Suara.com – Satria Muda Pertamina Jakarta managed to secure the first game against Amartha HangTuah in the 2022 IBL playoffs, Saturday (13/8/2022).
In the match which took place at C’Tra Arena Bandung, Satria Muda managed to beat HangTuah with a narrow score of 88-86.
The match has been fierce since the first quarter. The two teams traded attacks before Satria Muda took a 16-8 lead in the first five minutes.
HangTuah tried to catch up with Satria Muda but ended up trailing 27-22 at the end of the first quarter.
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Hangtuah kicked off at the beginning of the second quarter. Through Ronnie Boyce and Gunawan they equalized, 27-27.
Satria Muda coach, Youbel Sondakh also asked for a time out. Laurentius Oei opened the scoring after time out. Kelly and Avan Seputra reciprocated points until the score was as strong as 31-31.
The tight score continued throughout the second quarter before Elijah Foster put Satria Muda 48-46 ahead as the first half ended.
Satria Muda shot at the start of the second half, they took the lead, 53-46 when the third quarter had not even run two minutes.
Hangtuah’s coach, AF Rinaldo, immediately took a time out. Hangtuah got up and was able to equalize 55-55 after Gunawan scored a three-pointer.
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Boyce even put Hangtuah in front but Foster’s four free throws allowed SM to restore their lead to 59-57 before leading 65-53 late in the third quarter.