Singapore Slingers hold off Alab Pilipinas to take their record to 4-1
Singapore: 18th December 2016
The Singapore Slingers
finish off another close game against Alab Pilipinas
at the OCBC Arena in Singapore today 71-68. The game went down to the wire, but the Slingers were able to hold their nerve and came away with a 3 point win.
Xavier Alexander made crucial plays when it mattered most, especially his steal and fastbreak dunk that put the Singapore Slingers
up by 5 with less than 30 seconds to go.
Alexander had 25 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals to solidify his status as today's AirAsia
Player of the Game!
Justin Howard had 18 points and 12 rebounds in support of Alexander. Slingers local Mitch Folkoff stepped up on defense helping to restrict Alab Pilipinas Star player Bobby Ray Parks Jr to a season low 15 points.
Delvin Goh made his first appearance for the Slingers this season due to National Service commitments and the big man made his presence felt with some valuable minutes on court.
Alexander: 25 pts & 12 rebounds
Howard: 18 pts & 12 rebounds
Ng Han Bin: 8 pts
Mitchell Folkoff: 7 pts
Leon Kwek: 7 pts
The Slingers will now have a quick turnaround as the fly to Hong Kong to play the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions in their final game before the Christmas break.