SOON LEE left it till late to notch up their second straight victory last night waking up late in the game to beat Team Wayne 3 81-54 in Group A of the Goh Hock Kee (GHK) trophy Men's (6 + 6) basketball tournament at the Chung Hwa Middle School basketball court in Tutong.
Ho Boon Siang led Soon Lee with 17 points and Thian Lee Choy poured in 14 points. For Team Wayne 3, Peng Sei Chean contributed 12 points and Cheong Si Wei scored 11 points.
Soon Lee, made up mostly of players from the Belait District, had Team Wayne 3 on their heels throughout the whole game until the fourth quarter when they shifted gears to outscore their opponents 24-9 and seal the victory.
"I thought we played very good tonight (Monday night). We started the game with the younger players as we are trying to match and blend in our players as this is the first time we got the team together," said Ong Ming, captain of Soon Lee.
Soon Lee started out the better of the two teams as Team Wayne 3 were disorganised with their passing making numerous turnovers.
Soon Lee exploited this and turned them into easy fastbreak points.
Team Wayne 3 also had difficulty getting back on defence as Soon Lee took a 21-13 lead going into the second period.
Team Wayne 3 improved in the second period but Soon Lee were pressing the dribbler to make steals on their way to fastbreaks that allowed them to open up a double digit cushion.
Soon Lee were making the extra passes to get open looks for easy points to take a comfortable 43-31 lead into halftime.
Soon Lee played a different game in the third period as they relied more on their shooting game. However, this allowed Team Wayne 3 to crawl back to within a single digit deficit mid way through the period.
But Soon Lee regrouped and started attacking Team Wayne 3's defence to score from inside the paint as they cruised to victory.
In the second game, KOF notched up their third straight victory, sending Charity B to their second successive defeat 90-74 in Group B action.
Today's games will feature Charity C against Baiduri in Group A at 6.45pm where both are searching for their first win in the tournament while in Group B, tournament namesakes, GHK will take on Chung Hwa B at 8pm.
The Brunei Times
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
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