UAAP 75 Game Day Recap: UST ties for the lead; UP solo at the bottom of the team standings

16 08 2012

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers needed an 11-4 wind-up to shake off the pesky University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons to tie idle FEU Tamaraws and defending champions ADMU Blue Eagles at the top of the standings of the men’s basketball tournament in the 75th season of the UAAP. UP suffered its 6th straight defeat and is now alone at the cellar after the University of the East Red Warriors survived a furious 4th quarter rally by the Adamson Soaring Falcons for their first win of the season.

The scores:

First Game

UE (71) – Sumang 18, Sumido 12, Belleza 11, Santos 10, Flores 5, Javier 4, Duran 4, Valdez 3, Hernandez 2, Galanza 2, Alberto 0, Mena 0

ADU (66) – Cabrera 16, Brondial 15, Cruz 14, Camson 14, Etrone 4, Monteclaro 2, Julkipli 1, Trollano 0, Rios 0, Petilos 0, Olalia 0, Cabigas 0, Abrigo 0

Quarters: 9-9, 30-21, 52-38, 71-66

Second Game:

UST (68) – Abdul 20, Bautista 12, Lo 11, Fortuna 10, Vigil 7, Mariano 4, Ferrer 3, Afuang 1, Pe 0, Daquioag 0

UP (58) – Silungan 10, Lopez 10, Asilum 9, Ball 7, Mbah 5, Soyud 4, Manuel 4, Padilla 4, Romero 2, Montecastro 2, Hipolito 2, Wong 0

Quarters: 16-15, 33-33, 50-45, 68-58

 

Team Standings as of August 15, 2012
Team Wins Losses
Far Eastern University Tamaraws 5 1
Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles 5 1
University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers 5 1
National University Bulldogs 4 2
De la Salle University Green Archers 3 3
Adamson University Soaring Falcons 1 5
University of the East Red Warriors 1 5
University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons 0 6

 

 





UAAP Season 75 Junior’s Basketball: NU, FEU both now 6-0

15 08 2012
University Athletic Association of the Philippines

University Athletic Association of the Philippines (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Last year’s finalists, National University Bullpups and FEU-Diliman Baby Tamaraws are running roughshod over the competition after winning their sixth straight games of the junior’s basketball tournament of the UAAP Season 75. The Bullpups added UPIS in their list of victims while FEU gave the Adamson Baby Falcons their 5th loss in the season.  UST was able to retain their 3rd place position by beating the De la Salle Zobel Junior Archers. Ateneo evened their record by beating cellar-dweller UE Pages.

 

Standings after 6 games:

Team Standings as of August 15, 2012
Team Wins Losses
National University Bullpups 6 0
Far Eastern University-FERN Baby Tamaraws 6 0
University of Santo Tomas Tiger Cubs 4 2
Ateneo de Manila Blue Eaglets 3 3
De la Salle Zobel Junior Archers 3 3
University of the Philippines Integrated School Baby Maroons 1 5
Adamson University Baby Falcons 1 5
University of the East Junior Warriors 0 6

Latest Boxscores:

First game:

FEU-Diliman 80 – Pingoy 21, Aguilon 12, Domingo R. 9, Domingo Jos. 8, Magbuhos 7, Escoto 6, Palacio 4, Lumba 4, Hassan 4, Delfinado 3, Lee Yu 2, You 0, Belgica 0.

AdU 59 – Margallo 24, Javier 8, Quinga 5, Fernandez 5, Pangaibat 4, Asistio 4, Pacturan 3, Barroga 3, Nemenzo 2, Madrid 1, Ylagan 0, Solomon 0, Oebanda 0, Inigo 0, Casino 0.

Quarter scoring: 6-14, 31-25, 57-46, 80-59.

Second game: 

NU 69 – Cauilan 13, Morido 11, Busa Ral. 10, Cani 8, Lapiz 7, Atangan 6, Biteng 5, Castillo 4, Dela Cruz 3, Canaynay 2, Mosqueda 0, Lopena 0, Claveria 0, Busa Raf. 0, Battad 0, Banawan 0.

UPIS 47 – Sablan 10, Pajarillaga 9, Dario 9, Ancheta 8, Gregorio 5, Quejada 2, Lina 2, General 2, Ragos 0, Nacpil 0, Mercado 0, Lopez 0, Gregorio 0, Chua 0.

