View: Mobile | Desktop
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
Philippines Internationally

Aris Ignacio
Enzo Flojo
Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover Filipino women basketball. Please send us an e-mail.

PBA Standings
 1. Talk N Text 10-1 
 2. SM Beermen 8-3 
 3. B.Ginebra 8-3 
 4. Meralco Bolts 6-5 
 5. Mahindra E. 6-5 
 6. Alaska Aces 6-5 
 7. NLEX RW 5-6 
 8. Rain or Shine 5-6 
 9. Phoenix 5-6 
 10. Globalport 4-7 
 11. Purefoods Star 2-9 
 12. Blackwater 1-10 
Full Standings
PBA D-League Standings
 1. Cafe France B. 7-1 
 2. Caida 7-1 
 3. Jam Liner 5-3 
 4. Phoenix 5-3 
 5. Tanduay 5-3 
 6. AMA Univ. 2-6 
 7. BDO 2-6 
 8. Mindanao 1-6 
 9. Wangs BC 1-7 
Points Per Game
  Avg: 28.8
 1. Durham, Meralco28.8 
 2. Brownlee, B.Gin.26.7 
 3. Tenorio, B.Ginebra17.3 
 4. Newsome, Meralco15.5 
 5. Hugnatan, Meralco12.5 
 6. Aguilar, B.Ginebra10.1 
 7. Thompson, B.Gin.10.0 
 8. Mercado, B.Ginebra9.1 
 9. Alapag, Meralco Bo.8.3 
 10. Hodge, Meralco8.0 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Durham, Meralco15.7 
 2. Brownlee, B.Gin.10.3 
 3. Aguilar, B.Ginebra8.4 
 4. Thompson, B.Gin.7.3 
 5. Hodge, Meralco6.7 
 6. Newsome, Meralco5.3 
 7. Hugnatan, Meralco5.2 
 8. Devance, B.Ginebra4.4 
 9. Tenorio, B.Ginebra4.1 
 10. Caguioa, B.Ginebra3.1 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Newsome, Meralco5.5 
 2. Durham, Meralco5.5 
 3. Tenorio, B.Ginebra5.4 
 4. Alapag, Meralco Bo.3.8 
 5. Thompson, B.Gin.3.7 
 6. Brownlee, B.Gin.3.6 
 7. Mercado, B.Ginebra3.3 
 8. Devance, B.Ginebra2.6 
 9. Hodge, Meralco2.3 
 10. Hugnatan, Meralco2.0 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Brownlee, B.Gin.1.9 
 2. Thompson, B.Gin.0.9 
 3. Durham, Meralco0.8 
 4. Helterbrand, B.Gin.0.8 
 5. Tenorio, B.Ginebra0.7 
 6. Aguilar, B.Ginebra0.7 
 7. Caguioa, B.Ginebra0.6 
 8. Mercado, B.Ginebra0.6 
 9. Nabong, Meralco0.5 
 10. Newsome, Meralco0.5 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Aguilar, B.Ginebra2.1 
 2. Durham, Meralco0.8 
 3. Hodge, Meralco0.7 
 4. Brownlee, B.Gin.0.6 
 5. Tenorio, B.Ginebra0.3 
 6. Marcelo, B.Ginebra0.3 
 7. Newsome, Meralco0.3 
 8. Mariano, B.Ginebra0.3 
 9. Thompson, B.Gin.0.3 
 10. Uyloan, Meralco B.0.3 

Play-Off bracket4
Gabe Freeman leads Barako Bull to Semifinals - Apr 9, 2012

  follow us on Facebook Twitter

Gabe Freeman
Barako Bull's hard work through the most sacred days of the Holy Week paid off.

Gabe Freeman (198-F-85, college: Costa Mesa JC) scattered 34 points and also had 19 rebounds, powering the Energy to a 106-85 victory over the Alaska Aces Easter Sunday and into the PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Ronald Tubid (186-G-81) and Willie Miller (180-PG-77) each came up with a 20-point game as Barako's efforts from Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday in practices enabled it to put an emphatic finish to the best-of-three quarterfinals series that went the distance.

As a result, the Energy lined themlseves up for a best-of-five semis duel with defending champion Talk N Text starting Tuesday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

'Una sa lahat, gusto kong pasalamatan ang Panginoon, pero I also have to give credit to my players,' said Energy head coach Junel Baculi, in his first semis stint. 'I told them before the game that there's only one stumbling block for us to the semifinals and you deserve to be there. They responded very well.'

