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Mark Yee banks on faith in God as he wins MPBL title for Davao Occ

Mark Yee was the hero for the Tigers. Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas/MPBL (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Davao Occidental had 14 seconds on the shotclock to execute what would be the deciding play in Game 4 of the MPBL Finals against San Juan.

With time running out on the shotclock and the Tigers seemed to be struggling in doing the play Coach Don Dulay mapped out during the timeout, Mark Yee, who was way outside the three-point line, had to go for it from there.

He then let God take control of everything.

"Yung sa isip ko, sabi ko ihahagis ko lang ito, tapos si God na ang bahala mag-shoot," Yee told the Sports on Air podcast on Tuesday.

Despite the situation at hand, that is, the Tigers were trailing the Knights, 86-88, Yee kept his faith.

"Alam ko, hinding-hindi niya ako ipapahiya," he further said.

True enough, the triple went in, and Davao Occidental, after forcing a Jhonard Clarito turnover on the other end, took the title away from San Juan on Sunday night in Subic.

But until now, according to Yee, who was eventually named the Finals MVP, the feeling is surreal.

"Sa totoo lang, parang di pa rin ako makapaniwala sa ginawa namin," he further said.

Still, Yee said that the championship would not be possible if not for their hard work they exerted during the regular season in 2019 and early last year.

"Yung sakripisyo naming lahat, naibuhos lahat doon. Napawi lahat ng pagod kasi nagawa namin yung goal namin," he quipped.

The full Mark Yee interview will be aired at a later date on Sports on Air's Facebook and YouTube accounts.

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