Wuysang powers Indonesia past Singapore to start SEABA play

Paul Lintag on May 12, 2017 04:41 PM
Wuysang powers Indonesia past Singapore to start SEABA play
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.



The Scores:

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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