Friday, August 18, 2006

APB 2nd Round - Wildcats, Sakers will meet in championship

Perth Wildcats stayed undefeated through six games after a 84-57 win over Niigata and LG Sakers beat Taiwan NT 91-78 Thursday as both teams clinched APB championship berths.

In the four-team second round, the Wildcats and the Sakers are both 2-0 with one game left. Taiwan NT and the Albirex are both 0-2 and will meet for the third-place. The results make tomorrow's last second round games meaningless.

Led by Pervis Pasco's 18 points and 19 rebounds, LG pounded the home team without mercy, making 16 3-pointers in the game. LG sank 6 threes in a 34-19 third quarter that pulled the score away after a 43-38 first half.

Taiwan also made 14 3-pointers but was outrebounded 34-18. Tsun Wen-din scored a team-high 16 points, followed by Chen Hsin-an's 15. Chen Shih-nian had 12 while Lin Chi-jay had 10.

Cho Sang-hyun led LG with 21 points, including six 3-pointers. Hyun Joo-yup had 12.

Second Round standings:
Perth Wildcats 2-0
LG Sakers 2-0
Taiwan NT 0-2
Niigata 0-2