Councilor Mas, sets 2nd SK summer league PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 May 2012 14:02

The Sangguniang Kabataan Federation headed by Councilor Joanna Mari D. Mas has slated the second inter-barangay summer league this month.

The tournament, which will start on Saturday, May 12, is expected to draw more crowds from the basketball enthusiasts following the sign up of 17 teams, 10 and 7 teams from District 1 and 2 respectively.

The opening of the league will be held at the Zamboanga City Coliseum on Saturday and Sunday, May 12-13, 2012.

The participating barangays are: (District 1) Pasonanca, Sta. Maria, Tumaga, Zone 2, Sta. Barbara, Sto. Niño, Baliwasan, Campo Islam, West Coast Selection, (District 2) Tetuan, Tugbungan, Putik, Lunzuran, Divisoria, Zambowood and Near East Selections. The teams will have to beat Tumaga team, the defending champion of the first Summer League.

Mas said the tournament is set to promote “friendship, sportsmanship and physical fitness” among the youths.

Each team in each district shall play against each other in a single round robin format.  The top two teams in each districts will qualify for the district finals in a knock out game. The winners of district 1 and 2 will meet in a finals for the championship game.

The league has set that players must be 19 years old and below with maximum 15 players. Each team shall be fitted with a uniform for proper identification of the barangay or cluster they are representing.

The technical committee will expect the teams to be at the playing venue at least 30 minutes before the scheduled game.

Mas said, the technical committee and organizer may eject or suspect player/s or coaches who show unsportsmanlike conduct during the game.  Aside from the guidelines, which were sent to respective teams, the technical committee shall refer to FIBA Rules of 2010, she stressed.

The eliminations will be held at Sta. Maria and Pasonanca covered courts, and the cross over to championship will be held at the city coliseum. — BP