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gabriel
07-04-2009, 06:10 PM
link:
http://www.inboundpass.com/2009/07/04/uaap-season-72-team-lineups/

THIS LIST contains the submitted lineups of the eight competing schools in this year’s UAAP tournament, which commences on July 11, 2009, at the Araneta Coliseum.

UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST RED WARRIORS

04 - BANDAYING, Toto - PG/SG
05 - ZAMAR, Paul - PG/SG
07 - TAGARDA, Lucas - SG
08 - SUMIDO, JR - SG
09 - ESPIRITU, Elmer - PF
10 - LINGGANAY, Rudy - PG
11 - NOBLE, JM - PF
12 - DURAN, Erwin - PF/SF
13 - AYALA, Garrick - SF
14 - REYES, Raphy - PG/SG
15 - LLAGAS, Pari - C
16 - ALABANZA, John Ray - PF/C
17 - FLORES, Jai - PF/SF
18 - ACIBAR, Ken - C
20 - LEE, Paul - SG
21 - ACUNA, Val - SF

Head coach: CHONGSON, Lawrence

oca
07-04-2009, 09:45 PM
I find it surprising to see Garrick Ayala's name in the line up. A former Red Cub, the kid has the height and the heft to mix it up at this level, but not the skills. Not yet. He wasn't even a dominant player at the NCAA Jrs last season and I doubt if the intervening period was enough to hone up his skills.

Kung mababangko lang siya, mabuti pa magpahinog na lang siya sa Team B, in the same manner Paul Lee improved himself and was an instant part of the core when he was elevated in the line up in his second year in college.

All the while I was hoping for Ryan Monteclaro, a PG and a Red Cub too, to be included in the line up after the injury to Martinez.

Ewan ko anong kamote ang nakain ng coaching staff at inaakala nilang they have enough point guards to make things happen for them.

mighty_lion
07-05-2009, 09:30 AM
Ayala is more of a C/PF than SF. Goodluck to him.

gabriel
07-05-2009, 10:56 PM
I find it surprising to see Garrick Ayala's name in the line up. A former Red Cub, the kid has the height and the heft to mix it up at this level, but not the skills. Not yet. He wasn't even a dominant player at the NCAA Jrs last season and I doubt if the intervening period was enough to hone up his skills.


yep, that's also what i heard (info).

gabriel
07-05-2009, 10:56 PM
looking at he line up, it looks like they (coaching staff) are planning to use the shooting guards (Lee, Zamar, Bandaying, Tangarda) to play point (dual roles). actually, we only have 2 legit PG's in Lingganay, and Reyes. they really need the support of the others.

chez_moi
07-08-2009, 09:33 AM
Bakit yung mga games ni Ayala last season and off season sa San Beda Red Cubs, palagi sya isa sa mga top scorer, pati rebound bumabanat din ang batang ito. Hilaw pa rin ba o medyo hinog na sa UAAP?

red_engr1987
07-08-2009, 11:31 AM
Lets see the new members of UE RED WARRIORS on saturday game against DLSU if they can play good basketball. I wish all of them Goodluck and bring us back to the glory days of UE Basketball Supremacy in the UAAP

izon
07-11-2009, 07:24 PM
Congratulations to the Red Warriors on its 19 point victory over the Green Archers in the opening games of this year's UAAP Season 72.

gabriel
07-11-2009, 09:23 PM
link:
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/167179/UE-gives-old-coach-rude-UAAP-welcome

UE gives old coach rude UAAP welcome
07/11/2009 | 08:24 PM

MANILA, Philippines – University of the East Coach Lawrence Chongson described their 65-46 blowout victory over De La Salle University on Saturday as “inspiring and motivating."

But Chongson does not want to dwell on the win at the Big Dome that saw the Warriors limiting the Green Archers to its lowest output since La Salle’s 70-52 loss to Far Eastern University on Aug. 14, 2004.

“A win does not make a tournament," said Chongson, who won his maiden game in the UAAP at the expense former UE mentor Dindo Pumaren, who now serves as an assistant to his brother and La Salle head coach Franz.

Chongson, however, revealed that he consciously tried to isolate the team from anything regarding the death of former University of the East’s long-time representative to the UAAP board Rolando “Brenn" Perez, who passed away Friday night after suffering from a heart attack.

“I apologize," said Chongson. “There was so much at stake. It was our first game and against DLSU at that."

Chongson’s decision to isolate his players regarding Perez’ death served the squad well as the Warriors were ahead all throughout the match and even turned a 43-35 lead at the start of the fourth period to a 63-41 advantage in the last three minutes.

“I really don’t know what happened to La Salle. We merely played our game and I’m even surprised about the outcome,’ said Chongson regarding one of the much favored teams in the tournament.

“But they brought out the best in us," Chongson added.

“It (the win) is inspiring and motivating but we will not dwell on it because we have more battles to win," Chongson added. – Perry Legaspi, GMANews.TV

Scores:
UE 65 – Llagas 15, Lee 11, Zamar 9, Espiritu 9, LIngganay 6, Reyes 5, Acuna 4, Ayala 2, Alabanza 2, Acibar 2, Tagarda 0.

DLSU 46– Mangahas 9, Marata 7, Barua 7, Webb 5, Malabes 5, Villanueva 4, Ferdinand 3, Tolentino 2, Co 2, Bringas 2, Bagatsing 0, Atkins 0, Andrada 0.

Quarter scores: 9-10; 3024; 43-35; 65-46.

christian
07-11-2009, 10:28 PM
Ganda ng fastbreak ni Raffy Reyes, ala Jordan-esque... may dila pa!

nash_bedista
07-11-2009, 11:53 PM
Staglets kontra Staglest.. may pahiwatig ba?

panu pa kaya pag Ateneo kalaban?

izon
07-12-2009, 06:40 AM
link:
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/167179/UE-gives-old-coach-rude-UAAP-welcome

UE gives old coach rude UAAP welcome
07/11/2009 | 08:24 PM

MANILA, Philippines – University of the East Coach Lawrence Chongson described their 65-46 blowout victory over De La Salle University on Saturday as “inspiring and motivating."

But Chongson does not want to dwell on the win at the Big Dome that saw the Warriors limiting the Green Archers to its lowest output since La Salle’s 70-52 loss to Far Eastern University on Aug. 14, 2004.

“A win does not make a tournament," said Chongson, who won his maiden game in the UAAP at the expense former UE mentor Dindo Pumaren, who now serves as an assistant to his brother and La Salle head coach Franz.

Chongson, however, revealed that he consciously tried to isolate the team from anything regarding the death of former University of the East’s long-time representative to the UAAP board Rolando “Brenn" Perez, who passed away Friday night after suffering from a heart attack.

“I apologize," said Chongson. “There was so much at stake. It was our first game and against DLSU at that."

Chongson’s decision to isolate his players regarding Perez’ death served the squad well as the Warriors were ahead all throughout the match and even turned a 43-35 lead at the start of the fourth period to a 63-41 advantage in the last three minutes.

“I really don’t know what happened to La Salle. We merely played our game and I’m even surprised about the outcome,’ said Chongson regarding one of the much favored teams in the tournament.

“But they brought out the best in us," Chongson added.

“It (the win) is inspiring and motivating but we will not dwell on it because we have more battles to win," Chongson added. – Perry Legaspi, GMANews.TV

Scores:
UE 65 – Llagas 15, Lee 11, Zamar 9, Espiritu 9, LIngganay 6, Reyes 5, Acuna 4, Ayala 2, Alabanza 2, Acibar 2, Tagarda 0.

DLSU 46– Mangahas 9, Marata 7, Barua 7, Webb 5, Malabes 5, Villanueva 4, Ferdinand 3, Tolentino 2, Co 2, Bringas 2, Bagatsing 0, Atkins 0, Andrada 0.

Quarter scores: 9-10; 3024; 43-35; 65-46.


Feel there was no fire in La Salle's game. Feel they were just going through the motion. UE deserves to win. They were more motivated to win. They were a better team. No excuses this time. Congratulations to UE.

The_Big_Cat
07-12-2009, 10:22 AM
UE won over DLSU also by a blowout in the pre-season.
I think that is already an indication of how well-prepared the Warriors are.

coreytaylor
07-12-2009, 07:51 PM
so espiritu is a SG now? (as what i have seen in yesterday's game)

Wang-Bu
07-12-2009, 10:40 PM
Ang defending champion Ateneo naman ang ating makakaharap sa darating na Huebes, hari nawa'y magkita-kita pa rin tayong lahat sa laban.

Natuwa naman ako na nakita ko sa ating panig sina Sir Armada na sa registrar natin at si Sir Roger Espiritu na naging kaklase ko nung college sa CAS.

bchoter
07-12-2009, 11:01 PM
^ Pare congrats, although hindi kataka-taka yung panalo niyo.

jayloui
07-13-2009, 11:28 AM
I find it surprising to see Garrick Ayala's name in the line up. A former Red Cub, the kid has the height and the heft to mix it up at this level, but not the skills. Not yet. He wasn't even a dominant player at the NCAA Jrs last season and I doubt if the intervening period was enough to hone up his skills.

Kung mababangko lang siya, mabuti pa magpahinog na lang siya sa Team B, in the same manner Paul Lee improved himself and was an instant part of the core when he was elevated in the line up in his second year in college.

All the while I was hoping for Ryan Monteclaro, a PG and a Red Cub too, to be included in the line up after the injury to Martinez.

Ewan ko anong kamote ang nakain ng coaching staff at inaakala nilang they have enough point guards to make things happen for them.


IMO, Ayala did ok in his debut as a warrior. nagkasunod-sunod nga lang ang fouls, pero at least he wasn't the headless chicken on the court, but the rookies of the green and white squad were... :)

jayloui
07-13-2009, 11:36 AM
The Warriors need to improve their Freethrow shooting.. The gap could've been bigger if they were not going 1 out of 2 most of the time from the stripe. They were dependable on the FT line when they were Dindo. This is something Cocach Chongson should look into..

gabriel
07-15-2009, 12:18 AM
UE - DLSU (Round 1): Narciso Llagas

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gabriel
07-15-2009, 12:18 AM
UE - DLSU (Round 1): Hezy Val Acuña

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gabriel
07-15-2009, 12:19 AM
UE - DLSU (Round 1): Elmer Espiritu

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gabriel
07-15-2009, 12:19 AM
UE - DLSU (Round 1): Raffy Reyes

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gabriel
07-15-2009, 12:20 AM
UE - DLSU (Round 1): Garrick Ayala

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nakoi
07-15-2009, 12:56 AM
ganda pala ng jersey nila ngayon

gabriel
07-16-2009, 09:14 PM
link:
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/167541/Slow-starting-Ateneo-rallies-to-beat-UE-72-57

Slow-starting Ateneo rallies to beat UE, 72-57
07/16/2009 | 08:12 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo showed championship poise Thursday overcoming a slow start to post a 72-57 win over University of the East in the 72nd UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum.
The team at the start can’t figure out how to defend against a team that shoots from anywhere. Or sometimes at your face
– Norman Black, Ateneo coach

“We started slow," said Ateneo coach Norman Black, who is aiming to steer the Blue Eagles to their second straight title.

Rabeh Al-Hussaini led Ateneo’s comeback to help the Katipunan-based squad to their second straight win to tie University of Santo Tomas, which earlier coasted to a 104-89 triumph over National University, on top of the standings.

Black said Ateneo was not used to playing against a team that plays open basketball. UE’s running-game surprised Black and his Eagles as the Red Warriors enjoyed a 28-11 lead early in the second quarter.

“The team at the start can’t figure out how to defend against a team that shoots from anywhere. Or sometimes at your face," said Black.

“And because of that, we have a problem in our transition defense. “It was our tendency to gamble a bit."

But once the Blue Eagles got their bearing, Ateneo slowly pulled away.

Still down 45-41 in the third quarter, Al-Hussani scored nine of his 11 third quarter points to lead a 13-0 Ateneo attack as the Blue Eagles built a 54-45 heading into the final period.

Emman Monfort and Raymond Austria nailed consecutive three-pointers at the start of the fourth to push the Eagles’ lead to 14, 62-48.

The Ateneo defense also limited UE’s production to just two points in a four-minute span. The Warriors never recovered from there and scored their last six points from the free throw line.

“Pinupuwersa ko ang mga shots ko, ganoon din ang mga teammates ko sa start ng laban," said Al-Hussaini “But coach told us to take our time."

“Nung nakuha na namin ang galaw ng UE, naging madali na sa amin," added Baclao, who finished with 11 rebounds and three assists.

Val Acuña, who led the Warriors in the first half with 19 points, could only muster two points in the third quarter and was held scoreless in the final period.

UE’s 17 turnovers also failed to help the Warriors’ cause. – Perry Legaspi, GMANews.TV

paolo
07-16-2009, 10:33 PM
link:
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/167541/Slow-starting-Ateneo-rallies-to-beat-UE-72-57

Slow-starting Ateneo rallies to beat UE, 72-57
07/16/2009 | 08:12 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo showed championship poise Thursday overcoming a slow start to post a 72-57 win over University of the East in the 72nd UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum.
The team at the start can’t figure out how to defend against a team that shoots from anywhere. Or sometimes at your face
– Norman Black, Ateneo coach

“We started slow," said Ateneo coach Norman Black, who is aiming to steer the Blue Eagles to their second straight title.

Rabeh Al-Hussaini led Ateneo’s comeback to help the Katipunan-based squad to their second straight win to tie University of Santo Tomas, which earlier coasted to a 104-89 triumph over National University, on top of the standings.

Black said Ateneo was not used to playing against a team that plays open basketball. UE’s running-game surprised Black and his Eagles as the Red Warriors enjoyed a 28-11 lead early in the second quarter.

“The team at the start can’t figure out how to defend against a team that shoots from anywhere. Or sometimes at your face," said Black.

“And because of that, we have a problem in our transition defense. “It was our tendency to gamble a bit."

But once the Blue Eagles got their bearing, Ateneo slowly pulled away.

Still down 45-41 in the third quarter, Al-Hussani scored nine of his 11 third quarter points to lead a 13-0 Ateneo attack as the Blue Eagles built a 54-45 heading into the final period.

Emman Monfort and Raymond Austria nailed consecutive three-pointers at the start of the fourth to push the Eagles’ lead to 14, 62-48.

