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Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals: NCAA 91 Starter Pack

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NCAA Season 90 Record: 4-14
Offense: 8th (69.1)
Defense: 7th (76.1)
Rebounding: 8th (39.2)
Assists: 7th (17.3)

Pomp and circumstance

NAMEPPGRPGAPGSPGBPG
Tayongtong, John14.063.814.631.190.06
Happi, Boube13.5612.561.111.330.89
Jamon, Jan12.634.691.560.230.19
Aguilar, Ariel6.922.542.380.540.08
Arquero, Jack6.563.691.380.250.38
King, Igee4.331.330.5000
Saludo, Edsel2.311.779,460.080

 

Preseason record (Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup – click score for game recap)

Elimination Round 1-7

USJ-RCSBUPHSDCSJL
L, 74-85W, 70-64L, 77-89L, 64-72
NUJRUAdUFEU
L, 54-72L, 58-73L, 73-84L, 64-69

 

NCAA Season 91 roster

Adoum abba, MbangBonleon II, MarioCorilla, DanDiego, EnjericoEstacio, John Edric
General, JozhuaHamadou, LaminouMallari, JeffersonMejos, ChristMorada, Jose
Munsayac, FrancisOnwubere, SydneyPascua, RaymondPascual, FaustineSerrano, Jerald

 

NCAA Season 91 first round schedule

2015/07/02 14:00SBC2015/07/07 14:00CSB2015/07/09 14:00LPU
2015/07/17 16:00AU2015/07/17 14:00JRU2015/07/24 12:00MIT
2015/07/31 12:00SSC-R2015/08/07 14:00CSJL2015/08/11 16:00UPHSD

 

Assessment
Emilio Aguinaldo had a terrible Season 90, and that’s me putting it lightly. It was goddamned terrible!

The Generals had problems putting points on the board and they compounded that by having the other squads have a walk in the park on the defensive side of the game. Cedric Noube-Happi is gone from the team (and on time) and brings with him his 13.6ppg and 12.6rpg on the way out, along with a very sad face.

The Generals have no firepower or a dominating inside presence to replace what Noube-Happi brings to the table. But there is quite some promise as Sidney Onuwebere looks to be ready to produce more (and again, I’m treading lightly) than the 8.8ppg and 9.2rpg he put up last year as he takes on a lead role. Francis Munsayac is back to help shore up the back court as John Tayongtong’s (14.6ppg, 3.8rpg and 4.6apg) departure leaves the team with big shoes to fill alongside that of Happi’s.

Munsayac also gave us the greatest quote of the summer! The story goes, last May 13, EAC put up a good fight against CSJL. Letran was able to break away late in the game but the score was still in reach. However, majority of the team gave up with the fiery Munsayac only driving hard and scoring points. After a layup with less than a minute to go in the game, the spitfire guard exhaustedly said, “ayaw niyo na ba? Kaya pa natin ‘to!” True story.

How to beat San Beda

EAC head coach Andy De Guzman

EAC head coach Andy De Guzman

“Our gameplan is to see what happens in their game against Mapua. ‘Dun kami magso-scout. Hopefully, mabigyan namin sila ng magandang game. Sabi nga nila bilog ang bola.”

Predicted finish: 10th (2-12)

NCAA Season 91 Teams (Click image to view team)
AU ChiefsCSJL Knights
PCCL-SBC-AU-1Rey Nambatac
CSB BlazersEAC Generals
Fons SaavedraSydney Onwubere
JRU Heavy BombersLPU Pirates
Paolo PontejosJoseph Gabayni
MIT CardinalsSBC Red Lions
Allwell OraemeArt dela Cruz
SSC-R StagsUPHSD Altas
Bradwyn GuintoBright Akhuetie 1
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Christian Standhardinger goes perfect from stripe in Hong Kong’s rout of Formosa

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After going a horrid 5-for-17 from the stripe during their first loss of the season last January 9, Christian Standhardinger made sure to make good on his free throws to power the Hong Kong Eastern Basketball Club to a dominant 99-79 rout of the Formosa Dreamers, Thursday evening in Southorn Stadium.

The 6-foot-8 Filipino-German, who tallied 37 points and 19 rebounds in the overtime loss to Saigon, went a perfect 9-for-9 from the foul line. He finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds.

The contest itself was not close, as the defending champions were able to impose their will on the bottom-ranked squad, leading by as much as 23 points, 93-70, after two free throws by Standhardinger with 2:58 remaining.

If Standhardinger was having a good day with his free throws, the entire Formosa squad could not say the same, going 13-of-27 from the line.

Tyler Lamb had 25 markers as well for Hong Kong, while Ryan Moss grabbed a triple-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists.

Lenny Daniel paced Formosa with 25 points and 11 rebounds. World Import Ronnie Aguilar had 14 points and 16 rebounds but went just 5-for-14 from the field.

With the win, Hong Kong goes to 8-1, while the Dreamers fell to 1-8.

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Chooks-to-Go President hopes 3×3 World Cup breaks Philippine Arena record

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Last October 27, 2017, Game Seven of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals between heated rivals Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and Meralco Bolts saw 54,083 people troop to the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. The attendance broke all records for both the venue and the PBA.

Come June this year, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and Chooks-to-Go are hoping that the upcoming 2018 FIBA 3×3 World Cup will surpass that record.

