aspirants cup - updates

Rappler's latest stories on aspirants cup


La Salle outguns Letran, Marinero blasts CEU in D-League debut

Mar 02, 2020 - 7:51 PM

La Salle banks on a balanced scoring attack as the Green Archers give head coach Derrick Pumaren a fitting return to the team

GREEN ARCHERS. Aljun Melecio and La Salle showcase their dangerous form in a blowout win over Letran. Photo from PBA Images

PBA D-League: Ateneo blasts CSB; Baste survives OT thriller

Feb 14, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The shorthanded Blue Eagles pull away early in a solid debut that surprised even Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin

Zark’s-LPU clinches 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup title

May 01, 2018 - 6:05 PM

(UPDATED) Lyceum unleashes massive 27-6 rally in the 4th quarter to win the do-or-die Game 3

CHAMPS. Zark's LPU beats Ch€™lu-San Sebastian Revellers to claim the PBA D-League Aspirant's Cup 2018. Photo by PBA Images

Che’lu-San Sebastian takes Game 1, moves a win from PBA D-League title

Apr 24, 2018 - 6:57 PM

The Che’lu-San Sebastian College Revellers only need to beat the Zark’s-LPU Jawbreakers next meeting to wrap up the Aspirants Cup finals series

TAKE OFF. Samboy de Leon of Che'Lu flies over Mike Nzeusseu of Zark's in Game 1 of D-League finals. Photo by PBA Images.

Zark’s-LPU sweeps twice-to-beat CEU, sets up semis clash with Marinerong Pilipino

Apr 12, 2018 - 7:11 PM

The 21-5 run in the 4th quarter steals the game from the Scorpion squad in D-League action

HERO. Jesper Ayaay stood in the spotlight for Zark’s, scoring 7 of his 15 points in the payoff period including a heroic game-tying triple at 74-all. Photo by PBA Images

Ilagan’s clutch rally completes Che’Lu comeback vs Gamboa to qualify for semis

Apr 10, 2018 - 5:31 PM

This eliminates Gamboa-St. Clare Coffee Lovers from the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup playoff

LAST GASP. The last run of Che'Lu was capped off by RK Ilagan's back-to-back long bombs and a putback lay-in. Photo by PBA Images

Gamboa-St. Clare eliminates Wangs-Letran from contention in crucial D-League matchup

Mar 27, 2018 - 6:34 PM

Gamboa's final 9-2 run left no mercy for Wangs-Letran

ELIMINATED. Trevis Jackson leads the Coffee Lovers to eliminate Wangs-Letran. Photo by PBA Images.

Gamboa downs Ebondo-less CEU; Adamson drubs Letran in D-League playoff previews

Mar 15, 2018 - 5:04 PM

Mohammad Pare capitalizes on the absence of Rod Ebondo who encountered a lower back injury

TOP TEAMS. Mohammad Pare leads the Gamboa-St. Clare Coffee Lovers over the CEU Scorpions as they banner the top tier double-header matchup. Photo by PBA Images

Rich Guinitaran erupts for 18 in 2nd period as CEU halts Perpetual comeback

Mar 13, 2018 - 5:16 PM

CEU Scorpions keep their tight grip of solo lead in the PBA D-League

Rich Guinitaran of CEU vs AJ Coronel of University of Perpetual Help Altas . Photo by PBA Images

CEU blows out AMA by 35 as coach, 6 other Titans skip game

Mar 08, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The Titans play with only 9 men due to the notable absences including head coach Mark Herrera

ABSENCES. AMA coach Mark Herrera is a notable absence in this game, along with 6 other AMA players including FEU star Arvin Tolentino who only played 6 minutes in the Titans’ loss against the Akari-Adamson Falcons. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Ayonayon ignites Marinerong Pilipino’s comeback over Go for Gold

Mar 06, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Marinerong Pilipino Skippers claim 5th win in 7 games in the PBA D-League

SHOOTING SPREE. Rian Ayonayon of Marinerong Pilipino drives past Go For Gold-CSB's Jjay Alejandro in the PBA D-League. Photo by PBA Images

EAC drubs JRU for 1st win; Marinero rolls over AMA in D-League

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Marinerong Pilipino improves to 4-2 while EAC pockets its first win in 5 outings

ON BOTH ENDS. Gab Banal turns in a double-double to help the Marinerong Pilipino Skippers bag their 4th win. Photo by PBA Images

Che'lu-San Sebastian's late-game comeback sends AMA to 0-3

Feb 01, 2018 - 6:37 PM

The Che’lu-San Sebastian Bar and Grill overcomes 14-point deficit en route to the win

TOP SCORER. VENUE: Kent Ilagan (left) led Che'lu Bar with 22 points. At right is AMA Online Education defender Genmar Bragais. PBA Images.

