Easy victories in Docomo summer caging
Three teams walked away with double-digit winning margins in the 2012 Docomo Pacific Youth Summer Basketball League at the Garapan Basketball Court.
In the U17 division game last Monday, IT&E Rollers A defeated the MJC Enterprises Sixers, 52-27, while Friday’s matches in the U25 category saw R-Rebels beating the Peacemakers, 45-30, and the Saints downing the Rollers, 39-28.
IT&E Rollers A duo Jeron Ano and James Lynx teamed up for 15 points in the first half to help secure a 21-16 lead at midpoint.
Then in the second half, Ano was still at it, while Irvyn Malonzo delivered 6 points, and they received support from four others to cruise to the win.
Ano led all scorers with 14 points.
The IT&E Rollers A-MJC Enterprises Sixers tiff was the lone game played last Monday, as Proa won via forfeit over Docomo Red in the opener.
In the U25 division’s first game, the R-Rebels were deadlocked with the Peacemakers at 19-all after the opening 16 minutes before making a huge defensive stand in the payoff period for the win.
R-Rebels’ Ben Lisua and Peacemakers’ Luis Reyes led their respective squads with six points apiece in the first frame. The R-Rebels then contained their rivals to just 11 points in the second half en route to a stout victory.
Lisua led the charge with nine markers in the clutch and finished atop the scoring chart with 16, almost matching Peacemakers’ Won Joo Jung and Juan Camacho’s combined scores of 17. Trevor Ogumoro provided 6 late points for the R-Rebels, who also got contributions from three other players.
In the second matchup, Donovan Brennan and Ben Iglesias hooked for 13 checks in the first period for the Saints’slim 19-17 edge at halftime.
The Rollers buried three three-pointers to keep the match close at intermission, but could not get their shots falling in the payoff period. The Rollers were limited to 11 points in the final canto, as the Saints trotted to the easy win.
Brennan and Luizi Reyes came away with four points each in the second half for a balance offense. Brennan led the Saints with 11 points, while six others also lit up the scoreboard.
Jon Laniyo and Chris Mizer combined for 19 points for the Rollers, but received just nine points from the rest of their teammates.
Meanwhile, the U25 games will continue this Friday with GVH taking on Hi-5 at 5:30pm and the Shottas squaring off against the R-Rebels at 6:30pm.
IT&E Rollers A 52 – Ano 14, Lynx 12, Factor 8, J. Iglesias 6, Malonzo 6, Kwon 6.
MJC Ent. Sixers 27 – R. Villagomez 10, Ngeskebei 6, Flores 4, Iba 4.
Scoring by halves: 21-16, 52-27.
R-Rebels 45 – Lisua 16, Ogumoro 10, E. Camacho 6, Litulumar 6, Nawaz 5, Chan 2.
Peacemakers 30 – Jung 9, J. Camacho 8, Lu. Reyes 6, La. Reyes 4, Lizama 3.
Scoring by halves: 19-19, 45-30.
Saints 39 – Brennan 11, B. Iglesias 7, Lu. Reyes 6, Eubanks 4, Namelo 4, LJ Reyes 3, Basa 2, Cruz 2,
Rollers 28 – Laniyo 10, Mizer 9, J. Iglesias 3, P. Camaco 2, Kapwich 2, Teregeyo 2.
Scoring by halves: 19-17, 39-28.
By Walter J. Sutherland