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MICAA ’71 final round results that led to MERALCO’s first championship

While there are several blogs already on MERALCO Reddy Kilowatts’ first MICAA title in 1971, in which they defeated Crispa-Floro, 65-58, in the finale. Allow me to post the final round results among the six teams that enter. MERALCO finished with an unblemished 5-0 win-loss slate, followed by Crispa (4-1), Mariwasa (3-2), YCO (2-3), San Miguel Braves (1-4), and Yutivo (0-5).

The dates are not given but as taken from the Philippine Free Press issue dated July 24, 1971. The championship game between MERALCO and Crispa took place on July 11, while the final (or semifinal) round probably started and the last week of June.

Here are the results:

Day 1 – Mariwasa 87-77 Yco / Crispa 71-65 Yutivo

Day 2 – Crispa 78-74 San Miguel / Meralco 80-66 Yutivo

Day 3 – Mariwasa 88-80 San Miguel / Yco 89-76 Yutivo

Day 4 – Meralco 79-75 Crispa / San Miguel 86-73 Yutivo

Day 5 – Meralco 85-77 Mariwasa / Yco 92-67 San Miguel

Day 6 – Crispa over Mariwasa (score not found) / Meralco 64-59 Yco

Day 7 – Mariwasa 86-81 Yutivo / Crispa 85-65 Yco / Meralco 82-73 San Miguel.



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Posted by on October 9, 2016 in MICAA


The first-ever Crispa-Toyota match in the MICAA!

The date is May 10, 1975, this was actually the first ever meeting between the would be long-time rivals Crispa and Toyota in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), but in the Manila Industrial and Commercial Athletic Association (MICAA), the first ever Crispa vs Toyota match in Philippine basketball history books took place on this month, exactly 43 years ago on June 10, 1973.

The Toyota Comets, the newest ballclub to join the MICAA, had an impressive debut, beating the U/tex Weavers, 72-63 on June 3, 1973, with Robert Jaworski firing 14 points. In their second game a week later, the Comets went on to faced the Crispa-Floro Redmanizers, Fort Acuna, who was benched by coach Nilo Verona in their first game, scored on a twisting layup from a feed by Edward Camus to tie the count at 78-all with only 9 seconds remaining, Acuna scored only two points that night but his single field goal was crucial. As fate would have it on the next play, Rey Pages pump in a side jumper that allowed his team Crispa to escape with an 80-78 decision.

Toyota was down by 10 points at the half, 45-35, but a blistering rally in the final period saw the Comets tie the count, 67-all, at the end of regulation.

The scores:

Crispa (80) – Adornado 19, Co 16, Soriano 16, Guidaben 8, Pages 7, Franco 6, Cezar 4, Carvajal 2, Afable 2.

Toyota (78) – Bauzon 22, Jaworski 14, C.Reynoso 13, Fernandez 12, Arnaiz 4, Camus 4, A.Reynoso 3, Acuna 2, Rodriguez 2, Segura 2.

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Posted by on June 6, 2016 in MICAA


1973 MICAA stats

Team standings in the first round


Best individual score was made by Romualdo Cabading of Manila Bank with 39 points.


Players’ averages, Fernando de Guzman of Manila Bank led the scoring with 22.13 points in 15 games played. Arthur Herrera of Concepcion set the most points in a single game with 42 points against Crispa in the second round. The team standings after the two-round eliminations shows Yco on top with 16-2, followed by Toyota with 14-4.


This was the tournament the Toyota Comets won in a Cinderella fashion, defeating Concepcion Motorola in the finale. Concepcion beat Yco in a playoff game for the right to face the Comets in a championship match.

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Posted by on May 13, 2015 in MICAA


1980 MICAA team rosters

The unofficial team rosters (since most had 15-16 players on the list) of the 1980 MICAA season. The first conference probably started in the first week of January. The second conference called Invitationals took place from October 5 to December.

