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ABL: Junmar Fajardo and the San Miguel Beermen earn Finals slot!

9 Jun

The San Miguel Beermen needed a Game 3 victory to clinch a finals slot in the 3rd season of the AirAsia Asean Basketball League (ABL).  They accomplished their mission yesterday as they routed the Wesports Malaysia Dragons, 90-56. After SMB‘s game 2 loss in Malaysia, the Philippines were in danger of sending no representative in the finals after a regular season dominated San Miguel and AirAsia Philippine Patroits.  The Pats were upset by the Indonesia Warriors in two games. San Miguel made sure that the Philippines, SouthEast Asia’s top basketball country, will have a say on who will be this year’s champion.

The victory of San Miguel means that there will be Cebuano faces in the finals. Former University of Cebu star center Junmar Fajardo , and ex-USJR stars John Ferriols and Roger Yap are expected to play good minutes in the finals. In Game 3 of the series against Malaysia, Fajardo made a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in 17 minutes of action. Eight of his rebounds were from the offensive end helping the Beermen dominate with a +22 rebound advantage (56-34). Fajardo was also one of 5 Beermen who scored in double digits. Nick Fazekas (21), Leo Avenido (18), Duke Crews (15), and Chris Banchero (10) were the other players who carried the bulk of SMB’s scoring load.

After a tight first half which ended at 37-35, the Beermen had a 53-21 wind up to embarrass the visitors. Only, Tiras Wade (25) and fellow import Brian Williams (12) finished in double figures for Malaysia. Patrick Cabahug missed all of his 9 attempts to make it more difficult for the Malaysians. Malaysia missed 42 of its 59 field goal attempts leading to its most lopsided loss in the recent months.

The scores:

SAN MIGUEL 90 – Fazekas 21, Avenido 18, Crews 15, Fajardo 11, Banchero 10, Luanzon 7, Dimaunahan 6, Ferriols 2, Yap 0, Fernandez 0, Baguion 0, Gonzales 0.

MALAYSIA 56 – Wade 25, Williams 12, Ng 8, Pacana 5, Loh 3, Belasco 2, Kuppusamy 1, Batumalai 0, Cabahug 0, Chee 0, Kwaan 0.

Quarters: 18-20; 37-35; 66-45; 90-56

Junmar Fajardo in action (ABL website)


ABL Playoffs: June Mar Fajardo scored 11 points in Beermen’s Game 1 win

29 May

The Asean Basketball League (ABL) playoffs has started and the top seeded San Miguel Beermen won Game 1 in their series against the Westports Malaysia Dragons. The Beermen needed overtime to overcome the gritty challenge from the visitors who were led by Brian Williams. After the score was knotted at 95-all at the end of regulation, San Miguel dominated the OT period to win, 111-104.

Cebuano big man June Mar Fajardo scored 11 points in San Miguel’s first ever playoff win.  He managed to reach in double figures even if he just played 9 minutes. He made all 4 of his field goal attempts and he shot 3 of 5 from the line. Fajardo also grabbed 6 rebounds and had 4 fouls in his limited minutes.  Fellow Cebuano Roger Yap had a stat line of 6 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 1 blocked shot. The two players are expected to have important roles for the Beermen in the coming games. Game 2 of the series will be on June 2 and action will shift to Malaysia.

Game Box Score

Cebuanos in the ABL: Season Stats of Cebuano Beermen so far

8 Apr

After the San Miguel Beermen‘s victory yesterday over the Westports Malaysia Dragons, the Beermen is sitting comfortably in 2nd place of the season standings of the Asean Basketball League (ABL) behind the AirAsia Philippine Patriots.  Here are the stats of the players who played college in Cebu that are now currently in the ABL Beermen line-up:

June Mar Fajardo (6’10” Center University of Cebu)

16 games 4.75 ppg 4.44 rpg 54.6 FG%

The pride of Pinamungahan and former king Webmaster is currently having modest averages. His stint in the ABL gave him experience banging bodies against players that are bigger and taller than his previous competition in college. He is now up and against taller and more experienced imports and so far, he has been performing satisfactorily. He made a game saving block in San Miguel’s victory over the Indonesia Warriors.

