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07-01-2010, 12:16 PM

UAAP Season 73 team lineups
by Christian Soler
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THIS LIST contains the names of the competing players in the men’s basketball tournament of UAAP Season 73. Each squad can submit a maximum of 16 players. Information will be updated as soon as it arrives. To all those who wish to re-post this list, please cite our Web site.


AYALA, Garrick – F
DURAN, Erwin – F
ENGUIO, Biboy – F
LEE, Paul – G/F
RAZON, Sam – F
REYES, Raffy – G
TAGARDA, Lucas – G
ZAMAR, Paul – G

HEAD COACH: CHONGSON, Lawrence (2nd season)

07-01-2010, 12:20 PM
I like the lineup (tall and quick) ;D but what happened to Flores? ???

07-02-2010, 09:35 PM

UAAP preview: Warriors out to end 25-year title drought
07/02/2010 | 12:01 AM

The last time University of the East won the championship, the late Ferdinand Marcos was still the nation’s most powerful figure, SM North Edsa was newly established and was the biggest mall at that time and the Philippine Basketball Association had only six teams left brought about by the disbandment of the legendary Crispa Redmanzers and their rival Toyota Corollas a year before that.

And the Warriors had two prominent names on their lot – Allan Caidic and Jerry Codiñera – who will soon finally make their mark as two of the fabled members of the PBA’s 25 Greatest Players.

That was 25 years ago, the last time the Recto-based cagers won a UAAP title that capped their back-to-back crowns.

Since then, UE always ended up dry despite having numerous chances in a stretch of more than two decades under coaches who have come and go.

Last year, the Warriors surprisingly marched their way back to the Promised Land, but they didn’t have enough arsenal to match up against the high-flying Eagles of Ateneo, who won back-to-back titles.

They had a good run to the crown last season, but signs are not encouraging this time around.

Their best frontliners, Pari Llagas and Elmer Espiritu won’t be around for the Warriors as the duo decided to turn pros.

Two other members of last year’s starting unit, Val Acuña and Rudy Lingganay, will not be returning as well for the team of coach Lawrence Chiongson.

But there’s one positive note for the Warriors.

Paul Lee, the cerebral quarterback of UE, will be back to keep a hold of this young team and will most likely play alongside veteran James Martinez in the backcourt.

Martinez, who suffered an ACL injury that sidelined him for the rest of the season, will play a crucial role for the Warriors. His condition remains doubtful, though, whether he can step up as quicker as the younger guys in the league or he will eat his opponents’ dust.

Also returning are power-leaping 5-foot-9 guard Raffy Reyes and smart and snappy 5-foot-10 guard Paul Zamar, who will provide speed and hustle.

They will be joined by 6-foot swingman Ric Enguio, an athletic guard from Lyceum.

Ken Acibar, 6-foot-6, is expected to get the minutes he need this time, as well as 6-foot-5 center/forward Sam Razon. Newcomer Jun Rosopa, a 6-foot-5 banger, will be utilized more this season. - Rey Joble, GMANews.,TV

07-03-2010, 08:56 PM

UAAP Season 73 preview – Ateneo, FEU, UE
by Christian Soler
Saturday, 3 July 2010 291 Views | 4 Comments

THE 73rd season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines kicks off on Saturday, July 10 at the Araneta Coliseum. As always, inboundpass.com breaks down the eight competing squads and sizes up their chances for the upcoming campaign.

Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles

2009 record: 13-1 (3-1 in playoffs, beat University of the East in the finals)
Head coach: Norman Black

Additions: Carlo Balmaceda, Arthur dela Cruz, JP Erram, Jason Escueta, Jeric Estrada

Subtractions: Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Nonoy Baclao, Vince Burke, Jai Reyes, Oping Sumalinog

Holdovers: Bacon Austria, Ryan Buenafe, Justin Chua, Chris de Chavez, Frank Golla, Tonino Gonzaga, Kirk Long, Emman Monfort, Eric Salamat, Nico Salva, Juami Tiongson

Background: The Katipunan five showed how much their shock value was worth in Season 72. Despite suffering upsets at the hands of UP in the eliminations and UE in Game 2 of the Finals, Ateneo displayed the resiliency that defines a champion.

Key changes: Vital cogs Rabeh Al-Hussaini, Nonoy Baclao and Jai Reyes depart Loyola Heights with back-to-back titles, leaving the floor to proven second-stringers who have played their part to perfection in both championship runs.

Rookies JP Erram and Jason Escueta will see a lot of minutes manning the slot in 2010. Escueta takes up a lot of space given his physique, and will surely be a force on the glass. Erram reminds fans of a younger Baclao. His potential is sky-high. Ex-San Beda Red Cub Arthur dela Cruz continues the tradition of youngsters making the trip from Mendiola to Katipunan, and may see some action at the four-spot. Jeric Estrada, at 6’7, is a project but has a much better upside than guys like Vince Burke.

Outlook: Given the departures, Eric Salamat emerges as the squad’s heart and soul, while Nico Salva becomes both the center of the offense and screams of the female fans. As always, coach Norman Black will employ a 10- to 11-man rotation, which despite the personnel losses remains the most experienced in the league.

The Blue Eagles have always had enviable depth since 1998, the last season they failed to reach the Final Four. While the bench is a bit suspect given the fact that many of the them will be playing up to more elevated roles (Emman Monfort and Juami Tiongson filling in for Jai Reyes, Salva for Baclao and two rookies alternating for Al-Hussaini), it is still more battle-hardened than the rest of the league. As always, defense remains the unit’s calling card. If there’s any program that subscribes to the axiom, “good defense leads to easy baskets,” it’s Ateneo.

Prognosis: 2010 is the proverbial crossroad in the Blue Eagles’ hoops program. While Season 72 bade farewell to stalwarts who’ve brought glory and championship rings, Season 74 promises a long production line of talent, with Gwynne Capacio, Greg Slaughter and most likely Kiefer Ravena joining the fray. Season 73 seems to be stuck in a time warp. Nonetheless, if you’re Black and Blue, 2010 will be more than just a stop along the train tracks. In fact, it could very well be the past and the future meshed into yet another vicious title run.

Far Eastern University Tamaraws

2009 record: 11-3 (0-2 in playoffs, lost to UE in Final Four)
Head coach: Glenn Capacio

Additions: Anton Bringas, Carl Bryan Cruz, Clarence Foronda, Anjoe Latonio, Gryann Mendoza, Terrence Romeo

Subtractions: Mark Barroca, Casey Caluag, Jaymo Eguilos, Marty Pereabras, Edgar Tanuan, McJan Vinluan

Holdovers: JR Cawaling, Reil Cervantes, Chris Exciminiano, RR Garcia, Jolas Guerrero, Jens Knuttel, Christian Manalo, Pipo Noundou, Aldrech Ramos, Paul Sanga

Background: After an above-average elimination round campaign, FEU was rocked by its seemingly annual dose of controversy as leading scorer Mark Barroca was dismissed from the team before the start of the Final Four. In disarray, the Tamaraws humbly lost two straight games to an inspired Red Warrior lineup in a semifinal meltdown.

Key changes: Along with Adamson, FEU retains the most intact core from the previous season, of course notwithstanding Barroca. While many a fan may have forgotten the Zamboanga native, his value as an offensive triple threat will sorely be missed.

Rookie phenom Terrence Romeo, infamous for an 83-point performance in a juniors game for the Baby Tams last year, will figure in Glenn Capacio’s rotation. His flashy and sometimes undisciplined play needs some tempering, though. Anton Bringas, elder brother of Arvie, adds brute force to the frontline, while Bryan Cruz is a more than serviceable second-string big man.

Outlook: Just when will “next year” come? For that matter, why isn’t “last year” ever exorcised? Since 2007, FEU has looked like a dynasty waiting to happen. Three years on and the Tamaraws remain winless in postseason play, going a dismal 0-5 in classification/Final Four games.

Clearly, the material is there. This is arguably the finest generation of Morayta ballers since the Johnny Abarrientos and Victor Pablo days of the early 90s (and to some extent, just as good as Arwind Santos and co. in the 2000s). Aldrech Ramos and JR Cawaling are the best at their positions, while RR Garcia is a pro in a college sophomore’s body. Reil Cervantes has improved by leaps and bounds, and the bench is the best in the league. Perhaps, Capacio’s newly installed triangle offense, described by Jens Knuttel as “Laker ball,” could get FEU over the hump.

Prognosis: Despite having an under-fire Capacio and a restless battalion of cagers failing to live up to its potential at the helm, FEU remains the preseason pick of pundits and supporters alike. If the Tamaraws can actually get through a year without an inch of controversy, they’ll win Season 73. That’s a big “if,” however.

University of the East Red Warriors

2009 record: 10-4 (3-2 in playoffs; lost to Ateneo de Manila University in the Finals)
Head coach: Lawrence Chongson

Additions: Lordy Casajeros, Biboy Enguio, Ivan Hernandez, James Martinez, Sam Razon, Kit Rosopa, Adi Santos

Subtractions: Val Acuña, John Alabanza, Toto Bandaying, Elmer Espiritu, Jairold Flores, Rudy Lingganay, Pari Llagas

Holdovers: Ken Acibar, Garrick Ayala, Erwin Duran, Paul Lee, JM Noble, Raffy Reyes, JR Sumido, Lucas Tagarda, Paul Zamar

Background: The Red Warriors captured the imagination of every UE alum, student and neutral by going on an eight-game win run, which took with it the scalp of a twice-to-beat Tamaraw in the semis. In the end, UE fell a game and decent Pari Llagas performance short of a first title in 24 years.

Key changes: UE lost its entire frontline after Llagas, Val Acuña and Elmer Espiritu played out their eligibility last season, equivalent to 37 points and 20 boards a contest. Also gone is the steady Rudy Lingganay, one of a few point guards to have an assist-to-turnover ratio above 2.

James Martinez, whose jersey number was on every Red Warrior’s uniform in Season 72 after missing the entire season to an ACL tear, returns to infuse consistent shooting and leadership into the lineup. 6’6 Kit Rosopa, at 24, becomes the oldest rookie in UE – and perhaps league – history. He’ll provide decent minutes alongside 6’4 Sam Razon, a one-time National College of Business and Arts Wildcat. Adi Santos, an ex-UE Page, adds a physical dimension to Chongson’s frontline.

Outlook: It’s no surprise that the world of the Warriors will revolve around Paul Lee. Poised for an MVP season, Lee will most likely lead the league in scoring (or at least come in second to UP’s Mike Silungan). To lead his team to victory is another story, although he has proven to be a capable passer, pacing the league in assists at 4.9 last year. Martinez, Raffy Reyes and Paul Zamar will all benefit from the pressure opposing defenses are expected to exert on Lee.

While UE remains potent in the backcourt, it’s the frontline that’s hounded by question marks. Razon, Rosopa and Santos are unproven at this level. 6’6 Ken Acibar could be the Recto unit’s anesthetic to its decimated frontline as it attempts to rebuild from Season 72. Whoever it is, someone has to take charge of rebounding and at least providing the consistent presence underneath the basket for the Red and White.

Prognosis: If UST, with Dylan Ababou, Khasim Mirza, Jeric Teng and 13 no-namers make the Final Four do it, why can’t UE? Lee’s supporting cast is much better than Ababou’s last year. Should his frontline be able to hold its own and do at least the basics, expect Chongson and the Red Warriors to make a run down the stretch.

Projected team standings
1. Far Eastern University
2. Ateneo de Manila University
3. University of the East
4. Adamson University
T5. De La Salle University
T5. University of the Philippines
T7. National University
T7. University of Sto. Tomas

Final Four
FEU over Adamson
Ateneo over UE
Champion: Ateneo

For a more in-depth analysis, grab a copy of Rebound: The Spirit of College Basketball, which hits newsstands on July 1, 2010.

07-05-2010, 02:49 PM
I like the lineup (tall and quick) ;D but what happened to Flores? ???

Ask the insiders. I heard Coach Lawrence had a hand(or fist) as to why Flores is no longer in the lineup.

Sam Miguel
07-08-2010, 06:59 AM
From the UAAP Board - - -


Adopted by the UAAP Board July 2010

Historically, sport was determined to be the more positive way of settling disputes
between warring nation states. Why? Because rules were instigated to effect a measure
of control on the athletes and the conduct of the activity. Next, the officials saw to it that
the rules were applied to all and last, the fans could cheer for their “heroes” who brought
them honor and glory. This illustrates the connection between these three participants
involved in a sport event which has thus remained to the present.
As the official organizing body of the UAAP, the Board of Directors observed the
escalating problem of violence during UAAP games, in particular, those involving
players and fans. With the overall objective of creating a safe, comfortable and enjoyable
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07-10-2010, 07:35 PM
UE 67 - 80 UST. congrats to ust!

07-10-2010, 07:40 PM
good game by Acibar ;D and Enguio. in general, the team lacks intensity, specially in the 2nd half. looks like Lee is not fully recovered yet from his injury. good luck on our next assignment.

07-10-2010, 07:48 PM

UST whips UE, 80-67

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers growled and whipped the heavily favored University of the East (UE) Red Warriors, 80-67 and joins La Salle in the "W" column in the UAAP Season 73 at the Araneta on July 10.

The Story

(to be updated)

What seemed to be a tight game with no teams letting

The University of the East (UE) Red Warriors are momentarily on top of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers, 31-29 at the half as the second game of the UAAP Season 73 opening day at the Araneta Coliseum continues.

Sans the veteran Elmer Espiritu, the Red Warriors went on a seesaw battle with the Tigers in the first half. Kenneth Acibar proved to be a revelation for the Warriors as he delivered the heft of points for the Recto-based squad with 9 points and 7 rebounds.

Not to be outdone, the Growling Tigers continued to live up to its dark horse image as it surprised last year's bridesmaids with Santo Tomas on top at the first 12-17.

07-10-2010, 08:54 PM
they missed alot of freethrows...and paul lee is not his usual self napaaga yata ang pagbalik nya from his injury....tsk...

07-10-2010, 11:34 PM

Growling Tigers shackle Lee, UE
by Sid Ventura
Saturday, 10 July 2010 1,083 Views | 20 Comments

UNIVERSITY of Sto. Tomas held University of the East to a solitary basket in the first six minutes of the fourth quarter to pound out an impressive 80-67 win and begin their UAAP Season 73 campaign on a bright note last July 10, 2010 at the Araneta Coliseum.

The Tigers hounded UE gunner Paul Lee all game long, holding him to only seven points on 2-of-10 shooting. Another UE shooter, comebacking James Martinez, was also held to seven points in the face of UST’s tough perimeter defense.

Jeric Teng, last year’s Rookie of the Year, got it done on both ends of the floor, topscoring for the Tigers with 15 points and putting the cuffs on Lee on defense.

