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Joescoundrel
07-23-2009, 02:05 PM
Newcomer Fatima University came from 20 points down to outlast perennial contender New Era University 78 - 77 in overtime, giving head coach and former PBA player Rency Bajar his first official victory in the NAASCU.

Both teams came out very tentative and overeager, as the first period turned into a mess of turnovers, sloppy passing, and slipping and sliding, compounded by humidity in the ancient Pasay Sports Center. Early afternoon rains did nothing to help alleviate the slipping and sliding. The first period ended at a grade school-age group like score of 9-4 in favor of New Era.

With rotund 6'3" center Mike Lopez, 5'9" guard Jun Castillo and shifty 6'2" swingman Symon Santos on the firing end, the Hunters of head coach Adonis Tierra errected the 30-13 lead late into the second period. Tierra's boys just barely missed the Final 4 last season and are dark horses again this season.

That lead ballooned to as much as 44-24 late in the third period, as Bajar's boys just could not seem to sustain any kind of run. Anytime the Phoenix threatened, the Hunters had an answer. Lopez and burly 6'4" power forward Boy Sevilla were even taunting the Phoenix players as well as the Fatima gallery with roughhouse tactics and swinging elbows.

In the payoff fourth period though it became an altogether different contest. Better defense and rebounding for the Phoenix got the key stops on one end, but poor foul shooting threatened to blunt their rally. 6'2" forward Easy Lover "Ace" San Juan, 6'2" forward-center Randy Basco, 5'8" pointguard Lester Panes, 6'3" center Ralph Monserat and 6'1" swingman Paolo Guidaben, put together a searing rally that erased the New Era lead. Guidaben hit the go-ahead trey from the corner with Santos in his face to make it 62-61 for Fatima. He then made it 64-61 with a steal and a transition layup.

Stunned shitless, New Era sued for time and were all over the referees. By this time the roughhousing duo of Lopez and Sevilla had fouled out after numerous warnings by the game officials. Santos tied the count with a last-second layup at 65-all after Panes missed three out of four freethrows on the Fatima end sending the game into overtime.

In the extra period it looked like it would be more of the same. Possessions were being bled for and freethrows were being missed. Santos made it 75-all with time under a minute and a half. Fatima however just proved steadier in the dying seconds, and they made sure no miracles would be forthcoming for the Hunters to hang on for the final count.

Bedlam ensued when the final buzzer sounded, as the upstart Phoenix completed one hell of a debut against an experienced and talented foe. "We showed na may puso tayo, na hindi tayo bumibitaw, but we also have to learn from our mistakes," said Bajar in the post-game huddle.

AMA, the Season 6 champion, is up next for the Phoenix.

Joescoundrel
07-23-2009, 02:10 PM
NAASCU Season 9 Elimination Round Schedule

Fatima Phoenix

18 July Saturday, Pasay Sports Complex

Fatima versus New Era, Seniors, 2:00 PM

19 July Sunday, UM Gym

Fatima versus STI, Juniors, 2:00 PM

20 July Monday, Pasay Sports Complex

Fatima versus AMA, Seniors, 2:00 PM

22 July Wednesday, CEU Gym

Fatima versus Lyceum Subic, Seniors, 2:30 PM

25 July Saturday, UM Gym

Fatima versus CEU, Seniors, 3:30 PM

26 July Sunday, San Sebastian Cavite Gym

Fatima versus San Sebastian Cavite, Seniors, 5:30 PM

27 July Monday, UM Gym

Fatima versus St Clare, Juniors, 12:30 PM

29 July Wednesday, UM Gym

Fatima versus St Clare, Seniors, 12:30 PM

1 August Saturday, New Era Gym

Fatima versus U Makati, Seniors, 12:30 PM

3 August Monday, Subic Bay Gym

Fatima versus U Manila, Seniors, 4:00 PM

4 August Tuesday, UM Gym

Fatima versus Informatics, Juniors, 11:00 AM

5 August Wednesday, UM Gym

Fatima versus STI, Seniors, 11:00 AM

8 August Saturday, UM Gym

Fatima versus PL Pasay, Seniors, 12:30 PM

19 August Monday, Pasay Sports Complex

Fatima versus Informatics, Seniors, 8:00 AM

11 August Tuesday, UM Gym

Fatima versus U Makati, Juniors, 11:00 AM

13 August Thursday, UM Gym

Fatima versus AMA, Juniors, 11:00 AM

Joescoundrel
07-23-2009, 02:13 PM
OUR LADY OF FATIMA UNIVERSITY PHOENIX

Head Coach: Mr. Renzy Bajar
Asst. Coach: Mr. Ralph Emerson Rivera
Consultant: Mr. Pepe Sanchez

