Youth bas­ket­ball

Davao Pride league kicks off Sept 23

Sun.Star Davao - - TOP SPORTS - By Adam B. Mor­rell

A TO­TAL of 10 teams will vie for hon­ors as the Rizal Memo­rial Col­leges (RMC) opens its Davao Pride Bas­ket­ball League (DPBL) on Septem­ber 23 at the Fil-Oil Fly­ing V RMC Gym.

RMC sports co­or­di­na­tor Al­bert Ryan "Abing" Lim, dur­ing the Davao Sportswrit­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (DSA) Fo­rum held at the NCCC Mall Davao Food Cove hall, said eight pub­lic schools and two pri­vate school teams are en­tered in the league.

"Mostly pub­lic schools ang i-nin­vite namin para mabi­gyan sila ng chance na maka pag com­pete kasi mostly sa mga nag lalaro sa mga tour­na­ments dito sa Davao mga pri­vate schools," Abing said, in­clud­ing Thomp­son Chris­tian Col­lege (TCS),Davao City Na­tional High School, Sta. Ana Na­tional High School, Daniel R. Aguinaldo Na­tional High School, Gover­nor Vi­cente Duterte Na­tional High School, Bernardo Car­pio Na­tional High School, Je­sus So­ri­ano Na­tional High School and Catalu­nan Pe­queño Na­tional High School.

Lim added that Ju­nior High School or Se­nior High School teams may also join as long as they are of­fi­cially en­rolled.

Lim, how­ever, said Sports De­vel­op­ment Di­vi­sion-City Mayor's Of­fice (SDD-CMO) Mikey Apor­tadera, RMC chair­man Leo Magno and RMC president Ernesto Raphael Ro­billo are among the prom­i­nent guests set to grace the open­ing pro­gram.

The De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion (DepEd) Davao City Di­vi­sion-sanc­tioned cage­fest will be of­fi­ci­ated by Sama­hang Bas­ket­bol ng Pilip­inas (SBP).

EDRI BART AZNAR/SUNS­TAR CEBU

PI­NOY PRIDE 42. In­ter­na­tional Box­ing Fed­er­a­tion (IBF) light fly­weight cham­pion Mi­lan Melindo, left, and chal­lenger for­mer world cham­pion Hekkie Budler pose af­ter their of­fi­cial weigh-in for the Pi­noy Pride 42 - “Clash For Glory” yes­ter­day in Cebu City. Melindo will de­fend his belt to­day.

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