“Sabi ko kay Jeric, huwag na niya patanggapin ng bola si Lee,” said UST coach Pido Jarencio. And indeed, Lee struggled to find his shot all night, missing all his four three-point attempts.

Teng said he knew it was a tough assignment, and was glad he got the job done. “Mabigat na responsibility iyon. But Coach always emphasizes defense to us.”

UST also unveiled a surprise package in swingman Eduardo Daquioag, a rookie from Rizal Technological University. Daquioag, who hails from Ilocos Norte, scattered 10 points in only 16 minutes of action.

“Sabi sa inyo, may lalabas diyan,” Jarencio said, referring to the little-known Daquioag, whom he had been keeping tabs on since the player was in high school.

“But I give credit to my players. For three to four months, pagod sa akin ang mga iyan. Hindi kami sumali ng summer leagues, kasi baka bababa lang ang morale namin, at kapag nangyari iyon, baka hindi ko lang sila maturuan.

“May kaunting lapses pa. But we played as a team and we won as a team.”

The Warriors, coming off a runner-up finish in Season 72, actually led at the half, 31-29, behind the stellar play of Ken Acibar. But they gave up 28 points in the third as the Tigers seized control of the pace of the game with an uptempo attack featuring Daquioag, Teng and Chris Camus.

Still, UST only led by two entering the fourth period. But UE suddenly went ice cold. After Biboy Enguio scored to bring the Warriors to within three at 60-57 with 7:48 left, the Warriors would not score again until Lee hit a driving lay-up at the 3:41 mark. By then, UST was already ahead 68-59.

Teng and Camus put the finishing touches on the win, teaming up for UST’s last six points after UE threatened for the last time at 74-67 on a Martinez triple.

Clark Bautista chipped in 14 points for UST on 4-of-6 shooting from long distance. Acibar scored 17 points to lead the Warriors, who shot a dismal 10-of-28 on free throws.

The scores:
UST 80 – Teng 15, Bautista 14, Daquioag 10, Camus 10, Afuang 10, Mariano 7, Pe 4, Fortuna 4, Aytona 4, Tinte 2, Mamaril 0, Lo 0.

UE 67 – Acibar 17, Enguio 10, Zamar 9, Reyes 8, Martinez 7, Lee 7, Santos 5, Ayala 4, Razon 0, Casajeros 0, Duran 0.

Quarter scoring: 17-12, 29-31, 57-55, 80-67

07-10-2010, 11:38 PM
they missed alot of freethrows...and paul lee is not his usual self napaaga yata ang pagbalik nya from his injury....tsk...

that's another thing, freethrows, sayang! yes, mukha nga hirap si Lee sa laro kanina, because of the injury.

07-11-2010, 01:32 AM
ayan na ang sumpa.. sana makabawi pa tayo.. mabuti ng matalo tayo sa umpisa... BAWI TAYO .... GO UE!!!

07-11-2010, 11:18 AM

Warriors hope to make a killing anew
Written by: UAAP Administrator
7/10/2010 10:29 PM

For 25 long years, the UAAP’s championship sun has never risen in the East.

And it looks to stay the same unless the UE Red Warriors do more that just keep their eyes on the prize one more time.

But staring at the elusive Holy Grail of collegiate basketball is one thing. Grabbing, nay winning it is another.

“Our goal this season remains the same: to enter the finals and win that championship,” UE assistant coach Mark Herrera said during the UAAP Season 73 launch last Monday. “We plan to take it one game at a time just like last year.”

As of this writing, UE coach Lawrence Chongson and the rest of the Warriors are in Davao to complete the final phase of their team-building.

Despite their brainthrust’s marked optimism heading into the season, the Warriors face a narrowed path back to the Promised Land with the exodus of three of UE’s reliable frontliners in Pari Llagas, Elmer Espiritu and Val Acuña.

Along with main man Paul Lee, the prolific trio has been instrumental in the Warriors’ sensational run to the Finals capped by a resounding ouster of a twice-to-beat FEU quintet in the semis.

Compounding UE’s roster woes this season is the departure of lead guard Rudy Lingganay and back-up shooter Toto Bandaying.

Yet all is not completely lost for the Warriors’ cerebral backcourt led by the spitfirish Lee with the return of the sweet-shooting James Martinez, who was forced to sit out last year after suffering an ACL injury in the off-season.

“James is fit and ready to play once more,” Herrera said. “Chemistry won’t be a problem because James has been joining us in our practices way back last season while recuperating from his injury.”

Fueling UE’s running game are the high-flying Raffy Reyes, and hustle guards Paul Zamar and Lucas Tagarda.

“Definitely, our guard rotation will be the backbone of our offense, but we will not negate our outside shooting and inside game,” Herrera said.

The Warriors will likewise count on the perimeter sniping of rookie Ebrahim Enguio, a prized catch from Lyceum.

Upfront, big men Ken Acibar, JM Noble, Erwin Duran and Garrick Ayala are expected to play heavy minutes in defending the block and providing UE with inside firepower.

Also deemed to step up for UE is 6-foot-4 newcomer Samuel Razon of Informatics, Ezer Rosopa of Letran, Lord Casajeros of Perpetual and former UE Pages Adrian Santos and Ivan Hernandez.

Hopefully for the bleeding Warriors, the championship winter will be over this year.

07-11-2010, 11:20 AM
Good game vs Ken Acibar yesterday pero asan si Paul Lee. Si James Martinez di ata sanay sa system ni Chongson and si Paul Lee well just very unusual and subpar game. They just broke the heats of many UE supporters. For me, the big men spot will be one of UE's weakness.

07-11-2010, 11:21 AM
ayan na ang sumpa.. sana makabawi pa tayo.. mabuti ng matalo tayo sa umpisa... BAWI TAYO .... GO UE!!!

yes, dapat talaga makabawi next game, or else... baka mahirapan tayo makahabol. this is a short tournament, and every game counts.

07-11-2010, 11:32 AM
Good game vs Ken Acibar yesterday pero asan si Paul Lee. Si James Martinez di ata sanay sa system ni Chongson and si Paul Lee well just very unusual and subpar game. They just broke the heats of many UE supporters. For me, the big men spot will be one of UE's weakness.

yes, ganda ng laro ni Ken ;D. as for Lee, mukha yata pinilit lang n'ya [s'ya] makalaro. obvious na di pa fully healed yung injury n'ya. on Martinez, baka nanganapa pa. medyo meron nga problem sa loob, pero sa ganda ng laro ni Acibar [plus Santos] ngayon, supporting cast na lang ang kailangan [Razon, Duran, and Rosopa]. ganda din ng laro ni Enguio ;D

07-11-2010, 09:22 PM
UE - UST (Round 1): Kenneth Acibar [L] - Adrian Santos [R]


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07-11-2010, 09:25 PM
UE - UST (Round 1): Paul Lee


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07-11-2010, 09:30 PM
UE - UST (Round 1): James Martinez


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07-11-2010, 09:33 PM
UE - UST (Round 1): Pep Squad


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07-11-2010, 09:35 PM
UE - UST (Round 1): Pep Squad


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Sam Miguel
07-12-2010, 08:47 AM
Paul Lee was already clearly limping as early as the second quarter and Lawrence Chongson still did not rest him. Chongson should be fired for the good of this program. Bring Boysie Zamar back.

07-12-2010, 12:05 PM
UE - UST (Round 1): Pep Squad


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bagay na bagay sa UE ang uniforms nila- lalo na yung black pipings!!! ;)

07-13-2010, 07:43 AM
nakalimutan yata ipasok si razon nun 2nd half...sayang may nose for the ball tong si razon i think naka 2 or 3 rebs sya nun first haft..the team lacks ceiling obviously razon isnt a post player ang mga points niya is usually off the miss shots..si enguio naman veteran rookie na sya kaya expected na sa kanya yung ipinakita nya.. wala ako masabi kay paul lee yun paa lang talaga nya ang sumusuko hindi yun puso nya...sana makapag adjust sila adrian santos,garrick ayala and duran sa laro sa seniors di malayong maging 10+ pts 5+ reb guy sila at the least..

magaling din talaga ust...man child din ung ex bis/rtu nasi daguiaog :o

on the lighter side enjoy panuodin...nakakatuwa kasi coach pido..=)

07-13-2010, 10:33 AM
Paul Lee was already clearly limping as early as the second quarter and Lawrence Chongson still did not rest him. Chongson should be fired for the good of this program. Bring Boysie Zamar back.

clearly, Lee is not in 100% [at present]. my take on this is, he should have sat out UE's 1st game. the worst case can happen here is, he aggravate his injury.

07-13-2010, 10:35 AM
UE - UST (Round 1): Pep Squad


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bagay na bagay sa UE ang uniforms nila- lalo na yung black pipings!!! ;)

para hindi lang basketball usapan natin... meron din Pep Squad ;D good luck sa SBC! ;D

07-13-2010, 10:46 AM
nakalimutan yata ipasok si razon nun 2nd half...sayang may nose for the ball tong si razon i think naka 2 or 3 rebs sya nun first haft..the team lacks ceiling obviously razon isnt a post player ang mga points niya is usually off the miss shots..si enguio naman veteran rookie na sya kaya expected na sa kanya yung ipinakita nya.. wala ako masabi kay paul lee yun paa lang talaga nya ang sumusuko hindi yun puso nya...sana makapag adjust sila adrian santos,garrick ayala and duran sa laro sa seniors di malayong maging 10+ pts 5+ reb guy sila at the least..

magaling din talaga ust...man child din ung ex bis/rtu nasi daguiaog :o

on the lighter side enjoy panuodin...nakakatuwa kasi coach pido..=)

walang prob sa puso ni Lee, ang prob yung PAA. dapat talaga hindi muna s'ya pinaglaro, kahit yung 1st game lang. kung sa next game natin hindi pa din OK, he should be used sparingly and as a decoy for the meantime. ok naman si Razon, siguro he's still feeling his way in the game [big time basketball na ito, UAAP na eh]. let's give the kid a few games to adjust. as for Adrian, he's doing OK. ang comment ko lang dapat si Ken, and Adrian ang nasa 1st 5, rather than Sam, and Garrick.

kung meron Daquioag ang USTe, meron naman Enguio UE ;D [ok laro ng batang ito ;D ]

07-14-2010, 09:19 PM
sana nga nabigyan pa ng rest si paul lee...kung sa 2nd game sya pinalaro nabigyan pa sana sya ng extra 8 days to rest...tsk well at this point baka its too late na baka lumala na un injury nya sana nga hindi!well razon looks pretty descent kaya lang di nya basta basta matutunan yun mga post move overnight..guys im creating a thread for the next game dun na lang tayo...kita kits..

07-15-2010, 05:36 PM
sana nga nabigyan pa ng rest si paul lee...kung sa 2nd game sya pinalaro nabigyan pa sana sya ng extra 8 days to rest...tsk well at this point baka its too late na baka lumala na un injury nya sana nga hindi!well razon looks pretty descent kaya lang di nya basta basta matutunan yun mga post move overnight..guys im creating a thread for the next game dun na lang tayo...kita kits..

sana supporting role lang muna si Lee.

07-15-2010, 05:42 PM
the others must step up. no doubt our main man is Acibar [at the moment]. the inside points will come from ken, and Adrian. the 3pt sniping from Martinez, Zamar, Reyes, and Enguio. we need to win our next game.

07-16-2010, 03:41 PM
UE should focus on its strength, which right now is at the perimeter. Until Ken Acibar, Adrian Santos, Jon Rosopa and Sam Razon can prove they can operate consistently from the low blocks this is pretty much a perimeter team. Raffy Reyes with all his wondrous athletic gifts at the 1/2 spot should be more aggressive and given more license to look for his own offense. His drives and slashes are a marvel, and he has the strength to take hits and still make buckets. He should stop deferring to James Martinez and Paul Lee all the time and learn to recognize opportunities for himself and exploit them, especially since opponents do not respect him enough to provide help.

07-16-2010, 10:25 PM

Who will break out this season?
Written by: UAAP News Admin
7/15/2010 8:50 PM
By Paolo S. Mariano

As much as it is remarkable to see a team go all the way to claim a UAAP championship, it is equally marvelous to follow an individual’s arduous journey towards personal accomplishments. Every season, the league rouses certain players to deliver memorable performances. These are the type of players who leave their frailties at the door and take it to themselves to carry their respective teams. Just like the previous years, Season 73 will not be lacking in outstanding feats. With the chosen theme centered on heroism, it is only fitting to make predictions for the yearly individual awards.

Rookie of the Year runner-up: Jarelan Tampus (De La Salle University)

One of La Salle’s surprising acquisitions, Tampus brings sturdiness and exuberance to a young Green Archers squad. The 6’0” former Letran Squire plays bigger than his size with his knack for driving to the basket and roughing it up on defense. Think of a rawer version of Ryan Araña. Tampus is one of the seven DLSU greenhorns this year and expectations are high from the always-critical alumni for them to contribute after a forgettable Season 72. But ever since his high school days in Intramuros, playing at a high level has never been a problem for the tough-as-nails guard.

Rookie of the Year: Terrence Romeo (Far Eastern University)

This award is the hardest to predict since Season 73 has a pretty decent class of rookies with the likes of Jarelan Tampus, Luigi Dela Paz, Glenn Khobuntin, and Art Dela Cruz to name a few. But while all of them will get their feet wet, Romeo will be the one who will provide the most impact for his team. Known for his exceptional 83-point explosion—a UAAP Juniors record—last year as a Baby Tam, the 17-year-old phenom will be a primary scoring option for FEU off the bench and could even see some action at the starting off-guard slot. His ability to create shots and penetrate to the lane are significant assets as he tries to perform against more physical and heftier players.

Most Improved Player runner-up: Joshua Webb (De La Salle University)

Arguably the most polarizing player in the UAAP today, Joshua Webb has garnered equal number of supporters and haters with his seemingly undaunted hubris and chip-on-my-shoulder style of play. But applaud or loathe him, there is no denying that the young forward is now the heart and soul of the Green Archers. He proved last season that he can take charge if he puts his mind into it (26 points versus Ateneo in the first round). With two years of experience, Webb should now be wiser to channel his swagger and smugness into leading the young DLSU squad to a laudable finish.

Most Improved Player: Alex Nuyles (Adamson University)

It was no less than Adamson head coach Leo Austria who anointed Nuyles as the team’s new go-to-guy. Even during his rookie year in 2008, the high-leaping forward showed glitzy glimpses of promise with his incredible athleticism and versatility. This season, Nuyles will finally make the jump to the league’s upper tier of players with the Falcons’ offense now soaring around him. Although he may be erratic and out-of-control at times (2.1 TOs per game last season), Austria’s disciplined system will be enough to keep him in check. Last season, he put up 8.6 PPG and 4.7 RPG in just 22.5 minutes. It is not hard to imagine those numbers to skyrocket with more playing time this year.

