IVP Bball (Women): SIM dethrone NTU for first championship title

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Story and photos by Lim Yong Teck/Red Sports.

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Singapore Institute of Management players celebrate their win against Nanyang Technological University. (Photo 1 © Lim Yong Teck/Red Sports)

Singapore Polytechnic, Friday, February 2, 2018 — All-around play helped Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) fend off a second-half scare and beat five-time champions Nanyang Technological University (NTU) 64–62 for their first ever Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic (IVP) Women’s Basketball Championship title.

SIM were led by Chin Wan Qing (#2) and Pauline Ang (#19), who finished with 22 and 19 points respectively. While it was the pair who did most of the work leading up to the final moments of the game, it was Juliana Ang’s (#19) control and clutch shooting from Jowilly Siew (#8) that helped seal the deal.

After holding NTU to just eight points in the opening quarter, SIM faltered and allowed seven straight points from Au Zi Yu (#18) to bridge the score to just three points at the half.

Chua Cunfang’s (#29) offensive outing, coupled with foul trouble, added to SIM’s woes in the closing half. Chua helped NTU to their first lead with just under two minutes to play, but that marked the end of NTU’s momentum.

NTU had opportunities to clinch the victory or send the game beyond regulation, but a poor showing at the charity stripe doomed their fate.

“Our hard work paid off,” said Chin. “It’s really a classic story of ‘you reap what you sow’, and I’m very, very happy and proud of my team-mates for pushing and doing this together.”

Ang (#19) concurred and added: “Who wins in the end is determined by how much we want to win and how hard we fight to the end, and I think everyone really gave their best today.”

The third place playoff match went to National University of Singapore (NUS), who were led by Bernice Yeo (#4) and Tang Choy Ting (#11), who contributed 13 points apiece.

Despite a 21-point showing from Jayne Chan (#30), costly mistakes by SP in the second half allowed NUS to turn the tide around in the closing quarter and take home the 47–44 win.

Scoring by quarters
SP vs NUS
1st Q: 14–9
2nd Q: 11–14 (25–23)
3rd Q: 13–13 (38–36)
4th Q: 6–11 (44–47)

SIM vs NTU
1st Q: 22–8
2nd Q: 7–18 (29–26)
3rd Q: 23–20 (52–46)
4th Q: 12–16 (64–62)

Top scorers
SP
Jayne Chan (#30) — 21 points
Mabel Koh (#7) — 14 points

NUS
Bernice Yeo (#4) — 13 points
Tang Choy Ting (#11) — 13 points

SIM
Chin Wan Qing (#2) — 22 points
Pauline Ang (#15) — 19 points

NTU
Chua Cunfang (#29) — 18 points
Amelia Lee (#10) — 13 points

SP Roster
Charmaine Lam (#3), Mabel Koh (#7), Choy Qi Yi (#8), Leo Swee Tze (#9), Natrasha Binte Muhd Zaky (#11), Vivian Lim (#14), Loh Li Ying (#21), Lim Zhixing (#22), Han Xingyue (#24), Syahidah Binte Mohd Hashim (#25), Jayne Chan (#30), Tiana Ng (#35), Casey Baguilat Perdido (#41), Cleo Sim (#44), May Lim (#99)

NUS Roster
Bernice Yeo (#4), Valerie Chua (#6), Carisia Lee (#7), Mavis Chng (#8), Ong Jia Le (#10), Tang Choy Ting (#11), Michelle Chew (#12), Leah-Diane Warden Xiu Yu (#13), Yvonne See (#14), Chok Xin Yan (#15), Kong Yu Qi (#21), Kristerbel Pang (#29), Nichole (#59)

SIM Roster
Loo Qiao Yun (#1), Chin Wan Qing (#2), Vinnie Koh (#3), Jacqueline Tan (#4), Melissa Lim (#5), Panmeline Liew (#7), Jowilly Siew (#8), Cherry Tan (#11), Debbie Ngo (#12), Pauline Ang (#15), Janice Ong (#18), Juliana Ang (#19), Ngai Hui Min (#21), Tung Kah Hui (#33), Liang Qi Wei (#87)

NTU Roster
Ong Sze Ming (#2), Sheryl Ng (#4), Shermaine See (#5), Si Xu Vongsuvanish (#6), Amanda Lim (#9), Amelia Lee (#10), Jeanette Kee (#11), Woon Wei Jing (#12), Chen Jingyi (#13), Winnchis Yap (#15), Foo Yuan Ru (#16), Au Zi Yu (#18), Lee Yu Zhen (#21), Chua Cunfang (#29), Louise Yip (#77)

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