Marcelino magic helps Zark’s-LPU edge out Akari-Adamson

Jan 30, 2018 - 7:39 PM

The game meets expectations of a closely-fought battle

PLAYER OF THE GAME. Jaycee Marcelino is the player of the game as he scored 10 points in the first quarter and 8 points in the last. Photo by PBA Images

Dela Virgen drops late 3-point bomb to lift JRU over Go For Gold-CSB

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:22 PM

JRU secures back-to-back wins in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup

SWEET SHOOTING. Mark Dela Virgen drains back-to-back threes to extend the lead to 7 in the 4th quarter. Photo by PBA Images

Quinto carries Wang’s in wild comeback over Che’Lu, Publico hits game-winner

Jan 29, 2018 - 10:39 PM

The Revellers blow a 19-point final frame lead

BLITZ. Bong Quinto makes a 13-1 solo run in the last quarter. Photo by PBA Images

Trevis Jackson drops 30 in Gamboa Coffee’s rout of Batangas

Jan 29, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Like many who came ahead of him, Jackson returns to his motherland dreaming of playing in the PBA

SOARS. PBA D-Leaguer Batangas EAC Generals (dark) vs Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare (light). Photo by PBA

Akari-Adamson stuns Marinerong Pilipino in PBA D-League thriller

Jan 25, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Akar-Adamson comes from behind to claim its first win


Zark’s-LPU bludgeons AMA by 24, Coach Topex challenges rest of D-League to “keep up”

Jan 25, 2018 - 6:50 PM

Zark's-LPU earn their second win of the season

TOP. Harry Nzeusseu scores double digits to keep Zark's on top of the PBA D-League. Photo by PBA Images

Zark’s-LPU avenges opening day loss, destroys EAC by 37 points

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:44 PM

The 2017 NCAA finalists finally make their mark in the D-League

DESTRUCTION. Cjay Perez contributes 21 points to the 37-point victory of Zark's over EAC. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Che’Lu Bar and Grill roasts Perpetual in D-League season opener

Jan 22, 2018 - 9:19 PM

Five Revellers lead the team with double digits

FIRST WIN. RK Ilagan drops 13 points to chip into San Sebastian's first win of the season. Photo by PBA Images

Go For Gold turns back Gamboa Coffee to win season opener

Jan 22, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Go For Gold gets a scare before kicking off the PBA D-League season with a victory

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Jerwin Gaco records a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds. Photo by PBA Images

Jeron Teng eyed as first overall pick in PBA D-League Draft

Dec 13, 2016 - 1:53 PM

AMA Online Education which is still in search of a franchise first semifinals berth plans to select the two time UAAP Finals MVP with its first overall pick

ON TO THE NEXT ONE. Just over a week after winning the UAAP title, Jeron Teng is expected to go first overall in the upcoming 2016 PBA D-League Draft. File Photo by Eduardo Solo/Rappler

PBA D-League: Phoenix-FEU gains share of lead, BDO-NU gets first win

Feb 09, 2016 - 7:12 PM

Phoenix FEU is now tied with Caida Tiles and CafeFrance at the top of the standings while BDO NU wins for the first time in 3 games

THIRD STRAIGHT. Mac Belo leads Phoenix-FEU to its third straight win in the PBA D-League. Photo from PBA Images

Perkins, Ferrer spearhead wins for respective PBA D-League teams

Jan 26, 2016 - 9:04 PM

Caida and UP QRS JAM Liner blast their respective foes in the 2016 PBA D League Aspirants Cup

2ND WIN. The Tile Masters claim their second win in the 2016 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup with Jason Perkins leading the way. Photo from PBA Images

Cafe France, Phoenix Petroleum win PBA D-League openers

Jan 25, 2016 - 7:34 PM

Last conference s champion Cafe France and the FEU powered Phoenix Petroleum dominate their foes to start the 2016 PBA D League Aspirants Cup

Hapee draws first blood in D-League Finals

Jun 18, 2015 - 5:46 PM

The Hapee Fresh Fighters are a win away from winning their second consecutive PBA D League championship after taking down Cafe France in game 1

Chris Newsome of Hapee, seen here in a March file photo against Jumbo, turned in a stat sheet of 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists for the Fresh Fighters. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Hapee trounces Cagayan in game 1 of PBA D-League Finals

Feb 16, 2015 - 7:52 PM

Hapee which joined the PBA D League just this conference is one win away from its first title

Nigerian slot man Ola Adeogun (center) secures one of his 15 rebounds for Hapee. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Hapee on to PBA D-League finals, Cagayan forces game 3

