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Koror, Palau – Two weeks after whipping the Ilocandia Bulls 114-75 in their rematch, Team Spoilers are at it again.

Aries Echanova attempts a 3-pointer while Michael Bombita (#25) and his other teammates looks on. (Photo by Segundo "Doddie" Pineda)

The Spoilers claimed their 9th straight victory on Sunday 131-80 at the expense of Surangel and Sons team.

Team Surangel actually started the game on a 9-4 run and looked convinced that they will finally break the Spoilers’ winning streak.

However, with the energetic play of Coco Gonzales, Michael Bombita and Aries Echanova, the Spoilers went on an 8-0 run on their own to give the Spoilers a 12-9 lead.

The game was actually close during the first half until the Spoilers clamped down on defense and hit their shots from beyond the arc.

Sparked by Mark Pagayanan’s defense of Surangel’s main man, Arnold Undicimo the Spoilers went on to their trapping defense while scoring at will on the offensive end.

Pagayanan blocked Undicimo twice in one possession and continued to alter Surangel’s shots throughout the game. Michael Garcia was his usual self grabbing rebounds and making the little plays for the team.

Echanova and Marvic Ngchar exploded on offense making 3-pointers for team Spoilers while Bombita, Gonzales and RB Dorado make plays for the team.

Because of their imposing lead, the Spoilers managed to use all the active players on the roster including Felix Masaganda who scored four points, Ferdinand Pascual with two and their youngest player Juan Miguel Pineda added six points.

Spoilers veteran play-maker Boy Gopez did not play but will likely see action on the Spoilers’ next game.

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Spoilers crushed Choppers

Aries Echanova makes this freethrow to complete a 3-point play. (Photo by Segundo 'Doddie' Pineda)

Koror, Palau – Riding high on four game winning streak, the Spoilers wasted little time in dispatching the Aloha Maid Choppers.

They started the game out strong, opening the game on a 16-5 run and never looked back.

The Spoilers attack were simply too much for the Choppers as they found themselves playing catchup throughout the game and trailed 58-25 at half time.

Behind the energetic duo of Michael Bombita and Coco Gonzales, the Spoilers made another push at the start of the third quarter that virtually sealed the win.

Bombita provided much of the scoring, while Gonzales made some great defensive plays on the other end upping their lead to 83-47 at the end of the third period.

Still, the Spoilers did not let up.

Out of a timeout early in the fourth quarter, coach Jun Dela Cruz draw a perfect play that is similar to shot-gun position in the NFL as Marvic Ngchar found himself all alone cutting to the basket.

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Miguel Pineda makes this layup after completing a steal on the defensive end, as Boy Gopez #14 looks on. (Photo by Segundo 'Doddie' Pineda)

I was NOT able to watch the game. However, I have my sources and these are the things you need to know. The Spoilers won the game in easy fashion, defeating the PNQ Rams 113-76.

How easy was it? At one point the lead reached 60 points and Miguel Pineda was able to play in the game scoring four points including a steal and a layup that put the crowd on it’s feet.

This play is a MUST SEE. The Spoilers team on offense finding the open man, that’s what I call teamwork!

Want to see more? Enjoy these Photos from the Spoilers vs. Rams game.

GAME NOTES: Pineda became the youngest player to ever play in the Palau FBL Cup. The Spoilers improved their record to 4-3, they are on 4-game winning streak. Their next game will be against the Aloha Maid Choppers this coming Sunday in the curtain raiser.