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South favored to win NBC All-Star tilt

Games Today (University of Baguio gym)
7 a.m.–Basketball clinic (7-16 years old)
3 p.m.–Local championship

(skills competition)

5 p.m.–NBC Shoot/slam Dunk finals
7 p.m.–All-Star Game

BAGUIO CITY—The South Selection of the former Philippine Basketball Association hotshot Al Solis is slightly favored over the North squad when they clash at 7 p.m. Saturday in the National Basketball Conference (NBC) All-Star game at the University of Baguio gym here.


Preseason Most Valuable Player Chico Lanete, former pro Ruben dela Rosa, Ardy Larong and ex-National University Bulldog Alfie Grijaldo—all of Tribu Sugbu—will banner the South team.

The other players are Iloilo’s Carlos Sayon Jr. and Francis Sanz, Ozamiz Cotta’s Egay Echavez, Cagayan de Oro Stars’ Jayson Alfeche and Julius Navales and Tribu Sugbu’s Marlon Piodo.

Piodo replaced Marlon Basco of Ozamiz, who was recalled by Ginebra San Miguel to its camp for the PBA All-Filipino Conference.

Coach Nap Garcia’s North squad will be composed of Jun Balares, Melvin Fontanilla, Obet Giron, Edbert Ton and Efren Valdes of the Baguio Cardinals, Forward Taguig’s Jimboy Robillos and Ogie Gumatay, Batangas 29ers Sonny Manucat and Harold Sta. Cru and Laguna Spring’s MC Caceres.

The NBC All-Star Weekend is sponsored by Baguio Country Club, Concorde Hotel, Gatorade, Gerry’s Grill, Chi’s Fastfood, Tokyo Tokyo, Four Bar, Angle’s Bar, Fillers Bar and Bee-hive Bar.

A cage clinic for 7 to 16 years old will kick off the day’s program at 7 a.m. The finals of the slamdunk and shootout contests will precede the North-South battle.

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