 A&W Records

1st conference: Danny Ala, William Alberto, Bong Aninon, Nazareno Batoon, Erwin Bolabola, Jess Bugna, Ed Del Mundo, Tony Maralit, Peping Marcial, Olen Marquicias, Romy Matias, Ted McKinney, Mon San Juan, Richard Young. Coach: Nemie Villegas

APCOR Financiers

1st conference: Alex Clarino, Arturo Cristobal, Ramon Cruz, Florante dela Cruz, Rudy Garcia, Joel Guzman, Noel Guzman, Padim Israel, Rey Lazaro, Allan Meimban, Conrado Pasco, Marte Saldana, Gerry Samlani, Gary Vargas. Coach: Arturo Valenzona

2nd conference: Alfredo Amador, Alex Clarino, Arturo Cristobal, Ramon Cruz, Florante dela Cruz, Joselito Danggoy, Rudy Garcia, Padim Israel, Rey Lazaro, Romeo Martin, Allan Meimban, Conrado Pasco, Reynaldo Ramos, Marte Saldana, Gerry Samlani, Elpidio Villamin.

Bax Jeans

1st Conference: Rommel Abejo, Demetrio Antonio, Bibiano Baco, Ernesto Barro, Fernando Boco, Jesus David, Wilfredo Generalao, Julius Jongko, Rhoel Mabalatan, Bernardo Martin, Reynaldo Monsalve, Proculo Partosa, Elgart Pasculado, Romulo Russel. Coach: Orly Bauzon

2nd Conference: Bernabe Aquino, Policarpio Allera, Demetrio Antonio, Bernard Capalla, Napoleon Burcelis, Jesus David, Ricardo Garcia, Juan Imperio, Ludolfo Luduvice, Bernardo Martin, Theodore McKinney, Reynaldo Monsalve, Andrew Purugganan, Reynaldo Reynoso, Romulo Russel.

Crispa 400

1st conference: Bernabe Aquino, Noli Banate, Bernardo Carpio, Edgardo Cordero, Rudy Distrito, Reynaldo Gomez, Renato Kabigting, Ludolfo Luduvice, Roberto Manalaysay, Francis Natividad, Abito Orcullo, Wilfredo Paez, Alfredo Serafica, Edmund Yee. Coach: Narciso Bernardo

2nd conference: Antonio Azurin, Edgardo Baldomero, Edgardo Cordero, Juanito dela Cruz, Rudy Distrito, Angelito Esguerra, Reynaldo Gomez, Leo Isaac, Renato Kabigting, Roberto Manalaysay, Francisco Maristela, Abito Orcullo, Alberto Ortiz, Wilfredo Paez, Alfredo Serafica, Edmund Yee.

Great Taste / Presto

1st conference (Great Taste): Rico Acuna, Napoleon Burcelis, Dennis Cezar, Ricardo Dabu, Rey De Asis, Antonio Diaz, Reynaldo Ibanez, Woodrow Jaymalin, Louie Principe, Andres Purugganan, Leandro Roque, Jose Roslin, Rafael Santiago, Renato Soberano. Coach: Boy de Vera

2nd conference (Presto): Rico Acuna, Joel Banal, Antonio Canono, Joey Cui, Antonio Diaz, Reynaldo Ibanez, Woodrow Jaymalin, Joel Guzman, Noel Guzman, Victor Magpantay, Ric Roces, Rafael Santiago, Rafael Sison, Renato Soberano, Evalson Valencia, Manny Victorino.


Imperial Textile Mills (ITM)

1st conference: Anthony Alanon, Titus Canet, Jesus Casero, Juanito Dandan, Reynaldo Esquivel, Eduardo Pascual, Plaridel Ponge, Arnel Quiles, Reynaldo Reynoso, Ric Roces, Francis Rodriguez, Cielito Santos, Antonio Sayson, Virgilio Soria. Coach: Mon Cannu

2nd conference: Agapito Bagtas, Gil Carino, Alexander Co, Juanito Dandan, Antonio dela Cerna, Reynaldo Esquivel, Rolando Gomez, Reynaldo Iraola, Larry Liwag, Roland Malaya, Francis Rodriguez, Eddie Sarmiento, Danilo Soria, Virgilio Soria, Luis Thomas.

