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.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday at the Fil Oil Invitational

NU's Jewel Ponferrada is thriving with the presence of Emmanuel Mbe in the slot. As I written some time ago, he did well when Edwin Asoro was there because he played clean-up to what his teammate missed out on. Last season, with Ponferrada as the man in the middle, he floundered. This year, with another big who can help him and the team, he is doing better. He just needs to finish better. Against FEU in the Fil Oil Invitational, he missed a lay-up that could have given his side some breathing space or even the win. Yesterday, against CSB, he missed two free throws with a few seconds left. Luis Sinco missed one free throw for the Blazers that gave NU the chance to win it at the buzzer but they missed. Growing pains for these Bulldogs although they played minus three players who were out with minor injuries.

I told Richard del Rosario I thought I'd never see him smile again (except in the PBA). He closes out his team's campaign with a 54-52 win. Is this the Blazers' line-up for the NCAA? No. They will evaluate and maybe bring up some of their Team B guys playing in the Fr. Martin's Cup.

The Mapua Cardinals were overwhelmed by the FEU Tamaraws yesterday 86-72. Big game by Pippou Noundou who finished with 20 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists. The Cardinals were no match from the very beginning.

I missed the game between Emilio Aguinaldo College and University of Perpertual Help Dalta System that came down to the final shot. The Altas escaped with a 76-75 win.

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