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gameface_one
08-20-2007, 08:04 AM
Milo’s grassroots cagefests on
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BASKETBALL FEVER in the provinces intensified as the 22nd season of the MILO-sponsored Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP)-Passerelle got underway in three more areas.


Bacolod and Iloilo started hostilities at Negros Occidental Multi Purpose Gym and ICCHS Gym last Saturday, while Pampanga will host on Aug. 25 at the Don Bosco .

On Sept. 1, it will be the turn of Baguio at Eastern College Gym and Cebu at Sacred Heart School gym. Come Sept. 8, Lucena at the Enverga Gym will unleash cagers raring to begin their campaign in the prestigious league where teams compete to progress to the regional and national finals.

Showcasing participants in the 9-11 and 12-14 age groups the MILO-sponsored SBP-Passerelle gathers the country’s top elementary and high school team to compete in a competitive yet warm atmosphere that hones their skills and celebrates sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie.

Stakes are higher this year as the top performers will get a chance to qualify for the Philippine Olympic Youth Festival to be held this September in line with the country’s three-year build-up for the inaugural Youth Olympics in 2010.

A breeding ground of champions, the SBP-Passerelle is part of the continuing commitment of Milo to promote sports in the grassroots level and develop the country’s next generation of basketball heroes.

Games in Bacolod, Pampanga and Lucena will be played every Saturday and Sunday.

gameface_one
10-02-2007, 07:00 AM
Xavier captures Passerelle title
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XAVIER SCHOOL held off a fiery rally by Ateneo de Manila to win 60-57 and capture the Passerelle crown Sunday in the 2007 Milo-sponsored BEST Center SBP/Passerelle tournament at Xavier’s Jacinto Tiu competition court.


Jose Antonio Manuel sank a long jumper with only 15.2 second left to give Xavier a 60-56 lead which the Ateneans failed to overcome as they managed only one free throw after missing several attempts.

Ateneo avenged its defeat later by bagging the SBP (Small Basketeers Philippines) title at the expense of last year’s winner La Salle Greenhills, 84-53.

Ahead only by three point after the first quarter, the Ateneans blew the contest wide open in the next canto to take a commanding 46-26 lead at the turn.

Ateneo continued its fiery offensive behind Antonio Asistio, who scored 11 of his 13 points in the third, to seal the La Sallites’ doon.

La Salle Greenhills and Xavier hurdled their rivals to take third in Passerelle and SBP, respectively. La Salle ripped De La Salle Zobel, 70-56, while Xavier toppled San Beda, 51-44.

Kevin John Ong Lim of Xavier and Nichael Jay Javelosa of Ateneo were adjudged most valuable players in the Passerelle and SBP divisions, respectively.

amdgc82
11-04-2007, 06:08 AM
AGS Blue Eaglets are SBP champions
date posted: 2007-10-02 13:45:02

2007 SBP Championship

September 30, 2007
Xavier School
Greenhills, San Juan

Ateneo dominated La Salle, 84-53, in the MILO-BEST Small Basketeers of the Philippines championship game which crowned the Ateneo Grade School Blue Eaglets as the National Capital Region champions.

The Blue Eaglets and the Archers faced each other for the second consecutive year to dispute the NCR crown of the SBP. This year, however, the Blue Eaglets emerged on top as they clearly dominated the Archers, even erecting a 40-point advantage in the third quarter. The Blue Eaglets banked on the impressive talents of tournament MVP Jay Javelosa, Paolo Quiogue, Anton Asistio, Mark Gamboa and Mio Puno to bring back the crown to Ateneo .

The Marc Bautista-mentored Ateneo-SBP team, considered as a powerhouse in the age group based tournament, will represent NCR in the national finals to be held in Iloilo City on the second week of November. According to Bautista, the Blue Eaglets have a great chance of being crowned national champions with the lineup that he has and hopes that the team can continue playing with a high confidence level and teamwork to get the crown for Ateneo in the nationals.

The members of the team are: Jay Javelosa, Sheik Cariño, Thirdy Ravena, Mathew Nieto, Anton Asistio, Enzo Joson, Jeo Consunji, Archie Bocalbos, Aaron Black, Mio Puno, Mark Gamboa, Michael Nieto, Miguel Nitorreda, Paolo Quiogue and Juster Madamba.

Meanwhile, the Ateneo Passerelle Team, under coach Ron Camara, finished second to the Xavier School Stallions in their final matchup. The Stallions managed to squeak past the Blue Eaglets, 60-56, in a tightly contested ballgame, banking on their homecourt advantage and court familiarity and cohesive play to earn the right to represent the National Capital Region in the national finals of the Passerelle division of the MILO-BEST tournament.

amdgc82
11-04-2007, 06:09 AM
SJI drubs USLS, bags Milo crowns
BY CEDELF TUPAS
The Visayan Daily Star
Thursday, October 11, 2007

St. John's Institute swept the two crowns at stake in the provincial eliminations of the Milo-Best Basketball Tournament at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center in Bacolod City.

SJI seized the SBP title for the third straight year, before winning the passarelle crown at the expense of rival University of St. La Salle Sunday, a press release from organizers said.

Despite the absence of Kenneth De Leon due to an injury, the SJI cagers pulled off a 60-50 victory with MVP Mark Kho leading the way with 10 points and Emilio Japzon scoring 8.

It was sweet revenge for SJI, which lost its crown to La Salle in the NOPSSCEA elementary basketball finals early this month.

Relying on torrid outside shooting, SJI dethroned reigning champion USLS in the passerelle division with an 84-76 triumph.

Ramon Khey keyed the victory with 25 points, while big man Charles Del Castillo added 17 points as SJI proved its elimination-round win was no fluke. Adding strength to SJI's bid was Allen Dionela, who was adjudged MVP.
The SJI squads will represent the province in the regional finals scheduled Nov. 3-4, 2007 in Bacolod.

Pacing USLS' effort in the SBP finals was Christian Maravilla with 17 points. Patrick Lopingco poured 17 points, while Jovito Sayson added 13 for La Salle's passerelle squad.*

amdgc82
11-04-2007, 06:13 AM
Ateneo, Holy Child top Milo cagefest
Journal online
October 30, 2007 05:34 PM Tuesday

DAVAO CITY -- Two local schools -- Ateneo and Holy Child -- scored contrasting victories to emerge Mindanao regional champions in the Milo BEST Passerelle/SBP basketball tournament at the Montana gym here.
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Ateneo nosed out Sacred Heart, 35-33, after blowing a 12-point halftime lead to capture the SBP title, while Holy Child waxed hot from the start to whip Cagayan de Oro’s Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori, 82-70, to rule the Passerelle competition.
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Claret School of Zamboanga and Ateneo de Zamboanga finished third in the SBP and Passerelle levels, respectively.* The two teams also earned the Sportsmanship award in their respective divisions.
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The champions qualified for the national finals of the country’s biggest and most prestigious youth cagefest.
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The tourney was organized by Davao’s Wogie Alicante, with Rolly Omampo and Monica Jorge as commissioner and assistant commissioner, respectively.

The scores:

Ateneo (35) - Jos Aguilon 8, Abude 8, Sabatin 4, Rosil 4, Jer Aguilon 4, Dulay 3, Reyes 2, Yu 2, Gayatin 0, Halasan 0, Bulseco 0, Batilo 0, Bonleon 0, Tateishi 0, Maspinas 0
Sacred Heart (33) - Macadamag 6, Nueva 6, Baltazar 6, Dablo 5, Baltazar 4, Dacar 4, Acera 2, Pabito 0, Duo 0, Antonio 0, Macabodbod 0, Casino 0, Leandicho 0, Gallardo 0, Nemenzo 0
Halftime: 20-8
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Holy Child (82) - Amer 19, Abatayo 12, Malanday 12, Nayve 9, Manog 6, Delfinado 6, Villacorta 5, Morayda 5, Olayon 3, Bonleon 2, Ybalio 2, Mejos 1, Santos 0, Zosa 0, Sumalinog 0
Sacred Heart (70) �" Jabagat 24, Tayongyong 9, Paredes 8, Jalalon 8, Abaday 8, Protacio 7, A. Neri 5, Sara 2, Castro 2, Bucag 0, Nambatoc 0, E. Nerio 0, Luib 0, Villondo 0, Catipay 0
Halftime: 45-34

amdgc82
11-04-2007, 06:14 AM
SHS-J eyes Milo BEST nat’l finals
By Caecent No-ot Magsumbol
The Freeman
Saturday, November 3, 2007

Sacred Heart School-Jesuit eyes the national finals when it competes in the MILO Basketball Efficiency Scientific Training (BEST) Regional finals at West Negros College in Bacolod City today.

SHS-J represents Cebu in both divisions - the Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP) and the passerelle - following its double victory in the Cebu elimination.

The team hopes to beat two others and represent the Visayas in the national finals. Last year, Cebu went home empty-handed after the University of San Carlos missed the finals after a controversial formula was used in breaking a three-way tie.

This year, SHS-J will rely on Cebu’s MVP Ray Daniel Abbu, Adrian Marvin Muller, Anton Araw-araw, Anton Chua, Dave Luy, Xavier Catan, Jarek Mercado, Jurome Saceda, Arc Araw-araw, Beau Fernando, Patrick Go, Alexander Lim, Izak Kiefer Lim, Aaron Sing and Dave Yu to capture the SBP title.

In the passerelle division, SHS-J has Justin Dela Cruz, Alexter Tecson, Gabe Branzuela, Jasper Diaz, Jerry Seno, Joseph Zozobrado, Raymund Mangubat, Rene Sta. Maria, Vann Alicias, Guilbert Purcia Jr., Grelan Tagaloguin, Aljun Villarias, Jay Dela Cruz, Justin Yu and Joseph Roma.

Defending champion Iloilo depends on Ateneo de Iloilo for the SBP tournament and Iloilo Commercial Central High School in passerelle.

Host Bacolod is pinning its hope on St. John Institute for both the SBP and passerelle divisions.

amdgc82
11-04-2007, 06:16 AM
SBP, passerelle Visayas tilts on
FALCONS GUN FOR 2 CROWNS
BY CEDELF TUPAS
The Visayan Daily Star
Saturday, November 3, 2007

St. John's Institute guns for two basketball titles this weekend when its high school and elementary basketball teams see action in the Milo SBP and Passerelle Visayas finals at the West Negros College Gym in Bacolod City .

The schedules of the games had yet to be determined as of press deadline pending the draw slated late yesterday.

The Falcons, who ruled the SBP provincial eliminations with a repeat victory over the University of St. La Salle in the finals, will go up against Ateneo De Iloilo and Sacred Heart School of Cebu City in their division.

SJI coach Arvin Gustilo expressed optimism of a strong showing for his team, which finished third last year.

Gustilo said he remains upbeat despite the injury to top gun Kenneth De Leon, who is still practicing with the team with an injured finger.

Gustilo will also lean on Joshua Chua, Joshua Co, Emilio Japson, Julian Yusay and Zoey Pandan for offensive firepower and defensive strength.

Mentored by Elvis Atinado, SJI will also have its hands full in the passerelle division, where it will collide with powerhouse Iloilo Commercial Central High School and Cebu-based Sacred Heart.

SJI dethroned USLS to qualify in the passerelle division with Ramon Khey, Charles Del Castillo and provincial MVP Allen Dionela, spearheading the charge. *CPT

amdgc82
11-04-2007, 06:21 AM
Sacred Heart SBP, Paserelle teams book finals seats in Milo Best Regional tilt
Sunstar Cebu
Sunday, November 04, 2007

AFTER last year’s ugly experience, the two teams of Sacred Heart School-Jesuit Eagles are close to reversing it as both the Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP) and Paserelle squads book seats to the final round of the regional championships of the Milo Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training yesterday in Bacolod City.

The two SHS-J squads, however, took different paths to the title round with the younger SBP team moving to the finals with relative ease after sweeping all of its assignments. The Paserelle troop, on the other hand, had a tough time before taking the finals slot.

Last year, Cebu, which was represented by University of San Carlos teams, was caught in a fiasco. The Paserelle team lost the chance to fight for the championship when the wrong formula for computing for the quotient was used. In all the confusion, their SBP counterparts were demoralized and also lost their championship.

That fiasco resulted to the absence of a Cebu team in the national finals.

Change

This just might change this year as both teams made it to the final round without going through the hassles USC went through last year.

In the SBP action, SHS-J first defeated St. John Institute of Bacolod, 59-29, and later trounced Ateneo de Iloilo, 52-42.

Milo Best Cebu’s franchise holder Mar Cabahug said Adrian Marvin Mueller dictated the tempo of all of SHS-J’s games.

The team leaned on the monster performances of the trio of Mueller and Alexander and Izak Kiefer Lim to advance to the final round with a clean 2-0 win-loss slate and will be facing the winner of the match between St. John and Ateneo de Iloilo, which was still going at it at press time yesterday.

First setback

Meanwhile, the Paserelle team survived a first game setback to still join the final round. SHS-J lost to Iloilo Central Commercial High School (ICCH), 63-55, but made up for it when it won its afternoon assignment, 74-56, over St. John Institute of Bacolod.

The Pasarelle Eagles were playing one man short as they went to Bacolod with only 14 players. Under the Milo BEST rules, this will mean that one quarter of the game will be played with only four players.

SHS-J may have lost to Iloilo in their first match-up, but it will not be such a hard task for the Eagles today when they face off again. In their game yesterday, the Eagles controlled most part of the game and even lead in double digits. It was only in the fourth quarter, when Iloilo sent in its toughest five, that it managed to pull away down the stretch to win.

The regional champions will represent Central Visayas in the national finals later this month. (MCB)

amdgc82
11-04-2007, 06:22 AM
SHS-J teams on to Visayas finals
The Freeman
Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Sacred Heart School-Jesuit teams barged into the championship of the 2007 Milo Basketball Efficiency Scientific Traning (BEST) Regional finals at the West Negros College in Bacolod City yesterday.

The young Cebuano cagers swept their two games in the Small Basketeers of the Philippines division while its pasarelle team sneaked into the finals after finishing the elimination round with a 1-1 slate.

SHS-J was all business in outplaying St. John Institute of Bacolod, 59-29, for its first win, then beat defending champion Ateneo de Iloilo, 52-42.

Adrian Marvin Muiller carried most of the load in SHS-J’s twin victories.

The team will play the winner of the game between Bacolod and Iloilo for the final, with the winner earning the right to represent Visayas in the national finals set for November 16-18 in Iloilo City.

SHS-J lost to Iloilo Chinese Commercial High School 63-55 in the elimination round of the pasarelle division, and then bounced back in time to beat St. John Institute of Bacolod, 74-56.

With its win against Bacolod, SHS-J will play Iloilo for the championship and tries to avenge its loss to the same squad earlier.

The younger SHS-J team hopes to play better this time around. During their first match, the team led 14-2 in the first quarter, only to crumble when Iloilo started to rally. — Caecent No-ot Magsumbol

amdgc82
11-05-2007, 05:23 AM
SHS-Jesuits’ Muller rallies team in Milo Best
Sunstar Cebu
Monday, November 05, 2007


ADRIAN Marvin Muller, an up-and-coming basketball wonder of the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit small basketeers squad, played the role of hardcourt hero as he lifted the team to snagging a berth to the national finals of the Milo Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best).

Muller’s heroics, combined with that of his teammates’ early game surge, powered the SHS-Jesuits to an emphatic 59-43 win over Ateneo de Iloilo in the championship match of the regional finals of Milo Best yesterday in Bacolod City.

Muller, who had strutted his wares in all their matches in Bacolod, wound up with a game-high 16 points for the team.

Opening strategy

The SHS-J squad of coach Bon Rosito made sure that the team will make the first blow. With stifling defense partnered with their seamless shooters led by Aaron Sing, the Eagles managed to dash to an early 13-8 lead in the first period. Sing scored six points in the opening canto and was responsible for the team’s lead in this period.

In the second period, Muller was fielded in and it was then that the annihilation of Ateneo de Iloilo started.

Muller scored eight of the team’s 13-point production in this period to virtually take the team to an almost insurmountable lead going into the final half, 25-18.

In the final period, Muller and Izaak Lim finished off their opponents for good as they took turns barraging the basket to seal the final outcome. Lim added 10 points to SHS-J’s haul.

SHS-J’s win puts the pride back into the Cebuanos after Cebu was wiped out in last year’s regional finals for the first time in years.

Important

Iloilo is hungry for a win because it will be hosting the national finals on Nov. 16-18.

Because of this, its paserelle team, Iloilo, hampered a sweep for the Cebuanos as they defeated SHS-J, 69-49.

A tight battle actually transpired in the early goings of the game with the two teams figuring in a deadlock in the first period, 13-all. However, Iloilo pulled away in the second frame, and overpowered the Cebuanos, 20-8, to lead 22-33 going into the final half.

The Eagles were able to edge closer, slicing the lead to a single-digit margin in the third. But a slow fourth quarter run did the Eagles in as they only managed to score nine points compared to its opponents, which broke away with 20 points in the deciding quarter. (MCB)

amdgc82
11-05-2007, 05:26 AM
SHS-J SBP Team wins Milo BEST Visayas finals
Monday, November 5, 2007
The Freeman

You can’t win ‘em all in your first try. This had to be the lesson of the day for the two Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (SHS-J) teams that won a championship and placed second in another at the Visayas Regional Finals of the Milo BEST Basketball Tournament in Bacolod yesterday.

The younger SHS-J SBP team won the SBP championship with a 59-43 win over Ateneo de Iloilo. Their elder undermanned Pasarelle counterparts, however, fell to Iloilo Chinese Comprehensive High School (ICCHS), 49-69, in the title game.

Yesterday’s win of the SHS-J’s SBP team capped an undefeated run over the weekend including two wins in the elimination round Saturday. The other team in the three-team Visayas finals was St. John’s Institute of Bacolod.

SHS-J took a five-point lead in the first quarter, increased it to 25-18 at the half and repulsed every rally that Ateneo de Iloilo tried to mount.*

Arvin Adrian Marvin Muller led the Eagles with 16 points. Izak Kiefer Lim added 10.

Up next for the SBP team is the national finals set for November 16-18 in Iloilo City. The SBP division is for players between the ages of 12 and below; the Pasarelle division is for players between 13-14 years old.

The Visayas Regional finals of the Milo BEST tournament featured various Visayas champions from Cebu, Negros and Iloilo. SHS-J, SJI (Bacolod) and Ateneo de Iloilo were the SBP teams. Teams in the Pasarelle division were SHS-J, SJI (Bacolod) and ICCHS (Iloilo).

Box scores:

SHS-J (59)- Muller 16, I. Lim 10, Sing 6, Abbu 6, Fernando 4, A. Araw-araw 4, Go 4, Catan 3, D. Yu 2, Arc. Araw-araw 2, Chua 2

Ateneo de Iloilo (43)-Augus 7, Go 7, Lopez 6, Cadiena 5, Cercado 4, Alhambra 4, Tan 2, Nunal 2, Mallare 2, Valencia 2, Porras 1, Hechanova 1. Halftime: 25-18. (Ric Navarro and Caecent No-ot Magsumbol)

amdgc82
11-05-2007, 01:36 PM
ICCHS, Sacred Heart bring home cage titles
BY CEDELF TUPAS
The Visayan Daily Star
Saturday, November 5, 2007

Bacolod cager Rafael Melocoton fired 13 points to help Iloilo Commercial Central High School hack out a 69-49 victory over Cebu-based Sacred Heart School yesterday in the finals of the Milo passarelle Visayas tournament at the West Negros College Gym in Bacolod City .

Scoreless in the win against St. John's Institute, the former University of St. La Salle-Integrated School standout stepped up and joined forces with Orly John Pelopero to finish off the Cebu cagers, who advanced to the finals of the 15-Under tournament at the expense of SJI.

Pelopero, a 6-foot-3 player, boosted ICCHS with 17 points, including 13 in the second period, where the Ilonggos pulled away for good.

“We took this tournament very seriously and we achieved our mission,” ICCHS coach Vincent Conlu, who used to play college ball for the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos , before transferring to Far Eastern University, said.

Sacred Heart bagged the SBP crown with a 59-43 conquest of Ateneo De Iloilo.

The SJI squads, the Negros Occidental provincial elimination winners, were unable to grab a win in each of their two games and settled for third place finishes in both the SBP and passarelle divisions.

ICCHS, whose alumni includes PBA MVP James Yap, Ken Bono, Roel Hugnatan and Leo Canuday, actually swept its three games in the tournament.

The Ilonggos posted a 63-55 triumph over Sacred Heart in the preliminary round Saturday, before routing St. John's, 73-54.

“There were opening jitters and the players had to adapt that's why we struggled against Sacred Heart in the first game,” said Conlu, whose team trailed by 13 points with 7 minutes remaining, before unleashing a searing run to snatch victory.

The champions will represent the Visayas in the national finals on Nov. 17-18 in Iloilo City . Already qualified in the passarelle division are Xavier School and Holy Child of Davao.

Other members of the ICCHS squad are Eli Lim, Jacob Lee, Martin Kim Posadas, Marvin Gaitan, Matthew Lopez, Ryan Coo, John Henry Nograles, CJ Maverick Vargas, Geceel Palmes, Lanz Nathaniel Govel, Robert Ryan Chu and Hero Tomilloso. *CPT

amdgc82
11-11-2007, 05:01 AM
SHS-J on a mission
BLEACHER TALK By Rico S. Navarro
The Freeman
Sunday, November 11, 2007

As most of us were enjoying the luxury of a double whammy long weekend last week, two teams of the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (SHS-J) quietly slipped out of Cebu and headed to Bacolod to compete in the Visayas Regional Finals of the Milo BEST Basketball Tournament.

The minor surprise that might have jolted students and the local Cebu basketball world enjoying the sem break was the fact that the Eagles were the ones representing Cebu at the Milo BEST Visayas Finals. SHS-J going to the regional finals hasn’t been the norm and has in fact been a first for the school. University of San Carlos (USC) North and South have always been Cebu’s representatives to this tournament as they’ve dominated the Cebu scene for the Pasarelle (13-14 years old) and SBP (12 & under) age groups for the past decade.

But could there be a changing of the guard? Is it SHS-J’s time to shine? For the first time after seven years, SHS-J scored a double championship in the Milo BEST Cebu tournament by bagging the championship of both the Pasarelle and SBP age groups. This was the school’s ticket to go to Bacolod last weekend, and they came home last Monday with wide grins on their faces. The SBP team won the Visayas championship while the Pasarelle team took second place despite playing with a one-man handicap.

The SBP championship gives the Eagles a second trip outside Cebu, this time to the Milo BEST Basketball Tournament national finals which will be held in Iloilo from November 16-18 (next weekend). After years of being a nobody in the youth basketball scene, SHS-J is suddenly going to the national finals to face off against the best of the other regions. While winning the Cebu tournament was already an achievement, the Visayas championships and the trip to the national finals is turning out to be a most welcome icing on the cake for a school that has never been known to be a basketball power. It was the “wishful thinking” scenario that many (including this writer) were looking for when USC stretched UV to a rubber match in the recent CESAFI finals.

The Visayas championship may not totally erase SHS-J’s being a nobody in the basketball scene, but it at least pulls the school out of local basketball’s shadows. This will also create a ripple effect that will have an impact not only on SHS-J, but also on other schools whose basketball programs are not yet that fully-developed. Schools will now think that if SHS-J can do it, they can do it, too.

But doing it has not been exactly an easy task. The key success factor that produced this championship was the team effort that the school, coaches and parents put into the basketball program. The commitment of all sides was crucial in ensuring that SHS-J’s basketball program would succeed. Under the leadership of businessman Perry Lim, the team’s parents committed to provide the team with the crucial logistical needs and resources that the school couldn’t provide.

After parents took care of their part of the program, the coaching staff led by Rommel Rasmo and Von Rosito did their share by whipping the players into championship caliber squads. Practice was hard. Kids were stretched to the limits. And some parents may not have understood why all this had to be done. But in the end, the fruits of all the hardships have been produced. SHS-J’s trip to the national finals is already an over-achievement and any win next weekend will be an added bonus to this year’s achievements.

But what happens next? This achievement is going to do two things. First, you can expect basketball activity to pick up in SHS-J. Championships always bring out the interest of kids who never thought much about their school’s basketball program. The school’s other sports programs will also learn from basketball’s achievements and will find ways to duplicate the feat.

The other ripple effect that will be wider in terms of impact will be the recharging of interest of the other schools that were beaten by SHS-J. You can bet that USC North, USC South, UC, USPF and Don Bosco will go out and prove that SHSJ is just a one-hit wonder. And the longer and more productive impact of all these is that Cebu Basketball’s future is secure and sure to improve. Not many people are aware that many of today’s top players at both the local and national level are products of the BEST tournaments and clinics.

You might think that SHS-J’s win is just a minor beep on Cebu’s basketball radar. I see it making an ever bigger impact on the basketball scene. And it’s all positive. The Jesuits might not even be aware of it, but as the school scores this achievement, they’re already doing something big for others.

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Time-out: Happy birthday to Delo Mingo who just turned 25. Wishing you all the best!

You can reach me at bleachertalk@yahoo.com

amdgc82
11-12-2007, 05:52 AM
Don Bosco sa Luzon SBP, Passarelle finals*
People's Taliba
November 12, 2007 Monday

BAGUIO CITY -- Winalis ng Don Bosco Academy of Pampanga ang kanilang elimination assignments upang umabante sa SBP (Small Basketeers Philippines) at Passerelle championships ng BEST Center Luzon youth basketball regional finals sa Easter College gym dito.
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Magtatangka ang Bosconians sa SBP title laban sa Pangasinan’s St. John’s Cathedral at sa Passerelle crown kontra sa Lucena’s International School for Better Beginnings.
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Dinurog ng Don Bosco ang St. Louis University Laboratory Elementary School, 59-44, at pinadapa ang International School for Better Beginnings, 51-44, sa SBP level at ginapi ang* Baguio City National High, 83-77, sa overtime at ang St. John’s Cathedral, 76-71, sa Passerelle group.
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Dinispatsa ng St. John’s ang St. Louis, 74-48, at ISBB, 67-37, upang kunin ang isa pang SBP final slot.
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Ang final games ay nilalaro hanggang presstime kahapon. Ang mga magwawagi ay uusad sa national finals, kasama ang Visayas at Mindanao champions.

Iskor:

Passerelle
Don Bosco (83) - Jim Mallari 19, Jan Mallari 14, Mendiola 13, Gozun 8. Vestil 8, Lacsamana 6, Ramos 5, Nagun 4, Soto 2, Ocampo 2, Buan 2, De Jesus 1, Rabino 1, Aurelio 0
Baguio City NHS (77) - Chavez 25, Baltazar 16, Banta 12, Trinidad 8, Opena 6, Manjit 4, Tolentino 3, Gumuwang 2, Artigas 2, Dumling 1, Layug 0, Guillem 0, Abellanosa 0, Kitong 0, Cosalan 0
Halftime: 40-39; Reg. 70-all
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SBP
Don Bosco (51) - J. Santos 18, Selum 15, K. Santos 6, Canlas 4, D. Mallari 2, Castillo 2, Nucup 2, Manio 2, Albayalde 0, Velasquez 0, Tiqui 0, K. Albayalde 0, Jocson 0, G. Castillo 0
ISBB (44) - Glorioso 8, Soriano 6, Ramilo 6, Verzo 5, Cuerdo 4, Parcon 4, Aranilla 2, Pesigan 2, Andeson 2, Alcala 2, Laureano 2, Rubio 1, Arolfo 0, Bryce Bunyi 0, Bryeo Bunyi 0
Halftime: 22-27

amdgc82
11-13-2007, 06:03 AM
Don Bosco, St. John rule Luzon youth cagefest*
People's Journal
November 13, 2007 Tuesday*

BAGUIO CITY – Pampanga’s Don Bosco Academy and Pangasinan’s St. John’s Cathedral outsteadied their respective rivals to emerge Passerelle and SBP champions, respectively, in the BEST Center Luzon youth basketball regional finals Sunday at the Easter College gym here.
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The Bosconians toppled Lucena’s International School for Better Beginnings, 63-59, while St. John subdued Don Bosco, 73-66, after leading by 14 (40-26) at halftime.
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Baguio City National High and ISBB clinched third in the Passerelle and SBP divisions, respectively.
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The Sportsmanship Award went to Baguio City National High (Passerelle) and St. Louis Laboratory Elementary School (SBP).
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The champions advanced to the national finals together with the winners of the Visayas and Mindanao regional finals.
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The scores:

Passerelle
Don Bosco (63) – Aurelio 20, Jim Mallari 8, De Jesus 6, Mendoza 6, Gozun 5, Laxamana 5, Rabino 4, Nagun 4, Ramos 3, Serrano 2, Soto 0, Mallari 0, Vestil 0, Buan 0, Ocampo 0
ISBB (59) – Pesigan 23, Pate 9, Suzuki 8, Cruz 5, Balderosa 4, Salvacion 2, Veluya 2, Labirua 2, Mapaye 2, Marquez 1, Rensali 1, Placia 0, Oreto 0, Dy 0, Reyes 0
Halftime: 18-16
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SBP
St. John (73) – Torio 23, Manalese 22, Dolormente 8, Agustin 6, Claveria 6, J. Padilla 4, Olasiman 2, Cabarlo 2, Begenio 0, K. Padilla 0, Zulueta 0, Cuison 0, Cano 0, Prado 0, Aquino 0
Don Bosco (66) – Jos Santos 17, Kean Santos 14, Selom 11, Ian Castillo 7, Velasquez 4, Canlas 4, Deryck Mallari 3, Kendrick Albayalde 2, Del Rosario 2, Nucup 2, Tiqui 0, Manio 0, Kenneth Albayalde 0, Manio 0, Jocson 0, Gian Castillo 0
Halftime: 40-26

amdgc82
11-17-2007, 12:51 AM
SHS-J starts Milo campaign
Sunstar Cebu
Saturday, November 17, 2007

THE Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (SHS-J) small basketeers Eagles will be facing its toughest challenge as they join the battle today for the national crown of the Milo Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) at the Ilo-ilo Sports Complex.

