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  1. Gameface Hardcore Players of the Year 2013

    With both of the major college seasons now done (thanks a bunch, NCAA) we come to that time of the year when www.gameface.ph declares the amateur players who shone the most throughout the hardcore hoops calendar. For this edition we will include players from the UAAP, the NCAA and the PBA D-League. Just to be clear: Although stats and wins played an important part in the selection process, there is a player or two who might not have figured in the Top 10 statistical points and player efficiency ratings but who still made it due to hardcore cred. If anything, perhaps the simplest way to put it is that the guys who made it here are the guys without who their respective teams surely would have become mere scrimmage fodder.

    UAAP ___

    Roi Sumang, 5'8" 155 pounds, Pointguard, University of the East

    Sumang played like an MVP as far back as the summer preseason leagues. When he was on the floor for UE the Warriors played like contenders. Anytime he had to sit the UE game was going nowhere. That he somehow manufactured assists with the teammates he has is a tribute to his game brilliance.

    Charles Mamie, 6'7" 260 pounds, Center, University of the East

    As good as Sumang is the real reason UE was able to be as competitive as they were in Season 76 is the powerful Sierra Leone center Mamie. He had a few 20-rebound games even against the top UAAP frontlines and he managed to still lead in player efficiency ratings even though he missed two games due to suspension. He was the rightful MVP for this season.

    Chris Newsome, 6'2" 185 pounds, Swingman, Ateneo De Manila

    Speaking of staying competitive, Newsome was the main reason erstwhile 5-Peat champion Ateneo was even in the picture throughout Season 76. Without his athletic ability and rebounds the Blue Eagles would have been given up for dead. He even managed to become a Top 10 player even while playing out of position as the team's nominal power forward.

    Ray Parks, 6'3" 200 pounds, Swingman, National University

    Parks might have had a nightmare of an ending to his Season 76 (losing to UST in the Final 4 in spite of a twice-to-beat advantage) but he still managed to finish second in overall player efficiency. He is the main reason NU was touted as a contender this season, and his return for next season assures the Bulldogs remain a top team.

    Karim Abdul, 6'5" 220 pounds, Center, University of Santo Tomas

    Take anybody else off the UST roster and the Tigers might still have found a way into the Final 4 at least. They did after all manage not to miss Jeric Fortuna too badly, as they returned to the Finals. It was the bull-strong Abdul however who provided an anchor for his team by averaging over 16 points and 12 rebounds and providing an inside presence.

    NCAA ___

    Raymund Almazan, 6'8" 225 pounds, Center, Letran College

    Almazan has come a long way from just another tall kid with barely any real skill on the Letran B Team four and a half years ago. Now he finishes his college career MVP of the NCAA and ready to move on to the pros.

    Ola Adeogun, 6'8" 235 pounds, Center, San Beda College

    Without a doubt the one and only reason the Red Lions were still touted as the dominant team of the NCAA, Adeogun was named to the Mythical 5 of Season 89 and continues to provide an unmatched presence in the lane.

    Nosa Omorogbe, 6'1" 190 pounds, Swingman, Perpetual Help University

    Last year he was just another import firing away from all angles. This year he expanded his overall game and kept his Altas ahead of the pack throughout the early goings of a long season. If he were any taller he'd be the best import in the league.

    Junric Baloria, 5'9" 160 pounds, Guard, Perpetual Help University

    When commentators and coaches alike disdain a player for being merely a scorer they seem to be missing the whole point of the game. Baloria came in firing as early as the summer preseason tournaments, and he never stopped firing. His teammate Harold Arboleda filled up entire stat sheets but it was Baloria's gunnery that allowed the Altas to really compete.

    Noube Happi, 6'6" 225 pounds, Emilio Aguinaldo College

    It is his second straight year in the Mythical 5 and his team was in the Final 4 picture all the way up to the last couple of days in the regular season. Happi provided much-needed size and insurance inside for the Generals.

