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LaKazTaMa
06-26-2011, 06:25 PM
FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY (provisional squad)

BRINGAS, Mark – F
CAWALING, JR – F
CRUZ, Carl Bryan – C/F
ESCOTO, Russel – F
EXCIMINIANO, Chris – G
FABIAN, AA – G
FORONDA, Clarence – C
GARCIA, RR – G
GUERRERO, Jolas – F
KNUTTEL, Jens – G
MENDOZA, Gryann – F
NOUNDOU, Pipo – F
POGOY, Roger – F
RAMOS, Aldrech – C
ROMEO, Terrence – G
SENTCHEU, Christian – C
TOLOMIA, Cris – G

Head coach: FLORES, Bert (3rd season)

LaKazTaMa
06-26-2011, 06:36 PM
Temporary line-up might change due to pipo's injury. suprise names in their roster was Fabian AA , a proven guard former babytams himself and New guy straight from Cebu swingman standout Roger Pogoy plus two former Philippine's youth team and babytams members Cris Tolomia and Russel Escoto.

LaKazTaMa
06-27-2011, 05:57 PM
Hey folks , our first game against the also-run DLSU Green Archers on july 10 sunday at Big Dome araneta center Cubao QC.. its gonna be a very good game since both teams are out to prove that they belong to the coveted F4 finalists. Pls come , watch , cheers and support our very first game.. tamaraws! lets Go! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Dark Knight
06-28-2011, 12:52 PM
whats the story with arvie bringas?

LaKazTaMa
06-28-2011, 01:53 PM
sit out for season74 dlsu didnt released his papers thou.

LaKazTaMa
07-04-2011, 01:10 PM
Cno kaya Court side reporter ng Tamaraws ? anyone ? ex-reporter Andi pregnant..congrats hahaha

LaKazTaMa
07-07-2011, 07:15 PM
Far Eastern University Tamaraws

2010 record: 12-2 (first; beat De La Salle in the Final Four before losing to Ateneo in the Finals via a sweep).
Head coach: Bert Flores

Additions: Russel Escoto, AA Fabian, Roger Pogoy, Christian Sentcheu, Cris Tolomia

Subtractions: Reil Cervantes, Jolas Guerrero, Anjoe Latonio, Christian Manalo, Paul Sanga

Holdovers: Mark Bringas, JR Cawaling, Carl Cruz, Chris Exciminiano, Clarence Foronda, RR Garcia, Jens Knuttel, Gryann Mendoza, Pipo Noundou, Aldrech Ramos, Terrence Romeo

Background: A season that began with so much promise ended quite the same way the previous years did. Potential was displaced by disappointment as the torpid Tamaraws couldn’t keep in stride with the hungrier Blue Eagles in the final stage after an emotional triumph over DLSU in the semifinals.

Key changes: Perhaps the most crucial decision in the off-season came from Reil Cervantes, who opted out of his final playing year to turn pro. That opened the window for Pipo Noundou to stake his claim as the team’s power forward, but the Cameroonian is expected to miss significant time due to a torn Achilles. Russel Escoto will be a premier player in two years, while Christian Sentcheu is average defensively and non-existent at the other end, so there’s a void down low. The entry of slasher Cris Tolomia bolsters the unit’s guard corps. Bert Flores brings back his free-flowing, mismatch-searching offense to the helm in lieu of Glenn Capacio.

Outlook: With Noundou out, Flores will count on both JR Cawaling and Aldrech Ramos to be more assertive offensively. Training with the national team has molded Ramos into a premier mid-range player, while Cawaling has been looking for either his three-point shot or dribble penetration more. Throw in reigning MVP RR Garcia, Terrence Romeo and Tolomia into the mix, and this team won’t have problems putting up points. How they defend will be the key. They’ve been pressing on the full-court more under Flores, so forcing turnovers takes on added significance to give their crack offensive options more chances.

Prognosis: Season 74 serves as the last hurrah for Cawaling, Ramos and Jens Knuttel, key parts from the golden generation of Tamaraws that were elevated along with Capacio in 2007. Another finals appearance won’t suffice anymore, even if it would seem like a bigger achievement than the same feat pulled off by last year’s more experienced side. Unlike 2010, though, they’re the underdogs this time, and that self-perception could make things a tad more interesting.

LaKazTaMa
07-10-2011, 12:57 PM
Rains greet Olympic-style UAAP opening ceremony07/09/2011 | 06:44 PM


A heavy downpour greeted the opening of the 74th UAAP season but that didn't stop the league from putting up a one-of-a-kind opening ceremonies held Saturday at the Marikina Sports Park.

For the first time in the rich history of the league, the UAAP used an Olympic-style opening ceremony with some 3,700 athletes from all 15 sports disciplines parading around the track oval sporting umbrellas that corresponded with their school colors.

Some 600 performers also entertained the crowd which witnessed a 30-feet by 60-feet Philippine flag being unfurled in the wet field.

Ateneo president Fr. Jett Villarin, SJ, said that the rain was a blessing as he thanked all the participants who made the event possible despite the heavy downpour. "Rain or shine, you are here, and I thank you for that."

A rain-soaked Olsen Racela, who was a member of Ateneo's 1987 and 1988 champion teams, capped off the event by lighting the cauldron to signal the start of the 74th season of the league.

Racela, who recently retired from basketball and is now the coach of the Philippine youth team, had the torch which traveled from the eight members schools before reaching the Marikina Sports Park.

A series of fireworks and firecrackers were set off to finish the affair with Sponge Cola singing at the background. Then, the Itchyworms performed well after the end of the ceremonies this time in front of organizers and some athletes who stayed on to watch. -

LaKazTaMa
07-10-2011, 07:27 PM
First blood by FEU tamaraws defeated the highly fancied team DLSU green archers 74-65 . topscored by last year MVP RR Garcia with 21points marker quarterback by Romeo, Tolomia , Excimiano Plus superb plays from bigman Aldrech Ramos Carl bryan Cruz Mark Bringas and JR Cawaling..Dlsu uses their patented press break trap zone but feu counter that with their own press by shutting down their perimeter shots from first and second Quarter almost even but in third quarter Feu started to break away by 8 points up to 10 points going to final quarter..nice rotation in inserting bench players the likes of Escoto Pogoy Jens Knuttel and cameo appearance of 6-11 Sentheuo . job well done kudoz to Coach Bert Flores asst. Coaches Johnny A. Vic Pablo Ritchie Ticzon and Mike Oliver.. W1 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D FYI former king Tamaraws Arwind Santos watch the games live.

Apocrypha
07-11-2011, 12:52 AM
Congrats on the win FEU! Malupit talaga si RR Garcia.

LaKazTaMa
07-11-2011, 08:48 AM
Malupit talaga tapos c Romeo naman sobrang gigil mag lalaro hahahaha

LaKazTaMa
07-11-2011, 08:51 AM
Garcia, Ramos lift Tams past Green Archers07/10/2011 | 10:01 PM


Far Eastern University rode on to the second half efforts of veterans RR Garcia and Aldrech Ramos as the Tamaraws defeated De La Salle University Green Archers, 74-65, Sunday in the opening salvo of the 74th UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum.

Garcia, last year's Most Valuable Player, scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half while Ramos tallied 16 points, eight rebounds, and two steals to give the Tamaraws a head start for the season.

FEU coach Bert Flores lauded the veterans who stepped up in the second half by doing a good job on breaking La Salle's vaunted pressing defense and good ball movement on offense.

“We want to bring back the pride of Tamaraws especially now that we have players who will be playing in their final year," said Flores in Filipino.

Garcia took over in the third quarter as he led a 17-6 salvo that helped turn a 35-39 deficit to a 52-45 FEU advantage after three quarters.

The Tams even led by 10 at 66-56, behind Ramos' back-to-back baskets with two minutes and 48 seconds left in the game.

The Green Archers had a 6-0 spurt to threaten for the last time, 66-62, with 1:11 left in the clock.

Ramos, however, found Garcia inside for a short stab to give FEU a 68-62 breathing room with 48.9 ticks to go.

"Hindi maganda ang simula ko pero malaki pa rin ang tiwala ni coach sa akin kaya nakabawi ako (I started out slow but good thing I have my coach's trust so I recovered)." said Garcia.

LA Revilla, in his first UAAP game after a two-year hiatus recovering from diabetes, led the Green Archers with 18 points as he was the only double-digit scorer for the Taft-based squad, which will face arch-rivals Ateneo next week. - Reuben Terrado/JVP/KBK, GMA News

LaKazTaMa
07-11-2011, 09:08 AM
Sir DK panalo tayo ;D ;D ;D

tamarawz_14
07-11-2011, 02:58 PM
MANILA—Ateneo coach Norman Black had said this just might be the toughest season yet for the Blue Eagles.

And the Eagles felt exactly that right in their maiden game as the three-time champions rallied to slip past the tenacious Adamson Falcons, 55-51, yesterday in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum.
he Eagles held the Falcons scoreless in the final seven minutes of the game that also saw the sensational debut of the controversial Greg Slaughter.

“It was pretty much what I expected, a defensive struggle,” said Black.

The 6-foot-11 Slaughter, who got the go-signal to play in the league just four days earlier, came out huge on both ends with 23 points on top of eight rebounds, two assists and a pair of blocks.

Kirk Long, who chipped in 10 points, got a crucial goal-tending call that gave the Eagles the lead for good at 53-51, after Ateneo trailed, 44-51, in the closing minutes.

Last year’s runner-up Far Eastern University also got its campaign going with a 74-65 victory over La Salle in the first game.

RR Garcia showcased the form that bagged him last season’s MVP, firing 17 of his 21 points in the second half as the Tamaraws took full control.

Aside from praising Garcia and his big men led by Aldrech Ramos, coach Bert Flores also noted his Tamaraws’ patience in breaking the Green Archers’ trademark pressure defense.

“We were able to break La Salle’s press, that’s the key,” said Flores. “We also played good defense and had good ball movement.”

Ramos had 16 points and eight rebounds and Carl Cruz and Mark Bringas also provided muscle down low to help fill the gap left by injured Cameroonian forward Pipo Noundou.

The Falcons, whose losing streak to the Eagles stretched to 29 games dating back to 1997, shot a horrible 2-of-21 from the field in the final period.

Adamson’s last basket came from Kenyan Austin Manyara, 51-44, with 6:58 minutes left, before Slaughter fired five of Ateneo’s next seven points to knot the game at 51.

“The advantage we had was we could drop the ball in the post to Greg,” said Black. “We really tried to take advantage of that.”

Two free throws by Emman Monfort with 16.3 seconds left sealed the Eagles’ win.

Kiefer Ravena, Ateneo’s other celebrated rookie, had a scoreless debut but registered two rebounds and an assist in 14 minutes of play.

The Tamaraws posted their first double-digit advantage at 58-48 after Garcia opened the fourth period with back-to-back triples.

“I was still adjusting in the first half, so I just played decoy, but I found my rhythm in the second half,” said Garcia, who also drew support from last year’s top rookie Terrence Romeo.

Romeo grabbed eight boards and dished out eight assists to go with his six points.

LA Revilla, who was sidelined by illness for two seasons, paced the Archers with 18 points, five boards and five assists.
The scores:

First Game
FEU 74—Garcia 21, Ramos 16, Cawaling 10, Cruz 9, Romeo 6, Bringas 5, Tolomia 3, Escoto 2, Excimiano 2, Sentcheu 0, Pogoy 0.
LA SALLE 65—Revilla 18, Dela Paz 9, Tampus 8, Van Opstal 5, Webb 5, Torres 4, Marata 4, Gotladera 2, Vosotros 2, Atkins 2, Villanueva 1, Mendoza 1, Sara 0, Paredes 0.
Quarters: 18-18, 35-33, 52-45, 74-65

Second Game
ATENEO 55—Slaughter 23, Long 10, Salva 8, Monfort 6, Erram 3, Gonzaga 3, Austria 2, Ravena 0, Tiongson 0, Sumalinog 0, Golla 0, Chua 0.
ADAMSON 51—Nuyles 11, Alvarez 8, Cañada 6, Camson 6, Cabrera 6,Manyara 5, Lozada 3, Etrone 2, Brondial 2, Colina 2.
Quarters: 16-12, 33-27, 43-44,55-51



ok ha hindi na bwakaw si romeo keep it up..hahahaha.

Joescoundrel
07-12-2011, 10:42 AM
FEU ran a play they were already running in the Fil Oil and strangely Lasalle did not adjust to it: JR Cawaling got lots of good looks from outside and sank two treys that helped pad leads for the Tamaraws just when Lasalle was threatening. Those were essentially the same swing-reverse plays to corner and quarter-court shooters FEU ran for Paul Sanga all of last year. I think Coach Dindo Pumaren didn't really put hands in Cawaling's face because unlike Sanga Cawaling can drive when he sees a hard-show by the defense, i.e. dare him to beat you with his long shot than with a dribble-drive. Unfortunately Cawaling sank a good number of those shots. He also got those passes coming off the short pass-back on the dribble-penetration of RR Garcia or Terrence Romeo.

Dark Knight
07-12-2011, 11:09 AM
Yes LakazTama. Good start. Hope we sustain this til the end.

Anyway, mahihirapan pa talaga ang La Salle against FEU with their current line up. I mean man to man mas angat tayo. But even with that case pinahirapan pa rin tayo ng La Salle.

I would like to commend coach Bert for utilizing Carl Cruz to the hilt. I believe this guy will make a difference for us this season.

But Ateneo is still the team to beat.

maroonmartian
07-15-2011, 09:54 AM
http://www.voxbikol.com/share/1/8638

Pinili ang FEU. :D Paano kung maglaro siya tutal lockout naman.

callboyako
07-15-2011, 04:25 PM
akala ng marami out of contention na tayo sa finals dahil sa pagkawala ni pipo pero sana mag step up every game mga "little big men" natin na si mark bringas at catl cruz ;)

LaKazTaMa
07-18-2011, 02:40 PM
hahahaha baka pde ipalit c kobe kay Pipo ;D ;D ;D ;D lockout pa naman S NBA..

LaKazTaMa
07-18-2011, 02:45 PM
Falcons blow by FEU
by Adrian Dy
Saturday, 16 July 2011 41 Comments Share9WITH both teams’ point guards celebrating their birthday, it was Lester Alvarez’s Adamson Falcons that wound up with a better afternoon.

Watching from the bench down the stretch, Alvarez got to revel in Adamson University’s huge 78-59 triumph over Far Eastern University in UAAP Season 74 last July 16 at the Araneta Coliseum.

“Nanalo kami siguro dito because of our defense,” said Adamson head coach Leo Austria. “Dahil sa defense namin nag-cause ng a lot of turnovers para sa kanila. And then yung offensive rebounding namin…nakakuha kami ng 18 points.”

The other birthday boy, Jens Knuttel, and his squad never got a taste of the lead, as Adamson led from start to finish, beginning with a huge 12-5 start that sent the Tams reeling right from the get-go. Alex Nuyles poured in 10 of his game-high 22 in the first quarter as his relentless attacks at the rim forged a nine-point advantage after the opening period.

Last season’s runners-up got to within six late in the second quarter, 40-34, on a triple by JR Cawaling, before Nuyles calmly sank two free throws to tow his team into the break with a 42-34 lead. Not content with the eight-point lead, the Falcons came out swinging in the third, jumping out to a 10-2 run that saw four different Falcons contribute baskets, doubling the gulf between both sides. Following an Adamson timeout at the 2:56 mark of the third, FEU turned to its veterans as Cawaling, RR Garcia and Aldrech Ramos nailed a variety of shots from various angles, cutting Adamson’s lead down to seven, 56-49.

FEU’s flurry of points extended up to the fourth with an 8-4 mini-blast to pull within three, 60-57. But Garcia gave it right back on the next possession, tossing a pass to the direction of Jerick Cañada, who swooped in for the easy two. Terrence Romeo blew a layup on the succeeding possession, and the teamwork of the Falcons took over, first with a dish from Nuyles to a cutting Eric Camson, followed by two perfectly thrown alley-oops Cañada, first to Camson again, and then to Janus Lozada as the Falcons hiked their lead back to double-digits, 68-57, with four minutes to play. Twin charities by Aldrech Ramos at the 3:49 mark made it a nine-point deficit, but those turned out to be the last points FEU scored as the Falcons took over from there, scoring the game’s last 10 points.

It was a marked difference from their season-opener versus Ateneo, where the Falcons led late, only to go scoreless over the last seven minutes. Said Austria, “Ako na-surprise dahil [sa] endgame usually ineexpect nila…nawawala kami. This time though, after nag-rally ang FEU from 16 down…we were able to recover at naitaas pa namin [the margin of victory]. I guess nadedevelop na ang character ng team.”

Camson had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Lozada and Jan Colina had eight points each. Center Austin Manyara turned in another defensive gem, scoring six points, hauling down seven rebounds and swatting three shots. All together, the Falcons combined for 50 points in the paint to just 20 by FEU.

The Tamaraws were led by Garcia’s 20 points and four assists. Ramos chipped in 14 points and six caroms, while Cawaling helped out with 11.

After the loss, FEU head coach Bert Flores bemoaned his side’s inability to pull down rebounds, noting that the Falcons collared 13 more boards and had 18 additional second-chance points. “Masyadong masaya sa Kobe [Bryant],” Flores said dryly, referring to several of his Tamaraws’ get-together with the NBA superstar last July 13.

