Brannon’s, 9 Eleven Wild Boyz rule Bud Cup


Brannon’s Jam Shooters and 9 Eleven Wild Boyz reigned supreme in the Saipan Billiards Association 8-Ball League Budweiser Cup.

9 Eleven Wild Boyz took the Tuesday League crown after beating IT&E Amari Destroyers in the finals last week, 9-7. Patrick Cepeda, Ray Matsunaga, Randy Sablan, Bill Cepeda, and Shane Quitugua suited up for the champion team, while Nolan Cultura, Cesar Sangalang, Rolly Villanueva, and Gian Flores played for the Destroyers.

The Destroyers made it to the title match after eliminating Marianas Water, 9-6, and regular season winner Docomo Hustlers, 9-4. 9 Eleven Wild Boyz, on the other hand, ousted Amari’s Masters Touch, 9-7, and Brannon’s Builders, 8-2, to book a finals berth.

In the Thursday League finals, Brannon’s Jam Shooters came out on top against Sands Team SCS, 9-7. Lito and Albert Pangelinan gave Brannon’s the decisive wins in the singles 8-ball after topping Toto Bigcas and Roy Wu. Joining Lito and Albert on the winning squad were Senen Pangilinan and Roger Espiritu.

Brannon’s Jam Shooters moved into the finals after knocking out 9 Eleven MJD Warriors, 8-4, and 9 Eleven Black Ball, 9-8. Sands Team SCS secured the other finals spot following its victories over 9 Eleven Titans. 9-8, and Amari’s Intensity, 9-8.

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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