The Southern Philippines College Sharks bagged their first high school basketball championship by routing defending champion Assumption Montessori School Jaguars, 85-63, in the finals of the Chooks-To-Go National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) Cagayan de Oro elimination held February 3, 2019 at the packed Xavier University Gym.
Led by Most Outstanding Player Jericho Montecalvo, the Sharks rode on a hot start and never allowed the Jaguars to get close enough. With the win, SPC now advances to the NBTC Regional Finals set to start next week also at XU Gym.
SPC 83 – Montecalvo 26, Malinab 15, Cabanez 12, Laniton 11, Popiolek 7, Libago 6, Caterbas 5, Alvarado 2, Suello 1.
AMS 63 – Babia 16, Mantalaba 14, Lim 9, Hosain 8, Samorin 9, Rey 3, Reed 2, Halina 1, Antigua 1
Quarter scores: 21-13; 36-27; 62-41; 83-63.
Watch the game below.