The Mono Vampire derailed the Formosa Dreamers in a close match, 95-90, in the tenth season of the ASEAN Basketball League on November 23 at the Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand.
Mono Vampire poured in a stellar offensive performance in the first quarter by building a 20-point lead, 34-14.
In the early minutes of the second half, the Formosa Dreamers rallied their 11-point deficit and tied the game in the fourth quarter, 77-77 with 6:50 minutes left on the quarter.
Marcus Keene and Jet Chang helped the Dreamers post a four-point lead in the fourth quarter, 77-81, but still came short after Freddie Lish banked three out of four free throws in the last 45 seconds of the game, 91-87.
Formosa head coach Kyle Julius admitted that his team lacked powerful offense during the game.
“We were down. We were so far off on our game plan, I think we stuttered and we had so many turnovers, we really struggled in our offense,” Julius mentioned.
Despite the defeat, Julius is still pleased with how the Dreamers played.
“We’ve only been together for weeks, my assessment is that we’re in a good spot right now, we’ve got lots to work on, I’m quite pleased on how we battled back on our execution,” he added.
Tyler Lamb helped the Mono Vampire stop the Dreamers rally, draining a three with 1:47 remaining, poking the lead up by five points, 88-83.
Michael Singletary on the other hand, assisted the Mono Vampire tallying 15 points on the second half.
“We will always play hard, [I’ll] always play tough, we had a lot of turnovers, we didn’t play our best basketball but that’s what it is about in ABL, we just want to win basketball games,” Singletary said.
Singletary finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists. Ryan Watkins and Lamb helped the cause with combined 42 points.
Expect the Mono Vampire to be back on action on November 28 against the Kuala Lumpur Dragons at the Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand. Will the Mono Vampire continue their win streak?
The Formosa Dreamers will match up against the Macau Black Bears on December 1, 3 PM (GMT +8) in the Changhua Stadium in Changhua, Taiwan. Can the Dreamers bounce back from their loss?