Jones Cup News:

Iran subdues Ateneo, 70-63

July 22, 2018 – Xinzhuang Gymnasium

Jones Cup News 2018: Iran NT subdued the Ateneo Blue Eagles, 70-63, and effectively ended the Blue Eagles heroic run in the 40th William Jones Cup 2018 this Sunday at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taipei. Iranian three-point bomber Vahid Dalirzahan led the middle eastern juggernaut with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists on 3-of-3 rainbow shooting, while Rasoul Mozafarivanani also chipped-in 16 buckets and 8 dishes for Iran.

Notes:

➤ ADMU stopped-short of making the Jones Cup podium as it dropped to a respectable 4th place finish.

➤ Matt Nieto led the eliminated Ateneo with 14 points and 3 assists, while Thirdy Ravena also dropped 12 markers and 3 caroms.

➤ Meanwhile, reinforcement Angelo Kouame contributed 11 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks for Ateneo.

➤Ateneo wrapped-up its Jones Cup campaign with a win-loss slate of 5-3.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 15-14, 31-39, 54-50, 70-63.

iran: 70

Dalirzahan 26, Mozafarivanani 16, Vand 9, Mohammad 8, Azari 4, Khandanpour 4, Pazrofteh 3, Sheikhi 0, Bahramzad 0, Monji 0.

ateneo: 63

Nieto, Ma. 14, Ravena 12, Kouame 11, Mamuyac 9, Go 9, Nieto, Mi. 6, Navarro 2, Asistio 0, Verano 0, Andrade 0, Black 0, Maagdenberg 0.

July 22, 2018 - Xinzhuang Gymnasium, Taipei

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

Jones Cup 2018:

Ateneo shackles Japan, arrests skid

July 18, 2018 – Xinzhuang Gymnasium

Jones Cup 2018 News: Ateneo Blue Eagles shackled Japan, 80-76, to stay in contention in the 40th William Jones Cup 2018 this Wednesday at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taipei. Angelo Kouame made-up for his lackluster showing against Canada the other day to lead Ateneo with doubel-double 15 points and 15 rebounds. Thirdy Ravena also made his presence felt with 14 buckets and 9 boards.

Notes:

The Blue Eagles evened their win-loss slate to 2-2.

Takuma Sato paced Japan with 12 buckets, while Koyo Takahashi added 11 points.

➤ Adrian Wong had an altercation with Sato in the final frame, with the latter getting whistled for a flagrant foul after hitting Wong on the head.

➤ ADMU will next battle Indonesia this Thursday at 1PM.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 21-13, 37-31, 60-55, 80-74.

ateneo: 80

Kouame 15, Ravena 14, Wong 11, Matt Nieto 10 Mamuyac 9, Mendoza 8, Mike Nieto 5, Verano 4, Black 2, Go 2, Maagdenberg 0, White 0.

japan: 76

Sato 12, Takahashi 11, Imamura 10, Hashimoto 9, Tamaki 8, Namizato 6, Hiraiwa 5, Toews 5, Schafer 5, Nakanishi 3, Sugiura 0, Inoue 0.

July 18, 2018 - Xinzhuang Gymnasium, Taipei

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

Jones Cup 2018:

Canada escapes resurgent Ateneo, 86-78

July 17, 2018 – Xinzhuang Gymnasium

Jones Cup 2018 News: Canada escaped a resurgent Ateneo Blue Eagles 86-78, in the continuation of the 40th William Jones Cup 2018 this Tuesday at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taipei. Shaquille Keith paced 3D Sports Global Sports Canada with his 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Ateneo gave the Canadians a scare as they nearly upended 3D Sports by getting to within 6 points deficit with 59 ticks left in the ballgame.

Notes:

➤ ADMU is now down to a 1-2 slate after the loss to Canada. Global Sports meanwhile raced to 3-0 in the win-loss column.

➤ Matt Nieto lifted the losing Blue Eagles with 18 markers, while Thirdy Ravena added 12 buckets and 6 caroms.

Reinforcement Angelo Kouame failed to register stellar numbers as he dropped a forgettable 4 points the entire game for ADMU.

➤ Ateneo will next face Japan this Wednesday in the continuation of 40th William Jones Cup.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 35-14; 51-27; 68-54; 86-78.

CANADA: 86

Keith 18, Wood 16, Thomas 14, Kyser 12, Stutz 10, Post 9, Campbell 7, Gyamfi 0.

ATENEO: 78

Nieto, Ma. 18, Ravena 12, Wong 11, Nieto, Mi. 10, Go 8, Black 5, Navarro 4, Kouame 4, Andrade 3, Tio 2, Asistio 1, Maagdenberg 0.

