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06-21-2009, 03:02 PM
Manila Standard, Monday, March 2, 1987
Day of the Stags in nat'l caging

BAGUIO - San Sebastian's Paul Alvarez provided the grace and Francis Navarro supplied the muscle as the Stags thrashed host University of Baguio, 88-76, Sunday and captured their first ever national students basketball title at the UB gym here.

The Stags, matching the Cardinal's speed and intensity, pressed their overwhelming advantage inside the shaded lane, with Alvarez, Navarro and Arthur de la Cruz dealing the big blows to post an 81-60 lead, seven minutes remaining.

Cebu Central Colleges brought down five-time champion San Beda, 63-61, to likewise annex its first secondary crown after two finals frustration in 1977 and 1984.

The Stags, playing as if they were inside own backyard, even outhustled the Cardinals who collapsed late in the first half to allow SSC a 54-32 halftime lead.

"Sumabay ang mga bata ko, sa hangin ng mga taga Baguio. Ang UB pa ang kinapos sa first half," said SSC coach Francis Rodriguez, who gave the Stags their fifth title after ruling the 1972 and 1985 NCAA and the 1984-1985 Metro Manila Basketball League.

With their achievement, the Stags stand to get at least P500 bonus each, a provincial tour and a possible Guam trip late this year.

"Nakuha rin sa wakas. Hindi kami nabigo," added Rodriguez.

A defensive switch by the Cardinals from a man zone to a 1-3-1 zone was all the Stags needed to storm to their biggest lead 59-34, early in the second half.

"Nahirapan ako sa man zone nila pero nakabutas kami nang mag 1-3-1 ang UB. Mahina kasi ang depensang ito sa ilalim," said Rodriguez.

And when the Cardinals decide to clog the inside lanes, Stag Edgar Macaraya went to work with three triples that sustained 71-53 bulge midway in the second period.

The scores:

(High School)
Cebu Central 63 - Bacalso 20, Dumdum 16, Barola 11, Flores 8, Licanda 4, Arano 2, Alino 2, Bardaje 0, Gabuya 0, Leyson 0, Mercado 0, Santos 0.
San Beda 61 - Belmonte 20, Manuel 15, Juan 11, Millado 9, Dalipe 4, Manzano 2, Dionisio 0, Maravilla 0, Calalang 0, Vergeire 0, Co 0, Pineda 0.
Halftime: 32-20

San Sebastian 88 - Alvarez 33, F. Navarro 20, Dela Cruz 10, Macaraya 9, Hatton 7, N. Navarro 7, Rivera 2, Teves 0, Bade 0, Trumpeta 0, De Guzman 0, Quilban 0.
Univ. of Baguio 76 - Tan 16, Loyao 15, Madarang 15, Florendo 12, Colonio 6, Marvan 4, Araquiel 4, Duarte 4, Gamurong 0, Puzon 0, Ramos 0, Lopez 0, Beiza o.
Halftime: 54-32

06-21-2009, 04:17 PM
this a strong line up for the stags but sad to say they never get the biggest prize for that year all because of the unforgettable dong libed shot. :'(

06-21-2009, 10:37 PM
Manila Standard, Monday, March 7, 1988
L'Salle new nat'l champ

ILOILO - Six foot three George Peralta scored 12 of his 13 points in the last 11 minutes as he and Eduard Viaplana led La Salle to a 91-81 demolition of crowd favorite Santo Tomas Sunday night in their showdown for the 1988 Magnolia national students basketball championship at the San Agustin gym here.

Peralta, a PATS graduate now taking his masters in La Salle accounted for 13 rebounds as he mocked the Goldies control of the boards in this rousing payoff to a busy season that saw the Archers compete in nearly every tournament they could take part in.

La Salle also won the PICUAA, was fourth in the UAAP, second to Ateneo in the Metro Manila Basketball League and headed for this tournament as the Metro Manila champion.

For the triumphant coach Derek Pumaren who learned at the feet of the legendary Ron Jacobs and worked in the shadows as assistant for San Miguel Corp. in the Philippine Basketball Association, it was only his second championship after Lagerlite's in the Philippine Amateur Basketball League.

Last years's champion San Sebastian wrapped up third place over University of the East, 117-97 in the first half of the all Manila finals.

