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04-08-2013, 09:02 AM
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Dark Knight
04-19-2013, 08:38 AM
Lady Tamaraws prevailed on their first match in the 2013 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup against the UST Tigresses; 54-45.

Best player of the game Camille Sambile led the team with 14 points.

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LaKazTaMa
04-20-2013, 05:33 AM
Tamaraws get first test with Racela at helm
By Reuben Terrado

April 19, 2013, 09:17 pm

New FEU coach Nash Racela makes his debut with the Tamaraws as the team takes on Adamson in the first game of Saturday's Premier Cup tripleheader.

NASH Racela makes his coaching debut for Far Eastern University as the Tamaraws face Adamson on Saturday in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup at The Arena in San Juan.

The Tamaraws take on the Falcons at 12 noon in the first game of a seniors’ division tripleheader.

Racela said the Tamaraws are still far from top form even though he took over the head coaching job from Bert Flores as early as months after the end of the last UAAP season.

“I’m looking at this tournament as an opportunity to improve,” said Racela, who is out to steer the Tamaraws to a return trip to the Final Four in the UAAP after missing the semifinals last season.

Aside from the Filoil preseason tournament, the Tamaraws are also preparing as a team in the PBA D-League, but without their key players in RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo, who are playing for different teams in the amateur league.

“We are still working on a lot of stuff including cohesion and playing as one team,” Racela said.

Leo Austria will continue to work on the sidelines as Adamson head coach for the game despite his commitment with the San Miguel Beermen in the Asean Basketball League.

In other games, De La Salle goes for its second win against winless Southwestern University at 2 p.m. before Ateneo guns for its fourth straight win in a showdown with University of Santo Tomas at 4 o’clock.

The Green Archers are fresh from a 73-67 victory over UST behind rookie Jason Perkins’ fourth-quarter assault.

The Eagles, meanwhile, are facing the Tigers in a rematch of last season’s Finals of the UAAP and the Philippine Collegiate Champions League finals. Ateneo won the UAAP, while UST went home as the winners in the PCCL.

LaKazTaMa
04-20-2013, 03:37 PM
Soaring Falcons overcome late Tamaraws fightback
By Reuben Terrado

April 20, 2013, 02:19 pm

FEU's Terrence Romeo tries to hold on to the ball under pressure from Adamson's Rodney Brondial and Ingrid Sewa

INGRID Sewa had 12 points, Don Trollano hit the go-ahead free throws late in the game, and Adamson survived a Far Eastern University comeback to pull off a 68-67 victory on Saturday in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup at The Arena in San Juan.

Sewa, a Cameroonian center who played for the Falcons after a two-year residency, scored nine consecutive points during a short run bridging the third and fourth periods to give Adamson a 50-44 lead.

Trollano, meanwhile, buried two charities after FEU’s comeback from nine points down that settled the final score with 17.4 seconds remaining.

Terrence Romeo missed a triple that would have given the Tamaraws the come-from-behind victory.

Adamson coach Leo Austria was surprised with the Falcons' resolve to pull off the win so early in the season.

“We didn’t play well in the Fr. Martin Cup because of some new players,” said Austria. “I never thought that they will perform that they will play well.”

Harry Petilos and Francis Donahue hit back-to-back baskets to allow Adamson to gain a 58-49 headway in the fourth period.

Far Eastern was able to come back with Anthony Hargrove hitting a putback with 34 seconds to play, 67-66.

But Trollano drove to the basket and was able to get a foul to send him to the free throw line.

Rodney Brondial and Jericho Cruz added 10 points each for the Falcons.

Romeo scored a game-high 21 points while Hargrove added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Tamaraws.

The scores:

Adamson (68) – Sewa 12, Brondial 10, Cruz 10, Petilos 9, Trollano 5, Donahue 5, Cabrera 5, Rios 3, Inigo 3, Monteclaro 2, Agustin 2, Cabigas 2, Abrigo 0, Julkipli 0.

FEU (67) – Romeo 21, Hargrove 11, Pogoy 7, Garcia 6, Belo 6, Mendoza 5, Escoto 3, Cruz 3, Tolomia 2, Jose 2, Inigo 0, Luz 0, Delfinado 0.

Quarterscores: 14-12; 36-31; 48-44; 68-67.

LaKazTaMa
04-20-2013, 03:46 PM
3 Dnp's Bringas Aguilon and Belgica and 1 injury Sentcheou

LaKazTaMa
04-20-2013, 04:24 PM
FilOil
Adamson hangs on, converts late free throws for win over FEU
Aaron ValdezApril 20, 2013 1:39pm



New Far Eastern University Tamaraws head coach Nash Racela narrowly missed his first victory by a point, while his opposing counterpart Leo Austria could only clap his hands and breathe a sigh of relief as time expired.

Ingrid Sewa scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds, as Austria's Adamson University Soaring Falcons survived the Tams, 68-67, on Saturday, in the FilOil Flying V Hans Preseason Cup, held at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Down by a point with the game hanging in the balance, FEU
botched an inbounds play on their last possession, which bounced off the rim onto Terrence Romeo’s palms. Romeo launched an ill-advised shot which clanked off the rim, and Adamson held on to win the game, 68-67.

Adamson won their first game in Group A, while FEU, also in their debut game, dropped due to a 0-1 card.

It was a cardiac fourth quarter for coach Racela, who, sensing urgency, slotted in both Romeo and super-senior RR Garcia into the game, along with other veterans, after the Falcons had just given themselves a wide distance, courtesy of back-to-back triples from Harry Petilos and Francis Donahue. The San Marcelino-based squad held on to that seven-point lead after two free throws by Adamson's starting guard Ryan Monteclaro, 62-55, but FEU used an 8-2 run to cut the deficit to 64-63.

Coach Austria subbed back in center Sewa and his veterans, but Anthony Hargrove and company tightened up their interior defense, and Adamson resorted to jumpers which fell short. Sewa made two free throws, but Roger Pogoy and Hargrove made hard-earned baskets to keep them at bay, 67-66, 34.4 seconds left.

Coach Racela instructed his boys to foul, but Don Trollano dutifully sank both free throws to return the lead to Adamson’s, 68-67. FEU fumbled on their last play and failed to foul any of Adamson’s shooters, as the Falcons came home with the win.

Despite the losing effort, Romeo played splendidly in the fourth, scoring 12 of his team’s 23 fourth quarter points.

Teams measured well against each other in the first, as both featured hulking big men in Anthony Hargrove and newcomer Ingrid Sewa, who neutralized each other, until Hargrove scored his first two points via a short jumper. Both teams went tooth-for-tooth in the initial 10 minutes, which ended at a close 14-12, in favor of Adamson.

The Falcons widened their lead to six in the second quarter, which FEU doused with a 6-0 run. Adamson countered with a 6-0 run of their own, via free throws by Trollano and a triple by Harry Petilos, which FEU managed to water down again, this time by attacking the basket.

Adamson managed to find some breathing room after two consecutive stabs by Rodney Brondial. FEU had a chance to close the gap after Jericho Cruz and Brondial were slapped with technical fouls for delaying the game, but the Tams failed to make anything of the free throws and the extra possession, while a tip-in by Donohue closed the half at 36-31, in favor of the Falcons.

At the half, Adamson tallied 19 rebounds over FEU’s 17, with three more turnover points (7-4) than Far Eastern, off six Tamaraw turnovers.

FEU had trouble converting easy baskets inside the arc, making only 34 percent of their two-point attempts, while in contrast, AdU struggled to to find their form from downtown, as they shot 5-of-19 from rainbow land (26 percent).



Don Trollano (L) wound up hitting the game-winning free throws late in the fourth period. KC Cruz
The wily Tams managed to strike back in the third quarter, as Garcia and Romeo led a small blitz to flatten the game at 36-all.

FEU managed to take the lead after a short jumper by small forward Roger Pogoy, until Coach Leo Austria urged his men to keep feeding the ball to the 6'8" Cameroonian Sewa, who was gaining some confidence in the paint. Sewa scored the last seven points of the third quarter for Adamson, putting them up by four, 48-44.

Despite Romeo’s hero ball antics, the team fell short in the fourth quarter, failing to take advantage of Adamson’s offensive slump late. By the time that clock ticked zero, the Soaring Falcons could only cheer.

Free throws played a huge role in Adamson’s win, as the Falcons made 23 out of 30 attempts from the line, compared to a paltry 11 tries for FEU, who made eight.

The Falcons out-rebounded the Tams 35-29, owing to a combination of size and heft in Sewa and Brondial, who combined for 14 boards. Don Trollano also contributed to the rebounding effort, chipping in seven of his own.

Despite speculations that he was headed to play pro basketball, R.R. Garcia is still with the Tamaraws, playing as a reserve in the preseason. Most of FEU’s players are still with the team, sans the Bringas brothers. Among the fresh faces in the team are center-forward Raymar Jose, Jovannie Luz, and Jesson Delfinado.

On the blue side of things, Adamson was finally allowed to play Sewa, who sat out and established residency for two straight seasons. Joining him are forward Francis Donahue and point guard Axel Inigo. Notable is the fact that swingman Jericho Cruz is sporting a slimmer physique, compared to last season’s.

