Story and photos by Low Zheng Yu/Red Sports
SUTD Indoor Sports Hall, Monday, June 12, 2017 — Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) dominated on both ends of the floor to defeat Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) 60-24 in the National Youth Sports Institute (NYSI) Basketball league.
With this win, NYP now have a 1-1 win-loss record, having lost to Temasek Polytechnic previously. For SUTD, this was their opening game of the league.
NYP got off to a good start with Yap Jin Tong (NYP #2) hitting a quick jumper, but Sng Ei Jia (SUTD #14) answered with a post move of her own to tie things up. NYP, however, were able to set up their defense to force several turnovers from SUTD, capitalizing on them to score in transition. NYP quickly jumped ahead to lead 18-6 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second, SUTD came out fighting. They played harder on defense to clamp down on NYP’s offense, limiting NYP to just nine points. Despite the good defensive effort, SUTD were not able to capitalize on the offensive opportunities their defense gave them. SUTD only scored five points in the quarter and NYP were up 27-11 at the half.
With just eight players available for the game, SUTD were clearly exhausted. NYP took advantage of that and continued to score relentlessly. As the score continued to widen, SUTD could not find a way to retaliate. NYP eventually rolled past SUTD 60-24.
NYP captain, Jody Ng (NYP #11), commented, “I think we did better than our previous game but there’s still a lot of room for improvement. We need to capitalized more on our offense and our defense could be tighter. We did well today cheering for each other. There wasn’t much communication the last game but today we did better. I hope we can continue to improve and perform better in upcoming games.”
Scoring by Quarter
NYP vs SUTD
1st Q: 18-06
2nd Q: 09-05 (27-11)
3rd Q: 15-07 (42-18)
4th Q: 18-06 (60-24)
Poh Lee Chin (#14) – 11 pts
Briana Lee (#3) – 10 pts
Sng Ei Jia (#14) – 13 pts
Yap Jin Tong (#2), Briana Lee (#3), Sharon Chua (#4), Valerie Koh (#5), Leona Ng (#6), Isabella Mak (#7), Eliya Sabrina Binte Suhaimi (#8), Tay Weili (#9), Gladys Ng (#10), Jody Ng (#11), Tricia Tan (#12), Lynette Khoo (#13), Poh Lee Chin (#14), Vera Koh (#15), Masangque, Daisy Anne (#16), New Yeexin (#17), Kristy Ho (#22), Yong Leehui (#23), Christina Chua (#24), P.Kalpana (#26)
Seng Jia Hong (#4), Oh Xi Yu (#5), Lee Jia En (#6), Sofia Foo Xin Di (#7), Kelly Khoo Khe Liq (#9), Christabella Adelina (#10), Wong Jing Yi (#11), Low Ming Hui, Rachel (#12), Chan Li Yu (#13), Sng Ei Jia (#14), Teo Carmel (#15), Chen Jing (#16), Chau Wai Man (#17), Lee Jia Yi (#18), Yeoh Chuen Wen (#21)
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