Red Warriors now 8-0

12 08 2007

University of the East, like there previous 1st round encounter, took a while than usual to enjoy a 73-68 victory over the Ateneo Blue Eagles and claim its 8th win in eight games in the continuation of the UAAP season 70 at the Araneta Coliseum last August 12.

The Red Warriors are still on top of the standings with an 8-0 record, enjoying a three-game advantage over FEU and La Salle.

Four red shirts had double digit markers. Mark Borboran topped the tally sheet with 16 points while Elmer Espiritu listed 15 points including three 3-pointers. Paul Lee and Marcy Arellano bagged 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Ford Arao and Chris Tiu made a combined 25 points to lead the Blue Eagles scoreboard.

The Red Warriors, which enjoyed more than 15-point leads in its previous games went under obscurity but still managed to find composure down the stretch.

“We had difficulty inside the post. They had big men who were really tall and had wide bodies,” noted Coach Dindo Pumaren after the game.

Ateneo made two three-pointers at the start of the first period. But the Blue Eagles could not sustain the lead as the first quarter ended 18-14 in favor of UE.

However in the second quarter, things started to heat up for the blue shirts as Ateneo ignited a 15-0 run and establish a 9-point lead, 29-20, with 4:48 minutes to play.

Elmer Espiritu’s hot hands converted three three-point baskets to cut the lead to three. The first half ended with the Warriors trailing behind Ateneo, 38-35.

In the third quarter, Ateneo’s big men took charge of the game. Arao, Siverino Baclao, Rabeth Al-Husaini and Ken Barracoso led the scoring for the Eagles.

UE still led with 57.3 seconds left to play until Jai Reyes and Tiu made back to back 18-footers to give Ateneo back the lead, 59-55.

In the fourth quarter, the Red Warriors sparked a vital 6-0 run with 8:10 minutes that gave UE a four-point lead, 65-61. Ford Arao failed to complete a three-point play but his Field Goal still tallied a 69-66 UE lead. Both teams looked for baskets in the final four minutes but could not find any until Marcy Arellano converted on a jumper with only 1:06 left to play in regulation.

Paul Lee fouled Tiu from the three point arc but the Ateneo Combo Guard could only nail 2 of 3 baskets from the stripe. Lee’s 2/2 FTs sealed the win for the Red Warriors.

Coach Dindo Pumaren is proud of his players and added, “We cannot win in scoring against other teams. We are no. 1 in offense because of our defense”.

UE – 73

Borboran 16, Espiritu 15, Lee 12, Arellano 10, Gregorio 9, Canizares 4, Martinez 3, Fampulme 2, Thiele 2, Lingganay 0, Llgas 0

ADMU – 68

Arao 14, Tiu 11, Baclao 9, Salamat 8, Al-Husseini 7, Barracoso 6, Reyes 5, Nkemakolam 4, Long 2, Laterre 2, Monfort 0

Quarter Scores: 18-14, 35-38, 55-59, 73-68

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57 responses

12 08 2007
alfa

toot~ toot~

8-0 na

13 08 2007
jolibee kid

mas masarap pala maging taga UE!!!!
UP(yupee)! UP! UP! UE!!!

13 08 2007
r-cy

bow ako sa UE parang wala akong makitang mali sa kanila..but i think it’s still everybody’s game..it’s too early to celebrate…marami pang pwedeng mangyare…sa less than 2 minutes nga may nakakahabol pa sa 12-point advantage e…another example: sa 1 second may natatalo pa…dba?!?!?!

13 08 2007
John de las Alas

mas masarap pala maging taga UE?
sige, hintayin mo na maghanap ka ng trabaho…

13 08 2007
The Dont Mind

Dont mind me

but r-cy, that 1 second win was all that one school could sourgrape on. 🙂

and oh, UE, i believe you guys are fielding a 25 year-old. 🙂

13 08 2007
The Green Mind

UE was lucky to win yesterday against Ateneo. They wont have it as easy as they did in the first round. Remember Ateneo had 7 game winning streaks in the last 3 years and never won a championship. Remember La Salle went 13-0 befor losing to Ateneo in the final game of the season and also lost in the championship. Remember, UE choked against UST last year, not once but twice. Remember this is the UAAP where stranger things have happened.

