Slingers fall prey to Sharks attack but reach semi-finals

The Singapore Slingers' American import Xavier Alexander driving to the basket against Cai Liang of the Shanghai Sharks in their Merlion Cup Group A game last night. The Sharks, owned by former National Basketball Association star Yao Ming, overpower
The Singapore Slingers' American import Xavier Alexander (left) driving to the basket against Cai Liang of the Shanghai Sharks in their Merlion Cup Group A game last night. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

The Singapore Slingers' American import Xavier Alexander driving to the basket against Cai Liang of the Shanghai Sharks in their Merlion Cup Group A game last night.

The Sharks, owned by former National Basketball Association star Yao Ming, overpowered the Slingers 89-67 at the OCBC Arena.

Despite the loss, the Slingers are through to the semi-finals of the six-team tournament, and will meet Filipino team Mighty Sports today.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2016, with the headline 'Slingers fall prey to Sharks attack but reach semi-finals'. Print Edition | Subscribe