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untamed
05-25-2010, 03:58 PM
First Round Schedules ;)


Juniors
June 28, 2010 (Mon) - The Arena
2pm SSC-R vs Letran Jrs

July 2, 2010 (Fri) - The Arena
10am UPSHD vs SSC-R Jrs

10am SSC-R vs CSB Jrs
July 7, 2010 (Wed) - The Arena

July 14, 2010 (Wed) - The Arena
12nn SSC-R vs EAC Jrs

July 23, 2010 (Fri) - The Arena
12nn Mapua vs SSC-R Jrs

July 30, 2010 (Fri) - The Arena
12nn SSC-R vs JRU Jrs

August 11, 2010 (Wed) - The Arena
12nn Arellano vs SSC-R Jrs

August 18, 2010 (Wed) - The Arena
12nn SSC-R vs San Beda Jrs




Seniors
June 26, 2010 (Sat) - Araneta Coliseum
2pm SSC-R vs Letran Srs

July 2, 2010 (Fri) - The Arena
2pm UPSHD vs SSC-R Srs

July 7, 2010 (Wed) - The Arena
2pm SSC-R vs CSB Srs

July 14, 2010 (Wed) - The Arena
4pm SSC-R vs EAC Srs

July 23, 2010 (Fri) - The Arena
4pm Mapua vs SSC-R Srs

July 30, 2010 (Fri) - The Arena
4pm SSC-R vs JRU Srs

August 11, 2010 (Wed) - The Arena
4pm Arellano vs SSC-R Srs

August 18, 2010 (Wed) - The Arena
4pm SSC-R vs San Beda Srs

Poging Baste
05-29-2010, 08:56 PM
Maganda sked ng mga laban ng BASTE ngayon (he...he...he... Host at Defending Champ ba naman!)

BASTA BASTE! HINDI BASTA BASTA!

GO! BASTE!

BRAVO! BASTE!

:o

untamed
06-10-2010, 11:22 AM
A Valenzona comes into his own
by: Rick Olivares (Business Mirror) ;)



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The four-peat is officially over. The San Beda Red Cubs reclaimed their throne last season. The San Sebastian Staglets didn’t even make it to the championship round. The Letran Squires did.

Raymond Valenzona took a knee as he watched his young Staglets team battle down the wire with the FEU-FERN Baby Tamaraws. His squad eventually eked out a win but it didn’t exactly leave him brimming with glee for he just knocked out his alma mater in the quarterfinals of the FilOil Badolato Cup.

Valenzona played the two-guard for the Baby Tams in the early 90’s alongside Joko Diaz. When he moved up to the senior squad, his teammates were Celino Cruz and Ronald Magtulis and they won a UAAP title before De La Salle went on a four-peat of their own.

Never did Valenzona think that he’d get into coaching. He played in the PABL where he hoped he’d get drafted in the PBA. However, the head coaching job for the Stags opened up and upon the prodding of his father – coaching great Turo Valenzona – Raymond relented. “Akala ko sandali lang ‘to. Temporary kung baga. But eto na. Propesyon na. Lahat ng natutunan ko sa mga naging coach ko eh naghanap rin ako ng sariling diskarte.”

Raymond knows that in any discussion about coaching his father’s name will always crop up. “Ako hindi ako nagsasawa marinig yung comparisons,” he related. “Grabe in naman yung na-achieve niya. Sana ako rin makarating doon. Sana.”

Perhaps he felt the need to underscore the validity of his profession, Valenzona noted that some of the players he went up against – Sandy Arespacochaga of Ateneo and Mon Jose of La Salle to name a few – have also gone into the coaching profession. “Ganyan talaga kapag mahal mo yung laro. Gusto mo ma-involve kung saan man kesyo sa pag-coach, pag-manage, o kaya tournament organizer.”

The task of building a title team was easy. He recruited those that San Beda didn’t get. After all, there are more than enough blue chip players to go around – they aren’t just hyped up.

And he won with some of talented players who would go on to star for other colleges – Eric Salamat, Paul Lee, Raphy Reyes, Argel Mendoza, Ryan Buenafe, Arvie and Mark Bringas, Almond Vosotros, and Yutien Andrada to name but a few.

Has he ever been under pressure to make his players move up to the senior Stags team?

Not really. “Wala naman kami magagawa kung gusto nila lumipat.” admitted Valenzona. “Syempre yung kumukuha Ateneo at La Salle. Bakit hindi di ba?”

His players, those who are now in the college ranks oft call him for advice. They may be wearing Ateneo blue, La Salle green or UE red but they will always be his Staglets. Valenzona confesses that they call to ask for advice on their careers or to share what’s been going on with them. The coach wouldn’t have it any other way. His players may be scattered around the metropolis but Valenzona makes it a point to check on the box scores on how many Salamat scored, how many blocks Andrada got and so forth. “Kasanayan,” he admitted. But of all the hoopsters who have played for him, the one he singles out as the best of them all is Ryan Clarence Buenafe.

“Iba yung basketball IQ niya,” he gushed. “Ibang klase.”

