay up that tied the contest for the last time, 47 seconds remaining.

But the 6-foot-3 Ruiz put Letran on top to stay with a pair of free throws off Garrido, before Santos came through with his late heroics to preserve the victory.

Santos, a native of Manila, was also a revelation midway in the final period when coming in for his cramp-stricken team captain, Fernando Libed, scored eight points that helped bail Letran out of a see-saw contest, 84-79 going into the last six minutes.

Toto Battung
06-23-2009, 12:01 PM
Knights struggle past Altas in OT, share lead

Star 9-11-1996

It took Letran College an extra five minutes, but the Knights still did it, beating a stubborn Perpetual Help College side, 93-89, yesterday to gain a share of the lead with idle San Sebastian College in the second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Rizal Memorial.
The Knights had to scramble in regulation to avert an impending defeat, then called on the steady hands of Francis Arabit and Erwin Velez at crunchtime to pound out the victory from the line for their second victory in as many games.
That kept the Knights in step with the Stags at the top of the seven-team field, but the scrambling win didn't speak well of the caliber of the team tapped to stop the historic four-title romp by San Sebastian.
Arabit sank two pressure-packed charities in the final 16 seconds to shatter an 89-all count, then Letran watched Perpetual Help bungle its final offensive thrust for the win, secured by Velez's own free throws.
The Altas, who engaged the Knights in a tight, see-sawing contest through out, actually had two chances to win in regulation but Rubi muffed a three-point attempt with six seconds left and Jose Manalo flubbed what seemed to be an easy follow-up shot of Rubi's miss at the buzzer.
Perpetual Help came into the last two minutes of regulation with an 77-72 lead but ran out of offensive options in the ensuing plays, enabling the Knights to draw level at 79-all on the strength of a 7-2 run.

amdgc82
06-29-2009, 06:54 AM
Manila Standard, Saturday, October 10, 1987
Letran shades SSC for title
Stags play not to lose, give up late goal for Knight's 63-62 win
by RAFFY JAPA

Letran's Fernando Libed defied San sebastian's three man shaded lane barricade with a clutch fade-away basket yesterday that lifted the Knights to a come from behind 63-62 win and their 10th NCAA basketball crown at the Rizal Coliseum.

Down 55-62 in the last minutes, the Knights wove a defensive cloak on the Stags, who almost surprisingly opted to waste away the clock with barely a semblance of a play pattern and chose to waive two trips to the charity line in the last 54 seconds with Letran closing in, 61-62.

San Sebastian's ball carrier Eugene Quilban, the regular season MVP, dribbled away some precious seconds from the top of the key but the ball was stranded at the low post and Crizaldo Bade had to launch a forced shot that rimmed out. Letran's Roberto Ruiz came down with the rebound.

Ruiz rifled a pass to teammate Alberto David at midcourt and David spotted Arthur Ayson near the right wing. But Ayson opted for more percentage by relaying the ball to Libed, who plowed inside and popped a jumper over the outstretched hands of Stags' Melchor Teves, Allan de los Reyes and Napoleon Hatton for the winning basket, barely 1.2 seconds left.

The Stags were so stunned by the surprise basket, some of them appeared nailed to the floor, moments after the final horn. A couple of them collapsed to the floor unmindful of the flood of Letran supporters who spilled into the court to give their schoolmates a warm salute and their foot high Sto. Nino a deserving victory ride.

"Pinaghigpitan ko lang ang depensa sa itaas at pina-pressure defense ko sa ilalim sina (Paul) Alvarez at Hatton," said Letran coach Eddie Reyes, who showed up in Game Three with the same white Stayknit sports shirt he wore during the 1986 finals when the Knights regained the NCAA title from San Sebastian.

"Isang taon ko ding itinago ang T-shirt na ito. Isinuot ko ngayon at baka mayroon pang suwerteng natitira. Mayroon pa nga." added Reyes who steered the Knights to their fifth crown in six years, highlighted by a rare grand slam in 1982-84 under the stewardship of coach Larry Albano.

The Stags led by as many as 13 points, 31-18, late in the first half when SSC coach Francis Rodriguez solved Letran's vaunted fastbreaks by posting either Hatton or De los Reyes as the top of the offense as the safety man to thwart the outlet plays of the Knights.

Hatton exploded for six more points to give the Stags a 37-25 spread, but a split by Letranite William Johnson and a buzzer beating three pointer by Ayson after a passing error by Hatton cut the San Sebastian lead to 29-37 at the interval.

Like water bursting from a leak in a dam, the Knights spurtted to 45-40 advantage witha stoccato of run and gun plays at the start of the final period.

But th Stags got their second wind with Alvarez and Hatton presiding over the attack to wrest back the upperhand, 58-53, 5:34 remaining.

Back to back hits by Hatton sandwiching an Alvarez block on Ayson gave San Sebastian the 62-55 lead with 4:52 left, but the Stags went black in the remaining minutes, unable to launch a decent attempt.

Hatton had the chance to salvage the win for San Sebastian in the last 54 seconds but his one and one free throw off the last foul of Jerry Ruiz went out with team mate De los Reyes on the rebound. The Stags almost forgot to shoot after that.

"Sa amin na, nawala pa. Ang kailangan lang namin ay ubusin ang oras na natitira at bantayan si Libed pagkatapos. Ayon, nakalusot si Libed" said Rodriguez.

Jerry Ruiz topscored with 15 points while Robert Ruiz backed him up with 12 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Libed made 10 points and Ayson contributed 9 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 5 assists.

Emon74
06-30-2009, 04:13 PM
sayang talaga SSC dito, eto natandaan ko nga, it was already a 7-point lead by San Sebestian, 62-55, and they failed to score, allowing an 8-0 run by Letran, think about how SSC could have won a grandslam too in the 80s if not for Dong Libed's winning shot with 1.2 secs remaining.

untamed
07-05-2009, 01:50 AM
just a correction brix encarnacion played with baste until 1997. ;)



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irateluvmachine
07-05-2009, 05:10 AM
whatever happened to dong libed? is it true what i heard that drugs kept him from having a promising PBA career? i remember he was drafted by ginebra, but never played a PBA game, unlike his teammates jerry ruiz and art ayson who played briefly in the PBA...

