In IIAAG Boy’s High School Basketball on Friday night the St. John Knights had no problem taking care of business at their home gym in upper Tumon. As they easily took care of the Okkodu Bulldog in 79-67. Okkodu just could not find a consistent rhythm the entire game. St John’s would take their largest lead, a 26pt gap in the 4th Qtr. Okkodo’s Head coach Arlene Madd admitted that her starters played poorly and many times replaced them with bench play. “I had to pull them because they were not producing.” The Knights Takumi Simon led all scorers with 22pts followed by Teammate Michael Min with 19pts. Okkodo’s Dale Bautista led his team with 11pts.
With the BHS playoffs beginning this Friday, the Bulldogs were in much need of a win to give themselves a chance of getting the last seed (4th) in the highly competitive Taga Division.
TAGA DIVISION SCENARIO
The St. Paul Warriors(15-0) have locked up the number one seed in the division as they have one game left in their season. They remain the only undefeated team left in the entire league. St. John’s(12-3) has secured the number two seed as they beat the Sanchez Sharks on Saturday night 71-65. And the JFK Islander’s(10-5) after beating Tiyan also on Saturday night will be seed three. The Islanders will play St. Johns on Tuesday but even if they lose, it does not affect their seeding.
That leaves Okkodo(8-7) and Sanchez(8-7) vying for that fourth and last spot in the Taga. The two will now battle each other in the last game of the regular season this Tuesday night. The game will be played at the Shark Pit at Sanchez HS in Yigo.
According to Sharks head coach Jin Han “It should be a thriller as we beat them by six points in our first meeting, in overtime, at Okkodo’s Gym.” PNC Sports will be there to cover it.