PETALING JAYA: Sarawak won only one of the four titles at stake in national schools (MSSM) volleyball championships but they will provide most of the players for the team to the Asian school championships.
Seven of their players will be in the boys' Under-18 team for the championships, which will be played in Hong Kong next month. They are Yek Yew Kieng, Andy Lim, Wong Ke Jing, Ling Jize Siong and the Moh brothers, Hiong Kwong and Hiong Shin.
Sarawak have one player in the girls' Under-18 team – Luk Teck King.
In the three-day MSSM championships, which ended in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, Sarawak won the girls' Under-12 tournament, beating Sabah 15-1, 15-2 in the final.
But their boys' Under-18 team failed to make a grand double. They were beaten 15-25, 19-25, 25-20, 26-26, 15-13 by Selangor.
Two Selangor players also made to the Malaysian team for the Asian schools meet. They are Lye Jun Siong and Mohd Azri Azimi.
Selangor also emerged as the champions of the girls' Under-18 tournament, beating Perak 26-24, 25-13, 25-17 in the final.
Kelantan prevented Selangor from a hat-trick of titles with the boys' Under-12 team winning the final, 15-6, 7-15, 15-3.
Final: Kelantan bt Selangor 15-6, 7-15, 15-3.
Third-place playoff: Johor bt Sabah 15-13, 15-13.
Final: Selangor bt Sarawak 25-15, 25-19, 20-25, 26-25, 15-13.
Third-place playoff: Pahang bt Johor 25-23, 25-16, 28-26.
Final: Sarawak bt Sabah 15-1, 15-2.
Third-place playoff: Johor bt Perak 15-9, 15-1.
Final: Selangor bt Perak 26-24, 25-13, 25-17.
Third-place playoff: Sarawak bt Johor 21-25, 34-32, 31-29, 25-22.
Boys: Lye Jun Siong, Mohd Azri Azimi (Sel); Soo Kok Wai (Pah); Moh Hiong Kwong, Moh Hiong Shin, Yek Yew Kieng, Andy Lim, Ling Jze Siong, Wong Ke Jing (Swk); Mohd Rafiq Arumi, Tan Teck Eng (Pen); Razif Gandhi Osman (Sab).
Girls: Lim Lay Kuan, Yeoh Mei Yan (Sel); Teo Shi Ling, Noreen Masod (Joh); Beh Shun Ting, Wang Eva (Prk); Luk Teck King (Swk); Iswari Manokharan, Nor Suhada Abdullah (Pah); Siti Sarah Bujang, Ng Sher Fen (Mal); Sgafina Bazilah Shamsul Bakri (Kul).