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04-03-2013, 09:24 PM
Opening Games on April 13, 2013 (Saturday)

2pm San Beda vs National U
4pm De La Salle vs UST
6pm Ateneo vs SWU

2pm and 4pm games are televised at Studio 23.

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Sam Miguel
04-05-2013, 08:52 AM
3 explosive Filoil caging games

By Cedelf P. Tupas

Philippine Daily Inquirer

11:45 pm | Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Hoping to gauge their readiness for the bigger, more important battles ahead, NCAA champion San Beda and National University usher in the action in the seventh season of the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup on April 13 at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

The Lions-Bulldogs clash at 2 p.m. serves as the appetizer of the explosive triple-header highlighting the opening day of the pre-season tournament, where all of the finest collegiate teams in the country are seeing action.

UAAP squads La Salle and University of Santo Tomas test each other’s mettle at 4 p.m., while five-time UAAP champion Ateneo faces guest team Southwestern University at 6 p.m.

Coach Boyet Fernandez makes his debut for San Beda, which will also see the return of twins Anthony and David Semerad.

The Bulldogs will unveil what could be an important player to their drive for a UAAP title in Cameroonian center Alfred Arogo.

The rookie to watch for La Salle will be Kib Montalbo, the guard from Bacolod, who is expected to make an impact for the Archers.

Sam Miguel
04-05-2013, 08:53 AM
Filoil Flying V: La Salle, UST clash in Filoil triple-header opener

By Celest R. Flores


6:08 pm | Thursday, April 4th, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—A classic match-up between La Salle and University of Santo Tomas will headline the explosive triple-header to kick off the 7th Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Pre-season Cup on April 13.

Fans raring for college basketball action will get a taste of the battle of the Teng brothers, Jeric and Jeron, in the first day of pre-season action as the Green Archers and Growling Tigers clash at 4 p.m.

The title-hungry La Salle is set to showcase the heralded Kib Montalbo while UST returns a year older and year hungrier after being denied by Ateneo in the last UAAP season.

But NCAA three-peat champion San Beda opens up the festivities, taking on National University at 2 p.m. at the Arena in San Juan.

The Red Lions have some familiar faces as Anthony and David Semerad returns to San Beda along with a new figure in the sidelines in coach Boyet Fernandez.

Meanwhile, it’s the battle of the champions in the 6 p.m. contest as five-time UAAP champion Ateneo goes up against guest team and CESAFI titlist Southwestern University.

The new-look Blue Eagles, who also have new mentor in Bo Perasol, faces a Cebu-side with an imposing 6’10” center Siewe Armel, who replaced Ben Mbala.

The 18 participating teams, composed of schools from the UAAP and NCAA and the guest team, were divided into two groups and will figure in a single-round robin elimination round.

The top four teams per group to emerge in the elimination round advances to the knockout quarterfinal round. The rest of the games then on will be a knockout, including the championship match.

According to the tournament format released to the media, all ties in each group when it comes to the win-loss record are to be decided by quotient system.

Sam Miguel
04-12-2013, 08:05 AM
All-Star game highlights Filoil Premier Cup

By Cedelf P. Tupas

Philippine Daily Inquirer

12:31 am | Friday, April 12th, 2013

The Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup will have a novel, more exciting twist this year.

For the first time since the tournament started in 2006, the league’s biggest stars will find themselves teaming up in an All-Star game.

Dubbed as the Master Game Face Basketball Challenge, the showdown is slated June 8 at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan with former Ateneo star Chris Tiu and ex-San Beda Red Lion Borgie Hermida coaching the two teams.

“The All-Star game is our most exciting and ambitious sports activity yet and we are glad to have Chris and Borgie as our brand ambassadors,” said Master manager Jonathan Pua.

The composition of the two teams will be determined through online fan voting on the Master page on Facebook, explained Pua.

Tiu’s squad will be culled from players of Ateneo, La Salle, University of Santo Tomas, Adamson, Letran, San Sebastian, Southwestern University and University of the East.

Hermida will handle the team that will be made up of players from San Beda, National U, Perpetual Help, Emilio Aguinaldo College, Far Eastern U, Arellano, University of the Philippines, Jose Rizal U and St. Benilde.

“It’s a brilliant idea and this is something new for the fans,” said Tiu at the launch of the event Wednesday at Bonifacio Global City.

The preseason tournament starts Saturday with the NU Bulldogs kicking off their title defense against three-time NCAA defending champion San Beda in the opener.

La Salle battles UST in the second game at 4 p.m. before five-time UAAP defending champion Ateneo takes on guest team Southwestern U at 6 p.m.

04-17-2013, 09:59 PM
81-62 UE Red Warriors def SWU Cobras

Go Fight Red and White

04-17-2013, 10:44 PM
FilOil 2013: Red Warriors subdue Cobras, grab 1st win
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The UE Red Warriors showed tournament guest, Southwestern University Cobras, a run and gun clinic to post a one-sided 81-62 victory on April 17, Wednesday in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup at The Arena in San Juan City.

UE mentor Boyzie Zamar did not consider this convincing win nor a statement game for the Red Warriors, who finished 3-11 in the last University Athletic Association of the Philippines.

“It’s not really a statement game,” said Zamar, who took over from former teammate Jerry Codinera midway last season. “It’s a challenge for the boys. Honestly the push is there. They really wanted to work hard this season.”

Dynamic point-guard, Roi Sumang scattered 21 points on a 5-of-8 shooting from the field and 5-of-5 shooting from the free throw line along with 6 rebounds and 4 steals, while forward Adrian Santos added 16 points and 6 rebounds for the Red Warriors, who claimed their first win in the opening game in Group B.

Guard Lord Casajeros posted 14 points, while JM Noble had 10 and Ralf Olivarez finished with eight.

UE broke the game wide open with a blistering start, establishing a 9-0 lead and then posted its biggest advantage at 79-55.

“It’s a good game to everybody,” said Sumang, who also scored two triples.

The SWU Cobras fell to 0-2 win-loss record after losing to Ateneo in its opening game Saturday, April 13.

Aside from this tournament, the Red Warriors are also competing in the MBL Open basketball championship.

“The push is there. They want to bring back the glory to UE,” said Zamar.

Individual scores

UE (81) – Sumang 21, Santos 16, Casajeros 14, Noble 10, Olivarez 8, Hernandez 4, Sumido 3, Javier 2, Jumao-as 2, Alberto 1, Bonleon 0, Flores 0, De Leon 0, Olayon 0, Galanza 0.

SWU (62) – Arong 12, Siewe 11, Guillena 8, Aboude 7, Ortega 7, Sanjo 6, Bregondo 4, Panerio 3, Bautista 2, Pajantoy 2, Holper 0, Goloran 0, Otida 0.

Quarter Scores: 21-13, 40-25, 60-42, 81-62

04-24-2013, 08:24 PM
ADMU 77 - UE 72

04-24-2013, 08:26 PM
ADMU 77 - UE 72

Sam Miguel
04-25-2013, 10:07 AM
FilOil: Roņo sinks buzzer-beating three as NU escapes CSB

By Mark Giongco


5:37 pm | Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — Robin Roņo knocked down a triple at the buzzer to lift defending champion National University over College of St. Benilde, 70-67, Wednesday in the FilOil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup at the Arena in San Juan.

Bobby Ray Parks Jr. attracted a double team before finding the open man Roņo, who calmly swished the trey from the right wing — not minding the late challenge put up by Luis Sinco.

“Last play kasi dinouble nila si Bobby Ray, so ako ready lang,” said Roņo.

“First of all, to God be the glory. My teammates were looking for me so I looked for them back,” said the two-time UAAP MVP Parks, who flirted with a triple-double with 15 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

The Bulldogs led wire-to-wire but had a scare when the Blazers knotted the game at 67, on a long two by point guard Dexter Garcia, whose right foot just grazed the three-point line, with only 5.3 seconds remaining that capped a 10-0 run in just a span of over a minute.

“This goes to show that in basketball you don’t really know what’s going to happen in the game,” said NU assistant coach Joey Guanio, who called the shots with head coach Eric Altamirano out to attend to his wife in the hospital.

“We thought we’re in control at the start of the fourth quarter and down the stretch, those [mistakes] at the end shows our immaturity yung three-point shot unsportsmanlike foul. Luckily nandoon si Robin and Bobby Ray was able to recognize the double team right away.”

