Lady Dolphins win two in a row in girls hoops


Angellyn Roligat of Marianas High School drives through Saipan Southern High School’s defense during their 2022 IT&E Interscholastic Girls High School Basketball League game last Wednesday at the MHS Gymnasium. (LEIGH GASES)

Marianas High School Lady Dolphins bounced back from their first game loss to win two games in a row with their recent conquest of Saipan Southern High School Lady Manta Rays in the 2022 IT&E Interscholastic Girls High School Basketball League last Wednesday night, 41-21, at the action-packed MHS Gymnasium.

It was an even match in the first period as the girls took turns banking their shots, with Lady Dolphins’ Destiny Pangelinan drawing first blood with a 3-pointer. Right after, Lady Manta Rays’ Kathyryn Sablan replied with a two-point field goal.

Then, Angellyn Roligat mirrored Pangelinan’s 3-pointer, with an additional two points from Pangelinan to put the Dolphins in an early lead of 8-2.

Pangelinan went on to score 4 more points for the team, with Roligat scoring 8 more. Teammates Marielle Lopez and Angelina George shot 6 apiece, while Rai Ramarui contributed 4, and Sha Aina Mendoza scored 3.

Summer Manahane scored 9 points for the Lady Mantas, while Andrea Ramos and Yasmeen Younis shot 4 points each, and Lency Sagarino and Sablan shot 2 points each.

MHS’ first win came after they defeated Kagman High School last week, 32-18. This makes their record, 2-1. 

In the first game of the night, Agape Christian School routed KHS, 37-30, for their first win.

The Torchbearers controlled the court in a tight match against the Lady Ayuyus, ending the first period with just a 4-point lead. However, Eunice Xu’s huge 21 points and 7 points in the last minutes of the game allowed the Torchbearers to scrape away with the win.

Her teammates Lynn Zhao contributed 8 points, Ruth Zhang shot 6 points, and Elim Huang scored 2.

The Lady Ayuyus’ Elicia Cabrera scored 6 points, Kiana Camacho scored 18 points, Priscilla Tomokane scored 4 points, and Kaitani Tudela shot 2.

KHS have yet to win with three losses.

Lastly, Grace Christian Academy defeated Mount Carmel School, 26-17 for the Lady Eagles’ third straight win.

GCA’s Soleil Lamar scored 14 points, with 2 points from free throws. Teammates Katriel Saures scored 10, and Susana Villagomez scored 2.

MCS’ Erin Frink was the leading scorer with 7 points, Sienna Muna scored 5, Kayannie Peter scored 3, and Vivica Kapileo scored 2.

The Knights are at 2-1.

The IT&E Interscholastic Girls High School Basketball League is being run by the Northern Mariana Islands Basketball Federation.

MHS 41 – Pangelinan and Roligat 11, Lopez and George 6, Ramarui 4, Mendoza 3.
SSHS 21 – Manahane 9, Ramos and Younis 4, Sagarino and Sablan 2.
Scoring by halves: 21-12, 41-21.

ACS 37 – Xu 21, Zhao 8, Zhang 6, Huang 2.
KHS 30  – Camacho 18, Cabrera 6, Tomokane 4, Tudela 2.
Scoring by halves: 20-16, 37-30.

GCA 26 – Lamar 14, Saures 10, Villagomez 2.
MCS 17 – Frink 7, Muna 5, Peter 3, Kapileo 2.
Scoring by halves: 18-7, 26-17.

Leigh Gases
Leigh Gases is the youngest reporter of Saipan Tribune and primarily covers community related news, but she also handles the utilities, education, municipal, and veterans beats. Contact Leigh at

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