Palau News

Rivals, Surangel score win in IP&E NBL

Teams Ngermid Rivals and Surangel Kings scored separate victories against foes in the ongoing elimination round of the 2014 IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL Division Finals tips off Sunday

Division titles will be on the line when Game One of the best of three championship series starts this Sunday for the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Registration is now open for Etpison Cup 3-on-3 cagefest

Registration is now open for the Etpison Cup 3-on-3 basketball tournament slated on May 10 and 11 at the parking lot of the Drop Off Bar and Grill. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rivals score second win in IP&E NBL

Amateur Basketball League runner up Ngermid Rivals nailed their second victory at the expense of Matakui, 112-89 Friday night in the ongoing elimination round for the 2014 IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Cardinals take 3rd place in Division B

They might have missed a finals seat but the Hanpa Cardinals settled for third place honors beating the Jaguars, 83-80 Sunday in the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Raw scores two wins in IP&E NBL

Defending champion Peched Raw’s title retention campaign goes on track as they scored back-to-back victories at the start of the elimination round for the 2014 IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL Division Finals tips off Sunday

Division titles will be on the line when Game One of the best of three championship series starts this Sunday for the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

IP&E NBL elimination round tips off

The elimination round for the 2014 IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) officially tips off at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MSS Jr Sea Star wins EASC co-ed title

Team Maris Stella School Junior Sea Star needed just three games enough to dispose of a tough Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Jr. Kings to win the 2014 Elementary After School Competition (EASC) co-ed division at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Surangel Stars move to Division A finals

Surangel Stars made an uphill climb as they fought their way into the Division A finals beating a hard fighting Western Union, 91-94, Sunday in the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

IP&E NBL set to open on April 14

A total of ten teams will vie for top honors when the 2014 IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) tips off on April 14 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Three games set for FBL Division semis

Three games will be featured this Sunday as the Division semifinals swings into action in the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

SDA wins EASC plum

Showing steady hands in situations that matters most, the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Jr. Kings went all the way to beat a tough Meyuns Elementary School (MES) Jr. Dolphins, 63-62 to take the 2014 Elementary After School Competition (EASC) played Friday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL games reschedule

Due to the storm warnings over the weekend, the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) decided to postpone the games that were scheduled Sunday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers back out of FBL league

A new twist surrounds the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) as the defending champions FR Spoilers have formally backed out of the league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Stars, Bulls take win in FBL play off round

Contenders Surangel Stars and the Ilocandia Bulls secured their way into the semifinals after beating separate rivals, Sunday in the play off round of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL play offs set this Sunday

Four games will usher the start of the play off round of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Registration open for IP&E NBL

Registration is now open for interested team who wants to participate in the 2014 IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) which will tentatively start on April 7 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL All Star Weekend at PNG

Participating teams takes a break this Sunday as the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) holds it All Star Weekend at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Surangel Kings wins IP&E ABL title

Team Surangel Kings showed their supremacy and height advantage as they went on to beat a hard fighting Ngermid Rivals, 104-98 in Game Two played Thursday night to take the championship title in the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Bulls outshine Surangel Stars in FBL

Playing as the tournament darkhorse, the Ilocandia Bulls halted the streaking Surangel Stars, 124-121 Sunday at the close of the elimination round of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Surangel Kings take Game One of Finals

Team Surangel Kings displayed composure and kept their mind in the game as they beat Ngermid Rivals, 90-82 in Game One of their best of three championship series of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ngaraard Red Torch wins 3rd place in IP&E ABL

Team Ngaraard Red Torch secured a pole position as they beat a hard fighting Medalaii Meda Boyz, 88-67 to clinch third place honors, Wednesday night in the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Bulls face off Surangel Stars in FBL Sunday

The Ilocandia Bulls are set to continue their winning streak as they collide with the Surangel Stars, Sunday in the resumption of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

IP&E ABL Final Four: Rivals enter finals as Red Torch levels series

Team Ngermid Rivals formally enters the finals while Ngaraard Red Torch survives another day after beating separate foes in the ongoing semifinals of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Surangel Stars tame Dragons

Tournament darkhorse Surangel Stars improves their standings as they went on to beat Liquid Skyy Dragons, 115-100, Sunday in the ongoing Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rivals beat Meda Boyz in IP&E ABL Final Four

Showing that they are of championship caliber, team Negrmid Rivals displayed their firepower as they pass through Medalaii Meda Boyz, 97-86 in Game One of their best of three semifinal series, Wednesday night in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Surangel Stars take on Dragons in FBL Sunday

Trying to improve their performance going into the end of the elimination round, Surangel Stars gun for another win when they take on Liquid Skyy Dragons, Sunday in the resumption of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

IP&E ABL Elite 8 continues tonight

The excitement builds up as the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) continues with its Elite 8 tonight at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Bulls, Rams score huge upsets

Tournament darkhorse Ilocandia Bulls and team Rams improve their respective standings after scoring huge upsets, Sunday in the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

IP&E ABL Playoffs: Surangel Kings, Ngermid Rivals barges into Elite 8

League leader Surangel Kings and tournament darkhorse Ngermid Rivals barged their way into the Elite 8 after besting separate foes, Monday night in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Bulls to face WU in FBL Sunday

Tournament darkhorse Ilocandia Bulls will have their hands full as they test league leader Western Union, Sunday in the resumption of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

IP&E ABL Playoffs: Meda Boyz barge into Elite 8

Team Medalaii Meda Boyz barged their way into the Elite 8 after beating Idid 4x4 Wheelers, 75-70 Friday night in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers take win no. 7

Defending champion FR Spoilers improve their standing as they scored their seventh straight victory at the expense of the Royal Cargo Rangers, 102-66, Sunday in the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Melngoes, 4x4 Wheelers beat foes in IP&E ABL Playoffs

Teams Melngoes and Idid 4x4 Wheelers improve their chances in the playoff round after beat separate foes, Wednesday night in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers test Rangers in FBL Sunday

Defending champion FR Spoilers will get their hands full as they test the Royal Cargo Rangers on Sunday in the resumption of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Matakui, Breakers score win in IP&E ABL Playoffs

Teams Matakui and Breakers closed their respective series, Friday night in the ongoing play off round of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WU keeps clean slate as Choppers struggle to win over Spartans

League leader Western Union kept its clean slate while Aloha Maid Choppers struggled but was able to score a win, Sunday in the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rivals close series as Stingers level theirs in IP&E ABL Playoffs

Team Ngermid Rivals move on to the next round of the playoffs as they close down their best of three series while Neco Marine Stingers live to fight another day as they fend of their opponent in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Dragons out to test WU in FBL Sunday

Team Liquid Skyy Dragons will test its capabilities as they face league leader Western Union, Sunday in the resumption of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

4x4 Wheelers, Matakui beat foes in IP&E ABL Playoffs

Teams Idid 4x4 Wheelers and Matakui improved their chances in the play off round after beating separate foes, Friday night in the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WU five escapes Choppers while Rangers drub the Cardinals

League leader Western Union managed to hang on as they beat a hard fighting Aloha Maid Choppers, 102-100 Sunday in the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PMA Warriors win ISL Senior Varsity bball

Palau Mission Academy (PMA) Warriors reclaimed lost glory as they won the coveted championship crown beating a tough Palau High School team A Spiders, 78-66 Monday afternoon for the finals of the 2014 Inter-School League (ISL) Senior Varsity basketball league played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Surangel Kings beat Meda Boyz as Rivals drub Mesekiu

Surangel Kings halted the Medalaii Meda Boyz, 68-64 Wednesday night at the start of the Playoff round of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WU test Choppers in FBL Sunday

After successfully retaining a clean slate, league leader Western Union aims to continue their winning ways as they test the Aloha Maid Choppers, Sunday in the resumption of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Meda Boyz beat Lawmen in IP&E ABL

Hot streaking Medalaii Meda Boyz continued their winning ways this time at the expense of Lawmen PEAC, 83-57 Friday night in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WU five keeps clean slate

Pre-finals meeting, yes. But different results this time.

League leader Western Union kept its composure in the final seconds of the game as they went on to beat defending champion FR Spoilers, 96-95 in front of a sell out crowd, Sunday in the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PHS B takes third place honors in ISL Senior Varsity bball

Palau High School team B Gray settled for third place honors after beating Emmaus High School (EHS) Squires, 71-57 Friday in the 2014 Inter-School League (ISL) Senior Varsity basketball league played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Surangel Kings halts Ngermid Rivals as Red Storm beats Ididers

The Surangel Kings came big in the fourth quarter as they went on to beat the Ngermid Rivals as Meyuns Red Storm went on to beat the Ididers in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PMA secure finals seat in ISL Senior Varsity bball

Contender Palau Mission Academy (PMA) Warriors claimed the first finals seat after beating Palau High School (PHS) team B Gray, 90-39 Wednesday in the play off round of the 2014 Inter-School League (ISL) Senior Varsity basketball league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers take on WU five in FBL Sunday

Defending champion FR Spoilers aim to improve their standing as they face off with arch rival Western Union on Sunday in the resumption of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Palau National team meeting on Saturday

In preparation for the 8th Micronesian Games in Phonphei, the Palau Basketball Federation is calling on interested players who would want to join the Palau men’s and women’s national basketball team. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Meda Boyz continues to roll in IP&E ABL

Team Medalaii Meda Boyz continued their winning ways this time beating the Ikelauans, 105-65, Friday night in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Choppers, Stars survive past opponents in FBL

Tournament darkhorse Aloha Maid Choppers and Surangel Stars both survive a heart stopping match as they bested separate opponents, Sunday in the ongoing Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PMA drubs BMS in ISL Senior Varsity bball

Contender Palau Mission Academy (PMA) Warriors improve its chances going into the playoffs as they defeated Belau Modekngei School (BMS), 78-34 in the 2014 Inter-School League (ISL) Senior Varsity basketball league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Coach Newell: Basketball must be taught with fun

Professional basketball coach Tom Newell told aspiring coaches and current coaches to teach the sport of basketball with fun and encourage players to dream and set their own goals in life. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ranchers, Surangel Kings top rivals in IP&E ABL

Teams Ranchers and Surangel Kings scored separate victories, Monday night in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PHS A Spiders score 4th win in ISL Senior Varsity bball

Defending champion Palau High School (PHS) team A Spiders nailed their fourth straight victory this time at the expense of sister team PHS B Gray, 83-51 Tuesday in the 2014 Inter-School League (ISL) Senior Varsity basketball league played at the Palau High School gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rangers, Choppers take on opponents in FBL Sunday

Royal Cargo Rangers and Aloha Maid Choppers will try to improve their standings as they take on separate opponents, Sunday in the resumption of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rivals beat Ranchers in IP&E ABL

Pool A leaders Ngermid Rivals continued their winning ways this time beating the Ranchers, 99-81 Thursday night in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PHS A Spiders blast BMS in ISL Senior Varsity bball

Defending champion Palau High School (PHS) team A Spiders has sent out a message that they are determined to defend their crown as they blasted Belau Modekengei School (BMS), 138-20 last Friday in the 2014 Inter-School League (ISL) Senior Varsity basketball league played at the Palau High School gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers, WU beat foes in FBL Sunday

Defending champion FR Spoilers and Western Union continued their winning ways after beating separate foes, Sunday in the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Coach Newell visits Palau

Professional basketball coach Tom Newell is set to arrive in Palau and conduct as series of clinics for the national team and elementary schools on the island. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Meda Boyz tame Breakers in IP&E ABL

Pool B leaders Medalaii Meda Boys again showed dominance as they went on to beat the Breakers, 67-56 Wednesday night in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Four games set in FBL Sunday

Four games are set to be featured this Sunday in the resumption of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PMA scores 1st win ISL Senior Varsity bball

Palau Mission Academy (PMA) Warriors secured their first win at the expense of Palau High School team B, 76-55 in the start of the 2014 Inter-School League (ISL) Senior Varsity basketball league played at the Palau High School gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Breakers, Melngoes score win in IP&E ABL

Teams Breakers and Melngoes breezed past separate foes Friday night in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WU remains unbeaten as Choppers secure win no. 5

Last season’s runner up Western Union maintained composure in the last minute as they remain unbeaten in the team standings while the Aloha Maid Choppers continue their winning streak, Sunday in the ongoing Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Matakui, Lawmen snares win in IP&E ABL

Teams Matakui and Lawmen PEAC improved their respective records after beating separate rivals, Wednesday night in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Surangel Stars face WU five in FBL Sunday

Team Surangel Stars tries to improve their team standing as they meet Western Union, Sunday in the resumption of the 2014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Meda Boyz score 4th win in IP&E ABL

Medalaii Meda Boyz are leading Pool B as they scored their fourth straight win this time beating the Ngiwal 79ers, 75-60, Friday night on the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Choppers score win as Spoilers-Dragons game turn ugly with fist fight

Tournament darkhorse Aloha Maid Choppers claimed its fourth straight victory while the match between defending champion FR Spoilers and Liquid Skyy Dragons turned ugly in the third quarter as both teams had a bench clearing in the action pack resumption of the 2014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Three games set for IP&E ABL

Three games will be featured tonight in the resumption of the 2013-14 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers to test Dragons in FBL Sunday

After a long break, the 2014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) swings back into action, Sunday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PBRA celebrates the Holidays

They maybe the strict judge when it comes to officiating the games, but members of the Palau Basketball Referees Association (PBRA) know how to party as they celebrate their Christmas party last December 27 at the Penthouse Hotel. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

IP&E ABL resume Jan. 2

Hard court action resumes January 2 with three games set for the 2013-14 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Two games set in IP&E ABL

Two games are set for tonight in the ongoing 2013-14 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Matakui, Rivals beat foes in IP&E ABL

Teams Matakui and Ngermid Rivals will have a reason to celebrate this Holidays as they scored separate victories against foes, Friday night in the 2013-14 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL takes a break

Due to the Holiday Season, the 2014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) will take a two weeks break. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Meda Boys evade Stingers, 83-62 in IP&E ABL

Team Medalaii Meda Boys secured another win this time besting Neco Marine Stingers, 83-62 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013-14 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Surangel Stars to test Liquid Skyy Dragons in FBL

Surangel Stars will again get their hands full as they are set to test the newly rebuild Liquid Skyy Dragons, Sunday in the resumption of the 2014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ngaraard Red Torch nails second win in IP&E ABL

Team Ngaraard Red Torch is on a row as they nailed their second straight victory after beating Papago Smooth, 73-58 Friday night in the ongoing 2013-14 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Choppers fend off Cardinals, 84-79 in FBL

After three long years, the Aloha Maid Choppers managed to fend off a hard fighting Hanpa Cardinals, 84-79 Sunday in the ongoing 2014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ngaraard Red Torch beats Cardinals in OT

Team Ngaraard Red Torch scored its initial win after besting a hard fighting Hanpa Cardinals, 92-89 in overtime Tuesday night in the 2013-14 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

BPS to hold 3on3 basketball tournament

The Bureau of Public Safety through its advisory groups: Palau Enforcers Athletic Club (PEAC); and Women’s Advisory Group (WAN) is set to hold a 3-on-3 basketball tournament slated on Saturday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Cardinals to test Choppers in FBL

Team Hanpa Cardinals will test the Aloha Maid Choppers when the 2014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) resumes Sunday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

20 teams see action in IP&E ABL

A total of 20 teams will vie for honors when the 2013-14 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) kicks off at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers subdue Surangel Stars in FBL

Defending champion FR Spoilers showed dominance in the last quarter enough to fuel a 114-88 victory over a hard fighting Surangel Stars, Sunday in the 2014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PHS A wins Jr. ISL bball

Showing their strength Palau High School team A Spiders beat a tough Palau Mission Academy (PMA) Warriors, 73-71 in over time to win the coveted crown in the 2013 Inter School League (ISL) Junior basketball tournament played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Surangel Stars, Rangers get acid test in FBL Sunday

Teams Surangel Stars and Royal Cargo Rangers gets another acid test as they face formidable opponents on Sunday in the resumption of the 2014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

3on3 basketball tournament set

Specially crafted trophies will be at stake when the 3on3 basketball tournament tips off on December 14 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PMA beats EHS, 59-45 in Jr. ISL Varsity bball

Palau Mission Academy (PMA) Warriors scored a convincing victory over a hard fighting Emmaus High School (EHS) Squires, 59-45 in the ongoing 2013 Inter-School League (ISL) Junior Varsity basketball league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rangers, Choppers score win in FBL Sunday

Team Royal Cargo Rangers and Aloha Maid Choppers barged their way into the winning column after disposing of their separate foes, Sunday in the 2014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Team Neco takes championship title in GBL Season Finals

With their backs against the wall, team Neco showed determination and hassle plays as they managed to score a come from behind victory over Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Lawmen, 80-78 to take the championship crown in the Season Finals of the 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League played Wednesday night at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rangers, Choppers battle foes in FBL Sunday

Team Royal Cargo Rangers and Aloha Maid Choppers gun for their first win of the season when they take on separate foes, Sunday in the resumption of the 2014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Neco, MOJ Lawmen battle for season finals in Rudmich Enterprise GBL

A perfect match for a perfect season ending.

Business division champion team Neco will battle Government division champion Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Lawmen for the season finals of the 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Neco, MOJ Lawmen battle for season finals in Rudmich Enterprise GBL

A perfect match for a perfect season ending.

Business division champion team Neco will battle Government division champion Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Lawmen for the season finals of the 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PHS A beats PHS B Tarantula in Jr. ISL Varsity bball

Palau High School (PHS) team A secured another win this time beating sister team PHS team B Tarantula, 73-48 in the ongoing 2013 Inter-School League (ISL) Junior Varsity basketball league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Surangel Stars survive against Cardinals in OT

Surangel Stars got another acid test as they were able to get their acts together in the final stretch as they beat a tough Hanpa Cardinals, 87-80 in overtime Sunday in the 2014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PRR Dragons burns down Surangel Kings in Rudmich GBL

Tournament dark horse Palau Royal Resort (PRR) Dragons showed determination as they scored a hug upset beating Surangel Kings, 96-75 Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the Season Finals of the 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PHS B Tarantula nails win in Jr. ISL Varsity bball

Palau High School (PHS) team B Tarantula nailed a win after beating Emmaus High School (EHS) Squires, 47-43 Wednesday in the 2013 Inter-School League (ISL) Junior Varsity basketball league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers, Stars eye another win in FBL Sunday

Defending champion FR Spoilers and Surangel Stars guns for another win as they take on separate foes, Sunday, in the resumption of the 2014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Neco drops PNCC in Rudmich Enterprise GBL

Business division champion team Neco continue their winning run this time beating PNCC Molekoi, 95-70 Friday night in the ongoing Season Finals of the 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Games resumes in Jr. ISL Varsity bball

School-based basketball action resumes today in the 2013 Inter-School League (ISL) Junior Varsity basketball league in various playing courts. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WU beats Rangers, 65-58 in FBL

Patience is a virtue.
This was the theme that sends Western Union beating the Royal Cargo Rangers, 65-58 Sunday in the ongoing 20014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Registration still open for IP&E ABL

Registration is still open for the much awaited 2014 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League which is tentatively to start on December 3 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MOJ Lawmen takes Gov’t. title in Rudmich Enterprise GBL

Team Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Lawmen rallied in the third quarter as they went on to beat MOF Omsangel, 82-81 and take the Government division title in the 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League played last November 11 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Jr. ISL Varsity bball reset

After the coaches meeting, it was agreed upon to have the 2013 Inter-School League (ISL) Junior Varsity basketball league start on November 18 with two games to be featured. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Four games set in FBL Sunday

Four games will be featured in the resumption of the 2014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Neco wins Business div. title in Rudmich Enterprise GBL

Team Neco showed they can bounce from a setback as they went on to beat Surangel Kings, 85-78 to claim the championship crown in the Business division of the 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League played last November 5 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Jr. ISL Varsity bball tips off Wednesday

Due to the election in Koror, the 2013 Inter-School League (ISL) Junior Varsity basketball league will tip off on Wednesday. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PHS A wins SL Girl’s Varsity bball crown

Team Palau High School team A adds another crown to their set of trophies after beating Belau Modekngei School (BMS), 51-28 to win the the championship crown of the 2013 Inter-School League basketball tournament at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MOF Omsangel levels series in Rudmich GBL

Team Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel level their series as they beat Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Lawmen, 75-67 Friday night in the ongoing finals of the 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FR Spoilers, Jaguars score opening day wins

Defending champion FR Spoilers and team Jaguars open their campaign with separate victories, Sunday at the start of the 2014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Registration open for IP&E ABL

Registration is now open for the 2014 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League which is tentatively to start on December 3 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Team ABC, Sam’s Sharks settle for 3rd place in Rudmich GBL

Teams ABC and Sam’s Shark stood their ground as they managed to beat their respective rivals, Wednesday night to settle for third place honors in their respective divisions in the 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PHS A meets BMS for ISL Girl’s Varsity bball crown

Teams from Palau High School team A and Belau Modekngei School (BMS) are set on a collision course as they will battle for the championship crown of the 2013 Inter-School League basketball tournament at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

2014 FBL season opens Sunday

Filipino basketball fans are set to troop at the Palau National gym this Sunday for the opening of the 2014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL). By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rudmich GBL goes into semis

The 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League enters the home stretch of the games as they are now locked into the semifinal round. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Surangel Kings, Team ABC score win in GBL playoffs

Teams Surangel Kings and team ABC lives to fight another day as they managed to beat separate rivals to stay in course as the 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League enters the playoff round at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PHS team A drubs BMS in 2013 ISL Girl’s Varsity bball

Palau High School team A showed their scoring prowess as they drubbed Bethania High School Stellars, 80-34 Tuesday afternoon in the ongoing 2013 Inter-School League basketball tournament. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Neco humbles PRR Dragons in Rudimch GBL

Using their third quarter assault and fast breaks, team Neco managed to score a come from behind victory against the Palau Royal Resort (PRR) Dragons, 72-50 Friday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Lady Warriors, Stellars score win in ISL Girl’s Varsity bball

Teams Palau Mission Academy (PMA) Lady Warriors and Bethania High School (BHS) Stellars scored separate victories against rivals in the 2013 Inter-School League basketball tournament. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PRR Dragons smoke Fish N’ Fins in Rudmich GBL

The Palau Royal Resort (PRR) Dragons did not waste time as they smoked Fish N’ Fins, 93-73 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times)more

PHS A secures win in 2013 ISL Girl’s Varsity bball

Palau High School team A secured their first win after besting Mindszenty High School in the ongoing 2013 Inter-School League basketball tournament at the Palau High School gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times)more

WCTC beats Galaxy Builders in Rudimch GBL

A second quarter rally gave them the lead and never looked back as team WCTC managed to beat Galaxy Builders, 90-84 Friday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Six teams vie for title in 2013 ISL Girl’s Varsity

Six teams will vie for top honors in the 2013 Inter-School League basketball tournament at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MOJ Lawmen subdues Island Rhythm in Rudimch GBL

A late rally gave the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Lawmen the needed push as they were able to beat team Island Rhythm, 86-74 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WCTC downs PPR Shark Attack in Rudimch GBL

Team WCTC stood their ground as they went on to beat a tough Palau Pacific Resort (PPR) Shark Attack, 100-94 Friday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Island Rhythm drubs team ABC in Rudimch GBL

Balance offense led Island Rhythm to trump over team ABC, 82-46 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WCTC beats RTRMI Crushersin Rudimch GBL

Using their third quarter surge, team WCTC managed to sneak past a tough RTRMI Crushers, 91-83 Friday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MOH, President’s X-men win in Rudimch GBL

Teams Ministry of Health (MOH) Band Aid and President’s X-Men nail separate victories at the expense of their respective rivals, Monday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Crushers, Cardinals nail win in Rudimch GBL

Teams RTRMI Crushers and Hanpa Cardinals scored separate victories after beating foes, Friday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FIBA Development Manager visits Palau

In order to follow up on the development programs done by the Palau Basketball Federation, FIBA Oceania’s Development Manager Annie La Fleur visits Palau. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MOJ Lawmen, team Neco score wins in Rudimch GBL

Teams Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Lawmen and Neco continued their winning run after beating respective rivals, Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WCTC, Neco down rivals in Rudimch GBL

Teams WCTC and Neco showed poise as they went on to beat separate opponents, Friday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Raw takes NBL Super League title

With their backs against the wall, NBL champions Peched Raw showed patience as they went on to beat arch rivals, FR Spoilers, 57-55 to win the 2013 National Basketball League (NBL) Super League, Tuesday night at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MOJ, Sam’s Shark score wins in Rudimch GBL

Teams Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Lawmen and Sam’s Sharks cam out guns blazing as they went on to beat respective rivals, Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Raw vs. FR Spoilers for Super League finals

It will be rematch for these two teams when the NBL champions Peched Raw meets runner up FR Spoilers tonight in the winner take all finals of the 2013 National Basketball League (NBL) Super League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Galaxy Builders, Neco score wins in Rudimch GBL

Teams Galaxy Builders and team Neco breezed through after picking up wins against separate rivals, Friday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

NBL Selection dumps Peched Raw, 116-88

The National Basketball League (NBL) selection will not go home empty handed after all as they went on to dumped Peched Raw, 116-88 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013 National Basketball League (NBL) Super League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Sam’s Sharks bite PRR Dragons, 88-67

Team Sam’s Sharks used its fourth quarter assault to tame the Palau Royal Resort (PRR) Dragons, 88-67 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL season tentatively to open on Oct. 20

After a thorough discussion, team managers, coaches and team representatives agreed to set the 2014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) to tentatively open on October 20 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Nationals nail win in Super League

Team Nationals final gets in the scoring board as they defeated the National Basketball League (NBL) selection, 96-95 Thursday night in the ongoing 2013 National Basketball League (NBL) Super League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PRR Dragons score win in Rudimch GBL

Palau Royal Resort (PRR) Dragons barged their way into the winning column after scoring a 77-72 win over Galaxy Builders, Thursday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Raw downs FR Spoilers in Super League

National Basketball League (NBL) champions Peched Raw nailed its second win as they disposed of arch rival FR Spoilers, 86-84 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013 National Basketball League (NBL) Super League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

President’s Men gets 2nd win in Rudimch GBL

Government Division darkhorse team President’s X-Men scored their second straight victory at the expense of PNCC Molekoi, 88-74 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MOF nails 2nd win in Rudimch GBL

Government Division reigning champions Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel scored its second win at the expense of Hanpa Cardinals, 76-65 Friday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers to test NBL All Stars in Super League

National Basketball League (NBL) runner up FR Spoilers will test the NBL All Stars when they collide tonight, 6 p.m. in the resumption of the 2013 National Basketball League (NBL) Super League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Echanova, Castro share honors in FBL awarding cere

Playmakers Aries Echanova of FR Spoilers and Dennis Castro of Western Union shared the top podium during Sunday’s Filipino Basketball League (FBL) awarding rites held at the Sunset Park. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MOF, Surangel Kings score wins in Rudimch GBL

