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PNG loses to New Caledonia in women’s volleyball

New Caledonia was too strong for the home team PNG, taking out the first set 25-18.

The visitors maintained the lead in the second set 25-17 with their strong attack and placement of the ball.

PNG fought back in the third set, covering up on spaces and blocking well to win the round 25-23.

PNG Valivas into bronze play off

This was possible after Solomon Islands defeated Nauru late yesterday.

PNG will now take on Tahiti.

The teams are warming up for the match at the PNG Power Dome.

The crowd is building up fast to watch this match.

Tahiti took out gold at the 2011 Games.           

PNG will be banking on key players Betty Angula, Nesta Sape and Captain Marcia Muri.

PNG go down to Guam in men’s basketball

They were thrashed by a highly fancied Guam side, 103-53.

Guam had height advantage, Guam showed no mercy in the first quarter 24-12.

The visitors extended their lead in the second quarter 52-24 with key shooter Jesus Cruz shooting eight 3 poiners from 10 attempts.

2 more gold for PNG

In the second session of the day, medal count for the host nation continues to flow.

PNG has now won five gold medals in powerlifting in day one of competition.

In the women's 63kg Melissa Tikio (PNG) got gold, Sanimere Abariga of Fiji won silver and Delia Dabwido of Nauru settled for bronze.

And in the men's 66kg Staron Slade of Nauru spoiled the PNG party winning gold, while PNG duo Henry Kelo and Brown Bilong sharing the second and third placing.

But in the men's 74kg division, PNG had the upper hand over Nauru, collecting two medals.

PNG beat Solomon Islands 22-7

Rew scored the first points of the game to get the crowd up on their feet roaring as he shrugged off several defenders to score.

The Solomon Islanders responded straight away via Solly Seuika to score out wide.

A successful conversion put his team in front.

Some razzle dazzle rugby saw Rew grab his second score of the match right after the half time siren sounded. With the kick in, the score was 12-7 at the break.

The second half belonged to PNG as two more tries went to Arthur Clement and Butler Morris just on full time.

PNG thrash Tahiti 48-0

Five tries to PNG was the tale of the tape as they did it easy over a Tahiti side that was no match.

Bomai racked up 6 points converting three of the five tries.

In the second half is when Bomai grabbed her two tries one after the other.

The kicking responsibilities were left to Kymlie Rapilla who added the extras for both tries.

Alice Alois grabbed the last try for PNG in what has been PNG’s easiest win yet.

But PNG’s acid test will come tonight when they play Australia tonight at 8:30pm.