Day 1 - Women's P2 - Fiji 64 def Guam 31
With the hype of the first game to start of the tournament, both Fiji and Guam were ready to play and both looked ready to win.
Fiji and Guam were all hyped up and ready to beat their results from the last tournament in 2010which was held in New Caledonia.
Guam placed 6th and Fiji 3rd at the 2010 tournament, the rivalry becoming high between the two teams.
The first quarter started off quickly and started getting more intense as the crowd supporting Guam getting highly involved and cheering.
Guam’s team showing off how well they all work together with very strong teamwork skills.
Fiji started off with a fast moving quarter, scoring the first points of the match and finishing the quarter leading by 7 with the scores 15 to Guam’s 8.
Fiji hit off the second quarter with Mataika Koyamainavure (10 points, 50% from the three-point line) scoring a strong and clear three pointer.
Kara Duenas, who seemed to be a promising player from Guam took a harsh tumble in the third quarter, injuring her ankle.
This resulted in her not being able to perform her best and complete the game.
The second quarter finished with Fiji scoring 26 to Guam’s 14, Fiji leading by 12 points.
Fiji’s Grace Taito began the third quarter with a three pointer helping her team continue their winning streak.
Grace Taito top scored for Fiji and the game(scoring 15 points), showing herself to be a very strong player for Fiji.
The third quarter ended with Fiji on 51 with a lead of 27 over Guam’s 24.
The fourth quarter started slowly as both teams began tired and worn out.
Fatigue played a part in a sluggish start to the final quarter, but desperation lead to an intense end to the match.
The match ended with Guam being a really strong defensive side but not scoring enough points to overcome Fiji.
Fiji winning by 33, Fiji scoring 64 and Guam scoring 31.
By Larissa Spano and Laura Mock from The Reporters' Academy