Government Division reigning champions Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel and Surangel Kings opened their campaign on a high note as they bested separate rivals which signaled the start of the 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

NBL Super League kicks off Monday

Four teams will vie for top honors when the 2013 National Basketball League (NBL) Super League tips off Monday night at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL to hold awarding ceremony on Aug. 25

The Filipino Basketball League (FBL) will be holding its awarding rites for the 2013 season on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Sunset Park. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

NBL Super League set on Aug. 26

The list of players for the 2013 National Basketball League (NBL) Super League has been announced which is set to tip off on August 26 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rudimch Enterprise GBL tips off Monday

Government and Business teams vie for top honors when the 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League gets going on Monday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Registration now ongoing for 2014 FBL

Registration is now open for interested teams for the upcoming 2014 season of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) which will be played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Raw wins NBL title

Team Peched Raw went for the kill as they beat FR Spoilers, 82-76 Thursday night to take the championship title of the 2013 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Opening of Rudimch Enterprise GBL rescheduled

To give participating teams enough time to prepare their roster for the hardcourt action, organizers and tournament officials decided to move the opening of the 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League to a later date. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers win FBL title, sweeps series

Defending champion FR Spoilers retained its title as they won over Western Union, 81-79 Sunday in Game Two of their best of three series for the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Raw edges FR Spoilers, 99-98 in OT

Knowing the importance of the game, Peched Raw showed pure determination as they went on to beat the FR Spoilers, 99-98 in overtime to take a 2-1 lead in their best of five championship series for the 2013 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL), Wednesday night at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers seek to sweep series in FBL c’ship

Defending champion FR Spoilers seek to sweep its best of three championship series as they face anew Western Union, Sunday in Game Two of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

2013 Rudimch Enterprise GBL tips off Monday

Government and Business basketball takes on the hardcourt when the 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League formally tips off on Monday night at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

IP&E NBL finals: An interesting series

After two games, the ongoing best of five championship series between Peched Raw against FR Spoilers for the 2013 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) has become a talk of the town. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Raw meets FR Spoilers for NBL title

Peched Raw earned their way into the finals after beating the Nationals, 97-79 in Game Three of their semifinals series in the 2013 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers take Game One of FBL c’ship series

In a bid to retain their crown, defending champion FR Spoilers drew first blood as they beat Western Union, 91-78 in Game One of their best of three championship series in the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Registration open for 2013 Rudimch Enterprise GBL

Registration is still open for interested teams who would want to participate in the much awaited 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League that will be played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Nationals, Spoilers level NBL semis series

Teams Nationals and FR Spoilers managed to level their respective semifinals series to force a winner take all Game three in the ongoing Final Four of the 2013 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FR Spoilers, WU face off for FBL title

One team aims to retain its supremacy while the other team seeks its lost glory.
This has become the story as defending champion FR Spoilers meet Western Union this Sunday at the start of their best of three finals series in the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Registration open for 2013 Rudimch Enterprise GBL

Registration is now open for interested teams who would want to participate in the much awaited 2013 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

NBL Final Four tips off

A spot in the championship will be at stake as four teams battle it out as the Final Four of the 2013 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) kicks off at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FR Spoilers, WU barge to FBL Finals

Defending champion FR Spoilers and Western Union will meet in the best of three championship series after beating respective rivals, Sunday in the semifinal round of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Nationals, Peched Raw enters semis

Team Nationals and Peched Raw barged their way into the semifinals after beating separate rivals, Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WU renews rivalry with Surangel Stars in FBL

After winning their separate assignments in the play off round, both Western Union and Surangel Stars will get back to the drawing boards as they are set for a collision course, Sunday in the semifinals of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PCC Mesekiu beats Rivlas in IP&E NBL

Team PCC Mesekiu will enter the playoff round with a smile after besting a tough Ngermid Rivals, 85-81 Friday night at the end of the elimination round of the 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Bobcats, Lomomb shine in Island Jams final leg

Teams Bobcats and Lomomb shared the spot light as they won first place in their respective divisions in the recently concluded final leg of the 8th Annual Island Jams basketball tournament held at the Medalaii basketball court. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Stars upset Bulls in FBL playoff

Surangel Stars showed composure and experience as they fought back from a 17 point deficit to beat the Ilocandia Bulls, 93-90 Sunday in the playoff round of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Losers, Topsiders shine in 8th Annual Island Jams

Teams The Losers and The Topsiders emerged victorious in their respective divisions in the second leg of the 8th Annual Island Jams basketball tournament held Saturday at the Ngerkesoaol court. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Stars-Bulls match: game to watch in FBL playoff

Among the four games set for the playoff round of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League, the match between Surangel Stars against the Ilocandia Bulls has become the game to watch on July 21 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Koror claims gold in basketball

Team Koror showed poise as they went all the way to beat Ngeremlengui, 79-69 to win the gold in the men’s basketball of the 2013 Belau Games held at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

8th Annual Island Jams goes to Ngerkesoaol

After their successful first leg in Ngerchemai, the 8th Annual Island Jams basketball tournament swings into action on July 13 at the Ngerkesoaol court. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL playoffs set on July 21

Four games will be featured in the upcoming playoff round of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League slated on July 21 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ngatpang continues lead in basketball

Team Ngatpang continued their winning streak in the men’s basketball of the 2013 Belau Games this time beating a youthful lineup of Ngardmau, 108-71 Sunday night at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ngatpang, Peleliu snares win in basketball

Team Ngatpang and Peleliu are currently tied in the team standings after taking their third win after beating their respective rivals in the ongoing men’s basketball of the 2013 Belau Games held at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Team Palau thanks supporters for their MBT stint

Team Palau which saw action in the recently concluded Matson’s men’s and women’s Micronesian Basketball Tournament at the FDMS Phoenix Center in Guam thanked their supporters. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Sonsorol lady cagers score 2nd win

Sonsorol lady cagers notched their second win in the women’s basketball after beating Ngeremlengui, 70-21 Sunday in the ongoing 2013 Belau Games held at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Palau men’s squad downs CNMI, 75-72 in MBT

After their opening day loss, team Palau men’s squad bounced back as they went on to beat CNMI, 75-72 Tuesday night in the ongoing Matson’s men’s and women’s Micronesian Basketball Tournament at the FDMS Phoenix Center in Guam. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

8th Annual Island Jams 1st leg tip off at Ngerchemai

The much awaited 8th Annual Island Jams basketball tournament opens its season with its first leg tomorrow in Ngerchemai. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Team Palau bows to host teams in U19 MBT

Team Palau men’s and women’s squad fell short as they bowed to host Guam Under 19 at the start of the Matson’s men’s and women’s Micronesian Basketball Tournament, Sunday at the FDMS Phoenix Center in Guam. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

8th Annual Island Jams tip off at Ngerchemai

The much awaited 8th Annual Island Jams basketball tournament opens its season with its first leg on June 29 in Ngerchemai. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

All Star A beat All Star B in FBL All Star Weekend

Team All Star A showed consistency in the end game as they went to beat team All Star b, 111-106 Sunday in the All Star Weekend of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Team Palau set to leave for MBT 19 Under cagefest

Team Palau are set to leave early Saturday in time for the opening of the Matson’s men’s and women’s Micronesian Basketball Tournament which is set to open on June 23 at the FDMS Phoenix Center in Guam. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Idid Airwaves down 4x4 Wheelers in IP&E NBL 2013

Team Idid Airwaves showed they could comeback and strike a win as they beat 4x4 Wheelers, 69-55 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Registration now open for 8th Annual Island Jams

Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Island Jams basketball tournament which tips off on June 29 in Ngerchemai. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Sam’s Kryptonite wins WNBL title

Team Sam’s Kryptonite showed their lethal form as they went on to beat team Money, 77-71 to win the 2013 Surangel and Sons Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) played Thursday night at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Nationals halt Spoilers, 83-72 in IP&E NBL 2013

The Nationals 19 and Under squad kept their winning streak alive as beat the FR Spoilers, 83-72 Friday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers beat Bulls, grabs lead in team standings

Defending champion FR Spoilers took over the top spot of the team standings after beating the hard fighting Ilocandia Bulls, 107-84, Sunday in the ongoing 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Nationals won over Stingers in IP&E NBL 2013

The Nationals 19 and Under squad showed discipline in the final stretch of the game as they went on to beat the Medalaii Stingers, 71-50 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ngara Maiberel women's group of Koror donates to Team Palau

Photo shows members of the Ngara Maiberel women's group of Koror donating $500 to assist with the men and women Team Palau for the upcoming MBT 19U in Guam on June 23 to 29. The Palau Basketball Federation thanks the women group and many other community organizations, businesses and state governments for their generous donations. PBF PHOTOmore

Sam’s Kryptonite ties series in WNBL finals

Team Sam’s Kryptonite wasted no time as they tied the series after beating team Money, 68-46 in Game Two of their best of three championship series for the 2013 Surangel and Sons Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) played Wednesday night at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers to test Bulls in FBL Sunday

Defending champion FR Spoilers gun for solo lead of the team standings as they meet the Ilocandia Bulls, Sunday in the resumption of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Nationals humble 4x4 Wheelers in IP&E NBL 2013

The Nationals 19 and Under squad came out guns blazing as they went on to beat 4x4 Wheelers, 89-60 Friday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Sam’s Kryptonite takes last seat in WNBL finals

Team Sam’s Kryptonite took the last seat in the finals after beating Team Palau 19 and Under, 71-31 Thursday night (June 6) of the 2013 Surangel and Sons Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PRA Choppers oust Liquid Skyy in FBL

Team PRA Choppers leaned on its second and third quarter onslaught to beat Liquid Skyy, 109-84 Sunday in the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League, Sunday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WCC Hammers best Beakers in IP&E NBL 2013

Team WCC Hammers showed might in the second quarter enough to beat Breakers, 93-78 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Money enters WNBL finals

Team Money showed they meant business as they went on to beat Peched, 74-56 to take the first seat in the finals of the 2013 Surangel and Sons Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Four games set in FBL Sunday

Four games will be featured in the resumption of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League, Sunday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Raw tames Ksau Imaging Solutions in IP&E NBL 2013

Team Peched Raw secured another win this time at the expense of Ksau Imaging Solutions, 73-69 Thursday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Money humbles Kryptonite in WNBL

Team Money met little resistance as they went on to beat Sam’s Kryptonite, 71-41 Thursday night in the 2013 Surangel and Sons Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WU beats Bulls in FBL Sunday

Team Western Union made their run the third quarter as they outscored and beat the Ilocandia Bulls, 95-72 Sunday in the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Nationals beat Airwaves in IP&E NBL 2013

The Junior Nationals displayed their balance attack as they went on to beat the Idid Airwaves, 76-46 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ksano’s 33 carries Team Palau over Peched in WNBL

Team Palau is on a roll going into the play offs as they closed down on Peched, 66-57 Wednesday night in the 2013 Surangel and Sons Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WU set to test Bulls in FBL Sunday

Team Western Union aims to continue their winning run as they are set to test the Ilocandia Bulls, Sunday in the resumption of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Raw downs WCC Hammers in IP&E NBL 2013

Peched Raw continued its winning ways as they went on to be beat WCC Hammers, 105-91, Thursday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Team Palau downs Islanders in WNBL

Team Palau showed their scoring prowess as they beat Odesangel Islanders, 78-42 Friday night in the ongoing 2013 Surangel and Sons Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Breakers escape Stingers, 77-75 in IP&E NBL 2013

Team Breakers held on with their defense as they managed to escape with a 77-75 victory over the Neco Marine Stingers, Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Etpison Cup 3-on-3 cagefest set this weekend

Everything is set for the Etpison Cup 3-on-3 basketball tournament this weekend at the parking lot of the Drop Off Bar and Grill. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Kryptonite downs Peched in WNBL

Team Sam’s Kryptonite continues its winning ways this time besting team Peched, 49-36 Tuesday night in the ongoing 2013 Surangel and Sons Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rangers take on WU in FBL Sunday

Team RP Rangers will get their hand full as they take on Western Union this Sunday in the resumption of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Raw beat Stingers in IP&E NBL 2013

Team Peched Raw continues it winning run, this time beating the Medalaii Stingers, 106-68 Friday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

GBH wins EASC Central School boys bball title

Team George B. Harris Elementary School (GBH) went on to beat a tough Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Elementary School, 53-51 to win the championship crown of the 2013 Elementary After School Competition (EASC) Central School boys basketball tournament played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Kryptonite nails 2nd win in WNBL

Team Kryptonite nailed its second win after beating Odesangel Islanders, 57-30 Friday night in the ongoing 2013 Surangel and Sons Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers down WU, 110-85 in FBL Sunday

Defending champions FR Spoilers nailed its fourth straight win at the expense of Western Union, 110-85 Sunday in the ongoing 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Five teams in EASC Central School co-ed bball tourney

A total of five teams will vie for top honors when the 2013 Elementary After School Competition (EASC) Central School co-ed basketball tournament gets going. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WCC Hammers score win in IP&E NBL 2013

Team WCC Hammers improve its standing as they went on to beat a tough Medalaii Stingers, 74-72 Tuesday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MES Dolphins takes third place in EASC Central School boys bball

Team Meyuns Elementary School (MES) Dolphins settled for third place honors after beating Koror Elementary School (KES), 53-46 Wednesday in the 2013 Elementary After School Competition (EASC) Central School boys basketball tournament. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Islanders tally 1st win in WNBL

Team Odasangel Islanders went off to a good start as they downed team Money, 40-65 Tuesday night in the ongoing 2013 Surangel and Sons Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers meet WU in FBL Sunday

It will be an action pack Sunday as defending champion FR Spoilers will meet last year’s bride’s groom Western Union in the resumption of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Nationals beat Airwaves in IP&E NBL 2013

Team Nationals 19 and Under showed character as they went on to beat Idid Airwaves, 98-62 Friday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MES cools off MSS in EASC Central School boys bball

Team Meyuns Elementary School (MES) Dolphins nailed its third win at the expense of cellar dweller Maris Stella School (MSS), 50-28 Friday in the ongoing 2013 Elementary After School Competition (EASC) Central School boys basketball tournament. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Jaguars, Choppers score win in FBL Sunday

Teams Jaguars and PRA Choppers improved their standings after beating separate rivals, Sunday in the ongoing 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Raw, Spoilers score win in IP&E NBL 2013

Last year’s runner-up Peched Raw and FR Spoilers scored separate victories after besting foes Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

SDA Kings fend off MES for win in EASC Central School boys bball

Team Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Elementary School rolled to its sixth win after beating Meyuns Elementary School (MES) Dolphins, 53-43 in the ongoing 2013 Elementary After School Competition (EASC) Central School boys basketball tournament. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers, WU meet separate rivals in FBL Sunday

Defending champion FR Spoilers and Western Union tries to continue their winning run when they meet separate rivals, Sunday in the resumption of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

NBDO Course in Coffs Harbor

Ziske and Ivan are both currently in Coffs Harbor Australia, the home of FIBA Oceania basketball. While in their two week stay in Coffs Harbor and Sydney, they are joined with Guam, Tonga, Marshall Island, Kiribas, Vanuatu, Samoa, Solomon and Fiji NBDO's. The main focus of the two week training is for basketball development in each regions with its challenges in the future.more

Stingers beat Breakers, 89-80 in IP&E NBL 2013

Team Medalaii Stingers rock the second half as they went on to beat the Breakers, 89-80 Friday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

GBH, SDA continues domination in EASC Central School boys bball

Teams George B. Harris Elementary School and Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Elementary School continue their domination as they went on to beat respective rivals in the ongoing 2013 Elementary After School Competition (EASC) Central School boys basketball tournament. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Bulls take solo lead in FBL

Contenders Ilocandia Bulls showed their patience as they went on to beat a tough Surangel Stars, 98-83 to take solo lead in the team standings of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

4x4 Wheelers score win in IP&E NBL 2013

Team 4x4 Wheelers scored their first victory at the expense of team Breakers, 90-67 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

GBH keeps clean slate in EASC Central School boys bball

Teams George B. Harris Elementary School maintains its clean slate this time beating Koror Elementary School, 53-31 Wednesday in the 2013 Elementary After School Competition (EASC) Central School boys basketball tournament. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Bulls, Surangel Stars gun for solo lead in FBL

Contenders Ilocandia Bulls and Surangel Stars battle for solo leadership in the team standings when they collide this Sunday in the resumption of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Raw nails second win in IP&E NBL 2013

Last season’s runner up Peched Raw took its second straight win at the expense of Ngermid Rivals, 115-62 Friday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

GBH takes solo lead in EASC Central School boys bball

Team George B. Harris Elementary School takes solo lead in the team standings after beating Seventh Day Adventist Elementary School, 62-53 Thursday in the ongoing 2013 Elementary After School Competition (EASC) Central School boys basketball tournament. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL resumes on April 7

Four games will featured on April 7 when the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League resumes at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ksau Imaging Solutions scores 2nd win in IP&E NBL 2013

ABL champion Ksau Imaging Solutions nailed its second win at the expense of team Breakers, 88-59 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

GBH, SDA continues lead in EASC Central School boys bball

Teams George B. Harris Elementary School and Seventh Day Adventist Elementary School continue to lead in the team standings after beating separate rivals in the ongoing 2013 Elementary After School Competition (EASC) Central School boys basketball tournament. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

GBH, SDA takes 2nd win in EASC Central School boys bball

Teams George B. Harris Elementary School and Seventh Day Adventist Elementary School scored their second win after beating separate foes in the ongoing 2013 Elementary After School Competition (EASC) Central School boys basketball tournament. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ilocandia Bulls beat Rangers to take lead in FBL

Contender Ilocandia Bulls scored their second win at the expense of RP Rangers, 78-75 Sunday in the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

11 teams to compete in IP&E NBL 2013

A total of 11 teams will vie for top honors when the 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) tips off on Monday night at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MES beats KES for 1st win in EASC Central School boys bball

Team Meyuns Elementary School (MES) showed dominance as they went on to beat Koror Elementary School (KES), 48-22 to take their first win Wednesday in the ongoing 2013 Elementary After School Competition (EASC) Central School boys basketball tournament at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Bulls take on RP Rangers in FBL Sunday

Contender Ilocandia Bulls gun for their second win as they test the RP Rangers, Sunday in the resumption of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

EASC Central School Boys tourney opens

A total of five teams will compete for top honors in the 2013 Elementary After School Competition (EASC) Central School boys basketball tournament. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Surangel Stars take first win in FBL 2013 season

Surangel Stars scored their first win at the expense of team Jaguars, 89-61 Sunday in the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

2013 IP&E NBL to open Monday

After the Amateur Basketball League, hardcourt action resumes on Monday with the start of the 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Four games set for FBL 2013 season

Four games are set to be featured this Sunday in the resumption of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ksau Imaging Solutions win IP&E ABL championship crown

Team Ksau Imaging Solutions used their experience as they went on to beat a tough Nationals 17 and Under squad, 76-74 to claim the championship title in the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

RP Rangers sting FR Spoilers in FBL 2013 season opener

Last year’s runner up RP Rangers got their revenge as they beat defending champion FR Spoilers, 88-87 Sunday at the start of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ksau Imaging Solutions level IP&E ABL c’ship series

Team Ksau Imaging Solutions leveled their best of three championship series after beating Nationals 17 and Under squad, 80-64 Wednesday night in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL 2013 season to open Sunday

Filipino fans are set to troop this Sunday at the Palau National gym for the opening of the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

GBH team A wins EASC Central Elem School hoopfest

Team George B. Harris (GBH) Elementary School team A showed might as they held on to beat a tough Koror Elementary School (KES) Lady Stars, 37-33 to win the championship crown of the 2013 EASC Central Elementary School basketball league held at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

IP&E NBL technical meeting today at PNG

Team coaches, representatives and managers are reminded of the technical meeting today, 11:30 a.m. in preparations for the 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Nationals, Ksau Imaging Solutions meet for IP&E ABL title

Teams Nationals 17 and Under and Ksau Imaging Solutions will battle for the coveted title as they arrange for a best of three championship series after besting separate foes in the Final Four of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MES settles for 3rd place in EASC Central Elem School hoopfest

Team Meyuns Elementary School (MES) Demul Fines settled for third place honors after routing George B. Harris Elementary School team B, 31-14 Wednesday in the 2013 EASC Central Elementary School basketball league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

IP&E NBL technical meeting on March 5

Team coaches, representatives and managers will have their technical meeting on March 5, 11:30 a.m. in preparations for the 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

KES finishes with a bang in EASC Central Elem School hoopfest

Team Koror Elementary School (KES) Lady Stars close down their elimination campaign with a bang as they went on to beat Meyuns Elementary School Demul Fines, 45-6 Friday in the 2013 EASC Central Elementary School basketball league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Technical meeting for IP&E NBL set

Team coaches, representatives and managers will have their technical meeting on March 5, 11:30 a.m. for the 2013 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

IP&E ABL playoff: WCC Hammers, Stingers advance to Final Four

Teams WCC Hammers and Stingers showed why they lead the league as they defeated separate rivals to advance to the Final Four of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

GBH team A on a rampage in EASC Central Elem School hoopfest

Team George B. Harris Elementary School team A kept its clean slate in the team standings after beating Koror Elementary School (KES) Lady Stars, 36-35 in the ongoing 2013 EASC Central Elementary School basketball league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Airwaves, Nationals moves to Elite 8 in IP&E ABL playoff

Team Airwaves and National 17 and Under earned a seat in the Elite 8 after beating separate foes, Friday night in the ongoing play off round of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ngaraard wins EASC Babeldaob Schools hoopfest

Team Ngaraard Elementary School won the championship crown of the 2013 EASC Babeldaob Schools basketball league played Friday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

KES Lady Stars shine past MES in EASC Central Elem School hoopfest

Team Koror Elementary School (KES) Lady Stars shine bright as they bested Meyuns Elementary School (MES) Demul Fines, 47-26 in the ongoing 2013 EASC Central Elementary School basketball league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WCC Hammers pound Salty Boys in IP&E ABL playoff

League leader WCC Hammers displayed their dominance as they drubbed Melekeok Salty Boysm 131-67 Wednesday night in the ongoing play off round of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League playoff round at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

GBH team A bested GHB team B in EASC Central Elem School hoopfest

Team George B. Harris Elementary School team A won over sister team George B. Harris Elementary School team B, 24-23 to score their third straight win in the 2013 EASC Central Elementary School basketball league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

IP&E ABL playoff: Airwaves, Salty Boys sweep their series

Teams Airwaves and Melekeok Salty Boys showed consistency as they went on to sweep their respective best of three series, Friday night in the ongoing play off round of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League playoff round at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

GBH team A, KES score opening win in EASC Central Elem School hoopfest

Teams George B. Harris Elementary School team A and Koror Elementary School started their campaign on a high note as they defeated respective rivals at the opening of the 2013 EASC Central Elementary School basketball league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

IP&E ABL playoff: Ngiraboi’s 54 points lifts Rivals over Blue Shark

King Ngiraboi showed his scoring prowess as he tallied 54 points enough to fuel the Ngermid Rivals past Blue Shark, 105-75 Wednesday night in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League playoff round at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Four teams in EASC Central Elem School hoopfest

Four teams will vie for top honors in the 2013 EASC Central Elementary School basketball league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL meeting on Sunday

Team managers, coaches and representatives will again convene on Sunday to further discuss the league’s guidelines for the much awaited 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

IP&E ABL enters playoff round

Participating teams vie for a slot to the semis as they the IP&E Amateur Basketball League enters the playoff round at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL to play a short season

As agreed upon by team managers, coaches and representatives Sunday, the much awaited 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League will be a short one. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Matakiu, WCC Hammers score win in IP&E ABL

Teams Matakiu and WCC Hammers improve their chances going into the play offs after beating separate rivals, Wednesday night in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL meeting on Sunday

Team managers, coaches and representatives are reminded that there will be a meeting for interested teams that will comprise this year’s Filipino Basketball League season. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Mesang Red Storm survives against Breakers in IP&E ABL

Team Mesang Red Storm showed grace under pressure as they managed to escape an 88-84 win against a tough team Breakers, Friday night in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Mekeald wins Ngaraard 3-on-3 hoopfest

After two days of competitions for the championship, team Mekeald emerged as the winner of the Ngaraard 3-on-3 basketball tournament. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Gatchalian is new FBL chairman

Professor Alexander Gatchalian was formally introduced as the new chairman for the 2013 season of the Filipino Basketball League. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ksau Imaging Solutions beat Mercury Optimax in IP&E ABL

Team Ksau Imaging Solutions turned the heat on as they went on to beat sister team Mercury Optimax, 98-86, Thursday night in the ongoing elimination round of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

National 17 and Under on a winning skid in IP&E ABL

Nationals 17 and Under squad is on a winning roll as they went on to beat team Rivals, 76-52 Wednesday night in the ongoing elimination round of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ngaraard 3-on-3 hoopfest resumes this weekend

A seat at the championship will be at stake when the Ngaraard 3-on-3 basketball tournament enters the semifinal round this weekend. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Melekeok Salty Boys thrashes Melwert in in IP&E ABL

Melekeok Salty Boys showed their winning form as they drubbed Melwert, 103-73 Friday night in the ongoing elimination round of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Oiterong bails Melngoes past Airwaves in IP&E ABL

Clutch shooter Perry Oiterong came to aide his team when needed most as he led Melngoes past a tough team Airwaves, 80-78 Wednesday night in the ongoing elimination round of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ksau Imaging Solutions, Cardinals route foes in IP&E ABL

Teams Ksau Imaging Solutions and Cardinals continue their winning run as they routed separate foes in the ongoing elimination round of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Mesang Red Storm, Bullets score win in IP&E ABL

Teams Mesang Red Storm and Dngeronger Bullets started the year right as they bested separate opponents in the resumption of the elimination round of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League, Wednesday night at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Mesang Red Storm, Rivals route opponents in IP&E ABL

Teams Mesang Red Storm and Rivals continue their winning runs as they went on to beat their respective opponents on the ongoing elimination round of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL meeting set Friday night

Team coaches, representatives and managers are invited to the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) meeting set Friday night, 7:30 p.m. at the FR Office in Meketii. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ididers, Blue Shark nail win in IP&E ABL

Teams Ididers and Ngarchelong Blue Shark barged their way into the winning column after scoring victories over separate foes, Thursday night in the ongoing elimination round of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Breakers, Ksau Imaging Solutions score win in IP&E ABL

Teams Breakers and Ksau Imaging Solutions showed poise under pressure as they won over separate rivals, Wednesday night in the ongoing elimination round of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Bullets, Rivals beat separate challengers in IP&E ABL

Teams Bullets and Rivals paced their way to beat their separate opponents Friday night in the ongoing elimination round of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PCC Mesekiu, Stingers beat foes in IP&E ABL

Teams Palau Community College (PCC) Mesekiu and Stingers did not seem to mind a week’s rest as they were able to beat their respective opponents in the ongoing elimination round of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

