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Emon74
02-21-2009, 01:11 PM
Feati raps SSC, Wins UCAA title

November 22, 1960 - Feati University routed San Sebastian College, 84-56, to retain the UCAA senior basketball crown at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
It was a one-sided, no contest match as coach Lauro Mumar's charges outclassed the SSC quintet in all departments from beginning to end.
The hi-flyers sewed up the ballgame as early as the first half when they filed up a 26-point cushion at lemontime, 46-20. The defending champions enjoyed their biggest margin in the fifth minute of the second half when they strung up 10 points in a row for a 58-23 spread.
Red-hot Florentino Tolentino and Renato Libunao sparked SSC rally midway in the final half but Alberto Capito, Valentino Borromeo and Virgilio Gutierrez doused it to keep Feati out of trouble.
Capito and Guitierrez, a pair of scrappy forwards, led Feati in scoring by chalking up 18 points apiece while Borromeo canned in 17 pts.
In the junior division, Lyceum captured the title by whipping Araneta, 64-53.

MLQU rips SSC Cagers, 96-84

Manila, December 6, 1961 - Manuel L. Quezon University routed San Sebestian College, 96-84, for its sixth straight victory in the UCAA basketball series at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The Game was the Python's final outing in the one round loop but a protest lodged against them by the University of Manila Hawks prevented MLQU from hauling the title. the Hawks protested MLQU's fielding of 13 players in their meeting two weeks ago. If the protest is upheld. the Pythons will forfeit one of their victories and faced defending champion Feati University in the playoff in the event the Hi-Flyers win their final assignment.

pio_valenz
03-20-2009, 01:28 PM
Tams, Warriors score impressive victories

Manila, July 17, 1960 Pre-season favorites Far Eastern University and University of the East rocketed off to an early lead with impressive victories in the opening of the UAAP cage series at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The tamaraws leaned on Engracio Arazas and Romeo Diaz to post a 41-24 lead in the first half to smother the Manila Central University Tigers with an 82-67 rout in the first game.
The Warriors rallied from a two point, 37-39, deficit at halftime to tame the National University Bulldogs, 79-66, Jose Sison paced the warriors with 21 points.
Defending champion University of Santo Tomas was ahead over the University of the Philippines, 90-88 when the game was called off, a minute and 36 seconds of play in the second overtime. Both teams were deadlock at 75-all in the regulation play and 83-all in the first overtime.
The UAAP board decided to discontinue the game when rowdy fans started throwing paper balls and bottles on the floor. It happened when referee Conrado Garcia called a blocking foul on one of the parrots who tried to stop UST hatchetman Rosendo Libunao from scoring.

Warriors outshoot Tamaraws

September 17, 1961 University of the East subdued Far Eastern University, 78-74 in the second round of the UAAP basketball series at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
But the crowd of 9,000 got an unexpected show after the final buzzer when cagers from both teams engaged in an impromptu brawl on the floor.
The fight was triggered off by a last-second scuffle for the ball between Tamaraw Romeo Diaz and Warrior Carlos Quitzon. Quitzon had the ball and was being harassed by Diaz when the gun barked and hell broke loose.
Searing blast by lanky Jimmy Mariano and clutch baskets by Jose Sison and Wenceslao Olaguera at the homestretch saved the Warriors after they were behind by six points. Mariano scored twice on a twisting shot to regain the lead for UE, 63-60, with five minutes left in the game.



Is this the actor? I seem to recall reading somewhere that one of the Diaz actors played for FEU. I know Joko played for FEU juniors in the early 90s.

Emon74
03-20-2009, 02:33 PM
Is this the actor? I seem to recall reading somewhere that one of the Diaz actors played for FEU. I know Joko played for FEU juniors in the early 90s.


Yes, the Actor Romy Diaz himself, who plays kontrabida in Philippine Cinema, from what I gathered too, he and his brother paquito, naglaro daw sa FPJ All stars some years back and it was known that he used to play for FEU in the 60s bago siya maging full time movie star.

Emon74
04-28-2009, 09:57 AM
Painters clobber Admirals
August 10, 1963

Yco regained the MICAA basketball crown with a smashing 81-69 victory over arch-rival Ysmael Steel before 10,000 fans at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Propelled by Roberto Yburan's 22-point output, the Painters roared to a big 44-20 halftime advantage and coasted in the second half to reclaim the title they last won in 1960.
Three Painter aided Yburan by canning in double figures. Elais Tolentino fired 16 points, Freddie Webb added 11 and Orlando Castelo with 10 markers. Engracio Arazas topscored for the losing team with 22 while Narciso Bernardo and Eddie Pacheco had 14 points each.
The lopsided victory was the ninth straight win for the Painters and avenged their 72-74 loss to the Admirals in the last senior cage tournament. It also gave them a berth in the elimination series with the Admirals to determined the Philippine representative to the Australian international invitational tourney set late this month.
Other teams included are BAA champion Fil-Hispano and Crispa, which earlier subdued Yutivo, 85-76, to finish third.

Toto Battung
06-05-2009, 12:23 PM
Protest Holds UST Victory
October 20, 1963

University of the East denied University of Sto. Tomas' claim to the UAAP basketball crown with a protest after the Glowing Goldies edged the Warriors again, 57-56, in the second game of their best-of-three championship series at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
UE professor Jesus Espiritu questioned the eligibility of UST player, Tomas Pacheco, who allegedly played for Botica Boie in the National Seniors in March.
Pacheco played in the first game of the championship series which UST won by three, 67-64. If the protest is upheld, a knock-out match will determine this year's champion.
Renato Reyes, a member of the national team to the Asian Basketball Confederation (ABC) led the Goldies with 19 points in the second half.
The Warriors led by Jaime Mariano, Hector Bulaong and Norman de Vera combined to close the gap at 49-48 late in the game, but Reyes collaborated with Howard Teck, Bibiano Martinez and Romeo Ramos to pull UST out of trouble 57-52. Bulaong scored the last 4 points including a buzzer-beater to close the final tally at 57-56.

