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Round 23: SM Beermen loses to Formosa D. - Mar 11, 2019


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The Regular Season in ASEAN League is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 4 rounds. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

Top ranked Filipino SM Beermen (18-5) recorded its fifth loss in Changhua City on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by second ranked Taiwanese Formosa D. (17-6) 79-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SM Beermen. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Formosa D. made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Tevin Glass (206-94, college: E.Tenn.St.) who had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Malcolm Miller (201-91, college: Southern) chipped in 18 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. American-Filipino guard Bobby-Ray Parks (193-93) produced 27 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Formosa D. have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain second place with 17-6 record behind leader SM Beermen. SM Beermen at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. Formosa D. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. SM Beermen will play on the road against Macau and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Singapore Singapore Slingers (13-9) against seventh ranked Indonesian CLS Knights (12-12) on Sunday night. Host Singapore Slingers were defeated by CLS Knights in a tough game in Singapore 95-99. American guard Doug Herring-Jr (191-87, college: Utica) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Maxie Esho contributed with 29 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American guard Jerran Young (198-91, college: Wright St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 41 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds for Singapore Slingers. Singapore Slingers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. CLS Knights moved-up to sixth place. Singapore Slingers at the other side keep the third position with nine games lost. CLS Knights will play against higher ranked Saigon Heat (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Singapore Slingers will play against Westports MD in Kuala Lumpur and hope to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game was played in Bangkok where host Thailand Mono Vampire (#8) won against 5th ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat 89-83 on Wednesday evening. It was a great evening for Michael Singletary who led his team to a victory with a triple-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and 7 steals. Mono Vampire's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kyle Barone responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds. Mono Vampire maintains eighth place with 8-14 record. Loser Saigon Heat keeps the fifth position with 11 games lost. Mono Vampire will meet higher ranked Macau (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Saigon Heat will play against CLS Knights in Surabaya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Filipino leader SM Beermen delivered the eighteenth victory. This time they beat 6th ranked Chinese Macau (11-10) 101-96 in Manila. It was a quality performance for Renaldo Balkman who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. SM Beermen's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. SM Beermen maintains first place with 18-5 record. Macau at the other side dropped to the seventh position with ten games lost. SM Beermen's next round opponent will be again Macau (#7) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game. Macau will play against Mono Vampire and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Kuala Lumpur, where higher ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat (12-11) lost to ninth ranked Malaysian Westports MD (7-14) in a road game 76-80 on Sunday. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was Winston Shepard who had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. Westports MD maintains ninth place with 7-14 record. Loser Saigon Heat keeps the fifth position with 11 games lost. Westports MD will face higher ranked Singapore Slingers (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Saigon Heat will play against CLS Knights in Surabaya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 23 Westports MD was crushed by Macau in a road game 87-62. Formosa D. smashed Zhuhai at home 97-78.



Macau - Westports MD 87-62

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Malaysian Westports MD (7-14) was crushed on the road by sixth ranked Chinese Macau (11-10) 87-62 on Wednesday. Macau forced 19 Westports MD turnovers. The best player for the winners was American-Filipino guard Mikh McKinney (184-92, college: Sacramento St.) who scored 28 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. American power forward Ryan Watkins (206-91, college: Boise St., agency: Two Points) chipped in a double-double by scoring 22 points and 19 rebounds. Macau's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Chris Eversley (201-91, college: Cal Poly - SLO) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and Jonathan Wong added 19 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the guests. Despite that victory Macau went down to seventh position due to points difference. Westports MD lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the ninth place with 14 games lost. Macau will face league's leader SM Beermen in Manila in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Westports MD will play at home against Singapore Slingers (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Macau: M.McKinney 28+6reb+9ast, R.Watkins 22+19reb+1ast, J.Leung 11+3reb+3ast, D.King 7+3reb, T.Zhongtian 7+3reb+1ast, Z.Liu 5+6reb+1ast
Westports MD: W.Jonathan 19+11reb+1ast, C.Eversley 16+12reb+4ast, C.Wah Chin 12+5reb+1ast, N.Egwu 7+7reb+4ast, W.Er Chiang 5+1reb+1ast, L.Chuan Yek 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 662523


