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.
Senior division 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.
The different 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 condominium communities.
"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.
"We are 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.
Pasig 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.