Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa are inter-hotel champs anew
THE SHANGRI-LA’S Mactan Resort and Spa added another trophy to their case as they captured the championship in the 1st Inter-Hotel Basketball Tournament with an 89-80 win over the Cebu Parklane International Hotel, the other night in Lapu-Lapu City.
Mentored by reigning Jr. NBA Coach of the Year Jed Cabellon, managed by Terrence Perez and powered by a host of former collegiate standouts, Shangri-La just had too much firepower for Parklane to handle to nab their second straight title.
They also won the Hotel Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu (HRRAC) basketball crown last month after beating this very same Parklane team.
Former University of Cebu hotshot Tiyoy Almacin led the team in scoring with 20 points while ex-University of San Jose-Recoletos big man Miguel Tabaloc put up 15. Former University of Cebu center Kenneth Niones chipped in 14 while Lloyd Solis, who was named the tournament MVP, had 10.
Underscoring the team’s incredible depth is the presence of former University of San Carlos Warriors skipper Nico Magat, ex-USJ-R ace Luther Justiniani, ex-University of the Visayas standout Arturo Pepito and former Iloilo Megavoltz forward Roland Panaguiton.
Parklane was by no means, an easy out as they boasted of the likes of former Cesafi studs James Ferraren, Jestoni Casquejo, Paco Delantar, Jerome Silva and Marvin Duran.
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