Cloudfone Marikina Shoelanders claimed MBT Title

Cloudfone, the mobile and tablet brand of the Cellprime Group believes in fulfilling and supporting young basketball athletes unleash their full potential inside the court.  Recently, Metro Basketball Tournament and the rest of the 18 Division teams recently gave an end to the two-month basketball series of Division I Metroleague Championship held at the San Andres Gym. The Cloudfone Marikina Shoelanders went to the extreme just to make it to the finals and was later declared as the Finals Champion when they went against the Parañaque Green Berets.

“These kids showed exemplified talents and skills in this year’s Metro Basketball Tournament. Cloudfone is proud that we have chosen the best team to represent us in this league. Other than partnering with some of the thought leaders in the industry, Cloudfone also believes in the capabilities of the youth. That’s why we’re happy to be part of their journey and we congratulate them for an awesome job.” Eric S. Yu, Cellprime Group CEO said.

The two-month basketball league was comprised of players from different parts of the metro which was divided into three groups namely the North, Central and South side Division who altogether gave fire and action to the series of basketball happenings. Indeed, true basketball skills were showcased all throughout the game’s league.

Cloudfone Marikina Shoelanders

As part of the game selection, Cloudfone Marikina Shoelanders also battled against the Cherry Mobile Manila All Stars before they advanced it to the finals. The two teams flared up the court but only one awesome team made it to the championship. The Cloudfone Marikina Shoelanders after successfully winning against Manila All Star completely owned the championship card when they beat the Parañaque Green Berets with a winning score of 64-60.

Players together with coaches

At the end, Felix John Villarente led the Marikina team and blazed with striking 16 points, six rebounds, seven assists and one steal. He was also part of the mythical five together with another Cloudfone player, Zeller.

Overall, the Cloudfone Marikina Team owned the championship trophy for this year’s Metro Basketball Tournament. The awesome team from Marikina proved that youth can get to the top of their league when continued support they deserve was given.


Kathy Kenny


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