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ang luwag lang sa arena, sana pala nanood ako. next week nalang.
Filoil: SWU def. UST, 64-63.
live di ba pag sabado? pa share naman ng link thanks
^ yes, live ang Saturday games over Studio 23. unfortunately, wala yatang links for Internet streaming ng Filoil games.
women's game earlier: DLSU def. CEU, 63-52.
FilOil: SWU earns graceful exit with win over UST
May 4, 2013 4:24pm
It has been a rough-and-tumble campaign for the Southwestern University Cobras, but they earned themselves a graceful exit from the FilOil Flying V Hanes Preseason Cup after outlasting the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers 64-63, on Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
The Growling Tigers had 10.9 seconds to come up with a decent shot after SWU guard Monbert Arong committed a traveling infraction in the dying seconds of the fourth quarter. On the last possession, the Tigers swung the ball to Kevin Ferrer, who missed a game-winning three-pointer as time expired, handing the Cobras only their third win of the tournament.
The win gives the Cobras a final record of 3-5, and they will have to wait for an extremely fortunate turn of events to be able to enter the next round of the tournament. UST comes out on the bad end of .500, dipping to 1-2 after their first three games.
The stage was set for a nail-biter after a short jumper by SWU point guard Jacques Bautista evened the game at 57-all. Teng came off a UST timeout with a short turnaround jumper, which Cobras swingman Melvin Holper countered with a lay-up of his own. On the ensuing possession, Holper hit an open triple, giving the Cobras a 62-59 lead.
As UST missed the following offensive possession, Growling Tigers marquee player Aljon Mariano was slapped with an unsportsmanlike foul on SWU guard Monbert Arong, who sank one free throw. Holper lost the ball on the possession, and a triple by Kevin Ferrer inched the Tigers closer at 63-62.
The win erased an almost bitter ending for the Cobras, who lost Arong to an injury. Arong was carried off the game in a stretcher, unable to speak and pointing to his knee, which he seemingly sprained on a foray to the hoop.
The Cobrasí shooting gave them the W, as they made 23 of their 46 tries (50 percent), as compared to the Tigers, who had troubles finding a rhythm offensively, making only 21 out of their 66 attempts (32 percent).
Arong led the Cobras with 16 points, followed by Landry Sanjo, who scored 11 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Holper contributed 10 of his own.
The Growling Tigers started Paulo Pe, Robin Tan, Jeric Teng, Kim Lo and Karim Abdul, while Southwestern started Bernie Bregondo, Jacques Bautista, Landry Sanji, Mark Panerio, and Monbert Arong.
UST had some trouble generating offense, feeling the effects of Jeric Fortunaís absence, after the veteran point guard played out all his years of eligibility. The teamís starting guard Robin Tan flubbed two open corner triples and was blocked on a fast break possession before Coach Pido Jarencio decided to slot combo guard Clark Bautista into the point guard position.
A shot by SWU center Landry Sanjo put the Cobras in front momentarily, as a pair of triples coming from Bautista and an Aljon Mariano drive drove in a four-point wedge between the two teams, 13-9.
USTís zone defense worked perfectly on the Cobras, who failed to make anything from distance. Coach Yayoy Alcoseba subbed in guard Adam Mohammed before the dying minutes of the first quarter, a move that paid off as he drilled a triple to cut the lead to a point by the end of the first, 13-12.
Both teams kept breathing down each otherís necks, until Coach Jarencio told his boys to shift to a full court press, putting two pressure defenders on the ball-handlers. The tactic proved effective, as UST took the lead from there, going up by six points after a nifty hook by power forward Paulo Pe, 27-21.
Southwestern Uís offense turned dry in the second quarter, unable to convert anything from the field in the last five minutes. After reserve forward Melvin Holper missed a wide-open triple, coach Alcoseba flailed his arms in frustration. The Cobras though were able to pull within four after guard Monbert Arong drew a foul from UST reserve Edcor Marata, shortly before time expired, closing the gap to 27-23 before the half, with UST on top.
The Tigers had the rebounding edge by halftime, hauling down 25 rebounds to SWUís 15. Abdul and Mariano had six caroms apiece, and the duo also paced the team in scoring with 10 and six points respectively.
The UST offense was stagnant in the first half, making only 10 out of 30 shots (30 percent). The Tigers shot two out of 13 from deep (15% percent and failed to convert any second-chance points from 10 offensive rebounds.
Southwestern U kept abreast with a steadier 40 percent shooting clip from the field. The Cobras had 11 points off 10 UST turnovers, but though they were better at shooting the ball, the guest team had troubles converting from the foul line, making only five out of 12 attempts (42 percent).
Arong had eight points to lead his team at the intermission.
saan po makita ang team standing?
Filoil Men's Basketball earlier today: NU def. ADU in OT, 70-68.
Letran beat EAC, 78-71, in the other seniors game yesterday.
earlier today: Filoil men's: CSB def. UP, 74-49.
In other games yesterday, Perpetual routed JRU, 84-59 and FEU edged out Arellano, 81-79.
Puro chinese pala starters ng uste
si Karim Abdul lang egoy hehe
Filoil men's: DLSU def. LPU, 70-64.