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OCEANIA: GUAM OVERPOWERING IN DAY 1

Guam smashes in Day 1 of the U19 Oceania Basketball Championships in Fiji.

U19 Oceania Basketball Championships in Fiji

DAY 1

Destiny Castro puts on a clinic with 31 points, 10 rebounds and five steals as Guam dismantles Papua New Guinea 80-46 to open the tournament. 13-year-old Mia San Nicolas, the tallest player on Team Guam, debuts with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

All five PNG starters play the entire game led by Maimu Kala’s 29 points. Guam outrebounds PNG 55-32 and forces 28 turnovers from their opponents.

PNG

In the men’s division, Guam totally outmatched the Solomon Islands, leading 48-0 at halftime on their way to an 88-13 win.

The Solomons shot 5-for-43 from the field (12%) as they faced the traditionally-daunting Guam defense.

Point guard and former IIAAG MVP Kurtis Silva led the way with 18 points while team captain Jeddou Antonio added 14 points. Harvest star Kobe Sotelo pumped in 12 points and four steals.

Solomon

 

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QUICK HITS

Shawn Bamba won the Arizona state wrestling championship while siblings Jussiah and Justyn took third place in their divisions at state.
Shawn (12th) won the 150-lb division while Jussiah (11th) took bronze in the 120-lb class and Justyn (9th) took bronze in the 106-lb category.
All three were born on Guam before moving to Surprise, Arizona in 2014, where they all picked up wrestling in 2016.
Their parents are Justin and Shannon Bamba from Pago Bay.
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Christian Delos Santos, son of Richard Delos Santos (Barrigada) and Norma Larimer Delos Santos (Dededo), won the Kentucky High School Athletic Association wrestling state championship in the 113-lb weight class.
His sister Naiya took 3rd place in the 100-lb girls division.

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