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gensankid
10-08-2014, 09:40 PM
Over 250 college basketball teams in over 35 leagues nationwide..

..but there can be only ONE NATIONAL COLLEGIATE CHAMPION in the Philippines!

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http://www.collegiatechampionsleague.net

mrjumbo03
10-08-2014, 10:23 PM
Ang pangit ng format talaga. They should just do away with all these automatic seedings and do something similar to the US NCAA, 64 teams (pwede rin 32), single game elimination, win or go home all throughout, 6 wins and you're the champions. Walang kwenta yung ganitong format na may automatic pasok na sa elite 8.

iceman14
10-09-2014, 10:56 AM
^Dati nga mas pangit pa kasi automatic Final 4 yung UAAP at NCAA champions. Pero dapat nga yung single elimination style na. Mas may motivation rin para sa provincial teams pag ganun.

admiral thrawn
10-12-2014, 10:22 AM
Time factor din..winding down na ng colllegiate season...pagod at umay na rin siguro yung karamihan ng team..the sked is very near the holiday season.

Joescoundrel
10-20-2014, 11:54 AM
SWU wins Game 3 of CESAFI-PCCL title series

(The Philippine Star) |

Updated October 19, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Southwestern University Cobras dumped USC Warriors, 60-49, in Game 3 of their best-of-five championship series and tightened their grip on CESAFI-Cebu and PCCL Southern Islands overall titles.

Leading 28-20 in the first half, coach Yayoy Alcoseba’s Cobras continued their dominance in the second half to post the crucial win.

The Cobras, bidding for the CESAFI title, are also eyeing a back-to-back Champions League (PCCL) Southern Islands overall crown. Both the Cobras and the Warriors are in the Elite Eight of the National Collegiate Championship.

In the Vis-Min qualifying knock-out games, University of Visayas Green Lancers bested University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars, 56-55, in a hard-fought game to advance to the Elite Eight.

Teams already in the Elite Eight phase are newly crowned UAAP champion National University Bulldogs, UAAP runner-up FEU Tamaraws, NCAA finalists San Beda Red Lions and Arellano University Chiefs, CESAFI finalists SWU Cobras and USC Warriors and Vis-Min qualifier UV Green Lancers. One seat is reserved for the Luzon-Metro Manila elims.

Two more regional games are scheduled during the first week of November to determine the qualified teams for the Luzon-Metro Manila qualifying games. The South Luzon-Bicol games will be held at J.C. Lobredo Coliseum, Naga City Nov. 3-4, with the participation of champion teams from Sorsogon, Quezon province, Naga, Tabaco, Batangas, Cavite and Laguna.

The North-Central Luzon regional games, slated Nov. 3-5 at Lyceum North Western University Gym in Dagupan, will have collegiate champions of Vigan, Baguio-Benguet, Pangasinan, La Union, Pampanga and Zambales.

The Champions League National Collegiate Championship is sponsored by ABS-CBN, Phoenix Petroleum, Molten Balls, Fil-Oil Flying V Sports, Fog City Creamery and Foccacia. Tickets are available at SM Tickets online.

Visit www.CollegiateChampionsLeague.net for more details about the nationwide competitions.

Sam Miguel
10-28-2014, 08:14 AM
PCCr, St. Claire clash in PCCL NCR qualifier

(The Philippine Star) |

Updated October 28, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine College of Criminology takes on St. Claire College today at the start of the Metro Manila qualifying games of the Champions League (PCCL) 2014 National Collegiate Championship at the Technological Institute of the Philippines.

The PCCr Golden Panthers, the UCLAAI champions, clash with NAASCU runner-up St. Claire at 2 p.m. while ISAA titlist PMMS collides with NCBL winner Diliman College at 4 p.m.

Two slots are at stake for the Luzon-MM qualifying games.

Centro Escolar University, champion of NAASCU and MNCAA, advanced outright to the step-ladder knockout games of the Luzon-MM games, joining UAAP teams La Salle and Ateneo and NCAA squads Jose Rizal and University of Perpetual Help Altas.

Two more regional games are scheduled during the first week of November to complete the line-up of the Luzon-MM games.

The South Luzon-Bicol games will be held Nov. 3-4 at the J.C. Robredo Coliseum, Naga City with the champion teams from Sorsogon, Quezon province, Naga, Tabaco, Batangas, Cavite and Laguna taking part.

The North-Central Luzon regional games, on the other hand, are set Nov. 3-5 at Lyceum North Western University Gym, Dagupan City. Participating are the collegiate champions of Vigan, Baguio-Benguet, Pangasinan, La Union, Pampanga and Zambales.

The Champions League (PCCL) National Collegiate Championship is sponsored by ABS-CBN, Phoenix Petroleum, Molten Balls, Fil-Oil Flying V Sports, SM Tickets, Fog City Creamery and Foccacia.

AnthonyServinio
10-28-2014, 08:56 PM
By the way, today's games started at 10:00 AM and not as what was written in the press release above.

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MANILA – Teams from the National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) showed the way on Day One of the Metro Manila eliminations for the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) at the Technological Institute of the Philippines Gym Tuesday morning (October 28). Saint Clare College of Caloocan and Diliman College disposed of their opponents from other leagues to begin the single-round robin competition. READ MORE (https://servssports.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/saints-blue-dragons-open-with-wins/)

AnthonyServinio
10-29-2014, 07:41 PM
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MANILA – Diliman College and Saint Clare College of Caloocan booked trips to next week’s stepladder games at Tanauan City by ripping apart their respective rivals Tuesday (October 29) at the continuation of the Metro Manila Eliminations of the 2014 Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) at the Technological Institute of the Philippines Gym. The two contenders from the National Athletic Association of Schools Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) rose to similar 2-0 win-loss cards and will round up their schedule with a no-bearing match against each other on Friday. READ MORE (http://servssports.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/blue-dragons-saints-to-next-round/)

AnthonyServinio
10-30-2014, 11:30 PM
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MANILA – Saint Clare College of Caloocan added another item to its growing list of achievements by topping the Metro Manila qualifiers of the 2014 Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) Thursday (October 30) at the Technological Institute of the Philippines Gym. The Saints gutted fellow National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) member Diliman College Blue Dragons, 64-58, to sweep the four-team single round robin tournament. READ MORE (https://servssports.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/saints-win-metro-manila-elims/)

Sam Miguel
11-03-2014, 09:59 AM
St. Clare posts sweep

Oct. 31

D-League veterans Jam Jamito and Marte Gil joined hands as St. Clare completed a three-game sweep of the Metro Manila-2 qualifiers with a 64-58 victory over Diliman College in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League, yesterday at the TIP Gym in Manila.

