UB eyes title retention in 14 events

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Monday, August 25, 2014


UNIVERSITY of Baguio is set to defend seven of the 14 crowns it won last year when the first phase of the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League season 28 opens August 30.

Running away with 14 gold, four silver, and five bronze medals during the 27th season, the UB Cardinals is once again poised to reclaim supremacy in the 10 school conclave.

UB will seek to display sheer dominance in the centrepiece tournament defending the men’s basketball title after toppling the University of Cordilleras Jaguars in their hunt for a three-peat last year.

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The Cardinals reclaimed the men’s basketball crown owning the title for the 22nd time in the league’s 28-year existence.

The UB men and women’s chess teams are also seeking another dominating performance, while the women’s archery team once again shoots for top with the men’s team eyeing to duplicate their counterpart in this year’s joust.

Meanwhile, the men’s and women’s table tennis squads are also seeking another title retention bid while the women’s swimming team seeks another title.

“We will try to retain and at least add more title this season,” said UB athletic director Ed Laureano.

Meanwhile, Saint Louis University will play as spoilers for UB as it guns for another shot at the title in women’s basketball, women’s badminton, and men’s swimming.

The UC Jaguars on the other hand will seek its 16th crown in sepak takraw and a return to the finals in men’s archery and badminton events.

UB lorded the first phase closing last year with an 8-1-3 gold-silver-bronze medal haul while SLU Navigators had 4-7-4, and UC with 3-7-3.

Earlier, the executive committee of BBEAL season 28 announced its opening rites be held at the Cordillera Career Development College.

Other members of the ten-school conclave are Baguio Central University, Philippine Military Academy, Pines City College Inc., University of the Philippines-Baguio, and Benguet State University.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on August 26, 2014.

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