JOSEPH SHAN and Leigh Dixon scored 14 points each to lead Insular Square to a 109-49 rout over Colours in Division A of the Avenir Shaabaa Cup Basketball Tournament last Sunday in the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles Arena in Canduman.
Insular Square opened the match with a 31-9 blast in the opening quarter then capped the match with a 35-13 run to log its fifth win in seven games.
MANILA—After two hard-fought games, the Philippine national team takes a rest Tuesday before plunging into action against Puerto Rico at 7:30 p.m. (PHL time) on Wednesday in Group B stage of the 2014 FIBA World Cup at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo in Seville, Spain.
The Filipino squad led by naturalized player Andray Blatche and skipper Jimmy Alapag fought bravely against Croatia but fell short, 81-78, during the opening day. It was followed by another setback to the much taller Greece, 82-70, Monday morning.
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THERE’s a lot about the structure of our national basketball team’s roster that does not seemingly add up--guys that are too old to be there, positions that are unevenly filled, a height average that could have been taller and an import who doesn’t really fit the system.
WE almost beat Croatia because of Andray Blatche.
If not for several bum calls, plus bad breaks down the stretch, we might have made mission impossible possible.
GENESIS Servania, 23, is out to prove that he deserves a world title shot with an impressive win over former world title challenger Jose Cabrera.
“This is a very important fight for him and the entire team because he is No. 2 in the world and as what sir Mike (Michael Aldeguer) and sir ALA (Antonio L. Aldeguer) said, maybe he can fight for the world (title) next year. That’s why we are training really hard (for this),” ALA Gym head coach Edito Villamor told Sun.Star Cebu.
THE Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC) Greywolves scored a huge upset over Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC), 50-49, in Division 1 of the Under-12 age group of the Cebu Youth Basketball League (CYBL) Alaska Basketball D-League 2014 at the SHS-AdC Gen. Maxilom Campus.
However, that was the only win of DBTC for that day as their other teams suffered losses.
MANILA — After a gallant stand against Croatia, the Philippine national team faces European powerhouse Greece Sunday night in the Group B stage of the 2014 Fiba World Cup at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo in Seville, Spain.
The game is at 8 p.m. in Spain (2 a.m., Manila time).
THE streaking University of San Carlos Warriors are putting their six-game winning run on the line against the University of the Visayas Green Lancers in the resumption of the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) College Basketball Tournament at 6:45 tonight in the Cebu Coliseum.
In the opening game, the UV Baby Lancers (5-1) will shoot for the solo second place in the high school division against the USC Baby Warriors (4-1) at 5:15 pm.
THE University of Cebu (UC) Webmasters proved they are the force to reckon with when it comes to table tennis of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi).
This after winning for the 14 straight time the secondary and collegiate titles of Cesafi table tennis yesterday at the UC campus.
EMILIO Mangubat Jr. bagged two titles in the conclusion of the 3-day Visayas Leg of the 1st Sun Cellular-Ming Ramos National Juniors Badminton Tournament in the Racquet Zone Badminton Center in Apas yesterday.
JUST after that third-quarter stretch against Croatia, I took a break from watching TV and went on a quick stroll along the street our office is located.
And what did I notice? All the TV sets in our neighborhood were tuned in to the Gilas game. PBA games and even the finals don’t attract such following as some would be watching their favorite shows.
SUBSTITUTE John Dexter Espiritu rose to the occasion and struck in the nick of time to save the day of University of San Carlos (USC), 1-0, over the Don Bosco College in the opening day of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) football tournament yesterday at the Cebu City Sports Center football pitch.
THE Accenture Sharks showed they are a title contender after completing a scorching fourth quarter run for a 59-51 come-from-behind win over the Lexmark Stallions in Division 1 of the 2014 CSCC E-Leagues Season 10 at the City Sports Club-Cebu gym last Saturday.
Trailing 45-37 entering the final period, the Sharks outscored Lexmark, 22-6, in the final period for the win. The comeback started with a 15-0 run late in the third.
THE Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) shocked a more experienced University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) in a three-set thriller, 25-20, 20-25, 27-25, in the secondary girls volleyball tournament of the Cebu Schools Athletics Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) yesterday at the Aznar Coliseum.
JOHN Philip Dueñas finally pulled away from Kenyan Abraham Missos in the final 200 meters of the 21K race of the Surigao City Marathon, sprinting near the finish line to nab the title yesterday in Surigao del Norte.
The 27-year-old Cebuano was trailing Missos until the halfway mark of the race. Dueñas was able to close the gap only in the turning point at 10.5K. Both runners were pacing each other together until the final 3K.
MANILA - The Philippines marked its return to the world stage with a valiant, 81-78, overtime loss to Croatia in Group B of the Fiba World Cup in Spain.
