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PNG targets gold in men’s basketball

first_imgThe home side is currently holding on to number one position after losing only one game against current champions New Caledonia.PNG has qualified for a spot in the top four regardless of the outcome of tonight’s game against Guam.Guam however must win this match to remain in the top three.PNG coach Joel Khalu said the team is excited and overwhelmed to be in the top four for a chance to grab a medal.“This is something that the PNG men’s program was unable to do before so it’s pretty exciting.”“Each game we’ve gotten better defensively and re-bounding wise which are our strength.”“We’ve been able to keep all the teams we played under 75 points so that’s a big goal for us going into the finals,” he said.He said they’re going to have their hands full playing against Guam tonight and it’s a huge challenge.“Guam has tall players but we will just continue to play our style and hopefully we are able to go out and put some pressure on them,” Khalu said.Basketball semi-finals will get underway on Saturday while the grand final is set for Sunday both at the PNG Power Dome.last_img read more