Upset win brings sweet revenge
Ying Wa College made a rush to the finish to finally get its revenge at the All Hong Kong Schools Jing Ying Basketball Tournament 2006-2007.
Ying Wa shocked Diocesan Boys' School (DBS) and its supporters by clinching the title in the boy's category.
It was a welcome reversal of form for Ying Wa, which had to accept defeat at the hands of the on-fire DBS in last year's final.
DBS played a convincing game in the first half of the match, spurred on by the cheers of hundreds of spectators at the Osman Ramju Sadick Memorial Sports Centre in Kwai Chung on December 22.
Teenage basketball ace Lo Yi-ting, was on form, leading his teammates to a 27-25 lead in the first half.
But as the top scorer with an impressive haul of 18 points, Yi-ting was sent off after his fifth foul, sending DBS' chances of retaining the title reeling.
With Yi-ting out of the way and led by the outstanding Chow Ka-kui, Ying Wa managed to sneak ahead to be 51-49 in front when the final whistle sounded.
Other top players for Ying Wa were Yip Ka-ho and Cheung Ka-wai.
Ka-kui was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
Yi-ting was the MVP last year.
The second and third runners-up in the boys' competitions were the YCH Tung Chi Ying Memorial Secondary School and Ju Ching Chu Secondary School (Kwai Chung).
Meanwhile, Tsung Tsin Middle School ran out victors in the girls' competition.
Victory was especially sweet as they defeated last year's champions, Heep Yunn School, 27-36.
Tsung Tsin was on a winning streak after defeating HKTA Ching Chung Secondary School in the semi-finals.
The team went on to clinch their first Jing Ying crown with the help of star player Chu Man-tung.
Man-tung's tireless efforts saw her named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
The second and third runners-up in the girls' competitions were HKTA Ching Chung Secondary School and Jockey Club Ti-I College.
The tournament, the major interschool basketball competition in the city, was organised by the Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation and sponsored by Nike.