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DURING last night’s Bud Light Golden Hoops Classic co-ed recreation division game, Guam Radiology saw through the filmy façade of an anemic Ada’s Trust skeleton crew.
With only five players to complete the entire 40 minutes of hardwood hardball, Ada’s Trust was left in the red with their dividends never reaching maturity.
Guam Radiology came out starting the game with a bright glowing offense, and, with only 1:55 left in the first half, outscored Ada’s Trust 25-2. Four consecutive unanswered buckets by Guam Radiology’s Adrian Almazan, two 3-pointers by Manny Inciong, and seven first-half points by Dayriel Ollet were far more than Ada’s Trust was prepared to handle.
Relentless first-half defense by the slammin’ scanners, within the first 18:05 of the first half, rendered the Ada’s Trust offense broke, shooting an unbelievable 0-19 from the floor. Sensing that if they didn’t start something soon their chances of keeping things respectable was doomed, Ada’s Trust amassed a little capital of their own with a 3 from Nathan Ada, a jumper from Anthony John, and three layups from Matthew Replan.
The first half ended with Guam Radiology leading 30-12.
The second half started with a stretched Ada’s Trust squad playing fired up and with a sense of determination not seen before the intermission.
Strong second-period play from Nathan Ada and Scott Ulloa, both lighting up the scoreboard with nine points apiece, helped the gold and white claw back within 11 points of the lead, 44-33. And, despite outscoring Guam Radiology 23-18 in the second period, they were unable to shut down the scoring from Guam Radiology's Ollet and Norman Penaflorida.
Ollet, during this final period of play, scored 12 of his game-high 19 points, while Penaflorida scored six of his eight points. The Ollet-Penaflorida duo scored all of their team’s second-half points, ultimately lifting their team to a 48-35 victory.
Adrian Almazan finished as the winner’s second highest scorer with 12 points (all of which came in the first half) while Nathan led the charge for Ada’s Trust with 12 points. Scott Ulloa rattled in nine points and Matther Replan rounded out the scoring with seven points.