UAAP 2018:

UP smashes NU, 82-71

November 3, 2018 – Ynares Center

by Rock Punzalan

UAAP News 2018: The University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons smashed the National University Bulldogs, 82-71 to stay in contention in the 2018 UAAP Season 81 Men’s basketball this Saturday at the Ynares Center. Import Bright Akhuetie led the Maroons with his 21 markers and 10 boards, while Paul Desiderio added 12 buckets.

Notes:

UP is raring to enter the UAAP Final Four as they are now in solo fourth place in the standings behind UST and FEU (both at identical 5-6).

➤ Super rookie Dave Ildefonso starred for the losing Bulldogs with 24 points total.

➤ UP is now sporting a 6-6 win-loss record, while NU is nearing elimination as they are now at 7th place with a 3-8 slate.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 17-15, 40-30, 60-49, 82-71.

UP: 82

Akhuetie 21, Desiderio 12, Vito 10, Ju. Gomez de Liaño 10, Murrell 8, Manzo 8, Prado 6, Gozum 4, Ja. Gomez de Liaño 2, Diego 1, Jaboneta 0, Lim 0, Tungcab 0, Spencer 0.

NU: 71

D. Ildefonso 24, Sinclair 13, Gallego 9, Rike 7, Salim 6, S. Ildefonso 6, Clemente 5, Gaye 1, Yu 0, Diputado 0, Galinato 0, Tibayan 0.

Posted on November 4, 2018 - Ynares Center - Antipolo

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

UAAP 2018:

UP Maroons outlasts La Salle, 67-61

September 30, 2018 – MOA Arena

by Rock Punzalan

UAAP News 2018: UP Fighting Maroons outlasted De La Salle Green Archers, 67-61, and registered their third win in the 2018 UAAP Season 81 this Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena. Reinforcement Bright Akhuetie powered the Fighting Maroons with his double-double of 19 points and 19 rebounds, while Juan Gomez de Liano added 17 markers and 6 assists.

Notes:

Paul Desiderio also contributed 12 buckets and 7 boards for University of the Philippines.

De La Salle University got a reprieve from Justine Baltazar, who scored 13 markers, while both Santi Santillan and Aljun Melecio added 12 points each respectively.

➤ La Salle did not have big man import Samuel Taane and star guard Kib Montalbo due to injuries. Both are out due to reported bone fracture.

UP is now at 2-3 and put a halt on their losing ways after three consecutive defeats, while DLSU is now 2-2 in the Season 81 standings.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 13-12, 29-33, 51-45, 67-61.

up: 67

Akhuetie 19, Gomez de Liano Ju. 17, Desiderio 12, Gomez de Liano Ja. 7, Manzo 6, Tungcab 2, Vito 2, Dario 2, Spencer 0, Gozum 0, Murrell 0, Jaboneta 0, Lim 0.

dlsu: 61

Baltazar 13, Santillan 12, Melecio 12, Caracut 9, Dyke 8, Go 5, Serrano 2, Bates 0, Capacio 0, Manuel 0, Corteza 0.

Posted on October 1, 2018 - Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

D-League Finals 2018:

Go for Gold beats Che'Lu, 98-96

August 16, 2018 – Ynares Sports

By Rock Punzalan

D-League Finals 2018: Go for Gold Scratchers beat Che’Lu Bar and Grill, 98-96, to lead 2-1 in Game 3 of the PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals 2018 this Thursday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Paul Desiderio powered the Scratchers with his 28 points and 5 rebounds, while Gab Banal dropped 11 markers, 8 boards and 6 dishes.

Notes:

➤ It was Desiderio’s last shot that sealed the victory for the Scratchers. With three ticks left in the ballgame, he drove hard to the basket to beat the 96-all deadlock.

➤ Jeff Viernes led the losing Che’Lu with 23 buckets and 6 dimes. Meanwhile, Levi Hernandez and Christopher Bitoon also contributed with 19 points apiece.

 Go for Gold and Che’Lu will once again duke it out for Game Four of the Developmental League Finals this Tuesday, August 21.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 22-21, 38-52, 63-71, 98-96.

go for gold: 98

Desiderio 28, Banal 11, Tolentino 10, Reyes 9, Publico 9, Dennison 8, Wong 8, Porter 7, Salem 5, Canada 3, Gaco 0.

che'lu: 96

Viernes 23, Hernandez 17, Bitoon 17, Collado 12, Melano 11, Taganas 5, de Joya 4, Siruma 3, Ochea 2, Ruaya 2, Sta. Ana 0.

Posted on August 16, 2018 - Ynares Sports Pasig

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team

PBA D-League:

Go for Gold masters CEU, 75-60

July 16, 2018 – Ynares Arena

By Rock Punzalan

PBA D-League News 2018: Go for Gold Scratchers mastered the CEU Scorpions, 75-60, in the ongoing 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup this Monday at the Ynares Arena. Rey Publico paced the Scratchers with his 18 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists while Paul Desiderio contributed 17 markers.

Notes:

➤ Rich Guinitaran starred for the losing Centro Escolar University Scorpions with 16 buckets and 5 rebounds, while Keanu Caballero added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.

➤ The Go for Gold victory overshadowed the absence of three key players: Ron Dennison, James Martinez and Gab Banal.

Game Scores:
Quarters: 22-19, 34-37, 54-47, 75-60.

go for gold: 75

Publico 18, Desiderio 17, Salem 16, Reyes 8, Porter 8, Pili 5, Castor 3.

ceu: 60

Guinitaran 16, Ke. Caballero 11, Oloume 9, Rojas 9, Fuentes 6, Chan 4, Formento 3, Ko. Caballero 2.

July 16, 2018 - Ynares Arena, Pasig

Written by Rock Punzalan for Philippine Basketball News Team