D’ Strikers 2 still Fanihi division leaders


The Chow Time Drillers celebrate their win against the Naked Fish Na’Gupu in the Thursday B Flame Tree division. (Contributed Photo)

The 9 Eleven D’ Strikers 2 continues to lord it over the six-team field in the SEDA Bud Light Fanihi-Thursday B 2017 season. The Strikers 2 had already compiled 135 wins against 75 losses in the 210 games they played after 14 weeks of action.

The Strikers 2 are in a good position of claiming the division crown as they enjoy a 14-win lead over closest pursuer 6JMS Mafia 2 (121-89), but with 11 weeks left in the season the latter could still make their move in the hopes of pulling off a surprise.

The Strikers’ latest victim is the 6JMS 80 Proofers with an 11-4 drubbing in Thursday’s matches held in various establishments on Saipan.

Junior Vito was on target that day, winning all of the five matches he played against the opponents the Proofers pitted against him. He opened up his impressive stint by beating Orly Paconlan in the Strikers’ 4-0 decision in the 301 Double In/Double Out event.

The Mafia remained in title contention after cruising to a 12-3 decision over sister squad the Bandits, while 6JMS Shaka also completed an 11-4 victory against the Franken Brau Crafters.

The Bandits (99-111), Shaka (97-98), 80 Proofers (95-100), and the Crafters (68-142) complete the standings.

In the Flame Tree division, also played every Thursday night, the Jonny’s Serial Killaz and Chow Time Drillers are currently tied on top with 136-74 cards apiece followed by the Naked Fish Ridin’Darrty B’s 126-84 slate.

Jonny’s S.O.L. (121-89), Jonny’s Real Deal (104-106), Naked Fish Na’Gupu (100-110, Naked Fish Dartaholiks (66-144), and Naked Fish DNA Jump It (51-159) are the other competing teams in the division.

The Serial Killaz squeezed out an 8-7 triumph over fellow Jonny’s Bar-sponsored squad S.O.L., while the Drillers managed to remain as co-leaders following an 11-4 crushing of Na’Gupu.

The Real Deal escaped with an 8-7 decision over Ridin’Darrty-B, while the Dartaholics breezed past sister team DNA Jump-It, 11-4, in the other matches.

Jon Perez | Reporter
Jon Perez began his writing career as a sports reporter in the Philippines where he has covered local and international events. He became a news writer when he joined media network ABS-CBN. He joined the weekly DAWN, University of the East’s student newspaper, while in college.
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