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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesMonday, February 27, 2012

ButtonSJI keeps 10-Under title
ButtonBacoleña shuttler 87th NCAA MVP
ButtonUNO-R, FS Thunderbirds secure semis seat in TKP

SJI keeps 10-Under title

St. John’s Institute scored a 5-peat record as it retained its NOPSSCEA 10-Under basketball title by defeating Trinity Christian School, 81-60, at West Negros University Gym in Bacolod City, Saturday.

Daniel Coo led the young Johnians with 15 points, while four other SJI players scored in double figures -- Kurt Coloso with 13 points, Kyan Andrade 12, Vinny Vasquez and Miguel Sarmiento with 10 points each.

Jeremiah Castro finished with a game-high 22 points, while Kenn Joseph Ong delivered 10 points to steer Trinity to its best finish in the tournament.

Bacoleña shuttler

From winning gold medals for her alma mater, Trinity Christian, and home province Negros Occidental in the Palarong Pambansa, Nikki Therese Servando continues to make waves in the badminton collegiate scene. Recently she bagged the Most Valuable Player award in the 87th National Collegiate Athletic Association badminton tournament.

A freshman culinary student of De La Salle College of St. Benilde, Servando beat Johanna Rose Aganinta of Emilio Aguinaldo College in the NCAA ladies singles final, 21-2, 21-6 to claim the championship.

UNO-R, FS Thunderbirds
secure semis seat in TKP

University of Negros Occidental Polvora’s Law Office and Fil-Sino Thunderbirds won in the quarterfinals of the 12th Tan Kek Pin Memorial Basketball Cup at Bacolod Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym.

Ranked No. 5 going into the quarterfinals, UNO-R ousted No. 4 Rogers Province of Negros Occidental from contention with a surprising 91-75 victory, while No. 6 Fil-Sino scrambled past No. 3 Talisay City, 103-101, to force a rubber match that is being played as of presstime.