Agape, KoES crowned basketball champions

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AGAPE Christian School and Koblerville Elementary School won the girls and boys titles of the PSS Interscholastic Elementary Basketball League on Saturday at the Marianas High School Gym.

The Agape girls, who had to forfeit a previous game due to academic matters, made their way to the finals by beating Oleai and Kobler.

Members of the Agape Christian School girls basketball team pose with their coach, Pastor Pang, after defeating Garapan Elementary School in the title game of the PSS Interscholastic Elementary Basketball League-Girls Division on Saturday at the Marianas High School Gym.

In the championship game against Garapan Elementary School, ACS deployed the isolation play spearheaded by Mary Fu who generated the first buckets of her team. ACS at the same time maintained defensive intensity, limiting GES to just one field goal. ACS then expanded its lead to end the game, 12-2, and was crowned as the girls division champion.

“Today, we were supposed to volunteer in the Triple J Bubble Color Run, but I decided to be with the players so we could keep our minds focused on the championship,” said Pastor Kok H. Pang, the team coach. “We just have enough players to start a game, just five players, but they were outstanding,” Pastor Pang added. “I acknowledge Mary Fu’s commitment. She’s my Player of the Game choice.”

The boys of Koblervile Elementary School defeated Kagman Elementary School to win the championship on Saturday in the PSS Interscholastic Elementary Basketball League-Boys Division at  the Marianas High School gym.  Photo by Prince Factor

In the boys division, KoES advanced to the finals after besting San Vicente Team A.

Throughout the championship game, KoES and Kagman Elementary School exchanged buckets. With KoES ahead by just 2 points and with 8 seconds left in the game, Kagman gained possession of the ball but missed a wide-open layup in transition. KoES won the boys title, 12-10.

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