Guam - New Zealand 71:48 Guam National Team wrapped up their preliminary round campaign at the Oceania championship with a loud victory. They stunned New Zealand today to clinch the third spot. New Zealand slipped at 1-3 record and would face Australia in the semifinal. The Emerging Tall Blacks seemed obvious favorites before the game but it was the second time in this tournament that New Zealand looked quite hapless. Guam stayed aggressive right from the start as they ensured a 21:13 lead at the first intermission. Guam maintained the pressure in the second quarter as they took advantage of 7 turnovers from New Zealand. The lead grew at 19 points at halftime as Guam controlled the situation. New Zealand needed a drastic change in the second half but it never came. Moreover the Emerging Tall Blacks scored only 5 points in the period falling behind by 24. Guam coasted to the win in the final stanza posting the second victory at the tournament. Joseph Blas (183-G/F) scored 17 points and grabbed 9 boards for Guam. William Stinnett (186-G-86) knocked down 11 points for the winning team. Luke Aston responded with 11 points for New Zealand. Zacharia Makavilitogia had 9 points and 7 boards 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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