UC High scores eight, Berkeley unbeaten-A A +A
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
UNIVERSITY of the Cordilleras High School stayed on course for a High School division crown while Berkeley remained unbeaten in the elementary division as the elimination round of the YMCA Basketball Tournament draws to a near.
The baby Jaguars toppled Pine Montessori School, 98-86 for their eighth win in nine games with Robert Castro firing 28 points leading the charge Mark Daniel NgFung chipping in 14 points to lead UC.
PMS started strong in the ball game and enjoyed a 13 point edge at the close of the opening canto, 15-28.
UC then roared back to life to steal the ball game despite a solid performance by PMS’ stalwart Daniel Tabangcura, who had a game high of 31 points and drawing support from the 19 points of James Castro who suffered their fifth loss in eight games.
Berkeley meanwhile extended their winning streak to seven with an emphatic 52-26 win over a hapless Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Montessori who fell to 5-3 to stop atop the elementary division.
“Being on top is a manifestation of the long years of hard work put in by the players. This is not possible without the parents who unendingly bring their children to practices and who believe in the Berkeley Basketball Program even though we’re on a losing end before. With the strong support from the administration, sound basketball program and pure commitment from the parents, and despite the limited talent pool we remain to be competitive,” said Coach Russ Go of Berkeley who enjoys a possible twice to beat edge come semis.
Berkeley High School also handed Baguio City Science Foundation their seventh loss with a 91-42 count for their fifth win that includes two loss.
Earlier, Mabini Elementary School had a landslide victory over winless PRISM, 73 – 15, for their fifth win in seven games.
Mary Immaculate School edged Puguis Elementary School, 60 – 34, securing their fourth win in eight games as Puguis took its sixth loss in eight games. (Jayza Almira Labis/UB Intern)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 04, 2013.