Siglap CSC Team 3 dominant in Central Zone for Boys U16, while Fried Food and Proform Gold start their U19s round with a bang
Team Siglap 3's Captain Huang Xi in the Zone. PHOTO: KIN PRODUCTIONS
21 February 2022, Singapore - The Active SG Cup 2022 Basketball 3x3 Competition continued where it left off with a set of jaw-dropping displays from the Under 16s and Under 19s at ActiveSG Clementi Sport Centre, where we witnessed the challengers in Group B dust their basketball shoes and prepare to do battle on court.
Siglap Team 3 Only Needs 3
With only three players in their squad, Team Siglap 3 captained by Huang Xi started their tournament strong by swiping aside sg-Lions 1 (18-3).
With his commanding presence through the middle, Xi was never shy of driving himself toward the hoop or setting up his teammates Lucas and Pao Sheng for the easy lay-up.
Lucas and Pao Sheng were a physical menace in the middle with their size and dominance in getting onto the rebounds and keeping control of the ball.
Siglap Team 3 continued their winning ways by racking up big wins against Team Marcus and Proform White, 13-7 and 16-7, respectively.
When asked about their views on the competition, Jian Hang, the team's manager, shared, “We don’t look at teams, teams should look at us. We are here to win it all”.
Still early days, but the teams from the East are not shy in boosting their chances in this competition. They’ve yet to face other strong opponents in the form of Team 828 and Sky Scrapers, who are also undefeated in the tournament so far.
Yao Zhong preparing to attempt a free throw to seal a win against Team 4KTREY. PHOTO: KIN PRODUCTIONS
Overtime Specialists Team Marcus
There’s no better way than winning basketball games than doing it in overtime. With the 3x3 concept, this means outscoring your opponents by 2 points in overtime if the points are all square in regulation time. Team Marcus is the team you do not want to face if that time does come.
Winning 2 in 2 overtime duels, the team playing their first-ever competition together, could cause some upsets in the upcoming rounds with their sheer determination and will to win.
When asked about his team’s performance in overtime, team manager Shaun placed it all down to the team’s hard work and tireless efforts in making sure that they aren’t a team to be taken lightly. With two wins from a possible 3, Team Marcus might create shockwaves in Group B.
Eugimiel getting into a tussle against Team Rice n Shine. PHOTO: KIN PRODUCTIONS
There’s no "I" in Team, but there is one in Fried Food
Team Fried Food comes into this group hoping to follow in their compatriot's, Team Seafood, who blitzed their competition yesterday at Pasir Ris.
Team captain, Eugimiel, ensured his incredible individual performances throughout his team’s journey in the competition.
Racking up most of the points with his drives to the hoop and his shooting capabilities from in and around the 3 point line, Eugimiel was a player that was on the tip of everyone’s tongue.
When asked about his performances, Eugimiel said, “As a captain, I look out for my team and make sure that I do whatever it takes to get the results we need”.
Eugimiel was an influential figure in his team’s 17-15 win against Galaxy, where he racked up 12 out of the 17 points. He also shared his view on the competition, “We know the competition is tough, and we have our eyes on Proform Gold, and we look forward to that matchup”.
Zach making it look easy against Team CD. PHOTO: KIN PRODUCTIONS
Proform Gold Going For Gold
The youngest team in the group, Proform Gold, wouldn’t let age deter them from showing their class in the court.
Captained by their 16-year-old Rajata Hakim, Proform Gold compromises players from the Proform Basketball Academy that are featured in this competition.
Together with Max Markgraf, Soren Jensen and the focused, Zach Helzer, Proform Gold made sure that their display on the courts was capturing the attention of everyone around it.
Wins over Team CD (21-6), Team Rice n Shine (13-4) and The Outramians(18-13) underlines the dominating presence that they bring to the competition with Max and Soren’s physicality when it comes to rebounds or Rajata’s handles around the court or Zach’s accuracy from the three-point line, Team Proform Gold are no pushovers in this competition.
ActiveSG Cup 2022 Basketball 3x3
Full Results from Sun, 20 February 2022
Central Zone, Boys U16 Group B
ActiveSG Clementi Sport Hall
Team BBB 6–8 Team Sky Scrapers
Team Siglap Team 3 18–3 Team sg-Lions 1
Team 828 15-5 Team USSR
Team 4KTREY 4-6 Team Marcus
Team Proform White 2–15 Team Proform Black
Team BBB 14–8 Team sg-Lions 1
Team USSR 4–17 Team Sky Scrapers
Team Marcus 7-13 Team Siglap Team 3
Team Profom Black 10–18 Team 828
Team Proform White 4-14 Team 4KTREY
Team BBB 13–8 Team USSR
Team Marcus 14–12 Team sg-Lions 1
Team Sky Scrapers 8-7 Team Proform Black
Team Proform White 7-16 Team Siglap Team 3
Team 4KTREY 5-17 Team 828
Central Zone, Boys U19 Group B
ActiveSG Clementi Sport Hall
Team Rhodes W.O-20 Double Oreo
Team cd 6-21 Team Proform Gold
Team Fried Food 11–9 Team Rice n Shine
Team TSB 9-5 Team sg-Lions 1
Team Double Oreo 9-10 Team MICE
Team Proform Red 9-15 Team Galaxy
Team Rhodes W.O–20 Team Outramians
Team Rice n Shine 4–13 Team Proform Gold
Team Galaxy 15-17 Team Fried Food
Team Proform Red 6-9 Team sg-Lions 1
Team TSB 8–5 Team Outramians
Team MICE 10-4 Team cd
Team Rhodes W.O–20 Team Proform Red
Team Galaxy 10–5 Team Double Oreo
Team MICE 9-8 Team sg-Lions 1
Team TSB 11-13 Team Fried Rice
Team Rice n Shine 13-7 Team cd
Team Proform Gold 18-13 Team Outramians
Team Rhodes W.O–20 Team sg Lions-1
Team Double Oreo 5-12 Team Fried Food
Team Proform Red 13-11 Team cd
Team Galaxy 8-6 Team Outramians
About Basketball 3x3, ActiveSG Cup 2022
The ActiveSG Cup 2022 is a basketball tournament for youths 15-19 years-old.
There is a centralised venue playing host to the qualifiers in each of the five zones, with ActiveSG Clementi Sport Centre hosting the Central Zone and ActiveSG Pasir Ris Sport Centre hosting 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.