Blue Haus’ Tony Diaz and KB Hite’s Randy Mungcal bagged the most coveted individual awards in the 2015 Graphics Invitational Masters Basketball League.
The sweet-shooting Diaz won the Finals MVP trophy, while swingman Mungcal took home the regular season MVP plum during the league’s awards ceremony held last Saturday at the Gillette Multipurpose Gymnasium.
Diaz scored 18 points in their 94-78 demolition of KB Hite in the title match last weekend. His consistent outside shooting complemented the inside game of Blue Haus’ frontliners Junar Guiab, Edwin Santos, and Edsel Mendoza, making it easier for the eventual champion to dismantle KB Hite.
The veteran cager sparked Blue Haus’ good start in the finale, scoring 7 of his total points in the first period where he outgunned the entire KB Hite crew. KB Hite registered only 6 points in the first 10 minutes of play and never recovered.
Before suffering a bad beating from Blue Haus, KB Hite stunned the second-seeded Armatech and the favored Bammy’s Restaurant to advance to the finals.
Mungcal was among the top scorers for KB Hite in their last two matches before their title duel against Blue Haus. He tallied 24 points in their 75-64 win over Armatech and 23 in their 92-87 come-from-behind victory over Bammy’s Restaurant.
Mungcal also made it to the Mythical Team, joining teammate Ed Pangelinan, Armatech’s Bernard Montano, Santos, and Bammy’s Restaurant’s Jun Tabora.
Bombers, Saipan Waariors, and the Slashers were the other awardees of the league, as they shared the sportsmanship award, while Blue Haus’ Sam Fernandez was named Best Coach.
Meanwhile, league commissioner Sonny Ebuen would like to thank Graphics Printing and its owner Joe Digno for supporting the seven-team competition.