“When you got an import like Tony who can go for 40 any night, it makes everything easier for everybody. He spreads the floor, we’re making a lot of extra passes, so when you got an import and they can really score the ball, I’m looking to make plays and make people better when the import comes on.”Despite the Aces’ dominating performance, Banchero knows that it’s still early in the conference for them to step on the brakes.“Obviously, there are still things that we need to correct. We’ll go watch film on Monday because we got TNT before the All-Star break and they’re gonna be tough. They got a bunch of guys so it will be a good test for us,” he said.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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco sends NLEX to 0-3 hole behind Newsome’s 30 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMore than the offense, it was Alaska’s defense which allowed it to break away from Columbian Dyip, 134-103, on Friday for its second straight victory in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“I think it was our defense, not our offense, that really gave us this win tonight,” said Chris Banchero.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames The fourth-year guard helped in shutting down the Aces’ backcourt counterparts as Rashawn McCarthy, Jerramy King, and Reden Celda shoot a paltry 10-of-32 clip from the field.“They were playing really well. We wanted to limit them and I think we did. I don’t think they even got into double digits tonight, so I think we did great,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThat tenacious defense also translated to good things on the other end as Banchero was happy to organize Alaska’s offense en route to nine points, four rebounds, and a game-high 13 assists.“It’s easy when guys are making shots. All I gotta do really is pass them the ball,” he said, adding that it doesn’t hurt having a guy like Antonio Campbell receiving his passes. LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’
…urged to return and serve their country Eleven Guyanese will soon be departing Guyana’s shores for studies in the United Kingdom (UK) after they were selected for the Chevening scholarship this year.At the British High Commissioner’s residence on Friday evening, the candidates were joined by two others from neighbouring Suriname. The scholarship is a fully-funded initiative which the UK Government extends to several countries. Awardees are required to spend one year in some of the most prominent universities, completing a post-graduate master’s programme.British High Commissioner, Greg Quinn explained that this opportunity is geared at providing a gateway for Guyanese to study and then return to serve the country. While other employment offers will come along, it is the expectation that Guyana will be placed as a priority.“After these scholars have been awarded their degrees, we expect them to come back and work for the benefit of Guyana…This is the purpose of Chevening – to give people the skills and knowledge needed to help develop their own country. Not to go and work elsewhere but to return and work here. It is the least we can expect. We are not spending money to have people vanish off elsewhere,” Quinn expressed.This year, the scholarships were funded by the British Government at a cost of $93 million. The post-graduate studies were awarded in a number of fields including marine planning, oil and gas law, health, environment, human rights, economics, information technology, media and cultural studies; and sports science. The envoy said this demonstrates their commitment to developing Guyana.“I am proud that we have committed this amount of funding to develop and train those people who will help develop Guyana. I am also proud that we have shown an increasing commitment to Suriname over the same period,” he stated.Meanwhile, one of the alumnus Dr Quincy Jones shared advice to the new batch, charging them to make the best use of this opportunity. He also positioned that while it was challenging to gain admission, there will be other roadblocks.“You will meet people who think that you’re too entitled but don’t let that stop you. You have to remember why you were chosen for Chevening. You have to remember that you checked that box and you have to remember that this is not just for you, but it is a shot for Guyana moving forward,” Jones told the new scholars.Among this year’s candidates are Anjie Lambert, Ashley Bankay, La Donna Fredericks, Carlyle Collins, Petra Richmond, Sunita Samaroo, Jaime Skeete, Vivette Wellington, Desilon Daniels and Christelle Chesney.Applications are opened for next year’s scholarships and will close on November 5.