Date: Apr 11, 2016
By: Paul Huang / Contributing reporter
Top-seeded Pure Youth Construction clinched an unprecedented fifth
straight trip in the championship finals by topping the fifth-seeded Fubon Braves 77-64 in Game 6 of their semi-final series at the Sinjhuang Sports Complex in New Taipei City last night to win the best-of-seven series 4-2.
Tsai Wen-cheng lead a quartet of double-digit scorers for the Builders, who had too many offensive weapons for the Braves as they shook off the underdogs with a 25-15 scoring differential in the game-deciding third quarter to blow a narrow halftime lead wide open.
“We just played our game in the second half the way we knew how and the rest just took care of itself,” Tsai said.
His team-high 16 points, seven of which came in the fourth quarter, helped spoil any chance of a Braves comeback.
Also worthy of praise were Darian Townes and Keh Chi-hao.
The former led a Pure Youth squad that dominated the Braves on the glass by outrebounding their opponents 45-32, while the latter converted four of six from behind the three-point line as they combined for 29 points. [FULL STORY]