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    University of Sto. Tomas Growling Tigers

    2007 Record: 9-7 (4th)

    Head Coach: Pido Jarencio

    Assistants: Beaujing Acot, Manny Calipes, Senen Duenas, Edwin Escobar, and Rabbi Tomacruz

    Additions: Carmelo Afuang, Clark Daniel Bautista, Christopher Camus, Carlos Amador Fenequito, Jeric Marco Fortuna, Allein Gail Maliksi, Emilian Vargas and Jackson Wong

    Subtractions: John Hector Badua, John Darryl Basa, Jose Cortez, Jr., June Dizon, Anthony Espiritu, Rum Perry Scott, and Francis Soriano

    Official Roster

    Dylan Ababou – 6'2"

    Carmelo Afuang – 6’2”

    Francis Philip Allera – 6'3"

    Clark Daniel Bautista – 5’10”

    Mark Angelo Canlas – 6'5"

    Christopher Camus – 6’4”

    Jervy Cruz – 6'4"

    John Paul Cuan – 5'7"

    Carlos Amador Fenequito – 6’0”

    Jeric Marco Fortuna – 5’7”

    Melchor Gile – 6'3"

    Allein Gail Maliksi – 6’3”

    Khasim Mirza – 6'4"

    Chester Lloyd Taylor – 6’4”

    Emilian Vargas – 5’11”

    Jackson Wong – 5’9”

    2007 UAAP Season Team Stats


    1. Jervy Cruz - 16.8 ppg
    2. Khasim Mirza -11.1 ppg
    3. Dylan Ababou - 10. 9 ppg
    4. Anthony Espiritu - 7.9 ppg
    5. Japs Cuan - 7.2 ppg
    6. Mar Angelo Canlas - 6.8 ppg
    7. Francis Allera- 5.6 ppg
    8. Jose Cortez - 3.7 ppg
    9. Chester Taylor - 3.3 ppg
    10. Jun Dizon- 2.0 ppg


    1. Jervy Cruz 15.4 rpg
    2. Japs Cuan 6.5 rpg
    3. Dylan Ababou 5.8 rpg
    4. Mark Canlas 5.2 rpg
    5. Khasim Mirza 3.7 rpg

    Stats of the New Recruits in the 2007 Nike Summer League

    1. Carmelo Afuang

    12.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.2 apg, 0.6 spg, 0.2 bpg, 0.667 FG %, 0.576 FT %
    Last edited by Lebron23; 07-05-2008, 02:11 PM.

  • #2
    i think you meant Jeric Fortuna...
    add Scott to your subtractions, he's gone already.
    i haven't been reading much about Soriano, anyone has any news on this guy?

    P. Noval, A.H. Lacson, Dapitan, Espanya


    • #3
      this is becoming like pinoy exchange
      you know why I am happy


      • #4
        UST will take home season 71


        • #5
          im rooting for UST and ADMU this season...
          NEW ORLEANS HORNETS 2008


          • #6
            University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers

            Season 70 Record: 8-6, Playoffs

            Subtractions: John Badua, John Basa, Jose Cortez, June Dizon, Anthony Espiritu, Rum Perry Scott, Francis Soriano

            Additions: Clark Bautista, Christopher Camus, Carlos Fenequito, Jeric Fortuna, Allein Maliksi, Emilian Vargas, Jackson Wong

            Holdovers: Dylan Ababou, Carmelo Afuang, Francis Allera, Mark Canlas, Jervy Cruz, Japs Cuan, Jeric Fortuna, Melchor Gile, Khazim Mirza and Chester Taylor.

            Background: Season 70 was a roller coaster ride for Coach Pido Jarencio. The Growling Tigers managed to win some key games along the way only to come up short by season’s end.

            Key Changes: There is nothing that this team cannot do. If not for their injuries to key players, this is one of the deepest and meanest teams this season. Overall, this team can run, execute well in the half-court, shoot, rebound and defend against any team you throw at them in this league.

