SeaOil NBTC Zambo revs up for all-star game PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 December 2013 11:23

Zamboanga City with 12 secondary teams currently battling it out for supremacy in the 2013 SeaOil NBTC cagefest, vows to put up its best ever SeaOil NBTC All Star game local edition when the league founded by former top cager and mentor Eric Altamirano winds up its campaign early next year.

Altamirano who came over to Zamboanga last Thursday met with all the 12 participating coaches to discuss amendments introduce to make the all-star game more interesting, and grab better and more enthusiastic response from participants, their schools and coaches to pour in their all for a more successful staging of the game.

Altamirano was hosted by NBTC Commissioner for Zambo and SBP Area Head and Trustee Pedro Alfaro Jr. in the latter’s famed Alavar restaurant.

The SeaOil backed all-star game is a sidelight to its ongoing NBTC tournaments across 32 venues nationwide but is staged only in 6 key select sites to include Zamboanga, now hosting its 3rd edition of the all-stars.

The main focus is to vote in the best popular cagers in the ongoing tourney into the all-star games by way of ballots redeemable upon each P200 purchase of Seaoil products from its service station in the locality.

There are three service stations in the city by SeaOil which officially participates in the games.

Coach Altamirano explained this was the payback for SeaOil for its unstinting support and corporate sponsorship of the grassroots basketball league the past 5 years.

A single purchase of SeaOil Gasoline or other oil products entitles one a ballot where he or she can vote in a player into the all-star games.

The introduction this year of some innovations is expected to rev up more interest in the games.

A national all-star game will also be staged where those who qualify into this year’s local game can be selected to play in the national all-stars set for March next year.

Coaches have pledged all out support to the only annual nationwide basketball tournament that does not charge any fees for participating schools.

Meanwhile, Southern City Colleges, this year’s defending champion zoomed to their second straight victory with a 117-39 shellacking of Pilar Colleges to pace Group A with 2 wins.

Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School and Ferndale International School matched the bullpups streak as the two likewise scored their 2nd wins in a row.

Don Pablo made short work of Zion Evangelical School  63-47 while Ferndale International School bowled over Zamboanga Chong Hua School 89-48.

In the only other game, Zamboanga City High School- Main defeated Saint Joseph School 78-57 to even its mark at 1 win and one loss.

Games are played in the Mayor VitalianoAgan Memorial Stadium in Tetuan.

Alfaro is the franchise holder of the games here while Joel Quintanes is Games Coordinator and Ferdie Bernabe is technical committee head. — ELDB