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Bayon and MSGM into CBL last four

Davies Paints top scorer Fred Babida (left) shoots past the outstretched arm of Bayon Airlines’ Hon Wai in the second game of their Cambodian Basketball League quarterfinal playoff in Phnom Penh on Sunday. Photo supplied
Davies Paints top scorer Fred Babida (left) shoots past the outstretched arm of Bayon Airlines’ Hon Wai in the second game of their Cambodian Basketball League quarterfinal playoff in Phnom Penh on Sunday. Photo supplied

Bayon and MSGM into CBL last four

Bayon Airlines and MSGM Beast completed the Cambodian Basketball League semifinal line-up with hard-earned wins over Davies Paints and Blue Thunder, respectively, in their quarterfinal playoffs at the Olympic Stadium Indoor Arena on Sunday.

While Bayon came up with a strong fourth-quarter run to beat Davies Paints for the second time at 65-33 to polish off their tie 2-0, MSGM Beast closed out their contest against the All Khmer Blue Thunder 64-59 on the back of Gba You’s dominant display.

In the semifinal clashes on October 9, Extra Joss Fighters face MSGM Beast while ALLN Supermen will take on Bayon Airlines.The game between Bayon and Paints was evenly poised until deep into the fourth quarter after the scores were tied three times with six minutes left on the clock.

A crucial three-pointer from Chhor gave Bayon the edge as they opened up a 10-point gap with two minutes left. Yet the dying moments produced drama of sorts when Chhor and Meddala from the rival camp were fouled out. Despite that setback, Bayon grimly hung on to their lead. Hon Wai emerged as the top scorer with 17 points, ably assisted by Chhor with 12.

For the Paints, Fred Babida led the hunt with 15 points followed by Jeff Cruz and Qui Tevis with 10 each.A strong starting line-up and a sound bench helped Beasts overcome Blue Thunder. With Gba You in fine scoring nick, his 17 points. some of them at critical phases proved vital for the Beasts.

Though Ki Don turned in 19 points and Phearon 12, Thunder could not live up to their name.

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