            Outlook: UST has operated below the radar and away from the prying eyes of scouts and observers, a familiar ploy employed by Coach Pido Jarencio since he took over as head coach. So far it has worked with a charm and the Growling Tigers have remained seeded throughout his coaching stint. UST have managed to hide prized rookies Jeric Fortuna, Chris Camus and Allein Maliksi.

            Prognosis: UST has always been long, big and athletic. With some noted starters like Jervy Cruz and Dylan Ababou nursing some injuries, expect to have a long season for the Growling Tigers. The element of surprise is at Coach Jarencio’s favor. This team is deep in every aspect except maybe for the point guard position. Khazim Mirza, Francis Allera and Mark Canlas are flexible enough to help out in anyway they can, especially with their starters operating below their usual readiness.


            • #7
              SCHEDULE OF GAMES - 2008-09 SEASON

              FIRST ROUND

              SATURDAY, JULY 05, 2008

              4PM UE vs. UST ( Araneta)

              SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2008

              2PM UP vs. UST ( ULTRA)

              THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2008

              4PM UST vs. DLSU ( ULTRA)

              SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2008

              4PM UST vs. FEU ( ULTRA)

              SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2008

              4PM UST vs. ADU ( ULTRA)

              THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008

              2PM UST vs. NU ( ARANETA)

              SUNDAY, AUGUST 03, 2008

              4PM ADMU vs. UST ( ARANETA)


              • #8
                UST has a good line up this season. however, i don't think they are capable on pulling off some wins against tough teams like la salle, ue, ateneo and feu. they have a possible shot at the final 4 though.
                "There are only three kinds of mathematicians: those who can count, and those who can not."

                Ana "The Hurricane" Julaton - 1st Filipino Female Boxer Double Word Champion.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by ankle breaker
                  UST has a good line up this season. however, i don't think they are capable on pulling off some wins against tough teams like la salle, ue, ateneo and feu. they have a possible shot at the final 4 though.
                  Keep your eye on Clark Bautista this coming Saturday this kid is a future member of the RP National Team, and he is one of the best outside shooter back in High school.

                  Jeric Fortuna, Chris Camus and Allen Maliksi are going to be key contributors this season, and i expect them to showcase their skills in their first full season with the Growling Tigers.

                  I am praying that Jervy and the rest of the gang will quickly recover from their minor injuries, and goodluck in the first game againts the Mighty UE Red Warriors.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Lebron23
                    Keep your eye on Clark Bautista this coming Saturday this kid is a future member of the RP National Team, and he is one of the best outside shooter back in High school.

                    Jeric Fortuna, Chris Camus and Allen Maliksi are going to be key contributors this season, and i expect them to showcase their skills in their first full season with the Growling Tigers.

                    I am praying that Jervy and the rest of the gang will quickly recover from their minor injuries, and goodluck in the first game againts the Mighty UE Red Warriors.
                    so jervy would not play on saturday?


                    • #11
                      UE Red Warriors 78
                      UST Growling Tigers 73.

                      Great Individual performance from Jervy Cruz who scored 26 points, and grabbed a season high 22 rebounds.


                      • #12
                        jervy, a start of another stellar MVP season for him, look at his numbers, 26 and 22, a monster on the boards, tenacious player with a pair of hands with magnet,22 boards is a monster like numbers, want to compare him to charles barkley, a filipino version, incredible knack for the ball, but UST just shoot 2/19 on the 3pt. land, if they can only improve theyre 3pt pctg. guess his going to bag his 2nd MVP plum if he continue this amazing performance, and if his team reach final four, i'm looking forward to watch them in the final four, theyre line up is intact and good,
                        jervy, Dylan, Japs, Kashim, canlas, and chester, they can make it to the final four,


                        • #13
                          UE Warriors edge UST Tigers in UAAP

                          07/05/2008 | 07:14 PM

                          MANILA, Philippines – The University of the East Warriors played tough defense down the stretch to pull off a 78-73 win over the Tigers of the Univesity of Santo Tomas in Saturday’s second game of the 71st University Athletics Association of the Philippines season at the Araneta Coliseum.

