10th January 2018 San Juan Philippines
The Singapore Slingers put the clamps down on Tanduay Alab Pilipinas in the fourth quarter of tonight matchup at the Flying V Arena in San Juan Philippines. Aj Mandani scores 11 of his 23pts in the final 7 minutes of the game and the Slingers came away with a crucial hard fought 90-80 road victory!
The Slingers had another slow start and with Import Chris Charles having to sit most of the 1st quarter when he picked up two quick person fouls the Slingers had to battle just to stay in the contest. Devin Goh who only flew into Manila at 3am on game day due to his NS commitments stepped in and made some key baskets and rebounds when they were most needed to keep the Slingers in touch with Alab taking a 19-12 lead into the first break.
The Slingers bounced back in the 2nd quarter, with Charles back on the floor and the defense ramped up and the Slingers knocking down some timely 3 point shot on the break they outscored Alab 30-19 in the 2nd quarter.
The 3rd quarter was a back and forth battle with both teams trading baskets and after 3 quarter the game was locked at 64-64.
The Slingers put the clamps on Alab early in the 4th quarter and continued to push the ball up the floor. AJ Mandani made some clutch 3pt shots in the 4th quarter as the Slingers were able to stretch the lead to as many as 14 points before closing out the road victory 90-80.
The Slingers will next face CLS Knights in Surabaya Indonesia on Sunday 14th Jan before returning home to face the Mono Vampires at OCBC Arena on Friday 19th Jan at 8:00pm.
Leading Stats Singapore Slingers
Chris Charles: 29pts, 15rebs
AJ Mandani: 23pts, 3rebs
Xavier Alexander: 20pts, 9rebs, 9assists, 5 steals
Delvin Goh: 6pts, 5rebs, 3blks
Larry Liew: 5pts, 2rebs
Leading Stats Alab Pilipinas
Renaldo Balkman: 24pts, 12rebs
Justin Brownlee: 16pts, 11rebs
Bobby Ray Parks: 16pts, 5rebs
Josh Urbiztondo: 12pts, 2rebs