Ol’Aces 1 routs CTSI


The Ol’Aces 1’s Andrew Omelau, center, drives against CTSI’s Logan Mister during their boys U18 division game in the 2019 TanHoldings Christmas Basketball Tournament last Saturday at the Gillette Multipurpose Gymnasium. (Roselyn B. Monroyo)

The Ol’Aces 1 is still undefeated in the boys U18 division of the 2019 TanHoldings Christmas Basketball Tournament after routing CTSI, 51-21, last Saturday at the Gillette Multipurpose Gymnasium.

The Ol’Aces 1 dominated CTSI right from the get-go, taking a 30-13 lead en route to the its third win in as many games. The Ol’Aces 1 was scheduled to play the 670 Sonics yesterday and also challenged Rollers 3 last Monday, but results of these matches were unavailable at press time.

Albert Atan top-scored in the Ol’Aces 1’s easy victory over CTSI after making 12 points, while Jeremiah Cruz also finished in twin digits with his 10 markers.

CTSI, after falling to the O’Aces 1, battled back last Sunday following a 45-38 triumph over the Ol’Aces 3.

Matthew Ong and Tony Kim teamed up in the recovery after scoring 15 and 14 markers, respectively.

Aison Atan had 15 points on a losing effort for the Ol’Aces 3.

670 Sonics 60, Rollers 1 56
In the second game in the boys U18 division last Sunday, the 670 Sonics outclassed Rollers 1.

Kristian Itaas starred in the Sonics’ victory, as he delivered 20 points, including 4 of the team’s last 6 markers. Jeffrey Seo and Jediael Manalo backed Itaas backed after chipping in 10 markers apiece.

Ervin Villarin tallied 14 points to pace Rollers 1.

Rollers 2 60, Ol’Aces 2 50
In the third game in the division, Rollers 3 earned a double-digit winning margin over the Ol’Aces 2.

Koboy Mizutani top-scored for Rollers 2 with his 19 points. He registered 9 of Rollers 2’s last 12 points to hand his team the 10-point victory. Rollers 2 was behind at the halftime break, 22-24, but managed to grab the lead and stole the win behind Mizutani’s second-half surge. The Rollers 2 forward had 15 points in the final 20 minutes of play.

Baby Ol’Aces 38, Lady Ol’Aces 34

The Baby Ol’Aces stunned the then unbeaten Lady Ol’Aces in the curtain-raiser in the division last Sunday.

The Baby Ol’Aces banked on a strong start to gain enough cushion and pull off an upset over their favored foes. The Baby Ol’Aces took a 27-17 lead in the first half behind the 9 points of Angel Roligat and hung tough in the final half to take the win.

CTSI 56, Lady Rollers 41
Jan Travilla suited up for CTSI and powered the team to the 15-point win.

Travilla is based in Guam and returned to Saipan for the holidays. She made her presence felt in the game by making 7 straight points early in the first half to lift CTSI to a 29-17 halftime edge.

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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