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Reyes names Gilas Final 12

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first_imgGilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTAIPEI—With the enemy’s roster littered with pesky guards, Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes has decided to include Jio Jalalon as his third point guard in the Filipinos’ Fiba World Qualifying match with Chinese Taipei Friday night here.Able to defend as hard as anyone in the region, Jalalon won the spot over Baser Amer and joins Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo in the Philippine Team backcourt that definitely doesn’t lack the firepower.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Gabe Norwood, Troy Rosario, RR Pogoy, Calvin Abueva and Matthew Wright round out Reyes’ team for the Taiwanese.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Home fans spur Bataan to first win LATEST STORIES 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 “We needed an extra zone-buster, that’s why we chose Allein,” Reyes explained as the Filipinos try to sustain a five-year winning run against the Taiwanese and stay firmly in second place in Group B behind Australia.Andray Blatche will again play a key role for the Filipinos, who labored under a bum start last November before hacking out a 90-83 victory in the second window held at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.Quincy Davis III will again be the force in the middle for the Taiwanese, whom he gave a handsome early lead seven months ago by shooting 12 points in the opening period only to lose steam when it mattered. The 6-foot-10 center finished with 20 points.Gilas will have another game after this one, happening on Monday at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, where they clash with world power Australia. He can change his roster for that game as allowed by the rules.Tickets for the game have been sold out days before, with a big number of overseas Filipino workers failing to secure tickets with the home crowd gobbling up most of it to assure full support for the Taiwanese.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Amer loomed to be a logical choice for the spot, playing incredibly well for Meralco in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. But it seems that Jalalon is a much better defender, something which Reyes will need for the 7 p.m. game against the Taiwanese at Taipei Heping gym.Carl Bryan Cruz and Cadet Troy Rike were the other cuts as Reyes finalized his 12-man lineup before practicing for the last time on Thursday night at Jheng Jhong sports facility.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We’ve always had a pesky point guard who could put pressure and be a pesky defender,” Reyes told TV5. “And that’s the role of Jio Jalalon. That’s why we’ve kept those three point guards in the Final 12, and that leaves Baser (Amer) out of the equation.”Cruz, also a hard-nosed defender, lost out a slot to Allein Maliksi, the former Santo Tomas ace who can light it up from afar.last_img read more

Mother, sons among 5 killed in horrific Corentyne accident

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first_imgAn accident on the Number 59 Village Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice, on Sunday has left a mother, her two sons, her secretary and a friend dead.Dead are Sabita Manglani, 42; Emmanuel Manglani, 18; Ethan Ramjit, 5; Reshma Seeram and Dhanpaul Kishandayal, called Navin.The mid-afternoon accident also left lorry driver Budram Singh, also called “Budo”,Sabita Maglani with her sons Ethan Ramjit and Emanuel Manglani30, of Number 49 Village, Berbice, injured.Reports are that Kishandayal was driving motor car PPP 3394 in an eastern direction while the lorry bearing registration number GZ 2763 was heading in the opposite direction. Reports are Kishandayal dropped into a pothole, lost control of the car and slammed into the lorry.Eyewitnesses told Guyana Times there were two carts parked on the road’sOne of the mangled vehicles involved in the accidentshoulder adjacent to the pothole.The impact of the collision pushed half of the lorry off the road and sent the paddy-laden tray pitching off into the back of the Honda wagon removing the top half in the process. Manglani and her 18-year-old son, who were in the back seat, wereThe truck and the car at the scene of the accidenttossed over the lorry as a result, with the woman landing on the parapet and the teen in the trench – both dead.The body of the five-year-old, who was also in the back seat, was severed at the waist, with the top half also flying over the lorry and landing in the trench running parallel to the road. The bottom half remained in the car.Kishandayal and Seeram were pinned in the front seat and remained there until members of the Skeldon Fire Service arrived on the scene and cut open the vehicle to remove the bodies. In the meantime, undertakers had taken the otherPolice and funeral home workers as the bodies were removed form the scenepersons to the Skeldon Hospital, where they were confirmed as deceased.The lorry driver was said to be bleeding profusely when he was taken away from the scene. “The windscreen broke and slice up his face and body bad,” one man said.Police who arrived shortly after were able to secure the valuables of the deceased which included five cellular phones, a quantity of jewellery, $100,000 in local currency, and US$1200.This publication was told that Kishandayal returned from New York three weeks ago for a vacation.Meanwhile, at the Bel Air, Georgetown home of Manglani, her sister-in-law was too distraught to speak.However, an aunt of the now-dead woman who gave her name as Janet said that the accident victims all left home around 07:30h on Sunday to visit Berbice.Sabita’s husband and the father of her eldest son reportedly died of a heart attack some two years ago, while her father was killed in a Regent Street accident three years ago.Meanwhile, residents in the area where the accident occurred said the parking of heavy-duty vehicles along the shoulders of the Corentyne Highway was of great concern and they have always complained about this issue. “The driver had nowhere to turn, because the two grain carts were parked on the roadside. And as soon as the accident, the owner come and move them and put them in the street,” one villager said.On Friday last, there was another accident in the same area which residents said was caused as a result of the same hole.That accident left several persons hospitalised.Regional Vice Chairman Dennis DeRoop told Guyana Times that he raised the issue with the Public Infrastructure Ministry on several occasions, but to no avail. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

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