JACK ANIMAM MAKES IMPRESSIVE UBA DEBUT, SHIH HSIN STUNS TAIWAN U
Jack Animam proved her worth in her University Basketball Alliance (UBA) debut, powering Shih Hsin University (SHU) with a 71-point decimation of Taiwan University, 115-44, Monday at the Taiwan University of Science and Technology Gym.
Despite a nine-month layoff after her last competitive game was back on December 10 during the 30th Southeast Asian Games, the NU product was quick to show her skills to lead Shih Hsin campaign to s dominating win.
Though, the 21-year-old tallied 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field, alongside six steals, 5 rebounds, and 3 blocks to power the defending champions to a win in its title defense.
Meanwhile, senior Lin Die backed her with 18 points of her own, alongside 8 rebounds and 4 assists.
Senior Chen Yuti contributed 16 points and 5 steals, while sophomore Yang Shuyan scored 15 points in the brutal beatdown where the Tigers shot a highly efficient 54-percent clip from the field.
Animam, who is taking a master’s degree in advertising, bucked an early foul trouble and spearheaded the Tigers’ 33-7 opener, before anchoring a 34-point third-quarter assault to grab a 66-point lead, 93-27, in the frame.
Shih Hsin led by as much as 77 points in the lopsided affair, 106-29.
As a team, Shih Hsin shot a whopping 54.1-percent from the field compared to just 25.6-percent from Taiwan University, who scored just seven points in both the first and second quarters.
Chen Yixuan paced Taiwan University with 12 points in the losing cause.
There will be no time to rest for Animam and SHU, as they take on the Southeast University of Science and Technology (SUST) match on Tuesday.
SUST lost to Taiwan University of Science and Technology, 41-87, earlier in the day.