Chen vs. Sanders (source: ESPN Taiwan)
Yulon and BOT kept rolling — in different directions. The Dinos beat dmedia 84-78 Friday to win its 8th straight while Bank of Taiwan dropped its 26th consecutive game and broke the SBL all-time longest losing record after a 92-68 defeat to Dacin.
The game between Yulon and dmedia was dubbed as the dual of Chen Hsin-an and Jonathan Sanders, both of whom had won Ballers of the Week this season. Led by Chen’s 27 points, Yulon held off dmedia’s furious rally in the final quarter.
Dmedia, which trailed by 13 in the end of the third quarter, pulled ahead 71-70 with 2:54 left before Sanders fouled out of the game and everything went astray. Sanders did scored 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for dmedia, whose surprising start has been the talk of the league. Dmedia lost both games vs. Yulon, however.
In the first game of the night, Dacin point guard Su Yi-chieh made his long-awaited return to the starting lineup after more than eight months, during which he had went through two injuries in his left elbow.
Su wasted no time to make his presence felt, tallying 16 points to go with 8 assists and four steals, and helped Dacin overcome a pair of DNPs from Tien Lei and Wang Chih-chun.
Dacin 92-68 BOT
Dacin: Chang Chi-feng 29p, Su Yi-chieh 16p+8a+4s
BOT: Lin Chih-long 15p, Chuang Hsiao-wen 13p, Chang Jung-hsuan 12p
Yulon 84-78 dmedia
Yulon: Chen Hsin-an 27p+8rb, Lee Chi-yi 17p, Tsun Wen-din 15p+9rb+4blk
dmedia: J. Sanders 16p+12rb, Lin Kwan-lun 21p, Ouyang Jin-hen 18p