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Hontiveros tops overall fan balloting; Pingris No. 1 in North

Former RP Team members Dondon Hontiveros, Jimmy Alapag, Danny Seigle and Eric Menk lead the starting casts of PBA All-Stars that will test the mettle of Powerade – Team Pilipinas in the upcoming 2009 PBA All-Star Week.
Together with Jay Washington, the four stars comprise the starting unit for the South team based on fan votes conducted by the league on Metro Manila game days, out-of-town matches, online and via SMS. Alaska coach Tim Cone will call the shots for the South Team

Seigle, Menk, Alapag and Hontiveros bannered the RP men’s team of coach Chot Reyes that wound up ninth in the 2007 FIBA-Asia Olympic qualifier in Tokushima,Japan.

Top vote earners to start for the North squad are Marc Pingris, Lordy Tugade, Enrico Villanueva, Paul Artadi and MacMac Cardona, who will be playing for coach Chot Reyes.

The two PBA All-Star teams are set to play the RP men’s squad under coach Yeng Guiao on April 22 and 24 and on April 26, these two squads will combine forces to cap the three-game series intended to help the Nationals in their training and preparation for the 2009 FIBA-Asia joust in China which serves as qualifier for next year’s World Basketball Championship in Istanbul, Turkey.

Hontiveros got the most number of fan votes with 38,044, followed by Washington (32,372), Seigle (32,048), Alapag (31,482) and Pingris (30,086).

The rest of the voting had Menk tallying 29,538, Tugade with 16,934, Cardona 16,972, Artadi 14,718 and Villanueva 14,212.

Reserve players of both North and South will be selected by the rest of the PBA coaches. Both teams will be reinforced by imports (currently playing in the Motolite PBA Fiesta Conference) to be divided accordingly by the Commissioner’s Office.

The honor of taking a first crack at Powerade-Team Pilipinas belongs to Reyes and his North Team that will travel to Victorias City, Negros Occidental for the scheduled April 22 encounter.

Two days later (April 24) in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, Cone and the South squad take their turn in testing the mettle of the Asi Taulava-bannered Nationals, fresh from a two-game sweep of the visiting Australian Hoopdreamz.

The South and North starters join forces and play together as one under the stewardship of Reyes as they clash with the RP quintet at the Araneta Coliseum on April 26. The four remaining imports, who did not play in the first two stops will reinforce the All-Stars. (DBC)

Source: http://www.pba.ph/content/view/2573/1/

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