RMI Basketball News
In the High School's catergory, defending champion COOP (Mad Dawg) re-claim their crown with the victory over the Marshall Islands High School squad.
See related photos. Photo: Rickiano Antibasmore
Photo: Constitution Day Basketball Champion team LAE. See related photo gallery. Photo: Hilary Hosiamore
In the photo: 12-under teams Bad Boys and Seven 11 playing on July 4. See related PHOTO GALLERY.more
Photo: The only girl in the boys' league, Elise Heran gets the upper hand on tipoff of the opening game. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: Champion OTEC with Ministry of Health officials handing over the winning prize. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: MWSC looks to score against the Rockcrushers (green uniforms) during 3x3 action. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: Rockcrushers' Kenneth Kramer (green shirt) drives against MWSC. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: The view from the score table at Lojkar court, home of Veterans 3x3 basketball. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: A screenshot of the stories featured on fiba.com May 8, with the Marshall Islands story at right.more
Photo: Rockcrushers (green uniforms) held on to defeat MWSC at Lojkar court. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: OTEC's David Paul (with ball) is defended by Rockcrushers' Bobby Muller.more
Photo: Hot-shooting Rockcrushers' Jackey Salomon.more
Photo: Do It Best's Robert Pinho takes aim at the basket.more
Photo: Team Do It Best.more
Photo: Lae's Lajji Maddison takes a free throw against Team Majuro 4/17/2015. Photo: Giff Johnson.more
Photo: Lae point guard Lajji Maddison scores on a drive during a game with Pohnpei. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo:Team Lae's Nathaniel 'Baby' Lometo shoots against Team Pohnpei in tournament action. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: Team Majuro (blue) tries to block a shot by Kiribati in first day action. Photo: Hilary Hosiamore
Photo: Team Pohnpei.more
In the photo: Team Pohnpei.more
Photo: Rockcrushers (from left) Tony Muller, Jackie Salomon and Bobby Muller.more
Photo: Play during the Veterans 3on3 tournament held in September/October 2014.more
Photos: Team Do It Best (green shirts); Team Rock Crushers. Photos: Giff Johnsonmore
Photo: Majuro school officials with Coach Tom and Ambassador Tom, seated middle. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photos: Coach Tom Newell in action in Majuro.more
Photo: Coach Tom Newell works with Majuro high school players during a clinic program in 2013.more
Photo: Coach Newell in action.more
Photo: Coach Tom Newell works with Majuro players during an earlier visit to the Marshall Islands. Photo: Giff Johnson.more
Photo: Team Rock Crushers, from left: Jackey Salomon, Kenneth Kramer, Tony Muller, Bobby Muller and James Matayoshi.more
Photo: Do It Best's Robert Pinho looks for room to pass around OTEC's Justin Hazel and Jerry Nathan.more
Photo: Rock Crushers (yellow) have beaten Do It Best twice by close margins during the tournament.more
Photo: In pool play, Rock Crushers (green) defeated Do It Best. The two teams face off again Tuesday at Lojkar. Photo: Giff Johnsonmore
Photo: Majuro Coop School players (red) get a fast break going against Woja Elementary. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: OTEC's Aaron Lang led his team to victory Friday night in second round playoff action in the Veterans 3x3 tourmore
Photo: DAR Jitak's Brad Lamille puts up a free throw in 3x3 action at Lojkar court. Photo: Giff Johnson.more
Photo: US Embassy's Russell Langrine stretches to block a shot by MD Enterprises' Witon Barry in a recent game.more
Photo: OTEC's Justin Hazel puts up a shot against Rock Crushers' Jackey Salomon (13) as Bobby Muller works to box out OTEC's David Paul.more
Photo: Rock Crushers (green uniforms) are in first place and undefeated through nine games, with Do It Best close on their heels at 8-1. In their matchup during round robin play (pictured), Rock Crushers prevailed. Photo: Giff Johnson.more
Photo: In a game earlier in the week, Marmar Lejjena drives to the basket for a score for his team, MD Enterprises. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: US Embassy's Jon Becker (red) goes in for a shot against MD Enterprises in Friday night 11/14/14 action. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: DAR Jitak's Bolal Keju (white) drives and looks to pass to teammate Mohang Bikajle (left) as Rongelap's Irkin Joel defends the key. Photo: Giff Johnson.more
Photo: Dream Team's Arlington Tibon drives on Bwijwola's Waylon Muller in Monday 11/10/14 action. Photo: Giff Johnson.more
Photo: DAR Jitak's Bolal Keju (white) drives and spins, looking to pass to teammate Mohang Bikajle (left) as Rongelap's Irkin Joel defends against a shot. Photo: Giff Johnson.more
Photo: Bwijwola (grey) v Dream Team. Photo: Giff Johnsonmore
Photo: Rock Crushers' Kenneth Kramer (ball) looks to pass around Do It Best's Ivy Shoniber. Photo: Giff Johnson.more
Photo: Coach Tom Newell leads a school clinic in Majuro during his January 2014 visit to the Marshall Islands. Photo: Fred Nysta.more
