Nationals beat Airwaves in IP&E NBL 2013
Team Nationals 19 and Under showed character as they went on to beat Idid Airwaves, 98-62 Friday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym.
Leading 68-49 going into the fourth quarter, the Nationals placed the icing on the game as they outscored the Airwaves with a 30-13 run to take the win with O’Brian Ngemaes finishing the game with 20 markers as teammates RB Doradro and Edward Baysa chipped in identical 14 points, respectively.
On the other hand, Kyoshi Ngwal topscored for the Airwaves with 17 baskets on the losing end.
In other games, PCC Mesekiu won over Medalaii Stingers, 78-76; Peched Raw beat Ksau Imaging Solutions, 111-70; and WCC Hammers bested 4x4 Wheelers, 76-52.
Games resume tonight with Ksau Imaging Solutions versus Nationals 19 and Under at 6 p.m. as WCC Hammers will face Medalaii Stingers at 9 p.m. Games tomorrow will feature Peched Raw against 4x4 Wheelers at 7:30 p.m. as FR Spoilers will meet PCC Mesekiu at 9 p.m.
Thursday night matches will feature Breakers taking on WCC Hammers at 6 p.m. while Ksau Imaging Solutions will meet Ngermid Rivals at 9 p.m.
Teams seeing action this season include defending champion FR Spoilers (sponsored by FR Construction), Peched (sponsored by Surangel’s Raw Surf Shop), 4x4 Wheelers (sponsored by Palau Trading Company), Ksau Imaging Solutions (sponsored by Surangel and Sons Company), Nationals 19 and Under (sponsored by IP&E Palau), WCC Hammers (sponsored by Williams Construction Company, Manny Adelbai and Bunker Ruluuked), Medalaii-Stingers (sponsored by Neco Marine and Koror State Youth Council), Idid Airwaves (sponsored by Koror State Youth Council), Ngermid Rivals (sponsored by Koror State Youth Council), PCC Mesekiu (sponsored by Palau Community College) and Breakers (sponsored by Palau Trading Company and Senator Mark Rudimch).
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)