By: Leobert Julian A. de la Peña
After months of grueling competition with all the deserving schools in Guimaras, the National Training Basketball Center led by commissioner Richard Gabayoyo gave back to the young hoopers who supported the tournament by playing the game the right way with passion.
Conducting an All-Star event that involved the team coaches, staff, and the players, it was nothing but laughter and good vibes in the Pandaraonan gym, Nueva Valencia Guimaras.
With the intense competition during the NBTC tourney, the All-Star Game allowed the players and coaches a break and just enjoy the game of basketball. This time, the players from the different schools found themselves on the same side playing as one Guimaras.
The NBTC All-Star was divided into two teams, Team Light and Team Dark, where the Light prevailed by just a deuce, 80-78.
It cannot be denied that a little competition still existed in the All-Star game with players still banging bodies and fishing for fouls the hard way.
In the end, it was all smiles and laughs as the different All-Star players from the different teams shook hands, gave hugs, and posed for a memorable picture.
John Carlo Dofitas, the finals MVP of the NBTC-Guimaras also won as MVP of the All-Star game.