STI-WNU wins NBTC regional title

Posted by watchmen
February 14, 2019
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co


STI-West Negros University (STI-WNU) recently captured the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) regional finals after beating San Carlos City, 101-76, in the finals at the St. John’s Institute gym in Bacolod City.

The win earns the Mustangs a spot in the NBTC national finals, which are scheduled to take place next month in Manila.

Cloyd Seballos landed five triples and finished with 19 points for STI-WNU, while Aldave Dave Canoy added 16, Cyrill Nenecio – 15, and Rolando John Ruiz – 14.

Holding to a slim 23-17 lead after one period, the Mustangs started to pull away in the second quarter with balanced offense from Nenecio and Seballos to build a 40-31 halftime advantage.

Mike Boniel kept San Carlos City afloat in the second half as he cut the deficit to 56-51 before the Mustangs went for a finishing blow in the fourth, behind Canoy and Ruiz, for its largest lead of 73-55.

Meanwhile, following the NBTC regional tournament, STI-WNU will be competing in the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) meet, which is set to begin on Sunday, February 17, in Roxas City, Capiz.

Other STI-WNU players expected to participate in the WVRAA competition include Bonbrix Balontong, Ritz Nemenzo, Bejee Deocampo, Aldrich Agupitan, Charles Poneles, Johnmark Pamati-an, Austin John Laureño, and Jacob Sarrosa./ASC, WDJ

STI-WNU recently captured the NBTC regional finals after beating San Carlos City, 101-76, in the finals. (Jerome Galunan photo)

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