Shawn Hawkins (left) vs. PY's James Mao (right)
Dacin's defense and a foul trouble limited Yulon center Tseng Wen-ting to two points as Dacin beat Yulon 67-62 in a low-scoring game to tie with KKL, which edged PY 79-74 Saturday, at 4-1.
KKL, powered by another brilliant performance by Shawn Hawkins, demonstrated their poise down the stretch. Hung Chi-chao drove in for a layup with 30 seconds remaining to increase KKL's lead to three points and Lin Chih-lung followed with a fastbreak layup with 4.8 seconds left.
Pure Youth cut the deficit down to one with a minute left but failed to score thereafter. It dropped to 3-2 after the loss despite Jon Sanders' 22 points and 11 rebounds.
Dacin 67-62 Yulon
Dacin: Tien Lei 17p+10rb, B. Allen 11p+10rb, Chang Chih-feng 14p, Lin Yi-hui 14p
Yulon: Chen Chih-chun 24p, Lu Cheng-ju 10p
KKL 79-74 PY
KKL: S. Hawkins 28p+18rb, Lin Chih-lung 12p
PY: J. Sanders 22p+11rb, James Mao 18p+10rb
TB 71-67 TM
TB: Yang Ching-min 15p+8rb, Yang Yu-ming 14p, Chen Shih-nian 15p
TM: Yen Cheng-hung 15p, Wu Yung-jen 15p, Teng An-cheng 12p+7rb
TB's Wu Tai-hao (right) and TM's Yen Cheng-hung (left)
(Photos: ESPN Taiwan)