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    RP Cages rip Thais; face Malaysia today (Dec 2 91)
    By Rocky Nazareno
    No match.
    Philippines powerhouse reduced an expected preview of the finals into its own showcase of outstanding basketball talent, bundling out ambitious Thailand, 92-55, as the Filipinos stayed on course to regain the men’s championship in the 16th Southeast Asian Games.
    The Filipinos gave the Thais no chance to make any headway, held sway throughout and took leads by as many as 36 points, 84-48, to coast to their third straight win while dealing the Thais their first setback in against two victories.
    Zandro Limpot, the US-bound collegian who is reputedly the country’s best amateur player, banged in 11 of his topscoring 19 points in the first half, including eight in the final minutes that saw the Filipinos stretch a 42-28 lead to 52-30. He went into the game toting a 15-point and 11-rebound average each game.
    Light-footed Vergel Meneses regaled the crowd of 22,000 at the Araneta Coliseum with his aerial moves, including a slam dunk with 16:51 left, in the game that highlighted another Philippine breakaway that fortified the lead at 63-36.
    The Filipinos, dethroned as SEAG Champions in 1989, return to action today against defending champion Malaysia at 7 p.m. with the mission of getting into the finals and avenging that Kuala Lumpur shame.
    And in all probability, the Filipinos will meet the Thais in the finals on Wednesday after the Thais defeated Malaysia last Saturday, 87-67…..
    Marlou Aquino, who at 6-9, is the tournament’s tallest basketball player, lorded it all in the shaded lane and knocked in 16 points mostly from second shots. His solid stint also netted the country a 62-28 edge on rebounds.
    Even the Thai coaching staff, who may have come into the game hopeful of being able to measure up to the Filipinos’ strength, was observed to be caught in awe, its members shrugging their heads in disbelief as the hosts unraveled an impeccable show of court savvy.
    “No way they’re gonna beat you,” said Ginebra San Miguel import Wes Matthews who was at ringside.
    Hard-to-please RP coach Francis Rodriguez kept his praises in check as he said “Mas didikdikin naming ang Malaysia bukas. May galit sa loob ng mga bata kasi.”
    “Mas marunong nang sumukat Gigil man, hindi na gaanong nagsho showtime,” Rodriguez observed as his men notched a decent 54 percent clip from the two point region, making 29 of 54 attempts.
    Although defense took a backseat as the Filipinos leisurely bradished impressive offensives, Rodriguez was nevertheless satisfied with the way his men kept high-scoring Phairotphlraphaisan to only 14 points and Junelmonkong to 10.
    Rodriguez looked the least worried about Wednesday’s finals. “Mga 20 percent pa ang ilalabas niyan (Thailand). Tayo? Maraming marami pa,’ he said.

    Singapore 73 – Lua M.K. 21, Lee T.H. 20, Siah T.H. 12, Neo B.S. 7, Sim K.H. 7, Chua K.A. 2, Teo C.E. 2, Lim K.A. 2, Chong Y.S. 0, Sow E.W. 0
    Indonesia 62 – Riftki 19, Daryono 9, Sukama 9, Fan 6, Chen 5, Triadnayana 3, Rusli 3, David 2, Wahyudi 2, Wen 2, Tik 2, Roring 0
    Halftime: 38-25
    Refereees: Conrado Mercado (PHI), Bryan Tabanag (PHI)

    Philippines 92 – Limpot 19, Meneses 16, Aquino 16, Sasan 8, Ravena 7, Pablo 6, Chautico 5, De Joya 5, Abarrientos 4, Escobar 2, Solomon 2, Fernandez 2
    Thailand 55 – Phairotphlraphaisan 14, Junelmonkong 10, Prempraphan 8, Ong Art-Homla-or 7, Sangiareon 5, Teeralertpanlt, Jiw-on 2, Ketprathum 2, Kamshumnan 2, Burapattananon 1, Hvandee 0, Chamnanpol 0
    Halftime: 52-30
    Referees: Rashad Amin (EGY), Abdul Rachman (INA)

    Stnadings:
    Philippines 3-0, 6
    Thailand 2-1, 5
    Malaysia 2-1, 5
    Singapore 1-2, 3
    Indonesia 0-4, 4
    Pinoys seek cage gold clincher
    By leaps and bounds, the Philippines has proven that no other country in the region could measure up to its stature as the best in the sport of basketball.
    And tonight, the Filipino cagers are expected to go through the motions of disposing of Thailand to finally reclaim the men’s crown at the close of the 16th Southeast Asian Games Basketball tournament.
    No less than a packed crowd at the Araneta Coliseum is expected to witness the country’s return to basketball supremacy when the Filipinos take on the Thais at 7 p.m.
    Defending champion Thailand stakes an unbeaten slate against Indonesia in the women’s finals at 5:30 p.m., while desposed men’s defending titlist Malaysia tries for to clinch a third place finish in its 4 p.m. encounter with Singapore. The Philippines women’s team will be seeking to improve on a fifth place finish in the 1989 SEAG when it battles Malaysia for third place.
    ‘One to go,” exclaimed Coach Francis Rodriguez Monday after the Filipinos smothered Malaysia, 87-69, to emerge unscathed after four games in the eliminations. This sent the Filipinos into the finals against Thailand which finished the round with the second best mark of three wins and one loss.
    That one loss by the Thais gave a clear indication of things to hope for as far as the Philippines is concerned. The Filipinos routed the Thais, 92-55, last Sunday in what was supposed to be a preview of today’s game which turned out to be a ho-hum example of what a foregone conclusion is.
    But for the Philippine Basketball Association, which took the team under its wins in “Adopt a sports hero” program of Sen. Joey Lina, in the end could signal a beginning for a better-planned and long-term basketball program for the national squad.
    “We are happy with the way our boys have dominated the opposition. Their performance justifies the position that we took before that a team that had been together longer and trained longer will do better,” said PBA executive assistant Sonny Barrios.
    The RP five has been together for more than a year and is probably the best trained and most-motivated since the mid-80s.
    And youtube clips of the 91 SEAG Final vs. Thailand (looks to be second half coverage)
    Part 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHOb5iuxuew
    Part 2 (counts down right to the end)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pE4y...eature=related
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    Statistics Wish List:
    1990 Asian Games -in Beijing, CHN
    1991 Pan Am Games -in Havana, CUB
    1991 South American Championships -in Valencia, VEN
    1991 Oceania Championship -in NZ
    1991 Asian Basketball Championship -in Kobe, JPN
    1992 African Basketball Championship -in Cairo, EGY
    1992 Euro Olympic Basketball Tournament -in Spain

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    In the last two decades, I think this was the best collection of amateur talents that ever played in the SEAG.
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    edit: hmm shoot, theyre pretty small even when you click on them...any way to enlarge them in paint? i guess i can also send out the files if people wish, just drop me a pm with an email and I'll gladly send what I have.
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    Statistics Wish List:
    1990 Asian Games -in Beijing, CHN
    1991 Pan Am Games -in Havana, CUB
    1991 South American Championships -in Valencia, VEN
    1991 Oceania Championship -in NZ
    1991 Asian Basketball Championship -in Kobe, JPN
    1992 African Basketball Championship -in Cairo, EGY
    1992 Euro Olympic Basketball Tournament -in Spain

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