NCAA: Letran scrapes past EAC for first win

first_imgDuterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Jeo Ambohot topped Letran with 15 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks, while Rey Nambatac chipped in 14 markers, nine boards, five assists, and three steals.Bong Quinto also added 14 points, seven rebounds, and five dimes, Jeremiah Taladua got 14 markers and six boards, and Balanza drained all of his eight points in the payoff period for the Knights.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“What happened to us in the first game almost happened again,” noted Letran coach Jeff Napa. “Luckily, the boys woke up in our last huddle and committed to do the right thing.”The win was already Letran’s for the taking, leading 74-65 with 2:38 to play, but EAC refused to sink, with Jerome Garcia drilling back-to-back treys in the final minute to cut the deficit to just three, 83-80, with 6.5 seconds left to play. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No passing fancy: Lonzo Ball seems like ideal fit for Lakers IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission MOST READ LETRAN 83 – Ambohot 15, Nambatac 14, Quinto 14, Taladua 14, Calvo 9, Balanza 8, Pamulaklakin 4, Balagasay 3, Vacaro 2, Gedaria 0, Bernabe 0.EAC 80 – Munsayac 22, Onwubere 20, Garcia 13, Bautista 11, Laminou 7, J. Mendoza 3, Pascua 2, Guzman 2, Diego 0, I. Mendoza 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0.Quarters: 12-28, 41-43, 58-54, 83-80. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Rey Nambatac. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLetran dug deep and pulled off a come-from-behind 83-80 squeaker over Emilio Aguinaldo College to gain its first victory in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Jerrick Balanza delivered the game-saving block on Jethro Mendoza’s attempt in the waning seconds of the game to halt the Generals’ late-game rally and secure the Knights’ breakthrough win for the season.ADVERTISEMENT The Knights, though, would turn the ball over in the ensuing possession to give the Generals one last chance, but Francis Munsayac failed to find the scorching Garcia and handed the ball to Mendoza for the failed game-tying trey.Down 26-9 to start the game, Letran straightened up its act to close the gap in the second period, before Nambatac finally handed his side its first lead with a three, 54-52, at the 2:54 mark of the third quarter.“Everyone was so overeager, but when we reminded them, we regrouped and I’m happy that we’re able to adjust in the second quarter and we got back because of our defense,” said Napa.Munsayac paced EAC (1-1) with 22 points, three steals, and two assists, while Sidney Onwubere had 20 markers, 17 boards, two assists, and two rejections.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

$22M nursery school commissioned in Diamond

first_imgBuilt at the cost of $22.9 million, the Diamond Number Two Nursery School was constructed to accommodate the constant growth of school-aged children in the community.The new modern facility, located at Fifth Avenue in Great Diamond, East Bank Demerara, was commissioned on Wednesday with the capacity of sitting a total of 120 pupils in its six classrooms. However, while the school was now commissioned and officially handed over to the regional department, it has opened since last year for the 2017 academic year.Currently, the school has 60 learners enrolled in its first year and 40 in the year two programme. Moreover, the school is expected to undergo expansion works in August to increase its accommodation capacity.Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, Assistant Chief Education Officer (ag), Samantha Williams, explained that while there are other sister nursery schools in the surrounding areas including Diamond, the need for a second school wasThe current batch of pupils at the Diamond Number 2 Nursery School performing at the commissioning ceremonyrecognised.“There are other sister schools in its environs… However, the distance to these schools pose a degree of inconvenience to parents as well as to the learners and this affected the attendance and punctuality rate of learners at these schools. Transportation woes and, of course, the overcrowding of the… [other] sister schools caused the regional administration to work towards acquiring another nursery school in this community,” Williams explained.Williams, speaking on behalf of Education Minister Nicolette Henry, noted that such modern facilities contributes to an improved learning culture, where imaginations are set free and talents are developed through the foundation of reading, writing and arithmetic.“This is the place where holistic learning leads to fun roles… Anything is possible here at the Diamond Number 2 Nursery School with your classmates and teachers. You can go on to be whatever you want to be and there is no pressure… you will be exposed to a world of possibilities,” the acting Assistant CEO stated.Meanwhile, Regional Chairperson of Region Four, Genevieve Allen, in addressing the gathering, said that all children have potentials within them to achieve success at the highest level but they need the necessary tools and environment in order to do so.Allen noted that while this new nursery school is fully equipped, children also need support and guidance. To this end, she called on parents to play an active role in their children’s education.The regional chairperson went on to recognise that the community produced four students in the Top One per cent at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) exams from the New Diamond/Grove Primary school, saying that with hard work and dedication the pupils of the Diamond Number 2 Nursery School can also have their names published as top performers in a few years’ time.last_img read more