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09-17-2009, 06:22 PM
alam niyo ba kung sino sino ang mga import ng adu sa season 73?o si Austin Manyara lang ang import nila?

09-17-2009, 09:03 PM
???guam boys!???

10-10-2009, 08:26 AM
the guam imports are william stinnett & seve susuico..only one of them can be lined up next year

10-14-2009, 11:10 AM
^ I'd take Austin Manara and Brian Stignette. Randy Susuico is a big and burly 6'4" 235-pound center with limited skills. Manara can do everything Susuico can do PLUS he's a legit 6'6" and 205 pounds with a 36-inch vertical leap and nearly-seven foot arm span. Stignette looks legitimately 6-feet tall and can play up to three positions, although he seems to be a natural pointguard, one of those scoring pointguard types who can advance the ball against pressure and break down defenses with his dribble-penetration.

10-14-2009, 12:22 PM
Scary pala ang AdU next season.

12-13-2009, 09:42 AM
Fr Martin Action was typically hot on a warm December day yesterday at the La Consolacion gym in Manila. Unfortunately it was a very bad day for NAASCU teams.

NCAA newcomer Arellano came back from a listless first half to down NAASCU power STI College 75-61 for their third straight victory. STI played very solid on-ball defense in the first half only to succumb to the dreaded press of Arellano in the second half.

Miggy Maniego and Mike Silungan led a balanced attack for State University as the Fighting Maroons beat up Informatics 77-57. It was no contest right from the get-go as UP moved the ball way to good for the sluggish Informatics halfcourt defense. A few more transition baskets put the game away for the Maroons. Maniego had 13 points to lead all scorers while Silungan added 11.

NCAA champion San Sebastian leaned on their two super rookies - Calvin Abueva and Ian Sangalang - to rip Centro Escolar 90-69. It was the second straight blowout victory for the mighty Golden Stags. CEU was never really in this game as the veteran Stags didn't let the Pink Scorpions put up a fight. Abueva had 23 points and nine boards while Sangalang added 22 with 10 rebounds and three blocks.

Adamson took home their first victory of this tournament as they out-steadied Fatima University 77-66. 6'6" African import Austin Manara pretty much had his way with the much smaller Phoenix frontline to lead the Falcons with 23 points and 11 rebounds.

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01-13-2010, 01:49 PM
Saturday January 16 at Lyceum Gym, Intramuros Manila

9:00 AM - STI versus FEU
10:30 AM - AMA versus Informatics
12:00 NN - Perpetual versus Fatima (Battle of the Mama Mary Schools!)
1:30 PM - Lyceum versus CEU
3:00 PM - Arellano A versus Adamson

Sunday January 17 at FEU Gym, R Papa Manila

10:30 AM - FEU versus JRU
12:00 NN - San Sebastian versus Mapua A
1:30 PM - Arellano B versus UP
3:00 PM - St Benilde versus San Beda

Saturday January 23 at Arellano Gym, Legarda Manila

9:00 AM - Informatics versus Arellano B
10:30 AM - Letran versus EAC
12:00 NN - Mapua B versus Fatima
1:30 PM - Lyceum versus San Sebastian
3:00 PM - Adamson versus FEU

Sunday January 24 at FEU Gym

9:00 AM - Mapua A versus UP
10:30 AM - Mapua B versus San Beda
12:00 NN - Perpetual versus St Benilde
1:30 PM - JRU versus Arellano A
3:00 PM - CEU versus AMA

Saturday January 30 at Arellano Gym

9:00 AM - Adamson versus STI
10:30 AM - Mapua A versus Letran
12:00 NN - St Benilde versus JRU
4:00 PM San Beda versus FEU (to be played at San Beda Gym as part of San Beda College FROLICS DAY)

Sunday January 31 at FEU Gym

9:00 AM - AMA versus UP
10:30 AM - Arellano A versus Mapua B
12:00 NN - Fatima versus St Benilde

All schedules may be subject to change without prior notice

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01-14-2010, 02:58 PM
Falcons hope to finally soar with Kenyan import
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The Adamson University Falcons, a team known for countless setbacks than victories, is hoping to change its fortunes in this year’s Universities Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) cage wars.

