Lessons Learned On A DLSZ – SBC Game

I arrived at the game and the end of the 3rd quarter and the game in full heat. SBC was turning it over far too often and by 1:56 left in the 4th, was ahead by only two points against DLSZ, 77-75.

DLSZ’s #12 eventually tied the game followed by DLSZ’s # 11 causing an impressive block that unfortunately was too strong for his own good as he went out of the game after that clutching his shoulder.

An action – packed series of events transpired quickly afterwards. SBC’s #10 sank 1 of 2 freethrows followed by DLSZ’s #21 sinking a scintillating jumper on top of the key to forge ahead 78-80.

SBC tied it back up at 80 all with 1:02 left then SBC’s #21 is fouled on the inbound with 44.4 seconds left, and is promptly fouled. He sinks 1 of 2 freethrows, the score now 80-81.

With 12 seconds left SBC calls a timeout, and in two consecutive driving layups fail to score.

And here’s where it gets really exciting, as if it weren’t already.

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Which Team's Worth Going To FEU? PART II

This is the 2nd of 2 parts, the first of which is here, where I named the teams I wanna see. In particular they were ADMU, UE, FEU, SBC and JRU.

Now that I finally have the list of participating schools (24 Seniors and 24 Junior Teams! I didn’t realize!), I’ve a better view of the bigger picture, so I start with:

DLSU – Need it be asked why? Loyalties aside, the DLSU lineup may as well be completely new, with rookies at every position. Not only that, the legendary (and yes, we should call him legendary) Franz Pumaren can make gold out of dirt, and take a seemingly underhanded, short and mismatched team to the promised land. He’s done it before, he can no doubt do it again. Not counting DLSU as a factor in any tournament is folly.

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