The National University (NU) Bulldogs basketball team of Manila will visit Dumaguete City to see action in the goodwill basketball games on May 30 to 31at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Complex.
According to Metro Dumaguete College consultant Dinno Depositario, this event is an offshot of the successful games between the De Lasalle University- Green Archers and the University of the Visayas –Warriors in last year’s Universities Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season ’77 Basketball Champions.
Depositario said the NU-Bulldogs headed by their Coach Eric Altamirano will be pitted against Cebu’s top collegiate basketball team, University of the Visayas-Lancers, a powerhouse in collegiate basketball in Cebu City.
Participating also in the two-day goodwill games include School Sports Association of Negros Oriental (SSANO) champions, Asian College of Dumaguete and one of the best local commercial teams in the province, the reinforced SHAMAN AIR.
Negros Oriental chapter president of the Samahang Basketbol Ng Pilipinas (SBP) coach Glenn Serion said the basketball games is a follow up to the recently successful conclusion of the DLSU-Archers and USC-Warriors invitational games held on March 6 to 7, this year at the same venue.
” The SBP –NegOr chapter in a joint efforts with the provincial government intends to bring to top caliber basketball games for the purpose of showcasing outstanding basketball games to the avid basketball fans of the province and at the same time helping the SBP organization expose its officials and referees in the technical aspects and rudiments of high caliber basketball games,” Serion said.
The goodwill games will start at 5:00 p.m. with a general admission of P99. It will only be available at the gates of Macias Sports Complex prior to game time with two games per day and with the highlight game at 7:00p.m. to be played by the NU-Bulldogs. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental)