Melengoes, Spoilers take down rivals in IP&E NBL
Team Melengoes and FR Spoilers showed might as they went on to beat respective rivals in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym.
Melengoes nailed its second win to beat cellar dweller Surangel Kings, 84-75 Tuesday night. Melengoes went strong in the opening quarter as they mounted a 22-8 lead and from there never hold back to take the win.
Big man Kent Moore paced Melengoes with 18 points as they now are 2-12 in the team standings while Vitores Fernando topscored for Surangel Kings with 26 as they remain winless with a 0-13 card.
On the other hand, FR Spoilers went on to score their ninth win at the expense of team Kabong, 105-89 Wednesday night. The Spoilers wanted the win so bad as they bolstered a 53-46 lead at the half and continued their mastery enough for them to win the game.
Michael Bombita paced the Spoilers with 34 points as they now are 9-4 while Armando Canseco led Kabong with 24 as they slipped to 6-8.
In other games, Peched Raw won over Surangel Kings by forfeiture; Islanders bested Meda, 57-55; Kabong shut down Aqua Smooth, 103-74; and Spoilers downed Mercury Optimax, 101-89.
Games resume tonight with Meda versus Spoilers at 6 p.m. while Islanders will meet 4x4 Wheelers at 7:30 p.m. Monday night games will feature Spoilers taking on Aqua Smooth at 7:30 p.m. while Kabong will face Surangel Kings at 9 p.m.
The tournament, which is supervised by the Palau Basketball Federation (PBF), is a tobacco, alcohol and drug free program. Any violators will be banned from participating. For more information call Topps at 488-4491. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)