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Dark Knight
10-19-2009, 05:55 PM
on Nov. 24.

Dark Knight
11-24-2009, 08:40 PM
Tams, Lions rip PCCL foes

MANILA, Philippines - Hardly showing any rust, Far Eastern University and San Beda flashed their old winning ways Monday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.

Playing their first game since losing to University of the East in the UAAP Final Four more than a month ago, the Tamaraws looked sharp in a 69-59 trouncing of Arellano University.

The Lions, one month removed from their NCAA finals defeat to the San Sebastian Stags, turned their “Sweet 16” showdown with Naascu champion San Sebastian-Cavite into a virtual workout with a 91-50 victory.

FEU will clash with the winner between University of the East and University of Cebu, while San Beda awaits the survivor of the Mapua-University of Visayas showdown in the next round of this tournament backed by Smart and PLDT.

The Tamaraws raced to 14-point leads in the first half, but needed a fiery finish to hold off the Chiefs, who moved within four points, 45-49, late in the third period.

“We relaxed after we took a double-digit lead,” said FEU coach Glenn Capacio.

Sanga’s last triple put the Tamaraws firmly in control, 62-48, with seven minutes left.

The Lions overwhelmed the Baycats with their air-tight defense, holding their rivals to 17-of-80 shooting for the entire game.

The scores:

First Game

FEU 69—Garcia 17, Ramos 15, Noundou 10, Sanga 8, Cervantes 8, Cervantes 8, Exciminiano 4, Knuttel 4, Cawaling 3, Guerrero 0, Vinluan 0.

ARELLANO 59—G. Ciriacruz 17, Tayongtong 11, Apostol 9, Anquilo 7, Rivera 6, Celada 6, Virtudazo 3, Agustin 0, Reducto 0.
Quarters: 21-9, 33-29, 52-45, 69-59

Dark Knight
12-05-2009, 11:40 AM
Cant even update this thread anymore. Here goes.

from Inboundpass.com

FEU, San Beda escape close calls, advance to Final Four
by Anton Roxas

ALDRECH Ramos flexed his right muscle with pride after blocking a left-handed lay-up by Paul Lee with less than 10 seconds remaining in the game.

It was a tight contest between two UAAP rivals in an Elite Eight matchup in the 2009 Philippine Collegiate Champions League. But, when the buzzer sounded, the Far Eastern University Tamaraws emerged victorious over the University of the East Red Warriors, 86-85 last Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig City.

The Tamaraws led the Red Warriors for majority of the first three quarters. However, UE eventually grabbed the lead back after trailing the entire third quarter with a three-point basket coming from Elmer Espiritu at the 7:28 mark of the fourth quarter that put them up 68-66. A Paul Zamar triple with 4:00 remaining in the game gave UE its biggest lead in the final quarter at 79-71.

RR Garcia defended Paul Lee man-to-man throughout the entire game and tried his best to deny the crafty guard from receiving the ball. FEU managed to trim the deficit to four but, with less than two minutes remaining, Lee, one of the UAAP’s Mythical Five members, broke down the defense of Garcia with a blazing crossover to the left that caused the rookie to turn his back. Before Garcia could regain his defensive position, Lee spun left and used the glass with a short jumper to put UE up by six, 83-77. Not to be discouraged, Garcia responded with a cold-blooded three pointer to cut the lead to three.

On the next play, Lee was then fouled driving to the hoop where he converted two free-throws. FEU center Reil Cervantes offset those charities by converting two free-throws of his own. With UE hanging on to a three point lead, 85-82, Ramos tipped in a Chris Exciminiano fastbreak miss with 25.1 seconds remaining in the game. FEU immediately put on a full court defense and caused UE to succumb to the pressure. A UE pass was disrupted and the loose ball was picked up by Jens Knuttel who quickly found a cutting Garcia who fired a running jumper that gave FEU back the lead, 86-85.

Head coach Lawrence Chongson then used his final timeout with 17.5 left and put the ball in the hands of Paul Lee setting up that decisive rejection of the game by Aldrech Ramos who came from the weak side to swat away what could have been a potential game winning basket for UE.

