Date: Jan 04, 2016
By: Paul Huang / Contributing reporter
Rallying from a double-digit deficit in the second half, the Dacin Tigers tripped
up Bank of Taiwan with a superior fourth quarter to escape with a 92-90 triumph at the Banciao Gymnasium in New Taipei City last night for their eighth win of the season.
Chou Yi-hsiang’s clutch drive to the hoop over two Bank of Taiwan defenders with 3.5 seconds remaining on the clock broke a 90-90 tie for the Cats, as they outfought the Financial Wizards in the closing minute to steal the match from the Bankers, who definitely played well enough to win.
“I just tried to do my job with the game on the line and the rest sort of took care of itself,” Chou said of his game-winning shot.
The budding star for the Tigers ended with 27 points to lift his team past a feisty Bank of Taiwan team that led for most of the game.
“I figured I could at least get to the free throw line on a foul by taking it strong to the hoop, and that is exactly what happened,” added Chou, who hit Bank of Taiwan where it hurt the most by coming up with his own rebound after misfiring from the free throw line with 16.1 seconds on the game clock to give Dacin an extra possession to set up his own game-winner. [FULL STORY]