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Singapore salvages 5th place with comeback win vs Vietnam

/ 06:48 PM May 18, 2017
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Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net

Singapore rallied from eight points down in the last seven minutes and stunned Vietnam, 73-60, Thursday to finish its 2017 Seaba Championship assignment at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Delvin Goh nabbed a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds, to go with four assists and two blocks, while Leon Kwek chimed in 15 markers, seven boards, and six assists in the win.

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Larry Liew also got 15 points in the victory, eight of which coming in Singapore’s fourth quarter assault.

The Singaporeans stared at a 56-48 deficit in the final 7:21 and went on a 23-2 surge to take a 70-58 lead, punctuated by a jumper from Lyon Chia.

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Not helping Vietnam’s cause was its anemic 4-of-20 shooting from the field, as Singapore settled for a fifth place finish with their 2-4 card.

The loss kept Vietnam at sixth place as it ended the tourney with a 1-5 record.

Trieu Han Minh paced the Vietnamese with 17 points, four rebounds, and two assists, while To Quang Trung got 10 in the loss. /atm

The Scores:

SINGAPORE 73 – Goh 15, Kwek 15, Liew 15, Chia 10, H. Ng 7, Raj 6, Wong 5, Cheok 0, J. Ng 0, Lim 0.

VIETNAM 60 – Trieu 17, To 10, Nguyen VH 9, Tran 8, Le NT 6, Le PT 5, Dang 2, Nguyen TN 2, Nguyen HH 1.

Quarters: 18-17, 29-29, 47-47, 73-60.

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