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MTQ, SPCC prevail

  • Written by Peoples Tonight
  • Published in Basketball
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MARY the Queen and SPCC came through with contrasting victories in the 17 years old and under category in the  2017 Youth Basketball Cup Next Level basketball tournament at the DPS covered court in Commonwealth Ave, Quezon City last Sept. 9.

Mary the Queen outsteadied Power, 85-78, behind  the solid performance of  Gerry’s Grill ‘Best Player of the Game’ awardee John Gabriel.
    
Gabriel finished with 12 points, five rebounds and three steals to power Mary the Queen to victory over Power.
    
SPCC relied on Andrei Marquez’s 24 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in the lopsided victory over Roces.
    
In the  15 years old and under category,  St. Ignatius outplayed  Rocves, 85-77.
    
Mac Pastrana led St. Inatius with  18 points,  four assists  and four steals.     
    
Last Sept. 3,  Diliman Preparatory School, Mary the Queen and Power hurdled their respective rivals in the 17-under
    
Polo Salazar  exploded with  15 points, four assists and four steals as DPS routed MJAN, 100-40.
    
Salazar  was named  as Gerry’s Grill “Best Player of the Game” awardee.
    
Mary the Queen  relied on Josh Valencia’s  31 points,  eight assists, four rebounds and three steals  to  roll back  Warriors, 106-100.
    
Power outlasted Spartans, 88-77, behind Mike Morales’   20 points and five rebounds.
    
In  other games,  MJAN nipped MBC,  80-73, in the  15-under category; and  Warriors humbled Roces II, 86-73, in the 13-uner division.
    
The  prestigious tournament is organized by the MBR Sports, headed by former PBA player-turned-champion coach Rensy Bajar.    
    
Supporting  the  weekend-only competition are Diliman College  president and former Sen. Nikki Coseteng, Gerry’s Grill, Tom’s World, Rebisco, Pocari Sweat, Hygienix,  Jollibee and  RB Sports and Apparel.