TUTONG completed a sweep of Group A of the basketball competition of the Brunei Games with an 83-55 victory over Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) last night at the Brunei Basketball Association court in Batu Bersurat.
Four players hit double figures for Tutong with Khoo Chin Kai leading the way with a game-high of 24 points. Hj Md Rahmat Hj Suhaili added 14 points while the duo of Hawaii Yee and Teo Chee Jie chipped in 12 and 10 points respectively in the triumph.
On the other hand, Kenny Lim was the only player to hit double figures for RBA with 18 points to a losing cause.
Tutong started the game without the services of Geve Leones and Don Mordeno and it was Khoo who scored 10 points in the first period.
Elvin Requintin was blocking shots to keep RBA at bay to help Tutong open up an 18-8 lead going into the second quarter.
Tutong continued to shoot well from range as they extended their advantage to 34-20 at halftime.
Hj Md Rahmat, who had 10 points in the third quarter, took over the duties on offence after the break and was shooting well from the field. Tutong extended their cushion to 52-30 midway through the stanza with the arrival of Mordeno.
The advantage had gone up to 61-39 for Tutong before the last 10-minute frame.
Tutong were able to unload their bench then as they never relinquished the lead enroute to sweeping their group.
In the first match, Brunei-Muara cruised to a 90-53 win over the Brunei Association of Banks (BAB) in the same group.
The duo of national cagers, Po Yung Hui and Kevin Tay, paved the way to the win with 25 and 19 points respectively for Brunei-Muara.
On the other hand, Yap Chun Ping topscored for BAB with 18 points while Wong Chuan Hock added 12 points in a losing effort.
The last match saw a Muhd Zainul Ashyraf Hj Hussin poured in 38 points to power Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) to an 80-72 win over Institutes of Higher Learning (IPT) in Group B.
He had plenty of help from Ahmad Termizi Nordeen with 22 points and Mark See chipping in 14 points.
On the other hand, Lim Liang Wei topscored for IPT with 30 points while the duo of guards, Ching Wei Ming and Ho Boon Siong, added 14 and 12 respectively to a losing cause.
IPT top the group to reach the semi-finals.
The tournament continues today with Brunei-Muara taking on Sports School Council in Group A at 6.30pm. BAB will go up against RBA at 7.45pm in the same group. The last match of the group stage pits Belait against Temburong in Group B at 9pm.
The Brunei Times
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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