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PCCL Metro Manila Qualifying Round Day 1 Update

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Tuesday, 6 November 2012 13 Comments

Jeff Viernes waxed hot on a Tuesday afternoon as his team St. Clare College upset University of the East, 81-79, in the day one of Metro Manila Qualifiers of Philippine Collegiate Champions League at the San Juan Arena.

With the game on the line, Viernes drained a fadeaway jumper off the glass against the defense of Gene Belleza to bring the lead back to the National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) champion SCC, 80-79.
The Red Warriors, who had a great showing in the recent University Games in Bacolod, still had the last possession with 25.9 ticks left, but failed to convert.
Viernes, a mainstay for Boracay Rhum in PBA D-League, finished with 23 markers, while Marte Gil provided a solid backup with 22 points.
Meanwhile, Adamson University, Mapua Institute of Technology, and Jose Rizal University posted convincing wins in a three-day elimination schedule.
UAAP sixth placer Soaring Falcons lost a 24 lead at the halftime but still managed to trounce Interscholastic Athletic Association (ISAA) champion Philippine Merchant Marine School 73-63 in the first game.
Gab Banal and Josan Nimes scored 16 and 15 points respectively as the Cardinals thumped Men’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (MNCAA) title holder Centro Escolar University, 72-66.
John Villaries led the Heavy Bombers with 25 markers and routed Universities and Colleges of Luzon Athletic Association titlist St. Francis College, 86-63.
The top two teams to survive the three-day qualifiers will advance to the ‘Sweet 16′ round, where UAAP teams UST, NU, La Salle, and NCAA squads Letran, Perpetual, San Sebastian are waiting.

*UE Red Warriors got the chance in the qualifiers after UAAP fifth placer and former PCCL back-to-back champion Far Eastern University opted not to join.

AJ Bolando


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13 Comments

  • Direktor says:

    The outcomes show disparity of competitive level of UAAP and NCAA teams against the champions from other leagues. We gots a long way to go…

  • Spinning Back Fist says:

    Shame UE, shame. First, forfeiting the UniGames championship game, now losing to an unknown team. Shame.

  • REDTUBE says:

    team B ba ng UE yan? kasi nasa taiwan pa sila? battle for third placer against a team from china.

    • muralla22 says:

      nope, di nman team b si gene belleza db….maybe they took st.clare lightly and eventually it backfired on them, especially that viernes was at the helm of st.clare w/c was one of the mainstays of boracay rum so mssbe ko na tlgang may laro ito

  • David says:

    What happened to Ateneo?

    • Mike Abasolo says:

      Hi David,

      They are in the sweet 16.

      • David says:

        Oh ok thanks just got confused by the statement in the article

        “The top two teams to survive the three-day qualifiers advance to the ‘Sweet 16? round, where UAAP teams UST, NU, La Salle, and NCAA squads Letran, Perpetual, San Sebastian are waiting.”

  • kingcash says:

    any known reason bakit di sumali FEU?

    • David says:

      Might be because they haven’t setled down with their new coach yet. This is just speculation though. :)

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