Jack Animam’s third game proved her importance to Shih Hsin’s title defense in the University Basketball Alliance.
The National University product survived early foul trouble as Shih Hsin romped Taiwan University of Science and Technology, 99-57, on its home floor, Wednesday evening.
Animam was called for two early fouls in the contest, forcing her to sit out the majority of the opening frame.
Though Lin Die and Chen Yuti took the scoring cudgels for the Tigers, Shih Hsin held just an 18-17 lead to end the quarter.
The 6-foot-3 Animam then returned in the second frame. And once she got going, she anchored her team’s defense.
Shih Hsin limited its opponents to just nine points in the second quarter, and 12 in the third to turn the close game into a rout.
Animam had 13 points, eight rebounds, two steals, and a block in the contest.
Chen led Hsih Shin with 19 points built on four triple, while Lin added 14. Wu Mengqiao chipped 10 points and Su Jiaxian scattered eight points, seven steals, five rebounds, and three steals.
Shih Hsin went to 3-0.
TUST, who dropped to 1-2, was led by freshman Chen Zhiying, who had 20 points, six rebounds, and three steals. Zheng Qiaoyu added 17 points off the bench.
Animam and the Tigers will have a long break before facing Chenggong University on December 10 at Shixin University Gym.