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FEU 92 UPIS 46
zobel (5-0) won against feu. dunno what the final score was
any other results for july 30 games?
Ang taray! hahaha...
^bastusan talaga pag si fernando_hierro or fortune ang kausap mo...bastos rin kasi yan eh...
On the Trail of Champions: On the Matter of Size
There are few sports in the world where one’s height is tantamount to might – where size matters in the field of battle. This sport is one of them.
And in this game between the Blue Eaglets and the Pages, the bigger team won big time.
Ateneo was coming in as the second-hottest team in the division – winning their previous three assignments after dropping the opening day to Zobel in an extra-inning thriller. They were at solo second, and sought to cement that spot even more.
UE, on the other hand, was smarting from a 4-game winless start to the season. UE is one of the youngest squads in the league, and their games have been a display of moments of promise sprinkled amid a field of inexperience. Together with the Junior Maroons, they were mired in the doldrums.
Mio Puno has not had a very good season so far. He has been playing mainly in the frontline, where he appears to be short on size but not in heart. He is also playing after being tagged with an unsportsmanlike foul in the previous game against Adamson. He had something to prove here.
And he didn’t waste anytime. He opened the scoring with a nice cut to the basket, received a pass form Gab Capacio, and calmly sank the open shot. That’s a third-year duo to look out for in the future.
Ateneo built up a sizeable lead after that. Capacio, Kris Porter, Lambert Tenorio, Tomas Ramos, and Fran Asuncion all hit their stride early in a 10-3 run before UE found its next basket courtesy of Mervin Duray. The Blue & White were well-ahead at this point, 12-5.
The Pages, though, refused to simply bow down without a fight. Led by shooter Jerome Lapada and big man Ric Mandilag, UE tried to trade shots with the Eaglets, but it only resulted in Ateneo further extending the gap by the period’s end, 27-14.
Though both teams displayed impressive quickness, it was clear as day that UE simply couldn’t match-up well with the size of the Loyola five. Despite a quick 5-2 start to the 2nd stanza, the Pages folded when prized Cebuano find Kris Porter flexed his muscle underneath. Combined with lay-ups by reserve guard Jeo Consunji and power forward Jed Austria, the 6’4” high school senior deposited 8 points in a 12-10 exchange to keep the Recto quintet at bay. Kiefer Lim hit a trey and UE’s Steven Sumang drove to the hole to peg the halftime score at 44-31, advantage Ateneo.
Porter continue his tirades in the 3rd canto, making good on a put-back and a freebie after UE opened the final half with a trifecta. If he wanted, Porter surely could have made minced meat out of UE’s interior, but the seemingly gentle giant chose to defer in the next few plays. The beneficiary? His frontcourt partner, Tomas Ramos.
Seeing Ramos play will conjure images of a young Wesley Gonzales, though the former’s ball-handling and perimeter shooting will still need a bit more honing. Against UE, however, his present skill-set was more than enough. Ramos went on a personal 7-0 tear that struck fear in the hearts of the Pages, causing them to call time as Ateneo’s lead stood at a mighty 20 points.
UE tried chipping at the deficit from the charity stripe, but coach Joe Silva’s boys continued piling on the pressure. Anton Asistio, Aaron Black, Capacio and Asuncion all contributed in a 12-9 windup to the 3rd stanza. Ateneo was firmly in-control, 66-43.
Ateneo basically coasted in the last 10 minutes of the game, getting outscored 26-25 in the last quarter, but still prevailing with plenty to spare, 81-59.
Chiefly thanks to our team’s size, UE went down in flames. The Pages fall to 0-6 while we keep just a game’s distance behind the Junior Archers.
The frontline quartet of Porter, Ramos, Austria and Capacio just dominated all throughout. The four combined for more than half of the Eaglets’ total output, which augurs well for the next game of the season on Saturday.
For the past three games, it has been the hot shooting and hard slashing of our guard corps that enabled us to win, but now that our big men have had a really impressive outing, it seems the sky’s the limit for the Eaglets’ potential.
Size matters in basketball. Good thing we have it in spades.
One BIG Fight!
AHS 81 - Ramos 15, Porter 12, Capacio 10, Austria 9, Asuncion 7, Ravena 6, Black 6, Lim 5, Tenorio 3, Consunji 2, Asistio 2, Puno 2, Gamboa 2, Ladaban 0, Vitangcol 0.
UE 59 - Rodriguez 12, Lapada 9, Malones 8, Mandilag 6, Diswe 6, Ablaza 5, Sumang 4, Briones 4, Viajar 3, Duray 2, Garcia 0, Santos 0, Lescano 0, Bautista 0.
QS: 27-14, 44-31, 66-43, 81-59.
Winless rin ata yung Lady Warriors....
^wala bang press release yun asawa ni coach mark herrera sa philstar? hehe
^Thankfully, they have avoided that dubious record now
DLSZ is still undefeated, at 6-0. Their last game in the first round will be against NU (currently at 4-2).
ADMU is at 5-1. Their last game in the first round will be against UST.
Anyone have an idea on how the rest of the standings look like?
As of today, Aug 8, 2011:
La Salle Junior Archers 6 0
Ateneo Blue Eaglets 5 1
NU Bullpups 4 2
FEU-FERN Baby Tamaraws 4 2
Adamson Baby Falcons 3 3
UST Tiger Cubs 2 4
UPIS Junior Maroons 0 6
UE Junior Warriors 0 6
Too bad, 3 consecutive losses for Adamson BF.
I see a lot of familiar names (Capacio, Ravena, Black, and Austria) in the Ateneo Jrs. Younger brothers ba yan nina Kiefer, Gwynne, and Bacon? Magaling ba si Aaron Black? What's his height? Is he a future prospect for the seniors?
You are correct. But you also forgot two other players with a familiar family name, Gamboa and Tenorio are younger brothers of Mike Gamboa and LA Tenorio. I think Black and Capacio are sophomores. The best bet among the eaglets to play in college are Ramos and Porter. The two have been the most consistent eaglets this season.
if Norman Black stays as the Eagles head coach when Aaron is done in high school, feel ko may sure spot sya sa seniors roster. is he a good player? I remember him being one of the most heralded grade school players back when Ateneo GS won the title in season 71.
60 FEU 3-2 DLSZ 5-0 63
81 ADMU 4-1 UE 0-5 59
67 UST 2-3 UPIS 0-5 61
63 NU 3-2 ADU 3-2 57