12 Mar 2015
- By James Sablan - email@example.com - Variety Junior Reporter
THE Saipan International School Geckos and the Mount Carmel School Knights advanced to the finals of the 2015 Coalition of Private School Sports Association Basketball League after taking down their respective opponents yesterday at the Gilbert C. Ada gym.
The Geckos secured their spot in the finals with a dominating performance over Saipan Community School 47-18.
They started off on the right foot as they were able to gain a double digit lead. Benjamin took over the offensive side with 10 points while SCS was only able to score one point.
The SCS continued to struggle as they were only able to score a total of 8 points as the third quarter closes while SIS extended the lead with a 16 point run on the third quarter.
SCS had no chance as they struggled throughout the entire game. SCS’s best run came from the last quarter as Allen, Ken, Jason and Rovin all drained a shot each but it still was not enough to cut the huge lead over SIS and handed the win over 47-18.
SIS had an easy game but Mount Carmel School fought till the end to take the win over the Grace Christian Academy Eagles.
The Eagles had a better first half as they kept the lead thanks to Alan. Alan seemed unstoppable throughout the game as he made 80 percentof the shots for his team.
The Knights stayed closely behind but continued to trail 14-9.
During the start of the third quarter the Knights started to get better looks with Santos on the attack with four points while Jones and assisted with a shot to close the gap 18-16. In the final quarter they focused on defense and possession.
The Knights forced a few critical turnovers which Jones and Galang took advantage of and gain the lead but not without a fight as GCA’s Alan continued to drain buckets keeping them behind by just one point 26-25.
The Eagles had one last chance to seal the deal but could not complete it as MCS forced yet another turnover off a bad pass. MCS repeated the same turnover but the Eagles could not get a good look for the shot as MCS’ defenders were all over the place causing a miss and secured the finals spot by just one point 26-25.