THE Dublon Chiefs entered the win column in the second round of the World Organized Rocball Community League yesterday at the Marianas High School Gym. The Dublon Chiefs swept all four sets of their match against Black Magic for a 64-31 juiced-out victory.
With the win, the Dublon Chiefs improved to a 1-1 record. They lost their debut match against Watch & Learn last week. Black Magic won its first game against Kich Fairo, 61-43, before bowing to the Dublon Chiefs.
The Dublon Chiefs were off to a rousing start winning the first set by 14, 16-2.Black Magic gave the Dublon Chiefs a good fight in the second set, but the latter stood its ground and hung on to a 15-13 triumph.
The Dublon Chiefs made it three in a row with a 16-6 victory in the third set. With the Dublon Chiefs sweeping the first three sets of the game, Black Magic had to win the fourth set to extend the match in overtime.But that scenario failed to materialize, as the Dublon Chiefs ended the game with a 16-10 win in the fouth set.
JR Rudolph topscored for the Dublon Chiefs with seven points on two xunxs and a goal.
Four goals were scored in the game with the Dublon Chiefs’ Ichnis Kapwich and Orig Toan and Black Magic’s Elly Apilis drilling one apiece.
With Black Magic’s loss, only the Mwaliyas and Watch & Learn are undefeated in the second round with 2-0 records. Da Lani Kynez has a 1-1 record, while Kich Fairo holds a 0-2 slate.
All six teams will play five games each in the second round with the top four squads advancing to the semifinals, which will have a best-of-three games format.
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