The Tinian Amateur Basketball Association will have an officers meeting at 10am tomorrow at the Tinian Youth Center to decide the fate of the Island-wide Men’s Bud Light Basketball League finals that was postponed last Nov. 26 as the island recorded its first cases of COVID-19.
“We will be having our meeting on Tuesday about the Island-wide Men’s Bud Light Basketball League finals between Team Kio and Rampage and third place pitting Team CNMI and Devil Dog Warriors,” said TABA president Christopher SN King.
He added there’s no definite date yet on the resumption of the finals and battle for third and the meeting is to assess if TABA can arrange the games under the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force’s strict mitigation protocols.
After more than a month of postponement, TABA finally got on with the playoffs of the Island-wide Men’s Bud Light Basketball League last Nov. 22, but it proved to be short but sweet due to the pandemic reaching Tinian’s shores a couple of days after.
The first game of the Tinian caging semifinals saw undefeated Team Kio punch the first finals ticket with a 97-82 victory over Team CNMI. They will be joined in the championship by Rampage a few hours later after they defeated Devil Dog Warriors, 65-58, in the second game.
Team Kio’s Robert Reyes led all scorers with 29 points in the demolition of Team CNMI, while Dustin Sablan added 26 markers of his own. Dennis Borja and Louise Maligson paced Team CNMI in the loss with 22 and 20 markers, respectively.
Wesley Walker was the high-point man for Rampage with 25 points and he was ably supported by the 13 points of Leo Pascua. Devil Dog Warriors’ losing cause was led by the 23 points of Jake Montgomery with Damon Kada and Zjonti Kubinski adding 14 and 11 points, respectively.
The rest of the teams making up the Island-wide Men’s Bud Light Basketball League for 2021 are Power Builders, Ko Bees, RNV Construction, and SMA Flyers.