Emon74
07-05-2009, 10:48 AM
whatever happened to dong libed? is it true what i heard that drugs kept him from having a promising PBA career? i remember he was drafted by ginebra, but never played a PBA game, unlike his teammates jerry ruiz and art ayson who played briefly in the PBA...


Yes, Libed was drafted by Ginebra, maybe he was too small to play in the PBA or wala na siyang spot sa line up ng Ginebra, he could have done a Bal David as a free agent when two expansion teams joined the PBA in 1990, But from thereon Dong Libed was never heard again.

Emon74
07-24-2009, 08:44 AM
Altas Take First Round Flag
By: Gina Carreon
August 1989

At the end of the NCAA first round of eliminations, the Altas of Perpetual Help College of Rizal (PHCR) took the pennant with a 4-1 won-lost card, with help from defending champion San Sebastian.
Battling erstwhile solo leader Colegio de San Juan de Letran (3-0) on the penultimate day of the first round, the Altas of coach Tanny Gonzales dealt the Knights their first-ever defeat in four starts, thus spoiling Letran's clean slate and getting assured of at least a playoff for the first round pennant.
Bowing only to the Heavy Bombers of Jose Rizal College, the Altas eventually took the pennant after Letran lost to the San Sebastian Stags last Saturday, 97-106.
The PHCR Altas considered as the darkhorse even before the tournament started, seemed to be all fired up to capture their first-ever NCAA crown since they joined the league in 1985. The key to their triumph in the first round was the way they stood their ground with most of their key men in deep trouble, the Altas whipped the Knights, 94-82, at the Rizal Coliseum last Tuesday.
With three Alta cagers, Clement Eric Quiday, Ronald Sy and Romulo Viado having three fouls each midway in the second half, substitute center Rolando Mendoza rose to the challenge to prevent Letran from taking any further ground.
In the other seniors game last Tuesday, Jose Rizal College, playing minus ace starter Vergel Meneses, who was in Kuala Lumpur for the 15th Southeast Asian Games, defeated San Beda College, 77-74.
The victory of San Sebastian over Letran Saturday put the defending champion on equal level with the Knights at 3-2. Eugene Quilban, who almost quit the team two weeks earlier, fired 17 points in the first half which decided the outcome for all intents and purposes as the Stags took a 62-42 spread going into the final 20 minutes. The Staglets made it a double victory by drubbing the Squires, 91-71.
The Mapua Cardinals, on the other hand, avoided the cellar by outlasting the JRC Heavy Bombers, 89-85, with Marcelino Olano pumping 11 of his 17 points in the last 10 minutes to stave off the Bombers.
Meanwhile, the Mapua Red Robbins kept their clean slate with a 107-76 massacre of the Light Bombers and they appear assured of the crown. The only question is whether or not they will score a sweep of all their games.

nastrans
10-27-2009, 03:17 PM
Amazing Blazers win NCAA title
by Jean Malalum, Manila Bulletin
Thursday, October 12, 2000

COLLEGE of St. Benilde beat San Sebastian, 74-61, yesterday to wrap up its first National Collegiate Athletic Association championship, in the process going down in the history books as one of the fastest to achieve the feat.

Mark Magsumbol, Jondan Salvador and Estilitus Mendoza once again shone as the Blazers completed a sweep of the best-of-three series and crowned themselves champions in only their third season as member of the country's oldest collegiate league.

At the same time, St. Benilde, a team that hardly made heads turn prior to the campaign, completed for Dela Salle a sweep of the two biggest college basketball championships this year after its sister school dominated the last UAAP tournament.

"The boys worked hard to reach the final, they played hard and they deserve to win the title," CSB coach Dong Vergeire said. "Nobody believed that we will be here (final) but we did it and won."

Magsumbol topscored for the Blazers with 17 points to cap his heroics in the series. The star of the RP team that saw action in the ABC Young Men's Championships hit the winning basket in the Blazers' 66-64 victory in Game One.

His points included two freethrows off Christian Coronel's fifth foul that gave the Blazers their biggest lead, 70-52, 1:17 remaining in the game.

San Sebastian, winner of five straight titles from 1993-97, kept in step with the Blazers early on, with Mark Macapagal's two charities even putting the Stags ahead at 12-11.

But a decisive CSB run led by Loreto Tolentino, coupled with a woeful stint by the Stags on the freethrow line, had the Blazers pulling away to a 37-25 halftime lead.

St. Benilde's lead reaced 16 points, 47-31, five minutes into the second half. And although Coronel and Macapagal rallied the Stags within 45-56, 7:26 to go, it proved the closest they could even get to the inspired Blazers.

"It's been a good challenge for me. Thanks to coach Turo Valenzona, I learned a lot from him in this final series," said Vergeire.

Nurjamjam Alfad led the Stags with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Macapagal had 14 points and five rebounds.

Earlier, Mapua's Red Robins bagged the juniors title by beating the Letran Squires, 77-55.

Ryan Jay Malig finished with 26 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals for Mapua, whic padded a 37-32 halftime lead to 68-50 with seven minutes remaining.

"I told the boys na hindi na bale na tawagin tayong underdogs, basta pumasok lang tayo sa finals," said Mapua coach Horacio Lim.

The scores:

First Game (Juniors)

MAPUA 77 - Malig 26, Martin 19, Martinez 13, Cantos 10, Dela Cruz 4, Santa Maria 3, Estilo 2, Villafuerte 0, C. dela Cruz 0, Estrada 0.

LETRAN 55 - Enrile 16, Anabo 12, Balneg 7, Lim 6, Buyco 6, Bautista 3, Dacanay 3, Zalsos 2.

Halftime: 37-32.

Second Game (Seniors)

ST. BENILDE 74 - Magsumbol 15, Salvacion 9, Mendoza 9, Perlas 8, Salvador 7, Lapinid 6, Tolentino 5, Capati 4, Magpayo 3, Diloy 3, Cruz 2, Reyes 2, Castro 1, Coching 0.

SAN SEBASTIAN 61 - Alfad 15, Macapagal 14, Vinoya 9, Reguerra 8, Coronel 6, Uy 4, Falcasantos 3, Mercado 2, Gonzales 0.

Halftime: 37-25.

Emon74
10-27-2009, 04:41 PM
thanks Nastrans, Im looking for this one, the 2000 NCAA Finals and St.Benilde's first title.

