KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia wins their first women’s basketball match against Vietnam clearing each quarter with a better lead than before. With the roaring support of the Malaysian fans cheering on “Malaysia Boleh!” they almost doubled their opponents score, 88-54.

 

It was a clear win from the start as Malaysia took the first quarter with an 8 point lead, which they then doubled it to a 16 point lead by half-time then 30 point advantage at the end of third quarter.

 

Despite having taller players , our national women’s team took no advantage of their height and scored 17 three-point shots for a total of 51 points.

 

Vietnam conceded over 30 turnovers, half of which were due to steals from the Malaysian team. A total of 18 successful steals were made by the Malaysian players.

 

Chong Yin Yin and Wong Mei Chyn were Malaysia’s top scorers at 17 and 10 points respectively.

 

“We’ve trained very hard and long for the SEA Games and we’re glad the fruits of our labor are showing. They (Vietnam) were no easy team but we manage to control the game and beat them,” said Coach Yoong Sze Yuin.

 

The women’s team will take on Philippines tomorrow (24/8) at 11.15 AM at MABA Stadium, Kuala Lumpur.

MALAYSIAN Women’s TEAM ROSTER

 

No. Name Place of Birth Age Height (CM) Weight (KG) Position
1 Wong Mei Chyn Sarawak 26 159 53 G
3 Pang Hui Pin Johor 27 176 70 F/G
5 Chong Yin Yin Perak 24 166 62 G
6 Saw Wei Yin Kuala Lumpur 25 168 72 PG
7 Nur Izzati Yaakob Kuala Lumpur 28 164 59 G
8 Ooi Poh Yee Selangor 24 175 62 F
10 Tai Chia Qian Malacca 20 171 61 F
11 Magdelene Low Malacca 23 168 89 F
12 Kalaimathi R. Johor 27 184 75 C
23 Ng Shi Yeng Kuala Lumpur 23 187 72 C
35 Yap Fook Yee Selangor 24 172 65 F
72 Eugene Ting Peral 25 180 78 P/F