Indonesia showed flashes of what they are capable of doing in the 2017 SEABA Championships, as they drubbed Singapore, 71-50, to open their campaign in the regional tourney on Wednesday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Indonesia zoomed to a 1-0 card even without using naturalized import Jamrr Johnson. The Singaporeans, meanwhile, are now 0-1.
Mario Wuysang led the Indons’ attack with 20 points spiked by six triples — with 17 markers coming from the first half, highlighted by three straight treys late in the second frame to lift his team to a gargantuan 40-9 lead.
The Indons posted the game’s widest gap at 37, 48-11, after an 8-0 run powered by Christian Sitepu with 8:05 to go, but the Singaporeans made a late-game spree closed by 16, 66-50, after a Larry Liew trey with 2:08 remaining.
However, a Kevin Sitorus triple with just 56.6 seconds left to play proved to be Indonesia’s padlock, shutting the door on any Singaporean comeback miracle.
Sitepu finished with 15 points and six boards, while Sandy Kurniawan chipped in 11 markers, highlighted by a 3-of-7 clip from beyond the arc.
The Singaporeans were led by Liew with his 11 points. Guard Wong Wei Long backed him up with 10 markers.
The Indons shot 41.27 from the floor, while Singapore shot just 32 percent. Indonesia also edged their counterparts slightly on the rebounding department, 41-36.
Indonesia will look to go 2-0 in the tourney as they take on Malaysia tomorrow, Saturday, May 13, at 5:00 PM, while Singapore will aim to bounce back against Gilas Pilipinas, also tomorrow night at 7:00 PM.
Indonesia (71) – Wuysang 20, Sitepu 15, Kurniawan 11, Grahita 8, Sitorus 7, Dhyaksa 6, Pratama 2, Nugroho 2, Lakudu 0.
Singapore (50) – Liew 11, Wong 10, J. Ng 8, Kwek 8, Goh 6, J. Lim 4, H. Ng 3, Cheok 0, Chia 0, Y. Lim 0, Tan 0.
Quarterscores: 18-3, 40-11, 56-29, 71-50.
Justin Brownlee carries Ginebra to bounce back OT win over San Miguel
Lester Prosper looks to be with Columbian ‘for the long run’
Jerramy King still working his way back to Columbian
De Guzman lifts PLDT to bounce back win; Army, Navy create tie at fourth
Ateneo Lady Eagles in unison: ‘Sisi Rondina made everything so much harder’
Mighty Sports taps Mikey Williams, Aaron Black for Jones Cup
Tolentino siblings made sure to bring glory to Ateneo in final years
Kat Tolentino leaves Ateneo at peace
Saldua’s putback, Robles’ swat pave way for Davao Occidental’s escape of Zamboanga
Collado, Gabo connive as Basilan Steel give Bicol rude MPBL welcome
Motolite picks up first win at skidding Bali Pure’s expense
PacificTown-Army ends first round at solo third, outlasts BanKo
- News5 days ago
Kalei Mau transfers to F2 Logistics as UVC disbands
- News4 days ago
Bryan Bagunas signs with Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler
- News4 days ago
Kalei Mau on choosing F2: ‘I thought about what team will benefit me as a player’
- Basketball4 days ago
Alex Nuyles gets a new lease on life with Bicol Volcanoes