Holy Child, Ateneo bag 2017 Passerelle/SBP Twin tourney crowns

FAVORITES Holy Child College of Davao and Ateneo de Davao University booked themselves to the Mindanao Finals after ruling respective divisions at the close of the 2017 Passerelle/SBP Twin Tournament, Sunday at the Fil Oil Flying V RMC Arena.

SBP MVP Uno Salvador of Ateneo de Davao University (no. 16) goes up for a floater next to his defender during the semifinals of the 2017 Passerelle/SBP Twin Tournament at the Fil Oil Flying V RMC Arena. Salvador went on to score 25 points in the finals next to Holy Child College of Davao enroute to this year’s Mindanao Finals appearance.

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Uno Salvador of Ateneo de Davao University (no. 16) goes up for a floater next to his defender during the semifinals of the 2017 Passerelle/SBP Twin Tournament at the Fil Oil Flying V RMC Arena. Salvador went on to score 25 points in the finals next to Holy Child College of Davao enroute to this year’s Mindanao Finals appearance.

Holy Child College of Davao bested Jose Maria Colleges, 86-54 to top the Passerelle Division anchored by Most Valuable Player awardee Kyle Jamora’s 15 points and backed by Chucky Pacifico’s 13 baskets. The Jacinto-based Reds coached by Tating Sorrosa and Roger Rabago took a 21-13 start and never looked back to seal the win anchored by its much-taller roster.

The Reds which will represent the city in the coming Mindanao Finals set this November 11 and 12 still at the Fil Oil Flying V RMC Arena are also composed of Roy Antalan, Nathaniel Ligesan, Anscar Mamac, James Dean Belicario, Rysan Villasenda, Jancurt Lobo, Brian Entero, Roldreic Boroegue, Alexander Tila, Yaseen Dataya, Francis Corpuz, Norman Mayola and Roldz Perez.

Jose Maria Colleges which was led by Gilmart Longno’s 11 points on a losing effort settled for the first runner-up honors while Ateneo de Davao University wound-up third on top off Assumption College of Davao.

Despite its loss, Jose Maria Colleges brought home the prestigious Sportsmanship Award as based on team effort and team follower’s behavior.

Ateneo de Davao University scored its back-to-back SBP division title on a 77-61 victory over Holy Child College of Davao and a trip to the Mindanao Finals.

Ateneo’s all-around guard Czarlou “Uno” Salvador led the Blue Knights with 25 points and was named as Most Valuable Player. He got help from Kurt Tumulak and Nathan Oribello who finished with 14 and 11 markers, respectively.

Also comprising the Harry Hipolito/Frankie Argoncillo coached Blue Knights are Julian Garcia, Arthur Katigbak, Justin Cruz, Jose Garcia, Tristan Bibay, John Tantajo, Joaquin Mercado, John Paul Alladin, Andre Cayoca, Jethro Andrion, Al-Zaki Sangki and Samuel Torres.

Presented by Milo Best Center and Rain or Shine, tournament director Michael Chad Bouffard awarded the winners with their respective trophies after the games which included Precious International School of Davao and Assumption College of Davao which wound-up third and fourth places in the SBP class.

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