Date: Dec 06, 2015
By: Paul Huang / Contributing reporter
Pure Youth Construction overcame a sluggish third quarter with a valiant finish in the final
minutes to turn back a feisty Bank of Taiwan squad 79-76 at the Banciao Gymnasium in New Taipei City last night to improve to a 4-1 mark for the season.
Tsai Wen-cheng’s runaway layup off a Bank of Taiwan turnover on an inbound pass with 15 seconds left to play rallied the four-time defending champions from as many as three down with less than 30 seconds remaining to put the Builders ahead for good.
“The ball just came loose and we were in the right place at the right time to cash in on [Bank of Taiwan’s] mistake,” Tsai said after the game, referring to Bank of Taiwan guard Lee Wei-che’s erroneous inbound pass that found its way to Pure Youth’s Lin Chin-bang, who immediately hurled the ball up the court to Tsai for the game-deciding finish.
Heading into the contest with a big win over the Yulon Luxgens under their belt, the Bankers matched the Builders shot-for-shot in an evenly fought first quarter that ended tied at 21-21 before a drop in intensity saw them trail Pure Youth 41-37 at the half. [FULL STORY]