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Himamaylan vs. Hinigaran
in Under-24 basketball tiff

BY NIDA BUENAFE

Carrying an identical 4-1 win-loss card, the Himamaylan and Hinigaran Under-24 basketball squads will try to demolish each other today for a twice-to-beat advantage in the finals of the 1st Cong. Arroyo 5th District Summer Games ’09.

Set at 3 p.m., the game will be played at the homecourt of the Hinigaran quintet.

Himamaylan is set to avenge its loss to Hinigaran in their previous encounter during the eliminations.

No. 3 Binalbagan and No. 4-ranked Moises Padila will have a face off at 10:30 a.m. with the winner taking on the Hinigaran-Himamaylan loser.

Also getting ready for the championship round are the 12 pairs of boxing finalists who will vie for the title in their respective weight division on May 20 in Binalbagan.

The bouts will be supervised by tournament director Arnaldo “Nonoy” Quiatchon and overall coordinator Boy Duran from the office of Rep. Arroyo.

In volleyball, Binalbagan Under-24 lady spikers and Hinigaran Under-17 girls’ team held off their counterparts from Himamaylan in  contrasting fashion to capture the championship crown in their best-of-five series.

Binalbagan prevailed over Himamaylan, 25-16, 25-23, 22-25, 25-16 in the final game while Hinigaran needed five sets to beat Himamaylan’s Under-17 team, 14-25, 25-14, 20-25, 25-9, 16-14.

The sports extravaganza, sponsored by the congressional office of Rep. Arroyo tapped the participation of localities in the fifth district -- Himamaylan City, Isabela, La Castellana, Moises Padilla, Hinigaran and Binalbagan.

The participating LGUs are contesting the titles in Under-24 and Under-17 basketball and volleyball, and Under-17 and Under-21 boxing.*NAB

 

 

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