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Shakey’s V-League rosters finally unveiled

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Are you excited yet? The Shakey’s V-League is just around the corner, and we finally have a glimpse of what to expect in the tournament. Announced today, the roster of each team has finally been made available to the public. Here is who you will be watching in the next conference of the Shakey’s V-League.

Group A:


Arellano

Lilet Mabbayad
Carmina Aganon
Rhea Marist Ramirez
Jonalyn Ibisa
Ma. Erica Calixto
Menchie Tubiera
Jan Eunice Galang
Nikka Carino
Elaine Saguin
Danna Henson
Angelica Legacion
Shirley Salamagos
Cristine Joy Rosario
Jovielyn Prado
Head Coach: Roberto Javier


FEU

Carlota Hernandez
Bernadeth Pons
Jeanette Virginia Villareal
Heather Anne Guino-o
Ria Beatriz Duremdes
Geneveve Casugod
Maria Angelica Cayuna
Mary Remy Joy Palma
Honey Royce Tubino
Kyla Liana Atienza
Kyle Angela Negrito
Jerrili Malabanan
Toni Rose Basas
Jovelyn Gonzaga
Head Coach: Cesael Delos Santos


NU

Alyja Santiago
Myla Pablo
Aiko Sweet Urdas
Jorelle Singh
Rica Diolan
Ivy Perez
Roselyn Doria
Jasmine Nabor
Roma Joy Doromal
Fatima Bia General
Gayle Rose Valdez
Audrey Kathryn Paran
Marites Pablo
Aleona Denise Santiago
Head Coach: Roger Gorayeb


UB

Erika Tabion
Krissa Madalogdog
Kimberly Jamilla
Lalyn Garcia
Cyren Montecer
Carla Montenegro
Monalisa Ramirez
Hannah Rubie Tan
Glaiza Maquinto
Hershey Larcia
Neslyn Estrella
Ronnalie Dawn Casteor
Rose Anne Romero
Razelle Gallardo
Head Coach: Christopher Quizon


UP Diliman

Jewel Hannah Lai
Mae Angeli Basarte
Maristella Layug
Arrianne Ilustre
Chester Tanika Ong
Rose Mary Cailing
Isa Molde
Marian Buitre
Princess Gaiser
Justine Dorog
Sheena Chopitea
Ma. Arielle Estrañero
Diana Mae Carlos
Vina Alinas
Head Coach: Jerry Yee


PUP

Eula Alvaro
Ma. Lyca Tenorio
Allison Louise Cada
Alondra Ilasco
Aica Azucena
Myca Angela Quintana
Kristle Encarnacion Madrinico
Rina Rebustillo
Remmy Delmonte
Syra Jane Romo
Abygail Ingeniero
Jenny Araño
Head Coach: Wendell Padilla

Group B:


Ateneo

Jamie Lavitoria
Alyssa Valdez
Paulene Gaston
Risa Sato
Gizelle Tan
Jorella De Jesus
Mae Tajima
Katrina Tolentino
Pamela Dungo
Bea De Leon
Jhoanna Maraguinot
Amy Ahomiro
Maddeline Madayag
Kim Gequillana
Head Coach: Tai Bundit


CSB

Jannine Navarro
Djanel Welch Cheng
Rachel Austero
Dianne Ventura
Chelsea Umali
Jeanette Panaga
Melanie Torres
Jane Frances Borrero
Chelsea Chloe Santillan
Kym Ramos
Christine Daynielle Lim
Ellaine Dolorito
Rica Jane Enclona
Ranya Musa
Head Coach: Alvin Dumalaog


DLSU-D

Lumi Yongco
Frances Dominique Bartolazo
Maribeth Lara
Desiree Dadang
Sigrid Abalos
Joyce Delfin
Mara Galicia
Myka Tiangco
Myell Joy Pasco
Justine Navidad
Cherry Rose Nunag
Gie SY
Cindy Amutan
Eunice Castillo
Head Coach: Raymond Ramirez


San Sebastian

Nikka Arabe
Trisha Mae Crisostomo
Charmine Cruz
Grethcel Soltones
Nikka Dalisay
Vira Guillema
Denice Lim
Mariel Sinamban
Katherine Villegas
Jolina Labiano
Danna Amponin
Dangi Encarnacion
Alyssa Eroa
Joyce Sta. Rita
Head Coach: Roger Gorayeb


TIP

Sheeka Espinosa
Bhetany Soliva
Eunice Mabayao
Rochelle Fidel
Michelle Dela Cruz
Eden Faith Maturan
Michele Catherine Verano
Lara Justine Pasion
Hezzymel Acuña
Faye Sarmiento
Alyssa Gayle Layug
Christine Maderazo
Angelica Perez
Alexandra Rosales
Head Coach: Jerry Yee


UST

Alexa Rafael
Christine Francisco
Chlodia Cortez
Sarah Princess Verutiao
Pamela Tricia Lastimosa
Renalyn Jane Hachero
Carmela Tunay
Ennajie Laure
Alexine Cabanos
Mildred Thea Dizon
Jessey Laine De Leon
Patrisha Kim Lasmo
Alyssa Teope
Marivic Meneses
head Coach: Emilio Reyes Jr.

With the teams all set to begin the tournament, it will be interesting to see who will come out on top in the conference.

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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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