The Ateneo defense also limited UE’s production to just two points in a four-minute span. The Warriors never recovered from there and scored their last six points from the free throw line.

“Pinupuwersa ko ang mga shots ko, ganoon din ang mga teammates ko sa start ng laban," said Al-Hussaini “But coach told us to take our time."

“Nung nakuha na namin ang galaw ng UE, naging madali na sa amin," added Baclao, who finished with 11 rebounds and three assists.

Val Acuña, who led the Warriors in the first half with 19 points, could only muster two points in the third quarter and was held scoreless in the final period.

UE’s 17 turnovers also failed to help the Warriors’ cause. – Perry Legaspi, GMANews.TV
:( :(The vacuum left by James Martinez was really felt in today's game. When Ateneo started to mount a rally, nobody from the UE guards (Rudy and Raffy) was able to control the tempo of the ballgame. Hope this game would be a learning experience to both Rudy Lingganay and Raffy Reyes. For Paul Lee don't get to excited during games that is the reason why you commit too many turnovers! You have already shown your true potentials in the PBL so relax! ;) GO UE FIGHT FOR VICTORY!

jayloui
07-19-2009, 10:50 AM
I think Paul Lee is too pressured to deliver in the UAAP ever since becoming one of the best players in the semi-pro league.. I can see it in his game, gigil na gigil to make a shot, up to the point na pinipilit na. I appreciate his willingness to take the lead though.. He should let the game come to him..

LION
07-20-2009, 02:58 PM
Paul Lee is becoming just another Bonbon Custodio. Masyadong dino dominate ang bola. He wants to have the ball all the time such that his moves have become predictable and the defense naturally collapses on him. Whatever contribution he makes offensively is negated by his turnovers.

The Warriors have to play as a team.

bchoter
07-20-2009, 08:45 PM
^ Sana wag muna sa sabado :D

gabriel
07-20-2009, 11:58 PM
link:
http://www.uaapsports.com/features/50/w ... ing-track/

UE gets back on track, routs NU
By Alder T. Almo
19 July 2009 04:59 PM

Manila – The University of the East (UE) Red Warriors got back on track with a methodical 73-59 rout of the National University (NU) Bulldogs during Sunday’s action in 72nd University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) at the Philsports Arena.

Pari Llagas poured in nine of his team-high 16 points in a mighty third quarter run by the Red Warriors.

UE controlled the boards, 46-34, to fuel its run-and-gun game. The Red Warriors scored 24 points on fastbreak to run away with their second win in three outings.

Coming off a tough loss to defending champion Ateneo Blue Eagles in their last game, the Warriors started slow this time.

The Bulldogs ran to a 10-2 start and led 14-5 when the Warriors came back to their senses.

Val Acuna and Llagas led a 10-2 run to stage UE’s comeback.

UE star Paul Lee, who shot miserably against the Blue Eagles, scattered six points in the second period as the Warriors grabbed the lead for good, 36-31, at the turn.

“I told the boys to stay focus and forget our loss (to Ateneo). We gave up easy points early in the game and we can’t play like this against the tougher opponents,” UE rookie mentor Lawrence Chongson said.

Lee bounced back from a seven-turnover performance against the Blue Eagles with a superb all-around game this time. The third year shooting guard chipped in 14 points that went with six boards and seven assists against only two turnovers.

Three more Warriors scored in double figures. Acuna and Rudy Lingganay had 12 apiece while Elmer Espiritu got away with 11 points.

Melvin Baloran led the Bulldogs, who absorbed their second straight loss, with 19 points,

The scores:

UE 73 – Llagas 16, Lee 14, Lingganay 12, Acuna 12, Espiritu 11, Reyes 4, Zamar 2, Duran 2, Tagarda 0, Acibar 0.

NU 59 – Baloran 19, Ponferrada 11, Hermosisima 11, Malanday 8, Singh 5, Cabaluna 5, Terso 0, Manito 0, Magat 0, Luy 0, Batac 0.

Quarters: 15-18, 36-31, 61-47, 73-59.

gabriel
07-20-2009, 11:59 PM
link:
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/167753/Warr ... f-Bulldogs

Warriors takes bite out of Bulldogs
07/19/2009 | 05:32 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Rudy Lingganay showed that he can be counted on when the game is on the line, leading University of the East Red Warriors to a 73-59 win over NU on Sunday in the UAAP seniors basketball tournament at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.

Lingganay scored six of his 12 points in the last quarter to help the Warriors withstand the rally ignited by the Bulldogs that erased a 61-47 Warriors lead at the start of the fourth quarter to just eight, 63-55.

While Lingganay ensured the Warriors' triumph and their immediate comeback following a disheartening 72-57 defeat to defending champion Ateneo, veteran center Narciso Llagas and playmaker Paul Lee were instrumental in the Warriors’ exceptional performance in the second and third canto.

Llagas scored nine of his team-high 16 points in the third period to anchor the Warriors’ breakaway while Lee scored 13 of his 14 points in the second and third stanzas to hugely contribute to the Warriors’ cause of winning their second assignment in three matches.

"To just bounce back after that disheartening defeat against Ateneo is a big boost to our morale," said Warriors mentor Lawrence Chongson.

"We learned from that defeat to Ateneo, that we were doing a good performance in our defense but we need to hone our offense," Chongson added.

"And that is what we did today," Chongson noted.

The Warriors were actually down by three points after the first canto, but once their offense started to wax hot, the Bulldogs were unable to contain the onslaught by UE's veterans.

Chongson also said that their inability to protect their early lead against the Eagles was a big eye-opener.

"We did a very bad job in protecting our lead in the first half against Ateneo," said Chongson. "But against the Bulldogs, the boys were just superb in protecting our advantage."

And protect their lead the Warriors did.

"I told the boys to just focus," said Chongson after the Bulldogs won the first quarter. "And after we recovered, I told them not to be afraid of losing the lead but to just play and maintain the advantage."

The Bulldogs absorbed their second defeat after a rousing performance in their opening match that saw them demolishing the Maroons. - Perry Legaspi, GMANews.TV

pokpok
07-24-2009, 09:09 AM
gooooooooooo UE beat UST!!

batangueño
07-25-2009, 06:09 PM
gooooooooooo UE beat UST!!


UST def. UE, 92-88.

gabriel
07-26-2009, 12:09 AM
congrats to UST.

gabriel
07-26-2009, 12:12 AM
link:
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/168247/Ababou-leads-dangerous-UST-past-UE-5-92-88

Ababou leads dangerous UST past UE 5, 92-88
07/25/2009 | 09:07 PM

University of Santo Tomas just proved University of the East coach Lawrence Chongson’s observation that the Tigers are one dangerous team.

Chongson and the Red Warriors experienced first hand how the dangerous the Tigers can be on Saturday when UST scored a 92-88 win over UE in the continuation of the 72nd UAAP men's basketball tournament at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

“Hindi ko alam kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng dangerous basta kami ginawa namin ang aming dapat gawin sa laban na ito," Tigers coach Pido Jarencio said after his wards won their third win in four games.

Jarencio added that the victory was the product of the intense scouting made by UST’s coaching staff, which provided the details for their game plan against the much favored Warriors who absorbed their second defeat in four outings.

“Lahat may bahagi sa panalo ito, maging ang ball boy namin na nag-aabot sa akin ng tubig at tuwalya. Ang init kasi sa venue na ito," added Jarencio, whose boys did not only face a tough UE team but likewise have to contend with the very humid atmosphere inside the decades old multi-purpose venue that needed refurbishing especially in its air-condition system.

“Team effort ito. Alam ko gaganda ang laro namin. At ngayon talagang maganda. Nasunod ang game plan namin offensively and defensively," noted Jarencio, whose last victory against UE was during the 2006 Final Four round.

UE, however, did not just go down without a fight even if its top gunner and leader Paul Lee was almost absent in the 31 minutes given to him by Chongson.

Lee, who finished with four turnovers, missed all of his six attempts from the field and finished with just six points, all of which came at the free throw line.

Lawrence gave Lee a moment to catch his breath with one minute and 36 seconds left in the game with UST leading at 81-77.

The Tigers were staring at a 73-67 deficit midway in the final period but Dylan Ababou, Christopher Camus and Jeric Teng took turns in scoring for UST to grab the lead.

Chongson put Lee back in the game with less than a minute to play, but Lee, who was mysteriously unproductive in the match, could only add another turnover to his statistic committing an error while attempting a layup that caused UE the game time down to 19.2 seconds.

In contrast, UST team captain Ababou finished with 28 points including 11 in the fourth quarter.

“Kailangan ko kasing ipakita sa mga kasama ko na ako talaga ang leader."

“Hindi ko dapat hintayin ang mga kasama ko. Dapat magsimula sa akin," said Ababou, who gave UST an 84-79 lead on a three point play from a foul by UE gunner Paul Zamar. – Perry Legaspi, GMANews.TV

Scores
UST 92 – Ababou 28, Mirza 20, Camus 12, Maliksi 11, Teng 11, Bautista 7, Fortuna 2, Afuang 1, Mariano 0, Green 0, Aytona 0.
UE 88 – Llagas 17, Zamar 16, Acuña 12, Lingganay 9, Espiritu 8, Ayala 7, Lee 6, Reyes 6, Duran 4, Bandaying 3, Alabanza 0, Sumido 0.

Quarter scores: 24-24; 47-36; 65-71; 92-88

gabriel
08-02-2009, 07:08 PM
link:
http://www.uaapsports.com/features/96/double-ot-thriller-warriors-extend-falcons-losing-woes/

Double OT thriller: Warriors extend Falcons' losing woes
By Alder T. Almo
02 August 2009 05:29 PM

Manila – The University of the East (UE) Red Warriors pulled off a nerve-wracking 95-91 double overtime win over the Adamson Falcons to get back on the winning track during Sunday’s 72nd University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) at the Araneta Coliseum.

UE’s Paul Lee fed teammate Pari Llagas for the go-ahead basket in the final 10.9 seconds of the second overtime, shattering the 89-all deadlock, the 10th and final of the tooth-and-nail match.

Llagas pegged the final count at the stripes after Adamson botched its game-tying play.

“Adrenalin, heart and breaks of the game carried us in this game. We needed games like this to toughen us. This game showed what kind of stuffs these guys (Red Warriors) are made of,” said UE rookie coach Lawrence Chongson.

Lee’s unselfish play in the endgame redeemed his erratic play at the end of regulation and missed free throws in the first overtime that could have given his team the win right away.

The win improved UE’s record to 3-2 while Adamson tumbled to 1-5. It was the Falcons’ fourth setback with a margin of less than five points.

Lee, the Season 70 Rookie of the Year, rounded up his brilliant game with a team-high 23 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, both career-highs.

Elmer Espiritu also had a career game for UE with 20 points while Llagas collected 19 markers, 11 boards and four blocks.

The troika’s big games offset Adamson rookie Roider Cabrera’s career-high 19 points.

The Scores:

UE 95 – Lee 23, Espiritu 20, Llagas 19, Zamar 10, Lingganay 10, Acuna 8, Reyes 4, Tagarda 1, Ayala 0, Alabanza 0.

AdU 91 – Cabrera 19, Colina 16, Alvarez 15, Nuyles 11, Santos 10, Canuday 7, Galinato 6, Lozada 3, Margallo 2, Canada 2, Lapitan 0, Camson 0.

gabriel
08-04-2009, 04:01 PM
UE - ADU (Round 1): Espiritu and Llagas

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gabriel
08-04-2009, 04:02 PM
UE - ADU (Round 1): Narciso Llagas

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gabriel
08-04-2009, 04:03 PM
UE - ADU (Round 1): Elmer Espiritu

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gabriel
08-04-2009, 04:03 PM
UE - ADU (Round 1): Paul Lee

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gabriel
08-04-2009, 04:04 PM
UE - ADU (Round 1): Rudy Lingganay

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chez_moi
08-06-2009, 08:27 PM
Warriors take fight out of UP Maroons in OT

08/06/2009 | 05:44 PM

The University of the East Red Warriors limited the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons to just four points in overtime to win, 77-69, on Thursday in the 72nd UAAP men's basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum.

"We got lucky, very, very lucky," said UE coach Lawrence Chongson, referring to how Val Acuña scored on a three-point shot with time winding down to force an extension and give his team its first back-to-back win in the season.

"Nag-fumble ako dahil may dalawang defenders sa akin. So I have to give up the ball. Buti na lang bukas si Acuña and he hit that three point shot," said Elmer Espiritu, who dished out the assist to the open Acuña who buried the triple from the left corner.

It was smooth sailing for UE in the extra period even without top gunner Paul Lee, who was whistled for his fifth foul with 9.5 seconds in the regulation, as the Red Warriors clamped down on defense to post their fourth win in six outings and cement their placing in the upper half of the standings.

With their stifling defense, UE limited its Diliman-based opponents to just a single point until the last 45 seconds when Mark Lopez scored on lay-up. The other UP point in overtime came from a split free-throw by Lopez.

While UP missed all but one of its attempts from the field in the extra period, UE immediately zoomed ahead with Espiritu scoring from behind the free-throw line and on a fadeaway shot, giving the Recto-based squad a 69-65 lead.

"Ako na kasi ang pinakabeterano sa team sa overtime kaya kailangan kong gumawa ng paraan para maipanalo ang team," Espiritu said.

UE took the game away from UP with a three-point shot by Rudy Lingganay, who finished with a career-high 16 points, nine rebounds and two assists.

"I know that my veterans like Acuña, (Rudy) Lingganay, Espiritu and others will play like this because they want to make a difference before they graduate this year," said Chongson.

"Sinabi ko sa kanila na ito ang pagkakataon na ipakita nila ang kanilang kahusayan dahil noong huling nag-champion ang UE ay hindi pa Pangulo si Cory," said Chongson, pointing out to his wards that UE last won a championship back in 1985, a year before Cory Aquino's ascension to the presidency through People Power.

With their “lucky" win over UP, Chongson looked forward to their last assignment in the first round against favored and host Far Eastern U.

"Sana ganito rin ang kalabasan ng laro namin against FEU, we will be needing all the luck we can get against a tough team like the Tamaraws," said Chongson.

Co, who missed all of his three three-point attempts in the second period, finished with a career-high 23 markers for UP. He also grabbed 11 rebounds for UP, which absorbed its fifth defeat in the tournament.

Co and Lopez helped UP take the momentum starting in the fourth quarter where the Fighting Maroons even took a 64-60 advantage. – Perry Legaspi, GMANews.TV

The Scores:

UE 77 - Lingganay 16, Espiritu 15, Lee 13, Llagas 10, Acuña 7, Bandaying 5, Reyes 4, Zamar 3, Diuran 2, Alabanza 2, Tagarda 0, Noble 0, Ayala 0.

UP 69 - Co 23, Reyes 14, Padilla 10, Lopez 9, Reyes 4, Gomez 4, Juruena 3, Sison 2, Maniego 0, Hipolito 0, De Asis 0, Braganza 0.

Quarterscores: 18-18; 34-29; 55-51; 65-65; 77-69.

Joescoundrel
08-07-2009, 09:22 AM
UE got lucky when Val Acuna hit that buzzer-beating trey to force the extension. They had no solution for the UP halfcourt trap and the man-zone. They had a 15-point lead early in the third, and a four-point lead going into the fourth. Suddenly they were down 64-60 barely under a minute left in regulation. It got so bad that Paul Lee had to give up all three of UE's last fouls in regulation, consequently fouling out. Acuna, 0-6 throughout the first 39 minutes and 50 seconds of the game, nailed the biggest shot of that contest.

Good thing the Maroons are not known to be a team that closes out well in the last 20-odd years since Benjie Paras was still with the program. In the overtime they collapsed against a UE squad that got its second wind. I said it once and I'll say it again: Elmer Espiritu is the real heart and soul of this team. If Lee is the King Warrior, then his chief man-o-war is Espiritu. Without Lee around Espiritu was the one who carved some separation for the Red Warriors. If Lawrence Chongson were any better as a coach I'd say UE would be at least a Final 4 lock.

thadeus
08-08-2009, 05:44 AM
I said it once and I'll say it again: Elmer Espiritu is the real heart and soul of this team. If Lee is the King Warrior, then his chief man-o-war is Espiritu. Without Lee around Espiritu was the one who carved some separation for the Red Warriors. If Lawrence Chongson were any better as a coach I'd say UE would be at least a Final 4 lock.


I agree on both points. I actually thought losing Lee was a blessing in disguise for UE in that game. It forced them to make the their plays revolve around Espiritu instead.

gabriel
08-09-2009, 03:54 PM
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http://www.gmanews.tv/story/169388/Tams-outlast-Warriors-UE-for-6th-straight-win

Tams outlast Warriors for 6th straight win
08/09/2009 | 02:59 PM

The Far Eastern U Tamaraws survived University of the East's frenetic down the stretch rally to post a 76-72 win on Sunday ending the first round of eliminatons with their sixth win in the 72nd UAAP seniors basketball tournament at the Big Dome.

The FEU-UE tussle served as appetizer in the much-anticipated first round encounter between long-time rivals Ateneo and La Salle.

The Tamaraws were actually enjoying an 11-point bubble, 73-62, midway in the final period until the Red Warriors slowly trim that advantage and threatened to reverse the outcome of the game.

FEU mentor Glen Capacio said that UE got favorable calls from the referees - J. Mariano, R. Mauricio and D. Barbacena - that helped the Red Warriors cut the Tamaraws lead.

"Ewan ko. Ayoko na sanang magsalita. Pero naaawa ako sa mga players ko na magpapagod para makalamang tapos papadikitin ng referees," said Capacio, whose team now is back on top of the standings while UE absorbed its third defeat.

Capacio also added that the very physical match took its toll on his players, forcing him to employ a zone defense instead of defending against UE man to man.

"Sobrang physical ng laro," said Capacio. "Kaya nag-sona kami sa second half dahil bugbog na ang mga players ko."

Scratches on Aldrech Ramos' and Ryan Garcia's arms during an interview showed how intense the match was. But the intensity of the match only inspired Ramos and Garcia to play tough and finished with 14 points apiece.

Ramos also accounted for 12 of FEU's 45 total rebounds, as the Tamaraws dominated the boards while Garcia scored two of the Tamaraws' six three-point shots.

"Sobrang tindi talaga ng laban," said Ramos. "Pero bilang isang player sabi nga ni coach ay mag-adjust na lamang,"

But Ramos' teammate Reil Cervantes probably forgot their mentors' words and was thrown out of the match with 3.9 seconds together with Narciso Llagas of UE.

Cervantes, who was involved in a verbal tussle with Llagas after giving up a foul against the UE center, will be automatically slapped with a one-game suspension together with Llagas.

Now that the first round is behind them, Capacio is looking forward to a more successful second phase of the country's premier collegiate league.

"Hopefully, maituloy namin ang mga panalo namin sa second round," said Capacio, who was even able to post their biggest lead at 51-31 with 6:39 left in the third quarter.

"Umpisa na ito. Mas sisikip ang landas namin dahil everyone will want to defeat us," Capacio expalained.

"Kung pupuwede lamang ay hindi na kami matalo," added Capacio, whose only defeat in the first round was against defending champion Ateneo during the league's opening weekend. - Perry Legaspi, GMANews.tV

bchoter
08-09-2009, 08:18 PM
PWedeng mag request na UE-UST sa next game?

Sam Miguel
08-11-2009, 07:53 PM
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gabriel
08-14-2009, 12:30 AM
link:
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/169728/Ateneo-beats-UE-warms-up-for-Round-2-meeting-with-La-Salle

Ateneo beats UE, warms up for Round 2 meeting with La Salle
08/13/2009 | 07:48 PM

Back-to-back title seeking Ateneo de Manila University outlasted University of the East, 80-75, to extend its winning run to four and regain the solo leadership in the 72nd UAAP men's basketball tournament on Thursday at the Big Dome.

With Rabeh Al-Hussaini leading Ateneo’s offensive thrust, the Blue Eagles were able to post a double figure lead, which the Katipunan-based squad utilized to cushion the impact of the Red Warriors blistering end-game run.

“We had a very sloppy fourth quarter," said Ateneo mentor Norman Black. “It's not a great win but its number seven."

The Eagles, which scored a 72-57 thrashing of UE last July 26, was looking at again dominating the Red Warriors but the Recto-based squad rallied in the fourth and almost completed a come-from-behind win.

Ateneo posted a 50-30 advantage in the third period and was ahead, 58-43, at the start of the final quarter until the Red Warriors, which missed the services of slotman Narciso Llagas after being slapped a one-game suspension after figuring in a near end-game scuffle in their last game, threatened in the final seconds of the fourth.

But with time winding down and Al-Hussaini drilling nine of his career-high 30 points in the payoff period, the Eagles survived the Warriors' furious rally to absorb their fourth defeat tying La Salle, which bowed to Adamson earlier, with similar 4-4 cards.

“Mas maganda talaga ang first half namin (We played much better in the first half)," said Black in Filipino. “But with the season entering the second round, it is about winning."

With that in mind, Black is also gearing for their rematch with archrival La Salle on Sunday and revealed that he is feeling the pressure of meeting with the Archers in a very short interval. “It is difficult for us to play De La Salle on Sunday after meeting them just a Sunday ago."

Black said that La Salle would be more dangerous coming from a defeat. “With their defeat (Thursday), I believe La Salle would be going all out against us to arrest their losing skid."

Al-Hussaini also contributed immensely in the rebounding department grabbing 12 boards to finish with his second double-double.

The Eagles had 25 turnovers against the 14 committed by the Warriors but Ateneo more than made up with those errors by grabbing 56 rebounds compared to UE’s 34.

Ateneo’s 17 assists was also better than UE’s 10. – Perry Legaspi, GMANews.TV

Scores:

Ateneo 80 - Al-Hussaini 30, Salva 12, Reyes 11, Salamat 6, Long 5, Buenafe 5, Baclao 4, Monfort 4, Monfort 3, Sumalindog 2, Asutria 2, Golla 0, Chua 0.

UE 75 - Lee 30, Espiritu 20, Zamar 10, Lingganay 9, Acuna 9, Duran 3, Tagarda 2, Reyes 2, Sumido 0, Bandaying 0, Ayala 0, Alabanza 0, Acibar 0.

Quarter scores: 19-21; 48-30; 58-43; 80-75.

gabriel
08-16-2009, 05:46 PM
link:
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/169966/Warriors-outsteady-Falcons-for-solo-3rd

Warriors outsteady Falcons for solo 3rd
PERRY LEGASPI, GMANews.TV
08/16/2009 | 04:27 PM

University of the East outsteadied Adamson down the stretch to escape with a 60-56 win that put the Warriors at third spot in the UAAP men's basketball tournament Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Veteran wingman Elmer Espiritu finished with 20 markers and a season-high six blocks to lead the Red Warriors in crawling out of a three-way tie for the third to fifth spots with idle University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle U, which was schedueld to meet its arch-rival Ateneo de Manila U later in the afternoon.

"We came out very tight today," said UE mentor Lawrence Chongson after the match. "I think this is because I emphasized that this match is a sort of do or die for us."

"Masyado kasing magkakalapit ang mga teams, if we lost today, Adamson will go up in the standing and we will go down to fifth spot," said Chongson.

With that in mind, Espiritu went to work right at the very start of the match as he contributed 13 markers in the first half then helped the Red Warriors subdue the rallying Adamson U, which last Thursday downed highly-favored De La Salle U, in the fourth period.

Espiritu's alley hoop dunk fed by playmaker Raphy Reyes early in the fourth quarter set the tone for the Red Warriors game in that pivotal period as the Recto-based squad took a 48-45 lead that they guarded until the final buzzer of the match that featured four deadlocks and six lead changes.

Another UE veteran - Paul Lee who finished with four assists - gave the Red Warriors a 56-52 advantage in the last 2:50, scoring three straight points behind the line as Chongson's boys capitalized on Adamson's penalty situation.

Then Val Acuna buried a trey after Espiritu won the jumpball between him and Alex Nuyles, giving UE a 59-53 lead.

With the break going UE's way and the Falcons missing two straight attempts from the field after, Acuna sank a triple with 1:10 remaining and the Red Warriors erected a 59-53 lead.

And after Adamson playmaker Lester Alvarez, who paced the Falcons with a team-high 14 markers, buried a hurried trey with 13.1 seconds that pegged the score at 60-56, Roider Cabrera intercepted Espiritu's inbound but Alvarez and Jerick Canada missed their consecutive treys that could have changed the result of the match.

"Nangyayari talaga 'yon," said Chongson. "But now that we've won, hopefully tuloy-tuloy na."

UE's victory marked that return of Narciso Llagas after a one-game suspension with the slotman helping the Red Warriors with a double-double 10 points and 10 rebounds production.

The same Red Warriors win sent the Falcons at the bottom of the standings with a 2-7 slate.

"We will meet FEU next which is another must-win for us," said Chongson. "We need to win games against the likes of FEU if we want to show people that we belong to same league as Ateneo." - GMANews.TV

The Scores:
UE 60 - Espiritu 20, Llagas 10, Lee 8, Acuna 7, Tagarda 4, Reyes 4, Alabanza 3, Zamar 2, Lingganay 2, Sumido 0, Duran 0, Bandaying 0.

AdU 56 - Alvarez 14, Lozada 11, Canada 8, Nuyles 7, Calinato 4, Colina 4, Canuday 4, Camson 2, Basilio 2, Margallo 0, Cabrera 0.

Quarterscores: 13-20; 27-29; 43-43; 60-56.

gabriel
08-16-2009, 05:47 PM
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http://www.uaapsports.com/features/148/warriors-turn-back-falcons/

Warriors turn back Falcons
By Alder T. Almo
16 August 2009 03:42 PM

Manila – The University of the East (UE) Red Warriors welcomed back Pari Llagas with a much-needed win at the expense of the Adamson University (AdU) Falcons, 60-56, during Sunday’s 72nd University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) at the Araneta Coliseum.

Llagas returned from a one-game suspension with another double-double performance to the tune of 10 points and 10 rebounds spiked by two blocks to help UE get back into the win column.

The Warriors climbed back from a 14-point hole, 13-27, behind Llagas’ third quarter outburst.

Llagas, who missed UE’s 75-80 loss to Ateneo last Thursday, poured in eight of his total points in the pivotal third quarter where the Red Warriors tied the contest at 43-all.

Elmer Espiritu and Val Acuna took over in the payoff period to turn back the Falcons.

Espiritu ignited the Red Warriors’ finishing salvo with an alley-oop jam at the 8:52 mark of the payoff period as they took the lead for good, 48-45.

After missing his first six attempts, Val Acuna buried a crucial three-pointer from deep corner to push UE’s lead to six, 59-53, 1:10 remaining.

“We just need this win badly dahil very tight sa team standings (below Ateneo and FEU). Elmer (Espiritu) alley oop dunk was in our playbook. It was the same we play we ran in our last game against FEU. That play could have tied the game but he lost the handle. Luckily today, we executed perfectly and that turned the game around for us,” said a reminiscent UE Coach Lawrence Chongson.

The win gave UE a 5-4 record, half a game ahead of University of Sto. Tomas and De La Salle University, which are tied at 4-4.

Espiritu preserved Llagas’s third quarter brilliance with his third 20-point game this season while adding a season-high six blocks to pace the Red Warriors.

The loss brought Adamson back in the cellar with its seventh setback against two wins.

The Scores:

UE 60 – Espiritu 20, Llagas 10, Lee 8, Acuna 7, Tagarda 4, Reyes 4, Alabanza 3, Zamar 2, Lingganay 2, Sumido 0, Duran 0, Bandaying 0.

AdU 56 – Alvarez 14, Lozada 11, Canada 8, Nuyles 7, Galinato 4, Colina 4, Canuday 4, Camson 2, Basillio 2, Margallo 0, Cabrera 0.

Quarters: 13-20, 27-29, 43-43, 60-56.

Sam Miguel
08-18-2009, 01:46 PM
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Sam Miguel
08-18-2009, 01:49 PM
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Sam Miguel
08-18-2009, 01:53 PM
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RockLobster
08-24-2009, 12:16 AM
I didn't see the games today. Isn't anybody going to talk about UE's big win against FEU? :)

pokpok
08-24-2009, 12:40 AM
hay naku kaloka ang game kanina... mula umpisa ganadong ganado ang mga warriors.... at lahat sila umiskor.. plus pa ng 2 slam dunk ni espiritu.. 87-72 ang final score...
ang galing... kung tuloy tuloy lang ang ganitong pangyayari malaki ang chance natin makapasok sa final 4....