The scores:

Adamson 78 – Nuyles 22, Camson 12, Lozada 8, Colina 8, Manyara 6, Petilos 5, Cañada 5, Etrone 4, Cabrera 3, Brondial 2, Alvarez 2, Monteclaro 1, Manuel 0, Agustin 0, Rios 0, Olalia 0

FEU 59 – Garcia 20, Ramos 14, Cawaling 11, Romeo 5, Tolomia 4, Cruz 2, Exciminiano 2, Escoto 1, Sentcheu 0, Pogoy 0, Foronda 0, Bringas 0, Knuttel 0

Quarter scoring: 25-16, 42-34, 56-49, 78-59

LaKazTaMa
07-18-2011, 02:51 PM
bawi next time mas maraming handa sa kabila parehong may birthday kc..hapi birthday jens knuttels at lester alvares ng adamsons ;D ;D ;D ;D

maroonmartian
07-18-2011, 06:54 PM
Battle with your Recto rivals. A good way to bounce back. Not underestimating them pero mahihirapan sila sa FEU lalo na gusto pa makabawi.

Wang-Bu
07-19-2011, 01:27 PM
sir dark knight wag niyo naman kami masyado bawian ha...

LaKazTaMa
07-19-2011, 05:24 PM
Medya lng pards baka mabigla hahahaha

Dark Knight
07-20-2011, 01:02 PM
sir dark knight wag niyo naman kami masyado bawian ha...


With the way we played against AdU, mukang may tulog pa kami sa UE. ;D

Dark Knight
07-20-2011, 01:07 PM
We looked like the Smurfs against the Falcons while Adamson can make a basket from San Marcelino. ;D

maroonmartian
07-21-2011, 08:00 PM
http://www.inboundpass.com/2011/07/21/feu-overcomes-sluggish-start-to-rout-ue/

FEU overcomes sluggish start to rout UE
by Adrian Dy

FOR the first eight minutes of play, the University of the East shocked everyone, storming out to a 12-2 lead over last season’s runners-up, Far Eastern University.
When the Red Warriors resume practice tomorrow, they’re going to replay those eight minutes in their heads and wonder how they can sustain it for an entire game as the Tamaraws regained control in the second quarter and never let them back into it, capturing a 66-47 defensive affair in the 74th season of the UAAP last July 21 at the Araneta Coliseum.
The Tamaraws missed 12 of their first 13 shots in the game’s opening minutes, as Adrian Santos and Roi Sumang ran circles around them. However, the scoring drought wouldn’t last the entire game, and a 10-0 run spanning the first and second quarters tied the game at 12-all. A turnaround jumper by JM Noble swung the lead back in UE’s favor, 14-12 with 7:56 left in the quarter, but that was the last time his team found itself on top FEU held UE to just seven more points in the half, nine total in the second quarter. On offense, Ping Exciminano, Cris Tolomia and JR Cawaling provided the firepower to put FEU on top, 30-21. The defensive intensity was ratcheted up even further in the third, as FEU allowed just seven points in 10 minutes, making it 45-28 and allowing coach Bert Flores to field in reserves like AA Fabian and Roger Pogoy in the fourth quarter.
“Rebounds talaga…first quarter, first half, talo kami sa rebounds eh. At least sa third quarter, sa fourth…na-control na namin yung game, kami na ang nag-dictate ng tempo,” said Flores, who added that he sorely missed the contributions of the injured Pipo Noundou, who gave the Tams 9.4 rebounds a game in the 2011 FilOil Flying V Pre-season Cup.
Exciminano led all scorers with 12 points, four steals and two blocks. Tolomia added nine points and a massive 12 rebounds, while Cawaling and Russel Escoto scored eight each as the Tams didn’t need big performances from the likes of RR Garcia and Aldrech Ramos to win this one. Instead, FEU’s defense shut down the perimeter play of the Red Warriors, as UE managed only four points outside of the shaded lane. Coach Jerry Codiñera’s charges also shot themselves in the foot by commiting 29 turnovers, most of them unforced, which FEU converted into 29 turnover points. Flores also switched things up with his rotation, featuring shorter, three-minute stints for his guys, explaining, “Mahaba pa ang liga eh…Madali kasi like nung-Adamson, pito [players] lang, alam na nila [Adamson].”
Noble led UE with 11 points, while Santos scored 10 and pulled down nine rebounds. Like what coach Flores alluded to, the Red Warriors were able to keep in step early due to their strong rebounding, as they finished with 48 boards, 23 of them on the offensive end. The shorter UE team couldn’t maximize those second-chance possessions, however, getting just 14 points out of them.
FEU next plays the NU Bulldogs, on Sunday, July 24, while things only get harder for UE as its next opponents will be defending champion Ateneo on Saturday, July 23.
The scores:
FEU 66 – Exciminiano 12, Tolomia 9, Escoto 8, Cawaling 8, Romeo 7, Garcia 7, Ramos 6, Pogoy 5, Foronda 2, Cruz 2, Sentcheu 0, Fabian 0, Mendoza 0, Bringas 0, Knuttel 0
UE 47 – Noble 11, Santos 10, Sumang 6, Casajeros 6, Duran 5, Javier 3, de Leon 1, Zamar 2, Tagarda 2, Zosa 0, Sabangan 0, Enguio 0, Sumido 0, Flores 0

Quarter scoring: 6-12, 30-21, 45-28, 66-47
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^muntik na naman maging smurfs ang FEU against their Recto rivals. I thought upset na ito. Good thing for their D. They force the stars of FEU (Garcia and Ramos) to single digit point performance. Di lang talaga nasustain.

LaKazTaMa
07-22-2011, 04:07 PM
hahahahaha bumawi na .

LaKazTaMa
07-24-2011, 11:12 PM
Romeo wills Tams past Bulldogs in a thrill
Josiah Israel Albelda, Sunday, July 24, 2011.

With his shot off and the ball slipping off his hands like it was too hot to handle, there was no reason for Terrence Romeo to be at the spotlight with the game on the line.

But the 19-year-old sophomore didn't mind the challenge and simply delivered for Far Eastern University.

Romeo drained a long jumper with a little over a minute remaining then got back on defense to steal the ball away from Emmanuel Mbe's hands to preserve the Tamaraws' thrilling 62 - 59 victory over National University in the 74th UAAP men's basketball tournament Sunday afternoon at the Philsports Arena.

Both squads struggled to find their marks in the final quarter, combining for a measly 14 points in what could be the lowest-scoring period this season and in recent memory.

It was the Tamaraws, however, who would have the last laugh, as rookies Cris Tolomia and Christian Sentcheu, and Romeo rose to the occassion.

"Hirap talaga kami lalo na sa offense," coach Bert Flores told reporters. "Buti na lang nag-step up yung big man (Sentcheu) namin at nakabawi rin si Terrence."

Sentcheu, the six-foot-10 center out of Douala, Cameroon, anchored FEU's formidable defense in the middle, providing a towering presence that limited the activity of Mbe and the rest of the Bulldogs' wingmen and brought the Tamaraws its third win in four outings.

And even though they couldn't buy a basket with ease in the last 10 minutes, the Morayta-based squad turned to their defense to survive a pesky NU side.

FEU limited the Bulldogs to only five points in the fourth quarter while also stifling NU's much-ballyhooed rookie Bobby Ray Parks to 11 markers, a season-low for a guy who has averaged more than 22 points per game this year.

The six-foot-four Parks shot two-of-seven from the field (zero-of-four beyond the arc) and wasn't able to bring the Bulldogs, who fell to its third loss in four games and second straight, back from the doldrums anew.

Reigning Most Valuable Player Ryan Roose Garcia led all scorers with 17 points on seven-of-18 shooting while Aldrech Ramos had nine points and 11 rebounds as the Tamaraws pulled down 53 boards against NU's 31, the first time the wards of coach Bert Flores won the rebounding battle this season.

"Sa wakas nakalamang din kami sa rebounds," he said. "Hirap na hirap kami dahil wala si Noundou at nawala pa si Cervantes."

FEU's bigs also pulled down 25 offensive rebounds that resulted to 11 points for the Green and Gold.

Meanwhile, freshman Gelo Alolino led the Bulldogs with 12 markers even as Jul-Ashri Ignacio and Joseph Terso each scored 10. Mbe, a contender for the MVP award last year, was held to three points and eight boards.



The scores:

FEU (62) - Garcia 17, Ramos 9, Tolomia 7, Sentcheu 7, Romeo 7, Cawaling 6, Exciminiano 5, Foronda 2, Cruz 2, Escoto 0, Mendoza 0, Bringas 0

NU (59) - Alolino 12, Parks 11, Ignacio 10, Terso 10, Celiz 4, Mbe 3, Singh 3, Eman 2, Khobuntin 2, Javillonar 2, Villamor 0, Neypes 0, Celda 0, Magat 0

LaKazTaMa
07-24-2011, 11:15 PM
Sir DK naka two-handed slamdunk si Sentcheu ;D ;D ;D ;D d pala bust

LaKazTaMa
07-24-2011, 11:51 PM
At naka seven Points pa yun Kumag ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

maroonmartian
07-25-2011, 11:26 AM
Tatlo naka Lucky 7? Mataya nga yan. ;D

LaKazTaMa
07-25-2011, 03:09 PM
OO nga ako din ;)

maroonmartian
07-30-2011, 07:10 PM
Wala pa article so far pero tama ba yung score.62-59 ulit in the second game. Nice three point shot by Chris Tolomia. Napalabas sa TV Patrol kanina lang.

Apocrypha
07-31-2011, 11:28 AM
It is a good sign for FEU that they can win games without having RR Garcia score heavily. I also think it is time to give Tolomia more playing time than Romeo.

LaKazTaMa
07-31-2011, 07:09 PM
Tama yan scores nalo FEU VS. UST 3pts shot by Cris Tolomia. ;D ;D

Dark Knight
08-01-2011, 01:07 PM
Actually, although we are winning, i have this feeling na puro tsamba lang yung panalo natin. We could have been languishing at the cellar along with UE. But it seems FEU always "finds a way"to win. Ill take those victories no matter how ugly the win is. All of our games, tayo ang naghahabol. Our opponents are leading us for the first 3 quarters until the early minutes of the 4th. If this is becoming a habit then it is not healthy.

We are not dominating unlike last year. No Noonduo? No excuses. Cawaling has improved but RR is inconsistent. The way i see our campaign this year, it will go like this.

1. ADMU 13 - 1
2. AdU 11 - 3
3. FEU 10 -4
4. UST/DLSU/NU

We will face AdU in the Final 4 and we will lose in 3 games. Hope im wrong because i have a knack for predicting outcomes.

Joescoundrel
08-01-2011, 02:11 PM
In all of FEU's games so far it seems Terrence Romeo has been trying too hard to assert his own game identity, unlike Chris Tolomia who has found a way to contribute both offensively and defensively for the Tamaraws. He's almost as determined a defender as Ping Exciminiano, and nearly as good a scorer off the dribble as RR Garcia. Romeo on the other hand can't seem to move around the court without putting that ball between his legs, behind his back or crossing over. If you want to mess up a 3-on-1 fastbreak make sure the anchor is Romeo, he'll find a way to make an easy basket difficult. Tolomia on the other hand is showing what good athletic ability looks like when paired with good training and self-discipline. I totally agree that Tolomia should start ahead of Romeo, and also get more minutes, because he has certainly earned it.

LaKazTaMa
08-03-2011, 03:23 PM
I think Coach flores still in the middle of mixing up his troops, his first five G-romeo SG-garcia SF-cawaling PF-Cruz C-ramos then sixman either Tolomia or Exciminiano. fEu needs all help it can get especially in these area PF and Center position , were always outrebounded we need true center to man the middle ramos is not a legit center pag napagod walang kapalit si escoto naman still raw and sentcheu still finding his identity.. we got no problem with Guards, we have better Guards to speak off ! Heaps ! good thing is JR Cawaling make sense this season playing better these days hahahahaha maganda yata ang gising if Cawaling plays consistently he can bring the Tamaraws to the promise land once more ;D i hope we can sustain our run to F4 then Finals and hopefully breaks your prediction this time around . ;D ;D ;D

LaKazTaMa
08-04-2011, 03:39 PM
hahahahahhaha diyos ko day upset Panalo UP 76 vs FEU 63 ;D

Dark Knight
08-06-2011, 06:25 PM
our loss to UP goes to show that we dont have what it takes to bring home the bacon this season. What we need is a beacon of hope.
Our offense is laughable. Lingering below 30%. Just how in the world are we planning to defeat ateneo? Sentcheu is a joke. Sayang yung height. Romeo is like cawaling in his sophomore years.

zoom2k7
08-08-2011, 04:09 AM
its to early to tell that sentcheu is a bust. Give the kid a break, wala pa yatang 5 years naglalaro ng basketball yan. Parang naalala ko sa kanya si ekwe pagdating ng Pinas parehas kaliwa ang paa at wala talagang alam pagdating sa basketball. Alam mo naman siguro ang mga sumunod na pangyayari.

Give him more time to learn and exposure let him mix up more with the bigboys of UAAP, wag nyong hayaan masira kumpiyansa nun bata.

plop
08-08-2011, 11:01 AM
You can't win the bacon if your team compose of Romeo who's mentality is I for a team which means Shoot first and Shoot second.with regards to the MVP is it only a plays given to him by the team or the mentality of shoot and shoot until you get tired. ;)

LaKazTaMa
08-08-2011, 05:17 PM
Ateneo crushes FEU, sweeps 1st round
by Adrian Dy
Sunday, 7 August 2011 177 Comments Share40FAR Eastern University would do well to remember the phrase, “keep calm and carry on.”

Last season’s runner-up imploded at the worst possible moment, ringing up two technicals and an unsportsmanlike foul in just two possessions that ultimately handed defending champion Ateneo de Manila University six free throws, two extra possessions and a 20-point lead that it sustained until the buzzer, 69-49 in front of 16,150 people at the Araneta Coliseum in the 74th season of the UAAP last August 7.

Entering the fourth quarter down 47-35, RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo strung together three baskets to bring the Blue Eagles’ lead down to single-digits, 51-42, 6:48 left to play. On the inbounds after a basket by Garcia, last season’s rookie of the year Romeo stuck close to fifth-year point guard Emman Monfort before getting whistled for holding on to the ball carrier’s arm. While trying to pull out of Romeo’s grip, Monfort was caught with his forearm on Romeo’s head, prompting the FEU part of the crowd to seek a foul. Only Romeo was whistled for a personal by officials, though, forcing the former FEU-FERN Baby Tam to walk towards the referee and protest with his finger pointed, earning him a technical foul. FEU’s bench disagreed with the call, enough to earn head coach Bert Flores a technical of his own. That gave Monfort four free throws, which he converted three, restoring the lead to double-digits, 54-42.

On the bonus possession, Nico Salva missed a floater, but the Blue Eagles got the ball back and hit Kirk Long, who nailed an open three. Then, another whistle was blown. This time, it was an unsportsmanlike foul on rookie Russel Escoto for shoving Greg Slaughter out of the post. Slaughter made his free throws, making it 59-42, forcing the Tamaraws to call timeout with 6:18 to play. After the break, Ateneo found Long at the same spot again, with the same result, another triple to open up a 62-42 bulge.

Needing to cut into the lead quickly, the Tamaraws started jacking up triples, heaving four in a span of two minutes, before Kiefer Ravena converted on the and-one putback off another Salva miss, stretching the lead to 65-42 with four minutes left, sealing the game and the first round sweep for the Blue Eagles.

Said Ateneo coach Norman Black after the game, “Defensively…we’re probably in a good position right now. The last couple of games, we haven’t shot the ball very well…but our defense still remains pretty solid, which is probably the reason why we’ve won the last couple of games. As long as we maintain the defense throughout the entire league, we’ll always have a good chance of hopefully in every game.” He also addressed concerns of the squad peaking too early, saying, “That’s always the old argument, you know, are they peaking too soon? We’d rather be in this position we are in right now than any other position.”

Ravena led all scorers with 19 points and nine rebounds, while Slaughter finished with a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds. Veteran forward Salva and Long combined for 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

After a 15-15 first quarter, FEU jumped right out of the gate in the second to take a 19-15 lead behind Garcia and Aldrech Ramos. The return of Ravena from the bench seemed to galvanize the Blue and White, however, as they embarked on a 10-1 run to retake the advantage, 25-20, with another and-one play by Ravena serving as the capper. Down by two possessions, 30-26, after the break, Garcia teamed up this time with Christian Sentcheu to get FEU to within two, 32-30, before the Blue Eagles countered with a huge 15-5 blast, taking over the third quarter behind the efforts of Slaughter and Salva.

Garcia was the lone Tamaraw in double-digits with 15 points, though he needed 23 shots to get there. Escoto and Romeo added eight each, as poor shooting did FEU in. They were just 1-of-16 from beyond the arc, and 20-of-60 on their two-point shots. Ateneo was also more aggressive, getting 28 trips to the free throw line to just nine for the Tamaraws, their second lowest total in 2011 since earning just seven charities versus the NU Bulldogs.

