Fresh from a stinging loss at home, Tanduay Alab Pilipinas went on the road and scored a huge victory to get back to their winning ways.
Meeting for the first time this season, Tanduay Alab Pilipinas defeated the Mono Vampire Basketball Club 114-87 in Stadium 29, Bangkok City, Thailand. The winning margin tied for the largest this season at 27 points, as the Philippine-based squad limited the highest scoring team in the ABL on offense.
Mono Vampire entered the game averaging 104.5 points per contest, however the stifling defense of Alab Pilipinas held them to 17 points below their average. Mono Vampire wound up shooting only 36% from the field, and a cold 5/29 from the three point area good for 29%.
World Import Justin Brownlee paced Alab with 29 points, 24 of those coming in the second half. He also recorded a near triple double, tallying 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Josh Urbiztondo continued his hot shooting this season, as he finished with 17 points on five triples in the contest.
Alab Pilipinas raced out of the gate early on in the contest, as they looked to capitalize in transition against the hulking World Import of Mono Vampire, Sam Deguara. They moved the ball well, as their perimeter shooting was immediately clicking courtesy of back to back triples from Local MVP Ray Parks Jr. The visiting squad raced to a 10 point lead at the end of the first period, 32-22.
Playing their second game in three days, Mono Vampire was unable to get back on track in the second period. Alab Pilipinas’ defense continued to hound them into turnovers and challenged shots. They were outscored yet again in the second quarter, as they only registered 15 points in the period.
The floodgates opened in the third period, as the visiting team poured it on. Brownlee and Parks delivered in the period, as they shot the lights out to lead by as many as 33 points, eventually cruising to the victory.
Alab played excellent team ball, as they tallied 32 assists on 46 made field goals. Mono Vampire only registered 8 assists, as the leading passer in the league Jason Brickman was only limited to 3 assists. Deguara’s effect on the team was limited, as he was in foul trouble for most of his 18 minutes on the floor.
Mono Vampire was led by World Import Mike Singletary’s 24 points on 7/22 shooting from the field. Heritage Import Paul Zamar chipped in with 20 points. It was a quiet night for Teerawat Chantachon, as he only had 3 points in the contest.
Alab Pilipinas was buoyed by Parks’ 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Their bench also outscored Mono Vampire’s 28-18, with reserve Pamboy Raymundo leading the way finishing in double-digits with 10 points.
With the win, Tanduay Alab Pilipinas climbs back to .500 at 4-4, at solo 6th place in the standings. Mono Vampire’s attempt at a three game winning streak is thwarted, as they fall to 5-4, good for 3rd place.
Mono Vampire will look to shake off the loss, as they go on the road to take on the Singapore Slingers next on January 19. Alab Pilipinas will visit the CLS Knights Indonesia on January 20.