Defensive Player of the Year runner-up: Chris Camus (University of Santo Tomas)

A huge revelation for UST last season, Camus will be one of the league’s toughest defenders this year. He has the physique, agility, and desire to lock down players from one to four positions. Last season, the hard-nosed California native finished tied for second in steals (1.6 SPG) and sixth in blocks (1.5 BPG), while setting up bone-jarring picks for the Tigers’ backcourt. With the exit of the duo of Dylan Ababou and Khasim Mirza, Camus will definitely see more time on the floor (23.6 MPG last season), which gives him the perfect stage to showcase his fierceness on the defensive end.

Defensive Player of the Year: Eric Salamat (Ateneo de Manila University)

For the past two seasons, Salamat has led the UAAP in steals with identical 2.1 averages. He, however, has yet to win the top defender plum because most pundits are more partial to big men who swat away shots. The swift ball-swiping of Salamat has become a regular highlight whenever Ateneo has a game. His impeccable timing and relentless physical on-ball defense make him a nightmare for opposing guards. Although he might figure more in the Blue Eagles offense this year, he still remains as the team’s top perimeter defender. Salamat is the undisputed “Sultan of Swipe” and he has no plans of, pardon the pun, allowing the title to be stolen from him in his final year.

Mythical Five

Aldrech Ramos (Far Eastern University)

With the departure of Rabeh Al-Hussaini and Elmer Espiritu, no other big man really comes close to the talent level and overall impact of Ramos. The other probable starting centers of the other seven teams: Jason Escueta, Eric Camson, Ferdinand, Jewel Ponferrada, Ken Acibar, Magi Sison, and Carmelo Afuang. Do you see any of them toppling Ramos in the Mythical Five? It’s a gargantuan N-O.

Nico Salva (Ateneo de Manila University)

No other Blue Eagle will benefit from the graduation of Al-Hussaini and Nonoy Baclao more than Salva. The 6’4” forward will surely see extended minutes and get more touches as head coach Norman Black makes him a focal point of their offense. More minutes usually mean more production and Salva has all the right tools to step up and clip the main man tag on his sharpening talons.

Mike Silungan (University of the Philippines)

The maroon side of Katipunan is more than ecstatic that Silungan will finally suit up this year. The versatile forward from Chicago looks like the player who will finally put the “fight” back on the Fighting Maroons. He is known to light up the scoreboards as proven by his 20.5 PPG during the FilOil Flying V Invitational. It wouldn’t really be a surprise if he leads the UAAP in scoring in his maiden stint.

Paul Lee (University of the East)

Even though the league is loaded with talented guards, Lee is undoubtedly a cut above the rest of the competition. The prolific pride of Tondo is a man in a league of boys and he will continue to stand out. U.E.’s gung-ho and devil-may-care style is tailor-made for the 21-year-old and head coach Lawrence Chongson trusts him enough to run the offense. It’s a felony to write Lee off in the Mythical Five.

R.R. Garcia (Far Eastern University)

It seemed wrong to call Garcia a rookie last season when his skills clearly belong to a seasoned playmaker. Now on his second season, the fleet-footed fire bolt will go into battle with a year of valuable mileage and already impressive neophyte numbers of 12.3 PPG (10th overall) and 2.6 APG. Garcia is ready to take charge and you can expect his performance this year to be anything but sophomoric.

MVP Runner-up: Aldrech Ramos (Far Eastern University)

Hands down the best big man in the UAAP, Ramos will once again man the paint for the Tamaraws with a summer of fine-tuning under the Smart-Gilas program added in his lengthening resume. The 6’5” slotman will continue to anchor the FEU defense like he did last season wherein he led the league in rebounds (11.6 RPG) and finished fifth in blocks (1.6 BPG). With a more polished and more efficient low-post game, expect him to improve his 11.5 scoring average. Sadly for the mob in Morayta, Ramos will finish second fiddle in the MVP race for the second straight year.

Most Valuable Player: Paul Lee (University of the East)

Really, is there anyone in the UAAP who could stop Lee? His strong physique, superb athleticism, and cerebral feel for the game make him almost impossible to contain. Now that he is the alpha and the omega of the U.E. offense, expect the electrifying guard to pile up the stats. He finished third last season in scoring (14.6 PPG), led the league in assists (4.9 APG), and topped all guards in rebounds (5.8 RPG). All he has to do is cut down on his errors (league-worst 4.1 TOs per game) and he is set to completely devour the league. Everyone saw last year how Lee could easily dominate a game. This time around, everyone will see how he dominates an entire season.

Some might think that it is a little too premature to forecast this year’s individual awardees. But looking ahead also sets the early tone on who to watch and relatively determines the benchmark from which players will be measured. Will they live up to the heightening expectations? Or will they eventually succumb to the burdening pressure? Find out as the season progresses.

07-17-2010, 05:46 PM
hello. bago lang po ako sa gameface.
im currently studying at ue manila.
i'll just ask if students are allowed to watch the practice of the red warriors there at Tanduay gym?
my classmates and i really want to see how they practice. and to see the players.
and where is the exact location of Tanduay Gym?

Yun lang po. Thanks :)

07-18-2010, 09:22 PM
UE 63 - 82 DLSU congrats to La Salle.

07-18-2010, 09:25 PM

Eagles, Archers topple UAAP rivals, get ready for showdown
07/18/2010 | 08:05 PM

Fierce rivals La Salle and Ateneo primed themselves up for a highly-anticipated explosive showdown next week after hurdling past their respective rivals Sunday in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Philsports Arena in Pasig.

The Blue Eagles rode on a breakout game by Justin Chua to outlast a determined University of Santo Tomas Tigers, 68-56, to pick up their second straight win in this eight-team cast.

The Green Archers, on the other hand, played true to form after absorbing a sound beating at the hands of the National University Bulldogs, last time around.

This time, coach Dindo Pumaren and his troop brought their A-game against the University of the East Warriors and won with ease, 82-63, in the other game.

It was also the second win in three matches for the Archers, who forged a three-way tie with their fierce nemesis and the vastly-improved Falcons in second to fourth places. The Archers and the Eagles notched an important win headed to their expected blockbuster showdown – their first meeting in the tournament – this season.

For Pumaren, his first meeting against his former team – the Warriors – was nothing personal. But his wards buckled down to serious business in the second half when they turned a close match into an ugly rout.

“We played bad (against NU), but there’s no excuse for that," said Pumaren, referring to his team’s previous setback. “They played good defense and I’m just glad the boys stepped up."

Pumaren got the win against the team he coached for four seasons, including a finals entry against La Salle in 2007. But the win wasn’t something special for the former PBA player known as “The Bullet."

“It’s just another game," he added.

The Archers zoomed to a 51-36 lead on a 9-0 run, which was started by a Maui Villanueva three-point play.

The Red Warriors cut the deficit to 10 points, 58-48, but the Archers finished the third period with eight consecutive points.

Earlier, Chua had a coming-out-party as the Eagles more than made up for a hurting Eric Salamat in clobbering the Tigers.

Salamat, who was slowed down by a knee injury, was contented orchestrating the plays for his squad.

But Ateneo’s frontline proved to be too much against their smaller UST counterparts led by Chua, who terrorized their rivals for 17 points.

The lefty, former high school standout from Chiang Kai Shek, showed his versatility in offense. He knocked in two consecutive jumpers to extend the lead of Ateneo by six and later drained another outside shot that made it a 59-52 lead with 3:51 remaining.

Chua capped his long-game brilliance with a nifty lay up for a 61-52 Eagles’ advantage.

Ateneo coach Norman Black has nothing but praises for his slotman.

"Justin (Chua) has a great attitude. He's been working hard in practice and he's not complaining when he's not playing. I gave him a chance in this game and it worked out well for us," said Black, whose team is seeking a rare grandslam in the tournament. - RCJ, GMANews.TV

07-18-2010, 10:59 PM
sayang to..paul lee tried to do it by himself..kahit sana isa lang sana sa mga kakampi niya tumulong malamang hindi blowout to..

07-19-2010, 06:23 AM
May problema talaga sa loob ng UE. Ibalik na lang si Boysie Zamar!

07-19-2010, 09:11 PM

Ruthless DLSU destroys listless Red Warriors
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Sunday, 18 July 2010 2,611 Views | 39 Comments

SIMON Atkins’ very first shot from beyond the arc fell in. It proved an ominous sign of things to come.

De La Salle University could do no wrong as it ripped apart a hapless University of the East, 82-63 in UAAP Season 73 play last Sunday, July 18 at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.

The younger Green Archers, set to face their nemesis from Katipunan Avenue in six days time, played a total team game to come through, especially in the pivotal third period. Maui Villanueva played arguably his best game in a DLSU uniform, pacing his team with 16 points.

“Basically we played good defense and we hope to extend this in the next few games,” says DLSU head coach Dindo Pumaren. The tactician, who marshaled UE from 2004-2008, credited their victory to the Archers’ aggressiveness.

DLSU capped off the third quarter with an 8-2 blitz to create a 16-point bubble heading into the final 10 minutes, a cushion that proved more than enough. Villanueva spearheaded a balanced Taft attack that also saw rookie big man Papot Paredes heavily contribute throughout the course of the game. The former RP Youth Team member scored 10 points, grabbed eight boards and blocked six shots.

Paul Lee provided UE the firepower it needed from him, tallying 25 points, but failed to draw support from his teammates.

The Warriors tied the UP Fighting Maroons at the cellar with an 0-2 win-loss mark, while the Green Archers tied archrival Ateneo de Manila University, whom they collide with on July 24, at 2-1.

The scores:
DLSU 82 – Villanueva 16, Marata 15, Paredes 10, de la Paz 9, Andrada 8, Ferdinand 8, Atkins 7, Tolentino 4, Tampus 3, Webb 2, Elorde 0, Mendoza 0, Vosotros 0.

UE 63 – Lee 25, Zamar 11, Martinez 9, Acibar 5, Reyes 5, Enguio 3, Razon 2, Santos 2, Casajeros 1, Ayala 0, Duran 0, Rosopa 0, Tagarda 0.

Quarter scoring: 17-11, 38-31, 66-50, 82-63.

07-19-2010, 09:13 PM
UE - DLSU (Round 1): Ezer Rosopa


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07-19-2010, 09:16 PM
UE - DLSU (Round 1): Adrian Santos [L] Paul Zamar [R]


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07-19-2010, 09:19 PM
UE - DLSU (Round 1): Samuel Razon


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07-19-2010, 09:20 PM
UE - DLSU (Round 1): James Martinez


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07-19-2010, 09:22 PM
UE - DLSU (Round 1): Lordy Casajeros


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07-19-2010, 09:24 PM
UE - DLSU (Round 1): Raphael Reyes


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07-19-2010, 09:26 PM
UE - DLSU (Round 1): Kenneth Acibar


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07-19-2010, 09:28 PM
UE - DLSU (Round 1): Paul Lee


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07-19-2010, 09:52 PM
we are now down 0 - 2. the team needs to start winning games. if we go down again on thursday, I don't think we can reach the Final4 this year. considering all the teams competing are [almost] at par with each other.

C'mon Guys, Let's Start WINNING! Let's Start This THURSDAY!!!

07-20-2010, 07:35 PM

Awesome Archers
Geoffrey Latayan

The DLSU Green Archers pounced on UE Red Warriors’ miscues in the second half en route to an 82-63 drubbing and notch their second win in the continuing action of the UAAP Season 73 at Philsports Arena, Sunday.

The Taft-based dribblers used their vaunted defense to force miscues and broken plays for the Red Warriors to increase their seven point halftime lead to 18, 66-48, capped by an 8-0 run at the closing stages of the third quarter.

Former UPIS standouts Alvin Joseph Villanueva and Samuel Joseph Marata spearheaded the Green Archers attack, scoring 16 and 15 points respectively but it was rookie Philip Paredes providing the needed defensive spark for the Green and White.

Paredes came off the bench and tallied 10 points but was a monster at the defensive end as he had eight rebounds and six blocks.

The taller Green Archers also scourged the smaller Red Warriors inept inside coverage as they converted 30 of 48 shots from the two point area. The Green Archers seemed to have a field day in stats as they led in assists (18-7), rebounding (50-33) and in bench scoring (45-19).

The win improved La Salle’s record to 2-1 and it seemed to give bragging rights for Coach Dindo Pumaren, who used to coach UE before transferring to DLSU last year to be Coach Franz Pumaren’s assistant. It also gave La Salle a needed boost for their upcoming encounter against arch-rivals Ateneo Blue Eagles on Saturday, July 24.

Paul Lee led the Red Warriors (0-2) with 25 points. Kenneth Acibar, who scored 17 against UST, had an off-game as he was limited to just five points.

Five things learned from this match

1. A solid bench leads to a solid game. La Salle is one team that thrives on bench production. In fact, La Salle has one of the most potent lineups off the bench as they have the likes of Marata, Andrada, Vosotros, Mendoza and de la Paz subbing in for the starters. In the past two games, La Salle averaged 32.5 points off the bench. It could also be notable that in those two games La Salle limited their rivals to an average of 19.5 bench points. In their win against UE, La Salle was at it again scoring 45 points (led by Marata scoring 15 and Paredes producing 10) as against 19 for the Recto-based rivals.

2. La Salle’s defense to their rivals: Stingy, tricky and complicated. La Salle’s defense has been a model of consistency in the UAAP for years now and in fact has given the team the most championships in the past 12 years. For this game, the defensive scourge had it again not only in their vaunted full court press but in the paint too. Papot Paredes blocking six shots and the guys like Andrada, Villanueva and Ferdinand intimidated UE’s inside incursions.

3. Former UPIS boys (now with DLSU) shining. The Fighting Maroons might be regretting this nowadays. Three of the best products of the UPIS system are competing for La Salle and are now, well, producing. For this game, Villanueva and Marata provided the scoring with 16 and 15 points respectively and Tolentino, who also chipped in four points, provided stellar playmaking in those minutes that he played for the Green Archers. Wonder if they were kept by the Maroon and White to play for them, how would this year’s team fare?
4. Better start than last year. A pair of lopsided wins and a close four point loss. That’s a good start considering the fact that the Green Archers were not in the tongues of most pundits on who will be the top teams this season. Last year, they started with a pair of lopsided losses before coming up with a breakthrough win. They basically have no superstars (standouts, more appropriate) and yet they are surprising. Rookies know their roles and veterans acting responsibly. No doubt, La Salle can trounce their opponents if they execute the ball well but some are still skeptics. It’s either La Salle played better or their rivals played worse. Their next game against Ateneo, which they beat in the preseason, would provide a serious test if the Green Archers are for real or just pretenders. More than that, this is a test to prove the pundits wrong, if they win.

