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08-07-2017, 07:29 AM
Interclub '83
Another big amateur cagefest reels off

While Professional basketball takes a hiatus, there seems to be no let up in the amateur side of caging. The PABL Founder's Cup has crossed the playoff line, so as not to have even a brief gap in amateur caging, the Interclub organizers decided to unfurl its 1983-84 season even before the closing rites of the PABL Founders' Cup.
16 teams, the biggest turnout ever, are seeing action in the seventh edition of the Interclub, which reeled off last November 28 at the Rizal Memorial coliseum. Bunched in Group A are Adamson University, Ermita Tourist Inn-UM, Perpetual Savings Bank, Philippine Maritime Colleges, Philippine School of Business Administration, San Beda College, University of the Philippines, and University of Santo Tomas.
Slugging it out in Group B are Concrete Aggregates Corp., Development Bank of Rizal, EPZA, Ministry of Agrarian Reform IV, National College of Business Administration, Philippine Social Security Labor Union, Technics-FEU, and University of the East.
A single elimination round will be conducted with the four teams topping each group advancing into the final round of eight, which will start on January 10.

08-07-2017, 07:32 AM
The Interclub Now
By Jericho Pujante
February 1982

Twelve teams, led by 1981 regular and invitational champion De La Salle, paraded before an enthusiastic crowd that witnessed the opening of the 1982 Interclub basketball tournament held recently at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Greeted by cheers and jeers and wild applause, Gonzalgo "Lito" Puyat, president of the Basketball Association of the Philippines, delivered a meaningful message as the opening ceremonies' guest of honor. He also tossed the ceremonial ball which formally opened the tournament.
Six teams, after the one-round eliminations, will advance into the semis. The other six teams will play another round for placing. The first two squads after the semi-finals will dispute the title via a best-of-three series.
Strong favorites to figure in the championship are defending champion La Salle, Paul Jordan, Express Transportation and Masagana-Maisagana 99.
The Bad Bananas, which serves as a big come-on at the box office if only for the fact that the team is laden with some of the most exciting figures in the movie world like Christopher De Leon, Jay Ilagan, Rollie Quizon and Al Tantay, is the tourney darkhorse. It has support from MICAA-honed Tony Sayson, Anthony Alanon, Aldo Perez and Gabby Liwag.
La Salle has four national players to start with plus the fact that it is coached by national mentor Pilo Pumaren. The nationals in the quintet are Ted Alfarero, Richard Mendoza, Wilton Roxas and Franz Pumaren. Other notable names in the lineup are Joseph Uichico, Alfred Almario, Derick Pumaren and American William Pearson.
Paul Jordan, coached by Nat Canson, has the nucleus of the Crispa team in the MICAA. Five of the former Redmanizers seeing action with the team are skipper Angelito Esguerra, the national team hotshot, Anthony Mendoza, Noli Banate, 1980 RP youth campaigner Dante Gonzalgo and Bito Orcullo. Added to the talented nucleus are the heady Adonis Tierra, Sonny Cabatu and the hardworking Danny Acero.
Express Transportation, the powerhouse non-MICAA quintet of Sonny Co, has acquired the services of James Payne, the American who saw action with the Yco Painters not too long ago. The vastly-improved Ramon Samson, 6-5, is a fine starting center for the squad. The two cagers of note get the support from the veteran duo of Amang Yango and Boy Mora and the spunky pair of Onchie De la Cruz and Jerome Cueto.
The vaunted Masagana-Maisagana 99 team is spearheaded by national player John Copada. The youngish, 6-3 center is aided in the rebounding chores by Boy Aquino, James Espiritu and the gangling rookie Rey Cuenco. The team's offensive thrusts is supplied by Joshua Villapando, Jimmy Anselmo, Nelson Espinosa and Egay Amisola, while the backcourt is carefully tended by 6-3s Boy Viray and Jojo Guzman, Leo Austria, Joey Magana and 1978 and 1979 RP youth standout Hector Calma who is debuting with the 99ers this season. The team is coached by Director Domingo Panganiban.
Since its opening last January 31, the Interclub has been providing cage fans with some of the best games, hotly-contested, tightly-fought matches that have certainly given the league the much-needed push.
Long regarded as a so-so tilt, it has emerged, and still is emerging, as number one. Interclub '82, indeed, is the league of the hour!

08-08-2017, 01:16 PM
1982 Interclub unofficial line-ups (1st part)

Masagana 99 (coach: Domingo Panganiban)

Edgar Amisola, Jaime Anselmo, Jeremias Aquino, Leo Austria, Hector Calma, John Copada, Rey Cuenco, Nelson Espinosa, Cesar Espiritu, Juanico Guzman, Billy Lim, Jose Magana, Enrique Marquez, Rodel Sy, Joshua Villapando, Meneles Viray.

