ISAA September 18 Recap

ISAA Unstoppable @ 9     MANILA – Blowouts marked the third day of the Ninth Inter-Scholastic Athletic Association (ISAA) basketball games at La Consolacion College Monday morning (September 17).  The upper tier teams stamped their class and continued to pull away from the lower half of the field.

Saint Dominic College of Asia became the first team to break the century mark this season by outscoring FEATI University in the featured contest, 101-52.  The Pikemen jumped the gun and took the first period, 37-14, then held the Seahawks to only nine markers in the second period to settle the outcome early.

Kristopher Paculan led the Pikemen’s attack with 20 points.  He was supported by Grant Regala and Norvien Monzon with 17 and 10 points respectively for their second win in three games while keeping FEATI winless at 0-2.

Earlier in the day, defending champion and season host PATTS College of Aeronautics maintained its grip on the top spot with a 66-48 thrashing of Manila Tytana Colleges.  The Seahorses are alone at the top of the heap at 3-0 while the Titans dropped to the cellar at 0-3.

Jayson Orada paced PATTS with 13 points.  Jestoni Loyola and Norman Torreno were next with nine markers each in a balanced attack.

In the ensuing contest, La Consolacion College kept in pace with PATTS by brushing off Philippine Women’s University, 60-45.  The Blue Royals moved up to 2-1 while the Patriots levelled their record at 1-1.

Renz Rivota was the high man of La Consolacion with 15.  Also hitting twin figures were Jessie Bardaje with 11 and Cris Dominic Yap with 10.

The ISAA resumes on Wednesday (September 20) with another triple header at La Consolacion starting at 10:00 AM.

How They Scored:

First Game

PATTS (66) – Orada 13, Loyola 9, Torreno 9, Bautista 7, Diaz 7, Capinding 6, Mounib 5, Reed 3, Jacob 3, Fandalian 2, Abueme 2, Tumbagohon 0, Gula 0, Mengoy 0.

MANILA TYTANA (48) – Viray 12, Llauderes 10, Villaflor 9, Mi Regonil 7, Ma Regonil 4, Gutierrez 2, Umengan 2, Bobadilla 2, Granado 0, Zamudio 0, Villasis 0.

Period Scores: 16-9, 27-19, 46-35, 66-48.

Second Game

LA CONSOLACION (60) – Rivota 15, Bardaje 11, Yap 10, Grealy 7, Carino 6, Talag 4, Versoza 3, Topinio 2, de Lazo 2, Domagtay 0, Magwale 0, Martin 0.

PHILIPPINE WOMEN’S (45) – Salting 11, Andaya 8, Domingo 7, Carbonell 6, Navarro 6, Tubig 3, Oebanda 2, Bilolo 2, Tiongson 0, Fajardo 0, de los Santos 0.

Period Scores: 12-7, 36-22, 49-35, 60-45.

Third Game

SAINT DOMINIC (101) – Paculan 20, Regala 17, Monzon 10, Yap 8, Oraliza 8, Casem 7, Cruz 6, Hilario 5, Domingo 5, Dolor 5, Lagman 4, Mocorro 2, de Leon 2, Elazegui 2.

FEATI (52) – Tumanono 11, Pacleb 11, del Rosario 9, Viado 7, Cabal 4, Manongson 4, Ariola 2, Katimbang 2, de los Santos 2, Caingcoy 0, Ocmen 0, Bernardino 0.

Period Scores: 37-14, 62-23, 86-42, 101-52.

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UCBL: San Lorenzo d. Batangas, 89-62

Our Time To Shine     PARANAQUE CITY – Colegio de San Lorenzo reclaimed the solo leadership of the Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) after trouncing University of Batangas, 89-62, in continuing action from Olivarez College Monday afternoon (September 18).  It was total domination for the now 4-0 Griffins who allowed the Brahmans to take a 1-0 lead and it was their show from thereon.

Starting center Soulemane Chabi Yo put up another outstanding performance and Jun Gabriel came off the bench as they combined for 14 of San Lorenzo’s 22 first period points and outscoring the Brahmans who could only muster 12.  While the Twin Towers frolicked inside, the Griffins also got extra offensive firepower as Rustom Borja and Jan Dominic Formento began connecting from the outside to slowly send the outcome beyond doubt.

