Saturday, December 17, 2005

VL beat Yulon in OT to stay undefeated

Lee Chi-yi hit a game-deciding three-pointer with 20 seconds left in overtime to help Videoland edge two-time defending champion Yulon, 87-83, and became the only undefeated team in the SBL. ETSN is the first team to drop two straight after losing to Dacin, 83-74.

Six of seven SBL team saw action tonight as Videoland snapped Yulon's two-game winning streak and climbed to the top of the standing. Taiwan Beer beat Bank of Taiwan, 84-76, and tied Dacin and BOT at 1-1. YMY (0-1) did not play tonight.

Lee Chi-yi, who had 15 points and 14 rebounds, made a three-pointer at the top of the key with 20 seconds left to increase VL lead to three points. Yulon's Chen Chih-chun missed the game-tying three-point attempt before PG Chen Huei made ne of two free-throws to decide the game.

New Videoland head coach Chou Hai-jun had a good start after winning the first two games of his SBL coaching career. Chou also got the best of Yulon coach Lee Yun-kwang, Taiwan NT head coach who worked with assistant Chou all summer in international competitions.

Yang Che-yi led Videoland with 24 points on 10-of-18 shooting. Lin Jia-huang came off the bench and had 19 points. Yulon was led by Tsun Wen-din's 21 points and 11 rebounds. Chou Shih-yuan, who was selected the first Ball of the Week after averaging 22 points and 2.5 steals last week, scored 14 points.

Forward Tien Lei had 19 points and 11 rebounds in Dacin's 83-74 victory over ETSN. Chang Chi-feng had 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists while Chen Tse-wei came off the bench and scored 10 points, making three threes in the 4th quarter. Dacin led by as many as 20 points in the third quarter, when ETSN managed just 11 points.

Yang Yu-ming led ETSN with 20 points. Wu Jia-lung and rookie Cheng Jen-wei each had 13 points.

Taiwan Beers' Lin Chi-jay had 21 points in the first game of the triple-header. TB frontline released its anger on BOT after dropping the opening game to Videoland. Ho Sho-jen had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Wu Chih-yuan had 18 and 7.

BOT's Chien Ming-fu led all players with 22 points. Liin Chun-feng and Chen Shun-hsiang had 17 and 14 points respectively.

VL 2-0, Yulon 2-1, Dacin 1-1, TB 1-1, BOT 1-1, YMY 0-1, ETSN 0-2