DJA, DRANHS cap SBP-XI 3-on-3 hoop crowns

DAVAO Jones Academy and Daniel R Aguinaldo National High shared the limelight when they top their respective categories at the close of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Region XI 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Sunday at the Davao City Recreation Center (Almendras gym).

Davao Jones Academy leaned on its cast having Clark Xavier Abracia, James Bato-on, Askaiah John Echavia and Nico Cabalhin nipped Holy Cross of Davao College in the finals, 12-8 to book themselves a ticket to the Under-15 national finals slated in this year’s final quarter.

Assumption College of Davao, last year’s champion, settled for third place on a 16-12 win over surprise semifinalist Daniel R. Aguinaldo National.

In the distaff side, Daniel R Aguinaldo National High came off strong over Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 8-5 to claim this year’s title and a ticket too to the national finals. Ateneo de Davao University placed third after beating Assumption College of Davao, 10-4.

Cash prizes were given to the winners during the awarding rites held after the games initiated by no less than SBP-XI director Glenn Y. Escandor, SBP-XI regional operations head Ronnel Leuterio and SBP City Director Atty. Francis Calatrava.

Some 60 schools took part in this year’s two-day tournament which had free jerseys for each squads.

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