October 8, 2023 (10:06 AM)

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The Accountancy (ACC) Griffins and School of Nursing (SON) Panthers dominated the ball court as they bagged the championship for men’s and women’s categories, respectively, during the recently concluded Palarong Atenista 2023 3×3 Basketball matchups.

Undefeated Griffins swept the tournament, beating the SON Panthers, who also kept a clean record going into the championships in the Men’s Division,14-6.

ACC Team Captain Jed Delos Santos shared that teamwork, determination, and the drive to succeed for the cluster was the catalyst for such a feat.

“..Also trust, because even if we did not have time to practice for the 3×3 men’s basketball, we just had to trust each other. And that is what I think led us to win the championship,” he told Atenews.

On the other hand, Panthers’ Captain Paolo Antonio expressed that their team came short when it came to preparing for the 3×3 event but still came triumphantly far into the championships.

“Biggest struggle for me is yung pagod since we don’t have the privilege to practice 4-5 times a week. We can only practice on Saturdays after our duty, so that was the struggle for us,” Antonio said.

However, the SON team showers their gratitude towards the Panthers supporters and wishes for their continued support in other events.

The Bronze battle was between the School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA) Tigers and Natural Sciences and Mathematics x School of Education x Humanities and Letters (NSM x SOE x HUMLET) Pegasus, wherein the Tigers nabbed 3rd in the tournament with a 21-14 win.

Meanwhile, for the Women’s division, SON Panthers outplayed the Business and Management (B&M) Vipers for the gold, 14-6.

Despite falling short against the Vipers in the eliminations, the Panthers pounced for a quick comeback in the championships.

Panthers’ Dara Llamas admitted that during the first few games, they lacked chemistry and had to improve their communication inside the court.

When asked about their strengths as a team, she noted, “Identification and discussion of errors, and improving together.”

They also highlighted that their efficient and solid defense against the other team, along with the support from fellow Panthers, boosted their morale to secure the games.

B&M Vipers’ Captain Ashley Mata also mentioned in an interview with Atenews, that their outside shooting fell short, giving an open Achilles’ heel against the SON Panthers.

“..I guess we fell short in outside shooting, I have to say, I commend Nursing. Sobrang ganda ng outside shooting nila, so congratulations to them as well.. But still a great game and we did our best. Everyone did their best naman,” she said.

NSM x SOE x HUMLET Pegasus defeated the School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA) Tigers during the tight battle for 3rd, 6-5.

The tournament was held on October 1 at the Martin Hall.

End the silence of the gagged!

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