Red-hot Lin Guan-luen continued his recent scoring binge with 18 points in the decisive fourth quarter to lift Kinmen Kaoliang past the Dacin Tigers 88-83 at the Sinjhuang Sports Complex in New Taipei City yesterday afternoon.
The streaky point man out of New Taipei City’s Nan Shan Senior High School finished with a game-high 25 points on a night the Distillers hit 32 points in a valiant fourth-quarter effort to take the game.
Neither team had the upper hand through the first 10 minutes of play, with the scoreboard reading 17-17 after a slow start for both clubs.
However, the Tigers shifted into a higher gear, with Lin Yi-hui and Tsai Jung-ming combining for 13 of their 22 points in the second quarter to lead 39-34 at the half.
With their top two scorers, Lin and Taylor King, held to nine points in the first half, the Distillers returned from a halftime pep talk in grand form as they put up 22 points over Dacin’s 19 to reduce the gap to two.
Lin took over with 18 of his team’s 32 points in the fourth to run away with the victory.
Luxgens 94, Bank of Taiwan 83
The Yulon Luxgens bounced back from a tough loss to Pure Youth the night before with a 94-83 win over Bank of Taiwan in the second game in Sinjhuang yesterday.
Hired gun Herve Lamizana proved his worth as the carmakers’ playmaker by netting a season-high 38 points on the night to bring his team into the postseason for the 10th straight time.
PURE YOUTH 104, TAIWAN BEER 85
Pure Youth Constructions extended their record-breaking winning streak to an astonishing 14 with a convincing 104-85 whipping of Taiwan Beer in the final game in Sinjhuang last night.