Tab Baldwin, Ateneo find success away from team ball

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Baldwin’s Blue Eagles were able to sweep University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball finals, but they needed to run something they didn’t usually do in the 99-81 clincher.“I think we learned some things from Game 1, I think there were some things that were fairly apparent from UP which we made some adjustments to,” said Baldwin. “I think that’s why you saw a little bit of individual play, particularly, from Thirdy [Ravena], a little more isolation play.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRavena was a man on a mission for Ateneo finishing with 38 points, his career-high, six rebounds, and six assists, and all that one-man play was Baldwin’s ploy to defeat UP’s defensive schemes.Baldwin did, to some extent, employ a similar tactic in Game 1 when he let Ravena dictate much of Ateneo’s offense in the first quarter of the Blue Eagles’ 88-79 Game 1 win last Saturday. Ravena had 11 of his total 21 points in the first quarter and the Blue Eagles were able to build a 26-18 lead at that point.Things got a little different in the middle quarters as Ateneo tried to go on a team-centric offensive approach with more players getting to touch the ball more instead of just one man dictating the tempo.That change of pace allowed UP’s defensive sets to catch up its offense, allowing the Maroons to outscore Ateneo 43-37 in the second and third periods.Ateneo, though, adjusted quickly and by the time the fourth quarter came Ravena and Matt Nieto were able to take over with the duo’s combined 15 points in the period just three shy of the whole UP production.Baldwin said it was almost coincidental that Ravena, the man he tasked to take charge of his offense, had one offensive masterpiece against the Fighting Maroons in Game 2.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MANILA, Philippines–Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin isn’t afraid to veer away from team basketball if the end result produces precious hardware.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I just think Thirdy had one of those games, you know a real special game,” said Baldwin of Ravena who shot 13-of-18 from the field, 5-of-7 from beyond the arc, and 7-of-7 from the free throw line.“The ball was falling, he made great shots, he made great decisions, and he proved today that he was a special player. I know Thirdy well and I know that his joy right now is for the championship, for the team, and it’s one of the things that makes him and every other guy in the team special.” LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Not looking to score, Thirdy Ravena still ends up with best scoring output yet View commentslast_img read more

North Peace Family Super Park in urgent need of board members to keep afloat

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Family Super Park board is in urgent need of board members, or else they won’t be able to be a non-profit group any longer or be a group all together.Jaandi Roemer with the Super Park group says that they have lost a couple members recently. They lost the Treasurer a month ago and an Executive Director a short time before that. She says they lost those 2 people due to the economy. They need at least 5 on the board to keep the board in standing with the government.All positions will go up for nomination on September 11th. The deadline to have a full board is September 12th when they meet with the government.- Advertisement -If Jaandi has to report to the government that they do not have a full board, they will have to dissolve and give all the money they have raised to a charity of their choice.The group wants to get indoor recreation, indoor play in the City. They have contacted many groups, including the City to make it clear that they need indoor recreation, especially with winter coming and Mc Donald’s will be closing their playground for winter to do renovations, that leaves no indoor recreation for kids.“We need more indoor recreation, we need more all-inclusive indoor play. That is our ultimate goal.”Advertisement If they have to give up the money, they would give the money to the Child Development Centre. That is something they hope they do not have to do.Jaandi is asking anyone that is passionate about indoor recreation for childern, to come forward. There is only 1 meeting a month, and 3 fundraisers a year.last_img read more