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    Isaiah Austin saves best for last to carry sluggish PH Team over Thai club for fifth place finish

    Sep 30, 2017
    Isaiah Austin saved his best game for last with a huge double-double of 37 points and 15 rebounds to go with six blocks for the PH Team. Photo from Fiba

    THE Philippine team bucked a sluggish start, came alive in the third period before holding off Mono Vampire Thailand for an 89-79 win in the FIBA Asia Champions Cup on Saturday.

    With the victory, the Philippine team settled for fifth place in the Chenzhou, China showpiece.

    Isaiah Austin proved to be a thorn in the side of the vengeful Thai team, putting on a sizzling outing that came with 37 points, 15 rebounds, six assists and the same number of blocks.

    The 7-foot-1 center also made the biggest basket in the waning seconds while following it up with a huge defensive stop for the final score.

    Kiefer Ravena scored 18 points, while Jett Manuel had 13 for Chooks, which were trailing 42-45 at the half.

    The Filipino dribblers came out of halftime with guns ablaze, outscoring their foes 24-12 to take a 66-57 buffer entering the fourth period.

    Chooks kept the Thais at bay from there despite an explosive performance from former San Miguel Beer import Michael Singletary.

    Singletary had 30 points and 12 rebounds, while Fil-Am Jason Brickman finished with 14 points, five boards, and six assists.

    The Scores:

    Chooks-To-Go (89) - Austin 37, Ravena 18, Manuel 13, Jose 8, Cruz 7, Teng 4, Revilla 2, Torres 0, Tamsi 0.

    Mono Vampire (79) - Singletary 30, Chanthachon 14, Brickman 14, Klahan 9, Apiromvilaichai 5, Sekteera 3, Phuangla 2, Samerjai 2, Sunthonsiri 0, Boonserm 0, Kruatiwa 0.

    Quarterscores: 22-28, 42-45, 66-57, 89-79.

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    Isaiah Austin saved his best game for last with a huge double-double of 37 points and 15 rebounds to go with six blocks for the PH Team. Photo from Fiba
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