Smart-Sacred Heart Cagayan de Oro are on their way to the national finals of the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League after they beat GenSan Happy Fishermen, 102-90 during the final of the Mindanao Qualifiers here in Cagayan de Oro City.
Actually, four teams: CDO, Davao, GenSan, & Zamboanga were tied with similar win-loss records but CDO and GenSan gained the right for the finals after the tiebreak.
Smart-CDO’s JK Casiño scored 17 points to lead CDO and was also chosen as the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
The national finals is scheduled on May 28 in Manila.
Nokia NBTC D-League envisions the development of fundamentally sound players for leagues like the UAAP, NCAA, Philippine Basketball League, Philippine Basketball Association and the Liga Pilipinas.
Snart-Sacred Heart CDO – 102 – Casiño 17, Jabagat 14, Sultan 12, Jalalon 11, Nemenzo 9, Omila 8, Macapayag 7, Bucag 6, Neri 5, Lastimosa 4, Sabacdalan 4, Susas 2, Lerio 2, Cox 0.
GenSan Happy Fihsermen – 90 – Macantal 12, Zobel 10, Rama 10, Porquillo 8, Paragas 8, Gadian 7, Lape 7, Cloa 7, Ignacio 6, Enumerables 6, Baybayan 5, Predeluces 3, Buhisan 1, Alfafara 0.