Wednesday, October 21, 2009

back to back regional champions

we made it as back to back regional champions in the sbp tournament of the best center over the weekend in tuna city, general santos.  the boys carved out a masterful game in beating xavier university cagayan in the championship game.  the xu team were very good in containing the best of our players for every quarter but they couldn't contain the rest of the team and in the final canto, we blitzed them, en route to another title conquest in the mindanao region.
kudos to the players, parents and supporters.
animo baby blue knights....on to the national finals we march again.

sidenote: we will be adding a new one to our family...wifey is pregnant with our second child.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

national championship

we finally nailed a big one. in the first 3 on 3 national finals sponsored by growee, we emerged as its first national champions besting three other schools from manila, cebu and cagayan de oro city.  we have been playing since saturday and sunday was the culmination of all the hard work of the players.

prior to the national championships, all the teams fielded sweeped the 1st to 3rd places.  in the national finals, ateneo team a bannered by our team captain, jair igna, tsutumo tateishi, jeucharist binoya and co-captain vernon bonleon, bested the team from cebu, usc north campus via free throw shoot out.  final tally, 12-11.

it was a total team effort by the boys to withstand exhaustion from two days of basketball and emerge as the national champions.  jair was the local and national mvp of the tournament and i got the recognition as the best coach in the local leg and the national finals.

recognition goes out also to the other ateneo teams who competed and bested their local counterparts.  and to my co-coaches, frankie and henry.  we did this together and i share the recognition with you.

our sbp team will be going with our passerelle counterparts from the highschool in the regional finals.  we bagged the local sbp championships already. 
goodluck to the college blue knights as they try to get the regional championships of the pccl.
this has been a very busy year of basketball for the university and we all hope to add to our growing collection of championships for the year.
go blue knights!