Pumaren decries ‘crucial’ calls in Adamson loss: Refs shouldn’t decide the game

first_imgAdamson coach Franz Pumaren. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson head coach Franz Pumaren said the Falcons’ 80-74 loss to defending champion De La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament came down to crucial calls.“We shouldn’t let the referees decide the game,” said Pumaren Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The first was Ben Mbala’s block on Sarr which looked to be a goaltend violation, in Pumaren’s eyes and the video replay, and the second was the foul call on Jerie Pingoy as the Adamson point guard wrestled the ball away from Kib Montalbo.“I don’t want to sound like a sour grape but it showed there were a couple of calls that were questionable.”With the loss, the Soaring Falcons fell to a 6-4 card but stayed at the third spot in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Blue Eagles earn Final Four spot, down Tamaraws Arguably the biggest controversial call of the game was Papi Sarr getting called with a three-second violation with 49 seconds left in the game with the Soaring Falcons down by only two, 74-72.What made the call questionable was that official call was a three-second violation while the baseline referee called an offensive foul on Sarr.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“First of all I don’t think that was a three-second violation,” said Pumaren. “That was crucial, the refs made the decision.”A couple of more plays in the third quarter also left Pumaren bewildered. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

RCS Supports 12 Ebola Survivors

first_imgThe Rotary Club of Sinkor (RCS) in partnership with Horten Rotary Club of Norway last Thursday provided cash assistance to 12 female Ebola survivors to help them establish businesses.Each of the beneficiaries received US$100. Mr. Augustus J. Flomo, head of RCS Public Relations, said the cash is intended to help the survivors re-establish their lives, adding, “There is no better way to do this than to start a petty business that they could grow in the long term.”“We want them to do their own businesses. This is why we decided to provide this little cash for them to start,” he said.“They lost everything because of the nature of the disease. Some of them lost their entire families and their stories are so heartbreaking, and we felt that we could not let them go just like that without any assistance.”He disclosed further that throughout the Ebola crisis, the organization provided psychosocial counselling, prevention and education to the beneficiaries.“We have been working with them for a period of time now and we know that they are truly in need of assistance,” he added.He hoped that the beneficiaries would make good use of the cash to help them back on their feet.“Their stories have always broken my heart. I shed tears whenever I hear each one of them explain their ordeal. It is so painful. I pray that God will take them through.”Making the presentation, District Governor of the Rotary District 9101, Marie-Irene Richmond Ahoua, thanked the government and its partners for collaborating to eradicate the virus in Liberia.DG Ahoua urged the beneficiaries to make use of the funds to better their lives.Mr. Kollie Bundo, president of the Ebola Survivors Association, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, lauded RCS and its partner for the gesture.Mr. Bundo promised that the beneficiaries will use the cash wisely to help them rebuild their lives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more