PBBL-Western Union Cup Season 9 opens
March 20 - 26, 2014 by Kabayan Andrei Avila (Kabayan Weekly)
Dubai- 21 teams from three different divisions have joined the much awaited opening of the 2014 Pinoy Big brother Basketball League-Western Union Cup Season 9 last 14th of March at Asmaa Gym, Al Twar 3.
League commissioners Marlon Martinez and Alwyn Flores along with SBP referees in UAE welcomed all basketball enthusiasts on their 9th season with the support from major sponsors Western Union and Philippine Tailoring-Sharjah.
Technical head Arnel Fernandez and Rosie Punzalan Aquino made the opening remarks and ensured the fans that this season will be bigger and much more exciting.
In the opening match, two of the strongest contenders in the Midget division, Shotters Team and Philippine Tailoring battled neck and neck to the first three quarters of the game but it was the stellar performance of PT point guard Jong Montecillo who made 14 points in the fourth quarter to seal their first win of the season with a 91-83 victory.
"We missed a lot of easy shots and lost our composure," Shotters coach Paul Antonio expressed after the game after losing to PT team.
1) 10:00-11:15: P.Phytons VS Pitbull JR
2) 11:15-12:30: Panaderia VS CFC
3) 12:30-13:45: Physioworx VS Exodus
4) 13:45-15:00: LPS VS McFearin
5) 15:00-16:15: Anthony VS Mediacom
6) 16:15-17:30: McFearin SR West-V
7) 17:30-18:45: Blades VS Minions