Ateneo enters the second round with a perfect 7-0 record, a feat it hadn’t achieved in its last three title runs, while FEU fell to 4-3, with Adamson University, at 4-2, a half-game ahead.

The scores:

Ateneo 69 – Ravena 19, Slaughter 15, Salva 10, Long 9, Gonzaga 4, Chua 4, Monfort 3, Sumalinog 2, Austria 2, Golla 1, Erram 0, Tiongson 0

FEU 49 – Garcia 15, Escoto 8, Romeo 8, Sentcheu 5, Ramos 5, Exciminiano 4, Tolomia 3, Cruz 1, Mendoza 0, Foronda 0, Knuttel 0, Cawaling 0

LaKazTaMa
08-08-2011, 05:21 PM
Kaya pa yan lumaban naman ng sabayan napikon lng " as saying goes " pikon talo hahahahahaha

Joescoundrel
08-09-2011, 08:07 AM
From the UAAP Media Center - - -

August 13 (Saturday) / Araneta Coliseum

1PM NU vs. UE
3PM ADMU vs. FEU

August 14 (Sunday) / Araneta Coliseum

If DLSU wins on August 11:

1PM UP vs. UST
3PM ADU vs. DLSU

If UST wins on August 11:

1PM UP vs. DLSU
3PM ADU vs. UST

Dark Knight
08-10-2011, 12:01 PM
Ateneo and the Referees

deadly combination.

not even the Lakers can defeat them

;D

bchoter
08-10-2011, 12:46 PM
A 3-3 record is inexcusable for a team made up of 2 RP Team members, 2 RP Youth members, a former RP Team candidate, the reigning MVP, and a former NCAA Juniors MVP. And they are at least 3-deep in every position. There shouldn't even be a period of adjustment for the team and coach Bert Flores since he's been with the team even before the oldest member joined FEU.

I also can't understand why FEU is losing out in the rebounding battle every game when they have probably the best, or at the very least, 2nd best, big man in the league with a back up made up of a 6'9" import, a veteran bruiser, and a 6'6" rp youth team fixture plus Cawaling is 6'3" while Romeo is an above average rebounder for a PG.

And the Tamaraws' play seem to decline every game.

But if, in the second round, the Tamaraws play with a sense of urgency, they should play up to par, which is still better then most of the teams. They should still be a good bet for the final four.

naz-T
08-10-2011, 01:44 PM
4-3 ang FEU at the end of the First Round.

Kung single round lang ang UAAP, the Tamaraws are seeded #3.

Should have been 3-4 and waiting for the result of the UST-DLSU game to know their placing.

Thanks to the nice assist of Jeric Teng to Excaminano during the FEU-UST game, dapat sana 3-4 ang Tamaraws.

LaKazTaMa
08-11-2011, 05:32 PM
D pa tapos ang laban..Relax lng..

The_Big_Cat
08-13-2011, 05:22 PM
What an end-game blunder for FEU! Two bonehead plays by Terence Romeo sealed the Tamaraw's doom. That is why I don't like Shoot-first/Pass-later guards. They tend to commit mental lapses in crunch situations.

TruVerde
08-14-2011, 10:36 AM
Ateneo and the Referees

deadly combination.

not even the Lakers can defeat them

;D

SMART. Simply Amazing! ;)

mangtsito
08-14-2011, 02:11 PM
^^ DK: Since 2008 ;D Inggit ka?

LaKazTaMa
08-14-2011, 03:25 PM
Gritty Eagles edge Tams,get 8th straight W
Josiah Israel Albelda, Saturday, August 13, 2011.
With less than a minute left and Far Eastern University comfortably up by six, it seemed that the Tamaraws would be the first team to stain Ateneo's immaculate record.

But Kiefer Ravena and the rest of the Blue Eagles have other plans, coming back to tie the game in regulation and dominate in overtime to score a head-shaking 74-67 win for their eighth straight win in the 74th UAAP men's basketball tournament today at the Araneta Coliseum.

Ravena, the leading candidate for the Rookie of the Year award, showed poise and maturity that belied his age and sank six of his 15 points in the clutch while also issuing a couple of all-important assists as Ateneo overcame a stiff challenge from the Tamaraws.

"This is the first game where we were really threatened," a relieved Coach Norman Black told reporters. "Luckily, our defense held up in the end."

The Eagles closed the game with a stirring 17-4 run that started when FEU sophomore Terrence Romeo committed back-to-back turnovers that Ateneo gladly took advantage with less than a minute left in the fourth quarter.

Ravena, Greg Slaughter and Nico Salva then conspired to almost shut the Tamaraws out in overtime, where they held the Morayta-based five to only four points.

"We just showed that we won't give up," Black stressed. "Even if our offense is clicking, our defense is there for us."

After FEU torched them with 38 points in the first two quarters, the Eagles limited the Tamaraws to a combined 25 markers in the second half and overtime to send their foes into its fourth loss, good for fifth in the UAAP.

Ateneo flaunted their stonewall defense and held FEU to only 27.5% shooting in the last 25 minutes and also went to work on the boards in taking a 53-44 rebounding advantage.

Salva top scored for the Eagles with 18 points and nine rebounds while Ravena wounded up with 15 markers, five boards and four assists. Seven-foot giant Greg Slaughter added 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for Ateneo.

On the other hand, reigning Most Valuable Player Ryan Roose Garcia played like an MVP in the first two quarters but lost steam in the second half to finish with 17 points, four rebounds and six assists.

Romeo shot five-of-16 (31.3%) and ended up with 11 points, six boards and three dimes.

The Tamaraws were called for 25 fouls that resulted to 31 free-throw shots for the Eagles. Meanwhile, only 13 were called against Ateneo that gave FEU 12 attempts from the stripe.

The scores:

Ateneo (74) - Salva 18, Ravena 15, Slaughter 14, Chua 9, Monfort 7, Gonzaga 6, Long 3, Austria 2, Tiongson 0, Golla 0

FEU (67) - Garcia 17, Romeo 11, Cruz 10, Ramos 8, Escoto 7, Bringas 6, Tolomia 5, Exciminiano 3, Pogoy 0, Mendoza 0, Knuttel 0

Quarters: 13-21, 25-38, 42-47, 63-63, 74-67

LaKazTaMa
08-14-2011, 03:35 PM
Minalas sayang pero aminado yun Coach sa kabila na napalaban cla ng husto ... good game even we lost.

Joescoundrel
08-15-2011, 08:37 AM
Six-point lead with 62 seconds left, and losing by seven in overtime. Inbound pass after a timeout is passed to the back of a guy cutting laterally to the basket with Eman Monfort all over him. Kiefer Ravena then slices up what is otherwise one of the best defenses in college basketball with a complicated basketball maneuver only he knows how to do. It is called the dribble-drive. And finally in overtime, forgetting that the "lead-footed" seven-footer knows how to hold position inside, run and has soft hands, they let him work the paint.

Dark Knight
08-15-2011, 02:19 PM
terrence romeo is a loose cannon. i dont think he has basketball smarts.he's more concerned about his fancy dribbling than making the right decisions.

my revised team standings after the elims

ateneo - 14-0
adu 10 - 4
feu/nu/dlsu 7-7

if the the refs call it right

;D

LaKazTaMa
08-18-2011, 06:59 PM
Hay nanalo na rin ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Dark Knight
08-19-2011, 08:32 AM
pahirapan pa. if not for RR.

The refs should minimize calling those hello kitty fouls......yogabbagabba violations.........and powerpuff penalties.

The court is becoming sesame street.

LaKazTaMa
08-19-2011, 03:20 PM
Garcia, FEU pounce on UP collapse
by Adrian Dy
Thursday, 18 August 2011 69 Comments Share7RR Garcia had trouble sleeping after Far Eastern University’s back-to-back losses to Ateneo. After this game, though, sleep’s going to come easy for last season’s MVP.

After being shut down through the first three quarters by UP’s box and one defense, Garcia scored 14 of his team’s last 16 points, nailing shot after shot to give his Tamaraws the 59-53 victory over the University of the Philippines in round two of the 74th season of the UAAP last August 18 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Facing a 51-35 deficit after Mike Gamboa connected on a triple off a pass by Mike Silungan, FEU received a shot in the arm after a Garcia layup kick-started an 8-0 run that got the lead to single digits, 51-43. Paolo Romero connected on a pull-up jumper that stretched UP’s lead back to 10, 53-43 with 4:37 left in period, but it turned out to be the Fighting Maroons’ final basket as Garcia proceeded to drop 12 straight, tying the game first on a drive with 1:46 to play, and then gifting his team the lead the next trip down with a high-arcing bank shot at the 1:12 mark. With the Maroons forced to foul, Russel Escoto nailed two charities to pad the Tamaraw lead, 57-53, giving a stunned State U 34 seconds to pull off a miracle. Unfortunately, with no timeouts left, Gamboa missed another triple, his third straight misfire from downtown, giving possession back to FEU and Garcia, who iced the game from the line.

All in all, Garcia finished with 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting, plus two rebounds, three assists and a steal. “Nung una, siyempre, hirap na hirap ako,” the Zamboangueño said of the defense that was tailored made to stop him. “Nagpapasalamat din ako sa team na hindi sila nag-give-up.” The decision to hand the ball to Garcia and let him create in the final period was made by his head coach, Bert Flores, who reasoned, “Ang dami ng turnovers si Terrence [Romeo], kaya sinabi ko ikaw [Garcia] na ang humawak ang bola, kasi iba talaga kapag beterano.” Clearly, the tactic worked, as his teammates began to work to get him open shots. “Nagtiwala ang team sa kanya,” Flores added.

Early on, it looked like the Fighting Maroons had the Tamaraws’ number, and were close to sending FEU to its fourth-straight loss, its first such streak since its so-called rebuilding season in 2006. After fighting to a draw in the first period, UP’s defense held the Tamaraws to a single field goal, a putback by Chris Exciminiano off a missed Garcia triple, in the first six minutes of the second quarter. That allowed State U to build a 27-17 lead, off baskets by Mark Juruena and Romero and a triple by Silungan to close out the run. Luckily for FEU, fifth-year center Aldrech Ramos broke their dry spell, scoring six straight and then assisting on a basket by Carl Bryan Cruz to cut the deficit to seven at the half.

The halftime break didn’t help the Tamaraws, though, as they turned in their second 10-point quarter of the game. On the other end of the court, back-to-back treys by Jett Manuel and Gamboa closed out the period, giving UP a huge 13-point lead, 48-35 before the Maroons couldn’t come up clutch in the final period.

“Hirap,” said Flores of his team’s performance through the first three quarters. “Maganda ang ball movement ng UP. Hirap din kami sa rebounds, kaya nag-three bigs ako at nag-zone defense [in the fourth quarter].”

Freshman power forward Romero scored a career-high 17 points and pulled down six rebounds. Silungan and Gamboa both chipped in with 10 points each, while shooting identical 2-for-11 clips from beyond the arc. Alinko Mbah went scoreless but hauled down 12 rebounds, six on the offensive glass.

UP was held to just six fastbreak points in this encounter, but made up by outscoring FEU on second-chance points, 14-8. The Tams owned the edge in turnover points, though, scoring 13 to just four by the Maroons.

The win moved FEU over .500, climbing to 5-4 and staying a step ahead of idle UST and DLSU, whom they were tied with in the standings entering this game. It also gave the Tamaraws momentum heading into their August 21 game against the second-running Adamson Falcons. UP, on the other hand, sank to 2-7, and has not won since beating FEU last round. It’ll look to break its losing streak when it plays the NU Bulldogs on the same day.

The scores:

FEU 59 – Garcia 25, Cruz 11, Ramos 8, Exciminiano 6, Romeo 4, Pogoy 2, Escoto 2, Tolomia 1, Mendoza 0, Foronda 0, Bringas 0, Knuttel 0

UP 53 – Romero 17, Silungan 10, Gamboa 10, Manuel 6, Maniego 4, Juruena 4, Montecastro 2, Wong 0, Mbah 0, Gingerich 0

LaKazTaMa
08-21-2011, 11:48 AM
MaKalusot kaya ?

LaKazTaMa
08-21-2011, 05:12 PM
Nakabawi na Feu 62 vs Adu 61 ;D

maroonmartian
08-21-2011, 09:31 PM
Nakabawi na Feu 62 vs Adu 61 ;D

Muntik rin na maagaw. Probably the greatest game of FEU as a team. Good game for ROMEO pero yung pasa niya sa dying minutes kanerbyos. I couldn't wait for the playoff to start. Sila ata maglalaban (Adamson) sa 2 vs 3. Ang tanong ay sino ang #2 at sino #3.

LaKazTaMa
08-22-2011, 11:44 AM
Hahahaha malamang silang dalawa pa rin ;D ;D

LaKazTaMa
08-22-2011, 11:48 AM
FEU resists Adamson comeback bid
by Adrian Dy
Sunday, 21 August 2011 41 Comments Share POOR decision-making again by sophomore guard Terrence Romeo nearly cost the Far Eastern University Tamaraws the game again. Luckily for him, Adamson’s own mistakes bailed him out.

Alex Nuyles opted to go for a quick two-pointer and the Falcons took their time issuing their fouls to give, leaving little time for them to come up with a miracle as they fell to FEU, 62-61 in the 74th season of the UAAP last August 21 at the Araneta Coliseum.

“Naka-tsamba ulit!” joked FEU head coach Bert Flores “Maganda nag depensa namin ngayon. Yung ball movement, maganda. Pinaka-maganda si RR [Garcia], leader ko yun eh.”

With two seconds left on the shot clock, last season’s MVP nailed a huge triple with 4:28 remaining in the game, to increase the FEU lead to 58-46 after Adamson had whittled down its earlier, 15-point cushion. But, his counterpart Lester Alvarez came down the floor and answered back with a triple of his own, getting the deficit below double-digits. A jumper by Janus Lozada cut the lead down to seven before Alvarez swiped the inbounds, dishing it off to Nuyles for the layup and cutting the deficit to 58-52 with 2:35 to play. Two charities by Carl Bryan Cruz added to the difference, 60-53, but Eric Camson answered with back-to-back trips to the line of his own, making three out of four charities. His missed free throw, though, turned out to be another opportunity to score as a double lane violation was whistled, resulting in a jumpball situation. With Austin Manyara keeping possession with the Falcons, Adamson could have cut the lead down to as low as just a point. Unfortunately, though, Nuyles threw a pass behind his head when Camson wasn’t ready for it, resulting in a turnover and a transition score by Garcia that hiked the lead to 62-56 with 45.7 seconds left.

Off a timeout, sniper Roider Cabrera was brought off the bench and attempted a trey that he missed. Lozada managed to grab the loose ball and found Alvarez for a clutch triple, pulling his squad to within a triple of a tie, 36 seconds left. With FEU burning their last timeout, the Tams made sure to kill time. Although the Falcons didn’t need to foul, Camson did, nearly letting the opposition off the hook as the personal shut off the shot clock but didn’t result in free throws as Adamson was not yet in the penalty. But after the second inbounds, Romeo lazily tossed the ball Garcia’s way, only for Nuyles to come up with the steal and the quick score, laying the ball in to make it a one-point game, 62-61 with 12 seconds before the end. It took forever, though, for the Falcons to run through their remaining fouls to give, sending Cruz to the line with 1.3 seconds remaining and no timeouts left. Cruz missed the first, and then the second deliberately, but the ball slipped through Austin Manyara’s hands, who was in prime position to grab the errant shot, giving the win to the joyous Tamaraws.

After the win, Flores said that his squad had learned from the close loss to the defending champion Ateneo Blue Eagles, lessons the Tamaraws first put into play in their last win against the UP Fighting Maroons. “Tumaas ang morale namin [after the UP win],” said Flores. “Natuto talaga kami.”

Season 73 Mythical Five selection Aldrech Ramos turned in his best game of the season, leading all scorers with 18 points while also hauling down 10 rebounds before fouling out. Romeo was on his way to a superb performance before his big error, firing in 14 markers to go with his seven boards and five dimes. Garcia added another 14 and issued a strong reminder to his teammates in the fouth quarter when Adamson was catching up. “Sinabi ko sa kanila, huwag magkumpiyansa. Kung ano yung laro naming from first to third [quarter], yan pa rin ang gagawin namin.”

Strategically, FEU allowed Nuyles to get his points, topscoring for Adamson with 17 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and three swipes. But missing in action for them were the other Falcons, as no other player finished in double-digits for them. Camson and Alvarez had nine each, while Lozada added eight. Jan Colina was dressed and played six fruitless minutes due in part to the lingering effects of his knee injury.

To motivate his squad, Flores showed his players film of them beating Adamson in the FilOil Pre-season tournament and apparently, the ploy worked, firing up his squad and getting them to shoot 42.6 percent from the field, up from Adamson’s allowed average of 37.3 percent entering the game. The Falcons, for their part, shot just 31.7 percent, 20-of-63 from the field, and made only three triples in 17 attempts.

The win moved FEU up in the standings to 6-4, creating separation between them and the two 4-5 squads battling for fourth place, the DLSU Green Archers and the UST Growling Tigers. Adamson, despite the loss, retained hold of the second spot with a 7-3 card. The Tamaraws will play the NU Bulldogs on Saturday, August 27, while Adamson will meet the UP Fighting Maroons on the same day.

