THE Bull Squad squared off against seven other fellow finalists and emerged champion of the Red Bull Reign Finals at the Nagtahan Bridge Court, Pasig River, in Manila.
The team also got the chance to represent the Philippines at the Red Bull Reign World Finals, the brand’s signature 3x3 basketball tournament that pits hopefuls against one another in a high-endurance, offensive-driven battle.
Fifteen countries are sending their best to compete at the World Finals in Washington DC, USA.
The rules are simple: the team that scores the most overall points in each round will advance until one team remains.
That one team was The Bull Squad.
Following a hotly competitive match, the Bull Squad took home the Philippine Championship, with a final score of 27 to 20 against Team Sta. Rosa. The team consists of Filipino-Canadian PBA hopefuls, Clay Crellin and Glenn Gravengard, Kitt Paolo Balmori, and Team Captain, Obinna Ezeike.
“The semifinals were the biggest challenge,” Crellin said. “We started at 8:30 in the morning, so the other teams had the advantage because they got to rest.”
The final eight teams consisted of Cove MNL F&B, San Remegio Properties, Team Santa Rosa, Balandra Squad, G3 Apparel, DABARKADAS, Obladi Oblada and Bull Squad.
PBA veteran Vince Hizon served as director, overseeing each back-to-back match-up throughout the entire duration of the tournament. “This has been incredible, 3x3 is a great way for teams and individuals to really improve their skill and hone their craft. I’m happy for the Bull Squad, they really are the best team to represent the country at the World Finals,” said Hizon.
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