National Juniors caging in Baguio

Posted by Online on Jan 18th, 2012

Manila, Philippines – The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas will stage its annual National Juniors Championship slated Jan. 22-28 in Baguio City.

Deputy executive director Bernie Atienza said in yesterday’s PSA Forum at Shakey’s UN Avenue that 10 teams will participate in the men’s division and five others in the women’s division of this U-16 tourney.

Competing in the men’ s side are University of Santo Tomas and St. Clare College, host University of Baguio, La Union College of Nursing, Arts and Sciences, St. Bridget School of Batangas and St. Louis of Sorsogon.

Southern teams are also participating in powerhouse University of the Visayas, Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori School, Holy Child School and Claret School.

Teams are bracketed in two groups with each of the top two teams advancing the crossover semifinals.

St. Clare, St. Louis of Baguio, a team from Dagupan, Pangasinan, Sta. Isabel of Bicol and Assumption College from Davao are the squads vying for the women’s division crown.

The SBP is holding this tournament for the third time. The first staging was held in Cebu City in Jan. 2010 before staging the second installment of the event on Dec. 2010 in Iloilo City. (Jonas Terrado)

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