After its Cinderella title finish at the NBTC National High School Championship, Cagayan de Oro’s Assumption Montessori School is suddenly pushed into the limelight.

Since their 72-71 win over St. Jude College Cavite to win the historic title, the little-known school has become the city’s toast in basketball. A lot of sports writers are suddenly asking about the AMS and reporting of its humble beginnings including its small mini-court. Read Reuben Terrado’s article at

With its title-finish, who knows some of its players might be recruited to play in bigger schools in Manila.

Anyway, lets just enjoy the fact that for the first time in basketball history, a tiny school in Cagayan de Oro has become the new kings of the hardcourt.

Coach James Racines and team owner Engr. Jorey Alfaro hoist the championship trophy.

Tournament MVP Milo Janao dribbles past a St. Jude defender.

Center-forward Romel Mutya goes up for a layup.

AMS Jaguars (from left): Rome Mutya, Milo Janao, Rommel Calahat and Stanley Bedolido moments after Calahat’s basket giving AMS a 3-point lead with just 25 seconds left.

And the final buzzer has sounded!!!!

AMS’ Milo Janao receives his MVP Trophy on National TV.

Browse over more photos below (compiled from ABS-CBN Sports, AMS Facebook page and SM-NBTC Facebook page).


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