|Quinton Doggett (4) competes with Jaywuan Hill (20). — Photo courtesy of organisers |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Defending champions Thang Long Warriors took a step towards retaining their title by beating Hochiminh City Wings in the Việt Nam Basketball Association (VBA) League on Sunday.
The match was held at Hà Nội National University of Education Gymnasium.
The Warriors came out of the blocks fast, taking a 20-16 first quarter lead, led by Justin Young and Jaywuan Hill’s jump shots.
Despite the southern team’s efforts to shorten the gap, the dangerous pair helped the capital team end the half leading 39-33.
In the third period, Thang Long’s class showed and they took a commanding 64-42 advantage, before closing the game out with a dominant 92-69 final score.
Hill and young contriburted 21 points, 14 rebounds and 23 points, 19 rebounds, respectively, while Đặng Thái Hưng notched 21 points, 10 rebounds for the Warriors.
The away side were led by Quinton Doggett with 21 points and 18 rebounds and Henry Nguyễn and Corey Cilia each with 14 points.
Thang Long Warriors will next meet Cantho Catfish on August 2 and Hochiminh City Wings will face Saigon Heat the same day. — VNS