Jeth Rosario added 14 points and six rebounds but was called for an unsportsmanlike foul on a three-point basket by Mark Romero that sparked CSB’s comeback.

Romero topscored with 22 points to go along with six rebounds.

The Bulldogs (2-0) survived their second straight game after escaping reigning NCAA champion San Beda, 73-71, in the opener.

Sam Miguel
04-25-2013, 10:08 AM
‘Gritty’ Ateneo beats UE for fifth FilOil win

By Mark Giongco


7:17 pm | Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

MANILA, Philippines — Ateneo knew it would have its hands full against a much-improved University of the East side.

True enough, the Blue Eagles needed to rally late in the third quarter and hold off the Red Warriors in the payoff period to win, 77-72, Wednesday in the FilOil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup at the Arena in San Juan.

“I think that my team made a new definition of the word gritty because the way they played that’s the way I saw it,” said Ateneo head coach Bo Perasol. “They were so persistent, they were so gritty and they didn’t mind that they were undermanned.”

Kiefer Ravena scattered 23 points, seven rebounds and five assists while Von Pessumal added 19 points on five-of-seven shooting from deep.

“Before the game our leaders like Kiefer said UE will be tough team in the UAAP,” said Pessumal.

The Blue Eagles, who overcame an eight-point deficit, 48-56, with under four minutes left in the third period, regained the lead, 65-63, on a basket by Earl Murphy early in the final frame.

A lead Ateneo, which nailed its fifth win in six games, was able to protect thanks to Ravena and Pessumal’s steady play.

Roy Sumang led the Red Warriors with 18 points despite struggling from the field.

Sumang made two free throws that pulled UE to within three, 70-73, with 3:39 left.

Ravena though, buried a jumper from the right wing that stretched Ateneo’s lead to six, 76-70, with only 1:42 left.

The Red Warriors dropped to 1-1 after blowing out Southwestern University, 81-62, in their first game.

Sam Miguel
04-25-2013, 10:16 AM
Three players face Filoil Cup ban after fisticuffs

By Reuben Terrado

April 24, 2013, 03:40 pm

THREE players face suspensions after exchanging punches in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup juniors match-up between Mapua and De La Salle-Zobel on Wednesday at The Arena in San Juan.

Mapua’s Denniel Aguirre and Noah Lugo and La Salle-Zobel’s Jose Maldinger were thrown out of the game for throwing punches late in the Red Robins’ 79-73 victory over the Junior Archers.

The fracas was sparked by physical play from both teams late in the game.

According to eyewitnesses, Aguirre and Maldinger traded punches during the fracas that led to their ejection. Lugo was also caught throwing a punch at another player.

League officials said that the players will be slapped with a one-game suspension.

Emilio Tuason, Gian Abanilla, and Kyle Quintos were also ejected for leaving the bench but escaped suspension.

Sam Miguel
05-02-2013, 08:26 AM
Bulldogs win 4th straight

By Cedelf P. Tupas

Philippine Daily Inquirer

11:20 pm | Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Cameroonian big man Alfred Aroga sustained his solid play as National U hurdled another tough test by nipping Far Eastern U, 67-64, yesterday for its fourth straight victory in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup.

With compatriot Emmanuel Mbe still far from 100 percent, Aroga stepped up with 20 points for the Bulldogs, who weathered a late run by the Tamaraws before improving to 4-0 at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Earlier, San Sebastian stunned University of the East, 89-87, in overtime, after Southwestern U came from behind to trounce Emilio Aguinaldo College, 80-75.

The Stags fought back from five points down in the final minute of overtime with newcomer Gio Vergara hitting a triple with 19 seconds remaining for the go-ahead basket.

Vergara’s clutch trey came after forward Jaymark Perez completed a three-point play with 48 seconds remaining to pull San Sebastian within 85-87.

“All of the players work on their shots and we just never gave up,” said San Sebastian coach Topex Robinson, whose squad improved to 2-2.

Leo de Vera also starred for the Stags, hitting four triples in the final period, the last coming with 24 seconds remaining that forced overtime at 78-all.

Roi Sumang again led the Warriors with 23 points, six rebounds, nine assists and three steals. Charles Mammie also finished with 23 points, including nine in overtime.

The Cobras won for the second straight game after rallying from 21 points down.

The Cebu-based team drew strength from Landry Sanjo to overhaul an early 17-38 deficit on its way to improving to a 2-5 mark.

The Generals seized control early with Jan Jamon and diminutive guard Francis Munsayac waxing hot from beyond the arc, combining for 13 triples.

But Sanjo proved too difficult to handle in the second half. With a report from Nicolo Pascual

The scores

First Game

SWU 80—Sanjo 23, Mohammad 16, Panerio 9, Escobio 8, Goloran 6, Pajantoy 6, Holper 3, Bautista 3, Otida 2, Siewe 1, Ortega 0, Arong 0.

EAC 75—Munsayac 26, Jamon 24, Onwubere 7, Tayongtong 5, King 4, Arquero 4, Mallari 3, Manga 2, Castro 0, Monteclaro 0, Santos 0.

Quarters: 9-21, 34-44, 54-60, 80-75

Second Game

SAN SEBASTIAN 89—Perez 20, De Vera 20, De La Cruz 19, Guinto 10, Tano 8, Gusi 6, Vergara 3, Rebollos 2, Balucanag 1.

UE 87—Sumang 23, Mammie 23, Sumido 14, Javier 12, Bonleon 12, Santos 2, Casajeros 1, Noble 0, Guion 0, Flores 0, De Leon 0, Galanza 0, Olivarez 0.

Quarters: 12-20, 33-37, 57-58, 78-78 (reg), 89-87

Third Game

NU 67—Aroga 20, Parks 18, Alejandro 10, Rosario 7, Roņo 4, Mbe 3, Javillonar 3, De Guzman 2, Villamor 0, Neypes 0, Javelona 0, Porter 0.

FEU 64—Romeo 25, Garcia 14, Tolomia 6, Hargrove 5, Mendoza 4, Belo 4, Cruz 2, Escoto 2, Jose 2, Pogoy 0, Iņigo 0, Dennison 0.

Quarters: 14-15, 33-28, 50-40, 67-64

Sam Miguel
05-02-2013, 08:27 AM
Vergara’s lone basket wins it for San Sebastian over UE in OT

By Mark Giongco


5:45 pm | Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—Gio Vergara only had one basket in seven tries but it turned out to be the biggest shot of the game.

Vergara buried a go-ahead triple with only 19.4 seconds left as San Sebastian escaped University of the East, 89-87, in overtime Wednesday in the FilOil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup at the Arena in San Juan.

“It all boiled down to who wanted it more. We never gave up,” said SSC head coach Topex Robinson. “I wasn’t even calling the shots, they (my players) just don’t want to quit.”

“What we do in practice like we shot in the gym pa around 8 p.m. and it paid [off],” said the five-foot-six Vergara, who added six assists against one turnover in 28 minutes.

The Golden Stags, who are basically an entirely different team this year with the departure of their ‘Big Three’ of Calvin Abueva, Ian Sangalang and Ronald Pascual along with other key pieces, went toe-to-toe with the Red Warriors, a team expected to have a breakthrough year in the coming UAAP Season 76.

The game was slowly slipping away from San Sebastian when UE’s Charles Mammie powered his team to an 85-81 lead with just 1:32 left in the extra period.

CJ Perez, a prized recruit out of Pangasinan, completed a three-point play set up by a pretty shot fake on Jay-ar Sumido before Vergara nailed the game-winning trey.

The 19-year-old Perez, who has drawn comparisons to Abueva with his high motor and ability to play multiple positions, flirted with a triple-double with 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to go along with two steals and two blocks to offset his six turnovers.

“Sabi lang ni coach go hard lang ako palagi, nagawa ko naman pero kulang pa (Coach told me to go hard always, I did but it’s not enough),” said Perez.

Leo de Vera also came up big for the Stags with 20 points on five-of-six shooting from deep, including the game-tying trey that forced extra session with 24.3 seconds left in regulation.

The Fil-American de Vera, a matchup nightmare at the power forward spot with his quickness and ability to step out from deep, also had eight rebounds and six steals.

Flashy guard Roy Sumang topscored with 23 points on top of six rebounds, nine assists and three steals but missed a leaner that would’ve tied it at 87 with only 5.6 ticks left.

