New Caledonia - Guam 78:47 New Caledonia will look for the fifth consecutive victory at the Oceania tournament when they take on Australia in the championship game later tonight. New Caledonia posted the fourth win in a row edging Guam in the semifinal earlier today. Benoit Weber (195-F) paced New Caledonia to yet another success with 13 points. Emmanuel Souria-Ouamba added 11 points for the winners. The first quarter was a low-scoring affair with New Caledonians taking a 14:9 lead. The favorites raised the tempo in the second period and cleared off to a 22-point distance at halftime. Guam slowed their opponents down in the third quarter and got advantage of 10 turnovers from New Caledonia to come closer. However New Caledonia quickly regained control in the fourth term and cruised to the victory. Raymond Weber (195-F-89) and Rodrigue Tetainanuarii (203-F-82) had 10 points apiece in the win. Joseph Blas (183-G/F) responded with 15 points for Guam. Anthony Borja had 8 points in defeat. New Caledonia outrebounded Guam 43:35 and forced those into 31 turnovers. Guam sank just 25% of field goals, while New Caledonia accounted for 41% from the field. Guam will face New Zealand for the bronze medals.
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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