Navigators unbeaten

DAVAO. Mats College of Technology Navigators player Clyve Gloria shoots against Agro-Industrial Foundation College of the Philippines Sailors defender in a Philippine Collegiate Champions' League Escandor Cup Mindanao Finals game held Monday evening, February 3, at Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center. (Photo from Escandor Cup Facebook page)

THE Mats College of Technology stayed unbeaten after two outings at the start of the Philippine Collegiate Champions' League (PCCL) Escandor Cup Mindanao Finals held at Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center Monday, February 3.

The Navigators sank 2019 Corporate Sponsors League (CSL) Escandor Cup Davao champion Agro-Industrial Foundation College Sailors via a 98-95 upset victory in the evening.

Mats' win came on the heels of a rousing 96-73 win over visiting STI Cagayan de Oro in the morning.

Thus, the Navigators led the team standings on opening day with a 2-0 win-loss card of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP)-sanctioned cagefest.

In other games, the Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC) Crusaders tamed the Universidad de Zamboanga Wildcats, 79-72, while the Holy Trinity College (HTC) of General Santos City came from behind to demolish the Crusaders, 90-87.

The 1-0 HTC trailed Mats in the team standings followed by 1-1 HDCDC in third. AIFCP, Universidad de Zamboanga and STI Cagayan de Oro shared the bottom with 0-1 record.

HTC was aiming to grab its second triumph against cellar dweller Universidad de Zamboanga in a game that set to play as of Tuesday, February 4. The main match pitted STI Cagayan de Oro against AIFCP Sailors at 6:30 p.m.

The PCCL Mindanao Finals champion will advance to the PCCL Visayas-Mindanao Finals, which serves as qualifying for the PCCL National Finals.

SBP regional director Glenn Escandor is hosting the PCCL Mindanao Finals with SBP 11 operations head Ronel Leuterio.


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