Mono Vampire Basketball Club looks to stay in the picture for a top 2 finish in the ABL Playoffs, as they take on the Westports Malaysia Dragons in their final match of the regular season.
At 13-6, Mono Vampire needs to get the win in order to put themselves in the best position to finish with a twice to beat advantage in the 1st round of the Playoffs. Their fate will also depend on what happens with Hong Kong Kong Eastern and San Miguel Alab Pilipinas’ remaining games, that’s why they need to handle their business and get the win.
It was a high scoring showdown at the Southorn Stadium, as the visiting Mono Vampire had its revenge on Hong Kong Eastern for their early loss this season, winning 119-111 on the road . Hong Kong struggled to stop the red hot Mike Singletary, and Sam Deguara also dominated in the paint against the defending champions.
Mike Singletary was absolutely unstoppable in his first match against Hong Kong Eastern this season, as he registered 36 points on a scorching 5/7 clip from beyond the arc. He also had 8 rebounds and 2 assists in the big victory. Singletary was able to attack from everywhere on the floor, and and adjusted his attack to find success against any defender that stood in his way. Singletary is one of the best offensive players in the ABL, and he showed that against the defending champions.
Meanwhile, the Dragons hung around all game long versus the Saigon Heat, but Saigon’s firepower overwhelmed the Dragons in the end. As a result, the Heat prevailed 115-103. Malaysia struggled to find the range from long distance, and also weren’t able to move the ball around, finishing with only 6 assists.
Chris Eversley did his best to keep the Dragons within striking distance of the Saigon Heat in their Sunday night matchup, finishing with 30 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. But it wasn’t enough in the end, as the Heat had all of the answers led by Maxie Esho and Akeem Scott.
It was a high scoring shootout the last time these two teams went head to head in the ABL, as the home team Mono Vampire was able to eke out a 115-111 victory against the Dragons. At the time, Malaysia still had Marcus Marshall and AJ West. With Eversley and fellow World Import Bryan Davis now in the lineup, will that make a difference as they take on the visiting Mono Vampire?