The scores:

FEU 62 – Ramos 18, Romeo 14, Garcia 14, Tolomia 8, Escoto 4, Cruz 2, Exciminiano 2, Pogoy 0, Mendoza 0, Bringas 0, Knuttel 0

Adamson 61 – Nuyles 17, Camson 9, Alvarez 9, Lozada 8, Cañada 7, Brondial 6, Cabrera 4, Manyara 1, Petilos 0, Etrone 0, Colina 0

Quarter scoring: 14-12, 30-24, 47-39, 62-61

LaKazTaMa
08-27-2011, 10:23 PM
FEU Wins over NU 84-82


by Adrian Dy
Saturday, 27 August 2011 27 Comments Share AS the axiom goes, it oftentimes comes down to who wants it more. And, in this double overtime game, it turned out to be Far Eastern University.

Down by as much as 18 points in the third period, the Tamaraws renewed their focus on defense and survived a long, grueling, double-overtime tussle to snatch the 84-82 win over the National University Bulldogs in the 74th season of the UAAP last August 27 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Triples by both teams kicked off the second overtime, as Dennice Villamor and RR Garcia exchanged shots to knot things again at 79. But, after a missed jump shot by Bobby Ray Parks, Terrence Romeo collected the rebound and threw the outlet pass to a streaking Garcia, who laid it in to hand his squad an 81-79 edge with 1:43 left on the clock. Romeo then came up with the swipe on his NU counterpart Gelo Alolino and converted on the transition score, giving FEU a two-possession lead with a minute and a half remaining.

Off a timeout, Parks missed his layup, but Emmanuel Mbe was there for the tip, cutting the deficit to a deuce. The Cameroonian big man then stole a lob by Garcia intended for Aldrech Ramos, but Villamor couldn’t connect on a triple, giving the ball back to FEU. Once again, Romeo nearly cost the Tams the game, as, after a missed shot, the second-year guard fouled Parks in transition with the assumption that they weren’t in the penalty yet. That sent the star rookie to the line for a pair of pressure-packed free throws with 21 seconds left on the clock. Parks made the first but missed the second. Controversy gripped the succeeding sequence as the referees couldn’t decide who touched the ball last, forcing them to call a jumpball. Jumping against Russel Escoto, Mbe got his hands on the ball but tipped it out of bounds, giving FEU possession with 15.6 seconds left.

Garcia then inbounded the ball to Ramos, who was quickly fouled. The national team member missed his first but hit his second, giving NU 13.8 seconds to either win or force another overtime period. Alolino missed on a drive but tipped the leather to Parks, who then sent it over to Joseph Terso. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the former RP Under-18 player missed his triple, giving FEU the victory.

After the game, FEU head coach Bert Flores praised his team’s resiliency, saying, “Di sila gumi-give up. Iyan ang maganda, nag-tatrabaho talaga….Sabi ko nga sa kanila, kung hindi pa tapos ang oras, laban pa rin.”

A closely fought first half had the Bulldogs up by four, 35-31, thanks to 12 markers from Parks. But, they still came out of the break fired up and determined to blow FEU out, exploding for a 16-2 run that saw the Tamaraws go scoreless for five minutes before scoring a Romeo jumper ended the drought. But, just like that, things swung the other way as FEU switched to a 2-1-2 full-court press, harassing the NU ball-handlers and forcing turnovers that made the deficit a more respectable 57-49 going into the fourth quarter.

In the face of a 2-3 zone by NU, the Tams leaned on their big men to shoot their way out of it. And, they delivered, first on an Escoto triple and back-to-back treys by Ramos, tying things up 60-all with 6:49 remaining. Both squads went toe-to-toe from that juncture and couldn’t be separated even by an extra five minutes.

Ramos keyed in the victory with his free throws, scoring 19 points all in all while also hauling down seven rebounds and dishing out two assists. Romeo added 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, while Chris Exciminiano played commendable defense on Parks before fouling out with a minute left in the third period, exiting with 14 markers. Garcia was limited to 10 points on 4-of-14 shooting, due in part to pain in his shooting hand in the first half. Flores said he was given medications during one of the timeouts and it seemed to help as he came up big in the two overtime periods.

The team’s three remaining veterans, Ramos, Romeo and Garcia, all played more than 40 minutes each due to the rash of injuries that had hit the team. Said Ramos, “No choice po tayo. Kami lang ang naiwan sa team so kailangan talaga magtrabaho.” He also underscored the need for this win, saying, “Importante sa amin to’ para mapanatili ang chance namin para mag-number two.”

The Bulldogs were led by Parks’ 32 markers, eclipsing his previous high of 31 that were scored against the Adamson Falcons just two games ago on August 18. Outside of his 7-of-18 shooting clip from the field, Parks aided his team with a 15-of-18 tally at the foul line as he accounted for more than half of his team’s 31 charities. Mbe added a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds after sitting out most of the first half due to foul trouble. Villamor added 10, which included two big triples late in the game.

Sloppy play by Parks and starting point guard Alolino contributed to his team’s woes as they each had five turnovers, part of their team’s 21 errors that gave FEU 23 turnover points. The Bulldogs compensated for that somewhat by getting to the line more, boasting of a 31-18 advantage in free throw attempts, though both units shot them in the low 60′s.

With the win, the Tamaraws improved to 7-4, a step behind the 8-3 Adamson Falcons at second place. They’ll get a week’s rest before playing the UE Red Warriors on September 3, next Saturday. At 4-7, NU’s postseason chances dimmed further, though they still have a mathematical shot should teams like UST and DLSU falter. Before they can start hoping other teams lose, though, they’ll need to win out first, starting with a rematch against the defending champion Ateneo Blue Eagles on September 3 as well.

The scores:

FEU 84 – Ramos 19, Romeo 16, Exciminiano 14, Escoto 10, Garcia 10, Tolomia 9, Pogoy 2, Cruz 2, Bringas 2, Mendoza 0

NU 82 – Parks 32, Mbe 11, Villamor 10, Alolino 8, Ignacio 7, Javillonar 6, Neypes 4, Celiz 4, Roño 0, Khobuntin 0, Terso 0, Singh 0

Quarter scoring: 16-15, 31-35, 49-57, 70-70, 76-76, 84-82




Down by as much as 18 points in the third period, the Tamaraws renewed their focus on defense and survived a long, grueling, double-overtime tussle to snatch the 84-82 win over the National University Bulldogs in the 74th season of the UAAP last August 27 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Triples by both teams kicked off the second overtime, as Dennice Villamor and RR Garcia exchanged shots to knot things again at 79. But, after a missed jump shot by Bobby Ray Parks, Terrence Romeo collected the rebound and threw the outlet pass to a streaking Garcia, who laid it in to hand his squad an 81-79 edge with 1:43 left on the clock. Romeo then came up with the swipe on his NU counterpart Gelo Alolino and converted on the transition score, giving FEU a two-possession lead with a minute and a half remaining.

Off a timeout, Parks missed his layup, but Emmanuel Mbe was there for the tip, cutting the deficit to a deuce. The Cameroonian big man then stole a lob by Garcia intended for Aldrech Ramos, but Villamor couldn’t connect on a triple, giving the ball back to FEU. Once again, Romeo nearly cost the Tams the game, as, after a missed shot, the second-year guard fouled Parks in transition with the assumption that they weren’t in the penalty yet. That sent the star rookie to the line for a pair of pressure-packed free throws with 21 seconds left on the clock. Parks made the first but missed the second. Controversy gripped the succeeding sequence as the referees couldn’t decide who touched the ball last, forcing them to call a jumpball. Jumping against Russel Escoto, Mbe got his hands on the ball but tipped it out of bounds, giving FEU possession with 15.6 seconds left.

Garcia then inbounded the ball to Ramos, who was quickly fouled. The national team member missed his first but hit his second, giving NU 13.8 seconds to either win or force another overtime period. Alolino missed on a drive but tipped the leather to Parks, who then sent it over to Joseph Terso. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the former RP Under-18 player missed his triple, giving FEU the victory.

After the game, FEU head coach Bert Flores praised his team’s resiliency, saying, “Di sila gumi-give up. Iyan ang maganda, nag-tatrabaho talaga….Sabi ko nga sa kanila, kung hindi pa tapos ang oras, laban pa rin.”

A closely fought first half had the Bulldogs up by four, 35-31, thanks to 12 markers from Parks. But, they still came out of the break fired up and determined to blow FEU out, exploding for a 16-2 run that saw the Tamaraws go scoreless for five minutes before scoring a Romeo jumper ended the drought. But, just like that, things swung the other way as FEU switched to a 2-1-2 full-court press, harassing the NU ball-handlers and forcing turnovers that made the deficit a more respectable 57-49 going into the fourth quarter.

In the face of a 2-3 zone by NU, the Tams leaned on their big men to shoot their way out of it. And, they delivered, first on an Escoto triple and back-to-back treys by Ramos, tying things up 60-all with 6:49 remaining. Both squads went toe-to-toe from that juncture and couldn’t be separated even by an extra five minutes.

Ramos keyed in the victory with his free throws, scoring 19 points all in all while also hauling down seven rebounds and dishing out two assists. Romeo added 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, while Chris Exciminiano played commendable defense on Parks before fouling out with a minute left in the third period, exiting with 14 markers. Garcia was limited to 10 points on 4-of-14 shooting, due in part to pain in his shooting hand in the first half. Flores said he was given medications during one of the timeouts and it seemed to help as he came up big in the two overtime periods.

The team’s three remaining veterans, Ramos, Romeo and Garcia, all played more than 40 minutes each due to the rash of injuries that had hit the team. Said Ramos, “No choice po tayo. Kami lang ang naiwan sa team so kailangan talaga magtrabaho.” He also underscored the need for this win, saying, “Importante sa amin to’ para mapanatili ang chance namin para mag-number two.”

The Bulldogs were led by Parks’ 32 markers, eclipsing his previous high of 31 that were scored against the Adamson Falcons just two games ago on August 18. Outside of his 7-of-18 shooting clip from the field, Parks aided his team with a 15-of-18 tally at the foul line as he accounted for more than half of his team’s 31 charities. Mbe added a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds after sitting out most of the first half due to foul trouble. Villamor added 10, which included two big triples late in the game.

Sloppy play by Parks and starting point guard Alolino contributed to his team’s woes as they each had five turnovers, part of their team’s 21 errors that gave FEU 23 turnover points. The Bulldogs compensated for that somewhat by getting to the line more, boasting of a 31-18 advantage in free throw attempts, though both units shot them in the low 60′s.

With the win, the Tamaraws improved to 7-4, a step behind the 8-3 Adamson Falcons at second place. They’ll get a week’s rest before playing the UE Red Warriors on September 3, next Saturday. At 4-7, NU’s postseason chances dimmed further, though they still have a mathematical shot should teams like UST and DLSU falter. Before they can start hoping other teams lose, though, they’ll need to win out first, starting with a rematch against the defending champion Ateneo Blue Eagles on September 3 as well.

The scores:

FEU 84 – Ramos 19, Romeo 16, Exciminiano 14, Escoto 10, Garcia 10, Tolomia 9, Pogoy 2, Cruz 2, Bringas 2, Mendoza 0

NU 82 – Parks 32, Mbe 11, Villamor 10, Alolino 8, Ignacio 7, Javillonar 6, Neypes 4, Celiz 4, Roño 0, Khobuntin 0, Terso 0, Singh 0

Quarter scoring: 16-15, 31-35, 49-57, 70-70, 76-76, 84-82

LaKazTaMa
08-29-2011, 08:57 AM
Lol ! malapit na isang wrong mistake na lng ;D

Dark Knight
09-04-2011, 04:09 PM
FEU won over UE. 2 more to go coupled by a AdU loss then we will bag the twice to beat advantage.

Joescoundrel
09-05-2011, 10:37 AM
FEU is now in prime position to take second place overall in the standings and a twice-beat edge.

LaKazTaMa
09-05-2011, 02:52 PM
FEU brushes aside UE, nabs postseason berth
by Adrian Dy
Sunday, 4 September 2011 35 Comments Share WITH the thought of moving up in the standings in their minds, the Far Eastern University Tamaraws simply couldn’t refuse all the easy shot opportunities the University of the East Red Warriors were doling out.

Last season’s runners-up took whatever UE gave them, from careless turnovers in the first half to wide-open looks from beyond the arc in the fourth quarter to forge a 78 -69 win and claim one of the two remaining postseason tickets in the 74th season of the UAAP last September 4, Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

“Maganda talaga dahil siyempre kung baga, nawala na yung number two sa kamay namin tapos binalik nila [Adamson] ulit. Kaya sabi ko sa kanila, trabauhin natin ‘to. Sana embrace natin ‘to, wag nating ibigay sa iba” said a relieved FEU head coach Bert Flores after the win. “Yung isang paa natin, ipasok na natin sa Final Four.”

A slow start had the Red Warriors just a basket away from FEU, 6-4, but the Tams were apparently just warming up, unleashing a 16-5 run to end the first quarter, with five points from last season’s rookie of the year, Terrence Romeo. Up big, 20-9 after 10 minutes, their lead didn’t last very long, as UE came back with a 7-0 blast, sparked by a BJ Zosa triple on the first possession of the second quarter. Flores sent Romeo back to work, scoring on a layup and then canning a triple to boost the lead back up to nine. The two sides exchanged baskets on their next possessions before RR Garcia added to the salvo, dropping in a trey to restore the double-digit advantage, 32-20, with 4:36 left in the first half. Another UE run cut the deficit to seven after Roi Sumang scored in transition with a minute remaining. But Garcia and Romeo bailed the Tamaraws out again, allowing FEU to build a 12-point halftime edge, which incidentally was the same number of turnover points they tallied.

UE made things interesting, as a Jay-r Sumido layup cut the score to single-digits, 58-49 with eight minutes left in the game. However, FEU responded by finding its veterans on the perimeter. Aldrech Ramos began by knocking down back-to-back triples before two Garcia triples pushed the lead to 15, 70-55 with half a quarter remaining. That was simply too big of a hump for the Warriors to overcome, though Sumido managed two triples of his own in the last minute of the game to make the final score more palatable.

Romeo matched his UAAP seniors career-high, notching 21 points on 7-of-15 shooting. The highly touted scoring machine from FEU-FERN had committed some costly turnovers in the past few games, but Flores kept encouraging his point guard saying, “Positive ka lagi, bata ka naman eh, marami ka pang matutunan. May three years ka pa na ma-guguide sa iyo si Johnny [Abarientos].” Garcia also scored 21, nailing four triples, while Ramos totaled 13 points and three blocks. With both teams shooting so well, FEU only got 33 rebounds, but 14 of those were offensive caroms, which led to 17 second chance points.

UE saw five players in double-figures, but it still wasn’t enough to overcome the more experienced Tamaraws. Paul Zamar and Sumido scored 12 each. Sumang added 11 points and six assists, with JM Noble matching his scoring output, while Adrian Santos scored 10 and hauled down four boards. The Red Warriors converted as many free throws as FEU attempted in total, 10, and shot 50 percent from the field.

With the victory, 8-4 FEU moved to just a half-game behind the idle 9-4 Adamson Falcons. The Tamaraws still have two games remaining on their schedule, a September 8 meeting with the surging UST Growling TIgers, and the capper to the regular season, a September 11 matchup with the DLSU Green Archers. Depending on the outcome of those two matches, and the outcome of the Falcons’ final assignment with the defending champions Ateneo Blue Eagles, FEU can still move up to the second seed and gain a twice-to-beat advantage regardless of the postseason format. Flores’ squad is also hoping that the wrist sprain Russel Escoto suffered at the end of the first quarter in this game heals by then, though they expect JR Cawaling to return in time for the DLSU game. UE, meanwhile, ends its Season 74 slate with a rematch of its first game, a battle with the UP Fighting Maroons on September 10.

The scores:

FEU 78 – Romeo 21, Garcia 21, Ramos 13, Bringas 8, Escoto 6, Tolomia 5, Cruz 4, Pogoy 0, Foronda 0, Knuttel 0, Exciminiano 0

UE 69 – Zamar 12, Sumido 12, Sumang 11, Noble 11, Santos 10, Flores 8, Zosa 3, Tagarda 2, Sabangan 0, Montelibano 0, Javier 0, Chavez 0, Enguio 0, Casajeros 0, Duran 0

Quarter scoring: 20-9, 41-29, 58-45, 78-69

LaKazTaMa
09-05-2011, 02:55 PM
Hinay hinay mga Tol ! 2 to go.. kaya yan !

Dark Knight
09-09-2011, 11:15 AM
Pogoy, pogoy,pogoy, pogoy.

I wonder why bert flores use him sparringly when he has what it takes to play in the uaap. Another vaunted guard. Never shy to take it to the hoop. Better than the error prone Romeo i think. Now we have to beat La Salle and hope AdU and UST lose their next assignments.

Its that easy. ;D

LaKazTaMa
09-09-2011, 09:20 PM
UST survives FEU, ties Tamaraws for 3rd
Anthony Divinagracia, Thursday, September 08, 2011.
Manila, Philippines - University of Santo Tomas (UST) is indeed Final Four material.

That Far Eastern University (FEU) could hardly dispute now as the Tigers outsteadiedthe Tamaraws in the clutch on Thursday to score a big 77-73 victory and reinforce their bid for the last twice-to-beat incentive going into the playoff stage of the 74th UAAP men’s basketball tournament.

