12 schools in 2018 Escandor Public High Cup

Some 12 schools will take part in this year’s Escandor Under 15 Inter-Public High Cup basketball tournament which tips off this August 12, 8 a.m. at the Davao City Recreation Center (Almendras gym).

From last year’s 10-team roster, two squad are added with Davao City National High School and Catalunan Pequeno National High on its fold. They will be joined by mainstays – Bernardo Carpio National High, Cabantian National High School, Duterte National High, Crossing Bayabas National High, Jesus Dakudao National High, Bustamante National High School, Soriano National High, Pablo Lorenzo National High School, Nograles National High and defending champ Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High.

“It is till our aim to help the public schools improve their game and as a development program for our youth,” said SBP-XI regional operations head Ronnel Leuterio after a meeting with the participating coaches recently.

The tournament will follow a double-round robin format with the top four teams moving on to the semifinal round. The top two in the semifinals will then play in the finals while the losers take on third place.

A parade of teams will highlight the opening ceremonies which will also have the search for the best muse award.

“Mostly we will be having weekend games but on this upcoming long holiday probably we will have one or two matches,” Leuterio added.
No less the Presidential Assistant on Sports Glenn Y. Escandor will be the special guest during the opening ceremonies. – Jon develos

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