Unheralded Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori School of Cagayan de Oro City, lost to University of Visayas, 75-120, in a Visayas-Mindanao championship game in the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas National Under-16 basketball championship at the University of Baguio gym.
Sacred Heart earlier ousted St. John Institute of Bacolod City, 116-112, while the Baby Lancers shocked National Capital Region bet University of Santo Tomas, 93-87, in the semifinals.
Despite the loss, SHSMS proved that Cagayan de Oro City indeed has one of the best young basketball talents in the country today.
UV (120) — Desiderio 36, Santillan 23, Dinolan 20, Fernandez 11, Gahi 9, Escalona 9, Flores 6, Tenebroso 6, Canete 4.
SACRED HEART (75) — Agusan 21, Marata 12, Murillo 12, Baltazar 11, Antonio 8, Fabiana 6, Gachapin 5.
Quarterscores: 28-22, 66-39, 88-54, 120-75.