KL deals Alab Pilipinas 28-point beating at home

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Kuala Lumpur pounced on a haphazard Alab Pilipinas side and walked away with a 91-63 win in their ABL showdown at the MABA Stadium in the Malaysian capital on Tuesday night.

Two nights after winning an overtime game against the Singapore Slingers, Alab struggled almost all game long against the Dragons, who led from start to finish and even held a 31-point advantage with only 25 seconds left before an and-1 from Jeremiah Gray put the finishing touches in the game.

Will Artino made 24 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three blocks, and one steal for KL, which moved up to sixth place at 5-5. Kuek Tian Yuan added 16 points, seven rebounds, and one steal off the bench.

Nick King needed 19 attempts to get 13 points but still top-scored for Alab, which fell to a tie with Fubon for second place at 8-5 after suffering its second biggest loss of the season.

Mono Vampire 95 Saigon 87

At the Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi, Mono Vampire tightened its hold of the top spot with a 95-87 win over Saigon.

In the battle between the top and the bottom teams, Mono were actually threatened when the Heat took a 23-18 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The home side slowly got its groove and eventually took a 15-point cushion, 87-72, with 2:42 left, sealing the win.

Tyler Lamb made 23 points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals off the bench to lead Mono, who are now at 10-4. Coupled by the Alab loss, Mono are now 1.5 games ahead of them and the Braves for the top spot.

Michael Morrison added 19 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, three blocks, and two steals, while Preston Knowles contributed 12 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, and one steal.

Tyshawn Taylor's 32-point explosion went for naught as Saigon fell to 2-9. Malcolm White added 21 markers, four rebounds, three dimes, one block, and one steal, but he too had seven turnovers.

Box Scores:

First Game
Mono Vampire 95-Lamb 23, Morrison 19, Singletary 16, Knowles 12, Lish 7, Morgan 4, Ananti 4, Chanthachon 4, Sunthonsiri 4, Saengtong 2, Boonserm 0

Saigon 87-Taylor 32, White 21, Dierker 12, Dinh 9, Tran 6, Young 4, Nguyen 3, Waale 0, Vo 0

Quarterscores: 18-23, 42-42, 68-62, 95-87

Second Game
Kuala Lumpur 91-Artino 24, Kuek 16, Davis 14, Bell 14, Lepichev 12, Ting 5, Chin 3, Sim 3, Wong 0, Tem 0

Alab Pilipinas 63-King 13, Williams 11, Deguara 10, Domingo 8, Caracut 7, Heading 5, Gray 4, Rosser 3, Brickman 2, Vigil 0, Rangel 0, Aban 0

Quarterscores: 24-14, 43-31, 67-45, 91-63

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