13 08 2007
JOSEF RAMOS

There are many rumors that this team is fielding a 25-year-old player even before, but it still can be proven.

First: No complainant and second: no hard evidences…

Very, very clean… Or clever?

13 08 2007
JOSEF RAMOS

Sorry it can’t be proven pala

13 08 2007
The Dont Mind

Sly would have been a better word I think.

13 08 2007
rico

ue supporters di pa tapos ung season para mag celebrate madami pang mangyayari ,,baka lumuha nanaman kayo ka2lad dati ,,.. peace

13 08 2007
pong

masarap ba maging taga ue?i dont think so
anung lasa?
hehe!!

ANIMO LA SALLE!!!!!!!

13 08 2007
Argunfus

UE has not yet achieved anything, they still have a lot to prove if they could make it to the finals. To UE, be prepared to face very tough challenges from the other teams. Especially, things might be different in the final 4 playoffs. So far, UE is the best team!

14 08 2007
SIS

UE needed the type of game provided by Ateneo to avoid any complacency on their current position. Before the match w/ the Eagles, they blew out their opposition by an average of 20+ points! These guys are playing their hearts out & they deserved every victory they have earned so far! I just wished no more Jek Chia-like chambas happen again!

14 08 2007
jolibee kid

ang sarap talagang maging taga UE!!!
lasang chicken joy!!!!
isa pa! isa pang chicken joy!!!

14 08 2007
The Green Mind

Maybe its about time UE wins a championship. It has been more than 20 years since they last became champions. It’s good for the league to have equity among its members.

14 08 2007
suffurm

wala nmng magagawa dyn e…. mgnda nmn nging laban ng UE sa ateneo…. saludo aq sa mananalong team…

14 08 2007
suffurm

UE hnggng cmula lng… pero matatalo rin yn… peace..

14 08 2007
gomer

No team is consistent, no team is unbeatable. Sometimes the weaker team beats the stronger team, it always happen in any basketball game.

14 08 2007
que que

alas, bakit naman ganun ang dating mo? ang pinaguusapan natin d2 basketbol. hehe peace!

15 08 2007
leugimgil

people huwag na tayong mag sour grapes.

pag talo..talo! basketball lang yan.

go ue red warriors!!!

15 08 2007
yellow_we

all I can say the season has not ended yet.. 2nd round is just getting started and there are still yet surprising actions that are about to happen.. UST’s game against DLSU last saturday is an example.. who would have thought UST was still able to catch that dozen lead in around a minute or so left in the last quarter and then they even won over the archers in overtime with 9 points I guess. I mean, the point here is.. the ball is round!! you win some, you lose some! For now, yes.. accept.. UE is #1 in the league.. but how about the issue that Mark Borboran is already 25 yrs old and yet still playing in the league (Duncil’s case also) which I just learned a while ago in other forum.. Which is also I think should be given a proper notice talking about “FAIRNESS” and “CREDIBILITY” of the league and even UE itself.. I’m not against UE as they are actually playing good so far as stats can explain that as well but this issue should not set aside either… I guess this is worth looking at RIGHT NOW than after the end of the season which will be again a very awkward action. We don’t want another team be disqualified or suspended for an another season.. I don’t know.. but the Truth shall come up before its too late!! ..peace!

15 08 2007
LEIGH

Yes. I believe in what you have said na no team is unbeaten and no team is consistent. It just so happens that the team is very good this season. Well, every team has a chance to shine, maybe their time is NOW. And i’m sorry to Mr. John De las Alas..

“mas masarap pala maging taga UE?
sige, hintayin mo na maghanap ka ng trabaho…”

Man, this is very wrong.
I am from UE and I am working now at one of the biggest and well-known company here in our country.

Respect.

15 08 2007
harold

how true it is that borboran is 25 yrs old? why didn’t the uaap officials find out and penalize ue? if it’s true, then why is he still playing? why don’t other uaap schools make an official complain? i know where this rumor come from.

