Chen Hsin-an had a game-high 26 points, including a crucial three-pointer in the last minute, as Yulon rallied from an early 15-point deficit to beat BCC Mars, 87-79, once again last night. Yulon continued its dominance over the Mars, who hasn’t beat Yulon for almost two years.
Chen Hsin-an also collected 7 rebounds and 6 assists in one of the most anticipated matchup in the first leg. Time and again, Chen used his one-on-one skill to break down Mars’ defense, either scoring himself or hitting open teammates in the perimeter. The last of his three three-pointers boosted Yulon’s lead back to 10 and iced the game.
Mars jumped out on Yulon early for a 15-point lead but couldn’t hold it. Before you know it, Mars trailed by 15 early in the second half instead. Yulon’s tenacious offensive rebounding(19 in the game) is the primary reason why it can hold on to beat Mars, who cut the deficit back to two, 71-73, in the 4th quarter but could never get over the hump.
Yulon 87-79 Mars(Yul- Chen Hsin-an 26p+7rb+4a,Chen Chih-chung 20p+6s, Tsun Wen-din 15p+11rb ; Mars-Yen Shin-shu 18p, Yang Che-yi 12p)
Taiwan Beer 101-75 Jin-jin Design(TB-Wu Chih-yuan 19p+8rb, Wu Yang-huei 17p+12rb, Chen Shih-nian 16p+5a)