University of Batangas made a statement in its return yesterday by downing Philippine Christian University-Dasmariñas, 92-80, in the opening of the 4th PG Flex Linoleum-Universities and Colleges Basketball League at the Olivarez College gym in Parañaque City.
LED by legendary Paeng Nepomuceno, 80 men and 43 ladies begin the hunt for the Bowling World Cup national title and the right to represent the Philippines in the international finals in Palembang, Indonesia which will be held this Saturday and Sunday at the Coronado Lanes.
They’re both coming off horrible defeats, with the Filipinos absorbing a 67-126 shellacking from Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic and Serbia and the Angolans getting a 61-92 whipping from Italy on Monday night at the GBA International Sports and Cultural Center.
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.
Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez yesterday hailed the recent tripartite agreement that involved the PSC, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) as the step that put forward the country’s preparations for the hosting of the Games.
The Nationals take on an Italian team they have not played for over four decades in a Group D game in Foshan, an urban city in Central Guangdong province which is one of eight cities hosting the elimination round stage of the 32-nation, eight-group basketball showcase.