This will be the first time SHS-J competes for the national crown in Milo. The team won in the regional finals earlier this month with a lopsided 59-43 win over Ateneo de Ilo-ilo in Bacolod City.

While winning the regional title was easy for the Eagles, it won’t be as easy in the nationals as the team will be meeting resistance from other regional winners: Ateneo de Davao of Mindanao, Ateneo de Manila from NCR and St. John of Pangasinan of Luzon.

Adrian Marvin Muller, who steered the team to victories in the regional finals, is again expected to lead SHS-J’s charge.

Giving the necessary assistance will be Aaron Sing, who led the SHS-J’s scoring in the first period of their championship match in the regionals. Izaak Lim will also be there for SHS-J. Lim was the dominant figure in the final period in their successful championship over Ilo-ilo.

The other members of the SBP squad are Most Valuable Player Ray Daniel Abbu, Anton Araw-araw, Anton Chua, Dave Luy, Xavier Catan, Jarek Mercado, Jurome Saceda, Arc Araw-araw, Beau Fernando, Patrick Go, Alexander Lim and Dave Yu.

Being a developmental competition, all team members will get a chance to play. Players are given an entire quarter to play. In the final period, the coach can then field his choice of players.

SHS-J’s paserelle team made it to the regional finals, but bombed out in the hunt for the national title after losing to Ilo-ilo in the regional championship. (MCB)

amdgc82
11-18-2007, 06:20 AM
SHS-J splits first two matches in Milo Best National Finals
Sunstar Cebu
Sunday, November 18, 2007

THE Sacred Heart School Jesuits Eagles split their assignments in the first day of the Milo Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training national finals yesterday in Iloilo City.

The Eagles sailed through their first task and defeated St. John School Pangasinan, 65-42, but blundered their second game and bowed to defending champion Ateneo de Davao, 51-43.

Because of this, the Eagles, which had an unbeaten run in the regional finals, need to win against Ateneo de Manila today to keep their championship bid alive.

If they lose to Ateneo de Manila, they will be tied with Davao and will have to settle for the battle for third.

If they win against Manila, the Eagles will be in a triple tie with Manila and St. John.

Qoutient

“If it is a triple tie, when we calculate for the quotient, Cebu will possibly advance to the championship against Manila because of their high-scoring first game,” Milo Best Cebu franchise holder Mar Cabahug said.

In their first game, Sacred Heart leaned on the early scoring splurge of Aaron Sing to nail its first victory. Sing scored eight of his 10 points in the first period to lead the team to a 19-8 run.

Instead of recovering, St. John continued to slide as it only managed to score four points in the second period, while SHS-J’s main protagonist, Adrian Muller, was in control and scored all of his eight points in the quarter.

In the third, it was Patrick Go and Cebu elimination leg MVP Ray Daniel Abbu’s turn to take the limelight. Go and Abbu paced this period as they combined for 12 points.

The Eagles were already pulling away for good and already led 54-18 and merely toyed with St. John in the final period. They allowed their opponents to score 22, but with the lead they built up, it was impossible for St. John to snatch the win.

Unfortunately, it seems SHS-J’s energy was exhausted in their first game and they had very little left in their loss to the defending champion. (MCB)

amdgc82
11-18-2007, 06:50 AM
BEST SBP-Passerelle national finals on
The Manila Times
Sunday, November 18, 2007

The country’s best young cagers from Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao dispute top honors in the national finals of the 22nd BEST Center SBP-Passerelle tournament which kicked off Saturday at the Iloilo Sports Complex, Iloilo City.

Competing in the SBP division for 9 to 11 years old are regional titlists Ateneo de Manila University (Manila), St. John Cathedral School (Luzon), Sacred Heart School–Jesuit (Visayas) and Ateneo de Davao University (Mindanao).

Seeing action in the Passerelle (12 to 14 years old) are regional winners Xavier School (Manila), Don Bosco Academy Pampanga (Luzon), Iloilo Central Commercial High School (Visayas) and Holy Child (Mindanao).

The long-running BEST Center SBP-Passerelle gathers top elementary and high school teams to compete in a competitive yet warm atmosphere that hones their skills and celebrates sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie. It is held as part of the continuing commitment of MILO to promote sports in the grassroots level and develop the country’s next generation of cage heroes.

amdgc82
11-19-2007, 05:16 AM
Eagles plummet after Admu shot makes ugly turn
Sunstar Cebu
Monday, November 19, 2007

THE Sacred Heart School Jesuit Eagles fell short in their bid to take home the national title of the Milo Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) small basketeers division after bowing to Ateneo de Manila University (Admu), 41-66, yesterday in Iloilo City.

Before the final round, the Eagles clobbered the Ateneans in their morning game, 52-43, which placed SHS-J and Ateneo de Manila on three-way deadlock with Ateneo de Davao. When the quotient was computed, the Cebuanos came out on top forging a championship showdown with Admu.

Twist

Things took an ugly turn in the championship round as the Eagles lost steam. Unlike their usual high-scoring first period, the SHS-J squad was reduced to scoring just two points in the first period, courtesy of Arc Arawaraw.

“They were not able to hold off Admu in the first period, which ultimately led to their loss,” said Milo Best Cebu franchise holder Mar Cabahug.

In the first period, Admu, still seething from their loss in the morning opened fire in the early period as they scored 26 markers, which paved the way for the win.

Redemption

The Cebuanos could no longer recover in the second period as usual protagonists Kiefer Lim and Adrian Muller had a lot of ground to cover as Ateneo maintained a 20-point margin towards the final whistle.

“This just proves that the ball is round and anything could happen. At first we won over them and the next thing we knew, they were the ones winning,” said Cabahug. “We could try again next year,” he added. (MCB)

amdgc82
11-19-2007, 05:27 AM
Xavier School, Holy Child dispute Passerelle title*
People's Tonight
November 19, 2007 Monday

ILOILO CITY – Xavier School and Holy Child School of Davao hurdled their respective assignments to arrange a showdown for the Passerelle title in the Milo-sponsored 2007 BEST Center SBP/Passerelle national finals at the Iloilo Sports Complex here.
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Xavier, the reigning NCR champion, downed Don Bosco Academy, 79-53, and proceeded to beat Iloilo Central Commercial High School, 75-66, to book the first final seat.
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Jeron Teng made the difference for the Stallions from Greenhills against Iloilo, pouring in 16 of his 18 points in the opening frame.
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Holy Child, on the other hand, routed Don Bosco, 82-60, after blowing past ICCHS, 106-84.
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Ateneo de Manila University claimed the first finals slot in the SBP division by thumping sister school Ateneo de Davao, 71-52, and St. John’s Cathedral School, 85-40.
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Ateneo de Davao kept its hopes alive by subduing Sacred Heart School-Jesuit, 51-43. Sacred Heart matched Ateneo de Davao’s 1-1 card with a 65-42 win over St. John’s.

The scores:* *
Xavier (75) – Teng 18, Manuel 11, Tan 9, Lim 6, Vera Cruz 6, Quiaoit 4, Ong 4, Dizon 4, Cabero 4, Dee 3, Sy 2, Chuachock 2, PAtco 2, Chong 0, Ng 0.
ICCHS (66) – Pelopero 15, Gaitan 12, Tomilloso 8, Lee 7, Palmes 6, Vargas 5, Chu 5, Melocoton 4, Lim 2, Lopez 1, Coo 1, Posadas 1, Selavera 0.
Halftime: 42-35.

amdgc82
11-20-2007, 04:04 AM
Ateneo, Holy Child quints bag national titles*
People's Journal
November 20, 2007 Tuesday*

ATENEO de Manila University and Holy Child School of Davao scored lopsided victories to claim the national SBP and Passerelle championships, respectively, in the 2007 Milo-sponsored BEST Center basketball championships Sunday at the Iloilo Sports Complex here.
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Ateneo clobbered Sacred Heart School-Jesuit, 56-41, while Holy Child crushed NCR’s Xavier School, 82-58.
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Mark Gamboa led Ateneo’s balanced attack with eight points, while Alexandre Lim paced SHS-J with 11.
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Bacer Amer powered Holy Child to victory with a game-high 19 points.
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Ateneo de Davao and Iloilo Central Commercial High finished third in the SBP and Passerelle divisions, respectively.* Ateneo whipped St. John’s Cathedral, 52-21, while ICCHS drubbed Don Bosco Academy, 77-60.
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The sportsmanship awards went to Holy Child (Passerelle) and Ateneo de Davao (SBP).

* * The scores:
* * Ateneo (56) – Gamboa 8, M. Nieto 7, Asistio 6, Consunji 6, Puno 6, Javelosa 5, Carino 5, Ravena 4, J. Nieto 4, Nitorreda 2, Quiogue 2, Black 1, Joson 0, Bocalbos 0, Madamba 0
* * Sacred Heart (41) – Lim 11, Araw-araw 8, Go 7, Abbu 7, Muller 4, Araw-araw 2, Fernando 2, Yu 0, Luy 0, Sing 0, Catan 0, Mercado 0, Chua 0, Lim 0, Saceda 0
* * Halftime: 34-14
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ****
* * Holy Child (82) – Amer 19, Abatayo 14, Delfinado 11, Maning 7, Malanday 6, Nayve 5, Sumalinog 5, Mejos 5, Santos 4, Villacorta 3, Bonleon 2, Zosa 1, Alayan 0, Morada 0, Ybalio 0
* * Xavier (58) – Ong 12, Lim 8, Tan 7, Teng 6, Chuachiock 5, Sy 4, Manuel 4, Vera Cruz 4, Ng 4, Dizon 3, Cabero 1, Quiaoit 0, Chieng 0, Patco 0, Dee 0
* * Halftime: 28-26

amdgc82
06-07-2008, 06:34 AM
June 07, 2008 07:13 PM Saturday
Best SBP tourney slated*
www.journal.com.ph

Forty teams have confirmed participation in the 22nd Best* Center SBP/Passerelle Basketball Tournament set to fire off* next month in a couple of venues for its weekend-only games.
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The tournament, started in 1986 by Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) founder and Chairman Nic Jorge, will have 20 squads in each of the Small Basketeers* and Passerelle Divisions.
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Xavier School, the Passerelle champion, expects* tough* competition from runners-up Ateneo de Manila, La* Salle-Greenhills and Dela Salle-Zobel, while Ateneo defends* its SBP titles against LSGH, Xavier and San Beda College.
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Tournament commissioner Rolly Omampo is calling on all* school coaches to attend the organizational meeting at 3 pm* on June 13* at the Quezon City Sports Club in E. Rodriguez, Quezon City to finalize concerns to be raised by the participating schools.
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Joining Omampo in the meeting are assistant commissioners Monica Jorge and King Dalao.
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The 22nd edition of the SBP/Passerelle basketball tournament is part of the Best Center’s celebration of* its 30th founding anniversary. The Best Center was recently* elevated into the Hall of Fame during the prestigious Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Sports Awards* recently.

amdgc82
06-13-2008, 06:32 AM
SBP/Passerelle meeting today
www.mb.com.ph

The pioneering Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (BEST) Center will hold an organizational meeting at 3 p.m. today for the 23rd edition of the Small Basketeers Philippines (SBP)/ Passerelle basketball tournament at the Quezon City Sports Club.

Tournament Commissioner Rolly Omampo said 40 squads will join this year’s tournament, which serves as a developmental event for most graduates of the Milo-sponsored BEST Center clinics founded by former national coach Nic Jorge 30 years ago.

The teams will be divided into two groups each for the SBP and Passerelle events, with Ateneo de Manila out to defend its Small Basketeers crown while Xavier School will be back to guard its Passerelle title.

Jorge’s daughter Monica, who also serves as assistant tournament commissioner along with King Dalao, said La Salle Greenhills and Zobel, San Beda College-Alabang and Don Bosco Technical College of Mandaluyong will also return to the developmental league.

The Best Center was the very first to offer basketball clinics in the country and was recently elevated into the Hall of Fame by the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA). It has since expanded its teaching module to include scientific volleyball.

amdgc82
07-18-2008, 11:19 PM
SBP-Passerelle tourney fires off
07/19/2008
www.tribune.net.ph

A bigger, better Small Basketeers Philippines-Passerelle basketball tournament, organized by the Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) Center, comes off the wraps tomorrow at the San Beda College in Alabang with 33 squads from the country’s leading schools entered.

The Small Basketeers of the Philippines and the Passerelle competitions were developed by Best Center founder and chairman Nic Jorge in 1986 to expose Best Center students to competitions after they have gone through various clinics and rigorous training.

The Milo-sponsored Best Center is the pioneer in basketball clinics in the Philippines and was awarded with the prestigious Hall of Fame trophy by the Philippine Sportswriters Association for being the longest-running youth development program by a private organization.

The twin tournaments, employing a unique format designed by Jorge, allows 15 players in each team. A coach should field in all his players for at least one quarter, with a fresh set of players for each of the first three cantos, to allow the young players equitable exposure in the court.

The coach has the prerogative to mix his players in the fourth quarter.

Teams do not play tournament fees. Each team should have at least five players who have completed a level in the Best Center clinic.

amdgc82
07-19-2008, 06:25 AM
July 19, 2008 07:09 PM Saturday
Best Center’s SBP-Passerelle tourney fires off*
www.journal.com.ph

A bigger, better Small Basketeers Philippines-Passerelle basketball tournament, organized by the Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) Center, starts tomorrow at the San Beda College in Alabang with 33 squads from the country’s leading schools entered.
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The Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP) and the Passerelle competitions were developed by Best Center founder and chairman Nic Jorge in 1986 to expose Best Center students to competitions after they have gone through various clinics and rigorous training.
* *
The Milo-sponsored Best Center is the pioneer in basketball clinics in the Philippines and was awarded with the prestigious Hall of Fame trophy by the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) for being the longest-running youth development program by a private organization.
* *
The twin tournaments, employing a unique format designed by Jorge, allows 15 players in each team. A coach should field in all his players for a least one quarter, with a fresh set of players for each of the first three cantos, to allow the young players equitable exposure in the court.
* * *
“Our programs are geared towards the development of kids who chose basketball for their passion,” Jorge said. “So, after our clinics, we give them the chance of being exposed to the atmosphere of competition. And through the years, we have been proven right as we have developed quite a number of players who have played in the UAAP, NCAA, PBL, PBA and the various national teams.”
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Teams competing in the Passerelle division are: Antipolo Lady of Lourdes School, De La Salle Zobel, Don Bosco Technical College-Mandaluyong, Don Bosco Technical School-Makati, Golden Sunbeams Christian School, Lourdes School-Quezon City, Marist, Notre Dame of Greater Manila, San Beda A and B, San Benildo Integrated School, San Sebastian College, School of St. Anthony, University of Santo Tomas, and Xavier School A and B.
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For the Small Basketeers: Ateneo, De La Salle Zobel, Don Bosco Technical College-Mandaluyong, Don Bosco Technical Institute-Makati, Kid’s World Chirstian Academy, La Salle Greenhills A and B, Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, Lourdes School of Quezon City, Marist, Notre Dame of Greater Manila, San Beda, San Benildo Integrated School, St. Mary’s College, Sta. Clara International Academy, and Xavier.*

amdgc82
07-19-2008, 07:01 AM
BEST Center caging lures 33 teams
www.malaya.com.ph
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A BIGGER, better Small Bas-keteers Philippines-Passerelle basketball tournament, organized by the Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training Center, comes off the wraps tomorrow at the San Beda College in Alabang with 33 squads competing.

The Small Basketeers of the Philippines and the Passerelle competitions were developed by BEST Center founder and Chairman Nic Jorge in 1986 to expose students to competitions after they have gone through various clinics and rigorous training.

The Milo-sponsored BEST Center is the pioneer in basketball clinics in the Philippines and was awarded with the prestigious Hall of Fame trophy by the Philippine Sportswriters Association for being the longest-running youth development program by a private organization.

The tournaments employ a unique format designed by Jorge and allow each team to field 15 players. A coach must field in a set of players for a least one quarter to give younger players equitable exposure. The coach has the prerogative to mix his players in the fourth quarter.

Teams do not play tournament fees. Each team should have at least five players who have completed a level in the BEST Center clinic.

"Our programs are geared towards the development of kids who chose basketball for their passion," Jorge said. "So, after our clinics, we give them the chance of being exposed to the atmosphere of competition. And through the years, we have been proven right as we have developed quite a number of players who have played in the UAAP, NCAA, PBL, PBA and the various national teams."

Among the players who have honed their skill in the Small Basketeers league are Chris Tiu, T. Y. T ang, Joseph Yeo, Paolo Mendoza, J. V. Casio, L. A. Tenorio, Larry Fonacier, Enrico Villanueva, and James Yap.

Because of his long-time involvement in youth basketball development and in recognition of his contributions to the sport, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has named Jorge-also a former national coach-as chairman of its Youth Development Commission.

amdgc82
07-20-2008, 07:36 AM
Barrios graces SBP-Passerelle start at San Beda
07/20/2008
www.tribune.net.ph

Philippine Basketball AssociationCommissioner Reunald “Sonny” Barrios is the guest of honor and main speaker when the Small Basketeers Philippines-Passerelle basketball tournament starts today at the San Beda College in Alabang.

Thirty-three teams are entered in the tournament organized by the Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) Center and sponsored by long-time backer Milo.

Xavier School will defend its Passerelle title against strong teams Ateneo, La Salle Greenhills and La Salle Zobel.

SBP champion Ateneo, meanwhile, is expected to have its hands full against the likes of La Salle Greenhills, Xavier and San Beda.

Complete teams competing in the Passerelle division are: Antipolo Lady of Lourdes School, De La Salle Zobel, Don Bosco Technical College-Mandaluyong, Don Bosco Technical School-Makati, Golden Sunbeams Christian School, Lourdes School-Quezon City, Marist, Notre Dame of Greater Manila, San Beda A and B, San Benildo Integrated School, San Sebastian College, School of St. Anthony, University of Santo Tomas, and Xavier School A and B.

For the Small Basketeers: Ateneo, De La Salle Zobel, Don Bosco Technical College-Mandaluyong, Don Bosco Technical Institute-Makati, Kid’s World Chirstian Academy, La Salle Greenhills A and B, Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, Lourdes School of Quezon City, Marist, Notre Dame of Greater Manila, San Beda, San Benildo Integrated School, St. Mary’s College, Sta. Clara International Academy, and Xavier.

The SBP and the Passerelle competitions were developed by Best Center founder and chairman Nic Jorge in 1986 to expose Best Center students to competitions after they have gone through various clinics and rigorous training.

Best Center is the pioneer in basketball clinics in the Philippines and was awarded with the prestigious Hall of Fame trophy by the Philippine Sportswriters Association for being the longest-running youth development program by a private organization.

amdgc82
07-21-2008, 10:12 PM
Ravena son also rises in Ateneo win
07/22/2008
www.tribune.net.ph

Thirdy Ravena, son of former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) hotshot Bong Ravena, scored 17 points to power defending champion Ateneo to a 60-54 shellacking of Xavier School at the start of the 23rd Small Basketeers Philippines-Passerelle basketball tournament on Sunday at the San Beda College-Alabang gym.

Thirdy, second in the brood of the current Talk ‘N Text assistant coach, got support from yet another familiar name, Arron Black — former grandslam coach Norman Black’s son, who chipped in nine points during the most crucial stages, along with James Carino’s 12 points, in leading the Blue Eaglets to their SBP Group A opening day triumph.

Another famous name playing for Ateneo is a Racela named Rafael Antonio, Olsen’s son, who scored two points.

La Salle-Greenhills B also leaned on sons of former PBA professionals as Shaun Danielle Ildefonso (Danny Ildefonso’s son) and Kobe Paras (Benjie Paras) anchored their team towards a big 45-22 rout of KCWA High School also in Group A.

Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, however, did not allow a double celebration for La Salle as it blasted DLS-Zobel, 57-19; while Don Bosco Technical Institute swamped San Benildo Integrated School, 55-21, to complete the Group A results.

In group B, Sean David Ildefonso (son of Danny Ildefonso) and Miguel Alfonso Santos (son of Rodney Santos) led La Salle-Greenhills A to a 41-39 nipping of San Beda College; while Notre Dame of Greater Manila bombed Lourdes School of Quezon City, 50-35; Sta. Clara International Academy clipped St. Mary’s College, 49-44; and Marist School clipped Don Bosco Technical College, 39-37.

amdgc82
07-30-2008, 07:08 AM
July 30, 2008 07:03 PM Wednesday* *
La Salle-Ateneo rivalry extends to SBP bash*
www.journal.com.ph

The storied rivalry between La Salle and Ateneo is fast extending into the Milo-sponsored Small Basketeers Philippines-Passerelle tournament as both schools advanced to their second victories in Group A of the SBP contests over the weekend at the San Beda-Alabang gym.
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But La Salle Greenhills-B had to endure a painful win as it creamed sister school La Salle Zobel, 42-38, if only to catch up with Ateneo, which blasted Don Bosco Technical School of Makati, 57-42, on Sunday in the tournament organized by the Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) Center.
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The Greenies and Eaglets, however, have to share the top of SBP-Group A with Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, which demolished San Benildo Integrated School, 51-04, the biggest blowout win yet of the tournament. All three schools are now 2-0 in the standings.
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The Greenies’ triumph was hard-earned as they crawled back from as many as eight points at the start of the fourth quarter with Pocholo de Leoz, Franco Luis Serafica and Karl Agustin combining for 13 points to put an exclamation point to the rally earlier started by Jerome Alek Melo, Miguel Alejandro and Zandro Limpot, son of the Philippine Basketball Association star.
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Notre Dame of Greater Manila, meanwhile, zapped Sta. Clara International Academy, 77-37; while La Salle Greenhills-A smothered St. Mary’s College, 45-27, to join idle Marist School in the Group B lead with two wins in as many games each.
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Lourdes School also pierced the win column with a 54-28 shellacking of Don Bosco Technical College of Mandaluyong. It was Lourdes School’s first win in two games while DBTC dropped to its second straight defeat.
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In the Passerelle division, host San Beda College-A licked University of Santo Tomas, 75-35; while Don Bosco Technical College of Mandaluyong defeated San Sebastian College, 52-41, to share the Group A lead with two wins each. UST and SSC remain winless after two games.
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Other Group A matches saw Notre Dame (1-1) rout Lourdes School-QC (0-1), 66-26; and De la Salle-Zobel (1-1) nip Antipolo Lady of Lourdes School (1-1), 64-62.*

myktristan
08-05-2008, 10:24 AM
Notre Dame five in close victory
http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-08-05&sec=7&aid=69103

Ranbill Angelo Tongco almost offset the combined 26-point production of Carlos Nicolo Mercado and Lance Christian Miranda to power Notre Dame of Greater Manila to a 48-47 upending of host San Beda College on Sunday in the Small Basketeers division of the Milo-sponsored SBP-Passerelle basketball tournament at the SBC-Alabang gym.

Tongco scored 18 points, seven of them in the fourth quarter, to frustrate the Red Cubs, who leaned much on Miranda and Mercado, a member of the Best Center team which placed second in a US junior basketball meet in Las Vegas as Notre Dame captured its third straight win in as many games.

Notre Dame now shares the lead of SBP-B with La Salle Greenhills-A and Marist School while San Beda dropped to its third straight defeat.

La Salle Greenhills-A had an easier time disposing of Don Bosco Technical College of Mandaluyong, 47-18; while Marist got some early scare from St. Mary’s College-QC before cruising to a 41-34 triumph.

Lourdes School of Quezon City, meanwhile, tripped Sta. Clara International Academy in the lone SBP-B match on Saturday, 66-46.

It was Lourdes’ second win in three games while dealing Sta, Clara it’s second defeat against a win.

In SBP-A results Sunday, Lourdes School of Mandaluyong blasted La Salle Greenhills-B, 57-28, to claim its third victory in as many games for the Group-A lead. La Salle dropped to 2-1.

Xavier School improved its standing to 2-1 (wins-loss) with a 65-63 nipping Don Bosco Technical School of Makati (1-2); while San Benilco Integrated School edged Kid’s World Christian Academy, 32-30, for its first win in three matches. Kid’s World dropped to 0-3.

In Passerelle contests, San Beda College A smothered Antipolo Lady of Lourdes School (1-2), 91-49 to claim its third straight win and the Group A lead.

De La Salle-Zobel (2-1) clipped Lourdes School of Quezon City (0-2), 87-23; Xavier School (2-0) creamed Notre Dame of Greater Manila (1-2), 77-25; and University of Santo Tomas (1-2) blasted Don Bosco Technical College-Mandaluyong (2-1), 60-39, to complete the Group A tiffs.

Lone Group B match saw Xavier (2-1) beating San Benildo (21), 53-31.

myktristan
08-05-2008, 10:25 AM
Notre Dame raps San Beda in SBP caging
http://www.tribune.net.ph/sports/20080805spo5.html

Ranbill Angelo Tongco almost singlehandedly offset the combined 26-point production of Carlos Nicolo Mercado and Lance Christian Miranda to power Notre Dame of Greater Manila to a 48-47 upending of host San Beda College on Sunday in the Small Basketeers division of the Milo-sponsored SBP-Passerelle basketball tournament at the SBC-Alabang gym.

Tongco scored 18 points, seven of them in the fourth quarter, to frustrate the Red Cubs, who leaned much on Miranda and Mercado, a member of the Best Center team which placed second in a US junior basketball meet in Las Vegas as Notre Dame captured its third straight win in as many games.

Notre Dame now shares the lead of SBP-B with La Salle Greenhills-A and Marist School while San Beda dropped to its third straight defeat.

La Salle Greenhills-A had an easier time disposing of Don Bosco Technical College of Mandaluyong, 47-18; while Marist got some early scare from St. Mary’s College-QC before cruising to a 41-34 triumph.

amdgc82
08-11-2008, 07:09 AM
San Beda squads rout Passerelle rivals
08/11/2008
www.tribune.net.ph

Routs were the order of the day on Saturday in the Milo-sponsored Small Basketeers Philippines-Passerelle (SBP) basketball tournament at the Xavier School gym.

San Beda College-A scored the biggest demolition of Lourdes School of Quezon City, 100-5, as it marched unscathed to the Group A lead of the Passerelle division with four straight wins in as many games. The defeat sent Lourdes to a 0-4 hole.

Also in Passerelle, San Beda’s B squad gave it a double cause for celebration as it demolished Don Bosco Technical Institute, 86-27, to claim its second win in three matches, dropping its victim to 0-3.

In the lone SBP contest, Lourdes School of Mandaluyong smothered Kid’s World Christian Academy, 64-19, for its fourth straight win and the solo Group A lead. The defeat was KWCA’s fourth in as many matches.

amdgc82
08-13-2008, 06:54 AM
Xavier smears Lourdes in SBP caging
08/13/2008
www.tribune.net.ph

Xavier School pounced on the injury of Henry Lorenzo Subido in the last two minutes to subdue a hard-fighting Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, 52-49, on Sunday in the Milo-sponsored Small Basketeers Philippines-Passerelle basketball tournament at the Xavier School gym.

Displaying superb teamwork, Xavier went to work as soon as it got Subido out of its way after the acknowledged Palarong Pambansa three-point king sprained his left ankle as he was about to close the game. Subido settled for a game-high 19 points, but his team absorbed its first defeat in five games despite staying on top of SBP-A.

Lourdes School’s loss kept Ateneo as the only unbeaten team in Group A as the Eaglets routed La Salle Greenhills-B, 77-14. Ateneo now has a clean 3-0 slate while the Greenies dropped to 2-2.

De La Salle-Zobel made up for their Greenhills brothers’ defeat when it edged San Benildo Integrated School, 28-26, for its first win in three games. It was San Benildo’s third loss in four games.

In SBP, La Salle Greenhills-A defeated Sta. Clara International Academy, 51-44, to remain unbeated with 4-10. It was Sta. Clara’s third defeat in four matches.

San Beda College claimed its first win in four games with a 42-39 drubbing of Don Bosco Technical College (0-4), while St. Mary’s College-QC (1-3) blasted Lourdes School- QC (2-2), 33-26.

amdgc82
08-20-2008, 06:37 AM
La Salle, San Beda win
08/20/2008
www.tribuneonline.org

La Salle Greenhills routed host team Xavier School, 87-34, on Sunday to remain as the only unbeaten team on top of the Passerelle Group-B in the Milo-sponsored Small Basketeers Philippines-Passerelle basketball tournament at the Xavier School gym.

The win kept the Greenies unscathed with five straight victories while their victims dropped to 3-2.

Other Passerelle-B matches saw Marist School (3-2) beating Don Bosco Technical School of Makati (0-4), 68-48; and San Benildo Integrated School (3-2) edging School of St. Anthony (1-3), 39-37.

In Group-A, the celebrated San Beda Red Cubs-A clobbered Don Bosco Technical College of Mandaluyong, 103-31, to keep its lofty place on top with five victories against a lone defeat. Don Bosco slid to 2-2 following the loss.

In other matches, it was University of Santo Tomas (2-3) over Lourdes School-QC (0-5), 87-21; La Salle-Zobel (3-1) over San Sebastian College (1-3), 71-29; and Xavier School-A (4-0) over Antipolo Lady of Lourdes School (2-3), 52-50.

In the prime SBP category, Don Bosco Technical School of Makati (3-2) blasted La Salle-Zobel (1-3), 61-44; and Xavier School (4-1) trounced La Salle Greenhills-B, 47-18, in Group A.

Group B matches saw leader Marist School (4-0) over La Salle Greenhills-A (4-1), 39-37;

Don Bosco Technical College-Mandaluyong (1-4) over St. Clara International Academy (1-4); and San Beda College (3-3) over Lourdes School-QC (2-3).

amdgc82
08-25-2008, 07:21 AM
Marist wins in SBP, loses in Passerelle
08/25/2008
www.tribuneonline.org

John Paul Pineda and Juan Miguel Florendo took turns in dropping Marist School bombs against the boys of Sta, Clara International

Academy, lifting their school to a 41-35 victory, its fifth straight triumph in the SBP side of the Small Basketeers Philippines-Passerelle basketball tournament at the Xavier School gym on Saturday.

