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  1. #11
    ..Oops, he did it again: Javier hits another game-winner
    Warriors stun Blue Eagles

    By Chris Lagunzad | Yahoo! PH Sports – 20 hours ago
    .......Chris Javier is mobbed by his teammates moments after his game-winning jumper. (NPPA Images)

    .....Related Stories.
    View Photo.Chris Javier and Coach Boycie Zamar. (NPPA Images)

    Article: UE center's first-ever triple sinks UP
    Yahoo! PH Sports - Sun, Sep 2, 2012 7:44 PM PHT
    ....University of the East center Chris Javier has done it again.

    Proving he’s definitely a big-time player, 6-foot-5 Javier drilled in his second straight game-winner, this time a baseline jumper with 0.4 seconds left as the Red Warriors pulled the rug from under the mighty Ateneo Blue Eagles 79-77 Thursday in the UAAP Season 75 men’s basketball action at the MOA Arena.

    Four days after draining the game-clinching corner trey in their 79-76 win over University of the Philippines last Sunday, Javier got a timely drop-pass from Roi Sumang, who attracted three Blue Eagle defenders, and coolly swished through the game-winning jumper to complete the season’s biggest upset.

    With no more timeouts left, Ateneo guard Juami Tiongson heaved the leather from the backcourt and went way off the mark, sending the UE faithful–inside the venue and practically all the way to Recto–in wild jubilation.

    More than improving their record to 3-8, the also-ran Red Warriors also snapped the eight-game winning streak of the Blue Eagles, the four-time defending champions who slipped to 9-2.

    Ateneo, which went into the game bidding to earn its 14th consecutive Final Four appearance, will have to wait for three more days to accomplish its goal against Adamson on Sunday.

    Former San Beda Red Cub Gene Belleza waxed hot all game long with a career-best 28 points, 10 coming in the payoff period, on top of five boards but it was Javier, who tallied 15 markers along with Sumang, who enabled the Red Warriors to grind through anew.

    “Actually (our defense) is just an adjustment to their zone and defensive alignment wherever the ball is,” noted Boycie Zamar, who has truly turned the Red Warriors into a dangerous unit since taking the reins from close friend and former teammate Jerry Codiñera.

    “The first win was sweet but this second win against Ateneo, the defending champion is much sweeter. Chris has taken the magical shot with the three points and again he takes another magical shot with the two-point (basket),” he added.

    Seven-foot center Greg Slaughter towered over his rivals with a personal-best 24 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks while Kiefer Ravena added 15 markers and seven boards but those went for naught as the Blue Eagles got ambushed by the pumped-up Red Warriors.

    “We have nothing to lose,” stressed the 6-foot Belleza. “We just need to play and execute what coach tells us. We’re happy but we’re not satisfied. Marami pa kasi kaming i-i-improve. Feeling namin nag-champion na kami. Nabura lahat ng talo namin. ”

    After enjoying a 26-17 lead in the early goings, the Blue Eagles groped against the Red Warriors’ shifting 2-3 zone defense that made them worked doubly hard for every point.

    Courtesy of Juami Tiongson’s jumper, the Blue Eagles took a 75-71 lead with 2:06 left and appeared headed for another victory, only to get caught flat-footed by the Red Warriors from there.

    Belleza scored a lay-up then JR Sumido soared for a twinner that tied the count at 75-apeice. After the Blue Eagles muffed their attempts, the Red Warriors gamely stepped on the gas, with Sumang finding a running Adrian Santos who made the go-ahead basket with 20.8 ticks left.

    Tiongson bungled his three-point attempt but Ravena scored on a putback, forging the game’s 12th and final deadlock at all-77 count with 7.2 ticks left, but the Red Warriors still had the last laugh.

    It was UE’s first win over Ateneo since taking a 68-58 win last July 26, 2010.

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  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by bchoter View Post
    How is Sam Razon?
    ACL injury, out for the season, hell of a way to go for Sam in his UAAP career, pagaling na lang siya, then hanap na ng team in next year's D Leage or ASEAN BL.

  4. #14

    FEU subdues UE; Romeo stars with 24 points

    By Celest R. Flores

    7:36 pm | Saturday, September 8th, 2012

    MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University withstood University of the East, 83-78, to recover from the nullification of its last victory Saturday in the 75th UAAP men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.

    Terrence Romeo, for the fourth time this season, went past the 20-point mark and finished with 24 points, six rebounds and three assists for FEU, which improved to 8-3.

    The Tamaraws should’ve been tied with University of Santo Tomas at second place, but their victory over National University was nullified.

    Romeo poured most of his output in the first half and nearly ran out of gas in the last two quarters where the Tamaraws took over the game.

    But it was the star guard’s back-to-back three pointers midway the payoff period which virtually sealed the victory for the Tamaraws.

