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Saturday, July 26 we had two teams fighting for the PPBL Rec Division championship at MJCC. We had the defending champions, the Hennessy Boys take on the challenger, Tag Hirap. This game did not disappoint in the points department, as both teams showcased their high powered offenses. Early in the game, Tag Hirap jumped to an early lead thanks to an onslaught of 3 point shots. They scored 18 of their 40 first half points on 3 point shots and it looked like they couldn't miss. But the Hennessy Boys took their best punch and kept the game close at the half. After the half, Tag Hirap gained a significant lead, but MVP runner-up Ping scored 22 out of his 26 points leading a potential comeback. But each and every time they cut it close, the regular season MVP Teody would answer back with daggers. After an untimely technical foul on the Hennessy Boys and made free throws by Tag Hirap, Tag Hirap would go on to win the 2nd season championship with the score of 78-67. This is the first time in our league history that the regular season MVP won the finals MVP. Teody had 31 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. But there was consideration for his teammate Eric who scored 18, had 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks. Congratulations to Tag Hirap! 




Teody Manansala

31 pts, 10 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk


3 Point Champion

Dylan (Suave)

14 pts



Teody Manansala (Tag Hirap)


24.9 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 3.4 APG, 1.3 SPG, 0.6 BPG

In what may be the most difficult choice for regular season MVP in PPBL history, Teody Manansala came out as our choice for our 2nd season rec league MVP! This was a very tough choice as Ping of the Hennessy Boys averaged, 23.8 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.0 SPG, 1.7 BPG. But Teody wins the MVP, as he has much more on his shoulders to carry. Teody aka "Mr. Poetry in Motion" is one of the most deadly scorers in the league. No matter who guards him, he will get his buckets. He does it with a very unorthodox and unpredictable offense. He can make shots from any angle, whether he's open or has a man in his face. Teody not only can score, but he's a very adept rebounder. He has some of the best timing and anticipation when it comes to rebounds. Teody is also a very underrated playmaker when he's not scoring the basketball and was one of the top assist men in the league. Teody helped his team secure a 5-2 record and a second seed in his division. Without him, his team may be a fringe contender. But with his performances, he makes his team a serious contender for the championship, congratualations once again, Teody!

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