Baguio City – The University of the Cordilleras (UC) topped half of the 30 events of the 30th Season of the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League (BBEAL) to pocket the overall championship of this year’s hostilities.
UC accumulated 727 points spread over two phases of competitions to nip University of Baguio’s (UB) 663 and Saint Louis University’s (SLU) 569, who had to settle for runner-up honors.
UC’s dominance in the competitions was clearly evident as they also had six second place finishes and five third place finishes. They participated in all but two events, football and boxing, and produced at least a top three finish, except in arnis and swimming.
The Jaguars bannered their victory by wins in men’s basketball and volleyball and second place finishes in the women’s category in both sports.
UB secured wins in 10 events but fell to second place. The Cardinals also got eight second place finishes and four third place finishes.
The Lady Cardinals secured first place in both women’s basketball and volleyball.
SLU got only three first place finishes but managed 14 second place finishes and 11 third place finishes to power their third overall standing.
The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Cavaliers, Benguet State University (BSU) Wild Cats, Cordillera Career Development College (CCDC) Admirals, Kings College of the Philippines (KCP) Lancers, Baguio College of Technology (BCT) Atoms, Pines City Colleges (PCC) Warriors, University of the Philippines-Baguio (UPB) Maroons, and the Baguio Central University (BCU) Eagles round up the order of the standings.
The closing ceremony for this year’s edition was held at the PMA Grandstand last June 9, 2017 where the first ever awarding of the Amalio Lapaz Memorial Over-all Championship Cup was given away.
The Lancers will be hosting next year’s edition.
By: ARMANDO M. BOLISLIS