Alab Pilipinas struggles against Hong Kong, suffers heaviest defeat of ABL season
Bobby Ray Parks Jr. and Lawrence Domingo couldn't get untracked against the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions. Reuben Terrado

HONG KONG - Alab Pilipinas suffered a resounding beating on the road against Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions, 93-80, on Sunday night in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) at the Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai.

Hong Kong sizzled from three-point land, hitting eight out of 16 attempts in the first half to grab a commanding 55-37 lead that Alab never came close to overhauling.

The Long Lions led by as much as 29 points.

Worse, Alab also committed turnovers while trying to put together a run against the inspired Long Lions, suffering their heaviest defeat of the season.

The loss snapped Alab's three-game winning streak as it dropped to 5-3 (win-loss) as Hong Kong Eastern climbed to solo second place with a 6-2 slate.

The scores:

Hong Kong Eastern (93) – Elliott 27, Lamb 23, Sullivan 14, Chan 11, Guinchard 10, Fong 6, Chung 2, Cheng 0, Poon 0, Lau 0, Tang 0, Lee 0.

Alab Pilipinas (80) – Parks Jr. 23, Hughes 19, Domingo 12, Carter 9, Celiz 8, Fortuna 3, Hubalde 2, Thiele 2, Knuttel 2, Acuna 0, Gavieres 0, Cawaling 0.

Quarterscores: 24-16, 55-37, 76-53, 93-80.

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