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North Luzon teams rule NBA 3-on-3 Philippines
by Harley F. Palangchao

HOOPS COUNTRY -- Teams from Northern Luzon, including those from Baguio, emerged as champions during the National Basketball 3-on-3 Philippines in Pasay recently with the audience treated with lots of action such as this one during the boys under-13 semifinals. -- Contributed photo

Baguio is home to best hoops teams too.

Baguio-based basketball teams led Northern Luzon in clinching the championship trophies in the National Baskteball Association 3X Philippines 2018 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on Aug. 26.

Northern Luzon dominated the annual three-on-three competition as teams that qualified in the Benguet eliminations on Aug. 11 and 12 emerged champions in four out of six divisions: boys under-13, girls under-13, boys under-16, and men’s open.

The Greyhounds of Baguio City composed of Rieken Espinosa, Dreyxius Castillo, Kyle Patrick Margarata, and Adam Floyd Darden defeated Metro Manila’s Team Palanan in the U-13 division while Balon Dagupan, a team of Pangasinan school girls composed of Regimay Castres, Rosemarie de los Santos, Jane de Vera, and Fionna Camange overcame HIMC Monarchs A of Holy Infant Montessori Caloocan for the girls U-13 crown.

Another team from the north, SLU A from St. Louis University composed of Jaudenes Parone, Dennis de Vera, Manson Lee Cerantes, and Francis Almazan dominated Braderhud in the boys U-16 category.

HIMC Monarchs 2 of Caloocan composed of John Dominic Geli, Jeth Monteleyola, Renzo David Apolonia, and Alfon Jazmin edged out the Caloocan Supremos C in the boys U-18 finals.

Also, two teams bested their toughest competition in the finals, with the young team from University of Luzon composed of Mario Angelito Torio, Reynald Ballesteros, Robert Caasi Jr., and Julius Tiburcio outlasting their physical match against Metro-Manila-based SAN-C.

Discovery Perlas composed of Joy Galicia, Angeli Gloriani, Ella Rodrigues, and Jhenn Angeles outplayed Team Fast Track.

In the AXA division, which showcased skilled athletes from the world’s largest and fastest-growing life insurance company, 2017 runner-up Go Elite composed of Edster Sy, Ronald Lim, Nicolo Chua, and Florante Salazar came out on top after beating the CL Warriors.

The NBA 3X weekend treated passionate Filipino fans to a competitive 3-on-3 tournament featuring men’s and women’s teams and authentic NBA entertainment.

Five-time NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway Sr. and NBA Champion Brian Scalabrine of the Boston Celtics engaged the fans and helped coach a basketball clinic for 20 kids from AXA, while the Detroit Pistons Extreme Team showcased their aerial dunks and acrobatic performances.

A total of 1,200 players, 456 from the Baguio eliminations, and 744 from the Metro Manila qualifiers, participated in this year’s NBA 3X preliminary tournaments.

 
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Baguio and Benguet ready to host Batang Pinoy 2018

Baguio multisports athletes conquer Pilipinas Duathlon

Banario confident of six straight wins

Wally joins all-female eminent Asian athletes

Baguio judokas ready for BP finals


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