GO UE!!! goodluck!!!

gabriel
08-24-2009, 12:52 AM
link:
http://www.uaapsports.com/features/169/warriors-snap-tamaraws-run/

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Warriors snap Tamaraws' run
By Alder T. Almo
23 August 2009 07:02 PM

Manila – The University of the East (UE) Red Warriors derailed the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws’ entry to the Final Four with a swashbuckling 87-72 win on Sunday’s 72nd University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball at the Araneta Coliseum.

Pari Llagas, Elmer Espiritu and Paul Lee all came out with huge games as the Warriors snapped the Tamaraws’ eight-game winning run while boosting their stocks in the race to the Final Four.

Llagas finished with a career-high 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field while Espiritu came up with 20 points, seven boards and a career-high five blocks.

Lee, on the other hand, added 18 points highlighted by timely three-pointers that quell the Tamaraws’ furious rallies.

The Warriors also dished out the defensive game that was lacking in their previous losses limiting the vaunted Tamaraws’ offense to less than 20 points in three quarters saved for the second period.

After the Warriors raced to a 22-10 first quarter lead, the Tamaraws exploded for 31 markers in the second canto.

Aldrech Ramos’ triple capped off the big spurt that chopped down the deficit to just four, 41-45, just before the half.

The Warriors sped off to another blistering start in the third period re-establishing a double-digit. But another run by the Tamaraws behind Reil Cervantes and Andy Barroca cut the lead anew to four, 55-59.

Lee, however, sank back-to-back triples to kick off a mighty 20-6 run to erect the game’s biggest lead at 79-61 midway through the payoff period.

FEU, which shot a miserable 33.8 percent, did not get any closer than eight points until the buzzer.

UE gained headway in the Final Four hunt among the middle pack teams with its sixth win against four losses leaving its closest pursuers UST (5-5) and De La Salle University (4-6) behind.

“Wala kaming ibang pinag-usapan kundi “self-respect”. We made this our battle cry. Na-sweep na kami ng Ateneo, ‘di kami papayag na ma-sweep din ng FEU,” said UE’s rookie coach Lawrence Chongson.

The loss left Ateneo (9-1) all alone on top while FEU needs one more victory to formalize their entry to the Final Four and at least three more wins to secure a twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs.

The Scores:

UE 87 - Llagas 24, Espiritu 20, Lee 18, Zamar 9, Lingganay 6, Acuna 4, Acibar 4, Reyes 2, Tagarda 0, Sumido 0, Flores 0, Duran 0, Alabanza 0.

FEU 72 – Noundou 14, Cervantes 11, Barroca 10, Ramos 9, Garcia 8, Cawaling 7, Sanga 5, Vinluan 2, Tanuan 2, Eguilos 2, Caluag 2, Manalo 0, Knuttel 0, Exciminiano 0.

Quarters: 22-10, 45-41, 70-55, 87-72.

Joescoundrel
08-24-2009, 05:18 PM
With time down to the last three seconds and change, FEU superstar Mark "Babyface" Barroca inbounded the ball from their baseline to teammate Jenz Knuttel. "Hayaan mo na, bawi na lang tayo..." he said to Knuttel with a lot of resignation and frustration evident in his tone.

That about summed up the 87 - 72 smackdown UE laid on U-Belt next door neighbor FEU.

One team came to win this day, and the other team picked one of the worst days to have a bad game.

UE races to the 11-2 lead to start the game and they never relinquished the lead. It was highest at 75-57 midway through the payoff fourth period.

To be sure, Barroca and company tried with all their might to bring the deficit down, coming within 43-45 early in the pivotal third period. But the Warriors had an answer for everything the Tamaraws threw at them.

Paul Lee had at least two shot clock-beating fadeaway jumpers, ditto Rudy Linganay. Elmer Espiritu used his amazing springs to reject shots against Reil Cervantes, Pipo Nuondoo and Aldrech Ramos.

FEU just went cold on the long ball. Paul Sanga and JR Cawaling, two of the best shooters in the game, combined to miss seven straight trey attempts in one fourth period stretch.

Pari Llagas almost singlehandedly gave UE the separation they needed with back-to-back three-point plays off Ramos. Llagas, not the fastest of players, was running on transition constantly and beat the entire FEU defense down the court on at least four separate occasions.

When it was all over, head coach Lawrence Chongson had this to say, "Players win games, and my guys got it done today."






Gameface is Philippine Basketball

pokpok
08-25-2009, 04:14 PM
basta happy ako sa performance ng UE nong linggo sanakung papasok man tayo sa final 4, magka winner take all man lang... kahit di na umabot sa finals, masaya na ako...GO UE

gabriel
08-29-2009, 08:10 PM
link:
http://www.uaapsports.com/features/194/warriors-push-archers-to-the-edge/

Warriors push Archers to the edge
By Alder T. Almo
29 August 2009 06:59 PM

Manila – The University of the East (UE) Red Warriors pulled off a 66-64 squeaker over the hard-luck De La Salle Green Archers to assure themselves of at least a playoff for the last Final Four spot during Saturday’s 72nd UAAP men’s basketball at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

The Warriors, who blew an early 17-point lead, had to scramble in the endgame to collect their seventh win against four losses.

After Hyram Bagatsing’s third triple in the fourth period gave the Archers their last taste of the lead, 64-61, the Warriors clawed back on Raffy Reyes’ four-point swing.

Reyes’ steal and a basket in the final 2:26 gave the Warriors a one-point lead, 65-64, which they never relinquished.

Elmer Espiritu split his free throws before the last two minute mark to give La Salle another chance to catch up.
But sophomore Joshua Webb, who replaced veteran Peejay Barua in the final 18 seconds, traveled in the last possession to doom La Salle’s bid for a big comeback.

With the win, the Warriors distanced themselves from their closest Final Four rivals University of Sto. Tomas (5-5) and their latest victim, who suffered their fifth straight loss.

At 4-7, the Green Archers are now on the edge of getting eliminated for the first time under coach Franz Pumaren.
“Our fate is no longer in our hands. We have now to depend on the other teams,” said a dejected Pumaren, who led the Archers to a rare four-peat bridging the last decade and the new millennium.

The Warriors got off to a strong start with a 7-0 run before the Green Archers regained their composure scoring six unanswered points of their own.

But the Warriors quickly regrouped and erected a huge 36-19 lead in the 3:16 mark of the second period. La Salle gutsy fought back behind Maui Villanueva, Joshua Webb and Bagatsing.

UE drew big games from its Big 3 led by senior forward Pari Llagas, who had 22 points, seven boards and four blocks.

Elmer Espiritu came through with 15 markers and seven rebounds while third year playmaker Paul Lee finished with 13 points, five rebounds and three assists.

“Pari (Llagas) and Elmer (Espiritu) are the backbone of this team. I motivated them to play their best especially, now, that they are down to their last few games in their collegiate career. I reminded them of La Salle stripping away the 2007 championship from them after they swept the eliminations,” said the charismatic UE rookie coach Lawrence Chongson.

Chongson quickly added, “The best of UE has yet to come. Right now, we’re thinking of sweeping our last three games and hope to tie FEU for the second spot.”

The Scores:

UE 66 – Llagas 22, Espiritu 15, Lee 13, Acuna 7, Lingganay 4, Zamar 0, Tagarda 0, Noble 0, Ayala 0, Alabanza 0.

DLSU 64 – Villanueva 12, Bagatsing 12, Webb 10 Tolentino 10, Co 8, Bringas 4, Barua 4, Mendoza 2, Marata 2, Manguera 0, Mangahas 0, Banal 0, Andrada 0.

Quarters: 19-13, 40-27, 54-46, 66-64.

gabriel
08-30-2009, 12:01 AM
link:
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/171039/ue-survives-la-salle-comeback-beats-archers-for-7th-win

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UE survives La Salle comeback, beats Archers for 7th win
08/29/2009 | 10:31 PM

Standings
W-L
Ateneo 10-1
FEU 10-2
UE 7-4
UST 5-5
La Salle 4-7
Adamson 3-7
UP 3-8
NU 2-8

University of the East’s maturity carried the Red Warriors past La Salle on Sunday, 66-64, in the 72nd UAAP men's basketball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

"It was our maturity and experience which made the difference in this match," said UE coach Lawrence Chongson after his team assured themselves a playoff berth for a semifinals spot with their seventh win in 11 matches.

UE needed nerves of steel before repeating over the Taft-based squad, which the Red Warriors handed a 65-46 defeat in the first round.

Chongson also believes that veterans Narciso Llagas and Elmer Espiritu were motivated to secure the win for the Warriors even when the Archers slowly came back from a double-digit deficit to threaten until the last second of the match.

"I told them na noong 2007, they were swept by La Salle and now that they are playing in their final years, hindi ba nila kukuhanin ang pagkakataon na ma-sweep din ang La Salle," added Chongson after giving La Salle its fifth straight defeat and seventh overall endangering the Archers’ semifinal campaign.

"I challenged them that this could be the last time they would be facing La Salle, so why not give it all," added Chongson, whose victory over La Salle gave the Archers its longest losing skid since Franz Pumaren handled the team in 1998.

The Red Warriors, with Llagas leading the assault, easily posted a 36-19 advantage in the second quarter and was still up 54-46 at the end of the third.

But a 10-2 exchange at the start of the final period, highlighted by Hyram Bagatsing’s consecutive three-pointers, gave La Salle a 58-54 edge with 4:52 left in the game clock.

UE regrouped and answered with its own 11-6 spurt to regain the lead with Raphael Reyes’ lay-up, off a steal from Joseph Tolentino, giving the Warriors a slim 65-64 edge 2:49 to go.

In the Warriors’ next offensive set, Espiritu was fouled where he split his charities for the final tally as the Archers could not convert in the several scoring opportunities given to them.

Bagatsing’s three-point attempt found its mark while Joshua Webb also missed a lay-up that could have forced overtime.

"As I told you before, this team is a young team, and that showed when we failed to convert in our plays down the stretch," said La Salle coach Franz Pumaren.

"Now our future is not in our hands. We can still finish at 7-7 and hope that other teams with better record than us start losing," added Pumaren.

"The way I see it, we have to win our three remaining games and hope for the best. We now have to depend on other teams."

Llagas finished with 22 points and four blocks to lead the Warriors, who will face UP and NU next week before closing out the season against UST on September 10.

"I can't take any team for granted and that includes UP," said Chongson. "In collegiate basketball, hindi lang standings ang mahalaga. Dito you go out and play with pride and honor." – Perry Legaspi, GMANews.TV

UE 66 – Llagas 22, Espiritu 15, Lee 13, Acuna 7, Lingganay 5, Reyes 4, Zamar 0, Tagarda 0, Noble 0, Ayala 0, Alabanza 0.

La Salle 64 – Villanueva 12, Bagatsing 12, Webb 10, Tolentino 10, Co 8, Bringas 4, Barua 4, Mendoza 2, Marata 2, Manguera 0, Mangahas 0, Malabes 0, Banal 0, Andrada 0.

Quarter scores: 19-13, 40-27, 54-46, 66-64.

gabriel
09-03-2009, 09:11 PM
link:
http://www.uaapsports.com/features/208/lee-acuna-tow-warriors-in-final-four/

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Lee, Acuna tow Warriors in Final Four
By Alder T. Almo
03 September 2009 05:19 PM

Manila – University of the East (UE) Red Warriors rode on the heroics of Val Acuna and Paul Lee to officially grab a Final Four ticket as they repulsed the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons, 81-72, in the 72nd UAAP men’s basketball on Thursday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Playing in his last year, Acuna knocked in three consecutive triples in a span of one minute as the Warriors quickly erased a 10-point deficit in the fourth period.

Martin Reyes’ teardrop shot gave UP its biggest lead, 65-55, early in the fourth period.

UE countered with an 11-1 tear courtesy of Acuna’s barrage to tie the game for the last time at 66-all before Lee took over to finish off the Maroons.

Lee, the Rookie of the Year two seasons ago, came up with two sensational three-point plays that launched a 15-7 exchange in the final 5:19.

“Val (Acuna) bailed us out. And Paul (Lee) came up big in the end. I reminded the boys that we really needed this win. With twice-to-beat or not, I want us to enter the Final Four in our own hands and with the momentum,” said UE rookie coach Lawrence Chongson.

In a game of spurts, the Warriors won the battle with a 26-point explosion in the payoff period with nine points each coming from Acuna and Lee.

Lee wound up with a game-high 21 points and five assists while Acuna backstopped him with 17 points built on 4-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc.

It was all UP show in the third period as the Maroons fired away 30 big points to take the lead. But they failed too sustain their scorching run when it mattered most.

The Warriors scored 31 in the second quarter to climb out from a nine-point hole, 16-25, in the opening period. A 16-0 run enabled them to take a 32-25 lead midway in the second canto.

The win was the fourth in a row for the Warriors, who can forge a playoff for the second spot if they sweep their remaining two games while hoping that Far Eastern University loses their last two assignments.

At 8-4, UE currently trails FEU (10-2) for the second spot.

Chongson also added that the “playoffs has already started for us. We don’t have to wait for Sept. 20 to wake up. We need to win every game if we want to end our (title) drought.”

UE last won a championship with PBA greats Allan Caidic and Jerry Codinera leading the Jimmy Mariano-mentored Warriors in 1985 preceding the last title won by a Joe Lipa-mentored UP bannered Benjie Paras and Ronnie Magsanoc.

Codinera, ironically, now works as an assistant coach for the Fighting Maroons, who dropped out of contention with a 3-9 mark.

The scores:

UE 81 – Lee 21, Acuna 17, Espiritu 16, Llagas 6, Bandaying 6, Tagarda 5, Zamar 2, Reyes 2, Flores 0, Ayala 0, Alabanza 0, Acibar 0.

UP 72 – Lopez 14, Mikee Reyes 12, Sison 11, Co 11, Martin Reyes 10, Padilla 9, Astorga 3, Maniego 2, Juruena 0, de Asis 0, Baraganza 0.

