BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. Clare and Technological Institute of the Philippines completed the PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinal round cast after eliminating their respective quarterfinal foes yesterday at the Paco Arena.
SAN SEBASTIAN dislodged College of Saint Benilde for the coveted No. 4 slot while Lyceum of the Philippines University posted its second straight second round win to seize solo second place yesterday in the NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
ATENEO overcame Soulemane Chabi Yo's coming out party to beat University of Santo Tomas, 71-70, and snatch the solo lead in a marquee match-up that was good as advertised yesterday in the UAAP men's basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
But Oftana, a Dumaguete native who ably filled the huge void left by Javee Mocon, is focusing on the ultimate goal of helping San Beda in “Well I always make sure that my players realize that individual awards is just second to winning a championship. I’m happy for Calvin. I really appreciate him. I’m happy that he is the leading candidate for the individual award but again, it will be nothing, it will be zero if we will not win a championship,” said Fernandez.
So hungry were Filipinos in the stands that they shouted in glee as the Filipinos gave the Iranians a whale of a fight in the first period. But basketball is played for four quarters and not one. Slowly but surely, Gilas started fading in the second period and missed terribly keeping pace with the enemy.
DEFENDING champion Ateneo weathered a stirring La Salle second half fightback to fashion out an 81-69 win and gain a share of first place in the UAAP men’s basketball tournament last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
DEFENDING three-time champion San Beda found Mapua a tough nut to crack, settling for a 69-60 victory to complete a perfect first round yesterday in the NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Cuneta Astrodome.
The Saints’ 95-point second half explosion was also the most points scored in a half, topping Tanduay’s 83-point second-half surge in its 141-65 win over Zark’s last July 10, 2017, while their 53 fourth quarter points tied the Rhum Masters’ third quarter output in their 113-71 conquest of Gamboa Coffee last June 27, 2017 for the most in a single period.