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.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Africans rule Filoil weekly Awards

This appears in the Monday, May 20, 2013 edition of the Business Mirror.

Africans rule Filoil weekly Awards
by rick olivares

The University of Perpetual Help’s Nigerian forward Nosa Omorogbe is the Master Player of the Week (of May 6-11, 2013) in the Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup.

The 6’4” Omorogbe led the Altas to an 84-59 win over Jose Rizal University for his team’s first win in four matches for the summer tournament. The second year swingman tallied 28 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and three blocks while playing 31 minutes against UPHSD.

Rounding out the weekly awardees for the tournament are the Gatorade Best Five that includes National University’s Ray Parks and Alfred Aroga, the College of Saint Benilde’s Mark Romero, the University of Santo Tomas’s Aljon Mariano, and Omorogbe.

The NU duo of Parks and Aroga led their team to two wins over Adamson University (70-68) and Arellano University (86-71).

Romero scored 25 points in the Blazers’ 74-49 win over the University of the Philippines for CSB’s first win in four outings.

Mariano, UST’s talented forward, also led the Tigers in scoring in their two wins for the same period; a 83-79 win over San Sebastian College-Recoletos (24 points), and a 78-77 win over Colegio de San Juan de Letran (17 points).

The Gatorade Defensive Player of the Week is NU’s hulking 6’7” Cameroonian center Alfred Aroga who compiled 31 rebounds, one steal, and seven blocked shots.

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