Quarters: 22-25, 42-31, 55-61, 81-72.

gabriel
09-03-2009, 09:20 PM
link:
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/171417/ue-formalizes-final-four-entry-with-win-over-up

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UE formalizes Final Four entry with win over UP
09/03/2009 | 05:04 PM

Veterans Paul Lee, Val Acuña and Elmer Espiritu carried University of the East to an 81-72 escape over University of the Philippines on Thursday for the Red Warriors' fourth straight triumph and eighth overall that ensured their entry to the Final Four of the 72nd UAAP men's basketball tournament.

"Kaya nga Figthing Maroons eh, UP will always fight it out whatever their position in the standings is," added Chongson, referring to their rivals who surprised the UE team and gallery when they seized a 65-55 lead in the contest.

But rather than bowing to the pressure, UE gallantly fought back with Acuña hitting three straight treys that tied the match for the last time at 66-all.

After several exchanges and with UP threatening at 72-73 on Woody Co's foul shot conversions, Lee countered with a three-point play giving the Red Warriors a 76-72 advantage with just a minute remaining.

Then, with UP giving up fouls to stop the clock, Espiritu and Lee calmly converted their charity shots, sealing the Fighting Maroons' fate in the season. UP absorbed its ninth defeat and bowed out of the race for a semifinal berth.

The Warriors were so calm in the match that after Co sank his last free throw, Lee immediately ran down the court to accept a baseball pass from Espiritu to gain that opportunity for that and-1 play.

"Ginagawa na namin 'yung play na yon dati pa. Against La Salle ginawa rin namin," explained the 20-year-old Lee, who is Acuña's classmate in their masters in business management course.

With their eighth straight Final Four appearance, Chongson and his wards are looking forward to ending the school's title drought. UE won its last title in 1985 but failed to defend it against UP the following season.

"We have won four straight (games), but ang focus namin ay sixth straight," added Chongson. "If we win our last two matches, we will have a chance at gaining the second twice-to-beat advantage."

Acuña and Espiritu combined for 33 markers for UE while Padi Llagas helped the Red Warriors in controlling the boards with 12 of the Recto-based squad's 48 rebounds. - Perry Legaspi, GMANews.TV

Scores:

UE 81 - Lee 21, Acuna 17, Espiritu 16, Llagas 6, Lingganay 6, Tagarda 5, Zamar 2, Reyes 2, Flores 0, Ayala 0, Alabanza 0, Acibar 0.

UP 72 - Lopez 14, Reyes 12, Sison 11, Co 11, Reyes 10, Padilla 9, Astorga 3, Maniego 2, Juruena 0, De Asis 0, Braganza 0.

Quarterscores: 22-25; 42-31; 55-61; 81-72.

gabriel
09-05-2009, 08:25 PM
link:
http://www.uaapsports.com/features/214/warriors-shackle-bulldogs-extend-run-to-five/

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Warriors shackle Bulldogs, extend run to five
By Alder T. Almo
05 September 2009 05:12 PM

Manila – The University of the East stretched their winning run to five as they cruised to a 70-58 win over National University on Saturday in the 72nd UAAP men’s basketball at the FilOil Flying V Arena.

The Warriors took only one quarter to size up the Bulldogs then methodically wore them down in the next three quarters.

Star playmaker Paul Lee scattered six of his game-high 17 points in the second period as the Warriors increased a precarious three-point lead to double digits.

The Warriors were never threatened from there as they chalked up their ninth win in 13 games.

“Paul (Lee) is making up for lost time. He struggled in our losses,” said UE rookie coach Lawrence Chongson.

Lee added six rebounds and three assists to his offensive outbursts as he more than made up for the struggling Pari Llagas.

Llagas, who was averaging a team-high 16.0 points entering this game, managed to only score four points on an atrocious 1-of-10 shooting from the field.

The Bulldogs, meanwhile, dropped to their sixth straight loss despite getting 12 markers each from Jewel Ponferrada and Joseph Hermosisima.

The Scores:

UE 70 – Lee 17, Zamar 11, Acuna 9, Reyes 8, Lingganay 6, Espiritu 6, Bandaying 5, Llagas 4, Ayala 4, Tagarda 0, Noble 0, Duran 0.

NU 58 – Ponferrada 12, Hermosisima 12, Magat 8, Baloran 8, Tungcul 7, Terso 7, Manito 2, Malanday 2, Singh 0, Luy 0, Donahue 0.

Quarters: 18-15, 37-27, 62-39, 70-58.

ewe_rach
09-07-2009, 01:23 AM
Paul Lee.. keep the ball rolling baby!!!! \m/

shyboy
09-07-2009, 10:47 AM
To the UE Warriors,

Alam niyo na yun. ;D

From the DLSU community.

pokpok
09-08-2009, 04:36 AM
GO UE beat UST

Joescoundrel
09-10-2009, 08:54 PM
The hottest team in the second round just beat UST. They beat the best offensive team and the worst defensive team in the league. Val Acuna and Paul Lee combined for 41 points in a game where UST led only once.

coreytaylor
09-11-2009, 01:02 PM
whoever ue faces in the f4, they should watch out. ue is hot.

gabriel
09-11-2009, 05:50 PM
link:
http://www.uaapsports.com/features/230/warriors-red-hot-going-to-final-four/

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Warriors red hot going to Final Four
By Alder T. Almo
10 September 2009 09:20 PM

MANILA – The University of the East (UE) Red Warriors continued their red-hot run towards the Final Four despite playing a “non-bearing game” with the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers on Thursday in the
72nd UAAP men’s basketball at the Araneta Coliseum.

The Tigers, who got a free ride to the Final Four after La Salle fell to National U in the first game, lost to the red-hot Warriors, 77-67.

UE broke away from a tight 51-50 lead at the onset of the payoff period with a barrage of threes to extend the lead back to double figures, 61-51.

The Warriors eventually outscored the Tigers UST, 26-17, avenging their first round-loss to UST.

Val Acuna fired 20 points, spiked by four triples, and hauled down eight rebounds to pace the Warriors.

Paul Lee dished out a season-high 10 assists that went with 15 points while Elmer Espiritu came away with 12 markers including a couple of dunks that bookended UE’s scoring in the game.

“We’re over the halfway of our goal. Hinahabol talaga namin maka-10 wins. This will put away doubts on our readiness to snap out the school’s 23 years of title drought,” said UE rookie coach Lawrence Chongson.

The Warriors started to turn their season around after losing to defending champions Ateneo Blue Eagles, the only team that swept them this season.

“If Pari (Llagas) was not suspended (in the game against Ateneo), which we lost by only five, could we have swept the second round,” asked Chongson.

The Warriors will leave for Cebu on Sunday night for getting their 10th win of the season. They will spend a three-day team building while awaiting the Final Four, which will start Saturday next week.

They will collide with the loser between Far Eastern University and Ateneo, who will both battle for the top spot on Saturday.

The Tigers, who will enter the semis with a three-game losing streak, will face the tall order of playing against the team on the top spot.

Meanwhile, Dylan Ababou’s MVP bid got another dent after his lackluster performance in the UE-UST game. The Tigers only drew 11 points on 5-of-17 shooting from Ababou, the league’s leading scorer.

The scores:

UE 77 – Acuna 20, Lee 15, Espiritu 12, Lingganay 11, Tagarda 4, Reyes 4, Llagas 4, Zamar 3, Duran 2, Acibar 2, Bandaying 0, Ayala 0, Alabanza 0.

UST 67 – Bautista 12, Mirza 11, Fortuna 11, Ababou 11, Teng 10, Afuang 6, Ungria 0, Marquez 0, Mariano 0, Felix 0.

Quarters: 17-13, 42-23, 51-50, 77-67.

gabriel
09-12-2009, 04:34 PM
UE - UST (Round 2): Elmer Espiritu

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gabriel
09-12-2009, 04:35 PM
UE - UST (Round 2): Paul Lee

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gabriel
09-12-2009, 04:36 PM
UE - UST (Round 2): Val Acuña

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gabriel
09-12-2009, 04:37 PM
UE - UST (Round 2): Narciso Llagas

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John_Lennin
09-12-2009, 06:45 PM
Can the hottest team to enter the Final 4 can face the real task to them.
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Final 4 is very harsh to the UE Red Warriors since this format was used.
...
can a rookie motivational coach finally ends the Final 4 curse to UE.
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The UE Red Warriors has always been a Final 4 countender every year but failed to take it all the way to glory land.
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School Spirit can be deadly sometimes.
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just my 2 cents...

lurkinggood
09-19-2009, 05:44 PM
Paul Lee was a man possessed today. Congratulations UE for forcing a rubber match against FEU.

RockLobster
09-19-2009, 06:06 PM
^Yeah, best game for him so far. Had three straight rainbows, followed it up with a turnaround, fadeaway 18-footer, and then hit another three from way out. And in the last two minutes, he scored on another long three to put away FEU for good. He must've made at least six three-point shots in the game. He just exploded after scoring only four points in the first half.

Congratulations to UE. Sudden death is on Thursday. :)

gabriel
09-19-2009, 09:16 PM
link:
http://www.uaapsports.com/features/257/warriors-zap-tams-behind-lees-outburst/

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Warriors zap Tams behind Lee's outburst
By Alder T. Almo
19 September 2009 07:09 PM

Manila – On the day the league’s brightest guard Andy Barroca officially left the league, Paul Lee stepped up to carry the torch.

Lee scored a career-high 26 points as he carried University of the East past embattled Far Eastern University, 84-74, to force a rubber match in their Final Four matchup in the 72nd UAAP men’s basketball on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Lee waxed hot in the second half as he buried three-pointers from all angles as he took advantage of an FEU team, which announced after the game that Barroca have played his last game for the team.

From a 46-50 deficit, Lee strung up eight points as the Warriors went on to regain the lead, 62-55, at the end of the third canto.

Lee continued his hot streak as he reeled off 14 of UE’s last 16 points in the game. The dizzying 16-5 run snapped the fight out of the stunned Tamaraws, who were reeling the loss of star playmaker Barroca.

Paul Sanga tried to fill in Barroca’s void as he came up with also a career-high 22 points. His last basket gave FEU its last taste of the lead on a three-pointer from the deep corner, with 6:31 left.

Lee, however, was far from being done as he unloaded three straight triples to spark UE’s big run towards the finish.

“I’ve seen those shots from time and again. But siguro this time, they came at a special time because our backs are against the wall,” said UE rookie coach Lawrence Chongson of Lee’s superlative performance.

Lee added eight rebounds and seven assists while Pari Llagas ably backed him up with 19 points and 12 boards.

Val Acuna, meanwhile, scored 17 points including 11 in the opening period where the Warriors re-asserted their mastery over the Tamaraws as they led as many as 10 points.

The win was the seventh in a row for the Warriors dating back to the elimintions. It was only their second Final Four victory since the format was introduced in 1994 and their first playoff win against FEU since 1998.

The loss was a bitter pill to swallow for the Tamaraws, who came into the game distracted by the Barroca issue.

However, FEU athletics director and tournament director Mark Molina thought the team played well even without Barroca.

“I thought we played good enough to win the game. The effort was there. But then Paul Lee hit spectacular shots,” said Molina.

The scores:

UE 84 – Lee 26, Llagas 19, Acuna 17, Espiritu 8, Reyes 6, Lingganay 4, Ayala 3, Tagarda 1, Zamar 0, Acibar 0.

FEU 74 – Sanga 22, Garcia 16, Ramos 12, Cervantes 8, Noundou 5, Cawaling 5, Manalo 4, Knuttel 2, Eguilos 0, Caluag 0.

Quarters: 25-18, 37-38, 62-55, 84-74.

stonecold316
09-20-2009, 01:52 AM
Congrats to the UE team.
One more game and they are back in the UAAP men's basketball finals.

pokpok
09-20-2009, 04:58 AM
ALSO WISHING UST TIGERS....... GOODLUCK.. kaya niyo yan ADMU... nakaya ng UE.. so kaya niyo rin!!!

ewe_rach
09-20-2009, 05:08 AM
ALSO WISHING UST TIGERS....... GOODLUCK.. kaya niyo yan ADMU... nakaya ng UE.. so kaya niyo rin!!!



Basta TRUST in HIM!

Joescoundrel
09-21-2009, 12:32 PM
University of the East, as expected, beat the crap out of university belt next door neighbor Far Eastern University 84 - 74; UE thus forces a winner-take-all Game 2 this Thursday versus FEU.

Paul Lee went completely nuts from trey range to lead all scorers with a career 26 points. He nailed three straight in one stretch to take the fight out of FEU.

FEU clearly missed Mark Barroca, the superstar guard who now has quite the cloud hanging over him. Without him, the Tamaraws were simply not moving the ball around as well as they used to, and their perimeter game was come and go. Were it not for Paul Sanga, this could have been a blowout for the Red Warriors.

UE now has a pretty good chance of returning to the UAAP Finals, where reigning champion Ateneo now waits. Ateneo just disposed of underachieving Santo Tomas 81-64 to return to the Big Dance. UE has now won six games in a row including two in a row over FEU.







Gameface is Philippine Basketball

batangueño
09-24-2009, 05:47 PM
UE def. FEU, 78-72.

It's Ateneo vs UE in the Finals! :)

ghost09
09-24-2009, 06:19 PM
Congrats UE Warriors .... 2 more wins.. end the drought

chez_moi
09-24-2009, 06:21 PM
Grabe, ganda ng laban.... saludo din ako sa FEU! Kahit wala si Barroca/Knuttel lumaban talaga sila.

Congrats sa atin, sana tuloy tuloy na! Bomba UE!

gabriel
09-24-2009, 06:25 PM
link:
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/173066/ue-beats-feu-a-2nd-time-faces-ateneo-in-uaap-finals

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UE beats FEU a 2nd time, faces Ateneo in UAAP finals
09/24/2009 | 06:04 PM

The hottest teams in the league, Ateneo and University of the East, will figure in the best-of-three finals of UAAP Season 72.

Sustaining the fiery from that enabled it to win its last seven games dating back from the second round of eliminations, University of the East outcla$$ed Far Eastern U for a second time, 78-72, to nail the second finals slot Thursday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Veterans Paul Lee and Pari Llagas presided over a 10-4 windup that allowed the Red Warriors to repeat over the twice-to-beat Tams, whom they defeated, 84-74, in their first game last Saturday.

