Triangle Offense

San Sebastian, San Beda outduel foes; UAAP Saturday (August 22) Predictions by _celestial
August 22, 2009, 12:20 am
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San Sebastian zoomed to its 11th straight win while San Beda busted out of a slow start to notch the hardfought W in the NCAA games today.

The Stags, led by Jimbo Aquino’s 18-point peformance, remain at helm after they dealt another sorry defeat to the Perpetual Help Altas 80-70, following the 76-54 drubbing last July 23. Carl Abueva added 16 for San Sebastian.

The Lions, meanwhile, remain in close second behind San Sebastian after trouncing the Mapua Cardinals, 84-75. Thanks to Pascual’s stellar second half performance, finishing with 19 points.

On to tomorrow’s UAAP game predictions.

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The Sports Minded: Adamson by seven points.

Falcons will bounce back this time against the Bulldogs. No upset this time around.

KC13: NU by five points.

It’s hard to predict when you know both teams are trying so hard to stay afloat especially in this crucial part of the season. Knowing that both teams have the capability to explode, it will definitely boil down to who excecutes their plays well.

On Point: Adamson by six points.

Falcons over Bulldogs especially when Adamson just came from a big win over La Salle while NU continues to struggle.

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The Sports Minded: La Salle by eight points.

This is tough, three straight defeat for Franz and the gang but UP is a capable opponent. Pumaren won’t lose four in a row. If La Salle lose this one, they can kiss the final four goodbye.

KC13: La Salle by 10 points.

La Salle needs toughen up on the defensive end knowing how capable UP is, especially its shooters. The Archers desperately need to win this one to stay in contention, and something tells me Coach Franz Pumaren will not allow the boys to just lose it like that—not on his watch.

On Point: UP by five points.

Don’t hate on me when I say UP will win over DLSU this time around, Why? ’cause the Archers are just off-target as of late; they play inconsistent basketball. Meanwhile, the Maroons have the guns to fire off an upset. They are pesky on defense and streaky on offense, their big problem though, is turnovers, silly TO’s. You can limit turnovers but never inconsistency– it’s a disease.


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.

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.