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...
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...
By MARIA EDEN T. DINO
THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Basketball Team settled for first runner-up in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games after surrendering to defending champion Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (IPEA) in the Finals Game 2, 32-65, Thursday at the Quadricentennial Pavilion.
IPEA first halted AB’s winning streak last Wednesday, 35-77.
IPEA's Nicole Gutierrez brought AB most of its damages after finishing the game with 16 points along with Tina Penus and Jona Angeles who both scored 14 points.
No one from AB was able to score with double digits.
IPEA’s defensive pressure kept AB far from victory, finishing off the third quarter with a 21-point lead, 48-27.
Continuing to fire up in the last quarter, IPEA blasted a 6-0 run, 61-29,...
By MARIA EDEN T. DINO, CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN, and VANN MARLO M. VILLEGAS
AFTER A comeback in the finals of this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games, the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Basketball Team yielded to the Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (IPEA) during Game 1, 35-77, held Wednesday at the Quadricentennial Pavilion.
Nicole Gutierrez led IPEA with 17 points while Janela Nartates and Tina Penus tallied 14 and 13 points, respectively.
Hershey Pernia is the only player for AB who scored double digits with 22 points.
Turnovers and steals from its opponents halted AB in the first half of the game and allowed IPEA to double its gains, 17-35.
Pernia banked eight points through driving past IPEA players in the third quarter but still failed to trim her ...
THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Basketball Team blasted the College of Rehabilitation Sciences (CRS), 65-16, in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games held Monday at P.Noval Court.
Leading the squad to victory was Micah Atienza, who garnered 12 points, trailed by Hershey Pernia and AB team captain Jonne Senga who tallied 11 points each.
AB aggressively owned the hard court, dropping huge points by the end of the third quarter, 53-10.
CRS scored its highest during the last quarter with a total of six points with the efforts of Kat Delfin and Betina Dee but still no match to AB’s 12 points, ending the match with 65-16.
Last Thursday, AB won against the College of Fine Arts and Design, 49-34, on the back of Pernia who secured the team’s lead lead as early as the fir...
By MARIA EDEN T. DINO
THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Basketball Team surrendered to the College of Education’s late runs, 44-46, during its first match in the latest season of the Thomasian Goodwill Games held Feb. 15.
AB started hot in the game and kept Education trailing from first to third quarter, 12-3, 23-13, and 35-24.
However, fouls marred AB’s momentum in the last frame, allowing Education to find its pace through free throws and three-pointers from Pauline Barin, 44-44.
A shot from Danielle Amarante allowed Education to surge past AB, 46-44.
“Mas sinipagan kasi ng Education kaya nahabol nila kami. Then, nagkulang rin kami sa communication as a team kaya ‘yun ‘yung need namin i-improve for the next game,” AB team captain Jonne Senga told the Flame i...
THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Basketball Team demolished the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (CTHM), 57-28, to preserve its unbeaten record and inch closer to securing a playoff seed in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games.
AB’s Alaina Dimdam finished with 24 points—13 of which coming from a huge third quarter rally—while her backcourt tandem, Jonne Senga, dropped 16 points last April 4 at the P. Noval Gym.
The two squads started sloppy in the opening quarter but AB managed to set the pace as Dimdam grabbed defensive rebounds and scored a hook shot, 12-4.
CTHM seemed like a squad ready to upset last year’s runner-up with Bea Danica Benito dropping two consecutive bombs from the arc and cutting the deficit to four, 17-21.
But AB closed the first ...
THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Basketball Team is recovering the lethal form that carried it to the Thomasian Goodwill Games Finals last year through a methodical handling of the College of Nursing (Nursing) Women’s Basketball Team, 56-23, in their elimination round duel held March 7 at the P. Noval Court.
AB’s Alaina Dimdam equalled the output of the whole Nursing squad with 23 points, while her backcourt tandem, Jonne Senga, tallied 12 points.
Nursing only scored a single point in the first quarter, while allowing AB to easily penetrate its defense and mount an early 16-point advantage, 17-1.
AB kept its pace in the second period and knocked down its jump shots and layups, ushering the score to 27-7 before halftime.
Yen Durano and Micah Atienza of AB grabbed...
THEY SUPRISED their opponents and the Thomasian community when they came out as a stronger squad, but this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games basketball championship was not theirs to win.
This year’s champs, Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (IPEA), handed the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Basketball Team their 52-59 loss in a do-or-die match held Friday at the Quadricentennial Pavilion.
IPEA first halted AB’s winning streak after giving them a taste of defeat last March 10, 57-47.
Juslyne Eunice Magat handed AB most of its damages after finishing with game-high 25 points.
Determined to extend the finals to a winner-take-all third game, AB's Alaina Dimdam immediately drilled jumpers and converted charities.
IPEA’s Evina Rea Avelino sank a trey, tying...
THE TOP seed Faculty of Arts and Letters Women’s Basketball Team (AB) overcame the pesky defense of the Faculty of Engineering Women’s Basketball Team (Engineering) to book a semifinal spot in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games.
AB is on a four-game winning streak wherein they edged out all their opponents by 10 points or more.
Not dropping a single match, AB averaged 71.75 points per game while allowing only an average of 39.75 points for the teams they faced. This time it was 58-48 against the Engineering squad.
With star player Alaina Dimdam getting into an early foul trouble, AB managed to close the first half with a nine-point advantage over Engineering, 33-24.
The two teams started sloppy in the third quarter but it was AB who found the rhythm first as Jon...