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    Golden Stags & Golden Staglets in the NCAA Brazen@87


    [glow=gold,2,300]Team Preview
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    They will be back with a vengeance to regain lost glory after bagging the title two years ago. The Stags will also parade a new Head Coach in Topex Robinson. With the departure of Ato Agustin, team consultant Turo Valenzona took over the chores up until Robinson got the go signal from his team, the Alaska Aces. According to Robinson, he will be implementing the same system that the Stags are used to. They will work on that in order to achieve the best result this year. Majority of the load will again be on the back of Calvin Abueva, who is heftier and more fierce coming into his third year with the squad. Ronald Pascual, who has mastered his touch from beyond the arc, will also be hot in the eyes of the other teams. His improved shooting from the outside earned him a title in the PBA-DLeague last June. He is slowly becoming an all-around piece for the Stags. Ian Sangalang, who also gained experience when he played in the D-League will have to be tougher in the middle. Semira and Del Rio, both playing their last season for the Red and Gold squad are also expected to give it their best when it comes to scoring and leading the younger ones. The departure of Pamboy Raymundo and Gilbert Bulawan left a huge void in the Stags' lineup but Robinson is positive that with a united and almost intact team like the Stags, they'll be able to inch the gap. A resounding name that could make waves is Bobby Balucanag, who stands 6'3 is a high-leaper and a hustle-type of player. He has earned the nods of the Sebastinians during the pre-season. Quite a number of new faces will also be paraded by the Stags, and with the leadership and the abilities of the veterans, they just might find themselves booking another trip to the Finals this year.

    Season 87 Lineup

    c - sangalang,miranda,magno
    pf - abueva,balucanag,maiquez
    sf - pascual, grilli, ferrer
    sg - del rio,de lacruz,semira
    pg - antipuesto,dela cruz, vitug

    coach: topex robinson
    asst coaches: egay macaraya, raymond valenzona
    consultant: turo valenzona

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    Stags a merry mix of veterans, rookies
    by Peter Atencio@Manila Standard Today

    WITH returning multi-titled coach Arturo Valenzona back in the fold and their last year’s core still intact, the Stags of San Sebastian College have every reason to be hopeful that they can stay in contention for the 87th National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball crown.

    But Valenzona said his biggest challenge going into the tournament, which kicks off at the Araneta Coliseum on July 2, is how to get the Stags back in battle shape and into one cohesive unit with only days to go before they face the opposition.

    “First and foremost in getting this team ready is basic basketball and stamina. Hindi pa naku-kumpleto ang team dahil sa games nila sa D-League. My problem is how to mold the boys into one solid team, and two weeks before the season starts may not be enough to do this,” said Valenzona, who replaced Ato Agustin.

    The Stags, who finished with a respectable 5-2 record in the recent Filoil-Flying V tournament, have retained their core of six mainstays in 6’4” Calvin Abueva, Ian Sangalang, Anthony del Rio, Jonathan Semira and Jovet de la Cruz.

    Aside from the veterans, the Stags will be reinforced by seven rookies, namely Michael Miranda, a transferee from Jose Rizal University, ex-damson cager AJ Vitug, former San Sebastian junior star Mark Magno, former Team B player Lester de la Cruz, Lyle Antipuesto from San Sebastian-Cavite, Krusyb Ferrer from Nueva Ecija and Bobby Balacunag.

    Gilbert Bulawan, Raymond Maconocido, Leo Najorda, and Pamboy Raymundo, who were part of the Stags’ team that won the crown two years ago, have all graduated.

    Valenzona, who will be assisted by his son Raymond, remains confident that the Stags still have what it takes to make it back to the finals.

    “Kung mai-mold ko ang team na ito, na mag-bonding ang mga veterans at ang mga bago, wala akong rason na nakikita na hindi kami makapasok sa finals,” added Valenzona.

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    Saw in Inboundpass that Stags will be mentored by Topex Robinson, is this true or just a typo error?

