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DURHAM CROSSOVER BASKETBALL PARTICIPATES IN THE 2016 NABA INTERCITY TOURNEY IN U.S.



By Dindo Orbeso
Ontario-Canada
September 7, 2016

 
 


Durham Crossover Basketball represented Ajax, Ontario, Canada in the recently concluded 2016 North American Basketball Association (NABA) Inter City Basketball tournament which was held in Pensylvannia, U.S.A. from September 2-5, 2016. 

NABA is now on it's 29th year under the leadership of it's Commissioner - Dr. Ron Damasco and executive officers Dr. Sonny Albano, Larry Albano, Rizza Valera and Edgar Tojino it serves as a largest gathering of basketball players, clubs and afficionados in the United States, Canada and the  United Kingdom. 

The 2016 edition of the basketball tournament was held at Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, Pennsylvania and hosted by Queen Long Island City headed by Mr.David Acevedo. 

A total of 146 basketball teams from 28 cities slugged it out to win the championship in 10 different divisions. 

Ajax Crossover participated on 4 divisions and was a finalist on the Mosquito division. Led by Gabriel Lopez won four games against Toronto, Baltimore, Glendale Heights and New York but lost in the finals against Washington DC. A great achievement indeed for this very young kids most of whom came from the basketball skills program being conducted by Durham Crossover under Coach Mike Cruz and coach Abe Oligane.

Ateneo Men's Team manager Epok Quimpo also graced the event to look for talents available for recruitment for their university. Notable players interviewed and coordinated with Team Canada Crossover Marlyn Cruz were Evyn Santiago from Markham, Andre Cruz and Jared Parkins from Ajax and Brendon Ocampo from New Market.

List of winners are:

Mosquito:
Champion - Washington, DC
Runner up - Ajax

Tykes:
Champion - Washington, DC
Runner up - Queens - Long Island

Bantam:
Champion - New Market
Runner up - North York

Peewee:
Champion - Washington, DC
Runner up - North York

Damsels:
Champion - Washington, DC
Runner up - West Chicago, IL

Juniors:
Champion - Orange County, CA
Runner up - New Market

Juvenile:
Champion - Jersey City, NJ
Runner up - Washington, DC

Collegiate:
Champion - Washington, DC
Runner up - Queens - Long Island

Ladies:
Champion - Jersey City, NJ
Runner up - Toronto

Open:
Champion - Glendale Heights, IL
Runner up - Jersey City, NJ

Seniors:
Champion - Jersey City, NJ
Runner up - Orlando, Fl

Masters:
Champion - Queens - Long Island
Runner up - Washington, DC

Volleyball Men:
Champion - Winnipeg
Runner up - Toronto

Volleyball Ladies
Champion - Queens - Long Island
Runner up - Winnipeg

Volleyball Coed:
Champion - Queens - Long Island
Runner up - Winnipeg

Next years edition will be a huge event as NABA also celebrates its 30th year of existence. It will be hosted by New Jersey and will also be held at Spooky Nook Sports Complex. To all winners and participants congratulations.

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