MPBL quartet to represent Philippines in 3x3 tourney in China

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 30, 2018 02:20 PM
MPBL quartet to represent Philippines in 3x3 tourney
Big Boss Idol poses with commissioner Allan Caidic after winning the 3x3 Golden League Manila 2018. The team takes home USD 3,000 and the right to represent the Philippines in the SINA International Elite League (Photo courtesy of 3x3 Golden League Manila)

Big Boss Idol defeated Dasma Ballers 2, 21-16, to capture the 3x3 Golden League Manila 2018 crown last Sunday at the Ayala Circuit Mall in Makati City.

The team of Cedrick Ablaza, Rhoy Cayanan, Jhapz Bautista, and Bhabap Sta. Maria took home USD $3,000 for winning the championship while also earning the right to represent the Philippines in the SINA 3x3 International Elite League slated November 13 to 17 in Beijing, China.

Ablaza, Cayanan, Bautistam and Sta. Maria are also playing for the Makati Skyscrapers in the ongoing 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup.

The Dasma Ballers went home with USD $2,000 for finishing first runner-up while Metro Star Realty took second runner-up honors for a USD $1,000 cash prize in the tournament with Allan Caidic as commissioner and Mediapro Asia and SINA as organizers.

Big Boss Idol reached the finals after beating guest team Aba Prefecture of Tibet, 21-13, to arrange a championship match against Dasma Ballers 2, which defeated Metro Star Realty, 20-11, in the other semifinal bracket.

League organizers are now looking forward to staging another edition of the tournament with plans to also bring the event in major cities outside Manila.

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