Jamaica Paralympics Association (JPA) current poster boy, Alphanso Cunningham, thinks it a big honour to represent Jamaica at yet another Paralympics showpiece.The four-time Para Pan Am medallist says he will be going for glory, records and top honours when the fifth Paralympics Pan American Games get underway from August 7-15 in Toronto, Canada.”I am aiming to better what I did at the last Pan Am Games, where I got gold and silver, so I am definitely striving for two gold this time around,” said the current Pan Am record holder in the men’s F52/53 javelin.He maintains he is calm, under no pressure and just going to do his best.”I am looking forward to doing good … just going out there to throw near the record or break the record,” Cunningham added.Cunningham continues to show strong will, determination and resilience.RESPECT”Motivation, that’s one of the aims for me in the sport, I take up on myself the responsibility, like our president says, performances make people focus on you and respect you … and sponsors and so on,” he reasoned.The JPA was established in 2008 and replaced the Jamaica Paraplegic Association, which was formed by the late Sir John Golding in 1966. It is a government-approved national body for sports, for persons who are physically challenged and visually impaired.Cunningham, Tanto Campbell, Shane Hudson, David Bascoe, Tevaugh Thomas and Sylvia Grant, the lone female, will be leading the country’s medal hopes in Canada, while former Paralympian-turned-coach Neville Sinclair is eyeing at least “one medal per athlete”.”I just try to do good, try to get medals as much as I can and make people wanna do the sport,” Cunningham told The Gleaner in an interview at the naming of the team at the Jamaica Olympics Association (JOA) on Cunningham Avenue.The Jamaican is currently number one in his class in South America, is a medallist at the Pan Am, World Champs and Paralympics level, while locally, he is a brand ambassador for local telecommunications firm Digicel.
Despite the “unpredictable” and highly technical nature of the 110-metre hurdles, 25-year-old Hansle Parchment believes he has enough experience and confidence to upstage his main rivals and win Jamaica’s’ first-ever gold in this event at this year’s Rio Olympics in Brazil.”Everyone is potentially a medal winner, it (110m hurdles) is a very unpredictable event and anyone can win,” said Parchment, adding “very, very difficult in my discipline. Sometimes you are very relaxed and that’s when you are running faster, sometimes you tense a bit and that’s when you slow down. So it’s unpredictable.”He first crafted his hunt for supremacy with gold at the 2011 World University Games.Parchment is now Jamaica’s most successful hurdler, courtesy of an Olympic bronze medal from the 2012 London Olympics and silver at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, last year.”You don’t know when you will run fast. You just have to work on your technique and set goals each time, and go with God,” he continued.With regard to this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he said of his target: “Gold. I am aiming for the highest, once I am healthy.”I am working really hard and I feel I can be among the top three,” he told The Gleaner.13-SECOND BARRIERThe former University of the West Indies athlete also holds a place in local history as the first Jamaican to break the magical 13-second barrier.”I am very positive, I feel good, and remaining healthy is the main aim for this season. Once I can keep healthy, I will perform very well and I am really looking towards the Olympics this year, I think it will be great for a lot of people,” Parchment said, while tipping himself to medal.Coached by the legendary Fitz Coleman, Parchment has already achieved what former outstanding Jamaican hurdles giants like Keith Gardner and Maurice Wignall before him did not.He, however, maintains not taking anything for granted.”I work tirelessly on getting my technique better each year. With this hard work that I am putting in, I want to give some really great performances this year.”
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed replaced Shahid Afridi as captain of Pakistan’s Twenty20 team yesterday after the national team made an early exit from the World Twenty20. Afridi quit as captain after Pakistan lost three of their four group matches at the World Twenty20 tournament in India but said he wanted to continue playing the shortest format of international cricket. “I spoke to Sarfraz this morning and conveyed to him that he was our natural choice for this position,” PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said in a statement. “His appointment is open-ended. I wish him good luck in his new role.” Ahmed, 28, played in all the four World Twenty20 matches but batted lower down the order throughout the tournament despite having a good strike rate of 120.24 in 21 Twenty20 Internationals. Ahmed led Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan’s first professional domestic Twenty20 league in February before losing to the Misbah-ul-Haq-led Islamabad United in the final. Ahmed made his international debut in 2007, a year after he led Pakistan to win the Under-19 World Cup. He has scored 1,077 runs in 58 ODIs and 1,296 runs in 21 Test matches at an impressive average of 46.28. Last year he was made Pakistan’s vice-captain for both T20 and ODI teams. Ahmed said it was a big achievement for him to lead Pakistan in the shortest format. “It’s an honour for me that I’ve been made the captain. I was looking at various things since I was made the vice-captain and have noted it down,” Ahmed told reporters in his hometown Karachi.
