Korean basketball legend and Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF) President, Mr. Shin Dong Pa lead the ceremonial toss between host school City College of Manila and Korea's Dankook University held at San Andres Sports Complex in Manila. Also in photo is the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP ) Treasurer Tony Fabico. Photo taken by Henry T. Vargas
June 5, 2009
Dankook University won its first battle……
VISITING Dankook University displayed the stuff they are made off with a 90-80 victory against City College of Manila (Universidad de Maynila) kicking off hostilities in the 7th Asian University Basketball Championship - Prospero Pichay Cup Friday night at the San Andres Gym in Manila.
Joh Sang-ryul lit up the scoring chart with 31 points as he went unstoppable all night long to give the Korean squad its first win in this five day tournament organized by Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) and sanction by the Asian University Basketball Federation in cooperation with the City of Manila.
Kim Song-kyu added 15 points while seven of the total eight players used for this game barged in the scoring column to highlight the team’s impressive start.
Jaymar Marte had 17 points to lead five players in double digits for the losing team being supported by BAP President Prospero Pichay who is also the Chairman of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA).
UCAAP champion from Pangasinan – University of Luzon joined Dankook University in the win column with an 81-74 decision against national PRISAA champion Western Visayas University Selection in the other game.
AUBF president Korean basketball legend Shin Dong Pa joined BAP president and tournament honoree Pichay as the guest of honor as they extolled on the players to display sportsmanship even as they are expected to go all out for victories in the tournament with Wilson basketball as the official ball.
Friday Game ( June 5, 2009 )- San Andres Gym
WVUS - 74 UL - 81
Players: Points Players: Points
4 - Teneco 17 4. Caiña,Willy 10
5 - Saul 8 5 -Daryl,Gamiaao 0
8- Basco 0 6 - Cadile,Roel Jeff 0
9 - Peremne 7 8- Sabordo, Paul 17
11 - Beso 0 9 - Ilao,Norman 10
12 - Sulano 2 10 - Balmes,jeff 0
13- Gecangco 3 11 - Panunciar,norman 8
14 - Diunella 0 12 - Vidal, Jonathan 11
15 - Tongol 4 13 - Espeño, Ryan 11
16 - Torbeso 0 15 - Baniqued,Ramil 4
17- Ferrariz 5 17 - Gamuela, Anthony 0
18- Sanchez 0 19 - Langaman, Dexter 3
DKU - 90 UDM (CCM)- 80
Players: Points Players: Points
Kim-byeoung-soo 7 Arambala,pamelo 12
Lee-kang-ho 2 Estacio,jervee 10
Park-min-su 3 Marte,jaymar 17
Joh-sang-ryul 31 Vidal,jonathan 6
Lee-shin-young 4 Crisostomo 10
Kim-song-kyu 15 Delacruz,marlon 2
Park-keong-suk 2 Quenones,christian 7
Yee-dong-yong 0 Rosia,robert 4
The 7th Asian University Basketball Championship (AUBC) will be held from June 5-9 at the San Andres Sports Complex in Manila.
At stake in the prestigious AUBC tournament is the Prospero Pichay Cup, which is named in honor of the president of the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP).
Korea’s Dankook University, the only foreign entry in the seven-team cast, will be arriving on June 4 in time for the start of the five-day competitions in cooperation with the City Government of Manila under Mayor Alfredo S. Lim and hosted by Manila Sports Council (MASCO)Chairman Niňo Dela Cruz.
The Koreans will be welcomed by Pichay and legendary Korean basketball star Shin Dong Pa, who is the president of the Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF) that has been recognized by the Asian University Sports Federation (AUSF) since 1998.
Other prominent officials invited to the Manila meet are AUBF Honorary Chairman Dr. Carl Menky Ching, who is the FIBA Honorary Life President; Indonesia’s Dr. Ekodjatmiko Sukarso, the former AUSF Secretary general and of Indonesia and the current AUBF Vice President; Tisha Abundo, President of the National Capital Region Athletic Association (NCRAA); Prof. Robert Milton Calo, President of the Philippine Inter-School Colleges University Athletic Association (PISCUAA); and Dr. Godefredo Gallega, President of the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP).
In the first game of the tournament-opening doubleheader on June 5, host City College of Manila (CCM) will take on Korea’s Dankook University at 5:00 p.m. University of Luzon, the University Colleges Athletic Association of Pangasinan (UCAAP) titlist, will clash with Universal College (UC), the NCRAA and PISCUAA champion, in the main dish at 6:30 p.m.
Other teams taking part in the games are Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), the reigning SCUAA champion; PRISAA National Champion –Western Visayas University Selection, the PRISAA national champion; Pampanga provincial champion’s Angeles University Foundation (AUF); and Philippine-Korea Friendship Games Champion's San Sebastian College-Cavite.
Two other foreign teams declined an invitation to participate in the tournament due to swine flu epidemic. Wilson is the official basketball of the games.
Last year in Cebu City, China’s Hua Qiao University defeated Cebu’s University of the Visayas to capture the 6th AUBC crown. Cebu’s Southwestern University placed third and Korea’s Hanyang University settled for fourth place.
