Singapore Slingers impressed the home crowd with a 99 – 77 win against Wolf Warriors at the OCBC Arena on Sunday (9 Dec). This was their fourth consecutive win of the season.
Jerran Young going for a layup against the Wolf Warriors. Young scored a game-high of 27 points. Photo: Sport Singapore
American import Jerran Young broke the deadlock when both teams failed to score in the first two minutes of the game. Young went on to pace the game, scoring a game-high of 27 points, seven rebounds, and four assists.
Homegrown player Larry Liew was on fire beyond the arc, landing six treys and scoring a career high of 18 points.
Former NBA Miami Heat Champion, Eddy Curry, achieved a double-double with ten rebounds and 11 points for the visitors.
However, the visitors had no chance against the Slingers, with Xavier Alexander and John Fields dominating the paint, scoring 12 and 19 points respectively.
Larry Liew was on fire from three-point land. Photo: Sport Singapore
Despite the win, head coach Neo Beng Siang wasn’t too pleased with the performance.
“We did not match our intensity on the defensive end as compared to our offensive, and that is something we need to address,” he said.
“It’s still early in the tournament to say how we fair among the rest, but I believe that if we stick together as a team and play good defense, good results will come.”
The Slingers will face Saigon Heat next in an away game in Ho Chi Minh City, on Sunday (16 Dec).
Xavier Alexander in action against the Wolf Warriors. Photo: Sport Singapore
Neo added: “We need to focus on what we want to achieve, and hopefully we keep our winning streak against Saigon.”
The next home game for the Slingers will be against Hong Kong Eastern on Friday (21 Dec), 8 pm at the OCBC Arena. Click here to purchase tickets and catch the Singapore Slingers live in action.