DB Greywolves defend 5-year reign


Published January 20, 2020

By: Pauline Perigua

Saint Louis School of Don Bosco, Inc. Seniors Basketball Team once again clinches the crown and holds the title as champions for five straight consecutive years in the Chooks-to-Go NBTC League 2020 in a best-of-three game held at Dumguete City High School Gymnasium on January 4, 2020 – 81-80, 69-54 against St. Paul university of Dumaguete (SPUD).

DB Greywolves started slow and relaxed which paved the way for the Saints to take advantage of their sluggish start but cut short and resulted to a crucial 1-point loss in game 1 for SPUD.

In the second game, the Saints asserted their dominance and took the lead for the first 2 quarters and half of the third quarter. MVP Bevir Ivan Calum of Grade 10 led the defense-oriented Greywolves back to their feet and garnered 39 of the 69 points and also bagged a total of 36 points in the first game.

Team captain, Jian Carl Ragay of Grade 12 who has been playing the NBTC league for the team since 9th grade, expresses his gratitude, “I am thankful for the opportunity God has given me and my team mates, for my coaches who have guided me in everything, especially to coach Butch who has been mentoring me for 9 years, and for my family for supporting me all the way. I feel good for being part of the defending champion team. Although, there are many ups and downs, we manage to face all the obstacles as a team in order to achieve our goals.”

The complete line-up for the team includes, Jian Carl Ragay, Drexler Villanueva, Jm Aranas, Keth John Gallosa, Jame Arthur Sojor, Sean Emmanuel Vintola, Marc Allen Corsame, Sean Ybesseta, Carl Xellent Bayrante, Kerby Dwight Alcoriza, Bevir Ivan Calum, Wesley Ortiz, Lance Francis Martos, Melfranz Dale Villareal, Mark Stephen Tiago mentored by Mr. Kirk Waleson alongside his uncle Mr. Butch Waleson.

The Greywolves will be advancing to Bohol for the Regional Finals on January 24-26, 2020.