UST flashed a remarkable display of poise and resiliency to fend off FEU’s fiery comeback from an 18-points deficit as Cameroonian rookie import Karim Abdul and fellow newcomer Kevin Ferrer sparked UST’s thrilling breakaway in the last two minutes of their crucial rematch at the Araneta Coliseum.

“Gustong manalo ng mga bata. Nandun yung desire at puso ng mga bata kahit pa nawala yung lamang namin. Hindi sila bumigay kahit nahabol kami ng FEU,” an elated UST coach Pido Jarencio said after the Tigers claimed their fourth straight win in the second round to tie the third-running Tamaraws at 8-5.

Abdul provided enough cushion for UST with another double-double performance of 20 points and 13 rebounds but it was Ferrer who killed FEU’s momentum by sinking a dagger three in the final 1:21 of the fourth quarter to shove the Tigers back on top, 72-69, and regain control of the match for good.

Ferrer’s key triple – his third of four attempts – capped a 19-point, 12-rebound outburst from the former UAAP juniors MVP who finally broke out from a personal slump to help UST avenge its 59-62 overtime loss against the Tamaraws back in the first round.

“Thankful ako sa teammates ko kasi binigyan nila ako ng kumpiyansa para bumalik yung laro ko,” Ferrer said.

Playing on a mission, the Tigers outscored the Tamaraws right in the opening quarter to take a 23-11 advantage.

The Tigers padded that lead to as much as 33-15 after Abdul completed a three-point play with 6:31 left in the second frame.

But FEU responded with a 12-3 counter-salvo punctuated by back-up forward Roger Pogoy’s and-one play to cut the deficit, 28-38. UST answered back on the other end as Abdul buried a jumper and Ferrer completed a three-point play off a breakaway drive before Pogoy struck anew to push FEU within, 32-45, going into the third period.

FEU upped the ante of its telling comeback with a huge 17-4 onslaught anchored on Pogoy and Ping Exciminiano, who tallied eight points each in that crucial stretch, to move within a bucket, 53-55.

The Tamaraws again flustered the Tigers halfway through fourth quarter as Garcia, Aldrech Ramos, and Terrence Romeo conspired in an 11-2 run to grab the upperhand, 69-66, with 4:17 left.

Abdul knocked in a pair of charities to push UST within one before Exciminiano restored FEU’s three-point buffer with a lay-up.

Yet the Tigers were far from over as Camus drained a go-ahead triple to beat the shot clock with 2:17 remaining before Ferrer delivered the game-turning trifecta that stopped the rallying Tamaraws on their tracks.

Jeric Fortuna and Jeric Teng backstopped Abdul and Ferrer with 14 and 11 points, respectively, while Camus added nine.

Garcia led FEU with 17 points and 10 rebounds while Pogoy contributed 14 in 16 minutes of play. Romeo and Exciminiano also finished in double figures with 12 and 10 markers, respectively.

The scores:
UST 77 – Abdul 20, Ferrer 19, Fortuna 14, Teng 11, Camus 9, Vigil 2, Lo 2, Tan 0, Sheriff 0, Lao 0, Pe 0, Ungria 0.

FEU 73 – Garcia 17, Pogoy 14, Romeo 12, Exciminiano 10, Ramos 8, Tolomia 6, Escoto 3, Foronda 3, Cruz 0, Bringas 0.

Quarter scores: 23-11, 45-32, 55-53, 77-73.

LaKazTaMa
09-09-2011, 09:21 PM
Kaya pa yan.. ;D

bchoter
09-10-2011, 12:52 AM
Is Pippo and Cawaling coming back for the post season?

maroonmartian
09-10-2011, 11:02 AM
Kaya pa yan.. ;D


Undermanned and injured vs and immature team. I would pick the former (FEU) to win vs DLSU on Sunday.Interesting to see a possible three-way tie at the second spot.

For the MVP award, pick ko RR Garcia. The best clutch guy this season.

LaKazTaMa
09-11-2011, 05:43 PM
FEu gored Dlsu 66-57 to gain no.3 spots.. Final four casting #1. ADmu vs #4. Ust and #2. ADu vs #3. FEu

bchoter
09-11-2011, 10:31 PM
Laugh trip yung gustong ipatawag ni Dindo at Jack Santiago si Knuttel para kausapin after niya ilagay sa alanganin ang family jewels ni Vosotros :D

Joescoundrel
09-12-2011, 08:53 AM
FEU has a very real chance of upsetting Adamson in their Final 4 match. At the rate FEU is playing now, there is at least an 80% chance the Tamaraws can force a Game 2 versus the Falcons. If this goes to a Game 2 the series becomes 50-50 and the Tams can play the match-ups to their advantage.

Dark Knight
09-12-2011, 01:42 PM
Come to think of it,although i like what Joe said, FEU is going to have very hard time against AdU. Not wiith their morale boosting win against Ateneo and with the injury of Exciminiano. I think AdU is a better match up to Ateneo in the Finals.(with all due respect to UST, the truth is i want them to be in the Finals rather than Ateneo).

Head to head, AdU is better than Ateneo. In their 1st round encounter, Ateneo is the one playing catch up until the law of average caught up with AdU. In the 2nd round, AdU dominated them and won convincingly. While FEU, though we came close to defeating ADMU, still fell short. We are undermanned. And there is always the possibility of Romeo playing the goat.

Is the Adamson win a law of average? 29 straight losses to Ateneo,they are bound to win one.It happened. 13 game winning streak for the Eagles? They are bound to lose one. It happened. While FEU is an up and down team, we may steal from Adamson. But we dont have what it takes to defeat the mighty Eagles.

Joescoundrel
09-12-2011, 02:35 PM
Dark Knight, I've always believed that a good team does not really need wall-to-wall superstars to win a championship. All a good team needs is at least two, or maybe three, really good superstar-calibre players. You have such a duo in Aldrech Ramos and RR Garcia, and what makes it better is that they're a big-small combo. They have immense talent, produce consistently, and can play at a high level on both ends. Anything you get out of Terrence Romeo and Russel Escoto is really more of a bonus than something you absolutely need. Ramos and Garcia enhance their value further when they play decoy, thus also giving chances to guys like Tonton Bringas, Mike Tolomia, Ping Exciminiano and even Roger Pogoy and Karl Cruz. That's a solid nine-man rotation anchored on arguably the best guard in the UAAP and certainly at least the second-best big man in the league. No one on the Adamson side can match Garcia and Ramos. On the other hand, the only unstoppable player on the Adamson side is Alex Nuyles, an assignment right up Exciminano's alley. Even if Exciminiano is not 100%, I'm sure Jenz Knuttel or Pogoy can at least make life a little harder for Nuyles. Everyone else on that Adamson lineup can be handled directly by any one else on your side, i.e. Garcia on either Lester Alvarez or Jeric Canada, Bringas on either Jan Colina or Eric Camson, Escoto on either Janus Lozada or Roy Cabrera, Ramos on either Austin Manyara or Rodney Brondial.

LaKazTaMa
09-12-2011, 08:09 PM
FEU punctuates La Salle woes
by Adrian Dy
Sunday, 11 September 2011 80 Comments Share3SIMON Atkins will have to be content with a hard-fought loss in his last UAAP game.

De La Salle University’s team captain scored 16 points in a 66-57 defeat to Far Eastern University in UAAP Season 74′s final elimination round game last September 11 at the Araneta Coliseum, gifting the Tamaraws the number three seed in the Final Four.

“Yung first, second [quarter], wala, ayaw dumipensa [or] share the ball. Puro kanya-kanya sa first half,” said FEU coach Bert Flores of his team. Luckily, locker room adjustments proved to be the key as the Tamaraws were able to gut out the matchup in the fourth quarter.

Down 18-11 after Terrence Romeo scores to start the second period, Joshua Webb scored eight in a 10-0 run to put La Salle up, 21-18, less than four minutes into the quarter. After a timeout, FEU turned to last season’s MVP, RR Garcia, who buried a triple to tie the game. The Green Archers weren’t finished yet, dropping another 10 points to counter another Garcia triple and pad the lead to 31-24 with two and a half minutes left in the first half.

Out of the halftime break, seven straight points by Aldrech Ramos to a pull-up jumper in transition by Atkins towed the Tams to within a point of knotting the game, 35-34. The two teams then went back and forth, but FEU finally regained the lead after Garcia got the hoop and the harm from Jovet Mendoza with a minute left to play in the third quarter. The successful three-point play gave FEU a 48-47 edge, and was extended to 52-47 with baskets by Carl Cruz and Romeo 50 seconds into the final quarter. Atkins buried yet another triple, his fourth of the game before Webb earned a split at the line to cut the deficit to a point, 52-51.

That, however, turned out to be the final hurrah of La Salle, as the triumvirate of Ramos, Garcia and Romeo closed out the game by scoring all of FEU’s points from that moment onward, 14 in total. On the other end, the Green Archers were limited to just a Mendoza layup over a seven-minute span. With 44 seconds left, Romeo converted two freebies at the line to push the lead to 11, 66-55, and put the game comfortably out of the Green Archers’ reach.

Garcia led all scorers with 19 points, needing 19 attempts to get there. Ramos added 18 markers and 11 boards, a whopping eight of which came on the offensive end, while Romeo finished with a line of 17 points, seven caroms, and four assists. Ten of his points came in the fourth period when the Tamaraws pulled away.

Rebounding was the key to FEU’s second half dominance as it hauled down 32 of their 51 boards in that timeframe, 14 on the offensive end. De La Salle got just 35 rebounds total, 11 of which were offensive repossessions, as Ramos, Russel Escoto and Mark Bringas dominated the glass.

Atkins’ 16 came on 6-of-12 shooting from the field. The only Green Archer from the program’s 2007 championship team also added three boards and three assists. Three other teammates – Arnold Van Opstal, Webb and Mendoza – finished with 11 points each. But, outside of that quartet, the entire unit managed a total of just eight points.

The La Salle basketball team was unable to find postseason success in its school’s centennial anniversary, dropping six of its seven second round games to finish with a 5-9 record for the second time in three years. Atkins and forward Maui Villanueva are the only DLSU players who won’t be around with all certainty next year after using up their eligibility in 2011.

FEU finished the eliminations with a 9-5 sheet, and will face the Adamson Falcons on Thursday, September 15, at 3 p.m. They face an uphill climb, though, despite having the experience of playing in the Finals last season, as their primary stopper, Ping Exciminiano, sprained his ankle early in the game. “Kailangan namin siya,” said Flores as Exciminiano is seen as the most reliable player to stop the Falcons’ best scorer, Alex Nuyles. He also said that JR Cawaling should be available for that game, though he wouldn’t be at 100 percent. “[Cawaling will play] Quality minutes na lang,” he added.

The scores:

FEU 66 – Garcia 19, Ramos 18, Romeo 17, Escoto 5, Cruz 4, Bringas 2, Pogoy 1, Tolomia 0, Knuttel 0, Exciminiano 0

De La Salle 57 – Atkins 16, Van Opstal 11, Webb 11, Mendoza 11, Revilla 2, Vosotros 2, Paredes 2, Marata 2, Torres 0, Tampus 0, de la Paz 0, Villanueva 0

LaKazTaMa
09-12-2011, 08:23 PM
this could be a finest moment for this hardluck team to beat twice the determined Adu Falcons in F4 .. our team looks so small due to shorthanded in BIgs but can still match-ups with any team in final four set-up . ;D

LaKazTaMa
09-12-2011, 09:13 PM
oo nga may konting komedi drama dun kay Vic Pablo at Jack santiago ang nakakatawa dun nag hahamon yata nag suntukan si mr. jack sparrow oh well buti n lng d n pinatulan ni Vic " the saint " Pablo kung nagkataon eh dobol trobol na naman cla :D at tsaka yun supalpal ni mark bringas kay J. Webb ..sbi nya kay Webb ay Remember My Last name ha, referring to his brother ex-dlsu player Arvie Bringas .. ;D

maroonmartian
09-13-2011, 05:04 PM
oo nga may konting komedi drama dun kay Vic Pablo at Jack santiago ang nakakatawa dun nag hahamon yata nag suntukan si mr. jack sparrow oh well buti n lng d n pinatulan ni Vic " the saint " Pablo kung nagkataon eh dobol trobol na naman cla :D at tsaka yun supalpal ni mark bringas kay J. Webb ..sbi nya kay Webb ay Remember My Last name ha, referring to his brother ex-dlsu player Arvie Bringas .. ;D

Kahit si Tonitchi hanggang paghahamon lang yun. Pero hindi naman palaaway si Pablo unless naprovoke. Sure na ba talaga si Arvie Bringas? Ganda siguro noong magkapatid sa frontcourt.

Good luck to the "most exciting" team this season. Unless when they are blown-out, they have provided the most thrilling game finish. Sigurado ako ganun din yung game sa Thursday.

LaKazTaMa
09-14-2011, 04:11 PM
Sure na C Arvie Bringas at yun Gino Jusmao-a$$...after this season 74 onwards pde na cla mag lalro. at yan na ang new version ng Bruised Brothers ng Tams. ;D

bchoter
09-14-2011, 05:21 PM
^ Mas laugh trip yun dahil sila ang 'bruised' di gaya ng Alaska tandem na sila yung nagibibigay ng askit ng katawan sa kalaban.

Actually mukhang nagpipigil si Vic Pablo dahil hindi pa siya mukhang antagonistic. Pero nung sumabat yung mejo matandang nasa bench ng La Salle sumenyas na si Pablo ng dun tayo sa labas kay Jack at dun sa mejo may edad na. Fixture yun sa bench pero hindi siya naka green shirt like the coaching staff so malamang kasama sa team management

LaKazTaMa
09-14-2011, 09:26 PM
well , abangan n lng natin kung cno mas bruised cla b o yun dating team nya. d pa pala sapat yun butata kay web, patikim pa lng yon.

bchoter
09-14-2011, 11:40 PM
Akala ko kasi ikaw ang nagssabi na buruised sila :D

Joescoundrel
09-15-2011, 08:58 AM
^ Mas laugh trip yun dahil sila ang 'bruised' di gaya ng Alaska tandem na sila yung nagibibigay ng askit ng katawan sa kalaban.

Actually mukhang nagpipigil si Vic Pablo dahil hindi pa siya mukhang antagonistic. Pero nung sumabat yung mejo matandang nasa bench ng La Salle sumenyas na si Pablo ng dun tayo sa labas kay Jack at dun sa mejo may edad na. Fixture yun sa bench pero hindi siya naka green shirt like the coaching staff so malamang kasama sa team management


I think that would be their team manager, Mr Terry Capisrano.

maroonmartian
09-15-2011, 08:17 PM
Buti na lang pamatay sunog si Terrence Rome sa huli. Together with the reigning MVP, they toyed the Falcons defense. Pag wala si Garcia sa Mythical Five, magrereklamo ako. OK na kahit di na MVP but the way he carries his team is just impressive. Di maangas.

From what I saw from the game, one third lang ng Araneta ang FEU but they roared more. Kung hindi lang naghabol sa huli ang Adamson, baka mangalahati na yung crowd.

tamarawz_14
09-15-2011, 08:26 PM
Buti na lang pamatay sunog si Terrence Rome sa huli. Together with the reigning MVP, they toyed the Falcons defense. Pag wala si Garcia sa Mythical Five, magrereklamo ako. OK na kahit di na MVP but the way he carries his team is just impressive. Di maangas.

From what I saw from the game, one third lang ng Araneta ang FEU but they roared more. Kung hindi lang naghabol sa huli ang Adamson, baka mangalahati na yung crowd.



i'm sure sa sunday equal na ang crowd..hahahaha...

LaKazTaMa
09-15-2011, 08:42 PM
may bitter pa pala d2. ;D

LaKazTaMa
09-15-2011, 08:44 PM
balita sa kabilang thread nag REsigned na dw yun buong Coaching staff ng DLSU. :o

LaKazTaMa
09-15-2011, 08:46 PM
FEU thwarts Adamson, forces decider
by Adrian Dy
Thursday, 15 September 2011 25 Comments Share “YUNG mga senior players, tulad ni RR [Garcia], gusto pa nila mag-ensayo. Sabi ko, ano, magpapahinga pa ba tayo? Pero gusto pa raw nila mag-ensayo,” quipped FEU head coach Bert Flores.

The extra effort seemed to pay off for the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, who forced a winner-take-all game versus the Adamson University Falcons, coming up with a 59-49 win in the Final Four of the 74th UAAP season last September 15, 2011 at the Araneta Coliseum.

“Unang-una, depensa, at ball-sharing,” Flores disclosed. “At mawala yung bola kay Alvarez.” The Tamaraws did exactly that.

Up six at the start of the second half, five different scorers contributed to more than double the Tamaraw lead to 13, 40-27, as Terrence Romeo capped off an 11-4 run with a huge triple four minutes in. Adamson responded with a jumper by Eric Camson, but after a quiet first half, RR Garcia found his groove, converting twice to consolidate a putback by Aldrech Ramos and pad the lead to 46-29 with 3:34 left. Off a steal by Roider Cabrera, the trigger-happy Falcons finally connected thanks to a Janus Lozada deuce, which ended a three-minute drought and cut the deficit to 15. The FEU backcourt was not finished yet, as Romeo and Garcia connected on back-to-back triples, pushing the Tamaraw lead to a game-high 21 points with 30 seconds left in the third.