The Archers who videotaped the games of their strong rivals both in Iloilo and Bacolod broke out of a 27 all deadlock on two shaded lane incursions by Dindo Pumaren.

Pumaren's conversions had the Archers taking off to a 48-39 advantage in the last 2:43 of the first half.

Then things started going sour for the Goldies even as coach Orly Bauzon the former national guard started fielding his triple towers of Vigildo Babilonia, Bobby Jose and Julian Rabbi Tomacruz.

The Goldies tried to force a comeback with a flurry of outside shots but to no avail before the crowd of 5,000.

Michael Huang getting the rebounds on the misses of Tabora and Jose blasted away with a pair of perimeter jumpers while Viaplana banged three triples within an eight minute stretch that allowed the Archers to pad their lead 70-59.

Peralta joined the action with 12 minutes to go signalling the collapse of the Goldies' triple towers as Tomacruz collected his fourth personal foul while blocking a drive by Peralta.

"Game plan ko na to go to Jose sa outside before anybody could hit," said Bauzon. "Pero para kaming ayaw paglaruin ng mga referees. Maganda ang tawag sa fist half ngunit sumama sa second half".

07-22-2009, 01:11 PM
Manila Standard, Monday, February 27, 1989
SSC regains nat'l title
Out battles Ateneo, 93-91, in thrilling finale
By Manny Angeles
(Via PLDT)

NCAA Champion San Sebastian captured its second national collegiate basketball title in three years yesterday by upending UAAP titlist Ateneo, 93-91 in a down-the-wire contest decided only in the dying seconds at the UL Arena.

It took an unlikely Mutt and Jeff pair of 6-foot-3 Stevenson Solomon and 5-foot-8 Eugene Quilban to deliver the goods in the last three minutes for the Stags, who came back from as much as a nine point deficit in the first half to complete a seven game sweep of this series they last won in 1987.

The well built Solomon sneaked in an under goal stab off national youth stalwart Daniel Francisco with 1:29 to go while the pint-sized Quilban came up with twisting lay-up to give the lead back tot he Stags, 92-91, after Gilbert Reyes had put Ateneo in front for the last time with a triple, 90-91, 1:14 to go.

Solomon preserved the lead with a block off Eric Reyes in the return play before Quilban completed his heroics with a crucial recovery of team mate Allan Garrido's miss, allowing San Sebastian to waive one foul award after another in the last 28 seconds.

A split by the hulking Solomon on Gilbert Reyes' fifth foul with five seconds left sealed San Sebastian's 23rd win in a row since completing a 10-game sweep of the NCAA tournament last year and winning five straight games in the run up to this meet.

Deposed defending champion La Salle showed no signs of its nightmarish, riot-marred semi final debacle at the hands of arch rival Ateneo in clobbering Southwestern, 89-74, to salvage third place.

"Maganda ang linaro ng mga bata. Hindi sila nagpanic kahit noong tumabla ang Ateneo," said winning coach Francis Rodriguez who annexed his sixth title since he started coaching in 1984.

The 35-year old former Stag had earlier won for his alma mater the 1985 and 1988 NCAA seniors crown, the 1986 NCAA junior championship as well as the 1987 national collegiate.

It was a roller coaster contest from the start with Ateneo taking nine point lead, 34-25, early on, but San Sebastian managed to tie the contest at the half, 48-all on the heroics of Melchor Teves, Solomon and Garrido.

02-20-2010, 03:42 PM
La Salle eyes another crown
By: Tito Santos Talao
February 1990

