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    Fuzhou Shiyyi Association lift You-C1000 Basketball Cup

    James Kon

    Fuzhou Shiyyi Association caused an upset by overcoming favourites TK Tea House 84-79 in the final of the You-C1000 Basketball Cup 2022 late on Friday night.

    The win was made sweeter after TK Tea House defeated Fuzhou Shiyyi Association 100-83 in their Group B encounter earlier in the tournament.

    TK Tea House actually led from the tip off until the end of the third quarter, holding a slim lead in a tightly contested final.

    However, things took a turn for the better in the final quarter for Fuzhou Shiyyi Association as they managed to pull away with the lead thanks to better scoring and easy fast breaks.

    Ahmad Termizi made 20 points including six three-pointers while Lim Liang Wei had an MVP night contributing 35 points for the championship win.

    Fuzhou Shiyyi Association and TK Tea House players in action. PHOTOS: JAMES KON
    ABOVE & BELOW: Yi’s Nation and Easyway in the third place playoff; and Le Doux Patisserie with the women’s champion trophy. PHOTOS: JAMES KON

    Champions of the men’s category Fuzhou Shiyyi Association in a group photo with sponsors Huang Hui Enterprise and Brunei Basketball Association and Brunei Fuzhou Shiyyi Association members

    On the other side, Earl Medina scored 22 points while team captain Elvin Requitin had 15 points for TK Tea House team.

    Fuzhou Shiyyi Association’s coach Peter Chen credited his team for the win.

    “We didn’t play at our best in the first three quarters. In the fourth quarter, we had a huddle and told the team to give it their all for the win. We then started making better plays and shots. Ahmad Termizi and Lim Liang Wei were playing exceptionally well tonight,” said the coach.

    “It’s a Cinderella story for us. We lost our first game to TK Tea House in the Group B match and it’s redemption for us tonight. But give credit to TK Tea House for playing hard and not making it easy for us,” he added.

    Meanwhile in the third place playoff, Easyway pulled off an extraordinary performance by mounting a 21-point come back in the fourth quarter to defeat Yi’s Nation 78-73.

    Leading 64-34 in the final quarter, Yi’s Nation could not maintain its advantage and was limited to scoring only nine points. Easyway took care of business by scoring 35 points to take third place.

    In the women’s category, Le Doux Patisserie claimed top spot while Propel Services and Trading and GHK placed second and third, respectively.

    Manager Katherine Hii of Huang Hui Enterprise, the sole distributor of You-C1000 drinks and main sponsor of the basketball tournament, presented the prizes to the men’s winning teams while assistant manager Joan Hii presented the prizes to the winners in the women’s category.

    Also in attendance were Chairman of Brunei Basketball Association (BBA) Jake Goh and BBA Advisor Jackson Ting, who is also the President of Brunei Fuzhou Shiyyi Association.

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