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Surprising Pelicans

I WAS of the belief there won’t be any series sweep in the National Basketball Association’s best-of-seven, first-round playoffs. Neither would there be any off-chart series results. The New Orleans Pelicans have proved me wrong on both counts. The sixth-seeded Pelicans upset the third-seeded Portland Trail Blazers and whitewashed them in four straight games in […]

Villanova rules

IN the three-week, 68-school U.S. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men’s basketball tournament where there were a lot of twists and turns and relatively-high 20 off-chart results (a higher-seeded team losing to a lower-seeded team), the winner of the 67th and final game turned out to be just what many prognosticators and Las […]

It’s Villanova vs Michigan

THIS is it – for all the marbles in the U.S. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I men’s basketball tournament. The three-week, 68-school competitions have come down to the Final Two – the national championship game to be held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, USA today, April 3 (Manila time), between the […]

Perfect 5 title finish

ONE Big Fight A perfect 5-for-5 title finish in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball competitions it was for a quartet of products from Ateneo de Manila University during their entire collegiate tenure. Their names: Nico Salva, Justin Chua, Tonino Gonzaga and Chris Sumalinog. All four earned UAAP championship rings with […]

Rare ‘assists’ feat

THE basketball statistic “assists” is usually dominated by point guards or maybe forwards with outstanding passing skills. That’s why it is rare for a center – designed by most teams to do work off the glass or act as their rim protector – to pace a professional league in that department for an entire season. […]

NBA career records

“THEY say it’s your birthday … we’re gonna have a good time” says iconic Beatle Paul McCartney. Okay but don’t tell that New Orleans Pelican Anthony Marshon Davis, who hardly celebrated his 25th birthday last March 11 following his team’s 116-99 home loss to the fast-rising Utah Jazz in a National Basketball Association game. In […]

Contrasting Mondes Cup finals result

THE 12-under and Juniors championship games of the Mondes Cup 12th Filipino Chinese Alliance Basketball League produced mixed results with one erstwhile unblemished team unable to handle prosperity and falling by the wayside and another squad keeping its slate immaculate en route to a second straight title. In the 12-under finals, MGC New Life Christian […]

Battle of top 2 seeds

IT’S the top two seeds in both the 12-Under and Juniors divisions that will dispute the titles at stake in the Mondes Cup 12th Filipino Chinese Schools Alliance Basketball League to be held on Sunday at the Philippine Chen Kuang High School gym in San Juan City. The twin championship matches will pit unbeaten Philippine […]

Judenites rule

HAIL to Saint Jude Catholic School, the new 18-under Boy Juniors champion in the 5th Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association (PCYAA) basketball festivities. The Judenites whipped Season 5 host Jubilee Christian Academy, 67-55, in the decisive Game Three of the best-of-three titular series to regain the Boys Juniors crown it surrendered to MGC New Life […]

Alliance Basketball League

THE more, the merrier. Out there in the Metro is another high school basketball league named the Mondes Cup 12th Filipino Chinese Schools Alliance Basketball League (FCSABL) or simply the Alliance Basketball League. This year’s one-month competitions have attracted seven Chinese-Filipino schools. These are the Philippine Institute of Quezon City, Philippine Sun Yat Sen High […]

Uno High vs Jubilee

LIKE their male counterparts, girls just wanna have fun, too. It’s three-time defending titlist Uno High School against host school Jubilee Christian Academy in the best-of-three Finals of the 18-Under Girls Juniors basketball competitions in Season 5 of the Philippine Ching Yuen Athletic Association. Completing the double-round elimination phase with identical 9-1 records, each team […]

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