U13's Evolution, U15's Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell, and U21's Blazers topped their respective opponents in the latest round of the Rollers Basketball Club's 2012 Holiday Hoops youth basketball tournament Tuesday night at the Garapan Basketball Court.
Evolution outlasted the Super Stars, 22-17, in the curtain raiser after which the U15's inaugural pairing resulted in KFC/Taco Bell triumphing over Pogi, 42-33, while Blazers logged a well-executed victory over the host team Rollers, 57-53, under the lights.
The competition resumes tonight in Garapan with another U13 rewind at 5:15pm followed with the U15 matchup at 5:45pm between the Rollers and Pogi.
Then a U21 double feature is set for 6:30pm with Rollers 2 taking on It Don't Matter at 6:30pm Ham's Team versus the Blazers at 7pm.
The competition resumes tonight in Garapan with another U13 rewind at 5:15pm followed with the U15 matchup at 5:45 pmbetween the Rollers and Pogi.
Then a U21 double feature is set for 6:30pm that banners Rollers 2 taking on It Don't Matter with a 7pm late tip featuring Ham's Team versus the Blazers.
The Super Stars enjoyed a 9-6 advantage at the half in the U13 match from a couple of baskets by John Paul Dela Cruz and Manny Cobacha; the former ringing one in from long range.
Evolution's mainstay Angelo Factor carried the load at the start and tossed in another 8 points in the second half as the team mounted a nice comeback victory.
Super Star's Chevy Alipio scurried for a team-high 6 markers in an effort to hold them off, but did not receive enough support from her boys. Factor's 14 topped the field.
In the U15 game, KFC's C.J/ Morales lit it up with a pair of early three pointers and a handful of other checks that helped provide a 18-16 ledge at the midpoint.
Pogi's John Cano and Melvin Deocares chimed in 6 points apiece, but were both held scoreless in the second half.
Morales added another 6 markers in the second half as teammate Wilfredo Francisco brought it home with a 10-point stamp down the stretch that secured the win.
Morales' 18 points led the field, while Sam Darag's team-high 11-point stab in the final period could not get the group over the hump.
The Blazers clung to a 15-22 lead in the first half of the U21 late feature with a balanced attack led by Jalen Jefferson, Luizi Reyes, and Tim Taguchi.
The Rollers' Prince Factor bulldozed his way for 10 points in the first half, but was held to just two buckets in the clutch as the Blazers thwarted a rally cry postured by Erick Dela Rosa and Ralph Francisco in the deciding period.
Evolution 22 - Factor 14, Dela Cruz 4, Borja 2, Siech 2.
Super Stars 17 - Alipio 6, Cruz 5, Cobacha 4, Borja 2.
Scoring by halves: 6-9, 22-17.
KFC/Tac Bell 42 - Morales 18, Francisco 10, Arciaga 6, Feria 6, Borromeo 2.
Pogi 33 - Darag 11, Cano 6, Deocares 6, Fidelino 6, Bucayo 2, Kwon 2.
Scoring by halves: 18-16, 42-33.
Blazers 57 - Jefferson 17, Galarse 14, Reyes 9, Sablan 6, Taguchi 6, Mendiola, Cruz 3.
Rollers 53 - Dela Rosa 16, P Factor 14, R Francisco 9, Malonzo 8, Yap 4, Nakayama 2.
Scoring by halves: 25-22, 57-53.