Island Rhythm notches 1st win

After faltering in its season debut, Island Rhythm found its groove as they managed to beat Palasia Hotel, 68-65 Friday night in the Business Division of the ongoing 2009 Rudimch Government/Business basketball league at the Palau National gym.

Trailing 11-15 after the first quarter, Island Rhythm found its shooting touch as they outscored Palasia Hotel with a 19-12 output to close the first half with a 30-27 lead. From there they held on to the lead as they sailed away with the victory.

Jayson led the scoring chores for Island Rhythm with 20 points while teammates Om Ermang and Blau Rudimch added 17 and 16 markers respectively as they now sport a 1-1 win-loss record in the team standings.

On the other hand, Arnel Galang topscored for Palasia Hotel with 26 baskets while Jojo Arevalo added 17 as they suffered their second loss for a 0-2 tally.

In other games, WCTC/Fuji defeated PPR Stingrays, 70-54; MOH downed MOE II, 50-42; Surangel and Sons escaped with an 85-80 victory over PRR Royals; and PNCC won over MPICC, 85-82.

Games resume tonight with PRR Royals versus Island Rhythm at 6 p.m. followed by the Galaxy Builders-Palasia Hotel match at 7:30 p.m. as Sam’s Sharks take on PPR Shark Attack at 9 p.m.

No Games will be set on August 26 to give way to the Level 2 coaching course. Games will then assume on August 27 with PNCC against MOJ Cops at 6 p.m. followed by the PTA/SDA-MOH Ngirbelau clash at 7:30 p.m. while PPR Stingrays will meet Cliffside Hotel in the main game at 9 p.m.

The league, which is sponsored by Rudimch Enterprises, is a tobacco, alcohol and drug free program and all violators will be banned from participating.

By Peter Erick L. Magbanua
Island Times Newspaper


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