The Mexican-American Basketball Associations finishes another successful season

Week #9 Game between Rockets and QC Bulls. Photo by Antonio Varela / Hola America

The Mexican-American Basketball Association just finished their 2022 season. This season was very special since they did not play for almost 2 years because of the pandemic. 

The league has been active since 1968 with teams from both Iowa and Illinois. 

Damon Bautista, the league commissioner, is very grateful that they were able to finish the 2022 season strong. 


“First and foremost I’d like to thank the players for committing to this season. We had to stop the league in 2020 and didn’t have a season in 2021 both due to COVID-19. With the conclusion of this season I would say that our league is back stronger than ever. The competition is as good as it’s ever been and I’m proud to be a part of this historic league.” He said in a statement to Hola America.  


The team -El Mago- were the regular season and tournament champions with a record of 11-0. The tournament MVP was Taelor Lopez.


Congratulations to all the teams, players, organizers and the fans for a great season. 

2022 Regular season and tournament
champions “El Mago” 11-0

Other MBA News:

Coach John Alonzo was inducted today in the ICA (Illinois Coaches Association) Hall of Fame

Coach John Alonzo

Congratulations to United Township HS Coach John Alonzo for being inducted into the Illinois Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame last month. He has been an integral part of the Mexican-American Basketball Association family from when the league was established. He also runs the MBA Hall of Fame.


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