Que shoots 68, posts 3-shot ICTSI classic lead 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 It marked the second straight week that the visiting team conquered the home squad in the NCAA on Tour. Last week, San Sebastian stunned Arellano, 76-67, at the Chiefs’ home for its first victory.The Cardinals struggled to contain Eze’s strong inside presence as the Nigerian nailed a basket inside the paint for a 44-34 lead with 3:19 remaining in the third period.But the Cardinals started making headway from there as Laurenz Victoria and Orquina combined to give the Cardinals a three-point edge with 4:05 left.“We expected them to come back because this is their home court and fatigue affected our players,” said Gican.Despite falling to 1-2, Mapua coach Atoy Co saw plenty of positives from his squad.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Unfazed by the large home crowd, Perpetual Help overcame Mapua’s last-ditch surge to escape with a 63-60 victory last Thursday night for its first win of the NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at the newly refurbished Mapua Gym in Intramuros, Manila.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ AJ Coronel finished with only 10 points but he buried the biggest basket of the game—a triple with 1:22 remaining—to extend the lead to four for the Altas, who watched Andoy Estrella and Almel Orquina miss desperation triples in a frenetic endgame sequence.GJ Ilagan finished with 13 points, while Prince Eze added 11 points and grabbed 21 rebounds as the Altas chalked up their first victory in three outings. The Altas’ record should have been at 2-1, but their opening win against St. Benilde was nullified because they wore the wrong uniform color.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’“This is a good win for us,” said Altas coach Jimwell Gican.“We always tell the players to keep working hard and trust that we will get rewarded and this is what happened today. It’s a good sign because we won on Mapua’s home floor.” “At least the boys really fought their heart out,” said the PBA legend turned coach.“The problem is there are some players who always want to take the credit. There’s nothing wrong with that, but you have to look at the situation, whether you can take it, you can make it or not.”“I just hope they’re going to be more matured as this season keeps going,” he added.Leo Gabo paced the Cardinals with 12 points while Estrella, the hero of last week’s 78-75 win over Letran, finished with 11 points, four assists and four boards.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Meteorologists are predicting another week of rain for the Central Valley, and flood-control authorities were warily watching the farming community of Vernalis, on the banks of the San Joaquin River. The community is a prime location for flooding because of heavy runoff from the Sierra Nevada and the likelihood of more rain.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“All of our reservoirs are full and we are not able to contain all the water,” Harder told the governor during the tour. “So the river system, and the levee system, is being taxed beyond its designed capacity.” The declaration effectively means the counties need state help to recover. It does not set out specific actions or dollar figures on aid, but directs “all agencies of the state” to make available their staffs, equipment and facilities. The step will accelerate the flow of state dollars to local and county response agencies that have been straining to cope with the flooding and storms, said Eric Lamoureux, spokesman for the California Office of Emergency Services. The series of storms has left many reservoirs in California’s Central Valley groaning at full capacity, and has triggered scattered levee breaks in recent weeks. It has washed out roads, deposited tons of debris and forced hundreds of residents from their homes. The record-setting spring rains followed an already wet winter: Schwarzenegger declared states of emergency in 34 counties in January. In February, he declared another state of emergency covering the state’s fragile levee system, and asked President George W. Bush for a federal disaster declaration on that infrastructure. Bush has not yet responded. SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency Monday in seven Northern and Central California counties battered by storms and floods, warning that levee breaks threaten the region as forecasters predict another week of rain. “There’s great vulnerability in the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Valley,” Schwarzenegger said after touring the state’s flood operations center. “We want to do everything we can to make sure that we don’t have a levee break.” The counties are Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Merced, San Joaquin, San Mateo and Stanislaus. The governor wrote in his declaration that “extreme peril to the safety of persons and property” jeopardized those regions following the rainiest March on record and an unusually wet start to April. Department of Water Resources Deputy Director Les Harder said “one of the top-five weather seasons on record” has California on the precipice of disaster.