University of Makati leaned on Mark Anthony Agno’s buzzer-beater jumper to edge Philippine Merchant Marine School, 15-14, in the finals of the Philippine Navy’s 3×3 men’s basketball of the 2023 Philippine ROTC National Capital Region (NCR) Leg at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium inside Rizal Memorial Sports Complex along Vito Cruz in Malate, Manila.
Agno received a difficult pass from John Bernardino to nail the final basket and claimed the gold that relegated PMMS to the silver medal. Philippine Maritime Institute settled for the bronze.
The Army’s final match in the same 3×3 event saw Our Lady of Lourdes Technological College composed of Cesar Mansueto, Clarence Pintacasi, Eliseo Celoso and John Mansale upset favored City of Malabon University, 18-12, to win the title with Makati Science Technological Institute of the Philippines settling for the bronze medal.
“I did not have a problem with my boys because they have been playing together in so many tournaments already. They have the teamwork and they knew each other very well,” said Pvt. First Class Joel Logronio, the coach of the OLLTC.
Brent Asher Amboy and John Lester Bernardo combined for six points in the last two minutes to lift PATTS College of Aeronautics past Philippine State College of Aeronautics, 21-17, to clinch the Philippine Air Force title. PSCA settled for the silver and St. Jude College-Manila for the bronze.
In women’s volleyball, Adamson University Lady Falcons worked on a solid defense to turn back elimination round tormentor University of Makati, 25-13, 25-10, 25-18 in the finals of the Philippine Navy women’s competition at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
De La Salle University-Taft proved its mastery over University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, 25-15, 25-22, 25-22, to bring home the bronze medal in the same Naval tourney.
Rizal Technological University displayed enough aggressiveness to prevail a close opening set over the City of Malabon University, 26-24, then lambasted the Malabon Stars with strong spikes and blocks en route to a 26-24, 25-16, 25-19 triumph in the finals of the Philippine Army division.
Makati Science Technological Institute of the Philippines claimed the bronze after a thrilling five-set win over Polytechnic University of the Philippines, 25-21, 18-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-9 in the Army contest.
The Air Force volleyball showed Philippine State College of Aeronautics winning over PATTS School of Aeronautics, 26-24, 25-12, 25-21, to advance into the national finals on Oct. 22 to 27.
UPHSD-Alabang defeated St. Jude College-Quezon City, 25-12, 25-15, 25-19, to wrap the bronze medal.