Ateneo bags Milo Best Center City crowns

MILO BEST MINI CHAMPS Members of the Ateneo de Davao University-A led by coaches Ramon Pido and Frankie Argoncillo pose for posterity after winning the title in the Mini Division. (BEST CENTER SPORTS-DAVAO)

ATENEO de Davao University scored two championship crowns, Saturday to close their campaign in style over arch-rival Holy Child College of Davao in the 2015 Milo Best Center Sports-Davao City eliminations played at the Philippine Women’s College covered court.

The Blue Knights took the Mini Division crown over the Reds, 67-23 for its back-to-back title since 2013. Under coaches Ramon Pido and Frankie Argoncillo, the Blue Knights took a 2-24 lead at the start of the first canto and never looked back for the win.

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MILO BEST PASSERELLE CHAMPS Milo Best Center Sports Davao city commissioner Michael Chad Bouffard along with the Ateneo de Davao Passerelle squad led by coaches Miguel Solitaria, Harry Hipolito and Mark Bonifacio. (BEST CENTER SPORTS-DAVAO)

Playmaker Aaron Amaneo brought home the Mini Division MVP crown for the second time as supported by teammates Kirk Uy, Ethan Liston, Francis Aliviado, Onin Miguel Develos, Joseph Estinozo, Richie Ruales, Giero Velasquez, Joaquin Battad, Justin Cruz, Uno Salvador, Nathan Oribello, Tristan Coquilla, Christian Blanco and Rochie Amoguis.

Their elder counterparts also made their presence felt after beating the Reds in the Passerelle Division, 82-79. The victory was called sweet revenge for the Blue Knights under coaches Miguel Solitaria, Mark Bonifacio and Harry Hipolito after losing to the Tating Sorrosa/Roger Rabago-mentored quintet in last year’s city eliminations.

Red swingman Joshua Reyes bagged this year’s MVP plum as awarded by Milo Best Center city commissioner Michael Chad Bouffard.

Both Ateneo squads will compete in the Milo Best Center Sports Regional Eliminations slated this October 24 and 25 at the Davao City Recreation Center.

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