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Jeep
10-22-2009, 10:05 PM
to both schools:

great first game! the way the game played out fit very well with everyone's expectations -- that it would be evenly matched as the numbers from previous encounters showed. and a double OT at that!

but there can ony be one winner. congrats to the stags! kudos especially to their spectacular rookie calvin abueva who at one point seemed to have more veteran smarts and a champion's heart than his more seasoned teammates. when everyone else's offense wasn't clicking, he made sure his did.

for sure, san beda will bounce back on saturday and give the stags a great fight. it could well turn out like game 1, and could go either way. how either team rides on the breaks of the game will determine who takes game 2.

congrats once again to both! we look forward to a great finals series! for sure, this one will go the distance.

Joescoundrel
10-22-2009, 11:19 PM
One team wanted to win more badly today, and they might just wind up as the new champions of the NCAA. San Sebastian went to their version of the ground-and-pound game to outlast reigning champion San Beda 72 - 68 in a classic double overtime meat grinder.

Getting off to a good start, the Golden Stags went up 21-16 at the end of the first period and never really looked back for most of regulation. King Stag Jimbo Aquino had a fiery first half for the Stags shooting 11 points, even as rookies Ian Sangalang and Calvin Abueva put in quality minutes.

San Sebastian seemed to have the game well in hand in regulation, still up 53-47 with still three minutes left. SAn Beda however turned up the defensive pressure while Borgie Hermida went on a mini-run of his own. A Rome Dela Rosa jumper from the corner knotted the count at 53-all to send the game into the first overtime.

In a relentless battle of attrition, the Stags once again seemed ready to wrap everything up as Aquino, Sangalang and Pamboy Raymundo took turns delivering key baskets. Relentless rebounding by Abueva and Gilbert Bulawan gave San Sebastian precious extra possessions.

Hermida and Bam Gamalinda however hit some key buckets for the Red Lions as well. With American import Sudan Daniel effectively shut down by the Stags defense, Gamalinda and Hermida had to look for baskets themselves. Hermida tied the count with a daring drive to force the second overtime.

In the end however, San Beda just couldn't get the breaks while San Sebastian got enough breaks from the freethrow line to seal the deal. Abueva nailed two pressure freethrows with only six seconds and change left in the second extension to ice the game and peg the final count.

Aquino led all scorers with 24 points and completed a double-double with 12 rebounds, while Abueva had 10 points and an astounding 23 rebounds against the much bigger San Beda frontline.

Hermida, Gamalinda, Daniel and Garvo Lanete had 11 points each but no one was a clear game leader for the Red Lions today, something critical to any championship.

"We just played good but basic defense against Sudan, basically we did not want San Beda to get their high-low game going with him," said victorious coach Ato Agustin. "All the credit goes to the players, especially Calvin and Jimbo, hopefully we can finish this on Saturday," he added.






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Jeep
10-24-2009, 03:06 PM
i thought this would be a good place to post about the juniors finals as well.

if you are catching this action live, joe, you are one lucky devil ;). there's nothing like varsity hoops live. and these boys are young and very raw right now, but the talent is there.

as expected, the squires are playing with a greater sense of urgency, hoping to deny coach ato his glorious send-off to retirement. the red cubs have led in spurts, but in Q2 the squires have been more aggressive -- perhaps too aggressive as their backcourt general mark cruz broke his left ankle. hope it isn't too serious. at this point he does not seem to be as talented as brother marvin, but i'd be a fool to write him off this early in his young career. for sure, he has a heart as big as marvin's, even in game 1 when san beda blew them clear off the water. their big man khobuntin had some key offensive boards, one of which allowed him an and-1. tampus is also definitely on the list of many scouts of the seniors varsity teams. coach alas might want to keep a lockhold on this boy for the finals aspirations of his knights.

the red cubs are relying more on their bigs and wingmen in sara, amer, and gotladera. the latter plays very fundamental D, posting up on khobuntin and forcing errors. chavez conducts the red cubs' backcourt offense quite well, as does amin. with 39 years in office and about half as many titles during that time, coach ato is the force to reckon with in the country's juniors hoops scene and will be for many more years should he decide that this is not yet the year to hang up the court shoes and give the x's and o's a permanent vacation.

let's see how this turns out. the purity of the game at the juniors level is something i hope will remain untainted by the commercialism that now runs rampant at the seniors level.

