PCCL: San Sebastian d. UP, 93-84

There Can Only Be One     MANDALUYONG CITY – San Sebastian College made short work of University of the Philippines-Diliman, 93-84, and move on to the championship game of the National Capital Region qualifiers for the 2018 Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) at the Jose Rizal University Gym Wednesday afternoon.  Waiting for the Stags are Colegio de San Lorenzo which secured its spot a day earlier.

Key baskets from Michael Calisaan and RK Ilagan in the final 1:18 secured the win for the Stags.  San Sebastian subdued PATTS College of Aeronautics the other day, 90-67, to set up the knockout date with the UP Maroons.

Calisaan was all over the court with 21 points and 12 rebounds.  Ilagan supported him with 14 points on four of nine shooting from three-point distance.

Paul Desiderio paced the Maroons with five triples for 23 points.  Juan Gomez de Liano, who sank eight triples in their win over PATTS two days ago, had only three this time for 18 points and six rebounds.

The Stags and Griffins will play for the eighth and final spot in the PCCL on Thursday at the same venue starting at 3:00 PM.  The winner will join early qualifiers San Beda College, Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Visayas, De La Salle University, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Naga College Foundation and Holy Trinity College of General Santos.

How They Scored:

SAN SEBASTIAN (93) – Calisaan 21, Ilagan 14, Capobres 13, David 12, Navarro 10, Baetiong 7, Calma 6, Are 4, Bulanadi 2, de la Cruz 2, Valdez 2, Cosari 0.

UP-DILIMAN (84) – Desiderio 23, Ju Gomez de Liano 18, Murrell 14, Dario 8, Ouattara 7, Ja Gomez de Liano 5, Manzo 5, Webb 4, Lim 0, Tungcab 0.

Period Scores: 25-17, 37-40, 68-60, 93-84.

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PCCL: San Lorenzo Advances

There Can Only Be One     MANDALUYONG CITY – Colegio de San Lorenzo claimed the first spot in the championship game of the National Capital Region qualifiers for the 2017 Philippine Collegiate Champions League by a hard-earned 87-80 win over Saint Clare College of Caloocan Tuesday at the Jose Rizal University Gym.  Soulemane Chabi Yo churned out another insane performance as the Griffins are now a win away from making the Elite Eight for the first time.

Chabi Yo upped his numbers to 36 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks.  Raymart Angelo Sablan and Jan Dominic Forment provided additional firepower with 16 markers each as the Griffins overturned their 54-60 deficit entering the fourth period.

In the first game, San Sebastian College arranged a knockout game for the other spot in the finals by clobbering PATTS College of Aeronautics, 90-67. The Stags will now take on University of the Philippines on Wednesday for the right to play the Griffins the next day.

Lorenzo Navarro topped San Sebastian with 17 points.  John Michael Calma was next with 16 while Michael Calisaan added 10.

How They Scored:

First Game

SAN SEBASTIAN (90) – Navarro 17, Calma 16, Calisaan 10, Capobres 9, Bulanadi 7, David 6, Are 6, Ilagan 5, Valdez 5, Baetiong 4, de la Cruz 3, Baytan 2, Cosari 0.

PATTS (67) – Torreno 15, Orada 11, Loyola 11, Diaz 11, Capinding 6, Mounib 5, Fandialan 2, Tumbagohon 2, Abueme 2, Reed 1, Bautista 1, Jacob 0, Gula 0, Mengoy 0, Borja 0.

Period Scores: 21-19, 49-34, 71-53, 90-67.

Second Game

SAN LORENZO (87) – Chabi Yo 36, Sablan 16, Formento 16, Astrero 5, Callano 5, Vargas 4, Alvarado 3, Rojas 2, Ancheta 0, Laman 0, Batozulele 0.

SAINT CLARE (80) – Jackson 16, Bitoon 15, Dionisio 12, Alcober 10, Hallare 7, Pare 7, Rubio 6, Rebugio 6, Boac 1, Catura 0.

Period Scores: 19-13, 28-40, 54-60, 87-80.

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NCRAA25: PSBA-QC d. Saint Francis, 74-73

#NCRAA25     MANILA – Oneal Amansec provided the winning alley-oop with a second to go and Philippine School of Business Administration-Quezon City snatched the win against Saint Francis of Assisi College, 74-73, in the featured game Tuesday at the 25th Sta. Lucia Land National Capital Region Athletic Association (NCRAA) at the Technological Institute of the Philippines Big Court.  The win allowed the Jaguars to assume solo Third Place in Group A at 2-1 while the Doves fell a game behind at 1-2.

