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Magnolia kicks off with a victory

The Magnolia Beverage Masters slammed the youthful Air21 Express 121-112 in the opener of the 2007-08 PBA Conference.

Absent from the previous conference to take part of the RP team, Danny Seigle and Dondon Hontiveros made their presence felt as they exploded with 28 and 15 point respectively.

Well, obviously the wining team carries much experience so the outcome is not really a shocker.

 

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But anyway, it’s great to watchtwo of my favorite cagers, Seigle and Fonacier play in the same team. Magnolia for the championship. biased! Lol.

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SMC-RP attains 9th place in FIBA-Asia

Though team Pilipinas failed to get the Olympic basketball dream for the country, that didn’t stop to continue playing their hearts out as they managed to get straight victories to win the consolation round of the FIBA-Asia tournament beating the national team of China 78-76 to capture the 9th place.

 

Danny Seigle led the team exploding with 20 points while Kelly Williams gave another impressive performance with 14 points.

 

As said, winning the 9th place is a great consolation for team Pilipinas, still nursing the fresh wound of losing the Olympic chance in the preliminaries.

 

The team learned a lot from the tournament. They should use their mistakes so that the in the next Olympic qualifiers they could have better chances of winning. And we hopefully change the rules in PBA so that Filipino cagers would be more familiar with the International rules.

 

Team is set to return on Monday.

 

** picture from FIBA.com

SMC-RP vying for 9th place in FIBA

Despite the heartbreaking lose to Jordan that ended the team’s Olympic chances,  San Miguel Pilipinas clipped the national team of India 104-69 for their second consecutive win in the consolation round of the FIBA-Asia tournament in Tokushima.

It might be the wrong time to step up in the matches as Danny Seigle, who just recovered from his injuries and was a bit rusty in the preliminaries, exploded with 23 points. Gabe Norwood giving the same amount as well. If only Seigle got his groove back earlier.. sigh.

Team Pilipinas is now at the top of the third bracket of the tournament, along with Syria, India and Kuwait, all fighting for the 9th place.

Jordan ends SMC-RP’s Olympic bid

It was a bitter pill to swallow. A real heartbreaker. It is the end for the losing team of the match.

Unfortunately the Philippine National Basketball team is still not fully equipped as they take on the road to the ‘Olympic Dream’ as Jordan eliminates San Miguel Pilipinas 84-76 in the FIBA-Asia.

SMC-RP’s ‘Olympic Dream’ didn’t really turn out as a nightmare. The Filipino cagers worked really hard and did their best and that’s a good consolation.

Maybe next time we could see a Philippine Basketball team in the Olympics. Maybe next time we could see a more competitive National team where we could see the likes of Arwind Santos, Larry Fonacier, Enrico Villanueva, Jervy Cruz and Yousif Aljamal… I say put more pure pinoys in the team right?

I never liked Chot Reyes. Don’t know why, I just do.

Jimmy Alapag was great, I was really impressed with his performance. As well as Kelly Williams. Gabe Norwood’s good but he’s still young. Mark Caguioa, Asi Taulava and Dondon Hontiveros, they’re great too. Danny Seigle didn’t get much action though, still a bit rusty because the injury but I’m still a fan. Jayjay Helterbrand and Kerby Raymundo got their share of the spotlight. Mick Pennisi, Erik Menk and Renren Ritualo didn’t get much action as well. I think I mentioned all of them.

But hey, they tried right? And let’s just hope we’ll get it next time. Keep supporting them. Win or lose.

 

** picture from FIBA.com

SMC-RP off to a bad start in FIBA-Asia

The national team of Iran defeated San Miguel Pilipinas 75-69 in the opening of the FIBA-Asia.

 

Team Philippines struggled throughout the game losing six key players in the run. Dondon Hontiveros was ejected for an unsportsmanship foul, Mark Caguioa and Gabe Norwood fouled out, and Asi Taulava, Danny Seigle and Jimmy Alapag for injuries. Aside from that, a referee called a technical at the Philippine bench giving the other team the advantage.

 

It was a rough start for team Philippines and in order to get through this tournament they must win in the succeeding matches against China and Jordan.

FIBA-Asia schedule

The tournament starts on Saturday, July 28. The following is the schedule of Team Philippines in the Preliminary round, where SMC-RP is part of Group A:

July 28 (Sat) – RP VS Iran

July 29 (Sun) – RP VS China

July 30 (Mon) – RP VS Jordan

 

Schedule of the next round will be announced after the preliminary round – of course.

Let’s all support team San Miguel Pilipinas!!

For the “Olympic Dream”!!

 

**Danny Seigle will play in the tournament. Good news.

Seigle part of the final line-up for FIBA?

A few days ago I’ve read in a newspaper that top player Danny Seigle will most likely play in the upcoming pre-Olympic basketball qualifier in Tokushima, Japan and that he had completely recovered from his injuries.

He was also seen in action along with SMC-RP against Kuwait – a game that I’m not really aware of thanks to my recent Harry Potter madness.

FIBA-ASIA will open on Saturday, July 28 where team Pilipinas will face the national team of China, Iran and Jordan as part of Group A. As we all know, the winner of the said tournament will be Asia’s representative in the upcoming Olympics.

Team Philippines coach Chot Reyes will disclose the final 12 cager line-up who will go to Tokushima in the eve of the said tournament.

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On the other hand, the Alaska Aces bagged the PBA Fiesta Conference Cup where they defeated Talk and Text. Great game, but I’m a San Miguel fan… so yeah.

Philippines end 29th Jones Cup with bronze, prepares for the pre-Olympic qualifier

After their consecutive big wins from Iran, Chinese Taipei and last from Qatar 88-80, lady luck slips team San Miguel Pilipinas from her hands as tailender Kazakhstan slammed a vicious 90-107 victory in the last day of the 29th William Jones Cup International Basketball Tournament held in Taiwan.

Jordan, defeated by team Japan in the last day, got their first taste of the gold, meanwhile Lebanon received the silver and the Philippines with a 5-4 record tumbled in fifth for the bronze to tie with USA, Chinese taipei, Iran and Korea.

In their last match, James Yap injured his right ankles after a bad fall in the second half with 5 minutes left in the regulation. He was carried by Asi Taulava out the court.

Team Pilipinas started out strong but after Dondon Hontiveros and Jimmy Alapag both sank two triples in the third half, the game was tied 55-all for the last time. The “Filipinos” (or should I say Fil-Ams) then lost their sparks failing to catch up to Kazakhstan as they stab a shooting fest.

SMC-RP should have won the silver but team Kazakhstan denied it.

Though they failed to end the tournament in a winning streak, SMC-RP proved that they have learned from their mistakes in their games against silver holder Lebanon and the young team of Japan, both of which they should have won.

They have managed to take advantage of their speed thus creating effective combinations in the court, this shows a great foundation on July 28 for the FIBA-Asia which will determine Asia’s representative for the Olympics.

But before the pre-Olympic qualifying tournament in Tokushima, the Filipinos will get an appetizer of the said tournament as the Philippines will host a four-nation invitational with China, Syria and Lebanon from July 12-15.

Team Philippines will face China, Iran and Jordan in Tokushima, thus the road to the “Olympic Dream” begins.

** Danny Seigle was seen sitting at the benches along with team Philippines in their last two games at the 29th Jones Cup. It seems that he had recovered from his injury. If he will take part in the FIBA-Asia, we will have higher chances.