Off from the home games last week, running on the high from the wins at home to boost the morale, Westports Malaysia Dragons ran off their steam on their first road game of the week against Chong Son Kung Fu.

The Dragons came close to Kung Fu towards the halftime and running on baskets from a 13-point deficit down to four, 48-44.

Luck was not on the side of the Dragons as Kungfu registered their fifth win taking down the Malaysian team by 17 points after a long six days break, 96-79.

Dragons’ Joshua Munzon led the team with 22 points and 5 rebounds as AJ West improved his record with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks.

Marcus Marshall and Wong Yi Hou took home 11 and 9 points each for the Dragons.

Kung Fu’s new signing Mikhael McKinney sealed a stellar second match with the team with 32 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists while Anthony Tuckey and Caelan Tiongson scored 21 and 18 points respectively.

A slow start for the Dragons, the team were trying to find their pace on the floor but Kung Fu’s Howard took on the stride leading with two layups at 9-2 scoring run in the early four minutes of the game.

Until the last few minutes before the first quarter ended, Dragons picked up the pace and made a dash to close the quarter at 26-13 after Wong Yi Hou’s layup.

Like a breath of fresh air, Dragons’ campaign to bounce back in the second quarter was successful despite a rough start in the previous quarter. Munzon and Marshall’s 9-2 scoring run trying to keep it close to Kung Fu by five points, 45-40.

Munzon’s final attempt before the halftime break seals a perfect 31 points score for the Dragons in this quarter at 48-44. Kung Fu was limited to only 22 points.

Kung Fu did not back down easily and took on the Dragons by surprise sinking five crucial three-pointers with two from Caelan Tiongson. Dragons had a difficult time to keep pace with Kung Fu and later took off on the biggest lead by 28 points, 79-51.


Marshall with his signature fade away shot.

The final two minutes of the quarter, the Dragons were scoring ten points in the run from Marshall’s five free throws and also John Ng’s three-pointer ending the quarter at 79-61.

An assist from Kuek to Marshall!

As the game began to slow down in the final quarter, Kung Fu continued to dominate the game over the Dragons. Kung Fu was missing several shots in the last two minutes of the game, Yi Hou’s back-to-back five points baskets ended the game at 96-79.

Despite a dismal first travel game this week, the Dragons will be looking forward to take their revenge against Singapore Slingers and a chance to take home the Straits Cup on January 28 (Sunday) at 4.00PM, OCBC Arena Singapore.