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Fiesta remains undefeated in Tan Holdings League

THE Fiesta Rockers kept a flawless streak in the 2017 Tan Holdings Intercompany Basketball League by gunning down Saipan Tribune, 81-51 last Friday at the Tan Siu Lin Sports Complex.

Fiesta’s well-balance roster kept them in control throughout the game as each player contributed in their own way.

Fiesta Rockers’ Arjay Nonato pulls up for a quick jumper during last Friday’s game of the 2017 Tan Holdings Inter-company Basketball League at Tan Siu Lin Sports Complex.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

Fradel Sedillo used his speed to slip past defenders with six consecutive points from with Arjay Nonato and Troy Ngirarois for a comfortable gap.

Saipan Tribune fought back with Mico Usi scoring 11 points. But they still fell behind, 22-33.

Fatigue started to hit Saipan Tribune due to the lack of players. Usi’s output was minimized forcing Ferdie Dela Torre and Matthew Ong.

Their efforts fell short of stopping Fiesta.

Krisgel Arreza, Wilfredo Francisco and Rex Demafelix joined up the scoring spree for a combined 23 points to extend a 30-point lead locking in the win 81-51.

Shirley’s Coffee Shop 64, Kanoa Resort 63

Shirley’s Coffee Shop pulled a huge upset as they handed one of the top teams Kanoa Resort the loss, 64-63.

Shirley’s seemed down and out at the first half as Kanoa Resort led by seven points. Douglas Schmidt was on point scoring from all around sinking three triples to support his 15 points supported by Dindo Pablo and Benjie Sison.

But during the second half Shirley’s made their comeback. Gian Jomar found his rhythm draining shot after shot including two triples. He shut down Schmidt to cut down the deficit.

Kanoa’s Pablo and Tam William tried to keep the team alive but failed to stop Shirley’s run making it come down to the final second of the game, then John Jugos connected the game-winning three-pointer to steal the win, 64-63.

POI 65, Lower Base Warriors 57

POI displayed their range from distance in the first half as Ramsa Tenepere and Ferdie Arago fired back-to-back triples but Warriors’ Madeleine Alegre, Ricky Riungel and Shawn Fujihira answered back to stay close, 31-35.

The second half was no different as POI remained in front.

With the help of Naks Nakashima’s seven points alongside Kyung Yu, Jesse Santos and Lawrence Deleon Guerrero’s triples, they were able to leave the Warriors behind by a safe distance 65-57.


Fiesta Rockers 81 – Krisgel Arreza 13, Troy Ngirarois 13, Arjay Nonato 12, Wilfredo Francisco 10, Rex Demafelix 8, Fradel Sedillo 8, Elmer Esdrelon 8, Joseph Villamena 7, Gerlad Maliwanag 2,

Saipan Tribune 51 – Mico Usi 20, Matthew Ong 12, Ferdie Dela Torre 8, Lester Lapuz 4, Mark Rabago 3, Louie Calayag 2, TJ Orbeta 2,

Shirley’s Coffee Shop 64 – Dindo Laxa 18, Gian Jomar 15, John Jugos 12, Angel Catungal 9, Seth Alonzo 8, Isaiah Bordon 2,

Kanoa Resort 63 – Douglas Schmidt 21, Dindo Pablo 14, Sonny Encarna 10, Moises De Arroz 10, Benjie Sison 5, Ricky Bustillo 3,

POI 65 – Naks Nakashima 16, Kyung Yu 9, Terrence Kaipat 9, Ramsa Tenepere 9, Jesse Santos 8, Lawrence DLG 8, Richard Kim 4, Fedrick Delas Santos 2,

Lower Base Warriors 57 – Shawn Fujihira 19, Ricky Riungel 15, Madeleine Alegre 10, Kinty Eleiesar 10, Ariel Jinang 3,