Mapua Institute of Technology Cardinals
Updated Wednesday June 25, 2014 - 8:00am

It is Mapua coach Atoy Co's second season at the helm of his alma mater's college basketball team. This past NCAA Season 89, his Cardinals finished dead last in the 10-team league going 2-16. But his team shook up the standings by beating eventual champion San Beda, 81-76, and shocking the San Sebastian Golden Stags in double overtime, 104-99.

He will count on junior mainstays Joseph Eiobu and Jesse Saitanan to lead the way.

Co pointed out that most of his team will be a mix of juniors and sophomores.

"Nagkaroon na kami ng baptism of fire. So meron na kaming experience," he said.

Mapua has five NCAA men's basketball crowns but last hoisted the winner's trophy during the 1992-93 season with Joel Banal as head coach.

"Mahirap lalo na malakas yung programa ng San Beda," said the 6'2" Co of his team's chances. "Pero basta kami laban lang." - Rick Olivares


  1. Biteng, Exeqiel
  2. Canaynay, Jerome
  3. Cantos,Jeson Rey
  4. Eriobu Jr., Joseph Emmanuel
  5. Estrella, Andrew
  6. Gabo, Hesed Leo Jose
  7. Galoso, James
  8. Isit, Carlos
  9. Layug, Raphael Joesh
  10. Magsigay, Darrel Dave
  11. Medina, Jobert
  12. Saitanan, Jessie
  13. Serrano, Justin Oliver
  14. Tubiano, Jomari
  15.  Villasenor, Ronnel
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 @ San Juan Arena
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4:00 PM - Game 2 - Srs/Jrs