Quarter scoring: 17-12, 32-25, 54-37, 69-47.

Third game:

ADMU 79 – Mendoza 13, Ravena 8, Nieto Ma. 8, Vitangcol 6, Nieto Mi. 6, Escaler 6, Calilung 6, Black 6,  Asistio 6, Puno 4, Gamboa 4, Vinasoy 2, Quiago 2, Consuji 2, Jose 0.

UE 53 – Viajar 14, Pangilinan 13, Rafol 9, Briones 5, Castillo 4, Sison 2, Gonzales 2, Del Rosario 2, Correche 1, Ceralde 1, Posadas 0, Carabejo 0.

Quarter scoring: 19-11, 33-23, 60-34, 79-53.

Fourth game:

UST 78 – Ungria 17, Mayor 13, Baetiong 11, Bahia 9, Martin 8, Corre 7, Soriano 6, Abuyen 6, Berdijo 1, Ramirez 0, Lavarias 0.

DLSZ 71 – Saubier 25, Banzon 18, Subido 14, Melecio Alj. 4, Andaya 4, Samonte 2, Melecio Ale. 2, Manguera 2, Quintos 0, Evangelista 0, Cabarrus 0, Abanilla 0.

Quarter scoring: 15-18, 39-37, 60-50, 78-71.





UAAP 75: Parks, NU nail biggest win of the season

2 08 2012

 

 

NU Bulldogs logo

NU Bulldogs logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Smart Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Q.C. – Many basketball followers have dubbed the 2012 NU Bulldogs as one of the favorites to win the 2012 UAAP basketball crown. For the first four games, the Bulldogs were looking more like a middle of the pack team by winning over winless UE and UP while losing to ADMU and UST.  Some fans were even thinking that the Ray Parks-led National University is overrated. After their win today against erstwhile undefeated FEU Tamaraws, 61-57 , the Bulldogs are starting to show why they were labelled as favorites. What they lack now is the consistency to win in consecutive games as they so far followed every win with a momentum killing loss.

 

Bobby Ray Parks, Jr. had an awful shooting day as he hit only 2 of his 9 attempts in the field but his 2 made field goals were scored in the crucial moments of the game.  He finished the game with 17 points thanks to a 13 of 17 clip from the free throw line. He also have 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal and 1 block.

 

The Far Eastern University Tamaraws controlled the first half by outscoring the Bulldogs, 30-24. They were leading 29-16 with over four minutes left to play in the first half but NU behind big men Emmanuel Mbe and Spencer Rosario conspired for a 7-1 run to trim the lead to a more manageable six points at the half.  NU continued its surge in the 3rd period as they used a 10-2 quarter ending run capped by Dennice Villamor’s 3-point shot to trim the deficit to just one point going to the final 10 minutes of play.

 

In the 4th period, NU finally leveled the count at 50 after a conversion by Henri Betayene.  Parks then made his first ever field goal in the game followed by a hook shot by Rosario to give the Bulldogs a 54-50 lead.  FEU responded with a 5-0 run behind Season 73 MVP RR Garcia’s trey and a lay in by Mark Bringas for a 55-54 lead. Another lead change ensued as Parks made his second field goal with a bonus free throw to boot for 57-55 NU lead.  The games final deadlock was at 57-all after Terence Romeo hit a jumper. In the next possession, Parks split his free throws to break the tie, 58-57.  Coach Bert Flores sued for time with less than a minute to play.  FEU did not convert their set play off a timeout but they were also able to make a defensive stop at the other end to get the possession back.  Mark Belo was fouled by Mbe and was given a chance to give back the lead to FEU at the line.  Belo was 3 for 3 at the charity stripe prior to his pressure-packed free throws.  He missed both.  Parks got the ball and FEU was forced to foul him with 16.8 seconds left on the game clock.  Unlike Belo, Parks was cool under pressure as he was able to sink both freebies for 60-57 lead.  It was still a one possession game and FEU could tie it with a 3-point basket.  Romeo attempted a 3-point shot but he missed the game-tying attempt.  Mark de Guzman finalized the tally by making one free throw for a 61-57 win for the Bulldogs.

 

Parks got great support from Rosario and Mbe, who combined for 24 points and 19 rebounds helping NU to a 46-43 rebounding edge. Romeo was the only FEU scorer in double figures finishing with 18 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals.

 

NU raised its record to 3-2 while the loss dropped FEU to 4-1.

