Regal defend title

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 15 March, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 March, 1995, 12:00am

DEFENDING champions Regal defeated rivals Suntex 113-95 at the MacPherson Stadium last night to retain the Chairman's Cup which officially kicks off the season proper.

Regal, led by American professionals Cheyenne Gibson, Tyrone Powell and John Spencer, took a 49-43 half-time lead and were never seriously challenged again as they romped away to win by an 18 points margin.

The local basketball season started with the Shield competition last month but that was limited to local residents whereas the newly introduced Fukien Cup, tipping off tomorrow, allows overseas professionals.