So it will be Angeles City after all.
After some last-minute ball movement regarding the site of the National Students basketball championships, the place finally has been nailed - Holy Angel University from February 12-18. Now everybody concerned, especially the 11 school teams participating, can get down to serious business.
There's not much to tell this early, save perhaps the names of the competing teams. So here goes: Representing Regions I, II, III (North-Central Luzon) are University of Baguio and the host school, Holy Angel. Regions IV and V (Southern Tagalog/Bicol) will send the winner of the final game between University of St.Anthony (Iriga) and Manuel S. Enverga University (Lucena), while Region VI (West Visayas) will have Colegio de San Agustin (Bacolod).
Regions VII and VIII (Central Visayas) will be represented by University of Visayas while Regions IX and X (Northern Mindanao) will be bannered by Xavier University. Regions XI and XII (Southern Mindanao) will be represented by University of Mindanao.
Far Eastern University, Technological Institute of the Philippines and University of the East, 1-2-3 in the National Capital Region eliminations, will be Metro Manila's bets. De La Salle University, which skipped the NCR phase, will join the three mentioned schools as an invited team of Holy Angel.
Defending Champion San Sebastian College, which defeated Ateneo in the national finals in Pasig last year, got upset by the TIP Rangers during the NCR phase and was eliminated eventually by the FEU Tamaraws.
The 11 teams will be divided into two groups to play a single round elimination. The top two qualifiers from each group will advance to the crossover semifinals. The winners then clash for the National Title.
Unofficial draw has the following teams composing Group A - FEU, UE, University of Mindanao, San Agustin and the Region IV qualifier. Group B will be made up of: UV, TIP, UB, Xavier, Holy Angel and La Salle.

03-10-2010, 10:51 AM
Tams enjoy the party
By Tito Santos Talao
February 1990

(First of Two Parts)
Thanks goodness, the National Students basketball party is over, and oh, what a party it wasnt.
First the guest, who came from all over the country, were made to perform on a dance floor that looked brittle and was slippery. Some of them would have been better off wearing skates than kaypees. The goal posts, which are supposed to be padded, were bare and players driving for the basket had a grand time avoiding crashing into the rusty steel structures.
The joint had no game clock so a man kept announcing the remaining time on a public address system. A referee's whistle was used, in place of buzzer, to start the games, end them and call timeouts in between, while a classroom chalkboard was hauled up to the bleacher section to serve as scoreboard.
Organizers, probably concerned that people wouldnt pay hard cash to watch the games, opened the gates to the public. Nothing wrong there really. Until they (organizers) reportedly start complaining that their shoestring budget couldnt accommodate five sportswriters, four Manila referees brought in to officiate the big games - this was a national tournament, after all, not a barangay league - and a top official of the Basketball Association of the Philippines who, it was said, was asked to stay in some high school classroom for the duration of the competition. Flatly, he refused.
This is not to say though that the whole affair was a flop, although there are people who swear one is just beginning to describe the event by using that word. The truth is the National Students basketball championship, which started at the Holy Angel University gym and ended at the much improved Nepo Coliseum both in Angeles City, had a lot of shining moments, too. And most if not all had been duly recorded and reported by the media men who stayed put on the advise of a beatles fan who "doesnt want to spoil the party" and provided big support.
The name of the game through most of the tournament was: "Break the zone," and that was what University of the East did to bring down regional archrival University of Visayas on the second day of action. Without a legitimate center and dependable one-on-one defensive players, the UV Lancers opted to guard territories instead of men and nearly pulled the rug of the UE Warriors. But as UE coach Roelh Nadurata said: "Hindi naman puwedeng puro sona ka lang. Kailangan may variation ka lalo na kung basag na ang depensa mo."
The final score, 92-87, was not as startling as the sight of the personalities who rose from the UE bench after the buzzer. Beside Nadurata's, the head of PBA Pop Cola assistant coach Tembong Melencio appeared. Next was that of Bobby Valdez, father of Philips Sardines recruit Joey Valdez. Also on hand were Burger City mentor Nemie Villegas and Wilduck manager Danny Espiritu. Even PABL star Vergel Meneses was present.
As it turned out, Melencio was there to scout some prospects for the Sizzlers, Valdez and Espiritu are close friends of Nadurata's; while Villegas, Meneses and the rest of the Burger Masters had just arrived from an exhibition game in a nearby town. The gathering was strictly coincidental. Nonetheless, the sight of these basketball dignitaries on one bench so astounded Manila Times reporter Noli Cortez that he was moved to say, "No wonder, the Cebuanos never had a chance. It was the Visayas versus the Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines (BCAP) out there."

