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WHILE two divisions have already begun their post-season play, the 18-plus men’s competitive division teams continue to battle one another in hopes of bettering their seeds before the playoffs.
On Wednesday night, competition in the Bud Light Golden Hoops Classic 2012 Fall Tournament was filled with excitement at the Tamuning Gym. In the first of three division games, Team Heineken and GWC squared off against one another. Heineken looked to better their record and remain atop the standings, while GWC hoped to pick up their second win of the season. At the conclusion of the game, the scoreboard reflected Heineken garnering the win after trouncing their opponents, 139-56.
From tipoff, GWC ran into some quick and early trouble as they fell into a huge deficit. Before GWC was able to find any type of rhythm in the match, the Heineken lead eventually grew into double-digits. It was clear that Heineken had more experience as they dominated on both sides of the floor. By the time the halftime buzzer sounded, GWC trailed their opponents 70-27.
Heading into the second half, GWC knew they were facing a tremendous uphill battle. However, that didn’t seem to deter them from continuously playing with effort. Finding ways to convert baskets, GWC was able to get some early points at the start of the half. The quick production by GWC didn’t change the course for Heineken as they went right back to work and took care of business. Eventually, the game was a done deal as Heineken’s lead just ballooned. When the final buzzer sounded, it was GWC who suffered the loss.
Heineken’s Joseph Blas and Earvin Jose paved the way, scoring a game-high 39 points apiece. In the losing effort, GWC’s Rey Sablan and Mark Taijeron scored 20 and 12 points, respectively.
With the victory, Team Heineken improves their record to a division best 9-1, while GWC drops to 1-8 on the season with the loss.
Guam Radiology wins in double-overtime
In the co-ed recreation division, Guam Radiology Consultants (GRC) stole a victory from Ada’s Trust Club in double overtime, 42-41. In the final two minutes of regulation, GRC commanded a 39-31 lead when Ada’s Trust player Scott Ulloa went on a scoring spree, scoring two points in the paint and sinking 3 of 4 from the free throw line to cut the lead by three. Teammate Anthony John’s Hail Mary shot from the free throw line with 1.2 seconds left found all net that sent the game into overtime.
Afterwards, GRC and Ada’s Trust couldn't score on their attempted shots, sending both teams into a second overtime. A bucket from Ulloa gave them the two-point lead but GRC’s Adrian Almazan would not give up scoring on a put-back with a foul. Almazan made good on the free throw to seal the win.
GRC’s Inciong scored 14 points followed by Dayriel Ollet with 11 points. Almazan chipped in nine points. Ada’s Trust top scorers were Ulloa with 13 points and John with eight points.
Four Stars 55, Malesso Rebels 51: Four Stars’ Arle-Francisco Tolenoa and JackyJoe Rudolph scored 10 points apiece. Rebels' Jordan Chargualaf scored a game-high 17 points in the loss.
Andersen Defenders 63, Tamuning Typhoons 50: Defender Ollie Bradley scored 23 points followed by Dave Robbins with 12 points. Typhoons' Jude Martinez scored 15 points and Derrick Royster scored 10 points.
Click here for Bud Light Golden Hoops Classic 2012 Fall Tournament standings.