It was a night of breaking records for the Singapore Slingers as they put on a strong finish in their Batam circuit with a 138-83 win over the circuit hosts Louvre Surabaya and made history in the process as the second team to score the most points in an ABL competition and the most in regulation time.

The Slingers also set the bar for most assists in a single game with 48 dimes as well as setting the franchise record for 3pt shots with 14 three-pointers made in the game. 

The win also came as an added boost to the Slingers’ campaign in the 2023 ABL Invitational as they try to stay in the running for the playoff spot. With five players hitting double digits against Louvre. With last night’s win the Slingers take a 5-3 win-loss record into the third circuit of the 2023 ABL Invitational in Kuala Lumpur 3rd – 9th February.

Slingers world import CJ Gettys produced his bedt performance to date posting a double-double behind his 29 points and 12 rebounds in just 22 minutes of action while veteran import Xavier Alexander helped himself to a 25-points outing while dishing out 15 assists giving him his third double-double of the season. 

Kentrell Barkley recorded his first triple-double of the season with 24 points, 12 boards and 11 assists. This also marks his seventh 20+ points performance making him a man to watch for the rest of the tournament. 

 

 

Slingers locals Jackson Mah and Delvin Goh also produced double figures on the night with Jackson scoring 22 while Delvin racked up16pts, 5rebs & 8 assists. Jackson also impressed hitting 8/9 shoots from the field, invludkng 6/7 from 3pt range. Kelvin Lim and Tay Ding-Loon almost made it to the double-figure club with both scoring nine points in the Slingers diminate win.
The home side, Louvre Surabaya started the scoring early but after the Slingers took the lead after 2 minutes they simply firing on all cylinders and blew Louvre out of the contest. Tje Slingers size advanatage saw the team shoot a season-high 64.4%  from the field which was to much for the home side to handle.

Now, the Slingers will head home to regroup and prepare to travel to Malaysia for the 3rd curcuit of the 2023 ABL Invitational where they will face a rematch against Hong Kong Eastern on the 4th of February at MABA Stadium. It’ll be their second game against a Hong Kong Eastern side who handed a Slingers a loss in Singapore. The Slingers will be hoping for a better result in the rematch in KL. The Slingers will also face the Macau Black Bears on the 6th Feb and Louvre on the 8th Feb at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.

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