Philippines wins 1st IBF Youth Leaders Cup Champs

The Philippines, represented by Nazareth School of National
University, won the first ever International basketball Foundation 3×3
mixed Under-18 tournament in Bali, Indonesia.

The International Basketball Foundation invited 15 youth leaders from
Southeast Asia and the Pacific region to a leadership training program
in June 2018. The leaders were tasked to initial a Basketball for Good
project in their own country. Basketball for Good is a campaign to
address social issues and encourage the achievement of the United
Nation’s sustainable goals through basketball.

The classes were supervised by Mithoko Madonda, former captain of the
South African national team. IBF’s representative TJ Bullock, FIBA
Oceania Director David Crocker, and IBF President and Royal Prince of
Qatar Sheikh Saud Ali Al-Thani monitored the classes.

A 3×3 tournament was organized and it was unique as it was a mixed
Under-18 squad.

The Philippines was represented by Karl Kevin Quiambao, Dominic
Dayrit, Noemi Ayenga, and Kent Jane Pastrana.

Related Philippine representative, Amanda Alejandrino, the Philippines
defeated Guam by one point in the quarterfinals with Dayrit hitting
the game winner. In the semi-finals, the team played Papua New Guinea
and the result was a one-point win. In the finals, the Philippines
played Singapore where the Filipinos won by six points.