IP&E ABL resumes this week

Basketball action resumes this week with the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Airwaves, PCC Mesekiu down foes in IP&E ABL

Team Airwaves and PCC Mesekiu showed poise as they went on to beat respective rivals Friday night in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PHS Spiders win ISL Boys varsity hoopfest

Team Palau High School (PHS) Spiders overcame a first quarter blunder as they managed to beat Emmaus High School (EHS) Knights, 91-71 to claim the championship crown of the 2012 Inter-School League (ISL) Boys varsity basketball league, Wednesday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rivals upset Red Storm in IP&E ABL

Team Ngermid Rivals had their hands full as they scored an upset against Mesang Red Storm, 77-66 Wednesday night in the ongoing IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Stingers, Breakers score win in IP&E ABL

Team Stingers and Breakers continued their winning ways after beating respective opponents, Friday night in the ongoing 2012-2013 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Mesang Red Storm, N17 squad down foes in IP&E ABL

Team Mesang Red Storm and National 17 and under squad romped with separate victories against foes in the ongoing 2012-2013 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PHS Spiders, EHS Knights take top spots in ISL Boys varsity hoopfest

Team Palau High School (PHS) Spiders and Emmaus High School (EHS) Knights storm their way into the top spot in the team standings after beating respective rivals and earning a slot in the semifinals of the 2012 Inter-School League (ISL) Boys varsity basketball league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Gonzales, Bombita share top honors in FBL awarding rites

The dynamic duo of Coco Gonzales and Michael Bombita of the defending champions FR Spoilers shared the top spot during the awarding rites of the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) Sunday, at the Sea Passion Hotel. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Mesang Red Storm, Cardinals nail win in IP&E ABL

Team Mesang Red Storm and Hanpa Cardinals scored victories over respective rivals, Thursday night in the ongoing 2012-2013 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PHS Spiders score 3rd win in ISL Boys varsity hoopfest

Contender Palau High School (PHS) Spiders nailed their third win at the expense of sister team PHS Bubuu, 90-43 in the ongoing 2012 Inter-School League (ISL) Boys varsity basketball league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ngaraard State holds 3-on-3 basketball tourney

A total of five teams are seeing action in the ongoing 1st Ngaraard 3-on-3 Basketball tournament held at the Ngaraard Elementary School court. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Breakers, two others score opening win in IP&E ABL

Teams Breakers, Stingers and Rivals overcame their respective opponents that marked the start of the 2012-2013 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PMA, PHS score 2nd win in ISL Boys varsity hoopfest

Team Palau Mission Academy (PMA) Warriors and Emmaus High School (EHS) Knights maintained their winning ways as they defeated their respective rivals in the ongoing 2012 Inter-School League (ISL) Boys varsity basketball league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL awarding rites set at Sea Passion Hotel

After the championship game, the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) will have its closing ceremonies and awarding on Sunday, at the Sea Passion Hotel. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PHS Black Widow wins ISL Girls varsity hoopfest

Team Palau High School Black Widow showed might as they got past Mindszenty High School (MHS) Lady Cardinals, 48-39 to win the 2012 Inter-School League (ISL) Girls varsity basketball league, Friday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

IP&E ABL tips off on Wednesday

With technical guidelines that will be in discussion with both the coaches and league officials, the much awaited 2012-2013 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League opening has been moved to November 14 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

All set for IP&E ABL

Everything is set for the opening of the much awaited 2012-2013 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League which is tentatively to tip off on November 12 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL awarding rites set at Sea Passion Hotel

After the championship game, the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) will have its closing ceremonies and awarding on November 18 at the Sea Passion Hotel. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PHS, MHS moves into playoff in ISL Girls varsity hoopfest

Teams Palau High School Black Widow and Mindszenty High School (MHS) Lady Cardinals barges into the play off round as top contenders of the 2012 Inter-School League (ISL) Girls varsity basketball league played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FR Spoilers beat Rangers to retain FBL crown

Defending champion FR Spoiers pushed themselves to the limit to beat a tough MJ Rangers, 91-80 and take the crown in Game Two of their best of three championship series of the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Final team rosters will be announce this week for IP&E ABL

The final roster of participating teams will be known within this week for the much awaited 2012-2013 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League which is tentatively to tip off on November 12 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MHS Lady Cardinals nails 3rd win in ISL Girls varsity hoopfest

Team Mindszenty High School (MHS) Lady Cardinals meant business as they scored their third straight victory at the expense of Palau High School Wolf Spiders, 40-33 in the ongoing 2012 Inter-School League (ISL) Girls varsity basketball league played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

IP&E ABL set to tip off on Nov. 12

Basketball action is set to heat up as teams are gearing up for the opening of the 2012-2013 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League on November 12 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FR Spoilers gun for title retention in FBL c’ship

Defending champion FR Spoilers gun aims to close down their series as they face anew the MJ Rangers in Game Two of their best of three championship series for the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL), Sunday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PHS Tarantula wins ISL Boys Jr. varsity hoopfest

After starting strong in the first quarter of play, Palau High School Tarantula held on to beat Emmaus High School team B, 83-56 to claim the championship crown of the 2012 Inter-School League (ISL) Junior boys’ basketball league played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

IP&E ABL to hold technical meeting

Coaches, team representatives and team managers are invited to the first technical meeting for the 2012-2013 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League, today at 11:30 a.m. at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WU claims third as FR Spoilers takes Game One

Western Union fought a gallant stand as they overcome a tough Surangel and Sons, 99-94 in overtime and claim third place honors of the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL), Sunday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MOF Omsangel GBL season finals

Team Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel made a huge rally in the fourth quarter to make a comeback and beat a tough Mason’s Hardware, 84-83 to win the championship crown of the Season Finals of the 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League, Tuesday night at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PHS Tarantula, EHS B battle for finals in ISL Boys Jr. varsity hoopfest

Teams from Palau High School Tarantula and Emmaus High School team B are set to collide for the championship title after besting respective rivals, Monday in the 2012 Inter-School League (ISL) Junior boys’ basketball league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Deadline for IP&E ABL registration set

Interested teams have until November 2 to submit their line up and pay their registration for the 2012-2013 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FR Spoilers battle Rangers for FBL c’ship

Defending champion FR Spoilers gun for title retention as they face the MJ Rangers, Sunday in Game One of their best of three championship series for the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PHS teams score win in ISL Boys Jr. varsity hoopfest

Teams from Palau High School scored separate victories after beating rivals, Friday in the ongoing elimination round of the 2012 Inter-School League (ISL) Junior boys’ basketball league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rangers, Spoilers beat foes in FBL Sunday

Surprise contender MJ Rangers and defending champion FR Spoilers improved their standings after beating separate foes, Sunday in the ongoing semifinal round of the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MOF Omsangel, Mason’s Hardware advance to GBL season finals

Team Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel and Mason’s Hardware booked themselves a spot in the championship after besting separate rivals, Wednesday night in the semifinal round of the Season Finals of the 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

EHS B, PHS Tarantula score win in ISL Boys Jr. varsity hoopfest

Team Emmaus High School team B and Palau High School (PHS) Tarantula improved their standings after beating respective foes in the ongoing elimination round of the 2012 Inter-School League (ISL) Junior boys’ basketball league. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FR Spoilers collides with WU in FBL Sunday

Defending champion FR Spoilers will test their limits as they face Western Union this Sunday in the resumption of the semifinal round of the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Team ABC shocks Shark Attack in GBL

Team ABC showed poise as they scored a huge upset after beating the Business Division champions Palau Pacific Resort (PPR) Shark Attack, 79-76 in the ongoing Season Finals of the 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PHS Spiders score 2nd win in ISL Boys Jr. varsity hoopfest

Team Palau High School (PHS) Spiders scored their second win at the expense of Emmaus High School team A, 40-34 in the ongoing elimination round of the 2012 Inter-School League (ISL) Junior boys basketball league played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Registration open for IP&E ABL season

Registration is now ongoing for the 2012-2013 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League which is set tentatively to tip off on November 7 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WU bounces back as FR Spoilers take 2nd win

With their backs against the wall, contender Western Union bounced back to beat Surangel and Sons, 93-80 in the ongoing semifinal round of the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL), Sunday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rikrik’s buzzer beater gives PPR Shark Attack Business Division title

Despite not feeling well, Wallace Rikrik showed poise under pressure as he drilled the game winning basket to lead the Palau Pacific Resort (PPR) Shark Attack against a tough Galaxy Builders, 88-86 and the Business Division title, Tuesday night in Game Three of their best of three series in the ongoing 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MHS B beat BMS in ISL Boys Jr. varsity hoopfest

Team Mindszenty High School team B barged their way into the winning column as they bested Belau Modekngei School, 77-32 in the ongoing 2012 Inter-School League (ISL) Junior boys basketball league played at the MHS gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PRR Dragons, KSG Royals score win in GBL Season Finals

Team Palau Royal Resort (PRR) Dragons and Koror State Government (KSG) Royals advance into the next round as they bested separate foes, Wednesday night at the start of the Season Finals of the 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL semis resumes Sunday

Two games will be featured on Sunday as the semifinal round of the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) resumes, Sunday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MOF, Galaxy Builders take Game One in GBL Finals

Division leader Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel and Galaxy Builders drew first blood in their respective Division in Game One of the Division Finals of the 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

EHS A score win in ISL Boys Jr. varsity hoopfest

Team Emmaus High School team A nailed their first win as they bested Mindszenty High School team A, 58-36 Friday afternoon in the 2012 Inter-School League (ISL) Junior boys basketball league played at the MHS gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MJ Rangers stun WU in OT

Tournament darkhorse MJ Rangers held their ground as they stunned Western Union, 84-82 in overtime at the start of the semifinal round of the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL), Sunday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Team Palau thanks supporters

Members of team Palau express their heartfelt thanks to all who supported them during their stint in the just concluded 2012 Micronesian Basketball Tournament (MBT) Open division held at the University of Guam gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MOF, PPR Shark Attack enter Rudimch Enterprise GBL Finals

Division leaders Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel and Palau Pacific Resort (PPR) Shark Attack advances to the championship round after beating separate foes in the semifinal round of the 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PMA team A nails 1st win in ISL Boys Jr. varsity hoopfest

Team Palau Mission Academy (PMA) team A scored its first win as they debut against Belau Modekngei School (BMS), 63-31 Wednesday at the start of the 2012 Inter-School League (ISL) Junior boys basketball league played at the SDA gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers, WU take on rivals as FBL semis start

Defending champion FR Spoilers and Western Union start their respective campaigns as the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) starts the Final Four semifinal round, Sunday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Palau takes silver in MBT Open Division

Team Palau showed poise as they settled for the silver in the just concluded 2012 Micronesian Basketball Tournament (MBT) Open division held at the University of Guam gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rudimch Enterprise GBL semis resume tonight

A seat in the championship will be at stake when the semifinal round of the 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League resumes tonight at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL Final Four swings into action on Oct. 6

And there are four.
Four teams will fight over for the right to enter the championship round as the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) enters the Final Four semifinal round, Sunday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Palau beats Marshall Island; takes no. 2 spot in MBT Open Division

After losing to host team Guam, team Palau managed to bounce back to beat Marshall Islands, 81-73 to move to second spot in the team standings of the 2012 Micronesian Basketball Tournament (MBT) Open division held at the University of Guam gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Palau suffers 2nd setback in MBT Open Division

Team Palau suffered its second setback as they bowed to host team Guam, 95-75 in the ongoing 2012 Micronesian Basketball Tournament (MBT) Open division held at the University of Guam gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MOF Omsangel, PPR Shark Attack enter Rudimch Enterprise GBL semis

Top squads Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel and Palau Pacific Resort (PPR) Shark Attack advance into the semi final round after beating respective foes, Wednesday night, in the 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Looking for the results and photos from the MBT?

If you want to follow the Palau men's team at the Micronesian Basketball Tournament in Guam,go to the Guam Basketball Confederation website. Click on the 'more' button, and you will be taken to the direct link to the website. Palau men had an exciting 22 point win over Chuuk tonight, with Oiterong, Mendoza and Schmidt putting in 33 of Palau's 77 points.more

Team Palau scores 1st win in MBT Open Division

Despite their long trip, team Palau easily disposed team Yap, 126-34 to post their first win at the start of the 2012 Micronesian Basketball Tournament (MBT) Open division in Guam. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rudimch Enterprise GBL enters division finals

Teams will have their hands full as they gun to stay alive as the 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League enters into the Division Finals at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WU, Rangers enter Final Four

Last season’s runner up Western Union and MJ Rangers moved on to the next round after beating separate foes, Sunday in the playoff round of the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Team Palau ready for MBT Open Division

Team Palau is set to see action in the coming 2012 Micronesian Basketball Tournament (MBT) Open division in Guam. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PNCC Molekoi, team Palau beat foes in Rudimch Enterprise GBL

Team Palau National Communications Corporation (PNCC) Molekoi and team Palau showed force as they beat their respective rivals, Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Toribiong donates to team Palau

President Johnson Toribiong on Friday donated to team Palau which will see action in the coming 2012 Micronesian Basketball Tournament (MBT) Open division in Guam. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MOE II downs team ABC, 67-65 in Rudimch Enterprise GBL

Team Ministry of Education (MOE) II showed determination as they fend off team ABC, 67-65, Friday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

All Star team B route All Star team A, 107-89

The All Star team B had it their way as they went on to beat All Star team A, 107-89, Sunday in the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) annual All Star Weekend at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Galaxy Builders bounces back in Rudimch Enterprise GBL

After absorbing their first setback, Galaxy Builders bounced back to beat WCTC, 77-71, Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PBF names team Palau roster to MBT Open division

The Palau Basketball Federation (PBF) has announced its roster for the 2012 Micronesian Basketball Tournament (MBT) Open division which will be held in Guam. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL All Star Weekend set

The Filipino Basketball League (FBL) takes a break this Sunday for its annual All Star Weekend at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Shark Attack bites Galaxy Builders in Rudimch Enterprise GBL

Team Palau Pacific Resort (PPR) Shark Attack continues its winning run after beating Galaxy Builders, 66-63 Thursday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Choppers end the FBL elimination round with a bang

Tournament darkhorse team Choppers end their elimination round campaign with a bang as they won over Surangel and Sons, 84-68, Sunday in the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MOF Omsangel continues roll in Rudimch Enterprise GBL

Team Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel continues its winning ways this time at the expense of team ABC, 104-84, Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Two games set to end FBL elimination round

Two games are set this Sunday which will mark the end of the elimination round of the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

PPR Shark Attack, MOJ Cops score win in Rudimch Enterprise GBL

Team Palau Pacific Resort (PPR) Shark Attack and Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Cops scored separate victories against rivals, Friday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FR Spoilers beat WU, 108-102

Defending champion and highly financed FR Spoilers managed to beat all odds as they went on to beat a tough Western Union, 108-102, Sunday in the ongoing 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rudimch Enterprise GBL: PNCC beats team ABC, 100-99 in OT

Team Palau National Communications Corporation (PNCC) managed to squeeze out of trouble to beat team ABC, 100-99 in overtime, Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FR Spoilers face WU anew in FBL Sunday

Defending champion and highly financed FR Spoilers aim to solidify their hold of the top spot in the team standings when they take on Western Union anew, Sunday in the resumption of the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Registration now open for PCC basketball tourney

Registration is now open for interested teams for the 2012 Fall Semester Basketball Tournament which will be played at the Palau Community College (PCC) court. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rudimch Enterprise GBL: Shark Attack halts Neco, 80-70

Team Palau Pacific Resort (PPR) Shark Attack managed to survive to score a come from behind win over a tough team Neco, 80-70 Friday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FR Spoilers, WU down foes

Defending champion and highly financed FR Spoilers and Western Union solidified their standings as they bested separate foes, Sunday in the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

MOF Omsangel nails 2nd win in Rudimch Enterprise GBL

Team Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel scored its second straight victory at the expense of Koror State Government (KSG) Royals, 59-56, Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FR Spoilers meet MJ Rangers in FBL Sunday

Defending champion and highly financed FR Spoilers try to continue their winning ways as they face the MJ Rangers, Sunday in the resumption of the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Galaxy Builders, MOF Omsangel score win in Rudimch GB League

Team Galaxy Builders and Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel made their presence felt as they defeated respective foes, Friday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Surangel and Sons survive Bulls rampage

Team Surangel and Sons showed that they can make huge comeback as they subdued a tough Ilocandia Bulls, 101-98 Sunday in the ongoing 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times)more

MOE II, Shark Attack score win against rivals in Rudimch GB League

Team Ministry of Education (MOE) II and Palau Pacific Resort (PPR) Shark Attack start their campaign on the right track as they scored separate victories, Wednesday night that signaled the start of the 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Three games set for FBL Sunday

Team Surangel and Sons will have their hands full as they take on the Ilocandia Bulls, Sunday in the resumption of the 2012 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

West All Stars take NBL Super League title

Sticking to their game plan, the West All Stars humbled the highly financed FR Spoilers, 87-75 Friday night to take the championship crown of the 2012 IP&E NBL Super League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

D’Originals gets back Master’s League title

Team D’Originals regained their lost glory as they beat 9-Ball Friendsters, 72-69 to win the championship crown in the Master’s League held Sunday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Boys take 18U crown in KSG Youth cagefest

Team Peched Boyz proved too much as they went on to beat South Coast, 74-65 Tuesday afternoon to take home the championship crown in the boys 18 and Under division of the 2012 Koror State Youth basketball tournament at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

West All Stars face FR Spoilers in NBL Super League Finals

Bent on playing as a team, the West All Stars are set for a collision course when they face a highly financed FR Spoilers tonight for the championship crown of the 2012 IP&E NBL Super League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

2012 Rudimch Enterprise GBL tips off Monday

The much awaited 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League tips off on August 6 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

D’Originals gun for Master’s League title

Team D’Originals are set to close down their series and reclaim their glory as they take on 9-Ball Friendsters in Game Two of their best of three championship series in the Master’s League, Sunday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

West All Stars get back at East All Stars

Since losing to them in their first meeting, the West All Stars made some adjustments and came back with a vengeance as they beat the East All Stars, 102-73 Friday night in the ongoing 2012 IP&E NBL Super League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Meda Jrs meet Ngerchemai Jrs in 15U finals in KSG Youth cagefest

Team Meda Jrs is set on a collision course as they will face the Ngerchemai Jrs for the 15 and under division championship of the 2012 Koror State Youth basketball tournament at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WU humbles Bulls as D’Originals score first blood in Master’s Finals

After their heart breaking loss last weekend, Western Union bounced back Sunday to tame the Ilocandia Bulls, 110-91 in the ongoing 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FR Spoilers tame East All Stars in Super League

NBL champions FR Spoilers barged into the winning column after beating the East All Stars, 104-82 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 IP&E NBL Super League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ngebard downs Ongos in WNBL Super League

Team Ngebard showed its defensive attack as they went all the way to beat team Ongos, 73-43 Tuesday night in the ongoing 2012 Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) Super League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Boys score 3rd win in KSG Youth cagefest

Team Peched Boys nailed its third victory at the expense of South Coast, 54-41 Wednesday in the ongoing 2012 Koror State Youth basketball tournament at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rangers meet Surangel and Sons while Bulls take on WU in FBL Sunday

After founding their rhythm, MJ Rangers will try to continue their winning run this time they will have to face a tough adversary as they take on Surangel and Sons on Sunday in the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

East All Stars bested their Western counterparts, 85-64

The East All Stars scored their second win at the expense of their Western counterparts, 85-64, Friday night in the ongoing 2012 IP&E NBL Super League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WNBL Super League resumes tonight

Despite teams not showing up last week, the 2012 Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) Super League resumes tonight at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Registration open for 2012 Rudimch Enterprise GBL

Registration is now open for interested teams for the 2012 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League which will be played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rangers humble WU, 97-89

After a major revamp among its ranks, MJ Rangers found their winning form as they beat Western Union, 97-89, Sunday in the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League resumes at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

East and West All Stars dominate IP&E Super League

Using their speed and familiarity to each others game, the East and West All Stars started on a high note as they beat their respective rivals at the start of the 2012 IP&E NBL Super League, Wednesday night at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Four teams to compete in WNBL Super League

Four teams will comprise the 2012 Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) Super League which will be played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

KSG Youth cagefest tips off on July 23

Everything is set for the opening of the much awaited 2012 Koror State Youth basketball tournament on July 23 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL resumes on Sunday

With all the confusion fussing around, the organizing committee confirmed that there will be games this Sunday as the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League resumes at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

7th Annual Island Jams head to Ngerchemai

After the first two legs the tournament, the 7th Annual Island Jams 4-on-4 basketball tournament heads on to its final stage tomorrow in Ngerchemai. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Choppers beat Rangers as Friendsters advance to Master’s League Finals

Team Choppers duplicated their first round feat as they went on to beat a tough MJ Rangers while 9-Ball Friendsters took the first finals seat after whipping a sloppy Ocean View/PCGM, Sunday in the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Registration on going for KSG Youth cagefest

Registration is now ongoing for the much awaited 2012 Koror State Youth basketball tournament which will be played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FR Spoilers win IP&E NBL title

Taking advantage of their height and deadly outside shooting, FR Spoilers went on to beat Peched Raw, 120-102 to win the championship crown of the 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) Tuesday night at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rangers eye vengeance against team Choppers

Vengeance will be in the minds of MJ Rangers when they face team Choppers, Sunday in the resumption of the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Raw levels series

Defending champion Peched Raw showed a heart that made them champions as they bested contender FR Spoilers, 97-92 in Game Two to level the series with one game apiece in the best of three championship series of the 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WU tames Jaguars, 82-67

Western Union bulks its ninth win as they bested the Jaguars, 82-67 Sunday in the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched meets Spoilers for 2012 IP&E NBL finals

Defending champion Peched Raw will stake its crown when they face FR Spoilers for the 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Nationals win 4th of July cagefest

The National squad showed grace under pressure as they went on to beat team Benfold, 32-23 to win the 4th of July Basketball tournament held Wednesday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Four games set in FBL Sunday

Four games will usher the resumption of the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Choppers, Bulls score win in FBL

Tournament darkhorse team Choppers and Ilocandia Bulls improved their positions after beating respective opponents, Sunday in the ongoing 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

4th of July cagefest set

In celebration of the 236th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America, the US Embassy in Palau in collaboration with the US Civic Action Team will be holding a basketball tournament tomorrow at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

2012 IP&E NBL: Peched Raw, 4x4 Wheelers take final four spots

Defending champion Peched Raw and 4x4 Wheelers secured a spot in the Final Four after besting separate foes, Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WU, Bulls face rivals in FBL Sunday

Contenders Western Union and the Ilocandia Bulls will try to improve their standings when they face off separate rivals, Sunday in the resumption of the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

4th of July bball at PNG

In celebration of the 236th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America, the US Embassy in Palau in collaboration with the US Civic Action Team will be holding a basketball tournament on July 4 at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Top 8 teams for 2012 IP&E NBL named

And there were eight teams left.