Shin Dong Pa and Congressman Prospero Pichay who is also the Chairman of Local Water Utilities Adminstration (LWUA) will jointly do the ceremonial toss to open the tournament organized by the BAP in cooperation with the Manila Sports Council (MASCO) under chair Niňo Dela Cruz. Technical Director will be recommended by the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP).
The Championship trophy awarded by BAP President Prospero Pichay together with China Consul General He Shi Jing, former Asian University Sports Federation (AUSF) Secretary General and Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF) Vice President Dr. Ekodjatmiko Sukarso of Indonesia after the Huaqiao Uninversity of China official score at 82-76 defeating the University of Visayas of the 6th Aisian University Basketball Championship (AUBC) held in New Cebu Coliseum in Cebu City. Also in photos were David Ong, Vice Chairman of the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) and representing Burlington Industries; Lorenzo Sy, BAP Regional Director and host of this Championship; Cebu Basketball League (CBL) Chairman and Bago City Mayor Celestino Martinez; Tournament Commissioner Felix "Boy" Tiukinhoy of CESAFI; Joey Esteban of Wilson Sports; and Graham Lim, Secretary General of the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP). Photo taken by Henry T. Vargas
Date: Saturday, 12 July, 2008, 9:51 PM
HUAQIAO CAPTURES 6th AUBC TITLE
by Henry Liao
CEBU CITY - Huaqiao University of China exacted revenge against its elimination-round tormentor, the University of the Visayas, Saturday night with an 82-76 victory over the Green Lancers in the finals of the Asian University Basketball Championship at the Cebu Coliseum.
Huaqiao, which earlier dropped a 67-63 decision to UV, got off to a slow start, surrendering the game's first five points and trailing by four, 11-7, in the early goings. However, the Fujian-based international school scored 14 consecutive points bridging the first and second quarters to take a 10-point lead, 21-11, on Malaysian student-playmaker Guganeswaran Batumalai's inside snipings.
UV came roaring back to deadlock the score at 23-all but Zhang Jiabin connected on a three-pointer as the Chinese regained the lead, 26-23, and ignited another 8-0 run to move ahead, 31-23.
Halftime score was 37-32 in favor of Huaqiao. The Chinese enjoyed their biggest lead, 68-55, midway through the fourth period. The Lancers trimmed the deficit to 74-71, on Cincoflores' three-point play at the 2:35 mark.
Successive baskets by Yu Xiang and Batumalai, gave Huaqiao a seven-point cushion, 78-71, and eventually sealed the outcome.
Huaqiao, which placed third in last year's AUBC competitions in Daet,
Camarines Norte, had four players in double figures.
Yu Xiang totaled 19 points. Batumalai, voted the tournament's MVP,
collected 17, followed by Zhang's 14 (including a dozen from the
three-point area) and Jiang Xinxin's 12. Chee Li Wei, a 6-7 Malaysian whose family moved to Fujian seven years ago, had four points, five rebounds and five blocks.
Cincoflores and 6-11 Fil-Am Gregory Slaughter each had 15 points for the Green Lancers, who are the reigning seven-time champions in the local CESAFI league.
In the battle for third place, Southwestern University waltzed to a 105-93 win over South Korea's Hanyang University.
The championship was supported by Burlington Industries, Wilson as the official ball, Summit Mineral Water, Healthy Options, Spring Natural Water, Hotel Fortuna, Casino Alcohol, Omega Pain Reliever, Everlast, McDavid Sports.
The Championship trophy to Huaqiao University was awarded by Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF) Vice President and former Asian University Sports Federation (AUSF) Secretary General Dr. Ekodjatmiko Sukarso and BAP President Prospero “Butch” Pichay, together with China Consul General He Shi Jing, Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) Vice Chairman David Ong, Mayor Celestino Martinez, BAP Regional Director Lorenzo Sy, Commissioner Felix “Boy” Tiukinhoy of Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI), Burlington Representative Tony Fabico, Joey Esteban of Wilson Sports, and Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) and AUBF Secretary General Graham C. Lim.
6th Asian University Basketball Championship (AUBC)
TEAM STANDINGS after the Elimination Round
Reports from Graham C. Lim, AUBF Secretary-General
(July 13, 2008 Cebu City, Philippines)
Team Standing (Finals)
University of Visayas (UV) 4 1 (Philippines)
Huaqiao University (HQU) 4 1 (China)
Hanyang University (HU) 3 2 (Korea)
Southwestern University (SWU) 2 3 (Philippines)
University of Luzon (UL) 2 3 (Philippines)
Angeles Univ. Foundation (AUF) 0 5 (Philippines)
July 12, 2008 (Saturday) FINALS
Battle for Third Place: SWU (105) defeated HANYANG (93)
Championship game: Huaqiao (82) defeated UV (76)
Champion Huaqiao University of China
2nd Place University of the Visayas
3rd Place Southwestern University
4th Place Hanyang University of Korea
5th Place University of Luzon
6th Place Angeles University Foundation
Most Valuable Player: # 4 Jersey – Mr. Guganeswaran Batumalai of Huaqiao University
Supported by: Burlington Industries Philippines;
Wilson Sports; Everlast; Hotel Fortuna;
Universal Dragon Seeds Agri-Product Corporation;
Summit Mineral Water; Pepsi-Cola;
Healthy Options; Baker’s Fair;
Property Rights of Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF), in cooperation with the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP), Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) and BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Inc. (BAP-SBP).
