UNIVERSITY of Rizal System clinched the top spot in the Rizal leg of the first Philippine University Basketball League (PUBL)-Pacquiao Youth Champs Trophy basketball tournament held at the Angono Municipal gym.
The Giants of coach Florante Mercado and Professor the University Sports Developmemt Head Adrian P. Maniaol won over Cainta Catholic College, 104-74 and University of Makati, 100-90, to enter semifinals agaiinst three other teams from Manila and Laguna.
URS president Dr. Marita R. Canapi lauded the team’s performance in topping the Rizal leg and expressed confidence that “the team will do well against the more-experienced Manila and Laguna teams in the next round.
The four-team tournament was hosted by Angono Mayor Geraldo V. Calderon and the city council.
The members of the URS team are Ivan Cuyong, Larl Ryel Valle, Bencar Lobarbio, Glenn Colot, Joven Gapas, Jimwell Ocampo, Prince Lozada, Patrick Kurachi, Danilo Villion, Rommel Rae Campo, Jake Bagon, Lance Elorpe, Fortunato Lico Jr., Jeffrey Navarro and JP Goza. AA