And Adamson coach Leo Austria is hoping that a mainstay of Kenya’s Under-20 national basketball team will help the Falcons finally take their flight in UAAP Season 73.

Kenya’s Austin Manyara has just completed his two-year residency and is now ready to suit up against the other squads that are also beefed up by their own foreign players.

“We’re pretty excited in the coming season," said Adamson coach Leo Austria. “We like our chances now with Austin (Manyara) playing for us."

Manyara is a versatile 6-foot-6 forward and could be the Falcons’ much-awaited savior in ending more than three decades of frustration.

“Austin can play three different positions (small and power forward, and center). We believe we have strengthened our frontline with him around. Our objective is to make it to the Final Four, because once you get there, anything can happen," added Austria, who gave up his coaching post with the Welcoat Dragons in the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) to take over the Falcons’ basketball program in 2008.

But while Adamson made a minor upgrade on its roster, Austria believes the other teams are still getting better using their strong recruitment program.

“Ateneo has a strong recruitment program like La Salle," said Austria. “National University will have two Cameroonians playing this season and will have a new coach so expect some improvement on this team."

It’s been more than three decades since Adamson soared on top of the UAAP basketball tournament when Hector Calma led the Falcons to the 1977 title. – GMANews.TV

01-23-2010, 09:42 AM
Last Saturday was particularly muggy at the Lyceum Gym, but the action was even hotter.

In the featured game, Adamson showed lots of end-game poise and a determined defensive stance in the second half to upend Arellano 60-57.

Down by as much as 15 late in the first period, the Falcons came back behind King Importante, Lucio Margallo, Lester Alvarez and Jeric Canada. They tightened up on defense in the second half and started getting out on their own transition game. With African import Austin Manara tending the inside, the Falcons found the fuel for their fastbreak.

Arellano was having its way thanks to their patented run-and-gun offense, as Adrian Celada, Ice Ciriacruz, Ed Rivera and Ian Virtudazo busted out on transition practically at will.

Canada had 11 points in a well-spread offense for Adamson, while Virtudazo led all scorers with 14 markers.

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01-23-2010, 09:56 AM
Austin Manara is tall, long-limbed, agile and very athletic. Unfortunately he has quite a ways to go in terms of being a difference-making superstar, certainly he is not the guy by which the Falcons will live and die. In the ongoing Fr Martin Open he has seen maybe 18-20 minutes of action, mostly off the bench. He gets most of his rebounds on sheer length and leap, still does not position himself that well, evidenced by his inability to keep Arellano center Ed Rivera out of that guy's own sweet spots on the left box. Considering Rivera is some two inches shorter and 20 pounds lighter than Manara, that cannot be good news. Plus Manara still cannot make a freethrow, meaning he is a liability in tight situations, and can become victim of a hack-attack strategy.

On the plus side, you really cannot teach height and athleticism. Manara can jump out of the gym, run fast going both ways, has a lot of fighting heart and never gives up on a play. If and when he learns better positioning and maybe make even just 2-out of every-3 freethrows then he will be well on his way to genuine superstar status.

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01-24-2010, 03:51 PM
Another close win for Adamson, another close loss by FEU. Adamson survived an ugly, beat-down game against FEU to escape with the 54-52 victory in ongoing FMC Open action at the Arellano Gym in Legarda.

FEU could not put its superior size and athleticism against Adamson. Alex Nuyles and Jeric Canada were simply carving up the FEU defense with their speed and athleticism. In the highly-anticipated match-up of the two African imports, Pipo Nuondoo had the better stats but Austin Manara came away with the more important W. Canada gave the Falcons their first double-digit lead at 30-19 early in the third period with a hyper-speed slash to the rack.

Manara also teamed up with Guam import Brian Susuico to provide solid interior defense and rebounding for the Falcons of head coach Leo Austria. Susuico, a burly 6'5" and 230 pounds, has improved dramatically from a year and a half ago, and is now a presence in the paint for Adamson. Manara at a long-limbed 6'6" has all the athletic prowess to be a difference-maker once he works on getting his fundamentals down pat, especially his funky shot mechanics.

