The Formosa Dreamers, currently the ASEAN Basketball League’s (ABL) hottest team, faced little to no challenge against a depleted Wolf Warriors squad, beating their visiting opponents 97-76.
The Zhuhai-based club brought only six players to Changhua and things turned catastrophic when Shawntez Patterson faced an injury that ended his game at halftime.
Both teams started the game by exchanging baskets and by the beginning of the second quarter, the Wolf Warriors were sitting on a five-point advantage.
But an immediate 17-0 run by the Formosa Dreamers would hand the home squad the lead for the rest of the game as their opponents, despite rallying to some degree, could not match their firepower with only five players (one import) available.
Formosa’s trio of world imports combined to contribute 77 points. William Artino dominated with 30 markers, 14 boards, three steals and two blocks, while Malcolm Miller and Tevin Glass scored 24 and 23 respectively.
On the other side, all Wolf Warriors starters excluding Patterson finished in double figures, led by Corey Bradford’s 18 points.
The struggling Wolf Warriors (2-21) will look to finish their debut season strong with a home matchup against the Macau Black Bears on March 17, while the Dreamers (16-6) are set to go up against league leading San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in their final regular season home game on Sunday.
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