Ateneo places 3rd in Breakdown Basketball Invitational

February 14, 2017
AJHS News; Photo courtesy of Riza B. Hombre

Ateneo Junior High School (AJHS) finished as second runner-up of the Breakdown Basketball Invitational (BBI) 13U division last Sunday, February 12. The blue-and-white boys won 3rd place after defeating the Little Warriors (a team composed of players from various schools), 56-51.  The members of the Ateneo BBI 13U team are Marco Enrique V. Pile (Cardoner/8-Colombiere), Matieu Edsean G. Corral (Pamplona/8-Garate), Jose Joaquin R. Riego de Dios (Pamplona/8-Garate), Gian Rafael B. Hombre (Cardoner/8-Favre), Rafael Emmanuel H. Tanjuatco (Cardoner/8-Colombiere), Rafael Luis G. Dava (Cardoner/8-Colombiere), Jan Michael C. Cataluña (Cardoner/8-Borgia), Renzo Miguel H. Casais (La Storta/8-Garnet), Lorenzo Amador A. Buenaseda (La Storta/8-Evans), Earl John C. Tañedo (La Storta/8-Evans), Renzo Maurice Songco (Montserrat/8-Daniel), Marco Iñigo Domingo F. Fragada (La Storta/8-De Brito), and Ethan Matthew R. Nepomuceno (Cardoner/8-Canisius). They were coached by Ron Camara, Jester Macabagdal, and Patrick Borjal. 

The fight for 3rd place game was held in the Jacinto Tiu gym of Xavier School in San Juan City.  

1st row (kneeling) from left : Enzo Buenaseda, Ramy Tanjuatco, Mickey Pile, Gian Hombre, Polo Dava, Ethan Nepomuceno  2nd row (standing) from left: BBI organizer, Coach Ron Camara, Jan Cataluña, Marco Fragada, Coach Patrick Borjal, Sean Corral, Enzo Songco, Miguel Casais, Joaqui Riego de Dios, Earl Tañedo, BBI organizer and Coach Jester Macabagdal

En route to their third place finish, the blue-and-white notched wins against the Bulacan Rabbits, Ateneo PRADA, Ateneo PAYA, UST, Letran, SSC-R, and SBC, while losing to La Salle Greenhills, Xavier, and the Little Warriors in the elimination round.