Mammie scored all of the Red Warriors’ points in overtime en route to 23 points to go along with 16 rebounds.

San Sebastian improved to 2-2 while UE slid to 1-2.

Sam Miguel
05-02-2013, 08:29 AM
Unbeaten NU ‘still a work in progress’ says Altamirano

By Mark Giongco


7:17 pm | Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—Defending champion National University has yet to be beaten after four games in the FilOil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup.

But despite its solid start, head coach Eric Altamirano believes his team is still far from where it wants to be.

“We’re still a work in progress,” Altamirano said, after the Bulldogs survived a fourth quarter rally by Far Eastern University for a 67-64 win Wednesday night. “Every game we try to learn from it, we try to find out what the things we still need to improve on.”

“Like today we didn’t do a great job on our ball screen defense, our transition defense was not that good. When we go to practice at least we know what we need to work on,” added Altamirano, whose squad claimed the solo lead in Group A.

And those concerns defensively Altamirano pointed out almost cost them the game, where NU once held a 13-point lead, 53-40, with under nine minutes left.

The Bulldogs saw their lead dwindle as the Tamaraws closed to within a point, 64-65, after RR Garcia stole the ball from Ray Parks on a trap that led to a layup by Terrence Romeo despite getting fouled by Emmanuel Mbe with 23.9 ticks left.

Parks atoned for his crucial error with a big defensive rebound on a miss triple by Carl Cruz before getting fouled and making two free throws that set the final tally with 6.5 seconds remaining.

“It was a tough game for us. We knew RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo would assert themselves in the second half.”

Garcia nailed two treys in the final 1:43 en route to a 14-point night while Romeo recorded 25 points. FEU dropped to 1-2.

The Bulldogs will fly to Australia on May 25 as part of their UAAP buildup.

05-04-2013, 07:54 AM
That was a very exciting game yesterday between Letran and SSC. Fast and Furious. Quick ball movement. Crisp execution. SSC has few holdovers and most are new. That De Vera guy should have come to Ateneo hehe. Letran has more veterans and some new ones. But one thing I noticed the game was not dirty haha. Even Dysam has learned to behave...

05-06-2013, 01:14 PM
^ If he had more playing years, that De Vera guy should be serving residency in another "Gold" team by now. Same with another "gold", that Guinto guy... hehehuhu

Sam Miguel
05-07-2013, 08:20 AM
Bulldogs nose out Falcons; Knights up

By Jasmine W. Payo

Philippine Daily Inquirer

12:15 am | Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

RAY Parks knocked in the game-winning jumper with 3.2 seconds left to lift the National U Bulldogs past the gritty Adamson Falcons, 70-68, in overtime in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup yesterday at Filoil Flying V Arena.

Hardly losing his focus over a month after his father’s death, Parks scored six of his team’s eight points in the extra period to finish with a game-high 28 points and lead the unbeaten Bulldogs to a sixth straight victory.

“He took it upon himself to carry us through,” said NU coach Eric Altamirano. “We were struggling offensively, but Ray just found a way to win.”

In the second game, Letran dropped a 17-0 bomb in the second half to down Emilio Aguinaldo College, 78-71, and improve to 3-1.

Raymond Almazan shot 16 points and added 12 boards, while Mark Cruz and Ford Ruaya fired 13 each to power the Knights.

Parks, who wore jersey No. 22 in memory of his father and seven-time PBA Best Import Bobby Parks, also had six rebounds, three assists and a couple of steals, but said he’s still far from his best shape.

“I feel I’m not yet there after all that happened,” said Parks, the two-time UAAP MVP. “But my teammates were encouraging me to take the last-second shot. They trusted me.”

The Falcons battled back from double-digit deficits with Cameroonian Alfred Aroga posting 20 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks.

Lloyd Abrigo’s two free throws with 19.4 seconds left in the fourth period forged overtime, 62-62.

The Falcons fell to 1-2, while the Generals remained winless in three outings.

The scores:

First Game

NU 70—Parks 28, Aroga 20, Villamor 6, Labing-isa 6, Alejandro 4, Rosario 3, De Guzman 2, Roņo 1, Javillonar 0, Neypes 0, Khobuntin 0.

ADAMSON 68—Cruz 16, Abrigo 12, Brondial 9, Sewa 8, Bernabe 8, Rios 6, Iņigo 3, Ochea 3, Cabigas 3, Monteclaro 0, Petilos 0, Trollano 0.
Quarters: 21-14, 33-27, 47-45, 62-62 (reg), 70-68 (OT)

Second Game

LETRAN 78—Almazan 16, Cruz 13, Ruaya 13, Nambatac 9, Pantin 6, Belorio 6, Publico 5, Dysam 5, Luib 2, Gabawan 2, Catipay 1, Castro 0, Buenaflor 0, Requero 0, Tambeling 0, Oluto 0.

EAC 71—Manga 18, Jamon 15, Munsayac 10, Tayontong 9, King 9, Arquero 5, Paguia 2, Castro 2, Mejos 1, Mallari 0, Monteclaro 0.
Quarters: 21-23, 38-40, 56-52, 78-71

Sam Miguel
05-17-2013, 10:46 AM
Bulldogs seek Filoil elims sweep vs Maroons

By Cedelf P. Tupas

Philippine Daily Inquirer

12:07 am | Friday, May 17th, 2013

NATIONAL U seeks a sweep of the elimination round when it battles University of the Philippines today even as La Salle shoots for a quarterfinal berth against winless Emilio Aguinaldo College in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup.

The Bulldogs are heavily favored to notch their eighth straight victory against the Maroons in the 4:15 p.m. duel at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Unbeaten in four outings, the Archers earlier tangle with the Generals at 2:30 p.m.

Letran, stung by a loss to University of the East last Wednesday, hopes to keep its quarterfinal bid alive against Lyceum in the first game at 12:45 p.m.

The Bulldogs have been on a tear with the inspired play of Ray Parks keying their surge. Bulldogs center Alfred Aroga has also shown flashes of brilliance that makes him a marked man in the paint come the UAAP season.

The Knights absorbed a 64-76 loss to University of the East last Wednesday in a game where Raymond Almazan, Rey Nambatac and Mark Cruz all struggled. The loss dropped Letran’s record to 3-3.

The Pirates have also groped for form in the tournament with a go-to scorer still yet to emerge for coach Bonnie Tan.

The Archers, one of the two unbeaten teams so far, have been getting solid production from almost everyone on the roster.

While Jeron Teng and Norbert Torres have come up big in several games, La Salle coach Gee Abanilla has actually leaned on a balanced attack in their first four games.

05-19-2013, 08:39 AM
Lions repulse Tams; Warriors crush Tigers

By Jasmine W. Payo

Philippine Daily Inquirer

12:57 am | Sunday, May 19th, 2013

OLA ADEOGUN and Arthur dela Cruz kept San Beda afloat in the final five minutes as the NCAA champion Lions slipped past Far Eastern University, 80-76, yesterday in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup at Filoil Flying V Arena.

Dela Cruz buried 18 points, the last four inside the final two minutes that put the Lions ahead, 78-74, against an FEU side that kept coming back behind RR Garcia.

Adeogun also dropped 11 of his 15 points in the final quarter to help the Lions pick up their third triumph in four games in Group A.

“We just came back last Wednesday, so we’re happy we came out with the win,” said coach Boyet Fernandez.

In Group B action, Ralf Olivarez and Jay-R Sumido shot perfectly from the field to lead University of the East to a surprise 85-68 blasting of University of Santo Tomas.

Earlier, Adamson hotshot Jericho Cruz tallied a game-high 25 points and Ingrid Sewa had a double-double of 24 points and 12 boards to lead Adamson past St. Benilde, 80-63, in Group A.

The rookie Olivarez nailed all his seven attempts, and also went 3-for-3 from the free throw line, to finish with 17 points.

Sumido recorded a perfect 4-of-4 from three-point range for 16 markers in the win that put the Warriors up at 4-2 in Group B.

Rodney Brondial had 13 markers, including six straight in a key run that gave the Falcons a 19-point lead, 80-61. The Falcons improved to 3-2, while the Tigers and the Tamaraws fell to 3-3. With reports from Nico Pascual, Carla Perez, Nikka Valenzuela

The scores:

First Game

ADAMSON 80—Cruz 25, Sewa 24, Brondial 13, Rios 6, Monteclaro 4, Abrigo 2, Ochea 2, Cabigas 2, Agustin 2, Iņigo 0, Cabrera 0, Petilos 0, Bernabe 0, Trollano 0.

