UAAP 2018:

UP smashes NU, 82-71

November 3, 2018 – Ynares Center

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

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

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.

Notes:

➤ 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