Sunday, February 22, 2009

KKL upset Yulon, Dacin on top again

Tien Lei (Source: Yahoo Taiwan Sports)

KKL 94-88 Yulon
KKL snapped Yulon's five-game winning streak with a 94-88 upset win Saturday in Hsinchu.

Sixth-ranked KKL led 88-76 with 2:30 to go before Yulon made the last rally. Yulon's consecutive threes plus three missed free-throws from KKL made the game interesting again in the final minute. However, Yulon could not pull ahead.

Lin Kwan-lun led KKL with 20 while Chen Ching-hwan had 19 points and 8 boards. Cheng Jen-wei had 15 and 9.

Yulon, which was replaced by Dacin at the top of the standing after the loss, was led by Chou Shih-yuan's 25 points. Center Tseng Wen-ting had 16 and 8.

Dacin 89-80 PY
Tien Lei had 18 points and 10 rebounds, leading Dacin to its eighth win of the season with an 89-80 win over Pure Youth Saturday.

Dacin led 49-42 at the intermission with a 11-4 closing run and added a 16-2 run in the third quarter to lead by more than 20. PY cut the deficit down to single-digit in the final period but Dacin, led by Byron Allen, quickly put the game away.

Chang Chih-feng had 21 points and 6 steals. Byron Allen, who is leading the league in rebounding, turned in 13 points and 10 rebounds. Lin Tsun-ching led Pure Youth with 19 points and Chen Shih-chieh had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists.

TB 77-72 TM
Taiwan Beer and Taiwan Mobile met again Saturday after the scuffle which resulted in a unprecedented 9-man suspension last week. TB got a revenge this time with a 77-72 win, taking advantage of the absence of suspended TM import Mario Boggan and injured Ouyang Ching-heng.

With the score tied at 69 all with less than three minutes to go, TB closed out the game with a 8-3 run. The defending champ won on consecutive nights with poise and have won four straight. Last night, TB beat BOT on Hsu Hao-cheng's game-clinching three with 0.3 seconds left.

Hsu was still hot tonight, making four of five on threes en route to a 16-point outing. Yang Ching-min led TB with 19 while Lin Chih-chieh collected 17 point, 11 rebounds and 6 assists.

Wu Yong-jen led TM with 13 points. Rookie forward Yen Cheng-hung had 12 and 5.