    PBA D-LEAGUE ___

    Eliud Poligrates, 5'10" 165 pounds, Guard, Cagayan Rising Suns

    Disgraced in his native Cebu for allegations of impropriety relating to the game, Poligrates emerged as a star in the D League. His Rising Suns created waves in the league and he was the one primarily responsible for stirring it.
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  2. PSSBC, PCYAA Updates

    2nd Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship (PSSBC)
    Venue: Chiang Kai Shek Gym

    Nov. 16 Results
    San Sebastian College 59 vs. Chiang Kai Shek College 54
    Ateneo 88 vs. St. Stephen’s High School 58
    Hope Christian High School 78 – Jose Rizal University 63
    National University 82 vs. Xavier School 81 OT

    Nov. 17 Results
    Ateneo (2-0) 72 vs. Jose Rizal University (0-2) 71
    Chiang Kai Shek College (1-1) 83 vs. Mapua Tech (0-1) 80
    San Sebastian College (2-0) 80 vs. National University (1-1) 75
    Hope Christian High School (2-0) 80 vs. De La Salle-Zobel (0-1) 74
    San Beda College (1-0) 91 vs. St. Stephen’s High School (0-2) 65

    1st Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA)
    Venue: Uno Gym

    Nov. 16 Results
    St. Peter Apostle Church 48 vs. Grace Christian College 46
    St. Jude Catholic School 58 vs. Makati Gospel Church New Life 36
    Uno High School 99 vs. Philippine Cultural College 63

    Nov. 17 Results
    Uno High School (2-0) 63 vs. Grace Christian College (0-2) 51
    St. Jude Catholic School (2-0) 94 vs. St. Peter Apostle Church (1-1) 41

    Nov. 20 Schedule
    Philippine Cultural College vs. Makati Gospel Church New Life (6:30 p.m.)

    Nov. 23 Schedule
    St. Jude Catholic School vs. Philippine Cultural College (1:00 p.m.)
    Uno High School vs. St. Peter Apostle Church (2:30 pm.)
    Grace Christian College vs. Makati Gospel Church New Life (4:00 p.m.)

    Nov. 24 Schedule
    Uno High School vs. Makati Gospel Church New Life (10:30 a.m.)
    St. Peter Apostle Church vs. Philippine Cultural College (1:00 p.m.)
    St. Jude Catholic School vs. Grace Christian College (2:30 p.m.)
  3. QCAA Basketball: 5 Different Winners in 5 Divisions

    Five different schools emerged triumphant in their respective divisions as the 7th Quezon City Athletic Association basketball competitions came to a conclusion last Saturday at the Royale Tivoli Gym.

    And with the exception of one, all are new winners from last season.

    Ateneo Grade School completed a 7-0 finish with a 45-40 victory over School of Saint Anthony to claim the title in the 12-and-under Elementary Boys division. Eleven Eaglets punched their names in the scoring column, led by Jan Baltazar (seven points), Dave Lero (six) and Yves Lazaro (five), the pint-sized playmaker who earned Most Valuable Player honors.

    In the 13-and-under Elementary Boys division, unblemished Jubilee Christian Academy got off to a slow start, trailing by as much as six points (18-12) late in the first eight-minute quarter, before exploding with a 10-0 blast bridging the first and second periods for a 39-27 halftime lead en route to a smashing 73-44 victory over Angelicum College

    JCA, which posted an 8-0 mark in the 2.5-month tournament, shot an amazing 63 percent from the field, mostly completed on fastbreaking, unmolested layups. The team was bannered by Barraza, who chalked up a game-high 29 points on 14-of-17 shooting and handed out five assists. Burly C. Lim came up with an 18-point, 6-rebound, 7-assist performance to snare the MVP hardware.

    Espeña topscored for the Baby Roebucks with 25 points, including 21 in the first half that was built around four triples in five attempts.

