ABL 10: Alab ignites for first win run, delights in first home game
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 15, 2019 09:59 PM
(Photo by Richard Esguerra)
Alab Pilipinas finally took the floor at home, Sunday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna - and Khalif Wyatt made sure they were triumphant.
Wyatt dropped 20 of his 28 points in the final frame as the Filipinos staged a furious fightback to frustrate the debuting Singapore Slingers, 90-83, for back-to-back wins in the 2019-2020 Asean Basketball League.
The American reinforcement turned it on when it mattered most for the home team as he had half of their 40-point outburst to close the contest.
With that, they overturned a nine-point deficit after three quarters and overcame a brand new Slingers squad now parading World MVP Marcus Elliott alongside mainstays Xavier Alexander, Delvin Goh, and Leon Kwek.
SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 90 -- Wyatt 28, Deguara 12, King 10, Heading 10, Brickman 9, Ganuelas-Rosser 9, Vigil 7, Gray 3, Domingo 2, Caracut 0.
SINGAPORE SLINGERS 83 -- Alexander 26, McClain 25, Gih 12, Elliott 11, Lim 6, Kwek 3, Raj 0, Oh 0.
QUARTER SCORES: 12-16, 35-36, 50-59, 90-83.
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