Thailand’s Mono Vampire had a sizzling shooting spree Sunday evening in Caloocan, as they retain the pole position in the ASEAN Basketball League with a 102-89 win over San Miguel Alab Pilipinas.
Andrej Urlep’s side shot an astronomical 54% from the field, and made the hosts pay with their slow start, with the feared trio of Michael Singletary, Michael Morrison and Tyler Lamb hitting the big numbers for their fourth away win of the season, retaining the number one spot in the standings at 9-3.
Singletary and Morrison each have 23 for Mono, with Lamb adding 18 and Preston Knowles hit for 17 as they fired a 9-0 run in the opening frame to dictate the tempo for the rest of the game, in which they lead by 13 at the half.
Alab had tried to get back into the game in the third but they only get to within five as the visitors hit the big shots to silence the Caloocan Sports Complex, who hosts the lone game of the 2018 champions as they now went 1-2 against the Vampire, falling to 6-4 in the process.
The loss spoiled Prince Williams’ home debut in which he lead Alab with 23 points on a 5/6 three-point shooting, with former Mono big Sam Deguara had a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Alab will try to even their score with Mono four days later in Nothanburi in their fourth and final game of their season series.
MONO VAMPIRE (THA) 102 — Singletary 23, Morrison 23, Lamb 18, Knowles 17, Morgan 7, Lish 6, Chanthachon 6, Ananti 2, Boonserm 0
SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS (PHI) 89 — Williams 23, Deguara 18, Gray 12, Brickman 9, Heading 8, King 6, Ganuelas-Rosser 5, Domingo 4, Vigil 2, Caracut 2
Quarter scores: 26-20, 52-39, 73-65, 102-89
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