Ateneo places 2nd in PAYA Aspirants Basketball Tourney

October 25, 2018
By: 
Brick Dava and Ramy Tanjuatco

(FRONT ROW from left) Bien Alfonso Q. Katigbac, Carlo Javier A. Sanchez, Marco Iñigo Domingo F. Fragada, Luis Gabriel A. Basilio, Charles Miguel M. Litang, Jake Madamba, Ramy Tanjuatco, Mark Allistaire Pastrana, Luigi de Leon; (SECOND ROW STANDING from left) Coach Homer Bautista,  Cedric Luis M. Litang, Andrew Pacheco, Earl Tañedo, Gio Miguel Franco A. Sykioco (L9-Favre), Polo Dava, Ethan Nepomuceno, Miguel Casais, Jan Michael C. Cataluña, Enzo Buenaseda, Head Coach PJ Navarro.

Team Ateneo finished the PAYA Aspirants basketball tournament in 2nd place, behind champion Xavier in the recently-concluded tournament. The blue and white had a 5-2 record, notching wins against Claret, Lourdes Quezon City, Colegio San Agustin, La Salle Greenhills and Diliman Preparatory School. Its losses were to NJHS and eventual champion Xavier.

The Ateneo PAYA Aspirants team is comprised of Bien Alfonso Q. Katigbac (L9-Fernandes), Carlo Javier A. Sanchez (L9-Fenwick), Marco Iñigo Domingo F. Fragada (L10-Ferreres), Luis Gabriel A. Basilio (M9 Lewis), Charles Miguel M. Litang (P10-Zuraire), Jake Madamba (C10-Chabanel), Ramy Tanjuatco (C10-Berthieu), Mark Allistaire Pastrana (P10-Whitbread), Luigi de Leon (P9-Sitjar), Coach Homer Bautista, Cedric Luis M. Litang (M9-Lewis), Andrew Pacheco (M10-Pacheco), Earl Tañedo (L10-Garate), Gio Miguel Franco A. Sykioco (L9-Favre), Polo Dava (C10-Berthieu), Ethan Nepomuceno (C10-Briant), Miguel Casais (L10-Garnier), Jan Michael C. Cataluña (C10-Canisius), and Enzo Buenaseda (L10-Garate). PJ Navarro is the team's head coach while Dodie Del Mundo and Homer Bautista are its assistant coaches.