1ST Marielle Basketball League

first_imgIn the elimination round, AsiaLink swept all their matches against Voiceless Marielle, Filominians Villa, Team Protech, GVCS and Medicare arming them with a twice-to-beat incentive in the semifinals.However, AsiaLink did not seem to need the incentive as they blew past Team Protech in the semifinals, setting up a gold medal match with Voiceless Marielle Warriors.In the gold medal match, AsiaLink needed to withstand a tough challenge from Voiceless Marielle Warriors before eking out with a 77-73 victory to complete its unbeaten run in the month-long tournament.Cedie Eraga was the high point man for AsiaLink in the finals with 23 points, while Denry Rodriguez and Alexander Parcon had 16 and 10 points, respectively. Jay-R Seguia carried the fight for Warriors with 28 markers.Also part of the winning team are Roque Dupa, Arfie Orbita, Raymark Arguelles, Kent Quitayen, Jade Bryan Jardio, Jay-R Samones, Jake Fuertes, Bryan Andrade, Adrian Iargo, Ian Doce and Chester Militar.With the tournament now done, Punzalan said his players now shift their focus on IDC’s campaign in the tertiary level of the Iloilo Schools Sports Association Basketball Meet.IDC advanced to the best-of-three finals of the ISSA Meet where they will battle top-seed John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) starting on Monday at the Western Institute of Technology Gym.“Yes we are in the finals of the ISSA Meet so the players cannot relax pa and, in fact, we are now working double time in terms of our training dahil John B. is not a push over,” Punzalan said.“Good thing lang at we were able to participate in Marielle League where we were able to battle with some experienced players. Malaking tulong din ‘yun sa development ng mga players namin,” he added.“I am just hoping that the players can carry the momentum of our win here in Marielle League sa ISSA Meet. We have a good coach naman for IDC in coach Gerardo (Mosquera) so I am confident we can keep in step with John B.,” he concluded./PN ASIALINK-Iloilo Doctors College withstood all their opponents to clinch the championship of the 1st Marielle V. Basketball League held recently at the La Paz Plaza Gym in La Paz, Iloilo City.While it seemed to be a walk in a park for the squad after sweeping their elimination round matches and also winning their semifinals and finals matches, head coach Philip Doce Punzalan said otherwise.“Akala lang siguro ng iba na madali lang dahil na-sweep namin ‘yung mga opponents namin. But the team prepared hard for each of the match. Talagang pinaghandaan namin,” Punzalan told the Buzzer Beater.He added: “We are just fortunate that all of our hard work, our extra training and planning worked on our favor. And also it also helped na almost half of my players were from IDC so blending the team chemistry was not that hard.”last_img read more

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Carter, Chase give Barbados Pride second win

first_imgCAVE HILL, Barbados (CMC) – Jonathan Carter and Test batsman Roston Chase carved out half-centuries as title-holders Barbados Pride marched to their second win of the Regional Super50 with a comfortable seven-wicket victory over English County Hampshire here yesterday.Asked to chase an uncomplicated 228 at 3Ws Oval, Pride overcame a stuttering start to reach their target in the 47th over, and follow up their convincing win over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force on Tuesday’s opening day.Left-hander Jonathan Carter, adjudged Man-of-the-Match, was at the forefront of the run chase, stroking a classy unbeaten 92 while Chase was also in fine nick with an unbeaten 87.The pair put on 168 in an unbroken fourth-wicket stand which pulled Pride around from the discomfort of 63 for three in the 16th over.Sent in earlier, Hampshire rallied from 29 for three in the 14th over to reach 227 for seven off their 50 overs, with Zimbabwean Sean Ervine top-scoring with 63, Joe Weatherley getting 51 and Lewis McManus, 47.Fast bowler Miguel Cummins extended his excellent wicket-taking form with three for 27 from eight overs.Hampshire had a less than ideal start, losing Calvin Dickinson (9), Thomas Alsop (12) and James Adams (3) cheaply inside the first 15 overs.However, Ervine and Weatherley combined in a 112-run, fourth-wicket partnership to prop up the innings and push the visitors towards a competitive total.Ervine struck five fours and a pair of sixes in a positive 68-ball knock while Weatherly faced 78 balls and belted two sixes.Pride clawed their way back into the contest when they removed both in successive overs. Ervine pushed a return catch back to off-spinner Chase while Weatherley cut veteran left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn to Chase at point.Tottering again on 147 for five at the end of the 37th, Hampshire were revived by McManus and Bradley Taylor (20) who put on a valuable 48 for the sixth wicket.McManus struck three fours and sixes in an entertaining 42-ball innings before becoming one of two wickets to fall to Cummins in successive overs late on.Pride then suffered an early setback in their run chase when Kevin Stoute nicked a catch behind off seamer Bradley Wheal, to fall for two with five on the board in the second over.Captain Kraigg Brathwaite added 33 with Shai Hope (34) but failed for the second straight innings, bowled middle stump by former West Indies speedster Fidel Edwards for 12 in the 10th over.And for the second successive innings, Hope got a start but failed to carry on and was caught at cover in the 16th over, driving left-arm seamer Christopher Wood.However, Carter arrived to put any lingering doubts about the result to rest, dominating the Hampshire attack in an innings which required 113 balls and contained seven fours.Playing with quiet assurance, the out-of-favour Windies limited overs batsman brought up his half-century off 67 balls with three fours in the 30th over, but ran out of time with three figures beckoning.Chase, meanwhile, was no less authoritative, counting seven fours and two sixes in a 93-ball innings.Pride will chase their third straight win when they take on Windward Islands Volcanoes in their third match at Kensington Oval tomorrow.last_img read more

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Ravens promote Supernaw, place Pitta on injured reserve

first_imgPlease follow and like us: The Baltimore Ravens have promoted Phillip Supernaw from the practice squad and place Dennis Pitta on injured reserve.  The Ravens lost Pitta on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns from a dislocated hip.Supernaw was signed in the offseason but had little chance at making the team.  Supernaw played well in the preseason and made the Ravens practice squad.Emmanuel Ogbuehi has also been signed to the practice squad, according to Aaron Wilson.  Here is the tweet from Aaron Wilson about the transactions.last_img read more

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SAPNG plans to host more world events

first_imgIn a first for PNG, the Men’s and Women’s Longboard World Championship Tour will take place in Madang in March.But President of the SAPNG, Andrew Abel, says this is only the beginning.“This is the beginning…the next one we’re planning for 2018 in Kavieng in New Ireland province and following that, it will probably be staged in Vanimo or even Bougainville.“What we are essentially trying to do here is that, with the support of the national government, through the stewardship of the Tourism Promotion Authority, is to showcase the true spirit and culture of PNG in the rural areas where 85 percent of our population reside,” said Abel.Abel added that the SAPNG will be heading to Bougainville in April of this year to hand over surfboards to the Autonomous Bougainville Government, with the view of rolling out the SAPNG’s plans and policies.“This will be the groundwork to then stage, potentially in 2019 or 2020, the next World Surf League event in Bougainville.”last_img read more

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