With his side well in control, Chabi Yo played only 19 minutes but ended up with 23 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and three blocks.  Gabriel was not far behind with 15 points, six rebounds and two blocks.

The still winless Brahmans were paced by Raoul Yemeli with 11 points but early foul trouble forced him to sit on the bench for extended minutes.  John Jerrick Caspe followed with 10 points and six rebounds.

In the earlier game, defending champion Centro Escolar University scored their third straight win by beating Technological Institute of the Philippines, 72-52, to temporarily match the Griffins’ then 3-0 record.  The league’s two remaining undefeated squads are set to meet next Monday (September 25).

How They Scored:

SAN LORENZO (89) – Chabi Yo 23, Gabriel 15, Formento 11, Borja 7, Vargas 6, Sablan 4, Ancheta 4, Gojar 4, Baldevia 4, Calizo 3, Alvarado 3, Laman 2, Callano 2, Rojas 1.

BATANGAS (62) – Yemeli 11, Caspe 10, Gotam 9, Alade 9, Espiritu 7, Castro 5, Clarion 4, Tabol 3, Villegas 2, Cervantes 2, Gabriel 0, Arcilla 0.

Period Scores: 22-12, 43-27, 72-47, 89-62.

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UCBL: CEU d. TIP, 72-52

Our Time To Shine     PARANAQUE CITY – Centro Escolar University grabbed a share of the leadership of the Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) after pulling down Technological Institute of the Philippines, 72-52, in continuing action at Olivarez College Monday (September 18).  The defending champion Scorpions now tote a 3-0 win-loss card to tie idle Colegio de San Lorenzo at the top of the eight-team table.

Judel Ric Fuentes put up another impressive shooting display by draining four triples in the second period alone to break the game wide open by halftime, 45-31.  Not even a seven-minute scoring drought to begin the third period could affect CEU’s chances as the Engineers failed to make a major dent in the growing lead.

CEU thus closed out the third period with an 11-2 run over the final three minutes that took the fight out of TIP, 56-39.  By the fourth, the Scorpions managed to lead by as much as 24 markers, 68-44.

Fuentes finished with a total of 17 points on five of 10 shooting from the three-point line.  He was followed by Christian Uri with 11 and Rodrigue Ebondo with 10.

Jorey Napoles was the lone bright spot for the Engineers with 16 points, 10 rebounds and two steals.  Christian Daguro and Miguel Quiambao were next with only seven points each as they fell to 1-2.

How They Scored:

CENTRO ESCOLAR (72) – Fuentes 17, Uri 11, Ebondo 10, Arim 8, Manlangit 6, Guinitaran 6, Galinato 4, Intic 3, Umeanozie 3, Wamar 2, Cruz 2, Caballero 0, Demigaya 0, Baconcon 0.

TIP-MANILA (52) – Napoles 16, Daguro 7, Quiambao 7, Soriano 6, Mallari 5, Latu 5, Palisoc 3, Primo 2, Tan 1, Ramos 0, Lara 0.

Period Scores: 29-16, 45-31, 56-39, 72-52.

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UCBL: Olivarez d. Lyceum-Batangas, 95-77

Our Time To Shine     PARANAQUE CITY – Olivarez College clinched its first win in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) via a sound 95-77 thumping of expansion team Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas Saturday afternoon in the familiar settings of their home gym.  In control since the first period, the Sea Lions though allowed a mild comeback by the Pirates but woke up in time to preserve the win.

Lyceum jumped to a 14-7 lead early on and that was the best that they could do.  From there, Olivarez turned to substitutes Pruvil Bermudes, Paulo Castro and Lordy Geronimo to shake up the game and grab the first period, 30-18.

The Sea Lions’ lead ballooned to as much as 30 markers in the third period, 65-35, but the Pirates patiently clawed back into contention behind Bryan Buen and Leo Fernandez.  Suddenly, the once imposing lead was cut to only 10 points early in the fourth period, 67-77.

Bermudes and Castro continued from where they left off in the first period and prevented a major meltdown with crucial baskets.  The defense also worked well by preventing the Pirates from converting a field goal during a key six-minute stretch.