Man Diesel

1st conference:  Joel Banal, Joe Bayona, Joey Cui, Caloy Garcia, Ric Garcia, Leopoldo Herrera, Federico Lauchengco, Joey Marquez, Melvin Martin, Ed Merced, Alex Regis, Ricky Relosa, Rafael Sison. Coach: Nat Canson

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San Miguel Corporation

1st conference: Danilo Acero, Cesar Bauto, Eduardo Dizon, Efren Garferio, Dante Gonzalgo, Willian Johnston, Gabriel Liwag, Manuel Liwag, Arnel Magsino, Nestor Parazo, Herminio Perete, Salvador Ramas, Melchor Ravanes, Emmanuel Santos. Coach: Benet Salvador.

2nd conference: Danilo Acero, Romeo Arboleda, Cesar Bauto, Nestor Camacho, Reynaldo Cruz, Eduardo Dizon, Efren Garferio, Dante Gonzalgo, Gabriel Liwag, Manuel Liwag, Arnel Magsino, Nestor Parazo, Jose Roslin, Emmanuel Santos.


1st conference: Renato Addun, Anselmo Ana, Butch Beso, Hector Calma, Bernardo Caparas, Benjamin Chua, Julio Cruz, Alex Diaz, Ronald Golding, Orlando Oba, Ray Obias, John Rillo, Armando Valencia, Kenneth Yap. Coach: Freddie Gonzales

2nd conference: Jeremias Aquino, Hector Calma, Bernardo Caparas, Caloy Garcia, Federico Lauchengco, Joey Marquez, Melvin Martin, Eduardo Mendoza, Ray Obias, Ricky Relosa, Cielito Santos, Kenneth Yap.

YCO Painters 

1st conference: Chuck Barreiro, Chito Bugia, Tim Coloso, Roy Conolly, Joseph Herrera, Frankie Lim, Chito Loyzaga, Jay Lucido, Alex Marquez, James Payne, Noni Robles, Alex Tan, Gerry Versoza, Jose Yango. Coach: Freddie Webb

2nd conference: Chuck Barreiro, Chito Bugia, Tim Coloso, Alex Diaz, Romy Guille, Chito Loyzaga, Jay Lucido, Manuel Marquez, Alex Marquez, James Payne, Rey Perez, Jerry Pingoy, Noni Robles, Alex Tan, Gerry Versoza, Jose Yango.

Man Diesel and A&W Records have disbanded after the first conference. Two new ballclubs were accepted in the second conference to maintain the 10-team field, they are Filsyn and La Tondena’s St.George Whisky.


2nd conference: Ramiro Bayot, Jesus Bugna, Sonny Cabatu, Ricardo Dabu, Ricardo Ege, Luisito Mistades, Mariano Pingol, Roberto delos Reyes, Enrico Rivera, Danilo Rodolfa, Adonis Tierra, Ramon Villegas.

St.George Whisky

2nd conference: Edgar Amisola, Pedrito Aninon, Armando Arce, Leo Austria, Nazareno Batoon, Erwin Bolabola, Rex de Asis, Roy de Guzman, Eduardo Ducut, Frederick Ferrer, Albino Noble, Herminio Perete, Alex Regis, Ramon San Juan, Romeo Valenzuela.

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Posted by on May 7, 2014 in MICAA


Flashback: MICAA ’74


The results in the first week of the 1974 MICAA basketball tournament.


 The Top 10 leading scorers and the team standings after 4 playing days.

