Summer hoops basketball tourney starts April 24

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Thursday, April 24, 2014


A FOUR-DAY Summer Hoops-The Fr. President’s Cup started April 24 at the University of San Agustin (USA) in Iloilo City gymnasium with main stars Ateneo Blue Eagles versus De La Salle-College of St. Benilde players after a skirmish between the players of USA against Sara Warriors.

Sports coordinator Ruding Villaruz said the summer hoops will also be played on April 26, 26 and championship games on April 27 in the same venue. The playoff is in honor of Agustinian priest-educators at the university presently headed by university president Fr. Rector Frederick Comendador.

The game schedule includes April 25 at 5:50 p.m. between Ateneo and USA and at 7 p.m. between de LaSalle-CSB and Sara Warriors. April 26 will be at 5 p.m. between De La Salle-CSB and USA and 6:30 p.m. between Ateneo and Sara.

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April 27 will be a Battle for Third at 1:00PM and championship game at 2:30 p.m.

Villaruz said the games sponsors are the city government of Iloilo and its Youth and Sports Development Office, Ateneo de Manila, De La Salle CSB, Sara Warriors and USA.

Ateneo has five Ilonggo star players including the Ravena brothers of Mandurriao district while De La Salle has four Ilonggo players including top basketeer Paulo Taha of San Miguel, Iloilo. Ateneo was a UAAP champion and La Salle is the current NCAA champion.

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