THE U15 basketball teams of Purisima Roxas City and University of San Agustin (USA) are now leading the 2019 SBP Chairman’s Cup at the Hua Siong College of Iloilo (HSCI) – Ledesco covered gym, May 18.
Purisima notched their sixth win after beating Passi City, 73-47.
Jhon France Deloviar top scored for the Roxas City squad with 17 baskets.
To recall, Purisima also outplayed SBP Pototan, 122-19, on opening day, before suffering their first defeat from University of San Agustin (USA), 78-70.
Clarito Agapito Jr. scored 30 points while Chad Ernest Cartel chipped in 16 points for the USA Golden Lions which reamins undefeated after four games.
USA also blasted PAREF-Westbridge, 85-69, thanks to Agapito’s 26-point explosion.
Hua Siong Red Lion Cement and Team Bing Conlu have two wins and a loss each, while PAREF-Westbridge has 2-2 win loss card.
Assumption Passi and Passi City both have a win and two losses in the league so far.
In the U12 division, Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion (CPC) already has seven wins after routing USA, 71-31. Henry Angelo Peñafiel and Jose Amador Fernandez led the team with 9 points each.
Iloilo Central Elementary School (ICES) follows at second place with three wins and a loss.
ICES Hunters recently pounded Assumption Passi, 55-23, thanks to the 12-point effort of Leonido Amaller.
In other results, Cris Emmanuel Suello erupted with 16 points to pace Oton Templars (3-1) in defeating Assumption Passi, 85-32.
Assumption Passi is still winless after four games.
On the other hand, PAREF-Westbridge upset SBP Pototan, 70-43. Ethan Rico and Ian Nash Barreta contributed 10 points each for the winning team.
“Purisima Roxas City teams in both categories are prepared to reach the finals. Their U-12 team players are unstoppable, especially that they are veterans in the elementary games in the regional level. That’s their strongest asset. Others teams such as Passi City, Assumption Passi, CSJ, USA, and WB are sure to benefit from this league format wherein boys of the same ages are playing against each other,” said organizer Bayani Ladrido.