We are the champions!!!
NAG wallops PATFOR for the basketball title, 78-64
NAG Flyboys trashed the erstwhile unbeaten PATFOR Five during the winner-take-all championship game of the 2011 Fleet Basketball Tournament on 10 March 2011.
High jumping LTJG JERRY CATBAGAN and slasher LT MICKEY SIMEON led the Flyboys in avenging their lone loss in the tournament to PATFOR in the elimination round. Sir Jerry scored 15 points while Sir Mickey chipped in 21 points. NAG ‘rookie’ center LCDR DON TAGLE provided solid support with 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 blocks in a no-relief job.
“Before the start of the game, CNAG told us to simply play our game and just to play loose. No pressure, whatsoever, because playing in the championship game was already a big improvement from our last place finish last year. And it paid off!” relates streak shooter LTJG ROD GEMINO who, together with Sir Jerry, bombed PATFOR with a total of 3 triples.
The Flyboys made a blazing start to erect a whopping 20-pt lead in the 1st half, mostly on Sir Mickey’s twisting lay ups, Sir Jerry’s powerplays, Sir Rod’s triples, and Sir Don’s high altitude putbacks. In the 2nd half, the Flyboys repeatedly thwarted PATFOR’s furious rallies to finally win the championship.
Hustle and steady plays of point guard CPT TONY INDAB, and rookies LTJG ORLY MIRANDA and LTJG KEN JUMAWAN also contributed to the win.
2011 Seamanship Olympics: NAG DOMINATES!
NAG pilots and crew displayed their competence as sailors when we bested five other teams to rule the 2011 Philippine Fleet Seamanship Olympics.
The nine-event competition was held on 29 March at the Fleet’s Training Center. We placed first in semaphore signaling, flag hoisting, plugging & patching, and heaving line throwing. We managed a second place finish in flashing lights, knot tying, and firefighting and a fourth place finish in rifle assembly/disassembly. Welding proved o be our weakest point where we only landed in fifth place.
This victory only proves that in the Navy, NAG is king of the sky and the sea!.