High school phenom LaMelo Ball explodes for 92 points in one game

first_imgMOST READ Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Bruh pic.twitter.com/AmVcRgjtXJ— adam figman (@afigman) February 8, 2017Meanwhile, his impressive tally was in response to Chino Hill’s (26-1) first loss of the season against perennial powerhouse Oak Hill Academy over the weekend, where LaMelo finished with 36 points in a losing effort. After his brother’s epic performance, the eldest of Ball brothers, Lonzo praised his little brother’s efforts on Twitter. “Well I mean that’s one way to bounce back after a loss … I see you lil bro,” he wrote.Well I mean that’s one way to bounce back after a loss… I see you lil bro 9️⃣2️⃣ — Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) February 8, 2017 LaMelo Ball will suit up for UCLA in 2019 and could be in the NBA as early as 2020. Image: Screen grab from Ball’s Instagram account/@swaggymelo1When your last name is synonymous with a basketball, you better be worth your salt and be able to back it up.Living up to the family name is the youngest of the much-hyped Ball brothers, LaMelo, who lit up the scoreboard with a staggering 92 points in a single high school basketball game on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila).ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES NBA: Curry hints split with Under Armour after CEO praises Trump Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG LaMelo first gained internet notoriety last year, when he nonchalantly sank a half court shot after taunting his opponent to guard him. The brash youngster pointed to the half court line and casually sank the almost 50-foot heave.His penchant for the absurd on the floor, along with his limitless shooting range and ankle-breaking handles, has earned him early comparisons to two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry.Much like their older brother Lonzo who plays point guard for UCLA, LiAngelo and LaMelo are both committed to the university program after they graduate from high school. LaMelo will join UCLA in 2019, and will be eligible for the NBA in 2020.Watch from the video below LaMelo’s highlights from his 92-point explosion.  The 15-year-old phenomenon, whose older brothers Lonzo and LiAngelo are expected to become NBA lottery picks in the coming years, proved that he inherited the family’s incredible basketball genes with a virtuoso performance of his own.With older brother and Chino Hills teammate LiAngelo sitting out the game against Los Osos High School due to a sore ankle, the sophomore stepped up big time and carried much of the scoring load for his team en route to an impressive 146-123 win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAs highlighted by a box score posted on Twitter, the young stud finished the half with an impressive—but nothing out of the ordinary—29 points after two quarters. But come the second half, Ball exploded for 63 points on an impressive 30-of-39 shooting on two-point attempts and 7-of-22 on threes. Even more remarkable, was 41 of his points came in the fourth quarter.To top it off, the young baller hit 11 of 14 free throws and had seven assists and five rebounds. ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown View commentslast_img read more

Beating La Salle ‘eye-opener’ for Tiamzon, Lady Maroons

first_imgPoe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member University of the Philippines did the improbable and took a three-set victory over defending champion De La Salle, 25-22, 25-21, 25-19.It was a sweet victor for the Lady Maroons, most especially for the fifth year star.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnREAD: UP pulls off stunner, sweeps La Salle in UAAP Volleyball“It’s overwhelming. We’re so happy because this is the first time we’ve beaten La Salle after so many years,” said Tiamzon after the win Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Arena. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Isa Molde, Nicole Tiamzon and Kathy Bersola. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNicole Tiamzon has finally exorcised a demon.In all her years wearing maroon, she has never had the chance to defeat the monster clad in green, until now.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG MOST READ 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 Tiamzon had 16 points in leading the Lady Maroons to a 3-0 start, tied for the best record with National University in Season 79, and snapping her school’s 16-game losing streak against La Salle.UP’s last win against La Salle happened in 2008 when the Lady Spikers’ second round victories in Season 70 was forfeited due to Jacqueline Alarca’s ineligibility.“This win serves as an eye-opener for our next games and it tells us we should push ourselves even harder,” said Tiamzon. “And of course it was a huge boost to the team’s morale that we were able to beat La Salle.”ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Ginebra frustrates Star to knot series 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal tieslast_img read more