The 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) enters another phase as the top eight teams remain for the playoff round which will be played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Surangel and Sons halts Spoilers’ winning run

Surangel and Sons needed and extra period to humble down a highly financed FR Spoilers, 123-122, Sunday in the ongoing 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Kryptonite wins WNBL title

In an odd turn of events, team Kryptonite won the 2012 IP&E Women’s National Basketball League title Wednesday night at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Kabong drubs Surangel Kings, 114-90

Team Kabong notched its eight win as they drubbed cellar dweller Surangel Kings, 114-90, Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers, Choppers face off foes

Defending champion FR Spoilers and team Choppers will take on separate foes Sunday in the resumption of the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Aqua Smooth beats Meda, 65-61

Team Aqua Smooth did not let go of their defensive prowess as they were able to escape a 65-61 victory over Meda, Thursday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Money vs. Kryptonite for WNBL title

Team Money earns a spot in the finals after beating Peched Reds, 73-55 Thursday night in the ongoing 2012 IP&E Women’s National Basketball League played at the Palau National gym.
By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers, WU down rivals

Defending champion FR Spoilers and Western Union continue their winning ways after beating separate rivals, Sunday in the ongoing 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Kryptonite takes first finals seat in WNBL

Team Kryptonite marked their appearance in the finals after beating Belias Underdawgs, 94-41, Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 IP&E Women’s National Basketball League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers, WU meet rivals in FBL Sunday

Defending champion FR Spoilers and Western Union tries to continue their winning run as they face separate rivals, Sunday in the resumption of the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Melengoes, Meda nail win in IP&E NBL

Teams Melengoes and Meda secured separate victories Friday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Bulls, Cardinals beat foes in FBL

Contenders Ilocandia Bulls and Hanpa Cardinals open their second round campaign on a high note beating separate foes, Sunday in the ongoing 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Palau 17 and under squad thanks supporters

The Palau 17 and Under squad together with the Palau Basketball Federation extends its heartfelt appreciation to all those who supported the team during their stint in the recently concluded 17 and Under Western Division of the Micronesia Youth Basketball Tournament held in CNMI. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Fourth quarter stand lead Peched Raw win in IP&E NBL

After a sloppy start, defending champion Peched Raw managed to climb back using a fourth quarter rally to beat a tough Meda squad, 77-58 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Kryptonite, Belias score win in WNBL

Team Kryptonite and Belias Underdawgs send a strong signal to contenders going into the playoff round after beating separate foes in the ongoing 2012 IP&E Women’s National Basketball League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Four games usher start of FBL 2nd round

Four games will be featured this Sunday that will signal the start of the second round of the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

4x4 Wheelers on a winning roll in IP&E NBL

Team 4x4 Wheelers continue their winning streak this time at the expense of Meda, 84-72 Thursday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Reds take down Belias in WNBL

Tournament darkhorse Peched Reds nailed its fifth straight victory after beating Belias Underdawgs, 62-48 in the ongoing 2012 IP&E Women’s National Basketball League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Mercury Optimax scores upset over Peched Raw in IP&E NBL

Team Mercury Optimax kept their composure till the end as they managed to score an upset against defending champion Peched Raw, 107-100 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Kryptonite scores back to back wins in WNBL

Contender team Kryptonite scored a double whammy after beating separate rivals in the ongoing 2012 IP&E Women’s National Basketball League played at the Palau National gym.
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Palau settles for silver in MYBT 17 and Under

Team Palau showed perseverance as they settled for the silver in the men’s division of the recently concluded 17 and Under Western Division of the Micronesia Youth Basketball Tournament held in CNMI. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Nationals meet Mercury Optimax in IP&E NBL

Fresh from their stint in the 17 and Under Western Division of the Micronesia Youth Basketball Tournament held in CNMI, the Nationals 17 and Under squad is set to see action right away facing Mercury Optimax in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WNBL resumes tonight

Women’s basketball action resume tonight with team Kryptonite taking on Peched Reds in the ongoing 2012 IP&E Women’s National Basketball League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Rangers top Surangel and Sons, 91-90 in OT

MJ Rangers showed determination as they needed an extra period to fend off a tough Surangel and Sons team, 91-90 Sunday in the ongoing 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Palau assured of semis seat in MYBT 17 and Under

Despite losing to powerhouse Guam, team Palau secured a spot in the semifinals of the men’s division in the ongoing 17 and Under Western Division of the Micronesia Youth Basketball Tournament held in CNMI. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Melengoes, Spoilers take down rivals in IP&E NBL

Team Melengoes and FR Spoilers showed might as they went on to beat respective rivals in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Team Money score 6th win in WNBL

Team Money displayed its defense and offensive prowess as they bested Odesangel Islanders, 72-51 to score their sixth win in the ongoing 2012 IP&E Women’s National Basketball League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Four games set to end FBL 1st round

Four games will be featured this Sunday that will mark the end of the first round of the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Raw, 4x4 Wheelers beat foes in IP&E NBL

Defending champion Peched Raw and 4x4 Wheelers muscled their way as they continued their winning ways, Friday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Reds nip 4th win in WNBL

Team Peched Reds scored their fourth straight victory beating Odesangel Islanders, 72-46 in the ongoing 2012 IP&E Women’s National Basketball League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers, Bulls score win in FBL

Defending champion FR Spoilers and Ilocandia Bulls improved their standings going into the second round after beating separate rivals, Sunday in the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

4x4 Wheelers, Islanders score win in IP&E NBL

Contenders 4x4 Wheelers and Islanders continued their winning ways after beating separate rivals, Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Kyrptonite beats Belias, 54-42 in WNBL

Tournament darkhorse team Kryptonite displayed its all around game as they bested Belias Underdawgs, 54-42 in the ongoing 2012 IP&E Women’s National Basketball League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Team Palau leaves for MYBT 17 and Under

Team Palau is set to leave on May 19 in time for the opening ceremony of the men’s and women’s 17 and Under Western Division of the Micronesia Youth Basketball Tournament which will be held in CNMI. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers, WU meet separate foes

Defending champion FR Spoilers and Western Union take on separate paths when they face their respective foes Sunday in the resumption of the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Raw closes 1st round with a clean slate

Defending champion Peched Raw closed its first round campaign in style as they went on to beat 4x4 Wheelers, 94-92 Thursday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Toribiong, Etpison Cup, TFCP supports team Palau to MYBT 17 and Under

President Johnson Toribiong, Etpison Cup and The Filipino Community in Palau (TFCP) showed their support to Team Palau which will see action in the upcoming men’s and women’s 17 and Under Western Division of the Micronesia Youth Basketball Tournament which will be held in CNMI from May 21 to 26. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WNBL kicks off with 2nd round

Women’s basketball action resumes tonight with the second round of the 2012 IP&E Women’s National Basketball League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Meda, Rainmakers shine in Etpison Cup 3-on-3 cagefest

Teams Meda and Rainmakers shared the spotlight as they won their respective divisions in the just concluded Etpison Cup 3-on-3 basketball tournament played at the parking lot of the Drop Off Bar and Grill. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Surangel and Sons humble Ilocandia Bulls, 109-100

Despite the confusion on the schedules, Surangel and Sons showed determination in the crucial minutes of the game as they humbled the Ilocandia Bulls, 109-100 Sunday in the ongoing 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League resumes at the Palau National gym.
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Money, Peched Reds nail win in WNBL

Title-contender team Money and Peched Reds closed down their first round run in style after beating separate rivals in the ongoing 2012 IP&E Women’s National Basketball League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Raw, Kabong beat foes in IP&E NBL

Defending champion Peched Raw and team Kabong continued their winning ways after besting separate foes, Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

FBL resumes Sunday with four games

Four games will be featured this Sunday as the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League resumes at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Etpison Cup 3-on-3 cagefest set

Teams will vie for top honors when the Etpison Cup 3-on-3 basketball tournament tips off this weekend at the parking lot of the Drop Off Bar and Grill. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Kabong, Meda, score win in IP&E NBL

Tournament darkhorse team Kabong and Meda improved their standings going into the second round after beating respective rivals, Friday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Kryptonite downs Islanders, 81-24

Contender team Kryptonite combined offense and defense as they drubbed the Islanders, 81-24 Thursday night in the ongoing 2012 IP&E Women’s National Basketball League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Schedule set for Etpison Cup 3-on-3 cagefest

The schedule for the coming Etpison Cup 3-on-3 basketball tournament has been set for this weekend at the parking lot of the Drop Off Bar and Grill. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Raw stays unbeaten in IP&E NBL

Defending champion Peched Raw keeps its clean slate after scoring their seventh win at the expense of team Meda, 92-74 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Team Money scores third win in WNBL

Team Money showed its defensive prowess as they pass by Smooth Riders, 71-52 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 IP&E Women’s National Basketball League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Team Palau set for MYBT 17 and Under

Team Palau is all set for the upcoming men’s and women’s 17 and Under Western Division of the Micronesia Youth Basketball Tournament which will be held in CNMI from May 21 to 26.
By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

4x4 Wheelers nail 6th win in IP&E NBL

Amateur Basketball League runner up 4x4 Wheelers has gone havoc as they scored their sixth straight victory in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Team Money downs Islanders in WNBL

Team Money meant business as they thrashed out the Islanders, 81-28, Thursday night in the ongoing 2012 IP&E Women’s National Basketball League played at the Palau National gym.
By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

WU escapes Hanpa Cardinals, 85-82

Last season’s runner up Western Union nailed its fifth win as they managed to escaped the Hanpa Cardinals, 85-82 Sunday in the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Four divisions in Etpison Cup 3-on-3 cagefest

Four divisions will be featured in the upcoming Etpison Cup 3-on-3 basketball tournament on May 12 to 13 at the parking lot of the Drop Off Bar and Restaurant. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Peched Raw, Spoilers score win in IP&E NBL

Defending champion Peched Raw and FR Spoilers improved their respective standings after beating respective rivals, Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Team Kryptonite drubs Smooth Riders in WNBL

Contender team Kryptonite showed might as they drubbed Smooth Riders, 61-17 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 IP&E Women’s National Basketball League played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers, WU take on rivals in FBL Sunday

Defending champion FR Spoilers and Western Union take on separate ways as they face their respective opponents, Sunday in the resumption of the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

4x4 Wheelers nails 4th win in IP&E NBL

Contender 4x4 Wheelers nailed its 4th straight victory at the expense of the Nationals 17 and Under team, 92-90 in over time Friday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Team Choppers shock Rangers, 84-83 in OT

Team Choppers has evolved into a tough contender as they scored another upset this time beating the MJ Rangers, 84-83 in over time, Sunday in the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

4x4 Wheelers beat Spoilers in IP&E NBL

Team 4x4 Wheelers displayed character and poise as they went on to beat a tough FR Spoilers, 89-75, Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Team A drubs team B in Girl’s 17 and under All Star

Team A of the Girl’s 17 and Under dismantled team B, 65-38 in their All Star match held Wednesday night at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Spoilers, Choppers meet rivals in FBL Sunday

Defending champions FR Spoilers and team Choppers will try to score separate victories when they collide against rivals, Sunday in the resumption of the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)more

Ngebard wins Girl’s 17 and under title

Team Ngebard stole the limelight as they won the championship crown, Friday night in the 2012 Girl’s 17 and under basketball league at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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4x4 Wheelers top Meda, 74-68 in NBL

Team 4x4 Wheelers scored its second win at the expense of Meda, 74-68 in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Spoilers fend off WU as Choppers score upset

Defending champions FR Spoilers showed its supremacy as they defeated Western Union, 92-88 Sunday in the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym.   By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Peched Raw nails 2nd win in NBL

Defending champions Ngerbeched “Peched” Raw remains on course for their title retention bid after scoring their second straight victory at the expense of Mercury Optimax, 92-71 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Peched Raw gets NBL traveling trophy

Three is a charm.
Team Ngerbeched “Peched” Raw last Saturday was awarded the traveling trophy for winning three championship titles in the IP&E National Basketball League.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Diluches meet Ngebard for Girl’s 17 and under title

Team Diluches and Ngebard has set the stage as they meet tonight for the championship title for the 2012 Girl’s 17 and under basketball league at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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PBF finalizing line up for MYBT 17 and Under

The Palau Basketball Federation (PBF) is finalizing the roster for team Palau that will compete in the men’s 17 and Under Western Division of the Micronesia Youth Basketball Tournament which will be held in CNMI from May 21 to 26.   By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Spoilers, WU face off in FBL Sunday

Defending champions FR Spoilers will get its acid test when they collide with runner up Western Union on Sunday in the resumption of the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Kabong scores win in NBL

Team Kabong showed composure as they went to beat 4x4 Wheelers, 80-71 Friday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Choppers, Bulls score win

Team Choppers and Ilocandia Bulls pulled contrasting victories against separate rivals, Sunday in the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Mercury Optimax nails 2nd win in IP&E NBL

Contender Mercury Optimax secured its second straight victory at the expense of Melengoes, 85-80 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Diluches, Ngebard score win in Girl’s 17 and under cagefest

Team Diluches and Ngebard showed they are the teams to watch out for as they scored separate victories over their rivals, Wednesday night, to start the 2012 Girl’s 17 and under basketball league at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Four games set for FBL Sunday

Four games will usher the Easter Sunday celebration when the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League and Master’s League resumes at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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D’Originals, Spoilers beat foes in FBL

Team D’Originals and FR Spoilers showed dominance as they nailed separate victories over their foes in the ongoing 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League and Master’s League, Sunday at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Shell IP&E NBL tips off April 2

Hard court action resumes Monday when the 2012 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) tips off at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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WU meets Jaguar as D’Originals face 9-Ball squad


Western Union will try to nip its third straight win as when they face the Jaguars while D’Originals will have their hands full when they meet the 9-Ball team on Sunday in the resumption of the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League and Master’s League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Bulls nip Rangers in OT as WU nails 2nd win

Displaying composure in the dying seconds of the game, the rampaging Ilocandia Bulls won over a tough MJ Rangers, 80-75 in overtime as runner-up Western Union bested Surangel and Sons for their second win in the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym.   By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Technical meeting for Shell IP&E NBL set

Team coaches, representatives and managers will have their technical meeting on March 28, 11:30 a.m. for the 2012 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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WU, Rangers meet foes in FBL Sunday

Runner-up Western Union and MJ Rangers tries to improve their standings when they face separate foes, Sunday in the resumption of the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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FR Spoilers win IP&E ABL crown

Team FR Spoilers showed their defensive skills in the crucial minutes of the game to fend off a tough 4x4 Wheelers, 87-77 Friday night to win the 2012 IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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2012 Shell IP&E NBL set to start on April 2

A total of 10 teams are set to vie for top honors when the 2012 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) tips off on April 2 at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times)

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Choppers, Spoilers score win in FBL

Team Choppers and FR Spoilers nailed contrasting victories Sunday after beating respective rivals in the resumption of the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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4x4 Wheelers level c’ship series

Team 4x4 Wheelers showed composure in the dying minutes of the game to beat FR Spoilers, 79-75 in Game Two of their best of three championship series, Wednesday night in the 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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FR Spoilers debut in Master’s League

Team FR Spoilers will make its debut on Sunday in the Master’s League when they face team 9-Ball at the Palau National gym.   By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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4x4 Wheelers enter ABL finals

Team 4x4 Wheelers barged their way into the finals after scoring a come from behind victory over Aqua Smooth, 76-71 Friday night in Game Two of their best of three semifinals series in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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SDA Kings win EACS Boy’s league

As expected, the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Kings displayed their might as they defeated Koror Elementary School (KES) team A, 79-40 to win the EACS Central Schools Boy’s basketball league played at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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D’Originals, Surangel and Sons score win

Team D’Originals and Surangel and Sons showed poise as they scored separate victories over their rivals in the ongoing 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League and Master’s League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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ABL semifinals: 4x4 Wheelers secure Game One

Team 4x4 Wheelers displayed patience as they were able to beat Aqua Smooth, 68-58 Wednesday night to take Game One of their best of three semifinals series in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Choppers, Ocean View meet rivals in 2012 FBL

Team Choppers and Master’s League champion Ocean View/PCGM debut taking on separate rivals, Sunday in the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League and Master’s League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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MSS takes third place honors in EACS Boy’s league

Despite missing the spot in the championship game, Maris Stella School (MSS) settled for third place honors after besting Koror Elementary School team B, 55-16 Wednesday afternoon in the EACS Central Schools Boy’s basketball league played at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Kabong enters ABL semis

Team Kabong barged its way into the semifinal round after beating Ngerkesoaol, 76-68 last week in the ongoing playoffs of the 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Spoilers, WU open FBL 2012 with win

Defending champion FR Spoilers and Western Union got off to a right start after beating separate rivals, Sunday to signal the start of the 2012 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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SDA Kings takes top spot in EACS Boy’s league

Contender Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Kings closed their elimination round assignment after beating Koror Elementary School team A, 49-27 to take the top spot going into the semifinal round of the EACS Central Schools Boy’s basketball league played at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Ngeremlengui wins EACS Babeldaob Boy’s league

Team Ngeremlengui Elementary School showed might as they took the EACS Babeldaob Schools Boy’s basketball league, Saturday at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Spoilers, 4x4 Wheelers joins elite 8 in ABL playoffs

Team Spoilers and 4x4 Wheelers enter the Elite 8 after beating separate opponents in the Sweet 16 in the ongoing playoffs of the 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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SDA Kings beat MSS to remain clean in EACS Boy’s league

Contender Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Kings continues its winning streak after beating Maris Stella School, 68-20 Tuesday in the ongoing EACS Central Schools Boy’s basketball league played at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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2012 FBL, Master League open Sunday at PNG

A total of nine teams will see action the regular season of the Filipino Basketball League while four teams will vie for top spot in the Master’s League which will have its opening rites on Sunday at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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ABL playoffs: Kabong, Cardinals enter Sweet 16

Team Kabong and Cardinals barged their way into the Sweet 16 after beating respective rivals in the ongoing playoffs of the 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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SDA Kings show supremacy in EACS Boy’s league

Contender Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Kings continue to show their supremacy as they remain unbeaten in the ongoing EACS Central Schools Boy’s basketball league.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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ABL playoffs: Surangel Kings down Ngerkesoaol, 74-64

Surangel Kings bested Ngerkesoal, 74-64 to win their best of three playoff series, Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Back-to-back wins for SDA Kings in EACS Boy’s league

Contender Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Kings started its campaign on a high note as they scored back-to-back victories in the EACS Central Schools Boy’s basketball league at the SDA gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Time News)

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ABL playoffs: Breakers close series as Rivals stay alive

Team Breakers advanced to the next round while Ngermid Rivals managed to stretch their series after beating separate opponents in the ongoing playoff round of the 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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GBH Smuuch wins EACS Girls league

George B. Harris Elementary School (GBH) Smuuch displayed pressure defense and teamwork as they went on to beat Meyuns Elementary School (MES) Demul Fines, 59-51 to win the EACS Central Schools Girls basketball league, Wednesday at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Kabong, Ranchers score win ABL playoffs

Team Kabong and Ranchers got the upper hand after besting separate rivals in the playoff round of the 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Breakers, Bullets score win going into playoffs

Team Breakers and Dngeronger Bullets scored separate victories to boost their campaign going into the playoffs of the 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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MES gains finals berth in EACS Girls league

Contender Meyuns Elementary School (MES) Demul Fines gained the first finals spot after beating Koror Elementary School (KES) Stars, 35-32 in the ongoing EACS Central Schools Girls basketball league.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Ikelauans, Red Storm route foes in IP&E ABL

Team Ikelauans and Mesang Red Storm both scored come from behind victories after routing separate rivals, Wednesday night, in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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MES takes top seed in EACS Girls league

Despite absorbing their first setback, contender Meyuns Elementary School (MES) still holds the tops spot in the team standings of the EACS Central Schools Girls basketball league.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Kabong, Stingers nail win IP&E ABL

Team Kabong and Stingers showed determination pays off as they fend off separate opponents in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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MES, GBH continue winning ways in EACS Girls league

Meyuns Elementary School (MES) and George B. Harris Elementary School continued its winning ways after beating respective foes in the ongoing EACS Central Schools Girls basketball league at the Palau National gym.   By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Rivals, Airwaves win in IP&E ABL

Team Ngermid Rivals and Airwaves managed grace under pressure as they bested separate opponents in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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MES, SDA nail win in EACS Girls league

Meyuns Elementary School (MES) and Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Queens opened their respective campaigns on a high note after beating separate rivals at the start of the EACS Central Schools Girls basketball league at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Breakers, Spoilers down foes in IP&E ABL

Team Breakers and FR Spoilers managed to hang in the crucial moments as they managed to beat separate foes, Friday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Stingers, Surangel Kings score win in IP&E ABL

Team Stingers and Surangel Kings nailed respective victories after beating separate opponents Wednesday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Ididers, PPR Shark Attack turn back rivals in IP&E ABL

Team Ididers and Palau Pacific Resort (PPR) Shark Attack scored contrasting victories against separate foes, Friday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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KSYC supports seven teams in IP&E ABL

The Koror State Youth Council (KSYC) has thrown its support to seven teams which are currently seeing action in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Rivals, PPR Shark Attack route foes in IP&E ABL

Team Ngermid Rivals and Palau Pacific Resort (PPR) Shark Attack shared the limelight, Wednesday night, after beating separate foes in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Registration still on for ECS Central Schools Girls league

Registration is still ongoing for the ECS Central Schools Girls basketball league which will be played at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L.Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Ranchers beat Kabong, 68-65 in IP&E ABL

Team Ranchers showed a solid second half performance as orchestrated a come from behind victory over team Kabong, 68-65 Friday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Spoilers win FBL title

A new ear in Filipino basketball has began as the Spoilers managed to bring back its glory days after beating Western Union, 117-93, Sunday to win the coveted crown of the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Registration on for ECS Central Schools Girls league

Registration is now on for the ECS Central Schools Girls basketball league which will be played at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Rivals, Aqua Smooth beat foes in IP&E ABL

Team Rivals and Aqua Smooth relied on their offensive prowess to halt separate foes, Wednesday night, in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Spoilers gun for sweep in FBL finals

After taking a 1-0 lead in their best of three championship series, team Spoilers aim to wrap up things as they meet anew defending champion Western Union in Game Two of their series, Sunday in the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Nationals, Ngerkesoaol score win in IP&E ABL

Team Nationals and Ngerkesoaol showed grace under pressure as they nailed separate victories Friday night in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Spoilers take Game One of FBL finals

With the aim to bring back their glorious days, team Spoilers beat the defending champion Western Union, 105-68 to take Game One of their best of three championship series for the Filipino Basketball League (FBL), Sunday at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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IP&E ABL: Rivals, Red Storm beat opponents

Team Ngermid Rivals and Mesang Red Storm maintained their pace as they outrun their respective opponents in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Game One of FBL finals set

Defending champion Western Union stakes its title as they face the Spoilers at the start of their best of three championship series for the Filipino Basketball League (FBL), Sunday at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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IP&E ABL: Stingers, Airwaves beat opponents

Team Stingers and Airwaves showed composure as they went all the way to beat respective opponents in the ongoing 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Three games to usher IP&E ABL resumption

Three games will be featured tonight in the resumption of the 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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FBL finals set on Jan. 8

Defending champion Western Union and come backing team Spoliers will have a long time to prepare as the best of three championship series for the Filipino Basketball League (FBL) is set to start on January 8 at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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2012 IP&E ABL: Stingers, Kabong score win

Team Stingers and Kabong secured their initial victories after beating respective rivals in the 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times New)

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2012 IP&E ABL formally opens

Three games will be featured tonight which signals the start of the 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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PMA A wins ISL Boys Senior title


Proving size and speed does not matter, Palau Mission Academy (PMA) A Warrior went on to beat Palau High School (PHS) Spiders, 72-61 to win the championship crown of the  2011 Inter-School League (ISL) senior varsity boy’s basketball league title at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Ocean View/PCGM wins Master’s title

Newcomer Ocean View/PCGM showed grace under pressure when they dethroned team Originals, 84-83 to win the coveted championship, Sunday in Game Three of the best of three championship series of the Master’s Basketball League last December 11 at the Palau High School gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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WU enters FBL finals


Defending champion Western Union showed a lot of heart as they defeated a tough Mam’l Divers Rangers, 84-54 last December 11 to make it to the championship of the 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Mason’s Hardware wins 2011 Rudimch Government, Business League Season finals

Business division champion Mason’s Hardware showed a heart of a champion as they defeated Government division champion Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel, 84-72 to wrap up their best of three finals series for the Season finals of the 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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PMA A scores second win in ISL Boys Senior hoopfest

Palau Mission Academy (PMA) team A nailed its second straight victory at the expense of Mindszenty High School (MHS) Cardinals, 83-44 in the ongoing 2011 Inter-School League (ISL) senior varsity boy’s basketball league played at the MHS gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Deadline for IP&E ABL season set today

Today marks the last day of registration for interested teams for the 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Spoilers, Rangers try to wrap up series

Team Spoilers and Mam’l Divers Rangers will try to wrap up their series and seek a spot in the finals when they take on separate rivals, Sunday in the Final Four of the 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Originals gun for sweep against Ocean View/PCGM in Master’s bball finals

After taking Game One if the finals, defending champion team Originals gun for a sweep when they face Ocean View/PCGM in Game Two of their best of three championship series of the Master’s Basketball League, Sunday at the Palau High School gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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2011 Rudimch Government/Business League: Mason’s Hardware takes Game One

Business division champion Mason’s Hardware showed guts as they beat Government division champion Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel, 93-76 in Game One of their best of three finals series for the Season finals of the 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Six teams in ISL Boys varsity hoopfest

A total of six teams will vie for top honors when the 2011 Inter-School League (ISL) senior varsity boys basketball league gets going.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Originals escape with an 83-82 win over Ocean View/PCGM

Defending champion team Originals escaped a narrow road as they managed to beat Ocean View/PCGM, 83-82 in Game One of their best of three championship series of the Master’s Basketball League, Sunday at the Palau High School gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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2011 Rudimch Government/Business League: MOF Omsangel secures finals berth

Government division champions Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel secured a spot in the championship after besting Fish and Fins Hunters, 63-50 in the semifinal round of the Season finals of the 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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EHS A Squires secure semis seat in ISL Boys Jr. varsity hoopfest

Emmaus High School (EHS) A Squires barged their way into the semifinals after beating Belau Modekngei School, 69-37 in the ongoing 2011 Inter-School League (ISL) Junior boys basketball league.   By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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WU, Spoilers earn Final Four spot

Defending champion Western Union and team Spoilers earned a spot in the semifinals after besting respective foes, Sunday in the 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Originals to meet Ocean View/PCGM in Master’s bball finals

Team Originals gets a chance to defend its crown when they meet Ocean View/PCGM in the finals of the Master’s Basketball League at the Palau High School gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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2011 Rudimch Government/Business League: MOF Omsangel leads teams in semifinal round

Government division champions Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel lead three other teams to the semifinal round of the Season finals of the 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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PHS Spiders keep clean slate in ISL Boys Jr. varsity hoopfest

Palau High School (PHS) Spiders kept its clean record in the team standings after beating Emmaus High School (EHS) A Squires, 61-53 Wednesday afternoon in the 2011 Inter-School League (ISL) Junior boys basketball league.   By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Registration ongoing for IP&E ABL season

Registration is still ongoing for the 2012 season of the IP&E Amateur Basketball League which is set to tip off on December 5 at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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WU, Spoilers gun for finals’ ticket

Defending champion Western Union and team Spoilers aims for a spot in the finals when they take on separate rivals, Sunday in the knock out quarterfinal round of the 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Final Four meet in Master’s bball

Top four teams will collide on Sunday with a ticket to the championship as the prize ticket when the Master’s Basketball League heads on to the Final Four at the Palau High School gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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2011 Rudimch Government/Business League: MOF Omsangel, Mason’s Hardware win division crown

Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel and Mason’s Hardware won their respective division crowns after beating rivals in the finals of the 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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PHS Spiders stays unbeaten in ISL Boys Jr. varsity hoopfest

Following the footsteps of their lady counterparts, Palau High School (PHS) Spiders remains unbeaten in the ongoing 2011 Inter-School League (ISL) Junior boys basketball league.   By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Rangers, Choppers advance to quarter finals

Contenders Mam’l Divers Rangers and Aloha Maid Choppers secured a spot in the quarter finals after beating respective rivals, Sunday in the 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Ocean View/PCGM, PPR All Stud moves to Final Four in Master’s bball

Contender Ocean View/PCGM and Palau Pacific Resort (PPR) All Stud earns a ticket to the Final Four after besting separate rivals, Sunday in the knockout game of the Master’s Basketball League at the Palau High School gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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2011 Rudimch Government/Business League: MOF Omsangel, Mason’s Hardware takes Game 1

Contender Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel and Mason’s Hardware took an early advantage as they defeated respective rivals in Game One of their best-of-three championship series in the 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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PHS Black Widow wins ISL Girl’s varsity hoopfest

Showing their skills in fundamental basketball and aggressive defense, Palau High School Black Widow added another trophy to their collection as they routed Bethania High School (BHS) Stellars, 79-52 to win the championship crown in the 2011 Inter-School League girl’s basketball league at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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WU, Bulls beat foes

Defending champion Western Union and the Ilocandia Bulls improved their slots going into the quarterfinals after beating respective foes Sunday in the 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Originals turn back Ocean View/PCGM in Master’s bball

Defending champion team Originals took over the top spot in the team standings after repulsing OceanView/PCGM, 80-76 Sunday in the Master’s Basketball League at the Palau High School gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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2011 Rudimch Government/Business League:MOF Omsangel takes on MPIIC while Mason’s Hardware battles Neco

Contender Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel takes on MPIIC for the coveted crown in the Government Division of the 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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PHS takes on BHS for ISL Girl’s varsity hoopfest

Beating their respective opponents convincingly, Palau High School (PHS) Black Widow and Bethania High School (BHS) Stellars are set to meet for the championship crown today for the 2011 Inter-School League girl’s basketball league at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Choppers face Bulls in FBL Sunday

Tournament darkhorse Aloha Maid Choppers aims to solidify their bid into the quarterfinals when they take on the Ilocandia Bulls on Sunday in the resumption of the 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Originals take on Ocean View/PCGM in Master’s bball

It will be a clash of the Titans as the top two teams namely defending champion team Originals and Ocean View/PCGM are set on a collision course on Sunday in the Master’s Basketball League at the Palau High School gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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2011 Rudimch Government/Business League: PNOC/PBRA moves to Final Four

In a surprise turn of events, PNOC/PBRA Mercury Optimax found themselves in the Final Four after beating Ministry of Education (MOE) I Spiders, 59-56 Friday night in the ongoing 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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BHS Stellars scores double whammy in ISL Girl’s varsity hoopfest

