Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

3x3 Basketball

CALABARZON completes SBP 3×3 U16 three-peat; Cagayan de Oro bags Girls’ tiara

The 2018 staging of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ U-16 Pambansang Tatluhan saw one region continue its reign, while a new champion was crowned in the distaff’s side.

Region 4A (CALABARZON) won its third straight championship in the boys’ side, walloping Region 11 (Davao), 21-16.

With 1:52 left in the game, Ley Acosta knocked down the game-ending two-pointer with 1:52 left.

“Precisely, this is what we need for our grassroots program and it’s also mandated by FIBA. Malaki na itong 3×3 both globally and locally. We have been doing this for the last few years with two age brackets,” said SBP deputy executive director Bernie Atienza.

The champions consisted of Acosta and Jan Rae Atienza and Jan Derick Villarez. Coaching the team was Oliver Bunyi.

The John Rey Pasaol-led Region 11 bagged silver, while NCR North finished in third place.

The tournament was backed by TNT, Nike, Maynilad, Gatorade, Sky Freight, Transway Hotel Group, and Agent Snake Shoe Solution.

“TNT is there to support the SBP in reaching out to the regions and finding talent as well. This is a platform for them to be recognized and eventually be recruited,” said SMART Sports head Epok Quimpo.

2018-SBP-Pambansang-Tatluhan-Girls CALABARZON completes SBP 3×3 U16 three-peat; Cagayan de Oro bags Girls' tiara 3x3 Basketball News  - philippine sports news

In the girls’ side, Region 10 blew past Region 6, 16-6.

The troika of Cheska Apag, Reign Zareno, and Aloha Betanio dominated the entire competition.

Pangasinan finished in third place.

“I’m surprised personally sa women’s. Dati we have scouts for the men’s pero during the weekend, ang daming women’s coaches na dumating to scout,” added Atienza.

#ReadMore  NCAA 97: EAC averts meltdown vs Lyceum, takes first win

And the SBP hopes that the nationals will continue to grow in the coming years in order for the country to perform at the highest of stages in the 3×3 scene.

“We have to start somewhere. Dito tayo nagsisimula e and ngayon pa lang nare-realize ng mga tao yung importance of three-on-three basketball,” expressed Quimpo. “Ngayon, nakikita nila nasa mall, nasa TV, at sa internet. Yun yung kagandahan nito, nakikita nila na may opportunity dito for the other players.”

Written By

You May Also Like


Kim Aurin did not leave anything to chance, powering University of Perpetual Help DALTA to a 63-60 victory over Emilio Aguinaldo College and punching...


Arellano University snapped its two-game losing streak with a statement 70-55 win over Emilio Aguinaldo College to stay alive in the NCAA Season 97...


Fran Yu caught fire at the right time for Colegio de San Juan de Letran, lifting the defending NCAA champions to an 83-62 rout...


Ralph Robin caught fire in the final frame, powering Emilio Aguinaldo College to a 63-60 come-from-behind win over San Sebastian College-Recoletos in the NCAA...


The University Athletic Association of the Philippines has sanctioned University of Santo Tomas’ Bryan Santos with a one-game suspension for an uncalled disqualifying foul...


Emilio Aguinaldo College turned the game off Jose Rizal University for a bounce-back 80-65 rout in the NCAA Season 97 seniors basketball tournament, Saturday...


College of Saint Benilde doused the hopes of Emilio Aguinaldo College late, taking a 78-68 win, to get their third straight win in NCAA...


Emilio Aguinaldo College escaped Lyceum of the Philippines University, 70-69, to take their first win of the NCAA Season 97 seniors basketball tournament, Saturday...