Mark Hall named Lopez Cup MVP
GIE Cibao Immortals earned 2023 Lopez Cup (LDC In-Season Tournament) victory. They narrowly defeated Mambas in the Final in Santiago tonight. Mark Hall (196-PG-1994, college: St.Cloud St.) sank a three at the buzzer to win the game for the Dominican powerhouse.
Immortals recorded an 18-13 lead after ten minutes. Zona Norte sank 21 points in the second frame to tie things up at 34. Immortals went on a 24-16 run in the third period to regain the advantage. But Zona Norte found the way back into the contest erasing the deficit and taking a narrow lead late in regulation. But Victor Torres (189-SG-1995) came up with a decisive bucket to seal a two point led for the home team. Immortals head coach Jermaine Barnes called a timeout and drew up a game winning play. Mark Hall finished with 20 points, while Kelvin Tavarez accounted for 22 points for the champions. Victor Torres answered with 26 points in a losing effort.
Mark Hall was named Lopez Cup Finals MVP.