After failing in three successive tries, Bethania High School (BHS) Stellars managed barged their way into the winning column with a back-to-back victory in the ongoing 2011 Inter-School League girl’s basketball league.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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WU halts Cardinals, 92-91

Defending champion Western Union managed to escape a possible upset after routing a determined Hanpa Cardinals, 92-91 Sunday in the 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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2011 Rudimch Government/Business League: MOE I score back to back wins

Not to be underestimated, Ministry of Education (MOE) I Spiders scored back to back victories to surged into the second spot of the team standings of the 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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PHS Black Widow, MHS score win in ISL Girl’s varsity hoopfest

Palau High School (PHS) Black Widow and Mindszenty High School Lady Cardinals scored contrasting victories against respective opponents in the ongoing 2011 Inter-School League girl’s basketball league played in separate venues.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Choppers meet Surangel and Sons in FBL Sunday

Darkhorse Aloha Maid Choppers will try to snap its back-to-back losing streak when they meet Surangel and Sons on Sunday in the resumption of the 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Originals, Ocean View/PCGM continues winning ways

Defending champion team Originals and Ocean View/PCGM continued its winning ways after beating respective rivals last weekend in the ongoing Master’s Basketball League at the Palau High School gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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2011 Rudimch Government/Business League: SDA Crusaders, MPIIC beat foes

Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Crusaders and MPIIC improves their chances going into the playoffs after beating respective rivals in the ongoing 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Spoilers halt WU, 100-93

A new era is on the horizon as team Spoilers foiled Western Union, 100-93 Sunday in the ongoing 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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2011 Rudimch Government/Business League: MOF Omsangel, KSG score wins

Government division leader Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel showed class as they drubbed a helpless Ministry of Education (MOE) II, 108-66 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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PHS, PMA A nail win in ISL Girl’s varsity hoopfest

Palau High School (PHS) Lady Spiders and Palau Mission Academy (PMA) team A opened their respective campaigns on a high note after beating respective opponents at the start of the 2011 Inter-School League girl’s basketball league played in separate venues.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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WU meets Spoilers in FBL Sunday

Dynasty or new reign.
These questions will be answered on Sunday as the defending champion Western Union takes on the highly-financed team Spoilers in the resumption of the 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Originals, Ocean View/PCGM take on separate foes

Defending champion team Originals and Ocean View/PCGM tries to keep their respective winning streaks when they collide with respective rivals, Sunday in the resumption of the second round of eliminations of the Master’s Basketball League at the Palau High School gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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2011 Rudimch Government/Business League: Spoilers keep winning streak

Contender team Spoilers continue winning streak as they bested Sam’s Sharks, 82-69 in the ongoing 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Slasher, Surangel and Sons beat rivals

Team Slashers and Surangel and Sons showed life as they went on to beat respective rivals, Sunday in the ongoing 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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2011 Rudimch Government/Business League: MOF Omsangel, Spoilers keep unblemished record

Title contenders Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel and team Spoilers continue to keep their clean slate after besting separate foes in the ongoing 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Four games set for FBL Sunday

Four games will be featured on Sunday in the resumption of the 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Originals, Ocean View/PCGM take on separate foes

Defending champion team Originals and Ocean View/PCGM aims to stay on top of the team standings as they collide with respective rivals, Sunday in the resumption of the second round of eliminations of the Master’s Basketball League at the Palau High School gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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MOF Omsangel stays unbeaten in 2011 Rudimch Government/Business League

Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel remains unbeaten after scoring their seventh straight victory at the expense of Justice League, 108-97 Friday night in the ongoing 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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WU, Spoilers race to the top

Defending champion Western Union and team Spoilers are jacking for position for the top spot in the team standings after beating separate foes, Sunday in the ongoing 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Originals, Ocean View/PCGM beat rivals

Defending champion team Originals and Ocean View/PCGM continued their winning runs after besting respective rivals, Sunday in the ongoing second round of eliminations of the Master’s Basketball League at the Palau High School gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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KSG, Neco downs rivals in 2011 Rudimch Government/Business League

Teams Koror State Government (KSG) and Neco scored separate victories after beating rivals, Wednesday night in the ongoing 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Four games set as FBL resumes Sunday

Four games will be featured Sunday in the resumption of the 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Originals meet Panahon Ko I2 in Master’s cagefest

Defending champion team Originals gun for its 7th win when they play Panahon Ko I2 on Sunday as the second round of eliminations continue in the Master’s Basketball League at the Palau High School gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Rudimch Government/Business League: Mason’s Hardware beats SDA Crusaders, 93-78

Mason’s Hardware adds more misery after beating the SDA Crusaders, 93-78, last September 29 in the ongoing 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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ECC Eagles, Panahon Ko I2 beat rivals

ECC Eagles and Panahon Ko I2 continued their winning run after beating respective rivals, Sunday in the ongoing elimination round of the Master’s Basketball League at the Palau High School gym. by Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Rudimch Government/Business League: Spoilers, MOF Omsangel stays unbeaten

Business Division leader team Spoilers and Government Division leader Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel kept their clean records after beating respective rivals in the ongoing 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Cops beat PPUC in Rudimch Government/Business League

Government Division dark horse Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Cops scored its fourth victory at the expense of PPUC Kamik, 72-66 in the 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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WU downs Bulls as Jaguar snap losing skid

Defending champion Western Union continued its winning ways after beating the Ilocandia Bulls while the Jaguars snap a four-game losing streak with a win against the PNQ Rams, last September 25 in the 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Rudimch Government/Business League: MOF Omsangel nails 4th win as Dollar 99 scores 1st

Government Division contender Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel and Dollar 99 nailed contrasting victories against respective opponents Wednesday night in the ongoing 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L.
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WU, Rangers try to keep winning run

Defending champion Western Union and Mam’l Divers Rangers will try to keep its winning forms as they face separate rivals, Sunday in the resumption of the 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (island Times News)

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Three games set in Master’s cagefest

Three games will be featured this Sunday in the resumption of the Master’s Basketball League at the Palau High School gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Cops get 2nd win in Rudimch Government/Business League

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Cops scored their second win in three outings at the expense of PNOC/PBRA Mercury Optimax, 86-68 Friday night in the ongoing 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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WU, Spoilers beat separate foes

Defending champion Western Union and team Spoilers showed their winning forms as they defeated separate foes, Sunday in the ongoing 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL), Sunday at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Panahon Ko I2 stuns PPR All Stud, 85-81

Newcomer team Panahon Ko I2 ended their first round campaign as they stunned a highly financed Palau Pacific Resort (PPR) All Stud, 85-81 Sunday in the ongoing Master’s Basketball League at the Palau High School gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Rudimch Government/Business League: MOF Omsangel claims 3rd win

Government division contender Ministry of Finance (MOF) Omsangel meant business as they nailed their third straight victory at the expense of Koror State Government (KSG), 85-82 Wednesday night in the ongoing 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Choppers take on Spoilers as WU tests the Slashers

Darkhorse Aloha Maid Choppers will try its luck when they take on the Spoilers while defending champion Western Union tries to keep its hold of the top spot when they test the Slashers in the resumption of the 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL), Sunday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Three games set for Master’s cagefest

Three games will usher the resumption of the second conference of the Master’s Basketball League, Sunday at the Palau High School gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Mason’s Hardware scores 2nd win in Rudimch Government/Business League

Mason’s Hardware nailed their second win at the expense of PPR Shark Attack, 92-82 last Sept. 8 in the ongoing 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Surangel and Sons, Guardians beat foes

Surangel and Sons and team Guardians found their winning forms as they defeated separate foes Sunday in the ongoing 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Three way traffic in team standings in Master’s cagefest

It’s a three way traffic in the team standings after defending champion team Originals, Contenders Ocean View/PCGM and PPR All Stud won their respective assignments, Sunday in the ongoing second conference of the Master’s Basketball League at the Palau High School gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Rudimch Government/Business League: Mason’s Hardware, MOE I nails opening win

Mason’s Hardware and Ministry of Education (MOE) I started their bid on a winning note after beating separate rivals that signaled the start of the 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Four games set for FBL Sunday

Four games will usher the resumption of the 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Ocean View/PCGM, Originals score win Master’s cagefest

Contenders Ocean View/PCGM and team Originals continued their winning ways after beating separate rivals last Sunday in the ongoing second conference of the Master’s Basketball League at the Palau High School gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Choppers, Spolier beat separate rivals

Tournament darkhorse Aloha Maid Choppers and team Spoilers improved their respective records after beating separate rivals, Sunday Sept. 4 in the ongoing 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Rudimch Enterprise GBL opens today

Basketball action tips off today, Sept. 6, when the 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League opens at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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10 teams signify entry in 2011 Rudimch Enterprise GBL

Ten teams have already paid their registration fees, signifying their intention to see action in the much awaited 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League which will be played at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Choppers, Spolier meet rivals in FBL Sunday

Tournament darkhorse Aloha Maid Choppers and team Spoilers tries to improve their respective records as they take on separate rivals, Sunday in the ongoing 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL), Sunday at the Palau National gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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Three games set for Master’s cagefest

Three games will be featured Sunday in the resumption of the second conference of the Master’s Basketball League at the Palau High School gym. By  Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)

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WU bounces back beats Surangel and Sons, 100-94

After suffering a setback last weekend, defending champion Western Union bounced back to beat Surangel and Sons, 100-94, Sunday August 28 in the ongoing 2011 Filipino Basketball League (FBL), Sunday at the Palau National gym.

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2011 Rudimch Enterprise GBL opens on Sept. 6

A total of 20 teams from both government and business agencies are set to vie for top honors when the 2011 season of the Rudimch Enterprise Government/Business League tips off on September 6 at the Palau National gym.

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Peched claims 2011 IP&E shell NBL title

Team Peched foiled the Islanders title retention bid carving out an 83-78 victory last August 24 to claim the championship crown of the 2011 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) at the Palau National gym.

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Ongos wins KSHL 16 Under All Star Game

After taking the lead at the end of the first half, team Ongos All Stars went all the way to beat Ngebard All Stars, 83-74 in the Koror State Hamlet League (KSHL) 16 and Under All Star Game, last August 12 at the Palau National gym.

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2011 IP&E Shell NBL concludes

The finals of the 2011 IP&E Shell NBL was an exciting match between the 2010 defending champions Peleliu Islanders and the 2011 season top ranking team Peched Raw (1 loss entire season). Both teams won their single elimnation quarter finals match ups easily and cruised through the best of 3 semi-finals securing their bid for the best of 3 finals. In game 1 Peched held a confortable 24 point halftime lead, however the defending champions two runs in the 3rd and 4th quarter but came in short and lost the game by a final score of 81-88. Game 2 was a different story as the Islanders came out strong and had a comfortable 17 point lead by the end of the 3rd quarter, Team Peched came back in the 4th quarter with an 22 point run of their own to finish off the Islanders and winning the 2011 IP&E Shell NBL Finals championships. Peched was also the 1st team to get 3 championships under their belt since 2001, and earned the rights to own the coveted IP&E Shell NBL Abai Trophy designed by Ling Inabo of Tebang Wood Carvings in 2001 (Total price then $800.00 - Now "Priceless).

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8th Belau Games 2011

Basketball features 10 men and 7 women teams. 2009 Belau Games Defending Champions Koror opened the tournament with a resounding win over Team Ngardmau by a score of 112-49 and has a 2-0 record to lead the mens division Pool A, while 2009 Belau Games 2nd runner up Team Peleliu won over Team Sonsorol 88-62 in their opening match and has a 3-0 record in Pool B. In the women division 2009 defending champions Peleliu leads in the standings with a 3-0 record fallowed by Koror with a 2-1 and Ngeremlengui 2-1. Six games a day are held at the Palau National Gym starting at 9:00 am in the moring and finishing at 9:00 pm at night.

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16 YEARS MEN ALL STAR TEAMS NAMED

The four All Star Teams from the 16 Years and Under Men’s KSHL to play in the 16 Years Super League scheduled for 25th to 29th July have been named. These All Star Teams feature many of the players who competed in the recent M15BT for Palau as well as some rising stars. Thoughout the Super League players will be identified for next year’s 17 and Under National Squad from which a team shall be selected to compete in the M17BT in Saipan.

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KSHL CHAMPIONSHIP TO NGERMID RIVALS

Following two entertaining semi finals on Friday, it was Ngermid Rivals and Meda that faced off for the Championship game in the KSHL 16 Years and Under Men’s League on Saturday. In a frenetic paced game that had both team’s supporters threatening to lift the roof off the gym, Ngermid managed to get an early lead that they maintained throughout to win by 90-81.

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4TH JULY 3 ON 3 TOURNAMENT

The US Airforce CAT Team conducted a 3 on 3 Tournament at the Palau National Gymnasium on Monday 4th July to celebrate the USA Independence Day. The morning session was for players aged under 18 years and the afternoon was for players over 18 years.   The tournament was attended by USA Ambassador Ms Helen Reed Rowe.

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KSHL U16 REACHES FINALS

Peched Reds finished in first place in the standings to make it to the semi finals but not without some worry as they lost to both Meda and Ngermid in the second round to ruin their unbeaten record. After losing to Ngermed Rivals in yesterday’s final game they now meet them again in today’s 1st semi final at 2.00pm. In the second semi at 4.00pm second place Meda will play against Echang South Coast. These four teams are all capable of beating each other so the semi finals will most likely go right down to the wire in each game.

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CLOSE GAMES IN KSHL 16 AND UNDER

After 2 days of competition we have seen some close games and good competition. Peched Reds remain undefeated to date and look the likely team to beat. Meda sit in second place after going down in a close game yesterday to Peched Reds. Teams should note some changes to games on Friday and Saturday due to advice of a power outage on Friday.

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KSHL 16 YEARS OPENS FOR 2011

The KSHL 16 Years and Under League started yesterday with 6 teams competing for bragging rights this year. Several of the players have just completed a grueling week with the M15BT and hopefully will display some of the things learned this past week.

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MICRONESIAN REGISTRATION SYSTEM

With the advent of several Micronesian Basketball Tournaments, the Micronesian Basketball Confederation (MBC) has instigated a registration system for players, coaches, referees and administrators.  The initial list was compiled at the recent M15BT in Palau.  To check out the Registration List please click on DOCUMENTS above and look up your players numbers. 

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M15BT FINAL STATS FOR TOP SCORERS ETC

To read all the statistics from the Micronesian 15 Years and Under Basketball Tournament - Western Division for scorers, free throws, fouls and 3 point scorers click on DOCUMENTS above and then open the relevent documents.

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M15BT VOTED A HUGE SUCCESS

Comments collected from coaches at the inaugural Micronesian 15 Years and Under Basketball Tournament in Palau qualify the tournament as a big success. In addition the coaches praised the organization of the tournament and the tournament staff. The visiting teams were also very appreciative of the standard of accommodation and the staff at their hotels.

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M15BT GUAM WOMEN AND MEN TAKE GOLD

The Gold Medal game for men was a thriller between Guam and Palau and was the best game of the tournament, worthy of a final. In the women’s Gold Medal game Guam easily accounted for CNMI after initial resistance from the ladies in blue. The finals were followed by the medal awards and All Star Five for men and women. The closing ceremony was short and appreciated by all after such tiring week. Congratulations to all teams and their coaches for such a wonderful week of basketball.  

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M15BT DAY FOUR

And then there were two! Finalists for women are Guam and CNMI while Guam and Palau will battle for gold in the men’s division. Guam women had an easy victory over Belau while CNMI comfortably accounted for Palau. Guam men were always in control in their victory over CNMI and Palau led from start to finish over Guahan.

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M15BT DAY THREE

Yesterday’s mens division was more like “The Brothers Show” with Guam men defeating their countrymen, Team Guahan, while Palau men had the better of their brothers in Team Belau.   In the other games CNMI women beat Belau and Guam women accounted for Palau. Today it is semi final day. In the women’s division Guam play Belau and CNMI take on Palau. The men’s division will see Guam meet up with CNMI while Guahan will play Palau.

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HIGH SCORERS AT M15BT

After just 2 days several players are racking up points. The men have all played 3 games to date with CNMI having played 4 and the women have completed 2 games. Click on MORE to read the top scorers to date.

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M15BT DAY TWO

After the first day of competition all teams have been able to see their opposition and so coaches were focused on styles of play and counter measures. Guam continued on their winning way with the men defeating Palau by 38 points and their women annialating Belau. CNMI also had a good day with both their men’s and women’s teams beating Belau teams. Today sees the final rounds and teams are now setting their sights on the semi finals for Thursday.  

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M15BT DAY ONE

Guam teams have come well prepared to win the Micronesian 15 Years and Under Basketball Tournament here in Palau. After day one it is obvious that the Guam men’s team and the Guam women’s teams will be hard to beat this week. Winners on day one in the men’s division were Guam, Guahan and Palau (twice) while in the women’s division Guam and Palau both had wins.

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M15BT OPENING CEREMONY

The inaugural Micronesian 15 Years and Under Basetball Tournament was opened last night in Koror, Palau in true island style of friendliness and fun. Teams from Belau, CNMI, Guam and Palau women paraded alongside men’s teams from Belau, CNMI, Guahan, Guam and Palau. The opening ceremony was also attend by many dignatories including PNOC President and PBF President Mr Frank Kyota, Senator Regis Akitaya and several Micronesian Legislators attending the annual Association of Pacific Island Legislators (APIL) Conference in Palau.

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NATIONAL 15 AND UNDER TEAMS NAMED FOR M15BT

The two Men’s and Women’s Teams to represent Palau in this year’s Micronesian 15 Years and Under Basketball Tournament (M15BT), to be held here in Palau from Monday 20th to Saturday 25th June, were named today by PBF Vice President Mr Kasuki “Topps” Sungino. Following the naming of the teams the players and coaches were addressed by Ms Baklai Temengil, Secretary-General of the Palau National Olympic Committee (PNOC).

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JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT SQUAD NAMED

The Basketball Palau Junior Development Squad for 2011 was named following the KSHL 12 and Under Super League Championship Game on Friday. The Junior Development Squad is part of the NDP (National Development Program) of Basketball Palau and is the starting point for future national squad selections. Players to the Junior Development Squad are selected from the under age competitions of 12 years and younger.

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SUPER LEAGUE WAS TRULY SUPER!

The KSHL 12 and Under Super League the Championship Game lived up to all expectations of a highly competitive and exciting game. In overtime it was Team A that clinched the victory in the final seconds over Team D.   In the Consolation Final Team C managed to outlast Team B in another very good game.

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12 AND UNDER SUPER LEAGUE HEATS UP

The KSHL 12 and Under Super League has reached the semi final stage with All Star Team A and All Star Team D looking the likely finalists on Friday afternoon. There have been some classic games through the rounds with none better than the clash between Team D and Team A that went to overtime on Tuesday before Team D were able to achieve victory by 70-66.

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WALLACE TOPS ALL POINTS SCORERS IN 12 AND UNDER

Team Ngeremchai Central A’s prolific point scorer, Wallace Worswick, amassed an amazing 176 points in 10 games in the 12 and Under KSHL. But Wallace was not just a point scorer as he learned to pass off to his smaller team mates on many occasions to allow them to score. Six players scored 100 points and more during the league.

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NGERCHEMAI A WIN 12 AND UNDER CHAMPIONSHIP

As expected Team Ngerchemai Central A won the KSHL 12 Years and Under Championship yesterday but not without a fright from Meda Kids A in the final quarter. Leading by 63-47 at the last change, Ngerchemai supporters were looking at an easy win but Meda came back with a 19 points to 10 run in the 4th quarter to give their supporters much hope. The 12 Years League finished on a high note and all agreed that this inaugural league has seen tremendous improvement in standard from day one to the end.

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NGERCHEMAI A AND MEDA A TO CHAMPIONSHIP

Ngerchemai Central A and Meda Kids A will play off today for the KSHL 12 Years and Under Championship at 3.00pm. Ngerchemai Central A had comfortable win over Echung South Coast to advance while Meda Kids A had a real battle with Peched Red to get there.

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12 and Under All Star teams named for Super League

The four KSHL All Star teams to compete in next week’s KSHL 12 years and Under Super League were named following yesterday’s Championship game. The four teams will play a round robin series through next week and from these games the Junior Development Squad to attend the Junior Development Camp in the following week will be selected.

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NGERCHEMAI A ON TOP AFTER ROUNDS

Ngerchemai Central A have finished the rounds undefeated in the KSHL 12 Years and Under League and must be favorites to make the final on Thursday. They will face up against Echung South Coast in today’s first semi final while Peched Red and Meda Kids A will meet in the second semi. Ididers A finshed in 9th position without winning a game but showed much improvement throughout the league.

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KSHL 16 YEARS AND UNDER CLOSES NEXT WEEK

The Hamlet team entries for the 16 Years and Under Men’s and Women’s league will close on the 1st June. Players need to contact their Hamlet Representative this week to register. Meanwhile in the ongoing KSHL 12 Years league the players continue to show exceptional skills with big spin moves, dribbling between legs and behind backs and super pull up jump shots that all excite and amaze the crowds.

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Ngerchemai Central A scores 7th win in KSHL 12 and Under

Ngerchemai Central A continued its winning streak as they beat Echang South Coast, 44-35 Saturday in the ongoing Koror State Hamlet League (KSHL) for 12 years old and under basketball tournament at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua, Reporter, Island Times

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Islanders take solo lead in 2011 Shell IP&E NBL

Defending champion team Islanders takes the early lead in the team standings after beating a tough team High Tide, 74-68 Friday night in the 2011 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym.   By Peter Erick L. Magbanua, Reporter, Island Times

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Slashers hand WU’s 1st lost

Showing that they can handle pressure, the Slashers went on to beat the defending champion Western Union, 97-94 Sunday in the ongoing 2011 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua, Reporter, Island Times

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2011 Shell IP&E NBL Islanders, High Tide take early lead

Defending champion team Islanders and High Tide opened their campaign on a high note as they take early lead after besting separate rivals, Wednesday night in the 2011 season of the Shell IP&E National Basketball League (NBL) played at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua,Reporter, Island Times

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Ngerchemai Central A continues dominance in KSHL 12 and Under

Ngerchemai Central A continues its dominance in the ongoing Koror State Hamlet League (KSHL) for 12 years old and under basketball tournament at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua, Reporter, Island Times

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Etpison Cup - 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

The Etpison Cup - 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament was held on Sunday with 8 teams participating.  While the weather was very wet at times, it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the players.  The Etpsion Cup is an annual fishing derby and supports several other sports such as basketball, volleyball and canoeing.  This was the 21st year of the Etpison Cup.

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MATSON SPONSORS 15 YEARS MBT

Matson Navigation will be the major sponsor for the Micronesian 15 Years and Under Basketball Tournament this year. The photo shows Matson Navigation Regional Manager, Mr Len Isotoff presenting the cheque to PBF President, Mr Frank Kyota.

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Jaguar humbles Choppers

Using their trap defense, team Jaguar managed to climb their way up from a 24-point deficit to beat a tough Aloha Maid Choppers, 106-104 in over time, last May 15 in the 2011 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua, Reporter, Island Times

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Money wins WNBL title

Team Money showed speed and hustle as they went on to beat Sam’s Kryptonite, 47-39 to take Game Two of their best of three championship series and win the title last May 4 of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua, Reporter, Island Times

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IP&E NBL OPENS FOR 2011

The 2011 season of the IP&E NBL (National Basketball League) opened this and will see 10 teams in action through the double round robin series that will go through until July. Due to the M15BT in June and the Belau Games in July, the season will have some breaks that will extend it through until the end of July.

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WALLACE CONTINUES TO RACK UP THE POINTS

In the ongoing KSHL 12 Years and Under League, Ngerchemai Central A player, Wallace Worswick, continues to pile on the points in each game and after just 6 games already has amassed 106 points at an average of 17.67 per game. Much of the success of the Ngerchemai Central A team being undefeated so far is due to Wallace’s extra height and athleticism. The KSHL 12 and Under League continues to provide some outstanding play and exhilerating moments.

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KSHL 16 YEARS LEAGUE STARTING SOON

The next league to commence in the KSHL series of competitions will be for 16 years and under men and women. Team entries are now being received by the Hamlet Representatives and will close on June 1st. Players who are born on or after the 1st January 1995 are eligible to participate.

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SAVANAH AWARDED SECOND CERTIFICATE

Savanah Giramur has been awarded her second certificate for improved performance in the National 15 Years Women’s Squad this month. Along with Savanah, Tanisha Alexander was also awarded an improvement certificate for the month of May. In the Men’s Squad two players also received certificates in Colbert Etpison and Oscar Page. The photo shows (from L to R) Colbert, Tanisha, Savanah and Oscar with their certificates.

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CLOSE GAMES IN KSHL 12 YEARS LEAGUE

This week featured some closer games as teams settled into the league. Ngerchemai B managed to defeat South Coast 40-35, Ididers B 26 just got home against Peched Red 22 while Meda had another close game against Meyuns to win 48-41.

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KSHL 12 YEARS COACHES DAY IN THE SCHEDULE

The KSHL 12 Years and Under schedule was interupted yesterday by a “Coaches Day in the Schedule”. All teams and their coaches particpated in a clinic conducted by the NDC (Natiopnal Director of Coaching) where coaches were shown drills for teaching basic offensive and defensive skills and then took their players to the court to conduct these. The players showed a willingness to learn and many players quickly adopted some of the skills. It is hoped that these skills will start to be seen as the league continues.

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Kabong retains Shell ABL title

Defending champion team Kabong showed that they mean business as they retained their crown after beating team Airwaves, 102-73 in Game Three of their best-of-five championship series of the Shell Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua, Reporter, Island Times

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WNBL - Money takes last finals seat

Team Money took the last finals seat as they beat Smooth Riders, 59-46 in Game Two of their best-of-three semifinals of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) last April 28 at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua, Reporter, Island Times

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FBL - Choppers, WU route foes

Aloha Maid Choppers and Western Union showed composure down the wire as they went all the way to beat separate foes, Sunday in the ongoing 2011 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua, Reporter, Island Times

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KSHL - WALLACE SCORES BIG FOR NGERCHEMAI

Ngerchemai Central A player, Wallace Worswick had a huge 25 points in yesterday's game as his team demolished Meda Kids, who were playing in their first game, by the score of 48-30.  In Tuesday's game it was Echung South Coast who just managed to get home over Meyuns by 39-34

 

 

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KSHL UNDER 12 EMERGING STARS

After just 4 games in the KSHL 12 Years and Under League, some teams are already showing improvement and some future stars are emerging.  In yesterday' game between Peched Reds and Ididers A, it was the Peched team that showed the benefit of some very good coaching by young up and coming coach, Cullen Carlson.  Executing some very good man to man defence and patient and well executed offence, the Peched Reds took the Ididers team apart to the score of 42-24. 

