Play continued in this year’s Hualien Probation Cup Basketball Tournament with Bank of Taiwan edging Taiwan Beer in an 85-83 thriller at the Hualien County Sports Complex yesterday afternoon.
Four three-pointers by rookie sensation Kao Chien-yi led the way for the Bankers, who led by as many as 19 points in the second half before allowing the Brew Crew back into the game in a stellar second-half effort to almost turn the tables on their opponents.
“Our players really exceeded my expectations today,” a delighted Bank of Taiwan skipper Wei Cheng-ming said after the game.
His six rookies played like veterans against the three-time champions in an encounter that kept the spectators on their feet for the whole game.
Elite Talent Exchange 102, Dacin 84
Breaking the century mark in scoring, Elite Talent Exchange of the US downed the Dacin Tigers last night to remain unbeaten at 3-0.
Although the visitors had the last laugh as far as the outcome of the game was concerned, the Tigers were pleased with a solid effort by newcomer Liam McMorrow of the US, who racked up 28 points.
After trailing by eight in a hard-fought first quarter, the Tigers outscored the visitors by a 31-23 margin in the second quarter to end the first half level at 49-49.
Dacin kept the deficit to a single digit in the third quarter, but the Americans erupted for 27 points in the fourth to win.
Yesterday’s other score:
‧ Luxgens 76, Kinmen Liquor 64