Asean Basketball League Championship Roundup: Game 2

Stanley Pringle and the Indonesia Warriors blew out
the Beermen in Game 2 of the 2012 ABL Finals.


The Indonesia Warriors forced a Game 3 after an 81-61 win at Britama Arena. Evan Brock recorded a double-double of 26 points and 16 rebounds. Stanley Pringle contributed a further 13 points, and Steve Thomas rounded the Warriors’ top three with 12 points and 10 rebounds. 

The Beermen’s top scorer was Duke Crews with 16 points, followed by Leo Avenido’s 13 and Nick Fazekas’ 10.

SMB head coach Bobby Parks has been preaching to his team to start the game better. His team responded by grabbing a 17-12 lead after Chris Banchero hit a basket with 4:39 left in the first quarter, but the Warriors regrouped and ended the first quarter with a 24-23 lead.      

As in Game 1, both teams were shooting very well in the opening quarter, the Warriors completing a respectable 45% from the field and the Beermen an incredible 59%. The Warriors, however, won more of the rebounds.  

The Warriors carried their momentum going into the second quarter and kept the Beermen scoreless in the opening 3 minutes while they went on a 7-0 run. The Beermen were trying hard to find an answer for the Warriors, but Jerick Cañada sank a 3 to give his team their first double-digit lead of the afternoon at 40-28 with 3:58 left until the halftime buzzer. Avenido cut the Warriors’ lead to 42-33 with a basket going into the break. 
Things did not look good for the Beermen in the third quarter as Thomas and Brock combined for 13 points. A three-point play by Steven Thomas gave the Warriors their biggest lead in the game, 64-43, with 1:15 left in the period. 

Despite the healthy lead, the Warriors did not let up on the intensity and maintained at least a 15-point gap between the teams throughout the entire fourth quarter. In the end, the Warriors, fielding an all-local team led by Mario Wuysang, ensured that there would be a third game next week. 

INW 81 – Brock 26, Pringle 13, Thomas 12, Canada 9, Wisnu 7, Wuysang 4, Prihantono 3, Gunawan 3, Wibawa 2, Salangsang 2, Ristanto 0, Sitepu 0.
SMB 61 – Crews 16, Avenido 13, Fazekas 10, Yap 8, Banchero 6, Fernandez 5, Fajardo 3, Luanzon 0, Baguion 0, Ferriols 0, Dimaunahan 0, Gonzales 0.
QS: 24-23, 42-33, 64-49, 81-61

Indonesian-American Arki Wisnu gestures to the crowd
after hitting a big three late in the game.
Iconic Indon playmaker Mario Wuysang may finally
win an ABL title if they win in Game 3.
Fil-American guard Chris Banchero scored just
6 points in an underwhelming Game 2 performance.

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