Tritons advance to next round, Tridents finish basketball tourney 1-2


Matthew Santos drives the ball for the Tritons in an elimination game against Team Humble at the “Take It 2 the South Part 2” tournament on March 1 at the Talofofo Gym. (TRITON ATHLETICS)

The University of Guam Triton Men’s Basketball Team is the only team from UOG advancing to the next round of the “Take It 2 the South Part 2” tournament. The Tritons secured their spot by defeating Team Humble 57-39 in an elimination game Tuesday night. The Tridents co-ed basketball club team was eliminated from the tournament after a 53-46 loss to Team Acdavate on Tuesday at the Talofofo Gym.

The Tritons
UOG started strong by taking an eight-point lead in the early minutes of the game. Although the Tritons struggled with rebounding and scoring inside shots, they maintained their lead throughout the first half and led 22-14 at halftime.

Team Humble found it challenging to make a good run in the second half, while the Tritons kept a solid 10-point lead for most of the final quarter. UOG put Team Humble away with a final surge at the end — winning by 18 points with a final score of 57-39.

Matthew Santos led the Tritons with 18 points and was the only player from UOG to score double digits in the game.

Nicolas Pangelinan drives for the Tridents in an elimination game against Team Acdavate at the “Take It 2 the South Part 2” tournament on March 1 at the Talofofo Gym. The Tridents finished the tournament with a 1-2 record after losing to Team Acdavate, 53-46. (TRITON ATHLETICS)

The Tritons have a 2-2 record in the tournament and will play again at 7 p.m. tonight against the Just-Shoot-It basketball club. If the Tritons defeat Team Just-Shoot-It, they will take on Team Wu Tang at 9 p.m. tonight for a spot in the finals.

The Tridents
Team Acdavate took control early and led 20-7 at the 10-minute mark of the first half. The Tridents made a run and closed the gap to four points, but Team Acdavate had another surge at the end of the first period and led 27-19 at halftime.

During the second half, the Tridents stayed close, only trailing by three to five points. UOG gained momentum in the final quarter and led by one point, 43-42, with less than four minutes on the clock. With only two minutes left in the game, the score was tied 44-44.

Team Acdavate scored nine points at the end and defeated the Tridents with a final score of 53-46. The Tridents were led by Nicolas Pangelinan with 20 points and Ike Solomon with 19 points.
The Tridents finished the tournament with a 1-2 record and ended their co-ed season with a 3-3 total record in two tournaments.

All UOG games will be recorded and posted on the Triton Athletics YouTube channel. Fans can also tune into the Triton Sports Zone video podcast to stay up to date with the latest athletics news, watch exclusive athlete interviews, and learn about upcoming events and games. The podcast episodes are live at 6pm. every Thursday on the Triton Athletics Facebook channel. (PR)

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