After a close first quarter, Jamito and Gil led a blistering second quarter onslaught to turn a 15-10 lead to a commanding 35-20 halftime lead.

Jan Acebron joined the fray in the third as he scored big baskets, including a jumper with 6:21 remaining in the third period to give the Saints a 44-25 lead.

The Blue Dragons staged a late game rally behind McArthur Enriquez as they managed to cut the deficit to just five, 63-58 entering the last two minutes.

That was the closest Diliman got, however, as St. Clare showed great composure in the endgame.

“Nagsimula ako sa mga role players ko. Binigyan ko ng konting minuto para mafeel nila yung laro,” St. Claire head coach Jinno Manansala said.

“Masaya naman ako kasi nanalo kami, focus na kami sa mga susunod na laban,” he added.

Jamito finished with 12 points while Gil contributed 10.

Enriquez finished with a game high 20 points to no avail. Former JRU Heavy Bomber Harley Diego chipped in 12.

Despite the loss, the Blue Dragons will be joining the Saints in the Luzon – Manila qualifiers on Nov. 7 in Tanauan. They will face the winners of the North Luzon and South Luzon qualifiers.

In the first game, Philippine Merchant Marine School defeated Philippine College of Criminology, 89-64.

The Champions League (PCCL) National Collegiate Championship is sponsored by ABS-CBN, Phoenix Petroleum, Molten Balls, Fil-Oil Flying V Sports, Fog City Creamery and Foccacia. Tickets are available at SM Tickets online.

For more information, visit www.CollegiateChampions-League.net

Scores
ST. CLARE 64—Jamito 12, Gil 10, Ibarra 8, Acebron 8, Managuelod 7, Lunor 6, Dulalia 6, Redoh 6, Mendoza 1, Ambulodto 0

DILIMAN 58—Enriquez 20, Diego 12, Quattara 12, Barranco 6, Protacio 2, Akpa 2, Agulon 2, Panogadia 2.

Quarters: 15-10, 35-20, 51-42, 64-58

Sam Miguel
11-03-2014, 10:44 AM
I got this from veteran sportswriter Reuben Terrado:

The PCCL was formed in hope of determining a true national champion, similar to the US NCAA tournament more popularly known as ‘March Madness.’

But despite its efforts, the league has yet to gain the stature it badly wanted - or the full support from UAAP and NCAA teams since it is being held right after their respective seasons.

Sam Miguel
11-04-2014, 09:05 AM
Batangas U, Naga CF fives lead SL-Bicol q’fying victors

Philippine Daily Inquirer 2:07 AM |

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

University of Batangas and Naga College Foundation got off to rousing starts yesterday in the Southern Luzon-Bicol qualifying tournament of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League at Robredo Coliseum in Naga City.

The UB Brahmans rolled past Computer Communication Development Institute of Sorsogon, 79-61, while NCF crushed Amando Cope College, 100-72.

Only the No. 1 team in the round-robin qualifier will advance to the Luzon-Metro Manila regional games, where some of the powerhouse contenders include former UAAP champion La Salle and NCAA semifinalists Jose Rizal University and Perpetual Help.

In Dagupan City, five teams from North-Central Luzon also tangle in a qualifier this week to fight for the last regionals slot.

The winner from among University of Northern Philippines of Vigan, University of Baguio, Lyceum of Subic Bay of Zambales, La Finns Scholastica of La Union and host Lyceum Northwestern University will advance to the regional games starting Nov. 9 in Batangas.

The other qualifiers in the Luzon-Metro Manila regionals are Centro Escolar University, the reigning champion in the National Athletic Association of Schools, College and Universities (Naascu), and Metro Manila leg finalists St. Clare and Diliman College.

The regionals winner will join the Elite Eight cast made up of UAAP champion National University and runner-up Far Eastern University, five-time NCAA titlist San Beda and second placer Arellano, Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc.’s (Cesafi) finalists Southwestern University and University of San Carlos, and Visayas-Mindanao leg winner University of Visayas. Jasmine W. Payo

Joescoundrel
11-06-2014, 07:56 AM
Naga Tigers sweep SL-Bicol regionals, earn PCCL berth

(The Philippine Star) |

Updated November 6, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Naga College Foundation captured the Champions League (PCCL) South Luzon-Bicol regional championship recently at the J.C. Lobredo Coliseum in Naga City.

The NCF Tigers swept the round-robin series, beating University of Batangas, 69-54, in the preliminary round before repeating over the Brahams, 82-69, in the final to earn a seat to Luzon-Metro Manila qualifying games.

The Tigers were led by Ronn Romana with 25 points with able support from Leonel Barde, 14 points, and Fredson Hermonio, 19 points.

The tournament was hosted by Naga City Mayor John Bongiat.

The NCF Tigers take on NCR qualifier Diliman College in the first step-ladder knock-out games set tomorrow at FAITH Gym, Tanauan City, Batangas. The games will be covered live by ABS-CBN Sports and Action Channel from 2 to 6 p.m.

Other teams in the knock-out games are De la Salle University, Jose Rizal University, Centro Escolar University, University of Perpetual Help, St. Clare and the champion of North-Central Luzon.

