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    Eagles beat Lions, 84-72
    August 12, 1956

    Ateneo scored its third win in five games at the expense of highly-rated San Beda, 84-72, before 10,000 fans in the NCAA basketball tournament at Rizal Coliseum.
    Pocholo Gayoso played the starring role for the Eagles, topscoring with 25 points, while his teammates, particularly Serafin Vida and Paquito Rabat, excelled in defense.
    Ateneo's win came after its 73-59 win over La Salle last August 9. Rafael Carvajal, six-feet-two, and 19-year old Jaime Pestano starred in that game.
    Gayoso, Vida and Mario Uson combined in a swift 11-2 attack to give Ateneo a 47-35 lead at halftime. Cesar Jota, Charles Dodds and Oyson picked up the scoring in the second half, pushing San Beda to within two, 56-58, only to reel back anew as Gayoso exploded for six answered points.
    Mapua leads the tournament with a 3-1 card, followed by Letran with a 2-1 card. The Eagles occupy third at 3-2 while the loss was SBC's second in four games in a tie with La Salle. Jose Rizal College is still winless in four outings.

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    1950 National Open championships

    The field consisted of 11 teams, including Jose Rizal College, an Armed Forces selection, St.Michaels, Arellano University and the Baguio Athletic Association selection. The other six teams are Mapua Institute of Technology, finally with an NCAA title under its belt. De La Salle, the defending National Open champion and Mapua's runner-up in the NCAA. The UST Glowing Goldies and FEU Tamaraws, UAAP champions and runner-up. Terminal Maroons, which ruled the MICAA tournament, and PRATA, MICAA runner-up.

    The Cardinals still retained its potent lineup of Ben Gadi, Kurt Seeberger, Jose Lim, Valerio Lopez, Oscar Tanedo, Jose Ungson, Tony Roig (who later became an Air Force pilot and died in a crash), Leonides Tinga, Eusebio Wingkun, Jose Estrera, Ramon Santos and Angel de Jesus.
    De La Salle boasted of Tito Eduque, Olympians Eduardo Decena and Manolet Araneta, Jesus Pimentel, Felix Pintado, Carlos Inigo Jr, Horacio Nable, Jose Mendieta, Davao find Antonio 'Bang-Bang' Bangoy, Bernardino Jalandoni and Arthur Fisher, with the 12th slot vacant because of Ramoncito Campos' disqualification as he had been ruled out as Archer by the PAAF.
    The Glowing Goldies of Herminio Silva had Rafael Hechanova, Genaro 'Bay' Fernandez, Pepe Esteva, the other Hechanova, Ramon, Deogracias dela Paz, Ben Cruz, Edward Dee, Roque Miguel, Poy Yee, Alvin Paras, Benjamin Coruna, R. Gracilla, and M.Sison.
    FEU had Olympian Edgardo Fulgencio, besides Jose Gochangco, who was to make the 1952 Olympics, and among others, later governor of Pampanga, Francisco Nepomuceno.
    Skip Guinto's Terminal Maroons was suffuse with talent: Nap Santos, Nilo Verona, Emilio Oregas, Louie Tabuena, Bobby Jones, Danny Danguilan, Olympian Lauro 'Bay' Mumar, Tony Tantay, who made it to the 1952 Olympics, Crispin Aldiosa, Mar Araneta, Johnny McBean and Jose Tuason.
    PRATA had for coach a Mr. V.Castillo, with Olympian Gabby Fajardo as "adviser", and a lineup that was pretty imposing. There was Fred Luarca of Letran, Doc Vic Perez, a product of UST intrams who made his mark as a top scorer in the MICAA, ex-Cardinals Tacing Tanquintic and Emy Ramos, Emy's younger brother Ning Ramos of Ateneo fame, Desmothenes Nagtalon, who in the early 40s stood out as Arellano High skipper and after the war as a Glowing Goldie, Leocadio Tanquintic of San Beda fame, Olympian Pocholo Martinez, Mariano Tolentino, and a 6-3 youngster whom Gabby Fajardo discovered as a Tervalac backstreet player who went by the name Carlos Loyzaga. With Loyzaga at the helm, PRATA had clinched the junior end of MICAA competitions (yes, there was a MICAA junior league then, just like in the collegiate and university hoops).

    Play was under the knockout system, thus this National was a brief 5-day affair. The four teams left in the running: UST, La Salle, and the two MICAA teams. The day was January 13, 1950 when the Open semifinals were played.

    *Results not complete, the title of this piece is 1950s cinderella team.
    Last edited by Emon74; 08-30-2017 at 02:16 PM.

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