D-League: Akari-Adamson a win away from outright semis seat

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES View comments “We became aggressive. We we’re to lax early on,” remarked coach Franz Pumaren on that fourth period turnaround.Mojica went 5-of-6 from downtown, three of those coming in the payoff period to finish with 15 points and three rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAlso helping Akari-Adamson in the takeover was its overall shooting from beyond the arc at 10-of-20.Papi Sarr led the Falcons with 16 markers and six boards, while Sean Manganti flirted with a triple-double with 14 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and three steals. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Messi begins road to Russia as Argentina chase World Cup glory Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESAkari-Adamson moved a win away from clinching an outright semifinals berth in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup with a 101-83 victory over Perpetual Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Falcons caught fire in the fourth quarter behind Egie Boy Mojica as they put the game beyond doubt with a 31-point finishing kick.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism The Scores:AKARI-ADAMSON 101 — Sarr 16, Mojica 15, Ahanmisi 14, Lastimosa 14, Manganti 14, Catapusan 8, Espeleta 7, Macion 6, Camacho 5, Bernardo 2, Lojera 0, Longalong 0, Zaldivar 0.PERPETUAL 83 — Charcos 22, Aurin 15, Eze 15, Coronel 11, Tamayo 7, Mangalino 3, Precillas 3, Villanueva 3, Pasia 2, Peralta 2, Pido 0, Tiburcio 0.Quarters: 22-20, 50-39, 70-67, 101-83.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 Jerrick Ahanmisi got 14 markers, four boards, and four dimes, while Jerom Lastimosa also had 14.Akari-Adamson took a share of the lead in the standings at 8-3, tied with CEU, and has a chance to claim the top two spot with a win against JRU on April 5.“We’ve been stressing to the players that each game is important for us. I don’t want to sound hypocrite that we don’t want the top two because we do want that scenario. But we acknowledge that it’s hard to play a team that is out of the playoffs in JRU,” said Pumaren.Edgar Charcos paced Perpetual with 22 points, 10 assists, and two rebounds, while Prince Eze and Kim Aurin got 15 markers apiece.The Altas remained in the playoff race for now, but at 3-6, their fate is no longer in their hands.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Fire ruins ill-fated Beverly Blvd. bridge

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Lt. Michael Rothans of the Sheriff’s Department’s Pico Rivera Station said what caused the fire was unknown and still being investigated by the sheriff’s arson team, explosives experts and county arson investigators Tuesday afternoon. He said the station received a call at 7:49 a.m. from a woman saying there was “a lot of smoke coming from under the bridge.” Residents living near the bridge told county fire officials that they had recently seen homeless people camping beneath the structure, Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Donald Griffiths of Fire Station 103 in Pico Rivera. Bob Spencer, a spokesman for the city of Pico Rivera, said officials found a burned mattress underneath the bridge. “It appears suspicious in nature,” said Richard Torres, Montebello city administrator. Rothans said it took firefighters 30 minutes to knock down the major part of blaze, which continued to smolder in spots for more than two hours. Eighty firefighters from Los Angeles County, Downey, Vernon, Santa Fe Springs and Montebello battled the blaze, officials said. “This thing is toast,” Rothans said. The eastern third of the bridge, which is held up by wooden pillars and a wood frame topped by steel girding, was all but destroyed. The pavement above buckled and smoke rose through the cracks as firefighters sprayed the smoldering span with water and foam. A burned railing fell of the south side of the bridge. Fire officials said there was no immediate dollar estimate on the damage to the structure. That figure should be available today, officials said. Spencer said officials were seriously considering demolishing the bridge, a decision that was expected to be made today. “It’s safe to say it’s going to be months” before it reopens, Spencer said. Both Pico Rivera and Montebello share ownership of the bridge, with Pico Rivera owning most of the span. “The Pico Rivera end of the bridge sustained the damage,” Torres said. “We’re trying to figure out how to route the traffic.” He noted that Montebello officials have narrowed Whittier Boulevard, a possible alternate route, to two lanes for an ongoing street improvement project. “We are urging motorists who travel that way to detour down to Washington Boulevard instead of Whittier Boulevard,” said Spencer, “and then make their way west to Montebello Boulevard.” Torres planned to brief Montebello City Council members about the situation at a special meeting today, he said, “so we can figure out how to route the traffic and so forth.” Spencer said officials were putting up barriers to prevent pedestrians from walking up to the bridge. The 50-year-old bridge has burned at least three times, according to Pico Rivera officials. In March it was shut off temporarily for repairs following heavy rains. It reopened about a month later. — Ben Baeder can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 2703, or by e-mail at ben.baeder@sgvn.com. Pam Wight can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029, or by e-mail at pam.wight@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: 11/01: Bridge on Fire PICO RIVERA — A previously storm-damaged bridge spanning the Rio Hondo flood-control channel was destroyed in a stubborn early-morning fire Tuesday that injured a firefighter, and officials later announced the structure could be demolished sometime today. Ironically, just hours after the 7:48 a.m. fire on the bridge on Beverly Boulevard west of Paramount Boulevard was extinguished, the county Board of Supervisors voted to approve $10.7 million for a major project to rebuild the span. The bridge is a heavily traveled link between Montebello and Pico Rivera, and also is regularly used by industrial traffic. Local city officials were scrambling to identify alternate commuter routes. Firefighters, working shifts, remained at the bridge through Tuesday night to douse any hot spots, officials said. One injured firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment of heat exhaustion and was expected to recover fully, said county fire Inspector John Mancha.last_img read more