Pinoy Pride Basketball League
Mission Statement: Our mission is to promote enjoyment of sports while emphasizing a positive experience and encouraging values of teamwork, discipline, respect, passion and integrity, and bringing the Filipino and other communities together.
Vision Statement: To have an environment and experience that promotes good sportsmanship, individual confidence, self esteem and leadership skills and a surefire way to benefit the community by keeping teens and young adults off the streets.
You know what they say, third times a charm! The Hennessy Boys defeated the Rebellion, 76-62. The game was a fast paced game just like we expected. It was very close in the beginning, both teams were scoring at a very high rate. At the half, the Hennessy Boys led 42-38 and with MVP runner up Ping in foul trouble, the Rebellion were pounding the paint and using the bonus to their advantage scoring 13 points off free throws. In the 3rd quarter, the finals MVP Drew took the game into his hands. He finished with 11 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. In the 3rd quarter he scored the majority of his points, and elevated the play of those around him with his 7 assists. At the defensive end he was also a pest shown by his 4 steals. Although Drew stole the show, the rest of the Hennessy Boys played just as well! Chris started off the game hot with 3 3-pointers in the 1st quarter, and Ping had a very efficient game even with foul trouble. The Hennessy Boys didn't look back until a rally late in the 4th quarter by the Rebellion, led by Jerome and Rowell. But due to a shortage of timeouts and missed opportunities, the rally was cut short. It was a great effort made by both teams, but ultimately the #1 team won it all and finished the season undefeated! Congratulations to the Hennessy Boys!
Finals MVP: Drew
11 pts, 5 reb, 7 ast, 4 stl.
Thanks to an amazing 3rd quarter performance which showed his ability to score, force turn overs and his stellar playmaking, he helped put his team over the top with the majority of his points and assists coming in that 3rd quarter. His impact significantly changed the game for the Hennessy Boys.
3 Point Champion: Eric (Referee)
For the 1st time we had an open 3 pt contest, for everybody including the referee. Eric, our referee, showed up all the players in the league by scoring 12 in both rounds to win the 3 point contest! Congratulations to our referee!
REGULAR SEASON MVP:
EJ CORDERO (HONDA BOYS)
REGULAR SEASON STATS: 17.8 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 4.3 APG, 4.3 SPG, 1.3 BPG.
Congratulations to EJ Cordero of the Honda Boys for winning the Regular Season MVP award! Though his team may not have had the record they would like, the individual performance by EJ was undeniable. EJ is one of the most well-rounded players in the league. He works hard on both ends of the floor. EJ is very crafty with his dribble penetration and his court vision is one of the best in the league. He averaged a double-double scoring 17.8 points per game and averaging 10 rebounds a game. To go along with his superb playmaking, on the defensive end EJ averaged some great numbers on defense with 4.3 steals per game and even 1.3 blocks per game. EJ has very good timing which causes him to disrupt offenses and forces a team to play one side of the court. EJ worked insanely hard, giving him the honor of the Most Valuable Player.
Honorable mention: Ping (Hennessy Boys) 19.7 PPG, 9.7 RPG, 1 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.8 BPG
Ping was the best player on the best team, but EJ's individual performance was hard to pass up as he kept his team competitive in games that they shouldn't have been. Also when on the court EJ gave his team a chance. So in that sense, either could have been the MVP, but the stats favor EJ slightly more in other categories than scoring. But still, great overall performances by both players!
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