Week 3 of the ASEAN Basketball League’s (ABL) 2015-16 season saw four action-packed games and a handful of outstanding individual performances. Calvin Godfrey stood the tallest of them all as he led his Westports Malaysia Dragons to a 1-1 tally this week on a home-and-home series against the Singapore Slingers.
The Dragons fell 88-85 to the Slingers on November 13 but Godfrey had an outstanding performance with 31 points, 17 rebounds, and a block as he duelled against Justin Howard.
Two days later, however, Godfrey got even as the Dragons scored a thrilling come-from-behind win against their neighbors, 84-79. The import scattered 30 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 4 blocks in the contest.
Godfrey very narrowly edged Howard for the ABL’s Player of the Week honors as Singapore’s import also had two outstanding games this week. He dropped 45 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals, and 3 blocks in the first game and followed it up with 20 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 4 blocks in their next game.
Although Howard finished with more points, 65-61, Godfrey edged him out in the rebounding department, 29-22.
Three other players were in contention for the award as Lenny Daniel had 26 points, 16 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 blocks while his teammate David Arnold had 23 points – including crucial game-sealing free throws, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals, as the Saigon Heat defeated the Mono Vampire Basketball Club, 78-73.
Chris Charles, the last recipient of Player of the Week honors, also had big numbers as Hi-Tech Bangkok City blasted the MX3 Pilipinas Kings, 87-64. Charles helped Hi-Tech remained undefeated with 25 points, 19 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 3 blocks in Week 3’s fourth and final game.