PBA Philippine Cup Nov. 4 Results: Rain or Shine and Meralco gain

5 11 2011

The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and the Meralco Bolts are slowing showing the league that they are indeed two of the best teams in the current Philippine Cup.  The Elasto Painters routed the winless Shopinas.com Clickers despite playing without head coach Yeng Guiao majority of the game due to some technical fouls. Meralco, meanwhile, defeated crowd favorite Barangay Ginebra Kings in the main game in last night’s doubleheader.

Chan is enjoying his best PBA season so far

Rain or Shine 96 – 75 Shopinas.com

For the 3rd game in a row, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters soundly defeated their PBA opponents. After embarrassing Alaska and Meralco, the Elasto Painters routed the hapless Shopinas.com Clickers. The game was very close in the first half before Rain or Shine outscored the Shopinas 27-10 in the third period to pull away and raise their win-loss record to 6-1. The Clickers only made 5 baskets in 18 attempts in the fateful third period. Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao was ejected in the first half after incurring 2 technical fouls. He was meted a 2nd “T” after shoving Shopinas’ Ogie Menor who was taunting the RoS bench after scoring. Losing their coach inspired the Painters to pour it on and show why they are the league leaders right now. Jeff Chan is really having his best season as he broke his career high with 28 points. He made 4 triples in 9 attempts. Jervy Cruz had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Ryan Buenafe and JR Quinahan added 12 and 9 markers respectively. Rookie James Sena top scored for the Clickers with 15 followed by Menor’s 14. Read the rest of this entry »


PBA Philippine Cup Sunday matches (10-24-2011): Rain or Shine, Meralco gain

24 10 2011

The Meralco Bolts (3-2) and the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters (4-1) won their Sunday game to improve their respective standings in the 2011-2012 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup.

Sol Mercado makes magical return

Heart and Sol (Soul)

Meralco was inspired by the return of spitfire Solomon Mercado to defeat erstwhile undefeated Petron Blaze Boosters. Sol Mercado came off the bench to lead the Bolts in scoring with 16 markers. It is his first game of the season as he was recovering from a knee injury. Mercado went hot in the second period to give the Bolts a 6 point lead at the end of the first half. The rest of his teammates took charge of the second half to hand Petron its first loss of the season.

“It’s another artillery for us,” said Ryan Gregorio on the impact of Mercado’s return. “He gave us a huge lift offensively and it’s a confidence booster for us. But more importantly, we know we have another live body.”

Mercado also finished with 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 triples in 27 minutes of action. Gabby Espinas had 14 points and 12 rebounds to negate Arwind Santos‘ usual double-double performance (17 pts, 13 rebs, 4 blks). Rookie Chris Lutz of Petron had virtual free throw party making 14 of his 16 points from the charity stripe.

It was defense of Meralco that won the game as they limited Petron to a 32.4% FG percentage. They also made 8 steals and forced 17 turnovers.

Chan did a Caidic-impression last night

Alaska embarrased

In the main game, Rain or Shine made Alaska look like a college team as they thrashed the Aces, 120-84, for its 4th win of the season. With the win, the Elasto Painters grabbed the top spot in the Philippine Cup standings. Alaska joins Shopinas.com at the bottom with a 0-4 win-loss record.

Jeff Chan hit 6 of his 10 3-pt shot attempts to finish with 20 points. He lead 3 others in double figures for RoS. J.R. Quinahan had 19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 triple. Ronjay Buenafe had 17 points, and 2 triples. Larry Rodriguez finished with 16 points, and 6 rebounds. As a team, the Painters shot 51.9% in 3-point land (14 of 27). They poured it on even when they lost coach Yeng Guiao late in the 3rd quarter after he was removed from the game for getting a second technical foul.

“I think this is our best offensive game so far,” said Coach Yeng on how his team performed.

Alaska was lead by its guard trio of L.A. Tenorio, Brandon Cablay, and Cyrus Baguio who combined for 48 points and 12 assists. The rest of Aces though shot an atrocious 26.7% from the field (12 of 45). The loss is probably the biggest losing margin in the Aces’ history.


The scores:

MERALCO 80 – Mercado 16, Espinas 14, Lanete 9, taulava 8, Isip 7, Faundo 6, Macapagal 6, Omolon 6, Borboran 5, Yee 3, Ballesteros 0.

PETRON 70 – Santos 17, Lutz 16, Yeo 11, Miranda 7, Cabagnot 6, Ildefonso 6, Agustin 3, Baclao 2, Sharma 2, Guevarra 0, Reyes 0.

Quarterscores: 18-17, 36-30, 58-49, 80-70


RAIN OR SHINE 120 – Chan 20, Quinahan 19, Buenafe 17, Rodriguez 16, Norwood 9, Arana 9, Cruz 7, Lee 5, Ibanes 5, Uyloan 4, Matias 3, Jaime 3, Belga 3.

ALASKA 84 – Tenorio 20, Cablay 15, Baguio 13, Baracael 8, Dela Cruz 8, Thoss 7, Custodio 5, Reys 4, Salamat 3, Bugia 1, Mepana 0, Thiele 0, Eman 0.

Quarterscores: 32-18, 53-45, 81-62, 120-84

PBA Philippine Cup Caloy Stats: Rain or Shine early season stat leaders

19 10 2011

RoS PBA logo

The blog will feature one PBA team everyday and check out some interesting stats for the team. Today, we are featuring a rising team in Rain or Shine Elasto Painters (RoS). The team is bannered by 2011 PBA Draft No.2 pick Paul Lee. The rookie has lead the team in scoring in all of his three games so far. RoS has won 2 and lost one game. Here the stat leaders of the team:

Paul Lee in action

Points per game:

Paul Lee 19.0 ppg

Jeffrei Chan 15.7

Gabe Norwood 11.3

3 Elasto Painters average in double figures in scoring. The backcourt combination of Norwood, Chan, and Lee combines 46 points. That is 48% of all the points of Rain or Shine (Team Avg: 96 ppg).

Norwood, the Painter's all around guy

Rebounds per game:

Norwood 7.3

Beau Belga 7.3

Ronnie Matias 5.7

Norwood and Belga are the leading rebounders for the team. Reserve swingman Ronnie Matias also perfoms as a rebounder.

Assist per game:

Lee 5.0

Norwood 4.0

Chan 2.7

Coach Yeng Guiao‘s big 3 also leads in assists as they account for 11.7 per game. They own 64% of the assist passes by the team.

Chan is having a good season so far


Lee 1.3

Chan 1.3

Norwood 1.0

Paul Lee and Jeff Chan averages 1.3 spg while Norwood has one steal per game.

Blocks per game:

J.R. Quiñahan 2.0 bpg

Norwood 1.3

Rain or Shine’s top blocker so far is Cebuano J.R. Quiñahan who blocks 2 shots a game. Gabe Norwood comes second with 1.3 bpg.

Other notable stats by the players:

Jeff Chan (6 triples, .500 3pt FG%)

Beau Belga (69.2% in 2 points shots)

Paul Lee (26 Free Throw Attempts, .808 FT%)

Jeff Chan has hit 2 triples a game while having an amazing 50% shooting from beyond the arc. So far, Belga has doing very well scoring inside and making mid-range shots. Paul has gone to the free throw line a lot and he is quite good in the charity stripe. Gabe Norwood is showing his versatility as he among the team leaders in all major stat category.

The Elasto Painters will face the Meralco Bolts tonight.