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

Margibi Apportions County Funds; Elects PMC Chair, Others

first_imgRep. Ben Fofana, Margibi County Legislative Caucus Chair.As a means of fast-tracking development projects in Margibi County, residents there have apportioned the development fund in the 2018/2019 national budget to various sectors, the Liberia News Agency (LINA) has reported.According to LINA Margibi County Correspondent, Richard Baysah, delegates at the just ended county sitting organized by the county legislative caucus under the leadership of district #4 Representative Ben Fofana decided through a resolution that the amount of US$232,666 be divided to benefit the five electoral districts, and other arrears of priority.The 147 delegates resolved that each district gets US$15,000, US$23,000 for the Project Management Committee (PMC), which constitutes 10 percent of the total fund.Additionally, the delegates agreed that an amount of US$17,500 goes towards outstanding debts owed by the county during the previous county meet, and US$25,000 for the upcoming 2018/2019 county meet.An amount of US$7,166 was also allotted to the office of the superintendent for “emergency operations.”Earlier, the secretary of the Legislative Caucus Margibi County District #2 Representative, Ivar K. Jones, informed the delegates that the county was heavily indebted to the tone of US$27,500 during the County Sitting.Rep Jones also said that there was an amount of US$450,000 left in the county’s account. He named series of challenging issues within various districts including scholarships and the incomplete Unification Town (Smell-No-Taste) project.He informed the delegates that an amount of US$207,666 was allotted in the National Budget as County Development Fund, and US$25,000 for Social Development Fund, totaling US$232,666 for the county.Margibi Superintendent Jerry Varnie also told the delegates that he inherited a zero balance account when he took over the County early this year. He said that his administration has initiated an audit of the past administration, noting that there were several projects funded by the CDF, which are yet to be completed.He named the Unification Town Hall project, the BWI multipurpose projects yet to be completed even though funds were given to contractors.Varnie has meanwhile called for collective efforts in speeding up developments in the county.In a related development, Rep. Fofana, who chairs the County Legislative Caucus commended the delegates for a peaceful and successful sitting. He added that other outstanding issues will be addressed in subsequent County Sitting.Moreover some of the delegates overwhelmingly elected Thomason M. Nanah, as chairman of the Project Management Committee (PMC), while Baysah Kollie, and Nah A. Daniel were elected on white ballots as Comptroller and Treasure respectively.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more