The Lady Dolphins squeezed out a 29-28 win over Kagman High School’s varsity squad, while the Lady Rays’ varsity were merciless against MHS’ junior varsity team in waltzing to a 49-20 decision.
The Lady Dolphins used an early scoring barrage as enough cushion to withstand KHS’ comeback bid in the fourth period and eke out the one-point win.
MHS 9 led the entire game and built a 24-12 spread entering the final 10 minutes of play. But the Lady Ayuyus, with Trina Santos finally finding her shooting touch, mounted a furious rally in the fourth before missed shots foiled their chances of clinching the come-from-behind win. MHS 9 also used up most of the clock to preserve its lead.
Shaina Abadilla and Abigael Bergosa tallied 9 points each for MHS 9, while Alyanna Garon contributed 6 markers. Santos scattered 10 points to lead Kagman’s losing cause.
In the second game, Saipan Southern bounced back from a 52-35 loss against Mt. Carmel School last Saturday when it pounded MHS’ junior varsity, 49-23.
The Lady Manta Rays led from the start and were never threatened since opening up with a 19-4 advantage after 10 minutes of play.
Mary Kay Alferos, held to just 5 points in Southern’s loss to MCS, erupted for 20 this time with Serafina Rogoyawa adding 10. Floresia Manibusan and Amilia Alegre combined for 15 points for SSHS.
Martina Ada was the lone MHS player to finish in double digits with 15 points, while Marcy Ermitanio and Christine Acbo chipped in 6 and 2, respectively.
MHS 9 29 – Abadilla 9, Bergosa 9, Garon 6, Cardinio 2, Dalusong 2, Avelino 1.
KHS 28 – T. Santos 10, R. Jones 4, Muna 4, Cabrera 2, J. Jones 2, Lizama 2, Mettao 2, Villagomez 2.
Scoring by quarters: 8-2, 15-9, 24-12, 28-29.
SSHS 49 – Alferos 20, Rogoyawa 10, Manibusan 9, Alegre 6, Delawampu 2, Dude 2.
MHS 23 – Ada 15, Ermitanio 6, Acbo 2.
Scoring by quarters: 19-4, 30-13, 41-20, 49-23. (Jon Perez)