5. Paul Lee was hot… and the rest were not. Paul Lee bounced back from his horrific game against UST scoring 25 points against DLSU. However, his teammates provided (Lee)ttle help. Paul Zamar had 11. James Martinez had nine. That’s an OK support. However, Ken Acibar (five) Raffy Reyes (five) and Biboy Enguio (three) were sub-par. If they want to start winning, they should help Paul Lee in carrying the weight of the team.

07-20-2010, 07:48 PM
UE - DLSU (Round 1): Paul Zamar


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07-20-2010, 07:55 PM
UE - DLSU (Round 1): Kenneth Acibar


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07-20-2010, 07:56 PM
UE - DLSU (Round 1): Paul Lee


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07-20-2010, 07:58 PM
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07-22-2010, 12:37 PM

Tamaraws eye revenge vs Warriors
(The Philippine Star) Updated July 22, 2010 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Unbeaten Far Eastern U takes on a slumping University of the East, seeking to avenge its bitter Final Four ouster last year in Season 73 of the UAAP senior basketball tournament at the Big Dome.

The Tams are looking to nail their third straight victory and erase the stigma of their two losses to the Warriors in last year’s semifinal showdown.

“We’re looking ahead now and I think no games are easy this season because all teams have improved,” said FEU coach Glenn Capacio, who is hoping to nail his first ever title since taking over the coaching reins from Koy Banal five years ago.

The Warriors, on the other hand, are on a two-game losing run, reeling from key personnel loss following an impressive runner-up finish last season.

“We need to exert more effort,” said a worried UE mentor Lawrence Chongson.

In the other game, Santo Tomas guns for a second victory in three starts while State U aims for its first win after dropping its first two matches as the two collide at 2 p.m.

The Tams edged the Ateneo Blue Eagles, the reigning back-to-back champions, in a gripping 72-69 decision before taming the upset-conscious National U Bulldogs ith a come-from-behind 76-72 triumph Saturday at the Philsports Arena.

07-22-2010, 06:49 PM
UE 81 - 91 FEU congrats to FEU

07-22-2010, 09:07 PM
Mukha ngang balak patayin ng Coach si Lee kanina ah.

07-22-2010, 10:27 PM
paul lee..wow..superb jaw dropping performance..sayang lang natalo..

07-22-2010, 10:37 PM

Tams trip Red Warriors for third straight win
07/22/2010 | 06:12 PM

It took Far Eastern University (FEU) almost one year to avenge its Final Four meltdown against University of the East.

The Tamaraws proved steadier down the stretch to survive the Red Warriors’ repeated rallies in a 91-81win in the 73rd UAAP men’s basketball tournament on Thursday at the Araneta Coliseum.

It was FEU’s third straight win in as many games to remain on top of the eight-team field while UE went 0-3 for its worst start in years as they joined University of the Philippines at the cellar.

The Tamaraws opened with a 28-12 lead after one quarter but could not shake off the hard-fighting Warriors, who trimmed the lead several times to one.

The Glenn Capacio-mentored Tams, however, had an answer every time their next-door neighbor threatened to grab the upperhand.

Paul Sanga scored 18 points, all coming from beyond the arc, and was two three-pointers shy of tying the eight triples made by Jeric Fortuna, who led University of Santo Tomas to an 87-81 overtime win over University of the Philippines in the first game.

Aldrech Ramos added 17 points, 13 rebounds and two assists. – JVP, GMANews.TV

07-22-2010, 10:40 PM
on Lee's performance, one word. WOW! ;D

07-23-2010, 10:10 PM
UE - FEU (Round 1): Kenneth Acibar


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07-23-2010, 10:12 PM
UE - FEU (Round 1): Paul Lee


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07-23-2010, 10:13 PM
UE - FEU (Round 1): Raphael Reyes


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07-23-2010, 10:15 PM
UE - FEU (Round 1): UE Gallery


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07-24-2010, 02:34 PM
UE 63 - 70 NU. congrats to NU.

07-24-2010, 03:02 PM

UAAP: NU upsets UE, 70-63
First Posted 13:58:00 07/24/2010

Filed Under: Sport, Basketball, University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP)
MANILA, Philippines – The National University defeats the University of the East, 70-63, Saturday at the 73rd UAAP men’s basketball tournament.

07-24-2010, 04:07 PM

Bulldogs’ bite too much for hapless UE
by Sid Ventura
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THE NATIONAL University Bulldogs are showing everyone that they’re for real.

A week after pushing league leader Far Eastern University to the limit, the Bulldogs upended winless University of the East, 70-63, to notch their second win of the season in UAAP Season 73 at the Araneta Coliseum last Saturday, July 24.

Rookie Glenn Khobuntin sparkled with a team-high 13 points while veteran Mervin Baloran added 11 as NU evened its record at 2-2, while sending UE, last year’s finalist, to its fourth straight defeat.

The Bulldogs were in control all throughout, opening up a 23-9 lead after the first period on their way to a 42-27 bulge at the half. They expanded the lead to 20, 47-27, early in the third before James Martinez sparked an 11-0
UE run that brought the lead down to single digits with six minutes left in the period.

Emmanuel Mbe and Khobuntin scored five unanswered points to give the Bulldogs some breathing room, 52-38, before Paul Lee picked up where Martinez left off, scoring eight straight points to bring the Warriors to within nine entering the fourth.

UE appeared to be on the verge of an improbable comeback as Lee and Erwin Duran conspired to cut the lead down to only four, 61-57 with 3:24 left. But the Bulldogs turned to their defense down the stretch, holding UE scoreless for nearly three minutes down the stretch to seal their first win over the Warriors in nearly eight years.

NU coach Eric Gonzales, though, was not even aware of the eight-year losing streak his wards had just broken, and instead spoke of his disappointment with the team’s effort in the second half.

“Sa totoo lang, dapat double digit ang panalo namin,” he said, adding he thought his boys became complacent in the third period.

NU actually had 20 turnovers compared to only 13 for UE, but won the rebound battle 50-32 behind the 13 rebounds of Mbe.

Lee and Martinez both scored 18 points to lead UE, which finds itself in unfamiliar territory, occupying the cellar and its streak of eight straight Final Four appearances in serious jeopardy.

The Warriors relied heavily on three-point shooting, attempting almost as many three-point attempts (32) as two-point attempts (33) for the game. Lee and Martinez combined for 22 of those three-point tries.

The scores:
NU 70 – Khobuntin 13, Baloran 11, Mbe 10, Hermosisima 8, Ponferrada 7, Terso 6, Singh 5, Javillonar 3, Ludovice 2, Magat 2, Tungcul 0.

UE 63 – Martinez 18, Lee 18, Reyes 9, Acibar 7, Duran 5, Zamar 4, Ayala 2, Santos 0, Rosopa 0, Razon 0, Enguio 0, Casajeros 0, Sumido 0, Noble 0.

Quarter scoring: 23-9, 42-27, 56-47, 70-63.

07-24-2010, 11:32 PM


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07-24-2010, 11:33 PM
UE - NU (Round 1): Garrick Ayala


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07-24-2010, 11:36 PM
UE - NU (Round 1): James Martinez [L] Erwin Duran [R]


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07-24-2010, 11:37 PM
UE - NU (Round 1): Paul Zamar


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07-24-2010, 11:39 PM
UE - NU (Round 1): JM Noble


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07-24-2010, 11:41 PM


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07-24-2010, 11:43 PM
UE - NU (Round 1): UE Gallery


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07-24-2010, 11:45 PM
UE - NU (Round 1): Lawrence Chongson


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07-24-2010, 11:46 PM
UE - NU (Round 1): Adrian Santos


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07-24-2010, 11:48 PM
UE - NU (Round 1): James Martinez


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07-24-2010, 11:49 PM
UE - NU (Round 1): Paul Lee


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07-24-2010, 11:53 PM


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07-26-2010, 03:12 AM
ano na ba nangyayari sa UE???

07-26-2010, 10:38 AM
This is already something that has to do with the coaching. How much scouting, analysis and preparation is being put in for the teams UE has faced and will face?

I get this feeling that the Red Warriors are freelancing too much, not enough structure or discipline, especially against system-oriented teams like Lasalle and highly loaded teams like FEU.

Whatever system Lawrence Chongson is using, it might be too complex for this team. It seems a lot of people get lost especially when the Warriors are at the halfcourt. Lordy Casajeros and Biboy Enguio are superb athletes but they can't seem to get the hang of their halfcourt sets. All these two have done is operate one-on-one, and often wind up dribbling themsleves into trouble.

A big man coach might also be useful. Adrian Santos, Sam Razon and Jun Rosopa need to contribute more than just 15 fouls among them. Ken Acibar seems better suited to be a 3/4 than a 5/4. UE needs some production from the post to ease the pressure off Paul Lee and the rest of the UE perimeter.

07-29-2010, 09:10 PM
what's the real name of rosopa? kit or jun? and from what school he came from?

07-31-2010, 04:33 PM
UE 59 - 54 UP

07-31-2010, 06:10 PM

Unbe-Lee-vable Paul lifts UE to 1st win

Posted at 07/31/2010 4:36 PM | Updated as of 07/31/2010 5:33 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – Paul Lee shot the lights out in the 4th period as the University of the East (UE) Red Warriors finally broke into the win column at the expense of the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons, 59-54, on Saturday in the UAAP Season 73 men’s basketball at the Araneta Coliseum.

Lee scored 10 points in the payoff period, including 2 three-pointers in the homestretch, to break the hearts of the Maroons and lead the Warriors to their 1st win in 5 starts.

UP was clinging to a 1-point lead when Lee and Paul Zamar hit consecutive three-pointers to push UE ahead, 56-51 with 1:34 left in the game.

UP’s Fil-Am newcomer Mike Silungan answered with his own three-pointer to cut the lead to two, 56-54.

Then came Lee’s unbelievable shot.

With the clock winding down to 17.7 seconds, Lee shook off Alvin Padilla then stepped back in swift motion to get a space to release his shot in front of the UE bench.

It was all net, and the red side of Araneta went wild.

The Warriors then wisely used their fouls and went to their defense to thwart the Maroons’ last attempt at a comeback.

“Sabi ko sa mga teammates ko, huwag na namin ‘tong bitawan. Kung matalo pa kami dito, baka ‘di na kami umabot sa Final Four,” said Lee, who admitted that his fractured left foot is still not 100 percent.

“Tingin ko nasa 60 percent pa lang. All heart na lang talaga.”

But there was no sign of the injury in Lee’s game. Averaging close to 20 points per game this season, Lee finished with 23 points that went with 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.

It was another bitter pill to swallow for the Maroons, who battled back from 10 points down to grab the lead at the end of the 3rd period, 40-36.

UP, which dropped to league worst 0-5, was led by Silungan’s 20 points, who went short in his toe-to-toe battle with Lee. The Maroons badly missed the services of Woody Co, who is nursing a right knee injury.

The Scores:

UE 59 – Lee 23, Martinez 10, Acibar 6, Casajeros 5, Razon 4 Ayala 4, Zamar 3, Enguio 2, Reyes 2, Tagarda 0, Duran 0.

UP 54 – Silungan 20, Sison 11, Padilla 6, Gomez 6, Saret 3, Martin Reyes 3, Lopez 2, Hipolito 2, Maniego 1, Manuel 0, Juruena 0.

Quarterscores: 15-8, 29-21, 36-40, 59-54.

07-31-2010, 06:12 PM
what's the real name of rosopa? kit or jun? and from what school he came from?

Ezer Rosopa. Letran HS.

08-01-2010, 12:09 PM

Struggling UE nails first win, slips past Maroons
Ateneo bounces back, routs National U
July 31, 2010, 7:49pm

University of the Philippines' Joshua Saret and Magi Sison dispute the rebound with University of the East's James Martinez during UAAP action on Saturday. (Photo by ALI VICOY)
Games this Sunday (Philsports Arena)
2 p.m. — FEU vs Adamson
4 p.m. — UST vs La Salle

University of the East shrugged off the spirited challenge of University of the Philippines, 59-54, for its first victory in the 73rd UAAP basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum.

In the other game, Ateneo bounced back from a slow start to whip National University, 82-65.

The Eagles trailed by as many as 14 points early on but managed to cut the deficit to a single basket at the half.Ateneo recorded its third win in five matches.

The Red Warriors lost a big halftime lead in the third period but leaned on the hot hands of ace scorer Paul Lee to send the Maroons to their fifth straight defeat.

Lee, still nursing an injured right foot, came up with 23 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals to power the struggling Warriors.

"We still got a long way to go. Hopefully we could use this win to shrug off our bad start," said coach Lawrence Chongson.

The Warriors have now beaten the Maroons for the seventh straight time since 2007.

UE gained a 31-21 lead early in the third period but saw its lead wipe out by the red-hot Mike Silungan.

Silungan, who had two-year residency, erupted for 10 points in the third period as the Bulldogs took a 40-33 lead with a few seconds left in the period.

A three-point shot by Lee at the buzzer cut the deficit, 36-40, entering the final quarter.

Lee put his team on top for good with another triple, 53-51, with barely two minutes left then set up Paul Zamar’s trey for a 56-51 UE advantage, 1:34 remaining.

Silungan responded with a triple, but missed a tough fall away jumper off two defenders that could have tied the game.

Lee iced the win with a step back trey off Miggy Maniego with 17.7 ticks to go.

Lee shot 8-of-21 from the field to power UE. His guard tandem James Martinez added 10 points while lanky Kenneth Acibar outplayed Magi Sison with six points and 11 boards.

Silungan registered a season-high 20 points on 8-of-18 shooting after scoring just two points in the first half. Sison tallied 11 points and eight boards but UP, which played minus the injured Woody Co, fell to 0-5, its worst start since its 0-14 season in 2007.

The scores:
First Game
UE 59 — Lee 23, Martinez 10, Acibar 6, Casajeros 5, Razon 4, Ayala 4, Zamar 3, Enguio 2, Reyes 2, Tagarda 0, Duran 0.

UP 54 — Silungan 20, Sison 11, Padilla 6, Gomez 6, Saret 3, Reyes Ma. 3, Lopez 2, Hipolito 2, Maniego 1, Manuel 0, Juruena 0.

Quarters: 8-15; 29-21; 36-40; 59-54.

Second Game
ADMU 82 – Salamat 20, Long 19, Salva 14, Dela Cruz 6, Golla 6, Tiongson 5, Monfort 5, Gonzaga 3, Escueta 2, Buenafe 2, Erram 0, Chua 0, Austria 0.

NU 65 – Hermosisima 18, Malanday 12, Mbe 11, Khobuntin 7, Terso 5, Magat 4, Javillonar 3, Ponferrada 3, Tungcuk 2, Ludovice 0, Singh 0, Baloran 0.

Quarters: 11-17, 33-34, 61-48, 82-65

08-01-2010, 12:30 PM
UE - UP (Round 1): Paul Lee


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08-01-2010, 12:31 PM
UE - UP (Round 1): Raphael Reyes


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08-01-2010, 12:33 PM
UE - UP (Round 1): James Martinez


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08-01-2010, 12:33 PM
UE - UP (Round 1): Kenneth Acibar


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08-01-2010, 12:35 PM
UE - UP (Round 1): Lawrence Chongson


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08-01-2010, 12:36 PM
UE - UP (Round 1): UE Pep Squad


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08-01-2010, 12:41 PM

Lee-der of the pack

Lee-der of the pack
Paul Lee leads UE Red Warriors to its very first win over the hard-luck UP Fighting Maroons.

This season, Paul Lee has scored 20 or more points twice. Despite those virtuoso performances, registering a win seemed hard for Paul Lee and the UE Red Warriors.

Paul Lee reached the 20 point plateau again, scoring 23 points against the UP Fighting Maroons, but this time around, he left the Big Dome smiling as UE earned its very first win this season with a hard-earned 59-54 victory.

Carrying the major load this season, Lee again proved that he is the Red Warriors’ go-to-guy as he did not let his team down, especially in the crucial minutes of the game.

With his team down, 50-51 with 2:34 remaining, Lee uncorked a triple to give the lead back to the Recto-based squad, 53-51.

If you think Lee was done for the day, better think again. With UP closing in, Lee stepped back to the three point area and released the trifecta that gave UE a five point cushion, 59-54, 17.7 ticks remaining.

The Fighting Maroons tried to come back but the Red Warriors’ defense denied their last chances to score and to seal it, Paul Lee grabbed the final rebound of the game for the win.

Lee also had seven rebounds, three assists and two steals to go along with his perfect 4/4 shooting in the free throw area.

Five things learned from this game

A breakthrough win for UE. After four straight failed attempts to get a win, finally, the Red Warriors did it. UE’s 59-54 win was hard-earned as they battled scoreless droughts, breakaway attempts from UP, 50-50 balls and the pressure of collapsing in the fourth quarter again.

Lee-ding the team. Paul Lee scored most of UE’s points, but more importantly, he was also responsible for carrying the team with his leadership, playmaking and composure. His intensity for this game was way more than UP can give.

Silungan, fired up but just fell short. Without Woody Co, UP was missing more than ten points and a lot of intangibles. Along came hotshot Mike Silungan. Silungan erupted for 18 points in the second half including the 10 straight points scored in the 14-0 third quarter run by UP. He even had a shootout with Paul Lee in the fourth quarter but he fell short as Lee won the final quarter duel, 10-8.

UE dominates the offensive glass. Since the departure of big men Pari Llagas and Elmer Espiritu, UE has problems in getting putbacks and re-possessions because they fail to get the offensive boards. Surprise, surprise, UE dominated the offensive boards against UP, who is one of the best rebounding teams this season. The Red Warriors were better positioned in getting those offensive rebounds and as a result, they get more possessions and more chances to score.

15 foot improvement. This season, UE is last in terms of free throw accuracy. But for this game, the Red Warriors torched the 15th parallel with a scorching 10/11 shooting for 91 percent. Paul Lee went perfect so as Garrick Ayala, Raphy Reyes and Ken Acibar. The free throws provided the difference as UP converted only six of their 12 attempts in the free throw zone.

08-01-2010, 12:47 PM

UE leaves Fighting Maroons in last place
by inboundpass
Saturday, 31 July 2010 684 Views | 14 Comments

SOMEBODY had to win.

The University of the East finally ended its losing streak at the expense of the University of the Philippines, 59-54 in an erstwhile battle of winless squads in UAAP Season 73 at the Araneta Coliseum last Saturday, July 31.

“We’re not here to win one game,” remarked UE head coach Lawrence Chongson. “Disappointing as it is, we can’t allow our morale to go down the drain, we have to get our acts together,” he added. The Red Warriors moved out of the cellar with a 1-4 win-loss mark, while their victims remained winless in five outings.

Paul Lee scored 23 points including two crucial three pointers in the final two minutes of the ball game, to seal the Warriors’ victory. Lee also clocked in seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

“[I told my teammates in the second half] wag na natin bitawan ‘to,” said Lee. “Gustong-gusto kong manalo, so all heart talaga.”

UE was up by eight going into the second half, 29-21. But a 14-0 run by the Fighting Maroons, anchored on Fil-Am rookie Mike Silungan with under five minutes remaining in the third quarter, gave UP back the lead, 40-33. Silungan scored 10 straight points, including a basket from beyond the arc.

A buzzer beating three-pointer from Lee at the end of that period injected new life into the Recto side. Both squads held on tight in the final period, treating the audience to a seesaw battle until Lee sank a three-pointer at the 2:11 mark of the fourth quarter, handing UE a one possession lead, 53-51.

Paul Zamar chipped in another three-pointer with 1:30 remaining, but Silungan answered back right away, putting State U within a basket, 56-54. Lee wasn’t done yet, putting the nail in the coffin with yet another triple with 17.7 ticks to go in the game.

The Fighting Maroons played without team captain Woody Co, who suffered a torn fascia after a bad fall in their game against FEU last Sunday, and sophomore point guard Mikee Reyes, who has a shoulder injury. But acting UP head coach Boyet Fernandez said there was nothing missing from his team as far as their play.

“It’s just that UE played well, Paul Lee was great,” he said. “I give credit to my guys, they still fought hard and stuck to the system,” he added.

Co’s condition is still being monitored by the team doctors, but he will be back in practice on Monday. Silungan, who scored the team-high of 20 points for the Maroons, actually missed practice for the first part of the week because of a fever.

UP plays defending, back-to-back champion Ateneo de Manila on Thursday, August 5. “A win over the Eagles will be a big inspiration for the boys,” said Fernandez.

Ironically, State U’s first win last year came off the Blue Eagles. W1

The scores:
UE 59 – Lee 23, Martinez 10, Acibar 6, Casajeros 5, Razon 4, Ayala 4, Zamar 3, Enguio 2, Reyes 2, Tagarda 0, Duran 0.

UP 54 – Silungan 20, Sison 11, Padilla 6, Gomez 6, Saret 3, Reyes 3, Lopez 2, Hipolito 2, Maniego 1, Manuel 0, Juruena 0.

Quarter scoring: 8-15, 29-21, 36-40, 59-54.

08-02-2010, 12:54 AM
UE - UP (Round 1): Paul Lee


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08-02-2010, 12:55 AM
UE - UP (Round 1): Raphael Reyes


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08-02-2010, 12:57 AM
UE - UP (Round 1): Zamar [No.5] Enguio [No.15] Lee [No.20]


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08-02-2010, 12:59 AM
[b]UE - UP (Round 1)


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08-02-2010, 04:11 AM
sana unti unti nilang matutunan ang laro ng sila sila na lang... this is the right time to get the momentum... kaya nila yan.. basta magtulungan sila... wag nila iasa lahat kay paul lee...

08-02-2010, 09:53 AM
You have to hand it to UE, even after blowing a 10-point lead they still found a way to win, and that way is named PAUL LEE.

08-04-2010, 03:55 AM
sana manalo tayo ngayon sa ADU.... GO UE!!!!

08-04-2010, 06:21 PM
sana manalo tayo ngayon sa ADU.... GO UE!!!!


08-04-2010, 09:07 PM
2 - 4! ;D

08-05-2010, 04:41 PM
UE 56 - 69 ADU. congrats to Adamson.

08-05-2010, 04:42 PM
sigh! 1 - 5 :(

08-05-2010, 07:44 PM

UAAP: Falcons glide past struggling Red Warriors
08/05/2010 | 04:44 PM

Adamson used a 22-point third-quarter lead as enough cushion to turn back University of the East, 69-56, in the 73rd UAAP men's basketball tournament on Thursday at the Araneta Coliseum.

The Falcons enjoyed a 49-27 bubble, after Austin Manyara's inside foray, with two minutes and 11 seconds left in third.

But Leo Isaac and his Falcons failed to stop UE's 24-9 scoring rampage, bridging the final one-minute of the third and until the 4:40 mark of the fourth.

The Red Warriors, behind gunner James Martinez' hot shooting hands, trimmed that lead to threaten at 58-48. Martinez fired five of UE's seven three-pointers in that scoring run.

Back-to-back jumpers by Eric Camson plus a William Stinett three-pointer, however, cut short UE's comeback bid as Adamson, with time on their side, used the clock in its favor.

Alex Nuyles scattered 19 points, grabbed nine rebounds and issued four assists to lead the Falcons to their fourth win in six games and join idle La Salle from second to third spots behind Far Eastern University’s immaculate 6-0 slate.

UE, last year's losing finalists to two-time defending champion Ateneo, dropped to 1-5 as the Recto-based dribblers failed to follow-up their 59-54 win over University of the Philippines last week.

Camson added 15 points, behind a 7-of-9 shooting from the field, and seven rebounds. – JVP, GMANews.TV

08-05-2010, 07:50 PM

Falcons shackle Lee, Warriors
By Alder T. Almo
Posted at 08/05/2010 4:43 PM | Updated as of 08/05/2010 6:01 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – The Adamson Falcons shackled Paul Lee and the University of the East (UE) Red Warriors to move to a share of 2nd place with a 69-56 win on Thursday in the UAAP Season 73 at the Araneta Coliseum.

The Falcons put the handcuffs on Lee, who averages a league-best 20 points a game.

William Stinnett, a Filipino from Guam, USA, and Janus Lozada limited Lee to just 5 points for a woeful 2-for-16 shooting from the floor as Adamson ran away with their 4th win in 6 games. It was Lee’s lowest output in the last two years.

Adamson tied idle De La Salle Green Archers at second spot behind Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws’ league-leading 6-0 mark.

“Ang talagang game plan namin ay ma-stop si Paul (Lee) dahil most of the time nasa kaniya ang bola. By beating UE, we have a good chance of finishing at the top 2 after the first round, which is our goal,” Adamson coach Leo Austria said.

With Lee shooting bricks, the Falcons opened up double-digit spread that went as high as 23 points, 47-24, in the 3rd period.

The Warriors came within 10 points in the payoff period when James Martinez hit his stride from beyond the arc. He hit 5 triples in that quarter alone to pump up the Warriors’ sagging bid.

But Stinnett complemented his great defensive job with a 5-point burst in the clutch, including a dagger 3-pointer in the last 2:55 to push their lead back to 13, 65-52.

Alex Nuyles paced the Falcons with 19 points, 9 coming in the opening period where the Falcons seized control of the game, taking up a 17-8 lead.

The high-flying Nuyles added 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Sophomore forward Eric Camson chipped in 15 points and 7 caroms while Lozada and Stinnett combined for 19 markers.

Martinez topscored for the Warriors with 18 points, all coming from the 3-point zone, while Kenneth Acibar had 12 and 11 rebounds that went for naught.

The Scores:

AdU 69 – Nuyles 19, Camson 15, Lozada 10, Stinnett 9, Colina 6, Alvarez 6, Manyara 4, Brondial 0, Galinato 0, Canada 0, Cabrera 0, Basilio 0.

UE 56 – Martinez 18, Acibar 12, Rosopa 6, Enguio 6, Lee 5, Reyes 3, Santos 0, Razon 0, Casejeros 0, Tagarda 0, Duran 0, Ayala 0.

Quarterscores: 17-8, 31-20, 50-31, 69-56.

For more UAAP, visit www.uaapsports.com.

08-06-2010, 01:22 AM
Tao lang rin pala si Paul Lee.

08-06-2010, 09:22 AM
Ano na lang kalabasan natin kontra ADMU? Next season na lang bawi.......pag-palit ng coach! Ibalik na lang si Boyzie Zamar!!!

08-06-2010, 08:55 PM
UE - ADU (Round 1): Paul Lee


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08-06-2010, 08:59 PM
UE - ADU (Round 1): James Martinez


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08-06-2010, 09:01 PM
UE - ADU (Round 1): UE Red Warriors


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08-06-2010, 09:02 PM
UE - ADU (Round 1): Paul Zamar


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08-06-2010, 09:04 PM
UE - ADU (Round 1): Raphael reyes


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08-06-2010, 09:05 PM
UE - ADU (Round 1): Ibrahin Enguio


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08-06-2010, 09:06 PM
UE - ADU (Round 1): Kenneth Acibar


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08-08-2010, 06:41 PM
UE 73 - 80 ADMU. congrats to Ateneo

08-09-2010, 09:00 AM
C/o Philippine Star ___

Eagles rock Warriors; Falcons elude Archers

By Olmin Leyba (The Philippine Star)

Erik Salamat presided over a torrid fourth quarter attack as Ateneo repulsed University of the East, 80-73, to finish second after the first round of eliminations yesterday in the UAAP Season 73 seniors basketball tournament.

Salamat hit back-to-back triples and canned three foul shots to fire up the Eagles in a 29-16 run in the final quarter that propelled the Katipunan-based cagers to a 5-2 card, two games behind unbeaten leader Far Eastern U (7-0).

Adamson also wrapped up its first round campaign with a 5-2 slate for the No. 3 slot after prevailing over La Salle in come-from-behind fashion, 70-68, earlier.

“We struggled the entire game offensively and the two three-point shots of Erik really got us back into the game and lifted our spirits a little bit and our morale. He really came up big time for us today,” said Ateneo coach Norman Black of his skipper, who had 10 points in the fourth for a game-high 23.

“Defensively, we’re a little bit off, they (Warriors) were able to hit their outside shots. But Erik came up with big shots in the end and Juami Tiongson also had big baskets down the stretch (that pulled us through),” Black said.

Salamat’s nine straight points forced a standoff at 63 after UE built a 51-44 lead late in the third. His energy rubbed off on Emman Monfort and Kirk Long, who each connected on a triple, and Tiongson, who had two straight 15-footers that gave Ateneo a 77-71 cushion with 1:06 left.

Nico Salva and Justine Chua backstopped Salamat with 13 apiece while Long finished with 10.

Paul Lee (16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists) and Kenneth Acibar (14 points and 10 boards) led UE, which finished second last year but closed out the first round elims with a woeful 1-6.

After playing man-to-man all year long and the first three periods against La Salle, the Adamson Falcons suddenly switched to zone and outplayed the Archers in the last 10 minutes, 18-9, to post their best first-round record since the Final Four format was introduced in 1994.

“We made a major adjustment in defense and that was the key,” said Adamson coach Leo Austria.

“They did not expect us to play zone since we’ve never played zone in the summer leagues and in the first six games. And we know we cannot contain La Salle ‘s offense from start to finish with a man-to-man defense, so we made that adjustment in the fourth quarter.”