Yap will be dangerous once he finds his shooting range (from

Rogelio “Roger” Yap (6’0″ Point Guard University of San Jose-Recoletos)

6 games 3.0 ppg 2.2 apg 1.3 rpg

PBA veteran Roger Yap has not yet established his shooting touch in the ABL. He is currently hitting barely 26% of his shots. San Miguel will rely on his veteran leadership in the coming playoffs. He is known to be a steady guard and a reliable defender. He has been getting minutes in past 2 games as he averages 27.5 minutes a game. Once his shots start falling, San Miguel will become more difficult to stop.


John Ferriols (6’4″ Forward University of San Jose-Recoletos)

8 games 3.1 ppg 1.8 rpg 64.7 FG%

John Ferriols have been efficient in the limited minutes that is given to him by coach Bobby Parks. The former star of the defunct MBA has been relegated to a back-up role in the ABL mainly due to the presence of tall imports in all teams. He is competing for playing time with fellow PBA vets Junjun Cabatu and Norman Gonzales.

San Miguel Beermen beat Slammers on Roger Yap’s debut

10 Mar

ASEAN Basketball League

Pasig City, Philippines – The San Miguel Beermen (8-3) won against Chang Thailand Slammers (4-7) in their Asean Basketball League match at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, 92-77.  The win helped San Miguel keep pace with bitter rivals the Air Asia Philippine Patriots (8-2) , which won its match in Jakarta.

PBA veteran Roger Yap debuted with 4 points, 3 assists, and 1 steal in 16 minutes of action. Leo Avenido was on fire the whole game as he top scored the winners with 28 points. Avenido made 4 triples and had 4 steals. He got scoring support from Jarrid Famous (18), Darlon Johnson (15), and Aries Dimaunahan (11). Former University of Cebu Webmaster June Mar Fajardo had 8 points and grabbed 2 rebounds while hitting 3 of 4 field goal attempts.

Imports Demetrius Proby and Calvin Williams led the Slammers with 29 and 18 points respectively. The Beermen sizzled right from the start as they took a 27-15 lead at the end of the first period. They extended the lead to 21 at the half, 51-30. San Miguel even took a 30 point lead at 82-52 with 4 minutes left in the game. A furious Slammers rally made during garbage time made the score respectable.

The teams will play again on Wednesday with San Miguel hosting second running Singapore Slingers while the Chang Thailand Slammers will be at home to play the Indonesia Warriors.

The scores:

San Miguel Beermen 92- Avenido 28, Johnson 25, Famous 18, Dimaunahan 11, Fajardo 8, Yap 4, Fernandez 4, Baguion 2, Rizada 2, Ferriols 2, Gonzales 0, Cabatu 0

Chang Thailand Slammers 77- Proby 29, Williams 18, Saguindel 8, Aguilar 7, Apiromvilaichai 7, Alcaraz 6, Supachai 2, Jantuma 0

Quarterscores: 27-15; 51-30; 65-47; 92-77

B-Meg releases ex-USJR star Roger Yap to San Miguel Beermen

5 Mar

English: Air21's KG Canaleta against Purefoods...

The B-Meg Llamados has released veteran point guard Roger Yap to SMC’s Asean Basketball League (ABL) team. Yap, a former PBA mythical team member, has been a vital cog in the title runs of the Purefoods franchise in the past few years. At 35, he has seen a decline in minutes as new B-Meg Llamados coach Tim Cone prefer Josh Urbiztondo and rookie Mark Barroca at No.1 slot.

Yap will be joining ABL’s San Miguel Beermen (7-3) which currently ranked second just half a game behind AirAsia Phl Patriots and Malaysia Dragons. He will join fellow ex-USJ-R Jaguar John Ferriols. Ex-pros Froilan Baguion and Leo Avenido are the current main guards of the team. Roger Yap will definitely give the team a veteran presence and a reliable perimeter defender. Also in SMB team is Cebuano big man Junmar Fajardo.

The ABL will be welcoming a proven player that has accomplished a lot in the Philippine Basketball Association.

Roger Yap voted in All-PBA 2nd Team and All-Defensive Team

11 Aug

Roger Yap in Action

Roger Yap of Cebu was recently included in the Mythical 2nd Team in the PBA. He was also voted to be part of the All-Defensive Team for the 2009-2010 Season.  He was instrumental along with fellow Bisaya James Yap in securing the All-Filipino Cup Championship for Purefoods. James Yap from Escalante, Negros Occidental incidentally won the MVP award for this season.

The 6’O” Roger Yap is a former USJ-R Jaguar and plays both guard positions.

August 19, 2010: Roger Yap inked a new 2 year pact with the Derby Ace Llamados.

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