Jun Rong (Dunman #7) drives against North Vista. Jun Rong finished with a game-high 29 points, including four 3-pointers. (Photo 1 © Les Tan/Red Sports)
Clementi Sports Hall, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 — A dominant Dunman Secondary brushed aside North Vista 89-59 in the semi-final of the National B Division Boys’ Basketball Championship.
It was a relatively close game for the first two quarters but a commanding 22-8 third-quarter performance by Dunman confirmed them as favourites to lift the championship trophy in the final against Unity Secondary next Thursday.
Both teams put on a shooting clinic with five 3-pointers alone in the first quarter. Chen Yi (2) and Jun Rong between them had three for Dunman while Myron Lim had two for North Vista. By the end of the game, both teams would combine for 13 3-pointers.
North Vista hustled in the first quarter to match their opponents but Dunman put together a 14-3 scoring run towards the end of the first quarter to lead 26-14.
North Vista had a 7-2 run in the opening minutes of the second quarter but Dunman came back in a high-scoring quarter that saw them outshoot North Vista 26-14 to take a 52-37 lead at half time. Jun Rong had 10 points for Dunman in that quarter while North Vista’s Myron Lim scored 12, including two 3-pointers.
The game was effectively over as a contest in the third quarter as Dunman ran away with the lead. A 22-8 third quarter gave them a 29-point, 74-45 lead to take into the fourth quarter.
This win gives Dunman a 7-0 win-loss record in the national championship. Add that to their 10-0 record in the East Zone Championship, the East Zone champions are a perfect 17-0 going into the final against Unity, who beat Jurong 71-52 in the other semi-final.
Unity themselves are also unbeaten this season. They put together a 12-0 record to emerge as West Zone champions and are 7-0 in their national campaign for a 19-0 record overall.
“Out toughest game was against Jurong,” said Dunman captain Alistier. Dunman beat Jurong 47-24. “We had a bad game that day because we lacked defence and teamwork.”
When asked if they had any special plans for Delvin Goh of Unity, the whole Dunman team chimed in unison: “[It’s a] secret!”
The final between Unity and Dunman is scheduled for Thursday, April 26th, at Jurong East Sports Hall. Tip off time is 2:30pm.
Scoring by Quarters
Dunman vs North Vista
1st Q: 26-14
2nd Q: 26-23 (52-37)
3rd Q: 22-8 (74-45)
4th Q: 15-14
Final Score: 89-59
Jun Rong (#7) — 29 pts (4 x 3-pts)
Chen Yi (#6) — 16 pts (2 x 3-pts)
Nasrullah (#4) — 14 pts (3 x 3-pts)
Alistier (#12) — 10 pts
Ryhan (#13) — 4 pts
Khai (#9) — 4 pts
Yussoff (#15) — 4 pts
Joel (#14) – 4 pts
Yiroon (#5) — 2 pts
Chang Hao (#11) — 2 pts
Myron Lim (#7) — 23 pts (4 x 3-pts)
Chua Yi Heng (#10) — 11 pts
Solomon (#15) — 6 pts
Ng Zhong Kang (#4) — 4 pts
Kelvan Koh (#8) — 4 pts
Kwan Jian Fu (#6) — 4 pts
Tan Chee Kim (#11) – 4 pts
Nasrullah (#4), Yiroon (#5), Chen Yi (#6), Jun Rong (#7), Gibson (#8), Khai (#9), Bryan (#10), Chang Hao (#11), Alistier (#12), Ryhan (#13), Joel (#14), Yussoff (#15)
North Vista Lineup
Ng Zhong Kang (#4), Xian Yang (#5), Kwan Jian Fu (#6), Myron Lim (#7), Kelvan Koh (#8), Kelvin Chu (#9), Chua Yi Heng (#10), Tan Chee Kim (#11), Yu Jie (#12), Lim Jun Yuan (#13), Dorjee (#14), Solomon (#15)
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