Despite a month-long layoff, Jack Animam showed no rust, lifting Shih Hsin University to a 68-50 victory over National Taiwan Normal University in the University Basketball Alliance, Thursday afternoon at National Taiwan University Gym.
The former UAAP Most Valuable Player tallied 14 points, 10 rebounds, five steals, two blocks, and two assists to power the Tigers to an 8-0 record.
With Animam serving as SHU’s rock, the defending champions limited NTNU to just eight points in the third canto that paved the way for the win.
It was a close game in the first half, with NTNU leading 19-15 to end the opening frame.
Chen Yuti supported Animam with 14 points and four steals. Meanwhile, Lin Die added 13 points, seven rebounds, and two dimes.
No one scored in double-figures for NTNU, with Wu Mingzhen leading with nine points.
Shih Hsin takes on the home team on Friday.