Connect with us

Basketball

FOUR SET TO COMPETE IN 3X3 TOURNEY

Four of the best young female basketball talents on Guam are getting ready to travel to Hungary for the annual 3×3 basketball tournament stretching from June 4-7. Kali Benavente, Destiny Castro, Joy Pangilinan, and Alison Bowman under head coach Jimmy Yi will be out to top their previous 3×3 tournament success.

By Robert Balajadia

Four of the best young female basketball talents on Guam are getting ready to travel to Hungary for the annual 3×3 basketball tournament stretching from June 4-7.

3×3 Roster

IMG_8736

Kali “Special K” Benavente

IMG_8714

Destiny “Queen B” Castro

IMG_8706

Joy “Nova” Pangilinan

Alison "E-Racer" Bowman

Alison “E-Racer” Bowman

The girls will be coached by Jimmy Yi, who is coming off as good of a year as any coach could have by leading both the Academy Cougars and FD Friars junior varsity teams to an undefeated season.

“It’s been a humbling experience and I’m enjoying the ride. I thank coach Eddie Pelkey for nominating me to be the coach and take these girls. This could just be the icing on the cake after two undefeated seasons, but these are just a fun group of girls and I’m really looking forward to it,” said Yi.

GSPN-MFC-Banner-PL

Castro and Benavente were a part of the 3×3 team last year where they managed to win two games, the first time that a 3×3 has ever done so. The addition of Pangilinan adds depth in long-range shooting and Bowman gives the team height, an area that the girls have been lacking in recent years.

“They are in shape and working out and most importantly they’ve been playing together, because these girls don’t play on the same teams in high school. The experience with Destiny and Kali will help, but our goal is just to do our best every game.

The girls departed Tuesday morning and will play the likes of China, Estonia and New Zealand in Pool B.

3x3 head coach Jimmy Yi. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

3×3 head coach Jimmy Yi. (photo by Robert Balajadia)

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

September

October 2020

November
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
Events for October

1st

No Events
Events for October

2nd

No Events
Events for October

3rd

No Events
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Events for October

4th

No Events
Events for October

5th

No Events
Events for October

6th

No Events
Events for October

7th

No Events
Events for October

8th

No Events
Events for October

9th

No Events
Events for October

10th

No Events
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Events for October

11th

No Events
Events for October

12th

No Events
Events for October

13th

No Events
Events for October

14th

No Events
Events for October

15th

No Events
Events for October

16th

No Events
Events for October

17th

No Events
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Events for October

18th

No Events
Events for October

19th

No Events
Events for October

20th

No Events
Events for October

21st

No Events
Events for October

22nd

No Events
Events for October

23rd

No Events
Events for October

24th

No Events
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Events for October

25th

No Events
Events for October

26th

No Events
Events for October

27th

No Events
Events for October

28th

No Events
Events for October

29th

No Events
Events for October

30th

No Events
Events for October

31st

No Events
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

E Sports Athlete Willy Hong

Polls

Who had the most impressive first win in the UFC?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

Frank ‘The Crank’ Camacho was a competitive youth golfer in Saipan with dreams of making it to the PGA.

COMING SOON …

ALL SPORTING EVENTS HALTED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ISSUE

QUICK HITS

Jamal Agnew changes positions this year with the Detroit Lions from cornernack to receiver.
The 2019 All-Pro return man will retain his special teams duties for the Lions.
Agnew is half CHamoru with his mother hailing from Saipan. #bibamarianas 📷 (AP/Carlos Osorio)

More in Basketball