Pineda topscored with 18 points while Florendo chipped in 13 points as Marist marched unscathed into the Group B lead of the BSP in this Milo-sponsored tournament founded by the Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best)-Center. Sta. Clara dropped to its fifth defeat in six games.

San Benildo Integrated School, however, denied Marist a double celebration by winning their Group-B Passerelle match, 52-48.It was San Benildo�s fourth victory in six games to stay behind La Salle Greenhills (5-0), while Marist absorbed its third defeat in six outings.

amdgc82
08-30-2008, 06:28 AM
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Milo Best opens on Aug. 31
www.sunstar.com.ph

The BEST Center SBP/Passerelle Twin Tournament sponsored by Milo kicks off on Sunday at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (SHSJ) campus in Canduman, Mandaue City,.

A total of 21 teams are competing for supremacy in Cebu’s 14-Under and 12-Under age group segments. Thirteen teams will compete in the Passerelle division which will be split into two groups.

Group A leadership will be contested by SHSJ, UC, USC South, Don Bosco-B, Bright Academy, USC North-B, and Cebu Institute of Technology in Group A, while Group B is composed of USC North-A, Don Bosco-A, University of Southern Philippines Foundation, Salazar Institute of Technology, Pope John Seminary, Paref-Springdale,In the SBP division, eight teams, also split into two groups, will fight it out in the grade school level. Group A is composed SHSJ, USC South, Don Bosco-B and USPF, while Group B is composed of USC North, Don Bosco-A, Cebu Eastern College and Southwestern University.

The SHS-J Eagles will be hard-pressed to defend its twin titles with the loss of their key players and the beefing up of traditional powerhouses UC and USC North in both divisions.

Meanwhile, the Opening day will have a Holy Mass, a simple opening ceremony, and two games to jump start the tournament.

Newcomers CEC faces SWU in an SBP game, while USC North goes up against SIT in a Passerelle match up. (PR)

amdgc82
08-31-2008, 06:38 AM
Youth Basketball
BLEACHER TALK By Rico Navarro
Sunday, August 31, 2008
The Freeman

With your permission, I’d like to write about something that is close to our hearts, not only since we’re an advocate for it, but more importantly since we’re now directly involved in it. I usually don’t write about the sports events that we manage, but this will have to be an exception to the rule.

We have been given the challenge to manage the BEST Center ’s SBP/Passerelle twin tournament starting this year, and with much reluctance and hesitation, we decided to accept the challenge for the purpose of helping in the development of school-based basketball for the youth.

As an advocate, we’ve always written and talked about it, but the guilty part of it is how we never really back up our words with action. And so here we are facing the challenge of not only talking, but also doing our share of “walk the talk.”

It seems like only yesterday when the first youth-based tournament organized by Bleacher Talk just ended. The Cebu Youth Basketball League (CYBL) filled in the vacuum left behind by the absence of hardcourt action after last year’s BEST tournament, and here we are, at it again, but this time for the BEST Center ’s annual tournament sponsored by Milo .

The tournament, which is more popularly known as the Milo BEST tournament kicks off today with 21 teams representing 13 schools playing in two age groups: Passerelle and SBP. The Passerelle division is for boys between 12-14 years old while the SBP division is for boys 11 years old and below.

Among the regular names that will be seeing action are the University of San Carlos North and South Campuses (USC), University of Cebu (UC), Don Bosco Technological Center (DBTC), Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (SHSJ), University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) and the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT). Making a comeback (of sorts) are Southwestern University (SWU), Salazar College of Science and Institute of Technology (SCSIT) and Cebu Eastern College (CEC). Among the relatively new kids on the block are PAREF Springdale, BRIGHT Academy and Pope John Seminary.

For this year, our main thrust is to simply give everyone a chance to play basketball. The BEST tournament is probably the most prestigious basketball tournament for the Under 14 and Under 12 age groups that is national in scope. And it’s only proper that all schools be given the chance to compete in a league of such stature. Our schools’ basketball programs are literally thirsting for action and they should be given the chance to do so.

We made it clear with the coaches that the thrust for now is not to determine the best school team in Cebu per se. While a champion will emerge at the end of the tournament, we’re here to look at the bigger picture, and that is to develop Cebu Basketball. And the starting point for all this will be with students of the SBP and Passerelle age groups who are to play for their respective schools.

We’re also out on a mission to provide a continuity linkage or what I’d like to call a “package” for schools with basketball programs from grade school to the collegiate level. I will always look up to the programs of the well-established schools in Manila , and will readily admit that we’re way behind them in this department. Many of today’s top basketball players are products of a program that started in the SBP level and which took them up to the Passerelle, Juniors (high school) and on to the collegiate and commercial levels. The likes of Enrico Villanueva, Joseph Yeo, TY Tang, Larry Fonacier and many others are the poster boys of this model, but we have yet to discover Cebu ’s products from this set-up. With many of our teams also members of the CESAFI, it’s only logical that the linkage with them be created.

It’s all about giving everyone a chance to play and showing them that there is a path to take as they grow. More games will mean more opportunities to play. And more playtime will bring in development, maturity and growth in today’s players. This is what youth basketball is all about, regardless of the tournament’s sponsor or name.

It is our wish that our basketball fans, school/team owners and benefactors share in this thrust and also do their share in making things happen.

oca
09-02-2008, 08:50 AM
I am not sure how many of the MILO-Best organizers, specially those in the provinces, actually visit gameface. But I will pray that someone among them gets to read this post.

The SBC and Passerelle competitions are age-group competitions. SBP are for kids who have not celebrated their 13th birthday as of Jan 1 of the calendar year. The Pasarelle, for kids who have not celebrated their 15th birthday.

May punto lang ako sa SBP.

If you go over the roster of champions in this event, it is dominated by Ateneo (not just Manila, but it includes the Ateneo schools in the provinces) and LSGH. It will be followed by Xavier and Lourdes Schools, in no particular order.

May nagtanong na ba kung bakit? Sa mga forums na tulad dito, napag-usapan na ba kung bakit madalas mag-champion ang mga nabanggit na paaralan?

I'll tell you why.

GRADE 7.

"Ano ngayon kung may Gr 7?", one may ask.

Ganito yan.

Winning in in age-group team competition has a lot to do with having "mature and experienced players" in your line-up. Experience in basketball terms and maturity in the physical development of the kids itself.

The above mentioned schools are able to retain 12 yr olds- going 13 in their lineups since the kids are technically enrolled in grade school. But other schools without Gr.7 don't have these mature and experienced kids since most would by then be enrolled in 1st year hs. MILO-Best rules disqualifies 12-year old kids enrolled in first yr hs.

For schools in the provinces, very rare would you find one with grade sevens. Going by the rules, they are not allowed to include 12-year old first yr hs kids in their line-ups. Hence, every year they have young and inexperienced line-ups. How then do you expect them to compete against schools with a lot of 12 year yr olds?

Age group competitions should be age-group competitions.

Right now, what is supposed to be an age- group event is technically a grade level event. Hindi consistent yung labelling ng torneo sa rules na pinaiiral.

Malinaw na lamang ang mga paaralan na may Gr 7.

Hindi pa nagsisimula ang torneo, dehado na ang mga paaralan na walang Gr 7.

Kaya nga pagdating ng National Championship, makikita mo, yung mga region na may Ateneo ay malamang represented ng Ateneo. Madalas 2, minsan 3 ang Ateneo schools ang nag-aabot sa nationals.

Hindi ito pagpuna sa ano mang "advantage meron ang mga paaralang may Gr 7.". Talagang may Gr 7 sila, ano magagawa ng iba?

Pero dahil naturingang age-group ang torneo, marapat na maging tunay na age-group ang labanan.

SBP, Small Basketeers of the Philippines. Hindi Grade School Basketeers. Age group. Hindi Grade Level.

Bakit ko naisulat ito?

Kamakailan ay galing ako sa Mindanao. Sa Davao. Lugar na may BEST Center. May nakausap akong mga taong involve sa BEST mismo at sa mga individual mula sa ibang paaralan na taunang lumalahok sa torneo. At yang punto sa Gr 7 ang binanggit nila.

Kaya marapat na itulak ng mga organizers sa ibat-ibang region na maging tunay na age-group ang labanan. Kahit nasa 1st year hs na ang isang bata, kung ito ay hindi pa nagdiwang ng kanyang 13th, dapat pwede pa siyang maglaro sa SBP.

Ngayon, para maiwasan ang mga "hugot", lagyan ang rider ang rule. Kung ang bata ay nasa hs na, para ito makapaglaro sa SBP, dapat ay naglaro na ito sa nasabing torneo sa mga naunang taon.

That way, we maintain the developmental nature of the league and deter the practice of "hugot".

amdgc82
09-10-2008, 06:28 AM
Notre Dame triumphs in SBP
09/10/2008
www.tribuneonline.org

Notre Dame of Greater Manila scored two victories over the weekend to stay close to the Group B leaders of the Small Basketeers of the Philippines competition of the SBP-Passerelle basketball tournament at the Xavier gym.

Ranbill Angelo Tongco, veteran of many clinics by the Basketball Efficency and Scientific Training (Best) Center, fired 21 points to lead Notre Dame of Greater Manila past St. Mary's College of Quezon City, 49-33, on Sunday. It was a fitting follow-up to their 20-0 thumping of Don Bosco Technical College of Mandaluyong on Saturday and enough to power the school to its fifth win in six games, tying La Salle Greehills-A and behind leader Marist School (6-0).

In Group A, Ateneo remained unscathed following a 69-9 demolition of Kid's World Christian Academy (0-6). Other games saw Lourdes School of Mandaluyong (5-2) beating Don Bosco Technical Institute of Makati (3-3), 60-49; Xavier School (6-1)thumping La Salle Zobel (1-4), 49-17; and La Salle Greenhills B (3-3) routing San Benildo Integrated School (1-6), 39-18.

In Passerelle A actions: It was Notre Dame of Greater Manila over San Sebastian, 77-34; Antipolo Lady of Lourdes School over Don Bosco Technical College of Mandaluyong , 64-54; San Beda A over San Sebastian, 125-18; Xavier over Lourdes School of Quezon City, 114-22; Notre Dame of Greater Manila over Antipolo Lady of Lourdes School, 83-55; and University of Santo Tomas over La Salle Zobel, 61-59.

amdgc82
09-13-2008, 06:14 AM
Best Center launches writing, photo contests
09/13/2008
www.tribuneonline.org

In an effort to highlight the private sector's contributions to the country's basketball development programs, the Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) Center is holding a sportswriting and photo contest for all legitimate media entities covering the ongoing Small Basketeers Philippines-Passerelle tournament at the Xavier School gym.

The contest will also be extended during the Best Center's various clinics at different venues in Metro Manila and in the coming Women's Basketball League set Oct. 12 also at the Xavier gym.

Best Center founder Nic Jorge said the contest also highlights his group's long-time partnership with Milo and is part of the 30th year celebration of Best Center.

The contest was launched on Sept. 1 and will end on Nov. 30 with the winning entries in both the sportswriting and photo contests receiving P10,000. Second placers in both contests will receive P7,000; while third placers will bring home P5,000 each.

Sports editors of the winning entries will also receive the equivalent prizes won by their writers and photographers.

Entries in the sportswriting contests should carry a by-line or tagline by the author and should mention Best Center and sponsoring Milo in the article.

Entries in the photo contest, meanwhile, should measure 8x10 inches, in film or digital format, and should have a Milo or Best Center logos within the frame.

All entries should be published and include clipping/s of the published photo or article.

Participants may submit as many entries in both categories. The more entries submitted by a writer or photographer gives him more chances of winning.

All entries should include the participant's name, address and contact number/s and should be sent to The Best Center office at Scout Lozano in Quezon City, c/o Marilyn Jorge.

amdgc82
09-16-2008, 06:32 AM
It's Ateneo vs Xavier in SBP cagefest final
09/16/2008
www.tribuneonline.org

Two sons of former Philippine Baskteball Association players lived up to their names, lifting Ateneo past La Salle Greenhills, 46-38, in one of two knockout semifinal matches over the week in the Small Basketeers Philippines competition of the SBP-Passerelle cagefest at the Xavier gym.

Ferdinand Ravena, namesake son of the former pro, and Arron Black, son of former San Miguel import and present Ateneo coach Norman Black, exploded for a combined 25 points, which, along with James Ezekiel Carino's 13, were enough to keep the Blue Eaglets unscathed in this tournament organized by the Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training Center and presented by Milo.

The Blue Eaglets' eighth straight win, including their seven straight triumphs in the elims, put them against host Xavier in the finals set Sept. 21 at Xavier School's Jacinto Tiu competition court.

amdgc82
09-16-2008, 06:59 AM
September 16, 2008 06:24 PM Tuesday*
It’s Ateneo vs Xavier in SBP final*
www.journal.com.ph

Two sons of former Philippine Baskteball Association (PBA) players lived up to their names, lifting Ateneo past La Salle Greenhills, 46-38, in one of two knockout semifinal matches over the week in the Small Basketeers Philippines competition of the SBP-Passerelle cagefest at the Xavier gym.
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Ferdinand Ravena, namesake son of the former pro, and Arron Black, son of former San Miguel import and present Ateneo coach Norman Black, exploded for a combined 25 points, which, along with James Ezekiel Carino’s 13, were enough to keep the Blue Eaglets unscathed in this tournament organized by the Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) Center and presented by Milo.
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The Blue Eaglets’ eighth straight win, including their seven straight triumphs in the elims, put them against host Xavier in the finals set Sept. 21 at Xavier School’s Jacinto Tiu competition court.
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Xavier earned the second finals seat following a 59-27 rout of Marist School, with Jarrel Radley Lim, Rendell Joseph Lee Anton Lorenzo Japez accounting for a combined 40 points.
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In the passerelle competitions, it was Xavier (8-0) over Don Bosco Technical College of Mandaluyong (2-6), 100-60; and University of Santo Tomas (7-1) over Notre Dame of Greater Manila (3-5), 66-53, in Group A; while in Group B, it was Marist (4-3) over Golden Sunbeams Christian School (0-7), 136-35; Xavier (4-3) over School of St. Anthony (2-5), 57-32; and La Salle Greenhills (7-0) over Don Bosco Technical School of Makati (1-6), 20-0.

amdgc82
09-17-2008, 05:53 AM
SHS-J, USC and UC still unbeaten
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 15:37:00 09/16/2008

The Sacred Heart School-Jesuits (SHS-J), University of San Carlos (USC)-North and the University of Cebu (UC) kept their unblemished records intact as they came away with convincing wins in the Passerelle division of the Milo BEST Center Twin Tournament which was held over the weekend at the Don Bosco College basketball courts in Labangon.

USC-North trooped to their league-leading fifth win as they dealt erstwhile undefeated University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) its first loss of the tournament, 51-35.

USC-North now has solo leadership in group B as it lords over the field with a 5-0 (win-loss) mark as USPF dropped to 3-1.

In other games in the same group, Springdale notched their first win of the tournament as they slipped past Salazar College, 59-55, while Pope John registered a default victory over Don Bosco-A.

In group A action, the Baby Webmasters flexed their muscles against the hapless Bright Academy as they logged in the most lopsided win of the tournament so far with a 106-21 victory.

Not to be outdone, the Eagles of SHS-J also kept pace with their 83-56 win over the Cebu Institute of Technology.

Both teams now hold similar 4-0 records. USC-North B also won over Don Bosco-B, 57-28.

In the SBP division over at the SHS-J basketball courts along Mango Avenue, USC-South and SHS-J won over their respective opponents in group A as the leaders in group B, duplicated the same feat heading into their showdowns this weekend.

USC-South defeated Don Bosco-B, 41-28, while SHS-J mercilessly trounced USPF, 65-11 while in group B, USC-North decimated Southwestern University (SWU), 69-14, and Don Bosco-A humiliated Cebu Eastern College, 66-4.

The four victors all share the same record of 2-0 and will face one another in their respective divisions for the solo leadership. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

Get_Blazed
09-22-2008, 06:48 PM
Excuse my ignorance, but what is the difference between the SBP and Passerelle divisions? Thanks. :)

oca
09-26-2008, 11:09 AM
Excuse my ignorance, but what is the difference between the SBP and Passerelle divisions? Thanks. :)


SBP players are kids who have not celebrated their 13th bday.

Pasarelle, have not celebrated their16th bday.

Get_Blazed
09-26-2008, 02:56 PM
Excuse my ignorance, but what is the difference between the SBP and Passerelle divisions? Thanks. :)


SBP players are kids who have not celebrated their 13th bday.

Pasarelle, have not celebrated their16th bday.


Ok, but pwede ba ang under 13 sumali sa Passerelle? You know, para mas magmature or something. Just curious.

amdgc82
09-27-2008, 06:52 AM
Ateneo, Xavier stake title in Milo Best
09/27/2008
www.tribuneonline.org

Ateneo de Manila stakes its Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP) crown as the NCR competition of the 23rd Milo-sponsored Best Center SBP-Passerelle reaches its climax on Sept. 28 at the Xavier gym.

The Blue Eaglets, who swept their seven-game assignment in the eliminations then blasted La Salle Greenhills in the semis, 46-38, go for back-to-back NCR crowns against Xavier School. The Xavier Stallions got the rights to challenge the Ateneo squad after their 59-27 demolition of Marist School.

In the Passerelle division, last year's NCR titlist Xavier School seek to extend its reign against La Salle Greenhills. The Xavier cagers reached the finals anew after beating San Beda-B, 68-52, while La Salle Greenhills advanced via their 82-77 win over San Beda-A.

Action begins at 9 a.m. at the Jacinto Tiu Practice Court with the battle for third between San Beda A and San Beda B (Passerelle) kicking off the day's hostilities followed by the third place match between La Salle Greenhills and Marist School (SBP) at 10:30 a.m.. The championships blast off 10:30 a.m. at the Jacinto Tiu Competition Court with Xavier and La Salle Greenhills going for the marbles before Ateneo and Xavier dispute the SBP diadem at 12 noon.

The SBP and Passerelle champions will move on to represent NCR in the forthcoming national finals against the winners of the Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao legs.

A breeding ground of champions, the Milo-sponsored Best Center SBP-Passerelle gathers the country's top elementary and high school teams to compete in a competitive yet warm atmosphere that hones their skills and celebrates sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie.

The country's only nationwide youth development league, the Milo-sponsored Best Center SBP-Passerelle is held in line with the continuing commitment of Milo to promote sports in the grassroots level and develop the country�s next generation of cage heroes.

amdgc82
09-30-2008, 05:09 AM
Ateneo, DLSU champs both
09/30/2008
www.tribuneonline.org

Ateneo de Manila University made it back-to-back while La Salle Greenhills (LSGH) claimed its own piece of glory over the weekend in the Milo-sponsored Best Center SBP/Passerelle Basketball tournament at the Jacinto Tiu Competition Courts in Xavier School.

The Eaglets edged host Xavier School, 45-44, to keep their SBP title while LSGH thwarted Xavier's late-game rally to win, 76-71, and claim the Passerelle championship.

The Eaglets were on fire early, building a 16-3 lead midway through the first half behind the duo of Aaron Black and JM Nieto. Black, son of Ateneo coach Norman, sank all his six points in the first canto.

Xavier, however, relied on the game-long brilliance of Anton Lapez to make it a close ballgame. Xavier actually had the chance to score a come-from-behind with only seven seconds left but the Eaglets trapped an outlet pass intended for Lapez before the buzzer.

Nieto led the Blue Eaglets with 13 points while Xavier's Lapez had a game-high 20 points.

amdgc82
09-30-2008, 05:21 AM
September 30, 2008 06:06 PM Tuesday
Even in BEST, Ateneo, La Salle fives dominate
www.journal.com.ph
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Ateneo de Manila University made it back-to-back while La Salle Greenhills claimed its* own piece of glory over the weekend in the Milo-sponsored BEST Center SBP/Passerelle Basketball tournament at the Jacinto Tiu Competition Courts in Xavier School.
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The Eaglets edged host Xavier School, 45-44 to keep their SBP title while LSGH* thwarted Xavier’s late-game rally to win, 76-71 and claim the Passerelle championship.
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The Eaglets were on fire early, building a 16-3 lead midway through the first half behind the duo of Aaron Black and JM Nieto. Black, son of Ateneo coach Norman, sank all his six points in the first canto.

Xavier, however, relied on the game-long brilliance of Anton Lapez to make it a close ballgame.* Xavier actually had the chance to score a come-from-behind with only seven seconds left but the Eaglets trapped an outlet pass intended for Lapez before the buzzer.
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Nieto led the Blue Eaglets with 13 points while Xavier’s Lapez had a game-high 20 points.
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Meanwhile, LSGH leaned on Most Valuable Player Alexander Torres and Joseph Trajano to win the elusive Passerelle diadem.
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Torres scored 12 of his game-high 19 points during the pivotal second quarter to steer his team to victory. LSGH outscored Xavier 27-8 in that period, punctuated by an incredible buzzer-beating trey by Torres from beyond halfcourt.
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Xavier managed to claw back into the game and regain the lead late in the third but Torres and Trajano conspired to bring their squad back into the driver’s seat. Donal Ong and Jon Chuahiock led a late charge by Xavier to trim the LSGH lead to three but a floater by Torres with six seconds remaining sealed the championship game.

Mateen Cleaves
09-30-2008, 09:16 PM
Question lang Mods -- bakit nandito sa Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas forum ito? E iba namang SBP ito? :)

Get_Blazed
09-30-2008, 09:34 PM
Question lang Mods -- bakit nandito sa Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas forum ito? E iba namang SBP ito? :)


Napansin ko din nagtaka nga ako na dito ko siya nahanap. Dapat sa other hardcore leagues ito. :)

amdgc82
10-02-2008, 05:49 AM
Thursday, October 02, 2008
USC North faces SHS-J for Milo title
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THE University of San Carlos-North and Sacred Heart School-Jesuits arranged a championship showdown of the Milo Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) tournament after winning their respective semifinals yesterday at the Capitol Parish Gym.

Defending champion SHS-J earned the first finals berth after disposing the University of Southern Philippines Foundation Baby Panthers, 63-48.

On the other hand, USC took a longer route as they had to pass through the eye of the needle before escaping the University of Cebu Baby Webmasters, 66-64, in extra time in the other semis match-up.

Because of their loss, UC lost the chance of erasing the stigma of their finals debacle last year, where they lost the title to SHS-J, not because they were inferior team, but because they were found to have fielded in an ineligible player.

The UC vs. USC game was a fierce battle that saw the lead changing sides before a 57-all deadlock forced overtime.

In the extra period, it was USC’s Mike Rita who sealed the deal as he scored on a layup, boosted by three charities, to set the stage for their victory.

Sherwin Co led the way for USC with 17 points, while Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. stalwart Gerald Ampoon scored 19 for UC.

It was actually a double-double for USC NC, as its younger counterparts in the SBP also made it to the final round after defeating sister team USC South Campus, 47-39, to face Don Bosco College in the finals.

DBC defeated SHS-J, 44-42 in the other semifinal encounter in the SBP.

Meanwhile, Milo Best will feature a raffle promo as a sidelight to celebrate its 30th year anniversary, where they will be giving out television sets.

The raffle is open to anyone who will watch the final games. To qualify for the promo, those who will watch the games are advised to fill fill-up the other side of Milo Actigen-E labels with their complete names, address, contact numbers and signatures and drop these in boxes that will be at the venue. (MCB)

amdgc82
10-05-2008, 08:44 AM
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Nazareno leads SHS-J past USC in Milo Best
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THE Sacred Heart School Jesuits earned another trip to the regional finals of the Milo Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) basketball competitions after winning the Cebu leg, 68-65, over the University of San Carlos-North Campus yesterday at the Capitol Parish Gym.

Ironically, leading SHS-J to victory was a former stalwart for USC, Daryl Nazareno, who had a hand in walloping his former team.

Nazareno, who played for USC since his formative SBP days, shrugged off his long history with the school as he scored a game-high 17 points to lead SHS-J to victory.

After a tight fight all throughout the match, Nazareno slipped into the hero’s shoes in the final period, where his vast Milo Best experience allowed him to keep his cool and control of the game.

The game was tied at 63 all in the waning minutes before Nazareno saved a bungled shot to convert it and put SHS-J ahead, 65-63. He scored four more points in the succeeding sequel from the perimeter and from the free throw line to seal SHS-J’s victory.

MVP

His efforts did not go unnoticed as this earned him the Most Valuable Player award.

Despite the setback, USC-North did not finish the Milo Best season empty-handed as they also earned a slot to the regional finals on Nov. 8 to 9 in Bacolod City after they pummeled the Don Bosco Greywolves, 44-36, in the small basketeers of the Philippines division.

The turning point of the game was in the final five minutes when Andrey Armenion stepped up the plate and initiated a furious 14-4 rally that gave USC-NC the win. Because of his efforts, Armenion was named the SBP division MVP

SHS-J placed third in the SBP division after winning over USC-South, 32-30, while the University of Cebu is the third placer in the Passerelle division after defeating the University of Southern Philippines Foundation, 74-60. (MCB)

amdgc82
10-12-2008, 07:19 AM
Sunday, October 12, 2008
SLU rules Milo small basketeers
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SAINT Louis University (SLU) disposed different foes to claim the championship in the Small Basketeers and Passerelle division of the Milo Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) tournament at the jam-packed Easter College Gym Saturday afternoon.

SLU-Laboratory Elementary School dumped Our Lady of Mount Carmel Montessori (OLMCM) to bag the championship in the small basketeers division 51-25 earning a slot in the regional Milo Best tournament to be held on October 18-19 in Baguio City.

Gabriel Capitly and Vince de Castro gathered 12 points a piece for SLU, while Rufu Alexus Macabiog chipped in eight points for OLMCM earning them the fist runner up honors.

SLU-Boys High School meanwhile disposed rival and defending champion Baguio City National High School for the Passerelle Division, 92-48, also gaining a slot in the regional Milo Best.

Donn Arman Maramba fired three triples in the second period to pull the contest away against the Governor Pack Road based dribblers.

The win now levels both squads in their four championship match-up, 2-2.

Maramba topped Boys high with his 16 points including four triples on a four of five shooting clip beyond the arc while Danile Calderon also added 16.

Larry Millet scored 10 for City High while Jervie Calivo chipped in seven for their runner up finish this year.

Berkely School Inc. upended Alfonso Tabora Elementary School in the battle for third, 41-30 lead by Robert Pantaleon's 10-point production in small basketeers division.

On the passerelle division, OLMCM ditched University of the Cordilleras High School for third place honors.

In the individual awards, SLU's Calderon and Capitly bagged the coveted Most Valuable Player awards for the passerelle and small basketeers category, respectively.

The City High and Tabora took the Sportsmanship Awards in the passerelle and small basketeers, respectively. (Roderick Osis)

amdgc82
10-17-2008, 06:08 AM
Milo SBP-Passerelle regionals up in Baguio
Friday, October 17, 2008
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The Milo sponsored BEST Center Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP)-Passerelle tournaments resume Oct. 18-19 with the Luzon regional championship at the Eastern College Gym in Baguio.

Grade school hoopsters from Saint John Cathedral School, International School of Better Beginnings, Saint Louis Laboratory Grade School and Don Bosco Academy Pampanga will vie for the Milo BEST Center SBP Luzon title.

On the high school level, junior cagers from Divine Word College of Dagupan, Maryhill Academy, Saint Louis Laboratory High School and Don Bosco Academy Pampanga will wage their own battle for the Milo BEST Center Passerelle Luzon trophy.

The winners of the two-day regional championships will represent Luzon and join other champions from NCR, Visayas and Mindanao for the Milo BEST Center SBP-Passerelle national finals.

A breeding ground of champions, the Milo BEST Center SBP-Passerelle gathers the country’s top elementary and high school teams to compete in a competitive yet warm atmosphere that hones skills and celebrates sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie.

amdgc82
10-18-2008, 07:17 AM
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Milo Best regional championship opens
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SAINT Louis University (SLU) will have its hand full when they face deadly opponents Saturday.

The 23rd season of the Milo-sponsored Best Center Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP)-Passerelle tournaments unfurls October 18 and 19 at the Eastern College Gym in Baguio City for the Luzon regional championships.

Grade school hoopsters from Saint John Cathedral School, International School of Better Beginnings, SLU Laboratory Grade School and Don Bosco Academy Pampanga will vie for the Best Center SBP Luzon title.

SLU-Laboratory Elementary School dumped Our Lady of Mount Carmel Montessori to bag the championship in the small basketeers division 51-25 in the Baguio leg of the Milo BEST tournament recently held.

SLU will rely on the steady plays of Gabriel Capitly and Vince de Castro for them to win the circuit championships.

On the high school level, junior cagers from Divine Word College of Dagupan, Maryhill Academy, SLU Laboratory High School and Don Bosco Academy Pampanga will wage their own battles for the Passerelle Luzon trophy.

SLU-Boys High School disposed erstwhile rival and defending champion Baguio City National High School for the Passerelle Division, 92-48, in their championship duel held a week ago.

The winners of the regional championships will represent Luzon and join other champions from the National Capital Region, Visayas and Mindanao for the SBP-Passerelle national finals. (Roderick Osis)

amdgc82
10-20-2008, 06:35 AM
Monday, October 20, 2008
Lucena, Pampanga win in Milo finals
By Roderick Osis
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INTERNATIONAL School of Better Beginnings (ISBB) of Lucena spoiled an all Pampanga cast in the 23rd season of the Milo-sponsored Best Center Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP)-Passerelle for the Luzon regional championships.

ISBB overcame a fighting Don Bosco Academy Pampanga on overtime, 67–65, to seal their championship trophy of the SBP division.

Don Bosco rose from a 20-point deficit in the second quarter to finally taste the lead in the ball game, 52–51, in the fourth period but the Lucena-based dribblers went on to force the overtime before nailing the winning basket in the dying seconds of the ball game.

ISBB and Don Bosco were unbeaten in the two-day tournament to seal both their face-off match in the championship winner take all battle.

Grade school hoopsters from Saint John Cathedral School and Saint Louis University (SLU) Laboratory Grade School also took part in the SBP tournament.

In the Passerelle division, Don Bosco Academy of Pampanga upended home team SLU Laboratory High School to cop the championship trophy, 71-67.

Despite playing in front of a hostile home crowd, Pampanga silently worked under the baskets having a height advantage against the Baguio based dribblers.

"It's a shame, if I had a tall one, we would have caught up," SLU head coach Alan Abuan said, who was pleased with the performance of his team which remained unbeaten after two games in the preliminary to arrange a title showdown with Pampanga.

Divine Word College of Dagupan and Maryhill Academy also participated for the Passerelle Luzon trophy.

The winners of the regional championships will represent Luzon and join other champions from the National Capital Region, Visayas and Mindanao for the SBP-Passerelle national finals.

amdgc82
10-22-2008, 06:07 AM
October 22, 2008 06:07 PM Wednesday* *
ISBB bags SBP Luzon Cage crown*
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International School for Better Beginnings of Lucena had four players scoring in double figures to turn back Don Bosco Academy of Pampanga, 67-65, and claim the Small Basketeers Philippines’ Luzon championship over the weekend in the Milo-sponsored SBP-Passerelle basketball tournament at the Easter College gym in Baguio.
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Joshua Andrei Caracut made it happen for ISBB as he led the way with 20 points and got enough support from Paolo Glorioso, Rolando Jose Laureano and Kenneth Toole Andreson, who combined for 35 points, to ensure their team’s trip to the National Championships set Nov. 22-23 in Iloilo.
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ISBB thus joined National Capital Region champion Ateneo in the national finals.
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The Mindanao championships for this event organized by the Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) Center are set this weekend, while, SBP and Passerelle champions from the Visayas will be known after the Nov. 8-9 games.

amdgc82
10-22-2008, 06:23 AM
Don Bosco Passerelle champ
ISBB claims SBP crown
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

International School for Better Beginnings of Lucena had four players scoring in double figures to turn back Don Bosco Academy of Pampanga, 67-65, and claim the Small Basketeers Philippines’ Luzon championship over the weekend in the SBP-Passerelle basketball tournament at the Easter College gym in Baguio.

Joshua Andrei Caracut made it happen for ISBB as he led the way with 20 points and got enough support from Paolo Glorioso, Rolando Jose Laureano and Kenneth Toole Andreson, who combined for 35 points, to ensure their team’s trip to the National Championships set Nov. 22-23 in Iloilo.

ISBB thus joined National Capital Region champion Ateneo in the national finals.

The Mindanao championships for this event organized by the Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) Center are set this weekend, while, SBP and Passerelle champions from the Visayas will be known after the Nov. 8-9 games.

St. John’s Cathedral School of Pangasinan edged host St. Louis University Laboratory Elementary School, 63-62, for third place.

Don Bosco Academy made up for its loss in the SBP by clinching the Passerelle crown at the expense of St. Louis University Laboratory High School, 71-67, to earn the right to join NCR champion De La Salle in the national finals.

Maryhill Academy of Lucena settled for third place after trouncing Divine Word Academy of Dagupan, 72-61.

amdgc82
10-24-2008, 07:07 AM
Milo BEST Minda regional finals slated
Friday, October 24, 2008
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Top young hoopsters from Mindanao will take their turn under the spotlight as the 2008 MILO-sponsored BEST Center Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP)-Passerelle Mindanao regional finals unfolds this weekend at the Doña Pilar Gymnasium in Davao City.

The aspiring ballers (elementary division) from Xavier University (Cagayan de Oro), Ateneo de Zamboanga and Ateneo de Davao will play for SBP Mindanao regional trophy while the junior cagers (high school division) from Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori School Cagayan de Oro, Claret School (Zamboanga) and Holy Child School of Davao will clash tor the Passerelle crown.

The champion teams will represent Mindanao at the 23rd MILO-sponsored BEST Center SBP-Passerelle national finals in Iloilo City. They will be pitted against other regional champs from NCR, Luzon and the Visayas.

amdgc82
10-27-2008, 06:40 AM
Ateneo faces Xavier in final
Monday, October 27, 2008
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Ateneo de Davao swamped Ateneo de Zamboanga, 79-37, then routed Xavier U, 57-32, to emerge the favorite to win the Small Basketeers Philippines Mindanao crown over the weekend at the Dona Pilar gymnasium in Davao City.

Ateneo’s two triumphs in the Mindanao regional finals of the Milo-sponsored SBP-Passerelle basketball tournament set it up for a return match against Xavier University of Cagayan de Oro, whose only win came at the expense of Ateneo de Zamboanga, 60-48, to claim the other finals slot.

amdgc82
10-28-2008, 06:10 AM
Ateneo de Davao, Sacred Heart Mindanao cagefest champs
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
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Klyde Batilo scored 23 points to lead Ateneo de Davao in routing Xavier University of Cagayan de Oro, 83-56, and in clinching the Mindanao Small Basketeers Philippines trophy on Sunday in the Milo-sponsored SBP-Passerelle basketball tournament at the Dona Pilar gymnasium in Davao City.

Batilo teamed up wih Patrick Dulay and Kristoffer Competente, who combined for another 23 points in pushing the Davaoenos to the national finals set Nov. 22-23 in Iloilo.

Ateneo de Zamboanga placed third.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori, however, denied the hosts a double feat as it edged Holy Child of Davao, 86-83, in the Passerelle final.

Claret School of Zamboanga placed third in the Passerelle.

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William “Butch” Ramirez and Fr. Antonio Samson, S.J., president of Ateneo de Davao awarded the trophies to the winners.

The Visayas regional finals are set Nov. 8-9 at the West Negros gym.
Ateneo is the National Capital Region’s SBP champion, while International School for Better Beginnings of Lucena will represent Luzon.

Passerelle’s Luzon champion, meanwhile, is Don Bosco Pampanga, while Ateneo will represent NCR.

amdgc82
10-29-2008, 05:46 AM
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Mayor lauds Team CdeO
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CITY Mayor Constantino G. Jaraula congratulated the 17-man Cagayan de Oro City Basketball Team (Team CdeO) after bagging the championship crown of the Milo Best Mindanao Finals held over weekend in Davao City.

The players of the champion team, accompanied by their proud parents, coach Edgardo "Boy" Dacoco and assistant coach John Padilla, was presented to Jaraula, City Hall officials and employees during Monday's flag raising ceremony.

The team's victory, according to Jaraula, is a manifestation of the sustainable implementation of the City Government's long-time running Advance Scientific Skills Efficiency Training (Asset) in basketball.

Team CdeO basketball team captured the elusive title in the 14-years-old and under category after dethroning the four-time defending champion Davao City with a nail-biting 86-83 victory over the host squad in the thrilling championship game.

As champions in the Milo Best Mindanao's leg, Cagayan de Oro City's basketball team, composed of the junior varsity team from the Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori School who are Asset products, will represent Mindanao in the National Finals, which will be held in Iloilo City on November 20-24, 2008.

With their feat, coach Dacoco thanked the support of the City Government extended to the team through Mayor Jaraula, Vice Mayor Vicente Y. Emano, members of the City Council and secretary to the mayor Rogelio Jaraula Jr., who is the regional director of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas-Northern Mindanao.

Members of the team are John Karlo Casiño, McJour Luib, Kim Jemerson Bucag, Aleksander Josef Neri, Edgar Allan Omila, Ivan Dave Villondo, Aegies Neri, Andro Cruise Catipay, Louis Paolo Macapayag, Rey Benedict Nambatac, Melvin Dacar, Edd Francis Gio Dou, Harvey Alvarez, Charvi Nemenzo and Phil Abejuela. (CIO)

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10-30-2008, 06:36 AM
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Oro reigns in Milo Best Minda Finals
By Katherine Grace Catipay
Contributor
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SACRED Heart of Jesus Montessori School of Cagayan de Oro City defeated Holy Child School of Davao in the Milo Best Center Pasarelle Mindanao championship held at Doña Pilar Learning Center in Davao City.

The Cagayan de Oro team bravely defeated the defending champion in its turf.

The two teams met before the championship game and Holy Child clearly had the bigger (and louder) support. But this was the third time the two teams played against each other so it did not matter who had more fans.

For three years, the two teams always meet at the championships. Sacred Heart's coach, Edgardo Dacoco, said they have never defeated the Davao team at the championship game.

"We always defeat them at the pre-championship games, but when it comes to the championship itself, they always beat us," he said before the start of the championship match.

Led by team captain John Karlo Casiño, the Cagayanons started the game strong, leaving the Davao team with a seven-point lead. Holy Child could not catch up with Sacred Heart in the second and third quarters. The Cagayanons had a stronger defense play and was able to stop the Davaoeños from scoring. Sacred Heart had successful perimeter and short range shots from all its players while Holy Child had to rely on its key players for its own baskets. At the end of the third quarter, Cagayan de Oro had a 12-point lead.

At the fourth quarter, Holy Child began a strong rally, catching up to Sacred Heart and even making a 3-point lead at the last two minutes of the game. However, Holy Child started to have some foul troubles that gave Sacred Heart a couple of free throws.

Casiño and Mcjour Luib continued to show aggressiveness despite the strong rally of the Holy Child School. When the Davao team beefed up its defenses, the two proved that they could handle the pressure and became the crunch-time players, finding holes in the zone defenses of Holy Child and making some points.

At the last minute, Holy Child was still ahead by one point. A penalty was given to Holy Child School at the last 14 seconds and Kim Jemerson Bucag of Sacred Heart shot two successful free throws. Another penalty was made by the Davao team that sent Casiño to the free throw line at the last five seconds.

When the game ended, the Sacred Heart players and supporters were jumping with joy and some were in tears.

Xavier University placed 2nd in SBP division of the Milo Best Center Mindanao Finals.

Sacred Heart will represent Mindanao in the National Championship to be held in Iloilo City next month.

The score:

Sacred Heart, 86--Casiño 16, Luib 16, Bucag 10, Nemenzo 10, Macapayag 7, Nambatac 6, Neri A. 6, Neri A. J. 6, Abejuela 4, Catipay 3, Alzarez 2, Dacar 0, Villondo 0, Duo 0, Omila 0.

Holy Child, 83--Abatayo 16, Bonleon 15, Maning 14, Navales 10, Sumalinog 7, Aguilon 7, Delfinado 5, Olayon 4, Claros 2, Miedes 2, Horada 1, Cabaluna 0, Dumadag 0.

amdgc82
11-05-2008, 05:45 AM
SHS-J, USC-NC off to Visayas Finals
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The Freeman

The Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (SHS-J) Passerelle and University of San Carlos (USC)-North Campus SBP teams head to Bacolod on Friday to represent Cebu in the Visayas Regional Finals of the Milo BEST Center SBP/Passerelle twin basketball tournaments.

The SHJ-S Eagles scored back-to-back championships in the Cebu leg and are out to improve their runner-up finish in last year’s Visayas Finals.

“The team is intact and we’re all excited to win it all this time after our learning from our Visayas Finals trip last year,” SHS-J coach Rommel Rasmo said.

Leading the SHS-J attack will be Cebu MVP Daryl Nazareno. He will be backed up by team captain Gabe Branzuela, Jerry Seno and the inside presence of the Justin Yu and the de la Cruz brothers, Borgy and Justin. The rest of the team are Kiefer Lim, Adrian Muller, Reggie Abbu, Raul Antigua, Hordon Evono II, Kristoffer Porter, Dandan Tecson, Raymund Mangubat and Joseph Zozobrado. Assisting Rasmo are SHS-J Juniors coach Jaysar Esperat and Helben Regodon.

On the other hand, the USC-North Baby Warriors, who swept the opposition in the Cebu leg of the tournament, will be making their first trip to the Visayas Finals in a long time.

Although USC NC has been out of the Milo BEST Visayas Finals for quite some time, coach Galimar Largo is unfazed, having steered the team to a silver medal in the Palarong Pambansa last May.

USC is looking to score a back-to-back Visayas championship for Cebu as SHS-J won the tournament last year. “The boys are ready and raring to go, and we’re asking for the prayers and support of the Cebu fans,” said Largo.

Andrey Armenion will lead USC’s band of role players, which include Lorenzo Piad, Michael Balankig, Bryan Deniega and Jude Bulan.

The other members of the team are Steven Cedric Co, Joshua Matthew Curvo, Noriko Benedicto, Vincent Fancis Sotto, Arnie Christian Padilla, Clint Uy, Marc Jubay, Dolan Adlawan, Joeven Yap, and Philip Martin Aguirre. Assisting Largo is former USC Warrior Vernini Tangarorang. USC Basketball Program’s Consultant Mike Reyes will also be on hand to lend his expertise. (PR)

amdgc82
11-05-2008, 09:33 AM
Bacolod to Host Milo Reg’l Final
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November 4, 2008

The Regional Championship Finals of Milo Age-Group Basketball tournament will unfold at West Negros University gym on Saturday and Sunday, October (November) 8-9, 2008.

Bacolod Tay Tung High School will represent Bacolod City. Iloilo will be represented by Ateneo, University of San Carlos for Cebu, while Capiz will also send their representative.

Schedule of matches was not yet disclosed pending the final meeting of officials on Friday to finalize the set up of the tournament.

The age brackets will be 10, 11 and 12 years old. There are three for 10 years old, and six each for 11 and 12 years old, according to report.

The winners in this regional championship will advance to the national final this month or next month.*

amdgc82
11-07-2008, 07:11 AM
SBP/Passerelle Visayas finals on
Friday, November 7, 2008
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Top Visayan teams will clash for basketball supremacy in the 2008 Milo-sponsored BEST Center SBP-Passerelle Visayas regional finals beginning today at the West Negros College Gym in Bacolod City.

In the SBP division, Bacolod Tay Tung School, University of San Carlos North of Cebu, Ateneo de Iloilo and Filamer Christian College of Roxas City will dispute for the division trophy while Saint John Institute of Bacolod, Sacred Heart School-Jesuit of Cebu, Ateneo de Iloilo and College of Saint John of Roxas City see action in the Passerelle finale.

The winners of the regional tournament will represent the Visayas and will go against other champions from NCR, Luzon and Mindanao for the SBP-Passerelle national championships.

amdgc82
11-09-2008, 05:42 AM
Sunday, November 09, 2008
SHSJ wins, USC loses in Milo regionals
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BACOLOD—The Sacred Heart School Jesuit (SHSJ) and the University of San Carlos North Campus (USC NC) kicked off their respective campaigns in the Visayas Regional finals of the Best Center SBP/Passerelle twin basketball tournament in contrasting fashion at the West Negros University Gym.

The SHSJ Eagles served notice of their goal to win the Passerelle championship by defeating Ateneo de Iloilo (ADI), 71-61, in a battle of Jesuit schools, while USC NC couldn’t sustain its fiery fourth quarter rally as it bowed to ADI, 35-41, in the SBP division.

The Eagles jumped to a 21-11 lead at the end of the first quarter, and increased the lead to 12, 38-26 at halftime. ADI roared back to cut the lead to as low as three, 46-49, in the third quarter before SHSJ recovered to post a 54-48 lead at the end of the period.

The Eagles regained their momentum in the fourth quarter behind the outside shooting of Gabe Branzuela and inside play of Borgy de la Cruz. Branzuela kicked off a 9-1 bltiz with two straight triples, while de la Cruz poured in four points in the same stretch to douse off the Ateneo rally.

Balanced attack

Jerry Seno led SHSJ’s balanced attack with 14 points. Daryl Nazareno added 13, while Branzuela made 11.
The Eagles were playing College of St. John of Roxas at press time and a win would assure SHS-J of at least a tie for slot in the finals which will be held today.

In the SBP game, USC North started out cold and trailed Ateneo all game long. Down 20-28 at the start of the fourth quarter, the Baby Warriors leaned on its full-court press to stage a rally, coming within one, 30-31 with 3:39 left in the game. (PR)

amdgc82
11-09-2008, 05:47 AM
Dominate Visayas?
BLEACHER TALK By Rico Navarro
Sunday, November 9, 2008
The Freeman

Cebu has always boasted that it’s the hotbed of basketball south of Manila. But if it’s a real dominance over the rest of our neighbors in Visayas and Mindanao, this will have to cover all levels of basketball.

At the higher level of basketball, Cebu is virtually unstoppable. The M. Lhuillier ballclub has always been tops in the semi pro circuit, representing Cebu in the Liga Pilipinas and their previous leagues such as the MVBA and URBL. At the collegiate level, the University of the Visayas has always been tagged as the top collegiate team in the Vismin and is even considered a threat to the top teams of the UAAP and NCAA. We’re not counting the PBA and PBL here since these are more national in scope. But I’d like to see M. Lhuillier take their action to this level (this makes another story).

The Central Visayas has also been our domain in the Palarong Pambansa even if we suffered a glitch when Bohol defeated Cebu City in the high school division of the CVIRAA 2008 games. Cebu ’s grade school team, though has always been CVIRAA’s official grade school representative in the Palaro almost every year.

So what else is there to conquer? Is there another level which we have or have not dominated with regularity so far? Don’t look now but the developmental youth sector is something we’ll need to work on.

This is the age group for 14 and 11 year old boys that are identified with the BEST Center. For reference, this is a notch below the high school or juniors division. The BEST Center has organized its twin Passerelle and Small Basketeers Philippines tournament for the past 23 years with Milo as its main sponsor. This is why it’s also more popularly known as the Milo BEST tournament. It’s the longest running and most popular tournament for the youth which is also nationwide in scope.

At present, two Cebu-based schools are fighting it out in the Visayas Regional Finals of the tournament being held in Bacolod City . The University of San Carlos North Campus (USC NC) is playing in the SBP division, while Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (SHS-J) is carrying Cebu ’s colors in the Passerelle division. USC NC is up against Bacolod Tay Tung School, Ateneo de Iloilo and Filamer Christian School of Roxas. SHS-J is battling the challenge of Ateneo de Iloilo, St. John’s Institute of Bacolod and the College of St. John of Roxas.

Cebu has made trips to the Milo BEST Tournament’s Visayas Finals every year but dominating it has not been an easy task. USC South Campus was a consistent Cebu SBP champion in the past and has even won the Visayas leg. SHS-J won the Visayas leg last year but fell short in the national finals.

In the Passerelle division, USC North has consistently been a Cebu champ also in the past, while SHS-J has won the last two editions of the Cebu leg. But again, winning the Visayas trophy has become a daunting task.

So what gives? Are Bacolod and Iloilo much better than us? Are we ill-prepared? For now, it’s safe to say that the level of competition is dead even among Cebu, Iloilo and Roxas. Unless of course we score a double SBP/Passerelle championship. And it’s something that could happen this afternoon.

But it won’t be easy. Both teams faced a grueling two-day schedule of playing two games per day yesterday and today, one in the morning and another in the afternoon. Their last elimination round game will be played this morning while the championship will have to be won this afternoon. In a span of just 48 hours, a Visayas champion will be determined, and head off to Iloilo in two weeks time.

If we are to dominate the Visayas, the first thing that must take place is the elevation of the competition at the local level. Only if all our teams are strong will we be sure of winning the Visayas leg as the real challenge will come from among our own lot. USC NC was challenged by Don Bosco in the Cebu SBP finals while SHS-J had some tough games against USC NC in the Passerelle finals and UC in the elimination round. The big question is if all these were enough to strengthen both USC NC and SHS-J.

It’s rather tough to put this kind of pressure on 14 and 12 year old kids. How I wish we didn’t have to do it. But for Cebu to dominate the Visayas, I guess it has to be done.

amdgc82
11-10-2008, 05:54 AM
Monday, November 10, 2008
SHS-J battles ADI for Milo title
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THE Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (SHS-J) is closing in on the Visayas title of the Milo Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) Center Passerelle division as it moved to the final round following an emphatic showing in the elimination round yesterday at the West Negros University GYm.

SHS-J topped the elimination round as it posted two more victories against College of St. John Roxas (CSJR), 92-81, and St. John Institute of Bacolod, 84-70, for a clean 3-0 slate.

SHS-J was playing Ateneo de Iloilo for the title at press time last night.

In its first game against CSJR, the Eagles banked on a strong performance in the first three periods to build an insurmountable 26-point advantage going into the final period.

Defense

However, SHS-J’s defense slackened and allowed CSJR to fire back with a 26-8 rally to slice the lead to just seven, 88-81 in the final two minutes of the game.

It was then when MVP Daryl Nazareno along with Adrian Muller and Gabe Branzuela took matters in their own hands and ended the battle with a 7-0 run.

Later, the Eagles faced St. John, who battled them to a nail-biter but only up until the first period where the score was tied at 18.

The SHSJ squad then concluded the game as early as the second period as they scattered 28 points, while holding host team St. John at bay with just seven points to take the lead for good.

The win placed SHSJ in the finals opposite Ateneo de Iloilo.

Meanwhile, after a bad first day, all the University of San Carlos North Campus (USC NC) could hope for is a third-place finish.

It will play for the third place diadem in the SBP division after absorbing its second loss against Bacolod Tay Tung School , 47-58.

The Baby Warriors actually showed signs of life as it recovered from an 11-point deficit in the first period slicing it to a point, 43-42, in the final five minutes of the game. (MCB with PR)

amdgc82
11-10-2008, 01:11 PM
Monday, November 10, 2008
Tay Tung boys bag SBP Visayas crown
BY NIDA BUENAFE
www.visayandailystar.com
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Riding high on the big game of Kiriel Montalbo and Roylen Dormido in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, Bacolod Tay Tung High School beat last year’s runner-up Ateneo De Iloilo to capture the title in the 2008 Visayas Regional Championship SBP division of the Milo BEST basketball tournament at the West Negros University gym yesterday.

Down by eight points going into the final quarter, the Baby Dragons of BTTHS resolutely climbed their way out of the deficit and put on the pressure of Iloilo’ hitman Jorine Cercado who fouled out of the game and sent Montalbo to the free throw line with 2:27 left in the game. Montalbo sank his two gift shots to cut Ateneo’s lead to one point, 51-50.

In the ensuing play, Ateneo’s defense failed to stop Montalbo, who finally nailed BTTHS first lead in the ballgame at 52-51 by converting two free throws.

But the Iloilo team refused to get disheartened as Kims Go tied the game at 52-all with 53 seconds left in the clock only to lose the momentum once again as Montalbo got through Ateneo’s defense for a quick basket that put BTTHS on top with two points at 54-52.

Another turnover on Ateneo’s side resulted to two more points from Roylen Dormido who made his shot with 23.2 seconds left in the game clock.

However, any early celebration for BTTHS was forestalled as the Iloilo team managed to score in the next ball possession to cut the lead to two points.

With 5.5 ticks left in the game, an errant foul was called on Tay Tung’s side and everyone inside the gym held their breath as Iloilo’s Nuñal made his first free throw and missed the second one for the 56-55 final score in favor of the Bacolod team.

“It was pure hardwork for the boys and I give all the credits to them,” Tay Tung coach Bobby Te said.

Although they were staring at as much as 11-point margin in the third quarter, Te said he never doubted the capabilities of his boys to make a comeback in the final quarter.

“I always told them that win or lose, we have to accept the outcome of the final game. I am very proud of their performance,” Te added.

Finishing first runner-up once again this year broke the hearts of the boys from Ateneo Iloilo who got emotional during the closing ceremony, despite receiving the Best in Sportsmanship trophy in addition to the first runner-up honors.

Iloilo coach Jophil Cercado said the boys have high expectations going into the finals and they were hoping to capture the title after finishing behind Sacred Heart School – Jesuits of Cebu last year.

With the win, BTTHS boys will play the other finalists from Luzon and Mindanao for the national finals set Nov. 21 in Iloilo.

Meanwhile, in the Pasarelle division, Sacred Heart School – Jesuits of Cebu triumphed over Ateneo de Iloilo in another roller-coaster endgame.*NAB

amdgc82
11-11-2008, 06:40 AM
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Eagles win Milo Best title
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THE Sacred Heart School Jesuit finally nailed the regional title of the Milo Basketbal Efficiency and Scientific Training
(Best) after outlasting the Ateneo de Iloilo, 72-66, last Sunday night at the West Negros University Gym.

SHSJ overcame the endgame rally of Ateneo de Iloilo to win the Visayas title and to advance to the national finals later this month in Iloilo City.

After a strong start, SHSJ, which was leading, 58-51 in the final period, got surprised when Ateneo dropped an 11-4 bomb that finally put the teams in a 62-all deadlock.

Ateneo also wrested the lead away from the Eagles, 64-62 with just a little over three minutes left in the game.

The Cebuanos silenced their opponents with a 6-0 run courtesy of Borgy dela Cruz and Jerry Jan Seno to put SHSJ back on top, 70-66 with less than a minute to play.

In a desperate attempt, Ateneo fired a bungled three pointer, before Adrian Muller scored thanks to a nifty drop pass from a slashing Nazareno to score the final tally.

“This is a very sweet championship after last year’s experience. The boys didn’t panic when Ateneo rallied and we kept our composure until the very end. I’m very proud of what they achieved,” SHSJ Coach Rommel Rasmo.

Seno and Nazareno had 12 points apiece to lead a balanced SHJS attack. De la Cruz added 10.

SHSJ will represent the Visayas in the national finals on Nov. 21-22 in Iloilo City.

The University of San Carlos North Campus (USC NC), Cebu’s representative in the SBP division took third place after defeating Filamer Christian College of Roxas, 72-21. (MCB)

gameface_one
11-11-2008, 08:18 AM
Tay Tung in SBP finals
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Bacolod’s Tay Tung High School clinched two easy victories over the weekend to make it to the Small Basketeers Philippines finals of the Milo-sponsored SBP-Passerelle Visayas Regional Championships at the West Negros gym in Bacolod.


Tay Tung trounced Filamer Christian High School of Roxas City, 67-17, then scuttled University of San Carlos (Cebu), 58-47, to secure a finals berth. It will wait the winner between the Ateneo de Iloilo-Filamer semifinal game for its final opponent.

Ateneo blasted USC-Cebu, 41-35, in the other completed SBP semifinal match.

It was complicated in the Passerelle division, though, as the organizing Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) Center was forced to wait for the semifinal tallies between Ateneo de Iloilo and St. John's Institute of Bacolod to determine whether to hold another knockout round with Sacred Heart School of Cebu.

Sacred Heart has two wins in its pocket after beating Ateneo, 71-61, and College of St. John of Roxas City, 92-81.

Ateneo, however, defeated host St. John Institute, 74-52, but St. John refused to roll over and die, scoring a 74-61 victory over Roxas City bet College of St. John. Ateneo and the host squad are tied at 1-1, requiring a playoff to determine the final cast.

CrossOver
11-12-2008, 12:51 AM
Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) and Sacred Heart School Jesuit (SHSJ) of Cebu bagged the Visayas Small Basketeers Philippines (SBP) and Passerelle championships, respectively, of the Milo-sponsored Best Center SBP-Passerelle basketball tournament at the West Negros University Gym.

Tay Tung came from behind to nip Ateneo de Iloilo, 56-55, in the SBP finals while SHSJ scored a 72-66 win over Ateneo de Iloilo in the Passerelle championship game.

Tay Tung went to Kirrell Brahndon Montalbo who single-handedly slashed Ateneo’s lead in the fourth quarter. Go sank four straight free throws and added a lay-up to give Tay Tung a 54-52 lead with 1:02 left in the game. Down 54-56, Ateneo had the chance to tie the game and go for the winner when an unsportsmanlike foul was slapped against Tay Tung. Kins Jonas Go split his charities to cut down the lead to 55-56 with 5.5 seconds left.

Earning ball possession due to the unsportsmanlike foul, Ateneo failed to score in its final possession.

In the Passerelle championship, SHSJ squandered as many as 12 points but recovered in time.

to overcome Ateneo de Iloilo. Down 51-58 in the fourth period, Ateneo went on a 13-4 run to take a 64-62 lead with 2:19 left in the game. SHSJ then ran off six unanswered points behind Borgy de la Cruz who tied the game at 66-all and Jerry Jan Seno who scored four straight points from the baseline to give SHSJ a 70-66 lead with 54.6 seconds left. The Sacred Heart defense shut down Ateneo from then on to spoil Iloilo’s target to score a double Visayas SBP-Passerelle championship.

Tay Tung and Sacred Heard will represent the Visayas in the national finals of the tournament, which will be held in Iloilo on Nov. 22 and 23. Tay Tung will join face off against the other regional champions including defending national SBP champions Ateneo de Manila, International School for Better Beginnings of Lucena and Ateneo de Davao.

In the Passerelle division, Sacred Heart will go up against La Salle Greenhills, Don Bosco Pampanga and Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori of Cagayan de Oro.

PhilStar (http://www.philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=49&type=2&sec=30&aid=20081111187)

amdgc82
11-12-2008, 06:50 AM
Tay Tung cagers top SBP Visayas tourney
By Henry C. Villalva
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BACOLOD Tay Tung High School, mentored by Negros Basketball Association (NBA) tournament commissioner Bobby Tee, clinched two easy wins in the elimination round of the 2008 Milo-sponsored SBP-Passerelle Visayas Regional Championships.

It went on to nip Ateneo de Iloilo, 56-55, to top the Visayas regional qualifying event, under the SBP category at the West Negros University Gym last weekend.

The Tay Tung cagers bucked injuries to four key players sustained during their elimination round match against University of San Carlos-North of Cebu in winning over their Iloilo rivals as Kirell Brandon Montalbo, who topscored with 26 points, suffered from leg and stomach cramps. Roylyn Dormido suffered from hand and shoulder injury, while Jean Mitchell Morales with a swollen knee, and Roland Malate from injured hand and legs.

Also scoring for the Tay Tung cagers were Dormido with eight points, Orvie Bautista and Zachary William Enriquez with six apiece, Malate with four while Morales, Frantz Nicholas Chua and Daniel Lo chipped in with two points each for the win which secured for the Bacolod-based squad a berth in the Milo Small Basketeers Philippines-Passerelle National Championship slated in Iloilo City on Nov. 22-23 at the University of San Agustin Gym.

The other members of the champion Bacolod Tay Tung High School team are Sean Karl Javellana, Ricky Sales, James Chua, Luke Liza, John Vergara, Andrew Ablao and Chad Beasley Lim.

