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Wizards Basketball Club president Freddie  Mozo makes the ceremonial toss during the opening of the WBC tournament at theKnights of Columbus in Intramuros. With Mozo are PBA legend Joy Dionisio and People’s Tonight  sports editor Ed Andaya. Wizards Basketball Club president Freddie Mozo makes the ceremonial toss during the opening of the WBC tournament at theKnights of Columbus in Intramuros. With Mozo are PBA legend Joy Dionisio and People’s Tonight sports editor Ed Andaya.

UNITY through sports.

This was stressed by Wizards Basketball Club president Freddie Mozo during the formal opening of the WBC invitational tournament at the Knights of Columbus gym in Intramuros last Oct.10.

Mozo,  a long-time sports patron since the 80s,  said well-known individuals from both public and private sector who share the same passion in basketball will take turns in showing their skills in the tournament aimed at promoting friendship and camaraderie while keeping a healthy lifestyle.

“We share the same passion for baskeball,  so we are again joining hands to revive the  WBC after an absence of almost  seven years,” said Mozo.

Opening-day winners were Team  R,  which defeated Team Z,  143-131,  and Team W, which subdued Team D, 121-103.
    
Datdat Espinosa scored 39 points and  four other players also scored in double figures in Team R’s victory.
    
Dino Palasigui carried the fight for Team Z with 50 points.
    
In the second game, Eni Lumague and  Charlie  Guhit combined for 61 points for Team W.
    
The scores:
    
First game
    
Team R (143) -- Espinosa 39, Galang 20, Lim 19, Ampuan 19, Rico 12, Sing 9, Mendiola 8, Bagro 6, Adan 5, Vizcarra 5.
    
Team Z (131) -- Palasigui 50, Tablizo 24, Sanchez 14, Hipolito 12, Arellano 9, Romero 8, Deles 4, Gonzaga 4, Ngo 2.
    
Quarterscores: 30-33, 64-62,109-93, 143-131.
    
Second game
    
Team W (121)  -- Lumague 33, Guhit 28, Sing Mac 16, Uy 12, Yambao 6, King 5, Zeke 5, Rebanal 5, Demetera 5, Caputolan 4, Vizcarra 2.
    
Team D (103) -- Deejay 27, Sky 17, Dela Torre 15, Yap 10, Tito 9, Protasio 8, MacMac 4, Penalba 4, Lopez 2, Vargas 2, Penalba 2.
    
Quarterscores: 31-22, 50-59, 83-74, 121-103.