Powerpuffgirls Power Through To Prime League Finals: ActiveSG Cup 2022 Basketball 3x3

Powerpuffgirls to face Group A winners Dumbo in a match to decide first and second place for the U16 Girls Basketball 3x3 Prime League

Powerpuffgirls dominant in Group B for the U16 Girls Prime League, ActiveSG Cup 2022 Basketball 3x3 tournament. PHOTO: KIN PRODUCTIONS


19 March 2022, Singapore - Team Powerpuffgirls may not have super powers like their namesakes, but they certainly reigned supreme in Group B of the ActiveSG Cup Basketball 3x3 tournament for the Prime League U16 Girls category.


Their unbeaten run yesterday means they have qualified for the Prime League Finals to be held tomorrow (20 Mar), where they will face the top team of Group A—Dumbo—in a match to decide first and second place.


Clean Sweep for Powerpuffgirls


Although Powerpuffgirls won in a clean sweep, their opponents still gave them a run for their money. In fact, their match against Egg Tart, which sealed their place at the top of the group, was the toughest of the day.

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Holding a comfortable lead of 5-1 at the halfway point of the match, Powerpuffgirls seemed to be in control. Egg Tart then turned up the pressure in the second half, netting five more points for themselves. Yet, Powerpuffgirls withstood the threat from their opponents and eventually emerged victorious with a scoreline of 8-6.


When asked about their reason for joining the competition, Grace Hoh from Powerpuffgirls humorously said “money”, referring to the prizes to be won in the finals. But her teammate, Anthea Siow, added that they also joined to gain competitive experience.

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Preparation for National School Games


“Our coach asked us to join to prepare for the National School Games,” she said.


Powerpuffgirls are eager to win the finals tomorrow, but the players still plan to have a good rest today. “We won’t meet up because Saturday is like family bonding time,” said Shayanne Tan.

Powerpuffgirls will face Dumbo on Sunday to determine who wins the U16 Girls Prime League. PHOTO: KIN PRODUCTIONS


While the top two teams of every group have their final matches tomorrow, yesterday was the last day of competition for the rest of the teams. Some of them, like Alibaba, just narrowly missed out on qualifying for a spot in tomorrow’s proceedings.


Though Alibaba won the same number of matches as the second-placed team in the U16 Girls Group A, Airballers, their loss against Airballers meant they had to settle for third.

Alibaba narrowly missed out on qualification based on head-to-head, but have found the competition a fruitful experience. PHOTO: KIN PRODUCTIONS


However, for Alibaba, the competition has still been a fruitful experience.


“Even though we didn’t make it to the finals I think we played really well. And we actually played quite hard, so third [in the U16 Girls Group A] is not bad,” said Lin Lixuan, “Plus, it’s our first time joining such competitions outside school. We’re not used to the format so it was quite decent. I think we exceeded my expectations.”


Simply being able to compete was a welcome opportunity for Lixuan. As the pandemic began when she was in Secondary One, she still has yet to take part in the National School Games at the Secondary School level as the basketball competitions were cancelled in both 2020 and 2021.

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“That was a bummer,” she said, “but we’re quite lucky to have competitions this year, hopefully it doesn’t get cancelled. With 3x3, I guess players that don’t get as much exposure know what it’s gonna be like during competition.”


Tomorrow, the best teams in Singapore will take part in a showdown to decide who emerges victorious overall and provide a fitting end to five weekends of intense competition.


ActiveSG Cup 2022 Basketball 3x3

Top Teams from Fri, 19 March 2022


Prime League

ActiveSG Clementi Sport Hall


U16 Girls Group A

Winner : Dumbo

Runner-up : Airballers


U16 Girls Group B

Winner : Powerpuffgirls

Runner-up : Egg Tart


U19 Girls Group A

Winner - Friends 3

Runner-up - Zeno


U19 Girls Group B

Winner - Friends 2

Runner-up - Mala Mothers


U16 Boys Group A

Winner - The Imported Ones

Runner-up - Whye Nam


U16 Boys Group B

Winner - Skyscrapers

Runner-up - Chicken Stripes


U19 Boys Group A

Winner - Friedfood

Runner-up - Goons


U19 Boys Group B

Winner - Hustlers

Runner-up - Galaxy


About Basketball 3x3, ActiveSG Cup 2022


The ActiveSG Cup 2022 is a basketball tournament for youths 15-19 years-old. The Central and East Zones are organised by KIN Productions, with a centralised venue playing host to the qualifiers in each zone.


ActiveSG Clementi Sport Centre is the centralised venue for the Central Zone and ActiveSG Pasir Ris Sport Centre is the official venue for the East Zone.


The top two teams from each zone will qualify for the Super League, while the teams that rank third and fourth will qualify for the Prime League, with these taking place on 18 and 19 March, before a Grand Final to finish off the ActiveSG Cup action at Our Tampines Hub on 20 March.


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