Alexus Foyle, who replaced Antonio Grant in Taiwan Mobile, made his impact immediately felt by leading the team to a three-game winning streak, averaging 26.7 points and 10 rebounds in three games.
Foyle had 17 of his game-high 37 points in the 4th quarter Sunday to go with 17 rebounds, leading Taiwan Mobile to a 93-89 win over Pure Youth, who has lost three straight.
Yulon suffered the first 4-game losing streak last week. It still refused to hire an import, however.
Delvin Thomas exploded for 33 points and 14 rebounds in his last game with Taiwan Beer. Word is that Thomas planned to go back to the U.S. to be with his wife who’s giving birth before he signed with TB.
The game also gave the SBL its first 2OT game this season. KKL’s Chen Ching-huan made two threes in the last minute of the second overtime to secure the win.
The regular season schedule will be suspended for a two-week Lunar New Year break, Taiwan’s biggest holiday of the year.
TM 79-76 Yulon
TM: Liu Sheng-yao 21p, Ouyang Ching-heng 20p, A. Foyle 18p
Yulon: Yang Che-yi 25p, Lee hsueh-lin 16p+6rb, Tseng Wen-ting 15p+7rb+5a+4blk
KKL 95-85 BOT
KKL: Cheng Jen-wei 34p+12rb, S. Hawkins 29p+8rb, Chen Ching-huan 10p+7rb
Yulon 78-73 PY
Yulon: Lu Cheng-ju 23p, Tseng Wen-ting 18p+8rb+4a+5s+6blk, Lee Hsueh-lin 16p
PY: J. Sanders 26p+22rb, Hung Chih-shan 13p, Chien Chia-hung 10p+6rb
Dacin 85-75 KKL
Dacin: Chang Chih-feng 21p, Su Yi-chieh 14p, Tien Lei 13p+6rb, Yueh Ying-li 12p
KKL: S. Hawkins 31p+15rb, Cheng Jen-wei 19p+9rb
TM 85-76 TB
TM: A. Foyle 25p+11rb, Wu Yung-jen 10p+10a, Liu Sheng-yao 18p
TB: Yang Ching-min 26p, Wu Tai-hao 18p, Delvin Thomas 10p+6rb
Dacin 89-84 BOT
Dacin: B. Allen 25p+11rb, Chen Tze-wei 16p, Su Yi-chieh 17p+5a
BOT: Chen Shun-hsiang 22p, Chang Jung-hsuan 19p+6rb, J. Jones 16p+7rb
KKL 102-94(2OT) TB
KKL: S. Hawkins 29p+16rb+7a, Cheng Jen-wei 27p+10rb, Chen Ching-huan 13p+6rb
TB: D. Thomas 33p+14rb, Wu Tai-hao 19p+9rb, Yang Yu-ming 15p, Shang Wei-fan 12p+10rb
TM 93-89 PY
TM: A. Foyle 37p+17rb+4a, Ouyang Ching-heng 16p, Liu Sheng-yao 12p
PY: Huang Chi-feng 20p, James Mao 13p+7rb, J. Sanders 16p, Hung Chih-shan 16p
1. Dacin 9-2
2. KKL 8-3
3. Yulon 5-5
3. TB 5-5
5. TM 5-6
6. PY 4-7
7. BOT 1-9