NCF Tigers show ACC Green Serpents exit, seal four-peat champs


Author: B.Y. Bacus

Date: December 5, 2022
๐—œ๐—–๐—ฌ๐— ๐—œ | ๐—ก๐—–๐—™ ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—”๐—–๐—– ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ถ๐˜, ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ-๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐˜€
Sealing with a 7-point lead, Naga College Foundation, Inc. (NCF) Tigers obscure the vision of Amando Cope College (ACC) Green Serpents to steal the season’s championship in the Finals Game 2 of the Bicol Universities and College Athletic League (BUCAL) men’s basketball tournament (seniors division) on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at the University of Nueva Caceres (UNC) Sports Palace, 70-63.
With an outstanding winning streakโ€” without any record of defeat in the fourth season of BUCAL, NCF Tigers men’s basketball remains unrivaled for four seasons in a rowโ€” since the instigation of BUCAL in 2017.
Despite the quick and established offenses of ACC Green Serpents in the entire knockout match, NCF Tigers appeared unbothered as the team set their strategic plays, propelled treys, erased the lead, and continuously went ahead.
Medwin Donn D. Ariate, NCF Tigers’ point guard, recorded 18 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and 6 steals, making him the Best Player of the Game and the final’s Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Being in a state of euphoria, Ariate said, in an interview, that the championship victory is his favorite moment of the season wherein “Worth it lahat ng pagod namin, ‘yung sacrifices namin every training… Sobrang tamis ng panalong ito.”
As articulated in his Facebook post, Ariate committed to “continue to strive more and learn more” as it serves as an “honor” for him to represent the institution in the hard court.
Meanwhile, Genesis “Coach Momo” Molto, Jr., the winning coach, uttered in an interview that as a means to thank the institution for its overwhelming support, “There’s no reason for us to disappoint the NCF.”
When asked about the difference between the victory of NCF Tigers in BUCAL in other triumphs he experienced in his 25-year coaching career in basketball, Molto said, “Malaking bagayโ€” this is the first BUCAL season after pandemic… Tayo pa rin ang champion, from pre-pandemic to post-pandemic.
In his Facebook post, Molto wrote, “I’m officially welcoming myself to the Home of the Champions… I can humbly say that I truly belong now.”
Furthermore, Alexander A. Lim, Tigers’ captain ball and point guard, Rufino B. Sablaon III, shooting guard, and Ariate were included in the roster of the best 15 players of the season.
Along with the entire tigers’ fans and families, Mr. Mario C. Villanueva, NCF President, Ms. Teenarose O. Castroverde, Vice President for Administrative and Institutional Affairs, Dr. Aida P. Osea, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ms. Sheila E. Balid-Bordado, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mr. Al-Noel Asis, Assistant Vice President for Basic Education, Mr. Rolly Villadarez, Finance Manager, Mr. Roel R. Rosales, Sports Director, and the other members of the academic council and administrative division were all seen supporting the team in the hard court.


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