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    1st Talk 'N Text MVBA Invitational

    MVBA versus PBL again. hopefully, this will be the beginning of an open all-filipino national tournament. Giant 6'11" Slaughter might join Cebuana Lhuillier:

    June 13, 2007
    Taking in Slaughter

    TWO teams from the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) and four squads from the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) are set to test each other when the 2007 Talk ’N Text MVBA invitational tournament unfolds on June 24-28 at the Cebu Coliseum.

    Existing MVBA squads, led by multi-titled M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala, Arthro Kontra Arthritis, Holcim Pryce Pharma and Iligan Archangels, will test their skills against Burger Kings, Dazz Detergent of the PBL.

    And with his lack in ceiling and a legitimate center, Jewelers coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba is inviting 6-foot-11 Fil-Am sensation Greg Slaughter to join his team.

    But University of the Visayas Green Lancer coach Elmer “Boy” Cabahug had a different opinion.

    According to Cabahug, Slaughter is not yet ready for a commercial tournament, since he is still 19 years old and needs to polish his skills a bit for the tough game in the commercial level.

    “Games in the commercial tournaments are different from the collegiate ball game. Yes, we know that he has a huge potential, but he is not yet ready with the physical games in the commercial,” explained Cabahug.

    Slaughter, who made headlines recently, has not only caught the attention of the Cebu basketball leagues but in the nation’s capital as well.

    “Maybe he doesn’t know this but he’s already a big name in Manila,” said BAP-SBP executive director Patrick Gregorio during the press conference.

    After losing to Arthro during the MVBA Visayas Division championship, Alcoseba is now retooling his lineup and will possibly hire good and legitimate centers. (RCM)

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    1st Talk 'N Text MVBA Invitational

    MVBA Invitational hoop set June 24-28
    By Emmanuel B. Villaruel
    Wednesday, June 13, 2007
    The Freeman

    The Basketball Association of the Philippines-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) will take off its initial project in this portion of the archipelago with the staging of the Talk ‘N Txt BAP-SBP Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Invitational Tournament on June 24-28 at the Cebu Coliseum.

    This was formally announced by event organizers led by BAP-SBP executive director Patrick “Pato” C. Gregorio and Cebu City Councilor Raul “Yayoy” D. Alcoseba in a press conference yesterday at Yayoy’s Grill and Resto Bar.

    They were joined by long-time sports patron and BAP-7 director Lorenzo “Chao” Sy, University of the Visayas head coach Elmer “Boy” Cabahug, UV’s 6-foot-11 Fil-Am Gregory Fuentes-Slaughter and West Negros College (WNC) sports coordinator Rico Perez.

    “Hopefully this tournament will be an annual thing for us. They (BAP-SBP) are doing this so the program that they will implement in the province will push through,” said Alcoseba, the decorated M. Lhuillier bench tactician who is also the founder of MVBA.

    For his part, Chao Sy has thrown in his commitment to help the league in any way he can for as long as it is for the betterment of Philipine basketball in general and for the development of Cebu hoopdom in particular.

    “I’m always willing to extend my help as long as it is for the good of Philippine basketball. The only thing I can say is that instead of destroying each other, let’s help one another and work hand in hand for the good of the sport. Let’s foster unity instead of creating divisiveness,” appealed Chao Sy.

    A total of six teams - two each from Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao - will take part in the five-day cagefest.

    These are Burger King and Dazz Dishwashing Paste from the Manila-based Philippine Basketball League (PBL), M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala and newly-crowned 2007 MVBA First Conference Visayas champion Arthro Kontra Arthritis of Visayas, and Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr and Iligan Archangels representing Mindanao.

    Alcoseba said the competing teams will be divided into two brackets with the top two teams advancing into the crossover semifinals. The winners will then clash for the championship in a winner-take-all affair, while the losers battle for third place honors. Changing The Face of The Game!

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    1st Talk 'N Text MVBA Invitational Fact Sheet


    * * *The First Talk 'N Text Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association Invitational Basketball Tournament


    * * *June 24 to 28, 2007 (Sunday to Thursday)


    * * *New Cebu City Coliseum (Sanciangko Street, Cebu City)


    * * *GROUP A
    * * *1.* Dazz ‘Sang Patak Kitchen Specialists
    * * *2.* 24/7 Freight Promac-Iligan Archangels
    * * *3.* M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City

    * * *GROUP B
    * * *1.* Burger King Whoppers
    * * *2.* Holcim Pryce Pharma-Misamis Oriental
    * * *3.* Firefly Hotel Fortuna

    Tournament Format (ten games, five days):

