New Caledonia taste victory in Saipan - Jun 23, 2009
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New Caledonia - Guam 80:68 New Caledonia were close to winning the opening game at the Oceania tournament but failed. They did not allow themselves the pleasure of wasting any more chances handling Guam in the second game of the tournament. New Caledonia improved at 1-1 record with the win, while Guam slipped at 1-2. New Caledonia came up with a sizzling performance in the first half. They shot the ball well from all the distances and dominated the boards to complete the picture. New Caledonia fired 26 points to pile up a 13-point lead after ten minutes. The margin grew at 25-point mark at halftime. But Guam turned the tables in the third stanza. They tightened defense and forced their opponents to 13 turnovers. It helped Guam to won the period 26:11 and to revive the intrigue. New Caledonia seemed to get the message as they braced up and kept Guam at safe distance throughout the fourth quarter. Raymond Weber (195-F-89) and Benoit Weber (195-F) notched 13 points apiece to lead New Caledonia. Laurent Berniere (-G) added 12 points for the winners. William Stinnett (186-G-86) responded with 20 points and 10 rebounds for Guam. Vince Estelle banked 13 points in defeat.
25-year old American (has also Guamanian passport) guard Earnest Ross (196-103kg-91, college: Missouri). He played in the summer at Ballarat Miners in Australian SEABL-East. In 22 games he averaged impressive 19.9ppg, 7.9rpg, 5.0apg and 2.1spg. Last year (a year after he left the college) Ross was drafted by Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) in fourth round (74th overall). He attended University of Missouri until 2014 and it will be his third season in pro... [read more]
5th at the end of the Regular Season, managed to triumph in Guam. In Game 2 they posted a 92-82 win. Earlier Toothfairies won the Final opener beating MVP in a thriller. In a back-to-back game Toothfairies grabbed a 106-104 win in Game 1. Kirk Long was named the best player of the game as he collected 19 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. [read more]
Toothfairies clinch GBA title sweeping the series against MVP. The team that finished 5th at the end of the Regular Season, managed to triumph in Guam. In Game 2 they posted a 92-82 win. Earlier Toothfairies won the Final opener beating MVP in a thriller. In a back-to-back game Toothfairies grabbed a 106-104 win in Game 1. Kirk Long was named the best player of the game as he collected 19 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
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