Ateneo places 3rd in Breakdown Basketball Invitational
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.
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.