“Si Ryan dapat alam mo kung paano kausapin or gamitin. Ayaw niya mag-practice. Tatamad-tamad yan. Kasi yung laro madali lang sa kanya. Pag-game na, alam mo na ready na siya. Kaya niyang patayin yung kalaban sa iba’t-ibang paraan.”

There are no Buenafes in his Staglets team this year. But what his young bucks do have is the imposing forward-guard tandem of Gino Jumao-as and Ram Pante. The two have already drawn interest from other schools.

Right now, Valenzona cannot worry about that. There’s the Fil Oil tourney to finish and the NCAA season is just around the corner.

Not only has he been bitten by the coaching bug but he’s also hooked on winning. “Syempre hindi tayo nagsasawa sa championship. Malaking tulong kasi ngayon assistant ako sa Excelroof (to Ato Agustin) at medyo madali mag-recruit. Lahat gusto maglaro para sa ‘yo.”

Regular Grey
06-15-2010, 11:37 PM
Heard from a reliable source = Ato Agustin will be the coach of a very strong team in the PBA.

Next game na daw mag start mag coach

Poging Baste
06-16-2010, 09:51 AM
Heard from a reliable source = Ato Agustin will be the coach of a very strong team in the PBA.

Next game na daw mag start mag coach


good for coach Ato...
he deserve all the breaks...

for the meantime, hope ncaa muna focus nya...

BRAVO!! BASTE!!

LION
06-16-2010, 10:29 AM
I predict that the Stags will retain their NCAA crown this year. Malakas talaga yang si Abueva.

oca
06-16-2010, 10:59 PM
I predict that the Stags will retain their NCAA crown this year. Malakas talaga yang si Abueva.


... with Ato at the helm.

untamed
06-17-2010, 10:00 AM
ato will be the coach of baste until the end of season 86 and after that most likely eric gascon will take over the head coaching spot.

untamed
06-17-2010, 10:04 AM
from inboundpass: the official line-up of the seniors in season 86. the 15th man is still unknown.

SAN SEBASTIAN COLLEGE-RECOLETOS

ABUEVA, Calvin – F
BULAWAN, Gilbert – F/C
DEL RIO, Anthony – G
DELA CRUZ, Jovit – G
GATCHALIAN, Erickson – G
GATCHALIAN, Jason – F
GOROSPE, Rey – F
MACONOCIDO, Raymond – G
MAIQUEZ, Dexter – F
NAJORDA, Dave – F
PASCUAL, Ronald – G/F
RAYMUNDO, Pamboy – G
SANGALANG, Ian – C
SEMIRA, Jon – G

COACH: AGUSTIN, Ato (2nd season)

Sam Miguel
06-17-2010, 10:36 AM
Is Dave Najorda really fit to play already? Didn't he miss the entire summer basketball season?

Sam Miguel
06-17-2010, 10:40 AM
Ato Agustin was the one calling the shots for San Miguel last night in a loss to Coke 89-86. Siot Tanquincen is reportedly headed back to Ginebra to be an assistant to Jong Uichico. Agustin became an MVP while with San Miguel in the early-1990's, and thus became the greatest second round draft pick in PBA history.

Agustin might be in quite a tight fix here: the PBA schedule will run right into the NCAA schedule, at least for the first round of eliminations. At the rate the Beermen are going they seem headed for the conference Finals, which will run into at least the middle of July. How does this affect Agustin's commitments to the reigning champion Stags?

Sam Miguel
06-17-2010, 10:42 AM
If San Sebastian does repeat as champions, and he doesn't do anything that will get him tossed or suspended during the season, Calvin Abueva is my personal bet to win Season 86 MVP honors.

untamed
06-17-2010, 04:07 PM
Is Dave Najorda really fit to play already? Didn't he miss the entire summer basketball season?


he missed the whole fil-oil pre season tournament due to knee injury but he will be back in season 86.

gameFaceAdmin
06-17-2010, 10:25 PM
San Sebastian: Going for Back-to-Back Titles

It was a most unexpected turn of events. Even in their wildest dreams, surely the San Sebastian Golden Stags could not have expected the season they had last year, winning the NCAA Season 85 championship against a highly favored San Beda side. There was enough about this team to make people think they could not have gone all the way. They had a new head coach in Renato “Ato” Agustin, a man who had never coached in the major college leagues before. They had a slew of new players that people outside the hardcore hoops circuit had never heard of. Who the heck was Calvin Abueva for crying out loud? Didn’t Ronald Pascual’s career end when he injured his ACL as an Adamson junior player?

They had stronger, bigger, more talented lineups before and couldn’t win it all, surely they would not be able to get it done with this crew. Last season they still had Jason Ballesteros and Jim Viray, two of the best players to ever come to CM Recto, and they couldn’t pull it off. Ballesteros became an honoree of the national sports writing association. Viray continues to be a commercial league mainstay. They did not have anyone coming in who had those credentials. Pamboy Raymundo wasn’t gopod enough to lead this team with those two aboard, plus they still had Jimbo Aquino and Gilbert Bulawan, and they still could not get it done. They wound up with a smaller team in Season 85. And yet, somehow, it all came together for them.