    * * *Elimination Round (six games, three days) – six teams divided into two three-team divisions to play a single-round robin within their respective division for three games each.* Top two teams in each division will advance to the semifinals with ties resolved using the latest FIBA rules as amended;

    * * *Semifinal Round (two games, one day) – The top team of Group A will meet the second-best team of Group B while the top team of Group B will meet the second-best team of Group A.* The winners advance to the finals while the losers will dispute Third Place;

    * * *Final Round (two games, one day) – The semifinal winners will meet in a one-game playoff for the championship.* In the curtain-raiser, the semifinal losers will play for Third Place;

    * * *Officiating – will be provided by BAP-SBP-accredited referees, table officials and commissioners using the latest FIBA rules as amended.
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    Re: 1st Talk 'N Text MVBA Invitational

    so is this the first tournamnet where we will see Slaughter play??

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    Re: 1st Talk 'N Text MVBA Invitational

    Burger King, Dazz boost MVBA Invitational cast

    By Jasmine W. Payo
    Last updated 06:06am (Mla time) 06/23/2007

    MANILA, Philippines—Two PBL teams will see action in the First Talk ‘N Text-Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Invitational basketball tournament starting tomorrow at the New Cebu City Coliseum.

    Burger King and Dazz ‘Sang Patak, both led by standouts from the Visayas and Mindanao, will mix it up with four other teams in the first major provincial event sanctioned by the Samahang Basket bol ng Pilipinas.

    Both squads tapped reinforcements from other teams in the PBL, which recently crowned Harbour Centre as its third straight champion.

    MVBA first conference champion Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr, Iligan Archangels, host M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City and collegiate powerhouse University of Visayas complete the field in the five-day tournament.

    Dazz will take on M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala in the opening game at 3:30 p.m., right after the 3 p.m. kickoff ceremony. Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr and Burger King will battle at 5:30 p.m.

    The Whoppers now boast of a formidable frontline as JR Quińahan, the burly Cebuano slotman, teams up with Toyota Balintawak’s 6-foot-7 Fil-Am Joe Devance, whose mother, Mae, traces her roots to Negros Occidental.

    The Kitchen Specialists, whose players are mostly from the South, will field three Harbour players led by Zamboanga’s Chico Lanete, a two-time Finals MVP.

    Dazz is mentored by Visayan coach Jun Noel while Lawrence Chongson will call the shots for the Whoppers, who reached the quarterfinals of the last PBL conference.

    The six teams will be divided into two groups and play a single round. The top two teams in each group will advance to the June 27 crossover semifinals, with the winners clashing for the championship the following day. Changing The Face of The Game!

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    2 PBL teams join MVBA meet

    CEBU CITY — Two Philippine Basketball League (PBL) teams have been invited to take part in the First Talk ’N Text Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association, which gets under way tomorrow at the New Cebu City Coliseum.

    The presence of Dazz ’Sang Patak and Burger King is expected to further heighten the action and excitement in the five-day event – the first provincial tournament under the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas headed by telecommunications tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan.

    Dazz, handled by veteran coach Jun Noel and managed by Bernard Yang, will be reinforced by Beau Belga, Chad Alonzo and back-to-back Finals MVP Chico Lanete, who all played key roles in Harbour Centre’s title-clinching win in the PBL Unity Cup.

    That win cemented Harbour’s status as one of the most successful ballclubs in the PBL.

    Larry Rodriguez and local hotshots Reed Juntilla and Ardy Larong are the other mainstays of the Dazz squad out to regain its once lofty billing in the region.

    Dazz will face the highly-touted M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala in opening game starting at 3:30 p.m. while Burger King collides with Misamis Oriental at 5:30 p.m.

    JR Quinahan teams up with former PBL MVP Joe Calvin Devance as the Burger King Whoppers attempt to win the event.

    The 6-foot-7 Devance and 6-foot-5 Quinahan will have their hands full against the Visayas region champions who are out to prove that they are at par with the players from the Big City.

    Other Burger King players are Earn Saguindel, Wynsjohn Te, Ian Garrido, Bong Tan, Ronjay Buenafe, Josh Urbiztondo, Mike Dizon, Rey Mendoza, JR Aquino, Nestor David and Mike Bravo.

    Other participating teams are Iligan Archangels and University of the Visayas Lancers.

    The six teams will be divided into two groups of three and will play a single round robin with the two finishers colliding in the cross-over semis on Sunday. Changing The Face of The Game!

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    2 games usher in MVBA Invitational

    CEBU CITY — Two games kick off the First Talk ’N Text-MVBA Invitational Tournament today at the New Cebu City Coliseum.

    Sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) and organized in cooperation with the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC), the event is poised to be the biggest basketball joust in the South in years.

    Newly crowned MVBA First Conference champion Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr of Gov. Oscar S. Moreno and coached by ex-PBA player Bong Abad tests the mettle of the Burger King Whoppers of the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) in the featured contest at 5:30 p.m.

    MisOr will do its best to defend the MVBA's turf against the Manila-based visitors and have added former Santa Lucia Realtor Norman Gonzales to its roster to help reigning MVP Frank Nailon, Mark Ababon and Lowell Briones.

    The Whoppers will be reinforced by former PBL MVP Joe Devance of Toyota-Balintawak and will parade regulars JR Quinahan, Ronjay Buenafe, Nestor David and Mike Bravo. Coach is Lawrence Chongson while the team is owned by businessmen Manuel V. Pangilinan, Bert Lina and Mikee Romero.

    The 3:30 p.m. first game will pit multi-titled M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu against another PBL team, Dazz ’Sang Patak Kitchen Specialists.

    The games will be preceded by a short opening ceremony at 3 be graced by top BAP-SBP officials led by its president Manuel V. Pangilinan and executive director Patrick C. Gregorio.

    Drawing an opening day bye are the two teams from Iligan City, the Archangels and the Crusaders. Changing The Face of The Game!

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    You can now watch MVBA Games online at the following links.

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    1st Talk 'N Text MVBA Invitational Day One


    * * *CEBU CITY – M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu began the First Talk ‘N Text Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Invitational by tripping Dazz ‘Sang Patak, 90-89, Sunday night at the New Cebu City Coliseum.* In the second game, Burger King thwarted MVBA First Conference champion Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr, 82-70.* The five-day event marks the first major provincial project of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) in cooperation with the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC).

    * * *Trailing by seven with three minutes to play, 77-84, the Jewelers under Coach Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba staged a 10-1 run capped by a three-point play by Jimwell Torion off the final foul of Ronald Bucao at the 53-second mark to put the Michel Lhuillier-owned quintet on top for good, 87-85.

    * * *Dazz center Larry Rodriguez then drew a foul from Jayford Rodriguez but could only split his free throws and keep M. Lhuillier ahead, 86-87, and 39 ticks to go.* Woodrow Enriquez gave M. Lhuillier breathing space via two free throws off Mark Moreno.* In the ensuing play, Reed Juntilla missed a hurried triple with Leo Bat-og collaring the defensive rebound plus a foul and seven seconds on the clock, making one free throw for a four-point edge, 90-86.* Juntilla sank a triple with a second left to settle the final count.

    * * *Danny Aying led M. Lhuillier with 22 points, 12 coming in the third canto, followed by Enriquez with 19.* Chico Lanete paced Dazz with 16 while Juntilla added 14 for the Jack Huang-owned squad under veteran mentor Agripino “Jun” Noel.

    * * *In the second game, Burger King drew a superb performances from guard Bong Tan and centers Joe Devance and JR Quinahan against the reigning MVBA champions.* Tan came off the bench for Coach Lawrence Chongson as he teamed up with Quinahan for 14 of the Whoppers’ 24 points in the second period to break the game wide open by halftime, 42-29.

    * * *Tan then clustered five straight points to give the Whoppers their biggest lead of the game early in the third period, 51-32.* With MisOr threatening, 67-72, Tan unleashed five more points to restore his side’s ten-point margin entering the final two minutes, 77-67.

    * * *Devance had a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds while Tan shared scoring honors also with 18.* New recruit Norman Gonzales led MisOr of MVBA chairman Gov. Oscar S. Moreno and Coach Bong Abad with 16 while Dennis Concha submitted 12 of his 15 markers in the final period.

    * * *Simple opening rites preceded the intense games graced by BAP-SBP Executive Director Patrick C. Gregorio, 2007 SEA Games national coach Edmundo “Junel” Baculi, businessman Lorenzo Sy of Hotel Fortuna and basketball icon Ramon Fernandez.

    How They Scored:

    * * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (90) – Aying 22, Enriquez 19, Torion 13, Bat-og 12, Rodriguez 10, Gudez 8, Padilla 4, Mepana 2, Manigo 0, Piodo 0, Ramirez 0, Caputolan 0, Latonio 0, Smith 0.

    * * *DAZZ (89) – Lanete 16, Juntilla 14, Rodriguez 13, Larong 9, Bucao 8, Sanz 7, Moreno 6, Belga 6, Alonzo 4, Butel 2, Mercado 2, Almacin 2.

    * * *Period Scores: 19-16, 38-36, 67-67, 90-89.

