Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia Warriors did not give up their lead during the entire game against the JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers as they extended their winning streak to five-games after a 61-48 win at Senayan Indoor Stadium, Indonesia.

Slingers' Desmond Oh goes for a layup

Slingers’ Desmond Oh goes for a layup

John Smith continued his solid performance with 11 points before he was forced to leave the game with a cramp. Jerick Canada also contributed 11 points. Chris Daniels recorded his seventh double-double of the season as he scored 10 points and 12 rebounds while Mario Wuysang added 10 points for the Warriors who are still on top of the standings table with a record of 5 wins and 2 losses.

The Warriors did something different for this game as they played the game not at their regular home court, Mahaka Square and wore throwback Satria Muda jerseys. “I was very happy to get the win. It was great coming to a different venue and to share this experience with some new fans,” says Warriors’ head coach Todd Purves.

Purves was very happy about the Warriors’ perimeter defense. “I was very happy with our perimeter pressure defensively. We were able to ge them out of their offense a little bit with that pressure and turn some of the stops into offense.”

Back to back threes from Mario Wuysang gave the Warriors their biggest lead in the game, 36-16, with 2:19 left before halftime. The Slingers trimmed the Warriors lead to 36-23 at halftime on back to back baskets from Rashad Jones-Jennings and a three-point shot from Kyle Jeffers.

The Slingers were able to gain some momentum early in the fourth quarter and shaved the Warriors lead to 9 points on a field goal from Desmond Oh and Jones-Jennings. Feeding off the energy from the home fans, Warriors scored  a quick 7 points to push the lead back to 55-39 with 6:01 left in the game.

With this loss, however, the Slingers are still on the fourth spot with a record of 2 wins and 3 losses. Jones-Jennings scored a season-high 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds while Jeffers only managed 9. Jun Cabatu also added 9 points for the Slingers who were playing without one of their stars Wong Wei Long.

The Warriors will visit Chang Thailand Slammers at Bangkok University Stadium on Friday, February 15th, 2013 for our ABL Friday Night game which will be live on Fox Sports Asia at 8PM HKT. The Slingers will host the Saigon Heat in a special game in partnership with the Singapre Cancer Society to raise cancer awareness at Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at 3PM HKT.

Box Scores:

Indonesia Warriors 61 – Smith – 11, Canada – 11, Wuysang – 10, Daniels – 10, Thomas – 9, Sitepu – 5, Prihantono – 3, Smith – 2.

JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers 48 – Jones-Jennings – 19, Jeffers – 9, Cabatu – 9, Dulay – 5, Oh – 4, Folkoff – 2

For up to date information about the JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers, always log on to the team’s official website, www.singaporeslingers.com. You may also follow us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/OfficialSingaporeSlingers and on Twitter, www.twitter.com/SGSlingers.

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