The winner of the Luzon-Metro Manila qualifying games will complete the cast of the Elite Eight stage.

Already qualified are UAAP champion National University, NCAA titlist San Beda College, CESAFI winner Southwestern University, Far Eastern University, Arellano University, University of San Carlos and University of Visayas.

The Champions League (PCCL) National Collegiate Championship is sponsored by ABS-CBN, Phoenix Petroleum, Molten Balls, Fil-Oil Flying V Sports, Fog City Creamery and Foccacia. Tickets are available at SM Tickets online.

Sam Miguel
11-07-2014, 08:39 AM
Lyceum Sharks join Luzon-MM regionals


Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:11 AM |

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Lyceum Subic Bay clinched the last regional berth in ruling the North-Central Luzon qualifier of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) yesterday at Lyceum of Northwestern University gym in Dagupan City.

John Timbog pumped in 19 points as the Lyceum Sharks outlasted La Finns Scholastica of La Union, 85-74, in overtime to round out the cast of the Luzon-Metro Manila regional tournament.

Cezar Carey shot 13 and Anjo Torres chipped in 10 for the Sharks, who avenged their loss to the Lion Hearts, 67-73, in the preliminary round.

Lyceum quickly plunges back into action today versus Metro Manila leg champion St. Clare at the start of the stepladder, knockout regionals at 2 p.m. at First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (Faith) gym in Tanauan City.

Naga College Foundation, which recently topped the South Luzon-Bicol leg, tackles Metro Manila qualifier Diliman College in the other match at 4 p.m.

Other contenders in the Luzon-Metro Manila regionals are La Salle, Jose Rizal University, Perpetual Help and Centro Escolar University.

Only the regional champion will join the Elite Eight cast of UAAP titlist National University, five-time NCAA king San Beda, Far Eastern University, Arellano, Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc.’s (Cesafi) finalists Southwestern University and University of San Carlos, and Visayas-Mindanao leg winner University of Visayas.

AnthonyServinio
11-07-2014, 08:06 PM
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TANAUAN CITY – The Saint Clare College of Caloocan Saints continued its march to the top by clobbering the Lyceum of Subic Bay Sharks, 74-59, at the start of the Luzon-Metro Manila playoffs of the 2014 Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) Friday (November 7) at the First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities Gym. The Saints will next play the Diliman College Blue Dragons, winners over the Naga College Foundation Tigers in the other game, 67-54. READ MORE (https://servssports.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/saints-blue-dragons-continue-march/)

AnthonyServinio
11-08-2014, 07:38 PM
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TANAUAN CITY – It will be a rematch of the last three championship series of the National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) as the Centro Escolar University Scorpions and Saint Clare College of Caloocan Saints blasted separate foes Saturday afternoon (November 8) at the resumption of the 2014 Philippine Collegiate Champions League Luzon-Metro Manila playoffs at the First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities Gym. The archrivals try to knockout each other Sunday (November 9) at the same venue starting at 2:00 PM with the winner getting a chance to vie for the last spot in the Elite Eight next week. READ MORE (https://servssports.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/scorpions-saints-to-meet-again/)

bchoter
11-09-2014, 11:55 PM
While DLSU played 4 players who were not part of the regular players St. claire didn't seem to get the memo playing only the 10 remaining players who were part if their Team A. They, more than La Salle, needed reinforcent after playing 5 games all over luzon in just a little more than a week. Too much odds are stacked against the smaller schools i wonder why they even bothered to invite them

Sam Miguel
11-10-2014, 08:42 AM
CEU, La Salle dispute last slot in Elite 8

(The Philippine Star) |

Updated November 10, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Defending champion La Salle and NAASCU winner Centro Escolar University disposed of separate rivals yesterday and will dispute the last berth in the Elite Eight after beating separate rivals in the Luzon-Metro Manila stepladder phase of the Champions League (PCCL) at the First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH) gym in Tanauan City, Batangas.

Prized recruit Ben Mbala made a surprise appearance and powered the Green Archers to a 67-62 victory over the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers, while center Rod Ebondo took charge for the Scorpions, who romped to a 68-56 win over NAASCU rival St. Clare Saints.

La Salle and CEU clash today at the same venue with the winner joining UAAP champion National University, NCAA titlist San Beda, CESAFI kingpin Southwestern University, Far Eastern University, Arellano University, University of San Carlos and University of the Visayas in the Elite Eight.

The Elite Eight will start on Thursday at the Cebu City Coliseum.

The Cameroonian-born Mbala, who will be eligible to play in next season’s UAAP campaign, had nine points and 14 rebounds as the Green Archers controlled the game from the start.

Mbala, who underwent a two-year residency after transferring from Southwestern, was inserted in La Salle’s PCCL lineup in lieu of the absence of Arnold Van Opstal, Jason Perkins and Norbert Torres.

Earlier, Ebondo made 10 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks as the Scorpions outclassed the Saints in the rematch of their NAASCU title series last September.

Ebondo was ably supported by Alfred Batino, Joseph Sedurifa, Samboy de Leon, JA Casino and Alvin Abundo to put CEU a win shy of making the Elite Eight for the first time.

Sam Miguel
11-10-2014, 08:42 AM
While DLSU played 4 players who were not part of the regular players St. claire didn't seem to get the memo playing only the 10 remaining players who were part if their Team A. They, more than La Salle, needed reinforcent after playing 5 games all over luzon in just a little more than a week. Too much odds are stacked against the smaller schools i wonder why they even bothered to invite them

Tokayo, was there a rule change about who may be lined up in the PCCL?