 

 

 

The scores:

NU 61: Parks 17, Rosario 12, Mbe 12, Alolino 6, Villamor 4, Javillonar 4, Rono 3, Betayene 2, De Guzman 1, Singh 0

FEU 57: Romeo 18, Belo 8, M Bringas 8, Garcia 5, A Bringas 5, Mendoza 4, Cruz 4, Hargrove 3, Escoto 2, Tolomia 0, Sentchu 0, Pogoy 0

Quarter scoring: 12-15, 24-30, 46-47, 61-57

 

Team Standings as of August 2, 2012
Team Wins Losses
Far Eastern University Tamaraws 4 1
Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles 4 1
University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers 2 1
National University Bulldogs 3 2
De la Salle University Green Archers 2 2
Adamson University Soaring Falcons 1 2
University of the East Red Warriors 0 3
University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons 0 4

 

 

 

 

 





UAAP Season 75: Tigers slay another favorite

29 07 2012

After losing a heartbreaker in their opening game of the Season 75 of the UAAP against the FEU Tamaraws, the UST Growling Tigers have 2 defeated two Season 75 favorites in a row highlighted by great comebacks from large deficits.  First, they beat 5-peat seeking Ateneo Blue Eagles last week by rallying from a 15 point half-time deficit to score an awe-inspiring 71-70 win. Yesterday, they cemented their status as one of the teams to watch as they gave the NU Bulldogs a lesson on resiliency as they trailed the whole game and were down 53-63 at one point in the final period before clawing back and winning 77-71.

Jeron Teng conspired with Aljun Mariano, Kevin Ferrer, Melo Afuang and Karim Abdul in a blistering 15-3 run to take the lead at 68-66 from a ten-point deficit.  Teng scored 6 points behind two booming treys in that run.  Bobby Ray Parks Jr. temporarily stopped the bleeding for Bulldogs by making 3-point shot to bring back the lead to NU 69-68.  The Growling Tigers responded with a game-ending 7-0 run for 75-69 lead. After 2 free throws by both teams the score in the end was 75-69 in favor of UST.

Teng led the Tigers with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Karim Abdul had a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds along with 2 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks.  UST dominated the boards 54-43 with Ferrer and Mariano grabbing 8 boards a piece.

Parks as usual led the Bulldogs with 25 points, 4 boards, 4 assists, 1 steal and 3 blocked shots. NU shot themselves in the foot by missing half of their 24 free throws. Parks and Joshua Alolino each had 4 misses at the charity stripe .

The win moved UST to 2-1 while dropping NU to 2-2.

In the first game, Ateneo walloped rivals La Salle, 71-61.

Team Standings as of July 28, 2012
Team Wins Losses
Far Eastern University Tamaraws 3 0
Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles 3 1
University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers 2 1
De la Salle University Green Archers 2 2
National University Bulldogs 2 2
University of the Philippinesl Fighting Maroons 0 2
Adamson University Soaring Falcons 0 2
University of the East Red Warriors 0 2

The scores:

UST 77: Teng 21, Abdul 11, Mariano 10, Fortuna 10, Ferrer 8, Bautista 7, Afuang 6, Lo 4, Vigil 0, Pe 0, Daquioag 0

NU 71: Parks 25, Mbe 13, Alolino 13, Javillonar 11, Villamor 5, Rosario 3, Ignacio 1, Rono 0, Neypes 0, Khobuntin 0, De Guzman 0, Betayene 0

Quarter scores: 15-21, 36-41, 53-60, 77-71





UAAP Season 75: NU, FEU earn contrasting victories

27 07 2012

The National University Bulldogs and the Far Eastern University  Tamaraws won their respective match ups yesterday to remain at the upper half of UAAP Season 75 Senior Basketball standings. NU routed the slow-starting UP Fighting Maroons to bounce back from a tough loss to Ateneo last Sunday. FEU meanwhile needed summon their excellent endgame abilities again as they survived a close game against a hard fighting Adamson squad.

 

Bobby Ray Parks Jr. and Emmanuel Mbe combined for 37 points to lead the Bulldogs to its second victory of the season. NU was only leading by six after the first ten minutes of play.  They stepped on the gas in the second period by scoring 26 points and limiting the Maroons to just 8. NU was limited to 10 points in the 3rd quarter via a 1-3-1 by UP, the Maroons, however, failed to capitalize as they themselves just scored 8 points for the quarter.  UP was able to outscore NU 24-15 in the final period but the early lead the Bulldogs was just too big for UP to have a chance at winning. Mike Silungan, Jett Manuel, and Jelo Montecastro scored in double figures for the losing squad.