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Shell ABL playoffs: Kabong takes last spot in finals

Team Kabong showed composure and determination as they managed to halt Idid 4Wheelers, 96-91 in over time to win Game Three of their best-of-three semifinals series Friday night in the 2011 season of the Shell Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National gym.   By Peter Erick L. Magbanua, Reporter, Island Times

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2011 FBL season: WU, Spoilers down foes

Defending champion Western Union and team Spoilers showed class as they went on to beat separate foes, Sunday in the Easter Special of the 2011 season of the Filipino Basketball League at the Palau National gym.  By Peter Erick L. Magbanua, Reporter, Island Times.

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KSHL 12 YEARS AND UNDER COMMENCES

Following the opening ceremony by PBF Vice-President Kazuki “Topps” Sungino and Koror State Youth Divsion representative, Ivan Blesam on Monday, the inaugural 12 Years and Under Koror State Hamlet League got under way yesterday at the Palau National Gymnsaium. This is the first time Basketball Palau has conducted a league for this age group and going by the interest for the first game it should be a lot of fun.

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RENGIIL, KUMANGAI NAMED PNOC ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

Tennis child sensation Ayana Rengiil and triathlon’s Olai Kumangai took the limelight as they were named as Palau National Olympic Committee (PNOC) athletes of the year during the 10th annual Sports Awards Banquet held at the Ngara Chamayong Cultural Center. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua, Island Times

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ORIGINALS WIN MASTER’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE TITLE PLUM

As expected, team Originals went on to beat BEG*M Friendster, 78-75 to win the championship crown, Sunday at the close of the Master’s Basketball League at the Palau High School gym. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua, Island Times

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SHELL ABL PLAY-OFFS: HIGH TIDE BEATS B.O.G, 80-66

Team High Tide sails to the next round after beating B.O.G 80-66 Wednesday night in the ongoing play-off round of the 2011 season of the Shell Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National Gymnasium. Story by Peter Erick Magbanua, Island Times

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NATIONAL JUNIOR PLAYERS RECEIVE AWARDS

National Junior Squad players, Savanah Girman and RB Dorado were presented with Player Achievenment Award certificates this week for their performances during the month of March. All players in National Squads are evaluated each month on several areas and the best performers are recognised through this award.

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KSHL 12 YEARS AND UNDER LEAGUE READY TO START

The long awaited KSHL 12 Years and Under League is ready to start. Currently we have 7 teams and a further opportunity for more players to register will happen on Thursday 14th when players can come to the National Gymnasium between 3.30 and 4.30pm to register. Both boys and girls are encouraged to register.

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NATIONAL JUNIOR PLAYERS EXCELL IN LATEST FITNESS TEST

In their 3rd fitness test of the current program, several players in the National Mens 15 Year’s Squad achieved excellent results in many of the tests. For the Women’s Squad it was only their second test in the program and this provided coaches with some comparison to review the overall conditioning program.

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KES IS CHAMPION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR 2011

The Koror Elementary School (KES) is the 2011 Champion Elementary School for basketball.  The KES Stars won the elementary girls and came 3rd in the elementary boys competition.  The Seventh Day Adventist Elementary School and GB Harris Elementary School tied for second place and Meyuns Elementary School came 4th. 

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BULLS, CHOPPERS SCORE WINS IN 2011 FBL SEASON

The Ilocandia Bulls and Aloha Maid Choppers ride high as they scored seperate victories, Sunday in the ongoing 2011 season of the Filipino Basketball League played at the Palau National Gymnasium. Story by Peter Erick Magbanua, Island Times.

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SHELL ABL TEAM RANKINGS

Team Idid 4x4 Wheelers waxed hot from the opening tip off to gain the upper hand to beat team Rivals , 95-80 to close their series in the ongoing 2011 season of the Shell Amateur Basketball League (ABL) at the Palau National Gymnasium.   Story by Peter Erick Magbanua, Island Times

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GBH SMUUCH WINS ESC CHAMPIONSHIP

The GBH Smuuch team overcame a half time deficit to beat SDA Kings in a thriller in the 2011 ESC Elementary Boy’s Championship on Fiday. The Kings, who were last year’s champions, came ready to defend their title and this they did valiantly with good half court pressure defence, however the Smuuch team played with lots of patience in the final quarter to come away with a 78-75 win. In the Consolation Final on Thursday it was KES A Stars who defeated last year’s finalists Meyuns Dolphins in another thriller by 52-51.

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SMUUCH AND KINGS GO TO ESC CHAMPIONSHIP

The GBH Smuuch team and the SDA Kings have advanced to the ESC Elementary Boy’s League on Friday after winning their respective semi finals this week. KES A and MES Dolphins will meet in the Consolation Final on Thursday.

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ORIGINALS, BEG*FRIENDSTER SET FOR MBL FINAL

Team Originals and BEG* Friendster are set on a collision course as they will battle for the championship crown after beating respective opponents Sunday in the Master’s Basketball League at the Palau High School Gymnasium. Story by Peter Erick Magbanua, Island Times

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SLASHERS, JAGUAR SCORE WINS IN 2011 FBL SEASON

Team Slashers and Jaguar nailed their respective second straght victories after beating seperate foes Sunday in the 2011 season of the Filipino Basketball League played at the Palau National Gymnasium.   Story by Peter Erick Magbanua, Island Times

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NATIONAL COACHING POSITIONS AVAILABLE

The current National Men’s and Women’s Coaches have ended their 2 year term and these positions are now being advertised for the next 2 year period from 2011-2013. Ending their term are National Men’s Head Coach Johnny Kintaro and Assistant Coach Yutaka Gibbons Jr. For the National Women’s Squad, Head Coach George Domingo and Assistant Coaches Logan Ngiriou and Happy Fritz have guided them through the past 2 years. With the experience gained in the NDP it is hoped that these coaches will still be applicants for the upcoming positions.

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NATIONAL COACHING PANEL MEETS

The NCP (National Coaching Panel) held its monthly meeting this week to review the NDP (National Development Program). The NCP is responsible for making recommedations to the NPC (National Program Committee) on the content and direction of the NDP. The NPC is responsible for the achievement of all parts of the NDP.

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TAIWAN NAVY VISITS PALAU AGAIN

The Taiwan Navy was in Koror again last week and played an ABL representative team at the National Gym on Friday afternoon. As always on their visits the atmosphere in the gym was great with the Navy band members making noise and lots of cheering going on. In the end the Palau team won by 78-51.

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL'S BOY’S LEAGUE REACHES FINALS

The first semi final will feature first ranked GBH Smuuch against fourth ranked KES A and in the second semi it will be second ranked SDA Kings facing up to third ranked MES Dolphins. On Friday MSS Sea Stars took 5th position for this year by defeating KES B by 48-36.

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WNBL HEADING TOWARD FINALS

Team Money continues to dominate the Surangels and Sons WNBL as the league heads toward the final series. For last week’s results and this weeks schedule click on MORE!

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ABL RANKING SERIES INTO SECOND WEEK

The finals series of the ABL enters its second week as teams from each pool play-off for ranking positions prior to the single elimination tournament to decide the champion team for 2011. Already Ka’bong and Meda Boyz have decided the top two positions with Ka’bong handing the boys from Medalai defeat in their two games. The losing teams from last week must win their game this week to force the series into a third game.

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MASTER'S BASKETBALL LEAGUE FINAL FOUR

With the spot in the final four in mind, team BEG*M Friendster rallied their way as they defeated the Originals 76-65 Sunday in the Master's Basketball League played at the Palau High School gym.  Story by Peter Erick Magbanua, Island Times

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FBL UNDER WAY FOR 2011

The 2011 FBL season got into full swing on Sunday with the first full day’s play following the opening ceremony the previous Sunday. Eight teams saw action in the day’s play with Jaguar, Mam’l Divers Rangers, Guardians and Ilocandia Bulls all recording victories.

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PBF CALENDAR NOW ON WEBSITE

The Basketball Palau calendar for all events is now on this website.  The calendar provides dates for all leagues as well as other basketball events for the years 2011 and 2012.  To view the calendar click on DOCUMENTS at the top of our home page, then click on PBF Calendar 2011-2012 and open to read.  

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GAMES SUSPENDED FOR COACHING COURSE

Basketball Palau has suspended all ABL and WNBL games this week to conduct a Level 1 Coaching Course for the coaches in these leagues. The decision to suspend games before the finals was taken to provide time for coaches to attend the course in their busy basketball schedule. Some 16 coaches are currently attending the course.

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THE FILIPINO BASKETBALL LEAGUE OPENS UP FOR SEASON 2011

The 2011 FBL (Filipino Basketball League) had its opening ceremony for season 2011 on Sunday and in their usual fashion the FBA (Filipino Basketball Association) made it another spectacle for all fans to attend. All 11 teams paraded in full uniform accompanied by their muses, with Ilocoandia Bulls winning best uniform and Western Union taking out the best muse.

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WNBL ROUNDS NEARING COMPLETION

The Surangels and Sons WNBL only had two games this past week with Money continuing their unbeaten run in defeating Bring It On by 95-52 and Smooth Riders accounted for Odesangel with the score of 52-48. For this weeks schedule click on MORE!

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ABL FINALS SERIES ANNOUNCED

The finals series of the ABL will take on a different shape this year to accommodate more games for teams and to try to get some eveness between the pools for the finals. Teams have been ranked within their pools according to their final team standings and each team will play the same ranked team in the other pool in a best of 3 series to decide a final ranking of all teams in the Team Ranking Round.

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AIRAI STATE YOUTH DAY TOURNAMENT

Airai State held a 3 day basketball tournament this past weekend to celebrate Youth Day in Palau (Youth Day is March 15th). The men’s divison comprized 4 teams as did the women’s division. Games were played at the Airai court until rain washed out play on Saturday and the balance of the games were moved to the PalauNational Gymnasium.  

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ABL - KA’BONG BEATS TEAM AQUA, 92-68

Team Ka’bong Island Monsters continued their winning streak this time beating team Aqua, 92-68 Thursday night in the ongoing 2011 season of the Shell Amateur Basketball League (ABL) played at the Palau National Gym.  Story by Peter Erick Magbanua, Island Times  

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GB HARRIS SMUUCH HALTS SDA KINGS IN ESC

George B. Harris (GBH) Elementary School Smuuch continued with its winning ways after besting Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Elementary School Kings, 42-37 in the ongoing Eelementary School Competition (ESC) Central Division played at the Palau National Gym.  Story by Peter Erick Magbanua, Island Times

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NATIONAL 15 YEARS SQUADS FITNESS TESTS

The National Men’s and Women’s 15 Years Squads underwent their fitness tests last Saturday. For the men it was their second test while it was the first for the women. Results showed promise in the men’s squad with most players improving scores from February. Every 4 weeks throughout their program the squads undego a fitness test.

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ESC – SDA KINGS A THREAT

With just 2 weeks left in the round robin series, the SDA Kings are starting to show form as they downed the previously unbeaten MES Dolphins yesterday by 47-28. With lots of hard practice sessions these past weeks, Coach Jason Park has the Kings improving at the right time. With back to back games this week the game experience could be just what last years champions need.

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WNBL ON THE MONEY

If you are a betting person then you should get your money on MONEY to win the current WNBL competition. With just 3 weeks left in the league, Money remains undefeated and do not look like losing to their competitors. Bring It On are in second place and with their only loss so far being to Money would seem to be the only possible threat to Money’s chance of taking out the championship.

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ABL RESULTS WEEK 8

With just 1 week of rounds remaining in this year’s ABL we find Ka’bong leading in Pool 1 with 16 points (8-0), Mercury Optimax in second with 16 points (7-2) and On Fire in third with 14 points(5-4).  In Pool 2 it is Mesang Red Storm leading on 18 points (8-2) and 124.85%, Meda Boyz in second on 18 points (8-2) and 118.91% and Idid 4 Wheelers on 17 points (7-3)

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ESC ELEMENTARY BOYS UNDER WAY

After the first week of the Elementary Boy’s League, it is GB Harris Smuuch and Meyuns Dolphins leading all teams in the standings. Both teams are undefeated so far and if they maintain their dominance, we shall have to wait until the 22nd March before they meet. Koror Elementary Stars A have played both leaders and having gone down to MES Dolphins by just 1 point could improve to be a contender at the completion of the rounds.

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ABL RESULTS WEEK 7

With just 2 weeks of rounds remaining most teams are struggling to get into the top 4 in each pool. In Pool A only Ka’bong and Mercury Optimax look comfortable while in Pool B Mesang Red Storm and Meda Boyz could feel safe. Last weeks games saw some high scores with the Team Aqua and Airwaves being a beauty with the score 103 – 102 in favor of Aqua. Also there were several close games through the week that kept the fans enthralled.  

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WNBL LAST WEEK

The only game played in the Surangel and Sons WNBL last week saw Smooth Riders 66 beat Sam’s Kryptonite 61 in a good standard game. For the winners Charmaine Lukas had a game high 34 points while for Superman’s friends it was Sasha Walsh scoring 24 and Sweety Kalbesang got 14.

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KSHL 12 YEARS AND UNDER LEAGUE TO START

The next KSHL to be played in 2011 will be for 12 Years and Under Boys and Girls and is scheduled to start on the 26th March. All boys and girls aged from 9 - 12 years are eligible to participate and will need to register with their Hamlet Representative by the end of next week. Games will be played each Saturday and the league will culminate in a Super League from which the squads for the 2011 Junior Development Camp will be selected.

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NATIONAL WOMEN’S 15 YEARS SQUAD NAMED

The National Women’s 15 Years Squad for 2011 was named this weekend by Head Coach Happy Fritz and Assistant Coach Jaime Ngirausui following a series of trials at the National Gymnasium. The squad comprises a small number of players with experience in the current WNBL, while the balance competed in the recent ESC Elementary Girls School League.

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MICRONESIAN REFEREE MAKES THE BIG TIME

Congratulations to Ramsie Joab from Pohnpei State in the FSM who has been invited to referee at the Under 19 World Championships in mid year. This is a HUGE boost for referees within Micronesia and great recognition of the standard that Ramsie has been able to achieve. Previously Jubilee Kuartei of Palau and Gabriel White of CNMI were invited to officiate at Junior World Championships.   Hopefully Ramsie’s invitation will push other Micronesian referees to reach for the top.

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OMELAU RECEIVES HIS CERTIFICATE

Omelau Beltau, the PBF’s 1,000th registered member received his certificate to commemerate the event today from PBF Vice President Kazuki “Topps” Sungino during the half time interval in the ESC Boys League.

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ESC BOYS COMMENCE

Six teams will be seeing action in the Elementary School Competition (ESC) Central Division for boys which will be played at the Palau Nation Gym, commencing this week. Participating teams include SDA Elementary School (SDA); Meyuns Elementary School (MES); Koror Elementary School (KES) teams A and B; GB Harris Elementary School (GBH) and Maris Stella School (MSS).

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NGARAAD WINS EAST COAST ELEMENTARY CAGEFEST

Team Ngaraad showed their wares as they defeated team Melekeok A, 46-30 to win the championship crown in the 2011 East Coast Elementary School Basketball League held at the Melekeok School court on Friday. 

 

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WNBL SECOND ROUND STARTS

The Surangel and Sons WNBL starts into the second round this week finding Money way out on top and undefeated.   Bring It On are in second place with 9 points (4-1), Sam’s Kryptonite are in thrird with 8 points (3-2) and Spartans round out the top four places on 7 points (2-3).

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BASKETBALL IN PALAU REACHES 1,000 MEMBERS

The PBF’s (Palau Basketball Federation) National Registration System recorded its 1,000th member this week. The NRS commenced in 2010 and will eventually see all basketball participants in Palau registered in the system. This includes all players, coaches, referees, score table officials and administrators. The 1,000th member is Omelau Beltau who will receive a certificate to mark the occasion.

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ABL RESULTS WEEK 6

Ka’bong showed their dominance in Pool 1 by thrashing On Fire in this week’s clash to remain the only undefeated team in Pool 1 (6-0) but they trail On Fire in the standings who are on 13 points (5-3). Mercury Optimax hold 3rd place on 11 points (5-1). In Pool 2 the college students hold the lead with PCC Mesekiu on 15 points (5-5) and Mesang Red Storm are on 13 points (6-1). Both Meda Boyz (5-2) and Stingers (4-4) are on 12 points.    

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BASKETBALL NEEDS GIRLS FOR NATIONAL SQUAD

Basketball Palau will be conducting selection trials next Saturday 26th February from 1.00 – 3.00pm at the National Gymnasium for the National Women’s 15 Years Squad. The Squad will be prepared during the next 3 months for a team to be selected to compete in the Micronesian 15 Years Basketball Tournament to be played here in Palau from 20-24th June.

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KES WIN ELEMENTARY GIRL’S CHAMPIONSHIP

KES Stars managed to win the ESC Girl’s Championship as expected but not without a big challenge from MES Lady Dolphins in yesterday’s final. In a low scoring game in the first half it was the Lady Dolphins who held the upper hand and gave the Stars coaching staff some reason for concern during the half time interval. In the Consolation Final it was SDA Queens who came away with the win but again not before being pushed to their limit by GBH Smuuch.  

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SURANGEL AND SONS WNBL UPDATE

With just one round remaining in the Surangel and Sons WNBL it is Money that are undefeated to lead on 8 points (4-0), Bring It On are in second with 7 points (3-1), and Spartans and Sam’s Kryptonite are tied at 6 points (2-2). For all last week’s results and this week’s schedule click on MORE!

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ABL RESULTS WEEK 5

In Pool 1 Ka’bong remain undefeated to lead on 10 points (5 wins/0 losses) with On Fire hanging in there also on 10 points (4-2). In Pool 2 PCC Mesekiu lead on 12 points (4-4) with Mesang Red Storm on 11 points (5-1). This week will see an outright leader in Pool 1 as Ka’bong face up against On Fire on Thursday night. For all the past week’s results and this week’s schedule click on MORE!

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ELEMENTARY GIRL’S – KES AND MES TO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

The semi final between SDA Queens and MES Lady Dolpins lived up to its expectations of a thriller with the Lady Dolphins “stealing” a win in the dying moments! In the first semi, KES Stars won over GBH Smuuch as expected. The Championship game on Tuesday should be another good game between the Stars and the Lady Dolphins. In the consolation final Queens are expected to account for the Smuuch team.

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS - GIRL’S SEMI FINALS

The ISL Elementary Schools Girls league has reached the semi final stage. The KES (Koror Elementary School) Stars have gone through undefeated to end up in first place and will play fourth placed GBH (G B Harris School) Smuuch in today's first semi. Tomorrow (Friday) the SDA (Seventh Day Adventist School) Queens, who finished in second place with just 1 loss to KES, will take on the MES (Meyuns Elementary School) Lady Dolphins in the second semi final.

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WNBL RESULTS

Six teams are currently seeing action in the WNBL competition. This short league is to provide the women players with competition to make up for the 2010 WNBL that was cancelled due to the Micronesian Games taking place last year. A further WNBL will be held in May/June during the NBL season.

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ABL RESULTS WEEK 4

After 4 weeks of the ABL for 2011 we find On Fire still on top of Pool 1 with 10 points, despite a loss this week, with 4 wins and 2 losses. Mercury Optimax is on 9 points (4-1) and Ka’bong on 8 points (4-0). In Pool 2 Mesang Red Storm are on top with 11 points (5-1), the college students of PCC Mesekiu have 9 points (3-3) and Stingers have risen to third place with 8 points (3-2). Click on MORE for all this week’s results.

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GIRLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LEAGUE COMMENCES

The 2011 Elementary Schools Girls Basketball League is under way with 4 teams competing for this year’s crown. With all teams having a majority of new players this year it will be interesting to see who comes out on top but expect last year’s Champions, Meyuns Lady Dophins and runners up G B Harris Smuuch to be contenders once again.

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ABL RESULTS WEEK 3

Apologies for the delay in posting this week’s results and schedule due to “technical problems”. After 3 weeks of the ABL we find On Fire leading in Pool 1 with 9 points (4-1) followed by Airwaves on 7 points (3-1). In Pool 2 it is Mesang Red Storm leading on 9 points (4-1) and Stingers in second place on 7 points (3-1). For last week’s results and this week’s schedule click on MORE! Check all results and the schedule ahead by clicking on Fixtures/Results above.

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KSHL TOP SCORERS

THe KSHL 14 Years and Under League produced some great statistics with many players scoring over 100 points in just 9 games.  For all the top stats click on MORE!

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NATIONAL 15 YEARS MEN’S SQUAD NAMED

Following the final of the Super League on Saturday, PBF (Palau Basketball Federation) President Frank Kyota and Vice President Kazuki “Topps” Sungino announced the National 15 Years Men’s Squad for 2011. This squad will be prepared during the next few months for a team to be selected to compete in the inaugural M15BT (Micronesian 15 Years Basketball Tournament) to be held in Palau late June.

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KSHL SUPER LEAGUE A HUGE SUCCESS

The first of the KSHL Super Leagues held on Saturday had everything! High quality games, exciting play, competitive match-ups, great individual performances, and to top it all off some close and thriliing games. Players from the four All Star teams were able to showcase their talents against strong opposition with the best players from the 14 and Under Boys League competing against the other best players. The scoring was generally lower due to better standard opposition in all games.

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SUPER LEAGUE WILL ALLOWS STARS TO SHINE

The Super League for the KSHL 14 Years All Star Teams to be played this Saturday is being eagerly awaited to see many of the young Palau basketball stars in action. With all players fighting for a spot in the National 15 Years Men’s Squad to be announced after the final game on Saturday, players will be at their best to impress the selectors.  The players have been practicing this week under National Men's Coach Johnny Kintaro and All Star coaches.

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KSHL 14 YEARS BOYS INDIVIDUAL SCORING AND FOULS

To check out the top 10 players in individual scores, 3 point scores, free throw scores and individual fouls click on MORE!

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ABL RESULTS WEEK 2

With the ABL now into its second week most teams have played at least 2 games and are starting to sort themselves out in the standings. In Pool 1 On Fire remain undefeated after 3 games, while in Pool 2 B.O.G, Mesang Red Storm and Stingers are each have 2 wins and 1 loss after 3 games. For the past weeks results and this week’s schedule click on MORE!

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ALL STAR TEAMS NAMED FOR 14 YEARS SUPER LEAGUE

The 4 teams to compete in the Super League for 14 Years and Under Men have been named. The players and coaches were selected from teams in the KSHL 14 Years and Under competition that concluded on Saturday. The All Star teams will play 2 games next Saturday and from these games the National 15 Years and Under Men’s Squad will be selected and named following the final.

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MEDA WIN KSHL 14 BOYS TITLE

The final of the KSHL 14 Years and Under Boys league was a close fought match between Ngermid and Meda for the first 3 quarters but in the final quarter Meda proved too strong to run away with a 66 – 43 win. In the consolation game for 3rd place Ngerchemai Ranchers and Meyuns played another close game until Ranchers took control in the dying minutes to win by 63-50. Trophies were presented to the three top teams by Koror State Legislator Wilson Ngirausui and assisted by Ivan Blesam of Koror State Youth Division.

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TOP SCORERS IN KSHL CONTINUE TO SHINE

With the top 6 scorers recording over 100 points in just 6 games in the 14 Years and Under Boys KSHL, the future of scoring power for National Men’s teams is looking good. For more detals on these and top fouls click on MORE.

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NGERMID AND MEDA GO TO KSHL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

The semi finals provided a thrilling final quarter between Ngermid and Ngermechai Ranchers with a 1 point win to Ngermid, while in the second semi Meda ran away with the game in the last quarter to defeat Meyuns by 20 points. Echang South Coast and Peched advanced to the 5/6 play-off game while the Dngerongel/Mekatii Combo team will meet Peched Reds for positions 7 and 8 next Saturday.

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MASTER’S LEAGUE COMMENCES

After a couple of years break, the Master’s Basketball League has been resurrected and with 8 teams now in competition is bringing lots of enjoyment to players over the age of 35 years. With large crowds each Sunday at the Palau High School Gymnasium, it is lots of fun along with serious competition.

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ABL COMMENCES FOR SEASON 2011

Following the opening ceremony for the 2011 season of the ABL (Amateur Basketball League), games got under way this week. The ABL was introduced last year to cater for players not involved in the PBF premier league, the NBL (National Basketball League). This year 22 teams have entered and will play in two pools through until the end of April.

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BASKETS GALORE RAIN DOWN IN KSHL 14 YEARS BOYS LEAGUE

After just 5 games of basketball in the 14 Years and Under Boys KSHL, some players have scored an astromical number of points. The top 10 scorers have amassed a total of 859 points, which is an average of 17.18 ppg.   At present two top scorers are tied on 99 each (19.80 ppg). For more details on these and top fouls click on MORE.

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KSHL 14 YEAR BOYS QUARTER FINALS RESULTS

Following Saturday’s quarter finals round, Ngermid, Meda, Ranchers and Meyuns have advanced to the semi final stage while the Combo team, Peched, South Coast and Peched Reds will contest the qualification rounds to decide places 5-8. The semi final round is at the National Gymnasium next Saturday, 15th January.

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KSHL 14 YEARS BOYS RANKINGS AND TOP SCORERS

To learn the final team rankings and top 10 points scorers and fouls after the end of the round robin series click on MORE!

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KSHL 14 YEAR BOYS QUARTER FINALS ANNOUNCED

Following the completion of the round robin series in the 14 Years and Under Boys KSHL, the quarter finals will be played next Saturday, 8th January, at the Palau National Gymnasium. Winners of the quarter finals will advance to the semi finals and losers will advance to the qualification rounds for play-off position 5-8.

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KSHL 14 YEAR BOYS DAY 5 – FRIDAY 31ST

With teams competing for top places in their pools it was always going to be an exciting day and the teams did not let the fans down as they battled to the end to finish on top. The other teams were also fighting for a quarter finals berth and added to the excitement.

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PBF 750TH REGISTERED MEMBER

The 750th member of the PBF (Palau Basketball Federation) National Registration System is Julius Thomas. Julius is 11 years old and is a player in the Dngerongel/Meketii Combo team playing in the current KSHL (Koror State Hamlet League) 14 Years and Under Boys League.

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KSHL 14 YEAR BOYS DAY 4 – THURSDAY 30TH

The fourth day of competition brought some excellent and exciting games. After 4 rounds there only two teams undefeated and these are Meyuns and Meda in Pool B. These two teams play tomorrow for top place in their Pool. In Pool A Echang South Coast and Ngermid will meet for top spot in their Pool. Peched and Ngerchemai Ranchers have finished pool play and must wait for tomorrow’s games to see where they will finish.

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KSHL 14 YEAR BOYS DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY 29TH

After 3 days of play the teams are now starting to sort themselves out in the pool rankings. Read on for these details and the current top scorers and fouls. The games today continued to showcase players who may be selected into the All Star teams to compete in the Super League at the end of January from which the National 15 Years Men’s Squad will be selected.

