Macau Wolf Warriors snap Alab's streak with road win

Julian Boyd helped pace the Wolf Warriors before Doug Herring came alive in crunch time. Nikki Collantes
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—The Macau Wolf Warriors banked on a late run to stun Alab Pilipinas on the road, 98-93, in the nightcap of an ABL triple-header at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City on Sunday night.

Squandering an early 13-point lead, the Wolf Warriors went on a 7-0 run sparked by five straight points from Doug Herring and the dagger layup from Tang Zhi Keng to break a 91-all tie and win.

Herring and Julian Boyd each had 21 points for the Wolf Warriors, who are now at 3-4 with the victory that avenged their loss to Alab at home in their first meeting. Herring also had 10 assists, four rebounds, and three steals.

Nick King had a career high 33 points alongside 12 rebounds and four assists for the now 4-2 Alab, who had their four-game winning streak, which actually started with the Wolf Warriors win on the road, snapped.

Alab failed to tie Mono Vampire again at the top of the lead and instead dropped to fourth place following the Kuala Lumpur Dragons' 80-68 win at the Saigon Heat.

Kuala Lumpur 80 Saigon 68

At the CIS Arena in Ho Chi Minh, Kuala Lumpur held Saigon to just 46 points in the last three periods to take the road win.

Terrel Davis made 27 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block for the Dragons, who are now in second place at 3-1, just a game behind Mono for the top spot. Will Artino added 18 markers, 14 caroms, three dimes, and two blocks.

Sam Thompson drilled in 22 points, 14 rebounds, two assists, and one steal for the Heat, who remained winless after two games.

Formosa 88 Singapore 77

At the Changhua County Stadium, Formosa drubbed Singapore, 88-77, through a solid second half that saw the home team outscoring the away side, 50-34, behind identical 25-17 scorelines in each of the last two quarters.

Jerran Young put up 21 points, nine boards, six assists, five steals, and one block for the Dreamers, who jumped to seventh place at 3-5, a half game behind the Wolf Warriors and the Macau Black Bears for the fifth and sixth spots. Jordan Tolbert added 19 points, 14 rebounds, one block, and one steal.

Marcus Elliott made 23 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and one steal for the Slingers, who dropped to the eighth spot at 1-3.

Anthony McClain and Delvin Goh each added 17 markers with the former also contributing 11 rebounds, one assist, two blocks, and one steal.

The scores:

First Game
Formosa Dreamers 88 -- Young 21, Tolbert 19, Yang 16, Tucker 14, T. Chang 13, Wu 3, Wang 2, Chen 0

Singapore Slingers 77 -- Elliott 23, McClain 17, Goh 17, Alexander 15, Kwek 3, Lim 2, Tay 0, Oh 0

Quarterscores: 18-17, 38-43, 63-60, 88-77.

Second Game
Kuala Lumpur Dragons 80 -- Davis 27, Artino 18, Bell 12, Hong 7, Chin 5, Kuek 5, Loh 3, Tan 3, Tem 0

Saigon Heat 68 -- Thompson 22, Charles 16, Forbes 10, Dinh 9, Young 6, Tran 3, Dierker 2, Q. Nguyen 0

Quarterscores: 19-22, 38-38, 59-54, 80-68.

Third Game
Macau Wolf Warriors 98 -- Herring 21, Boyd 21, Cai 15, Ewing 13, Hu 11, Thomas 10, Z. Tang 7, Shentu 0

Alab Pilipinas 93 -- King 33, Wyatt 15, Domingo 11, Gray 10, Ganuelas-Rosser 9, Brickman 7, Deguara 4, Vigil 4, Heading 0

Quarterscores: 25-19, 47-47, 80-76, 98-93.

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