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Ol’Aces, Rollers B triumph in Youth Basketball League

THE Ol’Aces are still on the rise in the Pacific Amusement and Rollers Youth Basketball League, notching a blowout victory over the Chinatown Titans 66-30 on Friday at the Koblerville gym.

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Ol’Aces’ Santos pulls up for the three-point shot during a previous game of the 2019 Youth Basketball League at the Koblerville gym. Ol’Aces’ Omelau takes the floater during a previous game of the 2019 Youth Basketball League at the Koblerville gym.  Photos by James F. Sablan Jr.

The Ol’Aces were simply unstoppable as their teamwork was unmatched, giving every player on the court a feel for the ball. Deleon Guerrero displayed his vision as he fed a handful of teammates to stack up on assists while adding six points to give their team the lead. With the help of Santos, who dominated the board alongside Roligat and Perez, they allowed the Titans few second-chance buckets while finishing strong on the other end. Duncan Laxa and Christian Bravo tried to fire up the Titans’ momentum but failed to get the help needed as their team fell behind, 14-41.

Although the Titans managed to reduce the Ol’Aces’ output in the second half, they could not get out of the drought. More triples were contributed by Laxa with Louie Calayag joining in with seven points but it was still not enough to make a comeback. The Ol’Aces continued to push their way further out of reach as Santos exploded with eight points while Roligat, Kaipat and Ichihara showcased their defensive skills with several steals to secure the win with ease, 66-30.

Rollers B 49, 670 Sonics 27

Rollers B, who currently stand on top of the leaderboard, added one more win to improve their record before ending the regular season by beating the 670 Sonics, 49-27.

Ervin Villarin and Derrick Atalig were a force to reckon with, aggressively attacking the rim for a combined 10 points. The rest of the team contributed not on the scoreboard, but on the defensive end as Steve King grabbed three steals and Jay Art Palmes snatched six rebounds. When the first half ended, Rollers B led 20-14

In the second half, the Rollers ignited as Anthony Lajara stepped up to fire eight points. He also had two assists and eight rebounds while Villarin continued where he left off with consistency en route to victory for the Rollers, 49-27.