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Heartbreaking loss by Derby Ace, Cabagnot takes Game Winner

Philippine Basketball Association 36th Season
2010-2011 Philippine Cup
B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados vs San Miguel Beermen
San Miguel wins 85-83

Alex Cabagnot made a game winning shot for two consecutive games as San Miguel wins its third straight game by beating the Derby Ace Llamados, 85-83. The Beermen was leading by 3 points, 83-80 when Peter June Simon made a big 3-point shot to tie the game but Cabagnot made a drive to the basket and made a difficult shot with 2 defenders to win the game.

James Yap led Derby Ace with 21 points and 7 rebounds but made only 3 points in the 4th quarter. Roger Yap had an all-around game with 6 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 blocks. B-Meg led in rebounding 54-40 with Don Allado leading with 9 rebounds, but the Llamados committed 19 turnovers compared to only 11 by San Miguel. Derby Ace dropped to 1 win and 5 losses.

Jay Washington of San Miguel was thrown out in the third quarter for throwing the ball at Don Allado.

Game Scores:

San Miguel Beer 85 – Hontiveros 14, Seigle 11, Yeo 10, Ildefonso 10, Cabagnot 9, Santos 8, Miranda 7, Washington 4, Racela 4, Pena 4, Artadi 2, Pennisi 2.

Derby Ace 83 – Yap J 21, Villanueva 11, Salvador 10, Simon 9, Allado 9, Gaco 7, Yap R 6, Acuna 5, Maierhofer 5, Canaleta 0, Adducul 0.

Quarterscores: 23-16, 49-39, 64-60, 85-83

Ginebra beats Derby Ace

Philippine Basketball Association 36th Season
2010-2011 Philippine Cup
B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados vs Barangay Ginebra Kings
Ginebra wins 93-82

The Purefoods TJ Giants (now B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados) received their
Championship Rings for winning the previous Philippine Cup before the start of their game against Barangay Ginebra. But the celebration was short-lived as Ginebra started on a 15-0 run in the 1st quarter and never looked back beating Derby Ace, 93-82.

B-Meg who is the defending Philippine Cup champions started 0 out of 8 from the field along with 5 turnovers. Peter June Simon led Derby Ace with 14 points. New Derby Ace players Jerwin Gaco and Rookie Val Acuna both contributed 8 points. MVP James Yap was held to 8 points while Rookie of the Year Rico Maierhofer had 7 points only but grabbed 16 rebounds.

Game Scores:

Ginebra – Tubid 14, Hatfield 14, Miller 11, Intal 10, Cortez 9, Villanueva 8, Caguiao 8, Helterbrand 7, Wilson 6, Mamaril 6, Aquino 0.

Derby Ace – Simon 14, Yap R 12, Villanueva 9, Acuna 8, Gaco 8, Yap J 8, Maierhofer 7, Salvador 7, Allado 4, Canaleta 3, Adducul 2.

Complete Derby Ace vs Ginebra Box Scores

Derby Ace will try to defend title minus Raymundo and Pingris

Philippine Basketball Association 36th Season
All-Filipino Conference

B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados (formerly called Purefoods TJ Giants) will try to defend the All-Filipino Title minus the services of both Kerby Raymundo and Marc Pingris who will have surgery in the US and a new coach, Jorge Gallent. Raymundo and Pingris maybe out for 4-5 months and will try to comeback in the 2nd conference after the PBA has reinstated the 3-conference format for the 36th season.

Although there are rumors of trades by Derby Ace, there are still no confirmed transactions and the two Rookies drafted by B-Meg, Pari Llagas and Val Acuna might be signed soon to fill up the slots vacated by Raymundo and Pingris.

Congratulations Alaska

Alaska Aces won the 100th PBA Championship by beating San Miguel Beermen in Game 6, 102-88. Alaska has now won 13 PBA titles since 1986 all with Tim Cone as Head Coach. LA Tenorio and Cyrus Baguio were named co-Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP).

After losing to the Purefoods TJ Giants on a 4-0 sweep in the Philippine Cup Finals, the Aces bounced back this conference beating Ginebra in the Quarterfinals (3-2), Talk N Text in the Semifinals (4-3) and San Miguel in the Finals (4-2).

Congratulations Alaska Aces!