Ingrid Sewa top-scored with 12 points for Adamson, followed by Brondial and Jericho Cruz with 10 points apiece. Romeo notched 21 points for FEU, followed by Hargrove with 11. - AMD, GMA News


The scores:

AdU – Sewa 12, Brondial 10, Cruz 10, Petilos 9, Trollano 5, Donahue 5, Cabrera 5, Cabrera 5, Rios 3, Inigo 3, Monteclaro 2, Agustin 2, Cabigas 2, Abrigo 0, Julkipli 0

FEU – Romeo 21, Hargrove 11, Pogoy 7, Garcia 6, Belo 6, Mendoza 5, Escoto 4, Cruz 3, Tolomia 2, Jose 2, Inigo 0, Luz 0, Delfinado 0

Quarter scores: 14-12, 36-31, 48-44, 68-67

tamarawz_14
04-20-2013, 10:14 PM
FilOil
Adamson hangs on, converts late free throws for win over FEU
Aaron ValdezApril 20, 2013 1:39pm



New Far Eastern University Tamaraws head coach Nash Racela narrowly missed his first victory by a point, while his opposing counterpart Leo Austria could only clap his hands and breathe a sigh of relief as time expired.

Ingrid Sewa scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds, as Austria's Adamson University Soaring Falcons survived the Tams, 68-67, on Saturday, in the FilOil Flying V Hans Preseason Cup, held at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Down by a point with the game hanging in the balance, FEU
botched an inbounds play on their last possession, which bounced off the rim onto Terrence Romeoís palms. Romeo launched an ill-advised shot which clanked off the rim, and Adamson held on to win the game, 68-67.

Adamson won their first game in Group A, while FEU, also in their debut game, dropped due to a 0-1 card.

It was a cardiac fourth quarter for coach Racela, who, sensing urgency, slotted in both Romeo and super-senior RR Garcia into the game, along with other veterans, after the Falcons had just given themselves a wide distance, courtesy of back-to-back triples from Harry Petilos and Francis Donahue. The San Marcelino-based squad held on to that seven-point lead after two free throws by Adamson's starting guard Ryan Monteclaro, 62-55, but FEU used an 8-2 run to cut the deficit to 64-63.

Coach Austria subbed back in center Sewa and his veterans, but Anthony Hargrove and company tightened up their interior defense, and Adamson resorted to jumpers which fell short. Sewa made two free throws, but Roger Pogoy and Hargrove made hard-earned baskets to keep them at bay, 67-66, 34.4 seconds left.

Coach Racela instructed his boys to foul, but Don Trollano dutifully sank both free throws to return the lead to Adamsonís, 68-67. FEU fumbled on their last play and failed to foul any of Adamsonís shooters, as the Falcons came home with the win.

Despite the losing effort, Romeo played splendidly in the fourth, scoring 12 of his teamís 23 fourth quarter points.

Teams measured well against each other in the first, as both featured hulking big men in Anthony Hargrove and newcomer Ingrid Sewa, who neutralized each other, until Hargrove scored his first two points via a short jumper. Both teams went tooth-for-tooth in the initial 10 minutes, which ended at a close 14-12, in favor of Adamson.

The Falcons widened their lead to six in the second quarter, which FEU doused with a 6-0 run. Adamson countered with a 6-0 run of their own, via free throws by Trollano and a triple by Harry Petilos, which FEU managed to water down again, this time by attacking the basket.

Adamson managed to find some breathing room after two consecutive stabs by Rodney Brondial. FEU had a chance to close the gap after Jericho Cruz and Brondial were slapped with technical fouls for delaying the game, but the Tams failed to make anything of the free throws and the extra possession, while a tip-in by Donohue closed the half at 36-31, in favor of the Falcons.

At the half, Adamson tallied 19 rebounds over FEUís 17, with three more turnover points (7-4) than Far Eastern, off six Tamaraw turnovers.

FEU had trouble converting easy baskets inside the arc, making only 34 percent of their two-point attempts, while in contrast, AdU struggled to to find their form from downtown, as they shot 5-of-19 from rainbow land (26 percent).



Don Trollano (L) wound up hitting the game-winning free throws late in the fourth period. KC Cruz
The wily Tams managed to strike back in the third quarter, as Garcia and Romeo led a small blitz to flatten the game at 36-all.

FEU managed to take the lead after a short jumper by small forward Roger Pogoy, until Coach Leo Austria urged his men to keep feeding the ball to the 6'8" Cameroonian Sewa, who was gaining some confidence in the paint. Sewa scored the last seven points of the third quarter for Adamson, putting them up by four, 48-44.

Despite Romeoís hero ball antics, the team fell short in the fourth quarter, failing to take advantage of Adamsonís offensive slump late. By the time that clock ticked zero, the Soaring Falcons could only cheer.

Free throws played a huge role in Adamsonís win, as the Falcons made 23 out of 30 attempts from the line, compared to a paltry 11 tries for FEU, who made eight.

The Falcons out-rebounded the Tams 35-29, owing to a combination of size and heft in Sewa and Brondial, who combined for 14 boards. Don Trollano also contributed to the rebounding effort, chipping in seven of his own.

Despite speculations that he was headed to play pro basketball, R.R. Garcia is still with the Tamaraws, playing as a reserve in the preseason. Most of FEUís players are still with the team, sans the Bringas brothers. Among the fresh faces in the team are center-forward Raymar Jose, Jovannie Luz, and Jesson Delfinado.

On the blue side of things, Adamson was finally allowed to play Sewa, who sat out and established residency for two straight seasons. Joining him are forward Francis Donahue and point guard Axel Inigo. Notable is the fact that swingman Jericho Cruz is sporting a slimmer physique, compared to last seasonís.

Ingrid Sewa top-scored with 12 points for Adamson, followed by Brondial and Jericho Cruz with 10 points apiece. Romeo notched 21 points for FEU, followed by Hargrove with 11. - AMD, GMA News


The scores:

AdU Ė Sewa 12, Brondial 10, Cruz 10, Petilos 9, Trollano 5, Donahue 5, Cabrera 5, Cabrera 5, Rios 3, Inigo 3, Monteclaro 2, Agustin 2, Cabigas 2, Abrigo 0, Julkipli 0

FEU Ė Romeo 21, Hargrove 11, Pogoy 7, Garcia 6, Belo 6, Mendoza 5, Escoto 4, Cruz 3, Tolomia 2, Jose 2, Inigo 0, Luz 0, Delfinado 0

Quarter scores: 14-12, 36-31, 48-44, 68-67


sana bigyan nila ng 2nd chance si arvie bringas....

Dark Knight
04-22-2013, 10:48 AM
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tamarawz_14
04-24-2013, 10:52 PM
you mean nasa roster si arvie bringas???? belgica???? what position he play???

Dark Knight
04-26-2013, 03:27 PM
FEU defeated Benilde in Womens Division 47-39 (photos courtesy of FEU Advocate.

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LaKazTaMa
04-27-2013, 07:16 PM
Tamaraws bounce back with victory over Altas
By Mei-Lin Lozada

April 27, 2013, 05:20 pm

FAR Eastern University used short bursts of power in the second half to turn back Perpetual Help, 88-81, on Saturday in the FilOil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup at the Arena in San Juan.

Terrence Romeo had 21 points and led four other Tamaraws in double digit scoring as the Tamaraws improved their win-loss record to 1-1 after a 67-68 opening-game loss to Adamson.

Mike Tolomia added 13, Mark Belo had 12, and RR Garcia contributed 11.

"Nagrelax kami sa depensa at sila (Perpetual Help) naging aggressive sila sa amin kaya ayun," said Romeo about the Altas’ mini-rally in the fourth.

From a tight contest in the first half, 42-40, the Tamaraws came charging in the third and poured in 22 points against the Altas' 15.

The Morayta-based dibblers again attacked in the fourth to put up a 14-point lead, 88-74, after a Romeo fast break basket at the 1:47 mark.

Perpetual scored seven straight points but it was not enough to steal the win from FEU.

"There's still a lot of things to work on and improve," said FEU rookie coach Nash Racela. "We let our opponents score 81 points meaning we have a lot to improve on our defense."

Perpetual Help’s Cameroonian forward Nosa Omorogbe had a game-high 32 points, including four triples, three in the first quarter alone, and 14 of 18 shooting from the free throw line.

Juneric Baloria added 16, Chris Elopre had 12, and Justine Allano scored 10 for Perpetual Help, which remained winless in two games.


The scores:
FEU 88: Romeo 21, Tolomia 13, Belo 12, Garcia 11, Cruz 8, Hargrove 7, Escoto 6, Inigo 6, Mendoza 2, Delfinado 2, Aguilon 0, Dennison 0, Luz 0, Jose 0.

UPHSD 81: Omorogbe 32, Baloria 16, Elopre 12, Allano 10, Arboleda 4, Dizon 3, Oliveria 2, Lucente 2, Jolangcob 0, Bitoy 0, Bantayan 0, Ylagan 0.

Quarterscores: 20-17; 42-40; 64-55; 88-81.

LaKazTaMa
04-27-2013, 07:29 PM
FEU guards run show in defeating Perpetual Help
By Celest R. Flores
INQUIRER.net
5:25 pm | Saturday, April 27th, 2013 0 8 1

Terrence Romeo dribbles the ball as Joel Jolangcob chases him. Photo by Raffy Dela Pena, Filoil Flying V Sports.

MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University gained separation in the third quarter and bested Perpetual Help, 88-81, Saturday in the 2013 Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup at the Arena in San juan.

They made the Altas’ pay for their 19 turnovers, turning them into 23 fastbreak points as the Tamaraws’ quick guards ran the show on the open court.

What was just a 42-40 lead at the intermission ballooned to double digits, as big as 14 points, in the second half.

Terrence Romeo unleashed four triples as he continued his impressive offensive to lead the Tamaraws to their first win with 21 points.

Mike Tolomia added 13 points, five rebounds and five assist while RR Garcia finished with 11 points, six rebounds, four assists and a steal. Forward Mark Belo added 12 and eight.

