Singapore pulls away late against Vietnam to end Seaba stint on winning note
Cheok Er Wen evades the Vietnam defense for an acrobatic layup. Jerome Ascano

SINGAPORE displayed its true class against Vietnam when it mattered as it broke away late for a 73-60 victory in their last game in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association Championship on Thursday night at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

The Singaporeans allowed the Vietnamese to engage them in a nip-and-tuck battle in the first three quarters before turning it up a notch in the payoff period, where they outscored their victims, 29-13, to break away.

Delvin Goh anchored the low block as he registered 15 points, 10 boards, four assists, and two blocks, while Leon Kwek and Larry Liew took care of the perimeter scoring for the Singaporeans, who registered only their second win in six games in finishing the tournament.

Kwek tallied 15 points, six rebounds, six assists, and three steals, while Liew chipped in 15 points spiked by three triples as the Singaporeans handed the Vietnamese their fifth loss in six games.

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