Tay Tung defeated Filamer Christian High School of Roxas City, 67-17, then scuttled USC-North, 58-47 before it escaped Ateneo de Iloilo in the title match.

Both Tay Tung and Ateneo de Iloilo ended the elimination round with 2-0, win loss cards, although tournament organizers decided to forego the crossover semis and go straight to the title match between the two squads to decide the championship.

amdgc82
11-18-2008, 06:56 AM
Smart backs SB-Passerelle
Updated November 18, 2008 12:00 AM*
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Smart Communications has become the latest backer of the Small Basketeers Philippines-Passerelle National Championships set Nov. 22-23 in Iloilo.

This was announced by Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) Center founder and president Nic Jorge, who also founded and remains the organizer of the SBP-Passerelle tournament for 19 years now.

“We are very honored to have Smart Communications as a new partner. Along with our long-time sponsor Milo, the SBP-Passerelle tournament will continue to develop as many young athletes as we could. This will be our contribution to basketball development as envisioned by Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Manny V. Pangilinan, who is also president of Smart Communications,” Jorge said.

amdgc82
11-21-2008, 06:21 AM
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tay Tung 5 off to SBP national finals
By Henry C. Villalva
www.sunstar.com.ph

VISAYAS Milo Small Basketeers Philippines champion squad Bacolod Tay Tung High School leaves for Iloilo City Friday to campaign in the 2008 national finals of the annual Milo SBP-Passerelle Basketball Tournament scheduled this Saturday and Sunday, November 22-23, at the University of San Agustin Gym.

Mentored by Negros Basketball Association (NBA) tournament commissioner Bobby Tee, the team is composed of perennial MVP Kirell Brandon "Kib" Montalbo, Rolyn Dormido, Orvie Bautista, Zachary William Enriquez, Roland Malate, Jean Mitchell Morales, Frantz Nicholas Chua, Daniel Lo, Sean Karl Javellana, Ricky Sales, James Chua, Luke Liza, John Vergara, Andrew Ablao and Chad Beasley Lim.

The Tay Tung cagers clobbered Filamer Christian College of Roxas City, 67-17, then drubbed Cebu City's University of San Carlos-North, 58-47, before wrapping up the regional title at the expense of Ateneo de Iloilo, 56-55, in a tight championship clash at the West Negros University Gym last November 9.

The Negrense squad had to prevail over their Iloilo counterparts in the title match despite injury sustained by four of its starters Montalbo, Dormido, Morales and Malate on account of a highly physical encounter against the Cebu squad prior to the championship game.

In winning the Visayas regional title of this annual age-group national competition organized by Nestle Philippines in cooperation with the Best Center of former national coach Nic Jorge, Tay Tung's scorers were led by Montalbo with 26 points, Dormido with eight, Bautista and Enriquez with six apiece, Malate with four while Morales, Frantz Nicholas Chua and Lo chipped in with two points each.

Tay Tung also hit the national sports headlines in the same event during the 1990s when it figured in the national finals with a team top-billed by now Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) star and 2006 MVP James Yap of Escalante City, and mentored by Dominic Chua and Edward Maapni.

CrossOver
11-25-2008, 12:27 AM
Pre-tournament favorite Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) scored two victories to set the stage for its Small Basketeers Philippines (SBP) title defense on Saturday in the Milo-sponsored SBP-Passerelle Twin Basketball tournament at the University of San Agustin gym in Iloilo.

The Katipunan dribblers defeated sister-team Ateneo de Davao, 41-32, in its first game, then whipped International School for Better Beginnings of Lucena, 80-66, for its second straight win.

Despite the loss to ADMU, Ateneo de Davao stayed in the hunt for a berth in the SBP championship by defeating Visayas champion Bacolod Tay Tung High School, 76-73. Tay Tung had earlier defeated ISBB, 67-41, tying Ateneo de Davao in the team standings at 1-1.

A win by ADMU over Tay Tung will give the defending champs an outright berth in the championship, while the latter is in a must-win situation to forge a triple tie for first.

In the Passerelle division, La Salle Greenhills of NCR and Visayas champion Sacred Heart School Jesuit (SHSJ) of Cebu scored two straight wins each to arrange a showdown for the championship. LSGH cruised past Mindanao champions Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori (SHJM) of Cagayan de Oro, 108-67, then trounced Don Bosco Pampanga, 77-48. SHSJ kicked off its campaign with a 69-57 win over Don Bosco Pampanga, then came from behind to nip SHJM, 62-61.

The Daily Tribune (http://www.tribune.net.ph/sports/20081125spo9.html)

amdgc82
06-13-2009, 11:24 AM
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Best Center’s July sessions up; 24th SBP tourney set to fire off
06/13/2009

Basketball action for the new school season starts on July 4 when the Best Center (Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training Center) returns to Metro Manila after a very successful series of training programs in the provinces, including venues in the Visayas and Mindanao.

Students at the Malate Catholic School get the first taste of Best Center’s brand of scientific and up-to-date basketball training which has produced many past and present cage stars, including professionals Paolo Mendoza, Joseph Yeo, TY Tang and Magnum Membrere and amateur J. V. Casio, it holds its Saturday sessions from July 4 for Levels 1 to 3 at 11:30 a.m.

Xavier School will also offer Introduction to Basketball sessions for Levels 1 to 3 while the Ateneo schedule was moved to July 11 for Levels 1 to 5.

On Sundays starting July 5, the Best Center will bring its clinics to the Starmall in Alabang for Levels 1 to 3 for its 1:30 p.m. sessions.

Inquiries and enrollees are accepted at the Best Center hotlines: 411-6260 and 372-3065 to 66 or through electronic mail at bescentersports@gmail.com

Meanwhile, majority of Best Center graduates will see action when the Small Basketeers Philippines (SBP) tournament, another brainchild of Best Center chairman and founder Nic Jorge in his effort to propagate youth basketball development, starts on July 19 at the Xavier School Sports Complex.

Jorge, also secretary general of the Basketball Association of the Philippines Inc. (BAPI) said the tournament is open to teams from both private and public schools. Interested squads can send representatives to an organizational meeting set at 3 p.m. on June 19 at the Quezon City Sports Club.

This will be the 24th year of the SBP/Passerelle, which introduced the tournament format of 5/5/5, also known as the Jorge format. Under this system which is being adopted now in most youth events, a team is required to use five different players in each of the first three quarters. However, any of the players may be fielded in the fourth quarter.

amdgc82
06-18-2009, 09:07 AM
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BEST holds SBP, Passerelle tilts
Updated June 18, 2009 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training Center (BEST Center) is calling on school teams who are interested in joining this year’s Small Basketeers Philippines (SBP)-Passerelle tournaments to an organizational meeting tomorrow at the Quezon City Sports Club.

The BEST Center, founded by long-time youth basketball development pioneer Nic Jorge more than 30 years ago, said the tournament is open to teams from both private and public schools.

The tournament, now on its 24th year, will be held at the Xavier School Sports Complex.

Jorge, also secretary general of the Basketball Association of the Philippines, Inc. (BAPI), said interested squads can send representatives to an organizational meeting set at 3 p.m.

For details, please call 411-6260 and 372-3065 to 66 or send electronic mail to bestcentersports@gmail.com.

amdgc82
07-09-2009, 06:10 AM
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SBP, Passerelle tournaments slated
Updated July 09, 2009 12:00 AM

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Ateneo vs Xavier during last year’s NCR finals.

MANILA, Philippines – The Milo-sponsored SBP (Small Basketeers Philippines)-Passerelle tournaments begin July 19 at the Xavier School Sports Complex in Green Hills, San Juan.

Now on its 24th year, the tournament is open to teams from both private and public schools. The tournament is noted for applying the 5/5/5 format, also known as the Jorge Format named after BEST founder Nic Jorge.

Under the system, a team is required to use five different players in each of the first three quarters. However, any of the players may be fielded in the fourth quarter. The system is now being adopted in most other youth events.

Last year, La Salle Green Hills topped the Passerelle division while the Ateneo Blue Eaglets lorded over the SBP division. Both teams defended their titles against a field of more than 40 teams in the tournament, widely-acknowledged as the country’s premier sporting event for young basketball players.

Through the years, it has produced outstanding graduates like Paolo Mendoza, Joseph Yeo, TY Tang, Magnum Membrere, JV Casio and James Yap

The Milo-sponsored SBP-Passerelle tournament are in line with the commitment of Milo to build champions not just in sports but most importantly in life.

amdgc82
07-25-2009, 08:23 AM
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SLU teams lead charges in Milo basketball
Friday, July 24, 2009
By Roderick Osis

TEAMS from Saint Louis University Laboratory (SLU) Elementary and High Schools start their title retention bid in the 24th season of the Small Basketeers and Passerelle division of the Milo Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) tournament.

With the tournament scheduled to open on August 22 at the Easter College gymnasium, five more teams are out to contest SLU’s supremacy in the Milo tournament that will determine the city’s representative in the regional finals.

Expected to suit up in the Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP) are Tabora Elementary School, University of the Cordilleras, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montessori, Berkeley School, and Star Educational Christian School.

Participants in the Paserelle division are Baguio City National High School, University of the Cordilleras, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montessori Star Educational Christian School and Berkeley.

Fifteen players compose each team, broken down into three nine-year-old, three 10-year-old, and nine 11-year-old for SBP and two 12-year-old, six 13-year-old and seven 14-year-old for Paserelle.

As in the past, every team is required to field different fives in the first three quarters to ensure everyone gets to play. But in the last canto, the coach is free to rotate his boys.

A breeding ground of champions, the Milo BEST Center SBP-Passerelle gathers the country’s top elementary and high school teams to compete in a competitive yet warm atmosphere that hones skills and celebrates sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie.

The Best Center, founded by long-time youth basketball development pioneer Nic Jorge more than 30 years ago is open to teams from both private and public schools.

amdgc82
08-21-2009, 05:43 AM
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Milo best tourney opens
Thursday, August 20, 2009

A BANNER of 12 teams from the elementary and secondary schools are raring to see action when the 24th season of the Small Basketeers and Passerelle division of the Milo Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) tournament opens at the Easter College gymnasium.

Milo Best Center coordinator Antonio del Monte said six teams in the Passarelle and another six teams in the small basketeers division will compete for honors in month long tournament.

Suiting up for the small basketeers is defending champion Saint Louis University (SLU) Laboratory Elementary School, Tabora Elementary School, University of the Cordilleras, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montessori, Berkeley School, and Star Educational Christian Foundation.

Participants in the Paserelle division are SLU–Laboratory High School, Baguio City National High School, University of the Cordilleras, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montessori Star Educational Christian Foundation and Berkeley.

Both SLU teams will have their hands full against the ten other teams after winning last year’s edition in the passarelle and small basketeers division.

Fifteen players compose each team, broken down into three nine-year-old, three 10-year-old, and nine 11-year-old for SBP and two 12-year-old, six 13-year-old and seven 14-year-old for Paserelle.

As in the past, every team is required to field different fives in the first three quarters to ensure everyone gets to play. But in the last canto, the coach is free to rotate his boys.

A breeding ground of champions, the Milo BEST Center SBP-Passerelle gathers the country’s top elementary and high school teams to compete in a competitive yet warm atmosphere which hones skills and celebrates sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie. (Roderick Osis)

amdgc82
08-21-2009, 06:08 AM
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La Salle Greenhills, Ateneo unbeaten in SBP
Updated August 21, 2009 12:00 AM

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Hans Eugenio of the Lourdes School of Quezon City Blue Titans drives against Jolo Mendoza of the Ateneo de Manila Blue Eaglets during the SBP opening games of the Milo-sponsored BEST Center tournament.

MANILA, Philippines - La Salle Greenhills-A and Ateneo scored big victories over the weekend to lead two other squads with unscathed record on top of their respective Small Basketeers Philippines divisions in the SBP-Passerelle twin tournaments at the Xavier School gym.

Amando Emmanuel San Juan III led LSGH-A with 12 points in beating Notre Dame of Greater Manila, 57-42, for La Salle’s third straight win in as many games. La Salle now tops SBP-C while NDGM dropped to 2-1. La Salle Santiago Zobel (1-2) rapped Malate Catholic School (0-3), 53-17, in the other Group C match.

Ateneo, meanwhile, routed San Benildo Integrated School, 85-4, to also claim its third straight triumph and stay clean on top of SBP-A. San Benildo skidded to its third straight defeat. Lourdes School (2-1) demolished San Beda College (1-2), 56-14, in the other Group A game.

Xavier School walked over Colegio San Agustin (1-2) for its third win in Group B. Don Bosco Technical Institute-Makati (2-1) smashed sister team DB-Technical College Mandaluyong (0-3), 61-26, in the other D match.

Lourdes School of Mandaluyong scuttled La Salle Greenhills-B (1-2), 65-27, for its third straight win and the Group D lead. Marish School (2-1) defeated Kids World Christian Academy (0-3), 56-25, in the other Group B match.

In the Passerelle matches, it was Lourdes School-QC over Don Bosco Technical College, 65-52; La Salle Greenhills over Notre Dame, 62-50; Unversity of the East over School of St. Anthony, 70-64; San Beda College over Golden Sunbeams, 120-20; and La Salle Zobel over University of Santo Tomas, 42-41.

amdgc82
08-29-2009, 06:34 AM
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Ateneo, La Salle enter SBP semis
(The Philippine Star) Updated August 29, 2009 12:00 AM

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Bacolod Rep. Monico Puentevella tosses the ceremonial ball during the opening ceremonies of the Small Basketeers Philippines-Passerelle twin basketball tournament recently in Bacolod. Joining Puentevella are SBP-Passerelle and BEST Center founder and chairman Nic Jorge, Bacolod SBP representative Joanna Soto Solon and Rudy Ascona, Basketball Association of the Philippines, Inc. (BAPI) director.

MANILA, Philippines - Defending champion Ateneo de Manila and archrival La Salle Greenhills A trounced their quarterfinals rivals to lead the semifinals cast of the Small Basketeers Philippines tournament recently at the Xavier School gym.

Ateneo routed Don Bosco Technical School, 81-31, to claim its third consecutive triumph in Group A and forge a semifinals clash with Notre Dame of Greater Manila, which trimmed Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, 41-38, also for its third straight win.

La Salle, meanwhile, inched closer to another finals clash with Ateneo by beating Marist School, 79-42, to arrange a semifinals clash with host Xavier School, which rapped Lourdes School of Quezon City, 72-11. La Salle and Xavier are also undefeated in three games.

Semifinal games will be held tomorrow.

Passerelle matches saw Antipolo Lourdes School over Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, 61-34; Marist School over San Benildo Integrated School, 69-60; Xavier over Lourdes-QC, 79-44; La Salle Greenhills B over Don Bosco Technical College, 59-30; La Salle Greenhills A over Malate Catholic School, 20-0; and San Beda over Sta. Clara International Academy, 67-8.

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08-29-2009, 08:09 AM
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Ateneo, La Salle enter SBP semis
(The Philippine Star) Updated August 29, 2009 12:00 AM

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Bacolod Rep. Monico Puentevella tosses the ceremonial ball during the opening ceremonies of the Small Basketeers Philippines-Passerelle twin basketball tournament recently in Bacolod. Joining Puentevella are SBP-Passerelle and BEST Center founder and chairman Nic Jorge, Bacolod SBP representative Joanna Soto Solon and Rudy Ascona, Basketball Association of the Philippines, Inc. (BAPI) director.

MANILA, Philippines - Defending champion Ateneo de Manila and archrival La Salle Greenhills A trounced their quarterfinals rivals to lead the semifinals cast of the Small Basketeers Philippines tournament recently at the Xavier School gym.

Ateneo routed Don Bosco Technical School, 81-31, to claim its third consecutive triumph in Group A and forge a semifinals clash with Notre Dame of Greater Manila, which trimmed Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, 41-38, also for its third straight win.

La Salle, meanwhile, inched closer to another finals clash with Ateneo by beating Marist School, 79-42, to arrange a semifinals clash with host Xavier School, which rapped Lourdes School of Quezon City, 72-11. La Salle and Xavier are also undefeated in three games.

Semifinal games will be held tomorrow.

Passerelle matches saw Antipolo Lourdes School over Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, 61-34; Marist School over San Benildo Integrated School, 69-60; Xavier over Lourdes-QC, 79-44; La Salle Greenhills B over Don Bosco Technical College, 59-30; La Salle Greenhills A over Malate Catholic School, 20-0; and San Beda over Sta. Clara International Academy, 67-8.


Three of the 4 semifinalist are schools with Grade 7. These schools have undue advantage because they are able to retain in their line-ups the very good and mature 12-yr old kids. Whereas, other schools cannot because their 12-yr old players are often enrolled in 1st yr high school.

Congratulations to Notre Dame for that 3-pt margin win over Lourdes School Mandaluyong, another school with Gr 7. Buti nalang at batak sa larong kalye ang mga batang Kalookan ng Notre... kung hindi, malamang talo.

For many years now, schools without Gr 7 have asked that eligibility rules be amended.

That 12-yr old kids enrolled in 1st yr hs be allowed to play IF they were part of the SBP line-up when they were in Gr 6. First yr hs kids who attended grade school at another school, even if they had play at Milo-BEST will be ineligible.

Pangkaraniwan na ngayon na pumasok sa Gr 1 ang isang bata sa edad na 6, kaya onse pa lang yan pagdating ng Gr 6. Dapat eligible pa maglaro sa susunod na taon... kung may Gr 7. Kung wala? Sorry na lang.

Kung ang isang 11-taong gulang na bata ay bahagi na ng koponan, bakit di payagan maglaro kahit 1st yr hs na siya sa edad na 12?

Ano nga ba uli ang labanan?

Ito ba ay AGE GROUP TOURNAMENT?

O, ito ba ay GRADE LEVEL TOURNAMENT?

amdgc82
08-30-2009, 08:28 AM
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Milo BEST
BLEACHERS TALK By Rico Navarro (The Freeman) Updated August 30, 2009 12:00 AM

Milo and BEST, BEST and Milo = Milo BEST. Get it? It’s a play of words that has been there for the past 25 years and it looks like nothing can stop it. When one talks about THE basketball tournament for youth, Milo BEST is hands-down, a top-of-mind answer. And so why all the fuss? All because Cebu’s 2009 edition of the Milo-sponsored BEST SBP/Passerelle Twin Basketball Tournaments kicks off tomorrow at the University of San Carlos North Campus Gym. Once again, the best of age-group basketball get together for a friendly round of games in what is now known as the most followed tournament in the country.

Many questions have been asked about Milo BEST, and so we felt it proper to provide answers to the FAQ’s about the event. For starters, the event is organized by the Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (BEST) Center which was founded by Nic Jorge 31 years ago. The tournament was originally intended for students of the BEST basketball clinics that were held every summer. It was only fitting that students of the clinic would put their newly-learned skills to the test, and the best way to do it was through a tournament. That was then. What was once a simple intramurals-like competition among BEST clinic students has now grown to become a nationwide age-group tournament for schools. It has now been acknowledged as THE tournament for the youth with all major schools nationwide involved. And with Milo’s support and touch, no other tournament can match what Milo and BEST, a.k.a “Milo BEST” have achieved.

Many of today’s stars in the PBA trace their roots in the programs of the BEST Center, whether this be through the clinic or through the Milo-sponsored BEST Tournaments. Age group basketball took awhile to develop here in the Philippines, and with the BEST Center at the forefront, things have changed for the better. This also meant the mushrooming of other youth-based tournaments and programs that got the whole basketball family busy in uplifting the standards of age-group hoops.

The BEST tournament has two divisions. The younger division is called the Small Basketeers Philippines (SBP) division. This is for boys under 12 years old in the year of the tournament. For the 2009 tournaments, the under 12 boys are those born in the year 1997 or younger. For development purposes, all SBP teams must have a total of 15 players. This is composed of a maximum of nine players born in 1997 or younger (12 Under), a minimum of three players born in 1998 or younger (11 Under) and three players born in 1999 or younger (10 Under). This way, there is an assurance of continuity, and young aspiring cagers are also given the early exposure to basketball.

The Passerelle division is for boys under 15 years old. For 2009, a maximum of seven players must be born in 1994 or younger. A minimum of six players must be born in 1995 or younger (14 Under) and a minimum of two players must be born in 1996 or younger (13 Under). This is usually the “preparatory” grounds for one to go into juniors basketball (high school varsity or 17 Under).

In Cebu, 12 teams will be playing in the Passerelle division, with defending champions Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (SHJS) leading the pack. The Eagles placed second in the national finals of the 2008 Milo BEST tournament, losing to La Salle Greenhills in the finals. They had won the Cebu and Visayas championships on the way to the national finals. The University of Cebu (UC) and USC North, however are considered as pre-tournament favorites to give SHSJ a serious run for their money. Other teams out to challenge SHSJ include rookie team USJR, USC South, Don Bosco, CIT and SCSIT. The “B” teams of USC North, SHSJ and Don Bosco round up the 12 teams.

There are eight teams in the SBP division for Cebu. USC North is touted to repeat as Cebu champions and make a second straight appearance at the Visayas Finals. The traditional SBP powers include USC South, Don Bosco Technological Center and SHSJ. Ateneo de Manila is the two-time defending national champion of the SBP division, while Bacolod’s Tay Tung high school is the Visayas 2008 champion. The Cebu Eastern College, whose basketball program is now being given the long-overdue attention will also play in the SBP division along with the “B” teams of SHSJ, USC North and USC South.

Among the more original traits about the BEST tournament are certain rules that were installed to guaranty development. Among these are the “5-5-5” rule where a different set of five players of each team are to play in the first three quarters of the game, thus the total of 15 players per team. The fourth quarter then becomes a showcase of the team’s best players who saw action earlier in any of the first three quarters.

What not many people are aware of is that the Milo BEST tournament follows strict rules regarding academics and sports. All eligible players are those who passed all their subjects and were promoted to their current grade or year level. Repeaters are ineligible. One can ask any coach and he’ll say that the volume of documents and requirements is an indication of how firm the BEST Center is about academics.

Cebu’s obvious goal for 2009 is to win both divisions at the Visayas Finals in Roxas City and thus send two teams to the national finals which will be held in Baguio in November. This is why the proponents of age-group ball have informally gotten together to ensure that a smooth calendar of activities is maintained to maximize and improve the level of play of Cebu’s youth. Among the other activities in this mix include the Futures Basketball League (FBL) and the Cebu Youth Basketball League (CYBL).

That in a nutshell is “Milo BEST.” But don’t just read through this to know what it’s all about. Make a trip to the games and get a feel of age group basketball.

amdgc82
08-31-2009, 06:49 PM
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Milo BEST hoopfest fires off
Cebu Daily News

First Posted 10:36:00 08/31/2009

Filed Under: Basketball

YOUTH basketball at its best will be on showcase once again as the Milo-backed Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (BEST) SBP/Passerelle Twin Tournament kicks off today at the University of San Carlos (USC)-North Campus along Mango Avenue.

After a brief opening ceremonies, the hostilities commence pitting a rookie squad against a grizzled championship team.

The University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Baby Jaguars, who are making their debut in the tournament will be up against the defending champions Sacred Heart School-Jesuits (SHS-J) Eagles in the Passerelle division.

After taking the Cebu and Visayas titles, the Eagles made it all the way to the national finals last year where they eventually lost to hoops powerhouse La Salle Greenhills in the title match.

This will be followed by another Passerelle game between USC North and SHSJ-B. In the first SBP game for the day, defending champion USC North faces off against USC South. USC North-B then goes up against off against USPF in a Passerelle game. In the last game for the day, SHSJ plays USC South-B in an SBP match-up.

12 teams will be competing in the Passerelle division with SHS-J leading the long list of contenders alongside the University of Cebu and the USC-North squad. Other teams out to challenge SHSJ include rookie team USJR, USC South, Don Bosco, CIT and SCSIT. The “B” teams of USC North, SHSJ and Don Bosco round up the 12 teams.

Eight teams crowd the SBP division for Cebu. USC North is touted to repeat as Cebu champions.

/Correspondent Jonas Panerio

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09-02-2009, 07:24 AM
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Eagles rout Baby Jaguars
Cebu Daily News

First Posted 12:15:00 09/01/2009

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THE ROAD to redemption for the Sacred Heart School-Jesuits (SHS-J) Eagles started off with a bang after they blasted the debuting University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Baby Jaguars, 74-47, in the Passerelle division of the Milo BEST Twin Tournament, which started yesterday at the University of San Carlos (USC)-North Campus along Mango Avenue.

The Eagles are raring once again for the chance to get the national title after falling just short last year. They made it all the way to the title game before succumbing to the powerhouse La Salle Greenhills squad.

They wasted no time in asserting themselves in yesterday's game as they led 35-18 at halftime, after burly big man Chris Porter combined with Jess Saldo and prolific guard Adven Diputado, to break the game wide open.

The ensuing period was no different as Bradley Bacaltos took turns with Adrian Muller and Jessie Wahing to punish the lackadaisical defense of the Baby Jaguars. Diputado topscored for the Eagles with 14 points while lefty sniper Patrick Go added 10 points. Saldo and Muller settled for eight points each.

Renzo Senining was the lone player to score in double figures for USJ-R with 12 markers.

In the second game, the USC-North A ruled over the SHS-J B, 65-33, in bracket A of the Passerelle division. Harvey Palapar led the way for the Baby Warriors with 13 points.

/Correspondent Jonas Panerio

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09-02-2009, 07:40 AM
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USC, SHS-J win Milo Best opening games
Tuesday, September 1, 2009

DEFENDING champions Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (SHS-J) and University of San Carlos (USC) North Campus opened their respective title-retention campaigns with convincing wins in the opening day of the Milo-backed BEST Center SBP/Passerelle Twin Tournaments at the USC North Gym last Monday.

The reigning Visayas and Cebu Passerelle division champion SHS-J started the day by beating rookie team University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R), 74-47, while 2008 Small Basketeers Philippines (SBP) champion USC North defeated USC South, 54-46. It was also a big day for opening ceremony host USC North as all three of its teams scored big wins in their homecourt.

USC North-A won over SHSJ-B, while USC North-B beat University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) in the Passerelle matches. SHSJ-A’s SBP team made it a double for the Eagles with a win over USC South.

The Passerelle division’s 12 teams are divided into two groups.

In Group A are defending champion SHS-J, Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT), Don Bosco-B, USC North-B, USPF, and USJ-R.

In Group B are 2008 runner-up USC North, University of Cebu (UC), USC South, Don Bosco-A, SCSIT, and SHS-J-B. PR

The SBP division has eight teams, also in two groups. Group A features defending champion USC North-A, USC South-A, SHSJ-B and Cebu Eastern College (CEC). Group B is led by 2008 runner-up Don Bosco, SHSJ-A, USC South-B and USC North-B.

The elimination round of the tournament will see all groups going through a singe-round robin classification phase. This will run through the month of September with the cross-over semifinals and finals to be held early October. The Cebu leg’s Passerelle and SBP champions will represent Cebu in the regional finals which will be held in Roxas City early November. The national finals will be held in Baguio November 20-22.

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09-05-2009, 06:22 AM
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BEST Passerelle semis tomorrow
(The Philippine Star) Updated September 05, 2009 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Junior basketball action heats up as the 2009 Milo-sponsored BEST Center Passerelle NCR tournament semifinals unfolds tomorrow at the Xavier High School Gym in San Juan.

High school hard court competition starts 2 p.m. tomorrow as defending NCR Passerelle champion La Salle Junior Green Archers go up against Xavier Stallions for a berth in the regional finals. The San Beda Red Cubs tangle with the Antipolo Lady of Lourdes for the remaining slot in the regional finals at 3:30 p.m.

Last Sunday’s SBP semifinals saw archrivals Ateneo de Manila and La Salle Green Hills forge a battle for the regional title after both schools posted convincing victories. Ateneo thumped Notre Dame of Greater Manila, 72-33, while La Salle Green Hills A trounced Xavier School, 60-49.

amdgc82
09-07-2009, 12:36 PM
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USC North A downs USC South for 2nd wins
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 11:37:00 09/07/2009

Filed Under: Basketball

THE UNIVERSITY of San Carlos (USC)-North Campus A joined the ranks of the title contenders as they grabbed their second win in as many games after beating sister squad, USC-South, 54-46, in the Passerelle division of the 2009 Milo BEST Twin Tournament Saturday at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuits (SHS-J) basketball courts along Mango Avenue.

USC-North A clawed their way back from an early deficit and then, let their defense do the talking in the third period, where they finally took control of the game en route to the victory.

They are now tied with the defending champions SHS-J Eagles and the University of Cebu (UC) Baby Webmasters at the top of the standings with similar 2-0 (win-loss) records.

After a sluggish first period which saw them go down, 9-16, USC-North suddenly exploded for 18 points in the ensuing canto, all of which were scored by Dominic Ortega, Tecson Gacrama and Anthony Romaguerra to tie the match at 27-all at the turn.

They then held USC-South to just four points in the third canto while scoring 12 of their own to open up a sizable advantage, one that ultimately held until the final buzzer. Romaguerra, an u-and-coming guard, scored 14 for the Baby Warriors.

In other games, SHS-J B scored an exciting 69-68 win over the Salazar Institute of Technology, thanks to the game-winning free-throw of Alex Lim.

Don Bosco also handed USC-North B its first loss after beating them, 59-54. Niko Nemeno led the way for the Baby Greywolves with 13 markers.

Meanwhile, in yesterday's game, the Cebu Eastern College (CEC) Dragons are doormats no more as they beat the SHS-J B, 26-23, in the Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP) division.

/Correspondent Jonas Panerio

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09-08-2009, 09:15 AM
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Mt. Carmel, SLU win games in Milo SBP
Monday, September 7, 2009

OUR Lady of Mt. Carmel Montessori and Saint Louis University–Laboratory Elementary School (SLU-LES) scored contrasting wins to keep their hopes alive for a championship berth in the ongoing 24th season of the Small Basketeers division of the Milo Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) tournament.

Mt. Carmel easily drubbed Berkely School, 54–35, while SLU-LES had to overcome a 16 point deficit and win it in overtime against Tabora Elementary School, 48-43.