“We look at 3×3 as our best hope, really, to get a medal in the Olympics. Kami naman sa Chooks, we are behind SBP realizing that dream. Kanina pinag-uusapan na, if we’re going to break the record in attendance,” said Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. president Ronald Mascariñas on Thursday afternoon during a press conference held at BGC High Street in Taguig.

“I think the question there is not if we’re going to break, but how many more times. Because FIBA should see how passionate the Filipinos are about basketball. That’s a given,” one of the patrons of Gilas Pilipinas added.

Besides the event itself, the local government of Bulacan has pledged to make the week of the tournament filled with activities to celebrate the Philippines’ 120th year of Independence.

For their part, Chooks-to-Go vowed to help out the SBP in organizing the event and in building the team.

“We are throwing our support not to improve on our finish, but we want to help SBP organize, to win the championship — not just to improve our ranking,” Mascariñas shared.

And the experience he and his company gained after backing the Pilipinas 3×3 team during last year’s tournament will only help.

“In past tournaments, we’ve lost some games na maninipis lang talaga,” he recalled about the team composed of Kobe Paras, Kiefer Ravena, Jeron Teng, and JR Quinahan that competed in Nantes, France.

“This time around, with five months to go, we need to organize and put in the best t

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Ilocos United takes leave from PFL

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Another one bites the dust

After months of speculation, Ilocos United has formally announced their absence from the Philippines Football League for the 2018 season.

A statement signed by Ilocos Chief Executive Officer Tony Lazaro and posted on the club’s Facebook page broke the big news.

“Unfortunately, after months of negotiation, efforts to attract a new naming sponsor for the Team were unsuccessful,” the statement opened. “Consequently, it has become financially prohibitive to continue participation in the PFL.

“Primarily, the lack of broadcasting exposure in 2017 created an apprehension in the corporate community, cascading into a series of afflictions that has ultimately led to our withdrawal from the competition.”

Ilocos finished last during the inaugural season, tallying 1 win, 6 draws, and 21 losses with a -49 goal differential.

Still, Ilocos gave their thanks to those who supported the club during the inaugural PFL season.

“We are cautiously optimistic of a potential return to the PFL for the 2019 season, whereby secured broadcasting exposure will hopefully lead to higher confidence from potential sponsorship partners.”

While their PFL operations will fold for the time being, Ilocos will continue the grassroots programs they have started within the area. ¨In the meantime, the foundation of football development we helped to build in Ilocos will continue, including grassroots initiatives at local schools, women’s futsal, Special Olympics, and, of course, the IUFC Academy.¨

The latest development will be another big blow for the young league. Meralco Manila pulled out of the competition beforehand, and now Ilocos´ absence leaves only six teams in the competition.

Now more than ever, something needs to be done by the PFL or even the Philippine Football Federation to ensure the feasibility of the clubs and the league itself for years to come.

Football is a hard sport to build in the Philippines despite its resurgence since 2010. There are limited corporate boosters for the sport which is in dire need of a financial push to sustain its growth.

Ilocos´ leave and Meralco´s folding now forces local football´s stakeholders to take a step back and examine the next moves to build the sport.

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CJ Perez, Jaycee Marcelino in unison: D-League is a whole other level

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After falling just two games short of copping Lyceum’s first-ever NCAA crown, the Pirates went to the PBA D-League to gain experience. However, in their first foray in the second league, the Lyceans realized that it was a whole different beast.

Going up against the veteran-laden Marinerong Pilipino Skippers, the Zark’s Burgers-backed squad suffered a slow start as they adjusted to the tougher calls of the league. The Jawbreakers were down by as much as 17 points early in the third frame, 37-54.

“Yung physicality hindi naman ako masyadong nagulat pero sa mental toughness, yung pagod ka na, tapos may babanggga pa sa ‘yo, ang iniisip ko kailangan mas maging tough,” admitted reigning NCAA Most Valuable Player CJ Perez.

“Nangangapa kami nung una lahat kasi first game namin ito, pati dito sa court na ‘to first game din namin,” added Jaycee Marcelino.

It served as a wake-up call. Adjusting on the fly, Perez and Marcelino rallied the Jawbreakers back — even fashioning multiple attempts to take over the contest late in the game. However, they fell short, 92-94.

“Binalik lang namin yung laro namin dati, pass the ball, hindi yung puro dribble, i-run lang namin yung plays,” shared Marcelino, as he and Perez combined to score 16 points in the final frame.

The 21-year-old Marcelino finished with a game-high 20 points on an efficient 7-of-9 shooting to go along with four rebounds, three assists, two steals, and a block. The 24-year-old Perez added 19 points, five assists, two steals, and a block.

With their first game in the bag, the duo — and the rest of the Jawbreakers — now have the experience under their belts. And they plan to put in the work to prove that they belong.

“Sa NC naman kasi puro ka-level namin kalaro namin, dito puro beterano ang naglalaro,” said Marcelino. “Hindi talaga namin masabi na yung ginawa namin sa NC magagawa din namin dito.

“Mageextra work pa kami para masustain namin kung ano kami sa Lyceum.”

“It’s a good experience. Ibang iba pala talaga yung laro ng D-League sa NCAA,” expressed Perez, who is a consensus top three pick for the upcoming PBA Rookie Draft.

“Sobrang grateful kami na nakalaro na rin kami sa D-League.”

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