Red Cubs Win Gold Coast Tournament
Five-peat NCAA Juniors champions San Beda Red Cubs proved once again why they are the most revered high school basketball team in the country after conquering another tournament, this time in the land Down Under. (Photo: ADU Sports Tours)
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
2/25/2014 10:10:00 PM San Beda Sports No comments
San Beda College-Alabang went thru the wringer to defeat Philippine Women's University, 25-16, 20-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-7, and bag the college division title in the Women's Colleges Sports Association (WCSA) volleyball finals Sunday at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The Alabang-based Lady Red Spikers swept the best-of-three championship series, 2-0, and finished the season undefeated in nine matches, with Eula Ugalde winning the Most Valuable Player plum.
Impressive blockings plus good defense and service allowed San Beda-Alabang to rally from a 1-2 set deficit to extend the match to a decider.
"Ang sabi ko binigyan na kami ng chance to grab what is ours kaya this time paghirapan na and don't waste any opportunities na darating," said Lady Red Spikers coach Jeorge Sucaldito.
In the deciding frame, the Lady Patriots made a couple of errors that allowed San Beda-Alabang to pull away early in the set, as the Lady Red Spikers held on with their defense, attacks, and service to close out the exciting game.
Ugalde also bagged the Best Receiver plum, while the Best Blocker award went to her teammate Jem Fagara, and the Best Server honors went to Charlene Salazar.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
2/18/2014 01:45:00 AM San Beda Sports No comments
San Beda seized its fourth straight NCAA men’s football championship after a 2-0 shutout of Arellano Monday at the ASCOM pitch in Taguig.
Raffy Cabug, the league’s MVP, fittingly opened up the scoring for the Red Booters in the ninth minute.
San Beda, which went unbeaten in nine matches, doubled its lead in the 69th minute on a penalty kick off a costly foul by Arellano keeper Mark Baldo to cap its victory.
The Chiefs couldn’t do much with the Red Booters’ stifiling defense. San Beda also came out aggressive that kept Arellano on its heels.
With another crown in hand, San Beda tied former NCAA member La Salle for the most number of football titles in the seniors division with 21.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
2/15/2014 06:15:00 PM San Beda Sports No comments
San Beda landed two key players from its multi-titled high school squad in Javee Mocon and Ranbill Tongco to beef up the Red Lions roster for the next NCAA season.
San Beda head coach Boyet Fernandez confirmed that Mocon and Tongco have recently committed to join the Red Lions after leading their high school team to a fifth straight crown last year.
“As of now, we took two Red Cubs who committed to us in Javee Mocon and Ranbill Tongco,” Fernandez said.
The commitments obtained by the Red Lions from Mocon and Tongco came after Tolentino decided not to play for San Beda and, instead, joined Ateneo in the UAAP.
Even though the Red Lions failed to get Tolentino, Fernandez was glad to have the two Red Cubs as they gun for a fifth straight title this year in Season 90 of the country’s oldest collegiate league.
Fernandez said Mocon, who averaged 10.5 points and 7.4 rebounds for the Red Cubs last season, is a key addition after the departure of small forward Rome de la Rosa, who played his final season in 2013.
The San Beda coach is confident Mocon can fill the gap even though he played as a power forward in high school.
“Javee will really fill up the spot which Rome left behind. Javee is playing four in the juniors but with his talent and attitude, I think he will have no problem adjusting to the three,” said Fernandez.
As for Tongco, the point guard averaged 13.5 points for the Red Cubs last year. But Fernandez admitted that Tongco is a project with Baser Amer and a host of other point guards still with the Red Lions.
“He will fortify the point guard position in the future. I know that we have so many point guards but still, we are looking at him to be the future of San Beda,” said Fernandez.
Fernandez said he is still looking for more players to beef up their core.
file photo courtesy: PULA