Emon74
02-17-2010, 08:07 AM
Red Robbins soar again
By: Clyde Mariano
October 1993

The Mapua Red Robbins once again fly high over the historic Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Caged for three years, the Red Robbins went out of confinement and clawed the oppositions, including the San Beda Red Cubs, sweeping the defending junior NCAA champion, 2-0, in the best of three series to finally regain lost glory they held in 1989.
Determined and confident, the gritty Red Robbins mastered the Red Cubs, 77-69 and 87-82, denying the Mendiola-based squad from scoring its fourth straight plum.
Mapua students, alumni, former players and supporters trooped to the Rizal Memorial court dancing and hugging each other celebrating the return of the Red Robbins to the victory stand.
Ex-PBA cager Freddie Hubalde of the famed Crispa Redmanizers and a member of the team that won the junior diadem in 1971, was at the Mapua bench cheering the Red Robbins in the company of other former Mapua players.
Brimming with confidence, the Red Robbins pounced on the hapless Red Cubs throughout the 40 minutes title encounter scoring from all angles with the deadly trio of Henry Ong, Dionisio Valerio and Joseph Gumatay orchestrating the fiery offensive.
Valerio, voted MVP in the playoff, Ong and Gumatay combined for 68 points while Jack Macapagal and Noel Domingo controlled the board to typify the Red Robbins' dominance of the Red Cubs.
Mapua outshot San Beda from the field finishing with a game-high 51 percent, dished out 24 assists and converted 10 of 17 3 point shots, with Ong hitting eight rainbow shots of his game-high 29 points.
Coach Horacio Lim, a strict disciplinarian and a dedicated mentor, held back his tears after his wards clinched the title "Adequate preparation and rigorous training carried us to victory" said Lim assessing the Red Robbins successful title quest.
"The boys failed to sustain the momentum when they were in the thick of the fight, their efforts fell short" lamented losing coach Edmundo Badolato.
San Beda, winner of the title 11 times since 1931, got some consolation as Richard Melencio, was adjudged the NCAA MVP in the junior division, sharing honors with senior MVP Jessie Bardaje of the newly-crowned men's basketball champion San Sebastian Stags.

Emon74
03-19-2010, 05:33 PM
Cardinals laugh off risks, still victors over Knights
September 1990

It was a very risky strategy Mapua coach Joel Banal did last Saturday. Luckily he got away with it.
Banal opted to waive 12 trips to the charity stripe in the last minute and nine seconds as Mapua subdued Letran, 83-80, in the NCAA basketball tournament at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The long, agonizing countdown began with the score at 82-78, both teams in penalty situation. Fermin Alberto Ramas, Mapua's 6-4 tower of power, was fouled by Genesis Sasuman. Instead of letting Ramas take the one-and-one, Banal instructed Ramas to inbound the ball; a process which was repeated over and over again.
Naturally, with the Cardinals stalling, the Knights desperately tried to steal the rest of the way. With 53 seconds left, it was Marcelino Olano's turn to get fouled by Sasuman. Banal ordered another waive, but forgot to instruct Olano to inform the table officials about his decision.
So when play resumed, Olano, under the new FIBA rules, had to take the free throws. The usually reliable Olano missed and Sasuman snagged the rebound and streaked downcourt for a breakaway layup, 80-82.
There were more fouls after that, on Oscar Cabrera with 48 seconds to go; Cabrera again with 36, Olano with 27, Ramos (26), Olano (25.4), Cabrera (23.7), Olano (22), Cabrera (13.9), Ramas (11.4), Ramas (9.3), Cabrera (6.3), and Ramas (3.6).
The last was called a deliberate foul and so Ramas had to take the two free throws. He overshot the first but sank the second to finally ease the apprehension that gripped the predominantly pro-Mapua crowd.
The Cardinals' third straight win pushed them into a share of the second round lead with the San Sebastian Stags, who crushed the Pepetual Help College of Rizal Altas, 130-115, in a virtual shootout on the same day.
The contrasting triumphs render the Mapua-San Sebastian collision on October 2, a battle for second round pennant. Letran at 1-2 is out of contention along with San Beda College (2-2), Jose Rizal College (1-2) and Perpetual (0-4).
The Cardinals, however, can afford to lose against the Stags and still make it to the best-of-three titular series by virtue of their having topped the first round. But if the Cardinals also rule the second round they will emerge champions outright, ending a nine-year title drought and cutting short a 16-year title cycle.

Emon74
06-01-2010, 08:00 AM
Hot Knights
September 1988

Reigning NCAA champion Letran Knights again succeeded in eliminating one of the three remaining obstacles in their bid to sweep the second round and set the date for another title confrontation with arch rival and first round champion San Sebastian.
After disposing San Beda, 73-60, for their third straight triumph, the Knights ousted Mapua, 99-66, last September 8, before a capacity crowd at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, to moved within two games of sweeping the second-round pennant.
"Now, we've already eliminated Jose Rizal, San Beda and Mapua, all we need is to beat Perpetual Help College and San Sebastian to forge a title showdown with the Stags" Letran coach Eddie Reyes told after his gritty Knights conquered Mapua.
The Letranites were set to clash with the Las Pinas-based Perpetual Help cagers Wednesday, before taking on the Stags on September 20, in what could be a preview of a title-showdown with San Sebastian, the same team they beat in the finals last year.
Letran lost to Perpetual, 79-81, and bowed to San Sebastian, 73-77. The Knights also lost to San Beda, 80-84 and Jose Rizal, 64-65. The Knights scored their lone first round victory at the expense of Mapua, 85-74.

