Fresh off a big win against Hong Kong Eastern, the Formosa Dreamers have less than 24 hours to recover before facing off against the new-look Mono Vampire Basketball Club.
The Dreamers took care of business in their first home game of the season as they remained undefeated in five games but now the’ll be facing another challenge in the hungry team from Thailand.
After finishing one win short of the ABL title last season, Mono Vampire stumbled out of the gate with two losses. After their last loss to the Singapore Slingers, they decided to hand the offense back to Jason Brickman as they parted with high-scoring import Marcus Keene.
They also enlisted ABL veteran Chris Charles to shore up the middle. In their two losses, interior defense and rebounding was a problem for Mono Vampire as they were dominated by Ryan Watkins of the Macau Black Bears and John Fields of the Slingers. Now they have a former ABL MVP and Defensive Player of the Year to take care of business inside.
An advantage for the home team may be the fact that it might take Mono Vampire some time to get reacquainted with their new import but the Dreamers must be wary of Thailand’s locals as they will be playing more aggressively with a point guard in Brickman who will be looking for them instead of someone who looks for his own shot in Keene.
Formosa imports Malcolm Miller and Will Artino will be looking to bounce back after poor outings from the field in their last game. The two had a combined 28 points on 11 of 36 shooting but their defense as a team was good enough ensure the victory.
Tevin Glass, on the other end, aims to build on a huge performance against Hong Kong Eastern where he finished with 26 points and 17 rebounds.