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Marist Golden Bears defend MEABT crown

The Marist Golden Bears successfully defended their championship title in the 2019 Marist East Asia Basketball Tournament (MEABT) held at Malaysia after besting Notre Dame of Cotabato, 112-90, in the Finals held today, July 4.

With the theme, “Journeying Together as a Global Marist Family,” the MEABT was participated by Catholic High School, Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), St. Francis Xavier’s College, Kowloon (Hong Kong), St. Francis Xavier’s School, Tsuen Wan (Hong Kong), Marist Stella High School, Mount Vernon Road (Singapore), Marist School, Marikina (Philippines), Notre Dame of Cotabato (Philippines), Catholic High School, Sibu, Sarawak (Malaysia), and Sacred Heart School, Sibu, Sarawak (Malaysia).

The Golden Bears, who saw no losses in the playoffs, is comprised of grades 11 and 12 students.

The team is composed of Alvarez, Luis Francisco, Castillo, Alexandrei Matthew, De Guzman, Dan Angelo, Esteban, Rico Miguel, Hinojales, Jimuel, Manaloto, John Arvin II, Manucat IV, Cornelio, Manuel, John Emmanuel, Marilla, Piolo, Orogo, Jan Edric, Santos, Alfonso Joaquin, and Sy, Laurence Anthony. Mr. Sonny Manucat is the coach of the Marist Basketball Team.