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Mapúa Institute of Technology [Thread II]: The Castle of the Cardinals



  • DreingineerDreingineer Member
    Ubos na ang cardinals bound na red robins :( hayyyyy.... sana di na pinapakawalan
  • darkswandarkswan Planner ✭✭
    Nanalo pa tayo sa UP sa FilOil. 1 point. Muhkang si Bonifacio lang ang big man. Biteng is back.
  • AnthonyServinioAnthonyServinio Member In Focus ✭✭✭✭

         SAN JUAN City – Mapua University created early shockwaves through the 12th FilOil Flying V Premier Cup by sending University of the Philippines crashing to its second straight loss, 79-78, on the second day of action Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre.  Veteran Exequiel Biteng shone all game long to give the Cardinals the much needed lift.  READ MORE
  • AnthonyServinioAnthonyServinio Member In Focus ✭✭✭✭

         SAN JUAN City – Mapua University held tough down the stretch to repel Emilio Aguinaldo College, 77-74, for its second win in as many games at the 12th FilOil Flying V Premier Cup Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre. Cedric Pelayo, Laurenz Paul Victoria and Noah Lugo hit the big shots as the Cardinals weathered the storm.  READ MORE
  • AnthonyServinioAnthonyServinio Member In Focus ✭✭✭✭

         SAN JUAN City – Mapua University pulled off another shocker by downing National University, 87-82, for their third straight win at the 12th FilOil Flying V Premier Cup at the FilOil Flying V Centre Wednesday.  The Cardinals thus moved into a share of the Group A leadership with idle Ateneo de Manila University at 3-0.  READ MORE
  • jv3jv3 Member ✭✭✭
    Mukang solid si Warren Bonifacio; 25 points, 12 rebounds and six assists against NU. Sana mag tuloy tuloy ang development ng batang ito. At wag sanang ma-pirata ng ibang school. =) 
  • jv3jv3 Member ✭✭✭

    Sana magkatotoo to.

    According to head coach Atoy Co, Allwell Oraeme had expressed interest to play again for Mapua

    Alwell Oraeme, without a doubt, dominated in his two years in the NCAA.

    Averaging 16.3 points, 20.3 rebounds, and 2.9 blocks in Season 91 and 15.8 markers, 19.8 boards, and 2.3 rejections in Season 92, Mapua University’s Nigerian powerhouse was the hands-down MVP in back-to-back years.

    Early last year, however, Oraeme had a falling out of sorts with Cardinals mentor Atoy Co.

    “Wala nang Oraeme (sa Mapua),” Co said last April 2017.

    Since then, the 6-foot-8 center’s whereabouts have been a mystery.

    Now, however, it looks like somebody finally has an answer to the question, “Where is Allwell Oraeme?”

    And, ironically, it’s coach Atoy himself who has the answer. “I heard he’s in Florida now,” he told reporters in their visit to their campus in Intramuros on Thursday.

    According to the always amiable mentor, Oraeme had been sending out feelers that he is hoping to return. As he put it, “Meron siyang mga pasabi, hindi sa akin, pero nakakarating sa akin, na may kinakausap siyang tao rito na gusto niyang bumalik.”

    For Co, that would be a welcome development for a Mapua side hoping for a return to relevance in the looming NCAA Season 94. “Kung gusto niyang bumalik, wala namang problema. Alam ko namang kailangan ko siya sa team,” he remarked.

    However, another misunderstanding has emerged in the relationship of coach Atoy and Allwell. “Gusto niya na bayaran namin yung airfare. Sa akin, wala namang problema yun kasi magkano lang ba airfare,” the former shared.

    He then continued, “Kaya nga lang, kung willing ka talagang bumalik, bumili ka ng sarili mong airfare para ipakita mo na in good (faith) na willing kang bumalik.”

    In the end, Co said that Oraeme has yet again proven that he does not value their relationship. “Ang gulo niyang kausap. Una sa lahat, hindi makatotohanan yung sinabi niya sa amin. Sabi niya, magpapahinga raw, pero yun pala, may balak siyang iba,” he said.

    Finally, the Cardinals mentor revealed the real reason for the departure of the two-time NCAA MVP. “In January (2017), he begged off, nakikiusap kung pwede siya mag-rest to heal yung injury sa legs niya. I said we’ll see and kung talagang ‘di ka makaka-recover, I will let you rest,” he said.

    He then continued, “Pero hindi pala yun ang katotohanan. Meron siyang girlfriend na nabuntis niya. Tamang-tama, yung girlfriend, American citizen na nagwo-work sa US Embassy and that’s why he was able to get a US visa.”

    If Mapua head coach Atoy Co is to be believed, Allwell Oraeme is in Florida.

    Until Allwell Oraeme himself comes out of hiding, though, nobody could be certain about that.

    What’s sure is that Mapua looks like the last of places the Nigerian powerhouse would be in – if ever he surfaces in the Philippines.

