Filipino heritage import Paul Zamar had a breakout game for the Mono Vampire Basketball Club in their 98-85 win against the visiting CLS Knights Indonesia, where he put up his career-best outing so far in the ASEAN Basketball League with 22 points, six assists, and two steals in just 23 minutes of floor time.
The former Mono Thewphaingarm standout displayed excellent shot selection during his second ABL match, and had not missed nor committed a single turnover during the first half for Mono Vampire. He finished the game with an excellent 76% field goal percentage (10-13).
“Our loss during our last game was what drove me to play better,” said Zamar. “I went back to watch the tape and saw that I was hesitant to take my shots and make moves. I also saw the gaps in the defense where I could have attacked and got myself good scoring opportunities. I wasn’t doing that during the last game.’’
Playing as a tandem with fellow heritage import and former Thailand Basketball League (TBL) rival Jason Brickman has also come easy for Zamar, adding that adjusting to playing with the ace point guard had been seamless, and that he feels the team is ready to hit the road for their first away game of the season.
“I felt more relaxed and more composed. I guess the excitement of playing our first game is already behind us. And now that we got this win, we just have to go out there and play basketball.”
Mono Vampire will be visiting the Westports Malaysia Dragons in Kuala Lumpur on December 2.