Sunday, December 07, 2003

Mars wins three straight despite missing 20 FTs

They missed 20 of 38 free-throw attempts and were beaten on the boards (31-45), but Mars still showed their balanced attack by defeating Bank of Taiwan 88-74 tonight as Mars won three straight following the season-opening loss.

Led by Lee Chi-yi’s 14 points and 8 rebounds, Mars had five players scoring in double figures and made 53% of their shots. Thanks to an 11-0 run in less than two minutes midway in the 4th quarter, Mars managed to put the game away.

SBL scoring leader Tien Lei had another outstanding game of 19 points, 17 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals as Dacin edged Jutai 65-61. Dacin is now tied at 2-2 with Taiwan Beer. Jutai dropped to 1-3 along with SINA and BOT.

Dacin 65-61 Jutai (Half 36-32)
Dacin – Tien Lei 19p+17rb+5a+4s, Huang Chih-chun 14p, Hsu Chi-chao 10p
Jutai – Shan Wei-fan 24p, Yang Yu-min 15p, Wu Cheng-dao 11p

Mars 88-74 Bank of Taiwan (Half 38-34)
Mars – Lee Chi-yi 14p+8rb, Lai Kuo-hong 12p, Yen Shin-shu 12p, Chen Huei 11p+7rb, Lin Jia-huang 10p
BOT – Chuan Xiao-wen 17p, Hsu Hao-cheng 14p+5rb+5a, Yang Chin-min 10p, Lin Chun-feng 9p+8rb