RAMPAGE showcased their “rage” in the 2021 Islandwide Men's Bud Light Basketball League with a blowout victory over the Power Builders 76-61 Monday on Tinian.
Rampage seized control right from the start as their first five delivered in nearly every offensive push.
Wesley Walker led the opening quarter with six points while Leo Pascua kept the momentum flowing from beyond the arc to contribute four points. Also delivering the buckets was Jayron Epity as Rampage stormed to a 16-9 lead.
In the second quarter, Rampage tried to maintain the upper hand but the Power Builders managed to stage a quick rally.
The Power Builders’ Castro found his range from the three-point line sinking two triples while team-mates Darwin and JR Libut provided six and seven points to cut the deficit to two points, 30-32, by halftime.
However, the break seemed to have revitalized Rampage whose players returned to the court with guns blazing.
Pascua continued to shine from afar with two triples while Walker delivered 11 points.
The Power Builders struggled to stay in the game but soon found themselves falling behind once again.
The Power Builders stepped up in the final canto, but they were unable to stop Walker and Pascua's rhythm as Rampage bagged the win, 76-61.
Kio vs Devil Dog Warriors
In the second game of the night, Kio tamed the Devil Dog Warriors 75-48.
The Warriors started strong with Montgomery on the frontline draining eight points, two from the three-point line, to give his team the lead in the first quarter 12-8.
But in the second canto, Kio heated up with Dustin Sablan catching fire from beyond the arc to sink three straight buckets as his team seized the lead.
Team-mates Lucio Sanchez and Robert Reyes then joined the scoring spree, contributing seven points apiece to stretch Kio’s lead, 36-22.
The Warriors found the strength to fight back with a high-scoring third quarter performance, but Team Kio held their ground as Robert Reyes alone scored 20 points in the second half to beat the Devil Dog Warriors 75-48.
Rampage 76 - Wesley Walker 25, Jayron Epity 20, Leo Pascua 20, Thomas Erickson 5, Eptes Epity 3, Ria Borja 3
Power Builders 61 - JR Libut 20, Castro 12, Darwin Libut 11, Jayffe Apatan 10, Ernie Sanchez 6, Ricky Dumdum 2
Kio 75 - Robert Reyes 29, Dustin Sablan 22, Marvin Cruz 11, Lucio Sanchez 9, Paka Sablan 2, Heinz Cabrera 2
Devil Dog Warriors 48 - Montgomery 21, Kada 13, Kubinski 6, Ogaldez 5, Beal 2, Deconcliis 1