Titans win as PSDL hoop kicks off at J Centre MallCebu Daily News
THE PAREF Springdale Titans escaped the San Isidro Parish School Tamaraws, 39-30, at the start of the Private Schools Developmental League (PSDL) yesterday at the J Centre Mall in Mandaue City.
The win tagged the Titans as the first winners in the elementary division of the tournament, which pits teams from private schools that are not part of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc..
The other games in the elementary division were being played as of press time. The tournament also features secondary competition.
A total of 11 private schools converged yesterday to grace the opening of the second year of the hoopfest. This year’s tournament is supported by ThreeSixty Pharmacy, J Centre Mall, Cebu Doctors’ University and Nature’s Spring Water.
“For now, we are focusing on basketball. But we are planning to add other sports in the future,” said said tournament director Marlove Alquizar. “We are doing this because we want to develop the skills of other teams in order for them to also excel.”
The tournament was supposed to have 12 teams but Saint Paul College backed out. The other competing schools are defending champion PAREF Springdale, San Isidro Parish School, Cebu Cherish School, Center For International Education, Living World Christian Learning Center, Mandaue Christian School, Marrian Childhood Education Center, Mount Olives Christian Academy, Saint Francis of Assisi School, Saint Louis School of Mandaue and the Philippine Christian Gospel School./CORRESPONDENT DALE G. ROSAL