National U, CKSC barge into semifinals
MANILA, Philippines — Two Metro Manila teams and two provincial squads barged into the Division 1 semifinals following victories Saturday in separate venues of the Seaoil-NBTC National High School Championship.
Seaoil Extreme Diesel-National University A, trounced Philex Mining Zamboanga-Southern City College, 82-39, at Xavier Gym, while Seaoil Extreme 95-Chiang Kai Shek College drubbed Maynilad Cebu-University of San Carlos, 76-66, at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig to enter the Final Four.
Provincial teams also made noise as Smart Iloilo-Hua Siong College of Iloilo came through in the clutch to avert a third Metro Manila semifinalist by beating Seaoil Extreme U-NU-B, 87-81, in overtime at Xavier Gym.
Maynilad Cebu-Sacred Heart School also earned a semifinal trip as it cruised to a 100-36 victory over Philex Mining Davao-Assumption College at Ynares Sports Arena in the event which serves as the grassroots development program of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.
NU-A faced Sacred Heart and Hua Siong went up against Chiang Kai Shek last night for the right to play in the finals slated Sunday, 10 a.m. at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.
The Seaoil NBTC All-Star Game will also be held today at noon, where the best high school players in the country will play against each other in the event also backed by MVP Sports Foundation, Meralco, Smart, NLEX, Maynilad, Philex, Philippine Star and Molten.