Mono Vampire won consecutive games for the first time this season, winning over the Singapore Slingers 87-84 in Stadium 29, Nonthaburi, Thailand.
Bannered by another well-rounded performance from its trio of World Imports, Mono Vampire led led for the entire ball game against the Slingers, leading by as many as 21 points in the third quarter. Romeo Travis’ triple at the 5:44 mark gave Mono Vampire its biggest advantage, 66-45. The Slingers whittled away at the lead and trailed by 14 points entering the fourth quarter, 76-62.
The visiting squad than uncorked a 14-1 bomb to begin the fourth quarter, keeping Mono Vampire without a field goal for the first 5:30 of the period. A layup by Alexander got the Slingers to within 1 point, 77-76. However Travis would counter with a jumper to break the drought.
White’s basket inside the last two minutes gave Mono Vampire a four point advantage with 1:57 remaining in the game, and a Singletary jumper extended the advantage, 86-80. John Fields and Jerran Young would each score baskets for Singapore down the stretch to cut the deficit to two points. However Young missed a potential go-ahead triple with 15 seconds reamining. Travis would split his free throws, opening the door for the Slingers to tie the game. However Tay Ding Loon missed a desperation triple, preserving the win for the home squad.
Singletary led the way for Mono Vampire, tallying 25 points to go along with 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals. Travis filled the stat sheet with 19 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists, while Tyler Lamb chipped in 12 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists.
Xavier Alexander led the Slingers in the losing cause, finishing with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Fields had a double-double performance of 26 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists.
The victory inches Mono Vampire upward, now with a 4-2 record in 9th place. The Slingers fall to 5th pace in the standings with a 9-7 card.