The Cagers All Star won the Piala Dato Seri Rafidah Aziz (KK Open) by beating the Defending Champion Kg. Liman Kati Youth in Liman Kati on Saturday. The Cagers All Star won 56 - 53. It was a close game throughout. The Cagers started well by scoring the first five points. Que 05 and Aliep 06 combined to score all Cagers 9 points in the first quarter. The score was tied at the end of the first quarter. The Cagers tighten-up their defense in the second quarter and led 19 - 17 at the half. In the third quarter, the Cagers began making their shots. The Cagers scored three 3-points shots at the end of the third quarter to lead by 7 points at the end of third quarter 40- 33. Kg. Liman Kati went for broke in the fourth quarter by playing full court press which troubled the Cagers All Star initially, but Mr. Liew managed to calm down the Cagers and they began breaking the full court press easily. The Cagers managed to hold on to the lead till the end.
It was a good game with the local supporters were cheering for the youth team. However, the VIPs were impressed with the Cagers performance. YBhg. Dato' Saharudin Mohd Toha, Political Sec to Rafidah, was impressed with the Cagers. "Tak sangka ada team melayu diKuala Kangsar yang pandai main basketball." As an incentive, he agreed to built an indoor court kat KK, Taman Bunga Raya, and upgrade court kat padang polo so the Cagers can train there ;-). When we informed him that the Cagers were the national SBP champ for 4 consecutive times and 12 times overall, he was very impressed. He decided to reaward the Cagers with another trophy during the Hari Penyampaian Hadiah untuk sukan Hari Merdeka on Sept 11. He belanja the whole squad with supper after the game.The Cagers All Star were represented by Cikgu Azmi Jimat 91, Ahmad Syafiq Noh 04 (MVP 04), Mohd. Shafique Hassan 05, Allif Abdul Muiz Abdul Ghani 06 (MVP 06), Ahmad Qassim Mohd 06, Mokri 08, Ammar 08, Justin 08, Luqman 08, Syahmi 08, Naim 08 and Iwan 08.