FEU fought back behind the strength inside of Reil Cervantes and the perimeter genius of RR Garcia. Paul Sanga however was not finding his range, and outside of Garcia, no other FEU pointguard was getting the job done. Their pick-and-roll offense however was not materializing in the high triangle offense and Garcia had to bail them out with one-on-one plays.

In the end-game, Canada scored on a difficult layup off a high pick-and-roll while Cervantes botched two freethrows with only three seconds left to seal the Adamson victory.

Garcia had more than half the FEU output with a game-high 27 points but got little to no help from his guys, while Nuyles had 18 for the Falcons.

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03-07-2010, 05:54 PM
Austin Manara didn't play in Adamson's loss to San Beda in the FMC semifinals.

Regular Grey
03-08-2010, 08:19 AM

03-08-2010, 08:29 PM

Siguro gusto ni Coach Leo ay bigyan ng time yung ibang players. Para hindi umasa kay Manara. And remember, FMC pa lang ito. OK lang kahit matalo. Sa UAAP dapat nila seryosohin.

Regular Grey
03-10-2010, 01:01 PM
Dapat si Hector pinalaro din ;D

03-10-2010, 03:18 PM
Si Hector "the Director" Calma ba or si Hector "the Heckler"? My GOD, kung ako taga Adamson medyo mahihiya ako sa mamang ito. Pero grabe ang dedication niya for the team. Kahit nung game ng Adamson Women's basket eh andun siya.

Some Bedan fans actually are irritated with him last game ;D

03-11-2010, 12:30 PM

Siguro gusto ni Coach Leo ay bigyan ng time yung ibang players. Para hindi umasa kay Manara. And remember, FMC pa lang ito. OK lang kahit matalo. Sa UAAP dapat nila seryosohin.

Mali. With all due respect, hindi dapat excuse na off-season tournament lang ang sinalihan kaya okay lang matalo. Dapat tandaan ang mga torneo na katulad ng fr. martin's ay dapat gamitin para ma-kundisyon ang mga manlalaro. Siguro naman ayaw nila maging habit ang matalo sa off-season games baka madala nila sa UAAP diba? ;-)

03-11-2010, 01:35 PM
^ Pero based dun sa game, lumaban naman ang Adamson. Problema lang ay hindi sila nakasabay sa third at fourth. Kung ano man rason sa pagbangko nin Manara (injury?, tactical decision?), di ko alam sa coach. What I like about Adamson is that the bench contributed like Camson, Margallo?

Matagal pa UAAP season. Me NSL at FilOil Flying V. What is important is you peaked at the right time. And for a semis finish for Adamson in FMC is already an achievement.

03-11-2010, 08:25 PM
^ Good one. I humbly concede to your observation... ;)

04-06-2010, 09:55 PM
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07-12-2010, 08:37 AM
From Inquirer Sports - - -

FEU Tams nip Eagles; Falcons trip Bulldogs

By Jasmine W. Payo

MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University wasted no time backing up its tag as tournament favorite by downing back-to-back champion Ateneo de Manila University right on its first assignment Sunday.

The Tamaraws dealt the Blue Eagles their first opening-game loss in five years, 72-69, to join the early leaders in the 73rd UAAP men’s basketball competition at the jampacked Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

“We’re lucky that we won this game even with 21 turnovers [against Ateneo’s 11],” said FEU coach Glenn Capacio. “We were up against the champion team and I’m just happy that our team didn’t fold up in the endgame.”

RR Garcia, the second-year guard whom Capacio described as “super,” matched his career-high 25 points, hitting the key baskets when the game was on the line.

Garcia completed a key three-point play that pushed the Tamaraws ahead, 70-67, with 1:19 minutes remaining, and then added a free throw for 71-69, with 12 seconds left, after a jumper by Ateneo’s Ryan Buenafe trimmed the gap, 70-69.

