Fiji basketball

Guam grabs gold in men’s basketball

A bumper crowd turned up to watch the match with a high number of Guam supporters.

Fiji got off to a good start leading in the first quarter 17-15 but Guam bounced back in the second quarter to take the lead by 10 points at half time, 36-26.

Guam dominated the rest of the game with three pointers coming from Jesus Cruz taking Guam to 51-44 at the end of the third quarter.

Both teams put up a great challenge and entertained the crowd in the final quarter as the countdown began to full time.

PNG down Fiji in close encounter – Men’s Basketball

Just before full time, the score was 72-70 in favour of PNG.

But Fiji bounced back through a three pointer to narrow the margin, 73-72.

More pressure was put on PNG as the crowd went wild with seconds to go.

PNG rushed to score two more points though Apia Muri to take PNG home.

Outstanding play from Iakah Leahy and Allan Wright also contributed to PNG’s victory.

PNG led all throughout the game.

First quarter the score was 24-21, halftime score was 63-51 and third quarter score was 63-51.