Photo: Do It Best's Eugene Muller (18) looks for passing options as US Ambassador Tom Armbruster defends in Wednesday night (11/5/14) action at Lojkar court in Majuro. Photo: Giff Johnson.more
Photo: Five of the 1994 RMI national basketball team players are competing in the Veterans 3x3. Can you identify who they are?more
Photo: All eyes on the ball during an earlier Rock Crushers-OTEC game. Photo: Giff Johnsonmore
Photo: Marshall Islands Basketball Federation score table at Lojkar court for the 3x3 tournament. Photo: Giff Johnson.more
Photo: Rock Crushers (green uniform, Jackey Salomon shooting) is the only undefeated team after the first week of competition. Photo: Giff Johnsonmore
In the photo: Do It Best's Gene Muller (with ball) faces off against Rock Crushers' Tony Muller. Photo: Giff Johnson.more
Photo: Bwijwola players talk strategy during a time out in the action. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: OTEC's David Paul attempts to drive around the glue-like defense served up by Rockcrushers' Bobby Muller.more
In the photo: Bwijwola's Paul Kattil defends against US Embassy's Johnnie Green in Saturday action at the Lojkar court in Majuro. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: US Embassy v Bwijwola opened up play 10/25/14. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
In the photo, Sandy Alfred, owner of Sandy's, gives a check for fan prizes to Marshall Islands Basketball Secretary General Deborah Shoniber as Nica John (left) looks on. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
In the photo: Former NBA Coach Tom Newell (white shirt) and US Ambassador to the Marshall Islands Tom Armbruster lead a group of Woja Elementary students in a drill. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: Team Lae, Champions. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: Team Wotho shooting free throws during its game with Team Majuro on October 10. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: Mejit (black) takes on Majuro in 14th BOMI Ralik Ratak Shootout Tournament action on October 9. Photo Hilary Hosia.more
In the photo: Majuro (gold) and Maloelap players fight for a rebound during Tuesday night's showdown of unbeaten teams in Pool B. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: Rongelap's Nathan Nathan faces off against Wotho's Walton Anni in Monday 10/6 action. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: Lib guard Kyle Andrike looks to pass off during a game last week. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: Team Likiep players (pictured) face a showdown with Wotho Tuesday. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: Kwajalein (green) defends against Namu in a game played on 10/1/2014. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: Kwajalein player June Anni has the most interesting uniform in the tournament. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
In the photo: Likiep (yellow) and Maloelap tangle in an earlier day of the tournament. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: Maloelap's Keoki Pinho goes to the basket to score against Likiep in opening day action. Maloelap and Lae are both 2-0 after three days of play. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
In the photo: Wotje and Lib battle for rebounds. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: Heavy defensive traffic kept the offense on its toes in the Likiep (yellow)-Maloelap clash today. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: Kwajalein Coach Carlton Ralpho receives a welcome lei from Majuro Mejen Armej club member Lamjok Alik. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: 2013 Ralik Ratak Shootout, Majuro (blue) v. Pohnpei. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
In the photo, a portion of the huge crowd that turned out to watch the Majuro-Mili final of last year's 13th BOMI Ralik Ratak Shootout Invitational Basketball Tournament at the Sgt. Solomon Sam Memorial Court at CMI.more
Photo: Champion team Majuro Cooperative High School. Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: Andrew Zvirzdin.more
Photo: Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: Coach Newell congratulates Coach Robert Pinho. Photo: Andrew Zvirzdin.more
Photo: KALGov Sports Director Rebel John receives his coach certificate with Mouj, Coach Tom, Amb. Tom and Patrick. Photo: Andrew Zvirzdin.more
Photo: Champions Team Majuro. Photo: Hilary Hosiamore
Photo: Derek Anjain and Coach Newell at the 3-on-3 tournament January 9, 2013 at the CMI court. Photo: Isaac Marty.more
Photo: Daisy and Dennis Momotaro present Coach Tom with a custom-made Mejit mat.more
Photo: Coach Newell runs a clinic with Laura High School students, enforcing a basic rule of basketball practices: you lose, you do some pushups. Photo by Andrew Zvirzdin.more
Photo: Amb. Tom Armbruster, Coach Tom Newell during Saturday's Level 2 Coach training.more
Photo: Coach Tom Newell working with Majuro high school students during the clinic.more
Photo: Coach Newell thanks Pres. Loeak for gifts after the meeting.more
Photo: Coach Newell.more
See related photo gallery of trophy and award presentations.
