Japan shakes off slow start, grounds Thailand to top Pool F

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ ROS roster shakeup ‘hard to accept at first,’ admits Belga 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 MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sarina Koga waxed hot for Japan and put up a game-high 26 points while Risa Shinnabe and Mai Okumura added 16 and 12 points, respectively.It was a tale of offense and defense for the two teams as Japan owned the attacking department with a 66-55 advantage in scoring spikes.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’Thailand, though, had Japan’s number in the defensive end scoring 17 blocks while the Japanese managed to score on just eight.The Thais awarded 18 free points to Japan, but none bigger than their last two that happened in the final sequence of the match that awarded Japan the victory. Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Japan shrugged off a first set setback to trip Thailand in four sets, 22-25, 25-20, 25-22, 26-24, in the qualification stage of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Monday at Alonte Sports Arena.The Japanese are now atop Pool F with a 3-0 record while Thailand is at close second with a 2-1 mark.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img View comments LATEST STORIES Moksri Chatchu-on led Thailand with 20 points while Kongyot Ajcharaporn added 19.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbatelast_img read more

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first_imgLos Osos vs. Carter Site: Carter HSTime: 7 p.m.Records: Los Osos 3-1; Carter 2-2Outlook: A quick glance at Carter’s rushing statistics show a remarkably balanced attack. The Lions have three runners with more than 300 rushing yards, but Carter coach Mike Churchill said the numbers are a little deceiving. Work horse Cetris Morris has 313 yards and seven touchdowns, compiled through four consistent performances. But that’s not the case for the other two runners. “The irony of the thing is that they’ve gotten almost their total in different games,” Churchill said. “It’s feast or famine – do a lot or don’t do anything.” Indeed, Dorian Penn got 215 of his 340 yards against Riverside Rubidoux, and sophomore quarterback Khalid Wooten ran for 206 of his 303 rushing yards in a loss to Cathedral City. “It’s certainly not by design,” Churchill said. Los Osos coach Tom Martinez is quite aware of the Lions’ running threats. “We’ve impressed on our kids that it only takes one play, and they score,” he said. “They have good skill players; we need to contain them.” The Grizzlies, led by the air attack of quarterback Mike Anderson (673 yards, 4 TDs), are coming off their first loss of the season, a 14-7 setback to Chino Hills. Donny Lopiccolo (team-high 26 tackles) and Tyler Rogina (five sacks) are the main Los Osos hopes to stop Carter’s running game. Garey vs. Pomona Site: Ganesha HSTime: 7 p.m.Records: Garey 1-3; Pomona 1-3Outlook: This rivalry game has taken on an extra meaning because both teams have struggled to start the season. The squads aren’t just playing for bragging rights; they’d just be happy with a win. Garey finally has some momentum after picking up its first win last week, a 21-0 win over Ganesha in which the Vikings topped their point total from the previous three games combined. The team has still scored just 34 points on the season, but first-year Garey coach Jason Albaugh said the offense is starting to come around. “We have a new offense and a new defense, and the offense always taks a little more time,” Albaugh said. Vikings to watch include running back James Williams, two-way player Jonathon Levya, senior offensive lineman Robert Aquino and defenders Ernie Ramirez and Eddie Priciado. Meanwhile, Pomona coach Leonard Hudson said the Red Devils will have some “new looks” on offense this week after shuffling a few positions. “It’s a work in progress,” Hudson said. “We’ve been lacking when it comes to playing a full game. We’re working on putting the dagger in.” Pomona QB Kelly Johnson has 445 passing yards and RB Rodney Alford has rushed for 385 yards and five TDs this season. Bonita vs. San Dimas Site: San Dimas HSTime: 7 p.m.Records: Bonita 4-0; San Dimas 0-4Outlook: There haven’t been too many blowouts in