Sablan: UST will be one of the top teams next season

first_imgLATEST STORIES How to help the Taal evacuees The Growling Tigers missed 21 of their 38 free throw attempts and turned the ball over 25 times allowing the Red Warriors to capitalize for 33 easy points off those miscues.Sablan said those errors would be easily fixed if UST had enough maturity that would complement its fighting spirit.UST stared at a 15-point margin, 52-37, in the second quarter and it slowly chipped away at the deficit going tit-for-tat with UE up until fourth quarter before Alvin Pasaol landed the haymaker in the with 22 seconds left that put the Red Warriors up 94-91.“The fighting spirit is there, and we just have to improve on one thing and that is maturity,” said Sablan in Filipino. “I can’t blame my players or I can’t put them in a bad light because they are doing their jobs.”ADVERTISEMENT Qatar World Cup head say blockade poses ‘no risk’ to event MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas stumbled into a tragic 0-7 start in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, a first time for the storied school since the Final Four era began.Yet head coach Boy Sablan refuses to dwell on the negativity and instead looked on the brighter things ahead for the once mighty Growling Tigers.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed DAY6 is for everybodycenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m positive next year these guys will be one of the best teams of the UAAP,” said Sablan Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena after losing 96-91 to University of the East.READ: Winner at last as UE picks up first victory, sends UST to 0-7FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“This will be an intact team next year with only Jeepy Faundo leaving. Hopefully these setback will inspire us to improve more.”But UST’s 0-7 start could’ve been prevented if not for several glaring statistics against the Red Warriors. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidelast_img read more

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BASKETBALL: PCC FALCARRAGH’S DOUBLE WIN IN FOLENS TOURNAMENT

first_imgPCC Falcarragh Win Folens 1st year Basketball FinalsPCC Falcarragh claimed the Folens 1st Yr. Boys basketball tournament at the Aura on Friday last as they proved too skilful and sharp for a gutsy and athletic Errigal college team.Emmanuel Appaih got Errigal off to a good start when he netted after 20 seconds. Paul Doherty, who was a constant thorn in the Errigal side, replied soon after showing good composure after a nice drive to the basket. Errigal soon restored the lead when Devine Okorogi scored from the edge of the key. PCC soon regained the lead through Doherty, whilst the impressive Nigel Duncan scored twice for Errigal. Okorogi again netted from close in this time as PCC’s powerful forward Kyron Glennon showed great delight in replying with two baskets off offensive rebounds as the Falcarragh schools grip on the game began to take hold. Adam Boyle stretched their lead as the now on fire Doherty scored began to catch fire with a further three baskets to make the score 17-6 after the first quarter. The second quarter began with two fresh fives as is customary for basketball at this level and it proved a much more cagey affair. PCC at this stage had a foothold on the game and based their gameplan on a solid defence. Appaih neatly scored two baskets and a free throw during this period as PCC got into foul trouble with a few ill timed reach ins. Despite Enoch Nyarmo also netting from the free throw line the seasiders maintained their impressive, though now shortened lead through a brace from the elusive Ultan Boyle and baskets from Andrew Doohan and Paraic Sweeney. Half time score 25-9.With the Letterkenny lads now facing an uphill struggle it was in this third quarter that Falcarragh started to press home. Glennon again scored twice as Doherty really tore the hearts from the Errigal college. Time and again they pulled out wide leaving space for point guard Paul Doherty to use his ball handling skills to great effect as he constantly drove at the opposition defence. During this time he added with a tidy ten points. Errigal college refused to lie down however John Ward scoring just inside the three point line, Okorogi with a brace and the impressive Duncan netting another six points. It was a case of the clichéd too little too late as PCC emerged fully deserving winners sparking off jubilant celebrations at full time and they truly celebrated in style.It was commendable to see the high standards that these boys displayed in their first year in school and the spirit in which the game was played and this was helped by the way in which referee Billy Banda conducted the game.Teams; PCC:Fionn Mac Fhionnaighle, Neil Kelly, Shane Corless, PJ Doogan, Diarmuid Coyle, Andrew Doohan (2), Paul Doherty (21), Adam Boyle (3) Ultan Boyle (4), Paraic Sweeney (2), Micheál Mc Hugh, Kyron Glennon (11), Jason Wilkinson. Coach: Stephen Doohan. Errigal College: Enoch Nyarko (1), Dominick Dwyer, Devine Okorogi (8), Anthony Foy, Conor Faul, Jerry Obi, Emmanuel Appaih (7), John Ward (2), Nathan Jordan (14), Nigel Duncan (9).PCC Falcarragh Capture Girls Folens Basketball TitleThe Aura leisure centre was the venue for the Folens First Year Basketball finals day last Friday. P.C.C Falcarragh met local rivals Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair.Clearly P.C.C were the stronger side from the early stages, however the final score 26-10 does not reflect the battle that PSGD created with their strong defence.After the first quarter the score board read 18-0 in favour of P.C.C. The PSGD girls battled it out showing tremendous defence in all of the last three quarters allowing P.C.C to score only 8 points after the first quarters. Both schools and their teachers must be commended on their performances. The atmosphere was electric.Many thanks to the Aura leisure centre for letting us use their facilities and Billy who refereed.A special thanks to Folens Book Company for supplying the cup.BASKETBALL: PCC FALCARRAGH’S DOUBLE WIN IN FOLENS TOURNAMENT was last modified: May 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BASKETBALL: PCC FALCARRAGH’S DOUBLE WIN IN FOLENS TOURNAMENTlast_img read more

