TOP basketball teams in Cagayan de Oro City from public and private schools will duel it out in the championship round of the LGU-DepEd Grassroots Developmental Basketball Tournament on Saturday, February 22, at the City Hall quadrangles of Cagayan de Oro.
Batang Pinoy national champions Corpus Christi ladies will face Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School (MOGCHS) at 12:30 p.m. for the secondary girls crown.
Mayor Oscar Moreno's team will play with DepEd CDO 40 above ballclub in an exhibition game before the 3:15 p.m. title showdown for the Under-12 category between City Central School and Corpus Christi Grade School.
Capping the day is the secondary boys final, pitting MOGCHS Cavaliers against the Assumption Montessori School (AMS) Jaguars at 4:30 p.m.
"Exciting ang tanan nga pairings kay timing ang mga top teams sa public ug private schools gyod ang nag-abot. Being the reigning Batang Pinoy national champions, medyo pressure ang mga bata ni coach Catrina June Pong-Biongcog sa Corpus Christi sa ilang challenge kontra MOGCHS," said tournament director Raul Fuentes.
All games for third place will be played on Saturday morning, featuring West City Central School against East City Central School (Under-12), Merry Child School versus CDO-NHS City High (Under-17) and Villanueva NHS opposite Indahag NHS (secondary girls).
Meanwhile, the semifinal crossover matches of the 4th Season CDOC Inter-Public Schools Basketball Championships will be slated Sunday, February 23, at West City Central School's covered courts.
Starting at 12 p.m., MOGCHS will take on Pilgrim, and Corpus Christi will clash with Indahag NHS in the secondary girls level.
It will be followed by City Central and Kauswagan Central School's match-up in elementary and Tablon NHS and MOGCHS' face-off in the Under-17 bracket.