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    Re: SBP-Passerelle

    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)

  2. #142

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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.

  3. #143

    Re: SBP-Passerelle

    ‘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.

  4. #144

    Re: SBP-Passerelle

    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.

  5. #145

    Re: SBP-Passerelle

    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.

  6. #146

    28th MILO BEST SBP-Passerelle

    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.

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