NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 3

first_imgBut Onwubere’s offensive game isn’t all of it, as he maintained his defensive drive to level EAC’s record through four games.3. Javee Mocon – F, San Beda Red Lions17 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assistsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWeeks on the fringe, Javee Mocon finally got the nod to appear for the first time in the week’s best this season, largely thanks to his stupendous play for San Beda in its win against Letran.With Bolick taking much of the spotlight for the Red Lions, the fourth-year forward has made the most of his opportunities as he develops another facet of his game: his playmaking.And the results have been promising, as Mocon almost registered a triple-double this past week.It won’t surprise us if he reaches the feat this year and if that happens, expect him to last longer in this list.4. CJ Perez – F, Lyceum Pirates 16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 stealLast Week: 2Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGoing down to four may be a downer for CJ Perez, but that doesn’t discount the impact he’s doing for Lyceum through the first three weeks.Coach Topex Robinson was elated that the energetic forward allowed his fellow Pirates to shine, resulting to his team’s dominating 99-65 rout of Arellano.Still, Lyceum knows where to go when it wants to finish the job, and this week, it’s not shocking that they still went to Perez to wrap up the commanding W. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite IN PHOTOS: Kuala Lumpur Sports City ready for 2017 Southeast Asian Games With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT 5. Jaycee Marcelino – G, Lyceum Pirates13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assistsLast Week: N/AJaycee Marcelino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSpeaking of sharing the spotlight, Jaycee Marcelino was one of the few players who took advantage of Perez taking a bit of a backseat for Lyceum.The 21-year-old transferee has turned heads in the preseason and has definitely made his mark in his first year in the NCAA.Marcelino’s numbers may not speak much, but he and his brother Jayvee’s pesky defense on lead Chief Kent Salado should be credited largely for the Pirates’ runaway win last Tuesday.6. Juju Bautista – F, EAC Generals 12 points, 11 reboundsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netShowing that EAC is more than just a team dependent on its top three guys, Juju Bautista has sprung up to be one of the lead contributors for the team through the first four games.The Fil-Samoan banger racked a double-double this past week, giving coach Ariel Sison another valuable contributor in his rotation for the Generals.If the transferee can keep it up, Bautista might just solidify his partnership with Hamadou Laminou as a terror combination for teams to watch out for.7. Bong Quinto – F, Letran Knights 19 points, 15 reboundsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe lone entry in the list to come from a losing team, Bong Quinto deserves commendation for the work he showed in Letran’s defeat to San Beda. 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SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter weeks of treading in the water, Robert Bolick has finally claimed the pole position in our list.Arguably the best two-way player in the amateur ranks today, the hardworking guard showed his worth on both ends this past week.Without any frills, Bolick defended Letran ace Rey Nambatac and forced him to commit seven turnovers, before finishing the job on the offensive end to help San Beda come away with the 81-74 win over its fierce rival.2. Sidney Onwubere – F, EAC Generals 22 points (4/10 3PT), 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocksLast Week: N/ASidney Onwubere. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSidney Onwubere finally unveiled his improved outside sniping as he drained all four treys in the second half of EAC’s 77-72 conquest of Mapua.The Fil-Nigerian’s three-point barrage was a huge reason why the Generals didn’t seem to have missed the presence of senior playmaker Francis Munsayac, who is still nursing a sprained ankle.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Tropical storm Gorio wiped out two gamedays this week, robbing us of what would have been  four-action packed games in the NCAA.But don’t fret as the Tuesday triple-header all delivered, with heroes from all six teams who saw action emerging and giving us this week’s lean list of best performers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? 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Hull City tie throws Gor’s Kerr into dilemma

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reacts during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Jericho on April 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23- The possibility of facing English second tier side Hull City in a friendly match in Kasarani on May 13 has thrown Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr into a huge dilemma especially with the club’s campaign in the CAF Confederations Cup taking shape.K’Ogalo are scheduled to travel to Kigali, Rwanda to face Rayon Sport in their first CAF Confederation Group D match on May 6 and will be hosting Algeria’s USM Alger 10 days later in Nairobi. They are required to participate in a play-off with FKF Cup holders AFC leopards on May 1 in Nakuru in a match that will determine who between them will play Hull on May 13. In the event that Gor win the tie and book a friendly date with Hull, Kerr is faced with a headache.“We are the league’s defending champions and the league leaders, so I think we should have been selected to play Hull. I don’t know why we had to go into this play-off,” Kerr posed.“Also, I am faced with a big dilemma because at this point, my focus is on the Confederations Cup to be honest. We play on the 6th away and the 16th at home and in between, we might be playing Hull City. I am left with a decision to make because playing against a Championship side is a huge opportunity for these players like we had with Everton last year,” said Kerr.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr analyzing the match as his side fluffed chances against Esperance of Tunisia in the first leg of the CAF Champions League First Round. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“I need all my best players to be fresh and injury-free for the Confed Cup and that means I will have to disappoint a few players by not playing them in this prestigious match if we get the chance. We also have the play-off to think about. Tough decisions await but I will take that responsibility as coach,”“I mean it’s a great opportunity and I thank the sponsors for that. It is football and we need to deal with how things come. I am optimistic we will find a way,” the tactician further stated.Hull who are also sponsored by betting firm SportPesa just like Gor and AFC arrive in the country on May 11 for a five day tour that will include football clinics within Nairobi with their visit ultimately culminating in a friendly match against either of the two Kenyan giants.“It is a great opportunity obviously for Hull to come and learn from the growing game in Kenya like Everton did last year and this is an opportunity for our players here to also learn from them,” Sportpesa CEO Ronald Karauri said on Monday.Cliff Kasuti of Sportpesa All Stars challenges for the ball against a Hull City select player. PHOTO/CourtesyHull Commercial Manager Joe Clutterbrook told the club’s official website: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the club and one we are all very much excited about. Whilst the match against either Gor Mahia or AFC Leopards is obviously the centrepiece of the tour, we are also very keen to engage with the local community in Nairobi, as well as experience the culture on offer.”While Gor will be left with huge weighing scales to look at, their opponents AFC Leopards will be salivating at the opportunity of facing the English side with their new coach Rodolfo Zapata.Chairman Dan Mule speaking to Capital Sport says it will be a momentous opportunity for his team which will work their socks off to beat Gor and get the opportunity.“We will do our best in the match. Now we have a new coach and we hope that by then he will have had time with the team and will be ready for the game,” Mule noted.The match will be staged at the Kasarani Stadium and just like they did with Everton in Tanzania last year, SportPesa have taken it upon themselves to renovate the playing surface to mirror the same quality that Hull have at their KCOM home pitch.This will be the second time a Kenyan team is facing a side from Hull. Last year, a KPL select team travelled to the English club’s home and played a friendly against their development side, losing 2-1.Meanwhile, the government has promised that the Kasarani Stadium which has been closed for renovation since January will be ready for the tie.The Moi Sports Centre Kasarani had a refreshed look prior to last year’s IAAF World Under-18 Championship. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We are promising that this stadium will be complete. We are aware that there have been challenges but we will work closely with the contractors to ensure everything is in place,” Sports Principal Secretary Peter Kaberia said.He has also added that both Nyayo and Kinoru Stadia will be ready by June 1 with the Kinoru Stadium scheduled to host the Madaraka Day national celebrations. Initially, Kaberia had exuded confidence that the three stadia would have been complete by end of March.The completion of the three stadia especially Nyayo and Kasarani will be welcome news for Gor who have been playing their CAF matches at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos which has greatly dilapidated due to overuse.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more