|Cantho Catfish vs HCM City Wings at the Việt Nam Basketball Association (VBA) League at Cần Thơ Gymnasium on September 27. — VBA Photo |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Cantho Catfish beat HCM City Wings 85-71 at the Việt Nam Basketball Association (VBA) League at Cần Thơ Gymnasium on September 27. The two teams welcomed the return of their key players following intensive training in Australia, with both sides playing with their best line-up and hoping to triumph.
The first two quarters saw Catfish dominate. The trio of De Angelo Hamilton, Tâm Đinh and Sang Đinh displayed an excellent performance, together contributing 28 out of 43 points for the hosts in the first and second period. Tâm Đinh was the best scorer with 13 points, scoring four points in the last five seconds of the second quarter to help his team be in the lead with a score of 43-30.
Meanwhile, Bilal Richardson was the best player for the Wings with effective three-point shots to score 14 points.
In subsequent quarters, Sang Đinh was suddenly forced to leave the game due to individual errors. Taking full advantage of this opportunity, the Wings bounced back strongly with attacks by Bilal Richardson and Henry Nguyễn.
Not being shadowed by Sang Đinh, Nguyễn Lê Quốc Cường played more aggressively to score 15 points, including three three-point shots. Richardson also scored 18 points.
However, Catfish played better. Without Sang Đinh in the ring, Nguyễn Lê Quốc Cường was able to shine with three three-point throws. Notably, he continuously scored the points in just 30 seconds, making fans at the gymnasium jump with joy.
The team continued to play a closely cathup game. The match ended with a final score of 85-71 in favour of Catfish. — VNS