Lee, hero of the Warriors’ previous win that extinguished the Tams’ twice-to-beat semis edge, nailed two freethrows that gave UE a 74-70 lead and another pair that handed the Recto-based squad a 78-72 cushion.

For his part, Llagas touched off UE's telling run with back-to-back baskets that put the Warriors ahead by two entering the final 3:52, 72-70.

The Warriors, who went down by as many as 12, at 15-27 in the first period and even faced a 39-49 deficit in the second, thus stretched their win streak to eight games, arranging a title showdown with Ateneo beginning Sunday at 3:30 p.m. also at the Big Dome.

The Blue Eagles are themselves enjoying a big win run since the elims, 11 to be exact, including an 81-64 demolition of No. 4 Santo Tomas last Sunday.

It was a sorry loss for the No. 2 Tams, who sorely missed the leadership of the controversial Andy Mark Barroca. The Tams had dropped Barroca from their lineup since the start of the Final Four amid accusations of game-fixing. - GMANews.TV

gabriel
09-24-2009, 06:26 PM
Wow! great game by our Red Warriors! ;D

lenzero
09-24-2009, 07:32 PM
congrats po sa ue at gud luck sa finals....grabe c coach tiongson nkakaiyak ung pag iyak nya e..galing tlga ni paul lee parang bone fletcher kung kumilos.sana manalo ue sa finals para nman maiba.

Wang-Bu
09-24-2009, 07:56 PM
Ngayon na natin malalaman kung puro chamba nga lang ang UE. Ang chamba kasi nauubos. Tignan natin kung hanggang saan talaga ang tikas at bangis ng mga Anak Ni Lualhati.

Mga agila, pariyan na kami.

jembengzon
09-24-2009, 08:11 PM
congrats ue, great game today, see you in the finals :)

bangis
09-24-2009, 09:25 PM
Good luck Warriors! I'll be rooting for you in the finals. Nothing against the Eagles. pero the uderdogs always fascinate me.

bebang
09-24-2009, 09:39 PM
sinosino gragraduate sa ue next season?

eightyfiver
09-25-2009, 10:25 AM
Congrats UE! Tremendous tenacity. Mas gutom at mas gustong manalo talaga ng team niyo. The veteran team proved steadier in the clutch.

Good luck on your Finals stint. Although Ateneo has the edge in manpower, I'm think your team has an equal chance of winning, as seen on your final four performance.

Coach Chongson, ang pangit mo pala umiyak. Joke lang sir! Congrats ulit!

Joescoundrel
09-25-2009, 01:10 PM
sinosino gragraduate sa ue next season?


UE will lose its frontline next season: no more Elmer Espiritu and Pari Llagas.

Paul Lee returns next season, and he will be available up to Season 74.

UE better hope Roy Sumang is as good as advertised, ditto Sam Razon and Jun Resopa, or they will find the goings very tough in Season 73.

lenzero
09-25-2009, 04:33 PM
me eligibility pa ba c james martinez?

ghost09
09-25-2009, 07:58 PM
sinosino gragraduate sa ue next season?


UE will lose its frontline next season: no more Elmer Espiritu and Pari Llagas.

Paul Lee returns next season, and he will be available up to Season 74.

UE better hope Roy Sumang is as good as advertised, ditto Sam Razon and Jun Resopa, or they will find the goings very tough in Season 73.


Sir Joe.... what position does Jun Resopa play..... im just curious what can you say about sumang, is this the former letran squire?

Joescoundrel
09-26-2009, 12:11 AM
^ Resopa is a tall kid, about 6'5", skin head, plays with the UE B squad currently seeing action in the Fr Martin Cup, big and strong body, good enough hands, can score some in the post, bangs willingly and crashes the boards.

Sumang tried out with Ateneo several months ago and quite literally embarrassed every Ateneo guard thrown at him by Norman Black. Coach Norman's own assessment: "He might be better than LA Tenorio." Quite a mouthful from a guy like Black. Unfortunately, he's taken a year longer to finish high school. When he left Letran he was already overage for the NCAA high school game. That year away from top notch competition may or may not have affected his overall game. I have yet to see him with the UE B squad, but then again he is only in high school and the Fr Martin Second Division does not allow high school students to play on the college rosters.






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Joescoundrel
09-26-2009, 12:12 AM
me eligibility pa ba c james martinez?


James Martinez can play next season if he so chooses, and of course if UE will still have him.

pokpok
10-01-2009, 04:33 AM
goodluck to UE mamaya.... sana kahit 1 point lang... manalo tayo sa ADMU... GOOOOO UE!!! beat ADMU

Sam Miguel
10-02-2009, 10:53 AM
Ateneo relied on its championship experience, and UE learned a lot of hard lessons in their return to the Finals. In the end the Blue Eagles came away with a masterful 78 - 71 victory to snatch Game 1 of the Season 72 Finals away from the Red Warriors.

This was a game that UE could have won. There were several junctures when they were within just one or two points. But they insisted on sticking to that ridiculous zone defense even when Jai Reyes was nailing three-pointers in bunches. Also, Val Acuna and Paul Lee were so inconsistent, unable to score points even with gimme opportunities. Acuna bungled at least three easy all-along layups.

This is all over in Game 2.

glock23
10-02-2009, 05:26 PM
^ Resopa is a tall kid, about 6'5", skin head, plays with the UE B squad currently seeing action in the Fr Martin Cup, big and strong body, good enough hands, can score some in the post, bangs willingly and crashes the boards.

Sumang tried out with Ateneo several months ago and quite literally embarrassed every Ateneo guard thrown at him by Norman Black. Coach Norman's own assessment: "He might be better than LA Tenorio." Quite a mouthful from a guy like Black. Unfortunately, he's taken a year longer to finish high school. When he left Letran he was already overage for the NCAA high school game. That year away from top notch competition may or may not have affected his overall game. I have yet to see him with the UE B squad, but then again he is only in high school and the Fr Martin Second Division does not allow high school students to play on the college rosters.






Gameface is Philippine Basketball


Joe, where is sumang now?

Joescoundrel
10-02-2009, 11:53 PM
^ UE High School pare. Kelan ka papatoma ulit?

gabriel
10-03-2009, 07:49 AM
link:
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/173599/jai-namite-erupts-for-back-to-back-title-seeking-eagles

'Jai-namite' erupts for back-to-back title seeking Eagles
10/01/2009 | 09:13 PM

Jai Reyes and Rabeh Al-Hussaini showed no signs of rust despite the long break to help Ateneo move one win away of claiming its second straight UAAP crown.

Reyes buried the big shots while Al-Hussaini was brilliant all-game long as the Blue Eagles squeezed out a 78-71 triumph in Game 1 of the UAAP best-of-three finals Thursday at the Big Dome.

Reyes, who was one of the victims of typhoon Ondoy since their home at Riverside Village in Pasig City was flooded, finished with 17 points behind a 5-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc.

Playing after a 10-day break, Reyes put on a show in the second half as the Eagles’ 5-foot-8 playmaker scored 15 of his points in the second half including back-to-back three-pointers that gave Ateneo a 66-59 cushion 4:36 left in the final period.

“It was a big time shooting display Jai put on," said Eagles coach Noman Black. “He basically broke UE’s zone. Sometimes it takes one guy to get it done and Jai was able to knock down shots."

Black said the long break, after Sunday’s game was postponed, did not affect his players’ focus. “We came in ready to play. I don’t think we will come into the game rusty. Like what I’ve been telling you, we made sure that the boys were sharp in practice and at the same time keep them rested."

“I’m not going to tell you that it was easy to get them focused because some of the players were affected by the flood. A lot of their homes were flooded. UE probably had the same problems as we did. We really had to do some extra things this week to try to improve their focus," added Black.

Al-Hussaini paced Ateneo’s scoring with 28 points to go with his 14 rebounds to post his first double-double in a championship game.

Paul Lee had 15 points and eight rebounds while Pari Llagas and Val Acuña added 13 apiece for the Red Warriors, who managed to keep in stride with the Blue Eagles.

UE even held on to a 35-34 halftime lead and trailed by four, 75-71, entering the final 50 seconds of the match. – GMANews.TV


Scores:
Ateneo 78 — Al-Hussaini 28, Reyes 17, Salva 8, Buenafe 7, Austria 6, Salamat 4, Long 3, Baclao 3, Chua 2, Sumalinog 0, Monfort 0.

UE 71 — Lee 15, Llagas 13, Acuna 13, Reyes 11, Lingganay 9, Espiritu 8, Acibar 2, Zamar 0, Bandaying 0.

Quarter scores: 24-11, 34-35, 57-53, 78-71.

gabriel
10-03-2009, 07:50 AM
link:
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/173618/warriors-rookie-coach-still-optimistic-despite-loss

http://www8.gmanews.tv/webpics/sports/UAAP_Ateneo_UE_Gm1_JV5.jpg

Warriors rookie coach still optimistic despite loss
10/01/2009 | 11:28 PM

Despite the loss, University of the East rookie coach Lawrence Chongson believes the Red Warriors can compete with Ateneo.

“Now we know that we can compete with them (Ateneo)," said Chongson after UE’s 78-71 Game 1 loss to the Blue Eagles.

“We were in the game pero kapag humahabol kami, they made some shots. It was close until the last minute of the game."

The Red Warriors recovered after trailing at 24-11 to end the first quarter and even held on to a slim 35-34 halftime lead.

Chongson vowed that they will come back in Game 2.

“I told the boys that they went through so many frustrations in the past. Ako nga itong bago, ako pa ‘yung medyo kampante na kayang talunin ang Ateneo. But you can see from my players that they tend to be tentative at times," said Chongson.

“They always feed on their emotions. I always told my players that it is positive but sometimes it’s negative because we don’t think that much," said Chongson.

Rabeh Al-Hussaini played big against the UE frontline finishing with 28 points and 14 rebounds but Jai Reyes exploded scoring 15 points behind a 5-of-6 shooting from the three-point range.

“We have the shortest frontline in the league. We knew Rabeh will get his numbers, we tried to offset that but Jai Reyes played big tonight. He made three points after three points," said Chongson. – GMANews.TV

gabriel
10-03-2009, 07:51 AM
UE - ADMU (FINALS Game 1): Raphael Reyes

http://images.cocoshet.multiply.com/image/3/photos/226/600x600/9/IMG-8668.jpg?et=Q4fmrXm2Sf1gARSS7usHUg&nmid=287196889

for more pictures, visit http://www.ubelt.com

Joescoundrel
10-04-2009, 11:08 AM
Memo to Lawrence Chongson: You are fighting NORMAN BLACK. You beat Glen Capacio, a worthy feat in itself. But now you are fighting NORMAN BLACK. PLEASE listen to your assistant coaches Rene Baena and Nel Parado. Otherwise this will be a clean two-game sweep and that will be the end of UE's season.

chez_moi
10-04-2009, 06:10 PM
Go UE!!! 88-68!!!

shyboy
10-04-2009, 06:33 PM
Memo to Lawrence Chongson: You are fighting NORMAN BLACK. You beat Glen Capacio, a worthy feat in itself. But now you are fighting NORMAN BLACK. PLEASE listen to your assistant coaches Rene Baena and Nel Parado. Otherwise this will be a clean two-game sweep and that will be the end of UE's season.

Nakinig na siguro kina Baena and Parado. ;D

gabriel
10-04-2009, 06:44 PM
link:
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/173796/warriors-halt-eagles-flight-force-winner-take-all

Warriors halt Eagles’ flight, force winner-take-all
10/04/2009 | 06:20 PM

There’s no champagne to be opened for Ateneo de Manila U, no heartbreak to be endured for University of the East.

The Red Warriors shot down the mighty Blue Eagles, 88-68, to force a deciding Game 3 in their UAAP Season 72 men’s basketball championship series Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Their backs against the wall after Ateneo took Game 1, 78-71, the cagers from Recto played with a lot of fire and unleashed a gusty stand anchored on hustle plays from their small men and good outside shooting from their big men to break the game wide open in the second half.

After taking a 63-53 lead at the end of the third, the Red Warriors sustained their fiery attack in the final canto and put the icing on the cake with a highlight reel from Elmer Espiritu, a two-handed alley-oop dunk from a Paul Lee assist that gave them a 79-60 cushion.

With the win, the Warriors – the heartbreak kids of the UAAP – kept alive their hopes for their first title since 1985.

The Warriors, bridesmaids only in 2007 despite sweeping the eliminations that year, and the Eagles, looking for their first back-to-back titles since 1988, will dispute the crown in a “you-or-me" match on Thursday also at the Big Dome.

Espiritu pumped in 22 points (8-of-13 shooting) and four rebounds for UE, which also snapped a six-game losing skid to Ateneo dating back to 2007 and halted the 12-game run of the Eagles entering Sunday's Game 2. – GMANews.TV

bchoter
10-04-2009, 07:52 PM
Pareng Wang-bu pa-ma-to ka naman!

Husay!

chez_moi
10-04-2009, 08:06 PM
Sir Wang-bu, ano sa tingin nyo lagay natin sa thursday? Sana naman, 4th year high school pa ako sa UE nung huli ko natikman championship (Caidic Era). Masyado na matagal ang 24 years.

eightyfiver
10-04-2009, 08:52 PM
Ateneo fell into a trap of trying to outshoot UE instead of concentrating on their strength--defense. Chongson definitely outcoached Black in this game. He made full use of his bench.

What a game from Elmer Espiritu. An alley-oop dunk to cap it.

Congrats UE!

Joescoundrel
10-05-2009, 02:35 AM
Lawrence Chongson got career games from all his veterans, especially Elmer Espiritu and Pari Llagas, and now a Game 3 is in the offing.

No yabang.

Norman Black said this, but apparently no one on the Ateneo side listened in Game 2, especially the more arrogant fans.

Val Acuna's antics were well-deserved for an underdog who just gave the llamado a feeding of humble pie for the ages.

No yabang.

Hopefully UE remembers this as well in Game 3.

mighty_lion
10-05-2009, 08:30 AM
Someone please refresh my memory. Meron bang offseason tournament na nagchampion ang UE this time?

eightyfiver
10-05-2009, 08:43 AM
Meron sir pero sa abroad. Locally wala.

mighty_lion
10-05-2009, 09:03 AM
^ Thanks.

