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    Re: Cebu: BEST Center SBP/Passerelle Twin Tournament

    Hi Thadz: The USC North team is different from the CESAFI juniors sqaud. Note that the age cut-off for Passerelle is 12-14 years old: boys born 93-54-95.

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    i see, thanks
    Cebu will be a stronger power in basketball very soon...
    Sulong Sri Vijaya!

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    SHSJ Wins Milo BEST Visayas Finals

    Bacolod City – The Sacred Heart School Jesuit (SHSJ) defeated Ateneo de Iloilo, 72-66 Sunday to win the Passerelle championship of the Visayas Regional Finals of the BEST Center SBP/Passerelle twin basketball tournament sponsored by Milo held at the West Negros University Gym.

    But it didn’t come easy as the Eagles blew hot then cold, overcoming an Ateneo end-game rally to bag its first ever Visayas championship in the Passerelle division. The Eagles leaned on a quick start to control the game, taking the first quarter 22-13, behind the hot shooting of Daryl Nazareno. Ateneo cut the lead down to 39-31 at the half and then slowly chipped away to close the gap at 52-47 after three quarters.

    SHSJ managed to pad the lead up to 58-51 early in the fourth period but Ateneo replied with a 11-4 run that tied the game at 62-all with 3:36 left. Ateneo capped its rally by taking a two-point lead at 66-64 with 2:19 left. SHSJ then scored six unanswered points behind Borgy de la Cruz who tied the game at 66-all before Jerry Jan Seno scored four straight points from the baseline to give SHSJ a 70-66 lead with 54.6 seconds left. Ateneo missed a three-point attempt on its next possession before Adrian Muller scored from point blank thanks to a nifty drop pass from a slashing Nazareno for the final tally. The Eagles went sprawling to the floor at the sound of the buzzer, officially winning SHSJ’s first ever Visayas Milo BEST Passerelle championship, a feat that eluded them last year. “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 said in jubilation.

    Seno and Nazareno had 12 points apiece to lead a balanced SHJS attack. De la Cruz added 10, six of these coming in the end-game. Jon Richie Villaruz led Ateneo de Iloilo with 20 points while Steven Ong added 12. SHSJ will represent the Visayas in the national finals of the tournament which will be held November 21-22 in Iloilo City. They will face Don Bosco Pampanga, La Salle Greenhills and Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori of Cagayan de Oro.

    The University of San Carlos North Campus (USC NC), Cebu’s representative in the SBP division, overcame its two heart-breaking losses in the elimination round by trashing Filamer Christian College of Roxas, 72-21, in the battle for third place. USC basketball program consultant Mike Reyes said that while USC NC had earlier lost close games to eventual Visayas SBP champion Bacolod Tay Tung School and Ateneo de Iloilo, they went home with a lot of experience.

    “This trip is good for the boys as this is USC North’s first trip to the Visayas Finals. The experience for them is tremendous and they will surely remember this to be an important chapter of their basketball lives,” Reyes said.

    How they scored:

    SHSJ (72) – Seno 12, Nazareno 12, B. de la Cruz 10, Porter 6, Muller 6, Yu 5, Mangubat 4, Tecson 4, Branzuela 4, J. De la Cruz 4, Abbu 2, Zozobrado 2, Evono 1.
    Ateneo de Iloilo (66) – J. Villaruz 20, Ong 12, Lopez 4, Aposaga 4, B. Villaruz 3, Coo 3, De Leon 3, Tagamolila 3, De los Santos 2, Denila 2.
    Quarterscores: 22-13, 39-31, 52-47, 72-66.

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    Milo BEST Launches Summer Clinics

    The Milo-sponsored BEST (Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training) basketball clinic makes its annual trip to Cebu this summer with two runs to be held on separate dates. This was announced by BEST Cebu Tournament and Clinic Director Rico Navarro.

    The first run will be from March 30-April 4 at the Capitol Parish Gym. The second run will be held from May 18-23. “We decided to have two runs of the clinic so as to give Cebuanos as many chances as possible to enroll in the clinic,” BEST Cebu Coordinator Rico Navarro said.

