Brownlee torches Indonesia, tows Alab to back-to-back wins
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jan 20, 2018 10:07 PM
Rookie team CLS of Indonesia just had no answer for Alab Pilipinas’ Justin Brownlee
No matter the opponent, Justin Brownlee looks like he very much belongs in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League.
That was yet again the case on Saturday, even in his first time in Indonesia, as he poured in 36 points to shoot Alab Pilipinas way and above rookie team CLS, 92-87, at the GOR CLS Kertajaya.
The American reinforcement waxed hot from the get-go and scorched the nets with 18 first quarter points – by his lonesome, matching the output of all their opponents.
With Brownlee spearheading the attack, the Filipinos built up an 11-point lead after the first quarter that would only increase to as much as 15.
The rest of the Philippines’ representatives were no slouches either as fellow import Renaldo Balkman posted a 17-point, 13-rebound double-double while reigning and defending MVP Ray Parks Jr. chipped in 14 markers and four assists.
Save for a lone game up against Singapore, Brownlee has been dominant in his first stint in the Southeast Asian professional league.
Along with his big-time scoring output, he also had eight rebounds, seven assists, and three steals in this one.
And with him showing the way once more onto a second straight rout, Alab hikes their record to 5-4 – keeping them in fifth-place, but breathing right down the neck of fourth-running Saigon.
For the Indonesians, Brian Williams topped the scoring column with 22 points. With no answers for Brownlee, however, he saw his team drop to 1-6.
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