Fresh off a great performance against the league-leading Hong Kong Eastern Basketball team in their last game, the Formosa Dreamers should have a lot of confidence heading into their next matchup against the Westports Malaysia Dragons at home.
Led by Cameron Forte who had an almost perfect game with 31 points on 14 of 18 shooting from the field along with 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks the Dreamers almost scored the ABL season’s biggest upset as Formosa only lost by 2 points, 93-91, to the defending champions.
For Formosa, it was not all about Forte as Ronnie Aguilar also had a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds. But more than the numbers of their two World Imports, what was more impressive was the contributions of their locals.
Wu Sung Wei chipped in 15 points from the bench while starting guard Yang Tian You scored 10 points on 50% shooting from the field. The most unexpected contributor was Kenneth Chien who had 9 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals in the contest.
Another thing that might be going to Formosa is that they will face a Westports Malaysia team that will be introducing three new players into their squad. World Imports AJ West and Marcus Marshall have been dropped to get the returning Chris Eversley and Bryan Davis.
Among the two, Davis looks to be the more prolific import after he averaged 21 points, 13.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.7 steals, and 2.0 blocks per game for Taiwan Beer. He led the league in assists and steals.
Patrick Cabahug was also relegated to their injured list to activate Jawhar Purdy who’ll be their second Heritage Import beside his fellow Filipino-American Joshua Munzon.
At 3-10, Westports Malaysia still has an outside shot at making it to the playoffs but there’s no room for error so they’re basically in a must-win situation as they take on the Dreamers.