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MBA eases past Agape, 70-56

MARIANAS Baptist Academy is making their way back up the 2017 Coalition of Private School Sports Association High School Basketball League after earning their third win over Agape Christian School, 70-56 yesterday held at the Gilbert C. Ada Gym.

MBA’s dynamic duo Dave Lee and Minsu Park put on a show in the opening quarter as they manhandled Agape with a combined 27 points.

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Mount Carmel School Lady Knighs’ Kalea Borja fights for possession during yesterday's game of the 2017 COPSSA High School Basketball League at Gilbert C. Ada Gym.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

MBA spread out on the floor using Lee’s ability to finish near the rim mixed with Park’s reliable three-point shot to keep their options open.

ACS tried to retaliate with teamwork as each player on the floor contributed but could not match up to their skill trialing 12-27.

They managed to shut down Lee and Minsu’s output during the second quarter leaving them with just three points but suffered the same fate putting up only five points total.

Luckily for MBA the rest of the team covered up for their absence to keep MBA afloat as Junsik Kim, Alex Hwang and Sung Jun Roh stood at the frontline with four points apiece maintaining the comfortable distance 44-19.

ACS picked up the pace at the second half as Jonathan Xiong and Cai David found their stroke lighting up the scoreboard but so did Lee and Minsu returning into action as the equalizers.

Despite ACS giving it their all, the deficit was just too much to work with. Even as they reduced MBA’s scoring production to a minimum of four points during the final quarter, it was not enough to get back within reach settling for the defeat against MBA 70-56.

The sisters of MBA did not share the victory as they fell to MCS 2 49-20.

At first MBA matched up to MCS at the first quarter trailing by only two points 8-4. But as soon as MCS went full throttle, MBA could not keep up suffering from a scoreless second quarter. Tina Choi was the only player keeping hopes up for MBA but MCS’ well-balanced offense quickly overwhelmed them leaving them in the dust for the double digit victory 49-20.