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Round 16: Chongson defeats leader Hong Kong ELL - Mar 29, 2018


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Justin
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The Regular Season in ASEAN League just ended. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and favorites losing the games. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL (14-6) at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by Chinese Chongson (15-5) 88-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hong Kong ELL. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Chongson looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of center Justin Howard (209-81, college: Mercer) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 22 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Guard Anthony Tucker (193-89, college: MSU Moorhead) contributed with 29 points and 5 assists for the winners. Guard Tyler Lamb (196-91, college: Long Beach St.) replied with 30 points and 5 steals for Hong Kong ELL. Chongson have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Hong Kong ELL at the other side dropped to the second place with six games lost. They share the position with Mono Vampire and Alab Pilipinas.
ASEAN League top team - Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL (14-6) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat eighth ranked Malaysian Westports MD (5-15) in Kuala Lumpur 110-96. Worth to mention a quality performance of American guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists (made all of his eight free throws) and Ryan Moss who added 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks during the contest. Hong Kong ELL's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American guard Joshua Munzon (191-95, college: CS Los Angeles) responded with 31 points and 8 assists. Despite that victory Hong Kong ELL went down to second position due to points difference, which they share with Mono Vampire and Alab Pilipinas. Westports MD lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh place with 15 games lost. They share the position with CLS Knights.
ASEAN League top team - Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL (14-6) added another victory to their record on Thursday. This time they beat ninth ranked Taiwanese Formosa D. (1-19) 99-93. The winners were led by Christian Standhardinger who had that evening a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds. Even a double-double of 24 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists by Cameron Forte did not help to save the game for Formosa D.. Despite that victory Hong Kong ELL went down to second position due to points difference, which they share with Mono Vampire and Alab Pilipinas. Formosa D. lost sixteenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 19 lost games.
ASEAN League top team - Thailand Mono Vampire (14-6) added another victory to their record. This time they beat eighth ranked Malaysian Westports MD (5-15) in Kuala Lumpur 108-102. Samuel Deguara fired a double-double by scoring 29 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) for the winners. Despite that victory Mono Vampire went down to second position due to points difference, which they share with Hong Kong ELL and Alab Pilipinas. Westports MD lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh place with 15 games lost.
The game in Saigon supposed to be also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Singapore Singapore Slingers (12-8) played at the court of 6th ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat (10-10). Singapore Slingers did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 97-77 on Saturday. It was a very good performance for Xavier Alexander who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 7 assists. Singapore Slingers maintains fifth position with 12-8 record. Loser Saigon Heat keeps the sixth place with ten games lost.

In the last two games of round 16 CLS Knights were smashed by Alab Pilipinas on the road 101-63. Alab Pilipinas won against CLS Knights on its own court 84-67.



Hong Kong ELL - Chongson 77-88

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL (14-6) at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by Chinese Chongson (15-5) 88-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hong Kong ELL. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Chongson looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of center Justin Howard (209-81, college: Mercer) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 22 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Guard Anthony Tucker (193-89, college: MSU Moorhead) contributed with 29 points and 5 assists for the winners. Guard Tyler Lamb (196-91, college: Long Beach St.) replied with 30 points and 5 steals and guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) added 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Hong Kong ELL. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Chongson have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Hong Kong ELL at the other side dropped to the second place with six games lost. They share the position with Mono Vampire and Alab Pilipinas.
Top scorers:
Chongson: A.Tucker 29+1reb+5ast, J.Howard 24+22reb+3ast, C.Tiongson 12+9reb+5ast, M.McKinney 11+4reb+4ast, Y.Tian 8+2reb+4ast, Y.Luo 2
Hong Kong ELL: T.Lamb 30+3reb+3ast, M.Elliott 20+10reb+5ast, C.Standhardinger 12+14reb+3ast, R.Moss 11+9reb, K.Lee 4+4reb+1ast, C.Sing Chung 0
gschID: 585610


Westports MD - Hong Kong ELL 96-110

ASEAN League top team - Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL (14-6) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat eighth ranked Malaysian Westports MD (5-15) in Kuala Lumpur 110-96. Worth to mention a quality performance of American guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists (made all of his eight free throws) and Bahamas power forward Ryan Moss (201-74, college: UALR) who added 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks during the contest. Hong Kong ELL's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American guard Joshua Munzon (191-95, college: CS Los Angeles) responded with 31 points and 8 assists and his fellow American import power forward Bryan Davis (206-86, college: Texas A&M) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points, 19 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Hong Kong ELL and four Westports MD players scored in double figures. Despite that victory Hong Kong ELL went down to second position due to points difference, which they share with Mono Vampire and Alab Pilipinas. Westports MD lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh place with 15 games lost. They share the position with CLS Knights.
Top scorers:
Hong Kong ELL: M.Elliott 25+9reb+10ast, T.Lamb 25+3reb+3ast, R.Moss 21+9reb+1ast, K.Lee 20+2reb+2ast, C.Standhardinger 11+10reb+3ast, A.Xu 4
Westports MD: J.Munzon 31+2reb+8ast, T.Yuan Kuek 28+7reb+1ast, B.Davis 17+19reb+5ast, C.Eversley 13+9reb+1ast, Y.Hou Wong 4+3reb+1ast, J.Purdy 3+2reb+4ast
gschID: 585608


