Nationals halt Spoilers, 83-72 in IP&E NBL 2013

The Nationals 19 and Under squad kept their winning streak alive as beat the FR Spoilers, 83-72 Friday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym.

Trailing most of the game, the Nationals made their way back into the game with their last quarter stand as they unleashed a 30-12 run to take the win with four of their players finishing the game in double digits anew.

Marvic Ngchar anchored the Nationals’ scoring fray with 28 points as teammates Edward Baysa, RB Dorado and Ray Rumong tallied 13. 11 and 10 markers, respectively while Coco Gonzales finished the game with 15 as teammate Mark Pagayanan muscled his way inside the paint finishing 13 for the Spoilers.

In other games, Breakers won over Ngermid Rivals, 83-76; and Peched Raw downs Medalaii Stingers, 101-80.

Games resume tonight with Nationals versus Breakers at 7:30 p.m. as Peched Raw will face PCC Mesekiu at 9 p.m. Tomorrow’s games will have 4x4 Wheelers against Idid Airwaves at 6 p.m.

Coaches and team representative are reminded that there will be a meeting on June 20, 11:30 a.m. at the PNOC Conference room to discuss the play off schedules.

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 Ruluked), 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)


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