Valdez, Santiago lead PH volleyball nat’l team pool

first_imgMarcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards LATEST STORIES ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media View comments Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Philippine women’s volleyball team at the SEA Games in Singapore. Photo by Raffy LermaAS expected, the biggest names from the sport all made it to the national volleyball 24-player pool led by veterans Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago and Aby Marano.Putting premium on height, youth and experience, Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas also added the rising stars from the collegiate leagues including Ateneo’s Maddie Madayag and Kat Tolentino and La Salle’s Kim Kiana Dy.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Spurs beat Hawks to join Warriors with NBA’s best recordcenter_img Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LVPI officials led by president Joey Romasanta and vice president Pete Cayco announced the national men’s and women’s pools Tuesday in the PSA Forum at Golden Phoenix Hotel.Also making it to the roster are Kim Fajardo and Dawn Macandili of La Salle, Lourdes Clemente of Perpetual, Denden Lazaro of Cocolife, Geneveve Casugod and Bia General of Generika, Rachel Anne Daquis of Cignal, Maika Ortiz and Dindin Manabat of Foton, Rhea Dimaculangan and Aiza Maizo-Pontillas of Petron;Roselle Baliton and Kath Arado of University of the East, Ria Meneses of University of Santo Tomas, Alyssa Valdez, Elaine Kasilag and Myla Pablo of V-League, Jovelyn Gonzaga of Cignal and Gretchel Soltones of San Sebastian.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnFrom the pool, the final 12 will be named by first week of May after the members undergo training and road tour across the country.They will be fielded in this year’s Southeast Asian Games, Asian U23 and Asian Seniors. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs overcome Lady Eagles anew

first_imgFilipinos 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 Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University kept its immaculate slate against Ateneo in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament after a hardfought five-set win, 17-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-21, 15-13, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Bulldogs, who improved to 7-4, were the only ones who have defeated the Lady Eagles this season. ADVERTISEMENT ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phoenix taps ‘rim protector’ McKay in place of Puerto Rico-bound Phelps MOST READcenter_img He inserted Gayle Valdez in the final two sets to allow them to focus on the offense and keep them fresh in the fifth period.“I’m just happy they were able to deliver in the crucial moments,” said Gorayeb.NU, though, paid the price of leaving off its liberos in the first three sets as Ateneo scored 20 service aces compared to its nine.The Lady Bulldogs, though, retaliated with an aerial assault, outscoring the Lady Eagles 13-5 in blocks.Santiago led all scorers with 25 points while Aiko Urdas and Jorelle Singh combined for 23 points for NU.ADVERTISEMENT View comments ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Jaja Santiago put the Lady Bulldogs at match point, 14-11, with an emphatic kill but it was a Lady Eagle’s handiwork that handed NU the victory when Jhoana Maraguinot’s attack went long.NU head coach Roger Gorayeb said their win against Ateneo, which gave them sole ownership of the third seed, was a huge step for them if they want to finish in the top four of the ladder.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“This is a huge win for us because right now we have to beat everyone we play against,” said Gorayeb whose team struggled in the first half of the season. “We fell short early in the tournament so we have to accumulate wins to finish either third or fourth.”Gorayeb, after taking out his liberos in the fourth set of their win against University of the East, started the game against Ateneo utilizing only attacking players. LATEST STORIES Jhoana Maraguinot had 18 points to lead Ateneo while Kat Tolentino added 17.Jia Morado, who’s been the catalyst to Ateneo’s offense, finished with 47 excellent sets, nine more than NU’s Jasmine Nabor. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoslast_img read more

NBA: Warriors spend $150K on champagne at nightclub after title win

first_imgChina reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak According to TMZ, the newly crowned NBA champs blew through roughly around 300 bottles of premium champagne at Oracle Arena, as players drenched both fans and personnel after claiming the Larry O’ Brien Trophy. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The team went on to commemorate its victory by bringing the party to the Harlot Nightclub in San Francisco, where it reportedly spent $150,000 (over P7 milion) on the sparkling wine.The hefty tab included bottles of the fancy liquor custom 6-liter Moet & Chandon Nectar Rose, which was estimated to go for $15,000 (over P700,000) apiece, “if you could buy them,” the report said.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:Fil-Am fan who asked Klay Thompson to sign toaster invited to Dubs’ victory paradeADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working MOST READ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Golden State Warriors celebrate NBA crown with street parade View comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Steph loves champagne. (So do I). Alchemy sent us this pic of the Warriors at the Harlot Nightclub in San Francisco. pic.twitter.com/5K1OTg43Qy— Lisa Fernandez (@ljfernandez) June 13, 2017Before celebrating with their hometown fans during the team’s victory parade in the Bay Area on Thursday (Friday in Manila), the Golden State Warriors held a soirée of their own after blowing out the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games in the 2017 NBA Finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundREAD: Golden State Warriors celebrate NBA crown with street paradeADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

