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    The Philippine National Basketball Team

    Cagers Shine
    October 1997

    Renato Morano’s flash of brilliance will have a lasting effect on his career and local basketball. Years from now, when Morano’s playing career is over, he’ll still be remembered as the guy who lifted the Philippines past Malaysia, 96-86, in their battle for the 19th Southeast Asian Games Cage Crown.
    Some will remember the points he scored (28 points), the four triples he made and the two-handed dunk he executed, the 6-foot guy from albay really stole the thunder from his more illustrious teammates like Rommel Adducul, Danny Ildefonso, Chris Cantonjos and Jomer Rubi.
    There were other heroes on the champion team, of course, Gerald Francisco,Ralph Rivera, Glenn Peter Yap and Rency Bajar can also chalk up those points while Richard Melencio stood out on defense.
    Other members of the team which stretched the filipinos’ reign in the region to eight years are Norman Gonzales and Fernan Dino Manuel, who were personla choices of Coach Dong Vergeire.
    The victory vindicated Vergeire, who was widely criticized for the Philippines Ninth-place finish in the Asian Basketball Confederation men’s championship only a month back. Luckily for Vergeire, BAP President Freddie Jalasco stood by him and supported him all the way.
    Last edited by Emon74; 07-30-2013 at 02:48 PM.

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    All about the Philippine National Team

    Pinoys bow to Koreans
    November 29, 1963

    The Philippines bowed to South Korea, 59-62, but still led the final four of the Asian Basketball Confederation championships.
    It was the first setback for the defending champion Filipinos after scoring five consecutive victories. The win was the fourth in six outings for the South Koreans.
    Rangy Kim Yung Ki, kim Young II and Bang Yil powered the South Korean dribblers in the nerve-wracking contest which saw the score deadlocked four times, the last at 31.
    Filipino ace guard Edgardo Ocampo, who was expected to muzzle Yung Ki, was benched by coach Fely Fajardo. Ocampo played only four minutes in the first half.
    Renato Reyes topscored for the Philippines with 15 points and Elias Tolentino added 10 markers.

    RP Quintet Retains ABC
    Taipei, December 3, 1963

    The Philippines retained the Asian basketball championships with a lopsided 91-77 victory over nationalist China in a sudden death playoff.
    Aging and ailing skipper Carlos Loyzaga played for seven minutes despite a nagging back injury and swollen knees. He fouled out but his presence on the floor seemed to have a steadying effect on his teammates who lost to the Chinese the other night while he watched from the sidelines, forcing the sudden death game.
    Last edited by Emon74; 11-18-2016 at 09:20 AM.

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    All about the Philippine National Team

    Easy victory for RP five
    By: Jef Mikael Eroa
    August 1996

    Announce a tryout. Extract the best. Form a team. Train for less than two months. Win the first-ever Southeast Asia Basketball Association 18 and under basketball championships.
    This was what happened as the Philippines 18 and under national team roared to victory in the recent SEABA championships at the windswept San Luis Sports Complex in Sta.Cruz, Laguna.
    Lacking in preparations but not in fighting hearts, the filipino dribblers nevertheless were highly-favored to win the four-team tournament, serving as qualifying for the Asian Basketball championships set for September in Johore Baru, Malaysia.
    "We're going home as champions" said Graham Lim, secretary-general of the Basketball Association of the Philippines. Lim, along with other BAP officials headed by executive vice-president Ogie Narvasa and treasurer Jaime Dichavez, went all-out for the team, travelling from Manila to Sta.Cruz everyday despite the inclement weather.
    Missing the likes of Paolo Mendoza and Ryan Pamintuan, the nationals swept all their assignments, beating Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia in succession by wide margins. In the repeat encounter, the youthful filipino dribblers dumped Singapore, 93-64, before a wildly-cheering crowd at the San Luis Sports Complex "Defense did it, I'm proud of the team" said coach Ato Badolato. He was ably backed up by former collegiate hotshot Louie Alas and national team member Jerome Cueto.
    The victory was the second straight international title for the Filipinos, Earlier, another BAP-sanctioned team won the 22 and under SEABA championships in Brunei. Alas coach the team.
    The Philippines 18 and under squad made us proud. Fans watched in droves whenever Filipino basketeers trooped to the Coliseum, which is outside the town proper. Renren Ritualo dazzled the crowd with his penetrations and outside shooting, skipper Aris Dimaunahan was tireless in defense, Jon-Jon Mesina, Marvin Ortiguerra and Melchor Latoreno ruled the shaded lane, Danzen Mariano and Kris Topacio orchestrated plays, Jerome Reyes and Teodoro Valera scored when needed as the nationals ambushed their rivals one by one.
    Badolato, however, knows the ABC is another story, Last year, South Korea deposed China at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium. The Philippines slumped to its worst finish ever sixth place and will now attempt to make amends. Refusal of some UAAP coaches, however, to lend their players to the national team are hurting the team's preparations. Observers agree that unless there will be changes in the composition of the team, it will be hard for the country to challenge the heavyweights.
    Last edited by Emon74; 11-18-2016 at 09:23 AM.