This is where Agustin, a former PBA MVP, came in. For his apparent lack of big time coaching credentials, he found a way to turn a good team into a great one, and bring the best out of players who used to be underachievers. Agustin wanted to maximize Aquino’s superior shooting, so he gave Aquino all the staggered screens and freedom to move and shoot. He wanted to maximize the amazing athletic prowess of Abueva and Pascual, so he did not box them into positions but allowed them to freelance from perimeter to post and back. He wanted to turn Bulawan into a defensive enforcer and ease the pressure off then-rookie Ian Sangalang, so he let the two of them play off each other, alternating at the 5 and 4 spots. Finally, he wanted Raymundo to become the court general he knew he could be, so he gave him help in advancing the ball and distributing it, conserving him for finding the seams in opposing defenses, playing both Raymond Maconocido and Anthony Del Rio on the floor with him. When all was said and done, they were hoisting the championship trophy high overhead. If anybody deserves the credit for San Sebastian’s success, it would have to go to Agustin. The best second round pick ever in pro ball history took his ragtag crew and turned them into champions.
Everyone of note returns this season, except for Aquino. Were it not for a silly mistake during the eliminations, Aquino might have been named MVP of Season 85. He still had the only hardware that mattered though, the championship trophy. And he got bonus bling: he was named Finals MVP, after hitting all the crucial baskets as his hot shooting opened up the San Beda defenses and allowed all the other Stags to operate and exploit mismatches.
San Sebastian’s incredible four-year title reign was halted in the junior division last season when San Beda returned to greatness. This is a new San Sebastian high school team, with the last of the 4-Peat stars finally graduating, as Jerome Delgado and Jeric Estrada now move up to the college game elsewhere. Swingman Gino Juamo-as, the next great college prospect will try to lead them back to prominence.



The super athletic duo of Ronald Pascual and Calvin Abueva will try to lead San Sebastian to a Season 86 title defense (Image by Max Ferrer)



Anthony Del Rio and Ian Sangalang are vital cogs in the Stags’ title-retention aspirations (Image by Max Ferrer)

The_Big_Cat
06-18-2010, 12:07 PM
For the Stags, this willl be the final year of Dave Najorda, Gilbert Bulawan, Raymond Maconocido and Pamboy Raymundo.

Poging Baste
06-19-2010, 09:03 AM
San Sebastian: Going for Back-to-Back Titles

It was a most unexpected turn of events. Even in their wildest dreams, surely the San Sebastian Golden Stags could not have expected the season they had last year, winning the NCAA Season 85 championship against a highly favored San Beda side. There was enough about this team to make people think they could not have gone all the way. They had a new head coach in Renato “Ato” Agustin, a man who had never coached in the major college leagues before. They had a slew of new players that people outside the hardcore hoops circuit had never heard of. Who the heck was Calvin Abueva for crying out loud? Didn’t Ronald Pascual’s career end when he injured his ACL as an Adamson junior player?

They had stronger, bigger, more talented lineups before and couldn’t win it all, surely they would not be able to get it done with this crew. Last season they still had Jason Ballesteros and Jim Viray, two of the best players to ever come to CM Recto, and they couldn’t pull it off. Ballesteros became an honoree of the national sports writing association. Viray continues to be a commercial league mainstay. They did not have anyone coming in who had those credentials. Pamboy Raymundo wasn’t gopod enough to lead this team with those two aboard, plus they still had Jimbo Aquino and Gilbert Bulawan, and they still could not get it done. They wound up with a smaller team in Season 85. And yet, somehow, it all came together for them.

This is where Agustin, a former PBA MVP, came in. For his apparent lack of big time coaching credentials, he found a way to turn a good team into a great one, and bring the best out of players who used to be underachievers. Agustin wanted to maximize Aquino’s superior shooting, so he gave Aquino all the staggered screens and freedom to move and shoot. He wanted to maximize the amazing athletic prowess of Abueva and Pascual, so he did not box them into positions but allowed them to freelance from perimeter to post and back. He wanted to turn Bulawan into a defensive enforcer and ease the pressure off then-rookie Ian Sangalang, so he let the two of them play off each other, alternating at the 5 and 4 spots. Finally, he wanted Raymundo to become the court general he knew he could be, so he gave him help in advancing the ball and distributing it, conserving him for finding the seams in opposing defenses, playing both Raymond Maconocido and Anthony Del Rio on the floor with him. When all was said and done, they were hoisting the championship trophy high overhead. If anybody deserves the credit for San Sebastian’s success, it would have to go to Agustin. The best second round pick ever in pro ball history took his ragtag crew and turned them into champions.
Everyone of note returns this season, except for Aquino. Were it not for a silly mistake during the eliminations, Aquino might have been named MVP of Season 85. He still had the only hardware that mattered though, the championship trophy. And he got bonus bling: he was named Finals MVP, after hitting all the crucial baskets as his hot shooting opened up the San Beda defenses and allowed all the other Stags to operate and exploit mismatches.
San Sebastian’s incredible four-year title reign was halted in the junior division last season when San Beda returned to greatness. This is a new San Sebastian high school team, with the last of the 4-Peat stars finally graduating, as Jerome Delgado and Jeric Estrada now move up to the college game elsewhere. Swingman Gino Juamo-as, the next great college prospect will try to lead them back to prominence.



