MISSION accomplished for Diliman College.
Diliman brought down NCAA champion San Beda College, 58-53, to complete back-to-back
championships in the Father Martin Cup basketball tournament at the SBC gym in Manila.
Rickson Gerero, Joseph Brutas and import Adama Diakhite stood at the helm of the victory for
the Blue Dragons, who kept their composure during the tensely-fought battle against the Red Lions.
Gerero finished with 12 points while Brutas and Diakhite added 11 points apiece for the Quezon
City-based team of former PBA player-turned-coach Rensy Bajar.
“Thank God for another championship for our team. We bring back the glory to Him,” said
“Like in all our championships, I credit the players for believing in themselves and our
system, which we have patiently developed thru the years. The players worked very hard, to achieve our
goals,” added Bajar.
“We played as a team on both offense and most especially in our defense throughout the game. We
know San Beda is a champion team so I told them to just give their best shot for this dream game.
Rickson and Joseph carried us today.”
Overall, it was the fifth championships for the Blue Dragons this year.
Under Bajar, Diliman also captured the titles in the Fr. Martin’s Cup against PBA D-League
member Centro Escolar University; Youth Basketball Cup 25-under against Our Lady of Fatima University,
UCBL Summer League against Olivarez College and UiTM-Malaysia tournament against University of
The Blue Dragons also finished runner-ip against Adamson University in the Fr. Maryin’s Cup 1
Diliman is also currently competing in the UCBL tournament.
Bajar attributed the team’s success to the support of Diliman College president former Sen.
Nikki Coseteng and team manager Jerome Ngo and assistant team manager Wilson Sia of Gerry’s Grill.
Bajar also lauded RB Sports and Apparel.