FEU, the most dominant offseason team, fell down in F4 despite the twice to beat advantage. A win by UE this Thursday will validate the saying.

jembengzon
10-05-2009, 10:05 AM
congrats ue, well deserved win. :) well played and well coached.

it'll be a real battle on thursday :)

glock23
10-05-2009, 12:02 PM
congrats ue, well deserved win. :) well played and well coached.

it'll be a real battle on thursday :)


Jem, no one has beaten ateneo two in a row. Still an ateneo championship on thursday. :)

shyboy
10-05-2009, 07:23 PM
congrats ue, well deserved win. :) well played and well coached.

it'll be a real battle on thursday :)


Jem, no one has beaten ateneo two in a row. Still an ateneo championship on thursday. :)

Three reasons why I'll say it's UE on Thursday. First, it's my Dad's alma mater. Second, I like to root for the underdogs. Third, thread nila 'to. ;D

glock23
10-06-2009, 12:48 PM
congrats ue, well deserved win. :) well played and well coached.

it'll be a real battle on thursday :)


Jem, no one has beaten ateneo two in a row. Still an ateneo championship on thursday. :)

Three reasons why I'll say it's UE on Thursday. First, it's my Dad's alma mater. Second, I like to root for the underdogs. Third, thread nila 'to. ;D


good points! let me add a fourth one, bong tan has ordered 18 toyota vios for the players IF they win the title.

That should be a good enough incentive for everyone to work extra hard for this one.

bangis
10-06-2009, 08:32 PM
Parang UAAP finals to nung 2006 ah! The number 3 seed upsetting the higher seed in the semis (controversial din yun) tapos lost game 1 in the finals then went on to sweep the next 2 games to win the championship..ganun kaya din ang ending niito?

Good luck to both teams!

ewe_rach
10-07-2009, 01:26 AM
congrats ue, well deserved win. :) well played and well coached.

it'll be a real battle on thursday :)


Jem, no one has beaten ateneo two in a row. Still an ateneo championship on thursday. :)

Three reasons why I'll say it's UE on Thursday. First, it's my Dad's alma mater. Second, I like to root for the underdogs. Third, thread nila 'to. ;D


good points! let me add a fourth one, bong tan has ordered 18 toyota vios for the players IF they win the title.

That should be a good enough incentive for everyone to work extra hard for this one.


Saan mo naman nakuha yang chismis na ya?

Wang-Bu
10-07-2009, 01:42 PM
^ Ma'am Ewe, hindi chismis 'yan.

Parang ayokong manalo ng kampeonato kung mas mahalaga sa koponan at mga manlalaro ang magka-auto kaysa sa itaguyod ang Pamantasan ng Silangan, magmumukhang mukhang pera lang tayo. Parang pinapalabas hindi pa sapat na dahilan na magkampeonato tayo para sa karangalan ni Lualhati, na hindi tayo bubuhos kung walang premyong auto.

Nakakahiyang minsang naging Red Warrior din ako kung ganyan ng mag-isip ang mga manlalaro ngayon...

glock23
10-07-2009, 02:38 PM
^ Ma'am Ewe, hindi chismis 'yan.

Parang ayokong manalo ng kampeonato kung mas mahalaga sa koponan at mga manlalaro ang magka-auto kaysa sa itaguyod ang Pamantasan ng Silangan, magmumukhang mukhang pera lang tayo. Parang pinapalabas hindi pa sapat na dahilan na magkampeonato tayo para sa karangalan ni Lualhati, na hindi tayo bubuhos kung walang premyong auto.

Nakakahiyang minsang naging Red Warrior din ako kung ganyan ng mag-isip ang mga manlalaro ngayon...


Pare, tama ka at hindi chismis yan dahil may-ari ng toyota otis ang nag sabi sakin.

hindi naman kasalanan ng mga manlalaro ninyo ngayon kung yun ang ibibigay ni Bong kapag kayo ay manalo. Siguro lang talagang natuwa si bong at gusto lang na ipabahagi sa mga manlalaro ang kanyang galak kung papalarin.

MonL
10-07-2009, 04:32 PM
^ Ma'am Ewe, hindi chismis 'yan.

Parang ayokong manalo ng kampeonato kung mas mahalaga sa koponan at mga manlalaro ang magka-auto kaysa sa itaguyod ang Pamantasan ng Silangan, magmumukhang mukhang pera lang tayo. Parang pinapalabas hindi pa sapat na dahilan na magkampeonato tayo para sa karangalan ni Lualhati, na hindi tayo bubuhos kung walang premyong auto.

Nakakahiyang minsang naging Red Warrior din ako kung ganyan ng mag-isip ang mga manlalaro ngayon...


Pare, tama ka at hindi chismis yan dahil may-ari ng toyota otis ang nag sabi sakin.

hindi naman kasalanan ng mga manlalaro ninyo ngayon kung yun ang ibibigay ni Bong kapag kayo ay manalo. Siguro lang talagang natuwa si bong at gusto lang na ipabahagi sa mga manlalaro ang kanyang galak kung papalarin.


Di naman mali yon, pero mas maganda sana kung hindi ipinaalam kanino man at binulaga na lang ni Bong ang mga bata pagkatapos, kung papalarin na makamit na nila ang kampeonato. Mas ikatutuwa iyon ng mga bata at ng madla. Dahil puro ang nasa puso ng mga manlalarong UE.

Baka mangyari pa riyan ay kung manalo sila , matutuwa nga at makakamit ang karagdagang premyo ring nakalaan sa kanila pero kung hindi manalo, may karagdagang panghihinayang sa nawalang biyaya.

(Edit to add:) Teka, pinaalam na ba ni Bong sa mga bata ito?

chez_moi
10-08-2009, 07:16 AM
Sir Wang-Bu, anong year ka naglaro sa UE?

eightyfiver
10-08-2009, 08:56 AM
Nakakadagdag preysiur din iyan. Kasi pag natalo, "Oto na, naging bato pa!" :o

McCoy
10-08-2009, 03:47 PM
^ Ma'am Ewe, hindi chismis 'yan.

Parang ayokong manalo ng kampeonato kung mas mahalaga sa koponan at mga manlalaro ang magka-auto kaysa sa itaguyod ang Pamantasan ng Silangan, magmumukhang mukhang pera lang tayo. Parang pinapalabas hindi pa sapat na dahilan na magkampeonato tayo para sa karangalan ni Lualhati, na hindi tayo bubuhos kung walang premyong auto.

Nakakahiyang minsang naging Red Warrior din ako kung ganyan ng mag-isip ang mga manlalaro ngayon...



mga Top players lang at hindi lahat bibigyan ng toyota vios pero meron din yun ibang player p250,000,00 each.
kahit papaano maganda rin motivation sa mga players yun ganyan incentives and for sure may pangako rin si MVP sa mga players ng Ateneo.

MargaretThrasher
10-08-2009, 06:12 PM
Congratulations to the UE Red Warriors for a game well played. See you in the off-season, and of course next year!

chez_moi
10-08-2009, 06:49 PM
Heartbreak Kids again of UAAP :'(

bangis
10-08-2009, 10:02 PM
Congrats UE for a great season. Sayang lang talaga. Was rooting for you.

Bangis

gabriel
10-09-2009, 06:39 AM
congrats to ateneo.

jembengzon
10-09-2009, 10:51 AM
well done to ue for the season :) you brought in a rookie head coach in lawrence chionson, lost james martinez to an pre-season ACL injury, and changed your style of play, but exceeded all expectations and made it to the finals, going the full 3 games. congratulations, you deserved to be in the finals this year. :)

kablooey
10-09-2009, 11:37 AM
Congratulations to the UE Red Warriors for putting up a gallant stand.

Coach Chongson has my respect. He is a good coach who everyone doubted but he proved everyone wrong by steering his team to the Finals and getting a huge win in game 2. He is a very classy guy. He told Lee to hold on to the ball in the final seconds and proceeded to congratulate the Ateneo team. That's something tough to order considering you're chipping points off the lead.

Thank you for the tough Finals. See you next year!

Wang-Bu
10-09-2009, 09:46 PM
Lumaban hanggang huli, walang binigay, walang binyahe.

Congratulations pa din sa mga Anak Ni Lualhati, pinakita ninyo ang tunay na laban ng mandirigma.

IGMA KADIMA! BOMBA UE!

warriorinourhearts
10-09-2009, 10:32 PM
Together we stand, divided we fall. ;D

next season hopefully we have james martinez.

SAMUEL RAZON, JUN RESOPA, ROY SUMAN welcome to the RED WARRIORS.


UE Red Warriors Still no.1 in our hearts.


GO UE!

warriorinourhearts
10-09-2009, 10:34 PM
double post

redlampard
10-10-2009, 12:33 AM
Together we stand, divided we fall. ;D

next season hopefully we have james martinez.

SAMUEL RAZON, JUN RESOPA, ROY SUMAN welcome to the RED WARRIORS.


UE Red Warriors Still no.1 in our hearts.


GO UE!


you mean Roy Sumang from the Letran Squires?

zoom2k7
10-10-2009, 05:51 AM
^ Ma'am Ewe, hindi chismis 'yan.

Parang ayokong manalo ng kampeonato kung mas mahalaga sa koponan at mga manlalaro ang magka-auto kaysa sa itaguyod ang Pamantasan ng Silangan, magmumukhang mukhang pera lang tayo. Parang pinapalabas hindi pa sapat na dahilan na magkampeonato tayo para sa karangalan ni Lualhati, na hindi tayo bubuhos kung walang premyong auto.

Nakakahiyang minsang naging Red Warrior din ako kung ganyan ng mag-isip ang mga manlalaro ngayon...



sir anong year po kayo naglaro...


thanks UE warriors season 72 specially sa mga graduating players thanks for the memories. . .=) elmer espiritu salamat sa mga alley oop dunks...hehehe

mighty_lion
10-10-2009, 11:15 AM
double post.

gabriel
10-11-2009, 11:34 AM
UE will lose its frontline next season: no more Elmer Espiritu and Pari Llagas.

Paul Lee returns next season, and he will be available up to Season 74.

UE better hope Roy Sumang is as good as advertised, ditto Sam Razon and Jun Resopa, or they will find the goings very tough in Season 73.


Sir Joe, what's Resopa's jersey number? because i saw some pics of UE Team-B, but there's no name at the back to identify them. except for Sam Razon, wears #30, and Adrian Santos #23 (former UE Jrs).

from the info i got, Resopa (6'5) can also shoot from beyond the arc. i think he made 4/6 against Ateneo-B. from the looks of it, he's like a taller version of Mark Borboran.

gabriel
10-11-2009, 11:41 AM
11/16 guys will return next year, plus Martinez. graduating this year are Espiritu, Llagas, Acuña, Lingganay, and Bandaying.

zoom2k7
10-12-2009, 02:09 AM
11/16 guys will return next year, plus Martinez. graduating this year are Espiritu, Llagas, Acuña, Lingganay, and Bandaying.


wala na pala si val...sayang...ang tagal ng nilagi nya sa team b..i remember 2003 pa lang nakikita ko na to sa ue e...part ata siya nun 2004 lineup...tapos naburo na sa team b....si bandaying naman didnt live up sa expectations sa kanya..napaka consistent ng 3s nya pag off season nun mga 2006, pag uaap mejo nawawala...well good luck sa kanilang lahat...

nasa atin pa pala si adrian santos..batchmate nila duran sa juniors to di ba?kala ko nag eac na rin...tumangkad na ba siya?last time na nakita ko to mga 6'1-6'2 pa siya...

Joescoundrel
10-12-2009, 10:25 AM
I was watching the UE-Arellano game yesterday at the side of the UE bench along with their two recruiters. UE has a lot to look forward to if the current B Team is any indication. Jun Resopa and Sam Razon are not spectacular but they are solid 4/5 types, both look legitimately 6'5". I wanted to see more of Adrian Santos though, since he's gotten taller, looks like a legit 6'5" now, lean but is better-muscled as well.

There at least two other perimeter players who looked like high-skill types, in the 6-foot to 6'2" range who run the floor end to end, can dribble-penetrate, shoot the long ball, handle and pass. The only thing they need to learn is how to use their off-hand, as both are overwhelmingly right-handed, and could not seem to get anything done with their left hands. Still, the high athletic ability is there and can serve as a foundation.






Gameface is Philippine Basketball

mighty_lion
10-12-2009, 10:34 AM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y251/duphaR007/DSC_0005.jpg

Sino yong #34?

gabriel
10-12-2009, 01:48 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y251/duphaR007/DSC_0005.jpg

Sino yong #34?


Keith yung first name n'ya, pero di ko alam yung family name.

gabriel
10-12-2009, 01:52 PM
mighty lion, nabasa ko yung post mo regarding #32 (at San Beda thread). mukha mahilig mag-DUNK yung bata ;D

Joescoundrel
10-12-2009, 01:56 PM
Mighty, Number 34 is Keith "Jun" Resopa, formerly a Letran Squire, he played against Rabeh Al-Hussaini and James Manganhas in high school.

I believe the Number 23 boy is Adrian Santos.

gabriel
10-12-2009, 02:04 PM
I was watching the UE-Arellano game yesterday at the side of the UE bench along with their two recruiters. UE has a lot to look forward to if the current B Team is any indication. Jun Resopa and Sam Razon are not spectacular but they are solid 4/5 types, both look legitimately 6'5". I wanted to see more of Adrian Santos though, since he's gotten taller, looks like a legit 6'5" now, lean but is better-muscled as well.

There at least two other perimeter players who looked like high-skill types, in the 6-foot to 6'2" range who run the floor end to end, can dribble-penetrate, shoot the long ball, handle and pass. The only thing they need to learn is how to use their off-hand, as both are overwhelmingly right-handed, and could not seem to get anything done with their left hands. Still, the high athletic ability is there and can serve as a foundation.

thank you for the scouting report, 'wag ka sana mag-sawa ;D

that's good news, for Adrian Santos (gaining a few more inches). i can only imagine him (6'4 - 6'5) slashing to the basket ;D

his inside moves, that's given. i think he needs to improve his outside shooting. a little tutoring form his older brother (Paeng Santos) will help him to be more versatile.

gabriel
10-12-2009, 02:06 PM
Mighty, Number 34 is Keith "Jun" Resopa, formerly a Letran Squire, he played against Rabeh Al-Hussaini and James Manganhas in high school.