In the second game, Terence Romeo had a big game of 23 markers, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals to help FEU preserve its perfect record in Season 75. The Tams were lucky that Roider Cabrera missed a potential game-tying three point shot at the end of the game to come out with 65-62 win. The 3 point margin is the biggest margin of victory for FEU who opened the season with a 1-point win over UST and a 2-point win over DLSU.  Season 73 MVP RR Garcia contributed 12 points for FEU while Allen Etrone was Adamson’s top scorer. Prolific guard Alex Nuyles was limited to 2 points.

FEU now leads the standings at 3-0.  They are the lone undefeated team left in the season.  The NU Bulldogs created a three-way tie for 2nd at 2-1 with their win against UP. UP and Adamson fell to 0-2.  Both teams joined UE at the bottom of the standings.

The scores:

NU 67: Parks 18, Mbe 17, Javillonar 9, Rono 7, Alolino 6, Villamor 4, Ignacio 4, De Guzman 2, Singh 0, Rosario 0, Neypes 0, Labing-isa 0, Betayene 0

UP 50: Silungan 11, Manuel 11, Montecastro 10, Ball 4, Lopez 4, Hipolito 4, Asilum 4, Soyud 2, Mbah 0, Romero 0, Padilla 0, Gamboa 0

Quarter scores: 16-10, 42-18, 52-26, 67-50

The scores:

FEU 65: Romeo 23, Garcia 12, Belo 9, Tolomia 6, Ecoto 5, Hargrove 4, A Bringas 4, M Bringas 2, Pogoy 0, Cruz 0

ADU 62: Etrone 13, Camson 11, Brondial 11, Cruz 8, Petelios 7, Cabrera 4, Abrigo 4, Trollano 2, Nuyles 2, Rios 0, Monteclaro 0, Julkipli 0, Agustin 0

Quarter scoring: 15-15, 35-28, 50-49, 65-63

Team Standings as of July 26, 2012
Team Wins Losses
Far Eastern University Tamaraws 3 0
National University Bulldogs 2 1
De la Salle University Green Archers 2 1
Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles 2 1
University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers 1 1
University of the Philippinesl Fighting Maroons 0 2
Adamson University Soaring Falcons 0 2
University of the East Red Warriors 0 2




UAAP Season 75 Junior’s Basketball: NU, FEU still undefeated

26 07 2012

Last year’s finalists NU Bullpups and FEU-FERN Baby Tamaraws are setting pace of this year’s competition after winning their 3rd straight games respectively.  The UST Baby Tigers are a game behind at 2-1 while 4 teams are bunched at 1-2.  UE is the only winless team left in this year’s UAAP Junior’s Basketball competition.

Standings after 3 games:

Team Standings as of July 26, 2012
Team Wins Losses
National University Bullpups 3 0
Far Eastern University-FERN Baby Tamaraws 3 0
University of Santo Tomas Tiger Cubs 2 1
Ateneo de Manila Blue Eaglets 1 2
De la Salle Zobel Junior Archers 1 2
University of the Philippines Integrated School Baby Maroons 1 2
Adamson University Baby Falcons 1 2
University of the East Junior Warriors 0 3

Latest Boxscores:

First game:
NU 95 – Atangan 19, Busa 17, Morido 15, Cani 15, Lapiz 10, Cauilan 8, Banawan 4, Canaynay 3, Dela Cruz 2, Biteng 2, Mosqueda 0, Lopena 0, Castillo 0, Battad 0.

ADMU 89 – Ravena 20, Asistio 20, Nieto Mi. 18, Mendoza 10, Nieto Ma. 9, Black 8, Gamboa 2, Capacio 2, Vitangcol 0, Puno 0.
Quarter scoring: 20-19, 49-42, 68-71, 95-89.

Second game:
UPIS 63 – Sablan 16, Dario 10, Ancheta 9, Nacpil 8, General 8, Pajarillaga 7, Quejada 2, Lina 2, Gregorio 1, Lopez 0.

