DEFEATED. VPAA Cristina Castro-Cabral consoles an emotional JP Calvo after Letran's 85-109 loss against LPU. Photo by Abegail Granado.
JP Calvo’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) career did not end the way he wanted to. Calvo had to sit out had to sit out the rest of the game after injuring his left leg due to a collision with Lyceum big man Mike Nzeusseu.
The pint-sized guard sat helplessly in the bench as he watched his brothers-in-arms suffer a 24-point loss to the Pirates.
Lyceum took advantage of Calvo’s absence and unleashed a 15-0 run to bury the Knights, 70-56.
Calvo stood in tears for one last Alma Mater with his face covered by a face towel. He was then approached by someone he least expected.
“Di ko alam na si Ma’am Cabral pala ‘yun, pero ang sabi nya sakin dapat pag Alma Mater tumayo ako ng maayos,” Calvo shared.
Still, the Letran community stood behind Calvo and the Knights despite the heart-wrenching loss.
“Naiyak kasi ako dahil unang-una nahiya ako sa lahat ng nanood lalo na sa lahat ng Letran community na hindi sila namin nabigyan ng magandang laban lalo na last year na namin ni Bong,” he said.
“Kaya gusto ko magsorry at nagpapasalamat sa walang sawang supporta lalo na kila Father Rector, Ma’am Cabral, Father Vic and sa lahat ng Letran community,” he added.