Philippine Batang Q8 Team bags second place in Inter GCC U17 Basketball competition

Batang Q8 Team recently won second place in the recent Inter GCC U17 held in Dubai against other competing teams from different Gulf countries.

The teen team was formed seven months ago by a coach Noel Espinosa of Phil. Amateur Basketball League in Kuwait (PABLIK) and composed of students between the ages 17 years and below, grades 12, 11 and 10 from the two Philippine schools in Kuwait namely NKPIS and PIES. The basketball competition was the first InterGCC Basketball Junior League, and the Kuwait team was fully supported by their parents and the Embassy of the Philippines in Kuwait. Dubai team bagged the major prize and third place went to the team from Bahrain. Among the Mythical Five included Michal Mills from Kuwait.

Batang Q8 team is composed of 14 players, 3 coaches and a team photographer. Team was made up of Shawan Jacob Buban, Michael Lee Mills Jr., Christopher Jay Mills, Carl Francis Gulane, Charles Joseph Caranza, John Jerick Agapito, Joshua Miguel Cosejo, Francis Ponciano Lopez, Fronzy Bryant Lopez, Christopher Benedict laming, John Rodolf Sidley, Jethro Aldrich Celimen and Troy Tinio, Head Coach Noel Espinosa with coaches Coach Borj Alisbo and Coach Juvil Serdena and team photographer Ada Roa

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Ricky Laxa
Staff Writer