Mon, Jan 23, 2006 - Page 19 News List

Antelopes break bankers


Yang Yu-ming, right, of the Antelopes dives for the ball with Bank of Taiwan's Wu Yong-ren during SBL action at the Taipei Physical Education College Gymnasium on Friday. The Antelopes defeated Bank of Taiwan 108-103 in double overtime.


The ETTV Antelopes needed a season-high 31 points from guard Yang Yu-ming and two overtimes to beat the Bank of Taiwan 108-103 in Super Basketball League action at the Taipei Physical Education College Gymnasium on Saturday.

The win got the Antelopes back on the winning track and ended the bankers' winning streak at four games.

Frontcourt tandem Chu Yong-hong and Lin Chuin-fong's combined 17 points in the first quarter helped the bankers take a 23-21 lead before they stretched it to as many as 11 points midway through the second quarter.

It took a 12-0 run by the Antelopes in the closing minutes of the first half to take a one-point lead at the half (42-41).

The bankers managed to regain the lead in the third quarter on the strength of a fierce low-post attack, only to see the Antelopes answer in the fourth quarter with Yang's 10 points in the quarter.

At 83-all, the bankers had a chance to win with Lin taking the final shot at the buzzer. But his miss sent the game into the first overtime in which the bankers had another opportunity to win, leading by two with the clock winding down.

It was Yang's game-tying field goal with time expiring that denied the bankers the win as the game went into a second overtime.

After trailing the bankers for the first three minutes of the second overtime, the Antelopes made sure they would come away winners by scoring the game's final seven points to secure the win.

Tigers 80, Dinos 73

Back-to-back 35-point nights by Tien Lei kept the Dacin Tigers in the win column as they topped the Yulon Dinos in an 80-73 decision on Saturday for a perfect 2-0 week.

Scoring early and often with their renown perimeter attack, the Tigers took a 23-16 lead after the first quarter against the defending champs, outplaying the Dinos in a well-executed effort.

Over-anxiousness on the part of their interior defense harmed the Dinos as the entire starting frontcourt (Tseng Wen-ding, Lu Cheng-rue, and Hsu Wei-sheng) bit on the numerous pump fakes by the Tigers to foul out in the game, sending the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 28 times.

Taiwan Beer 106, Hunters 83

Taiwan Beer broke the century mark in scoring for the second time this month in a 106-83 trouncing of the Videoland Hunters on Saturday.

The beermen's scoring leader, Lin "The Beast" Chih-jeh, poured in 16 points during the first quarter, matching the entire Hunters offense and gaining a 27-16 lead by the end of the quarter.

The Hunters managed to play a competitive second quarter with reserve forward Hu Yu-wei ringing up 10 points to keep the deficit in single digits (49-40).

But the second half belonged to the beer crew, which racked up 57 points to run away with the win.

Lin set a new season-high in single-game scoring with 37 points, two more than his previous mark, which he accomplished in a game against YMY on Jan. 13.

Frontcourt duo Shang Wei-fang and Wu Chih-yuan also chipped in 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the beermen.

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