Date: Aug 31, 2015
By: Paul Huang / Contributing reporter
Taiwan were beaten by a potent Philippines attack, dropping their second game of this year’s
William Jones Cup International Basketball Tournament in a 77-69 defeat at the Sinjhuang Sports Complex in New Taipei City last night.
The hosts did not get a quick start they had hoped, trailing the visitors early in the opening frame before a pair of three’s by Liu Cheng led a small rally by Taiwan to tie the game at 20-20 late in the first.
After a 6-0 run by the Philippines to end the first quarter, the game quickly turned into an offensive clinic for the Philippines, who outplayed Taiwan in every facet of the game to take a comfortable 47-31 lead at the half.
Taiwan managed to come back by dominating the third, outscoring the visitors 23-7 to erase the deficit, highlighted by Lin “the Beast” Chih-chieh’s putback basket with 30 seconds remaining in the quarter to force a 54-54 tie. [FULL STORY]