It was the Blue Eagles’ first title in the developmental league, winning the cup in only their first foray, as the Cignal banner also won its third championship, the first two banking on the San Beda core back in the 2016-17 season. #PBADL
The Blue Eagles have righted the ship with a dominant 67-52 Game Three victory on Thursday to go on the hill in the best-of-five championship series, calming the tides after a shocking 77-74 Game Two defeat last Tuesday. #PBADL
“We are facing the number one college team in the land. With CEU, I think (probably outside the NCAA and the UAAP) we were able to prove that we can go as far with them thanks to our basketball program,” – Derrick Pumaren #PBADL
Branrey Bienes lit up for the Tamaraws, dropping nine of his 25 points in the final canto, on top of six rebounds to rise to a 5-3 record in the Foundation Group. #PBADL
Alvin Pasaol started off hot with his 10 first quarter points to guide his side to a 31-11 advantage, before once again imposing his might late, dropping eight of the Knights’ last 11 points. He registered 28 points, seven rebounds, and three assists in the win. #PBADL
Cameroonian bruiser Patrick Tchuente conspired with Ken Tuffin as the Tamaraws gained early headways with a 12-0 outburst to end the first period and grab a 26-14 lead, using that run to preserve a cushion that never dipped to as low as 10.
“Ang sinasabi ko lang sa kanila, wala na tayong nung dalawang leader natin, wag na nating asahan sila. Kailangan silang mag-step up.”- coach Boyet Fernandez #PBADL
“Our discipline wasn’t good in the first half and that’s not the right recipe to play successful basketball,” – Tab Baldwin #PBADL
“Di ako happy. We’re up by 17, akala nila ang galing nila. We almost lost this game,” – Charles Tiu #PBADL
Named the no. 1 ranked Filipino 3×3 player shortly before the games of the culminating leg tipped off, Munzon fittingly showed why he deserved to be the top baller in the country as he displayed his full repertoire to lead his squad to successive wins.