After the tip-off, North Vista’s #11 Justen Chiam intercepted a pass and went for a fastbreak to score the first basket for the team. Ngee Ann answered back quickly with a 3 point shot. Since then, Ngee Ann had a good shooting percentage despite the intense defense given by North Vista. However, it was still not good enough to pull the lead away. (17-13)
Things went south for Ngee Ann as North Vista’s #5 (Sim Yi) scored 8 points straight. #11 Justen Chiam added a basket to make it a 10-0 run for North Vista. The first 5 minutes were basically a test for Ngee Ann. After a time-out, Ngee Ann regrouped themselves to make better plays and close up the scoring gap. At the end of the 2nd quarter, Ngee Ann fell back by 4 points. (30-34)
North Vista had numerous 2nd chance opportunities at the basket due to the hustle of their big man grabbing offensive rebounds. However, by not converting the 2nd chance points, this allowed Ngee Ann to catch up basket by basket. (45-50)
North Vista increased their tempo and intensity to widen the lead to 59-49, making it the first double-digit lead in the game. Ngee Ann went on a 9-2 run to close the gap to 61-58 with 2 minutes on the clock.
Ngee Ann’s #1 made a spectacular reverse lay-up to close the gap to within 60-63 with less than 1 minute and 10 seconds left on the clock. North Vista managed to pull through as #2 Amos Tai hit a clutch free throw to make it a 2 possession game with less than 3 seconds on the clock. As the buzzer went off, North Vista got the final victory.