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PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NEUST Phoenixes grabs 1st provincial basketball Championship

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, Jan. 25 (PIA) -- Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology (NEUST) Phoenixes ruled over the Nueva Ecija Collegiate Basketball League (NECBL) in the first season championship.

The Phoenixes took home a trophy and P50,000 cash prize after crushing the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) Green Cobras, with scores 66-59.

Phoenix star player Alvin Cabigting was declared the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the league and won a trophy and cash worth P10,000.

He completed the league’s mythical five with Emil Renze Palma and Manny Julian, Jr. from the Phoenix and Edrian Gallardo and Alex Lee from Green Corbra.

Each one of them received a medal and P3,000.

Green Cobras landed second place, earning a trophy and P30,000 cash.

Meanwhile, the provincial government sets some plans to boosts the program for the next season of NECBL. The league will hit the court again on August.

The league is a youth and sports development project developed by the provincial government headed by Governor Oyie Umali with Vice Governor GP Padiernos, Congresswoman Cherry Umali and Board Member Anthony Umali. (WLB/CN/PIA-3)

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