Mono Vampire is ready to turn a new page on what has been a tough season for them so far. This was the message that was communicated by the Thai squad as they scored an 81-79 victory on the road against the Singapore Slingers at the OCBC Arena.
After missing their last game against the CLS Knights Indonesia due to suspension, Michael Singletary bounced back big time as he scored 23 points and added 14 rebounds, four assists, and three steals against the Slingers. Malcolm White got his first taste of a win in the ABL with 23 points and seven rebounds while Jason Brickman had 17 markers and seven dimes.
It was a tight contest all game long as it seemed to be destined for an exciting finish. Singapore claimed the biggest lead of the game at seven points when Xavier Alexander scored on a layup to open the fourth quarter, leading to a 67-60 count in favor of Singapore.
However, Mono Vampire bounced back quickly thanks to a triple from Freddie Lish that cut their deficit down to two points, 67-65. After a free throw was converted by Jerran Young, back-to-back layups from Singletary then gave Mono a 69-68 lead.
The scored was deadlocked with 39 seconds left in the game after a layup made by Alexander. However, this situation did not last for long as Lish quickly scored with his own layup on the other side for a 78-76 count in favor on Mono Vampire.
Young was fouled on the next play but only managed a split while Brickman took care of his won charities on the other side to lead 80-77. Alexander gave Singapore a fighting chance at scoring a comeback with a dunk but he failed to send the game into overtime as he missed at the buzzer after a Brickman split from the free throw area.
John Fields led Singapore with 27 points and eight rebounds while Alexander finished with 19 points, five rebounds, and eight assists while Young chipped in 16 points. The Slingers dropped to 7-5 while Mono Vampire won only their second game of the season against eight losses.