15 08 2007
xardom

Never be overconfident, never be complacent, never lose hope, never lose heart when defeat comes, never stop trying… that’s UE! Fight like a Warrior!

15 08 2007
The Green Mind

There is a common practice among the UAAP Board. You scratch my back and Ill scratch yours. In Duncil’s case it’s a tale of 2 birth certificates. If Borboran were 25 yrs old then no body will complain because its UE.

But if ever there is a hint of suspicion that La Salle had an overage player, all the schools will scream to high heavens. Remember 2 years ago when there were reports that Cardona was ineligible? The UAAP Board immediately investigated that. They know Borboran is overage and everyone would have kept quiet about Duncil if the media did not expose it.

That’s the UAAP board for you. Nobody even knows who owns the league or who owns the UAAP brand. There are a lot of anomalies there that someone will uncover one day.

16 08 2007
Let's Leave.

The UAAP is now ruled by a mafia.

Until when are we going to turn a blind eye?

It is high time for like minded schools to plan th next move.

16 08 2007
stewie

Let UE play its games and win them. Let them go to the finals and win it as well.
Oops! Borboran is not anymore qualified to play this year. Kindly please return the championship trophy.

I think neither UE or any other school in the UAAP would want this to happen. The UAAP board should have this resolved ASAP to remove doubts on Borboran’s eligibility. UE has a good team this year and it’s a team that does not rely on just one player.

Animo!

16 08 2007
LEIGH

UE is not a ONE-MAN team. Before, oo.
Kay Bon-Bon Custudio.
But present is different from the past.

Hmm.. Regarding about sa topic kay Mark Borboran: Yes, UAAP Board is keeping quiet amongst all controversies that is being done by all teams. Lumalabas kapag masyadong napapag-usapan.

16 08 2007
stewie

Leigh, are you saying UAAP is keeping quiet on Borboran because it is done by all teams? Submitting false documents is cheating…so all schools are cheating. And the UAAP board is also a cheat because they condone it, based on what you are insinuating.

Done by all teams!!??? Eh di dapat mas lalong mag-act na ang UAAP management if they want to save the league. Ipa submit na nila lahat ng authentic birth certificates ng mga players. It’s that simple.

And “UE is not a ONE-MAN team.”

Kaya sabi ko, “UE has a good team this year and it’s a team that does not rely on just one player.”

16 08 2007
LEIGH

Exactly my point. Kung pwede lang na isa-isahin ang mga players, Para wala ng mga issue.. Pero I guess, hindi talaga mawawala yung mga bagay na yun. Part na talaga siya.

Hmm I’m not arguing with you ok, steady ka lang. Hindi nakukuha yan sa away, I’m just stating my view on this.

My reply on this:

[And “UE is not a ONE-MAN team.”

Kaya sabi ko, “UE has a good team this year and it’s a team that does not rely on just one player.”]

Im not saying that you’re wrong hir. Hehe.
But thanks sa pagcleaclear. I understand.

Peace!

16 08 2007
yellow_we

I guess the main point here.. What’s the essence of this tournament if teams do not practice fairness of the game?! I’m not saying UE is guilty of this but as everyone is saying this seems to be the practice by most of the teams in the league which is obviously unacceptable! I think just to set this “rumor” close, UAAP board then have to investigate as early as now. Wag na nating paabutin pa ang off-season and kung sakaling UE ang magchampion bawiin lang sa kanila ang trophy just because of fielding in an ineligible player like what happened to la salle last year. If no one will speak up and address this issue it is just other way of saying that we support their nasty activities. What is the essence of playing for pride for your school when you are actually cheating?? Again, I’m not against Borboran nor UE. My only advocacy is justice for everyone. Play under the rules of the tournament!!

“UE has a good team this year”

16 08 2007
yellow_we

naputol message ko?? :O tamad na akong i-rewrite! LOL!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>viVa..

16 08 2007
The Green Mind

The fact that the UAAP Board accepts xeroxed copy of birth certificates is totally absurd. Why cant they get NSO Birth certificates. If thats what they did than all these suspicions will go away. I just heard today that Borboran is not the only one. Two other teams also have overage players.

