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Blue Eagles soar higher, captures CNC Title

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Wednesday, 28 November 2007 70 Comments

The southern invasion has been aborted, for now.

Thanks to Ateneo for capturing the Flying V National Collegiate Champions League title last November 28, 2007 with a convincing 71-54 victory over University of Visayas at The Arena in San Juan City .

Pride, determination, skills and the will to win were all there for the Blue Eagles to match the intensity brought by the Green Lancers from the start of this exhausting 40-minute game en route to winning the coveted Five hundred Thousand grand prize.

“There’s no doubt about the Green Lancers. They played tough basketball,� said Norman Black, who won his first title in this annual event. “But our desire to answer their challenges was all there all-throughout.�

Ateneo started on a high note, taking an insurmountable 19-4 advantage after Clifford Arao’s jumper in the first quarter. 6-foot-7 center Rabeh Al-Hussaini and Chris Tiu joined forces also in that early run for a 21-12 lead at the start of second quarter.

But University of Visayas , a seven-time CESAFI (Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc.) champion, did not go home without putting up a good fight.

The UV Green Lancers slowly came back by dropping a 15-2 bomb to narrow the gap, 21-18, with 6:02 minutes to go before the halftime break.

The Blue Eagles responded with a 11-3 run to keep the lead, 32-21, with still 2:06 minutes to go. Again, the Green Lancers, with Von Lanete and Ritchum Dennison firing a trey each, had another run – an 8-2 attack – to keep the game close at halftime, 32-26. The 2nd half was all about Ateneo.

Rabeh Al-Hussaini, provided 23 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, delivered 13 of Ateneo’s 19 points in the third quarter to outscore the Green Lancers’ 14. The Blue Eagles continued to sustain their edge, 51-40, towards the start of 4th quarter.

Al-Hussaini’s six straight points, mostly in the shaded lane late in the third period, kept the Blue Eagles on top, 49-38.

Clifford Arao shared the limelight by scoring 7 of his 9 points in the fourth period, including three consecutive points to give Ateneo a 58-44 advantage with the larger Ateneo crowd cheering on with still six minutes remaining.

The Blue Eagles registered their biggest lead, 69-50, when Nonoy Baclao, the tournament MVP, completed a lay-up off Yuri Escueta’s dish with 2:19 minutes to go.

The loss of Reno Berame, with 6 points and 7 boards to his credit, in the middle of the 4th quarter due to five fouls was vital for UV.

Guard Chris Tiu, a member of the Philippine Basketball Team for the 24th Thailand SEA Games, had 11 points, 12 boards and dished off 6 assists, while Kirk Long added 8 points and 8 rebounds. Von Lanete paced the Green Lancers with 13 points.

Ateneo recorded 27-out-of-64 (42%) from the field against the 22-out-of-69 (32%) field goal conversion of UV. Ateneo also led in second chance-points, 13-5, and had the edge in the rebounding department, 52-35. The Blue Eagles also had more assists (20-10) and steals (6-5).

The awarding ceremony was conducted by CCL Chairman Rey Gamboa and Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez.

The Green Lancers settled for first runner-up plus a Two hundred thousand prize money.

For the Mythical Five Team B Selection: Ronnie Mabayo- STI, Ariel Medana – UV, Jervy Cruz – UST,
Chris Diputado-UV, Ken Barracoso – UV

For the Mythical Five Team A Selection: Chris Tiu – Ateneo, Rabeh Al-Hussaini – Ateneo, Dylan Ababou – UST, Reno Berame – UV, Nonoy Baclao – Ateneo

Nonoy Baclao – Tournament Most Valuable Player (MVP)

Individual scores:

ATENEO 71–Al-Hussaini 23, Tiu 11, Arao 9, Long 8, Baclao 7, Salamat 5, Barracoso 4, Escueta 4, Baldos 0, Austria 0.

UNIV. OF VISAYAS 54–Lanete 13, Dennison 9, Luga 8, Diputado 8, Mepaña 6, Berame 6, Tancongco 4, Villanil 0, Salughter 0.

Quarter scores: 21-12, 32-26, 51-40, 71-54


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70 Comments

  • mark-man says:

    One Big Fight!!!!!!!!!

  • Red cobra says:

    Congratulations to the Blue Eagles. They deserve the championship. Once again, UAAP dominates the champions league.

  • Ignatius says:

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ATENEO BLUE EAGLES for winning the CCL trophy! ONE BIG FIGHT!

  • Ignatius says:

    Haay, sa wakas! Bida na ako this time sa inuman this weekend with my friends from La Salle! hehehe! +AMDG+

  • yanyan says:

    MGA TAGALOG PUTI MOG ITLOG….. ARI BEH,ARI BEH ARI BEH.PAGAWAS LOBOT BEH, GAWAS LOBOT BEH ATONG BUNALANNNNNNNNN.HHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • yanyan says:

    YESSSSSS……….. UV WINS

  • GoBlue says:

    Ayt! Go Ateneo! One Big Fight! :)

  • Cebuano Hotshot says:

    COngrats Ateneo…

    nyc job for UV.. for putting up a fight..

    still, its UAAP that dominates the league..