Coming off the game’s final timeout, Amansec popped out of a series of picks and received a precise inbound pass from Michael Angelo Viloria for the winner. “That play was really designed for Amansec and I chose Viloria to make the inbound pass because I wanted a tall player with strong arms to do the job so luckily we made it,” said Coach Joseph Ocampo.

It was a tough loss for the Doves as Ramlee Lanoy picked up the loose ball after a scramble on the floor and went for a baseline drive to put them up for the last time at the two-second mark, 73-72, forcing Coach Ocampo to sue for time and draw up the winning play.  Saint Francis actually savoured a 39-22 lead in the first half but PSBA-QC went on an insane 22-0 run to close out the third period and lead entering the fourth, 62-55.

The Jaguars then looked to put away the Doves by building a 70-58 advantage.  However, the Doves had one more rally in them with Michael Cenita, Avi Arellano and Enzo Tolosa combining with Lanoy to restore the lead.

Amansec was the hands-down choice as Best Player with 27 points and nine rebounds highlighted by efficient nine of 15 shooting from the field and nine of 10 shooting from the free throw line.  Nicole Maulion backed him up with 14 points and Viloria adding 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Lanoy topped Saint Francis with 16 points.  Ryan Chu was next with 10 but was held scoreless in the fourth period.

How They Scored:

PSBA-QC (74) – Amansec 27, Maulion 14, Viloria 11, Agustin 10, Jaudines 6, Briones 3, Siongco 2, Evia 1, Nicolas 0.

SAINT FRANCIS (73) – Lanoy 16, Chu 10, Arellano 8, Tolosa 8, Ramos 6, Cenita 5, Larotin 4, Taguiam 4, Cenita 4, Manzanilla 2, Derama 2, Ceguerra 2, Cristobal 2, Ja. Guevarra 0.

Period Scores: 13-22, 31-43, 62-55, 74-73.

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NCRAA25: De Ocampo d. UL, 95-82

#NCRAA25     MANILA – De Ocampo Memorial College finally broke out of its two-game slump to outclass University of Luzon, 95-82, at the 25th Sta. Lucia Land National Capital Region Athletic Association (NCRAA) at the Technological Institute of the Philippines Big Court Tuesday afternoon.  Dahrrel Caranguian lifted the Cobras with a dizzying performance to put them back in contention for a playoff spot.

From a slim 28-27 count after the first period, Caranguian went to work and scattered 17 points in the second period to peg the halftime score at 59-40 and it was an all-De Ocampo show henceforth.  Caranguian’s torrid scoring pace took a breather in the third but it hardly mattered as his teammates combined to enjoy their biggest margin, 68-42.

Caranguian led all scorers with 29 points on 12 of 34 shooting from the field.  He was ably backed by Japhet Montojo who made seven of his 15 points in the final period to put the finishing touches on the crucial victory that raised their win-loss card to 1-2.

Mario Torio paced the Golden Tigers with 24 points and eight rebounds.  Reynald Ballesteros followed with 18 points as they absorbed their second straight loss after winning their season opener for a 1-2 record.

The Golden Tigers will take a break from their regular travels to Metro Manila and host the visiting New Era University Hunters next week.  The game is set for January 23 at the Dagupan Astrodome.

How They Scored:

DE OCAMPO (95) – Caranguian 29, Montojo 15, M. Atabay 9, Pascual 7, Macasling 7, Manalang 6, de la Cruz 6, Ramos 5, Canelas 4, Fabro 4, Gallardo 2, Lescano 1, Gutierrez 0, Artesano 0, R. Atabay 0.

LUZON (82) – Torio 24, Ballesteros 18, Caasi 10, Meneses 10, Sapigao 8, Campo 6, Canlas 5, Carpio 1, Ferrer 0, Gagua 0, Silvino 0, de Guzman 0.

Period Scores: 28-27, 59-40, 76-63, 95-82.

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NCRAA25: TIP d. AIMS, 73-40

#NCRAA25     MANILA – Technological Institute of the Philippines took defense to a new level by flattening Asian Institute of Maritime Studies, 73-40, at the 25th Sta. Lucia Land National Capital Region Athletic Association (NCRAA) Seniors Basketball games Tuesday at the TIP Big Court.  The 40 points of AIMS is the lowest score of any team thus far in the current tournament.

All the Engineers needed was a quick 12-0 run and even threatened to hold the Blue Sharks scoreless until the visitors finally broke the ice with a little over a minute left in the opening period.  That was all TIP needed as AIMS was never in the thick of the fight, allowing the Engineers to lead by as much as 36 points, 66-30.

Kyle Primo led TIP’s balanced attack with 13 points.  He was backed up by Bryan Santos with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Jayson Jimenez with 10 points.

