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UE upsets FEU, ends streak; NCAA Monday (August 24) Predictions by _celestial
August 24, 2009, 12:11 pm
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UE kept FEU at the bay the entire contest by dominating on both ends of the floor as they handed the Tams its second loss, 87-72, after a proverbial eight-game streak last night to seize solo third.

The Warriors blitzed to an early lead and never looked back behind double digit heroics UE’s troika of Pari Llagas, Elmer Espirtu and Paul Lee. Llagas finished with a game-high 24 points.

After UST’s wrecking loss to Ateneo in the earlier game, 80-70, UE shatters the two-way tie and assumes third place that would pit them anew against FEU in the semis if the current place will remain idle until the end of the eliminations.

UST, on the other hand, holds on to a precarious fourth place spot with 5-5 record,  just a win and a half after La Salle who is at 4-6. The Tigers need to prevail on their remaining assigments over NU (August 30), La Salle (Sept 3), Adamson (Sept 6) and UE (September 10) to seal their standings.

The Tigers were held spellbound from the 6th minute mark of the fourth where Ateneo pulled away with the 69-62 lead from a 7-0 roll. UST inched in to within four, 70-74, with less then a minute to play on rookie Jeric Teng’s basket but the Tigers never scored then on.

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After a crucial outing in the UAAP last night, today’s NCAA games will also be as crucial highlighted by two teams that seek to compound their bid for the coveted final semis spot, with the first three spots already occupied by the top three competitors in the league.

Arellano and Letran, who have been idle at fourth place on a identical 6-4 ledger, will take on the lowly Angeles U and Mapua respectively— two teams who have occupied the bottom of the standings since the start of the season. A much-needed win for the two teams will keep them on the hunt.

Predictions:

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The Sports Minded: Arellano by 15 points.

Arellano will pound the Great Danes as they will solidify their chance for a final four slot with this win. Gio Ciriacruz will have a shooting spree as AUF doesn’t have anyone besides Matt Kearney who can bang in the lane.

KC13: Arellano by 20 points.

They can’t take the Angeles U lightly knowing the guys would want a dignified exit in the league. However, expect the Chiefs to dominate the Great Danes like the have done the last time out.

On Point: Arellano by a baker’s dozen.

Look for the chiefs to come out strong, all the pressure is on their side while the danes are just playing for pride alone.

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The Sports Minded: Letran by 12 points.

If the Mapua show up the way thed did against the Lions last week, then this might be a game. If they don’t, put this one in the books for the Knights.

KC13: Letran by 10 points.

Despite an awful showing in their first meeting, Mapua will definitely give take a tough stand like they did against the league leaders in their last games. But still not enough to stop Letran’s scorers from pouring it in.

On Point: Letran by 12 points.

The Cardinals will make this a game early but, the Knights will pull away in the second half.Jazul wil deliver the goods with most of his shots from the outside.

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NCAA Monday (August 17) Predictions by On Point
August 17, 2009, 12:55 am
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The still-unbeaten San Sebastian Stags at 10-0, will try not to take the last-place Angeles University Foundation lightly when their game tip-off at 2pm, while last year’s finalist Jose Rizal U looks to avoid back-to-back setbacks when they face Perpetual Help in the main event at 4pm.

San Sebastian Stags versus Angeles University Foundation Great Danes

The Sports Minded: Baste by nine points

Another day at the office for Jimbo and company.

KC13: Baste by double digits

too talented to lose against the struggling Angeles squad. Baste will roll to their 10th win in a row.

On Point: SSC by 15

No need for how’s and What’s on this one. Lest, coach Ato decides to rest his starting five, just cause. lol

Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers versus Perpetual Help Altas

The Sports Minded: JRU by 16 points

After being overwhelmed by San Beda in their last outing in the first round, the Bombers just won’t allow two consecutive defeats.

KC13: JRU by double-figures

Depsite lackluster performances against the other top two teams , the Bombers are out to prove that they’re legit and guess what? Perpetual Help is not one of the two teams.

On Point: JRU by 10

Off-target the last time out, the Bombers look to re-focus and this time against the Altas. Well, bombs away. They just can’t afford another loss.