Dragovich to fight CIF ineligibility ruling in court

Chronicle Staff

By Alex Leichenger and Judd Liebman

Wolverine varsity basketball player Danilo Dragovic ’11 will ask the courts to overturn a decision by the CIF, upholding its previous ruling that he is ineligible to play this season.

Dragovic will file an ex parte application for a Temporary Restraining Order against CIF, allowing him to challenge the ruling in Los Angeles Superior Court, said his attorney, Keith Gregory.

Gregory would not comment further on the issue Monday night.

Dragovic was first ruled ineligible in October after transferring from San Marcos High, and he had a hearing Nov. 29 to appeal the decision.

Neither Dragovic nor Head of Athletics Audrius Barzdukas was immediately available for comment.

Playing without Dragovic and injured player Zena Edosomwan ’12, among others, the boys’ basketball team went undefeated in the Oxnard Pacifica tournament this weekend. The Wolverines went 4-0 and defeated Santa Maria Righetti 82-74 in the championship game Saturday. 

In addition to the team accolades, star forward Damiene Cain ’11 was awarded MVP of the tournament, and Josh Hearlihy ’12 was named to the all-tournament team. 

In the title game, Cain had 21 points and 12 boards to go with guard Jordan Butler’s 20 points. 

The 7-2 Wolverines will participate in the Desert Heat Classic next week before starting league play with a game against St. Francis on Jan. 5.