Pajo captures Lapu-Lapu title in NBTC qualifiers

Jonas Panerio

PAJO National High School captured the Lapu-Lapu City Qualifier title in the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) after defeating Nemesio Epifania Taneo Memorial High School (NETMHS), 80-65, in the finals on Sunday, January 12, 2020.

Christian Atamosa was adjudged as the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player as he led Pajo to the title, and most importantly, helped his team earn a spot in the regional finals on January 25, 2020 in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

The win completed an undefeated run throughout the tournament for Pajo, which beat five different teams to capture the championship. They bested Benthel Asia, 68-61, in the semifinals to book a spot in the final round.

NETMHS, meanwhile, ousted Santa Rosa National High School, 61-52, in their own semifinals encounter, to book their ticket opposite Pajo.

The tournament is being backed by SM, Chooks-to-Go, Darlington, Vivo, Phoenix Pulse, Gatorade, ESPN5, Cignal, 5Plus, One Sports, Molten, Go for Gold and the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.