Mono Vampire is now the second hottest team in the league behind league-leading San Miguel Alab Pilipinas as they picked up their third straight win, 92-76, at the expense of the BTC CLS Knights Indonesia, Saturday night at Stadium 29.
They flashed their deadly form early and cruised to an easy victory as they were powered by another strong performance from Mike Singletary with 29 points, 15 rebounds, and nine assists in the game while shooting 10 of 18 field goal attempts.
Mono Vampire got the jump on the Knights with a 10-2 run to start the game but BTN CLS, fresh of having their seven-game winning streak ended by the Singapore Slingers, went on a counter 11-0 run with Brandon Jawato scoring nine points in this stretch.
However, Jawato’s triple at the 3:21 mark would prove to be the last shot they would get in the first quarter as Mono Vampire quickly rebuilt their lead, 21-13, after the first 10 minutes.
Triples from Wong Wei Long and Sandy Kurniawan pulled the Knights closer early in the second period but there was no stopping the fiery offense of the Thai squad. With Tyler Lamb taking care of business from the outside and Malcolm pouring it on inside, Mono Vampire’s lead ballooned to 16 points, 48-32, at the midway mark.
The home team led by as much as 25 points in the game off a jump shot from Romeo Travis to give them an 85-60 advantage, which eliminated any possibility of a Knights comeback.
White was Mono Vampire’s second-leading scorer with 17 points on 8 of 10 shooting while Lamb and Travis scored 14 and 13, respectively.
While Maxie Esho, Douglas Herring, and Jawato carried their share of the load, what made it difficult for BTN CLS was the poor play from their two starters as Darryl Watkins only had three points, more than 12 below his average and Wei Long only came up with five points for his second straight sub-par game.
Watkins did get 12 rebounds and dish out five assists but BTN CLS also needed some scoring from him to contend with Mono Vampire.
The Thai squad has now tied Westports Malaysia’s win total as both have five each but the Dragons are still ahead as they’ve only lost eight times while Mono Vampire has already dropped 12 matches.
The Knights, on the other end, fell to .500 at 9-9.