MANILA, Philippines - Ateneo de Davao University and Holy Child College of Davao defeated separate rivals in the finals to rule the Mindanao regional championship of the MILO-sponsored 2012 BEST (Basketball Efficiency Scientific Training) Center Small Basketeers of the Philippines- Passerelle twin tournament held over the weekend at the Goldstar Gym in Davao City.
The winning teams will also represent Mindanao in the SBPPasserelle national finals on Dec. 2 in Roxas City. They will be joined by the NCR champions La Salle Greenhills.
Ateneo outplayed Corpus Christi School of Cagayan de Oro City, 64-59, to claim the SBP crown and Holy Child defeated Claret School of Zamboanga City, 64-53, to top the Passerelle division.
Lawrence Angeles scored 11 of his team-high 13 points in the first quarter to lead Ateneo to an early 20-5 lead in the SBP tournament for 9-11 years old.