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Joescoundrel
11-25-2013, 10:31 AM
FMC Open Opening Soon

Games Nov. 30

(At the Arellano University gym)

9 a.m. LPU-A vs CSB
10:30 a.m. UP vs FEU-B
12 nn Mapua vs San Sebastian

Nineteen varsity teams will take part in the 10th Fr. Martin Collegiate Open Cup basketball tournament, will vie for top honors when action gets under way on Nov. 30, Saturday at the Arellano University gymnasium.

Defending champion San Beda Red Lions, who are the reigning NCAA champions are back to defending their crown, and are among the 14 squads entered in the menís division.

The La Salle Lady Archers, who took the top womenís honors in the 76th UAAP season, will fight for glory in the five-team womenís division.

A three-game bill will kick off the opening games, with last seasonís finalist, the College of St. Benilde Blazers clashing with Lyceum Philippines University-A at 9 a.m., while the University of the Philippines Maroons meet the Far Eastern University-B Tamaraws at 10:30 a.m.

The Mapua Cardinals take on the San Sebastian Stags later at 12nn.

The Red Lions, who are seeking their third straight crown are in Group B with the University of San Tomas Tigers, the runner-up of the recent 76th UAAP season, according to commissioner Robert de la Rosa

Joining the Red Lions and the UST Tigers are University of Perpetual Help Altas, the University of the Philippines Maroons and the Lyceum Philippines Univetsity-A Pirates.

Also in Group B are the Far Eastern University Tamaraws and the last seasonís runner-up, the College of St. Benilde Blazers.

The Ateneo Blue Eagles are bracketed in Group A with the Mapua Cardinals, the Lyceum Philippines University Pirates-B, and the Far Eastern University Tamaraws.

The San Sebastian Stags are also in Group A with the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers and St. Joseph-Bulacan.

Joining the Lady Archers in the womenís division are the University of the East Amazons, the UST Tigresses, and Fatima University.

In the previous staging of the tournament, the Red Lions got big baskets from Ryusei Koga and Arthur de la Cruz as they swamped the College of St. Benilde-A Blazers, 64-36, to earn their second straight championship.

Ryusei Koga tallied 18 points for the Red Lions while Arthur de la Cruz had 14 during the finals last March.

ferrariman
11-25-2013, 09:56 PM
Are we fielding team A here or Glory Be?

Joescoundrel
12-06-2013, 11:24 AM
Games at Arellano, 7 December 2013 ___

9:00 AM Lyceum B versus Ateneo
10:30 AM JRU versus St Joseph
12:00 NN San Sebastian A versus FEU B

Joescoundrel
12-06-2013, 11:27 AM
Games at Trinity, 8 December 2013 ___

8:00 AM UP versus St Benilde
9:30 AM Lyceum A versus UST
11:00 AM San Sebastian B versus Ateneo A
12:30 NN UE Amazons versus UST Tigresses

Joescoundrel
12-06-2013, 11:30 AM
^ Yes, Ateneo fans, there is only one Ateneo team, and they will play on back-to-back days.

Joescoundrel
12-13-2013, 10:40 AM
Games at Arellano, 14 December 2013 ___

9:00 AM JRU A versus UP
10:30 AM San Beda versus Mapua
12:00 NN Lasalle Lady Archers versus UST Tigresses

Joescoundrel
12-13-2013, 10:42 AM
Games at Trinity, 15 December 2013 ___

8:00 AM Fatima Lady Phoenix versus UE Amazons
9:30 AM JRU B versus San Beda
11:00 AM UST versus San Sebastian A
12:30 NN St Joseph versus San Sebastian B

ferrariman
12-14-2013, 09:40 AM
Sir Joe, how about Ateneo? When is their next game?

Joescoundrel
01-08-2014, 09:28 AM
Games at Arellano, 11 January 2014 ___

9:00 AM San Sebastian B versus San Beda
10:30 AM UST Tigresses versus FEU Lady Tams

Joescoundrel
01-08-2014, 09:35 AM
Games at Trinity, 12 January 2014 ___

8:00 AM Lyceum B versus Perpetual B
9:30 AM Lyceum A versus Perpetual A
11:00 AM UP versus UST
12:30 NN Lasalle Lady Archers versus Fatima Lady Phoenix

Sam Miguel
01-15-2014, 10:23 AM
Perpetual, UP hurdle foes as Fr. Martin Cup resumes

(philstar.com) |

Updated January 15, 2014 - 9:17am

MANILA, Philippines – The University of Perpetual Help-A Altas and the University of the Philippines Maroons dispatched their respective foes Sunday in the resumption of hostilities in the 10th Fr. Martin Collegiate Open Cup Basketball tournament at the Trinity University of Asia gymnasium in Quezon City.

Cameroonians Akhuetie Bright and Prince Eze fired 14 and 13 points to power the Altas to an 80-59 stopping of the Lyceum Philippines University-A Pirates.

Mikee Reyes drilled in 25 points for the Rey Madrid-coached UP Maroons, who frustrated the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers, 61-55.

The Altas picked up their second straight win in Group B while the Maroons bounced back from a 74-76 loss to the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers.

This allowed the UP Maroons to hike their record to two wins and two setbacks also in Group B.

Commissioner Robert de la Rosa said the top four finishers in the two brackets with make it to the quarterfinal round of this cagefest, which is supported by Twin Towers Bakery.

In other matches, Jeremiah Taladua banged in 10 points for the LPU-B Pirates as they won over University of Perpetual Help-B, 57-40.

Candice Magdaluyo and Maica Cortes had 14 points apiece for the UST Tigresses, who walloped the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws, 67-56.

