Diliman bags YBC 12-under crown

October 03, 2018
Troy De Guzman
Final MVP Troy De Guzman in action.

DILIMAN Preparatory School is the 12 years old  and under champion in the 2018 Youth Basketball Cup (YBC).

Led  by John  Jose and Troy de Guzman,   DPS rolled  back Sto. Nino of  Novaliches  School,  104-55, in  the  final to capture the title at the  DPS covered court in  Diliman, Quezon City.

Jose, who was voted as Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament,  topscored with 19 points for  the  JV Olea-mentored Blue  Dragons.

Finals MVP was Troy De Guzman with      14 points, four assists, three  rebounds and  two steals.

“The  whole Diliman College community, headed  by our school president Sen. Nikki Coseteng and team managers Jerome  Ngo and assistant team managers Wilson  Sia  and James Ngo, congratulate Coach  JV and the boys for this triumph,” said Diliman College  coach/athletic  director Rensy Bajar.

Bajar, also the  first assistant coach of PBA team NorthPort Batang Pier, said hard work and regular  training are the   keys to the success of the team.

“Through the years, we try to teach  the values of hard work and  regular  training to our  players. Talent alone  may enable you to wi n some  games, but hard work wins  championships,” said  Bajar.

The scores:

DPS (104) --    Jose 19, De Guzman 14, Matanguihan 14, A.lomibao 12,  Muñoz 12,   Bajar 4, Gianan 10, Cerezo 8, Yadao 8, Forneloza  4, Lomibao 2,  Castillo 2.

Sto. Nino Novaliches   (55)-- Reazon 12,  Santiago 10, Aquino 10, Del Rosario 5, Buclatan 5, Nayre 4, Idago 3,, Chua 3,Gedang 2, Gacrama 2.