Connect with us

Basketball

PANTHERS SHOWCASE HIGH ENERGY DEFENSE IN OPENER VS DOLPHINS

On Tuesday night in the season opener of the IIAAG Girls’ Basketball, the Guam High Panthers defeated the Southern Dolphins 57-28 at home.

By Brandon Kinsella

On Tuesday night in the season opener of the IIAAG Girls’ Basketball, the Guam High Panthers defeated the Southern Dolphins 57-28 at home. The Panthers showcased high energy defense, which would led to easy fast break points throughout the ballgame.

Guam High started off the 1st quarter with an 11-0 run, which was due in large part to remarkable defense. The Panthers were very aggressive and showed ability to read the passing lane, forcing seven Dolphins’ turnovers in the first quarter alone. Right out the gates, Panther’s Aniah Cruz looked to make a statement, draining her first three of her junior season, which would set the pace for her team’s offensive success.

The Dolphins didn’t develop an offensive rhythm until the second quarter, they had only scored two points in the quarter prior. Southern’s Katelyn Camacho scored her team’s first field goal off of an inbounds pass and made several key plays in the paint. Camacho finished the game with five points, five rebound and two blocks.

Panther’s small forward Alexis Brown was a defensive weapon all night, amassing five steals, five rebounds, and one block.

The Dolphins did show lots of potential as the game went on. Dolphins’ center Bre’ani San Nicolas would prove to be a strong presence in the paint, finishing the game with nine rebounds and three points.

Player of the Game Aniah Cruz looked unstoppable in the season opener, showing ability to score from anywhere on the floor. Cruz also showed great finishing ability in transition, where her team thrived because of high pressure defense. She would finish with 21 points, two rebounds, and a steal. Panther’s Guard Taneea Henderson also had an impressive outing, finishing with 17 points, three rebounds and one steal.

Cruz elaborated on what is going to allow for continued success throughout the season:

“We just have to stay focused during practice, and practice the way that we’re going to play in the game. Our main goal this season is to build team chemistry and understand that every team that we face is going to be different.”

With this victory, the Panther’s secure their first win of the season, improving to (1-0) and the Dolphins fall to 0-1.

PHOTO GALLERY BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Ad

Athletes Birthdays by W5

GPS Sports Calendar

November

December 2021

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

31st

No Events
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Events for January

1st

No Events
Events for January

2nd

No Events
Events for January

3rd

No Events
Events for January

4th

No Events
Events for January

5th

No Events
Events for January

6th

No Events
Events for January

7th

No Events
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Events for January

8th

No Events
Events for January

9th

No Events
Events for January

10th

No Events
Events for January

11th

No Events
Events for January

12th

No Events
Events for January

13th

No Events
Events for January

14th

No Events
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Events for January

15th

No Events
Events for January

16th

No Events
Events for January

17th

No Events
Events for January

18th

No Events
Events for January

19th

No Events
Events for January

20th

No Events
Events for January

21st

No Events
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Events for January

22nd

No Events
Events for January

23rd

No Events
Events for January

24th

No Events
Events for January

25th

No Events
Events for January

26th

No Events
Events for January

27th

No Events
Events for January

28th

No Events
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
Events for January

29th

No Events
Events for January

30th

No Events

National Guard Athletes

National Weightlifter Jacinta Sumagaysay

Sergeant Jacinta Sumagasay has had all kinds of weight on her shoulders and the Guam Army National Guard has been there through every step. The Guard has given Sumagaysay plenty of opportunities in life while also allowing her to do what she does best – lifting her way to Guam’s best in her weight class of 59kg.

Polls

Do you like the change of having ISA boys and girls sports being played at the same time? (example: boys & girls basketball going on at the same time)

View Results

COMING SOON …

3rd Quarter Sports

  • ISA/IIAAG Boys & Girls Basketball
  • ISA Boys Soccer
  • ISA Boys/Girls Tennis
  • ISA Wrestling
  • ISA Paddling
  • ISA Girls Softball

QUICK HITS

5-year-old Guam Sports Network boss Ezra Lujan presents Mangilao Mayor Allan Ungacta with a Free Library made by Team GSPN.
It includes kids books, supplies and backpacks in hopes of promoting children’s reading in Mangilao.

——————————————–

In GRC’s first race of the year, Derek Mandell and Sharon Hawley were the first male and female finishers of the Cross Island 10-mile run Saturday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

More in Basketball