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Round 13: Singapore Slingers lose to CLS Knights - Jan 22, 2019


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Maxie Esho
Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

Round 13 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Singapore Singapore Slingers (7-6). They were defeated by sixth ranked Indonesian CLS Knights (6-7) 89-74 on Sunday night. American-Nigerian power forward Maxie Esho (206-91, college: Massachusetts, agency: Two Points) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and American center Darryl Watkins (211-84, college: Syracuse) chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds. At the losing side American power forward John Fields (205-88, college: Tennessee) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds. CLS Knights have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain sixth place with 6-7 record. Singapore Slingers lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third position with six games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Saigon H.. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Saigon Heat defeated 8th ranked Malaysian Westports MD at home 78-65. American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (185-87, college: Wisconsin) nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and Kyle Barone accounted for 19 points and 14 rebounds. Nigerian-American power forward Nnanna Egwu (211-92, college: Illinois) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 19 rebounds for Westports MD in the defeat. Saigon Heat have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Westports MD lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth place with four games lost. Westports MD will play next round against SM Beermen trying to get back on the winning streak. Saigon Heat will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Mono Vampire at Bangkok.
The game in Hong Kong was also quite interesting. Third ranked Taiwanese Formosa D. (9-5) played at the court of 7th ranked Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL (8-7). Formosa D. managed to secure a 6-point victory 92-86 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hong Kong ELL. Malcolm Miller fired 31 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. ODarien Bassett produced 32 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for lost side. Despite that victory Formosa D. went down to fourth position due to points difference. Hong Kong ELL at the other side keeps the seventh place with seven games lost. Formosa D. will meet league's second-placed Macau on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hong Kong ELL will have a break next round.
Fourth ranked Macau (7-5) crushed at home 10th ranked Zhuhai (1-12) by 26 points 107-81, which is the biggest margin this round. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of Ryan Watkins who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 31 points and 18 rebounds. Macau's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Macau moved-up to second place. Zhuhai at the other side stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. Macau's next round opponent will be Formosa D. (#4) in Changhua City. Zhuhai will play at home against SM Beermen (#5) and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 13 Mono Vampire lost to SM Beermen on the opponent's court 100-110.



Macau - Zhuhai 107-81

Fourth ranked Macau (7-5) crushed at home 10th ranked Zhuhai (1-12) by 26 points 107-81, which is the biggest margin this round. Macau made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 32 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Ryan Watkins (206-91, college: Boise St., agency: Two Points) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 31 points and 18 rebounds. Guard Anthony Tucker (193-89, college: MSU Moorhead) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 5 rebounds and 19 assists for the winners. Macau's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Shawntez Patterson (201-90, college: Alabama St.) answered with 20 points and 9 rebounds and forward Michael Bell (206-82, college: Florida Atlantic) added 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Zhuhai. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Macau moved-up to second place. Zhuhai at the other side stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. Macau's next round opponent will be Formosa D. (#4) in Changhua City. Zhuhai will play at home against SM Beermen (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Macau: R.Watkins 31+18reb+2ast, M.McKinney 21+6reb+6ast, D.King 15+2reb, A.Tucker 13+5reb+19ast, K.Tong Lai 12+3reb, N.Yu 8
Zhuhai: S.Patterson 20+9reb+1ast, M.Bell 15+9reb+4ast, S.Cris 13+4reb+4ast, J.Leung 12+3reb+7ast, C.Cai 10+4reb+4ast, X.Yan 5+1reb
gschID: 662473


Saigon H. - Westports MD 78-65

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Saigon Heat defeated 8th ranked Malaysian Westports MD at home 78-65. Saigon Heat had a 42-31 advantage in offensive rebounds. American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (185-87, college: Wisconsin) nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and American center Kyle Barone (203-89, college: Idaho) accounted for 19 points and 14 rebounds. Nigerian-American power forward Nnanna Egwu (211-92, college: Illinois) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 19 rebounds and American Winston Shepard (203-93, college: San Diego St., agency: Slash Sports) added 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals respectively for Westports MD in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Saigon Heat have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Westports MD lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth place with four games lost. Westports MD will play next round against SM Beermen trying to get back on the winning streak. Saigon Heat will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Mono Vampire at Bangkok.
Top scorers:
Saigon H.: K.Tran Dang 22+5reb+2ast, T.Hughes 20+12reb+7ast, K.Barone 19+14reb+2ast, M.Burnatowski 10+8reb+4ast, C.Dierker 4+7reb, C.Cilia 3+2reb
Westports MD: W.Shepard 17+5reb+4ast, C.Eversley 16+7reb+2ast, N.Egwu 13+19reb, S.Fai Loh 10+3reb+1ast, C.Wah Chin 5+1reb, W.Jonathan 2+6reb+1ast
gschID: 662474


