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FRIARS LOCK UP FINALS SPOT, ISLANDERS SINK KNIGHTS

The JFK Islanders started off Friday evening’s action by avenging their earlier tournament loss to the St. John’s Knights as forward Aaron Munoz nailed a go-ahead corner jumper off a dish from Alschea Grape with just one second left on the clock to go ahead 58-56.

By Robert Balajadia

The JFK Islanders started off Friday evening’s action by avenging their earlier tournament loss to the St. John’s Knights as forward Aaron Munoz nailed a go-ahead corner jumper off a dish from Alschea Grape with just one second left on the clock to go ahead 58-56.

The Knights called for time, but the ball doesn’t advance to half court in high school rules. Min’s last second heave at mid court was well off as the Islanders knocked off 2017’s tournament champs.

The Friars deployed a strong team game as they defeated the Okkodo Bulldogs in the battle of the leagues last unbeaten led by forward Aiden McDonald’s 11 points.

Okkodo will face the JFK Islanders at 3 pm with the winner set to face the FD Friars in the championship game at 6 pm.

  • CHAMPIONSHIP GAME LIVE STREAMING ON WWW.GUAMSPORTSNETWORK.COM (Desmond Mandell and Brent Tipton behind the mic)
  • 1-on-1 Halftime Challenge with Zach Banner

Day 5 – Winners Bracket

Bulldogs 46, Sharks 42
Friars 67, Knights 59

Day 4 – *Elimination Games

Islanders 76, Warriors 67
Titans 59, Panthers 52

Day 3 – *Elimination Games

St. Paul 65, Friars JV 29 – (Jahmar White – 18 points SP)
JFK 93, ND 30 – (Chris Morikami – 20 points JFK)

Day 2

FD 97, ND 28 (Kyle Gaitan – 31 points FD), (Holden Barcinas – 15 points ND)
JFK 80, Tiyan 60 (Alschae Grape – 27 points JFK), (Evangelista – 13 points THS)
St. Paul 62, Harvest 42 (Reo Aiken – 14 points SP), (Gaebeck Kim – 10 points HCA)
Guam High 61, FD JV 39 (Khalid Volious 18 points GH), (Ray Castro 16 poings FD JV)
*ELMINATION GAME* – Tiyan 75, Harvest 39 (Isaiah Guerrero – 21 points THS)
Guam High 73, ND 37 (Raven Taitague 22 points GH), (Holden Barcinas 13 points ND)

Day 1

Sanchez 43, Guam High 39 (Isiah Malig – 11 points SS), (Khalid Volious – 10 points GH)
St. John’s 64, JFK 59 (Michael Min – 26 points SJ) (Cloyd Rosas 13 points JFK)
FD 67, St. Paul 51 (De’Aundre Cruz 16 points FD), (D’Angelo Gallardo – 13 points SP)
Okkodo 50, Tiyan 40 (Christian – 14 points OK), (Isaiah Guerrero – 10 points THS)
Sanchez 67, Harvest 28 (Isaiah Malig – 12 points SS), (Henderson – 9 points HCA)
St. John’s 82, FD JV 38 (Takumi Simon – 33 points SJ), (Ray Castro – 11 points FD JV)

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The FD Friars have retired running back Kein Artero’s (#3), becoming the third Friar in three years to have his number retired. 2018 saw two numbers be retired from quarterback Daniel Phillips (#6) and De’Aundre Cruz (#24).

(photo from Kein Artero on Twitter)

COMING SOON …

– Girls Basketball Semifinals on Wednesday

– NFL Week 15: Bills at Steelers

– Jon Tuck in Bellator Japan Dec. 29

– IIAAG/GDOE Split on Jan. 1st

– GSPN Preseason Basketball Tournament

 

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