The Singapore Slingers and Mono Vampire Basketball Club wrap up their regular season in the ABL with a match at the OCBC Arena in Singapore.
The Slingers, currently with a 15-10 slate have wrapped up the 3rd seed, and will be enjoying home court advantage against whichever seed finishes with the 6th seed. They did so with an impressive victory over the Macau Black Bears on the road, seizing the opportunity to finish strong and take care of business.
After a slow start, the Slingers pulled away in the second half hinged on their defense. They limited the Black Bears’ scoring in the third and fourth quarter to only 35% shooting to win 89-70. Key for the Slingers was limiting Macau in transition- the Black Bears only had 3 fastbreak points.
Jerran Young made sure that there would be no doubt which team would emerge victorious with a dominant performance against the Black Bears. He tallied 35 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals as he did a little bit of everything to preserve the Slingers victory.
However their final match won’t be easy, as they have to find a way to stop the red hot Mono Vampire Basketball Club. Fresh from winning its sixth straight contest to climb to 11-14 and into the Playoffs, Mono still has the slimmest of chances to advance to 7th seed, but to do so they will have to have a blow out victory against the Slingers.
With the Dragons already eliminated from playoff contention, Mono Vampire had no difficulty winning even without Romeo Travis and Mike Singletary in the lineup. Mono Vampire cruised to the 98-79 victory, as the Dragons simply didn’t have enough to stop the red hot Thai-based squad.
With Tyler Lamb’s World Import teammates off against the lowly Westports Malaysia Dragons, he was given the green light to let it fly. As a result, he produced solid numbers of 25 points highlighted by 7 triples. Lamb’s arrival has rejuvenated Mono Vampire, and even though they finish without homecourt advantage, they are going to be tough to stop.
Can the Slingers stop the streaking Mono Vampire, or will the Thai-based squad notch win number 7 in a row?