Ivan and Wild Beasts are still searhing for a win
SOUTHORN Tigers defeat Wild Beasts in a 34-28 behind another big game from Ray Chan, who had 13 points and was 5-for-7 from the floor. Jonathan De Castro was just one point shy for a double-double, scoring nine points and had a game-high 13 rebounds, but this 4th straight loss put Wild Beasts in a hole that their only hope to playoffs was soley tied to their final game.
The Tigers were slow in the beginning. After two ponts by Ken Leung, Jonathan and Kim Fung Chan each scored two points and Chi Kin Wu capped a 7-0 run with a three-point shot. Edward Fong and Ray helped Tigers to cut the lead to 6-7 before the second period begin.
Jonathan scored all four four Wild Beasts’ points in the second period as they lead 11-4, but Ben Cheng and Ray combined for 8-0 spurt that helped Tigers to lead 15-11 at halftime, and they never trail again.
Benny Wong, who missed all three attempts in the first period, made his first attempt in the second half from deep and put Tigers up at 20-13. Wilson Chow shook off his rust in his second game return, scored four of his six point of the night in the period.
Kim Fung Chan was the only scorer for Wild Beasts in the third period with four points. He was 2-for-5 from the feild this period, Watson Choi missed all 6 attempts and the team was 2-for-13 overall in that span.
Ken made his second basket of the game and Tigers had a 11-point cushion entering the 4th period.
The lead extended to 30-15 mid-way through the final period. Penny Chan and Chi Kin each made a three-pointer and Wild Beasts lost 28-34.
Ray Chan break his personal best set in previous game with one more point. The atheletic forward finished with 13 points3 boards and four steals. Benny has its three-game streak of double-digit scoring snapped with 3 points scored.
Kim Fung Chan had 11 rebounds but committed six turnovers. The starting Beasts had 16 turnovers and 20 overall.
Terry Liu (7.5 PPG), the leading scorer for Wild Beasts entering the game, did not play. Jonathan (7.7) get past him after this game to lead in scoring.
The 7-2 lead in the first period was the biggest for Wild Beasts and the only time they ever lead in a game in this season. They have faced double-digit deficit in all four games played.
Tigers guard Wai Chun Wong played his first game since the third-place game in 2007. He missed two attempts including a wide-open three. Terence Chan, the Tigers’ leading rebounder, missed two straight games due to painful leg.
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