Game 1: Zeagues Chargers 52 - Proform Basketball 78
The first game of Round 10 saw Proform Basketball Club (4-6) bounce back from a disappointing loss against Falcons Basketball Club last week to take down the slumping Zeagues Chargers (5-5) 78-52. It was a low scoring but defensive first half which saw Proform taking a 14-point lead to go up 33-19. The Chargers could not get their offense going for the entire game as Proform stretched its lead to a maximum of 32 points with 3 minutes left in the game. The Chargers also committed a season-high 28 turnovers. Usually high-scoring William Sanborn (187-G-89, college: Ramapo) from Zeagues Chargers was limited to a dismal 11 points in this game. Joel Villasin on the other hand was the high man for the Chargers with 16 points and 13 rebounds, but had little help from his teammates. Singaporean-American standout Navin Crump led Proform, filling the stats sheet at virtually every category 15 points, 12 rebounds, 6 steals, 3 assists and 2 blocks. Team Captain Noel Pollock (185-PG-88) added 20 points and 4 steals for Proform.
Game 2: Eunos United 81 - SKC 77
SKC's (2-8) playoff hopes were dashed by Eunos United (3-7) in a thrilling game that saw Eunos come up tops 81-77. SKC had recorded their second win against the Chargers just a week before, whereas Eunos was coming off a loss to AMK Bravehearts. The shift in the starting line-up that saw Eunos' 6'11 Vijay Ragaven seated on the bench prove effectively as the team managed to trade height to match SKC's speed for most of the game. The first half was a tight encounter with SKC holding a slim 1-point lead at the end of the 1st quarter and Eunos holding a 2-point lead at the end of the half. However, a high-scoring 33 point third quarter would make a difference as Eunos led by 19 points to go up 65-46 at the end of the 3rd. SKC managed to launch at late comeback in the 4th. Sim Zhen's made free-throw cut the lead down to single-digits with 2 minutes left to go, and Low Remus (183-F-94)'s three-point shot would cut it down to just 6 with 51 seconds left. After Russ Sarip of Eunos was fouled, Sim Zhen hit another three to trim the lead to just 4 points, 77-73 with 41 seconds left in the game, but Amengual would knock down two free-throws to seal the deal for his team. Mikhail Stamenov was the high man for Eunos with 20 points and 18 rebounds, while Ignacio Leonori and Guillermo Amengual added 23 and 16 points apiece. Sim Zhen would lead SKC with 15 points, while Low Remus has 13 points in this encounter.
Game 3: SG Basketball 75 - AMK Bravehearts 99
AMK's Big Three combined for 85 points as AMK Bravehearts (8-2) demolished SG Basketball (3-7) 99-75 to record their 5th straight win. Brewer Tre (198-G-90, college: CS San Bernar.) recorded a triple-double, leading the Bravehearts with 29 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 2 steals. Marshall Tyrone (203-C-92, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) who played through a injured finger still managed 29 points and 10 rebounds, while Tyson Lawrence (193-G-88, college: CS San Bernar.) regained his shooting form and contributed 27 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. As AMK jumped to a 35-24 first quarter lead, there was no turning back for the high-powered offense team. The lead increased to 15 points, 52-37 at the half and 18 points at the third with no hopes of a SG Basketball comeback. Lim Shengyu (192-F/C-90) led SG Basketball with 22 points but shot only 8 for 22 from the field. The sharp-shooting SG Basketball brothers Fang Ching and Fang Cie contributed 16 points apiece, but it was insufficient to stop the surging Bravehearts from dominating the entire game. With this win, the AMK is now 8-2 with one game left in the regular season against potential playoff rivals GHUB which holds a similar 8-2 record. A win will allow AMK to finish the season as the 3rd seed.
Game 4: Singapore Supras 106 - Adroit 80
The Singapore Supras (10-0) maintained their perfect record once again with a 106-80 win over Adroit (4-6). Supras jumped quickly to build a 17-point 31-14 lead at the end of the first quarter, but fielding their reserves in the second quarter would prove costly as Adroit quickly trimmed the league down to 10 points with 5:36 left in the second quarter on Dorjee's fouled on layup. Jemell Swafford (196-F-85, college: Cal.Baptist) to wide the point margin again with a thunderous dunk that saw Supras go up 45-28 once again. However, the lead was down to 10 as Zhou Zhen Jie sank a three for Adroit. The quarter would end with Poh Wei Hao missing an easy shot for Adroit and Jemell Swafford capitalising on it to give Supras the 12-point lead at the half. The second half was an entirely different story as Adroit struggled to connect on offense. Supras would built a 29 point lead at the end of the 3rd and cruise for the rest of the game. Jemell Swafford led Supras with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists, while Spencer Templeton came off the bench with 18. Zhou Zhen Jie would lead Adroit with 18 points, but his team was out rebounded 30-44 by the overpowering Supras squad.