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    The Philippine National Basketball Team

    Philippine Quintet Crush Goodyear

    Quezon City, October 28, 1962 -

    The Philippine national basketball team finally showed its true form and won the last game of its three game exhibition series with the visiting Goodyear Wingfoots.
    Before a crowd of 15,000 cheering fans at the Araneta Coliseum, the Nationals behind the hot shooting Ed Pacheco and Narciso Bernardo prevailed, 73-52 over the Americans.
    Carlos Loyzaga, Alfonso Marquez, Cristobal Ramas and Alberto Reynoso ably supported the group with their tight switching man to man defense.
    Pacheco led the scoring with 18 points while Bernardo added 14 for the national cause.

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    Nationals rip Spain, 84-82
    Rome, August 28, 1960

    The Philippines edged Spain, 84-82, in the Olympic basketball contest following the first full-scale brawl that hit the 1960 Summer games.
    It was the first triumph for the Filipino cagers, who lost to a taller Polish team, 86-68, in their first outing. Center Kurt Bachmann starred for the Philippine quintet as he dumped in the winning basket with only seconds to go in the regulation play. The Filipinos led at halftime by two markers, 35-33.
    It was at the 10th minute of the second half, the score tied at 58-all, when a scramble for the loose ball ended up in a fight with both teams slugging it out on the court. It was not known who started the trouble that saw a Filipino player hitting one Spaniard in the face with a ball after he was slammed by two Spanish players. A wild melee ensued as the filipinos came off the bench to help their teammates.
    The Filipinos impressed the Olympic crowd with their swift ballhandling and ability to play speed basketball. Roberto Yburan topscored for the Philippines with 16 points while Carlos Badion and Bachmann tallied 15 apiece. Alfonso Marquez added 12 points.
    The Philippines, grouped with Poland, Spain and Uruguay, have to beat the taller Uruguayans in their next game to make the semifinal round.

    Philippines nips Puerto Rico, 82-80
    Rome, September 2, 1960

    The Philippines edged out Puerto Rico, 82-80, in the consolation round to strengthen its hope for ninth place in the Olympic basketball championship.
    Halftime score was 42-41 in favor of the Puerto Ricans. It was a thrilling game which saw the score tied over a dozen times in the second half with both teams alternately taking the lead. And with the score deadlocked at 80-all with 10 seconds remaining in the ballgame, Edgardo Ocampo took a long shot to seal the victory for the Filipinos.
    Geronimo Cruz topscored for the Philippines with 24 points. Narciso Bernardo had 16 while Constancio Ortiz canned in 13 points. Ocampo had tallied only six markers. Earlier, the Filipinos automatically won over Bulgaria which withdrew from the basketball games for unknown reasons.
    The Philippines should beat Hungary in the next match to be in the winners bracket of the consolation round, which it could top by taking ninth place in the overall Olympic basketball standings.
    Last edited by Emon74; 11-18-2016 at 09:25 AM.

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    RP routs HK, 115-66
    January 17, 1960

    The Philippines, the Nationalist China and Japan, living up to the Asian Basketball Confederation (ABC) championship rankings, posted impressive victories before 9,000 spectators at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
    First-rated host Philippines routed Hongkong, 115-66, while debuting China dropped Korea, 78-71, and Japan spilled Indonesia, 74-57, to join the Philippines with two straight wins.
    The Filipinos smothered the Indonesians, 92-46, in the inaugural while Japan routed Malaysia, 88-68, and Korea whipped Hongkong, 93-78. The Philippines-Hongkong match was close only in the first five minutes of play. however, the locals' domination of boards began to tell as they led 30-21 after 11 minutes when veterans Carlos Loyzaga, Carlos Badion, Loreto Carbonell and Alfonso Marquez were fielded in by coach Bobby Rius.
    The quartet, aided by Constancio Ortiz, Jr. gave the Philippines a 61-40 margin at halftime, in spite of Hongkong's zone.