The standings in the first half of the Preliminary Round which ended on July 20 are as follows: Crispa-Floro (9-1), Yco, Universal Textiles and Toyota (all tied at 7-3), Concepcion Industries and Mariwasa (tied at 6-4), Consolidated Foods (5-5), Manila Bank (4-6), San Miguel Corp. (3-7), 7-Up (1-9) and E.R Squibb (0-10).

Danny Florencio of U-Tex was the new MICAA single-game record-holder, scoring 49 points in U-Tex’ 118-86 win against E.R Squibb on July 2, surpassing the 43-point output made by Rodolfo Segura of Toyota in the Comets’ 126-102 win over Seven-Up on May 30. Florencio also scored 37 points vs Crispa on July 11 and 36 in U-Tex’ 96-106 loss to Toyota on July 18. Fortunato Co, Jr. had the 3rd-best scoring record with 39 points in Crispa’s only loss in the preliminaries, a 96-99 defeat at the hands of Manila Bank on July 18.

Crispa-Floro had the highest winning score in a 127-100 victory over 7-Up on June 25, followed by Toyota’s 126 points also against 7-Up on May 30. The third highest score was registered by Crispa on June 20, a 123-119 win over Toyota Comets.

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Posted by on April 18, 2014 in MICAA


1979 MICAA team rosters

ITM – Ramon Cannu, Romulo Mamaril, Cesar Yabut, Efren Manila, Monico Martinez, Ronnie Albor, Eduard Marinas, Roberto Poblete, Oliveros Dalman, Danilo Vicente, Teodolfo Gregorio, Nilo Cruz, Ricardo Roces.

YCO Painters – Gregorio Gozum, Ramoncito Bugia, Alex Tan, James Payne, Ely Capacio, Alberto Gagan, Joseph Herrera, Romulo Gillie, Nathaniel Castillo, Boni De Jesus, Jose Yango, Chuck Barreiro, Joseph Conolly, Alex Marquez, Rolando Pineda, Joaquin Loyzaga.


San Miguel Corp. – Rex De Asis, Jose Bayona, Cesar Bauto, Moises Cunanan, Ramon Dizon, Efren Garferio, Manuel Liwag, Benjamin Ocariza, Herminio Perete, Salvador Ramas, Danilo Salvador, Marty Tierra, Evalson Valencia, Alfredo Navarro, Melchor Ravanes, Ramon Cruz.

A & W Records – Danny Ala, Jesus Bugna, Jose Marcial, Rolly Marcelo, Rolly Marquicias, Danny Mendoza, Louie Principe, Mario Basco, Nazareno Batoon, Bien Dela Cruz, Antonio Maralit, Joey Ocampo, Cesar Ocampo, Cesar Teodoro, Edmund Tierra.

Solid Mills – Marte Saldana, Elpidio Villamin, Ray Obias, Benjamin Chua, Vicente Beso, Renato Addun, John Eiselstein, Arturo Cristobal, Conrado Pasco, Florante Dela Cruz, Reynaldo Lazaro, Hector Calma, Bernardo Caparas, Armando Valencia.

Crispa – Bernardo Carpio, Reynaldo Gomez, Federico Israel, Eugene Leano, Steve Watson, Pedro Alfaro, Rudy Distrito, Cecilio Delos Angeles, Ludolfo Ludovice, Leandro Roque, Henry Brodett, Filomeno Gulfin, Renato Kabigting, Alex Clarino.











Frigidaire – Federico Lauchengco, Pol Herrera, Ed Merced, Rafael Sison, Joel Banal, Joey Marquez, Jose Santos, Ric Garcia, Ricky Relosa, Titong Sagarbarria, Armando Arce, Manny Victorino, Arnie Tuadles, Carlos Garcia, Alex Vera, Quinito Gonzales.

Litton Jeans – Crispin Calilan, Napoleon Burcalis, Andres Purugganan, Jaime Dungca, Reynaldo Dizon, Alfonso San Juan, Oscar San Juan, Reynaldo Reynoso, Francis Rodriguez.

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Posted by on December 7, 2013 in MICAA