                          “We played good defense. Even though we were small my boys played aggressive and tough defense," said UE coach Dindo Pumaren, who is trying to erase last year’s nightmarish finals campaign against the De La Salle Green Archers.

                          The Warriors nearly wasted a 12-point third quarter lead and let the Tigers slowly come back from the game.

                          The Tigers nearly pulled off a come-from-behind win when they held the Warriors to a single field goal for more than five minutes in the final period.

                          Veteran Elmer Espiritu saved the Warriors cause down the stretch scoring seven straight points in a closing 9-4 rally to foil the Tigers upset bid.

                          Espiritu scored a team-high 15 points to lead a balanced scoring attack for the Warriors while also grabbing nine rebounds.

                          Espiritu got plenty of help from Hans Thiele and guards Marcy Arellano and James Martinez who finished with 13, 11, and 10 each. Arellano also had seven rebounds and seven assists.

                          Jervy Cruz, playing with a hamstring injury, paced the Tigers with 26 points and 22 rebounds 12 of which coming in the offensive end.

                          Dylan Ababou backed him up with 15 points while Chester Taylor chipped in 10 more for the Tigers. -GMANews.TV


                          • #14
                            Second quarter run fuels Red Warrior triumph

                            by Josef Ramos

                            Sunday, 6 July 2008

                            UNIVERSITY of the East may have had a frustrating first day on the job, but still managed to fend off the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers, 78-73, in the opening day of the 71st University Athletic Association of the Philippines seniors basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum last July 5, 2008.

                            The Red Warriors managed to overcome an “ugly-officiated opening game” according to coach Dindo Pumaren and a furious Santo Tomas rally behind the exploits of high-flying forward Elmer Espiritu, who scored seven points in the final quarter to tow UE into the win column.

                            “I do not mind playing with three fouls early in the third quarter. I just keep playing my best out there,” said Espiritu, who tallied 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field and grabbed nine rebounds to lead UE despite being in foul trouble for much of the second half.

                            University of the East squandered a 64-58 lead at the start of payoff frame thanks to an 8-4 UST spurt, which was capped off by six Jervy Cruz points that reduced the deficit to 66-68 with 4:14 left to go.

                            But the Red Warriors quickly used an 8-3 run to keep the win.

                            After Hans Thiele’s split from the charity stripe, UE forced UST into a turnover, resulting into a highlight reel-type three point play converted by Espiritu, which put the Red Warriors on top, 72-66, with 3:19 remaining in the clock.

                            Cruz answered with a basket to make it 68-72, but missed two important free throws in the 2:33 mark that could have put his squad within reach.

                            Dylan Ababou split his charities to help UST come within three, 69-72, in the two-minute mark, but Espiritu replied with two free throws of his own and scored on a difficult baseline jumper with less than 20 seconds left to increase the Red Warrior lead to 76-69 and eventually give the Recto-based outfit the victory.

                            “We played good defense despite the early foul trouble on my players,” said Pumaren. “Elmer [Espiritu] made good plays down the stretch, including two crucial attacks with a minute left. I think that was the turning point in the game.”

                            University of the East lost guard Paul Lee due to two technical fouls at the 3:02 mark in the third quarter, but UST failed to take advantage of the backcourt handicap.

                            Thiele poured in 12 of his 13 points in the second canto, while shooting guard Marcy Arellano and James Martinez scored 11 and 10 markers respectively for the Red Warriors, who swept the 14-game elimination round last year.

                            Rookie John Noble, a former Letran Squire, and Lee combined for 12 points.

                            “Wow, that’s a good game from a rookie,” said Pumaren of Noble.

