Pasig Grindhouse endured another heated encounter as it ran through old rival 1Bataan, 19-7, and claim the first ever Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Pilipinas President's Cup on Sunday at SM Fairview.
Joshua Munzon, the country's top-ranked 3x3 player, led an inspired attack for the Grindhouse Kings in the championship round to be named the inaugural champions of the tournament and take home the grand prize of one million pesos.
Munzon scored 11 points in the finals, most of which coming after an altercation with Chito Jaime midway through the game.
"It's attributed to our hard work. Since we first lost in this league, that really left a bad taste on our mouths. We're driven every week to push ourselves to get better," said Munzon who was later named the tournament's best player. "We've been practicing for the physicality. It's something we have to get used to," he added. "I feel like we've been a target since week one," he added.
Taylor Statham added five while Troy Rike chipped in two for the Grindhouse Kings who earlier qualified for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters in Doha following their 19-18 win over the San Juan Knights-Go For Gold in the semis.
Alvin Pasaol led the way for the Risers, scoring five of their seven points in the game. After a solid outing in the tournament, BAVI President and CEO Ronald Mascarinas later announced that Chooks will be giving 200,000 pesos for the runners-up.
Both teams will be representing the country in the coming Chooks-to-Go Asia Pacific 3x3 Super Quest on April 6-7 at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall.
Earlier, Kobe Paras outlasted dunk specialist David Carlos in another exciting edition od the Gameville Slam Dunk contest.
Paras entertained the crowd with a reverse jam off the backboard to get a 50 and narrowly edge Carlos who finished with 49.
Valenzuela Classic's Chris de Chavez also ruled the three-point competition after outshooting Pasay's JP Belencion, 7-6, in the final round.