Ateneo had a chance to tie the game, but Nico Salva missed an undergoal attempt in the dwindling seconds.

Adamson University joined the early winners with a 60-54 triumph over National University in the first game.

The Falcons’ veteran forwards stepped up as Eric Camson posted a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Janus Lozada and Jan Colina shot 11 markers each.

“We didn’t really shoot the basket well from the outside,” said Ateneo coach Norman Black. “We played hard; it’s just that we also played against a very good team.”

The last time Ateneo dropped an opening game was against fierce rival De La Salle University, 60-78, on July 10, 2005.

It was also the first time FEU prevailed over Ateneo in two years since July 31, 2008, when the Tamaraws took a 72-66 decision.

Adamson also posted its first opening-day victory in five years since the Falcons downed the Bulldogs, 116-103, on July 10, 2005.

“We’ve been running our offense for two years, so I told them there’s no way that [the veterans] would still struggle,” said coach Leo Austria of his Falcons.

La Salle and University of Santo Tomas pulled off upsets against separate opponents last Saturday.

Both Adamson and NU unveiled their African recruits, but it was the Bulldogs’ Emmanuel Mbe who had a stronger debut.

Mbe, a 6-foot-7 center from Cameroon, had eight points, 11 rebounds and a pair of blocks.

In women’s action, last year’s MVP Amby Almazan shot 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead defending champion Adamson to an 84-53 rout of La Salle at the FilOil-Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

The Lady Bulldogs clobbered the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons, 69-56.

FEU coasted to a 72-55 win over UST while Ateneo drubbed University of the East, 74-59, in other women’s games earlier at the Big Dome.

Sam Miguel
07-16-2010, 09:14 AM
From Jasmine Payo, Inquirer Sports - - -

Eagles Survive; Archers Fumble

Ateneo de Manila University went through some anxious moments for the second straight game but this time, the Blue Eagles hang tough to score their first win in the 73rd UAAP men’s basketball competition Thursday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

Emman Monfort shone in the homestretch to tow Ateneo to its first victory, a nail-biting 69-66 decision over the hard-fighting Adamson University Falcons.

Monfort canned six free throws in the dwindling seconds, the last two with 6.7 ticks left to keep the Eagles on top after the Falcons had trimmed the lead to just a point, 67-66, with an Alex Nuyles jumper.

“I think Adamson is one of the most difficult teams [to beat] in the league,” said Ateneo coach Norman Black. “We always have a hard time against them. They match up well with us, mainly because of their [big men].”

National University, though, spoiled De La Salle University’s bid to grab the solo lead with a 59-55 upset in the second game.

All four teams wound up with similar 1-1 records.

Emmanuel Mbe, a 6-foot-5 rookie from Cameroon, got the Bulldogs off to a strong start, burying 10 in the first quarter on the way to 21 points on top of 19 rebounds and one blocked shot.

“I just did my job and I’m proud of it,” said Mbe, one of three Africans seeing action in the league this season.

Jewel Ponferrada also stepped up in the final quarter, scoring all of his eight points in the last seven minutes to help the Bulldogs fend off a late La Salle rally.

“We tried to execute well as a team,” said new Bulldogs coach Eric Gonzales. “Our goal is still to be the No. 1 defensive team in the league.”

Kirk Long shot a team-high 12 points, while Nico Salva had 10 points, 11 rebounds and three assists as the back-to-back champion Eagles recovered from their opening-day 72-69 loss to the Far Eastern University Tamaraws last Sunday.

Eric Camson had a chance to win the game for the Falcons, but missed a three-point attempt at the buzzer.

“We went into this season knowing that the first two games we’re going to play are probably against two of the top teams,” said Black. “I have a lot of respect for Adamson. They’re 10-players deep and they’re well coached.”

The Eagles stretched their head-to-head winning streak against the Falcons to 26 games dating back to the 1997 season.

A 5-0 spurt erased the Falcons’ six-point advantage, 63-67, to just a point at 63-62.

Two consecutive turnovers doomed the Falcons as Monfort nailed six free throws to push the Eagles ahead going into the last minute.