Mono Vampire - Saigon H. 89-83

An interesting game was played in Bangkok where host Thailand Mono Vampire (#8) won against 5th ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat 89-83 on Wednesday evening. Mono Vampire forced 24 Saigon Heat turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Mono Vampire made 10 blocks. It was a great evening for American forward Michael Singletary (198-88, college: Texas Tech) who led his team to a victory with a triple-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and 7 steals. American-North Macedonian Romeo Travis (198-84, college: Akron) helped adding 21 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. Singletary is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Mono Vampire's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center Kyle Barone (203-89, college: Idaho) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds and American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (185-87, college: Wisconsin) scored 20 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mono Vampire maintains eighth place with 8-14 record. Loser Saigon Heat keeps the fifth position with 11 games lost. Mono Vampire will meet higher ranked Macau (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Saigon Heat will play against CLS Knights in Surabaya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mono Vampire: R.Travis 21+9reb+9ast, T.Lamb 20+2reb+7ast, M.Singletary 17+11reb+11ast, M.Morgan 11+7reb+1ast, M.White 8+6reb, L.Frederick 6+1reb
Saigon H.: T.Hughes 20+7reb+8ast, D.Hamilton 19+7reb+2ast, K.Barone 18+16reb+1ast, K.Tran Dang 15+7reb+7ast, J.Young 6+1reb+1ast, C.Dierker 5+6reb+3ast
gschID: 662524


SM Beermen - Macau 101-96

Filipino leader SM Beermen delivered the eighteenth victory. This time they beat 6th ranked Chinese Macau (11-10) 101-96 in Manila. SM Beermen dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Macau's 36. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. It was a quality performance for American-Puerto Rican forward Renaldo Balkman (203-84, college: S.Carolina) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. American-Puerto Rican center Peter Ramos (222-85) accounted for 29 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side. Four SM Beermen players scored in double figures. SM Beermen's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American-Filipino guard Mikh McKinney (184-92, college: Sacramento St.) came up with 50 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 7 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) and American power forward Ryan Watkins (206-91, college: Boise St., agency: Two Points) added 25 points and 14 rebounds respectively for Macau in the defeat. SM Beermen maintains first place with 18-5 record. Macau at the other side dropped to the seventh position with ten games lost. SM Beermen's next round opponent will be again Macau (#7) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game. Macau will play against Mono Vampire and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SM Beermen: P.Ramos 29+13reb+1ast, R.Balkman 26+11reb+8ast, P.Bobby-Ray 22+5reb+5ast, L.Domingo 11+5reb+2ast, N.Paolo Javelona 6+2reb+2ast, E.Alvano 4+2reb+4ast
Macau: M.McKinney 50+9reb+7ast, R.Watkins 25+14reb+1ast, J.Leung 11+7reb+5ast, T.Zhongtian 6+5reb, D.King 3+1reb+2ast, K.Tong Lai 1
gschID: 662525


Formosa D. - Zhuhai 97-78

No shocking result in a game in Changhua City where second ranked Taiwanese Formosa D. (17-6) smashed bottom-ranked Chinese Zhuhai (2-21) 97-78 on Saturday. Formosa D. dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Zhuhai's 28. They outrebounded Zhuhai 51-30 including a 18-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Formosa D. looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Zhuhai's players. The best player for the winners was American power forward Will Artino (211-92, college: Creighton) who had a double-double by scoring 30 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import guard Malcolm Miller (201-91, college: Southern) chipped in 24 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Formosa D.'s coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Xu Yan (192-94) produced 15 points and 9 rebounds and American Cory Bradford (191-78, college: Illinois) added 18 points respectively for the guests. Four Zhuhai players scored in double figures. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Formosa D.. They maintain second place with 17-6 record behind leader SM Beermen. Zhuhai lost their seventh game in a row. They stay dead last with 21 lost games. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Formosa D.: W.Artino 30+14reb+4ast, M.Miller 24+6reb+9ast, T.Glass 23+11reb+1ast, K.Chien 6+4reb+2ast, C.Keng-Yu 4+2reb+2ast, C.Wei 3+4reb+1ast
Zhuhai: C.Bradford 18+3reb+1ast, X.Yan 15+9reb, X.Liu 15+3reb+4ast, H.Sun 14+6reb+2ast, S.Patterson 9+6reb+1ast, X.Z 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 662526