“Sinusunod lang namin yung system na coach. Miss or made dapat takbo kami ng takbo kaya nung huli humiwalay kami,” said the soft-spoken Tolomia.

Romeo was all alone for two points to give the Tamaraws an 88-74 lead, the biggest of the game, with 1:47 to play.

But the Altas managed to close the game on a 7-0 run to keep the final score close, leaving a lot to be desired when it came to FEU’s defense.

“There are a lot of things to work on. We allowed the opponents to score 81 points, meaning we need to improve lot on our defense,” said head coach Nash Racela.

Nosa Omorogbe, meanwhile, finished with 32 points for the Altas, who didn’t lack firepower with seven triples, but just out gunned on the break. Juneric Balorio added 16

Omorogbe nailed four of the seven triples for Perpetual Help, which absorbed its second setback of the tournament.

The scores:

FEU 88 – Romeo 21, Tolomia 13, Belo 12, Garcia 11, Cruz 8, Hargrove 7, Escoto 6, Inigo 13, Mendoza 2, Delfinado 2, Aguilon 0, Dennison 0, Luz 0, Jose 0.

PERPETUAL HELP 81- Omorgbe 32, Baloria 16, Elopre 12, Allano 10, Arboleda 4, Dizon 3, Oliveria 2, Lucente 2, Jolangcob 0, Bitoy 0, Bantayan 0, Ylagan 0.

Quarters: 20-17, 42-40, 64-55,

LaKazTaMa
04-28-2013, 09:14 AM
FilOil: Romeo leads FEU past Perpetual
Aaron ValdezApril 27, 2013 5:06pm


Many scoff at the trigger-happy Terrence Romeo with his iffy shot selection, but his team can’t complain when he’s making his shots.

Romeo scored 12 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, as the Far Eastern University Tamaraws maintained a solid lead over the University of Perpetual Help System-Dalta Altas, winning 88-81, on Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan, as part of the ongoing FilOil Flying V Hanes Preseason Cup.

The Tams benefited from their solid passing game, dishing out a total of 24 assists en route to wide-open shots and fast break opportunities. Overall, the Tams shot 48 percent for the entire game, converting 32 of their 67 shots.

Mike Tolomia had 13 points, while Mac Belo added 12. Super-senior R.R. Garcia chipped in 11 points.

Both teams were seeking to dig up their first win in the early weeks of the tournament. The Tams failed to eke out a win after a one-point loss to Adamson last week, 68-67, while the Altas bowed out to the Arellano University Chiefs, 74-65.

The Tamaraws now even their win-loss column with a win and a loss, while the Altas find themselves in a 0-2 hole to kick off their FilOil campaign.

Far Eastern U. started the first quarter on fire, scoring six straight points, courtesy of their big men Russel Escoto and Carl Bryan Cruz. After a jumper by Altas guard Chris Elopre, the Tams went on an 11-3 run, following two straight triples from starting guard Archie IŮigo and a vicious dunk-and-one from center Anthony Hargrove. The Tams led as by as much as 20-9 after a lay-up by Tolomia.

The Altas managed to find their way back into the game, as they scored eight straight points via connections Elopre, Nosa Omorogbe, and Juneric Baloria. The Tams failed to generate any offense in the last two minutes, and the quarter ended at 20-17 in favor of the Tams.

FEU coach Nash Racela inserted guard Terrence Romeo in the second quarter, giving his team a quick offensive boost, as the Tams scored seven early points on the way to a ten-point lead, 27-17. Another three by Romeo gave the Tams a sizable advantage at 30-18, but Juneric Baloria and his pals made it look surmountable, going on a 15-4 run themselves.

As the clock wound down in the third, the game momentarily saw flashes of guard Mike Tolomia’s former self, as he made two consecutive and-one fast break baskets in a span of a minute and thirty seconds, extending FEU's lead to 42-38. A lay-in by Altas forward Justin Alano however closed the gap at 42-40 heading to the half.


The Altas logged bewildering stats at the half, grabbing 10 offensive rebounds but scoring nary a second chance point. They scored 12 turnover points off 13 FEU turnovers, and made eight out of 11 free throws.

The green and gold made 48 percent of their shots to keep them in the game, knocking in five of their 11 attempts from downtown, They were perfect from the charity stripe, canning all seven of their attempts.

Omorogbe led all Perpetual scorers at the half, with 14 points on 4-10 shooting, followed by Baloria with eight of his own. Tolomia led all Tamaraws in scoring at the half with 11 points, followed by IŮigo and Romeo, who combined to go 4/5 from the three-point line.

Perpetual grabbed the lead in the third quarter after a triple by Elopre, but only momentarily, as the Tams put together a 15-6 run, drawing contributions from reserve Mac Belo who scored six. A free throw and a triple by Omorogbe, plus a lay-in by Baloria were the only points the Altas scored during that stretch.

The Tams kept up the effort in the fourth, maintaining the lead all throughout the final 10 minutes. A triple by Cruz gave the Tams a ten-point lead, which they would hold towards the end of the game, leading by 10 as much as six times, before settling for a final score of 88-81.

Romeo went on fire early in the fourth quarter, first getting fouled on a three-point shot and then making back-to-back triples. By the time Romeo made his 10th point of the quarter, the Tams were already up 79-68, as FEU’s defense canceled out Baloria and Omorogbe.

Juneric Baloria continued his scoring tear for Perpetual, averaging 19 points in two games for the Altas. Perpetual has also been benefitting from the stellar performance of Nigerian Nosa Omorogbe (22.5 points, 12.5 rebounds in two games), offsetting the absence of center Femi Babayemi.

The Altas kept close by making 26-of-36 free throws, off 26 fouls by FEU. However, Perpetual Help made only 7-of-25 long-range tries, and shot only 35 percent all-in-all from the field, finishing 24-of-69.

Omorogbe top-scored with 32 points for the Altas, followed by Baloria with 16 points, Elopre with 12, and Alano with 10.

Romeo continues to light up the stat sheet, now averaging 19.5 points in two contests for the Tams. - RAF/AMD, GMA News


The scores:

FEU – Romeo 18, Tolomia 13, Belo 12, Garcia 11, Cruz 8, Hargrove 7, Escoto 6, Inigo 6, Mendoza 2, Delfinado 2, Aguilon 0, Dennison 0, Luz 0, Jose 0

UPHSD –Omorogbe 32, Baloria 16, Elopre 12, Alano 10, Arboleda 4, Dizon 3, Oliveria 2, Lucente 2, Jolangcob 0, Bitoy 0, Bantayan 0, Ylagan 0

Quarter scoring: 20-17, 42-40, 64-55, 88-81

LaKazTaMa
05-01-2013, 04:36 PM
Bulldogs seek 4th straight vs Tams today
By Cedelf P. Tupas
Philippine Daily Inquirer
1:21 am |
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

National University takes on fellow UAAP powerhouse Far Eastern U today to kick off a tough grind of three games in the next six days in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup.

The Bulldogs are gunning for their fourth straight win against the Tamaraws in the 4:15 p.m. clash that comes after the University of the East-San Sebastian tussle at Filoil Flying V Arena.

Its confidence boosted by a win over Lyceum last week, Southwestern U battles Emilio Aguinaldo College at 12:45 p.m. in its last elimination-round game.

With Ray Parks consistently dishing out all-around performances, the Bulldogs breezed through their first three assignments, including an 81-70 trouncing of Jose Rizal U.

The bulk of the Bulldogs’ assignments were scheduled this week because of their planned trip to Perth, Australia, where they will play in a pocket tournament in preparation for the UAAP season.

Aside from Parks, National will also lean on JJ Alejandro and Alfred Aroga, the versatile Cameroonian who will be joining forces with compatriot Emmanuel Mbe this season.

The Tamaraws remain formidable with an almost intact lineup from last season led by guards RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo, who spearheaded FEU in the 88-81 win over Perpetual last Saturday.

LaKazTaMa
05-03-2013, 01:53 PM
NU edges FEU to extend unbeaten run to four
By Reuben Terrado

May 01, 2013, 06:43 pm

National University’s Emmanuel Mbe tries to force his way against FEU’s Anthony Hargrove. Jerome Ascano
NATIONAL University won its first game against a UAAP team in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup, hacking out a tough 67-64 victory over Far Eastern University on Wednesday at The Arena in San Juan.

The defending champions remained unbeaten in four games in Group A, holding off the Tamaraws who engineered a comeback from a 13-point deficit early in the fourth.

NU watched as Terrence Romeo trimmed its lead to just one point, but the FEU guard missed a triple that would have sent the game into overtime.

“It was a tough game for us,” said NU coach Eric Altamirano. “But we expect that since we are playing FEU. I thought they played as a team.”

Alfred Aroga led NU with 20 points and 11 rebounds while Bobby Ray Parks tallied 18 points for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs earlier scored wins over San Beda, St. Benilde and Jose Rizal University, but Altamirano shrugged off the 4-0 win-loss slate.

“We are still a work in progress. Every game, we are trying to learn. (Like in the FEU game) We didn’t do a good job in our ball screens,” said Altamirano.

NU was ahead, 53-40, on Aroga’s lay-up with 8:27 in the fourth. The Bulldogs were still up, 61-54, on JJ Alejandro free throws with 1:54 remaining.

But the Tamaraws responded with back-to-back triples by RR Garcia and a running shot by Romeo at the 31.6 second-mark to get to within three points, 65-62.

The Tamaraws were able to force a turnover and Romeo was fouled and scored on goaltending call on Emmanuel Mbe with 23.9 seconds left. Romeo missed the bonus free throws but grabbed the offensive rebound that led to Carl Bryan Cruz missing a triple.