Bullpups jr. champs
October 27, 1963

National University captured the UAAP junior basketball crown by rolling back University of the East, 48-44, in their playoff at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Bullpups Vidal Ogao, Antonio Suing and Ramon Chua engineered NU's blazing rally in the last five minutes of play to wiped out the Pages' 38-33 lead in the third quarter.
After the Bullpups had tied the count at 42-all, the trio started NU's breakaway. Chua fueled Manuel Conejero before Ogao slammed the door on UE with a fastbreak, 48-42, with 45 seconds left. Gerardo Manlapao broke UE's scoreless spell with a useless layup in the last 10 seconds.

Toto Battung
06-07-2009, 11:23 AM
The Manila Industrial and Commercial Athletic Asssociation (MICAA) is a league that existed from 1938 to 1981. It was a basketball league for amateur players. It is the first legitimate basketball league in the Philippines until 10 of its teams broke away and formed the first professional league in Asia, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) in 1975.

Ysmael Steel wins MICAA Crown

Manila, May 15, 1962 -

The Ysmael Steel Admirals behind a steady defense all throughout the game took a precious 69-62 victory over the YCO Painters, to retain the MICAA basketball crown at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The game played before 10,000 fans started with the Painters at their best with a line up of Carlos Loyzaga, Edgardo Ocampo, Jose Laganson, Carlos Badion and Joe Braun.
The Painters took an early 9-6 lead but a strong defense, consistent outside shooting and heads up play in the clutch gave the Admirals their third MICAA championship.
The heroes for the champs were Kurt Bachmann, Manuel Jocson, Eduardo Pacheco, Eddie Cruz, Narciso Bernardo and coach Enrique Crame.
Leading scorers were Bernardo and Pacheco with 14 points apiece. Cruz and Jocson added 13 and 12 points respectively.

Toto Battung
06-11-2009, 11:58 PM
An article on the beginning of Crispa basketball team, a storied franchise with so much history. Here applying for the MICAA. Year was not readable.

FLORO applies to MICAA

HCGBA to sponsor trip of BAA Champs Next month

Danny Floro's Crispa Redmanizers will display their wares abroad for the first time since their formal organization a few years ago if negotiations for their exhibition tour of Hong Kong next month push through.
The Redmanizers, two-time Businessman's Athletic Association champions have been invited to play in the Crown Colony sometime next month by the Hong Kong Chinese General Basketball Association.
Floro had already wired the association of his approval of the invitation. He is still waiting for another reply from Hong kong before he will seek the PAAF's sanction of the trip.
Crispa which is powered by Olympian Carlos (Boom Boom) Badion, had the distinction of offering the Taylor U Trojans the stiffest battle in their recent Far East tour.
The Redmanizers lost, 61-64, after leading the Towering Venture for Victory dribblers by nine points in the last eight minutes of the game.
Meantime, Floro submitted to Leanardo (Skip) Guinto of the MICAA, Crispa's application for membership in the inter-commercial association the other day.
If its membership is approved, Crispa is going to put up teams for all events in the MICAA. As of now, Crispa has basketball, football and volleyball squads.
Olympian Mariano Tolentino and hustler Arturo Calara will likely reinforce the Redmanizers if their trip to Hong Kong goes through. The duo may also become regular members of Crispa in the event it is accepted into the MICAA fold.

jkad
06-20-2009, 02:11 AM
Is it true that Ysmael Steel started the tradition of shaving their heads after a particularly heartbreaking loss to their perennial tormentors YCO Painters?

Toto Battung
06-20-2009, 05:01 AM
jkad...yes, the Ysmael Steel players to the ballboy shaved their heads after losing to the Yco painters. That's how intense the rivalry is for the two teams.

irateluvmachine
06-30-2009, 08:38 AM
great info so far. ;D kakalipat lang namin nung april, so i have to dig up my research again...though i'm returning to the old-school research field again next month. na-derail lang ng A-H1N1 scare...

i hope i could find the philippines herald article (MICAA preview, 1955 or 1956) which states that bill russell was nearly a MICAA import for philippine airlines!

pachador
07-02-2009, 01:08 AM
Hi iratemachine

it would be nice if you can also find the micaa previews for 1952, 1953 and 1954 as well thanks !!!!! :)



great info so far. ;D kakalipat lang namin nung april, so i have to dig up my research again...though i'm returning to the old-school research field again next month. na-derail lang ng A-H1N1 scare...

i hope i could find the philippines herald article (MICAA preview, 1955 or 1956) which states that bill russell was nearly a MICAA import for philippine airlines!

Emon74
07-27-2009, 09:52 AM
Crispa routs SMB five, 94-74
October 30, 1960

The renovated Crispa Redmanizers finally found their bearings in the phase B of the second round of the MICAA basketball series at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Crispa, winless in phase A, rolled back San Miguel Brewery, 94-74. The Redmanizers had the ballgame all sewed up as early in the first eight minutes of play as they posted a 10-point lead over the Greenshirts, 24-14.
Crispa's triggermen; Leonardo del Pilar, Constancio Ortiz and Roberto Yburan, finally found the range of the basket. Yburan paced the Redmanizers by scoring 25 points. Lanky Roehl Nadurata controlled the boards for Crispa.

Crispa trips SMB, 67-64, to advance
November 13, 1960

Crispa moved to the championship round of the MICAA basketball series by squeezing out a hair-thin 67-64 victory over San Miguel Brewery at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Crispa trailed most of the way, lagging behind by three points, 37-34, at lemontime. But the Redmanizers rallied in the last five minutes of play. The rally was ignited by forward Constancio Ortiz, who scored seven points in a row to give Crispa a three-point cushion, 64-61.
The fold up began when Redmanizers Roberto Yburan, Dominador Servillano, Bienvenido Papa, Leonardo del Pilar and Ortiz were on the floor. The five put Crispa on the road to recovery. Working behind a man-zone defense, the Greenshirts held Crispa aces Yburan, Roehl Nadurata and Ortiz in tow in the first half.

Emon74
08-08-2009, 08:41 PM
Falcons lead MAASS winners
August 19, 1960

Adamson University, Union High and the Philippine Chinese High School posted victories in the opening games of the Manila Athletic Association of Secondary Schools (MAASS) cage series at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The defending champion Adamson Baby Falcons, powered by skipper George Gallent and Teodoro Martinez, trimmed the American School Indians, 49-43, in the first game.
Union High clobbered Rizal Central College, 69-55, in the second match while PCHS used its height to advantage in the third game, beating Polytechnic, 53-42.

