TRMH-De LaSalle Green Archers head cast in Araw hoop

THE ROYAL Mandaya Hotel-De LaSalle Green Archers will head the six-team cast of the 2017 Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Araw ng Dabaw Commercial Invitational basketball tournament which tips off in grand rites this March 23 to 26 at the Davao City Recreation Center (Almendras gym).

The Royal Mandaya Hotel-De LaSalle Green Archers are the defending champs in the annual league sanctioned by the SBP-XI chapter which is part of the 2017 Araw ng Dabaw celebration. Contesting their aim for back-to-back crowns are Montana Pawnshop Davao, PACMAN Warriors, Malacanang Kamao, University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons and the National University Bulldogs.

The tournament will follow the two-bracket format single elimination round with the winner-take-all finals to be played on the league’s final day, March 26. The champion team will get P100,000 while the first and second runners-up will bring home P60,000 and P40,000, respectively. The third runner-up will get P30,000 and the fourth runner-up P20,000, in that order. P5,000 will also be given to the tournament Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Best Coach.

The Royal Mandaya Hotel-De LaSalle will parade its cast having Justine Baltazar, Andrei Caracut, Mark Dyke, Jose Go, Andrew Langston, Aljun Melecio, Kid Montalbo, Brent Paraiso, Jason Perkins, Rashleigh-Paolo Rivero, Ricci-Paolo Rivero, Julian Sargent, Thomas Torres and Abu Tratter with headcoach Aldin Ayo and Miguel Solitaria as assistant.

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