OTHER PLAYERS Fresh from their historic victory over Australia in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 earlier this year, West Indies Women will go about showing that their triumph was no fluke when they take on world-rated England Women in the five-match one-day international series, starting today at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium. In what will be their first international fixture since their win, the West Indies will enter the contest ranked second on the latest ICC Women Championship with 20 points, one ahead of England, who are third. A qualifier for the ICC Women World Cup in England next summer, the eight-team Women Championship is led by reigning world champions Australia on 30 points, with New Zealand fourth on 16. India, South Africa, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are the other competing teams. Two points are offered for qualifying-match victories, with one point given for a no-result. The top four teams at the end of qualifying, which culminates later this year, will advance automatically to the World Cup, with the bottom four slated for a play-off. “I wouldn’t say tough, but I know it’s going to be a challenging one,” said West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor, ahead of the opener, which, like the second fixture, will not offer points towards qualification. The final three matches of the series, however, to be played at Sabina Park, will offer points. “They definitely have good players, but I think we are quite equal, and as such it should be a very good match-up,” she added. Coached by Vasbert Drakes, the West Indies will enter the series with more higher-rated players than England. Leading the way is the decorated Taylor, who is currently ranked fifth on the latest ICC Women one-day international batting rankings, fourth in the bowling equivalent, and number one on the all-rounder chart. She is followed by teammate, the big-hitting Deandra Dottin, who is ranked ninth in batting, and off-spinner Anisa Mohammed, who is ranked third in bowling. England, in the meantime, has front-line batter Sarah Taylor, occupying the number seven position on the batting rankings, and Katherine Brunt, Jenny Gunn, and Anya Shrubsole controlling the number two, eight, and nine posts on the bowling chart. WI Women Squad: Stafanie Taylor – captain, Merissa Aguilleira, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Erva Giddings, Stacy-Ann King, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed, Chedean Nation, Shaquana Quintyne, Shakera Selman, Tremayne Smartt. England Women Squad: Heather Knight – captain, Sarah Taylor, Anya Shrubsole, Katherine Brunt, Jenny Gunn, Tammy Beaumont, Sophie Ecclestone, Georgia Elwiss, Alexandra Hartley, Danielle Hazell, Amy Jones, Beth Langston, Natalie Sciver, Lauren Winfield, and Danielle Wyatt.
VERY GRATEFUL “First, I have to give God thanks. Overall, it went well for me although it didn’t go the way I wanted it to go individually, but I went to the Under-23 Championships and the Olympic Games and did well and I am grateful for that,” Allen said. “Going to the Olympics coming just out of high school it was a great feeling. As young as I am, to be among great athletes like Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt was pretty cool.” “At first, I felt intimidated being among these great athletes you watched on television growing up and to be among their company was very special but after a while I told myself that we are all there for the same goal,” said Allen. Coach Hawthorne who also conditioned the likes of Blake and Nickeal Ashmeade during their time at St. Jago, thinks Allen is a special talent. “Nathon is very special and to achieve so much in one year at the senior level is indeed awesome. I will miss coaching him but he has taken a brave step to go overseas and I am happy for him because education is very important and I want to wish him all the best in the future,” said Hawthorne. After a fabulous season in his first year after leaving high school where he was member of Jamaica’s silver medal-winning Men’s 4x400m relay team at this year’s Olympic Games, former St Jago high quarter-miler Nathon Allen will head to the University of Auburn. He will join up with former teammate at St Jago Raheem Chambers and Kingston College duo of Akeem Bloomfield and Sherwayne Allen in a few days to start his collegiate career. Allen will be going to Auburn with a lot of experience and is full of confidence after his successful year at the senior level. The Gleaner recently caught up with the 21-year-old Allen during a training session with his high school coach Danny Hawthorne at Wolmer’s Boys’ School where Hawthorne is now the Head Track and Field Coach. “I am excited going to Auburn and joining up with people like Bloomfield and company. I cant wait and I am expecting to build on the wonderful season I had the past year as next year will be a World Championship year and it will be a different year for me in different aspects. I wont be around my family as I am used to and I am hoping that God will help me to carry through with my schoolwork and also to achieve great things in track and field,” said Allen when asked about his projections for the upcoming season. Allen, one of the youngest Jamaicans at the past Olympic Games, still holds the Olympic experience close to his heart.