Breaking out from his slump the past two games, Bermudes led the Sea Lions with 16 points and four assists to raise their win-loss record to 1-2.  Starter Archie Sunga also had 16 points, 11 coming in their crippling second period breakaway while Castro chipped in 13.

Buen was the top man for the Pirates with 26 points, 13 coming in their third period rally.  He was followed by Fernandez with eight of his 15 also coming in the third as they remained winless in three starts.

How They Scored:

OLIVAREZ (95) – Bermudes 16, Sunga 16, Castro 13, Solis 10, Saguiguit 9, Geronimo 9, Uduba 6, Almajeda 5, Elie 5, Lalata 4, Maganga 2, Navarro 0, Begaso 0, Prado 0.

LYCEUM-BATANGAS (77) – Buen 26, Fernandez 15, Lapasaran 11, Axalan 8, Villanueva 8, Saliente 7, Olarte 2, Solitario 0, Villaluna 0.

Period Scores: 30-18, 58-35, 75-62, 95-77.

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UCBL: San Lorenzo d. Diliman, 66-47

Our Time To Shine     PARANAQUE CITY – The anticipated marquee matchup between two undefeated squad fizzled out as Colegio de San Lorenzo had an easy time in disposing of Diliman College, 66-47, at the Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) at Olivarez College Saturday morning (September 17).  The Griffins’ unforgiving defense led to easy baskets as they contained Diliman’s regular contributors.

The shorter but more athletic Soulemane Chabi Yo stood at the forefront of the Griffins’ attack as he outplayed Diliman’s Adama Diakhite highlighted by two blocks on the 6’9” mastodon.  Chabi Yo scored 12 points in the second period alone as they broke away for good by halftime, 35-22.

Chabi Yo finished with a total of 24 points and 15 rebounds in another dominating performance.  John Edcel Rojas stepped up with 14 points and five rebounds plus the tough task of defending against Diakhite.

Despite being ganged up upon, Diakhite still had solid numbers of 18 points and 11 rebounds but the drop in production from his teammates greatly affected their chances.  Robbi Darang and Aldrin Ligon were next with only seven markers each.

How They Scored:

SAN LORENZO (66) – Chabi Yo 24, Rojas 14, Formento 9, Sablan 5, Gabriel 5, Callano 4, Laman 3, Alvarado 2, Ancheta 0, Borja 0, Vargas 0, Baldevia 0.

DILIMAN (47) – Diakhite 18, Darang 7, Ligon 7, Bauzon 5, Brutas 5, Buenaobra 3, Chavenia 2, Tay 0, Handag 0, Sombero 0, Mondala 0, Mbiya 0.

Period Scores: 17-13, 35-22, 50-37, 66-47.

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ISAA September 15 Recap

ISAA Unstoppable @ 9     MANILA – Defending champion Manila Tytana Colleges notched their second straight win to zoom to the top of the Ninth Inter-Scholastic Athletic Association (ISAA) Juniors Division by blasting Saint Dominic College of Asia, 74-57, in a battle of opening day winners Friday morning (September 15) at La Consolacion College.  In the first game, LCCM buried Manila Adventist College, 62-33.

Mark Jayson Morada and Nick Justin Ramirez co-presided over the rout with 10 points each.  Four other Junior Titans chipped in seven points or more to underscore the balanced attack of Coach Ronjay Enrile.

Meanwhile, the MAC Angels were held to only five and two markers in the first two periods and that was the cue for the Junior Royals to pull away beyond reach.  LCCM evened their win-loss card at 1-1 while the Angels remained winless in two starts.

Juluis Lorenzo was the top man for the Junior Royals with 16 points.  He was supported by Andrew Miguel Santos with 12 points.

ISAA action will resume with a Seniors Division tripleheader on Monday (September 18) still at LCCM starting at 10:00 AM with defending champion PATTS College of Aeronautics battling MTC.  This will be followed by the meeting between LCCM at Philippine Women’s University at 11:30 AM and concluded with Saint Dominic tangling with FEATI University at 1:00 PM.

