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Heading drops T1 LEAGUE record eight triples in Taichung’s narrow escape over Taoyuan



(Photograph by T1 LEAGUE)

Filipino import Jordan Heading was lights out from beyond the arc on Sunday, drilling a league-record eight three-pointers in Taichung Wagor Suns’ 119-115 win over Taoyuan Leopards in Taiwan’s professional basketball T1 LEAGUE.

The Gilas Pilipinas sniper scored 32 points highlighted by his incredible outside shooting which broke the previous record of seven treys in a single game registered by Taipei-based TaiwanBeer HeroBears captain Chiang Yu-an, Kaohsiung Aquas guard Allen Yu, and Tainan TSG GhostHawks import Jordan Chatman.

Heading, a Filipino-Australian, complemented his scorching offense with 10 rebounds and six assists for the Suns.

Heading’s heroics saved Taichung Wagor from the feisty Leopards as Suns forward Sani Sakanini, who scored 35 points, 20 rebounds and six dimes, fouled out with just two minutes left.

“At the end of the game, last minute and a half to two minutes with Sani fouling out, we really had to just dig deep and find a way to pull out the win,” Heading said.

Heading drilled a clutch bucket from the far-right corner with under two minutes left in the fourth quarter before sinking another one from the top left arc with just 53 seconds left in the game to give the Suns a 113-106 advantage.

Heading played for the Philippines in the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers held June last year in Clark, Pampanga and in FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Serbia in June and July.