Women’s 3×3 basketball team has good chemistry for SEA Games: coach


The Indonesian women’s 3×3 national basketball team has good chemistry for competing in the Vietnam SEA Games, coach July Wong said.

“I am proud. The athletes never give up, and always do hustle play. It was our first trial and they tried the system and looked for the chemistry between players. From this match, we can evaluate and mature the chemistry and system,” the coach remarked here on Wednesday.

Wong issued the statement after the women’s 3×3 team’s appearance at the 2022 ABL 3×3 International Champions Cup in Bali last week.

According to a statement from the Board of the Indonesian Basketball Association (PP Perbasi), the women’s 3×3 basketball national team ranked third in the trial tournament.

The result was a positive start for improving the cohesiveness between players ahead of the 2021 SEA Games, which will take place from May 12–23, 2022, Wong said.

She explained that the trial tournament has helped track the squad’s progress and solidarity. The women’s 3×3 team also underwent centralized training at GOR CLS Surabaya in February 2022, she informed.

Of the four players who participated in the 2022 ABL 3×3 International Champions Cup, Dewa Ayu Made Sriartha alone has had experience playing in the women’s 3×3 basketball team during the 2019 Philippine SEA Games.

Meanwhile, Kimberley Pierre-Louis, Dyah Lestari, and Nathania Orville played together for the first time in Bali.

“We still have to keep improving, especially the shots accuracy. A lot of shots were missed. They were not calm enough, and (need improvement in) transition of offense and defense,” Wong said.

Although the team has begun to show chemistry, Wong said that the women’s 3×3 team that played in ABL 3×3 has not been confirmed for the SEA Games.

“In this event, we only brought four players to (play) to see their chemistry. But we are still in the selection stage and not yet the final,” she added.

Source: Antara News