Arceegee tops NCR Tatluhan bash

October 05, 2018
Arceegee, led by Von Mark Calipay, will represent National Capital Region (NCR) in the national finals of the 2018 FIBA-SBP “Pambansang Tatluhan” 16 years old and under basketball tournament later this month.

ARCEEGEE is fast making a name in  local basketball.

Arceegee earned the right to represent National Capital Region (NCR) in  the  national finals of the  2018    FIBA-SBP  “Pambansang Tatluhan”  16  years old  and  under  basketball  tournament later this month.

Von Mark Calipay hit the buzzer-beating  three-point  shot in the 21-19  victory of Arceegee during  the  NCR qualifying  phase held at the  Jose  Rizal University gym in Mandaluyong last Sept. 30.

Calipay  was  ably supported in Arceegee’s unbeaten run by Julius   Gatdula,  Jethro Villanueva and Francis Ucay.

“It  was  really a   dream come  true for the team, especially the players, who worked hard for  this championship,” said  Arceegee  team owner-manager Rinbert Galarde.

“I’m  very happy for my players. Yun  makita  na mag-excel sila sa gusto  nilang  gawin  at  makamit yun pangarap  nila ay malaking bagay na para sa akin,” added  Galarde, an  avid   basketball fan  himself.

“Yung puso,  yun skills,  yun pagtutulungan nila,  nandudoon na. Sa  national  finals lahat gusto. But if we are  able to work hard  and  prepare hard,  maabot nila  yun dream,”  added  Galarde.

A total of  40 teams in eight brackets saw action in the NCR qualifying and  Arceegee  went undefeated  from  the  elims to  the finals.                

Arceegee  defeated  AO1 (Audience of 1) in  the  quarterfinals and EDSCI in the semis.

The FIBA-SBP National Finals will be  held on Oct. 21-22.