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RT Law NMI Rollers, Saipan Vegas clinch semis spots

THE RT Law NMI Rollers and Saipan Vegas secured seatS in the semifinals of the 2018 Francisco M. Diaz Memorial Youth Basketball League U15 Division after eliminating Marauder’s NMI Rollers and the 670 Dandan Sonics during last Tuesday’s playoffs at the Gilbert C. Ada Gym.

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RT Law NMI Rollers’ Eli Castro lays it up between two defenders during a previous game of the 2018 FMD Memorial Youth Basketball League at Gilbert C. Ada Gym.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

The RT Law NMI Rollers’ teamwork was their biggest advantage as each player in the court had a feel for the ball. Ervin Villarin, Ian Manglona and Allan Morilla played as a triple threat spreading the offense from all sides of the court to take the double digit lead.

Marauder’s NMI Rollers fought back led by Gerald Beronio but he alone could not take over the game as they remain behind by a mile.

Tarz Kapwich joined the scoreboard during the second half alongside Villarin’s dominant inside performance putting him in the free throw line several times for the easy shots paving a smooth ride home for the RT Law NMI Rollers 50-24.

The Ol’Aces Saipan Vegas entered the semifinals free of charge as opponents the  670 Dandan Sonics were short one man forcing a forfeit.