Quantcast
Latest Stories

Beermen a cinch to nail eighth straight victory

By

SAN MIGUEL Beer tries to set the season’s longest winning streak of eight in the Asean Basketball League today against a  Jobstreet.com Singapore team it routed last week, but coach Leo Austria wants his Beermen to focus on a more important goal.

“I hope our streak will continue, but of course, that’s not our goal,” said Austria. “Our goal is to be on top of the standings.”

Game time is at 4 p.m. at Ynares Sports  Arena in Pasig City where the Beermen aim for an 11th victory in 14 games to close in to solo leader Indonesia Warriors (12-3).

Already riding high on Banchero’s breakout year, the Beermen got another boost with the recent entry of import Justin Williams, an efficient shot blocker who made San Miguel’s frontline even more intimidating.

“Banchero has really established himself as the scorer and leader of this team,” said Austria. “Our big men have also been one of our advantages.”

The Beermen routed the Slingers last week, 78-57, with Banchero scoring 19 points built on a 62 percent shooting clip on top of five assists and three steals.

With the victory, the Beermen tied the longest streak of the season at seven set by the defending champion Warriors.

Leo Avenido, last season’s Most Valuable Player, set the tone for the lopsided win with 16 points and Williams finished with 14 markers, seven rebounds and three blocks.

“I’m satisfied with how we’re running the system, particularly in defense,” said Austria. “Actually, the reason why we sustained our run is because of defense.”

The Slingers, near bottom with a 5-10 record, are relying on Rashad Jones-Jennings, Donald Singleton, Philip Morrison, Wong Wei Long and Filipino import Junjun Cabatu.

Although Jones-Jennings and Morrison teamed up for 36 points, the Beermen held the seven-foot Singleton to just a bucket in their last meeting.


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.


Tags: Asean Basketball League , Basketball , Jobstreet.com Singapore , San Miguel Beermen



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement

News

  • Gloomy weather on Black Saturday–Pagasa
  • Mixed feelings for Gabriel Garcia Marquez in hometown
  • Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies
  • Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’–report
  • Pakistan library named ‘bin Laden,’ as memory fades
  • Sports

  • Duke’s Rodney Hood joining Jabari Parker in NBA draft
  • Phelps entered in 3 events at comeback meet
  • Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors
  • Motivated LeBron James preps for postseason
  • Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Myx TV premieres Asian American ‘docu-series’
  • A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Business

  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • OFW from UAE tests negative for MERS-Cov–health chief
  • Multicultural flock marks Good Friday in San Francisco
  • Las Vegas ‘Pinoy Pride’ fest hails Filipino heritage
  • Marking Jesus’ journey on Good Friday
  • Filipina accomplice arrested for fake bills in Malaysia
  • Marketplace