Game 5: GHUB 89 - Tagawa 73
A strong second quarter would prove to the difference as GHUB (8-2) edged out slumping Tagawa (4-6) 89-73 to set up battle of the 3rd place with Bravehearts. At the end of first quarter, the score was close as GHUB held a mere 2-point lead against their opponents. However, Jonathan Hart (196-F, college: Barton, NC) and Justin Monroe (193-G-87, college: Morehouse) came alive in the second quarter scoring at will to put GHUB up 43-28 by the half. The second half was a close encounter by both teams, but Tagawa was unable to reduce the double-digit lead for the entire game. Jonathan Hart would lead GHUB with 31 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists while Justin Monroe added 31 points and 9 rebounds. Hibshamir bin Ibrahim came of the bench to lead Tagawa with 16 points and Yi Chen added 15 points in the loss.
Game 6: SAFSA 48 - Falcons 84
Burrage Kannon (190-G-90, college: UTSA) had 32 points and 9 rebounds while Amir Boucenna (185-G) had 19 points and 7 assists as Falcons Basketball (9-1) blowout SAFSA (0-10) 84-48 in the final game of the night. Falcons jumped to a 26-12 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the second quarter would look shaky as the normally high-scoring Falcons could only manage 10 points. The second half would be a different story, as the Falcons managed to maintain their solid defense while outscoring SAFSA 52-29. SAFSA had little offensive power to match the Falcons, shooting just 28% from the field for the entire game. Alvin Hartono would be the high man for SAFSA with 14 points and 6 rebounds while big man Alvin Chun had 6 points and 11 rebounds.
Slingers Return to ABL Finals With Sweep of Alab Pilipinas - 19 days ago
follow us on
Slowly but surely, fans packing the Baliwag Star Arena made their way towards the exit, as shot after shot of the Singapore Slingers found their mark in the fourth quarter. As the lead continued to grow, the inevitable became clearer: The Lion City would return to the Finals once again. Behind the stellar play of Xavier Alexander (198-G-88, college: S.Nazarene) and a breakout game from Heritage Import Joshua Urbiztondo (185-PG-83, college: Fresno Pacific) in his return to the Philippines,... [read more]
Slowly but surely, fans packing the Baliwag Star Arena made their way towards the exit, as shot after shot of the Singapore Slingers found their mark in the fourth quarter. As the lead continued to grow, the inevitable became clearer: The Lion City would return to the Finals once again. Behind the stellar play of Xavier Alexander (198-G-88, college: S.Nazarene) and a breakout game from Heritage Import Joshua Urbiztondo (185-PG-83, college: Fresno Pacific) in his return to the Philippines, the Slingers led from the start and and punched the first ASEAN Basketball League Finals ticket with a 82-64 win over Alab Pilipinas. Alexander was rock solid for the Slingers once again, as he finished with 21 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals. Urbiztondo contributed a season high 20 points on 4-8 from the three point area, along with with 5 rebounds and 6 assists. 'Everything was on the line,' Slingers' Leon Kwek shared. 'It was a do or die game for them, for us it was about closing it out.' The Philippine-based squad immediately began the game with a handicap, as MVP candidate Ray Parks Jr. was ruled out because of an ankle injury sustained in Game 1 of the Semis. Guard Jeric Fortuna (173-PG-91) was also unavailable due to a separate injury. That led local star Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93), in only his second game with the team, to try and extend Alab's season without Parks. 'It's unfortunate he [Parks] had the injury,' Xavier Alexander said. 'But whoever's out there, that's who we're out there with, and that's who we're gonna battle with.' The first quarter started out promisingly, as Alab was able to keep in step with the Slingers early on. Ravena took control of the team in scoring and facilitating, and also got help from an active Lawrence Domingo in the paint. However Slingers World Import Xavier Alexander took control pushing the tempo and scoring at will. Wong Wei Long and Kwek also contributed on offense to finish on a 13-2 run to end the first quarter up 24-14. Foul trouble hit Alab hard, as Ravena was whistled for his third foul in the second quarter. As a result, Ravena had to sit out majority of the second quarter. That's where the Slingers hit hard. The lead ballooned to 20 points at the 3:30 mark before eventually settling on a 47-29 lead at the half. Sensing the need to strike, the Philippines would attempt a comeback early in the third quarter as they went on an 8-1 run. Alexander would respond with an emphatic slam on Lawrence Domingo, squashing the momentum of the home team. But it seemed like every time Alab threatened to make a run, the Slingers were ready for them. This time, it was Joshua Urbiztondo that would find the mark, as he scattered 7 points in the quarter to keep Singapore ahead. However