The super athletic duo of Ronald Pascual and Calvin Abueva will try to lead San Sebastian to a Season 86 title defense (Image by Max Ferrer)



Anthony Del Rio and Ian Sangalang are vital cogs in the Stags’ title-retention aspirations (Image by Max Ferrer)


nicely written... well said!
Hope Coach Ato makes it big again this Season 86 before he moves up in the pro league... GOD BLESS COACH ATO!
THE WHOLE SSC COMMUNITY WISHES YOU ALL THE BEST!
BRAVO!! BASTE!!

Poging Baste
06-19-2010, 09:18 AM
Expected to level up, since this are their final years are: Gilbert Bulawan, Dave Najorda, Pamboy Raymundo and Raymond Maconocido.. Hope they rise up on the challenges..

Read an article that some teams has a secret weapon against the Mighty STAGS. EAC and ARELLANO for me could be dangerous and might pull some surprises..

My prediction for the FINAL FOUR:

SAN SEBASTIAN COLLEGE GOLDEN STAGS
SAN BEDA COLLEGE RED LIONS
JOSE RIZAL UNIVERSITY HEAVY BOMBERS

4th spot might be a toss between letran, arellano or eac.. perpetual is also looking good having been a runner-up to the tams in the recently concluded fr. martin cup..

BRAVO!! BASTE!!

Derrick_Rose
06-20-2010, 11:30 PM
Mataas ang chance ng Mapua na makapasok sa Final Four, intact din lineup nila.

Poging Baste
06-23-2010, 09:51 AM
ONLY 3DAYS LEFT BEFORE THE NCAA's 86th SEASON UNFOLDS!

SOOO EXCITED AS SAN SEBASTIAN COLLEGE HOST THIS YEARS EVENT!

GOOD LUCK TO THE RECOLETOS COMMUNITY!

BRAVO!! BASTE!!

untamed
06-27-2010, 07:23 PM
Ex-SSC star predicts team will keep title
By FRANCIS SANTIAGO (mb.com.ph)

Although San Sebastian College barely got past Letran, 59-53, in its opening match at the start of the 86th NCAA basketball tournament last Saturday, Jimbo Aquino, the team's former top gunner and last year's Finals MVP, is confident that the Stags will keep their title.

Aquino, who has finished his collegiate playing years, sat behind the Stags bench at the Araneta Coliseum to give his former teammates morale support.

"I think they have the material to make it to the finals and win the championship again," Aquino said in Filipino. "Even without me, the team remains formidable because everybody has stepped up and everyone has now become a threat."

The Stags struggled all through out but managed to pull through behind a tenacious defense and the heroics of Ronald Pascual and the athletic Calvin Abueva.

"It's only the team's first game and they are still looking for their form," Aquino said. SSC coach Ato Agustin agreed.

"It doesn't matter if we struggle offensively as long as we also limit their offense through our tough defense," Agustin said.

The Stags had a dismal 21 of 57 shooting clip and turned the ball over 24 times, allowing the Knights to make a strong stand despite an undermanned line up.

The Knights missed injured Kevin Alas, but kept themselves within striking distance and even led 30-27 at the half.

But the 6-foot-2 Pascual turned the tide in their favor after knocking down 13 of his 15 points in the third quarter to help the Stags regain the momentum and the lead, 47-39, which they held on until the end. The Knights were able to come as close as 53-55 on a JP Belencion triple, but were held scoreless in the last 2:04.

Calvin Abueva also made his presence felt, especially in the first half where he fired nine of his 13 points to stop the Knights from pulling away after racing to a 9-2 lead.

San Beda College likewise got off to a roaring start as it demolished Jose Rizal University, 68-52, and spoiled the debut of Bombers coach Vergel Meneses.

The San Beda Red Cubs, on the other hand open their quest for a back-to-back title when they go up against the Jose Rizal University Light Bombers at the resumption of hostilities Monday at 4 p.m. at The Arena in San Juan

Poging Baste
06-29-2010, 06:32 PM
For the Stags, this willl be the final year of Dave Najorda, Gilbert Bulawan, Raymond Maconocido and Pamboy Raymundo.


HOPE THEY DELIVER THE GOODS!

BRAVO!! BASTE!!



Ex-SSC star predicts team will keep title
By FRANCIS SANTIAGO (mb.com.ph)

Although San Sebastian College barely got past Letran, 59-53, in its opening match at the start of the 86th NCAA basketball tournament last Saturday, Jimbo Aquino, the team's former top gunner and last year's Finals MVP, is confident that the Stags will keep their title.

Aquino, who has finished his collegiate playing years, sat behind the Stags bench at the Araneta Coliseum to give his former teammates morale support.

"I think they have the material to make it to the finals and win the championship again," Aquino said in Filipino. "Even without me, the team remains formidable because everybody has stepped up and everyone has now become a threat."

