Alab shoots for its fifth consecutive win and a share of the lead with Thailand’s Mono Vampire in their second meeting of the season with the Wolf Warriors set at 7:30 p.m.
Coach Jimmy Alapag’s team enters the new year on a roll after surviving the Formosa Dreamers 100-99 last Dec. 22 in Changhua, Taiwan.
The Philippine side has not lost since falling to Mono 111-76 last Nov. 17 in Nonthaburi, Thailand.
Alapag and Alab’s streak began 10 days later by defeating the Wolf Warriors in overtime 114-110 in Foshan, China, with Fil-Australian Jordan Heading and Khalif Wyatt playing the starring role.
Sam Deguara, the 7-foot-5 center from Malta, is expected to provide the inside presence like he did in his first three games against the Singapore Slingers, Mono and Formosa.
Deguara is averaging 17.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks this season.