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AB Women’s basketball loses championship spot to IPEA

AB Women’s basketball loses championship spot to IPEA

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THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters’ (AB) Women’s Basketball Team on Friday suffered a crushing defeat in their semifinal game versus the Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (IPEA) anew, 26-64. IPEA started strong with an immediate nine-point run led by Romina Regine Manahan who sank multiple jump shots ahead of the paint. AB ended the first quarter with a run of their own to narrow the gap, 9-15. AB stepped up their defense in the second quarter, preventing IPEA from clinching a field goal until the six-minute mark. However, AB soon crumbled on the back of their sloppy ball handling and grip that allowed IPEA to bolster their lead, 16-29. Despite Marienne Renee Durano’s eight-point contribution past halftime, AB lost control of the game with IPEA successfully converting
AB Men’s basketball eliminated in Goodwill quarters

AB Men’s basketball eliminated in Goodwill quarters

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By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters’ (AB) Men’s Basketball Team exited the Thomasian Goodwill Games after dropping their quarterfinal match against the College of Commerce, 54-79. Commerce easily dominated the first half with their superior defense, preventing AB from converting steals into points. The multiple three-pointers and penalty shots by Nicko Bahia were not enough to overtake Commerce, 22-37. The men in blue sank deeper in the third quarter on the back of penalty shots and a technical foul. The aggressive fastbreaks of Alleyne Lapira and Bahia still failed to close the gap, 36-59. The 26-point deficit was too big to overcome in the last two minutes, 49-75, even with Robert Aldrin Obleno’s consecutive field goals. AB Men’s Coach Carlo Tomaca
AB Men’s suffers first loss in Goodwill basketball

AB Men’s suffers first loss in Goodwill basketball

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By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Men’s basketball team suffered their first loss in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games after trailing behind Senior High School (SHS) the entire game, 58-80. SHS quickly racked up a lead in the first half by relying on safe two-point shots versus AB’s riskier and often unsuccessful three-point attempts. Paul Lopez’s three field goals behind the paint were not enough to carry AB, 26-32. Jethro Escoto of SHS ran through AB in the third quarter, again with safe two-pointers, and pulled his team farther with an 11-2 run, 28-44. The men in blue clearly lost spirit in the final quarter after sinking to a 20-point deficit, 53-73, while SHS showed superb presence of mind by constantly denying AB’s fast breaks and layups
AB basketball teams advance undefeated to Goodwill quarterfinals

AB basketball teams advance undefeated to Goodwill quarterfinals

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By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters’ (AB) Women’s and Men’s basketball teams both advanced to the quarterfinals of the Thomasian Goodwill Games after their flawless runs in the round robin stage. AB Women’s trashed the College of Architecture (Arki), 49-18, on the back their steel defenses. Arki’s sloppy start allowed AB to gain an early lead, 12-8, with Celine Cordero landing back-to-back field goals with a three-pointer in the first quarter. Multiple steals and interceptions by Trizia Oliver widened the gap in the second quarter, 29-14, keeping Arki at bay. An opening three-pointer from AB’s Rain Mabanag preceded a 15-2 run in the third quarter, with Arki failing to get shots in due to AB’s stalwart defense. The women in blue got away with an 1
AB Men’s basketball posts win versus Educ in Goodwill

AB Men’s basketball posts win versus Educ in Goodwill

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Men’s Basketball Team is a step closer to securing a semifinals spot after dominating the College of Education (Educ), 88-54, to snatch their second win in the Thomasian Goodwill Games. AB effortlessly earned their lead in the first quarter by taking advantage of Educ’s bad passes, allowing them to end the quarter with an 11-point lead, 24-13. Tight defenses and good ball rotation allowed AB a 15-0 run in the second quarter, furthering the lead to 26 points and ending the first half of the game. AB did not let up in the third quarter and forced numerous turnovers from Educ, 70-38. The team kept the lead with under-the-net passes that gave AB easy scores, ending the game with a 34-point lead. AB Men’s Team
AB Women’s basketball overpowers CRS for second Goodwill win

