Sunday February 3, 2013
Dragons suffer third straight loss
PETALING JAYA: Froilan Baguion and Chris Charles helped Chang Thailand Slammers tame Westports Malaysia Dragons 77-65 in the Asean Basketball League at the Maba Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.
Charles had a superb game yesterday, finishing with 29 points and 27 rebounds. He was followed by Baguion with 23 points as the Slammers notched their second straight league win.
The Dragons started the game well to get an early double-digit lead – 16-6 – on a three-point shot from Cedric Bozeman and a lay-up from Moala Tautuaa with 3:06 left in the first quarter.
Their tight defence saw the Dragons lead 18-8 after the first quarter.
However, their game fell apart in the second quarter as the visitors overtook them to lead 29-22.
The Slammers continued in the same vein to hand the Dragons their third straight loss.
Slammers head coach Joe Bryant credited his team for playing “smart basketball”.
“We got more physical and played great defence. The team played very smart and this is a great win for us,” he said.
The Dragons will try to end their three-game losing streak when they take on Singapore Slingers at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Tuesday.