A dozen high school teams start their basketball journey when the SeaOil-National Basketball Training Center Elite League opens November 16 at the West Negros University gym, a press release from the league said.
Opening ceremony is at 7:30 a.m., followed by a match between Bacolod Christian College of Negros and Trinity Christian School. St. Benilde School and Mansilingan Christian Academy will test each other next, while Living Heritage Christian Academy will face St. Joseph School-La Salle.
Tangub Christian Academy and Bacolod Tay Tung High School complete the quadruple-header for the developmental annual tournament designed for those born January 1, l996 and beyond, the press release said.
Teams are divided into two brackets and will play in a single round robin elimination.
The top two squads from each bracket will advance to the crossover semifinals. Winners will then dispute the NBTC title in a best-of-three final series, with the champion earning the right to represent Bacolod in the national finals in Manila on March 6-9, 2014.
Games will be played on weekends and holidays only, according to commissioner Jake Azucena.
Lumped in Bracket A are BCCN, SJS-LS, TCS, LHCA, West Negros University and St. John’s Institute; and Bracket B includes BTTHS, TCA, MCA, SBS, University of St. La Salle Integrated School and University of Negros Occidental.*
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