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San Beda College Red Lions: PCCL 2014 Primer

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San Beda College Red Lions 2014 Season
2014 RecordWins24Losses7
2014 Premiere Cup: 2nd PlaceWins7Losses2
Elimination Round (Group B)Wins5Losses1
Quarterfinals (2014/6/4)SBC88NU81
Semifinals (2014/6/6)SBC63CEU62
Finals (2014/6/9)DLSU71SBC66
2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: ChampionsWins17Losses5
Elimination RoundWins13Losses5
1st seed Playoff (2014/10/10)SBC97AU69
Semifinals (2014/10/15)SBC81UPHSD75
Finals Game 1 (2014/10/20)SBC74AU66
Finals Game 2 (2014/10/22)SBC89AU70

 

One shining moment

The SBC Red Lions won the NCAA Championship for the 5th time in a row. FIVE TIMES! It’s the second five-peat team of team patron MVP. How amazing is that!

But out of the 31 official games this team played, the best game played by the San Beda College Red Lions was their Premiere Cup quarterfinals game against the eventual UAAP Champions, National University, last June 4, 2014.

Ola Adeogun had a hard time guarding Alfred Aroga all throughout the game. Aroga was unstoppable, shooting lights-out, making 8 of 11 shots and 6 of 7 free throws. Adeogun fouled out of the game late in the 4th quarter filling-in 12 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. The San Beda Red Lions, after a close 1st half, broke away in the 4th quarter and advanced to the Premiere Cup semifinals with an 88-81 win. Anthony Semerad made all of his 3 point shots in the game to lead SBC with 22 points.

Who’s in, who’s out

Coach Boyet Fernandez will not coach the Red Lions for this tournament as he has been promoted to the pros for NLEX. Coach Jamike Jarin will not be present as well. The head coach for the Red Lions for the PCCL will be Coach Adonis Tierra.

In addition, David and Anthony Semerad and Kyle Pascual are not lined-up for the tournament as they are in the pros as well. In their place, Donald Tankoua, Jose Presbitero, and Amiel Soberano will be promoted from Team Behold to the Red Lions.

Player to watch

Ola Adeogun 

NCAA Averages

MPGPPGRPGBPGFGMFGAFG%FT%
24.4116.1811.711.768714261%77%

 

Everytime I talk to a coach about who the best foreign student-athlete (I refuse to call them imports. This is not the pros ladies and gentlemen!) in recent memory, the list will always be: SBC’s Sam Ekwe, UST’s Karim Abdul, NU’s Alfred Aroga and SBC’s Ola Adeogun.

In our opinion though, Ola Adeogun has one of the highest basketball IQs in the game today. Sure he could dominate the game at any point but Adeogun also plays hard every game. And it can be seen on how he crashes the boards. He’s not the tallest center in the NCAA but he boxes out so well as seen in his 7.82 defensive rebounds per game average. Moreover, he is so unselfish. According to Coach Jude Roque, Ola’s a great teammate outside of the court. In the court, he always makes the extra pass to an open teammate. It’s unbelievable that the NCAA is banning the recruitment of FSA’s but that’s for another article to write.

Let’s all enjoy Ola because this MIGHT be the last tournament he plays on Philippine soil since he’s still pondering whether he’ll don the red and white next season.

Prediction 

It’s hard to peg where the San Beda Red Lions will place in this tournament. The loss of the Semerads and Kyle Pascual is a huge hit for the Red Lions. And we have no data on the games of Donald Tankoua, Jose Presbitero, and Amiel Soberano over at the FMC. If they could make a smooth transition in a span of a month, then the team has a high probability of topping Group B. But as of now, we are predicting that…

2nd place Group B, 4th place in the tournament

 2014 Philippines Collegiate Champions League Primer


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  • TheRealAnimo

    Our Team B is Team Behold 🙂

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Yeng Guiao denies using racial slur against Chris Ross

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During the post-game of the San Miguel Beermen’s victory over the NLEX Road Warriors, reigning Coach of the Year Leo Austria said that NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao called Chris Ross the “N” word that caused the commotion.

According to Chris, tinawagan siya ng nigger or ganiyan,” said Austria. “I don’t know but that’s what he explained to me because I confronted Chris Ross because he’s one of the most important players in my team.

“But that’s the thing he doesn’t want to hear so nagflare up yung bata so I cannot blame him.”

Guiao though denied that he blurted out racial slurs against San Miguel’s Chris Ross.

“Hindi. Hindi ko tinawag na N-word. Ewan ko kung may nakarinig. Pero hindi,” clarified the fiery tactician moments after their 98-109 defeat, their third straight after starting the 2018 Philippine Cup with two straight wins.

That tussle, according to Guiao, was just filled with trash talking against each other, as he felt the need to retaliate. In fact, Guiao was even caught by the TV camera saying “son of a bitch” towards the Filipino-American point guard.

“Daldal siya ng daldal eh. Eh sa akin naman kapag ganon, siguro respeto nalang. Lumayo ka nalang tutal mananalo naman na kayo,” he said. “I didn’t understand what he was saying, what he was talking about.

“Nakipagtrash-talking din ako sa kanya.”

Furthermore, the 58-year-old was also caught by the cameras flipping the bird — in one quick motion — also against Ross.

“Oo. Kasama na rin yun.

“Pero ano naman eh, it’s part of, siguro, psychological warfare. Malakas din siya mang-asar. Hindi lang naman sa amin. Everytime naman na mga ganoong skirmishes, he also knows what he’s capable of,” the seven-time champion coach furthered.

