Calo BAP president Dr Robert Milton Calo prepares to make the ceremonial toss, along with NBL chairman Ding Andres and FESSAP deputy administrator Jun da Jose during the opening of the NBL Inter-City basketball tournament at the Santa Rosa City Sports Complex in Laguna.

Sta Rosa, Calamba in big starts

August 8, 2022 People's Tonight 2022 views

HOST Santa Rosa City and Calamba City – Alta CalamBAGO fashioned out contrasting victories at the start of National Basketball League (NBL) Inter City Basketball Championship at Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna.

Sta. Rosa downed Cabuyao-DenHa, 104-65, while Calamba defeated Santo Tomas City, Batangas, 85-73, to take the headstart in this nine-team tournament organized by Leonardo “Ding” Andres.

Basketball Association President (BAP) president Dr. Robert Milton Calo made the opening remarks and tossing of the ball along Andres and FESSAP deputy administrator Jun Da Jose.

Verginia Amatorio of San Pedro City – Leads Agri was named as Best Muse

A freelance model, Amatorio was a daily winner in Showtime Sexy Babes.

John Barba, Jeff Disquitado and Jaypee Adato teamed up for Sta. Rosa, which is handled by coach JayR Dichoso and team managers Roy Lazaga and Ariel Arcillas

Barba, named as “Best Player of the Game”, fired 26 points for the Lions of Mayor Arlene Arcillas.

Diquitado added 13 points and Adato had 10 points

Ron Capati, a 6-5 center and member of NCAA champion team College of St. Benilde, had 12 points for coach Carlos Fenequito’s Cabuyao Tigers.

The Francis Natividad-mentored Alta CalamBAGO-Calamba City relied on Shawdy Alguire, Limwhel Calibo, Rodel Naz and Nathaniel Cadiang In defeating Sto Tomas City.

Alguire finished with 21 points, Calibo added 13 and Naz and Cadiang had 12 points each for the Mayor Roseller Rizal supported Alta CalamBAGO.

Kenneth Joh Calpito paced Sto Tomas – Mr. Cow of coach Arjay Murillo with 14 points.

In the first game, Biñan City-Vice Gel outplayed San Pedro City-Leads Agri, 99-92.

Three players — Sam DiOcampo, Aries Santos and Jelo Alanguilan — scored in double figures for Biñan City of coach Almer Almazora and team manager Vice mayor Gel Alonte.

DiOcampo led the way with 22 points, followed by Santos with 16 and Alanguilan with 10

Reggie Tautoan and Mark Roca scored 17 and 15 points for San Pedro City- Leads Agri

Also, San Pedro City-AMB downed Divertex-Nasugbu, Batangas, 88-65

Daniel Manuel Austria and Michael Joseph Homo scored 16 points each and Allen Bernard Papa and Duke Thomas Mapelo had 10 points apiece for coach Allan Mendoza and team manager Mike Miranda

Dan Lord Magpantay carried the fight for coach Florencia Lana of Nasugbu with a game-high 30 points.

Romulo Raytos is the commissioner while Marcial Macapanton and Joenard Pacquiao head the technical committee.