Baculi specifically singled out Freeman, who arrived Tuesday last week and promptly delivered 22 points and 17 rebounds in a 92-99 loss in Game 2.

The two-time Best Import awardee came in in lieu of the ineffective Reggie Okosa (208-F/C-80, agency: Top Notch Sports, college: La Salle), who was in turn a replacement for Rodney White, who had to go home to attend to his ailing father but not after averaging a conference-best 29.8 points and 13.2 rebounds in the five games he played.

'You cannot ask anything more of him,' said Baculi of Freeman. 'He flew in straight from Canada, has recovered from jetlag and now gives you 34 points and 19 rebounds.'

The blowout loss was hardly expected of Alaska, which seemed to have gained momentum following the way it bounced back from a 90-103 loss in the series opener.

Yet the Aces were basically outplayed since the early parts of the second quarter, an aftermath of what Baculi claimed was the excellent way his charges defended the likes of Cyrus Baguio, LA Tenorio (178-G-84) and Mark Baracael.

'Those three combined for almost 60 points in Game 2 and really hurt us,' noted Baculi. 'Tonight we limited them to about 30 and that's a big difference.'

Adam Parada led the Aces with 18 points and five assists. But he was limited to a personal conference-low seven rebounds and was already sitting out along with Baguio and Tenorio inside the last five minutes of the game, when the Energy had raced to leads of 23 points, the last at 99-76.

Also a victim of Barako's tenacious gang-rebounding and vicious boxing out tactics was Sonny Thoss, who was held to just six points, his second lowest output in the tourney, as well as a personal season-low two rebounds.

Freeman was the anchor of it all.

Freeman scored seven points in each of the last two quarters but the rout was already being paved while he was taking a four-minute rest between the third and fourth.

In that span, Barako was limiting Alaska to just one try at the basket and was quicker at getting to loose balls. The Energy were also playing more cohesive and that showed in the way they managed to unleash one run after another.

Miller had five straight points and Freeman's substitute, Leo Najorda, scored on a follow up to make it a 78-63 count.

Najorda would go on to score eight more points in the final canto and joined hands with Freeman in stretching their lead to 97-74. (NC)

The scores:

BARAKO 106 - Freeman 34, Tubid 20, Miller 20, Seigle 12, Najorda 10, Pennisi 3, Arboleda 3, Allado
2, Pena 2, Salvador 0.

ALASKA 85 - Parada 18, Baguio 14, Reyes 13, Baracael 12, Custodio 9, Tenorio 9, Thoss 6, Eman 2,
Gonzales 2, Salamat 0, Gelig 0.

Quarterscores: 25-24, 55-42, 78-63, 106-85

Courtesy of

Wayne Chism
Wayne Chism (ex Rain or Shine) is a newcomer at Garzas - 2 days ago

LNBP newcomer Garzas de Plata Hidalgo strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American power forward Wayne Chism (206-111kg-87, college: Tennessee). He played last season at Rain or Shine in Filipino PBA league, but left. In two games he recorded 8.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.0spg and 1.5bpg. The last summer Chism was tested by Sagesse (Division A) in Lebanese league. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won PBA Commissioner's Cup Regular Season in 2...   [read more]

Brownlee hits buzzer-beating shot, Ginebra wins PBA title - 5 days ago

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings import Justin Brownlee (197-F-88, college: St.John's) scored a buzzer-beating three-pointer that edged the Meralco Bolts, 91-88, in dramatic fashion to win the best-of-seven championship series for the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors Cup crown in front of 22,000-plus spectators at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Wednesday night (October 19, Manila time). The victory ended an eight-year title drought for the Kings, who last won in the 20...   [read more]

Chot Reyes back as Gilas head coach; Racela replaces Uichico in TNT - 5 days ago

Vincent 'Chot' Reyes is back as the head coach of Gilas, the Philippine National Team, as appointed by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) last October 18. The multi-titled coach last handled Gilas in 2014 and took the country in its most prominent moments in its basketball history in the last 40-plus years. Reyes steered the country to a silver finish in the 2013 FIBA Asia Cup in Manila and led Gilas to a victory against Senegal in the 2014 FIBA World Cup after 40 long years. Er...   [read more]

1 | 2 | 3 | 4
1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Site Map: Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer

Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.