World Cup Vox Pop

first_imgWorld Cup Vox PopQuestion: Who has been the best player in the World Cup so far?Sheldon Mae: Cristiano Ronaldo because he is showing that he does not just perform for his club and he is world class.Jaheem Smith: Lionel Messi because he is performing well.Shaye Douglas: Cristiano Ronaldo because he has proven himself to be outstanding and he is getting better and better every time.Tyrone Morgan: Philippe Coutinho has been the best player because he has been playing very well.last_img

Grange welcomes maquette discourse

first_img SENSE OF INCLUSION Sport Minister Olivia Grange said that despite criticisms of the maquette of the statue being created for Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, she is happy that there is public discourse about it. Fraser-Pryce’s statue’s maquette, a small mock-up of the final product, was unveiled at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on June 23. However, much like when fellow Olympian Usain Bolt’s was unveiled ahead of his statue last year, the Jamaican public has given a largely negative response to it, saying that it does not look like the sprinter. But Grange told The Gleaner that this was expected, especially after the response to the maquette of Bolt’s statue. “I think that we can only benefit from the conversation,” she said. “When you treat with a statue, normally the public does not get a chance to see a maquette. They see the statue itself when it is unveiled. So I’m saying to the public right now, what I have done is to ensure that you are engaged in the process. It is good to get the feedback from the public and to be able to assess if what you are doing is ensuring that the people are a part of the conversation.” Grange said that the reason the maquettes of statues of athletes such as Bolt and Fraser-Pryce were unveiled to the public, is to give it a sense of being included in the process. “I would want to encourage everyone to understand that it is our respect for them why we have actually unveiled a maquette,” she explained. “It is so they can be part of the whole development of this monument that is going to be mounted in tribute to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who has been one of our most outstanding women.” Grange had previously said that the statue, being sculpted by Basil Watson, will be unveiled at the end of the track and field season. It will be mounted at Statue Park at Independence Park, at the National Stadium, where Bolt’s monument is located. rachid.parchment@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

England, Belgium fight for third place

first_imgST PETERSBURG, Russia (AP): How do you stay motivated for the game no one wants to play? England and Belgium have different answers. After both were eliminated in the World Cup semi-finals, a once-in-a-lifetime chance gone, the teams have to play again in today’s third-place game. As always in English football, coach Gareth Southgate and his men are looking back to the England team, which won the World Cup in 1966. Beating Belgium would give England their best World Cup finish since then, surpassing fourth place in Italy in 1990. “We have a chance to win a medal at a World Cup, which only one English team has ever done, so there’s a lot of motivation for us,” Southgate said yesterday. After exceeding expectations by reaching the semi-final, only to lose 2-1 to Croatia in extra time, England want to keep their positive buzz. “None of us knows if that’s as good as it gets,” Southgate said. “We’ve raised expectation and I don’t see a problem with that because we’ve also raised belief. We’ve raised their enjoyment of playing. They now associated playing for England with enjoyment, fun, and not being under siege.” For Belgium coach Roberto Martinez, it’s about leaving Russia with a warm feeling and playing attractive football to inspire the next generation. “We want to win. When you finish a tournament you carry the feeling of the last game … Every Belgian fan deserves that winning feeling,” he said. “For us the way you play is essential, not just for this tournament but for future generations.” Third would be Belgium’s best-ever World Cup performance. They finished fourth in 1986 after losing the playoff 4-2 in extra time to France. Both coaches have one eye on fitness for what will be each team’s seventh game in 26 days. Southgate said he wants to make “as few changes as possible,” but may need to switch some players due to injury and illness. He wouldn’t confirm whether he’d give either of his reserve goalkeepers, Jack Butland and Nick Pope, their first game of the tournament in place of Jordan Pickford. “We need to have everyone fully fit on the pitch. There are players who have played a lot of minutes and we need to have that in mind,” Martinez said. “We’re going to have the strongest team on the pitch but maybe changes will need to be made.” It’s the second meeting of the tournament for the two teams. Their first game, in the group stage, was treated almost like a friendly since both teams had already qualified and made a total 17 changes to the lineup. Belgium won that encounter in Kaliningrad 1-0 thanks to a curled shot from Adnan Januzaj.last_img read more

