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Blest be Benedictos

Blest be Benedictos

DENNIS Benedictos is an ideas man who knows how to do the hard organisational work to put his thoughts into action for the benefit of the Australian and Philippine sporting communities. By GLORIA ROSS in Canberra ACT ____________________ Benedictos is well organised, articulate and he possesses the great respect of players and fellow organisers. The man […]

Bravehearts’ Brandt clinic

MORE than 100 young hoopsters took part in a basketball clinic organised by Bravehearts basketball club at Rooty Hill Leisure Centre on Monday, February 8, 2016. By JAIME K PIMENTEL ___________________ The clinic on basketball fundamentals such as dribbling and shooting was run by National Basketball League’s Sydney Kings power-forward Angus Brandt. Bravehearts’ head coaches […]

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Collegiate hoops in May

THE tail-end of Australia’s autumn in May will usher in the Filipino community’s 2016 Philippine Collegiate Basketball Cup competition. By JAIME K PIMENTEL ____________________ Organising this year’s Cup is Western Sydney Basketball Association, and the venue moves to Kevin Betts Basketball Stadium in Mount Druitt. “The competition will have an identical format to that of last […]

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Hoops ball a-pumping

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Hoops ball a-pumping

PLANS are underway to launch the 2016 Philippine Collegiate Basketball Cup under the same format of two groups: Group A for the universities championship and Group B for the colleges championship. By JAIME K PIMENTEL The champions of Group A and Group B will contest the grand championship. Details will be ironed out before disseminating […]

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On a wing and a prayer

THE Ateneo Australia alumni-sponsored U15 Sea Eagles basketball team captured a division championship of the Hills Hornets Basketball winter competition in September 2015. The Sea Eagles defeated The Blazers, 44-33, in Division A final of the championship at the Hills District leisure and sports centre in Castle Hill. The team is a midgets side of […]

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By Jude, he did it

JAYHAWKS point-guard Jude Villanueva swept the rug from under Amigos in the 2015 NSW State Filos Champions Basketball Cup final with a three-pointer in the dying seconds. By MARILIE BOMEDIANO Ang Kalatas _______________________________________ In retaining the title, the JayHawks turned back a strong challenge from Amigos with a 45-44 nail-biting victory on the June long-weekend […]

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Seagles, Bombers soar

ATENEO’S Sea Eagles took the inaugural UAAP Alumni Basketball championship in Sydney by demolishing Adamson Falcons, 34-23, in the final at Marrickville Police-Citizens Youth Club basketball stadium on Sunday, April 19, 2015. By JAIME K PIMENTEL Not be outdone, Jose Rizal U’s Bombers shot down Angeles Selection, 56-51, to take the NCAA Alumni Basketball championship ~ […]

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Bombers, Falcons up front

JOSE Rizal Bombers and Adamson Falcons shot to the lead with two wins a piece in the opening rounds of the 2015 Philippine Colleges and Universities Alumni Basketball tournament at Marrickville Police-Citizens Youth Club stadium on Sunday, March 29. By JAIME K PIMENTEL __________________________________ Of eight teams entered, three were unbeaten including the Ateneo Sea Eagles […]

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Nerves cost grand final

A SLIGHT drop in concentration at the critical last five minutes of the game cost the Sea Eagles’ U15 midgets dearly, allowing Patriots 3 to pull away and take The Hills boys’ division-A grand final, 44-36, at the Hills Sports Stadium on Monday, March 30, 2015. By NIRO ROYCE ________________   It was a tight […]

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School break to play

A YOUNG basketball star has returned from school overseas to play alongside his dad in the 2015 Philippine Collegiate Basketball tournament which starts on Sunday, March 29, at the PCYC Marrickville stadium. By JAIME K PIMENTEL ______________________ Sixteen-year-old Travis Mantua, who plays for the Ateneo de Cebu’s Magis juniors, took a break from school to […]

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