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IN LAST night’s Bud Light Golden Hoops Classic co-ed recreational division basketball game at the Tamuning Gymnasium, Ada’s Trust eked out a 39-36 victory over Guam Radiology.
Ada’s Trust’s Sonny Ada got things started when he sunk one of two technical free throws because Guam Radiology did not show up to the game on time. Moments later, Sonny Ada, after a layup, put his squad up 3-0. Ada’s Trust then spent the opening 14 minutes of play going on an 11-2 run.
Sensing the game was starting to get out of hand early, Guam Radiology’s Manny Inciong pulled his team within four (11-7) by draining a 3, followed by a short-range jumpshot.
With two minutes left in the first half and trailing Ada’s Trust 14-12, Inciong once again stepped up, drained another 3, and for the first time claimed the lead 15-14.
Clearly upset after blowing an early nine-point lead, Ada’s Trust, hoping to ice the red hot Guam Radiology and in order to regroup, called a timeout. Like any good team is supposed to do out of a timeout, Ada’s Trust worked a play to Zac Bonanno, who popped a 3 from behind the arc, closing out the first half with a 17-15 lead.
Guam Radiology came out of the intermission fired up, with Brian Concepcion banking in a bucket, tying the affair 17 apiece. Ada’s Trust’s Matthew Replan answered right back with a deuce of his own. Both teams spent the entire second half battling, with neither making a run. Inciong was able to make a 10-foot jumpshot, increasing their lead to 29-25, but a strong second-half offensive (seven second-half points/11 overall) effort by Ada's Trust’s Replan kept his team within striking distance.
With 1:20 left to play in regulation, back-to-back buckets by Matthew Replan and Sonny Ada finally gave Ada’s Trust the lead again at 36-33. With now less than 60 seconds remaining, Guam Radiology’s Adrian Almazan made a layup and converted another one, knotting the game at 36-36.
Now, with less than 30 seconds left on the clock, Ada’s Trust’s Ada found himself at the foul line shooting two. Ada missed the first, but drained the second, which proved to be the game-winner. Ada added an insurance bucket for Ada’s Trust, ending the game 39-36.
High scorers for Ada’s Trust were Ada with 12, Replan with 11, and Anthony John, 7.
High scorers for Guam Radiology were Inciong with 13, Almazan with 9, and Dayriel Ollet, 8.