The JFK Islanders trailed the Harvest Eagles until midway through the 4th quarter and the FD Friars secured their spot in the Championship game during Monday evenings pair of games in the GSPN Preseason Basketball Tournament.
JFK 58, Guam High 51
The Harvest Eagles has made great strides in the tournament and came to play against JFK, scoring the first seven points in the game and holding as much as a 12-point lead over the unbeaten Islanders through three quarters. It wasn’t until a barrage of three pointers from Rodson Simina and Jeremiah Kintoki got the team within 50-48. An and-one play from Dean Weilbacher put JFK ahead 51-50 and the Islanders never looked back. Siminia and Kintoki scored 14 points apiece and the Eagles were led by Connor Barnes’ 13 points.
JFK will face the St. Paul Warriors at 7 pm Tuesday with the winner advancing to the championship game as the top seed in Pool B.
FD 74, Guam High 32
The Friars locked up Pool A’s top seed with the win over the Panthers which automatically catapults them into the championship game.
FD continued to put the pedal to the metal from beginning to end as Monday’s win over the Panthers showed the versatility of their roster with swingman Elijah Garrido leading the way with 17 points. Guard Colin Santiago scored 11 points to round out the Friars top scorers and the Panthers got a team-high 11 points from Jason Jackson.
5:30 pm Okkodo vs. Notre Dame 7 pm JFK vs. St. Paul
Four of the six starters on the 2020 Middle School Volleyball Champion Untalan Wildcats met for the first time since winning a title together as the Tiyan Titans took on the Okkodo Bulldogs in the first game of the ISA Boys Volleyball Season. (#7 Samuel Carino, #9 Lance Mupas, #15 Nicholas Santos, #17 Nash Ericsson)
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FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers
June 16: Guam vs Hong Kong
June 18: Hong Kong vs. Guam
June 13: Frank Camacho vs. Matt Frevola
June 20: Roque Martinez vs. Josh Parisian
July 25: Trevin Jones vs. Tony Kelley
Ivan Sablan took home the Mel Davis Junior Golf Tournament title (Boys 15-18) with rounds of 78-73. Markus Nanpei (77-78) and Eduardo Terlaje (79-74) followed behind two strokes back at GICC. Photo L – R: Mel Davis (GJGL Coach), Nanpei, Sablan, Terlaje and Jovy Lacson (GJGL Tournament Director)
Pro rugger Zach Pangelinan suffered a leg injury on his way to a try in the Houston SaberCats match vs. the L.A. Giltinis on Saturday in Major League Rugby action. The 32-year-old fullback in his fourth year with Houston is recovering and said he will be back on the pitch soon.