David, Raymond 5'7" Guard
Ladao, Alexander Jr. 5'8" Guard
Aque, Mark 6'2" Forward
Mina, Mark Bryan 6'4" Center
Panes, Lester 5'7" Guard
Valdevilla, Carl 6'1" Swingman
Culala, Joal 5'8" Pointguard
Lacbayan, Daryl 5'9" Guard
Basco, Randy 6'2" Forward-Center
Monserat, Ralph 6'3" Center-Forward
Monserat, Gaylord 6'1" Forward
Palima, Mark 5'8" Guard
Zapanta, Robin 5'7" Pointguard
San Juan, Easy Lover 6'1" Forward
Guidaben, Paolo 6'0" Swingman

Joescoundrel
07-23-2009, 02:17 PM
For a first-timer in the major varsity wars, the Phoenix have been learning things the hard way. After a big opening day victory over New Era, the got blown away by some 29 points against 2006 champion AMA Computer University. Unable to execute and getting abandoned by their perimeter shooting, the Phoenix struggled through that blowout win. Staying with arm's length from periods one to three, the Phoenix seemed to run completely out of gas in the payoff fourth period as the Titans erected their first 20-point lead at 64-44. AMA only kept pouring it on even as Fatima tried in vain to get their outside game going.

Joescoundrel
07-23-2009, 02:29 PM
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Paolo Guidaben, nephew of PBA legend Abet Guidaben, in action versus New Era

Joescoundrel
07-23-2009, 02:34 PM
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Up and coming Fatima juniors star AJ Perea led the way versus STI 75-57

Joescoundrel
07-23-2009, 02:40 PM
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You can catch Fatima's top cheerleader at the games.

Joescoundrel
07-23-2009, 02:41 PM
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She's 5'9" and also a volleyball player.

Mhel_Garrido
07-23-2009, 11:06 PM
aba aba parang nang hahamon mag labas ng picture ah hehe

Joescoundrel
07-24-2009, 09:25 AM
^ Sige nga, maglabas ka nga, maglabas ka nga!

Ng picture ha... ;D

Papa Mhel baka meron ka from opening ceremonies.

BigBlue
07-24-2009, 10:19 AM
OUR LADY OF FATIMA UNIVERSITY PHOENIX

Head Coach: Mr. Renzy Bajar
Asst. Coach: Mr. Ralph Emerson Rivera
Consultant: Mr. Pepe Sanchez

David, Raymond 5'7" Guard
Ladao, Alexander Jr. 5'8" Guard
Aque, Mark 6'2" Forward
Mina, Mark Bryan 6'4" Center
Panes, Lester 5'7" Guard
Valdevilla, Carl 6'1" Swingman
Culala, Joal 5'8" Pointguard
Lacbayan, Daryl 5'9" Guard
Basco, Randy 6'2" Forward-Center
Monserat, Ralph 6'3" Center-Forward
Monserat, Gaylord 6'1" Forward
Palima, Mark 5'8" Guard
Zapanta, Robin 5'7" Pointguard
San Juan, Easy Lover 6'1" Forward
Guidaben, Paolo 6'0" Swingman



Seryoso bang EASY LOVER ang given name nya????? sounds like a character from Semi-Pro (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0839980/)!! :D

chinito_guy
07-24-2009, 10:22 AM
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You can catch Fatima's top cheerleader at the games.


wow she's HOT.... more pics! more! :D

Joescoundrel
07-24-2009, 04:57 PM
OUR LADY OF FATIMA UNIVERSITY PHOENIX

Head Coach: Mr. Renzy Bajar
Asst. Coach: Mr. Ralph Emerson Rivera
Consultant: Mr. Pepe Sanchez

David, Raymond 5'7" Guard
Ladao, Alexander Jr. 5'8" Guard
Aque, Mark 6'2" Forward
Mina, Mark Bryan 6'4" Center
Panes, Lester 5'7" Guard
Valdevilla, Carl 6'1" Swingman
Culala, Joal 5'8" Pointguard
Lacbayan, Daryl 5'9" Guard
Basco, Randy 6'2" Forward-Center
Monserat, Ralph 6'3" Center-Forward
Monserat, Gaylord 6'1" Forward
Palima, Mark 5'8" Guard
Zapanta, Robin 5'7" Pointguard
San Juan, Easy Lover 6'1" Forward
Guidaben, Paolo 6'0" Swingman



Seryoso bang EASY LOVER ang given name nya????? sounds like a character from Semi-Pro (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0839980/)!! :D


BigBlue, yes, that is indeed his given name as indicated in his birth certificate. His nickname is "Ace".

