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Boo’d Up bags 3x3 Hoopfest Marianas title

BOO’D Up and 4-of-a-Kine and Ewi Ewi topped their respective divisions during last week’s two-day event of the 2018 3x3 Hoopfest Marianas held at the Gilbert C. Ada gym.

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Alliyah Fernandez dribbles past a defender during last Saturday’s game of the 2018 3x3 Hoopfest Marianas at Gilbert C. Ada Gym.
Christian Bravo pulls up for a contested shot during last Saturday’s game of the 2018 3x3 Hoopfest Marianas at Gilbert C. Ada Gym.  Photos by James F. Sablan Jr.

The event started on Friday where Boo’d Up dominated each opponent in their way to collect the most wins in the Women’s Open division.

They started off with the victory over Geeks & Sneaks 21-5 followed by another dominant win over CTSI 15-5. They continued to rise as the next team forfeited and then finished off Smashers 18-2 before entering the finals round.

Boo’d Up carried their momentum over to the finals as they were unstoppable from start to finish. Lia Rangamar displayed her consistency from beyond the arc draining triples while Eleina Santos powered her way inside to take complete control.

CTSI tried to cook up a game plan as Nana Watanabe, Alliyah Fernandez and Irish Pagarao tried to gave it their all to put a point on the scoreboard. However they struggled to get any clear shots while CTSI fired at ease to claim the win 19-6 and the title as champion.

As for the Men’s Open division 4 of a Kine took the title defeating Purple Haze 21-17.

It was a game of redemption as Purple Haze handed 4 of a Kine a loss during their first meet. However 4 of a Kine made their way back up to meet Purple Haze in the finals.

It was a close game with as both teams had an answer for each shot made.

It came down to the final few minutes of the game where Preston Basa caught on fire dropping shot after shot from the three-point line to give them the edge.Leroy Rangamar and James Kintz tried to keep Purple Haze alive but making the last five points but 4 of a Kine’s Elias Rangamar rained the final triple to reach game point 21-17 and the title.

Tinian Typhoons had a tough loss as they were undefeated until the final match where they lost to Ewi Ewi who claimed the Boys U16 division 13-11.