The Tigers still gave up points when they game begins, but they finally can lead and finish. SOUTHORN Tigers beat M.I.B. in a 40-34 victory.
M.I.B. started the game by a 5-0 run, but was scoreless in the rest of the period. Dennis Chang split two pair of free throws, Benny Wong hit a trey off the glass and Wilson Chow hit a jumper for a 7-0 run as the Tigers took a lead first time in the season.
Cindy Lee hit a trey in the second period and Dennis Chang scored three points to extend the lead for Tigers to four. M.I.B. finished the second period by four points at the line from Ben Cheng, Corn Hui and Chi Fu Yuen and M.I.B. was down at 11-15 at the break.
Benny Wong swished for three before Eddie Wong answered at the other end to keep the margin at 18-16. Eddie’s trey was the lone basket from deep by the men in black, who attempted seven times compared to 16 by the Tigers.
Two lay-ups from Chi Fu Yuen tied the game and Jefferson Tong scored two more points to put M.I.B. for a 22-20 lead before the Tigers called a timeout.
Dennis Chang and Wilson Chow connected six straight free throws and Ben Tsang finished a three-point play to end the third period, re-gain the lead and took a five-point cushion entering the final period.
Both teams went scoreless in the beginning of the final period.
Ray Chan drawn an offensive charging by Corn Hui and was hit to the ground. After Dennis Chan missed a jumper in the ensuing possession, Stanley Ma was fouled at the other end but he missed both shots at the line.
After Dennis Chan and Edward Fong scored, William Leung swished back-to-back three-point shots followed by Ben Tsang’s free throw, SOUTHORN Tigers took a 40-31 lead with about two minutes left. Jefferson Tong scored two and Corn Hui added one more free throw for a 34-40 result as the M.I.B. lost the fifth time to Tigers.
Chi Fu Yuen led all scores by 11 points and added seven boards and three steals. Corn Hui had four boards but shot only 2 on twelve from the field for seven points. Bryan Lo attended the game, but did not dress for his team.
William Leung had eight points, Dennis Chang added seven and a team-high six boards. Ben Tsang, Benny Wong and Wilson Chow each scored six points. Terence Chan did not attend the game. After a 8-18 performance at the line against D.S.F., the Tigers were 11-15.
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