The Red Warriors actually had another chance to win the game after Jens Knuttel missed two free-throws after being fouled with 5 seconds left. Pari Llagas grabbed the second Knuttel miss and found Lee across half-court. Lee subsequently whipped a pass to a streaking Val Acuña on the left side of the court. But, Acuña, who saw two yellow and green jerseys running at him decided in mid-air to switch the ball to his left hand, misfired and ignited an FEU Tamaraw celebration.

The Scores:

Second Game

FEU 86 – Cawaling 25, Sanga 18, Cervantes 12, Garcia 12, Ramos 9, Vinluan 4, Exciminiano 2, Knuttel 2, Noundou 2, Manalo 0.

UE 85 – Acuña 19, Lee 18, Zamar 18, Llagas 15, Espiritu 14, Flores 7, Sumido 4, Noble 0, Ayala 0, Duran 0, Reyes 0.

Quarter scores: 17-23, 49-40, 64-61, 86-85.

Dark Knight
12-05-2009, 11:42 AM
Game on monday, Dec. 7

Final 4

FEU Tamaraws (UAAP) vs. SSC Golden Stags (NCAA)

12-06-2009, 01:47 AM
National University banked on the steady hands of Joseph Nlepe to beat Far Eastern University (FEU), 20-14, in the finals and rule the 2009 Milo 3-in-1 three-on-three Basketball Warrior Championship on Tuesday at the Ateneo Blue Eagle Gym in Katipunan.

Nlepe, a Cameroonian, scored eight championship points to lead the Bulldogs to the title and the P200,000 cash prize in the one-day basketball spectacle that coincided with the launch of Milo 3-in-1 for Adults.

NU, also represented by another Cameroonian, Emmanuel Mbe, and homegrown talents Joseph Hermossisima and Jewel Ponferrada, pulled the rug from under University of the East, 19-17, and FEU, 29-25, in the eliminations to advance to the semifinals.

The Bulldogs scored a come-from-behind 18-16 win in a physical game against the Blue Eagles to barge into the finals where they repeated over the Tamaraws, represented by Reil Cervantes, RR Garcia and Paul Sanga.

FEU bounced back from an NU loss with a 24-19 thumping of UE in the elims. Then in the semis game against University of Santo Tomas, Garcia sank a trey at 1:03 in the third period that led to an abbreviated 33-19 decision.

In three-on-three format, a team that scored 33 points is declared the winner of the match even before the 15-minute (five minutes per period) time expires.

Dark Knight
12-08-2009, 05:15 PM
No Barocca?

No problem.

RR Garcia proved very well that he can fill in the big black hole left by superstar Barocca as he scored 28 points with 6 steals ( a very rare feat ) to advance to the Finals of the 2009 PCCL.

FEU jumped to an early 10 point lead in the 1st quarter but stood helplessly as the NCAA champs Stags slowly ate the deficit in the 2nd quarter, especially when La Glenn experimented again putting Knuttel on the no. 1 position and Garcia playing as an off guard. Phoooeeeyyy!!! >:(

The Stags jumped to a big lead in the 3rd going to the 4th to the delight of my wife when RR suddenly racked up steals to tie the ballgame and send it to OT. There, a rain of trifectas from RR and the inconsistent Cawaling kept the Tams above water but Del Rio and Raymundo kept the game close.

Now, FEU has an enviable task of taking down the mighty blue eagles tomorrow, a match a lot has anticipated in the recently concluded UAAP 72.

Though i thought FEU will bow down to UE, (guess lady luck smiled on us on that game), i predicted that the Stags will shut the door down on us. FEU has proven me wrong.

With their match against Ateneo, ill be very positive......................that Ateneo will win the 2009 PCCL crown, not even with Rabah not playing.

12-09-2009, 07:25 PM
Pareng DK,

Seems your boys would like to prove you wrong. :D

Congratulations FEU for taking Game 1.

With the improved game of RR Garcia, parang balewala ang pagkawala ni Barocca.

Dark Knight
12-15-2009, 06:09 PM
With their match against Ateneo, ill be very positive......................that Ateneo will win the 2009 PCCL crown, not even with Rabah not playing.

I hate it when im right. ;D