BERKELEY School of Baguio and Holy Angel University of Pampanga complete the cast of the Small Basketeers Philippines and Passerelle twin national championships after topping their respective divisions recently in the Luzon Regional Finals in Baguio City.
Berkeley School will join Visayas champion Ateneo de Iloilo, Mindanao titlist Ateneo de Davao and National Capital Region (NCR) representative La Salle-Greenhills in vying for the national SBP crown in this tournament organized by the BEST Center (Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training Center) and long supported by Milo.
Holy Angel, meanwhile, will represent Luzon in the national Passerelle Finals against Visayas qualifier Sun Yat Sen School of Iloilo, Mindanao champion Ateneo de Davao, and NCR representative Adamson University.
Runners up to Berkeley School were International School for Better Beginnings (Lucena), Don Bosco Academy (Pampanga), and Wonderland School (Dagupan).
Urdaneta City National High School, St. Louis University (Baguio), and International School for Better Beginnings (Lucena) placed next in that order to Holy Angel U in Paserelle.
Andrei Caracut, the UAAP Rookie of the Year from De La Salle, graced the Baguio tournament where he cheered on the players from Lucena, where he got his first taste of formal basketball through the BEST Center clinics.