    Angelicum College exacted revenge of some sorts when its girls high school team registered a fifth consecutive championship with an effortless 68-37 rout of error-prone Community of Learners Foundation in the finals.

    It was a stroll in the park for the Lady Roebucks, who won all of their seven assignments, as they banked on the multi-dimensional brilliance of Charmaine Torres, the back-to-back MVP awardee who had 19 points, six boards, four assists and a pair of steals in 28 minutes; Winona Guallar, who knocked in 15 markers along with five reebies and three dimes; and Angelica Tajan, who contributed 14 scores and five rebounds.

    COLF, which earlier was smothered by AC, 90-28, in preliminary play, only had three players scoring. Gene Amar had 20 points and six rebounds and gangling Denise Morelos totaled 15 points, 24 rebounds and six blocks. The duo played the entire 40 minutes but combined for 23 of the team’s 38 turnovers with Amar wasting 13 offensive opportunities. Morelos, a long-haired 5-11 center, is the daughter of former professional player Mar Morelos and reportedly is headed for Ateneo in college.

    In the Boys High School Developmental division, King’s Montessori School defeated Mother of Perpetual Help School, 79-74, for the title. Jherald Aloba and Julian Bautista shared topscoring honors with 13 points apiece for KMS. Albeth Camay was limited to eight markers due to an injury but earned the MVP award for his season-long brilliance with the winners.

    St. Vincent School went 8-0 in the tournament in beating Immaculate Conception Cathedral School, 83-78, during the finals of the Boys High School Competitive division.

    After a 15-all deadlock at the end of the first 10-minute period, SVS swiftly took command and never trailed thereafter even if it had to diffuse a pair of endgame rallies by ICCS to scramble for the five-point victory.

    Five men hit double digits for St. Vincent School, whose most famous product is former De La Salle and Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) veteran Junjun Cabatu. These are MVP honoree F. Antonio, 15 points and eight rebounds; Mark Panizal, 14 points, 10 boards and four assists; Rjay Perez, 14 points; Elijah Serrano, 13 markers and three assists; and John Dimson, 10 points.

    Meanwhile, the QCAA volleyball competitions in the elementary and high school divisions for boys and girls are slated late this month.
  4. HS BASKETBALL WEEKEND ROUND UP

    HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL RESULTS

    7th Quezon City Athletic Association (QCAA)
    Venue: Royale Tivoli Gym

    + 12-and-under Elementary Boys finals
    Ateneo Grade School (7-0) 45 vs. School of Saint Anthony (5-3) 40

    Ateneo – Jan Baltazar (7 points), Dave Lero (6), Yves Lazaro (5 points)
    SSA – Luna (12 points), Pesayco (11), Alon (9 points, 9 rebounds)
    Most Valuable Player – Lazaro, Ateneo

    + 13-and-under Elementary Boys finals
    Jubilee Christian Academy (8-0) 73 vs. Angelicum College (6-3) 44

    Jubilee – Barraza (29 points, 5 assists), C. Lim (18 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists), Yulangco (13 points)

    Angelicum – Espeña (25 points, 4-of-8 3FGA), Gutierrez (6 points)

    Most Valuable Player – C. Lim, Jubilee

    + Girls High School finals
    Angelicum College (7-0) 68 vs. Community of Learners Foundation (4-3) 37

    Angelicum – Charmaine Torres (19 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals, back-to-back MVP), Winona Guallar (15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists), Angelica Tajan (14 points, 5 rebounds), Bea Del Poso (6 points, 9 rebounds)

    COLF – Gene Amar (20 points, 6 rebounds, 13 turnovers), Denise Morelos (15 points, 24 rebounds, 6 blocks, 10 turnovers, league-leading 20.7-rebound average, 5-11 daughter of former PBA player Mar Morelos)

    Most Valuable Player – Torres, Angelicum (fifth straight title)

    + Boys High School Developmental finals
    King’s Montessori School (7-3) 79 vs. Mother of Perpetual Help School (7-3) 74

