Michael Chan scored 12 of his personal best 21 points in the first half and D.S.F. won in the new teams match up in the season debut. Despite another personal best 12 points from Kwan Ho Yu, another former SAMURAI, Chung Sing lost 26-37 and was out-rebounded 14-34.
After Frankie Lee hit the lone first basket and D.S.F. was behind 3-6. Michael Chan made a pair of foul shots, Alex Li added one, Benson Kwong scored two points and Michael concluded the 8-0 run with another basket as they took the 10-6 lead into the second period and never trail again.
Michael hit another shot for a six point lead before Lok Ming Sin scored another and put it back to four. but D.S.F. went on to have 6-0 run before Kwan Ho Yu hit a three-point to get closer again at 11-17. Michael Chan hit the final shot before the end of the first half as D.S.F. lead 19-11 at half-time.
Kwan Ho Yu, who missed the previous season for SAMURAI, scored 4 of his team’s six points in the first period and 7 of 11 in the first half.
Matthew Wong made both shots at the line in the third period and put D.S.F. to the biggest lead at 22-11. Lok Ming Sin made a running jumper before Benson Kwong regain the double-digit lead by an layup. Kwok Fu Chung scored all his four points in the same period and helped Chung Sing get within 17-24. Michael Chan hit from deep for an 8-point lead before Kwan Ho Yu beat the buzzer and cut it back to 21-27 entering the final period.
After Wai Lung Chan swished a two for D.S.F., Kwan Ho Yu was fouled from beyond the arc. He made the first for 26-31 before missing the last two at the line. And the other two former SAMURAI combined for the team’s final six points for the eleven-point victory.
Kwan Ho Yu had 4 rebounds, committed six turnovers and was fouled out. His brother, Chi Ho Yu also had 4 boards and made the lone attempt for two points. Lok Ming Sin had two points on 2-12 shooting and dished twice.
Four D.S.F. committed four or more turnovers. All D.S.F. starters scored, dished, fouled and turned over.
Michael Chan’s previous high is 15 points in the league’s very first game. 9 boards also breaks his personal record.
Three former SAMURAI combined for 41 of the 63 total points in the game. Michael Chan and Kwan Ho Yu were SAMURAI teammates in the first season of the league. Michael missed the ensuing season while Kwan Ho Yu missed the previous, when Benson Kwong first joined SAMURAI. Chung Sing is coached by Dennis Chang, who played for SAMURAI in the first two season before joining SOUTHORN Tigers, who is also in the Flight Division.
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