AnthonyServinio
11-10-2014, 09:09 AM
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TANAUAN CITY – Centro Escolar University leaned on a barrage of triples to frustrate anew rival Saint Clare College of Caloocan, 68-56, and advance to the finale of the 2014 Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) Luzon-Metro Manila playoffs at the First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities Gym Sunday (November 9). The Scorpions, the back-to-back National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) champions, will now face defending champion De La Salle University, the 67-62 victor over Jose Rizal University in the second game. READ MORE (https://servssports.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/scorpions-master-saints-68-56/)

AnthonyServinio
11-10-2014, 09:17 AM
While DLSU played 4 players who were not part of the regular players St. claire didn't seem to get the memo playing only the 10 remaining players who were part if their Team A. They, more than La Salle, needed reinforcent after playing 5 games all over luzon in just a little more than a week. Too much odds are stacked against the smaller schools i wonder why they even bothered to invite themTokayo, was there a rule change about who may be lined up in the PCCL?
THE SAINT Clare Saints and Coach Jino Manansala are fielding the exact 11-player roster they used in the recent 14th NAASCU, no additions or subtractions. Meanwhile, the NAASCU champion Centro Escolar Scorpions and Coach Edgar Macaraya took out two players (Raymart Amil and Erven Silverie) and replaced them with three members of their Juniors team (Sonny Boy Saber, Art Patrick Aquino and Aristote Mutombo).


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bchoter
11-10-2014, 01:06 PM
THE SAINT Clare Saints and Coach Jino Manansala are fielding the exact 11-player roster they used in the recent 14th NAASCU, no additions or subtractions. Meanwhile, the NAASCU champion Centro Escolar Scorpions and Coach Edgar Macaraya took out two players (Raymart Amil and Erven Silverie) and replaced them with three members of their Juniors team (Sonny Boy Saber, Art Patrick Aquino and Aristote Mutombo).


http://servssports.wordpress.comAnthony was it a lapse on Jino's part (not fielding reinforcements)? Or was it a lapse on the part of organizers? 3 games in 3 days with travel time in between is not easy and it will definitely wear out an already "weaker" team if ever they face the well-rested and decidedly stronger big leaguers.

Joescoundrel
11-12-2014, 08:57 AM
Mbala imba? Will other teams now field Team B players in the PCCL?

By Adrian Dy

Either you break out the asterisk or prepare a new chapter in the history book of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League.

On Sunday, the De La Salle University Green Archers were able to suit up four players who were not on their UAAP roster this the past season. Headlined by Cameroonian Benoit Mbala, who had nine points and 14 rebounds, the defending PCCL champs picked up a 97-92 win against the JRU Heavy Bombers.

The final score flatters JRU. Following a 10-all tie with four minutes left in the first period, DLSU went on an 11-4 run and never looked back. Only the use of a reserves-heavy lineup in the final canto allowed the Heavy Bombers to threaten, and barely.

The reason why the PCCL requires teams to field their rosters from the most recent mother league’s season is grounded in logic and logistics. If you’re contending for that year’s national championship, you go with the team you ran with throughout the season. After all, the NCAA’s March Madness tourney, which the PCCL is loosely based on, does this too. It’s all about being in the now. Also, why should a team be allowed to field a player who may later be found out to be ineligible? This is not to say that any of the four new Green Archers may not be able to play next season for whatever reason, but it in the interest of fairness, they should go through the same screening process that all of the other UAAP players did, with the same being true of whatever league you come from.

And let’s make it clear. This is not to bash DLSU. They asked for permission from the PCCL, and apparently, it was granted to them. Good for the Archers. But if the PCCL is to be taken seriously, there has to be a good reason why they altered their 11-year-old rule, and at the same time, it should be a change that other schools, not just La Salle, be allowed to use.

By the way, here’s my theory as to the “why” of the whole thing. DLSU, if you recall, has just a 14-man roster from the UAAP season. Three of those guys, Arnold Van Opstal, Julian Sargent, and Jason Perkins, for whatever reason, are out “for personal reasons.” That leaves DLSU with 11 dudes. Factor in what will likely be sporadic availability from Almond Vosotros, Yutien Andrada and Norbert Torres, players who have used up their eligibility and are in the midst of their respective PBA-DL campaigns, and the Green Archers could have as few as eight players. With this in mind, they then probably shared this info with the PCCL, and asked if they could bring in some guys from their Team B pool.

Again, good for DLSU for having the presence of mind to think of such a solution. But if you’re the PCCL, granting DLSU this leeway sets a precedent that should have other teams asking for similar treatment.

Truth be told, the real origin of this problem is the #basketballneverstops calendar of Philippine basketball. As soon as a collegiate league is over, players often transition seamlessly into the PBA-DL. Most leagues (obvious exception: the UAAP), also see their fifth-year guys head to the pros, having been drafted while they were still playing amateur hoops.

As a result, you rarely see complete lineups in the PCCL. You’ve got players unavailable because of the PBA-DL, late because of the PBA-DL, tired because of the PBA-DL. More crippling for NCAA teams, you’ll have squads lacking key parts because they’re already strutting their stuff in the PBA.

You can say that this is a natural handicapping mechanism for some of the smaller universities and squads from the provinces.

You can also say that this set-up doesn’t really capture accurately what the best college squad is.

But to go back to what the PCCL did by allowing DLSU to field in players from their Team B, shouldn’t other teams now have a similar privilege?

The Perpetual Help Altas, who were eliminated by the St. Clare Saints in the Luzon-Manila qualifiers, did not have Harold Arboleda and Juneric Baloria, who are now in the PBA. Shouldn’t they have been allowed to field two guys from their Team B?

The top two teams in the UAAP, FEU and NU, play together in a mash-up squad in the PBA-DL as the MJM Builders (seriously, their starting five was Gelo Alolino, Raymar Jose, Glenn Khobuntin, Roger Pogoy and Mike Tolomia, with Nico Javelona, Mark Belo and Kyle Neypes coming off the bench). Should they be allowed players from their Team B in case of scheduling conflicts?

Does San Beda get a break, what with the Semerad brothers and Kyle Pascual all plying their trade now in the PBA? That’s three guys in their rotation! I’m sure they’d like to bring in some Team B players too.

