Sunday, April 10, 2005

Yulon routs Dacin, reaches season-high 8-game winning streak

What was expected to be an exciting game became a rout. Yulon led by as many as 25 points and beat Dacin 85-71 to reach SBL season-high 8-game winning streak Sunday night. Chou Shih-yuan had 15 points for the winner, which has six players scoring in double-figures.

Dacin didn’t look like a team which has a 7-day rest. Their passing was awful in the first half. Their defense was even worse. Yulon was able to translate Dacin’s turnovers into easy fastbreaks, opening up the lead to more than 20 before halftime.

Liu Jia-fa, Dacin’s head coach, probably knew it was not the night for his team. He pulled starters off the court and let subs finished up the game. Tien Lei, Dacin’s Mr. everything, had only 6 points and 6 rebounds in 19 minutes.

However Chen Tse-wei had his best game of the season for Dacin. The 198cm forward shot 10 for 17 from the field, including 7-of-11 from three-point range, en route to his season-high 28 points.

In the second game, Chen Huei was one assist short of his first and SBL’s second triple-double as Videoland handed Bank of Taiwan its sixth straight defeat, 93-72. Chen Huei had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists.

Yulon 85-71 Dacin
Yulon: Chou Shih-yuan 15p, Chen Chih-chun 13p, Chen Hsin-an 13p, Liu Shen-yao 11p
Dacin: Chen Tse-wei 28p

Videoland 93-72 Bank of Taiwan
VL: Chen Huei 16p+11rb+9a+5s, Lin Tsun-ching 16p, Yang Che-yi 15p+10a, Lee Chi-yi 21p+7rb, Lai Kuo-hong 15p+6rb
BOT: Wu Yong-jen 18p, Chien Ming-fu 14p, Cheng An-jay 10p+12rb

Yulon 21-4, VL 18-8, Dacin 15-12, TB 13-13, ETSN 13-13, BOT 9-18, Sina 3-24