Croatia, ranked No. 16 in the world to the Philippines’ No. 34, needed a five-minute extension before escaping with the overtime victory at the 7,127-seater Palacio Municipal de Deposrtes in Seville, Spain that had a dominantly pro-Filipino crowd.
LANDRY Sanjo muscled his way through the defense to lift the Southwestern University over the Cebu Institute of Technology-University Wildcats, 75-67, in the 2014 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) Basketball tournament at the Cebu Coliseum last Friday.
Sanjo scored 11, including the last nine points for the Cobras, during the crucial stretch in the fourth period. Earlier, Earl Undaloc woke up the fighting spirit of his teammates as he scored five straight points, including a triple that started the uprising of CIT-U.
IN-HOUSE club members of Racquet Zone Badminton Courts marched to the final round after winning their matches in the 1st Sun Cellular-Ming Ramos National Juniors Badminton Tournament yesterday.
Lyrden Laborte and Neil John Navarette will battle for the Boys Singles Under 13 title after beating their respective opponents from the first round until the quarterfinal round yesterday.
SILANG, Cavite – Tony Lascuna blew his two-shot lead early but hit two clutch birdies then pounced on Angelo Que’s shaky finish to snatch a three-stroke victory with a closing 66 for his first Aboitiz Invitational crown at Riviera’s Couples course here yesterday.
THE reigning Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. girls volleyball champions Southwestern University (SWU) has been on a losing slump, losing two huge events this year. It now hopes to turn the tables around in the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) as they try to defend their title.
Today, it takes on the Cebu Eastern College (CEC) in the 8:30 a.m. opener at the Aznar Coliseum.
CEBU could get another batch of C licensed coaches with the Cebu Football Association (CFA) hosting another Asian Football Confederation (AFC) C License Coaching Course.
A total of 20 Cebu-based coaches, while a single coach from Leyte FC participated in the ongoing AFC C License Coaching Course, which will be from Aug. 25 to Sept. 6.
CEBUANO Vaughn Donayre lost in his ONE FC debut by submission in the first round to unbeaten prospect Mohamad Walid in the undercard of the “Reign of Champions” last Friday night in the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, UAE.
Donayre, one of the best lightweights in the country, got caught with an armbar by Walid and tapped out in the 1:05 mark of the opening round.
CEBU’s Arthur Craig Pantino is preparing for the Sarawak 10th Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) Asian 14U Series on Sept. 29 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Pantino, 13, of the University of San Carlos-Basic Education Department (USC-BED), recently won the Boys’ 16-under and 18-under title in the 19th Gullas Cu.
Steve Ferraren is the new president of the Cebu Executive Runners Club (CERC). He succeeds Roy Trani, who held the top position for three years.
In the Induction Ceremony last Monday night at Lantaw Native Restaurant at the SRP, a fellow CERC member -- Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgar Labella -- was the official who inducted President Steve and his new set of officers.
PROMOTER Bob Arum is apparently now singing a different tune when it comes to a potentially lucrative Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout, claiming that it can happen next year.
Why the sudden change of heart?
THERE is great joy in victory as there is great pride in defeat as well. Thus, when we started play in the Fiba World Cup on Saturday (Aug. 30), our politically correct attitude in approaching our stint in Spain should have been that we are in Seville not to win but to be proud.
I am not trying to be cute. I am just being realistic. You should, too.
MORE than 1,000 spectators and participants showed up for the initial staging of the Bakbakan sa Sugbu - Martial Arts Festival at the Sports Institute in Sawang Calero yesterday.
The five events spectacle also drew the interest of the young and aspiring residents who signed up to join weekly free clinic which will start on next Saturday.
RICK Abalayan clocked 11 minutes and 28 seconds to top the 3K men’s division of the Rosarians’ Run yesterday in Pardo. Paul Neil Maaghop checked in at second place in 15:58, while Fransol Pasatiempo came in third.
In the women’s 3K, Dr. Grace Araw Araw (19:36) won over Baby Denie Montesa Caballero (19:42) and Yoya Sandra Orate (19:53). Organizers found the run a huge success with 600 runners joining the event.
ABELLANA National High School (ANS) team A pummeled the Pajo National High School (PNS), 7-1, to inked its first win in the softball girls high school category yesterday during the opening day of the grassroots division of the 2014 Mayor's Softball Cup: Invitation Tournament at the Labangon Elementary School.
ANS had teams A and B in the tournament and are both competing in the same category.
THE usual picking order in the men's division--Kenyan first and the others fighting for the remaining podium spots-- was changed at least for one day in one division.
Local runner Robert Daang pulled off a remarkable win over a Kenyan in the 10K men's, while Cherry Andrin topped the women's in the Run For Eruf yesterday in Mandaue City.