Sara Warriors stump Pototan, advance in U18 cage semis


THE SARA Warriors advance to the semifinals of the U18 category after eliminating Pototan last May 30, 2017. (Ray Cabarles)

SARA Warriors maintained their unblemished record in the ongoing 1st Province of Iloilo Sports Developmental League to advance to the semis of the U18 men’s basketball tournament after eliminating Pototan, 77-69, at the Pototan Astrodome, May 30, 2017.

The Warriors capitalized on their big men and took advantage of their height to end the tournament campaign of Pototan.

Pototan led in the first half, 35-33, but Raj Pillo of Sara exploded with 17 points to give Sara its third straight victory.

“This is a developmental program for basketball of the province. Our guys are still young. You will see our good products in the next coming years,” said Pototan Sports Coordinator Richard Pendon.

Meanwhile, undefeated Miagao cagers also clinched the semis berth after thrashing Guimbal, 97-75. With a 3-0 win loss card, the Miagaoanons will face Alimodian today, June 1, at the latter’s homecourt.

As of the press time, Sara is atop the U18 Northern Iloilo Bracket with 3 wins. It is followed by Barotac Nuevo with 2 wins and 1 loss.

Pototan finished the competition with 2 wins and 2 losses while Passi City and Cabatuan both exited the tourney with 1-2, and 0-3 win-loss cards, respectively.

In the Southern Iloilo Bracket, Miagao ranks first with 3 wins. Leganes has 2 wins and 2 losses while Oton, Guimbal, and Alimodian have 1 win and 2 losses each in the league.

In the U13 category, Pototan and Alimodian top their respective brackets with 3 wins and no loss each.

Cabatuan and Guimbal have 2-1 win-loss records. Passi City and Barotac Nuevo concluded the game with a winless campaign. Oton has 1 win and 2 losses while Leganes has 1 win and 3 losses.



In volleyball girls, Dumangas ruled all three categories after defeating their respective foes in the championship game.

The U13 girls walloped Passi City while the U18 boys and girls outlasted Bingawan spikers.

But Bingawan U13 boys did not allow a total sweep before going home as they won the crown at the expense of second placer Miagao.

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