Eze struck hard in the first period, making eight points to lead the Altas to a 23-13 advantage.

Justine Alano joined hands with Bright for 10 as the Altas widened their lead, 41-25, at halftime.

Repeated attacks from Reyes in the last 44 seconds of the third canto allowed the Maroons to take charge, 47-35, before the fourth quarter got under way.

Joescoundrel
01-23-2014, 01:41 PM
Games at Arellano for January 25 ___

9:00 AM JRU A versus FEU B
10:30 AM JRU B versus Mapua
12:00 NN UP versus Lyceum A
1:30 PM UE Amazons versus FEU Lady Tams

Joescoundrel
01-23-2014, 01:43 PM
Games at FEU for January 26 ___

8:00 AM San Sebastian B versus Perpetual B
9:30 AM San Sebastian A versus Perpetual A
11:00 AM UST versus St Benilde
12:30 NN Fatima Lady Phoenix versus UST Tigresses

maroonchemist
01-23-2014, 03:50 PM
Are FMC games open for public viewing? I am thinking about going to Arellano to watch the UP game on Saturday.

red_engr1987
01-29-2014, 09:51 PM
Are FMC games open for public viewing? I am thinking about going to Arellano to watch the UP game on Saturday.

its open to the public you can watch all the FMC Games

Joescoundrel
02-07-2014, 10:54 AM
Thanks to GFY we have a partial schedule for tomorrow, games will be at Arellano.

9:00 AM Ateneo versus San Beda
10:30 AM FEU versus St Benilde

Joescoundrel
02-21-2014, 02:43 PM
Games at San Beda for Feb 22 ___

9:00 AM FEU versus Lyceum A
10:30 AM Lyceum B versus St Joseph
12:00 NN Mapua versus Perpetual Help B
1:30 PM Lasalle Lady Archers versus FEU Lady Tams

Joescoundrel
02-21-2014, 02:45 PM
Games at Trinity for Feb 23 ___

8:00 AM UP versus Perpetual Help A
9:30 AM UST versus JRU A
11:00 AM Lasalle Lady Archers versus UE Amazons
12:30 NN FEU Lady Tams versus Fatima Lady Phoenix

Yes, the Lady Archers and the Lady Tams play on back-to-back game days, including against each other.

Joescoundrel
02-28-2014, 02:52 PM
Games at San Beda for March 1 ___

9:00 AM San Sebastian A versus JRU A
10:30 AM San Sebastian B versus JRU B
12:00 NN FEU Lady Tams versus Fatima Lady Phoenix

Joescoundrel
03-07-2014, 09:47 AM
Games at Arellano for March 8 ___

Quarterfinals

9:00 AM JRU B versus UST
10:30 AM Mapua versus Lyceum A
12:00 NN Ateneo versus St Benilde
1:30 PM San Beda versus Perpetual Help A

One-game Knockout only, winners advance into the semis the following day March 9.

Joescoundrel
03-13-2014, 07:44 AM
Fr Martin Cup Open Finals at San Beda for March 15 ___

9:00 AM Lasalle Lady Archers versus UST Tigresses

10:30 AM St Benilde versus Perpetual Help A

One game only for each division, winner-take-all.

Joescoundrel
03-17-2014, 10:35 AM
St Benilde Wins 1st Fr Martin Championship under Velasco

Saint Benilde beat Perpetual Help A in overtime, 113-102, on an overcast Saturday morning to capture the 10th Fr. Martin Collegiate Open Cup at the San Beda Gym.

It looked like the Blazers of head coach Gabby Velasco would just romp away with the title, racing to a 32-18 lead midway through the second period behind the strong drives of Paolo Taha and the sniping of Mark Romero.

But the Altas of the venerable Aric Del Rosario, a one-time Fr Martin tournament director, leaned on the hustle of Joel Jolangcob and Justin Alano, and the scoring soc of Scott Thompson to come within 34-28. Thompson had to step up as Altas main man Juneric Baloria was hobbled with four personal fouls right in the first half.

Crispin Elopre, younger brother of former Alta Crisper, also shone hitting key baskets to keep Perpetual in the game. Elopre hit a go-ahead three-pointer to make it 74-75 for Perpetual.

But Fonz Saavedra answered with a three-ball of his own to restore the lead to St Benilde. Saavedra would hit one more crucial set shot in overtime to put a 99-95 cushion between them and Perpetual.

ďI can safely say that the boys are starting to get some confidence, and we are playing more within the system. We can now take our game to the next level and do better when the NCAA opens in June,Ē Velasco beamed.

Taha led the victors with 27 points, while Romero scattered 18 markers of his own. Taha actually had to sit out almost all of the third period due to early foul trouble. Grey added 16 points motly on his strong driving game throughout overtime in a team-up with Saavedra to break away from the 95-all deadlock.

Thompson finished with 33 points including a crucial basket with 38.2 seconds left in the fourth to force overtime. He still had some two seconds and change to seal the win for Perpetual on a transition play off a St Benilde miss but his layup angled off the glass, far away from the basket. Thompson ran out of gas in the overtime even as Baloria fouled out, dooming the Altas.

Both sides were very vociferous in their complaints against the endless fouls whistled by the three game officials. Unfortunately it really was symptomatic of their poor defense that so many fouls were called. All three Africa imports on either side, and Blazers center Bart Bartolo all fouled out, with at least five other key players saddled with four fouls.

"I'm just happy we finally got a championship. I hope we can build on this," Velasco declared after the traditional photo ops during the modest awarding ceremoy.

On the distaff side, Santo Tomas University found the range early on - including a couple of three-pointers from as far away as 30 feet - to upset reigning UAAP champion La Salle 78-69 to take home the women's division title.