Hunters name team for Kokopo clash

first_imgThe SP PNG Hunters have named their team for the Round 11 clash against Wynnum Manly Seagulls at Kalabond, Kokopo.Coach Michael Marum is set to use a new prop pairing of Esau Siune and Joe Bruno following the standing down of Gonzela Urakusie. Also, Timothy Lomai sits out the last game of his two-match suspension.Urakusie has not been considered for selection as he has been stood down indefinitely until the club completes its internal investigation into an incident that occurred recently in Goroka.David Loko has also not been considered for selection as he has been stood down and heavily fined for a breach in the club’s code of conduct.Lomai’s suspension has opened the door for hard-running Willie Minoga to get his second game in the starting line-up.Minoga has been used effectively off the bench since the Hunters made their debut in the Intrust Super Cup two months ago but got his first run in the starting side as prop against Burleigh Bears two weeks ago on April 25.The backs remain unchanged with Marum expecting big games from the players who have been kept out of the squad due to the good form of those picked ahead of them.Young Edward Goma, who made his debut against Burleigh in the ANZAC game when the Hunters fought back to just miss out on a win, has been named in the side.Another youngster Stanton Albert, 19 has been named as the 19th man and bides his time in case Marum calls on his services due to injury between now and Saturday.The team is: 1 Adex Wera, 2 Garry Lo, 3 Thompson Teteh, 4 Albert Patak, 5 George Benson, 6 Israel Eliab©, 7 Roger Laka, 8 Joe Bruno, 9 Wartovo Puara, 10 Esau Siune, 11 Willie Minoga, 12 Sebastian Pandia, 13 Dion Aiye, Interchange: 14 Noel Zeming, 15 Lawrence Tu’u, 16 Edward Goma, 17 Adam Korave, 18 Tiger Emery, 19 Stanton Albert.last_img read more

UAAP: La Salle destroys UST in first game against Ayo

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The Green Archers recovered from their 67-61 loss to University of the Philippines and cruised to their third win in four games to improve to a 3-2 and stay well within the top half of the ladder.UST, meanwhile, dropped their third straight game and fell to 1-4 record, tying University of the East at the bottom of the standings.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 ChrissAyo led the Green Archers to the 2016 title right after he streeted Letran to the NCAA championship the year prior.La Salle went firing as early as the first quarter taking a 28-17 lead heading into the second and never looking back one bit. “The primary game plan is to play 40 minutes of composed basketball, 40 minutes of being at the highest level,” said La Salle head coach Louie Gonzales. “It’s a good thing that everybody contributed and played at the highest level until the final buzzer.”Justine Baltazar had a career-high 22 points with 10 rebounds and three blocks for La Salle while Aljun Melecio had 19 points, 17 in the first half, and eight rebounds.Andrei Caracut added 13 points to the Green Archers’ cause while Jolo Go and Santi Santillan had 11 points apiece.Renzo Subido led the Tigers with 16 points while Marvin Lee and Zachary Huang had 13 points apiece. UST’s center Steve Akomo was out of the game due to food poisoning.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew De La Salle wasn’t in the mood for pleasantries in its first game against former head coach Aldin Ayo after humiliating University of Santo Tomas, 99-72, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rockets roll in Melo’s debut as Harden, Paul each reach 20 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 View commentslast_img read more