    The BEST Center program is divided into four levels. Level 1 focuses in dribbling and ballhandling fundamentals. Level 2 focuses on shooting. Level 3 is on individual defense while Level 4 is for individual offense. The clinic hours will 8am-12 pm or 1-5pm, depending on the Level in which one is enrolled. All students start at Level 1 and move up at each succeeding clinic.

    The pioneering BEST Center , which was founded 31 years ago, is one of the country’s longest running basketball clinics that was started by Coach Nic Jorge. It is the pioneer in using the scientific methods of training, and has produced thousands of graduates since it started. Among its graduates include current basketball stars like Enrico Villanueva, Larry Fonacier, Joseph Yeo, Paolo Mendoza, Renren Ritualo and TY Tang, and former PBA stars Benjie Paras and Jun Limpot.

    BEST is also the organizer of the annual SBP/Passerelle twin basketball tournaments, the most successful and followed basketball tournament for the youth with a nationwide scope. For more information about the Milo BEST clinics, one can contact 516-9036, 0918-939-4846 or 0923-342-8193 or send an email to

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    Milo BEST: All Basics

    The Basketball Efficiency Scientific Training (BEST) Center has been around for 31 years, and it has been at the forefront of doing the most basic of basketball teaching: sticking to the basics. This is the primary content of the Milo-sponsored BEST Center basketball clinics that have become an institution in Philippine basketball.

    “We teach the fundamentals, lahat ng klaseng fundamentals ng basketball — that’s our philosophy, dahil sabi nila, basketball is just a series of fundamentals,” said Nic, who was inspired to bring the concept of basketball clinics to the Philippines 31 years ago when budding players at that time had no formal training in the sport.

    The BEST Center program is divided into four levels. Level 1 focuses on dribbling and ballhandling fundamentals. Level 2 is focused on the basics of shooting. Level 3 is on Individual Defense while Level 4 is on Individual Offense. Every student who enrolls in the BEST Center starts with Level 1 and moves up at every succeeding clinic.

    The Milo-sponsored Best Center clinic goes to back Cebu this year when it holds its two runs of its annual clinic at the Capitol Parish Gym. The first run will be from March 30-April 4 at the Capitol Parish Gym. The second run will be held from May 18-23.

    For more information about the clinic, one may contact telephone numbers 516-9036, 0918-939-4846, or 0923-342-8193. Interested students may also email their inquiries to

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    The Heat Starts Brewing for the 24th Season Milo Passerelle Championship

    The Heat Starts Brewing for the 24th Season Milo Passerelle Championship in GenSan

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- Everybody is upbeat on facing every opposition for the much coveted distinction as the basketball kings in Mindanao. Not one in Xavier University Junior Crusaders team has the fear of banging his body and showing his court smart against the best in Mindanao Basketball scene just to earn the ticket to represent the region to the 24th Season National Milo Passerelle Championship set to be held at Baguio City on November 21-22, 2009.

    This early after blasting into smithereens a long time rival, the Corpus Christi School, the team has undergone a Spartan-like training, including an entry to the city-wide qualifying round for the right to represent the area to the SBP National Juniors (19-under) Championships. The team reached the finals last night, October 10, 2009, and got a good showing from the mainstays who were all born in 1994. Jason Abao hauled a team-high 8 rebounds, and Anjo Galeon and Mark Malferrari collected 9 and 6 points, respectively. It was however a losing effort, but not when the game would somehow give them the added experience to win every game this weekend at the General Santos City Gym for the Milo Passerelle Mindanao Finals.

    The line-up is star-studded. Three are veterans of Tacloban City Palarong Pambansa, one is a stand-out at the Puerto Princesa Palarong Pambansa and six are National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) projects in Jeff Flores, Jason Abao, Mark Malferrari, Anjo Galeon, Neil Malagar and Kim Paza. The NBTC projects, except Malferrari and Galeon, were veterans of the 2007 Palarong Pambansa held at Koronadal City. Since the return of the annual National Games in 2007, Northern Mindanao is a perennial top 5 finisher in cage tourney.