Ultimately, the PCCL has two issues. The more immediate one is whether or not other teams will be allowed to field their Team B guys the rest of the way, ala DLSU. My bet is that they will, though odds are, a new rule formalizing some sort of cutoff (ex. if a team is reduced to 50 percent of their original roster due to outside circumstances, they can add up to four from Team B) will have to be implemented.

The other issue is a continuing one – do we really need a PCCL? And if we do, how can we continue to grow and legitimize it? Allowing Team B players this early would accomplish the former; seeing future recruits before the start of the mother league is a large part of what makes the FilOil Preseason Tournament so appealing after all. However, allowing this practice to continue takes the tournament even further away from its US NCAA national championship roots, putting it more in the territory of a “friendly” tournament and not the high-stakes affair it wants to be.

Maybe the PCCL organizers didn’t realize it at the time, but by allowing Mbala to suit up, there’ll either be an asterisk next to the year or it’ll be the start of a new chapter. 2014 will either be the one year eligibility requirements were relaxed or the first year it happened. And I’m not sure which will be better in the long-run.

Joescoundrel
11-12-2014, 10:24 AM
^ If schools, especially Metro Manila schools, are looking for a mixed A-B league, why bother with the PCCL and all its travel and other hassle? Nandiyan lang ang Fr Martin Cup Open Division.

bchoter
11-12-2014, 01:25 PM
Brod, as noted by Anthony, even CEU fielded 2 players who were not originally in their mother league's roster. Unfortunately, their opponents, St. Claire from far away Caloocan, were not informed (AFAIK) of this change, which put them at a distinct disadvantage. And I think it was their 3rd game in as many days... and their 6th in a couple of weeks!

Sam Miguel
11-13-2014, 08:12 AM
Archers tangle with Cobras as Elite 8 starts

Jasmine W. Payo

@inquirerdotnet

Philippine Daily Inquirer

12:34 AM | Thursday, November 13th, 2014

La Salle brings back to Cebu a familiar face as the Green Archers tangle with Southwestern University at the start of the Elite Eight round of the 2014 National Collegiate Championship today at Cebu City Coliseum.

Ben Mbala battles his former team, the SWU Cobras, whom he led to the Cebu Schools Athletic Federation Inc. (Cesafi) championship in 2012 before joining the Archers.

“I’m vey happy with his attitude,” La Salle coach Juno Sauler said of Mbala, the 6-foot-7 Cameroonian who has served a two-year residency with the Archers.

“He’s willing to learn, he asks a lot of questions and asks a lot of help from his teammates. Hopefully he continues to grow as a player and fit in with what we’re trying to do.”

The Archers and the Cobras, the protagonists in last year’s Finals, collide in the first game at 5:15 p.m.

Far Eastern University, the UAAP runner-up this season, takes on University of San Carlos at 7 p.m.

The eight teams, divided into two groups, battle the contenders from the opposing side before the two squads with the best record clash in a best-of-three championship series.

While all the other teams are coming off a long layoff, the Archers just ruled the Luzon-Metro Manila regionals to clinch the last spot in the Elite Eight.

“[The long break] can either work for them or against them,” Sauler said.

Joescoundrel
11-13-2014, 09:46 AM
Ayun naman pala, hindi lang siempre naisiwalat ni Da Nose...

Why is Ben Mbala eligible to play for Green Archers in PCCL? Joe Lipa explains

From: Reuben Terrado

November 12, 2014, 08:56 pm

A new rule made as early as the start of the college basketball season paved the way for incoming players including Ben Mbala to see action in the PCCL.

THE Philippine Collegiate Champions League has addressed questions about La Salle recruit Ben Mbala’s eligibility, saying a rule change cleared the way for incoming players even though they were not part of the lineup of their mother teams in the recently-concluded college season.

Questions were immediately raised by fans as to why Mbala is being allowed to play for the Green Archers since the concept of the PCCL is to pit the top college teams from the last season against each other to determine the true national champion.

But PCCL executive director Joe Lipa said officials decided as early as the start of this year’s college basketball season to open the gates for Mbala and other players who will be eligible for the next college season.

This is to compensate for the loss of players to graduation or to the PBA following the season.

“Players that have graduated or drafted in the PBA for one reason or another can’t play anymore, (so they) would be substituted by a player provided that player is qualified to play next year in their mother league,” Lipa said.

Such was the case of La Salle, which had Almond Vosotros and Norbert Torres playing their final year with the team in Season 77. Mbala, meanwhile, is eligible to play for the UAAP next season after completing a two-year residency as required from foreign players.

“There has been a change in the rule as early as when we presented it to the UAAP and the NCAA,” said Lipa.

Josh Torralba, a transferee from Emilio Aguinaldo College who is now with La Salle, has also been included in the Archers’ PCCL lineup, while other schools including UAAP runner-up Far Eastern University have also applied the rule to compensate for loss of several players.

Joescoundrel
11-14-2014, 09:12 AM
La Salle escapes SWU in PCCL Elite Eight opener

Jeron Teng leads La Salle with 11 points, while Thomas Torres and Prince Rivero add 9 each

Naveen Ganglani

Published 10:39 PM, Nov 13, 2014

Updated 10:39 PM, Nov 13, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The De La Salle University Green Archers scaped by the Southwestern University Cobras, 59-54, in the opening game of the 2014 Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) Elite Eight round on Thursday , November 13, at the Cebu Coliseum.

Jeron Teng led the Green Archers with 11 points, while Thomas Torres and Prince Rivero each put up 9 markers in the victory for La Salle, who won the 2013 PCCL championship by sweeping Southwestern University in their best-of-three finals series last December.

Ben Mbala, who used to play for the Cobras and led them to the Cesafi (Cebu Schools Atheletic Foundation Inc.) title in 2012, finished with 8 points - 6 in the fourth quarter - and came up with the biggest play of the contest for the Green Archers in his first game against his former team.

La Salle entered the fourth quarter with a slim 45-44 lead, but quickly extended their advantage to six thanks to an and-one play by Mbala and breakaway layup for Montalbo.

