PNG women basketballers register first win

Double extra time has helped the PNG Valivas to register their first win of the women’s basketball in the Pacific Games.

They beat Guam last night by nine points at the BSP Arena.

Five minutes extra time was applied after both teams finished 72-all at full time.

Another five minutes extra time was given after the score was levelled again 81-81 after the siren went off.

Key players Betty Angula, Marca Muri and Nesta Sape helped PNG take the score up to 89-98 at the end of the second extra time.

To summarise the match,  Guam was leading in the first quarter 21-17 and the second quarter 40-29 but PNG bounced back in the third quarter, 56-48.

PNG plays Nauru today, at 5pm.

Quintina Naime