Jeep
10-24-2009, 03:33 PM
juniors finals game 2's 3Q ends with letran up by 6 after a forced turnover and sara finishing off the break cuts the squires' lead down from 8. notable contributions from both sides are sara and moralde for the red cubs, and tampus and ongteco for the squires. the latter is a big man who can surprisingly run with the ball and finish with a lay-up.

the red cubs are aiming to bounce back in the 4th. let's see how it goes!

Jeep
10-24-2009, 05:00 PM
it was a close one down the stretch, with both sides ratcheting things up offensively. in the end, though, letran prevailed to live another day, 83~80. couldn't quite concentrate on the game in the 4th, as it was my daughter's birthday party at home and i am the sorbetero for all the kids here. but sneaking peeks at the TV between doling out scoops of ice cream, i could see that the squires leaned heavily on their bigs khobuntin and ongteco in the final minutes off the drop passes from tampus. the cubs stayed close with the younger dela rosa coming alive from the perimeter.

a great game with great weekend weather! hope the seniors game will be just as thrilling.

Jeep
10-24-2009, 06:33 PM
around 4 minutes left in the seniors' finals game 2, and the stags are up 8 points with big treys from jimbo aquino. the red lions appear lost without borgie hermida on the floor. overall, the stags appear more aggressive and look like they have the upper hand.

let's see how this goes!

Sam Miguel
10-24-2009, 06:54 PM
San Sebastian held three-time champion San Beda to a mere five freethrows in the fourth quarter to pull a huge upset and win their first NCAA crown in seven years 76 - 61.

Jeep
10-24-2009, 07:06 PM
congrats, basté! one could say the breaks of the game were in their favor, but the red lions also had their chances. they just couldn't score on those chances.

it may already sound like a cliché the way it's been thrown around, but the red lions have nothing to be ashamed of. a three-peat is something many teams can only dream about, but they did it. congrats to them for at least having the chance to defend their title, albeit unsuccessfully.

congrats once again, stags! you will be the host of season 86, and i'm certain you will defend your title with the same hunger the red lions defended theirs for 2 consecutive years.

bravo, basté!

pusongbaste
10-25-2009, 08:50 AM
RED BLOOD TURNS INTO GOLD!!!

Maganda naman talaga yung game e kaya lang sinira yun ng San Beda! Very classy to the highest level ng pagkawalang modo! Squatter cheer na naman? What for? Defensive mechanism?! That was really uncalled for! Kitang kita naman sa replay hindi sinasadya ni Pamboy yung elbow! Kung makareact kayo parang gusto niyo ng pumatay ng tao! And ang lutong ng mga MURA niyo! Very classy! A real Bedan trait! And that squatter cheer! You guys have a lot of guts to use that jeer on us when in fact you guys act like one or worst than a SQUATTER! Nambabato ng kung ano ano sa court! Tama ba naman yun? Mga walang modo! Just remember guys you guys represent your school! The act that you've shown yesterday on national TV just shows how arrogant and disrespectful you are! It's just a shame on San Beda being a catholic school and this?! These are the kinds of attitude your students and alumni have?! Is this the value that San Beda is instilling to their students and alumni! SHAME!

I suggest you polish your curriculum in GOOD MORAL AND RIGHT CONDUCT para naman kahit man lang ang current students niyo maturuan niyo ng tamang asal! Yung alumni niyo forget about it! HOPELESS CASE na yan!

BRAVO BASTE! :)

LIFE CONTINUES! :)

P.S.: PANGARAP NA 4 PEAT! NAFORFEIT! :D

LION
10-25-2009, 09:44 AM
Squatter jeer? Which school do you think has been using that jeer since game 1? And the Beda Tulo Laway jeer all game long? I think you have a selective memory boy

And what's with that Animo Baster Beat San Beda cheer?

Congrats to Baste.

And if you still have some problems, just pm me and we can meet somewhere.

MonL
10-25-2009, 11:19 AM
The cameras also show dramatic proof how your very classy to the highest level players took out Borgie Hermida in game 1 and 2. I suggest you suggest your suggestions on good morals and conduct to yourselves. Then again, it may already be hopeless, so why bother?

Joescoundrel
10-25-2009, 11:26 AM
Who wants it more. Who was hungrier. In the end, the Golden Stags proved they had it all over the Red Lions. San Sebastian scratched a seven-year itch by upending San Beda 76 - 61 winning the Season 85 Men's Basketball Championship.

