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CA, Philo, Econ bag semis spots in Athena Cup basketball

CA, Philo, Econ bag semis spots in Athena Cup basketball

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TWO-TIME defending champion Communication Arts (CA), as well as Philosophy (Philo) and Economics (Econ), are advancing to the semifinals of the Athena Cup basketball tourney. CA barely outplayed Legal Management (LM), 67-61, on the back of their run and gun offense. The duo of CA’s Nicko Bahia and Juls Jolbitado secured the first half of the game by constantly driving and breaking for the net. LM trailed behind by only a few points in the second half by exploiting CA’s lapses in defense, but CA remained more aggressive and accurate with their two-pointers. Philo massacred English Language Studies (ELS), 81-38, by capitalizing on their opponent’s weak offense. Philo established their dominance as early as the first quarter, 24-9, and maintained their lead for the rest of
PolSci, CA to vie for Athena volleyball championship

PolSci, CA to vie for Athena volleyball championship

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By MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) and Communication Arts (CA) claimed the finals spots in the Athena Cup volleyball tourney after defeating Journalism (Journ) and Legal Management (LM), respectively. PolSci swept Journ early in the game with an 8-0 run, ending the first set at 25-13. Journ tried to catch PolSci with their own 7-0 run led by Rex Morales, but failed with service errors late in the second set, ending the game at 17-25, in favor of PolSci. "’Yung difficulty na kinaharap namin is ‘yung mawalan ng confidence ‘yung mga bata. Kasi I know ‘yung skills ando’n na talaga, execution na lang talaga sa kanila," PolSci Team Captain Ryan Tuguinayo told the Flame. CA overthrew defending champion LM in an intense three-set match, 25-23, 12-25, and 25-21
Socio dominates bracket in Athena basketball; Econ, LM, ELS, Hist win opening games

Socio dominates bracket in Athena basketball; Econ, LM, ELS, Hist win opening games

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO, CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN, and MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES SOCIOLOGY (Socio) secured a spot in the semifinals of the Athena Cup basketball tourney after demolishing Behavioral Science (BES), 62-52, and Asian Studies (ASN), 57-52. Socio ran through BES early in the first quarter, 17-9, despite the efforts of BES’s Marvic Ponti with his series of three-pointers. Socio prevailed despite multiple turnovers due to BES’s violations throughout the game, ending the bout at 62-52. ASN fell behind Socio throughout the game. Quick and consistent drives from Socio’s Rowi Pascual as well as a miracle shot in the last quarter from Raymund Abuel kept ASN at bay despite their 10-1 run in the fourth quarter. History bounced back from their loss to Economics (Econ), conque
CA is back-to-back Athena Cup basketball champion

CA is back-to-back Athena Cup basketball champion

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By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN COMMUNICATION ARTS (CA) defended its Athena Cup basketball tourney title after trumping Economics, 63-58, on Wednesday at the Seminary Gym. Economics led early at 23-16, but consecutive three-pointers from CA’s Milo Chu immediately closed the gap, 23-22. The second quarter ended deadlocked at 27. CA’s defense was strong enough to maintain its lead in the third quarter, although the opposing team also improved in its defensive rebounds. Consecutive shots from CA’s Nicko Bahia in the last minute of the game secured the lead for his team, 61-58, leaving Economics with no time to come back. CA team captain Erick How said he is grateful for the back-to-back win that they pulled off even with little time to practice. “[W]e have to give credit to our
LM clinches Athena Cup volleyball championship

LM clinches Athena Cup volleyball championship

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By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN LEGAL MANAGEMENT (LM) emerged as champion in this year’s Athena Cup volleyball tourney after sweeping Journalism, 26-24, 25-23, and 25-19, on Wednesday at the Seminary Gym. The two teams found themselves neck-and-neck in the first frame that resulted in nine deadlocks. Rex Morales led Journalism in the set until LM’s Wayne Parulan’s attacks proved too furious for the opposing team. Journalism fired back in the second frame and maintained its lead almost throughout, but its errors allowed LM to chase a five-point deficit to arrive at a 21-point deadlock. Russel Wilfred Estrada’s attacks nabbed Journalism a few points back in the third set but the team still struggled to keep up with LM’s four-point lead at 17-13. LM team captain Alpha Mayo Jambalo
LM, JRN advance to Athena Cup volleyball finals