03-10-2010, 02:24 PM
(2nd Part)

Then came the Valentine's day upset of University of Baguio of the UV Lancers, down by 25 points at halftime, the Cardinals sprang alive on the three point shooting of Domingo Derecto, Porfirio Marzan and Marlon Balagot to hand the Cebuanos their second straight loss, 94-93, thereby loosening the sticky situation in Group A where FEU, UE, UV and UB are bracketed.
The FEU Tamaraws, the Warriors and Group B leaders De La Salle and Colegio de San Agustin Bacolod would all notch victory No.4 going to that fateful February 16 afternoon when hell broke loose at the Holy Angel gym. Perhaps a quick recollection of the situation that led to that chaotic Friday is in order.
Considering that this is the national finals, four Manila referees, two of them veteran internationalists, were sent to tackle the tough assignments. Since their arrival on February 12, however, all they received was shabby treatment from the organizers, who reportedly didn't want their (referees) presence in the competition. On the instructions of acting BAP secretary-general Caloy Manzanillo, the four officials hanged on, sleeping in a room close to where some teams stay and calling games twice a day at times. However, when nothing was to be done to improved their plight, the referees packed their bags on Wednesday evening, left notice of their departure to the organizers and rabbited back to Manila. They didn't return and the organizers, who made no efforts to summon the refs back, inserted local officials to take vacated positions.
Then came the FEU-UE encounter. With both teams determined to win to avoid meeting La Salle in the crossover semifinals, the game started on a fiery note and was till going on with three minutes left in the first half when one of the local referees called a borderline fourth foul on Tamaraw center Victor Pablo. The 6-4 national player disagreed with a call and threw the official a sarcastic remark about his ineptness. Quickly, and maybe rightly, the stung referee hit Pablo with a technical, which meant his disqualification.
Angered by what he deemed was an injustice being done to his team, FEU coach Turo Valenzona rose from the bench and led a Tamaraw walkout even as the crowd, which was steadying itself for a nerve-wracking battle, watched stunned. Disgusted over the way the tournament was being managed. Tamaraws team manager Anton Montinola hinted FEU may opt to skip the remainder of the national finals unless Manila referees are brought back to officiate the games.
Apparently, the three other school involved in the crossover semifinals rallied behind the Tamaraws forcing organizers to relent and sent for Manila-based referees. The rest is history. Led by the brilliant point guard Johnny Abarrientos, the Tamaraws dumped their UAAP tormentors, 71-58, before dancing the night away in delirious celebration. The following day, despite showing signs of their dawn-to-dusk partying, the Tamaraws riddled UE's 2-3 floating zone with three point shots from Rolando Cruz and Teofano Tiu, and with a closing second defensive play, wrapped up the 1990 National Students basketball crown, their first in 12 years, with an 87-83 victory over the Warriors.

03-22-2010, 05:45 PM
Manila Standard, Monday, February 19, 1990
Tams take cage title
By Aldrin Cardona

ANGELES - Far Eastern U, following up its ego-boosting triumph over UAAP finals tormentor La Salle the night before, turned back a stubborn University of the East, 87-83, Sunday to clinch its first National Collegiate Basketball Championship crown since 1978 at the Nepo Coliseum here.

The Archers, notwithstanding national coach Derek Pumaren's benching of Joey Santamaria, Teddy Monasterio and Rafael Dinglasan for poor play in La Salle's semi-final encounter with the Tamaraws Saturday, took third place on a 122-112 trashing of Bacolod bet, Colegio de San Agustin.

Trailing throughout the whole game, the Warriors came threateningly close, 83-85, following two free shots by Bong Ravena going into the final minute.

National Youth team shoo-in Johnny Abbarientos, however, drove for a twinner for an 87-83 FEU edge with only 24 seconds left. It proved to be the final basket of the game as UE flubbed its final offensive.

The Tamaraws broke away from 45-all deadlock at halftime as Teofano Tiu, who sizzled with a game high 25 point output, gave FEU a 51-45 lead.

New recruit Danny Escobar and the burly Rino Magsalin shoved the Warriors to the game's second and final deadlock at 70-all before Tiu, Abbarientos, Rolando Cruz and Victor Pablo gave FEU an 85-81 edge going into the final 1 minute and 40 seconds of the game.

"Our walkout last Friday was a sweet sacrifice. At least, the organizers bowed to our demands and sent us professional referees", FEU coach Turo Valenzona, noted. He had stormed out of the coliseum fuming mad over the officiating in their elimination game against UE Friday, forfeiting the match in the process. The Tamaraws, in view of their 4-1 won-lost, handily made it to the semis nevertheless.

