Friday, February 15, 2008

Mao did it again

(Source: ESPN Taiwan)

James Mao once again took Pure Youth to an improbable win. With 5.6 seconds left in overtime, Mao's three-point play led Pure Youth to an 116-113 overtime victory over SBL-leading Yulon Friday. Pure Youth (10-12) cracked top four for the first time in team history, surpassing the 9-12 Dacin Tigers, which lost on the same night and will meet PY Saturday.

Mao made his second game-winning shot in two weeks. On Feb. 2, his left-handed layup at the buzzer and a career-high 31 points helped Pure Youth beat dmedia Numen 108-107.

Hong Chih-shan was the other hero of the night. The little point guard sank SBL-record tying 11 three-pointers in the game en route to a career-high 35 points.

TB 80-70 Dacin
TB: Ho Sho-jen 20p, Wu Dai-hao 19p+16rb+4a+3blk, Lin Chih-jay 18p+9rb+4a, Chen Shih-nian 10p
Dacin: Chen Tse-wei 16p, Lin Yi-huei 12p, Chang Chi-feng 12p

PY 116-113(OT) Yulon
PY: Hong Chih-shan 35p(11-17 3PT)+6rb, Chien Jia-hong 27p+8rb+5a, Chen Shi-jay 14p+5rb, James Mao 13p+5rb+5a
Yulon: Chen Hsin-an 36p+12rb+5a, Chen Chih-chung 33p, Lee Hsueh-lin 13p+9rb+9a, Yang Che-yi 12p, Lee Chi-yi 13p+5rb