Emon74
06-06-2010, 09:58 PM
64th NCAA
A Historic Sweep by the Stags
September 1988

The Stags of San Sebastian College prepared long and hard to ensure their victory in the senior division caging of the 64th National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Everbody, from the coach down to the last member of the squad, contributed immeasurably to the victory. In fact, high-leaping Paul Alvarez, who pumped in 33 points, including four towering dunks, made the supreme sacrifice of begging off the national team's trip to Beijing Invitationals to concentrate on leading the Stags to victory.
Through it all, winning coach Francis Rodriguez claims, "It was all team effort. The boys were determined to win. It was their fighting spirit that carried us through."
The Stags completed a first ever 10-game sweep by pouncing the Perpetual Help Altas, 106-94 on September 23, final playdate of the NCAA cagefest.
The Altas, who ended the second round with a 3-2 slate and had an overall 6-4 card good for second spot, were shooting for a win that would create a triple tie with SSC and Letran. A Perpetual win over the Stags would have pushed the tourney to at least two more playdates. Deposed champion Letran would up third overall with an aggregate 5-5 record following a 4-1 performance in the second round.
Right from the start, though, San Sebastian was the outstanding favorite. While it had cohesion and enough preparation, its chief rival for the past six years, the Letran Knights lacked both. Internal dissention forced the Knights to skid to 1-4 record in the first round. And it became almost impossible for them to bounce back. Letran had actually won five of the last seven stagings of the NCAA.
In contrast, San Sebastian's triumph was only its third since joining the league nearly two decades ago. The Stags first bagged the title in 1973 and then repeated in 1985 when they stopped a three-year winning run by Letran.
Solid performer for the Stags throughout the tournament was 5-8 Eugene Quilban who was eventually named Most Valuable Player of the Senior Division edging Mapua's Gerardo Santiago. It was the second year in the row that Quilban accomplished the feat.
Others in the champion SSC squad are Saturnino Garrido, Melchor Teves, Crisanto Bade, Django Rivera, Napoleon Hatton, Allan Delos Reyes, Ponce Castelo, Melchor Borlongan and Dante De Guzman.
Completing the season of sweeps were the Red Cubs of San Beda who likewise made it 10-0 to win back-to-back crowns in the Junior Division. However, MVP awardee in this level was Joselito Cipriano of second placer Jose Rizal Heavy Bombers.

Emon74
06-09-2010, 02:20 PM
And finally, the Stags are champs
October 1989

In the end, San Sebastian College extended its reign in the NCAA.
And Eugene Quilban dished out a superb farewell performance for the Stags.
Completing an agonizing climb from a faltering and trouble-flagued start, the Stags trounced the Perpetual Help College of Rizal Altas, 102-93, last Thursday to retain their basketball crown at the sweaty Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Many thanks to Quilban. Pacing himself well, Quilban, who went no-relief in the best-of-three titular series, clustered five points to quell the Altas' last-ditch assault in the final three minutes.
The Altas had wiped out a 13-point deficit and threatened at 90-93, when Quilban, a two-time MVP, struck with two free throws, completed a breakaway interception, and split another pair of free throws that spelled doom on PHCR's bid to annex its first title in five years.
Naturally, the enthralled crowd of around 10,000 expected Quilban to be the hands-down choice for a record third MVP plum. Aside from the 5-foot-7 Quilban, others who won back-to-back MVP were Alex Marquez of La Salle, Atoy Co and Alvin Patrimonio, both former Mapua Cardinals.
Imagine their surprise when the MVP award went to Eric Quiday of PHCR instead, and Quilban was merely named the Most Outstanding Player of the championship series. Though surprised, Quilban didn't show any displeasure when the widely-booed announcement was made by the NCAA management committee "Ang mahalaga nanalo uli kami, okey na yun" said Quilban.
Of course, other starters also did their share in the Stags' fourth NCAA title since joining the league in 1969. Saturnino Garrido and Allan de los Reyes launched their long-range bombs, Melchor Teves stood out on defense, while bullish Cris Bade ruled the paint.
In other words, aside from their individual talents, the Stags also played as a team in Game 3. They were also cohesive in Game 1, when they repulsed the Altas, 118-115, in overtime, but reverted back to their showboating tendencies and got beat in Game 2, 88-95.
So unlike in the first round of eliminations when they gave up the first round flag to the Altas as internal rifts ripped the team part. And in the second round when they had to survive a four-team playoffs for the second round pennant to forge the playoffs with the Altas "Muntik nang magkawatak-watak, buti na lang nabuo rin sa banding huli, siguro ganoon talaga, hirap muna bago sarap" said San Sebastian coach Francis Rodriguez.
Yes, bitter memories sweetened by success linger longer. These also taste better.

Emon74
09-10-2010, 08:28 PM
Valenzona denies game-fixing raps
September 1992

Learning from its bitter defeat to Letran last week, San Sebastian vowed not to suffer the same ignominy in its playoff match with back-to-back defending champion Mapua for the NCAA basketball first-round pennant.
"That defeat haunted us no end. This time, we would not accept anything but victory," said coach Arturo Valenzona in reminding his boys of the sad memory of their defeat to the Knights.
San Sebastian lost to Letran, 89-94, after leading by as much as 20 points, 76-56, to the horror of the many students who watched the game at the historic Rizal Memorial Coliseum. The loss enabled Mapua to forge a playoff with San Sebastian for the first round flag. The embarassing defeat illicited various reactions from the crowd. Some said San Sebastian threw away the game, an accusation coach Valenzona vehemently denied. He said his boys relaxed too much after taking a big margin.
The game against Mapua was entirely a different tune, The inspired Stags jumped the gun on the grandslam-seeking Cardinals and never allowed them to seize the initiative. The result was an 82-74 victory for San Sebastian. "They heeded my call. The defeat to Letran really inspired them to play their best. Our triumph over Mapua finally erased all doubts that we threw away the game to Letran." said Valenzona.
Mapua staged a torrid comeback in the second canto but San Sebastian simply refused to fold up despite a fullcourt press ordered by Cardinals coach Joel Banal. RP youth veteran Reggie Santos, one of the two Santos brothers in the San Sebastian lineup, scored a game-high 27 points and defended well against Mapua's top gunner Ruben de la Rosa.
It was Santos who keyed San Sebastian's 8-1 windup that put the Stags out of reach after the Cardinals came to within 73-74 behind a 5-0 run sparked by skipper Nerio Ronquillo, George Baltazar and Roderico Gilbuena.