Both teams exchanged baskets in the succeeding possessions, with La Salle holding on to a 55-50 lead with 2:30 left in the game.

However, SWU didn't go down quietly, as Jasper Parker nailed a 3-pointer to keep the Cobras alive. After the Green Archers failed to answer back, former DLSU guard Mac Tallo earned a trip to the line and split his charities, inching Southwestern University to within one, 55-54.

With under a minute to go, Rivero converted a basket despite getting fouled, but missed the extra free throw. With a chance to tie the game with a three-pointer, the Cobras failed to get an attempt up as Mbala came away with a steal. SWU was then forced to foul La Salle guard Robert Bollick, who iced the game by making both his free throws.

Despite his team coming away with the win in what was essentially a road game, Green Archers head coach Juno Sauler was not pleased with the way the Green Archers performed against the Cebu-based Cobras.

"We turned the ball over. We didn't get back on defense. That's why they were able to get back," Sauler told DLSUsports.com.

"They could have played better," he said about his team, which relinquished a nine-point second half lead.

Teng scored most of his points in the start of the third quarter, where he put up 8 quick markers on a series of pull-up jumpers and floaters to give La Salle a 38-29 edge, their largest lead of the night.

The game heated up moments later when a viewer at the arena threw a foreign object on the playing court following a technical foul called on SWU head coach Yayoy Alcoseba for over-complaining a call.

Tallo finished with 17 points to lead the Cobras, while Parker put up 15.

DLSU will be back in action on Friday, November 14, to take on University of Visayas, while SWU will battle with University of San Carlos.

Scores:

DLSU (59): Teng 11, Rivero 9, Torres 9, Mbala 8, Pascual 6, Bolick 4, Torralba 2, Mustre 2

SWU (54): Tallo 17, Parker 15, Valdor 7, Bregondo 6, Goloran 3, Luz 2, Sanjo 1

Quarter Scoring: 12-16, 29-27, 45-44, 59-54

AnthonyServinio
11-15-2014, 09:48 AM
Will put on record that this is the WORST format ever in the many years of the Champions League - Group A versus Group B. Compound this with the fact that teams are allowed to "tinker" with their rosters has caused me to lose appetite and drive to watch the games.


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Joescoundrel
11-17-2014, 09:49 AM
UV stuns NU in PCCL

(The Freeman) |

Updated November 16, 2014 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines - The University of the Visayas Green Lancers dropped what is by far the biggest bombshell in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) Elite Eight Series after it stunned the reigning UAAP champions National University Bulldogs, 77-74, last night at the Cebu Coliseum.

A defeaning roar from the pro-UV fans enveloped the coliseum after the final buzzer honked, truly a valued gesture as no one would have ever thought that the Lancers, the underdogs even among the three Cebu contenders in the five-day joust, are capable of pulling off such monumental upset over a heavily favored squad that recently made headlines for clinching a historic championship that ended NU's 60-year title drought in the UAAP.

It was certainly an epic triumph for the Lancers, who valiantly rose from a 17-point deficit on the way to pull off a stunner that somehow reminded everyone that despite their dismal campaign in the 2014 CESAFI season, they are still the winningest ballclub in local basketball history.

Trailing 15-32 midway in the second period, the Lancers greeted the third period with a 7-0 blitz to set up the stage of a huge comeback. After the Bulldogs scored on a five-point swing, the wards of Gary Cortes countered with a searing 15-4 run to close within just four points, 53-57.

After UV's Rhaffy Octobre knotted the count at 67-all, the crowd further burst into frenzied celebration when John Michael Abad scored on a follow-up off his own miss to hand the Lancers their first taste of lead, 69-67, with only four minutes left to play.

Faced with a four-point deficit, 67-71, the Bulldogs kept the thrilled spectators on their feet after they tied the count at 72-all. NU could have regained the upperhand, but Steve Cedrick Akomo made a crucial block on an attempt by Gelo Alolino to the delight of the Lancers bench and their throng of spectators.

The Lancers zoomed on top by four, 76-72, but the Bulldogs could only pull within 74-76 on two free throws by Alolino. In the enduing play, Abad only split his charities but it was more than enough to seal UV's resounding victory with only 1.5 seconds left to play.

Abad topped the Lancers with 18 points, while Franz Arong and Akomo chipped in 17 and 15 points, respectively. The win kept UV's Final Four bid alive, much more if they prevail over the Arellano University Chief in their scheduled 5:15 p.m. match today. — EBV with GGM (FREEMAN)

The scores

UV (77) — Abad 18, Arong 17, Akomo 15, Segumpan 8, Codilla 7, Octobre 7, Aguirre 4, Santillan 2.

NU (74) — Rosario 16, Alolino 14, Aroga 13, Khobuntin 9, Diputado 7, Clda 5, Betaynene 4, Neypes 4, Perez 2 Halftime: 28-42

Joescoundrel
11-17-2014, 09:51 AM
San Beda Red Lions survive late rally by USC Warriors in PCCL

From: Jonas Panerio

November 16, 2014, 10:20 am

San Beda plays steady in the fourth to edge past University of San Carlos.

CEBU CITY – NCAA champion San Beda Red weathered a fourth quarter fightback from University of San Carlos to escape with an 85-75 victory in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League Elite Eight stage on Saturday at the Cebu Coliseum.

After seeing the UAAP champion National University beaten by the University of the Visayas, the Red Lions were determined not to suffer the same fate and zoomed off to a 41-21 lead with four straight three-pointers.

But the Cesafi runners-up wouldn’t not go down without a fight, rallying in the fourth period behind Ian Tagapan who scored eight points in a 14-4 run capped by a triple by Francis Arjon that tied the game at 67, with 6:26 to go.

The veteran Red Lions kept their poise and responded with a 14-2 blast, with Baser Amer nailing two three-pointers including a huge shotclock-beating stepback trey that helped push San Beda back in front, 81-69. Art de la Cruz scored 23 points, Amer finished with 14 and added 12 for the Lions.