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KSHL 14 YEAR BOYS DAY 2 – TUESDAY 29TH

After just 2 days of competition in the KSHL 14 and Under Boys Christmas League, it is Echang South Coast in Pool A and Meyuns In Pool B who remain unbeaten to date. National Coaches watching the games are impressed with the athleticism and skill of many players.

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KSHL 14 YEAR BOYS DAY 1 – MONDAY 27TH

Following the opening ceremony conducted by NBDO Topps Sungino where the league was opened by Gino Smau representing the Koror State Youth Division, the inaugural 14 Years and Under Boys League commenced. With 10 teams competing for the title and divided into two pools, the round robin tournament will be played daily this week at the Palau National Gymnasium with 4 games each day.

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KSHL 14 UNDER BOYS TO COMMENCE

The first league in the new KSHL (Koror State Hamlet League) will commence on Monday 27th December for 14 Years and Under Boys. Some 10 teams will compete in this new league, representing various Hamlets around the State of Koror. The league will be played in 2 pools of 5 teams and the rounds will be played each day during the next week while schools are on leave for the Christmas – New Year break.

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GALAXY BUILDERS WIN GBL CHAMPIONSHIP

What a final series it has been with close scores in every one of the 3 games. With the game score at one game each it was Galaxy that managed to win on the siren in last night’s decider by just 2 points in what has to be one of the closest final series ever seen in Palau basketball.

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SURANGEL KINGS TIE GBL FINAL SERIES AT 1-1

In another close battle in game 2 of the Rudimch Enterprises Government / Business League Final Series, Surangel Kings has tied the series against Galaxy Builders at one game each. Tonights game 3 will decide the GBL Championship in what should be a thriller!!

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WOMEN COACHES APPOINTED TO NATIONAL POSITIONS

Basketball Palau has announced the appointment of two women to fill the coaching positions for the National 15 Years and Under Women’s Squad. Veteran players Happy Fritz and Jaime Ngirausui will fill the Head Coach and Assistant Coach roles respectively.

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GALAXY TAKES GAME 1 IN GBL FINAL SERIES

In a very even game Galaxy Builders just managed to hang on to win by 1 point over Surangel Kings in the first of the three game final series in the Rudimch Enterprises Government / Business League. In another close game in the Consolation Final for third place, MOF Omesangel just managed to best MPIIC by 2 points (75-73).

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PMA ARE TOP BASKETBALL SCHOOL IN VARSITY FOR 2010

Congratulations to PMA (Palau Misionary Academy – the SDA High School) as the Champion school in basketball for 2010 in the ISL High School competitions. PMA won the Girls and Boys Varsity Leagues and was second in the Junior Boys Varsity league.

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PMA WARRIORS WIN BOY’S VARSITY TITLE

In an exciting final the PMA Warriors won over last year’s champions EHS Knights in Friday’s final to the tune of 80-68. With their more controlled offence and aggressive defence the Warriors led at each change but the “never say die” Knights gave them a shock from midway in the last quarter.

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GBL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT SEMI FINALS

In the Rudimch Enterprises Government / Business League Championship Series semi finals this week both Surangel Kings and Galaxy Builders advanced to the Championship game. In a very tight game Surangel Kings won by 1 point over MPIIC (Ministry of Infrastructure, Industries and Commerce), while Galaxy Builders had a more comfortable win over MOF (Ministry of Finance) Omsangel by 10 points.

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BOY’S VARSITY SEMIS DECIDED

The ISL High Schools Boy’s Varsity League semi finals were played this week and as expected PMA Warriors and EHS Knights advanced to the championship game on Friday. The Warriors defeated PHS Spiders C, while the Knights eliminated PHS Spiders B.

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SEASONS GREETINGS FROM BASKETBALL PALAU

On behalf of the Palau Basketball Federation, Basketball Palau wishes all players, coaches, referees, score table officials, statisticians, administrators, our many spectators and especially our many sponsors and all our friends around Oceania a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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BASKETBALL PALAU TAKES HUGE STEP FORWARD

Basketball Palau’s initiative to develop the Koror State Hamlet League into a state wide series of leagues is seen by some to be the biggest step forward since the implementation of the NBL (National Basketball League) so many years ago. The KSHL leagues will cater for youth and junior age groups from 18 years down to 8 years old. It will expand the previously successful KSHL conducted by the Koror State Youth Division.

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WESTERN UNION WIN BACK TO BACK FBL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Western Union again proved their dominance in the FBL (Filipino Basketball League) by defeating Rangers in game 3 of the final series to repeat last year’s finish as FBL Champions for 2010. After a disruptive season, the FBA (Filipino Basketball Association) must be satisfied with a successful year that saw new clubs enter the league and emerge as future possible contenders.

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WESTERN UNION WIN SECOND GAME IN FBL FINAL SERIES

Western Union took game 2 in the three game final series by defeating Rangers decisively 73-51 to send the series to game 3. With Western Union looking to repeat last year’s Championship win and Rangers trying to repeat their win back in 2007, it will be a fight to the finish in next Sunday’s decider.

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PNOC AND GALAXY WIN GBL TITLES

PNOC Mercury Optimax won the Government Division while Galaxy Builders took out the Business Division of the Rudimch Enterprises Government / Business League last week. The GBL now moves into the Championship series with a single elimination tournament where hopefully the two division winners will meet in the final, although some of the other teams will have a say in that result.

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RUDIMCH ENTERPRISES GBL FINALISTS

The finalists in the Government Division and Business Division of the Rudimch Enterprises Government / Business League have been decided. In the Government Division PNOC Optimax will meet up with MOF Omsangel while in the Business Division Galaxy Builders will take on Surangel and Sons for their championsip.

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CHANGES TO NATIONAL COACH SELECTIONS

Basketball Palau has made significant changes to the format of selection for National Coaching postions. This has been brought about by the possibility of having to find 16 coaches to cover the 8 National Squads to compete in MBC (Micronesian Basketball Confederation) tournaments during the next 3 years.

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ISL BOYS VARSITY LEAGUE TAKING SHAPE

The ISL High Schools Boy’s Varsity League is well under way and after the initial games it would appear that EHS Knights and PMA Warriors are shaping up as the major contenders for the title.

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NDP FOR 2011-2012

The Palau Basketball Federation (PBF) has adopted its NDP (National Development Program) for the next two years. The National Program Committee (NPC) has accepted a number of innovative changes that were put forward at this year’s Annual Review Meeting. The commencement of community leagues for juniors and youth in all Koror Hamlets, All Star teams, Super Leagues for each level of competition, a new National selection system and many more courses to be conducted under the NAS, are all part of this exciting package.

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RUDIMCH ENTERPRISES GBL REACHES SEMIS

The Rudimch Enterprises Government / Business League has reached the semi finals stage with all but one position in the Business Division remaining to be filled.  In tonight’s quarter final it will be between Sam’s Sharks and PPR Shark Attack to decide the remaining spot. 

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RANGERS TAKE GAME ONE

Rangers surprised most people by taking the first game in the 3 game finals series over favorites Western Union.  The big punters had Western Union to take the title in a whitewash in 2 games but Rangers proved that their two losses to Western Union in the rounds make little difference when it comes to the finals.  But it took an extra period to get the win after the score was tied at the end of regulation time.

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ISL BOYS VARSITY TO COMMENCE

The final league in the ISL High Schools basketball calendar for 2010 commences on Monday. The Boy’s Varsity League will see 7 teams compete for this year’s Championship. EHS (Emmaus High School) Knights will look to defend their title, and based on their performance in the Junior Boy’s Varsity League earlier this month should be a strong chance for back to back champions.

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PMA WARRIORS WIN GIRL’S VARSITY

PMA Warriors won the 2010 ISL Girl’s Varsity League yesterday by defeating PHS A Spiders by 64-45. In a close first half the PHS team looked like they might cause an upset, but the power and experience of the Warriors took over on the second half to score a comfortable win. With 3 of the National Women’s Team in their ranks, PMA were always favorites to win the trophy.

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RUDIMCH ENTERPRISES GBL INTO FINALS

With the rounds now completed the Rudimch Enterprises Government / Business League moves into the finals within each division. In the Government Division it was MOF (Ministry of Finance) Omasangel who topped the standings, just ahead of MOE (Ministry of Education) Spiders. In the Business Division Surangel Kings managed to finish on top, followed by Galaxy Builders.more

FBL DECIDES FINALISTS

Last year’s finalists will meet again in this year’s FBL finals. Rangers advanced by defeating Surangel and Sons in two games while Western Union will look to make it back to back Championships after defeating newcomers this season Ilocandia Bulls in their two games.more

ISL GIRL'S VARSITY COMMENCES

This year's Girl's Varsity League has 5 teams competing. These are PHS A Spiders, BHS Stellars, PMA Crusaders, MHS Lady Cardinals and PHS B Spiders.more

KAYANGEL OUTREACH PROGRAM

The PNOC Outreach Program went to Kayangel this weekend to continue the good work in spreading sport throughout Palau. The Outreach Program gives the community in outlying states the opportunity to try sports that are not readily available on a regular basis. The program caters for all ages from the very young to the somewhat “older”.more

FBL REACHES SEMI FINALS

The FBL (Filipino Basketball League) has reached semi final stage for 2010. The FBL is the longest yearly league of all the PBF affiliated leagues , starting way back in mid February and with lots of breaks this year due to the Micronesian Games and the refurbishment of the National Gymnasuium, will not finish until December.more

EHS SQUIRES TAKE JV CHAMPIONSHIP

After a slow start in this year’s league the EHS Squires Black improved in each game and came ready to play to defend their title in yesterday’s Championship game. While PMA Warriors started favorites, they struggled all game to play catch up basketball but managed to tie the game with just 4.8 seconds remaining to send it into overtime.more

ISL BOY'S JV SEMIS

The ISL Boy’s Junior Varsity semi finals have been played this week with PMA Warriors defeating EHS Squires White by 56-37 to advance to the final on Monday. They will meet up with last year’s champions EHS Squires Black who accounted for BMS in the other semi to the order of 56-30.more

RUDIMCH ENTERPRISES GBL DRAWING TO AN END

The Rudimch Enterprises Government / Business League (GBL) is getting close to play-off time and with just 3 weeks of round robin games to go, teams are fighting for positions to make the finals. With 12 teams in the Government Division and 13 in the Business Division approxmately 50% of teams still have a chance to make it to the play-offs.more

ISL COMMENCES FOR 2010-2011

The Inter Scholastic Leagues commenced this week with the first being the Boys Junior Varsity League. Six teams are competing this year for the bragging rights of Champion School, not to forget the trophy.more

GBL commences for 2010

The Rudimch Enterprises Government / Business League for 2010 commences this week. This year the number of teams has exceeded previous numbers with 12 in the Government division and 13 in the Business Division. Last year there were a total of 21 teams. The GBL provides the opportunity for players of all ages to compete in a fun filled league, but during the games the competition is very seriousmore

500TH REGISTERED MEMBER

Basketball Palau has reached 500 registered members in August. With the PBF Registration System starting earlier this year not all leagues have had the chance to be a part of the system as yet. With several leagues to commence before the end of this year it is anticipated that the 750th member will come along soon.more

MEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2010 Men's World Championships start tomorrow (Saturday 28th August) in Turkey. Palau will be represented at these Championships by our very own PBF President, Frank Kyota and PBF Advisor, Bill Keldermans.more

ARMY CAT TEAM DEPARTS

The Army CAT Team that has been on island for the past 6 months has departed back to the USA and the hand over to the new Seabees team was held last Friday at Camp Katuu. The general public attended the ceremony and sport was well represented by PNOC Staff.more

MBC PRESIDENT VISITS PALAU

Newly elected Micronesian Basketball Confederation (MBC) President, Mr Len Isotoff was in Palau this week and caught up with MBC Secretary-General "Topps" Sungino and PBF Advisor, Bill Keldermans.more

WEBSITE A BIG HIT

During August and the Micronesian Games, the Palau Basketball Federation website had a massive number of hits - OVER 30,000.more

NDP REVIEW MEETING

The first annual review meeting of the National Development Program (NDP) was held last night and attended by members of the National Program Committee (NPC), the PBF Executive and NDP Coaches. The meeting reviewed the first year of the NDP and made suggestions for next year's programs.more

MICRO GAMES WRAP UP

The basketball tournament at the 7th Micronesian Games was a huge success. All coaches agreed that the standard was the best seen within Micronesia for a long time. The decision by the Micronesian Basketball Confederation to resurrect the Micronesian basketball tournaments and include under age competitions should ensure that in Pohnpei in 2014 the standard should be even higher.more

MICRO GAMES FINAL DAY 9

Once again Guam showed the rest of Micronesia why they are the Champions in basketball for the region by winning gold in both women’s and men’s divisions at the 7th Micronesian Games. CNMI won silver in women and Palau took the bronze. In the men’s it was Kosrae with silver and RMI with bronze.more

MICRO GAMES DAY 8

In the game of the tournament Team RMI almost pulled off a shock defeat over Guam men in their semi-final. Chuuk men recorded their first win to beat CNMI to earn the right to play Pohnpei for 5/6th place. Palau women won bronze by defeating RMI and Kosrae men moved into the gold medal game against perennial rivals Guam by beating Palau.more

Micronesian Basketball Confederation reformed

At a meeting today during the Micronesian Games in Palau, representatives of participating countries reformed the Micronesian Basketball Confederation (MBC) and made several exciting decisions about the next few years to conduct basketball tournaments to help the development of the sport within the region.more

MICRO GAMES DAY 7

Guam and CNMI women have advanced to the gold medal game on Monday while RMI and Palau will compete for the bronze medal tomorrow. In the men’s division the semi-finalists are Guam and RMI and then Kosrae and Palau. Pohnpei finished 5th at the end of the rounds while CNMI came in 6th and Chuuk 7th.more

MICRO GAMES DAY 6

In the only women’s game RMI qualified for the semi-finals by defeating the young Chuuk team. RMI men overcame Chuuk to finish the round with a 3-3 win/loss score. Kosrae men were very disappointing against Guam and were never in the game. Palau continued their resurgence to beat Pohnpei in the final game of the day.more

MICRO GAMES DAY 5

Undefeated Kosrae men met a determined Palau team and suffered their first loss at the hands of the Palauans. Friday also brought the final round in the women’s division when CNMI accounted for RMI and Guam thrashed Chuuk. RMI men and CNMI battlehard in the first half before RMI gained the ascendancy. Chuuk and Pohnpei men were evenly matched for the first three quarters, but Pohnpei won.more

MICRO GAMES DAY 4

What a difference a day makes! From the very physical and sometimes out of control play allowed in the first 3 days, the games today were a complete about face by the referees with travels and fouls being called “at will” and the players responded with boring play and not prepared to run and play with aggression. Winners on the day were CNMI men, Kosrae men, Guam women,Guam men and Palau women.more

MICRO GAMES DAY 3

In the final game last night Palau men gave Guam one “helluva” fright by staying close all game to go down by just 7. The day got off to a great start with the tussle between RMI and Phonpei men with Pohnpei eventually getting the win. The Chuuk and CNMI women’s game was a blowout but the next game between Kosrae men and CNMI got the crowd roaring again. Palau women easily accounted for RMI.more

MICRO GAMES DAY 2

The second day of competition started with an exciting game between Chuuk and Kosrae men with Kosrae just taking the points. RMI women overwhelmed a less experience Chuuk team and RMI men had a real battle with Guam before Guam gained its usual supremacy. Guam and Palau women had a right battle before Guam just scraped in for the win. CNMI and Palau played a close game before CNMI won.more

MICRO GAMES DAY 1

The 7th Micronesian Games Basketball Tournament got off to a flying start for medal favourites Guam as their women’s team handing out a basketball lesson to RMI and the men’s team had a convincing win over a determined Chuuk team. Pohnpei men held off a final onslaught by CNMI and Palau women gave CNMI a double blow while Palau men suffered defeat against RMI.more

Oceania well represented at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games

Host organisers have just completed the installation of the official competition basketball court ahead of the Youth Olympic Games that gets underway on 14th August in Singapore. This event marks the debut of FIBA 33, the official 3 on 3 version of basketball.

Oceania will be represented by Australia girls, Vanuatu girls and New Zealand men. Players are aged under 18 and coaches under 35.more

ISLAND JAMS PASSES 1,000

It is just 5 years since the Biblical Ministries of Palau commenced their Island Jams 4 on 4 Tournament to provide an outreach program during the summer holidays for school aged children in Palau. Held in 3 locations each year they have increase in participation and now has exceeded 1,000 since its inception. Basketball Palau congratulates The Biblical Ministries Team on a magnificent job.more

HAMLET CLINICS A BIG SUCCESS

The past week has seen basketball skills clinics held in 4 Koror State Hamlets and in Airai State by the BMP All Stars. Well in excess of 200 players, male and female, received instruction in basic basketball skills from expert coaches in Ken Keltner and Jon Shane. The BMP All Star players added to the young players’ knowledge through their hands-on assistance during the clinics.more

BMP ALL STARS REIGN SUPREME

Despite winning their second round clash on Friday night by 1 point, the Palau Men’s Team went down to the BMP All Stars in the final game on Saturday by 57-51 points. Just as they did on Friday, Team Palau took the game right up to the more talented BMP Team, however, the continuing superb performance of BMP captain Kevin Keltner with 24 points was the difference between the teams.more

YOUTH TEAMS IN A THRILLER

In the first game of the second round of the Super League last night Youth Blue and Youth Yellow played a thriller right down to the last second. The difference in standard between their first encounter last Saturday and last night’s game was remarkable and the crowd responded to their display with lots of loud hoots and cheers.more

PALAU MEN GO DOWN FIGHTING

Last night’s game in the Men’s International Tournament was as good a game of basketball seen in Palau for many years. The National Men were always behind to the classy BMP All Stars, but fought on valiantly in the final quarter to go down by only 12 points (78-66 ). In the Women’s Super League the National Women had no trouble in accounting for an undermanned Youth Yellow Team.more

TEAM PALAU WINS BOTH GAMES

In their first games in this week’s Tournaments the National Women’s Team and the National Men’s Team came out winners. While the men had a comfortable win over the FBL All Stars, the Women had to fight to the end to overcome a determined Youth Blue Team.more

BMP HAMLET CLINICS START

The week-long series of Hamlet basketball clinics being conducted by the Biblical Ministries Team commenced today in Ngermid. Some 40 boys and girls attended to participate in basic basketball skills and later in some games.more

BMP HOST TEAM PALAU

On Sunday evening the Local Biblical Ministries Church hosted the National Men’s Team at a banquet at their Chapel in Ngerbodel. The idea was to provide an opportunity for the visiting BMP All Stars and the National Men’s Team to get together for some fellowship and exchange of cultures.more

BMP DEMOLISH FBL

In the opening game of the International Tournament the visiting BMP All Stars gave the Filipino (FBL) All Stars a basketball lesson by trouncing them 95 – 57. With a strong first quarter against a depleted FBL team who simply failed to have all their players there on time, the Biblical Ministries team led by 29 – 6 at the first break. If FBL Coach Peter Magbanua had any hair at all he surely womore

INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCED

At a media conference in Koror today, Basketball Palau announced details of their International Tournament for Men and the Super League for Women to be played next week. The International Tournament will feature the National Men’s Team and teams from the Philippines and from the USA. The Super League will comprise the National Women’s Team and teams from the National Youth Men’s and Women’s Squamore

ISLAND JAMS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

The annual Island Jams Basketball Tournaments have commenced for 2010. This is the fifth year of these tournaments which are organised by the team from Biblical Ministries of Palau. To date some 700 players have passed through these Camps and some from 2006 are now members of our National Team.more

ISLANDERS CROWNED NBL CHAMPS FOR 2010

The Peleliu Islanders have taken out the 2010 NBL Championship by winning the 3rd game of the 3 game final series last night over Team MEDA. Going into the last game with one win a piece, it was a close encounter throughout with neither team prepared to give an inch.more

MORE COACHES ACCREDITED

Following the recent National Men's and Women's Youth Squad Camps a further 7 coaches have been acredited as Level 1 coaches. Apart from 1, the balance are players from the National Women's Squad program.more

YOUTH WOMEN’S CAMP STARTS TODAY

Under Head Coach Happy Fritz the National Youth Women’s Squad has commenced their program for 2010 with a week-long camp. Just like the Youth Men they will be on court for 2 x 3 hour sessions each day from Monday to Friday. The teaching of individual and basic team skills is the main aim of the camp.more

NBL FINALS UNDER WAY

Team MEDA finished on top of the rounds and take on 10th placed Styxers in the elimination rounds of the NBL starting tonight. 2nd placed Islanders will meet 9th placed Rivals at the other end of the draw. Once past the initial elimination series the finals will become a best of 3 games from thereon.more

NATIONAL YOUTH MEN’S SQUAD CAMP CONCLUDES

The National Youth Men’s Squad was in camp all last week as the first step in their 2010 program. Head Coach Ziske Asanuma and Assistant Coach Jesse Sumor lead the sessions, assisted by the NDC. The sessions comprised mostly individual and team skills that the players were requested to go home and practice.more

YTS GROUP VISIT PELELIU

The YTS group made a special trip to Peleiu on Monday to conduct a series of basketball clinics for local children. The 1 ½ hour boat ride also gave the group an opportunity to see the famous Rock Islands on their way back. Accompanied by NBDO Topps Sungino and other Koror basketball players, the group entertained the local kids with some dunking and ball skills.more

YTS ALL STARS TAKE OUT THE SUPER LEAGUE

The “tall timber” of the YTS All Star team in 7 foot Todd Fuller and 6’9” David Wood proved the difference in the final of the Super League for Men played last Friday night against Team Palau. In a tight first quarter it was the Palau National Team that started well and held the lead for most of the period.more

YTS TEAM GOES TO JAIL

Last night the YTS Team went across to the Koror Jail to spend some time with the inmates. David Wood, Todd Fuller and Dan Dix all shared stories and moments from their lives that provided messages to the inmates that might help them in their daily lives.more

SUPER LEAGUE REACHES FINALS

The Super League finishes tonight after a week of solid competition. The favourites YTS All Stars will take on the Palau National Team for 1st place and the FBL All Stars will play the NBL All Stars for 3rd place. In last night’s semi-finals Team Palau easily accounted for the Filipino All Stars and YTS overcame the NBL All Stars to reach the final.more

YTS PLAYER CLINICS COMMENCE

The player clinics for kids kicked off today with the 7-12 ages from 9-11.00am and the older ages of 13-17 from 2-4.00pm. YTS Coaches David Wood (6’(9“) and Todd Fuller (7 feet) stood out among the kids but seemed to have as much fun as their young charges. The players from the Elite Camp were the coaches for the sessions and fitted in well to their jobs.more

YTS ALL STARS FINISH ON TOP

After the completion of the rounds it was the YTS All Stars who topped the ladder, followed by the Palau National Team and FBL All Stars and then the NBL All Stars. Former NBA player, Todd Fuller, continued to pile on points and after 3 games has amassed a total of 81 points at an average of 27 per game. Tonight it is semi-finals as teams fight for a place in the top play-off game.more

FBL WIN ON BUZZER BEATER

In the second game last night between the FBL All Stars and NBL All Stars the result was always going to be a matter of pride as both teams were without a win, however it was the Filipino men that won right on the buzzer. In the early game the Palau National Team took the game right up to the YTS All Stars and their BIG former NBA players, to go down by just 7 points.more

SUPER LEAGUE KICKS OFF IN STYLE

The large crowd from the Filipino Community who came to the National Gym for the main game last night did not come to cheer for their compatriots but to OOH and AAH at the size and power of former NBA players Todd Fuller and David Wood in the game between the FBL All Stars and YTS All Stars.more

YTS ELITE CAMP UNDER WAY

The YTS Elite Camp commenced yesterday with some 30 members of the National Youth Squads. YTS Coaches David Wood and Todd Fuller took the players through individual skills and some team skills. Comments from the players following the first day ranged from GREAT to AWESOME!more

YTS BACK IN PALAU AGAIN

Following their very successful visit to Palau in 2005, the Youth Team Sports group have arrived back in Palau to conduct their basketball clinics with ongoing messages about the qualities in life that we should all strive for. Coaches David Wood and Todd Fuller are former NBA players and Dan Dix, the team Leader, is a former international baseball coach.more

SUPER LEAGUE ANNOUNCED

Basketball Palau held a media conference today to release details of their new Men’s Super League to be played next week. . The Men’s Super League will feature All Star Teams from the NBL and FBL as well as a visiting Youth Team Sports All Star Team from the USA and the National Men’s Team. The team from the USA will feature 2 former NBA players.more

NATIONAL SQUADS OUTFITTED

PBF President, Frank Kyota, presented each player in the National Men’s and Women’s Squads with their reversible practice shirt last night before practice. Joining Mr Kyota in the presentation, watched by local media, was Vice President Topps Sungino, Secretary/Treasurer Kiruu Kuartie and Advisor Bill Keldermans. The lettering on the shirt says- BASKETBALL PALAU NDP - Athletes with Attitudemore

NATIONAL COACHES ACKNOWLEDGED

The National Men’s and Women’s Coaches and their wives were treated to a dinner on Friday evening by the PBF Executive. President Frank Kyota addressed the coaches and thanked them for their contribution to date, at the same time suggesting that the real hard work was still ahead to prepare the teams for the Micronesian Games in 2 months time. President Kyota also offered a special thanks to themore

RYAN BURNS IN PALAU

FIBA Oceania ZDO Ryan Burns is in Palau this week conducting courses for volunteers to assist with the basketball tournament for the Micronesian Games. This is Ryan’s first visit to PARADISE and he was quickly into work conducting courses for statisticians and administrators, but not without first visiting the famous Rock Islands.more

NATIONAL YOUTH SQUADS SELECTED

The next step has been taken in the NDP (National Development Program) player development program with the selection of players to the National Youth Squads. Some 40 players in total have been selected into the National Youth Men’s Squad and the National Youth Women’s Squad.more

HEART TO HEART

Members of the National Men’s and Women’s Squads have been feeling their heart rate a lot more recently. As part of their education in achieving a higher level of physical fitness, all players now regularly take their heart rate following exercise. Heart rates are recorded and players encouraged to lift theirs above 180 beats per minutes for all exercise.more

PLAYERS ENCOUNTER OBSTACLES

Last weekend the National Men’s and Women’s squads completed an obstacle course at the National Gymnasium. Starting at 5.30am with warm-up and stretching, the players were divided into teams to compete for the fastest time around the course.more

ISL BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP TO SDA KINGS

The SDA Elementary Boys team, the Kings, has won back to back Championships in the ISL Boys League by defeating Meyuns Elementary School Dolphins for the second year. In what was a most exciting game of high standard, the Kings trailed for all the game except in the final quarter when it really counted.more

KA'BONG TAKES ABL TITLE

Ka'bong has won the play-offs to be crowned Champion team of the inaugural ABL (Amateur Basketball League). However, it was not a clean sweep as many had predicted as Ididers took game 3 of the 5 game play-off series to cause some concern in the Ka'bong ranks. Team Ka'bong won games 1 and 2 and then took out a closely fought 4th game to clinch the title.more

