Vanguardia rues Rice’s 3rd quarter explosion in Phoenix loss to TNT

first_imgAriel Vanguardia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia couldn’t help but watch Glen Rice Jr. put up hotter flames than the Fuel Masters could muster when they lost to TNT, 110-103, Friday in the PBA Governors’ Cup. Rice scored 38 points to lead the KaTropa but eviscerated Phoenix for 20 points alone in the third quarter and that explosion helped TNT take an 86-79 over the Fuel Masters.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “We put multiple defenders on him, and we forced him to drive because we know that he can shoot,” said Vanguardia at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “But today he was on attack mode and we weren’t able to a good job when he attacked.”Rice went 1-of-3 from beyond the arc and just one attempt from mid-range, and the he converted 13 of his 20 shots from inside the paint.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’And if Rice got trapped inside, his next move was to kick out to open teammates for jumpers.Vanguardia said they could’ve held on to their slim lead after the first half, 49-46, if they managed to at least slow Rice and TNT down in the third quarter. Phoenix did score 30 points in the penultimate period, a highly respectable mark, but the KaTropa put up 40.“TNT scored 40 points on the third and if not for that explosion in the third quarter it would’ve been better for us because we were leading in the half,” said Vanguardia whose team now sits with a 2-6 record, and riding a six-game skid.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Phoenix import Brown: ‘We’re not a well-respected team’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia diescenter_img 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 View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

East Front Road, California Youths register wins in Pre-Emancipation football

first_imgThe community of East Ruimveldt was once again treated to a day filled with football action as the Cavaliers Sports and Tour Club and the Guyana Hemp Industries collaborated to host a Pre-Emancipation Day 5-a-side football competition.The sizeable crowd in attendance was able to witness teams like California Youths, Sparta Boss and East Front Road get a sweet taste of victory over their fellow community teams.The East Ruimveldt Community Centre Ground was the place to be as a series of upsets rolled out. The California Youths treated their supporters to a 2-nil victory against Team Texas in the Under-13 category with Brian Burnett scoring both goals for the winning side.In the Under-17 division, Sparta Boss and Team Legacy tied with two goals apiece, but the winner was decided with a late penalty from Akeem Young. Over in the Under-15 category, East Front Road defeated Alpha All-Stars by 3 goals to 2.In addressing the presentation ceremony, Guyana Hemp Industries Region 10 (Linden) Chapter Chairman Mortimer Denny urged the participants to learn more about industrial hemp owing to the fact that it can create thousands of jobs at all income levels, create new industries, boost the economy, and eradicate poverty.He further instructed the players to take their education and sports seriously so that they could gear themselves to make a meaningful contribution to the nation and the economy.last_img read more