17 08 2007
yellow_we

Yes it is!! Whaat??! But wait there’s more?? LOL! This is really exciting man! C’mon.. drop some names!!! :p

17 08 2007
stewie

in essence, what we ALL want here is fairness. whether a school is currently fielding a good team or a bad team skillwise, fairness should be the name of the day and the UAAP Board should be the first one to espouse that because it has the power to do so.

i have not attacked anyone’s comments in this thread. so i apologize if it seemed to be that way. everyone is entitled to his opinion. my posts were mainly targeted towards the UAAP Board’s inertia but i am still hoping that this will change for the better.

peace to all!

17 08 2007
Let's Leave

See, The Green Mind. The UAAP Board is incompetent.

The UAAP Board is not in a position to correct itself. The Board that represents the UAAP is the problem.

17 08 2007
LEIGH

Tama, tama yung sinabi mo Mr. Stewie and yellow_we. Mas maagang maagapan, mas maganda. Naintindihan ko yung point niyo, and I agree with that. Tiga-UE ako, at syempre I want my team to win, pero I also want peace and order in the league para ng wala ng sisihan sa huli. At para malinis ang lahat-lahat.

“I just heard today that Borboran is not the only one. Two other teams also have overage players.”

Hmmm. Hindi talaga maiiwasan to. Kailangan ng ipaalam sa UAAP Board.

17 08 2007
The Green Mind

Leigh,

Your statement “Hindi talaga maiiwasan to. Kailangan ng ipaalam sa UAAP Board” is inaccurate because, it can avoided and also the UAAP Board knows about these things. They knew Duncil had 2 birth certificates. They should know about Borboran because his bio is splattered on the Nike Symmer League website. They just choose to look the other way.

17 08 2007
The Dont Mind

Don mind me

but indeed two other teams are fielding 25 year olds.

one’s blue. the other’s, uh, secret. the second one’s birth year is kinda blurry, IMHO. have to dig deeper and find out if the second one’s true.

but Ateneo is indeed fielding a 25 year old.

17 08 2007
yellow_we

THE DON’T MIND… oh cmon! I mind you this time! LOL! name them!!! wooo…. from Black Gold to Red to Blue then don’t tell me… uh! I don’t know till when and how will this get resolved (which seems they don’t mind).. I was thinking though, if Duncil’s playing ineligibility became an issue to everyone then why did just UST (granted that they’re also aware of “overage” issues with other players of other teams..) let other teams then still fielding in these ineligible players?? I DON’T REALLY UNDERSTAND!!! Knowing also for a fact that they are the defending champions supposedly protecting their crown and definitely Duncil, being the finals Mvp will be a big help to the Tigers. IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE UST seems just allowing others to continuously do it! As this season’s host, don’t they have much authority to raise the issue or maybe they are also guilty of these unacceptable practices in the league?? I must know also.. It’s sad to think also that nowadays we are
much into competition, winning more than winning it clean.. I have nothing against UST as I am a thomasian too but we just do not promote Cheating…..!!

17 08 2007
LEIGH

Oh I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said that.
But, they have to act now.
No blaming hir.

My fault.

Respect.

17 08 2007
The Green Mind

Yellow_we,

UST is not making a big fuss about it because if they do then their championship last year could be revoked. Ateneo is not making a big fuss either cos they have somethings to hide like the Kirk Long issue of having incomplete documents. Thats how they are. UST is not raising the Borboran issue because then UE might raise the falsification of public documents issue of Duncil. FEU is not raiing the issue because of the alleged gambling that got a player sacked.

17 08 2007
Blue Ice

The Dont Mind: so sino yung 25 yr old ng Ateneo? Sabihin mo na. Kaso mukhang nanghuhula ka eh. Indeed ha? Baka si Arao…mukhang 25 y.o. lang yun! Pero deretso yun galing San Beda.

