Stags escape Blazers after Gutang’s last-second layup gets waved off

first_imgMOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “Whatever happens, Benilde and Baste both deserved to win this game,” said San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya.“I guess we’re just lucky that it did not count, but any of the two teams deserved to win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissStags forward Michael Calisaan hit what turned out to be the game-winning free throw with 5.6 seconds left. Calisaan led his team with 18 points and seven rebounds.Calisaan missed his second free throw that left the door open for Gutang’s layup that appeared to have beaten the buzzer in real time sans the use of replay review. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netA split second made all the difference for San Sebastian to escape College of St. Benilde, 66-65, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Stags came away with their second straight win after the officials waved off Justin Gutang’s last-second layup that would’ve given the victory to the Blazers following a thorough review.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Napa finds no consolation in Letran’s fiery comeback: ‘We played terribly’ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Still, it was a sterling performance by Gutang, who put on a show with 16 points in the fourth quarter alone.The Filipino-American rookie finished with a game-high 25 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field on top of eight rebounds, five assists and two steals.The Blazers blew a golden opportunity to seize solo third place at 7-4 and instead, settled for a tie with the Letran Knights, who lost to the San Beda Red Lions, 74-68, earlier.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

Ellen, Joe Absence Causes Insecurity

first_imgThe coinciding absence of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph Boakai from the country is raising eyebrows.Human rights lawyer Cllr. Tiawon S. Gongloe, says the absence of both the President and her Vice President “demonstrates a lack of coordination and makes the country vulnerable and insecure.”“This is a very important governance issue, because the Constitution provides for the president to work in consultation with the vice president, but if both of them left the country simultaneously, then where is the coordination between them,” Cllr. Gongloe wondered.President Sirleaf is currently visiting India and later China, while her Vice President, Joe Boakai, is in the United States of America.Gongloe raised the concern yesterday at a press conference held at his law office in Monrovia.“What is the compelling national issue that she could not wait for her vice president to come back home before making her trip?” the rights lawyer asked. “Is it that her Vice President did not contact her or what’s going on? How can our leaders treat us like this? They need to stop that immediately,”Gongloe chided.“What is so important that she could not designate somebody else to go to China or India since her vice president was not in the country? They left us vulnerable but we are fortunate because we have friendly neighbours,” added Cllr Gongloe.“Their decision is totally wrong. Even that cannot happen in the US for the President and Vice President to leave their people and the country at the same time. Nobody should play with our security because we are a fragile state,” Gongloe warned.He said though President Sirleaf left the country in the care of her Defence Minister, the minister cannot make any important decision in case of an aggression.He said, “While they are away, if anything happens, who does she expect to take action? Is it the person she leaves in charge who has no authority to make appointments or sack anyone?”According to him, Liberia is considered a “fragile state” and there is a need for both the President and Vice President to coordinate their activities before they leave the country in order to prevent the country from slipping into chaos.He said with the 2017 elections at hand, the leaders need to do everything possible to protect the peace. “The 2017 election is very important because it would be the first time for one party to turn over to another party,” Gongloe pointed out.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more