How They Scored:

First Game

LA CONSOLACION (62) – J. Lorenzo 16, Santos 12, Buenavista 8, Sequitin 8, Peralta 7, Talaban 4, R. Lorenzo 3, Prado 2, Villacrucis 2, Solmerano 0, Deala 0, Misalucha 0.

MANILA ADVENTIST (33) – Antonio 19, Balo 6, Rodelas 5, Cudiamat 2, Casinillo 1, Obera 0, Labisto 0, Hipolito 0.

Period Scores: 15-5, 19-7, 45-19, 62-33.

Second Game

MANILA TYTANA (74) – Morada 10, Ramirez 10, Omana 9, Fuyo 8, Viray 8, Bandalan 7, Aquino 5, de la Cruz 5, Mendoza 4, Oribello 3, Yambao 2, Bagatan 2, Escabarte 1, Tambis 0, Pinuela 0.

SAINT DOMINIC (57) – Campo 13, Zurita 11, Reyes 9, Bonavente 6, Secillano 4, Bacol 3, Daisog 3, Lira 1, Clemente 0, Bundalian 0, Constantino 0.

Period Scores: 18-15, 37-24, 62-39, 74-57.

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NCAA: San Beda d. San Sebastian, 76-65

NCAA Season 93     SAN JUAN City – San Beda College streaked to its 10th straight victory by mastering season host San Sebastian College, 76-65, in continuing action from the 93rd National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the FilOIl Flying V Centre Friday (September 15).  Big plays by Javee Mocon and Davon Potts preserved the win for the now 11-1 Red Lions who also managed to keep within striking distance of undefeated league leader Lyceum of the Philippines University (12-0).

Mocon and Potts got the ball rolling in the first half as they held on to the lead despite a late San Sebastian comeback, 42-36.  A 9-2 run at the start of the fourth gave the Red Lions enough cushion, 67-55, and five minutes to play.

Not even a steal and breakaway dunk by Allyn Bulanadi could fire up the Stags.  Potts and Mocon continued to deliver key baskets with Mocon hitting an unmolested dagger triple at the 1:03 mark to seal the deal, 76-64.

Mocon notched another double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds with 10 of those points coming in the first half.  Potts followed with 16 points and three rebounds.

Michael Calisaan finished with 23 points but was limited to a lone field in the fourth period.  Bulanadi was next with 12 markers.

In Juniors Division action, the Red Cubs avoided a fourth straight loss by squeaking past the Staglets in overtime, 85-78.  Evan Nelle hit the big baskets in the extra period while Joshua Tagala sank the insurance triple followed by a steal to settle the final score.

Prince Etrata and Nelle paced the Red Cubs with 14 points each while Tagala ended up with 13.  The Staglest were led by Kenneth Neil Villapando with 15 points and 10 rebounds and Alex Desoyo with 14 including a running shot with six ticks left in regulation to force the overtime, 72-72.

How They Scored:

Seniors Division

SAN BEDA (76) – Mocon 17, Potts 16, Bolick 11, Tankoua 8, Presbitero 8, Cabanag 6, Doliguez 5, Soberano 3, Adamos 2, Abuda 0, Oftana 0, Bahio 0, Tongco 0.

SAN SEBASTIAN (65) – Calisaan 23, Bulanadi 12, Gayosa 10, David 5, Ilagan 5, Baetiong 4, Calma 2, Navarro 2, Capobres 2, Costelo 0, Mercado 0, Are 0, Valdez 0.

Period Scores: 26-15, 42-36, 58-53, 76-65.

Juniors Division

SAN BEDA-RIZAL (85) – Etrata 14, Nelle 14, Tagala 13, Nelle 11, Abuhijleh 7, Alfaro 6, Garcia 5, Mahinay 4, Obenza 4, Lagumen 3, Velasquez 2, Nayve 2, Oliva 0.

SAN SEBASTIAN (78) – Villapando 15, Desoyo 14, Calahat 10, Cuntapay 10, Pelias 9, Sumoda 9, Are 4, Pasamante 3, Aguilar 2, Magbanua 2, Umayao 0, Rodriguez 0.

Period Scores: 7-19, 22-29, 50-48, 72-72, (reg.), 85-78 (OT).

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