Throwing the Archers off guard, the Falcons methodically extinguished La Salle ‘s 54-46 lead, with Jan Colina, Lester Alvarez, Alex Nuyles and Eric Camson doing the most damage.

Camson nailed a basket underneath to give Adamson a 67-66 spread but DLSU retook the upperhand, 68-67, on a drive by Joseph Tolentino with 1:22 to go.

Nuyles then swished an acrobatic shot to hand the edge back to the Falcons, 69-68, with 35 seconds left.

The 6-4 Camson later disrupted Joseph Tolentino’s pass to Alvin Villanueva to restore possession for Adamson then connected on a split following DLSU’s three “duty fouls” for a 70-68 tear, 12.9 ticks to go.

Will Stinnett and Alvarez foiled Luigi de la Paz’s offensive maneuver in the final 5.6 seconds to seal the triumph for AdU.

La Salle ended the first-round with a 4-3 slate.

Colina normed 16 markers for AdU while Camson added 15 and Alvarez had 12, seven of them in the final canto.

Rookie de la Paz led the way for La Salle with 13, followed by Joshua Webb, Joseph Marata and Tolentino with 10 apiece.

In women’s action, Adamson demolished University of the East, 114-72, to catch up with idle Far Eastern at the helm at 6-0.

Anna Buendia (22), Analyn Almasan (20), Gretchie Roque (18), Snow Penaranda (16) and Fria Bernardo (12) combined for 88 points, which were good enough to beat the entire Lady Warriors side.

UE, which was led by Cindy Resultay’s 26, absorbed its sixth straight loss to remain entrenched at the cellar.

Santo Tomas disposed of National U, 72-68, to share third spot with La Salle at 4-2.

Notes: US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas was on hand to witness the Ateneo-UE match, as did visiting Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, who watched the third quarter of the game.

08-09-2010, 09:39 PM

Ateneo pips UE in battle of nerves
by inboundpass
Sunday, 8 August 2010 1,628 Views | 29 Comments

ATENEO DE MANILA may have had a hard time replacing key players from back-to-back title teams, but proved that nothing can replace experience.

The Blue Eagles’ poise under pressure served them well as they snatched victory from the hands of the University of the East, 80-73 in the final game of the first round of UAAP Season 73 at the Philsports Arena last Sunday, August 8.

Fifth-year guard Eric Salamat keyed a fourth quarter blitz that helped the Blue and White recover from a six-point deficit entering the final canto. The former San Sebastian Staglet buried back-to-back triples to tie the game at 60 before UE guard Paul Zamar handed the advantage back to the Red Warriors. Salamat was then fouled while attempting a trey and went on to convert all three free throws to knot the contest once again at the 7:20 mark.

The troika of Kirk Long, Emman Monfort and Juami Tiongson then led a scoring blitz that gave Ateneo the separation it needed. Long tied the game at 69 before Tiongson, who had a career game in the win over the University of the Philippines, rattled in two critical baskets that handed the reigning champions a 77-71 lead with a shade above a minute remaining.

“We never had any easy games against UE,” said Ateneo head coach Norman Black. “We struggled the entire game offensively; defensively, we’re a little off also.”

Ateneo, behind Salamat’s game-high 23 points, tied Adamson University at second place with a 5-2 record. “Ang UE, hindi sila sumusuko talaga, kaya nahirapan kami,” he noted. But the graduating star added that they “stuck to coach Norman’s game plan” to put an end to their shooting woes, which hounded them for the first 30 minutes of action.

Black said they missed big man Frank Golla’s services, who was saddled by an illness because he provided them with defensive clout. “We also need to develop our big men a bit more,” he added. Golla logged in a few minutes but was visibly lethargic while his counterparts from UE, notably Sam Razon and Ken Acibar, posed headaches for the Ateneo defense.

The champion coach and the Blue Eagles are taking it a step at a time and are bent on making it to the Final Four. “You can’t win a championship unless you make it to the Final Four,” Black quipped. W1

The scores:
Ateneo 80 – Salamat 23, Salva 13, Chua 13, Long 10, dela Cruz 6, Monfort 6, Tiongson 4, Austria 3, Gonzaga 2, Escueta 0, Erram 0, Golla 0, Buenafe 0.

UE 73 – Lee 16, Acibar 14, Razon 11, Reyes 11, Martinez 8, Zamar 6, Rosopa 4, Tagarda 3, Enguio 0.
Quarter scoring: 19-17, 36-37, 51-57, 80-73.

08-09-2010, 09:40 PM
UE - ADMU (Round 1): Paul Lee


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08-09-2010, 09:47 PM
UE - ADMU (Round 1): Kenneth Acibar


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08-09-2010, 09:49 PM
UE - ADMU (Round 1): Samuel Razon


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08-09-2010, 09:51 PM
UE - ADMU (Round 1): Ezer Rosopa


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08-09-2010, 09:53 PM
UE - ADMU (Round 1): Raphael Reyes


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08-10-2010, 05:25 PM

Season 73 1st Rd Report Card

Naka-pitong laro na ang lahat ng teams sa UAAP. Lahat ay natikman na rin kung paano kalabanin ang bawat isa. Wala nang natatago ang mga teams. Sa second round, wala ng mga dahilan na hindi pa magkakilala ang mga teams, lalo na sa mga team na tinago noong summer leagues. Tingnan natin ang naging mga performance nila at kung tugma ito sa mga napala nilang win-loss record sa kalagitnaan ng season.

UP Fighting Maroons - 0-7

Maraming nagsabi na ang UP ay Final Four material papasok sa Season 73. Ito’y dahil marami na sa kanilang batang players ang sabay-sabay nang “huminog”, dagdagan mo pa ng international experience ni Maggi Sison kasama ang Smart Gilas, at lalo na ang hotshot Fil-Am rookie na 2 taon ding naupo sa residency. Mukhang kumpletos rekados na nga ang Maroons para sa Final Four. Kaso hindi naging ganu’n ang takbo ng Maroons. Matapos ang unang tatlong laro, nasibak si Coach Aboy Castro at pasok sa eksena naman si Boyet Fernandez. Pero hanggang ngayon, bagama’t may mga close games na sila, ‘di pa rin nila matikman ang panalo.

UE Red Warriors - 1-6

Ito na ‘ata ang pinakamalaking bagsak sa performance ng isang team mula sa isang taon na nakapasok sila sa Finals. Tanggapin na natin na nawala na sina Llagas, Espiritu at Acuna. Pero andu’n pa rin sina Lee, Reyes, Zamar, at nagbabalik na si Martinez. Ang kahinaan at kulang ng experience ng bigmen nila ang dahilan? Nahirapan ba si Coach Lawrence na wala na ang mga beterano niyang assistant?

Maraming tanong na nagpapakamot sa ulo ng mga tao kung bakit iisang panalo pa lang ang UE.

UST Growling Tigers - 3-4

Taun-taon na lang binubulaga tayo ni Coach Pido sa team niyang tinatago niya sa off-season. At taun-taong nagugulat na lang tayo sa mga player na nahuhugot niya at nahuhubog niya na maging mandirigma sa court para sa USTe. Sa ngayon natutuwa ako sa pinapakita ng rookie na si Daquioag at ang pag-mature nina Bautista at Fortuna. Pero tila masyadong mataas ‘ata ang naging expectations ng marami kay Jeric Teng kaya’t sa mata ng ilan ay under-achieving pa siya. Pero ‘wag nating kalimutan na 2nd year pa lang siya. At karamihan sa mga open shots niya noong isang taon ay dahil tutok ang mga depensa kina Ababu at Mirza. Gayunpaman, lumalaban hanggang sa dulo ang USTe at sa tibay at tapang ng team nila ngayon, kahit sino’y kaya nilang talunin.

NU Bulldogs - 3-4

Gaya ng UP, marami rin ang nagulat sa NU nitong taon. Pero ‘di naman nila pinapahiya ang mga fans nila sa tibay ng laro na pinapakita nila. Nasa 5th place sila ngayon at tabla sa UST pero iisang panalo lang ang naghihiwalay sa kanila sa 4th place na DLSU na siyang tinalo nila noong 1st round. Sa tulong ng double-double averages ng foreign player na si Embe at magandang shooting nina Hermosisima at Baloran, ‘di pwedeng balewalain ngayong taon ang NU. At sa experience ni Coach Eric Gonzales at sa tulong ni team consultant Eric Altamirano sa behind da scenes, ‘di malayong mangyari na makasingit pa sila sa Final Four.

NOTE: (to be continued ang 1st round report cards sa Huwebes sa Abante Tonite sa “From The Sidelines”. )

08-12-2010, 05:01 PM
UE 75 - 65 UST. Good Win! ;D

08-12-2010, 05:07 PM
on Razon, we just hope he's OK, and not an ACL injury. another thing, where is Adrian Santos? ???

08-12-2010, 05:08 PM

Martinez, Lee lift Warriors to 75-63 win over Tigers
08/12/2010 | 04:11 PM

University of the East’' two-guard combo of James Martinez and Paul Lee delivered the points in the second half to lift the Red Warriors to a 75-63 victory over University of Santo Tomas in the 73rd UAAP men’s basketball tournament on Thursday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Martinez scored 20 points behind a 7-of-13 field goal shooting while Lee tallied 16 markers, seven rebounds and eight assists as UE, last year’s losing finalists to Ateneo, opened up the second round with a much-needed win that could keep its flickering Final Four hopes alive.

The Warriors now hold a 2-6 card while the Growling Tigers dropped to 3-5.

It was Martinez’ first 20-point game since scoring 23 back in 2007 in UE's win over University of the Philippines.

From a slim 32-30 halftime lead, the Recto-based dropped 24 points in the third while holding the Tigers to 12 to enter the fourth period enjoying a 56-42 spread.

UE just traded baskets with UST in the final canto while checking the Tigers' outside shooters to complete the win. – JVP, GMANews.TV

08-12-2010, 10:33 PM
wala na daw sa team si ayala and santos. may violation sa team rules nagawa

08-12-2010, 11:39 PM
wala na daw sa team si ayala and santos. may violation sa team rules nagawa

is this true? what violation is that?

08-12-2010, 11:54 PM
^^ I hope it's not game fixing.

08-13-2010, 01:39 AM
medyo nalalamyaan nga ako sa laro nitong si garrick parang he doesnt want to mix it up with the big guys sa ilalim and mas concern pa siya sa kanyang hair do ayaw nya magulo... sana nga rumors lang to nakakaawa din naman un dalawang batang to..theyre both promising..

08-13-2010, 07:29 AM
Ano balita kay Razon? ACL? Sana naman wag, ganda na ng laro nila.....

08-13-2010, 11:39 AM
@chez moi As of yesterday night di pa lumalabas un test hopefully mag negative sa acl injury.

kumusta un situation nila garrick and adrian??totoo ba?

08-13-2010, 09:27 PM
wala na daw sa team si ayala and santos. may violation sa team rules nagawa

WHAT?!? anong violation? ??? >:(

kung sensitive yung issue, paki PM na lang.

08-13-2010, 09:31 PM

UE opens 2nd round drive with a win over UST
by Mike Abasolo
Thursday, 12 August 2010 1,530 Views | 44 Comments

The UE Red Warriors started their 2nd round UAAP Season 73 campaign on a high note by defeating the UST Growling Tigers, 75-65, on August 12, 2010 at the Araneta Coliseum, capturing only their 2nd win half way thru the elimination round.

After a slow start in the 1st 5 minutes of action in the 1st quarter because both teams were struggling to execute offensively, Carmelo Afuang’s back to back baskets put UST in the driver’s seat, 8-7 with still 1:40 minutes remaining.

Lord Casajeros and Paul Lee’s 3-pointer with 50 seconds remaining put UE back on top to end the 1st period, 13-12. In the 2nd quarter, a James Martinez 3-pointer from right quarter court, John Noble and a Raffy Reyes break away lay up ignited a 7-0 run for that 6-point Red Warriors cushion, 20-16, with 8:09 minutes left in the 1st half.

Paolo Mariano and Carmelo Afuang kept the Growling Tigers afloat, 28-26, with 2 minutes remaining in the 2nd period. Then a shoot-out between UE’s Martinez and UST’s Fortuna occurred in the final 60 seconds of the half, but the Red Warriors would not concede the lead to the Growling Tigers for that 32-30 halftime lead.

Meanwhile, Sam Razon was taken out of the ball game due to a left knee injury he suffered during a rebound play in the 2nd quarter. Razon will immediately have an MRI exam to determine the extent of the damage.

“We lacked some tune-up games during the preseason so you can call the 1st round as our tune up matches, said UE Head Coach Lawrence Chongson after the game when his team raced to a 17-point lead in the 4th quarter, 60-43, the biggest of the game, at the 8:45 minute mark behind Ken Acibar, Lee and Martinez’s torrid shooting from 3-point land.

Though UST led the turnover points department, 15-11, 2nd Chance points, 16-8, and the rebounding department, 36-43, UE was more efficient from the perimeter with 48% compared to UST 23%. Clark Bautista, however, was only 2 for 12 from 3-point range.

UE 75 – Martinez 20, Lee 16, Acibar 14, Casajeros 7, Noble 6, Reyes 5, Razon 3, Rosopa, Tagarda 2.

UST 65 – Fortuna 14, Afuang 13, Teng 10, Bautista 9, Mariano 7, Camus 6, Pe 4, Marata 2

Quarter Scores: 13-12, 32-30, 56-42, 75-65

08-13-2010, 09:38 PM
UE - UST (Round 2): Kenneth Acibar


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08-13-2010, 09:39 PM
UE - UST (Round 2): Paul Lee


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08-13-2010, 09:41 PM
UE - UST (Round 2): Ezer Rosopa


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08-13-2010, 09:42 PM
UE - UST (Round 2): Casajeros, Lee, Rosopa


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08-13-2010, 09:44 PM
UE - UST (Round 2): UE Pep Squad


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08-13-2010, 09:46 PM
UE - UST (Round 2): Raphael Reyes


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08-13-2010, 11:21 PM
we are going to miss sam this season to acl injury...tsk!

and yes its confirmed Garrick and Adrian were booted out of the team.

08-14-2010, 11:45 AM
we are going to miss sam this season to acl injury...tsk!

and yes its confirmed Garrick and Adrian were booted out of the team.

due to what reasons? how about enguio?

08-15-2010, 10:12 PM
UE 77 -83 FEU. congrats to FEU

08-15-2010, 10:14 PM

Tamaraws win Battle of Morayta series
by Mike Abasolo
Sunday, 15 August 2010 345 Views / 41 Comments

The FEU Tamaraws needed an extra five minutes beyond regulation to extinguish the UE Warriors, 83-77, in their 2nd round meeting of UAAP Season 73 on August 15, 2010 at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

After Lucas Tagarda tied the ballgame at 2-all early in the 1st quarter, Riel Cervantes, RR Garcia, and Chris Exciminiano attacked the UE defense with an 8-0 run for a 17-8 FEU lead with 3:52 minutes left in the 1st period.

