TACLOBAN CITY – The Samar State University (SSU) Deer emerged victorious in the championship battle against the Southern Leyte State University (SLSU) at the Eastern Visayas Collegiate Athletic Association Season 2.
SSU proves their superiority over SLSU with their 89 points making it difficult for Kingfisher to overtake the lead of the Deer ballers and settle with 71 points during the championship battle at the Tacloban Astrodome on Sunday (Nov 12).
Rogelio Tolipas Jr., was awarded the best player of the game award for his 22 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists.
He was SSU’s most valuable asset in the game that resulted for their team to be proclaimed as EVCAA Season 2 champions. He was also awarded as defensive player of the game.
As EVCCA Season 2 champion, SSU won P100, 000 cash prize, medals, and a trophy.
These were handed over to them by Commission on Higher Education chief education program specialist, Engr. Socorro Q. Ramos; chief administrative officer, Marcelo M. Uy; deputy secretary general for operations of Tingog party-list, Jonathan Calvara;and and EVCAA Commissioner Julius Ross Abuda Lacaba.
Chosen for the EVCAA Season 2 Mythical 5 were Tolipas and his brother Aj, along with SLSU Kingfishers Melvin Malatag, EVSU Eagles, Jose Maraviles, and NwSSU Lions, Hanson Menterola.
Menterola was also awarded as the EVCAA Season 2 most valuable player.
Meanwhile, Arron Espinas from the Mighty SLSU Kingfishers was awarded as EVCAA Season 2 Coach of the Year award.
(ROEL T. AMAZONA)