San Beda seemed dead set on proving their Game 1 loss was more fluke than anything; after all San Sebastian could not even get the job done in regulation in spite of leading for close to 35 minutes of ordinary time. Defending champions die hard indeed, and the Red Lions took to the floor of the Araneta Coliseum with purpose, racing to an early lead in the opening period.

But the Stags were not about to let all this just slip away. They were less than 40 game minutes away from their first championship since the 2001-2002 back-to-back title seasons. Gilbert Bulawan, the tough guy 6-foot-3 forward assigned to hound San Beda's America import Sudan Daniel, had a good scoring first half to keep his Stags in the game. With the Red Lions up 21-13, he instigated a 10-0 run that gave the Stags the 23-21 lead.

San Beda however was determined to stamp their class early on, and with Garvo Lanete, Dave Marcelo and JR Tecson, all former Red Cubs promoted to the senior team, on the firing end. San Beda would take a 10-point spread into the lemon time break.

When the second half rolled around it once again turned into a battle of wills and attrition reminiscent of Game 1. Neither team could pull away. Defenses tightened up. Rebounding was turning into actual physical combat. Limbs were flailing and bodies were scattering even as tempers became shorter.

A near riot ensued when Pamboy Raymundo inadvertently elbowed the brow of Borgie Hermida while doing a ball swing as a prelude to a dribble drive. San Beda fans were all over the referees, tournament officials, even security personnel, pelting the court with bottles and coins and other debris. Media personnel sitting at the baselines and Big Dome ushers at the sidelines took some hits, fortunately none were serious.

When action resumed, Jimbo Aquino, the gunner who should have been the Season MVP, regained his stroke and his range. Aquino took at least two punches in the face on a drive from Bam Gamalinda, clearly seen on the wide screen replay, and more clearly seen on the late night TV replays. Aquino played through it and sank a triple from the quartercourt that silenced the predominantly San Beda crowd. San Sebastian was up by 10 at that point, and there were less than six minutes remaining. Ronald Pascual helped Aquino out on the firing end, even as Ian Sangalang held his own against the veteran San Beda frontline.

In the last 54 seconds San Sebastian would go to the freethrow line and sink the last six points of the game for the final count. Their defense held San Beda to only five freethrows in the pivotal fourth period.

"I have to hand it to Coach Ato (Agustin), they were not really expected to be in the Finals but they wiped us out," said a dejected Frankie Lim, the head coach who steered the Red Lions to their last two NCAA titles.

"Kaya naman namin, kailangan lang talaga magtiwala sa sarili nila mga bata," said Agustin in one pregame interview. True enough, they stuck to their guns and pulled off an upset.

Aquino had only one first half point but finished with 16, 10 in the payoff fourth period when San Sebastian had that one last run to break away. Bulawan added 15.

Lanete had 16 of his own for the Red Lions, while Jake Pascual added 11.






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Joescoundrel
10-25-2009, 11:30 AM
Pusongbaste, this serves as a warning: those kinds of posts serve no interest in Gameface. That will be the last of that. You can always go over to the lesser forums to post that.

math01
10-25-2009, 03:35 PM
wow, i feel like I am in pex or something with those kind of comments coming from the stags fans side. :) It's just tasteless and not suited for gameface. Breeding really... is something that is hard to teach or imply to some people. ;) Moderator, please don't tolerate this kind post here. It has no class at all. :( The Sites credibility and image is at stake here. :)

Curious
10-26-2009, 11:09 AM
Oo nga napanood ko rin yung game! Grabe ang lakas nung squatter jeer nila! Tapos ang lakas din ng mga mura nila. Tapos nambabato pa ng kung ano ano. Palibhasa talo na! Nakakahiya! Ganyan ba talaga mga bedans? Grabe walang breeding! Ganyan ba tinuturo sa beda? Catholic school pa man din kayo! Nakakahiya! Watch your manners!

kerouac82
10-26-2009, 11:35 AM
Oo nga napanood ko rin yung game! Grabe ang lakas nung squatter jeer nila! Tapos ang lakas din ng mga mura nila. Tapos nambabato pa ng kung ano ano. Palibhasa talo na! Nakakahiya! Ganyan ba talaga mga bedans? Grabe walang breeding! Ganyan ba tinuturo sa beda? Catholic school pa man din kayo! Nakakahiya! Watch your manners!


