Doug Creighton’s offensive rebound and putback helped Pure Youth beat Elite Talent Exchange 89-86 to win the 2011 Probation Cup Invitational in Taiwan’s eastern city of Hualien on Sunday.
Zuo Tsun-kai missed consecutive free-throws but Creighton, who joined PY this summer, grabbed the offensive rebound for the winning basket as PY, which led by as many as 18 points, held off ETE’s furious rally in the last period.
Taiwan Beer routed Dacin 95-66 in the bronze medal game with Chen Jen-wei scoring 19 points.
Dacin was led by Chen Yi-an’s 16 points. Lin Yi-hui had 15.
Both teams were short of core players in the game with Ho Shou-cheng and Ha Hsiao-yuan of TB sitting out and Tien Lei and Chang Chi-feng of Dacin also out.
Kevin Johnson and Jimmy Lin combined for 41 points as Yulon beat KKL 90-68 to finish fifth in the tourney.
Johnson tallied 22 points and Lin scored 19 points. Wu Fong-cheng had 14. According to Yulon head coach Chiu Chi-yi, the team will sign Johnson for the season.
Lee Chun-wei and Hsu Wei-sheng scored 12 points each for KKL.
BOT beat Malaysia NT 93-71 to finish seventh place.