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2017 / NO.4
2017 / NO.4
Macao and Hong Kong Compete in Six Matches in Interport Basketball Tournament

  The 50th Hong Kong-Macao Interport Basketball Tournament was held on 11 November at the Macau East Asian Games Dome. The home team Macao men's basketball team competed intensely against an intensive presented fight based on strenuous defense with the Hong Kong team. Sadly, the Macao team lost against the Hong Kong team by 50:62.

  Lei Chin Pang, the captain of the Macao team, led Lai Ka Tong, Lo Hip Meng, Un Kam Chi, and Lam Wai Hou, the last one of whom was selected again after 8 years, to make offenses by 7:0 at the beginning of the match. The Hong Kong team, with their stable performance, made full effort to catch up and quickly tied up to a draw. They scored 8 points at the end of the first quarter. The Macao team lagged behind and tried to catch up in the second quarter but was short by 3 points at the end of the first half. Both teams focused much of their attention on defense. The difference between them was in persistence. Finally, the Hong Kong team won by 62:50. The Macao women's team lost to the Hong Kong team by 62:106.

  The 17th Hong Kong -Macao Interport Youth 3 on 3 Basketball Championships was held on the same day. Macao's U18 men's team gave their best but still lost by 14:21. The U18 women's team lost by 7:18 while the U16 men's team only lost by 12:13. The U16 women's basketball team lost to the Hong Kong team by 4:14. To sum up six matches this year, the Hong Kong teams won all six matches of the tournament.