AdU 61 – Margallo 17, Asistio 13, Quinga 10, Javier 8, Pangaibat 6, Munsayac 3, Pacturan 2, Fernandez 2, Ylagan 0, Solomon 0, Oebanda 0, Nemenzo 0, Madrid 0, Inigo 0, Casino 0, Barroga 0.
Quarter scoring: 12-20, 31-38, 45-53, 63-61.

Third game:
FEU-FERN 70 – Pingoy 19, Delfinado 11, Escoto 8, Domingo Jos. 8, Domingo R. 8, Aguilon 7, Completo 3, You 2, Palacio 2, Hassan 2, Magbuhos 0, Domingo Joh. 0, Palana 0, Lee Yu 0.

DLSZ 67 – Subido 23, Melecio Alj. 18, Melecio Ale. 7, Cabarrus 7, Saubier 5, Banzon 5, Andaya 2, Samonte 0, Manguera 0, Evangelista 0, Cruz 0.
Quarter scoring: 14-11, 35-34, 53-46, 70-67.

Fourth game:
UST 105 – Ungria 22, Soriano 12, Martin 8, Baetiong 8, Berdijo 7, Mayor 6, Dandan 6, Corre 6, Borje 6, Lavarias 5, Laman 5, Bahia 5, Abuyen 5, Syyap 2, Ramirez 2.

UE 55 – Viajar 13, Garcia 7, Ceralde 7, Carabejo 7, Rafol 6, Briones 6, Swan 2, Sison 2, Del Rosario 2, Correche 2, Arbarro 1, Posadas 0, Gonzales 0, Castillo 0.
Quarter scoring: 31-15, 58-30, 88-43, 105-55.





UAAP Season 75: Season 74 finalists gain

23 07 2012

Action resumed at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena for the men’s senior basketball tournament in the Season 75 of the UAAP after having saturday games being cancelled due to bad weather. In the Sunday offering, Season 74 finalists FEU Tamaraws and ADMU Blue Eagles beat their opponents to grab their second wins of the season.

In the first game, the Far Eastern University Tamaraws (2-0) drubbed the DLSU Green Archers (2-1), 48-46 in a tight defensive battle. The game was close in all 40 minutes and it was only settled at the buzzer.  The game was still tied at 46-all with 1:27 left after a split by RR Garcia. The FEU guards proved steadier than their DLSU counterparts at crunch time as Almond Vosotros lost the ball in a crucial possession while Michael Tolomia converted a jumper in the next play while being guarded by freshman Jeron Teng.  The basket proved to be game’s final field goal as FEU was able to preserve the lead until the final buzzer sounded.

The second game was supposed to be a close game between two of the strongest teams this year but the expectations were far from reality as the ADMU Blue Eagles embarrassed the NU Bulldogs in their “home” arena. The Eagles took a double digit lead early in the first quarter and they kept on pouncing on NU’s inferior defense to cruise to a 24-point win 89-65. Ateneo’s Big 3 of Nico Salva, Kiefer Ravena, and Greg Slaughter combined for 52 points to negate the 22 point effort of Bobby Ray Park Jr.  The Ateneo bench also did their part led by big man Justin Chua who finished with 12 points.

FEU now leads the standings at 2-0 and the last team left without a defeat. Ateneo and La Salle are now tied at 2-1 while NU drops to 1-1.

 

The scores:

FEU (48) – Romeo 10, Tolomia 7, Hargrove 7, Pogoy 6, Garcia 6, A. Bringas 5, Cruz 4, Belo 3, Mendoza 0, Escoto 0, M. Bringas 0.

La Salle (46) – Andrada 8, Vosotros 8, Medoza 8, N. Torres 8, Teng 6, Tallo 4, Van Opstal 2, Tampus 2, T. Torres 0, Webb 0, Manguera 0.

Quarterscores: 15-11, 23-26, 35-34, 48-46.

 

Ateneo (89) – Salva 21, Ravena, 17, Slaughter 14, Chua 12, Gonzaga 9, Tiongson 8, Elorde 3, Buenafe 3, Erram 2, Porter 0, Pessumal 0, Capacio 0.

NU (65) – Parks 22, Mbe 14, Villamor 10, Ignacio 6, Rono 5, De Guzman 2, Betayene 2, Alolino 2, Khobuntin 1, Javillonar 1, Rosario 0, Neypes 0, Labing-isa 0.

Quarterscores: 28-17, 55-34, 72-54, 89-65.