An undermanned Zhuhai Wolf Warriors squad fell to the red hot Formosa Dreamers, 97-78 in Changhua County Stadium in Changhua City, Taiwan.
Playing without World Import Mike Bell, and local leading scorer Cai Chen, the Wolf Warriors were unable to match the Dreamers’ surge on offense, particuarly in he 2nd quarter. Formosa outscored the Wolf Warriors 21-11 in the second quarter, gaining some separation after a tight first period.
The Wolf Warriors battled valiantly, in the second half, but the Dreamers simply would not be denied. A searing run in the fourth quarter put away the game for good, Beginning in the 7:48 mark, the Dreamers went on a12-2 run, capped by a dunk from Malcolm Miller that pushed the lead to 18 points. The lead swelled to 23 points in the final minute of the game, as Formosa cruised to the victory once again.
The Dreamers were paced by Will Artino, who tallied a double-double of 30 points and 14 rebounds. He also stuffed the stat sheet with 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks. He was all over the floor, using his energy and athleticism to give the Dreamers a major advantage all game long.
The reigning ABL Player of the Week Malcolm Miller continued his stellar play with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Teammate Tevin Glass also chipped in 23 points, 11 rebounds and 2 steals to form a winning combination that helped the Dreamers win their third straight over the Wolf Warriors.
Cory Bradfford led Zhuhai with 18 points and 3 rebounds to lead the team in scoring. Filling in for Cai Chen to contribute in scoring was Yan Xu and Liu Xu, who each had 15 points. Yan added 9 rebounds, while Liu had 3 rebounds and 4 assists in the losing cause.
The victory was the Dreamers’ sixth in a row, pushing their record to 16-6, and in solo second place in the ABL standings. The hottest team in the ABL have a quick turnaround before hosting the defending champions San Miguel Alab Pilipinas. They will look to win their final game of the home stand, and go 7-1.
The Wolf Warriors on the other hand have now dropped their seventh straight contest, falling to 2-21 this season. They’re off until March 17, when they faceoff against the Macau Black Bears.