Green Mind: Sir, with all due respect, what incomplete documents issues about Kirk Long are you talking about? I haven’t heard or read anything about that in the news or in basketball circles. The boy has been here for quite a while now, hanggang ngayon ba kulang pa din documents niya? o baka kuwentong barbero din lang yan?

17 08 2007
The Green Mind

Blue Ice,

Word has it that Kirk Long’s student visa was not yet released as of the middle of the first round. The question is how was he able to enroll at Ateneo if he did not have a student visa. This also happened to a baseball player of Ateneo last year.

17 08 2007
stewie

green mind, it looks like almost all of the schools are guilty of something and they all choose to just keep silent. not a good sign.

at least la salle was decent enough to publicly confess their wrongdoing and accept the consequence. (even this noble act did not escape some bashing from its critics, who are now also riddled with controversies. tables turned.)

still, we hope that everybody would come out in the open and start cleaning up the dirt.

17 08 2007
yellow_we

The Green Mind… are you saying that Duncil shouldn’t have also played last year??

18 08 2007
alas

I hate it na walang games today dahil kay egay kaya eto nagpopost na lang ako ng comments. Regarding this 8-0 run by UE, sa tingin ko e they would really end the season as no.1 with a twice to beat advantage but i think they will have a hard time beating UST and La Salle for them to sweep the 2 rounds. Besides, UE is having a hard time on teams with big players such as Ateneo, NU and UST. If the games would push through for tommorow it would be an interesting team standing after the games as UST will battle UE while DLSU and FEU are tied with 5-3.

18 08 2007
harold

hey guys, all of your comments are very interesting, i think uaap board should check once and for all the issue of Borboran and two other alleged over age players, to ensure equity, justice, fairness amongst all uaap squads. i really think uaap board should issue a statement about this.

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18 08 2007
The Dont Mind

Dont mind me

but Duncil was eligible last year, right?

that is whether he was born on ’82 or on ’83.

And if UST were to be sanctioned, it would have to be this year, since Duncil was on the line up.

18 08 2007
LEIGH

UST is not making a big fuss about it because if they do then their championship last year could be revoked. Ateneo is not making a big fuss either cos they have somethings to hide like the Kirk Long issue of having incomplete documents. Thats how they are. UST is not raising the Borboran issue because then UE might raise the falsification of public documents issue of Duncil. FEU is not raiing the issue because of the alleged gambling that got a player sacked.

Eksakto!

21 08 2007
yellow_we

The Dont mind… wait.. let me clarify this again.. anu bang ineligible to play? 25 years old dba? even if his paper states that he was born 1982 (which made him 24 yrs old last yr), still, ok paren na nakapglaro sya last year.. ryt?? so Valid paren.. nacconfuse na talaga ako sa mga edad na yan!!! LOL!!

21 08 2007
The Green Mind

If it is proven that Duncil submitted fabricated documents then no matter how old he was would not be the issue. It would be the validity of the documents submitted.

21 08 2007
Mike Abasolo

The eligibility is not the issue. He is eligible fine. But when you have 2 birth certificates don’t you think it is worth looking into?

22 08 2007
stewie

I agree with Green Mind and Mike. Eligibility would not be the issue anymore in Duncil’s case. It would be his and UST’s credibility. Having 2 birth certificates would now cast doubts on their honesty unless the school actively pursues this in finding out the truth. UST should not leave it up to Duncil alone even if he is not with the school anymore.

Whatever the outcome, UST will still keep their last year’s trophy. But they have to do something to remove any doubts and save their reputation. If nobody brought out the 1982 birth certificate, UST was still bent on fielding Duncil in their line-up in this year’s UAAP games. Sorry na lang, may nag-buking sa kanila.

28 08 2007
Don QUIJOTE

Why some of you questioning the Eligibility. Is it because your team loses to UE. It’s our moment to shine in UAAP Mens Basketball. UEan is not a cheater. We win because of our hardwork. Unlike other school there. Famous but cheaters. 😀 peace..

29 08 2007
tim

John de las Alas
Monday, 13th August 2007 at 12:44 pm

mas masarap pala maging taga UE?
sige, hintayin mo na maghanap ka ng trabaho…
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