| James Kon |
BRUNEI Shell Joint Venture (BSJV) yesterday avenged their defeat in the group stage of the basketball event in the 2nd Brunei Darussalam National Games by crushing Brunei-Muara District Team 77-73 in the finals held at the Multipurpose hall of the National Indoor Stadium.
Mario Angeles Lagdan contributed 23 points to the BSJV winning effort while his teammate Jetterson Paraiso scored a total of 20 points. Brunei-Muara’s top scorer was Khoo Chin Kai who scored 20 points including three three-pointer in the dying minutes of the match.
BSJV were leading by 14 points by the end of the first quarter, however, Brunei-Muara managed to crawl back into the match. By the end of the first half, the BSJV’s lead was cut down to only five points.
It was a see-saw battle in the third quarter and Brunei-Muara finally tie the score at 40 apiece through a Benjamin Lim’s lay-up.
BSJV took hold of the match in the last quarter thanks to good passings and fast break which opened a 13-point gap two minutes before the final whistle.
The bronze medal went to Brunei Association of Bank after defeating Belait Team 70-48
The guest of honour who presented the prizes was YB Awang Hj Jumat bin Akim, a member of the Legislative Council and village head of Kampung Putat.