PBA Results November 2, 2011: Cone and Alaska win in the same night

3 11 2011

November 2, 2011 will be remembered as the date when Alaska won its first game in the post-Tim Cone era. The Cone-less Alaska Aces brought back to earth the streaking Barako Bull Energy, 93-72. In the main game, ex-Alaska coach Tim Cone steered his new team B-Meg Llamados to a 76-65 when over Shopinas.com Clickers.

Alaska 93 – 73 Barako Bull

A few days after Barako Bull coach Junel Baculi declared that his team is for real and a big title threat, the winless Alaska Aces showed that it is too early to declare any team as a title contender. The losing streak of the Aces now coached by Joel Banal ends at 5. Center Sonny Thoss led a fiery second half barrage to humble the Barako Bull Energy who were seeking to tie league leaders Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. From being outscored at the first half, 36-40, the Aces turned the tables and routed the Energy 57-32 in the final 2 quarters.

Thoss finished with a career-high 27 markers and towed 3 other Aces players in double figures. Rookie Mac Baracael, point-guard L.A. Tenorio, and swingman Cyrus Baguio combined for 41 points. Rookie Dylan Ababou led Barako Bull in scoring with 19 points while veterans Don Allado and Sunday Salvacion added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

B-Meg 76 – 65 Shopinas.com

Not to be outdone by his former team, Tim Cone made sure that they will win against the winless Shopinas.com. The Llamados relied on a big fourth quarter run to deny Franz Pumaren and the Shopinas.com Clickers their first victory. The win was the third for the Llamados in 7 games while the Clickers fell to 0-6.

The game was pretty tight in the first 3 periods as the Llamados only had 3 point lead at the end of the third period, 51-48. Rookie Mark Barroca starred in an anti-climactic 22-8 run in the first half of the final period to pull away from the Clickers. With a 72-56 lead, B-Meg just coasted to get the victory. Barroca finished with 13 points. Peter June Simon topped the scoring for B-Meg with 18. James Yap had 12 markers in the game. Elmer Espiritu was the lone Clicker in double figures with 13.

The scores:

ALASKA 93 – Thoss 27, Baracael 16, Tenorio 15, Baguio 10, Dela Cruz 9, Reyes 8, Cablay 8, Custodio 0, Eman 0.

BARAKO 72 – Ababou 19, Allado 11, Salvacion 10, Seigle 9, Artadi 6, Miller 5, Salvador 4, Pena 4, Pennisi 2, Arboleda 2, Sorongon 0, Avenido 0.

Quarters: 18-17, 36-40, 61-54, 93-72

B-MEG 76 – Simon 18, Barroca 13, Yap J. 12, De Vance 9, Raymundo 7, Pingris 5, Urbiztondo 4, Reavis 3, Yap R. 3, Maierhofer 2, Acuna 0.

SHOPINAS.COM 65 – Espiritu 13, Sena 9, Jazul 9, Hubalde 8, Duncil 6, Canlas 5, Mirza 5, Ritualo 5, Menor 4, Aquino 1, Sison 0, Hermida 0, Daa 0, Se 0.

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2011 Gold Glove Winners

2 11 2011

ESPN and Rawlings have announced the 2011 Gold Glove Winners. Here is the list from ESPN:

2011 Gold Glove Winners

National League
P Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
C Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B Joey Votto, Reds
2B Brandon Phillips, Reds
3B Placido Polanco, Phillies
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
LF Gerardo Parra, Diamondbacks
CF Matt Kemp, Dodgers
RF Andre Ethier, Dodgers
American League
C Matt Wieters, Orioles
1B Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox
2B Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
SS Erick Aybar, Angels
LF Alex Gordon, Royals
CF Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox
RF Nick Markakis, Orioles




Pan American Games 2011: Final Medal Tally

1 11 2011
Official logo of the 2011 Pan American Games

Image via Wikipedia

After over 2 weeks and 361 events, the curtains fall in Guadalajara, Mexico as they successfully stages the 2011 Pan American Games. The Unites States ran away with the most medals and golds. Cuba finished second in the gold medal haul with 58 while Brazil has the second most medals in the competitions with 141. Host Mexico finished fourth in the overall race. Here is the final medal tally after all the 361 events:

 

Pos. Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1

 United States

92

79

65

236

2  Cuba

58

35

43

136

3

 Brazil

48

35

59

141

4

 Mexico

42

41

50

133

5  Canada

30

40

49

119

6

 Colombia

24

25

35

84

7

 Argentina

21

19

34

74

8

 Venezuela

12

27

32

71

9  Dominican Rep.

7

9

17

33

10

 Ecuador

7

8

9

24

11

 Guatemala

7

3

5

15

12

 Puerto Rico

6

8

9

23

13
 Chile

2

17

24

43

14

 Jamaica

1

5

1

7

15
 Bahamas

1

1

1

3

15
 Cayman Islands

1

1

1

3

17

 Neth. Antilles

1

0

1

2

18

 Costa Rica

1

0

0

1

19

 Uruguay

0

3

2

5

20
 Peru

0

2

5

7

21  Trinidad & Tob.

0

2

2

4

22

 St. Kitts&Nevis

0

2

0

2

23  El Salvador

0

1

0

1

24
 Barbados

0

0

2

2

24

 Bolivia

0

0

2

2

24

 Paraguay

0

0

2

2

27

 Dominica

0

0

1

1

27
 Guyana

0

0

1

1

27
 Panama

0

0

1

1

Total

 

361

363

454

1178