Union takes MAASS Crown
October 7, 1960

Union High rallied in the last four minutes of play to dethrone Adamson High, 53-48, in the 1960 MAASS basketball series at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The Panthers, paced by steady play of Edgardo Argana and skipper Leonardo Cabardo, broke loose in the last minutes of the fourth quarter to win the tight tussle. The Panthers led at halftime, 25-23.
The score was deadlocked at 39-all with five minutes left in the ballgame. But Argana scored on a free throw and Cabardo tallied from the outside, to give the lead to Union High. The two scored once more on jumpshots against a lone marker by Jose Zarzuela, Jr. of Adamson to put the Panthers with a comfortable 46-41 margin.

Union High rips Adamson for title
October 18, 1961

Union High nosed out Adamson, 48-43, in a torrid battle to retain the Manila Athletic Association of Secondary Schools (MAASS) cage title at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The Panthers, who led by 11 points in the first quarter, survived a blistering rally by the Baby Falcons to sew up the championship. Brilliant sniping by Renato Pastor and Leonardo Cabardo helped Union to breakaway after Adamson knotted the score at 28-all midway in the third canto.

Emon74
08-08-2009, 08:50 PM
La Salle trims Letran in a protest match

August 18, 1960 - La Salle posted the first victory in the second round of the NCAA junior cage series by thumping the Letran Squires, 63-60, at the Letran gym.
The game was protested by Letran coach Sergio Villanueva, questioning a technical foul called by referee Antonio Escalabanan on Robert Chang for touching the ball after his team made a basket. Escalabanan said a new NCAA rule prohibits players of the team scoring a basket from touching the ball before the throw-in.
The Greenies, utilizing an air-tight zone defense, forced the Squires to take their shots from the outside. Paced by Jose Luis Arrastia, La Salle led all quarters and were never in danger except for sporadic rallies by Letran in the last 10 minutes of play.
La Salle coach Dionisio Calvo started off with Casimiro Baradiwan, Jose Mari Velez, Eugenio Muniosguren, Jr., Jose Labayen and Peter Ruebenfeldt against Villanueva's Aldanese, Gaspar Arcilla, Richard Bucoy, Angel Manzano and Chang.

Letran, SBC, JRC share NCAA lead

August 21, 1960 - Letran, San Beda College and Jose Rizal College shared the lead in the second round of the NCAA senior cage tournament by beating their respective rivals before 3,000 fans at the Araneta Coliseum.
The Knights downed the La Salle Green Archers, 67-64, in the opening tussle while the defending champion Red Lions topped the Mapua Tech Cardinals, 72-66, in the second game. The Heavy Bombers on the other hand, unfeathered the Ateneo Blue Eagles, 82-72, in the nightcap.
JRC, top favorite to win this year's championship, notched its sixth straight victory this season after shaking off late rallies by the Blue Eagles. The Heavy Bombers doused the threat with the jumpshots of rookie Lucio Lim, the taps of elongated Elias Tolentino and the heads-up play of Thelmo Santos.

Cardinals stop Bombers, 79-77

August 28, 1960 - Mapua Institute of Technology won over first round winner Jose Rizal College, 79-77, in the NCAA basketball series at the Araneta Coliseum.
A lean crowd of 3,000 fans thrilled to the evenly-contested game that was extended to two overtime, 66-all at the regulation period and 70-all in the second extension. Both squads were also deadlock 19 times.
Mapua's swelling man-to-man defense that half-paralyzed JRC's post plays, skipper Leonardo del Pilar's return-to-form performance, heads-up plays of diminutive Manuel Sordan and timely baskets and slip-aways by Romeo Yanga, Rodolfo Canete and Adolfo Bonita, all contributed to spell victory for the Cardinals.
The Mapua-JRC tussle also saw for the first time in the current NCAA circuit a cager knocked out cold unintentionally by another player. Bienvenido Papa, the 6'1" center of JRC, was knocked out flat on his back at exactly 63 seconds left in the second overtime. Papa received a blow from Fernando Pacia who was coming down after a jumpshot.

San Beda Red Lions Smother Letran five, 90-67

September 4, 1960 - Defending champion San Beda College grabbed the top spot in the second round of the NCAA senior cage series by smothering Letran, 90-67, at the Araneta Coliseum.
It was the third straight victory by the Red Lions in the second round. Playing without regular center William Jance, the Knights failed to stop the keyhole and under-the-basket sorties of the Bedans who, paced by lanky Alberto Reynoso, Adel Feliciano, and rookie Eladio Gadin, pulled away from a tight first half battle.
The Red Lions also dominated the game by scoring from quartercourt, Nicolas Carranceja and Rudolfo de los Santos chalked up 14 points apiece with quartercourt shots that gave San Beda a comfortable cushion throughout the tussle.
In the opening match, Jose Rizal College, the first round champion, whipped La Salle, 67-59. Mapua Tech nipped Ateneo, 75-74, in the hotly contested second game.

Emon74
08-19-2009, 03:21 PM
UST Goldies rip UE, 87-82
July 23, 1961

University of Santo Tomas overpowered defending champion University of the East, 87-82, in a bristling duel in th eongoing UAAP basketball tournament before 10,000 fans at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The Goldies broke up the contest after a 74-all deadlock with four minutes left in the regulation play on superior under-the-basket gunnery. Playmakers Romeo Ramos and Valentino Rosabal darted through UE's tight man-to-man defense and slipped in the winning markers. Rosabal faked two UE guards to push UST ahead, 76-74. Warrior Wenceslao Olaguera made an error in the return play and Rosabal scored again from under to give his team a four-point cushion.
Rizaldo Pabillore, who carried the fight almost single-handedly for the Warriors, kept UE within distance when he sank two charities but Ramos broke loose in turn and baited a foul to regain a four-point spread for UST. The triumph installed the Goldies up front in the league with two victories in as many outings together with Far Eastern University, which outclassed Manila Central University, 83-71, in the opening game.

UE blasts NU, 73-69, stays ahead of pack
August 27, 1961

The University of the East Red Warriors caged the National University Bulldogs, 73-69, to keep the lead in the UAAP basketball series at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The triumph was the sixth in seven starts for the defending champion UE while the bulldogs, despite the setback, stayed in third place with three wins and four losses.
University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University shared second spot in the standings by winning their respective assignments in the other games. The Goldies shellacked Manila Central University, 77-62, and the Tamaraws crushed University of the Philippines, 86-65. Both teams have identical 5-2 slates.