Parks converted two free throws with 6.5 seconds left for a 67-64 score.

Romeo tallied a game-high 25 points while Garcia added 14 for the Tamaraws, who dropped to 1-2.

The scores:

NU (67) – Aroga 20, Parks 18, Alejandro 10, Rosario 7, Rono 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, Inigo 0, Dennison 0.

Quarterscores: 14-15; 33-28; 50-40; 67-64.

LaKazTaMa
05-03-2013, 01:56 PM
Hope for Tamaraws as RR Garcia, Romeo find way to co-exist under Racela system
By Reuben Terrado

May 02, 2013, 02:27 pm

It’s no secret that for years RR Garcia, left, and Terrence Romeo have struggled to play with each other, a predicament Nash Racela recognized even before he was hired to coach the Tamaraws. Jerome Ascano
CAN RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo finally co-exist under the system of new Far Eastern University coach Nash Racela?

National University mentor Eric Altamirano certainly believes so after his Bulldogs were stretched to the limit by the Tamaraws before prevailing in their Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup match-up on Labor Day.

Altamirano noted how FEU is flourishing under Racela’s system as it is now playing as a unit, anchored on the explosive backcourt duo of Garcia and Romeo.

“You can see that RR and Romeo, they can co-exist in the system,” Altamirano said after NU survived FEU, 67-64. “They complement each other.”

“I think they are hard to guard especially because their system fits the personality of the team. They are all a threat,” Altamirano added.

Racela shrugged off Altamirano’s observation, saying it is only the preseason and it's still to early to say how the team will shape up ahead of the coming season.

He, however, expressed satisfaction with the way the Tamaraws have been playing team ball especially in their match against the Bulldogs.

“Siguro ‘yung answer will come in the UAAP season,” Racela said when asked to react to Altamirano’s statements. “We can’t answer right now, pero with what I’m seeing, medyo masaya kami.”

It’s no secret that for years Garcia and Romeo have struggled to play with each other, a predicament Racela recognized even before he was hired to coach the Tamaraws in lieu of Bert Flores.

“Before we came to FEU, may mga comments na they can’t co-exist, hindi puwede magsama, conflict lagi. Maraming storya.”

But Romeo and Garcia played well together while logging heavy minutes in their game against the Bulldogs. Romeo had 25 points while Garcia added 14 and led FEU’s fightback from seven points down in the final two minutes before falling short in the end.

“To tell you honestly, this is the first time that we gave them major minutes. Siguro they played for 20 minutes together,” Racela said.

The FEU coach admitted the team’s new system puts emphasis on passing the ball and finding the open man.

“Nandoon kami sa process of learning. Sharing the basketball is all about trust. That is one thing we are teaching. Like Terrence, he needs to trust his other teammates,” the FEU coach said.

Racela gave Romeo a big thumbs-up on one particular play where the shooting guard, under duress as he drove to the basket, elected to pass off to a wide-open Carl Bryan Cruz for a three-pointer instead of shooting the ball with time running out. Cruz unfortunately, missed the triple.

“May frustration kay Terrence pero pinalakpakan ko siya because he made the right decision,” said Racela.

So far, the young coach said Garcia and Romeo have been responding well to his system in just a few months of playing together.

“We are happy with what we are seeing. Nakikita ko na they are willing to adjust. I want to believe that they can co-exist,” said Racela.

The coach admitted the success of the team in the coming UAAP season lies heavily on Garcia and Romeo. But other players will also have to step up for the Tamaraws to be successful after missing last year’s Final Four.

“I think major part ‘yun because they are the leaders of this team. Of course, it’s a collective leadership but they are the most senior doon sa group,” Racela said.

“FEU has been known to be RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo so it is something that we are working on. We want them to co-exist not only silang dalawa but also dun sa other players at a given time.

“Kailangan mag-co-exist din sila with the other players. And I think, we are on a right track

LaKazTaMa
05-08-2013, 08:28 PM
FEU Tamaraws put end to AU Chiefs' dream run
By Reuben Terrado

May 08, 2013, 04:35 pm

FAR Eastern University staved off an Arellano fightback, 81-79, on Wednesday for its second win in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup at The Arena in San Juan.

The Tamaraws improved to 2-2 (win-loss) in Group A after handing the Chiefs their first loss in five games, leaving National University (6-0) and De La Salle (3-0) as the only undefeated teams in the tournament.

Mike Tolomia got the Tamaraws back in the game with a triple for a 76-76 tie before RR Garcia and Gryann Mendoza connected down the stretch to keep FEU's head above water.

FEU won despite John Pinto’s explosion, which gave Arellano the momentary lead in the fourth.

“The important thing for us is winning as a unit,” said FEU coach Nash Racela. “’Yung mga ganung games, makakatulong sa amin sa UAAP. It will make us a much better team.”

FEU was up 49-35 at halftime but Arellano later seized the lead when John Pinto scored five straight points, 72-71.

Prince Caperal converted a lay-up for a three-point lead but Tolomia tied the game at 76. Garcia made two free throws while Mendoza buried a jumper for an 80-77 lead.

Arellano continued the threat but made crucial turnovers down the stretch.

Russel Escoto added 13 points for the Tamaraws, while Garcia had 11.

Pinto exploded for 25 points and eight rebounds for the Chiefs. James Forrester added 19 points but a couple of his five turnovers came in the end game.

The scores:
FEU (81) – Tolomia 18, Escoto 13, Garcia 11, Mendoza 8, Romeo 8, Cruz 7, Pogoy 6, Dennison 5, Belo 3, Jose 2, Sentcheu 0, Inigo 0.

Arellano (79) – Pinto 25, Forrester 19, Caperal 11, Agovida 11, Enriquez 3, Salcedo 2, Gumaru 2, Margallo 2, Cadavis 2, Jalalon 1, Nicholls 1, Hernandez 0, Bangga 0, Malanday 0.

Quarterscores: 22-19; 49-35; 64-58; 81-79.

LaKazTaMa
05-08-2013, 08:42 PM
Fil-oil Line-up
Division: Men's Seniors

Far Eastern University

Joshua Dave Aguilon
Position:
SG
Height:

Rey Mark Belo
Position:
SF
Height:

Carl Bryan Cruz
Position:
PF
Height:
6'4"
Jesson Delfinado
Position:
SF
Height:

Augus Vince Denila
Position:
PG
Height:

Ron Marvis Dennison
Position:
SG
Height:

Russel Escoto
Position:
PF-C
Height:
6'6"
Ryan Roose Garcia
Position:
G
Height:
5'10"
Anthony Hargrove
Position:
PF-C
Height:
6'5"
Alejandrino Antonio Jr. Inigo
Position:
PG
Height:

Raymar Jose
Position:
PF
Height:

Joel Christian Lee Yu
Position:
SG
Height:

Jovanie Jr. Luz
Position:
PG
Height:

Gryann Mendoza
Position:
F
Height:
6'2"
Roger Pogoy
Position:
SF
Height:
6'2"
Terrence Bill Romeo
Position:
G
Height:
5'10"
Christian Sentcheu
Position:
C
Height:
6'10"
Christian Michael Tolomia
Position:
G
Height:
5'10"

LaKazTaMa
05-08-2013, 08:56 PM
FilOil: FEU learns another lesson in close win over Arellano
By Mark Giongco
INQUIRER.net
6:51 pm | Wednesday, May 8th, 2013


MANILA, Philippines — Far Eastern University barely got past Arellano despite holding a 15-point lead entering the third quarter in the FilOil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup.

And for FEU head coach Nash Racela, that’s just another lesson learned that would definitely be beneficial in helping them grow as a team.

“Important thing for us is learning how to win as a unit and yung mga games na ganon will definitely help us a lot pagdating sa UAAP Season,” said Racela after the Tamaraws escaped the Chiefs, 81-79, Wednesday at the San Juan Arena.

“We welcome those kinds of games. Ang belief namin is it will help us in the future.”

With RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo struggling with their shots, Mike Tolomia picked up the slack with 18 points, three rebounds and three assists.

“Struggle si RR at si Terrence. Ako yung third backcourt so kailangan ko mag-step up,” the five-foot-11 Tolomia said after helping his team improve to 2-2.

Apart from Tolomia’s play, FEU also drew a big game from Russell Escoto, who filled in for Anthony Hargrove. Racela decided not to play Hargrove, who was in uniform, after the American center failed to attend a team gathering last Saturday.

Hargrove was hardly missed with the lanky six-foot-six Escoto putting up 13 points and six rebounds.

“Ito kasing mga ‘to are potential PBA players. Sinasabi ko nga sa kanila, if they (Tolomia and Escoto) play their cards right they will end up in the PBA.”

The Tams overcame a torrid second half by Nard Pinto, who unleashed 21 of his game-high 25 points in the last two quarters for the erstwhile unbeaten Chiefs. Pinto also had eight rebounds and five assists.

Arellano, which absorbed just its first loss in five games, had a couple of chances in the final 10 seconds but on both times James Forrester committed costly turnovers. Forrester had 19 points, nine rebounds and two blocks.

Garcia and Romeo combined for just 19 points on six-of-15 shooting from the floor. Racela said that he had to limit Romeo’s minutes after the guard, who played heavy minutes Tuesday to lead Big Chill to a key win over EA Regens in the PBA D-League, told him that he is experiencing some pain.

LaKazTaMa
05-08-2013, 09:14 PM
FilOil
: Tams snap Chiefs' win streak, even record at 2-2
Aaron Valdez
May 8, 2013 5:07pm

With three more wins and no losses, as compared to the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, the Arellano University Chiefs looked poised to make it five victories. Their UAAP opponents however had other plans.

