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The Hunters turn in a high-scoring win in local pro hoops

By Paul Huang  /  CONTRIBUTING REPORTER

Fourteen three-pointers, including six by big man Lee Chih-yi (李啟億), helped the Videoland Hunters (3-0) win their third straight game of the season 113-100, as they outscored the Bank of Taiwan in an offensive showcase that rang up over 210 points between the two clubs on Christmas Eve.

Six different players scored in double-figures for Hunters coach Chung Chi-mong (鍾枝盟), making the league's top offense appear to be unstoppable against a solid bankers' group that broke the century mark for the first time in team history.

The Hunters took a 31-19 first-quarter lead and extended it to as large as 28 points in the third quarter before a 38-point fourth quarter by the Bank of Taiwan turned the contest into a more respectable 13-point difference at the final buzzer.

Dinos 78, Taiwan Beer 79

Lin "The Beast" Chih-jeh (林志傑) drained five third-quarter "threes" for Taiwan Beer to erase an 11-point half-time deficit against the Yulon Dinos as the Beermen finished off strong in a thrilling one-point win.

The emotional victory marked the first for the brew masters in five tries against the defending champs, dating back to last season.

The Dinos actually took a 75-74 lead with a minute-and-a-half left to play before the beer squad answered with five straight to gain a four-point advantage with less than 20 seconds on the clock.

Swingman Ho Sho-cheng (何守正) finally found his shooting touch in the second half for Taiwan Beer, scoring 15 points to complement "The Beast's" season-high 33-point effort.

Lions 76, Bank of Taiwan 89

Inexperience took its toll in the Sina Lions' 89-76 overtime loss to the bankers on Saturday as 25 turnovers by the young cubs ultimately cost them the game.

The most evenly matched contest of the week saw the two teams playing to a 70-all tie at the end of regulation before Bank of Taiwan went on a scoring spree against a worn-out Lions club to pull away with the win.

Power forward Yang Jing-ming (楊敬敏) scored a career-high 35 points for the Bankers in his best offensive outing of the season so far.

Taiwan Beer 76, Antelopes 83

Playing its second game in as many days, Taiwan Beer finally ran out of steam in the second half against a much fresher ETTV Antelopes lineup that shot nearly 50 percent from the floor.

Sharp-shooter Yang Yu-ming (楊玉明) led the Antelope attack with his 10-for-18 shooting as the unforgiving Antelopes converted several of the Beermen's 17 turnovers into easy buckets on the other end of the court.

Hunters 77, Dinos 72

The red-hot Videoland Hunters (4-0) remained undefeated for the season behind a strong performance by small forward Yang Tseh-yi (楊哲宜), whose 26 points picked up the scoring slack for his team in light of the fact that top scorer Lee Chi-yi was often double-teamed in the 77-72 win over the Yulon Dinos.

Yang was a problem for the Dinos all game long because with his size advantage, he could easily shoot over the smaller guards and he was too quick for the big men to guard.

Tigers 99, Lions 79

Reserve center Chen Tsu-wei's (陳子威) 23-point night paved the way for the Dacin Tigers in their 99-79 blowout win over the Sina Lions to close out week two in the SBL.

Lions Luo Hsin-liang (羅興樑) was 0-for-4 from the field.

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