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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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Pat Taitano and Rich Abiador, teammates on the 1995 SPG volleyball team, have led their high school girls volleyball teams to the Washington State Championships in Yakima, Wa.
Taitano coaches Mt. Rainier High while Abiador leads North Creek High.
There for support is Dr. Mark Perez, a health professor at Central Washington University and a former UOG volleyball player.
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Guam has recently lost two former star athletes.
– former national volleyball player Larry Gamboa
– former GW Geckos running back Joe ‘Pit Bull’ Leon Guerrero
May they both rest in peace.

 

 

 

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