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    SEAG hopeful Prince Caperal helps Chiefs keep faint Final Four hopes

    From: Karlo Sacamos

    October 17, 2013, 06:48 pm

    NATIONAL team hopeful Prince Caperal came up with 25 points to lead Arellano to a 76-70 victory over College of St. Benilde on Thursday in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.

    His selection to the national team still unsure with Greg Slaughter and Raymond Almazan ahead in the pecking order to back up Marcus Douthit, the 20-year-old slotman from San Mateo gave a glimpse of what he can do for the squad, helping the Chiefs score their third straight win to keep their faint Final Four hopes alive.

    The Chiefs recorded their seventh win in 16 games and still have to win their last two assignments and pray that fourth-running San Sebastian (9-7 win-loss) and Emilio Aguinaldo College (8-8 ) lose theirs to force a playoff for a semifinal berth.

    Caperal, one of only two stalwarts invited in the training pool, gained ample support from Davaoeño playmaker Nard Pinto, who churned in all-around numbers of 13 points, seven rebounds, and six assists.

    The Chiefs bucked a slow start then kept the Blazers at bay. St. Benilde came to within two, 66-68, after two charities from Mark Romero with three minutes and 22 seconds left, before Caperal retaliated with two free throws of his own as the Blazers never came closer.

    Paolo Taha registered a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort for the Blazers, who stayed in ninth place after suffering an 11th loss in 16 games.

    The scores:

    AU (76) – Caperal 25, Pinto 13, Hernandez 12, Agovida 12, Jalalon 6, Forrester 6, Gumaru 2, Salcedo 0, Serjue 0, Cadavis 0, Enriquez 0

    CSB (70) – Taha 20, Grey 13, Romero 12, Saavedra 9, Jonson 5, Garcia 5, Deles 4, Sinco 2, Nayve 0, Bartolo 0, Argamino 0, Carlos 0, Ongteco 0, De Guzman 0

    Quarterscores: 12-17, 36-35, 55-54, 76-70.
    Last edited by Joescoundrel; 10-18-2013 at 10:07 AM. Reason: Updated

  2. #22
    Lyceum logs best finish after beating CSB

    By Mark Giongco

    3:16 pm | Monday, October 21st, 2013

    MANILA, Philippines – Lyceum picked up where it left off as it repulsed College of St. Benilde, 66-54, in the continuation of their game which was halted last week in the NCAA Season 89 men’s basketball tournament Monday at the Arena in San Juan.

    The Pirates were leading, 32-31, at the 8:09 mark of the third quarter after the heavy rains caused leaks in the roof of the venue last October 10.

    “We took it as a challenge and it came as a blessing that it was stopped because we were up by double-digits and Benilde got the momentum,” said Lyceum coach Bonnie Tan after steering his team to its best finish in the elimination round with an 8-10 record since joining the league in 2011.

    “In a way it was really a blessing because we could’ve lost the game because we lost our energy,” Tan added.

    While the Pirates, who fell short for a Final Four spot, appeared not to be affected by the postponement, the Blazers seemed as if they lost their rhythm.

    After outscoring Lyceum, 26-12, to take a 49-44 lead after three quarters, St. Benilde struggled in the final frame with just five points as the Pirates capitalized en route to their fourth straight win.

    Guard Dexter Zamora led Lyceum with 21 points while Aziz Mbomiko had a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds.

    Center Robert Bartolo also finished with a double-digit points and rebounds with 13 and 15 for CSB, which dropped to 5-12.

  3. #23
    Stags target Final 4 slot vs Blazers
    By Cedelf P. Tupas
    Philippine Daily Inquirer
    11:52 pm | Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
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    San Sebastian shoots for the remaining Final Four berth when it tangles with dangerous St. Benilde in the 89th NCAA basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

    Game time is at 4 p.m. with the Stags, running fourth with a 10-7 record, expected to go all-out to complete the semifinal cast and shut the door on Emilio Aguinaldo College’s bid to crash the Final Four for the first time.

    But the Blazers are also determined to close out a season littered with heartbreak on a positive note.

    St. Benilde, which could have easily reached the Final Four if not for a string of close losses in the first round, would love nothing more than to play spoiler to the Stags’ bid to reach the next round. The Blazers are also hoping to end a six-game slide.

    “It’s going to be tough against St. Benilde, but the players understand that this is their chance and they want to make the most out of it,” said San Sebastian coach Topex Robinson.

    A loss by the Stags and a victory by the Generals on Saturday against the Mapua Cardinals will set up a playoff for the last Final Four spot.

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  4. #24
    Stags outlast Blazers, complete Final 4 cast

    By Joey Villar

    (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 25, 2013 - 12:00am

    Games tomorrow

    4 p.m. – EAC vs Mapua

    6 p.m. – San Beda vs Arellano U

    MANILA, Philippines - San Sebastian College put its act together in the fourth and repulsed St. Benilde, 69-62, to clinch the fourth and last Final Four berth in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan yesterday.

    CJ Perez unloaded 17 points while Fil-Am Leo De Vera and Jon Kervin Ortuoste added 10 points apiece as the Stags finally nailed the elusive win that formalized their stint in the next round.
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    They did not only make it to the semifinals alongside San Beda (14-3), Letran (14-4) and Perpetual Help with an 11-7 but also earned a crack at the No. 3 spot after finishing tied for third with the Las Piñas-based squad.

    The Stags and the Altas will dispute the No. 3 seeding on Oct. 29 starting at 4 p.m., also at the San Juan Arena.

    The victory also eliminated Emilio Aguinaldo College, which had hoped for a San Sebastian loss to gain a shot at a playoff for the last semis seat.

    It was a tough, rollercoaster campaign for the Stags, who had to buck the loss of their top three players – Calvin Abueva, Ian Sangalang and Ronald Pascual – to neutralize the other Final Four aspirants and stay in the semis hunt.

    “Credit should go to my players, who believed in the system – teamwork, discipline and run, run and run,” said SSC coach Topex Robinson, who left the team midway of the last season but returned this year.

    “We knew from the start that we will no longer have our Big Three in the fold,” said Robinson referring to Abueva and company. “So we made an extra effort to get into great shape because we’re really bent on running every chance we got to make up for our lack of star-power and size.”

    Meanwhile, San Beda tries to clinch the top seeding as it takes on ousted Arellano U at the close of the double round elims tomorrow. A reversal, however, will force a tie for first with Letran, necessitating another playoff for the Final Four seeding.

    Mark Romero turned in a game-high 23 points for the Blazers, who made quite an impression with a run of one-point losses in the first round but finished second to last with a 5-13 record.

    The Stags, with Perez, De Vera and Ortuoste on the firing end, pressed their bid early and seized control in the first two quarters, 17-9, and 31-22.

    In a non-bearing game, Arellano U downed Jose Rizal, 63-54, to improve to 8-9.

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