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DLSZ 12U Basketball Boys crowned ISSA 2023 Champions

1st row, from left: Matteo Jose Rafael Albert Llamas, Emilio Roman Balinghasay

2nd row, from left: Coach Kane Baylon, Warren Jacob Delos Reyes III, John Dave Mindanao, Miguel Luis Alay-ay, Jordan Nikolai Vibar, Isaac Miguel Purugganan, Rye Teodor Villaruz, Santiago Sy, Wayne Anthony Rivera, Lorenzo Miguel Purugganan, Andres Rafael Torroba, Mark Angelo Tabug, Nathan Benedict Catabian, Andrei Miguel Albino, Coach Bryle Orog

By: Ms. Sheenah Albino, JHS Teacher

The DLSZ 12U Basketball Boys were crowned as Champions in the Inter-Scholastic Sports Association (ISSA) Competition 2023 with an 82-69 victory over Xavier School in the finals held last February 4, 2023, in San Juan, Metro Manila. 

DLSZ made a huge comeback in the finals after losing their first match against Xavier School in the elimination round held last November 19, 2022.  Since then, the team had put more effort into winning the 12U High School Boys division through back-to-back training sessions after school hours. The players swept all four competing schools in the elimination and semifinal rounds, earning their berth in the finals, where DLSZ faced Xavier School once more in the title match. DLSZ won by a whopping 12-point lead denying the opponent’s home-court advantage.

The team was under the guidance of Head Coach, Kane Baylon, and Assistant Coaches, Bryle Orog and John Cabulong. The DLSZ 12U Basketball Boys team is comprised of the following students:

#2 Wayne Anthony Rivera  (DLSZ 2028)

#3 Andres Rafael Torroba (DLSZ 2029)

#6 Andrei Miguel Albino (DLSZ 2028)

#7  Emilio Roman Balinghasay (DLSZ 2029)

#9 Rye Teodor Villaruz (DLSZ 2028)

#12 Miguel Luis Alay-ay (DLSZ 2028)

#15 Warren Jacob Delos Reyes III (DLSZ 2028)

#18 John Dave Mindanao (DLSZ 2028)

#19 Isaac Miguel Purugganan (DLSZ 2029)

#23 Jordan Nikolai Vibar (DLSZ 2028)

#24 Nathan Benedict Catabian (DLSZ 2028)

#25 Lorenzo Miguel Purugganan (DLSZ 2029)

#32 Mark Angelo Tabug (DLSZ 2028)

#33 Matteo Jose Rafael Albert Llamas (DLSZ 2028)

#35 Santiago Sy (DLSZ 2028)

Congratulations to all the players, coaches, and parents!

Animo La Salle!