Warriors outshoot Tamaraws
September 17, 1961

University of the East subdued Far Eastern University, 78-74 in the second round of the UAAP basketball series at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
But the crowd of 9,000 got an unexpected show after the final buzzer when cagers from both teams engaged in an impromptu brawl on the floor.
The fight was triggered off by a last-second scuffle for the ball between Tamaraw Romeo Diaz and Warrior Carlos Quitzon. Quitzon had the ball and was being harassed by Diaz when the gun barked and hell broke loose.
Searing blast by lanky Jimmy Mariano and clutch baskets by Jose Sison and Wenceslao Olaguera at the homestretch saved the Warriors after they were behind by six points. Mariano scored twice on a twisting shot to regain the lead for UE, 63-60, with five minutes left in the game.

Emon74
08-25-2009, 05:30 PM
Light Bombers triumph
July 13, 1960

Defending champion Jose Rizal College dumped San Beda College, 60-49, in the NCAA junior encounter at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Paced by lanky Edgardo Gomez, the Light Bombers team captain, JRC dominated the backboard and had the Red Cubs catching the air. The Light Bombers scored many of their shots from follow-ups and tip-ins of their own misses. Utilizing a man-to-man defense, the JRC quintet held the Red Cubs at bay and forced them to take shots from quartercourt.

Knights outsmart San Beda
July 24, 1960

Letran, Ateneo and Jose Rizal College lived up to expectations in the NCAA triple bill at the Araneta Coliseum.
The Knights squeaked past defending champion San Beda, 61-60, while the Blue Eagles outclawed the Mapua Tech Cardinals, 63-56. The Heavy Bombers routed the Green Archers of La Salle, 78-64.
The Victories placed Letran, Ateneo and JRC on equal footing for first place in the first round standings of the league with 3-1 slates. Letran coach Bibiano Ouano opened up with his first team of Rodolfo Gayatin, Clemente Bargas, Freddie Webb, Basilio Go and William Jance against coach Arturo Rius' second stringers Ramon Ballesca, Reynaldo Roxas, Edgar Arceo, Tito Acuna and George Zubiri.
The Knights jumped to an early lead, 9-4, and held the Red Lions at bay with a man-to-man. San Beda caught up with Letran and even took the advantage late in the first half. But the Knights regained the upperhand, 36-29, with the unstoppable Go and Jance.

Emon74
08-26-2009, 12:47 PM
JRC Light Bombers rap SBC Red Cubs

September 13, 1960 - Defending champion Jose Rizal College crushed San Beda College, 70-49, in the NCAA junior basketball encounter at the San Beda gym.
The Light Bombers' victory pulled them to a share of the third spot in the second round standings with Letran and Ateneo, each has two wins and two losses. The Light Bombers led all the way and were never in danger except in the second quarter when the spirited Red Cubs, paced by Rodolfo Francisco, Wilfredo Rivera and Dominador Cruz, exploded with deadly outside snipings to narrow the gap, 25-23, at halftime.
Deadeye and lanky skipper Edgardo Gomez of JRC powered his team out of trouble by stringing up five field goals at the start of the second half. Assisted by teammates Leonardo de los Santos and Edgardo Santos, Gomez placed the Lighties on a comfortable 48-31 cushion at the end of the third quarter.

Lions rip Eagles, 92-82

September 18, 1960 - San Beda College won over Ateneo, 92-82, in the second round of the NCAA loop before 6,000 fans at the Araneta Coliseum.
The victory clinched the second round flag for the defending champion and a slot in the title round with the first round winners Jose Rizal College and Letran. The Blue Eagles enjoyed a comfortable 48-42 spread at lemontime and were ahead, 54-48, with 16 minutes to play but the Red Lions caught up in the last six minutes when Ateneo skipper Cristino Arroyo fouled out on a charging drive against Adel Feliciano.
With Arroyo gone, the Blue Eagles failed to keep up with the heated tempo of the Red Lions. Nicolas Carranceja, a veteran of the Asian Basketball Confederation, lived up to the honor he earned last year as the loop's MVP.

JRC beats SBC, 64-62, in OT, nears NCAA title

September 25, 1960 - Jose Rizal College defied tradition as it nosed out San Beda College, 64-62, in an overtime battle in the NCAA championship round at the Araneta Coliseum.
The Heavy Bombers ripped the adage that first-round champions never beat the second-round champions in the title round of the loop with a devastating attack in a five-minute overtime after the score was tied at 54-all at the end of the regulation period.
Jumpshots by Franklin Yang, who sent the game into an extra period for JRC, put the heavies just one game away from their objective for the last 11 years - the NCAA championship. JRC started off with a two-one-two zone, but it didnt click. Coach Francisco Calilan tried the man-zone defense and it worked as the Heavies pulled ahead, 17-9.

Letran Wins NCAA Title

October 2, 1960 - Letran clinched the NCAA senior cage crown by edging out Jose Rizal College, 75-73, in a thrill-packed match witnessed by 11,000 fans at the Araneta Coliseum. The title was the first for the Knights since 1950.
Rookie Basilio Go, a 20-year-old commerce freshman, wrapped up the contest with a jumpshot from the top of the charity circle with about five seconds left in the regulation period.
Letran, which was in the cellar last year, also became the only team in the loop's history to win the championship without clinching a round. Coach Bibiano Oano's three sophomores; Clemente Bargas, William Jance and Augusto Cepeda, and rookies Freddie Webb, Go, Ramoncito Fernandez and Rodolfo Gayatin, fashioned the magnificent triumph.
It was the defensive plays by Oano that kept the Heavy Bombers on the trail. The Knight's man-to-man defense forced a fast tempo on the set-playing, slow-moving Bombers. Webb, Bargas, Go and Jance supplied the scoring punch and Gayatin was a strongman in Letran's backline.