Derby Ace survives Game 5

Philippine Basketball Association
2010 Fiesta Conference Semifinals Game 5
B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados vs San Miguel Beermen
Derby Ace wins 88-82

Derby Ace Llamados
extends the series by beating San Miguel Beermen, 88-82 led by Derby Ace Import Tony Washam with 28pts, 8rebs and 3asts (12/13 from the free throw line) and more importantly, Washam scored 12 of the last 16pts of Derby Ace in the 4th quarter.

James Yap was held to only 7pts but made crucial baskets in the 4th quarter but the other locals stepped up specially Marc Pingris with 17pts, 10rebs (7offensive), 4asts, 1blk and 1stl and also Rafi Reavis with 16pts, 13rebs (6 offensive) and 2blks.

Although San Miguel still led in rebounding in this game 50-48 (Gabe Freeman with 25rebs), the Llamados had big defensive stops and rebounds in the 4th quarter as they showed that they still have the heart and fighting spirit in this series after being down 3-1. Game 6 will be this Sunday, August 1, 6:30pm at the Araneta Coliseum.

One game at a time, let us give our all out support this Sunday.

Game Scores:

Derby Ace 88 – Washam 28,Pingris 17, Reavis 16, Artadi 10, Yap J. 7, Simon 5, Yap R. 3, Canaleta 2, Maierhofer 0, Adducul 0, Allado 0.

San Miguel Beer 82 – Freeman 18, Yeo 14, Santos 14, Washington 14, Hontiveros 7, Racela 5, Villanueva 4, Cabagnot 4, Ildefonso 2, Tugade 0, Pena 0.

Quarterscores: 23-18, 44-43, 64-64, 88-82

i-Witness Documentary about James Yap Video

Video of the i-Witness Documentary by Howie Severino titled “Bilog and Bola” featuring James Yap, shown on GMA 7

Crucial Game 4 for Derby Ace and TNT

Philippine Basketball Association
2010 Fiesta Conference Semifinals Game 4
5pm – Alaska Aces vs Talk N Text Tropang Texters
7:30pm – B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados vs San Miguel Beermen
Cuneta Astrodome

With both Alaska and San Miguel holding a 2-1 lead in their respective best-of-seven semifinals series, Derby Ace and Talk N Text hopes to even their series and not fall into a 3-1 deficit which is difficult to come back specially against tough opponents like the Aces and the Beermen.

The Llamados hopes to have a similar game on the 1st half of Game 3 where they controlled both ends of the floor, but must be consistent in all quarters so that they will not let San Miguel come back again at the end of the game. Last conference, Derby Ace (Purefoods TJ Giants) also had a 2-1 deficit in the semifinals and eventually won three straight games against San Miguel to enter the finals and sweep the Alaska Aces. We hope it is the same case this conference.

Let us give our all out support to our team the B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados!

San Miguel takes Game 1

Philippine Basketball Association
2010 Fiesta Conference Semifinals Game 1
B-Meg Derby Ace Llamados vs San Miguel Beermen
San Miguel wins 101-88

San Miguel Beermen
takes Game 1 of the best-of-7 semifinals series vs Derby Ace by beating the Llamados badly 101-88, specially in the 3rd quarter where San Miguel put on a show with a couple of dunks by Jay Washington and three point shots from Hontiveros and Villanueva where they ended the quarter with a 16-2 run.

After scoring 49 points in Game 5 vs Rain or Shine, Tony Washam was held to only 23pts, James Yap top scored for Derby Ace with 24pts and only reserve Peter June Simon as the other Llamados in double figures with 12.

But just like last conference where the Purefoods TJ Giants was beaten badly in Game 1, they got back in Game 2 and eventually won the series, we hope that Coach Ryan Gregorio will make the adjustments in Game 2 and this will also be a test for Derby Ace Import Tony Washam who also has to make offensive adjustments from different Beermen defending him.

Game scores:

San Miguel 101 – Washington 28, Freeman 23, Santos 15, Hontiveros 15, Villanueva 8, Pena 4, Racela 3, Cabagnot 2, Seigle 2, Miranda 1, Yeo 0, Ildefonso 0, Pennisi 0.

Derby Ace 88 – J. Yap 24, Washam 23, Simon 12, Artadi 7, Timberlake 6, Maierhofer 6, Pingris 4, Adducul 2, Reavis 2, R. Yap 2, Canaleta 0, Allado 0.