Story by Dylan Chua/Red Sports. Photos by Chan Hua Zheng/Red Sports.

Alvin Toh Yik Xuen (Greenridge #7) pulls up for a jumpshot. He had a game-high 9 points in the victory. (Photo  © Chan Hua Zheng/Red Sports)

Alvin Toh Yik Xuen (Greenridge #7) pulls up for a jumpshot. He had a game-high 9 points in the victory. (Photo 1 © Chan Hua Zheng/Red Sports)

Clementi Sports Hall, Wednesday, February 10, 2016 – Greenridge Secondary defeated NUS High 32-22 to record their first victory of the West Zone B Division Championship, condemning NUS High to a winless season in the process.

Alvin Toh (Greenridge #7) and Dylan Toh (NUS High #35) both bagged a game-high nine points for their teams.

Greenridge finally had something to show for their hard work with the win, having lost to both New Town Secondary and Commonwealth Secondary by single digits earlier in the Championship.

Despite having very high team morale, NUS High were unable to arrest their losing streak to end their season on a high.

Captain of NUS High, Lee Khoon Hwee (#23), said after the game, “My team did quite well even though our coach was not here. We didn’t do quite as well as we wanted to.”

In a game which pride was at stake for both teams, Greenridge executed well offensively and NUS High showed great team spirit with the bench cheering the team on.

Greenridge took their time on offense, often searching for their big man to score buckets inside the paint. They managed to do so at an efficient rate with some nice feeds to their big man. NUS High though showed tenacity on defense, helping them to steals and easy lay-ups at the other end.

Greenridge’s better efficiency on offense ultimately led them to a 10-point, 32-22 victory as both teams season came to an end after the game.

Jurongville Secondary had earlier grinded out a hard-fought win over New Town Secondary to finish top of Group F, consigning New Town to runners-up spot in the group. Greenridge and NUS High finished 4th and 5th in Group F respectively.

Jurongville and New Town will be in the draw for Round 2 of the West Zone B Division Championship which commences on February 22 at Clementi Sports Hall.

Scoring by Quarter
Greenridge vs NUS High

1st Q: 6-2
2nd Q: 6-3 (12-5)
3rd Q: 12-8 (24-13)
4th Q: 8-9 (32-22)

Top Scorer

Alvin Toh Yik Xuen (#7) – 9 points
Yuki Take Lim Zheng Yue (#14) – 6 points

NUS High
Dylan Toh (#35) – 9 points
Mahesh Pranesh (#29) – 6 points

Greenridge Roster
Viduka Go Wei Jie (#3), Alvin Toh Yik Xuen (#7), Tordesillas Shem Rafael Federico (#9), Yuki Take Lim Zheng Yue (#14), Raphael (#17), Shin Donghun (#18), Manalang Martin Noah Arong (#24), Raynan Soh (#25), Teo Haoyi (#27), Mason Chua (#28), Chong Jing Han (#30), Lim Zhan Hong, Dominic (#30)

NUS High Roster
Brandon Lim (#0), Mahesh Pranesh (#29), Ong Jun Wei (#24), Dylan Toh (#35), Feldman Lee (#30), Owen Leong (#11), Samuel Siow (#2), Soong Rui Kai (#8), Ang Wee Heng (#6), Sean Sekine Yoshitatsu (#32), Jasper Gan (#48), Lee Khoon Hwee (#23)

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