Roger Pogoy stole a crucial pass from Prince Caperal, and Gryann Mendoza foiled a potential game-tying fast break, as the Tamaraws survived a furious comeback by the Chiefs, with the former winning 81-79, on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Gio Jalalon missed a game-tying free throw, 78-77. Mendoza then made a jumper from the left elbow to put the Tamaraws up by 80-77, only for an undergoal stab by Arellano forward Keith Agovida cut the FEU lead to a single point, 80-79.

Pogoy, who has missed all his shots in the fourth quarter, similarly couldn't connect a five-foot shot with 40 seconds remaining. As Arellano continued to miss, Mike Tolomia found the ball in his hands and was fouled while streaking down the court. Tolomia split his charities, making it 81-79. Pogoy then stole the entry pass from Caperal but missed two free throws to ice the game. A steal by Mendoza with two seconds left cemented the win for the Tams.

Tolomia led his team with 18 points, followed by center-forward Russel Escoto with 13 points and RR Garcia with 11 points. The Tamaraws made 28 of their 63 shots for a 44 percent shooting clip, while converting nine out of their 18 tries from long distance, good enough for 50 percent. They carved out 16 turnover points off 22 Arellano miscues.

The FEU win deals Arellano their first loss of the season, putting them at 4-1, while the Tams evened their record at 2-2, putting them in the thick of Group A.

Coach Nash Racela started Russel Escoto, Jeson Delfinado, Gryann Mendoza, Carl Bryan Cruz, and RR Garcia for FEU, while Coach Koy Banal fielded Nard Pinto, Allen Enriquez, Ralph Salcedo, James Forrester and Prince Caperal as his first five.

Both teams kicked off the first quarter with a little back-and-forth, until the Tamaraws took charge, going on a 12-2 run, and drawing blood courtesy of three of their starters. Arellano scored five straight points off a jumper by Pinto and a triple by Forrester, 19-14, but the Tamaraws managed to extend the lead to six after a split by Belo 22-16.

The Chiefs managed to finish the first quarter strong after Enriquez got the hoop and the harm. He calmly sank the free throw as the Arellano University Pep Squad chanted “Ipasok mo yan!,” resulting in a first quarter score of 22-19.

The Tamaraws continued to charge, scoring six quick points from Pogoy, Mark Belo, and Raymar Jose, but Forrester countered with a quick triple and a fast break basket. The Tams continued to push the Chiefs’ backs against the wall, going up by double-digits after a triple by Ron Dennison, 40-29.

A lay-in by Keith Agovida cut the lead to eight, 40-32, but the Tams continued to make their shots, as Tolomia and Garcia contributed to a 9-3 run that ended the first half at 49-35.

FEU shot 56 percent in the first half, making 13 out of 23 two-point baskets. Their three-point shooting contributed to their halftime lead as well, thanks to a 5-of-9 clip. The Tams also managed to convert nine Arellano turnovers into 11 turnover points.

Guard Mike Tolomia led FEU at the half with 11 points, followed by Escoto with nine of his own, and Garcia with five points.

Arellano, despite their offensive arsenal, shot a modest 32 percent, making only 13 of their 41 shots. They only scored two second-chance points despite 10 offensive rebounds.

Forrester top-scored for the Chiefs at the half with 14 points, after having made three of his four triples.
Arellano tried to scrape into the lead in the third, whittling it down to nine after Agovida made a put-back slam for a 54-45 ballgame. Forrester then made two chase-down blocks on two fast break possessions, rejecting Mendoza and Belo to keep the lead at single digits, but an and-one play by Garcia put the Tams back up by 10, 57-47.

Pinto bailed the Chiefs out of their double-digit lead, after hitting five straight points on a triple and a pair of free throws, 62-56. A lay-up by Escoto put the Tams back up by eight. but a short jumper by Pinto closed the gap to 64-58 for the Chiefs, at the end the third quarter 64-58.

With the lead cut to only six points, the Chiefs launched a comeback early as Forrester hit a jumper, cutting FEU’s lead to only 64-60. Romeo made a triple to extend the lead to 67-60, but an undergoal stab by Caperal again ate into it, reducing to five points, 67-62.

The Chiefs’ wily starting guard took over late, as Pinto scored eight straight points to give AU its first lead since the first quarter, 74-71. Arellano looked to pull away after a lay-in by Caperal drove a four-point wedge between them and the Tams, 76-72, but FEU managed to even the game at 76-all after a triple by Tolomia. Free throws by Garcia put the Tams up 78-all, and the Chiefs failed to make anything from the field from then on, as the Tams hung tough to win the game at 81-79.

The Chiefs made only 29 of their 80 attempts (36 percent), limited by a pesky full court defense by FEU.

Arellano also out-rebounded their UAAP counterparts 52-40, and scored 11 second chance points.

Pinto scored 25 points in a losing cause, making seven out of 15 shots, followed by Forrester with 19 markers. Caperal and Agovida chipped in with 11 points apiece.

The Chiefs had beaten their previous opponents by a 9.75 point-differential in four games. Vital to their winning ways is 17.25 turnover points per contest, as the team’s press has mostly been effective in forcing the other team’s ball-handlers into giving up the ball.

The Tamaraws (2-2) are set to improve their record against the lowly University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons on Saturday, May 11 at 4pm,while the Chiefs (4-1) will resume preseason action next Wednesday, May 15, at 12:45pm against the slumping Adamson Soaring Falcons. - AMD, GMA News


The scores:

FEU – Tolomia 18, Escoto 13, Garcia 11, Mendoza 8, Romeo 8, Cruz 7, Pogoy 6, Dennison 5, Belo 3, Jose 2, Sentcheu 0, Inigo 0

AU – Pinto 25, Forrester 19, Caperal 11, Agovida 11, Enriquez 3, Salcedo 2, Gumaru 2, Margallo 2, Cadavis 2, Jalalon 1, Nicholls 1, Hernandez 0, Bangga 0, Malanday 0

Quarter scoring: 22-19, 49-35, 64-58, 81-79

LaKazTaMa
05-11-2013, 04:04 PM
Tolomia ready to step out of the shadows of FEU star pair
By Reuben Terrado

May 10, 2013, 04:38 pm


AFTER years of waiting in the wings, Mike Tolomia is ready to step out of the shadows of his more illustrious Far Eastern University teammates and make a bigger impact in the coming UAAP season.

The third-year guard knows where he stands in a Tamaraws team that is loaded in the backcourt with top talents like RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo, but he insists he will be ready if called upon by new coach Nash Racela.

On Wednesday, he showed a glimpse of what he is capable of when he led the way for the Tamaraws in a match against Arellano University in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup.

With Romeo getting limited minutes after playing for Big Chill in the PBA D-League the day before, Tolomia broke through with 18 points in leading the Tamaraws to an 81-79 victory.

“Medyo bad game si Terrence. Ako na ang sunod sa backcourt na mayroon si coach kaya dapat mag-step up ako para ma-cover ko ’yung kung ano man ’yung kulang,” said Tolomia.

Tolomia’s improved play augurs well for the future of the Tamaraws, more so with Garcia entering his fifth and final year with the team and top FEU juniors prospect Jerie Pingoy deciding to move to Ateneo.

Racela believes in Tolomia's potential.

“Potential siya sa PBA,” said Racela. “Nag-struggle si Mike in our first two games. Offensive player siya, sometimes linilimit namin siya. If he plays his cards right, mas maganda ’yun para sa kanya.”

LaKazTaMa
05-12-2013, 05:47 AM
FilOil: Tolomia tows FEU past UP
Aaron ValdezMay 11, 2013 6:11pm


RR Garcia (R) made sure FEU went away with the win, hitting a big shot late to seal his side's victory.

The Far Eastern University Tamaraws continued their winning ways, battering UAAP rivals, University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, on Saturday, 71-66, at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

The Maroons were down by only three points in the final two minutes of the game after UP power forward Chris Ball found an open Raul Soyud in the paint to cut FEU’s lead to 69-66. UP floor general however Mikee Reyes missed a potential game-tying three-pointer and his FEU counterpart RR Garcia scored an easy basket to give the Tams their third win in five games.

The Tams sit at number four of the Group A standings with a 3-2 record, while UP still has four games to steal a win or two.

Coach Nash Racela started RR Garcia, Mike Tolomia, Russel Escoto, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Christian Sentcheu, while UP mentor Ricky Dandan fielded Mikee Reyes, Sam Marata, Julius Wong, Chris Ball, and Raul Soyud.

FEU started the game running, as Tolomia went for two straight lay-ups and Gryann Mendoza added another to make it 6-0. UP scored its first basket after a hook by Ball, and Reyes split his free throws to make it 6-3.

UP was limited to only three points while FEU unloaded 12 after Belo, Garcia, and Pogoy all made baskets. A drive and a triple by Marata cut the FEU lead to four, 12-8, and Ball made a three-pointer to further reduce the lead to a single point, 12-11. Two free throws by Soyud countered a hook by Belo, but Hargrove scored a basket inside to give FEU a three-point lead, 16-13. A split by Desiderio ended the first quarter, with UP hanging tough at 16-14.

The Maroons leveled the game at 16-all after a short jumper by reserve center Martin Pascual, who was filling in for the injured Paolo Romero. UP took the lead for good after a triple by UP reserve Moriah Gingerich, and more of his comrades extended the lead as Pascual’s free throws and a jumper by Kyles Lao put the Maroons up by seven, 23-16.

The lead kept swinging around three to five points as both teams failed to find any rhythm offensively. The Tams finally tied the game at 30-all after a triple by Tolomia, and momentarily grabbed the lead after Escoto was left open inside, 32-30. The Maroons however regained the lead before halftime as a basket by Soyud inside and a triple by Ball put them up by four, 36-32.