Determined to keep on fighting, Camson and Nuyles scored seven straight while Adamson shut down the Tamaraws for the first five minutes of the fourth quarter. With the score at 52-39, Romeo scored on a baseline drive to boost the FEU advantage back to 15, but back-up point guard Jerick Cañada quickly came down the other end and hit a triple, making it a 12-point game with 4:54 remaining. In transition, Ping Exciminiano, showing little problem moving after missing most of his squad’s last regular season game versus La Salle with an ankle sprain, put back a Russel Escoto miss before Alex Nuyles took over, as the Falcons turned to their top scorer for some quick points. The shooting guard replied in earnest, starting by splashing in a triple and soaring high for a dunk, which trimmed the deficit below double-digits, 56-47 with four minutes left to play.

Romeo missed a triple in an attempt to swing momentum back FEU’s way and Nuyles then barreled down the other way, drawing Exciminiano’s fourth foul and converting on the two charities to chip away at the advantage further, 56-49. Unbeknownst to him, though, his free throws were the last points for Adamson, as it missed its next six shots to close out the game. On the other side, rookie Cris Tolomia earned a split at the line before Romeo scored on a floater with 1:34 remaining to silence the predominantly Adamsonian crowd. “Wag lang magmadali,” Garcia recalls telling his teammates when Adamson began to rally back, citing the crowd noise from the Falcons’ side as a factor for their spate of turnovers in the fourth quarter.

In the end, FEU’s two scoring guards were more than a match for Adamson’s lone producer. Romeo top-scored for his team with 19 points on 8-of-17 shooting, grabbed four boards, dished out three assists and came up with two swipes. Last season’s rookie of the year also issued his teammates a strong ultimatum in the second half, saying, “Wala munang mag-rerelax. At kung ano tayo nung first quarter at first half, doblehin natin.” Garcia shook off a five-point first half to drop 11 in the third quarter while pulling down eight rebounds all in all. The frontcourt of Russel Escoto and Aldrech Ramos formed a mighty tandem down low, accounting for nine points and 15 caroms.

As has been the trend in the three Adamson-FEU games, the Falcons were a one-man team as Nuyles found very little support from his teammates. The top-five finisher in the MVP race finished with 20 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal, but no other Falcon scored more than six points, as Camson came off the bench to score exactly that much. Adamson’s two veteran point guards, Cañada and Alvarez added five each, while Rodney Brondial grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked three shots.

Adamson’s fourth quarter rally was fueled by a switch to a 2-3 zone, which gave the Tams fits initially as the Falcons had never gone to that scheme against them this season. “Di namin pri-nactice yun,” said Garcia, before Flores chimed in, “Bihira kasi sila mag-zone sa amin….Aaralin namin yan.” But as the Falcons went zone, FEU was able to get multiple looks at the basket, winning the rebounding war for the first time this season, 51-41, 20-18 on the offensive glass. The Tamaraws also garnered a 14-8 edge in terms of second-chance points, and converted 14 Adamson turnovers into 19 points.

The two teams will meet again on Sunday, September 18 at 3 p.m. for the right to face the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the Finals. It’s a dicey situation for the Falcons especially after Nuyles seemed to injure his ankle near the end of the game, and had to be helped off the court by his teammates. FEU, meanwhile, dressed injured players Pipo Noundou, Christian Sentcheu and JR Cawaling. All of them participated in pregame warm-ups. “Baka masira [the flow of their rotation], pero depende sa sitwasyon,” said Flores while keeping the option of using those players open.

The scores:

FEU 59 – Romeo 19, Garcia 16, Exciminiano 8, Ramos 7, Bringas 6, Escoto 2, Tolomia 1, Pogoy 0, Cruz 0

Adamson 49 – Nuyles 20, Camson 6, Cañada 5, Alvarez 5, Brondial 4, Lozada 4, Colina 3, Manyara 2, Etrone 0, Cabrera 0

Quarter scoring: 11-9, 29-23, 52-32, 59-49

LaKazTaMa
09-15-2011, 08:49 PM
One more time..Kaya yan.. ;D

Dark Knight
09-15-2011, 09:16 PM
Actually im amazed at how the Tams dominated the Falcons. Could be a Final 4 jitters for Adamson and may recover the next do or die game. Its anybody's ballgame come sunday. If we lose then its all right. Whichever team win, im sure Ateneo is going to have a very hard time now that nobody has an advantage in the Finals.

Im hoping Nuyles will play but if not, he will be a big loss. Cawaling, Sentcheu and Noonduo is all dressed up but could be a psychological ploy by Flores and company. Medyo binigla n Romeo ang Falcons and they never looked back. Like Austria said, "sana UST, medyo mahirap kalaban ang FEU" or something like that.

Im criticizing Romeo in most of his games buy his last few, he is proving me wrong. I hope he continues his good game.

The hunt for FEU's unprecedented 20th title is on! And heard our womens team is also doing great with Palmera and co.

tamarawz_14
09-15-2011, 09:57 PM
Actually im amazed at how the Tams dominated the Falcons. Could be a Final 4 jitters for Adamson and may recover the next do or die game. Its anybody's ballgame come sunday. If we lose then its all right. Whichever team win, im sure Ateneo is going to have a very hard time now that nobody has an advantage in the Finals.

Im hoping Nuyles will play but if not, he will be a big loss. Cawaling, Sentcheu and Noonduo is all dressed up but could be a psychological ploy by Flores and company. Medyo binigla n Romeo ang Falcons and they never looked back. Like Austria said, "sana UST, medyo mahirap kalaban ang FEU" or something like that.

Im criticizing Romeo in most of his games buy his last few, he is proving me wrong. I hope he continues his good game.

The hunt for FEU's unprecedented 20th title is on! And heard our womens team is also doing great with Palmera and co.


also our juniors team...

Joescoundrel
09-16-2011, 11:24 AM
I told you your team would take Game 1. And now that half the job is done, I actually think we can now set up a rematch of last year's championship. I knew Adamson would have a huge letdown after a huge win. Now everything is all square. Your fate is now absolutely in your hands. I think RR Garcia will be the one to lead you this time in Game 2. See you in the Finals, Tamaraws.

maroonmartian
09-16-2011, 11:33 AM
balita sa kabilang thread nag REsigned na dw yun buong Coaching staff ng DLSU. :o


I am expecting it already so no surprise there. Noong madapa pa nga sila sa UE malakas na ang sigaw.

Anyway regarding to the Tamaraws, I am of the impression that they have mastered the THREE GUARD system. Credit should be given to Johnny A (one of my favorites) and Vic Pablo. It works dahil kinakain na ng buhay yung buong depensa ng Adamson.

LaKazTaMa
09-16-2011, 03:29 PM
3 speedsters guards ang ginamit ni Coach Flo at nag click naman resulta tambak ang inabot nila..dapat lng talagang gamitin cla ang dami natin combo guard and to offset our weaknes in 3 and 4 positions and btweven Coach Flo and assistants Coaches natin mga former Guards ng Tamaraws noon ;D

LaKazTaMa
09-18-2011, 01:50 PM
Falcons, Tams on an even keel in duel
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Tamaraw Russel Escoto and Falcon John Brondial battle it out in midair in one of the gripping moments of the FEU-Adamson setto Thursday. JUN MENDOZA
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MANILA, Philippines - Will it be a “Battle of the Birds” or a “Return Engagement” in the UAAP Season 74 men’s basketball finale?

With defending champion Ateneo Blue Eagles perched in the title round, the Adamson Soaring Falcons and 2010 runner-up Far Eastern Tamaraws mix it up today for the right to challenge the four-peat-seeking powerhouse for this year’s ultimate prize.

The third-seeded Tams forged the you-or-me showdown set 3 p.m. at the Araneta Coliseum by thwarting No. 2 Adamson, 59-49, at the start of the Final Four Thursday.

“The pressure’s on our side now because I’m sure they (Falcons) will play as if they were the No. 3 team that badly needs to beat the No. 2 to stay alive,” said FEU coach Bert Flores, looking to make his wards only the seventh third-seeded team to reach the Finals in the F4 era.

“We have to match the expected aggressiveness, intensity of Adamson on Sunday. If they will be one ‘angry bird’ in this game, we should be one ‘angry tamaraw.’ And very hungry at that,” he added.

The second-seeded Falcons seek to spike what has been a successful season by reaching the finals for the first time since 1992 and better yet a first championship since the Hector Calma days (1977).

“I hope the players will go for broke because this is an opportunity that we seldom have (at Adamson). Maybe it’s our time to get to the top and challenge Ateneo,” said AdU coach Leo Austria.

“And it would be more than a championship for the players if we were to reach the finals and beat Ateneo.”

The contending coaches similarly feel that they have to put the clamps on the other team’s backcourt to have a better shot at winning.

“We have to contain RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo, together they scored 35 of their 59 points in the last game,” said Austria.

“We have to deny Lester Alvarez and Alex Nuyles the leather,” said Flores, hopeful that Chris Exciminiano and the other wingmen will be up to be task.

Good news for Flores: Nuyles will be playing in pain after spraining his left ankle last Thursday.

“He can play but he won’t be 100 percent. Knowing Alex though, I’m sure even if he’s not in top form, he’ll give it his all, realizing the stakes of this game,” said Austria, who’s designing plays less concentrated on Nuyles and involving big men Eric Camson and Jan Colina more.

While AdU and FEU knock each other out, top seed Ateneo is comfortably waiting in the best-of-three title series after maximizing their twice-to-beat advantage in a 69-66 disposal of overachieving No. 4 University of Santo Tomas.

maroonmartian
09-18-2011, 05:45 PM
^ Tolomia, what a revelation this season. So is the bench of FEU (Bringas, Escoto, Pugoy etc). The bench of Adamson couldn't handle such rally. I expect the game vs Ateneo to be as exciting as the last one. Caveat lang sa FEU, they have the tendency to lose the lead in the dying minutes. Finishing na lang problema.

LaKazTaMa
09-18-2011, 05:50 PM
Woooooooooooooooooooow !!!!!!!! No.3 seed FEu " angry TaMaraws " dismantled the No.2 twice to beat seed ADu " angry Birds " falcons to the thrilling awesome games by both teams 78-74 . topscored by Cris tolomia 19 points supported by superb performance from T.Romeo , R. Escoto , A. Ramos , RR Garcia , C Cruz and Excimiano . ;D ;D ;D ;D

LaKazTaMa
09-18-2011, 05:53 PM
Na excited at sobrang gigil lng kaya nakahabol yun falcons courtesy by canada pero naka recover naman, btw hats off to ADu Falcons for giving us a good fight and your team nothing to be ashamed of. ;)

LaKazTaMa
09-18-2011, 05:56 PM
Sir DK pano b yan eh " Return Engagement " uli with ADMU ;D , your conservative thoughts?

maroonmartian
09-19-2011, 07:36 AM
Stat of the first game vs ADMU
http://www.inboundpass.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-basketball/games.php?conference_id=13&id=26

and the second game
http://www.inboundpass.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-basketball/games.php?conference_id=13&id=30

Pansin ko yung big three ng Ateneo (Ravena, Salva, Slaughter) ang top scorers scorers. Si RR Garcia naman top scorer sa parehong laban. Ang medyo mahirap siguro ay yun match-up kay Slaughter. Sentcheu kaya? Or double team? Pero magaling pumasa ang Ateneo delikado rin.

LaKazTaMa
09-19-2011, 10:22 AM
well , sbi nga ni Coach flores Llamado ang Ateneo sa malalaki sa gitna dahil maninipis naman sa gitna ang Feu but sbi din nya babawi cla sa tinatawag na The Green n Gold Guard Corps , Headed by Rr Garcia T.Romeo C.Excimiano and C.Tolomia to back up A.Ramos and R.Escoto and hoping Pipo JR and Sencthou plays some extra minutes too..a tough task to beat ateneo but i can be done . just believe guys! ;D

LaKazTaMa
09-19-2011, 10:25 AM
FEU ousts Adamson to arrange rematch with Ateneo
by Adrian Dy
Sunday, 18 September 2011 132 Comments Share10THE Adamson University Falcons’ t-shirts read, “Now is our time.” The Far Eastern University Tamaraws made the case that it was theirs, forging a rematch of last season’s finals with Ateneo de Manila University by upsetting the second-seeded Falcons, 78-74 in the 74th season of the UAAP last September 18 at the Araneta Coliseum.

“Against La Salle [in the second round], doon nag-start yung confidence namin,” said FEU head coach Bert Flores. “Laban kasi, taas din confidence namin dahil sa summer league [the FilOil Preseason Tournament], natalo naman namin sila [Adamson]. Alam naman nila, dahil matagal na rin silang kalaban.”

FEU seemed poised to breeze into the big showdown after a Russel Escoto hangtime move put the Tamaraws up nine, 74-65 with 2:11 left. But Eric Camson saved his own miss, tipped it to Lester Alvarez, who then found fellow point guard Jerick Cañada for a huge triple that cut the deficit to six. A poorly aimed inbounds by the Tams then went straight into Jan Colina’s hands, and the Falcons once again spotted Cañada, who responded by hitting a second triple that further ate into the gap, 74-71 with 1:44 on the clock.

Off a timeout, RR Garcia found Aldrech Ramos for an easy jumper that upped their lead to five. That was Garcia’s last contribution, however, after Camson drew the 2010 MVP’s fifth foul and made both of the ensuing charities to pull the Falcons to within three, 76-73. Back-to-back turnovers by Terrence Romeo opened the door for Adamson. But, on the first error, an out of bounds whistle on the former Rookie of the Year, Alex Nuyles launched an airball. Then, on the second, a bad forward pass, Nuyles was able to get to the rim, drawing Romeo’s fourth, but could only split the freebies that cut the FEU edge to 76-74 with 51.2 seconds left in the game. Off FEU’s last timeout, Romeo launched a triple that was off the mark. Luckily for the Tamaraws, Cris Tolomia collected the miss. He then tried to score but missed as well, only to have Ramos scoop up the leather. His putback attempt also went wide. One last hustle play by Tolomia allowed him to haul down the ball in mid-air and send it back to Romeo. And by then, the clock read just four seconds, forcing Adamson to foul. At the line, Romeo redeemed himself for his earlier mistakes, canning both charities. Off their timeout, the Falcons could not get anything going, as a joyous FEU squad and crowd began to celebrate.

After leaning on Garcia and Romeo in Game 1, the Tamaraws pulled off the element of surprise, as rookie and former RP Youth Under-18 National Team member Cris Tolomia handled the bulk of the scoring chores with a game-high 19 markers, plus seven boards and four assists. “Wala akong ginawa nung first game, tapos china-challenge ako ng lahat ng mga coaches na dapat may laro ako sa second [game],” Tolomia said.

Garcia and Romeo did combine for 26 points and nine dimes, while another ex-youth team member, Russel Escoto, dominated the interior with Ramos. Each scored 10 points, and teamed up for 21 caroms, 11 on the offensive end. “Halos hindi kayo rookie kasi two years kayo nag-residency,” Flores told Escoto and Tolomia as a form of motivation. The ploy apparently worked as the two endeavored to keep the Tams ahead.

After being behind, 18-14 after the first quarter, the Falcons broke out a 13-2 run at the start of the second and goaded FEU into six misses, its only score during that time coming off a goal tend. Triples by Garcia and Tolomia helped FEU get back into the game, getting as close as a point, 32-31 with 1:17 left in the first half. The two sides then battled each other even for much of the third period, with FEU creeping ahead again, 46-43, with the Romeo-Garcia one-two punch proving tough for the Falcons to handle. But the Tamaraws were able to surge ahead by forcing turnovers and scoring off those Adamson miscues. The sloppy Falcons committed five turnovers and paved the way for seven turnover points, allowing FEU to lead by as much as 10, 57-47, before Nuyles and Camson brought the deficit back down to single digits.

For the first time in four encounters this season, Nuyles did not lead the Falcons in scoring, as Jerick Cañada’s heroic last stand earned him a team-high 14 points. Camson added 13 points and nine rebounds, while Nuyles managed just 12 points, five rebounds and four assists and looked out of synch with the rest of his team at times, finishing just 3-of-13 from the field.

After losing the rebounding battle to Adamson in the regular season, the Tamaraws renewed their focus on the boards in the Final Four, and it’s been a huge factor behind their success. In this game, FEU finished with 19 more boards, 54-35, including 21-12 on the offensive boards. They also finished with more assists, 18-12.

It was a disappointing end to what seemed like a dream season for Adamson, the only squad to defeat Ateneo in the eliminations to force the Final Four format on the penultimate regular-season playdate. But the team began to rely too heavily on Nuyles and could not get the other players going until it was too late. They’ll face a rough off-season as four veterans will have used up their eligibility after this season: point guards Cañada and Lester Alvarez, wingman Janus Lozada and power forward Colina.

