New Team Ma Ying Win League Debut
Former T-REX Chung Ming Mok led all scorers of the night with 22 points and Ma Ying for a 50-36 league debut victory. Danny Ho added 12 points and six rebounds, Otto Chan collected a game-high 10 rebounds and added eight points for the new team this season.
Mok scored five of the team’s first seven points and opened the league’s first game of the year with a 7-2 spurt.
The young Chung Sing did have an answer early. Lok Ming Sin stole the ball from Danny and assisted on a fastbreak basket by Ming Yan Chow and cut the lead to only 6-7 in the middle of the period. Dickson Chou, another new face who played for M.I.B. in the latest Original Four series, tied the game at 10-all. With some starting players went to the bench, Chung Sing would only see a 9-0 run by Ma Ying, who close the first 10 minutes at 19-10.
Ma Ying’s nine point advantage was frozen for possessions when both teams have numerous turnovers, and both teams went into scoring drought until Mok made another layup for a 25-14 lead. He scored the team’s final five points of the half and brought his team a 32-18 cushion into half-time.
Four points by Sin and Chi Shing Yip helped Chung Sing to pull within 10 points as the second half begin, but that was the closest they could reach. Elvin Tam split a pair of free throw when Chung Sing was down 30-41, but Danny’s two foul shots and Mok scored his 20th points for a 15-point lead entering the final stanza.
Dickson Chau scored 7 of his team-high eleven points in the second half of his SBL debut.
Ma Ying was 9 for 17 at the line while Elvin was the only player who get to the line, and for only once, for Chung Sing.
Ma Ying had 27 turnovers, indirectly leading to the difference in field goal attempts. Chung Sing had 56 attempts bu shot only 30 percent, making 17 of them. Ma Ying shot over 50% at 20-37.
Dennis Chang will miss the rest of the season due to injury in Original Four series.
Old faces in new uniforms include former Photons Sonnel Pun. Ivan Shiu, previous rebound leader for Photons was out of town and did not play. Tony lau was registered to T-REX previously.
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