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Special mention din kay taha. Ang lupit nito!
Playing power forward kanina. Haha. Lakas ng kalawit rebound!
Sinco ang lakas ng inimprove.
Ok un small ball natin, mala-phoenix suns problema lang talaga interior defense tsaka consistency natin sa 3 point shooting.
Tolentino breaks out as Benilde deals Letran third straight loss
-photo by justin gener
College of Saint Benilde held Letran to just one field goal in the final quarter to win, 77-60, and snap a two-game losing streak in Season 88 of the NCAA at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
Starting point guard Joel Tolentino led the way for the Blazers with 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists as CSB barged back into the winning column for an even win-loss 2-2 card. The Knights dropped their third straight game, joining Arellano and Lyceum at the bottom of the standings with similar 1-3 slates.
The Blazers took advantage of the undermanned lineup of Letran after this year’s host missed the services of team captain Jam Cortes due to suspension. Jamil Gabawan, Joel Gabriel and Raymund Almazan all missed their second straight game for Letran due to various reasons and injuries.
The Knights controlled the first half, leading by as much as 10 points, 35-25 late in the second quarter through the collective efforts of guards Kevin Alas and Mark Cruz who combined for ten of the 17 points scored by Letran.
An 8-0 CSB blast led by Paolo Taha and Tolentino brought the Blazers back within two, 35-33 with 1:08 left before halftime.
Tolentino sparked an 8-0 run in the third quarter that gave CSB the lead, 51-47, which the Blazers did not relinquish the rest of the game.
“This is a very important win for us,” said CSB coach Richard del Rosario. “We made a lot of mistakes in our last game against Mapua. Nawalan kami ng sense of urgency. In the first half, I was outcoached by Coach Louie Alas. So I had to make adjustments in the second by going small and it worked for us.”
Del Rosario praised Tolentino’s play.
“Kailangan lang nya maging patient. If he’s in control, he’ll be able to make better decisions,” said del Rosario.
College of Saint Benilde (77) — Tolentino 17, Romero 13, Taha 10, Lastimosa 10, Grey 9, Bartolo 7, Sinco 5, Ongteco 4, Tan 2, Maconocido 0, Deles 0.
Letran (60) — Racal 18, Cruz 13, K. Alas 11, Belorio 6, Olotu 5, Lituania 4, J. Alas 2, Cudal 1, Luib 0, Almario 0, Pantin 0.
Quarters: 17-23, 35-40, 56-50, 77-60.
Si Romero pala ang Center nung 4th quarter.
NCAA: Knights lose third straight as Blazers even record
INBOUNDPASS July 9, 2012 10:24pm
The College of Saint Benilde Blazers ended one streak and kept another alive.
CSB snapped a two-game losing skid to reach the .500 mark, and inflicted a third straight loss on the host team, the Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights, 77-60 on Monday, as the 88th NCAA seniors division basketball tournament continued at the FilOil Flying V Arena.
The Blazers took advantage of several holes in the front court of Letran, what with power forward Jam Cortes suspended and last season's Most Improved Player center Raymond Almazan still in sickbay. That allowed CSB to out-rebound the Knights, 49-34, and move to 2-2 in the standings, while sending Letran to 1-3.
St. Benilde put the game away in the final period through the efforts of Joel Tolentino, a former La Salle mainstay. The point guard pumped in 17 points, nine coming from beyond the arc, along with seven rebounds and three assists.
"Great game for him (Tolentino); he carried us. Medyo talagang anxious siya to get back. Kailangang maging patient lang to make better decisions on the floor," said Blazers coach Richard del Rosario.
Bouncing back from close defeats to San Sebastian College and a shorthanded Mapua squad, St. Benilde played their best game so far of the young season.
"We didn’t want to commit the same mistakes against an undermanned Letran. Hahanapin namin yung mga games na ito na kulang ang kalaban coming into the second round,” added del Rosario.
The Blazers actually trailed early, finding themselves down 35-40 after the first half. But halftime adjustments in their defense led to the squad holding Letran to just 10 points in each of the last two quarters.
Charities from Carlo Lastimosa knotted things at 47-all, late in the third, and then it was all CSB from that point onwards.
Mark Romero added 13 points and seven rebounds, while Paulo Taha and a foul-plagued Lastimosa chipped in 10 markers apiece for the Blazers.
Kevin Racal finished with 18 points, eight boards and two assists while Mark Cruz had 13 points for the Knights, who suffered their third straight setback after stunning the Stags in the opener.