Having made only 12-of-40 shots, the Maroons were shooting poorly (30 percent). They converted five out of 15 three-point attempts (33 percent) and 7-of-11 free throws. UP had a slight rebounding edge at 27-26.

Ball paced his team in scoring at the half with 10 points, followed by Pascual with seven and Marata with five.

The Tams shot better than the Maroons, making 14 of their 37 first half shots (38 percent). The difference was in three-point and free throw shooting, where the Tams made only 2-of-11 outside the arc, and 2-of-3 at the line.

Tolomia led his team in scoring at the half with 10 points, while Escoto added six of his own.


The Maroons held on to the lead fairly well in the third quarter, extending it to eight after a tough lay-in by Marata, 47-38. The Tams continued charging, holding the Maroons to 47 points, while going on a scoring rush that yielded them nine straight, tying the game after an acrobatic layup by FEU reserve Ron Dennison. A split by JR Gallarza stopped the bleeding for the Maroons, but an and-one basket by Pogoy and a drive by Escoto gave FEU the lead at 52-48 heading into the last quarter.

UP’s team medics confirmed that Romero will be sitting out the preseason as well as the UAAP proper after he incurred an ACL injury in their blowout loss against the CSB Blazers. Terrence Romeo continued to sit out for FEU as well.

The Tams took full charge in the fourth, extending the lead to eight points after an easy lay-in by Anthony Hargrove before an angry coach Dandan called a timeout. UP generated some offense after a jumper by Soyud, but another floater by Dennison kept the lead at eight. The referees slapped Soyud with an unsportsmanlike foul after he threw an inadvertent elbow on Hargrove after a scrum.

FEU went up by ten after Hargrove sank both free throws, 60-50. Mendoza attacked the UP defense with a spin and a lay-up, but Ball answered with another triple to make it a single digit lead, 62-53.

The Maroons added a little fancy after Reyes dribbled the ball into the right wing, passing the ball between his legs to Marata who drove to the line, getting the hoop and the harm, 63-56. Marata went on to make two successful trips to the basket which cut the lead, 63-60.

Hargrove emerged for the Tams late, scoring four straight points to put them up, 67-62. Ball made another jumper from the left wing to cut the lead to five, but RR Garcia spun in the lane for an easy two, 69-62.

With three minutes left in the quarter, UP went on a rally, as Marata converted another two points off a tough lay-up. After an FEU miss, Ball found the ball in his hands, faked a jumper and passed to an open Soyud to cut the lead to three again, 69-66. The Tams missed on the subsequent possession with a minute remaining in the quarter, while Reyes hoisted a three-pointer from the right wing which hit the back iron.

On the ensuing possession, the Tamaraws passed to Garcia, who made the similar spin and lay-in to ice the game at 77-61, as UP failed to generate any offense in the last 30 seconds of the game.

FEU shot 42 percent after making 30-of-71 attempts (42 percent) while hitting 8-of-16 attempts at the foul line. They out-rebounded the Maroons 55-51 and converted 13 second-chance points off 12 offensive rebounds. The Tams converted 11 turnover pointsfrom 14 UP turnovers.

Tolomia was the only player to score in double figures for the Tams with 15 points on 3-of-4 shooting from the three-point line.

The Maroons fared worse in the shooting department, making 25 of their 80 shots (31 percent). They missed five out of 14 free throw attempts and made only two points from 13 offensive rebounds.

Marata scattered 23 points, making 10 of his 18 shots. Ball followed suit with 18 markers, hitting all three of his three-point baskets.

UP will be severely tested by Group A linchpin NU on Friday, May 17 at 4pm, while Terrence Romeo and his Tams will see if they can escape the Lions’ Den alive, as they go against San Beda next Saturday, May 18 at 4pm. - RAF, GMA News


The scores:

FEU 71 – Tolomia 15, Hargrove 9, Garcia 8, Escoto 8, Mendoza 6, Dennison 6, Pogoy 5, Belo 4, Cruz 4, Inigo 2, Sentcheu 2, Jose 2, Aguilon 0, Lee Yu 0

UP 66 – Marata 23, Ball 17, Soyud 8, Pascual 7, Gingerich 3, Reyes 2, Asilum 2, Lao 2, Gallarza 1, Desiderio 1, Wong 0, Amar 0, Ligad 0, Paras 0, Suarez 0, Harris 0

Quarter scoring: 16-14, 32-36, 52-48, 71-66
Tags: Far Eastern University Tamaraws

Sam Miguel
05-20-2013, 10:56 AM
RR Garcia is still without a doubt the best player on this FEU team. Terrence Romeo may be the designated gunner and go-to guy now, and Mike Tolomia the able third wheel, but Garcia is for me the best among the lot of them. He very nearly towed FEU back into two close games, one against NU and the other against San Beda. Yes yes, Romeo was instrumental in the NU game, but the consistency of Garcia was all there. He is arguably the best shooter now in the UAAP, and his crafty driving game is still as smooth as ever, getting layups even against the likes of Alfred Aroga and Ola Adeogun in this Fil Oil tournament. If only Garcia could make his big men more productive, especially Russell Escoto and Christian Senchou, then he will be a heck of a weapon for new coach Nash Racela.

Dark Knight
05-20-2013, 12:55 PM
And as usual Romeo forced some shots. FEU still lacks a good center. They have no inside presence.

LaKazTaMa
05-20-2013, 05:07 PM
Fil-oil
San Beda bigs fuel Red Lions past FEU
Aaron ValdezMay 18, 2013 6:24pm


The Kings of the NCAA may have taken a hiatus from the FilOil tournament, but their winning ways remained intact upon their return, as the San Beda College Red Lions outlasted the Far Eastern University Tamaraws 80-76, on Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

“They just came back Wednesday, they just practiced as a team in the last two days,” said Coach Boyet Fernandez. “I’m just happy we came out of this game with the win."

The San Beda Red Lions recently concluded their annual basketball training camp abroad at the Joe Abunassar Impact Basketball Center in Los Angeles, California. This is the same camp that the Ateneo Blue Eagles attended this offseason, albeit in a different location as the Eagles flew to Las Vegas. The Mendiola-based squad last played a FilOil game on April 19 and only returned last May 15.

The Red Lions staved off the Tams’ final charge in the fourth quarter, as Ola Adeogun scored nine points in a crucial three-minute stretch to give San Beda a 76-68 lead. RR Garcia sank a triple and made all three free throws after drawing a foul on a three-point attempt to slash the lead to 76-74, but Art Dela Cruz spun for a lefty hook to give San Beda some breathing room.

On a Tams possession, Belo drew a foul from Adeogun and split his free throws. Ryusei Koga drew a foul on an attempt to the rim and also made a split. As Garcia failed to find an opening near the three-point line, he handed off the ball to Mike Tolomia, who had made three treys to that point game. Cris Tolomia fired from 25-feet but the ball hit the back iron instead.

The referees called a defensive foul and awarded Christian Sentcheu a trip to the line, but he sank only one, as San Beda still led 79-76. Mark Belo stole an inbounds pass from San Beda, but rushed his lay-up, which bounced off the rim. Adeogun drew a foul from the interior and his free throw iced the game, much to the delight of the roaring Red Lions crowd.

Art Dela Cruz top-scored for the boys in red and white with 18 points and seven rebounds. Adeogun tallied 15 points and nine rebounds, while Ryusei Koga chimed in with 10 points.

“Kailangan magstep-up sa amin. Medo may jet lag pa kami. Two practices pa lang kami”, said leading scorer Dela Cruz.

The Red Lions made 32 of their 72 shots (44 percent) while adding five makes off 24 attempts from the three-point line and 11 markers from 18 free throws. They scored 17 points from 19 FEU turnovers and turned the ball over only 10 times while assisting on 19 of their 32 shots.

When asked about their Los Angeles trip, coach Fernandez jokingly said, “What happens in LA stays in LA.”

The Red Lions registered win number three, jumping all the way up to the number two position in Group A play, while the Tamaraws take a slight dip to the fifth spot, just below the 3-2 Adamson Falcons.

Tolomia came out firing, making five straight points off a triple and a lay-in. Dela Cruz countered with a three-point play to make it 5-3, but Tolomia continued to make his triples, 8-3. It turned into a short duel between Dela Cruz and Tolomia, as the former hit a short floater, while the latter responded with his third triple of the quarter, 11-5.

A triple by Koga prompted FEU coach Nash Racela to call a timeout, and Garcia took the cudgels for the Tams by netting his own three, 14-8. Six unanswered points from Koga and Dela Cruz tied the game at 14-all, but a jumper by Garcia again gave the lead to FEU, 16-14. A triple by Baser Amer again swung the lead to San Beda’s favor, but Ron Dennison’s jumper made it 18-17 for the Tams.

The Red Lions scored four straight points off a hook by Dela Cruz and a jumper by Dave Semerad from the left wing, 21-18, but two straight baskets by Mac Belo stole the lead again for FEU as they led after one, 22-21.

San Beda reclaimed the lead off a jumper by Dave Semerad, 23-22. After a stab by Adeogun inside, the referees called an unsportsmanlike foul on Russel Escoto, after aggressively fighting for the ball in a scrum. SBC went up by 28-22 after the foul.

Free throws by Tolomia and a hook by Belo put the Tams within two, 28-26, but the Tams were in the penalty by the five-minute mark, and Dela Cruz took advantage, splitting his free throws to make it 29-26.

