DAVAO Region ended its Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines Sports Festival campaign on a high note despite some setbacks in Zamboanga City recently.

Davao Association of Catholic Schools consultant and sports coordinator Billy Cruzada, in Thursday’s Davao Sportswriters Association Forum at the NCCC Mall Food Cove Function Hall, said it may not have been impressive like in the previous years but the region still collected a handful of gold medals.

However, Cruzada said majority of the teams that represented the region were mostly second or third placers in the Dacs Meetsince some champion teams withdrew their participation to budget constraints.

“Surprisingly, yung mga pumalit sa mga (those who replaced the) champion teams did not fail the region,” Cruzada said.

The St. John Paul II College, which replaced the Holy Cross of Davao College, clinched the men's college basketball gold medal even as the Assumption College of Davao, which substituted for Ateneo de Davao University, copped the boys' High School crown.

The University of Immaculate Concepcion (UIC), which took the slot of Cor Jesu College, emerged champion in boys HS volleyball event.

Davao Region also took home the boys' badminton doubles gold as well as the women's college singles gold.

In swimming, the Davao Region women’s team emerged overall champion while the region's taekwondo team harvested a total of five golds, five silvers and four bronze medals.

In dancesport, UIC won the Latin Dance as well as the American Standard.

San Pedro College got the vocal duet title.

In table tennis, Davao Region won the men's doubles, women singles and girls’ singles.