Triangle Offense

NCAA Wednesday (August 26) Predictions by _celestial
August 26, 2009, 1:29 pm
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Someone’s birthday is today. EHEM. But we should all get back to work after a lazy tuesday. Shall we?

San Beda and JRU, two teams who have since trailed behind San Sebastian’s flawless records, try to come withing striking distance as they square off against hopefuls Emilio Aguinaldo College and St. Benilde, who both are in a threat of early elimination as the competion starts to heat up.

The Lions shoot for their eight straight win, nine overall, at 4pm today after suffering their lone loss over the Stags. The Bombers, on the other hand, aim to bolster their bid later at two, after a busy nine-day lay off.

The Blazers, meanwhile, have to whip past all of their remaining assigments to atleast get a shot at the coveted final four spot.


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The Sports Minded: JRU by eight points.

The Blazers mgith give the Bombers a bit of a test but the kalentong based squad wants to gain momentum going into the final four.

KC13: JRU by six points.

Their ain’t going to be stompin’ later (pardon my twang, lol), but the Bombers will likely prevail over the Blazers.

On Point: JRU by nine points.

If Marc Cagoco doesn’t shoot too much more that the stats can count, JRU is at its best. the bombers must take their time on offense to better utilize their good half court game.

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The Sports Minded: San Beda by 12 points.

All the Generals can do is give a decent fight maybe up to the third by Beda will be just due for another blow out game.

KC13: San Beda by 10 points.

Sudan Daniels will definitely make his presence known in this game, alright.

On Point: San Beda by 13 points.

San Beda’s gameplan must start with their big man. Once they score down low, open outside shots will follow and that’s all she wrote.


Knights, Chiefs rout foes by On Point
August 19, 2009, 10:11 pm
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Letran reasserted its mastery over Emilio Aguinaldo College with a 92-66 rout in the 85th NCAA  Men’s basketball competition at the Arena in San Juan.

The Knights demolished their foe on both ends of the floor led by veteran RJ Jazul who played unselfish basketball with 21 points, five boards and nine dimes.

The win improved their card to 6-4, to share the fourth spot with the Chiefs, who won against the Blazers in the second game, 82-72.

Gio Ciriacruz showed why he is the Chiefs leader with a monstrous double-double of 31 points and 16 boards.

The Generals and the Blazers meanwhile, dropped to 2-9 and 4-6 respectively.

Small man plays big as Chiefs blast Danes by On Point

Diminutive guard Leonard Anquilo unleashed 20 big points to help Arellano cruise past Angeles U, 96-77 and stay in the hunt for a coveted final four spot yesterday in the 85th Season of the NCAA at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Anquilo, who is the smallest man in the league at 5-feet (no exaggeration), proved to be too quick for his defenders as he ran circles around whoever got in the way.

The fleet-footed guard also wowed the crowd with his shooting ability that propelled the Chiefs to their second consecutive win and fourth overall in eight stints.

Meanwhile, Perpetual Help scored a close win over Emilio Aguinaldo College, 86-79, to end its first round campaign at 3-6.

Young gun Chris Elopre fired a team-high 19 points and had four steals for the Altas, who dealt the Generals their seventh loss in nine outings.

NCAA Wednesday (August 11) predictions. by _celestial
August 12, 2009, 1:25 am
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There is nothing too big in today’s NCAA games, as three cellar dwellers and a lone contender slug it out against respective opponents to kick off the last phase of the first round eliminations ending on Friday.

However, it will be an all important day for both the University of Perpetual Help Altas and the Emilio Aguinaldo Generals as they try to atleast end their sorry first round campaign in a winning note. After today’s game, one will drop to 2-7.

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If Perp U’s Raffy Ynion, who has a solid knack for taking ill-advised shots, goes into his trigger-happy mode and tries to shoot the lights out to no avail, Emilio Aguinaldo Generals might just be the clear winners. However, if even Ynion’s improbable attempts miraculously start going in, it might be an entirely different story.

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Meanwhile, Arellano U (3-4), a guest team who actually has a chance of snatching a coveted quarterfinals berth, will likely prevail over the spellbound Angeles U Great Danes (1-7) in the 4pm tiff to intensify their race to the Final 4 before they end the first round. Celada and Ciriacruz, who both have been the cornerstone of the Chiefs’ offense, are expected to come up with big numbers to keep this game away.

EAC by seven points.

Arellano by double digits.