FEU, meanwhile, knows it has a tall task going up against Ateneo as Flores himself said half-jokingly, “Maninipis big man ko, siguro papakainin ko na lang ng spinach.” That said, he added that Game 1 would be extremely telling and promised to comb through tape of last season’s first game of the Finals, when the Blue Eagles ran the Tams to the ground, to try to predict Ateneo’s moves. The Tamaraws also have another advantage: the possibility of Pipo Noundou, JR Cawaling and even Christian Sentcheu getting playing time. All three were dressed and went through warm-ups, although Flores described Noundou, in particular, as being only “80 percent.”

The Finals of this season’s UAAP tournament kicks off next Saturday, September 24. Game 2 will be played on Tuesday, September 27, and if needed, the rubber match is slated for next Saturday, October 1.

The scores:

FEU 78 – Tolomia 19, Romeo 15, Garcia 11, Escoto 10, Ramos 10, Cruz 8, Exciminiano 5, Pogoy 0, Bringas 0, Knuttel 0

Adamson 74 – Cañada 14, Camson 13, Nuyles 12, Lozada 9, Alvarez 9, Colina 8, Manyara 4, Petilos 3, Brondial 2, Cabrera 0

Quarter scoring: 18-14, 33-35, 57-50, 78-74

LaKazTaMa
09-19-2011, 10:30 AM
FEU repeats as men's beach volleyball champs
Don Gil Carreon, Sunday, September 18, 2011.
The Far Eastern University Tamaraws again denied the University of Sto. Tomas Tigers the beach volleyball title as it won its second straight crown in the 74th UAAP season on Sunday at the UE Caloocan sandcourt.

Coming off a week-long rest as reward for winning all seven games in the elimination round, the Tamaraws’ tandem of Arvin Avila and Karl dela Calzada seemed rusty as they ceded ealy control to UST, which led by as much as three points and was up 13-11 in the first set.

However, UST’s Jason Ramos and Mark Alfafara committed five errors the rest of the way, while Avila and de la Calzada pressed on with spikes and soft shots repulsed attacks to take the first game 21-14.

In the second set, it was the Tamaraws turn to take an early lead, but proved steadier as they managed to hold on despite a spirited attack by Ramos scored on several impressive spikes that had the crowd ohhing. FEU’s defense proved itself as it came up with several blocks against UST’s barrage to win the contest 21-17

FEU Coach Joseph Santos said he was unconcerned about UST’s aggressive spikes and told his team to buckle up on defense and pay attention to their own attacks.

“Gumana lahat ng ginawa namin pati blocks at konti lang yung service errors (Everything we did worked including our blocks plus we minimized our errors,” Santos said explaining the victory.

The FEU coach added that he had his team practicing everyday before the Sunday game to keep them ready.

“Mahirap din kasi yung isang linggong gpahinga so we practiced everyday para iwas kalawang (It’s also hard to get a week off so we practiced everyday to avoid rust),” he said.

Avila, who was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, admitted that the rest helped since playing on the sand was harder than indoor matches.

“Masaya ako at nakuha namin ‘to. Malaking tulong din yung pahinga given the playing conditions (I’m happy we won. The week off was a big help given the playing conditions,” he said.

UST moved up against the Tamaraws after it defeated the University of the Philippines, 14-21, 21-16, 15-8, in the first stepladder match then bested Adamson University, which finished third, 21-16, 13-21, 15-12 on Saturday.

LaKazTaMa
09-19-2011, 10:43 AM
Hey congrats! Men's Beach Volleyball Champion ! ;) galing naman

Dark Knight
09-19-2011, 12:37 PM
Great job by our school Lakaztama. Hope we sustain this against Ateneo. And with that,

Congratulation to Ateneo for winning the Season 74 UAAP Mens Championship. 4peat and going strong!

LaKazTaMa
09-19-2011, 03:10 PM
HAHAHAHa ano b yan! ;D

LaKazTaMa
09-20-2011, 06:16 PM
The Final Score: In a stunning loss, Adamson clearly won
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"I suppose we should try to find something better or worse to shed tears for than a game, no matter how hard it has been played, but perhaps it is not such a bad thing to see that men can cry at all." - Roger Angell

Always almost but not quite. The pain of trying can reduce even the jockiest of jocks to tears. After losing to FEU last Sunday, after squandering the twice-to-beat advantage, after losing the chance to reach the UAAP Finals, Adamson players sobbed like little kids. It was proof that they lost. It was also proof that they tried. Mightily so.

The paradox of the twice-to-beat advantage is that every team which enjoys it simultaneously fears the twice-to-beat-twice-beaten curse. Once a higher seed drops the first game - the game it can afford to lose, pressure mounts, anxieties take over, and the very advantage a team once enjoyed, the twice-to-beat edge they worked so hard to gain, turns into a cross that often becomes too heavy to bear.

When second seed Adamson lost to third seed FEU last Thursday in the UAAP Final Four, the Falcons became underdogs anew. We all knew this. The advantage gained from a superior record was gone. The high from beating Ateneo faded too quickly. The specter of ending yet another season with yet another disappointing loss became terrifyingly real. Suddenly, FEU had momentum and Adamson had none. Suddenly, FEU looked more poised and Adamson looked exactly like the old Adamson team; destined to go far but just not far enough.

After FEU built a 74-65 lead with just 2:11 left in last Sunday's rubber match, the Falcons were no longer underdogs trying to survive, they were Falcons praying for a miracle. They almost got it.

In what will probably be the sequence of the season, Jerick Cañada, one of four graduating Adamson stars, turned into Reggie Miller in the dying minutes. He scored 10 points in a flurry capped by back-to-back three pointers to bring Adamson back from oblivion.

In a flash, Adamson became our team. Because we didn't want them to fall short again. Because we felt Cañada's heart pound like a bull stampede. Because we saw Alex Nuyles, even at the risk of being foolishly dubbed "nagkakalat", try to squeeze every last microscopic bit of athleticism from his drained body. Because we doubted if anyone aside from Leo Austria could have squeezed every microscopic bit of talent from this team. Because we knew almost but not quite would hurt like hell.

In the end, Adamson lost. If they won, the world would have surely rooted for the Falcons against the Ateneo empire. If they won, Adamson would've made for a most compelling story in the Finals. If only. But somehow I feel like they won anyway. Adamson's loss broke hearts but they're not broken. Austria's gritty crew reminded us that winning isn't everything. It just isn't. -GMA News

LaKazTaMa
09-20-2011, 06:28 PM
It's FEU vs Adamson in UAAP women's basketball finals
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Posted at 09/20/2011 5:27 PM | Updated as of 09/20/2011 5:27 PM

The FEU Lady Tamaraws successfully hurdle the DLSU Lady Archers to reach the UAAP women's basketball finals. Photo from uaapsports.studio23.tv

MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University (FEU) dominated De La Salle University (DLSU), 66-44, to advance to the UAAP women’s basketball finals opposite the reigning 2-time champion Adamson University (AdU).

It will be the 3rd straight Finals meeting between the 2 teams. The Lady Falcons swept the Lady Tams in Season 72 and 73 to win the women's titles.

The Lady Tamaraws, the Final 4 top seed, attacked the Lady Archers from the get-go to frustrate the 4th-seeded DLSU.

Raiza Palmera scored 12 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished out 8 assists in the match which the Lady Tamaraws dominated all throughout with quarter-leads of 23-12, 39-21 and 46-31.

Allana Lim added 14 points and 8 rebounds while Camile Sambile had 11 points and 5 rebounds for the Lady Tamaraws.

FEU also outrebounded DLSU, 45 to 34, and dished out 5 more assists with 18.

Inna Corcuera top-scored for De La Salle with 14 points and also hauled down 10 rebounds. Hannah Viterbo had 10 markers and Kady Wilson pulled down 11 rebounds.

The race-to-2 finals start Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The Lady Falcons, seeded No. 2 in the semis, reached the finals first by earning a 53-45 verdict over the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Tigresses last Saturday

tamarawz_14
09-20-2011, 07:51 PM
lahat ng basketball event ng FEU pasok sa finals..hahahaha..go tamaraws

j34dollarz
09-21-2011, 12:52 AM
Hoping for a FEU "Grandslam"

LaKazTaMa
09-21-2011, 01:43 PM
Guard-heavy FEU major concern for Ateneo coach Black09/20/2011 | 06:13 PM


Ateneo coach Norman Black is concerned about Far Eastern University's guard-heavy roster when the Blue Eagles open their best-of-three title series opposite the Tamaraws this weekend.

Black and his Ateneo crew will try to win a fourth straight title against FEU, the same school that the Blue Eagles swept in last year's finals. Game One is on Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Ateneo is in a strong position to complete its four-peat title bid, if the elimination round is to be the gauge. The Blue Eagles came close to a 14-0 sweep but was denied by the Adamson Falcons, who lost to the Tamaraws in the battle for the second finals berth.

But Black believes they will be facing a different FEU team this time. "The FEU team this year is more guard-oriented. They’re more of a perimeter team popping up those shots. So we need to challenge their shooters."

Black added that momentum is also on FEU's side and the Tamaraws are on a high after overcoming Adamson’s twice-to-beat edge in their Final Four match-up.

"They've (also) been getting a lot of support from players who weren't producing earlier. People are stepping up. That's what we need to match or surpass if we want to beat them," said Black, who steered San Miguel to a Grand Slam in the PBA.

Black, however, said that size would be to their advantage with seven-footer Greg Slaughter manning the paint. "And we also have a very good defensive backcourt," he said.

He added that losing to Adamson was a wake up call for his players. "You never want to lose but at the same time it doesn't hurt to have a little adversity."

"The good thing about my players is they neither live in the past nor look to the future. They live in the present," said Black.

"Being the underdogs doesn't mean you're going to lose, and being the favorites doesn't mean you're going to win. I think this is going to be a good series," said Black. — JVP, GMA News

LaKazTaMa
09-21-2011, 02:09 PM
Buti pa yun juniors Tams natin Na foil yun tangkang 4-peat ng ateneo juniors..Ganun din kaya yun Seniors natin ..SIR DK ? abangan ..LOL ;D

LaKazTaMa
09-22-2011, 09:00 PM
Analysts weigh in on Ateneo-FEU finals
by Camille Naredo, abs-cbnNEWS.com
Posted at 09/22/2011 7:02 PM | Updated as of 09/22/2011 7:23 PM
MANILA, Philippines – For the 2nd straight season, the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) Blue Eagles and the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws will meet each other for the UAAP title.

In Season 73, the Tamaraws were the more favored team going into the Finals; they were the number one seed and had beaten Ateneo twice in the elimination round.

But Ateneo’s superior defense and championship experience – along with a miracle 3-pointer from Ryan Buenafe – overwhelmed the Tamaraws, and the Blue Eagles took their 3rd straight championship.

The tables are now turned, as the Eagles are now the number 1 seed, while the Tamaraws upended the 3rd seeded Adamson Soaring Falcons to book a return trip.

UAAP Season 74 History

In the first round, the Blue Eagles routed the Tamaraws, 69-49, to sweep the first round of the eliminations.

Ateneo’s Kiefer Ravena topscored with 19 points, along with 9 rebounds, while Greg Slaughter had 15 points and 11 boards.

Barely a week later, the 2 teams met again, and this time, the Tamaraws jumped out to a big lead in the 1st half.

But the Blue Eagles slowly chipped away at the lead, and Ravena sent the game into overtime with back-to-back baskets in the 4th quarter.

Ateneo was able to take control of the game in the extra period and win the game, 74-67.

Variables

Boyet Sison and Boom Gonzales said on ANC's Hardball that the series will be interesting as numerous variables will come into play.

"Hats off to FEU, they're coming together at the perfect time, the way they're playing their game and the way the guys are starting to blend with each other," said Gonzales.

"I think the lessons learned by FEU throughout the last season, and this season, will serve them good," Sison said.

Sison added that the Finals will answer the question about Ateneo's invincibility.

"The thing about Ateneo, they struggled a little bit going into the Finals. They have show a little bit of up-and-down in their offense, but it's their defense that got them in the Finals," Gonzales added.

ABS-CBN Sports analyst and InboundPass.com columnist Chris Soler said a vital part of the series will be the rebounding battle and the fast-break points.

"They (Tamaraws) will have to be in the thick of the rebounding battle," he said, adding that FEU knocked off Adamson because they controlled the boards.

"For Ateneo, the ultimate key is transition points. The Blue Eagles are tops in the league in fastbreak points, and can easily create separation in the open floor. FEU has to put the clamps on Ateneo's transition attack," Soler added.

Match-ups

The Finals will see a battle of backcourts, as the Tamaraws' high-scoring guard corps go against Ateneo's vaunted perimeter stoppers.

Last season's MVP RR Garcia, along with Terrence Romeo and Mike Tolomia, will test the defensive mettle of Emman Monfort, Kirk Long and Tonino Gonzaga.

"We have a very good defensive backcourt in Monfort and Long, so those match-ups will be the key," said Ateneo mentor Norman Black. "It's something we can build on because that has been our strength the entire year - the defense of our back court."

"The backcourt wars will determine the complexion of the series," Soler said.

Meanwhile, FEU will try to stop the tall and athletic front-court players of Ateneo.

"We have the size advantage, definitely," Black said. "We have Greg, so we have the ability to pound the ball inside."

The Adamson Falcons were able to contain Slaughter by sending quick double-teams, something that the Tamaraws can also do with Aldrech Ramos and Mark Bringas.

Walking wounded

FEU coach Bert Flores called his team 'walking wounded,' as 5 Tamaraws are nursing various injuries.

"All throughout the season, FEU has been hobbled," said Gonzales.

"We're just blessed to have reach the Finals," Flores said.

But in their last game against Adamson, the Tamaraws put injured players JR Cawaling, Pipo Noundou and Christian Sentcheu on the active list.

If those 3 players can play even a few short minutes against the Blue Eagles, it will be a big boost for the Tamaraws.

"Noundou and Sentcheu are gonna be big, especially against a Greg Slaughter-led Blue Eagles," said Gonzales.

Big game team

Multi-titled PBA coach Tim Cone has observed both the Blue Eagles and the Tamaraws, and he sees a tough series for both teams.

"It's gonna be a tough road for FEU. No doubt, Ateneo has shown some cracks recently, but they're a big game team, and Norman Black is a big game coach," he said in an interview with Hardball on Wednesday.

"So I think FEU has their work cut out for them," Cone added.

One factor that may come into play, according to Cone, is Ateneo's expectation that they will play Adamson in the Finals.

"I'm sure, 100%, that Ateneo thought they were gonna play Adamson," he said. "FEU is FEU, and they have been a big rival of Ateneo for years. Still, there's a little bit of letdown coming into that."

Soler believes that the Blue Eagles still haven't reached their peak form.

"If history's a good indicator, we'll mostly likely see it in the Finals, a stage they've flourished at in the past 3 years," he said. -- With a report from The Philippine Star

The first game of the UAAP Finals will be on September 24. It will be broadcast live on ABS-CBN Channel 2 at 3pm

maroonmartian
09-23-2011, 10:52 AM
http://bleachersbrew.blogspot.com/2011/09/ateneo-feu-uaap-finals-preview-trilogy.html


Trilogy
A preview of the Ateneo-FEU Men’s Basketball Finals.

This will be the third time in the past 10 years that the two schools will be matching up. This one’s for the decider. It’s a 50-50 game where no quarter will be given.
by rick olivares

The Ateneo Blue Eagles and FEU Tamaraws have met 10 times in the last four years. The three-time defending champs have had the edge so far with a 7-3 record entering the UAAP Finals of Season 74. But with the best-of-three championship series format, both teams are back to scratch and have a 50-50 chance of winning it all.

In UAAP cage history, the two have meet twice – 2003 and 2010 – with each side splitting the series with a pair of sweeps. And this one is for the rubber match.

While the Blue Eagles have had a dominating season, by no means will the finals be a cakewalk. The Tamaraws have played well despite the loss of some vital cogs to graduation (Reil Cervantes and Paul Sanga) and injuries (Pippo Noundou, JR Cawaling, Christian Sentcheu). In the elimination round, they played eight close matches (and six lopsided matches) that have served them in good stead. They know fully well that are every bit capable of coming back in the game from huge deficits. On the other hand, they know that they are also capable of coughing up huge leads and losing won games.

But the Tams are entering the final flush with confidence after their ouster of heavy favorite Adamson in two convincing matches where they dominated the Falcons. They’re also motivated by revenge against Ateneo to whom they have lost an assortment of tournaments – UAAP, the University Games, and the Philippine Collegiate Champions League.

The two dust ups with Ateneo in the elimination round saw contrasting finishes. In the first round match, FEU was staring at a double-digit deficit when they were hit by consecutive technical fouls that saw the lead balloon to 20 points. With Ateneo stepping on the accelerator, FEU fell apart both on and off the court.

Immediately the following game (played six game after), the Tamaraws showed Ateneo that the memory of that loss had faded as they posted a double-digit lead before the first half ended. The Blue Eagles slowly chipped away at the deficit until it was overhauled and the game sent into overtime. Once there, Ateneo put the game out of reach.

Ateneo enters the finals for the fourth straight year (and fifth in the last six years) feeling confident but wary. The way the series against FEU has gone, they know that this will not be easy and it could possibly go down the wire.

Some would like to think that another blowout (such as last year’s 72-49 massacre in Game One that FEU’s UAAP Board Representative Anton Montinola said “the series was over after the game’s first five minutes”) is in the cards.

