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Dragons, EJ Fighters bag wins

Dragons, EJ Fighters bag wins

Smart Dragons and Extra Joss Fighters posted easy wins as the final stage of the Bayon Cup Inter Club Basketball Tournament – involving the 10 best teams from the first phase – got off to a bright start at the Olympic Stadium Indoor arena on Sunday.

While Dragons beat Wat Koh High School 56-45, the Fighters got past Youth 157 by a widening 36 point margin at 82-46.

Smart Dragons took the court without their key player Adam Tayyaba, while rivals Wat Koh High School could only field six players on the roster.

With several missed outside shots, the teams were level just 9-9 after 10 minutes of play. In the second quarter, however, Ben Laird helped Dragons with their offence, scoring seven points of his own. For Wat Koh Sok Samnang and Meas Ravuth kept the score ticking to see off the breather just two points behind Dragons.

In the second half, Wat Koh kept their zone defence tight causing Dragons to struggle offensively. But in the crucial final quarter, Dragons’ better stamina on court began show. Ibou Ndiyae, who emerged with 13 points, helped Dragons stretch their lead to 10 points with four minutes left.

In other matches, Bayon Airlines blasted Defu Group 81-45 while An Hui beat an all-Chinese outfit Guangdong 79-56. In the final game of the day, ALLN, who won their division with a 100 per cent record in the first phase, began the round robin winning 112-40 win against Loda Want.

The tournament will resume on April 24.


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