The Carmellians scored their second victory in as many games while the SLU squad registered its first win against a set-back it suffered in the opening game courtesy of Mt. Carmel.

Mt. Carmel started the ball game hot ending the first period with a 10 - 4 advantage.

But Berkeley almost pulled the rug against the Camdas based squad when it narrowed down the lead to four, 12–16, with 5:35 left in the second period. Mt. Carmel took another run to end the quarter with a 25–16 advantage.

From then on, Mt. Carmel never looked back as it waylaid Berkeley in the end game.

Three Carmellians scored in double digits led by Ian Yaranon’s 11 points with Rodolfo Nievera and Neil Patrick Dimaculangan contributing 10 points apiece. Robbie Pantaleon led Berkeley with his game high 22 points in the ball game.

Fifteen players compose each team, broken down into three nine-year-olds, three 10-year-olds, and nine 11-year-olds for Small Basketeers of the Philippines; and two 12-year-olds are allowed to play in the small basketeers.

As in the past, every team is required to field different fives in the first three quarters to ensure everyone gets to play. But in the last canto, the coach is free to rotate his boys.

A breeding ground of champions, the Milo BEST Center SBP-Passerelle gathers the country’s top elementary and high school teams to battle in a competitive yet warm atmosphere that hones skills and celebrates sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie. (Roderick Osis)

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 8, 2009.

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09-10-2009, 05:35 AM
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Busy sked in milo best tourney
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 11:39:00 09/09/2009

Filed Under: Basketball

THE MILO BEST Twin Tournament commences with a host of games in the jam-packed schedule at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuits basketball courts along Mango Avenue.

Today’s highlight is the blockbuster showdown between two undefeated squads in bracket B of the Passerelle division.

The University of Cebu (UC) Baby Webmasters will be taking on the University of San Carlos (USC)-North Campus A at 2:30 pm.

USC-North A is at the top of the standings along with defending champions SHS-J Eagles with similar 2-0 records. UC is at 1-0 but is expected to rise up behind their awesome inside-out combination of the Jorei Pingoy and Alvin Labo-Labo.

The Eagles will also be gunning for their third win in a row when they take on the Cebu Institute of Technology Wildkittens in bracket A. In other games, the University of Southern Philippines Foundation will be taking on Don Bosco-B while the University of San Jose-Recoletos battles USC-North B.

In bracket B, USC-South faces SHS-J B while Don Bosco A tackles Salazar Institute of Technology. In the Small Basketeers of the Philippines division, SHS-J A and Don Bosco square off for the top spot in bracket B.

amdgc82
09-12-2009, 07:33 AM
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La Salle-Greenhills plays SBC for title
September 10, 2009, 6:38pm

La Salle-Greenhills beat host Xavier School, 81-79, in overtime to forge a championship match against idle San Beda College in the Passerelle division of the Small Basketeers Philippines-Passerelle twin basketball tournaments recently at the Xavier School gym.

Jeron Teng, son of former PBA and national player Alvin Teng, lived up to his illustrious surname as he kept Xavier School glued until the end of the regulation period, where he sank two free-throws with no time left to forge the extension at 71-all.

But La Salle’s Thomas Torres scored six straight points during overtime to keep Xavier at bay and ensure the win that sent them to a championship duel with San Beda on Sunday in this youth basketball tournament sponsored by Milo at the Saint Pedro Poveda gym.

Torres topscored for the Greenies with 25 points as he overshadowed Xavier's best scorer Kyles Lao, who had 23. Teng had 18 points. All three are top products of the multi-awarded Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training Center (BEST Center).

Meanwhile, La Salle Greenhills was not as fortunate in the SBP division as it lost the semifinals to sister team La Salle Zobel, 52-44.

amdgc82
09-12-2009, 07:36 AM
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UC, SHS-J leads Milo Best
Friday, September 11, 2009

THE University of Cebu (UC) passed its first litmus test as pre-tournament favorites by eking out a 57-54 win over University of San Carlos (USC) North Campus in the Passerelle division of the Milo-backed BEST SBP/Passerelle Twin Tournaments at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (SHSJ) Mango Campus Gym Wednesday.

Meanwhile, defending Passerelle division champions SHSJ scored a lopsided 74-29 win over Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT).

UC tops its Group A with a 2-0 win-loss record, while SHS-J leads Group B with a clean 3-0 card.

In the other game, Salazar College of Science and Institute of Technology (SCSIT) outlasted Don Bosco-A 70-63 in double overtime.

http://Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 12, 2009.

amdgc82
09-14-2009, 06:58 AM
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USC Baby Warriors stun Baby Webmasters in Milo BEST
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 15:23:00 09/13/2009
Filed Under: Basketball

THE UNIVERSITY of Cebu (UC) Baby Webmasters had their aura of invincibility shredded at the hands of the University of San Carlos (USC)-South Campus Baby Warriors after the latter stunned the juniors powerhouse squad, 68-66, in the Passerelle division of the 2009 Milo BEST Twin Tournament yesterday at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuits basketball courts along Mango Avenue.

USC led for most of the game but suddenly found itself scrambling in the waning moments in the face of the huge comeback try by UC.

After being down by as many as 13 points, UC was finally able to tie the match at 66-all as star point guard Jorei Pingoy split his free-throws with just 16 ticks left on the clock.

However, Jose Pestano came up with the game-breaking play as he calmly sank two free-throws with eight seconds left in the game to give USC their third win in four matches.

Pestano wound up with 13 points while Johnmar Regidor, the son of former pro Lou Regidor, scored 15 points.

UC fell to 2-1 (win-loss) and was led by Alvin Labo-Labo's 16 markers.

In other games in the Passerelle division, Don Bosco-B scored an emphatic 88-48 win over the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) Wildkittens.

In the Small Basketeers of the Philippines division, the USC-North A extended their winning run to three games after they walloped the SHS-B 67-12. SHS-A returned the favor by routing the USC-North B, 57-16. Don Bosco also won over USC-South, 59-15. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

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09-16-2009, 07:31 AM
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Xavier whips Lourdes, cops 3rd in Passarelle
Updated September 16, 2009 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Xavier School demolished Antipolo Lady of Lourdes School, 110-70, to finish third in the Passarelle division of the SBP-Passarelle twin basketball tournaments at the San Pedro Poveda gym last weekend.

Paolo Miguel Cabero, Francis Kevin Yao, Juan Paolo Susmerano, Albert Oxales and Marco Ayuste combined for 77 of the hosts’ total points as they bucked the absence of Jeron Teng to salvage third place in the Milo-sponsored tournament organized by the BEST Center (Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training Center).

Ateneo and La Salle will dispute the SBP championship on Sunday, also at the San Pedro Poveda gym.

San Beda and Greehills will clash for the Passarelle crown. Games will start at 9 a.m.

Professional player Jonas Villanueva, a BEST Center graduate who was a PBA championship series best player awardee, will grace the championship games and will be on hand to award the trophies to the winners along with the Best Center and Milo officials.

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09-18-2009, 07:24 AM
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Ateneo, La Salle renew rivalry in SBP finale
(The Philippine Star) Updated September 18, 2009 12:00 AM

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MANILA, Philippines - Top NCR teams clash on Sunday for the regional title of the 2009 Milo-sponsored BEST Center SBP-Passerelle tournament at the Saint Pedro Poveda Gym in Ortigas.

In the SBP division, archrivals Ateneo de Manila and La Salle Green Hills will dispute the title and the right to represent NCR in the national finals.

Ateneo, defending national champion, reached the finals after trouncing Notre Dame of Greater Manila, 72-33, while La Salle advanced by thwarting the challenge of Xavier School, 60-49.

Meanwhile, San Beda College and La Salle Green Hills battle it out for the plum in the Passerelle division.

The Red Cubs secured their berth after derailing Antipolo Lady of Lourdes School’s bid, 81-42, while La Salle moved into the championship after a tightly-contested match against Xavier School, 81-79.

Widely regarded as a breeding ground of champions in sports and in life, the 24th Milo-sponsored BEST Center SBP-Passerelle is part of the continuing commitment of Milo to promote sports in the grassroots level and develop the country’s next generation of basketball heroes.

amdgc82
09-21-2009, 02:48 PM
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Monday, September 21, 2009
Johnians post double victory
in SBP, Passerelle basketball
BY NIDA BUENAFE

It was a double victory for St. John’s Institute as it won the local elimination championship in both SBP and Passerelle Division of the MILO Best Center SBP/Passerelle tournament played Saturday at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum.

Unleashing a blistering second and third quarter assault to hack out a 78-55 triumph, the Johnians successfully dethroned the Baby Dragons from Tay Tung High School in the SBP division while SJI Passerelle team kept its title by turning back a stubborn UNO-Recoletos squad and held on for a 67-62 victory.

Both SJI teams will represent Bacolod in the regional finals against teams from Iloilo, Cebu, and Roxas on Oct. 24-25 in Roxas City

In the passerelle division, SJI went without a bucket for almost five minutes in the payoff quarter, allowing UNO-R to score on a 5-0 run with a triple from Fred J Parreño to take the lead at 55-54 with 5:28 left in the clock.

Ramil Calangan finally broke the silence for SJI as he hit back-to-back triples to give SJI the lead for good at 60-55. UNO-R tried to come back on Dave Chuatico’s layup but Sean Weehanshu hit a trey for a 63-57 cushion with 1:21 left.

A Parreño and Chuatico layup sandwiched a lone free throw by SJI Allen Dionela with 27 seconds remaining to cut the deficit to 64-61. Dionela added one free throw which was answered by UNO-R’s Carl Antiporda with a single charity shot of his own to limit the margin to three points.

In the ensuing play, Dionela missed two free throws but got his own rebound and redeemed himself by hitting his free throws this time with 10.6 seconds left for the final tally of 67-62.

UNO-R had a slim first quarter lead, 12-11, behind Carl Mejica’s seven points while SJI was led by the two treys of Marcelino Tan.

The junior Rams played with only four players in the second quarter but SJI failed to maximize their advantage as UNO-R’s Steven Enema scored eight points, including two triples, while Veejay Brodit added six points for a 34-33 lead at halftime.

It was a game of spurt in the third quarter as Sean Weehanshu scored seven straight points to give SJI a 45-41 lead. But UNO-R responded with an 8-0 run to grab the lead back at 49-45.

Determined to get the upperhand, SJI finished the quarter with a 9-1 run punctuated by a buzzer beating three-pointer by Dionela.

Meanwhile, in the SBP division, Daniel Lo scored 10 points to lead BTTHS a 15-14 first quarter lead even as Timothy Montinola and Jerrick Tajonera tallied five and six points, respectively for SJI.

But after a Christian Palacios layup for a 20-19 Tay Tung lead, the Baby Dragons took a backseat as SJI went on a 12-0 run behind the low post attack by Edgar Ducay and Ian Japzon for a 31-20 advantage en route to a commanding 32-22 tally at halftime. Luke Liza was the lone bright spot for the Baby Dragons in the second quarter as he scored five of the team’s seven points.

SJI continued with their offensive juggernaut in the third quarter as Juan Diego Montoya scored 14 points and Raul Montinola hit nine markers to spearheaded SJI to a 57-39 lead. Brylle Escamilla and Ricky Sales contributed eight and five points, respectively, for TTHS in the quarter.

Sean Nicolas Weehanshu was named Most Valuable players in the passerelle division while Juan Miguel Montoya got the award in the SBP category.

In the battle for third place, BTTHS won over USLS in the passerelle while USLS finished third in the SBP by overcoming Don Bosco Technical Institute.*NAB

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09-21-2009, 02:58 PM
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September 21, 2009
SJI Scores Double Victory in Milo SBP and Pasarelle Tourney

It was a double victory for St. John’s Institute (SJI) as it won the local elimination championship in both SBP and Passerelle Division of the MILO Best Center SBP/Passerelle tournament at the University of St. La Salle (USLS) Coliseum last Saturday.

SJI unleashed a blistering second and third quarter assault to hack out a 78-55 triumph over defending champion Tay Tung High School in the SBP division while SJI Passerelle team retained its title by turning back a stubborn UNO-R squad and held on for a 67-62 victory.

Both SJI teams will represent Bacolod in the regional finals against teams from Iloilo, Cebu, and Roxas on Oct. 24-25 in Roxas City.

In the passerelle division, SJI went without a bucket for almost 5 minutes in the payoff quarter allowing UNO-R to score on a 5-0 run with a Fred J Parreño triple and take the lead at 55-54 at the 5:28 mark. Ramil Calangan finally broke the SJI silence as he connected on back to back triples at the 5:05 and 2:44 mark of the game to give SJI the lead for good at 60-55. After UNO-R Dave Chuatico scored on a follow up, SJI Sean Weehanshu hit a trey for a 63-57 cushion with 1:21 left. A Parreño and Chuatico layup sandwiched a lone free throw by SJI Allen Dionela with 27 seconds remaining to cut the deficit to 64-61. Dionela added a freethrow and was answered by Carl Antiporda lone freethrow with 16.0 seconds left. In the ensuing play Dionela missed his freethrow, but got his own rebound and redeemed himself by hitting hisown freethrow with 10.6 seconds for the final tally 67-62.

UNO-R had a slim 1st quarter lead 12-11 behind Carl Mejica 7 points, while SJI was led by the two treys of Marcelino Tan.

UNO-R played with only 4 players in the second quarter, but SJI was not able to take advantage as UNO-R led at the break 34-33 as Steven Enema hitting 2 triples, contributed 8 points and Veejay Brodit added 6. SJI was led by Joshua Chua with 9 Eric Jereza 6 and Daniel Ong 4 points.
It was a game of spurt in the third quarter as Sean Weehanshu scored 7 straight points to give SJI a 45-41 lead, but UNO-R responded with an 8-0 spurt run to grab the lead back at 49-45. SJI finished the quarter with a 9-1 run punctuated by a buzzer beating 3 pointer by Allen Dionela. Weehanshu and Dionela contributed 9 and 7 points respectively while Fred J Parreño chipped in 9 points for UNO-R.

In the SBP division, Daniel Lo 10 points led Tay Tung High School to a 15-14 first quarter lead even as Timothy Montinola and Jerrick Tajonera tallied 5 and 6 points respectively for SJI.

But after a Christian Palacios scored layup for TTHS for a 20-19 lead , SJI went on a 12-0 run behind the low post attack by Edgar Ducay with 8 points and Ian Japzon 4, for a 31-20 lead, the half ended at 32-22. Luke Liza scored 5 of his 7 points for TTHS in the quarter.

SJI continued with their offensive juggernaut as Juan Diego Montoya 14 made points and Raul Montinola added 9 to spearhead SJI to a 57-39 lead. Brylle Escamilla and Ricky Sales contributed 8 and 5 points respectively for TTHS in the quarter.

Sean Nicolas Weehanshu was adjudged MVP in the Passerelle division while Juan Miguel Montoya got the award in the SBP division.

TTHS garnered thirdplace in the Passerelle division as they scored a come from behind victory over USLS. USLS also grabbed the same spot over Don Bosco Technical Institute in the SBP division.

Scores:
SBP
SJI 78 - Montoya 23, Raul Montinola 14, Ducay 8, Tajonera 7, Japzon 6, Timothy Montinola & Hermosura 5, Penuela 4, Guevarra, Tagles, Puentevella 2
TTHS 55 - Lo 14, Sales 11, Liza 9, Escamilla 8, Dipol & Palacios 4, F. Chua & C. Lim 2, Vergara 1

Passerelle
SJI 67 - Wee 12, Dionela 11, Chua 9, Jereza, Calangan & Tan 6, Ong 4, Co, Cuaycong & Ballesteros 3, De Leon & Rojas 2
UNO-R 62 - Parreño 14, Enema & Chuatico 8, Antiporda & Mejica 7, Brodit 6, Juesna 4, Arriola & Buenaflor 3, Thomas 2.* (CMG)

lekiboy
09-22-2009, 02:54 PM
amdgc82, do you have updates sir on the pasarelle div results- thanks!

amdgc82
09-22-2009, 07:35 PM
amdgc82, do you have updates sir on the pasarelle div results- thanks!

^ LSGH won over San Beda.

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09-22-2009, 08:10 PM
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SHS-J routs USC-North B
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 13:13:00 09/22/2009

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Defending champions Sacred Heart School-Jesuits (SHS-J) Eagles punctuated their entry into the semifinals of the Passerelle division of the 2009 Milo BEST Twin Tournament after they blasted University of San Carlos (USC)-North B, 61-39, at the close of the elimination round yesterday at the SHS-J basketball courts along Mango Avenue.

The Eagles, who made it all the way to the national final last year, wasted no time in asserting their dominance over their overmatches opponents as they led 21-4 after the opening 10 minutes of play.

Chris Porter and Jess Diputado did the damaage as they were the only players to score, contributing 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Gabriel Araw-Araw had his turn as he scored seven markers, including a buzzer-beating three-pointer at the end of the first half, which saw SHS-J lead, 39-12. The Eagles were never threatened the rest of the way as they ended the elimination round with a perfect 5-0 (win-loss) record.

They will be facing rivals University of Cebu (UC) in the semifinals this weekend.

The Baby Webmasters wound up with a 4-1 record after defeating SHS-B, 72-40, last Sunday and the Salazar Institute of Technology, 93-32, yesterday.

Jerry Pingoy topped UC with 11 markers in limited minutes of play.

In other games, the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Baby Panthers beat the Cebu Institute of Technology Wildkittens, 57-24 while SIT was derailed by USC-South, 62-92. The University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) also beat Don Bosco-B, 46-35.

The Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP) division semifinals will see USC-South A taking on Don Bosco while USC-North A battles SHS-J A.

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09-23-2009, 09:42 AM
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UC, SHS-J in Milo Best semis
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Sacred Heart School Jesuit (SHSJ) and University of Cebu (UC) formalized their entry to the semifinals of the Passerelle division of the Milo BEST SBP/Passerelle Twin Tournaments following convincing wins over the weekend.

SHSJ defeated USC North-B, 61-39, to sweep Group A with a 5-0 record, while UC scored two straight wins to improzve its slate to 4-1 and assure itself of the No. 2 seeding in Group B.

The Baby Webmasters defeated SHSJ-B, 72-40, and SCSIT, 93-32, to recover from its loss to USC South. USC South assured itself of at least a tie for the top two spots in Group B after crushing SCSIT, 92-62 to finish the elimination round tied with UC at 4-1.

The final semifinals slot will be known this weekend after the match between USC North (3-1) and Don Bosco (1-3).

A win by USC North will make it the No.1 seed in Group B. It will be lodged in a three-way tie for first to third places with UC North, UC and USC South. USC North has the highest quotient of 1.048 followed by UC’s 1.008 and USC South’s 0.950. But should Don Bosco upset USC North, USC South will grab the top spot in Group B while USC North will be eliminated. PR

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 23, 2009.

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09-25-2009, 09:14 AM
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Ateneo, La Salle rule SBP/Passerelle
(The Philippine Star) Updated September 25, 2009 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Ateneo and La Salle split the crowns disputed over the weekend in the Milo-sponsored Small Basketeers Philippines (SBP)/ Passerelle twin basketball tournaments organized by the Best Center (Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training Center) at the St. Pedro Poveda gym.

Ateneo, however, edged La Salle in gaining some measure of pride as it crushed the best squad its bitter rival from Greenhills could send, 77-37, to retain the SBP trophy in its Katipunan campus collection.

Twin brothers Michael Joseph and Joseph Matthew Nieto, sons of former Blue Eagle Jet Nieto who had played an instrumental role in Ateneo’s last back-to-back UAAP crowns in 1987-88 alongside Olsen Racela, Danny Francisco and Alex Araneta, exploded for a combined 31 points to lead their team to a repeat championship.

Michael Joseph was adjudged as the Most Valuable Player.

La Salle was a pathetic sight, as it played a disorganized game when Kobe Lorenzo Paras, son of former PBA center Benjie, failed to essay his usual numbers that sent the team into the championship game against Ateneo. Paras did not score a point, leaving the Greenies banking on Karl Justin Cura, who could only contribute a team-best nine points.

La Salle made do with the Passerelle crown, keeping the trophy it also won last year via a 70-55 demolition of San Beda College.

La Salle’s Thomas Christopher Torres was named MVP.

Nic Jorge, Best Center’s founding chairman and chief organizer of the event, was assisted by former Nestle Milo sports executive Jackby Jaime and young basketball star Jonas Villanueva in awarding the medals and trophies to the winners.

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09-30-2009, 07:24 AM
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All-USC finals in SBP division of Milo Best
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 11:36:00 09/29/2009

Sister squads University of San Carlos (USC) North and South Campus will square off for the championship in the Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP) division after they blasted their respective opponents in the semifinals of the 2009 Milo BEST Twin Tournament Saturday at the University of Southern Philippines Foudnation (USPF) gym along Salinas Drive in Lahug.

Defending champions USC North defeated the Sacred Heart School-Jesuits (SHS-J), 61-49, behind a hot start that gave them a 28-18 lead.

The Eagles came back in the second period to cut the lead down to 29-22, but USC North’s third quarter crew featuring Clint Suelto and Arnie Padilla padded the lead to 43-34 at the end of three periods.

SHSJ launched another spirited rally in the fourth quarter with Popoy Navarro scoring six straight points to cut down the lead down to six at 51-45, three minutes left in the game.

But then the duo of Tan and Anthony Pestaño literally took over the ballgame, scoring USC’s next 10 points to seal the win. Shann Tan led USC with 16 points while Pestaño added 15. Navarro led SHSJ with 11.

USC South, on the other hand, beat Don Bosco, 52-44, as they withstood a late game rally as the latter almost came all the way back from a 19 point deficit.

USC South led by 30-11 but saw that lead dwindle down to just four, 42-38, behind a roaring surge by Don Bosco led by Cris Yap.

But USC South found its bearings just in time to prevail down the stretch. Carlos Ortega led USC South with 10 points while Yap led Don Bosco with 14.

The sister schools will face each other in a one-game sudden death championship game for the SBP title and a chance to represent Cebu at the Milo-BEST Regional Finals which will be held in Roxas City from Oct. 24 to 25.

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09-30-2009, 07:35 AM
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USC, SHS-J renew rivalry in Milo Best
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

FOR the second year in a row, the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (SHS-J) and the University of San Carlos (USC) North Campus will clash for the championship of the Passerelle division of the Milo-sponsored Best Passerelle tournaments for Cebu this weekend after their successful semifinals matches last weekend at the USPF gym.

Back-to-back Cebu champion SHSJ survived some scary moments before defeating the University of Cebu (UC), 92-78, while USC North overcame the hot three-point shooting of Don Bosco to score an 80-73 win.

After seizing control of the first quarter at 17-13, SHS-J crumbled to the pressure of playing against UC squad led by Jerie Pingoy.

Pingoy combined forces with Jerick Yburan to give UC a 39-32 lead at halftime. But Pingoy and Yburan’s efforts went down the drain in the third quarter as SHS-J seized control of the game.

SHS-J snatched the lead 42-41 with 7:10 left in the third period and never looked back from there as Adrian Muller, Bradley Bacaltos and Jessienete Wahing made sure SHS-J’s lead was protected until the final buzzer.

In the other game, USC North doused off a stubborn Don Bosco squad that relied on the three-point basket to prevent USC from scoring a run-away win. (PR)

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 30, 2009.

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10-06-2009, 06:31 AM
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SHSJ, USC in Milo BEST Passerelle Finals
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Semifinals Results (Passerelle Division)

SHSJ, USC in Milo BEST Passerelle Finals

For the second year in a row, the Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (SHSJ) and the University of San Carlos (USC) North Campus will clash for the championship of the Passerelle division of the Milo-sponsored BEST SBP/Passerelle Twin Tournaments for Cebu. Back-to-back Cebu champion SHSJ survived some scary moments before outscoring the University of Cebu (UC), 92-78, while USC North overcame the hot three-point shooting of Don Bosco to score an 80-73 win at the cross-over semifinals held at the USPF Gym.

After seizing control of the first quarter at 17-13, SHSJ crumbled to the pressure of playing against the four-man second period UC squad led by Jerie Pingoy. Pingoy combined forces with Jerick Yburan to give UC a 39-32 lead at halftime. But all of Pingoy and Yburan’s efforts went down the drain in the third quarter as SHSJ seized control of the game, overtaking UC at 42-41 with 7:10 left in the third period. The lead ballooned to 18 points, 65-47, after three quarters with Adrian Muller, Bradley Bacaltos and Jessienete Wahing combining for 28 points in the third quarter run. Wahing also played a key defensive role in shutting down John Aranas in the same period.

UC then woke up in the fourth quarter to stage a daring rally featuring Pingoy and Alvin Labolabo. The Baby Webmasters slowly chipped away at the SHSJ lead, cutting it down to three points at 74-71 with 4:40 left in the game. SHSJ stretched the lead to 78-71 before Yburan buried a triple to close the gap to 78-74. A hard foul followed by a technical foul on Adamme Talisic momentarily cut UC’s momentum, with Kris Porter and Rebreb Diputado making three of four free throws to give SHSJ an 81-74 lead. Pingoy replied with a triple then Labolabo added a free throw to cut the lead to 81-78, 1:59 left. After suing for time, SHSJ found an unlikely hero in Patrick Go who hit a clutch triple from the corner to give SHSJ an 84-78 lead with 1:50 left. Go’s heartbreaker which hit nothing but net, completely silenced UC which couldn’t score a single basket after that. Muller led a balanced SHSJ attack with 16 points. Porter added 14, while Diputado and Bradley Bacaltos had 13 and 10 points, respectively. Pingoy led the UC attack with 23 points. Yburan added 11 while Aranas had 10.

In the other game, USC North doused off a stubborn Don Bosco squad that relied on the three-point basket to prevent USC from scoring a run-away win. Although taking comfortable leads of 44-32 at halftime and 63-51 after three quarters, the Baby Warriors couldn’t dispose of Don Bosco as the Greywolves drilled in timely triples just when USC would threaten to pull away. Marlo Pono and Dale Belangel had a triple apiece in Don Bosco’s fourth quarter rally that slashed the lead to five, 78-73 with 58 seconds left in the game. But Don Bosco didn’t have a reply for the power playing Lorenzo Bacaltos who was good for eight of USC North’s 17 points in the fourth period. After Rey Arnejo missed two free throws, Bacaltos scored on a putback to seal the win. Bacaltos led all scorers with 15 points. He was backstopped by Arsenio Uy’s 10. Pono led Don Bosco with 15 points while Dale Belangel chipped in 10.

Box scores:
SHSJ (92) – Muller 16, Porter 14, Diputado 13, Bacaltos 10, Wahing 8, Cadavis 6, Go 6, Gabuya 6, Abbu 5, Co 4, Catan 2, Saldo 2.
UC (78) – Pingoy 23, Yburan 11, Aranas 10, Labolabo 9, Comendador 6, Otida 6, Talisic 4, Aldave 2, Armenion 1, de la Cerna 1.

USC NC (80) – Bacaltos 15, Uy 10, Aliser 9, Romaguera 7, Malana 6, Balankig 5, Ortega 5, Arnejo 5, Palapar 4, Bongo 4, Piad 4, Bulan 2, Bautista 2.
Don Bosco (73) – Pono 15, Belangel 10, Mellijor 8, Nemeño 7, Ruiz 6, Cañada 5, Villarosa 4, Hugo 4, Tatoy 4, Castro 4, Mabitad 2, de los Santos 2, Balobo 1.

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10-06-2009, 06:34 AM
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SHS-J, USC-South rule Milo BEST twin cagefest
(The Freeman) Updated October 06, 2009 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - The Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (SHS-J) and the University of San Carlos (USC) South Campus are this year’s champions of the Milo-backed BEST SBP/Passerelle Twin Tournaments. SHS-J scored its third straight Passerelle division title after overcoming USC North, 92-80, while in the Small Basketeers Philippines class, USC South dethroned USC North, 56-46.

Both wins, however, didn’t come easy as both squads had to overcome mid-game rallies to bag their crowns.

In the Passerelle game, SHS-J started out hot to take the first quarter 25-12 behind the troika of Kris Porter, Rebreb Diputado and Franz Gabuya.

USC North then countered in the second period when SHS-J had to field four players with a player in sickbay. The Baby Warriors cut the lead down to 43-39 at halftime then sustained the rally to close the gap further 62-61 after three quarters.

USC North’s rally actually gave them their first taste of the lead at 53-51 in the third. SHS-J then retaliated with a mini rally to salvage the one-point lead entering the last period.

It was all-Sacred Heart show in the fourth quarter as they surprised USC North with 12-2 run to take 74-63 lead behind the squad of Porter, Diputado, Jessienete Wahing, Bradley Bacaltos and Adrian Muller. Not to be outdone, USC North replied with a torrid three-point shooting demonstration by Benedict Aliser and Anthony Romaguera, but the closest they could get was at 86-77.

Muller led a band of four Eagles with double digits with 19 points. Porter added 12, while Bacaltos and Diputado had 12 and 10 points, respectively. Harvey Palapar led USC North with 16 points. Aliser chipped in 12 while Romaguera added 11.

In the SBP duel between sister schools, USC South surprised the defending champs with a defensive gameplan that made life difficult for USC North’s top guns.

USC South took a 15-12 and 27-21 lead after two quarters, with Carlo Ortega, Rhoxel Tamarra and Juneou Franz Antigua leading the offense.

USC North came back to tie the game at 37-all after three periods through Kent Malazarte’s ten points. USC South raced to a 45-40 to start the fourth period, but USC North came back to tie the game at 45-all.

Carlo Ortega then scored on a three-point play and Rhoxel Tamarra made two free throws for some breathing room at 50-45.

After Shann Tan split his charities to cut the lead to 50-46, Ortega came up with a crucial steal and lay-up to seal the win with 40 seconds left.

While SHS-J has now won three straight Passerelle division championships, USC South overcame a three-year title drought to win another SBP championship. They last won a title in 2006. Both teams will represent Cebu in the Visayas Regional Finals in Roxas City on October 24-25.

