Monday, December 19, 2005

YMY rallied from 24 down to upset Videoland

Chen Shi-jay had three steals in the last minute and a go-ahead layup with 36 seconds remaining to lead YMY overcome a 24-point deficit and upset Videoland, 79-77, in the most exciting finish of a young SBL season.

Veteran Lo Shin-liang had only 8 points but made two three-pointers in the last minute. His second three-pointer with 44 seconds left tied the score at 77 all.

Chen Shi-jay followed with a steal and fastbreak layup put YMY up by two. Videoland had a chance to tie the game but Lee Chi-yi had an imbounding turnover, Wu Cheng-yu's desperation three-pointer missed the rim.

Chen Shi-jay had 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals for YMY, who trailed by 24 points late in the third quarter. YMY never gave up and came up with a 30-16 4th quarter to pull off the unbelievable comeback.

YMY snapped a 7-game losing streak spanning last season and also knocked VL off the undefeated seat.

Yang Che-yi had 15 points to pace the Hunters, who made 1-of-16 three-point attempts. Lee Chi-yi added 14 points and 7 rebounds.

ETSN lost to Taiwan Beer, 83-74, and became the only winless SBL team after dropping three straight. TB point guard Chen Shih-nian made a three-point shot with 48.1 seconds remaining to hold off ETSN, who trailed as many as 18 but cut the deficit to six points late in the 4th quarter.

Lin Chi-jay was his usual self, scoring 21 points in a versatile performance that includes 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Chen Shih-nian made 5 of 7 three-point shots and scored 19 points. Ho Sho-jen had 18.

ETSN was hurt by the slump of its backcourt that inludes Chou Jun-san and Yang Yu-ming, who combined for only 10 points. Shin Jin-jan had a team-high 19 points. Wu Jia-lung and O-Yang Jin-hen each scored 15.

Led by Tien Lei, who had 19 points and 5 rebounds, Dacin beat Bank of Taiwan, 77-68, to extended its winning streak vs. BOT to 5 games.

Tien had 9 points in the 4th quarter as Dacin caught up with BOT pretty quick after BOT's 19-8 opening run. Lee Fong-yong had 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 steals for Dacin. Lin Yi-huei had 13 points and puled 7 rebounds. Rookie point guard Su Yi-chieh had 10 points, 7 assists and 4 steals.

BOT was led by center Cheng An-jay, who had 18 points and 9 rebounds.

Dacin 2-1, TB 2-1, Yulon 2-1, VL 2-1, YMY 1-1, BOT 1-2, ETSN 0-3