During the last Vision Compass 2010, there were a lot of good basketball players that played for the four competing teams. The Champion team was led by one of the executives of STI ESG John Tubongbanua whose defense gave the other teams nightmares. From those four teams was born the STI ESG basketball team that will compete in the YOSI TANCO Basketball tournament.
Mitch Bacaron with an
acrobatic lay up
The players picked were Jerry Aberia, Alvin Albuero, Mitch Bacaron, Raymond Cabasis, Cyril Cunanan, Stanley Dimain, Peter Fernandez, Wayne Guamos, Jim Hernandez, Joel Joya, John Ray Labergue, Velmer delos Santos, Joel Santos, Joel Sena and Team manager John Tubongbanua. This group is a good one and could have been better five years ago when PKF and JBT were still at their prime.
PKF on the free throw line
I was originally part of the team, but since I was the organizer of the tournament I begged off since it would be conflict of interest running the league and then playing for one team. I just told the team manager that if we get a chance to have a successful tournament then we will have a another host and just help them run the league next year.
Joel Joya on the drive
The first game of the team was a heart breaker. Five members were immediately unavailable because they were scheduled for work on that Saturday morning. The five players were also vital cogs of the team. In the end, Team STI lost steam against the taller, quicker and more conditioned Asian terminal team. From a close 1st half, the ATI team rampaged past the STI Team and won 78 - 62. It was a sorry loss for the team. Hope that they pick up the pieces and work it out for a slot in the top 4. Next game is against Philfirst on July 5, 2010.
Mitch Bacaron on the drive