The scores

Passerelle

SHS-J (92) – Muller 19, Porter 12, Bacaltos 11, Diputado 10, Abbu 6, Go 6, Gabuya 6, Wahing 5, Abbu 5, Cadavis 4, Co 4, Araw-araw 3, Tecson 2, Saldo 2, Yu 2
USC NC (80) – Palapar 16, Aliser 12, Romaguera 11, Malana 9, Ortega 6, Uy 6, Bongo 4, Pajantoy 4, Balankig 3, Arnejo 3, Piad 3, Bacaltos 2. Quarterscores: 25-12, 43-39, 62-61, 92-80.

SBP

USC South (56) – Ortega 15, Tamarra 12, JF Antigua 10, P. Galinato 6, Satorre 4, Mayordo 3, Dosdos 2, JJ Antigua 2
USC North (46) – Malazarte 10, Tan 9, Pestaño 5, Padilla 4, Sotto 4, Aballe 2, Suelto 2, Co 2, Curvo 2, Cimafranca 2 (FREEMAN NEWS)

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10-06-2009, 06:38 AM
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SHS-J wins third straight Milo Best Passerelle title
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 10:22:00 10/05/2009

THE Sacred Heart School-Jesuits (SHS-J) Eagles remained kings of the Passerelle division in Cebu City for the third straight year after they downed the University of San Carlos (USC)-North Baby Warriors, 92-80, Saturday night in the championship game of the 2009 Milo BEST Twin Tournament at the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) gym along Salinas Drive in Lahug.

The Eagles were threatened in the third period but recovered in the final stanza after its core of Adrian Muller, Bradley Bacaltos, Kris Porter and Jess Diputado returned to the finish their opponent off and secure the rare three-peat.

They will be competing in Roxas City on Oct. 24 and 25 for the Visayas Regional Finals as they try to make it to the national finals once again.

Porter was later named as the tournament's MVP while Muller had 19 points to lead his squad during the win.

Harvey Palapar had 16 points for USC while Benedict Aliser and Romaguerra combined for 23 markers.

While one champion retained their crown, another one fell short as the Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP) squad of USC-North were upset by sister squad, USC-South, 46-56.

USC-South had full control of the match in the first half but were ambushed by the North team in the third canto.

/Correpondent Jonas Panerio

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10-15-2009, 10:50 AM
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BEST SBP-Passerelle holds Mindanao finals
(The Philippine Star) Updated October 15, 2009 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The 2009 Milo-sponsored BEST Center Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP)-Passerelle Mindanao regional finals unfolds Oct. 16-18 at the General Santos City Gym in Lagao, General Santos with top elementary and high teams mixing it up for berths in the national championships.

Competition is expected to be keen among teams from Ateneo de Zamboanga, Ateneo de Davao, Xavier University of Cagayan de Oro and Notre Dame of Dadiangas-IBE of General Santos.

Among those seeing action in the Passerelle division include Ateneo de Zamboanga, Ateneo de Davao, Xavier University and Notre Dame of Dadiangas-IBE.

Now on its 24th season, the Milo-sponsored BEST Center SBP-Passerelle is the country’s most prestigious nationwide youth league featuring top elementary and high school teams.

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10-19-2009, 07:55 PM
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Xavier hands Ateneo 2 losses
October 19, 2009, 3:52pm

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Xavier School of Cagayan de Oro nipped two Ateneo teams over the weekend to claim the top spot in the Passerelle division of the Milo-sponsored SBP-Passerelle twin tournaments Mindanao regional finals at the General Santos City gymnasium.

Xavier’s biggest win so far came at the expense Ateneo de Zamboanga, which it beat, 65-64.

Ateneo de Zamboanga absorbed its second straight defeat in as many matches.

It was the same story when Xavier crushed Ateneo de Davao, 61-58, for its first win earlier.

Ateneo de Davao later made up for the loss when it demolished Notre Dame of Dadiangas, 76-53, for a 1-1 (win-loss) slate, the same mark of its victim, which dealt Ateneo de Zamboanga’s second defeat, 67-55.

In the Small Basketeers Philippines division, Xavier School was also dominating after claiming two wins – the first, a 48-40 zapping of Ateneo de Zamboanga, before scoring a 50-30 rout of Notre Dame.

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10-21-2009, 10:25 AM
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Milo SBP-Passerelle holds Visayas elims
(The Philippine Star) Updated October 21, 2009 12:00 AM

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MANILA, Philippines - The 2009 Milo-sponsored BEST Center Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP)-Passerelle will hold the Visayas regional finals from Oct. 23-25 at the Capiz Gym in Roxas City with top teams vying for the right to represent the region in the national championships.

Competing in the SBP division are Ateneo de Iloilo, Filamer Christian School of Roxas City, St. John Institute of Bacolod and University of San Carlos-South of Cebu.

In the Passerelle division, those seeing action are Iloilo Central Commercial High School, College of St. John of Roxas City, St. John Institute of Bacolod and Sacred Heart School – Jesuit of Cebu.

Now on its 24th season, the Milo-sponsored BEST Center SBP-Passerelle consistently showcases the top elementary and high school teams. It is held in line with the commitment of Milo to promote sports in the grassroots level and help build champions in sports and in life.

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10-27-2009, 06:50 AM
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SHS-J retains Visayas Passerelle title
By Rico S. Navarro (The Freeman) Updated October 27, 2009 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - Roxas City – Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (SHS-J) scored a back-to-back championships in the Visayas Regional Finals of the Milo-backed BEST SBP/Passerelle Twin Tournaments after outlasting Iloilo Commercial Central High School (ICCHS), 84-75.

But it didn’t come easy.

The Eagles raced off to a 30-15 lead after one quarter behind the 16 points of Kris Porter and 12 of Rebreb Diputado. The lead was sustained through halftime with SHS-J enjoying a 47-34 edge.

That’s when ICCHS decided to make a move. They outshot the Eagles in the third quarter to cut the deficit down to 64-55 after three periods.

At one point, ICCHS got to as close as five, 52-55, before SHSJ staged a counter rally. ICCHS banked on its momentum to repeatedly attack the interior SHS-J defense, closing in at four, 62-66, at the six-minute mark of the fourth quarter.

Porter, Diputado, and Adrian Muller then combined with an 8-0 run to take a comfortable 77-64 lead with 3:13 left. After Muller’s split charities gave the Eagles a 79-68 lead with 1:56 left, ICCHS made one more charge, 7-2, to threaten for the last time, 75-81, with only 24 seconds left in the game.

Bradley Bacaltos and Muller then sealed the win with three free throws for the final count.

Porter dominated the paint with 22 points. Bacaltos added 14 while Diputado and Muller had 12 and 11 points, respectively. The Eagles will now represent the Visayas in the national finals of the tournament which will be held next month. They’ll go up against defending national champion La Salle Greenhills, Xavier University of Cagayan de Oro, and the winner for the Luzon Finals.

SHS-J coach Rommel Rasmo said that winning the Visayas championship didn’t come easy. “We had a hard time because they (ICCHS) were very persistent and never gave up, while we had moments of complacency in the end-game that gave them another chance to take the game,” Rasmo said.

While Cebu was going for a double Visayas championship, it will have to settle with sending only one team to the national finals as University of San Carlos South (USC) lost in a tight-rope fashion to Ateneo de Iloilo (ADI), 40-42, in the final of the Small Basketeers Philippines (SBP) division.

After taking the first quarter, 14-7, it was a close, nip and tuck affair all the way to the final score. Both teams were tied at 19-all at halftime, while USC South took a slim 32-30 lead after three periods.

The fourth period was a see-saw battle for the lead with ADI kicking things off to take a 33-32 headway.

USC South then replied with a burst to take a 36-33 lead. ADI regained the lead at 39-38 with 1:56 left in the game.

After a series of turnovers on both sides, Juneou Antigua scored on a lay-up to give USC South a 40-39 lead with 38.5 seconds left in the game. ADI’s Miguel Sasuman then drilled a long jumper from the wing to give ADI the lead, 41-40, with 21 seconds left.

USC South had another chance to win the game, but they mishandled a rebound after a missed free throw by Sasuman with 14.7 seconds left.

ADI made one more free throw for the final score with 11.3 seconds left. The Baby Warriors had one more shot at sending the game into overtime, but couldn’t convert against the tight ADI defense.

Carlo Ortega and Christian Joy Satorre had eight points apiece to lead USC South. The loss snapped USC South’s six-game winning streak dating back to the Cebu leg of the tournament. (FREEMAN NEWS)

amdgc82
10-27-2009, 10:38 AM
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City high topples SLU for Paserelle crown
Monday, October 26, 2009
By Roderick Osis

BAGUIO City National High School played with a big heart in the second period romping off with an 88-73 win against its fiercest rival, Saint Louis University Laboratory High School, in the finale of the Milo Pasarelle tournament Saturday morning.

City High dominated SLU in the second and third periods as it outrebounded, outhustled, outscored and outwitted its counterpart from Navy Base.

Most Valuable Player Larry Millet and Jonathan Valdez compiled for 10 points and 12 points apiece for City High in the second period giving the Governor Pack Road based squad their its championship in the tournament.

After being down by three at the end of the first period, Millet and Valdez teamed up for a 26-5 second quarter wind-up to slowly pull away and post a 39-30 half time lead to silence the SLU supporters at the jam packed Easter College gymnasium.

It was a revenge of sorts for the City High ballers after they were defeated by the same squad in last year's Paserelle finale after SLU posted a 92-48 lopsided win.

And this year, City High made sure it regained the championship crown after winning it in the 2007 edition.

After pulling away in the second period, City High's Eric Victorio picked up the pieces left by Valdez and Millet, to pull away once again leading by as much as 12 mid third quarter, 47-35.

After a 52-39 deficit with 4:14 left in the third quarter, SLU, led by Adrian Pangilinan and Gabe Alcantara slowly chopped City high's lead as it pulled off a 12-6 blast to narrow down the gap to 58-51 at the end of the period.

That was the closest SLU could get as City High, displaying championship poise, cruised along putting the game away by leading by as many as 20 points at 75-55 four minutes left in the ball game.

The win by City High now puts it ahead of their head to head final match-up, 3-2 in the Milo Paserelle tournament.

Four City Highers scored in double digits led by MVP Millet and Victorio's 19-point production apiece while Darren Sunio added 15 with Valdez chipping in 14 points in the ball game.

Donn Arman Maramba led SLU with his 16 points including five triples while Alcantara contributed 11 points.

City High will represent Baguio in the regional finals in Pampanga slated this coming November.

Earlier, University of the Cordilleras Laboratory High School also exacted revenge against Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montessori in the battle for third.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 27, 2009.

amdgc82
10-29-2009, 09:09 AM
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SHSJ, ADI rule BEST Visayas finals
(The Philippine Star) Updated October 29, 2009 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (SHSJ) and Ateneo de Iloilo (ADI) turned the Visayas Regional Finals of the Milo-sponsored BEST SBP/Passerelle Twin Tournaments into their own private party when they won the championships in both divisions.

Defending Visayas Passerelle champion SHSJ claimed back-to-back titles after outlasting a stubborn Iloilo Commercial Central High School (ICCHS), 84-75.

Then, Ateneo de Iloilo squeezed past University of San Carlos South Campus (USC) of Cebu , 42-40, for the SBP crown.

The SHSJ Eagles controlled the game from the start and overcame an end-game rally by ICCHS, which cut the lead down to four, 62-66, four minutes into the final period. SHSJ retaliated with an 8-0 run for a 77-64 lead with 3:13 left and cruised to the win.

Kris Porter led SHSJ with 22 points. In the SBP championship game that went down the wire, Miguel Sasuman drilled in a jumper to give ADI a 41-40 lead with 14 seconds left in the game after Juneou Antigua had earlier given USC South a 40-39 lead, 38 seconds left.

Marion Denila added a free throw with 11 seconds left for the final score. SHSJ now joins Passerelle regional champions Xavier University of Cagayan de Oro, La Salle Greenhills and the Luzon regional champion in the national finals of the tournament. The SBP division features Manila champion Ateneo de Manila, Ateneo de Davao and Ateneo de Iloilo. The Luzon regional finals will be played November 6-7 in Pampanga.

amdgc82
11-04-2009, 08:24 PM
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SBP-Paserelle Luzon finals
November 4, 2009, 7:25pm

Luzon’s top junior basketball teams begin their quest for the regional title when the 2009 MILO-sponsored Best Center SBP-Passerelle fires off on November 7-8 at the University of Assumption in Pampanga.

Geared for the heated battle in the SBP division are Our Lady of Mount Carmel Montessori of Baguio, Mary Hill College of Lucena, Don Bosco Technical Institute, and Mother Goose Special School System of Pangasinan.

Also raring to show their hoop skills are the boys from Baguio City National High School, International School for Better Beginnings of Lucena, Guagua National College of Pampanga, and St. John Cathedral School of Pangasinan.

Now on its 24th season, the Milo-sponsored Best Center SBP-Passerelle consistently showcases the top elementary and high school teams. It is held in line with the commitment of MILO to promote sports in the grassroots level and help build champions in sports and in life.

amdgc82
11-11-2009, 09:55 AM
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St. John’s, Guagua bag finals slots
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2009

SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga. — St. John’s Cathedral School and Guagua National College posted back-to-back victories over the weekend to advance into the Passerelle final of the Milo-sponsored Small Basketeers Philippines-Passerelle Luzon Regional Championships at the University of Assumption gym here.

Giege Viray had 26 points to power St. John’s Cathedral School to a 76-71 thumping of International School for Better Beginnings that came on the heels of its hard-earned 78-75 win over Baguio City National High School earlier.

Guagua National College plastered BCNHS 77-59 and ISBB 69-61 to earn the other final slot in the tournament organized by the Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training Center.

In the SBP, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Montessori blasted Mother Goose Special School System 67-50 to make up for an earlier 57-43 loss at the hands of Don Bosco Technical School-Tarlac. Mount Carmel and Don Bosco had 1-1 records.

Tiburcio
11-13-2009, 10:08 PM
The Long Road to Baguio
(or why the 24th Season Passerelle Crown means a lot to the CDO boys)

The Xavier University High School Passerelle can't afford to sit on its laurels. Not at this time after relishing the aura of invincibility as "Kings of Mindanao Basketball." The Junior Crusaders emerge undefeated at the two-day tournament in General Santos City last October 17-18, 2009 and they want to extend the winning streak further.

"I've waited long for an opportunity to face off again Joven and company of La Salle. This National Finals at Baguio on the 21st of this month will hopefully redeem us from a loss at the Palarong Pambansa in Koronadal City," said Jason Abao, the high-leaping power forward of Xavier team. He refers to the heart-breaking loss to the NCR team when Northern Mindanao enjoyed a comfortable margin throughout the first 3 quarters of the game but sadly lost steam at the 5-minute mark of the last period.

"More than three years have gone by and I saw Joven and Torres (Thomas) not growing up to be considered taller," he added.

The team's capability can't be gauged however by its form. The Xavier team knows it for sure but as what the CDO boys saw in the Greenies' game versus the Red Cubs, they found La Salle's weaknesses that are exploitable.

Jason Abao has an spontaneous commentary about John Lim of the Red Cubs who lost to the Greenies at the NCR Finals. He said that the height and heft of Lim is negligible when it comes to run-and-gun play.

"We played the Lim-led Corpus Christi School here in Cagayan de Oro and I humbly beat him at a match-up of forwards during the Alaska Basketball Power Cup," Jason Abao asserted matter-of-factly.

This Dennis Rodman fanatic may have something in his mind about the adage "height is might," but the characteristic about the XU high school team remains resolute throughout that it has no respect about height.

With a week to go for an ultimate date at the cold mountain in the north, everybody in the CDO team is upbeat and raring to fight for honor and glory to their school. "Fight a good fight!" and "Impossible is nothing" is their twin motto.

CrossOver
11-19-2009, 01:23 AM
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Passerelle, SBP finals on
Updated November 19, 2009 12:00 AM


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MANILA, Philippines - The country’s best young cagers mix it up in the 2009 Milo-sponsored BEST Center SBP-Passerelle tournament
slated Nov. 20-22 at the Eastern College Gym.

Raring to battle it out and claim this year’s SBP crown are regional champions Ateneo de Manila (NCR), Maryhill College of Lucena (Luzon), Ateneo de Iloilo (Visayas) and Ateneo de Davao (Mindanao).

In the Passerelle division, it will be a clash among regional titlists La Salle Green Hills (NCR), St. John Cathedral School of Dagupan (Luzon), Sacred Heart Jesuit-Cebu (Visayas) and Xavier School Cagayan de Oro (Mindanao).

Now on its 24th season, the Milo-sponsored BEST Center SBP-Passerelle consistently showcases the country’s top elementary and high school basketball teams. It is held in line with the commitment of Milo to promote sports on the grassroots level and help build champions in life.


PhilStar (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=524731&publicationSubCategoryId=69)

Tiburcio
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amdgc82
11-20-2009, 10:23 AM
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Eagles start Milo bid this weekend
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 08:52:00 11/20/2009

THE ROAD to redemption for the Sacred Heart School-Jesuits (SHS-J) Eagles begins this weekend as they compete in the national finals of the 2009 Milo BEST Twin Tournament in Baguio against the best Passerelle squads in the country led by rivals and defending champions La Salle Greenhills.

The Eagles earned the right to represent Visayas after winning the Visayas Region title last month in Roxas City. They are raring to get back at the Green Archers, which beat them in the championship game last year. The Eagles will also have to face the other regional champions from around the country including Xavier University of Cagayan de Oro and St. John Cathedral of Dagupan.

The Eagles will be led by the imposing frontcourt of Kris Porter and Adrian Muller along with the backcourt of Bradley Bacaltos and Jess Adven Diputado.

“The national finals is a different level where everyone must play his role 100%. The level of competition is really tough and we can’t afford even a second of complacency, both on and off the court.” Rasmo said in his statement to the press.

In the Small Basketeers Philippines (SBP) division, Ateneo de Iloilo (ADI) will represent the Visayas and will face defending national champion Ateneo de Manila, Ateneo de Davao (Mindanao) and Maryhill College of Lucena (Luzon). Cebu champions University of San Carlos South Campus was nipped by ADI in the championship game of the Visayas Regional Finals.

/Correspondent Jonas Panerio

amdgc82
11-21-2009, 09:32 AM
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Baguio braces for SBP-Paserelle finals
Friday, November 20, 2009
By Roderick Osis

POWER house Ateneo de Manila University and La Salle Green Hills will set their feet in the Summer Capital to test the mettle of their counterparts in the SBP - Pasarelle national finals.

Although Baguio teams may no longer see action in the national finals, the city is ready to host the 24th season of 2009 Milo-sponsored Best Center SBP-Passerelle tournament slated November 20-22.

Ateneo, the national small baskeeters of the Philippines defending champion, will be joined by arch rival La Salle Green Hills who bested San Beda in the NCR eliminations.

The country's best young cagers mix it up in the two-division basketball tournament at the Easter College Gym.

Raring to battle it out and claim this year's SBP crown are regional champions Ateneo de Manila (NCR), Maryhill College of Lucena (Luzon), Ateneo de Iloilo (Visayas) and Ateneo de Davao (Mindanao).

Baguio's representative in the SBP crown in our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montesori did not make it to the national final while Baguio City National High School failed to bag a seat in the national finals after bowing to St. John Cathedral School.

In the Passerelle division, it will be a clash among regional titlists La Salle Green Hills (NCR), St. John Cathedral School of Dagupan (Luzon), Sacred Heart Jesuit-Cebu (Visayas) and Xavier School Cagayan de Oro (Mindanao).

Now on its 24th season, the Milo-sponsored Best Center SBP-Passerelle consistently showcases the country's top elementary and high school basketball teams.

It is held in line with the commitment of Milo to promote sports on the grassroots level and help build champions in life.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on November 21, 2009.

amdgc82
11-23-2009, 06:55 AM
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Eaglets, Jr. Archers off to big start
(The Philippine Star) Updated November 23, 2009 12:00 AM

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MANILA, Philippines - Ateneo and La Salle Green Hills firmed up the defense of their Milo BEST SBP and Passerelle titles, respectively, by posting convincing wins at the Milo-sponsored BEST SBP-Passerelle finals in Baguio City.

Featuring a single, round-robin elimination format, the Milo-sponsored tournament showcases some of the nation’s best elementary and high school basketball teams and is widely recognized as the country’s only nationwide youth development tournament.

It will be an all-Jesuit school affair in the SBP finals when Ateneo de Manila takes on Ateneo de Davao for the title. The Katipunan-based cagers earned a shot at a third successive title by beating Ateneo de Iloilo, 67-38, Maryhill College of Lucena, 92-27, and Ateneo de Davao, 94-52.

Meanwhile, Ateneo de Davao reached the championship stage by eliminating Maryhill College of Lucena, 66-27, and Ateneo de Iloilo, 56-48, before bowing to Ateneo de Manila, 52-94.

The Davao-based squad will surely be looking to get back at their round-robin tormentors during their championship encounter. Ateneo de Iloilo and Maryhill College of Laguna tangle for third place.

In the Passerelle division, La Salle Green Hills will have to overcome the challenge of Xavier U Cagayan de Oro to retain the title.

La Salle made a return trip to the championship by downing St. John Cathedral School of Dagupan, 112-44, Xavier U Cagayan de Oro, 102-79, and Sacred Heart School-Jesuit Cebu, 79-77, in overtime.

By contrast, Xavier U Cagayan de Oro succumbed to La Salle Green Hills, 79-102, before winning over Sacred Heart School Jesuit-Cebu, 102-98, and St. John Cathedral School of Dagupan, 102-62. Sacred Heart School Jesuit-Cebu and St. John Cathedral School of Dagupan will dispute third place honors.

amdgc82
11-23-2009, 07:16 AM
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Ateneo, La Salle GH begin Milo Best Center Passerelle campaign
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 23:53:00 11/21/2009

TWO-TIME SBP defending champion Ateneo de Manila University and Passerelle defending champion La Salle Green Hills start their campaign on a high note in the Milo-sponsored Best Center SBP-Passerelle finals at the Easter College Gym in Baguio City Saturday.

Ateneo de Manila routed Ateneo de Davao, 94-52, in the SBP division while La Salle Green Hills dumped Xavier School, 102-79, in the Passerelle division.
Ateneo de Iloilo beat Maryhill College, 68-36, in another SBP encounter.

Other Passerelle results saw Sacred Heart School Jesuit Cebu whipped St. John Cathedral School of Dagupan, 100-44, and Xavier School beat Sacred Heart School Jesuit Cebu, 102-98.

The tournament’s opening was graced by Baguio City Mayor Peter Rey Bautista, Nestle AVP and Milo sports events executive Pat Goc-ong and Best Center founder Nic Jorge.

“My heart goes to Milo for consistently involving children in sports, teaching them values like compassion and sportsmanship and Baguio welcomes events that advocate these ideals,” said Bautista.

The event is held in line with the commitment of Milo to promote sports at the grassroots level and help build champions in life.

Bracketed with Ateneo de Manila are Maryhill College of Lucena (Luzon), Ateneo de Iloilo (Visayas) and Ateneo de Davao (Mindanao).

Lumped with La Salle Green Hills are St. John Cathedral School of Dagupan (Luzon), Sacred Heart Jesuit-Cebu (Visayas) and Xavier School Cagayan de Oro (Mindanao).

amdgc82
11-24-2009, 06:31 AM
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Ateneo, La Salle retain SBP, Passerelle titles
(The Philippine Star) Updated November 24, 2009 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - It was a winning day for NCR teams as Ateneo de Manila University and La Salle Green Hills overwhelmed their respective opponents to capture the SBP and Passerelle titles, respectively during the MILO BEST SBP-Passerelle finals at the Easter College Gym in Baguio City.

Ateneo de Manila celebrated a three-peat victory by easily dispatching Ateneo de Davao, 71-49. Michael Nieto led the team in scoring, plunking in 14 points.

“Our team chemistry, the discipline and of course, the skills of the boys helped us secure the victory,” said Ateneo coach PJ Navarro.

In the Passerelle division, La Salle Green Hills proved too much for Xavier University Cagayan de Oro, as it won its second consecutive Passerelle title, 90-79.

Thomas Christopher Torres was the team’s top scorer, firing 24 markers. Sacred Heart School Jesuit-Cebu placed third by clobbering St. John Cathedral of Dagupan, 103-87. St. John Cathedral of Dagupan won the Sportsmanship Award.

La Salle Green Hills managed to pull off a back-to-back title romp despite missing the services of Rodel Joven, one of the team’s key players who suffered from a broken nose when he collided with teammate Aaron Sta. Maria during their game against Sacred Heart School Jesuit-Cebu yesterday.

“The boys displayed the heart of champions and they simply refused to lose. Despite serious injuries and challenges posed by the other teams, they still managed to defend the title,” says La Salle Green Hills coach Marvin Bienvenida.

durden_tyler
11-24-2009, 12:05 PM
SBP-Passerelle championship games will be aired on BTV this Sunday (Nov 29) starting at 4:30 pm.

Tiburcio
12-09-2009, 01:09 PM
Best Finish for XUHS in Passerelle National Finals

Xavier University High School went back to the MILO Sponsored Passerelle National Finals after 15 years and was able to get its best finish in 2nd place after losing to La Salle Greenhills in the Championships.

Coach Manny Diaz was proud of his boys as they were able to put up a good fight against the Greenies in the Championship Game.

“We had a good game. Though we lost, La Salle had a difficult time in dumping us. We kept the game close until the 3rd quarter but as our free-throws started to miss, La Salle started to slip away at a comfortable distance,” said Coach Diaz.

In the elimination round of the National Finals, XUHS lost to NCR Champion La Salle and won over Visayas Champions Sacred Heart School – Jesuit and Luzon Champions St. John Cathedral High School.

North Luzon MILO Events Coordinator Rod Coquia was also all praises for the XUHS Team. “They are small but they are very good. La Salle even had a difficult time beating them considering that their players are much taller and bigger than Xavier,” he explained.

MILO Sports Executive Andrew Neri was also proud of his alma mater. “XUHS finished 2nd. A first time for the School,” he messaged via Facebook.

Neri was part of the 1994 squad that last made it to the National Finals in Cebu. His team mates include Macky Simbajon, Niku Valles and Longie Tagarda.

As for the Small Basketeers Philippines (SBP) Division, the Grade School dribblers of Ateneo de Manila University claimed its back-to-back crown.

It seemed like an inter-Ateneo tournament for the Small Basketeers as Ateneo de Davao claimed the 2nd place and Ateneo de Iloilo finished 3rd.

Posted by The MINDANAO CURRENT

Tiburcio
12-12-2009, 01:11 PM
XUHS Passerrelle Team Brings Honor and Pride to CDO, MisOr and Mindanao
By Niku Valles
The MINDANAO CURRENT
December 7, 2009

It gives me great pride to write this column this week. My old alma mater, Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan, made headlines in the national basketball scene. The Junior Crusaders made it all the way to the MILO SBP-Passerrelle National Finals, which was held last November 20, 21, and 22 in Baguio City. It included the best grade school and high school teams from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and the NCR.

During the tournament, the SBP and Passerrelle teams from Mindanao showed how far Mindanao basketball has gone. Ateneo de Davao University, which defeated our own XU Small Basketeers during the Regional Finals, went up against perennial SBP powerhouse and defending SBP National Champs, the Ateneo de Manila Eaglets in the finals of the SBP division. Our XUHS Junior Crusaders went up against title favorites LaSalle Greenhills in the Passerrelle Division, in the championship game.

Unfortunately for the Mindanao teams, Ateneo de Manila and LaSalle Greenhills still proved to be a bit better than Ateneo De Davao, and Xavier University, for now at least. During the National Finals, it obviously showed that the gap between Manila teams and the Mindanao teams has considerably lessened. During the Passerrelle finals, XU showed it can keep up with LaSalle. The Atenean’s peskiness and never-say-die attitude baffled the La Sallians for much of the game, until the last quarter, where the skills of the San Juan-based cagers simply took over.

Back in 1994, when Xavier University defeated Holy Child of Davao in the old XU Gym to earn the right to participate in the Nationals, held in Cebu back then. I was a sophomore in High School back then, and I was so fortunate to be part of that team which went to Cebu to do battle with teams like the highly-touted San Beda College Red Cubs, who demolished the competition at that time.

There is one underlying common factor between those two champion teams, Coach Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Diaz. Coach Manny has been with XU High School even before I enrolled there, way back 1993. He has been largely responsible for the success of the XUHS basketball program, and has produced countless of champion teams. Players come and go, but Coach Manny has remained front and center. What I have become as a basketball player, and a person, I can attribute much of that to what I have learned when I played for Coach Manny for 4 years in XUHS.

Comparing both those teams, it was really not much of a difference. We employed an all-out trapping defense and a running offense during that time, and that formula was still used during this year’s National Finals. However, I truly believe that today’s players are a bit more skilled than we were back then.

I believe the growth of basketball has been sped up during this time and exposure to the national and local media and the overall interest have really boomed since I graduated high school back in 1997. We can credit this not only to cable TV and BTV, but also to the rise of regional leagues such as the Liga Pilipinas, the Philippine Collegiate Champions League and local leagues as well. This has really accelerated the development of the young boys all over the country.

With a little bit more exposure, and more improvement in scientific training and equipment, it won’t be long until we see an XU team grab national attention by bagging national titles at any level. I believe the skills are getting there and when this is paired with commitment and heart, this dream would become a reality.

miggy46
05-20-2010, 03:33 AM
meron po ba kaung info about luzon regional finals in the year 2002 and 2003? gusto ko lng mlaman.. tnx

amdgc82
08-16-2010, 06:51 AM
SBP, Passerelle anyone?
BLEACHER TALK By Rico Navarro (The Freeman)
Updated August 15, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines – SBP and Passerelle. Have you heard of these words before? While these may admittedly not be the most popular words in the English language, these are actually two of the most important terms in local basketball. SBP stands for Small Basketeers Philippines while the term Passerelle is used for an age group of young teen-agers. Where are these terms used? In a more commonly known basketball tournament called Milo BEST. I assume this will now sound more familiar to you.

Milo is the chocolate energy drink that we’ve grown up with, while BEST stands for the Basketball Efficiency Scientific Training Center. Although these are two distinct entities, Milo and BEST have had one of the longest-running partnerships in organizing two major activities: basketball clinics and an age group tournament with a nationwide reach.

Officially kicking off today is the Cebu leg of the 2010 Milo BEST SBP/Passerelle Twin Tournament. A total of 17 teams compose this year’s tournament, with ten in the Passerelle division and seven in the SBP division. Leading the pack in the SBP division is defending champion University of San Carlos (USC) South Campus which is also the reigning Visayas runner-up. They will be challenged by 2009 runner-up and 2008 champion USC North Campus, Don Bosco, Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC), Cebu Eastern College (CEC), University of the Visayas (UV) and the University of San Jose Recoletos (USJ-R). The Passerelle division is led by three-time defending champion SHS-AdC and runner-up USC North. In the Passerelle’s Group A are SHS-AdC, Don Bosco, CEC, UV and USJR. In Group B are USC North, University of Cebu (UC), USC South, SCSIT and Southwestern University (SWU).

So what’s the difference between both age groups? The SBP age group is for players 12 years old and below. Each team has a maximum of nine players who turn 12 years old this year (or who were born in 1998). They also have a minimum of three players who turn 11 years old this year (or who were born in 1999). The youngest set of players in every SBP team are the minimum of three players who turn 10 years old this year (born 2000). There is no single dominant team in this age group which has produced three different champions in the past three years. SHS-AdC won the Cebu leg in 2007 and placed runner-up to Ateneo de Manila in the national finals. USC North then won the Cebu championship in 2008 and placed third in the Visayas Regional Finals. It was USC South’s turn to take the Cebu title in 2009, and they later went on to place second to Ateneo de Iloilo in the Visayas Finals, losing by a whisker. The three teams are considered evenly matched this year with no clear edge for anyone. Among the key players to look out for are the guard combo of Angelo Pioquinto, Nino Araw-araw and Gerard Mendoza of SHS-AdC. Big men Steven Co, Vaynard Yu and Kent Malazarte will be leading the USC North squad, while Mark Berame, John Galinato and Jean Jacque Antigua will lead the USC South. Scott Denielle Aying will be this year’s most dominant player, leading the darkhorse Don Bosco squad.

The typical Passerelle team is composed of a maximum of seven players who turn 15 years old this year (born 1995), a minimum of six players who turn 14 this year (born 1996) and a minimum of two players who turn 13 this year (born 1997). These players range from freshmen to juniors in high school. In contrast to the SBP division, the Passerelle side has been dominated by the Magis Eagles of SHS-AdC for the past three years. They’ve also made it to the national finals the past two years after topping the Visayas Regional Finals twice in a row. They’re looking at an unprecedented third straight trip to the national finals in search of that elusive national championship. USC North has been SHS-AdC’s perennial runner-up all this time and are looking at another chance to become a spoiler. Long-time age group veterans Adrian Muller, RG Araw-araw, Patrick Go and Reggie Abbu are teamed up with Rebreb Diputado, Julius Cadavis and rookie Henry Asilum to bring the Magis Eagles another title. Players to watch out for in USC North are Rey Arnejo and John Pajantoy. USC South is this year’s darkhorse with Mitchel Antigua, Ian Ortega and Daniel Majan leading the attack.

A welcome development to this year’s tournament is a pocket tournament for the Team B’s of some schools in both divisions. USC North, USC South, SHS-AdC, Don Bosco and PAREF Springdale will make up this side tournament with the goal of giving their players the much-needed exposure to competitive basketball.

That’s a total of 26 teams hitting the hardcourts of Cebu every weekend with the goal of determining the best age group teams in Cebu and the Philippines. Also ongoing are the various provincial tournaments held across the country. But at the bottom of it all is that we’re seeing a bunch of young SBP and Passerelle kids having fun, playing their hearts out, enjoying the game they love to play. That’s what Milo BEST is all about. No frills, no complications. Just pure, unadulterated basketball.

blueandgold
09-14-2010, 12:07 PM
Does anybody know when the National Finals of the SBP/Passerelle tournament will be? I heard it will be held in Cebu this year.

And how come the NCR finals weren't televised this year? It used to have TV coverage :-[

FYI, the NCR Finals were held last Sunday (Sept. 12) with Ateneo winning SBP over Xavier, 59-57 and Xavier defeating San Beda in OT, 82-76, for the Passerelle title.

amdgc82
11-09-2010, 09:00 AM
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SHS-Ateneo sweeps Milo BEST titles
(The Freeman) Updated November 09, 2010 12:00 AM

Iloilo City, Philippines — After sweeping Cebu, the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) has also swept the Visayas in the Milo-backed BEST SBP Passerelle Twin Tournaments. For the first time in school history, the Magis Eagles won the championships of both the Small Basketeers Philippines (SBP) and Passerelle divisions at the tournament’s Visayas Regional Finals.

The Magis Eagles dug deep to nip the University of St. La Salle (USLS) of Bacolod, 63-61, in overtime to win the SBP division title. Their elder counterparts overcame a shaky start to overcome St. John’s Institute (SJI) of Bacolod, 89-58, in the Passerelle division championship game.

The SBP championship game was one for the books. It was a nip and tuck cardiac game from start to finish. SHS-AdC took the first quarter, 12-11, but USLS led, 25-24 at halftime.

SHS-AdC regained the lead at 43-40 at the end of the third period. It was a battle of will and heart in the fourth period and overtime that saw nine lead changes as both teams refused to budge.

USLS tied the game at 45-all, but SHS-AdC would regain a three point lead twice, the last at 53-50 with 1:17 left in the game.

USLS replied with six unanswered points to take a 56-53 lead, 37.5 seconds remaining. Gerard Mendoza cut the lead to 55-56 with 33 seconds left then Christian de la Torre gave the Magis Eagles a 57-56 lead with 9 seconds left.

But everything screeched to halt when de la Torre picked up his fifth foul, sending Adrian Caram to the line with a chance to win the game for USLS with 0.7 seconds left.

Caram made the first but missed the second, sending the game into overtime at 57-all. After Jose Antiporda gave USLS a 59-58 lead in overtime, Mendoza made it 60-59 courtesy of an assist from Angelo Pioquinto with 1:38 left, then Nino Araw-araw added another basket off a Jed Colonia pass for a 62-59 lead with nine seconds left.

Antiporda sank two free throws to cut the lead to 62-61 with 6.2 seconds left then USLS fouled repeatedly to get into penalty situation, sending Joseph Mayol to the line with 2.7 seconds left. Mayol made the first to make it 63-61.

USLS couldn’t get off a shot as time expired. Colonia led the champions with 15 points. Araw-araw added 10. Antiporda led USLS with 19 points.

The Passerelle championship game was close at the start when SJI stunned the defending champs, taking the first period, 20-16.

SHS-AdC worked back to take a 33-31 lead at the half behind Adrian Muller’s 15 second period points. The third quarter saw Rebreb Diputado take over along with Reggie Abbu and Jair Igna in giving the momentum back to the Magis Eagles.

Diputado scored 10 points in the quarter including a triple in a 10-2 blast that gave SHS-AdC a 50-40 lead. Igna and Abbu took over to stretch the lead to 59-47 at the end of the third period. The fourth quarter was all SHS-AdC with Muller, Diputado, Julius Cadavis and RG Araw-araw outscoring the tiring SJI side. Muller had a game-high 22 points while Diputado and Cadavis had 12 points each to pace the Magis Eagles.

The Passerelle regional title is a third straight Visayas championship for SHS-AdC, while the SBP team regained the title it last won in 2007 with a team that featured today’s core of the Passerelle team.

Both squads will now represent the Visayas in the national finals which will be held in Cebu on Nov. 20-21 at the USC Main Gym. They will face the regional champions of Metro Manila, Luzon and Mindanao. (THE FREEMAN)

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11-09-2010, 09:09 AM
CHAMPS AGAIN
SHS-AdC’s SBP and Passerelle teams win Milo Best Regional crowns
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 07:29:00 11/09/2010

Iloilo City - Courage is something that cannot be taught, rather it is a virtue innate only in the greatest of players and the most cohesive of teams.

The Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP) squad showed plenty of it as they defied age and odds alike and toppled the mighty University of St. La Salle, 63-61, in overtime to capture the crown in the 2010 Milo BEST Twin Tournament Regional Championships at the University of San Agustin gym here.

Likewise, the Passerelle team of the SHS-AdC Magis Eagles gained glory of their own as they claimed their third straight title in their division after downing the St. John's Institute, 89-58, in the finals.

However, the story of the day belonged to the SBP squad of head coach Bon Rosito and Jed Cabellon, which stared pending defeat and overcame it by overhauling a three-point deficit in the last 30 seconds of regulation to send the game into overtime.

Ranged against the taller and bigger USLS squad and with the crowd also cheering against the boys in blue, the Magis Eagles persevered and battled the former tooth-and-nail all-game long.

The Archers tried to run away with the game as they established a nine-point bulge, 33-24, in the third period.

The Eagles staged a comeback behind the efforts of Jed Colonia and Gerard Mendoza, whose combined 10 points in a sizzling 10-2 run, put their team in front, 43-41, heading into the fourth canto.

SHS-AdC had a 57-56 lead with 9.3 seconds left but La Salle's Adrian Caram, who got fouled on his fadeaway attempt with 0.7 tenths of a second left, split his charities to send the game to overtime.

There, the Magis Eagles took over as they never looked back after taking a 62-59 lead.

Colonia wound up with 13 markers while Mendoza and Anton Niño Araw-Araw, finished with 10 points each.

The Passerelle squad was paced by their Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) main gunners.

Cesafi Mythical Five team members Adrian Muller and Jess Adven Diputado scored 22 and 12 points, respectively while big man Julius Cadavis also had the same output as Diputado.

SHS-AdC will now represent the Visayas in the Milo BEST National Finals slated on Nov. 21 in Cebu City.

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11-10-2010, 09:40 AM
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SHS-AdC gets 2 peats
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

ILOILO CITY–Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) scored a double championship at the Visayas Regional Finals of the Milo-backed Best SBP Passerelle Twin Tournaments.

The Magis Eagles dug deep to nip the University of St. La Salle (USLS) of Bacolod, 63-61, in overtime to win the SBP division title. Their elder counterparts overcame a shaky start to overcome St. John’s Institute (SJI) of Bacolod, 89-58, in the Passerelle division championship game.

The SBP championship was close from start to end. SHS-AdC took the first quarter, 12-11, but USLS led, 25-24, at halftime. SHS-AdC regained the lead at 43-40 at the end of
the third period. The fourth quarter and overtime had nine lead changes, with the biggest lead at three points for either side.

With SHS-AdC ahead, 53-50, 1:17 left in the game, USLS replied with six unanswered points to take a 56-53 lead, 37.5 seconds remaining. Gerard Mendoza and Christian de la Torre gave the lead back to the Magis Eagles, 57-56, with nine seconds left.
Adrian Caram had a chance to win it for USLS from the free throw line with 0.7 seconds left, but made only one, sending the game into overtime.

With USLS on top, 59-58, in OT, SHS-AdC scored four straight points for a 62-59 lead, nine seconds left.

Jose Antiporda sank two free throws to cut the lead to 62-61 with 6.2 seconds left, then USLS fouled repeatedly to get into the penalty situation, sending Joseph Mayol to the line with 2.7 seconds left.

Mayol made the first to make it 63-61. USLS couldn’t get off a shot as time expired. Colonia led the champions with 15 points. Araw-araw added 10. Antiporda led USLS with 19 points.

The Passerelle championship game was close at the start when SJI stunned the defending champs, taking the first period, 20-16.
SHS-AdC then used a strong second and third quarter surge to douse the hopes of the upset-seeking Bacolod squad, stretching a 33-31 halftime lead to 59-47 after three periods.

Adrian Muller had a game-high 22 points while Adven Jess Diputado and Julius Cadavis had 12 points each to pace the Magis Eagles.

The Passerelle regional title is a third straight Visayas championship for SHS-AdC,
while the SBP team regained the title it last won in 2007 with a team that featured today’s core of the Passerelle team.

Both squads will now represent the Visayas in the national finals, which will be held in Cebu on Nov. 20-21 at the USC Main Gym. They will face the regional champions of Metro Manila, Luzon and Mindanao. (PR)

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on November 10, 2010.

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11-10-2010, 03:14 PM
SHS-AdC now sets sights on Milo Best nationals
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 07:53:00 11/10/2010

WITH THE hangover of their title win in the Visayas regionals of the 2010 Milo BEST Twin Tournament all but gone, the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Magis Eagles will be going back to business as they aim to take the crown in the national finals on Nov. 21 at the University of San Carlos gym.

Both the Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP) and the Passerelle squads of Magis Eagles bagged titles in the regionals after registering impressive victories last weekend.

The Passerelle team of SHS-AdC annexed their third straight crown in the Visayas regionals after creaming the St. John's Institute of Bacolod City, 89-58. SHS-AdC's SBP squad had to go through the eye of the needle before bringing down the upset axe on the fancied University of St. La Salle team, 63-61, in overtime.

The youngsters of the Magis Eagles face an even tougher test in the nationals as they have to contend with the likes of Mindanao representative Ateneo de Davao, Luzon qualifier Don Bosco Academy and three-time national champs Ateneo de Manila University, which features high-scoring wingman Jolo Mendoza.

SHS-AdC's chances largely hinge on the efforts of their guards, namely dribbling wizard Anton Nino Araw-Araw and Angelo Pioquinto./Correspondent Jonas Panerio

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11-18-2010, 08:51 AM
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Milo Best nationals in Cebu
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

IT’S all systems go for the 20th edition of the national finals of the Milo-backed BEST SBP Passerelle Twin Tournaments, set on Nov. 20 to 21 at the University of San Carlos (USC) Main Gym.

Leading the teams are hosts and Visayas regional champions Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-Adc) which will field one team each in the Small Basketeers Philippines (SBP) and Passerelle divisions. However, early favorites to win the two titles are teams from traditional powerhouse National Capital Region (NCR).

In the SBP division, Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) is seeking a fourth straight national championship under the leadership of Coach PJ Navarro. They will face stiff opposition from brother schools SHS-AdC with Coach Bon Rosito and Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) with Harry Asilum. Luzon is represented by Don Bosco Academy.

Xavier School of San Juan, the NCR’s champion in the Passerelle division, will face the challenge of three-peat Visayas champions and brother school SHS-AdC.

La Salle Greenhills won’t be back to defend its titles this year as they failed to win the in the NCR regional finals.

International School for Better Beginnings (ISBB) of Lucena is Luzon’s champion, while Claret School of Zamboanga is Mindanao’s Passerelle bet. (PR)

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11-18-2010, 08:59 AM
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All is set for Milo BEST National Finals
(The Freeman) Updated November 17, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - All systems are go for the 20th edition of the national finals of the Milo-backed BEST SBP Passerelle Twin Tournaments which will take place Nov. 20-21 at the University of San Carlos (USC) Main Gym.

Leading the teams are hosts and Visayas regional champions Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-Adc) which will field one team each in the Small Basketeers Philippines (SBP) and Passerelle divisions. However, early favorites to win the two titles at stake are the teams from traditional powerhouse National Capital Region (NCR).

In the SBP division filled with Jesuit-run schools, Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) is seeking a fourth straight national championship under the leadership of Coach PJ Navarro. They will face stiff opposition from brother schools SHS-AdC with Coach Bon Rosito and Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) with Harry Asilum. Luzon is represented by Don Bosco Academy.

Xavier School of San Juan, another Jesuit-run school, is the NCR’s champion in the Passerelle division and will face the challenge of three-peat Visayas champions and brother school SHS-AdC. La Salle Greenhills won’t be back to defend its back-to-back titles this year as they failed to repeat as NCR champs. International School for Better Beginnings (ISBB) of Lucena is Luzon’s champion, while Claret School of Zamboanga is Mindanao’s Passerelle bet.

The national finals is one of the longest running tournaments for players 15 years old and below. The SBP division is for players with the ages of 9-11 (Under 12 age group), while the Passerelle division is for players 12-14 (Under 15 age group). The tournament has produced some of the country’s top players such as James Yap, Basir Amer, Chris Tiu, LA Tenorio, and San Beda high school coach Britt Reroma. Majority of today’s high school and collegiate players played in the SBP and Passerelle age groups of the tournament in their developmental years.

This is the culminating activity of the nationwide tournament which started in the different provincial tournaments across the country. The different provincial champions then clashed for the regional championships of NCR, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. And all regional champs face off in this weekend showdown to determine the best team in the land. (THE FREEMAN)

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11-18-2010, 09:11 AM
All set for Milo Best cagefest
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 08:47:00 11/17/2010

THE BEST team in the Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP) and the Passerelle divisions will be known this weekend when the 2010 Milo BEST Twin Tournaments National Finals gets underway at the University of San Carlos (USC) gym.

Representing the Visayas in both divisions is the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) Magis Eagles, who will be up against stiff competition in the title favorites from the National Capital Region (NCR), Ateneo de Manila University of the SBP class and the Xavier University, which made a name for themselves after dethroning erstwhile defending champions La Salle Greenhills in the NCR regionals.

Ateneo, which is mentored by PJ Navarro, will be going for a fourth straight title and is expected to lean on Jolo Mendoza.

The Magis Eagles, which just recently, captured the crown in the CVIRAA regionals in Dumaguete City last weekend, will try to defend their home floor behind the efforts of Angelo Pioquinto, Nino Araw-Araw and Kyle Cabarrubias.

Completing the field in the SBP class are the Ateneo de Davao University of head coach Harry Asilum, the father of the Magis Eagles' Henry Asilum, and the Don Bosco Academy, the Luzon representative.

In the Passerelle side, the Magis Eagles will try to end their long search for a national title after falling short last year.

Never have they owned so much firepower in their campaign for the crown with Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) Mythical Five team members Jess Diputado and Adrian Muller along with mainstays Julius Cadavis and Jr. NBA RP Team members Arc Gabrielle Araw-Araw and Patrick Go.

International School for Better Beginnings (ISBB) of Lucena represents Luzon, while Claret School of Zamboanga is Mindanao’s Passerelle bet.

The national finals is one of the longest running tournaments for players 15 years old and below. The SBP division is for players with the ages of 9-11 (Under 12 age group), while the Passerelle division is for players 12-14 (Under 15 age group). The tournament has produced some of the country’s top players such as James Yap, Basir Amer, Chris Tiu, LA Tenorio, and San Beda high school coach Britt Reroma. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

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11-19-2010, 08:56 AM
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Today's best from Milo BEST hoop
By Rico Navarro (The Freeman) Updated November 19, 2010 12:00 AM

CEBU, Philippines - What do the UAAP Finals Jrs MVP, NCAA MVP, UAAP Most Improved Player, the PBA MVP and the NCAA Juniors Coach of the Year have in common? Kiefer Ravena, Baser Amer, Emman Monfort, James Yap and Britt Reroma. They’re all products of the BEST SBP Passerelle Twin Tournament, one of the longest running tournaments in the country for age group sports. This was the proud declaration of Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training Center (BEST) Founder Nic Jorge at a press gathering yesterday.

“2010 has been a fruitful year for the BEST Center. We are proud to say that all of the major awardees of the year are all products of the BEST Center,” Jorge said.

All these awardees played in the SBP Passerelle tournament during their formative years when they were in grade school and early years of high school. Ravena played for Ateneo de Manila, while San Beda’s Amer played for Holy Child School of Davao. Monfort and Yap played in lloilo while Reroma played for Don Bosco Cebu.

A new set of future stars will be showcased this weekend at the national finals of the BEST SBP Passerelle Twin Tournament sponsored by Milo which will be held at the USC Main Gym.

Eight teams in two divisions face off to determine the best team in the land. In the SBP division are three-peat national champions Ateneo de Manila University, Ateneo de Davao, Don Bosco Pampanga and Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu.

The Passerelle division features Xavier School of San Juan, International School for Better Beginnings (ISBB) of Lucena, Claret School of Zamboanga and Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu.

A brief opening ceremony will be held at 7:30 tomorrow morning, and this will be followed by a whole day of games. Format is single-round robin for the classification phase, with the top two teams facing off in the finals. (THE FREEMAN)

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11-19-2010, 09:03 AM
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Milo Best hits Cebu
By Rommel C. Manlosa
Thursday, November 18, 2010

ALL the teams are in and two days before the games start, organizers of the Milo sponsored Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training (Best) are in town to plan how to make things better next year.

Led by its founder Nic Jorge, the organizers of the local eliminations of the Milo Best SBP Passerelle twin tournaments met at the Golden Valley Hotel yesterday to plan for next year’s events.

Best, which has been running for 25 years, has basketball icons James Yap.

It will also hold its national finals at the University of San Carlos this weekend.

“Best has continued to produce young talents. The likes of James Yap, UAAP MVP Ryan Roose Garcia of FEU and Gilas Pilipinas’ JV Casio, Mark Barroca and Chris Tiu are among the talents honed and produced by the Best Center. And I hope, we can continue to produce more,” said Jorge.

On Saturday, the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu teams will vie for the national titles in the SBP and Paseserelle division.

The Ateneo de Cebu SBP will try to unseat three-time defending champion Ateneo de Manila. The Magis Eagles will also face Mindanao champion Ateneo de Davao of Mindanao and Don Bosco Pampanga, the Luzon champion.

In the Paserelle division, SHS-AdC will try to win the title against NCR champion Xavier School of San Juan City, Luzon champion International School for Better Beginners of Lucena City and Mindanao’s Claret School of Zamboanga City.

The last time Cebu hosted the national finals was in 2003 at the Cebu Coliseum.

The teams will play a single round robin elimination and the top two will play for the title.

“It’s not the championship that counts but it’s the games and the experience that these kids get by playing in the national finals,” added Jorge.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on November 19, 2010.

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11-22-2010, 09:03 AM
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‘Best of the best’
By Edri K. Aznar
Sunday, November 21, 2010

THE Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) Passerelle squad captured its first crown in the Milo Best SBP Passerelle Twin Tournaments after routing Xavier University (XU), 102-53, at the University of San Carlos Main gym yesterday.

Renzar Asilom, Adven Diputado and Julius Cadavis carried the offensive load for the SHS-AdC Magis Eagles, as they took advantage of the lack of manpower of XU.

Asilom scored 17, while Diputado and Cadavis had 15 points apiece.

SHS-AdC started strong and built a 12-point lead at the end of the first quarter, 32-20. The second quarter was no different as the second five proved too hot to handle for the visiting XU, which was forced to play with four players in the second and third quarters.

Under Milo Best rules, a different starting five must play in the first three quarters. And since XU only had 13 players in the roster, they were forced to play one man short starting in the second quarter, which resulted to a 61-34 half-time lead for the Eagles.

The Eagles had a three-minute scoring drought and a lot of turnovers in the third quarter but having a complete lineup allowed them to outscore the visitors, 24-15, for an 85-49 lead.

In the fourth quarter, when the coach can field any one he wants, SHS-AdC kept up the pressure, opening a 15-0 run to stretch the gap to 100-49.

Kyles Lao scored 18 points for XU, while Jarrell Lim and Gian Carlo Go added seven points each.

In the SBP division, Ateneo de Manila University took home its fourth straight after a 61-51 rout over Ateneo de Davao.

SHS-Ateneo de Cebu took home the third place honors in the SBP category with an imposing 61-25 win over Don Bosco Academy Pampanga, while Claret School Zamboanga won in the Passerelle division after a 71-66 overtime victory over International School for Better Beginnings-Lucena.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on November 22, 2010.

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11-22-2010, 09:27 AM
CHAMPS AT LAST
SHS-AdC finally bags National Passerelle crown of Milo Best
By Jonas Panerio
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 07:27:00 11/22/2010

As the saying goes, the third time is the charm. This the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) Magis Eagles proved as their Passerelle squad captured their first ever national crown by defeating the Xavier School, 102-53, in the title game of the 2010 BEST Center Twin Tournament National Finals yesterday at the packed University of San Carlos (USC) gym.

After two failed attempts which culminated in a disappointing third place finish in the same tournament last year in Baguio, the Magis Eagles finally came of age yesterday with a performance so dominating that they swept all their games by an average margin of 49 points.

The game's outcome was heralded in the first period by the trio of Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) Mythical Five member Jess Adven Diputado, Ray Abbu and Jarek Mercado, who combined for 26 of their 32 points in that stretch, for a 32-20 lead. Diputado, who is being courted by powerhouse schools San Beda and Far Eastern University (FEU), had 11 of his 15 markers there.

Reprieve was not on the menu for the embattled boys from Xavier, who played with just a 13-man lineup that pushed them to field in just four players each in the second and third periods.

In the second, the Magis Eagles swooped in for the kill behind the efforts of Julius Cadavis and Jr. NBA RP Team member Henry Asilum, the latter getting 11 and the former adding 10 that gave them a whopping 61-34 lead at halftime.

Xavier showed life in the ensuing canto in spite of their meager numbers as they held SHS-AdC scoreless for 3:20 while scoring six points for themselves to cut the deficit down to 22, 39-61.

However, it was just a matter of time before SHS-AdC's other star, Adrian Muller, got going and the burly forward responded with six points in an 11-0 run that buried their opponents even further, 76-44, en route to the easy win

Asilum ended up with 17 markers to lead the Magis Eagles while Cadavis and Abbu added 15 and 11 markers, respectively.

Kyle Lao paced the runners-up with 18 markers, all of which were scored in the first 10 minutes of play.

SHS-AdC's Small Basketeers of the Philippines (SBP) squad settled for third place with a 61-25 drubbing of Don Bosco Academy.

Ateneo de Manila University annexed their fourth straight title in the SBP class by defeating sister school, Ateneo de Davao, 61-51, in the championship game.

Third place in the Passerelle division was taken by Claret School after they drubbed the International School for Better Beginnings, 71-66.

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11-29-2010, 09:01 AM
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National Champions
BLEACHER TALK By Rico Navarro (The Freeman) Updated November 28, 2010 12:00

National champions. It always has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? More so if it’s a champion team out of Cebu. It isn’t too often that a national champion team comes out of Cebu, especially in the age group segment, but last weekend was a good one for Cebu. Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu won the national championship of the Passerelle division of the Milo-backed BEST SBP/Passerelle Twin Basketball Tournaments which was played here at the University of San Carlos (USC) Main Gym.

While the Magis Eagles practically walked over the competition composed of the different regional champions in Xavier School of San Juan (National Capital Region), International School for Better Beginnings of Lucena (Luzon) and Claret School of Zamboanga (Mindanao), not many people know that this was a product of a long term program that started around seven years ago. These seven years brought with it a lot of painful moments, sacrifices and little victories along the way. Looking back at how this championship was built is a case study for all basketball programs to consider.

It all started with getting a group of Grade 4 students to start playing basketball. The SHS-AdC coaches led by Rommel Rasmo, and parents at that time had to literally drag the kids to the basketball court to have them try out for the team. These kids were more interested in playing with their toys and high tech gadgets at that time. Basketball was farthest from their minds. But somehow, a team was formed. Looking back now, this same team became the backbone of the current champion team. The likes of Adrian Muller, Reggie Abbu, Aaron Sing, RG Araw-araw, Patrick Go, Kiefer Lim, Bo Fernando, Dandan Tecson, Dave Yu, Alex Lim, Bro Catan and Jarek Mercado were out there learning to play together as a single unit. This team won their first big championship in 2007 when they won the SBP division championship of the Milo BEST Cebu Tournament and later the Visayas regional championship. They placed second to Ateneo de Manila in the national finals, a big achievement coming after three years of playing as a team. This illustrated that a national championship was possible.

Already beyond the 9-12 year old age limit for the SBP division, the team ventured into the Passerelle division for players between 13-15 years old. They won the Cebu championship in 2008 and later the Visayas championship anew. Sensing that the core group of players wouldn’t be sufficient to make it all the way to a national championship, players were brought in to fill in the gaps. In came Daryl Nazareno, Kris Porter, Bradley Bacaltos, Rebreb Diputado, Julius Cadavis in 2008-2009, and later Henry Asilum, Dawn Hynric Ochea and Jair Igna in 2010. On it was to the national finals where another runner-up finish was the result, topped by a humiliating loss 40-point to La Salle Greenhills in the championship game. But that wasn’t it. SHS-AdC won another Cebu and Visayas sweep in 2009, but suffered not one, but two heart-breaking losses in the national finals. The first was an overtime loss to Xavier University highlighted by a foul called on a SHS-AdC on a player attempting a triple with no time left on the clock. The Xavier player made all three free throws to send the game to OT, and they went on to win the game. The other tough loss was to champion La Salle Greenhills. SHS-AdC was in the driver’s seat in the fourth period, only to fall to the persistence and experience of the defending champions. The result was a third place in the national finals. Although they slipped to third in 2009, many believed that they actually played better compared to 2008, and were ripe for something bigger in 2010.

This set the stage for 2010. First came the official announcement in the summer that Cebu would host the national finals. Although this was already set as early as January of 2010, Milo and BEST delayed the announcement. Nothing would be sweeter than winning at home.

Then came the elevated level of intense preparations, a continuation from the previous six years. In January 2010, the team played as a unit in the Cebu Youth Basketball League (CYBL), in an age group one year above their ages. A runner-up finish to USC South was the result, and the coaching staff was more than pleased, knowing that they were playing below the age limit. The summer of 2010 was spent for off-season conditioning training and a barnstorming of Manila’s top Passerelle schools. Lopsided losses to San Beda, Ateneo and Xavier were part of the trip, but this came as part of the territory. There was a purpose behind all these that would be seen somewhere down the road.

The result? An undefeated run. Six straight wins in the Cebu tournament. Four wins in the Visayas Regionals and three straight wins in the national finals, with all wins coming by way of double digit margins. Can this be repeated? Tough, but there’s another task on hand. SHS-AdC must now maintain this pace if it wants to remain on top.

National champions.

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THE 28th season of the MILO BEST Center’s Small Basketeers Philippines (SBP) and Passerelle twin tournaments opens this Sunday (July 14) at Xavier School in San Juan City. A total of 600 aspiring cagers from 40 school teams are expected to give it their all in the three-month tournament. READ MORE (http://servssports.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/milo-sbp-passerelle-opens-july-14/).