Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Important game tonight and i need to step up later...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Game Winning Shot (April 13, 2009 at Dumlao Gym)

I made the game winning shot against Globe's undefeated team in Globe's Invitational Basketball Tournament. Green team was leading by 2 points with 1 second left and my teammate inbounded the ball to me on top of the key and i made the 3 point shot at the buzzer.

Monday, March 09, 2009

End of Season Stats for ABL 2009 Season




1. Chicoy Alvarez, Team Caringal 7 20.6 14.6 2.4 0.9 0.4 416.0
2. Pope Gumabao, Team Caringal 7 17.0 13.9 2.7 1.9 0.1 394.0
3. Kenneth Cordova, Team Gerona 7 15.7 11.4 2.4 2.9 0.9 344.5
4. Chino Ramos, Team Caringal 7 18.1 7.1 4.4 1.4 0.0 343.5
5. Mon Yulo, Ateneo Regcom 7 16.7 10.0 1.0 1.1 0.6 290.5
6. Ryan Ordonez, Team Caringal 6 17.8 3.8 5.2 2.0 0.2 277.5
7. Andre Cleofe, Team Respicio 7 10.9 8.6 1.7 0.7 1.9 261.0
8. Raf Sobrepena, Team Nacionales 6 15.8 8.0 0.5 0.7 1.0 246.5
9. Allan Lopez, Team Gerona 7 12.4 5.3 2.4 2.0 0.1 240.5
10. Junie Vigo, Team Gerona 7 16.9 4.0 0.1 2.0 0.1 234.0
11. Voltaire Esguerra, Team Nacionales 7 9.6 1.7 3.7 0.7 0.3 204.5
12. Nino Hernandez, Team Respicio 6 8.5 7.5 0.7 1.5 1.2 198.5
13. Richard Isidro, Team Caringal 6 7.3 5.2 2.0 1.5 0.5 196.5
14. Julo Torralba, Team Nacionales 7 8.0 4.4 1.3 0.7 0.1 195.0
15. Jerry Estrada, Team Respicio 6 17.3 2.3 1.7 1.2 0.0 190.5
16. JP Pangilinan, Team Sabado 7 13.3 3.7 2.0 2.0 0.0 184.0
17. Miguel Balmaceda, AHS 4A 04 6 16.0 5.5 1.7 2.2 0.2 181.5
18. Joaquin Galang, Team Nacionales 7 5.7 5.6 0.3 0.3 0.3 177.5
19. Alvin Ang, Team Manalastas 7 7.9 7.1 0.6 1.7 0.3 177.0
20. Pao Layug, Team Nacionales 6 5.2 3.7 3.7 0.8 0.2 166.0
21. Numeriano Hernandez, Team Respicio 7 5.7 3.9 1.9 1.3 0.1 165.0
22. Stephen Cate, Team Sabado 5 11.8 10.2 0.6 1.8 0.0 163.5
23. Garret Go, Ateneo Regcom 3 25.7 6.3 1.7 3.3 1.0 162.5
24. Sasan Simkani, Team Manalastas 5 8.4 10.2 0.8 1.2 0.2 155.0
25. Rod Coronel, Team Sabado 6 6.2 9.8 0.3 1.5 0.3 155.0

Monday, February 02, 2009

Team Sabado wins 1st Game

This is a post from my teammate's blog:

Team Sabado wins first game in 3 years

"I dreamt about it last night", said team captain JP Pangilinan, who scored most of the points for the team through fast break, free throws and three pointers. "I had good feeling at the start of the game."

Although no one knows whether he was just kidding, the team was very happy with the way they played. Undermanned with only one reserve player, the team kept the same pace throughout the game. The opponent lead during the first quarter but with the collective effort of the "magic six", as Pangilinan calls them, the lead was overcome and the opponent never lead after the first half. The magic six was composed of Miko Sabado, Guiller Salumbides, Fred Geronimo, Stephen Cate, JP Pangilinan, and of course the awesome and recently chickenpoxed Rod Coronel. The game ended with a score of 58-38.

"I didn't expect it", said Rod Coronel. "Gatorade must really work! Now we know how to win..." In a recent blog post, Coronel promised to bring the said sports drink due to a bad experience in their previous game of having nothing to replenish his thirst. Playing coach Miko Sabado emphasized that they should maintain a same strategy and pace for the remaining games if they want to make it to the final four.

The win was the first real win of the team in their third season playing in the ABL (Ateneo Basketball League). Last season, the team was able to obtain a single win, but only through default.

The question now is: will history repeat itself? It can be remembered that the franchise, during their three years in the IAC basketball league was winless in their first two years. Dropping the Choopuppies team name, the team redeemed itself on its third season in the league, winning five out of seven games in the eliminations and reaching the final four. Will they do the same thing this year? We'll know the answer for sure after their next four games, three of which they have to win.

The team was cheered by a loyal fan, Chi Billiones who was the lone supporter of the team throughout the game.

*All quotes were originally in Filipino.

Blog Article by Rod Coronel

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Basketball Nicknames

Every good basketball player gets a nickname on the court whether it be on a gym or a playground. I've gotten quite a few while growing up. My very first nickname was the "Plastic Man". I got it in our playground here in our village. It was a good nickname and i won almost every tournament we joined back then and the most memorable moment was when i was awarded MVP of the tournament. I was called "Air JP" because of that MVP plum. In my high school also, i had nice game also and since an unknown player from the Phoenix Sun was on the rise back then, my game resembled his game in my school and therefore they called me Elliot Perry because of that. In college, i was the leading scorer for my IAC team and one of my teammates complemented me with my crossover dribble and he called me "Stephon Marbury". Now, in Ericsson Telecommunications, i became the starting point guard and we won the 2007 Net Tournament. We tried to defend the title this year but unfortunately we lost but because of my game, i became known as "Speedy Gonzales". Those are some of the nicknames i've gotten while playing basketball and my favorite is "Speedy Gonzales".

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


We lost our game last Saturday at Xavier Father Cortina Sports Complex. I played my heart out despite of my still nagging ankle injury. Despite the loss, i've earned the respect of our opponent and one of them even congratulated me and said "galing mo pre". For me, that's a great reward even if we were defeated. There is a saying "Respect is earned, never given".

Monday, January 28, 2008


I got injured on our game last Saturday. I sprained my ankle but i played through the pain and i performed 1 of the best games i've ever played, it was all heart... playing injured and refusing to lose... unfortunately we lost by 5 points but this would be remembered as 1 of the best performance in the Ateneo Basketball League (ABL). My performance was also recognized in the ABL stats as 1 of the top 10 performance for that week. 18 points 7 rebounds 3 assists 2 steals while playing hurt.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bad Game

Yesterday was the worst game I ever had in my entire career in the Ateneo Basketball League (ABL). Our team lost again, i lost my Molten Basketball and my game performance was the worst ever.

I need to bounce back on our next game...

"Fall 7 times, stand up 8"
"Try and try until you succeed"
"Never say die"
"It aint over till the fat lady sings"
"I won't let my team lose"