Collective team efforts from the San Miguel Beermen helped them beat the struggling JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers 75-65 tonight at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Philippines.

Dalron Johnson led the Beermen with 19 points and 13 rebounds, Jarrid Famous finished with 17 points and Ryan Joseph Rizada added 11 points from the bench.

The Beermen had a fast start, leading 21-9 at the end of first quarter but the Slingers charged back in the second quarter behind Louis Graham who made 10 points. The Slingers successfully  held the Beermen to just 10 points in the second quarter and cut their deficit to 28-31 going into halftime.

The Beermen made a 9-0 run late in the third quarter. A two point shot by Benedict Fernandez stretched the Beermen’s lead 50-36 with 02:38 left in the third quarter. Dalron Johnson scored 9 points in this quarter to give the Beermen a 52-41 lead going into the final quarter.

Leo Avenido then scored five straight points to give the Beermen their biggest lead in the game 62-46 with 05:56 left in the game. Then it was Jarrid Famous’s turn to show his teammates what he can do. Famous made 3 dunks in the last five minutes and the Beermen subsequently claimed their ninth win of the season.

Louis Graham led all scorers with 25 points and 10 rebounds while Donald Little had 18 points, but both of them also combined for 13 of Slingers’ 21 turnovers. These two did not get a lot of help in scoring especially in the first half. Graham and Little scored 22 of Slingers 28 points in the first half. Wong Wei Long was the only other player in the squad who reached double-digits with 13 points. Don Dulay, who had a career night against the Beermen last month, finished with only 3 points tonight.

The Slingers will try to get out of their slump on Sunday the 18th of March 2012 when they play against the Chang Thailand Slammers at the Thai Japanese Associationa Gym in Bangkok, Thailand. Beermen will also travel to Thailand to play against Bangkok Cobras at the Chulalongkorn University on Saturday the 17th of March 2012.

Box Scores:

San Miguel Beermen 75 – Johnson 19, Famous 17, Rizada 11, Avenido 9, Fajardo 8, Baguion 4, Fernandez 3, Yap 2, Ferriols 2, Dela Pena 0.

JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers 65 – Graham 25, Little 18, Wei Long 13, Canta 4, Dulay 3, Desmond 2, Sheng Yu 0, Steven 0, Pathman 0.

Quarter Scores: 21-9, 31-28, 52-41, 75-65.

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