Tinuturo rin ba sa Catholic school ang maniko sa mata? ;) A CLASSY act if ever there was one.

pusongbaste
10-26-2009, 11:58 AM
Squatter jeer? Which school do you think has been using that jeer since game 1? And the Beda Tulo Laway jeer all game long? I think you have a selective memory boy

And what's with that Animo Baster Beat San Beda cheer?

Congrats to Baste.

And if you still have some problems, just pm me and we can meet somewhere.


Hi LION! Musta ka na?! Long time no talk ah! ;)

Well FYI ginamit lang namin ang squatter jeer sa inyo nung nambato kayo ng kung ano ano sa court! At pinagmumura niyo ang players namin at ang crowd namin. Tungkol sa tulo laway siguro nga oo nagjeer sila pero pinipigilan yun ng cheering squad. At least hindi kami nambato sa court! ;) At hindi rin kami nagmura on national TV! ;)

BTW kasama ka ba sa nambato at nagmura nung game na yun? Ang lulutong nga ng mga mura niyo e! Rinig na rinig sa TV! You must be proud of it!

I can't help but say it was a very classy act on the part of the bedans! VERY WELL MANNERED BEHAVIOR!

Anyway I still wish your institution goodluck on teaching your students PROPER MANNERS!

Even if it means mission impossible!(just kidding) ;)

BRAVO!
ALL FILIPINO CHAMPS! ;)

@ kerouac82: FYI kahit yung mga commentator sinabi hindi sinasadya. And obviously kung marunong kang magobserve makikita mo nung pagalaw ng elbow ni Pamboy papunta yun away from the eye of Hermida! Yun nga lang kumilos si Hermida sa side kung san papunta yung elbow ni Pamboy!

kerouac82
10-26-2009, 11:59 AM
Squatter jeer? Which school do you think has been using that jeer since game 1? And the Beda Tulo Laway jeer all game long? I think you have a selective memory boy

And what's with that Animo Baster Beat San Beda cheer?

Congrats to Baste.

And if you still have some problems, just pm me and we can meet somewhere.


Hi LION! Musta ka na?! Long time no talk ah! ;)

Well FYI ginamit lang namin ang squatter jeer sa inyo nung nambato kayo ng kung ano ano sa court! At pinagmumura niyo ang players namin at ang crowd namin. Tungkol sa tulo laway siguro nga oo nagjeer sila pero pinipigilan yun ng cheering squad. At least hindi kami nambato sa court! ;) At hindi rin kami nagmura on national TV! ;)

BTW kasama ka ba sa nambato at nagmura nung game na yun? Ang lulutong nga ng mga mura niyo e! Rinig na rinig sa TV! You must be proud of it!

I can't help but say it was a very classy act on the part of the bedans! VERY WELL MANNERED BEHAVIOR!

Anyway I still wish your institution goodluck on teaching your students PROPER MANNERS!

Even if it means mission impossible!(just kidding) ;)

BRAVO!
ALL FILIPINO CHAMPS! ;)


"Well-mannered" na nga, "behavior" pa. Hayop!

Magsalita rito ang hindi nagmumura sa gitna ng laro. Dali!

pusongbaste
10-26-2009, 12:06 PM
Pusongbaste, this serves as a warning: those kinds of posts serve no interest in Gameface. That will be the last of that. You can always go over to the lesser forums to post that.


Is that so?! If telling the truth means banishment then so be it!

Ngayon ito lang naman ang tanong e! Tama ba o mali ang ginawa ng San Beda last game? Tama ba na nagjeer sila ng squtter nung nasiko ni Pamboy si Hermida kahit obvious na hindi sinasadya yun ni Pamboy?! At tama ba na nambato sila ng kung ano ano sa court?! At tama rin ba na minura nila ang mga players namin at hinamon ang crowd ng Baste ng suntukan? Ano tama ba yun?!

Ngayon kung ang sagot mo e tama ang ginawa nila! You can request for my banishment all you want! I wouldn't care less!

I just reacted that way dahil hindi ko nagustuhan ang ginawa nila. You can't expect me to thank me for what they did!

@kerouac82: chellote08 ikaw ba yan?! You remind me of that poster!

Anyway enough said! Nasabi ko na kung ano gusto ko!