USC, which fell to 2-1, was paced by the 20 markers of Tagapan and the 15 of Victor Rabat. Cameroonian import Shooster Olago had a foul-plagued outing and finished with just 10.

The scores:

San Beda (85) – De la Cruz 23, Amer 14, Adeogun 12, Sara 11, Mendoza 5, Soberano 5, Tongco 4, Sorela 3, Presbitero 2, Tankou 2, Cabanag 1.

USC (75) - Tagapan 20, Rabat 15, Toyambi 12, Olago 10, Magat 8, Arjon 7, Igna 2, Pepito 1.

Quarterscores: 24-17; 45-31; 63-53; 85-75.

Joescoundrel
11-25-2014, 09:29 AM
Archers clinch PCCL title slot

Drub Undermanned Tamaraws

Jasmine W. Payo

@inquirerdotnet

Philippine Daily Inquirer

2:08 AM | Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Rookie Ben Mbala showcased his best game yet as La Salle swept past undermanned Far Eastern University, 74-61, to clinch the first title berth of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) Monday at Ynares Sports Arena.

Mbala pumped in 20 points and pulled down 12 rebounds while Jeron Teng (14 points) and Prince Rivero (12 points, 13 rebounds and six assists) also delivered to help power the Archers to leads as many as 19 points, 73-54, in the second half.

“We went big—we used (Abu) Tratter, Mbala and Rivero at the same time,” said La Salle coach Juno Sauler. “We tried to control the rebounds.”

The Archers, who pulled off a 4-0 sweep of their group in the Elite Eight round, will defend their crown against either University of San Carlos (3-1) or San Beda, which bested National University, 75-62, in the other match.

Ola Adeogun (20 points and 10 rebounds) and Art dela Cruz (18 and 10) came out with double-double efforts as the Red Lions nailed their second win in three outings.

The Tamaraws—who had to do without star forward Mac Belo and other veterans who saw action in the PBA D-League—dropped out of title contention along with the Bulldogs.

“I think the difference in the second half is the aggressiveness of the players,” said acting San Beda coach Adonis Tierra.

The scores:

First Game

SAN BEDA 75—Adeogun 20, Dela Cruz 18, Amer 8, Mendoza 6, Sara 5, Tankoua 5, Mocon 5, Koga 4, Sorela 2, Prebitero 2, Cabanag 0, Soberano 0.

NU 62—Alolino 16, Aroga 14, Rosario 8, Alejandro 7, Diputado 7, Javelona 6, Khobuntin 2, Perez 2, Salim, 0, Neypes 0,Tasingco 0, Betayene 0, Celada 0.

Quarters: 17-17, 34-40, 55-46, 75-62

Second Game

LA SALLE 74—Mbala 20, Teng 14, Rivero 12, Torres 7, Salem 6, Tratter 5, Montalbo 5, Bolick 5, Pascual 0, Mustre 0, Muyang 0.

FEU 61—Trinidad 12, Tamsi 11, Orizu 10, Tolomia 7, Delfinado 6, Lee Yu 6, Escoto 5, Pogoy 4, Denila 0, Ebona 0.

Quarters: 18-11, 37-33, 60-46, 74-61

Joescoundrel
11-26-2014, 09:14 AM
San Beda arranges duel with La Salle in PCCL finals with rout of Arellano

By Rivals PH

on November 25, 2014

MANILA – For one more time, San Beda will have the chance to extinguish its longtime demons.

The Red Lions will get one more shot at their long time tormentors in the De La Salle Green Archers after punching the final ticket to the 2014 Philippine Collegiate Champions League Semifinals with a resounding 87-68 rout of NCAA rival Arellano, Tuesday afternoon at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

Baser Amer woke up from his slumber in the second half as he scored all of his 16 points in the final 20 minutes to lead the second half onslaught for the five-peat champions.

Amer also spiked his scoring output with six assists and five boards.

“I just told them to do what we always do and play the San Beda way, and they responded, ” said interim coach Adonis Tierra.

After trailing for most of the first half, the Red Lions torched the Chiefs for 53 points in the second half to pull away for good.

Amer conspired with Art dela Cruz and Ola Adeogun as the three took turns in blasting the Arellano defense in the final 20 minutes.

JP Mendoza and Amiel Soberano even joined the fray in the final quarter to ultimately slam the door on an Arellano comeback.

Dela Cruz led the Red Lions with 20 points and 10 boards while Adeogun chipped in 11.

Mendoza and Soberano combined for 19 markers.

Jiovanni Jalalon had another splendid game as he finished with 24 points, nine assists and four steals but San Beda’s experience and depth proved to be too much for the 5’9 spitfire guard to conquer.

Sam Miguel
11-27-2014, 08:50 AM
DLSU, SBC open Nat’l Collegiate title tiff

(The Philippine Star) |

Updated November 27, 2014 - 12:00am

Ynares Gym, Pasig

4 p.m. – San Beda vs La Salle

MANILA, Philippines - La Salle and San Beda collide today in a slambang duel of teams with dominating reinforcements and local aces with the Archers gunning for their third title and the Red Lions seeking a breakthrough win in the National Collegiate Championship finals at the Ynares gym in Pasig City.

Led by Cameroonian rookie Ben Mbala, the Archers swept their way to the finals in four games while the Lions, backstopped by the tested Ola Adeogun, needed to edge Cebu’s University of San Carlos in the tiebreak to clinch the other championship berth.

Game One of the best-of-three series is set at 4 p.m. with Game Two set on Monday. A decider, if necessary, will be held Tuesday.

La Salle, which swept Southwestern U in two games last year, is out to join arch-rival Ateneo as a three-time winner of the annual league which gathers the country’s best collegiate teams.

“We’ll just come out there and give it our best to win,” said La Salle coach Juno Sauler.