Sam Miguel
07-26-2009, 01:56 PM
Fatima University blew a big first quarter lead, went through a long dry spell in the middle quarters, and then put together a big finishing kick to hack out the 72 - 70 victory over Centro Escolar yesterday at the ancient University of Manila gymnasium.

Up by as much as 15 points in the first quarter, the Phoenix of Coach Rency Bajar suddenly broke down on both ends of the floor, allowing the Scorpions of new Coach Mon Jose to seize the 46-36 lead midway through the third quarter. Former San Beda Red Cubs standout Leeward Lobaton led the CEU assault as he nailed back-to-back three-pointers and had two crucial steals in that stretch.

Fatima however came back on the strength of the defensive efforts of team captain Randy Basco, Paolo Guidaben and super athletic Ralph Monserat. Tightening up on defense, the Phoenix forced five straight CEU turnovers in the last two minutes. Monserat then split a pair of freethrows to give the lead back to Fatima at 71-70, time down to 23 seconds. Carl Valdevilla collared the long rebound off the Monserat miss and inexplicably went for a quick drive and shot. Valdevilla was subsequently called for a charging foul and got an earful from coaching director Jose Sanchez.

Fatima however made the crucial stops on the defensive end and Lester Panes sealed the win with a freethrow of his own.

Guidaben, nephew of PBA legend Abet, led the Phoenix with 16 points while Monserat had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Basco had nine points to go with his 12 boards.

Lobaton had a game-high 18 points on 4-6 shooting from three-point range.

Joescoundrel
07-28-2009, 09:31 AM
Fatima remained unbeaten in junior division competitions with a sound 81 - 69 bashing of St Clare College yesterday at the steamy UM Gym.

Both teams started out very tentative and could not get into any rhythm in the opening period. Miscues, slips on the ill-maintained floor and butter fingers were all the rage throughout the first 10 minutes of play. Forwards Kim Balabbo and Harlie Diego couldn't get a good grip at all. Neither team was shooting particularly well as well with players from both sides complaining about the slippery new ball.

Fatima eventually seized the lead at 12-11 on a drive by guard JR Teodoro, a former San Juan National High School star. Joseph Marquez, another San Juan star, came off the bench late in the first period and also put in immeidate contributions, particularly off the boards and on defense in the lane.

Midway through the third period, the Junior Phoenix opened up their first double-digit lead at 46-36 behind the transition attacks and dribble-penetrations of Teodoro, guard Larry Rivera and forwards AJ Perea and Chris Lugtu. It didn't help the St Clare cause that their perimeter game wasn't clicking.

In the payoff fourth period it was pretty much an all-Fatima show, as guard Dan Alberto got going on the fastbreak. Things however took a turn for the violent when a little pushing and shoving got out of hand with about 1:40 left in the game. St Clare forward Jun Federez got into a little too much elbow music with Marquez. Soon enough one of Federez's teammates charged from the bench to confront Marquez. Rather stupidly, Fatima centers Edison Torres, Joshua Khan and Cyrel Reodava took the bait and also charged the court.

Game officials took control soon enough and restored order. Torres, Khan and Reodava were all thrown out, as were Federez and two more St Clare bench scrubs. All six players are facing the distinct possibility of a one-game suspension.

When the game resumed Fatima kept up the pressure as Alberto made it 80-61. Careless end-game passing and a refusal to obey the coaches however saw the lead whittled down all the way to the final score.

Kid Cubao
08-04-2009, 01:18 PM
from the scoundrel news network:

the fatima juniors team continued their winning streak by outlasting the defending juniors champ informatics to the tune of 70-64.

Sam Miguel
08-11-2009, 08:02 PM
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Ralph Monserat in transition versus UM.

With their come-from-behind victory over Informatics yesterday, the Fatima Phoenix are now 5-5 and knocking on the door to the next round of NAASCU Season 9.

bchoter
08-18-2009, 11:33 PM
^ Sige nga, maglabas ka nga, maglabas ka nga!

Ng picture ha... ;D

Papa Mhel baka meron ka from opening ceremonies.
Ang tagal!

Joescoundrel
09-09-2009, 09:26 PM
Fatima beat the shit out of AMA to cop second place in their inaugural campaign in the NAASCU Season 9 junior division 89 - 60.

Joescoundrel
01-31-2010, 02:34 PM
Fatima had the upset of the day over St Benilde.

