Wuysang powers Indonesia past Singapore to start SEABA play
Paul Lintag on May 12, 2017 04:41 PM
Former ABL MVP Mario Wuysang outscored Singapore by himself in the first half as Indonesia rolled to its first win in the 2017 SEABA Championships.
Manila, Philippines --- One of the countries expected to give Gilas a tough outing in the 2017 SEABA Championships made a nice opening statement in the sub-regional joust.
Riding a strong first half, Indonesia dominated Singapore Friday at the Araneta Coliseum here, starting things off with a 71-50 victory.
With 38-year-old Mario Wuysang leading the attack, Indonesia roared to an 18-3 start in the opening period and a commanding 40-11 advantage at the break.
Wuysang was so good he outscored the Singaporeans by himself at the end of the first 20 minutes, 17-11.
While Singapore would have a better shooting performance in the second half, Indonesia never truly entered upset territory.
The closest Singapore got to Indonesia was by 16 points, 50-66, after a three from Larry Liew.
Wuysang led the Indonesians with 20 points after shooting 6-of-7 from deep. He also added four rebounds and three assists. Christian Setipu was good for 15 points.
Liew was the high man for Singapore with 11 markers.
INDONESIA 71 - Wuysang 20, Sitepu 15, Kurniawan 11, Grahita 8, Sitorus 7, Dhyaksa 6, Pratama 2, Nugroho 2, Lakudu 0.
SINGAPORE 50 - Liew 11, Wong 10, J. Ng 8, Kwek 8, Goh 6, J. Lim 4, H. Ng 3, Cheok 0, Chia 0, Y. Lim 0, Tan 0.
Quarters: 18-3, 40-11, 56-29, 71-50.
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