Peched Raw, Meda Boyz beat foes in IP&E NBL
Teams Peched Raw and Medalaii Meda Boyz beat their respective rivals, Friday night in the ongoing elimination round of the 2014 IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym.
Defending champion Peched Raw showed dominance as they drubbed Ngaraard Red Torch, 101-81. Peched took an early lead at 21-16 and continued their rally in the second canto as they lit a 26-18 run to take a 47-34 advantage.
From there, Peched Raw displayed their championship form as they ran away with the win. Douglas Schmidt Jr. finished the game with 25 while teammate Traxx Mark Remeliik chipped in 22. Anthony Rudimch topscored for the Red Torch with 34 while Leon Mengloi chipped in 17 on the losing side.
On the other hand, Medalaii Meda Boyz rolled in the third quarter as they beat the Ngerchemai Ranchers, 73-70.
Trailing 12-16 in the opening quarter, Meda Boyz spurted a 21-18 run in the second to cut the lead at 33-34. Then in the third canto Meda Boyz ignited a 24-17 run as they grabbed the lead at 57-51.
From there, Meda Boyz stood their ground as they went on to win the game with Daniel Hanser leading the way with 17 as Spyce Koshiba added 16 while Cosby Kelmal topscored for the Ranchers with 22 on the losing end.
In other games, Peched Raw won over Surangel Kings, 95-91; Matakui defeated WCC Hammers, 80-73; Meda Boyz beat Red Torch, 20-0; and Matakui over Breakers, 88-76.
Games resume tonight with Surangel Kings versus Ngaraard Red Torch at 7 p.m. while WCC Hammers will face Ngerchemai Ranchers at 8:30 p.m.
Games tomorrow will have Ngermid Rivals against Matakui at 7 p.m. while Breakers will take on Medalaii Meda Boyz at 8:30 p.m.
Thursday night matches will feature Ngaraard Red Torch taking on WCC Hammers at 7 p.m. as Matakui will meet Surangel Kings in the main game at 8:30 p.m.
The tournament, which is supervised by the Palau Basketball Federation (PBF), is a tobacco, alcohol and drug free program. For more information call Topps or Mike at 488-4491. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)