WEST INDIES 1st InningsK Brathwaite c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 9K Powell lbw b Mohammad Amir 38S Hetmyer c Azhar Ali b Mohammad Abbas 1S Hope c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah 5R Chase not out 131V Singh c Younis Khan b Mohammad Abbas 3+S Dowrich c Younis Khan b Shadab Khan 29*J Holder not out 58Extras (b4, lb6, w2) 12TOTAL (6 wkts, 89 overs) 286To bat: D Bishoo, A Joseph,S Gabriel.Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Brathwaite),2-13 (Hetmyer), 3-37 (Hope), 4-102 (Powell), 5-107 (Singh), 6-154 (Dowrich)Bowling: Mohammad Amir 22-4-52-2, Mohammad Abbas 18-4-47-2 (w2), Yasir Shah 25-2-83-1, Shadab Khan 23-3-90-1, Azhar Ali 1-0-4-0.PAKISTANMisbah-ul-Haq (captain), Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Abbas.Toss: West Indies.Umpires: Richard Kettleborough, Bruce Oxenford; TV – Richard Illingworth. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Phlegmatic right-hander Roston Chase carved out a fluent unbeaten hundred to avert another West Indies catastrophe and frustrate Pakistan on the opening day of the second Test at Kensington Oval here yesterday.With the innings threatening to come apart at the seams at 37 for three in the first session, the 25-year-old Chase stepped up to hit an unbeaten 131 – his second Test hundred – to propel West Indies to 286 for six at the close.Chase got support from captain Jason Holder, who struck a composed unbeaten 58, while opener Kieran Powell chipped in with 38 and wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich, 29.New-ball seamers Mohammad Abbas (2-47) and Mohammad Amir (2-52) both finished with two wickets apiece, but Pakistan’s bowlers were forced to toil without success in the final session as West Indies dominated.Chase anchored three key partnerships to fuel West Indies’ revival, the chief of which was an attractive 132-run seventh-wicket stand with Holder.All told, the right-handed Chase faced 207 deliveries in three hours and nine minutes at the crease and struck 17 fours, while Holder has counted eight boundaries in an innings spanning 125 balls and 161 minutes.Opting to bat first, West Indies seemed doomed to repeat the first Test tragedy when they lost their first three wickets cheaply.Opener Kraigg Brathwaite failed for the third straight innings with nine when he pushed tentatively at one from left-armer Amir and nicked a catch behind in the morning’s fifth over with the score on 12.DEFENSIVE PRODFour balls later in the following over, with a single run added, left-hander Shimron Hetmyer (1) slashed at a side ball from Abbas and was well taken high at third slip by Azhar Ali.Shai Hope once again failed to impress, batting nearly an hour for his five before edging a defensive prod at leg-spinner Yasir Shah and giving wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed a straightforward catch 45 minutes before lunch.Chase and Powell then combined in a 65-run, fourth-wicket stand that settled the innings and steered West Indies to lunch at 72 for three.The left-handed Powell never appeared troubled in his 83-ball and near 21/2 hour stay at the crease that included five fours, but perished in the sixth over after lunch, lbw to Amir on review after he was initially given not out.Three overs later, left-hander Vishal Singh’s tough initiation continued when he edged the 13th ball he faced from Abbas low to Younis Khan at second slip to depart for three and leave West Indies on 107 for five 40 minutes after the break.Not for the first time, Chase found an ally in Dowrich, and together, they steadied the innings in a 47-run, sixth-wicket partnership which blunted Pakistan’s attack.Dowrich had struck five fours in an innings lasting 54 deliveries and just over an hour when he edged a leg-break from debutant Shadab Khan to Younis at slip to fall 14 minutes before tea.At the crossroads at 154 for six, West Indies gathered momentum through the enterprise of Chase and Holder.Unbeaten on 23 at lunch, Chase brought up his third Test half-century 40 minutes after the resumption when he pulled a short one from Yasir to the ropes at midwicket, and was unbeaten on 70 at tea with Holder yet to score.Chase then strolled to three figures an hour and 20 minutes after tea, raising the landmark with a delightful cover drive off Shadab to follow up his brilliant maiden hundred against India at Sabina Park last August.Not to be left out, Holder notched his sixth Test half-century and second in as many matches, bringing up the milestone late in the day with a couple to third man off Amir.Scoreboard
LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “That was one of the best dunks I’ve done in my career so far and I was just super hyped about that.”Hill would’ve had another facial, this time, against the bigger Steve Akomo, but his one-handed throwdown was waived off after he was called for a traveling violation. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sablan looks at positives despite UST’s 41 turnovers MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Hill put Growling Tigers big man Jeepy Faundo in a poster, in the highlight of the UAAP Season 80 so far.“I knew that anyone that would come over would be late because I’m quicker, and when I jumped I knew it was over,” said Hill after Adamson beat UST, 88-81, for its first win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“You’ll see more of that from me and my ‘Bounce Bro’ Sean [Manganti] and he needs to hurry up and catch up. I’m here to put on a show and hopefully we’re going to set sail this year.” The 6-foot-4 rookie blew by his defender Regieboy Basibas in the right wing before he exploded to the rim against Faundo, who had no chance of preventing the dunk early in the third quarter. Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A costly, catty dispute finally settled View comments Winning start It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Adamson’s Tyrus Hill goes for a dunk against UST’s Steve Akomo. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTyrus Hill’s frizzy hair isn’t the only thing that makes him stands out.The Adamson University forward also has crazy hops and has a penchant for dunking on people, something that University of Santo Tomas found out the hard way on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.
It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Chooks Pilipinas books quarters slot, beats Thailand’s Mono Vampire View comments In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After scoring at least 20 points against University of the Philippines and Far Eastern University, Derige scored just six against Ateneo.Pasaol, meanwhile, scored his first 20-point game of the season against the Blue Eagles but was moderate at best in his first three matches.“We can’t afford to just have one player scoring for us, it should be all of them,” said Pumaren in Filipino.“We need contributions from all the players. What happened was, we give one guy a break then all of a sudden we lose control of the game.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson UE Red Warriors coach Derrick Pumaren. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the East has yet to win a single game in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, and with three games left in the first round head coach Derrick Pumaren knows time is not on the Red Warriors side.“We’re not in a state of panic but if we want to have a better performance this season we have to make our move,” said Pumaren Sunday after losing to Ateneo 83-65 at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The Red Warriors are tied with University of Santo Tomas at the bottom of the standings at 0-4 and Pumaren said they have to “get their acts together” to win.“So far, it’s one guy coming up, but we need everyone to contribute. We need a total team effort and that’s what we don’t have now.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Red Warriors have been gravely inconsistent in their four-game skid with two of its top players failing to establish rhythm this late in the first round.Alvin Pasaol, in the four-game span, averaged 15.2 points while Clark Derige is at 13.8 points a game but the two haven’t put up solid numbers consistently.
