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M.I.B. outlasted H.F.C. in OT Win

2009.06.22 16:41

H.F.C. will try for a second championship in next season.

Corn Hui scored four of his game-high 17 points in overtime and led M.I.B. to Final for the first time after beating H.F.C. in a 37-34 victory.

Patrick Ip scored the game’s first basket, but the 2-to-zero score is the only time H.F.C. could lead in the Semi-final.

H.F.C. could tie the game four times in the final period, the yellow army still failed take a lead.

Corn’s three-point play helped the men in black to lead 6-2 early in the first period. While both teams struggle through much of the rest of the period, H.F.C. managed to tie the game at six-all after Andy So’s basket.

Chi Fu Yuen brought M.I.B. a 8-6 lead entering the second period before 7-2 spurt that put that extend the lead to seven points.

Tabo Chak hit a pair of free throws before halftime when h.F.C. was down 10-15.

The scoreboard did not change for extended minutes after the third period begins. Both teams could not score, and with many turnovers were seen from both sides until Chi Fu Yuen scored for a 17-10 lead after almost six minutes into the second half.

Wai Keung’s layup under rim put M.I.B. to a 19-12 cushion but the champion of 2007 did not colapse that early.

Colin Wong’s fast-break layup in the fourth period tied the game at 22-all, Tabo’s jumper tied it at 24, and Andy’s two points tied the game again at 26.

Down the stretch, Wai Keung Lee dominated near the rim against H.F.C. who played without starting centre Nikko Kwok (illness) and with Tabo having four fouls already.

M.I.B. just could not close out H.F.C. yet vby this four-point lead, as time was enough for Patrick to make two free throws and Alfred Lin tied the game at 30.

Corn stole the ball from Tabo and scored on the fastbreak to begin the overtime and hit another basket for a four point lead. Tim Cheung, who had the pair of glasses broken in the second straight game, split a pair of foul shot to conclude the scoring of the second Semi-Final game this year.

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