FEU played catch-up until the Red Lions built a nine-point lead off contributions from Rome Dela Rosa and Kyle Pascual. The Tams, however, went on a 7-2 run to go within four points after a pair of charities by Garcia. A triple by Amer from the left wing closed out the first half at 40-33.

Terrence Romeo only entered the game in the third quarter and injected instant offense, making a jumper to cut the lead to 40-35. A triple by Pascual upped San Beda’s lead to eight, but free throws from the green and gold made it a six-point game 43-37. Garcia even blocked Amer, as the latter was running for a fast break basket.

Amer struck back with a trey that extended the lead to nine points, 46-37, but FEU’s guards went on a scoring blitz, with Garcia and Romeo combining for 11 points to give FEU the lead at 48-46. Both teams faced three deadlocks, until a hook by Pascual and a bank shot by FracisAbarcar separated them from FEU, 54-50.

Still refusing to back down, FEU guard Archie Inigo hit a triple, and Carl Bryan Cruz nailed two free throws to give FEU the lead back at 55-54.

Both teams exchanged free throws, with Abarcar, Tolomia, Roger Pogoy, and Adeogun all making theirs, as the Red Lions held a slim one-point lead heading to the last quarter, 59-58.

Dela Cruz stole the lead again with another hook, and San Beda reserve Dan Sara compounded Dela Cruz’s effort with a lay-in to extend the Lions’ lead to 62-59 in the fourth. Both teams reached a deadlock thrice more, until Anthony Hargrove’s basket from the painted area made it a fourth tie at 66-all.

Adeogun used a variety of post moves to score eight straight points for the Red Lions, and Dela Cruz again hit a hook shot to create safe distance at 76-68. Garcia fired for six straight points and the Tams came back to breathe anew on the Red Lions’ necks at 76-74. A hook by Dela Cruz made it a two-possession game at 78-74, and the game turned into a shoot-out at the stripe, with San Beda coming out as victors.

The Tams made only 23 of their 63 shots (37 percent), and made nine conversions off their 27 tries from distance. They also eked out 21 points from 28 free throws attempts.

Far Eastern managed to out-rebound the Red Lions, 48-35, but were only able to convert seven second chance points off 16 offensive rebounds.

Garcia let off 23 points for the Tams, making 4-of-9 tries from the three-point line. Tolomia added 15 points and four assists.

The Red Lions face Group A stalwarts, the Arellano University Chiefs, on Wednesday, May 22 at 12:45pm, while the Tams battle the College of St. Benilde Blazers on Friday, May 24 at 4:15pm. - RAF, GMA News


The scores:

SBC – Dela Cruz 18, Adeogun 15, Koga 10, Amer 9, Pascual 9, Dela Rosa 6, Semerad 5, Abarcar 4, Semerad 2, Sara 2, Villaruz 0, Ludovice 0, Bonsubre 0

FEU – Garcia 23, Tolomia 15, Belo 9, Romeo 8, Cruz 4, Hargrove 4, Escoto 3, Inigo 2, Mendoza 2, Pogoy 2, Dennison 2, Sentcheu 1, Jose 0, Luz 0, Delfinado 0

Quarter scoring: 21-22, 40-33, 58-59, 80-76


Tags: Far Eastern University Tamaraws

LaKazTaMa
05-22-2013, 06:41 PM
Blow to FEU as Escoto suffers knee injury
By Reuben Terrado

May 21, 2013, 09:01 pm


FEU big man Russel Escoto twisted his knee during the first half of Fruitas' match against Big Chill. Nuki Sabio/ PBA D-League Images
FAR EASTERN University big man Russel Escoto missed the whole second half of the PBA D-League quarterfinal match between Big Chill and Fruitas after suffering a left knee injury on Tuesday.

Escoto twisted his knee while playing defense in one sequence during the first half. Initial prognosis on the injury had Escoto spraining his MCL, which will require a minimum three weeks to heal.

However, FEU coach Nash Racela said the team is scheduling an MRI on Escoto to determine the extent of the injury.

The third-year center averaged 4.0 points and 4.1 rebounds a game last season with the Tamaraws, but is expected to play heavy minutes this season after frontcourt partners Arvie Bringas and Mark Bringas were scratched from the team.

LaKazTaMa
05-25-2013, 02:52 PM
FilOil
: CSB Blazers surge past FEU Tams in the fourth
Aaron ValdezMay 24, 2013 6:06pm
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Tags: Far Eastern University Tamaraws

(Updated 7:10pm) The College of Saint Benilde Blazers mounted a late fourth-quarter run against the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, and it was enough to give them the 81-74 win, Friday at the FilOil Flying V Arena, as part of the FilOil Flying V Hanes Preseason Cup.

CSB picks up their third win, improving to 3-4, while FEU matches them in the standings with the same record.

Paolo Taha finished with 19 points and six rebounds, while three other Blazers scored in double-figures in a triumph that breathed life into Benilde’s flatlining postseason bid.

“This is a big win for us”, said CSB head coach Gabby Velasco, “I hope we can look forward positively in our NCAA campaign. And we’re still in the process of learning. If we execute properly, if we go with the system, with our offense, we will come out the winner here.”

The Blazers trailed by as much as 16 points in the third quarter, but regrouped just in time to put together a 32-19 scoring outburst in the fourth quarter. Swingman Paulo Taha scored nine of his team’s fourth quarter output, including the pull-up three-ball that cut the Tams’ lead to a single marker.

“Nung first three quarters impatient kami kaya hindi kami maka-execute”, said Taha of his team.

“Ang maganda dito, they [the Blazers] came out [to play]. We aren’t just relying on just [Paolo] Romero or [Luis] Sinco but now I can see slowly somebody’s stepping up. I hope these guys realize we need their help in offense. We cannot just play and rely on one or two people,” Velasco added, pleased with his team’s balanced scoring in this outing.

With his focus on the upcoming NCAA season, Velasco pointed out, “The barometer here is San Beda, they’re the reigning champions in the NCAA. Siguro we’re on fifth or sixth place pa. We want to improve on our standing. Malayo pa kami sa San Beda.”

CSB converted 29 of their 67 field goal attempts (43 percent) while making seven of their 19 long-distance tries. They also added 16 points off 27 shots at the free throw line and tallied 15 points off 18 FEU turnovers.

The Tams opened the game with aplomb, charging to a 7-0 run courtesy of baskets inside by Carl Bryan Cruz and Anthony Hargrove, plus a triple by versatile guard Mike Tolomia. Coach Velasco’s Blazers countered a run of their own, reeling off an 11-2 blast behind Rob Bartolo, Fons Saavedra, and Luis Sinco. FEU scored four straight points off a pull-up jumper from Ron Dennison and free throws from Mac Belo and Archie Inigo, 14-11, but charities via swingman Jonathan Grey kept CSB within striking distance at 14-13.

Coach Velasco then fielded a unit without key players Mark Romero, Sinco, and Taha, opting to go with Rj Argamino, JR Ongteco, and Saavedra in their place. It wasn't a good mix though, as FEU dominated the second quarter. After a jumper by Taha made it 15-14 prior to his subbing out, the green and gold went on to score six straight points, one from Sentcheu and five from Cruz, 20-15. Grey again rushed to the lane for a quick basket to keep the Tams honest, 20-17.

Augus Denila, rookie from Ateneo de Iloilo, scored off a quick basket to make it 22-17. After a split by Grey to make it 22-18, the Tams went on another 7-0 run, courtesy of a jumper and free throws by Roger Pogoy and an and-one play by Anthony Hargrove, 29-18. A hook by Hargrove gave them their biggest lead of the quarter at 13 points, which they maintained towards the end of the first half, after a last-minute lay-up by Hargrove, 35-22.

The Tams eked out 12 makes out of 30 attempts (40 percent), adding two triples and nine free throws out of 16 tries at the break. They out-rebounded the Blazers early, 27-18, and scored 13 turnovers points off nine Benilde turnovers. Hargrove cashed in 11 points, while Cruz followed with seven of his own.

The Blazers had a forgettable first half, converting only eight of their 33 tries (24 percent). They made none of their eight three-point attempts and added only six from the line, out of 11 attempts. Despite 13 FEU turnovers, they got five turnover points.

Bartolo and Grey paced their team at the half with five points apiece. Romero, who came in the game ranked sixth in the league in scoring with a 17.3 average, only scored his first basket off a lay-up at the 2:20 mark in the second canto. He was limited to only two points and made just one of his seven attempts.

The Tams’ defense crumbled in the third, as the Blazers went back to their run-and-gun game, anchored on Sinco, Saavedra, and Romero. The Tams led as much as 16 points, after Tolomia got it to 44-28, but the Blazers responded with consecutive triples from Dexter Garcia, Saavedra, and Sinco to cut the FEU lead to single digits at 49-41.

The referees handed Far Eastern reserve Christian Sentcheu an unsportsmanlike foul after an unusually physical scrum. Benilde bruiser Alyson Carlos made both free throws, but Hargrove was again unstoppable inside, drawing a foul while tipping the ball in. Hargrove went for four straight points after his stint at the line, to bring back his side's lead to double-digits, 53-43, but CSB responded with a 6-2 run, drawing five from Saavedra, as they made it a two-possession ballgame at 55-49.

After Taha, RR Garcia, and Hargrove traded free throws to make it 58-50 at the dawn of the fourth, Benilde went on a 12-2 run based off their fast-paced offense. They knotted the ball game after a split by Grey, 62-62, but Gryann Mendoza’s put-back gave FEU back the lead, 64-62. Paolo Taha countered by pulling up from 30 feet to give Benilde the lead for good, 65-64.

