Ol’Aces drub Genesis All-Stars


The Ol’Aces’ Preston Basa, right, tries to go fancy with his pass during their debut game against the Saints in the MIBF island-wide caging last week at the Gilbert C. Ada Gymasium. (Roselyn B. Monroyo)

The Ol’Aces reached past the century mark anew to hammer the Genesis All-Stars, 107-80, in the curtain-raiser in the 2018 MIBF Island-wide Basketball League last Friday night at the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium.

Coming off a 144-58 thrashing of the Saints during the league’s opener last March 19, the Ol’Aces’ guns were blazing in the third quarter as they turned a 12-point halftime lead, 58-46, to an 85-65 advantage, entering the final canto.

Again, the Ol’Aces had too many options on offense that it was difficult for the Genesis All-Stars to pick their poison. Jack Lizama was one of the go-to-guys for the Ol’Aces, making 8 of his 12 markers in the third-period scoring surge. Six other Ol’Aces players hit the board in the third canto.

In the final frame, the Ol’Aces used a new combination led by Marvin Rabauliman to finish off the Genesis All-Stars. Rabauliman ended up top-scoring for the Ol’Aces with his 17 points, while Lizama and Dan Barcinas also had double figures with 12 and 11. Six other Ol’Aces players chipped in at least 6 points each.

Maverick Itibus had 17 markers to pace the Genesis All-Stars, who dropped to a 0-2 record.

Meanwhile, in the other men’s division game last Friday, the Ol’Aces Extra also eased past the CK Ballers, 70-47.

The Ol’Aces Extra spread the wealth to down the CK Ballers. Jesse Santos led the way for the winning squad with his 16 points and had 10 of his teammates also scoring against the CK Ballers.

First Game
Ol’Aces 107— Rabauliman 17, Lizama 12, Barcinas 11, Iginoef 9, Schmidt 9, Kabiriel 8, Basa 8, Blake 7, Santos 6, Pelisamen 4, Atan 4, Deleon Guerrero 4.
Genesis All-Stars 80 — Itibus 17, Viray 15, Kintz 13, Lauron 10, Quan 4, Tenorio 4, Camacho 4, Sambile 3.
Scoring by quarters: 26-24, 58-46, 85-65, 107-80.

Second Game
Ol’Aces Extra 70 — Je. Santos 16, Iguel 10, Saurez 7, Ogumoro 6, A. Camacho 6, Joyner 6, Nakashima 4, Jo. Santos 4, Rogolifoi 3, P. Camacho 2, Moses 2.
CK Ballers 47 — Deleon Guerrero 12, Lieto 9, Capalad 8, Kaipat 5, Pelisamen 3, Augustin 3, Taisacan 2.

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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