Zark’s-Lyceum slips past Wangs-Letran for 4th straight win

first_imgLATEST STORIES 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 Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Mike Nzeusseu paced Zark’s-Lyceum with 27 points, 11 rebounds, three steals, and three blocks, while CJ Perez got 18 markers, six boards, five dimes, and two steals.Ralph Tansingco stepped up big for the Jawbreakers, going 4-of-6 from downtown as he poured in 11 of his 16 points in the third quarter, where his side slowly built a 10-point cushion, 77-67, and even extended it to 14, 81-67, early in the payoff period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWangs-Letran made a huge rally to tie the game at 93 after a Batiller undergoal stab with 1:25 left.“We have to give credit to Wangs. They really wanted to win it badly,” said coach Topex Robinson as he took responsibility for the near-collapse. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “I made the mistake. It’s my responsibility because I wanted to give the others a chance to play. It almost turned into a loss and it’s my responsibility.”Robinson lauded how his boys’ composure in the endgame as the Jawbreakers climbed to 4-1 card.“I know that now, we know how to finish games. These close games, we learn from our mistakes and it makes us sharper,” he said.Bong Quinto led the Couriers, who absorbed their first loss with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists, while JP Calvo got 16 markers, three rebounds and five assists.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina CONTRIBUTED PHOTOZark’s Burger-Lyceum weathered a late flurry by Wangs Basketball-Letran to win, 95-93, for its fourth straight win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Monday at Pasig Sports Center.Jaycee Marcelino scored the deciding basket, nailing a floater off of a MJ Ayaay dish to push his side up by two with 1:03 left before the Jawbreakers’ defense stood its ground in the end, thwarting numerous attempts from the Couriers, the last of which a fadeaway from Bonbon Batiller.ADVERTISEMENT Victolero takes blame for Magnolia loss to San Miguel Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 95 — Nzeusseu 27, Perez 18, Tansingco 16, Ayaay 11, Jv. Marcelino 8, Serrano 6, Jc. Marcelino 4, Baltazar 3, Santos 2, Caduyac 0, Cinco 0, Ibañez 0, Marata 0.WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 93 — Quinto 22, Calvo 16, Fajarito 13, Ambohot 11, Batiller 7, Muyang 6, Publico 6, Mandreza 5, Trinidad 3, Balanza 2, Taladua 2, Balagasay 0.Quarters: 18-20, 46-45, 77-67, 95-93.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Greek Australian boy battling rare type of cancer

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Adelaide four-year-old Jaxon Kaplatzis is believed to be the only person in Australia ever diagnosed with a rare type of leukaemia and despite his young age, he is battling his cancer head on.“He is my little hero, my inspiration and I am in awe of how strong and resilient my little boy is at such a young age,” says Jaxon’s mother, Victoria.Jaxon was born perfectly healthy October 2013 and it wasn’t until just before his fourth birthday that he was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma.“It all began one night after I had finished work,” Victoria remembers. “As I was giving my two boys a shower I noticed Jaxon had a lump in his groin area. We rang the locum who came out and after examining him he thought it was a case of an inverted testicle, but we were not convinced.”Victoria and her husband Dimitri took their little boy to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital the very next day.After undergoing a number of tests, scans and ultrasounds he was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma.“I will never forget that day. Our whole world turned upside down within a few hours. Hearing the doctor tell us about the diagnosis, I remember I couldn’t breathe, it felt like I was having a panic attack. It was just horrible. I still feel like that today, but when I look at my little boy and see how focused he is on getting better, it gives me so much hope and courage to keep going.“Children with cancer are so remarkable. Jaxon is an amazing little boy and I look up to him now more than anyone,” says Victoria.Since the diagnosis the little boy has been on 11 months of intensive chemotherapy and is now on a maintenance phase of treatment, set to run for the next three years to treat his condition.“I feel like I have so many more questions to ask but nobody really knows what causes cancer in children. One thing we do know is that Jaxon is on the higher risk protocol that treats cancer which is the biggest treatment plan before stem cells.”Last Friday night, the family of four took part in the Leukaemia Foundation’s annual fundraiser event and were among thousands who marched in Adelaide’s “Light the Night” lantern walk at the Botanic Gardens to raise awareness and funds for blood cancer.White lanterns were carried by people who have been diagnosed themselves, gold in memory of someone who has died and blue in support for those who have the disease.“It’s a very moving event to bring all these individuals together. Sometimes people going through blood cancer feel like they are very alone and isolated. Events like these bring people together and realise that they are not alone and are not the only ones going through this,” said Peter Diamond, Head of Research and State Representative for South Australia at Leukaemia Foundation.However, cancer will probably be the last thing on Jaxon’s mind today as he celebrates his fifth birthday.“We have been organising his birthday celebrations for a few weeks and all Jaxon wishes for is to feel well enough to be able enjoy his day at the park with his friends and family.“As far as myself and my husband, we are just grateful that our little boy is here to celebrate his special day with us,” concludes Victoria.last_img read more