The 2011 Star Magic Games was held last Sunday, July 31, where Kapamilya stars were divided into four teams to compete in basketball, volleyball, and badminton, among others. Opening ceremonies started as early as 8 a.m. and the events kicked off with a kiddie fun run right after. Teen stars (and teammates for the day) Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes were seen enjoying the patintero games while Xyriel Manabat and Zaijian Jaranillo competed in the tug-of-war with the rest of the Goin’ Bulilit kids. Melissa Ricks, Enchong Dee, Empress, and Kitkat were seen in high spirits enjoying the dodgeball games. Piolo Pascual and Matteo Guidicelli ended up battling each other in the badminton finals, with Piolo winning the game. Bettina Carlos showed off her varsity player moves during the volleyball matches.
The culminating activity of the Star Magic Games 2011 was the basketball exhibition game between the Star Magic team and the ASAP Rocks team. Star Magic’s team captain was Gerald Anderson and the other members included Jason Abalos, Ryan Bang, Ram Sagad, and twins Toffi and Kenny Santos.
The ASAP team, led by Derek Ramsay, held the lead for most of the game until the last few minutes of the third quarter when Gerald, Xian Lim, Rayver Cruz, and Young JV started making plays that gave them an almost five point advantage by the last quarter. Derek and Gerald showed standout performances as they defended against each other and led their team to an exciting finish with Team ASAP Rocks winning the game by just one point 80-79 during the last few seconds in the game.
Team ASAP‘s power players included Jhong Hilario who played point guard and showed agility on the field despite suffering from cramps in both legs during the last quarter, Gab Valenciano whose excellent defense paved the way for their last point advantage, plus Vhong Navarro and dancer Eric Tai who provided excellent support for follow-up shots and aggressive defense.
Last year’s Male MVP Gerald Anderson once again showed his prowess on the court as he emerged top scorer for the game with 31 points. Although he was still feeling sick the day before, Derek Ramsay was the second highest scorer with 23 points.
Celebrities seen on the bleachers enjoying the game were best buddies (and rumored couples) Kim Chiu, Enchong Dee, Maja Salvador, and Matteo Guidicelli who had finished their events earlier in the day. Ryan Bang provided comic relief all throughout the event with his crazy antics on and off the court. Angelica Panganiban, who was not participating in the games, but was cheering for Derek the entire game, arrived with her boyfriend wearing similar silver rubber shoes. John Lloyd Cruz and Shaina Magdayao also arrived in matching black sporty outfits after attending the opening ceremonies earlier in the day. Also seen in the crowd was Cristine Reyes and Rayver’s mom cheering on the Star Magic team’s side.
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