    Slaughter is scoreless?? He really is still a kid..

    Bai, Kita ka sa akong kanding?
    wahahaha

  • die-nhadz says:

    buang mo! champion gihapon ang U.V. dire cebu. kita nalang ta sa ABT liga sa mga bayot. makita sa channel 58.

  • champion gyud si coach elmer “boy” cabahug.. bisan tuod napakyas sa kampyonado. gwapo gihapon sya. i love you coach boy!

  • mike alliego says:

    aw, pasalamat ang mga taga ateneo kay injured ko. kay klon dili pa aw, samot kalubang ang uv. hehehehehe
    bitaw oi, uv must still be proud! better luck next year.. go green lancers!

  • dragonZz.. says:

    GO GO GO UV GREEN LANCERS…
    PRIDE OF CEBU…..

    YEHEHEHEEEEYYYYY…..
    UV STILL THE BEST TEAM….
    HAHAHAHA….]

    GO UV….

  • dp says:

    talo nga eh…

  • dragonZz.. says:

    ehh ano ngayon… wahaha…
    mas magaling pa rin ang UV hahaha….
    ari mo diri cebu kay ipa vigilante ta mo….
    hahahaha… just kidding…

    bitaw… congratz sa ateneo…
    its a great game…

    UV still the Best team in the Philippnes.

  • dragonZz.. says:

    UV GREEN LANCERS…

  • ricponsib says:

    Congrats to Ateneo and also to UV for having a good game yesterday..

  • TagaCebu says:

    hintay lang kayo eto na last champion nyo the next south naman

  • ryan says:

    yeah Salughter still a kid hintay lang kyo kapag magulang na yan maglaro

  • rodix says:

    ang yabang mgsalita nitong ABUSAYAF,, eh ano kung tambak pare bakit anong school mo siguradong hindi ka atenista..well na mental lapse lang talaga ang u.v. hindi nila na scout mabuti yung al hussiani they concentrate more on TIU at ARAO.. well we r proud of them coz they showed d heart of a champion they never back out in any tournament n manila,yung record nila s good being a school outsde manila.a few years ago they face U.E. james yap team i think they finish 4th. then last 2005 they finish 3rd beating P.C.U.last year was there worst finish ,while this year was there best i think there record show that they can beat a manila team..well maybe its not yet there time maybe next year god willing..so ihope that NCAA AND UAAP TEAMS WILL COME TO CEBU this january and fight VISMIN TEAMS.. K GOD BLESS..

  • mark-man says:

    if you think that’s the biggest game of ateneo…
    think again…
    UAAP here we come!!!!
    Soaring High!!!!
    One Big Fight!

  • mark-man says:

    it;s a fair match…
    the game was play good by both squads.
    and evenn if Slaughter was scoreless and the reason is he’s a kid…what about Baclao?
    That’s when Good Scouting Becomes a factor =)

  • jes says:

    tama pokayo rodix,try lang nila mag invade dito sa cebu kahit alin don sa manila teams ………
    we will try our luck next year when probably greg slaughter will become experienced player.hehehehehe congrats ateneo ,and also to uv for making as a runner up ,the pride of cebu….

  • jes says:

    saba dha abusayaf borit kaau na imoha da,pa aria na imo uaap or ncaa champion diri cebu para kita katag hehehehe. apil paka sa line up nila hahahaha paksi jud ka

  • mark-man says:

    hehehe….UAAP……. I hope Barracoso and Baclao’s message has been sent clearly.
    AMDG!

  • dragonZz... says:

    UV GREEN LANCERS IS STILL THE GREAT TEAM…

  • dragonZz... says:

    UV GREEN LANCERS IS STILL THE GREAT TEAM IN THE PHILIPPINES…

  • mark-man says:

    you can say UV green lancers is a great team but not the GREATEST team….

  • ABUSAYAF says:

    dragonzz ur are dragon .u lool like a dragon cguro bakit dragonzz name mo?hah ha hah ha.BAI KAUN NALNG MAIS DIHA.HE HE HEH EH HE.TALO TEAM NYO HA HA HHA.kawawa naman talo na dragon pa.i tell you the truth wala talagang chance ang taga vismin sa taga manila.ang gagaling dito eh at mga guapo pa he he he

  • ABUSAYAF says:

    PURO KAYO GREAT GREAT GREAT TEAM EH TAMBAK !NAMAN SA LARO HE HEH HEH EHH HEHEHEHE.ANG LAYO TALAGA .WHAT MORE KAYA KUNG IBANG SCOL PA NINYO
    LUMABAN HAH HA HAHA

  • ABUSAYAF says:

    anong ginawa ni slaughter sa laro pang poste lang ata cya ehh.di cya ginagamit .wala cyang gamit he he he.binangko na cya sa 3rd quarter eh.pang rebound lang cya

  • claiford tiu says:

    go archers!!!!

