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Jose Rizal (96) -- Matute 25, Lopez 22, Paniamogan 15, Almario 10, Carampil 9, Monserat 6, Mabulac 4, Dela Paz 3, Camasura 2, Mendoza 0, Rebugio 0.
Wang's (93) -- Cuevas 20, Pinera 17, Magbanua 17, D.Litonjua 11, Baltazar 7, R.Litonjua 5, Reyes 5, Regalado 3, Lingao-Lingao 2, Asoro 2, Orera 2, Mellejor 2, Bower 0, Salvado 0.
Quarterscores 26-26, 54-46, 75-71, 96-93
Jose Rizal (101) -- Matute 23, Monserat 17, Lopez 14, Camasura 11, Salaveria 8, Almario 7, Dela Paz 6, Mabulac 4, Carampil 4, Paniamogan 3, Rebugio 2, Mendoza 2, Guiang 0, Munez 0.
Lyceum -Yummy Hotdogs (81) -- Cayabyab 22, Guevarra 14, Kho 11, Ong 7, Francisco 6, Laude 5, Fampulme 5, Azores 5, Mallari 4, Zamora 2, Pascual 0.
Quarterscores: 21-21, 42-34, 78-56, 101-81.
Skyforce (82) -- Taganas 15, Sanders 14, Longalong 14, Caceres 11, Tan 9, Navarro 8, Junio 4, Lim 2, De Castro 2, Sta Maria 2, Cacha 0, Florino 0, Lima 0.
JRU (81) -- Paniamogan 19, Lopez 16, Carampil 12, Almario 9, Mendoza 9, Villarias 7, Monserat 4, Matute 3, Dela Paz 1, Camasura 0, Salaveria 0, Garcia 0.
Quarterscores: 21-15, 31-37, 60-62, 82-81.
JOSE Rizal University brought down University of Santo Tomas-Ironcon Builders, 75-72, to capture the title in the MBL Invitational basketball championship at the Aquinas gym in San Juan.
John Byron Villarias and Nate Matute provided the clutch baskets for the Heavy Bombers, who weathered the Tigers’ repeated rallies to escape with the win in their winner-take-all encounter in this prestigious tournament sponsored by Smart Sports, Cebuana Lhuillier, Dickies Underwear, PRCCouriers and Parola Maritime.
Villarias, a 6-foot recruit from Bacolod City, finished with 17 points, while Matute added 14 points for the Vergel Meneses-mentored Heavy Bombers.
Villarias had five points in the final period, including a difficult undergoal stab that put the Mandaluyong-based Heavy Bombers ahead for good.
Alex Almario added 10 points, including the tie-breaking three-point shot that put the Heavy Bombers in front, 71-68, with three minutes left.
UST-Ironcon, which played minus head coach Pido Jarencio, had a chance to send the game in overtime but Aljon Mariano’s potential game-tying three-point shot failed to hit the mark as time expired.
Jeric Teng topscored for the Ironcon Builders-supported Tigers with 19 points, followed by bull-strong Karim Abdul with 14 and Mariano with 10.
MBL chairman Alex Wang awarded the trophies to the champion, assisted by Jimi Lim of Ironcon Builders.
Matute was also named as Most Valuable Player (MVP).
MOB Packers, led by playing coach Richie Melencio and consultant Yong Garcia , clinched third place.
Actually, JRU led by double digits several times behind the hits of Villarias, Decoy Lopez and Ivan Camasura.
But UST-Ironcon came charging back in the third quarter to keep the game close with Teng hitting his strides from outside and Abdul dominating the shaded area.
The game was marked by several physical plays, with both teams complaining of several non-calls.
The Tigers also struggled with foul trouble most of the way, with Abdul and Jelo Afuang getting limited action.
A three-point shot by Teng enabled UST-Ironcon to tie the score at 68-all with still 3:15 left.
The other team swhich saw action are Skyforce, Mapua-Mighty Sports, Wang’s Ballclub, Letran College, Investwell, Lyceum of the Philippines-Yummy Hotdogs and Now TV-Trinity University.
Multi-titled coach Loreto “Ato” Tolentino was the commisisoner, while Albert Andaya was the tournament director.
JRU (75) -- Villarias 17, Matute 14, Almario 10, Lopez 8, Carampil 6, Mabulac 5, Mendoza 4, Camasura 4, Guiang 4, Paniamogan 2, Rebugio 1, Monserat 0, Salaveria 0.
UST-Ironcon (72) -- Teng 19, Abdul 14, Mariano 10, Bautista 9, Pe 8, Afuang 5, Fortuna 5, Sheriff 2, Ferrer 0, Vigil 0.
Quarterscores: 22-12, 41-31, 56-54, 75-72.