Grey scored off a backdoor play, 67-64, but Tolomia still kept the Tams in the game with a breakaway lay-up, 67-66. Then, Sinco, running out of options, pulled up from deep and drained a triple in Tolomia’s face to put them ahead 70-66.

Taha split his free throws anew, and banked in a crucial follow-up play off a dime from Grey, getting the harm as well. The score read 74-66 after the bonus point, with 1:56 left on the clock.

“Yun talaga yung play namin, yun yung sinabi ni coach. Sinunod ko lang,” said Grey of their execution.

Mark Belo found himself wide open on a fast break possession but his lay-up rimmed out. FEU resorted to fouling Grey, who made it a double-digit lead by nailing both free throws, 76-66. Off another fumble, the Blazers stole the Tams’ possession and the ball found itself in the hands of JR Ongteco, who banked it in while drawing a foul.

Ongteco’s miss gave back the Tams the ball, but Tolomia’s three-ball rimmed out. Sinco and Garcia traded buckets, only for time to expire as the Blazers took the win home.

Overall, the Tams made only 27 of their 75 attempts (36 percent) while netting in six out of 21 three-balls. Far Eastern also added 14 out of 26 attempts from the stripe and chipped in 20 turnovers points off 17 Benilde miscues. They also out-rebounded the Blazers 50-44.

Hargrove scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a losing cause, while Garcia and Tolomia produced 14 and 11 markers respectively.

The Tams are without key players Terrence Romeo and Russel Escoto, the former facing an indefinite suspension due to "some actions in the past few games" according to head coach Nash Racela, while Escoto is sitting out with an MCL injury sustained in a PBA D-League game.

The Blazers continue to soldier on this coming Monday, May 27, against NCAA powerhouse San Beda at 12pm, while the Tams go up against the JRU Heavy Bombers on Friday, May 31, at 12:45pm. - AMD, GMA News


The scores:

CSB – Taha 19, Sinco 15, Saavedra 14, Grey 10, Bartolo 5, Garcia 5, Romero 4, Ongteco 4, Argamino 3, Carlos 2, De Guzman 0, Jonson 0, Deles 0, Lastimosa R. 0

FEU – Hargrove 18, Garcia 14, Tolomia 11, Cruz 7, Pogoy 6, Dennison 6, Belo 3, Mendoza 2, Inigo 2, Jose 2, Denila 2, Sentcheu 1, Aguilon 0, Luz 0

Quarter scoring: 13-14, 22-35, 49-55, 81-74

Sam Miguel
05-27-2013, 03:20 PM
FEU’s Romeo ‘suspended indefinitely’, says coach

By Celest R. Flores

INQUIRER.net

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.

LaKazTaMa
06-01-2013, 01:34 PM
Garcia and Romeo-less FEU Tams squeak by JRU to end preseason with a win
Aaron ValdezMay 31, 2013 2:54pm


Tags: Far Eastern University Tamaraws , Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers
With their quarterfinals hopes dashed by San Beda College’s victory over the College of Saint Benilde, there was nothing left for new Far Eastern University Tamaraws head coach Nash Racela and his charges to do but end the preseason tourney on a high, slamming the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers on Friday 73-70, at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

The Tams exit the preseason with an even 4-4 card heading to the 76th UAAP Season, while the Heavy Bombers leave with a 1-7 record.

"Going into this game, we really wanted to end the tournament with a win," Coach Racela said in the aftermath. Describing their preseason as "rough," the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters assistant in the PBA added, "That's exactly the reason why we joined this league, for us to learn about ourselves and for us to improve.

"That's a long process but I always tell the players, be willing to take the first step."

Still sitting out for the Tams is firebrand Terrence Romeo, who earned himself a stint in coach Racela’s doghouse for conduct detrimental to the team. The team missed his 16.6 points per game, good for seventh-best in the tourney. Super-senior RR Garcia was present, but did not suit up as Racela opted to rest him.

The Tams shot 27-of-63 from the field (43 percent), including just 3-of-18 (17 percent) from distance. They were also just 52 percent from the free throw line (16-of-31), but crashed the glass for a 51-32 rebounding edge, with Carl Bryan Cruz grabbing 16 boards, seven offensive.

FEU's hustle led to 15 points off second chances and 15 points via 17 JRU miscues.

Both teams had a bad case of butterfingers early, committing seven turnovers between them in the first four minutes of action. Anthony Hargrove gave his side an early 4-0 lead, but Philip Paniamogan scattered five for the Bombers early, 5-4.

The Tams put up enough resistance up front, but forgot that the Bombers were a rangy team. JRU tortured FEU’s zone with triples from Paniamogan and Paolo Pontejos, the former making two triples while the latter added one. Paniamogan’s second trey gave them a five-point lead, 15-10, prompting Coach Racela to sue for time.

Mike Tolomia answered back with a lay-up, but the Bombers went on a 7-0 run, started by Paniamogan’s third triple and ended by Pontejos’ lay-in to make it a 22-14 ballgame. Free throws by Roger Pogoy added two points for FEU, 22-16, and a halfcourt heave by Pontejos was way off, forcing JRU to settle for a six-point lead after one.

JRU lost Paniamogan later in the second, after the referees slapped him with an unsportsmanlike foul after he allegedly kicked Hargrove, who was grasping his knee in pain. Prior to that, JRU went up by as much as seven points after Marco Balagtas hit a triple from the left wing, 27-20. FEU erased the deficit by scoring nine unanswered points, courtesy of Christian Sentcheu, Archie Inigo, and Pogoy, who hit a three-pointer to cap off the run and steal the lead at 29-27.

Cris Dela Paz scored four points while Nonoy Benavides banked in a fast break basket to lead a 6-0 rush for his team, putting JRU up, 33-29. After Hargrove drew a technical foul, he split his charities and Cruz made a short stab to trim the deficit to one, 33-32. Hargrove then goaltended Ervin Grospe’s basket to give JRU a slim lead heading to halftime, 35-32.

The Bombers netted 14 of their 33 attempts (42 percent) at the break, making five out of their 11 long balls (45 percent). They committed 11 turnovers but scored 11 points off 13 FEU miscues. Paniamogan led the team in scoring, tallying 13 points in nine minutes, followed by Dela Paz with six.

The Tamaraws made only 10 of 32 field goal attempts, making only one of their 12 three-pointers (eight percent). FEU made a living out of the free throw line, adding 11 points from 14 attempts from the line. They out-rebounded their counterparts, 25-16.

Hargorve and Pogoy led their team with seven points apiece.

FEU regrouped on offense after the break, going hard to the basket instead of letting their guards shoot contested jumpers. A lay-in by Benavides and a triple by Balagtas neutralized a jumper by Tolomia, 40-34, but the Tams scored three straight points off Cruz’s free throw and Hargrove’s stab to keep the lead at three points, 40-37. Mabulac and Martin Gozum fought back with four straight for JRU off jumpers, 44-39.

The green and gold stole the lead by going on a 9-3 run, but a split by Gozum tied the ballgame at 46-46. A high-arcing floater by Inigo then put the Tams on top anew, and forced JRU to call timeout, 48-46.

Mabulac forged another deadlock at 48-all, but the Heavy Bombers outscored the Tams 6-3 in the dying minutes of the third canto. Two Gryann Mendoza makes sandwiched a Pontejos connection, but a Dela Paz charity ended the third quarter at 54-51, with FEU now on the driver’s seat.

Four straight by Benavides cut the FEU lead to a single point, 59-58, early in the fourth. A tip-in by Hargrove momentarily upped the Tams' lead to three points, 61-58, but Michael Mabulac nailed consecutive jumpers for a 62-61 mark.

The Tams then went on a decisive charge, getting eight straight from Hargrove, Tolomia, and Carl Bryan Cruz. The referees gave another unsportsmanlike foul to another JRU guard, this time sending Dave Sanchez out of the game for grappling Tolomia, who was on his way to the basket. Tolomia split his free throws, while Cruz tipped in his own miss to give the Tams a 69-62 lead.

Jose Rizal U went on to make one final run, scoring six straight points, as Benavides banked another lay-in while Balagtas completed a three-point play. A split by Dela Paz closed out the short rally, which the Tams quelled by making a short basket from Cruz, 71-68. On the subsequent FEU possession, Hargrove made a lay-up to give them a two-possession lead at 73-68.

Pontejos banked in a contested jumper to cut the deficit to three, 73-70, but the Bombers failed to foul in the last ten seconds, as FEU’s ballhandlers rotated efficiently to run out the clock, taking home the W, 73-70.

The Bombers finished with a 41 percent clip (27-of-66), with a 7-of-18 mark from beyond the arc. They managed 21 points off 25 FEU miscues, but had just three second-chance points despite 11 offensive rebounds.

Paniamogan topped the scoring department for his team with 13 points, despite an early exit from the game. He made all five of his shots, with an exceptional 3-3 clip from long-range. Balagtas followed suit with 12 points and six rebounds, while Benavides chimed in with 11 markers.- AMD, GMA News


The scores:

FEU 73 - Hargrove 16, Tolomia 13, Cruz 11, Pogoy 10, Belo 9, Inigo 4, Mendoza 4, Sentcheu 4, Raymar 2, Dennison 0, Denila 0, Luz 0

JRU 70 - Paniamogan 13, Balagtas 12, Benavides 11, Pontejos 9, Mabulac 8, Dela Paz 8, Gozum 3, Sanchez 2, Grospe 2, Salaveria 2, Abanto 0, Medrano 0, Diego 0

Quarter scoring: 16-22, 32-35, 54-51, 73-70

LaKazTaMa
06-08-2013, 11:28 AM
The Tams exit the preseason with an even 4-4 card heading to the 76th UAAP Season.