Behind an outstanding performance from World Import Mike Singletary, Mono Vampire Basketball exacted revenge on the Formosa Dreamers for their first win of the season, 89-74. In doing so, the Dreamers were handed their first loss of the season.
Inside Stadium 29 in Thailand, Singletary erupted for a game high 34 points, along with 12 rebounds and 3 steals. He was at his best down the stretch, as he scored 9 points in the third period, part of the backbreaking quarter that gave separation for Mono Vampire. The squad outscored the Dreamers 28-19, to enter the fourth quarter with a double-digit advantage, 68-57.
Helping out Singletary was a double-double performance from Jason Brickman. The all-time assists leader in ABL history tallied 16 points and 14 assists. He was aggressive on offense pushing the ball up and down floor and also looking for his own offense. He shot 4/7 from beyond the arc, part of a hot shooting aftenoon from Mono Vampire as they sizzle with a 10/21 clip at 47%.
The Dreamers were led by a solid performance from Malcolm Miller, as he score 27 points and 5 assists to lead his squad. However his usually reliable teammates Will Artino and Tevin Glass were unable to provide ample support. Artino was only able to score 6 points, while Glass struggled through a 1/11 shooting night to wind up with only 7 points in the contest.
Mono Vampire came out with much more energy, as they looked to bounce back from a 71-66 defeat a week ago in the Changhua County Stadium in Taiwan. They were able to open up a lead as big as 15 points at the 7:18 mark of the second quarter behind a layup by Mike Singletary. However the 35-20 advantage was negated immediately behind an 18-5 run to finish the first half. They would only trail 40-38, before Singletary and the rest of the home team put the game away in the second half.
The Dreamers still remain on top of the ABL despite suffering their first loss of the season with a 6-1 slate. Mono Vampire picks up win number one, and now escape the cellar with a 1-4 card. The Dreamers now prepare for a marquee matchup against the defending champions San Miguel Alab Pilipinas on December 21 in the Philippines, while Mono Vampire finishes up 2018 with a date against the Saigon Heat on December 22.