    “We were able to stop their fastbreak and controlled the rebounds,” said head coach Bert Flores as his squad managed to slightly outrebound the Red Warriors, 50-44.

    Cebu-native Roger Pogoy also provided quality minutes for the Tamaraws with 17 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and two blocks.

    UE, whose losing streak was halted under seasoned coach Boycie Zamar, managed to trim the lead in the final minute and threatened to snatch the game anew.

    Roi Sumang and Gene Belleza, once again, teamed up to carry the scoring chores for the Red Warriors with two straight treys to bring them to within four, 77-81.

    But they just didn’t have the guns to pull through as UE, which even held the lead in the first half, succumbed to its ninth loss of the season.

    Sumang, despite being a marked man, still chalked up a game-high 27 points along with six assists while the graduating Belleza added 18 points.

  5. #15
    Mawalang galang na kay Bchoter, but Kid Cubao told me that if Jeric Fortuna swapped placed with Roi Sumang that UE would more likely make the Final 4, something about being able to pace himself better than Sumang.

    This is one time I must take exception with my good friend Cubao and say there is no UAAP pointguard right now better than Sumang. Period. If you put Sumang in UST the Tigers would be a legit title contender. Put Fortuna in UE and he will probably curse the basketball gods for their sick sense of humor.

  6. #16
    Free throws killed us and that foul on sumang at the end was questionable but great effort by the boys , sumang is just on a whole 'nother level.
    Last edited by ghost09; 09-10-2012 at 11:39 AM.

  7. #17
    Fortuna has already proven himself as the focal point of the offense when he carried the team on his back into the Final 4, dropping a close game to the eventual champs. And he did that without sacrificing his team's offense as he still ended among the asissts leaders. This season he had to subjugate his offense to the wingmen (plural) because that is the Tiger's strength. He has to because Mariano, Teng, Bautista, Ferrer and Vigil have to have their shots. I haven't even mentioned Karim, who has to have his touches.

    I want to see how Sumang plays when his shots aren't falling. In the 1st round game versus UST, he was rendered useless in the first half when the defense was focused on him. He was forcing his shots and was turning the ball over. Worse, his defensive assignment was killing him. And who was his man? Fortuna himself. Jeric pulled a Steve Nash on him, not once, not twice, but 3 times. Two of which ended with a basket while the other yielded two FTs.

    Jeric rarely changes expression on the hard court. But make no mistake about it. T he kid is fiery and strong willed. And he shows a glimpse of a reaction once in a while... like when he "showed" his heart to the Thomasian gallery after making that dagger 3 to force OT.

    Of course I am a fanboy :D

  8. #18
    well gentlemen, lets settle the issue between UE RW of Sumang & UST Tigers of J. Fortuna on their 2nd round encounter. Can't compare the two because they are on a different situation. UE needs Sumang offense and UST needs Fortuna court stability in the PG maraming scoring option UST. On the UE side not that much offensive ammunition plus the coaching genius of Jerry Codinera in the substitution patterns during the 1st Round. Thank God he is out in the UE RW team for good.

    A different looks for UE RW under Head Coach B. Zamar we are hoping for an upset here !!! (maybe or maybe not )

    Go Fight Red & White !!!

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by zoom2k7 View Post
    UE is back! back on the RIGHT track! maidagdag ko lang po sa mga tinanggal ni coach codinera si henry betayene po ng NU naka residency po sa amin un tinangal lang nya at hindi nya niline up ang team b mainstay namin si Gene Belleza muntik ng mapanis, kaya one and done season na lang ang gene belleza show.
    Watched the game on TV between NU VS DLSU. Henry Betayene playing a lot of minutes and defending the shaded area against DLSU big men. He made excellent defense against Norbert Torres and put Mbe sitting (most part of the games) on the bench due to foul trouble. I could not imagine how UE gave up on him when he is ready to play last year Season 74. UE RW badly needs legit center for defensive purposes, we could have maximize his defensive talent if he is part of the team.

    Sayang NU Bulldogs benefited on that idiotic, stupid and cruel move of UE team management for kicking him out of the team. It is not the work of Jerry Codinera alone its the man behind him who run and direct the show. Jerry is just the executioner of Henri Betayene and Ken Acibar

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Joescoundrel View Post
    ACL injury, out for the season, hell of a way to go for Sam in his UAAP career, pagaling na lang siya, then hanap na ng team in next year's D Leage or ASEAN BL.
    I hope he gets back to good health and be even stronger.

    Sayang talaga coz we were trying to get this kid. Mali lang talaga yung mga nakausap naming nagmamagaling na mga miron lang pala bwahahahuhuhu. Sakto sana siya dun sa 3-headed monster na Dylan, Khasim, at Allen.

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