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.
The Spoilers meant business since the opening tip off as they established a 28-10 lead at the first quarter and then continued their onslaught as they extended their lead to 47-31 at the close of the first half.
From there, the Spoilers cruised away as their fast break plays dominated and crushed Western Union’s defense. Michael Bombita and Marvic Ngchar paced the Spoilers with identical 11 points each as Bong Alambra and Erwin Igamen topscored for Western Union also with identical 11 markers, respectively.
Game Two of the championship series will be on January 15.
On the other hand, the Ilocandia Bulls has a reason to celebrate as they won over Mam’l Divers Rangers, 95-70 to take third place honors. Dennis Castro closed his season performance with 34 points for the Bulls victory while Nico Hinoza tallied 32 for the Rangers.
This year’s FBL is sponsored by Aqua Drinking Water, ATT Bar and Restaurant, Blue Bay Petroleum Inc., Budget Mart 1, CTSI Logistics/Western Union, Engr. Bobby Pineda, Galaxy Dexigner, Galaxy Builders, Kabayan Restaurant, MJ Trading and General Merchandise, Palasia Hotel, Palau Royal Resort, Palau Shipping Co., PITI, Sea Passion Hotel, Shimbros Inc., The Print Zone, The Taj Restaurant, VMJ Construction and WCTC. The FBL is under the supervision of the Palau Basketball Federation. By Peter Erick L. Magbanua (Island Times News)