    * * BURGER KING (82) – Tan 18, Devance 18, Quinahan 15, Aquino 8, Buenafe 7, Mendoza 5, Garrido 3, Bravo 3, Te 3, Urbiztondo 2, Saguindel 0, Dizon 0.

    * * *HOLCIM PRYCE-MISOR (70) – Gonzales 16, Concha 15, Tagupa 13, Nailon 8, Abadia 6, Briones 5, Sevilla 3, Sagad 2, Ababon 2, Apepe 0, Pupos 0, Numeran 0, Jabagat 0, Navales 0.

    * * *Period Scores: 18-15, 42-29, 62-55, 82-70.
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    1st Talk 'N Text MVBA Invitational Day Two


    * * *CEBU CITY – M. Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-Cebu City became the first team to advance to the crossover semifinals of the First Talk ‘N Text Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) Invitational Tournament at the New Cebu City Coliseum Monday evening (June 25).

    * * *The multi-titled Jewelers of Michel J. Lhuillier and Coach Raul “Yayoy” D. Alcoseba spoiled the debut of 24/7 Freight Logistics Promac under Coach Mike Reyes, 93-86, for a sweep of Group A of the first major provincial tournament sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) in cooperation with the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC).

    * * *Jimwell Torion essayed another stellar performance as he banged in a huge triple at the 1:15 mark of the fourth quarter to give M. Lhuillier an unassailable 91-85 advantage.* After a Carlos Sayon free throw, Torion added one more field goal to set the final tally and insure the win with still 41 ticks to play.

    * * *M. Lhuillier controlled the first three quarters until a late surge by 24/7 Promac gave them the lead for the first and only time in the contest on a field goal by center Jan Malinao with 4:41 left in the final canto, 82-81.

    * * *However, the Jewelers’ veteran smarts prevailed as Stephen Padilla banged in a triple and Alano Caputolan added two free throws to give them a four-point cushion, 86-82.* Kane Abatayo clustered three unanswered points to threaten for the last time, 85-86.* Padilla then converted to free throws to ease the pressure, setting the stage for Torion’s late-game heroics.

    * * *Padilla led all scorers with a game-best 23 points followed by Torion with 17.* Malinao paced 24/7 Promac with 14 points while Ryan Carlo Padayao scored all his 12 points in the second quarter.

    * * *In the nightcap, Richard Ian Saladaga defied a phalanx of defenders to score on a twisting drive with 2.8 seconds left in the game to lift Hotel Fortuna-Firefly of businessman Lorenzo "Chao" Sy over Holcim Pryce Pharma-MisOr of Gov. Oscar S. Moreno, 90-88.* Saladaga then batted away a MisOr pass at the buzzer to break up their final scoring chance.

    * * *Trailing by five points and 3:31 to play, 83-88, Ramil Tagupa valiantly brought MisOr back into the game with the last four of his 15 points, 87-88.* The Bong Abad-coached squad had several chances to grab the lead until Frank Nailon finally equalized the count at 88-88 with a free throw split at the 32-second mark.

    * * *Saladaga, who played the last MVBA season with Cebu Landmaster, led Hotel Fortuna Firefly with 18 ponts followed by Marlon Kalaw with 16.* Dennis Concha and Lowell Briones topped MisOr with 21 and 20 points respectively.

    How They Scored:

    * * *M. LHUILLIER-CEBU (93) – Padilla 23, Torion 17, Caputolan 9, Manigo 7, Gudez 6, Mepana 5, Ramirez 5, Bat-og 5, Piodo 4, Rodriguez 4, Aying 3, Enriquez 2, Smith 2, Latonio 1.

    * * *24/7 FREIGHT PROMAC (86) – Malinao 14, Padayao 12, Lanete 8, Tangarorang 8, Sayon 8, France 7, Jaca 7, Ocanada 6, Abatayo 5, Sereno 4, Mercader 4, Tundag 3.

    * * *Period Scores: 20-15, 50-43, 75-66, 93-86.

    * * *HOTEL FORTUNA FIREFLY (90) – Saladaga 18, Kalaw 16, Cruz 15, Mangahas 13, Go 11, Marata 8, Hardin 3, Santa Cruz 2, Ayodele 2, Matias 2, Cabili 0, Guiyab 0.

    * * *HOLCIM PRYCE-MISOR (8 – Concha 21, Briones 20, Tagupa 15, Gonzales 10, Abadia 8, Nailon 4, Ababon 3, Sevilla 3, Navales 4, Apepe 0, Numeran 0, Jabagat 0.

    * * *Period Scores: 32-17, 42-44, 72-71, 90-88.
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