After a made basket by UE’s James Martinez at the 2:02 minute mark, JR Cawaling converted both Free Throw attempts to close the 1st 10 minutes of the game with FEU on top, 21-10. FEU finished the quarter with 61% from 2-point range while UE had 45%.

In the 2nd quarter, Cawaling and Mark Bringas conspired for a 16-point FEU lead with 8:10 minutes left in the 1st half. A 6-0 run fueled by Paul Zamar made it a 10-point lead for FEU, 28-18, at the 6:30 minute mark in the 2nd quarter.

Garcia’s 9 straight point, including a 3-point basket at the 2:22 minute mark, helped FEU establish the biggest lead of the game at 18-points, 41-23 but Zamar and, Martinez and Lord Casjeros won’t be denied the pleasure of cutting the lead of the Tamaraws to just 7-points, 41-34, to end the 1st half. FEU had 16-turnover points while UE had 0 to close the 1st 20 minutes of action.

It was a warlike 3rd quarter for UE as Martinez, Zamar, Ken Acibar and Lee challenged the FEU defense to trim the lead down to a respectable 58-55 lead to end the 3rd quarter. UE was a revelation in the 3rd period. UE executed well offensively hitting 53% from 2-point range compared to FEU’s 30%.

At the 2:28 minute mark of the 4th quarter, Reyes, Acibar and Lee made it a 5-point game for the Tamaraws, 72-67, until Reyes again answered with a basket from 3-point range to put UE within striking distance of FEU, 72-70, in the last 2 minutes of regulation. Seldom used Erwin Duran tied the ball game at 72-all with 1:12 minutes left in the 4th period. Garcia failed to convert on a strong drive to the basket, sending the game for another extra 5-minute period.

Cervantes, Exciminiano and Romeo took matters in to their own hands, holding the Red Warriors to just 5-points in overtime.

The Tamaraws had 20 turnover points compared to UE’s 8-points. FEU shot better from 3-point range with 23% compared to UE’s 13%.

FEU 83 – Garcia 23, Cervantes 19, Ramos 13, Cawaling 8, Exciminiano 6, Romeo 5, Noundou 5, Bringas 2, Knuttel 2

UE 77 – Zamar 18, Acibar 18, Reyes 11, Lee 10 Martinez 9, Casajeros 5, Duran 4, Tagarda 2.

Quarter Scores: 21-10, 41-34, 58-55, 72-all, 83-77

08-15-2010, 10:18 PM
looks like the Red Warriors won't make it [Final4] this year :( sigh!

08-15-2010, 10:22 PM

Garcia saves Tamaraws over upset-conscious Warriors
08/15/2010 | 05:55 PM

RR Garcia, top Most Valuable Player award candidate, to the rescue.

The heady Far Eastern University play maker delivered the dagger in overtime to squelch University of the East’s upset bid and tow the Tamaraws to a hard-earned 83-77 overtime triumph in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Philsports Arena Sunday.

Garcia’s floater with 19.7 seconds left in the extra period kept the rallying Warriors at bay and had his Tamaraws averting their first back-to-back setbacks of the season.

FEU improved to 8-1 and continued their hold of solo lead in the eight-team cast.

Dragged into yet another cardiac encounter, the Tamaraws survived a gritty Warriors squad, which almost completed a stunning victory.

The Warriors were in fact having the last offensive crack in regulation play.

Cerebral guard Paul Lee milked the clock, drove down the lane and made a perfect feed to Raffy Reyes, who missed a potential game-wining short stab, setting up an extra five-minute stretch.

Garcia and Reil Cervantes took charge in overtime as their baskets carried FEU on safer ground.

Garcia finished with 23 points while Cervantes contributed 19 markers on top of nine boards.

Despite the win, FEU coach Glen Capacio had a mouthful to say in the game’s officiating.

"I hope someone could make ways to improve the league’s officiating because everyone watching know what's going on," Capacio said. "I pity my players because they worked so hard on the floor and then things like this happen."

Cervantes, who is turning 24 on Monday, nearly played the villain’s role for the Tamaraws. He gave Lee a clothes-line tackle while attempting to stop the UE guard’s penetration.

The scenario was a shaky one, it looked like a subtle version of Kevin McHale’s tackle to Kurt Rambis during Game 4 of the Boston Celtics’ 1984 best-of-seven finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Lee landed hard and grimaced in pain while picking himself up. He was replaced by Paul Zamar to take the two free throws.

"It was really a foul and I didn't mean to hurt him" said Cervantes, who later apologized to Lee after the game. "I was not doing it as a way of getting back at the unfair officiating. It just happened."

After Zamar hit one-of-two shots from the free throw line moments after Cervantes' unsportsmanlike foul, lanky Kenneth Acibar scored to cut the Tamaraws’ lead to three, 80-77, with 37 seconds left.

But Garcia scored the decisive basket, a floater from the right wing, that all but sealed the victory for FEU. - RCJ, GMANews.TV

08-16-2010, 08:55 PM
UE - FEU (Round 2): UE Red Warriors


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08-16-2010, 08:56 PM
UE - FEU (Round 2): James Martinez


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08-16-2010, 08:57 PM
UE - FEU (Round 2): Paul Zamar


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08-16-2010, 09:00 PM
UE - FEU (Round 2): Kenneth Acibar


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08-16-2010, 09:01 PM
UE - FEU (Round 2): Paul Lee


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08-16-2010, 09:03 PM
UE - FEU (Round 2): UE Red Warriors


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08-16-2010, 09:06 PM
UE - FEU (Round 2): UE Gallery


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08-16-2010, 09:07 PM
UE - FEU (Round 2): UE Pep Squad


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08-18-2010, 04:57 AM
theres a buzz around the town that Adrian might come back in the line up while garrick has a slim chance of getting back well it all depends on him if he still wants to don the EAST uniform.

08-18-2010, 10:27 PM
theres a buzz around the town that Adrian might come back in the line up while garrick has a slim chance of getting back well it all depends on him if he still wants to don the EAST uniform.

that's good news [re: Adrian] ;D maybe they were just given a few days suspension? ;D

kidding aside, we need his height and talent in the team [this season, and the next 4 years] ;D

08-21-2010, 05:24 PM
UE 71 - 63 ADU good win. congrats! ;D

08-21-2010, 05:25 PM

UAAP: Red Warriors ground Falcons, 71-63
08/21/2010 | 04:06 PM

Teetering on the brink of missing the Final Four, University of the East kept its slim hopes alive by beating semis contender Adamson University.

UE went to the veteran guard tandem of James Martinez and Paul Lee alongside big man Kenneth Acibar and rookie Lord Casajeros in pulling to pull off a stunning 71-63 win over Adamson on Saturday in the 73rd UAAP men's basketball tournament at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

Martinez, playing his final season for the Red Warriors, scored nine of his 16 points in the fourth quarter as the Recto-based dribblers improved to a 3-7 slate but remain 3 1/2 games behind La Salle for the last semifinals berth.

If UE hopes to avoid missing the Final Four for the first time since 2001, it will have to sweep its last four games and hope that either La Salle (6-3) or Adamson, which fell to 7-3, would suffer a major collapse.

"Our backs are against the wall," said UE coach Lawrence Chongson. "We need to win our last four games then hope that the other teams would struggle down the stretch."

Aside from Martinez, Acibar and Casajeros also provided huge help on both ends of the floor.

The lanky Acibar, who has somehow showed his worth as the successor of pro-bound cagers Elmer Espiritu and Pari Llagas in the shaded lane, posted another double-double with 15 points and 16 rebounds to go with his four blocks.

Casajeros, meanwhile, had 14 points and four rebounds and was a huge factor in the defensive end as he helped limit the offensive production of Alex Nuyles and Lester Alvarez.

Martinez, receiving a pass from Lee on a transition play, buried a three-pointer to push UE to a 62-60 lead with under four minutes left in the game.

Acibar made consecutive baskets for a 66-60 lead as the Red Warriors held the Falcons to a single field goal in a five-minute stretch.

Adamson tried to close the gap when Roider Cabrera drained a triple for a 66-63 deficit but the Leo Austria-mentored squad went scoreless from there, with Martinez sealing UE's victory with a shot clock-beating teardrop shot with 1:15 to go.

"I guess the difference now is that we know each other on the court than in the first round," said Martinez.

Jan Colina led Adamson's losing cause with 14 points and seven rebounds while Eric Camson added 13 markers and eight boards.

Nuyles and Janus Lozada, who played solidly in the Falcons' previous games, were inconsistent this time combining for 10 points and had the same number of turnovers. Nuyles also had four rebounds and three assists while Lozada committed six TOs.

The loss snapped the Falcons' four-game winning streak, perhaps the San Marcelino-based squad's longest in the last 20 years. – JVP, GMANews.TV

08-22-2010, 12:45 PM
UE - ADU (Round 2): Ezer Rosopa


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08-22-2010, 12:49 PM
UE - ADU (Round 2): Paul Lee


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08-22-2010, 12:51 PM
UE - ADU (Round 2): James Martinez


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08-22-2010, 12:53 PM
UE - ADU (Round 2): Paul Zamar


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08-22-2010, 12:54 PM
UE - ADU (Round 2): Kenneth Acibar


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08-22-2010, 12:55 PM
UE - ADU (Round 2): Lord Casajeros


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08-22-2010, 12:59 PM
UE - ADU (Round 2): UE Red Warriors


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08-22-2010, 01:01 PM
UE - ADU (Round 2): UE Drummers


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08-22-2010, 01:01 PM
UE - ADU (Round 2): UE Drummers


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08-22-2010, 01:30 PM

UE stuns Falcons, keeps flickering semis bid alive
by inboundpass
Saturday, 21 August 2010 663 Views / 35 Comments

UNIVERSITY of the East knows that one missed step will cost itself a Final Four bid.

The Warriors lived to fight another day as they overcame higher-ranked Adamson University, 71-63 in UAAP Season 73 at the Philsports Arena last Saturday, August 21 to stay in the running for a slot in the semifinals.

“Ganun talaga when your back is against the wall, you’ll play harder,” remarked UE head coach Lawrence Chongson. “Alam namin ang buhay namin is on the line, pag natalo kami kahit isa, wala na,” he added.

The Warriors, reeling from two close losses to pacesetters Ateneo and FEU, now have a 3-7 win-loss card. The Falcons, on the other hand, slipped to 7-3 and a half-game behind the Blue Eagles, currently the second-ranked squad in the team standings.

James Martinez scored 16 points for the Warriors, including nine from beyond the arc. Two other UE players scored in double digits: Ken Acibar with 15 points, and rookie Lordy Casajeros, who buried a career-high 14 points.

The Warriors had the upper hand at the end of the first quarter, 16-15, but the Falcons, led by Lester Alvarez, were able to regain their shooting prowess in the second canto, leading by as much as 10 points, 28-18.

UE’s six-point lead at halftime was quickly erased by Adamson in the early goings of the third period via baskets from Alvarez, Jan Colina, and Mike Galinato. The Falcons were up by four points near the five-minute mark of the period, 40-44. Eric Camson also chipped in the scoring department for Adamson, giving them a four-point lead going into the final stretch of the ballgame, 53-49.

The Warriors made a 4-1 mini-run in the first minute of the payoff period to tie the game at 54. Casajeros and Martinez offset Alvarez’s scoring, giving UE a steady hold of the lead in the final five minutes of the quarter, 62-60.

The Falcons only scored three points, courtesy of Roider Cabrera, in the remaining minutes of the ball game, compared to the Warriors’ eight points. The Red Warriors outscored the Falcons in the final quarter, 22-10.

“Mas prepared kami now, nag-usap usap kami before this game, sayang yung sa FEU, ayaw na naming maulit yun,” said Martinez. He admitted that their losses in the first round could be attributed to their lack of chemistry as a team.

Adamson head coach Leo Austria noted that the Falcons failed defensively in the ballgame, allowing the Red Warriors to take the lead in the homestretch. “We were supposed to be the aggressors kasi kailangang kailangan naming manalo, pero nabaliktad, ang UE pa ang naging aggressors,” he remarked.

Austria added that some of his players seemed to be too caught up in their four-game winning streak entering the game. “Yung iba kong players, high na high sa four straight wins, eh yung kalaban namin really wanted to win,” he said as he was clearly unhappy about the way his players relaxed in the game.

Three Falcons scored in double digits: Colina, Camson, and Alvarez had 14, 13, and 11 points, respectively.

The Warriors take on the Ateneo Blue Eagles while the Falcons face the UP Fighting Maroons, both on August 26. “If ganyan ang lalaruin namain every game, aabot kami kahit saan namin gusting pumunta,” said Red Warrior Paul Lee, who despite scoring just eight points, commanded a lot of attention from the defense.

Austria, on the other hand, is still wary of the Maroons even if the team is at the cellar. “But I asked for my players’ commitment, I told them our mission is not yet finished,” he said. “If they show up out there with that commitment, then things will be great for us.” W1

The scores:
UE 71 – Martinez 16, Acibar 15, Casajeros 14, Lee 8, Rosopa 4, Zamar 4, Tagarda 4, Noble 4, Duran 2, Enguio 0, Reyes 0.

Adamson 63 – Colina 14, Camson 13, Alvarez 11, Nuyles 6, Galinato 6, Lozada 4, Stinnett 3, Etrone 3, Cabrera 3, Manyara 0, Cañada 0.

Quarter scoring: 16-15, 36-30, 49-53, 71-63.

08-26-2010, 08:33 PM
UE 62 - 60 ADMU. BIG WIN! Congrats! ;D :D ;D

08-26-2010, 08:52 PM

Martinez' 4 treys cap UE's upset over champs Eagles
08/26/2010 | 08:42 PM

In what has already been a disappointing campaign, University of the East kept its slim Final Four hopes alive by snaring another big fish.

This time UE’s next victim was no other than defending two-time champion Ateneo.

With James Martinez catching fire from long range, the Red Warriors overcame a back-and-forth tussle to score a stunning 62-60 win over the three-peat seeking Blue Eagles on Thursday in the 73rd UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum.

Playing in his final year, Martinez erupted for 6-of-10 treys including four in the fourth period to finish with 22 points that helped the cagers from Recto win back-to-back games for the first time this season.

"Yeah, you can say that," said coach Lawrence Chongson, when asked if this was the team's biggest win this season.

UE improved to a 4-7 record to keep its slim chances of making the Final Four, cutting La Salle's (6-4) lead to 2 1/2 games for the last semis spot.

