Thursday, January 31, 2013

STI College Malolos and Global City win

Pineda on the attack

STI College Malolos turned to its running game to stymie the returning STI College Munoz-EDSA 102 – 65.  Abram Pineda anchored the Malolos cagers fastbreak run as he scored 32 big points with most of them coming in the first and third quarter to spark their run and give them more distance against their opponents.  The Bulacan based cagers scored 28 first quarter points, 27 2nd quarter points  and another 29 in the third canto to showcase the offensive power of Malolos team which is seeking to improve on its third place finish last year. 

Arvin Detubio - smooth as silk

Former Junior Olympians Arvin Detubio and Carlo Jimenez were also instrumental in giving STI College Malolos a good run as Detubio scored 16 points while Jimenez added six points but dished out nine assists which were mostly lead passes to Pineda and Detubio.  Leading the comebacking STI College Munoz-Edsa team is Rizaldy Binibini who scored 15 points while Mark Bolaolao and Frederick Cruz added 14 and 12 points respectively.

In the lone close game of the day, the STI College Global City squad leaned on the clutch shooting of Michael de Belen to escape with an 81 – 77 win over another comebacking team, STI College Las Piñas.  After seeing the first three games end in routs, the Global City squad raced to several double digit leads and went into the fourth quarter with a nine point lead and threatening to put the game beyond recall.

 Lontoc scores

Just when everyone thought that the Global City squad was about to pull away, STI College Las Pinas through Cris John Jutie and Kristian Dimaano orchestrated an amazing comeback as the duo combined for 25 fourth quarter points to turn to turn a  49 – 58 deficit into a 67 – 62 lead with three minutes remaining in the game.  After calling a time out, the Global City team turned to Junior Olympian Jim Lontoc who sank a three pointer while de Belen added another one to give them the upperhand once again 68 - 67.  While Jutie and Dimaano had their way once again while rookie Jeremy Bungar scored on two clutch hits this time.  

Jutie scored 14 4th qtr pts

Then both teams refused to wilt under pressure as Jutie scored four points and Dimaano five points as he gave the elad once again to the Las Pinas team  76 – 74 with a three pointer over de Belen.  Not to be intimidated, Global City guard  Jeremy Bungar scored four points when Lontoc and De Belen were covered well by the Las pinas defense to give them a one point lead 77 - 76.  De Belen then iced the game with three free throws as Jutie missed one to give the Global City team their first victory this year.

3rd Game
Pineda 32, Detubio 16, Sumeracruz 12, Marcelo 8, Victoria 8, Catahan 6, Hernandez 6, Jimenez 6, Managat 4, Ecleo 2, Cruz 2

Binibini 15, Baloaloa 14, Cruz 12, Honrubia 8, Lopez 5, Clavero 4, Rojas 3, Blanco 2, Rialubin 2, Pangan 0

28 – 14, 55 – 33, 84 – 48, 102 – 65

4th Game
Lontoc 19, de Belen 13, Epa 11, Manzano 9, Pangilinan 9, Bungar 8, Sultan 5, Barbero 3, Aquino 2, Norte 2, Lucban 0, Bernal 0, Lagrimas 0,

Jutie 32, Dimaano 26, Bongabong 10, Rodriguez 4, Limpin 3, Enolpe 2, Acuña 0, Razon 0, Rocha 0, Sanchez 0

 15 – 14, 41 – 28, 58 – 49, 81 - 77

STI College Santa Rosa & Balagtas win opener

Del Rosario scores

Three time defending champion STI College Santa Rosa was rusty in the first three minutes but eventually fended off the tight stand of STI College Caloocan to come out with a masterful 104 – 57 win at the start of the 13th season of the STI Basketball Showdown.  Leading the three time defending champs is Aldrin Del Rosario who scored the tournament’s first three points. He would later score another three pointer to lead all scorers with 12 points in a balanced performance by the Santa Rosa dribblers.

Espiritu floats

All fifteen players sent in by Coach Leo Callado of STI College Santa Rosa scored with veterans Mark Arzola and Kenneth Batiquin adding 10 points each for a balanced Santa Rosa attack.  Reb Maunahan, Dean Fudotan and Addis Lizen on the other hand combined each dished out four assists each to show the unselfishness of the Laguna based champions. Reenan Sayao on the other blocked three shots. On the other hand, Kevin Bautista scored 9 points to lead the Caloocan dribblers who has improved from their last year’s performance.

Andres for two

Likewise winning by a mile and showing that they are again on a collission course with the defending champs is last year’s 1st Runner up STI College Balagtas. The bulacan based cagers used their superb defense to fend off a spirited stand by the vastly improved STI College Novaliches team to beat them 89 - 68.  Rookie Andres topscored for the Balagtas cagers as he scored a game high 24 together with 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. The Novaliches team was led by former junior Olympian Charlon Untalan who scored 22 points.

 Untalan on the drive

Del Rosario 12, Arzola 10, Batiquin 10, Almoro 9, Maunahan 8, Sayao 8, Salazar 7, Romero 7, Ferrer 6, Fudotan 6, Guerrero 6, Caraan 5, Almodovar 4, Lizen 4, Mamaed 2,

Bautista 9, Dantis 8, Inocencio 8, Carcueva 6, Espiritu 6, Abin 4, Lansang 4, Sergioa 4, Alonzo 3, Argamosa 2, Diaz 2, Buenaflor 1, Roldan 0, Evangelista 0

26 - 18, 60 - 26, 80 - 39, 104 – 57

2nd Game:

Andres 24, Miranda 12, Libastida 10, Guhiting 10, Hernandez 8, Asuncion 8, Dipasupil 6, San Pedro 5, Macapagal 4, Gumatay 2,

Untalan 22, Ariola 13, Turingan 9, Cuenca 6, Manara 5, Abuel 4, Mallari 4, Dagondong 3, Artigulo 2, Shearer 0, Yco 0

Quarter scores:
21 – 21, 45 – 35, 67 – 47,  89 – 68

Loose ball action

13th STI Basketball Showdown opens

Opening Prayer

The STI College Basketball showdown opened its 13th season this year with eight teams joining the league.  After two tumultuous years that saw membership go down, the league is back to eight teams once again with three time defending champion STI College Santa Rosa leading the field. Other teams that joined are STI College Balagtas, STI College Global City, STI College Caloocan, STI College Novaliches, last year’s surprise team STI College Malolos and returnees STI College Munoz-Edsa and STI College Las Piñas.

Here are some highlights of the STI Basketball showdown opening ceremonies.

STI College Caloocan 

 STI College Global City

 STI College Las Piñas

 STI College Muñoz-Edsa

 STI College Novaliches

STI College Santa Rosa

Providing inspiration were the  STI Muses

The best muse goes to Ms. Jamaiza Paz , 
1st year Tourism student from STI College Global City

The oath of Sportsmanship

 The Singing of the STI Hymn