LM, JRN advance to Athena Cup volleyball finals

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By ALI IAN MARCELINO V. BIONG LEGAL MANAGEMENT (LM) and Journalism booked their finals seats in the Athena Cup volleyball tourney after defeating Behavioral Science (BES) and Political Science (PolSci), respectively, on Friday. LM, led by Wayne Parulan, swept BES, 25-17, 25-9, and 25-14. LM destroyed BES in the second set, with Parulan scoring eight while errors troubled the opposing team. “Last year sobrang gusto naming manalo tapos ‘di kami nanalo, pero ngayon kumpleto ‘yung players saka alam namin ‘yung mga gagawin, pinaghandaan talaga namin, nag-training talaga kami,” Parulan told the Flame. With its offense led by team captain Russel Wilfred Estrada, Journalism dismantled defending champion PolSci, 25-22, 25-14, 22-25, and 25-14. The duo of Estrada and Rex Morale
CA, Econ to vie for Athena Cup basketball championship

CA, Econ to vie for Athena Cup basketball championship

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By ALI IAN MARCELINO V. BIONG and CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN DEFENDING CHAMPION Communication Arts (CA) and Economics will face each other in the Athena Cup basketball finals after overthrowing Behavioral Science (BES) and Philosophy, respectively. CA kept BES at the bay, 71-60, as the team started the game with strong daggers from team captain Nicko Bahia and Josh Nacua. Despite constant contributions from Isaak Austria and furious drives from Jun Duterte, BES failed to secure an advantage over CA. Shots from CA’s Florito Jolbitado and three-pointers from the team nabbed an 11-point lead in the last quarter, securing CA a place in the finals. “Thankful din kami na makabalik ulit sa finals kasi siyempre, champions kami last year at kailangan i-defend ‘yun,” Bahia told the Fla
PolSci is back-to-back AB Sportsfest volleyball champion

PolSci is back-to-back AB Sportsfest volleyball champion

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POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) defended its crown in the AB Sportsfest mixed volleyball category after sweeping Behavioral Science (BES), 25-19, 25-23, and 25-23 in the championship match held Feb. 24. PolSci’s team captain Judenn Mascareñas, hailed as the Most Valuable Player, contributed 12 points for his team. The defending victors’ road to triumph proved to be rough as BES went for a neck and neck duel during the second and third sets. Both teams started with deadlocks in the first set, 3-3, 4-4, and 7-7. The spikes of BES’ Miguel Tan and side tosses of John David Subiere helped boost their team’s score during the middle part of the set but were no match to PolSci’s defense, 12-17. Even with double violations, PolSci kept the upper hand until the end of the first set, po
CA dethrones Philo, regains Athena Cup men’s basketball title

CA dethrones Philo, regains Athena Cup men’s basketball title

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COMMUNICATION ARTS (CA) rolled past defending champions Philosophy, 90-72, to reclaim the title it lost to the same team a year ago in a heated finals matchup last Feb. 22 at the P. Noval Court. Nicko Bahia came up big with 21 points and six rebounds for CA. Two more CA players tallied double-digit scoring—Louisjeane Cruz dropped 18 points with five rebounds and Kiko Banal had 14 markers and four boards. Philosophy’s marksman Jericho Abesamis tallied 21 points on a hot three-point shooting spree during the finals matchup. Philosophy was scorching beyond the arc as it converted 11 three pointers. Abesamis sank two three-point baskets in the opening period, which gave his team its first and last taste of the lead at 7-2. Fouls from Philosophy’s Adrian Nico Padilla and Austin
PolSci eyes back-to-back volleyball titles, set to face BES

PolSci eyes back-to-back volleyball titles, set to face BES

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POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) is back in the spotlight of the Athena Cup mixed volleyball tournament as it is set to defend its title against a red hot Behavioral Science (BES) squad on Feb. 24. PolSci prevailed over Legal Management (LegMa) in a heart-stopping five-set match, 27-29, 25-20, 19-25, 25-23, and 16-14 during their semifinal rubber match held last Feb. 20 at the Felix Huertas court. Both teams displayed determination to claim victory during the first set as premier spikers Judenn Mascareñas of PolSci and Wayne Parulan of LegMa exchanged powerful spikes toward each other, which led the score to 11-10 in favor of LegMa. LegMa did not easily give up the rally as Parulan’s spikes denied PolSci’s chances of owning the set, extending the score to 29-27. Tables turned dur