ABL: Balkman re-imposes will on Mono in Alab's third in a row

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Feb 23, 2019 06:16 PM
Balkman re-imposes will on Mono in Alab's third in a row
Renaldo Balkman had his way against Mono

With Sam Deguara donning different colors and Romeo Travis donning street clothes on Saturday, Renaldo Balkman found no match inside the Stadium 29 in Bangkok.

Pounding in 31 points, Balkman powered Alab Pilipinas to a 78-59 blowout triumph over home team Mono now in the stretch run of the 2018-2019 Asean Basketball League.

The Puerto Rican reinforcement also poured in six rebounds, four steals, and two assists as the Filipinos scored their third consecutive victory and 16th overall in 19 games.

Fellow import PJ Ramos also posted a dominant 16-point, 19-rebound double-double to go along with seven assists while back-to-back Local MVP put forth an all-around stat line of nine markers, six boards, five dimes, and two steals.

The Philippines did nothing but exploit the fact that the Thais no longer had Deguara standing tall and had Travis sidelined by injury. With that, the former made a living on the paint where they dominated the latter, 52-22.

BOX SCORES

ALAB PILIPINAS 78 – Balkman 31, Ramos 16, Parks 9, Domingo 8, Javelona 8, Tiongson 3, Urbiztondo 3, Alvano 0, Rosser 0, Alabanza 0, Torres 0, Rivero 0.

MONO VAMPIRE 59 – White 17, Singletary 17, Lamb 13, Ananti 4, Saengtong 3, Klahan 3, Lish 2, Apiromvilaichai 0, Chanthachon 0, Morgan 0, Towaroj 0.

QUARTER SCORES: 24-19, 40-33, 62-48, 78-59.

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