The 53rd Agong Cup National Basketball Championship 2011 ended recently after a full week of intense competition. It was held at Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh. A total of 22 teams (Division 1 and Division 2 – men and women) participated in the tournament.
At the opening ceremony Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry bin Abd Kadir announced the state government’s sponsorship of RM100,000 to Malaysia Basketball Association to ensure the smooth running of the tournament.
In the women’s finals, defending champions Johor, lived up to its top billing with a 68 – 56 win over Kuala Lumpur. In an earlier play-off match, Polis DiRaja Malaysia (PDRM) was promoted to Women’s Division 1 pushing Perak to Division 2 in a closely fought match beating the home team 49 – 40.
In the men’s finals, Malacca won the championship for the fourth consecutive year defeating Johor 84 – 78. It was a very close game all the way. Fitness and teamwork were the contributing factors that won the team the match. PDRM came in third beating host Perak.