Monday, February 16, 2009

TB beat Dacin in OT, Yulon back on top


Taiwan Beer beat Dacin 86-83 in overtime and Yulon routed Taiwan Mobile 77-55 Sunday as Yulon unseat the Tigers and become the new No. 1. Yulon, 6-1, led Dacin by a half game and TB climbed back to number three with 4-3.

Led by Lin Chih-chieh and Yang Ching-min, TB overcame a 35-point outburst from Dacin's Chang Chih-fung for the much-needed win as Lin and Yang each chipped in 20 points. Lin also pulled down 13 rebounds.

Byron Allen made a pair of free-throws and helped Dacin pulled ahead by one with 14.3 seconds left in regulation. Allen was whistled for a unsportsmanlike foul on the following possession. However, TB managed to convert only one point from two free-throws and a possession as the game went into over time.

Both side could not make a run to put the game away in the extra session. Seldom-used TB forward Hsu Cheng-wen became a unlikely hero, making three of four foul shots before Yang Ching-min iced the game with a fastbreak layup.

TB 86-83(OT) Dacin
TB: Lin Chih-chieh 20p+13rb, Yang Ching-min 20p, Ha Hsiao-yuan 16p, Chen Shih-nian 15p
Dacin: Chang Chih-fung 35p, Tien Lei 13p+10rb, Byron Allen 16p+17rb, Lin Yi-hui 12p

KKL 74-66 BOT
KKL: Cheng Jen-wei 23p+11rb
BOT: Chen Shun-hsiang 19p, Hsu Chih-chan 14p+9rb

Yulon 77-55 TM
Yulon: Tseng Wen-ting 19p, Chen Chih-chung 19p (6-7 3PT)
TM: Ouyang Ching-heng 21p+6rb, Wu Yong-jen 13p

Yulon 6-1
Dacin 6-2
TB 4-3
KKL 3-4
PY 3-4
TM 3-5
BOT 1-7

(Photo source: Yahoo Taiwan Sports)