WMSU, Claret top 2013 Best Center Twin tourneys PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:58

The Western Mindanao State University Crimson five scored a breakthrough by scoring a lopsided 77-48 win over Claret School and crown themselves SBP champions for 2013 in the Best Center Twin SBP-Passerelle Basketball Tournament over the weekend at the Claret School Gymnasium in San Jose.

The win by the Crimsons denied Claret School a double, as the Passerelle squad of the Red Roosters made short work of perennial power Southern City Colleges 73-59 to take the other crown up for grabs.

The annual tournament has brought this year a total of nine school squads in the SBP category and a record 12 teams to this year’s Passerelle competitions, Commissioner and SBP Area head Pedro Alfaro Jr.

Entered in this year’s SBP tourney were teams from Claret School of Zamboanga, Zamboanga Chong Hua School, Avalokitesvara School, Bethany Learning Center, and Zion Evangelical School in Group SBP-A, while teams from Pilar College, Saint Joseph School, Ferndale International School and Western Mindanao State University in SBP-B.

In the Passerelle Divisions, answering the opening gun in Group A were teams from Claret School of Zamboanga, Saint Joseph School, Ferndale International School, Zamboanga City High School-Main, Avalokitesvara School, and Pilar College while in Group B were squads from Southern City Colleges, J-Jireh School, Western Mindanao State University, Zion Evangelical School, Chong Hua School and Bethany Learning Center.

Technical Touney Commissioner Joel Quintanes disclosed both Claret and WMSU earned the rights to represent the city into the national finals at a date and venue to be announced later.

League Commissioner Alfaro expressed deep gratitude to the schools, parents and coaches for the support they have shown to the tournament that has been holding tournaments in the city under the Best Center for over 20 years now.

Best Center is a scientific basketball skills development program nationwide launched by its founder former national coach Nic Jorge. — ELDBaños