The duo of Dela Cruz and Gisalan each scored a game-high 22 points to help TK Tea House basketball team to an easy win over CaresBridge basketball team 105-52 in the opening match of the Open Category for the You-C 1000 Fuzhou Cup that tipped off in the newly open Brunei Fuzhou Shiyyi Association’s building on Friday night.
With the biggest prize money for a basketball tournament organised by any Chinese association in recent years, 14 teams are vying for the champion’s BND5,000 cash prize in the Open Category while eight teams in the Veteran’s Category compete for the winner’s cash prize of BND1,000.
In the Veteran’s Category, Digimark team cruised to their first victory with a 100-77 win against Thevent.co.
In the opening ceremony, Brunei Fuzhou Shiyyi Association President Jackson Ting said, “The inaugural tournament is aimed to promote healthy lifestyle through exercise in a game of basketball. I hope the tournament will become an annual competition in the future.”
On behalf of You-C 1000, Hui Huang Enterprise Manager Katherine Hii as the main sponsor lifted the ball for the first tip-off in TK Tea House-CaresBridge game.
The Brunei Fuzhou Shiyyi Association President also presented certificates of appreciation to the sponsors during the ceremony.