Ateneo loss to Assumption College a dampener as Francis Escandor named MVP of Gaisano Cup
Francis Gabriel Escandor is MVP of the 2015 Gaisano Grand Cup basketball tournament.  Photo by Lean Daval Jr.

ATENEO de Davao’s Francis Gabriel Escandor was named Most Valuable Player of the 2015 Gaisano Grand Cup basketball tournament that somehow eased the school’s 67-62 defeat at the hands of Assumption College of Davao in Game Two of the finals Sunday night.

Escandor was voted the tournament’s best player by a selection board from the sponsoring Gaisano Grand and the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas-11.

The Ateneo de Davao forward was also part of the Mythical Team along with John Honra of Holy Child College of Davao, Crus Marvin Vistal of Assumption College of Davao, Kalen Axel Doromal of Assumption College of Davao, and Mario Ion Angeles of Ateneo de Davao University.

The ACD Warriors mounted a third period rally which Ateneo failed to arrest that forged a deciding winner-take-all Game Three

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