Bombers on shelling spree
September 1992

Jose Rizal College, a team without superstars in its lineup, is fast gaining the reputation of a giant killer.
Within a couple of days, the Heavy Bombers rocked the 68th edition of the NCAA basketball tournament by upending last year's runner-up San Beda and first round elimination top-notcher San Sebastian.
Winless after the first round, Jose Rizal shocked San Beda, 108-98, and San Sebastian, 99-90. The twin shocking wins indeed were a clear testament that Jose Rizal can beat the "Goliaths" in the NCAA even without a superstar in its lineup.
In their game against San Beda, Jose Rizal lost five players, including ace gunner Rogelio Baguyo and Ariel Odullo. But the never-say-die Heavy Bombers stubbornly refused to fold up in the face of the Red Lions' unrelenting assault keyed by Cornelio Manucat and Renato Morano, the prolific prize catch from Albay.
Reliever point guard Pepito Malanay sent the game into overtime with a desperate gun-beating triple, they joined hands with Richard Aquino, Raul Anore and Michael Paragoso in a searing offensive in the extra period to give Jose Rizal its first ever victory.
Against San Sebastian, it was entirely a different story, the Heavy Bombers dominated the match, leading by as much as 16 points, 76-60. "The boys were really inspired to win. Maganda ang simula sa second round, I hope the boys sustain it as the tournament wears on." said coach Egay Gomez.

admiral thrawn
09-10-2010, 09:09 PM
Red Robbins soar again
By: Clyde Mariano
October 1993

The Mapua Red Robbins once again fly high over the historic Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Caged for three years, the Red Robbins went out of confinement and clawed the oppositions, including the San Beda Red Cubs, sweeping the defending junior NCAA champion, 2-0, in the best of three series to finally regain lost glory they held in 1989.
Determined and confident, the gritty Red Robbins mastered the Red Cubs, 77-69 and 87-82, denying the Mendiola-based squad from scoring its fourth straight plum.
Mapua students, alumni, former players and supporters trooped to the Rizal Memorial court dancing and hugging each other celebrating the return of the Red Robbins to the victory stand.
Ex-PBA cager Freddie Hubalde of the famed Crispa Redmanizers and a member of the team that won the junior diadem in 1971, was at the Mapua bench cheering the Red Robbins in the company of other former Mapua players.
Brimming with confidence, the Red Robbins pounced on the hapless Red Cubs throughout the 40 minutes title encounter scoring from all angles with the deadly trio of Henry Ong, Dionisio Valerio and Joseph Gumatay orchestrating the fiery offensive.
Valerio, voted MVP in the playoff, Ong and Gumatay combined for 68 points while Jack Macapagal and Noel Domingo controlled the board to typify the Red Robbins’ dominance of the Red Cubs.
Mapua outshot San Beda from the field finishing with a game-high 51 percent, dished out 24 assists and converted 10 of 17 3 point shots, with Ong hitting eight rainbow shots of his game-high 29 points.
Coach Horacio Lim, a strict disciplinarian and a dedicated mentor, held back his tears after his wards clinched the title. “Adequate preparation and rigorous training carried us to victory,” said Lim assessing the Red Robbins successful title quest.
“The boys failed to sustain the momentum when they were in the thick of the fight. Tehir efforts fell short,” lamented losing coach Edmundo Badolato.
San Beda, winner of the title 11 times since 1931, got some consolation as Richard Melencio, was adjudged the NCAA MVP in the junior division, sharing honors with senior MVP Jessie Bardaje of the newly-crowned men’s basketball champion San Sebastian Stags.


I saw this game llive! Batch namin ito noong HS.

Emon74
01-18-2011, 12:57 PM
Big Wins for Dolphins
September 1999

Winless towards their last assignments in the scheduled seven game first round eliminations, the Dolphins banked on a short jumper by veteran Omar Asmad in the dying seconds of the match against the Red Lions of San Beda for a hard-earned 60-58 first victory.
Later on, Asmad again took the leadership chores for the vastly improved Dolphins when he scored 22 points in a no relief job to take charge in a morale-boosting victory over solo leader San Sebastian Stags, 63-58, that had kept PCU's chances for the semifinal round alive.
"Sana magtuluy-tuloy na itong suwerte namin kasi talagang nakapagtataas ito ng morale sa mga bata," said Dolphins coach Joshua Villapando. The Dolphins could make it to the final four should it prevail in its remaining six matches and hope the leaders fail one after another at their assignments which may create the tightest ever elimination in the history of the league.
San Sebastian maintained its solo hold of the leadership despite its sorry loss to PCU with a 5-3 card while defending champion Letran slowly inched its way up in ganging with host Jose Rizal College, University of Perpetual Help-Rizal and College of St.Benilde in second spot with an even record of 4-4 win-loss slate.
The Knights of Letran subdued the Blazers of College of St.Benilde, 80-53, last Monday for their second straight victory while the Red Lions of San Beda prevailed over the Sliding Altas of University of Perpetual Help-Rizal, 88-85, to further tighten the race.

danny
05-13-2011, 04:01 AM
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LAST TWO MINUTES
Written by: Quitain , Jimmy
Friday, 06 May 2011


This writer will publish a series of biographies and profiles of Philippine Basketball Legends from 1913 to the present lifted from the book Legends and Heroes of Philippine Basketball by Christian Bocobo and Beth Celis, copyrighted in the year 2004 and was first published in the Philippines in December 2004. This is republished with consent from the authors.

I’d also like to thank my brother, Councilor Boy Quitain, who provided me this one and only copy available which he bought from National Bookstore in Robinsons Manila. I would like to thank Mr. Quinito Henson for introducing me to Mrs. Beth Celis.
***
Arturo Rius hailed from the pre-war era of great San Beda players, including Charlie Borck, Jesus Marzan, and Cady Tanquintic.
He was known as “15 Second Rius” for being able to score from the corner during the last 15 seconds of any quarter. Rius also once sank the winning shot in the dying seconds of an NCAA title match. Rius also made a lasting imprint as a coach. He returned to San Beda to steer the Red Lions to the NCAA title in 1955. The Zamora trophy was retired and given to San Beda after the school won three straight NCAA championships.
During his coaching years, Rius was known as the “Prussian Drillmaster.” His emphasis on discipline eventually paid off. He steered the Philippine team to the first ABC tournament title in Manila in 1960 with a nine-game sweep. The RP quintet defeated Indonesia 92-46, Hongkong 115-66 and Malaysia 125-58 as well as strong teams like South Korea 96-82, Japan 92-80 and Taiwan 99-78. That same year Rius coached the Philippine quintet to the Rome Olympics.
The family’s basketball tradition was carried onto his son Bobby Rius, who played for the Ateneo Blue Eagles, and grandson, Rob Rius, who had a brief stint with the La Salle Green Archers.
Rius was inducted into the San Beda College Sports Hall of Fame and later nominated to the National Basketball Hall of Fame.
BASKETBALL NICKNAME: “15 Second Rius”
COLLEGE: San Beda
Achievements and Awards:
RP Team – 1941 Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere Games

The_Big_Cat
05-13-2011, 03:15 PM
http://www.mindanaotimes.net/?p=19479

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LAST TWO MINUTES
Written by: Quitain , Jimmy
Friday, 06 May 2011


This writer will publish a series of biographies and profiles of Philippine Basketball Legends from 1913 to the present lifted from the book Legends and Heroes of Philippine Basketball by Christian Bocobo and Beth Celis, copyrighted in the year 2004 and was first published in the Philippines in December 2004. This is republished with consent from the authors.