Ateneo fell to 8-3 tying Adamson for second spot. The Falcons also fell victim to the Warriors on Saturday, 71-63.

08-26-2010, 09:07 PM
congrats, UE. well played. Good luck in your remaining games :)

08-27-2010, 07:15 AM
UE - ADMU (Round 2): Paul Lee


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08-27-2010, 07:16 AM
UE - ADMU (Round 2): Kenneth Acibar


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08-27-2010, 07:18 AM
UE - ADMU (Round 2): Ezer Rosopa


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08-27-2010, 07:19 AM
UE - ADMU (Round 2): Raphael Reyes


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08-27-2010, 07:22 AM
UE - ADMU (Round 2): UE Red Warriors


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08-27-2010, 12:10 PM
The Final Score: UAAP Cinderella tag still up for grabs
08/27/2010 | 10:26 AM

In a day or so, on the “For The Win" (FTW) webcast on GMANews.TV, you will watch Jason Webb, Eric Reyes and I say that the UAAP Final Four is, more or less, set. We proposed that FEU, Ateneo, Adamson and La Salle have secured the top 4 seeds. Toink! UE’s win over Ateneo last August 26 not only kept the Warriors’ Final Four bid intact, it also showed that people should a) take UE seriously and b) not take FTW hosts way too seriously.

While UE’s victory over the Blue Eagles was impressive but not totally unexpected, it could’ve started a mad chain of events that could turn the Final Four upside down. Although fans follow the race for the top two places, the scramble for the last ticket out of the Bermuda Triangle is often the most dramatic. And UE refuses to be written out of the script.

During one stretch in the first round, it appeared UE and UP would ultimately fight for seventh place by September. But as UP racked up more misfortune than 10 black cats could inflict, UE gained notoriety as the outsider who could gain access to the Grand Ball. The Fighting Maroons’ clock struck midnight even before the first dance. Adamson remains a crowd favorite especially after the Falcons walloped UP the way Roger Federer punishes a ball on an ace. But UE, hell-bent on winking their way past the crowd is poised to crash the party like only a true Cinderella can.

In a tournament where teams try to win by praying opponents make their last-second free throws, and referees basically telling these teams to take a hike, UE’s late surge shouldn’t come as a surprise. When you have Paul Lee, a player so gifted he sometimes looks like he has the enthusiasm of a fourth year high school student playing alongside fifth graders (think Willie Miller during an inconsequential elimination round game), and James Martinez, a cannonball three-point artist who spends the same amount of energy working on his shot and on his hair (think Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother), you’ll always have a chance.

As far as sentimental choices go, forget FEU and Ateneo. They lost the right to be called underdogs a long time ago. I’m looking at Adamson, La Salle (if the Green Archers can keep it together) and UE. Adamson has the goods (and athleticism not seen since the days of…hmmm…Eddie Laure?) to make it happen. La Salle has the go-go-go attitude to stay in the hunt. UE has the guts to defy reality.

Hence, I will let the head coaches break the tie. In which case, UE aptly wins by a hair. The Falcons will eat balut for breakfast if Leo Austria asks them to. Dindo Pumaren makes everyone play like “The Bullet". But a legit Cinderella needs the personality and perfectly conditioned-hair of Lawrence Chongson. Of all the teams, UE seems most ready to turn September into a real rockin’ party. -- GMANews.TV

08-27-2010, 12:12 PM
Sana makahabol talaga and this time............ Cinderella finish! Go UE!!!!

08-27-2010, 04:00 PM
Congrats UE! The Warriors were really hot in that fourth quarter.

08-29-2010, 06:34 PM
UE 68 - 69 NU. congrats to NU

08-30-2010, 12:39 PM
Rene Baena should not have been removed from the staff to begin with. It was only when Baena rejoined the coaching staff that UE became organized as a team, especially on the defensive end. Hopefully Lawrence Chongson and Bong Tan show better appreciation for Baena this time around and hang onto him.

08-30-2010, 04:36 PM
Rene Baena should not have been removed from the staff to begin with. It was only when Baena rejoined the coaching staff that UE became organized as a team, especially on the defensive end.


08-30-2010, 04:38 PM

NU ends UE’s Final Four ambitions
by inboundpass
Sunday, 29 August 2010 550 Views / 10 Comments

“EVERY game is a stepping stone or a stumbling block. Today was a stepping stone,” said National University coach Eric Gonzales.

The Bulldogs’ 69-68 win over the University of the East Red Warriors last Sunday, August 29 at the Araneta Coliseum kept their journey to the Final Four alive.

NU banked on the solid performances of big men Emmanuel Mbe and Jewel Ponferrada, who scored 18 and 15 points, respectively. The Bulldogs had a big second half despite losing an 11-point lead from the 7:21 mark of the fourth quarter in a game which saw UE eliminated from Final Four contention.

Ken Acibar and James Martinez, coming of heroic performances in UE’s win over Ateneo, scored 16 of UE’s 20 points in final canto to erase the Bulldog advantage. They brought the Warriors within a point but Mbe and Kokoy Hermosisima’s free throws gave NU a 3-point cushion, 68-65 after UE failed to convert on consecutive offensive possessions.

Paul Lee came up short on a drive in a crucial sequence. NU’s Mervin Baloran secured the rebound and made one of two crucial free throws to turn the game into a two-possession affair at 69-65. A Raffy Reyes three at the buzzer proved to be irrelevant.

“The guys responded. I give credit to them. Ganda ng defense,” said Gonzales.
The Bulldogs relied on a strong third quarter as they limited UE to just nine points. Rookie Glenn Khobuntin and Hermosisima upped the tempo as they converted on UE’s turnovers, which led to 15 NU fastbreak points.

The win puts NU at 5-6 in the team standings but needs De La Salle to drop at least two of its next three games and sweep its last three games in order to have a shot at its first Final Four stint since 2001. DLSU will advance outright if it wins all its remaining games.

UE, meanwhile, saw its eight-year Final Four streak broken. W3

The scores:
NU 69 – Mbe 18, Ponferrada 15, Hermosisima 11, Khobuntin 8, Terso 5, Baloran 5, Ignacio 3, Javillonar 2, Tungcul 2, Singh 0, Malanday 0, Magat 0.

UE 68 – Acibar 16, Martinez 14, Zamar 11, Lee 10, Rosopa 6, Reyes 6, Casajeros 5, Santos 0, Tagarada 0, Noble 0, Duran 0.

Quarter scoring: 20-16, 37-39, 57-48, 69-68.

08-31-2010, 05:39 AM
If I remember right, I think it was also NU which was responsible for shutting out UE from the Final Four in 2001.

09-05-2010, 10:11 AM
UE 80 - 74 DLSU. Good Win! ;D

09-05-2010, 10:18 AM
Sayang kayo. If the Warriors were only as hot in the first round as they are in the second round, malamang kayo ang pasok sa Final 4.

09-10-2010, 09:00 AM
Is it time for head coach Lawrence Chongson to leave the head coaching chores to Rene Baena? He can always remain as consultant.

09-11-2010, 08:25 PM
UE 67 - 61 UP. Nice Win! ;D

09-11-2010, 08:30 PM

Red Warriors doom Fighting Maroons to futility
by Anton Roxas
Saturday, 11 September 2010 Views / 9 Comments

A TOTAL of five players combined from both sides had just played their final game in the UAAP.

Interestingly, the coaches of both squads might not be back as well.

It was emotional.

In the end, the University of the East kept the University of the Philippines winless in the 73rd season of the UAAP, by beating them 67-61, last Saturday, September 11, 2010 in their game inside the historic Araneta Coliseum.

Raffy Reyes, a former San Sebastian Staglet, scored the first basket of the game on a gliding fastbreak lay-up off a pass from a former Staglet himself and juniors teammate as well, Paul Lee. Reyes, the son of former pro, Elmer Reyes, finished the game with 11 points.

UP’s starting five featured their three captians and graduation seniors: Woody Co, Magi Sison and Martin Reyes.

Co, a former UAAP Rookie of the Year in Season 69, suited up after being sidelined with a right ankle sprain and a torn fascia on the same foot for his last performance in a UP uniform. He had 9 points.

“We were very inconsistent from the start. There were problems along the way that we couldn’t control but the game itself was in our control. It wasn’t a good season for us, obviously. In Tagalog, ‘Nandyan na yung materyales but we didn’t come to play all season long,’” said Co.

Sison, who is part of the Smart Gilas National Developmental team scored an impressive 10 points in the opening quarter. The big man finished with game-high 21 points, majority of which by way of mid-range jumpers. He also grabbed 17 rebounds.

“Metal toughness yung naging problem. Bumibigay yung team. Lamang na tapos bumibigay sa huli. Next season, siguro, yun yung kailangan nilang trabahuhin para manalo sila,” said Sison.

Martin Reyes, a former standout from De La Salle-Zobel, had a sad ending to his final UAAP game as he missed all of his shots from the field. He was 0 for 8 from three-point distance and 0 for 2 from inside the arc.

The Red Warriors started off hot. James Martinez, who did not enter the game until the second quarter, quickly got to work and even hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer before heading into halftime. He had a team-high 17 points in his last appearance in the league.

After making it all the way to the Finals last year, UE, who lost Elmer Espiritu and Parri Llagas finished this season with a 6-8 record.

“No excuses. Not making the Final Four is the ultimate disappointment. The only consolation for us is that we learned a lot including myself. In just my second season na mag-handle ng isang college team, I also learned a lot. Kung babalik man ako, ma-aaply ko whatever I learned and hopefully, we don’t miss the bus ever,” said UE head coach Lawrence Chongson.

“Just like in life, there are many things that are unexplainable. How I wish na yung first round namin parang yung second round namin. When we were 1 and 6 during the first round, nangibabaw lang talaga siguro yung pride. Parang ayoko rin mapahiya. Ayoko rin ma-repeat yun. The wins over the big boys came one after the other. Adamson, Ateneo, La Salle…FEU almost. Yung NU iba naman yun diba? Somehow, they got our number this year,” he added.

“Masyado siguro kaming na-spoil from last year. First year ko pa lang, nag-Finals na agad. Akala namin siguro, walk-in-the park ulit. Actually, ang naging kalaban lang talaga namin nung first round is ourselves. But, with our performance in the second round, we only showed na kaya talaga namin. We may not necessarily be stronger than the other teams but our fighting heart is immeasurable,” he continued.

“I think one thing I supplied this team is emotion. If there was one thing na na-iinject ko sa team is yung emotion. They don’t get that anywhere else. We woke up too late,” he said.

UE is losing Raffy Reyes and James Martinez to graduation but according to Chongson, there is a possibility that he will not return as well.

“Just like love, it’s a two way street. It’s a question of do I want to be back and does the UE management want me back as well. So, dalawang side yan eh. Kailangan mag-meet yan,” explained Chongson.

However, the intriguing question as to whether ace guard, Paul Lee will opt to forego his final year of eligibility was answered by Lee himself.

“I’ll be back,” said Lee, who played the entire season with a fracture on his right foot.
As for UP, they finished the season winless, once again after sufferring the same disappointment in 2007 when, under Coach Joe Lipa, the Fighting Maroons did not win a single game in the season (UAAP Season 70).

“Still, I’m happy to be with UP. No regrets even though we’re 0-14. I’m happy na hindi sila bumitaw at lumaban pa din kami sa huli. I think the character of the players has already been established. Dahan-dahan din yan. Hopefully, they can sustain it next season,” said Boyet Fernandez who stepped in as head coach in the just the third game of the season after Aboy Castro left the team.

Towards the end of the post-game interview, Fernandez had this to say to the media:

“For courtesy, I will be resigning from the head coaching position. I respected yung side ng management so I offered my courtesy resignation today. Respeto na rin sa posisyon ko to give them the free hand as to who they want to get as head coach. But, hangga’t wala silang coach, hindi ko naman puwedeng iwanan yan kasi coach Aboy [Castro] already resigned. As consultant, hindi ko puwedeng iwanan yan ng bigla-bigla lang.”

The scores:
UE 67 – Martinez 17, Reyes 11, Acibar 11, Rosopa 9, Lee 8, Enguio 5, Santos 2, Zamar 2, Tagarda 2, Hernandez 0, Casajeros 0, Sumido 0, Noble 0, Duran 0.

UP 61 – Sison 21, Padilla 11, Silungan 9, Co 9, Saret 4, Maniego 4, Mi. Reyes 3, Pascual 0, Ma. Reyes 0, Hipolito 0, Juruena 0, Gomez 0.

Quarter scoring: 21-14, 36-29, 53-38, 67-61.

09-22-2010, 03:11 AM

pulang mandirigma
09-22-2010, 09:29 AM
May nabasa ako may import daw UE next season. :)

09-23-2010, 05:16 PM
according to UE Red Tribe meron daw import plus a fil-am player, but i don't know if they had the required residency. pero masyadong tahimik ang UE on those 2 players mentioned if they are for real or not. the only thing sure are players that we can only see on UE Team B playing on the FMC and the possible recruits fresh from HS.

09-26-2010, 03:04 AM
pag usapan natin yun mga recruits natin in here >> http://www.gameface.ph/forums/index.php?topic=5684.0

para iwas OT at saka maganda tignan dun nyo rin malalaman kung sino ang "import" ng ating koponan

03-02-2011, 06:49 PM
UE Red Warriors 2010 Players were worked so hard for them and our nation too..

03-09-2011, 12:02 PM

Season 74 UE RW will be playing without James Martinez, Raffy Reyes, Rosopa, Garrick Ayala and Paul Lee. Maybe 5 or 6 new players will join the team and that's leave Coach jerry and the coaching staff a gargantuan task of putting a competitive team before the UAAP wars. With the recent lost in the FMC against JRU there is really a lot things to do in offense, defense and team chemistry. The absence of PG Roi Sumang due to injury makes the offense in disarray, this is also attributed to the excellent pressure defense of JRU last sunday.

Personally i have to lower the expectation but going back to the F4 will be a bonus for the UE Community considering the massive build up among UAAP members like ADU, NU, DLSU & FEU.
But i expect ADMU to be in the finals and the remaining final slot will be up for grab from day one of UAAP MBT.

03-09-2011, 05:15 PM
That Sumang kid is one of the best below 6 feet combo slasher/shooter I have seen in FMC. Great pick-up there.

03-09-2011, 10:38 PM
If not for his academic woes, Sumang would have been a sophomore player in college now.

03-10-2011, 02:50 PM
That Sumang kid is one of the best below 6 feet combo slasher/shooter I have seen in FMC. Great pick-up there.

so sad he missed the FMC QF Games last sunday wherein UE lost to JRU. an important game to showcase his skills but missed it due to injury. i hope he can recover soon and be a part of our campaign in the coming UAAP MBT.