But more than this scuffle, it really has become a stressful time for Guiao and the Road Warriors. They have now went down to 2-3 in the team standings, and the mentor sees the great need to end this slump immediately.

“We have to arrest it very soon. Ang susunod na laro namin ay versus Rain or Shine sa Friday. So we need to go back to 50 percent win-loss level para at least may chance ka na maka-playoffs. That’s going to be a crucial game for us,” he stressed.

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Kiefer Ravena shocked with Von Pessumal’s shove: ‘I did not expect that at all’

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Kiefer Ravena and Von Pessumal have been teammates ever since they were in high school, winning three UAAP juniors crowns together. They won two championships together in the seniors level and even played together in Gilas. They were inseparable.

Friday evening however, they were playing for separate camps.

Ravena admitted that he never expected a shove to come from Pessumal during the NLEX Road Warriors’ clash with San Miguel Beermen.

In an off-ball situation, Pessumal charged at Ravena, sending the rookie down to the floor with 9:50 remaining in the final frame. He was then whistled for an unsportsmanlike foul, and Ravena sank one from the line.

“I did not expect that at all,” admitted Ravena after the match in which they lost, 98-109 — their third straight defeat after a 2-0 start. “But hopefully Von doesn’t take it personal.

“I’m just doing my job. They won the game.”

Ravena insisted that there wasn’t any physicality between him and Pessumal prior to that, but he thinks that his former Gilas teammate may have gotten irked by his staredown after blocking him on a fastbreak play early in the fourth.

“When that fastbreak happened — the same exact possession na I challenged him, I looked at him, and after that yun na yung nangyari,” said the 23-year-old guard. “But I never instigated something to provoke Von to do that.

“Probably nung tinignan ko siya.”

Moreover, the second overall pick of the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft felt that that incident “started all the commotions during the end game (laughs). Yun yung pinaka-una eh. And with that, the team got fired up and it worked for them.”

He may be right, for the game saw more skirmishes after that: from teammate Michael Miranda kicking Chris Ross to the groin, and with his head coach Yeng Guiao figuring in a heated verbal war also against Ross.

But then, Ravena made it clear that it was never a plan of his to put down somebody, especially someone like Pessumal who he sees as a brother for life.

“You know, Von and I, we go way back. Things like this hopefully don’t become too personal.

“I have no intention na ipapahiya yung tao or sasaktan mo yung tao. Wala namang ganun. Laro-laro lang,” said NLEX’s leading scorer.

It was somehow a night to remember for Ravena, but for all the wrong reasons. After Friday’s loss that sent their card to 2-3, the veteran internationalist now sees the need for him and the Road Warriors to push the panic button.

“‘Di na pwedeng sabihin palaging kailangan namin matuto eh. Pangatlong sunod na,” the second-generation cager expressed.

“Kailangan siguro naming umaksyon.”

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Downcast Chris Ross chooses to stay mum after heated altercation with Yeng Guiao

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Through wins or losses, Chris Ross has always accommodated the members of the press asking for interviews and fans requesting for photo ops every after game. But Friday evening, the nine-year pro was despondent.

Visibly agitated with the events that had transpired during the San Miguel Beermen’s tilt against the NLEX Road Warriors, Ross, with his hoodie covering his head, left the Cuneta Astrodome without saying a word.

The reigning Defensive Player of the Year had figured in physical play after physical play and verbal exchange after verbal exchange with the frustrated Road Warriors.

Ross and Alex Mallari were both slapped with technicals after a confrontation with 9:06 left. This was just the start of many things to come for the Filipino-American defensive specialist

After knocking down a triple and receiving a taunt from Ross, Michael Miranda was assessed a disqualifying foul for an apparent kick to the groin against Ross with 4:35 left.

The tip of the iceberg came with 1:46 left to play and the game all but settled.

Yeng Guiao and Ross figured in a heated word war that resulted in Ross’ second technical foul for the game. Referees and players from both sides had to separate the two to prevent things from escalating.

San Miguel coach Leo Austria alleged that the fiery NLEX mentor said the “N” word, while some said Guiao called Ross a “bitch”.

Ross finished the game with four points, eight rebounds, and four steals in 37 minutes of action.

For sure, penalties and suspensions will come out of this game.

And it was better for Ross to stay silent.

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Jason Brickman flirts with triple-double as Mono holds off Singapore

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After playing his worst game of the season last Sunday against Tanduay Alab Pilipinas, Jason Brickman bounced back, steering the Mono Vampire to a 91-88 road victory over the Singapore Slingers, Friday evening at the OCBC Arena.

The 26-year-old, who finished with just seven points and three assists in their 71-104 loss to Alab, tallied 10 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists. The league-leader in assists did not take a break, playing all 40 minutes.

But it was not a walk in the park for the Thailand-based squad.

Mono led by as much as 22 points, 60-48, with 7:46 left, 16 points entering the final frame. A furious fourth quarter rally by Singapore sliced the lead, turning the game into a single-possession contest with a minute left. The steady hands of Samuel Deguara and Mike Singletary from the stripe fended off Singapore.

Brickman’s compatriot Paul Zamar chipped in 13 markers for Mono.

Since torching Alab last January 3, Filipino-Canadian AJ Mandani has been on a slump, going just 3-for-11 from the field for nine points.

Mono’s World Imports Samuel Deguara and Mike Singletary both finished with 26 points with the former hauling down 18 rebounds. For Singapore, Xavier Alexander paced the Slingers with 29 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists.

With the win, the Vampire kept solo third with a 7-4 slate. On the other hand, the Slingers dropped its second straight game since winning against Alab, falling to 5-6.

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