timely threes from Ravena and Jens Knuttel kept Alab within striking distance, as the deficit dwindled to only six points before finally ending the quarter down 9, 60-51. That would be prove to be as close as Alab could get, as the Slingers simply overwhelmed their opponents in the payoff period. Singapore opened the fourth in style in a 9-2, spearheaded by reigning MVP Wong Wei Long. Finally unshackled from foul trouble. Urbiztondo piled it on via shots from the perimeter and drives in the paint, as the lead climbed to 19 with 6:17 left. His final field goal of the game, a three pointer with 2:16 left would be the final nail in the coffin, as the Slingers would not let up until the final buzzer sounded. Aside from the game-long brilliance of Alexander and Urbiztondo, big man Justin Howard (209-C-81, college: Mercer) also had a solid 18 points, 14 rebounds and 2 blocks. Local stars Kwek and Wong were also a big factor, as they contributed 10 and 8 points respectively. Domingo paced Alab Pilipinas with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Ravena had 16 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in the losing effort. 'I think the whole team is very excited to get back to the Finals,' Wong shared after the victory 'What we're trying to do is play like a team and be strong in the Finals and be mentally prepared.' The unselfishness was evident from the start, as the Slingers racked up 19 assists compared to only 11 for Alab. They also found the range from downtown, shooting 7/16 for 43% from downtown. The Philippines wound up only 2/15 from the perimeter. 'It's all about the team,' Wong shared. 'Everyone encourages one another- I think that's where we stand out. We play as a team, our offense is set with discipline, and that brings us together.' 'We're not a one man team,' the reigning MVP added. 'Whoever is on the floor knows their job and how to do it.' With the win, the Slingers now await their opponent in the ABL Finals, as the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions and Saigon Heat prepare for Game 2 of their series. But no matter which squad they face, one thing's for sure: The Slingers have unfinished business, and they're excited for another opportunity to take care of it. 'This is what I came back for,' Alexander bared as he headed back to the Slingers' team bus. 'This is what me and Justin talked about this summer, and now we're finally there.' Courtesy of: aseanbasketballleague.com
Singapore Slingers set to face Alab Pilipinas in 2016-17 ABL Semi Finals - 1 month ago
follow us on
The 2016-17 ABL Semi Finals Series are now locked in with the #1 seed Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions (15-4) to face #4 seed Saigon Heat (8-10) in one semi final series while the #2 seed Singapore Slingers (12-7) will face off against #3 seed Alab Pilipinas (10-9). For the Singapore Slingers the match up with Alab should be interesting as their is a large number of basketball loving Filipinos living and working in Singapore who are expected to snap up the play-off tickets [read more]
The 2016-17 ABL Semi Finals Series are now locked in with the #1 seed Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions (15-4) to face #4 seed Saigon Heat (8-10) in one semi final series while the #2 seed Singapore Slingers (12-7) will face off against #3 seed Alab Pilipinas (10-9). For the Singapore Slingers the match up with Alab should be interesting as their is a large number of basketball loving Filipinos living and working in Singapore who are expected to snap up the play-off tickets. Slingers management are calling on the local basketball community to get out and support their home team which is led by local Singaporean head coach Neo Beng Siang and features 9 local Singaporeans in the Slingers 12 man roster. After a herrendous run of player injuries during the 2016-17 regular season the Slingers hope to be back to near full strength by the time their semi final series tips off on Sunday 2nd April at OCBC Arena in Singapore. Courtesy of: singaporeslingers.com
Xin Hua Sports Club wins ActiveSG-BAS National Masters Cup 2017 - 1 month ago
follow us on
Hua Sports Club have won ActiveSG-BAS National Masters Cup 2017 last night. In the Final game they beat Freeman 64-57. Hong Liang Electronics meanwhile clinched third place defeating PCW & Partners (Blue) 50-40.
Earlier in the semifinals Freeman posted a 65-53 win over PCW & Partners. Singapore Xin Hua Sports Club won a thriller against Hong Liang Electronics 61-58. [read more]
Hua Sports Club have won ActiveSG-BAS National Masters Cup 2017 last night. In the Final game they beat Freeman 64-57. Hong Liang Electronics meanwhile clinched third place defeating PCW & Partners (Blue) 50-40. Earlier in the semifinals Freeman posted a 65-53 win over PCW & Partners. Singapore Xin Hua Sports Club won a thriller against Hong Liang Electronics 61-58.
Copyright (c) 1998-2017 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the
content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.