St Benilde looked set to have a cake walk over the 6th placer in the recently concluded NAASCU tournament. Veterans Gelo Montecastro and Mac Abolucion led a flurry of transition opportunities for the Blazers right in the opening period. But the Phoenix fought back behind forward Randy Basco, center Ralph Monserat and guards Dexter Rosales and Robin Zapanta.

The Blazers of head coach Richard Del Rosario however were still pretty much in control throughout most of the first half, with Robbie Manalac and Jan Tan imposing themselves in the lane. Swingmen Mark De Guzman and Carlo Lastimosa were also getting their licks in on the slash and finding the big men for dump passes along the baseline.

Zapanta however went on a tear from three-point range as the Phoenix of head coach and ABL mainstay Rency Bajar took the lead at 30-29 late in the second period. Fatima nevber really looked back from that point as the Blazers seemed to lose their bearings.

In the crucial third period, Zapanta and the rest of the Phoenix kept pouring it on, as Fatima built its biggest lead at 54-43, prompting Del Rosario to sue for time. St Benilde was getting some good looks through great ball movement coming from Abolucion and Montecastro, but they just were not converting, missing a couple of gimme layups and short stabs.

Fatima meanwhile was getting some lucky breaks as Darryl Basa, Jon Cunanan, Mark Aque and Lester Panes got in on the act. Basco was also outworking the bigger Benilde big men off both boards with superior positioning and extension to gather in the caroms.

De Guzman and Abolucion tried to bring Benilde back into it and brought the Blazers within 60-62. But Zapanta, Cunanan, Monserat and Basco all helped to carve out some separation anew at 68-60 for the Phoenix. Steadier execution down the stretch settled the final score.

Zapanta had 23 points on five three-pointers, while Abolucion had 16 for St Benilde.






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Joescoundrel
02-09-2010, 12:29 AM
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Joescoundrel
02-09-2010, 12:30 AM
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Joescoundrel
02-09-2010, 12:31 AM
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Joescoundrel
02-09-2010, 12:33 AM
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Gameface is Philippine Basketball

bchoter
03-09-2010, 08:31 PM
Kumusta ang mga prized recruits natin?

sash
06-29-2010, 02:19 PM
Hey I am trying to find a school that fits for a good swingman from Chicago, IL that i have been watching play in The MBT with Siemens SIS. Black american 6ft3 tall athletic but has apprently been nursing and playing with a bad back. I heard he was supposed to go to CSB but due to the residence rules with the UAAP and NCAA decided not to play college basketball here..But he is a really good player, scoreds at will, can post up, face the basket and has a soft touch, although it looks like the bad back slows him down a little and makes him move wit an awkward motion..Good steal for whomever grabs him.

Joescoundrel
06-30-2010, 10:42 AM
^^^ If your guy isn't into studying he'd probably be better off trying out with any of the PBL-Liga teams. Go to the PBA or Liga forums to get details.

As for the Phoenix everyone should watch out for a new young player, only 18 years old, who will be suiting up for Fatima this season. He is a 6-foot-3 forward who should remind people of Arvie Bringas.

sash
07-16-2010, 12:12 PM
Hi, No he actually wants to be in a good education and basketball program. Eductaion is a priority.

Joescoundrel
01-06-2011, 09:02 AM
Happy New Year from the Fr Martin Cup!

All of these schedules will be played at Arellano Gym in Manila

Sunday January 9 starting at 9:00 AM - - -

Adamson v NU (Women)
UP v Fatima (Women)
JRU v Letran (Men)
TIP v Rogationist (Men)

Saturday January 15 starting at 9:00 AM - - -

CEU v Lasalle (Women)
UE v Lasalle (Men)
CEU v Adamson (Men)
Fatima v JRU (Men)

Sunday January 16 starting at 9:00 AM - - -

Fatima v St Benilde (Women)
NU B v St Benilde B (Men)
NU A v St Benilde A (Men)
Rogationist v STI B (Men)

Saturday January 22 starting at 9:00 AM - - -

St Benilde v CEU (Women)
Adamson v Letran (Men)
UE v San Beda (Men)
Fatima v Rogationist (Men)
EAC v Informatics (Men)

Joescoundrel
04-18-2011, 01:56 PM
Fatima, repesenting the province of Rizal, beat Davao in the 2011 PRISAA, congratulations to the Phoenix.

Joescoundrel
02-09-2012, 09:35 AM
Men's Quarterfinals ___

Saturday February 11 at Trinity - - -

10:00 - Lyceum v Letran
11:30 - NU v Fatima
1:00 - San Beda v FEU

Thursday February 16 at San Beda - - -

2:00 - Arellano v UE