Thursday, April 19, 2012

B-megs Derby Ace Llamados New Import For Governors Cup, Marcus Blakely

Former NBA player who played for Houston Rockets and LA Clippers, Marcus Blakely is a 6-foot-5 High-flyer from Vermont College from 2006-2010. He relies mostly on his athleticsm and upper-body strength to finish of the break.

On his Senior Year, Marqus's average piled up to 17.3
points, 3.7 assist ,9.3 rebounds , 2.4 steals and 1.9 blocks. He gained a reputation at Vermont after he bagged the Kevin Roberson America east Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year twice and America East Defensive Player of the Year Award three-times. He also earned national recognition by winning the 2010 State Farm Division 1 College basketball Slam Dunk Contest. His personally success also enabled the Vermon to reach the NCAA Tournament on his Senior Year/

Despite his Success in Collegiate Ranks, Blakely went undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft. He Attended the Summer League for Los Angeles Clippers and later signed a two-year partial guaranteed contract worth of $473,604 per year but he was released immediately just before the season started.

He spent almost A year in the NBA D-League with Iowa Energy and Bakersfield Jam before he agreed in terms with the Houston Rockets on April 12, 2011. 

Noli Eala confirmed this news

With his overall polished game, i think Blakely can do what Gabe Freeman had done to the PBA and Llamados might be a serious title contender next season. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Showtime in the PBA, Bmeg vs Ginebra in the Semis

B-MEG and Barangay Ginebra renew their “Manila Clasico” rivalry Wednesday night at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City in Game One of their Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinal series.
The Gin Kings are coming off a long rest, while B-MEG just got done in a gruelling series against the Meralco Bolts. But Ginebra is expected to miss superstar guard Mark Caguioa, so coach Siot Tanquingcen and the rest of the Gin Kings are expected to adjust on the fly.
Can Ginebra buck the loss of its leader? Or will B-MEG take advantage of the wounded Kings?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bmeg Forces Do or Die Game Against Meralco Bolts, Game 3 Quarterfinals

B-MEG came out firing early in the game before having to weather the Meralco charge in the second half to hack out a 95-85 win in Game Two of their best-of-three quarterfinal series of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

The Llamados’ win leveled their series to 1-all and set up a do-or-die match on Sunday.
Marc Pingris had his best game of the tournament with a personal conference-high of 21 points on 7-of-8 shooting to lead B-MEG to a much-needed win. He added nine rebounds and two blocks.
“The key was we did come out and gave them a physical presence,” said Llamados coach Tim Cone, who also drew 20 markers from Denzel Bowles.

“Meralco did a great job gathering themselves after halftime, they came back and gave us problems. (Earl) Barron was wonderful. We defended him well in the first half but hit some tough shots. The game was in doubt until PJ’s (Simon) breakaway lay-up.”

Manhandled by Meralco in Game One, 103-81, the Llamados came out more prepared and displayed their defensive intensity early on.

That ploy worked as Mac Cardona, who had 22 points in Game One, got ejected at 10:50 mark of the first quarter for hitting Bowles on the head.

He was whistled for a flagrant foul penalty one for the play. Because he was already called for a technical foul seconds into the game, he was thrown out of the playing court.

“If you slap on somebody’s face, that was the right call. That was certainly not our fault,” said Cone.
That inspired B-MEG as it erected its biggest lead at 39-13 before settling for a 52-29 halftime lead.
But Meralco, behind Barron, Sol Mercado and Mark Macapagal, unloaded 39 points in the third period and sliced the lead to 76-68 entering the fourth quarter.

The Bolts came to within six points twice, the last at 91-85, but Simon sealed the win with a breakaway layup to push the score to 95-85 with under a minute remaining.

Barron had a game-high 39 points while Mercado added 18, but only one in the fourth period.
The scores:
B-MEG 95 – Pingris 21, Bowles 20, Simon 15, Urbiztondo 13, Devance 10, Yap 8, Intal 4, Barroca 2, Reavis 2, De Ocampo 0.
MERALCO 85 – Barron 39, Mercado 18, Macapagal 9, Taulava 7, Ross 4, Timberlake 2, Yee 2, Aljamal 2, Cardona 2, Borboran 0, Hugnatan 0.

Quarterscores: 32-13, 52-29, 76-68, 95-85


Bmeg vs Meralco Game 2 Replay Video Of Mac Mac Cardona Ejected

Full game Replay of B-meg Derby Ace Llamados vs Meralco Bolts, on April 04 2012 plus the actual footage of MacMac Cardona getting thrown out of the game due to two consecutive technical foul