The Stags struggled all through out but managed to pull through behind a tenacious defense and the heroics of Ronald Pascual and the athletic Calvin Abueva.

"It's only the team's first game and they are still looking for their form," Aquino said. SSC coach Ato Agustin agreed.

"It doesn't matter if we struggle offensively as long as we also limit their offense through our tough defense," Agustin said.

The Stags had a dismal 21 of 57 shooting clip and turned the ball over 24 times, allowing the Knights to make a strong stand despite an undermanned line up.

The Knights missed injured Kevin Alas, but kept themselves within striking distance and even led 30-27 at the half.

But the 6-foot-2 Pascual turned the tide in their favor after knocking down 13 of his 15 points in the third quarter to help the Stags regain the momentum and the lead, 47-39, which they held on until the end. The Knights were able to come as close as 53-55 on a JP Belencion triple, but were held scoreless in the last 2:04.

Calvin Abueva also made his presence felt, especially in the first half where he fired nine of his 13 points to stop the Knights from pulling away after racing to a 9-2 lead.

San Beda College likewise got off to a roaring start as it demolished Jose Rizal University, 68-52, and spoiled the debut of Bombers coach Vergel Meneses.

The San Beda Red Cubs, on the other hand open their quest for a back-to-back title when they go up against the Jose Rizal University Light Bombers at the resumption of hostilities Monday at 4 p.m. at The Arena in San Juan

untamed
07-04-2010, 02:47 PM
NCAA Press Corps Player of the Week: Calvin Abueva (San Sebastian)
by NCAA Press Release


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On his second season in the NCAA, there’s hardly any secret about the game of San Sebastian’s Calvin Abueva.

His skill set is impressive, but his thrusts to the basket have become predictable at times.

His intensity and energy level, though, spells the difference.

With the Stags struggling to find their championship form early in the season, Abueva stepped up to lead the reigning titlists to back-to-back victories for a share of top spot with powerhouse San Sebastian.

The 6-foot-3 Abueva averaged 13 points, 8.5 rebounds and two blocks in the Stags’ tougher-than-expected victories over Letran and Perpetual Help in the first week of the season.

Those performances proved enough to earn the first Accel FilOil Flying V NCAA Press Corps Player of the Week award supported by Gatorade.

“Calvin gives us so much energy but sometimes you have to control him,” said San Sebastian coach Ato Agustin. “He’s very important to our team.”

The Stags were off to a slow start against Letran, before Agustin fielded Abueva to the floor.

The Pampanga-born cager immediately made an impact, scoring on a couple of drives and a tomahawk dunk that allowed the Stags to gain a foothold of the game.

And although Abueva found himself in early foul trouble, he returned to score two crucial baskets late in the fourth quarter that quelled the Knights’ rally.

Against Perpetual Help, Abueva made seven of his 13 points in the final quarter.

Together with the lanky Ian Sangalang, they formed a solid defensive blanket that held the Altas to just eight points in the final seven minutes.

Poging Baste
07-07-2010, 10:05 AM
GOD BLESS THE WHOLE TEAM! :D

Poging Baste
07-15-2010, 04:54 PM
Because of Typhoon Basyang, the SSCR Jrs. and Srs. Team will be on a 17 day rest... As of this day, they are still hibernating... Hope that their 50point win over EAC (the attitude and spirit of winning) would still be present when they face the MIT Cardinals on July 23.

BRAVO!! BASTE!!

Poging Baste
07-23-2010, 12:31 PM
its game on for the STAGS!

SSCR versus mit.

GO!! BASTE!!

Poging Baste
07-24-2010, 09:46 AM
Defending champion San Sebastian held Mapua to just four points in the fourth quarter as it hammered out a 68-49 win yesterday to join last year’s runner-up San Beda atop the heap in the 86th NCAA basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City.

Calvin Abueva fired a game high 18 points he spiked with 12 rebounds, three steals and two assists while Ronald Pascual and Gilbert Bulawan added 17 and 12 points, respectively, as the Stags clinched their fourth win in row.

It was defense though that spelled the difference as the Mendiola-based dribblers held the Cardinals to just 11 shots in the fourth canto making only two of them.

“We played really tough defense in the fourth quarter,” said San Sebastian coach Ato Agustin, who went straight to the Big Dome to sit on the bench of San Miguel where he is a team consultatnt in a PBA semifinal game last night.

The Cardinals fell to their second loss against the same number of wins.

San Sebastian 68- Abueva 18, Pascual 17, Bulawan 12, Raymundo 8, Semira 4, del Rio 4, Gatchalian 3, Sangalang 2, Gorospe 0, dela Cruz 0, Maconocido 0

Mapua 49- Cornejo 10, Sarangay 8, Stevens 7, Parala 6, Pascual 5, Maniego 3, Ranises 1, Cabrera 0, Acosta 0

Quarterscores: 20-18; 35-31; 47-45; 68-49

jpmalpas
07-26-2010, 11:06 AM
Ian Sangalang, bawi Next Game, parang wala sa sarili nung Game against MIT. Calvin Abueva is having an MVP Season. ;D

Poging Baste
07-26-2010, 06:40 PM
Another eye sore is GOROSPE... the hype with him is blah...

