First game of Season 74
First game of Season 74
If Jerry Codinera's boys cannot get the rebounds the Warriors cannot run out in transition, which would have been the best game plan with a roster this short. If that doesn't work then the Warriors better be ready to run a lot of screen-rolls and pick-rolls in the halfcourt. This is when we find out if Lord Casajeros and Biboy Enguio have improved enough to do more than take jumpshots in a halfcourt situation. One thing UE has going for them is Roy Sumang. If this kid is 100% no one on the UP end can match him. If Jess Mar Sabanagan is anywhere near as good as the hype, UE can actually pull a W out of this game and maybe even a blowout at that.
UP will go to Mike Silungan, as if that was any wonder, and expect some help from Gelo Montecastro and Mike Gamboa, which means this will come down to a contest of perimeter games and possibly a shootout of sorts. Look for the staggered screens as well as the various iterations of the kick-out plays to corner shooters. UP however will have African import Alinko Mba, who in spite of his limitations, is still a legit 6'6" presence who can rebound and block shots. UE does not have a player who can do that right now at least at that level, except perhaps for Chris Javier. Sam Razon's absence will be most felt on off the boards where John Noble and Erwin Duran have to make up off both boards, rather tough for two guys barely 6'4".
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1) Paul Zamar must be in the zone tomorrow. He is the team captain and he is a veteran. His presence on the court can make a lot of difference. His 3pt shooting and slashing, w/c is his bread and butter, should click. IMO, he must pass the PG chores to sumang, or Zosa, or Tagarda, or whoever the designated PG is. Holding the ball too much and/or excessively trying to make plays for the other 4 on the court would limit his ability as a shooting guard.
2) Lucas Tagarda must show his grit. He must shutdown the 1's and/or 2's of UP.
3) Lordy Casajeros (my Ronald Tubid lookalike favorite) must show his improvement, defensively and offensively.
4) Gang rebounding for the team AT ALL COST.
5) Niko Montelibano - Im never a believer. All I can see is good looks and charm. Show us your hardcourt stuff and we'll take it from there.
6) Roi Sumang must unleash the speedster in him. Must drive and get fouls. Easier said than done, but I believe its easier for his physique to do just that.
7) JR Sumido - As much as I would like to, I won't compare him to Val Acuña. Just show us that you can really shoot in an actual UAAP game, PLEASE.
JM Noble - Ive heard he has the tendency to ball hog. JM, my 2 cents for you... SNAP OUT OF IT. Do your thing, pass it around and wait for the opportunity. Now is not the time for hero-ball.
9) Adi Santos and Erwin Duran - Translate the eagerness and aggressiveness over the past seasons into hustle plays on the hardcourt WITHOUT FOULING. Now is the time to shine.
10) Chris Javier - Yes he is raw. Yes he has size. Yes he has the skillset. Just limit the mistakes, play hard and smart, and he can do the yeoman's job downlow.
Chances of winning tomorrows game: 55%
^ If Roy Sumang ever unleashed any more speed he'd be running straight out of the gym... ;D
FRIENDS LANG KAMI
He was stopped by the UP defense. So are the other guards. I just hope the veterans showed a better game next time.Originally Posted by Joescoundrel
"The end justifies the means"-from Machiavelli? Nope. :D
ang cute-cute talaga ng ginawa natin kahapon, sa liit ng lineup natin siguro naman dapat tumakbo tayo ng tumakbo, pero wala. nakakuha naman ng rebounds sina duran, noble, santos, javier, pero pag-short pass sa mga gwardya mas nagpipigil at nagse-set up tayo kesa tumakbo, sayang ang mga possession natin, parang ayaw patakbuhin ni jerry codinera mga bata niya, e 'yun na nga lang ang panlaban natin. wala na tayong shooter. wala na tayong poste masyado, wala na tayong paul lee at ken acibar, at sam razon, wala na ding don trollano, siguro naman dapat takbuhan na natin ang kalaban. kahapon sinasadya ni jerry codinera na maghanap ng corner shooter gaya nung bj zosa, nahihirapan tuloy maghanap ng opensa sina zamar, sumido, sumang, enguio at casajeros. kung ganyan ang ipapakita natin mahina siguro 40 tambak kontra FEU at ateneo. sino ba kasing inakay ng lintek ang nakaisip mag-lineup ng siyan na gwardya... dapat palitan na pangalan natin, imbes UE dapat tawag sa atin PADPAO, bigyan na din ng silbato at batuta lahat ng nasa lineup natin. ngayon siguro naniniwala na tayong panget ang nangyari sa lineup natin, at ang mga manlalarong pinakawalan at sinalbahe. simpleng early offense na nga lang hindi pa natin mabantayan, at hindi hinayaang maghanap ng diskarte sa transition si sumang... ay apo diyos... papano na ang mga anak ni lualhati...
