Saturday, January 12, 2008

Taiwan Beer finally beat Yulon

(Source: ESPN Taiwan)

Finally, Taiwan Beer beat Yulon in its third try after let the last two slip away. Wu Dai-hao scored 22 points and Ho Sho-jen had 21 points as Taiwan Beer beat Yulon 89-84 Saturday with its head coach Yen Jia-hua, who is in the middle of a 10-game suspension, in the stands.

Taiwan Beer was poised to take the previous two matchups, in which they had led by 12 and 15 points in the final quarter, before collapsing and losing. They didn’t let this one slip away.

Lin Chih-jay hit a mid-range jumper and an assist leading to a Wu Dai-hao slamdunk to help TB take a five-point lead in the last minute. Chen Hsin-an’s drive cut Yulon’s deficit to two but Lin added two free-throws with 34.2 seconds left to ice the game.

Yulon starting center Tsun Wen-din had only six points in 18 minutes due to knee injury.

Chien Jia-hong missed both free-throws with 4 seconds to go as Pure Youth missed out another opportunity for a win, losing 89-84 to dmedia. Dmedia has won three straight games and is now back to 8-4, a half game behind Taiwan Beer.

Pure Youth was hurt by its poor free-throw shooting. It made only 13-of-28 as a team and Chien was only 5-for-14.

Dacin(6-6) committed 23 turnovers in a 78-54 loss to Taiwan Mobile, which is now at 6-7. Dacin’s core players Tien Lei and Wang Chih-chun were still inactive due to injury.

Dmedia 89-84 Pure Youth
Dmedia: Jon Sanders 26p+18rb, Ouyang Jin-hen 16p, Lin Kwan-lun 14p, Cheng Jen-wei 14p
PY: Chien Jia-hong 20p+11rb+6a, James Mao 11p, Tsai Wen-cheng 15p

Taiwan Beer 85-77 Yulon
TB: Wu Dai-hao 22p+10rb, Ho Sho-jen 21p, Lin Chih-jay 12p+9rb+7a
Yulon: Chen Hsin-an 19p, Lee Chi-yi 12p, Lee Hsueh-lin 12p

Taiwan Mobile 78-54 Dacin
TM: Wu Yong-jen 21p+5s, Hsu Tse-shin 14p
Dacin: Chen Tse-wei 23p, Chang Chi-feng 13p