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    NCAA Season 87 Preview
    San Sebastian College-Recoletos Stags


    2010 record: 13-3 (second place; 1-2 in stepladder/playoffs, lost to San Beda in the finals via a sweep)

    Head coach: Topex Robinson

    Additions: Lyle Antipuesto, Bobby Balucanag, Lester dela Cruz, Kruschev Ferrer, Josh Grilli, Mark Magno, Michael Miranda, Arwin Vitug

    Subtractions: Gilbert Bulawan, Erickson Gatchalian, Jayson Gatchalian, Rey Gorospe, Raymond Maconocido, Dave Najorda, Pamboy Raymundo

    Holdovers: Calvin Abueva, Anthony del Rio, Jovit dela Cruz, Dexter Maiquez, Ronald Pascual, Ian Sangalang, Jonathan Semira

    Background: Not even the Stags’ three-pronged Kapampangan attack could stop San Beda’s juggernaut as the Red Lions escorted the title across Legarda and back to Mendiola. The erstwhile champions, however, put a lot of distance between themselves and the chasing pack and loudly affirmed their role as premier contenders in 2k11.

    Key changes: The exit of Raymundo and the three bangers (Gilbert Bulawan, Rey Gorospe and Dave Najorda) renders San Sebastian’s overall depth and bench a tad less talented than in 2009 and 2010. Center Michael Miranda, forward Bobby Balucanag and playmaker Lyle Antipuesto can turn out to be solid rotation players, while Dexter Maiquez has showed glimpses of improvement in the summer. New head coach Topex Robinson takes over from Turo Valenzona, who handled the squad in the summer.

    Outlook: The three-headed monster of Calvin Abueva, Ronald Pascual and Ian Sangalang will be heavily relied upon to cushion the squad’s losses. As if they weren’t good enough to begin with, the three cagers polished their respective arsenals in the off-season even further, with Abueva tidying up his mid-range jumper and dribble penetration, Pascual refining his three-point shot and Sangalang putting more spunk into his shot-blocking and post play. It’s easy to assert that these guys are better than they’ve ever been in their respective careers.

    Prognosis: If the Pampanga Triangle can generate some kind of support from the likes of Maiquez, Miranda, Anthony del Rio and Jonathan Semira, the Stags will have a more-than-legitimate shot at regaining the title they lost in Season 86. Notching 13-15 victories, along with a finals appearance, is plausible.

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    Re: Golden Stags & Golden Staglets in the NCAA Brazen@87

    Anong nangyari?

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    Calvin Abueva to serve suspension tomorrow
    By Jasmine W. Payo
    Philippine Daily Inquirer
    1:41 am | Friday, July 1st, 2011

    MANILA—San Sebastian star Calvin Abueva won’t be around when Topex Robinson debuts as Stags head coach at the start of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament tomorrow.

    Abueva, one of the top MVP contenders last season, will serve a one-game suspension as penalty for infractions incurred last year.

    “I told the players that it’s not an excuse [to play poorly] even if we don’t have Calvin,” Robinson, who replaced Turo Valenzona less than a week before tip-off, said yesterday.

    Abueva committed three flagrant fouls last season, the last two during the championship series the Stags lost to the San Beda Lions.

    “He should serve his suspension based on the rules,” said Management Committee chair Mike del Mundo of host Perpetual.

    Abueva registered a league-best 12.6 rebounds aside from leading his team with an average of 16.3 points last season.

    But he was slapped with a flagrant foul for elbowing San Beda’s Dave Marcelo in Game 1 of the Finals then got the same call in Game 2 for extra motion. He was also penalized for the same infraction during the eliminations.

    The league automatically suspends a player who incurred three flagrant fouls, with the penalty taking effect in the team’s next game.
    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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    Sangalang, Pascual give Stags lift past JRU
    by: inboundpass

    TWO-THIRDS of the Pinatubo Trio were enough to give first time collegiate coach Topex Robinson his coaching maiden victory.

