Jireh Eagle clinch basketball trophy

 23 Aug 2016 - 0:00

Jireh Eagle clinch basketball trophy
New champions Jireh Eagle proudly shows off their trophy.

DOHA: Jireh Eagle reigned supreme in all departments of the game against Pampanga Dragon in a lopsided victory, 104-87, to capture the coveted championship crown in the Aspirants Division of Ooredoo Ambassador’s Cup 2016 over the weekend at Al Gharafa Training Gym.
The new champions never allowed Pampanga to inch closer after it started to pull away with wide double digit edge in the latter part of the second quarter.
 Season’s back to back Most Valuable Player William Quinonez of Pampanga tried to carry his team with a high-scoring 32 points but it seems who was just alone in pushing his team in contention while Jireh’s top players contributed baskets in a balanced passion.
Doha Dessert, earlier, defeated 3 Star & A Sun, 70-67, to claim the 3rd place plum of the tournament.
The champions took advantage of their being way ahead in points in the paint with 58 against 44, second chance points, 21-14, points off bench, 33-22 and rebounds, 56-44.
Finals MVP Mar Mercado of Jireh top scored for his team with 20 points even as other team-mates also chipped in with double-digits baskets with Ryan Nolasco having 19 points, Franklin Reambonanza with 15 points, Mac Loremia and Jasper Bay with 10 points each.
Jireh’s head coach Noriel Jambalos was adjudged best coach while Mythical Five awards went to Jasper Bay of Jireh, Markley Parico as guards; Maximo Bingat of Team Doha Desert, Andy Jess Tudio of 3 Stars & a Sun were best forwards and William, Quinones as best centre.
Jireh received QR4,500 and gold medal, Pampanga with QR 1,500, 2nd Runner Doha Desert with QR1,000 and 3 Stars only received a trophy.
PIBAQ has announced that Filipino worker Moises Montano Carlos won the Philippine Airlines raffle draw of one round trip ticket to any destination in the Gulf region.

The Peninsula