Thursday, December 29, 2011

PCCL Championship Match

December 15 - Thursday
Arena, San Juan

PCCL Winner-take-All Championship Game

Golden Stags Take Down the Blue Eagles
73 - 67

[Outrebound Ateneo 54-33]

 Here are some random photos:

 Rebound !
Abueva leads ALL rebounders with 17.

 Rebound !

and Rebound !!!

 Kirk Long, suiting up as a Blue Eagles for the last time,
has to bleed for all his 11 martkers.  He is top scorer for Ateneo.
Here, he is forced to kick out the ball because of Calvin Abueva's D.
[above and below]

In his last Blue Eagle game too, Eman Monfort scores 8 points, 
dishes out 2 assists and steals the ball 4X.

Bacon Austria, on the other hand, hardly breaks a sweat, 
as he is given only 2 minutes playing time by Coach Norman.

 Greg Slaughter manages only 5 rebounds and 10 points.

 San Sebastian's top three scorers - Sangalang, Abueva, and del Rio [#17] 
[seen above - guarding Salva and below - scoring from the perimeter]
combine for 49 points.
Ateneo's top three - Long, Tiongson, and Slaughter combine for 32.

In turnover points the Golden Stags have 22 to Ateneo's 6 !
The Stags are ahead in steals, too, with 8.  Ateneo steals only 4 times.

- Nightmare for Nico -
Salva scores only 5 points on 2-12 [16%] shooting.
[+ 1 free throw made]

- Ian, The Man, Sangalang [#10] -
Aside from scoring 19 points [photo above and below] -
Sangalang hauls down 15 rebounds, and 8 of them are offensive.

  - A hard-earned, well-deserved MVP trophy for Sangalang -

- Ian thanks the Lord -

- Manong and Child -
[Calvin and Calvin James]

- The Unstoppable Stag - 
[next 10 photos]

Bravo Baste !!! - Bravo !!!

Congratulations Coach Topex !!!
I'm happy for you and your boys !

brosi gonzales

PBA Twinbill Wednesday

PBA Twinbill
December 14 - Wednesday
Araneta Coliseum

[Talk n Text - 81        Barako Bull -79]

I'll let the next few photos speak for themselves:

Miller converts a trey to cut the lead to 2 !
Time down to 28.5 seconds !

As fate would have it -
Tropang Texters turn the ball around, 
giving possession to the resurgent Barako Bulls.
And . . . in the ensuing play

Miller scores a twinner !
It ties the game with 23.4 ticks left !!!

Texters call time . . .

Who do the Texters go to ?
Who else but #17 ---> Jayson Castro.

From the top of the key, Castro takes it to the whole . . .

and converts !! . . .
[Unfortunately, I don't capture the ball in the photo, My Bad]
winning the game for TnT !! - 
whilst knocking the Barako Bulls out of contention.

Whatta Game !!!

Jayson Castro registers 80% 3-pt. shooting [4-5] , 50% 2-pt. shooting [6-12],
and 72.2% free throw shooting [8-11] ! That's about 65% [and upwards] shooting !!  

[more match photos to be added soon]

brosi gonzales

[Powerade - 97          B-Meg - 88]

As expected, B-Meg relies on Yap to lead the Llamados to victory.
[7-frame sequence below]

But Yap's efforts [he scores 21] are not enough. The Powerade Tigers score a higher field goal and free throw percentage.  The Tigers also have 7 steals to the Lamados' 5 and 27 assists to the Llamados' 20.  At the half, Powerade is ahead by 11 [50-39] and at the start of the 4th, still ahead [albeit by only eight - 79-71].  Everyone knows the crowd favorite is B-Meg - statwise too, the advantage is with the Llamados - but Bo Perasol's boy's show a mental toughness that carries them through 48 minutes of tough playoff basketball.  Gotta hand it to the Tigers.  Now, this win sets up a Win-or-go-Home Knockout game between the Tigers and Llamados for the following Sunday, December 18.

 Gary David [in white] drills in 32 big ones.
He shoots a whopping 9-11 [81.8%] from 2-pt. range
and a decent 4-10 [40%] from rainbow country.

Marcio Lassiter adds 24.

Doug Kramer chips in 10 points - but his biggest contribution comes in the rebounding department.  Kramer hauls down 13.  Notice how Doug,
on the left in the photo below, takes care of business 
[after an Urbiztondo miss] and controls the defensive boards.
[9-frame sequence below]

Llamados  P.J. Simon, Marc Pingris, and Kerby Raymundo score 16, 13, and 10 points respectively. Kerby hauls down 9 rebounds while Marc gets 8.

 P.J. Simon [#8] lays it in.

  Kerby Raymundo [#5] streches.

 Marc Pingris [#15] brushes JV Casio aside.

  It begs the question -Who wants it more ?? 
Who is going home after Dec.18 ?

 brosi gonzales