Dukhan Ballers reigned supreme in all aspects of the game to beat Amwaj Nasser Steelers and win the Pinoy Basketball of Qatar (PIBAQ) Championship Cup over the weekend at Al Gharafa Training Gym.
In a well-fought game, the Ballers prevailed 83-70, with Rodel Mallari proving the star of the Elite Division Championship match.
Mallari, who broke yet another record in his basketball career for claiming the Most Valuable Player awards of the final as well as of the season, scored 27 points.
Amwaj managed to cut their deficit to single digit with enough time in the last eight minutes of the game with centre Rey Solomon and forward Jerome Castillo forging some mini rallies. But the Dukhan frontline squad always found a way to maintain their edge up to the final buzzer.
Rising star CJ Casas of Dukhan was another big puzzle for Amwaj. He scored his 19 points and had four rebounds and three assists.
Hundreds of fans jam-packed the championship games of the Elite, Aspirants and Under-18 Divisions to support their teams, and five of the spectators became winners of 32-inch LED TVs at the raffle draw.
PIBAQ President Pat Carido presented trophies and medals to the players. He announced that the 19th Season will open on November 27.
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