ST. BENILDE 63—Romero 21, Saavedra 9, Taha 9, Sinco 7, Ongtengco 4, Jonson 4, Garcia 4, Carlos 2, Deles 2, Grey 1, Nayve 0, Argamino 0

Quarters: 21-17, 38-31, 58-53, 80-63

Second Game

UE 85—Olivarez 17, Sumido 16, Sumang 15, Javier 13, Santos 10, Casajeros 8, Noble 3, Flores 3, Hernandez 0, Pujante 0, Guion 0, Bonleon 0, Galanza 0, Jumao-as 0, Olayon 0

UST 68—Mariano 15, Teng 13, Bautista 10, Ferrer 10, Daquiaog 7, Abdul 5, Lo 4, Marata 2, Faundo 3, Pe 0, Hainga 0, Cruz 0, Tan 0, Sheriff 0, Lao 0.

Quarters: 19-14, 44-28, 66-56, 85-68

Third Game

SAN BEDA 80—Dela Cruz 18, Adeogun 15, Koga 10, Amer 9, Pascual 9, Dela Rosa 6, Semerad D. 5, Abarcar 4, Semerad A. 2, Sara 2, Villaruz 0, Ludovice 0, Bonsubre 0.

FEU 76—Garcia 23, Tolomia 15, Belo 9, Romeo 8, Cruz 4, Hargrove 4, Escoto 3, Iņigo 3, Mendoza 2, Pogoy 2m Dennison 2, Sentcheu 1, Jose 0, Delfinado 0, Luz 0.

Quarters: 21-22, 40-33, 58-59, 80-76

05-20-2013, 08:40 AM
From the Fil Oil Media Center ___

Africans rule Filoil weekly Awards

The University of Perpetual Help’s Nigerian forward Nosa Omorogbe is the Master Player of the Week (of May 6-11, 2013) in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup.

The 6’4” Omorogbe led the Altas to an 84-59 win over Jose Rizal University for his team’s first win in four matches for the summer tournament. The second year swingman tallied 28 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and three blocks while playing 31 minutes against UPHSD.

Rounding out the weekly awardees for the tournament are the Gatorade Best Five that includes National University’s Ray Parks and Alfred Aroga, the College of Saint Benilde’s Mark Romero, the University of Santo Tomas’s Aljon Mariano, and Omorogbe.

The NU duo of Parks and Aroga led their team to two wins over Adamson University (70-68 ) and Arellano University (86-71).

Romero scored 25 points in the Blazers’ 74-49 win over the University of the Philippines for CSB’s first win in four outings.

Mariano, UST’s talented forward, also led the Tigers in scoring in their two wins for the same period; a 83-79 win over San Sebastian College-Recoletos (24 points), and a 78-77 win over Colegio de San Juan de Letran (17 points).

The Gatorade Defensive Player of the Week is NU’s hulking 6’7” Cameroonian center Alfred Aroga who compiled 31 rebounds, one steal, and seven blocked shots.

NB - Just between us, I'm pretty sure Nosa Omorogbe is probably 6'1" at most.

Sam Miguel
05-23-2013, 08:49 AM
Chiefs shock Lions on Pinto clutch hits

By Joey Villar

(The Philippine Star) | Updated May 23, 2013 - 12:00am

Games tomorrow

12:45 p.m. – UST vs Lyceum

2:30 p.m. – Adamson vs UP

4:15 p.m. – FEU vs St. Benilde

MANILA, Philippines - Nard Pinto fired nine of his 17 points in the fourth quarter as Arellano U pulled off a shock 67-66 victory over fancied NCAA champion San Beda to close in on a quarterfinal berth in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Cup Premier Cup at The Arena in San Juan yesterday.

Pinto, a sophomore out of Zamboanga City, took charge for the Chiefs’ fiery windup, hitting clutch baskets as the Legarda-based squad finally beat San Beda after losing all their eight face-offs in the last four NCAA seasons.

“The players made it happen and Nard (Pinto) is our go-to guy and the leader of this team and his effort today opened the door for us to get this win,” said Arellano U coach Koy Banal, who steered San Beda to the 2006 NCAA title before Frankie Lim took over.

The victory was the Chiefs’ fifth against two losses as they moved within a win from clinching the second of four quarterfinal berths in Group A paced by National U with an 8-0 mark.

The Lions fell to joint third with the idle Adamson Falcons at 3-2.

Rome dela Rosa and Baser Amer paced San Beda with 14 and 13 points, respectively, but the Mendiola-based school failed to draw a strong effort from Nigerian Ola Adeogun, who groped for form and finish with only eight points and six rebounds in only 15 minutes of action.

University of the East likewise inched closer to the quarters as it foiled Lyceum, 82-72, for a 5-2 slate.

The Warriors actually struggled from the line and fell by as many as 12 points in the third quarter but made a strong charge in the fourth quarter to fashion out the win.

“It’s all mental, missing free throws. I just really hate it seeing my players missing free throws,” said UE coach Boycie Zamar.

Lyceum fell to its fifth straight loss.

05-23-2013, 09:11 PM
I'm not very sure, but isn't Pinto from Davao City? He used to play with Holy Child of Davao City. The same school where Baser Amer, Van Abatayo, Asilum and Gavia came from.

Sam Miguel
05-27-2013, 03:18 PM
‘Losers’ no more as UE deals La Salle first setback in Filoil Flying V

By Celest R. Flores

7:32 pm | Saturday, May 25th, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – University of the East to put the only blemish on La Salle’s record so far, chalking up a 60-53 triumph on Saturday in the 2013 Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup at the Arena in San Juan.

While both teams struggled to pick it up offensively as neither managed to churn out more than 13 in the second and third quarters, the Red Warriors found the needed push to peel away.

“You have to credit it to the players. They used to be losers, but now, in their own sense, they’re winners. Though its just the pre-season, it’s a big win for us, we have everything to gain,” said head coach Boyzie Zamar.

UE broke off from a 46-all deadlock over five minutes left to play, starting with a bucket by Roi Sumang — who was once again the spark — and a triple by Jay-ar Sumido, and the Red Warriors kept rolling from there.

It also helped UE’s cause when it pestered La Salle into commiting 28 turnovers, and then clamping down on the Green Archers on the break.

But after the lead has been pushed the lead to six, Jeron Teng conjured the next four points for the Green Archers before a triple by Gab Reyes countered a nifty slash move by Chris Javier.

That was the last time La Salle would score, though, after inching in, 53-54, with 1:05 left as Sumang, UE’s explosive guard, canned two tough jumpers in the next 40 seconds to seal the win.

Sumang, scoreless in the third quarter, scored half of his total 12 points when the Red Warriors needed it most. Charles Mammie had a game-best 13 points.

“And they’re back on their feet, they’re ready to fight again just like a real warriors,” said Zamar, whose arrival in UE has injected a new mindset.

The Red Warriors barged into the quarterfinals of Group B, while the Green Archers — whose five game winning streak was snapped — will have to earn more wins to advance.

Norbert Torres was the lone player from the La salle who finished in double-digits points with 12 as Jeron Teng only finished with eight on 5-of-13 shooting.

Sam Miguel
05-27-2013, 03:19 PM
FEU’s Romeo ‘suspended indefinitely’, says coach

By Celest R. Flores


4:24 pm | Saturday, May 25th, 2013

MANILA, Philippines – In an effort to teach Terrence Romeo the “value of humility,” Far Eastern University has decided to suspend the explosive guard “indefinitely.”

Romeo was only in street clothes in the Tamaraws’ 74-81 setback to St. Benilde on Friday in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup, but joined the team on the bench and in the dugout.

When asked why Romeo did not suit up, Tamaraws’ head coach Nash Racela told reporters that, “he’s on indefinite suspension for something that he did previously.”

Racela said they decided upon the suspension after FEU’s game versus San Beda in the pre-season tournament last week, where Romeo came late for the game.

“It was something after that,” said Racela, who did not elaborate. “It’s something that we see as correctible.”

“We do things to teach the players. We’re all after their good. We’re just teaching him the value of humility,” he also said.

The soft-spoken Tamaraws’ mentor cleared, though, that the sanction had nothing to do with Romeo’s performance with Big Chill, which ousted Fruitas — FEU’s team in the PBA D-League — last Thursday in the quarterfinals.

