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JRU Bombers, Adamson Falcons, Ateneo Eagles led team standings for alumni basketball league

2015 PCUA TECH Pilipinas Russel DC barrels in for a twinner (177x200) By Mon Policarpio – Clashes at the mahogany  court among  Philippine colleges and  schools Alumni  and friends  were in full swing  again at the Marrickville Police  Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) stadium  in at Steel Park in Marrickville , NSW last Sunday  29 March during the  start of the 2015 Philippine Colleges and Universities  Alumni  (PCUA) tournament .

Succeeding games will be on Sunday 12 April and 19 April with the latter being  the Semi-final and Grand final day.

Earlier  round up report  by sportswriter Jimmy Pimentel of  www.FilOzinPlay  said  Jose Rizal University Bombers, the Adamson University Falcons and the Ateneo de Mania University Eagles were ahead in the group scoreboard, the first two with two wins apiece and the third, with a win and a draw record.

The basketball game followed a colourful opening ceremony  which  featured a parade of eight participating teams, led by their respective muses.

2015 PCUA Adamson Falcon DJ Sison in tight traffic (167x200)The eight teams and their respective  team captains are   Angeles University JETS (Byron Murphy); Mapua CARDINALS (Rems Remorozo) Jose Rizal University HEAVY BOMBERS (Noy Maglaque);  Tech Pilipinas MECHANICS (Loreto Bagsic);  Adamson University FALCONS (Ricky Bautista) Ateneo EAGLES (Roger Mantua);   One Lasalle  NSW ARCHERS (Joey Reyes), and University of the Philippines MAROONS (Christopher Somera).

Other results show  Mapua Cardinals defeating Tech Pilipinas Mechanics ,57 – 32, JRU downing Tech Pilipinas ,  50 – 42 ;  Angeles Universities Jets strafing the Mapua Cardinals, 76 – 58.

In  Group B games, Rizal University Bombers defeated defending champion Angeles Universities Jets, 59-41 with the latter never able to recover from the Bombers  onslaught.

In group A action, the Adamson University alumni Falcons stamped themselves as a grand final contender with a 41 – 22 demolition of the UP alumni Maroons. While the much anticipated Ateneo Eagles and One La Salle NSW alumni match ended in a 56-all draw after a see-sawing battle that saw the lead changed hands several times.

The rest of the matches had Adamson Falcons beating One LA Salle NSW, 61-49 and Adamson Falcons demolishing UP Maroons, 63 – 23.

An opening  special performance from Team La Salle  featured the team chanting it’s AlmaMater  sports battle cry  “Animo Lasalle” which usually happened in team’s games  in college competitions in the Philippine. It was by charismatic supporter and cheerleader El Miguel to the delight of the crowd.

2015 PCUA Archer Dax Manay stab (200x185)Acknowledgement  of team muses  saw the announcement of  Ms Alyssa Manalo of Adamson Univertsity’s team Falcons  as number one beauty followed by Ms Chantelle Torres of Mapua Cardnals, as and Gabby Escubio of Tech Pilipinas, as  first and second runner ups, respectively

Individual scoring honours after this round of games went to Mapua Cardinal Jackson Arellano leading the pack with 42 points followed by One LA Salle NSW Archer Mark Franco 40 points,  Angeles University Jets Byron Murphy 38 points and  Ateneo Sea Eagle Travis Mantua with 35 points.

Adamson University Falcons lead group A with 2 wins no lose and JRU Heavy Bombers pace group B with a 2 win no lose result as well.

The next round of elimination games continues on 12 April and the semis and grand finals on 19 April at PCYC Marrickville from 9 in the morning.

In group A, the Falcons demolished the Maroons, 41-22; the Sea Eagles and the Archers drew, 56-56; the Falcons trounced the Archers 61-49; the Falcons sunk the Maroons, 63-23; and the Ateneo Eagles blasted the Maroons, 63-23. By Mon Policarpio and Bayanihan News.