Marianas Resort-Proa routed the Ol'Aces, 61-29, in the U20 division game in the 2012 Saipan Rotary Club Youth Basketball League last Tuesday at the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium.
The victory was second in as many games for Proa, while the Ol'Aces remain winless after two tries.
Proa wasted no time from the tip and doubled up its opponents, 18-9, after the opening period. Ichitaro Faisao led Proa's early breakaway, scoring 7 points.
Faisao sat out in the second quarter, but teammate Shane Diaz took the reigns in his absence, adding 8 markers to push Proa further ahead at halftime, 32-18.
Derrick Olopai managed 6 points for the Ol'Aces in the first two frames, but the group had a lot of ground to make up in the second half.
The Ol'Aces tried to mount a comeback after the break, but were stuffed to 3 points in the third quarter, as Proa trudged on, 48-21, heading into the final 10 minutes of play.
Faisao and Diaz teamed up for 11 points in the third quarter and Proa never looked back, as Frank Mettao and Jacob Palacios stepped up in the fourth, combining for 9 points to put the final touches on the runaway victory.
Diaz led Proa with his 17 points, outscoring Ol'Aces' Olopai and Jason Aguilar's dual effort of 15.
Meanwhile, the Sonics and LD Prime were also gunning for their second win, as they dueled last night, while Hi-5 (0-1) and Kagman (0-1) meet today at 5:30pm, hoping to enter the win column after losing their debuts.
Proa 61 - Diaz 17, Faisao 13, Mettao 9, Jas. Palacios 7, Taitano 7, Hemley 4, Jac. Palacios 2.
Ol'Aces 29 - Aguilar 8, Olopai 7, Alfred 5, Rogolifoi 5, Rangamar 2, Lisua 2.
Scoring by quarters: 18-9, 32-18, 48-21, 61-29.