Yee Chun Leong
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Group B All-Stars came back from a double-digit deficit in the first half to edge the Group A All-Stars 135-129 in the MK Group Cup All-Star Game last night.
Shaheed Davis (pic) was named the MVP after dropping 50 points while Udun Osakue notched 34 points added Nick Stover added 23 to his name in the victory.
On the other side, Justin Howard scored 40 points while Avery Scharer added 26 points.
Mike Fey and Marcus Quirk poured in 23 and 20 points respectively while Geve Leones was the other to hit double figures with 12 to a losing cause.
The game went down the wire at the BBA court in Batu Bersurat with Group B All-Stars up 128-125 with two minutes left on the clock.
Osakue then drew two defenders before dishing it to a cutting Davis for a two-handed dunk to make it a two-possession game.
To make matters worse for Group A All-Stars, point guard Scharer fouled out with just over a minute left to play.
Stover then split his freethrows to bring the scores to 131-125.
The Group A All-Stars responded with back-to-back baskets before Davis hit two more from the charity stripe with 23 seconds left to make it 133-129.
Leones turned the ball over the next possession forcing Quirk to foul Elvin Requintin quickly to stop the clock.
The latter then knock down both freethrows to put the match to bed.