Letran's skipper Kevin Alas was held down to a season-low 11 points on 2-of-14 shooting.
In 2010, the Knights didn't make it to the Final Four. Last year, they won their first three games en route to landing the third spot in the postseason. Despite their inconsistent performance in the past three years, Letran head coach Louie Alas is confident that his squad he can weather this storm.
"We will make it," he said in a text message to Inboundpass.
Letran lines up against Mapua a week later, on July 16, while the Blazers face a tough test in the form of the defending champion San Beda Red Lions on the same day. - AMD, GMA News.
CSB 77 – Tolentino 17, Romero 13, Taha 10, Lastimosa 10, Grey 9, Bartolo 7, Sinco 5, Ongteco 4, Tan 2, Deles 0, Maconocido 0.
CSJL 60 – Racal 18, Cruz 13, Alas K. 11, Belorio 6, Olotu 5, Lituania 4, Alas J. 2, Cudal 1, Almario 0, Luib 0, Cudal 0.
Quarter scoring: 17-23, 35-40, 56-50, 77-60.
May copy kayo ng laban? Di ko napanood eh
Oh well, mahirap nang manalo next week! Might as well start drinking as we are about to get devoured by the Red Lions!
Check their uniforms!
Complete package na CSB ngayon ha. May mga shooters, slashers tsaka tumutulong na din mga bigman.
I like CSB's lineup. Your players can play at least 2 or 3 positions. Point guards Tolentino and Sinco can play the 1 and 2. Shooting guards Taha and Lastimosa can play the 2 and 3. While shooting forwards Grey and Romero can play the 3 and 4. You guys will be deadlier if you can play as consistent as yesterday. At wala pa niyan si Filkowski at Pate.
It would be nice to think that they are a complete package this season, but they are not! They have a few pieces assembled but we're not there yet! Bartolo lang ang solid defender inside, and he needs help and I can't help but wonder where Allison Carlos was yesterday, or Jan Tan? Baka ayaw ipasok ni Coach dahil takbuhan ang tactic. I don't think they can pull of the same stunt twice but I trust in Coach Richard to keep fresh legs running with alternate substitutions like what MIT did against them and then keep the interior decently guarded with Tan or Bartolo. Sana gumawa pa si Grey, Maconocido and Reyes off the bench para mahirapan ang kalaban kung sino dapat bantayan and ease the pressure off Taha, Romero, Tolentino and Lastimosa.
We are stabilizing in 1, 2 and 3 positions but the 4 and 5 leaves much to be desired. Complete lang para sa akin yan kung makalapit ang Blazers sa Red Lions by as much as 2-5 points at the end of a ballgame. Kulang pa rin, malalaki pa rin kalaban namin! We will have to assemble a bigger frontline and do more rebounding chores if we are to even consider ourselves contenders. Hindi pa namin nakakalaban ang ibang teams na may foreign players tulad ng EAC at UPHDS and I don't think Bartolo will last in those ballgames without graduating before the final 2 minutes. Decent na ang shooting clip, pero help from the bench is vital and can make them stay in the thick of the fight or outlast their opponents as they run and gun.
Medyo maganda ang scouting na nagawa niya. At siyempre, nakatulong din na may mga nawawalang malalaki so hindi na niya pino-problema ang interior D masyado kung pwede naman niya i-zone agad sabay maliliksi naman ang depensa sa pagtakbo sa naiwang open man ng kalaban.
si altamirano din plays solid defense and may shooting pa.. sayang hindi din masyado nagagamit..
if small ball magiging game natin, we'll need him on the court for his outside shooting and naalala ko last season, makulit dumepensa 'to! forcing other guards to commit turnover. sana mabigyan ng playing time!
@ Jan Tan
Ang hindi ko lang gusto kay Anton eh prone to turnovers din siya. Defense niya kapalit Turnovers? Aba, baka may punto nga si Coach Richard!
Jan Tan can only contribute in size and perimeter shooting which the other guards can do already. Rebounding? Mobility? Kaya si Ongteco ang binabad sa laro dahil may galaw kahit papaano compared kay Jan.
I watched the replay on Hyper channel.
Great team effort. The small ball did wonders for us.
I kinda agree with GB's observation on the body language of the Knights -- they looked uninspired in the second half. Pero mabuti na rin dahil nakasungkit tayo ng panalo.