Bajjie Del Rosario is still in-form in the
2012 Ateneo Basketball League.
(image by Nono Felipe/taken from Bajjie's Facebook page)


AHS 4I 99 over AHS 4J 99, 53-41
This game featured both teams shooting poorly from the field, but 4I 99 (composed mostly of I-boys, but with sprinklings of L-boys) did much better from the stripe. 4I 99 converted 64% of their freebies, while the J-boys were successful on just 26%.

On the other hand, 4J 99 ruled the interior, what with the imposing presence of former Juniors big men Marty Gallego (curiously enough, Marty is an L-boy!) and Joe Silva, as well as big guy Dodge Mozo. The trio combined for 23 points, 31 rebounds and 5 blocked shots. Alas, this was well-countered by 4I 99’s backcourt supremacy, bannered by the dynamic duo of TJ Flameño and Euan Sanchez. TJ and Euan paired up for 31 points and a whopping 14 steals!

AHS 4E 99 over AHS 4H 99, 60-51
Despite being outshot and outrebounded, the E-boys were still able to pull off the win by hitting more triples and free throws.

Former Juniors and Seniors mainstay Bajjie Del Rosario had a Kevin Love-ish output of 26 points, 13 rebounds and 2 blocks, while frontcourt mate Pope Gumabao scored a dozen markers and grabbed 8 boards.

4H 99 tried to counter 4E 99’s size with quickness as speedsters Jomar Go and JR Cabalza kept running the floor, but it was to no avail. Even with the huge lift provided by inside operator Marco Campos, who finished with 6 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists, the H-boys found themselves on the losing end anew.

Best Performances for Week 2 (click on the image to view an enlarged version in a new window/ ctrl+click to view it in a new tab):


AHS 4BG 99 over AHS 4J 99, 68-47
Sporting a relatively complete roster, the combo team of 4BG 99 had a hot start and staved off any challenge posed by the J-boys.

Scoring stalwart Yong Gregori played his first game and scored 16 points on 8-of-10 FG shooting while grabbing 6 rebounds and getting 4 steals. Nobody else finished in twin digits for 4BG 99, but they made up for it by shooting at a higher clip from the field (47% vs 31%) and the line (40% vs 29%).

4J 99 was awesome on the boards again, but they got beaten in terms of assists (18 vs 13) and steals (12 vs 4). Marty Gallego had another beastly double-double of 24 points and 23 rebounds while fellow frontliner Joe Silva finished with 13 points and 9 rebounds.

AHS 4E 99 over AHS 4I 99, 68-62
4E 99 kept its record pristine in a tight game. 4I 99 actually made more field goals, grabbed more rebounds, had more assists, and got more steals, but the E-boys used superior outside shooting to outplay the I-boys.

4E 99 shot 8 triples in the game compared to just 2 for 4I 99. Angelo Cabalona led the way with 4 triples, while Bajjie Del Rosario and EJ Solis contributed 3 and 1 respectively. Bajjie was unstoppable again, ending up with 23 points and 9 rebounds even as Angelo finished with 16 markers to go along with 3 swipes.

Another key factor, however, was that 4I 99 missed the services of their own gunner, Euan Sanchez. Paolo Cagalingan (a D-boy), TJ Flameño, Jason Canda and Redg Plopiño all scored in double-figures to lead the losing cause of 4I 99.

Best Performances for Week 3(click on the image to view an enlarged version in a new window/ ctrl+click to view it in a new tab):

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