UAAP 2018:

UP Maroons masters UE Warriors, 87-58

September 8, 2018 – MOA Arena

UAAP News 2018: The UP Fighting Maroons mastered the UE Warriors, 87-58 to open their 2018 UAAP Season 81 basketball campaign with a win this Saturday at the MOA Arena in Pasay. Last year’s UAAP Rookie of the Year Juan Gomez de Liano paced the Maroons with his 16 markers, 7 boards and 6 assists, while Nigerian Bright Akhuetie added a double-double of 15 points and 18 rebounds.


➤ The 6’7 Akhuetie was a former University of Perpetual Help Altas star in the NCAA but opted to suit-up for the Maroons this year after satisfying the residency restriction. He was released by UPHD prior, and was also reported to have had a heated argument with coach Nosa Omorogbe of the Altas during a practice.

➤ Other incoming ace players for the Maroons include former Creighton baller Kobe Paras, and former Green Archer Ricci Rivero. Both will sit out this UAAP season to satisfy the collegiate league’s residency requirements.

➤ University of the East burly bruiser Alvin Pasaol led the losing Warriors with 14 points. He was the lone Warrior who finished in double digits, but scored only 3 points in the second half.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 18-13, 33-33, 58-45, 87-58.

up: 87

Gomez de Liano Ju. 16, Akhuetie 15, Manzo 13, Desiderio 12, Gomez de Liano Ja. 10, Vito 7, Murrell 6, Prado 2, Gozum 2, Tungcab 2, Lim 2, Spencer 0, Dario 0, Jaboneta 0, Espanola 0, Longa 0.

ue: 58

Pasaol 14, Antiporda 9, Beltran 8, Varilla 6, Manalang 6, Maloles 4, Bartolome 4, Cullar 3, Acuno 2, Conner 2, Lacap 0, Gallardo 0.

Posted on September 8, 2018 - MOA Arena

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

UAAP 2018:

Paras and Bartlett win big in UAAP preseason kickoff

August 17, 2018 – Mall of Asia Atrium

UAAP 2018: Kobe Paras and Jordan Bartlett weaved magic to win indiviual events to open 2018 UAAP Season 81 Last Man Standing event at Mall of Asia Atrium this Friday. Paras lorded it over in the UAAP Slam Dunk Contest, while Bartlett reigned supreme in the UAAP 1 on 1 tourney.


➤ Paras grabbed the Slam Dunk title over David Carlos, after a double-overtime dunkfest. Carlos is also a pro dunk artist.

➤ Kobe gassed, fatigued and all after six hours coming from the rim jamming tilt joined the 1 on 1 tournament. He reached the Finals but fell short against ball handling wizard Bartlett with scores 11-8.

Kobe represented the UP Fighting Maroons, while Jordan is a newcomer recruit of De La Salle Green Archers. Paras was a former player of the US NCAA Creighton University and Northridge, while Bartlett was a former reserve of the NU Bulldogs. Both will not play the regular UAAP season to serve residency requirements.

➤ Meanwhile, Jerom Lastimosa wowed in the Skill’s Challenge, while Jerrick Ahanmisi sniped his way to victory in the 3-Point Shootout. Both hails from Adamson University.

➤ On the other hand, the Women’s department had Ria Nabalan winning the 1 on 1 event, Camille Claro and Anna Castillo of DLSU bagged the Skills Challenge and 3-Point Shootout respectively.

Posted August 17, 2018 - Mall of Asia Atrium Pasay

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team