  • claiford tiu says:

    de la salle is the best university in the philippines!!! we pay big bucks to our cashier!! we are also the best in basketball!! we brawl other teams that are better than us!!! hahahahaha!!! we are filthy rich, brainless and arrogant!! THAT IS WHY WE ARE THE BEST!

  • ABUSAYAF says:

    RODIX PISOT! he he he he he heh ehhe hhe

  • ABUSAYAF says:

    GO ATENEO FLY HIGH IN THE SKY!THE BEST college TEAM IN ASIA.UAAP BEST AMONG THE BEST .UR INTELLIGENT PLAYER.walang ng makatalo sa inyo!
    congrats Ateneo for grabing the title CNC or CCL champion in the philippines.mabuhay Manila!player

  • BISDAK says:

    hoy mga bati mo’g nawong taga manila… nkaligaw ra gani mo ug ka champion.. layo ra kaau mo sa amo ka gwapohon sa mga bisaya.. esp. yan si ABUSAYAF imong nawong murag lubot nako..! cge ug chabis!!!!

  • bokyo says:

    pasalamat mo mga tagalog nasa lugar nyo ang laro, dapat naman next time sa province naman par fair competition…

  • ABUSAYAF says:

    pare kong bogyo kahit san parte ng pilipinas ganapin ang laban di parin kayo mananalo .kulang sa training at experience ang team ni ninyo at bata pa.need more practice.at na papansin namin mahiyain mag galaw ang team ng u.v vismin.matamlay maluya mag laro .walang style mahina talaga sori ha for this comments.uaap yan ehh di basta basta magaling talaga cla.kahit isama mo pa si cabahug at c al solis sa laro di parin kayo manalo.ma utak ang kalaban ehh.intelligent dba?

  • DragonZz says:

    GO UV GREEN LANCERS… STILL THE GREAT TEAM…

  • senator trillianes says:

    tanggapin muna ang talo rodix wala talagang laban ang taga vismin nun paman panahon ni marcos .still the same no chalenge taga visayas.uaap parin lagi mag champion .marami pang kaining bigas taga u.v plsss accept defeat

  • -basketbol fanatic! CNC is Over! says:

    congrats sa Ateneo, UV Green Lancers, at STI Olympians! tapos na ang CNC, its already december, whats next? Sunod naba ang Fr. Martin’c Cup? to Mike Abasolo and staff, kelan po start ng Fr. Martin’s cup? sana kumpleto na team sa liga na un including La Salle and UE, i am really looking forward to another basketball threat!, updates! updates! updates! thnks!!!

  • senator trillianes says:

    wag nayan fr.martins cup kung tayo tayo lang taga manila mag laro.invite other school like cesafi from cebu para ok.

  • -basketbol fanatic! CNC is Over! says:

    oo nga sen trillanes, i thought fr. martins cup is an open invitation to all teams nationwide, i havent watch it kac and kakabasa ko lang dito sa article na ito: http://www.gmanews.tv/story/70510/Fr-Martin-Cup-starts-Nov-30, sana nga kasama rin mga teams from the south para mas maging maganda ang labanan, all regions should be represented!

  • senator trillianes says:

    oo nga sabi ni general lim gustong lahat ng college team sa cebu na e sali sa fr. martins cup para naman maganda ang laban.dont be selfish nga sabi natin diba.all is officialy welcome.

  • bob ong - pinoy says:

    kelan ba start ng SEA Games? wat channel kaya mapapanood ang mga laro? Gusto ko mapanood mga players natin against South east asian nations, gaya ng dati i hope tayo ulit maka Gold para sa Pinas!

  • senator trillianes says:

    pikon talo rodix! he heh he heh ehhe hehe.dami ninyo pa kainin bigas.ha hah ah ah ahah .di kami pupunta dyan baka ano pa mangyari sa amin.

  • senator trillianes says:

    rodix halos lagi nalang kayo talo ehh.cnc or ccl taon taon ni isa wala pa kayong champion.makikita naman talaga yan eh.sana man lang ni isa ma champion kayo .patunayan ninyo na mag champ kayo.hanggang semi lang abutin ninyo ehh.think about that?diba?

  • addicted to blue says:

    rodix… dont be stupid!! your players down there in the south are no match for the uaap players here. UV will always be beaten by ateneo dlsu ue or uste. But I think they have a chance against up.!!

  • senator trillianes says:

    rodix na iinis na sayo c addicted blue.cge ka

  • 64 says:

    rodix, kahit anong sabihin mo, napag-iwanan na talga mga players sa south.. or kung di naman, mga team doon…. kaya nga sila naglalaro sa mga schools na di kilala eh…. satinggin mo, kapag pumunta sa south ang mga teams ng uaap, may laban pa ba team mo? inferior talga mga teams sa south…. tanngapin mo nalang…

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