cdn mobile

Magis Eagles now in Manila to start NBTC campaign 

By: Glendale G. Rosal - CDN Digital Correspondent | March 17,2024 - 07:48 PM

NBTC Magis Eagles

The SHS-AdC Magis Eagles team poses for a group photo at the MCIA before flying to Manila. | Photo from Rommel Rasmo’s Facebook page

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu’s Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu (SHS-AdC) Magis Eagles will start their redemption journey in the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) National Finals on Monday, March 18, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. 

The Magis Eagles are now in Manila to redeem themselves following last year’s classic double-overtime loss, 90-91, to the National University (NU) Nazareth Bullpups in the semifinals. 

ALSO READ: Magis Eagles exit NBTC natl. finals vs. NU-Nazareth Bullpups in grueling 2 OT semifinals loss

They are as motivated as last year with team captain and Ateneo Blue Eagles commit Jared Bahay leading them in his final year with the Magis Eagles. 

Bahay, the No. 1 player in the NBTC, will be backed by fellow highly-ranked player Jelo Mar Rota, Alden Paul Cainglet, Josh Rizald Dacalos, Josh Go, Lars Fjellvang, Iven Hoffer Cardenas, Jed Asis, Nikolas Yu, Xeemon Cuyos, Froilan Maglasang, and Fourth Teruel.

ALSO READ: Bahay is NBTC’s back-to-back No. 1 HS cager

Multi-titled head coach Rommel Rasmo will be calling the shots on the sideline along with assistant coaches Francis Auquico and Eyu Abellanosa, and their team physical therapist Neil Buot.

A familiar face, Jed Cedrick Colonia, is also joining the Magis Eagles coaching staff. Colonia won the 2015 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (Cesafi) “Most Valuable Player” award in their three-peat win. 

ALSO READ: Magis Eagles get second win in NBTC finals tournament

The Magis Eagles will face 1San Rafael Bulacan at 8 a.m. on Monday for the seeding round. 

On Tuesday, they will take on the National Capital Region (NCR) champion at 2 p.m. at the One E Com sports complex for the round of 32. 

Besides SHS-AdC, another Cebu squad, Team Khalifa, will also compete in the national finals along with other Visayas qualified teams in SRIC-Elite Lab of Iloilo, Dumaguete’s UNBL-Don Bosco, and Central Negros’ Trinity-Davis Paint/El Tzino. 

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: basketball, Magis Eagles, NBTC National Finals

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.