By Koh Yizhe/Red Sports
The Unity #13 outjumps the Manjusri defense for two. (Photo 1 © Koh Yizhe/Red Sports)
Jurong West Sports Hall, Friday, March 25, 2009 – Unity Secondary started their quest for the boys B Division Basketball Championship with a massive 55-point win over Manjusri Secondary in Group C. They lead from start to finish to beat Manjusri Secondary 78-23.
Exerting their dominance right from the start, Unity broke their opponents down with fast breaks and superior rebounding. They were immediately settled as #13 Peter Soo got the game going with a three pointer as Unity raced to an early lead. Great ball control was also critical as Manjusri struggled to hold the ball.
Unity ended the quarter with a comfortable 12-7 lead.
Unity continued their run in the second quarter when they exploded for 22 points while limiting their opponents to just two points within the first seven minutes and four points within the quarter. Frustration was evident on the faces of Manjusri as they tried in vain to stop the Unity onslaught.
Unity, in contrast, demonstrated great team work as each player from the team contributed to the lead, ending the half with an insurmountable 34-11 lead.
The second half followed the first as Unity continued to extend their lead as Manjusri found it near impossible to score. Kenneth (#4, Unity) was a bright spark from them with his drives to the basket, but even his efforts failed to leave a mark. The third quarter ended 52-20.
It was now a matter of how big Unity's margin of victory would be. Manjusri was helpless as Unity continued to run riot, scoring 26 points in the fourth quarter and conceding only three points.
Manjusri's players would have been relived for the final whistle as the match ended 78-23.
Unity will next play Maris Stella High while Manjusri will try to bounce back against defending champions Catholic High.
Trying to prevent Unity #12 Remus from breaking. (Photo 2 © Koh Yizhe/Red Sports)
Desmond of Unity gets a hand on the ball as #11 Nigel Koh drives to the basket. (Photo 3 © Koh Yizhe/Red Sports)
Frustration clear on the face on the face of the Manjusri #4 as he looks for a way past the Unity defense. They scored only 23 points the whole game. (Photo 4 © Koh Yizhe/Red Sports)
The Unity #13 Peter Soo breaking while two Manjusri players defend… (Photo 5 © Koh Yizhe/Red Sports)
… but he dribbles past a challenge.. (Photo 6 © Koh Yizhe/Red Sports)
… to leave his opponents watching as he makes a layup. (Photo 7 © Koh Yizhe/Red Sports)
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