FIBA Asian Qualifiers 2019 World Cup News: Gilas Pilipinas will battle a full strength Australia Boomers tomorrow Thursday minus ace Filipino Jayson Castro William. Castro recently injured his ankle during a game with Talk N Text KaTropa against Phoenix Fuel Masters last February 7 in the PBA. Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas will have to shoulder the pointguard duties for the FIBA Asian Qualifiers to the 2019 World Cup as Jio Jalalon was also relegated to the reserved list.
UAAP Finals 2017 News: Ateneo Blue Eagles took Game 1 of UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals over the De La Salle Green Archers, 76-70, this Saturday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Thirdy Ravena and the Nieto brothers led a balanced Blue Eagles attack to upset the breakout game of Archer Aljun Melecio, who dropped 24 points in Game 1. Ravena powered ADMU with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists, while Mark and Mike Nieto contributed 11 respectively.
FIBA World Qualifiers 2017 News: Jayson Castro William’s all-game heroics lifted Gilas Pilipinas over a game Japan NT, 77-71, to register a win in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers 2017 at the Komazawa Olympic Park in Tokyo this Friday. Castro spearheaded Pilipinas Basketball with 20 big points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists, while Andray Blatche chimed-in 13 buckets and 12 caroms for RP Five.
UAAP News 2017: FEU Tamaraws pierced the Ateneo Blue Eagles, 80-67 in their UAAP Final Four showdown this Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. The stunned Blue Eagles never recovered starting from the third quarter as the Morayta dribblers made a 9-0 run to build a huge 12-point lead, 52-40 in the third quarter. Ron Dennison led the fiery Tamaraws with 17 points and 8 rebounds, while former Eagles Arvin Tolentino chipped-in 13 baskets.
NCAA 2017 News: The San Beda Red Lions cracked the Lyceum Pirates, 92-82, to record their 21st NCAA Men’s basketball championship title at the Araneta Coliseum. Robert Bolick wowed the 14,693 watching fans with his 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Donald Tankoua also made waves with his monstrous 17 markers and 17 caroms, while David Potts chipped-in 15 baskets.
UAAP News 2017: De La Salle University Green Archers froze the blitzkrieg of Ateneo De Manila Blue Eagles, 79-76, to end the UAAP Season 80 rivals showdown at the Smart Araneta Coliseum late yesterday. Ben Mbala led the Archers with 28 points, 19 rebounds, 6 blocks and steals, while Ricci Rivero chipped-in 21 markers for La Salle.
PBA News: PBA scoring machine Terrence Romeo of Globalport Batang Pier is reportedly on the trading block. In a published report by Musong Castillo (PDI), it cited an unimpeachable source confirming that Romeo requested to be traded out from Globaport since the Commissioner’s Cup. Batang Pier is reportedly looking for a possible deal with Meralco Bolts to ship Romeo to the MVP-owned franchise in exchange for Chris Newsome and Baser Amer.
Smart Araneta Coliseum
SEABA 2017 Result Philippines 97 Indonesia 64 May 18 2017.
Game final score: Gilas 5.0 crushed Indonesia NT 97-64.