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Yank Comeback Beats Jays, 4-3

first_imgNEW YORK — With a chance to ice a win for knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, the Toronto Blue Jays’ bullpen froze up.Chase Headley hit a tiebreaking single that deflected off the wrist of reliever Brett Cecil, and the New York Yankees rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to beat Toronto 4-3 in chilly conditions April 8.“We imploded,” Manager John Gibbons said. “Wind-blown hit, then we hit a couple of guys.”Michael Pineda pitched six solid innings for the Yankees, who improved to 30-6 at home against the Blue Jays since May 24, 2011. Jacoby Ellsbury scored twice and reached base safely all four times up.New York took advantage of mistakes by Toronto’s bullpen, fighting back from a two-run deficit for its first victory of the season after the 40-year-old Dickey tossed 6 1-3 effective innings.“Shoot, he was great. Cold weather, drizzle to start things off, you never know how it’s going to be. But he was great,” Gibbons said. “We coughed it up.”In front of New York’s smallest crowd for a home game in 11 years, Andrew Miller worked a perfect ninth in his Yankees debut for the second save of his career.Toronto pushed its lead to 3-1 in the eighth when Jose Bautista scored on a throwing error by catcher Brian McCann. But the bullpen couldn’t hold it.Pinch-hitter Chris Young opened the bottom half with a bloop double that eluded rookie second baseman Devon Travis. Ellsbury singled, and Aaron Loup (0-1) loaded the bases when he hit Brett Gardner with a pitch.“It was a fastball in, and it got away,” Loup said.Young scored on a wild pitch by Cecil, who forced in the tying run when he plunked McCann with a pitch. Headley then hit a one-hopper that caromed off Cecil’s right wrist and past shortstop to give the Yankees a 4-3 lead.In retrospect, Gibbons and Cecil both thought it was probably a double-play ball if the pitcher didn’t touch it. “I thought it was coming a little slower than it was,” Cecil said.Dellin Betances (1-0) got the win.Many players wore knit hats and hooded sweat shirts during batting practice, and the game began in a steady drizzle on a 44-degree night at a mostly empty Yankee Stadium. The announced crowd of 31,020 was New York’s smallest at home since Sept. 23, 2004, at the old ballpark across 161st street.The rain soon stopped, but the wind picked up and the raw chill never dissipated. Pitching in short sleeves, Pineda held the Blue Jays to two runs and six hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked one.(MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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