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Bruneians edged out in Malaysia D-League match

James Kon

Marcus Quirk’s 31 points were not enough to lift Bruneian team Pegasus from dropping its first game against Malaysian team Speed Hunters 89-90 after overtime in the Group A encounter in the Malaysia D-League basketball league.

Jeremy Chu and Tsung Lik King contributed 14 points each while Teoh Yi Kang put in 13 points and Kuan Shean Lin 10 points.

With Pegasus conceding turnovers, the Malaysian side took commanding lead by the end of the third quarter at 58-71.

But Team Pegasus fought back valiantly in the fourth quarter thanks to Yikang Teoh and Jeremy Chu.

Tied 82-82 at the end of regulation time, the game went into overtime.

Bruneian team Pegasus in a group photo. PHOTO: JAMES KON

Speed Hunters’ Lim Jun Wei helped his team pull ahead 88-84 with two minutes left. But Pegasus’ You Xin Yap brought his team within two points after making both free throws with one minute and 17 seconds left.

Speed Hunters’ Lee Chyi Sheng then fouled Marcus Quirk who went to the free throw line.

He only sunk the second, bringing the score to 89-90 with 50 seconds on the clock.

Pegasus could have had a dramatic win in the closing seconds, but Marcus Quirk couldn’t make the most of his chances. “There was a lack of chemistry in the team and we didn’t defend well,” said Pegasus Sport Agency Founder Samuel Jong.

“We will need to make adjustments for the next game.”

He also noted that Barry Tsung Lik King and Shean Lin both put up double figures.

Pegasus will tip-off against Singapore Adroit today.