But Racela hinted that Romeo might be back in action sooner, than later.

“I was thinking it might be long but with the way things developed the past 2-3 days, the way I see it, it’s going to be short. And the way I see it, it seems there’s an effort on his part to change,” said Racela.

The Tamaraws spent more than hour after the game in the locker room, where they took the chance to deal with their differences.

“With the loss, it opened things for the team because I hear a lot of things from them, their relationship with each other. Now it’s out in the open. But we’re very positive,” said Racela.

Sam Miguel
05-28-2013, 08:24 AM
Lions, Archers gain QF
By Jasmine W. Payo

Philippine Daily Inquirer

10:32 pm | Monday, May 27th, 2013

San Beda and La Salle turned it up in the second half to down their respective rivals and clinch quarterfinal slots in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup yesterday at Filoil Flying V Arena.

Francis Abarcar unloaded 22 points in 22 minutes as the Red Lions crushed St. Benilde, 74-58, to improve to solo third at 5-2 in Group A.

Almond Vosotros also fueled a late breakaway that boosted the Green Archers past Letran, 64-45, and gave La Salle a share of the Group B lead at 6-1.

“I think we did a good job in the second half,” said La Salle coach Gee Abanilla. “In the first half we were missing a lot of open shots and free throws. It was just lack of concentration on our part. But by the second half, we were moving the ball well.”

Vosotros finished with a team-high 16 points, highlighted by three straight triples in the fourth quarter that gave the Archers a huge 55-39 advantage from a slim 30-25 halftime edge.

La Salle and San Beda’s wins towed idle teams Adamson (4-2) and University of Santo Tomas (4-3) to the quarterfinals. The other early quarterfinalists are National University (8-0) and Arellano (6-2) in Group A and Group B’s Ateneo (6-1) and University of the East (5-2).

Baser Amer added 15 points and six rebounds for the Red Lions, who outscored the Blazers, 16-6, in the third period to turn a 39-38 lead to 55-44.

Jeron Teng (11 points) and Norbert Torres (seven points, 12 rebounds) also helped the Archers rebound from an upset loss to University of the East, 53-60, last week.

“The loss to UE was hard to swallow,” said Abanilla. “We used that loss to further improve ourselves.”

Emilio Aguinaldo College picked up its first win by nipping Lyceum, 85-82.

The scores:

First Game

SAN BEDA 74—Abarcar 22, Amer 15, Koga 10, Adeogun 10, Semerad D. 6, Dela Rosa 4, Semerad A. 3, Pascual 2, Sara 2, Mendoza 0, Bonsubre 0.

ST. BENILDE 58—Romero 19, Ongtengco 10, Sinco 8, Grey 5, Argamino 5, Taha 4, Saavedra 3, Jonson 2, Bartolo 1, Carlos 1, Garcia 0.

Quarters: 19-19, 39-38, 55-44, 74-58

Third Game

LA SALLE 64—Vosotros 16, Teng 11, N. Torres 7, Van Opstal 6, Torres T. 4, Reyes 4, Perkins 4, Bolick 4, Salem 4, Dela Paz 2, Paredes 2, Montalbo 0.

LETRAN 45—Cruz 10, Gabawan 8, Nambatac 7, Castro 7, Luib 4, Ruaya 3, Publico 2, Almazan 2, Almario 2, Pantin 0.

Quarters: 20-13, 30-25, 40-33, 64-45

Sam Miguel
05-29-2013, 08:59 AM
Cruz leads Filoil awardees

(The Philippine Star) | Updated May 29, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Adamson’s Jericho Cruz copped the Master Best Player of the Week honors in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup. Cruz, the Filipino from the Northern Mariana Island of Saipan, led the Falcons to a 80-63 win over the College of Saint Benilde where he compiled 24 points, four rebounds, one assist, and one block.

Cruz is joined in the Gatorade Best Five of the Week for the same period by La Salle power forward Jason Perkins, National University’s Cameroonian center Alfred Aroga, the University of the East’s Ralf Olivarez, and San Beda College’s Arthur Dela Cruz

06-02-2013, 08:28 AM
Eagles repulse Archers again

By Jasmine W. Payo

Philippine Daily Inquirer

12:46 am | Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

KIEFER Ravena erupted for 31 points as Ateneo turned back fierce rival La Salle, 78-70, yesterday and then announced its withdrawal due to player injuries from the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup at Filoil Flying V Arena.

Fresh from their overseas training, the Blue Eagles came out firing early and pulled away by as many as 20 points, 55-35, in the second half despite missing five men with various injuries.

The Eagles, who will be gunning for a sixth straight UAAP championship this season, were down to 10 men with big men Kris Porter (knee), JP Erram (MCL) and Gideon Babilonia (shoulder), and Gwynne Capacio (hamstring) and Von Pessumal (fractured finger) in sick bay.

“I think we can’t go on playing like this, I can’t just play with 10 players all the time,” said Ateneo coach Bo Perasol.
“Maybe I can sustain that for a game but I don’t think we can sustain that for half a season.”

“The coaching staff feels if we continue to play 10 players in a game it could mean more injuries,” added Ateneo athletic director Ricky Palou.

Ateneo’s decision to drop out ceded the top spot in Group B to University of the East, which wound up tied with La Salle at 6-2 but had a higher quotient.

Earlier, Rome dela Rosa drilled 18 points as San Beda outlasted Adamson, 75-68, to clinch the third spot in Group A with a 6-2 record in the other game.

Arthur dela Cruz and Baser Amer also teamed up for 25 markers for the Lions, who survived the Falcons’ 13-4 rally in the last four minutes.

Knights gain

Eliminated Letran also gained from the Ateneo pullout as league officials picked the Knights (4-4) to complete the Group A quarterfinal cast.

The quarterfinal round fires off tomorrow with Arellano University tangling with University of Santo Tomas in the 2 p.m. opener.

University of the East will take on Adamson University in the 4 p.m. main match.

The scores:

First Game

SAN BEDA 75—Dela Rosa 18, Dela Cruz 13, Amer 12, Adeogun 10, A. Semerad 7, Abarcar 4, Pascual 4, Sara 3, Koga 2, Mendoza 2, D. Semerad 0, Ludovice 0, Villaruz 0.

ADAMSON 68—Cruz 15, Cabrera 10, Petilos 10, Brondial 8, Sewa 7, Rios 6, Monteclaro 4, Abrigo 4, Iņigo 2, Agustin 2, Ochea 0, Cabigas 0.

Quarters: 18-12, 29-36, 58-47, 75-68

Second Game

ATENEO 78—Ravena 31, Tiongson 15, Golla 12, Asistio 6, Tolentino 5, Newsome 4, Elorde 3, Buenafe 2, Murphy 0, Lim 0.

LA SALLE 70—Perkins 15, Vosotros 14, Teng 14, T. Torres 9, Van Opstal 9, N. Torres 7, Dela Paz 2, Bolick 0, Reyes 0, Salem 0.

Quarters: 24-15, 42-33, 63-51, 78-70

Sam Miguel
06-03-2013, 09:05 AM
UE, Arellano begin Filoil quarterfinal bid today

By Jasmine W. Payo

Philippine Daily Inquirer

9:46 pm | Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

DESPITE a higher seeding, University of the East and Arellano know how dangerous their opponents can be in the Round of Eight of the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup today.

The Warriors, who clinched the No. 1 spot following the unexpected withdrawal of injury-depleted Ateneo, clash with Adamson in the knockout quarterfinals at 4 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

The Chiefs, a revelation in the tournament, tackle University of Santo Tomas at 2 p.m.

Roi Sumang, Chris Javier and Charles Mammie have led the Warriors’ strong run, which included a 60-53 upset of La Salle in the eliminations.

“These players used to be losers, so even if it’s the preseason, this is important for us,” coach Boycie Zamar said of his Warriors, who finished near the bottom in the last UAAP season.

The Warriors wound up tied with La Salle at 6-2, behind Ateneo’s 7-1 record in Group B.

But the Warriors grabbed the top spot over the Green Archers due to a higher quotient after the Blue Eagles decided to drop out.

“Our other players have been stepping up, so it’s just a matter of consistency,” coach Leo Austria said of his Falcons (5-3).

The Chiefs also struggled at eighth place in last year’s NCAA yet pulled off surprises for a second-best 6-2 slate in Group A.

