Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Another old rival inflicts a painful loss to Team Philippines


Powerade Philippines took it on the chin again with a painful 83-80 loss to Korea at the Hsinchuang gym the in the 31st William Jones Cup tournament.

The Filipinos were looking for some revenge as the Koreans have time and again stymied them. But after a trey by Ranidel De Ocampo and a turn-around jumper by Sonny Thoss brought team Philippines within two 78-76, the Koreans’ Oh Se-Keun came out of a timeout to nail his only 3-point attempt to give his side some breathing room 81-76 with 1:25 remaining.

Although Arwind Santos countered with a break-away lay-up, Yang Dong-Geun hit a jumper over Willie Miller to make it 83-78 and time down to 43 seconds.

The win gave Korea a share of the lead with a 4-1 slate while the Philippines fell to a dismal 1-5.


Korea 83 – Kang 16, Kim M.S. 15, Kim J.S. 10, Oh 10, Yang 8, Yang D.G. 7, Lee D.J. 5, Lee J.S. 5, Lee K.S. 3, Joo 3,

Philippines 80 – Santos 22, Miller 4 14, Thoss 13, De Ocampo 9, Raymundo 6, Norwood 6, Aguilar 4, Dillinger 2, Yap 2, Taulava 2, Helterbrand 0, Baguio 0.

Quarters: 22-17; 38-35; 59-57; 85-83.

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