Team Tenorio-Davao reigned supreme in the 2018 Ginebra San Miguel 3x3 Tapang ng Tatluhan National Finals on Sunday, clipping Team Jamito-Nueva Ecija, 18-16 in overtime at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Jummel Perdido drilled the game-winning long bomb as his side claimed the P50,000 cash prize.
Perdido uncorked seven points on his way to being named as the Tournament MVP.
His brother Jayven Perdido added five points in the triumph, while Alexzan Pamugas also got five. Mark John Luceno scored one in the win.
Team Tenorio-Davao played catch-up all game long, staring at a 10-7 deficit at one point as Team Jamito-Nueva Ecija preserved its three-point cushion.
But defense did the trick for the Davaoeños, clamping down on the Novo Ecijanos before Pamugas tied the game at 15 with a booming two-pointer.
Team Jamito-Nueva Ecija had a chance to win the game as Nelson Caduco trooped to the line, but he missed both of his foul shots, giving Team Tenorio-Davao the golden chance, which it did not squander.
Joel Cabunoc carried the runners-up with eight points, while Caduco got six in the losing cause.
Alexander Satunda also had a pair as Rogelio Raqueno went scoreless, but Team Jamito-Nueva Ecija will still take home the P25,000 consolation prize.
Ginebra San Miguel 3x3 Tapang ng Tatluhan offers their most beloved patrons, the consumers, a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience and celebrate basketball in a professionally regulated tournament. This grassroots program of Ginebra San Miguel was aimed at opening doors for these aspiring athletes to chase their dreams of one day being the next basketball superstar.
This marked the second consecutive year that the partnership between Ginebra San Miguel and the Philippine Basketball Association aided in the development of this new Olympic sport of 3x3 basketball.
All players who participated in this year’s tournament wore the limited edition “Ginebra Ako” jerseys, the same jerseys donned by the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel team in the ongoing 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.