Second-running Chong Son Kung Fu Basketball are on another winning streak as they collected their second straight victory at the expense of the Westports Malaysia Dragons, 96-79, Thursday night at Nanhai Gymnasium in China.
Kung Fu improved to 5-1 and solidified their hold of the second spot in the standings, while the Dragons dropped their second game in a row and are now 3-6.
Chongson’s Filipino-American imports shone bright in the win. Mikh McKinney powered the Chinese ball club with 32 points, four rebounds, and six assists, while Caelan Tiongson had 18 markers, eight boards, and four dimes.
The home team roared to a good start by opening the match with a 15-5 spree thanks to the foreign troika of Justin Howard, Tiongson and McKinney — a lead that ballooned to 16 points, 31-15, with 8:36 to go in the second chapter.
The Dragons came back to life after being buried, outscoring Kung Fu, 21-18, behind Fil-American Joshua Munzon and American AJ West, to wipe the huge gap and close within just four, 44-48, at the half.
That, however, proved to be the closest Westports could get. Kung Fu opened the third with a 9-2 run to regain their double-digit lead, and moments later, they led by 16 once more, 67-51, after Tiongson’s trey with 5:12 on the clock.
Chongson never let up after that. They posted the game’s widest margin at 28 points, 79-51, after McKinney’s basket with 1:59 remaining in the third quarter — more than enough to make things all but settled.
World Import Anthony Tucker nearly had a triple-double for Chongson as he had 21 points, 14 rebounds, and eight assists. The league’s all-time leading scorer Justin Howard collected 16 points, 14 caroms, two dimes, and two blocks.
Munzon paced the Malaysian club team with 22 points, five boards, four assists, and three steals. West backed up Munzon with 19 markers, seven rebounds, and four blocks, while Marcus Marshall had 11 points and six feeds.
Chooks-to-Go to continue supporting Kai Sotto abroad
Ateneo Blue Eaglets head coach sentimental as Kai Sotto pursues NBA dream
Bedart-Ghani fuels UVC’s sweep of Foton
Joining US NCAA school not part of Kai Sotto’s plans
Alleje twins look back on their first Battle of Katipunan — which came during their birthday
Gilas Pilipinas to face European powerhouses in FIBA World Cup
Air Padda out as Adamson Lady Falcons head coach
Faith Nisperos seeks academic fulfillment in move to Ateneo
Miguel Mercader’s goal at the death saves UST a point as La Salle fails to hold on
Ricardo Ortinez strikes as Adamson settles for draw against NU
La Salle Green Spikers send UST spiraling to 3rd straight loss
UP Fighting Maroons end 7-game slide, gain redemption against UE
- Basketball3 days ago
Food poisoning not a hindrance for Ginebra in facing NLEX
- News3 days ago
Kath Bell drops 30 on F2 Logistics, leads Petron to 11th straight win
- DLSU2 days ago
Ramil De Jesus rues La Salle’s serve errors: ‘Hindi kalaban ninyo ang magpapanalo sa inyo’
- Basketball2 days ago
Taane Samuel leaves La Salle, signs with NZ club