AB Women’s basketball overpowers CRS for second Goodwill win

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By ANGEL B. DUKHA III THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s basketball team dominated on Tuesday the College of Rehabilitation Sciences (CRS) to grab their second win in the Thomasian Goodwill Games, 41-25. Artlets opened the game with a 5-0 run courtesy of team captain Micah Atienza’s back-to-back jumpers. Combined with their early press defense, AB nailed CRS to a 10-2 score at the end of the first quarter. Turnovers plagued both teams, allowing the other to score via fastbreak. AB’s big men took over in the second quarter, leading the team to a 6-0 run with the help of their layups, 16-2. CRS’s efforts proved no match for AB’s defense, scoring them only 7 points, 21-9. CRS tried to retaliate against AB’s stalwart defense, 29-16, but the Artlets pushed their a
AB basketball teams dominate Goodwill openings

AB basketball teams dominate Goodwill openings

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO and MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) basketball teams dominated in their opening games in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games, with the men’s team sweeping the Alfredo M. Velayo (AMV) College of Accountancy, 72-58, while the women overcame the Institute of Information and Computing Sciences (IICS), 50-18. AB Men’s readable passes and lack of rebounds in the first quarter allowed AMV a 10-point lead. The team decreased the deficit to four points through more aggressive attacks, 16-12. Nicko Bahia and Paul Lopez led AB’s offense in the second quarter with two three-pointers each, forcing four deadlocks. AMV could not regain their footing and allowed AB to take the lead and end the quarter, 34-28. AB’s 15-point lead in the
CA junior is new UAAP game announcer

CA junior is new UAAP game announcer

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO COMMUNICATION ARTS (CA) junior Kassie Gormley is the new game announcer for the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament. The third-year student told the Flame that she felt “honored and flattered” to be chosen for the position, especially because of her predecessor, Rolly Manlapaz. “[He] was a legend. [...] I do not wish to be better than him or in any way replace him in the hearts and minds of the people. I just want to do my job to the best of my ability. At the end of the day, it's not about me, it's about the game,” she said. Gormley shared that she had been commentating for two years for Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) and became known through the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) after s
Econ dethrones CA in 2019 Athena Cup basketball

Econ dethrones CA in 2019 Athena Cup basketball

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by JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO and CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN ECONOMICS (Econ) claimed the championship in this year's Athena Cup basketball tourney after defeating two-time defending champion, Communication Arts (CA), 104-99. CA took the lead in the first quarter with an 8-0 run, ending it at 23-31. Econ tried to bounce back in the second quarter, but CA’s offensive and defensive rebounds kept the team’s heat, finishing the first half at 44-51. Econ closed the gap in the third quarter with a three-point shot, 51-52, but CA once again furthered the lead through three consecutive free throws. Econ’s consistent shooting accuracy and CA’s poor defense kept the score close at 67-74. After a nail-biting run that sent players to the floor, Econ took the lead for the first time with two co
PolSci triumphs in 2019 Athena Cup volleyball

PolSci triumphs in 2019 Athena Cup volleyball

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By ANGEL B. DUKHA III POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) claimed this year’s Athena Cup volleyball championship after overcoming Communication Arts (CA) in a four-set game, 19-25, 25-10, 25-17, and 25-22. The leadership of PolSci’s graduating captain Ryan Tuguinayo helped his team outlast CA by scoring 15 points throughout the game. CA gathered momentum early in the first frame, capitalizing on PolSci’s errors, 8-14. Combined with their strong offense, CA scored a 4-0 run and eventually bagged the set. PolSci did not waste time and immediately reclaimed momentum with an 8-0 run with the help of Tuguinayo’s ace services in the second frame. PolSci’s CJ Santos delivered huge blows to further his team’s lead, 22-9, eventually tying the game. CA started the third frame with a handf