I believe the Number 23 boy is Adrian Santos.


ok, Keith Resopa. yes, #23 is Adrian Santos.

gabriel
10-14-2009, 03:04 PM
link:
http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/home/sports/17116-chongsons-long-ride.html


Chongson’s long ride
Sports
Written by Rick Olivares / Bleachers’ Brew / bleachersbrew@gmail.com
SUNDAY, 11 OCTOBER 2009 20:50


April 2009

Lawrence Chongson is used to long rides. The 16-hour flight from Manila to Los Angeles taxed his University of the East (UE) Red Warriors team, but the infectious enthusiasm of the newly appointed head coach was like a rush of adrenaline before a big game. They were in the United States for a 17-day basketball training camp in California and to participate in the Easter Showcase tournament.

Chongson, who lived in California for a while and knew his way around, drove the hour’s stretch from LAX to downtown and straight to the Staples Center—home of the Lakers, Clippers and ice hockey’s Kings.

For many of his players, it was their first time abroad, more so inside an airplane, and Chongson served as an impromptu tour guide to this new experience. Outside the famed arena, the Red Warriors tripped all over themselves as they poured out of the bus for a photo-op in front of the statues of Angelino sports greats Magic Johnson, Oscar de la Hoya and Wayne Gretzky. In the meantime, the coach drove around Figueroa Street and Pico Boulevard a couple of times until his players were done.

“I’m used to driving,” explained the 46-year-old coach. “I’m used to doing odd jobs and the dirty work.”

As an assistant coach with the Tanduay Rhummakers in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Chongson drove for Rudy Hatfield, was asked to pick up game tapes, uniforms and just about everything. “My working hours were like a convenience store’s—24-7,” quipped the long-haired coach who has always deflected life’s harsh realities with a sense of humor. “It was degrading and humiliating. But sige lang....”

When he moved on to become head honcho for the Pangasinan Waves in the Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA), it was still the same—night trips, boat rides and late-night long drives to get from one playing venue to another.

Chongson never saw himself as an office manager, an accountant or a salesman. Basketball consumed him as a youngster and he knew that this was going to be his life. Even when he was cut during tryouts for the De La Salle Green Archers team under Derek Pumaren, it did not deter him from pursuing his goal.

October 2009

Two days after his Red Warriors were defeated by the Blue Eagles in Game 3 in the Season 72 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Finals, Chongson was still feeling lost and hurt by the loss. He was thinking of going to Boracay, Hong Kong or Thailand—he needed to withdraw from the game that he and his wards had given their heart, body and soul for seven long months.

Unintentionally that morning, he picked up a red adidas shirt that read in front: “Louisville [the American school] is a brotherhood.” Two days after the loss, he still wore his heart on his sleeve like a badge of courage.

Chongson plopped down on a cushioned seat at UCC Vienna Café along Connecticut Street in Greenhills still looking every bit the morning after. He picked up a broadsheet and immediately scanned the sports pages. There he spied a full-page ad by Gatorade congratulating the victorious Ateneo team, and the hurt metastasized. “That should be us in that ad,” he said in a drained voice.

Chongson reads everything that is written about him in the papers or online sites. Just as he can name every single National Basketball Association and PBA No. 1 overall pick through the years, he can recite the litany of shots and criticism leveled at him by every journalist and pseudo-sports writer in the country.

But if it hurts him, it’s double for his son Dale Martin, who absolutely adores and loves his father. So the father has to hide his pain and be strong for his son. You have to hear both the good and the bad, he would tell Dale repeatedly. “That’s life.” Besides, he uses the criticism as fuel for his drive to succeed in basketball and in life.

He began his coaching career in his mid-30s, late by any standard. Many say that he only got his opportunity because of his long-time friendship with Bong Tan Jr., the son of taipan Lucio. Chongson will credit his friend for opening the door, but he underscores that he has paid his dues by coaching in the MBA, the Southeast Asian Games, the National Basketball League with Air Philippines Bacolod, and in the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) with Bacchus Energy Drink, the Mail and More Comets and the Burger King Whoppers. His PBL teams have finished third on three occasions while his Allied Banking Corp. team has won several Bankers Athletic Association crowns. “That may not sound much, but for every successful coach, how many do not even win a title or two?” he reasoned out.

Season 72 is actually his second go-around with UE, as he previously served as an assistant to Itoy Esguerra in 2001.

Now at the helm, he’s been lambasted for playing a run-and-gun style that did not win anything for the Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings or Phoenix Suns, the modern game’s proponents. “But the Lakers and Ginebra have won with that style,” he quickly countered. “I analyzed what the team did right under its previous head coach and kept what worked and changed what did not. The alley-oop play is [former UE mentor] Dindo Pumaren’s. Everything else is not. I went with the strengths of my players. If I had a Rabeh Al-Hussaini obviously I would not use that style.”

The one thing he changed was the regimented style of the previous staff. He ate with his players and hung out with them. Andrei Tolentino, the long-time UE trainer who has served under three head coaches, offered an insight why Chongson got his team to play the kind of ball it did in the past season and defied odds by topping long-time nemesis FEU and DLSU en route to the finals. “Si coach, he speaks the language of the players.”

Elmer Espiritu, the high-flying forward-center who cracked the Mythical Selection for the first time in his career, concurred, “The results speak for themselves if you’re referring to coach. He maximized our potential.”

Paul Lee, the season’s Most Improved Player, was also named to the Mythical Five, and a third Red Warrior, Pari Llagas, nearly made it as well.

October 2008 and 2009

The fallout of UE’s stunning power failure in Season 71’s Final Four, where they were run off the court by a powerful Ateneo team en route to its fourth UAAP crown-saw swingman Val Acuña dismissed from the team. The sensitive player out of Isabela had his scholarship removed and told to find a job. A distraught Acuña approached Chongson for help.

Chongson at that time was happily coaching in the PBL. He gave the forward some money to enroll and finish out the semester. “You could use a diploma if your basketball career does not pan out,” he told the player.

A few months after that, Pumaren resigned and Chongson, to his surprise, was named head coach over former Recto icon Jerry Codiñera. He immediately reinstated Acuña.

The appointment was controversial and Chongson heard every brickbat hurled his way. The criticism had become even personal. It wasn’t just his lack of credentials or championships but also the long hair he wore. “Dindo, Glenn [Capacio] and Pido [Jarencio] had no previous head-coaching experience, but they were given the benefit of the doubt but I was not accorded the same. I guess I just had to work hard to prove them wrong.”

He was driven not just to earn a living to provide for his son, but also to give his players a title. “I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t do this also to gain respect. But my team and I are in this together. We believed in one another and carried one another to the Finals.”

He believed in fate as well and felt that nine was their lucky number this Season 72. He was the ninth head coach of UE after Roel Nadurata, who led the school to its last titles. This year was the school’s 63rd anniversary of its foundation, and the numbers six and three when added up equals nine. He was 45 years of age, and four plus five tallied nine. Gunner James Martinez wore jersey No. 9 that Espiritu later switched to before the season got under way. And to top it off, his UAAP official’s ID had the serial number “072.”

“What a coincidence, huh? But we still had to go out and win it,” he said.

With a 4-4 record in the early goings of Season 72, the calls for his head in Recto grew louder, but Chongson knew that his team would come back.

There was a precedent after all. That summer in the US, the team competed in the Easter Showcase and was 4-0 heading into the title game versus the Arizona All-Stars, a team of prep and juco stars who, although younger than the Filipinos, were significantly taller and more athletic. The Warriors stormed back from a 16-point deficit to tie the game with time down to 20 seconds and the ball in the American team’s hands.

During one last time-out, Chongson had his team switch from man-to-man to a zone for the first time that game. The move threw the opposing team in a quandary upon resumption of play. Acuña was able to swipe the ball, race downcourt and hit a running bank shot at the buzzer to win the game and the title.

So even with Ateneo up by 18 points in Game 3, Chongson still believed that his team could come back. They rallied to nearly upend both FEU and Ateneo early in the season, and they held to a glimmer of hope. But it was not to be.

As he made his way to the UE dugout after the singing of the school hymn, Chongson was fighting back the tears when Allan Caidic, who led the university to its last pair of titles in 1984 and 1985, caught up with him. The Triggerman congratulated him and the dam broke. Both men cried, and when Chongson entered the locker room, it was as if they were at a wake. Acuña gave his coach a tearful hug. No words were spoken.

Lawrence Chongson is used to long rides, but the one from Araneta Coliseum to Recto after Game 3 seemed interminable. Once they arrived in UE, there were some 200 to 300 faculty, students and supporters on hand to greet them.

“It’s hardly consolation, but we were still better than six other teams,” texted Bong Tan to Chongson.

In the aftermath of falling short of the ultimate goal, the accolades came not just for Espiritu and Lee, who had career seasons, but also for Chongson, who received glowing marks for his performance from fellow coaches and members of the media. And it left the coach one final thought: “I wanted to win for the school, for the boys and for myself. I wanted to be respected by my peers. But at the end of the day, I guess, it didn’t boil down to what others said but what we achieved, and we have to be grateful for what was given. Not many even reach this level.”

His mobile phone rang and it was Philippine Patriots manager Erick Arejola. He asked if he could get Acuña to suit up for them. Two days earlier, Lee was named to the Smart Gilas roster.

Chongson lit up another cigarette over a cup of coffee at UCC. “This should keep the boys and me hungry for another ride.”

cub
10-14-2009, 08:14 PM
Mighty, Number 34 is Keith "Jun" Resopa, formerly a Letran Squire, he played against Rabeh Al-Hussaini and James Manganhas in high school.

I believe the Number 23 boy is Adrian Santos.


Lumaki pa pala si Resopa (or was it Rosopa?). I remember him in the 2004 Jrs Finals vs. the Red Cubs. He's Tagarda's partner sa Squires which lost to the Red Cubs :)

zoom2k7
10-14-2009, 10:05 PM
The fallout of UE’s stunning power failure in Season 71’s Final Four, where they were run off the court by a powerful Ateneo team en route to its fourth UAAP crown-saw swingman Val Acuña dismissed from the team. The sensitive player out of Isabela had his scholarship removed and told to find a job. A distraught Acuña approached Chongson for help.


grabe naman tangalan ng scholarship....nakikita ko na tong si val 2003 pa sa school masipag mag ensayo to..saka loyal sa school imagine di siya umalis ng school para mag try out sa iba sch... 2005-2006 uaap ready na tong batang to... well 2004 nsa roster na talaga siya...dindo must be crazy. . . ilan taon nya binuro tong bata na to . . tapos at the end sisipain nya sa team bigla. . val maniwala ka lang sa sarili mo malayo mararating mo . .

Joescoundrel
10-15-2009, 10:16 AM
Lawrence Chongson almost became the next Pido Jarencio, i.e. the rookie coach who beat Norman Black in the UAAP Finals, but apparently Black learns lessons better than most. With all the euphoria surrounding the relative success of Chongson as the coach who led UE to the Finals in his first season, credit must also be given to his two current assistants, Nel Parado and Rene Baena. These are the two guys that really run the practices and run the set plays for the team. Their victory in Game 2 was because of the strategies and tactics devised by these two assistants. With the personnel they have coming in next season, Parado and Baena will have plenty of material to work with over this long off-season.

sa_pula
10-17-2009, 06:04 PM
Pwede bang isama sa puntirya si vigil ng jru?balita ko kasama daw sa pinagiisipan nyang skwelahan ang ue maliban sa dlsu at up. sana mag ue na lang sya. :)

naz-T
10-18-2009, 12:24 PM
^^^^^ Louie Vigil ng JRU light bombers, susunod kaya siya sa foot step ng mga former light bombers Elmer Espiritu and Mark Borboran. O matatauhan na kaya ang management ng JRU na marami na po produce ang High School team nila pero ang layo ng tingin nila na hindi nila nakikita yung mga nandyan na.

Benitez and Gatchalian

Former NCAA juniors Mythical Team Lithuania and Kabigting were two of the most sought after players of their batch but chose to stay with JRU. How are they now?

BJ Cipriano with Ateneo team B, Keith Agovida not with JRU anymore.

Louie Vigil and Joshua Saret kaya of this batch?

gabriel
10-18-2009, 03:56 PM
link:
http://bleachersbrew.blogspot.com/2009/10/smart-gilas-vs-burger-king-show-of.html
(click link to view full article)

Saturday, October 17, 2009
Smart Gilas vs Burger King: A Show of Aggression

Notes: Rabeh Al-Hussaini and Ryan Buenafe just had one practice with Smart Gilas and have not yet integrated into the system. Paul Lee as of yesterday said no to playing for the national team as he will concentrate on playing for UE in the Champions League and for Cobra Energy Drinks in the PBL. That's the official version. There's the unofficial one. Magi Sison missed the game because of classes at UP. Wynne Arboleda... I understand why he attacked the fan, but you also can't fault the fan because the fouls that he and his teammates were giving weren't just hard but really hurtful. Remember Arboleda's assault followed his undercutting Baracael on the fastbreak. But to ban him for life... hindi naman siguro. But it's been crazy. Marlou Aquino, Danny Ildefonso, some college fans from two different schools haranguing Joe Lipa. Man... Al-Hussaini went up against his brother Carlo Sharma in the first offensive set of Gilas in the second quarter. Rabeh faked off Carlo but missed his shot. The two scored 2 points apiece but not against each other. Thanks for the cool greet yesterday, Carlo! What a game by Jayvee Casio and Chris Tiu for Gilas and Beau Belga and Ronjay Buenafe for BK. Nasty crossover by Ronjay! Whoa!

Sam Miguel
10-21-2009, 12:34 AM
It seems the UE recruitment machine is now going deeper underground in order to sniff out the diamonds-in-the-rough of the smaller leagues and tournaments. That's a page they took from FEU, who has brought in the likes of Escaminiano from Lyceum Subic and Manalo from MMC, both of whom were on the Season 72 UAAP roster for the Tamaraws. They have Sam Razon out of Informatics by way of NCBA. I wonder if we will soon see other undiscovered gems brought over to CM Recto...

sa_pula
10-21-2009, 08:48 AM
Mukhang malabo si vigil. ngMVP na eh sigurado mataas na value nito. baka mag dlsu or ateneo na to.

naz-T
10-23-2009, 01:36 PM
Parang over loaded na ang ADMU at DLSU sa position ni Vigil na 2-3