MPBL: Jeruta’s game winner stuns Zamboanga

first_img Down 51-43 in the third quarter, the Royals started finding their range in the fourth frame with an inside hit from Escoto and beyond-the-arc baskets by Tamsi and Ryan Arambulo to give Iloilo a 53-52 advantage. Jeruta, a native from Jaro, finished the match with five points, seven rebounds and four assists to halt the Royals’ two-game losing skid and improve to a 16-10 win-loss record. Aaron Jeruta scores the game-winning basket for Iloilo United Royals against Zamboanga Family Sardines at the University of San Agustin Gymnasium last Jan. 18. MPBL PHOTO Santillan finished the match with 15points, while Alvin Pasaol chipped in 14 marks, eight rebounds and five assist,but he also gave up eight turnovers as Zamboanga dropped to 16-11. ­ILOILO City – Aaron Jeruta scored a game winner to help the Iloilo United Royals upset Zamboanga Family Sardines, 60-58, in the the 2019-2020 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) Lakan Cup on Jan. 18 at the University of San Agustin Gymnasium. Following a basket by Zamboanga’s Leonard Santillan to tie the score at 58-all, Jeruta drained a toughly-contested layup with 12 seconds left to surge Iloilo with a two-point lead and notch their first-ever home victory. In the first game, Datu Cup championsSan Juan-Go for Gold Knights asserted its dominance against Davao OccidentalTigers-Cocolife, 84-65. Orlan Wamar was the Knights’ scoring leader with 15points./PN The both teams struggled offensively thereafter, until the Royals took another lead at 58-56 via a free throw and a basket scoring from Publico, but Santillan gave Zamboanga’s last response that tied the game with 45 seconds left. Al Francis Tamsi top-scored with 17 points, Rey Publico chipped in 14 markers and nine boards, while Richard Escoto contributed 13 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals for Iloilo.last_img read more

We’re A Close Bunch – Smith

first_imgThe midfielder was one of seven new signings last summer, and played a pivotal part in City’s double-winning season.Former Oldham man Smith credited morale and hard work for last year’s successes, factors he considers could determine how City fare in 2015/16.“We had a great season, and we’re all really close,” the 24-year-old told Bristol City Player HD.“It’ll be really good to test ourselves and see what we can do.“We just want to work hard together and have another successful season.”City will travel to Sheffield Wednesday on the opening day of the season, with Hillsborough one of many stadiums in the Championship with a capacity of over 30,000.Smith has experienced playing in big arenas whilst at Norwich City, and is excited by prospect of doing it again.He said: “It’s what we worked so hard for last year – to go to all these amazing grounds and play against these very good players.“It’s an amazing opportunity, one we’re really looking forward to and can’t wait for it to start.”Get discounts and priority on tickets to see Bristol City, Bristol Rugby and Bristol Flyers in 2015/16. Forever Bristol membership is now on sale for just £20 for the whole season – click here to buy online.last_img read more

Malzahn: QB Johnson now team leader at Auburn

first_imgJeremy Johnson is now the man at quarterback at Auburn.Jeremy Johnson is now the man at quarterback at Auburn.Jeremy Johnson has risen on the overall respect meter at Auburn.Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said during today’s SEC Western Division coaches’ call said the G.W. Carver graduate took major strides during spring practice in becoming the team leader.“Jeremy had an outstanding spring,” Malzahn said. “Of course we knew a lot about him already. … This spring, he really stepped up. He’s taken charge in that this is his team, not just offensively. Our defensive players responded to him. He had an excellent spring.”Malzahn named Johnson the starter via Twitter after spring practice to end what appeared to be an inevitability that he’d be the starter. The 6-foot, 5-inch, 240-pound Montgomery native threw for 436 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions on 28-of-37 passing last season.A junior, Johnson started the season opener against Arkansas for a suspended Nick Marshall and went 12-of-16 for 243 yards and two touchdowns in the first half of a 45-21 win at Jordan-Hare Stadium..“He got a lot of quality experience in games and probably more importantly, he got a lot of reps with our ones the last two years, which really helped him,” said Malzahn about Johnson playing the last two years as a backup to Marshall.We just named Jeremy Johnson our starting QB for 2015. Everyone in our program has 100 percent confidence in him! War Eagle!— Coach Gus Malzahn (@CoachGusMalzahn) April 20, 2015last_img read more