San Beda, for its part, is trying to become the first NCAA team to rule the annual event dominated by teams from the UAAP.

“It’s all about pride,” said Adonis Tierra, San Beda’s acting coach.

Tierra said the playoff will largely depend on who between Mbala and San Beda’s Nigerian behemoth Ola Adeogun will dominate although the locals will also play a major role in their respective title bids.

“Ola himself admitted that he was outplayed by Mbala the last time we played,” said Tierra, whose charges fell to the Archers, 56-61, in an Elite Eight game last Friday.

“But he (Adeogun) promised to make up for it by playing hard in the championship,” he added.

Tierra has also stressed the need to neutralize Jeron Teng.

“Aside from Mbala, we also need to find ways to make it hard for Jeron Teng. If we could do that, we’ll have a chance.

Meanwhile, the all-Cebu battle for third place between USC and University of Visayas, originally scheduled as a curtain-raiser to the finals, will instead be played on Monday.

Sam Miguel
11-28-2014, 08:04 AM
San Beda inches closer to PCCL trophy after Finals Game 1 win over La Salle

By Angelo Falcon

on November 27, 2014

MANILA – San Beda finally solved the La Salle puzzle and then moved one step further to adding another silverware to its expanding trophy cabinet.

The Red Lions showed great composure down the stretch as they outlasted the Green Archers, 88-81 in Game one of the 2014 Philippine Collegiate Champions League, Thursday afternoon at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

With the Green Archers breathing down their necks, Baser Amer made two big plays down the stretch as the Red Lions repulsed a late La Salle push.

With their lead down to one, 79-78 with 1:23 to go, Amer made two brilliant plays which slammed the door on the La Salle uprising.

The former NCAA Juniors MVP found Art dela Cruz on brilliant alley-oop play with 1:12 to go before his feed to Ola Adeogun off an inbounds play put the Red Lions ahead 83-78 with 46 seconds to go.

Thomas Torres then misfired on two wide open three pointers on the next possession, before Adeogun sealed the deal by canning five of his six free throws.

“One down and one to go, but it’s not over yet,” said interim San Beda coach Adonis Tierra.

“La Salle is a UAAP champion team and as for us, we have to protect that five-peat, we have to protect the San Beda system,” he added.

Adeogun led the Red Lions with 20 points and seven rebounds despite battling foul trouble.

Amer chipped in 19 points and seven assists, Roldan Sara contributed 15 while dela Cruz had 14 points on top of eight boards.

It was a wasted monstrous effort from Cameroonian transferee Ben Mbala who finished with 26 points, 14 boards and four steals.

Kib Montalbo and Prince Rivero finished with 13 and 12 respectively. - Rivals 2014

The scores:

San Beda 88 - Adeogun 20, Amer 19, Sara 15, de La Cruz 14, Mendoza 8, Sorela 6, Soberano 3, Koga 2, Tankoua 1, Mocon 0, Tongco 0

La Salle 81 - Mbala 26, Montalbo 13, Rivero 12, Tratter 10, Teng 9, Torres 8, Salem 3, Bolick 0, Mustre 0

Quarters: 23-18, 43-37; 61-59; 88-81

Sam Miguel
12-01-2014, 08:32 AM
Ola Adeogun’s clash with Ben Mbala adds spice to PCCL finals

By Angelo Falcon

on November 28, 2014

MANILA – Aside from the battle between two of the best basketball programs in the collegiate level, another interesting sub-plot in the San Beda – La Salle series in the 2014 Philippine Collegiate Champions League is already brewing.

With both teams boasting of two dominant foreigners, it’s easy to see why this match-up is so interesting.

On one corner, you have San Beda’s Ola Adeogun, a critical piece to three of San Beda’s five straight titles in the NCAA. A two-time PBA D-League champion, truly a dominant force in the paint.

On the other, it’s La Salle’s Ben Mbala. The so-called future of the Green Archers. A guy who turned heads when he dropped 41 points on UST when he was still a 17 year old kid, playing for Southwestern University.

And slowly, it’s turning into one of the best rivalries outside of their mother leagues with both players having a win over the other in the national championships.

Asked about how they match up with Mbala, San Beda interim head coach Adonis Tierra admits that they’ve had problems containing the 19 year old Cameroonian.

“Honestly, di consistent (yung defense namin). Nacocontain namin pero inconsistent kami against Mbala. He’s an aggressive player, he can shoot from the outside, he can post up,” he said as Mbala dropped 26 points and 14 rebounds on them in their 88-81 victory over La Salle.

“I just told them right away, they have to double him kasi mahirap na. We have to push him para di mahirapan. Malakas talaga ang katawan, talagang super lakas, magaling yung bata,” he added.

Tierra also confirmed that Adeogun has indeed taken the match-up personally.

Long accustomed to as being the alpha-male, the top dog when it comes to foreign recruits, Adeogun now senses that with Mbala’s arrival – a new challenger to that throne may have surfaced.

Matching up with Mbala for the second time, Adeogun finished with 20 points and seven rebounds despite being saddled with foul trouble.

He also finished with nine points in the final quarter to catapult San Beda to its first win over La Salle in awhile.

“Personal to kay Ola. Kasi nung nagpractice kami kahapon sabi niya coach babawi ako. Napahiya siya (nung first meeting) napahiya talaga siya. Sabi nga niya ‘don’t worry coach, we will win this game, I will take up everything against Mbala’,” Tierra said.

Asked to break down the match-up and how the two fares with each other, Tierra had a surprising response.

“Ako honestly Mbala parin ang medyo lamang, pero nung last two minutes, medyo naging okay na si Ola,” he added.

“Yung quickness, yung athleticism ni Mbala. Mas mabilis siya kay Ola, pero different styles naman sila.” - Rivals 2014

Jeep
12-01-2014, 06:32 PM
congrats to the san beda red lions on winning their first PCCL national title! they dethroned the dela salle green archers in a hotly contested match that practically went down the wire.