By REDintern Tay Jun Wen
Singapore Basketball Centre, Friday, January 25, 2013 – Having lost to Seng Kang Secondary (26-33) and beaten Northbrooks Secondary (58-30), Woodlands Ring Secondary claimed a second win in their group with a 56-20 victory over Riverside Secondary in the North Zone B Division Basketball Championship.
Whether or not Woodlands Ring advance into the Round 2 depends on their next match against Pei Hwa Secondary. On the other hand, Riverside will not be able to proceed on to Round 2 as they have been winless after four games.
Tan Yih Jing (#14) of Woodlands Ring was the highest scorer for the game with 16 points.
Woodlands Ring had a 6-4 lead by the end of the first quarter. Riverside had quick counterattacks but were lacking the finish. Woodlands Ring were also able to close down their opponents fast.
“We did not play up to standard in the first quarter,” said Woodlands Ring captain, Lim Kian Shen (#9).
By the second quarter, Woodlands RIng got their act together and started to gain rhythm in their plays, ourscoring Riverside by a massive 16-2 to lead 22-6 at half time.
Woodlands Ring kept up with their play in the third quarter while Riverside saw many of their long passes go astray. A 14-4 third quarter gave Woodlands Ring a 36-10 lead after the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Woodlands Ring displayed teamwork and chemistry to dominate Riverside 20-10, to wrap up a 56-20 victory.
Woodlands Ring vice-captain, Teng Jia Jie (#4), said: “I personally underperformed. It was not a very well done game.”
Riverside captain, Chee Rui Xiang (#8) said: “There were many juniors playing in the team. We need to improve in our communication and defense.”
Woodlands Ring will face Pei Hwa next Friday, February 1st, 2013, 1.10pm, at the Singapore Basketball Centre.
Score by Quarters
WRS vs RS
1st Q: 6-4
2nd Q: 16-2 (22-6)
3rd Q: 14-4 (36-10)
4th Q: 20-10 (56-20)
Tan Yih Jing (#14) — 18 points
Teng Jia Jie (#4), Iyan Chan Kian Hao (#13) — 8 points
Phang Wei Xin Henry (#5) — 4 points
Lim Jia Ann Eugene (#10) — 3 points
Ching Jun Shen (#13) — 3 points
Woodlands Ring Roster
Tan Yih Jing (#14), Wong Sheng Wei (#11), Andy Yeow Jun Hui (#12), Teng Jia Jie (#4), Ng Han Ming (#5), Alfred Toh You Sheng (#8), Iyan Chan Kian Hao (#13), Ng Jing Hao (#15), Koh Wen Guan (#6), Pyae Thuta (#10), Lim Kian Sheng (#9), Johnson Tan Jia Yao (#7)
Jason Ng Yu Sen (#4), Phang Wei Xin Henry (#5), Ching Zheng Ing (#6), Bryan Sim Jun Xuan (#7), Chee Rui Xiang (#8), Lee Huey Horng (#9), Lim Jia Ann Eugene (#10), Ang Kai Keong (#11), Wong Jun Han (#12), Ching Jun Shen (#13), Nicholas Toh Sing Siang (#14), Ang Kai Chao (#15)