Photo: Lae's point guard Lajji Maddison was awarded the MVP trophy for his strong play throughout the tournament. MIBF Vice President Neiar Kabua presents it.more
Photo: Team Majuro receives its trophy and cash prize.more
Photo: Mejit receives its trophy and $300 third prize from BOMI representative Arlington Tibon.more
Photo: Arno-Rongelap game Thursday.more
Photo: The tournament scoring table at the CMI court on the first day of play, December 4, 2012. Photo: Deborah K. Shoniber.more
Saturday, the following revised schedule will be followed. There is no
change in Thursday's (today's) four men's games. The changes are in
the scheduling of the 3rd place games on Friday and Saturday, and the
times for the men's games on these days.
Photo: Arno women's team that will play Majuro in championship game Saturday 6:30pm.more
Photo: The Majuro-Lae semifinal playoff game Monday December 17, won by Majuro.more
Photo: Majuro (blue) shoots through a tough Mejit defense on Monday December 17.more
Click "more" to see the playoff schedule.
Photo: Arno's Tonet Langmos gets set to shoot against Mejit in playoff competition. See photo gallery from Monday, December 17, 2012 games at right.more
Photo: A Majuro player drives on Mejit.more
Photo: Lae's Taule Loeak inbounds the ball against Arno.more
Photo: Lae shoots free throws in a game with Jaluit on Tuesday December 11, 2012.more
See photo gallery from Tuesday's match ups (at right).
Photo: Maloelap shots during a closely contested game with Mejit. Photo by Hilary Hosia.more
Photo: Team Lae's Lyla Lemari shoots over Team Jaluit's Meleann Morris and Beverly Johnson on December 10, 2012 at the CMI court in Majuro.more
Photo: Arno-Jaluit women’s game on December 8, 2012.more
Photo: Wotje shoots free throws.more
In the photo, a Namu player heads to the basket in its game with Mejit.more
Photo: Arno's Raymon Reiher pulls up for a jump shot in the game against Wotje on December 5.more
At left: artist's rendition of proposed roof.more
Photo: ECC gym's damaged roof.more
Photo: Pacific Islands Development Bank President Aren Palik (right) hands a donation to MIBF VP Neiar Kabua as MIBF Sec. Gen. Deborah Shoniber looks on.more
Photo: MIBF Secretary General Deborah K. Shoniber and national team player Antoinette Langmos.more
Photo: Local players prep for the Ralik Ratak Shootout.more
See related photo gallery.
Photo: Isaac Marty.more
See related photo gallery at right from the certificate ceremony.
Photo: Suzanne Chutaro.more
See related photo gallery.
Photo: SEP sports staff member and coach Ryan Tarkwon presents a handicraft to Coach Paul.more
See related photo galleries at right.more
Also, see related photo gallery at right.more
Photo: Deborah K. Shoniber.more
Pictured: RMI players warm up prior to the start of the playoff game to decide which team will go to the men's gold medal game on Saturday in Guam. See photo gallery of RMI-Guam game (at right).
Photo: Deborah K. Shoniber.more
Pictured: Stacy Lulu Lejjena converting both free throws after she was fouled. Photo: Deborah K. Shoniber.more
Speaking at the meeting: President Thomas Heine, re-elected for 2012-2014.more
An anti-substance abuse program involving teenage basketball stars with the health education organization Marshall Islands Epidemiological Initiatives, Inc. (MI-EPI) took off at the beginning of 2012.
See additional photos in Photo Galleries at top of home page.more
Sailass Kotton, one of the top basketball referees in the Marshall Islands, officiated at the Pacific Games in Noumea, New Caledonia from August 27 to September 10, 2011, including refereeing the men's championship contest between Guam and New Caledonia.
