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PRESS RELEASE – Bud Light Golden Hoops Classic (GHC) 2012 Fall Tournament hosted another exciting night of games on Wednesday at Tamuning Gym. In the 18 plus competitive division it was a come from behind win between the Tamuning Typhoons and Inarajan Hawks 53-51.

Typhoons Derrick Royster #9 goes up high to attempt a block against Inarajan Hawks Gerald Paulino #55 shot in the paint during a game on Wednesday at Tamuning Gym. The Typhoons earned a come from behind win against the Hawks 53-51. (courtesy photo)

Hawks Dominic Sablan and Javis Duenas kept the Typhoons at arm’s length with their offensive scoring throughout the game. Typhoons big men Pieerce Evangelista and Derrick Royster together with guards Tony Balajadia and Julian Canovas continued to chip away at the lead with points in the paint and perimeter.

In the second half a double technical was called on Royster that sent him packing giving the Hawks the advantage to drive to the basket for points giving them a 51-47 lead with 48 seconds left in the game.

Not to be deterred Typhoons Andrew Borja, Balajadia and Canovas turned up the half court trap defense causing the Hawks back to back turnovers giving Canovas the open shot scoring on back to back jumpers to give them the lead 53-51 with 8 seconds left in the game.

 Sablan’s two missed free throws and a missed shot on a drive by teammate Christian Reyes to tie and take the win was not enough as time ran out giving the victory to the Typhoons.

http://iconnectasia.com/iconnectguam/Typhoons Evangelista scored 15 points followed by Canovas with 14 points and Royster with 10 points. Hawks Sablan scored a game-high 20 points and Duenas scored 16 points in the loss.

18 plus men’s varsity division

Legacy Club 65, Malesso Rebels 40: Legacy’s Brantzel Ngiratebl scored 18 points followed by Rodrigo Grande Jr. and John Queno with 14 points a piece. Rebels Baaron Quinata scored 13 points.

Andersen Defenders 128, SPPC 76 Club 37: Defenders Delleon West scored a game-high 53 points making 11 of 11 from behind the arc while teammate Ollie Bradley chipped in 27 points. SPPC’s Philmore Paulo scored 17 points.

Coed recreation division

Guam Radiology 48, Ada’s Trust Club 35: Radiology’s Dayriel Oliet and Adrian Almazan scored 17 points and 14 points respectively. Ada’s Scott Ulloa and Nathan Ada scored 10 points a piece in the loss.

For official game schedule, results, stats and photo gallery visit www.guambasketball.com  or like us on facebook under guambasketball.com to receive live news feeds.

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