CLS Knights - Singapore S. 89-74

Round 13 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Singapore Singapore Slingers (7-6). They were defeated by sixth ranked Indonesian CLS Knights (6-7) 89-74 on Sunday night. American-Nigerian power forward Maxie Esho (206-91, college: Massachusetts, agency: Two Points) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and American center Darryl Watkins (211-84, college: Syracuse) chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds. Five CLS Knights players scored in double figures. At the losing side American power forward John Fields (205-88, college: Tennessee) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and the other American import guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. CLS Knights have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain sixth place with 6-7 record. Singapore Slingers lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third position with six games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Saigon H.. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
CLS Knights: M.Esho 21+11reb+4ast, L.Wong-Wei 18+4reb+2ast, D.Herring Jr. 16+7reb+5ast, D.Watkins 16+11reb+2ast, B.Jawato 10+6reb+2ast, S.Kurniawan 8+1reb+1ast
Singapore S.: X.Alexander 22+5reb+5ast, J.Fields 22+13reb, J.Young 15+6reb+2ast, K.Chiang Goh 4+5reb+2ast, V.Lavin Raj 4+2reb, D.Loon Tay 3+2reb
gschID: 662475


SM Beermen - Mono Vampire 110-100

Very expected game in Manila where 9th ranked Thailand Mono Vampire (2-10) was defeated by fifth ranked Filipino SM Beermen (8-2) 110-100. SM Beermen made 22-of-24 charity shots (91.7 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. It was a very good performance for American-Puerto Rican forward Renaldo Balkman (203-84, college: S.Carolina) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!), 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. American-Filipino guard Bobby-Ray Parks (193-93) contributed with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five SM Beermen players scored in double figures. American forward Michael Singletary (198-88, college: Texas Tech) answered with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds and Filipino-American point guard Jason Brickman (181-91, college: LIU Brooklyn) added 22 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) in the effort for Mono Vampire. Mono Vampire's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. SM Beermen maintains fifth place with 8-2 record. Mono Vampire at the other side dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. SM Beermen's next round opponent will be Westports MD (#9) in Kuala Lumpur. Mono Vampire will play at home against the league's leader Saigon Heat and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
SM Beermen: R.Balkman 38+10reb+7ast, C.Tiongson 17+2reb+2ast, P.Bobby-Ray 16+6reb+4ast, P.Ramos 15+7reb+1ast, E.Alvano 10+3reb+10ast, L.Domingo 7+4reb
Mono Vampire: M.Singletary 36+11reb+1ast, M.White 25+6reb+1ast, J.Brickman 22+6reb+11ast, M.Morgan 9+4reb, T.Chanthachon 4+2reb+1ast, L.Frederick 3
gschID: 662476


Hong Kong ELL - Formosa D. 86-92

The game in Hong Kong was also quite interesting. Third ranked Taiwanese Formosa D. (9-5) played at the court of 7th ranked Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL (8-7). Formosa D. managed to secure a 6-point victory 92-86 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hong Kong ELL. Strangely Hong Kong ELL outrebounded Formosa D. 42-28 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American guard Malcolm Miller (201-91, college: Southern) fired 31 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import power forward Will Artino (211-92, college: Creighton) chipped in 28 points and 4 assists. American-Dominican guard ODarien Bassett (189-86, college: Troy) produced 32 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Maltese center Samuel Deguara (223-91) added 21 points and 17 rebounds respectively for lost side. Despite that victory Formosa D. went down to fourth position due to points difference. Hong Kong ELL at the other side keeps the seventh place with seven games lost. Formosa D. will meet league's second-placed Macau on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hong Kong ELL will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Formosa D.: M.Miller 31+9reb+3ast, W.Artino 28+2reb+4ast, T.Glass 16+11reb+5ast, C.Wei 7+2reb+1ast, S.Wei 3, S.Chen 3+3ast
Hong Kong ELL: O.Bassett 32+5reb+5ast, S.Deguara 21+17reb+2ast, M.Elliott 13+9reb+4ast, T.Lai Lau 9+1ast, S.Wing Chan 5+3reb+4ast, R.Yang 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 662477
  




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ASEAN League Standings
 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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