Malaysia posted the first win at the SEABA Cup in Thailand. They held off Indonesia behind 18 points from Yoong Jing Kwaan (200-C-90). Malaysia led by three points after ten minutes 16:13. They stretched the lead in the second quarter. Malaysia ensured a 32:25 halftime advantage. Malaysia capped the third term on a 14:3 run to establish a 15-point lead. The margin grew at 20-point mark early in the fourth stanza. Malaysia never looked back en route to the victory. Shee Fai Loh (192-G/F-89) posted 13 points for Malaysia. Zhi Shin Chin (190-F-87) added 8 points for the winning side. Arki Wisnu (187-G-88) answered with 27 points for Indonesia. Firdaus Julius Achmad (179-PG-87) had 9 points in the loss.
Malaysia: Yoong Jing Kwaan 18, Shee Fai Loh 13, Zhi Shin Chin 8
Indonesia: Arki Wisnu 27, Firdaus Julius Achmad 9
Thailand – Singapore 67:62
Thailand opened the 2012 SEABA Cup with victory. The hosts knock down Singapore in Chiang Mai. Chaiwat Kaedum (195-C-83) scored 11 points to lead the winners.
Singapore led throughout the opening quarter building a 20:18 advantage at the first break. Thailand pulled ahead in the second frame. The hosts ensured a 35:28 halftime lead. They boosted the lead early in the third term 46:38. But Singapore strongly finished the quarter and retained advantage at 50:48. Thailand surged back in charge at the start of the final term. They maintained the lead throughout the fourth stanza sealing a comfortable win at the end. Wutipong Dasom netted 10 points and 8 rebounds, while Sukhdavb Ghogar added 9 points in the victory. Wong Wei Long (172-G-88) answered with 18 points for Singapore. Desmond Wei Jie Oh (176-F-86) netted 10 points in defeat.
Thailand: Chaiwat Kaedum 11, Wutipong Dasom 10, Sukhdavb Ghogar 9
Singapore: Wong Wei Long 18, Desmond Wei Jie Oh 10