There will be no such thing this year barring a meltdown of epic proportions.

Keys to a FEU victory:
Following their epic collapse to Ateneo to kick off the second round, FEU went 5-1 (their other loss was to UST) to compile a 9-5 record.

1) During that 5-1 run where they outlasted Adamson, UST, and La Salle, the Tamaraws were led by their wondrous phalanx of stud guards in Ryan Roose Garcia, Terrence Romeo, and Mike Tolomia.

The three account for 48% of FEU’s scoring output (32.2 points per game), 28% of the rebounds (12.0 per game), and 7.1 assists. The presence of the three gives FEU a chance to win every match. And to think that the UAAP will see this trio for at least two more years (when Garcia finishes up with school).

All three are lethal on the drive, perimeter, and the drop pass. Aldrech Ramos and Russell Escoto have been the beneficiaries of countless pick and rolls and drop passes from the trio. Now they have added the alley-oop as a quick strike option (one play that Ateneo has not defended that very well).

2) And then there’s the do-it-all man Ateneo calls “X” – Chris Exciminiano. He didn’t really play well in the Final Four against Adamson but you know he gets up for Ateneo (then again who doesn’t). Like Slaughter, if X is doing a little bit of everything while putting points on the board then this will ease the pressure on the rest of his teammates.

3) Without Cawaling and Sentcheu, Tams coach Bert Flores has gotten huge contributions from forwards Roger Pogoy and Carl Cruz. If the two get going, they will spread the floor for FEU.

4) The Tamaraws will be entering the Finals with a full crew. That means Pippo Noundou, Christian Sentcheu, and JR Cawaling will be in uniform and ready to go. How good they’ll be is anyone’s guess. But if they can contribute that adds to their depth and their chances. But they will be in a reserve role as players like Pogoy and Escoto will be the first off the bench.

5) If they can take Greg Slaughter, Kiefer Ravena, and Emman Monfort out of the game, this one is theirs.

maroonmartian
09-24-2011, 07:53 PM
http://www.inboundpass.com/2011/09/24/ateneo-ambushes-feu-for-game-1-victory/

Ateneo ambushes FEU for Game 1 victory
by Adrian Dy

ATENEO de Manila University is one game away from a piece of history.
Fueled by a 27-16 third quarter, the defending champions atoned for a flat first half to dominate Far Eastern University in the last 20 minutes, winning 82-64 in Game 1 of the Finals of the 74th season of the UAAP last September 24 at the Araneta Coliseum.
“We just tried to make a few adjustments in the second half because in the first half, they did a good job of running pick and rolls and pick and pops against us. And our big men were sitting too far back outside the lane,” said head coach Norman Black, who, among other counters, fielded in JP Erram to help delay the screen-based attack of the FEU guards.
The two teams battled to another knotting, 45-all, halfway through the third period after RR Garcia hit Terrence Romeo with a nifty pass for the easy layup. But the Tamaraws scored just four more points for the remainder of the period as the Blue Eagles began to find their mark, scoring 15 more in the same span. Aggressive play got Ateneo to the line repeatedly, as Nico Salva’s back-to-back trips to the line put FEU in the penalty with 3:21 left to play. More Blue Eagles then got into the scoring act, as Emman Monfort and Erram got to the line as well to complement Salva’s stellar play, which included a dunk in transition that made it 53-45. But it was Kiefer Ravena who finally gave Ateneo a double-digit lead, 60-49 after nailing a jumper with five seconds left on the clock.
In the fourth, Russel Escoto tried to get his side going, dunking in a miss by Romeo on the first scoring play of the quarter. Two minutes later, Monfort hit a huge triple that put Ateneo up, 65-53 with six minutes left, a make that catalyzed a 13-2 run that included two Greg Slaughter dunks and ended with the biggest lead of the game, 75-55 with just three minutes remaining. Romeo knocked in a triple to try to make the deficit more palatable, but Ravena answered him right back with a triple of his own before exiting the game with cramps. With the blue side of the gallery rocking and the result a foregone conclusion, both coaches began pulling out their starters.
Salva turned in the performance of his life, scoring 24 points on a perfect 8-of-8 shooting clip and immaculate 8-of-8 free throw tally. “I already had in mind to go to Nico [Salva]…because I knew that they were going to double-team him [Greg Slaughter] and give him a lot of attention,” said Black, whose canny strategy clearly paid off. Ravena added 17 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals, while Slaughter made his mark with 12 points, six coming from dunks, eight boards, two dimes and a swat.
Ateneo thought they had this one early, scoring six straight to begin the game and forcing FEU head coach Bert Flores to sue for time at the 7:51 mark. But the ceasefire did the Tamaraws good as they responded with an 11-2 run, led by four each from Romeo and Garcia. A triple by Escoto and a Chris Exciminiano fastbreak gave FEU a double-digit lead, 26-16 at the start of the second period. Undeterred, the Blue Eagles answered with a 14-2 run capped by back-to-back transition baskets by the 2011 Rookie of the Year, Ravena, off consecutive FEU turnovers, trimmed the gap to 30-28 with 2:17 left. A timely triple by Tolomia prevented Ateneo from taking the lead, forcing the two sides to settle for a tie at the end of 20 minutes.
Romeo led his side with 23 points on 11-of-19 shooting as the Tamaraws decided to ride his hot hand early and often. They did so it seemed, at the expense of his teammates. Escoto was the only other FEU player in double-figures, with seven of his 12 points coming in the fourth period when the game was out of reach. Veterans Aldrech Ramos and Garcia had sub-par outings, scoring nine and six respectively.
Despite the big win, Ateneo isn’t expected to sit on its laurels, with Black declaring there are still a few things to work on. “I think we have to adjust in our pick-and-roll defense…We made some adjustments at halftime that worked, but those were only stop-gap measures for this particular game. We have to sit down and figure out what they did correctly against us….Offensively I’m also going to figure out how they’re defending our pick-and-roll.”
The two sides get a short break before resuming hostilities on Tuesday, September 27, as the Tamaraws look to force a third game. Ateneo, meanwhile, will try to wrap up its first four-peat in program history and become the first host school to win a championship since the introduction of the Final Four postseason format in 1994.

The scores:
Ateneo 82 – Salva 24, Ravena 17, Slaughter 12, Monfort 11, Long 8, Erram 4, Tiongson 4, Chua 2, Gonzaga 0, Golla 0, Austria 0
FEU 64 – Romeo 23, Escoto 12, Ramos 9, Garcia 6, Exciminiano 6, Tolomia 5, Pogoy 2, Cruz 1
Quarter scoring: 14-19, 33-33, 60-49, 82-64

LaKazTaMa
09-24-2011, 09:02 PM
eh may game 2 pa naman ;D

bob168
09-24-2011, 10:14 PM
Yes , there is still game 2 . Game 2 for Ateneo to finish off FEU!!! ;D

LaKazTaMa
09-25-2011, 10:45 AM
Really ? ;)

Joescoundrel
09-26-2011, 10:10 AM
There is a reason they call this a team sport. Bert Flores better rein in Terrence Romeo or their chances of forcing a Game 3 will be all but nil. I hope they look at the Game 1 video over and over. When Romeo made 10 points in the first period he suddenly decided he didn't want to pass anymore. He had at least three long shots that came on only the second pass in the FEU halfcourt offense that fetures at least four passes. He made two of three on those, but he totally took them outside of the set play. That killed their ball movement and started a bunch of one-on-one forays by the other Tamaraws, especially RR Garcia and Aldrech Ramos.

Dark Knight
09-26-2011, 11:59 AM
We have to win Game 2.

Its that simple.

Period.

We lose? Then lets accept it. Ganon talaga.

LaKazTaMa
09-26-2011, 04:42 PM
Nakalimutan yata ni Coach Flo yun Spinach para sa mga Players nya ;D

Joescoundrel
09-27-2011, 10:21 AM
From the UAAP Media Center c/o Celest Flores of the Inquirer - - -

UAAP Basketball Finals pushing through despite Heavy Rains

Game two of the 74th UAAP men’s basketball tournament finals will push through Tuesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City despite the strong wind and heavy rains brought by Typhoon “Pedring”.

The UAAP board decided not to suspend the games in all divisions, said its president Ricky Palou.

The Ateneo Blue Eagles will bank on momentum off its huge game one victory as it tries to snare a fourth straight title at the expense of the FEU Tamaraws anew at 3 p.m.

The FEU Baby Tams are hoping for a steadier finish en route to the crown against the NU Bullpups at 11a.m. while the Adamson Lady Falcons also hopes for a “three-peat” against FEU Lady Tamaraws at 9 a.m.

Tickets for the men’s finals are sold separately.

Joescoundrel
09-27-2011, 11:12 AM
Yes, confirmed, Game 2 for the Men's postponed for this Saturday 1 October at Big Dome.

No word yet how the Women's game already played this morning turned out.

LaKazTaMa
10-02-2011, 08:32 AM
‘FOUR’ real: Blue Eagle is king again
by Adrian Dy
Saturday, 1 October 2011 101 Comments Share47THE reign of the Blue Eagle stands tall and proud.

Ateneo de Manila University are kings of the UAAP for the fourth straight year, capturing the Season 74 plum with a convincing 82-69 drubbing of the Far Eastern University Tamaraws last October 1 at the Araneta Coliseum.

“It’s just a combination of having good young players and good veterans, guys who have championship experience and who want to win. That’s the most important thing, these guys really want to win basketball games,” said Ateneo head coach Norman Black after the game. “They want to be known as the best, the best college program in the country. We talk about it all the time. We’re at this level, you have to try to strive for something and for us, we want to be known as the best college team in the country.”

Down by a point at the break, the Blue Eagles and their coaching staff once again made all the right adjustments at halftime, resulting in a 22-9 third period that sealed things in their favor. Ateneo drew first blood courtesy of two charities from Nico Salva off a Terrence Romeo foul a minute and a half into the third. RR Garcia responded with a layup at the 8:02 mark, putting the Tamaraws up, 38-37. That turned out to be the last time they led as Ateneo went on a dominant 12-0 run that put the score at 49-38 after an and-one play in transition by Tonino Gonzaga. Cris Tolomia tried to get the Tamaraws back into the game, earning a goaltend off a block attempt by Salva. Then, after a Kiefer Ravena turnover, Tolomia split his charities after the Rookie of the Year gave up a duty foul to pull FEU to within eight, 49-41. However, the Blue Eagles were still in full control. A floater by Juami Tiongson gave his team a double-digit lead, 54-43 before dishing to Gonzaga for a booming triple that forced FEU to use its second timeout of the half.

In the fourth, a jumper by Garcia cut into the deficit, 57-47, on the first play of the game, but Ravena hit back-to-back tough jumpers, both times while fading away, to cushion the advantage to 61-47, 8:40 left in the game. Ateneo extended the lead to as much as 19, 76-57 after two splits at the line by Mythical Five selection Greg Slaughter and graduating tri-captain Kirk Long with two minutes to go. With the game well in hand, head coach Norman Black began subbing out his starters. To the cheers of their crowd, the Ateneans began flashing four fingers as the four-peat was well in hand. FEU then allowed graduating big man Pipo Noundou to enter for the first time all season after an Achilles injury, and the Cameroonian was able to score on a drive with eight seconds left to close out his UAAP career on a relatively positive note.

“The Phenom,” Ravena, lived up to all the hype in his rookie season, capping off his first year in the seniors division with an 18-point performance on 6-of-11 shooting, plus six rebounds and two assists. Nico Salva was judged to be the Finals MVP for his hot shooting throughout the two-game series, and scored 15 in this game. Overall, the fourth-year forward shot 78 percent from the field, including an 8-for-8 clip in Game 1 of the finals. Slaughter and Tiongson both chimed in with 11 points, while the graduating troika of Long, Emman Monfort and Bacon Austria combined for 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to cap off their collegiate careers in style.

Once again, the Blue Eagles’ defense did all the work, holding FEU to just 31.6 percent field goal shooting for the entire game while making 49.1 percent of their own attempts. “I was really trying to hold back on some things until the second half, particularly our pick and roll plays.” Coach Black explained. “The reason for that is I didn’t want them to be able to read [them] and be able to adjust at halftime. It really helped us out a little bit in the second half.” The tactic worked, allowing Ateneo to get to the rim more often in the decisive second half.

Ateneo jumped out to an early lead in the second quarter, 28-18, behind five markers from Tiongson. However, the tide turned when Slaughter was whistled for his second foul at the 5:54 mark, allowing Garcia to nail two charities for FEU’s first points of the period. Salva responded with a jumper to hike the advantage to 10, 30-20 with 5:31 left in the first half, but FEU showed it wasn’t going away without a fight, breaking out a 16-3 run fueled by Garcia and Aldrech Ramos. The Blue and White managed to cut the deficit to a single point however, on a catch and shoot play for Tiongson, to put a halt to the mini-run heading into the break.

Playing in his final season, Ramos closed out his amateur career with a powerful 20-point, 13-rebound effort as the Tamaraws went to their big man early and often. Garcia tallied 16 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals, but Game 1 leading scorer Terrence Romeo was silent with just seven markers on 2-of-17 shooting.

“I was asked the question I think after game one, why we were able to control the guards of FEU…I don’t think it’s anything new, our guards have been pretty good players the last four, five players. They come out to play defense every game,” said Black, referring to the match-up between Monfort and Garcia, and Long and Romeo.

The win puts Black in an exclusive league of four-peat coaches that includes Aric Del Rosario of UST, Franz Pumaren of DLSU and Baby Dalupan of UE. It also marked the first time a host school has hoisted the championship trophy since the Final Four setup was introduced.

Ateneo will enter Season 75 without their starting backcourt of Monfort and Long, plus utility man Austria. Slaughter remained coy as to whether or not he would return for his final year of eligibility, but most expect the big man to suit up again next season, while possibly adding Kris Porter from their juniors ranks, and former DLSU Green Archer Nico Elorde, who is currently serving residency on Ateneo’s Team B. FEU on the other hand, loses a large number of veterans, including Ramos, Noundou, Chris Exciminiano, Jens Knuttel and JR Cawaling, and will need to build its squad around Garcia and Romeo with the likes of Arvie Bringas, Anthony Hargrove and Gino Jumao-as, among others, next season.

Meanwhile, NU’s prodigious scorer, Bobby Ray Parks, was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. Joining him and Slaughter in the Mythical Five are Ravena, Ramos and Adamson swingman Alex Nuyles. UP’s second-year guard, Jett Manuel, was adjudged Most Improved Player of 2011.

The scores:

Ateneo 82 – Ravena 18, Salva 15, Slaughter 11, Tiongson 11, Monfort 9, Gonzaga 6, Long 5, Chua 5, Erram 2, Pessumal 0, Sumalinog 0, Golla 0, Austria 0

FEU 69 – Ramos 20, Garcia 16, Tolomia 7, Romeo 7, Escoto 4, Bringas 4, Exciminiano 4, Foronda 3, Cruz 2, Noundou 2, Pogoy 0, Mendoza 0, Knuttel 0

Quarter scoring: 23-18, 35-36, 57-45, 82-69

LaKazTaMa
10-02-2011, 09:31 AM
Congrats Ateneo Blue Eagels for winning Seasons 74 Championship Men's Varsity 4peat! for Feu Tamaraws good job for being back to back contenders and to all UAAP men's varsity teams see you again Next Seasons 75 ! Ciao !

blu45
10-02-2011, 12:28 PM
FEU was a worthy opponent. Nothing to be ashamed of.

'til next year . . .

Hooplover
10-02-2011, 08:26 PM
FEU was a worthy opponent. Nothing to be ashamed of.

'til next year . . .



Indeed,nothing to be ashamed of.
Reaching the finals inspite of ''everything'' is quite an accomplishment for us.Kudos,to the players,Bert Flores and his staff, i know they did their best,as the song goes,but their best was not good enough..........

Congrats to Ateneo!they were ''simply amazing'' from all aspects,from all angles.Watching them play and how they execute is like Norman Black holding a remote control.....









Next year i hope Bert Flores will get hold of that remote control..... ;)

oca
11-17-2011, 07:51 AM
Nov 24, 4pm.

http://www.collegiatechampionsleague.net/IMAGES/CCL11_SW16R1.jpg

Sam Miguel
11-23-2011, 02:04 PM
For volleyball fans, the tournament starts this Saturday 26 November at the Fil Oil Arena in San Juan.

For the men:

9:00 - FEU v Lasalle
10:30 - Adamson v NU

For the women:

2:00 - NU v UP
3:30 - UST v Ateneo

And this is for November 27, Sunday also at Arena.

For the men:

9:00 - Ateneo v UE
10:30 - UP v UST

For the women:

2:00 - FEU v UE
3:30 - Lasalle v Adamson

Joescoundrel
11-29-2011, 09:17 AM
FEU will have a Fr Martin game tomorrow November 30 and this Saturday December 3, both games at their homecourt along R Papa. This will be a good chance to catch future Tamaraws in action.

LaKazTaMa
11-29-2011, 08:26 PM
how about future Coach? any news? sir . ;D

Hooplover
12-01-2011, 01:08 AM
how about future Coach? any news? sir . ;D


The future is still the present......... ;)

callboyako
12-07-2011, 11:26 PM
who knows the full sched of the FMC? please share naman..thanks ;) ;)