                            A close first quarter that saw the Growling Tigers lead by two, 26-24, was followed by a UE onslaught in the second. Thiele scored eight crucial points in a 20-7 run that gave the Warriors a 50-39 halftime edge.

                            Cruz led UST with 26 points and grabbed a game-high 22 rebounds, while Dylan Ababou and Chester Taylor scored 15 and 10 points, respectively.

                            UE shot 37.7% from the field while UST went 33.3%. The Red Warriors also scored 20 points off of 18 Tiger turnovers

                            Individual Scores

                            UE 78 –
                            Espiritu 15, Thiele 13, Arellano 11, Martinez 10, Lee 6, Noble 6, Llagas 5, Etrone 4, Lingganay 4, Bandaying 3, Zamar 1, Tagarda 0.

                            UST 73 – Cruz 26, Ababou 15, Taylor 10, Allera 8, Cuan 7, Canlas 3, Fenequito 2, Mirza 2, Vargas 0, Fortuna 0, Camus 0, Bautista 0.

                            Quarter Scores: 24-26; 50-39; 64-58; 78-73

                            Last edited by Lebron23; 07-06-2008, 08:16 PM.


                            • #15
                              Great Article about William "Bogs" Adornado ( Former player of the UST Glowing Goldies, and a 3x Most Valuable Player of the Year in the PBA.). They later change the name of the team to UST Growling Tigers starting at the 1992-93 UAAP season.

                              BOGS ADORNADO

                              William "Bogs" Adornado is perhaps the most courageous player in the history of the PBA. He came back from a career-threatening injury despite the tremendous odds and emerged even better to dominate the league with the true heart of a great champion.

                              Adornado, a mainstay of the mighty Crispa dynasty before he took his shooting hands to U-Tex and three other ballclubs, did not only have the most picture-perfect jumpshot but also pulled off the most amazing comeback the league has ever seen. When a serious knee injury meant virtual goodbye to basketball, the sweet-shooting forward came back mightily with his shooting hands as deadly as ever.

                              And before anybody has repeated as Most Valuable Player, Adornado already had three MPV trophies displayed in his Hall-of-Fame locker.

                              One of the legends to come out of collegiate power University of Sto. Tomas, Adornado would later turn out to be the yardstick of all great shooting forwards who ever graced the PBA, burning the hoops with one of the deadliest perimeter jumpers the league has ever witnessed.

                              Bogs, who was born on May 26, 1951, played a total of 12 seasons, averaging 20.4 points per game. He was out of the league for the whole of the 1977 season recovering from an injury that almost finished a promising career. A knee injury following Crispa's first grand slam in 1976 nearly cut Adornado's career.

                              The 6'1 Adornado was the league's first MVP awardee in 1975, and easily repeated the following year, with averages of 26.9 and 25.6 ppg, respectively. He won his third MVP in 1981 while playing for U-Tex in one of the grandest comebacks in PBA annals.

                              Bannering U-Tex, Adornado scored 64 points in one of his memorable comeback games and led his team to a 126-111 demolition of San Miguel. That total was the most scored by any local player at that time.

                              Adornado was also a key factor when U-Tex won the 1980 Open Conference over Toyota, a landmark victory that finally broke the Crispa-Toyota domination of the league.

                              Adornado won more three scoring championships upon his return, averaging 23.9 ppg, 26.1 ppg and 27.4 ppg.

                              He converted 69 consecutive free throws from Oct. 14, 1986 while playing for Shell until Aug. 7, 1987 while donning the Hill Bros. Jersey, a record that stood for six years until a new sweet-shooting gunner in the mold of Adornado by the name of Allan Caidic broke it with 76 consecutive free shots made.

                              All in all, Bogs was a member of seven Mythical Team Selections. He led the league in scoring five times and is a member of the 5,000- and 10,000-point clubs, scoring 11,967 points in 586 games during his memorable career.



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