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Blackwater rains treys on Rizing Zephyr to bounce back in Super 8

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in Blackwater, News | 0 comments

Blackwater rains treys on Rizing Zephyr to bounce back in Super 8

MACAU – Motivated to move on to the semifinals, Blackwater sent a strong statement and clobbered Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka, 90-66, to finish off pool play in Asia League Super 8 2018 on Thursday at Macao East Asian Games Dome. The Elite went 10 for 24 from threes as they ran away with the victory with a strong second half. Nard Pinto drained three triples and finished with 15 points on top of six rebounds and four assists, while Roi Sumang added a pair of long bombs and wound up with 11 points, six dimes and five boards off the bench. Mike...

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Walker takes on new role as Blackwater assistant in Macau stint

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018 in Blackwater, News | 0 comments

Walker takes on new role as Blackwater assistant in Macau stint

EAGER to get past the playoff hump, Henry Walker is sticking with Blackwater in an overseas tournament even though he isn’t allowed to see action. The American import is going as an assistant to coach Bong Ramos. “I’ve been here four times and I went home without a trophy. Improving from last year does nothing for me. I want that trophy. That’s it. There’s no silver lining like it’s a good conference if we don’t get the trophy,” he said. Walker has never made it past the semifinals, making the last four with Alaska in...

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Blackwater set for Indonesia, Macau trips – but not for vacation

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018 in Blackwater, News | 0 comments

Blackwater set for Indonesia, Macau trips – but not for vacation

FOLLOWING the exit of Blackwater in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, head coach Bong Ramos looks forward to its preparations for the next conference. Ramos said the Elite will join a tournament in Surabaya, Indonesia and the Super 8 Basketball Tournament in Macau as part of the buildup for the Governors’ Cup. The tournament comes after the Elite finished dead-last in the Commissioner’s Cup with a 1-10 win-loss slate. “Part ng preparation namin is play sa Surabaya and also sa Macau. Part na rin ‘yung i-develop namin doon ‘yung chemistry ng team at...

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Bong Ramos on Blackwater’s blowout loss to Meralco: ‘Para kaming hindi pumunta sa game’

Posted by on Jun 16, 2018 in Blackwater, News | 0 comments

Bong Ramos on Blackwater’s blowout loss to Meralco: ‘Para kaming hindi pumunta sa game’

BLACKWATER may be down and out in the race for a quarterfinals berth in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. But that gave the Elite an excuse to simply roll over and die in their last two remaining games. For doing so against Meralco Friday night at the Mall of Asia Arena, the team expectedly got a big dressing down from coach Bong Ramos following the 27-point blowout, the team’s ninth loss in 10 outings. “Nagalit ako sa kanila,” said Ramos after emerging from the Blackwater dugout almost an hour after the game. “Walang energy, walang effort. Wala...

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Poy Erram says ‘leader’ Henry Walker has become a calming influence for him

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Blackwater, News | 0 comments

Poy Erram says ‘leader’ Henry Walker has become a calming influence for him

WHEN Poy Erram went on an outburst in Blackwater’s game against NLEX last week, one of the first persons to approach him and calm him down after the game was import Henry Walker. Since then, Walker has been a positive influence on his teammate. “Henry is a leader,” Erram said on Wednesday after redeeming himself from the NLEX meltdown with a big game in the Elite’s 86-84 win over Magnolia. “He is not like other imports.” Erram said Walker never fails to motivate his Blackwater teammates during practices and games and has turned...

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With daughter watching, misfiring Walker redeems self with game-winning slam

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Blackwater, News | 0 comments

With daughter watching, misfiring Walker redeems self with game-winning slam

WITH the time ticking away and Blackwater’s first victory in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup within arm’s reach, Henry Walker knew that he had to take matters into his own hands.ake So he rolled hard, absorbed contact on the attempt, and threw down a thunderous slam over Rafi Reavis with three seconds left to lead the Elite to a much-needed 86-84 win over the Magnolia Hotshots on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. For Walker, there’s no other way he would have approached the final play. “Couldn’t leave it to chance. I don’t really dunk...

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Looking long term, Bong Ramos sticks to ‘Process’ as he plots Blackwater revival

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Blackwater, News | 0 comments

Looking long term, Bong Ramos sticks to ‘Process’ as he plots Blackwater revival

BLACKWATER coach Bong Ramos wants his team to continue to work as if it’s still very much in the hunt for a playoff spot in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup where the Elite are already on the brink of elimination. “Alam kong saling pusa na lang kami. Nanggugulo na lang kami,” said Ramos. The Elite pulled off their first win after losing their first seven games, upsetting Magnolia, 86-84, on Wednesday at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. Mathematically, Blackwater is still in contention for the quarterfinals, but would need to win all their three...

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Blackwater bringing back high-scoring Henry Walker for Jarrid Famous

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Blackwater, News | 0 comments

Blackwater bringing back high-scoring Henry Walker for Jarrid Famous

IT’S one step backwards, two steps forward for Blackwater. The team’s playoff hopes in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup slowly slipping away, the Elite are now focused instead on the future that they decided to bring back import Henry Walker to take over from Jarrid Famous. Walker’s stint with the Elite begins shortly after the All-Star break and will stretch all the way until thseason-ending Governors Cup. The 30-year-old former NBA player is set to arrive in the country on Tuesday morning and will play his first game with the team on May 30...

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PBA debut well worth the wait as Paul Zamar provides silver lining to Blackwater slump

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Blackwater, News | 0 comments

PBA debut well worth the wait as Paul Zamar provides silver lining to Blackwater slump

BIÑAN, Laguna – The wait was worth it as Paul Zamar made a solid PBA debut for Blackwater in the team’s 105-91 loss to Ginebra in the Commissioner’s Cup on Friday night. Six years after he heard his name get called in the rookie draft, the 30-year-old playmaker heard his name announced by the barker when he checked in late in the first quarter, providing a spark for the Elite. Zamar proved to be the silver lining in the defeat as he registered 15 points – although 12 came at garbage time – four triples, six...

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Erram will forever be grateful to former coach Isaac for new lease on life in PBA

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in Blackwater, News | 0 comments

Erram will forever be grateful to former coach Isaac for new lease on life in PBA

FORMER Blackwater coach Leo Isaac has always believed that Poy Erram has the potential to become one of the PBA’s top big men. And for that, the 6-foot-8 center will forever be grateful to his former coach. Erram credited Isaac for giving him the chance at redemption and restoring his self-esteem following what basically had been a forgettable stint with TnT Katropa during his first two seasons in the league. “Gusto kong magpasalamat kay coach Leo kasi siya talaga yung coach na nagbigay sa akin ng chance to prove myself sa PBA,” said the big...

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