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Singapore pummels cold-shooting Alab at home

By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--Singapore took advantage of an off night from Alab Pilipinas and cruised to an 85-64 blowout in their ABL battle at the OCBC Arena in Singapore on Sunday night.

In a top-versus-bottom battle, the Slingers took control of the entire game and held Alab to just 34 percent shooting. Singapore pulled away for good after going on a 24-11 third quarter.

Xavier Alexander flirted with a rare quadruple-double as he led Singapore, which got out of the cellar and moved up to eighth place at 2-4, with 31 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists, and eight steals with two blocks.

Anthony McClain added a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds with one assist and seven blocks.

Sam Deguara put up 14 markers, nine boards, and one block for Alab, which failed to momentarily gain solo first place and fell to third place at 5-3.

Kuala Lumpur 80 Formosa 79

At the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, the home team banked on the heroics of Amir Bell to hack out an 80-79 win against Formosa.

Bell scored on a game winning jumper with 15 seconds remaining, while his teammates forced Jerran Young to a huge turnover that sealed the game as the Dragons rallied from 20 points down to stun the Dreamers.

Will Artino and Terrel Davis each scored 22 points for KL, which eventually zoomed to second place with the Alab loss at Singapore at 4-2.

Young tallied 25 markers, 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block, while Anthony Tucker added 24 points, two boards, and five dimes for Formosa, which fell to 5-6.

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