By Les Tan/Red Sports
Singapore head coach Neo Beng Seng and his team notch their first win against Myanmar. Veteran Koh Meng Koon (seated, partially hidden, extreme right) sank a game-high 25 points against Myanmar. (Photo 1 by Chris McGrath/Getty Images for SSC)
Jakarta, Tuesday, November 15, 2011 — Singapore beat Myanmar 91-74 to register their first win of the South-east Asian (SEA) Games basketball tournament.
The win improves their win-loss record to 1-1 with a final group game to go against Indonesia. The Indonesians beat Malaysia 59-45 to improve their record to 2-0.
Singapore must beat Indonesia to have any chance of a place in the semi-finals.
Veteran Koh Meng Koon had a game-high 25 points for Singapore as he shot 10 of 19 (53%) from two-point range and sank 4 of 8 (50%) 3-pointers.
Lim Shengyu (15) and Ng Hanbin (11) also scored in the double digits while Steven Khoo had a double-double, scoring 10 points while pulling down 10 rebounds in the winning effort.
Michael Wong had a team-high seven assists while teammate Wong Wei Long contributed six.
Singapore blew away Myanmar in the second quarter after the first quarter finished tied at 15-15. A 31-12 second quarter saw Singapore take a 19-point, 46-27 lead into the half-time break. Myanmar never seriously threatened after that.
Singapore head coach Neo Beng Siang gave youngster Delvin Goh, 16, 25 minutes of action in his SEA Games debut and the Unity Secondary player pulled down six rebounds from both ends while contributing one block.
Quarter by Quarter Scores
Myanmar vs Singapore
1st Q: 15-15
2nd Q: 12-31
3rd Q: 24-26
4th Q: 23-19
Koh Meng Koon (#10) — 25
Lim Shengyu (#12) — 15
Ng Hanbin (#6) — 11
Chan Chan (#6) — 24
Ohn Phay (#7) — 20
Win Cho (#14) — 12
Michael Wong had a team-high 7 assists against Myanmar. (Photo 2 by Chris McGrath/Getty Images for SSC)
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