2012 Pacific Youth Championships: New Zealand outgun Guam, reach the Final - Nov 30, 2012
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Guam-New Zealand 60:63
New Zealand outgun Guam and reach the Final of the 2012 Pacific Youth Championships. The Kiwis won 63:60 in one of the most interesting games of the tournament.
Although New Zealand won the first period 16-15, Guam responded with 13-11 in the second frame and took 1-point halftime advantage. New Zealand managed to take the lead back after 14-9 surge in the third quarter and did not allow the opponents to win the game. Guam posted 23-22 in the last stanza but lost the game by 3 points.
Jayden Bezzant top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Raymond Penny posted 13. Jack Salt delivered 10, while Ihaka Pink tossed in 8. Samuel Sotelo answered with 13 points in the losing case and Bruce Merrill notched 12. Michael Sakazaki and Joshua Sebastian followed them with 8 points apiece in a loss.
Guam: Samuel Sotelo 13, Bruce Merrill 12, Michael Sakazaki 8, Joshua Sebastian 8
New Zealand: Jayden Bezzant 16, Raymond Penny 13, Jack Salt 10, Ihaka Pink 8
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