Blue Haus kept its perfect record following a 117-70 crushing of Saipan Warriors in the curtain raiser in the 2015 Graphics Invitational Masters Basketball League last Monday night at the Gillette Multipurpose Gymnasium.
Blue Haus now has a 4-0 mark to remain at top of the team standings and ahead of Armatech (3-1), KB Market (2-1), Slashers (1-2), Bammy’s Restaurant (1-2), Saipan Warriors (1-3), and Boomers (0-3).
The 47-point winning margin is the biggest so far for Blue Haus and in the league. In all its four victories, Blue Haus won by double digits, prevailing against Bammy’s by 12, 82-70; 16 against Armatech, 88-72; and 20 over the Slashers, 81-61.
Blue Haus reached the century mark for the first time this season in their rout of Saipan Warriors after drawing double figures from four players. Ernie Moises led Blue Haus’ demolition of the Saipan Warriors, as he sizzled for 30 points, while Edsel Mendoza chipped in 20 and Tony Diaz and Roger Valencia contributed 14. The three remaining Blue Haus scorers combined for 21 more points.
Moises drilled four of Blue Haus’ first five field goals and he went on to finish the opening quarter with 14 points to give his team an early twin-digit advantage, 25-14.
Blue Haus’ lead ballooned in the last three periods, as Moises’ hot shooting rubbed off on his teammates.
Sam Fernandez, who did not start for Blue Haus, came to play in the second quarter where he logged all his 9 points. Mendoza added 6 more to end the half with 11 and lift Blue Haus to a commanding 54-47 advantage. Valencia also contributed 6 in the second frame, canning three of Blue Haus’ last four field goals in that period.
In the third quarter, it was Diaz’s turn to hit multiple baskets for Blue Haus. He recorded 12 points in the third, more than doubling his output (4) in the first half. Mendoza backed him up, chipping in 8, while four other Blue Haus players also made it to the board in the penultimate quarter.
Blue Haus exploded for 36 points in the third against the 21 of Saipan Warriors to take a comfortable 90-48 lead, entering the final canto.
Despite the big lead, Blue Haus didn’t letup on offense and still outgunned the Saipan Warriors in the fourth frame, 27-22, to post the most lopsided win so far in the Masters league.
Blue Haus 117 – Moises 30, Mendoza 20, Diaz 18, Valencia 14, Fernandez 9, Factor 8, Buenabajo 4, Santos 3.
Saipan Warriors 70 – Geli 19, Del Rio 16, Surima 9, Mateo 6, Tiples 6, Santos 4, Alano 3, Miguel 2, Salazar 1.
Scoring by quarters: 25-14, 54-27, 90-48, 117-70.