THE Rizal Memorial Colleges (RMC) Bulldogs and Davao Christian High School (DCHS) drew first blood at the start of the RMC Davao’s Pride Basketball League (DPBL) Season 3 at the RMC Petro Gazz Arena recently.
RMC defeated Davao Jones Academy, 93-85, behind Dave Bragat’s 27 points and 14 rebounds in the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP)-sanctioned league. Both teams are entered in the competitors’ division.
The Philippine Academy of Sakya also entered the winning column after eking out a rousing 70-59 victory over Tagum City National High School in another competitors game.
Kurt Magbanua poured in 23 points on top of his 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block to be hailed best player of the game.
In the rising category, Davao Christian High School edge San Pedro College (SPC), 53- 49. Duncan Tan lifted DCHS with game-high 27 markers.
The five-division cagefest, organized by Basketball Avenue and supported by the Department of Education and Philippine Sports Commission, drew a total of 66 teams. (MLSA)