    On Friday, the team and the XU Grade School SBP team will depart depart for Tuna City. Their hope to capture the crown is high.

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    CDO Passerelle reigns in Mindanao

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Xavier University of Cagayan de Oro emerges champion of the Milo-sponsored BEST Passerelle Mindanao Finals at this city on October 18, 2009, Sunday.

    The final score is 57-53, a pulsating finish because Ateneo de Davao, the contender to the crown, wins the 1st and 2nd quarter, 7-10 and 14-25, respectively.

    The Xavier cagers apply the intense full court pressure at the start of the 3rd period with its legitimate point guard Jeff Flores converting into baskets in as many steals he makes. The suffocating defense of Cagayan de Oro dribblers confuses the opposition—no solution to it and no defensive gem of its own. The end of the 10-minute period saw the XU quintet leading by a precarious 1 point, 38-37.

    The last period looks hopeful for both partisan fans at the bleachers, but not at the two teams' benches where Xavier has the advantage at its front-court and back-court. The 5-11 high-leaping power forward in Josephus Jason Abao is back and two more guards in Angelo Galeon and Neil Malagar are called to play to help Flores. It is evident that team Xavier wants to play a running game.

    The battle plan of Xavier's coaching staff pays off because right at the start of the 4th quarter, Ateneo commits four consecutive turn-overs. Ateneo is confused and its coach sues for time-out.

    An in-bound lob pass down to the big man at the mid-post solves the trouble for Ateneo, but it's momentary as another triple teaming on its prized court general wreaks havoc on its questionable offense and it couldn't defend an excellent play of the "Kings of Mindanao Basketball" where Flores slashes through the zone defense and drops the ball to a dependable No. 8 (Abao).

    Xavier beats Ateneo also in the rebounding department.

    When the buzzer sounds out, Xavier team jumps jubilantly. Some are in tears.

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    SHSJ, USC South win Milo BEST

    The Sacred Heart School Jesuit (SHSJ) and the University of San Carlos (USC) South Campus are this year’s champions of the Milo-backed BEST SBP/Passerelle Twin Tournament. SHSJ scored its third straight Passerelle division championship after overcoming USC North, 92-80. In the Small Basketeers Philippines division, USC South out seated defending champion USC North with a 56-46 win.

    Both wins however, didn’t come easy as both squads had to overcome mid-game rallies to bag their championships. In the Passerelle title game, SHSJ 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 SHSJ 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. SHSJ then retaliated with a mini rally to salvage the one-point lead entering the last period. It was all SHSJ 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 game between sister schools, USC South surprised the defending champs with a defensive game plan 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 SHSJ 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.

    Box scores:
    Passerelle Championship Game
    SHSJ (92) – Muller 19, Porter 12, Bacaltos 11, Diputado 10, Abbu 6, Go 6, Gabuya 6, Wahing 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 Championship Game
    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.

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    SHSJ is Visayas Passerelle Champion
    USC south is Runner-up to Ateneo de Iloilo in SBP

    Roxas City - Sacred Heart School-Jesuit (SHSJ) scored a back-to-back championship in the Visayas Regional Finals of the Milo-backed BEST SBP/Passerelle Twin Tournament 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 SHSJ enjoying a 47-34 lead. That’s when ICCHS decided to make a move. They outshot the Eagles in the third quarter to cut the SHSJ lead down to 64-55 after three periods. At one point, ICCHS got as close as five, 52-55 in the third period before SHSJ retaliated with its own counter rally. ICCHS banked on its momentum to repeatedly attach the interior SHSJ defense, cutting down the lead to 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 with a 7-2 run to cut the lead down to 75-81, with 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 inside defense of ICCHS 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.

    SHSJ 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, for the championship 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 33-32 lead. 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.

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