Despite falling 0-7 behind at the start of the game, Pure Youth Construction regained their composure in a hurry by rolling off a 24-2 run of their own before going on to defeat Bank of Taiwan 83-64 at the Sinjhuang Sport Complex in New Taipei City last night.
The win not only gave the defending champs a perfect 2-0 record for the weekend, but also marked their 10th win of the season, with the defending champs showing no signs of slowing down.
“I told [the team] that if they wanted a good Christmas break, they should play their best, and that was what we did, despite a sloppy start,” Pure Youth skipper Hsu Jin-tseh said after the game.
He will likely postpone his promise to after the New Year as they get set for a three-game weekend against some worthy opponents this week.
Doug Creighton played his best game in nearly a month by netting a season-high 23 points for the Builders, while Quincy Davis had 14 points and 13 rebounds.
Bank of Taiwan fell victim to an offensive explosion by Pure Youth to find themselves out of contention long before the final buzzer.
LUXGENS 83, KINMEN LIQUOR 70
The Yulon Luxgens made it two wins in a row without imported help by downing Kinmen Liquor in the afternoon game in Sinjhuang yesterday, thanks to another solid effort by Chou Shih-yuan.
The shooting guard out of Taipei Physical Education College, who had put up 27 points in the Luxgens’ big win over Taiwan Beer the night before, was four-for-five from behind the three-point arc.
Even though Yulon’s final margin of victory was more than 10 points, the win was anything but easy as the Distillers hung in tough through the third quarter and actually led by as many as seven points before a total defensive collapse in the final quarter.
LEOPARDS 82, TAIWAN BEER 76
The Taiwan Mobile Cloud Leopards also finished off the weekend with a perfect 3-0 mark by dropping Taiwan Beer in the weekend finale in Sinjhuang last night.