Monday, December 31, 2007

Yulon beat Dacin to win 10th straight

Yulon's Lee Hsueh-lin (source: ESPN Taiwan)

TM upset dmedia (source: ESPN Taiwan)

Yulon closed out the year 2007 with its 10th straight win Sunday -- an 83-78 escape over Dacin. The victory did not come easily, however. Chen Chih-chun made two free-throws with 3.4 seconds remaining to ice the victory.

Chen Hsin-an scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter. Dacin, which entered the game without two core players Tien Lei and Wang Chih-chun, almost pulled off a shocker. It trailed by 11 midway through the 4th period but cut the deficit to one point, 79-78, after Su Yi-chieh's layup with 16 seconds left.

Taiwan Mobile point guard Wu Yong-jen also had 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter as TM handed dmedia its second defeat in as many nights. Dmedia, which surprised everyone with a 5-1 record, finished the week with a pair of losses -- a 73-67 loss to TM Sunday and an 84-74 loss to Taiwan Beer Saturday.

Dec. 30
Taiwan Beer 88-71 Pure Youth
TB: Wu Dai-hao 28p+14rb+5blk, Ho Sho-jen 23p, Yang Chin-min 13p
PY: James mao 15p, Chang Yu-lin 13p, Chien Jia-hong 12p

Taiwan Mobile 73-67 dmedia
TM: Wu Yong-jen 21p+7a, Liu Sheng-yao 15p
dmedia: J. Sanders 12p+15rb, Wang Nan-kuei 18p, Cheng Jen-wei 11p, Ouyang Jin-hen 10p

Yulon 83-78 Dacin
Yulon: Chen Hsin-an 23p, Lu Cheng-ju 12p, Lee Chi-yi 11p, Yang Che-yi 11p
Dacin: Chen Tse-wei 17p, Su Yi-chieh 14p, Yang Yu-min 13p (Tien Lei, Wang Chih-chun DNP)

Dec. 29
Taiwan Mobile 78-59 Pure Youth

TM: Lee Wei-min 20p+10rb, Deng An-cheng 15p, Wu Yong-jen 13p+6rb+4a
PY: Chen Shi-jay 12p+6a, Hong Chih-shan 12p+7rb, Zuo Tsun-kai 11p

Taiwan Beer 84-74 dmedia
TB: Yang Chin-min 30p, Wu Dai-hao 11p+5rb+6blk, Hoh SHo-jen 12p, Lin Chih-jay 16p+9rb
dmedia: Ouyang Jin-hen 17p, Lin Kwan-lun 13p, J. Sanders 14p+8rb+4a, Shin Jin-jan 11p+7rb