LOOK: Alab Pilipinas whoops it up as newly crowned ABL champs

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 03 2018 07:12 AM

Tears of joy and strips of confetti flowed inside the Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna on Wednesday night after San Miguel Alab Pilipinas defeated Mono Vampire 102-92 to win the ASEAN Basketball League championship.

It was the first title by a Filipino club since 2013, so given that head coach Jimmy Alapag and his crew ended the 5-year drought and considering the myriad compelling individual stories on the team, all the kudos they receive are well-deserved.

Below is a series of images showing the celebratory atmosphere following Alab's title-sealing victory.

Ray Parks Jr. and Mono Vampire guard Paul Zamar talk after San Miguel Alab Pilipinas defeated Mono Vampire to win the ABL championship in Laguna on Wednesday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Ray Parks Jr. gets a lift from teammate Lawrence Domingo as he cuts down the net in Laguna on Wednesday, following San Miguel Alab Pilipinas' title-clinching win over Mono Vampire in the ABL. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Ray Parks Jr. raises the championship and the finals MVP trophies following San Miguel Alab Pilipinas' title-clinching win over Mono Vampire in the ABL in Laguna on Wednesday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas head coach Jimmy Alapag gets a victory ride following San Miguel Alab Pilipinas' title-clinching win over Mono Vampire in the ABL in Laguna on Wednesday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas players each hold a smaller replica of the ABL championship trophy following the team's title-clinching win over Mono Vampire in Laguna on Wednesday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Fans came in droves to support San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in Game 5 of the ABL finals in Laguna on Wednesday. Their enthusiasm paid off as Alab walked away with the title. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Renaldo Balkman hangs onto the rim following an emphatic dunk in Game 5 of the ABL finals in Laguna on Wednesday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas head coach Jimmy Alapag shares an emotional moment with forward Ray Parks Jr. as the team closes in on the championship in Game 5 of the ABL finals in Laguna on Wednesday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News