Though a rookie, I just wish he mature enough soon... Some of his kasabayan were quite impressive...

BRAVO!! BASTE!!

POGING SEBASTINO!!

untamed
07-27-2010, 05:05 PM
NCAA Season 86 profiles – Ronald Pascual: ‘The Rising Stag’
by Anton Roxas ;)

The San Sebastian College-Recoletos Stags had just begun practice. After finishing their warm-up routine, the defending champions of the NCAA moved on to the “three-man-weave” – a drill which involves three players (Usually a point guard, wingman, and a big.) making three passes moving from one baseline to the other with the player making the first pass finishing on the other end.

A lot of these guys can dunk.

6’5” starting center, Ian Sangalang, who played a little one-on-one game with Kobe Bryant last year, July 21, 2009 during the latter’s Asia Tour, went up for a strong left handed flush. Gilbert Bulawan executed a dunk of his own, a right handed slam. And then, there was ‘The Beast’ himself, Calvin Abueva, who had 5’8” Erickson Gatchalian bounce the ball off the board first, before he jumped up in the air to catch it with his two hands to throw down the monstrous dunk.

There were a lot of “Ooohs” and “Aaahs” drawn from the San Sebastian students who were watching their team’s practice at the 6th floor of the St. Augustine Law Building. But, perhaps the most striking reaction came right after high-flying second-year guard, Ronald Pascual effortlessly put the ball through the hoop with two hands needing only two steps to take off.

“Parang and dali lang,” said one student.

Although there may be an abundance of athleticism in the world of Philippine Collegiate hoops, the kind that this 22-year old native of Sta. Maria, Mexico, Pampanga possesses is rare. What makes his ability more amazing is that he was a late bloomer in terms of playing sports.

Ronald was already 11 years old when he first began playing basketball and the first varsity team he ever joined was not about burning nets but rather, rising above them.

“Volleyball player ako nung una. Naglaro ako varsity, second year ako sa San Carlos High School sa Pampanga,” shared the very soft-spoken Pascual.

It was this experience that taught Ronald the proper way to use his legs when jumping. The following year however, he would get a proposal that started off his journey in the exciting world of hoops.

“Kasi, naglalaro ako sa mga liga-liga, tapos pinuntahan ako sa sa bahay ng isang referee sa liga, si Benjie Navarro. Siya rin yung coach ng NU Women’s noong panahong yon. Tinanong niya ako kung gusto ko mag-basketbol sa Manila,” recalled Pascual.

Pascual would be brought to Adamson University by Navarro. And, after spending one year as an aspirant, head coach Jimwell Gican, who is now an assistant with the Perpetual Help Altas, elevated him to the UAAP juniors team entering his final year in high school. Unfortunately for Ronald, he tore the anterior cruciate ligament on his right knee during summer practice, thus forcing him to sit out an entire year.

He was like a falcon with clipped wings, wanting to fly but couldn’t. He spent a year in Adamson’s Team B during his first year in college and recalls that experience as one of the hardest times in his life.

“Sariwa pa yung injury ko noon,” said Ronald while holding on to his right knee – The scar from the ACL surgery still evident.

He had the potential to be a good basketball player but his progress was derailed by injury. Lady Luck was apparently not on his good side during his early years in Manila and that is why Ronald returned to the comforts of home in an effort to rediscover his confidence by playing in Inter-Barangay leagues.

Back in Pampanga, Ronald received a call from none other than the lead assistant coach of San Sebastian, Alan Trinidad who asked him to participate in the Pineda’s Basketball Camp of Mayor Dennis Pineda in Lubao, Pampanga.
“Taun-taon ginaganap yun. Sabay kami nila Calvin (Abueva), Ian (Sangalang) at Dexter (Maiquez) sumali. Sa Assumption University ginaganap o kaya sa ibang Brgy. Gym,” said Pascual.

That camp proved to be the key in building the championship team of NCAA Season 85. San Sebastian was suddenly loaded with Pampanga’s Best. Of course, the biggest upgrade was the addition of one of the greatest Philippine Basketball players of all-time, the ‘Atom Bomb’ himself, Ato Agustin who is also currently serving in his second term as City Councilor in San Fernando, Pampanga.

“Tinuruan ako ni Coach Ato kung paano yung tamang posisyon pag tumitira. Dati kasi, panget yung porma ko. Parehong kamay, sabay tumataas. Kaya tinuruan niya ako ng tamang shooting form,” said Pascual.

Under the tutelage of Agustin and in the company of fellow Pampangeños, Pascual found a home with the San Sebastian College-Recoletos Golden Stags. He played a key role coming off the bench during the Golden Stags title run. This season, Ronald had big shoes to fill as he steps into the starting lineup at shooting guard, a position vacated by last year’s Finals MVP, Jimbo Aquino

“Try ko yung best ko. Wala ni si Jimbo. Malaking kawalan yun. Nabigyan ako ng pagkakataon ngayong year. Sa off-season in-improve ko yung defense ko. Mabagal kasi yung lateral ko. Pati yung drive ko. Goal namin, Final Four, tapos Finals,” said Pascual.

