Exciting Alberta Medical Supplies-H&B game; Possible Part3 Media-Southtown Hyundai team merger

Exciting Alberta Medical Supplies-H&B game; Possible Part3 Media-Southtown Hyundai team merger
Alberta Medical Supplies players with their team managers Kris Salumbides(5th from right), Christian Jacob(7th from left) and Jesse Talon(9th from left) after finishing first runner-up in the Philippine Sport Association(PSA) Fall/Winter Basketball League, January 7, at the Archbishop Romero gym. Joining them are Benjie Lindo, AMS Edmonton manager Mia Mulingtapang and staff Rhoda Martinez(extreme left). (Photo by Moses Billacura/AFJ)

There were six Division finals last January 7 in the Philippine Sports Association Fall/Winter Basketball League sponsored by Crosstown Auto Centre. And the most exciting game to watch was the Division 2A finals between Quality Care Group’s Alberta Medical Supplies and H&B.

Why? Because it was the only game that day that went into overtime! If only Francisco de Leon of Alberta Medical Supplies was able to make the shot in the last three seconds, they could have won their first crown. However, it was not their day that Sunday afternoon at the jampacked Archbishop Romero gym.

The cheering fans from both squads went crazy because of the tight ballgame until the H&B veteran players just took charge and never looked back in the extra period en route to a 97-91 win.

AMS marketing director Kris Salumbides, business partners Jacob Christian and Jesse Tallon led the cheering squad that day. Probably in the next season, I hope AMS will have a coach who can draw up the plans and hopefully, they will clinch their first title and avoid another heartbreaking loss. Right Ka Rolan Latorre of Himig Pinoy-Tahanan ng OPM?

PSA FINAL. Alberta Medical Supplies’ Karl Lopez(No.44) finds himself well guarded in this final game against H&B. AMS finished first runner-up after losing to their rivals in overtime, 91-97, January 7, at the Archbishop Romero gym.(Photo by Moses Billacura/AFJ)

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Congratulations to the PSA under president Gary Perpetua for another successful tournament. All the hard work on weekends in serving the basketball community went smoothly as scheduled. We did not see any players hurt and everyone enjoyed each game, specially the family members of the players who came to cheer them every weekend.

This corner would like also to congratulate the other Division champions like Changes for Hope which defeated Boba, 81-59 in Division 2B, Cameron Homes which beat Team Morinville, 105-90 in Division 2C, Crosstown Auto which outscored H&B, 102-77 in Master’s Division A, Pinoy Auto Loans which subdued Millwoods Warriors, 94-89 in Master’s Division B and PSA McGee which stopped the Knights, 97-76 in the Open Division 1.

Perpetua and coach Ches Tiongson, who represented Crosstown Auto dealer/principal Joe Medina, awarded trophies too to the MVPs and Mythical Five members for each Division.

Forward Jojo Malagum emerged as MVP in Master’s A and the Mythical Fives are guards Mark dorado of Crosstown, Joe Simon of Prestige Vision, forward Mark John Daquioang of Amirax, center Johnathon Roquel of Luzviminda.

Forward Marlon Boado bagged the MVP honors in Master’s B and the Mythical Fives were guards Wayne Agbang of Pinoy Auto Loans, Jesse Aguilon of Millwoods Warriors, forward Jay Andrada of Gallery Dental and center JR Perpetua of SBP. Best coach was Evan Alonzo of AMDG.

Guards Alvin Corpuz of La Derma Skin Clinic, Jarrel de Jesus of Morinville, forwards John Ray Camat of La Derma, Ivan Balala of Cameron Homes and Center Jeric Giron of Cameron Homes shared honors in Division 2C with Yros Astorga of Cameron awarded the best coach honors.

In Division 2B, guards Brian Leyte of Changes for Home and Rhay Villarosaof Team Rolly, forwards Josh Parcasio of Hanjan Restaurant and MVP Joven Datu of Industrial Athlete and center Ivan Valina of Boba Island were picked in the Mythical Five. Best coach was Jhun Caballero of Boba Island. In Division 2A, Mythical Five members were guards Nico Yola of Akatsuki, Floyd Eyao of H&B, forwards Lem Baui of Amirax and Sam King of Alberta Medical Supplies, center Jazz Sanghera of Edmonton Eagles. Best coach was Alvin Mapa of H&B.

Forward Virson Orquez of the Knights emerged as MVP in Division 1 and joining him in the Mythical Five are guards RJ Librea of Crooks and Juffrey Sumpaga of Knights, forward Lem Baui of PSA McGee, center Josh Santua of Crooks. Voted best coach was Darren Perez of the Knights.

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Part3 Media is a photography and video company formed by Jomari Denuro, Red Angelo and their Kuya Will.

Aside from their awesome projects like shooting for Filipina actress Kim Chiu, products Nike, Puma, and Google, they were able to achieve a spectacular feat in 2017 too, that is winning a basketball title in “The Gathering” League at the ERBC gym.

Coach Paolo Quirante did a very good job in building the team that included veteran players Warren Guillen and Oliver Branzuela and with a good line-up, they were able to annex their first title.

Jomari, who is also a videographer for TFC Balitang Amerika with regular reporter and Journal writer Marjorie Carmona-Newman and working as a sales professional at Southtown Hyundai along 99 Street, said that talks are ongoing on a possible merger between Part3 Media and Southtown Hyundai in the formation of a better basketball squad this year.

A “Southtown Hyundai/Part3 Media” team? Why not? It looks like it is going to be an exciting team. Right Corey?

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