    RP Five outscores Chinese, 96-83
    January 22, 1960

    The Philippine national team proved it is still tops in Asian basketball when the locals hammered out a 96-83 victory over the Nationalist Chinese cagers in the ABC championship round before 10,000 fans at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
    The triumph was the sixth straight win by the Filipinos, a one-game advantage over China, Japan had a 4-2 slate.
    The big heroes of the game were Carlos "Bad boy" Badion, Narciso Bernardo, who was representing the country in international competition for the first time in the ABC, and NCAA stalwarts Kurt Bachmann and Nicolas Carranceja.
    Bernardo belched for 19 points, Bachmann, who was a fill-in for the much-respected Carlos Loyzaga, hit for 17 and Badion, with his now-famous bicycle drives under the basket, canned in 18 points, Both Loyzaga and Carranceja scored 11 markers.

    RP wins ABC, downs China, 99-78
    January 28, 1960

    The Philippine national team humbled Nationalist China, 99-78, to win the Asian Basketball Confederation (ABC) before 11,000 fans at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
    Constancio Ortiz, Jr., Carlos Loyzaga, Narciso Bernardo, Carlos Badion and Edgardo Ocampo shared top honors for the victory, the Philippines' ninth in as many outings.
    Ortiz's great jumpshooting kept the team abreast of China in the opening minutes, gave it a 46-34 spread at halftime and helped obstruct the Chinese zone in the second half. Ortiz topscored for the Philippines with 22 points. Loyzaga (18 points) was the most responsible for the Philippines' 50-33 edge in rebounding and terrorized the Chinese with his undergoal brilliance.
    The top three placers were awarded trophies and individual medals after the game. Japan secured third place by repulsing Korea, 86-84, in the first game.

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    Re: The Philippine National Basketball Team

    Quote Originally Posted by Emon74
    Nationals rip Spain, 84-82

    Rome, August 28, 1960 – The Philippines edged Spain, 84-82, in the Olympic basketball contest following the first full-scale brawl that hit the 1960 Summer games.
    It was the first triumph for the Filipino cagers who lost to a taller Polish team, 86-68, in their first outing. Center Kurt Bachmann starred for the Philippine quintet as he dumped in the winning basket with only seconds to go in the regulation play. The Filipinos led at halftime by two markers, 35-33.
    It was at the 10th minute of the second half, the score tied at 58-all, when a scramble for the loose ball ended up in a fight with both teams slugging it out on the court. It was not known who started the trouble that saw a Filipino player hitting one Spaniard in the face with a ball after he was slammed by two Spanish players. A wild melee ensued as the filipinos came off the bench to help their teammates.
    The Filipinos impressed the Olympic crowd with their swift ballhandling and ability to play speed basketball. Roberto Yburan topscored for the Philippines with 16 points while Carlos Badion and Bachmann tallied 15 apiece. Alfonso Marquez added 12 points.
    The Philippines, grouped with Poland, Spain and Uruguay, have to beat the taller Uruguayans in their next game to make the semifinal round.

    Philippines nips Puerto Rico, 82-80

    Rome, September 2, 1960 – The Philippines edged out Puerto Rico, 82-80, in the consolation round to strengthen its hope for ninth place in the Olympic basketball championship.
    Halftime score was 42-41 in favor of the Puerto Ricans. It was a thrilling game which saw the score tied over a dozen times in the second half with both teams alternately taking the lead. And with the score deadlocked at 80-all with 10 seconds remaining in the ballgame, Edgardo Ocampo took a long shot to seal the victory for the Filipinos.
    Geronimo Cruz topscored for the Philippines with 24 points. Narciso Bernardo had 16 while Constancio Ortiz canned in 13 points. Ocampo had tallied only six markers. Earlier, the Filipinos automatically won over Bulgaria which withdrew from the basketball games for unknown reasons.
    The Philippines should beat Hungary in the next match to be in the winners’ bracket of the consolation round, which it could top by taking ninth place in the overall Olympic basketball standings.

    Mabasa ito ng mga bata ngayon, ewan ko kung maniwala sila.
    We had a head start in this game. At one time we had a glorious 3rd place finish in the World Championship and was the undisputed power in Asia. But the world has learned how to play it. They may not be as good as us,but they have enough smarts to make use of their height. That is enough to beat us.