“We welcome that,” Arellano coach Koy Banal said as the Chiefs earned the favorites’ tag. “It means that we’re gaining respect. It’s good because it will be a morale-booster for us.”

Unbeaten National University (8-0) will see action at 2 p.m. on Wednesday against Letran (4-4), which gained a second lease on life after Ateneo’s pullout. NCAA champion San Beda (6-2) and La Salle (6-2) collide in the last quarterfinal match at 4 p.m. on the same day.

Sam Miguel
06-04-2013, 08:04 AM
Warriors, Tigers gain Final 4, forge KO duel

By Jasmine W. Payo

Philippine Daily Inquirer

11:32 pm | Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Sustaining its surprise run, University of the East rolled past Adamson, 66-58, yesterday to clinch a Final Four berth in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup at Filoil Flying V Arena.

Roi Sumang pumped in 18 points, including six in a 14-4 windup, to lead UE to the next round where the Warriors will face the University of Santo Tomas Tigers.

The Tigers nailed the first semifinal berth after toppling higher-seeded Arellano, 83-73, in the other knockout quarterfinal match.

“We have everything to gain,” UE coach Boycie Zamar said of his Warriors, who finished near bottom in last season’s UAAP yet clinched the No. 1 spot in Group B with a 6-2 record.

“We don’t have the advantage here, because remember, we were seventh in the UAAP. So this win is a good motivation for us.”

Chris Javier added 11 points for the Warriors, who had a fiery 13-0 start before fending off the Falcons’ persistent rallies.

Jeric Teng unloaded 23 points and Karim Abdul had a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Tigers, who finished third in Group B with a 5-3 record.

“The players refused to lose,” said UST coach Pido Jarencio. “It was a matter of pride. The experience of the players also showed.”

UST guard Ed Daquioag also stepped up in the absence of injured starting guard Clark Bautista by posting a double-double of 11 points and 10 boards.

Ranked second at 6-2 in Group A, the Chiefs struggled minus top gunner James Forrester, who sat it out due to a knee injury.

Zamar said he is impressed with the endurance of his Warriors, who also competed in a recent provincial tournament.

“We’re very tired,” said Zamar. “But we don’t want to use that as an excuse. I told them we still have to play as a team. And considering that Adamson has been together for several years already, it’s an achievement for us that we were there fighting.”

The Falcons, led by Rodney Brondial, opened the final period with an 11-0 blast for a 54-52 lead. But the Warriors responded with an 8-0 tear anchored on Sumang to regain the advantage, 60-54, then held the Falcons to just a couple of baskets in the last five minutes.

The scores:

First Game

UST 83—Teng 23, Abdul 18, Ferrer 14, Daquioag 11, Pe 6, Mariano 5, Lo 3, So 2, Hainga 1, Marata 0, Tan 0, Lao 0, Macasaet 0.

ARELLANO 73—Pinto 13, Bangga 10, Hernandez 8, Nicholls 8, Jalalom 7, Salcedo 5, Enriquez 4, Margallo 3, Gumaru 3, Caperal 2, Cadavis 2.

Quarters: 26-17, 40-37, 62-53, 83-73

Second Game

UE 66—Sumang 18, Javier 11, Sumido 9, Noble 6, Mammie 6, Flores 5, Olivarez 4, Jumao-as 4, Santos 3, Casajeros 0, Bonleon 0, Guion 0, Olayon 0.

ADAMSON 58—Brondial 19, Sewa 12, Cabrera 9, Cruz 6, Petilos 6, Iņigo 3, Rios 2, Agustin 1, Monteclaro 0, Bernabe 0, Abrigo 0, Mendoza 0, Ochea 0.

Quarters: 22-12, 32-32, 52-43, 66-58

06-04-2013, 10:53 AM
Without looking at the stats, Sumang appeared very efficient in this game. There were very few forced and scored right when he should while setting up his teammates. Sumido and Oliverez may have scored just 13 points between them but they constantly put the Falcons' defense on its heels by constantly probing. But Mammie was a disappointment in this game. He kept taunting Sewa but all he did was remind me of Bolick versus Kiefer. He just made a complete ass of himself. Not content with sneaking in an albow or a forearm, he also kneed Sewa a dozen times. I also saw him poke Sewa from behind. If not for their backcourt, which, I think, will be the best in the UAAP, they would have been beaten by the Falcons as Brondial made mincemeat of anybody while Sewa provided solid support.

06-04-2013, 01:35 PM
^ Brod, this Sewa fellow has shown remarkable improvement from the time I first saw him being nothing more than a big hulking buffoon in the Fr Martin a year and a half ago. He could not even catch the ball back then. Now he can catch on the run and take off for a dunk in a fluid motion.

Kaya lang bakit kaya sabi diyan sa report "surprise run" daw ang UE? Ikaw ba ay na-surprise pa sa UE ngayon?

06-04-2013, 10:49 PM
sir Joe ako na surprise din sa UE RW sa performance nila 3 yrs ba naman puro talo at meron chance na manalo sa UAAP sa Season 76 :).
ngayon may nagsasabi na F4 contender na yung team, can't blame the basketball sports writer nasanay din na laging talo UE RW :(

06-05-2013, 11:43 AM
^ Pero kasama na rin sa kabuhayan niya ang pag susulat ng updates tungkol sa sproting world. Kung nagugulat pa siya katulad ng casual fans, baka naman may kulang sa effort hehe. UE has been tearing up the summer circuit lately at wala ng lihim pa na maitatago si coach Boysie. If the writer did his due diligence eh dapat wala ng surprise :D

Sam Miguel
06-06-2013, 08:28 AM
Lions, Bulldogs complete Final 4

By Jasmine W. Payo

Philippine Daily Inquirer

11:46 pm | Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

San Beda rallied from 10 points in the last three minutes while National University also came from behind as the Lions and the Bulldogs completed yesterday the Final Four cast of the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup at Filoil Flying V Arena.

Baser Amer knocked in all his eight points in San Beda’s blistering 13-0 windup as the Lions slipped past the La Salle Green Archers, 66-63, while Alfred Aroga completed a three-point play with 24.5 seconds left to lift the Bulldogs past the Letran Knights, 69-67.

“Baser played badly in the first three quarters, but when we needed him, he stepped up,” coach Boyet Fernandez said after his Lions rallied from a 53-63 deficit in the last 3:50 minutes of play.

Aroga’s heroics preserved another superb all-around show by Ray Parks, who paced the Bulldogs with 16 points on top of three rebounds, four assists and a couple of blocks.

“I like the poise of the boys in the end,” said NU coach Eric Altamirano. “We were behind most of the game, yet in the most important moment, they were able to deliver.”

The Bulldogs, who stayed unbeaten in nine games, will clash with the Lions in the knockout semifinals at 4 p.m. tomorrow. University of the East and University of Santo Tomas collide in the other pairing at 2 p.m.

Arthur dela Cruz posted a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Lions, while Rome dela Rosa added 12.

Jeron Teng gave La Salle a 63-53 advantage with 3:50 minutes to go but San Beda mounted a rally with Amer firing six straight points in the final minute.

Aroga’s three-point play gave the Bulldogs the lead, 68-67, and a Gelo Alolino free throw made it 69-66 with 4.6 seconds left.

The Knights tried to forge overtime, but NUs Troy Rosario blocked Ford Ruaya’s attempt at the buzzer.

The scores:

First Game

NU 69—Parks 16, Alolino 13, Rosario 12, Aroga 9, Villamor 8, Roņo 5, De Guzman 3, Mbe 2, Javillonar 1, Alejandro 0.

LETRAN 67—Cruz 16, Nambatac 11, Almazan 10, Gabawan 8, Castro 8, Ruaya 6, Luib 5, Dysam 3, Buenaflor 0, Publico 0, Po 0, Pantin 0.

Quarters: 19-22, 43-37, 56-58, 69-67

Second Game

SAN BEDA 66—Dela Cruz 14, Dela Rosa 12, Koga 11, Amer 8, Adeogun 7, Pascual 4, D. Semerad 4, Abarcar 2, Semerad 2, Sara 2, Villaruz 0.

LA SALLE 63—Vosotros 16, Teng 15, N. Torres 10, Van Opstal 10, Perkins 6, Revilla 3, T. Torres 2, G. Reyes 1, Bolick 0, Montalbo 0, M. Reyes 0, Dela Paz 0.