"Kung ayaw mong masaktan mag-chess ka na lang!"
Ayan naramdaman na ang kawalan nina Ken Acibar and Henri Betayene! These two big frontliners could have helped the Warriors easily. But Jerry Codinera had other plans.
FOUR-ward for the Big Red Machine
Buong akala ko yung mahabang rotation at maya't mayang palit ng tao ay sinadya nung summer para makilatis ng husto yung mga players. Mukhang ganoon nga yata ang sistema at ang siyang makikita natin sa UE sa buong season na ito.
Mantakin niyo, 13 tao ang ginamit, 10 dito double digits in minutes played at yung 3 ay tig 7,8 at 9 na minuto.Tapos si Sumang ay halos di ginamit sa 4qtr at ang beteranong si Tagarda ay 9 minutes lang buong laro!
Kung papansinin mo yung substitution ng UE, para kang nanood ng ice hockey sa tabla!
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.
Fighting Maroons stop UE, end long losing streak
by Adrian Dy
Thursday, 14 July 2011
AT long last, the streak is finally over.
The University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons held on for their first win in almost two years, a 69-61 triumph over the University of the East Red Warriors in UAAP Season 74 last July 14 at the Araneta Coliseum.
Since beating the De La Salle Green Archers in the second round of Season 72, 83-78, 701 days had passed before UP fans could sing their school song first after a UAAP mens seniors division basketball game “It was a joy to watch our guys out there,” said UP head coach Ricky Dandan. “Knowing that the so-called monkey’s off our backs now, we can focus on playing the other teams.”
With Mike Gamboa and Mike Silungan limited down the stretch, College of Saint Benilde transferee Jelo Montecastro and sophomore Jett Manuel held down the fort and prevented UE from making up ground as the Maroons fell silent for the first 4:48 of the fourth quarter. The Red Warriors clawed to within six, 61-55, with 3:05 left to play in the game, behind charities by Paul Zamar and Lord Casajeros, but blew a golden opportunity when Casajeros couldn’t convert on a jumper off a Zamar steal. On the ensuing UP possession, Manuel’s triple went in and out, but Alinko Mbah grabbed the offensive board and dished the ball to Gamboa, who nailed a triple to extend the State U cushion to nine with 2:10 remaining.
Montecastro then swiped the leather from a UE guard and had a clear lane to the basket for a fastbreak layup, but Casajeros hit him hard from behind as he tried to prevent the layup and sent the UP guard flying. Quick thinking by the UP assistant coaches prevented the seated Maroons from rushing onto the court, a violation that would have resulted in suspensions. Casajeros, for his part, was tossed from the ballgame with a disqualifying foul. From that point on, the Maroons siply played keep away with the Warriors until the final buzzer sounded. “I think it was really our defense that made the difference. We couldn’t score, but we did not allow them to score in bundles, so that kept them at bay,” pointed out Dandan.
Gamboa, who sat out last season to concentrate on academics, led all scorers with 19 points, four triples, five rebounds, six assists, and two steals, to just one turnover. Silungan added 15 points and four swipes, while Manuel totaled 13 points, including nine straight to close out the third quarter. “It feels good, but we can’t stop working,” said a relieved Silungan after the game. “We have a game on Sunday [versus NU] so we gotta get ready for that. We enjoy the day, but we got back to work tomorrow.”
Prior to the win, State U had lost 18 consecutive games dating back to Season 72, and endured a second winless campaign in four years in 2010. Only Adamson University has lost more games in succession – 35 straight from the tailend of the 1999 season to its second game in 2002 – in the league’s 73-year history.
Zamar led UE, which lost Mythical Five selections Paul Lee and Ken Acibar in the off-season, with 14 points and three assists. JM Noble added eight and the duo of former San Beda Red Cubs, Chris Javier and Von Chavez, combined for nine points and nine rebounds.
Turnovers proved to be UE’s undoing, as they tallied 24 miscues, which UP converted into 22 turnover points.
UP 69 – Gamboa 19, Silungan 15, Manuel 13, Gomez 9, Montecastro 5, Maniego 3, Gingerich 3, Romero 2, Mbah 0, Juruena 0
UE 61 – Zamar 14, Noble 8, Javier 6, Santos 5, Sumang 4, Enguio 4, Sumido 4, Zosa 3, Chavez 3, Casajeros 3, Flores 3, Tagarda 2, Duran 2
Quarter scoring: 22-11, 39-31, 57-47, 69-61