I’d also like to thank my brother, Councilor Boy Quitain, who provided me this one and only copy available which he bought from National Bookstore in Robinsons Manila. I would like to thank Mr. Quinito Henson for introducing me to Mrs. Beth Celis.
***
Arturo Rius hailed from the pre-war era of great San Beda players, including Charlie Borck, Jesus Marzan, and Cady Tanquintic.
He was known as “15 Second Rius” for being able to score from the corner during the last 15 seconds of any quarter. Rius also once sank the winning shot in the dying seconds of an NCAA title match. Rius also made a lasting imprint as a coach. He returned to San Beda to steer the Red Lions to the NCAA title in 1955. The Zamora trophy was retired and given to San Beda after the school won three straight NCAA championships.
During his coaching years, Rius was known as the “Prussian Drillmaster.” His emphasis on discipline eventually paid off. He steered the Philippine team to the first ABC tournament title in Manila in 1960 with a nine-game sweep. The RP quintet defeated Indonesia 92-46, Hongkong 115-66 and Malaysia 125-58 as well as strong teams like South Korea 96-82, Japan 92-80 and Taiwan 99-78. That same year Rius coached the Philippine quintet to the Rome Olympics.
The family’s basketball tradition was carried onto his son Bobby Rius, who played for the Ateneo Blue Eagles, and grandson, Rob Rius, who had a brief stint with the La Salle Green Archers.
Rius was inducted into the San Beda College Sports Hall of Fame and later nominated to the National Basketball Hall of Fame.
BASKETBALL NICKNAME: “15 Second Rius”
COLLEGE: San Beda
Achievements and Awards:
RP Team – 1941 Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere Games



Is he related to the Tanquintic brothers that played for Mapua in the 60s?

genom222
08-16-2011, 12:40 AM
What ever happened to former Seniors MVP's Antonio Valeriano (SBC) and Jesse Bardaje (SSC)?

MonL
08-16-2011, 05:27 AM
http://www.mindanaotimes.net/?p=19479

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LAST TWO MINUTES
Written by: Quitain , Jimmy
Friday, 06 May 2011


This writer will publish a series of biographies and profiles of Philippine Basketball Legends from 1913 to the present lifted from the book Legends and Heroes of Philippine Basketball by Christian Bocobo and Beth Celis, copyrighted in the year 2004 and was first published in the Philippines in December 2004. This is republished with consent from the authors.

I’d also like to thank my brother, Councilor Boy Quitain, who provided me this one and only copy available which he bought from National Bookstore in Robinsons Manila. I would like to thank Mr. Quinito Henson for introducing me to Mrs. Beth Celis.
***
Arturo Rius hailed from the pre-war era of great San Beda players, including Charlie Borck, Jesus Marzan, and Cady Tanquintic.
He was known as “15 Second Rius” for being able to score from the corner during the last 15 seconds of any quarter. Rius also once sank the winning shot in the dying seconds of an NCAA title match. Rius also made a lasting imprint as a coach. He returned to San Beda to steer the Red Lions to the NCAA title in 1955. The Zamora trophy was retired and given to San Beda after the school won three straight NCAA championships.
During his coaching years, Rius was known as the “Prussian Drillmaster.” His emphasis on discipline eventually paid off. He steered the Philippine team to the first ABC tournament title in Manila in 1960 with a nine-game sweep. The RP quintet defeated Indonesia 92-46, Hongkong 115-66 and Malaysia 125-58 as well as strong teams like South Korea 96-82, Japan 92-80 and Taiwan 99-78. That same year Rius coached the Philippine quintet to the Rome Olympics.
The family’s basketball tradition was carried onto his son Bobby Rius, who played for the Ateneo Blue Eagles, and grandson, Rob Rius, who had a brief stint with the La Salle Green Archers.
Rius was inducted into the San Beda College Sports Hall of Fame and later nominated to the National Basketball Hall of Fame.
BASKETBALL NICKNAME: “15 Second Rius”
COLLEGE: San Beda
Achievements and Awards:
RP Team – 1941 Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere Games



Is he related to the Tanquintic brothers that played for Mapua in the 60s?


Correction: The Zamora Trophy was not given to the team that won three straight championships, it was given to the team who won three titles first. SBC won two straight, got dethroned and regained the crown later to take home the Zamora for good. The three straight hat trick won't be achieved until the 80s and would be taken up several notches further by SSC in the 90s with five straight.

abcdef
08-16-2011, 07:41 AM
What ever happened to former Seniors MVP's Antonio Valeriano (SBC) and Jesse Bardaje (SSC)?


regarding Jesse Bardaje, he is here in South Australia and still organises the Filipino Community basketball league here. He still plays with the Juniors(30 Below) even if he's already in the "senior" level. Still amazes people with his shooting skills. A basketball legend here in our area. :)

LION
08-16-2011, 08:44 AM
What ever happened to former Seniors MVP's Antonio Valeriano (SBC) and Jesse Bardaje (SSC)?


Valeriano didn't recover from the knee injury he sustained in the finals series against MIT. Back then, ACL is a career-ending injury. Right after graduation, he worked for Casino Fiilipino. That was the last bit of info about him.

The_Big_Cat
08-16-2011, 11:53 AM
What ever happened to former Seniors MVP's Antonio Valeriano (SBC) and Jesse Bardaje (SSC)?


Valeriano didn't recover from the knee injury he sustained in the finals series against MIT. Back then, ACL is a career-ending injury. Right after graduation, he worked for Casino Fiilipino. That was the last bit of info about him.


