Hala Bola! 2011 PBA All-Star Weekend Updates!

Kelly Williams slams home a pass from Jimmy Alapag
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Slam Dunk Contest Winner: Kelly Williams of Talk N Text
How he did it: He caught a pass from teammate Jimmy Alapag, who was way up in the stands, and slammed it home with two hands!

It was a cakewalk for Williams as rivals Gabe Norwood and Jay Washington did not participate and finals competitor Rey Guevarra missed his final dunk.

Aside from Guevarra, Williams bested Elmer Espiritu, JC Intal, Ronald Tubid and Josh Vanlandingham.

Three-point Contest Winner: Mark Macapagal of Coca-Cola
How he did it: He scored 17 points in the Final Round while Ronald Tubid had 16 and Jimmy Alapag only 15 to repeat as the 3-point king of the PBA.

Other participants were Dondon Hontiveros, James Yap, Joe Devance, Macmac Cardona, Sunday Salvacion and Ronjay Buenafe.

Strangely enough, Mark almost did not make the Final Round, producing only 12 points in the elimination round. He beat Salvacion by 1 to enter the final phase.

Obstacle Challenge Winner: Jonas Villanueva of B-Meg Derby Ace
How he did it: He set a record by finishing the course in 29.5 seconds only – the fastest ever.

Rain or Shine’s Ronjay Buenafe finished after 32.1 seconds and Chris Ross did it in 33.5 to finish 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Eliminated early were Josh Urbiztondo, LA Tenorio, Miller, Alex Cabagnot, Sean Anthony, and Jimmy Alapag.

Rookies blast Sophomores in the Blitz Game!
The Rookies upend the Sophs in the Blitz Game
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Barangay Ginebra's Robert Labagala and Powerade's Sean Anthony combined to produce a speedy backcourt that led the way for the Rookies. They defeated the Sophomores 114-109.

Labagala, a second round pick reserve and former UE Red Warrior, scored 25 points and dished out 8 assists, grabbed 3 rebounds and had a steal.

For his part, Anthony finished with a near-triple double: 12 points, 11 boards and 7 dimes. Both he and Labagala were named Co-MVPs of the game.

The Sophomores were led by Larry Rodriguez’s 27 points and 15 rebounds even as Jervy Cruz added 21 points and a Blitz  Game record 18 rebounds.

Injured Sophs Marcy Arellano, Ronnie Matias and Francis Allera were not able to play. Nonoy Baclao and Rabeh Al-Hussaini failed to suit up for the Rookies

Rookies 114 – Labagala 25, Vanlandingham 17, Espiritu 16, Thiele 15, Wilson 14, Anthony12, Guevarra 9, Weinstein 6.
Sophomores 109 – Rodriguez 27, Cruz 21, Gaco 19, Urbiztondo 15, Ross 14, Oreta 13.
Quarterscores: 27-23; 57-50; 82-84; 114-109.

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