Emon74
09-14-2009, 01:45 PM
Tamaraws beat Crispa, 101-99
February 15, 1960

Far Eastern University chopped the Crispa Redmanizers, 101-99, in the nightcap of the National Open basketball championship at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Young Arturo Valenzona, crew-cut rookie of the Tamaraws and a newcomer at bigtime competition, dealt the winning blows as he sank two foul throws on an intentional foul by Crispa guard Antonio Manikan with 30 seconds to play. The two markers capped a magnificent rally by the Tamaraws who came from behind a six-point, 50-44, deficit at halftime.
Earlier, Yco, leaning on the outburst of ABC veterans Carlos Badion, Mariano Tolentino, Carlos Loyzaga, Kurt Bachmann, Eddie Lim, Emilio Achacoso and Loreto Carbonell, outclassed Manila Central University, 107-54.

Crispa gets door
February 26, 1960

The Crispa Redmanizers were knocked out of the pennant race in the National Open cage championship at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Far Eastern University wrote the Redmanizers out of the list of contenders with a 94-93 triumph on a foul shot by guard Arturo Valenzona. It was the second straight setback for Crispa in the semifinal round.
University of the East shaded Philippine Air Lines, 75-73, to dim the Viscounts' title chances. But Pre-tournament favorites; Yco and Ysmael, continued their winning ways. The Painters routed the Armed Forces of the Philippines, 103-59, while the Admirals downed Jose Rizal College, 99-80.

Emon74
10-13-2009, 01:27 PM
Ysmael walks tightrope vs Redmanizers, 76-72
November 20, 1960

Ysmael Steel chalked up a hard-earned victory in the championship round of the MICAA by nosing out Crispa, 76-72, at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Three errors by the Redmanizers capped by a timely tip-in by Ysmael's Serafin Vida in the last minute of play saved the Admirals from an early upset.
Ysmael was ahead by two, 73-71, with less than a minute left in the game when Crispa center Roehl Nadurata committed his fifth foul on Vida during a battle for the rebound. Vida muffed his free throw but made up for it seconds later with a neat follow up of a miss by teammate Narciso Bernardo to give Ysmael a four-point lead, 75-71. A charity by Olympian Edgardo Roque sewed up the ballgame for the Ysmael quintet.

Ysmael Steel nips Yco, 91-87, ties series
November 27, 1960

Ysmael Steel came from behind to beat Yco, 91-87, to force a best-of-three series for the MICAA cage crown before 16,000 fans at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Top performances by Admirals Narciso Bernardo and Nicolas Carranceja, an air-tight defense, deadly shooting in the clutches and a strong bench enabled Ysmael to wipe out a 13-point Yco lead, 18 minutes before regulation period's end and deadlock the score at 77-all for a five-minute extension.
Bernardo was limited to only five points by Edgardo Ocampo in the first half but broke loose in the final half to pump in 15 of his 24 points to pace the Ysmael rally. He was assisted by Carranceja, who managed to check Yco scorers Roberto Littaua and Loreto Carbonell.

Emon74
10-29-2009, 10:14 AM
Redmanizers Score
January 15, 1962

Crispa made an auspicious debut in this year's National Open basketball championships by flattening Manila Central University, 106-80, at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The Redmanizers blew the game wide open in the fifth minute of the second half and placed the outcome of the game as early as 10 minutes before the final buzzer. Olympian Constancio Ortiz led Crispa to triumph by chalking up 28 points.
In the first game, Botica Boie drugged the National University Bulldogs, 83-77, and Seven-Up bowed to General Textiles, 60-83, in the second tilt.

Tamaraws clip U-Tex
January 19, 1962

Far Eastern University snapped back in the race for honors in the National Open cage championships by surprising Universal Textiles, 85-81, at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The speedy Tamaraws, dethroned as the National Intercollegiate champions, pulled the trick with a tight zone defense that forced U-Tex players to shoot from the outside.
Romeo Diaz spearheaded the Tamaraws in their brilliant performance after they dropped their opening game in the series to the AFP Reds.

irateluvmachine
10-30-2009, 02:49 PM
Far Eastern University snapped back in the race for honors in the National Open cage championships by surprising Universal Textiles, 85-81, at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The speedy Tamaraws, dethroned as the National Intercollegiate champions, pulled the trick with a tight zone defense that forced U-Tex players to shoot from the outside.
Romeo Diaz spearheaded the Tamaraws in their brilliant performance after they dropped their opening game in the series to the AFP Reds.



great stuff! ;D now this was a few years before he joined his older brother as one of the great pinoy action movie villains...romy diaz was actually quite a good player for FEU, crispa and ysmael steel...

Emon74
11-06-2009, 09:10 AM
Clark, Crispa enter semis
January 25, 1962

Crispa, Ysmael Steel, Clark Field and U-Tex smashed their way into the semifinal round of the National Open cage series with a runaway triumphs at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The Redmanizers clobbered La Salle, 93-61, on the 33-point performance of Rome Olympics veteran Constancio Ortiz. The defending champion Ysmael Steel uncorked its vaunted outside scoring sock to rout Fil-Hispano, 104-73.
Clark Field tropped to the semifinals by overpowering Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, 103-62. U-Tex, which placed third in the recent MICAA, had the closest shave when it brushed off National University, 78-71, one point over the six-point bulge it needed to qualify.

Yco Painters oust FEU, 88-80
January 28, 1962

Yco knocked off Far Eastern University from the race for the National Open cage crown by posting an 88-80 triumph over the Tamaraws at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
It was the second straight victory for the Painters, who are seeking to regain the loop's crown which they lost to Ysmael Steel last year.
The win gave Yco a share of the top spot in Group Y with Crispa, which also rolled up its second win in a row at the expense of U-Tex, 82-76.
Roberto Yburan and Carlos Loyzaga powered Yco by scoring 18 and 16 points, respectively.
In Group X, defending champion Ysmael Steel clobbered Boie, 91-71, to take solo command of the lead as Clark Field pulled another surprise triumph by crushing Yutivo, 88-75.

