Hong Kong welcomed 2009 East Asian Games. The basketball team of Guam got into preliminary Group B. They lost two starting games. Guam tried to challenge hosing Hong Kong in the opener. The hosts enjoyed the initiative early and grabbed a 19:14 lead after ten minutes of action. Guam however switched the gear in the second quarter and kept up the tempo. They fired 24 points to stay within five points at halftime. Poon Chiho (182-G-81) triggered the decisive rally from the home team. Hong Kong exploded with 30 points in the third term and ran away to a 22-point buffer before the fourth term. The margin proved insurmountable for Guam and they had to surrender at the end. Poon Chiho knocked down 20 points for Hong Kong. Shing Yee Fong delivered 14 points and 9 boards in the win. Seve Susuico responded with 14 points and 9 boards for Guam. Vincent Estella (186-G) finished with 12 points in the loss. Japan took on Guam earlier tonight. Guam were not able to match Japan. The team of the Land of the Rising Sun notched 26 points in the first quarter and enjoyed a 15-point cushion at the first break. Japan did not loosen the grasp in the second period. Moreover they stretched the distance to comfortable 26 points at halftime. Japan coasted to the win in the second half. Shohei Kikuchi (190-F/G-85) nailed 17 points for Japan. Taiji Sakai produced 16 points for the winning side. Andrew Borja answered with 16 points for Guam. William Stinnett (186-G-86) had 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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