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UOG MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM WINS BASKETBALL CHALLENGE

The University of Guam Men’s Basketball Team won the Guam Basketball Challenge on Saturday afternoon at the Coral Reef Recreation Center at the Andersen Air Force Base with a 95-82 victory over the Bombers on their home court.

PRESS RELEASE – The University of Guam Men’s Basketball Team won the Guam Basketball Challenge on Saturday afternoon at the Coral Reef Recreation Center at the Andersen Air Force Base with a 95-82 victory over the Bombers on their home court.

The Tritons came out with an aggressive full court defense to open the game and ran up a quick 17-0 lead in the first few minutes of the game. The UOG offense was running on all cylinders with 3 pointers hitting from the outside and solid inside play. UOG would lead 30-10 at the end of the first quarter and would retain the 20 point lead throughout most of the game.

UOG was up 52-32 at half, 75-57 at the end of 3 periods and 95-82 at the end. UOG’s biggest lead was 29 points and the final score would be smallest lead UOG had since early first quarter.

Blake Jenkins led UOG with 23 points, 17 rebounds and 3 blocked shots while JFK graduate Billy Bilger added 20 points, with most from 3 point range and he led UOG with 4 steals, Geno Anderson scored 12 points and Anthony Brown had 7 assists on the afternoon.

UOG finished the tournament 8-0 and scored 100+ points 5 times. The Tritions will return to action on October 11 as they open the 1st Triton Men’s Basketball League at the UOG Calvo Field House.

Date Opponent Site: Time

September:

9, Saturday Mr. Rubbishman Andersen AFB W 108-37

10, Sunday HVK Bulldogs Andersen AFB W 100=92

16, Saturday Falcons Andersen AFB W 103-73

17, Sunday Andersen Bombers Andersen AFB W 85-65*

23, Saturday X-Clusive Andersen AFB W 122-66

Playoffs

25, Monday X-Clusive Andersen AFB W Forfeit

27, Wednesday HVK Bulldogs Andersen AFB W 121-84

30, Saturday Bombers Andersen AFB W 95-82

*Game called after 3 periods.

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The Guam men’s national basketball team moved up four slots in the FIBA World Ranking to #72 after an impressive win over Mongolia and a hard-fought loss to Japan.
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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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