July 17, 2018 - Xinzhuang Gymnasium, Taipei

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

Jones Cup 2018:

South Korea slashes Ateneo, 90-73

July 16, 2018 – Xinzhuang Gymnasium

Jones Cup 2018 News: South Korea slashed Ateneo, 90-73, and derailed the UAAP champions with a lone loss in the 40th William Jones Cup 2018 this Monday at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taipei. Ricardo Ratcliffe and Heo Ilyoung led the Koreans with 15 points apiece.

Notes:

Ateneo wounded-up with 1-1 record in Taipei.

Thirdy Ravena led the losing Pinoys with 14 buckets, 5 steals, 4 assists and 4 boards, while Matt Nieto managed with 12 markers. Reinforcement Angelo Kouame also dropped 10 points and 16 caroms for the Philippine representatives to the Jones Cup.

Ratcliffe sat-out the entire second half even after scoring 15 points for Korea at the half.
Korea bullied the Filipinos from the rainbow stripe with 10 of 18 three-point bombs made, while ADMU missed 22 of 27 treys.

➤ The Blue Eagles will next face the national team of Canada on Tuesday.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 26-22, 50-41, 70-60, 90-73.

south korea: 90

Ratliffe 15, Heo I 15, Heo U 12, Lee J 9, Heo H 6, Kang 6, Jeon 6, Kim J 6, Park 5, Choi 4, Lee S 4, Kim S 2.

ateneo: 73

Ravena 14, Nieto 12, Kouame 10, Wong 9, Verano 5, Mendoza 5, Go 5, Navarro 5, Maagdenberg 3, White 3, Mamuyac 2, Andrade 0.

July 16, 2018 - Xinzhuang Gymnasium, Taipei

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

Jones Cup 2018:

Ateneo routs Chinese Taipei White, 87-64

July 15, 2018 – Xinzhuang Gymnasium

Jones Cup 2018: Ateneo Blue Eagles routed Chinese Taipei White, 87-64, in the 40th William Jones Cup Basketball 2018 this Sunday at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taipei. Representing the national team, Ateneo pounced on Taipei early and never looked back. Eagles main cog Thirdy Ravena led ADMU with his 17 markers, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Reinforcement Angelo Kouame meanwhile contributed 15 markers and 18 boards.

Notes:

The Filipino-Taiwanese court face-off was the Jones Cup debut game for both squads, with the Pinoys getting the first blood.

➤ Oscar Kao lifted the losing Taiwan-White with 16 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals while Lin Chun-Chi added 15 buckets and 5 caroms.

➤ The Blue Eagles led by as much as 25 points in the fourth quarter, 85-60.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 26-20, 48-33, 67-52, 87-64.

ateneo: 87

Ravena 17, Kouame 15, Mendoza 11, Go 10, Nieto, Ma. 8, Verano 8, Mamuyac 4, Tio 4, Asistio 3, Nieto, Mi. 3, Black 2, Navarro 2.

taipei white: 64

Kao 16, Chun-Chi 15, Ting-Chien 12, Chen 8, Yu-Jui 7, Po-Chih 3, Wu 2, You-Che 1, Ting-En 0, Wei-Ting 0, Ssu-Yao 0, Cheng-Sun 0.

July 15, 2018 - Xinzhuang Gymnasium, Taipei

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

Filoil Flying V
Preseason Cup News:

Ateneo cracks San Beda, 76-62

June 30, 2018 – Filoil Flying V Centre

Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Finals 2018: Ateneo Blue Eagles dethroned the San Beda Red Lions, 76-62, to nail the championship trophy in the 12th Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Finals 2018 this Saturday at MOA Arena in Pasay. Reinforcement and Filoil MVP Angelo Kouame starred for the Blue Eagles with 15 points, 16 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Notes:

  • Javee Mocon led the defeated Red Lions with 14 buckets and 12 caroms, while Donald Tankoua made 13 markers and 5 boards.
  • San Beda was the reigning 2017 Filoil Preseason champion.
  • Ateneo ace Thirdy Ravena made only 7 points the entire game.
  • The eliminations sweep and subsequent championship victory of Ateneo follows the pattern that San Beda laid during 2017 and De La Salle in 2016.
  • San Beda star player Robert Bolick was limited to only 10 points and did not return in the second half due to an apparent ankle injury.
Game Scores:
Quarters: 19-15, 45-26, 56-42, 76-62.

ateneo: 76

Kouame 15, Mendoza 9, Verano 9, Ravena 7, Belangel 7, Nieto Mi 6, Asistio 6, Go 6, Mamuyac 5, Navarro 3, Maagdenberg 3, Nieto Ma 0, Tio 0, Wong 0, Black 0, Andrade 0.

san beda: 62

Mocon 14, Tankoua 13, Abuda 9, Canlas 7, Doliguez 6, Nelle 5, Cabanag 4, Oftana 2, Carino 2, Tongco 0, Bolick 0, Eugene 0, Cuntapay 0, Burri 0.

