2014 AFC U14 Girls’ Regional Championship for the ASEAN Final Placings and Awards

16 06 2014

Champions: Thailand
Runners-up: Philippines
Third-place: Vietnam
Fair Play Award: Philippines
MVP: Joyce Omboy Semacio (Philippines)
Top Scorer Award: Tran Thi Hai Linh (Vietnam)


The Philippines finished second behind Thailand after falling 1-2 in the final match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U14 Girls’ Regional Championship for the ASEAN. The Filipinas were happy to bag the silver medal and they come with 2 other awards.  The Fair Play Award was given to the team while Joyce Semacio bagged the Most Valuable Player plum.  The Young Malditas improved from their previous 4th place ranking in last year’s tournament.


Philippine Basketball: Chot Reyes bares National Team shortlist

28 03 2012

Coach Chot Reyes, who will be taking over as head coach of the Philippine Men’s Basketball National Team after the current Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) season, has bared his wish list among the PBA players that he wants to participate national team training pool. He announced the following players made the shortlist via a twitter post:


  1. Jimmy Alapag (Talk ‘N Text)
  2. Alex Cabagbot (Petron)
  3. Jason Castro (Talk ‘N Text)
  4. LA Tenorio (Alaska)
  5. Gary David (Powerade)
  6. Ryan Reyes (Talk ‘N Text)
  7. James Yap (B-Meg)
  8. Marcio Lassiter (Powerade)
  9. Larry Fonacier (Talk ‘N Text)

Big Men

  1. Gabe Norwood (Rain or Shine)
  2. Arwind Santos (Petron)
  3. Ranidel De Ocampo (Talk ‘N Text)
  4. Marc Pingris (Ginebra)
  5. Kelly Williams (Talk ‘N Text)
  6. Sonny Thoss (Alaska)
  7. Enrico Villanueva (B-Meg)


The pool is also expected to invite some amateur players specially the members of the 2011 SEA Games Gold Medal team. Marcus Douthit will be joining team but NBA player Javale McGee is being groomed to be the next naturalized center for the Philippines. The chosen players has not signify yet if they are joining the pool. The mother teams also will be consulted before the final line-ups will be determined.

3 PBA Stars will reinforce PH Asiad Basketball Squad

9 11 2010
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The Smart-Gilas Philippine National Teams heads to China to acclimatize and prepare for the Guangzhou Asian Games. In tow for the Rajko Toroman– coached squad are three PBA stars. Kelly William of Talk N’ Text Tropang Texters, Asi Taulava of PoweradeTigers, and Solomon Mercado of Rain or Shine will don the national colors to reinforce a well-trained team of young basketball stars. This is the current roster:

F 7 Philippines Ababou, Dylan 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) UST*
F 8 Philippines Aguilar, Japeth 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Western Kentucky*
F/C 12 Philippines Ballesteros, Jason 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 192 lb (87 kg) San Sebastian*
F 10 Philippines Baracael, Mac 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 184 lb (83 kg) FEU*
G 4 Philippines Barroca, Andy (C) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 174 lb (79 kg) FEU*
G 6 Philippines Casio, J.V. 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) De La Salle*
C 21 United States Douthit, Marcus 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 233 lb (106 kg) Providence*
G 16 United States Lassiter, Marcio 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Cal State Fullerton*
G 13 United States Lutz, Chris 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Marshall*
G Philippines Mercado, Solomon 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Biola*
F 5 Philippines Ramos, Aldrech 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) FEU*
C 9 United States Slaughter, Greg 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) UV*
C United States Taulava, Asi 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 275 lb (125 kg) BYU-Hawaii*
G 17 Philippines Tiu, Chris (C) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Ateneo*
F United States Williams, Kelly 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oakland*

Marcus Douthit who was recently given Filipino citizenship by the Philippine Senate will not be able to join the team for the Asiad but he will reinforce the young core in the future tournaments and its quest to capture an olympic berth for the country.

caloycomment: I am hoping for them to reach the medal round.  They have a strong line-up but the Asian powerhouses like Iran and host China will be sending really formidable teams. A bronze medal would be a great achievement.