Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
Photo from Taichung Wagor Suns


T1: Heading drains eight treys as Taichung escapes Tiongson’s Taoyuan

Jordan Heading knocked down eight triples — including the dagger, lifting Taichung Wagor to a 119-115 escape of Taoyuan in the 2021-22 T1 League season, Sunday at Chung Yuan Christian University Gymnasium.

Unlike their first two encounters that saw the Suns win over the Leopards win an average margin of 29.0 points, Taichung needed a late flurry to take down Taoyuan.

Down 97-96 after a Troy Williams triple with 5:18 left, a Su Yichin three-pointer and a couple of free throws gave Taichung a four-point cushion.

Du Yucheng though would cut the lead down to a point before Heading took charge.

The 6-foot-2 Filipino-American combo guard drained a booming triple to give his side a 106-103 lead while pulling up for another one with 52 seconds remaining that proved to be the dagger as it gave the Suns a 113-106 lead.

Steady free-throw shooting by the Suns in the endgame fended of Taoyuan while gifting Taichung its fourth win of the season — going up to 4-5 for solo fourth.

Heading ended up with 32 points built on eight treys with 11 rebounds, six assists, two steals, and two blocks.

Sani Sakakini also had himself a game, tallying 35 points, 19 rebounds, and six assists while Ting Shengju added 22 points with seven assists and six rebounds.

Su Yichin and Chen Chinghuan finished with 11 and 10 points respectively with the former also grabbing seven rebounds and dishing out five assists.

For the second straight game, Caelan Tiongson struggled, putting up just three points on 1-of-8 shooting from the field with six rebounds.

2021-22-T1-League-season-Taoyuan-vs-Taichung-Caelan-Tiongson-1 T1: Heading drains eight treys as Taichung escapes Tiongson's Taoyuan Basketball News  - philippine sports news

Photo from Taoyuan Leopards

Leading the way for Taoyuan — a team that suffered its sixth straight loss to fall to 1-8 — was Williams, who had 31 points and 11 rebounds.

#ReadMore  Nowitzki, Yao, FIBA officials pay courtesy call to Malacanang

John Gillon got 29 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds as well while Du added 20 points built on six triples.

Heading and Taichung will next face the New Taipei CTBC DEA on January 23 at Xinzhuang Gymnasium. Prior to that, Tiongson and Taoyuan will take on the same team on January 22 at Xinzhuang Gymnasium.

Written By

You May Also Like


Jordan Heading and Caelan Tiongson are the first to commit to Strong Group for its campaign in the 43rd William Jones Cup. This year’s...


Jack Animam, the 6-foot-4 center hailing from Bulacan, continues to pursue her dreams with unwavering determination. Fresh from her recent campaign with Wuhan in...


Strong Group proved its worth, but destiny sided with Al Riyadi. Ismail Abdelmoneim drained the championship-winning, buzzer-beating trey, preventing Strong Group from becoming the...


Strong Group took care of business on Saturday morning (Manila time), thrashing Beirut anew with a 94-72 victory in the semifinals of the 33rd...


Facing their toughest challenge in the 33rd Dubai International Basketball Championship, Strong Group Athletics emerged victorious with a 91-89 win over Al Ahly Tripoli,...


Strong Group asserted its dominance in the 33rd Dubai International Basketball Championship with a commanding 95-73 triumph over Beirut Sports Club on Wednesday morning...


Kevin Quiambao and Francis Escandor have proven their worth. The two La Salle stalwarts paved the way in Strong Group Athletics’ impressive 89-67 victory...


Dwight Howard and Andre Roberson showed their pedigree, leading Strong Group Athletics to an impressive 82-66 victory over host United Arab Emirates on Saturday...