Top-ranked Pure Youth Constructions needed a strong fourth quarter to shake off a resilient Kinmen Liquor squad to win 86-74 at the Sinjhuang Sport Complex in New Taipei City yesterday afternoon.
What should have been an easy win over the last-placed Distillers turned into a dogfight for the league leaders as the underdogs carried their momentum from Saturday night’s big win over Taiwan Beer into yesterday’s game. They hung tough against the Builders, keeping it 23-19 after one quarter of play.
Even though Pure Youth would add to their lead by one in the second quarter to end the half 37-32, the momentum was clearly swinging in Kinmen Liquor’s favor and they sunk 24 points in the third quarter to cut the deficit to two.
However, that was all the Distillers could muster and the Builders returned to the floor strong with a dominant inside attack that nailed seven out of eight shots from close range to fend off the Distillers for good.
Tigers 88, Bank of Taiwan 66
The Dacin Tigers bounced back from a pair of losses with a convincing 88-66 win over Bank of Taiwan in the second game in Sinjhuang yesterday afternoon.
Victims of a fourth-quarter collapse that cost them the game the night before, the Cats made sure this one would not slip away as they netted 27 points in the third and pulled away in the fourth to claim the lopsided victory
In other play yesterday, it was:
‧ Luxgens 80, Taiwan Beer 69