A fully loaded Mono Vampire Basketball Club was too much for the Zhuhai Wolf Warriors, winning 113-92 inside the Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand.
Playing only a few days after suffering a 119-114 loss at the hands of the Wolf Warriors, Mono Vampire was out for revenge. And by adding new World Import Romeo Travis, they found the missing piece that allowed them to get the win.
Fresh from winning a championship in the PBA, Travis quickly assimilated himself with the squad via a near-tripe double performance of 12 points, 15 rebounds and 9 assists. Travis filled the box score despite only having a few days to practice and work with his teammates.
Mono Vampire actually held a five point lead at the start of the fourth period, 78-73. It was a tight ballgame for the entire contest up to that point. But Mono Vampire unleashed a 15-4 run triggered by Freddie Lish, who scored 9 points in that stretch.
The Wolf Warriors were only able to trim the lead to11 points via free throws from Mike Taylor with 3:43 remaining in the period. But a booming triple from Lish followed a layup from World Import Mike Singletary restored a 16 point advantage with 2:48 remaining in the game, and that proved to be enough to cruise to the victory.
The duo of Singletary as well as Malcolm White proved to be an unstoppable combination. Singletary tallied a near-triple of his own with 26 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists, while White had 23 points and 8 rebounds.
Freddie Lish’s fourth quarter explosion was also key, as he finished with 18 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists. With Tyler Lamb also in foul trouble for almost the entire game, Mono Vampire also got a big boost off the bench from local Darongpan Apiromvilaichai, as he finished with a season high 18 points, 5 assists and 5 steals.
Mike Taylor was stellar once again for the Wolf Warriors, as he had a game high 37 points 6 rebounds and 8 assists. But this time he just didn’t have enough help. Mike Bell and Shawntez Patterson each had 16 points, while Cai Chen had 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.
The victory snaps Mono Vampire’s four game losing streak, rising to a 3-12 record in the standings. The Wolf Warriors on the other hand remain in last place with a 2-15 card.
Mono Vampire will be back on action on Wednesday, Feburary 6 against the Singapore Slingers, while the Wolf Warriors take a two week break before plunging into action on February 15 against San Miguel Alab Pilipinas.