The Singapore Slingers have a huge advantage heading into the second game of the Straits Cup after picking up a win on the road against the Westports Malaysia Dragons last Friday. Now they will go for yet another important victory that could inch them that would inch them closer to the second spot.
The imports from both Singapore and Westports Malaysia powered their respective teams in the last game with their local crews only scoring 14 points each to cancel each other out.
The main battle featured John Fields going up against Nnanna Egqu with both scoring well for their respective squads. Fields had 28 points and Egwu was not that far behind with 26 but it was in the rebounding department where the Slinger import really flexed his muscles, winning that department 17 to 5.
Jerran Young and Winston Shepard also engaged in an entertaining battle with the Dragons’ import outscoring his counterpart 22 to 17.
However, the biggest advantage for Singapore was Xavier Alexander who doubled up on the points of Chris Eversley and quadrupled his rebounding numbers. For the Dragons to have a shot at stealing the game and perhaps stealing the Straits Cup trophy by winning with at least a 12-point margin, Eversley needs to be extra engaged and motivated.
The Slingers’ locals are expected to bounce back as they will be playing at home with Delvin Goh leading the charge so the locals of Westports Malaysia also need to be ready to chip in.