Agro wins over Ateneo, 76-71 on Saturday night.
Games on Saturday, August 9:
5 p.m.- Jose Maria Colleges vs. DMMA College of Southern Phils.
6:30 p.m.- Emar College vs. Rizal Memorial Colleges
Rizal Memorial Colleges Bulldogs shot down the MATS College of Technology Navigators, 95-86 and will face opening day winner Emar College in the Champions League-Davao Eliminations on Saturday, August 9, at the Davao City Recreation Center.
Mohaliden Distancia powered the Bulldogs with 28 points while Yulep Jun Planos added 18 and Raphael Neri canned in 10 points to emerge double-digit scorers on Sunday night and will have their hands full when they meet Emar College, 86-79 winner over University of Mindanao on Saturday’s opening game.
Theddy Collados topscored for the Navigators with 26 points and hopes that they will bounce back when they take on University of Mindanao on Sunday, August 10, at 3 p.m. after the 1:30 p.m. game between Agro-Industrial Foundation College Sailors and DMMA College of Southern Philippines.
DMMA College of Southern Philippines debuts on Saturday against the Jose Maria College Kings at 5 p.m. in the tournament sanctioned by BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas regional director Regino “Boy” Cua and supported by Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte and Vice Mayor Sara Z. Duterte
The winner of the Davao leg will advance to the Regional Area finals against South Cotabato, Sarangani, Gen.Santos City and Maguindanao teams.
Rizal Memorial Colleges (75)- Distancia 28, Planos 18, Neri 10, Rosaroso 9, Lim 9, Amatosa 8, Bayang 7, Ydulzura 5, Rodriguez 1.
MATS College of Technology (86)- Collados 26, Colina 20, Quibel 18, Palarca 13, Catre 3, Collados 2, Agustin 2, Fontillas 2.
Day 1 results:
Agro, Emar score separate wins in Champion’s League-Davao elims
Agro-Industrial Foundation College and Emar College started on a high note with separate victories in the Davao eliminations of the 2008 Champion’s League, Saturday, August 2, at the Davao City Recreation Center.
The Agro Sailors fought the Ateneo de Davao University Blue Knights in a see-saw battle before navigating to a 76-71 win. Joseph Ambohot and Eugene Torres provided the firepower in the last one minute and eight seconds to secure the victory.
Richard Madelo and Nat Sencio made three-point shots that cut Agro’s lead to just two, 73-71, 13 seconds remaining but the taller Agro cagers stepped up when their services were needed the most.
In the first game of the Davao eliminations sanctioned by BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and supported by Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte and Vice Mayor Sara Z. Duterte, Emar College managed to stop University of Mindanao, 86-79.
Games will be played every Saturdays and Sunday with the winners advancing to the Zonal finals against teams from Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan City and Socsargen late this month.
Emar College (86)- Jimenez 25, Delica 24, Walingan 16, Caminse 6, Bitoy 6, Josol 4, Bantilan 4, Davide 1.
University of Mindanao (79)- Angalan 24, Galacgac 18, Plata 12, Mendoza 9, Silvarez 5, Barbieros 4, Adormeo 2, Casneros 2, Rosauro 2, Apurada 1.
Agro-Industrial Foundation College (76)- Curso 20, Torres 18, Ardinio 11, Ruiz 10, Caminade 8, Ambohot 5, Abenita 4.
Ateneo de Davao University (71)- Madelo 25, Cabigas 12, Catre 11, Claveria 9, Pagdalian 5, Hiquial 4, Sencio 3, Fortinez 1, Awad 1.