Fiji defeated Solomon Islands this morning with the score of 15 points – 8 points in women’s basketball followed by Papua New Guinea with 10 – 8 against Samoa and lastly was Vanuatu 10-7 with Nauru.

While for the men’s basketball, Samoa defeated Nauru with a score of 10-8,and PNG with 13-8 against Samoa and finally Fiji with the highest point of 14_11 with Solomon Islands.

Cook Islands played against Northern Marianas and won by 16-12 followed by Fiji with 15 points, Solomon Islands with 13 points, Papua New Guinea and lastly Samoa with the score of 16-11 against American Samoa.

The crowds were shouting and enthusiastically supporting each country teams during the game.

The basketball matches are highlights of the morning drawing large crowds.

BY AMONA KELLEN.