Westports MD - Saigon H. 80-76

We should mention about the upset which took place in Kuala Lumpur, where higher ranked Vietnamese Saigon Heat (12-11) lost to ninth ranked Malaysian Westports MD (7-14) in a road game 76-80 on Sunday. Westports MD outrebounded Saigon Heat 49-38 including 17 on the offensive glass. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was Winston Shepard (203-93, college: San Diego St., agency: Slash Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Chris Eversley (201-91, college: Cal Poly - SLO) chipped in a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!). Center Kyle Barone (203-89, college: Idaho) produced a double-double by scoring 32 points and 12 rebounds and power forward DeAngelo Hamilton (203-90, college: Washington St.) added 15 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the guests. Westports MD maintains ninth place with 7-14 record. Loser Saigon Heat keeps the fifth position with 11 games lost. Westports MD will face higher ranked Singapore Slingers (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Saigon Heat will play against CLS Knights in Surabaya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Westports MD: W.Shepard 23+16reb+4ast, C.Eversley 22+11reb+2ast, N.Egwu 17+6reb+4ast, W.Jonathan 9+7reb+1ast, L.Chuan Yek 6+4reb+3ast, S.Fai Loh 3+1reb
Saigon H.: K.Barone 32+12reb+3ast, D.Hamilton 15+11reb+1ast, C.Dierker 11+4reb+1ast, T.Hughes 8+5reb+7ast, K.Tran Dang 7+2reb+3ast, C.Cilia 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 662527


Formosa D. - SM Beermen 79-71

Top ranked Filipino SM Beermen (18-5) recorded its fifth loss in Changhua City on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by second ranked Taiwanese Formosa D. (17-6) 79-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SM Beermen. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Formosa D. made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Tevin Glass (206-94, college: E.Tenn.St.) who had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Malcolm Miller (201-91, college: Southern) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. American-Filipino guard Bobby-Ray Parks (193-93) produced 27 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Ethan Alvano (185, college: CS San Marcos) added 14 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists respectively for the guests. Formosa D. have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain second place with 17-6 record behind leader SM Beermen. SM Beermen at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. Formosa D. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. SM Beermen will play on the road against Macau and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Formosa D.: T.Glass 27+12reb, M.Miller 18+12reb+5ast, W.Artino 16+11reb+1ast, S.Chen 7+2reb, L.Hsueh-Lin 5+1reb+1ast, K.Chien 4+2reb
SM Beermen: P.Bobby-Ray 27+6reb+2ast, E.Alvano 14+9reb+8ast, P.Ramos 12+10reb+1ast, J.Urbiztondo 8+4reb+6ast, N.Paolo Javelona 5+3reb+1ast, R.Prince 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 662528


Singapore S. - CLS Knights 95-99

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Singapore Singapore Slingers (13-9) against seventh ranked Indonesian CLS Knights (12-12) on Sunday night. Host Singapore Slingers were defeated by CLS Knights in a tough game in Singapore 95-99. CLS Knights made 25-of-33 charity shots (75.8 percent) during the game. American guard Doug Herring-Jr (191-87, college: Utica) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 7 assists. American-Nigerian power forward Maxie Esho (206-91, college: Massachusetts, agency: Two Points) contributed with 29 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four CLS Knights players scored in double figures. American guard Jerran Young (198-91, college: Wright St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 41 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds and the other American import guard Xavier Alexander (198-88, college: S.Nazarene) added 32 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Singapore Slingers. Singapore Slingers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. CLS Knights moved-up to sixth place. Singapore Slingers at the other side keep the third position with nine games lost. CLS Knights will play against higher ranked Saigon Heat (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Singapore Slingers will play against Westports MD in Kuala Lumpur and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
CLS Knights: D.Herring Jr. 36+11reb+7ast, M.Esho 29+9reb+2ast, B.Jawato 17+5reb+2ast, D.Watkins 12+10reb+3ast, S.Kurniawan 3+1reb+1ast, A.Hidayat 2+1reb
Singapore S.: J.Young 41+10reb+3ast, X.Alexander 32+11reb+6ast, J.Fields 9+5reb+4ast, K.Chiang Goh 6+1reb, H.Hanbin 5+3reb+3ast, R.Low 2+3reb
gschID: 662529
  




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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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