Alab Pilipinas - CLS Knights 101-63

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Filipino Alab Pilipinas (14-6) crushed 7th ranked Indonesian CLS Knights (5-15) in Manila 101-63 on Sunday. Alab Pilipinas dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to CLS Knights' 48. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by CLS Knights' players. It was a very good performance for guard Nico-Paolo Javelona (183-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. American-Filipino guard Bobby-Ray Parks (193-93, college: High School) contributed with 19 points and 6 assists for the winners. Five Alab Pilipinas players scored in double figures. American center Brian Williams (208-87, college: Tennessee) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Shane Edwards (201-87, college: UALR) added 21 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for CLS Knights. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Alab Pilipinas have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Mono Vampire and Hong Kong ELL. CLS Knights lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 15 games lost.
Top scorers:
Alab Pilipinas: J.Raymundo 20+3reb+2ast, B.Ray Parks 19+2reb+6ast, N.Paolo Javelona 18+10reb+4ast, R.Balkman 11+2reb+2ast, J.Brownlee 11+8reb+6ast, L.Domingo 10+7reb+1ast
CLS Knights: S.Edwards 21+7reb, B.Williams 17+12reb+3ast, K.Gemilang 4+3reb+1ast, F.Goldstein 4+2reb+1ast, F.Nugroho 4+3reb+1ast, E. Enguio 4+1reb
gschID: 585609


Saigon H. - Singapore S. 77-97

The game in Saigon supposed to be also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Singapore Singapore Slingers (12-8) played at the court of 6th ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat (10-10). Singapore Slingers did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 97-77 on Saturday. Singapore Slingers dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Saigon Heat's 40. They outrebounded Saigon Heat 47-25 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for American guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!), 14 rebounds and 7 assists. The other American import power forward Christien Charles (216-81, college: Villanova) contributed with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 19 rebounds for the winners. Four Singapore Slingers players scored in double figures. American-Nigerian power forward Maxie Esho (206-91, college: Massachusetts, agency: Two Points) replied with 21 points and 9 rebounds and Jamaican-American guard Akeem Scott (185-83, college: High Point) added 23 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Saigon Heat. Singapore Slingers maintains fifth position with 12-8 record. Loser Saigon Heat keeps the sixth place with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
Singapore S.: X.Alexander 38+14reb+7ast, C.Charles 24+19reb, H.Ng 11+3reb, A.Mandani 10+1reb, W.Low 6+2reb+2ast, K.Chiang Goh 6+5reb+1ast
Saigon H.: A.Scott 23+5reb, M.Esho 21+9reb, M.Williams 16+5reb+5ast, M.Morgan 7+3reb, D.Arnold 5+3reb+2ast, T.Nguyen 5
gschID: 585607


Hong Kong ELL - Formosa D. 99-93

ASEAN League top team - Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL (14-6) added another victory to their record on Thursday. This time they beat ninth ranked Taiwanese Formosa D. (1-19) 99-93. Hong Kong ELL forced 22 Formosa D. turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The winners were led by Filipino-German forward Christian Standhardinger (206-89, college: Hawaii) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds and American guard Tyler Lamb (196-91, college: Long Beach St.) supported him with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Even a double-double of 24 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists by American forward Cameron Forte (201-93, college: Portland St.) did not help to save the game for Formosa D.. Tian-You Yang (-93) added 25 points and 6 assists for lost side. Five Hong Kong ELL and four Formosa D. players scored in double figures. Despite that victory Hong Kong ELL went down to second position due to points difference, which they share with Mono Vampire and Alab Pilipinas. Formosa D. lost sixteenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 19 lost games.
Top scorers:
Hong Kong ELL: C.Standhardinger 33+15reb+2ast, T.Lamb 23+8reb+8ast, M.Elliott 16+7reb+10ast, K.Lee 15+1reb+2ast, R.Moss 12+8reb+1ast, C.Sing Chung 0
Formosa D.: T.Yang 25+3reb+6ast, C.Forte 24+15reb+4ast, R.Aguilar 18+12reb+2ast, K.Chien 10+2reb+1ast, Y.Chen 9+4reb+2ast, S.Wei 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 585606


