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NEXT WEEK will mark in the vault of Suzuki CUP history records the first All Star game. As a normal All-Star Event would have, it will showcase the electrifying talents in 3-point shootout, 2-Ball competition, Buzzer Beater and Trick Shooting. This year, it will be the players' votes that will decide who rightly belongs to the glittering rosters of Star Struck and Star Circle...

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IF REBOUNDS could win any game, Mark Rommel Bonayon will be the ultimate hotshot and superstar. Marckus career high 24 rebounds single-handedly carried the Dolphins in the Rebounds and Defense department. But this was not sufficient antidote to the Askals rabies when they ravaged the Dolphins, 49-34— a 15 point win the Askals credibly earned. Marckus was the only soul in the center and forward slots for Dolphins who came for Tuesday’s game after being left out like an orphan, by other tall Dolphins including slasher Popot Cansanay who was absent due to an ailing foot. Bodgie Salazar’s first appearance in the Suzuki Cup didn’t fail his excited fans as he delivered 8 points and 14 rebounds for the Askals. The Jordan-Pippen-Rodman alike combination of Apor, Cambel and Tenio added the firepower to ensure a lopsided victory. Apor and Cambel both had 8 points while Tenio hooped in 6 goals in an unprecedented game the Dolphins was too much to embraced. In the fourth quarter, Jun Apor struck three baskets that snatched the hope of a Dolphins comeback. Conrad Artagame hot hand didn’t steamed well hitting 1 for 7 field goals and a three but the Askals further extended the lead when all cagers marked the scoreboard. Manny Alcoriza added 12

Team Standings W-L

GL*

BOBCATS ASKALS

2-1

3

2-1

3

DOLPHINS

1-2

3

BULLDOGS

1-2

3

*games left

Game next week All Star Game: Star Struck vs. Star Circle

points in the game but it appeared that exhaustion haunted the Dolphins after scoring only 15 points total in last quarter with 22 percent field goal shooting. Scores by quarter: 11-6, 19-11, 32-19, 49-34

Suzuki CUP cagers bleed IN AN effort to participate in the social services of HOP, 8 out of the 36 successful donors are players of the league who flocked and shed their active red cells during last Wednesday's blood letting. This accounted to a 22 % share of all the donors who believe in the phrase,"Dugo mo, Buhay ko."

It can be recalled that the scheduled Wednesday game was moved on Tuesday to give way for this momentous event. Commissioner Pakz, who is also a regular blood donor, said "Grabe... Astig!" upon hearing the strong participation of Suzuki CUP ballers.

TEAM WORK saved the Bulldogs in their wild scrimmage with Bobcats last Tuesday night in the sell-out crowd of HICAP Coliseum, ending their 2 game losing streak with a bang. The Bulldogs were right on target as they outclass their opponents throughout the first half scoring 22 against 15. Four Bulldogs each scored 2 points in the 2nd quarter spawning their 83 run lifting the Bulldogs past Bobcats. At the 3rd quarter, the eager Bobcats outscored the winhungry Bulldogs 15-9. But that was not enough to neutralize the score. Bulldogs still led by 2 points at the end of the third. Last quarter was a show of effort where height was might. The combine forces of Bulldogs amazing giants, Winston “Pepot” Jardin,

Mike Romero and Mari Suzara hitting two baskets apiece, closed the deal as Bobcats vowed down shamelessly, 48-44 as the final score. Bertow Soriano’s 18 point heroic production, shooting 9 for 17 field goals, only caused a splinter to Bulldogs paws. Current league scoring leader Mari Suzara’s also sizzled taking away 13 points while Glenn Macabiog’s unselfish plays helped his team assured the victory as he garnered with finesse a total of 5 assists and 9 points. Scores by quarter: 14-12, 22-15, 32-30, 48-44


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