Monday, January 07, 2008

Yulon beat TB to tie SBL 12-game winning record

Jon Sanders led dmedia to an overtime victory.

Chen Hsin-an and his third BOW award of the season.

Chen Chih-chung carried Yulon on his back in the come-from-behind win.

Taiwan Beer head coach Yen Jia-hua went crazy, which did not surprise anybody.

Chen Chih-chung had 14 of his team-high 23 points in the final quarter as Yulon rallied from 15 points down for a 79-75 win over defending champ Taiwan Beer and tied the SBL's longest winning streak at 12 games.

Chen Hsin-an, who had trouble making his outside shots all game, made a baseline double-pump reverse layup and was fouled with 39.9 seconds to go. Chen completed the three-point play and Chen Chih-chung made one of two ensuing foul shots after TB head coach Yen Jia-hua was whistled for a technical for taunting the refs. Yulon took the lead 76-75 with 19 seconds to go.

Lin Chih-jay, who made eight threes in the game, rushed on a three-pointer with 11 seconds to go and missed. Yang Che-yi sank both foul shots to secure the victory.

Yulon tied the SBL-high 12-game winning streak, which was previously set by Sina (now known as Pure Youth) in 2003-04 season.

In other games, Jonathan Sanders had 19 points in the 4th period and overtime and lifted dmedia to a 91-86 win over Pure Youth. Sanders also had 34 points and 21 rebounds in the previous matchup of both teams.

Dacin beat Taiwan Mobile to snap its three-game losing streak.

Yulon 79-75 Taiwan Beer
Yulon: Chen Chih-chung 23p, Chen Hsin-an 19p+12rb, Lee Chi-yi 11p, Tsun Wen-din 10p+8rb+4a+3blk
TB: Lin Chih-jay 29p, Yang Chin-min 17p, Ho Sho-jen 12p, Wu Dai-hao 10p+7rb+5a

dmedia 91-86(OT) Pure Youth
dmedia: J. Sanders 31p+14rb, Ouyang Jin-hen 21p, Lin Kwan-lun 12p
PY: Chang Yu-lin 19p, D. Creighton 12p, Chen Jun-chieh 12p

Dacin 70-67 Taiwan Mobile
Dacin: Lin Yi-huei 20p, Chang Chi-feng 17p+6rb, Yue Ying-li 12p
TM: Lin Hsin-hua 12p