Standhardinger pours 40 as HK Eastern ends Mono Vampire’s win streak
BANGKOK – Christian Standhardinger continued to run roughshod over the competition in the ASEAN Basketball League, this time steering Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club past Mono Vampire, 112-105, at Stadium 29 here.
The Fil-German forward unloaded 40 points, seven coming in the last 3:30, on top of 17 rebounds, five steals, and three assists to help preserve his side’s immaculate 3-0 record.
But instead of basking in the glory of his eye-popping numbers, Standhardinger zoomed in on his miscues.
“Actually today was not a good day. I had three easy lay-ups that I missed so I apologized to my teammates because I messed up their assists. But above everything else, the victory is the most important thing so it worked out,” said Standhardinger, who made up for the absence of World Import Ryan Moss.
Marcus Elliott added 19 markers, nine assists, and six boards, Lee Ki got 19 points on a 5-of-6 shooting from threes, and Tyler Lamb also had 19 markers, six rebounds, and four dimes in his comeback to his home country of Thailand.
After Mono Vampire made a late run and sliced what was once a 19-point lead down to six, 106-100 with 1:08 left, Standhardinger caught a pass from Elliott and drilled a bank shot while falling with 45 seconds remaining to put Hong Kong Eastern up, 108-100.
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While Reginald Johnson tried to keep the Thais in the game, Standhardinger delivered the clutch freebies with 20.4 ticks left to seal the game shut, 110-103.
Johnson paced Mono Vampire with 31 points and eight rebounds as it saw its three-game winning streak snapped and fall to a 3-2 slate.
Jason Brickman added 12 markers, 11 assists, and six boards, while Paul Zamar had 11 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in the losing cause.
HONG KONG EASTERN 112 — Standhardinger 40, Elliott 19, Lamb 19, Lee 19, Lau 12, Xu 3, Chung 0, Ip 0, Tang 0.
MONO VAMPIRE 105 — Johnson 31, Chanthachon 15, Sanders 15, Kruatiwa 13, Brickman 12, Zamar 11, Apiromvilaichai 4, Phuangla 4, Ananti 0, Boonyai 0.
Quarters: 29-27, 59-49, 84-77, 112-105.
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