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littlecrusader1 ONE BIG FIGHT. The Little Crusaders basketball team of Xavier University pose with their coaches during the awarding ceremony. Supplied photo.

CEBU, Philippines — The Little Crusaders basketball team of Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan was named champion during the 2nd All Ateneo Invitational Tournament held at Sacred Heart Cebu - Ateneo de Cebu from January 30 to February 3.

The tournament was participated by Ateneo de Davao, Ateneo de Cebu, Xavier Ateneo, Ateneo de Zamboanga, and Ateneo de Iloilo.

The objective of this annual gathering was to strengthen the camaraderie among Jesuit schools in the Philippines through sports.

This sports gathering was inaugurated last year and was hosted by Ateneo de Davao.

Xavier Ateneo is set to host the third season of the tournament.

Here is the list of players and coaches:


     1. Pajo, Agustine S

     2. Serra, Joseph Adrian A  

     3. Hassan, Raffy M

     4. Villena, Julius Jadz

     5. Racines, Vinn Anderson P

     6. Tirona, Mariano Aiden A

     7. Baiño, Ian Dominic C

     8. Pelaez, Amarion Roy

     9. Roque, Zander C

     10. Mangubat, Ralm Jared

     11. Ilisan, Robert Rhanz

     12. Masiba, Edward Thedore D  

     13. Calingin, Kalen Matthew C

     14. Cid, Lorenzo P

     15. Macaleese, Gregory James


1. Velez, Mariano III

2. Villapaz, Arnel

3. Bongbong, Jobie