Sunday, January 11, 2004

Yulon beat TB with no problem

Underrated combo guard Hong Chi-chao scored 21 points and led Yulon to a 79-69 victory tonight over Taiwan Beer. Yulon increased the lead over second place SINA (6-3) to three games with a perfect 9-0 record.

In the “Chen vs. Lin Part II”, none of the leading characters was outstanding. Chen Hsin-an quietly had 13 points while Lin Chih-jay was limited to 12 points on 5-21 shooting.

But Hong Chi-chao just couldn’t miss, making 8 of 10 shots en route to his season-high 21 points. Consecutive three-pointers by Hong, who had a DNP-CD in the last game, in the third quarter made sure Yulon wouldn’t let the win go away. Taiwan Beer failed to make any comeback after that.

Mars overcame the absence of head coach Chun Chi-mun, who missed the game for his mother’s funeral, and snapped the three-game losing streak with a 95-64 stomping over Jutai. Five Mars players scored in double figures.

Yulon 79-69 Taiwan Beer (Half 36-32)
Yulon – Hong Chi-chao 21p+5rb+4a, Tsun Wen-din 13p+11rb, Wu Chih-wei 13p+10rb, Chen Hsin-an 13p+8rb
TB – Lin Chih-jay 12p+6rb+6a, Hsu Cheng-wen 12p, Chen Shih-nian 12p

Mars 95-64 Jutai (Half 48-35)
Mars – Lai Kuo-hong 17p+6rb, Lee Chi-yi 13p+9rb, Lin Jen-da 11p, Chen Huei 11p+5rb+6a+5s
Jutai – Yang Yu-ming 16p, Shan Wei-fan 14p+6rb, Lin Che-wei 11p+5rb