Calabarzon defeats Central Luzon to win Palaro secondary basketball title

Naveen Ganglani
Calabarzon defeats Central Luzon to win Palaro secondary basketball title
Thanks to a 33-19 third quarter led by the stellar play of Evan Nelle and Sam Abu Hijleh, the San Beda-laden Calabarzon routed its opponents

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – After falling short of a repeat last year, Calabarzon reclaimed its seat as the champion of Palarong Pambansa’s secondary basketball tournament following a 92-72 victory over Central Luzon in the finals on Saturday, April 16, at the ICR Gym.

Thanks to a 33-19 third quarter led by the stellar play of Evan Nelle and Sam Abu Hijleh, the San Beda-laden Calabarzon routed its opponents and cruised to the title.

In the bronze medal game, defending champion NCR, which was eliminated by Calabarzon in the semis, clobbered Central Visayas, 106-80.

Calabarzon’s elementary team also triumphed in their basketball tournament by finishing with the gold medal after taking care of NCR in the finals, 74-59.  – Rappler.com

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