THE MariQuina Basketball League Q Cup finally got underway last Sept. 30 with Batang GS and RVN-Barangay Parang sharing the opening-day limelight at Parang Playground Court in Marikina City.
Batang GS defeated Team Kelly, 97-93, behind the hot hands of RJ De Leon in Seniors Group B.
De Leon, who was named as “Best Player of the Game”, topscored with 23 points.
In Juniors Group A, RVN-Barangay Parang outclassed Wanbol MLA-Nueva Ecija, 86 Quimbo- 72.
Best Player of the Game winner Jimuel Hinojales led the way with 15 points
An initiative of Cong. Miro Quimbo and Kap. Tatang Zulueta of Barangay Parang, the tournament is divided into two categories-- senior division (born 1993) and junior class (born 2000).
Commissioner Sonny Manucat said trophies and cash prizes are at stake in the tournament with the champion getting the lion's share of P15,000.
The runner-up and the third placer will receive P10,000 and P5,000, respectively.
Assisting Manucat are Deputy Commissioner Monroe Cueson and organizing committee members Kag. Zaldy Angeles, Randy Hinojales, Jerry Teobengco, Mckie Dela Cuesta and Frankie Ayuson.