Quarters: 17-14, 33-26, 46-53, 66-63

06-12-2013, 09:09 PM
UE Red Warriors herald resurgence by dethroning Bulldogs

By Reuben Terrado

June 12, 2013, 06:32 pm

Roi Sumang and the UE Red Warriors downed Angelo Alolino and the rest of the NU Bulldogs to get a big boost of confidence ahead of the UAAP season. Jerome Ascano

UNIVERSITY of the East capped a remarkable preseason tournament with an 81-68 victory over erstwhile unbeaten National University to capture the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup title on Wednesday at The Arena in San Juan.

The Red Warriors used a 15-2 run to take control in a fourth quarter that also saw NU star Bobby Ray Parks foul out early.

It was a huge boost in morale for the squad that is looking to turn things around after languishing in the cellar in the UAAP last season.

NU, which was eyeing back-to-back Filoil titles, was leading 55-47 entering the fourth quarter but fell apart in the homestretch.

With the Bulldogs up 57-52, Lord Casajeros sparked a 9-0 run as he hit a jumper and a three-point play. On the next play, Parks was slapped with his fifth foul with still 5:44 remaining in the fourth.

The momentum swing was too much to overcome as NU’s woes was compounded by Emmanuel Mbe fouling out of the contest.

“We have everything to gain,” said UE coach Boycie Zamar. “Yun lang naman ang gusto naming makuha.”

Roi Sumang was named Master Most Valuable Player of the tournament after finishing the game with 18 points, nine rebounds, and six assists. He, however, got huge support from his teammates.

Ralf Olivarez had 19 points, eight rebounds, and two steals, while Casajeros added 16 markers including two triples. Charles Mammie grabbed 24 rebounds to go along with his 10 points.

UE became the second team since De La Salle (2006, 2007) to win two Filoil titles after capturing its first crown in 2008.

Aside from failing to win its second Filoil crown, NU also had its 21-game winning streak in the preseason tournament snapped dating back from last year.

The scores:

UE (81) – Olivarez 19, Sumang 18, Casajeros 16, Mammie 10, Jumao-as 8, Javier 6, Noble 2, Hernandez 2, Santos 0, Sumido 0, Guion 0, Flores 0.

NU (68) – Parks 23, Alolino 12, Mbe 7, Villamore 6, Javillonar 5, Rosario 5, Aroga 5, Alejandro 3, Rono 2, Neypes 0, De Guzman 0.

Quarterscores: 14-16; 36-32; 47-55; 81-68.

06-12-2013, 09:44 PM
UE Red Warriors dethrone foul-stricken NU Bulldogs, claim FilOil crown
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UE will head into Season 76 of the UAAP as 2013 FilOil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup champions. KC Cruz

(Updated 6:54pm) The University of the East Red Warriors dethroned the National University Bulldogs in resounding fashion, 81-68, to seize their second championship in the FilOil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup, Wednesday, at the FilOil Flying V Arena.

This is UE's third Finals appearance in the tournament's history, after winning the title in 2008, and then settling for second-place versus FEU a year later.

The Bulldogs took control early in the second half, getting stops and quick baskets in an 18-5 run to build a 55-47 lead heading into the fourth quarter. They join the 2006-2007 DLSU Green Archers as the only team to win more than one FilOil title.

However, the Warriors took things to a whole new level in the fourth quarter, as they held strong on defense and relentlessly attacked the rim. Role players Ralf Olivarez and Lord Casajeros stole the limelight in the ensuing 18-2 blitz that opened a 65-58 lead with under five minutes to play, while Ray Ray Parks and Emmanuel Mbe, having reached the foul limit, could only watch their teammates come up short from the sidelines.

Roi Sumang was named player of the game and tournament MVP for his 18-point, nine-rebound and six-assist performance. Olivarez led UE with 19 points and eight rebounds, while Casajeros tallied 16 points. Charles Mammie had a double-double with 10 points and 21 rebounds.

"Sabi lang samin na laruin lang namin ang laro namin, wag yung laro ng ibang tao," said Sumang after the game.

UE head coach Boysie Zamar welcomed the pressure that now comes with raised expectations for his squad in the upcoming UAAP season. "I'd rather have the pressure upstairs," he said.

Zamar added that their plans don't stop here just yet, and his team wants to achieve more. "I would say kung sa Latin honors ito, [a FilOil championship] is cum laude. Wala pa kami sa magna o summa. We just want to improve. Of course we're going to celebrate this win but tomorrow we'll go back to basics and prepare for the UAAP."

"Ang masasabi ko lang ay 'big heart,'" said Chris Javier, who commended his team for putting in a huge effort during the preseason. "From the start of the game yun lang ang laging sinasabi ng mga coach. 'Bring your big heart.'"

Roi Sumang (red) lines up a three-pointer over Jeoffrey Javillonar. KC Cruz
The Warriors were held to perimeter attempts for the game's first five minutes, connecting only on a Roi Sumang triple. Parks was active early in the lane for the Bulldogs on the other end, rifling a triple to pad an 11-3 lead.

Charles Mammie gave UE their second basket of the game with under four minutes remaining, drawing a foul off Emmanuel Mbe for a three-point play. The Warriors then shifted to a 2-3 zone to stem the tide of National U's offense.

With Ralf Olivares and Sumang finishing in the paint, the Warriors caught up, 16-14, as Mammie scored over Mbe in the paint with 11 seconds left. But UE missed five straight free throws in the last minute, denying themselves a chance to overtake the Bulldogs' lead after the first quarter.

The Bulldogs rested Parks to start the second period and settled into a 2-3 formation on defense, but UE countered by pushing the ball off National U's misses. A Sumang triple complemented transition baskets by Olivarez and Gino Jumao-as, as UE took the lead, 21-19, after a 7-3 run.

Parks returned to the floor with five minutes and change on the clock against a Mammie-less UE five. He immediately knocked down his second triple, and both teams began scoring back and forth at the rim. The Warriors began to break away though as Sumang orchestrated an 11-2 run with Chris Javier and JM Noble cutting to the rim, capped by a Lord Casajeros trey with five seconds left, putting them ahead by six.

Parks however was determined to cut the deficit, racing to tip in his own miss on the other end, beating the clock to trail, 36-32, at halftime.

UE shot 15-of-36 (42 percent) from the floor throughout the first two quarters against Parks' 14 points on 4-of-8 shooting, bannering National U's 11-of-36 (31 percent) clip. The Warriors led 10-4 in second-chance points but made just 3-of-11 (27 percent) on free throws, while the Bulldogs were 7-of-9 (78 percent).

The Bulldogs looked for their offense early in the clock during the third quarter, as quick outlet passes led to Parks, Alolino and Mbe combining for 16 points in an 18-5 run, 50-41.

The Warriors couldn't get a rhythm on offense while Parks shadowed Sumang, limiting his ability to create opportunities on that end. But they caught a break when Mbe drew his fourth personal foul with three minutes to play. Olivarez then swiped a Parks inbounds for an easy two, and Casajeros buried a triple to draw within four, 50-46.

However, the Bulldogs put them down anew, replying with an Alfred Aroga-Parks alley-oop out of a timeout en route to widening the gap after three quarters, 55-47.

Charles Mammie (red) added Emmanuel Mbe to his list of vanquished centers. KC Cruz
UE played strong defense at the onset of the fourth quarter, forcing the Bulldogs to go several minutes without a field goal. Olivarez and Casajeros provided the buckets, and the latter nabbed a pair of and-one's, combining for 16 points in an 18-2 surge, drawing Parks' sixth foul in the process, as UE went ahead 65-58.

Alolino made two from the line to cut the lead to five, but their woes piled on when Mammie caused Mbe to foul out with four and a half minutes to play. Players from both teams exchanged makes at the line, before Sumang buried a turnaround jumper in the lane, 70-61.

Jeoff Javillonar and Alolino scored to keep National U in the game, but fouls on their end allowed the Warriors to also counter from the charity stripe.

The Bulldogs closed in, 74-68, on charities by Robin Rono with two minutes to play, but they couldn't make further inroads. Villamor missed two charities off a follow-up attempt and an Aroga jumper sailed wide on the same possession. Mammie was then fouled and split from the line, 75-68, with a minute and change left on the clock.