Feb 09, 2015 - 11:28 PM

Ray Parks leads Hapee to the first finals berth as Moala Tautuaa helps Cagayan force a deciding game 3 against Cebuana in the semis

Ray Parks (right) drives past Joseph Sedurifa as he towed Hapee to the D-League Aspirants Cup finals. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Hapee, Cebuana Lhuillier inch closer to D-league finals

Feb 06, 2015 - 1:00 AM

Garvo Lanete led Hapee with 20 points while Simon Enciso scores 22 including 11 in the pay off period for Cebuana Lhuillier

ONE STEP CLOSER. Garvo Lanete (L) and Simon Enciso (R) lead their respective teams to wins in the PBA D-League semis and are now closer to entering the finals

Cebuana, Cafe France dispatch foes to make D-League semis

Feb 03, 2015 - 10:59 AM

Cebuana and Cafe France faces Cagayan Valley and Hapee respectively in a pair of best of 3 semifinals duels starting on Thursday February 5

Norbert Torres of Cebuana (center) fends off two Jumbo Plastic defenders in their quarterfinals knockout game. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Cebuana leans on Vosotros versus MJM, AMA wins second straight

Dec 02, 2014 - 12:13 AM

Vosotros tallied a game high 26 points along with 3 assists and 3 steals to push Cebuana up to a 3 3 win loss slate

GEM. Almond Vosotros leads the Cebuana Lhuillier Gems with 26 points to get past MJM. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Ronnie Magsanoc: ‘Troy Rosario is going to be a legit PBA star’

Nov 25, 2014 - 6:45 AM

Troy Rosario is going to be a legit PBA star in the future He is just making a stopover here in the D League to show what he has the PBA legend declared

FUTURE PBA STAR. Troy Rosario is biding his time in the D-League before making the jump to the PBA. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jumbo Plastic buries MP Hotel, AMA University bounces back

Nov 25, 2014 - 12:47 AM

Jumbo Plastic AMA University and Breadstory pick up wins while MP Hotel Racal Motors and MJM all fell to identical 1 4 records

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. JR Taganas had 21 points and 20 rebounds to lead AMA University past Racal Motors. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Hapee keeps winning, MJM Builders-FEU barges into win column

Nov 17, 2014 - 11:01 PM

Hapee picks up its fourth straight victory while Racal Motors and MJM Builders FEU finally claim their first wins

STRONG START. Ray Parks torched Bread Story early with 12 first half points as Hapee secured its 4th straight victory. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Maverick Ahanmisi is following the path of Stanley Pringle

Nov 09, 2014 - 3:12 PM

Ahanmisi is looking to follow in the footsteps of top PBA rookie Pringle

Photo by Nuki Sabio

PBA D-League: Cagayan Valley, Cafe France, Hapee pick up wins

Nov 06, 2014 - 8:01 PM

The Hapee Fresh Fighters Cagayan Valley Rising Suns and Cafe France all picked up wins in the Aspirants Cup of the PBA D League

Bobby Ray Parks Jr. of Hapee goes to the rim against Raymond Ilagan of Tanduay. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Pacquiao-owned D-League team targets finals in first conference

Oct 29, 2014 - 12:21 PM

The MP Hotel Warriors look to quickly adjust to the D League and stay on pace with their goal of a finals appearance

D-LEAGUE DEBUT. Jhon Sumido of MP Hotel (right) tries to evade Cafe France's Maverick Ahanmisi of Cafe France in the Warriors' D-League debut. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Wangs, Cebuana, Cafe France score lopsided wins in PBA D-League opener

Oct 27, 2014 - 7:31 PM

Raring to take advantage of a fresh conference 3 teams opened the D League Aspirants Cup with strong showings

NLEX puts away Big Chill to seize 5th PBA D-League title

Feb 26, 2014 - 7:58 PM

The NLEX Road Warriors dispatched the Big Chill Super Chargers in Game 2 of the best of 3 Finals to end the series and secure the title in the PBA Aspirants Cup

DEVELOPMENTAL CHAMPS. The NLEX Road Warriors celebrate their D-League championship win on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of PBA D-League

PBA D-League: Alas, Ganuelas save NLEX from defeat in Finals Game 1

Feb 23, 2014 - 3:36 PM

Kevin Alas drilled a big trey in the clutch helping NLEX survive Big Chill 79 75 in Game 1 of the 2013 2014 PBA D League Aspirants Cup finals

WARRIORS. Matt Ganuelas and Kevin Alas helps NLEX take game of the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup finals. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Road Warriors force do-or-die duel with Super chargers

Jan 26, 2012 - 7:28 PM

The boys maintained composure even if Big Chill managed to snatch the lead Fernandez