● KAIMRC Basketball Team, Champions of the 2015-16 MNGHA Inter-Departmental Basketball Tournament

KAIMRC is proud to announce the championship win of KAIMRC staff in the Inter-Departmental Basketball Tournament on January 23, 2016.  We encourage the participation in team activities of our employees.  This teamwork is essential to our success and has been exemplified by the basketball team. Congratulations!

Out of 21 teams divided into two brackets, KAIMRC’s Basketball Team finished eliminations with an 8-2 win-loss record, finishing second in its bracket and qualifying to participate in the quarterfinals.  They finished the quarterfinals with a 4-0 record, beating Fire@KSAU and Staff Housing Services teams and qualifying for semi-finals.  In the semifinals, they had a come-from-behind win while down ten points with five minutes left in the fourth quarter.  Ron Deverala had a buzzer beater shot putting them into overtime, then securing the win during overtime. KAIMRC then qualified for the championship game.

The championship game was KAIMRC vs. the Dental Team in another come-from-behind win for KAIMRC, making them the tournament champions.  Down 11 points in the second quarter, KAIMRC closed the gap to just one point with three minutes to go.  After back and forth 3-point shots, the game was tied at 66 all.  After two fouls on KAIMRC and three shots made, the Dental team was not able to regain the three point lead.  KAIMRC secured the win in a 69-66 game.

KAIMRC’s Paulo Malonzo was voted as Most Valuable Player and was also awarded the title of the tournament’s Best Coach.  He is also part of the Mythical Team, joined by KAIMRC Players Jimmy Manipon, Ron Deverala and Denver Tuando.

Congratulations to KAIMRC’s players and participants:

  1. Paulo Malonzo – playing coach
  2. Jimmy Manipon – team captain
  3. Ron Martin Deverala
  4. Ivan Queddeng
  5. Bong Layga
  6. Kim Saburnido
  7. Kenneth Balmeo
  8. Denver Tuando
  9. Reynold Reyes
  10. Rafael Dumayag
  11. Arjo Dumaliang
  12. Julius Magsalin
  13. Gerry Puno
  14. Ryan Dionisio
  15. John Ephraim Cuevas