Singapore netballers win 63-28 against Hong Kong to lead group

Singapore vice-captain Nurul Baizura (centre, in red and white dress) looking for a teammate to pass to in the Republic's Mission Foods Asian Netball Championships Group A match against Hong Kong at the Sports Hub's OCBC Arena on Wednesday. -- P
Singapore vice-captain Nurul Baizura (centre, in red and white dress) looking for a teammate to pass to in the Republic's Mission Foods Asian Netball Championships Group A match against Hong Kong at the Sports Hub's OCBC Arena on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: NETBALL SINGAPORE

Singapore advanced to the semi-finals of the Mission Foods Asian Netball Championship with a 63-28 victory against a spirited Hong Kong side in their top-of-the-table Group A clash on Wednesday.

The reigning champions chalked up their third win in as many games at the Sports Hub's OCBC Arena, thanks to the attacking combination of Charmaine Soh and Chen Huifen.

Goal shooter Soh led the charge, sinking 46 goals while goal attacker Chen scored 17 times.

Hong Kong's goals came from Krystle Edwards (18 goals), Angela Chan (six), Tiffany Chiu (three) and Emma Gregory (one).

The win sees the Republic leapfrog Hong Kong to the top of Group A, with the possibility of sealing that spot with a win in their final group game against India on Thursday.