KRIS BBQ Friars, Geckos go to the championship game| Sports

HAlf the Friars served some smoking while the half-time Geckos were back in their familiar surroundings during semifinals of 4th Annual All-Island Alumni Basketball Tournament.

All went down Sunday at the Father Dueñas Memorial School Jungle gym when the KRIS BBQ Friars served the TakeCare Geckos some Friar goodness by taking the victory at 59-51 during overtime. With a 6-0 win over the JFK Islanders (now defeated), the Geckos ensured their place in the championship.

Both teams had to travel for four weeks, with Joe Blas becoming a Geckos player later on in the tournament. They defeated both the Islanders and the Dolphins earlier in the week.



Geckos’ VJ Borja makes a layup shot against the KRIS BBQ Friars during the first game of the 4th Annual All-Island Alumni Basketball Tournament on Nov. 9, 2022, at the Father Dueñas Memorial School Jungle gym. KRIS BBQ Friars and Geckos will again meet to compete for the championship in Dec. 11, 2022.



As the Geckos were landing their most three-point jumps, the Islanders had difficulty gaining the lead right from the start.Layups and shots. JP Cruz, AJ Grape, and Jan Gamboa, the secret weapon of Jan Gamboa managed to catch Blas and VJ Borja, Myke and VJ Borja, but they were unable to perform many of their famous jump shots. The Geckos won the final round beating the Islanders 65 to 58.

KRIS BBQ Friars

After defeating the Elite Friars last Saturday, the KRIS BBQ Friars faced the TakeCare Geckos. On Saturday, TakeCare geckos also won against the Warriors.



KRIS BBQ Friars’ Colin Santiago gets ready to pass the ball while Geckos’ Myke Borja sets up to block the pass during the first game of the 4th Annual All-Island Alumni Basketball Tournament on Nov. 9, 2022, at the Father Dueñas Memorial School Jungle gym.



The TakeCare Geckos quickly took control of the first period. Many people assumed that two GW teams would face off in the championship. Halftime saw the team lead by 12 points. The KRIS BBQ Friars were left to play their best game in the second half. The KRIS BBQ Friars were eventually able to pass the TakeCare Geckos. However, suddenly, they fell behind. The team was able to get back on track in time for overtime. But there was still hope.

The KRIS BBQ Friars didn’t stop as they put up a nine-point lead to win the game.

Women’s division

Over in the women’s division, the lady Warriors recovered from a rough upset with the Cougars and defeated the combined ladies of the Bulldogs and Islanders. With a score of 33-30, the lady Warriors won the game and advanced to the finals.

While the Cougars will face the team, the KRIS BBQ Friars will face the Geckos in Sunday’s championship game.

KRIS BBQ Friars, Geckos go to the championship game| Sports

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