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Joescoundrel
11-24-2014, 08:45 AM
19 teams duke it out in 11th Fr. Martin cagefest

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Updated November 18, 2014 - 2:52pm

MANILA, Philippines Ė Nineteen varsity teams are expected to take part in the 11th Fr. Martin Collegiate Open Cup basketball tournament when action gets under way on Saturday, November 22, at the Arellano University gymnasium in Legarda, Manila.

The San Beda Red Lions, who are the reigning NCAA champions, will open their campaign with a 9 a.m. clash with the University of Santo Tomas Tigers.

They are among the 15 squads that have initially signified their intentions to join in the menís division.

Defending champions University of Santo Tomas Tigresses, who took the womenís honors the last time around, will fight for glory in the womenís division.

The menís division will also include the defending champion College of St. Benilde Blazers, Lyceum Philippines University, Far Eastern University, Adamson University, Mapua Institute of Technology, National University and University of the East.

University of Perpetual Help, La Salle, Ateneo and San Sebastian have also signified their intention to participate, according to commissioner Robert de la Rosa.

Also initially joining the womenís division are FEU, UE and La Salle.

The last time around, the CSB Blazers subdued University of Perpetual Help-A, 113-102, in overtime to clinch the menís division crown.

Lor Rivera fired 21 points for the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers, who outplayed the La Salle Lady Archers, 78-69, for the womenís crown.

Sam Miguel
11-28-2014, 01:34 PM
Games at Arellano tomorrow, 29 November, starting at 8:00 AM ___

UE versus Lyceum
Mapua versus NU

Joescoundrel
02-20-2015, 11:35 AM
Game sched for Saturday, 21 February at Arellano, games start at 8:00 AM:

Perpetual vs Adamson
San Beda vs Arellano
Mapua vs UE

Joescoundrel
02-20-2015, 11:36 AM
Game schedule for Sunday, 22 February at FEU, games start at 8:00 AM:

Lyceum vs UST
San Beda vs Perpetual

Yes, apparently the Red Lions are playing on back-back game days.

Joescoundrel
02-27-2015, 02:54 PM
Game schedule for Saturday 28 February at Arellano, games start at 8:00 AM:

UE vs FEU A
UST vs FEU B

For Sunday 1 March at FEU, games start at 8:00 AM:

Arellano vs Mapua
San Beda vs Lyceum
Perpetual vs FEU A

Joescoundrel
03-05-2015, 09:53 AM
Game schedule for Saturday 7 March at FEU, games start at 8:00 AM:

Arellano vs UE
Perpetual vs San Beda

Semifinals na po ito, knockout only, winners advance into the Finals, don't know if there is a game for third place.

Joescoundrel
03-09-2015, 10:00 AM
Arellano, Perpetual Arrange FMC Open Title Showdown

By www.gameface.ph

7 March 2015, FEU Gym, Manila - Arellano University and Perpetual Help University will dispute the Fr Martin Cup Open Division championship as they disposed of separate foes at the sweltering Far Eastern gym in downtown Manila.

Arellano outlasted University of the East 73-64, while Perpetual mauled San Beda College 93-66 in the knockout semifinals.

UE actually jumped the gun on Arellano, racing to a 0-7 start and built as much as a 4-15 lead midway through the first period.

But the Chiefs regrouped behind pointguard Jio Jalalon and shooting guard Zach Nicholls to turn things around 21-19 early in the second period. Coach Jerry Codinera's boys never looked back from there.

The Warriors of Coach Derrick Pumaren hung around behind 6'8" import Bernard Awana's strong inside game, and the all-around hustle of brothers Paul and Jason Varilla, but just could not regain the upper hand.

Burly big men John Bangga and Mac Tano tool turns controlling the boards and the lane to frustrate the inside game of UE, staving off the repeated Warrior rallies. Nichols then nailed back-to-back three-pointers to make it 61-71 for his Chiefs with some two minutes and change left in the game.

"I'm happy we were able to play better defense in the second half, and the boys really earned it," said Codinera after the game.

Nichols led Arellano with 19 points including four treys. Jalalon added 12 points.

Awana had 20 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks for the Warriors but got little help from the rest of his guys.

In the second game, the Altas established control early on against the Red Lions and practically cruised to the win.

Reigning NCAA MVP Scottie Thompson controlled the game early for his Altas as they went zoomed to the 11-4 lead to start the game.

San Beda put on a mini-run to come within 13-11 behind Jeramer Cabanag but that would be as close as the Red Lions would get.

Newcomer Mac Ylagan conspired with Crispin Elopre, Gerald Dizon, Ric Gallardo and imports John Eze and Akhoutei Bright to establish a 50-39 halftime lead and simply never looked back.

Playing without his top NCAA veterans, Coach Jamike Jarin just could not match up against the veteran Altas of father and son Coaches Aric and Lester Del Rosario.

The 6-foot-7 Eze punctuated the dominance of the Altas with back-to-back alley-hoop slams to build the largest lead at 93-63 with only 1:40 left in the game.

Ylagan led all scorers with 21 points with four treys, while Elopre added 16 markers on three treys of his own. Cabanag had 13 points for San Beda.

The one-game championship is set for the morning of Saturday 14 March, tentatively at the San Beda St Placid Gym.

Joescoundrel
03-16-2015, 10:14 AM
Perpetual Takes FMC Open Crown

By www.gameface.ph

14 March 2015, FEU Gym, Manila - Perpetual Help is serving early notice to the rest of the college basketball world that they are now truly serious contenders.

Coach Aric Del Rosario's Altas played disciplined ball all throughout to outlast the tough Arellano Chiefs 79-70 and claim the Fr Martin Cup Open Division championship on an overcast weekend morning.

It was a nip and tuck affair all throughout, with both teams putting together various runs and stops right from the opening tip.

Perpetual raced to the early 11-2 lead behind the playmaking of reigning NCAA MVP Scottie Thompson. With the 5-foot-11 Thompson mostly playing decoy from the elbow areas, the Altas were able to get their short-passing game going right in the opening period.

5-foot-8 Jiovanni Jalalon however responded for the Chiefs of Coach Jerry Codinera, as he pushed up the tempo to bring Arellano within 13-10.

Both teams then went on an exchange of stops and mini-runs much to the delight of a nearly-equal crowd of partisans from both sides.

Jalalon and Thompson were having a very good duel. Jalalon fed Zach Nichols for a go-ahead three at 39-42 late in the third period. Thompson responded by playing the cutting lanes and feeding their burly 6-foot-5 import Ahkuetie Bright to know the count at 48-all.

Four ties and two lead changes occurred before the third period ended.

That pattern continued for most of the payoff fourth period, until Thompson put an end to it by making unheralded forward Kevin Oliveria the go-to guy in the fourth. Oliveria hit three straight baskets in the last two minutes all on Thompson assists, the last making it 68-76.

Arellano on the other hand simply came apart at the seams. With no one unable to convert on several of his own good passes, Jalalon was forced to try and carry the Chiefs himself. He went on to miss his last three attempts, dooming the Chiefs.

Ahkuetie had 18 points and 10 rebounds while Thompson added 17, and Oliveria 13 for the Altas.

Jalalon had a game-high 20 points and nine assists for Arellano.