By REDintern Teo Yun Teng. Photos by REDintern Chua Kai Yun
Anglican High School, Thursday, January 28, — Ngee Ann Secondary (NAS) survived a last-quarter comeback from Temasek Junior College (TJC) to win 26-15 in the East Zone B Division Basketball Championship. This marks their first win in this season so far.
Kho Kai Ting (NAS #9) had a game high of 10 points while Whitney Goh (TJC #10) had a team high of 5 points.
Ngee Ann started the first quarter well to give themselves a good headstart. They led 8-2 after the first 10 minutes.
The game sped up and became more intense in the second quarter, as TJC hit back fiercely. A 3-point basket by Whitney Goh (TJC #10) sent her teammates on the benches into a loud frenzy and the Ngee Ann bench were screaming ‘Defense, defense!’ in an attempt to cheer on their fellow teammates. Ngee Ann were outscored 7-4 in the second quarter but still led by three points (12-9) at half time.
The third quarter was a low-scoring affair, with the two teams restricted to two points each and Ngee Ann took a 14-11 lead into the final quarter.
With one minute to go in the final quarter, TJC managed to reduce the deficit to just one point at 12-13. However, it proved to be insufficient as Ngee Ann replied with a number of good shots to triumph 26-15.
Scoring by Quarter
Ngee Ann vs TJC
1st Q: 8-2
2nd Q: 4-7 (12-9)
3rd Q: 2-2 (14-11)
4th Q: 12-4 (26-16)
Kho Kai Ting (#9) – 10 points
Whitney Goh (#10) – 5 points
Ngee Ann Roster
Choo Xin Jie, Alanice (#1), Lim Yi Ting (#2), Sammi Lim Jia Hui (#3), Eunice Joy Baltazar Valencia (#4), Diana Syafiqah Bte Hassan (#7), Thian An Ting (#8), Kho Kai Ting (#9), Tan Jia Yi (#10), Melanie Michel Loh (#11), Elvira Lee Ching Hui (#12), Phee Yun Hui, Charmaine (#23), Ngo Si Jie Natasha (#30)
Poh Jingwen, Melissa (#4), Goh Yit Chen, Kellyn (#5), Koh Shi Qi, Mandy (#6), Tan Wei Qi, Tricia (#7), Tam Kai Yi, Ashley (#8), Tiffany Choo Jia Yee (#9), Whitney Goh (#10), Christie (#11), Leow Xin Ying, Antrusha (#12), Erica Gwee Khye En (#13), Tan Jingwen Andrea (#14), Grace Athena Hoten (#15)
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