Taiwan Beer kicked off the new Super Basketball League season on a high note by downing the Yulon Luxgens 93-89 at the Taipei Physical Education College Gymnasium in Tianmu last night.
Byron Allen led the Brew Crew’s offense with a game-high 33 points and 15 rebounds on his return to Taiwan. The former Dacin Tiger standout helped the Cats win their first and only league title in 2009.
Also starring for Taiwan Beer was shooter Yang Yu-ming who netted 22 points on the night to provide the Brew Crew with some much-needed outside scoring to keep the opposing defense from sagging in to defend against Allen’s inside play.
The Luxgens played Taiwan Beer tough in a hard fought game with an older lineup that looked to Lu Cheng-rue for his leadership in the absence of big man Tseng Wen-ding. Hired gun George Goode did not have as good a showing as skipper Lin Cheng-ming had hoped, with only 10 points and seven boards to his credit.
In yesterday’s other game it was:
Pure Youth 94 Tigers 86