Proform Gold and Kaixuan Black Dominate Central Zone on Day 3: ActiveSG Cup 2022 Basketball 3x3

Proform Gold keep up unbeaten run in Boys U16, while KaiXuan Black show why they are serious contenders with seven wins in seven for Boys U19

PHOTO: KIN PRODUCTIONS


21 February 2022, Singapore - Proform Gold dominated the ActiveSG Cup 2022 Basketball 3x3 competition in the Boys U16s Central Zone on day 3, as they showed a mixture of class and physical supremacy on their way to an unbeaten run in the competition.


The eye-catcher amongst the four would be Raphael Bautista, who imposed himself in the game by roughing it out with the big boys.


Raphael works his way from inside the 3 point line and sucks his opponents close to him, leaving his teammates Johsua Fitzgerald and Heathe Bellingslea wide open for an easy basket.

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Speaking about the two free men, Johsua and Heathe made sure that they were good screeners when they needed to, and they were always in the way to turn down shots to pick up any rebounds.


With their size and physicality, they were a force to be reckoned with. We also should not leave out Adam Brest, who had great handles and was always looking out for the quick pass in between the defence.


But the one thing that stood out from this team was their love to get buckets. They started the day with a 9-3 win over Swish, and they pushed aside Turf Ballers 11-1, but the day's standout scoreline was their 21-3 demolition of the Gingerbreadmen.


When asked about their outrageous scorelines, Adam replied, “That’s just what we do”. We are looking forward to what they are going to do next.

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Zhou Bing leaving his opposition in his wake as he makes his way to an easy bucket. Photo: Harmeet Singh, SportPlus.sg


One team that could be a thorn in Proform Gold’s side is Ninja Turtles. After a sensational week 1, the turtles returned to continue their rich vein of form.


Unluckily for them, they were forced to walk over their first game against The Nubs. But that only made them go that extra harder.


With Zhou Bing making his presence known with his loud voice that echos around the hall, Ninja Turtles demolished TYCO 13-1, with Zhou Bing grabbing 8 out of the 13 points. Zen and Glenn would complete the line-up for Ninja Turtles.


When asked why Ninja Turtles, they replied that they played basketball together at a young age, and their favourite meal together is cheesy pizza. Could they win the entire tournament and celebrate it with some pizza? Watch this space!

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Kaixuan Black continued to show that they should be serious contenders for the Boys U19s title as they continued their unbeaten run in this competition.


A team that is well disciplined with Leyang and Adrnav keeping up with their incredible number of rebounds together with Raetan and Sullivan proving to be a nuisance for defenders with their excellent aerial ability without forgetting Jayden, who was inspired by Stephen Curry’s All-Star Game performance, showing his accuracy from the 3 point line.


Their performances captured the attention of their competitors as they tore apart Ballersia (8-4) and took apart Oreo (14-4) and Vikings (16-6).


Kaixuan, which translates to return in triumph in mandarin, clearly explains what this team’s mantra all is about.


When asked about success, Adrnav replied, “Seven and O. What more can I say?” These guys are coming into next week with their morale on a high, and there is no reason why they shouldn’t be.

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“In every hamburger, you need the right set of buns that will compliment a delicious patty together with that American cheese to give it a little kick with every bite. But not all hamburgers can always hit the spot. Sometimes you will get a hamburger that doesn’t live up to its expectation.”


That is how Teng Yen from HanBaoBao, translated as hamburger in Mandarin, described his team’s performance today. After a fantastic start in week 1, HanBaoBao was looking to keep up their winning ways this week, but that wasn’t to be as they were brought back down to earth by three consecutive losses against Taller Than Average (14-16), My Little Pony (9-10) and Ballersia(4-8).


But if there’s any consolation, HanBaoBao’s match against My Little Pony was the highlight of today’s action.


In a tight affair, with the scoreline at 7-7 with 10 seconds on the clock, Jia Wei sunk a two-pointer to give his team a 9-7 lead.

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He thought that the game was over. Everyone rejoiced without realising that there was still time on the clock.


Xavier Tay from My Little Pony was on the spot to grab the follow-up and make his way to the 3 point line and sink his game-tying 2-pointer at the buzzer.


Ethan Cheong would produce the game-winning point with a fadeaway that left Jia Wei grasping nothing but air.


A crushing blow to HanBaoBao’s dreams for qualifying, but Teng Yen believes that there’s always room for improvement.


We hope to see more spice in HaoBaoBao next week.

PHOTO: KIN PRODUCTIONS


ActiveSG Cup 2022 Basketball 3x3

Full Results from Sat, 26 February 2022


Central Zone, Boys U16 Group A

ActiveSG Clementi Sport Hall


KKB 10-0 Turf Ballers

Proform Gold 9-3 SWISH

Proform Red 3-2 BBC

Gingerbreadmen 5-8 TYCO

The Nubs 20-0 (WO) Ninja Turtles

Turf Ballers 1-11 Proform Gold

KKB 6-2 Proform Red

SWISH 13-2 Gingerbreadmen

BBC 4-13 The Nubs

TYCO 1-13 Ninja Turtles

Proform Red 5-2 Turf Ballers

Gingerbreadmen 3-21 Proform Gold

The Nubs 6-13 KKB

Ninja Turtles 18-9 SWISH

TYCO 9-7 BBC


Central Zone, Boys U19 Group A

ActiveSG Clementi Sport Hall


HanBaoBao 14-16 Taller Than Average

Ballersia 4-8 Kaixuan Black

AVO 4-15 Siglap Team 3

Proform Black 12-8 Vikings

Oreo 4-14 Kaixuan Black

HanBaoBao 9-10 My Little Pony

Siglap Team 3 18-11 Vikings

FATCHAMPS 6-4 AVO

HanBaoBao 4-8 Ballersia

Oreo 5-7 Proform Black

My Little Pony 11-13 FATCHAMPS

AVO 6-2 Taller Than Average

Ballersia 10-6 Oreo

Proform Black 13-4 Siglap Team 3

Vikings 6-16 Kaixuan Black

My Little Pony 3-7 AVO

FATCHAMPS 7-4 Proform Black

Taller Than Average 7-16 Ballersia


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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