Seven teams vie as Visayas regional finals of SBP-Passerelle meet fires off in Bacolod

SEVEN teams vie to join two Ateneo de Davao squads in the national finals of the SBP-Passerelle twin basketball tournaments when the Visayas Regional finals of the Best Center event sponsored by Milo fires off on Nov. 8-9 at the University of St. La Salle court in Bacolod.

Qualifying for the SBP regional crown are Ateneo de Iloilo, University of the Visayas for Cebu, Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion for Roxas City, and St. Oh’s Institute for Bacolod.   

Competing for the regional Passerelle crown are Sun Yat Sen High School of Iloilo, Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu, College of St. John of Roxas City, and the Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Organizers of the twin tournaments are: Iloilo-Kristoffer Recio; Cebu-Enrico David Navarro;  Roxas City-Ronnie Degala; and Bacolod-Joane Soto.

Ateneo de Davao won both the Small Basketeers Philippines and the Passerelle crowns in the Mindanao Regionals held at the Almendras gym recently.

The Luzon qualifiers will be held Nov. 28-29 at the University of the Assumption in San Fernando, Pampanga

The National Finals will be held in Baguio in December.


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