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Round 14: Leader Saigon Heat gets another victory - Jan 26, 2019


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Kyle Barone
Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

Vietnamese leader Saigon Heat delivered the tenth win on Wednesday night. This time they beat 8th ranked Thailand Mono Vampire (2-11) 98-83 in Bangkok. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Mono Vampire. Saigon Heat looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was American center Kyle Barone (203-89, college: Idaho) who had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 17 rebounds. The other American import forward Chris Dierker (196, college: Madonna) chipped in 18 points and 15 rebounds. American-Bahrain power forward Malcolm White (205-88, college: LSU) produced 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the hosts. Mono Vampire's coach rotated eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Saigon Heat have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-4 record. Mono Vampire at the other side dropped to the ninth place with 11 games lost. Saigon Heat are looking forward to face Singapore Slingers (#5) on the road in the next round. Mono Vampire will play against Westports MD (#8) in Kuala Lumpur and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Macau was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Taiwanese Formosa D. (10-5) played at the court of 5th ranked Chinese Macau (7-6). Formosa D. managed to secure a 6-point victory 122-116. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Malcolm Miller (201-91, college: Southern) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 10 assists. Will Artino contributed with 34 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Guard Anthony Tucker (193-89, college: MSU Moorhead) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 6 rebounds and 20 assists for Macau. Formosa D. maintains second position with 10-5 record having just one point less than leader Saigon H. Macau at the other side keeps the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with Singapore S.. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Manila. Local SM Beermen (9-2) outscored 8th ranked Malaysian Westports MD (5-6) 85-47 on Friday night. Peter Ramos had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners. Chris Eversley responded with 10 points and 8 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. SM Beermen moved-up to third place. Loser Westports MD keeps the eighth position with six games lost. SM Beermen will meet at home Hong Kong ELL (#4) in the next round. Westports MD will play against Mono Vampire (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 14 Westports MD was defeated by Hong Kong ELL in a road game 79-70.



Mono Vampire - Saigon H. 83-98

Vietnamese leader Saigon Heat delivered the tenth win on Wednesday night. This time they beat 8th ranked Thailand Mono Vampire (2-11) 98-83 in Bangkok. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Mono Vampire. Saigon Heat looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was American center Kyle Barone (203-89, college: Idaho) who had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 17 rebounds. The other American import forward Chris Dierker (196, college: Madonna) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds. American-Bahrain power forward Malcolm White (205-88, college: LSU) produced 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Filipino-American point guard Jason Brickman (181-91, college: LIU Brooklyn) added 17 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists respectively for the hosts. Five Saigon Heat and four Mono Vampire players scored in double figures. Mono Vampire's coach rotated eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Saigon Heat have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-4 record. Mono Vampire at the other side dropped to the ninth place with 11 games lost. Saigon Heat are looking forward to face Singapore Slingers (#5) on the road in the next round. Mono Vampire will play against Westports MD (#8) in Kuala Lumpur and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Saigon H.: K.Barone 28+17reb+3ast, C.Dierker 18+15reb+2ast, M.Burnatowski 17+5reb+7ast, T.Hughes 15+1reb+6ast, K.Tran Dang 10+3reb+5ast, C.Cilia 10+1reb+1ast
Mono Vampire: M.White 22+6reb+4ast, J.Brickman 17+6reb+9ast, M.Singletary 16+11reb+5ast, M.Morgan 10+6reb+4ast, C.Ananti 6+1reb+1ast, D.Apiromvilaichai 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 662478


Hong Kong ELL - Westports MD 79-70

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Malaysian Westports MD (5-6) was defeated on the road by fourth ranked Hong Kong Hong Kong ELL (9-7) 79-70 on Wednesday. American guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American-Dominican guard ODarien Bassett (189-86, college: Troy) chipped in 19 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists during the contest. Four Hong Kong ELL players scored in double figures. Hong Kong ELL's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American Winston Shepard (203-93, college: San Diego St., agency: Slash Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists and Nigerian-American power forward Nnanna Egwu (211-92, college: Illinois) scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. Hong Kong ELL have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 9-7 record. Loser Westports MD keeps the eighth place with six games lost. Hong Kong ELL will meet higher ranked SM Beermen (#3) in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Westports MD will play against Mono Vampire (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hong Kong ELL: M.Elliott 24+14reb+2ast, O.Bassett 19+6reb+8ast, S.Wing Chan 17+2reb+2ast, S.Deguara 11+13reb+1ast, T.Lai Lau 3+1ast, K.Lee 3+2reb+1ast
Westports MD: W.Shepard 26+14reb+6ast, N.Egwu 20+7reb+3ast, C.Eversley 12+9reb+2ast, S.Fai Loh 6+5reb+2ast, C.Wah Chin 3+3reb, W.Jonathan 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 662479


Macau - Formosa D. 116-122

The game in Macau was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Taiwanese Formosa D. (10-5) played at the court of 5th ranked Chinese Macau (7-6). Formosa D. managed to secure a 6-point victory 122-116. Formosa D. dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Macau's 42. They shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 61.9 percentage. Formosa D. players were unselfish on offense dishing 33 assists. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Malcolm Miller (201-91, college: Southern) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 10 assists. Power forward Will Artino (211-92, college: Creighton) contributed with 34 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Guard Anthony Tucker (193-89, college: MSU Moorhead) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 6 rebounds and 20 assists and power forward Ryan Watkins (206-91, college: Boise St., agency: Two Points) added 28 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Macau. Four Formosa D. and five Macau players scored in double figures. Formosa D. maintains second position with 10-5 record having just one point less than leader Saigon H. Macau at the other side keeps the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with Singapore S.. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Formosa D.: M.Miller 34+9reb+10ast, W.Artino 34+9reb+7ast, T.Glass 22+4reb+7ast, K.Chien 17+3reb+3ast, L.Hsueh-Lin 8+3reb+4ast, C.Wei 5+2reb
Macau: R.Watkins 28+12reb+1ast, Z.Liu 26+6reb+1ast, M.McKinney 25+4reb+5ast, A.Tucker 16+6reb+20ast, D.King 15+1reb+1ast, K.Tong Lai 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 662481


SM Beermen - Westports MD 85-47

The game with biggest result difference took place in Manila. Local SM Beermen (9-2) outscored 8th ranked Malaysian Westports MD (5-6) 85-47 on Friday night. SM Beermen held Westports MD to an opponent 22.7 percent shooting from the field compared to 51.6 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Westports MD 53-29 including a 43-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. SM Beermen looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Westports MD's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when SM Beermen made 7 blocks. American-Puerto Rican center Peter Ramos (222-85) had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and American-Puerto Rican forward Renaldo Balkman (203-84, college: S.Carolina) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. American forward Chris Eversley (201-91, college: Cal Poly - SLO) responded with 10 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import Winston Shepard (203-93, college: San Diego St., agency: Slash Sports) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. SM Beermen moved-up to third place. Loser Westports MD keeps the eighth position with six games lost. SM Beermen will meet at home Hong Kong ELL (#4) in the next round. Westports MD will play against Mono Vampire (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SM Beermen: P.Ramos 25+11reb+2ast, R.Balkman 13+7reb+5ast, N.Paolo Javelona 11+2reb+3ast, E.Alvano 8+5reb+3ast, B.Rosser 8+2reb+2ast, L.Domingo 6+8reb
Westports MD: W.Shepard 12+5reb+1ast, C.Eversley 10+8reb+2ast, N.Egwu 8+8reb+1ast, L.Chuan Yek 6, W.Jonathan 5+1ast, W.Long Tan 2+2reb
gschID: 662482
  




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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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