The UST Institute of Physical Education and Athletics announced last month the reinstatement of Alfredo "Pido" Jarencio as head coach of the once formidable UST Growling Tigers.
As the champion coach and former Glowing Goldie returns to España, The Flame asks Thomasians about their expectations of him.
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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...
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 ...
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...
IT ONLY took Communication Arts (CA) one day to secure itself atop bracket A of this year’s Athena Cup men’s basketball tourney after posting back-to-back wins against the teams of Legal Management (LegMa) and Journalism last Feb. 16 at the Felix Huertas Court.
CA’s Kiko Banal exploded with season-high 19 points, while Nicko Bahia and Max Mercado delivered in the payoff period to edge LegMa, 65-59.
LegMa managed to take a one-point lead in the final three minutes of the play, 55-54. However, Bahia drove hard to the bucket for a clutch layup, taking the lead back to CA, 56-54.
CA tightened its defense and allowed LegMa to score only four points in the last two minutes of play. With little time left and CA leading by two possessions, LegMa was forced to give up intentional fouls...
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...
STANDING ATOP bracket B, the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Basketball team will advance to the quarterfinals of this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games after trouncing the College of Rehabilitation Sciences (CRS), 54-39.
Alaina Dimdam once again showed off her shooting prowess after scoring 13 of her game-high 23 points in the first quarter, including three buckets from beyond the arc.
Trisha Angela Dy and Maria Carmina Lagrisola led CRS' assault but they trailed by four points at the end of the first frame, 19-14.
AB continued to dominate the pace of the ballgame as it tightened its defense, forcing CRS to commit turnovers.
The triumvirate of Dimdam, Koleen Salita, and Lara Quicho added 11 points for AB while CRS only managed to score a point coming from Dy’s bonus...
PHILOSOPHY SEIZED the championship in this year's AB Sportsfest basketball league after defeating last season's first runner-up Sociology in a head-to-head finals match, 72-68.
Hencel Gumabay, who was awarded the Most Valuable Player, contributed 18 points for Philosophy. Jericho Abesamis and John Emmanuel Tan also added 12 points each in the tally.
Both teams hustled immediately with good offense in the first quarter. Abesamis answered the trey of Sociology’s Lanz Mendoza, who started the chase for lead, 9-10, in favor of his team.
The jump shots of Philosophy’s Tan and Josh Zipagan handed the team its six-point edge by the end of first quarter, 19-13.
Fouls by Sociology’s Mendoza and a floater from Philosophy’s Peña saved Philosophy during the early part of the second fra...
THE TEAMS of Sociology and Philosophy will battle it out in the AB Sportsfest Basketball championship after outclassing their opponents in the semifinal round of the series held Tuesday.
Sociology barely escaped the relentless Legal Management (LegMa) who threatened to bring the ballgame to overtime, 46-44.
LegMa’s Diego Montesa knocked down a trey early in the first quarter, while Airam Rendon also pitched points after shooting a free throw and a lay-up before Sociology turned the tide.
Recovering from his dismal performance, Sociology’s Rowi Pascual unleashed two three-pointers that cut LegMa’s deficit to one by the end of the first quarter, 11-12.
Lanz Mendoza of Sociology also rained hoops in the second quarter as he dropped five unanswered points through his trey and c...
THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters Women’s Basketball Team (AB) scored another lopsided victory in the Thomasian Goodwill Games after overwhelming the College of Nursing with a 77-point lead victory.
AB’s Alaina Dimdam finished with game-high 32 points before sitting out the majority of the fourth quarter and Koleen Salita stuffed the statistics sheet with 20 points. The whole squad gobbled rebounds and dished out assists as they outclassed Nursing, 101-24.
AB immediately set the pace in the first quarter as Dimdam buried a three-point shot and knocked down a jumper – all in the first three possessions of the match-up.
Nursing, given the chance to score in the first quarter, missed two attempts from the charity stripe and all of its field goals.