Emon74
03-03-2010, 08:23 AM
YCO trips Ysmael in Dream tussle
March 8, 1964

Metropolitan Open South Division champion Yco subdued North Division titlist Ysmael Steel, 90-78, in their dream game before 8,000 fans at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The Painters speared 11 unanswered points in the last one minute and 20 seconds of play to prevail over their arch rivals. The breakaway came after the Admirals had charged back to within a point, 78-79, on a blistering rally that saw them bust a big YCO bubble, 75-66. Edgardo Roque, a former Admiral, started YCO's winning drive with two charities off Manuel Jocson. Edgardo Ocampo followed it with another free throw after he was tripped by Eduardo Pacheco. Roque free throw anew, Arturo Valenzona scored on Ocampo's feed and charities off Engracio Arazas, and Ocampo stabbed from under on Freddie Webb's assist for YCO's final points.
But it was veteran Roberto Yburan who did the most damage for the Painters by flashing good performance offensively and defensively. He led YCO with 24 markers.
The win was the Painters' second victory over the Admirals this year. Both teams, considered the top squads in the local cagedom, had split their first two encounters in Cebu City last January

Emon74
03-18-2010, 07:42 AM
YCO Painters MICAA Kings
December 18, 1960

Yco patched up basketball's biggest feud by overwhelming Ysmael Steel, 70-55, to win the much-ballyhooed MICAA cage championship before 30,000 fans at the Araneta Coliseum.
The Painters wrapped up the championship - their first since 1957, unofficially in the first half when the Admirals applied a full-court press. Yco, who lost the title to Ysmael in 1958, wrought havoc on the full-court press by playing slow-break to secure a 37-31 halftime spread and then by attacking, with wild calvary-like charges, in the final half to put Ysmael behind by as many as 15 points in the homestretch.
All Yco players did their share in winning the crown. Carlos Badion was hot all night scoring 19 points to pace the Yco attack. Playing coach Carlos Loyzaga mapped out the set plays that demolished Ysmael's full-court press. Mariano Tolentino and Kurt Bachmann helped control the boards while Edgardo Ocampo limited Ysmael hotshot Narciso Bernardo to just 11 points.
Loreto Carbonell put Yco in the thick of the fight in theopening minutes of play with accurate long toms from quartercourt. And Yco's pair of youngsters; Roberto Littaua and rookie Jose Laganson, were responsible for nailing Ysmael's setback with splurges in the second half.

Ysmael Steel flays Yco, 100-89, to win National Open tilt
January 29, 1961

Ysmael Steel demolished Yco, 100-89, in the championship of the National Open basketball series before 10,000 fans at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The victory ended the seven-year reign of Yco in the league and was also the first time a local team posted a total of 100 points against the highly-touted Painters in the crucial match.
Some Yco fans protested, saying the Admirals won because of the one-sided officiating by referee Skip Agcaoili in the crucial stage of the ballgame. It happened when the Painters cut Ysmael's lead to just three, 66-69, with eight minutes left in the regulation period. Agcaoili awarded three free throws to center Cristobal Ramas, two for the alleged foul by Kurt Bachmann who tried to block Ramas from making a lay-up shot, and the other one for a technical called against Carlos Badion for protesting the call.
Six admirals scored in double figures. They were Marquez with 22, Geronimo Cruz who had 15, Cesar Jota with 13, and Narciso Bernardo, Ramas and Edgardo Roque who canned in 12 points apiece.
Loreto Carbonell led the Painters with 24 points, Bachmann and Carlos Loyzaga scored 18 and 17, respectively, while Badion was limited to only eight points.

Emon74
04-07-2010, 07:23 PM
Tams, Warriors score impressive victories
July 17, 1960

Pre-season favorites Far Eastern University and University of the East rocketed off to an early lead with impressive victories in the opening of the UAAP cage series at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The Tamaraws leaned on Engracio Arazas and Romeo Diaz to post a 41-24 lead in the first half to smother the Manila Central University Tigers with an 82-67 rout in the first game.
The Warriors rallied from a two point, 37-39, deficit at halftime to tame the National University Bulldogs, 79-66, Jose Sison paced the warriors with 21 points.
Defending champion University of Santo Tomas was ahead over the University of the Philippines, 90-88 when the game was called off, a minute and 36 seconds of play in the second overtime. Both teams were deadlock at 75-all in the regulation play and 83-all in the first overtime.
The UAAP board decided to discontinue the game when rowdy fans started throwing paper balls and bottles on the floor. It happened when referee Conrado Garcia called a blocking foul on one of the Parrots who tried to stop UST hatchetman Rosendo Libunao from scoring.

FEU Tams overwhelm UST, 77-67
August 21, 1960

Far Eastern University got off to a brilliant start in the second round of the UAAP basketball championship by walloping defending champion University of Santo Tomas, 77-67, before 8,000 spectators at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Powered by Romeo Diaz, Engracio Arazas, Oscar Lopez, Arturo Valenzona and Pelagio Simon, who was responsible for checking UST hotshot Rosendo Libunao as well as Ramon Cotia, FEU applied air-tight defense to force the Goldies to shoot from long range.
The Tamaraws limited Libunao to only two points while Valentin Rosabal, who averaged at least 10 points per game for UST, was blanked.

Tamaraws Capture Pennant
September 9, 1960

Far Eastern University tucked in the first round pennant of the UAAP senior basketball circuit by crushing National University, 91-70, at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The victory qualified the Tamaraws in a championship round of four.
The Tamaraws came from behind an eight-point lead piled up by the Bulldogs in the early minutes of the first half. Pelagio Simon, Rodencio Paunan and Rohimust Santos powered FEU to catch up and even take a six-point advantage at halftime, 35-29.
Dead-eye Engracio Arazas kept the lead for FEU with his long toms from quartercourt in the second half action. The Bulldogs were left behind as their shooting aces, Antigono Peralta, Silvestre Amoroso and Mario Panlilio, failed to find the hoop.
Outside shooting by rookie Joselito Roa and plucky drives by Romeo Diaz sewed up the ballgame for the Tamaraws.

Emon74
05-02-2010, 06:30 AM
Warriors, Tamaraws dispute championship
September 25, 1960

University of the East will face Far Eastern University in the championship tussle for this year's UAAP cage crown after both teams defeated their respective rivals at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The Red Warriors and the Tamaraws maintain their clean slates in the championship round. UE routed the University of the Philippines, 87-71, in the first game and FEU kicked defending champion University of Santo Tomas out of contention, 91-81, in the nightcap.
The Tamaraws broke away from a sticky fight put up by the Goldies in the early minutes of play and coasted to an easy victory on the record-breaking performance of Romeo Diaz, as he scored 40 points, 29 of them in the first half. He now holds the record fro the highest individual score in the loop.

