The 7th preliminary round of the 7th Hong Kong Games Wheelchair Basketball Challenge completed today (14 April) at the Kai Tak East Sports Centre. New Territories West and Island East won the matches. Island West ended New Territories East's six-game winning streak.
Kowloon East faced New Territories West in the first match. Both teams got off to a slow start with missed shots and frequent mistakes. New Territories West led 16-4 in the first half with a relatively average strength. In the second half, New Territories West continued to score and extended their lead. Kowloon East was difficult to organize an effective offensive and eventually losing 43-14.
The second game was played between Kowloon West and Island East. Island East firstly scored by breaking down its opponent's defense and held a 6-point advantage at halftime. Kowloon West player NG Sung Wai trimmed the deficit to 2 points early in the third but the team could not grasp the offensive opportunities later on. Island East created more attacks and made free throws to finish the game with a 41-29 victory.
New Territories East and Island West staged an exciting match in the last session. New Territories East arrived on a six-game winning streak and took the advantage for the first few minutes. Island West actively counterattacked and established a 9-point halftime lead. Although New Territories East rebuilt their organization and cut the lead to 32-30 in the third, they could not stop Island West from entering the paint and winning 46-41. New Territories East and Island West are tied for the top spot with a 6-1 win-loss record.
The 8th preliminary round will be held at 1pm on 20 April at the Tseung Kwan O Sports Centre. Public is invited to watch the competition at the venue or visit the Association’s website, Facebook Page or the 7th Hong Kong Games designated website (www.hongkonggames.hk) for updated news and results. A double-round robin system is adopted in the preliminary rounds. The top four teams will advance to the semi-finals and compete for the Champion.
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