Short Guam men rise to record heights
COFFS HARBOUR - What the Guam men lack in height they make up for in speed and scoring. They are the first team in the 5th FIBA Oceania Youth Tournament to crack the 100-point mark.
Despite the glaringly obvious height difference Guam made a welcome return to the Oceania Tournament to beat Papua New Guinea 109-70.
Top scorer for Guam, William Stinnett, was devastating from both the field and free throw line with a game-high 33 points.
Papua New Guinea captain Paiwa Baldwin failed to score in the game. Twin brother Iliwa's eight-point contribution wasn't a true reflection of his heavy bodywork on court.
Guam's John Chaco was the top rebounder and Vincent Estella's athletic style added 25 points to the team's record score.
"We are glad to get the first game out of the way. We've got a very young team," said Guam coach Tony Thompson.
"It doesn't bother us that we are a short team. WE make up for it in speed and use as much of the court as possible."
"Our offence is not designed for one plater but for getting everybody involved. We working on the youth on our bench."
Last Modified on 20/06/2004 22:26