Connect with us

Basketball

GBC-IIAAG BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT DAY 5

The Simon Sanchez Sharks and Okkodo Bulldogs 2 staved off elimination in Monday’s games at Guam High in the GBC-IIAAG 3rd Annual JV Tournament.

With the wins, the two teams will face each other 5 pm March 1 at Guam High, while the JFK Islanders and Okkodo Bulldogs 1 will square up at 630. The JFK-Okkodo loser will face the winner of Sanchez-Okkodo2 for a shot at bragging rights. Games will be held March 1, Wednesday at Guam High.

In the late game, the Sharks downed FD 2 55-37 to stay alive. Sanchez’s Isaiah Malig lit up the scoreboard for 23 points in the first half to propel his team to a 36-13 halftime score.

Down by as much as 26 in the third, the Friars regrouped behind a stingy 1-3-1 half-court trap. The trapping zone rattled the Shark cages, and the Friars cashed in on a few turnovers.

With the momentum on the Friar side, the FD guards fed their big men to go on a 17-4 run that got them as close as 11.

But, Sanchez’s Thurston Franklin quieted the run with an 8-point performance in the fourth quarter to give the Sharks some breathing room. The Sharks turned to Malig to control the offense and ensure the comeback run would fall short.

Malig led all scorers with 24, while Franklin chipped in 12 for the win. Big man Aidan McDonald had 12 in the loss, with teammate Jayden Taitano added six.

In the early game, the Okkodo Bulldogs 2 overcame a tenacious St Paul team for the 56-42 victory. The Warriors came out hungry in the first quarter, jumping out to a 12-point lead. The Warriors rode on the offensive strength of Ralphy Formosa and Brandon Miranda. The duo tag-teamed, slicing through the Okkodo defense to find the back of the net and take the early lead. With Hayato Tsuji and Isaiah Malcalma patrolling the inside to deny Okkodo’s big men, St. Paul had the edge for all of the first and much of the second quarter.

Okkodo’s Nick Panganiban and Kobe Santos mixed it up late in the second quarter, cranking up the drives to help knot up the score at 23 apiece going into the half.

Tied, the Bulldogs hit an offensive groove in the third period, dropping 22 points to take an 11-point lead going into the fourth.

Down, but not out, the Warriors deployed a half-court trap that netted a couple of Formosa lay ups to eat into the deficit. But, Okkodo’s big men — Kyle Delos Santos and Lino Arizanga — answered back with a run of their own. The duo combined for 17 of the team’s 33 second-half points to ensure the win.

Miranda led St. Paul with 15 points, while Formosa dropped 10 in the loss. Four Okkodo players had double digits. Santos finished with 13, while Panganiban chipped in 12 for the win.

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

January

February 2020

March
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
Events for February

1st

2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Events for February

2nd

No Events
Events for February

3rd

No Events
Events for February

5th

Events for February

6th

Events for February

7th

Events for February

8th

9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Events for February

9th

No Events
Events for February

10th

No Events
Events for February

11th

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Events for February

12th

No Events
Events for February

13th

Events for February

15th

16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Events for February

16th

No Events
Events for February

17th

No Events
Events for February

18th

Events for February

19th

No Events
Events for February

20th

Events for February

21st

Events for February

22nd

23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Events for February

23rd

Events for February

24th

Events for February

26th

No Events
Events for February

28th

Events for February

29th

1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

Harvest Eagle Trinity Terlaje

Polls

Which high school playoff series will you be paying most attention to?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

After winning the title with ND in 2019, Tiyan Titan head coach Conrad Kerber has the Lady Titans sitting at 2nd place in the league with one week left in the season, the highest placement the Titans have ever been.

COMING SOON …

– Zach and Larry Return to Guam

 

 

Brawl MMA March 13

QUICK HITS

One FC champion Brandon Vera and ambassador Miesha Tate visited the troops on Guam during a USO Tour.

 

 

—————————————————-

 

190 runners took part in the 48th Hafa Marathon (half marathon).

 

Here are the top 5 finishers:

 

Ryan Matienzzo 1:13:17
Kris Lawrence 1:24:12
Taiga Sato 1:25:05
Chris Rasmussen 1:26:48
Carlos Leon Guerrero 1:28:46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More in Basketball