The Engineers thus moved into a share of the Group A lead with Olivarez College at 3-0.  The Sea Lions beat New Era University in the previous game, 87-74.

The Blue Sharks remained winless in three starts with Kirby Alvendia showing the way with 13 points.  Mark Rosadia was next with nine.

How They Scored:

TIP-MANILA (73) – Primo 13, B. Santos 12, Jimenez 10, Sandagon 7, Ramos 6, Manalang 6, Matignas 5, Mendoza 4, I. Santos 4, Mallari 3, Lara 2, Palisoc 1.

AIMS (40) – Alvendia 13, Rosadia 9, Pacla 7, Unas 3, Nival 3, Gancayco 2, Lotoc 2, Moncada 1, Inid 0, Hernandez 0, Roblo 0, Gasgonia 0, Javiero 0, Monido 0, Balasabas 0, Calopez 0.

Period Scores: 17-4, 37-11, 50-27, 73-40.

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NCRAA25: Olivarez d. New Era, 87-74

#NCRAA25    MANILA – Olivarez College tabbed its third straight win in continuing action from Group A of the 25th Sta. Lucia Land National Capital Region Athletic Association (NCRAA) Tuesday at the Technological Institute of the Philippines Big Court.  The Sea Lions shot almost flawlessly and pounced on New Era University to prevail, 87-74.

Olivarez shot an incredible eight triples in the first half to lead, 55-29.  The lead ballooned to as much as 30 points in the third period, 67-37, before Jeff Comia and Jonathan Macaranas combined to trim the final deficit.

Vinny Begaso scored 11 of his 15 point in the first half and anchored the defense with six rebounds, three steals and two blocks for Best Player honors.  Joshua Almajeda followed with nine points and three assists.

Comia struggled early as Olivarez pulled away but eventually got his groove back to submit 23 points.  Macaranas was the only other Hunter in twin digits with 11 on a pair of triples.

How They Scored:

OLIVAREZ (87) – Begaso 15, Almajeda 9, Rabe 8, Solis 8, Sala 7, Geronimo 7, Bermudes 6, Saguiguit 6, Navarro 5, Campos 5, Prado 3, Andico 2, Sunga 2, Completo 2, Uduba 2.

NEW ERA (74) – Comia 23, Macaranas 11, Velchez 7, Bringas 7, de la Cruz 7, Reyes 6, Plema 5, Astoveza 4, Udjan 4, Magkalas 0, Castillo 0, Perez 0.

Period Scores: 25-12, 55-29, 71-50, 87-74.

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PCCL: UP-Diliman d. PATTS, 84-79

There Can Only Be One     MANDALUYONG CITY – University of the Philippines-Diliman survived a major scare before putting away upset-conscious PATTS College of Aeronautics, 84-79, at the National Capital Region qualifiers for the 2017 Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) at the Jose Rizal University Gym Monday. The Maroons leaned on the fourth period heroics of Diego Dario and brothers Juan Gomez de Liano and Javier Gomez de Liano for the early lead in Group B.

PATTS, the reigning Inter-Scholastic Athletic Association (ISAA) champions, gave UP problems in the third period as Norman Torreno sizzled for 11 points en route to a 65-63 lead entering the fourth period.  Scoreless through three periods, Dario finally found his mark and joined the Gomez de Liano brothers in seizing back control and leading by 10 markers, 79-69.

The Seahorses came fighting back to threaten, 75-79, but the rally was doused by a big hit by Paul Desiderio nearing the two-minute warning, 81-75.  Joshua Diaz gave it one more gasp as his triple but PATTS back within four at the 30-second mark but time was not on their side as June Manzo iced the game with a free throw, his only points of the game.

Juan topped the Maroons with 28 points on 10 of 16 shooting from the field spiked by eight triples.  Older brother Javier followed with 15 points and nine rebounds and Desiderio added 10 points.

Arvee Capinding paced the Seahorses with 16 points and seven rebounds.  Jestoni Loyola chipped in 15 points on four triples.

How They Scored:

UP-DILIMAN (84) – Ju Gomez de Liano 28, Ja Gomez de Liano 15, Desiderio 10, Murrell 9, Webb 9, Dario 7, Oattara 3, Lim 2, Manzo 1, Tungcab 0.

PATTS (79) – Capinding 16, Loyola 15, Torreno 13, Reed 11, Diaz 8, Orada 6, Mounib 5, Mengoy 3, Tumbagohon 2, Bautista 0, Fandialan 0, Borja 0.

Period Scores: 22-19, 48-37, 63-65, 84-79.

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