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, June 25, 2011

Gilas crushes Singapore; sweeps SEABA elims

Gilas crushes Singapore; sweeps SEABA elims

JAKARTA -- Smart Gilas Pilipinas overwhelmed Singapore, 106-51, to complete a three-game sweep of the elimination and officially clinch a title match with the winner of the game between Indonesia and Malaysia, which was being played at press time.

Nine players struck in double figures with Mark Barroca and Japeth Aguilar scoring 18 points each. The top three teams in the SEABA meet will qualify to the FIBA Asia Olympic qualifying tournament in Wuhan, China in September.

Smart Gilas Pilipinas 106 – Barroca 18, Aguilar 18, Baracael 17, Ababou 14, Tiu 11, Lutz 11, Douthit 8, Casio 5, Ballesteros 4.

Singapore 51 – Wong 20, Lim 10, Goh 6, Oh 4, Koh 4, Ng 3, Fok 2, Khoo 2, Matialakan 0, Wu 0, Folkoff 0

Quarterscores: 30-9; 60-23; 77-43; 106-51.


  1. HALIMAW SI JAPHET AGUILAR SA south east asian basketball !

  2. wala naman pake mga kapitbahay natin sa basketball kaya kahit baranggay level teams ipadala mo dyan mananalo pa rin tayo.

    waste of time yang basketball!

  3. If they didn't give a crap about the game then they wouldn't form a team. Crab.