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    Giolas teammates rally behind Will Navarro.
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    Kai, RJ, SJ show support for Navarro

    Kai Sotto, Will Navarro

    “… we got our own people stopping us from achieving greatness,” says Kai Sotto.

    SEVERAL Gilas players seeing action abroad have expressed support for William Navarro, who is unable get a clearance from the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to join the Seoul Thunders in the Korean Basketball League.


    Kai Sotto, RJ Abarrientos and SJ Belangel have condemned the national basketball federation’s move preventing their teammate from joining the Korean pro league.

    “… we got our own people stopping us from achieving greatness,” said Sotto.

    "Always remember that we are still repping the Filipino Flag no matter where we play," said Belangel.

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    “You all should SUPPORT Filipino athletes who are playing abroad,” Abarrientos added.

    The SBP said Navarro is under contract with Gilas until next year.

    Navarro was picked by Northport second behind Jordan Heading in the special round of the PBA Season 46 Draft.

    Heading went on to play in Taiwan and is now set to see action in Japan.

    Cavitex bags 3x3 title

    Cavitex BravesThe Braves make it to the top.


    CAVITEX scored its first title in the PBA 3x3 by edging out San Miguel Beer, 21-19, on Sunday at Robinsons Novaliches.

    Bong Galanza scored eight and Jorey Napoles added seven as the Braves, also with Chester Saldua and Dominic Fajardo, bagged P100,000.

    San Miguel’s Ken Bono, Wendell Comboy, Jeff Manday and Fonso Gotladera took home P50,000.

    Cavitex defeated Meralco, while San Miguel downed TNT in the semis.

    TNT beat Meralco in the battle for third, 20-17, to bag P30,000.

    Stags, Chiefs win

    Shane Menina


    Shane Menina and the Chiefs stun the three-peat seeking Knights.

    SAN Sebastian got back on track with a 57-56 squeaker against Mapua on Sunday in the NCAA Season 98 basketball tournament in San Juan.

    Rommel Calahat had 17 points and 17 rebounds as the Stags bounced back from a loss to St. Benilde and improved to 2-1, joining Lyceum in third place behind St. Benilde (2-0) and Arellano (3-1).

    Adrian Nocum had 15 points for the Cardinals, who lost Paolo Hernandez in the first quarter to injury.

    Arellano overcame titleholder Letran, 72-69, in the other game.

    Cade Flores scored 18 and Axel Doromal added 14 for the Chiefs.

    Louie Sangalang 19 points and 16 rebounds, while King Caralipio had 16 and 13 for Letran, which slipped to 1-1.


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