Warriors bag UAAP crown
October 1, 1960

University of the East nosed out Far Eastern University, 87-86, to win the UAAP basketball crown before 9,000 fans at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
A lay-up by Ramon Figueroa in the last 15 seconds of play sealed the victory for the Warriors and the four-foot El Oro trophy that went to them permanently for winning their third championship since the trophy was placed at stake. UE copped the championship in 1957 and 1958 but lost the crown to University of Santo Tomas last year.
A dogged stand and heads-up shooting by sophomore Rizaldo Pabillore set up the Warriors' triumph. The Azcarraga quintet trailed the heavily-favored Tamaraws most of the way but grabbed the reins in the dying minutes of the final half.
FEU led 81-75 with three minutes to play but UE staged a magnificent comeback to sew up the ball game. The rally started with a time out by coach Virgilio Dalupan. Norman de Vera ignited it with two charities on a foul by Rohimust Santos to narrow the gap. Pabillore kept it burning with two interceptions.

Emon74
02-28-2011, 02:25 PM
Yco plasters Ysmael, 76-67
Bacolod City
December 28, 1962

Yco defeated National Open champion Ysmael Steel, 76-67, in the first game of their two-game exhibition series at the La Salle gym.
Carlos Loyzaga, skipper of the National team, Roberto Yburan, Roberto Littaua, Edgardo Ocampo and Cristino Arroyo powered the Painters who came from behind a 13-point deficit at the half.

Two-for-two for Yco five
Iloilo City
February 5, 1963

The Yco Painters swept their two-game series with the Ysmael Steel Admirals at the San Agustin Gym.
In their first meeting held Feb.1, the Painters rolled back the National Open and MICAA champions, 79-70, before a packed crowd of local fans.
Proving a victory was no fluke, the Painters outlasted the Admirals, 84-78, in the second game which went into overtime. Edgardo Roque, former Ysmael standout and mainstay of the Philippine National team, saw action for Yco.
With the twin triumph, Yco went home with the trophy donated by Mayor Reinerio Ticao.

Emon74
11-14-2013, 10:19 AM
Crispa upsets Ysmael with a 72-70 triumph
July 13, 1961

Crispa fashioned out a stunning upset over Ysmael Steel, 72-70, in the MICAA cage series at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The Redmanizers booby-rapped the National Open basketball champion with a calculated, slow-break that broke up the rhythm and the flow of the fast-stepping Admirals.
Rome Olympic veteran Narciso Bernardo committed the error after Leonardo Del Pilar returned the lead for Crispa with a jumpshot from the corner. Ysmael lost its chance of winning the game when Bernardo hurried his shot in the next play. Abelardo Ortiz grabbed the ball but was fouled by Bernardo. Ortiz made his free throws.

Ysmael five rips PAL, 102-79
August 3, 1961

Ysmael Steel found the going a little rough but mustered enough long range shooting power to overcome Philippines Airlines, 102-79, in the MICAA cage series at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
PAL, powered by Americans Tine Hardemann and Bud Schaeffer and Nilo Fuentebella, gave the Admirals a stiff scare in the opening minutes of the game. The three wove through Ysmael's loosely-framed man-to-man defense to take a four-point cushion, 18-14.
The Admirals, who shot from abandon from the outside becuae they dominated the boards, took the lead at halftime, 46-40, with bombs from Cristobal Ramas, Manuel Jocson, Nicolas Carranceja and Eddie Pacheco.

Emon74
11-17-2013, 09:31 AM
Ysmael beats SMC in 2nd round opener
October 20, 1960

Ysmael Steel used its manpower advantage to the hilt to demolish San Miguel Corporation, 79-58, in the MICAA cage tournament at the Rizal Coliseum.
Enjoying the services of six national team members and a highly-rated collegiate star, the Admirals broke the game wide open early and finished the contest with plenty to spare for their first win in the second round eliminations. Olympian Narciso Bernardo, Edgardo Roque and Manuel Jocson stood tallest among the Admirals pushing Ysmael to an early 8-0 lead before padding this to 38-23 at halftime.
Philippine Airlines demolished Yellow Taxi in the other contest, 84-63, also for their first win in second round action.

Emon74
10-05-2015, 01:17 PM
UE five retakes diadem
October 7, 1962

Underrated University of the East recaptured the UAAP senior cage championship by demolishing University of the Philippines, 70-55, before a crowd of 5,000 at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Coach Virgilio "Baby" Dalupan, the winningest mentor in the circuit with four championships tucked on his belt, hinged on the shooting of Carlos Quitzon, Angelito Flores and Norman de Vera, the excellent rebounding of Godofredo Realubit and Jaime Mariano and heads-up defensive plays by rookie Nathaniel Canson, the speediest dribbler of the league, to post the victory.

Emon74
10-05-2015, 01:34 PM
Upset rocks Metro tilt
October 1, 1962

A spunky Philippine Paints team pulled a big surprise in the opening of the Metropolitan Open cage championship when it upset Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, 74-66, at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Lamberto Soliman, Felipe Tarifa and rookie Ernesto Estacio led the Philippine Paints assault on the Sweepstakes squad. In the first tilt, Yco routed the Philippine Constabulary, 119-75. Cristino Arroyo, Arturo Valenzona and Roberto Yburan struck in the first four minutes of play and from thereon, Joe Braun, Mariano Tolentino and Freddie Webb took over and had their opponents in tow, 57-37, at the end of the first half.

Crispa rips Kiwis, 72-68
October 2, 1962

An off-beat Crispa five pounded out a 72-68 squeaker over the visiting New Zealand team at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. The loss was the first for the Kiwis in their Manila exhibition series. Olympian Constancio Ortiz, bulky Romeo Yanga and center Tine Hardemann combined to save the day for Crispa with a big spurt at the start and nifty shooting in the clutch.

