- 1 of 2
THE always busy and utilized Tamuning Gymnasium just got busier this past Wednesday night as the Bud Light Golden Hoops Classic 2012 Fall Tournament got its annual fall tournament underway.
With a crowd of family and friends on the bleachers, teams were looking to bring nothing but their best to start things off. It was the 18-plus men’s varsity division that kicked things off for the season as they had three scheduled games on the night, while the 40-plus competitive division played the nightcap game.
Starting the excitement-filled night were SPPC 76 and Guahan Waste Control (GWC). Both teams came out playing strong on both sides of the floor. The early parts of the game gave no clear picture as to who will walk away victorious.
However, SPPC 76 turned up the heat later in the game and eventually pulled away to clinch a double-digit (41-29) victory over GWC. The duo of Clifton Claybrooks and Aris Santiago led SPPC 76, scoring 14 and 12 points respectively. Rey Sablan, who dropped 11 points, led GWC, while teammate Dave Dickinson added eight.
Things only got better as the night went on. In the second game of the evening, Legacy Club and Four Stars battled one another down to the wire. When the final buzzer finally went off, it was Legacy Club who pulled off the one-point (55-54) win over their opponents. Legacy’s Jayrald Yu led his team, sinking 18 points. Four Stars were led by Jayme Saperna’s game-high 25 points in the losing effort.
In the last 18-plus men’s varsity division game of the night, Bank of Guam Club took on a very tough Inarajan Hawks squad. Despite strong efforts by the boys from down south, Bank of Guam managed to hold off the Hawks to steal a 60-57 victory. Bank of Guam’s Cory Lorenzo lit up the boards scoring a game-high 32 points, while teammates Eric Reyes and Nate Torres chipped in 19 and 10 points respectively. Inarajan was led by the trio of P.J. Chargualaf, Javis Duenas, and Dominic Sablan for a total of 37 points.
The older, experienced guys closed out the night as Team Fire and the Tamuning Typhoons squared off in the 40-plus competitive division. Team Fire proved to be too hot to handle as they garnered a decisive 61-42 victory over the Typhoons. Danny Cepeda was monstrous from inside the paint and pumped in 18 points. Paul Pineda’s 14 points led the Typhoons on the evening.
Bud Light Golden Hoops Classic will resume action later tonight as the Inarajan Hawks and Ada’s Trust go head-to-head in the 40-plus division. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.