The Mono Vampire Basketball Club marched to its third straight win after defeating the Singapore Slingers, 87-77, Wednesday at Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand.
Five players finished in double-figures for Mono Vampire led by Michael Singletary’s 20 points while also adding 10 rebounds and six assists.
Tyler Lamb’s layup made it 12-0 early in the first quarter as the home team clicked right from the opening tip. Lamb finished with 19 points, four rebounds, and five assists. It was also a momentous night for the ABL veteran as he became the league’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made, surpassing former CLS Knight Wong Wei Long. He knocked down four triples against Singapore, moving his total to 260 for his career.
After a scorching start, Thailand never relinquished the lead. Freddie Lish’s lay up pushed Mono Vampire’s advantage to 21 points, 57-36, in the third period.
The Slingers attempted a late comeback as a triple from Leon Kwek cut their deficit to seven points under five minutes remaining. However, Moses Morgan answered with an and-1 play that pushed the lead back to double-digits, 79-69. After the Slingers tried another rally, Lamb finally put the game away with his fourth conversion from deep that made it a 12-point game with roughly 30 seconds left.
Michael Morrison provided an all-around effort of 13 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, and five steals while Morgan chipped in with 12 points. Mono Vampire was still missing Preston Knowles who was nursing an ankle injury but received another stellar outing from Freddie Lish as the veteran guard put up 11 points, six boards, and six dimes.
Singapore was led by Xavier Alexander’s 25 points but the reigning MVP struggled from the field as he shot 6-for-20. Anthony McClain had a double-double in a losing effort, tallying 15 points and 15 boards.
The Slingers came into the game as the best rebounding team in the league but was outrebounded by Mono Vampire, 45-41. As a team, the Slingers also had trouble finding the bottom of the net, hitting only 30 percent of their shots.
Thailand continues to pace the league with is 12-4 record while Singapore slides to 7-8 in the standings.