NU Bullpups force winner-take-all game 3. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMiguel Oczon made a huge steal and a basket as National University foiled Ateneo’s sweep bid with a 70-67 win to send the UAAP Season 80 juniors basketball Finals into a Game 3 Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Oczon had a good read on Jason Credo’s inbound pass intended for Dave Ildefonso, intercepting the ball and scoring the lay-up at the buzzer for the Bullpups to level the best-of-three series to one game apiece.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus D-League: Che’Lu-San Sebastian holds off Zark’s-Lyceum for 3rd straight win View comments LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Read Next Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Tañedo, who hit Gonzales in the head that prompted the latter to retaliate, and Amchel Angeles, who shoved Gonzales during in the altercation, were initially tossed out of the game but the were reinstated by the referees. The scores:NU (70) – Oczon 17, Amsali 11, Malonzo 10, Javillonar 8, Manalang 7, Minerva 7, Fortea 4, Gonzales 3, Coyuca 3, Felisilda 0, Pangilinan 0.Ateneo (67) – Ildefonso 14, Sotto 10, Belangel 10, Credo 7, Manuel 6, David 6, Escalona 5, Angeles 5, Chiu 4, Diaz 0.Quarterscores: 21-21, 34-35, 47-48, 70-67 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “Mas disciplined ang defense namin,” said NU mentor Goldwin Monteverde. Ildefonso led the Blue Eaglets with 14 points, 13 rebounds, three steals and two steals while Kai Sotto followed up his triple-double effort in the opener with 10 points, eight boards and five blocks. SJ Belangel also had 10 points and pulled down four rebounds for Ateneo. The loss snapped the Eaglets’ have 15-game winning streak. Things went chippy at the 7:54 mark of third period when Cyril Gonzales was ejected for kicking Ateneo’s Allan Tañedo in the bench after the NU guard dived for the ball.ADVERTISEMENT “I just did my best for the team,” said Oczon, who eventually finished with 17 points. The Finals decider is set on Friday at San Juan Arena. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Rhayyan Amsali produced a double-double effort of 11 points and 13 rebounds while Michael Malonzo added 10 points for NU. It was Malonzo’s lay-up that gave the Bullpups a 58-57 lead in the final 57 seconds. AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ
Chappell believes that it is time for Dhoni to make way for Kohli as the new Indian skipper in Tests Former Australia captain Ian Chappell does not find MS Dhoni good enough to be India’s Test captain, saying he was past his prime as far as leading the side and it was right time to hand the reins of the team to Virat Kohli.”I think it time for MS Dhoni to go and may be it is right time for Kohli to come in as captain,” Ian Chappell said in an exclusive interview here.”Certainly, he (Dhoni) is not a Test captain. I think he is a good captain in shorter-version of the game. I don’t think there would be a problem to give it to Virat Kohli now, though,” he said.Chappell said India need a fresh brain to lead the side, but Indian selectors are not ruthless to take hard decisions.”Indian selectors do not have the ruthless quality as Australian selectors have. They wait for the guy to retire. I mean after he (Dhoni) lost 4-0 to England and Australia, if he would have been an Australian captain he would have gone. He did nothing to inspire the team,” he said.”You can always loose, that is fine, but you go down fighting. I did not find him do that. To me the captain has lost his usefulness and it is time for him to go.” Chappell said 27 is about right age for Kohli to lead the side.advertisement”I don’t think captaincy would affect Kohli adversely because he is a very strong character and is a confident cricketer. So he can work out (things) as a captain. At 27, you have got four to five years for a player to peak, and it is crucial to give the guy the captaincy.”No good giving him captaincy at the age 32 to 33, when he is started to go over the top. You got to give him his best chance,” he opined.Chappell said the biggest problem for the Indian team is selection as he put question mark over Stuart Binny’s place in the playing XI in the first Test against England.”The selection was wrong. If you don’t get selections right it is pretty hard to win. How can you leave Ashwin. Why did they pick Binny? Binny is not a bowler and he bats at number eight. Ashwin also can bat and far better bowler.Ashwin is far better bowler than Jadeja as well. So they have to sort that out.”In next Test at Lords, Chappell said he would love to see Rohit Sharma and Ashwin in the playing XI. “Lords is not that good for spinners. So, I will drop Jadeja and Binny, and play Rohit Sharma and Ashwin. That will be far better balanced side.”Chappell also spoke about England and South African captains Alastair Cook and Graeme Smith, saying they are not great leaders.”Apart from Dhoni, Cook and Smith, all are very very average captains. In my opinion they are miles behind Michael Clarke. A captain should have respect from players and they should believe in his ability as a captain. Australia will bedelighted if Cook is the captain when the next series takes place,” he said.Chappell said Clarke was the best captain in the world at the moment.”Clarke is a really good captain and I cannot think of another one who can – I haven’t seen much about Angelo Mathews. I really don’t know about him,” he said.However, Chappell doesn’t see Clarke going too long as captain because of his back problem.”He seems to know how to manage his back problems but I don’t see him going for long time. I enjoy watching him as a captain because he makes things happen,” he said.Chappell said Steven Smith and David Warner could be potential future captains for Australia.”Steve Smith probably. I think he is a very good cricketer. He has captained in shorter-form of the game. He has got all the attributes. He is just starting now to really establish himself as a player.”Warner also wouldn’t be a bad captain. I would like to see Warner to shut up and stop stupid talk on the field. It is not a good thing to come in as a captain with that kind of reputation. Somebody should tell him ‘David you can win matches with the bat – forget the tongue,” he said.