    Source: ABS CBN Sports

  • AnthonyServinioAnthonyServinio Member In Focus ✭✭✭✭

         SAN JUAN City – Mapua University capitalized on a major meltdown by San Beda University-Rizal in the last 90 seconds to take home the Juniors Division championship of the 12th FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup at the FilOil Flying V Centre Saturday. Final score was 78-72 as the Red Robins finished the tournament undefeated in four games for back to back crowns.  READ MORE
  • AnthonyServinioAnthonyServinio Member In Focus ✭✭✭✭

         MANDALUYONG CITY – Mapua University spoiled the party of host Jose Rizal University, 72-60, at the start of the “NCAA On Tour” at the JRU Gym Thursday afternoon.  A strong first period was all the Cardinals needed as they reserved enough spunk down the stretch to hold off the Heavy Bombers’ repeated rallies.  READ MORE
  • darkswandarkswan Planner ✭✭
    Puro guards nanaman ang nasa roster ng Mapwa. Muhkang matagal-tagal pa bago magkaroon ng pang F4 na lineup.
  • AnthonyServinioAnthonyServinio Member In Focus ✭✭✭✭

         SAN JUAN City – Mapua University banked on a good start to tally the easy victory over Arellano University, 91-83, at the 94th National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) games Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre.  Starters Christian Bunag, Erick Jabel and Noah Lugo jumped the gun and the Cardinals led from the opening tip.  READ MORE
  • st_ang3rst_ang3r Member ✭✭
    Atoy Co just resigned, Randy Alcantara to take over...
  • jv3jv3 Member ✭✭✭
    Thank you Coach Atoy! Sayang lang at iniwan ka ni Allwell, nasira ang program mo.
  • AnthonyServinioAnthonyServinio Member In Focus ✭✭✭✭

         Mapua University is back on top of the Juniors Division after they annexed the 94th National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship over defending champion La Salle Green Hills, 77-74, Thursday afternoon at the Mall of Asia Arena.  The Red Robins ended the best of three series, 2-1, for the 22nd title in school history.  READ MORE
  • drei221drei221 Headbang ✭✭✭
    First time to post here. Our last crown was 1991 pa, i wasn't even in MIT then. 27 years and counting na.
    While watching Battle of Katipunan, naisip ko sana soon naman Battle of Intramuros vs LPU or Letran. Libre naman mangarap eh. Incidentally if ever Randy will coach the Cardinals, siya ang mga inabutan ko nuon na players natin with Victolero, Reuben dela Rosa, Reynold So, Patrick Benedicto, Jay Mendoza and towards the latter parts si Omanzie Rodriguez.
  • chain_saw8chain_saw8 Member ✭✭
    Clint Escamis (Mythical 5 member) and Paulo Hernandez (Finals MVP) will stay with Mapua for College.

    (go to 8.55 of the video)

  • jv3jv3 Member ✭✭✭
    Clint Escamis (Mythical 5 member) and Paulo Hernandez (Finals MVP) will stay with Mapua for College.

    (go to 8.55 of the video)

    Good news yan Sir, sana wag magbago ng isip ang mga bata. At sana maka recruit den tayo ng big man. Baka maging security guard agency na naman tayo nito. Good luck Coach Randy!
  • chain_saw8chain_saw8 Member ✭✭
    Jonnel Policarpio 6’4” (6’9” wingspan) commits to Mapua for college ball!
    - 2018 NCAA Defensive Player and Rookie of the Year


  • chain_saw8chain_saw8 Member ✭✭

    NCAA: 'New and improved' Clint Escamis continues career in Mapua Srs.

    Clint Escamis is nothing but confident he will bounce back from an ACL injury in the biggest way possible

    Clint Escamis was having for himself a breakout season in last year’s NCAA 94 Juniors.

    Late in the second round of the tournament, however, he incurred what appeared to be a left knee injury.

    He then missed the Red Robins’ remaining games in the elimination round before returning to action in the Final Four.

    It was clear, though, that Escamis wasn’t himself, looking like he had lost his burst even as his shooting stroke was still there.

    Now nearly two months after Mapua won the championship with him on the sidelines, what was initially diagnosed as a knee sprain actually turned out to be an ACL tear.

    The good news is that last week, the 5-foot-11 playmaker finally had surgery to repair the ACL tear.

    Now, he has already begun the process of recovery.

    And when Escamis finally takes to the court anew, he is only adamant he will be better than ever. “I promise to get back as soon as possible so I can do what I do best which is to play hard and help my team win,” he said.

    He then continued, “I will not take this second chance for granted and I will make sure I’m always healthy and in the proper mindset when I go out to play.”

    The 18-year-old has already used up his eligibility in the Juniors and, therefore, will be returning to the action in the collegiate level.

    For now, however, he is yet to decide where exactly he will be making his return in. “Wala pa po akong decision for college. Focus po muna sa recovery,” he said.

    What is certain, though, is that he vows to give his all wherever he ends up. As he put it, “After this injury, makikita po ninyo ang new and improved Clint Escamis. Clint Escamis 2.0 po talaga.”

    According to sources, in the mix for the commitment of Escamis is former mentor Randy Alcantara who is now head coach of the Cardinals. University of the East is also said to have great interest in him.

  • chain_saw8chain_saw8 Member ✭✭

    Dan Arches gives head coach Randy Alcantara another trusted mind and steady hand for his first year in Mapua Srs.

    Randy Alcantara will still have one of his most trusted players in his first season as head coach of Mapua University.

    Coach Randy is bringing along heady guard Dan Arches to play for the Cardinals. “Nag-usap po kami ni coach and sabi ko po sa kanyang stay na ako rito,” the latter said.

    Arches is a tall, but thin guard who was a key cog in the Red Robins’ championship last season.

    The 6-foot-1 scorer normed 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 1.3 steals throughout the tournament, but did damage when it mattered most – in the playoffs where he made sure his team didn’t skip a beat even as main man Clint Escamis got injured.

    As Mapua found itself in close contests, Coach Randy went to Arches who, time and again, did nothing but deliver, earning for himself the nickname “Dagger Dan” in the process.

    Now, the new mentor of the Cardinals will be leaning on one of his most trusted players to be a huge help as they commence a grand rebuild in Intramuros.

    In the 19-year-old Arches, coach Randy will have a heady guard who is not afraid to take and make shots and will bolster a promising backcourt that already includes Escamis, Eric Jabel, Noah Lugo, and Laurenz Victoria.

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