Alamo outclasses 8th Division


Alamo’s Freddie Pelisamen, center, dribbles past 8th Division’s Amor Zapata, right, and tries to do the same against Maverick Itibus during the fourth quarter of their game in the Civic Center caging last Saturday. (roselyn B. Monroyo)

Alamo Rent A Car topped 8th Division, 69-64, during the first game in the 2018 Civic Center Inter-color Basketball League last Saturday at the Civic Center court.

Alamo had a 7-2 windup in the final one minute of the match to take the 5-point victory.

8th Division threatened Alamo, 59-62, after Joseph Torres’ basket. However, Pelisamen countered with a fastbreak shot off a feed from James Kintz, while John Bayking made all his four free throws in the homestretch to foil 8th Division’s comeback bid. The losing squad was held to one field goal off Maverick Itibus’ layup after cutting the deficit to three and missed a couple of 3-point attempts to fall short in the end.

Pelisamen was one of the four Alamo players to score in twin digits in their close win after firing 15—10 of them came in the fourth canto. Kintz led Alamo with his 18 markers, while Bayking and Carl Aldan added 10 each.

Torres paced 8th Division with his 22 points, while Patrick Abugapal contributed 10.

Chowtime 51, Batang 29
Chowtime crushed Batang in last Friday’s match.

Chowtime held Batang to single-digit scoring in the first two quarters and the fourth to cruise to victory.

Batang, which was still in the game at the break despite struggling on offense behind by only 8, 12-20, made only four field goals in the third period. Chowtime more than doubled its opponent’s output, 24-10, to open a 44-22 advantage. Chowtime never looked back, as Batang was limited to 7 markers in the final canto.

8th Division 69, Geotesting 53
8th Division eased past Geotesting in last Thursday game.

Itibus and Torres scored 15 points each and Rodney Catalla added 12 to lift 8th Division to the double-digit winning margin.

Itibus and company led from start to finish and countered E.J. Abejo’s three triples in the fourth quarter to keep its safe distance. Torres, Catalla, and Romy Bernardo drilled one trey apiece to offset Abejo’s three conversions from downtown.

Roselyn Monroyo | Reporter
Roselyn Monroyo is the sports reporter of Saipan Tribune. She has been covering sports competitions for more than two decades. She is a basketball fan and learned to write baseball and football stories when she came to Saipan in 2005.

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