Malaysia wraps up fourth place in SEABA

Paul Lintag on May 18, 2017 04:39 PM
Malaysia wraps up fourth place in SEABA
Malaysia, winner of the very first SEABA tournament in 1994 and was a runner-up to Thailand and the Philippines in 2013 and 2015 respectively, finished with an even 3-3 record, good for fourth place in the seven-team regional showcase. (PBA Media Bureau)

Manila, Philippines --- Two-time SEABA champion Malaysia will finish the 2017 tournament without a medal, however, the team will not go home with a losing record.

Wrapping up their stint in the 2017 SEABA Championships Thursday at the Araneta Coliseum here, the Malaysians rolled to a pretty 96-71 victory over unranked Myanmar.

Malaysia, winner of the very first SEABA tournament in 1994 and was a runner-up to Thailand and the Philippines in 2013 and 2015 respectively, finished with an even 3-3 record, good for fourth place in the seven-team regional showcase.

Starting the game on a 9-0 run, Malaysia never trailed once in this game despite getting Myanmar's best effort in the week-long tournament.

Although it lost star big man Choo Wei Hong in the fourth quarter due to an apparent knee injury, the Malaysians cruised to victory and even led by as many as 29 points, 90-61, late.

Liaw Chee Huei led Malaysia on the offensive end with 25 points, 7 rebounds, and five assists. Chin Zhi Shin added 22 points and 13 boards.

Myanmar, who will finish last with a 0-6 mark, got 31 points from crowd favorite Wana Aung.

 

The Scores:

MALAYSIA 96 - Liaw 25, Chin 22, Heng 12, Teo 11, Choo 10, Choong 6, Ong 5, Mak 2, Liew 3, Ang 0, Ting 0

MYANMAR 71 - Wana 31, Thein H 11, Tin 10, Zaya 7, Wai 4, Sei 3, Aung M 3, Aung P 2, Kaung 0, Sai 0, Thein T 0

Quarterscores: 18-6, 45-32, 75-52, 96-71

 


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