Agro Sailors draw first blood, UM Cardinals stay unbeaten

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Friday, January 24, 2014


THE Agro-Industrial Foundation College of the Philippines (AIFCP) Sailors drew first blood while the University of Mindanao (UM) Cardinals kept its unbeaten slate as the 2014 Davao City Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa) Meet basketball competition resumed at the UM Matina Gym on Thursday.

Highly-touted Agro Sailors sank STI College, 103-53, to enter the men's Group A winning column while STI absorbed its third straight loss to slump in the team standings of the single elimination group stage.

STI also lost to the Rizal Memorial Colleges (RMC) Bulldogs, 74-90, and DMMA College of Southern Philippines (DMMACSP), 75-103, in recent games.

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The Jose Maria Colleges (JMC) Kings led Group A with a clean 2-0, win-loss card followed by 1-0 Agro, 1-1 RMC, 1-1 DMMACSP and 0-3 STI.

In the women's division, the UM Cardinals grabbed its second straight win by whipping RMC Lady Bulldogs, 86-38, in the curtain raiser.

Coached by veteran Crisanthemum "Ining" Sarabia, UM Cardinals paced the league with a 2-0 mark while Emar Human and Environmental College had 1-1 and RMC with 0-2.

The UM Wildcats were playing Mats College of Technology in men's Group B as of yesterday presstime. Thursday night's main game pitted the JMC Kings against the Agro Sailors in Group A.

The Wilson de Dios-coached Wildcats currently topped Group B with a 2-0 record while 2-1 University of the Immaculate Conception (UIC) was at second. Davao Doctors College and Mats each toted 1-1 card in the cagefest that serves as qualifying for the Southern Mindanao Prisaa Meet slated Feb. 21 to 23 at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex in Tagum City.

Games resume today pitting RMC against Agro at 4 p.m. and UM against DDC at 5:30 p.m.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 24, 2014.

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