Right knee ACL for Tony Valeriano.

tulf
08-16-2011, 11:58 AM
After college i think, he still continued to play basketball, but not competitive baskeball (i guess), nakikita ko sya watching the game ng RL nuon sa Rizal Memorial, wearing a basketball jersey and shorts, and with a big athletes bag. He said he came from a practice!

tulf
08-16-2011, 12:00 PM
What ever happened to former Seniors MVP's Antonio Valeriano (SBC) and Jesse Bardaje (SSC)?


regarding Jesse Bardaje, he is here in South Australia and still organises the Filipino Community basketball league here. He still plays with the Juniors(30 Below) even if he's already in the "senior" level. Still amazes people with his shooting skills. A basketball legend here in our area. :)


familiar! ;D

LION
08-16-2011, 02:57 PM
^ Old habits die hard!!! ;D

genom222
08-16-2011, 04:32 PM
hehehe thanks for the info guys, was curious because I read them in the Wikipedia entry for NCAA and was not familiar with the names. Just shows that there are a lot of talented people out there kaso minsan talaga di nabibigyan ng break or minamalas.

MonL
08-16-2011, 04:56 PM
What ever happened to former Seniors MVP's Antonio Valeriano (SBC) and Jesse Bardaje (SSC)?


Valeriano didn't recover from the knee injury he sustained in the finals series against MIT. Back then, ACL is a career-ending injury. Right after graduation, he worked for Casino Fiilipino. That was the last bit of info about him.


Right knee ACL for Tony Valeriano.

Tony Valeriano and Boybits Victoria wowed the crowd with their slamdunking in warmups; Boybits was the more flamboyant one, even doing two-handed reverses while Tony simply was awesome with his above the rim flights and powerful one-handed slams.

abcdef
08-16-2011, 05:04 PM
What ever happened to former Seniors MVP's Antonio Valeriano (SBC) and Jesse Bardaje (SSC)?


regarding Jesse Bardaje, he is here in South Australia and still organises the Filipino Community basketball league here. He still plays with the Juniors(30 Below) even if he's already in the "senior" level. Still amazes people with his shooting skills. A basketball legend here in our area. :)


familiar! ;D


Bilib talaga ako sa mga bedista gets na gets agad. . . :)

LION
08-16-2011, 05:05 PM
Tony - 6'3
Boybits - 5'9

I vividly recall boybits' slams against MIT, particularly Benny Cheng. Boybits was our Michael Jordan then. Everyone's idol.

The_Big_Cat
08-16-2011, 05:12 PM
Its the left knee pala that Valeriano that tore his ACL. Sorry. I just can't recall if he injured it in the last game of the 2nd round vs MIT or the Game 1 Finals vs MIT.

But you have to admire Valeriano's fighting spirit as he still showed up in uniform in Game 3. Joining the round-robin. Puro "tap-ring" ang lay-ups niya using his right knee because injured nga ang left knee, which was heavily wrapped.

genom222
08-16-2011, 06:45 PM
Its the left knee pala that Valeriano that tore his ACL. Sorry. I just can't recall if he injured it in the last game of the 2nd round vs MIT or the Game 1 Finals vs MIT.

But you have to admire Valeriano's fighting spirit as he still showed up in uniform in Game 3. Joining the round-robin. Puro "tap-ring" ang lay-ups niya using his right knee because injured nga ang left knee, which was heavily wrapped.


Sayang talaga yung Finals na yun, I wasn't even a Bedan yet and was still in GS when I heard stories of that heart breaking loss. Even during my first HS years in Mendiola madalas ko marining sa mga kwento kwento yan, ayan tuloy lalo ako nainis sa Ginebra kasi dun naglaro si Cheng! Btw someone should edit the post in Wiki, it says there that Valeriano was a non factor. Even though true nothing was mentioned about the injury.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCAA_Basketball_Championship_%28Philippines%29


1991: Benito Cheng of Mapua scored on the last second of the deciding Game 3 to deny San Beda the championship at the ULTRA. The Cardinals snapped their "once in sixteen years" championship curse as the Red Lions extended their title drought to 13 years. MVP Antonio Valeriano of the Lions was a non-factor in the championship round.

Emon74
01-09-2013, 01:57 PM
Trinity shocks Mapua, 77-72
August 1982

Trinity upsets defending seniors champion Mapua, 77-72, yesterday at the start of the second round action in the NCAA basketball tournament at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, the Cardinals struggled behind early, never finding their range and visibly missed slotman Menardo Jubinal, who did not see action.
The Cardinals' setback came after the Letran Knights clobbered Jose Rizal College, behind another solid game, the Knights' second straight win enabled them to retain the lead in the six-team round.

First game: (Jrs) Letran 89 JRC 83
Second game: (Srs) Letran 104 JRC 79
Third game: (Jrs) MIT 84 Trinity 77
Fourth game: (Srs) Trinity 77 MIT 72
Fifth game: (Jrs) San Beda 108 SSC 99
Sixth game: (Srs) San Beda 63 SSC 54

Emon74
04-20-2013, 09:47 PM
First-ever title for Colts
October 1984

For 10 long years, the Trinity College Colts had toiled in the NCAA, in vain, the highest placing the team got was second place which came during the time of Zaldy Latoza, Glen Capacio and Artemio Gancayco, who were turned back by the John Copada, Joey Loyzaga led-San Beda Red Cubs some years back.
In 1981, Trinity hired Roberto Manalaysay, a member of the school's first junior squad, to coach both the varsity and high school teams, last year, Manalaysay gave up the senior coaching chore to Edgardo Gomez and that gave him more time for the Colts.
But it was not until this year Manalaysay's efforts were rewarded, which came when the Colts upended the Letran Squires last week to bag the NCAA junior plum.
The Colts won the first game of the best-of-three finals but got it in the chin in the second match, in the rubber match, they finally came out on top, 69-67, thanks largely to the hot hands of Adolfo Nabung, Jr. , a recruit from Olongapo City who is now on his fourth year.
Trinity thus denied Letran a second crown in two years, although the Squires had some sort of consolation as their top player, Vergildo Babilonia, was named the league MVP.

