Singapore posts breakthrough SEABA win

Paul Lintag on May 16, 2017 04:52 PM
Singapore posts breakthrough SEABA win
Against the unranked Burmese, the Singaporeans made sure to finally get on the board, improving to 1-3 in the regional showcase.

Manila, Philippines --- The frustration finally ended for Singapore.

The Lion City scored its first victory of the 2017 SEABA Championships, blowing past Myanmar, 85-32, Tuesday at the Araneta Coliseum here.

Losing its first two games by a combined 68 points, Singapore came close to taking its first win Monday but ended up losing a close one against Malaysia.

Against the unranked Burmese, the Singaporeans made sure to finally get on the board, improving to 1-3 in the regional showcase.

Save for allowing 17 points in the third quarter, Singapore played its best defensive effort of the tournament, forcing Myanmar to only 18 percent shooting from the field while making an efficient 53 percent of its attempts on the other side of the floor.

After Myanmar led for the first time in four games, going up 2-0, Singapore responded with a 48-7 run and never looked back.

Lavin Raj came off the bench to lead the Singaporeans in scoring with 19 points and six rebounds while three others finished in double figures.

Dropping to 0-4, Myanmar got 11 points apiece from Aung Wana and Han Thein.

 

The Scores:

SINGAPORE 85 - Raj 19, Chia 12, Cheok 11, Kwek 11, Tan 8, Y. Lim 6, Wong 5, J. Lim 4, H. Ng 4, J. Ng 3, Liew 2.

MYANMAR 32 - Wana 11, Thein H 11, Sei 3, Zaya 2, Tin 2, Kaung 2, Aung MP 1, Aung PW 0, Wai 0, Sai 0, Thein TO 0, Thant 0.

Quarters: 22-5, 44-9, 63-26, 85-32.

 

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