09-18-2013, 08:50 PM
Hi. Do you have articles or links of National Students Basketball Championship lists 1940-1950? Pls im really desperate now cos i cant find links. Thank you!

11-13-2013, 02:16 PM
2 MM fives in showdown
February 1983

Metro Manila regional champion Letran went for higher percentage plays in the stretch to turn back University of Baguio, 72-64, friday and arrange a titular showdown with NCAA arch rival San Beda for the National Secondary basketball championships today at the Imelda R. Marcos Complex in Santiago, Isabela.
The two Manila teams dispute the title at 9 p.m. The Squires protect a sizeable 58-41 spread and then weathered a rough show by the Robins in the last two minutes to tie the Cubs with five straight wins.
The outcome of the game was actually immaterial as the Robins forfeited all their games after San Beda coach Edmundo Badolato submitted records proving that Baguio had fielded players who used fictitious names. Badolato had earlier request the organizers for a keener study of Baguio players' eligibility and identity, submitted within the time limit required a photo copy of Jesse Cardenas' birth certificate and a certification of the school where he used to play. Cardenas assumed the name Reynaldo Laureano while Jitulo Arriola also used a fictitious name, prompting organizers to forfeit all UB's matches.

First game: Zamboanga 87 La Sallite 64
Second game: Northeastern College 103 Misamis University 100
Third game: Letran 72 University of Baguio 64

Cubs bag crown
February 8, 1983

San Beda claimed its second victory over Letran in as many days, 86-75, Sunday night to win the National secondary basketball championships before an overflow crowd at the Imelda R. Marcos complex in Santiago, Isabela.
The NCAA champion Cubs completed a seven-game sweep of the championship, their third in five years under coach Edmundo Badolato. Hometown bet Northeastern College outgunned Misamis University, 90-82, behind the heroics of Marcos Vinluan and finished third in the seven-team series.
Zamboanga A and E Colleges, with one win and five setbacks, wound up fifth while La Sallite, the second local squad was sixth and last. A seventh team, University of Baguio, forfeited all its matches for using players with fictitious names.
Ferdinand Pumaren played a solid game for the Red Cubs by scoring 25 points, sparking San Beda's recovery from a tentative start on the way to a 59-49 lead midway in the final half. Ronald Magsanoc and Eric Altamirano had 22 and 21 points apiece to share the scoring chores with Pumaren.
Fernando Libed led the Squires with 30 points and win the Most Valuable Player Award.

11-14-2013, 07:35 PM
HAC five stuns Letran
March 1980

Holy Angel College rocked the start of the National Students basketball championships last night by whipping NCAA champion Letran, 107-93, at the Jurado Hall in Fort Del Pilar, Baguio City.
Letran, however, put the game under protest because HAC used four American players. Letran coach Nemie Villegas said local basketball rules call for the use of no less than 60 percent Filipinos in the tournament. He said HAC violated this by fielding three Americans at the same time.
In other games, University of the Visayas Green Lancers routed Philippine School of Business Administration, 117-86, and University of Baguio defeated PMA, 94-92.
The tournament was opened by president Lito Puyat of the BAP and of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). Puyat said the tournament should included hostilities in the High School division but "I had to cancel it."

12-29-2015, 04:55 PM
National Students Championship
PSBA, Letran to represent Manila
By Pyke Jocson
December 1979

