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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
IN THIS year’s Milo Best regional elimination finals that saw regular powerhouse Xavier University teams relegated to the backseat, Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori School and Corpus Christi came to renew their storied rivalries in the past.
And coming to the Macasandig covered court with so much pride and warring parents in great emotion adding tension in the double-header championship showdown, neither one of them had succeeded to come up with a sweeping finish.
It’s practically “two hearts breaking even “for today’s hottest squads in local inter-school hoopfest as the Sacred Heart Saints went on to capture Milo’s pasarelle division title via a morale-boosting 115-93 win and the Corpus Christi Knights pocketing the SBP (Small Basketeers) crown after a thrilling 65-57 victory.
“Sayang wala na sweep. Peldi `mi sa pasarelle kay wala nitunga among starting pointguard (Halasan),” said Pastor Richard Tangara, assistant to CCS secondary team head coach Hermogenes Anciado.
Sacred Heart’s pasarelle team , with grounded coach Boy Dacoco just lurking in a corner, got a combined 45 points from the threesome of Fabiaña, Cagang and Rodriguez as center-forward Glenn Gallardo joined in the fray dishing off an MVP performance to dominate the Knights in the final half action.
In the SBP side, there’s no denying the CCS toddlers nurtured by coaches Andy Calingin, Bobax Echalico and Carlo Dagalea from completing their unbeaten streak.
Butuan pride playmaker Joel Diomar Cagulangan, Jose Manual Sabandal and Matthew Du scattered 10, 15 and 6 points in each of the quarters they were fielded in then played alongside Paolo Calingin and Jose Anton Dagalea in the fourth and final quarter to provide Corpus Christi an endgame stability.
“Happy kaayo `mi nga nagbunga ra gyod among mga sakripisyo. Dako sab kaayong tabang ang support sa mga parents and school owner Dr. Alfonso del Fierro ug sa iyang anak (Sir Makoy). At least, naka-equal na `mi. Ilang coach Boy ang pasarelle amo sab ang SBP,” Echalico told Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro.
In the battle for third places, Xavier University of coach Manny Diaz defeated St. Mary’s School , 99-92 and 110-17 in pasarelle and SBP games, respectively. Both teams were also cited for the Milo Best’s sportsmanship awards.
“We made it to the top-four in both categories. Hopefully, maka finals na `mi next year,” said SMS coach Rene Ilogon.
It was a similar story also in the 1st PBESAA Meet basketball championships concluded the following day later (Sunday, Sept 30) at the Capitol ground. Sacred Heart lorded it over in the secondary division, while Corpus Christi held its ground in the elementary level. LLS
Sacred Heart 115—Fabiaña 20, Cagang 15, Rodriguez 10, Gallardo 8, Garcia 8, Rejas 8, Akut 6, Floirendo 6, Salcedo 4, Salcedo 4, Bontao 2, Casadio 2, Maagad 2, Olango 2, Ugman 1.
Corpus Christi 93—Tuban 19, Pabito 11, Villondo 8, Aparicio 8, Castillejos 6, Tuban 3, Lagbas 3.
Corpus Christi 65—Sabandal 21, Cagulangan 14, Du 14, Dagalea 8, Calingin 4, Guyano 2, Cui 0, Beja 0, Neri 0.
Sacred Heart 57—Garcia 15, Tagarda 10, Caterial 10, Dagalaan 7, Alvarado 4, Baltazar 4, Tejada 2, Guevara 2, Seno 2, Ojeda 1, Real 0, Besinga 0.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on October 03, 2012.