The Golden Stags have gotten used to winning since the infusion of Pampanga flavor to the squad. They captured a Philippine Basketball League (PBL) Championship and the FilOil Flying V Preseason Invitational Cup as well. Finally, Lady Luck has fallen in love with this simple but valuable individual.

“13 yung lucky number ko. Dito ako nakilala sa mga liga-liga. Nung nasa Adamson kasi ako, 19 yung binigay sa akin na number ni coach Jimwell. Malas yata ako sa 19. Kaya 13 talaga yung lucky number ko,” said Pascual.

Aside from his newfound success in the game of basketball, Ronald believes that he is more lucky in life to have a loving family that he can come home to when things turn bad. His mother, Nelia Pascual still resides in their home in Sta. Monica, Mexico, Pampanga. He comes home to her twice a month for guidance and inspiration.

“Inspiration ko yung nanay ko,” said Pascual.

There’s nothing like a loving son but what makes this quiet cager break out a wide smile is the mention of his wife, Jonna Rivera-Pascual and their 11-month old daughter who is turning a year old on August 19

This writer then asked the 6’1” athletic specimen what the name of his daughter is.

“Rihanna,” smiled Pascual. “Para maikli,” he laughed.

In his second season donning the historic Red and Gold, Pascual is currently leading the team in scoring after 4 games, averaging 15.8 points per game. He may not be as witty a player as last year’s team captain, Jimbo Aquino. But, Pascual is slowly building a reputation of his own – A steady three-point shooter, improving defender, with jump-out-the-gym ability.

He could have been a soaring Falcon.

But, it was not meant to be.

Ronald Pascual is fittingly, a ‘Rising Stag.’

Poging Baste
07-31-2010, 01:30 PM
Defending champion San Sebastian banked on the monster effort of Calvin Albueva as it gunned down Jose Rizal, 72-59, yesterday to regain a share of the lead with last year’s runner-up San Beda in the 86th NCAA basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City.

Abueva, called “The Beast” for his energetic and bullying ways, came through with game-highs 16 points, 15 rebounds and four steals to power the Stags to a fifth straight win and a place on top along with the Lions.

“What can I say, he (Abueva) is always like that even in practice, he’s part of the reason we won,” said San Sebastian coach Ato Agustin.

The Stags made their move late in the second quarter when they shut down the Bombers while unleashing an 11-0 blitz that transformed a 24-all deadlock to a 35-24 lead at the break.

With a rock-solid defense anchored on Abueva, San Sebastian never relinquished the lead from there as Jose Rizal could only get as near as seven points.

Marvin Hayes, a many-time member of the elite First Mythical team, paced the Bombers with 16 points but they just don’t have an answer to Abueva.

Jose Rizal thus saw its four-game run snapped as it dropped to its second setback.

The Scores:
San Sebastian 72 - Abueva 16, Pascual 14, Raymundo 13, Bulawan 9, del Rio 8, Sangalang 4, Gorospe 4, Semira 2, Gatchalian 2, Maconocido 0

Jose Rizal 59 - Hayes 16, J. Lopez 12, Etame 10, Bulangis 9, Kabigting 5, Njei 3, Almario 2, Matute 2, Montemayor 0, M. Lopez 0, Apinan 0

QS: 20-16; 35-24; 51-41; 72-59

BedanRoar
08-20-2010, 09:02 AM
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/198947/lessons-learned-stags-coach-agustin-remains-positive-after-loss


Lessons learned: Stags coach Agustin remains positive after loss 08/19/2010 | 09:28 PM

San Sebastian coach Ato Agustin admitted that his Stags focused more in roughhousing and trash talking instead of beating San Beda during their highly-anticipated clash on Wednesday at The Arena in San Juan.

"I told them that they should not get caught up with the trash talking of the other team and the rough plays they're doing on the court," Agustin said after his Stags suffered an 88-76 mauling from the Red Lions.

In that contest, the defending champions struggled for most of the game, trailing by 18 points, muffed a number of free throws (18-of-38) and gave up 17 fastbreak points.

"As far as rebounds and turnovers are concerned, we're OK with that," Agustin said. "But the free throws and the transition points that we gave up really hurt us."

Although Calvin Abueva got his numbers, finishing with 18 points and 14 rebounds, he struggled inside against San Beda's huge frontline composed of American Sudan Daniel, Dave Marcelo and twin brothers Anthony and Dave Semerad.

He even engaged in several physical encounters with the Semerad brothers and forced a lot of difficult shots inside.

"The effort was there, but again Calvin was out of control again. He has to play smart," said Agustin, who later saw another crushing defeat as an assistant of San Miguel Beer, which lost to Alaska in Game 6 (102-88) of the PBA Fiesta Conference Finals.

Although backup guard Raymond Maconocido finished with 15 points, the offensive game of starters Pamboy Raymundo and Anthony Del Rio were non-existent as they combined for just eight points.

