by ROMEO BRACEROS
Defending champion Ateneo de Davao Univer-sity hopes to successfully defend their title when the 3rd Fil-Oil Flying V Junior Invitational Basketball Tournament gets going today at the Rizal Memorial Colleges (RMC) Gym.
The dream of a repeat will be hard for Ateneo since 12 other top high school teams in Region 11 are set to compete in the tournament organized by the Kilusan at Alyansang Samahan ng mga Manla-laro sa Dabaw (Kasama-Davao).
The rest of the teams who will participate in the tournament sanctioned by Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas are the following: Cor Jesu College (CJC) of Digos, Saint Mary’s College (SMC) of Tagum City, Assumption College of Davao, Holy Child College of Davao, Ford Academy of the Arts, Emar Learning Center, Jose Maria Col-leges, Davao Jones Acade-my, Holy Cross of Davao College, Agro Foundation College of the Philippines, Philippine Women’s Col-lege and Daniel R. Agui-naldo National High School.
The champion in the tournament will get P15,000 and a trophy while the next three placers will go home with P10,000, P5,000 and P3,000 plus trophies. Special prizes will also be given to individual awardees like the most valuable player (MVP), Mythical Five, best coach and best muse.