Story by REDintern Lim De Jun. Photos by Clara Yuan/Red Sports


Esther Yip (Zhonghua #4) attempts a shot. (Photo 1 © Clara Yuan/Red Sports)

OCBC Arena, Friday, January 22, 2016 — Zhonghua Secondary defeated Guangyang Secondary 37-21 to secure a place in the second round of the South Zone B Division Girls’ Basketball Championship. Zhonghua have a perfect 3-0 win-loss record.

Guangyang #7 had a team-high of six points while joint game-high scorers Yeo Ding Xin (ZHS #11) and Jonalyn Koh (ZHS #5) contributed seven points each to their victory.

The game started cautiously, with each team not wanting to turn over any possession. Jonalyn Koh (ZHS #5) finally got the scoring going when she stole the ball and scored on a fast break.

Guangyang were able to find some loopholes in the Zhonghua defense by making steals but they were not able to convert them. Zhonghua made most of their fast-break attempts to pile on the score to lead 19-7 at half time.

In the third quarter, Zhonghua did not give Guangyang any slack and pressed them for every ball. Zhonghua continued making fast break attempts to eventually win 37-21.

Zhonghua captain, Esther Yip (#4), said, “We played well today. We managed to take more chances with our offense. However, we have to work even harder on our defense as well as offense if we want to proceed to the final. Guangyang played really well today despite not getting much of their shots in.”

Scoring By Quarter
Guangyang Vs Zhonghua
1st Q:3-12
2nd Q:4-7 (7-19)
3rd Q:7-13 (14-32)
4th Q:7-5 (21-37)

Top Scorers
Yeo Ding Xin (#11) – 7 points
Jonalyn Koh (#5) – 7 points (with 1 x 3-pointer)

Guangyang Roster
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Zhonghua Roster
Esther Yip (#4), Jonalyn Koh (#5), Reanne Ching (#7), Shermin Moh (#8), Sherry Lee (#9), Ummi Kaltom (#10), Yeo Ding Xin (#11), Jeslyn Chew (#12), Claudia Tan (#14), Crystal Ho (#15), Lim Fang Hui (#16), Nikki Lee (#25)

South Zone B Division Basketball Championship – fixtures and results

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