MOST READ Tolentino anchored the Tamaraws’ strong start, while Cani sparkled in the last two quarters as FEU lived to fight another day, while dealing Ateneo its second straight loss of the season, counting the setback to rival La Salle at the end of the second round of the eliminations.“I don’t feel any regret transferring to FEU and wishing I was still with Ateneo, because they (Tamaraws) accepted me wholeheartedly,” said Tolentino in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“The FEU mentality, the spirit, I’ve already adopted it at the start of the season.”The rubber match, which will determine La Salle’s opponent in the best-of-three finals, is set this Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene No taming the mighty Red Lions Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s been two years years since Arvin Tolentino and Hubert Cani left Ateneo for Far Eastern University, but the duo made sure the Blue Eagles felt the impact of their departure with the Tamaraws’ season on the line.Returning to haunt their former team, Tolentino and Cani starred in each half as the Tamaraws dealt the top seed Eagles a stunning 80-67 defeat on Sunday night to forge a do-or-die clash for the second finals seat of UAAP Season 80 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “It’s a sweet win, of course, but as coach Olsen (Racela) said, this game is finished and we have to focus on the next game,” said Cani, who poured eight of his 11 points in the second half.“We know Ateneo is difficult to beat because they’re a very disciplined team.”Ron Dennison fired 17 points and grabbed eight boards for the Tamaraws, who held the Eagles to a season low output in what FEU Racela described as his team’s best game of the season yet.On his final year for the Tamaraws, Dennison said he was determined to prolong his career to one more game.Dennison’s play rubbed off on his teammates as they seized control early and stopped every Ateneo counter in the second half where the Tamaraws led by as much as 17 points on Cani’s triple with under three minutes remaining.ADVERTISEMENT “I didn’t want my UAAP career to finish today,” said Dennison.“I want to play in the finals. In our last practice, I told the team to give everything and leave our fears behind.”The Tamaraws played with a spring in their step, closing out on Ateneo’s gunners, while beating them to offensive rebounds on the other end, particularly in the second half, where they had 14 second-chance points.Richard Escoto had nine points and grabbed five offensive boards, typifying FEU’s workmanlike display on both ends of the floor.“Definitely, this is our best game,” said Racela. “We were confident that we can finish strong. But what we did was take Ateneo’s twice-to-beat advantage. But we’ll have to play better them again on Wednesday.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PHOTO BY Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETAteneo wrote the perfect redemption story against bitter rival La Salle, pulling off a thrilling 88-86 Game 3 victory to claim the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball championship Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Isaac Go drilled the game-sealing trey from the right wing with 24.7 seconds to give the Blue Eagles an 85-80 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Tabal overcomes pain to fulfill promise to father Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments The Scores:ATENEO 88 — Ravena 17, Ma. Nieto 14, Ikeh 12, Asistio 11, Tolentino 9, Go 7, Verano 6, Mendoza 5, Black 4, Mamuyac 3, Mi. Nieto 0.LA SALLE 86 — Mbala 19, Melecio 16, R. Rivero 14, Caracut 13, Santillan 11, Tratter 4, Go 3, Montalbo 3, P. Rivero 2, Tero 1, Baltazar 0.Quarters: 24-14, 45-38, 66-66, 88-86. Aljun Melecio, however, refused to let go of the title for the Green Archers and drilled a three with 5.6 seconds left.But Anton Asistio and Matt Nieto showed their poise from the charity stripe in the end game to seal the Blue Eagles ninth UAAP title, their first since the last of their five-peat back in Season 75.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAteneo also got back at La Salle for its runner-up finish last year.Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena paced the Blue Eagles with 17 points, eight rebounds, and five assists, none bigger than his pass to Go for the dagger triple in the waning seconds that completed the dethroning of the Green Archers. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Nieto chimed in 14 markers, three boards, and two steals, Chibueze Ikeh played the game of his life with a double-double of 12 points, 13 rebounds, and two blocks, and Anton Asistio pumped three treys en route to his 11-point night.Engaged in a tight contest in the fourth frame, the Blue Eagles seemingly got things together as they staged a 14-2 blast to take the 80-70 advantage with 4:05 after a Vince Tolentino bucket.But showing the heart of a champion, the Green Archers did not go down without a fight, answering with a 10-2 blast to cut the deficit down to two, 82-80, after an Andrei Caracut three with 48.9 ticks remaining.Two-time UAAP MVP Ben Mbala gave it his all for La Salle going for 19 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks, and two steals.Melecio went for 16 markers on a 3-of-11 sniping from beyond the arc, on top of four assists, and three boards, while Ricci Rivero had 14 points and seven rebounds in the losing cause.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set