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    I Want RP Team Intact - Rodriguez
    August-September 1991

    KOBE - No singular hero was named when the Philippine team scored a vengeful 126-77 win over SEA Games archrival in Amagasaki last Sunday. The coaching staff was right. Everbody in the team had a hand in the sensational feat which more than made up for the humiliation suffered by the RP squad at the hands of the Malaysians in the 1989 SEA meet in Kuala Lumpur. Each and every member of the RP quintet received a bonus - $100.
    The Filipinos were indeed superior to the Malaysians, who have revamped their 1989 lineup, and left only two original mainstays. But the demolition of the Malaysian squad should leave no doubt about the ability of the RP team currently carrying the national colors here to win the SEA Games basketball gold in the Manila SEA Games in November.
    "I want this team to be intact," clamored coach Francis Rodriguez. Not to undermine the capabilities of the pros, whom sports commission chairman Cecil Hechanova had vowed to commision for the SEA Games assignment in case of the all-amateur RP team fails in its mission here. But Rodriguez said putting in pros in the RP cage team for the Manila Games might unwittingly dilute its proven worth. Rodriguez has proven a point. The win over Malaysia had all but settled the issue of who would end up with the SEA Games basketball gold.
    But when assistant RP team manager Buddy Encarnado of Sta.Lucia Realty sensed Chairman Hechanova might tarry and eventually call in the pros, he made a vow. "Sta.Lucia will support the national team in the SEA Games, but we want it to be intact. I dont see any reason why anybody from the national squad should be dropped. Everybody has worked hard." Encarnado hinted Sta.Lucia might pull out its sponsorship if even a single member of the RP team campaigning here is dropped from the SEA Games cage squad.
    It's his way of rewarding his players, who have kept faith and gallantly carried the national colors here. The RP entry into the Asian men's basketball championship quarterfinal round was a big achievement enough. The team has definitely gone far. Winning the ABC championship might be an impossible mission for the young, all-amateur RP quintet. But Encarnado has vowed to shoot for the stars.


    And here's an Editorial's note on the RP Men's basketball team.

    It's easy to understand why Basketball Association of the Philippines president Lito Puyat is singing a different tune about the RP five to the Kobe Asian men's basketball championship these days. The all-amateur nationals are performing well above expectations.
    The nationals routed Kuwait, 77-59, mauled SEA Games arch rival Malaysia, 126-77, bowed to powerhouse China, 79-107, and dumped ambitious Bahrain, 107-83, to advance to the ABC main draw. Though they dropped their first quarterfinal game to the Japanese, 83-110, the young pinoys have drove home two vital points.
    They deserved donning the national colors and that there's no need for the pros in the SEA Games. With the spirited stand they put up against the mighty Chinese, they actually did better than the Asian Games all-pro nationals who meekly yielded to the Chinese twice.
    No wonder, Puyat, who up to the last minute was knocking at the PBA doors for the inclusion of pros to the team, has taken a turnaround. He's now mum on the issue and is all praises for the boys instead. Funny guy, really, this Puyat.

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    Re: All about the Philippine National Basketball Team

    A mere contender again
    By: Dennis Eroa
    December 1987

    Nobody loves a loser. This worn out adage was proven anew last week when the RP Team, fancied to at least finished third in the 14th ABC championships, arrived to a silent welcome at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport as a result of its fourth place in the 15-nation meet.
    It was a shame. The result was very frustrating, said a veteran cage observer, who described the country's campaign in the biennial meet as a big flop. For the uninitiated, fourth place in a tournament such as the ABC is no big deal. For basketball-crazy filipinos, that finish deserves catcalls and jeers.
    If there was one thing that gladdened the hearts of jaded observers, it was the fact that, after 12 long years, an all-filipino crew gave the opposition, especially China, a good fight. The Nationals actually had one chance to salvage third place. But they dropped a 75-89 decision to Japan.
    That ended the Filipinos' roller-coaster drive in the two-week long cagefest. When it was over, not even coach Joe Lipa could come forward and offer a humble explanation. In fact, he shunned the PSA Sports Forum. Mauricio Martelino, BAP secretary-general claimed Lipa was indisposed.
    Filipino spirit actually rose high when, at the start of quarterfinals play, the locals gave the Chinese a good fight, losing by only three points in the end, 94-97. They disposed of their SEA Games rival, Malaysia, and then booked a seat in the semifinals by carving out a 98-86 win over Thailand.
    Against South Korea, an 88-105 loss, however, the Nationals fumbled and got lost in the face of the Koreans furious offensive although Lipa claimed later that he had actually entertained hopes of beating the Lee Chung Hee-led squad. Later, Lipa said he had done his best, adding he had no regrets whatsoever on the locals performance.
    With no chance for the gold, the Filipinos set their sights on the bronze, with their drum-beaters claiming it amounted to no less than a gold. The Filipino community in Bangkok turned out in full force in the country's game against Japan. The Locals tried but their best simply was not enough against the Japanese.
    Last Tuesday, Martelino said the ABC expedition was not a big flop, considering that the team had to undergo several problems back home before emplaning for Thailand. Well, some RP Team observers contend that despite the defeat, the Filipinos have regained a measure of respect from their Asian countries.
    China's coach Qian Cheng Hai himself praised the Philippine team for playing tough basketball. India's Phitap Singh said the RP team will always be a contender in the ABC tourney.
    Yes, contenders. But champions? Lipa cant give the answer now. Right after the Philippines dropped its game against Japan, he made it clear he wouldn't be coaching the national team again.