Emon74
10-24-2014, 09:28 PM
After Seniors title, Letran Squires make it double
By Pyke Jocson
September 1979

The streamer was rolled out, it yelled: MUCHO MAS ARRIBA. After a drought of 22 years, the Letran Squires, noted for its mediocre showing in the past, gathered enough fire to put drama into its classic conquest of the 1979 NCAA Junior crown.
The 1979 NCAA Junior champions: Rolando Manhilot, Dennis Lee, Dwight Chua, Enrico Cruz, Jojo Cuison, Joselito Navales, Jerry Gonzales, Samuel Sison, Willy del Castillo, Pete Serrano, Robert Villalon, Carlito Mamangon, Jeffrey Palma and Terry Saldana.
In the series, the Squires lost two games, bowing only to San Sebastian, 84-85, in the first round and beating San Beda, 65-63, La Salle, 85-62, Jose Rizal, 118-80, Mapua, 88-81, and Trinity, 86-85. Letran took the first round pennant by trouncing the Red Cubs of San Beda, the defending champs, in the playoff, 81-79.
And almost the second round champions indeed, the Squires became as "properly motivated" by the likes of coach Larry Albano, team manager Genaro de Vera and assistant coach and trainer Alfredo Reyes, they roared and gallopped to the runner-up post as they outclassed La Salle, 91-82, San Sebastian, 107-92, Mapua, 97-92, jose Rizal, 101-99, Trinity, 105-93, and yielding only to San Beda, 85-86.
For the best-of-three series between first round champion Letran and second round champion San Beda, the Squires made it two straight over the Red Cubs, 81-77 and 86-76. The crown was Letran juniors' third in the NCAA, it first won the title in 1948, the second was in 1957.

Emon74
01-03-2016, 09:56 AM
Jose Rizal cops cage title
Robins whip Lighties, retain junior crown
1972

The Jose Rizal Heavy Bombers, playing a highly corpuscled game all afternoon, yesterday captured the NCAA basketball senior championship by flogging the San Sebastian Stags, 74-66, in the rubber match of their best of three playoff at the Rizal Coliseum.
Earlier in the day, the Mapua Tech Red Robbins kept the NCAA junior crown by whipping the Jose Rizal Light Bombers, 51-47.
Six-foot-six Edgardo Carvajal was a pillar of strength from both boards, hauling down rebounds, blocking attempts and scoring when needed. He was the main kinks in San Sebastian's defense strategy. But what threw Ning Ramos' plan out of kilter was the inspired plays generated by Jesus Sta.Maria and Jesus Ortiz.
With Sta.Maria sideline on fouls, the Bombers then turned on the brothers Cezar to stay safety out of reach at 62-51 and 70-60 with time down to the last three minutes.
The crown was the third for the JRC Heavy Bombers since the revival of the league in 1965. The Bombers won the title in 1967 and 1968, both under the tutelage of coach Francisco "Kiko" Calilan.


JRC (74) - D.Cezar 20, Sta.Maria 17, P.Cezar 10, Carvajal 7, Canopio 6, Rabadon5, Ortiz 5, Santos 4, Lopez 0, Reyes 0, Calilan 0
SSC (66) - Cleofas 21, Otazu 12, Tolentino 10, Mora 9, Rivera 4, Supnet 4, Gomez 4, Mistades 2, Rocha 0, Mabini 0, Santiago 0, Fajardo 0

Halftime: 36-32


c/o Jose Ma Bonifacio Escoda

Emon74
02-03-2016, 09:54 AM
1986 NCAA Top 20 scorers in the first round (5 games)

1.Paul Alvarez (SSC) 28.5 ppg
2.Alvin Patrimonio (MIT) 22.8 ppg
3.Ronald Sy (PHCR) 21.0 ppg
4.Fernando Libed (SJLC) 19.4 ppg
5.Joselito Naredo (MIT) 18.0 ppg
6.Rene Hawkins (PHCR) 17.8 ppg
7.Arthur dela Cruz (SSC) 16.6 ppg
8.Fernando Navarro (SSC) 16.4 ppg
9.Reynaldo Castillo (JRC) 16.2 ppg
10.Gerardo Santiago (MIT) 16.2 ppg
11.Romulo Viado (PHCR) 16.2 ppg
12.Thomas McKinney (PHCR) 16.0 ppg
13.Vergel Meneses (JRC) 14.8 ppg
14.Leo Angelo Pujante (MIT) 14.2 ppg
15.Justino Pinat (SJLC) 14.0 ppg
16.Marcos Manosca (SBC) 13.8 ppg
17.Aristedes Alamarez (SBC) 13.0 ppg
18.Alfredo Gandionco (SBC) 11.6 ppg
19.Arthur Ayson (SJLC) 11.0 ppg
20.McDonald De Joya (SBC) 11.0 ppg

Emon74
11-25-2016, 12:04 PM
The NCAA is digging its own grave
July 1983

The National Collegiate Athletic Association, once the premier basketball league in the country has slowly and surely been losing its original founding members.
When the NCAA resumes its 59th anniversary tournament on July 24th, there will only be five member schools competing. These are this year's host Letran College, Mapua, Trinity College, San Sebastian and Jose Rizal College.
Never in its history has the NCAA been so "deglamorized" as this year when the last of its founding member San Beda College, resigned from the league. Why San Beda decided to leave the NCAA has still to be answered with a more reasonable justification. Its withdrawal has only confirmed that there is no dialogue or meeting of the minds within the NCAA's ruling body.
The inherent problems that plague the NCAA which led to the withdrawal of Ateneo de Manila, De La Salle and now San Beda College, like its inability to control and discipline its student body in athletic competitions particularly in basketball, the players' eligibility problem, its unreasonable strict rules imposed on its players, all these have added up and compounded the league's problems.
It seems that the NCAA policy board members, the league's governing body, have not taken any steps to make adjustments to the changing times. It has refused to revise its rules or are too passive and dependent to simply rely on the age old rules of the league. Even the UAAP has realized the necessity of liberalizing some of its rules to adjust to today's needs. As a result, the UAAP has shown a more progressive policy and are enjoying more support from their schools and its followers.
One particular NCAA rule prohibits its players from joining other tournaments even during off-school terms. Infraction of this rule will ban the player from playing in his school team and subsequently will lose his scholarship privilege and other school benefits. As a result, many NCAA players cannot play for their school teams this year because they have joined the recent PABL tournament. Director Domingo Panganiban of the Masagana 99 team and one of the more active supporters of basketball in the country, when appraised of this NCAA ruling, was disgusted and thinks it is a narrow-minded rule that shows the NCAA is living in the past.
More importantly, Director Panganiban said that the rule defeats its own purpose in the development of basketball in the country in general and the development of potential cage talents in particular.