Photo: Giff Johnson.more
The Marshall Islands Basketball Federation is partnering with the Missouri-based Soul to Sole ministry for sports shoe donations in the Marshall Islands. Since 2009, Soul to Sole has organized the donation of hundreds of sports shoes and socks, shipping them to MIBF, which in turn has made donations to local schools and non-government organizations to encourage girls and women to play basketball and exercise.
Photo: Suzanne Chutaro.more
The basketball court at Batien Weto (land parcel) by the National Telecommunications Authority office on Ebeye Island is back in action after a volunteer team fabricated, welded and installed two new backboards and rings.
Click "Photo Gallery" above to see photos of the newly improved court. Photos: Anjojo Kabua.more
Ebeye Island is one of the Pacific's most densely populated islands. Despite the crowded conditions for the more than 10,000 people living on 80 acres, basketball courts abound on the island. At left is Ebeye's one full court with lights.
Click "photo gallery" above to see photos of courts around Ebeye Island, a Mecca for basketball. Photos by Ryan Burns, FIBA Oceania.more
For Head Coach Paul Kattil and assistant coaches Robert Pinho and Alber Alik, the gold medal finish for their 15-and-under Marshall Islands basketball team at the Pohnpei tournament was especially sweet, coming 17 years after their first appearance as national team players on the RMI national team that competed in the Micronesian Games in Guam.
Pictured at left are coaches (l-r) Robert Pinho, Paul Kattil and Alber Alik with members of the big welcome home party that turned out at Majuro airport to greet the team on its return from Pohnpei on July 15, 2011.more
Hundreds of friends, family and fans showed up at Amata Kabua International Airport Friday July 15, 2011 to welcome home the RMI 15-and-Under basketball team that won the gold medal at the first 15-and-Under Micronesia Basketball Tournament East Division on July 14, 2011. At left, RMI players emerge from the airport VIP Lounge holding the championship trophy Friday night July 15 in Majuro as the crowd sings a welcome home song.
Click "Photo Gallery" to see more photos of the return of the gold medal team July 15, 2011.more
Three RMI standout players were recognized at the 15-and-Under Micronesia Basketball Tournament in Pohnpei, July 8-14, 2011. Kyle 'Bollet' Paul was chosen as MVP for his stellar play in the low post that helped the RMI to the championship. In addition, players June 'Tokki' Matayoshi and Emilyo 'Tam-Tam' Maddison were named to the tournament all-start team. At left, tournament MVP Kyle Paul shows off his MVP trophy on his return to Majuro Friday July 15, 2011.more
The Marshall Islands national 15-and-under basketball team made history today in Pohnpei, FSM, becoming the first RMI basketball team to win gold in regional competition.
At left, the RMI 15-and-under team prior to departure from Majuro with Head Coach Paul Kattil (right) and assistant coaches Alber Alik and Robert Pinho (left).
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Marshall Islands 15-Under Team Competes at 15-and-Under Micronesia Basketball Tournament (East)
First 15-and-Under Micronesia Basketball Tournament (East Division), Pohnpei, FSM July 8-14, 2011 — scores for RMI games. Click "more" for details.
RMI national 15-and-under team's win Tuesday sends it to Gold Medal Game Thursday 7/14/2011. Click "more" for details.more
Many donors have joined with the Marshall Islands Basketball Federation to make it possible for the Marshall Islands to send a youth team to the first 15-and-Under Micronesia Basketball Tournament in Pohnpei, FSM from July 8-14, 2011. Click "more" to see the list of donors. Photo at left shows the players practicing at the national gymnasium in Majuro during June, 2011.more
Mouj Lewi is the first National Basketball Development Officer in the Marshall Islands. A former RMI national team point guard and a coach in local leagues, Mouj was hired recently as a joint effort of the Marshall Islands Basketball Federation, FIBA Oceania (Australia), and the Marshall Islands National Olympic Committee.more
V7AB AM radio DJ and sportscaster William Ring broadcast nearly all of the 44 games in the Bank of Marshall Islands 11th Ralik Ratak Shootout Invitational Basketball Tournament that was held September 17-October 1, 2010. Photo: Suzanne Chutaro.
For more Ralik Ratak photos, go to "Photo Gallery" at right.more
Bill's business affairs took him to the Marshalls, but he was able to add to the presence of the FIBA Oceania staff with interviews on the forthcoming Micronesian Games.more
A huge consignment of basketball equipment including rings, line marking machines, scoring panels, basketballs, whistles, uniforms and game timers left the FIBA Oceania office in Coffs Harbour, Australia, bound for Majuro.more