Peched Raw downs WCC Hammers in IP&E NBL 2013

Peched Raw continued its winning ways as they went on to be beat WCC Hammers, 105-91, Thursday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym.

After taking a 23-21 lead, Peched Raw outscored WCC Hammers in the second with a 29-25 output to close the half with a 52-46 lead. From there, Peched Raw hanged on with their defense as they went all the way to score the win.

Perry Oiterong led the scoring chores for Peched Raw with 38 points as teammate Douglas Schmidt Jr. added 24 while Mike Williams topscored for WCC Hammers with 25 on the losing end.

In other games, 4x4 Wheelers won over PCC Mesekiu; and FR Spoilers bested Ngermid Rivals, 20-0.

Games resume tonight with Breakers versus FR Spoilers at 7:30 p.m. while 4x4 Wheelers will meet WCC Hammers in the main game at 9 p.m. Tomorrow night’s matches will have Nationals 19 Under against Idid Airwaves at 7:30 p.m. as FR Spoilers will face PCC Mesekiu at 9 p.m.

Thursday night games will feature Ksau Imaging Solutions taking on Peched Raw at 6 p.m. while PCC Mesekiu will battle Breakers 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 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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