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Microgames: Pohnpei recap - Aug 10, 2006

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Earlier this summer, Pohnpei participated in the 2006 Micronesian Basketball Tournament in the Northern Marianas Islands. The team lead by scoring forward Kelvin Sam only won two games there and ended the tournament at the 7th spot.

Pool phase:
Pohnpei -Yap: 94-82
JR Sonden 27pts 11/26FG 9rbs
Tom Mawi 25pts 9/14FG 10rbs

Pohnpei - Guam: 53-103
Kelvin Sam 21pts 10/24FG
JR Sonden 12pts 3/15FG

Pohnpei - RMI: 63-77
Tom Mawi 15pts 5/10FG 7rbs
Kelvin Sam 13pts 5/14FG 5rbs

classification games:
Pohnpei - Chuuk: 79-87
Cassidy Shoniber 21pts 8/18FG 7rbs
Tom Mawi 16pts 8/17FG 7rbs

Pohnpei - Yap: 83-77
Kelvin Sam 44pts 19/38FG 5rbs
Cassidy Shoniber 11pts 3/7FG 6rbs

Pohnpei has a solid starting five but a very weak bench, 6th man Wallace Jacob being the only valuable contributor. Unfortunatly, none of the starter was consistent enough to lead the team during the entire tournament and the team missed a go-to-guy in the important moments. Kelvin Sam scored a tournament-high 44pts in the classification games and hit 21pts vs a strong Guam team but he needs to be more a leader on the floor. In the backcourt, JR Sonden and Cassidy Shoniber showed some nice stuffs but they seemed limitted against strong defences like Guam or RMI. Inside, Tomasi Mawi was a nice anchor in the paint while Branson Amida proved that he's a strong rebounder at the Micronesian standarts.

Kelvin Sam 21.2pts 40.2%FG 4.2rbs 2.0ast 33min 5gp
JR Sonden 12.6pts 30.9%FG 3.2rbs 2.2ats 25min 5gp
Tomasi Mawi 12.0pts 48.9%FG 5.8rbs 1.2ast 26min 5gp
Cassidy Shoniber 11.6pts 33.8%FG 5.4rbs 4.4ast 28min 5gp
Branson Amida 6.6pts 37.1%FG 11.2rbs 1.0ast 28min 5gp
Wallace Jacob 4.8pts 50.0%FG 5.0rbs 0.8ast 20min 5gp
Benji Peterson 3.3pts 18.2%FG 4.3rbs 0.8ast 18min 4gp
Erwin Alex 2.2pts 50.0%FG 4.0rbs 0.2ast 16min 5gp
Bob Celestine 0.8pts 20.0%FG 0.5rbs 0.0ast 3min 4gp
David Actouka 0.2pts 0.0%FG 0.2rbs 0.2ast 6min 5gp
Jason Walter 0.0pts 0.0%FG 0.0rbs 0.0ast 5min 1gp

Final Standings:
1- Guam
2- Palau
3- Marshall Isl
4- Kosrae
6- Chuuk
7- Pohnpei
8- Yap  

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