"I'm glad Maco (Maconocido) played well. That's his game. But Pamboy and Anthony didn't play well," Agustin said.

The Stags start their second round assignment against Emilio Aguinaldo College on Monday, hoping that the lessons of this defeat would help them in their title retention bid.

San Beda, on the other hand, start its second-round campaign against College of St. Benilde with the Red Lions hoping to remain undefeated.

"They tend to believe that they can come back from big deficits," Agustin said. "I guess it's good that we lost this game so that they would learn their lesson."

"I have to give credit to San Beda. They prepared very well against us," he added. –

danny
08-21-2010, 04:59 PM
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/198947/lessons-learned-stags-coach-agustin-remains-positive-after-loss


Lessons learned: Stags coach Agustin remains positive after loss 08/19/2010 | 09:28 PM

San Sebastian coach Ato Agustin admitted that his Stags focused more in roughhousing and trash talking instead of beating San Beda during their highly-anticipated clash on Wednesday at The Arena in San Juan.

"I told them that they should not get caught up with the trash talking of the other team and the rough plays they're doing on the court," Agustin said after his Stags suffered an 88-76 mauling from the Red Lions.



I hope we all learned something from Agustin.

Mel
08-27-2010, 02:50 PM
Baste 22, Benilde 14 at the half. Abueva leaves game after 1st period with injured ankle or foot.

untamed
09-10-2010, 07:14 PM
Stags can defend NCAA title, says former team captain
[size=7pt]By Marjorie Gorospe, loQal.ph/ph.promotion.yahoo.com/college-hoops
Thursday September 9, 2010 09:28 pm PDT


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San Sebastian alumni Jimbo Aquino believes his alma mater can defend its National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's seniors basketball title this season.

Aquino, who is PBA-bound after getting drafted by the Ginebra Kings along with former JRU stalwart John Wilson, led the Stags to the title last year after dethroning grand slam champs San Beda in the finals.

The former San Sebastian team captain was also named the finals' Most Valuable Player.

"They can win defend their title even without me as long they play as a team and have the patience whenever the game gets tough," says Aquino.

San Sebastian is currently in second place behind arch rival San Beda. The Red Lions, who are out to avenge their bitter loss last season, remain unbeaten so far after 12 games.

"The team has coach Ato (Agustin) who is really good in coordination. One unique quality of the Stags is that they have the tendency to get stronger when challenged," says the 6-foot-2 Aquino, adding that he has always looked up to Agustin as his mentor even now that he is in PBA.

He says that he is glad to leave San Sebastian with a championship but adds his former teammates need to sustain a "champion's heart" to snare the title one more time.

Much as he misses playing in the NCAA, he says all he can do is to support the Stags and move on to improve himself as a professional player.

"Right now I am still adjusting because professional basketball is a different paradigm for us. We have to adjust on dealing with the veterans since we are the rookies now," says Aquino, expecting more physical play in the PBA.

He treats the PBA as a "gathering" of former college star players and this motivates him to play better.

"It gets tougher each training day and even when playing with big guys. But like what coach Ato (Agustin) always tells me, I should never lose my composure and my confidence and right now, we're all trying to help our team and make our former college teams proud of us."

machine101
09-22-2010, 07:28 PM
how old is abueva and how many playing years does he have left after this season?

untamed
09-30-2010, 01:59 PM
the golden staglets won over the red cubs.

Spikermike
10-02-2010, 08:41 PM
^by one point.. in overtime.

danny
10-23-2010, 09:26 AM
Play it clean and my former school will regain my respect. Until next year, Sebastinians.

BedanRoar
10-23-2010, 06:28 PM
Play it clean and my former school will regain my respect. Until next year, Sebastinians.


Danny, I guess that you wont be receiving a reply soon, disappointed sila sa forecast ni Jimbo.

Bravo Baste!

LION
10-25-2010, 10:34 PM
This house has been abandoned.

Regular Grey
10-25-2010, 11:31 PM
Tao po, Tao Po, Wala ngang tao. ;D

danny
10-30-2010, 02:48 AM
Abandoned indeed.

toti_mendiola
11-01-2010, 10:18 AM
Dear Calvin,

Please stay with sscr. You two compliment each other.A match made in high heavens. Besides its always a joy seeing you mix it up with jake and david. I still want to see you pwned.

A fan ...... of the RL.

Regular Grey
11-01-2010, 02:09 PM
Baka naman SS CR ang ayaw kay Calvin ;D

lekiboy
11-02-2010, 08:36 AM
Get out of here, boys...ang kukulit nyo. :)

danny
11-06-2010, 06:02 AM
^^^

Wala nga SILA dito. Andun sa Pex at binabanatan pa din nila San Beda. Susme. ;)

crazybedan
11-06-2010, 02:03 PM
matagal tagal na mananahimik si poging baste wahahaha! kawawang nilalang!

Mang_Roger
11-27-2010, 12:39 PM
Dumudugo daw mga ilong pag dito sa GF nag-post. That's why they prefer PEX.