    Unbelieving Mythical 5 awardee

    Alvin Patrimonio himself couldn't believe he was named to the Mythical five selection of the 14th ABC cagefest. Patrimonio played several great games in the Philippines drive for the title in the two week tournament. But he also blew cold in other games. Patrimonio himself felt that his teammate Benjie Paras deserved the award more, "Sa kanya (Paras) ito" he said.
    Of course, Patrimonio would readily trade his plaque to a bronze medal. He said he would be more satisfied had the Philippines won third overall, finishing fourth was not really disappointing "Ayos lang maski na fourth, malalakas naman talaga mga kalaban pero iba sana kung nakuha natin ang bronze." He didn't care a bit when no welcoming party was on hand during the RP Team's arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport last week, but who cares? "I need a rest, gusto ko lang makauwi at makapiling ang aking pamilya." Alvin concluded.
    Last edited by Emon74; 11-18-2016 at 09:33 AM.

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    Re: All about the Philippine National Basketball Team

    RP Men's Team To New Delhi
    It's Down To An Even Two Dozen
    By: Ibarra J. Pascua
    August 1982

    After almost a month of tryouts, the Basketball Association of the Philippines has reduced the field of over 40 aspirants to the national team for the ninth Asian Games in New Delhi to just an even two dozen.
    There are several reasons why Nat Canson, coach of the National Team, has cut the number to 24. Foremost is the plan to divide the 24 aspirants into 2 teams that will compete against each other come the day-long Philippine Olympic day celebrations to be held August 29 at the Rizal Memorial Complex.
    Fourteen players will finally make it to the national team with two relegated to alternate slots. The remaining 10 would be placed in the national pool as reserves. "You see as in the past years, after every international basketball competition, almost half of the campaigners are elevated to the pros, having at least 20 players now will protect the national team, at least we are assured of having a team ready for the next Southeast Asian Games after the stint in New Delhi." reasoned out a beaming Nat Canson, currently coach of the interclub champions Paul Jordan. "Actually the basic criterion I used was attitude and interest, and then came punctuality" he added.

    The 24 hopefuls include:
    Edgar Amisola (Masagana)
    Sonny Cabatu (Paul Jordan)
    Dennis Carbonilla (Talon Zipper)
    Dwight Chua (Talon Zipper)
    Ramon Dela Cruz (Zesto & PJ)
    Angelito Esguerra (Paul Jordan)
    Artemio Gancayco (Paul Jordan)
    Dante Gonzalgo (PJ)
    Leo Isaac (Pizza Inn)
    Federico Lauchengco (PJ)
    Ernesto Loyzaga (Pizza Inn)
    Joey Magana (Masagana)
    Roberto Mariano (Concrete Aggregates)
    Tata Merced (PJ)
    Chris McGarry (FEU)
    Rey Perez (LCAC)
    William Pearson (La Salle)
    Jay Ramirez (PJ)
    Reynaldo Revilloza (Masagana)
    Noni Robles (LCAC)
    Adonis Tierra (PJ)
    Guillermo Valerio (FEU)
    Joshua Villapando (PJ)
    Meneles Viray (Masagana)

    However, there is a possibility that the list would be cut to 20 in order to conform a Gintong Alay directive. Nat Canson is assisted by Larry Albano with Skip Agcaoili and Fred Reyes as trainers. If plans push through, the BAP might send the team to participate in the Pesta Sukan tournament in Singapore as part of the training.
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