BAGUIO CITY- Athletes and guest from the different elementary and secondary schools participating in the 9th YMCA Inter-School Basketball Tilt excitedly cheered for their respective ball clubs on the second day of tournament with their yells and applause giving morale to their team performers to be able post their first win in the tournament.
Seeing action on game three of the second day was the High School Developmental teams division with BERKELEY-A trying its luck against OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL MONTESSORY on what was to be an exciting game showed by the young athletes inching each other on both defensive and offensive plays.
Berkeley-A took the upper hand with a seven point lead 15-8 on the first canto of play however was cut short on offense by the Carmelian’s defense to register a two point advantage 22-20 at the end of the second canto. The Carmelian defense and offensive charge paid off even in the third canto to take the front seat 35-33 to lead over Berkeley by two points as time expired and continuously controlled the pace of the game for the rest of the game to end the buzzer 46-41 for a Carmelian win.
Also playing on the second day of action that brought excitement was in the Elementary Division with Berkeley – B showing its game prowess against the Star College, Shilan Campus Elementary team – B, 70 – 7 at the end of the fourth canto of play. LUCBAN Elementary School, also posted their first win for Elementary bracket A against Star College Elementary – A 50 – 13 at the end of the fourth canto of play.
On the other hand, MT. Carmel Varsity Team – A also posted its first win on the third day of competition soaring over the Star College HS-Varsity team-A, controlling the boards to dictate the pace of the game from the start of the first canto of play posting an 18-10, 16-5, 17-11, and 19-19 quarter scores to end the game by a 19 point advantage 64-45 at the end of the fourth canto.
Meanwhile, the San Jose High School girl’s team also marked their first win over the Star College High School girls 35-13, while the Saint Louis School Center Elementary boys – B took the upper hand in their division winning over the University Of Baguio Laboratory Elementary School 45-16.
Likewise, MT. Carmel elementary boys – A also outscored Mary Immaculate School Baguio City Inc.40-30 at the end of the buzzer while Saint Louis Aurora Hill High School Varsity – B bowed down to the University of the Cordillera High School Jaguars 88-46. Meanwhile, MISBCI High School Developmental team A loss their game to the SLSC High School Developmental Team in bracket A 26-42, as Berkeley – B High School development team edged the UCHSGS Jaguars by nine points 68-77, for the developmental division bracket B to end the games on the third day of the tournament.