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Young's exit leads to Slingers' fall : Local side keep pace till guard's foul trouble as ABL leaders capitalise on gap to ease home

Mar 04, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

At half-time, the Singapore Slingers led by two points and an upset win over defending champions and current Asean Basketball League (ABL) leaders Alab Pilipinas looked on the cards.

Neo Beng Siang's charges maintained their lead at 46-44 at the start of the third quarter but, after Alab scored the next five points to take the lead, the home side never got back into the game.

To make matters worse, Slingers import Jerran Young fouled out shortly after they were down by one point.

With yesterday's 80-70 loss, the Slingers saw their four-game winning run end in front of about 2,800 fans at the OCBC Arena. They remain third in the 10-team ABL with a 13-8 record behind Alab (17-4) and Formosa Dreamers (1...