China's Huaqiao University as one of the top contender of the 6th Asian University Basketball Championship.
Huaqiao University as one of the top contender of the 6th Asian University Basketball Championship."
Huaqiao University, one of the leading men's teams in the China University Basketball Association (CUBA) in the last four seasons, will compete in the 6th Asian University Basketball Championship to be held in Cebu City from July 5-12. 2008.
Based in the province of Fujian, Huaqiao is among the best international universities in the People's Republic of China with more than 30,000 students.
The school captured the CUBA title in 2003.
It will be Huaqiao University's second straight appearance in the AUBC, which was established in 1998. A year ago, in Daet, Camarines Norte, the Chinese team placed third behind South Korea's Sangmu University and local bet Rizal Technological University.
Among the top dignitaries to grace the eight-day AUBC competitions is Dr. Carl Menky Ching. Considered the "Father of Asian basketball," Ching, a former FIBA president who is now the FIBA's honorary life president, will be the special guest of honor and speaker during the opening ceremonies on July 5.
Honorable Prospero "Butch" Pichay, the BAP and BAP-SBP president, and Congressman Luis Villafuerte, the chair of the BAP and BAP-SBP, and BAP-SBP Vice Chairman Wilson Young and BAP SBP Executive Director Christian Tan, will personally welcome Ching.
All-time South Korean great Shin Dong Pa, the president of Asian University Basketball Federation (AUBF) that has a membership of more than 30 countries, will formally open the games following an inspiration talk to the participating teams.
Shin, a deadly shooting forward during his heyday with the South Korean national team during the 1960s and early 1970s, is currently the vice president of the Korea Basketball Association (KBA), which sent Hanyang University to the Philippines for its first AUBC appearance here.
"We will show our brand of hospitality to the students from powerhouse China and South Korea and our cultural exchange program and friendship among our university students," said Pichay, who is the prime mover of this prestigious event in cooperation with BAP-SBP regional director Lorenzo Sy and with support from affiliate member Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) President Tisha Abundo and the Cebu based league - Cebu School Athletic Foundation Inc (CESAFI) under its commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy.
AUBF has been recognized by the Asian University Sports Federation since 1998. The inaugural tournament was held in the Philippines during the time of Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chair Philip Ella Juico and among in attendance was AUSF Secretary General Dr. Ekodjatmiko Sukarso of Indonesia.
The winner of the 1st AUBC tournament in 1998 was the University of Manila (UM) under veteran coach Ato Tolentino. The Hawks beat Chinese-Taipei in the finals that year.
The 6th AUBC Championship unwraps on July 5 with a 5:00 p.m. game at the Cebu Coliseum. There wil be out-of-town games in nearby Cebu cities like Bogo and Lapu-Lapu cities. Bogo City mayor Celestino Martinez, a member of the BAP-SBP Board of Trustees and chair of the Cebu Basketball League (CBL), will play host to one game date.
10:00 a.m. Chosun University vs. Emilio Aguinaldo College
11:30 a.m. Arellano University vs. Polytechnic Univeristy of the Philippines (PUP)
01:00 p.m. Philippine Maritime Institute vs. San Sebastian College of Cavite
CHOSUN University of Korea open its campaign against Universities and Colleges Athletic Association (UCAA) champion Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) in the Federation School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP)-organized Philippines-Korea University Friendship Basketball Games which get underway today February 12 at the EAC Sports Center in Manila.
Gametime is 10:00 a.m. after a brief but colorful opening ceremony to be graced by Korean consular official and the Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) president Go Teng Kok and BAP Executive Vice President Christian Tan.
Go Teng Kok will make the ceremonial toss, along with FESSAP officials, Burlington general manger Ruddy Tan and Norman Black, and BAP Secretary General Graham Lim.
Also invited to attend the opening ceremony are USCAA President Ariel Lladones, UCAA president Raoul Sia, CUSA representative Rooly Tumapat, PISCUAA President Robert Milton Calo and NCRAA representative Teddy Talens.
Prof. Robert Milton Calo of FESSAP will welcome the Korean delegation and their team officials before the start of the game in a simple introduction while host EAC President Jose Paulo Campos will give inspirational talk.
Other opening-day matches will pit Arellano University of NCRAA against Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) of PISCUAA at 11:30 a.m. and Philippine Maritime Institute (PMI) of CUSA against San Sebastian College Recoletos-Cavite of USCAA at 1:00 p.m.
The tournament is supported by Healthy Options, Air 21, Burlington Sock, and Gold Heart Pure Palm Oil and format calls for one round elimination with top two teams will play for the finals in a winner-take-all encounter.