Led by Tien Lei’s 29 points and Chen Tse-wei’s three timely threes, Dacin Tigers beat Kyung Hee University 76-71 and won the 2007 Guanhu Cup Invitational Tournament for the first time.
Chen Tse-wei, who had 19 points, made three three-pointers in mid fourth quarter and Lin Yi-huei added two layups as Dacin pulled ahead and help off South Koreans’ rally. The title also gave new Dacin head coach Chiu Da-tsun a good start.
Kyung Hee University was runner-up for the second consecutive year.
Yulon, the Guanhu Cup winner last year, beat dmedia 95-85 in the third place game.
Ryukyu Golden King routed shorthanded Taiwan Beer 96-72 to finish with fifth place. Lin Chi-jay had 25 points to pace TB, which lost starters Wu Dai-hao, Chen Shih-nian and Ho Sho-jen to injuries in the game.
Afghanistan NT edged Pure Youth 82-77 in the 7/8 place game. Malaysia NT upset Philippines’ NBC-Spring Cooking Oil for its first win while SCO finished the tourney losing all five games.
Guanhu Cup placing:
1. Dacin Tigers
2. Kyung Hee University
3. Yulon Dinos
5. Ryukyu Golden King
6. Taiwan Beer
7. Afghanistan NT
8. Pure Youth
10. NBC-Spring Cooking Oil