Alab Pilipinas - CLS Knights 84-67

Very expected game when 7th ranked Indonesian CLS Knights (5-15) lost to third ranked Filipino Alab Pilipinas (14-6) in Manila 67-84 on Wednesday. Alab Pilipinas outrebounded CLS Knights 53-42 including 20 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Alab Pilipinas made 7 blocks. Quite impressive performance for American-Filipino guard Bobby-Ray Parks (193-93, college: High School) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Justin Brownlee (197-88, college: St.John's) contributed with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Brownlee is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. American center Brian Williams (208-87, college: Tennessee) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 18 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Shane Edwards (201-87, college: UALR) added 17 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for CLS Knights. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Alab Pilipinas have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Mono Vampire and Hong Kong ELL. CLS Knights lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 15 games lost.
Top scorers:
Alab Pilipinas: B.Ray Parks 21+5reb+2ast, J.Brownlee 15+7reb+5ast, R.Balkman 12+8reb+5ast, L.Domingo 7+12reb+2ast, C.Sumalinog 7+2ast, N.Paolo Javelona 6+3reb+2ast
CLS Knights: B.Williams 19+18reb+3ast, S.Edwards 17+8reb+1ast, A.Hidayat 8+3reb+1ast, F.Nugroho 6+3reb+2ast, K.Jensen 6+1ast, R.Utomo 4+4reb+5ast
gschID: 585604


Westports MD - Mono Vampire 102-108

ASEAN League top team - Thailand Mono Vampire (14-6) added another victory to their record. This time they beat eighth ranked Malaysian Westports MD (5-15) in Kuala Lumpur 108-102. Mono Vampire outrebounded Westports MD 44-32 including 19 on the offensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Maltese center Samuel Deguara (223-91) fired a double-double by scoring 29 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) for the winners. American forward Michael Singletary (198-88, college: Texas Tech) chipped in 24 points and 8 rebounds. Singletary is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Mono Vampire players scored in double figures. American guard Joshua Munzon (191-95, college: CS Los Angeles) produced 43 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import forward Chris Eversley (201-91, college: Cal Poly - SLO) added 34 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Despite that victory Mono Vampire went down to second position due to points difference, which they share with Hong Kong ELL and Alab Pilipinas. Westports MD lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh place with 15 games lost.
Top scorers:
Mono Vampire: S.Deguara 29+16reb, M.Singletary 24+8reb+3ast, P.Zamar 22+1reb, T.Chanthachon 11+6reb+1ast, D.Apiromwilaichai 8+2reb, J.Brickman 7+6reb+16ast
Westports MD: J.Munzon 43+8reb+5ast, C.Eversley 34+12reb+5ast, T.Yuan Kuek 10+7reb, J.Purdy 9+1reb+3ast, B.Davis 2+1reb+3ast, Z.Shin Chin 2+1reb
gschID: 585605


  





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 1 Formosa D. 19-7 
 2 SM Beermen 18-8 
 3 Singapore S. 16-10 
 4 CLS Knights 15-11 
 5 Saigon H. 14-12 
 6 Macau 14-12 
 7 Hong Kong ELL 13-13 
 8 Mono Vampire 11-15 
 9 Westports MD 8-18 
 10 Zhuhai 2-24 

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mikh MCKINNEY
  Macau
  (184-G-92)
  Avg: 26.8
 1. McKinney, Macau26.8 
 2. Balkman, SM Be.25.6 
 3. Tucker, Macau25.3 
 4. Singletary, Mono V.24.1 
 5. Elliott, Hong K.22.8 
 6. Esho, CLS Knights22.4 
 7. Bassett, Hong K.22.3 
 8. Watkins, Macau21.8 
 9. Miller, Formosa D.21.8 
 10. Fields, Singapore S.21.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan WATKINS
  Macau
  (206-C/F-91)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Watkins, Macau14.8 
 2. Deguara, Hong K.13.6 
 3. Barone, Saigon H.13.0 
 4. Bell, Zhuhai12.9 
 5. Ramos, SM Beermen12.6 
 6. Fields, Singapore S.12.4 
 7. Travis, Mono V.11.7 
 8. Shepard, Westport.11.4 
 9. Artino, Formosa D.10.7 
 10. Watkins, CLS K.10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony TUCKER
  Macau
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Tucker, Macau9.9 
 2. Brickman, Mono V.8.9 
 3. Alexander, Singapor.8.0 
 4. Herring-Jr, CLS K.7.7 
 5. McKinney, Macau6.9 
 6. Bassett, Hong K.6.8 
 7. Miller, Formosa D.6.0 
 8. Alvano, SM Beermen5.9 
 9. Shepard, Westport.5.7 
 10. Hughes, Saigon H.5.4 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Saigon H.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hughes, Saigon H.3.0 
 2. Herring-Jr, CLS K.2.4 
 3. Young, Singapore S.2.4 
 4. McKinney, Macau2.0 
 5. Eversley, Westport.2.0 
 6. Singletary, Mono V.1.9 
 7. Watkins, Macau1.9 
 8. Alexander, Singapor.1.9 
 9. Brickman, Mono V.1.8 
 10. Glass, Formosa D.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael BELL
  Zhuhai
  (206-F-82)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Bell, Zhuhai1.8 
 2. Hamilton, Saigon H.1.6 
 3. Fields, Singapore S.1.6 
 4. Artino, Formosa D.1.5 
 5. Deguara, Hong K.1.5 
 6. Egwu, Westports MD1.3 
 7. Barone, Saigon H.1.3 
 8. White, Mono V.1.3 
 9. Watkins, CLS K.1.3 
 10. Balkman, SM Be.1.2 
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