Toh Wen Xiang (Bukit Timah #17) makes a shot despite the block by a Zhenghua opponent. (Photo 1 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Senja—Cashew Community Club, Sunday, April 15, 2012 — Zhenghua CSC got off to a winning start with a comfortable 58-22 win over Bukit Timah Phantom in the Community Games basketball tournament.
Ong Yi Sheng (#4) of Zhenghua had a game-high 13 points, including three 3-pointers. See Cheng Yun (#7) of Bukit Timah scored 12 of his team’s 22 points as they struggled to put points on the board against a dominant Zhenghua lineup.
“We executed our training plan overall and the team’s effort was good,” said Zhenghua captain Herman Tan.
“The team’s core group of five to six players have been together for 10 years. We started training three months ago for this,” added Herman.
The Zhenghua team trains twice a week at the open court near Block 478, Segar Road, in Bukit Panjang.
Yi Sheng dropped eight points for Zhenghua, including two 3-pointers, in an opening quarter where they held Bukit Timah to just two.
Bukit Timah found their rhythm in the second quarter, with See Cheng Yun scoring eight of their nine points. Zhenghua, though, still manage to outscore them 12-9 with scoring from five different players to take a 19-point 30-11 lead into the break.
The third quarter was a blowout as Zhenghua racked up 21 more points while holding Bukit Timah to just three. By the start of the fourth quarter, Zhenghua were 37 points ahead and the contest was effectively over.
The are five teams — Cashew, Ulu Pandan, Bukit Timah Phantom, Zhenghua CSC and Bukit Panjang CSC — playing in the Holland-Bukit Timah Cluster. All teams will play each other in a round-robin format, and the top two teams will go on to play in the Singapore National Games scheduled for September 1st to 9th.
Scoring by Quarters
Bukit Timah vs Zhenghua
1st Q: 2-18
2nd Q: 9-12 (11-30)
3rd Q: 3-21 (14-51)
4th Q: 8-7
Final Score: 22-58
Chai Bin Ru, Herman Tan, Tan Bing Han, Ong Ming Khang, Lee Boon Kiat, Ong Yi Sheng, Lee Hong Jiong, See Lin Keat, Kwa Siwei, Teo Ting Wei, Benson Tan, Matther Raymond Steward
Bukit Timah Lineup
Derek Kiti Komolsok, Adon Yeo, Chua Ren Jie, See Cheng Yun, Teo Tai Ying, Toh Jin Liang, James Chia, Lau Cheng Leong, Ngan Guo Yang, See Cheng Da, Pek Kar Ek, Toh Wei Liang, Huang Zheng Yi, Toh Wen Xiang, Lee Say Wee
Ong Yi Sheng (#4) — 13 pts (3 x 3-pts)
Kwa Siwei (#12) — 9 pts
Tan Binghan (#18) — 7 pts (1 x 3-pts)
Chai Bin Ru (#17) — 7 pts
Matthew Steward (#13) — 4 pts
Ong Ming Khang (#8) — 4 pts
See Lin Keat (#35) — 4 pts
Lee Hong Jiong (#1) — 3 pts (1 x 3-pts)
Terence Lee (#9) — 3 pts
Teo Ting Wei (#11) — 2 pts
Herman Tan (#7) — 2 pts
Chua Renjie (#7) — 12 pts
Tan Wen Xiang (#12) — 5 pts
Lau Cheng Leong (#11) — 3 pts
See Cheng Yun (#10) — 2 pts
Ed’s note: The names and jersey numbers were from the team lineup form. If there are errors, please let us know and we’ll update the post.
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