Netballers down Malaysia in thrilling final
They were inseparable in the preliminary stage of the South-east Asia (SEA) Games netball tourney, playing out a bruising and dramatic 35-35 draw at the OCBC Arena last Tuesday.
Singapore crumbled under the pressure in the final quarter that day, as Malaysia stood tall.
It was distinctly different this time.
There was nothing but steel on the court from start to finish, as Singapore stormed to a 46-43 win in the final today, against a Malaysia side that won the SEA Games gold the last time the sport was featured in the Games in 2001.
Malaysia started the final quarter trailing 36-31, and mounted a comeback led by the red-hot An Najwa.
But Singapore, backed by a raucous partisan crowd that shook the foundations of the OCBC Arena, stood firm and held on for the win.
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