Kamusta Rizalian? Mabuhay!
^Yung Vigil ng UST, is that Louie Vigil, the former light Bomber?
any news about recruitment ng bombers? inaabanagan ko si ivan camazura sa guard position. what about the bigs?? meron ba
Kamusta na mga rizalians?
Ganda pala ng performance nung nakaraan ng bombers aa.
the Bombers got creamed by NU. 99-48. A very humiliating rout.
jru 63 EAC 55
after mbarrassing performance against NU last April 14, 2012, the Heavy Bombers came back with a vengeance to demolish the Generals, led by Nat Lopez with 13-points and 6 rebounds, followed by Michael Carampil with 8-points and 4 rebounds. Russel Yaya led EAC with 17-points and 6 rebounds while Noube Happi rendered a double-double performance with 14-points and 14 rebounds. JRU had 16 assists compared to EAC with 11. Both teams were dead even in the rebounding and steals category with 46 and 11 respectively.
UE, JRU, Adamson shock favored opponents in Fr. Martin tilt
InterAKTV · Thursday, June 7, 2012 · 4:18 pm
The University of the East Warriors, the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers and the Adamson Falcons surprised heavily favored foes last Tuesday in the quarterfinal round of 18th Fr. Martin Summer Cup basketball tournament.
The Warriors, made up mostly of team B players, survived a late rally and banked on the baskets of John Carlo Duncil, and a free throw from Chris Javier to frustrate La Salle, 64-63, at the St. Placid gymnasium of the San Beda College in Mendiola.
They earned with a semifinal berth with the Ateneo Blue Eagles, the Adamson Falcons and the JRU Heavy Bombers, who leaned on the penetrations of rookie Michael Mabulac in the closing minute to stun the Letran Knights, 89-79.
The Blue Eagles, led by Justine Chua and Oping Sumalinog with 14 and 12 points, put themselves in a knockout semifinal clash with the Adamson Falcons following an 81-61 demolition of the University of Perpetual Help Altas.
The Falcons, who earned the right to fight for a finals slot with the Blue Eagles, drew crucial baskets from Roider Cabrera and Rodney Brondial to escape with a 52-51 triumph over the Far Eastern University Tamaraws.
JM Noble fired 12 points for the UE Warriors, while Javier and Duncil had 11 and nine. Nate Matute topscored for 17 points for JRU and Eric Camson led the Falcons with 20.
Earlier in the women’s division, the La Salle Lady Archers walloped the Our Lady of Fatima University Lady Phoenix, 70-27, while the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws won over the Ateneo Lady Eagles, 43-41, to earn semifinal seats.
Miller Joy Ong banged in 11 points for the Lady Archers, who will clash with early semis qualifier, the Lyceum Philippine University Lady Pirates, for a finals berth.
Soc Borja made 10 points for the Lady Tams, who arranged a semis showdown with the Adamson Lady Falcons.
ose Rizal University Heavy Bombers
2011 record: 4th, 9-10, Lost to San Beda 83-74 in the Final Four, October 17, 2011
Additions: Brandon Porter, Rhyle Salaveria, Aban Camasura, Philip Mabulac, Rommel Diaperas, John Maconocido, Daryll Munez
Subtractions: Jeckster Apinan, Carlos Dizon, Raycon Kabigting, John Montemayor, Michael Tiongco?Holdovers: John Lopez, Alex Almario, Ronnel Carampil, Cris Dela Paz, Nate Matute, Romnick Mendoza, Ralph Monserat, John Villarias
Background: JRU ended the FilOil preseason with a 3-5 record. Their offensive production dipped from 71 during Season 87 to 66.5 during the summer. Their turnovers are at a constant since 2011 at 20 per game. Rebounding has not improved at 39 per game against 41 in Season 87. This means a whole lot of work for the Heavy Bombers if they want to improve their post elimination record.
Key Changes: Pressure defense will be their main weapon to create points off turnovers. Without a legitimate bigman, none in that roster has had a double-digit performance on the rebounding department during the preseason and that alone would limit their options offensively.
Outlook: Nate Matute has improved offensively from 32% FG % in Season 87 to 36% during the preseason but he should not carry that burden alone. The veterans would have to step-up and work on both ends.
Phil-American rookie Brandon Porter is a late addition to the team but is expected to play right away alongside Matute in the backcourt and would probably come off the bench as a reliever to veteran playmaker, Alex Almario. John Lopez, Ralph Monserat, who got 10 rebounds in their game against the Blazers last May 30, and Cris dela Paz will have to work extra hard on the glass.
Prognosis: Their defensive pressure will fuel their offense and that has been their system since the Aerial Voyager took over as coach since Season 86. With the other teams improving, they will be a threat to JRU’s Final Four ambitions.