By Jonas Terrado

Game on Nov. 27
(Foshan, China)
8 p.m. — Zhuhai vs Alab

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas started its ASEAN Basketball League campaign on a dreadful note Sunday after being handed a 111-76 loss by Mono Vampire at the Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand.

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Jason Brickman, right, and Lawrence Domingo bow their heads after San Miguel Alab Pilipinas’ loss to Mono Vampire in Nonthaburi, Thailand. (Photo from ASEAN Basketball League)

Alab never got its bearings after Mono raced to a 31-12 lead at the end of the first quarter to suffer one of its worst defeats since the franchise began its ABL campaign three years ago.

Nick King topscored with 21 points but shot 4-of-19 from the field while fellow imports Khalif Wyatt and Adrian Forbes were hardly a factor for the Philippine club.

Wyatt scored just six points while Forbes was limited to four points and four rebounds.

Fil-American playmaker Jason Brickman failed to score a single point with four assists in his Alab debut which incidentally held against his former club.

Louie Vigil was the top local scorer for Alab with 13 points while adding five rebounds.

Former PBA import Mike Singletary had 19 points and 11 rebounds while Thai-American Moses Morgan added 16 for Mono Vampire.

Alab won’t see action until Nov. 27 when it travels to Foshan, China to take on the Zhuhai Wolf Warriors, giving Alapag and his coaching staff enough time to make major adjustments.

The scores:

MONO VAMPIRE 111 — Singletary 19, Morgan 16, Lish 13, Lamb 13, Watkins 13, Chanthachon 10, Knowles 8, Ananti 8, Towaroj 5, Boonserm 4, Saengtong 2, Phuangla 0.

ALAB PILIPINAS 76 — King 21, Vigil 13, Heading 12, Domingo 10, Gray 9, Wyatt 6, Forbes 4, Rosser 1, Brickman 0, Rangel 0.

Quarters: 31-12; 54-31; 80-52; 111-76.

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