De La Salle University (coach: Filomeno Pumaren)

Teodocio Alfarero, Alfred Almario, Alexander Aranez, Alfredo Azurin, Richard Mendoza, William Pearson, Franz Pumaren, Frederick Pumaren, Wilton Roxas, Dante Sapalo, Leoncio Tan, Joseph Uichico, Ludovico Valenciano, Antonio Yturri.

Express Truckers (coach: Sunny Co)

Uldarico Acuna, Gregory Bichara, Alberto Ching, Danny Co, Julio Cruz, Ramon dela Cruz, Louis Cu, Jerome Cueto, Orlando Laquian, Ernesto Mendoza, Alfonso Mora, James Payne, Reynaldo Revilloza, Nestor Roa, Ramon Samson, Armando Yango.

Spire Jeans (coach: Loreto Carbonell)

Alfredo Amador, Woodrow Balani, Luis Brill, Bernardo Caparas, Florante dela Cruz, Artemio Gancayco, Ricardo Garcia, Bernardo Martin, Manuel Marquez, Christopher McGarry, Allan Maimban, John Najarro, Jesus Ramirez, Rey Ramos, Enrico Rivera, Conrado Roxas.

Light Corporation Athletic Club (coach: Jose Fernando, Jr)

Danilo Ala, Pedrito Aninon, Eduardo Baldomero, Erwin Bolabola, Dennis Carbonilla, Roowelt Castrence, Dwight Chua, John Malhabour, Alberto Manuel, Gonzalo Melocoton, Ramon Navales, Achilles Olano, Rey Perez, Ranulfo Robles, Ramon San Juan, Oscar Silverio.

Bad Banana All-Stars (coach: Edgar Mortiz)

Anthony Alanon, Ramon Aquino, Eduardo Cabasal, Ricardo Cui, Johnny Delgado, Jay Ilagan, Christopher de Leon, Gabriel Liwag, Edgar Mortiz, Orlando Oba, Alejandro Perez, Cielito Santos, Anthony Sayson, Al Tantay, Rolly Quizon.

08-08-2017, 01:42 PM
1982 Interclub unofficial line-ups (2nd part)

Concrete Aggregates (coach: Arleo Magtibay)

Wilfredo Anuri, Gerardo Asuncion, Honorato Cada, Frederick Collado, Anselmo Companion, Frederick Ferrer, Florentino Jacang, Alfredo Lapasaran, Ricardo de Leon, Percival Miranda, Ernan Natividad, Medardo Sultan, Jaime Tiglao, Roberto Verdon.

University of the Philippines (coach: Joe Lipa)

Vincent Albino, Randolph Avelino, Rafael Bernabe, Raymond Celis, Allan Cruz, Frederick Dandan, Manolito Ferriols, Jose Garcia, Manuel Garcia, Roberto Garcia, Joel Javier, Reynaldo Madrid, Rommel Mapa, Manolito Paulin, Amando Salva, Jose Villanueva.

Pizza Inn (coach: Orlando Bauzon)

Reynaldo Abarquez, Allan Abelgas, Christopher Amamonpon, Cresencio Ampalayo, Demetrio Antonio, Joel Guzman, Noel Guzman, Juan Imperio, Leo Isaac, Ernesto Loyzaga, Victor Magpantay, Roberto Mariano, Reynaldo Monsalve, Elmer Reyes, Rafael Santiago, Renato Soberano.

Paul Jordan (coach: Nat Canson)

Danilo Acero, Bernabe Aquino, Antonio Azurin, Noli Banate, Santiago Cabatu, Antonio Cruz, Angelito Esguerra, Dante Gonzalgo, Federico Lauchengco, Ferdinand Maglaque, Anthony Mendoza, Orbito Orcullo, Romeo Patawaran, Jose delos Reyes, Adonis Tierra, Joel Valle.

PMI (coach: Jaime Cloma)

Arvel Balosbalos, Benedicto Briones, Jesus Bugna, Antonio Isidro, Wilfredo Jurilla, Alberto Macaraeg, Joselito Mendoza, Raul Ofracio, Wilfredo Paguio, Reynaldo Paronginable, Aristotle Penano, Ruel Reyes, Carlito Tagle, Chito Viray, Watson Wong.

Rizal Park (coach: I.M Aureado)

Emmanuel Apaoan, Camilo Aureada, Antonio Canono, Reynaldo Cruz, Felipe Distor, Florentino Emprese, Mario Estillore, Renato del Mundo, Mariano Pingol, Pablo Riego, Alexander Roadilla, Marsantos Salas, Virgilio Soria, Roberto Valerio.