Koror, Palau – The FBL All Star weekend was held last Sunday at the Palau National Gym in celebration of the 113th Philippine Indepedence in cooperation with Philippine Embassy and The Filipino Commumity in Palau.
The event started with the skills challenge and 3-point shoot out contest, followed by the Rookie-Sophomore game, Masters vs. Juniors and the main event — All Star team 1 against All Star team 2.
In the skills challenge, team Spoilers field in Coco Gonzales and Aries Echanova to represent the team. However, both players are suffering minor injuries that affected their performance.
Junie Samantina of the PNQ Rams won the skills challenge, clocking in the fastest time to complete the challenge at 12.3 seconds. Despite being injured, Gonzales placed second in the said event with a time of 13.1 seconds. Echanova failed to qualify in the final round.
The Spoilers picked Michael Bombita and Marvic Ngchar for the 3-point shoot-out but sadly both of them did not make it to the next round making four and five 3-pointers respectively.
PJ Esguerra of Aloha Maid Choppers won the event hitting nine from beyond the arc.
Things looked bleaked for the Spoilers team until the main games took place.
Mark Pagayanan displayed his inside moves and dominating rebounds helping the Rookie team to edge the Sophomore squad 78-74. Michael Garcia had a great all-around game for the Sophomore’s in a losing cause.
However, Mark Louie Lofranco of Aloha Maid Choppers won the MVP for the rookie-Sophomore game.
The Masters squad defeated the Juniors in dominating fashion 109-80 wherein the Spoilers very own Boy Gopez won MVP honors scoring 20 points for the Masters team. Sarry Maata of team Spoilers also played for the Junior team.