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SEA Games: Singapore beats Malaysia to claim netball gold

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The Singaporean netball squad secured their maiden gold medal at the OCBC Arena, after clinching a nerve-wrecking victory over Malaysia in the final.

Their causeway rivals went into the game as massive favourites, considering their reputation within the region, but Singapore were on the front-foot from the beginning, racing to an 11-point lead at the end of the third quarter.

But the Malaysian netballers upped their tempo in the final quarter, rallying back to forge a potential comeback. But Singapore eventually held on and scored three additional points to seize victory on the day.

“Even when we are five goals up we said ‘No. Take it as zero-zero. We were leading in the start of the game but we said it’s not good enough and they’re going to come back again. And credit to them, they did. It was a draw and they were up in the fourth quarter,” Singapore goalkeeper Premila Hirubalan said after the game.

Meanwhile, Thailand and Brunei both clinched third place, after losing the semi finals to Malaysia and Singapore.

 

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SEA Games: Malaysian netballers defeat Brunei 82-24

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The national netball squad has no fears of losing as they have secured their third win out of four games so far after defeating Brunei 82-24 yesterday during the Singapore SEA Games, instantly providing them an entry to the semi finals.

Malaysia started off fiercely when they recorded 21-3 in the first quarter. Izyan Syazana Mohd. Wazir and Norashikin Kamalzaman performed as a great duo to aid the nation bag 38-9 just before half time.

According to coach, Aminah Asaari, the team played excellently and displayed flawless skill sets. She was delighted over the pattern of the game and the way the players maintained their agility and performance.

“I let Norashikin played full time in all four quarters because she only played in two quarters when we played against Singapore,” said Aminah as quoted from Kosmo.

“We’re confident that we can defeat Thailand in the final match because the previous records are mostly siding us.”

“However, the main focus for us in the match is to get as many points as we can to ensure we are not affected at first place.”

The national squad has amassed a total of 313 points overall throughout four games.

 

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SEA Games: Malaysian netballers thrash Philippines 112-11

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The Malaysian team prove their dominance in netball once again as they obliterated Philippines with a total score of 112-11 in the Singapore SEA Games today.

Malaysia took off in a quick start as they bagged 5 points in the first two minutes, as their opponent scored their first points after ten minutes.

As the first quarter ended, Malaysia was in a vast lead with 32-1. They started the second quarter and continued to bludgeon Philippines and ended the half time with 61-3.

Just five minutes before the third quarter finished, the national team conquered 78-5 but ultimately scored 88-5. The last quarter was a calm ending for the Malaysian team as they amassed a total of 112-11.

Statistics show the Malaysian team displayed flawless potential in under 60 minutes, averaging a goal per 30 seconds.

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SEA Games: Malaysian netballers off to winning start

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The Malaysian netball squad got their SEA Games campaign off to a positive start after claiming a massive win over Myanmar earlier this evening.

With Singapore and Thailand both claiming wins earlier in the day, the pressure was certainly on Malaysia but they performed admirably to secure a 84-22 win, which is the biggest victory margin of the day.

Prior to this match, Thailand downed the Philippines 62-22, after Singapore had also got off to a positive start by whopping Brunei 72-21.

All teams will next play on the 1st of June.

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SEA Games: Singapore annihilate Brunei in netball opener

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Singapore’s netball team got their SEA Games campaign off to an encouraging start after sealing a massive win over Brunei earlier today.

Playing at the OCBC Arena Hall 1, the Singaporean netballers put on an impressive display by sealing a 72-21 win over the Bruneians.

Chairmaine Soh, who is arguably one of the most talented players within the home side’s squad, was the player of the match as she contributed 38 points, ahead Pamela Liew’s 18 and Chen Huifen’s 16.

Meanwhile, Thailand also secured a winning start by beating the Philippines 62-22. Malaysia on the other hand, will be taking on Myanmar at 5.30 PM later today.

Singapore’s next match will be against Thailand, with the game slated to take place on Monday.