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    Gang Green Thread

    Basketball Crazy Guest List for tomorrow, Sep. 1, 2008:

    1. PBA Rookies Gabe Norwood and Jared Dillinger

    2. Gang Green's Manny Bocaling and Sixth Man's Gigi Gonzales to discuss the Ateneo - La Salle rivalry

    3. Pretty Brazilian models from Golds' Gym to do some exercise demos

    Watch them live on Makisig Network Skycable Channel 76 at 9 pm! Changing The Face of The Game!

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    Too bad I don't have SkyCable back home. Does this have a broadcast on youtube? Or even in for that matter?
    One thing "the best" never do as they become more successful: slow down. Just not in the vocabulary of "the best". - Kevin Eastman, assistant coach, Boston Celtics (2004-Present)

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    Happy Birthday GHRanger!!

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    Birthday boy. Painum ka naman... ;D
    Understand? / ¿Entiendes?

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    Hahaha gulat ako dito ah...

    Maraming Salamat Mga Kaibigan.

    Sige mga pre... pag nagkita kits tayo.
    The ANIMO will prevail.

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    UAAP runner-up De Lasalle University needed a little while to get it done but eventually overwhelmed Cebu powerhouse University of San Carlos 71-51 at the ongoing PCCL Sweet 16 at the Fil Oil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

    Head coach Franz Pumaren used mainly his reserves to start the game and they got off to a good enough start behind guard Hiram Bagatsing and forward Joshua Webb starting off on the firing end. Both sides however looked a little tight and tentative, falling into a mess of turnovers throughout the first period. Swingman Gio Padillo and guard Paul Joven however were keeping San Carlos in the fight as they ran a two-man game on the high-low.

    Much ballyhooed Filipino-Australian forward Emel Rowe was fielded in the second period but seemed out of game shape and was soon coming to grief against the toughened Lasalle defense. First superstar forward Rico Maierhofer was all over him and then fellow Filipino-Australian center PJ Walsham came in to provide more body banging against the 6'5" Rowe. Maierhofer as usual provided the highlight of the game with a two-handed slam dunk off a steal as the Green Archers went to their dreaded fullcourt pressure defense midway through the second period.

    Although San Carlos was hanging in there the disparity in the team game was apparent as Lasalle went to its long-time strengths on the high pick and roll, pick and flare and the two-man game on the high-low with Walsham and Ferdinand attacking the baseline from the low blocks. Jordan Hermosa and Rowe tried to keep the Green Archers from blowing the game too wide open in the third period.

    JV Casio made it a 17-point lead at 57-40 to start the payoff fourth period and that was about all she wrote for the boys from Cebu. Rowe tried to bring San Carlos back into the fight nailing back to back treys midway through the fourth period to make it 58-48 but that was about as good as it got for his side. Hermosa, Joven and former UPIS star guard Jacques Bautista all came a little short in their efforts to try and rally San Carlos.

    PJ Barua put the finishing touches on the Lasalle victory as he made off with back to back steals in the end game. Casio led Lasalle with 13 points while Bagatsing and Barua had 11 markers each.

    Hermosa led San Carlos with 13 markers of his own although no other San Carlos player had double-digits.

    "I really wish they had scheduled the PCCL some other time because now it coincides with the PBL schedule. I have only gotten six or seven players in my regular practices because the rest are in the PBL and they are getting major minutes," lamented Pumaren in the post-game interview. "I even bought basketball shoes for myself already just in case so that I can join the practices para at least walo kami," he jokingly added.

    "We did not even expect to make it here sa Sweet 16, natalo namin ang Xavier sa Cagayan, and Xavier is a strong team, we thought for sure we might not make it past them but we did," said USC head coach Mike Reyes for his part.

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    In the main game, Lasalle had a thrilling 75-72 escape act against UAAP rival University of the East in the ongoing Elite 8 of the Fil Oil Flying V Sweet 16.

    Lasalle went to town early against UE, erecting as much as an 11-point lead early in the first half at 22-11. Rico Maierhofer, PJ Barua, James Mangahas and even PJ Walsham were all getting going early on the scoring end, confounding the UE defense and disrupting the UE passing game.

    But James Martinez started going nuts from downtown, nailing back to back three-point shots even as Paul Zamar and Pari Llagas also joined in the scoring parade. With Martinez hitting form deep, Zamar slashing into the gut of the Lasalle defense and making getaways in transition, and Llagas hitting from the low blocks, the Red Warriors even took a short lead at 38-36 nearing the end of the first half. A PJ Barua getaway though made it 38-all at the lemon time break.

    It quickly became a see-saw battle in the second half. Martinez nailed another trey and Paul Lee and Elmer Espiritu got going inside to give the Red Warriors a 49-40 lead, holding the Green Archers to only one basket midway through the pivotal third period. Lasalle responded by going to their dreaded fuillcourt trapping defense and quickly got on an 8-0 run of their own to come within 48-49. it became nip and tuck from that point on.

    In the payoff fourth period, after a series of deadlocks and lead changes, Lasalle stormed ahead 70-64 behind the clutch shots of Barua and contributions from Mangahas and Walsham. But UE soon caught up behind Lee, Raffy Reyes and an Espiritu trey to knot the count anew at 70-all.

    It came down to steadier nerves in the end-game. JV Casio, the veteran superstar, nailed three of his four freethrows in the last 50 seconds to seal the deal for the Green Archers.

    Barua led Lasalle with 17 points while Maierhofer had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Martinez led all scorers going 7-10 from trey range for 21 points even as Espiritu contributed 15 markers and 11 boards.

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    I don't see Rejan Lee in the PCCL lineup. But he is currently playing for Bacchus in the PBL.
    Has Rejan quit varsity?

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    JV Casio wasn't having such a good game for the first three periods but eventually played a familiar role: hero of the game for his Green Archers. Casio made off with a steal and a transition layup to give Lasalle the huge come from behind 63-62 victory over NCAA champion San Beda in the Fil Oil Flying V Final 4 at the Arena.

    With the Red Lions holding Lasalle without a field goal for well over the first eight minutes of the opening quarter, it looked like it would be another walkover win for the NCAA grand slam champions. it certainly looked that way for the entirety of the first half with JR Tecson, Bam Gamalinda, JR Taganas and Jake Pascual taking turns burning the hoops.

    In the second half however Lasalle went to their dreaded fullcourt press and started playing the passing lanes more tightly. San Beda wound up forcing the action, even as Taganas inexplicably seemed forgotten on the bench after his great first half.

    PJ Barua got going on offense in the payoff fourth period as he sneaked into the seams of the San Beda defense. Casio was also starting to wax hot from late in the third period well into the fourth. San Beda however was holding on to the lead with Pascual and Sam Ekwe finally coming to life offensively.

    Ogie Menor gave the Red Lions the 62-61 lead with under a minute left in the game as he split his charities. Rico Maierhofer failed on a drive in the ensuing play and Ekwe grabbed the rebound. But Menor lost the ball on a drive as Casio made off with the steal and completed the transition play for his game-winner time down to 6 seconds. Menor had one last chance to play hero but got mostly the glass on his last shot as the clock expired.

    Maierhofer led all scorers with 17 points to go with 11 boards while Barua and Casio had 11 markers each.

    Pascual had 15 points for the Red Lions while Ekwe came up with 12 points and 16 rebounds.

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