July 14, 2017
Pasig rules DMCI Homes' annual cagefest
Junior players of Pasig communities’ whoop it up after winning the 2017 DMCI Homes Communities Basketball junior division crown.
Pasig City area
emerged triumphant in the hardcourt battle among DMCI Homes communities this year, bringing home
both the senior and junior division
titles of the 2017 DMCI Homes Communities Basketball tournament.
The senior team
of Pasig communities overcame a 13-point deficit in the second quarter to beat
defending champion Acacia Estates 96-76 in the championship game held recently
at the DMCI Homes Corporate Center Multipurpose Court in Makati City.
season Most Valuable Player Roy Cayanan and finals MVP Francis Camacho combined
for 35 points to power their team's romp in the third quarter to put the game
away for good for Pasig communities.
DMCI Homes communities in Metro Manila were grouped into five areas for the
competition. Area 1 represents communities in Quezon City; area 2 for Acacia
Estates, DMCI Homes' township development in Taguig City; and Area 3 for
residences in the south.
On the other
hand, Area 5 covers eastern Metro Manila while Area 6 constitutes communities
in the Pasig City area.
Pasig seniors' team head
coach Noel Panganiban in an interview said they always look forward to playing
in the annual summer league which aims to foster closer community ties and
encourage camaraderie, unity, and sportsmanship among residents of DMCI Homes
Members of the Pasig communities’ senior basketball team celebrate their victory after beating Acacia Estates in the championship game of the 2017 DMCI Homes Communities Basketball.
"This is a
very good league. Aside from building camaraderie among residents, it also
serves as an avenue to develop young players because of the high level of
competition," Panganiban said.
very happy that we won the title this year," he added.
The Area 1 team
representing communities in Quezon City, meanwhile, beat Southern Metro Manila
communities, 101-84 in the battle for third place.
communities also reigned supreme in the junior division beating Acacia Estates
95-74 in the finals behind the masterful performance of season and finals MVP,
17-year-old Ernest Navarro.
Cash prizes and
trophies were awarded to the top three teams in each division with the champion
taking home P50,000 cash.
Known for building high
quality, best value homes and resort-inspired communities that promote quality
lifestyle among Filipinos, DMCI Homes, which has at least 50,000 residents, has
been holding the annual basketball league since 2012 in its belief that
participating in team sports develops character, accountability, dedication,
and leadership, among many other traits.