Trailing in the first half for the second straight game, SOUTHORN Tigers outscored the opponent again in the second half and this time, they can put it away. V’s, without big inside presence Chris Tang, lost another game by double digits in a 39-27 loss.
After a one-point loss to the G.T. Explorers, SOUTHORN Tigers had another first-period shooting slump with 2 on 14. They missed also all four foul shots. V’s guard Nelson Ho made one trey and a free throw, teammate Crazy Ng made both attempts as they took a 8-4 advantage in the second period.
Denny Law, Albert Chan, has one basket each to give in the second period. Jerry Tang hits a jump shot to give his team a 14-11 lead. But Tigers’ centre Dennis Chang made two free throws in addition to his scored 6 points in the period and cut the deflicit to one at the break.
Terence Chan drived for a layup to take back a first lead for his team and Ray Chan hit a jumper to make it 17-14. Crazy Ng made scored two under the basket and reduce it back to one.
William Leung scored two fast break points, and made two three-point shots after two free throws by Dennis Chan to conclude a 10-0 run and put the team to a 13-point advantage the biggest in the game. Wilson Chow added two points before the end of the period as they outscored V’s 18-6.
SOUTHORN Tigers had a 13 rebound advanctage, 16-6 offensively. Ray Chan started for Tigers and grabbed a game-high 8 boards.
Terence Chan, who made only one of six free throws entering this season, was 3-4 from the line. Wilson Chow missed all his four attempts, and seven altogether this season.
Benny Wong missed all six attempts. The shooting guard missed 19 shots since he made the 4th trey against M.I.B. in the first period of the team’s Season III opener. He and teammate Ken Leung combined for 0-27 in two games, 12 from beyond the arc.
Crazy Ng was perfect from the floor, making all five attempts. The forward tied a game-high 10 points, added also four rebounds and one steal. Nelson Ho had six points and made one of the only three three-pointers in the game. Former Tigers Anson Cha made one of four free throws.
Chris Tang did not play. The centre could be out for the rest of season due to knee injury.
Tigers’ guard Wai Chun Wong was hit on the floor in the final period but there was no serious injury.
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