Public school teams lead quarterfinalists in NBTC-North Cebu leg
( - November 14, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Public high school teams from Carmen, Compostela and Liloan banner the list of quarterfinalists in the first ever Northern Cebu leg of the 13th Chooks-to-Go National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) League powered by SM at the D.M. Reynes gym in Compostela, Cebu.

Carmen National High School pounced Cabangahan NHS, 86-50, Compostela NHS annihilated Santa Cruz Learning Center, 119-34, while Lataban NHS of Liloan smothered Schildknecht School, 79-49, to come out as top seeds in their respective brackets with identical 3-0 records.

On the other hand, Rosemont Hills Montessori College outlasted Formative Academic & Skills Development School, 70-63, to emerge as the only other team to barge into the next stage of the tournament undefeated in three games.

Rounding up the Final 8 are the Green Rose Center for the Academe, Arcelo Memorial NHS (day class), Cabangahan NHS, and Liloan NHS, all with 2-1 slates.

NBTC North Cebu commissioner Ruben “Junjun” Nelmida Patotoy, who is also the head coach of D’ Rabens Basketball Training Camp in Liloan, said the results in the eliminations will be carried over to the quarterfinals set for November 16.

The remaining eight contenders will be divided into two groups of four. They will play against each other except for the teams that belong in the same age group in the eliminations.

The top two teams will proceed to the crossover semifinals in the morning of November 17. In the afternoon, the winners will dispute the title in a knockout match.

The champion of the five-day tilt backed up by SM, Chooks-to-Go, Vivo, Smart, Darlington-Exped, SBP, Phoenix, Go for Gold, Molten, Gatorade, ESPN5, Cignal and Compostela LGU will represent Northern Cebu to the SM NBTC League Regional Finals next year in Bohol. EBV

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