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WHILE Mother Nature may have dealt terrible weather for outdoor sports, action indoors was business as usual.
Up at the Tamuning Gym, the Bud Light Golden Hoops Classic Fall League had four games on tap for the evening. In the third game of the night, the Tamuning Typhoons took on Legacy in the 18-plus competitive division. Despite putting forth a great effort, Legacy felt the wrath of their opponents and was dealt a 71-40 defeat.
Both teams came out in the opening half playing aggressive ball on both sides of the floor. Legacy struck first when Jose Magday dialed from long distance to give his team a 3-0 lead. The Typhoons answered immediately when Julian Canovas drained a trey to equalize the game. The pattern continued as both teams traded baskets for the next three minutes.
Midway through the first half with the scored knotted at 13-13, Tamuning began to make a move that capped an 11-4 surge. The trio of Canovas, Jude Martinez and Derrick Royster were credited with nine total points. Legacy eventually trimmed their deficit down to 24-22 before the half ended. However, that was the closest they would get since the opening minutes of the game. Heading into the break, Tamuning held a 30-24 lead.
The Typhoons returned to the floor in the second half looking rejuvenated and ready to roll. A six-point deficit got worse for Legacy in the first three minutes of the half. An early surge by Tamuning built a 38-29 lead. From that point on, nearly everything went in favor of the Typhoons.
With only 10 minutes left on the clock, the scoreboard reflected a 48-36 game. After returning from a timeout, Legacy was looking to bounce back into the game. However, it was a disastrous final seven minutes as Tamuning went on a 23-4 run to close out the game. When the final buzzer sounded, the Typhoons walked out with a convincing win over Legacy.
Canovas and Royster led the Typhoons’ offense dropping 20 and 12 points, respectively.
Bud Light Golden Hoops Classic resumes action tomorrow night with two games on schedule. The first game will feature Ada's Trust taking on the Tamuning Typhoons at 8 p.m. in the 40-plus competitive division. The nightcap will pit the Tamuning Typhoons facing the Andersen Defenders in the 30-plus competitive division.
- Andersen Defenders defeated Team IX, 100-45 (18-plus division).
- Four Stars defeated SPPC 76, 57-49 (18-plus division).