ABL REACHES FINALS

After the best of 3 game semi-finals, teams Ka’bong and Ididers have earned their chance to emerge as champions. It took 3 games for each team to win their semi, so it wasn’t an easy trip to the play-offs. MEDA managed to take 1 game off Ka’bong and as did High Tide against Ididers.more

NATIONAL SQUADS ENJOY VARIETY

The National Men’s and Women’s Squads have enjoyed a number of variations in their training schedule these past two weeks. With a long period of conditioning being undertaken, providing variety in the programs is essential to maintaining interest and motivation. The recent schedule has had plyometrics, circuit training and water aerobics as well as a track meet with the Athletics Team.more

AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR

Shock! Horror! After the single elimination series for the finals of the ABL, the final four does not contain several of the expected finalists. Heavyweights Peched and Surangel Kings have been eliminated by Ididers and High Tide respectively. This means that the 2nd and 3rd best after the rounds are out! Favourite Ka’bong now looks a certainty to capture the inaugural crown of the ABL competimore

MES Lady Dolphins champs again

Meyuns Elementary School (MES) Lady Dolphins are the ISL Elementary School Girls Champions again after defeating George B Harris (GBH) Elementary School in last Friday’s championship game at the Palau National Gymnasium. In a good standard game that see-sawed in each quarter, the Lady Dolphins managed to control the final quarter to run out winners by 40-33.more

ABL FINALS SET TO START

As predicted Ka'bong finished on top of the ladder after all rounds were completed and remained undefeated throught the rounds. Peched and Surangel Kings finished on equal points but Peched went to second on their defeat of the Surangel team.more

BASKETBALL LEVEL1 ADMINISTRATION COURSE

A successful Basketball Level I Administration Course was conducted by a Palau Basketball Federation NDC and participated by various sport federation, organization and government agencies.more

KA'BONG FIRM FAVORITES FOR ABL TITLE

Ka'bong has confirmed their favoritism for the ABL title with a win over their closest rivals, Peched, on Friday night. With a strong dispaly in the first quarter to lead by 10 points, Ka'bong came home even stronger in the 4th to win 103 to 76.more

FILIPINO LEAGUE OPENS FOR 2010

It may have been Valentine’s Day but the 10 teams who lined up for the opening of the 2010 Filipino Basketball League(Sunday 14th) showed no signs of “love” as they competed for the valued trophy of best uniform and best muse. The league for 2010 was officially opened by Ambassador Ramoncito S Marino of the Philippines Embassy. Hanpa Cardinals won best team uniform and Axe Choppers won best musemore

FIBA OCEANIA INFO DISTRIBUTED

Basketball Palau recently received a lot of valuable information from the FIBA Oceania Office on a memory stick. The information relates to Administration, Coaching, Olympic Solidarity, the Score Table and Statistics Manual. This information has been distributed to 6 local Elementary Schools as part of the upcoming ISL Elementary Schools Competition, to assist school coaches in the outer states.more

THREE TEAMS CLEAR OUT IN ABL

Three teams have shot out clear of the rest of the field in the ABL. Ka’bong remain undefeated on 26 points after 13 games, while Peched and Surangel Kings have joined them on 26 points but have played 1 game more to date. Breakers hold outright 4th place on 23 points (14 games) and 3 teams are tied on 22 points, MEDA, On Fire and High Tide, however, MEDA still have 2 games in hand.more

EMMAUS HIGH JUNIOR VARSITY CHAMPIONS

Emmaus High School (EHS) Squires won the 2010 ISL Junior Varsity Championship for boys in a thriller on Friday afternoon. In a close encounter throughout Emmaus Black just got home against a determined Belau Modekngei School (BMS) Raptors team by 2 points – 60-58. The NDC and NBDO watched the game enthralled at the skill and knowledge displayed by these young men.more

NGAREMLENGUI PLAYERS CLINIC

NBDO Topps Sungino and National Women’s Assistant Coach Logan Ngiriou visited the State of Ngaremlengui last week to conduct a players clinic for boys and girls in grades 5-8. Some 28 players turned up along with several teachers. Ngaremlengui has an excellent court facility with covered stands and bleachers and the only hand carved score table in Palau.more

ON TRACK

Team Palau athletics track star, Leon Mengloi, has been working with the National Men’s and Women’s Squads this past week teaching the technique of running. Prior to their fitness program each day, Leon has been taking the players through several track drills to improve their stride length.more

250TH REGISTERED MEMBER

The 250th registered member of Basketball Palau’s new National Registration System is C-Boy Adelabi who plays with the Peched team in the ABL. C-Boy is also a member of the National Men’s Squad.more

CONDITIONING PROGRAM RECOMMENCES

Following a 4 week active rest period, the National Men’s and Women’s Squads have recommenced their strength program this week and started into their fitness program. Hopefully the experience of Boot Camp this month will educate the players into lifting their work rate and challenging themselves further.more

MELEKEOK KIDS ENJOY BASKETBALL CLINICS

Over the past two Saturday’s during the National Men’s and Women’s Squads Boot Camps, the school kids from Melekeok Elementary School had the opportunity to attend clinics from 4-5.30pm with the national squad players and coaches. Not only did the kids have fun, but so did the players and coaches.more

WE SURVIVED BOOT CAMP 2010

This past weekend it was the Women’s Squad turn to attend Boot Camp. Following the same program as the Men, they were happy by Sunday afternoon to have SURVIVED! The new Army Unit of the CAT team provided much of the physical sessions for the weekend and pushed the players to their limit. Players were greeted to Camp by the sign – WELCOME TO CAMP CRUELTY – where we make your life hell!more

KA’BONG STILL SUPREME IN ABL

Ka’bong are looking the team to beat in the ABL at present. With 10 games played and an unbeaten record, they are the only team to remain unbeaten. The next few weeks see the ladder leaders facing several of the top teams and so their unbeaten run will face challenges.more

COACHING CERTIFICATES AWARDED

PBF Vice President, Kazuki “Topps” Sungino presented certificates to the coaches who recently completed the Level 1 Coaching Course. These are the first certificates to be presented under Basketball Palau’s new National Accreditation Scheme (NAS).more

BOOT CAMP A HUGE SUCCESS

The National Men’s Squad has been in Boot Camp this past weekend and SURVIVED! Leaving Koror at 5.00am on Saturday fresh and eager, it was a very different group that returned at 4.00pm on Sunday, tired and sore but alive! The physical sessions conducted by the US Navy Seabees were a highlight of the Camp and took the players to their physical and mental limits.more

KA’BONG CLEAR LEADERS IN ABL

After six weeks of the ABL competition, team Ka’bong have emerged as clear leaders with 8 wins and nil losses. Also after 8 games Surangel Kings are in second place on 15 points, followed by Peched and Airwaves on 14 points. Breakers are next on 13 points but still have a game to catch up.more

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM BASKETBALL PALAU

We at Basketball Palau wish all our players, coaches, referees, score table officials and administrators, as well as all our basketball friends around Oceania, a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS.more

TWO TIME OLYMPIAN ADDRESSES THE NDP SQUADS

Prior to the Sports Nutrition education session on Friday 18th December, two time Palau Olympian, Peoria Koshiba addressed the players and coaches of the National Squads on her preparation for the Olympics in Sydney and Beijing.
The following is her story and a worthwhile read for all athletes wanting to achieve their ultimate goals.more

SECOND FITNESS TEST COMPLETED

The final session in a busy weekend for the National Men’s and Women’s Squads was the second fitness test conducted on Saturday afternoon. With a far better turnout (under threats of immediate deletion from the squad), the test provided an incentive for most to attend.more

NATIONAL SQUADS HIT THE WATER

Early last Saturday morning at 6.00am the National Men’s and Women’s Squad completed a Pool Recovery session at the Palau Swimming Pool. Such sessions are scheduled throughout the next year as a part of the squad’s strength program and a way of bonding with each other. The morning’s session comprised both physical exercise and some fun and was followed by an early breakfast at the adjoin sheltermore

NDP SQUADS EDUCATION EVENING

The National Men’s and Women’s Squads had their second education evening on Friday 18th at the PHS Resource Centre. The subject for this session was SPORTS NUTRITION. Prior to the session on Sports Nutrition, the players and coaches were addressed by Peoria Koshiba, currently the Development Officer for Palau Athletic s, and a two time Olympian at both Sydney and Beijing (see her story on this wmore

ABL LEADERS START TO STAND OUT

With just 3 weeks of the ABL played, we already have teams standing out as contenders for the top positions in the league. K’bong, Breakers and MEDA lead the way on 8 points from 4 wins and no losses, with Ka’bong just ahead on for and against percentage with 132.31% to Breakers 121.16% and MEDA’s 114.84%.more

ABL COMMENCES

The new Amateur Basketball League (ABL) has commenced and is now entering its second week of competition. The PBF decided to form the ABL to separate it from the National Basketball League (NBL) so that the NBL stands alone as the premier and elite competition of basketball in Palau. The teams participating in the ABL were formerly those in the second division of the NBL.more

Knights retain ISL crown

Defending champion Emmaus High School Knights kept its focus as they managed to retain their title as champions of the 2009 Inter-Scholastic League boy’s varsity basketball league.more

Galaxy Builders wins Rudimch Government/Business League

Team Galaxy Builders showed its eagerness to win the coveted title as they defeated Ministry of Education (MOE) I Spiders, 61-54 to officially close the 2009 Rudimch Government/Business basketball league played last November 13 at the Palau National gym.more

WU takes FBL title

Western Union showed its hunger for its first title as they defeated last year’s runner-up team Rangers, 75-67 to win the championship crown of the 2009 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) on November 8 at the Palau National gym.more

LEVEL 1 COACHING COURSE CONCLUDES

The recent Level 1 Coaching Course has concluded after 5 weekends of long days. The coaches spent some 18 hours on court covering basic individual and team skills, as well as basic team offences and defences. Then the coaches had 12 hours in the classroom on sports general subjects.more

NDP COACHES GET TOUGH

The National Men’s and Women’s coaches met this week to finalize the 2010 National Squads. Several players who had been selected were cut due to their non replies to letters and 4 men and 2 women who accepted their position in the squads but have not been attending sessions have also been cut. Several players were unavailable due to other commitments and will be considered for future squads.more

NDP COMMITTEES NAMED

Basketball Palau has appointed the balance of the various sub committees to conduct the NDP. Each committee is responsible for a part of the conduct of the National Development Program (NDP), including the education of players, coaches, referees, score table officials and statisticians.more

TOPPS FOR PRESIDENT?

In this week’s Koror State elections our much loved and respected NBDO,Kazuki “Topps” Sungino, scored the second highest number of votes of the 19 candidates standing for the one of the 5 positions of Legislator “at large”.more

FIRST FITNESS TEST FOR NATIONAL SQUADS

The first fitness test for the National Men’s and Women’s Squads was held on Saturday 7th November at the Palau National Gymnasium. While the attendance was far from satisfactory, results showed what the coaches had been suspecting – players lack in leg strength and flexibility.more

NDP COACHES FIRST MEETING

The National Men’s and Women’s Squad coaches held their first monthly meeting last Friday to review the NDP Squad Program to date and report on activities during the past month. The mood of the coaches was one of enthusiasm for the program and while they highlighted a few areas of concern, they remain positive about this new direction for Basketball Palau.more

NDP SQUADS ENJOY A WEEKS REST

The National Men’s and Women’s Squads have an Active Rest week this coming week as part of their Conditioning Program. The program has a 4 week rotation, with 3 weeks of work followed by an Active Rest week for recovery. The strength program continues on Monday 9th November.more

NATIONAL SQUADS HIT THE WEIGHT GYM

The Women’s and Men’s National Squad players have started into their strength program this week. Through the generosity of the Koror State Government the players are using the Koror State Gym on 4 mornings from 5.15 – 6.30am free of charge. Each squad has two morning sessions each week.more

BASKETBALL PALAU NATIONAL SQUADS MEETING

The first meeting of the National men’s and Women’s squads was held on Saturday 10th October at the PHS Multi-purpose Hall. The meeting was opened by PBF Vice President, Mr Topps Sungino, who welcomed the players and coaches and outlined the changes that the PBF had adopted to improve the standard of basketball in Palau.more

Rudimch Government/Business League: Spiders, Cops beat rivals

Teams Ministry of Education (MOE I) Spiders and Ministry of Justice-Cops continued with their winning ways as they defeated respective rivals in the ongoing 2009 Rudimch Government/Business basketball league at the Palau National gym.more

Jaguars drub Slashers, 118-80

J-Trading Jaguars displayed their deadly defense as they went on to drub Palau Ilonggo Association (PIA) Slashers, 118-80 Sunday to earn a semifinals spot in the 2009 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.more

LEVEL 1 COACHING COURSE ANNOUNCED

The second coaching course to be conducted under Basketball Palau's NDP will be a Level 1 course conducted through October and November. This course is being aimed at school teachers, college students, high school students as well as local league coaches and players.more

FIRST EVER MEDIA CONFERENCE FOR BASKETBALL

Basketball Palau conducted its first media conference this week to release details of their new Development Plan, their National Development Program (NDP) and the appointment of the National Coaches for 2009-2011. The conference was a huge success with representation from the local press, radio and TV attending.more

NATIONAL COACHES APPOINTED

Basketball Palau was inundated with applications for positions within their National Men’s and Women’s Squads and as a result has been able to appoint several coaches. At this week’s meeting, the PBF Board ratified the selection of the coaches to the National Men’s and Women’s Squads for 2009-2011, as approved by the National Program Committee.more

LEVEL 2 COACHING COURSE COMPLETED

The first course to be conducted under Basketball Palau’s new National Development Program (NDP) has concluded. The Level 2 Coaching Course attracted 15 registrations, however only 10 of these actually attended the course. Of these, only 7 completed sufficient units to qualify as having completed the theory part of this course.more

NEW SYSTEMS TO HELP BASKETBALL PALAU

At their monthly meeting this week, the PBF Board adopted a number of systems to ensure the success of their new Development Plan. In addition they approved the balance of the various sub committees that will be responsible for the conduct of areas within the National Development Program (NDP).more

Rudimch Government/Business League: Shark Attack, Cops score wins

Defending champion Palau Pacific Resort (PPR) Shark Attack and team MOJ Cops scored separate victories against foes in the ongoing elimination rounds of the 2009 Rudimch Government/Business basketball league at the Palau National gym.more

Western Union, Bulls renew rivalry

It will be a fierce battle this Sunday when title contender Western Union tries to settle unfinished business with newcomer Ilocandia Bulls in the resumption of the 2009 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.more

Island Rhythm notches 1st win

After faltering in its season debut, Island Rhythm found its groove as they managed to beat Palasia Hotel, 68-65 Friday night in the Business Division of the ongoing 2009 Rudimch Government/Business basketball league at the Palau National gym.more

Western Union ties league’s best record

Title-contender Western Union sent a strong message that they are the team to watch this season after beating PIA Slashers, 101-92 Sunday in the ongoing 2009 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.more

Shark Attack opens campaign with a win

Defending champion Palau Pacific Resort (PPR) Shark Attack started its title retention campaign with a victory over Fish and Fins, 88-75 Tuesday night at the start of the 2009 Rudimch Government/Business basketball league at the Palau National gym.more

Western Union, Jaguars meet foes in action on Sunday

Tournament darkhorse Western Union and J-Trading Jaguars both eye a formality to the playoff round when they take on separate foes Sunday in the ongoing elimination round of the 2009 Filipino Basketball League (FBL) at the Palau National gym.more

LEVEL 2 COACHING COURSE COMMENCES

PBF President, Frank Kyota, opened the first of the coaching courses under the new National Development Program on Friday night. The level 2 course has attracted a total of 15 registrations and will be conducted during the next 5 weeks. Mr Kyota stressed that the PBF had identified the area of coaching as requiring major improvement for basketball in Palau.more

Rudimch league to tip off on August 17

The lists of participating teams have been announced by organizers for the much awaited 2009 Rudimch Government/Business basketball league which is set to tip off on August 17 at the Palau National gym.more

PBF PRESENTS DEVELOPMENT PLAN TO PNOC

The President of the Palau Basketball Federation, Mr Frank Kyota, recently presented Basketball Palau’s new Development Plan to the Secretary General of the Palau National Olympic Committee, Ms Baklai Temengil. The presentation was also attended by Mr Topps Sungino, the Vice President of the PBF and also NBDO for Basketball Palau.more

BELAU GAMES VOLUNTEERS REWARDED

Last night Basketball Palau rewarded the many volunteers from the Belau Games Basketball Tournament with a dinner at the Rock Island Café. The Vice President of PBF, Topps Sungino congratulated the volunteers on their attitude and work ethic though the tournament. The volunteers are in the 13-16 age group and will be a valuable resource for future tournaments.more

BELAU GAMES ROUND UP

A colourful closing ceremony at the Athletic track on Saturday brought to an end the 7th Belau National Games. Athletes, officials and administrators all agreed that this was the best Games ever and they are already looking forward to the next Belau Youth Games to be held in March next year.more

BELAU GAMES MEDAL ROUND DAY 8

A huge crowd packed the National Gym last night to see a magnificent and exciting game of basketball when Koror defeated last Games champions, Peleliu, to take the gold in the men’s division. Peleliu took gold in women’s by defeating Ngaremlengui in another close encounter. A wonderful ending to a great tournament.more

BELAU GAMES SEMI-FINALS DAY 7

Peleliu men’s and women’s teams have the chance to repeat last Games gold medal wins by advancing to the final tomorrow. Koror finished Melekeok’s unbeaten run by also advancing to the final. Peleiu women are the only unbeaten team in the competition and will face Ngaremlengui in the gold medal game.more

BELAU GAMES DAY 6

Quarter final day brought few surprises. The result that pundits didn’t see was the defeat of Ngaremlengui by Ngchesar to advance to the semi-finals. Peleiu and Koror advanced as expected, while Melekeok had a real struggle to overcome Sonsorol. In the women’s division Peleliu finished top, followed by Koror, Ngaremlengui and Ngchesar. Sonsorol defeated Anguar to advance to the men's quarters.more

BELAU GAMES DAY 5

Just when you think it cannot get any better – it does! Last night’s main game was a thriller! Fighting for top spot in pool A, Melekeok and Koror went at it from the beginning. In a nail biting finish Melekeok got up by the narrowest of margins, 69-68. Today is men’s quarter final day and all teams are looking to advance to the semi-finals tomorrow.more

BELAU GAMES DAY 4

Day 4 brought some classic clashes and the “top game of the tournament” so far. In today’s games the fight is on for top places in each pool. In Men’s Pool A Melekeok need to win over Koror to clinch top spot. In Men’s Pool B the result between Ngarechelong and Ngaremlengui could decide 1st place in their pool and in the Women’s Division a win by Koror over Ngchesar could clinch the top spot.more

VOLUNTEERS MAKE IT WORK

A basketball tournament needs many volunteers to make it work successfully and the Belau Games basketball Tournament is blessed with lots of assistance form volunteers. From the gym rats who clean the floor and the gym to the young ladies who conduct the systems that allow the games to be on time and provide statistical information for the teams, Basketball Palau says a BIG SULANG!more

BELAU GAMES DAY 3

With just 2 days of rounds to go we find Peleliu and Melekeok on equal standings in Men’s Pool A and Ngaremlengui leading in Pool B. In the Women’s division, Peleliu is out in front. Today’s games in Men’s Pool B, the result between Ngarchelong and Anguar will decide who ends up in 3rd and 4th in their pool. The men's pool A game with Koror and Ngchesar looks like being a real thriller.more

BELAU GAMES DAY 2

Day 2 started with a very good game of basketball, showcasing some of the height that Palau has and then continued with 2 more men’s and women’s games. The crowds continued to flock to the gym to support their states and noise levels at times were rather ear shattering. After day 2 Peleliu is leading men's pool A, Ngaremlengui men's pool B and Peleliu the women.more

BELAU GAMES DAY 1

Our first full day of competition brought some classic clashes and renewal of old rivalries. With women’s games in the morning session and men’s during the evening session the day was set for lots of entertainment and the teams did not disappoint. The spectator attendance continued to be large and vocal. One disappointment was the late withdrawal of the Ngarchelong women’s team.more

BELAU GAMES UNDER WAY

Following a colourful and entertaining opening ceremony for the 7th Belau Games last night at the National Gymnasium, the first game of the basketball tournament got under way. Last Games finalists, Peleliu and Melekeok, took past battles to another level. Before a large and noisy crowd, Melekeok turned the tables on their last result to win in an exciting overtime game by 1 point – 88-87.more

FORTHCOMING LEVEL 2 COACHING COURSE

The first coaching course to be held under the new National Development Program (NDP) will commence on Friday 14th August. The Level 2 Coaching Course comprises some 35 hours and the course provides NBL coaches and formerly accredited Level 1 Coaches the opportunity to gain more knowledge. The course is a practically orientated course during which coaches will be able to share knowledge.more

BASKETBALL PALAU CALLS FOR NATIONAL COACHES

With the adoption of the new National Development Program (NDP), Basketball Palau has taken immediate steps to find the National Women’s and National Men’s Coaches and Managers for the next 2 years. With the Micronesian Games coming in July next year, the plan for the senior national squads needs to be implemented on time.more

PBF ADOPT NEW DEVELOPMENT PLAN

The Palau Basketball Federation this week adopted a new Development Plan for the next 4 years that is designed to take basketball in Palau to new heights. The Plan comprises two main areas – some restructure to the administration of the PBF to ensure good management of the Plan and the adoption of a National Development Program (NDP) that will help achieve the goals of the Plan.more

FBL ALL STAR GAME FOR 2009

The mid season break in the Filipino Basketball League brought up the annual All Star Game and the other usual highlights of entertainment. The FBL All Stars were pitted against the Nationals Team (a select team of young players from the National Youth Men's Squad) in this year's game. The Nationals compete each week in the FBL.more
All Star 5 Girls

SUMMER JUNIOR CAMP A SUCCESS

Basketball Palau's Summer Junior Camp for 12-15 year old boys and girls concluded last week and was a big success. During the Camp, several players were identified for next year's National Development Program. The Camp was well supported by local school coaches and teachers as well as National Coaches and players.more

TAIWAN NAVY SINKS IN PALAU

The Palau National Gym was alive and jumping last night as some 400 sailors from the Taiwan Navy invaded the gym to cheer on their team playing against a select team from the National Youth Men's Squad. The gym was filled with trumpets and drums and much noise as the large Taiwan crowd tried to spur their team onto to victory. The game was started with a ball toss by the Ambassador for Taiwan.more

Congratulations Palau basketball volunteers and players

The staff of FIBA Oceania would like to congratulate the volunteers, staff, players, officals and fans who are helping develop basketball in Palau. It is a pleasure to read your website and to see so much happening in the basketball world.

The first edition of the FIBA Oceania Bulletin for 2009 can be downloaded by clicking the 'more' button. Read what is happening in other Oceania countries.more
Opening Ceremony

2009 FBA Season Begins

The 2009 FBA season began on March 1st with a spectacular opening ceremony. There are 10 teams participating in the 2009 Season. Click here to view the schedule.more
PBF and Fiba Oceania donates basketballs during opening cermony

2009 Elementary School competition opening ceremony

The opening ceremony was held at the Palau National Gym on Monday, February 9. All the participating team from both the girls and boys division attended the brief ceremony. Topps Sungino gave the opening remarks while Alex Kaluu gave the closing remarks. The players and coaches were briefed on the importance of the rules and objectives of the program. Games resumed after the ceremony between the top 2 teams from last season.more
Meyuns Elementary School Lady Dolphins 2009 Girls Elementary School Champions

2009 Elementary School Girls Competition

The Girls competition commenced on Monday, February 9 and concluded on Friday, February 20. Four schools out of the 5 elementary schools in Koror participated in the competition. KES Lady Stars, GBH Lady Smuuch, MES Lady Dolphins and SDA Queens. Games were held at the Palau National Gym on Mondays to Fridays starting at 3:30 to 5:00 pm.more
Emmaus High School Team Green and White Squires

ISL Boys Junior Varsity concludes

The 2008-09 high schools Interscholastic School League (ISL) concludes in an exciting double overtime finale to close the season.more
Talent Identification Program Trainers

SOSDI Talent Identification Program

Palau National Olympic Committee through a grant from Olympic Solidarity became eligible to receive support from the Oceania Foundation based in Melbourne. Additional funding from Samsung were also available to further enhance the knowledge for training local individuals in testing and training technologies in an attempt to bridge the gap between what is available in Australia and throughout the Pacific Islands.more
High Chief Reklai Bao Ngirmang Opening ceremony remarks

PBF members attend PNOC Stategy workshop

The PNOC strategy workshop for 2009-2016 was held in the state of Melkeok from January 9 to 11. All member federations under the umbrella of the NOC were invited to attend the 3 days workshop. Members of the Palau Basketball Federation present were; Bill Keldermans, Frank Kyota, Kazuki Topps Sungino, Jubilee Kuartei. Selected Coaches from the federation were, Radley Kazuma, Logan Ngiriou and Rayson King. All the participants were instrumental in helping the NOC in developing a strategic plan that best suits the interest of all sports federations and everyone involved. High Chief Reklai Rafael Bao Ngirmang attended the program and gave his opening remarks during the opening ceremony. He also hosted a closing ceremony dinner for everyone and thanked Secretary General Baklai Temengil for her excellent leadership in developing this workshop to formalize a plan for all to fallow for the next 8 years.more

Jailhouse 3 on 3 New Year tournament

The Jaihouse 3 on 3 New Year tournament finishes the year with a last second 3 point desperation shot from Team Assasins the win over Blue Corner team.more
ISL Girls Varsity Champions Team PHS Lady Spiders

Interscholastic School League (ISL) programs

Boys and Girls ISL High School programs concludes with Palau High School Lady Spiders winning the Girls division and Emmaus High School winning the Boys division.more
Shell Palau again shows their financial support

Shell National Basketball League 2008-09 Season be

The 2008-09 Shell National Basketball League season commences with 28 teams. Shell Palau again shows their support for the development of the game by contributing $ 15,000.00 to sponsor the NBL and the Palau Basketball Federation youth and national teams programs.more
Fiba Oceania meets with Koror State Government Youth Division

A rare visit from FIBA and Fiba Oceania management

FIBA Development Director Mr. Zoran Radovic and Fiba Oceania Secretary General Mr. Steve Smith and Fiba Oceania Development Manager visits Palau.more
Team Palau marches in the closing ceremony

Oceania 19U Youth Tournament

Palau Attends Oceania Youth Tournament in Guam on September 27 to October 5.more
NBDO with FIBA Executives

A Beijing Olympic Experience

NBDO Kazuki Topps Sungino gets an apportunity to visit China and experience first hand, basketball competition at it's highest level.more
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