Saturday, August 17, 2013

Kagay-an Festival 2013: PBA Legends Basketball Game

Former Basketball Players from the Philippines Basketball Association visited Cagayan de Oro City for a goodwill game at Xavier University Gym. The game was held on 17 August 2013 and started at about 6 p.m. The lineup of PBA legends from Manila included former Philippine national basketball team stalwarts such as the 7’2” E.J. Feihl, Jerry CodiƱera, Bal David, Marlou Aquino, Kenneth Duremdes, Rey Evangelista, Noli  locsin, Bong Hawkins and Rodney Santos. Congressman Klarex Uy of the first district of the City tossed the ball for the opening of the game.

The PBA legends played as two teams competing against each other. They were beefed up with local basketball players that included Mayor Oscar Moreno and his son. One team of the PBA legends and their local supporting players wore blue uniforms while the other team had white.

Despite their inactivity from the professional basketball league, the legends still showed the brilliance that made them the darling of the basketball fans throughout the country for many years. They wowed the spectators with their skills in passing and dribbling the ball and in rebounding, laying up, dunking the ball through the ring and in shooting three points.

The two teams were evenly matched so that the score was seesawing in favor of either team in the course of the game. The game ended with a score of 121 to 119 in favor of the blue team.

The PBA Legends Basketball Game is one of the core activities of the Kagay-an Festival 2013.