BACOLOD Tay Tung High School dominated St. John’s Institute, 74-60, to capture the 2015 Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural Educational Association (Nopsscea) high school basketball title.
Jayson Puray spearheaded Bacolod Tay Tung's attack with 19 points, while Jester Sangco and Miguel Corteza added 17 and 14 points, respectively, to propel their school in claiming this year’s crown.
Sam Solinap scored 11 to lead St. John's to a runner-up finish in the tournament.
On its way to the championship game, Bacolod Tay Tung beat West Negros University while St. John won over University of St. La Salle in the semifinal round.
The league finally completed its season after it was suspended indefinitely, an offshoot of a Nopsscea decision to bar Puray and Nicole Diether Rallos from playing in the league following their transfer from a school in Iloilo as all transferees are required to take a one-year residency.
Despite the Nopsscea decision, Puray and Rallos were still able to play for Bacolod Tay Tung without any protest from other teams.
Bacolod Tay Tung later sued the league for alleged violation of Republic Act 10676 or the Student-Athletes Protection Act that stated high school players transferring from one athletic association to another are not covered by any residency period.