The Ateneo Blue Eaglets salvaged some Katipunan pride when they beat the DLSZ Junior Archers 73-64 in the Fil Oil Juniors Tournament. Quite honestly, that win showed a bad side to the Ateneo Juniors squad. They have a propensity to rack up huge leads -- thanks to their full court pressing defense -- then eventually falter down the stretch. Even when Joshua Webb was with DLSZ, Ateneo had the same problem.
The AHS team still has Kiefer Ravena who scored 31 points and Von Pessumal who added 18. Keifer nearly slammed home the ball on the break but was fouled (the ball rimmed out). Joining them in the starting unit are U18 teamer Paolo Romero, Lambert Tenorio (LA's younger bro), and Jay Javelosa. If you've watching games by our grade school teams you'll know that Javelosa is a very good basketball player. Although he did seem a little lost or awkward in his first Juniors game. He used to run the point in grade school but because of his height (is he 6'3" or 6'4"?), he had to play center.
Also making it to the team is the third of the Gamboa brothers (the kids of former Blue Eagle Jojo Gamboa), Mark. I'm sure you remember Mike who used to play for UP and Kevin who is in Ateneo Team B. Also in the Juniors line up is Jedd Austria, Bacon's younger brother. And there's Mio Puno, the son of former Blue Eaglet captain Nolet Puno. And Chuckie Dumrique is still around as well.
The DLSZ Junior Archers have some pretty tall but still awkward players. Glenn Capacio's other son Mykee is on this team. Keepers on their team are Jonathan Caluglug who is in the mold of a Joshua Webb and Alex Torres, an inside player.
Since we're on the topic of Juniors players, check out the Letran Squires Mark Cruz. He is an awesome player just like his older brother Marvin who once played for the UP Maroons.