Another memorable international tournament for the Dragons

The Dragons flew home from Cluj, Romania proud this week. It’s the second Transylvania Basketball Tournament Westminster University has entered in two years, this time they crashed out of the semi-finals losing to overall finalists and home team University Babes Bolyai (UBB), finishing an overall 4th in the tournament.

Although falling short of the championship game, the team grew in experience and bonded on what is seen as, a successful trip for the Dragons.

Dragons Line-Up for TBT 2018

The Westminster line-up consisted mainly of previous returners of the fighting 2017 team which made the final against Royal Holloway. The Westminster 2nd team coach Mauro Di Nunzio took the lead for this tournament in Cluj, with captains Brandon Wade, Tiago Miguel and Gerald Aguilar.

University of Westminster Dragons 🐉🏀
Transylvania Basketball Tournament Line-Up 2018 🇷🇴

Coach: Mauro DI NUNZIO

Ish TEMIMI (2nd)
Daniel TIHOI (1st)
Hamse ADAN (2nd)
Jerico LAGASCA (2nd)
Josh RAGUA (2nd)
Jhaic VILLANUEVA (2nd)
Yao XIYUAN (2nd)
Gerald AGUILAR (1st) – C
Tyree BLAKE-BAILEY (1st)
Tiago MIGUEL – C
Keanu GREAVES (2nd)
Seb AMADEO (2nd)
Brandon WADE (1st) – C

Final Results

Group Stage (1-3)
University of Westminster 51-56 SRBrasov
University of Westminster 44-55 University Babes Bolyai (UBB)
University of Westminster 28-70 Coventry University
University of Westminster 43-34 SOAS University

Knockout Stage | Semi-Final
University of Westminster 44-65 University of Babes Bolyai (UBB)

3rd/4th Place Playoff
University of Westminster L-W SRBrasov

Media (Courtesty of TBT Romania,

Team Bonding

Over Westminster 20 students participated in the tournament from both Men’s and Women’s basketball club.

Special Mentions

Big thanks to the University of Westminster Students’ Union for supporting this trip for the second year running. Also, a thank you to Rares the organiser of Transylvania Basketball Tournament for welcoming and hosting us.

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