More to come! – Hyde promises to deliver continued success at CC

first_img WIN AGAIN With the passing of legendary Clarendon College (CC) coach Winston Chung-Fah serving as a motivator, current head coach Lenworth ‘Teacher’ Hyde was able to guide the daCosta Cup champions to their fourth Olivier Shield title with a 1-0 win over Kingston College (KC) at the National Stadium on Saturday. However, Hyde, who was the foundation on which Chung-Fah built his title-winning team in 1977, is promising that the double success of the 2018 class of Clarendon College players represents the mere beginning of what he expects will be a prolonged spell of trophy success. “I think this is just the beginning,” said Hyde after his team became the first rural outfit in 14 years to become out-and-out Olivier Shield champions. Glenmuir, were the last non-Corporate Area school to win the shield exclusively after doing so in 2004. They also shared the trophy with Bridgeport High in 2006. Not resting on his laurels, Hyde is already thinking ahead, and warned that his team is well-positioned to return to the top of local schoolboy football in the coming years, pointing to a bevy of unused players who will complement the returning players from this year’s squad for the 2019 campaign. “We are going to win this thing again and again,” added Hyde, a former national player. “Unnuh nuh see nuh balla yet, man. We are only losing four players, and when the players we have waiting on start playing, it is going to be sweet.” A good portion of the current Clarendon squad is recruited from other schools, and it seems Hyde may have to keep going into the market to build the dynasty as his Under-16 team failed to make it out of the group stage in this year’s rural-area under-16 competition. Under Chung-Fah, Clarendon not only won multiple titles, notably the daCosta Cup and Olivier Shield double in 1977 and 1978, but went on to become one of the greatest schoolboy football teams to have been assembled. Hyde, who was a starring member of that 1977 team, having matched one of his mentor’s accomplishments, is now looking to extend their march on schoolboy football. “I am happy we were able to win both titles for him (Chung Fah). He taught me everything I know about football, and I hope to pass on what I have learned from him to this generation of Clarendon players,” Hyde said. Clarendon College’s victory over KC conspicuously took place on the day Chung-Fah was laid to rest. “I was not able to make it to the funeral because I had to prepare for the game, but I know he must be smiling down with what happened here today (Saturday),” Hyde said. Chung-Fah, who also created local club Santos, is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in Jamaican football. He led Clarendon College to the daCosta Cup and Olivier Shield titles in 1977 and 1978 – their first titles in schoolboy football. Saturday’s triumph secured Clarendon’s fourth hold on the Olivier Shield. They of course defeated Cornwall College 2-1 recently to take the daCosta Cup title. Besides those 77/78 back-to-back daCosta Cup and Olivier Shield trophies, Clarendon College’s most successful period in schoolboy football came between 1991 and 1998, when they won four daCosta Cup titles in the seven stagings (no competition was held in 1997) in that period plus the 1998 Olivier Shield, which was shared with Dunoon Technical. Prior to this season, Clarendon last won the daCosta Cup in 2014 and were Ben Francis winners last season. They were beaten by Rusea’s in the daCosta Cup final last year.last_img read more

Patrons at Mother and Daughter Pageant left mesmerised

first_imgThe packed to capacity National Cultural Centre was on Saturday last left mesmerised as several pairs of mothers and daughters gracefully took to the stage in the 26th edition of the Mother and Daughter Pageant.The delegates competed in several categories but at the end, only a couple from each of the categories was adjudged the winners.Kenciola Craig and AshantiHeather Gonsalves and ReneeDacia Fraser and SamaciaIn the Junior Category, Dacia Fraser and Samacia took the top honours while in the Middle Category, Kenciola Craig and Ashanti were adjudged the winners and in the Senior Category, Heather Gonsalves and Renee were crowned the best of the best.This year, the theme for the pageant was ‘Rhythm of Love’. It is one of the longest pageants promoted by Supa Stylistics Productions under the directorship of Dr Sulan Fung-Browne and her mother, Mrs Ingrid Fung.last_img read more