    Playing without the suspended Calvin Abueva, last season’s runner-up, San Sebastian College-Recoletos, overcame a late Jose Rizal University rally to take a 73-67 victory in NCAA Season 87 last July 2, 2011 at the Araneta Coliseum.

    “It’s a blessing,” Robinson said after the game. “I told the guys, don’t even think we’re going to lose this game. In Calvin’s absence, someone can step up.” The former PBA player and San Sebastian alumnus was named head coach five days before the tournament began, taking over for his collegiate mentor Turo Valenzona, who shifted to a team consultant position on Robinson’s bench.

    A John Lopez-fueled run by the Heavy Bombers cut a nine-point Stags lead down to a single point, 64-63, with 1:26 left on the clock. Out of a timeout, San Sebastian went down low to Ian Sangalang, who made a nifty layup from the post to hike the lead to three, 66-63. After Lopez’s layup was partially blocked, a mix-up on the defensive switch left Ronald Pascual with a wide-open shot with 41.6 seconds left and a hole too deep for JRU to climb out of.

    “We executed that play because we knew they couldn’t match up with Ian [Sangalang],” said Robinson, when asked about the play he drew up. The duo of Sangalang and Pascual totaled 14 points in the fourth quarter and 45 overall, more than half of San Sebastian’s output. The former, a towering 6’6″ center, added 13 boards and four rejections, while Pascual had five more rebounds and two blocks of his own. They more than made up for the absence of Abueva, who served out a mandatory suspension for incurring three Flagrant 1 fouls over the course of last year.

    San Sebastian led all throughout, going up 18-7 midway through the first and repelling numerous JRU rallies. Prior to the fourth quarter run orchestrated by Lopez, the closest JRU got was to within five, 50-45, thanks to five straight markers by Ronnel Carampil to close out the third.

    Carampil, a rookie forward, topscored for the Heavy Bombers with 19 points off the bench. Lopez had an all-around game with 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists, a steal and three blocks, while Jeckster Apinan added nine points and 11 boards.

    The scores:
    San Sebastian 73 – Sangalang 25, Pascual 20, Semira 7, Balucanag 6, Maiquez 5, del Rio 4, Miranda 2, Antipuesto 2, J. dela Cruz 2, Vitug 0

    JRU 67 – Carampil 19, Lopez 15, Apinan 9, Almario 6, Matute 5, Paniamogan 4, Kabigting 3, Villarias 2, Monserat 2, Mendoza 2, Gaco 0, de la Paz 0, Montemayor 0

    Quarter scoring: 20-11, 37-27, 53-46, 73-67

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    Staglets, Knights triumph
    by :Theodore P. Jurado/

    LAST year’s runner-up San Sebastian Staglets and Letran Squires started their respective bids on a high note by defeating their respective foes in the NCAA juniors basketball tournament yesterday at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

    Rookie Michael Calisaan registered 19 points and 14 rebounds while Roniel Balid and Isaac Pante had 11 apiece as the Staglets turned back Jose Rizal Light Bombers, 70-58.

    Mcjour Luib collected 21 points, nine boards and four assists while Rey Nambatac and Aldrin Serafica chipped in 17 points apiece to help the Squires hammer out a 72-64 decision over the Mapua Red Robins.

    Ralph Molina scored 16 points and six rebounds while Rudolph Zuniga added 13 points and four boards for the Light Bombers.

    National under-16 mainstay JJay Alejandro led the way for the Red Robins with 27 points, five assists and four rebounds while Kevin de Castro had 11 points and Ariel Basas contributed 10 points and 15 boards.

    The San Beda Red Cubs, who is currently in Singapore competing in the ASEAN School Games, is the defending two-time juniors basketball champion.

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    Untamed...Mukhang ikaw na lang nagiisa sa thread nyo? ;D ;D ;D
    Go San Beda Fight!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BedanRoar
    Untamed...Mukhang ikaw na lang nagiisa sa thread nyo? ;D ;D ;D
    Kaya samahan muna natin sya.. hihihihihihi
    ..and fear neither FIRE nor BLOOD!!!

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