Meet Aloha Marie Betano of Region 10 CDO

This 16-year old lass hails from Bukidnon was huge during their run to
the SBP 3×3 Under-16 Pambansang Tatluhan at the Harrison Plaza in
Manila from October 20-21.

In the finals, she helped put the clamps on Charity Grace Gicana, the
high scoring player from Bacolod.

“Malaking karangalan ito na manalo yung region namin,” said Betano.
“Malaki rin bagay ito para sa women’s basketball sa lugar namin at
sana maka-inspire ito para sa mga ibang kababaihan.”

Throughout the entire two-day tournament, Betano was steady in her
scoring. When asked how she managed it, she said, “Tamang pahinga lang
after every game. Tapos drive lang sa loob at kumuha ng pulso mo sa
labas mula sa free throw line. Kasi pagtira ka ng tira sa labas tapos
mintis, bababa yung kumpiyansa mo. So balanse lang dapat.”

Aloha hopes that he strong play will get her a chance to play in
Manila and for a UAAP school. “Kaya pinagbubutihan ko paglalaro at
pagaaral ko.”