Xavier School battles La Salle Greenhills for Small Basketeers title

HOST Xavier School and La Salle Greenhill set up a showdown for the SBP title with big wins recently in the Small Basketeers Philippines-Passerelle tournament.

Xavier downed Ateneo, 53-44, while La Salle-Greenhills demolished Chiang Kai Shek College, 50-38, in the semifinals.

Ryley Jacey Tuason scored 15 points in towing the host team to the final set at 12 p.m. on Saturday.

In the Passerelle division, Ateneo turned back La Salle-Greenhills A, 75-71, to reach the final against Adamson University, which clobbered Nazareth School of National University, 78-64, in the other semifinal of the tournament organized by the Best Center (Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training Center) and sponsored by Milo.

Miguel Alfonzo Santos scored 17 points, Sean Dave Ildefonso 15 and Miguel Luigi Santos 10 in towing Ateneo A to the title match set at 10:30 a.m.

The third place match pitting Nazareth School against LSGH-A (Passerelle) is set at 8 a.m. and the Ateneo-A vs CKSC (SBP) battle for bronze will be played at 9:15 a.m.


Follow the writer on Twitter: @spinph