PSBA and Trinity College topped the collegiate and secondary levels of the National Students Championship eliminations for Metro Manila aspirants and will lead two other teams in representing MM in the National Intercollegiate and Intersecondary competitions scheduled in Cagayan de Oro City early 1980.
The two other teams who are joining the PSBA Jaguars of coach Nic Jorge and the Trinity Colts of Chee Poblete are the Letran Knights and Letran Squires, varsity and junior cage championship of the 1979 NCAA.
The varsity teams of PSBA and Letran toppled University of Manila and Adamson University in the first phase of the eliminations to spearhead Group 1 in the second stage or the round of four.
PSBA beat Adamson, 114-93, but yielded to coach Nemie Villegas' charges, 105-86. Letran plastered the Falcons, 134-125. UM lost by default in the early going of the two-phased elims.
Far Eastern University, the defending Intercollegiate champion and newly crowned UAAP champ, and erstwhile rival UE, grounded Gregorio Araneta University Foundation, Philippine Maritime Institute and De La Salle University. It ruled Group II.
Before the round of four could get started, however, FEU backed out, because most of its players will see action in the MICAA on January at the time the Intercollegiate will be going on. FEU's withdrawal left MUCAA champion PSBA, Letran and 1978 UAAP champion UE battling for two berths for the Cagayan de Oro championship.
Letran and PSBA nosed out UE, 85-82 and 100-89, and PSBA upset Letran in the showdown of the collegiate contest for the MM elims, 125-116.
Eight teams saw action in the high school competition: Letran, NCBA, Trinity and UE comprises Group I, while San Beda, University of Manila, De La Salle University and Faith Academy composed the other group. Letran and Trinity, San Beda and UM advances to the next round. Trinity and Letran finished with identical 2-1 cards, but Trinity emerged first placer after applying the quotient system.

01-13-2017, 12:28 PM
Bicol hosts National Students Cagefest

Starting this week, ten collegiate teams and eight high school squads will try to outplay each other in the 1993 National Inter-Collegiate and Inter-Secondary basketball championships in Naga City and Daet, Camarines Norte.
The collegiate squads square off from January 30 to February 4 at the UNC Sports Palace in Naga City. The high school entries will slug it out at the Daet Agro Sports Center, February 3 to 7.
Both events were earlier scheduled to play in Naga but the high school games were moved to Daet when organizers informed the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) that Naga couldn't accommodate two simul tourneys.
The collegiate teams include San Beda, Manuel L. Quezon University, University of Manila, University of Northern Philippines, Assumption College of Pampanga, Perpetual Help College, Cebu Doctors University, Divine Word University, Liceo de Cagayan and Holy Cross College.
The inter-secondary entries are San Beda, University of Manila, Angeles University Foundation, St.Francis College, University of Visayas, St.Peter's College, Cagayan de Oro Colleges and Rizal Memorial Colleges.
Conspicious in the roster of entries of both inter-collegiate and inter-secondary meets is the absence of teams from the UAAP. The teams of Adamson, FEU, La Salle and UST were restrained from joining the Metro Manila eliminations because the BAP had withdrawn sanction from the UAAP last year.
The UAAP, for its part, remained defiant in its stand toward's the BAP's decision to declare La Salle champion of the 1991 UAAP basketball tournament. What's more, the UAAP did not agree with the BAP's ruling regarding the imposition of sanction fees per player and coach instead of per team.
Aside from the missing UAAP entries, the Metro Manila elims only drew one NCAA entry in San Beda which easily topped the collegiate competitions via a sweep. The Metro Manila inter-secondary was called off because only two schools registered for the event. San Beda and UM automatically made it to the Daet tournament proper.

05-20-2017, 07:42 AM
UV wins National Collegiate Championship - But is under protest
March 1984

As early as the start of the second half of the championship game last March 7 in Naga City for the National Students Basketball championship title between the University of the Visayas and defending champion Arellano University, the game was placed under protest by Florentino Cayco III who took over from brother Peter Cayco as acting team manager.
The official protest was filed with the BAP immediately after the game after being duly noted by BAP Regional Director for Region 5, Victor P. Bachara, Jr.
The basis for the protest was the well-known fact that at least four of the University of the Visayas Lancers were not eligible to play for the school team having broken Rule No.5 of the BAP eligibility rules for the Intercollegiate division of the 1983-84 National Students Basketball Championship.
The four UV players, Anthony Mendoza, Alfonso Solis, Christopher Amomonpon and Stevenson Dajalos, played last October with the Cine Suerte team in the PABL 1st Founders' Cup tournament in Manila. Mendoza and Solis also played earlier in the year with Farinas Transit team in the first PABL tournament coached by no less than the RP youth mentor, Larry Albano.
The filing of the protest by Arellano University is valid and should be acted upon by the BAP not so much as to reverse the result of the final game but to prevail upon unscrupulous schools not to practice or tolerate players to play in Manila or other regions while being enrolled in their schools. Rule No.5 not only protects the schools from this irregular practice but it also protects players from getting their education and acquiring their degrees in the hardcourt and not in the classroom where they should be.