A Brunei Pegasus player in action during the game against Singapore’s Adroit. PHOTO: THAILAND BASKETBALL SUPER LEAGUE
BY James Kon
Brunei Pegasus continue to look for their first win in the Thailand Basketball Super League 2020 after suffering back-to-back defeats last weekend.
Last Saturday, Brunei Pegasus lost to Luang Prabang 42-92 and were crushed by Singapore’s Adroit 76-119 last Sunday.
In the match against Adroit, Brunei Pegasus’ import Roider Cabrera, however, had an impressive game, scoring 21 points with four rebounds, two assists and one steal. Cabrera’s compatriot Leonidez Avenido had a MVP night of 29 points, 10 rebounds with three assists and one steal.
Adroit’s Qing Huang Toh continued his impressive form in the league as he contributed 38 points, nine rebounds and three assists as well as one steal. Wong Zhong Han added 30 points and 12 rebounds and six assists with four steals for the Singapore outfit. Myron Lim Jun Liang also contributed 20 points with seven rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Still without a win in the league, Pegasus head coach Padrigao said the objective of the season is to expose local players in a competitive basketball atmosphere.
Regardless of the win or loss record, he said, “Our main goal is to gauge our local talents and let them experience pro basketball. We balance playing our locals and imports to be competitive but the goal stays the same.”
He added, “It is not (just) about winning, it’s about starting something where we can build or sustain in the long run. This is our first tournament together, so regardless of the results we are already winners because we started something that no one thought we could.”
Brunei Pegasus will face BBM CLS Knights on February 29.
-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin