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La Salle Lady Spikers reclaim 2nd spot

May 31, 2022 8:22 p.m.

De La Salle University crawled back from a six-point deficit in the third set to close out University of the Philippines, 25-21, 25-23, 25-21 and reclaim the second spot in the UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball tournament, Tuesday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The Lady Spikers averted a meltdown in the third and final frame with Thea Gagate, Alleiah Malaluan, and Erika Santos erasing a six-point deficit by way of a 9-1 blast that gave La Salle a 19-17 advantage.

A couple of errors coming from Ramil De Jesus’ wards locked the game at 21-all, but Malaluan and Jolina Dela Cruz scored off a timeout to put the Lady Spikers ahead by two, 23-21. Alyssa Bertolano and Lorie Bernardo then committed consecutive attack errors which sealed the win for La Salle.

“I think follow up siguro sa game last time against FEU yung adjustments, hanggang ngayon lumalabas pa rin. Medyo maganda naman yung effect, nakikita naman natin yung resulta but hopefully next time hindi ganon,” said Lady Spikers assistant coach Benson Bocboc.

Malaluan topped the scoring column for La Salle with 14 points on 11 attacks, two aces, and a block laced with seven excellent receptions while Thea Gagate registered 10 attacks and two kill blocks for 12 points.

Dela Cruz finished with nine points and nine excellent digs while Erika Santos provided the spark once more off the bench with six.

Justine Jazareno played actively on the defensive side with 17 excellent digs and nine excellent receptions.

While the Lady Spikers’ victory – which lasted for an hour and 43 minutes – helped them tie University of Sto. Tomas with identical 7-3 records, the Taft-based spikers still took the second spot with 22 points compared to the Golden Tigresses’ 18.

The win also officially eliminated Far Eastern University from Final Four contention.

UP, which still has a chance to crack the playoffs, was led by team captain Jewel Encarnacion with 16 points, seven receptions, and five digs.

Alyssa Bertonalo added 10 points despite sitting out the opening set while Stephanie Bustrillo had seven.

La Salle takes on University of Santo Tomas on Thursday at 12:30 PM while UP will face Far Eastern University earlier that day at 10:00 AM.

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Satisfy your cravings with these best-selling Nanyang drinks

September 15, 2023 3:30 p.m.

Nanyang isn’t only known for its Laksa Prawn, Cheesy Chicken Chop Noodles and Singapore’s best selling Hainanese Chicken Rice and Kopi.

It also has several best-selling drinks to whet your appetite and satisfy your sweet tooth, such as Iced Teh Melaka, Kopi Jelly Milk Tea, Milo Dinosaur and Kopi O.

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USA back on top; Germany takes Top 3 spot in FIBA World Ranking

September 15, 2023 1:28 p.m.

MIES (Switzerland) – The recent completion of the prestigious FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 has produced some eye-catching positive climbs in the latest FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike.

USA reclaim pole position with 786.6 points after benefiting from their consistency at major tournaments over the last three summers. Finishing in fourth place at the FIBA Basketball World Cup where they outperformed former number one nation Spain, their run to the Semi-Finals came off the back of winning an Olympic title at Tokyo in 2021 and also taking bronze at the FIBA AmeriCup 2022. 

Recently crowned FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 champions Germany have another slice of history to enjoy as they step into the top three of the rankings for the very first time after moving up a massive eight places and onto 759.7 points. Their stunning success made all the more incredible because of the fact they made the journey to the top step of the podium without tasting defeat. 

Canada also have another reason to celebrate too, with their maiden FIBA Basketball World Cup medal fueling an even bigger rise of nine spots. They now occupy sixth position with 745.5 points. 

Serbia performed in outstanding fashion to make the title game and their second-placed finish gave their fans something to be proud of. Those supporters can also now enjoy and reflect on their country being a top five nation again as they move up a place and into fifth position on 755.6 points.

Meanwhile, when it comes to the scale and impact of climbing the rankings in the upper echelon, nobody can match Latvia. They have rocketed up a staggering 22 places and into the top 10 after their heroic underdog displays which ensured they took fifth place at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. They now sit in 8th position on 743.7 points.

There were many other teams who impressed at the flagship event, including Brazil who recorded three wins in five games and moves up a place into 12th in the rankings on 660.5 points. The Americas region can also boast a nice move upwards of five places into 16th for Puerto Rico on 611.1 points, while Dominican Republic rise six spots into 18th place on 561.9 points.

There were also notable improvements for Georgia who move up 10 positions and into 23rd on 465.9 points, Japan jump 11 spots to 26th on 432.2 points and Lebanon claim an uplift of 16 places into 28th on 423.3.

One nation that truly made everyone sit up and take notice at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 were first-timers South Sudan. They made history by beating China to claim a first win at the event, then pushing on to beat the Philippines and Angola. This has resulted in a sensational climb of 32 spots in the rankings. They now find themselves in 31st place with 375.5 points.

For more information about the method used in the calculation of the FIBA World Ranking Men, please refer to the “How It Works” section.

Click here to view the full FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike.

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Craving Singaporean food? Nanyang’s got your back

Sept. 13, 2023 4:14 p.m.

Craving for Laksa Prawn, Cheesy Chicken Chop Noodles and Singapore’s best selling Hainanese Chicken Rice and Kopi?

Head over to your nearest Nanyang branches nationwide

Cheesy Chicken Pop Noodles
Hainanese Chicken Rice
Laksa Fishball
Laksa Prawn



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