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    Pontejos a no-show for JRU Bombers after 'falling-out' with coach Meneses

    From: Mei-Lin Lozada

    October 19, 2013, 08:33 pm

    PAOLO Pontejos may have played his final season with Jose Rizal University.

    A reliable source confirmed to that Pontejos had not been attending the practices of the Heavy Bombers and will likely not play anymore in the remaining games of the team in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

    A reported fallout with coach Vergel Meneses had something to do with his non-appearance in team practices.

    Meneses confirmed the 22-year old point guard did not show up for practice starting Tuesday until Friday this week.

    “Hindi na nagpakita mula Tuesday hanggang kahapon (Friday),” said Meneses after the Bombers lost to Emilio Aguinaldo College Saturday, 78-69.

    A team insider who refused to be named said Pontejos decided not to go back to the team.

    “Hindi na raw (siya babalik) eh,” said the source.

    Pontejos apparently, felt he was no longer needed by Meneses in the team after struggling in the second round.

    “Feeling daw niya ayaw na sa kanya ni coach (Vergel). Nag-struggle siya kasi sa second round tapos na-injured pa siya sa paa,” said the source.

    “Hindi na siya masyadong ano, 'yung parang nasa mindset ni Pao nag-iba na ('yung treatment sa kanya ni coach) compared nung dati.”

    “Pero binibigyan pa rin naman siya ng kumpyansa ni coach.”

    The former San Beda back-up guard, who played the entire first round, averaged 14.7 points, 2.3 assists, and 3.0 rebounds in 25.1 minutes of play.

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    Good. More minutes for Lasquety who tried out for UST a couple of years back

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    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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