Dehesa drains winner in final as Balanga takes Chooks Magiting Cup Leg 3 title

Wilkins Balanga took Leg 3. Chooks-To-Go
By Ivan Saldajeno

PARANAQUE--Karl Dehesa won it for Wilkins Balanga in the final as the team won the third leg of the Chooks-To-Go Pilipinas 3x3 Magiting Cup on Tuesday at the SM City BF Events Center.

Dehesa scored the winning two-pointer with 1:59 left as Balanga turned back Equalivet Pasig, 21-20, in the championship game for the PHP100,000 top prize.

The deuce was vital for Balanga as the team prevailed despite Pasig coming back from five points down, 10-15, with 3:51 to play and even taking the lead, 20-19, as Dylan Ababou scorching late from long range.

Dehesa finished with five points as well as Santi Santillan as they backstopped Alvin Pasaol, who led Balanga with seven. Chris De Chavez scored the other four points

Joshua Munzon made 10 points, while Ababou added eight for Pasig, which settled for the PHP50,000 runner-up prize.

Travis Thompson and Leo De Vera each made one marker.

The Scores:

Balanga 21 - Pasaol 7, Santillan 5, Dehesa 5, De Chavez 4.

Pasig 20 - Munzon 10, Ababou 8, Thompson 1, De Vera 1.

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