UM heavy favorite in women's caging

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Friday, May 23, 2014


MULTI-TITLED University of Mindanao (UM) women dribblers are heavy favorites when the Davao City Summer Sports for Peace Festival Collegiate Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament kicks off alongside the collegiate volleyball competition at 9 a.m. Saturday at the University of Mindanao (UM) Matina Gym.

The 2014 Private Schools Athletic Association (Prisaa) National Games women's basketball silver medalist UM will play against Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC), Rizal Memorial Colleges (RMC) and John Paul II College of Davao (JPCIID) in the single elimination format women's cagefest.

UM women's basketball head coach Crisanthemum "Ining" Sarabia, in a phone conversation with Sun.Star Davao Thursday, said her team is raring to play again in their first tournament since the Prisaa nationals was held last month at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum City.

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"Wala pami kabalo sa among mga kadula pero andam man pirmi ang mga bata (We still don't know which teams we will be playing against but the girls are ready)," Sarabia said.

In the men's side, HCDC, RMC, Jose Maria College (JMC), Davao Merchant Marine Academy (DMMA) and Ateneo de Davao University entered in bracket A while Agro-Industrial Foundation College of the Philippines (AIFCP), JPCIID, University of the Immaculate Conception and Philippine Women's College (PWC) composed bracket B.

Seeing action in volleyball are PWC, DMMA, ADDU, HCDC and UM in men's and women's categories.

Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO) officer-in-charge William “Butch” Ramirez will give a short message while UM athletic director Joaquin “Boy” Sarabia will welcome participants.

The collegiate basketball and volleyball events are among the highlights of the Davao City Summer Sports for Peace Festival backed up by the city government of Davao through the SDD-CMO and City Tourism Office.

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

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