Tamuning, Guam – 2014 GDOE-IIAAG Middle School Boys Basketball All Island Tournament presented by GuamBasketball.com and Triple J ended its 8th year of post playoff games between participating public and private schools on March 28 at Tamuning Gym.
“It has been an exciting week for the teams and fans watching back to back games under one roof. The atmosphere in the gym was electrifying with each intense game played,” stated tournament coordinator Elsa Ulloa.
[Photo: The Benavente Roadrunners swept the 2014 GDOE-IIAAG All Island Middle School Basketball Tournament. The Roadrunners defeated the St. John’s Knights 55-42 for the title. Photo courtesy of Elsa Ulloa.]
The tournament started with 12 teams and ended with three from GDOE’s league V.S.A. Benavente Roadrunners, F.B. Leon Guerrero Hawks and Inarajan Middle School Warriors. The St. John Knights represented IIAAG in the final four teams remaining. The Roadrunners never lost sight of the prize as they swept the tournament resulting in the coveted championship title after a victory against the Knights in the finals 55-42.
Although wins and losses took place throughout the week it came down to the kids learning and experiencing what to expect at the high school level of competition. “The excitement, anticipation, fans and pressure of performing on the court are part of the experience for players to expect as they move on to high school sports,” said Ulloa.
As expected the MVP and all tournament team were named at the conclusion of the championship game and will be watched by its followers as they play in their respective high school teams.
Roadrunners Ruedel Galang and Knights Michael Min were named CO-MVP’s. Warriors Napu San Luis earned the overall top scorer title with a total of 121 points averaging 17.29 per game.
All island tournament team selected were Roadrunners Galang and teammate Tonny Tonny, Knights Min and teammate Gavin Moore, Hawks Samuel Fichuo and Warriors San Luis.
“The support of its sponsors Triple J, MOYCOM, Hit Radio 100, Cool FM92.7, Bank of Guam, Aloha Maid, ASC Trust Corp, AM Insurance, Tan Siu Lin Foundation, Circle K, 76 Station, Guam Pacific Daily News “The Score”, Ernst & Young, Sagua Managu, TakeCare, JMI Edison, GTA, ACAS, Shimbros Music and the Office of the Mayor for Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon make this annual event a success for the kids,” stated Ulloa
“Thank you for another great tournament, the kids had a great time and we will see you next year,” said Roadrunners head coach Erwin Villa.
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Article from a press release.