The Warriors dominated the stats sheet as well, finishing the game shooting 27-of-66 (41 percent) from the floor, while the Bulldogs ended with a 22-of-73 mark (30 percent). UE converted 22-of-37 attempts from the line (59 percent) against National U's 20-of-30 clip (30 percent).

UE also managed their three-point attempts better, making 5-of-17 treys (29 percent) while the Bulldogs shot 4-of-30 (13 percent).

Furthermore, the Warriors controlled the boards (39-29) and second-chance points (12-8), while the Bulldogs had the advantage in points off turnovers, 14-6.

Parks led all scorers with 23 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Gelo Alolino was the only other Bulldog in double figures with 12 points and four assists. - AMD, GMA News

The scores:

UE 81: Olivarez 19, Sumang 18, Casajeros 16, Mammie 10, Jumao-as 8, Javier 6, Noble 2, Hernandez 2, Santos 0, Sumido 0, Guion 0, Flores 0

NU 68: Parks 23, Alolino 12, Mbe 7, Villamor 6, Javillonar 5, Rosario 5, Aroga 5, Alejandro 3, Rono 2, Neypes 0, De Guzman 0

Quater scoring: 14-16, 36-32, 47-55, 81-68

Sam Miguel
06-13-2013, 07:40 AM
Warriors capture Filoil crown

Strong fourth quarter show helps UE snap NU win run

By Cedelf P. Tupas

Philippine Daily Inquirer

1:07 am | Thursday, June 13th, 2013

The University of the East squad sent a warning to the rest of the UAAP with a scintillating fourth-quarter effort that lifted the Warriors past the National U Bulldogs, 81-68, last night for the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup crown.

The Warriors outhustled the Bulldogs at every turn in the final period, while drawing firepower from Ralf Olivarez, Roi Sumang and Lord Casajeros to wrest their second Filoil crown and first since 2008 before a roaring crowd at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Olivarez finished with 19 points in just 24 minutes, while Sumang and Casajeros combined for 34 points for the Red Warriors, who finished the tournament on an eight-game winning streak, beating UAAP contenders Adamson and University of Santo Tomas en route to the finals.

UE’s Sierra Leone-born center Charles Mammie also dished out another monster performance with 10 points and 21 boards.

The Warriors trailed by nine just before the end of the third period, before unleashing a crippling run that eventually snapped the defending champion Bulldogs’ 21-game winning run. The Warriors outscored the Bulldogs, 34-13, in the final period.

“We’re very gracious that we were able to experience this,” said UE coach Boycie Zamar, who returned to the Warriors bench in the second round of the UAAP last season.

“We showed a lot of character in this game. This is just the preseason but this is a big factor because we came from a seventh place finish in the UAAP.”

The Bulldogs, with their tall and athletic roster, looked in control, until the fourth period, where they lost Bobby Ray Parks and Emmanuel Mbe due to fouls.

Parks, the reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player, still finished with 23 points, but the rest of the Bulldogs struggled to find their offense when he fouled out with close to six minutes remaining.

The Warriors went on a 13-3 tear with Sumang, Casajeros and Olivarez combining for all the points to seize a 63-57 advantage with 5:44 remaining. Sumang finished off the Bulldogs with back-to-back jumpers, 74-60, with two and a half minutes left.

Earlier, San Beda, leaning on a balanced offensive led by Baser Amer, clinched third place after repulsing UST, 74-70.

Amer wound up with 15 points to lead four other players in double digits for the Lions, who led from start to finish.

The scores:

First Game

SAN BEDA 74—Amer 15, Dela Rosa 13, Adeogun 12, Pascual 12, Dela Cruz 10, Mendoza 4, Abarcar 4, Koga 2, Ludovice 2, A. Semerad 0, D. Semerad 0, Sara 0, Villaruz 0.

UST 70—Teng 27, Abdul 12, Mariano 9, Bautista 9, Lo 6, Daquioag 5, So 2, Pe 0, Ferrer 0, Sheriff 0, Ran 0, Macasaet 0, Lao 0, Hainga 0.

Quarters: 14-16, 36-35, 47-52, 74-70.

Second Game

UE 81—Olivarez 19, Sumang 18, Casajeros 16, Mammie 10, Jumao-as 8, Javier 6, Noble 2, Hernandez 2, Santos 0, Sumido 0, Guion 0, Flores 0.

NU 68—Parks 23, Alolino 12, Mbe 7, Villamor 6, Javillonar 5, Rosario 5, Aroga 5, Alejandro 3, Rono 2, Neypes 0, De Guzman 0.

Quarters: 14-16, 36-32, 47-55, 81-68

Sam Miguel
06-13-2013, 09:07 AM
Warriors relive glory years

By Joey Villar

(The Philippine Star) | Updated June 13, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - University of the East’s blend of young and old played in the mold of the once mighty Warriors and claimed a man-sized upset of defending champion National U, 81-68, to win the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup crown at The Arena in Pasig City yesterday.

The Warriors, who had marginal successes since their 1985 UAAP victory although they ruled this tournament five years ago, leaned on a strong finish over the Bulldogs lacking in ferocity minus two of their stalwarts out on fouls midway in the final quarter and claimed the decisive win that virtually boosted their stock in the coming UAAP cage wars.

They overhauled an eight-point deficit in the third period by outscoring the Bulldogs, 34-13, in a swashbuckling fourth quarter performance to nail their first crown since winning this pre-season tournament five years ago.

For UE coach Boyzie Zamar, it all boiled down to execution.

“I’m no magician,” said Zamar in the din of frenzied celebration following his team’s dramatic win. “I told the players before the game to bring their big heart for us to win and they did.”

Roy Sumang came through with a near triple-double effort with 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists, punctuating his superb all-around game with a couple of conversions from isolation plays. He went on to cop the league’s Master MVP trophy.

“This individual award will be meaningless if we didn’t win the title,” said Sumang, who played high school ball for Letran. “Just what I’ve said, we’re sick and tired of losing so we hope to bring our winning ways in the UAAP.”

The last time UE ruled this event was five editions ago with Dindo Pumaren at the helm. Interestingly, the last member of that team who remains with the current squad is JM Noble.

After winning the crown, Zamar and the Warriors said they are now training their sights on the 76th UAAP season which starts June 29 at the MOA Arena in Pasay City.

“The UAAP is a completely different thing but it’s nice to enter the season with a big victory here,” said Zamar, whose wards thus matched La Salle’s two victories in the Filoil tilt.

It was a sorry setback for NU, which led majority of the way but lost its grip after Bobby Ray Parks Jr., the reigning back-to-back UAAP MVP, and Emmanuel Mbe fouled one after the other midway in the fourth.

The loss also ended the Bulldogs’ amazing 21-game streak dating back from last year’s staging.

With Parks and Mbe out, the Bulldogs sputtered in offense while enabling the Warriors to penetrate NU’s defense that simply broke down in the absence of the power-playing, tough-defending duo.

In the battle for third place, reigning NCAA three-peat champion San Beda turned back Santo Tomas, 74-70.

Baser Amer led the Lions with 15 points while Rome Dela Rosa, Ola Adeogun, Kyle Pascual and Arthur dela Cruz chipped in 13, 12, 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Sumang and Parks also led Alfred Aroga, also of NU, Ateneo’s Keifer Ravena and Adamson’s Rodney Brondial to the Gatorade Mythical Five with Aroga named as Gatorade’s Defensive Player.

It was actually a double setback for NU, which also bowed to San Beda, 64-60, in the juniors finals with the perennial champions Red Cubs nailing their fourth straight championship.

Jayvee Mocon, who was named Master Juniors MVP, shot 14 points and hauled down 10 rebounds to power the Red Cubs to victory.

In women’s play, Trish Piatos exploded with 16 points, including the game-winning shot with 2.7 seconds, as La Salle edged Far Eastern U, 62-60, to capture the women’s crown.

Meanwhile, San Sebastian’s Ranzel Yong and Michael Calisaan, National U’s Mark Dyke and Letran’s Gerdy Alacre joined Mocon in the Gatorade Mythical Five while the women’s Gatorade Mythical Five was composed of FEU’s Camille Sambile and Vangie Soriano, La Salle’s Ara Abaca, UST’s Lore Rivera and CEU’s Shaddy Ogunsemuyen.

Abaca was the women’s Master MVP while Ogunsemuyen the Gatorade Defensive Player.

03-20-2014, 08:42 AM
Looking at the 2014 Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup