The UB Cardinals hold the championship trophy after the game. Photo courtesy of Jean Nicole Cortes
The University of Baguio (UB) Cardinals are BBEAL Season 32 men’s basketball champions.
The Cardinals defeated Saint Louis University (SLU) Navigators in the second game of the best-of-three finals series held last Nov. 30 at the SLU Prince Bernard Gym, 84-78.
The UB Cardinals placed an end to the Jaguars’ (University of the Cordilleras) back-to-back reign as they reclaimed the men’s basketball title in the recently concluded finals.
The final game was top-scored by John Eric Victorio with 16 points, along with Libert Beejay Caccam and Vince Ahron Sibbaluca who finished the game with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Despite a close match, the UB Cardinals have steadily proven themselves throughout the season to finish victoriously.
BBEAL, or the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League, is the biggest collegiate sports league in Northern Luzon. – Kali Yantrel Martin