Delivering the killer blows down the stretch, Iloilo Giants snatched the championship title in the 2024 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet secondary boys basketball tournament at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School Gym. 

Amassing a triple-double of 36 points, 14 rebounds, and 13 assists to go with six steals Jid Locsin continued his dominant performance for the Giants, beating archival Negros Occidental, 104-87.

The Vincent Conlu-mentored Ilonggos also dominated the qualifying tournament which earned them the right to represent the Western Visayas in the Palarong Pambansa in Cebu City.

Aside from Locsin, also part of the Giants secondary boys squad are Rymanuel Montinola, Henry Angelo Penafiel, Honorio Murillo, Amiel Dominic Dema-ala, Rean Matillano, Wesley Lana, Glenn Pol Sucro, John Irvin Sitchon, Dave Matthew Recodo, Jann Francis Barcellano, and Chris John Cabrales.

Meanwhile, Negros Occidental claimed the championship and Palarong Pambansa slot after beating Iloilo in the finals of the secondary girls basketball. Aklan, on the other hand, bagged the bronze medal.

Meanwhile, Iloilo Giants secondary girls 3×3 basketball team emerged as champions following a dominant 21-10 victory over Aklan in the gold medal match at the same venue.

Represented by Iloilo City National High School, the team, coached by Mycah Beltran and Sharina Padilla is composed of Angelie del Pilar, Paula Bianca Bronzal, Lean Tono, and Felipa Servano.IMT Sports

Photo by Stephen Tan