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Lester Alvarez wins MPBL All-Star three-point shootout competition

by Niel Victor Masoy, February 13, 2020 6:58pm

Lester Alvarez shot the lights out from beyond the arc, winning the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Cup All-Star three-point shootout on Thursday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Alvarez, who plays for the Bicol Kuyas, poured in 24 points in the Final round.

Of course, he outgunned James Martinez of the Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards and Jerome Garcia of the Bicol Volcanoes, who punched in 20 and 17 points, respectively in the championship round.

Alvarez qualified in the Top 3 - the final round - by scoring 24 points in the first round that had the other 11 participants in Robin Roño and Anton Asistio of Zamboanga, Jordan Rios of Rizal, Mark Pangilinan and Rocky Acidre of Bacoor, Mikey Williams of General Santos, Mikey Cabahug of Navotas, John Wilson of San Juan and Rhaffy Octubre of Cebu.

Martinez racked up 25 points for the first spot, while Garcia put up 19, tied with Williams for the third spot.

Garcia and Williams figured in a 40-second, three-rack shootout with the former advancing in the top 3 with 14 points and the latter bowing out of the competition with 12 points.

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