    KMS – Jherald Aloba (13 points), Julian Bautista (13 points, 5 rebounds), Darwin Aldea (9 points), John Nonato (9 points), Israel Co (8 points), Ace Viniegas (8 points) and Alberth Camay)

    MPHS – Gedrald Junio (19 points, 11 rebounds), Mark Dela Rosa (19 points, 12 rebounds), Jerico Lopez (15 points), Ralph Tero (14 points)

    Most Valuable Player – Camay, KMS

    + Boys High School Competitive finals
    St. Vincent School (8-0) 83 vs. Immaculate Conception Cathedral School (6-3) 78

    St. Vincent – F. Antonio (15 points, 8 rebounds), Mark Panizal (14 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists), Rjay Perez (14 points), Elijah Serrano (13 points), John Dimson (10 points)

    ICCS – Camposano (19 points, 8 rebounds), Mingi (17 points), Alimasa (14 points, 10 rebounds), Doxi (14 points, 9 rebounds)

    Most Valuable Player, F. Antonio, St. Vincent


    2nd Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship (PSSBC)
    Venue: Chiang Kai Shek Gym

    Opening Day Results (Nov. 16)
    San Sebastian College 59 vs. Chiang Kai Shek College 54
    Ateneo 88 vs. St. Stephen’s High School 58
    Hope Christian High School 78 – Jose Rizal University 63
    National University 82 vs. Xavier School 81 OT

    Games Nov. 17
    Ateneo vs. Jose Rizal University (9:00 a.m.)
    Mapua Tech vs. Chiang Kai Shek College (10:30 a.m.)
    San Sebastian College vs. National University (12 noon)
    Hope Christian High School vs. De la Salle-Zobel (1:30 p.m.)
    San beda College vs. St. Stephen’s High School (3:00 p.m.)

    1st Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA)
    Venue: Uno Gym

    Opening Day Results (Nov. 16)
    St. Peter Apostle Church 48 vs. Grace Christian College 46
    St. Jude Catholic School 58 vs. Makati Gospel Church New Life 36
    Uno High School 99 vs. Philippine Cultural College 63

    Games Nov. 17
    Uno High School vs. Grace Christian College (10:30 a.m.)
    St. Peter Apostle Church vs. St. Jude Catholic School (1 p.m.)
  5. CHINESE-FILIPINO HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: NEW LEAGUE TO MAKE ITS DEBUT

    A new Chinese-Filipino high school basketball league, the Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association, will unwrap its maiden season on Saturday, November 16, at the Uno Gym in Manila.

    The league is composed of six members, namely, Uno High School, St. Jude Catholic School, Grace Christian College, Philippine Cultural College, Saint Peter Apostle Church and Makati Gospel Church New Life.

    Uno High School, Grace Christian College and Philippine Cultural College were the founding members of the 43-year Metro Manila Tiong Lian Basketball Association.

    Philippine Cultural College left the MMTLBA in the late 1980s due to political differences and poor officiating. Uno left the MMTLBA before the 2013 season because of recruitment issues. Grace Christian College and St. Jude Catholic School subsequently also quit the league after the 43rd season over the same issue.

    That left the MMTLBA with just four members: Reigning champion Hope Christian High School, Xavier School, Chiang Kai Shek College and St. Stephen’s High School. HCHS, Xavier School and CKSC are seeing action in the 2nd Philippine Secondary Schools Basketball Championship, which will also commence action on November 16, against the top juniors teams from the UAAP and NCAA.

    All the Ching Yuen games will be held at the Uno Gym on Saturdays and Sundays.

    The three games on opening day are: Grace Christian College vs. SPAS (10:30 a.m.), St. Jude Catholic School vs. MGCNL (1 p.m.) and PCC vs. Uno High School (2:30 p.m.).

    Two games are slated for Sunday, November 17. They are Uno vs. Grace Christian (10:30 a.m.) and SJCS vs. SPAS (1:00 p.m.).
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