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7 teams join LNA7-USLS
alumni basketball tourney

The Leodegario Natividad Agustin LNA7-USLS Alumni Association Inter-Barkada Basketball League weekend games recently opened with seven teams joining the tournament at the LNA7 Memorial Sports Center of West Negros University in Bacolod City.

The seven teams are BBC, Strollers 2001, 4D Batch 92-93, Batch 94-95, Akasya Grill Batch 2005, Amazing Batch 2009, and Green Horse Batch 2003-2004.

USLS-Integrated School alumnus and PBA player Jeff Chan will reinforce the Strollers’ 01’s lineup, along with former varsity players Ryan Nabor, Gian Carlo Alojado, Karl Tirthdas, Gerard Barenechea, Marcus Escalante and Renren Lacson, among others.

Glitter’s lineup includes Stephen Escalante, Hans Schulze, Chino Melocoton, Luigi Herrera, Nikko Ganir and Andrew Torres, while BBC will be bannered by Philip Abong, Peter Mirasol, Michael Regalado, Lee Alejo, Brad Hojilla, Tony Agustin, Adrian Anglo, Joseph Lirazan, Sammy Belangel, Junjun Tolosa and Anton Corral.

Also seeing action is 4D, which will field Leo Abao, Gerald Baldonado, Sidney Solatorio, Brian Puentevella, former Bacolod Lone District Rep. Monico Puentevella, Dax Cosolluela, Francis Loarca, Glenn Trabasas, Danny Yusay, Gerard Saez and Neil Canson.

Expected to spearhead Akasya Grill 2005’s campaign are Jan Michael Chan, Leandro Francisco, Ryan Seares, Amrit Gidwani, Paolo Cuenca, JC Sobrevega, RB Banzuela, Rosu Banzuela, Miguel Villanueva and Michael Ledesma.

South Gate Inn is also fielding a strong squad led by Popoy Jamero, Chac Mirano, Archie Tiongco, Rudyard Hipe, Leon Bautista, Jed Sotto, Ian Fernandez and Chitboy Benedicto, while Amazing 2009 will have Nico Lopingco, Timothy Dumancas, Fifi Sayson, John Mark Banguaga, Cyril Que, Aron Animay and Vincent Urbino, among others.

Aimed at fostering camaraderie among alumni, the tournament follows the passarelle format, with 10 playing minutes for the first three quarters and 12 minutes in the fourth quarter applied in all the games.*PNA


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