Alab Pilipinas out, Two Southeast Asian Teams in for Merlion Cup 2017

The Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS) announced the addition of two high level teams in Southeast Asia to the lineup of this year’s Merlion Cup - Satria Muda Pertamina Jakarta and NLEX-SCTEX from the Indonesian Basketball League (IBL Indonesia) and the Philippines Basketball Association (PBA), respectively, following the formal withdrawal of ASEAN Basketball League...

Merlion Cup: Who exactly are the NLEX-SCTEX team?

Following the exit of ASEAN Basketball League team Alab Pilipinas, the Merlion Cup previously announced the arrival of Satria Muda Pertamina (IBL Indonesia) and another team from the Philippines, NLEX-SCTEX. Satria Muda is expected to bring the same core that went...

Satria Muda Pertamina gets first Merlion Cup victory at the expense of NLEX-SCTEX

Satria Muda Pertamina got their first victory of the 2017 Merlion Cup in Singapore after beating Philippine representatives NLEX-SCTEX, 104-90.  The game had no real bearing since both teams have already been eliminated from playoff contention after going winless in their first two...

The Philippines Join the Mix of FIBA Asia Champions Cup Teams

There will be a Philippine representative at the 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup after all. Vincent ‘Chot’ Reyes, the overall head of the Gilas Pilipinas National Team program tweeted that there will be a Filipino team to fill the slot...

NLEX-SCTEX gets first win in the Merlion Cup

Filipino team NLEX-SCTEX Tollways finally managed to break into the win column at the 2017 Merlion Cup with a nip-and-tuck victory over club team Yulon Luxgen Dinos from Chinese-Taipei. The NLEX-SCTEX defense was successful in holding Yulon to just eight points...