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SU Basketball teams bag awards in UniGames 2017

Chrisse Martha B. Gillesania | News Writer

The Silliman University (SU) Stallions basketball men and women placed fourth and third respectively in the 22nd Philippine University Games (UniGames) in Dumaguete City.

Stallions bested seven other teams in Basketball men, finishing off in the fourth place following Rizal Technological University (RTU) (1st place), Systems Technology Institute – West Negros University (STI – WNU) (2nd place), and Hercor College (HC) (3rd place).

On the other hand, SU basketball women garnered the third place out of three contenders. Rizal Technological University (RTU) bagged 1st place, followed by Negros Oriental State University (NORSU).

Meanwhile, SU also sent contestants for Volleyball Men and Women. However, both teams only managed to reach the elimination round of the competition.

Dionisio Pinero, head of the Department of Physical Education and Athletics, said the department is very proud of those who participated in the UniGames this year.

“It is not only that you excel in one area but both—you excel in academics and also as student varsity athletes,” he shared.

This year, Unigames was consisted of nine sports disciplines, namely, Volley Ball, Tae Kwon Do, Table Tennis, Sepak Takraw, Football, Chess, Beach Volley Ball, Basketball,
and Athletics.

Unigames is a national sports competition held annually and is organized by UniGames, Incorporated.

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