the 33-game history of the Smudge Pot game, so the records in this one might not indicate the results. Bonita has gotten off to a great start, averaging more than 30 points per game and allowing just 16.5 on defense. San Dimas has played a tough schedule (combined record of opponents so far is 12-4) and the coaches are hoping the Saints have been battle-tested. The weak spot might be the defense that has allowed 173 points in four games this season. RBs Tim Rollins and Ryan Richard split the carries for San Dimas, with each averaging more than 5 yards per carry. QB Eric Samples is also the kicker. “We can’t try to do too much, because that’s when you make mistakes,” Saints coach Bill Zernickow said. “We can’t let them get easy scores.” Bonita quarterback Curtis Gold has passed for more than 200 yards in each game this season, and already is approaching 1,000 after four games. Six different receivers have caught touchdowns for the Bearcats this season, led by Phil Aquayo (20 catches for 267 yards, 4 TDs) and Mike McDonald (21 catches for 221 yards, 3 TDs). Do-it-all Bearcat Pablo Garay leads the team in tackles, rushing yards and scoring (he’s also the team’s kicker). Damien vs. Bellflower St. John Bosco AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Site: St. John Bosco HSTime: 7:30 p.m.Records: Damien 3-1; St. John Bosco 2-2Outlook: There wasn’t too much time for Damien to worry about its first loss of the season, a 31-3 loss to Bishop Amat last week. Bellflower St. John Bosco didn’t have a chance to fret either, after losing 30-3 to Valencia. After all, there isn’t shame in losing to Bishop Amat (No. 10 in Div. I) or Valencia (No. 2 in Div. II). But with both teams falling in their upset quests, neither wants to lose again this week. The best way for Damien to avoid a loss would be to shut down the running threat of Lawrence Doss, who already has 397 yards on 61 carries this season, and continue the struggles of Braves QB David Mahr, who has thrown six INTs against just one TD. Damien also wants to avoid Andrew Aquila’s leg: the Bosco kicker has booted eight FGs with a long of 51 yards. Meanwhile, the Spartans’ Patrick Coke has rushed for 415 yards (although he had only 15 last week), and Chris Lucero has anchored the Damien defense with 36 tackles. Colony vs. Upland Site: Upland HSTime: 7 p.m.Records: Colony 3-1; Upland 3-1Outlook: After suffering a one-point loss in their season-opener, Upland hasn’t even played a close game, winning by an average of 37 points. This is another game as part of Colony’s upgraded schedule, the second Baseline League opponent this year. Colony lost to Alta Loma, 26-7 two weeks ago. Derrick Smith has paced the speedy Colony rushing attack, averaging more than 9.1 yards per carry and scoring four touchdowns to go along with 336 rushing yards. Omar Bolden isn’t far behind, with 8.8 yards per carry, two touchdowns and 325 rushing yards. Upland has been effective through the air this year, with QB Bryan Harding throwing for 818 yards (9 TDs, 3 INTs), and Adolph Overstreet and John Reese combining for nine TD receptions. Etiwanda vs. Diamond Bar Site: Diamond Bar HSTime: 7 p.m.Records: Etiwanda 1-3; Diamond Bar 3-0-1Outlook: A week after winning its first game in two seasons, Etiwanda couldn’t quite stay with Chino Hills, as the Huskies scored the final two TDs in a 42-21 victory. Allyn Fontenot has rushed for 475 yards and four TDs to lead the Eagles. Diamond Bar is undefeated this season, but needed Daniel Torres’ 36-yard FG against Walnut last week to escape with a 24-21 victory. Joe Beaudion rushed for 462 yards and three TDs to lead the Brahmas. QB Jeff Jansen has not thrown an INT this season, tossing eight TDs to go along with his 704 yards. – Compiled by Jeff Gluck and Pete Marshall Tonight’s other games: (All games 7 p.m. except where indicated) Citrus Belt League Eisenhower at A.B. Miller, 7:30 p.m. Rialto at Fontana, 7:30 p.m. Nonleague Alta Loma at Walnut Charter Oak at Claremont Ayala at West Covina Ganesha vs. Chino Hills at Ayala HS San Bernardino at Chaffey Diamond Ranch vs. Covina at Covina District Stadium Santa Ana Valley vs. Don Lugo at Chino HS Sultana at Montclair Jurupa Valley vs. Ontario at Colony HS Sunny Hills at Ontario Christian 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more