June 30, 2018 - Filoil Flying V Centre

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

UAAP Finals 2017

Ateneo eclipses La Salle, 88-86, grabs championship

December 3 – Araneta Coliseum

UAAP Finals 2017: Ateneo Blue Eagles wrested the crown from defending champion La Salle Green Archers, 88-86, in UAAP Season 80 Men’s Basketball this Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Isaac Go‘s clutch play with 24.7 seconds left in the game sealed the win for the Blue Eagles. Thirdy Ravena ably steered Ateneo with 17 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals, and earned him the Finals MVP award.

Notes:

Matt Nieto also contributed 14 markers for ADMU as he made 6 of 6 in three point shooting, while Chibueze Ikeh registered a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

UAAP MVP Ben Mbala led the losing DLSU Archers with his own double-double of 19 buckets and 14 boards, while Aljun Melecio, Ricci Rivero and Andrei Caracut dropped 16, 14 and 13 points apiece respectively.

It was a bitter sweet victory for Ateneo who finally bagged the UAAP crown after five years. The last time the Blue Eagles won in the Finals was when they recorded a historic five peat championship reign in the UAAP Men’s basketball.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 24-14, 45-38, 66-66, 88-86.

ateneo: 88

Ravena 17, Matt Nieto 14, Ikeh 12, Asistio 11, Tolentino 9, Go 7, Verano 6, Mendoza 5, Black 4, Mamuyac 3, Mike Nieto 0.

LA SALLE: 86

Mbala 19, Melecio 16, Ricci Rivero 14, Caracut 13, Santillan 11, Tratter 4, Go 3, Montalbo 3, Prince Rivero 2, Tero 1, Baltazar 0.

December 03, 2017 - Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Written by Rock Punzalan

UAAP Finals 2017:

Ateneo draws first blood, defeats DLSU 76-70

November 25, 2017 – MOA Arena

UAAP Finals 2017: Ateneo draws first blood, defeats DLSU 76-70
Ateneo Blue Eagles
UAAP Finals 2017 News: Ateneo Blue Eagles took Game 1 of UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals over the De La Salle Green Archers, 76-70, this Saturday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Thirdy Ravena and the Nieto brothers led a balanced Blue Eagles attack to upset the breakout game of Archer Aljun Melecio, who dropped 24 points in Game 1. Ravena powered ADMU with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists, while Mark and Mike Nieto contributed 11 respectively.

Notes:

Ateneo de Manila University now holds a 1-0 advantage over DLSU in their best-of-three UAAP finals series. Four Blue Eagles scored double digits with Ravena making 12, Mike and Mark Nieto with 11 each and Anton Asistio donning 10 markers.

Isaac Go was the accidental hero for Ateneo, sealing the victory for ADMU with an and-one play off the foul by Archer Kib Montalbo, pushing Ateneo to 76-70 within the last 10 seconds.

➤ The highly physical contest saw Mark Nieto falling to the floor from a wayward elbow courtesy of Ben Mbala. Both Mbala and Chibueze Ikeh were assessed technical fouls for unnecessary taunting in the second quarter. Likewise, Melecio got the unsportsmanlike foul in the same quarter.

➤ Melecio led the spirited Green Archers with 24 points on 5-of-13 shooting from rainbow country, while Rivero gave 10 markers and three caroms for DLSU. UAAP two-time MVP Mbala was held to only 8 points as he nursed his early foul woes throughout the game.

➤ De La Salle University and Ateneo will go at it again in Game 2 this Wednesday, November 29 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Filipino: UAAP Finals 2017 Balita • Pinabagsak ng Ateneo Blue Eagles ang De La Salle Green Archers, 76-70, nitong Sabado Nobyembre 25 sa SM Mall of Asia Arena upang itala ang unang tagumpay sa Game 1 ng UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals. Sina Thirdy Ravena at magkapatid na Nieto ay nanguna sa balanseng atake ng Blue Eagles upang hadlangan ang puwersa ni Aljun Melecio na gumawa ng 24 puntos sa Game 1. Nagtala si Ravena ng 12 puntos, 6 rebounds at 4 assists, maging sina Mark at Mike Nieto na nag-ambag ng 11 buslo bawat isa.
Game Scores:
Quarters: 26-14, 43-39, 60-58, 76-70.

ateneo: 76

Ravena 12, Nieto Ma 11, Nieto Mi 11, Asistio 10, Tolentino 9, Black 7, Verano 5, Go 5, Ikeh 4, Tio 2, Mamuyac 0, Mendoza 0, Porter 0.

la salle: 70

Melecio 24, Rivero R 10, Mbala 8, Tratter 7, Santillan 7, Rivero P 7, Baltazar 4, Montalbo 3, Caracut 0, Go 0, Tero 0, Paraiso 0.

Posted on November 25, 2017 - MOA Arena - Pasay

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team