Emon74
01-02-2017, 06:56 AM
When the Goldies shown in '64 (Part 1)
By Ed Tolentino

In February 1964, the Goldies bungled a bid to retain the Metropolitan hoop title. a month later, they saw the national collegiate crown slip from their fingers as the UV Lancers landed the upset axe on them.
The Goldies were having engine trouble and in the UAAP tournament that unfolded on September 6 of the same year, the team was expected to suffer the ultimate debacle.
The team's lineup was hardly impressive. Only three men scaled the six-foot mark, Manuel Tan the tallest at 6-1. Worse, top gun Orlando Bauzon was dropped from the roster due to academic deficiencies. Coach Felicisimo Fajardo had no other option but to rely on the services of Januario "Aric" del Rosario, sharpshooter Anselmo Briones and Rene Hawkins, a burly forward dredged from FEU's juniors.
To compound UST's woes, coach Fajardo resigned at the start of the tournament. Herminio Silva was forced to act as interim coach in the Goldies' first game opposite the UE Warriors.
The Red Warriors emerged triumphant, but the Goldies gave them the big chill. With two minutes left, the Goldies were breathing down UE's neck, 80-78. Romeo Ramos intercepted a wayward Warrior pass and sped for home. But UE's Robert Jaworski wrestled him down. Saddled by cramps following the hard tackle, Ramos limped his way to the bench. Ceferino dela Paz took the gift shots and converted both to tie the count.
With 15 seconds to go, UE's Joseph Wilson weaved through a phalanx of defenders and connected at pointblank range, pushing UE up, 82-80. In the return play, Roberto Salonga drove the baseline and succeeded in fishing a foul from a Warrior. Salonga could have equalized the score, but he muffed the chance. The final result was an 82-81 victory for the Warriors.
The Goldies went down in defeat with their heads held high. The team's spirit was buoyed all the more with the acquisition of the great Carlos Loyzaga as head coach.
With the 34-year old Loyzaga at the helm, the Goldies metamorphosed into an unstoppable offensive machine. In their succeeding games, the Goldies posted upset triumphs over the UP Fighting Maroons (79-77) and the FEU Tamaraws (65-60). The team also pulled off a squeaker over the NU Bulldogs, 76-73. "Even as the second round came into swing nothing, it seemed, could freeze the Goldie drive." reported The Varsitarian (UST's official school organ)
The Goldies formally earned a ticket to the championship series by carving out a revenge win over their only tormentor in the regular season, the UE Warriors. It was a cliffhanger, with UST winning by a solitary point, 58-57.


The championship series to be continued.

Emon74
01-04-2017, 08:32 AM
When the Goldies shown in '64 (Part 2)
By Ed Tolentino

In the championship setto, the Goldies were paired against the Tamaraws. Man for man, the Tams dwarfed the Goldies by two to three inches. Coach Peping Yee expressed confidence that despite FEU's early losses to UST, his charges will recover well in the championship series. FEU pinned its hopes on the offensive troika of Danny Gavieres, Rolando Mojica and Jose Aldanese.
UST, on the other hand was bannered by demolition man Aric del Rosario. Del Rosario had blasted over 170 points in eight games. Ably backing him up were Hipolito and prize rookie Ceferino dela Paz, a steel-bodied hellcat whom Loyzaga referred to as "my wonder workhorse."
In Game 1, UST bucked several tense moments to chisel out a 61-60 thriller. Del Rosario was again the main man. With FEU leading, 54-53, del Rosario staged on a one-man burst to put UST on top, 60-55.
Needing only one more win in the best-of-three series, UST entered Game 2 brimming with confidence. But the Tams proved to be no easy pickings. Rolando Mojica caught fire and burned the hoops all night long en route to leading FEU to a 69-58 romp. Mojica was so ferocious on offense that he pumped in 13 of FEU's first 15 points. Mojica finished with a game high 35 points.
The Goldies' aura of invincibility was shattered into shreds. Basketball afficionados were already conceding the title to FEU, to which Loyzaga responded "Let Mojica do it again!"
FEU almost pulled it off in Game 3. The Tams got off to a jackrabbit start. The Goldies were actually doing good, sinking 80% of their shots.
For a while, it appeared that everthing would go smoothly for the Goldies. But troubles plagued Ramos, dela Paz and Hipolito. Hipolito later complained of upset stomach while Salonga's injured knee started to bother him, del Rosario, who was unstoppable in the first half, was losing steam.
Mojica was quick to pounce on the opportunity. Joining hands with Aldanese and Gavieres, FEU stormed ahead 38-34. The Tams' sudden surge woke up the Goldies. Three long toms by Salonga and a penetration by Tan pushed UST tantalizingly close, 51-52.
His batteries recharged, del Rosario collaborated with Hipolito to put UST on top, 59-56. Dela Paz scored two bank shots to make it 63-62 for UST. But FEU struck back to regain the upperhand, 64-63. Time was down to 30 seconds.
Ramos missed a layup, but dela Paz hold off the spheroid, Mojica lunged in and managed to force a jump ball. Time was down to 10 seconds. Dela Paz tapped the ball to Ramos, who immediately drove off Mojica. A foul was called and Ramos scored one off the charity stripe to send the game into overtime at 64-all.
The Goldies went into a rampage in the extra period.

*Overtime highlights was missing

Emon74
03-19-2018, 03:14 PM
Yco Painters topple Yutivo five, 73-63
1967 National Seniors

Yco overpowered a crippled Yutivo five in the last seven minutes last night to pull out a 73-63 decision and move to within a game of clinching the National Senior basketball championship.
Julian Macoy, Yutivo's top hatchetman, was force to leave the game with an ugly wound on his lower lip with still 17 minutes and five seconds left. Macoy collided with Yco's Danny Florencio in an undergoal scuffle which resulted in injuries to both of them. Macoy's chin hit Florencio's head and his teeth cut through his lower lip, opening a 1.51 centimeter cut. Florencio suffered a two centimeter cut which bleed badly, forcing the young Asian Gamer out of the contest too.
The Opels succeeded in holding the Painters at bay with a slowbreak - the same gimmick that produced Yutivo's 74-64 triumph over Ysmael Steel until the absence of Macoy and Ernesto Morales, who left the game on five personals, told on them. The car assemblers were still within striking distance at 59-54 with seven minutes to play when Robert Jaworski, Freddie Webb and Edgardo Ocampo clustered 10 points for an 11-point Yco spread.
Ysmael Steel, out of the finals for the first time in seven years, made the most of what is leftand nosed out Puyat Steel, 75-74, to finish third in the final standings. Yco eliminated the Admirals, 67-65, the other night on a drive by Eddie Roque in the last nine seconds.
Yco and Yutivo will meet again tomorrow and a victory for the Painters will mean Yco's return to the throne they last held in 1960. If Yutivo wins tomorrow, a third and final match will be played over the weekend with the title going to the winner.


Notes: Yco regained the national senior basketball crown by beating Yutivo, 96-78.