Friday, December 24, 2004

The Monster leads Taiwan Beer to first win

“The Monster” Lin Chi-jay had 33 points and a game-saving block as Taiwan Beer edged Yulon 79-78 to get their first win of the season. Videoland keeps their hot hands going, winning three straight after a 113-100 win over Bank of Taiwan.

Lin Chi-jay made five of his seven three-pointers in the third quarter as Taiwan Beer opened the second half with a 14-2 run to go ahead. Both team exchanged the lead in the final five minutes. With less than 20 seconds remaining and TB led by one point, Lin blocked Chen Chih-chun’s layup which pretty much decided the final outcome.

Yulon, who trailed by four with 3.5 seconds to go, still wouldn’t give up. Chiu Chi-yi was fouled by Hsu Hao-cheng in a three-point attempt. Chiu made the first two free-throws and tried to miss the third intentionally. Unbelievably, the ball banked in! Yulon didn’t have the time to make the final push.

In the previous game, Videoland was still hot from outside as they made 14 three-pointers in an easy win. Videoland tops the standings with 3-0 and looks like the team to beat, judging from their performance in the first two weeks.

Taiwan Beer 79-78 Yulon (Half 33-44)
TB – Lin Chi-jay 33p(7 3PT), Chen Shi-nian 18p+6a
Yulon – Chou Shih-yuan 14p

Videoland 113-100 Bank of Taiwan
VL – Lee Chi-yi 28p(6-8 3PT), Lai Kuo-hong 18p, Yang Che-yi 17p, We Cheng-yu 15p, Chen Huei 11p+7rb+8a
BOT – Wu Yong-jen 19p, Hsu Chi-chan 17p, Cheng An-jay 16p+7rb, Lin Chun-feng 10p


(Note) Wu Yong-jen of Bank of Taiwan was named BALLER OF THE WEEK for the first week. Wu had 24 points and 11 rebounds in an upset win over Taiwan Beer last week.