HAVE A NICE DAY BEDANS!
PAKABAIT NA KAYO HA?! :D

kerouac82
10-26-2009, 12:09 PM
Pusongbaste, this serves as a warning: those kinds of posts serve no interest in Gameface. That will be the last of that. You can always go over to the lesser forums to post that.


Is that so?! If telling the truth means banishment then so be it!

Ngayon ito lang naman ang tanong e! Tama ba o mali ang ginawa ng San Beda last game? Tama ba na nagjeer sila ng squtter nung nasiko ni Pamboy si Hermida kahit obvious na hindi sinasadya yun ni Pamboy?! At tama ba na nambato sila ng kung ano ano sa court?! At tama rin ba na minura nila ang mga players namin at hinamon ang crowd ng Baste ng suntukan? Ano tama ba yun?!

Ngayon kung ang sagot mo e tama ang ginawa nila! You can request for my banishment all you want! I wouldn't care less!

I just reacted that way dahil hindi ko nagustuhan ang ginawa nila. You can't expect me to thank me for what they did!

@kerouac82: chellote08 ikaw ba yan?! You remind me of that poster!
Anyway enough said! Nasabi ko na kung ano gusto ko!

HAVE A NICE DAY BEDANS!
PAKABAIT NA KAYO HA?! :D



Awww. Hindi ako yun. Try again.

Ito pala ang ginagawa ng mga self-proclaimed na "classy" individual. Gloating is the sign of a classy man. Bravo, bravo!

Oo nga pala, hindi mo sinasagot ang mga tanong ko.

1. Itinuturo ba sa Catholic school ang maniko sa mata?
2. Hindi ka ba nagmumura habang nanonood ng laro?

Dali, sagot na! ;D

michaelangelo_kid
10-26-2009, 12:20 PM
Pusongbaste, this serves as a warning: those kinds of posts serve no interest in Gameface. That will be the last of that. You can always go over to the lesser forums to post that.


Is that so?! If telling the truth means banishment then so be it!

Ngayon ito lang naman ang tanong e! Tama ba o mali ang ginawa ng San Beda last game? Tama ba na nagjeer sila ng squtter nung nasiko ni Pamboy si Hermida kahit obvious na hindi sinasadya yun ni Pamboy?! At tama ba na nambato sila ng kung ano ano sa court?! At tama rin ba na minura nila ang mga players namin at hinamon ang crowd ng Baste ng suntukan? Ano tama ba yun?!

Ngayon kung ang sagot mo e tama ang ginawa nila! You can request for my banishment all you want! I wouldn't care less!

I just reacted that way dahil hindi ko nagustuhan ang ginawa nila. You can't expect me to thank me for what they did!

@kerouac82: chellote08 ikaw ba yan?! You remind me of that poster!

Anyway enough said! Nasabi ko na kung ano gusto ko!

HAVE A NICE DAY BEDANS!
PAKABAIT NA KAYO HA?! :D



Pusongbaste, kung hindi mo nagustuhan ginawa ng mga Bedista dun sa Araneta sana sinapak mo na lang sila dun pa lang. Pero hindi pa naman huli ang lahat. Kesa umatungal ka dito, yayain mo na lang sila ng sapakan. Ganyan ang lalaki. I-set up mo na para magka alaman na. ;)

gameface_one
10-26-2009, 12:20 PM
Warning to all proponents of bad posting here in this thread. Better shape up.

Gym Rat will handle enforcement of rules.

Gym_Rat
10-26-2009, 12:47 PM
The buck stops here. Shape up or go to a forum appropriate for you outside of Gameface.

trencher_k
10-26-2009, 12:59 PM
Pardon me Mods, but I was confused with the following statements:




Is that so?! If telling the truth means banishment then so be it!

Ngayon ito lang naman ang tanong e! Tama ba o mali ang ginawa ng San Beda last game? Tama ba na nagjeer sila ng squtter nung nasiko ni Pamboy si Hermida kahit obvious na hindi sinasadya yun ni Pamboy?!



What exactly is a "squtter"? ::) ;D





I just reacted that way dahil hindi ko nagustuhan ang ginawa nila. You can't expect me to thank me for what they did!



Yup, I wouldn't expect you to do that either. ;D

Gym_Rat
10-26-2009, 01:29 PM
I am keeping tabs on this forum. Warning on the baiters. If this keeps up I will clean up this place.

Gym_Rat
10-27-2009, 09:01 AM
Closing this thread. No pertinent discussions have been posted since yesterday. No sense keeping it open.