Stars come out to wrap up Pinoy basketball season

The eighth season of the Yukon Pinoy Basketball League came to a close with a display of skills and a friendly game between new and old.

The eighth season of the Yukon Pinoy Basketball League came to a close with a display of skills and a friendly game between new and old.

The league decided to finish the season with its first Skills Challenge followed by an All-Star game featuring the best players from the league’s seven teams on Saturday at F.H. Collins Secondary School.

“This is the first season we’ve done Skills Challenge,” said league board member Luke Mahilum. “We decided to make it more interesting … This time we’re doing the Veterans against the Rookies.”

It was a good day for the up-and-comer squad as the Rookies produced a 95-91 win over the Veterans to become the All-Star champs.

The Rookies were led by game MVP Kenneth Valdez with 14 points, Ian New with 12 and R.J. Siosan with 10.

Veterans’ Rommel Lumanog led the game with 22 points while teammates Emman New and Noel Pagobo put 14 and 11, respectively, on the board.

Team Usana’s Ian New took first in the Skills Challenge while Josh Tobias won the three-point contest.

KFC’s John Apostol was named the season MVP and teammate Aaron Diaz was named the season finals MVP.

Players Brian Hermosa and Emman Aguinaldo received sportsmanship awards for the season.

Team KFC captured their third title in four years in a thrilling 91-86 win over Usana on May 3. I.T. Care finished the season in third place.

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com

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